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 Post subject: September 2010
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Looking for information on James Mullherron mentioned on this site. I am his cousin and lost touch with him - any help would be grateful.
Submitted by: Ann McGuire (nee Donald)
Peterborough, England
28/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Norman McNamee - Hi Norrie, just wanted to thank you personally on the site here for sending me your photos of the Oatlands. There's a photo of the old tenement in Fauldhouse street where I was brought up and Big Bonnys next door. I can at last show my three daughters where their old da was born and bred. Once again thanks a million Norrie. Wee Danny.
Submitted by: Danny Gill
London, England
27/09/10
Email: arthursweeney841@gmail.com

Hi Gorbals friends and especially to you Webmaster and all who help to keep this site going. I just love to hear about the old memories ie. street games, great food - tatties/mince puff candy/tablet. Oh never forget the smell of good Scottish soup or if you're really lucky clootie dumpling. OK so they were hard times? Have we survived...you bet we have!! So well done Gorbals folk and let's not forget the rest of the good Glesga people. We really are not able to survive in this world alone. One last comment....it would be more friendly if people could put a contact address or name.
Submitted by: Irene R Millward-Pizheva
Salford, England
26/09/10
Email: arthursweeney841@gmail.com

Does anyone remerber the Sweeney family. We lived at 108 South Portland Street - neighbours included Cathy Coats and Ellen Taylor . I would also like to hear from an old friend of mine Pamela McNiel.
Submitted by: Arthur Sweeney
Glasgow, Scotland
24/09/10
Email: arthursweeney841@gmail.com

Hi everyone, hope you can help. Does anyone have photos or links to photos from St Lukes Primary between 1966 and 1973 or John Bosco between 1973 and 1978? I'm trying to get a class photo for my class at those times. I appreciate any help - cheers.
Submitted by: John Bonner
Glasgow, Scotland
24/09/10
Email: meenbanad2001@yahoo.co.uk

Saw quite a few people mentioning the Citizens theatre. I remember when the citizens used to be called the Princess - it was mostly variety. Remember going there when I was a girl with my auntie and they shone a spotlight light around the theatre and whoever it stopped on got a prize. It stopped on my auntie and she won a zinc pail that was a good prize then as they cost a few bob. We were up in the Gods - the entrance was in "Old Rutherglen Road". Amelia.
Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
24/09/10
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

Hi Amelia - Truer words were never said. I felt the same as you but must admit all the nutters have gone from here in the last two weeks and the site has regained its pleasance and good reading. Hope it stays that way. Someone must have frightened them off!! That's good we are back to normal - you keep posting hen.
Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
23/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Norman McNamee - Hi Norrie. Do you happen to have any photo's of the Oatlands in your collection? Been trying a lot of websites - all I can get is one of Braehead Street (with the Ritz and Hurrels pub). I'd love tae see one of Big and Wee Bonnies and the Steamie. Would be over the moon if you or anyone else could send them to me please. Thanks, Wee Danny.
Submitted by: Danny Gill 
London, England
23/09/10
Email: gilldanny1@gmail.com

Re. Oatland Primary. J.Paterson - I was there the same time a you. I remember well the teachers mentioned, also Mr Renfrew Re.Colin and The Vampire in the graveyard made the newspapers - nothing changes!
Submitted by: Aldo
Scotland
22/09/10
Email: aldoulivi@yahoo.com

Hiya Peter Fugaccia - I remember the chip shop very well as I used it a lot when I was a young maddie. I am sure you might remember me. It's hard to believe the things we did, but it's history now. We are all growing old with the times. Is the Citizens still operating?
Submitted by: G. Sorely
Kilmarnock, Scotland
21/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

Hi Ronnie Mason - not guilty on posting the story regarding no Irish wanted for jobs in Gorbals. Not being from that area I wouldn't know of that story. I worked in Gorbals for 12 years but never heard that story before. Regarding Colins books, I still have to read them so can't comment on them. I supplied photos for the book - I wasn't looking for payment - did get a free copy right enough.
Hi also to Willie Henry - I tried to email you but the address failed. St. Johns school or church. Get back to me. Bye for now, Norrie.
Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
21/09/10
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

Looking for any info on the Flanigan family of Kenmore Street in Shettleston.Would greatly appreciate anything.
Submitted by: Mary Flanigan McGregor
Glasgow, Scotland
21/09/10
Email: marymcgregor57@hotmail.co.uk

