Blackness pupils remember one of their own

081012 Blackness ps with new bench.
081012 Blackness ps with new bench.

THE memory of Charlie Kemlo shines on at Blackness Primary School thanks to money passed to the school in accordance with his wishes.

One of the school’s oldest former pupils and a former postman in the area, Charlie regularly visited and celebrated his 90th birthday with the pupils earlier this year.

Following the retiral collection at his Carriden Church funeral, the school has bought a bench, carved from a tree trunk, and four mushroom-shaped seats. Children will also go to the Hippodrome as a Christmas treat.

Headteacher Heather Cullen said: “Charlie was always very kind and generous, a true gentleman, always very well dressed. He never came to the school without his suit and shirt and tie on.

“The children will remember him for his extremely shiny shoes.”