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Calling any football buffs out there. Help settle another pub debate! Did any ex St. Bonaventures (Alice Street) become famous senior football players? We think Frank McLintock and Pat Crerand might be amongst them?




Submitted by: Ken Donnelly
Largs, Scotland
31/01/11
Email: DonKen@live.comDonKen@live.com




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I lived in number 60 Kidston Street, across from Camden Street Primary. Does anyone remember the fruit warehouse at the corner of Kidston Street and Florence Street where you could get bashed fruit for free?



Submitted by: Linda Grant
Glasgow, Scotland
31/01/11
Email: lindalumsden1@yahoo.co.uklindalumsden1@yahoo.co.uk




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F.A.O. Hugh McGhie - The years you mention that area was classed as Govanhill but long before that is was part of the Gorbals. You could try and get the book "THE GORBALS AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY BY ERIC EUNSON RICHARD STENLAKE PUBLISHING." It's well worth getting if you can. Hope this helps.



Submitted by: John Easton
Welwyn, England
30/01/11
Email: johneaston1@hotmail.co.ukjohneaston1@hotmail.co.uk




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Just want to comment Mr Boyle from East Kilbride. Yes, I left Glasgow. I had a brother in Canada so that's why I ended up here but I did grow up in the Gorbals. It was very bad times. We see it now but not then. I come from ten of a family in a single end so yes Mr Boyle, we were glad of anything with a brighter future but we were all happy. Sorry luv, Anne.




Submitted by: Ann Brannan
St. Catherine's, Canada
30/01/11
Email: anneb44@hotmail.comanneb44@hotmail.com




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Can anybody direct me to a site where I could find people from Cabuslang, Rutherglen and Blantyre and to find folks that worked at the CLYDE PAPER MILL in the 50's and 60's? I would be very grateful.



Submitted by: Bridie Meechan
Ontario, Canada
29/01/11
Email: bbarth@superaje.combbarth@superaje.com




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Hi Danny The name of the pub was the ROSEBERRY BAR or known as McNABS. I also played football at the spare ground. I went to school facing it. The pub at Woseley Street and Braehead Street was the GLUEPOT. If you want anymore info, I may be able to help you. Keep in touch, Geo.



Submitted by: Geo Livingstone
Glasgow, Scotland
29/01/11
Email: geo.livingstone@hotmail.co.ukgeo.livingstone@hotmail.co.uk




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F.A.O. Anne O'Neil - I was very close to Rosemary Douglas during the 60's. Yes, I used the pawn shop many times in those days. Is Rosemary still around?



Submitted by: A.Friend
Glasgow, Scotland
29/01/11
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F.A.O. Danny Gill - you are right about Jim Callaghan but he didn't resign, he was banned for 12 games and downgraded to lower division. He never made it back to top flight due to Rangers protests.




Submitted by: Teddy Bhoy
Clydebank, Scotland
29/01/11
Email: teddymack@hotmail.co.ukteddymack@hotmail.co.uk




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F.A.O. Anne Davies (Kerr) - did you live in the close just past St. Johns school and were you a sister to Margaret and Terry Kerr? We were directly opposite the school on the ground floor, our close was way round the back of the building.



Submitted by: Josephine Stuksis
Glasgow, Scotland
29/01/11
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F.A.O. Wee Danny - The pub at Faulhouse Street and Rutherglen Road was called "The Roseberry Bar". My husband worked in Tweedies in Bilbao Street and that was his haunt when he finished his work. A pint, he said, was one shilling and eight pence but it was two shillings and three in the Coronation Bar at the corner of Caledonia Road and Rutherglen Road and the beer was more potent in the Coronation Bar. Hope this helps you Amelia.



Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh
Glasgow, Scotland
28/01/11
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.comameliamckinlay@msn.com




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I seem to remember a pawn shop on Caledonia Road - I think it was up one flight of stairs. There was also a fish and chip shop at the corner of Caledonia Road and Lawmoor Street.Ddoes anyone else remember these two businesses?


Submitted by: Catherine Davidson
San Diego, USA
28/01/11
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Great fun reading all the anecdotes. I was born in Pollokshaws Road, opposite the Cockatoo Bar. (1956). I lived there till 1974 when the building was declared unsafe!! Does that make me a Gorbals ex-pat?


Submitted by: John
Glasgow, Scotland
27/01/11
Email: Jbear9@live.comJbear9@live.com




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In Abbotsford Place, we had 3 bedrooms, a kitchen and sitting room. That meant 5 fireplaces. The coalman just emptied the bags into a hall cupboard! I don't think today's housewives would put up with it. I'll never forget the stoor!




Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Donegal, Ireland
27/01/11
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.comrosedoyle1@hotmail.com




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I have to smile when I hear people remark that so and so is a good age. Q. what is good about going bald, wearing glasses wearing a hearing aid, using a walking stick and taking an assortment of pills? Mick.



Submitted by: Mick Gallagher
Glasgow, Scotland
27/01/11
Email: dumpingram@hotmail.comdumpingram@hotmail.com




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See the site's still going strong. The memories of the people from the Gorbals is far more enjoyable than most of the books I've read all my life.....LONG LIVE THE GOBALITES!!!


Submitted by: Peter (Pedro)
Eyemouth, Scotland
27/01/11
Email: petthomson@aol.competthomson@aol.com




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Quoted: "Ah was wondering on how many Celtic fans fae the Gorbals will be going to the BIG convention month of June in Viva Las Vegas? My sister in Law fae the Garngad has a bus run going fae Los Angeles. Oh ah cin jist see it all full o the booze singing if the bus is big enough am sure they will be dancing and all them Celtic songs will be like goin on a bus ti Blackpool like they did years ago .....I know it is a big turnout as fans come from all over the states and who else knoes were.....So let me know who is going might be able to hook up n have a well whatever (do not drink)....Sam are u still oot there laddie......Oh Artie he sent me pictures of Glasgow sooside he got them from veronica in Canada to many young uns (grin) can they relate to the old soo side I know myself ah wid be lost all different from my memories.....And all the great old buildings the chapels musta took years to build them....So best to every one. DAM"



Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
California, USA
26/01/11
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I've just spent a nostalgic day at my grandaughter's flat browsing through hundreds of photo's of bygone Gorbals. To look at the multi-story blocks of flats which sit upon the area of Gilmour Street and Orchard Street was unbelievable, as I was born and bred there attending Oatlands school in the 50's. All long gone of course!! There must be so many people out there unaware of the library of old photo's which depict life in the Gorbals from 35 to 60 years ago! Amazing collection!


