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Helen Walker pleased to read your postings lass, you make a lot of sense, you might be aware the same person under so so many aliases tried to get to me, but I just laugh it off, a wee tip, ignore him he will eventually go away and play with his big g w toys, he is an attention seeker , if you dont mind me asking did you attend Abbotsford place school in the 60s, as I remember a Helen Walker with fairish blond hair? all the best lass Big Tam
Submitted by: Tam Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
31/08/10
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At the risk of sounding like the "pedantic sod" I warned about, I think Mick Gallagher is mistaken. I also came from that side of Lawmoor St, 109 to be exact, and it was Hutchesontown not Oatlands. I would say the Oatlands started at the Ritz picture house, where Rutherglen Rd joined with Caledonia Rd. I could be wrong, but I never have been before. I thought I was wrong once, but I was mistaken! Also, I noticed someone called Jolly was mentioned in an enquiry. Would this person be related to Teresa Jolly, who married a chap called Goodfellow and thus became Teresa Jolly Goodfellow?
Submitted by: Pammy Young
Glasgow, Scotland
31/08/10
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My new monthly "Trollybus Awards". 1. "Gone with the wind" T.Q. 2. "Braveheart" Helen Walker 3. "Love is all around" N mc Namee 4 " True stories" Agnes & Doris 5. " Memories" Jim / Jannie 6. "The devil rides out" Big giant wee man 7. " Funny Man" Iain Hossack 8. "One flew over the Cukoos nest" Major Marque 9." Silence is Golden" All. Fakers 10." A true Gorbals lassie" Rita Moffat Hope you all liked this months awards true to the end Iain.
Submitted by: Iain Cleary
Glasgow, Scotland
29/08/10
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Rita Moffat, good to hear from you again you brought memories with the tadpoles, we went to the Queens park to do our bit of fishin, did you ever see the bats flyin at Roukin Glen? My there was a lot of home made fun as you said, we used to sit on our bums all day taking car numbers, train numbers things you could never think of today, and eating my puff candy I didnt have a care in the whole world with big holes in the soles of my feet I tramped thro the Gorbals to my hearts content. James Fletcher, YES I did similar things to get my bottles sold and found Bullochs the off licensee impossible they never once took my bottles, the Kiloreon bar was the easiest wee Johnny the barman was magic. Good luck Iain
Submitted by: Iain Hossack
Glasgow, Scotland
29/08/10
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Hello Agnes sweetheart, hope your having a great day, yesiree the Church was in the top end of Cumberland street, between Egliton st and Abbotsford place , its well gone so has the whole of that side of the road, georgie used to do a wee bit of winchin in them old closes up there it was not far away from my old street Nicholson street, the Church itself was magnificent and had beautiful gardens at the front, I was in it a few times we used to attend the wrestling classes, but I preferred wrestling with the girls ha ha friendly wrestling so I left to do what I knew best! did you come from near by love? see you Georgie
Submitted by: GEORGIE PORGIE
Glasgow, Scotland
29/08/10
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my mum was born in 71 South Portland St. to Margaret Finlay and Alexander Lawrie. Margaret died the day after my mum was born on 22 Sep 1940. He father abandoned her and her 4 siblings which I don't think was uncommon back then!!
Submitted by: Anne Henry
East Kilbride, Scotland
29/08/10
Email: annechenry@aol.co.uk

