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Albert Road Academy
Reunion 2003

Our memorable reunion was held at the Pollokshields Burgh Hall, September, 2003.

A few quotes from those who attended are interspersed below, and are a small sample of the wonderful outpouring of thanks sent to our committee members.

For my part, I thank all who attended and entered into the spirit of the occasion, thereby ensuring its success.


Here's some foties fer you, ma freen
Hope the contents pleasure yer een
For sure, if there's no a biddy tae see
There'll be some that'll say they're no worth a bawbee
But we that wis there are jist happy tae mind
A' the pals that were met an the ties that wir bind
No matter whit, there were no strangers there
Auld freens or new, the connection wis rare
When we a' reach oor dotage and memory's died
The auld school connection will bond and abide
So enjoy these reflections of faces and chatter
At oor ain celebration of the auld alma mater

....must be one of the first school reunions planned by remote control!"

"It really was an outstanding success....everyone I spoke to had a great time"

"....what a marvellous reunion!"

Nan Gunn and Rena Howie

left to right: Janet Hutton,Anne Grocock, Bill Wylie

" was all a bit unreal, like being in a time warp...meeting some people after almost 50 years!"

standing at rear: Iain Henderson
left to right: Alice Tankel, Tom Berman, Pat Patterson, Rena Howie, Nan Gunn.

back row: Morag McDonald,Dorothy Black,Eleanor Fryer,Ann Summers,
Anne Milligan,Retta Burke,Irene Paton (chatting).
front row: Elizabeth Nicholson,Alison McIntyre,Nan Heaney,Elizabeth
Murdoch,Moira Fraser,Linda Barnes.

This glass paperweight memento was given to all former pupils who
attended. It is three and a quarter inches in diameter, and three quarters of an inch deep. It is inscribed with "Albert Road Academy...Reunion 2003", encircling the school badge. Anyone wishing to purchase one, at a cost of five pounds plus postage, should email Ian McDowall, or telephone 01642 713656.

"....what a marvellous reunion!"
"It really was an outstanding success....everyone I spoke to had a great time"

left to right: Barbara Cramp,Tony Saunders,Janet Hutton,Norrie Henderson,Anne Grocock,Margo McGeachie.Moira McLean,Anne Heshelwood,Jean Harvey,Sheena Gillies,Barbara Wallace.

"I must say, the memories of the teachers were brilliant and seemed to bond us"

left to right: Betty Draper,Janet Crawford,Esther McNichol,Moira Strang,Maysie Pollock

left to right: Margaret Donohue,Louise Dimeo,Betty Draper,Janet Crawford.

Eleanor Reid and Deana Henderson

eft to right: Ian Buchanan, Norrie Henderson, Bill Wylie.
(note the ARA tie and scarf!!)

Ian Buchanan, Raymond Barr, N.Henderson, Bill Wylie.

The catering at our reunion was beautifully presented by
Thistle Catering,
owned and operated by
former pupil Margaret Jones.
Sad to say, Margaret's husband and business partner passed away recently and
the catering business is now closed.

Following is a list of those who attended Reunion 2003. If you do not see your name, or, if there are any errors, please let me know right away. If you wish to contact anyone on the list, please email me.