Submitted by: John Campbell
Largs, Ayrshire
26/01/11
Email: Bells737@btinternet.comBells737@btinternet.com




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I have enjoyed reading through the columns of letters with great intrigue. I am from the Queens Park area of Glasgow not far from the Old Gorbals but now staying on the outskirts of Cumbernauld. Whilst at Secondary school, I became friends of at least six Gorbals boys - this was at prep school in Cuthbertson Street. Pupils later moved on to Strathbungo or Queens Park or Hutchesons' Grammar. I was friends with John Smith from Norfolk Street - he was a clever lad. Also an Indian called Faz who came from the same street - he was a right old mixer. Then there was Alan Sangster who was mixed Asian - a very intelligent boy. He came from Hospital Street. Satwant Singh from Abbotsford Place, who I caught during exams taking little notes out of his pocket - that's how he passed! Another lad was Jim Hall, an excellent footballer who used to swap football programmes with me. He came from Cumberland Street, then Tom Dougan from Peebles Street - a real funny guy. They were all great characters. I have this amassing memory of where they all came from, yet I only knew them for less than 9 months. Please, if you're out there, contact me or if any one can help then it would be very appreciated. I was a football fan and supported Third Lanark up at Cathkin Park - a beautiful wee ground. Big George Young was our manager - he was an ex Rangers player. The Club went bankrupt and that was my saddest day in football. Does anyone remember this? Thank you for allowing me to subscribe to your site, although not a Gorbals man I always adored its residents.




Submitted by: Irving Goldstein
Cumbernauld, Scotland
26/01/11
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F.A.O. Ms. Patricia Carmichael from Brisbane. I have hunted high and low for the words of the song which I now know to be called 'There's Good and Bad in the Garngad' to no avail. If you know the words yourself could you send them via this website? I would be eternally grateful. P.S. I sincerely hope you have avoided the dreadful flooding which has blighted Australia. Yours Frank Young.



Submitted by: Frank Young
Glasgow, Scotland
26/01/11
Email: Not Supplied




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How about this for a laugh. During the sixties we were on our way to watch Celtic play Rangers at Parkhead. We'd all had a few too many!! One of the older guys with us was paraletic. We played a joke on him - we put a Rangers scarf on him buttoned up his coat and sent him in the celtic end famously known as the Jungle. The ultimate happened - Rangers scored first and auld Roddie pulled out the Rangers scarf and started jumping up and down amongst all the Tims in the Jungle. Well that story spread all over Caley Road that night and amazingly enough, we heard no one laid a hand on him. He was ushered out the ground right enough. A joke that could have turned wrong but thankfully not!!


Submitted by: Iain Hossack
Glasgow, Scotland
26/01/11
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Hello there. My name is Hannah Henshall and I am currently working on my graded unit at the Glasgow Met. I was wondering if you had any information about a certain building in the Gorbals. The building in question is number 5 Florence Street and it was previously Adelphi Terrace Public School. It seems to be hard to get much information on this building. If you have any you could pass on, it would be greatly appreciated. Thank you, Hannah Henshall.

Submitted by: Hannah Henshall
Glasgow, Scotland
25/01/11
Email: hellsvegetarian@hotmail.comhellsvegetarian@hotmail.com




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Hoping someone can just leave a message stating Albie Marshall formerly of Crown Street and a few alternative Gorbals addresse's is in good health and still a local resident.




Submitted by:Sam McF.
London, England
25/01/11
Email: Faddo531@sky.comFaddo531@sky.com




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Re. enquiry about pawn at Coburg Street/Oxford Street. People who lived above the pawn were Crossan Ross Cameron Crossle, Carnachon Mitchell Jones Innes Lawrence Flacherty. If you can remember the years when your friends lived there, I can probably give you more names.



Submitted by: Margaret Kennedy
Millport, Isle of Cumbrae
24/01/11
Email: megank50@hotmail.commegank50@hotmail.com




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I'm only 60, but every time I look at old photo's from the Gorbals on urbanglasgow.com I end up crying!!




Submitted by: Janice Doyle
Blantyre, Scotland
24/01/11
Email: Jan@google.co.ukJan@google.co.uk




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Hi Pat Gibbons. I would be interested in having a copy of that photo. I collect any photos of Gorbals. I may well have some that you would be interested in having. Bye for now, Norrie.





Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
24/01/11
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.comnorman_mcnamee@hotmail.com




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Hi Jason, I sent you some photos of Coburg Street a few days ago. Did you get them? Bye for now, Norrie.




Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
24/01/11
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.comnorman_mcnamee@hotmail.com




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Hi Everyone. I used to live in Ballater Street at the corner of Waddell Street next to the Long John distillery. Tried everywhere to get a picture of the tenement which was demolished. Does anyone have one?



Submitted by: Derek Hunter
London, England
24/01/11
Email: derek.hunter@talktalk.netderek.hunter@talktalk.net




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Can anyone help please? I'm trying to find out about past relatives from Glasgow. I discovered I had a grandad called Robert Pearson who was a BLIND street artist. He worked mostly outside St. Enochs train station way back in the 60's. You may think blind street artist? He used to feel with his hands and draw from memory apparently - very talented. I would love to know more about him. If anyone knows of any info please email me. Thank you, Sharon.



Submitted by: Sharon Pearson
Manchester, England
24/01/11
Email: sharonpearson30@hotmail.comsharonpearson30@hotmail.com




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Hi. Looking for John McCulloch Whiteside from 16 Hickman Street Glasgow in the 60's or 70's. Used to be a lorry driver and also his partner Elizabeth Queen or Paterson, who lived there also.


Submitted by: Anonymous
Glasgow, Scotland
23/01/11
Email: sanplaid1@yahoo.co.uksanplaid1@yahoo.co.uk




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F.A.O. Norrie Ross and George Livingstone. I also remember Jackson the coalman in Oatlands and there was a horse kept in an open stable in Wolseley Street (dead opposite bottom of Bilbao Street). To the left was Fullerton's household goods store. I remember when as a wee boy my ma used to do the cleaning there. Further down Bilbao Street you had Tweedies builders yard which backed on to the clinic in Fauldhouse Street. Can you remember a big fire in the mid 50's in the newspaper place at top end of Bilbao Street? It was still smouldering a day after the fire brigade put it out. Also remember the spare "grun" where we played fitba right beside the steamies hot wall. A final question - what was the name of the pub at the corner of Fauldhouse Street and Rutherglen Road? Wee Danny.

