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 Post subject: December 2010
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Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year to all Gorbals folk past and present.
Submitted by: Pat Holland

London, England

23/12/10

Email: patlyonsholland@ hotmail.co.uk

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Hi Pat Holland - thanks for that information. I will check it out. All the best to all you good Gorbals folk from a north end of the city wedgie. Webbie, a job well done.
Submitted by: Norman McNamee

Rutherglen, England

23/12/10

Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

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F.A.O. Amelia and Rita. It's been lovely talking to you both over this past year - it's brought back some lovely memories. It almost seems as if it all only happened yesterday but alas my aching bones tells me it was at the beginning of my life. I wouldn't have changed a moment of it - happiest time of my life. Amelia, I don't remember the Ashcroft's - maybe after my time. The ones I remember are Mangans. Leggats, Auld Dan the Carter, Spences, Kavanaughs, Rennicks and wee Annie who lived in the close at the front. If you went into her house to go a message for her you came out scratching yourself. Rita - glad things are looking good for you. Enjoy your wee trips and holidays next year. Best wishes to you both for 2011 and hope everyone on this wonderful site have a guid new year. P.S. Nice to see Father Devlin back on the site.
Submitted by: Cathie
Blackpool, England

22/12/10

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F.A.O. Amelia - Hi Amelia, yes there was a pen in Moffat Street, there was also a lane? Mick Kelly had his sweetie shop there. I remember his funeral - it was quite a turnout. Yes, the McDonald guy had a sister Chrissie and a brother Archie. There was some talk about another son named Sonny he was called up for the army I think, and after the war he never came back. Don't know what the story was there, was he adopted by the McDonalds? I can't remember what the right story was. A Happy Christmas to everyone on the site and a Good New Year.
Submitted by: Phil

Perth, Scotland

22/12/10

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F.A.O. Amelia - Hi Amelia, yes there was a pen in Moffat Street, there was also a lane? Mick Kelly had his sweetie shop there. I remember his funeral - it was quite a turnout. Yes, the McDonald guy had a sister Chrissie and a brother Archie. There was some talk about another son named Sonny he was called up for the army I think, and after the war he never came back. Don't know what the story was there, was he adopted by the McDonalds? I can't remember what the right story was. A Happy Christmas to everyone on the site and a Good New Year.
Submitted by: Phil

Perth, Scotland

22/12/10

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F.A.O. Irvine Russell - I used to frequent the Clelland in my time and was a part of friendship with loads of guys who were all great mates and decent people, working guys just the same as anyone else. We were called the YYC, but cannot for the life of me imagine anyone worrying over their life or saying they were lucky to be here because we came into the pub, it was not so. Tam Lyons was a fair guy and was never a member. He has since died and a nicer guy you could never meet. These are the true facts. A very Merry Xmas to you in Canada and to any old pals, Happy New Year.
Submitted by: G. Sorely

Glasgow, Scotland

22/12/10

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To all oor readers fae the Gorbals past an' present - Happy Christmas an' a happy an' healthy New Year and thankyou webmaster an' staff fer yer guid wurk this year. Speek tae yeez aw next year - hiv ah guid wan. THE JANNIE X
Submitted by: James Fletcher

Glasgow, Scotland

22/12/10

Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com


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F.A.O. Georgie Porgie - A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you pal. Agnes.x

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity

Glasgow, Scotland

22/12/10

Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk


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I got this text today and I thought I would share it with you all. It's called true friendship - Scottish Style: When yir sad I will help you get pished and get the bastard who upset ye. When ye are blue I will try to dislodge whatever is choking ye. When yer scared I will take the piss oot ye every chance I get until yer no. When yer worried I will tell ye how much worse it could be until ye stop moaning. When ure sick stay the hell away fae me. When ye fall I'll laugh ma heid aff but I'll help ye up. This is my oath - I pledge it tae the end. "Why" you may ask because you're my friend. A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL. Agnes x

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity

Glasgow, Scotland

22/12/10

Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk


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May I wish you all a happy and peaceful holiday season!

Submitted by: Rose Doyle

Donegal, Ireland

21/12/10

Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com


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Hello there Agnes my dear. Thanks so much for your wee letter. I want to wish you a Happy Xmas and a great New Year. I am on my own - well, after three wives I found it difficult especially after my last one I loved her truly. One good thing is I am a top cook. I had this hidden talent and I really love cooking. I just invent my own stuff and everyone enjoys so that pleases me. Still practising my old dance moves so anytime you fancy a dance at my social club, you are very welcome Agnes. You sound like a lovely woman and glad you enjoyed your time with the wanes at the Citizens, great wee place. Keep yourself wrapped up warm and take care for now.

Submitted by: Georgie Porgie

Glasgow, Scotland

20/12/10

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I am writing a book about the night that the Nazis dropped their bombs on the Oatlands. I remember so well being wrapped up in a blanket and rushed down the tenement stairs oot the close and in the big shelter set at the rear of the playground up against M7M's factory wall. It was hit and the shelter took a blast as well. Later after the blitz, the street was littered with chocolates. Further up the street towards the railway, the big freezer buiding also was hit and the chickens and other foods were also all over the street. we had a field day helping ourselves. Can anyone please give me the exact time and date and year this bombing took place?

Submitted by: Gerald Craig formerly Cohen

Middlesex, England

20/12/10
Email:
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Yes, the big Christmas holiday is almost here and I go 'way back to when I was a "wee wean" growing up on Sandyfaulds Street. Going to bed on Christmas Eve night and listening to, I think it was a Silver Band play the Carols outside of St. Francis for all of those queuing up to get into Midnight Mass. It is a lovely memory and stays with me each year at this time. I wish all the Gorbalites, young and old, a very happy and holy Christmas and every peace and blessing in the New Year.

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf (McGettigan)

New Jersey, USA

20/12/10

Email: Glenmornin@gmail.com


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F.A.O. Phil of Perth I remember all the shops you were talking about, Mrs Bennett came from Carmyle she used to give the people "Tick" myself included then you paid her at the end of the week. I remember the other shop in the middle of Moffat St was there a "pen" there to and Barneys bar many a fight I watched from the window but there was hardly a blow struck HA!HA!.Did you stay in Moffat St. as the guy McDonald you mentioned did he have a sister called Chrissie my auntie and uncle stayed there since they were married last close and I had 2 cousins. Hope you and your family have a good Christmas and "All the best for 2011"
F.A.O. Cathie of Blackpool - May O'Brien was Fathers daughter. When mentioned people thought that you were speaking about a priest. May had lovely red hair and you're right, she would have been 75 this year if she had been living. There were 3 brothers of the Gallagher's but I think one was born up in Castlemilk. Oldest boy was John and Hughie cannot remember the other ones name. Up your close there was a family called Ashcroft or Eastcroft. They moved to Pollok when Pollok was just built about 60+ years ago or more. Have a lovely time at Christmas and "All the best in 2011" Amelia.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh

Glasgow, Scotland

20/12/10

Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com


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Anyone remember my family, the McGowans? We lived in Norfolk Street in the 1956 to 60 period then emigrated to the Priesthill scheme when our tenement got pulled down. I went to St. John's Primary - we lived across from the library, which is still in Norfolk Street. We were quite a large family.

Submitted by: Billy McGowan

Glasgow, Scotland

20/12/10

Email: wmmcg@btinternet.com


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To the guy who asked about a song about the garngad - it's called, There's Good and Bad in the Garngad. Try Matt McGinn the Rutherglen guy. You might find the words. Happy Christmas everyone and a peaceful healthy 2011.

Submitted by: Patricia Carmichael

Brisbane, Australia

20/12/10

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Merry Christmas to all from an old Gorbalite.

Submitted by: Robert Mullen

Dunoon, Scotland

20/12/10

Email: bigrobbiemullet@aol.com


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Hi there all you brave and hardy Gorbalites especially Christina, (where are you?) Amelia, Irene M. from Hayfield Street, Cathie from Blackpool and Ronnie Meldrum in Oz. Have a nice Xmas everybody and all the very best for 2011. My new grandwean wee Rita arrived about 9 days ago. Sitting here wondering what kind of life she will have. I hope it is as good and as interesting as mine has been. I count myself really lucky to have had a very varied personal and working life. Ah, now counting my many blessings instead doing my angry old women bit... Snowing outside, but I am in good health and toasty warm; have enough food in the house to feed an army; clothes shoes and boots that I could easily open a shop or shops! After a difficult couple of years my family are settled and happy. I've a couple of bob in the bank and planning all my wee trips and holidays for next year and beyond. Disnae get any better... All the very best to you and yours. Rita X

Submitted by: Rita Moffat

Glasgow, Scotland

19/12/10

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MY FESTIVE POEM TO WISH YOU ALL THE BEST: Snow flakes falling, to the ground Children singing nice Xmas sound Auld tramps begging for a pound People running around and around Sounds once again Xmas is here Men in pubs drinking their beer kids in shops buying new gear Santas on his sleigh and reindeer It will pass and it will be New Year Auld lang syne and Auld Reekie Gorbalites for ever inc wee Cheekie!

Submitted by: Iain Cleary

Glasgow, Scotland

19/12/10

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F.A.O. S. Rigmond or anybody who knows the whereabouts of Mr Angus McFarlane he is my Father which I'm trying to trace and would be delighted to find him. He was born at 137 Naburn Street and also had a brother who lived in Pollokshaws Road called John McFarlane. He was born on the 10/05/1948 so if anybody does know him or of him I'd appreciate it so much if you could contact via my email address. Thanks!

Submitted by: Cally McFarlane

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19/12/10

Email: caledonia_18@live,co.uk


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I would like to take this opportunity to wish all Gorbals residents past and present a very Merry Christmas and a very peaceful and healthy New Year. Cheers Nan Cameron.

Submitted by: Nan Cameron

Glasgow, Scotland
19/12/10

Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk


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Wishing all Gorbalites at home and overseas a Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy new year. Also thank you and your staff webmaster for all the hard work you do. Emily Biros [herself the elf].

Submitted by: Emily Biros

California, USA

19/12/10

Email: glesgalassie@hotmail.com


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Just popping in to wish one and all, A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. All the best for 2011. Cheers, Amb.

Submitted by: Amb

Lake District, England

17/12/10

Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk


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Hi Marie Mannix - I went to school with Cozie, John Cosgrove - John was slight built and wore glasses. He was a nice wee guy. Sorry to hear the news.

Submitted by: John Miller

Glasgow, Scotland

17/12/10

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GEEE!! I wish I could claim that I came from the GORBALS. I knew so many people that came from there and loved each and every one of them. Alas, I came from Blantyre which was a good wee toon but did not match up to the Glasgow folks mainly those TEDDY BOYS that my mother said not to talk to so instead I sought them out to find out what all the rukis was about. They were the best dancers going. Oh. going down memory lane!!

Submitted by: Bridie Meechan 

Ontario, Canada

17/12/10

Email: bbarth@superaje.com


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F.A.O. Norman - I seem to remember a pawn shop in Cumberland Street just before Florence Street. I don't know the name of it though - going away from Sandyfaulds Street towards Crown Street, it was on the right hand side. Hope this helps....and Merry Xmas everyone. Pat.

Submitted by: Pat Holland

London, England

17/12/10

Email: helen@web-michels.de


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Does anybody remember the dairy shop in Dalmeny Street? The fruit shop I think was called Sadies (not sure) and Billy's - that was like a dairy shop too. You could buy everthing - lots more shops but I can't remember the names. My best mate at that time was Anne Hendry - she had a sister Catherine and a brother - I think his name was Steven. My family all still live in Oatlands. If anybody remembers me or my family, I'd love to hear from you. Regards Helen.

