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1950s Photos


Below are some photographs from the 1950s. 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.

Photos are in the order that they were received, with the most recent addition to the collection being at the top of this page.

Class 1A - 1951/2

Class 1A - 1951/2

Back row: ?, Dixon White (Whyte?), David Henderson, John Forbes, John Butcher, Iain (Ian?) Vetters, John M Anderson, Tom Oswald, Jim McAuley.
Third row: William (Bill) Banks, G Hudson Scott, David McLetchie, Jim Miller, John Anderson, Joe McAbery, Jim Dunbar, Neil Buchanan, William Abbot.
Second row: Adam Maxwell, Donald Paterson, Gordon Hogg, J Steven (Stephen?) Wilson, David Warden, Archie Milroy, ?, Donald MacLennan.
Front: William (Willie) Greig, Jim McGregor, Jim Over, Gordon Kent, Tom McDougall, Robert Allen.
Note: Andrew Moore did not attend school on day of photograph.

Photo and names provided by Donald MacLennan.

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Fifth Year - 1951/2

Fifth Year - 1951/2

Back: James McAdam, Kenneth Black, Leslie Cooper, Kenneth Campbell, John Manson, Iain Nicol, Gilbert Howatson, Ian McPherson.
Second Back: Douglas Hammond, William Potter, David Brown, Alex. McEwan, Hugh Bryson, Alistair Ferguson, George Clyne, James Proctor, Archie Corbett.
Middle: Isobel Wotherspoon, Jemima Ferguson, Catherine Hector, Ann McLeod, Elsie Clark, Jessie Brown, Agnes Potts, Ann Hay, Elizabeth McLellan, Aileen Elder, Anne Martin.
Second Front: Jean Douglas, Martha Orr, Ruth Hughes, Elspeth Paul, Catherine Fleming, Jean Condie, Barbara Kleft, Mary Bratton, Marion Bowman.
Front: Mary Mauchlen, Myra Faulds, George Wells, James Kennedy, William McCreadie, Alex. MacKay.

Photo and names provided by Sam Gibson.
Thanks also to Jemima Ferguson (pictured, now Mima Stewart) filled in the mystery blank!


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Class IIIB - 1955/56

Class IIIB - 1955/56

Back: Morag Adams, Frances Sayer, Isobel McFadden, Hazel Wood, Anne Dickson, Avril Campbell, Carol Osborne, Jean Angus, Sheena Clark.
Middle: Margaret Armstrong, Myra Greer, Christine Currie, Helena Stewart, Margaret Pollock, Elspeth Elliot, Jocelyn Begbie, Sheila Rose, Alice Turnbull.
Front seated: Ethne Whitelaw, Margaret McFadyen, Dorothy Gardner, Margaret Head, Margaret Douglas, Anne McCabe, Wilma Stewart, Mary French, Janette Reavey, Morag Smith.

Front kneeling: Barbara Bryde, Carole Lambert, Joan Dornan, Agnes Saunders, Emma McNee, Ludavine MacIntosh
Not in picture: May Cameron, Zeala Rapson.
Form Mistress: Miss Sclater.

This photograph was provided by Joan Batson (nee Dornan) who advised that although she's now living in the USA she likes to return to Scotland at least once a year. Many thanks also to her friend Margaret Losinski for scanning the original photograph in an sending such a high quality image to us.

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Hockey - 1st Eleven - 1958

Hockey - 1st Eleven - 1958

Back: A.McLetchie, J. Macindoe, M. Gourlay, M. Smyth, H. Wood.
Front: A. Ferguson, J. Pinkerton, M. Mort, K. Boyle, G. Harrison. (Absent C. Rogerson).

This is a higher resolution version provided by Sam Gibson.

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Sports Preliminary - 1958

Sports Preliminary - 1958

This photograph was found in the 1958 Clydebank High School magazine, which you can read by going to the documents > magazines menu above.

John Gardiner got in toch with oldchs.co.uk to let us know that it is him taking part in the high jump. He said "The event was staged on the ash surface of the football field with landing pit consisting of a layer or two of sand. My style was based on the "Western Roll". This was long before the "Straddle" and "Fosbury Flop" techniques evolved. I cleared 5ft 1inch on the day. However my win in the Shot Putt led to my inclusion in school team that competed in the County Championships (see photo of Athletics team with both trophies)".

