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Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Postcards Collection

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School classroom

A postcard view of the interior of a classroom at Our Lady and St Francis School in Charlotte Street, c 1910. The furnishings are typical of many Scottish schools of the period.

In 1846 Franciscan Sisters settled in Charlotte Street, on the edge of Glasgow Green, and opened a girls' school attached to their convent that became Our Lady and St Francis School. The original school was greatly extended by the opening of a new block in 1923. Further extensions were built in the 1950s and 1960s, which required the demolition of David Dale's historic mansion. The school was closed in 1989 despite a campaign featuring many influential former pupils.

Reference: Mitchell Library GC Postcards

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

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