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Ardrossan Academy teachers when young

Post by down south » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:40 pm

Now for something a bit different. In 1968, the school magazine came up with a novel feature; a gallery of photos of our teachers when they were children or teenagers. A surprising number of them were game enough to contribute, and I propose to show them to you in this topic.

I'll start with the ones where I have a picture of them in more normal guise to add ; and to begin with I'll feature two of the most senior of the female teachers : Miss Currie of domestic science, and Dr Nisbet the principal teacher of classics. Here they are as pupils knew them, with Miss Currie on the left:

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And here they are as you've never seen them before ( unless you bought the 1968 school magazine ). This pretty little girl in her best frock is Miss Currie:

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And this suitably studious-looking young girl grew up to be Dr Nisbet :

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Plenty more of these to come.

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Post by down south » Sun Oct 22, 2017 3:10 pm

Two male heads of department now : Mr Dempster of Maths and Mr Strong of Art, seen left to right in the foreground here.

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Here's the young Dumpy Dempster :

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And here's Mr Strong, showing a surprise musical talent; looks as though he's even won a cup for his drumming.

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Re: Ardrossan Academy teachers when young

Post by 5siamese7 » Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:01 pm

I had Mr Dempster for maths in 5th year. We called him Humpty Dumpty behind his back. He was an excellent teacher who took no prisoners. Lets say no-body gave him any trouble. I'd had enough of the place and managed to get a job. He stopped me on the stair and as I was his star pupil he tried to persuade me to stay. He told me I was making a big mistake and do you know if he had called me by my Christian name he probably would have persuaded me to stay.

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Post by down south » Sun Oct 29, 2017 4:00 pm

Two more veterans now : Mr Parker of the Geography department, and Mr Buchan the head of Modern Languages. Mr Buchan in the foreground here.

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Here now is Mr Parker junior :

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and the schoolboy Mr Buchan :

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Post by down south » Sun Nov 05, 2017 4:14 pm

Two heads of science departments now : Mr Skelly of Chemistry and Dr Jack of Biology. ( the top of Dr Nisbet's head also sneaking into the picture here ).

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Here is the young Mr Skelly:

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and here is Dr Jack as a boy :

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Post by down south » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:26 pm

Here now is Miss Jessie McKelvie, the girls' gym teacher.

As we knew her :

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And as a baby :

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Post by down south » Sun Nov 19, 2017 4:03 pm

Here is Miss Lyle, English teacher and senior mistress in charge of the girls:

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And this is her as a child :

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Post by down south » Sun Nov 26, 2017 4:51 pm

And here's Meg's favourite, Mr Blakely the Latin teacher:

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And his junior version :

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Post by down south » Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:58 pm

Who would have thought dryasdust Mr Brown :

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was once this sweet young boy with his favourite toy ?

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Post by down south » Sun Dec 03, 2017 4:36 pm

Miss Aitken of the French department now :

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Post by down south » Wed Dec 06, 2017 4:06 pm

Mr Bannatyne now; Maths teacher at the Academy, and also for some years superintendent of Auchenharvie Community Centre.

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And here he is in younger days :

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Re: Ardrossan Academy teachers when young

Post by down south » Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:04 pm

Here's Mr Wight now, who taught History and Modern Studies , and managed his classes of roaring boys by roaring back louder.
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And here he is as a boy himself :

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