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IIA - The class that bought the most magazines in 1957

IIA - The class that bought the most magazines in 1957

This photograph was found in the 1958 Clydebank High School magazine, which you can read by going to the documents > magazines menu above. No names were given in the magazine.




IIB - The class that was second in the sale of magazines in 1957

IIB - The class that was second in the sale of magazines in 1957

This photograph was found in the 1958 Clydebank High School magazine, which you can read by going to the documents > magazines menu above. No names were given in the magazine.




Room 12 - Seniors at Geography - 1958

Room 12 - Seniors at Geography - 1958

This photograph was found in the 1958 Clydebank High School magazine, which you can read by going to the documents > magazines menu above.




School Personalities - 1958

School Personalities

Standing: M. Malcolmson, G. Marshall, H. Scott, M. Mort.
Seated: J. Dornan, J. Hughes, W. Paton.

This photograph was found in the 1958 Clydebank High School magazine, which you can read by going to the documents > magazines menu above.

Many thanks to Joan Batson (nee Dornan, front left) for getting in touch with us. She advised that she was the Dux that year, and that "the raffish fellow to my left is the much cleverer runner-up, James Hughes. The others are, I think, the School Captains and the Sports Captains".




Class 2E - 1952

Class 2E - 1952

Back row: Billy McCrea, Ronnie Young, Alan Bales, Jim Dempster, Colin Campbell, Ian Campbell, Ian Cooper,
Gordon Johnson, Joe McCoach.
3rd row: Jim Scrimshire, Stuart Goodman, John Greer, Jim McDonald, Stephen Redfern, Robert Livingston, Peter Halkett,
Joe McCabe, Campbell Tait.
2nd row: Tom Reilly, Robert Gillespie, Hugh McCarrol, Robert Wood, John McDonald, Jim Allen, Roddy McKenzie,
Jim Mercer, Robert Harvey.
Front row: Jim Bell, Peter Thompson, Alan McFeeters, George Sloss, John Dempster, Peter Coyle.




Class 3C - 1952

Class 3C - 1952

Back row: Peter McKay, Ewen Maclean, Tom Stevenson, Robert Spaulding, Sam Wilson, Jim McGregor, Billy Young.
3rd Row: Tommy Michie, George McConnell, Ian Turnbull, Tommy Mulvie, Jim Maxwell, Jack Branston, Hamish Noble,
Tommy Robbins,Lawrence Hay.
2nd row: Douglas Thomson, Johnny McLaughlin, George Blundell, Walter McVean, Willie Richards, Andy Clark,
Joseph McIleer, Teddy Margach.
Front row: Pete Elliot, Andy Russel, George Walker, John Welsh, Fergy Summers, Davey McLelland, Willie Mercer,
Alec Smith, George Smith




Fourth Year Class - 1956

Fourth Year Class - 1956

Back row: John Asher, Neil Buchanan, Ian Finlayson, Andrew McGhie, Greer Johnson, John Lindsay, Alan Johnston,
Hudson Scott, John Gourlay, Stephen Boyd, Peter Halkett.
3rd row: Glen Stirling, Steven Wilson, Martin Frew, James Michie, Donald McPhee, Colin Munro, Ian Cooper,
Alistair Andrews, James Hughes, Gordon Johnstone.
2nd row: Jim McNee, Andrew McKechnie, James 'Rufus' MacGregor, Tom Nugent, William Tait, John Sandeman,
Ronald Clark, Leslie Mushens, Stuart Goodman, Robert Fergie, Kenneth Donaldson.
Front row: Robert Allen, Edward Davidson, Roy Campbell, James Sommerville, James Yulie, Peter Bain, Watson Bell, Peter Logie

With thanks to Sam Gibson for correcting and completing the list of names.




