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 Post subject: December 2008
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FAO Jean Douglas of the Gorbals - please be so kind as to send us a copy of the school photo you have with my father Chris Purcell and Colin MacFarlane in it. I would really love to see it as we've never saw one of him - we would be very greatful. Thanks, Kim x

Submitted by: Kim Purcell
London, England
31/12/08
Email: purcell@yahoo.co.uk
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F.A.O. Linda Fletcher, Yes it is me Linda, Gerry and I are back in the Gorbals he is still caretaking and it would be lovely to catch up, we still just have the two Granddaughters.

Submitted by: Morag Reilly
Glasgow, Scotland
31/12/08
Email: david.oneill@radio-telecom.com
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Looking for photos or stories of the O'Neill family who lived at 100 Camden St, also any photos of the Camden Bar from any time period. Would like to hear from anyone who knew my family or myself. I went to St Francis old school initially then to the new one on Cumberland St. Any information or distant relatives please contact me!

Submitted by: David O'Neill
Paisley, Scotland
31/12/08
Email: david.oneill@radio-telecom.com
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Merry Xmas and a Happy New Year to Pat Davis. London. In contact with my uncle Kenny Warren, thanks again Pat. Anne.

Submitted by: Anne Niehus
Corowa, Australia
31/12/08
Email: anne.niehus@yahoo.com.au
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Posting this again because I'm sure you great people must know something about my grandparents. Their name was Campbell and they stayed at 97 Wolseley Street, Oatlands from 1957 to 1963? My grandfather was Malky (Malcolm) Campbell and my grandmother was Doris (or Dot) Campbell. They have four "weans" Dorothy was the eldest, My mum (Mary) and then there was James and then Janice. Dorothy and Mary went to Wolseley Street School. My grandmother died in March 1963 when Janice was only 3. For one reason or another we never had any photos of my mum and we can't find any info re her past. I know it's a long shot but it's worth a try. Does anyone remember and are there any photos out there???? Please help!!

Submitted by: Jillian Hailstones
Livingston, Scotland
29/12/08
Email: jhailstones@blueyonder.co.uk
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FAO FRANY MILLER was the manager called Bryan Adams I think my dad was in the football team but cant be too sure his name was Ronnie Dewar hope this is helpful, Nicola.

Submitted by: Nicola Dewar
Not Supplied
27/12/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Was May Glasgow referring to her brother John Gallagher(Gally served time with Dollar Rae) joiner left for Corby? If so would very much like to make contact

Submitted by: William McFall
Glasgow, Scotland
25/12/08
Email: wmcfall@btopenworld.com
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There has been a lot a talk about Devon St lately My grandparents lived there until about 1964 at #29 Devon St. Me and my brothers and sisters got to go spend the weekends with them, only one grandchild per week. I remember my weekends so much as my granny and I would make fairy cakes with icing and I would be so proud of them. My grandparents were Jimmy and Marion Hughes. Grandpa Jimmy worked at Dixon Blazes for many years granny worked as a cleaner for the railroad. they retired and moved to Dunoon to live with there daughter Jeanette. I eventually moved there and lived with them untill 1966.I then married an american and moved to the USA. If anyone remembers my grandparents please get in touch.Merry Xmas and Happy New Year.

Submitted by: Maggie Boyett
Florida, USA
25/12/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Hi Jimmy you might be a relation of mine, my mother maiden name was Neill Susie, her sisters names Peggy and Mary Neill. Thay lived in Surrey St. and thay had a brother called Stevie, love to here from you.

Submitted by: Micky Easdon 
Berkshire, England
23/12/08
Email: a.easdon.@sky.com
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To Terry Young, I work in the nursery attatched to St Francis Primary school and I have heard that the church is reopening but dont know when, this is great news for the people of the Gorbals if it is true.

Submitted by: Margaret Forbes
Cumbernauld, Scotland
22/12/08
Email:Not Supplied
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Trying to find anyone who knew the Kelly family of 16 Harvie Street, Glasgow or the Thomas or Teresa Kelly and daughter Maria, of 10 Harvie Street, Govan Glasgow, circa 1940's or so. Trying to find family members any information much appreciated.

Submitted by: Ann Cunningham
Port Glasgow, Scotland
21/12/08
Email: admin@pizzazzdesign.co.uk
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This is a great site, but my nanna has yet failed to find any former friends. her name is Eileen Duffy. She was born in 1950 and went to St.Lukes Primary school from the age of 5 to 11 (1955-1962). ( any photographs would be highly appreciated, from any of those years above or any of her friends! ) she then went to St. Bonaventures Secondary school from the age of 11 to 15 (1962-1965). She lived in 321 Ballater Street then her family moved to Eglinton Street. She had a large family and her mother was Lily Duffy and father was Pakie Duffy. She would like to find David Stevenson from the gorbals, he had one brother. She would also like to find John Sweeney, he has a brother who lives in the flats off Ballater Street his mother is named Bridget. John then moved to Dublin with his wife Evlin and family. My nanna Eileen now lives in Northern Ireland in Co. Tyrone and would love to find some way of contact with any of her old friends from the Gorbals. Thanks and reply with any response or email if possible. Merry Christmas and a happy new year to all in Glasgow ! x

Submitted by: Ashley Straw
Northern Ireland 
21/12/08
Email: ashleystraw6@hotmail.com
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Its always fascinated me that many glaswegians are obsessed with their irishness,.Perhaps we should have a Freudian scolar in these discussions. Glasgow is a Scottish city in case many of us have forgotten

Submitted by: Jack Nicol
Kansas, USA
20/12/08
Email: sjnicol@aol.com
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RICKY MOORE- I remember Sandshoe Wullie. I was at St. Francis School at the time in the early '40's and nearly killed myself running home when someone shouted 'here comes Sandshoe Wullie. We were on the roof of the school at the time and a few kids were trying to climb the railings they were so scared. By the time I got home to Rutherglen Rd. I couldn't even speak to tell my mammy what I was scared about and why I was home from school so early. Wonder how that imaginery person came about.OKAY- WHO IS RESPONSIBLE???

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
20/12/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Just to wish you all A Merry Christmas and Happy New Year Cheers AMB

Submitted by: Agnes Burns ( AMB ) 
Lake District, England
20/12/08
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk
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Hello Ann (Davis)good to hear your better now, I've just about finished my Christmas shopping now which is surprising as I'm usually rushing around at the last minute Ha Ha, hope you have a good Christmas and New Year Cheers AMB

Submitted by: Agnes Burns ( AMB ) 
Lake District, England
20/12/08
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk
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Note from Webmaster: The site is now closed for Xmas and will reopen week beginning 5th Jan 09. Hope everyone has a great Xmas and prosperous New Year.
MERRY CHRISTMAS TO EVERYONE X X X X X

Submitted by: Isabella Henriques
Rotherham, England
18/12/08
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Hi, Rita Waiting on you to write in again I wanted to ask you something,but first pf all your close is the one I know least qbout.I remember my aunt and uncle lived there but my cousin said she was only two when they moved to Houselwoodand she is now 72 it would be a bit before your time her 4 elder brothers were born up that close I think maybe delivered by your grannie who knows. James says somebody called Devine he used to take epeletic fits.I remember a family lived one up windows facing into Hayfield St.Thought there was a man woman and daughter they were always sitting at the window they were very kind to Mrs. Foster who lived 2up the next close dont know if she did a bit of ironing for them remember the Moffats the fairs the coulters and of course poor Tommy.Remember a girl clled Greta,next close low down through from your uncles shop was Peggy Adams think her husband was Polish but changer his name they had a little girl called Maureen Peggy was a Gallagher from! the next close befoe she married Frank they emigrated to America remember when she came back for a visit then there was the Clarks,the Fosters there was 5 of them one boy who played in St.Frances pipe band top floor the Douglases they emigrated too next door was Maggie Thomson and her son Alex they too emigrated.Next close the Kennedys above them 1up the Galleghers and the McKend family she was Agnes Cllins from 51 before she married 2up Mrs Lumsen and her two daughters one of them was Mary forget the other girls she worked in the town I can remember what people looked like better than their names. Do you remember a young man came home from a POW camp they hung a bigrope accross the road from his drain pipe over to Clynes a big banner saying welcome home I cannott remember his name they stayed top floor first close straight accross from Hayfield St.he had an older brother called John and a younger brother called Angus.Only boy in McNeil St. having a full kiltie outfit my si! ster says he wore it to school one day the mother and father had a shop over near the mortuary think it was an antigue shop called "Henrietta" but I could be mixed that may have been the mothers name remember the father always had a hip flask they were not the usual run of the mill families dont think they came from Gorbals originally but then lots of people in the new houses came from Bridgeton or Calton James is in hospital at the moment maybe he will remember more names(Amelia if you read this will you let Bert Mutter Know I havent written to him yet). A friend of mine has just come back from Glasgow she was most impressed with Christmas lights says Oxford St. hasnt got a look in.Better get off now and leave some space for other people.

Submitted by: Christine Philbin
London, England
18/12/08
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Still trying to find paul or jackie mckinnon lived at 56 camden st knew the rankins, mclaughlins, waughs, coopers, davidsons. must be someone still about from that st please

Submitted by: Edna McKinnon
London, England
18/12/08
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I would like to wish you's all a very merry christmas and a happy new year, can't wait to see all your lovely message's next year, love pat davis x

Submitted by: Pat Davis
London
17/12/08
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Would welcome contact details for Helena McClymont, great niece of James Stokes VC hero of Second World War.

Submitted by: Angie Williams
Dorchester, Dorset
17/12/08
Email: williamsa28@sky.com
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Hi My name is jack Parker, I attended Buchan st primary. my friends were Jimmy O neill,walter Fitzpatrick, I left gorbals in 1953. Theres a photo somewhere of all of the class with Mr Mccaskill I believe. Does any one remember Peter Menzies, Jean valis, Evelyn Paton? All the best.

Submitted by: Jack Parker
Emporia, Kansa USA
17/12/08
Email: sjnicol@aol.com
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re dark close McNeil St, next to Pig and Whistle. I lived in the close next to the pub in Hayfield Street and new several families there but the only ones I can remember ar The Fox,s Brian and Frankie. There was a little vegetable shop next door also a Woodyard McCanns up the street. I got knocked over by the gates which sprang open during a gale around Easter 1948 or 1949 and ended up in the hospital with concussion. We used to get pails of sawdust from the yard and take it round to Moffat St., and exchange it for caramels from McLintocks. We left the area around 1951 and went to Pollok. I had three sisters, one born in Pollok and we went to St Bonaventures. I,m now retired living in Adelaide and have been in Australia since 1966. I remember the area with affection as we were never short of friends and the world certainly seemed a gentler place. People from the Gorbals experienced a lifestyle that I find impossible to describe to others who do not know the area and I think it certanly gave me the sense of being able to do whatever I wanted and it certainly stood me in goodstead here in Australia.


Submitted by: Pat McAndrew
Adelaide, Australia
17/12/08
Email: patmac20@tpg.com.au
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Hi looking for any one who remembers gorbals primary.I was born in nicholson street my pals were walter fitparick jimmy oneill My lady friends were jean valis evelyn paton ...Does any one remember mr mc caskill?.......If karum din is on line please reply

Submitted by: Jack Parker
Emporia, Kansas
16/12/08
Email: sjnicol@aol.com
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A merry christmas to all you oatlanders who used to laen on the steamie wall for a heat in winter and run aboot the richie in the summer.


Submitted by: Oatlands 1
Glasgow, Scotland
15/12/08
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Re.. The molls mire pub.I loved going there on a frday night and putting my head in the door and shouting,is ma da in there,then some of his pals would come out and give me a bung, then it was off to japs in wee bonnies for a game of dodgeyball then head for the splash,where ma da would finish his night off and i would either get another bung or have to help carry ma da hame.

Submitted by: Oatlands 1
Glasgow, Scotland
15/12/08
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F.A.O Chick K, Eddie Feeney is working in Paton or Torquay, don't know about Eddie McGill, have you got him mixed up with Tony McGill. I am still in the Gorbals working as a carpet fitter. What is your 2nd name? Eddie Bagan

Submitted by: Eddie Bagan
Glasgow, Scotland
15/12/08
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To Amelia, looks like the picture of Peter was taken at someone's home. Jean

Submitted by: Jean
Not supplied
15/12/08
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Anybody know if St Francis is definately opening up again. anybody no the score.

Submitted by: Terry Young
Glasgow, Scotland
15/12/08
Email: terryyoung83@hotmail.com
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Does anybody remember The Oatlands Fitba Team B. Adams was the manager

Submitted by: Frany Miller
Oatlands, Glasgow
13/12/08
Email: fmiller.email@yahoo.co.uk
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to cb lisburn i went ti the same school i went from 76 t0 80 my re teacher was mr monaghan i remember mr hastie english teacher what a nutter he was my science teacher was miss hastings and i cant forget golfball aka matha mr doig ilived next to the brazen head or in those days it was the granite city had great times at john bosco forever getting the belt especially mr hasties legend has it he soaked it in vinegar to make it head god did that hurt some one got him back by shoving a tattie in exhaust and putting surgar in fuel tank wonder who that wasthat is all i can think of will let you know if i can think who i went with or anymore teachers

Submitted by: JJ
Bournmouth, England
13/12/08
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To robert haynes. i got the photo, i am going to show it to my dad as its his side of the family, thanks a lot, it will cheer him up, thanks again,

Submitted by: Catherine MaCaulay
Glasgow, Scotland
12/12/08
Email: pinkscooter00125@live.co.uk
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Does anyone remember my mother kathleen delaney she married patrick mckenzie she was an usherette in the paragon pictures 1930s

Submitted by: Brian McKenzie
Manchester, England
12/12/08
Email: big.maca@ntlworld.com
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I was born in the gorbals 1959 does anyone know stevie neill or katie brown surrey st lettox st

Submitted by: James Neill
Darlington, UK
12/12/08
Email: jimmyneill59@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO JIM HALL: HI JIM I ALSO WENT TO ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL BETWEEN 1953 & 1960 IS THAT THE SAME TIME AS YOU. REGARDS AGNES.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
12/12/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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PAT HOLLAND i have lost your email could you resend it please Shug

Submitted by: Shug
Australia
12/12/08
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Hi Gorbalites I went to Hayfield school from 1948 till 1956 when I went to John Street Secondary School. Looking for any of the pals or class mates from those times or photos( now that would be great!!) Teachers I remember from Hayfield, Miss Love and Mr McKenzie. From John St Miss Blair-we used to call her Fanny Blair. Great, great teacher and she was my form teacher. I owe her a great deal including a very happy career and a love of reading.Miss Henderson the music teacher-nervous women who hated the craze for Rock and Roll and forced us to sing songs like "Step me Gaily on we go heel for heel and toe for toe" etc etc (at the top of our voice, cringe cringe........) Names from Hayfield: Thomas Hamilton;Phamie Duff; Anne Hay; Helen Kater. From John St Jeanette Butterly;Ann Hay; Valery Keating. Tried Friends Reunited and this site before but no joy-maybe some luck this time? If anyone has school photos from these times I would dearly love to get a copy. Go on make my Xmas!Seasons greetings to all Gorbalites cheers to you and yours. Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
12/12/08
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hello amb, i'm feeling alot better thanks agnes. i remember a ragman from the pen with a horse and cart because my mate rose irvine lived in the pen as well, hope your already for christmas agnes, i'm looking forward to it my family will be home for holidays all the best to you and your family, ann

Submitted by: Ann Davis
Hartlepool, England
11/12/08
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Hi, norman saw your reply about moll`s mire, i was born in wolseley st. and would be greatful if you could e-mail me any photo`s of oatlands that you have, thanking you. m.curran

Submitted by: M Curran
East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
11/12/08
Email: mc009b6801@blueyonder.co.uk
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ANYONE REMEMBER SANSHOE WULLIE AROUND 1945 hE WAS NEVER SEEN AND US KIDS WERE SCARED HE MIGHT GET US

Submitted by: Ricky Moore
Middletown NJ, USA
11/12/08
Email: rickelt@aol.com
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Kimberley from Dorset. I remember Tommy Donlin, He was a lot older than me. I'M 61, he lived in the top landing.I as child thought the donlins, were posh, and I got so embarrassed when tommy ,scolded me, he did,nt hit me,his look was enough,. for what I was doing to a cat, that Ive never forgot it. tell him I was jimmy hayes little brother robin.ps. I love cats Ive had them for years

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, England
10/12/08
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk
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Amelia McKinlay; You made me laugh when you mentioned about the old woman in the gardens at Cumberland street, I lived in no 3 next door and every night I played football outside the gardens a few times my ball went in there and she used to come out with a knife and burst my ball!! she was scarry as i was only young, she was a german refugee, one day i tried to retrive my ball and she came running out, i had to scamper over the railings to get away. She was small and fat and always wore a headscarf. Thanks for the memory, sorry to hear what happened to you. take care Jim Hall

Submitted by: Not supplied
Not supplied
10/12/08
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HELP.... I AM TRYING TO TRACE MY OLD PAL ALEX OBRIAN FROM FLORENCE STREET WE WERE GOOD PALS YEARS AGO BUT I MOVED AWAY TO WORK DOWN SOUTH SO WE LOST TOUCH JUST TO FIND OUT IF HE IS OK WOULD BE NICE THANKS .....

Submitted by: William
Glasgow, Scotland
10/12/08
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DOCHERTY, Mary (Parents John and Helen Docherty )who lived at 147 Lawmoor Street? Mary, eldest in family married John Wilson in 1931 at St. Francis Church, Hutchesontown. Her brothers and sisters were named John, Annie, William, Richard, Ellen and Agnes. Mary was a Drapers Assistant when she married. Would like any informtion at all about Docherty family

Submitted by: JD
Canada
10/12/08
Email: jdavidsonca@yahoo.ca

FAO GALLY, Thanks for your message gally.Do you remember the wee sweet shop in Surry st called MARY PURRY'S. She run the shop with her sister. Mary walked with a limp. I used to get a penny every morning to spend in that shop.I loved the hard penny dainties, and the fruit salad sweets, and the lucky tatties. There was the penny tray where you could get 4 sweeties for a penny. My those's were the days eh.In fact I think I will blame that shop for the fact that I am now a BIG FAT NUMPTY. AW well who cares.That is the 2 things that stay with me forever, memories, and a baw face.Have a great Christmas and an even better 2009. TA TA Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
09/12/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO: Steven richards, if you email, http://www.bmb@bmb-certificates.co.uk. with as much information re.,your grandparents marrage, you may be able to obtain a marrage certificate, [a fee will be charged] owen dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
09/12/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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FAO Jean Rae is the photo the Cathie sent you of Peter taken in Charlies cafe in Rutherglen road before you came to Mathieson Street. Charlie was a great one for taking photos of us all I have a couple of photos of myself. Is there guys in the photo as we all ran about together in the 50's I have one with Thomas "Candy" McAndrew, Frank McGuigan, Joe Mulligan, Malky Campbell and my husband Jerry McKinlay but it is a bit torn. Would love to see Peters. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
09/12/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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I'd love to know if any of my old teachers and classmates are still around. i went to st bonaventures in 1975-1981. god that sounds along time ago.

Submitted by: CB
Lisburn, Ireland
09/12/08
Email: blake_drew@hotmail.com
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I went to st bonaventures in the 70's . was home few years back found it sad to see they had pulled it down. the oatlands and the gorbals itsself just dont look the same no-more

Submitted by: CB
Lisburn, Ireland
09/12/08
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NEED TO FIND OLIVE WHITE! where are you. please someone get in contact????

Submitted by: George
London, England
09/12/08
Email: george@hotmail.co.uk
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lookin fur anyin that knew the Mcnallys fae lawmoor street,I left the gorbals while still young but ma brothers grew up there,George,Ricky,Brian,ma maw jean and da John who died a coupla years ago,Just got ma maw a computer and trying tae get her startit,whwere better than amongst her ain kind. cheers.

Submitted by: Graham McNally
Shetland Isles, Scotland
09/12/08
Email: graham.mcnally@btconnect.com
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Looking to trace anyone who was related to my great grandfather Hugh McGrory who lived in the Gorbals from 1873 till his death in 1922. He married Jane McFadyen and then Mary McCartney. There were lots of kids including my Grandfather who was also called Hugh and who lived in Lawmoor Street

Submitted by: Anna McKinlay
Cumbernauld, Scotland
08/12/08
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F.A.O. Wee blether; You described wee Johnny to a tee, I always got on okay with him, he was okay with kids and I found him to be no problem. I lived in no 3 Cumberland street, the very first close in the whole of Cumberkland street, in between there was a shop that imported bats, and footballs from Pakistan, then there was no 9, then the gardens then the Church before you then came to Abbotsford place. At the corner of Eglilton street and Cumberland st, there was a small garage that did welding. I knew a Henry Young who stayed in Cavendish street? I used to play football on the spare ground there, I went to Abbotsford place school we might have met? take care Jim

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London, England
08/12/08
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Kenny Warren, my e mail is Jjim4444@aol.com, the first letter is a capital J then small j. perhaps thats what went wrong. hope to hear from you, your mate Jim.

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London, England
08/12/08
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I had an uncle who lived in the gorbals in the vicinity of rutherglen road. his name was con mc cullagh he was irish from co tyrone...he had a leg amputated in the bore war and he was a heavy drinker...i doubt he would be alive now..as i was about 7 or 8 when he came to visit our family....and i was born 1956 and he was in his 40s then or around that....i am returning to glasgow soon and would like to know whatever happened to him as my parents are both deceased and they never could track him down...i often think of him he was not married...we often used to see him walking along rutherglen road beside the park....and he always had a bottle of whiskey in his pocket...i would be delighted if anyone has any news of him

Submitted by: Mary Feely
Manchester, Lancashire
08/12/08
Email: marydownunder@hotmail.com
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I need help in finding school photos from buchan street primary my friend passed away and we were both in the same class since 53 till 60 she was hazel smith and also helena alum,christine lindsay,john smith richard russell james baird if anyone can help it would be fantastic

Submitted by: Myra
Glasgow, Scotland
07/12/08
Email: myrajigy1@aol.com
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Anyone know how my childhood friends - the 3 'Eds' faired in life. We all lived in the Lizzy High- Rise, and went to Bonnies together 35-years ago. They were Eddie McGill, Eddie Feeney, Edddie Bagan.

Submitted by: Chick K
Gourock, Scotland
07/12/08
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Now that I have loaded my Dragons speech recognition program that allows me to see my print as I talk I would like to thank everybody who sent me words of encouragement and I am eternally grateful for the sympathies and good wishes I am still in the process of training my eyes although doctors have told me I will never be able to see properly again I believe that I have beaten a broken back cancer five times and so far quadruple heart bypass I am not going to let a little stroke spoil my life for the folks who don't know Australia the big race that stopped the nation is called the Melbourne cup something like the Derby in Britain only bigger the race had been over some hours and I was watching a replay on the telly as usual my horse was last and I was ripping my imaginary whip into my back side in anticipation of maybe my horse finishing in the first three No Hope! My wife said it has been over hours ago she thinks I'm crazy I guess she is right! Why did you turn off! the TV and the lights out everything went dark then I realised I could hear the television but couldn't see nothing call the paramedics I said would you believe it there was a total blackout five minutes after I took the stroke and never a torch could be found a total area of square miles was in blackout but the good old paramedics found us and Quick Time off to hospital I have desperately tried to keep my name a secret using the nom de plume TEN Quid until my brother in all good faith wrote a piece in the Gorbals anecdotes using his own name The readers of this site ignore his name as he shall now be known as Not the Full Quid to think he was a better football player than me I cant say where he works but I think they should lock him in a cell with the ice man all these years and to think it only took one letter to the site to dob me in ache well he is my wee brother and I have to thank him very much for what he did in time of need and to David of Dixons blazes I will b! e contacting you very soon as I thought you were going to visit me here in Australia or maybe the museum could put up flight tickets for me and the wife so as we could visit you! We can always dream! TEN Quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
07/12/08
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It's a long shot I know but I was wondering if anyone knew my parents. John and Ann Donoghue. He played for Celtic from 1926 1932( with Mc Grory Johnny Thompson etc) and my mother was a very capable pianist known as Cissie Hendry.. she was also the organist at St Francis for many years before we moved to Pollok.

Submitted by: John Donoghue
Ontario, Canada
06/12/08
Email: jsnookerd@rogers.com
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Does anyone know were the mc cabe family ever went to....they lived at 226 crown street,they were very good friends of ours and also frank mc cabe was my sisters godfather....mr frank mc cabe and mary were the parents of young frank james and betty...i do remember hearing my mother say betty went to canada when she was younger ...betty would be around or near 60 years of age i would love to hear from any of the family...i do remember betty went to big bonaventures school...and i also do remember frank had a plot as my father had a plot to near small st bonaventures school...my father was called patrick feely and my mother was called grace....we lived at 498 rutherglen road across from the ferry bar...mary feely

Submitted by: Mary Feely
Manchester, England
06/12/08
Email: marydownunder@hotmail.com
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lol im a littlr younger dan u jannie was born in 66 i remember the rendevous pub mick mc ginley used to run it lastly my mam n dad used to go there sunday nites yep i have very strong memories of glasgow i think cause i left and never seen the change

Submitted by: Gally
Former Gorbals, Glasgow
05/12/08
Email: gallagher_brid@yahoo.co.uk
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JOHN MUIR?....lived in Gorbals in the 40's. Any info Please?

Submitted by: Helen Beeby
Plymouth, Devon
05/12/08
Email: helenrussan55@msn.com
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Hello just found the site. My family all came from 29 Hospital St. My Granny and Granda were Johnnie and Mary Donlin their children were John, Mary (my mum), Edward, James and Thomas. My Uncle John married Edith West,from number 35 Hospital St her sisters were Betty,Annie,and Rosalind I think they had brother(s)? as well. They all went to St Luke`s and St Vincents schools. It has been lovely reading about everyone`s memories and visiting the Virtual Mitchell Library to see the old photo`s My Mum would have loved this site /god Bless Her Happy New Year to you all.

Submitted by: Kimberley
Dorset, England
05/12/08
Email: kimskipp@yahoo.co.uk
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fao agnes agnes thanks for reply its a nice nostalgic thoughts of that place at that time i used to climb along the railings of ur school as a child i went to st johns myself i visited devon st last year the schools still ther but all new houses it just aint got wot it used too its a shame it used to be such a busy street a happy place i live in ireland now been here since i was 11/12 but have been to glasgow a few times over the years the older i get the more i think of it lol glasgow just aint the same now or perhaps im away to long but i really miss devon st and my wonderful memories of the people there i also remember an italian women in the laundry in abbotsford place she seemed to be always shouting my mother never seemed to notice it but i couldnt go in but be a liitle glad to get out lol still even thats fondly in my mind.

Submitted by: Gally
Former Gorbals, Glasgow
05/12/08
Email: gallagher_brid@yahoo.co.uk
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I AM LOOKING FOR INFORMATION ABOUT THE MUNRO'S WHO LIVED IN COMMERCIAL ROAD MY DAD WAS WILLIE MUNRO HE HAD A BROTHER NAMED JIMMYAND TWO SISTERS ALICE AND MARGARET. MY DAD WAS BORN IN 1920

Submitted by: Maureen Roberts
Stoke on Trent, England
05/12/08
Email: maureen44roberts@hotmail.com
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Hello Ann [Kerr] sorry to read you had a fall hope alls well now, you may have known my husbands uncle Peter Mc Avoy he lived in Nicholson St across the road from you in the pen, he was also a hawker/ragman and known as Felix, sometimes his horse and cart would be seen outside the pen, all the best to you and yours Amb

Submitted by: Agnes Burns (AMB)
Lake Districk, England
04/12/08
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk
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FAO Wee Blether, There was a close at the top of Cumberland St. on the same side as the church. They had gardens if I can recall because I remember when I was a wee lassie I put my hand through the railings to pick a flower and the woman on the ground floor set her alsation on me. Only for a couple walking towards Eglington St saved me from getting bitten, since then I am wary of dogs now,and was there not a close also roun' the corner from the licensed grocers were you could buy a big bag of greasy crisps (well it looked big to us then).Must look the next time I am passing there. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
04/12/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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To Kathy Meek I got the photo okay, the picture was very large for me to down load but, I took a picture with my digital camera and it came out fine, I just love the picutre. Thanks

Submitted by: Jean
Not supplied
04/12/08
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GOOD BARGAIN; I was over the toon yesterday and saw the latest gorbals book reduced from £9.99 to £4 99. but if you go to Buy one get one FREE it works out at £2. 50 a book, but maybe there is a reason why its going so cheap maybe its not good reading, thought Id let you all know Cheers Big Tam

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
04/12/08
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Hi Willi Igoe, Did your dad live on Camden St. My parents was friendly with Kathie and Willie Igoe from there. Jean

Submitted by: Jean
Not Supplied
03/12/08
Email: niaroo@embarqmail.com
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Reading some of the replies about Molls Mire pub I will bow to your better knowledge of the area. I didnt realise there wasa pub in Wolsley st. I have some photos of Oatlands but havent noticed many pubs apart from those on the Glasgow Rd Perhaps the one I am talking of was named after the one in Wolsley st For those of you who remember The Spur Bar, corner of Polmadie rd and Polmadie st? the pub has been closed for sometime and is now being converted to other retail uses. Bye for now, norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
02/12/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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Bob kidd i use a friends computer so if u wany to ask anything please pit you adress on the site and i will answere u that way ok wee betty

Submitted by: Wee Betty
Oz
02/12/08
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My great grandmother was married in Kidston Street on the 30th May, 1879 to a Henry Richard or Reichart. Any information on these families or churches etc in that street would be appreciated. Thank you.

Submitted by: Stephen Richards
Brisbane, Australia
02/12/08
Email: sric3491@bigpond.net.au
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Thank you to those who have already got in touch with me about Dixon's Blazes iron works. However, there must be more people out there who used to work in this place or who know about someone else who did. I work for Glasgow Museums and am trying to record the memories that people have of this place. I would really appreciate it if you got in touch with me. Thanks.

Submitted by: David Walker
Glasgow, Scotland
01/12/08
Email: david@m74dig.org.uk
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TO.CATHERINE MACAULAY. I LIVED AT 29 HOSPITAL ST.AND ON THE GROUND FLOOR. LIVED A INA WOODS AND HER FAMILY. I HAVE AN OLD PHOTO OF HER WITH HER WAINS

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, Lancashire 26/11/08
Email: bomb@hotmail.co.uk
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the person that wrote this can you send me a copy of the photo,with my aunt and cousins or email me with your email address, i have tried to email you, thanks,

Submitted by: Catharine MacAulay
Glasgow, Scotland
01/12/08
Email: pinkscooter00125@live.co.uk
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Hello to everyone. I am looking for anyone who knows burnetts, or wilsons from the gorbals, one of the girls were murderd in the 1970s and one was called helen please please help.

Submitted by: Helen Turner
Ayr, Scotland
01/12/08
Email: helen_turner@btinternet.com
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Hi Kenny, sorry I did not recieve your e-mail try again! I was hoping to meet up with you as I am in Liverpool right now for a week or two so we can have a blether and a beer hope to hear from you soon, your mate Jim

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London, England
01/12/08
Email: Jim4444@aol.com
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Anyone remember my dad matt burke,lived herbertson street, and his sisters, marie, margaret, isabel, christine, and patsy, also his two brothers mick and alec (sadly deceased). would love to hear any stories. thanks. donna burke

Submitted by: Donna Burke
Glasgow, Scotland
01/12/08
Email: hamill920@yahoo.co.uk
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if willie henry, could e mail me again regarding photos, i would be very grateful. thanks donna burke

Submitted by: Donna Burke
Glasgow, Scotland
01/12/08
Email: hamill920@yahoo.co.uk
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Hi Jean have not been on the web for ages,i was telling my daughter that i sent you pictures of Peter through the computer and she informed me that you would hardly be able to see them properly as she knows how rubbish i am,i must admit it[she is right] so i went and got them copied properly,if you care to give me your address i would be happy to send them to you, sorry i cant do anything about the people in the pictures hope you dont mind, Hope you are all well take care Cathie

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
30/11/08
Email: c.meek1@ntlworld.com
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Hi ah remember eddie bensons shoap in eglinton st,eddie cud wiggle his ears n cud dae majik triks wae hapennys n pennies,like no gae ye anythin fur them,[only kiddin]also rember keatons shoap,wer ye cud get tick,dis anybody remember the pub at the coarner eh eglinton st n cavendish st,THE RENDEVOUS BAR,a sat in ther at 13yrs of age n watched celtic winnin the big cup,F.A.O.GALLY, did u yous tae play fitba wae uz,[or did u use a baw,only kiddin]me neilly n smiler o donnell,tony mc andrew [who went oan tae captin middlesboro] jim dornan oor goalie,iz ur name pat?, a styed at 56 cavendish st n went tae abbotsford 1959-66,then adelphi,67-69.n left skool at 14yrs,wae nuffin,n c noo,av still goat nuffin, (only kiddin)got aw ma grate memorys a the auld gorbals, n tell ma gran weans aboot the place,we hidny a lot, but lookin bak, we wur aw the same HAPPY N SAFE, aw the best x THE JANNIE.

Submitted by: Jim the Jannie
Glasgow, Scotland
29/11/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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fao Jinky ! I just read your posting last night about the very sad death of James Keenan. I knew James was seriously ill but it still came as a shock to me.I had a lot of time for James and used to meet him and Charlie in the cottage bar before Celtic games. a really nice guy and he`ll be sadly missed. my heart goes out to the Keenan family. our Lady Queen of the Gael pray for him.Rip James !

Submitted by: Brad
Gorbals, Glasgow
29/11/08
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Hello amb its nice to hear from someone who remembers my dad [wee jimmy kerr] all the best to you and your family . Cheers ann

Submitted by: Ann Davis
Hartlepool, England
29/11/08
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Hello kenny [warren] sorry taken so long to reply, had a fall downstairs and my back in spent the last week in hospital. I do remember you and its grand to hear from you. 9 kids and 17 grandkids wow you've been busy. i have 2 boys and 1 little grandson. I've just retired and when i found this site i was over the moon, so many memories its great so lets keep in touch kenny,cheers ann

Submitted by: Ann Davis
Hartlepool, England
29/11/08
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Hi mary kate, my dad's family lived in portugal st, there name was davis, my dad's name was barney, there was liz who married sammy smith,and there was mick sadie john davis, but they have all passed away, there is only liz left who as i said married sammy smith can you remember them? how is mr ten Q getting on ok i hope, as we have not heard anything love pat

Submitted by: Pat Davis
London, England
28/11/08
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Just new to the site. I love it it brings back alot of memories. Info about James McLaughlin from East Kilbride. You know James Knotts. Do you have a sister named Moria if so my sister Eileen was friends with her.

