Wednesday, 23 July 2008

CRAIGIE HIGH SCHOOL - 1969

I was in with the very first group of pupils who attended Craigie High School when it opened in 1970.
It was great having the whole place to ourselves without there being any older kids around. However, it did mean we had to start everything from scratch, for example setting up the first football team, hockey team, etc, etc.
Needless to say, living in Craigie brought about the fact that we used to actually play in the area where CHS now stands, when it was just fields and wasteland, so we saw the school being built from scratch too.
This is a picture of it under construction in 1969.
 
Photo by DC Thomson.

28 comments:

  1. MY BROTHER WENT HERE IN 71, AND I WAS DUE TO FOLLOW TWO YEARS LATER, BUT WE WENT TO LIVE IN PERTH, AND I NEVER WENT TO A SCHOOL WITH A SWIMMING POOL.

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  2. I was in the first intake at Craigie High. Used to live in Kemnay Gardens. This site is bringing back alot of happy memories as Im now living in Essex anddont get up the road that much these days.

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    1. I was in the first lot at Craigie high. I also lived in Kenney gardens.im also living in Essex. Dave Donaldson

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  3. my name is brian tkaczyk aka naz and i was with the first lot to go to craigie high im still in the area would be good to hear from the rest

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    1. Hi Brian, came across your note on a Craigie High retro site. Terry O'Neill.

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    2. Naz, do you remember the Blairgowrie Bundy incident during the school trip to Belmont Camp in 1973? Other names that spring to mind are Gratz and Dek Whitton? Mr O'Rourke also got involve din the mega scrap from memory? Kenny Lees

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  4. Just found this site and it brings back great memories.. I was in the second intake at Craigie High. Naz did you used to stay on the Drive? If so I was married and living at 126 for years
    Stuart Heaton

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  5. I was also in the second intake at CHS, my sister was in the first intake. living in Douglas at the time I also remember playing in the fields etc where the High School was built, IIRC it was called Craigiehome Farm or something like that

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  6. Was in the 74 intake. Got egged on my first day. Best memories were Annie Oakley losing the rag. Mrs Johnston calling folk "Tumshies" and drinking Pomagne before the school Disco's.

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  7. Used to have a great school hockey team in the 70s-whatever happened ?

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    1. We all left in '75/'76. Had 6 representatives in Midlands team: Doogy Jamieson; Richie Robertson, Kevin Hackney; Andy McGregor; Ramsay Brunton and Kenny Lees. Last two also got into Scotland team (CHS first Internationalists).

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  8. I was in the first batch too - I remember walking through the front gate and being chased away by Mr Johnstone the jannie.

    Best thing for me about Craigie High was the Photography Club run by Mr Munro, Mr Mudie and Mr Alexander all from the technical department.

    It's been a long time since I was at school but I've never lost my love of photography thanks to the club.

    I also remember the college of education being built, little did I know that I'd spend over 20 years working there.

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  9. I was fae the hulltoon but came to play with my cousins denis and michael graham who lived in kemnay gardens and we used to cyclecross over the heaps of earth left by the builders when CHS was being built. great times!

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  10. I’m guessing that its my cousin Joe “thebear” who is referring too me and my brother Michael in the previous post. I attended CHS in the mid 70’s and immigrated to Canada in 79.
    Retro Dundee really brings back good old memories, of CHS and the shops and pubs of our youth.
    Good times indeed.
    Hello to Stuart Heaton.

    Dennis Graham
    33 Kemnay Gardens
    Cragie, Dunndee.

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  11. hello tedd ?
    when did you get back to dundee
    jmjordan@btopenworld.com

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  12. played against craigie when we beat them 3 1 in urquart cup final 71 72 season and i scored j wallace

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  13. I was also in the first intake. Stayed on until 74 when i got a job. Class 1/10. Was also in Moray house which was mentioned elsewhere.It was a pretty liberal school and i remember it as being a friendly time between staff and pupils with a few exceptions who still liked to use the belt at any excuse. Have not been in touch with many of the school mates from that time. We had a school reunion in 94 when a lot of the crowd met for the night.

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  14. I was in the 1st intake, Mr Murphy the assistaint Head christend me with my knickname, It was a Monday morning and I was sporting a new "Crew Cut"........ "Clark" he shouted! "What have you done to your hair" "You look like a Hedgehog"......Yep it's me "Hedgie"
    Ah the memories, I wish I still had hair :}

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  15. My name is Fraser McDonald and I first attended Craigie High School in 1974 and have some hilarious memories of our antics with all the teachers there such as Mr Gordon the history teacher & Mrs Mcmain the English teacher or Mr Mazumder the maths teacher anyone out there remember them

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  16. I was in the first intake as well.. Mr Mazumda and I had issues because I was useless at maths... I feel sorry for him now, as a teacher myself at St Paul's I know how disinterested kids can drive you bammy..... Jim Stanhope

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  17. I was in the first intake as well lived in douglas but now in Australia Graeme Johnston

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    1. Still biting your nails Graeme?!

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  18. would like to hear from anyone that remembers me my e-mail suej.2@hotmail.com Graeme johnston

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  19. I also was one off the first pupils to go to craige high contact me for a blether email address
    tony_belli@hotmail.co.uk

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  20. great school .best mate Keith Mcluckie is still in the area...good times those 70s,,samnoble@outlook.com

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  21. is still at craigie

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  22. Me too, Its a great school.

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  23. Terry O'Neill. I was also in the first initial intake. Fond Memories but where has the time gone? Best wishes to all who were friends of mine.

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