Submitted by: Helen Michels

Sinzig, Germany

16/12/10

Email: helen@web-michels.de


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Hello!!! I was born in Blantyre Aug 1942 and went to St Joe's Catholic school and at 15yrs old went to work at the CLYDE PAPER MILL. I loved that place and hated to leave the people in it. They came from all over Glasgow - Rutherglen, Cambuslang, Blantyre, Burnbank, Hamilton, Halfway, etc. How I loved all of those places. I left October 1960 for Canada but left my heart at the Clyde Paper Mill. Anyone remember me? I was the sample girl and roamed the mill from one end till the other. Now it is all gone but my memories are still as clear as day.

Submitted by: Bridie Meechan
Barth
Ontario, Canada

16/12/10

Email: bbarth@superaje.com


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I would like to wish everyone, including our Webmaster a, "Happy Christmas, and a Good New Year" and to all the warm hearted friends of the Gorbals may God Bless you all.

Submitted by: Father Peter Devlin

Stirling, Scotland

15/12/10

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Hi everyone, hope you are all comfy and warm as the snow has been heavy for some folks. Christmas is not like when we were younger (much younger) in my memory banks did we not celebrate Hogmanay more than Xmas, and how people used to have to save for the nereday booze, clean the house, make, or with luck buy, all the buns and Maderia cakes. Our house was like a steamie as ma maw made her dumpling in the hot water and she would have the whole house smelling like a Charles Dickens. If I'm wrong here, I am sure some nice punter will correct me, but Xmas was no biggie then and not till after 1956 did it change for people. Soooo every one hope u all have a great day and get what you hope for. A VERRRRRRRY MERRRRY XMAS TO YOU ALL - DAM.
A wee note for Sam - how are you doing in Colorado and if u do head to L.A. look us up. Our teams are getting beat, and since our nephew left being the coach for a wee while, the kids all say we need a Scots man to help us. He was a trip. Oh and the mouth - eff this and eff that - they all loved him......

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre

California, USA

15/12/10

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Can any of you help me ID a photo that is supposed to be of Gorbals in the 60s. There is a pawn shop on the corner called Robert Todd. I was told it may be Lawmoor Street but I can't find a pawn shop mentioned in street directories. Hope you can help.

Submitted by: Norman McNamee

Glasgow, Scotland

15/12/10

Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com


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F.A.O. Helen Michels - there was a Mary Mulholland in my class at St. Francis primary. She later went on to become a nurse and would be about 65 now. I still have the school photo, so if it was your aunt I could email it to you.

Submitted by: Anne Smith

Glasgow, Scotland

14/12/10

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Great Site, just wondered if anbody remembers my family from 73 Thistle Street? My Grandad lived on the second story, we lived on the third. Been trying to check family history, Granda, Richard (Dick) had four brothers, never knew any of them, only Russells I knew lived up 73 !! Granny died before me, maiden name "Irvine" and my mother died after my sister was born, maiden name "Moore" from Cowcaddens area I believe. Anybody remember the Rooneys, Wiseman's, Johnstone's, Crawford's, Columb's and the Duffys from between Rutherglen Road and Clelland Street, in Thistle Street? Also remember the Clelland Bar on Hospital Street. Went there one night to see the "old" man, Bobby Russell, sat in the lounge listening to the band when the YYC dropped in, if it wasn't for half brother Alan Jones coming in I might not have been writing this, along with him was "Spider", Tam Lyons and probably the best "fitbaw" player that I have ever seen, John Williamson, "Wullsy" as he was known. Hope this site keeps going, never mind "Facebook". Look forward to hearing from anyone who remembers me Billy and Richard.