Submitted by: Jackie Hodge (Duffy)
Arkansas, USA
28/11/08
Email: browningbps12ga@hotmail.com
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SEARCHING FOR JOHN MUIR WHO LIVED IN GORBALS IN THE 1940,S.BORN AROUND 1923.MAY HAVE BEEN IN THE NAVY.CAN ANYONE HELP???

Submitted by: Helen Beeby
Plymouth, England
28/11/08
Email: helenrussan55@msn.com
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FAO Jim Hall: Yes Jim your spot on, Johnny did always seem to be in an (Altered state of awareness?) especially on A Friday. I remember him well? A stout man with A red face/ blue nose/ red hair/ and wore A brown overall. He had that (COULD'nt give A S--- look about him?) he shuffled about the shop as if everything was A great effort. Sometimes he would (short change you) and if you pulled him up, he would say nothing, go to the till, and skite the coin along the counter, (don't think he liked children?). I lived in Eglinton St between Wellcroft Pl. and Cavendish St. I can't think of A close at the corner of Cumberland St? Just A garage on one corner and A Licenced grocer (Bullochs on the other? Wee Blether.

Submitted by: Wee Blether
Ayrshire, Scotland
28/11/08
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Hi, just wondering if anyone know's or remembers alex obrian from florence street,in the gorbals i remember there was about 6 or 7 brothers&sisters, i was really good friends with alex so would really like to know what has happened to him,as i moved away in the 1963 to work down in london...any help would be a great help thanks for your time......

Submitted by: Ian
Glasgow, Scotland
28/11/08
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Christina Philbin You never fail to amaze me with you fantasticaly detailed recollections of Gorbals-and in particular McNeil St. You may remember that you knew my Granny Annie Moffat-local unpaid midwife, mother of 11 children,(twins died shortly after birth)and I believe a generally well thought of human being. We stayed up 66 McNeill St in the dark dank close next to the Pig and Whistle. I don't always sleep well and the other night I was trying to remember everyone's name that stayed up the close. Remembered everyone except the family one up left. Can you remember? It was a Mc or MAC something. An old man stayed on his own, a daughter Jennie? worked in the CO-Op bakeries. The Moffat's were first right in the Middle was Tommy Ralston-he suffered from what they called melancholia(I think it may have been severe depression.) i heard he was in the submarines during the war. How many people can you remember in 66 or the other closes next to it?? Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
28/11/08
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My dad willie igoe came fae the gorbals his mates were pimpy kerr, granda mcgeehe has a younger brother jimmy igoe any info?

Submitted by: Willie Igoe
Gorbals, Glasgow
28/11/08
Email: william.igoe@hotmail.co.uk
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The wee bakery on Ballater street beside St Lukes was"Willie Marx's"the pies were greasy but tasted brilliant!

Submitted by: Not supplied
Not supplied
28/11/08
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F.A.O. Mrs Atkins, name of pub was moll`s mire, it was on corner of wolseley st. and polmadie rd.. it used to be galbraith`s groceries year`s ago. hope this helps.

Submitted by: M Curran
East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
28/11/08
Email: mc009b6801@blueyonder.co.uk
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to wee betty of oz hi betty i am just asking if you could post your email address as i would like to ask you a favour. regards bob.

Submitted by: Bob Kidd
Bristol, England
27/11/08
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Does anyone know the speirits family who lived in the gorbals in the 30's &40's

Submitted by: Carol Winn
Glasgow, Scotland
27/11/08
Email: carolwinn@btinternet.com
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HI JUST WANDERING IF ANYONE READING THIS WOULD REMEMBER MY MAM GRACIE MARTIN OR MC CAFFERTY WHICH WAS HER MARRIED NAME SHE LIVED IN GORBALS IN THE 30 S 40S EARLY 50S SHE HAD A BROTHER JAMES AND SISTER GRETA ANY INFO WOULD BE REALLY APPRECIATED THANX

Submitted by: Linda Clark
East Kilbride, Scotland
26/11/08
Email: linda_clark4@hotmail.co.uk
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TO.CATHERINE MACAULAY. I LIVED AT 29 HOSPITAL ST.AND ON THE GROUND FLOOR. LIVED A INA WOODS AND HER FAMILY. I HAVE AN OLD PHOTO OF HER WITH HER WAINS

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, Lancashire
26/11/08
Email: bomb@hotmail.co.uk
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F.A.O. JIM HALL hi jim i have sent you an email but i am not sure if you have recieved it

Submitted by: K Warren
Leeds, UK
26/11/08
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Hello everyone, I lived in Portugal St. until the 60's then moved to the US, does anyone remember the name of the bakery in Norfolk St? It was just across the road from the Ayrshire Dairy and a few stores up from Cochranes. It had the most delicious scones, treacle, butter, soda. We can still remember the taste and the aromas when we'd go in there in an early winter's morning. This is an excellent site and I enjoy reading the comments, but when friends tell me that I wouldn't recognise the Gorbals now, I always feel sad. We Gorbalites, or is it Gorbalonians, were a rare breed.

Submitted by: Mary Kate
Westchester, USA
26/11/08
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Does anyone remember my mum, Rita (Margaret) Morrison, she had a sister Kitty (Catherine)and brother Jim and Gerald? I think they lived in Kingston Street.

Submitted by: Pauline
Glasgow, Scotland
26/11/08
Email: pauline.mcgrinder@live.co.uk
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I'm looking for anyone who may have knew my dad Paul McFadyen he lived in Norfolk court and went to John Bosco he lived with his dad and brother Peter he will be about 44 now.

Submitted by: McGuire
Glasgow, Scotland
25/11/08
Email: sammymcguire@hotmail.co.uk
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Pub was called the Molls Mire---after an area in Govanhill, quite near Hampden,I think, the pub itself was at the corner of Wolsely(?) St and Polmadie Rd in Oatlands, an old shipmate of mine, Paddy Harkins was the manager there for a long time, wonder if it's still there.

Submitted by: Charley Broon
Winnipeg, Canada
25/11/08
Email: shawfieldc57@mts.net
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Mrs E Atkins, Molls Mire pub I think was on the corner od Aitkenhead Rd and Calder St'had its name cganged to Brechins, not sure what it was called when it was burned down but it is my understanding a well known businessman called, Willie Haughey was the last owner. Building was demolished after the fire, it was last year? Bye for now, Norrie

Submitted by: Norrie
Glasgow, Scotland
24/11/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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hi linda, my name is margaret forbes (nee healy) i worked in oatlands nursery form 1988 untill they closed our building in 2006. when were they at nursery

Submitted by: Margaret Forbes
Cumbernauld, Scotland
24/11/08
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I'm looking for anyone with any memories of my Dad, Alex Connell, born in Hospital Street in 1931, evacuated to Sorn Ayrshire during the war. many thanks

Submitted by: Bruce Connell
Ayrshire, Scotland
24/11/08
Email: baz1141961@hotmail.com
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FAO Gally, Agnes here again. Yes I remember Mick Keatons & Leanards, & Eddie Bensons. Mick was a great man, I used to love the mince rounds he sold, and mcgees cakes, oh the memories.Leanards shop if I remember was run by two brothers, and they were always falling out with each other. In fact one of them years later had a fish van, that sold everything.I went to the school at the end of Devon st, Abbotsford, did you go there.Eddie Bensons I remember well I bought my Sweets from his shop. TA TA Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
24/11/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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My dad was so proud of the book his best friend had written. He often told stories of how funny his upbringing was with his friends and the things you all got up to.... Thanks Colin - You made him a very proud man!

Submitted by: Kim Purcell
Glasgow, Scotland
24/11/08
Email:purcell2910@yahoo.com
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Hi all, I'm trying to trace some of my mother's cousins. Does anyone have any information on Robert and Jeannie Smith who lived in Hospital Street during the 40's and 50's. Father was Robert (Bertie) and his wife was Jeannie, nee Carroll. I can't remember how many children they had but know they had at least 2 boys. Anyone remember them?

Submitted by: May
Sydney, Australia
24/11/08
Email:
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I am searching for John Reilly. I think he came from the Gorbals. He may have had a brother Derek. He will be in his late fifties now I think. He worked as a doorman at the Punn nightclub in Liverpool in 1975/76. If anyone knows John or any info please contact me.

Submitted by: J Heyes
liverpool, England
24/11/08
Email:janiceheyes@yahoo.co.uk
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Can anyone shed a light? My father-in-law [aged 86] originally from Polmadie Rd, Oatlands, passed away, and upon clearing his flat we found several old photo's of approx 1950's of interior and exterior of a pub named the Molls & Mire Bar. We're puzzled as to where this particular pub was?

Submitted by: Mrs. E. Atkins
Ayr, Scotland
23/11/08
Email:
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Pat Gibbons, I got your message this morning, but the email address was wrong and it was returned to me as incorrect. Can you rectify and let me know again, please, Paul

Submitted by: Paul Kelly
Essex, England
22/11/08
Email:paul.kely1@talktalk.net
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Just found this Forum by Default!! I've enjoyed all the anecdotes about Oatlands as I was brought up in Toryglen St. Attended Bonnies from 68-71. Remember school sports in Roseberry Park, Vics bakery, and taking a dangerous hudgie on the Refuse lorries heading up Polmadie Rd to the Incinerator. It was a tough area, but I was happy in Oatlands until I moved away in 1976 to join the Prison Service!

Submitted by: Bill
England
22/11/08
Email:
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I apologise for my ignorence not belonging Glasgow, do's anyone know of coal merchant, or dairyshop, name of Ashwood or know of a boxing commentator surname Hay from a very longtime ago the thirty's I believe many thanks

Submitted by: Liz Hamilton
Nottingham, England
22/11/08
Email:iretonhenry@aol.com
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This is a reply to James McLaughlin East Kilbride, Scotland. I'm Pat Gibbons from Herbertson St Gorbals. My auntie Katie and Uncle John lived in Coburg St in the forties, and moved to Brighton Ave St in the fifties. I remember some of my cousins Cathie, Gerard and Anthony and Margaret. I don't remember the other children. I think there was about 10 cousins in all. If this rings a bell I would love to hear from you.

Submitted by: Pat Gibbons
Hastings Victoria, Australia
22/11/08
Email:pandjgibbo@bigpond.com
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Hi Morag Reilly, I'm assuming your the same Morag that has 2 girls who went to Oatlands nursery along with my kids, Vicky & Barry, if so be good to hear from you. I am now living in Knightswood and jogging along happily.

Submitted by: Linda Fletcher (nee Reid)
Glasgow, Scotland
21/11/08
Email:
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I remember 56 Cavendish St well, in 1961 I had my wedding dinner in my brothers house John Gallacher, totties steak pie peas, we had no money and it was good, then they took my man to the Cavendish Bar and asked if he could get in as he was too young to go in a pub, they told them to sit in the corner, we have a laugh now thinking about it, they were happy days

Submitted by: May
Glasgow, Scotland
21/11/08
Email:
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Re Joan Roberts 49 McNeil Street I remember your mother Cathie and your father Sanny you lived 3up to the back above the McTears who lived above the Mutters who lived above Betty Reid I think your mother used to knit things for my mother I remember your mother always knitting and my mother saying what a great pair of hands Cathie had she was also friendly with my auntie Hannah Collins who lived 1up to the front above Billums and Cathie Taylor I remember when your father came back from the war Germany I think he brought back lots of goodies my mother had a lovely beaded collar from him which my sister used to wear I also remember Cathies sister coming to see her her surname was Hendrie cant remember her first name then another sister came in her uniform she had a very good job in the Air force. I said to my sister do you remember the Roberts from 49 of course I do says she I used to babysit for them and they used to let me listen to a large music box it was a lovely cabinet. Did your father play a musical instrument? My husband remembers your family as well but none of us remembers the childrens names remember the names of all the other children up the close but not yours.

Submitted by: Christina Philbin
London, England
21/11/08
Email:
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FOR ROSSETA CONNOLY,I CAN REMEMBER THE WEE BAKERY SHOP ON BALLATER STREET TOO AND I REMEMBER THE GREASE RUNNIN OOT O THE PIES TAE, I CANNAE MIND THE NAME THOUGH, I USED TAE SNEAK OOT O ST LUKES AT PLAY TIME AND GO TAE THE WEE SHOP WI MA PLAY PIECE MONEY, THRUPENCE.....YIL NO GET MUCH FUR THAT NOO.

Submitted by: Stephen Mullan
Stirlingshire, Scotland
21/11/08
Email:csmullan@aol.com
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I am wanting to find family, the woods from Govan, Gorbals, Cardonald, Possil, direction, there was 14 of them so they got spread about, they're names were John, William, Richard, James, Robert, Thomas, Agnes, Margaret, Patsie, Alice and Sally.... plus 2 more sisters, but I dont know them. They will be close to 60 years old, so there kids might even use this, anyway, if anyone knows them, cheers ta and all that.
Also looking for other familiy members Fergusons, Foggs and Galloways.

Submitted by: Catherine MacAulay
Glasgow, Scotland
21/11/08
Email:pinkscooter00125@live.co.uk
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F.O.A. Anne Davies. I dont think you are the Anne Kerr I was talking about. She only had one brother Jim. My name is Marie Meechan nee Dougall. Thanks for your post. Marie.

Submitted by: Marie Dougall
Glasgow, Scotland
21/11/08
Email:m.meechan@mypostoffice.co.uk
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To Helen Martin East Kilbride read your message your dad George, James, Tommy, Sadie and Ester were cousins of mine they had uncles George (my father), James, Joe, Eddie, Stewart, aunties were Susan, Bridget Nellie Cryans was my auntie. It means we are cousins. Thank you. Robert

Submitted by: Bob Kidd
Bristol, England
20/11/08
Email:
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FAO Peter Thomson the fruit shop at the corner was called Ellis's the German/Jewish was missus Gloshove and owney pringle had a garage up the lane just past the Boreen bar that he used to keep his fruit in he had a couple of barras and he also used to deliver to some fruit shops around Glasgow

Submitted by: Anon
Liverpool, England
20/11/08
Email:
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Re-submission from Christina and James Philbin 13/8/08
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re-Rita Moffatt of 28/5/08
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Mrs Healy was my mother Isa, my father was called Eddie nicknamed Tim. The eldest was my sister Margaret r.i.p then Tommy, me (Eddie), John, Frank and Des who was born in Mathieson St. where we moved to from 51 McNeil St. in the late forties. We lived in the close opposite the Halligans and Habbicks. C & J Philbin have remarkable memories. submitted by eddie healy. Liverpool

Submitted by: eddie healy
Liverpool, England
20/11/08
Email:
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I was born in Ballater Street just opposite the Co-op. I went to St. Luke's Primary school in the 1950's and then St Bonaventures. Does anyone remember the Duffy's?

Submitted by: Eileen Duffy
Co. Tyrone, N. Ireland
20/11/08
Email: rosie1984@hotmail.co.uk
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I work for Glasgow Museums and am currently looking for people who used to work in Dixon's Blazes iron works. I would like to have a chat with them about what it was like to work there and to record the chat so that it would become a part of an oral history project. So, if you used to work in Dixon's Blazes or if you know of a friend or relative who did then please get in touch with me and become a part of history. Thank you.

Submitted by: David Walker
Glasgow, Scotland
19/11/08
Email: david@m74dig.org.uk
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FAO Agnes, Hi u must remember Mick Keatons n Leanards shop and not to mention Eddie Bensons round the corner in Eglington St there also was a doc surgery at the foot of our close I was young but remember it well.

Submitted by: Gally
Former Gorbals, Scotland
19/11/08
Email: gallagher_brid@yahoo.co.uk
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FAO Rab - My mum sadly passed away in 2004 and Jenny passed away in 2000. Stay in contact with Anne and she was a big help to us when mum passed away. I'll let them know you are asking for them.
FAO Gallagher - my mate's name is Jackie Gallagher, any relation?

Submitted by: Joan 
19/11/08
Email:
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FAO Gally, My cousin Nellie Mitchell lived at 32 Devon St. She worked in the wee dairy there. She is living in Donegal now. Do you remember her?

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Co. Donegal, Ireland
18/11/08
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com
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Melvin, My directions for Eglinton Lane were taken directly from The 1929 map of Glasgow. Name changes took place in the early Thirties. There is also no mention of Peebles St. I will e-mail you a copy of the map if you wish.

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
18/11/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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Wee blether, that was some story, made me laugh, I was in Johnnys dairy every day as we stayed at the corner of Cumberland street and I loved his dumpling, did you know he was always drunk, one day I seen him drop the dumpling in the back shop he got it back on the tray and put it where it always was on the left hand side of the front counter, that put me off but what you said has turned my stomach even after all these years ha ha. Where did you come from? Johnny was a diamond of a man he would always give you tick, but even though he was always drunk he never forgot you on a friday for his tick money! Jim

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London, England
18/11/08
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Does anyone remember my grandfather James Kelly, born August 1920 and lived in Crown Street? His parents were David and Isabella (Bella) and his brothers and sister were David, Robert and Isabella. He married Elizabeth (Lizzie) Reekie in July 1941 and had previously worked in the shipyard with his father. He was called up to the Argylls during the war.

Submitted by: Allie MacLeod
Inverness, Scotland
18/11/08
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FAO:James McLaughlin are you related to Martin McLaughlin from the flats across from St Luke Church if you are then my Granny and Grampa Minto lived next door to your family up until they both passed away and my aunty Nan lived about 5-6 doors up from them.

Submitted by: Clare Davidson
Corby, UK
17/11/08
Email: clare.davidson@hotmail.co.uk
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FOA. AMELIA McKINELLY, YES IT'S TRUE, YOU CANT GET a decent roll now, more like Muffins than rolls? I dont remember the hot dog stand? You said you lived in Salisbury St, at one time, did you remember the twins who lived up the close next to Teachers pub? Patsy and Josephine Ferry. There was also A Mary Ferry who lived in Surrey St. Wee Bleather.

Submitted by: Wee Bleather
Ayrshire, Scotland
17/11/08
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Hello Ann Davies, my husband was sorry to hear of your Dad Jimmy, he knew him well back then and would be out hawking with Jimmy, they would go up as far as the Highlands for 2 or 3 day's at a time, he has fond memmories of your, Dad Cheers Amb
So many anecdotes to read through, noticed Alice's restaurant and Twomax has been mentioned, I don't know much of Alice and only vaguely remember her, one of my aunts worked for her and sometimes when school was out early my mother would tell my sister and I to go into Alice's and wait for her, we would be given one of those wee bottles of orange juices to drink, another aunty worked in Twomax I'm not too sure what years but would guess around very late or end of the 50s to early 60s, I think other members of family worked there but not certain, I remember a song about Twomax, it was sung to the tune of Red River Valley, also another song called Borstal Boy? can any of you recall these songs? Amb

Submitted by: Anon

17/11/08
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Theres a well known man from the Gorbals had a very bad accident and has since passed away James (KEANTO) Keenan R.I.P.

Submitted by: John Johnston
Glasgow, Scotland
17/11/08
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Hi Peter I'm Jim boy and Terry Kerr's sister the guys are doing very well. We all live down south. Rose Irvine was also my pal I would love to hear from her.
Hi exiled in Leeds I remember Jacky Morrison. Jimmy Donoughie. Tam Lyons and wee spider we all knocked about together many many yrs ago. It's great to see some of the old names again. Cheers Ann Davies nee Kerr

Submitted by: Ann Davies
Hartlepool, England
17/11/08
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FAO, PETER THOMSON, HI PETER I REMEMBER THE SWEET SHOP IN BEDFORD ST, IT WAS CALLED FRANK HALLSIDES, THE FRUIT SHOP WAS CALLED OWEN PRINGLES. I LIVED AT 20B BEDFORD ST, MY MAIDEN NAME WAS KERR. AGNES.
FAO GALLY, I LIVED AT 16 DEVON ST FROM 1969 WHEN I GOT MARRIED TILL 1972 WHEN I MOVED TO CASTLEMILK AGNES.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
17/11/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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DID ANYONE FROM ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL REMEMBER GOING TO GALLOWAY HOUSE WITH THE SCHOOL FOR YOU HOLIDAYS IN THE 1960`S

Submitted by: ANN FERGUSON
Glasgow, Scotland
17/11/08
Email: annrferguson@btinternet.com
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Hi folks a lot of names on dis ring bells I remember my mam mentioning May Livingston we wer Gallaghers lived in Devon Street from sixties until they wer pulled down no 28.

Submitted by: Gallagher
Formaly Gorbals, Scotland
16/11/08
Email: gallagher_brid@yahoo.co.uk
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Hi anyone remember the mclaughlin family from the gorbols 1940 to 1955

Submitted by: James McLaughlin
East Kilbride, Scotland
16/11/08
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I was born in 1926. Went to St. John's Catholic School, Portugal St from 1931 - until I left school at Holyrood Secondary, Cathcart when I was fourteen. Does anyone remember me from my army time in Iraq, just after the war ended. I was known as Bill Kelly and worked in the Operating Theatre. I am now a fiction writer and have a book published. If anyone knows me I would be pleased to hear from them.

Submitted by: Paul Kelly
ESSEX, England
16/11/08
Email: paul.kelly1@talktalk.net
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FAO: Joan nice to know that there is someone else out there, how is your mother I've not had any contact with any of your side of the family since around the early 80's I think the last time was at my dads funeral. If you want you can e-mail me my address is on the last posting, you can tell the rest of them I was asking after them they would probably know me better as Bobby. Cheers for now take care. Rab

Submitted by: Rab
Glasgow, Scotland
15/11/08
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I am searching for a John Muir who came from Gorbals and was born around 1923 approx?(give or take a few years)He was in the Royal Navy in the 1940's. If anyone has any info I would really like to hear from you...many thanks Helen

Submitted by: Helen Beeby
Plymouth, England
15/11/08
Email: helenrussan55@msn.com
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Looking for former pupils of John Boscoe 1974. Dan Keetins, Jim McLean and George Miller.

Submitted by: Mike Purcell
Glasgow, Scotland
15/11/08
Email: mickybhoy67@aol.com
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Has anyone read my fiction novel, author PAUL KELLY entitled BOY'S TALK' about school leavers from St. John's R.C. School, Portugal Street, Glasgow. It shows you what happened to six of them as they grew up from the shelter of the Catholic Church to gay suicide. It is published by LUATH PRESS of Edinburgh.

Submitted by: William Kelly
Essex, England
15/11/08
Email: paul.kelly1@talktalk.net
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Sorry to hear about tenquids stroke, get well soon Norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Rutherglen, Glasgow
15/11/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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For Owen Dougan, I vaguely remember your name, did you ever play snooker with Sid round at the hall near the steamyat the back of Gorbals St swimming pool. Well my brother Stevie used to hand around with Dinny Gallagher and Todder Horn, you must have lived opposite the close that the warrens lived in, I also remember a girl called Rose Irvine that stayed in the pen in Nicholson St, my first love she was,we danced the day away at a party in Susan Clarks hoose. I also remember the Kerr's that lived up the same close as the Kilna's there was Jim Boy and Terry Kerr both brilliant footballers, Hughie Cameron was my best mate along with John Robb (wobles) as he was known, I also knew a guy called Frank McCafferty was a fantastic singer and had a heed of ginger hair,does anyone remember Lena's the fruit shop in Norfolk St, was the only place we got our 5 a day fruit (sorry but he would keep his fruit outside) for easy pickings by us poor hungry weans on our way to Buchan St s! chool, I also remember a Pat McNally and he had 2 sisters Dolly and Ronnie (Veronica)148a Nicholson Stthe pubs I remember are the Double Eagle, The Morven, The Clock bar, the Norfolk Arms, I also have some vague memories of Pat, Tam and Rose Carlton, I remeber a Matt burke form the same close as me 151 Nicholson St, Todder Horn had a sister and i'm sure her name was Marie, we all used to play kick-the-can. Can someone remind me of the name of the fruit shop at the corner of Nicholson St and Bedford St, and the name of the sweet shop in Bedford St, but I do remember the German Jew shop in Bedford St, amd by the way THIS IS A GORBALITE SITE, bogies are a skate thats been halved and fixed to a small plank of wood then we would attach an orange box to the front.........YEEEEHAAAAAAA!!!

Submitted by: Peter Thomson

15/11/08
Email: petthomson@aol.com
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Just thought I would post on this site, since I came from the gorbals,89 Gorbals Cross to be exact, I have been looking for my son that was adopted In 59 I named Him Michael Lynch but am sure that was changed when he was adopted at 10 months old, thought It would give him a better life I pray to god It did He will be 50yrs old now.

Submitted by: Patricia Lynch
Calififornia, USA
15/11/08
Email: Glasgopati@aol.com
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Hi all, Sorry to hear about TEN QUID. Hope he has a fast and painless recovery. Miss your comments/ anecdotes.

Submitted by: Margaret
Glasgow, Scotland
14/11/08
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Anyone live arround Devon St late sixties till they wer demolished me and my family lived there

Submitted by: Gally
Glasgow, Scotland
14/11/08
Email: gallagher_brid@yahoo.co.uk
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Every Saturday, or most SATURDAY mornings, I would be sent down to Johnnys dairy at the corner of Eglinton lane, in Eglinton St. Johnny made the most delicious, gigantic dumpling and I would buy four slice, Johnny would work late on A Friday in his wee back shop and when the dumpling was ready, he would sit it in the window all night to cool. Anyway one Friday night, me and my mum were walking up Eglinton St, it was cold and dark, and she told me to run and see if the showpiece was on display? When I got to the shop window and peered in this enormous thing started to move, and two big eyes stared back at me, by this time my mum was there, I let out A yell and she started to laugh at the movable dumpling, Turned out to be Johnnys, big fat ginger hairy cat, lying over the dumplin for A heat, the steem was still rising from the dumpling, and the hairy cat. We had A good laugh all the way back home, my mum says, ( I think ill go down in the morning, and shout in ! the shop door,Hi Johnny geez four slice O Yur herry dumplin. THATS A TRUE STORY BY THE WAY. WEE BLEATHER.

Submitted by: We Bleather
Scotland
14/11/08
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Is there a site which deals with Carnwadric around 1935 to 1950

Submitted by: Hary Greenwood
West Vancouver BC, Canada
14/11/08
Email: hargren@hotmail.com
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Hi Marie ref to Anne Smith. My maiden name is Kerr and I have 3 brothers Jim, Terry, Lenny and 2 sisters Margaret and Mary. Were you Marie Fisher?

Submitted by: Ann Davies
Hartlepool, UK
13/11/08
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FAO D Graham, T Boyle; I played there as a boy in Egliton lane and it was not opposite a church it was opposite Ian Fairs garage and there were only two closes in it, before you entered the lane there was a bakery on the left and a pub on the right, about 12 familys lived there and I can remember most of them, the morrisons, the Callaghans were well known, the church was in cumberland street, the next street after egliton lane was peebles street Melvin

Submitted by: Melvin Bernstein
Glasgow, Scotland
13/11/08
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Rita Moffat. Can you contact me. I am writing a book about Glasgow which is being published in March and I'd like to run one of your stories. I'll explain more when you write.

Submitted by: Piers Dudgeon
Sawdon, England
13/11/08
Email: janthony78@ymail.com
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FAO: Rab - yes my gran is May Livingstone and my mother is Annes sister Jeanette. I can't remember my gran as she passed away when I was a lot younger than I am today.

Submitted by: Joan
Glasgow, Scotland
13/11/08
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hello agnes [amb]yes my dad did go hawking and was smallish and cheerful he moved to sussex mamy yrs ago .he passed away last yr he was 86 .nice to hear from you agnss .
hi we bleather yes your right about alice living in surry st and anne living in portigal sr and we all went to st john;s .you may know me as annabel kerr.ann cheers

Submitted by: Ann Davies
Glasgow, Scotland
13/11/08
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F.A.O ann ferguson hi a styed at 56 cavendish 1up james fletcher, brothers billy n robert ma wis wee susie n da jimmy(aka dad)ah remember yer da also the hallidays bud n hatchet, the robertsons willie n bertie, they hung aboot wae ma da, they drank n the devon, n office pubs, by the way ann irene williamson(henriques)wis askin aboot ye oan this site, if ye go further doon the posts yel find her ther. hope u n yer famly r all well. the jannie x

Submitted by: jim the jannie
Glasgow, Scotland
13/11/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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F.O.A. Anne Smith I have tried to send a few messages but dont seem to be getting. Dont know what i am doing wrong.I am trying again.I remember visiting Rosina in Mathieson st.as my mother was friends with her. Anne Kerr was my cousin. She also had a brother Jim. I remember other names but not much about them. My other cousins lived next close Forbes. They were a big family. Our age group Jim, Eddie, Cathy, Billy & Jean. I hope this gets posted. Marie

Submitted by: Marie Dougall
Glasgow, Scotland
12/11/08
Email: m.meechan@mypostoffice.co.uk
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Joan Roberts, you will get photos of McNeil st. and the library there on the Mitchell library site. Lots of pics of the old Gorbals streets.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
12/11/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au

Hi. Not long found the site, think its great, sorry to hear about ten quid wish him a speedy recovery. If Joe McLean from Gorbals cross is still reading this I remember him, I lived at 32 Ballater st. at same time but only moved as far as E.K.

Submitted by: Gerry O'Connor
East Kilbride, Scotland
12/11/08
Email: geraldoconnor@dfid.gov.uk
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FAO: Joan Was your gran called May Livingstone who was my auntie, if so who was your mother called Anne. Cheers Rab.

Submitted by: Rab Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
12/11/08
Email: inside_out_joinery@hotmail.co.uk
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In answer to Thomas Boyle, I have consulted my Handy Handy 1929 map of Glasgow. The lane you seek was, in order, going towards the Clyde. Cumberland St, Eglinton Lane, Margaret St, Buchanan Court, Bedford St. Eglinton Lane was opposite a Baptist Church. Regards

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
11/11/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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Hi all does anyone remember my ma and da Ernie and Annie Medonagh they lived at 56 Cavendish St. ma mas' family also stayed Cavendish Place their name was Halliday would love to hear of anyone who knows them thanks, Ann

Submitted by: ANN FERGUSON
Glasgow, Scotland
11/11/08
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Hi All its Ten Quids brother again better news this time he is going thru rehabilitation walking etc. He is blind in one eye so we will have to wait and see what happens there its a start. Betty is hoping he will be home this week as she needs the grass cut and the dishes in the sink are pyling up many thanks.

Submitted by: John Boyle
Sydney, Australia
11/11/08
Email: johnboyle45@optusnet.com.au
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I would just like to pas on my regards to ten quid and hope he recovers soon,he has helped my enquiries about my family. I will try again so I am sorry to anyone that has read this but my info is now updated. I am looking for anyone that can help me with any memories of my grandad, he was Patrick James Boyle born 1908 in Glasgow and married Mary Ann Kilkie in 1935, Mary was from num 4 Roukenburn St Thornleighbank around 1933. Roundabout 1938 or 39 they lived at 132 South Portland St and Patrick died at num 10 1/2 Eglinton Lane in 1946. Please can anyone tell me where Eglinton lane was? Please any info good or bad would be great, I wont be offended.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
11/11/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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Hi Margo ref to the Barbours from Abbotsford Place. My aunty Maggie and her family moved to Dunoon many yrs ago unfortunetly we moved down south and lost touch. Ann

Submitted by: Ann Davies nee Kerr
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
Email: acdavies@ntlworld.com
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Just found this site was sorry to hear spider has passed away he was my boyfriend many many yrs ago in the sixties I was wee Jimmy Kerrs daughter Ann.

Submitted by: Ann Davies nee Kerr
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
Email: acdavies@ntlworld.com
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Is Rose Irvine, Alice Lyones, Anne O'Conner, Jean Kelly or any of my old friends out there from the Gorbals around the sixties get in touch I used to be called Ann Kerr.

Submitted by: Ann Davies nee Kerr
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
Email: acdavies@ntlworld.com
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Hi, does anyone remember my parents wee Jimmy and Bridget Kerr, we lived in Nicholson St my dad ran the Clock Bar. Would love to hear from you. Ann Kerr

Submitted by: Ann Davies
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
Email: acdavies@ntlworld.com
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Sorry to hear about ten quid he has been through a lot, we need his banter on here, I hope he is ok good luck.

Submitted by: May
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
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ten quid you are in my prayers get well soon god bless A H.

Submitted by: Anne Hannon
London, England
10/11/08
Email: annehannon@btinternet.com
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FAO DONAL.THANK YOU FOR YOUR REPLY ABOUT MY KNEE REPLACEMENT. MY YOU ARE A BRAVE MAN TO HAVE YOUR 2 KNEES DONE AT THE ONE TIME. I am doing all the exersises, AND USING PLENTY OF ICE PACKS ON MY LEG. THANKS AGAIN AGNES.

Submitted by: AGNES
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT IO QUID HAVING A STROKE. I HAVE GIVEN HIM SOME STICK ON THIS SITE, BUT I HOPE HE RECOVERS WELL. I WILL BE THINKING OF HIM AND HIS FAMILY. Agnes.

Submitted by: AGNES
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO (Ten Quid Family) Sorry to hear the bad news about "Ten Quid" hope he gets over this I'll say a prayer for him. Keep your chin up. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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FAO Eddie Crerand (N.Ireland) Hi Eddie my granda also died in Belgium he was in the Cameronians (Scottish Rifles) if you know what your grandas regiment i.e. Navy, RAF, Army you can look up and get information about him. My Granda is buried in Nine Elms Brittish cemetary in Belgium. try http://www.C.W.C.G.for his information. Let me know how you got on. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay nee Welsh
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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F.A.O. Jean Gartley(Fairie)I would be very interestd if you found the whereabouts of the Gartley family from Cambuslang as Elizabeth was my best maid when I married. I last heard from her in the 60's when she was nursing in Mellbourne and at that time I was a hopeless letter writer and we lost touch. She married Bobby Thomson from Halfway and they lived up on the hill at the Cathkin Bypass. I went out one night with William's pal as I remember his name was John Sorbie and he had a car, I thought I was the bees knees. We went a run in the car to Strathaven it was wonderful as I had never been in a car before. I think it was an Austin 7 or 8 not great on cars, anyway hope you find the Gartleys and let me know cheers Nan Bell

Submitted by: Nan Bell(Cameron)
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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John Boyle, so very sorry to hear about Ten Quid. Please keep us all informed as to his progress. I am sure I speak for most when I say we will be sending him only positive thoughts. Murin

Submitted by: Murin
Canada
10/11/08
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It was unusual to see someone named Caoline Murphy on this site as that was my maiden name. I have enjoyed peoples stories here. My granny came from the Gorbals. I was brought up in Cathcart. I went to Holmlea Primary. If anyone who knows me wants to drop me an email feel free.

Submitted by: Caroline Dysart nee Murphy
Hamilton, New Zealand
10/11/08
Email: doub.ledee@hotmail.com
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I love all the patter of the gorbals it was very hard for our families in those days but that is all we knew like I've said before there was ten of us in a single end in 180 Mathieson St it was doom and gloom and cold and I don't know how my ma fed us as we were always hungry I think thats why I try all sorts of food now our only holiday was to Port Seton for a couple of days just cause my ma had a pal that had a hut and that's what it was but I still loved it and a lot of memories I could write a book lol love Anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St. Catharines, Canada
09/11/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Dirty Maggies was a great shop,comics and magazines from floor to ceiling. Don't know how she could find anything but she did. We swapped every week and didn't think about bugs!

Submitted by: Anne Smith
Glesga, Scotland
09/11/08
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I can remember a Mr Hastie at John Bosco- sitting at his desk- washing his feet in the classroom sink while us weans tried no to laugh- legend had it that he had either been threatened or done in by the Hutchie- for picking on one of them- anyone remember any other teachers from that time- 74-79 Mark

Submitted by: Stairheedrammy
Glesga, Scotland
08/11/08
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The rev Cameron Peddie was my grandmother Robertina McKay's minister and he did a lot of work with the gangs in the gorbals and getting some of the young lads off the streets. He was a faith healer. Does anyone remember my father who lived at Waddell Street John Kemp's cousin Hugh Kemp he was an entertainer and married Green's the playhouse daughter Marion, I think they moved to Kingspark.

Submitted by: Morag Galloway
Auchterarder, Scotland
08/11/08
Email: morag.galloway@btinternet.com
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Lived at 393 Moffat Street, remember well dirty maggie's book shop and that she used to charge the accumulators for radios. Went to Oatlands. Rev Peddie married my maw and Da. The peanut man also sold the toffee apples under the bridge.

Submitted by: John Galloway
Auchterarder, Scotland
08/11/08
Email: morag.galloway@btinternet.com
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For Peter Thomson, I knew your gran & granpa well also the family, I palled about with Sid for a while, when we were about 17 and I remember all the brothers and sisters, I was born at 158 Nicholson Street, the last close up from Forries Dairy. Remember Babbins, could get a big sticky cinnamon bun for a penny. I remember the three sisters that owned it. The two younger ones were regulars at the plaza dancing at Eglinton Toll. The Thomsons I remember lived next door to the Kilnas, I can't remember the parents name, but the brothers & sisters I remember were, James,John, Andrew, David, Jean and Mary. The Gallaghers lived down the stair from us, parents were, Frank & Mary, three boys Franky, Jimmy & Basil. Do you remember when it was called Warrick Street? I've got lots of fond memories of those far off days. I hope all goes well with you & yours. Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
08/11/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Does anyone remember the McClaffertys, living in 109 South Portland St around 1958-1959? Where are they now?

Submitted by: Jean
Glasgow, Scotland
08/11/08
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Hi All - I don't mean to keep posting (banging on) about this but does anyone have any memories of NABURN STREET in particular: the RAHNs, Richard (Dick), Mary, Betty, Sandra & Mabel........ Their Mum was Alexandrina (Ina) and was said to have passed away when Richard, Mary and the kids lived there...... Ina was also my Mum who had me later (thus she was still alive when she had me in 1955)and the RAHNs are my half Brother & Sisters, although they were not aware of me until the mid 60's as I was born in London and met me although I think my Mum reconciled with my Brother & Sisters when we first came back to Glasgow to visit my Dad's Dad during the 1960's.who incidentally was also born in Naburn Street in 1929 as Lawrence Miller and his Mum Julia Miller (nee Maxwell) and his Dad was known as WILLIAM MILLER who I believe ran a betting book then went off to fight in the Spanish Civil War (for some unknown reason).My Dad had brothers & sisters, Jimmy, Tommy, Florence, Mari! a – who went to New Zealand and Julia who was a Seamstress…....but I am still unsure what happened between the time of my Mum leaving Glasgow and going to London (and having me)and coming back to Glasgow.......I know that this might be personal stuff not meant for internet exposure but any bit of information would help me in putting to bed mindful issues about my Mum despite any hard truths that may arise from this posting.......Ten Quid - you were born in NABURN STREET, have you any knowledge?.........This is not meant to be a down-hearted posting, just looking for some answers to some questions regarding Mum's past.......Thanks to any help that may come forth from this posting! .......Jim

Submitted by: Jim Miller
Basildon, England
08/11/08
Email: jimmiller74@blueyonder.co.uk
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For Jim the Jannie, Tony the stick man was actualy, Tony Smith who lived up the next close to me in Nicholson Street I lived at No 158. his younger brother, Adolf, was my pal during our school and teen days. Tony was also a lamplighter for a number of years.

Submitted by: Owen dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
08/11/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Hi pasha joe says hello he met big jim govanhill bookies he looks good thick white hair,we are okay joe still talks about you good to hear from you hope you are well.

Submitted by: May Gallagher
Glasgow, Scotland
08/11/08
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Eddie Crerand died 26th October 1917 in France (WW1) and is buried in Belgium. He was my Great Uncle

Submitted by: Eddie Crerand
Derry City, N.Ireland
07/11/08
Email: j.crawford5@ntlworld.com
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Kenny thanks for getting back to me. Nine kids I always knew you were horny!! I have three, 2 boys one girl, both boys live near you they are both pro footballers, they live close to my daughter is at Uni, I am up your way quite often so now you have my e mail we must meet up. I also got a threatening letter from some one called the Irish Cumbie, but not to worry I found out who it was and will sort it. You know me Kenny. I will wait till I hear from you and we will go out, but not to Blackpool ha ha. Your mate Jim

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London, England
06/11/08
Email: Jjim4444@aol.com
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Agnes, I had two knees replaced (at the same time) two years ago. Almost a success, however I still have pain. I was back at work in less than four months. I am able to work at a very physical job even though I am almost 60 years old! The op gave me a better quality of life. Try and do all the excercise the physio gives you and hopefully you will overcome all the pain. NO PAIN.....NO GAIN!

Submitted by: Donal
Glaschu, Alban
06/11/08
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Margaret from Surrey Canada. Sorry I did not get your e-mail as had prob with pc at my email add. please contact me again at jm7ste@aol.com. I have good info to tell you about M.Lawson and her children. Thanks Margaret.

Submitted by: Margaret
New Jersey, USA
06/11/08
Email: jm7ste@aol.com
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I am an ex Gorbals boy from the late 40s / 50s /60s. I do a bit of singing down here in England. I am after some Scottish backing music if anyone has any, I will pay the postage also after "My son calls another man Daddy" Hank Williams, just the music. Also hello to anyone who knows me Jackie McDonough from No 3 Ballater Street Gorbals Cross above McKellars pub.

Submitted by: Jack McDonough
Burnley, England
06/11/08
Email: perthycottage@hotmail.co.uk
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HI MY NAME IS ANN FERGUSON (MCDONAGH) I LIVED AT 56 CAVENDISH ST IN THE 1960 AND WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANY OLD SCHOOL PALS THAT REMEMBER ME I WENT TO ABBOTSFORD SCHOOL ALSO ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS MY MA AND DA GREAT SITE I HAVE JUST FOUND

Submitted by: ANN FERGUSON
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND
06/11/08
Email:
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Does anyone know anything about the BLACK family who lived in Nicholson St. William and Annie Black who had 6 children, sons Tommy and William ran the Ironmongers shop J.Dale & Black in Norfolk St.for many years. Annie my greatgranmother died in 1937 in Nicholson St. My father David grew up in the Gorbals now aged 88. Any information regarding the BLACK's will be most grateful. All emails answered.

Submitted by: George Clark
Perth, Australia
06/11/08
Email: enviropacific@ozemail.com.au
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Does anyone remember Bridget McCafferty who live in 109 South Portland St around 1958? She was a clippie on the buses

Submitted by: Jean Fenton
Glasgow, Scotland
06/11/08
Email: jf7a@hotmail.com
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Does anyone remember the Gartley's from Cambuslang? I grew up in the Gorbals but married Willie Gartley from Cambuslang. He and his father worked in the Post office there for many years. Mother Maggie, father Willie, sisters Elizabeth and Margaret?

Submitted by: Jean Gartley (nee Fairie)
Melbourne, Australia
06/11/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Joan Roberts from 49 Mcneil Street(1950), I went too Hayfeild Street School, I'm looking for photos of McNeil Street back in the day. I lived in the same close as Alex and James Mutters...thanx in advance.

Submitted by: Joan Roberts
Glasgow, Scotland
05/11/08
Email: gfleming506@btinternet.com
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FAO Rab Smith - my great grand mother is called Jenny Douglas and her son was John Douglas who stayed in Florence Street. Co-incedence?

Submitted by: Joan
Not Supplied
05/11/2008
Email: Not Supplied
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I was adopted in 1963, my birth parents both came from the Gorbals, in January this year I put a message on this site looking for my birth mother, Agnes Warren, 2 weeks later I found out all about her and my family, but sadley my mum has passed away twenty two years ago, then in may of this year I put another message on this site looking for the Perrett family from Florence St and a few weeks later I found my dad George Perrett since meeting with my dad it has been confirmed by DNA that he is indeed my father. Although I have found my family quickly, anyone trying to trace there family on this site, should be willing to wait and not give up hope as it would amaze you the amount of people that look at this site daily. Without this site it would have been very hard for me to trace my birth family, this site is worth it's weight in gold. My travels have took me from Scotland to Australia then Blackpool and returned with two more sisters & four more brothers and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews, so all I have to say is the biggest thankyou to all. Ian Bain

Submitted by: Ian
Glasgow, Scotland
05/11/2008
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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This is Ten Quids brother, I am the bearer of bad news for the people who enjoy his banter on this site my brother had a stroke early this Wednesday morning Australian time wee Betty his wife phoned me with the news I will be phoning her later tonight to find out more so it would be nice if you please find it in your Heart to say a prayer for him with all the stuff he has been thru these past years he is due a break. PS Betty says his computer will be out of action for a while I will keep the site informed of outcome. Regards to all the gorbals people.

Submitted by: John Boyle
Sydney, Australia
05/11/2008
Email: johnboyle45@optusnet.com.au
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FAO Wee Bleather I remember the bakery up at Eglinton toll a big crowd of us used to go up there also, as we stayed in Salisbury St. Their rolls were great we used to eat the dough from the inside of the rolls before we went home. You cannot get a decent roll now. There was a hot dog stand that stood on the spare ground next to it. My mother always told us not to go near it as all the bad women and men stood there.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
04/11/2008
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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My mother and her siblings grew up in the Gorbals post-WW II. They worked in various clothing factories sewing. Her maiden name is Mary Joyce. She has several sisters: Margaret, Betty, Agnes, Mary, Patricia, Isabel and a brother, James. Their mother is Elizabeth Joyce and their father is James Joyce. Does anyone know of the family?

Submitted by: Theresa Kiely
Valley Stream, USA
04/11/08
Email: tdkiely@aol.com
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Can anybody tell me about the character @Wee Boaby Scobie. My grandfather's hairdresser's shop (Scobie's) was just round from Brigton Cross next the bank.

Submitted by: Robert Douglas
Scobie Caerphillt, S. Wales
04/11/08
Email: scobie.doo@talktalk.net
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regarding jackie curran that was my own name curran I married John Cummings from 29 Lawmoor St

Submitted by: Betty Cummings
Glasgow, Scotland
01/11/08
Email: betty.cummings@ntlword.com
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Does anyone remember dirty Maggis book shop in rutherglen rd my ma used to check every page for bugs.

Submitted by: Betty Cummings
Glasgow, Scotland
01/11/08
Email: betty.cummings@ntlword.com
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FAO. Anyone who has had a Total Knee replacement. I had my operation 4 weeks ago, and the pain is just awful. Could any of you let me know if you have had it done and how you are now. Thank you. Agnes

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
01/11/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi anne smith, I dont know of any relations with my name who are connected to me. I know my father had a cousin Jimmy McNammee but we all lived in the North end of Glasgow. Now if the grannies were all alive, they would know all the family connections. I had to go to A&E years ago and the nurse treating was a McNamee but we couldnt find any connection. Not too many McNamee's about we could be related but as I said I cant tell.

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
01/11/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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To: MARIE DOUGAL. I remember your family now - (had been confused by your surname Meechan, as May Meechan lived in same close)My mum looked after one of your baby brothers for a couple of days as your mum was not well after he was born. I remember 'helping' to give him his bottle. I think I was about 7yrs old. The Camerons are my cousins,and lived next door to us in the single-end. Saw Jackie recently but Hughie died. Uncle Jackie and auntie Rosina were good to us and kept us in clothes from her 'hawkers' bundles. They moved to Mathieson St to get a room & kitchen. Do you remember Mary Thomson, Ann Goldie, The Ferris's, Ann Kerr?..... Hope you write in again and jog my memory a bit more.

Submitted by: Anne Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
01/11/08
Email: marshallsinspain@yahoo.co.uk
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Does anyone remember a family by the name of Pope at 378 Caledonia Road? The father, Murdoch, was my grandfather. Please post a message on this site if you do. I'd love to hear from you. Thanks.

Submitted by: Alistair
Not supplied
31/10/08
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FAO JIM HALL yes jim it is me i used to have an e-mail address but as soon as iput it on the anecdotes page i got a load of threatening mail i was being accused of something that was totally untrue but as usual nobody believes me so i cancelled my account and moved to leeds i have 9 kids and 14 grand kids to think about and don't want any bother on their doorsteps but thank you for acknowledging me i remember your ma well peggy was brilliant to all of us did your sister marry that italian kid? have you got any kids (I often think about when i was living at your ma's)

Submitted by: Kenny
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31/10/08
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To Bill Shields and all my Gorbals pals...I have just read both Colin Macfarlane's books...No Mean Glasgow and The Real Gorbals Story and found them brilliantly written and very funny. I lived in the Gorbals at the same time -in Crown Street and Nicholson Street - between 1954-1972 and the author has it spot on! I checked with my local library and there is a waiting list to take out either of the books. The Glasgow Herald said in a review last week that No Mean Glasgow was so good the pages almost turn themselves...and the Gorbals Story has old out all over Britain. I know some old bigots have criticised Macfarlane's work but his sales figures talk for themselves and now I read he also has Hollywood interested..good on him...he has put the old Gorbals back on the map with a vengeance..i can't wait to read his next book! Jean

Submitted by: Jean Harvey
Glasgow, Scotland
31/10/08
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RE The Real Gorbals Story and No Mean Glasgow..i had them given to me as birthday present by my sister and Macfarlane has really brought the old soo-side back to life. They are well written books and I couldn't stop laughing at the antics and patter. No Mean Glasgow had great write up a few weeks ago in the Glasgow Evening Times and why not? Both books have sold out all over the place. My advice to the author is keep on writing this brilliantly funny stuff...it has cheered us all up. John

Submitted by: John McGarvey
London, England
31/10/08
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hi sanny, it is pat hear i have just been reading all anecdotes, and came across yous saying that you will not be writing anymore, i don't know what has been going, but i really hope you don't stop, hope to hear from you soon love pat davis x

Submitted by: Pat Davis
London, England
30/10/08
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Hi May Pasha here tell Joe I was asking for him and how is Jim Duffy doing?

Submitted by: Jim Marshall
Fuengirola, Spain
30/10/08
Email: marshallsinspain@yahoo.co.uk
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FAO. Joan Douglas / Davidson. I read your post with regard to the school photo of Miss Bogan's Class. I was in that class too and remember all the names you mentioned some of them were very good friends. I heard from Colin M. that big Chris Purcell died only a few months ago. He was a good mate growing up. I was wondering if there was anyway I could have a copy of your photo I would be willing to pay for a copy if you couldn't send it by email. Sorry to put you on the spot a bit. I would love to see it. So heres hoping. Mick Connolly.

Submitted by: Mick Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
30/10/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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It appears that some one has got their knickers in a twist, I was born in Hospital street and left the soo-side in 1972 and lived in Brighton ever since, I always sign my name Sanny, so is there another one it seems to be the confusion, please note I am not an a hole as the other Sanny says I am , hey by the way, can you tell me how many Billys or Rabs, or Jimmys you know, people do have the same name so I will help you by signing on now as Sandy

Submitted by: Sandy Burke
Brighton, England
30/10/08
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Anyone remember the burkes from the gorbals, Matt, Alec, Chic from herbertson street. would like to hear any stories

Submitted by: Donna Burke
Glasgow, Scotland
30/10/08
Email: hamill920@yahoo.co.uk
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Interesting debate and opinions on nostalgic Gorbals during past month. It appears those who emmigrated have fond memories, and those who stayed on have mixed views. I was brought up at the Dixons Blazes end of Lawmoor St, near Naburn St and found it depressing. I only left the area early 70's for a new home in the Ibrox district. Can't say I've many good memories of old Gorbals, although I just suppose it depended on your family fortunes or what tenement you lived in. Ours had hundreds of mice populating it for years!

Submitted by: Ella
Glasgow, G51
29/10/08
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Does anyone remember a family by the name of ashwood,they had sons and daughter the father and moter robert&ann came from ireland and hawked fruit coal and dairy produce i believe one of their daughters married a sports commentator surname Hay i believe and another daughter was married to a co-op manager they also had a son electrocuted in the building of the power station,just forgot the name begins with a "C" one of their sons married a mary Kyle or Coyle who had ties with the salvation army at sometime any help would be appreciated

Submitted by: Lizzie
Balderton, Notts
29/10/08
Email: iretonhenry@aol.com
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I have just read "No Mean Glasgow" - "The Real Gorbals Story" (Colin Macfarlane), and was wondering what the feedback from current/past Gorbals residents were re. these books?.

Submitted by: Bill Shields Perth, Australia 29/10/08
Email: garbeta@iinet.net.au Hi there, Looking for someone with a knowledge of Gorbals PUBS. If you remember any of the names of pubs that used to stand in the Gorbals area. Please get in touch. I am currently researching Gorbals pubs for my website and would be greatful for any information or photographs of pubs, publicans or barmen in the area. I received many images from a gentlman called Norman McNamee a few months ago which where fantastic, but was wondering if there is any more photos out there or information on the Gorbals Pubs. Cheers John Gorevan.....

Submitted by: John Gorevam
Glasgow, Scotland
28/10/08
Email: john@oldglasgowpubs.co.uk
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Message for Barbara Frank regarding Mitchell and Sons Clockmakers, Gorbals (18/04/08) - did you get anywhere with your research? I have a Mitchell and Sons longcase clock and am trying to find out about it.

Submitted by: Ray Shortt
Perth, Australia
28/10/08
Email: rayshortt@hotmail.com
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I was wondering if anyone new or remembers any of my family, we lived in Mathieson St. till I was around 8 or 9 me and my young brother Pat went to Hayfield St School till around 1961/64. My mother was Jessie Connelly she had 2 sisters Sadie and Betty and a brother John They were all brought up around Oregon St. or McNiel St. Grandad was Paddy Connelly he had a small scrapyard just off Eglinton St. he had a horse called dolly. My step dad was John Douglas (Dougie) his mother was Jenny Douglas they lived in Florence St. just down from the Moy Bar. Would be great to hear if anyone knew any of them. Cheers

Submitted by: Rab Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
28/10/08
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To:- Norman McNamee. Are you related to Anne McNamee? Used to live in Caledonia Rd, moved to Ireland some years ago. I was friends for years, but lost her address. Give her my best wishes, Anne Smith.

Submitted by: Anne Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
27/10/08
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Does anyone know the ridge family? my da pat ridge. brother paul ridge rip, RIDGY

Submitted by: Ridge
Glasgow, Scotland
27/10/08
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Looking for my 2nd cousins family name (McCormack) My dad is Kenneth Boyle his sister was Betty Boyle whose daughter Winifred boye married in scotland and moved to canada (dont know where) she had 2 kids 1 girland 1 boy. Winifred came back to scotland and died many years ago. I am coming over to Canada and would love to meet my 2nd cousins. My maiden name is Margaret Boyle

Submitted by: Margaret
Glasgow, Scotland
26/10/08
Email: margaretcapanni@hotmail.co.uk
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f.a.o. anne smith i did live 302 moffat st other people i rem pearson other side of road parents mary ajoe daughter susan sam age as us also remember camerons lived one up 302 i am new to computers so hope you see this message marie

Submitted by: Marie Dougall Glasgow, Scotland 26/10/08
Email: m.meechan@mypostoffice.co.uk
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My grandad who only passed away 10-years ago often recalled his days of youth as a member of the Coburg Erin Boys. He was born above a pawn shop in 1918 in Coburg St. Can anyone shed any light on the Coburg Erin Boys?

Submitted by: Catherine
Pollockshaws, Glasgow
26/10/08
Email: Cath678@bushinternet.com
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I used to have so much fun visiting my Nanny Duffy and we were always made welcome by everyone. Great memories x

Submitted by: Theresa McClafferty
kent, England
26/10/08
Email: theressamcclafferty@yahoo.co.uk
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I was born in the Gorbals 1946, and spent my first 15-years of life at various addresses in Mathieson St. Naburn St. & Camden St. Living conditions were cramped and often damp. Thats the way it was for certain families. Although my childhood was reasonably happy, my family moved to a 3-apartment council house in 1961 to Castlemilk, where the housing and fresh air seemed like another world. I suppose everyone has different opinions on the old Gorbals, but despite being born and bred there, I was grateful to move out of the area, and glad none of my own family have had to live in those type of conditions which prevailed in so many dwellings and streets.

Submitted by: Anonymous
Cambuslang, Glasgow
25/10/08
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I see we have disagreements about being true Gorbalites, or proud of being born + bred in the Gorbals, or embarrassed at being raised in a certain demolished tenement. Personally, I think if 'one' moved lock, stock, and barrel before they attended a Gorbals school to another district, then you're not a true Gorbalite. I was born in Anderston in 1951 but arrived in Caledonia Rd in 1957-58. Attended Two local schools till I left for work in 1966, then moved to Pollock in 1978. I consider myself a Gorbalite, but have never claimed to be from Anderston [Crimea St]. I was slightly too young to remember much about that particular area!!

Submitted by: The Gorbals Gerbil
Laurieston, Glasgow
25/10/08
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Does anyone know the whereabouts of Patrick Joseph Heaney originally from the Gorbals but moved to New York in the 1960s. Would love to here from him again.

Submitted by: James Smyth
Glasgow, Scotland
25/10/08
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Hi Pat regards Frankie Vaughn and weeBub. Hitler was the maths teacher his name was Mr Coy I think. Was Mrs Daley the music teacher there and wee Russell the Science teacher he was a complete headcase but brilliant fun with it. If you see Peter Comiskey could you say hello to him for me I haven't seen him for years. Was Mr Salvin the art teacher there too he was another nutter what was it with bonnies. Miss Mcnaught she was the cross eyed english teacher. What a place but I think I could do it all again. Thanks again Pat. Mick.

Submitted by: Mick Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
25/10/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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In Reply to Anonymous Giffnock,dated 5/10/08.I remember Inverkip St.My family,The McConnell's lived there.

Submitted by: Carol McConnell
Glasgow, Scotland
23/10/08
Email: c.grant37@ntlworld.com
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Hello, I wonder if anyone remembers A bakery at Eglinton toll called Mc Kechennys, it was up an old cobbled lane and you could go there late at night when the night shift was on. When you got near the lane , the smell of that newly baked bread and rolls;;; well no words could describe/,You would knock on the big green wooden door, someone would slide it open, and you would step into heaven. I remember my mum and dad taking us there after coming out of the Cinerama pictures, on A cold winters night, they would sell you A dozen well fired rolls for A shilling, piping hot, then we would go to the chippy, get A tanners worth, get home quick put the kettle on, light the fire, my mum would butter the hot rolls,;;; The rest I will leave to the imagination, of course we could only do this once in A blue moon, suppose thats why I remember it so well. Wee Bleather.Scotland.

Submitted by: Wee Bleather
Scotland
23/10/08
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For Pat. Your anecdotes and memories about St. Bonaventures are spot-on! They brought back some forgotten memories! Thanks! I remember a lot of the people you mentioned as I was at Bonnie's in 1974 via Grange temporary annexe. If you scroll back, you'll find several more anecdotes relating to Bonnies and former pupils. Remember Jimmy Young fae Castlemilk, and wee Heffy fae Govanhill, also the Bonnies janitor had a gorgeous daughter! Keep reciting those anecdotes Pat!

Submitted by: James McLean Renfrew 23/10/08
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THERE WILL BE NO MORE POSTS FROM SANNY (BRIGHTON)

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton
23/10/08
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FAO TQ theres an IDIOT that keeps putting posts under my name I never asked the Question when you left etc as I dont pry but I thought you put in a good answer and I really enjoyed it so I thought I would respond and let you know (and sicken the a hole) but again he sent another one trying to be funny its a sad person and I do feel sorry for him so once again I have to apoligise on this page for this person cheers Sanny

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton
23/10/08
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For Ken; Is that you Kenny that used to stay with me in Church street? I am sure it must be because I remember that day in Blackpol!! Hey its great hearing from you, where are you, we need to meet up for a beer, be good to see you, my ma died in 1984, I am sure you remember her well we had some laughs then. have you an e mail? hope to hear soon your mate Jim

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London
23/10/08
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Hi I am the granddaughter of Mary (molly) Mcalynee who live in Thistle street I dont no what number it was. I wonted to no if any one rembers her as she was orphaned at a very young age her father dyed and her mother had to give her up she could not cope. Sadley my graddmother pass away this year she was 99 years. So I just wounder if ther was any one who new any thing about her, because she new very little about her passed which we as a very close family find very sad. Many Thanks Kathleen

Submitted by: Kathleen Leadbitter (Rennie my maiden name)
Chesham, Bucks
22/10/08
Email: Kath.leadbitter@ntlworld.com
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FAO clare davidson i think i remember you and your family ithink you went to school with me and you lived next door to my granny johnston 3up 12 commercial court i can vaguely remember one of your sisters ithink its laura all the best JOHN JOHNSTON

Submitted by: John Johnston
Glasgow, Scotland
22/10/08
Email: johnjo1968@hotmail.co.uk
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hi,first i would like to say hello to sanny,and jackie turnbull,it has been along time seen's i have read any of these lovely story and i have missed them haha, i see mr ten Quid is still telling great storys,anyway my dad barney davis lived in portugal street, with his family,and he would tell me some very funny story and some sad ones but i loved hearing them, if anyone can remember him i would love to hear from you good or bad well not to bad haha, great site pat

Submitted by: Pat Davis
London, England
22/10/08
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SANNY the Rip Van Winkle of gorbals ancedotes TOO LONG THAT WIS IT CONDENSED FROM 30PAGES INTO A PARAGRAPH wee or LONG STORIES DOESNT MATTER if someone reads them and like yourself maybe gives a little encouragement i can see u now readin yer post [WIT did A say to this PR...he is gonna rite mer NAAAW !] SANNY THANK U did u enjoy the sleep reading is better than a sleeping pill? remember the day ther was something better for making me sleep n even late for work but those days sorry to say are well gone i know a BARNY DAVIS he used to let me slip into the paragon in my young days n TAM is my cousin thanx for advice awera best ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
21/10/08
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Hi Stephen, just to say your sister Patricia was a wonderful lady. I spoke to you a couple of times during the time Patricia passed away. She always had a smile for us (her carers) and i loved attending to her. She fought a very brave battle but i can honestly say i never heard her grumble about any of it. I also remember Patricia in the St Francis choir. She had a beautiful voice and we would often have a sing song when we visited her at her home. Patricia will be sadly missed and will always be thought of dearly. I hope you are all doing well and i will be sure to keep in touch with your mum and dad as will the other carers.

Submitted by: Joan
Glasgow, Scotland
21/10/08
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Hi, Looks like my wee sis beat me to a posting! I read a bit in the sunday papers re Colin Macfarlane and wondered if he had been the same one in my class in St Luke's so I googled him, it was and I came across this site and although I'm not a great one for nostalgia, reading some of the postings brought back so many happy memories of what seemed to me like an idyllic childhood playing in the rose garden and on the jumps and monkey puzzle in Commercial Road with Elaine Harrity among others. Every so often I come across my old school photos. One in particular has John McClafferty, Colin M, Gerry Philbin (not sure if it's the right first name, sorry), Chris Purcell, Roberta Wason, Elizabeth McDonald, Cathy Turnbull, Stephen Kirwan (second cousin) and so many more that I can't remember their names off the top of my head without digging it out, all in Miss Bogan's class aged about ten. I also remember from my teenage years the Queen Elizabeth flats and Ann's Fry (where I hung out much to my parents consternation) with Condy Ward, Winker Watson et al. The real nostalgia bit kicked in when I read about the Gorbals swimming baths, the peanut man under the arches, Curleys, Lennox's, Dirty Maggie's, Wullie Marks the baker in Ballater Street with the greasiest, juiciest pies you ever tasted (I often wondered what happened to his recipes), Twomax, Thomson's the furniture store at the corner of Crown Street and Rutherglen Road (my Dad was the manager for a while) and used to get me the Beano from I think Lockie's next door, well I was only about six. Happy Days! Although Clare is right the family did go to Corby I didn't I stayed here as I was already married by that time. Anyway enough of my ramble. I just want to say I enjoyed your site and keep up the good work it fair cheered me up last Sunday night when I was thinking I had to get up for work in the mornin! g. Joan

Submitted by: Joan Douglas (Davidson)
Glasgow, Scotland
21/10/08
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The church at Devon st Eglington street was demolished a few years ago. I may have a photo of it, send me your email address if you would like a copy. Bye for now, norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Rutherglen, Glasgow
21/10/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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Betty are you related to Jacky Cummings who went to Adelphi about 53/55.John

Submitted by: John
Scotland
30/10/08
Email: ENTER EMAIL ADDRESS
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FAO Anne Smith yes James had a cat with one ear called Daisy the other one was called Primrose ha ha Gorbals Humor

Submitted by: Eddi
Not supplied
21/10/08
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hello do you know me betty cummings? curran was her maiden name she came from Mathieson st left to go to castlemilk 1955

Submitted by: Adam
Glasgow, Scotland
21/10/08
Email: betty.cummings@ntlworld.com
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Hi there i would like to relpy about picture house in crown st was called the crownie later call the george

Submitted by: Betty
Glasgow, Scotland
21/10/08
Email: betty.cummings@ntlworld.com
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Hi my name is Clare Davidson I lived in Commercial Court the high rise flats with my mum (Ella) and dad (Jimmy)sisters Joan and Laura. We moved to Corby England when I was 8 years old. I would like to hear from anyone that remebers me or my family. My mother was a Minto and she was related to the McLeans. I have family still living in the Gorbals and was recently back at St Lukes Church for a funeral, where I met Mrs McLoughlin,I was in the same year at school as her son Martin.So please get in touch with me if you remeber any of us.

Submitted by: Clare
Corby, England
21/10/08
Email: clare.davidson@hotmail.co.uk
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Have recently been doing some family history research..and discovered most of my ancestors were born and bred in the gorbals...had no idea. i do feel i have a connection with the gorbals now..and proud of my ancestors.

Submitted by: Marty McDougall
Glasgow, Scotland
21/10/08
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i did write in saying i didnt know bonnies school was gone what do i know a i used to walk from mathieson st each day with my pal and we would rub our fingers along the wall of the buildings to get the nicotine of case the teacher asked to see them as thats how they knew if you smoked and it was a random thing ha ha luv anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St.Catharines, Canada
21/10/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Sorry Maggie from Florida USA. But you left the Gorbals aged 5 in 1953? Unless you went back there to visit family, the area was fast changing by the early 60's! Even Govanhill has changed since you left in 1966. Hardly an expert on either district are you?

Submitted by: Angie
Gorbals, Scotland
20/10/08
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For Peter Thompson. My cousins were the Camerons of Oxford St and their parents were Hughie and Betty. I am in contact with them. So if you would like further info please contact me

Submitted by: Irene
Walton Manchester, England
20/10/08
Email: IWalton7@aol.com
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Hi, my sister patricia reidman ( nee mcguigan ) passed away quietly after a long battle with MS, she was 46 years old, born at 107 caledonia road, then moved to 38 polloksahaws rd 1964, daughter to john & margaret mcguigan, sister to stephen and james, would be nice to hear from people who knew her

Submitted by: Stephen McGuigan,
Scotland
20/10/08
Email: merrymacs@blueyonder.co.uk
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hi robin hayes i remember doctor berkley he used to give you choclate when you went to see him then think it was funny to trip you up on the way out the door he is long gone now but i heard his son took over

Submitted by: Pat Roberts
London, England
20/10/08
Email: patspark@hotmail.com
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Hi Mick, Brought back memories when you mentioned the Frankie Vaughan, he was my form teacher too. My science teacher was Mr Daley and do you remember the incident about the air rifle that belonged to Mr Hastie? I knew Jim Feeney and Peter Comiskey, don't remember Chris Purcell but Peter I see in Cathcart Road quite often.Was Wee Bub also known as Hitler? Big Scud was Mr Lee. Big Hastie,was some character and is teaching in Cardonald now. He had 11 children I met him a few years ago he was doing private tuition. Do you remember the days in Queens Park with Mr Hastie, we were looking for the kids who were dogging it. Thanks for jogging my memories, Pat.

Submitted by: Pat
Glasgow, Scotland
19/10/08
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Hi Charlie, Bernie Boyle is a Painter and decorator working in Busby, the company name is: Clarkston Decorators. You should look him up. Pat

Submitted by: Pat
Not supplied
19/10/08
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Hi Jane, I knew a Willie Gaughan, who sadly passed away approx 15 years ago. Is that a relative of yours? The McSorleys I knew was Mick who had cousins O Donnells. He went to Bonnies and is around 52 now. I also knew a Harry Mc Cusker, who still lives in the Gorbals. I am sure these are the people you are referring to. Pat

Submitted by: Pat
Not supplied
19/10/08
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hi laura hart, my hubby worked in coyles when he was 13 and left when he was 33? all the coyles were nice john was his boss, we were married at 16 and the coyles were good to us, joe enjoyed working there with big jim duffy, i used to think phillis was very glamorous, they had some laughs in that shop, rutherglen rd and then joe was in charge of saltmarket shop happy days but we were all young. My name is may, joe is laughing at memories,

Submitted by: May
Glasgow, Scotland
19/10/08
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On behalf of an old friend, can anyone tell us if the Church at Devon St/Eglinton St is still standing. I believe it was used by an Orange Lodge for over 20 years. My friend can remember worshipping in this Church over 40 years ago!

Submitted by: Anonymous
Barry Town, Wales
19/10/08
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She was born in London and moved to AMERICA when she was 2.

Submitted by: Catherine Bell
L.A, USA
19/10/08
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To Marie Meechan/Dougal - I am same age as you and went to St Francis, think you were in my class. Did you live in 302 Moffat St in the close? Did you have a brother James and a cat with one ear called Daisy? I lived one up, had younger brother David. I have an old photo with a group of kids from Moffat St- Anne Kerr, Blanche Witcher, Janette Armstrong, Billy Armstrong and others I don't remember. Wee Nell and Larry lived in single-end at front of close and looked after us while my mum worked in McClintocks sweetie factory. My Da kept goldfish in an enamel bath and every wean in the street came up to see them. Anne.

