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Aug
24
Phil Lynch

Location

Glasgow
Great site. Was at OLHS from 1970 until 1975. Started off in blue blazers at Airbles, then had the linkup with St Joe's in 73 I think. Then we moved to DL Drive for my 5th and final year. Remember Jim Keegan and I'm sure Monica Rae from Fuzzy's history class. I have also run into AnnMarie Clark from Craigneuk and now Canada over the years.
We had four first year classes when I started and we were in 1D with Wullie Duddy as our teacher. The roll usually went Agnew, Aiton, Allan, Burns, Burns, Bradley, Campbell are you paying attention...
The sit-in protest during the miners strike rings a bell. I also remember my first encounter with the lads from St Joe's was watching them trying to manhandle a desk out of the window in Hiram's class. At that point I realised that the OLHS I knew was changing.
I don't know if anyone is on Friends Reunited, but I have posted some photos on there that I took during the Latin class trips to the Roman Walls back in 1974. They made me laugh
Aug
1
Gerry Walsh

Location

West End Glasgow
Hi John,I do remember you and Peter O'Brian and most of the names you mentioned as we were all in 1c and 2c together.I settled in Glasgow after working abroad for a few years having met my Glaswegian wife in Italy! I'm now retired and spent a strange day visiting surviving aunts and uncles and my mum.Needed a few glasses of wine on my return home! Doesn't seem 40 years since we were in Airbles Road.Just back from post retirement trip to South America and heading to New England and Cape Cod next year.Hope you're enjoying your life,
Cheers,
Gerry Walsh.
Apr
8
Jim Keegan

Location

Tunbridge Wells
Hi Everyone!

Like a few on here, I just stumbled upon the site and for the last hour or so have enjoyed reading many of the posts herein......I went to Our Lady's from St Brigid's,Newmains back in 1970 and left at the end of 1974. I am happy to say that I had a great time there and made many friends - most (but not all),I have lost touch with over the years. I look back on my time at OLHS with only the fondest of memories... I have always had a great affinity for the school and feel lucky to have attended it with the classmates and staff who were there during my time....best wishes to everyone !
Mar
30
George McIvor

Location

Currently Motherwell
Peter Dowds .... did you & I share the great benefits of being in 'Massa' Burns' maths class circa '60? You came to OLHS from another 'better' school did you not & didn't stay for too long??
George McIvor.
Mar
25
jj lennon

Location

United Kingdom
Hi, I was a pupil of the old Our Lady's High in Airbles Street.
I would appreciate if I could get any old photos of the School.
Mar
18
Frank Murray

Location

Melbourne Australia.
Just come across the FP site and just reading some of the old teachers names brought back some great memories. Really did not appreciate what they all did for us at the time. I was there between 64 - 70 and can still remember playing soccer on the ash parks (gravel rash not funny even now) and badminton in the upper gym with Thomas Kay, Kevin Moore and Thomas Andrews. Even had wee Murray the maths teacher play on a Friday night. Living now in Melbourne, married Maureen Baird from St Aidans, now have two great grown up kids and four grandchildren. Owe a lot to that school.
Jan
7
Theresa (Tolmie) McG

Location

Fredrikstad, Norway
Hi John Gordon! Yes, of course I remember you and all of the late Fri and Sat nights watching horror movies! It's such a shame to hear that you couldn't wait to leave Our Lady's High; I absolutely LOVED my time there! It not only gave me a first class education, but also moulded me into a decent human being; teaching me about honesty, integrity, good morals and ethics, a sense of fairness and a loathing for injustice. I literally wouldn't be the person I am today without having gone to Our Lady's! Smyllum was a totally different matter, however: I couldn't wait to get out of that place! Thank God it closed in 1989! Yes, I do remember all of the people you mentioned; as well as fond memories of Jamie Gillespie, who gave me my first kiss! Thank you for your kind words and God bless you too. I sincerely hope that life has treated you well since then, John, and that you are happy and healthy today? I usually get back to Glasgow at least a couple of times a year a d kt would be great if we could meet up some time and catch up, if you have the time/inclination You can reach me at my office on (+47)69308880 if you want to get in touch; and then I would be happy to give you my email address and further details. Don't be put out by my speaking Norwegian on the answering machine by the way - just wait for the beep and do your thing Take care everyone a d all tbe best for 2015! Hugs from Theresa (Tolmie) McGrane in Norway
Jan
3
Gerry Boylan

