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 Post subject: October 2010
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I am searching for a Bill Morrison from Glasgow, emigrated to Wellington, New Zealand - left there about 1960 for Melbourne, Australia. John Hunter.
Submitted by: John Hunter
Washington, USA
31/10/10
Email: johnhunterrealtors@hotmail.com

F.A.O. Amelia McKinley. Hi Amelia, as you know some of my family amd I thought you would be the best person to answer this for me. I was going through some of my Ma's birth and marriage certificates and it kept coming up that at some time or another most of my family worked in the old hair works. Now I seem to recall that it was situated on Ballater Street across from St. Lukes and I have always heard it mentioned over the years, but could you please tell me what was it that they actually did? The old ones sadly have all gone now, and I hate mysteries. Thanks in anticipation.
Submitted by: John Mulligan
Glasgow, Scotland
31/10/10
Email: mull712000@yahoo.co.uk

My name is Bernard Penn and my father Fred Penn and Uncle Louis Penn owned the Wholesale business called B. Penkinsky and Sons, established 1900 in Oxford Street, Gorbals. I would love to hear from anyone who has memories to share about my father Fred or former customers and staff, particularly the person who posted the following here at this site:- "I worked as a secretary at B. Penkinsky & Sons (Wholesale Warehouse) in the Gorbals in the early 70's. I was secretary to the two owners, the brothers, ..."
Submitted by: Bernard Penn
Toronto, Canada
31/10/10
Email: alan@youmeanalot.com

F.A.O. Amelia McKinlay - for a short time, my family live in Ballater Street just round the corner from Crown Street. 1 up, nothing below flat. Short lain would be in early 40's.
F.A.O. Iain Hossack - yes, I was at the game - Charlie Tully scored from the corner. Referee disallowed the goal and he scored again. It was a windy day. ha ha.

Submitted by: Thomas Horn
Ardrossan, Ayrshire
30/10/10
Email: thomashorn@sky.com

Any info on John Watson Craig nickname SILVER? His friends were Dandy McKay, John - man with suitcase, Spencer, Tony Neary, Paddy Hepper and Sneery Greig to name but a few. I was told some of them were called lovable crooks. Thank you.
Submitted by: Robert Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
30/10/10
Email: robert.craig2009@hotmail.co.uk

Hi Pat - it is Willie here.I have looked all over the Gorbals anedotes for your e-mail me. All the best.
Submitted by: Willie Henry
Perth, Australia
30/10/10
Email: williehenry@bigpond.com

F.A.O. Jessie O'Neil, Hi Jessie, been trying to send you an e-mail but it just says failed to deliver. Have you changed your e-mail address? I hope all is well with you and your family, and some of these day's when I'm up in Glasgow we can meet up for a wee blether Ha Ha. Amb.
Submitted by: Amb
Lake District, England
30/10/10
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk

For Danny Gill - what a lovely post you sent for Doris.... she must wonder about her "sidequick"!!
Submitted by: Auld Biddy
England
28/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

I do not think that I know you Danny and I get the message inside ur last one. And what kind of line would that be "dear?" A silk one to wrap around ur silk tongue. Oh, and about my friend T.Q. alias James Boyle - too bad a lot of people did not get the gist of his sometimes costic humour and I just hope that he gets it all finished in his book before he says his last. Anyhoo, the noo time is going in so fast , and I hope to enjoy every blessed moment of it......I would put my e-mail in but too many letters, so if any one wants to chat wi me am oan face book. So again best of everything to everyone and don't be feart wi awe them halloween goblins and who knows what. DAM.
Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
California, USA
28/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Norrie - a big thanks to Norrie for being so helpful....you're a pure gentleman. Ttfn, Everett.
Submitted by: Everett Wylie
St. Peter Port, Jersey
28/10/10
Email: everettcampbellwylie@yahoo.co.uk

Would like to thank all the people who answered my question about who was in the one o'clock gang, so thanks Amelia, May, Nan and Norrie. It was doin' my heid in.
F.A.O. Doris - I'm not the Danny Gill that sent the posting about "sidequick the tenner."
Submitted by: Danny Gill
London, England
27/10/10
Email: gilldanny1@gmail.com

F.A.O. Amelia - Hi Amelia. I remember the Friels - they had a neice who stayed with them called Betty McCartney. Her dad lived up the same close as the Friels. The Hoy's I remember too. There was Caroline, Peter, Bridget, and Danny I think were their names. It's a small world.
Submitted by: Phil
Perth, Scotland
27/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Georgie Porgie. Hiya. I haven't been on the site for a wee while. I had a bad fall and I had to wear a steel brace on my right hand. It was a bugger trying to use my left hand to type!! Anyway, I'm back. Would I know you Georgie? Take care, Agnes.
Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
26/10/10
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk

F.A.O. Perth - I stayed in 438 Moffat Street. A room & kitchen windows looked into the front. Mrs Friel stayed up the stair from me and the Hoys. Letty Marley (Armstrong) stayed through the wall from me. My auntie Maryann and uncle Frank stayed in 450 facing Barnies the pub. If I can recall, I remember my auntie saying that the Peebles had a shop but I went there to stay in 1960s. Then when it was getting demolished I moved up to Castlemilk where I still am. There was a John Peebles who married a girl called Margaret. They had a house up 450 next to my aunties. I had 2 cousins Robert and Alice McAllinney - all of them are gone now.
Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
26/10/10
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

Any information on Willie Nesbitt? He did his national service in the RAF based outside Nottingham, England (appox 1950s). Would welcome any news.
Submitted by: P.Vokes
Brisbane, Australia
26/10/10
Email: cruz16@optusnet.com.au

