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 Campbellfield Street School    1955/56    
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1 Head Teacher
   Miss Pringle
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3.  Cecil
    Twiddy

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Edward
   Robertson
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1 Patricia  
  Cockburn
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Margaret
   Brannan  
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7 'Rena'
   Parker

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1 Carole  
  Kirkpatrick
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Jean ? 5
6 Anne
  MacAulay
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  Cartledge
8 Margaret
  Thompson
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Jun 2014, Email,  Patricia C. Cockburn B.E.M., Glasgow
Thanks Webmaister, I have dipped into the website before but have only now had a chance to see how good it is.
I was brought up in the East End, in Comelypark Place.  You just crossed the Gallowgate and Campbellfield Street was almost an extension of Comelypark Street.  I attended Bernard Street Secondary for a year, then we became 'soo siders' and moved to Castlemilk.  

Enclosed a class picture taken around 1955/56 with the Head Teacher (Miss Pringle) of Campbellfield Street Primary, Glasgow and hope this might be of interest.  

Aug 2014, Email,  John Twiddy, age 71, Glasgow
My brother, Cecil Twiddy is on the second row from the back in this picture.  He is 2nd along from the teacher Miss Pringle.

Aug 2021, Email,  Elaine Fleming, age 52, Glasgow
Hi,  I was looking at the school picture for Campbellfield Street school 1955/56 and I think my Mother is in the photo.  She sadly passed away 5 years ago and I've been desperately trying to find photos of her when she was little.  Would it be possible for me to contact the lady that uploaded the picture to ask her if she remembers my mum?  It was a lady called Patricia Cockburn and she posted it on Glesgapals in 2014.  I would be happy if you could pass my email address to her if that would be more appropriate.  I would also like a copy of the school photo if its possible to get one.
Many thanks, Elaine.    (mother's name then was Margaret Brannan)
 
Webmaister : I emailed Patricia and she kindly replied, both her and Elaine will correspond.

Aug. 2021, Email,  from Elaine to Patricia........  Hello Patricia, Thank you so much for allowing me to contact you.  I've been desperately trying to find photos of my Mum who sadly passed away five years ago and when I saw the photo you uploaded of Campbellfield Street School my Mum's face just jumped off the screen, she's the one in the third or centre row and she's in the middle and is in the same row as you but three along..  She's wearing a white dress with what looks like a bolero type wee cardigan or jacket buttoned at the neck with the rest open.  I got very excited and emotional to say the least as I don't have any pictures of her as a wee girl.  I was worried it was my grief taking over and I was making myself believe it was her but the image had such an affect on me.  I have always been the double of my Mum and looking at the photo it looks like me with dark hair (I'm blonde). 
My Mum's maiden name was Margaret Brannan, does that ring a bell Patricia?  At the time of her attending Campbellfield Street School she stayed in Slatefield street with her parents Cathy and Tommy and her wee sisters Irene and Patricia and baby brother Thomas which I think was beside Comelypark Place where you lived.  She later attended Bernard Street like yourself.
Thank you so much for your time.  Kind regards, Elaine

Aug. 2021, Email,  from Patricia to Elaine....  Hello Elaine,  I am so glad you spotted the picture, and I can understand exactly how you felt.  Your mum is one of the girls I couldn’t put a name to.   I only went to Bernard St for the first year of secondary and then we moved house.
I have just called my two elderly aunts but none of them recognised the surname.
I will do my best to get a decent copy of the picture for you rather than a photocopy and will let you know how I get on.

You are right,  Statefield Street was next to Comelypark Street and Place.   Some of the ladies in the Place used to organise street concerts and the children from Slatefield could sit on the dyke and look over.   We cut through the back courts to get to the ‘Handy Store’ in Slatefield for sweets.   The class ‘rascal’ was Rena Parker who also lived in Slatefield St.  

One piece of useless information, Lulu was in the class behind us although she ended up at Thomson Street Primary.    I saw her school picture in the paper a couple of years ago and sure enough there was Miss Pringle wearing the same hat and tweed suit.
As I said I will see what I can do and be in touch. Regards, Patricia

Aug. 2021, Email, Patricia C. Cockburn B.E.M., age 74, Glasgow
After receiving email from Elaine Fleming I replied with some information and the promise of trying to get her a copy of the class photo.   The email address she provided was returned twice, after which I have tried various combinations of name, full stops, capitals and .com instead of co.uk but no luck.   Everyone has been returned.
I would hate her to think that I am ignoring her request but can't think what else to do.


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