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Hi there. I'm trying to find out more information about my father. I have checked records on Scotland people and it indicated that he was born in the Gorbals in 1940. His name is George Leader, his father had the same name (born 1913/died 1966). I believe his mother had the surname McKlusky. Can anyone help? I also understand that he spent some time with the Christian Borthers but know nothing more. Any help is greatly appreciated. Rosy





Submitted by: Rosy Leader
London, England,
31/08/11
Email: bigyin222@msn.combigyin222@msn.com




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Hello - I'm trying to find my cousin, Joan Ponter, who married my best frend, Pat Boyce (P.J), who worked for Luddon Construction as a JCB operator. The last time I saw them was as I came out of the Army to go to Germany at the end of 1989. If anyone knows anything about where they are, please let me know. Thank you all very much, and all the best. David.





Submitted by: David McGrady
Schwerte, Germany
31/08/11
Email: bigyin222@msn.combigyin222@msn.com




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Looking for anyone that knows the Masons from the pen at 5 Thistle Street. Robert, Billy, Nan, Ellen and myself Moira. 40's - 60s. Please get in touch. Thanks.





Submitted by: Moira Mason
Tarpon Springs, USA
31/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Is there a moral difference between a young guy looting a flat screen television and a member of Parliament illegally claiming £8,000 worth of televisions and laptops as Labour's Gerald Kaufmann did? Humbug wasn't in it. Cheers.




Submitted by: Frank Young
Glasgow, Scotland
30/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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F.A.O. TaylorCat - I have a friend who may have some info for you regarding your request. At the moment, she is having problems posting on this site. I see you don't publish your email but if you would like to email me personally off site, then maybe we could work something out.



Submitted by: Josephine Stuksis
Glasgow, Scotland
30/08/11
Email: josephine.stuksis@btopenworld.comjosephine.stuksis@btopenworld.com




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Quoted: "I lived at 29 hospital st. near the clyde. from 1947_1957 we were the hayes&ryans,&mcshanes next door were the quinn,s ground floor were the woods,family next close were the fox,s next close up were the kilpatrick there was a bakers below them and the sawmill across the road I remember a little girl getting run over and killed next to the clyde. it was horrible .I remember the clydesdale horses, making bogey,s putting nails under the tram wheels to make little swords I remember a man getting arrested in hospital st. he was after a girl she was found safe in a hole in the stairwell up the close. I remember the bonfires we had in hospital st and the short time I went to gorbals school I worked for david bennie&sons steel rolling mill in petershill rd springburn when I was 15 dose anybody and as a young lad I worked on a saturday delivering coal brickettes&cobbles from a cart, for somebody who lived in kinningpark.I LOVED THAT JOB.so dose anybody remember of these things.PS-and going to rangers&celtic football matches to find money and other items that fans had dropped when the game finished."


Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, England
29/08/11
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.ukbombpipe@hotmail.co.uk




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F.A.O. John Shankland - Shanky, good to hear from you. I was talking to Gerry McAleavy in the bowling club at the weekend. We were reminicing about playing fitba in the spare ground facing the piggy. I reminded him about the ferr Friday we played the older guys. Big Gerry, Jim Healy, Tam Healy, Eric Kelly and Jackie Kelly. There was you, me, Billy Hawkins - I canny remember the others but we played them for 10 bob a head. I think we beat them 2-1, but the scallys reneged on paying claiming it was a draw. Happy days. I am always meaning to go down to the Pig and Whistle but always end up in the bowling club. Nice to hear from you.
Submitted by: William Long
Glasgow, Scotland
29/08/11
Email: Williamlong159@btinternet.comWilliamlong159@btinternet.com




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I wish people would stick to the point of this site and not give us their political opinions. We all have an opinion - this site is back on track and these people who spout political opinions will drag it backwards again. Biggiantweeman.




Submitted by: Biggiantweeman
Glasgow, Scotland
29/08/11
Email: Biggiantweeman@yahoo.comBiggiantweeman@yahoo.com




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F.A.O. Mick Gallacher - I answered your mail correctly - Enoch Powell was a racist. The looters were wrong, but they are living in a society that does not provide for them - they will be punished but will the government? If you are starving, have no money, no job, no future, you become depressed, anxious, and irresponsible . It may sound like an excuse but when you're young, you can be lead astray quite easily. If these youngsters had a life, were working or an education, some of them would not have done this (at least 70% I am sure). The government will start providing more solutions but get them working and earning a wage - make them feel as if they are part of society. It's so easy to point fingers but as we know there is always two sides to every story. We were all young and got up to mischief, no doubt not on such a large scale, but I have witnessed shop lifters in Glasgow for years - it's a profession. Let's be honest, the Government have failed these youngsters. Hope you see my point of view Billy.



Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
28/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Does anyone know of a Mary Crawford age 24 born circa 1815 who married a William Leckie aged 23 in 1839 (I assume in Pollokshaws) as her death notice said late of same. They emigrated to Wellington on Bengal Merchant in 1839. Also travelling was a George Crawford age 27 who may have been her brother. Any information on the families of either would be greatly appreciated. I am their great great great grandaughter. Please contact via email.


Submitted by: Barbara Dobson
Akaroa, New Zealand
28/08/11
Email: battybarb@live.combattybarb@live.com




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F.A.O. Doris McIntyre - Thank you. I will get that forwarded to your sis-in-law. By the time you see this, she may have it. Cheers.

Submitted by: James Harkins
Glasgow, Scotland
27/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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F.A.O. Rita Moffat - I found your entry from 2008 by pure chance today. You were asking if anyone remembered Jeanette Butterly who went to John Street Senior Secondary School with you. I am Jeanette's daughter and can confirm that my mother remembers Fanny Blair and also Fanny Cant (who apparently said the word can't didn't exist!) Unfortunately, she doesn't have any photos but plenty of memories of that time. Would love to hear from you so I can maybe put you in touch. Carol.

Submitted by: Carol Brown
Kilmarnock, Scotland
26/08/11
Email: info@cazbro.cominfo@cazbro.com




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My mum (Nanette Respontini) was born in 1935 and lived at 70 Eglinton Street with her parents, John Respontini and Janet Wood-Scott McGuffy from 1935 to 1940s. John had a brother called Anthony Respontini (who later changed his name to Anthony Baxter). I am trying to research the family tree - ANY information would be gratefully received! Mum's family moved to Plymouth in Devon in the 1940s taking her and her brother John (Reg) with them. They left her other brother and sister (Ronnie and Dolly) with foster parents in Scotland at the time. In Feb 1941 they changed the family name by deed poll from Respontini to 'Scott'. My mum (now 78) remembers her primary school close to Eglinton Street but cannot remember the name of it! If you remember the family or have any information, please contact me. Thanks.

Submitted by: Lianne Steer
Yelverton, Devon
25/08/11
Email: l.steer444@btinternet.coml.steer444@btinternet.com




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Can anyone remeber the Davis family back in 1950?

Submitted by: Lizzie Davis
Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/11
Email: porteousjoan75@gmail.comporteousjoan75@gmail.com




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All I can say is Enoch Powell told it as it was and how right he was. Everything he said has happend.

Submitted by: May Young
Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/11
Email: may51@hotmail.co.ukmay51@hotmail.co.uk




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Hi, trying to find out if anyone remembers the Docherty family from Ballater Street, in particular my dad George. Think he went to St. Lukes. Family members were Margaret, Priscilla, Jessie, John, Dolly. Any idea?






Submitted by: Elaine Russell
Lanarkshire, Scotland
24/08/11
Email: elaine121@btinternet.comelaine121@btinternet.com




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Repeat of a posting from 2009. I am currently researching the McDonald line of my family who lived in Coburg Lane in the Gorbals in the early 1800's. I am unable to go back further than James McDonald, 1799 - 1866 & who was born in the Gorbals, he married Susannah Robertson, 1801 - 1865 of Johnston. They married in Paisley Abbey on 17 Jan 1824, and the family is shown on the census record for 1841 as being in the Gorbals. There 3 male children Donald McDonald, James Robertson McDonald, and Andrew McDonald moved the Tranmere in Birkenhead in the mid 1800's. If anyone has any information I would be very grateful. I also may have some info to share in my research if that helps. Many thanks, Duncan.





Submitted by: Duncan Clark
Glasgow, Scotland
23/08/11
Email: duncanclark1@mac.comduncanclark1@mac.com




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Good luck to Lorraine Devine as she goes forward to the Community Champions finals in Bristol in September. The work she does for Gorbals kids is tremendous.







