Wednesday, 28 May 2014

Change And Decay In All Around I See

That's me, feeling sad again. Another beautiful building abandoned, allowed to fall derelict and now set alight; this time, Broomloan Road School. 
Me and my bro pass today at 5.15pm, three hours after one of the buildings went up in flames. We could have snapped a picture, but I hadn't the heart for it.
Instead, here are class photos from happier times. 
The first is my Grandpa's class. He is back row, second from left. He was born in 1903, so this is probably about 1913. 
Second photograph is my Granny's class. She was born in 1913 and looks about 5 or 6 years old here. 
My Ma lived just up the road from the school at 161, but my Granny sent her to Ibrox Primary, as everyone referred to Broomloan Rd. as the ragged school. 

1 comment:

Ellen said...

So sad to read about this. It must be especially hard if you attended this school or had family who went there. Love those old photos, Lady Govan. The stories the walls of that school could have told from all those years ago.