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> Kerelaw School Ayrshire, Plush'est List'd' schools
Mcbamm
post 29th Jul 2003, 03:44pm
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Has any one else had the privillage of being educated at one of the country's plush'est List'd' schools biggrin.gif

I was there 86-88, would like to hear from anybody else who was there at any time.

Chris.
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post 20th Jun 2009, 11:09pm
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hi, i was at kerlaw at that time , thats me just come across this post , hated that place but so did everyone else who was there i suppose.... if anyone wants a wee chat and compair notes then post me dry.gif
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post 23rd Jun 2009, 09:56am
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QUOTE (Mcbamm @ 29th Jul 2003, 12:01pm) *
Has any one else had the privillage of being educated at one of the country's plush'est List'd' schools biggrin.gif

I was there 86-88, would like to hear from anybody else who was there at any time.

Chris.

Hi, l just came across your thread about Kerelaw,l wasn't educated there, but l was a pupil of the school that came before it. I'll explain...........
It was back in 1965, l was sent to Mossbank Approved School which was in Millerston, l was there for almost a year. During the summer of 1966, the whole school was taken down to an old mansion house in Stevenson, the name of it was Kerelaw House. We were there for the month of July. After l got out on licence in September of 66, the Corporation started work on building a new school on the grounds of Kerelaw.
The teachers who were at Mossbank did transfer down there, but the one who sticks in my mind the most was Mr. Torrance. I think he maybe even became the governor, I was making some deliveries in the area back around 72 and stopped in to visit. Compared to the old Mossbank School, Kerelaw was a palace.
Anyhow, l have rambled on enough,if anyone else was in Mossbank in the mid 60s reads this, get in touch with me.Thanks.
Foxy
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post 21st Feb 2010, 08:07pm
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we left glasgow when i was 7yrs old to live in saltcoats in 1969 i think it was. we met some kerelaw boys at auchenharvie swimming pool in the mid 70's 75-78 we went to school there then we hade to move to england. the boys followed us down then we didn't see them again. i am on facebook asking if anyone know what has happened since then. wee sid, brian fisher,momo, doojy, jimmy riggins from shotts
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post 9th Sep 2010, 08:53am
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QUOTE (crazydiamond1962 @ 21st Feb 2010, 09:09pm) *
we left glasgow when i was 7yrs old to live in saltcoats in 1969 i think it was. we met some kerelaw boys at auchenharvie swimming pool in the mid 70's 75-78 we went to school there then we hade to move to england. the boys followed us down then we didn't see them again. i am on facebook asking if anyone know what has happened since then. wee sid, brian fisher,momo, doojy, jimmy riggins from shotts

Hi I was there 75-78 names do not ring a bell, of course it was that long ago now, hard now to remember after all around 100 boys at one time, P was in Millerston unit, glad to leave the bloody place!
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post 4th Oct 2010, 12:42am
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never went there but just of interest i walk past there all the time and theres nothing left but a few roads and its now just waste land. wonder how they got permission to demolish the old mansion house?


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post 30th Apr 2011, 12:33am
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Hi there l came across this thread and l was also a resident of kerelaw l was in beard unit think l may know you chris where you in millerston unit think that was it any way would like to talk more contact info is skelly78@live.co.uk .
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post 24th Jun 2011, 03:13am
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hi there, my names alan leishman from the gorbals and i was sent to mossbank way back in1958, i was 9yrs old at the time i spent 3yrs there then they sent me to a new school in kilmalcom balrossie there were four of us from the south side manny cohen pat magiur and john croal. does anyone remember us?
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post 27th Sep 2011, 06:58am
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QUOTE (alan leishman @ 24th Jun 2011, 03:59am) *
hi there, my names alan leishman from the gorbals and i was sent to mossbank way back in1958, i was 9yrs old at the time i spent 3yrs there then they sent me to a new school in kilmalcom balrossie there were four of us from the south side manny cohen pat magiur and john croal. does anyone remember us?

hi,
jeez i remember mossbank, i was there for appx two years from around 1956 to 58. it was a creepy ol' place at night especially walking up one of the two lanes from cumbernauld road the place was run at that time by a mr wilson and i also remember mr torrence. one boy i remember was willie smith, i beleive he came from around the plantaion district of glasgow.

the woodwork teacher (forget his name) i remember he used to play tunes on a saw. and i learned to repair shoes. memories that was way back 54 years. how time flies eh!