Submitted by: John Shankland
Dundee, Scotland
23/08/11
Email: johnwilliamshankland@gmail.comjohnwilliamshankland@gmail.com




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I remember my ma making me take my 6 bro and sis to Richmond Park for the day she would give us pieces and jam and a bottle of Irn Bru if you were lucky. We had spend the whole day there and after half an hour I wanted to come home as we ate the peices and were fed up. Anne.






Submitted by: Anne Brannan
St. Catherines, Canada
22/08/11
Email: anneb44@hotmail.caanneb44@hotmail.ca




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SKIPPING ROPE SONG:
On a mountain stands a lady
Who she is I do not know
All she wants is gold and silver
All she wants is a fine young man
So I call in "name" dear "name" dear and the rest go out to play.





Submitted by: Teri
Cardiff, Wales
22/08/11
Email: pvb13@homecall.co.ukpvb13@homecall.co.uk




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Hi all you Gorbals folk. My big brother is here beside me - his name is Sean Mullan and he went to St. Johns West Street School. Does anybody remember him around the 1966 World Cup time? We lived at 77 Gorbals Street (at the cross). Would love to hear from anyone.




Submitted by: Ciaran Mullan
Monaghan, Ireland
22/08/11
Email: ciaranmullan1@hotmail.comciaranmullan1@hotmail.com




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F.A.O. Andy Hannah of Paisley - I'm on Facebook if you want to contact me. Regards Bob.



Submitted by: Bob Kidd
Bristol, England
21/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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F.A.O. Billy Malcom - Nobody objects to legitimate protests of any kind, but when protesters cross the line into thuggery, that's another matter entirely. What about the rights of the people who own businesses that were looted and trashed. Don't they have rights too? Making excuses for unacceptable behavior based on economic circumstances is akin to sanctioning it.



Submitted by: Mick Gallagher
Glasgow, Scotland
20/08/11
Email: dumpingram@hotmail.comdumpingram@hotmail.com




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Did anyone go to the Applecross in 1974?


Submitted by: Shirley McCusker
Glasgow, Scotland
20/08/11
Email: callaghanleeanne@yahoo.co.ukcallaghanleeanne@yahoo.co.uk




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F.A.O. James Harkins - James, had to ask my grandaughter what snail-mail was.Anyhow, here is an address for you for the photo: Ina McInyre, 197 Commonhead Road, Glasow, G34 ODS. She is my siser-in-law. James are you related to Pat Harkins? One of John McCue's old friend's. Hope all is well with you and family and again thanks. Doris.



Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
San Diego, USA
20/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Margaret Davidson, I will be forever grateful for the sausage recipe......it's marvelous. After tasting it, I had the sudden urge to drink a Vantas (Embdy remember that one?) and smoke a woodbine, even chalk "Yankee go home" on a wall again! Thanks again. Re Air raid shelters in the middle of the street, they made great goals as there was no disputing the wet tennis ball mark left on the brickwork. A' re best.


Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Alberta
19/08/11
Email: mcscrum@telus.netmcscrum@telus.net




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In reply to Mick Gallagher, Enoch Powell was wrong 50 years ago and he would have been equally wrong today. Powell was the quintessntial 'Little Englander'. If, as I suspect, Mr Gallagher is inferring that all the rioters were of the one colour then a cursory glance at any television screen would show he is way off the mark. Anyway there is a long tradition of rioting in England especially in London. There were riots in 1880, 1931 and the poll tax riots in the 1980s. Powell once said that all political careers end in failure, possibly, none more so than his own.

Submitted by: Frank Young
Glasgow, Scotland
19/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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First thing - I did not go to Bonnies. I went to Strathbungo for the lady who asked. Next to Mick Gallacher, Enoch Powell was a racist. The recent troubles in England are not racial, it's more to do with the government not running the country properly and not creating jobs for the youths. It will happen in Glasgow. It's a copy cat thing.

Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
19/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Wonder if anyone remembers my parents - James and Grace Walker? We lived in Caledonia Road in the late 50s. I went to Hayfield Primary. I have 2 brothers Robert and Alexander. My earliest memory is playing in the graveyard opposite our house with all the wee wifeys sitting on the benches gossiping. I can also remember setting fire to the bins and the older kids hitting the rats with sticks when they ran out lol - those were the days.







Submitted by: Christine (Walker) Malcolm
Birmingham, England
14/08/11
Email: cf_malcolm@hotmail.comcf_malcolm@hotmail.com




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A while ago, I enquired about Philip Strang and someone wrote to me but I lost the email . If that person would write to me again I would be most grateful.






Submitted by: Tam Kearney
Toronto, Canada
13/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Came from 5 Thistle Street. We were the Masons - Robert, Billy nan Ellen and myself Moira. If anyone remembers us please get in touch.







Submitted by: Moira Mason
Florida, USA
13/08/11
Email: modan7742@yahoo.commodan7742@yahoo.com




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I am trying to trace a Margaret McGurk born about September 1911 to a Patrick McGurk and a Jane McGurk (nee Kennedy), Jane McGurk died 15 days after the birth of her only child. Can anyone help to put me in right direction of tracing her. Family here say she apparently married an Italian but don't know if that's right.






Submitted by: Margaret O'Hare
Banbridge, Northern Ireland
12/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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I'm trying to trace relatives or anyone who knew Hugh Sharkey, born 1934 and married Mary Agnes Campbell in 1962.





Submitted by: TaylorCat
Glasgow, Scotland
11/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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I've uploaded a video of the Gorbals that is based on a short story. "The day after the music died" - it includes photos of the old Gorbals particularly around Gorbals Cross. The video has images and music and was original broadcast on BBC Radio Scotland about a year or so ago. You can see it by entering Gorbals story or Glasgow short story. The direct link to youtube is http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O66jaAYDejA





Submitted by: Brian McHugh
Glasgow, Scotland
11/08/11
Email: b.mchugh3@ntlworld.comb.mchugh3@ntlworld.com




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To Margaret - in San Diego myself. Two daughter's, brother-in-law, his wife and the rest of the Clan . We all gave the rep a two thumbs up. One of the easiest and tastiest - thank you. Oh and P.S. now we need an easy black pudding, I heard about dried blood but would not know were to go for it......





Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
San Diego, USA
11/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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50 years ago, Enoch Powell predicted that the streets of England will flow red with rivers of blood. They kicked him out of the Conservative Party. Enoch is now laffin' in his grave. Mick.





Submitted by: Mick Gallagher
Glasgow, Scotland
10/08/11
Email: dumpingram@hotmail.comdumpingram@hotmail.com




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Hi, I'm new to this site but would appreciate any info on Gerry Rowatt. I need to get in touch about family pics and can be found on Facebook under "Maggie McKenna." Thanks to anyone who can help. Be safe and happy.




Submitted by: Margaret McKenna
Perth, Scotland
10/08/11
Email: margaretmag.mckenna@hotmail.co.ukmargaretmag.mckenna@hotmail.co.uk




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Trying to locate my cousins John Philip and Hugh Keenan. Also, John Corbett and Margaret Brown, childhood friends from Nitshill.




Submitted by: Sylvia Keenan
Glasgow, Scotland
09/08/11
Email: difedericos@sympatico.cadifedericos@sympatico.ca




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Hi. I am trying to trace my cousin Jeanette Dunnion. We have an intrest in our gran Elizabeth McCarten and I might have some idea why she was outcast by her parents. I found a website for Jeanette and she was in Auckland, New Zealand but the email came back "account closed". If anyone can help, I would be truly gratful. Kind regards, Gerry Foley.



Submitted by: Gerard Foley
Glasgow, Scotland
09/08/11
Email: govanferry@yahoo.co.ukgovanferry@yahoo.co.uk




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Just came across this site and wondering if anyone out there has old school photos from when I used to go to St. Francis though my memories of the Gorbals do seem to be more recent than most on here. I left the Gorbals in November 1979 aged 9 and friends and classmates I can remember are Kev Walker, James McWilliams, Frank Malone, Tongo(?), Brian Darcy, Tracy Wilson, Sally Gallagher, Sharon McGuire, Lynn and Conky Andrews, Barry Rossiter. Does anyone remember my mum and dad as well, John Curran and Rita O'Neill, born in 1947 and 1949. If anyone does have old photos or just wants to say how they are doing now then get in touch.


