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Can anyone remember a pub in Nicholson Street called the 'Double Eagle 'and what number? Thanks..Ian

Submitted by: Ian
Glasgow, Scotland
31/10/09
Email: ian.dckson4@ntlworld.com

Researching Baillies who lived on Orr St., in the Gorbals. Bridget Baillie was born about 1915. Married John Ferns of Manchester, England in 1934. Son John Desmond Ferns born in Eng 1934.

Submitted by: Jean Fuhrer
Florida, USA
31/10/09
Email: nfuhrer@bellsouth.net

Great to read about Moffat Street from Rita and Anna brought back memories of the good old days.

Submitted by: Brian Duffin
Glasgow, Scotland
31/11/09
Email: Not Supplied

FAO: J Parker USA You may find a school photo on friends reunited

Submitted by: Ann Docherty
Canada
30/11/09
Email: Not Supplied

Trying to trace PATTERSONS. My dad was Harry Patterson. He had a brother William {Uncle Willie} and sisters Jessie, Nancy and Mary. We lived in 400 Ballater Street, Gorbals. there were 6 children - Marie, Raymond, Kathleen, Harry {sadly deceased} Patricia, Anthony {our baby}. Uncle Wullie had a large family. Wee betty {our mum} died last year, Anyone know 'Betty and Harry'??

Submitted by: Kathleen Hindle (Nee Patterson)
Norfolk, England
30/11/09
Email: owen.m.hindle@btinternet.com

Hiya Patsy Crossley, I remember you very well from Nicholson St. and your cousins the Crossans. My mum and Dad were very good friends with John and Betty Duff. I still send them Christmas cards every year. Their son John visited me in march this year with his two gorgeous daughters. I also remember Frankie Vaughan coming to the school too.

Submitted by: Josephine Stuksis
Glasgow, Scotland
30/11/09
Email: josephine.stuksis@btopenworld.com

I was adopted as a baby in 1960. My mothers name was Catherine Simpson, and my initial name was Eileen. All I know about my real mother was that she gave birth to me in Burton on Trent- in a 'home' for unmarried mums and that she lived in Kintra Street before, and after this. My guess is that she must have been aged between 14 and 20. If anyone has any possible information please do get back to me.

Submitted by: Jenny Churcher
Aylesbury, UK
29/11/09
Email: genchu@gmail.com

Jonny Houghton what was your close number i lived at 158 across from the pen?

Submitted by: Bobby Docherty
Corunna, Canada
29/11/09
Email: anrdoc@cogeco.ca

Hi Does anyone remember Din's (I don't know if this was it's name though) factory in the Gorbals, they manufactured chair frames and suites I believe. Stephen Din

Submitted by: Stephen Din
Glasgow, Scotland
28/11/09
Email: stephen.din1@ntlworld.com

For anyone of you guys who are in their early 70's and went to st. johns school in Clelland St. I have a photo of a class of boys my brother Pat Welsh is in it and also Wullie Robertson both came from Salisbury St. It's a bit worse for the wear but if anyone would like a copy I will copy it for you Amelia?

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
28/11/09
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

My father in law told me a story at a party which he has convinced me is true and I'm trying to find out if he's telling the truth! He told me about a man called Albert Wheeler who was black fella from the gorbals - I'm not sure of his age, but my father in law is 71. He told me that Albert was a good boxer and a singer and who saved a boy from from the Clyde. Does anyone know if this person exists?

Submitted by: Paul Hutchinson
Glasgow, Scotland
28/11/09
Email: ashburnhouse@live.co.uk

To J.Parker, look in urban glasgow site and you will see photo of buchan street school. I went there in 1960 it was a great wee school and my mum broung me hot oxo at playtime.

Submitted by: Patsy
Glasgow, Scotland
28/11/09
Email: Not Supplied

Looking for any info/contact with any Pattersons. My father was Harry. he had sisters Jessie, Nancy and a brother William {Uncle Willie} We lived in Ballater St. {Betty and Harry and 6 kids}

Submitted by: Kathleen Hindle (nee Patterson)
England
28/11/09
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Anyone remember the 'Gaughan' family of Mathieson St/Ballater St? OR Charlottte Patterson?

Submitted by: KP Nuts
Norfolk, England
28/11/09
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To J Parker, Kansas USA. Your posting regarding if the the midgie raking and getting hudgies was a dream - I can tell you categorically it was no dream. Not unless we and thousands of others had the same dream! What you are experiencing I think, is a yearning for days full of adventure and the sheer joy of being alive. I don't think you need to be a Yeats or an Auden to express how blessed you feel to have those wonderful memories- you already have. I related instantly to your yearning to communicate how you felt instantly. We were indeed very fortunate to have been given such a childhood. Sociologist might refer to the poverty and poor housing back then in the Gorbals as deprivation. I can never ever recall being deprived of anything-everyone was in the same boat for starters. Our riches came from the great freedom we had to enjoy the diversity of the games, the feeling of belonging we got from our friends and families,the songs and the great big belly laughs. No we can't get those times back ever again but then aren't we very fortunate that we can savour the memories and be greatful for times past? Cheers to you and yours. Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
28/11/09
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RE: nancy rose, yes sis you went to gorbals st baths but i would get a single fag from corner shop wi ma ginger bootle..ha ha so you were clean and a wis a dirty wee miden....remember how it was me who never missed mass and you would get me when i came out to ask me what colour the priest was wearing as we would get interigated when we got home..ha ha and we used to go to the legion of mary..