Hockey 1st Eleven - 1952

Hockey 1st Eleven - 1952

Back row: Ann Hay, Elsie Clark, Marion Bowman, Agnes Brattan, Catherine Fleming, Euphemia Hay.
Front row: Isabel Wotherspoon, Christina Boyd, Jessie Brown (Captain), Catherine Faulds, Jean Struthers




Football Second Eleven - 1952

Football Second Eleven - 1952

Back row: G. Hamilton, J. Aitken, C. Brodie, A. Kee, I. Turnbull, P. Martin.
Front row: J. Adam, J. Ross (Captain), W. Young, R. Tait, G. Stephen.




Prefects Session 1951-1952

Prefects Session 1951-1952

Back row: A. Munro, N. McLeod, M. Clark, J. White, G. Kee, J. Murray.
3rd row: J. Condie, J. Wotherspoon, J. Ferguson, F. Lamont, R. Maclachlan, A. Perry, R. Ross.
2nd row: M. Brattan, A. Martin, A. Potts, M. Gray, A. Hay, J. Brown, E. Clark.
Front Row: J. McCafferty, Miss Davie, W. Black (Captain), Dr. Davidson, M. McKay (Captain), Mr. Shankie, C. Fleming.




Fourth Year Class 1951

Fourth Year Class 1951

Back row: Agnes Brattan (known as 'Senga'), Pauline Campbell, ?, Elma Robertson, Cathie Faulds.
Middle row: Jean Struthers, Jane Bell, Jessie Scott, Audrey Irwin, ?, Fay Hay.
Front row: ?, Elma McElroy, Lydia McPhee, Georgina Colquhoun, Irene Swankie, Chrissie Boyd

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Thanks to Jean Kerr (Struthers) and Anne Bell (CHS 1967) for adding to the names listed here.




Football First Eleven 1958/9 Team

1958/9 Football 1st Eleven

Back Row: Andrew Matthews, Tom Bryson.
Middle Row: Teacher is David Hanning?, George Murray, Tom Barlow, John McLaughlin, David Paterson.
Front Row: Walter McAtamney, John Fullerton, John Gardiner [Captain], Alistair Sanderson, David McGhee.

With thanks to John Gardiner (pictured) for submitting this photographs and names and John Gillies for corrections.






Athletics Team - 1957/58

Athletics Team - 1957/58

Standing (From left to right): Teacher is Frank Wallace, Ian Black, Tom Barlow, Charlie Stimpson, David McGhee, ???, Alistair Sanderson, John Gardiner, ???, Gorman Green, ???, Howard "Hondo" Grainger, teacher is William Black (standing beside him is Terry Tannock). Standing next to teacher Frank Wallace,
and in front of Tom Barlow is Ian Black. Standing in front of Frank Wallace is Hugh McLean.
Middle Row Seated: In front of Mr Wallace is Hugh McLean, second from left is Wallace Brattan, fifth is May Smith.
Front Row: Miss Brown, Alison McLetchie, Jean Hamilton (Asher), ?, fifth from left is Joyce Totten, ?, seventh is Ann Wilson, ?, ?, Joan Wearmouth (Green), Miss Samuel.

Can you fill in the gaps? Contact us!

With thanks to John Gardiner (pictured) for submitting this photograph and names and
Andrew Scanlon for correcting and adding some names.







4th year “B” Boys-1955/6

1955/6 4th Year

Back row: Douglas Brown, Tom Farrell, Ian Fitzsimmons, Jim Campbell, James Leitch, Jim Kerr,
Hugh Miller, Jack Watson, Jim Bowie.
3rd row: Brian Ray, Jim Paton, David Houston, Colin Livingstone, Leslie Mushans, Tennent Bourhill,
Colin Scott, George Scott, Clement West
2nd row: Peter English, George Wylie, Ewan Dougall, Leonard Hendry, Danny Gannon, Tom Wilson,
Robert O’Hara, Oswald Keeler, Brian Laird.
Front row: Jimmy Armstrong, Bryce Welsh, John Stratheam, Alan Ramsay, Gordon Summers, Dennis McLaughlin.

With thanks to Sam Gibson for submitting this photograph and names.




