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Next Meeting of the F.P. Association

The next meeting of The Gordon Schools’ Former Pupils’ Association will be held at the offices of Rizza’s factory in Steven Road, Huntly, on Tuesday, April 18, 2017, at 7 p.m. The agenda is to be announced.

 

Congratulations to Rizza’s of Huntly

Congratulations to owners of Rizza’s of Huntly, Philip and Nora Morrison, on being awarded ‘The Herald’ Rural Family Business of the year. They are pictured with family members Fiona and Donald. Nora Morrison is President of the Former Pupils’ Association. Press cuttings:

Rizza’s 1 Rizza’s 2

Huntly Express

 

Guest Book Signed

Darren Millar - "Hello. Is it me you’re looking for?"

Joyce McGroarty (new Finlay) - "Great to find Lorna Chisholm ..."

Steven Arthur (Bushy) - "sorry I missed the school reunion ..."

Heather Small (Anton) - "Happy memories!!"

Glynis Lorina Eastmond - "Was at the school from 1956 to 1960. ..."

Carol McCartie - "I was a pupil 1974 - 1979."

Charles MacPherson - He asks:"Anne McCauley Aren’t you Charlie Smith’s sister?"

George Riddoch - better known as Ridgy - attended The Gordon Schools from 1939 to 1951.

Brian Sandison: "I remember about half the faces in Stanley’s photo of 1A boys 1959/60 ..."

J. Brown, 2004 to 2009, presently at Abertay University.

Philip Roger, 1968 to 69, Fairhall Farm, "looking to get in touch with the Paterson family who lived at the end of our driveway".

Maureen Newlands, nee Richards, 1962 to 1966.

This entry in the Guest Book is from Charlie McPherson: "Nice to see some of the old class mates in the photos!"

David Smart signed the Guest Book (09/07/15). He is hoping that someone may have photographs of 1a girls and 1c girls (1959/60).

Stanley T. Fraser signed the Guest Book (28/06/15). He offers to share a photograph of class 1a boys from 1959/60. (The photograph has now been received. Thank you, Stan Fraser. Please click to see 1a boys - 1959/60.)

The Guest Book has been signed by Willson Raeburn Morrison. In his message he mentions John Anderson, Gordon Beverley and Ann Begg.

On February 11th, 2015, the Guest Book was signed by Jimmy Mason ("... recalling fond memories") and Robert Wilson, who now lives in London.

Fiona Morrison signed the Guest Book on May 26th, 2015. She was a pupil at The Gordon Schools from 1966 to 1969.

 Class of 1959-1960

David Smart has made available the photograph of class 1b from session 1959-1960. To view, please click on the link:

Class 1b 1959-60

David has asked if anyone can make available an equivalent photograph of class 1a or 1c from that same session for placing on the website. See Guest Book. A photograh of 1a boys has been made available by Stan Fraser. Please click to view: 1a boys - 1959/60.

He has also passed on the whole school panorama from 1955. This is on the photographic page of the website. Panoramas

Angela Shearer MBE

 

Angela Shearer received her MBE from the Queen at the Palace of Holyrood in June. 

175th Celebrations: Vintage Night

As part of the 175th Anniversary celebrations of the founding of The Gordon Schools, a Vintage Night was held in June.

For further details see: Vintage Night Poster

Introduction

A welcome from the President.

 

The Association

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Next Meeting 2017

The next meeting of the Former Pupils’ Association will be held on Tuesday, April 18th, at 7 p.m., at the offices of Rizza’s icecream factory in Steven Road, Huntly. The agenda is to be announced.
 
See also...

Magazines

The 2014 edition of 'The School Road' has been printed and is now on sale.

 

Membership and Contacts

 Gordon Highlanders

Would you like to become a member of The Former Pupils’ Association? Membership of the Association is open to anyone who attended the secondary department in The Gordon Schools, or Gordon Primary School for any length of time. It is also open to all present and former members of staff. Full details may be accessed from the ‘Contacts’ page on this website, or by downloading the application form from the website.

The Gordon Schools' Former Pupils' Association Membership Application Form

Currently the membership fee is £10. You can send your subscription to our Secretary, The Gordon Schools' Former Pupils' Association, c/o The Gordon Schools, Castle Street, Huntly, AB54 4SE. Presently we have to ask you to pay £5 for your yearly copy of the Magazine, which will be delivered to you.

Download forms

Membership Application Form
Member Contact Details Amendment Form

The Gordon Schools 2000 - Whole School Millennium Photograph

To celebrate the Millennium, all pupils and staff in the secondary department of The Gordon Schools were pictured together. Tempest Photographers produced the resulting image in October 2000. A first attempt had been made earlier in the session but the photograph turned out to be blurred at the margins. The photograph that is reproduced here was taken on the adjoining cricket pitch on a very cold Autumn day, showing the colours of the leaves on the trees at their best. The photographer began to line up the seniors in the back row on the staging at 9am. They were still standing there in their shirt sleeves over two hours later by the time the last of the pupils in the front row were seated. The photograph was taken at around 11.15am, when a slight drizzle started. It is a wonderful souvenir and perfectly captures the spirit of the time.

Please click on the link below to see the photograph and then click again on the photograph to see an enlarged version. The mouse will take you along the line or up and down the photograph. 

The Gordon Schools - Whole School Millennium Photograph 2000

 

Website Links

 Huntly website logo

There are attractive websites containing information about The Gordon Schools and Gordon Primary School. The links for these are:
The Gordon Schools
Gordon Primary School

The Gordon Schools (old/original site)

A useful link to other websites covering organisations in the Huntly area can be found by going to ‘Huntly on the Web’. This extensive website carries a great deal of advice and information about the local community. The link is:
Huntly town website

Old photographs of Huntly from 1895 to 1905 are shown in the website ‘Scottish History Online’. The photographs are accompanied by a short explanation of the history behind the photograph. The website address for this is:
Scottish History Online

Other helpful sites include:
Wikipedia, Huntly, Scotland
Undiscoveredscotland, Huntly

 

 

 

 

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Contacts

Members of the committee can be contacted at the following email addresses:

Secretary:

secretary@thegordonschoolsfpa.co.uk

Treasurer:

treasurer@thegordonschoolsfpa.co.uk

Membership:

louisebrown99@btinternet.com

Magazine:

magazine@thegordonschoolsfpa.co.uk

Webmaster:

webmaster@thegordonschoolsfpa.co.uk

Or by writing to:

The Gordon Schools' Former Pupils' Association
Castle Street,
Huntly,
Aberdeenshire,
AB54 4SE