Submitted by: Everett Wylie (Maureen)
St Peter Port, Guernsey
28/10/09
Email: everettcampbellwylie@yahoo.co.uk

Does anyone remember frankie vaughn coming to st johns school in nicholson street. I was there with my mum, the school was next door to my 'close'.

Submitted by: Patsy Crossley
Glasgow, Scotland
27/10/09
Email: patsyr55@yahoo.co.uk

Hello to the duffs and the stuksis. I lived at 127 nicholson street, born 1955. my mum was called ella and i have 3 brothers john, jimmy a billy, my sister is called helen. I went to buchan street school around 1960 and later adelphi. fond memories of mrs stuksis running me up a dress for the first sunday in may. john and betty duff are good friends of the family. I remember the murrays and the collums were up our close. my cousins the crossans lived up the pen, dodger and co. went to the medical mission sunday school. got chased one night by the 'cumbie' and survivied. now living in knightwood.

Submitted by: Patsy Crossley
Glasgow, Scotland
27/10/09
Email: patsyr55@yahoo.co.uk

Hey Jack Keech I remember wen were in Abbey school u were a quiet lad archie bowman an blackie used to give u a rough time u were bigger than them as well! u couldnae play fitba but u made up the numbers, so u were a gud sport eh, up the cavey sperrie, so ur in the philpines, how many tales have u got there and how many wives, dae u rember that time wen Jacky morrison stole all ur gories and ur maw came up to see Buchanan, we all laughed and Buchanan gave u some stick over that called u a big wane, gud old days matey werent they hows life out there invite me out for a holiday? Alan sangster

Submitted by: Alan Sangster
Glasgow, Scotland
27/10/09
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I hope each time i write in to this great site, someone who has a photograph of Buchan st school about 1950's I would dearly love to have a copy of the picture,,, I will pay whatever you want. I have lived in the U S A most of my life, but dear god Glasgow is always in my heart. I lived in Nicholson st,,,we were so poor we didnt know we were poor (ha ha). Please you good folks, can you find out if there is someone you know who has memories of gorbals primary. My heart bleeds from the joys and sorrows of the tenements of my youth. thank you J Parker

Submitted by: J Parker
kansas, USA
26/10/09
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RE :147 Lawmure st - My moms family (O'donnels) lived at 398 Lawmure St.and the Docherty's were their cousins!!!

Submitted by: Mary McLeary
Ontario, Canada
25/10/09
Email: paul_mcleary@hotmail.com

My mom tells me that she remembers that store as well, but can't remember the name !!!

Submitted by: Mary McLeary
Ontario, Canada
25/10/09
Email: paul_mcleary@hotmail.com

To Anna McKInlay I have no memory of the "sweetie scramble" you mention although other postings in the past have mentioned this. I do remember however all the great games we played-I don't remember ever feeling bored! Kick the can; american ropes; peever; dreeping dikes; statues; moshie; rounders; playing baws. Came accross a wee book recently on Scottish street songs-plenty of great ones from Glasgow. Of course some of these were linked to particular games. Ma Maws a millionaire, blue eyes and curly hair, sitting amongst the eskimos playing a game of dominos-ma maws a millionaire. ..a wee dug stole a haddie bone, a big dug came and took it aff him so ah hit it with a soddie scone. Auntie Mary hid a canary up the leg of her drawers..Too many to go into here-but I canny resist one last go...Skinny ma linky long legs big banana feet... Cheers to all the old Moffat st folk! We always knew how to sing and hiv great big belly laughs no matter how bad our troubles were Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
25/10/09
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Jessie kenny will you phone me love Anne.

Submitted by: Anne Hannon (McKnight)
London, England
25/10/09
Email: annehnnon@btinternet.com

I remember, when I was a wain living in 29 hospital st. we would blow up a paper bag, set it on fire and watch it go up the lum, and we would make a wish if it went up the lum, and another thing we did was get nails, put them on the tram lines let the tram run over them. this would flatten them and make tiny swords.

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, Lancashire
25/10/09
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk

Hi Melvin, Do you know there is one of your class photos from your primary school on Friends Reunited?

Submitted by: Ann Docherty
Canada
25/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

Jean Fairie unfortunately lost all my school photos from Oatlands in fact not sure if we were in the same class but close I would have went to the wee school 1945 left the big school 1952 flitted to Toryglen, was your maiden name Mcgill? I was the guy that went for Mr Scott's fags and fishermens friend lozenges down to first the paper shop on Rutherglen road between Sandyfaulds and Moffat Streets then into the chemist's for his sweeties and maybe a stick of cinnamon for me to have a wee puff on the road back to school if you have any luck with the photos would like a copy

Submitted by: Not Supplied
Not Supplied
25/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

FAO Iain; Where did the data come from re life expectancy being 54?

