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1940s Photos


Below are some photographs from the 1940s. Where we have them, we have also included the names of those pictured. If you can add to our collection or add or correct any names please contact us by clicking here.

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Shelley Drive building - Post-Blitz

Shelley Drive building - Post-Blitz

This photo was discovered by Sam Gibson during a blitz exhibition in Clydebank Library. Sam then forwarded it to OldCHS. It shows the building (which at that time had not yet been opened as a school) surrounded by the devestation caused during the Clydebank Blitz of 13th/14th March 1941. In the background is the "Holy City" destroyed by the bombing. The famous Singer clock also appears on the right of the photo. Photo credit: West Dunbartonshire Council, Clydebank Library.

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Class 3C - 1949

1949 Class 3C

Back row: Billy Black, John Dewar, James Barrie, Angus Dunbar, Robert Todd, John McCafferty, Archie Hart, Dave Hillis.
Middle row: Robert Soutar, Andrew Gardiner, James Clark, John McLean, Robin Hall, Tom Hamilton.
Front row: George McLaughlin, Tom Reid, Alex Scott, F. Lamont, John Troup, John Kirkpatrick, Alec McKay,
William Low, Robert Handyside, George Smith