Class 1C - 1951

Class 1C - 1951

Back row: John McKimmey, John Lindsay, Jim Gilmour, Bill McNab, Sam Gibson, Willie McVean, Tom Sillars.
3rd row: Campbell Findlay, John Davidson, Ann Gold, Helen Brown, Edna Cuthbert, Margaret Reid,
Jean Morrison (Ross), June Mitchell(?).
2nd row: Irene Laycock , Mary Frame, Margaret McGregor, Daphne McKay, Helen Kelly (Provan), Bertha Nelson,
Mary Currie, Lucy Dillon (?),Grace Crichton.
Front row: Ann Boyle, Margaret McIndoe (Bell), Ann Tait( Duncan), Jack Watson, George Coulter, Ronnie Smith.

With thanks to Sam Gibson for submitting this photograph and names. Surnames in brackets indicate the
married names of the pupils.





Prefects - 1958

Prefects - 1958

Back Row: Edward Davidson, Tom Farrell, Andrew McGhie (Vice-Captain), Colin Livingstone. Ronald Clark,
Robert Allan, Neil Buchanan.
Middle Row: Joyce Pinkerton (Tosh), Edna Beaton (Scott) (Vice Captain), Elizabeth Thomson (Johnston), Jean McIndoe (Hughes), Ellen Bishop (Bruce), Margot Mort and Isobel Taylor (Mahaffey).
Front Row: Miss Davie, Jim Hughes (Captain), Dr Davidson (Rector), Wilma Paton (Captain) and Mr Munro.

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph. Married names are shown in brackets.




Badminton Team - 1958

Badminton Team - 1958

Back row: Jim Bowie, Drew McGhee, Jim Kerr, Robert Allan, Neil Buchanan.
Front row: Hazel Wood, Betty Thomson (Johnston), Lorna McDonald? (Teacher/Coach), Margot Mort,
Joyce Totten, Joyce Pinkerton (Tosh).

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph. Married names are shown in brackets.




Badminton Team - 1957

Badminton Team - 1957

Back row: Donald Paterson, Drew McGhee, Jim Kerr, Sam Gibson, Jim Bowie.
Front row: Jean Morrison (Ross), Helen McGregor (Bowie), Margaret Morris (Turish),
Hazel Wood, Elizabeth Thomson (Johnston).

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph. Married names are shown in brackets




Cricket Team 1956/57

Cricket Team 1956/57

Back row: Gordon Hogg, Jim Hughes, David McLetchie, Campbell Finlay, John Gourlay and Leslie Greenwood.
Front row: Brian Ray, Iain Campbell, Bill McNab, Ian Cooper, Hudson Scott, Joe McAbery.

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph.




5th Year Boys 1956

5th Year Boys 1957

Back row: John Anderson, David McLetchie, Joe McAbery, Bill McNab, Sam Gibson, Forbes McNaughton, Tom Oswald.
Front row: Warwick Darkins, Donald Paterson, Ian Vetters, Jim(?) Primrose, Iain Campbell, John(?)
Graham, Gordon Hogg, Duncan Anderson.

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph.




Prefects - 1957

Prefects - 1957

Back row: Donald Paterson, Joe McAbery, Sam Gibson, David McLetchie, Forbes McNaughton Duncan Anderson.
Middle row: Elizabeth Wilson (Andrews), Alice McAusland (Cartledge), Margaret Morris (Turish),
Evelyn Graham (Ramage),Isobel Campbell (McAbery), Chrissie Grant.
Front row: Mr Munro, Jean Morrison (Ross), Gordon Hogg (Captain), Dr Thomas Davidson (Rector),
Jean McPhee (Niven) (Captain), Bill McNab, Miss Davie.

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph.




Dinner Ladies 1956-57

Dinner Ladies 1956-57






Dinner Ladies 1956-57

Dinner Ladies 1956-57

Dishing up the dinners. Can you smell the cooked cabbage?

From Sam Gibson.




School Dinners - 1956/57

School Dinners - 1956/57

Left to right: Drew McGhie, Neil Buchanan, Duncan Anderson, Gordon Hogg and Jim Kerr.

With thanks to Sam Gibson for these photographs.




