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F.A.O. Cathie from Blackpool. The name of the fruit shop up by what wee called the "throughie" close that led into Surrey Lane was called Chrissies. She was a blond, she had a son who emigrated to Australia, married a girl from Salisbury called Isobel McLeod. The dairy was called George McKays and the newsagent was Mrs Bradley. She had a girl called Rita who palled about with my sister - they lived up in Pollok then I think they got a house in Castlemilk. She also had brothers, some of them went to Canada or America. The pub at the corner was Teachers facing Scragowitz the cabinet makers. It was in the train station building and they also had a work in Surrey Street. At the opposite end of Salisbury Street facing the fruit shop was a garage and on a Saturday they had auctions for the cars used to see Peter Keenen the boxer up at them and then next to it was a work that did chrome implaters. My auntie worked in it. Then facing George the dairy was Maxwell's the furniture removers. Hope this helps you as there is nothing worse than trying to remember names and places. Amelia.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh

Glasgow, Scotland

30/11/10

Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com


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F.A.O. Harry Young - Govanhill. Thanks Harry but I know my grandfather James Boyle's family background. He was a bookie - he went to live in London. I am trying to find a photo of him - not much hope as he died in 1954 !Thanks again.

Submitted by: George Duncan

Glasgow, Scotland

30/11/10

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I left 391 Cumberland Street, Gorbals aged 6 months, D.O.B.21.11.58 to live in Carnwadric, Glasgow. Born to Irish ma'n'da, Anthony and Mary. Back then I had 4 brothers/2 sisters. Ma maw's still in same house/Bangorshill Street, Carnwadric. She used to run pubs in Gallowgate - The Fourways, The wee mill, Springfield Vaults etc. If she barred any of you, it's ok, the bar's lifted lol. Is there any old school up for "the craic?"

Submitted by: Pat Gallacher

Glasgow, Scotland

30/11/10

Email: pggallagher67@yahoo.co.uk


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I attended Wee and Big Bonnys 50/60s but left Glasgow 1968. Can anyone tell me when the schools ceased teaching and when they were demolished? Remember standing in Alice Street where Big/Wee Bonnys were late 50s and watched that great big chimney at Dixons Blazes being blown up, dust and smoke everywhere after the explosion. There was a lot of boys and girls and adults watching - can anyone remember that day? Wee Danny.

Submitted by: Danny Gill

London, England

30/11/10

Email: gilldanny1@gmail.com


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Hi, can anyone remember the name of the chip shop at the bottom of Cavendish Street down from Mary Pirries sweet shop? Was it called Jacks? Also the names of the dairy and newsagent at the bottom of Salisbury Street? I might be getting mixed up because I think the dairy might be called Jacks. Also there was a fruit and veg shop halfway up Salisbury Street and I can not for the life of me remember the name of that shop either. Hope everyone is well - I haven't seen much from Rita recently - hope your peerie is still in action Rita.

Submitted by: Cathie

Blackpool, England

29/11/10

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Can someone tell - me was there only one Dixon Blazes? Or is Dixon Blazes Estate different from Dixon Blazes? If it is where was the original Dixon Blazes? Many thanks. Terry

Submitted by: Terry 

Glasgow, Scotland

29/11/10

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Hi there Amelia. Still very much alive an kicking and very, very busy. I had a so-called retirement from full time employment last December. Don't know where the time goes. Still co-ordinate an addiction drama project in Easterhouse. So working part-time and have taken up voluntary work with Glasgow City Council. I am also helping my older Son Jim's wee Chinese wife Jessica prepare for her first baby. I can't wait - it's due any day now. It's a girl and she is going to call her Rita after me. I now have 6 soon to be 7 Grandweans and 4 Great Grandweans. No bad eh? I could meet you for coffee if you fancy it? Best wait till January? Keep well...Cheers Rita.

