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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 Monday, May 15, 2017, at 7 p.m. The agenda is to be announced. (Please note change of date.)

 

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

TGSFPA logo

Next Meeting 2017

The next meeting of the Former Pupils’ Association will be held on Monday, May 15th, at 7 p.m., at the offices of Rizza’s icecream factory in Steven Road, Huntly. The agenda is to be announced. (Please note change of date.)
 
See also...

Magazines

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

 

Oor feet are caul’

Oor feet are caul’,
Oor shoes are thin.
Ring the bell
An’ lat us in.

Gordon Schools in 1850

A & F Stephen advert.

Early Magazines

The First Magazine published in 1925

An article about  the Duchess of Gordon, founderof the Gordon schools, has been extracted from the first magazine, published in 1925.

Download a copy of the 1925 magazine (7.2MB).

Other magazines

Download a copy of the 1926 'School Road' (2.5MB).

Download a copy of the 1939 'School Road'.(14.4MB)

George MacDonald Manuscript


The Gordon Schools holds the original bound manuscript of 'Sir Gibbie' by George MacDonald. It is the original draft of his work. It is handwritten, in pen, and shows all the amendments and additions that he made when drafting his work. It has been professionally bound in handsome red leather.

It was gifted to the school. At one time, the manuscript was on permanent display in school in an upright glass case. The pages were turned daily, in order that a fresh double page spread could be viewed by pupils, staff and visitors.

There came a time when it was realised, however, that the ink should be protected from daylight and direct light, to avoid it fading.

In the 1990s, the Association of Former Pupils of The Gordon Schools funded the purchase of a professionally made protective casing for the manuscript, for safekeeping. This was made-to-measure by a specialist firm in Aberdeen, arranged by the Rector, John Swan. The manuscript is currently held under lock and key, for it is a valuable item.

 

 

 

 

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