Submitted by: Danny Gill
London, England
23/01/11
Email: gilldanny1@gmail.comgilldanny1@gmail.com




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Hi Norrie. I stayed at 195 Woseley Street up Thomson Close opposite Willie Kox's dairy. I remember Roy - he stayed in the close. If I'm right, you stayed 1 up above him. The Carols' and the Brogans' also stayed the same close .I remember the Nellies. I drove them when I worked with British Railways in the late sixties. Before I finish, do you mind getting jumping on the 101 trolley buses at the Shawfield terminus. I hope we keep in touch. Talk about the good old bad times. GEO.


Submitted by: Geo Livingstone
Glasgow, Scotland
22/01/11
Email: george.livingstone@hotmail.co.ukgeorge.livingstone@hotmail.co.uk




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F.A.O. Josephine Stauksis - your right Josephine, Frankie Vaughen did visit the Gorbals and he visited my school, St. Johns in Nicholson Street. Their was a raffle that day and my mum won it. I can't remember what she won but she was over the moon when Frankie gave her a kiss. Ann.


Submitted by: Ann Davies nee Kerr
London, England
22/01/11
Email: Not Supplied




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I've been living in London for a number of years, and occasionally meet fellow Glaswegians originally from the Gorbals. Can anyone settle this friendly arguement? I lived in Eglinton Street, slightly above the old Maxwell Arms pub opposite the Star Pub just at Eglinton Toll. I resided there between 1966 and 1985. I've always classed myself as from the Gorbals! I'm told Eglinton Toll isn't recognised as being part of the old Gorbals!! I say it is!! Does anyone know if a particular boundary existed which said otherwise?

Submitted by: Hugh McGhie
london, England
22/01/11
Email: Shugie555@yahoo.co.ukShugie555@yahoo.co.uk




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Does anyone remember the pawn that used to be on Cumerland Street up a close? My pal was Rosemary Douglas and she lived three up and the pawn was one up. I had to pass the people waitng to go - I hated it case I saw anyone but that was a great Street in its day - always busy and I went to St. Francis then Bonnies. Love Anne.

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
Ontario, Canada
22/01/11
Email: anneb44@hotmail.comanneb44@hotmail.com




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I occasionaly visit this message board and catch up with the anecdotes as I originally came from the Lizzie high-rise flats. So many people post in from around the world stating how they miss the old Gorbals, it's pubs, clubs, schools and shops etc, yet they emigrated! Sounds to me they couldn't get away quick enough!
Submitted by: B.Boyle
East Kilbride, Scotland
21/01/11
Email: bernie@live.combernie@live.com




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Looking to connect with my Family. Grandmother Patricia Thomson nee Sanderson was from "Newcastle upon Tyne, England", married my Granda Alec Thomson from Glasgow, Scotland. He has/had a brother Robert. She has a sister Joan who married Ian (Martin), and last I was told they lived at 23 Buchanan Green in East Kilbride. They have 3 kids, Linda, Ian (who I was told was employed by Rolls Royce Aircraft), and Allen (whom actually babysat me back in the day). I have 2 sons now, Andrew and River. Any leads or info is appreciated. Cheers and Bless you :)

Submitted by: Heather Barnhart
Niagra, Canada
21/01/11
Email: chevy_chick_8@live.comchevy_chick_8@live.com




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F.A.O Irvine Russell - Just to inform you that Frankie Vaughan did indeed visit the Gorbals. He came to Nicholson Street. There was a sort of fair in the playground of St. Johns primary school. I lived in the street directly opposite the school and remember seeing him. It was a big thing for us kids...the whole open day! Don't think we were as bothered with Frankie as the "oldies" were...lol.





Submitted by: Josephine Stuksis
Glasgow, Scotland
21/01/11
Email: josephine.stuksis@btopenworld.comjosephine.stuksis@btopenworld.com




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Looking for May McQueen (nee Roberts) husband - Jim who lived in Hayfield Street or any others.




Submitted by: Irene Millward-Pizheva (Nee Muir)

20/01/11
Email: irenerpizheva@ymail.comirenerpizheva@ymail.com




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F.A.O. Patty Shevy - thanks for your reply to my posting [Yogi was booked twice]. If I got it wrong then I'm man enough to hold my hands up and say I was wrong but why was there such a stink in the newspapers and why did the referee feel he had to resign?. I wasn't drinking McEwans that night Patty - it was a half bottle of Lanliq [Gods gift to the poor!!]. Anyway thanks for replying Patty and thanks also to Thomas Donnelly from N.Y.C.S.C. Wee Danny.



Submitted by: Danny Gill
London, England
20/01/11
Email: gilldanny1@gmail.comgilldanny1@gmail.com




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In reply to Geordie Livingstone. I went to same school but from 1951 to 1958. We lived in 188 Wolsely Street up the same close as Roy Ankara the champion boxer and moved to Castlemilk. We were bussed to school for the last two years. Yes, I remember Davie Kinghorn the milkman and Jackson the coalman. He had a bright blue lorry and as kids we would all 'help' him just to get a hurl on a saturday morning. Davie the milkman kept his horse and cart in the stables/garage in I think it was Bilbao Street opposite M & M sweetie factory up from the jannies house. My da kept his motorbike and sidecar in the same one. There was also two guys who came round with a horses and carts. One selling tripe from zinc baths, and the other was the sweeties for rags man. We used to love it when the 'wee nellies' (3 wheel British Rail lorries) came round as these were dead easy to catch a 'hudgie oan'


Submitted by: Norrie Ross
Toronto, Canada
19/01/11
Email: Not Supplied




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I lived at 83 Naburn Street just up from Caledonia Road towards Dixons Blazes. At the corner at Caledonia Road there was a sign designating Naburn Street as a play street and only local traffic was allowed on the street. This meant we could play ball games, rounders, fitba etc. without any cops giving us a hard time, in other streets you could be fined for fitba in the street. Naburn street was the only street I could find in the Gorbals with this play street feature. I lived there from 1950 to 1960 . I'm sure this was a fact but if anyone can confirm it I would like to hear from them. By the way the sign was an official Glasgow Corporation traffic sign so I hope I'm not making this up. Regards Tommy Kearney. If there are any of the kids who lived around 83 Naburn Street,I wouldn't mind hearing from you, especially Philip Strang.