Frank Fords story about William [Wullie] Armstrong - yes he did lose his fingers in an accident in the 50s. The reason I know - he's my brother. It was nice to see that someone remembers him.
Submitted by: Cathie Craine
Glasgow, Scotland
25/10/10
Email: cathairne.allen@tiscali.co.uk

To Frances May. In the early 60s, myself and many other children used to play in Coburg Street, which was parallel to and through the back from where I lived in South Portland Street. The surface of Coburg street was smoothly tarred and so very suitable for roller skates etc. There seems to have been a warehouse of some sort because there was a steep ramp up to a loading bay which we used to slide down. I well remember the pawn shop because my daddy took me there to choose a watch for my 12th birthday. If my memory serves me then there was also a "high back" off Coburg Street which had a skylight built into the floor. I've no idea what was under there, but spent quite a bit of time playing up there because it was quiet and clean whereas our own "back" was not. My own granny (Margaret Campbell) lived on the top floor of our tenement and we (the Watt family) lived on the first.
Submitted by: Maggi Hawkins
Edinburgh, Scotland
25/10/10
Email: maggi.hawkins@btopenworld.com

Am still trying to locate Tommy Harley, a wee friend of mine from the early 1980's. He was from the Gorbals and had a sister Rosemary and some older brothers. He'd be coming up to 47 years of age by now and I just wondered if anyone knew him or of his whereabouts please. Tommy was a Celtic lad and you could find him in Maxwell Plums Disco...for those of you that remember that place. Many thanks!
Submitted by: Anonymous
Essex, England
24/10/10
Email: satellitecindy@hotmail.co.uk

F.A.O. Anne Johnstone (McDonald) - the correct words of running over are "(since the Lord saved me) I'm as happy as can be just so everybody knows."
Re. The One O'clock Gang - the other fellow was big Jimmy Nairn and the quartet was the Tommy Maxwell's. There was, as I recall, another female member but cannot remember her name. I think she was Irish. Jimmy Nairn's son is Nick Nairn - one of the chefs on ready steady cook. Cheers, Nan Cameron.
Submitted by: Nan Cameron
Glasgow, Scotland
22/10/10
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk

I am looking for anyone who lived in Abbotsford Place or Florence Street during 1962 to 1965.
Submitted by: cathie robertson
Northants, England
24/10/10
Email: scobbykate49@hotmail.com

Hi Everett Wylie - I have sent you three photos of the Coliseum Bar. I hope they bring back some happy memories. Bye for now, Norrie.
Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
23/10/10
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

Hi Amelia - I sent my old email - sorry. I went to St. John's in 1949. I am 76 now. I have been in Oz for 50 years. I went about with Chick Burk from Herbertson Street.
Hi also to Patricia. My sister went to St.Johns - her name is Anabel Henry. We came from Herbertson Street off Eglinton Street.
Submitted by: Willie Henry
Perth, Australia
22/10/10
Email: williehenry33@bigpond.com

Hi Danny Gill. The One O'Clock Gang was on TV in the late 50's & through to the 60's. There was Larry Marshall, Jimmy Nairn, Charlie Sim, Dorothy Paul and Moira Briody.
Submitted by: May
Sydney, Australia
22/10/10
Email: riesmar@optusnet.com.au

On a mountain stands a lady, who she is I do not know. All she wants is gold and silver, all she wants is a fine young man then if two were cawing and three were playing you would say I call in Mary dear and you continued like that. Hope this helps - spent my days playing ropes.
Submitted by: A. Hannon
London, England
21/10/10
Email: annehannon@btinternet.com

Does anyone know Charles McCandlish from Torrisdale Street from 1939-1943? He is my dad.
Submitted by: Doris Morton nee Dixon
Glasgow, Scotland
21/10/10
Email: dodim2060@yahoo.co.uk

Tony Adams - can you remember Charlie Donaghy who was good friends with Jim McGuigan and who also worked at the Riverside Tavern? I am Charlie's daughter. I can remember standing outside the Tavern waiting for my dad to bring out bags of fruit.
Submitted by: Lilian McCrindle
Coventry, England
20/10/10
Email: lilymccrindle@ntlworld.com

I know this is a long shot and not strictly about the Sooside. But, could anyone out there give me the words of an old song about the Garngad. It starts,"O father dear I oft times hear you sing of the Garngad, it's football team, it's bowling green its bonnie lasses and lads" That's about all I know. An old friend of mine Joe Allan, sadly no longer with us, used to sing it once he'd had a few swallies. CHEERS.
Submitted by: Frank Young
Glasgow, Scotland
20/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Doris - I am positive you did the correct thing dear. What's the point of writing to yourself? Are you getting any hurricanes in the USA? I see on the TV a lot of destruction from winds coming from Mexico, must be scary but old gorbals Diehards like you will be okay. The site is nice and quiet now don't you think? Makes a big difference without your old sidequick the tenner. Drop me a line Doris.
Submitted by: Danny Gill
London, England
20/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

Betty McAndrew - are you the same one who worked at Littlewoods Pools with my wife Irene Morrison? Cheers, Bill Ross.
Submitted by: Williamross
Burlington, Canada
20/10/10
Email: williamross@cogeco.ca

Hi Danny Gill - I think the other name is Jimmy Nairn for the cast of the one o'clock gang. Norrie.
Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
19/10/10
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

