Some of us memorize names. Others, faces. Hopefully, this photo gallery
will help in both cases. If you have a photograph taken around the time
you went to high school, send it to me, in JPEG format. Enclose your
name and/or nickname while at school, name of school, and years
attended. If you do not have a scanner, email me. Go search 'em out!!
"one hundred years from now it will not matter about my bank account,
nor the sort of house I lived in....... but the world may be different
because I was important in the life of a child" anon
People mentioned in the
J. Oliver Brown, Miss Barbara Scott, Frederick C. Yuill, Mrs. Robertson,
James Y. Hart, Mr. Robert Bell, Mr. Brough, Mr. King, Robert P. Downie,
Alan Henderson, Deana Henderson, Annie Montgomery, Andrew Malcolm,
Sheila Buchanan, Flora Buchanan, Betty McGowan, Madelaine Henderson, .J.
S. (Iain) Henderson, John MacDonald, Bill Walker, Ken Anderson,
Perhaps neither badge
seems quite right. The third is an actual badge, circa 1950s, but
member, Ian McDowal has graciously supplied us with the following quote
from A.R.A. Magazine, Summer, 1935 edition:
"As mentioned in the Christmas issue, the school badge,
owing to an edict of the Court of Heralds, had to be
altered. It was necessary to substitute a laurel wreath
for the shield in the former badge."
Referring to the magazine cover, the article continues:
"No doubt the eagle eyes of our readers will have noticed
the change in the colour scheme at once; and no doubt
too they will understand the change; these are our school
colours -- maroon and gold."
Sheila Buchanan, (ARA
1952-55), she of the amazing memory, has kindly taken the time to write
down some names she recalls from her high school days. They include
friends, neighbours, classmates and teachers. Thanks, Sheila
Here are some names and faces I remember in no particular order, just as
they come to mind.
Ann and Eva Wilson,
sisters, Norma MacIntosh, Morag Downie, Stanley Downie, Murray Downie,
brothers and sister, Marylin Lynch, Jacqueline Bingham, Duncan Martin,
Jack Nobbs, Ian Hannah, Myra and Margaret Lockheed, sisters, Elizabeth
Stoddart, Blanche Diell (spelling?), (ed. maybe Dalziel?), Billy Hunter,
Jim Robinson, (father owned Robinson's Rolls bakery), Tony Saunders,
Billy Somerville, (played trumpet in school orchestra), Ian Milligan,
Sandra MacIlroy, (girlfriend of Ian Milligan), Dorothy Anderson, (died
of leukemia when she was 15-16 years old), Ken Anderson, (Dorothy's
boyfriend), Fay and Jeanette MacAlinden, sisters, Tony Weston, Harvey
Olga, who lived at the bottom of Pollok Street, near Paisley Road,
Stella Foley, Bucky Buchanan, a terror with blond curly hair, Ian Locke,
who now lives in Canada, Rosa Livingston and her brother, lived on
Pollok Street. Roddy McKendrick, Eddie Parry, Flora Buchanan, Betty
Dimeo, Jane Gow, Ann Milligan, Betty McGowan, (known as Goony), Eunice,
an English girl,David Purnell, a very good artist, kind of an early
beatnik, and his sister Diana.
Ann Paton, (emigrated to Australia in the late 1940s), Catherine Everret,
(emigrated to Canada, father owned candy store, corner of Pollok Street
and Ardgowen Street), Edward Parry, (his brother was killed in a
Did anyone hang out at Pelosi's cafe on Scotland Street near the
underground? There was Peter, Mary, Veronica and Al who worked there in
turns, along with their parents. Maureen Docherty and Joan Wilson from
Cardonald, Beth McLaughlin, Norma MacIntosh,(cousin of Morag Downie).
Finally, some teachers....Mr. Roy and Mr. McKendrick, music teachers,
Miss Scott, (Bobo), Miss Scott, French teacher, (who, I think, had a
crush on Mr. Bell, (English teacher?), Mr. Criuckshank, and the algebra
teacher, tall, thin, with dark hair, (can't remember his name, but who
can forget him?)
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Prefect badge, circa 1941
courtesy Ian McDowal
HOCKEY - 1st X1 - 1941
left to right: back row - Edith Sarvent, Frances Hamilton, Mary
Broadfoot, Elizabeth Macrae, Suzanne Edmiston, Thelma McAdam, Margaret
McCallum. Middle row - Dorothea Edmiston, Doris Macintyre, Mr. Hamilton,
Miss McGavin, Mary Paterson, Mary Brewster. Front row - Margaret
McFarlane, Sheena Sutherland, Sandra Barnett
Letter re James Y. Hart
I have recently been
researching genealogy and, in working on my maternal grandfather's
history I found that he was headmaster of Albert Road Academy in the
Since I had very little
more to go on, I just googled Albert Road Academy & was VERY pleased &
surprised to not only find the web site but a large number of photos
that have James Y Hart (my grandfather) in them.
Thanks to all those who
posted pictures of him in his "work environment" since I have no other
pictures from that period.
I only met the gentleman
twice in my life, (he was in Glasgow and I in Ontario and the States).
If anyone has any more
info on him I'd certainly love to know. My mother once told me that,
while he was proud of his work as head, the thing he truly loved was to
Thanks for the great work
on the site.
Ed: For those of you who
would like to write to Mr. Cameron, his email address is: