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 Post subject: June 2011
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I am trying to get in touch with John McGuire. He lived at No. 3 Ballater street (one up). We cut about the corner of Inverkip and Ballater Street. Our other pals were Walter McLaughlin, John McKelvie, Joe McConnell, Charlie & Michael Cox, Paddy Whyte, Frank Mulligan and Jim Fitzsimmoms. We were all in the Cameronians Cadets. Would like to here from any of them - I drink in Sharkey's Bar under the railway bridge.



Submitted by: Thomas K. Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
30/06/11
Email: weecheekyman@msn.comweecheekyman@msn.com




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I went to St.Francis School from 1948-1955 and would love to know if anyone has any class pictures for these years! Went to Hollyrood after that. Thanks!
Submitted by: Catherine (Rina Smith) Reilly
Pheonix, Arizona
30/06/11
Email: zreillys@hotmail.comzreillys@hotmail.com




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F.A.O. Andy Hannah of Paisley - Donny's other brother was Peter. Do you remember Jackie Barrat? He used to hang about with us before he emegrated to Canada. He was daft about Elvis Presley I think. Remember when we used to work for D & H Cohen on Shawbridge Street when you moved to Pollokshaws. Best wishes Bob.

Submitted by: Bob Kidd
Bristol, England
29/06/11
Email: Not Supplied




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I am looking for Telegraphist Stuart who did his Radio Course at HMS Scotia (Butlins, Ayr) in 1943/4. He lived in the Gorbals area and was a compositor for a Glasgow newspaper.


Submitted by: H.Young
Middlesbrough, UK
28/06/11
Email: hyohyohyo @live.co.ukhyohyohyo @live.co.uk




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F.A.O. Andy Hannah - thanks for your reply Donny. Stayed above me at 178 Eglinton Street. His sisters were Christine and Marion, his brothers were Gus and Alasdair. The boys we hang about with were Chic Carnochan, John Henderson, Willie Johnstone and yourself. There was also James Horne. You stayed 3 up the close next to the Clydesdale Bar. Remember we used to lead the horses down to the stables and wash them before we put them in the stable? That was in Cook Street. Do you also remember the horseshow that was held in the parcel yard at Salkeld Street? Great memories. Say hello to Chris if he is about, and if you see Donny, tell him I was in touch. Also Helen his wife. Many thanks. Rab Kidd.

Submitted by: Bob Kidd
Bristol, UK
28/06/11
Email: Not Supplied




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F.A.O. Georgy Porgy. Hello old pal. I was reading a note you wrote saying I had abandoned you. Well Georgy, I would never have done that. This is the 2nd time I have been on the site this year, such a lot has been going on. I have not been very well for a while now - nothing bad but enough to knock me for 6 for months. I am sorry I never took the time to send you a wee message Georgy....it won't happen again. I hope you are well pal and keeping busy with your travels around Glasgow. Take care my friend.

F.A.O. William Henry. There is a book out about Johnny Ramensky. I bought it in Waterstones. He died in Perth Royal Infirmry (November 5th 1972). The book is a great read. Regards Agnes.x





Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
27/06/11
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.ukagnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk




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F.A.O. Georgy Porgy. Hi Georgy, I am so glad you did not get mad at me for insisting on getting out of Scotland for a vacation. I still think it's a good idea. Yes, I was born in the Gorbals in Lawmoor Street, and I was baptized in St. Francis Church as was all eight of our family. My mother and father were married in the same church. I still think you should try and leave old Glasgow for a little vacation abroad - you will be amazed at what the rest of the world looks like. Take care.




Submitted by: Margaret Davidson
San Diego, USA
22/06/11
Email: Not Supplied




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F.A.O. Ann of New Zealand - Weir Pumps is now called Clyde Union. If you bump in to the Internet you can read all about it. It is still an engineering work. Hope this helps you. Amelia.



Submitted by: Amelia MCKinlay nee Welsh
Glasgow, Scotland
22/06/11
Email: Not Supplied




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F.A.O. Bob Kidd - The McCaskills were Highlanders from up there in Skye. They lived in Egliton Street across from the post office. Donny was my pal for years - he is still around. Did you know me? By the way, the family were the best folk you could ever meet. Do you remember all the names that hung around in those days? I remember faces but names I forget. I remember Hell's Kitchen, the Coli and the Bedford. I was quite a shy lad in those days...we used to put margarine on our hair as we could not afford brylcream! Give us a bell. Andy.


Submitted by: Andy Hannah
Paisley, Scotland
22/06/11
Email: Not Supplied




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Looking for an old pal of mine named Anne Ward. She lived with her gran in Eglinton Street. Just hoping she might come on here.

Submitted by: May Young
Glasgow, Scotland
17/06/11
Email: may51@hotmail.co.ukmay51@hotmail.co.uk




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Could anyone out there tell me what became of my old girlfriend Betty Hillhouse formerly of Ardencraig Road, Castlemilk. Somebody told me a long time ago that she lived in Newcastle. Any up to date info would be welcome. She would be around 60 now.

Submitted by: Old Flame
Glasgow, Scotland
17/06/11
Email: Not Supplied




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I hate to interfere with the reminiscences, but can anyone supply me with a recipe for good old Scottish sausages? Link or sliced.
Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
15/06/11
Email: mcscrum@telus.netmcscrum@telus.net




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Doing this on behalf of a pal of mine. His surname is Gavigan. His mum's maiden name was Begg. Also in his family are the McLeish's and Richmonds. They all came from Surry Street from away back till the street (like so many others) was bulldozed down. My mate went to St John's school. He never knew this great site was on the Internet. I came from Warick Street, later Nicholson Street. So the auld Gorbals mob out there - hope you can help.


Does anybody know the whereabouts of a Gorbals man and ex Royal Scots Grey - Big Peter McNeil? I served with Pete in GERMANY in 1965/66/ 67/ 68/. He knew all the team in the Clatty Dozen. Tam Smith and company. The last time I met Pete was when I was delivering Tennents Lager in the city centre. He came up to me and spoke away. That was about 5 years ago. He was a bit down at the time. The regiment is coming back from Afganistan in November and they are going to parade through our loving Glesca. And the ex members of the regiment are to parade with them. A chance in a life time. Hope he is found. Cheers, ex-Scots Grey and Gorbals punter. Alec.




Submitted by: Alexander I. Alum
Cumbernauld, Scotland
13/06/11
Email: stal1151rsg@yahoo.co.ukstal1151rsg@yahoo.co.uk




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Hi, my mum and dad split up in the 1960s and then my mum died in the 1970s so I haven't seen my dad since about 1965. I guess he's long dead. His name Was John O'Neill. He was born May 24 or 27 in 1924 approx. and was baptised in St. Margaret's Church or Our Lady and St. Margaret's Church in Kinning Park. He married my mother Patricia O'Hanlon in Dublin in 1953 and then we moved to Edinburgh where I was born in Portobello in 1959. My brothers and sisters were Terry, David and Carol. He may have had a sister or brother. If the name John O'Neill rings a bell from Kinning Park, please let me know. I tried the Salvation Army but they reached a dead end. I just would like to know if he's dead or alive or if he remarried or if I have any other relatives in Kinning Park, or any ancestors. If anyone can find him on records I would be grateful. I have tried on free websites, census isn't out for 1921/31 so I'm stumped. Many thanks.


Submitted by: Carol Jones (nee O'Neill)
Glasgow, Scotland
12/06/11
Email: mhgcgolfclub@aol.commhgcgolfclub@aol.com




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It's me again. My grandfather sold his ice-cream outside the Paragon. As I say, it need's to be your old man or granda because I am talking the late 20's or early 30's - very early. Now, has anybody heard of the Slowey's? The mother was Mary, the father was Thomas who was killed in WW1. A big family - the kids were Mary Catherine, (my mother) Robert, Thomas, James, Margaret. My grandmother married again to Archie McMillan a Carter. CIAO.



Submitted by: Ernesto Dimaio
East Kilbride, Scotland
11/06/11
Email: catari@hotmail.co.ukcatari@hotmail.co.uk




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Looking for photos or stories of the O'Neill family who lived at 100 Camden Street. Also any photos of the Camden Bar from any time period. Would like to hear from anyone who knew my family or myself. I went to St. Francis old school initially then to the new one on Cumberland Street. Any information or distant relatives please contact me!


Does anyone remember at Christmas time in the Gorbals, I recall in the early 60's that many houses had a large star light in the top windows - some were red, or orange or just white. As a kid I was awestruck when I saw them.....a bit like going up the town to see the lights and go to Goldbergs! I am looking to start a business selling these lights today and was wondering if anyone remembers them?