Submitted by: Rita Moffat

Glasgow, Scotland

29/11/10

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Thanks FRANK YOUNG for the info you provided. Great to have your memories! I haven't inherited Davie's gift for ballroom dancing (nor making paper airplanes) but it was fun to hear! Thanks so much. TM

Submitted by: Tanis Mamo

Ontario, Canada

29/11/10

Email: tmamo@ody.ca


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I am looking for information or anyone that could be related to my grandad. He was Patrick James Boyle born Glasgow 1908, could have been Calmachie. He had a sister called Agnes who was born in Bridgeton in 1901 and a brother called John born Calmachie in 1904. Don't know of any other children but there parents were Francis Boyle and Rose Montford/Mountford who in 1900-1901 lived at 94 King Street, Tradeston. In 1935 Patrick married Mary Kilkie - at that time he was living at 122 Naburn Street Gorbals and Mary was living at 111 Oregan Street Gorbals. Other addresses I have for Patrick and Mary are late 30's early 40's - 132 South Portland Street which is the last address my father remembers and in 1946 they lived at 10 1/2 Eglinton Lane where Patrick died that year. Any info would be great so please look at your family trees and if any of the names are familar to you then please contact me. Thanks and all the best, Tommy Boyle.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle

Leicestershire, England

28/11/10

Email: tommyketchup123@hotmail.com


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F.A.O. George Duncan - there were hundreds of people called James Boyle in the Gorbals stretching from the early 40's to late 80's. It was a popular Irish name and still is - look up the telephone directory and you will see what I mean.

Submitted by: Harry Young

Govanhill, Glasgow

27/11/10

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Hi, I lived in Tradeston Street from 1950 - 1971. I'm trying to track my mother's family, surname Kennedy, who lived in the area. Her name was Josie (she died in 1957). She had a sister, Martha, and a brother - I believe his name was Robert. They had a shop at No 71 Tradeston Street. Many thanks.

Submitted by: Marilyn

Chalfont St. Giles, England

27/11/10

Email: marilyn@fisherandmann.com


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F.A.O. Ten Quid - you mentioned some time ago a Jamie Mullheron from Hutchie Square. He is my cousin. Have you any info where he might be? Lost touch - he would be in his early seventies. His sister's name was Ann. Thanks.

Submitted by: Ann McGuire

Peterborough, England

26/11/10

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F.A.O. 10 QUID - I am very curious to know if you have any photos of your uncle Jimmy Boyle, my grandfather. Thanks, George.

Submitted by: George Duncan

Glasgow, Scotland

23/11/10

Email: george.duncan@sky.com


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F.A.O. Rita Moffat - Hi Rita where are you? Haven't heard from you in ages, hope you are OK. Amelia.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh

Glasgow, Scotland

23/11/10

Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com


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Georgie Porgie - did you live in Salsbury Street at one time?

Submitted by: Ann Docherty

Canada
22/11/10

Email: anrdoc@cogeco.ca


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My mum was Mary Slowey, born to John (Bunny) and Elsie (Penders). Does anyone have any info on my mother's family?

Submitted by: Debbie Carroll

Glasgow, Scotland

20/11/10

Email: dcsm@hotmail.co.uk


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Would like to contact Maureen Smith, Donald Robertson, Islay Mckinnon, Davie Murray, Harry Richmond and Norrie McDonald. All who went to Bellahouston Academy from the Gorbals and other parts of Glasgow around 1955. If anybody can help would be thankful. Tommy Kearney.

Submitted by: Tommy Kearney

Glasgow, Scotland

19/11/10

Email: tamkearney@mail.com


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Hi. My grandparents where Andrew and Sarah Campbell. (SHULANSKEY) Andrew had brothers David, Malcom, Eric, Andrew, Robert, Stewart and sister deceased young Mary. Living in Gorbals, Glasgow. Jewish grandmother Sarah. Parents Wolfe and Yetta Shulanskey (Solanskey or Ski).

Submitted by: Davina Campbell

Redland, Australia
18/11/10

Email: ENTER EMAIL ADDRESS


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I was trying to contact someone involved in the Gorbalites 50+ Club but the contact details on the website aren't up to date as the phone number and email address do not work. Would anyone be able to forward me the details of someone I could contact in relation to the project?

Submitted by: Hannah MacFarlane

17/11/10

Email: H.Macfarlane1@student.gsa.ac.uk


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Looking for any descendants of Patrick & Ann Gallagher (nee Davey). Patrick died in 1915 in Waddell Street & Ann in 1917 in Renfrew Road. Their son John Joseph Gallagher died in 1938 in Florence Street. They also had sons James, Patrick & William and daughters Mary Ann (who married Charles Kane) and Susan(Sarah). Any help would be appreciated.

