Thursday, October 29, 2009

West End History - Hawkhill School Fire - 1945 : an update

Further to yesterday's article about the Hawkhill School fire in 1945, and with many thanks to the Local History department in the Central Library, if you click on the headline above or go to http://tinyurl.com/hawkhillschool you can see newspaper articles from The Courier and the fondly remembered People's Journal from the time of the fire.

I was speaking with a constituent tonight at my surgery at Blackness Primary School. He's lived in the West End all his life and is a font of knowledge about the area. The fire took place in the Hawkhill (North) School - now demolished and site of today's Hawkhill Medical Centre. What we now know as Blackness Primary School was originally Hawkhill (South) School.