St Brides School

  Group Photos
This page is intended to display group photos taken prior to 1970. If you have any that you would like displayed, please email in JPEG format. 

Page Last updated 5 Oct 2014           

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Secondary school gone and waiting for new police station to be built
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Photos kindly donated by South Lanarkshire Council Nov 2012


St Brides Primary School is due for demolition this summer. Here are a few photos taken in memory, June 2013

And some of the demolition    and here

Looking for information about Science teacher Sid McEwan

Some School Teachers' names from 1920 -1960.  Can you add more?


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St Brides School

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St Brides School 1952/53
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St Bride's 1956/57

Donated by  Maureen and John Flynn
Sep 2001

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St Brides Football Team 1951-52

Donated by  Maureen and John Flynn
Sep 2001

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St Brides School

Other names submitted by Myles Murray June 2014

St Bride's

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St Brides Football Team 1958?

Photo donated by James Mullen Jan 02

Other names submitted by Myles Murray June 2014

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St Brides 1948

Donated by
Marie Emonds (McColgan)
Jan 02.
Formerly from 81 Caledonian Circuit

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St Brides 1956/57
Donated by Maureen Flynn
Feb 02

Anyone know the names?

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St Brides 1957

Donated by
Gerry Carroll
Apr 2002

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Donated by David Kelly Jan 2003


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Donated by Tommy McSorley Feb 03

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Donated by Tommy McSorley Feb 03

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Hugh Mullen


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'Football Team'
Donated by Tommy McSorley whose younger brother, Robert is centre, back row

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Donated by George Coyle
Sep 2003
George is third row, sixth from the left. Anyone in the picture recognizing themselves please contact George.

More names submitted by Myles Murray June 2014

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Donated by Anne Marie Miles (Davidson) 
(circled in photo)

via Elizabeth Houston

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Donated by Liz Houston Sep 2003

The girl 2nd from right front row is my sister Bridget (Bridie) Boyle. At that time we lived in the tenements in Bothwell St, (Silverbanks). God knows why it was called that? I myself went to St Brides around 1957 and later to St Cadocs. I have found myself in a couple of photos, and my mother and grandmother in a photo from the Halfway womens guild.
Sally & Brian Boyle - Feb 2012

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Donated by Liz Houston Oct 03

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Donated by Victor Cannon

21 Feb 04

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(Marlene McGillan,
Top row middle)

Donated by Lee McGillan
July 04

Other view


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Donated by
Colin Hough Aug 04

Note from James Harvey Jan 2012

Hugh (Shuggie) Coyle, is the one third row down and is part kneeling at the end of the row on the right. (It looks like he is wearing an Army Greatcoat). It was his family who took me in when my Gran was ill and that was on many occasions.

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Donated by
Colin Hough Aug 04

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Donated by
Colin Hough Aug 04

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Donated by Mary Lamb (nee Mellin)
Oct 2005

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Donated by Councillor Bob Rooney Mar 07 who is seated far right


Names obtained 24 June 2013 at school open session

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Also donated by Councillor Bob Rooney who is seated third left


Names obtained 24 June 2013 at school open session

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I managed to borrow these photos from my sister Patricia Kelly (nee O'Brien).  Patricia is in the Elmwood College (Bothwell) photo,fourth from the right of second back row.  Her friend Susan Mullen is first on the right of Same row. I believe the picture was taken around 1953 just after she left St Bride's primary Cambuslang.

Both these photos donated by Margaret Limerick (nee O'Brien) May 07

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St Bride's school Choir
with Father White in centre front row.  Also sitting in front row, second from left is Gerald Kelly.   I think this was taken in the early fifties.  The connection between these two photos is that Gerald Kelly (now deceased) married my sister Patricia O'Brien.


Other names submiited by Myles Murray June 2014

The following 4 photos were donated by
Bridie McFarland and Isobel Baird
and submitted by Elizabeth Coyle (nee Dunsmuir)
Oct 07

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Donated by
James Harvey
Feb 2011

Some names here

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Early 1950s

Donated by
James Keatings
Feb 10

Next 2 photos donated by Phillip Collins, of East Kilbride

Nov 2010

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Class 2A, St. Bride's Secondary, 1948/9


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1951? 3rd from left in front row is Anne McFadden, late wife of
Phillip Collins
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1959 or 60

I was very pleased to come across your site with old pics from st brides. my dad was so pleased to see them, as he knew most of them. james savage, alias, jamo.

found this old picture in the scapbook. think it was around 63, 64? my dad was born in 1948. would love to know if you other photos from that era. my dad is second in from left, back row. hope you find this pleasing.
Stephen Savage Dec 2010.

Email from Margaret McKinnon June 2013 who was talking to William Lynch. He says...

In the class photo donated by Stephen Savage he states the date is 1963-64, I think it is 59-60. I am in the photo, extreme right middle row.
Middle row -2nd from left is Peter Coyle still lives in Kirkhill. 3rd along is Ricky Scott?
Girls front row- 2nd from left Carol Peacock also Kirkhill. 6 along, Anne McLaughlin?
On the back row, 4th along is Lawrence Boyle, (any relation?) and extreme right is James Savage, whose son sent this photo in to you.

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Donated by James Connolly Jun 2011. His mother is
Ella Donnely


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Mid 1940s

My dad was born in 1934 and is 4th from left in the front row, Eddie McGrevey. Mrs Mamie Coyle (Lynn) I think is 3rd from the left in the front row and Mr Tommy Mullen is the last in the row at the right hand side. Mr & Mrs Docherty are in the middle row (Mrs D 5th from L) and in the top row (Mr D is 4th from L). Apologies but some people to the left have been cut out of the picture when it has been re-copied or scanned.
Maureen Calikes Feb 2012

See uncut version

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Room 5 1955/56
Donated by
Anna Larkin
(nee Crawley)
Apr 2013

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8 Nov 1947
Donated by
Rena Collins (nee Cannon)


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Next 3 photos obtained 24 June 2013 at school open session. Names wanted please.

Detail provided by Louise Jones Aug 2013

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Mr Pudies's class

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Donated by Michael Emonds June 2013

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Josephine Payne, St Brides Secondary school, who sadly passed away 15th December 2013

She was born march 1938 in Rutherglen and she was maybe 12-14 in this photo. She is 5th in the middle row from left. Her twin sister Jean Payne is front row 6th left

Donated by Clare McSherry Jan 2014

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Donated by Tommy McSorley
Sep 2003

I have acquired a list of school entrants covering the period 2 May 1949 - 3 Aug 1950. If you want a copy please email with a 'good' reason. I cannot publish them because they contain private information. An example of my entry here.

They are especially interesting as the contain home addresses all long gone. Among them are locations such as...

Mid Netherton army camp Carmunnock - Please let me know if you have a connection with this camp
Whins army camp Blantyre
Caldervale (Fin-Me-Oot)
Knowetop farm ?
Dyeworks building
Pretoria St
Dechmont huts



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