Submitted by: Janet Gallagher

Portaferry, Northern Ireland

16/11/10

Email: gallagher630@btinternet.com


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F.A.O. Tanis Mamo - I remember old Mr Wileman very well. He had a big moustache like the Kaiser. His son Davie was slightly disabled but ironically was a great ballroom dancer. Davie's disability took the form of a slight shaking, but In know for a fact that he taught my cousin how to dance. Davie had a great knack of making paper aeroplanes and all the weans in our bit of Lawmoor Street would be tearing up jotters so Davie could make us 'aeries'. Just in passing Lawmoor Street is South Wellington Street, the name was changed years ago. Some of the older people still called it South Wellington Street - when I was a boy it used to confuse me no end. I hope this has been of some help. Years later, I was in a pub in Dennistoun and the manager was a guy called Vic Wileman. I said I knew a man with that name and it transpired he was Davie's nephew - this was in the late 70s and he said Davie was still on the go then. Best of luck. FRANK YOUNG

Submitted by: Frank (wee Pammy) Young

Glasgow, Scotland

16/11/10

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Hoping someone can help in my family history research on the family of Maurice WILEMAN, who lived in the Gorbals and died in 1919. He seems to have been a most colorful fellow, and I'm hoping there are still some of his descendents in the area. I am related through his youngest son, Robert, who grew up in the Gorbals on South Wellington Street and died, I believe, in 1960. Anything at all will be greatly appreciated!

Submitted by: Tanis Mamo

Ontario, Canada

15/11/10

Email: tmamo@ody.ca


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F.A.O. Ian Hossack - you seem to be getting you Mays mixed up. The one you are talking about was May Baillie's cousin, May Johnstone who lived up the top flat in 247 Thistle Street. This May was married to a Polish ex-pat. I will attempt to spell his name Wajsic Zyvelobiich - that was why people called them the Obiches for short. So big Lizzie did not have any grandchildren - the ones you knew were her sister Nan's grandchildren. Cheers, Nan.

Submitted by: Nan Cameron

Glasgow, Scotland

13/11/10

Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk


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Does anyone know of Betty McBride, who came from Carntyne, and worked at Beatties Bakery in Paton Street, Dennistoun?

Submitted by: Joseph Dornan

Perth, Australia

12/11/10

Email: josephdornan@aapt.net.au


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Hi Mick Gallacher - Yes you're right, but one thing we have got and always will have is our Whiskey! They will never take that away from us! Cheers Billy.

Submitted by: Billy Malcom

Glasgow, Scotland

12/11/10

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F.A.O. Geogie Porgie -Hello again. You must be a few years younger than me Georgie. I was married by the late 60s living in Devon Street with hubby Martin. We are married 41 years now. He came from Bogside Street in Dalmarnock. The Bedford & The Coli I remember well, first going to them to watch some good films, then as Bingo halls. The only thing still standing from my days in Bedford Street is the Citizen Theatre and I still go there. TA TA FUR NOO GEORGIE. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity

Glasgow, Scotland

11/11/10

Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk


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F.A.O. Agnes Burns. Hello Agnes - wee Jessie here. I've sent you an email from my sons email address. His name is Michael Callaghan. Just in case you think its junk mail and delete it. Speak to you soon sunshine. Wee Jessie.xxx

Submitted by: Jessie Callaghan

Glasgow, Scotland

11/11/10

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F.A.O. Teri - I think you're related to James Watt, famous for the steam engine. All your credentials prove this. Go to the library.

Submitted by: T. Horn

Ardrossan, Scotland

11/11/10

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Have any of you heard of a girl called Cathy McPhail from Hospital Street? Cathy worked in Wills and married Frank? My wife and her sister knew her through another friend of theirs. They lost contact in the late 60s early 70s - Cathy would be 64??? Bye for now, Norrie.

Submitted by: Norman McNamee

Glasgow, Scotland

10/11/10

Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com


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Frank (wee Pammy) Young - ma wee ma worked in the the stalls that sold the roasted peanuts. She also made the macaroon. When I finished school (Calder Street) I would go in and help her. Ahh, the good ole days.