F.A.O. Wee Danny - Jimmy Nairn was the big skinny one, his son is Nick Nairn the well known chef. Charlie Sim stayed up the same flats in Knightswood as my husband's brother. I think the wee soul is dead now. I remember there was a clothes shop that opened up here in Castlemilk - they sold very "dear stuff" - they were Italians - "Casa del Mamas" it was called. Larry Marshall opened it up for the owners. There were hundreds all there to watch him plus they were giving out free lollipops. I think he was Italian. Remember I bought my TV from Napiers - does anyone remember them? They took over the Maypole shop in Cumberland Street facing Naburn Street (the one that you used to stand and lift your leg and you'd think the 2 of them were in midair). Anyway I had it when I came up to Castlemilk and when all the wanes were wee, I used to sit them along the couch at dinnertime and we would all watch it with our mouths hanging open. Thought it was greatest sice sliced bread. Kept the kids quiet for a while, then after that the flowerpot men came on GLUGGA GLUGGA GLUGGA what that meant who knows HA!HA!
F.A.O. Georgie Porgie - if you lose your bus pass you can go on the bus and ask the driver to issue you with a weekly one - tell him that you have lost it and have reported it. Then go up to Buchannan Street bus station then you have to order another one - I think you need a photo. There is a room there and the girl takes your particulars and you get it in a weeks time. Some of the drivers won't give you it - all depends in their moods (hope there's no drivers on this site or they'll throw me "aff the bus" the next time I use it. The place you reported it lost used to be next to Queens Street Station but it has moved. Amelia x
Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh
Glasgow, Scotland
19/10/10
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

F.A.O.Amelia McKinlay - haven't been on the site for ages but will be more often now. Amelia, you mentioned the shan shop in Ballater Street. Mah Daddy was a driver for the Co-operative. The drivers were supposed to hand any returned cakes and teabread in to the shan shop at the end of their shift. Mah Daddy was the only driver who never handed any in. He was hauled before the boss and asked why he didn't. He stood there "wi' a big riddy" and had to confess that he stopped three streets away and gave all the stuff tae a' the auld wimmen who knew him. Great man, mah Daddy.
F.A.O. Mick Gallacher - here's the words of "running over" running over, running over my cup's full and running over if the Lord says me I'm as happy as can be my cup's full and running over. This was also sung at the Tent Hall and my big sister and her pal would come out of 10 o'clock mass at St. Francis and run to the tent hall 'cos they got a cup of tea and a pie! A' Ra Best.
Submitted by: Anne Johnston (McDonald)
Clydebank, Scotland
19/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

Looking for old pals in and around Kidston Street from around 1945 to 1965. My name is Mina and my nick name was Billie and Trouble - I lived at number 97 Kidston Street and went to Camden Street School.
Submitted by: Mina Allan
Luton, England
17/10/10
Email: mummy_1234@hotmail.com

I think the coalmen were both facinating and at the same time almost gladiatorial with their shoulder armour and Clydsdale steed in front drawing the sacks of coal steadily from close to close with a cry of "COAEELL". The smell of the horses breath as it snorted sweetly in it's nosebag, docile, warm and at the sametime huge and strange to a city boy. The coalmen could not have been much more than lads themselves. I believe it was a job that could break even the stoutest of men. I am not sure but was it not 1 cwt in the bag. 112 lbs almost 50 kilos as I think today. If one was really lucky then one was taken for a ride from one close to the next. Don,t remember many people being run down and killed by a coalhorse. Horse drawn carriages, gaslighting, barrowboys, ragmen, cludgies oan the sterheed, rakin midges. Time flies.
Submitted by: Clifford Hughes
Sweden
17/10/10
Email: kimjens@hotmail.com

Wonder if anybody can remember the one o'clock gang on TV? I think it was in late 1950's. Larry Marshall, Charlie Sim (worked with his brother Eddie in 1968 in Glasgow) and Dorothy Paul all spring to mind but who were the others? It's doin my heid in!! Can anybody tell me please, Wee Danny.
Submitted by: Danny Gill 
London, England
17/10/10
Email: gilldanny1@gmail.com

F.A.O. Joe Conlan - I think the work you mentioned was called Woyka - it was Polish I think. I believe they were timber merchants. Their yard ran all the way round to Commercial Road facing the B's picture house. Plus whoever said the fire was in the Twomax is wrong. Twomax building is still standing - the fire I remember totally destroyed the building I'm thinking of. And a special hello to my wee niece Lorraine, from uncle Francie. Gaun Yersel hen.
Somebody mentioned the two wee stalls under the bridge at Clelland Street. On your way to the Palace on a Saturday, as soon as you were under the bridge, you could smell the aroma of roasted peanuts. There were also home made macaroon bars and various different coloured bars of tablet. There were two stalls about ten yards apart. A pal of mine said he stopped going to them because he didn't get an invite to the staff dance from either of them. Happy days.
Submitted by: Frank (wee Pammy) Young 
Glasgow, Scotland
16/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

Does anyone remember the Collisium Bar in Eglinton Street? My mum (Nettie Wylie) used to make a big pot of soup on a Saturday. Everyone loved it. I sometimes used to work in the upstairs lounge...it always felt posh up there. Great memories...Everett.
Submitted by: Everett Wylie
St. Peter Port, Guernsey
16/10/10
Email: everettcampbellwylie@yahoo.co.uk

Yes, my sister Kathleen married Jim Smith but sadly she past away two years come November. Also lost Rose, Annie and my darling mammy all in 3 years. Jim just celebrated his 80th - he and Kathleen have six children all grown up with families. I have Pauline left thank God for a very long time. Good luck to you and yours....Patsy.
Submitted by: Patricia
Brisbane, Australia
16/10/10
Email: p.carmichael1@optusnet.com.au

F.A.O. Tony Adams - I sent you an email but it came back that the account does not exist. I was wanting to find out something from you.
Submitted by: Jim
USA
16/10/10
Email: nikki4678@aol.com

Hiya Agnes how are you, you have been away for a wee while - hope your going well hen. I just joined the Mitchell Library - what a place. Spent 4 hours there - learnt a lot, even how to trace my ancestors. If anyone has not been there, hurry up and see for yourself. It's got all the history records you would ever want and every picture of all the auld Gorbals streets. Only snag I had, I dropped my wallet in there and guess what - when I went back it was not to be found ha ha, only a few quid and my bus pass. I had a nice walk back hame, it definately gave me an appetite!!
Submitted by: Georgie Porgie
Glasgow, Scotland
15/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

I enjoy reading all the comments on this site, it brings back lots of happy memories. Does anyone remember the Peebles family that lived in Moffat Street? I was told by my mum that they had a shop there, is that correct? I remember a Kathleen Peebles and her brother John. They are distant relatives of mine.
Submitted by: Phil
Perth, Scotland
15/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O.Vinney Strain - is your bro still with Scottish Gas in London? I see your looking for Jim. He is living in Kent - I saw him quite a while back. How's Mick?
Submitted by: G.Sorely
Glasgow, Scotland
15/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

I would like to thank all those who replied to my query about the factory fire in Commercial Road. It reminded me of some things that I had forgot to put in. Going down the dunnies, playing in the 'posh' backs where they had walls separating the backcourts and we used to slide along the half moon tiles on top. Braver ones would walk it like an acrobat. Then there was a wee bit at the Caledonia Road/Commercial where there was a 'Raggy' where we used to go with shovels and trays and scoot down the slope when there was snow. Also in Commercial Road there was a scrapyard and a giant bit of spare ground and with ice slides, there must have been hundreds of youngsters from all surrounding street going up and down. I also think there was a work called Nyoka (not the Jungle girl) facing the main entrance to St. Lukes. Up the lane to the dinny. There was also a plasterers called Morton's at the Bees side of Commercial Road. What an excellent site this is. I'm disappointed that no one I knew from then has mailed in. But again, to those who did, thanks a million although some accounts differ from mine, it just goes to show the power of the memory.
Submitted by: Joe Conlan
Glasgow, Scotland
14/10/10
Email: marcsharyn@yahoo.co.uk

Quoted: "John Bosco school youngy pal of mine stirling fauld norfok crt paper boy watched the sherrif court built xmasstree on mud hill citizens scrapys under the railway arches coaly god bless big joe kane ma pal and toneyes tony/14up 146:pig and whistle glasweagen st johns scouts skip drumen"
Submitted by: Kelly McCluskey
London, England
13/10/10
Email: kellyannmcc@hotmail.com

82 Thistle Street. My mother had a dressmaking shop beside Mrs Parker's the Hawkers and later another across from the weightoll on Hospital Street. I was driving towards Falkenberg one day and got the taste of sulphur on my tongue. A taste which brought back a flood of memories. I actually thought I was experiencing a brain tumour this was so unusual here. Smog in Glasgow was both exciting and dangerous. Buildings erroding away and doos with no toes. Eyes stinging if you got rain in them. The glow of gaslighting, a bellow of hot air and fish and chip smells as someone left the chip shop even if it was difficult to see them you knew they were there. The man who roasted peanuts under the bridge. I've seen small business premises but that guy's must have taken the biscuit. The gas lampposts and a bit of washing line made a pretty good swing then. Jorries and wally money. Scrambles from a taxi as another happy couple left on the journey of marriage. Baggie minnies in Richmond park, the fishing net, a coalbag. Trolley buses and tramcars. The Barras. All very innocent and all behind me.
Submitted by: Clifford Hughes
Sweden
13/10/10
Email: kimjens@hotmail.com

F.A.O. J.O'Conner - sorry I don't have any photos of Greenvale Street. Norrie.
Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
13/10/10
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

I was born in Ballater Street, moved to Florence Street and then Hutcheson Town Court. Went to St. Francis Primary then John Bosco, left there in 1977. I have a brother John Young (Youngie) and a sister Debbie. We all still live in the Gorbals. I'm in Pine Place. Still friendly with lots of people from school; Maureen Tinney, Norah Kennedy, Angie O'Donnell, Claire Flannagan. Does anyone remember any of us? We used to go to St.Francis disco, St. Lukes Hall and Black Friars on a Thursday and a wee club on a Tuesday night in a church hall opposite the Lizzie flats. We had a lot a laughs and met up with 'the boys'. I found this site and it's great to catch up with people you havn't heard from in such a long time. I am very proud to belong to the Gorbals.
Submitted by: Lorraine Young
Glasgow, Scotland
13/10/10
Email: stephanie.white87@live.co.uk

Was saddened to read in the Evening Times obits that long-time local Jimmy McGuigan had passed away. I lost contact with Jimmy many years ago, but many of you will remember him as a laugh-a-minute barman from The Tavern in Ballater Street, then the Riverside Tavern in Waddell Court. Jimmy had an answer for everybody and everything. I recall when a punter sent back a pint, complaining it was "cloudy", Jimmy responded: "What do you expect for 75p, a thunderstorm?" Jimmy was one of the good guys and will be sadly missed. My thoughts are with his family at this time.
Submitted by: Tony Adams
Glasgow, Scotland
13/10/10
Email: tonyadams78@yahoo.com

Hi Doris - this is John Boyle writing. Everytime I send you an email it comes back to me unknown address. I will try again shortly in case you think I am ignoring you - I am not. I have a new E mail address.
Now to all the people who seem to get off on giving 10 Quid a going over just relax and enjoy his banter. For the non-believers, I will set you all straight about him. Born Lawmoor Street, lived in Thistle Street about ten closes up from me, did all the things he said. We all thought he was mad getting the room at the back of his single end and renevated it including a toilet inside his now room and kitchen. Did own the car also had a motor bike came to Aussie with his son who was born in Thistle Street. Had the big C the same as me but it keeps coming back to him. Done his back in very early on in Aussie - he played and coached football out here. I moved here too, not far from him. One of his sons was hit by a car in a hit and run. With what money they got, he bought a big house with a swimming pool on a few acres of land but due to a stroke he is part blind. I could go on but I think you should have the message by now (he is a walking Gorbals miracle). He does this because he hopes people enjoy his little stories. You would not believe the photos and old movies he had of the old Gorbals. We used to sit and watch them in his plush new room and kitchen - not sure if he still has them SO please stop the nasty mail to not only my brother but to all the people you might not agree with. Life is too short - just enjoy this site as I do. Carry on big brother....many more!!
Submitted by: John Boyle
Syney, Australia
13/10/10
Email: johnboyle45@bigpond.com.au

Hello, I've just turned 65 - don't feel it. Still visit my dad who's 88 yrs old and still living in Silverfir Court. I still drive in the removals business and visit him when I get the chance so if you see the truck give us a shout. He tells a great story about the Paragon and other places. It's still a great place for me.
Submitted by: Edward Friel
Glasgow, Scotland
13/10/10
Email: eddyfriel@hotmail.com

F.A.O. Rita Moffat - hi Rita. I'm sure your "old pals" will not care what you look like. Anyway, it's what comes from the heart and I'm sure you've got a big one, who knows what they'll look like HA!HA! I bet the first thing they say is "You've not changed a bit" - let me know if they do. If you meet them, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.
F.A.O. Patsy Shevlin - did one of your sisters marry Jimmy Smith? I stayed around the corner from you in Salisbury Street. My pals were May O'Brien, Margaret Gallagher and Annie Burrell. Do you remember any of them? I went to St John's School then up to Holyrood, was married in 1956 in St. John's - will be 54 years married tomorrow, 13th October. I had an older sister Annie, brother Pat and my other 2 sisters were twins Catherine and Mary - they all went to Our Lady and St. Margarets.
F.A.O. Don Paton - hi there. I worked in Twomax in the 50's. Are you not getting mixed up with Leons but there was another hosiery up the lane at St. Lukes School and chapel - maybe that's the building. The only thing I can remember as a lassie was a landmine dropped in the old chuch facing Camden next to the wash house and it blasted the Twomax building because they had to build the top bit. The building is still standing only it is used now as a social work building.
F.A.O. Paul from Oz and Willie Henry - what year did you go to St.Johns? Was it the "Academy" in Clelland Street next to the Gods of the Palace Picture house as I have a school photo of my brother who went there. He is in his early 70's. Maybe if your that age and went to the school, who knows you might be in it. Amelia. x
Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
13/10/10
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

Hoping to find my relatives. If any of these names sound familiar I would love to hear from you. My Grandma was a McCluskey, and her parents were McLuskey (as they were all different spellings then) Annie McLuskey nee Rooney born 1853. Daniel McLuskey born 1851, Ireland. I'm always hoping to find relatives, and know that many went all over the world. If any of these names sound famliar to you. Please note that although these were the children's names, they were called differently ie. Helen (Ellen) McCluskey born 1875, Bridget born 1876, Patrick born 1877, Annie born 1878, Elizabeth born 1880, Daniel born 1882, Margaret born 1888, Katie born 1884 (Catherine), Mary born 1882, Alice born 1892, Christiana born 1896. All born in Glasgow. Please except my thanks for reading this, always hoping it rings a bell to someones grandparents. Their parents were Rubber Merchants and other goods, in Glasgow. I'm also looking for a Cathy McKenna, who shares the same grandparents and I think comes from Canada. If anyone has any thoughts, I would love to hear from you. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Many thanks love to hear from you.
Submitted by: Wendy Coleman
Worcs, England
12/10/10
Email: wendy-coleman@hotmail.co.uk

F.A.O. Joan from USA - I was going through some of the old anecdotes and came across yours about walking from Clelland Street to Queens Park. Remember doing that also but our walk was not as far as yours. Salisbury Street near Abbotsford School. The park hasn't changed much - still kept as good only thing you cannot get a toilet in it now as the building that was the toilet don't know if you can remember it was at the top of the steps that you could look right down Victoria Road. It has now been made into a "Bothy" or store room for the "Parkies" or I should say park rangers now. "Vicky Road" has only got about 2 or 3 shops left from days gone by - Campbells the shop were all the "Toffs" bought their kids school clothes and the Rainbow Cafe and the other cafe. Buildings are still all there but the shops have all changed hands, loads of charity shops. Do you remember Pearsons shop? You could get everything in there they had 2 big shops that sold beautiful teasets etc it is now a gaming shop. The Cinerama is away but the womens hospital building is still there but it now made into flats and the Jewish Echo paper is away. I remember if you had a house there you'd have been jumping with joy now it is a dumping ground for all the Eastern Europeans with a lot of muggings in the area. Amelia.
Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh
Glasgow, Scotland 
12/10/10
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

F.A.O. paulkelly@talktalk - hi Paul. I went to St. Johns as well.
Submitted by: Willam Henry 
Perth, Australia
12/10/10
Email: willamhenry@bigpond.com

I was born in Cavendish nee Patsy Shevlin. I had four sisters but sadly only one left. She lives in Castlemilk. I loved the Gorbals most of the time...went to Errol Street but dancing haven't seen one name I recognise. Met my hubby at Errol Street - great showbands came to the hibs hall. I am still a passionate Celtic supporter - always will be. Married in St.Johns, Portugal Street and also still happily married. Anyone know the Shevlins from 36 Cavendish Street? Great site.
Submitted by: Patricia Carmichael
Brisbane, Australia
11/10/10
Email: p.carmichael@optusnet.co.au

I was born in 1954 lived at 87 Forbes Street, Gallowgate, Glasgow. Does anybody remember me or my family? I've lost all contact with my brother James Morgan and sister Margret Morgan. Please help me if anybody remember myself or my family?
Submitted by: Rosemary Morgan
Cornwall, England
11/10/10
Email: amywilliamson@live.co.uk