Submitted by: Joan
USA
24/10/09
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To Jack keith you are asking about me but you sign off as Norman McNamee? not sure how to answer to two different people, I rember Jack but dont known Norman? unless someone is playing a wee joke. Billy the kid Malcom

Submitted by: Billy Malcolm
Glasgow, Scotland
23/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

Hi Norrie l remember gorbals st baths very well. I used to go every day after school but had to rake the middens first for empty ginger bottles so we had money to get in. We were lucky enough to have an inside toilet in eglinton st but we didnt need a bath cause we went swimming every day. can u imagine kids now not having a shower every day. My son needs 2 a day. Dont know how lucky they are. Not all things were bad back in the god old gorbals.

Submitted by: Nancy Rose (Wylie)
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23/10/09
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Jimmy haggerty - jake and i lived next close to each other in sandyfaulds st. we were the best of pals for years, went to all the dance halls together. He had a brother called james who moved to ireland years ago, sadly jake passed away a few years ago.

Submitted by: Johnny Houghton
Glasgow, Scotland
23/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

Trying to find information on my mother’s family who lived at 7 Peebles St from the mid 1920s to the 1940s. Her name was Mary MacLeod and she lived with her mother Millie and step-father William McKay. She had a brother Donald MacLeod and a sister Chrissie (Tina) MacLeod also living there. Chrissie had a daughter Millicent. My mother also had a step brother and sister: Billy and Betty McKay who went to school in the Gorbals in the 1930s.

Submitted by: Calum Dougan
Dennyloanhead, Scotland
23/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

Thanks anyway Mel. God how I wonder if these days of raking the middens and catching hudgies was just a dream. The Gorbals will remain in my heart forever. If only I had the vision of a Keats or a Martin Buber, then I could justice to the ethos of the gorbals. Take care all you good people. J Parker

Submitted by: J Parker
Kansas, USA
23/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

In Reply to Jimmy Haggerty. I'm no relaion to Jake Paterson of Sandyfaulds St. All of my family went to Oatlands School and then John Street in Bridgeton or Adelphi.

Submitted by: Jim Paterson
Leeds, England
23/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

For John Docherty - Not sure if your the same guy, but I lived across the back at 119 Thistle st and had a pal called John Docherty who lived on Crown St opposite the school/brew in the late 60's. He had a paper round that I sometimes helped him with. He ended up moving to pollockshaws (I think) and I ended up moving to McNeil st when they pulled that bit of the Gorbals down before moving on to further fields. Be good to hear from you if your same one. If not, all the best anyway.

Submitted by: Freddie Brown
Lytham St Annes, England
23/10/09
Email: freddie.brown@excite.co.uk

Like to find old pals from the early 60s,--- Cathy Mooney, from Wellcroft Pl/ Mary Bartkus, Eglinton St/ Margaret Clark,Herbertson St/ Maureen Dunlop, Nicholson St?.---- Wee Blether.

Submitted by: Wee Blether
Ayrshire, Scotland
21/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

My wife Loreta Conetta remembers a Pet shop/Zoo at the corner of Braehead st and Rutherglen road which had a monkey (might have been a chimp) in the window and he did sell pets. Someone asked this question earlier

Submitted by: Robert Stewart
Glasgow, Scotland
21/10/09
Email: robert_stewart3@sky.com

Regarding the baths that stood on Gorbals st and Bedford Lane, there is no trace of them Where the batch stood are gardens and the parking area for the high rise flats, Norfolk Court What is left at that area is the old Linen bank building, corner of Gorbals st and Bedford Lane Bye for now, norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
21/10/09
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

J Parker; sorry my friend dont recognise those names but the name robert cairns rings a bell but so long ago. This Gorbals site seems to be fading away fast, its no longer lively, all the characters seem to have stopped writing in and our letters take too long to get printed, I think people are moving to another site, anyone got any thoughts on this? Melvin

Submitted by: Melvin Bernstein
Glasgow, Scotland
21/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

Hi Rita I don't really remember the Moffats - which is weird when you think that we came from Moffat Street. I do remember the Samsons - did they live in Hayfield Street? I remember running in the back courts, dreeping the dykes, ripping my new school skirt on the railings and all those things we did that kids don't nowadays. I remember going to school and I was asked to look after a tiny wee lassie called Angela - she was the littlest bairn in the class - and having a barny with a guy with red hair called Rice when he tried to take the plasticine from her. Oh, happy days!! I also remember the best days of the year - Fair Friday and Christmas Week - when the sweetie factories stopped for their holidays and opened the top doors and tossed sweets to all the kids gathered in Moffat Street - how quickly word spread that the doors were opening. Also, the wee sweetie shop across the road on the corner of Hayfield Street and the smashing old couple who sold my favourite - chocolate covered nougat - and it was cheaper if it was broken. We hated going up for chips in the winter because you had to walk up passed all the factory doors - really scary!! especially after hearing the stories from the boys about folk lurking there waiting to take you away. Then there was Rubberneck the Parkie in Glasgow Green - when you start thinking about it the memories just keeping coming. Great to read the site and think back to kick the can, chap door run away, truth - dare and all the other games that we played in the street. Good grief, I'm coming over all nostalgic - I even remember the wee mouse that kept coming out from behind the fireplace in my mum's room and how we wouldn't let her or my dad kill it. Even the family cat did his hunting in the Co-op garage and left our wee mouse alone. Cheers Anna

Submitted by: Anna McKinlay
Cumbernauld, Scotland
20/10/09
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Hello Denis mcDowell hope you got my e-mail Anne hannon/mcknight take care.