Maniac drivers,double parked for a pie out of greggs,junkies and winos treking around like spacemen and neds and children disrespecting anything that moves.Another day in crown street
Submitted by: disgruntled
glasgow, scotland
28/08/10
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DOES ANYONE OUT THERE REMEMBER GOING TO THE BILL HALEY CONCERT? CAN,T REMEMBER WHAT THEATRE BUT IT WAS IN THE 50S THAT WAS MY FIRST TASTE OF ROCK,N,ROLL. HERSELF THE ELF EMILY BIROS
Submitted by: EMILY BIROS
California, USA
28/08/10
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AAAAAHHH JUST GOT THE SAD NEWS ABOUT A OLD FRIEND JOHN MC CUE WHO PASSED AWAY LAST WEEK AND WAS TOLD AT HIS FUNERAL NOT TO MANY OF US MATURE ONE S LEFT.. RIP JOHN WONDER IF U DO MEET UP WI AWE THE AULD PALS NOO THAT WID BE WAN HELLUVA CONVERSATION.....ARTIE HE TOOK THE NEWS RATHER BADLY , AND WISHED THAT HE COULD HAVE BEEN THERE BUT LIKE I TOLD HIM YOU WERE THERE IN YOUR MIND AND HEART... I HAVE FOUND FACE BOOK AND ALL I CAN SAY IS WOW LOTS OF PEOPLE THAT I HAD FORGOT ABOUT DONT KNOW IF I LIKE IT TO MUCH BUT WILL SEE....WENT ROLLER SKATING WI THE WEANS OCH N OCH AGAIN MA ANKLES WERE KILLIN ME AND ONLY FELL A COUPLE OF TIMES ONLY BECAUSE THEY WERE PUSHING AND SHOVING ME BUT HEY RITA AM GONNA STICK TO THE PEERIE IT IS SAFER...... GLAD TO SEE THAT SAM HE IS GETTING ON AND AH KNOW THE FOLKS WILL JUST LOVE HIS BROUGE SEEMS IN THIS COUNTRY EVERY ONE HAS A SCOTTISH OR IRISH GRANNIE NAE MAITER WHIT COLOUR YOU ARE AYE A GUESS WE ARE ALL JOCK TAMSONS BAIRNS......HOPE EVERY ONE IS WELL AND NOW THE WEANS ARE BACK IN SCHOOL I HAVE MY LIFE BACK AGAIN (grandchildren) no more beach swimming and all the stuff to keep them happy . I SAY KEEP THEM WEE PEOPLE IN SCHOOL ALLL YEAR AND SEND THEM HOME ON HOLIDAYS (joking) well am aff ti the garage and yard sales IT IS A LOCAL THING AND ONE DOES FIND SOME DECENT THINGS AM ALWAYS LOOKING FOR STUFF FOR THE YARD AND GERDIN.....STAY HEALTHY AND HAPPY DAM
Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
California, USA
28/08/10
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My partner is Thomas Thomson of Surrey Street, Glasgow. His father was David Thomson who had brothers named William, Andrew, a sister named Isobel who married an Englishman named Thomas Jeffries. Any information or leads on family member whereabouts is gratefully appreciated. We know little of this side of the family. Thank you. Judy.
Submitted by: Judith Aracsy
Penrith, Australia
28/08/10
Email: tamoshanter@tpg.com.au

For JANE HARRISON I have now moved to USA 0ne month now.I do miss my Gorbals Hi to all i enjoyed looking over the postings.
Submitted by: Marie Kelly
USA
28/08/10
Email: may51@hotmail.co.uk

fao cathie blackpool. hi if you google rennick church gorbals glasgow,there is some great photos of the church, and lots more photos of the last days of the gorbals.regards agnes.
Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
28/08/10
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk

Many Thanks manupaclose, you really have jogged my memory. I remember Ian well, I just couldnt remember his name,its more than 35 years ago.I remember Morag as well she was a really nice person. As I said in a previous posting Ian was in charge at Balmacarra, I was think Rab Stevenson (RIP) was one of the helpers . They took about a dozen of us to Skye one day to look at a cave, when we came out of the cave the tide had come in, Ian had some climbing ropes with him and we had to climb up this rock face all roped together to escape the incoming tide, it was a miracle no one was killed.As far as i remember before the playbarn was built crossraods had a flat at the corner of Eglinton St and Norfolk St where we used to go, the guys who started crossroads were sort of hippies from the sixties, thats the impression I had. Crossroads was an important part of mine and an awful lot of Gorbals kids growing up then.
Submitted by: Big Giant Wee Man
Glasgow, Scotland
27/08/10
Email: biggiant weeman@yahoo.com

hi sam glad to see that you are getting the hang of it..see i told you it would work out....you must be talking ha ha posh now that folks can get a gist of what you are saying......sam if you by any chance get to aspen a lot of brits there working , and ask for justin gordon they all work the clubs and resturants, justin he knows every one , he is from new jersey and used to live in kearny so when do you think that you will be on the road? it gets pretty ciold were you are at but a great place to visit, and the winter sports will be happening soon ha you might even bump into a few soccer fans or a rich burd now would that not be nice.......so enjoy everything you can and keep useing the brouge not to thick though it does open doors honest.....take care safe driving and dont forget yir woolin city slickers (knickers) good health doris hi rita and every one else.
Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
California, USA
27/08/10
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Hi Emily Biros... Hope you are well and fit cousin.. xx
Submitted by: David
East Kilbride, Scotland
27/08/10
Email: david.morland@blueyonder.co.uk

Hi, I am looking for Ella Watson and Joe Tohill. I lived at 121 Lawnmoor Street but went to New Zealand in 1953 with my parents. I now live in Australia. If either of you get this please reply. Laurie.
Submitted by: Laurie McCabe
Queensland, Australia
27/08/10
Email: laurieandjoc@windowslive.com

F.A.O. Big Giant Wee Man - The man you refer to who died while climbing The Matterhorn and was Involved with The Crossroads Playbarn was Ian Ferris, His wife was called Morag, They lived at the top of Cumberland Street at Eglinton Street, Morag Ferris was my teacher at Blackfriars Primary School 'circa 1972.'
Submitted by: Manupaclose
Glasgow, Scotland
26/08/10
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Great to see us back on track - I thought all the golden oldies had popped their clogs!! Saw the post relating to Ayton Sandwiches. It's amazing how much you think you've forgotten until someone mentions something you loved. Glad to hear Rita has mastered the whip and peerie again. I'd love a wee shot. My favourite was "doublers" but you don't seem to get the proper bouncing rubber balls just old tennis balls. Keep the posts coming in. Cheers, Nan.
Submitted by: Nan Cameron
Glasgow, Scotland
26/08/10
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk

Hi Agnes - talking about churches, there was the Rennick Church on Cumberland Street between Abbotsford Place and Eglinton Street. Is it still there or has it been demolished along with all the other ones?
Submitted by: Cathie
Blackpool, England
26/08/10
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Noticed the old "where is Gorbals" argy bargy still on the go. Who gives a toss but go to "The Glasgow Story", click on valuation rolls then ward maps. All you need is their streets with names and hunners o' quiz answers, Be warned - once you get into it you will be there for hours. Tons of memories from the forties etc.
Submitted by: Anonymous
Glasgow, Scotland
26/08/10
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Big giant wee man - I have been reading your postings for quite some time and you say you live in the Gorbals and have never left it, is that correct? Then may I ask why your address is London, England when sometimes it's Glasgow? Seems you're in two places at once. I would also like to know why you accuse at least eight people on here of being "Stoat the baws?" Your language is distasteful and aggressive and I have informed the webmaster of the meaning behind these posts.
Submitted by: Helen Walker
Basingstoke, England
26/08/10
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Nicky Miller - I played football all my life so did my elder brothers. I remember Geoff Shaw - we all played for Crossroads, Big Budgie from Eglington street - he was the character at the time. Dougie Flannagan was tall and lanky but a great player. I see someone has written in about Andy St. John - my brothers or me have never heard of him so this guy is leading you up the garden path. We went to Balloch and to Rouken Glen and had street parties but never anywhere else - nissen huts a lot of baloney. I stayed upstairs in the flat at Abbotsford Lane with Geoff and his family many a time. He was a fair man. We did not have many successful teams as players would always let us down and not turn up. We played up the Rex and Glesga Green and we used to wear red and white kit. I have photos of me and my brothers with Geoff and all the players over a period of ten years - you're welcome to have copies. Doris - many thanks for your kind letter love - I will keep you posted and I am beginning to enjoy it out here. Seems like my accent, never mind my skills, is popular!! Haha. Take care all, Sam.
Submitted by: Sam Hallidice
USA
26/08/10
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Hi Peter Coyle. I will check my files. I should have photos of Nicholson Street - not sure of the number but I will email you what I find. Please let me know if you get the photos (some folk don't bother). Bye for now, Norrie.
Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
26/08/10
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

F.A.O. Rita Moffat - Hi Rita. You mentioned Hayfield Street. Can I ask you, do you remember a guy called Geordie Hay - he was a pal of mine years ago. Him and John Paton were pals. Can I ask do you still get Ayton sandwiches? I used to love them. Take care, Pat.
Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
26/08/10
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk

Pat - I worked at the old Metropole Theatre. While working my day job, I was doing my usherette there at night and weekends saving to come to the states. I was there when Lex McLean and Billy Rusk were the big stars. It was a great place in its day. When we were young my mum would take us there - I remember standing in the lane waiting to get in as we were up in the nosebleed seats, good memories.
Mick - I remember the rag man and running up and asking my mum for rags. If you had woolen rags, you got a better toy. Anytime my mum had anything made out of wool she would unravle it and knit us kids socks with it so we never got the better toy. Herself the Elf, Emily Biros.
Submitted by: Emily Biros
California, USA
25/08/10
Email: glasgowlassie@hotmail.com

John Robertson was a friend of my father David Morland - Florence Street boys. John was taken prisoner at the fall of Singapore. Taken to Burma/Thailand and was made to work on hells railway (The Bridge over The River Kwai). When the British, Australian and Indian forces came through Burma and Thailand, John who had survived and others were marched back to a Japanese prison ship. The ship was sunk by a USA sub when it was torpedoed. John was one of over 500 out of 900 who drowned and his memory lives on at a war graves cemetery in Singapore. Anyone out their who knows the family please get in touch. My father until he died in 1990 talked fondly of his very good pal. Anyone with contacts of John's family please get in touch. Cheers a very good site. I thank the crew and moderator for all their hard work. Further info I can make available to family of Johns.
Submitted by: David Morland
East Kilbride. Scotland
25/08/10
Email: david.morland@blueyonder.co.uk

Anyone who lived in or around 246 Florence Street please let me know. Many thanks. JMG.
Submitted by: Jim McGill
Lancing, England
25/08/10
Email: mcgill_j2@sky.com

Do you remember the wheelbarrow a guy used to push around by hand shouting, "Toys for Rags?" I would run up three flights of stairs and ask my mammy if she have any rags for the rag man? My mammy would reply, "Go and tell him it's rags we're wearing." Mick.
Submitted by: Mick Gallagher
Glasgow, Scotland
24/08/10
Email: dumpingram@hotmail.com

To Nicky Miller regarding Crossroads, I was there at the beginning, a poor wean in need. One person you left out or are not aware of is Andy St John, an English film director (pronounced sin-gin). He ran the playbarn when it opened up in the early - mid seventies, crossroads had a few nissan huts in a place called Balmacara just across the water from Skye, and we would be taken there for a holiday. There was a guy who ran the Balmacara site whose name has slipped my mind - he actually died in a mountaineering accident climbing the Matterhorn. If you want any more information about Crossroads, please email me at biggiantweeman@yahoo.com. As for protecting my anonymity, I live in the Gorbals unlike over 90 percent of the people who contribute here. The Gorbals is a small place now and I prefer anonymity.
Submitted by: Big Giant Wee Man
Glasgow, Scotland
23/08/10
Email: biggiantweeman@yahoo.com

Hiya folks. Thinking recently about memory. Isn't it odd how you can remember tiny details from 50 some years ago and can't remember what happened 2 minutes ago! Anyway, my wee pals from years ago keep comming into my head sooo I am going to give another try at contacting them. Ann Hay - from Hayfield School and John Street School; Phamie Duff from Hayfield; Martha Quinn from Hayfield; Pauline Ferguson; Ellen Watson Hayfield; Helen Kater/Cater - I believe Helen came from Waddell Street and lived in Canada? Cheers Rita x
Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
23/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Georgie Porgy - Hello there. I was talking about Gorbals parish church at the corner of Pollokshaws Road & Cumberland Street. I watched it being pulled down on Friday the 16th of July. Was there another church in Cumberland Street? Regards Agnes.
Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
22/08/10
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk

F.A.O. Doreen - I lived at number 43 Sandyfaulds Street and I think the Camerons lived in my close. There was a family in your close called Mitchell. The dad was always working on a car in the street. The rag 'n' bone man was called Jackson. I too moved to Commercial Court. Hope you're well Pat.
Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
20/08/10
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk

Does anyone remember going to the "Metropole Theatre" and seeing "Jimmy Logan" and his mother and brother? He was the funny one and the only reason I think people went to see their show. The brother thought he could sing like "Sinatra" but when Jimmy got serious he would bring the house down. Those where great times.
Submitted by: Pat Lynch
Los Angeles, USA
20/08/10
Email: glasgopati@aol.com

Hi Tucker. One side of Lawmoor Street was Gorbals and the other side were I lived at 331 was a posh area called Oatlands. Mick
Submitted by: Mick Gallagher
Glasgow, Scotland
19/08/10
Email: dumpingram@hotmail.com

At the risk of incurring the wrath of others, in reply to Tucker from Cambridge, I would say the Gorbals, into which I would incorporate Laurieston and Hutchesontown, ran north to south from the Clyde at Adelphi Street up to the Gushet at the top of Crown Street and east to west from the Clyde again at Waterside Street to Bridge Street. I think I've got it about right, but no doubt if I haven't, some pedantic sod will correct me. Cheers, Pammy.
Submitted by: Pammy Young
Glasgow, Scotland
19/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

Nice to see this site is getting back on track, and good to hear Sam Hallidice is coaching the young girls in the USA. They call football soccer!! Also a diaper is a nappy and a pacifier is a dummy. Well The Big Giant Wee Man will be heading over the Jamaica Bridge later, might go into Macsorley's. There are so few pubs left in the Gorbals now, TTFN.
Submitted by: Big Giant Wee Man 
London, England
19/08/10
Email: biggiantweeman@yahoo.com

Anyone remember my da? His name was John Gallacher (skeets). We lived in Camden Street no 176 next to the school from about 1963-1968.
Submitted by: Bryan Gallacher
Northampton, England
19/08/10
Email: bgallacher@talk21.com

Hi Frank Ford, your memory is correct - the suspension bridge is at the bottom of South Portland Street and Carlton Place. Bye for now, Norrie.
Submitted by: Norman mcNamee 
Glasgow, Scotland
18/08/10
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

Hi Sam, glad to see that you are somewhere I think Colorado? About you being a Rangers fan - it doesn't matter the Scots club is all proddies (grin) and I am sure the Irish club would welcome you also. You have to still remember the American top sport is still what they call football and soccer is tagging along. No matter were you go, your brouge is an asset so use it and talk like you read. Slow down - people have to get tuned in to you. Let me know when you are heading to LA - will arrange something, so drive safe and everyday will be a great trip....best of British, Doris aka DAM.
Submitted by: Dorisn McIntyre
California, USA
18/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

To Iain Hossack, Irene Muir, Christina Philbin - Summertime when we were wee...well, summer is nearly over but the posting about memories of summers gone by keep returning to my head. The list of activities seems endless, the back street concerts, away feeding the ducks in the ducksie. At least we called them ducks but they were as they are now - SWANS! Catching baggie minnies and putting them in a jeely jaur wi a string handle. Boasting about the fat baggie minnies we called doctors for some strange reason. Being sick efter 3 times in a row on the waltzers. Playing film stars, statues chases and rounders in Hayfield Street. Climbing over the railings to get into the swings at Hayfield Street school. Burling roon and roon the maypole. Watching my cousins do their acrobatic stuff on the American swings in Glesca Green. Making castles wi moats in the sauny pawn. Nay time for Xboxes or mobile phones in those days - too busy making our own fun. Rita x
Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
18/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

Trying to find a family member belonging to Thomas Warren from the Gorbles. He's Tommy's 3rd born child, a boy born in the mid 60's, and I think his name was Christopher. If anyone can help me, or knows anything, it'd be much appreciated.
Submitted by: Anne Niehus
Burrajja, Australia
18/08/10
Email: anne.niehus@yahoo.com.au

It's 1953 - the Coronation in Lawmoor Street. The bunting is all up on the street, someone has brought out their stereo outside and everyone is up there dancing, myself included. It was a great atmosphere, now that is something you will never see again.
Submitted by: Catherine Davidson
San Diego, USA
18/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

Hi, I'm looking for anyone who knew my father John who lived in Oatlands during and after the war till sometime in the fifties, when the family moved to Castlemilk. His mother was Annie, Father Andrew and his 2 sisters are Jean and Isabel. I am also looking for information on the football team RanCel F.C who were runners up in the Glasgow Cup Final of 1955 - my dad was the goalie. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
Submitted by: John Hogg
Glasgow, Scotland
17/08/10
Email: johnhogg6@aol.com

F.A.O. Iain Hossack - Ah remember when Bullochs at cumberland Street and Eglington Street and Sproules at Turrif Street and Eglinton Street started putting stamps on ther Beeries. Wit ah dun wis tae get ma hauns oan wan ah they John Bull printing sets, a wee bottle ah blue ink, and wae a penknife, moulded as best ah cud the shape ah the stamps oan the printin set then stamped the empty beerie. Bingo, ma very 1st forgery aged 8yrs. Great days. Thanx Ian. The Jannie. x
Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
17/08/10
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com

Does anybody know Thia Johnston? She is my mum. I lived in Germiston, 16 Stronsay Street or did anybody go to Rosemount Primary?
Submitted by: Brian McKinnon 
Colorado, USA
17/08/10
Email: mbjmck@msn.com

To Ian Hossack, I read your mention about a Dennis Fraser - it sounds like my partner who died 2008. He too was a Gorbals boy and he was always a gentle giant till he passed away. Loved and missed by everyone who knew him. By the way, he was always a Dennis the Menace. He died age 60.
Submitted by: Myra
Glasgow, Scotland
15/08/10
Email: myrajigy1@aol.com

My partner is Thomas Thomson of Surrey Street, Glasgow. His father was David Thomson who had brothers named William, Andrew, a sister named Isobel who married an Englishman named Thomas Jeffries. Any information or leads on family member whereabouts is gratefully appreciated. We know little of this side of the family. Thank you. Judy.
Submitted by: Judith Aracsy
Penrith, Australia
15/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

I am writing a book on the murder of Michael McGurk. He was shot in Sydney last year. I believe he grew up in the Gorbals as Mick Rushford. His date of birth was 26 January, 1964. His mother Jean divorced his father Eddie McGurk and married Bob Rushford. If anyone can help, I would be most grateful, Kate.
Submitted by: Kate McClymont
Sydney, Australia
13/08/10
Email: kmcclymont@smh.com.au

Hi Rita - feeling a bit nostalgic after reading your letter on auld Glesca toon. It's been a few years since I was last up there and it was looking great - quite cosmopolitan and I'm like you - I walk about looking up at the buildings in the city centre and amazed at the beautiful architecture and wondering why I never noticed this when I was young. I loved going into the St.Enochs shopping centre, having a coffee and just watching the people and listening to the guid Scots tongue. You don't realise how much you miss it all till you go back for a visit. I will be back to visit soon - can't wait. Hope your peerie's still spinning Rita. Hope you are well. Cathie
Submitted by: Cathie
Blackpool, England
14/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Bob Kidd. Sorry for taking so long to get back to you. I remember the Sullivans and the Scotlands were cousins. Hughie Scotland was my age and his cousin Margaret Sullivan was my age too. We were all part of a group who were friends and played together and I have great memories of all the fun we had. Is it my imagination or did it always seem to be summertime when we were young?
F.A.O. John Miller. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. I left Abbotsford School in 1950 when I sat the qually exam and went on to Strathbungo. It must be old age but the only teacher's name I can remember is Mrs Macfarlane. Keep well, Cathie.
Submitted by: Cathie
Blackpool, England
13/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

Hi. I recently heard form Joe Toehill from the Gorbals. He was a pal of my brother Laurie. We lived at 121 Lawmoor Street from 1946 to 1953. Could Joe please get back to me as my brother would like to make contact. Thanks, Norma.
Submitted by: Norma Larkin nee McCabe
Auckland, New Zealand
13/08/10
Email: norma@edl.co.nz

Watching Taggart the other night and saw it had been filmed in and around St Francis. It was strange to see a TV murdurrrr taking place inside the chapel that holds so many memories from my childhood.
Submitted by: Mac
Greenock, Glasgow
10/08/10
Email: Speak2Marky@googlemail.com