Submitted by: Anne Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
18/10/08
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My first lesson in chivalry came when we were involved in throwing snowballs at passersby in Adelphi Street.It was all taken in good part because there were never any hidden objects inside the snowballs.It was snow pure and simple and plain good fun. But where did the chivalry come in?Well,,whenever a lassie or a young woman appeared wearing glasses,it was crystal clear that we were not supposed to throw snowballs at them in case it broke the glasses and caused injury.Those words,"Dinnae throw at lassies wi' glesses.Ye could hurt them." are with me to this day. It was a different world.How things have changed!

Submitted by: Denis
Glasgow, Scotland
18/10/08
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FAO TQ that was a brilliant reply I didnt mean to pry but it was good and interesting reading and maybe show up the ones that slag you now and again,I see now how you didnt know john davis as he jumped about the othe side crown st/eglington st about the time you left for oz I used to drink with a guy called Tam about 1977/79 who used to take my old uncle Davie Gannon out for a drink in the oatlands about then he was a cracking guy and Ive always wondered if you were related I know the other tam same name as yourself and he to was a good guy so Im not getting mixed up.anyway if he is related could you tell him I was asking for him. all the best sanny

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, England
17/10/08
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Ten Q. Thanks for the longest letter I ever got in my entire life, I fell asleep like Rip Van Winkle! that was just enduring it, as I said you have a lot of memorys, what age were u wen you left the gorbals? I asked you to write your book but I have changed my mind cause you would need a few thousand pages old boy ha ha. U need direction thats all instead og going on and on, get someone to help slow it doon a wee bit cheerio mate im aff to my bed Sanny.

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, England
17/10/08
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ah think the sawmill at nicholson st wis run by a wee guy called tony the stick man ah used tae bisnes wie ah used sell the sticks roon the doors fer frupence a bunch 3d an ah got a hapenny fer evry bunch ah soled ah used tae make a couple a bob wanced a made ma hauf a croon ah wis aff wie ma pals fer a boatle a american cream soda n er tae mary purries fer huners ah sweeties oot ah the hapenny n penny trays n stuffed oor faces wae hapenny caramels penny dainties puff candy mb bars yon pink n white marshmallas swizzles luvly grub berrin n mind ah wis aboot six yer auld oot graftin dun a bagwash run a paper run aw the messages fer evrybody n anybody(nuthins chingd)wen ah wis aboot eight yer auld ah qualified fer ah milk run n erned big money wae scottish farmers n got paid weekly(very weakly)ye no wit ah luvd it,thats jist sum ah ma memrys got hunerrs mair,god bless the gorbals n wer peeple

Submitted by: Jim the Jannie
Glasgow, Scotland
16/10/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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Seeking information about Robert Innes, Accountant,of Carron& Co Iron Foundry Glasgow Scotland Retired 1904 and died approx. 1919. Info. reqd for family history after migrating to Australia

Submitted by: Ian Innes
Sydney, Australia
16/10/08
Email: ian.innes@iwslimited.com
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Someone has asked why the photos of Gorbals in the Mitchell were taken. I dealt with the planning dept in Glasgow when i worked as a concierge in Norfolk ct gorbals Cross. I was shown a collection of photos of Gorbals and the thoughts were that when they decided to pull it all down they would take photos of everything that was to be demolished, and thats what happened. The photos in the Mitchell are only some of those taken, I have loads more. Did you know there is a book called The Gorbals an Ilustrated History available with a lot of those photos in it. When i seen all those photos I said to the planner , there is a book in this, he said well go and do something about it, the rest is history. I didnt write the book but get a mention in the first page along withthe planner for techinical help etc If you love Gorbals, you will love this book. Any problems getting it, contact me at my email address. Bye for now, norrie PS St Ninians St I have a photo of it.

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
16/10/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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FAO Nicky Easton (Berkshire) I remember the pen in Gorbals St. They had a bakery in it and there rolls were brilliant. We would get up early some mornings and buy the rolls but they way we went to it was down Surrey St and went up a bit of spare ground and it was a wee window were you looked down into the bakery.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
15/10/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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FAO Mgt Howie, sorry Mgt, but your reply holds no weight. If you moved from Naburn Street at 5-years old in 1951, then yr building was damp or too small for your family. You also wouldn't remember much of your early childhood as you were brought up in Govanhill St which was miles better than the delapilated Naburn St. Having emigrated to the USA in 1966, I wouldn't imagine you'd recognise Gorbals or even parts of Govanhill. You may have been born in Gorbals and lived there for first 5 years of your life, but I doubt if that qualifies you as a true Gorbalite or authorative figure on the Gorbals history.

Submitted by: Macca
Not supplied
15/10/08
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To Margaret USA, I have sent an email to you re:Margaret Lawson, look forward to hearing from you. thanks for your post to me. Margaret

Submitted by: Margaret
Surrey,Canada
15/10/08
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Hi Doris, Who are your Niece & Nephew? It is a small world as you say. PS did you know Margaret Lawson? Margaret Margaret

Submitted by: Margaret
Surrey,Canada
15/10/08
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My uncle Alexander Murphy Gillan died on March 16th 1952, according to his death certificate he was married to a Sarah Logan or Clark. Alex.( passed away in Victoria Infirmary) lived at 360 Cumberland Street at the time of his death, Sarah had some children from a previous marriage. I'm trying to find more information (when they married,name of kids) for my family tree, hoping someone remembers this family. thanks in advance for any help someone can give me.

Submitted by: Andrea
Canada
14/10/08
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Just to see if anybody remembers ma da and his family. ma da'sname was Robert but known as Bobbie McGowan.He used to stay at 460 cumberland st wae ma granie who was the lollypop woman and known as Bessie.My granda was James McGowan and they had two daughters Eileen,Margaret and Jim who died 1978. Just interested to see if anybody remembers my da who past away 2yrs ago he used to tell me and ma sister some great stories about the Gorbals,he loved the place,so did we when we went to see ma granie and granda. Anything at all appreciated thanks.

Submitted by: Jack McGowan
Glasgow, Scotland
13/10/08
Email: jax.36@live.co.uk
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mecca, seems to me you are ashamed of being from the gorbals, so why are you even bothering to log onto this site?. I was born at 33 surrey st in 1948 and moved to naburn st around 1951. we then moved to govanhill st about 1953. I lived there until 1966 and then moved to the USA and got married. I have shown my grandchildren photos of Surrey St. that are on Mitchell Library from around the year I was born and they are not ashamed of my humble beginings. I work for a major airline company in the US and come in contact with lots of people from Glasgow and when they ask me what part of Glasgow I am from, I say with a big smile, I was born and bred in the GORBALS. I am proud of where I was born. By the way maiden name is Howie maybe your folks new mine.

Submitted by: Maggie
Hollywood Fl, USA
13/10/08
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FAO Jim Hall of London. Sad to read you received hate e.mails from persons using the Brazen Head Bar. I'm a Celtic fan and the Neanderthals that frequent this Bar in the name of Celtic are not worth bothering about. I wouldn't allow these idiots the pleasure of putting you off visiting this great informative message board. Keep up the good work everybody!

Submitted by: E.Boyle
Hutchie E
12/10/08
Email: eddiebhoy@yahoo.com
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FAO Anon Giffnock, I think the street you are thinking of was called St. Ninians Place it was next to the Greens picture house and Inverkip Street. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia Mckinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
12/10/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Hello, looking for any stories you may have involving the Coyle family who lived and had fruit shops in the area. My papa is John Coyle.

Submitted by: Laura Hart
Glasgow, Scotland
12/10/08
Email: laurahart1978@yahoo.co.uk
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Sanny I would love to write a book and after watching the Bruce Lee story the movie how he became a movie star after breaking his back I'm No Bruce Lee! I became a pensioner when I broke mine! After a few short years in Australia working in the steel industry and getting paid for playing football on the Saturday I had just built a house had two lovely little boys great natured beautiful wife and the weather was so great what else could a man want a five-minute walk to the beach life was great and all were happy until one day tragedy struck! I got up in the morning had breakfast said my goodbyes to the wife had a look at my offspring as they lay asleep in their own bedrooms no single ends here and off to work as a fit young man not knowing that I would never be the same at the end of the day the fun of surfing on the waves in the ocean playing football with the same team as my younger brother and coaching kids would all come to an abrupt end! the engineering work was ! heavy sweaty and dangerous accidents and near accidents were common every day things of the daily toil and this would be one of those days !it would be near the end of the shift and I was working on the hydraulics on a machine and there is always one person who wants to finish the job before it has begun in every shipyard steel works oil rig coal mine or any other works you name it he still can't wait to get finished to head straight for the pub we had such a person 4 feet six round the waist and with the big sweaty Beer gut hanging out his wide open overalls showing his hairy chest and the stretched out belly button a pair of underpants underneath as it was so hot you could not wear any other clothes underneath !he sweated profusely so much so that it took him all his time to keep a grip of any tools or parts of machinery as the end of the shift approached he went into a panic and frenzy to finish the job and working on the conveyor belt above me left me in mortal ! danger as he hurried to finish he dropped a six inch diameter by 2 feet long roller from some 12 feet above bumping me solidly in the middle of the thorax of my spine leaving me in agony half unconscious fighting for breath I had come from a square shouldered strong young man to a type of hunchback of Notre Dame the lump on my spine along with the pain would make me scream immensely the breathlessness caused me to hyperventilate but the assurance of the ambulance men would have me fighting for life itself !while in hospital my wife and kids were left with a road distance some hundred and 20 km from home or a train trip of three hours my operation would take place on September 1971 by taking a piece of bone from my hip and fusing it to my spine and it would take eight weeks on a rotating bed no more than 18 inches wide platform for me to lay my back on and another platform would be strapped onto my face side with a hole where my face would protrude through I woul! d be rotated every four hours by tubular wheels at each end of the bed a nurse taking hold of either reel at the bed end on the count of three I would be rotated face down face up a monotonous humiliating and humbling experience as you are highly depended on other human beings for your needs feeding was done by placing a mirror on the tray facing you the tray of food lying on your chest the first time I tried to feed myself by the use of a mirror was hysterical you have to laugh sometimes taking a spoon of potato mash or ice cream and placing it on your forehead instead of your mouth small things make it all more relaxing and worth while when you finally reach your mouth its no more monotonous than it would be if you stuck it in your ear my wife and kids who travelled by train and in those days it was more of a wagon train from the station at Wollongong to Sutherland they would walk from the station to the hospital as we couldn't afford taxi fare the fear of the a! ccident or the pain couldn't compare to the fear I had for my wife and kids traveling that distance by train the comparison was nil. a car was a luxury that we could not afford midweek visits became like Christmas being apart was killing us as we still had a mortgage to pay as well as feed the kids I got the bright idea that she not visit me generally but on weekends when some relative or friend would bring them for a couple of hours to see me how I miss them deeply it was much better for them and I feel much safer for their sake not traveling midweek the rotating bed of Bruce Lee in California spun them from head to toe I was spun from shoulder to shoulder it would take me another year to get out of a plaster cast and walk slowly. one of my projects before the accident was to build my kids a swimming pool I dug a hole in the ground filled it with plastic making 4 feet deep by 15 foot-wide in diameter and this would be my rehabilitation centre, I started my recovery by p! addling and walking around the pool working my way up until I was walking very fast as the water takes the weight of my body as the weeks and months went on I was jogging then running until I would turn around and run against the current of the water my legs and waist area would become much stronger soon I would be doing push-ups and walking on the street with no wheelchair just me with the backing of my wife who had to go for years skimping and scraping to make ends meet but I've never heard her complain once only many years later when I went back to play Sunday football she said you don't have to prove anything to this day I still suffer pain and have had many other illnesses I still believe that me my wife and family are better off at surviving our ability to survive the hard times I must say is due to living in the gorbals I would not like to have my kids grow up in the old gorbals although I enjoyed my childhood I think I can safely blame the damp and the filth the sm! oke drains for the many times I had to fight cancer and heart problems must go to the aussie diet LONG LIVE THE GORBALS THAT’S WERE MY CHILDHOOD DAYS BELONG TEN QUID

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
12/10/08
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I'm new to this Forum. Aplogies if I describe anything wrongly!! Born and bred in Kidston St. - attended Camden St school. Often played in the local graveyard, then rather dangerously in the nearby railway goods yard, as most of my wee pals did also!! My dad and uncles drank in the Hi-Hi bar. They were keen followers of Third Lanark FC and they would take me up to Cathkin Park. But my favourite memory is browsing at the little shop on the corner of Cathcart Rd and Aitkenhead Rd just on the railway bridge. It stocked and sold hundreds of model soldiers, bric-a-brac, magazines, and model trains. Hope this description stirs other people's memories of an era long gone but never forgotten.

Submitted by: John Martin
Glasgow, Scotland
12/10/08
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I lived in Crown Street until 1975, and my drinking mate was Bernie Boyle from the Lizzie high flats. Last I heard he got married and moved out to Busby. If your reading this Bernie, drop me an E.mail.

Submitted by: Charlie Doherty
Newcastle, England
11/10/08
Email: Chas5544@yahoo.uk.com
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FAO: Jim Hall hi jim sorry to hear about all of your trouble i hope that you manage to get it all sorted out. I still remember when we went to blackpool the 4 of us we had some posters done with wanted and you showed to these 2 ladies pretending that we were real criminals i have a lot of memories those days hope all goes well for you

Submitted by: Ken
Not supplied
11/10/08
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I hated living in Moffat St in the late 50's. Sub-standard housing, drunken gang fights, poverty, unemployment, and a feeling of despair. My way out? Simple! I joined the Merchant Navy at Broomielaw!

Submitted by: Wee Eck
Rutherglen, Glasgow
10/10/08
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Hi I am trying to locate a John Brown or any of his relatives that lived at 8 Wellcroft Place, Glasgow G5. Any help greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Ken Brown
Gold Coast, Australia
10/10/08
Email: jumbobrown@optusnet.com.au
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Aye! and does everyone remember ha'penny carmesls, penny dainties, lucky totties, Tony Forries the dairy, Babins the wee shop that was run by all the sisters, the Tallies at the corner of Bedford St and South portland St, The Greens Playhouse picture house, kick the can, guidies, boggies and jumping hudgies on a nosey...These memories are bringing tears tae ma eyes.....LOL

Submitted by: Peter Thomson
Eyemouth, Scotland
09/10/08
Email: petthomson@aol.com
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spent 4 happy years living and working in the Gorbals on contract work back in 1980-84. Spent most of my free time in the Granite City Bar! I've always wondered if that particular pub is still operating? . . . . Happy Days!!

Submitted by: Iain
Dumfries, Scotland
09/10/08
Email: Doonhamer44@yahoo.com
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Excellent site, bringing back loads of memories, my Granny and Granda lived at 148b Nicholson St. Peter and Nelly Forsyth, they had 12 weans, Robert, Sid, George,Bill,Tam and Peter,Margaret,Annie, Ellen,Cely,Janey,Bissy. We lived opposite them at 151 my ma and da was called Alex and Annie Thomson, Stevie, Lana, Peter and Cely. I went to Bychan St. school in the fifties then went to Adelphi Terrace Annex which was moved at that time to Crookston St. I remember a good number of the people from then. The Kerrs, The Boilings, The Coyles,The MaGonigles, The Carltons, The Kilna's, The Gallagher's, The Martins, The Sorley's, The Pringles, The Robb's from hospital St, The Camerons from Oxford St.and loads more. I also remember The Palace and the Gorbal'swimming baths right opposite, St. John's school, the Bedford cinema at the corner of Bedford St, the trams running along Norfolk St. And my Dad used to help out at the Synagogue round in South Portland St.

Submitted by: Peter Thomson
Eyemouth, Scotland
09/10/08
Email: petthomson@aol.com
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FOR MARGARET , I JUST LOOKED AT YOU LETTER AGAIN N I NOTICED THAT YOU ARE IN BRITHISH COLOMBIA PRINTED THAT LIKE I HAVE A LISP BUT I ALSO HAVE A NIECE N NEPHEW SOME WERE THERE NOT TO SURE OF WERE BUT WILL FIND OUT FROM MY COUSIN MAGGIE, WHO KNOWS YOU MIGHT KNOW THEM . IT IS A SMALL WORLD TQ HOW IS THE BOOK DOING N HAVE YOU HEARD ONYTHING OAN JOHN CHEERS DAM

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, USA
09/10/08
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MARGARET FROM SURREY BC CANADA. IF YOU E-MAIL ME I WILL GIVE YOU SOME INFO ON MARGAERT LAWSON AND FAMILY.

Submitted by: Margaret
USA
09/10/08
Email: nikki4678@aol.com
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would like to know if anyone out there remembers the gaughan family from lawmoor street. neighbours were mccusker, mcdougall, kerr, connor,mctavish and thompson. also the name mcsorley rings a bell.

Submitted by: Jane Gaughan
Glasgow, Scotland
09/10/08
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A longshot does any one remember a hairdressers on CROWN ST called GERRARDS if so would you know what the street no. was. many thanks Gerry Doyle

Submitted by: Gerry Doyle
Glasgow, Scotland
09/10/08
Email: intunegarage@btconnect.com
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hi, my enquiry about SAMUEL INGLIS b.1921 is my grandfather, his mother died when he was young,he went on to marry and had 3 children; sam, janet & myra, his wife died suddenly leaving him to look after the children. He also had a uncle jimmy i think was his mothers brother as he didnt know his father, he left the gobals in 1950 with the children to go to Reading, Berks. If anyone remembers anything about him please get in touch.

Submitted by: Tracy Main
Glenrothes, Fife
09/10/08
Email: tracymunro70@msn.com
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FAO Tommy Boyle (England)If your grandad was Catholic he would be buried either in Dalbeth cemetary which is in the east End of Glasgow it is called Dalbeth which was mainly for Catholics it is near Parkhead football stadium (Celtic) or maybe he was buried in St Convals R.C. cemetary tel.no. is 0141 881 1058 that is in Barrhead which is near Pollok (South side of Glasgow)another one is St Kentigerns which is also for Catholics. Non Catholics (I think) were buried at Craigton Cemetary which also had a crematorium Tel. No. is 0141 882 3893 or 882 4934 you could try maybe phoning them as they should have all the deceased names in a log book. Hope this helps you. If I get a phone no. for Dalbeth I'll put it on the Gorbals site Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
08/10/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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FAO Tommy Boyle (England) forgot to say in the other posting you could contact the registrars office in Glasgow as they have everyones names and births deaths etc 1 Martha St. Glasgow G1 Tel no. 0141 287 xxxx hopes this helps you. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
08/10/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Does anybody remember a doctor Bertly and the school inspectors? I remember him dragging me and my brother out of bed, were my sick mum was and telling us to get to school or we would go in a home and never see our mum again. My older brother was in a home at that time - he was 9.

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, Lacashire
08/10/08
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk
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Does anyone remember my father aka Bert the Barman who pulled pints part-time in the Bundoran Bar in Mathieson Street mid-50's?

Submitted by: Val
London, SW14
08/10/08
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Can anyone remember (about 1950) the sawmill (sold sticks) in one of the railway arches off Cumberland Street, just around the corner from Nicholson Street and the name of the man who owned it? I remember too there was a grain shop on the corner!

Submitted by: Anonymous
Glasgow, Scotland
08/10/08
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Hi: I'm interested in finding out if there was ever a Crawford's Biscuit Factory located in, or around, the Gorbals area. I've just learned that my mother used to work for the Crawford family (perhaps at their summer home around the Loch Lomond area). Our family lived in that area and I'm trying to find out if she worked in their biscuit factory or perhaps in their home as a cleaning lady.

Submitted by: Maggie C Dickie
Burlington, Canada
08/10/08
Email: dickie90@sympatico.ca
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Hi people. Read most of the info on this page. Was just wondering if anyone lived at 40 Coburg St & remembered the night a warehouse went on fire just behind us & we all had to get evacuated by the Green beret cause the Firemen wer on strike. Also was just wondering if anyone remebers the Boles's fae there. We were a big family & we aw squeezed in2 a very small flat.

Submitted by: Alan Boles
Newry, Northern Ireland
07/10/08
Email: bigbrova1969@hotmail.co.uk
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To Doris, I think one of the 'smashers' from the Gorbals that you were thinking of is my Auntie Margret Lawson, do you remember anything about her appearance or family members? so I will know if it is her you are talking about. She was gorgeous in her day.

Submitted by: Margaret
Surrey BC, Canada
07/10/08
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Does anyone remember the St Bonaventure's Boys Club in the 60s? It was run by Gerry Darroch who coached the boys in football.

Submitted by: Soo'sider
Glasgow, Scotland
07/10/08
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I was born in 97 Gorbals Street, in 1964 was youngest of four, mother Elizabeth "Betty" Geddes, father was Rai Singh,I was adopted, have brother Roy, James,and sister Catherine,whom I keep in touch with, looking for information on the wereabouts of our father, My Maternal mother passed away in 1976.

Submitted by: J Heggie
Glasgow, Scotland
06/10/08
Email: jheggie1964@hotmail.co.uk
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Hello again to you good people.I am sorry to go over old storys but as many of you may have seen i am posting enquiries about my relatives from Glasgow and the Gorbals.My grandad died at num 10 1/2 Eglington Lane in 1946 and i am trying to locate his grave so can any of you give me a clue as to the local cemetary or cemetarys and addresses for that time please as i live a few hundred miles away.Thanks for your help and i can be e mailed at tommyketchup123@hotmail.com

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
06/10/08
Email: tommyketchup123@hotmail.com
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I just love this site. I knew a lot of people from the Gorbals. I used to be an Usherette at the Colisuem. I did not live in the area, BUT went to Our Lady & St Francis school(Charlotte St)and some of the girls came from there - Does anybody remember the Bailey family that lived in Naburn Street - I would love to get in touch with them. Any of you St Bonnie guys attend St Thomas's club in Riddre. What a life - growing up in Glasgow - thanks for the memories.

Submitted by: Emily Young (nee Rigley)
Bermuda Run, USA
06/10/08
Email: emily.young@wachovia.com
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Hello there Gorbalites, does anyone remember McVeans the grocer in Crown Street and the auld Green's picturehoose (local fleapit) just roon the coarner fae the Cross? Many a good film watched there wi' ma Nana and ma bottle o tea

Submitted by: Cathy Bennett
Glasgow, Scotland
06/10/08
Email: bennett902@btinternet.com
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hi DAM reading yer note about simple minds so had to have a look jim kerr the singer i think he looks more like his dads jim[pimpy]kerrs brother terry u remember pimpy was short stalky n fair headed terry thin lanky n dark headed looking at a photo the bigyin acky me n terry n sabu the only good singer there wis u know! u big bro.ARTY terry was not a chanter like his nephew would grunt out a few bars then bring out his comb for his curly hair n say aye am mister wonderful[god bless him]!he was the first guy i ever heard call a girl a LEMON so after like a year of calling girls lemons myself i decided to ask terry why I called them that ? [TERRIES QUOTE NOT MINE]when u make love with them they pout the lips screw up their nose n squint the eyes like it wis the first time n you were hurtin them and tell them yer not going out yer gone ti the paragon wi the boys fer a laugh or the cooper institute ti get a lumber!so maybe the singer got his confidence from terry - to the ! person who wanted to know when i left the gorbals 1964 25yrs old left on my dads birthday 4july arrived sydney 9august my mother-in-laws birthday BYE FER NOO DORIS TEN QUID

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
05/10/08
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Hello again, So sorry but I forgot to sign off my Anecdote,regarding scary characters, please forgive as I am new at this, and I know that some people dont like it when you dont finish off with A name. So its just me. Wee Bleather.

Submitted by: Wee Bleather
Not supplied
05/10/08
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For the forth time where is all the families thet used to live up the pen in Gorbals Street, the Brydens, daylies, camerons, Barns, Shannos, you all cant be gone get in contact please.

Submitted by: Nicky Easton
Wokingham, Berkshire
05/10/08
Email: a.easdon@sky.com
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For the forth time where is all the families thet used to live up the pen in Gorbals Street, the Brydens, daylies, camerons, Barns, Shannos, you all cant be gone get in contact please.

Submitted by: Nicky Easton
Wokingham, Berkshire
05/10/08
Email: a.easdon@sky.com
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I vaguely remember as a little girl playing with my friends in the 1930's in Inverkip St where the Mosque now stands. A lot of Jewish familie's resided in this short street just off Ballater St. Can anyone else remember this long forgotten Street?

Submitted by: Anonymous
Giffnock, Glasgow
05/10/08
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I am looking for a family who lived in Gorbals Glasgow around the 1890. Name Wolfe Scowlansky (wrong spelling) wife Yetta Ezekiel. They are my family.

Submitted by: Davina Heath
Brisbane, Australia
05/10/08
Email: hdavina@bigpond.com.au

Hi there, Im just A new start at this, so please dont judge it too much, anyway does anyone remember some of the scary characters that roamed our Streets in days gone by. They ran around the lanes and closes; up our stairs and in our back courts, but they only came oot at night after ten o clock.;;; Remember those cauld foggy winter nights n the wind whistling through the close n under the door lifting up the waxcloth, it even came through the keyhole n up the pipes. Remember the auld gas mantel in the Streets and in the closes that gave off scary shadows and danced up the wall . Well us weans had to be in the hoose before ten or Sandshoe Sammy, would get you . You never heard him running about because of his soft shoes.Then there was Swan neck who could look round corners and up closes from far away. Humphy Horis, who put you in A big bag, slung you over his shoulder then took you to feed his dogs.;Anyway Guess who wis hame n in bed afore nine?.

Submitted by: New User
Not supplied
04/10/08
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Does anyone remember the two lads that went down Polmadie hill on a bike i think they were both killed circa 1948! do you know thier names?

Submitted by: Eddie
Alness
04/10/08
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Two boy's in the famous picture. The picture was taken 1948 George Davis was nine at the time, he is on the right of the picture sadly he died about three years ago, his twin brother Billy passed away six months later, very sad. I talked to their sister Inlaw a couple of day's ago, Jean

Submitted by: Jean Church
Hill TN, USA
04/10/08
Email: niaroo@embarqmail.com
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So many people claim to have missed the old Gorbals!! Check out vintage photos fromm Virtual Mitchell Library. Wasn't it a godsend they razed parts of it to the ground? I'll never forget the damp slum my family called Home in Naburn St. Nostalgic? You must be joking!

Submitted by: Macca
Glasgow, Scotland
04/10/08
Email: Mac55indie@aol.com
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does anyone remember the gaughan family from 304 lawmoor street. neighbours were the mccuskers; connors, kerrs mctavish mcdougalls.

Submitted by: Jane Gaughan
Glasgow, Scotland
04/10/08
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Did anyone go and see John Edwards in the calton acadamy ( the old bedford bingo )on the 20th Sept. If you did what did you think of the show. I paid £60 for a ticket, and I thought it was a load of rubbish, I would love to hear what others thought.I was born & brought up in bedford St, it was strange going into the old picture house/ bingo hall after all the years I went the to watch a film or play bingo. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes Harrity
Glasgow, Scotland
04/10/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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can anyone help me please, does anyone remember of a samuel inglis b.1921 moved 2 england,not sure when, i was wanting to know his ma and da's name,or any other family members

Submitted by: Tracy Main
Glenrothes, Fife
03/10/08
Email: tracymunro70@msn.com
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Fao Christina philbin. Milford moores was on polmadie rd at cramond st. He also had a brother who had a shop in oatlands. His name was billy. Both gave up their shops to go into politics.Other good pie shops were vics bakery on polmadie rd and knoxies,but knoxies for me will always be remembered for giving tick on a monday when you felt rich for a day and your parents didnt shout at each other because :the messages were in:. Regards

Submitted by: Mick M
Glasgow, Scotland
03/10/08
Email: oatlands01@live.co.uk
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FAO DENNIS: IT WAS SO GOOD TO HEAR SOMEONE REMEMBER THE LITHUANIAN HALL IN BALLATER STREET. SPENT MANY A GOOD TIME THERE AS MA GRANDMA CAME FROM LITHUANIA AND I WAS AN ALTER BOY IN ST LUKES AT THE LITHUANIAN MASS HELD THERE EVERY 1ST SUNDAY OF THE MONTH, ALWAYS PRAYED LITHUANIA WOULD FINALLY GET THEIR INDEPEDANCE, BREAK FREE FROM RUSSIA , WAS A DREAM THEN BUT ONLY WISH MA GRANNY WAS ALIVE TODAY . WONDER WHO SHE WOULD SUPPORT WHEN SCOTLAND WERE PLAYING LITHUANIA HA HA GOT TO SAY , I HAVE MIXED FEELINGS THOUGH MA GRANNY LOVED SCOTLAND AND I LOVED MA GRANNY. CAME HERE AT 16 LIVED TO 96 . I AM 51, AND WITH LOTS A GOOD MEMORIES BEIN BROUGHT UP KEEPIN LITHUANIAN TRADITIONNS ALONGSIDE GOOD SCOTCH FOLK. FRANK

Submitted by: Miller
Glasgow, Scotland
03/10/08
Email: pmill41@hotmail.com
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Fao martin curran. The papey (paper mill)was on wolsley st and went back towards lawsons of dyce.Geographically, it was between wolsley st school and the steamie and across from john the garagemans.There was also a small swing park next to it which backed on to the steamie.You may remember the incident in the late 60s when a guy called chic dorris fell off the wall of the papey and was badly hurt and was never the same again. If i remember right he was chasing someone as he was a cop. Hope this clarifies things.Best wishes.

Submitted by: Mick M
Glasgow, Scotland
03/10/08
Email: oatlands01@live.co.uk
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For Francis Kay, you may be talking about The Harmony Bar at the corner of Orchard Street and Moffat Street. Cannot remember if there was one at the corner of Gilmour Street and Orchard Street. That was a long, long time ago. Amelia McKinley is the "Pub" expert!!!!smile.

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf
USA
03/10/08
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TO EVERYONE ON THIS SITE; I have been getting e-mails from people calling themselves The Irish Cumbie, with threatening language, they say they all drink in the Brazen Head, has anyone else had mail like this? The thing is I only gave my e mail out to one person called MacFarlane, no one else had it, anyway I only write in occassionally and cant understand it, I have given all these details to the police, anyone know anything about it please let me know.

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London, England
03/10/08
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My heavens I've just been a trip down memory lane. Went to Gorbals Primary School...GREAT Favourite teacher was Mrs. Margaret Leeds, she was my "quali" teacher, went from there to Strathbungo many's a good laugh there and about the"Cross" many wonderful memories. Shed a lot of tears when our building was demolished...seemed like the end of an era. Bless all you Gorbalites out there.

Submitted by: Cathy Bennett
Glasgow, Scotland
03/10/08
Email: bennett902@btinternet.com
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I have sent messages regarding my dad but no luck, so hopefully someone can help. My dad came from the gorbals wosley street his name is ronald dewar or soapy i think, if anyone knows my dad it would be a big help as he died when i was young thanks Nicola

Submitted by: Nicola Dewar
Gorbals, Glasgow
02/10/08
Email: nicoladewar@btinternet.com
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I can remember when just a tot, waiting on my dad coming out of a Pub in Orchard Street hoping he'd hand over some loose silver coins so I could go along to the Fun Fair at Glasgow Green. Does anyone remember the name of this particular Pub?

Submitted by: Frances K
London, England
02/10/08
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A lot of contributors mention the best pie shops in the Gorbals/Oatlands. Surely it has to be Vics Bakery in Polmadie Road/Rutherglen Road. Can still smell those pies from 1969-70!

Submitted by: Anonymouss
Govanhill G42
02/10/08
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Although born & bred in Govanhill, a lot of us had friends in the Gorbals and attended St. Bonaventure's before it got demolished. We used to cross over the railway tracks on Aitkenhead Rd as a short-cut to Bonnies, and does anyone remember Peter McCann who was hit by a train and lost a leg?

Submitted by: Anonymouss
Govanhill G42
02/10/08
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I JUST BROUGHT UP THE GROUP SIMPLE MINDS , AND I COULD NOT MAKE UP MY MIND WHO THE SINGER LOOKED LIKE TILL I PLAYED LET THERE BE LOVE IF HE IS JAMES KERRS SON AT FIRST I THOUGHT HE LOOKED LIKE HIS MUM IN ANOTHER VIDEO CAUSE HE HAD DARK HAIR BUT IN THE OTHER ONE MAN HE LOOKED LIKE HIS DAD WHAT A NICE VOICE HMMMMN WONDER IF HIS DA COULD SING DAM

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, USA
02/10/08
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To Rita from glasgow re: the children being thrown out of a window, in Oatlands, I'm very friendly with the Auntie of two of the children, she lives in Canada and never really recovered from the loss of the children.

Submitted by: Anne
Ontario, Canada
02/10/08
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Re-Pat Ferry passed my life saving test in Gorbals swimming poolin 1939 then the war broke out and we never got our free yearly pass which was the award for passing I was then at St Lukes School I loved going swimming especially on the way back to school Mr. McGuire stopped at the jewish bakers and we all had a bagel still love swimming and love the bagels too.

Submitted by: James Philbin
London, England
02/10/08
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Re-Andrea Hickey Jimmy Mallon worked with my father at the docks while he played for Celtic.He used to come to our house and always had a plate of my Mothers soupI also remember Johnny Mc Grory he has a cousin called Frances Tierny who went to St.Lukes with us there were a few boys clubs then hope someone remembers the club. Re-Amb My young brother went out with a girl called Agnes Burns from Commercial Rd she had red hair. I also remember Frances Burns he went to St. Lukes as well.

Submitted by: James Philbin
London, England
02/10/08
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Martin Curran, did you have an older brother Denis who was in the RAF around 1950. If so you will know my family well.

Submitted by: NOrrie Ross
Bellshill, Glasgow
02/10/08
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hi Helen martin i am quite sure im your aunty in oz the kidd family are all my cousens and i was brought up most of the time with them i still phone Ester occasionally in glasgow your dad and i were the same age as far as i know ester is the only one left george married elisabeth 1956sh then george went into HLI army the CRYANS are relations too NELLIE CRYANS IS U GRANNY tommy kidd u granda we were a big close family of hawkers LIZZY CRYANS was my mother im sure u must have 2 brothers and if u were first born u must be somewere near the 50yrs bracket! if im right please answere lots more i can tell awera best wee betty

Submitted by: Wee Betty
Oz
01/10/08
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noo this is jist ma opinion on who were the real smashers fae the gorbals MARGARET LAWSON, CATHY PIERSON, KATHLEN SCANLON AND SADIE BOYLE ALL NATURAL BEAUTIES PLUS A FEW OTHERS THAT AH CANNIE REMEMBER THEIR NAMES, NEVER HEARD OR KNEW THAT OTHER LASSIE THAT WAS MENTIONED BUT THEY ALL CAME FROM GORBALS BEFORE YOU CROSSED OVER CROON ST, NOO THIS IS NOT A FACT JUST MA OPINION ALL AH KNOW IS AH WISNAE WAS O THEM BOO HOO SO HAVE A NICE HEALTHY LIFE DAM

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, USA
01/10/08
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FAO Martin Curran was asking a friend of ine who stayed in the oatlands about the paper mill but she couldn't remember it. She knew you as you lived up the same close of one of her pals "Big Betty" I think she stayed with her gran. My friends name is Sadie O Hara and Agnes her sister. She said there was an ice factory up near the BOC but she thinks it was bombed dduring the war.I had cousins who stayed in Wolseley St room and kitchen facing the school but they flitted to Pollok years ago thier name was McDougal I think thier close was next to a garage or work.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
01/10/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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TIMEDROPPER; Thats some name, should it not be Ar..droper you say you know me, well I am sure if you did you would give your name. You did not know me from Glesga otherwise.. Sick people around you stay in carstairs good place for people like you.Agnes might send you something for you to play with to take your boredom away, oh did u send me an e mail to, how clever of you, you do Kerr.