George Allan 1956-60
Eleanor Andersen nee Reid
June Arthurs 1959-60
Sandra Arthurs 1959-60
Ann Band nee Summers 1955-61
William Bannerman 1950-54
Carol Barr nee Ritchie
Raymond Barr 1952-55
Robert Barr 1941-47
Norma Beaton nee Liddle 1959-62
Tom Berman 1945-51
Douglas Birrell0 1957-60
Dorothy Black 1956-59
Robin Blake 1961-64
Helen Boulter nee McLean 1930-42
Everett Boyd 1930-42
Margaret Boyle nee Tennant 1955-58
Margaret Briggs nee Forgie 1935-39
Marcus Brooke (Saul Buch) 1928-40
Binnie Brown nee Brown 1928-40
Ian Buchanan 1950-55
Edna Campbell 1943-49
Joan Campbell nee Maxwell
Margaret Campbell 1953-56
Neil Campbell -1955
Douglas Carrick 1951-58
Connie Cartright nee Bewick 1935-45
Sheena Chisholm nee Gillies 1950-56
Myra Cluness nee Dallas 1927-38
Noreen Cockburn nee Webster 1946-51
Paul Cohen 1954-58
Nora Cook nee Stang 1932-33
Ephraim Cowan 1934-40
Helen Crawford nee McGregor 1953-57
Diana Cree nee Campbell 1943-48
Alex Crichton
Karin Currie nee Spalter 1947-51
Muriel Deas nee Edmiston 1947-52
David Dinnie 1953-56
Irene Donnelly nee Paterson 1939-42
Caroline Downey nee Bannerman, 1950-53
Jean Drake nee Boyd 1952-58
Susan Durr nee Ann Craig 1953-58
Bernard Dykes 1932-37
Gray Edmiston 1934-47
Evelyn Eunson nee Izzatt 1942-46
Margo Fanaki nee McGeachie 1950-56
Irene Ferguson nee Paton 1953-56
Mary Forbes 1924-37
Moira Fraser nee MacIntyre 1955-60
Marie Galbraith nee Black 1927-39
David Garlick 1937-42
Margaret Garth nee Adams -1959
Mathew Gemmill 1930-42
Cyril Gerber 1922-33
Ann Goldberg nee Yonace 1950-53
Ivor Gordon 1931-36
Christine Graham nee Mclean -1959
Roy Grant 1949-55
Catherine Hamilton nee Burton 1951-54
Margaret Hamilton nee Donoho 1952-55
Pam Hamlyn nee McGrane 1959-62
Ian Hannah 1951-58
Norma Heighton nee Nicol -1955
Alan Henderson 1955-58
Iain Henderson 1946-51
Norrie Henderson 1950-55
Doris Hill nee Hill 1930-42
Shirley Hislop nee Hislop 1947-51
Betty Hood nee Allan 1952-55
Marilene Horn nee Horn 1958-62
Barbara Horner nee Wallace 1950-56
Moira Hosie nee Strang 1952-56
William Howie 1936-49
Jean Hughes nee Allan 1952-55
Albert Hunter 1930-38
Moira Hunter nee Davis 1930-38
David Jackson 1946-51
Margaret Jones nee Shannon 1956-59
Madan Kapoor 1927-35
Betty Kennedy nee Caulfield 1942-45
Ray Kennedy nee Muir 1940-45
Louisa Kilpatrick nee Dimeo 1948-52
Shahnaz Lambert nee Mobarik
Moira Lang nee Shaw 1950-54
James Leiper 1930-42
Mary Leitch nee Brewster 1930-42
Gerald Leoin 1937-48
Freda Ley nee Gilmour 1953-59
Winifred Liggat nee Jamieson 1932-35
Isadore Lyons 1928-40
William MacArthur 1953-59
Alison MacAuslane nee Macintyre 1953-58
Iain MacDonald 1925-33
Martha MacKenzie nee Garlick 1935-40
Margaret MacLeod nee Wallace 1940-50
Doreen Mandelst nee Rosin 1930-42
Harry Mandelstam 1930-42
Barry Marco 1925-37
Margaret Marr nee Murdoch 1943-48
Vera Marshall nee Campbell 1956-59
Anne McAtear nee Mackenzie 1944-54
John McAvoy 1939-44
Jeanette McCall nee Shannon 1960-63
Linda McCann nee Barnes 1955-59
Edna McCluskey nee Gardner 1937-49
Dave McCulloch 1956-60
Ian McDonald 1932-36
Ian McDowall 1930-42
H. McEachan
Anne McFarlane nee Grocock 1950-56
Nan McFeat nee Gunn 1939-50
Derek McGeachie -1961
Joe McKean 1932-37
Mary McLachlan nee Wall 1936-39
Retta McLean nee Burke
Elizabeth McLeod nee Wallace 1939-49
James McLeod 1930-38
Eleanor McLintock nee MacLean -1956
Margaret McPherson nee Stewart 1938-46
Catriona McWilliam nee McCormick -1962
Andrew McWilliams 1942-47
George Mennie 1950s
Janice Menzies nee Mitchell 1958-62
Andrew Miller 1959-62
Stuart G. Miller 1956-59
Tully Miller 1945-50
Afzal Monir
Peggy Moorhouse nee Gee 1934-39
May More nee McArthur 1930-42
Moria Moreland nee McLean 1951-56
Mary Murdoch nee Murdoch 1945-50
Kay Myers nee Craig 1951-55
Sheila Newman 1930-40
Anne Nichol nee Henshelwood 1952-58
Eleanor Orr nee Fryer 1956-61
Marie Paterson nee Paterson 1938-43
Margaret Patterson nee Maxwell
Jim Penny 1927-39
Pat Provan nee Paterson 1945-49
Esther Rattray nee McNichol 1952-5
George Rattray
Ann Ritchie nee Milligan 1956-59
Margaret Ritchie nee Abercrombie 1937-44
Robert Ritchie 1927-36
Janet Robinson nee Hutton 1950-53
Tony Saunders -1954
Stan Sewell 1942-47
William Sey 1947-50
Ken Shaw 1932-44
Eileen Shaylor nee Shaw 1945-51
William Short 1950-56
Catriona Sillar nee MacDonald 1930-38
Morag Simpson nee McDonald 1952-58
Elizabeth Slater nee Ferguson 1955-61
Elizabeth Smith nee Draper 1952-56
Elizabeth Smith nee Murdoch 1956-59
Hazel Smith nee Grant 1938-45
Rena Spy nee Howie 1939-51
Sheila Square nee MacDonald 1927
Freddy Stang 1930-34
Dorothy Stewart nee Edmiston 1930-42
Anne Sullivan nee Somerville 1933-38
Maysie Sword nee Pollock 1953-57
Margaret Tainsh nee Paterson 1943-47
Alice Tankel nee Tait 1941-56
Isabel Templeton nee Campbell 1938-43
Pat Terry nee Craig 1950-55
Donald Thomson -1941
Mary Thomson nee Gray 1951-54
Jean Todd nee Harvey
James Traynor 1943-47
Ellen Turner 1950-53
Lawrence Tyson 1961
Bill Walker 1950s
Barbara Wallace nee Cramp 1943-56
Albert Warren
Nan Watson nee Heaney 1955-58
Bill Webb 1944-46
Alex Weinman 1942-47
Deana Weyman nee Henderson 1953-57
Elizabeth White nee Nicholson 1955-60
Robert White 1959-62
Richard Wolfson
Shirley Wright nee Allan 1947-52
Bill Wylie -1953
Jennifer Yeoman nee Robinson 1958-63
James Young, -1940

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