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TS Empress1723 viewsThe Empress moored in the Gareloch off Rhu. She was the second of two charitable training ships for boys, and was in the Gareloch from 1889 until the 1920s, with staff giving a tough and sometimes brutal training to the 300 boys on board at any time. In this picture some can be seen aloft. Image circa 1910.
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The Empress1805 viewsA 1905 photograph of the Training Ship Empress and two large yachts moored in Rhu Bay. Formerly the warship Revenge, the Clyde Training Ship Association vessel was home and school to 350-400 boys.
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Glenmallon School1572 viewsPupils of Glenmallon School on Loch Longside travelled to Helensburgh for this 1940 class photograph. Back row: Agnes ?, Alison Craig, Ernest ?, Rita Beattie, Rosemary Cameron, Rae Bolton (kilt); middle row: Sheila Anton, Peter McKichen, Betty Bowie, Miss Ferguson, Elspeth ? On ground: Jean Stone and Jimmy Beattie. Image supplied by Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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Glenmallon School1572 viewsPupils outside Glenmallon School on Loch Longside, circa 1940. Graham McGlone stands tall in the centre. Others are Herbert Gray, Alan Brough, Agnes Kirkwood, Norma Anton, Peter McKichan, Sheila Anton, Jessie Ronald, Joyce Russell, Maybeth Stevenson and Ernest ? One of the teachers is Miss Fergusson; the other possibly Miss Hattle. Image supplied by Stella Trainor, Ontario, Canada.
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Glen Fruin School circa 19101833 viewsThis one teacher school was built in 1840, and the building still stands today as a private house near the Black Bridge. The photograph was taken by Helensburgh grocery manager and keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn, and several members of the Thorburn family were pupils.
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Pupils of Glen Fruin School circa 1910-121964 viewsThree of the pupils are James, Graham, and Robert Douglas Thorburn. The picture was taken by keen amateur photographer Robert Thorburn.
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Academy opening1752 viewsVIP guests the Duke of Argyll and the Commodore Clyde, Commodore Chris Hockley, and his wife chat after the official opening of the second Hermitage Academy at Colgrain on June 4 2008.
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Hermitage class 19442070 viewsA Hermitage School class pictured in 1944. Top row (from left): Robin Maltman, Drew Buchanan, Neil Burgess, Clark Gibson, John Mills, Billy Price, John Glennie, Harry McAdam; 2nd row: Donald McLean, ?, Harry Fraser, ?, Robin Price, ?, Gordon Grant, Jim Campbell, Herbert Curtis, Ronnie Porter; 3rd row: Eric Beauman, Victor Petrie, Philip O´Brian, Silvia Mitchell, Pat Patterson, Florence Hendry, Lorna Robb, Helen Freeland, ?, Judith Peel, Maggie Rice; 4th row: Rene Webster, Miss Adair, Sheena Campbell, Ailsa Pattison, Kay Willison, Aileen Dodd, ?, ?, ?, Elma Davis, Joyce Henderson, Susan Drysdale; front row: John Ferris, Billy Young, Henry Curtis, Jim McNeill, Angus Tran, David Griffiths, Duncan MacCallum. Image supplied by Gordon Tran, and names by Gordon Fraser and Jim McNeil.
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Hermitage School Pupils 19622857 viewsSenior pupils at Hermitage School in 1962. Image supplied by Gordon Mickel.
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Hermitage class1221 viewsClass 2B at Hermitage School, circa 1956. More details would be welcomed. Image supplied by Iain D.McAulay.
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Academy opening1862 viewsProvost William Petrie OBE JP DL of Argyll and Bute Council, a former pupil who met his wife Jean at the original Hermitage School, officially opens the second Hermitage Academy at Colgrain on June 4 2008, watched by headmaster Geoff Urie.
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Academy opening1757 viewsTalented young violinist Ryan Young plays a set of reels during the official opening of the second Hermitage Academy at Colgrain on June 4 2008. On the left of the picture is the Duke of Argyll. Photo by Donald Fullarton.
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