Submitted by: Anne Hannon (McKnight)
London, England
20/10/09
Email: annehannon@btinternet.com

Once again we get people on here telling us what school they went and would love to hear from anybody from that school. But why do 90% NEVER put the years they where there as it would make life better if your looking for somone. Somebody put in that they went to Buchan St Primary and Adelphi now live in Canada, like many i went to both those schools as in 1953 to 59 then Adelphi to 1961. Alex

Submitted by: Alex Allum
Cumbernauld, Scotland
20/10/09
Email: stal1151rsg@yahoo.co.uk

Anyone have any School photos of 1948 class of Mr. Scott Oatlands school?

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
19/10/09
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au

Hi I would love to hear from anyone who remembers me and my family. We lived in 294 Florence Street from 1947 to 1969. My dad was Billy Coyle and my mum was Margaret Dalziel. Went to Camden St school then Strathbungo 'Bogie'. Went to the Barrowland from 1966 to 1968 when I made many friends. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Submitted by: Rena Coyle
Glasgow, Scotland
18/10/09
Email: james@buchanjames.wanadoo.co.uk

FAO, Jim Paterson from Sandyfaulds St. I went to bonnies from 1951 to 1954 one of my pals was Jake Paterson from Sandyfaulds St is he a relation of yours?

Submitted by: Jimmy Haggerty
Glasgow, Scotland
18/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

Hi Anna, Must have been one of my senior moments on the 8th. I addressed my post to Amelia instead of you. Sorry ladies, the grey matter and the eyesight getting poor.. Best wishes Michael TTFN

Submitted by: Michael
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17/10/09
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FAO: dennis mcdowall - anne hanon was in touch said you were nephew of jackie & frank from caley rd and their cousin jack hudson. i am 63 and my best pal was ann shearer we were great pals with your uncles i came from naburn st, jack came from hospital st, please get back and let me know if they still remember me bye for now mags.

Submitted by: Margaret Graham
Glasgow, Scotland
17/10/09
Email: magsmay44@hotmail.com

Does anyone remember the Rutherford's of Carmichael Street in the 1930's/40's? There was Donny, Ena, Jimmy, Margaret and Tommy. Tommy was my dad and moved to Corby in early fifties. I think my dads granddad had a shop

Submitted by: AnnMarie Rutherford
UK
16/10/09
Email: annmarie1971@ntlworld.com

FAO Rita Moffat, I can't recall the name Chapman in the Pass, but vaguely remember mention of a couple who always looked happy (maybe that was them)? it's also possible I may have passed or seen them without knowing it.

Submitted by: AMB
Lakeland
16/10/09
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk

RE: 08/08/09 your post. Are you Thomas Craig and have a brother named David and lived at Cavendish st. and Eglinton i knew Jim Cambell and Joe.

Submitted by: Willie Haggerty
Canada
16/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

Re: The Duff Family - a BIG Thank You to Joyce's daughter young Lorna, JJ and Michael Miller for their time and info, I hope that wherever the rest of the family ended up they are living long and healthy lives-they were a great family and I have fond memories of them especially John who when he went fishing at the weekend with his pal, Edward Meenan, used to bring the fish he'd caught up to my ma's to feed to the cat, still like to hear a wee bit more about the family, they had and still have good hearts, great family and I have great memories of them all.

Submitted by: Caroline Murphy
Glasgow, Scotland
15/10/09
Email: Not Supplied

For attention of amb, hi agnes recieved your message was good hearing from you it was good remebering all the good old times we had back then it would be great if you could send that picture to me it was great hearing from you x

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15/10/09
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Just been reading amazing statistics about Glasgow/Gorbals first of all at present time the life expectancey is only 54 years old? Why? Its not only the Booze and the fags they have always been around, poverty is the biggest grown concern, the government have failed many of the people in Glasgow. Last year a Worlds health Organisation study citing Glasgow, said a "toxic combination" of bad polices economics, and polices creates social injustices that is killing people on a grand scale. Drinking, drugs has got worse and so has the violence. Stabbings in Glasgow happen every six hours. We have more gangs in Glasgow than the bigger city of London. Can we through this site help? YES we can, there is a great organisation in Glasgow called The Gladiator its run by Alex Richardson and his aim is to stop kids from taking drugs/drink by taking up a sport, this is a huge success please do your best in your community to let schools and councillors be aware of all this activity, its all free of charge. Help our kids and help to preserve the next generation. I am doing my bit and if you need any more information contact Alex Richardson. I am a Gorbals man and what I see in the street disturbs me, its all our chance to give these kids directions and not turn a blind eye to it all. We are their elders and we must help them. I personally have made quite a difference in the last six months since becoming active, but we need you all, any little helps. Thanks for reading my mail Iain

Submitted by: Iain Cleary
Glasgow, Scotland
15/10/09
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Colin Mackie, thanks. At last I have a clear picture of my house in Abbotsford Place, (ours was the nicest in the street, of course I am bias). Also Tommy Reilly, I think I went to school with your sister at St Johns. I have forgotten her name. Her friend was Boyle?? Mary or Rose I think? Anyway she always had sweets, I tried hard to be her friend.