Submitted by: Cathie Fulton

Glasgow, Scotland

10/11/10

Email: kate.fulton1@btinternet.com


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Mina Alan - I lived next close to you in Kidston Street. I have a picture taken of the weans who lived on this street and you are on it. Have tried 4 times to email you but kept getting rejected. Nan Carr.

Submitted by: Nan Kurila (Carr)

Northampton, England

10/11/10

Email: nankurila@tiscali.co.uk


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Hi Amelia. I couldn't stop laughing at your last posting. But I need to tell you, Will and Arthur spend sometime with me too. Like the sound of Johnny though, maybe I could meet him sometime? He sounds better fun than the other two :-)

Submitted by: Phil

Perth, Scotland

10/11/10

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F.A.O. Billy Malcom. Hi Bill. If you remember when sandshoes were called sannies you will also remember when our cutlery was made with the best Sheffield steel and the best bikes were Raleighs and the best motorcycles were BSA. Work all gone to China/Japan. A disgrace to all our brave soldiers who defended our way of life. Mick.

Submitted by: Mick Gallagher

Glasgow, Scotland

10/11/10

Email: dumpingram@hotmail.com


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F.A.O. Nan Cameron - yes Nan you were exactly right - Jock Weir and May were together. That was a genuine slip up on my behalf. May had two children,a boy and girl - that is definate as I was close pals with the boy. He had pure blond hair, did you ever hear of the Obages (hope spelling is right.) Lizzie Bailey was a character. I remember her as a youngster. What was your Nans name? did you live in Thistle Street?

Submitted by: Iain Hossack

Glasgow, Scotland

10/11/10

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Re: Andy Pender, Portsmouth. You posted a request for information on this site 3 years ago regarding your paternal grandparents. I have come across a Ebenezer Grossart on the 'Last Will and Testament' of one of my ancestors from 1907 but NOT at the addresses you gave. Given that the address is in Glasgow and your grandfather's name is as rare as 'hens teeth', it's a good bet that this is one of your relatives. Tried to contact you at your 'ghostboat' e-mail but that failed. If you contact me I will give you this info. Kind regards, Richard.

Submitted by: Richard Alexander

Stirling, Scotland

10/11/10

Email: richard6661313@hotmail.co.uk


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Amelia McKinlay - I am sure that Mr. Al Ziemer has never visited you my dear. What a witty little story - I haven't had such a good laugh for ages. There's just one thing I have to ask though - would that be the same Emma Royd that wrote the famous book/film The Grapes of Wrath? Keep up the good work girl, awe re best, Terry Lennie.

Submitted by: Terry Lennie

Luton, England

10/11/10

Email: terry@tlennie.freeserve.co.uk


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Trying to locate old friends for my Uncle Jim. 1946/47 Patric Maley, is looking for 6 Beggan Brothers/John Forsyth/John Macalpine/Tony Deenes/Andy Barbara/Joe & William Kelso/Janis Eastwood. Help appreciated.

Submitted by: Asa Salindirma

London, England

09/11/10

Email: asalindirma@yahoo.co.uk


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Have been trying to locate an old friend of mine for the last few years. He seems to have dropped off the face of the earth - hope someone can help me. His name is John Reid and he lived at 53 Oxford Street until at least 1966 or later. His parents had a wee shop on Gorbals Street - they were called John and Sadie Reid and his dad ran a wedding car rental business too. John is a musician and also worked in sales. If anyone has any information about him, I'd really appreciate hearing from you.