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London
01/10/08
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Morag reilly. I recently replied to you but got no responce? I was at Abbotsford place school same time as you, Mrs Erskine was not the teacher who was murdered, I cannot be exact but I think her name was miss Middleton she taught the year above me and came from Govanhill, anyway try and read my previous e-mail Jim

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London
01/10/08
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Rita, I remember my Mum telling me the story of the young children being thrown from a window. I couldn't remember where it was but I'm sure she said they were enticed to the flat by the promise of seeing puppies or kittens

Submitted by: Terri
Glasgow, Scotland
01/10/08
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Anybody out there know where I can get a photo of the wartime street air raid shelters? I can't find one in The Mitchell. They made great goals in the street fitba' games. The damp imprint of a tennis ba' on the shelter's wa' settled any arguements.

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
01/10/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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hello readers, does anybody remember a magic wee Street called Wellcroft Pl,just off Eglinton St between Cumberland St and Cavendish St,Im trying to find two of my friends who lived there 1950, and 1960,;Catherine Mooney who lived at 2a she had A wee sister Isobel they moved to Easterhouse around 1958; and we lost touch I would love to hear from her, I know she worked as A nurse at the Glasgow Royal and married An officer in the navy.Also Diane Anderson who lived at 10 Wellcroft Pl,then moved to Daisy St, she had A wee sister Margaret and I think she went to France or Paris to live. Wee Bleather.

Submitted by: Wee Bleather
Ayrshire North, Scotland
30/09/08
Email: piranha33@tiscali.co.uk
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Does anyone know my mother Nellie McEwan (born 1924) from Sandyfaulds St. I think she went to St Francis and her father was James Wylie McEwan who worked in the ship building. Her mother was Agnes Murray McEwan and her aunt was Kate.

Submitted by: Irene Walton
Gt Manchester, England
30/09/08
Email: IWalton7@aol.com
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Hi Pat in London, I hate to be the bearer of bad news but i can confirm that St John Bosco was demolished some years ago to make way for new housing. The Gorbals in general is unrecognisable but the area around "Wee Bonnies" and John Bosco has changed beyond all recognition. The old wash house or "steamie" as i knew it on Wolseley Street has also been demolished to make way for new houses. I still get pretty emotional on occasion when i pass Oatlands and think of how much it has changed in recent times.

Submitted by: John Fraser
Glasgow, Scotland
30/09/08
Email: john.fraser72@hotmail.co.uk
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Born in Gorbals Crown St 1956 but left for Pollock in 1969. Great stories and memories from this website. Loved the Gorbals Street Swimming Pool, adventure playground, and following the Bully Wee!

Submitted by: Pat Ferry
Glasgow, Scotland
29/09/08
Email: PFerry@aol.com
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Does anyone remember the most horific incident of a number of young children being thrown from a window in TORYGLEN ST OATLANDS in 1966..Myself, Anne McNulty and a few others witnessed this atrocity..The memories are still with us...God Bless those who died and help those who survived.

Submitted by: Rita
Glasgow, Scotland
29/09/08
Email: setdancer@btinternet.com
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Been browsing through all the old Gorbals Street photographs on the Virtual Mitchell website. Does anyone know why these street photographs were ever taken?

Submitted by: A'mous
Glasgow, Scotland
28/09/08
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I went to Bonnies in the 70's and stayed in Braehead St. I remeber going along to the steamie with my gran, Mary McAndrew and waiting while she chatted for hours. My dad was the jannie in John Bosco, Alex Kelly. If anyone remembers us let me know!

Submitted by: Denise
Glasgow, Scotland
28/09/08
Email: dmackenzie120@yahoo.co.uk
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I would love to hear from a girl i knew, her name is Lenore Kay. I went to stay with her in 1955, for two weeks. She lived in the Gorbals, at Garnet street Garnet Hill with her mother. I have never forggoten her.

Submitted by: Kathleen Webb
Manchester, England
27/09/08
Email: kath@kormerod.vispa.com
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There was a reasonably strong Lithuanian community in the Gorbals. They used to use St. Luke's hall for some of their functions. I can remember watching dances in traditional Lithuanian costumes there. My granny(God rest her) used to live in Ballater St. just across from Crown St. up those deadly corkscrew stairs where if you were careless on the way down (and I was) you could have a nasty fall. It was after one such fall I endured my one and only hot toddy to help revive me from the shock of the fall. It tasted gruesome. I obviously was not cut out to be a whisky man. Sadly my granny died in the Royal Infirmary as a result of burns she suffered in a house fire when she stood too close to her electric fire and her layers caught fire. My mum used to tell us about Johnny Ramensky and what a gentle man he was. He was a legend and still is. Does anyone remember Miles Lorimer and his wife Mary from Ballater St. or Inverkip St.? Miles and my father were great friends of Jimmy Mallan, the Celtic right back of the time and he was the first Celtic player I met

Submitted by: Denis
Glasgow, Scotland
27/09/08
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looking for info on Brian and Duncan adams thanks

Submitted by: Mary Lee
Rutherglen, Glasgow
22/09/08
Email: mdawl@hotmail.com
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I'm researching my father's early life for a family history. Please, if anyone can give me some information I would be very grateful. My father moved to the Gorbals (don't know exactly where) in c. 1937 when he was 8 years old. He lived there until c. 1946 I know he belonged to a boys club - he did boxing and ju-jitsu. The boxing coach was called Johnny McGrory. Does anyone remember this club? My fathers name was Dennis (McGinlay) Winn - his mother was Annie and his father Andrew. He had a brother and sister: Mary and George

Submitted by: Andrea Hickey (nee Winn)
London, England
22/09/08
Email: a.h.hickey@qmul.ac.uk
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I recall in class the priest coming in our room and saying well was everyone at mass on sunday and me saying yes father oh thats good i saw your brothers so tell me anne what couler was the garbs soo you got caught out so many hail marys in them days ha ha anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St. Catharines, Canada
22/09/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Hi Robert Kidd, My Name Is Helen Martin my Fathers Name was George Kidd from Ballater Street, he had Brothers: James, Tommy, & Sisters Sadie, & Ester if you have any info on the Kidd Family I would be pleased if you could Post It on The Gorbals Anecdotes. Thanks

Submitted by: Helen Martin
East Kilbride, Scotland
21/09/08
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Some one metioned the teacher from Abbotsford Primary who was murdered I was in her class at the time, Ithink her name was Miss Erskine. I was very young and just remember all the fuss, and that she was a lovely person, very caring

Submitted by: Morag Reilly
Glasgow, Scotland
21/09/08
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hi jackie, it is pat here, pat davis, can you remember me? my dad's family lived next door to you, i did e-mail you a few times, hope you and your family are well, my dad's name was barney davis hope to hear from you love patx

Submitted by: Pat Davis
London, England
21/09/08
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Does anyone know the whereabouts of two fellows, Eddie O'Neill or John Kelly? They were friends of my brother, Hugh (Shug) McGettigan, who died last October. They would be in their late 60's, early 70's. I think that Eddie O'Neill came to the USA years ago.

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf (McGettigan)
USA 20/09/08
Email: Glenmornin@aol.com
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F.A.O.OF JIM HALL WELL WELL JIM I AM SURPRISED TO SEE YOU AR STILL LIVING IN LONDON I THOUGHT YOU WOULD BE BACK IN GLESGA BY NOW I ALSO REMEMBER THE RIELLY'S YOUNG AGNES USED TO BABYSIT FOR YOUR MA AND DA I REMEMBER AGNES WELL BECAUSE SHE WAS THE FIRST LASSIE THAT I DANCED WIYH EVER

Submitted by: Ist Time Dropper
Leeds, England
20/09/08
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Our first ever seance in the Norfolk Street tennaments...No 33. Practical joke on our neighbours, the Gunns Andrew and Theresa, involving a piece of thread, a curtain and resulting in a Jobbie left in the lobby...

Submitted by: Jamie Kerr
Lowesoft, England
20/09/08
Email: jamiekerr5@hotmail.co.uk
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So many readers lived in Lawmoor St in the fifties yet no one knew the best looking girl in the street named Betty Herbertson. Correct me if I'm wrong.

Submitted by: George Connor
Toronto, Canada
19/09/08
Email: careyconnor74@hotmail.com
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Ten Quid, I have no doubt ypou have some wonderful stories to tell about the old Gorbals, what age were you when you left to go to Aussie. I think you should write your book as it will be more interesting than recent ones I have read, just a wee tip make sure you get a professional to help you because it can get boring for people who dont understand the real gorbals lingo cheers

Submitted by: Sanny
brighton, England
19/09/08
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hi dennis, my first day at st johns primary"photo in mitchell virtual"ended when i bumped my head and the teacher gave me a big penny to place on it to take the swelling down, happy days.

Submitted by: Brian Martin
Glasgow, Scotland
19/09/08
Email: brianmartin26@fsmail.net
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Hi to Margaret who was enquiring about Brennan's or Lambie in the family. I went to John St. Sec. School with an Ina Lambie in the late 40's-early 50's. All I remember about her was she was the most beautiful writer. I wanted to write just like her.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
19/09/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Hi to Margaret who was enquiring about Brennan's or Lambie in the family. I went to John St. Sec. School with an Ina Lambie in the late 40's-early 50's. All I remember about her was she was the most beautiful writer. I wanted to write just like her.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Not supplied
19/09/08
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I worked at John Dykes and Son's in Saltmarket. I am looking for former employees one of them being Jimmy Dawson who lived in the gorbals>1946 He was an amateure boxer. Sure would like to here from him or anyone who worked at the furniture factory

Submitted by: Bobby Thomson
New Westminster, Canada
18/09/08
Email: glasgow135@hotmail.com
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FAO: MICK M - hi i saw your comments about oatlands, i was born in wolseley st. remember most of what you say but can you tell me where was the paper mill? i also went to bonnies, but best pies were from willie knox in wolseley st. cheers.

Submitted by: Martin Curran
East Kilbride, Scotland
18/09/08
Email: mcoo9b6801@blueyonder.co.uk
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FAO J woods. I cant help thinking about big hastie.He used to sit with his feet up picking his nose,telling everybody how mental he was. I remember being moved to the grange and big hastie making us nick some brand new dustbins and putting them in the back of his car.Also wee jimmy vaughan,what a character.Does anyone remember Mr sullivan in bosco who gave you the belt and you never went back for more.

Submitted by: Mick M
Glasgow, Scotland
18/09/08
Email: oatlands01@live.com
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i was born moffat st 1945 left 1953 to dale st brigton went to st francis primary then sacred heart primary and secondery enjoying reading anecdotes thank you all.

Submitted by: Marie Dougall
Glasgow, Scotland
17/09/08
Email: m.meechan@mypostoffice.co.uk
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Re-Norrie Ross I remember all the shops you mention another small shop that was next to my grannies the man was about 4ft. tall had a hump on his back he was called Walter always very cheerie I remember it was afruit shop but he sold sweets as well on the other corner was a dairy I used to call it eastons it went round the corner into Cramond St but I see a note from Mick M saying it was called Milford Moores he remembers all the other places well so hes probably right.

Submitted by: Christina Philbin
London, England
17/09/08
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Re-Dr.Emmie Gibb was my mothers Dr. my mother told me she brought me into the world.I thought she was a great Dr.she was so clever.One night during the war when the sirens went my sister was in bed with scarlet fever she was allowed to stay at home as there were no other children in the house I was evacuated.The next day dr.Gibb came to the house and asked my mother what she had done during the air raid my mother said I put her siren suit on her and wrapped her in a blanket put her in the go-chair and went to the shelter in the green Dr.Gibb was horified she said you could have given that child the biggest dose of brights disease the safest place for you to go is in the set-in bed.however no harm was done and my sister recovered.

Submitted by: Christina Philbin
London, England
17/09/08
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What is there about wee boys that they always seem to get themselves in bother?We were throwing a hard rubber ball about in the back court while we were playing Donkey.The ball was whizzing as fast as we boys could throw when I was taunted to throw it harder instead of like a lassie.Naturally I rose to the bait and wound myself up for the most powerful delivery I could muster.The ball zipped from my grasp and straight through the strange woman's window.Before the tinkling of glass stopped ,the back court was empty apart from the strange woman who let fly with strong invective.My mammy volunteered to pay up for a new windae despite the fact money was scarce in those days.And I was persona non grata for a while. Those were the days when smokers walked with a swagger and ,when they felt gallus,would throw away a large sized dowt.Of course what did the brave boy here do but pick up one of those dowts and proceed to take a puff,little realising that my older brother had seen me so doing.It was when Igot home that I found he had cliped on me .More than the cheeks on my face were red.But one good thing came out of it-I never became a smoker. Ye cannae fling pieces oot a twenty storey flat.My mammy didn't agree with flinging one out of a tenement.Food had to be eaten in the house.Everybody seemed to be having pieces wrapped in greaseproof paper and thrown down to them.So,in a fit of bravado I shouted up to the window and asked for a piece to be thrown down.To my request there came no response.I repeated it louder with no success.In frustration I shouted,"Ur yese deef up there?"The window shot open and I was told to get upstairs at wance. Once again more than the cheeks on my face were red. On Adelphi St just along from Ninian St a dairy had its premises.A couple of enterprising lads had scaled th wall and clambered inside in a search for a couple of bottles of milk.Rumours of the heist spread through the jungle telegraph and there seemed to be about 30-40 kids milling around the area to see the adventurers return.The crowd comprised kids,both male and female, of an age range from 6-13.This time at the age of 6 I was one of the innocent crowd when as luck would have the polis appeared on the scene just as the boys were returning with their liquid booty.We were all nicked,names taken,even wee lassies who ended in tears.However,all's well that ended well because my mammy who had a strong sense of injustice laid into the polis about taking it out on wee innocent sowls instead of trying to catch the real criminals.Shamefacedly,the polis beat a hasty retreat and we never heard another word about this incident. We got off scotfree

Submitted by: Denis
Glasgow, Scotland
16/09/08
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Do people really remember their first day at school?Or is it just a faux memory?I was equipped with a clean hankie for I knew not what.But it became clear to me what it was for as I watched several bubbling all around me.So I lent my hankie to the boy beside me ,although I had not the foggiest why any of them were bubbling. The little iron gate which was the entrance to St John's ,Portugal Street, was always locked at playtime.What gave me real pleasure was standing at that gate and seeing my mammy wheeling her pram full of washing to the local steamie which was at the top of the street past the iron gated entrance.I loved it when she came over to the gate to talk,if she passed that way at playtime.Presumably I always knew when she would be going to the steamie. Little pagans some of us were because we took great delight in clattering up and down the aisles of St John's Church in a chase when we came back at the end of dinnertime before the heidie(Or was it the jannie who rang the handbell?I firmly believe it was the heidie and the bell was his ring of authority) rang the bell.We also loved taking a sip of holy water from the font.Our stomachs must have been immune to the dire conditions such an unhealthy practice exposed us to.I never remember ever being caught out by any adult or priest when we charged about inside the church.Mind you,it was only galloping probably to hear the clatter on the stone floors that thrilled us.There was no vandalism,just high spirited running.

Submitted by: Denis
Glasgow, Scotland
16/09/08
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Trying to find information on my family from oatlands and the gorbals. grandmother annie moses nee curran last known in rosyth st oatlands, her sons david peter and samuel(my father). who changed their name to cameron i am sure my uncle david had two sons alan? and david?. My grandmother was from ireland and her sister in law was jessie curran. Trying so sort out my family tree, it would be nice to hear from any relations who might be out there. thank you.

Submitted by: Sam Cameron
Alfreton, Derbyshire
16/09/08
Email: hersnsirs@tiscali.co.uk
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My sister told me about this site, she has been enquiring about where my mum and dad lived and where i was born, 10 wellcroft place.does anyone remember a wilma Brennan, or Lambie? she was my godmother, and a friend of my mum. dont know where she lived though.

Submitted by: Margaret King
Haddington, Scotland
16/09/08
Email: maggsk1@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi from Australia to Denis from Glasgow. You spoke about climbing the dykes. Do you recall the Peeries somewhere not far from Rutherglen Road? We went there when we wanted to live dangerously. I also remember the war car O-Pen- PN to make sure the door was open when we reached our landing. I called that often because I was scared going up the tenement stairs in the dark with the yellow glow of the gas mantles on the stair landings which gave an eerie yellow glow which make my imagination see ghosts.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
16/09/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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FAO Mick M. I worked in the offices of Lawsons of Dyce in the 60s. I worked in the cash office with Irene jack who lived in Cally Road, I think number 305. I lived in toryglen by then although I was born & bred in Bedford St in the Gorbals. Irene & I became great pals.I often wondered what happened to her. Anyway we had some real laughs working in lawsons, I left there in 1969 to get married. Aye 39 years later we are still married, not bad eh. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Not supplied
15/09/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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John bonner would u like to exchange cooking recipes or probably u could join a knitting bee! Theirs only 2 others who throw insults at members o this board please join them!

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
15/09/08
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FAO. John Woods. I went to Bonnies 1967-70. Wee Frankie Vaughn was our form teacher. My mates were Jim feeney, Peter Comiskey, Colin mcFarlane, Chris Purcell, Alan Butler and a few more. Wee Bub was the heidie when I first went there along with Big Scud his enforcer. We had a great time hardly ever stopped laughing. Spent more time in Wee Bubs office than anywhere else. Then Big Hastie came legend had it he was an ex copper. he was a real case supposed to teach us maths but was more interested in p[laying footbal which none of us ever complained about. Great days would love to do it all again. Thanks for bringing back some memories John.

Submitted by: Mick Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
15/09/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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Wonder if anyone can recall the Mckimmies? In particular my Grandfather John and sister Jessie and brother Robert? My grandfather was born in 1919 so I think they were in the Gorbals until at least 1939 before they emigrated. Any info would be fab. Thanks

Submitted by: Aby Mason
Stoke-on-Trent, England
15/09/08
Email: aby@tabrep.com
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For all the oatlanders out there, my memories are the lawsons of dyce factory at the top of logan st. The wimpey behind rosyth st,The papey, which was a paper mill on wolesley st,John the garagemans across from the steamie,Jacobs chocolate factory doon the pend at polmadie road. Being a responsible child meant going to the newpenny with a note for tick or uncle johns pawn with something of value on a monday and collect on a friday.The things i will never forget about oatlands are the steamie,the pawn,miss winks,stokies,the splash,the molls mire,wee bonnies (the huts),and especially milford moores on polmadie rd at cramond st where the pies and peas were magic. God bless the oatlands

Submitted by: Mick M
Glasgow, Scotland
14/09/08
Email: oatlands01@live.com
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Sandra More of Adelphi Street comes to mind.Her dad loved to play darts and it was in their house I had my first game of darts. Playing on the dykes was one back court pastime.There was also a distillery warehouse at the top of Inverkip St and the drivers of the lorries often gave us youngsters lifts to and from the Kelvin Hall area. Football on the cobbles of Inverkip St was very popular ,although I never participated, preferring to ride up and down on a tricycle. Then of couse there were the stone throwing fights between those who lived at the top of the street and those who lived at the bottom,next to the Green's cinema. I don't recall anyone ever being hurt by the flying stones. Maybe we learned to dodge the hail of stones with nimble footwork. Nimble footwork was also needed when the local constabulary appeared on the scene in the middle of a football game. The players scattered to the four corners of the area, scrambling upstairs with the urgent warcry O-P-E-N to ensure that the door would open to secure asylum from the heavier footed cops who probably took great delight in seeing flocks of kids scattering and leaving the street deserted..

Submitted by: Denis
Glasgow, Scotland
14/09/08
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Are you out there? Ed Feeney, Ken Donnelly, Steve Thompson, Bill Gilroy, John Taylor, or the Hipsons from Hospital Street late 60s. All attended St.Lukes & St.Bonnies.

Submitted by: Anonymous
Glasgow, G42
14/09/08
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I thought I read that The John Bosco Sec School in Oatlands is being demolished. surely not! I attended this school in the late 60's as St.Bonaventure's in Alice St. The Bonnie's was pulled down in 1971, so surely it's replacement [John Bosco] has a longer shelf life? Or is it to make way for new housing?

Submitted by: Pat
London, England
14/09/08
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I was born at 30 Gilmour Street in the 1953. Parents Hugh and Mary Carlin (nee Buick). Have an older brother Harry and older sister Andrea. Left for Austrlia in 1955. Has anyone got any information in regard to my family or Gilmour Street. Thanks.

Submitted by: Mary Pattison
Melbourne, Australia
13/09/08
Email: tmr3@bigpond.com
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Hi Looking for anyone who went to St Bonaventures between 1967-1970 I played in the school football team had a twin brother called franny woods

Submitted by: John Woods
Glasgow, Scotland
12/09/08
Email: johnwoods55@msn.com
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To Linda from South Africa. if you go on to http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell and go on to street search you will find a photo of pine st looking south to caledonia rd with oatlands school on the right.

Submitted by: Hugh Gibson
Beith, Scotland
12/09/08
Email: hughgibson@btinternet.com
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When I posted my little addition on your website,I made a mistake about the names of the twins.They were the Cleary boys,both blond and ,compared to me,tall.That would have been circa 1944-1949.It's funny how the right names come back when you relax.

Submitted by: Denis
Glasgow, Scotland
12/09/08
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Hi I am looking for reletives of the barbours who lived in Abbotford place

Submitted by: Margo
Gorbals, Glasgow
11/09/08
Email: mmckinven@tiscali.co.uk
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To Stewart Brown 29/08/08. Hi Stu, did you stay at 180 Pollokshaws Road? And were your neighbours the "Todd's and Coll's"

Submitted by: James Todd
East Kilbride, Glasgow
11/09/08
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ten quid,after reading of your exploits at adelphi and your sympathetic description of your young opponent i take my hat off to you. you are certainly a LEGEND in your own mind.if this is typical of your memoirs thank god they will not be published

Submitted by: John Bonar
Melbourne, Australia
10/09/08
Email: jbonar@yahoo7.com.au
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FAO Sanny you were right about Peggy neil she was a money lender,Peggy was my mothers oldes sister,I lived in 220b gorbals st up the pen Ileft in 1959 to do national service with the Cameronians then i signed on for a further 22years.Sanny have you heard of the bridens who lived in the gorbals lovely to here from you Adam easdon

Submitted by: Adam Easdon
Wokingham, Berkshire
10/09/08
Email: a.easdon@sky.com
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To C. Meek, Jean hear, I have sent you and email your more than welcom to reply, I would love to hear from you.

Submitted by: Jean Lynch
Church Hill TN, USA
10/09/08
Email: niaroo@embarqmail.com
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Hi Anne O'Neill, re hawking and Paddy's Market ( briggit ) Its possible my husband may know your uncles who were rag men,as his father and other family members were rag men and hawkers,my mother had a stall inside Paddy's market,she would go to the wholesalers in Gorbals and buy new goods for her stall,she also kept her wee bit of Dollops going too,my mother had a licence to sell,I remember watching folk coming into the lane with there bundles oan their backs,drop them on the ground and sell their bits and pieces,suddenly somebody would shout oot the police are coming and they would run like mad and leave their stuff on the ground Ha Ha Ha those were the day's right enough,mind there was some plain clothes police in the lane mingling amongst folk,and ready to grab anyone they could when the police arrived suppose that gave the police a head start Ha Ha

Submitted by: amb
South Lakeland, Cumbria
10/09/08
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk
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Hi Amelia,had a wee laugh at your anecdote re ( candy balls sticking to your teeth for ever )Ha Ha,I love whelks can eat them to they come out my ears,also mussels,and just loved Irish dulce, my mouths watering just at the mention oh them Ha Ha

Submitted by: amb
South Lakeland, Cumbria
09/09/08
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk
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Morag reilly/boyd I dont write in very often but I stayed in no3. Cumberland street the very first close in the street, Danny call stayed in no9 now I remember the boyds I believe you stayed near the Church? There was a family of reillys as well, but that throws me you said your husband lived in GorbalsX. Anyhows nice saying hello even if you dont know me Jim

Submitted by: Jim Hall
London, England
09/09/08
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My maiden name was Boyd lived at (now long gone) 93 Cumberland Street 1953-1958 then 41 Cumberland St 1958-1972 Married Gerry Reilly From Gorbals Cross 1977 we are back living in the Gorbals Guess we are just meant to be here! Love to hear from anyone who remembers either of us

Submitted by: Morag Reilly
Glasgow, Scotland
09/09/08
Email: the.reillys@hotmail.co.uk
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Robin Hayes, I noticed that you are from 29 Hospital St. I believe that the folks I am seeking lived there in the early 50's. The family name was Madden. I can see from your message that you would have been quite young but perhaps someone in your family remembers them. I would appreciate any information you could provide.

Submitted by: Susan
LA, USA
08/09/08
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Agnes Russell of Adelphi Street was the first girl I ever kissed. We were both 4 years old and we must have been a bit precocious or else we had seen too many Americans winching the local lassies up the closes. St.John's was my school and it was with a great deal of regret that I had to leave behind my friends, Willie McHugh, Eddie Burns and Danny Boyle. There was a teacher I really loved,Miss McKendrick.Twins,(were they the McInallies?)fascinated me. And Johnny Mack Brown was my hero at the Green's Saturday afternoon shows. There are countless memories but those are the ones that sprang to mind, when I stumbled across your intriguing site.

Submitted by: Denis
Glasgow, Scotland
08/09/08
Email: martianemperor@aol.com
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Hi all Moffat st. dwellers in the 30's & 40's. May Muir, Isabel Ralston are you out there. My granny lived up 410 Moffat st. same close as you, and I often wonder what happened to you. drop a message if you read this.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
08/09/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Leaving Camden Street School in the summer of 1949 like all other kids was a great thrill as most of us wanted to attend Adelphi Terrace Junior secondary School.I being smarter passed for Strathbungo Senior Secondary! My memories of the school I was about to leave was one of a teachers Miss Bridges always immaculately dressed in her twin sets of many different colours, her hair was never out of place. The other thing was being the best fighter in the school The title came by me, by accident 'FK" we had people like Ian [Sloan] Brady, the moors murderer who was good at killing little kids but thankfully that was after he left the Gorbals to live in England although a nutter he was no fighter as I would find out later in life. Becoming the best fighter in the school was very easy as my reputation had preceded me after my London confrontations in the ring against the English boys. It soon became known that I was a bit of a pug [boxer] usually the best fighter, by reputation, came from the older class. The one above my own class, so I became the school bruiser quite accidentally There was scary Ian Sloan, I remember him hiding behind a wall in the playground in the all fours position. I saw him thru my beady eyes He was one of the boys who had flicked my ear with his finger on this cold winter’s morning as older kids do thinking themselves superior, creeping over behind him with my hard Parrish shoes on I kicked him up The Khyber Pass making him jump rubbing his tail bone vigorously while yelling and crying as he ran off well what was done, couldn’t be undone ! Instantly I was a hero with my pals over the next couple of weeks. They antagonized me to pick on the orang-utan he wasn’t called that for nothing as he had this spiky orange hair like the cartoon character in the Sunday papers oor wullie my so-called friends led me round to the shed were the orang-utan would be hanging around, there true to their word. He was litterly hanging from the rafters made from 1 inch pipe, forming gable ends to hold the rooftop up dropping from the rafters as I approached he straightened up with the knuckles of his hands still trailing on the ground this surely was a real orang-utan in the flesh, with his big thick glasses, made from the bottom of the milk bottles shit! I was never going to wear glasses, if it made me look like this monster walking over to me his knuckles ripping the concrete off the floor as he approached me grunting something that resembled a form of speech from the Stone Age. “He’s a "FN" re**** I can’t fight him.” I was thinking to myself. People would call me a liberty taker and I wasn’t that kind of person. Besides, he really was frightening the crap out of me as he slowly came closer, grunting some obscenities [I think!] I couldn’t understand. “Don’t let him call you that” someone said. “What did he say? Can anybody tell me?” I demanded “He said you’re a mug ten quid” one of the crowd interpreted “grumheernftnbooly.” The orang-utan said, I think! [come here and fight] “I should be feeding him bananas, not fighting with him the poor monkey.” I smugly thought to myself The crowd pushed us towards each other for the great battle of man against beast. I had remembered the two penny trick my dad taught me but! I hadn’t two pennies! Two marbles in my pocket should do the trick just the same. Clenching the marbles tightly in my right hand as this ape got too close for comfort, I let go with the right uppercut onto his chin The crowd cheering me on to hit him some more I just couldn’t bring myself to do it here was this so called bully of the School turning and running away with tears in his eyes, and only one punch, his knuckles still dragging the ground. This was not the sign of a hard case bully boy, more of a frightened animal The adrenalin only lasted a few seconds as this was no fight this really was a feeling of taking a liberty with a dumb animal and it gave me no pleasure whatsoever only shame, but that is the way it was in those days in the Gorbals There couldn’t have been much pain in the one punch It was solid, but if you’re going to fight. You must take it as well as give it. But then, maybe he’ll learn its better just to be one of the boys and leave the fighting to others its all in my book that i wont publish. ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
07/09/08
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Hi, I am trying to trace my relations on my Fathers side of the family he was born in Lawmoor stree in 1943 his mothers name Mary Fairley and her parents were William Fairley and Marion Hamilton. I would be please if anyone could give even a little bit of info on the Fairley family

Submitted by: Linda Wood
Not supplied
06/09/08
Email: lindawoodlw@aol.com
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FAO Mick Brazil. I'm just back from a trip to Glasgow, where I stayed with Pat Trainer's brother, John. I can get you Pat's address, if you want.

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Falcarragh, Ireland
06/09/08
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com
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Hi - not strictly Gorbals orientated, but, does anyone remember a very sad stabbing of a baby in Govanhill? The baby was stabbed countless times while it sat in its pram - the murderer was caught and sentenced to life in Carstairs - can anyone remember this? It happened around late 1960 early 1970.

Submitted by: Ruth
Littlehampton
06/09/08
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FAO Adam easdon I remember wee peggy o neil she was a money lender her grandkids were margret and andy coburg dont remember the rankins ive tried to place you but cant I would need to know more about you as i get older it gets harder to remember did you stay in surry st I stayed in nicholson st from 46 to the 60s

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, England
06/09/08
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Does anyone have any photo's of Elmfoot Street (No.43) and or Pine Street (No 4). My family hails from these two streets I do know Pine Street no longer exists but would be great to get some photo's. Family names Smith and Dick. Any info would be welcome.

Submitted by: Linda
South Africa
06/09/08
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Anyone from the '40's in the Gorbals remember 'Sandshoe Wullie' who could have been a figment of someone's vivid imagination? He terrorised Rutherglen Road, Moffat St. Sandyfaulds St. and St. Francis school. I nearly died of fright when I thought he was following me home after school one day.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
06/09/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Re-Agnes My first single-end in McNeil St. was a tiled close I was brought up on the other side of the St. which were not tiled my Grannys close in Polmadie Rd.was a tiled close also had a gate at the back of the close which was kept locked all the tenants had a key.Like Amelia we had to give key money to get a move to a bigger house a room&kitchen and scullery in Parkhead.Our factor was Sinclair 38 Renfield St went to see a Mr.Hayes(long since gone)you left an envelope on the counter as you left £25. so no witness My uncle papered house too as a wedding present our outside door was all hand grained and he bought us all the fittings for the door everybody used to admire it going up the stairs.My husband remembers the woman selling toffee apples from her window just before you come to the bees.Anyone remember the youth club there run by a Mr.Lamb I useed to do their book-keeping for them.By the way amelia thanks for the recipe for the scotch sausage I send it on to some! friends in Spain they were delighted plenty of sun sea and Sangria but no Square sausage.

Submitted by: Christina Philbin
London, England
06/09/08
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Hi, this is for your information...... Irene Blair, St. Johns Primary school was in Portugal St, that was for boys and girls, the St Johns Secondery school, was for all boys, and that was in Clennend St. Irene, just next ti the Scottish Farmers, and the wee hot nut, and tablet shop was, and yes the Barraland is still going, but its mostly concerts at it now.....awe the best, Tony Donnelly.

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
05/09/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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DORIS got to clear up a point men do get breast cancer but it turned out i didn't it was the medication i am taking for the heart bye pass as my heart is enlarged OH AM ALL HEART and i measure 42 inch round the chest [MAMIE VAN DORIN IMPERSONATOR] if any you ladies have an old training bra i would be grateful for the loan! but then from the age of 17 i was 40in chest from boxing in the old gorbals gym and weight lifting now my nipples are killing me! i did offer many girls if they would let me massage theirs now i know why i got all the knock backs even my misses said she had only a 32in bust so i would be better off rubbing her back as she was 2 at the front and 30 at the back! roll on next week hope the doc. can change my pills before i change my sex! ladies u do have my sympathy and if i die i will come back as a MAN AGAIN! this story is in the adult section of my book that i will not publish TEN QUID

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
04/09/08
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FAO Amb/Cumbria I think everyone in Commercial Rd. sold stuff. My uncle Wullie Currie sold Whelks but he got a barrow from Hyslops in Gorbals St. and went round the streets. People sold Puff Candy, Candy walking sticks, candy balls that would have stuck you teeth forever no wonder I've got "falsies"

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
04/09/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Hi Rita the wee drinks that you were talking about were called a penny vantas I think you could get it in every flavour. The shop we went to was at the top end of Hospital st. facing the wee house were they weighed the big lorries. Does anyone remember the grain store in Cumberland/Gorbals st. The shop still stands to this day. Before people had matresses they would go along there and get a bail of straw and put it in a bolster bag. We were a wee bit rich because my father was a miner so we had flock stuff and every now and then your ma would empty it and wash the bolster bag and then refill it with the flock again. It was my job to sew the ends together so that the stuff wouldn't fall out. And what about the BUGS I don't think anyone has mentioned them they were flat insects and my grannie house in Commercial road had them. One woman I knew used to kill them when they were on the wall with a bit of paper so it looked like a brown design on the distemper. And what abou! t the distemper you rolled up a bit of paper and dipped it in another colour and went up and down the walls. An old pal of my ma's (Aggie Curran)done this design and you would have thought it was a motor bike running up and down the walls HA!HA! The shop with the woman called Mirren wee called her Murren I think she sold the gas mantles and low behold if your mother sent you for one and it came in broken she gave you what for.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
04/09/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Trying to trace James Mongomery, born late 60's. From the Gorbals, his family was around Easterhouse. He is a chef and was working in Ireland until 1994, he worked in the Step Inn and Merrion House and then was working for Microsoft. Robin would like to know more!