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15/10/09
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Jim Hall "Hallsey", thanks for the reply and yes I do remember all the class and the names really rang bells with me. I sure would like to contact everyone again just to see where we all ended up. I clearly remember Mr Buchanan as he used to pinch when he spoke to get your attention. Also Mr percy at Bogie the fitness nut jogged all the time. Mrs McCloud at Abbotsford always in brown suits. I sure remember the lot. I am now here in the Philippines year round and I still maintain my Canada e-mail address for friends to contact easily. I can be reached at jakejrkeith@yahoo.ca and hope to hear from some of the old Gorbals group and look forward to it. I will sign off for now and hello to all the Gorbals group. Jack.

Submitted by: Jack Keith
Samar, Philippines
15/10/09
Email: jakejrkeith@yahoo.ca

FAO: josephine i was one of the ones who hung around your window i remember isa and tilda well if they are still around tell them i said hello the duffs lived above you top floor i think take care pat holland

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
14/10/09
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk

FAO Michael (anon) I think you are getting mixed up with another mckinlay (Anna) according to her postings she stayed down at the bottom of Moffat St, or accross from Hayfield school. I stayed up near Caledonia Rd, at the graveyard end and didn't move there until 1959/60 and left 63/64 when all the buildings were being demolished to go to Castlemilk.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
14/10/09
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

To Mel, no problem. Did you know a Sylvia Hartley Evelyn Paton or Robert Cairns. Take care buddy, J Parker

Submitted by: J Parker
Emporia, USA
12/10/09
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Tommy Reilly replying to Nancy and Everett Wylie. Good to hear from you and all is well. Seems many years have passed since the good old days we had living in the gorbals time has went so quickly. I am well and living in cathcart area for the past 20 odd years. It would be good to hear from you and let me know how all the Wylies are doing. Is Mick still in Blackpool, we had many a good time together with Charlie and all the other maddies of that era. Hey you can look me up on facebook I joined it last week. Look forward to hearing the news on you all. Tommy To Frank Ford It was Father Rowan he is still serving mass in Toryglen St Bridgits, you may have been at school with one of my older brothers Francie is 12 years older than me then there is Benny 8 years older then Danny 5 years older.

Submitted by: Tommy Reilly
Cathcart, Glasgow
11/10/09
Email: tommy.reilly@hotmail.co.uk

Would like to hear form anyone that remembers the Docherty family who lived at 234 Crown St, one up, across from Hutchie Grammer school. We are all in Canada, but one. Thanks, John Doc

Submitted by: John Docherty
Vancouver, Canada
11/10/09
Email: johndoc@telus.net

Hi pauline read ur note. sorry l dont remember you but lm sure anna will. she did have a pal called chrissie cappello they were joined at the hips. wonder how u remember maureen (everett) she is younger than me. lm 54 and eve is 52. u might b thinking of margaret or janice they were nearer her age. anna does have son and daughter and stayed in vikky rd. anna dosen't do computers but l will tell her u were on. bye 4 now.

Submitted by: Nancy Wylie
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11/10/09
Email: nancyrose14@hotmail.co.uk

Someone who wants to know about the gorbals swimming baths. We were back home two years ago stayed with my sister law in waddels ct i walked all over the gorbals i think there was sill one wall standing in gorbals st.

Submitted by: Bobby D
Corunna, Canada
11/10/09
Email: anrdoc@cogeco.ca

Hi folks..my good friend Tommy Smith (Gorbals Artist) is in the process of finding a publisher for his fascinating book "Gorbals Shadows"..containing many well known characters from the area, and Tommy`s memories of growing up there. For those of you interested in being added to the order list, please get in touch, and we will contact you once the book is completed.

Submitted by: Colin Mackie
Glasgow, Scotland
11/10/09
Email: colin@southernnecropolis.com

Hi,looking through the site and worndering if anyone remembers a rosena connor from moffat street? She's my grandmother, hope to here soon.

Submitted by: Shona Shainsworth Leeds, Yorkshire
10/10/09
Email: shainsworth@sky.com

I grew up in Tollcross Glasgow my maiden name is Campbell. My Grandmother Helen Mckale (married John Tracy, then married Willie Melia) family where hawkers, her brothers Pat, Joe and Johnny McKale. Her brother Pat was a Rag Man. I remember visiting the Gorbals and I am sure we had family there but I can't remember the names. We often went to the Barrows and I know that my mother Rose Tracy (Campbell) went to Barrowland dance hall. My mother's sisters name is Elizabeth (Betty Tracy, married Andy Daisley). We had family in Shettleston and I know my Grandmother grew up there as did my mom, her sister and her brother. Two of my Grandmothers brothers (Johnny, and Joe) had many children. Some of Johnny's children's names where Fergus, Philamena. When I read the stories about the Gorbals I remember my childhood, climbing dykes and playing by the middens. I remember having pieces thrown out of the window to me so as I didn't have to stop playing. I remember playing balls in the close and against the wall across the street from my house, I remember playing beds with an old shoe polish can and jumping rope. I have many great memories of my life in Glasgow, I remember being poor and sometimes hungry, but always happy, you knew you could go to a neighbor and borrow some sugar or milk. I don't know very much about my Dad's family (my mum and dad got divorced) he had a sister Ann, and a brother Danny (Danny lived in Wales) and my dad's name was Johnny Campbell. If anyone knows the name McKale, Tracy, Melia, or Campbell please share your stories.

