Belmont Crescent School

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Belmont Crescent School

Postby Dot » Fri Jun 05, 2009 6:34 pm

Wondered if anyone out there had any information on this place or what became of it?
Perhaps you would need to go to the Mitchell Library.

My Dad and my aunt attended this wee school around 1929/1930.
There were two ladies who ran it called Miss Kendall and Miss Stephenson and my Dad thinks it would have closed when they became elderly and probably before the start of World War II.
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Dave » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:10 pm

Two avenues to explore.

Belmont School Newton Mearns
The Glasgow Academy which is close to Belmont Crescent, Glasgow.

You didn't tell us where your folks lived (maybe you did elsewhere :oops: )that might help :D
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Dot » Fri Jun 05, 2009 7:44 pm

That was a speedy reply Dave.

My Dad was living in Carlton Gardens which then became Striven Gardens.
He did go to Glasgow Academy later on but left school at around 14 and my Granny who had been to University
taught him at home.
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Dave » Fri Jun 05, 2009 8:17 pm

Dot wrote:That was a speedy reply Dave.

My Dad was living in Carlton Gardens which then became Striven Gardens.
He did go to Glasgow Academy later on but left school at around 14 and my Granny who had been to University
taught him at home.


Seems all these things are in the locale of The Glasgow Academy. Belmont Crescent looks like it may predate the 1920's (Of course I might be wrong) and looks as though today it is purely residential. It wouldn't be out of the realms of possibility for a small primary school to operate nearby a private school. I've seen residential blocks with businesses in the basement.

Anyway I do hope someone can confirm this for you.
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Roxburgh » Sat Jun 06, 2009 1:17 am

The Glasgow Academy boarding house was in Belmont Crescent. Although primarily a day school, there were boarders for quite a long period. I don't think there are now, however, and I'm not sure when the boarding house closed.
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby onyirtodd » Sat Jun 06, 2009 7:39 am

I realise were moving away from Belmont Crescent School but up until the early 70s (at least) there was a small private hotel in Belmont Crescent run by the McFadzean (MacFadzean?) family.
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Dot » Sat Jun 06, 2009 9:07 am

Thanks to everyone for the replies.

OYT,
My Dad would have already moved out of Glasgow by that time but some interesting stuff all the same.
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Dot » Sun Jul 05, 2009 1:37 pm

Wasn't sure where to put this but thought this seemed as good a place as any.

While my Dad was at Belmont Crescent School the teachers persuaded the children to collect silver paper.
This was then exchanged for money and the proceeds were used to buy sun lamps to help boys and girls in the
hospital for sick children in Glasgow.
At that time there were diseases like scurvy and rickets and it was thought the lamps could help some of these children. My Dad said this idea was later abandoned when they reckoned that a glass of orange juice
would probably be beneficial to the children.

When he was at Glasgow Academy each child had to bring in a plum pudding and they were given out to
the poorest families in Glasgow. I assume this must have been a once yearly thing at Christmas.
Unfortunately he can't remember what part of Glasgow they were taken to be distributed.
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Dot » Sun May 13, 2018 7:21 pm

I have now inherited a picture which has label on the back which states school was at number 7.
I would love to see photo of the area as it looked in the 1920's.

Perhaps Robert Pool will come up with some suggestions.
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby crusty_bint » Mon May 14, 2018 9:10 am

It wasn't uncommon for small private schools to operate out of residential addresses, much like Craigholme School in Pollokshields, which has grown to encompass half a dozen villas

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Craigholme_School
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Here's some images of Belmont Crescent (click the aerials to see a larger version)

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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Dot » Mon May 14, 2018 9:04 pm

crusty_bint,

Thank you for the photos you posted. They are great.

Believe it or not my Mum attended Craigholme and later went to Laurel Bank.

I hope to be in Glasgow in the autumn so I must go and take a few photos.
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Johndick » Thu May 17, 2018 12:55 am

Dot wrote:crusty_bint,

Thank you for the photos you posted. They are great.

Believe it or not my Mum attended Craigholme and later went to Laurel Bank.

I hope to be in Glasgow in the autumn so I must go and take a few photos.


I agree with you, the photos are really great. I hope they will preserve these kinds of places because they mean a lot to people. ;)
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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby crusty_bint » Sat May 19, 2018 6:53 am

You're welcome, Dot. I take it you've had a look at it on google streetview? Can get a swatch of the back garden too on the 3D view...

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Re: Belmont Crescent School

Postby Dot » Wed May 30, 2018 7:39 am

crusty_bint,

Sorry for not getting back to you sooner.

I've had a good look on streetview and thanks again for your help.

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