Submitted by: Tommy Kearney
Toronto, Canada
19/01/11
Email: tamkearney@mail.comtamkearney@mail.com




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Dr. Dewar was my Dr. too. I lived by his surgery til I was 10. I remember I had the chicken pox and he came up to the house. You're right Doris - the fellas at the dancin' would say, You dancin'" and I would say, "You asking?" those were the days. My stomping ground was the Dennistoun Palais. Emily.
Submitted by: Emily Biros (Eaglesham))
California, USA
19/01/11
Email: GLASGOWLASSIE@HOTMAIL.COMGLASGOWLASSIE@HOTMAIL.COM




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F.A.O. G.Sorley - thanks for the reply and yes, even although I grew up round the corner from the Clelland, I was still "wary" of any gangs anywhere I went in Glasgow after being stabbed in the back with a bayonet for buying a paper in the wrong place at the wrong time - not the Gorbals I might add. I am sure that anyone who reads these pages can relate to the gangs of Glasgow and how dangerous it could be back in the sixties and seventies, even today for that matter. Every city in Britain had problems - it was just that Glasgow had a bad reputation. Wasn't that the reason for Frankie Vaughn helping out, and correct me if I'm wrong, but he didn't even visit the Gorbals as it was not the worst of areas. All things considered, I am still proud to say to anyone I meet anywhere I am from the Gorbals in Glasgow. Look forward to hearing from anyone, Awrabest for 2011.

Submitted by: Irvine Russell
Ontario, Canada
19/01/11
Email: irv73@rogers.comirv73@rogers.com




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Nice to see several new names contributing to the forum. We can't turn the clock back, but I recognise so few people in the Gorbals of today, and my favourite pubs in the Laurieston area are nearly all gone. I'm 73 and came from Bedford Street.





Submitted by: Auld Timer
Glasgow, Scotland
19/01/11
Email: TamLagan@live.comTamLagan@live.com




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Read in a previous anecdote about the Rose Garden in Rutherglen Road. Life wasn't a rose garden in our house. [Cumberland Street]. My father fell foul of the local money lenders. They made our families life a misery. No joke living in the Gorbals in those days if you had local enemies.


Submitted by: F.F.
Renfrew, Scotland
18/01/11
Email: Franna4@btinternet.comFranna4@btinternet.com




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I'm afraid I've only one everlasting memory of the Gorbals! My gran's front room ceiling fell down in Clelland Street. This was about 1966. Apparently, this was a common thing in those days. She eventually saw her days out in a lovely ground floor garden flat in Toryglen.



Submitted by: Sharon Little
Glasgow, Scotland
17/01/11
Email: Shaza57@yahoo.co.ukShaza57@yahoo.co.uk




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Interesting to read of older Gorbals residents describing their shared outside toilets!! I wasn't born in Gorbals but lived in Abbotsford Place for 7 years as a teenager before my family moved out to Pollock in 1969. We shared our toilet with 3 other families. It was freezing, damp, & infested with insects!! Everyone mucked in to help keep it clean, & during the great storm of Jan-68, the window was completely blown out! We also had to use candles when it was dark. My late mother and 2 sisters hated using the loo during the dark winter months. God, were we delighted to have an inside toilet & bathroom when we moved to Pollock. It was like winning the pools! On saying that, life wasn't too bad in that part of the Gorbals. Many others had it worse.


Submitted by: Peter H.
Glasgow, Scotland
17/01/11
Email: Pete11@msn.comPete11@msn.com




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Quoted: "f.a.o bobby bonnar, ah wis born,248 nicholson st,(re,warwick st)1954,lived ther till awis aboot 6,moved tae 56 cavendish st,ma street fitba team,neil,n,smiler o donnell(john sadly passed oan)tony mc andrew(became pro,n,captain of middlesboro,team mates,bobby murdoch,graeme souness)paddy porter,wullie birrell,jim dornan,etc,we moved tae gilmour place (new hooses)jist in between caley rd,n,cumberland st,1968,attended abbotsford primary,then adelphi (new skool)ah also sat at the bak ah the class,(ah winae brainy?,jist very clever)ye cud get a better laff at the bak,ma auld man,(god rest him)said ah wis worse than a cafflik,(ah wis a jump the dyke)a proddy supportin the hoops,since a wis 8,ma brothers still call me that,n,am noo 56,a recoverin alkie,live in partick noo,n,life is grate,THE DAY!!,hope you n,yer famly are keepin well,lookin bak,ma life wis awrite,THANX TAE THE GORBALS PEEPLE,never ferget wer ye came fae,ma grannie used tae say, still that wie the day,good tae hear fae ye bobby, may ur god b with u, THE JANNIE X"

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
17/01/11
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.comjimthejannie@btinternet.com




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Quoted: "i lived at 180 mathieson st in a single end there was 8 of us and my ma and da so try having a party and we did the aunties would come over have a drink and then it was whose the best singer and as a child there was no were to go we had to sit till the last song lola lot of people dont believe it but it was hard core times but we never knew better till we got our house in castlemilk that was great7boys 2 girls all fighting to see who was getting what room its a laugh now and we complain about space i dont i pile all kinds of family in my place now i get them on couches and blow up beds its a laugh its like a brothel lol bye luv anne"

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
Ontario, Canada
17/01/11
Email: anneb44@hotmail.comanneb44@hotmail.com




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Yes, I saw that game in the late sixties - Yogi got a yellow card not two. Maybe you'd had a few McEwans but I assure you he did not get two yellow cards. Look up the wee green book of the sixties - Hugh Callagan wasn't such a great ref.anyway. Honestly, you're way off the mark - sorry.

Submitted by: Patty Shevy
Melbourne, Australia
17/01/11
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Hi Jason - re. Coburg Street enquiry - I saw your enquiry in Gorbal's anecdotes re. buildings and factories in Coburg Street. I am an oldtimer (aged 82 years) and lived in Herbertson Street from 1928 - 1950, when I migrated to Australia. I have a photo of one of my mates (Tommy Watt) standing in Coburg Street in front of an old tenement building, long since pulled down. On the left of Tommy were two factories - one was McCallums the builders and next to them was Jolleys who were slaters and plasterers. On the right was a poultry processing plant and behind this building was a large garage which serviced the Rolls Royce cars. The photo was taken in approximately 1942. If you are interested in seeing the photograph, you might like to send me your home address and I would forward a copy on to you. I hope this helps you with your project re. Coburg Street in the early days. Regards, Pat Gibbons.



Submitted by: Patrick Gibbons
Victoria, Australia
17/01/11
Email: pandjgibbo@bigpond.compandjgibbo@bigpond.com




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My father ROBERT AUGUSTUS MCKISSACK was born 1903 Waddel Street Gorbals - served on the 'Empress' training ship on the Clyde. I have his discharge Certificate. He migrated to Melbourne around 1923. Are there any records/photo's of the straining ship? Served in the AIF 1939/Trobruk/during the Darwin Bombing/Lea /New Guenea/ discharged 1943. He raised 4 children incl. my twin sister. Are there any McKissack relatives living in Glasgow or nearby that could be related?