Just been reading the site - strange how memories come back. I lived at 106 Florence Street when I was 4 (1949) ground floor. Old Paddy McQuade was my grandfather, Wee Maude was granny and I remember four uncles Big Mick McQuade , Andy Jolly, Jimmy Schofield, Henry McAllister and my Da Paddy ( A right waster) Wee Muade apparently was very social!! Then I remember Cavendish Street and playing on the big turntable at the rail yards, moved shortly after that to Patterton Camp near Rouken Glen. May not mean anything to anyone but the memories are priceless.
Submitted by: Mac
Arkansas, USA
09/08/10
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Looking for information about Kate McCulloch who lived in Wolsley Street, Oatlands, around the 1940s or 1950s she had a daughter called Rose who died in 1941 and I believe she had two other daughters and I think there was a son - would be grateful for any information. Thank you.
Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
09/08/10
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Hello, I was born at 168 Nicholson Street, Glasgow. My mother was described on my birth certificate as a bond store worker - her name is Elizabeth Coyle who was born in Brook Street, Calton in 1924. Does anyone have any photos of 168 Nicholson Street? Regards, Peter Coyle.
Submitted by: peter Coyle
Edinburgh, Scotland
09/08/10
Email: petcoy1963@yahoo.co.uk

Did anyone work with Geoff Shaw, Walter Fyfe, John and Molly Harvey and Lilias Graham and possibly the Gorbals group and Crossroads. I work for crossroads to this day, managing their youth centre in the Gorbals and I am currently reading Geoff's book which has inspired me to carry on some of his work for the organisation. I would welcome speaking/meeting with anyone who has made contact with the individuals above and Crossroads in the years gone by. Regards Nicky.
Submitted by: Nicky Miller
Glasgow, Scotland
08/08/10
Email: nickymiller8@hotmail.com

To Auld Soosider - you asked for summer memories. Lots...long, long days playing in the back or in Glesca Green if you got lucky. Playing with melted tar from the then, cobbled McNeil Street. Getting tar on my dresses, arms legs and hair! Getting laldie for this. Remember ma Mammy putting margarine on the tar to melt it. One year, this was an unsuccessful ploy and I had to get dodds of tar cut out from my hair. Didnae make the mistake of getting tar oan ma herr again. An early realisation of consequences.... Glesca Fair when all the factories shut down infact it seemed the world shut down. Plenty of "bungs" for your Fairn from aunties and uncles. Feeling very sorry though, for the wives whose men went on the Ran Dan and drank too much of the holiday money, tried to make it up by gambling on the horses. Guess what? Ended up losing the lot - dead skint with three weeks to the next pay poke!! The men widnae get a way wi that these days!! Loved the "shows" that came to Glesca Green every Fair - the excitement, the music. Great fun from waltzers, motor bikes, steam boats, the Wall of Death, Helter Skelter then there were the side shows - anyone remember the headless wummin? The mother stood outside persuading folk to come in whilst the two daughters not exactly the ideal size 12... gave a very energetic kinda can-can dance all to pull the crowds in. Great fun and not a computer game in sight.. Rita x
Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
08/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

Does anyone know an old friend of mine called Tam Dougan? He used to live in Bedford Street and we went to Adelphi together.
Submitted by: Barry Grahame
Belfast, Ireland
07/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

Big giant wee man, you mention no one gives there name ha ha whats your name then? Hey, what school did you go to any mates we know? The only people who do not give names are the silly fakers, yes? How can we meet old friends? How can we talk about old friends? Molls myre again you pun, stand up and be counted. The weather is so beautiful - sun shining makes one so happy to be alive, and its great to be able to be kind to our fellow human beings. Life is so sweet, I love people who are open not sad. Mellow in the sun chum.
Submitted by: Helen Walker
Basingstoke, England
06/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

I have two special memories of "summer in The Gorbals". The first is going to the Kiosk at the corner of Gorbals and Cleland Street with a glass jug and getting it filled with ice cream. The second is walking from Hospital Street to Queens Park, and how excited we got when, from somewhere in Victoria Road, we first spotted the trees. This was in the forties, so it's probably way before anyone on this site can remember.
Submitted by: Joan
USA
06/08/10
Email: artandjoan@att.net

"F.A.O. Auld Soo-Sider - aye the shows, 1970, Yellow River, Alrite Now, Gimmethat Gimmethat Gimmethat thing - noo 1970 World Cup Mexico, somebody oan the telly added these type of songs tae clips of the fitba fae the world cup. It wiz magic - they fastforwarded/rewound, the fitba clips n added the music, hilarious stuff, dae ye remember thame ma frend? Thanx the Jannie" x
Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
06/08/10
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com