Anybody know the whereabouts of Willie Nesbit, The Breens of Anderston, or the Coyles of Nottingham all originally from Glasgow?
Submitted by: Patsy McEwan
Australia
11/10/10
Email: cruz16@optusnet.com

About the Gorbals story - does anyone know if Colin's granny lived at 91 Househillmuir Road@? My wife was brought up in the Gorbals, her name was Cathie Dewar of Abbosrtsford Place.
Submitted by: Robert Piggot
Glasgow, Scotland
10/10/10
Email: rbrtpig@yahoo.co.uk

I was brought up at 36V Cavendish Street and went to St. Johns then to our lady and St. Margarets in Kinning Park. I had 4 sisters but me and one sister left and went to Errol Street. The hibs hall dancing and also Locarno and others had a grear upbringing - many great pals and fantastic memories. Thank god for strict mammy - she taught us well.
Submitted by: Patricia Carmichael nee Shevloin
Brisbane, Australia
10/10/10
Email: p.carmichael1@optusnet.com.au

Some time ago Margaret Welwyn posted for anyone who knew anything about the Vandermotten family. I have them in my family tree. Annie Elizabeth married into the McAlinney family.
Submitted by: Terri McCue
Glasgow, Scotland
10/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

I just read an email from a Maurice McAdam of Stirling dated 6/5/08 enquiring about Susan McAdam nee Comiskey deceased of 2 Cavendish Street. I have the information that he seeks. His email address is inactive. Can anyone put me in touch?
Submitted by: Patick McAdam
Manchester, England
09/10/10
Email: pmc1535921@aol.com

F.A.O. Ian Hossack - never saw him playing football but used to see him at 12 o'clock mass in St. Johns in Potugal Street. Amelia.
Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh
Glasgow, Scotland
08/10/10
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

I remember during the war my mammy would send me to the butchers for bones for soup. He would give me bones out of a big steel drum. There was no charge. Amazing. They charge you now. Imagine charging you for bones?? Mick
Submitted by: Mick Gallagher
Glasgow, Scotland
08/10/10
Email: dumpingram@hotmail.com

F.A.O. jim444@aol.com. Mick Strain is still living in London and keeping well. I am his young brother Vinny. I have not met you Jim but I know of you. Did you drive up from London many moons ago and then drive abroad in a Mini through France and Spain around the early 70's?
F.A.O. karlpeterheinz@hotmail.com - I believe Church Street was the original name for Oxford Street and before that it was Kirk Street.
Submitted by: Vinny
Glasgow, Scotland
08/10/10
Email: strainv@ntlworld.com

Does anyone know the email address for Doris McIntyre (nee-Austin). I was in touch with her recently when John McCue died. Some swine hacked my email address and I lost all my contacts. If you have a contact for her could you please mail me it. Alternatively, if you don't know me or are unsure who I am, could you contact her on my behalf and give her my new email. If you check near the top of the first page you will see that I had a posting only recently.
Submitted by: Terry Young
Glasgow, Scotland
08/10/10
Email: ladsothevillage@hotmail.co.uk

Hi there Amelia. Welcome back. I missed you! What a memory you have. Don't remember going to the Princess when I was wee. It was always the Metropole. I had many a good laugh there - felt like a bit of a star myself when I could tell all my pals that I saw Roy Rogers there and his wife Dale Evans. Of course the real star of the show was Trigger the horse. Can't wait to see if I can contact my school pal Ann Hay. Nancy Shankland wrote into the site to say she knows her niece. I've emailed Nancy and I am sitting with my fingers crossed. After having said that I'm now wondering what I'll do if I get to meet her. Can I shed a few stone get back my figure and my cheeky wee face? The latter is now a much larger face - somewhere between a halloween cake and a turnip wi hair on the top. Still, never mind eh?
Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
08/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

Regarding Joe Conlon's query as to the fire in 1953/54. It was, in fact, the Twomax factory which burned down just behind St Lukes. We as you mention were given the day off. My recollection was that there were a number of people killed as a result.
Submitted by: Don Paton
Wishaw, Scotland
07/10/10
Email: donaldpaton@yahoo.com

F.A.O. Anne Smith - I now remember some of the rest of the skipping song:
On the mountain stands a lady
Who she is I do not know
All she wants is gold and silver
All she wants is a nice young man
Am I right? Anybody else out there come up with it?
Submitted by: Margaret Bradley
California, USA
07/10/10
Email: maggies@onemain.com

In reply to J.Conlan, I too remember that fire in Commercial Road. I think the factory was called Leeins or something like that. Am I getting mixed up or was there a lift that got stuck with people in it? I think it would have been around 1958 or 59. I lived in Lawmoor Street near Ballater Street. After the fire, where the factory stood became the 'sperr grunn'- it was a good short cut to the boys entrance to St Luke's, although you had to slide down a pole at the end. Cheers.
Submitted by: Pammy Young
Glasgow, Scotland
07/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Anne Smith - next line is: "Who she is I do not know" That's all I remember!
Submitted by: Margaret Bradley
Glasgow, Scotland
07/10/10
Email: maggies@onemain.com