Submitted by: Gordon McKissack
NSW, Australia
16/01/11
Email: gordell@netspace.net.augordell@netspace.net.au




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F.A.O. Violet - yeah the rose garden is still there next to Twomax which is still referred to as Twomax would you believe, even althouh the premises are used for various services. Brill.

Submitted by: Anon
Glasgow, Scotland
16/01/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Looking for an old school friend who lived in the Penn between Sandyfaulds Street and Moffat Street who went to Bellahouston Academy. His name is Donald Robertson. Hope somebody can help. We went to Bella from 1951 to 1954.

Submitted by: Tommy Kearney
Toronto, Canada
16/01/11
Email: tamkearney@mail.comtamkearney@mail.com




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Quoted: "Nice to think that some one out there enjoys oor patter...talking aboot Doctors oors he wis Dr Dewer and his office was aye it wis Ritherglen rd ...Oh and getting the smallpox vaccination shoot u should see the size of the scar ah hiv , quite a few times people have asked what is that scar , and I tell them smallpox vac man it is a big brammer, I must have bin special cause ah hiv the biggest scar in the family hmmm cin ah sue ony wan fur marring ma beauty ha ha .....Just got the sad news another wan o the auld soosiders he died and he was only 72 cancer hate that word .....Hi to awe the Shanklins Wisemans Cruikshanks and who ever else is still alive n kicking ....To settle a wee argument , see when we went ti the dancing did the punter,s no come up and say u dancing or jist look at u and then the dance floor , ma friend she said oh no they always asked can I have this dance , were did u go hen could not hiv been Barrowland Locarno or the Langside u musta bin drunk or may it wis wan o them German tanks ( yank ) for folks who disnae understaun Glasweigin .....Sorry to say but never got asked to much ah think they were awe feart cause ah wiz Arties sister oh well they missed a good dancer .....Remember the Moonie dead sexy , oh n ah hated when it wiz some glaiket soul wid dance him intae the middle o the flerr so naebody wid see me , such a R/sole me that is thinking like that...... Wonder how oor coach is doing in Colorado , if sum wee American burd has nipped him yet lol.So to yin n awe hiv a great life and keep oan singing n dancing Hey T.Q . ur yi up ti finishing the book ah fur wan cannie wait so keep on singing n dancing best ti yi awe DAM"

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
California, USA
15/01/11
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F.A.O. Jim the Jannie - I had a good old laugh at your story on the roof. Are you a Gorbals man born and bred? Are you still living there? I went to school with a guy called fletcher - he was very brainy. I sat at the bottom and he was always up at the top of the class. I went to Holyrood.


Submitted by: Bobby Bonnar
Huddersfield, England
15/01/11
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F.A.O. Violet of London - the rose garden is still there facing old Two Max. I was brought up in the Oatlands - went to Woseley St. School in 1957. Does anybody remember Kinghorns milk horse and cart and Jackson the coal delivery man?

Submitted by: Geo Livingstone
Glasgow, Scotland
15/01/11
Email: george.livingstone@hotmail.co.ukgeorge.livingstone@hotmail.co.uk




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Hi, I was born in 28 Abbottsford Place in 1964 and shortly moved to number 33. We were burned out in January 7, 1970 which made front page news as 2 people died. We were then moved to number 1 temporarily and then back to number 33. My gran lived in the bottom tenament at number 33. My mother's name was Isobel - does this jog anyones memory and does anyone know a Thomas Norman Crooks?

Submitted by: Charlie McCombe
East Kilbride, Scotland
14/01/11
Email: charliemccombe@bennettsuddingston.comcharliemccombe@bennettsuddingston.com




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F.A.O. Ann Davies nee Kerr - No sorry that was not me. x


Submitted by: Patsy
Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/11
Email: patsya46@ymail.compatsya46@ymail.com




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I am looking for my aunt Violet who lives in Bellshill. Maiden name Cook and was at one time married to John Broadley, lived in Castlemilk and London Road at one time. In 1948 I went to Holyrood then St.Bonaventures, lived 123 Sandyfaulds Street. If anyone remembers me, I would be grateful if they got in touch.



Submitted by: Andy Clarke aka Smith
Ontario, Canada
14/01/11
Email: andrewclarke1935@hotmail.comandrewclarke1935@hotmail.com




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F.A.O. Fletchy - Would I be correct in thinking you are John Fletcher from a large family of brothers? I knew you from Camden Street school. We often played near each other as I came from Lawmoor Street. Amazing to read your anecdote.


Submitted by: Harry Daly
Gourock, Scotland
13/01/11
Email: Had555@google.comHad555@google.com




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I remember the Johnstons - Frances, Eileen, Pat - Peetsy Crawford??? Hope your all well x :-))) What a great site this is.

Submitted by: Margaret Gilroy
Glasgow, Scotland
13/01/11
Email: mclagan@live.co.ukmclagan@live.co.uk




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F.A.O. Davie Graham - Many thanks for filling me in on the Penn. I remember there being a horse there but really can't remember anything else about it. I was born in 1948 and lived in Moffat Street till the early 60's when we moved to Toryglen. It was great having an inside toilet instead of having to share one with three other famlies on the landing. The kids these day's don't know they've got it made :0)

Submitted by: Phil
Perth, Scotland
13/01/11
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F.A.O. Eck Fae Govan - I'm almost sure the Club Bar in Cathcart Road was still going when I left the Gorbals in 1981.

F.A.O. El Jay - Gordon Kerr was my doctor in Abbotsford Place. I believe Gladstone Robertson wrote several books.


Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Donegal, Ireland
13/01/11
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.comrosedoyle1@hotmail.com




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(1) F.A.O. Fletcher, I knew Roscoe and about the roof incident - completly true.

(2) F.A.O. Margeret Gilroy - I grew up with your family in 73. I was a Johnston. Peetsy was my older cousin.

(3) F.A.O. Alex Alum - I also grew up with you in Nicholson Street.

I've not been on here for a while and would like to hear from Father Devlin, 10 Quid, Big Addy....I could keep on writing about people that I know on this site - Ann Kerr (I knew you da), also the Kilnas - Margo etc I could go on about people I know Pat Holland, Gibsons, Lyons, Artie (Dam). I could go on and on - the only downside to this site is when you read somebody died and I really do get gutted. I'm not going any further. Father & 10 Quid - c'mon, I want to hear from you.