Hi all - just come out of the Victoria Infirmary. My it's changed. Everyones from the Highlands. I was hospitalised for 12 weeks with a liver complaint. Hope you have all missed Georgie!! Hi Agnes - the church in Cumberland street went down yonks ago - it was a beautiful spot and about the shinangins that have started up on here the guy is Alfred Hitchcocks brother thats a cert.
Submitted by: Georgie Porgie
Glasgow, Scotland
05/08/10
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Lived at 89 Gorbals Cross - I left in 59 to come to California for work, but I remember the old Gorbals very well. The gang leader I was so afraid of was Tim Reilly. He would be at the corner with his deaf, mute gang. I remember one night my friends and I where watching them out the window and he was yelling up at us and the ones that couldn't talk where making the most awful sounds with there mouths. They where trying to find out what close we lived up, I don't think we slept a wink that night as you could hear them running up and down the stairs looking for us. I was so scared to even look at him when I was coming home from work.
Submitted by: Pat Lynch
Los Angeles, USA
05/08/10
Email: glasgopati@aol.com

Born November 1949 in Abbotsford Place.
Submitted by: John McIntosh
Glasgow, Scotland
04/08/10
Email: glaswdenturestudio@surfree.co.uk

I have been going through some old photos and have a photo of a kilted drummer with a side drum. I would guess the man is 30/40 years old and I am certain it was taken just outside the St. Francis School in Sandyfaulds Street which you can see in the background. The occassion would be the May Procession. I can vaguely recall that he used to lead the procession. I would be happy to send it to anyone who think they would know who it is. I am guessing it would be taken in the late 1940 early 1950s.
Submitted by: Jim Paterson
Leeds, England
04/08/10
Email: jpaterson@talktalk.net

The post by Agnes with the info on 'The Streets where we Lived' is great as I browsed thru it mention was made of the Suspension Bridge and Ballater Street. I lived in South Portland and as far as I remember the Bridge was at the bottom of the street and Calton Place. Can someone help me on this one? I have also been looking at the Tron Theatre site which brings back memories of in the 50s-60s which was the Corporation workshops in Parnie Street. I used to walk over the Bridge to get to work, any help appreciated Frank Ford, Australia.
Submitted by: Frank Ford
Whyalla, Australia
04/08/10
Email: FrankFord1@bigpond.com

Looking for Ann & Elaine Hassen - they used to sing in the Riverside Tavern. Anyone help?
Submitted by: Margaret Sehar
Glasgow, Scotland
03/08/10
Email: magszeta@aol.com

Hi to all. Can anyone tell me what the boundries are of the Gorbals? It would be interesting to know. Myself, I was born and brought up in Adelphi Street between Crown Street and Florance Street in 1940-58.
Submitted by: Tucker
Cambridge, England
02/08/10
Email: Not Supplied

I'm searching for a Mr Angus McFarlane born 1948 - he lived in Naburn Street in the late 1940's-1950's. I did receive a reply from his cousin but unfortunately I missed it. He is the son of Margaret and Alec McFarlane also brother of Margaret and John McFarlane. If anybody knows of him could you please reply to this ad! To the attention of S. Rigmond who replied to my ad searching for Mr Angus McFarlane in 2009. Could you please get in contact with me via e-mail at caledonia_18@live.co.uk? Many thanks.
Submitted by: Cally McFarlane
Coventry, England
01/08/10
Email: caledonia_18@live.co.uk

Hey Doris & co. - I am in a small place called Alpine working at the school coaching the kids soccer. The girls here are better than the boys by a mile - about two years behind. Pubs are lousey so I might have to take your tip but New York is not just around the corner. Anyway, forgot to tell you I'm a Rangers man so going to the Celtic bar is not on. I see we still have some nutters writing in - hey Tarzan and all your other aliases. They are looking for people like you out here. There's a warehouse that makes big babies dummies & bouncing money. Still having trouble with my glesga accent? Cheers everyone, Sam.
Submitted by: Sam Hallidice
California, USA
01/08/10
Email: Not Supplied


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