Submitted by: Rachel Ward
Dublin, Ireland
04/09/08
Email: rachelward72@gmail.com
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Life is funny if it wasn’t so sore! thinking back many years ago when I was only a kid and a member of the Boy Scouts one of my past times after scout Meetings was to catch Hudgies my favorite one was the L.M.S railway truck that traveled along here there and everywhere the L.M.S truck was slow making it easy for kids of eight or nine to catch and hang onto its low back tray with its 2inch square steel sides just right for a brave Cub Scout like me to grasp onto. my cub cap like everything else was a bit too big hiding my beady eyes as I ran helter-skelter after the truck when it came to a very sudden halt at the then Crown Street and Cumberland Street intersection and I also came to a sudden halt as my head crashed into the side rail of the three Wheeler giving me a lump the size of a tennis ball and a black-eye to match! as I pulled my Cap Over the lump and staggered on my way passed the trucks cabin determined not to cry the driver took it upon himself to leap out! and give me another lump on the tailbone of my arse.The funny side was for the people watching this little boy rubbing his forehead with his right hand and the fingers of his left hand pressing right up his rectum to console his tailbone it felt so bad as if the men in the illegal two up schools in the back yards had used me as the pennies HEADS OR TAILS Life is funny if it wasn’t so sore! It’s all in my true book that I am not going to publish. Ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
04/09/08
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I am trying to find info on my Grandpa Alexander Hughes who was last seen in 1943 apprx. My grandma Mary Graham Kane died in 1934, leaving my dad to be brought up by Elizabeth Kane (nee kinney). Been searching for years for details on Alexander born oatbridge 1906. Hope someone out there can help. Lorraine

Submitted by: Lorraine Hughes
Glasgow, Scotland
03/09/08
Email: peebles@ntlworld.com
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I've posted this again since i didnt get a response. someone who did not supply a name said "the mcconvilles went to Castlemilk". Which McConvilles would that be? i was a mcconville

Submitted by: Not supplied
Not supplied
03/09/08
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Hi susan , yes there was a street named Wellcroft Pace, it was just off Eglinton st and ran behind the railway station at Cumberland st. I may well have a photo of it if you are interested. Bye for now, norrie mcnamee

Submitted by: Norrie
Glasgow, Scotland
03/09/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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FAO Jean Doughty I was always led to believe that Alex Norton came from Moffat St but I might be wrong. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
02/09/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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FAO Susan Dickson yes there is still a Wellcroft place but they have new houses in it now not like the old tenements there was years ago. It is at the end of Cumberland St. near Eglington St. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
02/09/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Susan - I'm sure Wellcroft Place was off Eglinton St just at the old Bedford cinema, just a short st, had a lumber there from Diamond's dancing academy in Gorbals St, this was '46 OR '47,,her name was Mary, all I can remember----I'm an oooold man, had my first grown up kiss round the corner under the bridge, then an old drunk guy came by and had a pee----sounded like a Clydesdale---then he shouted "get in there Big Yin", took all the romance out of it, still, I remember Mary...hope this helps.

Submitted by: Charley Broon
Winnipeg, Canada
02/09/08
Email: shawfieldc57@mts.net
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och, ten quid ,am a wee bit peturbed wi ye, why you might ask , well if yir no gonnie write yir book how are all the new wave of Gorbals folks gonnie learn the reel history no awe that kinda documentry in the other punters books to me it wisnea enough aboot awe the real folks growing up wi nae da ti hon in a pye steady every week n cafoliks had a hard time getting a decent pying joab. So gies a good reader or its a wee dooing fur ye.Oh n aye yir german bons must hiv been kiling ye efter awe that bleeding typing yi done fur yir las letter. Been enjoying looking at the hames yir cousin has been building oot o this wurld smashing hiv tae ask him tae build wan fur me n gies a good deal fur auld times sakes (aye right) So ti all the giblins shanklins steels boyds boles n awe the HUTCHISON TOFFS IN THE NOO HOOSES AROUND SNOWDON ST my sister irene she says to say hi ti ye awe and di neebors still all tap each other ti friday or run ti the pawn wi with what ever wis decent h! a ha did john the pawns ever go oot o business so tq gies another page as the last one was i say every educaional (smile) oh and nae snide letters aboot ma spelling if yw cannie underston it oh well best ti every wan oh wee wumin howz it gon hen best ti ye dam

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, USA
02/09/08
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Hi my name is agnes Burns I was born in Nicholson St in the Gorbals 1948, we lived in a room of a house ( sublet ) and as is known the area was a bit run down not the best of housing and there was some poverty, we may not have been rich or wealthy but my sister and I were a pair of lucky wee lassies, in that we were cared for , food to eat, good clothes on our backs, shoes on our feet, now thats what I call rich,I remember the coronation my sister and wee cousin were Queen and duke for the day, my Daddy was a merchant seaman for a lot of years but took ill halfway through a voyage and was sent home, he had contacted ( TB ) Tuberculosis he died late fifties in Belvedere Sanitorium/Convelesent Hospital when I was just a wee lassie, sometimes I lived with my granny in Commercial Rd, Sou Side, she had a room & kitchen ( shop house )near a picture house called The Bees, her house was just in the close, and my granny sold candy apples from her window, to get to the backc! ourt you had to go down into a dark damp creepy dunny and up some more stairs,there was also a lovely marble fountain in Commercial Rd near my granny's close, one day my aunty took me along to the picture house, it was my first time at the pictures, I was only a wean at the time, we waited in a queue to get in, when inside I was sat down on a seat, the lights went out I was scared, curtains opened, a big lions head appeared and let out such a roar I thought the lion was going to jump out at me, I screamed and had to be carried back to the house Ha Ha, took me a long time before I ever went to a picture house again, AMB

Submitted by: Amb
South Lakeland, Cumbria
04/09/08
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk
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Hi, St. John's in Portugal St. was for boys only. I attended the Tradeston St. school, then went on to Holyrood. If you didn't go there, you went to Our Lady and St. Margaret. When I look at these new Glasgow maps I haven't a clue as to the old location of Portugal St, and I lived there until 1964 and the pictures are so dull and grainy that I sometimes wonder if it's the same place! Does the Barrowland still exist? Gosh, what great memories this site brings.

Submitted by: Irene Blair
Westchester, NY
31/08/08
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Hello all, Billy Mccubbin From 428 Moffat street here , Willy And Roma were my parents , Heather and Eillen are my older sisters. I was born in 53 , went to Hayfields and Oatlands schools , moved to London Ont. Canada in the 60 s and then off to california in 02 . If any of this rings any bells it would be great to hear from you. awra best

Submitted by: Billy McCubbin
Santa Rosa Ca, Australia
31/08/08
Email: gorbalzboy@yahoo.com
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G'Day Gorbalites.Looking for confirmation and information, My Father James Fyfe was born at 26 Sandyfaulds St and according to the census is in the Registration district of Hutchesontown,but I believe he was a lad from the Gorbals, am I correct ?. I also wish to know, what would be the local school he would've attended, finally I have a photograph of him in the uniforem of the Boys Brigade,.where in Glasgow is the contact number for the BB. Much obliged, love your forum. Jas Fyfe. (from the land downunder )

Submitted by: J Fyfe
Adelaide, South Australia
31/08/08
Email: jfyfe@austarnet.com.au
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Tich or gerry lanigan? spike grand the conner brothers john cambell we all hung out at the beehive corner. the heany sisters from hospital street eileen coulmn from cleland street. Often wonder what happened to them all

Submitted by: Tom
England
31/08/08
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Trying to contact the Rankin family lived in surrey street Nancy.tommy. next close was Peggy neil and the cobert family all related Nancyies mum was Peggy niels sister. the other sister was Susie love to here from you

Submitted by: A Eason
Wokingham, Berkshire
30/08/08
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Just found this Website. I lived in Wolseley St during the 60's, and my best pal was Johnny Taylor also from Oatlands. Anyone remember me I was nicknamed - Bootsy!

Submitted by: JJ
Glasgow, G42
29/08/08
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FAO Tony Donnelly, Tony talking aboot the Lizzie was Nancy Bernard the gaffer then and her sister Aggie? some folk Nancy and her man Tommy they owned the Oval Bar on Rutherglen Rd in betweem Moffat St an Gilmour St across fae Greasy Peters a mind when it shut fur demolition we drunk it dry an then some then vandalised it bloody criminal come tae think on but Mr Ber Nard as he liked to be know started it, the railway club wis some place as well mind o' drinking in there wan Sunday big crowd o' us bit wan o' the guys wis working across the road building they hooses at the bottom o' Pollokshaws Rd cairyin' a hud, so he wid get his brickies aw sorted wi their saun' an' cement ower fur a bevy watch oot the windae see when they were gettin' low dive ower the road tap them up and back fur mair built like a whippit he wis no mention his name but he wis well known and some character

Submitted by: Anon Retired
Not supplied
29/08/08
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Hi, My name is Stu i used to stay at Pollokshaws Road above the "Glen Bar" at the corner of Turiff Street.I've had a few address's all in the Southside,looking to see if i can catch anyone i used to know. Stu.

Submitted by: Stewart Brown
Glasgow, Scotland
29/08/08
Email: stu1258@live.co.uk
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I was born in camden st moved to my grannies in eglinton st looking for information on my family the porters or any relations still living in glasgow had a large porter famiy iam reserting my familys past and have little infomation on them love to hear from anyone who knows about them or relations still living in glasgowmy father was a steven kelly have no information about him his mother was margret kelly lived in brigton cross

Submitted by: Robert Kerr/Kelly
Malton, England
29/08/08
Email: helenkerr1@btinternet.com
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Did anyone go on holiday with their school to Dalguise for three weeks? It was torture. Dead strict.

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Donegal, Ireland
29/08/08
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I am trying to find out about the murder of Agnes Arbuckle by James Arbuckle in 1927 - he was executed at Duke Street Prison in 1928. Any info at all would be greatly appreciated as I am trying to establish if they were related to my husband's family. Many thanks and best wishes Alison

Submitted by: Alison Milton
Kent, UK
28/08/08
Email: miltonalison@aol.com
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Jean Rae/Lynch Hello Jean i sent you an email but obviously it never got to you i dont know what i am doing wrong, if you dont mind i would like to try again,hope this is all right Cathie

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
28/08/08
Email: c.meek1@ntlworld.com
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Amelia McKinlay Hello Amelia i keep sending emails to people and they are not getting through i dont know what i am doing wrong but will keep trying,if you dont mind i would like to try again hope to hear from you soon Cathie

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
28/08/08
Email: c.meek1@ntlworld.com
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To Christina Philbin/ Michael McGrory/ Amelia McKinlay Just love to a see postings from you "golden oldies" as you have memories of people and places I knew and loved. Keeps them alive!You make my day and I would guess dozens of others too.So come on lets be hearing about your wee stories. I remember the shop you mentioned Christina at the bottom of McNeil St, and the wee lady's name Mirren. The sisters used to sell wee bottles of ginger. They put the bottle in a machine turned a lever and then you heard a loud scooshing noise. Different flavours-made your lips and tongue bright red or green depending on the flavour. Weans were always dead thirsty back then, running around playing ropes, tig, rounders or my favourite "kick door run like hell" Well something like that......Anyway these wee bottles of ginger the shop made were very fizzy and used to tickle your nose. I allways bought one,(for a penny?)with the promise of takeing it over the swing bridge into the park at Glasgow Green. Trouble was the wee bottle never ever lasted longer than it took for me to cross the road at the bottom of McNeil Street at Ballater Street. I was entranced by the idea of a picnic or a tuck shop from the Enid Blyton's Famous Five and Secret Seven Books. But those books were about ! middle class kids not a wee tike from the Gorbals. Didnae stop me trying though.. A packet of swizzles, an ootsider wi jam wrapped in newspaper a ginger bottle of sugarolly water and a gullus attitude. Well, it just didnae get any better did it-thought you were a toff. Wonderful imagination weans then had. Didnae know you lived in the worst slums in Europe and were " deprived" Everybody was in the same boat and you could dream that you were anything/and anywhere you wanted to be. Much later on the wee shop that belonged to the Crollas became a transport cafe. The first and only time I ever got the sack from a job was in said cafe. I was a watress there, nineteen, two weans and loved loud music as only the young do.Isa the owner get very fed up with me turning the Juke box on full volume whenever a record of Stevie Wonder or Elvis Presley came on. Played this wee game we did. She turned it down and glared at me. I pretended not to see the glare and turned it up. Finally she turned blue with anger, told me to leave my apron take a hike and never come back. Didn't make me a bad person did it? Cheers all Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
28/08/08
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FAO: Charlie Martin i was browsing through last years posts when i got a shock, i was born in 460 Lawmoor St my parents names were Rose and Hughie McConnell.My mother died in 1941 and when my father came home from the war he sent my brother and i to live with our gran who lived in Comercial Rd and our house was taken over by my auntie Margaret and uncle Joe Doris you might have known my cousins Joe ,Pat who was my favourite cousin,i also remember the name of Mamie Martin as i think she was a friend of my auntie,it is a small world indeed i am ashamed to say i cannot remember when uncle Joe died but my auntie died OCT/O6 hope you get this post Cathie/nee McConnell

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
27/08/08
Email: c.meek1@ntlworld.com
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Anyone remember Maxwell's Electrical shop somewhere near Gorbals Cross early 50's. Sam Maxwell owned it and he employed a few elecricians.

Submitted by: Spark
Glasgow G43
26/08/08
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Hi My name is Agnes Burns I was born in Nicholson St in the Gorbals 1948, we lived in a room of a house ( sublet ) and as is known the area was a bit run down not the best of housing and there was some poverty, my sister and I were a pair of lucky wee lassies, you could say rich ( but not as in financially rich or wealthy ) but rich in that we were cared for, food to eat, good clothes on our backs, and shoes on our feet, I remember the coronation my sister and wee cousin were Queen and duke well something like that for the day, my Daddy was a merchant seaman for a lot of years but took ill halfway through a voyage and was sent home, he had contacted ( TB ) Tuberculosis, I had aunts, uncles and cousins from both sides of my parents living near or around us,sometimes I lived with my granny in Commercial Rd, Sou Side, she had a room & kitchen near a picture house called The Bees, her house was just in the close, my granny sold candy sweets or apples from her window, if ! I remember right to get to the backcourt you had to go down into a dark damp creepy dunny and up some more stairs, there was also a beautiful marble fountain in Commercial Rd near my granny's close, one day my aunty took me along to the bees picture house, it was my first time at the pictures, I was only a wean at the time, we waited in a queue to get in, when inside I was sat down on a seat, the lights went out I was scared, curtains opened, a big lions head appeared and let out such a roar I thought the lion was going to jump out at me, I screamed and had to be carried back to the house Ha Ha, took me a long time before I ever went to a picture house again, better stop now as I'm inclined to go on forever when I find myself thinking back to those days gone by Ha Ha

Submitted by: amb
South Lakeland
26/08/08
Email: agbmu@yahoo.co.uk
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Still hoping someone can enlighten me as to how my best school-friend from Adelphi Sec. faired in life. Her name was Deborah MacMillan and she lived in Waddell Ct high flats 1972.

Submitted by: Mgt Boyd
Paisley, Scotland
26/08/08
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Anyone remember the Stewart family from 256 Lawmoor St. opposite the Police Stn. They later moved to Castlemilk about 1959.

Submitted by: Anonymous
England
26/08/08
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Hi all, looking for any old pictures of Elmfoot Street or Logan Street from days gone by. I passed Oatlands this morning on the way to work and they where demolishing the last section of Logan Street, sadly now gone forever. My mother Ellen Fraser was born in 33 Logan Street so i would love to see any old pictures if possible? I would also love to hear from anyone who lived in these streets at one time or another. I attended St Bonaventures Primary and St John Bosco between 1977 and 1988 and would love to hear from anyone who went to either during this time. I would also love to see any old snaps of either of these schools as they are also sadly now long gone!

Submitted by: John Fraser
Glasgow, Scotland
26/08/08
Email: john.fraser72@hotmail.co.uk
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Was there a street in the Gorbals called Wellcroft Place? Am sure that my mum lived there but can't remember if it was when she was married or with her parents. Her maiden name was Margaret Holt, had brothers John, Bill and a aister Irene. Her married name was Crum, married to John and his parents were John and Margaret too.

Submitted by: Susan Dickson
Edinburgh, Scotland
26/08/08
Email: susd1st@aol.com
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Hi margaret curren from 3 ballater st its rita campbell or [mc laughlin] how are you and ownie and the boys hope you are all well,as we are here in melbourne margaret we had some good nights down in doyles didnt we at gorbles cross hope to hear from you

Submitted by: Rita Campbell
Melbourne, Australia
25/08/08
Email: campbellrita241@hotmail.com.au
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Re: Amelia Mc Kinley thought your anecdote about the pictures was great took a lot of answers before they got to The Wellington Palace. Does anyone remember Joes next door to the Bees it sold hot peas and you could also hire a byke from him?My husband remembers going under the bridge at Ballater Street on the way to Bridgeton and catch pidgeons and take them to Jimmies at Glasgow Cross and get 6pence each for them.I remember being in the butchers in Rutherglen Road called John Hannahs when the youngest of the McBrides family from No43 think her name was Lena she left her new baby in the pram outside and the men started to kid her about being a mother she had a big red face when she walked out went half way down Mc Neil Street then ran back of course the boys ribbed her again.

Submitted by: James & Christina Philbin
London, England
25/08/08
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f.a.o.alec duff. remember u playing darts in lovat with joe mclaney. tam canavan etc back in the 70s and 80s. cheers.

Submitted by: Terry McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/08
Email: terrymcnamee@hotmail.co.uk
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hi was wondering if anyone knew the mclaughlin from lawmour st moved there from shawfield camps 1947 to 1960 then moved to pollok they are a big family also cameron [bell], mccafferty, smith, rileys, a few manes i have been passed are francis donatella [hannah], borland family, jeannie russell james buchanan[buckie] love to hear from anyone who knew them

Submitted by: J Barr
Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/08
Email: jbarr78@hotmail.co.uk
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Somebody on this website must have heard of the pen gang in gorbals street.and some of the boys.Mike Daily. Robert Bryden.Peter Cameron. George Barns. Hendry Cairns. All the lads worked for Hislops. bunshing stickes after school.thay will all be in their seventies by now. i would love to hrer from them.

Submitted by: Adam Easdon
Wokingham, Berkshire
25/08/08
Email: a.easdon@sky.com
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F.O.A. sanny in brighton you may know me your name doesent ring a bell adam

Submitted by: Adam Easdon
Wokingham, UK
24/08/08
Email: a.easdon@sky.com
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Does anyone remember my aunt Dr emmie Gibb who practised in Gorbals and Oatlands in 1930 - 1970?

Submitted by: Anne Knight
Not supplied
24/08/08
Email: a.knight290@ntlworld.com
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GREAT SITE SEEN SOME NAMES FROM THE PAST MIKE BRAZIL MANNY CURRAN BOTH FROM HOLYROOD 63TO,66 I WAS BORN GORBALS ST IN 51, 2 SISTERS PATRICIA,KATHLEEN,BROTHER,JIM

Submitted by: Brian McKenzie
Manchester, England
24/08/08
Email: big.maca@ntlworld.com
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ah wis wonderin if the Wisemans you wir asking aboot , wid be the same faimily that Alfie Levey merrit intae , and ah know that there wis a couple o (skin n blisters) sisters fur youz people that dont know certain wurds. Any way the Wisemans and the levys wir all connected ti the Blacks n the Havlands awe fae Caly road, n Oregan St and Silverfir st oh and ah do remember wan sister hur name wis Marie or May she hid blonde herr, n rid cheeks and they lived uo the close next to a lane jist aff rutherglen rd Galbraiths wis oan the cournur oh an a rag store doon the lane so they might be the same family DAM

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
SLO, C.A
24/08/08
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Born in gorbals st next to citizens theatre anyone know the mckenzies

Submitted by: Brian McKenzie
Manchester, England
24/08/08
Email: big.maca@ntlworld.com
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Hi there fellow Gorbalians...just read that two well known Gorbals characters...Colin Macfarlane, author of the Real Gorbals Story...and Taggart star Alex Norton are involved in a new book about the Gorbals and Glasgow called... No Mean Glasgow: Revelations of a Gorbals guy. It follows Macfarlane's hilarious adventures in Glasgow and around Britain after he left school in the 1970s. Colin, from Crown Street, is the author, and highly successful actor Alex, from Norfolk Street, had done the foreword. It's out on Sep 4..i can't wait as I loved Macfarlane's last book...it made me laugh out loud and brought the old Gorbals back to life again! agnes

Submitted by: Agnes Doughty
Glasgow, Scotland
23/08/08
Email: agnesd@yahoo.com
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Hi there, does anyone know my Gran who was called Amy Winifred Devlin from the Gorbals from around 1910 or 1930.She was married to Henry Devlin and they used to live on Ballater street. She was known as winnie and had an english accent.They had 5 children,Delyle Devlin,Iain Devlin,Vera Devlin,Alan Devlin,Marion Devlin.Alan and Marion died when they were children.I think Iain lives in Arran and i think Vera use to live on Allison street in Govanhill until quite recently.If you know any of these people please send me an email. I am trying to trace my auntie Vera and uncle Iain,thanks

Submitted by: Jennifer Devlin
Glasgow, Scotland
23/08/08
Email: jennydevlin83@yahoo.co.uk
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FAO Pat Conaghan- Pat thanks for your e-mail. Sent post to your old e-mail address. We'll be in contact, as will my big sister Betty. Ta -Jack

Submitted by: Jack Curran
London, England
23/08/08
Email: jenny.curran@ntlworld.com
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HI WAS WONDERING IF ANYONE KNEW THE MCLAUGHLIN FAMILY FOR LAWMOUR ST ALSO CARERON [BELL] MCCAFFERTY SMITHS RILEYS ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GOOD THANKS

Submitted by: J McLaughlin
Glasgow, Scotland
22/08/08
Email: jbarr78@hotmail.co.uk
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Rita moffat 24/07/08

my father jack bryson lived at 200 mcniell str and his sister bella married a wattie moffet they had 4 children and they all went to south africa ,my maiden name is betty bryson.

Submitted by: Betty McManus
Nanaimo, Canada
22/08/08
Email: betty_mcmanus@hotmail.com
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Would like to hear from anyone who lived at Wellcroft Place in forties fifties or sixties. The building no longer exists only a sad little row of modern flats that doesnt fit the scene, I can remember most of the people who lived there. Old grany Patterson who lived in the close at 2a the Moonies Brennan Edwards Riley Tees and Henderson. Then no.4 close Millar Mcguire birrel. At no.10 were Anderson Crum, Smith, Mcgoogan and ferry. At no12 Dixon, Scot and Dawson. I lived round the corner at 249 Eglinton st. That joined on to Wellcroft Pl. Our back court looked on to Wellcroft backcourt seperated by a dyke that we climbed over instead of going the long way round. BETTY TEES CATHIE MOONEY AND DIANE ANDERSON WERE MY PALS. wE USED TO PLAY IN RITCHES STORE. THE OLD ARCHES ARE STILL THERE. wE ALSO PLAYED IN JHONSTONES BAKERY AND THE PAINT WORKS.tHE sMITHS LIVED UP MY CLOSE IN EGLINTON ST. ALSO THOMSONS WHO LIVED NEXT TO ME AND ABOVE WERE MC ENDRICK AND mCLUCKIE. Those were happy times! I'm 61 now Wish I could turn back time Happy memories.

Submitted by: Not supplied
Not supplied
22/08/08
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Hey Anon Retired, yi forgot yi mention that East of Croon St. there was a Street Called Florence St. and in Florence St. they built Wee clinic, an that wiz fur awe the Hutchie Mob, that got the wee broon envilopes fi the Green Lady when she visited the classes at school, and of course awe the Hutchie Mob, hid (Eartha Kits) Nits...an yez awe got yer heeds shaved, and dotted wi Jensin Violet, aweeeeeeee those lovely days, hahahahaha,( all in fun) Tony D

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
22/08/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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I actually never thought of myself from the Gorbals although born in Florence st and then Hallside St. Family was from Thistle St. As kids my Dad and Gran always refered to it as Sooside. Could this have been to avoid the stigma that was prevalent in the 60s? Gorbals got a lot of bad press then with gangs and books being published etc.

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland
22/08/08
Email: alexbowie1955@hotmail.com
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hi there Margaret still here in oz kicking but not so high nowadays the wee yin calls me big yin she doesn't wear 6 inch heels anymore she was 4-10 with them on u can work out how tall she is by that n 6 stone after my bye pass op she has supported me no end now that we have cut it down to twice a day HIVIN A Lie DOON ![dirty minds some people ] margeret! no u !she had her hand on my chest only my chest i swear ten quid she said u need a bra now! are u tryin to make a diddy out of me i asked her ? NO U HAVE A HARD LUMP ON YER LEFT BREAST are u sure its my breast yer holding? well sure enough its back C fer c--t that will be the next thing i will grow or shrink ti MEN CANT GET BREAST CANCER OOOH YES THEY CAN!MY WEE WIFE SAID IM DEFINATELY AWE MAN!n i said a lot of your pals can tell her that as well ! sht still got those stilettos ones fair up my kyber the young lady doc. i went too spent half an hour feeling my breasts started with cold hands by the half hour she was ! sweating n panting i think she caught a cold or something she collapsed n i brought her round with mouth to mouth n my wee misses said with her face tripping her aye thats the same thing that happened to me with the young male doc next door! its awe true n in my book im not going to publish TEN QUID

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
22/08/08
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FAO: betty fennel, i was born in hallside st, i remember your family well i knew bernadette well, i remember my mother and cathy always blethering how is bernadette maybe you can let me know,please give her my regards hope she still remebers me regards anne hannon/mcknight.

Submitted by: Anne Hannon/McKnight
London, Englang
22/08/08
Email: annehannon@btinternet.com
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Any one remember Agnes Symington Dick. Had a brother names Robert. Father was Robert Dick who was a tram driver.

Submitted by: Milt
Canada
21/08/08
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I just love this site, I was born and raised at 201 Thistle St. and remember all the good and bad times there. My family stil live in Glasgow with the exception of my older sister Susan Brolly who passed away two years ago. The Gorbals will always be my blood, it was an experience of a lifetime and one never to be forgotten. I am most certailnly proud to say where I came from and always enjoy my visits home. If anyone on this site remembers me post your message and I will get in touch with you.

Submitted by: Mary Millerick
Chesapeake Va, USA
21/08/08
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HI JUST FOUND THIS GREAT SITE LOOKING FOR ANYONE WHO REMEMBERS MCLAUGHLIN FROM LAWMOUR ST [1945-1960] OR ABOUT THEN, BIG BIG FAMILY, RELATED TO CAMERON[BELL] GRANPARENTS MCCAFFERTY,SMITH,RILEY,LARGE FAMILIES PLEASE DROP ME A WEE MESSAGE IF YOU REMEMBER US LOOKING FORWORD TO HEAR FROM YOU MANY THANKS

Submitted by: J McLaughlin
Glasgow, Scotland
21/08/08
Email: jbarr78@hotmail.co.uk
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The Gorbals area was traditionally home to large numbers of Catholic immigrants from Ireland as well as at one stage housing the vast majority of Scotland's Jewish population. The Jewish population has more or less left the area completely, and although the Irish-Catholic population has diminished to an extent, a high number have remained after the area's redevelopment. The area today is now a mixture between working-class and middle-class people, with a rather cosmopolitan atmosphere. The name Gorbals comes from the Scottish Gaelic appellation, Gort a' Bhaile ("field of the town"). The origins of the Gorbals area date back to the 14th century, when it was a village - sometimes known as Bridgend - which grew up around what was then the River Clydes most westerly crossing point: a bridge completed in 1345 by Bishop William Rae of Glasgow, aided by Lady Lochow. This bridge stood until the 19th century and was the only one on the Clyde below Bothwell until the erection of the Broomielaw Bridge in 1768. Five years later, a leper hospital dedicated to St Ninian was founded by Lady Lochow at the Gorbals end of the bridge. Hospital Street stands on the site. After the Protestant Reformation, in 1579, the Church of Scotland feued the land to Sir George Elphinstone, a merchant who was Lord Provost of Glasgow from 1600 to 1606. The barony and regality of the Gorbals was confirmed in 1606 by a charter of King James VI which vested the powers of regality over barony in Elphinstone and his descendants. These powers descended to Sir Robert Douglas of Blackerstone, who in 1650 disposed the Gorbals to Glasgow's magistrates' for the benefit of the city, the Trades' House, and Hutchesons' Hospital. The magistrates from then on collected the rents and duties and divided them: one fourth to the city, one fourth to the Trades' House, and the remaining half to Hutchesons' Hospital. In 1790 the lands were divided into lots; the City acquired the old feus of Gorbals and Bridgend, and also the Kingston portion of the Barony of Gorbals; the Trades' House obtained a western section; and the remaining section lying to the east and south was allocated to Hutchesons' Hospital. The Gorbals has long had a reputation as a gritty and rough area. Attempts to clear the slum tenements (originally attempted by The City Improvement Trust in 1866) by Glasgow Corporation and replace them with new high-rise housing in the 1960s did little to improve this reputation. Throughout the 1980s the Gorbals was often referred to as the most dangerous place in the UK, as street gangs and casual violence were rife. The common weapon of choice amongst teenagers was a machete. The poor design and low-quality construction of the concrete 20-storey flats led to innumerable social and health problems in the area; many of the blocks developed damp and structural problems. The most infamous of these schemes, the Queen Elizabeth Square flats designed by Sir Basil Spence,[fualty towers indeed ] was demolished in 1993 to make way for a new generation of housing development. Much of the GORBALS area, particularly Hutchesontown, has now been comprehensively redeveloped for the third time, providing a mix of private and social housing.my conclusion is hutchy is part of the GORBALS as GLASGOW is part of SCOTLAND not vice a versa Q.E.flats n GORBALS ROSE GARDEN are east of CROWN ST.it is stated both are in the gorbals ? the postal address in days gone by was C5 i always will be an old gorbals man from LAWMOOR ST.-THISTLE ST. [stand correction if u must ]TEN QUID

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
21/08/08
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HI, I LIVED AT 29 HOSPITAL ST. ON THE MIDDLE LANDING. NEXT DOOR WAS THE QUINNS, ABOVE WAS TOMMY DONELLIN [I THINK THATS HOW YOU SPELL IT] ON THE GROUND FLOOR WAS INNA WOODS, AND WAINS. AND TWO OLDER LADS, JOE AND ANDY, I HAVE A PHOTO OF INNA AND HER WAINS WITH MY MUM JEANIE [HAYES] MCNEILLY, BETWEEN LATE 40S &EARLY 50S. NEXT CLOSE UP WAS JIMMY, MICHEAL, HUGHIE, PATRICIA, AND THE REST OF THE FAMILY. NEXT CLOSELIVE THE FITZPATRICKS, ABOVE THE BAKERS. WHICH WAS ACROSS FROM THE SOOSIDE SAWMILLS.

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, England
21/08/08
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk
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Was wondering if anyone might have known any Turrents who lived in the area?

Submitted by: Not supplied
London, England
21/08/03
Email: jturrent@hotmail.com
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Hi Gorbalites. My name is Jack aka Jackie Curran. My family lived at 121 Mathieson Street-one up. My Ma was Maggie and Da was John Curran, sister Betty, Annette and Maria Curran. If anyone remembers us please contact as we are trying to fill in family memory gaps. Thank you in advance.-Jack Curran. PS I was born in 1947 and we left the Gorbals in 1955.

Submitted by: Jack Curran
London, England
21/08/08
Email: jenny.curran@ntlworld.com
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To Doris McIntire, Sorry Doris, but yer a Hutchie Burd,but seen as yuv been so honest, and addmitin yur fi the Hutchie, then its ok, we wull adopt yi, as a Gorbals Burd,bit dont tell anybody. anyone else from the Hutchie want adopted, yi hiv ti admit it, an am sure it must bi very painfull, hahahaha All in fun...Tony Donnelly.

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
21/08/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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Hi Gorbalites. My name is Jack aka Jackie Curran. My family lived at 121 Mathieson Street-one up. My Ma was Maggie and Da was John Curran, sister Betty, Annette and Maria Curran. If anyone remembers us please contact as we are trying to fill in family memory gaps. Thank you in advance.-Jack Curran. PS I was born in 1947 and we left the Gorbals in 1955.

Submitted by: Jack Curran
London, England
21/08/08
Email: jenny.curran@ntlworld.com
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Forgot tae add the lock on the door wis "THERE'S SOMEBODY IN"

Submitted by: Anon
Retired
Not supplied
21/08/08
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Well well well at last the Gorbals is where it should be, maist folk in my time never came frae the gorbals the sooside wis hame I would guess that naebody in their right mind would be taured wi the brush that was painting aw the blethers an' havers written about it mind ye come tae think on it the folk west o' Crown Street did hiv a want aboot them like as in want tae stey in Hutchie or Oatlands that wis real folk across Crown Street wis jist a transit camp big hooses handed doon no like us toffs livin' it up in singl' en's an' al fresco lavys where ye could hae a read o' the material that wisnae kind tae yir bum which by the way wis aw ridges by the time ye hid finished readin' Happy Days.

Submitted by: Anon
Retired
Not supplied
21/08/08
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I'm also trying to get in touch with Jim Moffatt and David they lived in Cumberland st in 40sand 50s There mum and dad were Jeassie and Alex they were my cousins her single name was Dargie

Submitted by: Irene Dumbreck
Ajax, Ont
21/08/08
Email: scotch_lassie@hotmail.com
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Hello can anyone remember my dad leo byrne 1940-1980 or my uncle james patrick byrne 1930-1994 thanks paul

Submitted by: Paul
Sheffield, England
20/08/08
Email: kay.byrne@sky.com
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1930's My nana and grandpa 2 norfolk st or cres children; billy, helen, james, anyone remember them. Family moved to penilee contact me please.

Submitted by: McGregor
Glasgow, Scotland
20/08/08
Email: marnie1956@aol.com
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I stayed at 121 mathieson st. born 1940 married john cummings moved to castlemilk in 1955 work in wills tobaco works duke st. moved to australia came back 1972 into castlemilk downcraig rd.