F.A.O. Norman MacName - hi Norrie. Went to St. Johns in 1938 to 1955. Have you got any photos of then? All the best, Willie.
Submitted by: Willie Henry
Glasgow, Scotland
20/09/10
Email: williehenry1933@bigpond.co.uk

I am looking for information on an old school friend of mine. His name is Robert Patterson and he came from Ballater Street - the bit between Lawmoor Street and Mathieson Street. I spoke to his brother James a few years ago but they had lost touch. There was a big crowd of them, Rena, Jack, James, Robert and the youngest Gerrard. I would love to know if Rab is ok. The last I heard he was living down Ibrox way but that was 30 years ago. Any information would be gratefully received.
Submitted by: Pammy Young
Glasgow, Scotland
20/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

Was in the Citizens Theatre today - brought back many memories of years gone by as I lived above it. My father used to own the cafe next to it.
Submitted by: Peter Fugaccia
Glasgow, Scotland
18/09/10
Email: pietro.m.fugaccia@hotmail.co.uk

F.A.O. Georgie Porgie - the name of the dance hall at Eglinton Toll was the Plaza. It was beside McNees pub. I used tae use it mid 1960's. I'd have a couple of drinks in McNees for a bit of Dutch courage or over the road in the Star Bar. I'll never forget the dancing in there and neither will the lassies who's feet I used to tread on.
Submitted by: Danny Gill
London, England
18/09/10
Email: gilldanny1@gmail.com

F.A.O. J. Docherty - I read the book you mentioned "The Forgotten Highlander" - I could not put it down. It was a sad story that truly happened and the author Alistair Urquhart tells of his incredible survival during the war in the far east in the hands of the Japanese. Yes I recommend it to anyone. Of course it is a book in comparison to the one Norrie mentions, "Diehards". A lot of people have tried to make money out of books in Glasgow with no real sensible story, the only one I liked was "The Godfather" about Arthur Thompson - another true story which made great reading.
Submitted by: Helen Walker
Basingstoke, England
18/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O.Duncan - There were eight closes between Bedford Street and Cumberland Street. The last one was number 45.
Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Donegal, Ireland
17/09/10
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com

F.A.O. Nan Cameron - Thanks Nan for thinking of me and the other ladies. I'm fine - just got fed up with all the crap some people were writing in. I've said this before - I belong to the Gorbals and still frequent it as I still have friends down there and pass through it coming from Castlemilk going into the town. While I was in it, I never saw any of the fighting that some people were writing in about. If any fella had a crib with someone, they went over to the Glasgow Green and settled it and still were friends. Maybe I was going about with rose tinted glasses haha! People have been writng in about the ribs - no-one has mentioned Knotts restuarant in Florence Street and the big clottie dumpling they made. Also the bakers in Campden Street that sold the curran bun. People used to queue up for it before the New Year, nothing to beat it we called it "The land of Burns or buns" and the shan shop in Ballater Street where you got loads for a couple of bob and their "Tipsy cake" and coffee buns were brilliant nobody made it like them. Tommy Malarkeys in Mathieson Street - he used to sell slices of apple dipped in chocolate, and the "Penny Vantas" you could buy out of the shop in Hospital Street facing the weighing station for the lorries (building is still there to this day). I could go on and on but my mouth is watering here so I'm away to make a wee cup of tea or maybe something a bit stronger like a wee Bacardi and coke. Cheers everyone and stop fighting and arguing with each other - this site is for reminising on things in the past and how happy all the Gorbals people were. Amelia.
Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
17/09/10
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

F.A.O.Duncan from Manchester - re.Abbotsford Place, your mention of Pie and Jackie Dobbie. My sister Josie married Shug Dobbie and I knew the Dobbies very well. Unfortunately they have all passed away except Jackie. Pie passed away a few years ago. Jackie is still alive and well, still staying in Kings Park The last I saw him was at my sister Josie's funeral a few years ago. My nephew John Dobbie and niece Margaret are doing well and would love to here from anyone who knew their dad.
Submitted by: William Long
Glasgow, Scotland
17/09/10
Email: williamlong159@btinternet.com

QUOTED: "Och ah jist saw some pictures of Snowdon St were ah wis born ...It disnae look how ah remember it ....It looked awful cauld n bare ...Whit ever happened to the wee bit o gerden that used to be in the front o sum o the hooses ? Awe well progress some times it does take away awe the character of a place ....Ha got to share this wan....Did you ever get wan o them days when life is just so good , so am driving in the car music blasting , see the flashing red light , but fugure its no me , so ah keeps on driving......Next thing the bliddy frog horn is blasting and this cop he is yelling pull over pull over. So ah did ,u should have saw his face ... He was beet red hair stawning on end , did u not see my light, aye ah did cuntstable , and ah didnea know it wis fur me.....SOOOOOO whit did ah dae , well u made a California stop at the sign (means I slowed doon but didnae stop.....ur u swanking me ah replied , scuse me he said , whits the maiter no understaun english laddie...And by this time his big baw face is getting redder he is oot in the heat 99 deg am sitting in ma car air conditioned.....Out the car please , aye yi wull hive tae help me as ah hive arthuritis , oh never mind but u are getting a ticket suits me ah said gie me two fur awe a care, and go hame n kick yir wife and kiss yir dug ya bass ....Maam I cannot under stand a word u are saying are u Irish ur u ah replied well ma granma she is , aye me as well an how ur yi gonnie tell yir grannie you pulled over a auld grannie who wis enjoying her self oan this hot as hell day ya big baw faced get.So the poor young man is by this time melting like in the wizard of effin ozz, and am being mean cause ah know he is gonnie gie me a ticket any hoo. and ah start ti greet fake of course greet on the drop o a pennie ah cin....Maam Maam can ah get u a drink aye a bliddy guiness (I dont drink) gimmie a effin ticket ya big gub ,excuse me but ah will jist let u go as u are upset , upset ya Irish gub go n pick up a real criminal like yir gaffer, biggest crook in the county, (true ).....So off ah go laughing like hell pops into mc donalds and dont u think him and another cop come in to , he disnae see me an ah hear him telling his buddy about the crazy auld Irish granma that he did not give a ticket to ah he wis feart his grannie would have found out......I crept oot the back door wi ma big mac .......Moral to this story use yir glesga slang it gets u out o a ticket and be what ever they think u are ......Irish English aussie ontyhing gets u a break lots of times.....So sam pay attention ...Hello to every one and ah know that am no gonnie spend 32 bucks on Colins new book as the last one was no to kosher but we all see life different so have a great life and enjoy each other DAM"
Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
California, USA
17/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

Norrie McNamee - Hi there, I remember one very interesting story on this forum about 2 years ago. It got the full attention of everyone for weeks. It said back in the 1950s the shops in the Gorbals had vacancies signs in the their windows but strictly said, "no Irish." As you know it was your story and it was more interesting than the Diehards book that's for sure. I was amazed that you supplied information on this book as the author says he was born in the Gorbals - hope you got paid for it ha ha, best of British luck mate.
Submitted by: Ronnie Mason
Larkhall, Glasgow
16/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

Hi - does anybody remember the Bradleys from Laidlaw Street then moved to Gloucester Street? Mary, John, mum Margaret - Maggie in the late forties and fifties I think moved in the 60's. Thanks.
Submitted by: Ann Cahillane
London, England
15/09/10
Email: annsycah@yahoo.co.uk

Hi Charles Fletcher - no I have not read any of his books, I will get around to it. I will post on here what I think of them. Bye for now, Norrie.
Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
15/09/10
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

Thank you Rose Doyle. That certainly makes it much clearer. Can you remember how many closes were between Bedford Street and Cumberland Street? That way when I see old pics of Abbotsford Place, I can clearly pick out the flat we live in, regardless of whether the photo was taken from Cumberland or Bedford Street end.
Submitted by: Duncan
Manchester, England
15/09/10
Email: duncan_mcintosh@yahoo.com

Hullo to beautiful Agnes. Yes, I know Bedford Street very well - done a fair bit of winchin up the closes, even inside the Bedford picture house, and the Mally Arms brings back loads of memories. Did you ever go there? I used to love dancing in those days. Can you remember the Dennison Palais, the Lycem, Barrowland, what was that place up at Eglington Toll? It will come back to me. I forget most of the names, but I also did a bit of dancing in the Port/Halls. Hey if you ever fancy a night out usually Saturday our social club have a great dance nite, all the old songs and a few get up and sing - great night. Bye for now Agnes.
Submitted by: Georgie Porgie
Glasgow, Scotland
15/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Donna Burke - Willie Henry again. I have tried to get you but nothing. Have sent emails but came back. Willie.
Submitted by: William Henry
Perth, Western Australia
15/09/10
Email: williamhenry1933@bigpond.co.uk

