Newlands Primary School

Newlands Primary School
The generous LORD NEWLANDS donated this fine building in1896. He instructed the stonemasons to carve 'NEWLANDS PUBLIC SCHOOL' into the sandstone. Welcome all visitors! Click on the link "COMMENTS" below each Post to read what others have to say. And leave a Comment of your own too while you're here!

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

A Young-ish Pupil Surfaces... from the U.S.A.

Paul Gallagher who now lives in New Jersey USA., sent his class photo from Newlands and some of his memories which he relates in his email below. He also forwarded some nice old photo's which will be posted soon. Paul thinks Newlands continued to run as a school until around 1976/77, and if anyone can confirm, or give a best guess, we'd appreciate it.


.....extract from Paul Gallagher's email:.
My Name is Paul Robert Gallagher, I went to Newlands from 1967-to 1974 then went on to Riverside Senior Secondary. I lived on Burgher street, around the corner, and I could see the school from my bedroom window. The school photo shows me top row first from left. I can name most of my classmates. My best recollection is this photo was taken springtime of 1969. I remember the Head mistress as Mrs Spiers, although I may be mistaken. I can' t remember the teacher in the photo.



I had a great time at Newlands, and I have many great memories.



Some of the highlights were the football team run by two Policemen. Also at Christmas time of 1970, six of my classmates were chosen to appear on the STV religious program Late Call, (the very show the late Ricky Fulton spoofed On Scotch and Wry) although the reverend involved with my classmates and I was much more serious relating the Xmas message. I clearly remember watching them on TV which was so surreal, and they were all the talk of the school during the weeks leading up to the appearance, and after.


I remember, too, participating in the "Newlands Variety Show" with a full stage set up in the gymnasium. This was performed in front of the other students, and parents. A group of classmates and I were dressed as a Black and white Minstrels, singing Al Jolsen's April showers, (how I cringe at the thought of my singing), although it was fun.



There was a Teacher named Miss Horn who taught on the second floor at the front of the school on the Girls side. Also Mrs.Taylor, who's class was on the top floor at the back of the school on the girls side, was German with a very obvious strong accent. Was this a first for the school, having a foreign teacher? I wonder if anyone remembers the lollipop man's small room, first right as you walked in from the boys entrance. It always stank of cigarette smoke.



After I left Riverside I moved to Auchenshuggle for a short while, then moved to Mount Florida right next door to Hampden Park. Around 1986 I emigrated to the USA, were I have lived since. I have been back to see the old neighbourhood, and was shocked to see the changes, particularly to my old street.


. . . . PAULS CLASS PHOTO FROM AROUND 1969 (Modern)



JUST CLICK ON THE PHOTO



OR THE CLASS LIST



TO SEE AN ENLARGED VERSION.



( Then click on the BACK button )



. "THE TEACHER LOOKS LIKE A WEE LASSIE, SURE SHE DOES !"
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. . . . . . . . . PAULS CLASS LIST AS HE REMEMBERS IT !


THE ??? MEANS THAT WE DON'T YET KNOW THE NAMES.


IF YOU CAN HELP, PLEASE LET US KNOW.


Thanks again to Paul's good memory - he has identified the Teacher as "Miss McLean."


......written & submitted for Posting by PAUL R. GALLAGHER, now of New Jersey, U.S.A.

9 comments:

Paul R Gallagher said...

My Buddy Steve Tannahill, Informs me that the teacher is Miss Mclean, now I remember, Brian is right, she is very young, Paul.

Isabel Morrison said...

I went to this school, but earlier than this. I knew Brian Charlton.

xerxes418 said...

My is Ed Hunter . I believe I went to school at Park Head . I lived on Silverdale street in Glasgow until the family went to the US .

I do have an old photo around and I believe it is my class from 1966 or 67 . I had a friend that lived on Silver dale named Jimmy Harrisson . I also had a good friend that lived at the store on the corner of Silverdale . If any one reads this and can jockey my memory that would be great . My email is ehunter@dps.state.vt.us . or phone 802-645-1929

Scotbandit said...

Hello Isobel Morrison, I remember you, although I was one year ahead of you. I used to play with Catherine Ness, Jose Fleming, Gary Nolan, all of Palace Street. If you would like to Publish directly (be an Author) on the Newlands Blog, we are looking for Volunteers! Every night, a team of tiny mice run around behind the scenes to keep everything oiled and running smoothly. So if something goes wrong, REMEMBER, it will be the fault of those darn mice, not us!
...LOL..
I was at school with the name
JUNE-Elizabeth MacWilliam
and I don't know if you will remember me after 42 years Isobel. I think you were always Top of your Class if I recall right.
Cheers
and HAPPY ROBBIE BURNS DAY!

slurelady7 said...

Well talk about Marley's ghost....Paul Gallagher is a blast from the past alright, not to mention Stevie Tannahill. Either or both please email for a chat anytime, it would be great fun to catch up on the lad who's bedroom window faced my own...lol...happy days...Susan Lindsay.

Anonymous said...

great memories that school photo is something else especially the handsome dudes in the back row we all were friends in that class right through primary one to five then we grow up and before you know it were all ancient remember paul g and steve t the girls and the janny mr mc googhan cheers robert dempster

Anonymous said...

Hi there I remember Paul also I'm sure he was great at doing an immpresion of an american cop car.
I stayed in london rd above the we shop next to helenvale st flats.I also played in Goal for the school we used to get beat double digits.I remember our German teacher also and the black and white minstral show and the story of the flamingo bird where I was the father of about 10 sons or something at the foot of a vulcano.I moved to bridgeton but stayed on at Newlands until we left for secondary.Didn.t go to riverside went to john st instead.
Thanks for the memories great wee site
Gordon Gilchrist

pauline aubrey said...

the girl in middle of alex baird and sandra sherridan is veronica watson
thanks pauline skidmore aubrey

Sheena Merrilees said...

Hi I was extremely happy when I came across this as I have no childhood photos due to a house fire. I am Sheena Merrilees nee Pollock and sitting Bottom row 2nd from left and I remember you & Steven Tannahill well Paul as you both used to tease the life out of us girls! lol! Many Thanks for posting this pic & Best regards to you & yours.

 

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