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by down south
Tue Sep 22, 2020 3:56 pm
Forum: Books, Movies, Radio & Television
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 251
Views: 126467

Re: What are you reading now?

What a coincidence, " Becoming " is also the book I'm reading at present. It comes highly recommended from me too.

Susan
by down south
Wed Sep 16, 2020 2:56 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972

Finally we come to 1972, and this time the situation is reversed, with the Rector's speech getting the lion's share of the column inches but a brief summary of Sir Fitzroy Maclean's speech as well. ARDROSSAN ACADEMY Sir Fitzroy Maclean, MP, was the principal speaker at the annual prize-giving in Ard...
by down south
Tue Sep 15, 2020 3:11 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Jim McCreadie
Replies: 11
Views: 162

Re: Happy birthday - Jim McCreadie

Have a very happy birthday, Jim.

Susan
by down south
Wed Sep 09, 2020 2:54 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972

We come now to 1971, and in this case there is only a brief summary of the Rector's speech, with most of the article in the Herald being given over to the speech given by the guest speaker at the prizegiving, Mr J Arnott, head of the department of drama at Glasgow University. ARTS ARE ESSENTIAL SAYS...
by down south
Thu Sep 03, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972

Here now is the Rector's report for 1966-67, given at the prizegiving, which appeared in the Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald. STAFF SHORTAGE WORRIES RECTOR " WE ARE ALL PERTURBED " That " the number of men and women entering the teaching profession is totally inadequate to cope with the proposed rais...
by down south
Wed Aug 26, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972

Finally in this set of reports from the school magazine, we come to the report for session 1960-61. RECTOR'S REPORT The following report is concerned mainly with items which are not to be found in the Academy Diary nor in the articles from secretaries of various organisations, but which nevertheless...
by down south
Sun Aug 23, 2020 3:34 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - margb
Replies: 11
Views: 308

Re: Happy birthday - margb

Have a very happy birthday, Margaret.

Susan
by down south
Tue Aug 18, 2020 2:55 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972

Moving on now to the Rector's Report for session 1959-60. RECTOR'S REPORT Staff changes have been few in the present session. Mr Godsman, a former Dux of the school, was appointed to the Science department, and Mrs Murray and Mrs McAlpine to give part-time assistance in Gymnastics and Domestic Scien...
by down south
Wed Aug 12, 2020 3:41 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 822

Re: Ardrossan Academy: Rector's reports 1958-61, 1967, 1971, 1972

Here now is the Rector's Report for session 1958-59. RECTOR'S REPORT - SECONDARY SCHOOL This session has been one in which staff changes have been considerable and detailed reference to these is made elsewhere in this magazine. I would at this point however recall the retirement of Mr Dick and our p...
by down south
Sat Aug 08, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Where have all the perfumes gone?
Replies: 7
Views: 539

Re: Where have all the perfumes gone?

The smell of Robertson's Pork Butchers down Windmill Street in Saltcoats in the days when they had their processing plant there. The wonderful ironmonger's smell of Fullerton's . The equally distinctive smell of Cavani's - a blend of tobacco and chocolate. Harris' cycle and electrical shop, the smal...
by down south
Wed Aug 05, 2020 2:57 pm
Forum: Schools - The Schools we attended
Topic: Ardrossan Academy Sports Pavilion
Replies: 0
Views: 347

Ardrossan Academy Sports Pavilion

In the Rector's report of 1958, he made reference to the opening of the new Sports Pavilion.This article appeared in the Ardrossan Academy School Magazine of June 1957, to mark the beginning of construction ; along with this picture of work in progress : Sports Pavilion 1957.jpg WAR MEMORIAL PLAYING...
by down south
Sun Aug 02, 2020 3:19 pm
Forum: McBlether's Lounge
Topic: Happy birthday - Sally40bags
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: Happy birthday - Sally40bags

Have a very happy birthday, Sandra.

Susan