Robert and Jim become Librarians for the day. Note the albums at the top right of the screen from CHS FPs Wet Wet Wet.
A view from the south wing of the school towards the tower block, the CHS new build and Clydebank in the distance. Older pupils can remember looking out of these windows at Singer’s clock counting down the minutes until home time!
Some may think that this is an odd photo, but I like it as it shows the quality of the fittings within the building.
The art class of Mr Stirling.
Throughout the school was the magnificent brickwork.
Back to the front of the school. This shot is overlooking Barrie Quadrant.
This is the Art corridor. This photo is taken from outside the door of Room 31.
Apologies for the quality, it was taken through the window of a locked door!
At the top of the stairs is Room 31. This was our RE classroom which belonged to Mr Iain Morrison. Iain contributed many photographs to oldchs.co.uk, in fact he has his very own collection on this site.
Up the stairs we go! Photo 17 of the R Jennings collection was taken in a classroom to the left at the bottom of the stairs. We now approach the Religious Education and Art corridor.
In one of our old Home Economics sewing classrooms. Here, Robert is sat at his old sewing machine station! Changed days from the gender-divided subjects!
A Home Economics classroom.
Into the Home Economics corridor we go. The display cases seen here were, we believe, originally entrances to the classrooms in the same style as seen in the Geography and History corridors. Quite why that change was made is still unclear.
Unfortunately, this photograph has come out blurred. It does show the junction between the Music corridor and the Home Economics corridor.
Here is Jim Dempster, playing the piano in class M1. Jim is an accomplished pianist and flautist.
He now is a Secondary School teacher of Technical. His father, also Jim, features in our photo collection from Class 2E, 1952.
A view from the entrance door of the studio back towards the English and Modern Languages corridors. Below our feet we can see the roof windows into the girl’s gymnasium.
A view from the window of M3. This is Janetta Street at the junction with Dickens Avenue. Note the disused stairs into the old girl’s entrance.
Class “M3”. Usually used for keyboard lessons.
The studio, being packed up for the move. Apologies for the image quality but the doors were locked!
The entrance to the studio.
Into the music department. Again, boxes are being packed for the big move down the road. This area of the school was once home to the library. The old library became the “studio” (see R Jennings collection photo 08).
A view from the end of the corridor of the photo above, this time at the junction of the English and Music departments. The entrance to the “link corridor” to the tower block is to the left of the picture.
A view of the corridor running from Modern Studies to the English Department. For those who attended CHS a few years ago, the departments may have changed location. To orient you, the assembly hall is currently out of the windows on the left of the photo and this corridor is the wing closest to the playing fields. The corridor looks very empty without the displays on the walls, however, this was taken as the school was being emptied for the move to the new Janetta Street building.
A view of the corridor running from the assembly hall to the Modern Studies & English departments. The Senior staff offices were to the right of this photograph.
The assembly hall. Another view.
A tour of the Shelley Drive building was arranged for Robert & Jim in the few weeks running up to the end of the 2008/09 session. These photographs document their final walk round their school. The assembly hall. That’s Robert on the stage.
A tour of the Shelley Drive building was arranged for Robert & Jim in the few weeks running up to the end of the 2008/09 session. These photographs document their final walk round their school. This photograph shows the CHS crest. It was hung to the right of the stage in the assembly hall.