Submitted by: No Tellin Ye
Brighton, England
13/01/11
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F.A.O. Cathie of Blackpool - I too remember Gladstone Robertson practise although we belonged to Doctor Camerons facing St. Francis Chapel. I can still remember Dr. Cameron's waiting room it had like benches attached to the wall they were as hard as pig iron. Your bum was sore when you came out and like the other doctor in Abbotsford Place, you just moved around like musical chairs until it was your turn. But I remember getting taken over to Gladstone Robertson when they were giving out the Smallpox jag. I never got mine as everyone else who got it was left with a scar or "hole" on their arm. The other doctors were the Kerrs.

F.A.O. Eddie Mulherron - There's a picture of the Club bar at the top end of Thistle Street in the Gorbals book (An Illustrated History). They were some of the last to be demolished in Hutcheston when they were raised to the ground in the late 1980's. Hope this helps you. If you want a picture of it I will scan it and send it through an email.

F.A.O. M. Mulligan - Looking down to Cumberland Street, 356 Lawmoor Street was on the lefthand side. It was between Caledonia Road and Cumberland Street because I was 398 and I lived across from the graveyard.

F.A.O. Fran of Glasgow - Anyone from the Gorbals, Oatlands would go to Holyrood Secondary School In Dixon Avenue in Govanhill as all religions go there now or they could carry on and go up to Kingspark Secondary on the Carmunnock Road. Either that the next nearest one would be Shawlands Academy near Shawlands Cross. Or "Hutchesons' Grammar School" but this is a fee paying school. I remember when "Hutchie Grammar" was in Crown Street and the other entrance was Florence Street - there used to be a man that sat outside it and did chalk drawings on the slabstones on the pavements and people would put money in his bunnet. (That's if they had any to spare). Amelia.



Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh
Glasgow, Scotland
12/01/11
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.comameliamckinlay@msn.com




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I was born in the bottom end of Waddell Street 1952. All I can remember is playing in rain-puddles in the back-courts, chasing rats with sticks, hunting for empty ginger-bottles, and loitering in empty derelict ground-floor tenement houses. Not many memories, and when I revisit the Gorbals of today, people don't know the meaning of slum housing!

Submitted by: Fletchy
Glasgow, Scotland
12/01/11
Email: JohnF@msn.comJohnF@msn.com




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I lived at 33 Commercial Road.
Submitted by: Betty McIntyre (Hughes)
Rugby, England
12/01/11
Email: Not Supplied




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F.A.O. Ann Davies - have finished my autobiography [paid publisher but messing me about big time etc] will post typed manuscript to you Ann if you e-mail me your home address. Hoping to get it published with another publisher but have to wait till [?]. Best wishes to you and family Ann. Take care and God Bless, Wee Danny.
Submitted by: Danny Gill
London, England
12/01/11
Email: gilldanny1@gmail.comgilldanny1@gmail.com




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Hi Fran, I would say that Holyrood is the closest secondary school for Gorbals, also Shawlands Academy. Also, keep checking the Gorbals thread on Urban Glasgow or Glescapls. I have more to post. Bye for now, Norrie.

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
12/01/11
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.comnorman_mcnamee@hotmail.com




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F.A.O. Patsy Anderson - could you be the Patsy Anderson that used to live down the stairs from the Kerrs in Gloucester Street? I think you were related to the Duffins. Ann.

Submitted by: Ann Davies nee Kerr
Northeast England
12/01/11
Email: Not supplied




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F.A.O. El Jay - we went to the same surgery in Abbotsford Place. Dr's were Norman Kerr, Gordon Kerr, Robertson, MacIndoe, Berlow. I remember each Dr. had a row of seats allocated to them and a different colour buzzer on the wall lit when they were ready for the next patient. They moved to Castlemilk but of course none of them are around anymore. A new health centre was built in the Gorbals and the Ker practice opened a surgery in there. The one in Castlemilk is also called the Kerr practice.

Submitted by: Josephine Stuksis
Glasgow, Scotland
12/01/11
Email: josephine.stuksis@btopenworld.comjosephine.stuksis@btopenworld.com




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I grew up in Waddell Street/Commercial Road during the 60's and attended Adelphi senior school. I'd love to hear from my best school friends : Moira Wilson, Jeanette McCutcheon, and Deborah MacMillan. They'd all be aged 53 or 54.


Submitted by: Mrs A. Mackie
Carmunnock, Scotland
11/01/11
Email: IncaShop@yahoo.co.ukIncaShop@yahoo.co.uk




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F.A.O. El Jay - I too went to the doctors in Abbotsford Place and I only remember the one doctor who was called Gladstone Robertson who I believe was very famous in the Gorbals. There wasn't any appointments in those days - if I remember correctly there were rows of chairs and you sat down and waited your turn and as each person was caalled everyone just stood up and moved along a place. To be honest, I think it worked out better than todays system with appointments where they tell you sorry no appointments today, try tomorrow and when you try the next day it's the same story. You are no.10 in the queue even though you phoned dead on the time they open and then they tell you Dr. so and so is full up today we can squeeze you in with another Doctor. If you need to see Doctor so and so, ring back tomorrow from 8-30 onwards and on it goes until you see a doctor you don't know and who doesn't know you. Bring back the old days.






Submitted by: Cathie
Blackpool, England
11/01/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Hi! I'm doing a project at College, and was wondering if any old-timers could please remember what type of buildings sat in Coburg Street? I believe a few factories and tenements were there right up to the late 1960's. Any info would be appreciated.





Submitted by: Jason McLelland
Glasgow, Scotland
11/01/11
Email: Jaybear@google.co.ukJaybear@google.co.uk




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Phil, my granny had just moved into Moffat Lane at the outbreak of War in 1939. The house on your right as you came through from Moffat Street. It was a two storey building with a large attached garage, and was opposite a coal rea and stables. My Granny, Maw McGuire, lived there for a year before moving to a wee sweetie shop in Moffat Street by Rutherglen Road. I remember Christmas in the big hoose (I was four at the time.) My Granny used to batter the side of the bath with a poker to scare the rats away when using the bathroom. It was to be another ten years before I saw another bathroom when we moved to a Cooncil hoose in Crookston. The most vivid memory of The Sandyfaulds Pend (Actual name) was of my uncle standing in the kitchen with all the family there. He had just been called up and was wearing that big baggy khaki uniform and crying "Ah don't waant tae go maw, ah don't waant tae go." He was only eighteen and just married. I suppose I remember it because I had never seen an adult cry. He went, and was taken prisoner at Dunkirk. He spent the rest of the war as "Kriegsgefanganer Docherty" and I still have a Christmas card that he sent me from The Stalag. The big house in the pend became an office for a chemical company. That was a long time ago, and all of the cast are long gone.




Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
11/01/11
Email: mcscrum@telus.netmcscrum@telus.net




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Hello everyone. I'm new to the Forum. Enjoyed reading dozens of threads from past years. I moved away from the Gorbals when our tenement houses were finally demolished [Caledonia Road] in the 70's. I came back to the area and used the Glaswegian Bar for many years on Saturday match days. Sadly, the Glaswegian has closed down too. Can't say I'm familiar with the newest parts of the regenerated Gorbals. My memories are all from the Caledonia Road where it met Crown Street. Happy New Year everyone!



Submitted by: Big Tony
Glasgow, Scotland
11/01/11
Email: BTonyB7@sky.comBTonyB7@sky.com




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My late father Eddie Mulherron drank in the Club Bar in Cathcart Road or Thistle Street for over 30-years. Does anyone know when the premises were demolished?


Submitted by: Eck Fae Govan
Glasgow, Scotland
11/01/11
Email: EddieK@bushinternet.comEddieK@bushinternet.com




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Looking for Doreen Kilcoyne, married name Healy. We both lived on Cumberland Street in the 1950s. We went to school together. Would like to hear from her or anyone else who knows me.

Submitted by: Betty McCann nee Defelice
Boston, USA
11/01/11
Email: foxhorn0@yahoo.comfoxhorn0@yahoo.com




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Would appreciate any info on No.356 Lawmoor Street, Hutcheson Town G5?
Submitted by: M. Mulligan
Glasgow, Scotland
11/01/11
Email: MgtM@live.comMgtM@live.com




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F.A.O.Cathy Sim - hi Cathy, your old pal Willie here. Have you fallen out with me? I have sent you an email. I hope this gets there. Willie.
Submitted by: Willie Henry
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/10
Email: williamhenry33@big pond.comwilliamhenry33@big pond.com




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Would like to hear from anyone who played in the successful St. Bonaventure's secondary school football side of 1969-72. Did anyone make the grade to a higher level?





Submitted by: Garry
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/11
Email: Glen50@yahoo.co.ukGlen50@yahoo.co.uk




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As a little girl, I remember sitting in the doctors surgery at Abbotsford Place with my mother. I'm sure we used to climb up several steps to the front door. This was in the late 50's. Anyone else remember anything about this particular surgery?





Submitted by: El Jay
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/11
Email: Ellen@msn.comEllen@msn.com




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Great forum! I don't remember too much about the old Gorbals as I flitted away sometime in 1969 [aged 11]. I came from Hospital Street and remember the Kenny family, Doyle's and Kernighan's. It was mostly a derelict street back then.




Submitted by: Wee Jack
Portsmouth, England
10/01/11
Email: Jackson@google.co.ukJackson@google.co.uk




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New to this site. I am trying to locate a lost cousin - Ann Harkins (60-65yrs approx). Lived in Florence Street, attended St. Francis' then St. Bonaventures. She was a single parent to Paul who was tragically killed in a house fire in Oatlands when he was approx 13 years old. Her parents where Ellen and Miles, with sister Eileen and brother James. Last known address is Easterhouse. I have been told it's possible she moved down south but if anyone has any idea of her whereabouts, or the family I am talking about, please contact me on patsya46@ymail.com. My name is Patsy (64). Thank you for listening/helping. x



Submitted by: P. Anderson
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/11
Email: patsya46@ymail.compatsya46@ymail.com




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It's New Years Eve 1962. I am on my way home to Househillwood with my sister to go first footing. I have my two bottles of liquer in a paper bag and we are standing at George Square to catch the midnight bus. Just as the bus is coming round the corner my paper bag gives way and my two bottles smash on the street. My sister looks at me and we both start laughing. We still had a good time at Hogmanay. All the best of health to everyone on this site.


Submitted by: Catherine Davidson
San Diego, USA
09/01/11
Email: Not Supplied




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I am a wanabe GORBALITE from Blantyre still looking for ANYBODY who worked or knew anybody who worked at the CLYDE PAPER MILL IN RUTHERGLEN in the late fifties early sixties. I left Scotland late 1960 and I would love to know if ANYBODY remembers me - Bridie Meechan - message girl and sample girl.

Submitted by: Bridie Meechan
Perth, Canada
09/01/11
Email: bbarth@superaje.combbarth@superaje.com




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F.A.O Amelia, Happy New Year to you. Can you tell me what was in the Penn between Moffat Street and Sandyfauld Street? Did they keep horses there or am I away with the fairies? I can't remember any houses, but from Moffat Street, on your left when you went through it, there seemed to be a farm. Hope you are keeping warm - this weather is awful.




Submitted by: Phil
Perth, Scotland
08/01/11
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Quote: "Hi louise, sorry tae hear aboot roscoe,passin away,my sympathy,tae u,n,ur,famly,ah roscoe well,we hung aboot caley rd,corner,waverley/dixon blazes pub,at croon st,corner,ah posted oan this site,ah cuple ah years ago,aboot the time,roscoe wiz up oan the buroo roof,(assitin tae take sum weight aff the roof??? leed)anywie the polis managed tae get up tae the roof,n,gave chase roscoe jumpt,fae that roof tae the other,the polis tried the same,(never made it)hung oan tae the lip ah the bildin,n yer man roscoe went bak,n,pullt the polis,up tae safety,the polis thankt him,then put,the bracelets oan him,n,jailed him, R.I.P ROSCOE, may ur god be with u,n,yer famly, THE JANNIE (FLECKY)."





Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
08/01/11
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.comjimthejannie@btinternet.com




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Just found this forum. Luv all the anecdotes. I came from Gilmour Street and remember attending Oatlands School and popping over to the Rosebank dairy for sweets and food etc. Most of my friends lived nearby, and when the street was demolished around 1960, I cried!!