Submitted by: Helen Schilling Tacoma, Washington 10/10/09 Email: hschilling@msn.com
I am trying to trace my grand uncle Timothy Kearns, his wife Jane and his family (originaly from Ireland) who were living in East Greenock in 1901, but I believe moved to the Gorbals later. He had sons, Timothy, James and John. I think they changed the name to Cairns. Any help would be appreciated

Submitted by: Ros Thompson Carlow, Ireland 10/10/09 Email: rosthompson@eircom.net
I am not sure what happened to the big St Francis bell. I did see a couple of candlestick's and the likes in some people's hooses. I do know what happened to the 'No Diving' sign from the Gorbals St pool. It ended up in my pal's toilet, right above the bath. It had me in stitches when I saw it. Can anyone else remember seeing Memorabilia from Gorbals buildings in peoples houses? My dad built his fireplace surround from the wood from Soutar's pub, it lasted for years and was beautiful. I can remember his pal, wee Gus, bringing it along in a wheelbarrow, he must have done a dozen trips at least.

Submitted by: Auld Soo-sider Llanfair, Wales 10/10/09 Email: Not Supplied
Hi Anna MCKinlay Thanks for responding to my email. Memory plays tricks and it's great to get another mind remembering some of the detail that's been forgotten. I remember Linda and Brian Secker well-Linda seemed outgoing and confident and a tomboy where Brian was shy and quiet. Mrs Morrison was a nice lady- she was very friendly and great with weans. Do you remember my sister Janet Moffat from School or Jim and Betty Webster who stayed up 147 till about 1959ish? Or my other cousins Helen or Alan Moffat? Maybe if you could give me some names from Hayfield School I will remeber them. Catherine or Ann Samson ring any bells? Yes I have great memories too of the lovely long hot days in Richmond Park. Long days spent at the saunny pawn or at the ducksy. Some pieces and jam and a bottle of sugarolly watter-you thought you had died and gone to heaven. Great times...happy days. Strange to think that we had so very little.....Just goes to show money isn't everything! All the best. From Rita Submitted by: Rita Moffat Glasgow, Scotland 09/10/09 Email: Not Supplied I’m trying to find information on my mother’s family who lived at 7 Peebles St from the mid 1920s to the 1940s. Her name was Mary MacLeod and she lived with her mother Millie and step-father William McKay. She had a brother Donald MacLeod and a sister Chrissie (Tina) MacLeod also living there. Chrissie had a daughter Millicent. My mother also had a step brother and sister: Billy and Betty McKay who went to school in the Gorbals in the 1930s. Submitted by: Calum Dougan Stirlingshire, Scotland 09/10/09 Email: Not Supplied FAO Patrick Carroll and the many other Donegal /Irish people in Glasgow who may have Donegal connections, you will find the following link very useful - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.anc ... /~donegal/ The site has been work in progress for approximately 12 years and contains many valuable links, including the 1911 Irish Census which is now available to everyone online. Submitted by: Gerard Callaghan Donegal, Ireland 09/10/09 callaghangerard@gmail.com I remember me and ma pal would stand outside the pub at closing time (10pm). When the men came out with a skinfull we would "accidentally" bump into them..they would say "awe sorry hen" next thing money was coming out the pockets and saying "here hen there's some money fir a wee sweetie" ha ha, we used to make a fortune. can you imagine men doing that now, they'd be whipped to the polis station, what a shame for all those innocent men out there that just want to give kids money for sweets out the goodness of there heart............M.E.W Submitted by: Maureen Everett Wylie St. Peter Port, Guernsey 09/10/09 everettcampbellwylie@hotmail.co.uk Hi all you Gorbals folk can any of you help this former Gorbals man. Sorry to bother you, but I seen a letter on that site dated 12/07/09 and using your e-mail but submitted by Billy Malcolm. My name is Jack Keith and I used to live at 60 Cavendish st and went to school at Abbotsford with Billy Malcolm, Alan Yates, Alan Jones and we all used to hang about the spare ground and also at the Dollar Rae trying to get wood etc to build our huts. I am wondering if you can pass along my e-mail to Billy if this is not him using an anon name online if you know him that is. I sure would like to contact him or anyone that I went to school with as I found the site by accident and seen so many names I knew, but no e-mail addresses were included. I am now living in the Philippines and I still maintain my ca address as I was in Canada since 1968 up until just Sept 2008 and came down here now to live. I plan to visit Glasgow next year and sure would love to see some of the old school team from Cavendish st and Abbotsford place as I tried once before in 1989 but found nobody except some old friends of my parents as they all moved away. I hope that maybe you could if you can pass along this info for me. Thanks a lot, Jack. Submitted by: Norman McNamee Glasgow, Scotland 08/10/09 norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com Re: Amelia McKinley. Yes I'm Tommy O'Briens brother, we go home regularly but didn't make it for the anniversary, but we keep in touch by phone and email. Submitted by: George G. O'Brien Burlington, Canada 08/10/09 Email: Not