Author Topic: Finiston Primary School  (Read 67979 times)

SandraB

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #240 on: July 31, 2018, 02:45:11 PM »
my name is Stephen McAllister
i went to finiston school 1965 - 1968
i remember the dinner hall and saying grace
saying the lords prayer in the morning before class
my classmates were Norman McLachlan / Lakid Ali
and his older brother named Shokat they were from Pakistan
i lived on the Oldpark Rd...

SandraB

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #241 on: July 31, 2018, 02:45:53 PM »
This was my class at school.

MarieLaBonne

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #242 on: August 25, 2018, 08:19:15 AM »
Does anybody know how long the school was used as a military base? What years? Anybody got any pics of the area at that time? It's for a book that a friend is writing.

MarieLaBonne

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #243 on: August 31, 2018, 06:51:03 PM »
Is it Finniston, Finiston or Finnieston? What say ye? :-)


spoolerdog

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #244 on: January 23, 2019, 11:50:51 AM »
The school name was spelt Finiston and was on Torrens Road.

I was lucky to attend this brilliant school between 1968/9 - 1976. 

I think the army were based there from about 1971 and they took over the care-takers home (Robert Stevenson?) at one point which overlooked the Oldpark Road.

spoolerdog

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #245 on: January 23, 2019, 11:59:43 AM »
Dear All,  My father was James Hutton I believe the deputy head at Finiston PS in the late 60's/1970's at the time that Mr Russell was headmaster. He passed away in 2001 and my mum recently. I was a very young child when he worked there and do remember when the school was mortared and various other dramatic events.I was wondering if any of you recalled him and had any stories for me,
 Sue Pearson

Hi Sue

I think your father taught me when I was in P4.  would he have been there about 1973/74?  If it was him he was a fantastic teacher and instilled in me a love of history.  He would always put on plays for the assembly and expected all his class to take part.  I think he left and went to Cliftonville - or so I was told.

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Re: Finiston Primary School
« Reply #246 on: January 23, 2019, 12:14:55 PM »
hi jeepster (henry)

I remember you and your brothers (Ronnie and Billy?).  you lived across the entry from me.  I lived in torrens drive.  you would probably know my older brother better as he was about your age - Mark.

He went to the Boys Model after leaving Finiston around 1974.

both remember the Stiffs!