Submitted by: Alice McKechnie nee Paton
Dunoon, Scotland
08/01/11
Email: Girlthing@btinternet.comGirlthing@btinternet.com




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R.I.P. - another old proud Gorbals man has passed away. Gordon MacDonald previously from Eglinton Street and McKinlay Street. Lived there most of his life up till the mid 80's. Mac was a loyal Rangers fan and used numerous supporters clubs in the South-Side. As they say : Old soldiers never die. Submitted by: Sam
Glasgow, Scotland
07/01/11
Email: Bear72@google.comBear72@google.com




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F.A.O. Alex Alum - You brought back happy memories in your posting about the shops in Cumberland Street. I stayed in Salisbury Street but you were only a glint in your parents eyes when I was 12. The cafe was owned by Pema, Pama And Rosie Gizzi. I remember the dairy well - we also got "tick" in it. Remember my ma going in to pay what she owed and there was extra onto her bill. She nearly had a fit but the culprits were my big sister and I. I used to buy a bar of Hazelnut chocolate and she would buy 5 fags. I see you worked in Tennents - I have a cousin who also worked there for years - Peter Dempsey. He was a soosider but moved up to Carntyne when the place was being demolished. He also drove the tankers. I think he delivered to the labour club across from where my ma had her house. My Mum came up to Castlemilk to in 1960 but I was married by that time. Hope you had a happy birthday. Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
07/01/11
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com13:20 10/01/2011ameliamckinlay@msn.com




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Enjoyed looking at photo's of the NEW Gorbals on the Urbanglasgow website, and it's left me puzzled!! Of which Secondary Schools would serve the present generation as Adelphi and John Boscoe are long gone?





Submitted by: Fran
Glasgow, Scotland
07/01/11
Email: fmac@live.co.ukfmac@live.co.uk




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I'm originally from Oatlands, born and bred in Polmadie Road. I lived there till 1976. [29-years]. I cut through the New Oatlands last month and the changes to housing and new streets was breathtaking. I definitely had a lump in my throat. I can still remember Wolseley Street School, the Steamy, Shawfield Stadium, & unfortunately, the gang fighting & slums which prevailed in the 60's. I wouldn't mind living there now though! Long Live the New Oatlands!





Submitted by: John Taylor
Paisley, Scotland
07/01/11
Email: Bud@yahoo.co.uk Bud@yahoo.co.uk




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Can anyone tell me if the Rose Garden in Rutherglen Road still exists?




Submitted by: Violet
London, England
07/01/11
Email: Bell7@hotmail.comBell7@hotmail.com




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Hi Jackie - Thistle Street photos sent to your email. Norrie.




Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
07/01/11
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.comnorman_mcnamee@hotmail.com




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I read recently someone asking about pawn shops in the old Gorbals. A reply correctly mentioned of one such premises in Cumberland Street. As a young lad, I clearly remember a pawn shop at the corner of Coburg Street and Oxford Street. I used to have pals who actually stayed above the pawn shop of whose surnames escape me.



Submitted by: John Campbell
Irvine, Scotland
07/01/11
Email: JohnJo@sky.co.ukJohnJo@sky.co.uk




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I attended St. Bonaventures Secondary from 69-71. Anyone out there remember me?


Submitted by: Davie Phillips
Glasgow, Scotland
07/01/11
Email: Dave@btinternet.comDave@btinternet.com




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F.A.O. Danny Gill - how's that book coming along? I'm looking forward to reading it son. Happy New Year to you and the family. All the best, Ann.

Submitted by: Ann Davies (Kerr)
Cleveland, England
07/01/11
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F.A.O. Alexender Innes Alum. I was born at 180 Warick Street in 1949 then moved down to 145 Nicholson Street when it changed names. My pals and me used to go to Geoff Shaws Youth Club - what a lovely man he was. My dad used to run the Clock Bar pub and Geoff's club was just in the lane next to it. I also remember the lassie who got killed by the chimney on the night of the storm - her name was Margaret. She was my babysitter and used to take me to St. Johns Chapel on a Sunday. Can anyone remember the Queen's Coronation party in Nicholson Street? All us wains sat on the wee walls outside the houses (after they took all the railings off for the war effort) and had a great time. Happy New Year to you all. Ann.

Submitted by: Ann Davies (Kerr)
Cleveland, England
07/01/11
Email: Not Supplied




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I seem to remember a story about children being thrown from a window at 39 Toryglen Street in the 50's or 60's. Does anyone have any info they can give me on this? Anne Campbell.

Submitted by: Anne Campbell
Carluke, Scotland
06/01/11
Email: annecampbell2000@hotmail.comannecampbell2000@hotmail.com




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Hail Gorbalites. A brand new year. Usual promises are being kinda ignored. Eat less, execise more. Failed again. It's not as if I haven't had some success with other New Year promises to myself. Stopped smoking 3 years ago. Stopped drinking 4 years ago. It wasn't really a problem. In fact it was dead easy. I just kinda came to a decision that I didn't want to smoke. Then I got fed up with the sore heids and the paranoia the next morning. Who had I insulted or told my deepest secret to? So I gave up the drink. A liberation on both counts. Cannie decide not to eat can you? Don't eat you die right? And I have been successful in shedding a couple of stone in the past. In fact I managed this no problem on 3 different occasions. Trouble is, by the end of the next year - bang....it went back on again and then some! So being a slow learner I now realise that losing weight and keeping it off is a bit more complex. I know there will be many women out there who have been where I am now. There are also some to whom being slim comes easily. To the former I say, stick with it sister - we will get there. To the latter NANNIE NANNIE BOOO BOO TO YOU! Any tips apart from sewing my mouth up? Happy New Year to everyone. Rita.

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
06/01/11
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My grandmother lived at 13 Thistle Street during the war (1942) and I was wondering if anyone knew where I could find a picture of the street during that time. Many thanks.

Submitted by: Jackie
Aberdeen, Scotland
06/01/11
Email: jackiemclaughlan@hotmail.com jackiemclaughlan@hotmail.com




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For those of you who remembered my uncle John Ross aka Roscoe he has passed away. RIP - we will love you always...Louise.

Submitted by: Louise
Woodard, USA
05/01/11
Email: Mariposa4u@msn.comMariposa4u@msn.com




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Desperate to find any details of my great grandmother born Agnes Smith, Gorbals or Govan, Glasgow 1805/1806. Married Thomas Smith, Corn Merchant, September 17th 1830 at Govan, Glasgow. Moved to Stonehaven, Kincardine ,where they had several children. Would be grateful for any help in tracing my great grandmother.




Submitted by: Clive Smith
Newcastle, England
04/01/11
Email: smithclive6@sky.comsmithclive6@sky.com




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Did anyone know John Neill who passed away at Ibrox?



Submitted by: James Neill
Darlington, England
04/01/11
Email: jimmyneill59@hotmail.co.ukjimmyneill59@hotmail.co.uk




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A very Happy New Year to everyone on the site. Looking forward to reading all the different anecdotes this year!!



Submitted by: Phil
Perth, Scotland
02/01/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Happy 2011 to everyone. Would anybody remember my grandparents who lived at 29 Hospital Street? John Hayes and Flora Hayes - maiden name McDonald. The McShanes and the Ryans lived there. My grandfather was killed at sea in the war.





Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, England
02/01/11
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk









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