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Jan
17
angela mcnab

Location

banff aberdeenshire
i went to our ladys in the 80s i remember a few teachers mrs o kane maths teacher mrs rafferty geo im sure there was a mr o kane to i enjoyed ma time at the school i cant remember much more as i was in a crash and ma memory isnt good could someone fill in the blanks pls and if anyone remembers me get in touch thanks
Jan
16
Dan Tait Millar

Location

Formerly Of Bellshill but now in Mitcham, Surrey
Kathleen has just responded to an e-mail I sent today and I am so pleased to hear that Charles Raymond Lunny is still on the go.Best Latin teacher ever!!! My very best to all students both past and present. I am going back to the 'old' all boy days so the present day pupils will,perhaps, have no knowledge of the time I was there. Keep up the good work so long established,
My very best to you all
Dan Tait Millar
Jan
13
Peter Dowds

Location

Auckland New Zealand
Yard covered in bird droppings and sometimes a lucky one would land on the "Neeps" head (Latin Head Teacher.) He had a chrome dome.
Dec
30
Bobby McGuinness

Location

Melbourne Australia
Hello there Tony Macis, how's it going with you. I'm out in Melbourne and been there since 1977 when I left Portsmouth to come here for two years to play football. Great place, don't think many of the auld guys get on here I've never heard from any of them. Do you ever catch up with any of them from the football teams.
Dec
15
Allan Wright

Location

Melbourne, VIC, Australia
Was there from 1966 - 71.Great site and remembering the names of some of the auld teachers I had. The ones that stick out with me are Pete "The Feet" Mallon (English), George Healy (RIP) (Accounts), Kate Duffy/Lavelle (German), Big Martin McCormick (French), Chips Rafferty (English), Hiram Keown (Geography), Eva McGovern (RIP) (Music), Boiler Murray (Maths), Jim Friel (PE). Alec Boyle was Rector when I first went there until he retired, then Mr Scanlon (RIP). The names! the names! I could go on forever. My old class:- Canning, Conner, Cornwell, Desport, Devlin, Douse, Gardiner, Gavin, Grennan, Hall, Hearty, Hoey, Jolly, Keenan, M Kelly, O Kelly, W Kelly, Lannon, Lavery, McCabe, McDermid, McEachern, McGlone, McGlynn, McKenna, McLaughlin, F McNally, J McNally, Miller, Murphy, Savage, Taylor, Wright. Hope I've got 'em all!
Came from Newmains. Tommy Cullen, Hughie Bradley & Brian Dougan all went there from St Brigid's at the same time I did. Have met up with Bobby McGuinness (Melbourne) & Wullie Gardiner (Brisbane) since coming down here. Hoping in on Tom McLaughlin (Gold Coast)
Loved years 1-4. Hated 5th year; all I wanted to do was leave and work. Great school though. Proud to have been a pupil.
Dec
3
Stewart Miller
from st josephs to old our lady,s to new one left june 75 , 6th year with rest of the " Die Hards" wullie mcgranaghan , chris geoghan , jim bellingham etc, i remember Monica and Geraldine Rae , lol and a good few others,moira gallagher and not to mention ann burn , mary mcfadyen and linda murray ,diane pakevitch ?? etc all gorgeous girls , was big "Johnny Rae" the maths teacher related i think to the Rae sisters ?
Nov
29
Frank Daly

Location

Viewpark
Attended 1967-72 Classes 1-4D then 5A First 4 years location 5th year alphabetical. No class structure in OLHS. Guys I remember Eddie Lynas Dennis Feeney and Tony Macis Hope more from this era get in contact
Nov
27
Alan Wright

Location

Melbourne, Australia
1D...forgot James McKenna! Sorry James.