Prefect’s Room - 1956/57

Prefect’s Room - 1956/57

Left to right: Billy McNab, Stevie Boyd, Joe McAbery, John Gourlay, Duncan Anderson and David McLetchie
Multitasking-Playing chess, listening to Radio Luxemburg and studying 'Indoor Nudism'.
In prefects room (then one of the dressing rooms behind the stage.)

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph.




First Eleven Football Team - 1955

First Eleven Football Team - 1955

Back Row: Jim Aitken, Joe McAbery, Tom McAllister, Jack Adams, Alistair Kee, Gordon Bowie.
Front Row: Jim Mitchell, Billy Yule, Jim Andrews, Peter Martin, Robert Tait.

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph.




First Eleven Football Team - 1957

First Eleven Football Team - 1957

Back Row: Bobby Boyd, Jim Michie, Colin Munro, Douglas Robertson, Ian Cooper, Ronnie Clark.
Front Row: Drew McGhie, Peter Halkett, Iain Campbell, Joe McAbery, Hudson Scott, Billy McNab

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph and Bobby Boyd for the addition of his name to the list.




5th Year Girls - 1956

5th Year Girls - 1956

Back Row: Margaret Muirhead (McDougall), Anne Forgie (Munro), Margaret Reid, June Mitchell,
Jean Morrison (Ross), Jean McPhee (Niven),Ellen Gray (Galt), Margaret McIndoe (Bell).
Middle Row: Mary Currie, Kathleen McCafferty (Henry), Betty Bankier, Marjorie Stewart (Butchart),
Margaret Morris (Turish), Julie Merrett,Anne McCraken (Downie).
Front Row: Rita Bulloch, Evelyn Graham (Ramage), Margaret Carson (Anderson), Alice McAusland (Cartledge),
Marian Cuthill (Tytler), Christine Baker, Elsie Mullen (Hamilton), Betty Wilson (Andrews), Isobel Campbell (McAbery).

With thanks to Sam Gibson for this photograph. Married names where known are shown in brackets.




First year class 1A, 1956-57

First year class 1A, 1956-57

Left to right:
Robert Kerr, John Gillies, John Devine, Irving MacDonald, Andrew Wyper, Jim Crawford, Andrew Scanlon
John Dunsmore, Stewart Hillis, Kenneth Morrison, Eric Milne, Robert Hope, William Bishop, John Scott, Norman McCleary
Alan Middleton, Ian Taylor, Harold Mead, Tom Asher, Robert Michie, Peter Sloan, Barclay Weir, Ian McNeil
Ian Paterson, David McKinnon, Cameron MacGregor, Hugh Candlin, Tom MacDonald, Jim Bellingham, Steven Monaghan, Robert Maxwell

With thanks to Andrew Scanlon for this photograph.
Update - This photo was originally listed as featuring "Peter Candlin". It has been brought to our attention that this is in fact his younger brother, Hugh. Our records have been updated to reflect this.





Fourth Eleven Football Team - 1956/7

Fourth Eleven Football Team - 1956/7

Left to right:
James Cairney, James Niven, John McNab, Colin Greenlees, Andrew Scanlon, Alec Wales
Hugh McLean, Terry Tannock, Alastair Melvin, Bobby Hope, Jimmy Harkness

With thanks to Andrew Scanlon for this photograph.




Second year football team - 3rd eleven - 1957-58

Second year football team - 3rd eleven - 1957-58

Left to right:
Frank Wallace (Gym teacher), James Cairney, James Niven, John McNab, Colin Greenlees, Andrew Scanlon, Alec Wales, William Black (Gym teacher)
Front Row: Peter Sloan, Hugh McLean, Terry Tannock, Bobby Hope, Alastair Melvin, Jimmy Harkness, Norman McDade
(Scottish Schools Shield and Glasgow Schools Shield)

With thanks to Andrew Scanlon for this photograph.




Third year football team - 2nd eleven - 1958-59

Third year football team - 2nd eleven - 1958-59

Left to right:
James Cairney, Norman McDade, John McNab, William Black (Gym teacher), Andrew Scanlon, Alec Wales, James Niven
Hugh McLean, Terry Tannock, Bobby Hope, Alastair Melvin, Duncan Armstrong

With thanks to Andrew Scanlon for this photograph.