Submitted by: Irvine Russell 

Ontario, Canada

14/12/10

Email: irv73@rogers.com


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F.A.O. Pat Holland - Thanks Pat for your reply regarding Dixon Blazes. I was a bit confused as I seem to remember Dixon Blazes Estate being just past Braehead Street in the Oatlands, but a friend had mentioned Dixon Blazes was actually up Polmadie Street towards Calder Street. Will pick up a copy of the book you mentioned. Thanks again - Terry

Submitted by: Terry

13/12/10

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F.A.O. Georgie Porgie - hello again, Agnes here. Well it works out I am younger than you haha. I'm 62. You were talking about the Citizens in Gorbals Street - we were taken there when we were young to the pantomine. Now, over half a century later, I took my wee grandson there last Saturday the 4th December to the childrens show called "Wonderland." It was great - he loved it. You have had an interesting life Georgie, 3 wifes eh? Some weather we have been getting - hope you have not been stuck in the house to much. I live in Castlemilk, on the Croftfoot Road, so it's been pretty rubbish. Oh well, it won't be long till summer will be here again. I think that will be next June on a Tuesday afternoon and it will last an hour and a half!! Can't wait hehe. Well pal it's 1.15am on Monday morning and I am going out for that last of my Christmas shopping with my daughter in the morning so I am off to get some ugly sleep. Bye for now. Have a good Christmas and a happy and healthy 2011 Georgie.

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity

Glasgow, Scotland

12/12/10

Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk


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My dad grew up in the Gorbals. Does anyone remember the Healy family? They were Eddie, Tommy, Margaret, John, Frank (my dad) and Desmond.
Submitted by: Margaret Forbes
Cumbernauld, Scotland
12/12/10
Email: mags2135@hotmail.com

To each and everyone of you ....Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Submitted by: Ann Davies

England

11/12/10

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F.A.O. Amelia - was May O'Brian Father O'Brian's daughter? I remember he had a daughter but I thought her name was Margaret for some reason. I didn't know her well as she was a bit older than me (I'm 72 in March). The name Gallacher rings a bell as well - was there any boys in the family? We left Salisbury in 1953-54 When I was about 15. Do you remember the little girl who lived at 29 or 31. I think her name was Bennet - she was standing on a chair at the fireplace to get something on the mantlepiece and her nightie caught fire and she died from burns and shock. We used to have backcourt concerts and my cousin Anne Macandrew and I did Highland dancing that we were taught at the club in Chalmers church - the best days of my life and great memories too. Keep well, Cathie.

Submitted by: Cathie

Blackpool, England

10/12/10

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Having grown up at the top end of Thistle Street, I have often wondered when these tenements were built.

Submitted by: John Bonar

Melbourne, Australia

10/12/10

Email: jbonar@y7mail.com


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For the attention of Barbara - I have emailed you two photos of Roseberry Street and some info about Blythswood Square. Norrie.

Submitted by: Norman McNamee

Rutherglen, Glasgow

09/12/10

Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com


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I see that there have been two startling discoveries in Scotland. One being the use of an existing Diabetis drug to successfully arrest Alzheimhers disease. The other, again using an existing drug to treat MS. What great news for the sufferers of those dreadful afflictions, and good for Scotland. On another note Glasgow has regained it's "Curry Capital of UK" title, beating out likely places like Wolverhampton, Bradford etc....Who would have thought?

Submitted by: Davie Graham

Edmonton, Canada

09/12/10

Email: mcscrum@telus.net


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F.A.O. Amelia - Hi Amelia do you remember the newsagents shop in Moffat Street - was it Reids? You were able to get homemade tablet there which was fab!! Also Bennets Dairy at the corner of Moffat Street and Oregan Street, then on the other corner Barneys Bar? I remember there was a fight outside of the Bar one night. There were policemen in the bar after closing time and a few members of the Cumbie Gang were wanting in, the policemen ran out the side door in Oregan Street and legged it down the lane. I think the Gunn brothers were in the bar drinking and when they came out the Cumbie were waiting for them. I had nightmares for weeks afterwards. Duncan McDonald was part of the Cumbie and he lived next door to us. What a sore face he had after that fight. John McCue lived up 450 Moffat Street and he was a Cumbie member as well. Did you live in Moffat Street when that happened Amelia? Does anyone else remember that night? Hope you are all keeping warm?