F.A.O. Joseph Conlon (Glasgow) - there was Twomax the knitwear factory facing the old graveyard in Rutherglen Road. Then underneath was Wisemans the waste manufactures. Nearly all women worked there including my mother. When a lorry came to lift the waste which was in big bales, it was the women who came out using the big steel claws to throw the bales onto the lorry. The women could work harder than men from that work. Next to that, upstairs was McGills the billiard hall. I used to get sent up there to get change for my grannie for the gas meter. Looking from Commercial where the O'Lones stayed was Leons - I think it was an upholstory factory or wood factory. There was a lift that was on the outside of the building facing Commercial Road. There was a few big fires in that building and I think some people died in it. It eventually got shut up but cannot remember when. Facing St. Lukes School there was the Hare Work - it was shaped like a coffin. Loads of women worked in there, also my 2 aunties. On a Wednesday night - well I think it was Wednesday night - the whole of the workers took over the wash house in Rutherglen Road. Many a time my grannie would send my cousins and I round with tea for my aunties. It was hilarious listening to all the patter from the women. Hope this brought some memories back to some people.
Also Joe, reading through the postings, I saw you mentioned my uncle Wullie Currie. He was my mother's brother. His wife (my auntie Kate) was Sonnies sister and Sonnie was married to Mary. They had a big family - cannot remember Mary's maiden name. My uncle Wullie and Sonnie would go down to Wemyss Bay and collect the whelks and mussels and sell them. Sonnie had a barrow on the corner of Cumberland Street and Lawmoor Street but my uncle Wullie would hurl the barrow which was hired from Hyslops in Gorbals Street around all the streets in that area. He would come up to our street and leave the barrow with one of us while he was getting his tea from my mother. If it was me I would have scoffed plenty of whelks before he came down but I used to throw the empty one back in the barrow so that he would not see the empties lying in the street. Does anyone of the oldies remember the man who used to come around with a horse and cart and sell tripe in big aluminium baths? It put me off tripe. Never tasted it but some people said it was good for you. I preferred the whelks HA!HA! Amelia.
Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh
Glasgow, Scotland
06/10/10
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

Iain Hossack, that story of yours was magic - had me laughing my head off. It was typical of things that happened in those days, funny and harmless. You will never have those days again. We have to cherish them. Keep up the good work - your stories are great reminders of our life in the Gorbals. As for the football player Charlie Tully, I've heard of him but only seen him on a wee 14 inch black and white TV, he used to sit on the ball?
Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
06/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

I'm looking to get in contact with my father Angus McFarlane born 10/05/1948, brother of John and Margaret was born at 134 Naburn Street. If anyone has any information that could help me I would appreciate if you could get in touch.
Submitted by: Cally McFarlane
Not Supplied
06/10/10
Email: caledonia_18@live.co.uk

Looking for photograph of Greenvale Street, Calton, Glasgow 1930 to 1940.
Submitted by: J. O'Connor
Dumfries, Scotland
06/10/10
Email: jo'connor37@hotmail.co.uk

Born southside Glasgow March 1944, attended Annette Street primary then moved away. Served in the Royal Marines 1961/69, then USMC for 4 years. Anyone recall John McQueen who lived in Abbortsford Place, also Mick Phillips or the Crossymyloof gang from 1956/59? Those were HAPPY DAYS!!
Submitted by: Stuart Randall 
Port De Soller, Mallorca
05/10/10
Email: Yank17032@hotmail.com

Can anyone help? Trying to remember skipping rope songs but only one that comes to mind is 'On the mountain, stands the lady.....' Thanks, Anne.
Submitted by: Anne Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
05/10/10
Email: annemcn@ukonline.co.uk

F.A.O. Rita Moffat - I was reading you were trying to find old school chums and one of them was Anne Hay. Well I was speaking to her niece and told her and she has given me her phone number, so if you email me I will give you it. She is still teaching as far as I know and living in Pollokshaws. Yours Nancy Shankland.
Submitted by: Nancy Shankland
Glasgow, Scotland
05/10/10
Email: nancy.shanky@googlemail.com

Is that the same G. Sorely that was mates with Brian, Knottsy, Danny F., Mick S. and Gord A.? Let us know.
Submitted by: T.Sweeney
Glasgow, Scotland
04/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

Hi there folks. Went to see Nancy Samson for a wee while last week. Nancy is kinda my last link with my mother's family the Moffats. Both families stayed up the same close, 66 McNeill Street and stayed right next door to one another. My Auntie Peggie was a pal of Nancy's mother Mrs Vine. Nancy herself remembers my mother, my grandmother and all the Moffat's. The families go way back to the 1920's!! Together they made up a pretty sizeable tribe - they each had 13 weans! Forever liking the idea of a bit of money, I used to find out when one of Nancy's weans were being Christened and stand at the bottom of the close stairs awaiting the Christening piece. This was always a great way of getting a couple of nice biscuits and a thrupenny bit. As mentioned before, Nancy has a lovely cosy spotlessly clean house - I swear you could eat your dinner off the kitchen floor! Fair puts me to shame - need to ask her if she would mind coming up to my hoose to give it a good gutting out!! My trouble is I canny let things go - jist canny bring myself to throw stuff away, jist in case it might come in handy-AY RIGHT!! Rita.
Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
04/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

My father was James Miller, born in the Gorbals in September 1910. His Mother was Mary Frame who married Willam Miller, both parents were deceased at the time of my father's marriage which was in 1956. He was evacuated up to the north of Scotland to a place called Altass, when he was about 3 years old. I have often wondered if there is anyone who may have known the family? It's a long time ago I know, and my father died in 1985, but one day I would like to go and see where life began for him. I know the place now must be very, very different. I do not know the address, or indeed if there are any other family out there? Any news would be most welcome. Thanks.
Submitted by: Roselind Mary Hirst
Invergordon, Scotland
02/10/10
Email: Roselindhirst@yahoo.com

I remember one Saturday night while I was having a bevvy in the Office bar up in Eglington Street, Charlie Tully the famous Celtic player was in the lounge. You can talk about your Ronaldos but that man had mer tricks up his sleeve than any of them. I got talking to him and before I knew it the pub was shut and me and him and a couple of others were still drinkin - great stuff. We were kicking a rolled up bit of paper, having a laugh when the cry went out, "It's the Polis!" It was only Big Wullie fae Cumberland Street, the same wan that used to kick our arses when we shouted funny Polis at him. He ended up drunk as a skunk - he was still on duty and later slept it of in the wee polis box in Cumberland Street. Those were the days my friend. Did anyone see Charlie play for the tic?
Submitted by: Iain Hossack
Glasgow, Scotland
01/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

