High Blantyre Primary School

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

High Blantyre

 High Blantyre Primary School Built c1910

High Blantyre Primary School, Hunthill Road, High Blantyre
A winters day at High Blantyre Primary School, Hunthill Road, High Blantyre

Who remembers Craig Brown, of Scottish Football fame, as P.E. Teacher?

High Blantyre Primary School looking North up Hunthill Road. This building was referred to as the Annexe. Does anyone know why?  Robertson’s ginger works can just be made out on the left above the roofline.  High Blantyre Primary School, Hunthill Road, High Blantyre
 Head Masters House Headmasters House, adjacent to the school.

Photo by Blantyre Photographer, Jim Brown.

 Your Social Comments:

Eileen Kennedy: I started teaching there in 1971 to 1973 then went to the new school in 1974. In 1972 the p7s were bused to Cairn’s Primary in Halfway as the school was overcrowded.
Margo Haughen: Does anyone know when the old building closed to pupils? I’m having trouble getting a timeline. They named the new houses Crawford Gardens in memory of Mr Crawford, I believe, Jean.
George Hay Yes, also remember the headmaster Mr Crawford.
Shona Preston great wee school. who remembers Big Tam Ferrier and Mrs Thain.

Margaret Stewart: Lol shona! Heard many stories about Tam Ferrier.

Jean Gibson: My first teaching practice as a student was in High Blantyre and Craig Brown was the teacher whose class I was in. Aunt Chris Preston was also a student there with me. The Head Master was David Crawford ( senior).

Margaret Stewart: Lol! I remember it well! My older brother n sisters had him as teacher.
Catriona Paterson: I started High Blantyre IN 1970/71. I think Miss Rennie was my first teacher, head master was Mr Crawford. Teachers I remember at new school are Mrs Dalrymple, Mrs Wishart My teacher primary 5, Mrs Kennedy, Miss Thompson my teacher when I was Primary 7, Mrs Banks, Mrs Wilson, Mr Robinson head master Mr Rhodes, And in the office I think there was a Miss/Mrs Smith.
Alan Baird: I’ve always wondered what happened to my old teacher Mrs Gill nee Armit 1972-3
Mark Mckay: Was it called the annexe?
William Mackie: Mark, yes it was. Went there for a bit when they were renovating THE other h/b primary.

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