Submitted by: Phil

Perth, Scotland

09/12/10

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Hi Amelia, just read my post to you and of course it was round Abbotsford Place and down Cavendish Street, not Cumberland Street into Salisbury. Only excuse I've got is old age creeping in too fast .Cathie XX

Submitted by: Cathie

Blackpool, England

08/12/10

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F.A.O. Cathie from Blackpool - I stayed up 27 Salisbury, 2 up to the front we had a single end. My dad was a miner and we got a house in Dunfermline, stuck it for about a couple of weeks. We had our own door 5 apartment when we came back to our single end as we hadn't given it up. Later on, we moved to a room and kitchen inside toilet top flat up number 15 next to George's Dairy. That's where I got married from. Annie Burrell, May O'Brien and Margaret Gallagher were all my pals - they stayed up 18/25/29 Salisbury. Amelia.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh

Glasgow, Scotland

08/12/10

Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com


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Hi - I have recently discovered that my husband's grandfather came from the Gorbals. His great grandfather was Patrick Gallagher from Co. Sligo and his great grandmother Ann Gallagher (Davey) from Ireland. Their children were Patrick, William, Mary-Ann (married Charles Kain) John (who married Margaret Fay from Co. Down, Susan (Sarah). Patrick Gallacher died in 1915 in 185 Waddell Street and Ann died in 1917 in 167 Renfrew Street. John, whose children returned to Co. Down, died in 121 Florence Street in 1938. I would be interested to hear if there are any descendants or if anyone ever heard of them.

Submitted by: Janet Gallagher

Portaferry, Irelend

06/12/10

Email: gallagher630@btinternet.com


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I remember when I went to Abbotsford Place School - it was around 59/60. We had some drama teachers coming round giving us dancing, singing, acting lessons. I really enjoyed it - they choose a group of kids out of all the schools in the Gorbals to do a play for Glasgow University professors (a bit like X Factor !) The woman who organised it all was a Mrs Scotland - can anyone remember this? I was lucky enough to get a lead part in the play. It was a fantastic day out - we had all our best gear on and were taken up to the Uni in great style. The professors gave us all a rapturous applause.

Submitted by: Billy Malcom

Glasgow, Scotland

05/12/10

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I hope you're all wearing your liberty bodices in this cold weather!

Submitted by: Rose Doyle

Donegal, Ireland

04/12/10

Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com


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Hi everyone. My grandfather John Cogrove (deceased) hailed from the Gorbals before settling in Liverpool some time between the first and second world wars. I don't know much about his family history. I think he may have had brothers called Edward and Hughie. As the story goes, he left the Gorbals after his mother died, because he could not handle the fact that his father then remarried his mother's sister. Am interested in finding out more about my grandfather's family history and if anyone could help in any way from the skant information I have supplied, I would be grateful.

Submitted by: Maria Mannix

Newcastle, England

04/12/10

Email: cosgroveier1@live.co.uk


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Hi, my name is Cara. I'm doing some research into community living. I've loved reading people's memories of living in the Gorbals pre-war and would love to hear somemore stories. If anyone has a minute to share their memories with me it would be much appreciated, Many thanks, Cara.

Submitted by: Cara

Perth, Scotland

04/12/10

Email: philbert25@hotmail.co.uk


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F.A.O. Terry - Dixon's Blazes was started by the industrialist William Dixon. The blast furnaces lit the sky's for 120 years till they were closed in 1959. His grandson William developed the district of Govanhill in the 1870's to house his workers. The Blazes were originally called the Govan iron works. The last of the site was cleared in 1968 and turned into an industrial estate. If you get "The Gorbals an Illustrated History", all you need to know is in it. I hope this helps. Be lucky, Pat.