Submitted by: June Pert-Bland

Ontario, Canada

08/11/10

Email: june_bland@hotmail.com


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F.A.O. Helen Walker - Thanks for the memory. Rena's friend Was Margaret White - they were GREAT pals.
F.A.O. John Miller - I lived at 287 Eglinton Street after the spare ground above Belchers paper shop. There was Alistair & Rena McLeod, Anne Williamson then me. We had 3 little brothers Sandy, Billy and Donnie. As you can see there was 2 families in one. My Mum and Dad were Highlanders - mainly spoke Gaelic. I believe there were a lot of Gaelic speaking people in the Gorbals around the early 40s and 50s.
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Rotherham, England

08/11/10

Email: i.henriques@btinternet.com


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Hello all. Researching my family history - I was born in Glasgow. My parents passed away when I was a child. We all immigrated here (Canada) in 1957. From looking through this forum, I see places and street names that ring a bell - either from my research or from stories I've heard when I was young. Does anyone know any of the Cusacks (James, Jean, Amy, Sadie, Michael, Patrick, Frank, Annie, William, Lucy, Margaret etc) or Watsons (Allan, Andrew, James, Jean, Margaret, William etc) Murdoch or Nibloe families? Familiar streets: 5 Lawmoor, Ark Lane, 33 Wesleyan, 147 Reidvale, 57 Alexandra Parade, 10 White Street, 145 Springburn Road, 45 McNeil Street, 229 Rutherglen, 3 Duke Street, 226 Nitshill, 118/182 Waddell Street, 510 Crookston. Sorry this is so long! I was only able to go back to Glasgow once, in 1964. Thanks for reading!

Submitted by: Eileen Cusack

Toronto, Canada

08/11/10

Email: watson.kettles@gmail.com


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Hi, not sure if that site is still active but I wonder if anyone might know about the side of my family that is a mystery to me. My grandfather was Denis Cook, brother of Alec Cook. They and their brothers and sisters grew up in the Gorbals in the 1910s and 1920s. They were a Catholic famly. He moved to Manchester where he met and married my grandmother and had 4 children, but before he left he fathered another child, a daughter who might have been named Susan. Family history has it that her mother (who may/ may not have been called Jeannie) was the love of his life, but as she was protestant they were not allowed to marry. If anyone knows anything about their story I'd love to hear it. Thank you.

Submitted by: Rhian

St. Peter Port, Guernsey

07/11/10

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There's a brilliant book called "The Gorbals, An Illustrated History" by Eric Eunson. It is crammed full of black and white pictures of the Gorbals, Laurieston, Hutchesontown and Oatlands. You can buy it on Amazon.co.uk

by: Anne Johnston (McDonald)

Clydebank, Scotland

07/11/10

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Looking for help/info on my family history research. Just discovered 'Gorbals Live' and I'm hoping some of your genuine contributers can help with certain names I have come across. Does anyone know anything about the following people, possibly spending some time in or around the Gorbals district between 1900-1920 :Mary Murison, Sarah McPhail (nurse), Thomas Baird (butcher) and ANY male with the surname of Iveson. I have some info. on them based around Oxford Street but nothing else. Any help would be great as I have 'hee-haw' and seem to be banging my nut aff a brick wa. Kind regards to all, Richard.

Submitted by: Richard Alexander

Stirling, Scotland

06/11/10

Email: richard6661313@hotmail.co.uk

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Auld Biddy. Enjoyed your post to Doris. Hey, one night I was dancing in the late 50s at the Barrowland, when this guy comes up to me and says, "Can you loan me a fiver?" I said, "Thats a weeks wages!" He said, "Don't worry, when I get to Australia I will send you Ten Quid, thats double your money." Now that's a true story. He said that was his nom de plume - well I wonder. He was punch drunk, big guy with reddish brown hair, said he came from Lawmoor Street never forget that.

Submitted by: Billy Boyd

Glasgow, Scotland

06/11/10

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Researching aircrew lost in WW2. Sgt Alexander Alistair Robertson McGarvey ex Glasgow Policeman PoW No.1325.interned in Camps L1/L6/357. He was awarded the George Medal for saving the life of his navigator A.B.Grainger from Newcastle. Anyone know of him?

Submitted by: R. Walsham

Chard, England

05/11/10

Email: rwalsham@ukonline.co.uk

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In doing family history research, I've come across an ancestress who hails from The Gorbals at the turn of the last century, but I'm finding it extremely difficult to trace her - I wonder if any older relative of people reading / writing this have heard of her or her children - I would love to hear of it. Her name is Janet Ritchie, born about 1890's +, married a John Finlay (from Belfast) and produced 4 children: John Robert (eldest and my father in law, still alive), David, William Robert (sailor, died WWII) and Jean. Apparently Janet Finlay (nee Ritchie) moved back to Glasgow with her children but John was "sent back" to live with his dad whence he enlisted for army life. If anybody heard from any of them, I would love to hear from you. Many thanks! Patricia.