Location

Limerick , Ireland
Hi Phil ,
I remember you played on the Inch football pitch in Perth ,approx. 1956/7. You were the inventor of the half back heal; I was very very impressed .I demonstrated it to my two granddaughters and they seem to think its a Scottish variation of River Dance. The team you played in was certainly a GREAT team.
There was a rumour about your goal keeper and his girlfriend. Apparently she didn't understand that goals scored during the kick in ,at the start of the game , didn't count. So to avoid upsetting her he asked his team mates, just to pass the ball back gently, so he could pick it up easily.
I played in the senior team a year after you with ,mixed success.

Very Best Wishes Gerry
Jan
1
Micky Shuel MBE

Location

Royal Air Force Odiham
Great memories at OLHS, should have tried harder! Although 28 years now in the RAF has taken me all over the world. Had fantastic teachers, Sean Fluff Flafferty (RIP) Miss Bogan, stunning, Mad Mac, Bonnyman, Durkin etc. All characters in their own way. The school had character and I was proud to attend. Met lots of good people. On facebook under Micky Shuel
Dec
20
Jim Harkins

Location

Alpago. Italia
To John Maguire, I have photocopied your post and forwarded it to my children; I will be forever in your debt.
I was in touch with Joe Blair (Class photo - with Mr Ablett - back row, ) this year.
To Phil McCaffrey, I saw the first game v Holyrood but I thought the controversy was because the schools refused to play the replay at Cliftonville and wanted to play the match at Blantre Vics ground. However, the 1960 side put the record straight.
Jim
Dec
18
John Biggins

Location

Avon Lake, Ohio
I happened to be at the school at the same time you were there, Jack. So how are you doing cousin ? I look forward to hearing from. It has been a long time.
Dec
18
Kenneth Donnelly

Location

New York
Hi there
Class of '74 graduate now living in New York. I just came across photo of me receiving class prize, 1st year, from Mr. Tully as Rector, Father Burns as Chaplain in old Mothrewell Town Hall. Rekindled many fond memories of my schooling at a great educational establishment. Ronnie Mathieson was Math Teacher, Mr White was English Teacher, Mr Lavelle for French, Mr. Friel for Gym, Mr Lunny for Latin. Blue blazer and the old blue&white badge "Meta Sou, Maria, Nikhsomen"
Dec
10
Peter Dowds

Location

Auckland New Zealand
I remember you Phil McCaffrey. I was friends with your brother John. We both worked part time for McKeown's. When I was in the Royal HK Police there was a guy there from Coatbridge who was at school in your era. His name was Bob Toal. Unfortunately he did not last long after he retired and passed away a few years ago.
Dec
8
Jack Reilly

Location

Southsea, Hampshire
Anyone still around from 1940 - 45. I was in the ATC Squadron at school and played for all the football teams at each level. We won several trophy's but alas, no photographs. We were beaten one year in the semi final of the Scottish Schools Shield, at Lesser Hamden by St. Patricks, Dumbarton. I remember a few names but could probably expand that by intercommunication with any contemporary. I remember the old school with fondness but didn't appreciate it at the time !!!
Dec
4
John Gordon

Location

Perth Scotland
Well Well Well Our Lady,s High School . My name is John Gordon I was in Smyllum Park childrens home
for many years 7 or 8 . Frank Duffy ( Bommer ) and your brother Michael ( what a footballer) . and of course Theresa McGrane. We all went to the School unfortunately I could not wait to get out . my best teacher was Guidence (MISS COLINS) . Theresa McGrane was in the same group as me Olgilvey House and we used to stay up late and watch horror movies on a Fri/Sat nights. I nearly choked on my coffee when i was reading this and came across your post . you ve done Smyllum proud. good luck to you
and God bless you .. I am in contact with Wee Gerry Simpson my good friend . remember the Gillespies the Boyles Helen ,Mary Theresa, Una . Thomas Kidd . and of course your sister Catherine Mcgrane. Lots of to you all ..
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