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Aug
24
Eileen Briody-Quinn

Location

East Kilbride
I was one of the first pupils in the new Our Ladys high school, have fond memories and now work a stones throw from the school working in mental health in windmillhill street. Please feel free to popin and pick up leaflets on mental health,
Aug
9
Charles McGuire

Location

Cumbria
I have justbeen introduced to the Computer and happened upon your web site.....Generally speaking,your :historical synopsis is correct but could do with a little tweaking.......The girls:when I arrived in 1942 there were perhaps 6 girls in the 5th/6th year and when they left the school the school became all boys:girls went to Elmwood Convent,Bothwell......The Badge illustrated became almost extinct with Blazers during the war, when clothes rationing excluded the possibility of having regulation dress.The badge,not the Blazers,were revived in 1949 when they appeared on the school football strip.You could have mentioned that the lettering on the face of the badge read OLHS!....If OLHS was renowned for anything in the late 40s/early 50s,it was because of the reputation of all four of the football teams-the school was single mindedly football mad--interesting because we didn't have a viable football field and played all our home games at the GeorgeV memorial field at Wishaw.....You mention the Memorial Chapel which you must have transferred from the Airbles road location.That gave me much pleasure because of its solemnity and importance to us since we had students who were dircctly related to the !Fallen".....It has been refreshing to read of the continuity of the school
Charles Mcguire
Jul
31
Campbell Murray

Location

Motherwell
RE. Kathleen Monaghan
I remember you well.
I was going out with Catherine Lochart at the time who stayed in Broompark Crescent, Craigneuk and attended school same years ay yourself.
Good old days.
Take care.
Jul
8
Jim Baird

Location

Croydon, Surrey
I was at OLHS '57-'63, grew up in Cambuslang. Went to London, spent most of my life there, mainly as a teacher, (although '72-'75 at Hamilton College). Just saw a photo on OLHS site of a'57 First Year class, Dave Rhodes centre front, also Frank Fox, Danny Coyle, Tom McKenna, Mick McDonough. I remember boys mentioned above- John Dempsey, David McCabe, both shared classes with me (they'll remember a teacher, Wee Wullie Reid with fear and, perhaps, Stockholm Syndrome related affection). Frank McKay was in another class but I remember his courage in physically dealing with a bully in a snooker room in a local cafe at lunchtime. I also saw their group perform in a Glasgow venue. These were all great boys to share a school with, I have come to realise. It wasa school that required very hard work but was worth it. Also, if Michael Burns was a boy with thick, black hair, I remember him and he may remember an OLHS boy, '56-'63, Tommy Mone, a friend of mine who also worked at NEL from '64 before moving to Ireland.
May
18
Anna McLuckie

Location

Hamilton
Did not attend OLHS but had a very good friend who did in 1953. His name Hugh Gerrard McLinden. Does anyone know where he is? Last time I heard he was in Canada working for an oil company Would like to contact him to reminisce about Bellshill and the night of the Queen's Coronation
My maiden name was Foster

Thanks
May
10
War Memorial Trustee
The Trustees of the War Memorial Trust have decided to launch an appeal for individual donations to the Trust funds which are now very much reduced from the original sum because of on-going payments yearly for insurance etc.

Since there is no source of income for the Trust, this appeal has become more necessary as the result of a need for refurbishment of the Marian Statue in the chapel, which at present estimates, requires more than £4000.

If you would like to make some contribution to this fund, please send your donation, payable to Our Lady’s High School War Memorial Trust, to the address below

Our Lady’s High School
Dalzell Drive
Motherwell
ML1 2DG

Thank you for your consideration.";
May
1
Tom K

Location

United Kingdom


What A Great Site, Just came across it By Chance! Mixed Memories of OLHS, was there from 76 to 81, left in 5th year.
was in 5E.
Had some Great Times & some not so great ones there! but shaped my life just the same.
Had Some Great Teachers, The Best Being Kevin Barry Campbell, ( English) a Great Influence on Myself & Many others.
Moved to Edinburgh 27yrs ago & Loving it! Still Visit the old Stomping Ground off Newarthill on the Odd Occasion.
Amazes me how so Many off those who were at the School at the Same time, are still in Newarthill!
Apr
20
Michael V Burns

Location

Stoke Newington, London
Hi All,

I lived in Lanark town and was a pupil at Our Lady's from '57 - '64; at that time it was an all boy's school offering a great but strict education with no bullying or distractions it was also the top bursary award winning school in central Scotland, shame it lost it's focus and became a co-ed comprehensive in my opinion.

Initially working as an Assistant Scientific Officer at the NEL (DSIR) in East Kilbride after a varied and mixed global career; 2yrs in Canada, 6yrs in USA, 4yrs in Australia, 3yrs South Africa and 4yrs back in Edinburgh am now a semi-retired IT consultant living in London.

Mike Burns
Apr
19
john whelan

Location

sheffield
remember OLHS well. I was there very early1950s definitely all boys then
Apr
5
John McNally

Location

Dundee
I went to OLHS in 84, it was the best school around for miles. When you were in trouble it was deputy head Mr White who would come looking for you and if you were unlucky to get caught dogging it Mr White came and growled then slap the back of your nut. But Mr Bonnyman the head of Sinclair was the most dreaded of all, he would catch you using your dinner ticket down at the uni and give you one hell of a bollocking. Saying that I'd never change schools. Plus I also went to St Bernadetts. John McNally
Apr
1
Kate MacConnachie

Location

Southampton
Enjoyed the site, esp the messages from old pupils. Was at OLHS 1977-81 (Katie Robinson) then GU, gradually moving further south after marriage & kids. Still remember my first day - English accent led to lots of comments. Mr Duffy best teacher ever, although ended up with career in IT not English. Anyone remember the sit down strike on the hill, or when all the prefects handed in badges in protest (can't remember why!), Meatloaf "Bat out of hell" playing non stop in commonroom?
Mar
18
Monica Rae

Location

Glasgow
I attended OLH with my sister Geraldine, who was in my year, we both left in 1974. It was difficult joining up with another school for the 5th and 6th years . I remember there was only about six girls in the final year. It would be good to hear from anyone who remembers us. Favourite subject was history.
Mar
7
james scott hamilton

Location

falkirk
have been on this page and the one thing that becomes clear is that a lot of people have good memories of being at OLHS .I was there 81-85 i did not get much of an education but that was more to do with my approch to the world. i did injoy it and made some good frends also i think the teachers had to put up with a lot from us students. Got my education after i left school trained as a nurse them when back to unie acouple of years ago and did a BA in Economics& Politics so all the best to eveyone who was at OLHS
Feb
27
Gerry Boylan

Location

Limerick , ROI.
To Joseph J Brown,
I'm tracing my family history; the Boylan's were from north Mayo and emmigrated to the Scottish Coal fields from 1850 to 1910 ish.I attended OLHS 1953-59 and noticed Michael J Boylan in the remembrance book.Can you provide some information about Michael ?

Many thanks Gerry Boylan
Feb
27
Gerry Boylan

Location

Limerick , ROI.
Hi Gerry Monaghan ,
I played in front of you for two seasons ;didn't see much of you in that position. I remember you also captained a golf match pupils versus staff. I remember your talents as a poet..." no matter how much you shake your peg......
I remember your father attending one of your matches , he talked to me. The fathers of the players had , in their own lifes , suffered WW1 chaos ,1926 national miners strike ,1929 world recession ,WW2 , rationing till 1949.
Apart from my own father, I never saw another father supporting his son in this way.

Very best regards Gerry Boylan.
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