F.A.O. Duncan. Number One Abbotsford Place was a ground-floor flat. Then number 3 was a close. 5 and 7 were flats, then 9 was a close. Then 11 and 13 were flats, so 15 was the third close up from Bedford Street. After that it was the same pattern, two flats, then a close. I lived in 27. Hope this helps.
Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Donegal, Ireland
13/09/10
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com

Looking to contact Tommy Goldie ex Gorbals. Was a keen cyclist and a time-served joiner. Married Jean and lived in Muirhead then Cumbernauld. Having an old joiner's reunion and would dearly like to contact Tommy.
Submitted by: Willie McFall
Glasgow, Scotland
12/09/10
Email: wmcfall@btopenworld.com

Sorry. Ian Dennis and I, although we knew one another for 45 years, did not get together as partners till later on in years. We were together for 10 years. He has a son and has granchildren. He is sadly missed by all. Nice to hear from you again. Myra, take care.
Submitted by: Myra
Glasgow, Scotland
12/09/10
Email: myrajigy1@aol.com

Re: Rib, cabbage & tatties. Thanks to John McIntosh for bringing back old memories of the above. I remember during the Second World War there was a ham curer (I think in Cumberland Street) that sold rib, backbone and pigs feet on Saturday mornings. As meat was rationed to 10 pence for meat and two pence of corned beef a week. This was very popular. My Mum joined the queue after tea on Friday night. About 10 o'clock I would take her place until 11 o'clock. My brother, James, would take over till 3am then another brother, Robert, would take over until 4-5am, then my Mum would take over until it opened at 8 a.m. Sometimes she would get 2 sides of ribs and 4 trotters. Other times they would run out. Imagine the joy in our house when I got my first job at 14 years in 1942 at the Thistle Ham Curers in Commerce Street. Every Friday I would bring home a parcel of 2 haaughs, 2 sides of ribs, two backdones, 4 trotters, 4 kidneys. Seems a lot but there were nine (including my granny.) We thought we were kings. Pat Gibbons Hastings, Victoria, Australia.
Submitted by: Patrick Gibbons
Hastings, Australia
12/09/10
Email: pandjgibbo@bigpond.com

Any of the King family out there from the old Gorbals? Peter and Toody King were my step brothers. I still keep In touch with Ben King's family but don't remember any of the other brothers kids.
Submitted by: Pat Lynch
Los Angeles, USA
12/09/10
Email: glasgopati@aol.com

Elizabeth Crocket last known address Castlemilk.
Submitted by: Kathleen Doherty
Dumbartion, Scotland
10/09/10
Email: paulconnolly05@eircom.net

Hi Folks, looking through the posts and realising we haven't heard from Amelia McKinlay, Christina Philbin and Jean Fairie in a while. Hope you are all well. Miss all your wonderful memories. Personally I can't remember what I did yesterday. Keep sending in all your wonderful posts. Cheers, Nan.
Submitted by: Nan Cameron
Glasgow, Scotland
10/09/10
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk

Colin McFarlane's new book arrived on my door step yesterday - it's called "Gorbals Diehards". I get a wee mention in it as having a unique knowledge of the area. Not so sure about that but I did send him some Gorbals photos as per Ron Smith's request. I still have his last book to read, need to get on with it. Bye for now, Norrie.
Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
08/09/10
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

Hi tae aw the Gorbals people. Ah dae voluntary work, 7days for A.A., 2days Drumchapel befrending and 2days Easterhouse, citizens advice bureau, TOTAL 11 days A-WEEK! Only jokin. So ah think ah no how the WEBMASTER wis feelin - voluntary workers really don't want tae menshin that they are volunteers, but peeple go oan n oan until wae hiv tae menshin it, noo that everybody understauns how hard the WEBMASTER puts a shift in, let's show THAME HOW GOOD GORBALS PEEPLE REALLY ARE, SO LETS HIV A LAFF, CONTAKT WAN N OTHER, FIND PEEPLE, TOK ABOOT THE AULD TIMES ,N GET OAN WAE IT!! By the way, anybody kin go oan tae ma FACEBOOK page - thers sum auld Gorbals fotos oan it help yersel. ENJOY YER LIFE, THE JANNIE.x
Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
08/09/10
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com

