NS5036 : 'The Four Corners' - Galston

taken 2 years ago, near to Galston, East Ayrshire, Great Britain

'The Four Corners' - Galston
'The Four Corners' - Galston
The junction of Polworth Street, Bridge Street, Henrietta Street and Wallace Street is locally known as 'The Four Corners'.

The building on the left (Polwarth Street) was The Blair School. In 1841 Charles Blair set up a free school for children from poorer families. He owned a local lint mill. The School had an Education Trust which provided each pupil with school clothing and £5 for the top boy and top girl leaving school each year.

George Paterson was the first school master and held the post for over 30 years. He is buried in Loudoun Kirkyard.

The Education Act of 1872 meant free schooling for all. This resulted in all children going to these schools: Barr School - Primary 1-2. Burnside School – up to age 12 (1910 age increased) and Higher Grade School (Glebe Road) – up to age 14 until 1972 when Loudoun Academy opened. It then became a Junior Secondary finally becoming Galston Primary School. Galston Primary moved to a new site on Western Road in 2010.

Roman Catholic Education began with St Sophia’s Primary in 1884 next to St Sophia’s Church, later moving to Nelville Drive.
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Sunday, 19 May, 2019   (more nearby)
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Wednesday, 22 May, 2019
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City, Town centre 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5015 3665 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:36.0199N 4:22.7961W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NS 5015 3670
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