Riverside Secondary School, Glasgow

Riverside Secondary School, Glasgow


It is my 80th Birthday today🀩
Went to rivy 62 to 65 brilliant school
Many fond memories. Good friend and (mostly) good teachers.
Does anyone remember Louise Afrostman, attended 58-60s.
went to Rivy in 1953 left late 1956, one of my form teachers was Mr Simpson nickname Safty, also remember we Garra science teacher, Mcintosh head teacher, Miss Croft music, wee Aggie french, still have class foto somewhere, Gordon Clark, Jim Mcadam, Davie Lodge,Arthur Melrose, George Brodie, lots more wish could remember, my name is Jimmy Dickson stayed in Davidson St just off Dalmarnock rd, had quite a good time in Rivvie, if anyone remembers my years there, would be great to hear, that's me now nearly 77 this year, also went to Springy primary, seem so long ago, so different now, cheers to all Rivy-pupils.
Went to Springfield road school in 1947 then riverside in1954 stayed IN 39Springfield rd at denholm bakery
I lived at 2 Bogside Street just across from Riverside...Loved that school in the good old days when Miss Dewer was the geography teacher
loved Riverside School, stayed just across in Bogside Street I went there when Safty Simpson was the science teacher and Medusa was the maths teacher
Well here I am sitting in my wee hoose in Wellington New Zealand looking at these blasts from the past. I see on the Dux board the name John hay, that was from my era..the good old days of Medusa and Saftie Simpson....The Brad and Angelina of Riverside....Love to hear from past pupils Margaret McDonald

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Operating as usual


I was saddened to hear of the passing of my old London Road and Riverside class mate Stevie Coulter. Stevie was a bit of a lad who forever getting myself and our other pal George Gaddi into all sorts of situations in our schooldays and as young adults back in the day. Some great memories of Stevie and one memorable Fair Weekend at Rothesay...where we spent the night in the local police cell. Voluntarily, as we had no money left and had missed the last ferry back to the mainland. Sleep well Stevie Boy and make sure you get some Roostering done behind those pearly gates.


I am hearing that Mr.Dalziel who was at Rivvy and later headmaster of Eastbank Academy has died.



I was sent these by Irene Robertson of Bridgeton...😁


Interest seems to have fallen by the wayside a wee bit on the Riverside board/s in the last few months. May I suggest that we get some kind of working group together to see how we can take the forum forward. Anyone interested in getting involved please let me know asap so we can arrange a suitable time and meeting place that suits us all.🧐


1960's map of the area around Riverside Secondary School which clearly shows Cairncraig Street running up from Kempoch Street to London Road.


Ok folks after several years of talking about it...we have taken the decision to start up a former Rivvy pupils social club. It will be in the Oak Bar Lounge, 770 Springfield Road, Parkhead on alternate Fridays if enough people are interested. Let me know your thoughts on this asap so a decision can be made re the possibility of it happening.


Nice to meet up with Joanne Morrison former Rivvy and Parkhead girl in Auctioneers yesterday to pass on her Rivvy mug. Her son Mark is a proper gentleman as well. Good chat about schooldays and Parkhead. Loved it, Joanne, we must do it more often.


Just messing about here with some old Rivvy photos I have in my collection. I hope you all enjoy them.


Sorry I seem to have rekindled an old page by mistake...could you please transfer all future comments to /www.facebook.com/groups/153017681417034/


Ok folks very little has been happening on the Rivvy front as of late so I guess it is time to ask if anyone else would like to get involved and becoming an active member of the committee. We are still trying to get the Dux Board returned to the east end and in place by March or April of 2017 but there are still several issues which need to be dealt with before it is safely returned to it's rightful place.

I recently had a meeting with Helen Craig and Karen Faulkner and they suggest that we could arrange a regular bi-monthly karaoke in a nearby hostelry if there were enough people interested. Thoughts and ideas on this please.

We still have Riverside mugs for sale at Β£6 if anyone is interested...we have decided to post them out as well in the UK which is Β£9 includes postage and packaging.


Hoping to have the School Dux Board returned to the east end soon...

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