F.A.O. GEORGIE PORGIE. Hiya and thanks for the message about the old church. I see you were brought up in Nicholson Street. I was not so far away in 20b Bedford Street.
Hello Mr Webmaster. Good luck to you in the great favour you are doing for us old Gorbals people. If it was not for you we would not have a site to read and take part in. Thanks a million. Regards Agnes.
Submitted by: Agnes herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
07/09/10
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk

I agree with Pammy Young the Oatlands starts at the Ritz picture hoose. 'Born in Fauldhouse Street where Big Bonnies was, I always regarded from Polmadie Road to the Ritz as the Oatlands (although" Hutchie" bowling green was at the bottom of my street/Rutherglen Road). Then Hutchie started after the Ritz (although Oatlands square was beside Gilmore Street), I always classed the Gorbals starting at Sandyfaulds Street = "Cally Road to the Clyde along to Bridge Street/Eglinton to the Star Bar and more or less Cally Road again. Hope this helps Tucker too, Gorbals/Hutchtie/Laureston was all the greater Gorbals area to me [ some will disagree] C5 was the postal code for the lot plus Oatlands too. The Gorbals is where a person wants it to be. Also many thanks Webmaster for the great job that you and your team does. Wee Danny.

Submitted by: Danny Gill
London, England
07/09/10
Email: gilldanny1@googlemail.com

Reply to Hughie Carmichael - I remember Stragis. I had a pal Willie Armstrong who had an accident there I think on a planer in around 1959. He lost I think four fingers. He would have been 15 then - was that in your time there? I am formerly from South Portland Street. Frank Ford.
Submitted by: Frank Ford
Whyalla, Australia
07/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

I was born 1944 and lived 2 up 15a Abbotsford Place from 1947 to 1954 in a sublet. Goldie the dentist lived in the bottom flat. The close numbers in Abbotsford Place seemed to go up in 6's but try as I might my memory won't tell me how many closes 15a was up from Bedford Street. I think the close numbers ran 1, 3, 7, 15 ( 13 missed because of bad luck, and then 21. I can think of many names from my days there of my pals, and others I remembered. Pie and Jackie Dobie lived in number 7 and so did Frank Taylor. Lots of my pals lived up 21 as that was full of sublets and often two, three or more families lived in one of the flats originally intended for one posh family. Up 21 was Tommy Brady and John Brown on the first floor and in the top flat was Johnny Boy Love and his family.
Submitted by: Duncan
Manchester, England
07/09/10
Email: duncan_mcintosh@yahoo.com

Hi Ian Cleary. I have never seen your Trolley Bus awards before, what did I do to get third place? Hope it was something good. Bye for now, Norrie.
Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
06/09/10
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

Bill Haley appeared in the Odeon on Renfield Street in the late 50s. I was still at Bonnies with my pal Terry Bryson. Terry won 2 tickets in a raffle up in Wilson's Jiving Studio. And we went to see Bill and his Comets and had a rerr terr.
Submitted by: Terry Young
Glasgow, Scotland
06/09/10
Email: terryyoung83@hotmail.com

F.A.O. Helen Walker and Sam Hallidice - I have just read back through the anecdotes - I did not post the derogatory comments about Sam Hallidice. I have to repeat again: It is not me who is posting these offensive comments about people here, I have never posted under any other names.

Submitted by: Big Giant Wee Man
Glasgow, Scotland
05/09/10
Email: biggiant weeman@yahoo.com

Big Giant Wee Man, to get back to you again sir, I also live in the flats where you are - we probably know each other!! I also have a pint in the same pub, it's a small world. My name's Charlie - hope we can have a chat. I am going down to London for a day or two but be back in the boozers next week - we can chat about the old days to ourselves. Cheerio for noo.
Submitted by: Manupaclose
Glasgow, Scotland
05/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

Yes Webmaster, that was not only an honest reply but very touching about the free work you do. May I apologise for my impatience, you are doing a great job here and it is appreciated by all of us auld yins.

Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
05/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O Iain Cleary - I really enjoyed your Trollybus story. You got it all to a tee. The devil rides out he he - that was superb. When I worked with my brother, Martin up the Kilmarnock Road there was a wee shop called "The Devil Rides Out". It sold all sorts of fake toys and tricks. I think the guy who owned it came from near the Jamacia Bridge but he passed away. Charles Fletcher.
Submitted by: Charles Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
05/09/10
Email: charlesfletcher@yahoo.com

I am looking for people who knew my family, the Poli's from the Gorbals. They also had a chip shop near Norfolk Street. My mum's name Lilly, dad's name William (known as Willy) and they went to live in Bolivar Terrace, Mount Florida. My gran Rita and my grampa Armido. I also have three older brothers, Orlando, Armando and Fernando who was known as Pie.
Submitted by: Marina Poli
Glasgow, Scotland
05/09/10
Email: marinapoli@hotmail.co.uk

F.A.O. Helen Walker - The girl with the real honest te God nay kiddin glass eye was Rena McLeod and she had many years of fun with it - scared off a few people. Sadly she died at 36yrs old. I am her half sister.
Submitted by: Isabella Henriques
Rotherham, England
04/09/10
Email: i.henriques@btinternet.com

To watch a clip of Francie & Josie, please go to: they were brilliant. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KazLZpSx ... re=related The wit was so quick!
Submitted by: Auld-soosider
Llanfair, Wales
04/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Oatlands Guy/Billy Malcom - GET A LIFE!!
Submitted by: Weesousider
Glasgow, Scotland
04/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

Webmaster, regarding your mail; I am sure the persons who are upset are entitled to their comments but based on your reply we are all very fortunate to have this site thanks to you. I am certain that your letter will have a good effect and understanding from us all as especially as your doing this massive job voluntarily and for the community, on behalf of all us Gorbals folk thank you. I am happy the site is back to normal and the old familiar patter is reoccurring in a friendly and warming way.
Submitted by: John Addison
Glasgow, Scotland
06/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

I've read many times of people on this site reminiscing about the shops that used to sell ham ribs, tatties & cabbage etc. If you go to the Barras on a Saturday or Sunday there is a place called "Barras Bistro" in the courtyard which specialices in old Scottish food. Mince & tatties £3.40, Stovies £3.40, Ribs, tatties & cabbage £3.60 etc. It is well worth a visit. I have spent many weekend afternoons going to the Loch Fyne seafood bar on London Road for mussels & whelks, (it is 50 years in business this year) and wandering around the Barras. The Barras Bistro is a must for me also now. Last weekend, I took a carry out of ribs, tatties & cabbage for my grandchildren to try. I'm sure like many people from the sooside we prefer the cheap receipes that our parents & grandparents had to use as there was no money for expensive food in those days.
Submitted by: John McIntosh
Glasgow, Scotland
03/09/10
Email: glasgowdenturestudio@surfree.co.uk

Well said Webmaster! It is a thankless task at times - you do well! Thank you!
Submitted by: Auld Biddy
03/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

Hi Pammy Young. You are absolutely right. Did I write Oatland? It was Hutchie Town. I don't know what I was thinking. Old age is catching up on me I guess . Thank you for smartening me up.
During the course of recent years I frequently pick up from the side- walk full sized pencils with an eraser on the end even and really nice pens a Parker sometimes. When I went to school my pencil was about two inches long and got sharpened with one of my dad's old razor blades and my pen had to be dipped in an ink well on my school desk. Mick.
Submitted by: Mick Gallagher
Glasgow, Scotland
03/09/10
Email: dumpingram@hotmail.com

Webmaster, once again the forum is lagging behind. Not good enough. I suggest if you can't keep up then you and your staff should stand aside and let competent folk take over. NOT GOOD ENOUGH.
Submitted by: Oatlands Guy
Glasgow, Scotland
03/09/10
Email: oatlands01@live.co.uk

This used to be great place to write in and have a blether, but it's no longer. The WEBMASTER is slow and sometimes for weeks it's empty and not updated. If you cannot keep this site up and running and a pleasure like it used to be, then forget it. The purpose of this site is for daily use and enjoyment we are not getting it, and he/she allows sickos to print things - we all know certain people are printing sick and serious allegations. Please Webmaster put us all at ease - are we going to go back to normal?? By the way if you print this it's for the attention of all my friends who understand me so please do not skimp words out.
Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
03/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