Submitted by: John Curran
Ardrossan, Scotland
09/08/11
Email: john@curran70.freeserve.co.ukjohn@curran70.freeserve.co.uk




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Hi. I am trying to find some details on my grandmothers family. My nan's name was Mary Paterson and she would have been born in Gorbals in roughly 1928-1930. She later moved to Fife where she met my grandad. In the 1940's she moved to Portsmouth. Unfortunately I know nothing else about her apart from what I have already stated. So if anyone knows of the Paterson family from Gorbals in the 1920's, please get in touch. Any information or any leads would be very gratefully received.








Submitted by: Tara
Portsmouth, England
08/08/11
Email: taralou1981@hotmail.co.uktaralou1981@hotmail.co.uk




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After many fruitless inquiries over the last years, I am still looking for Kathleen Bernadette Madden, or any of her relatives, from Hospital Street in the early 50's. Does anyone remember her? Thanks.







Submitted by: Susan
Seattle, USA
07/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Looking for anyone knowing my grandmother or her family. Her name was ELIZABETH GALLAGHER born about 1899. Irish parents lived Springburn.






Submitted by: Joan Bryson
Newcastle, Australia
06/08/11
Email: jbryson2010@optusnet.comjbryson2010@optusnet.com




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I'm looking for my mother Alice Mackenzie possibly of Dunmore Street, Gorbals. Her grandma lived in Dunmore Street I think. This is all the information I have. If anybody can help please let me know. Thank you.






Submitted by: Wardene Riggs
Doncaster, England
04/08/11
Email: wardeneriggs@hotmail.co.ukwardeneriggs@hotmail.co.uk




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Doris McIntyre. Have you got a friend or relativeover here, to whom I could send a good quality photocopy by snail mail. Your friend could then arrange transmission to you. Cheers - JH.






Submitted by: James Harkins
Glasgow, Scotland
03/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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I had lots of relatives living in the Gorbals during the 40's, 50's 60's and 70's. As a child I visited VERY often my Granny McGowan who lived in Naburn Street up the "Pawn Close" at the corner of Naburn and Hallside Streets. I think that relatives called McCabe lived up the same close. Granny moved across the road to number 87 but I can't remember exactly when (definitely in the 40's). Who remembers the brick bomb shelters built in the middle of the street? They were still there years after the war ended.





Submitted by: James Rae
Ayr, Scotland
02/08/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Does anyone know anything or the whereabouts of Joe Best and Wullie Wright who lived in South Portland Street. It would be great to hear where they went to and where are they now. Would welcome any comments as to their whereabouts.



Also, anyone looking for photographs of the Gorbals or streets therein will probably find them here:

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell

You'll be spoilt for choice!




Submitted by: John Gallagher
Rotherham, England
01/08/11
Email: johngallagher@1950.live.ukjohngallagher@1950.live.uk




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My goodness, what an interesting site. Brings up all kinds of memories! I've been back here since 2001 but didn't know about the site until told about it a week ago by my "wee" who now lives on Vancouver Island! We lived in Oatlands in Rutherglen Road, above the Logan Bar and opposite the "sauny pon" in Richmond Park. Not a mention of this wee jewel in any of the anecdotes. We lived one up and had perfect views of the bowling green. Then across "the avenue" that led up to first the green wooden bridge and later the Kay bridge replacement you came to "The rockery". Here were formal flower beds and a lovely big rockery garden built along the banks of "Jenny's Burn". The burn took effluent from the chemical works and was often multicoloured. As kids we thought this was lovely! After that came the swing park. There were monkey bars, a maypole, a witches hat, roundabout and what seemed like tons of swings - we only had 2 in the sandpark. These days it would be considered a death trap - all set in concrete. When I think of the things we did on the bars and the maypole!!!!!Across the bridge and you came to everybody's favourite "The Ducksie" with it's swans, ducks, duck islands, model yachts, old men's hut, old and the giant outdoor chess board. Acres of grass, a cricket pitch where we'd sit and make daisy chains for what seemed like hours. This was a magic place for children and a safe place too because of the ubiquitous "parkies" who looked after us and kept us all in line. There was nothing like the blow of the parkies whistle to get your attention!!!! Sure life could be hard way back then - 40's, 50's - but there was always the great oasis of "The Park" to keep "the weans" busy!

F.A.O. Billy Malcolm - Were you at St Bonaventure's Primary from 1948 to 1954? I remember a boy of that name in my class and I have a class picture.


Submitted by: Mary Morgan
Strathaven, Scotland
01/08/11
Email: mhairesk@hotmail.commhairesk@hotmail.com




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