Submitted by: Betty Curran/Cummings
Glasgow, Scotland
20/08/08
Email: bettycummings@ntlworld.com
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f.a.o. betty fennell read your message i think your brother michael may be an old schoolmate i tried your e-mail did not work i went to st francis school then to st bonaventures hope to hear from you john

Submitted by: John Duffy
Basingstoke, England
19/08/08
Email: jduffy4@sky.com
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WELL THANKS FOR THAT BIT OF INFORMATION, SO MY SISTERS WERE RIGHT IN TELLING ME THAT WE CAME FROM HUTCHY TOON AND THERE ALL THAT TIME I THOUGHT I WAS A WEE GLESGA LASS FAE THE GORBALS OH WELL DOES NOT CHANGE ME IN ANY WAY STILL DOES THAT MEAN AH CANNIE SAY THAT AM FAE THE GORBALS WI SO MUCH PRIDE OCH JIST HIV TI BATTER SOME WAN DAM

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, Canada
19/08/08
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I was born at 11 Gorbals Street and then emigrated east to Sandyfaulds Street never knew I was an immigrant to hutchiestown but never mind. Never did own a corner shop just stayed there and in 66 moved to Waddell Court a few hundred yards down Waddell Street. another mass emigration for us without a nation. It tickles me what some people come out with and spend their poor lives debating. Anyway Happy Birthday to my big Sister Margaret Burns who emigrated to Renfrew some of you might never have heard of it especially you who stayed west of Crown Street but it does exist I can assure you it is on the map. Happy Birthday Margaret from your young brother Mick who is not sure where he is from anymore. I saw the photo's and it looked like you had a great time. I was in a place called America just shot of Crown Street when you were celebrating. God bless you all. Sent you an email. Mick.

Submitted by: Mick Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
18/08/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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Hi Hazel Gallacher, Denis Mochan here, i have responded to your e`mail address, the message has been accepted but no acknowledgement from yourself, could you confirm your e`mail address again i can assure you i am interested Denis Mochan

Submitted by: Denis Mochan
Rocgester, UK
18/08/08
Email: dmx123@fsmail.net
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HI, Im looking for anyone who remembers my granparents Joseph and Mary Kirk,who lived in crown street. They had 4 children......James, Mamie, Joseph and Kathleen.

Submitted by: Katrina Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
17/08/08
Email: kat77_7@hotmail.com
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Hi I was born 23 Mathieson St went to St Francis then Holyrood Married to Bridgeton guy Frank Hewitt have just returned from Gold Coast Australia now living in Newlands Maiden name Igoe Mothers Name Mc Cusker they were all hawkers the Igoes used to have second hand shop Caledonia Rd Would love to here from anyone who knows me or any of my relatives

Submitted by: Catherine Hewitt
Glasgow, Scotland
15/08/08
Email: francat1939@yahoo.co.uk
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hello surrey boy i think i remember some of thoes guys its been a long timei had miss cox as a teacher you brought back some memories hope this finds you ok peter

Submitted by: Peter Diver
Oshawa, Canada
15/08/08
Email: peterdiver@rogers.com
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Hi Margaret, photos were sent to you a few days ago, if you have not got them let me know, is not a problem to send them again Bye for now, norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Rutherglen, Glasgow
15/08/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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Would like to know what happened to my school friend - Debbie MacMillan who lived in the Waddell Ct flats and went to Adelphi Sec. circa 1970-72.

Submitted by: Margaret Boyd
Paisley, Renfrewshire
14/08/08
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My parents and grandparents came from the great Gorbals. All my life I hear of Moffat Stret, the bees cinema,Florence street, hayfield primary, st.francis, the pen, oregon street,spring lane, gilmour street adelphi terrace waddell court rutherglen road the bully wee toryglen street camden street cale road coburn street south york street etc etc.

Submitted by: Robert McCormack
Glasgow, Scotland
14/08/08
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My father was Robert McCormack who lived at 380 Rutherglen Road. The family was Rita,Betty,Sadie,May, John Robert and James. My gran and granpa were John and Sarah. I still keep in regular contact with Jim who now lives in Blantyre. He is still friends with Hugh Bonner who lived in the same close, he now stays in Rutherglen. They have known each other since they were 3, both are now over seventy.! Can you remember any of them,? as I find that as I get older I want to know all about them. My dad Robert married Margaret Murray who lived in Moffat street, we moved to Govanhill in the sixties and then to Polllockshields in the seventies. Regards Robert (jnr)

Submitted by: Robert McCormack
Glasgow, Scotland
14/08/08
Email: r.mccormack@ntlworld.com
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Hi All, first time on very good sight, brought up in Moffat St till late sixtys moved us up to priesthill for a year but were able to return to Gorbals st(119) St Francis,St Johns then on Maggie Marys Stanley St joined Merchant Navy at 16 (still there )in 1969 Seaforth bar was my local it was so sad coming back from sea to find streets disappering,good friends moved on, Came home from one trip to find my family had been shifted to pine place had to go to seaforth bar to find new address happy days indeed ,if anybody still out there knows me be nice to get in touch

Submitted by: Eddie Murphy
Glasgow, Scotland
14/08/08
Email: spudmurphs@ntlworld.com
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Thanks Owen for map of 50's Gorbals. Amazed at the disappearing streets, and demolished schools. Born there 1957. Left mid-60's. But can still remember some area's up to early 70's.

Submitted by: PK
Richmond, England
14/08/08
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Hi Mick Brazil, am sorry a got that message wrong that i jist sent yi, i got mixed up wi big Manny ( James McManus) who lived up the next close ti Manny Curran, Manny Curran did go ti Holyrood, i knew him well, and sadly ti say Manny Curran passed away a while ago, he was a young man, and a nice guy, sorry ti be the bearer of bad news Mick. Tony D.

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
14/08/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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HI to Patricia kananagh, well as you said Patricia, the Gorbals has changed, but if yi drank in the Lizzie (Elizabethan) well all yi hiv ti do is go inti Liptons, it used ti be the Railway Club,its at the corner of Pollokshaws Rd.and Cuberland St. if yi go there on a Sat. night yi will have a great time, and yi will meet loads of people who used ti sing in the Lizzie in the 70s, an if yi hiv any trouble gettin in, jist mention my name ti the guys oan the door, an yer in ;)) jist ask for me, awe the best ...Tony D

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
14/08/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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I have very fond memories of 2 girls i used to hang around with, linda copeland that lived in Nicholson st and married a tall guy by the name of Keegan, i think and Linda reid that was madly in love with big matt burks would love to hear how they are, great site

Submitted by: Annon
Not supplied
14/08/08
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Hi Gorbalites Just to add to last e-mail. My brother-in-law David Reilly was born in the Gorbals in 1948. He's written and published a wonderful book of his Gorbals memories in verse form. The book is 'Oot the Windae',and the publisher is Lindsay Publications. It's packed with old photos of the Gorbals. A great read!

Submitted by: Jack Curran
London, England
14/08/08
Email: jenny.curran@ntlworld.com
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Hello Surrey Boy, I was at St. John's at the time you mention, I have some photos of the school team of that time and remember the names you mention, I phoned Tommy Dick in Glasgow and he may have a class photo, you mention Johnny Duffy I remember Connie Duffy, Frank Sweeney, Teddy O'Hagan, also I am in contact with Peter Diver who is in Canada, if you can contact me on email I will send on some photos. Frank

Submitted by: Frank Ford
Whyalla, So Australia
13/08/08
Email: FrankFordWHY@gmail.com
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FAO: Mary Campbell sorry about the delay regarding info on Malky Campbell but i am sorry that he is not the same one that you are looking for,Malky was my cousin and he married a lady called Bridie and they went to live in England many years ago,sorry that he is not the one you are looking for but i hope you have good luck in your search Cathie

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
13/08/08
Email: c.meek1@ntlworld.com
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Re- Rita Moffat28/5 M&M was at top of Logan St. stretching through from Bilbao St. The night the landmine fell in Logan St hit M&M (think the full name was McMillan & Munro) next to the ice work. My Mother and my young sister were living with her brother at 139 Wolseley St.but the windows were in Logan St.above the Mission Hall ceilings all came down windows all came in. I was not there I was evacuated to Kirkcubrishire. That day lots of girls arrived with only the clothes they were wearing faces still black from were their houses(New Houses) were hit. Two of them Cathie Ridge & Margaret Ridge were put in my dormetary We became great pals and had a great time there.Re Crisp factory at night worked in an office during the day so had to wash my hair every night when I came in to get rid of the smell of the oil then dry it in front of the fire no hairdriers then.It was called Polycrisps the owners name was Tony Politzi he had been a singer with Joe Losshe had a lovely voi! ce as all the other Italian men who worked there. I still have the lovely glasses they gave mefor a wedding present. Re- Mrs Healy I remember a Mrs. Healy think her name was Margaret she lived low down No.51she was a very nice woman always at the sink cleaning everything was spotless think she had 2 children seem to remember a little boy with red hairremember the husband vaguely the name Tim rings a bell.The shop you worked in was not ther e when I lived in McNeil St.it was an ice cream cafe belonged to the Crolla family Angelina was the womans name next door was a newsagents called McInTyres belonged to 2 sisters Agnes and Mirren another sister Maggie worked in it they all lived round the corner in Ballater St. Loved your letter about going up the town & the half pound box of chocolates.Does anyone remember when sweets were rationed if you had used up all your coupons you took a 2lb bag of sugar to M&M outside the coliseum and exchanged it for sweets?

Submitted by: Christina & James Philbin
London, England
13/08/08
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fao Dennis Mochan Are you getting my e-mails let me know Hazel

Submitted by: Hazel
Sarnia, Canada
13/08/08
Email: hazel_gallacher@live.ca
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FAO Patricia Kavanagh there are not many pubs left in the Gorbals now you would have to cross the "Watter" to the Shipbank were they have brilliant singers got to be in early on a Sat/Sun to get a seat. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
13/08/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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To Mick Brazil If it is Patrick Trainer of Hutchesontown Court aged 58+ by now. He moved to Balbriggan near Dublin, the last I heard of him. He still has some family living in Glasgow, i.e. sister Bridie, brother John.

Submitted by: Gorbals Colleen
Donegal, Eire
13/08/08
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Note from Webmaster: It has come to our attention that someone has been sending unrelated emails using this site for addresses. I would therefore like to warn visitors of this and thank you for contributing to the site, however if you leave your email address, you do so at your own risk. Hi ti Mick Brazil, i knew Manny Curran, and Pat Trainers name rings a bell, if its the same Manny Curran, he went ti the same school as me, we both went ti St. Johns Academy For Young Gentlemen , in Clellend St. in the Gorbals, and my auld man Tim Donnelly, and Joe Gallagher ran the bus fi Bennys Bar, my aild man worked behind the bar, and so did my Brother, they called him young Tim,a remember those days aweright,great times, an a smashin bus it was as well, and while i am on a roll here, i see a few people with kinda dodgy adresses on here, thinking they where from the Gorbals, well let mi enlighten yi, anything east of Crown Street was Hutchie Town, or Oatlands, i get this arguement aweeee the time, if yi live east of Crown Street, yer no fi the Gorbals sorry, i await with baited breath, for this ti be discussed at a later date, hahahaha,a kin see the smoke comin oot a lot of yir ears right noo, lol, God Bless the Gorbals, and awe you lot fi Hutchie an Oatlands, dream on, lol....

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
13/08/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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Does anyone know a family that lived in the gorbals called shiveral it would be great to know.

Submitted by: Karen Shiveral
Corby, Northants
12/08/08
Email: darren-karen@tiscali.co.uk
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Hi Gorbalites I am trying to trace some pals that I went to Hayfield School with in the 40's and 50's. Any information would be gratefully received. There names are Helen Kater(Cater?)-she stayed in Waddell St and her father was a boxer. She went to Canada and she already had brothers or sisters there. Anne Hay and I were best buddies and were facinated by the Peter Pan film and the scraps- being able to fly was taken as possibility through our imaginings. She had an older sister Margaret who sadly died of TB when she was young. Phamie Duff was another wee pal she stayed in the "new hooses" I think it was Snowden street or there abouts. Love to catch up with any or all of them and check out how our lives went. Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
12/08/08
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I would like to contact Evelyn Wright from 41 Cumberland Street. She was bridesmaid to my parents who married in St Johns Chapel on 29th May 1950 and also lived for a time at the same address. Would love to visit Glasgow, but is it true that St.Johns has been demolished?

Submitted by: Sarah McCallion
Buncrana, Ireland
11/08/08
Email: sarahmc0708@yahoo.ie
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Thanks all who responded to my email asking for Abbotsford Place pics. Especially Agnes Herrity, Norrie and B Malcolm. I am waiting patiently for the pics, especially yours Agnes as I said, it is always difficult to see my particular house in the sites I have looked at in the past. I have the book which was also suggested and it is the same old picture unfortunately. Thanks for the suggestion Owen but hey presto didnt do it. thanks again, keep up the great work all. Margaret P.S M Bernstein my neighbour you may have known Miss Goldie??

Submitted by: Margaret
Glasgow, Scotland
11/08/08
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I have a class photo taken about 1960/61 when i went to Hayfield school. I don't remember all of the kids in my class, we would have been about 10 /11 years, some i remember are:- John McKinnon, Philip Robertson, another boy called Philip, ?Ferguson,Gavin ?, twins ,Elenor & Jennifer, Joyce Robertson,Sandra Henderson, Betty Fenton, Eileen who was betty's cousin,Tommy Docherty,Alex McNair. I may have got some of the names wrong,if anyone would like a copy i will email one to them.

Submitted by: Sandra
Canada
11/08/08
Email: gorbalsgal@hotmail.com
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susan or p devlin i live in dumbarton if you like if your still seeking kathleen madden i can see if anyone knows her....

Submitted by: Annon
Dumbarton
10/08/08
Email: swell2cu@live.co.uk
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To the Kelly's,I was born a couple of mminutes AFTER Hughie Douglas next close,him and I remained friends for many years,and also Sheila Breslin was born downstairs from me an hour later,don't know if you know her. Anyway I did reeive an e mail from a relative of Rose Conner and Margaret Davitt and she told me Margaret still lives in Glasgow,Rose went to Australia with her Husband and kids. Rose was my"Girl friend"9We were only 14 at the time. My Uncle Hughie and Jock Conner along with John Burke and Nicky Ramsay were the best of pals.Jock went into the Scots Guards and got killed in the war,winning the M.M. If you need any more information,feel free to e mail me Andy

Submitted by: Andy Clarke (aka Smith)
Scarborough, On Canada
10/08/08
Email: andrewclarke@canada.com
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I lived in the Gorbals till I was 9 years of age and wonder if anyone remembers our family John, Sally & of course me. Mum & Dad John & Isa and most of mum & dads family lived there too. Mum was Isabella Fleming one of may children and dad was John Gibson he had brothers Dave, James, Ben and a sister Marion. Trying to do a family tree and would love to hear from anyone who knows my family.

Submitted by: Mariette Wilson (nee Gibson)
York
09/08/08
Email: mhairi147@yahoo.co.uk
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Hi Folks Anyone out there remember the good sing songs in the elizabethan bar in the seventies. I went home to the Gorbals last Month and couldnt find a pub with any entertainment on. Oh for the good old days when there was a pub on every corner.

Submitted by: Patricia Kavanagh
Hall Doncaster, England
08/08/08
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To the web master; If you read my e mail correctly you will see that I did not ask for the persons address, but only said where did you live, now this place has been demolished over 40 years ago so she would not be staying there! She wanted a photo and I was trying to establish what end of Abbotsford place she lived, I lived at the very top end so if she lived at the bottom it would make a big difference believe me, thats all. Melvin Reply from Webmaster: Hi Melvin, sorry but I must have misread your message. However, on quite a few occasions other visitors to the site have tried to post home addresses with their messages, so the message was to ALL visitors not just yourself.

Submitted by: M Bernstein
Glasgow, Scotland
08/08/08
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Hi. Would like to see any school photos of Mrs Cox class from St Johns boys Portugal st.Approx.1951-1956. Some of the names were, John Enright, Charlie Shields, Dennis Dougan, Dennis Connachen, Johnny Duffy, Eddie Odonnell. I would also love to taste a penny bun from the jewish bakers in Dunmore st. We used to eat them with the free school milk in class.

Submitted by: Surrey-boy
Glasgow, Scotland
08/08/08
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Hi Hazel, i am not ignoring you, i am responding to your e`mail address but it keeps coming back, perhaps you can confirm it for me, thank you, Denis Mochan

Submitted by: Denis Mochan
Rochester, England
08/08/08
Email: dmx123@fsmail.net
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Hi moffat, Anna Jessie Sadie David and May Henderson are my cousins. Their Mother Annie was my Mother's sister. Anna was married to Jimmy Moffat. If you need any more info you can e-mail me

Submitted by: Ann Docherty
Corunna, Canada
08/08/08
Email: anrdoc@cogeco.ca
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FAO: hugh carr do you know my brother andrew o neill who went to st margret marys at that time anne?

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St.Catharines, Canada
07/08/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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FAO Cathie Meek have emailed you Cathie but it has bounced back to me Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
06/08/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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FAO Hughie Carr: Shuggie your name rings a bell but I can't place a face (memory fades)I was born in 1951 myself in the Gorbals but went to St Lukes until 1960 then moved to Toryglen. I lived in Castlemilk for a couple of years as a teenager had a couple of pals John Mctaggart,(Taggy)and Mick Burns, I think they both went to St Margaret Mary's maybe I met you through them if you knew them. I was back in Glesga recently and somebody told me John Docherty another St MM lad lives in the channel Islands also,If you Know him he might be able to help you with your school picture. good luck with them Gerry McLean

Submitted by: Gerry McLean
San Jose, USA
06/08/08
Email: gtmclean@gmail.com
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Andy Clarke I vaguely remember you from last year on this web site you knew hugh douglas but who did not know hugh and the connors from errol st, jock, rose, and margaret davit. Just wondering if you ever caught up with any of them. jock was killed in the war. This is my husbands mail address and he does not like me to give it out.

Submitted by: The Kellys
USA
06/08/08
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re oxford lane my dad owen martin now 84 tells me it was a young lad bobby graham he thinks there was a fight and bobby climbed out window to get away very lucky to survive

Submitted by: Not supplied
Glasgow, Scotland
06/08/08
Email: brianmartin26@fsmail.net
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Does anyone remember the robertsons who stayed in crown st. Alby Gina and Thomas.

Submitted by: Andrew Robertson
East Kilbride, Scotland
06/08/08
Email: weeandy67@hotmail.com
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fao: Dennis Mochan - was hoping you would get in touch. A lot of water under the bridge that us cousins don't know about.Im not into taking sides about who was right or wrong just trying to keep whats left of us cousins together. I've been in contact with Alex and the twins. Please get in touch if only to say your not interested. I'll understand. Hope all is well with you and your family Hazel Booth.

Submitted by: Hazel Sarnia,
Canada
06/08/08
Email: hazel_gallacher@live.ca
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Does anyone remember the man who fell out the window at 6 Oxford Lane about 1957?

Submitted by: David McKay
Irvine, Ayrshire
05/08/08
Email: david_mckay1@hotmail.com
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Does anyone remember my family. Our name was Campbell and we stayed at 97 Wolseley Street, Oatlands from 1957 to 1963? My father was Malky Campbell and my mother was Doris (or Dot) Campbell. There were four of us "weans" Dorothy was the eldest, I was next (Mary) and then there was James and then Janice. Dorothy and I went to Wolseley Street School. My mother died in March 1963 when Janice was only 3. For one reason or another we never had any photos of my mum and we can't find any info re her past. I know it's a long shot but it's worth a try. Does anyone remember and are there any photos out there????

Submitted by: Mary Campbell
Livingston, Scotland
05/08/08
Email: mswean@googlemail.com
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FAO Alec Bowie, Thanks for the message Alec, Just to clarify things Alec, My Grannie was Mabel Elliott, My mother was Mabel Elliott, your grannies daughter and your mothers sister, I understand your mother has passed away Alec and possibly your dad Sandy, could you give me details, also i am 61 Alec, i was born in 1947, how old are you? I cannott recall ever seeing you, have you got any brothers or sisters? i understand my sister, Mabel, spent a lot of time with your mother, i can recall your mother and father at our place in Carntyne i am talking the late fifties, my father re-married after my mother died he married an evil swine who did her best to stop us seeing my mothers family. So Many Questions Denis

Submitted by: Denis Mochan
Rochester, Kent
05/08/08
Email: dmx123@fsmail.net
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I lived in Abbotsford Place 1941 - 1953 and went to Abbotsford School. Have a recollection of a young girl "Marie" who came from the "Isles" to stay with her Granny in Cavendish or Cumberland street so she could go to school but I think she was abducted and murdered some time late 40s early 50s. Anyone recall this?

Submitted by: Maureen
New Zealand
05/08/08
Email: momnat@paradise.net.nz
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We at Saint Francis Pipe Band are interested in any information, memories, photos, film, video or anything relating to the Bands history. Having recently celebrated its 80th Year it is one of the longest running groups in the Gorbals. Any names or info would be great as we try to reconstruct the Bands history.

Submitted by: Anthony O'Doibhailein
Gorbals, Glasgow
05/08/08
Email: anthony@saintfrancispipeband.com
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Hi I went to St.Margaret school, my best friend was Rosemary Mulholland her stepfather was Raminsky I met him in the Gorbals at there flat

Submitted by: Betty Gallacher
Govan, Glasgow
05/08/08
Email: betmuck@sbcglobal.net
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Alex Duff former Gorbals Darts Champion, Glasgow Champion, and Scottish International player, from the Sou Wester Bar in Bridge St, has just been inducted into the American Darts Hall of Fame, for his charity work for Muscular Dystrophy in the 70s, anyone out there ever play for or go into the Sou Wester Bar

Submitted by: Alex Duff
Glasgow, Scotland
04/08/08
Email: alexanderduff@msn.com
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Hi there Magaret, I lived in Abbotsford place, just a few yards from the the railway bridge, luckily my bedroom was on the other side because the noise of those old steam trains was horrendous. I am jewish but I went to Abbotsford place school, I have some old photos so let me know where you lived Bye Mel. Note from Webmaster: For security reasons, NO home addresses will be published on the website, so please contact the person by email to pass on address details.

Submitted by: M Bernstein
Glasgow, Scotland
04/08/08
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FAO B Malcolm.I was reading your message about living in Abbotsford place, and that you had photos of your school.Is it Abbotsford.I went there between 1953-1960. You must have a great memory, I can't remember any of the teachers.I have been trying to get photos of the school, and pupils for a long time.before the school closed they had a brilliant night, taking us back to when the school first opened, and lots of different things, like plays ect. We all had to wear a badge with our names on and what years we were there. It was a great night. We all got a mug saying Abby was the best wee school in Glesga.My name when I was at the school was Agnes Kerr, and I lived at 20b bedford St. I would just love to see any photos you have, I would even pay for copies if it was possible. Please get in touch, please please. Ta AGNES.

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
04/08/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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I was born in the Gorbals in 1951 and went to St Francis School but moved to Castlemilk in 1958 and went to St Margaret Mary's primary then on to St Margaret Mary's secondary. I was wondering/hoping that someone who may remember me might have any old shcool photographs that they could send me or where I might find them?

Submitted by: Hughie Carr (shuggie)
Jersey, Channel Islands
03/08/08
Email: hughiecarr@jerseymail.co.uk
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Hi Margaret, send me your email address, I have several photos of Abbotsford Place Bye for now, norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
03/08/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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looking for anybody who attended Adelphi Secondary between 1980-1984

Submitted by: John
Glasgow, Scotland
03/08/08
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Does anyone remember the Fennell family. we grew up on Kidson Street, My mon's name was Cathy. My brother Michael, sisters Anne, Bernadette, then I came along, last wean of the family Cathy, we call her Rena.

Submitted by: Betty Fennell
Glasgow, Scotland
03/08/08
Email: efennell@carolina.rr.com
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fao: Margaret RE. Abbotsford place. log on to google.com, go to the top of the page and press on IMAGES, then type in ABBOTSFORD PLACE GLASGOW, and hay presto, photos of ABBOTSFORD PLACE will appear.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
02/08/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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FAO Margaret from Glasgow. I have a photo of Abbotsford place, taken from the window of my house in Bedford St.If you would like to e-mail me I will get a copy of the photo and sent it to you. Agnes

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
02/08/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Does anyone know the where abouts of jim brown who lived in fauldhouse st just oposite the steamie he moved to castlemilk he had a sister called jenny who worked in m and m's in bilboa st.

Submitted by: Robert McCurley
St Peters Port, Guernsey
31/07/08
Email: weejimmy81@hotmail.com
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Have not seen any "TEN QUID" postings for a while!!! Are you out there in "OZ" and are you OK ???

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf,
USA
30/07/08
Email: Glenmornin@aol.com
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Looking for info on Hugh Wiseman my mum cousin, last address for him was Cathkinview pl langside, his wife was Bernie, he used to be involved with Rancel football team many years ago, also my grandfather Harry Kane address before he died 65 Eglinton st, know he was active in helping others in the area. I was born at 221 Caledonia rd 1950 Dad Pat Kelly mum Vera nee Kane.

Submitted by: Veronica
Vancouver, Canada
30/07/08
Email: vmcginn@dccnet.com
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I did find a relative of my mother's on this site and was hoping I could find some background on my father's side. My father was Robert Gerard Scott, baptized at St. Columba Catholic church. He was born in 1908. My grandparents were Thomas Scott and Mary Fletcher. They lived at 6 Hopehill Road. Can some of the old timers from Gorbals remember this family. My dad went to St. Francis School. He came to Canada around 1926 where he married my mother Margaret Kane(who also was from the Gorals. Absolutely any information on my Dad's family would be fantastic. Thanks, Cathy

Submitted by: Cathy Bolger
Vancouver, Canada
30/07/08
Email: wabolger@shaw.ca
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FAO Margaret. I lived at 27 Abbotsford Place. Owen Dougan advised me to get a book called The Gorbals, An Illustrated History. It arrived from Amazon today, and has photos of nearly all Abby. Fantastic book, thanks Owen.

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Falcarragh, Co.Donegal
29/07/08
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com
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FAO of Alec Bowie, hi Alec my apologies for any offence caused, i will just clarify things first, I can assure you Grannie Elliott was not a Mochan, i can vaguley remember her in Thistle St when i was young the next time i saw her was when she was dying in the Royal Infirmary about the late Eighties early Nineties, i was with Auntie Sheila, i saw some comments written by you about Charlie Elliott, i turned up at his house in Newton Mearns with my sister one day she wanted to introduce me to Charlie, i have no recollection whatever of him, i have of all of the rest of my Aunts and Uncles from the Elliotts, He was not at home so we left a messgage and a card for him, my sister Mabel knew him well, she used to live with him. as far as Jeannie Dick is concerned i believe that when she died young Gilbert Elliott was left everything she had, i kept in touch with uncle Gilbert and uncle Billy over the last few years the family had my contact details but in both cases they both died over the last 18 months yet no one informed me until after the event, in both cases i was told by Gilbert Elliott by way of, Billys Dead, that was it. I remember your mother very well with great affection, i remember she used to come on a Sunday night and bath us kids after my mother Die, i do not know what happened Alec but we were not allowed to go near my mothers family after she died, that was 1950 hence the reason we lost contact with all, i searched Glasgow for my mothers grave and found it in Cardonald cemetary, i have had a lovely stone put on her grave, i intend to come to Glasgow in the next few weeks, i am 61 how old are you. Denis

Submitted by: Denis Mochan
Rochester, UK
29/07/08
Email: dmx123@fsmail.net
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FAO Neil Bradford.My great grandmother was Ann Jane McGinlay born around 1869 and was married to a Thomas Smalls Kilkie,both from Glasgow so if you would like to give me some contact details i can show you a big family tree if its the same ones.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
29/07/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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FAO: PK Ritchmomd. no bother with the email address. g132yn@bushinternet.com. as soon as you send me a Postal address,I will letter post the printout to you. Owen dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
29/07/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Margaret, I lived in Abbotsford place I have loads of photos especially the school, I went to the school 1954-1961, Miss Murray, Mr Buchanan, remember them? A teacher was murdered during this time but I cant remember her name. I knew a Margaret Mirelees is that you?

Submitted by: B Malcolm
Easterhouse, Glasgow
29/07/08
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Norrie mcdonald. I lived at 29 hospital st at the bottom nearest to the clyde, across from the sawmills from 1947. Was there a fish market and a jewish baker shop there? Do you remember the dunlop garage between hospital st. &thisle st? Do you remember the wains putting nails on the tramlines to make little swords & the bogey's with skates. That we pushed up&down the street next to the sawmill.

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, Lancashire
29/07/08
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi all, Loving the anecdotes. Dont see or recognise anyone from Abbotsford Place, would love to hear from anyone.Would especially like if anyone has pictures of the street or could advise me where to look. I have already checked The Mitchell Libray. Hoping to show my sons the beautiful building I lived in. Well my fingers are crossed. Margaret

Submitted by: Margaret
Scotland
28/07/08
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Re: the south side sawmills i worked @ BOTH HOSPITAL ST & calder st. I was mainly involved in the formica / plywoods dept but like everybody else worked where & when required.

Submitted by: Norrie McDonald
Cumbernauld, Scotland
28/07/08
Email: norman.macdonald@sky.com
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Foa Dennis Mochan. My granny was Mabel Elliiot. I always knew her maiden name to be Mochan? As for communication Dennis.........always happy to speak. I don`t put email in as it leads to so much spam. Thanks Agnes for the picture hall memories. Another two I went to were the Embassy and Waverely....both in Shawlands. Alas I just missed The Avion in Thornliebank. I seem to remember going to it one day and it was raised to the ground!! Did it go on fire?

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland
27/07/08
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FAO any body that used to hang about the corner of Nicholson St. and Norfolk St.as i am trying to find out about an old friend of mine called marge clarke the last time i saw her she was living in govanhill at one of the lads mothers house i think she expecting a baby but i moved to manchester and lost contact with everyone

Submitted by: Norfolk Arms Punter
Manchester, England
27/07/08
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Anyone know Laura Slowey, Mary Hamilton who went to Oatlands school in the 30's and 40's?

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
27/07/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Would like to contact moira connor (Mcbrearty) and anthony, joyce and vicky. I had lunch with carey connor last week but i still haven't managed to contact the family, whom i haven't seen for a lot of years. Thank you andy clarke

Submitted by: Andy Clarke
Scarborough, Ont. Canada
27/07/08
Email: andrewclarke@canada.com
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John herraghty, Grandson of Owen herraghty. Owen herraghty came from Letterkenny, Ireland. one of twelve children

Submitted by: John Herraghty
Glasgow, Scotland
27/07/08
Email: jonnibwoi@hotmail.com
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Does anybody remember the turnbulls from portugal street? There were george, tom, nicholas, billy ,jackie, margaret and jean.

Submitted by: Jackie Turnbull Glasgow, Scotland
26/07/08
Email: jackie1933@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi there just seen this site, anyone go to bonny's 1967-1970 i was the goalkeeper in the football team also had a twin brother called franny woods

Submitted by: John Woods
Glasgow, Scotland
26/07/08
Email: johnwoods55@msn.com
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Anyone got a photo of the coronation street party in thistle street would love a photo of it...

Submitted by: Not supplied
London, England
26/07/08
Email: gorbals205@yahoo.com
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FAO Anon. Thanks for all your support, and good luck in your campaign to get Prince out of the Bar-L. Personally, I'd leave him there. Rose

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Falcarragh, Co.Donegal
25/07/08
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com
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To Duncan Lynch just had to say hello.I do'nt know if you remember me I'm Sarah Platt's daughter. all the best Sarah

Submitted by: Sarah
Melbourne, Australia
25/07/08
Email: mrsmac1937@hotmail.com
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Hi, does anyone remember a may mcghee from the gorbals she came from a large family and think she went to camden school any info would be greatly appreciated

Submitted by: Shona
Hainsworth Leeds, England
25/07/08
Email: shainsworth@sky.com
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FAO Owen Dougan. Sorry, but I misread your message of help!! Can you supply an email address, so that I can send you my address please? Many Thanks for taking the time and trouble!

Submitted by: PK
Richmond, England
25/07/08
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Hi to Moffat 22/7/08 Which Moffat are you-I was born in 66 McNeil St and my sister Janet was too. All of the Aunts and Uncles have since gone. Auntie Peggie was the oldest of the Moffats and passed away 2 years ago at the grand old age of 98. Her sisters and brothers were;Alan Moffat;James Boabie;Ina;Nettie;May;Nellie;Cathy;Liz; Nancy.Loads of Moffat cousins too; Annette; Jean;Alan;Nan;Flora;James;Nancy; Helen;Flora;Nancy;James Tom.Millions of other cousins too-but their surname isn't Moffat.Ring any bells? Please tell me some names of relatives and maybe we will find out we are related!! Rita Moffat

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
24/07/08
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I am searching for information regarding Kathleen Bernadette Madden who lived at 125 Hospital Street in the late 1940s - early 1950s. She was part of an Irish family and had several (?) sisters and a father living. I believe that her mother had died by 1951. I have reason to believe that she may have worked at the whiskey bond. She would have been in her late teens around 1950 (17-19). If anyone knows Kathleen or any of her family and can provide more information or put me in touch, I would very much appreciate it.

Submitted by: Susan
LA, USA
24/07/08
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Currently researching family history, i have a relative who i think may of been a teacher, someone mentioned a teacher callled McGinlay at holyrood, my relative was called John Ramsay McGinlay b.1916. could it be same person?

Submitted by: Neil Bradford
London, UK
24/07/08
Email: grafter0917@yahoo.co.uk
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FAO Katy of Glasgow Yes I was at James Marleys funeral. I lived next door to Letty and James in Moffat St. It was Lettys sister Isa (God Rest her Soul) who took my oldest girl a walk in her pram (who is now 47) left her outside Bennets the dairy and was away for ages somewhere else. She walked past my window and I shouted to her "where was the wean" she let out a roar and run down to the pen at Moffat St.to get her. By this time the wean had S... in her nappie and it had come of and all the S... was over the wean and the pram. I think I was the talk of Moffat St. for ages after that. I could have choked her at the time but after it we all laughed about it HA!HA! Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
23/07/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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K. Glynn. The picture of the two boys was taken in 1948, and it looks to me like they may have been five or six years old, which in 2000 would have made them in their late fifties or early sixties. Joan

Submitted by: Joan
USA
23/07/08
Email: artandjoan@comcast.net
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Would like to contact a very old friend John McCutcheon from Commercial Rd, he was a very good pianist and lived next to the Bees

Submitted by: Robert Brierley
Brisbane, Australia
23/07/08
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someone who did not supply a name said "the mcconvilles went to Castlemilk". Which McConvilles would that be?

Submitted by: Not supplied
Glasgow, Scotland
23/07/08
Email: terrimccue1@aol.com
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FAO Owen Dougan. Big Thank-You for print-out of Gilmour St area. I don't have personal e.mail address, but can exchange data via Works e.mail address. Thanks to all others who answered my request!

