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Land of the Free1897 viewsA scene from the Hermitage Academy production of 'Land of the Free', one of the sketches in a school concert entitled 'Conducted Tour" which ran for three nights in March 1969. It was the brainchild of deputy rector John Robertson. Elizabeth Burns is seen as Lady Macbeth.
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Hermitage School2559 viewsThe old Hermitage School in East Argyle Street. It was built in 1880 in late Gothic style for the School Board of Row on land formerly part of Hermitage House and made available by the Cramb family, and had only five headmasters. The architect was William Spence, of Ardlui, 23 Charlotte Street, who also designed both the St Columba and Rhu churches. It was replaced by Hermitage Academy at Colgrain in 1966, and demolished in 1967.
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Hermitage class 19301127 viewsA Hermitage Primary School class, circa 1930. More information would be welcomed by the editor. Image supplied by Sue Thornley.
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Hermitage class 19391096 viewsA Hermitage Primary School class, circa 1939. More information would be welcomed by the editor. Image supplied by Sue Taylor.
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Pupils Dance2516 viewsA Hermitage School Dance in the 1950s. Image supplied by Iain McCulloch.
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Gift of fruit1549 viewsPupils and teachers at Hermitage Park gather to receive a gift of apples from the British Columbia Fruit Growers in Canada in 1951. Miss Lennie presided over the distribution to the children. Image supplied by Cecilia Dunlop.
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Hermitage Secondary 1B 19561769 viewsBack row: Colin McCallum, X, Ian McAulay, X, Jim Jack, X, X, David Galloway, X, Alastair McIntyre, X; 2nd back row: Irene McLaren, X, X, Helen Murdoch, X, X, Janet Fagan, Jean Crook, X, X; 2nd front row: X, X, Lindsay Malan,X, X, X, X, X, X; front row: Jim Graham, Andrew Watt, X, Robert Cameron. Image supplied by Jim Graham. More names would be welcomed.
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Hermitage Secondary 3B 19581744 viewsBack row: X, Alex Smith, David Galloway, X, Alasdair Glendye, X, X, X, X, Alastair McIntyre, Colin McCallum, Jean Crook, Maray Cranstoun; 2nd back row: Lindsay Malan, Helen Murdoch, Sylvie Gilchrist, Molly Oswald, X, X, X, X, X, X; 2nd front row: X, Janet Fagan, X, X, X, Mr. Smith, X, X, X, X, Irene McLaren; front row: X, John Potter, Jim Graham, Robert Cameron, X, John McPhail. Image supplied by Jim Graham. More names would be welcomed.
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Hermitage Infants187 viewsThe 1935-6 first year infant class at Hermitage Primary School. Back row: Miss Chalmers, Robert Ernest Petrie, Robert Brown, Robert Rice, Thomas Gilfillan Rowatt, William Porter, ?, Denzil Hutchison Campbell, William John Campbell, William Lennie Gilchrist, Donald John McAllister, ?; middle: Alexander Scroggie, David Henry Davidson, Peter Campbell, ?, ?, Carrie Bell Alexander, Aileen Cameron, Anna Gordon Copeland, Fiona MacDonald Ross, Robert Victor McTaggart, Robert Hailstones, Robert Weir Lees, Thomas Isbister, William Smith Gilchrist; front: Jessie Hutchison, ?, ?, Mary Brown McCormack, ?, Dorothy Duncan Mackie, Lilias Penman Rowatt, ?. Image supplied by Robert Hailstones.
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Hermitage Primary192 viewsThe 1938-9 fourth year class at Hermitage Primary School. Back row: William John Campbell, Thomas Gilfillan Rowatt, Allan Stewart Howie, David Henry Davidson, Robert Ernest Petrie, Jim Gentles, William Porter, Graham Cairns, Robert Rice, Miss Strachan; fourth row: James Alexander Rankin, ?, Thomas Moir Dickson, Donald McDonald, Denzel Hutchison Campbell, Ian Dow, Robert Hailstones, William Kinnear Wood, Thomas Isbister, Alexander Scroggie; third row: Donald Ross, Jenny Simpson, Anne Gordon Copeland, Jessie Hutchison, Fiona Macdonald Ross, Carrie Bell Alexander, Kathleen Rosemary Schofield, William Smith Gilchrist, Robert Victor McTaggart, Donald John McAllister; second row: Lilias Penman Rowatt, Dorothy Duncan Mackie, Aileen Cameron, Elsie Ritchie Arnott, Jean Young Watt, ?, ?, Diana Mary Hastings, Fiona Mary McAlpine; front: Robert Weir Lees, James Webb Stirling, Peter Campbell, Jack Orr Winton, Robert Brown, Colin Campbell. Image supplied by Robert Hailstones.
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Lansdowne437 viewsSt Bride's School headmistress Miss Rachel Drever Smith with colleagues and boarders at Lansdowne House in either 1961 or 62. Among those in the picture are Fiona Farquhar, Sheila Reid, D.Greig, C.H.Campbell, Deirdre Fleur, Ann Adamson, Lynne Taylor, Viola Lennox, Sheena Haining, Kim Menzies, Avril Andrew, Margaret Fleming, Maire Maclean, Fanny Pender, Ann Fernie, Pat Stewart, Hilary Gray, Anne Crombie, Mairi Thomson, Valerie Pow, Carol Pender, Maria Rattray, Catherine Docherty, Mate Newton, and E.Whiteford. The photo was taken by Helensburgh photographer Bill Benzie.
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Lansdowne House1758 viewsOriginally privately-owned, the mansion on Victoria Road became a St Bride's and then Lomond School boarding house. It is now demolished, and its grounds will be the site of a housing development. Image supplied by David Arthur, date unknown.
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