Submitted by: Patricia Watson

London, England

04/11/10

Email: pmwatson@onetel.com

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What Seniors Citizens are worth. Did you know old folk are worth a fortune? We have silver in our hair, gold in our teeth, stones in our kidneys, lead in our feet and gas in our stomaches!! I have become older since the last time I wrote in, a few changes have come into my life. Frankly I have became a frivolous woman!!! I am seeing 6 gentlemen everyday!! As soon as I wake up, Will Power helps me out of bed and I immediately go to see Jimmy Riddle, then it's time for breakfast with Mr Kellog followed closely by the refreshing company of Mr Tetley or my other friend who I only know by his initials P.G. Then comes along someone I don't know at all....Arthur Itis, who knows he is not welcome but insists on being here and what is more, he stays with me the rest of the day. Even though he does not like to stay in one place, he takes me from joint to joint. After such a hectic day I am glad to get to bed(and with Johnnie Walker too!!) Oh yes I am now flirting with Mr Al Zheimer!! The priest came to call the other day and said that I should be thinking of the hereafter. I told him I did all the time. For no matter where I am, the bedroom, the kitchen, the sitting room, I ask myself...."Now what am I here after?" Well I'll close for now and hope that Will Power is your constant companion, but do make sure his friend Emma Royd does not creep up from behind. Finally watch out for the crafty one....Gerry Attric!!! Just think what all you young ones have got to look forward to, HA!HA! Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh 

Glasgow, Scotland

04/11/10

Email: Ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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F.A.O Ian Hossack - Jock weir was not Lizzie Baillie's grandson, she didn't have any grandchildren as her only daughter May never had any children and Jock Weir was May's boyfriend. I know this because Lizzie Baillie was my granny's pal. Cheers, Nan.

Submitted by: Nan Cameron

Glasgow, Scotland

04/11/10

Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk

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F.A.o. Mina - Alan did you live near the Crooked Baw Bee pub, did you know the Roberts, and the bookies shop? I have photos taken in 1954 in Kidson Street where I used to drink in the HI HI bar.
Submitted by: Gibby
Morecombe, England
04/11/10
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Hiya Agnes - maybe if you ran about Nicholson Street in the late sixties and seventies you would have known me. I was Christened that name by all the lassies in the Gorbals - you probably know the rhyme. I was always dancing. One of my best pals was Bud Flannigan. He was a tasty dancer. I used the Square Peg a lot in the 70s at St. Enochs Square but that was mostly a meeting point before we went out hunting the ladies. I also ran about Bedford Street, winching in the Bedford or the Colly in those days. Great days Agnes, take care hen.

Submitted by: Georgie Porgie
Glasgow, Scotland

04/11/10

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F.A.O.Iain Hossack - yes but don't recall bad results.

Submitted by: Thomas Horn 

Ardrossan, Scotland

03/11/10

Email: pvb13@homecall.co.uk

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F.A.O. Thomas Watt - hi there. My father's name was Thomas Watt and he was born in Glasgow in Scotland. He has two brothers, Joseph and Lawrence and a sister, Maria, who was known as Ria. He and my mother and siblings (four brothers and a sister) used to live in the Gorbals area of Glasgow before moving to 9 Lunderston Drive, Househillwood, Priesthill, Glasgow, which is a suburb of Glasgow Town and where I was born. He was married to my mother, Mary McLelland, and they had seven children, I think. We grew up as a family of six children with my father and mother, but believe that we had a sister named Elizabeth who died when she was 2 1/2 years old from Diptheria. I am trying to make up a family tree but have not been very successful mainly due to the fact that I have very scant information to go on. If anyone thinks they knew my father or any of his relations or my mother, and has any information on them that would help me build a family tree then I would be grateful to hear from them. Thanks.

