Headmaster's Logbook, May 1941


Headmaster’s Logbook, May 1941


May 1941

Headmaster – Dr William Barry

May 2nd, 1941

‘Miss P.S. McCloskey, M.A., finished here today and left to take up service with the Land Army.’


May 6th

‘Alert had sounded at 12.05am and ‘Air Raiders Past’ signal at 4am. No pupils in school until afternoon when there were Sec. 98, Py.316 or 414 in all out of 1100.’


May 7th

‘Alert last night lasted from 12.15am to 3.45am. In afternoon attendance was slightly better than previous day.’


May 8th

‘Alert last night lasted from 2.25 to 3pm. Raids during week were again on Clydeside – Paisley, Greenock etc.’


May 15th

‘Religious Inspection today. Received word by phone on Monday. Very Rev Canon Doyle, Rev Frs Courtney, Ashe, Boyle, Crawley. Present 912 pupils.

The teachers here from Clydebank do not feel able to volunteer for fire-watching.’


May 21st

‘Bus load of pupils in charge of Misses Kerr, Denny & Shearer attended Ballet in Glasgow this afternoon.’


May 27th

‘Headmaster left school in forenoon to catch train to Edinburgh to visit Craiglockhart Training College to speak to outgoing students.

German battleship ‘Bismarck’ sunk today at 11am at Brest. Our adopted ship, ‘King George V’, said to be in pursuit. Prayers for her success offered up on Monday.’


May 29th

‘Mr Hyslop H.M.I. called. I accompanied him to Lenzie Academy to see Rector re doubtful cases for Senior Leaving Certificate remitted to Board of Assessors.’