Glen Tay (Manion) Public School, SS#3 Bathurst Township Photos
The School Section
The original Glen Tay (Manion) Public School, SS#3 Bathurst Township, Lanark County was located on concession 2 Lot 19. It was conveniently located along the third concession road that led from Perth to Christie Lake. It was located to the east of Dewitt’s Corners and west of the hamlet of Manion, later considered part of the village of Glen Tay. The School Section seems to have stretched along the third line of Bathurst from the edge of Perth (possibly as far as Lot 26) and west to include Lot 15). Along the way, residents of the Glen Tay, Bowes and Leonard sideroads were included as were the ones along the road towards the railway station including homes located on the NE portion of the 3rd concession that would be later found along highway #7 after it was built.
This school, attended by my father and his siblings, by me and my siblings, and I believe by my grandfather and his siblings was replaced in 1967 by the new Glen Tay school on the Harper Side Road.
Earlier school closures in 1956 brought students to Glen Tay from the Brooke and Wemyss area further west along highway 7, thus expanding Glen Tay expanding the school area greatly.
Glen Tay Public School, SS#3 Bathurst, 1912
Back row: Lindsay Cuthbertson, Vincent Bowes, Allie Davidson, Bernard Noonan, Alphonse Badour, Bert North, John Conlon, Emma Roberts, Marie Brady, Gladys Chaplin, Reta Dodds, Wilhelmine Strong, Margaret Rudsdale, Marjorie Strong, Dorothy Davidson, Florence Badour, Emma Chaplin, Teacher – Miss Mary Young (taught in the school for twenty or more years).
Front row: Hugh Brady, Billie Rudsdale, Delbert Cuthbertson, Lloyd Roberts, Neil Anderson, Pat Brady, Ross Chaplin
Note: there were only two windows on the west side of the school at this time. Compare to the photos of the school at later dates in the previous post.
Glen Tay Public School, SS#3 Bathurst, 1936
Back Row: Ormond Brady, Harold Conlon, Kenneth Chaplin, Hillard Buchanan, Kay Brady, Betty Truman, Carl Quartermain, Wilford Conlon, Gordon Lark, Kenneth Buchanan.
Second Row: Arnold Chaplin, Charlie Leonard, Doreen Brady, Margaret Jackson, Gertie Jackson, Betty Chaplin, Eileen Wilson, Wilma Clyne, Pat Brady, Donald Bowes, Irene Baird (teacher), Margaret Rogers (teacher).
Front row, from left: Nicklas Webber, Joe Conlon, Newton Buchanan, Helena Dowdall, Etta Sparks, Gordon Bowes, Patsy Conlon, Keith Buchanan, Stanley Wilson, Ken Brady.
Glen Tay Public School, SS#3 Bathurst, 1923-1924
Third row: Jean Hosie, … Jackson, Anna Murphy, Rita Brady, Margaret Perkins, Mary McGlade, Mae Strong, Pearl Chaplin, Lois Whiticar, Marion Brady, Helene Chaplin, Bessie Jackson, Olive Brady
Second row: Fred Jackson, Boyd Perkins, Ronnie Chaplin, Barkley Perkins, Lawrence Brady, Boyde Brady, George Hosie, Allan Roberts, Armour Chaplin, Dennis Brady, J.C. Murphy, Lloyd Strong
Front row: Lawrence Jackson, Forest Jackson, Joseph Leonard, Hubert Hosie, Herb Brady, Bill Chaplin, Pat Murphy, John Brady
The following Teachers are believed to have taught at Glen Tay Public School. I would like to expand this list with more concise dates and information.
Mary Farrell (from Scotch Line)
Mr. John Styles
Mary Young (c1912)
Joseph Stephon (1923-1924)
Mary (Gray) Churchill (late 1940’s & early 1950’s)
Tena (Oswald) Munro (1950’s)
Merle (Fournier) Korry
Mr. David Greenlaw (music)
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