Supplied Hi Amelia, interesting to read about 157 Moffat st. I remember well Mrs Morrison. She lived in the close, and she used to sit at her open window, which was next to the door of the wee house 'tween 147 and 157. Eddie Morrrison, her son, was a friend of mine. Eddie left school and started as Van boy with Pullars of Perth, the Laundry people. Many years later, on driving thru'Glasgow, stopping at traffic lights, I spoke to the driver of a large lorry nearby. It was Eddie Morrison. We exchanged a few words, and I never saw him again since. The other names I recall from 157 were the Burns: Tommy, Gracie and Ceely were the children. The Hutcheson family, children being Jean and Isa. The Mullens, children being a bit older than me, so I don't remember names. Mr Hutcheson was a driver in the Co Garage across the street. I believe Isa Hutcheson moved into the house stuck 'tween 147 and 157 for a while after being married, that would be around the mid 40's. It's strange! when you see the numbers 147 and 157 again, the old mind starts turning over, and I remember skating up and down Moffat st and can visulalise the lads and lassies scampering about. And you also mention that there are McGrory's in your family. My Grandparents originated from Co.Derry, and I imagine they arrived in Glasgow around 1880. My grandfather was an iron worker: my father followed suit. Another little coincidence Amelia, My family and I left Pollok Street in 1963 and lived in Clouden Rd Cumbernauld until 1976. Are you still reading, or maybe dozed- off by now? TTFN A Golden Oldie Michael Submitted by: Michael Not Supplied 08/10/09 Email: Not Supplied Trying to find out about nanna's family. Born Elizabeth Anne GALLACHER, 1914. Springburn known as Lizzie. ILLEGITIMATE Mother same name thought to be Irish, young girl around 14 or 15, father thought be be KNOX. Raised by BURNS family, thought to be sibling of KNOX. Elizabeth 1899 went on to marry and have children. Submitted by: JOan Bryson Jesmond, Australia 08/10/09 Email: joq1958@live.com just noticed a post from dennis mc dowell, are you a brother of jacky and frank from caledonian rd? Submitted by: Anne Hannon London, England 07/10/09 Email: annehannon@btinternet.com Jack Keith, I went to Abbotsford place, I was in your class at this school, I also went to Strathbungo, I knew all the names you mentioned, Billy Malcom is on this site, he was not related to Alan Yates, we were three good mates, do you remember Henry Young, Isabel Green, Margaret Mirelees, Liz Burns, Johnny Miller, Iain Hossack, Brian Black and Iain Wright he went to Australia howabout Neil Flannagan? our headmaster was Mr. Buchanan, I can remember you were very tall I remember playing football at the spare ground in Cavendish street, Ian Mackie had a brother called Alex both good footballers and both third Lanark supporters, I was football mad played 24/7 at Abbotsford place played for Bogie, went to Govanhill Star and was picked up by Rangers, I was nicknamed Hallsay, I can clearly remember you, do you remember Jack Napier? he was another tall guy like you in our class. There are a few on this site who will know you, Tam Craig writes in, u mentioned him. Regards! Jim Hall Submitted by: Jim Hall London, England 07/10/09 Email: Not Supplied F.A.O.colin mackie thanks colin for telling us about the urban glasgow site the photos of glasgow were fantastic but it would bring tears to a gless eye to think of the numpties who were responsible for pulling those beautiful buildings down, surely people with no vision. Submitted by: Eddie Alness, Scotland 07/10/09 Email: Not Supplied FAO: Jackie, Aberdeen, I think that the muniton factory you mentioned was based in Bishopton. Owen Dougan. Submitted by: Owen Dougan Glasgow, Scotland 07/10/09 Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com J Parker, sorry I believe I knew him but that was too long ago, sorry my friend, regards Mel Submitted by: Melvin Bernstein Glasgow, Scotland 07/10/09 Email: Not Supplied 147 Lawmoor Street: Does anyone remember a Docherty family who lived there around 1931? John and Helen Docherty. They had several children including Mary, Ellen, Agnes, William, Richard and Annie. Submitted by: J Holmes Canada 07/10/09 Email: Not Supplied I am trying to find out some info on my mums family, although born in the U.S. she was brought up in Dore in Donegal and then moved to the Gorbals in the mid to late fifties. her name was Patsy (john) Boyle i am really after her family from aranmore surname Gallagher. Submitted by: Patrick Carroll Glasgow, Scotland 07/10/09 Email: pcarroll8@hotmail.com Hi I am trying to contact Paul haggerty on this site his email address seems to be invalid he was looking for some info on his relatives George Haggerty Submitted by: Denis McDowall Glasgow, Scotland 03/10/09 Email: denisno2@tiscali.co.uk To nancy and maureen wylie i was friends with your sister anna we went to st margrets stanley st you lived accross from the subway. anna had the first pair of high heel shoes i had ever seen, she was so kind i begged to let me have a shot of them i was never allowed high heel shoes by the way they were 2ins high but i was so so jealous i used to go up to your house. i rember terry i think maureen anna was friends also with a girl cappelo or some name like that christine i met anna when she moved to castlemilk she had a daughter and a son i think she moved