Submitted by: Teri
Wales

03/11/10

Email: pvb13@homecall.co.uk

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Hi Mick Gallacher, are you posh? We called our "sandshoes" sanies where I came from!! Only joking Mick, but for a lot of young yins that was all we had and could afford in those days, big difference now eh? Trainers cost the earth - the days of the sanies have long gone. Cheers, Billy.

Submitted by: Billy Malcom

Glasgow, Scotland

02/11/10

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F.A.O. Thomas Horn - talking about another amazing corner situation when Celtic scored from a corner then you might remember it was at Falkirk and it ended 3-3 thanks to the corner. The biggest laugh in the soo side that day was that Jock Weir who lived in Thistle Street (an ex Celtic player) was playing for Falkirk that day. He had a bet on with his grannie (Lizzie Bailey the bookie) that Celtic would win. Jock took the corner and re-took it and scored - amazing day. Poor old Jock! Do you remember that one?

Submitted by: Iain Hossack 

Glasgow, Scotland

02/11/10

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Hi Pat - just testing. All the best, Willie.

Submitted by: Willie Henry

Perth, Australia

01/11/10

Email: patjeengibo@bigpond.com

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Any chance anyone would have known my half brother Leslie Browning? He would have gone to St. John's School from 1938 to 1944. He lived on Eglinton Street with his gran Kate Kane. Came to Canada in 1946 to live with us. Thanks so much for any information. Cathy.

Submitted by: Cathy Bolger 

Vancouver, Canada

01/11/10

Email: wabolger@shaw.ca

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F.A.O. Mick Gallagher - Mick, signs of getting old are:
1. You need glasses to find your glasses
2. "Happy Hour" means naptime
3. Your children look middle aged
4. The twinkle in your eye is from your bifocals
5. Almost everything hurts, the only parts that don't, don't work
6. You are old enough to know better but too old to care!
But always remember You're never too old to enjoy yourself ! Amelia.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh

Glasgow, Scotland

01/11/10

Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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I read that Dixons Blazes was closed in 1958 which was about the time we were exiled to Castlemilk. Could it be a coincidence or were we allowed to live in The Gorbals to burn off the gas which was produced in the coke ovens. I don't know. I just know that when Dixons Blazes closed we got electric lights on the roads. Another wee thing about the Dixons. They were quite active here in Gothenburg and built a huge Scottish like castle south of Gothenburg. There are libraries and bath houses named after them in Gothenburg. James Fredrik Dixon and Blanche Dixon were the builders of the mansion. James Dixon died of lead poisoning after wrapping the lead seal from a wine bottle around a cut on his finger. I have heard but cannot confirm that Blanche also died of lead poisoning. They should have stuck to Lanlique like the rest of us. There is a website for the mansion - "Tjoloholmsslott". Nice place to live but yea wid need a load a shullins tae paye fur the gas.

Submitted by: Clifford Hughes

Gothenburg, Sweden

01/11/10

Email: kimjens@hotmail.com

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"F.A.O. Auld Biddy - not to worry ma dear about my friend T.Q, he is doing well as can be. I dressed up as a Highlander kilt n all and painted ma charlie chase blue , and a chanter kidding on I was playing it , got them all dancing jigs n reels ...American and Mexicans love the Scots n Irish and I got the first prize a bottle of grand mac nish and Drambuie , we do not drink so I donated them back for second prize a lovely basket of fruit and other goodies , so I was up half the night eating the chocalatey stuff yummers...It was a great night and I hope every one else has had a happy halloweentrick or treat give me some thing nice to eat if u dont u can smell ma feet no singing or dancing from this generation just fill ma pillowcase up wi candy...All the best to every one DAM"

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre

California, USA

01/11/10

Email: alan@youmeanalot.com

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This is a message for Wilma Mulholland. I am Bernard Penn, son of Fred Penn who was the owner of B. Penkinsky & Sons Ltd. I noticed you posted here about working there and I am sure you'll remember me. Please contact me by e-mail so we can re-connect.

Submitted by: Bernard Penn (Penkinsky) 

Toronto, Canada

01/11/10

Email: alan@youmeanalot.com

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You know your old if you remember when running shoes used to be called sandshoes and people used to leave their key in the door. Mick.

Submitted by: Mick Gallagher

Glasgow, Scotland

01/11/10

Email: dumpingram@hotmail.com

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