Best pals, Hughie Bradley, Tommy Cullen & Willie Carracher. Have caught up with Bobby McGuinness and Wullie Gardiner since arriving here and am homing in on Tom McLaughlin, all Aussie boys now!
Nov
3
Andy Shearer

Location

Fairburn village - Yorkshire
I dont know what made me put OLHS into google but here we are three hours later having just skimmed the surface. I left St Patricks Shieldmuir, in 1959 I think it was, and spent the next four years at "Our Lady's"
I tell my wife how I had the chance of probably one of the best educations in the country but managed to squander it by being a proverbial smart "anus". I wish I could have my time there over again. I left in 1963
at the age of sixteen with not too many qualifications - mea culpa ! That was fifty years ago but I will always remember the lads I spent this time with - Particularly Chick Esson from Craigneuk with whom I went to primary school at Shieldmuir, and we have remained friends to this day. The last week at school was spent in the theatre listening to the Beatles " love me do " on a plastic single play Dansette record player. Lads in my class from memory - Chick Esson - Joe Salmon Wee Joe Cotter - Big mat Julius and John McKenna from Bellshill (fitba daft - McKenna was the goalie) - John McIntyre - John McKillop - Gerry Andrews. Too numerous to remember. The teachers - Porkie O'Rourke -Maths - Jimmy Kelly Maths and administrator of floggings in the quad in the morning. Wee Dunn - Mr D'Inverno french - softest belt in the school, when you were sent to borrow a belt, thats whose you went for.Wee wullie Reid - French and (pschopathic tendencies) "Twalla" - Geography and latter day nutcase - very entertaining indeed. Mr Curran - "big Neep" - latin -- Amo,amas,amat - c'mon you lads, A budgie could learn it.I can still hear his voice today - Black Jake Carlin - strict but fair
probably one of the best teachers in the school. And who remembers Mr.Wire - the art teacher? Everybody called him "Hookie"!! How cruel we were The man had no left arm and no right hand as I remember it but He could use a belt!! It was an education watching him fix the tawse onto his hook and we all knew what was coming. I could go on for ever but alot of water has gone under the bridge and I would just like to end by saying to those of us who are still here - kindest regards and onwards and upwards.and maybe a toast to absent friends
Andy Shearer - Yorkshire
Sept
28
John gallagher

Location

Hamilton south lanarkshire
Hi,I attended our ladies 1954 to 1959, remember teachers Hugh Naughton,William Reid,black jake Carlin,
Rector was Boyle,Campbell Mcfall,Mr Morrison music teacher.
Quadrangle was always covered in bird droppings.
My classmates Benny Rooney good artist and great footballer,big Wully Savage RIP,Jim Jordan, Martin Mcormack different class from me went on too teach French,james Hanratty very bright and gentle boy.
William Devanney good footballer,lot more I can't remember.
Sept
23
Gerry Heaney

Location

Canada
Attended OLHS from 1955-61 Played on team with John Cushley,Jocky Watson,Gerry Monaghan and won Scottish Schools Cup in 1960.
Good memories except fpr Wullie Reid!
Sept
7
Matt dobbin

Location

Blackwood
Best days of your life? Are u mad? Worked for local council for 38 years now retired. These are best days of my life. However have to thank OLHS for great education provided.
Sept
6
John Maguire

Location

Wollongong, Australia
1958 Wee Wullie Reid's French Lesson
Wee Wullie to student: "What's French for a ruler?"
Student: "La regle."
Wee Wullie: "Get on the floor."(to receive punishment)
Next student: "La regle."
Wee Wullie: "Get out on the floor."
Next student: "Le regle?"
Wee Wullie: "Stay seated."
and so on through the class until those who said 'la regle' were out on the floor while others who said 'le regle' were seated.
Then Wee Wullie said: "All those on the floor, sit down, the others get out on the floor," whereupon he proceeded to give those out on the floor, who had insecure enough to say 'le regle', three of the belt, crossed hands, for getting it wrong.
Those were the times.
Sept
5
Jack Reilly

Location

Southsea
Does anyone have any photographs of the School team, first 11 between 1942 - 1945 or the junior teams 1941 to 1942. I would be pleased to hear from you.
Jack
Sept
4
Jack Reilly

Location

Southsea
Hi Steve Delaney. The motto reads " With thee Mary, we shall conquer " and it was Greek, not Latin. Don't have Greek letters on computor but it sounds....Meta soi Maria nikesomen. When playing representative football matches, like Glasgow v Rest of Scotland it was difficult sometimes to explain why Mary for what was then a boys school, especially to those who did not wish to understand !!
Ragards
Jack
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