Submitted by: David O'Neill
Glasgow, Scotland
10/06/11
Email: david.oneill@radio-telecom.comdavid.oneill@radio-telecom.com




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Hi, I am looking for anyone who knew or knows anything about my dad WILLIAM ALEXANDER RIDDELL/BILLY/YANK. I KNOW HE STAYED IN THE GORBALS FOR SOME YEARS. He went on to have a big family with Anne Frazer but died at 49 so never got to find out much about his past in the Gorbals. He was Celtic mad. Any info. would be much apprieciated. Thanks, Derek Riddell.






Submitted by: Derek Riddell
Glasgow, Scotland
09/06/11
Email: derekriddel@rocketmail.comderekriddel@rocketmail.com




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During the 1920s my father Jack Axford trained as an engineering patternmaker at C.J. Weir & Sons Engineering by the River Clyde. Does anyone know of this place?





Submitted by: Ann Behrens
Palmerston North, New Zealand
08/06/11
Email: behrens@xtra.co.nzbehrens@xtra.co.nz




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Hi Folks. I just got a book from the library called "The Tin Ticket" by Deborah J. Swiss. It tells the story of girls from the Gorbals who worked in the mills and then were sent out to Australia for stealing. They were called Australia's Convict woman. The part about working in the mills will make your hair stand on end. This was something we did not get in school.





Submitted by: Margaret Lindsey
San Diego, USA
07/06/11
Email: Not supplied




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F.A.O. MR WILLIAM DICK - I am trying to locate the above William Dick. He was born at 62 Lawmoor Street, son of John and Lizzie Dick, grandson of Willie and Sarah Dunn of 62 Lawmmor Street. His antie was Mrs Annie Downning re. Dunn. Would like to hear from any of the above. Cheers, Thomas K. Donnelly (62 Lawmoor Street).




Submitted by: Thomas K. Donnelly
New York, USA
06/06/11
Email: weecheekyman@msn.comweecheekyman@msn.com




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My great grandmother, Mary Gray Murison, died in the Belvidere Hospital in 1922. She spent some time in the Gorbals area and gave birth to an illigitimate son at 113 Oxford Street on 13.03.1915. She named the boy 'Jack' but then changed his name to 'Martin' Larsson Murison before putting him out to adoption so his name may have changed again as adoptions did not have to be done through any legal process back then. Can anyone shed some light on this wee boy or where Mary may be buried? We think that Mary was disowned by her parents and brothers because of the 'shame' she brought on the family, not once but twice. Mary's grandfather owned a butchers business in Glasgow around late 1800's until his death in 1907. His name was Thomas Baird. Can anyone help me to make any sense of any of this. Both Mary' parents are buried in Ardrossan, two of her brothers are buried in Canada and the oldest brother is buried in Belgium (WW1). My great grandmother's place of burial still remains a mystery. Any help would be very much appreciated. Sites like this are priceless so keep up the great work. I spend all my spare time between this site and another site called; The Three Towners which covers Ardrossan, Saltcoats and Stevenston. Absolute magic. Beats television any day!!




Submitted by: Richard Alexander
Stirling, Scotland
06/06/11
Email: richard6661313@hotmail.co.ukrichard6661313@hotmail.co.uk




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Does anyone have any photo's of St Francis School or Church from the 1930's or stories about either?




Submitted by: Margaret
Sheerness, England
04/06/11
Email: mpearson441@aol.commpearson441@aol.com




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I am looking for family of Henry John wiltshire, married to Mary Jane Strudwick (1895), of Victoria, Austraila. Searching for his father. Hope some one can help. Therese.




Submitted by: Therese Wiltshire
Griffith, Australia
03/06/11
Email: t.c.wiltshire6@bigpond.comt.c.wiltshire6@bigpond.com




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Hi folks. To see whats happening in and around the Barras Market, have a wee look at www.youtube.com/glasgowtelevision.








Submitted by: Gary
Glasgow, Scotland
02/06/11
Email: caltonian@yahoo.comcaltonian@yahoo.com




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I am trying to locate the Grainger family that lived on Ballater Street at the corner of Lawmoor Street (the Cochrane building). The names were Sadie, Betty, Billy and Jim. Jim lived with the Dunn family at 62 Lawmoor Street after his mother died. Would like to hear from the family. Tommy Donnelly.


Submitted by: Thomas K. Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
01/06/11
Email: weecheekyman@msn.comweecheekyman@msn.com




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