Bill
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post 14th Oct 2012, 02:44pm
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spent 11 months at mossbank mr torrance was dep govnr(strange little dude with the heat treatment lamp) jimmy shands sister was the nurse.the place was creepy.tennis with a big wooden bat them were the days 1969.it was not the summer of love?.liked the fitba kit old motherwell strip.norrie mcqeen a young jimmy greaves,smudger from yoker,tony from easterhouse and a one armed boy from partick what a mix,i was 13 learned a lot in there.

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post 4th Dec 2012, 07:38pm
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Hi, l just came across your thread about Kerelaw,l wasn't educated there, but l was a pupil of the school that came before it. I'll explain...........
It was back in 1965, l was sent to Mossbank Approved School which was in Millerston, l was there for almost a year. During the summer of 1966, the whole school was taken down to an old mansion house in Stevenson, the name of it was Kerelaw House. We were there for the month of July. After l got out on licence in September of 66, the Corporation started work on building a new school on the grounds of Kerelaw.
The teachers who were at Mossbank did transfer down there, but the one who sticks in my mind the most was Mr. Torrance. I think he maybe even became the governor, I was making some deliveries in the area back around 72 and stopped in to visit. Compared to the old Mossbank School, Kerelaw was a palace.
Anyhow, l have rambled on enough,if anyone else was in Mossbank in the mid 60s reads this, get in touch with me.Thanks.
Foxy

hi i just noticed your post i didnt attend mossbank but my dad did in the 60s and i did meet george torrance was wondering if you knew where i could get photos of the old school thanks
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post 4th Dec 2012, 09:25pm
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my dad went to school at mossbank industrial school millerston in the mid 60s if anyone else went there at that time please get in touch thanks
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post 5th Dec 2012, 10:48am
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Hi all, Somewhere in the photo gallery of this site there are a couple of pictures of the school.There is also a picture of the United Free Church on Cumbernauld Road where they used to take us on Sundays, dressed in our best uniforms of black blazer, white shirt and brown corduroys. I kid you not!Even in church we couldn't stay out of trouble. I can remember a few names of the guys who were in there the same time as me, but l won't name them unless l hear from them that it is ok to do so.
As to the teachers, l remember names such as mr Ray the black teacher who had an obsession about the rhubarb fields next to us, When the rhubarb was ready for picking and about 5-6 feet tall the whole school would go in and hide.He would his wee duster trying to get us out. There was another teacher who was forever handing out points during the week for any small infraction of the rules. If you total 10 points or more you didn't get to go home on the Saturday. He passed away in his cottage one Friday night, everybody got to go home that weekend.
Mr Scanlon was the wood shop/metal shop teacher, while l was there we built 3 small sail boats that were given to the corporation parks dept. at Hogganfield Loch, not for our use though. They were still using them 6 years later on the loch, long after Mossbank closed its doors and moved to Kerelaw House.
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post 5th Dec 2012, 10:25pm
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foxy you bad little rascal tongue.gif had the sausages on sunday tottie scones soda scones and clootie dumpling all home made smashing
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post 5th Dec 2012, 11:16pm
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Everyone on Keppochhill Road would agree with you there Possilboy, my brother and l were the original wee swines. Glad you enjoyed the sausage,
l just made another 5 pounds today, the wife makes tattie scones, bridies, etc. She has her own page on Facebook, The Kilted Chef MI. Need to get some more orders.
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