to victoria rd married a man. sally yes i remember your family ask anna my maiden name is shevlin from cavendish st i would love to hear from anna and maureen. you have made your life the past is the past wether you live here or not there is always changes, always keep in your heart what a great life we had and put into your kids and grandkids wht life was like and dont ever miss out the bad bits cause in the gorbals there was a lot of bad bits, but the good ones made up for that. Submitted by: Pauline Boyce Glasgow, Scotland 03/10/09 Email: paulineboyce@ntlworld.com FAO Jackie Parker, although I don't know Ronnie Winestone, I went to Buchan st school, you can get in touch with him through Friends reunited. Submitted by: Brian Donovan Ontario, Canada 03/10/09 Email: briandonovan@rogers.com Thank you, Colin Mackie. I nearly cried when i saw my house in Abbotsford Place. A great site. Submitted by: Rose Doyle Donegal, Ireland 02/10/09 Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com For Rita Moffat Hi Rita, I lived at 157 Moffat Street, first door as you went into the close. My mum and dad (Hugh & Peggy Allan) moved into 157 in late 1949 and I was born in the house in 1950. I remember Mrs Morrison who was a great neighbour and helped my mum with us kids when my dad was working away. Funnily enough, I notice you mentioned Michael McGrory - well my mum's maiden name was McGrory - she was known as Peggy and had worked at McVean's grocers in Crown Street till she got married. My grandparents and my aunt Jeanie (married Matthew Anderson) all lived in Lawmoor Street - all up the same close. When I lived at 157, the wee house in the middle of 157 & 147 was the home of the Duffins and the other kids I remember were Isabel & Brian Duffin, Linda & Brian Secker and Dennis Smith. We all lived either in 147, 157 or the house in the middle. I had brothers (Frank,Jimmy,Johnny & Tommy) and a sister (Janet) by the time we moved away in 1961. I have been doing some research on the McGrory family and my great grandad married twice and had a son called Michael with his second wife. It's been really weird finding out what happened to the family in times gone by - and how they all lived close by each other. Nowadays, everybody is spread all over the place - and maybe it's not such a great thing. I remember my early years at Hayfield Primary and lots of hot summer days spent at Richmond Park. Those were the days!! Submitted by: Anna McKinlay Cumbernauld, Scotland 02/10/09 Email: Not Supplied Born Cavendish st, went to Abbotsford Mr Green was Janitor. Played @spare ground on Cavey near Dollar Rae and had buddies named Alan Jones, Billy Malcolm, Iain Hutton, Alan Yates, Ronnie Lieser, Tommy Craig, George Hutton. Joyce Elder,Rosemary Rosenthal Isabel Crum. Went later to Strathbungo and hung around Bruno's cafe and worked P/T after schol at Milligans bakery at the toll near Bruno's. Lived at 60 Cavendish st and also friends with Joe Campbell above the Rendezvous and Knew Budgie - n Parrot, friend of big Fred and Con lynch. Podgie Grant, and Andie up the same close @60 ans I just found this site and it was like the lights went on and all these names hit me. The Sunday school on Cavey was Mr Brown, Walker and Broadley and they worked at the big bakery too. Names like Iain Mackie, Alan Munro, Andy McNaught, Jim Brennan Mike Keaton. Anna's Fish & Chips, Ben the Bookies. I love this site and would like to hear from some of the people I mentioned here as it sure has! been a long time. I left when I was 16 to go Navy and then after to Canada. Is the Billy Malcolm on here the same BM and was related to Alan Yates I think? Lived on Eglinton st I think or was it Devon st? Submitted by: Jack Keith Canada 02/10/09 Email: jakejrkeith@yahoo.ca Does any1 have a class photo of st lukes i started in 1964 headmistress was miss henderson best teacher in the school was miss bogan others in my class were peter birrell, william little, marie mccabe (big cabey), lousina bilsland, magaret mccue oh and we had a polish girl called barbara can say her second name but cant spell it. so if any1 has a copy of a photo could the email me a copy please? Submitted by: Rosetta Connolly Glasgow, Scotland 01/10/09 Email: xscotsbelle@aol.com Hi there i am still trying to find anyone who remembers of my grandmother elizabeth ferries from aberdeen.She lived at 13 thistle street and i am trying to locate which munition factory she worked in during the war. It may have been the rolls reoyce but im not sure. She had a baby boy in 1943 to a robert macfarlane. Can anyone help? Submitted by: Jackie Aberdeen, Scotland 01/10/09 Email: jackiemclaughlan@hotmail.com FAO...Jim, London. All I remember about the Irvine's is that they lived next close to us. Allen, Rose and there was a younger girl called Helen she was more my age My mum was friendly with Mrs. Rose Irvine. Sorry can't be more help. Submitted by: Josephine Stuksis Glasgow, Scotland 01/10/09 Email: josephine.stuksis@btopenworld.com RE: George O'Brien, Yes Your wife is right I lived one up next to old Mrs Nesbit? My father was Jimmy Murphy, my mother Isabel (both deceased, an older brother Jim who died days short of his 19th birthday (1953). Also have a younger brother, George who lives near me in Windsor. Submitted by: Sam Murphy Windsor Ont, Canada 01/10/09 Email: smurphy2@gmail.com


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