Hi to Pat Lynch. One of my aunts lived at 65 Gorbals Cross - her man was John Hogan. If I remember rightly, his local pub was the Gary Owen. Also, I too remember the Metropole Theatre. Sometimes my granny would take me with her and we would queue up in the back lane to get in. Their was a busker or two doing their own wee turn ie. singing or playing a musical instrument, a concertina (squeese box) or the spoons - they were as good as the acts inside the theatre ha ha. The Metropole along with some other Theatres had talent contests. Buskers and others who fancied their chances (talent or what eh, ha ha) - the winner got the cash. Two of my husband's uncles and one of his aunts did their bit of singing too. They agreed not to do the same theatre as the other and was told they were very good and when they won, they shared the cash between them. They must have been good as they won a lot of the time. Back to the queue, when the door opened it was up to the Gods for us ha ha ha. Some folk would do a wee bit of pushing but I managed to rush up to bag a front seat for my granny and I ha ha ha. The seats if I remember rightly were long wooden benches. I remember Jimmy Logan etc. Also a woman who dressed in a black suit and hat and held a black dress cane in her hand - what a singer she was too. I think the talent back then could give todays talent a run for their money ha ha ha.
Submitted by: AMB
Lake District, England
01/10/10
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk

Hi there everyone. I actually found this site by mistake but was so glad that I did as my mum and dad were brought up in the Gorbals. They left there in 1963. Also my grandmother and grandfather lived there - Joseph and Peggy Kilna. My dad's sister Margo who is now in Australia and has been for many years. Would love to hear from anyone that remembers my dad and his brother Stan. I was born in the Gorbals in 1963 but my parents moved to Carnwadric in 1967. I'd much apprieciate any one getting back to me about my dad Joseph, my mum Letty Cordinner, my dad's brother Stanly, his sisters Margo, Patsy and Barbara. Thank you, Margo Kilna.
Submitted by: Margo Kilna
Falkirk, Scotland
01/10/10
Email: margonkev@aol.com

My name is Joe Conlan. Further to my post of last night, having the day aff wurk, I decided to pay a visit to my birthplace. What a letdown. From Crown Street area right up to James Street near Brigton X there was virtually nuttin' to fire old memories. In the 1980's, I took my kids down to St Lukes School. It was ready fa'in' to bit bits an' I had to get special permission. Best kiddy memories for a long time. Visualised every classroom as it was in my day. Couldnae get into the chapel or the 'big' St Lukes at back end. Today when I passed it [looking for Webmasters building. Missed directions and couldnae find it. Ah'll be back], new houses built there, Lawmoor and Waddell Street no more. Wee bit o' middle road still there but nae police and phone box. Used to have races round it. Never won. About the O'Lone family, if anyone remembers them, Sonny Sr was the da, sons Sonny, Jimmy, Eddie, Wullie, Pat and one of the nicer ones Robert, we worked in same company but he died of big C a few years. They had quite a few lassies tae. Sonny and Wullie Curry used to booze Friday nites an the polis used to use their batons on them b4 jailing them. Next day they were best of pals. Ah.....what nostalgia. Hope someone replies to my earlier query. An old soo sider told me he thought it was a bedding factory that caught fire. And it may have been Caledonia Road rather than Rutherglen.
Submitted by: Joseph Conlan
Glasgow, Scotland
01/10/10
Email: marcsharyn@yahoo.co.uk

Hi Isabella, I was really amazed to hear about your step sister - she was in my class at school. I am ever so sorry to hear she died young. We were quite pally at school. She had a pal called Margaret who stayed in Egliton Street or Cavendish Street. She was a dark haired girl. I remember a boy called Ronnie Miller who she was friends with. It was so nice to hear from you Isabella.
Submitted by: Helen Walker
Basingstoke, England
01/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

F.A.O. Frank Ford. Hi there - I was only 13 years old in 1959 but I do remember folk talking about that accident. I served my apprenticeship there and it was grim wages but I stuck it out and became a foreman that did not last long as Stragis was shut down, it was hard to find work in upholstery. I eventually got a job over in Brigton - the owner walked in one day and it was the same guy who owned Stragis. It did me a favour as he made me foreman - probably to keep me quiet.
Submitted by: H. Carmichael
Alexandria, Scotland
01/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

Hi Danny Gill - thanks for the reminder of the Plaza....it was doin my nut in. Yeah, I had a few shandies in the Star Bar at the Toll as well. Your name rings a bell, maybe knew you in those days. Good luck Danny, and thanks again.
Submitted by: Georgie Porgie
Glasgow, Scotland
01/10/10
Email: Not Supplied

Anyone old enough to remember a big factory fire in between St. Lukes School in Commercial Road off Ballater Street and on the inside bit of the Rutherglen Road side of the Twomex factory sometime in the 1950's? May have been 52 or 54. I remember sitting in class and the whole school was sent home. I lived at 53 Commercial Road and remember standing with big crowds watching it. Any of the 'Gorbals' books readers know if those books have any information on it. I've tried all over the 'net but nothing at all. I remember a large family called O'Lones and going up the stairs to my landing was very scary as all the gas lamps were out, toilets pipes in landings were always leaking and the bogey man was always hovering. Anyone remember old coo coo McFadzean? I just found this site by sheer accident and would love someone to reply.
Submitted by: Joseph Conlan
Glasgow, Scotland
01/10/10
Email: marcsharyn@yahoo.co.uk


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