Submitted by: Pat Holland

London, England

02/12/10

Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk


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Thought I would share this wee joke from the Sunday Post on such a dreich day. What do you call a person who wont wear pyjamas?? A JAMMIE DODGER !! Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh

Glasgow, Scotland

03/12/10

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Hello Agnes - Nice to hear from you again. I hope your wrapped up well - it's so cauld outside. Congrats on your marriage and I am sure you're still in love hen! 41 years! I had such a bad reputation with the lassies in the Gorbals - none of them would have me ha ha. I married a girl from Blackpool but after two years together she joined the Air Force and that was ta ta bella. My second marriage was to a Spanish girl which lasted 8 years she could not stand the cauld in Glasgow and went back to Valencia. My third and final marriage was to a girl from Renfrew. We were together for a wonderful 11 years and had three kids sadly she passed away. So auld Georgie didnae have much luck. I am on my own now and enjoy reading in here - its great fun. I am, as you say, possibly a wee bit younger than yourself. I'm 63, still fit and get around ok. I used to go to the Citizens and the Alhambra during the early 70s. Great days. Take care hen.
Hi Ann from Canada - I never stayed in SalisburySstreet but ran about there. Do you think you know me?

Submitted by: Georgie Porgie

Glasgow, Scotland

03/12/10

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F.A.O. Amelia - thanks for your help on the shop names. Of course as soon as I read your post it all came flooding back. I remember George's Dairy and Mrs Bradley's where I got my comics and my mum's Red Star, Family Star and Peoples Friend.I still can't remember the chip shop - was it Jacks? I do remember Maxwell's as one day my mum sent me to Reid's Bakers and as I was passing Maxwells there were some men standing outside talking and one of them threw his arm backwards describing something to his mates and smacked me in the face. I fell backwards and landed on my bum and they all fell about laughing well that was the biggest riddy I've ever had. There was no way I was coming back that way so I had to do a detour round Abbotsford Place, down Cumberland Street and back into Salisbury Street. I lived 3 stairs up at no.33 and the bookies were in our close when they weren't getting chased by the polis. Hope everyone on here has a good Christmas and a happy New Year. Cheers Cathie xx

Submitted by: Cathie

Blackpool, England

02/12/10

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Does anyone know how many flats there were in 44 Rosebery Street? There seems to be quite a lot of my family (G G Grandparents and In-Laws etc.) in this close in 1901 on different pages of the census record - so not all in one household? Also was this street far from Blythswood Square? My G G G Grandma died there at 05.30am in 1907 in an Architects office - we have no idea what a 70yr old would be doing in a place like that - considering she had advanced cancer - she had been a domestic servant at one point... but was living off a pension in a wee house on the West Coast - we can only presume she was visiting her family in the Gorbals. Hmm curious.

Submitted by: Barbara Morrison

Guildford, England

02/12/10

Email: sparklemouse@ntlworld.com


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Hello. I'm hoping that someone knows the Gallacher family that resided at 179 Gorbals Street in the mid 1930's. Father John (brassmoulder journeyman), mother Rose (nee Farrelly) and second youngest child Theresa Anne (born 1935 October 12). There were 3 other children, a boy and a girl older than Theresa Anne and a girl younger than Theresa Anne. If anyone has any information about this family I would love to hear from you.

Submitted by: Lisa Ventrudo

Calgary, Canada

02/12/10

Email: wizi66@hotmail.com


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Webmaster - what a lovely message - and what a grand job you do! Peace and goodwill to all and thankfully no more bad or intimating comments!

Submitted by: Auld Biddy

England

02/12/10

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Hi - my name is Helen Michels - my maiden name is Mulholland. I grew up in Granton Street, Oatlands. Does anybody remember any of my family? They lived in Rosyth Street. My dad's name was Michael Mulholland - he had five sisters: Margaret, Ellen, Isa, Mary, Cathy Jean - if anybody remembers would love to hear from you. Regards Helen.

Submitted by: Helen Michels

Sinzig, Germany

01/12/10

Email: helen@web-michels.de


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