I did attend Abbotsford place and did have blond hair then - it's more white now! I don't remember you but my memory's pretty bad nowadays. Anyway, that was about 50 years ago. I remember faces more. There was one girl in my class who genuinely had a glass eye - she used to take it out and show us. Did you know her name? Take care, Helen.
Submitted by: Helen Walker
Basingstoke, England
03/09/10
Email: Not Supplied

Hi Pammy, tell Mary I will be in touch with her pal Betty Meechan and she will get me the phone number. Cheers, Cathy.
Submitted by: Cathy Kennedy
Toronto, Canada
03/09/10
Email: cathykennedy25 @hotmail.com

In response to 'disgruntled' posting about Crown Stand - to let all the people who don't live in the Gorbals know a little of what it's like now. There is one parade of shops in the whole of the Gorbals; it's on both sides of Crown Street (roughly where the George cinema used to be). We have a Post office, a Greggs bakers, a chemist, Ann's Fry chip shop (used to be in Queen Elizebath Square) a Co-Op supermarket and a couple of other shops. Disgruntled is right about what he says concerning the drug addicts and alchohol abusers hanging around, there are a few shops dotted around the rest of the Gorbals; newsagent/grocers, one in Balatter Street, one in Bridge Street, one at the Corner of Gorbals Street and Cumberland Street. The Gorbals is a bit of a ghost town now - it's actually really dead - there are six flats in my close. I have one African family, one Polish couple and an Asian guy as three of my neighbours. All very nice people I may add. There are a lot of middle class people who live here now, the streets are full of fancy cars parked outside all of the 'bought hoose's.' There is nothing wrong with nostalgia but the place people talk about here is long gone. Next time I might talk about the drug explosion in the late seventies/early eighties that decimated a generation and left a lot of grieving parents behind. I will repeat yet again, I have never posted anything here under any other name.
Submitted by: Big Giant Wee Man
Glasgow, Scotland
03/09/10
Email: biggiant weeman@yahoo.com

F.A.O. Myra - Hi there. Yes, Dennis was my good friend during my school years - really sorry to hear the news. We had great laughs in our youth - he was a good man. I hope your okay. Did you have children? Hope you keep in touch. All the best, Iain.
Submitted by: Iain Hossack
Glasgow, Scotland
02/09/10
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F.A.O. Big Giant Wee Man - You'll have me in tears as you mention the likes of Big Rab Stevenson. He was great pals with James O'Brien known as 'OBAY'and Charlie Kelly. I remember winning a 5-a-side football medal in The Playbarn 'circa 1973' and still have it to this day. Like yo,u I have fond memories of The Playbarn In the early 1970's.
Submitted by: Manupaclose
Glasgow, Scotland
02/09/10
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F.A.O. Emily Biros - hi Emily. I remember going to the Barrowland and seeing BILL HALEY AND THE COMETS with my pal - it was a great night. The place was mobbed and we were jiving all nite. Can't remember the date but we got a lumber home lol. Cheers, Ann.
Submitted by: Ann Davies (Kerr)
England
02/09/10
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I am an ex gorbals man many folk will remember me selling the Daily Record down at the gushet, its great to see this whole set up folk with funny memories ive been reading through all the mail its amassing good to see auld pals still in touch so I hope I can do the same my name is Hughie Carmichael I worked as in upholstery at Stragis in Salisbury street when i got laid off I sold the record every night mostly at the gushet used to have a few pints in the railway hope to hear from anyone who can recall me bye the way im 68 in a few days.
Submitted by: H Carmichael
alexandria, scotland
01/09/10
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Anyone out there know Ted McCulloch who lived in Naburn St opposite the swing park. He joined the R.A.F. cadets around 1958. Before that as a child he attended St Francis Primary.
Submitted by: john bonar
melbourne, australia
01/09/10
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The last time I visited the gorbals was in 1968,my old dad and I went down to the old Southside to look at where our old house used to be.My dad was born in the Gorbals in 1892,he pointed out to me where our house used to be,it was right across the street from Caledonia Road Graveyard,I did go back one more time in 1984,I never did visit the Gorbals as I did not want to see how they had destroyed all those lovely old buildings.
Submitted by: Margaret Lindsay
California, USA
01/09/10
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