Submitted by: PK
Richmond, England
22/07/08
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Hi everyone, what a wonderful site. Can anyone help me please? I am trying to trace my family who are Thomas Black, Andrew Black, Robert Black to name just a few. Robert and Andrew were upholsterers & cabinet makers on oxford and south portland street in the late 1800's and Thomas was a tailor from cambuslang. Hope someone here can help m out. Regards Sue

Submitted by: Sue Crilly
Wisbech, England
22/07/08
Email: suecrilly@hotmail.com
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Does anyone know what happened to the south side sawmills. Anyone work there in the mid to late sixties. either in the arches in hospital street or in 555 calder street

Submitted by: Not supplied
London, England
22/07/08
Email: gorbals205@yahoo.com
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re. tam lyons was his nickname hookie, Boo Boo gallacher was a good friend of mine, he stayed with his aunt or gran in thistle street spider stayed in hospital street. we went to the same school. sad to hear he passed away.

Submitted by: Not supplied
London, England
22/07/08
Email: gorbals205@yahoo.com
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FAO: Alex Bodie. Hi Alex. Thank you for your e-mail about The State pitures in Kings park. I remember it well, I lived in toryglen, a 10 mins walk from it ,and I spent a lot of time there. When it closed, and reopened as a Bingo hall, I went there to. The other piture house in Kings Park was The Florida Park in Ardmay Cress. It is now The Beechwood Pub. As I said before there was a story about a ghost in the pub was of a girl who worked in the cinema in the 60s. On the outside wall of the pub you can read the story of the ghost. The pub is a 2mins walk from Hamden Park at the Kings park end. There is a pub called the Florida Park on Battlefield Road. I also went to the Rio in Rutherglen, and The Odean. Oh the memories, smashing eh. Take care Agnes....

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
22/07/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Boys in calendar! Leslie Mason and George Davis don't fit the age profile as they would be about 80

Submitted by: K Glynn
Falkirk, Scotland
22/07/08
Email: glynnie2@hotmail.com
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FAO Sanny, I see you let Rose down, and made your excuses, that was unfair as she is is desperate for the photos you promised her , I was told by Pat you have them, I will offer you more money just to help dear Rose, come on Sanny whats your price?

Submitted by: Anon (Freedom for Prints Society)
Glasgow, Scotland
22/07/08
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DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE MOFFATS FROM THE GORBALS IN THE 40'S 50'S OR 60'S WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO DID! AND WHAT ABT THE HENDERSONS ASWELL ANNA JESSIE SADIE MAY, WOULD LOVE TO HER FROM ANYONE WHO KNEW THEM TOO.

Submitted by: Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
22/07/08
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I attended St.Bonaventure's between 1968-1971. I can remember teachers : Scanlon, Coyle, O'Sullivan, & Hastie.

Submitted by: Guy
Manchester, England
22/07/08
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Just saw a story from 21/9/06 From Loraine Pleases contact me as I was Eddies pal who was accross the road at 46

Submitted by: Robert Brierley
Not supplied
22/07/08
Email: bobandsally@optusnet.com.au
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can anyone tell me if they knew walter,robert & willie beveridge fae polmadie or hollybrook st?

Submitted by: Mhairi Stewart
Glasgow, Scotland
21/07/08
Email: cheeky46@live.co.uk
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HELP im not used to doing this so if its wrong accept my apologies now. Does anyone know any of these people - hector stewart wife meg fraser, charles stewart wife elizabeth bunce, charles stewart wife annie gordon - 1872 all from 12/14 carfin street some members of my family came from the gorbals like john fraser here is acouple of addresses westmorland st, mathieson st, aikenhead blackburn st, would appreciate any help given.

Submitted by: Mhairi Stewart
Glasgow, Scotland
21/07/08
Email: cheeky46@live.co.uk
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Amelia woz at a funeral at st lukes last month woz told a story bout u i think. Did sum wummin watch ur wean yrs n forget aw about it n leave it ootside a shop?

Submitted by: Katy
Glasgow, Scotland
21/07/08
Email: plazachic30@aol.com
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F.O.A wee mick it use be a lot of years since uve been around the gorbals THE MCCONVILLES WENT TO CASTLEMILK, Eddie Brady passed away a lot of years ago as did CAROL MURRAY (SUPER LASSIE) ALAN BRANNAN, JIM SINCLAIR, CAMMIE, NEESAY, FRAN MURRARY u will find in the Brazen Head doin the usual Tiddsy Screen the Pig n whistle Mick Tolan still around as far as a no hope this helps dont no everyone u are asking about cheers Mick

Submitted by: Not supplied
Not supplied
19/07/08
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Alex Bowie, Jean was the name of one of my uncles wives. So in a round about way we are related. Milt

Submitted by: Milt
Toronto, Canada
19/07/08
Email: mjelliott@rogers.com
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A bloke in Australia called James Anthony McGinley often spoke about coming from a family of 14 and the Gorbals in the 20s and 30s. Does this name and period of history ring a bell with anyone?

Submitted by: Pete
Australia
18/07/08
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Trying to find out any information I can on a grandfather's clock my family has with a brass face and the name Mitchell & Sons Gorbals written on it. It supposedly went from Scotland to Australia to the U.S.and was given to my Grandfather after 50 years with Otis Elevator Company. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance.

Submitted by: Don Snowdon
San Francisco California, USA
18/07/08
Email: dsnowdon@sbcglobal.net
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To Robert Brielly. I know most of families you spoke about. My grandparents lived at 46 Lawmoor St. Sarah

Submitted by: Sarah
Melbourne, Australia
18/07/08
Email: mrsmac1937@hotmail.com
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Thanks, Sanny, for letting us know. A big thank you to perthycottage, who sent me a lovely photo of Doyle's bar, Gorbal's Cross.

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Falcarragh, Donegal
17/07/08
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com
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Anybody out there attend Mathieson St. School between 1935 and 1942 and possess a class photo taken during these years? Would be delighted to hear from anyone who has.

Submitted by: Vi Liggat
Glenrothes, Scotland
15/07/08
Email: oatlands@talktalk.net
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Tina and Patsy Graham of Cumberland street. George and Moira Mc Brearty from Pebbles street would love to say hello again after all those years gone bye.

Submitted by: George Connor
Not supplied
15/07/08
Email: careyconnor74@hotmail.com
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Bill toronto, posted 01.04.08 re Walter Crown Street please contact me.

Submitted by: Alan Munro
Falkirk, Stirlingshire
15/07/08
Email: alangmunro@hotmail.com
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Duncan Lynch Did you have relatives on Kidson ST. also I had an aunt that lived on Oregon ST. her married name was Templeton,maiden name RAE she had one son. Tom

Submitted by: Jean
Church Hill TN, USA
15/07/08
Email: niaroo@embarqmail.com
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Hi mates i was born and brought up in naburn street in the gorbals i was sent to inverness when i was about 4 years old does anybody remember the hamills? my dads name was willie hamill and he was the door man at the paragan picture house for a few years glad to hear from anyone i now live in australia cheers james hamill i had 2x brothers billy and peter hamill

Submitted by: Jimmy Hamill
Glasgow, Scotland
15/07/08
Email: jandmhamill@bigpond.com.au
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looking for a old friend anne shearer, came from caledonian rd attended adelphi school last heard of in castlemilk anyone outthere know her thanks.

Submitted by: Anne Hannon
London, England
15/07/08
Email: annehannon@btinternet.com
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fao.PK.I have an old street atlas of Glasgow,if you email me your address, I can send you a printout of the exact location of gilmour street. regards, Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
15/07/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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hi mick ah used tae go oan the garryowen bus alang wae ma 2 pals neilly n smiler o donnell (sadly wee smiler has passed oan) we wer made onary members bak n 66 bcause we niver mist a match home or away the maguire bros ran the bus then sammy n john n wee higgy wen the bus wis gon a match ye wer garinteed the 3 a us n the driver wer alwis ther it wis a cunninghams bus fae paisly n wee jon wis the driver wen they startid pullin doon the dear green place (glesga cross)n the garryowen pub the bus left fae the mearns bar.bennys bus run by joe gallagher wis sumthi else wen ye wir gon tae the game n ye seen smoke n the horizin (it wisnae indians)it wis bennys bus they wir always brekkin doon!!! n joe shoutin any room oan yer bus fer a couple a punters.we used tae leeve fae portugal st jist across fae the rosebud pub nixt tae the chippy goan tae aberdeen at 8 n the mournin n gettin ther the bak a 2 n the efternin we wid stoap at perth tae take oan liquids a wis oanly aboot 10yr! s auld then n 1964 stiy ernite sleepin oan the bus wit an adventure!!!nae feers, yer initials mick remind me a sweetie a used tae like an m b bar luvly, remember the macaroon bar n the spearmint chewin gum!!!the guy gon roon the terricin, a seen that wee guy efter the match n he didnae wok wae a limp (think aboot it) a used tae men fer alift err the turnstile, bcause a wis tall the guy wid say heres the hauf a croon son u lift me err, grate stuff!!!. a think it wis wan n a tanner tae get in the boyz gate bit a coudnae afford that,that wis 3 pokes a chips n aboatle american cream soda, a feast,by the way mick ma nikname is flecky tall guy wae glesses n a proddy or as ma da n bruthers call me (still)a jump the dyke, no wit a mean? any wie mick thanx fer rattlin the auld grey matter, we stood at selik end rite haun side a the goal at the bak,the sooside bhoys jist doon fae us n the caley road bhoys jist alang tae the left nixt tae the shamrok bhoys, n parkheid wid b jumpin, n that ro! of abuv us wid b bouncin,n oan a cauld nite we wid lite wee fires by burnin wer pink times n green citizens fer heat, rer, av goat a million stories a they daze mick,bit its tryin tae rember thame,me,neilly,n smiler niver mist a game n britin fer years (2 deer tae go abroad)n hid sum grate laffs,thanx mick,hope tae hear fae ye.

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
15/07/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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My Aunt MRS. ANNIE AIRD will be 100 years old on July 23rd a birthday party will be held for her in the "GORBALS LIBRARY" on July 23rd at 2.00 PM, my Aent was born in the Gorbals and so was her mother, we are all looking forward to the big day for our Auntie, MRS ANNIE AIRD RE: KELLY. Her nephew Thomas Kelly Donnelly

Submitted by: Thomas kelly Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
15/07/08
Email: weecheekyman@msn.com
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To Milt, re Dicks, you have a message on this site from Alex Bowie, we are all related through Jeannie Dick, as i understand it, was my mothers sister therefore making her Alec Bowie`s aunt and your aunt, my sister Mabel, who is called after my mother, worked in the shop for several years. I have attempted several times to make contact with Alec bowie but he does not seem interested. For Alecs benefit his mother is an Elliott like mine the only relation to Mochans is my mother was married to Donald Mochan there is no other relationship DM

Submitted by: D Mochan
Rochester, England
15/07/08
Email: dmx123@fsmail.net
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Hi Rose Doyle, did you get your photoof Doyles Bar, if not get in touch, I have photos of all Gorbals Cross Bye for now, Norrie

Submitted by: Norman Mcnamee
Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire
14/07/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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Hi Pk, Gilmour street was off Caledonia Rd, Pine St ran parrallel to it and it led into Oatlands Square. I dont know if you know the area now but where the two high rise flats are is roughly where Gimour Street was situated. I may well have photos on Gilmour street if you are intereststed get in touch. Bye for now, norrie

Submitted by: Norman Mcnamee
Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire
14/07/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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FAO Rose Doyle/William Easdon. I'm very sorry but someone is putting posts under my name, I dont think its a bit funny as you've probably got your hopes built up! My last posts was to kenny warren and pat holland and not the two sent concerning your two selves. Once again I will apologize, the people that do these things have low intelligence and actually think their funny I think I know who it may be! Anyway I will not put any posts on this site for at least three months so if there is any more posts I would advise you to disregard them once again Im sorry sanny

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton
13/07/08
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As regards Dicks Wallpaper shop. I am related in some way. I think Dicks wife was Jeanie? My Mum and my Aunt who were from the Mochans used to call her Aunt Jeanie. Dick used to give us a discount in his shop because we were family.

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland
12/07/08
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Hi my name is Margaret Quinn i was born 1959 in Glasgow Number 88 Florance Street then move to Scarrel Terrence Castlemilk. My father George Quinn lived at 219 commercial lane he went to Adelphi School, his father name was Francis Quinn and his Mothers name was Annie. Does anyone remember them or my father?

Submitted by: Margaret Quinn
N.Ireland
12/07/08
Email: Teddybears48@msn.com
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About Gilmore St I was born just round corner in Oregon st what would you like to know about it? Duncan

Submitted by: Duncan Lynch
Taupo, New Zealand
12/07/08
Email: duncan.lynch@xtra.co.nz
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Greetings Rose Doyle, I meant take a photo of Doyle's Bar that you said was hanging in the Health Centre last year. I know the Gorbals Cross doesn't exist any more as I go back 'home' regularly. Most of the landmarks I grew up with have gone.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
12/07/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Anyone wanting the return of the Doyles bar picture must be At Glasgow central station 6.00am on the 19 july with £150 in used notes,stand by the phones and await further instructions - no police or the print gets it!

Submitted by: Anon,
Freedom for prints society
11/07/08
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FAO PK Richmond Surrey Gilmour street ran from Caledonia Road to Rutherglen rd it crossed Oregan st then Orchard st. McNeil street was the continuation down to the clyde.

Submitted by: Eddie
Alness
11/07/08
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Still trying to find any john and jessie curran famiy from lawmoor st then they moved to castlemilk croftfoot roundabout cousins were barcleys, winnie was my pal till i came to canada anyone know luv anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St.Catharines, Canada
11/07/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Hi, bo bo gallagher is my brother in law, spider is dead, tam lyons is ok. You are right the gorbals was good, bo bo is a painter he lives in drumchapel.

Submitted by: May
Glasgow, Scotland
11/07/08
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FAO.Rose Doyle, Dr Connelly was our family doctor for many years. There were two brothers, pat and eugene.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
11/07/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Hi,I am an old Holyrood boy from the 60s and had many pals from the gorbals. Anyone knew of Pat trainer, manny curran, shuggy falconer, joe gallagher and andy mcguire? There where many more who I used to see on the Bennys Bar bus and garryowen buses to parkhead. If any of you remember me please get in contact would love to hear how all the old crowd from then are now. Great site.M.B.

Submitted by: Mick Brazil
Perth, Western Australia
11/07/08
Email: michael.brazil@saralee.com
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I was born Margaret Susanne Hendrie on 6 May 1944. My mother was Helen Hendrie (ms Helen McCall) and lived at 111 Norfolk Street, Glasgow. I had a brother William who died in 1940 in Kilbarchan. I also had a sister, Jessie Strachan McLeod Hendrie and a brother James Hynds Nicol Hendrie with whom I lived in Norfolk Street until I was adopted and separated from them in September 1945. My sister has since died but do not know what happened to James. I would love to hear from anyone who lived in Norfolk Street at that time and if anyone remembers my mother or any family member, and also what it was like at that time.

Submitted by: Margaret Graham
Livingston, West Lothian
10/07/08
Email: graham-m3@sky.com
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to Michael (a very golden oldie) you mentioned Ben Parsonage i have just finnished reading a biography of him written by his son George fascinating !! what a brave man !! its called Rescue His Business The Clyde His Life thought you might be interested you can get it in the library bett

Submitted by: Elizabeth Earl
Buckie, Scotland
10/07/08
Email: bettyearl96@hotmail.com
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Hi Milt, I remember Dicks, i also believe we could be related, my mother was an Elliott, i understand related to your mother, my mothers name was Mabel, she died on hogmany 1950 and is buried in cardonald cemetary, unlike her family i attend her grave every time i am in glasgow, the grave was left without a headstone, i searched for her grave and had a stone placed on it, myself and my brother look after it, let me know if we are related, if you would like to talk further please feel free Denis Mochan.

Submitted by: D Mochan
Rochester, England
10/07/08
Email: dmx123@fsmail.net
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Hi Margaret Crossan Used to be pals with A Cathie Duddie who came from Coburg St.This was way back in the early 50's-did you the family. Also Tony Keating-I was best pals with a Valerie Keating who lived in Bridgeton. We went to John St School together-any relation? Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
09/07/08
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Steve; The picture of the two boys is in the Glasgow Millennium calendar put out by Dorset Printers. There is also a picture of them as grown men. Their names are Leslie Mason & George Davis. The company probably still has both photos in their archives. Joan

Submitted by: Joan
USA
09/07/08
Email: artandjoan@comcast.net
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FAO Sanny in Brighton. I'd love a photo, please email me for my address? I'll cover any expenses. FAO Jean Fairie, it would be hard to take a photo myself,as it was tumbled years ago. FAO Owen Dougan,I was in health centre last year, and a lovely print of Gorbals Cross was hanging there. FAO Anon, maybe you stole it out of health centre for me? The only health centre in my time was Dr Connolly in Gorbals St. Thanks to all who replied.

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Falcarragh, Co.Donegal
08/07/08
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com
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molly mc adam sent two e-mails molly did you recieve them? Hope your ok hpoe to hear from you soon anne.

Submitted by: Anne Hannon (McKnight)
London, England
08/07/08
Email: annehannon@btinternet.com
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Please can anyone out there tell me EXACTLY where the long demolished Gilmour Street in Oatlands was situated? I was born at No.10 in 1957, but don't remember much about the area.

Submitted by: PK
Richmond, Surrey
08/07/08
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Adam Easdon get in touch with me as I am your relative, me and yer dad were close as brothers, I live down in Brighton, just send me your web address and i will be contactin you I cant wait cheers Sanny.

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, England
08/07/08
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FAO Mgt Crossan. Thank You for replying. It was my Grandfather and his 4 sons [one of which was my dad], and youngest daughter who were brought up at 6 Coburg St. I believe my grandfather lived there for over 40 years till his death in 196f.

Submitted by: Tony
Glasgow, Scotland
08/07/08
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F.A.O.J Morrison i remember you well me and mick o'donnel you were always concious of your style it had to be just right and mick was the same. You and he ended up really good mates sadly i don't hear from any one now because most of the people i new have passed on and i won't be far behind them at this rate. i loved the gorbals there will never be anywhere like it the people their loyalty to each other you must remember a girl called anne kerr and jimmy donoughie bo bo gallagher tam lyons spider i remember it all as if it were yesterday because it was a fantastic time and place to be.

Submitted by: Exiled
Leeds, England
08/07/08
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Anyone remember Dick's Wallpaper and paint shops? He was my uncle. I was born 1944. Mother was Agnes Symington Dick and moved to Canada 1945.

Submitted by: Milt
Toronto, Canada
08/07/08
Email: mjelliott@rogers.com
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FAO Tony Keating When did you live at 6 Coburg Street? I lived there & in Oxford Street 1950's-1974 also still very much in contact with friends who lived in Coburg Street.

Submitted by: Margaret Crossan
Glasgow/Millport, Scotland
08/07/08
Email: megank50@hotmail.com
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Kathleen hanlon, cathy cooper, arthur hastie, paul mckinnon, brian mckinnon, lorraine mckinnon, jackie mckinnon, anyone remember these names also st francis and st bonaventures school at 1968ish?

Submitted by: E Camp
Herts, England
08/07/08
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Hi, I was looking for anybody who knew my dad Adam Easdon he lived in the Gorbals 1938 - 1958. He will be 70 next month.

Submitted by: William Easdon
Kilwinning, Scotland
07/07/08
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Who out there remembers the Stewart family - from 257 Lawmoor St? They moved to Castlemilk in the early 60's.

Submitted by: Valerie
London, England
07/07/08
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I was wondering whatever might have happened to the 2 boys in the very famous photo called 'The Gorbals, 1948' by Bert Hardy. Does anybody know? My guess they must be 70 years old now.

Submitted by: Steve
Eastbourne, UK
07/07/08
Email: stemail1@btinternet.com
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Anybody got any photos of Gorbals School from the fifties?

Submitted by: Brian Donovan
Cambridge, Canada
07/07/08
Email: briandonovan@rogers.com
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Hey Pat, long time, I just found this site, I was never a Beatle, more a long haired hippy type, now Im pure bald. I am 59 next birthday and still doin no to bad. I used to have a bit fun with the alsation, he bit a few arses in the Gorbals especially in the Mally. How are you doing we had a few old laughs Pat, Jacky

Submitted by: J Morrison
Glasgow, Scotland
07/07/08
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Father Devlin, I read your message of June 27th. The previous message you mentioned has not appeared. Please resend the message. I will continue to check at least once a week. Again, many thanks, Susan

Submitted by: Susan
LA, USA
07/07/08
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Paul, Brian and Jackie all from 56 camden st until around 1968. Anyone know where they are?

Submitted by: Edna McKinnon
Glasgow, Scotland
07/07/08
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To Jean Fairie I remember being taken to Richmond Park from a nursery, a wooden building, that was just opposite the plots (Caledonian Gardens) up from the Band of Hope hall. We used to pass this tree and spit on it, no wonder it was all warts and lumps. At the same time we were told there was a devils stone we used to spit on as well. It was in the park just near where the new Kay Bridge is, near the wee bridge that crossed the Jennies Burn. The old Kay Bridge was wood and it was burnt in the middle and closed to pedestrians, but you could still get over it to Bridgeton. As to Willie Knox, he made the best pies and peas for sixpence ha'penny. He had a shop in Wolseley Street next to George the Fruiter who lived in Polmadie Road. We moved to Castlemilk in 1965 and there was a family of McKnights who lived there in Scarrel Drive. Lastly has anyone any knowledge of an Irene Goldman who lived in Wolseley St opposite Wolseley Street school which we both went to in 1952. Glad I could get that lot! off my chest.

Submitted by: Norrie Ross
Bellshill, Glasgow
06/07/08
Email:helnor@hotmail.co.uk
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Loving memories of my dear uncle Chic Burke who passed away 6th july 1990 also past family members r.i.p

Submitted by: Matt Burke
Govanhill, Glasgow
05/07/08
Email:d.burke72@yahoo.co.uk
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My name is Charles Croft born 1958 in the gorbals my dads name was the same, my mum was Georgina Croft any relatives or friends out there please get in touch.

Submitted by: Charles Croft
Glasgow, Scotland
05/07/08
Email:donnamccabe10@tiscali.com
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FAO Rose Doyle, hello love its yer luckie day, Im a an old Tim, an I have about 10 different photos of Doyles bar, I hid them blown up 5 years ago, most of them are ootside wi me wi ma Celtic scarf on, there is wan inside wii the barman, if ye want them give me a buzz, there nae good tae me, so let me know Cheers Sanny

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, England
04/07/08
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FAO: Jacky Morrison - are yo the same Jacky who hung around with (Pat Mills me), Mick O'Donnel, Pat McGuire? You were a bit of a beatles fan if I remember? You also had this big alsation dog and you lived in Eglinton Street, near the end of Cumberland St?

Submitted by: Pat Mills
Glasgow, Scotland
04/07/08
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Just a wee comment/record right the anon with recent messages is not this anon so without going onanon anything anon will not be on from this anon which by the way was not my intended name initially I forgot to fill in the form and yer man created anon so I just left it like that nae herm tae my successor.

Submitted by: Anon "Retired"
Not Submitted
04/07/08
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To Rose Doyle Why don't you just take a picture of the pub and then you will have one??

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
04/07/08
Email:gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Correction. Looking for children of Jim and Betty Waddell. Two girls Doreen and Betty They lived at 3 Kingston St. (Just at Bridge St) in the 1950-60's

Submitted by: Magi
Canada
04/07/08
Email:weegrannie@hotmail.com
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Anyone remember the Keating family from 6 Coburg Street. 4 brothers & 1 sister called Frances May.

Submitted by: Tony Keating
Glasgow, Scotland
03/07/08
Email:TonyK@bushinternet.com
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FAO AGNES HERRAGHTY.. Agnes colin macfarlane's new gorbals book is out on sep 4 and is all over the internet...here is a sneak preview i spotted on one site..i'm glad somebody has put the gorbals back on the map again! jean In his last book, The Real Gorbals Story, Colin Macfarlane detailed how he witnessed a once great area inhabited by wonderful characters and buildings disappear before his very own eyes. By the time Macfarlane’s Gorbals slum was knocked down in the early 1970s, it was time for him to leave the roughest school in Glasgow and move to a new home in another part of the city. He also had to find an occupation. In an attempt to extradite himself from his Gorbals gang days, he took a job as an apprentice chef at one of Glasgow’s top restaurants, but soon discovered that his co-workers were just as insane as those he had mixed with on the rough Gorbals streets. Meanwhile, Macfarlane struggled to integrate smoothly into an area that was considered to be affluent and soon found himself on the run in London with some of the most notorious men in Scotland. In No Mean Glasgow, Macfarlane charts his eventful, fun-packed passage from Gorbals street boy to grown man. He describes his adventures with a mixture of humour, sadness and delight. It is a book for those people living all over the world who remember ‘Old Glasgow’ – a city teeming with warmth, passion, patter and characters who could brighten up even the dullest of situations.

Submitted by: Jean MacKay
Glasgow, Scotland
03/07/08
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Hi Jean No I never did get to see the sailing boats that day. I was down in my caravan in West Kilbride with the intention of going straight to the "ducksie" I phoned my son to see if he was going along as he spent many a happy day as a wee boy fishing for the "baggie minnies" in a jeely jaur. Best laid plans and all that-a Glasgow "summer" it was chucking it down big time. Shame-I ended up going to the pictures. Shame though as I have enjoyed the wee boats since I was a lassie in pigtails. It is quite amazing the variey of wee boats that are sailed on the pond. Proper model sailing boats of all discriptions, through to paddle steamers and model steam ships. Another time maybe..... Cheers Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
02/07/08
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Agnes.........The picture hall in Kings Park was The State. First pic I saw in it was Your Cheatin Heart. We thought nothing of walking to and from it every Sat. When it shut down it was the Rio or Odeon in Rutherglen for us. The Rio did a cheap Matinee. On the way to the State we would jump into the toffs gardens and get some free apples. Less "adventurous" kids would chap the Toffs doors and ask if they could collect any "fallen fruit".....what a laugh. It wasn`t fallen till someone started shaking the tree like a maddie.....oh the adventure of it all!!

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland
02/07/08
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RE TWOMAX ma wifes aunties aw workt in twomax NEE the currans cathie hughes annie mc lelland joey duffy n sadie reid, sadly only joey is still livin she'll be 80n december their husbands hiv passt oan as well boaby big tommy pat n rab they aw came fae waddell st emdy remember thame?

Submitted by: Jim the Jannie
Glasgow, Scotland
02/07/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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I am looking for anyone who may have know my Mum her name was Beatrice Gibbons. regards linda Jackson

Submitted by: Linda Jackson
Manchester, England
02/07/08
Email: lindalou1@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO.ROSE DOYLE. I phoned the govanhill health centre,and they dont have a photo of "Doyles Bar" there. Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
02/07/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Hello Rita Moffat, Did you go to the wee sailing boat show at the Richmond park last month? I would love to have been there but 12,000 miles is a long way to travel. We spent our youth in that park while growing up in Rutherglen Rd. Do you or anyone else remember the Devil's tree that was outside the park that we had to spit on on the way past?

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
02/07/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Hi Melvin, I have sent mail to the site but its not been printed for some reason, i will txt my number to you, sorry to hear you lost your wallet. Tam

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Tollcross, Glasgow
02/07/08
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To Rose Doyle. Are you trying to talk someone into stealing the picture of Doyles bar for you from the health centre at Govenhill? lol

Submitted by: Anon
Not Submitted
01/07/08
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FAO: Jacqui in canada regarding coyne email me. could be related

Submitted by: Eleanor
Northant, UK
01/07/08
Email: elenor180@btinternet.com
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BETTY HERBARTSON WHO LIVED IN LAWMOOR STREET IN THE FIFTIES. "WERE ARE YOU?"

Submitted by: George Connor
Toronto, Canada
01/07/08
Email: careyconnor74@hotmail.com
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Anyone remember aything of an Edith Boyle born 1915 who married a James Morgan in 1935? he was also born in 1915 and they had a son also called James Morgan born in 1937.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
30/06/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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I left twomax in 1961 to get married i was the message girl, i collected the bobbins,i was hopeless spent more time chatting in the toilet and i was too cheeky, still cheeky and still married,lol.sweet 16.

Submitted by: May
Glasgow, Scotland
28/06/08
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My grandmother elizabeth ward and my granfather william mccracken were married in 1896 in the gorbals I believe the family lived in stobcross street anyone out any memories?

Submitted by: Birkbeck
Bedale, Yorkshire
28/06/08
Email: maisie.birkbeck@vigin.net
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Hi Jean I see you called me Gordon, i asked you what end of Moffat St i dont remember the numbers been to melbourne many times got family in emu st i know it is near Footcray Good luck Duncan

Submitted by: Duncan Lynch
Taupo, New Zealand
28/06/08
Email: duncan.lynch@xtra.co.nz
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Hi Jean I see you called me Gordon, i asked you what end of Moffat St i dont remember the numbers been to melbourne many times got family in emu st i know it is near Footcray Good luck Duncan

Submitted by: Birkbeck
Bedale, Yorkshire
27/06/08
Email: maisie.birkbeck@vigin.net
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I must apologise about the Madden families, I sent a message on this site 2 weeks ago but it never appeared, lets see what happens this time, and I will write in again thanks. Father P Devlin

Submitted by: Father Peter Devlin
Stirling, Scotland
27/06/08
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FAO Magi I worked in Twomax when I left school got married out of there in 1956 was 21. Worked in the 5th floor as a message lassie then moved to the 2nd floor and was a buttonhole machinist but learned other machines except the overlocking. Love it and there were a lot of great people in it. Wee Bridget was my supervisor along with Jenny Anderson who went to Austtralia then came back. Mary Blair was also one of my supervisors. There are a few others on this site who worked in it. One of the Gorbals books has a photo of it were you see some of the workers coming out. Passed by it on Wednesday going round to St. Lukes chapel had a lump in my throat looking at it, I think it is now a social services building for helping people.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
27/06/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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I'd love a print of Doyle's Bar at Gorbals Cross. There's one in Govanhill Health Centre. I don't care how much it costs.

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Falcarragh, Ireland
27/06/08
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com
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FAO Amelia Mckinley The science teacher was Tom Keanie. Others you might remember: bbc[big Bob Crampsie] Wee bc [Wee Bob Crampsie] who was a football commentator and one time brain of Britain. Anon

Submitted by: Anon
Not submitted
27/06/08
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Hello to all. I am still trying to find information on my family. My granny Annie Moses nee Curran who moved to Rosyth street Oatlands in the 1930s my father was sam moses and his brothers were Peter and David he also had two sisters, they later changed their name to Cameron. There was also a Jessie Curran who we were related to i remember meeting her in the 1970s she had two sons, can anyone help? Thank you.

Submitted by: Sam Cameron
Nottingham, England
27/06/08
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For Tam Craig, I lost my wallet with your numbers, hope you can get in touch, hows things, have not seen your name on the web site, hows things Tam? Melvin

Submitted by: M Bernstein
Glasgow, Scotland
26/06/08
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I lived at 29 hospital st, with my mum jeannie mcneilly&step dad wullie. my brothers jim&step bro.billy.and the.hayes family,the ryans,and mcshanes,a family to each room,and we shared with granny. my uncle dinny ryan, worked for a jewish baker 3 closes up my step dad, worked for h&w shipyard as a crane driver. got sack after 15yrs. 3 warning, for being drunk. he took the clocking in clock off the wall when he left and took it home. I think he made my mum use it. my uncle bob hayes was a roofer my uncle mutt mcshane he was a jack the the lad. known round the pubs. auntie,anne flora easter and my mum all worked. yet nobody had money to spare. most times, there was no gas or electric, we were in candle light and cooking in the fire. thats why the lum kept going on fire in the kitchen range. I remember as a child at night sitting with the watchman looking after holes in the road, having tea out of a tin can, and some bread he gave me. in front of a hot blazer telling me and my friend scary! story's at night.

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, England
26/06/08
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk
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By chance does anyone know the JIm and Betty children two girls Doreen and Betty They lived at 3 Kingston St. (Just at Bridge St) in the 1950-60's

Submitted by: Magi
Canada
26/06/08
Email: weegrannie@hotmail.com
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Does anyone remember Two-max the knitting factory on Rutherglen rd or the Biscuit factory off Nelson St just below South Portland St?

Submitted by: Magi
Canada
26/06/08
Email: weegrannie@hotmail.com
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Do any of the older members remember my grandparents? Patrick James Boyle and Mary Boyle nee Kilkie.Patrick died in 1946 at num 10 1/2 Eglinton Lane and lived in the late 30s at 132 South Portland St. Mary lived at 4 Roukenburn St Thornliebank in 1933.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
26/06/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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Can anyone mind campbells newsagent and sweety shop on mathieson st anne?

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
25/06/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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My aunt Mrs Annie Aird RE Kelly, will be 100 years old on July 23rd 2008 she still lives in the Gorbals has her own wee Flat, she was born in the Gorbals, she is the only sister left. Her sisters were Lizzie, Mary, Lily and Rene, RE Kelly we are all looking forward to here 100th. birthday she has lived all her life in the Gorbals but for a short speal in Pennilee. Thomas K Donnelly

Submitted by: Thomas K Donnelly G
lasgow, Scotland
25/06/08
Email: weecheekyman@msn.com
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Hi just want to say thanks to norrrie mcnamee for getting me the book on The Gorbals its fantastic great pitures found pictures of my tenement building 16 gorbals street, the street where my mother was born and also my father good on ya! norrie keep up the good work...connie

Submitted by: Connie White
Australia
25/06/08
Email: ccconnie@optusnet.com.au
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Anyone out there remember me I lived in Eglinton street, Yatesy, Billy Malcom, Swanney, Jim Hall, Calaghans, Calls, and loads more Jacky

Submitted by: J Morrison
Ayrshire, Scotland
25/06/08
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I'd like to get in touch with betty herbertson a good friend in the 1950's. Betty is the girl I had in mind when describing my female character in my book "Love Interrupted" Betty and her mum and sister lived in lawmoor street.

Submitted by: George Connor
Toronto, Canada
25/06/08
Email: careyconnor74@hotmail.com
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Anyone who knew our family or my brother eddie from hallside st, love to hear from you thanks ANNE.

Submitted by: Anne Hannon (McKnight)
London, England
23/06/08
Email: annehannon@btinternet.com
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Hi Amelia i was just going through the website and i am amazed at the things that you remember i can hardly remember what i did yesterday you have a great memory, keep it up Cathie

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
23/06/08
Email: c.meek1@ntlworld.com
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Does anyone remember Kate McCulloch who lived in Wolsley St round about the early fifties, she had a daughter called Rose who was married to Hugh McConnell, Rose died in 1941 and i believe she had two sisters and a brother i would be grateful for any information thank you

Submitted by: Anon
Glasgow, Scotland
23/06/08
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FAO: d. mochan..thanks but i managed to get two copies of the real gorbals story from one of your gorbals site pals in glasgow j.mackay

Submitted by: J Mackay
Sydney, Aussie
23/06/08
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I was born in May 1948, before the NHS come in. Does anyone know how much it cost to deliver a baby then? I have read stories that the doctor had to be paid if you were in hospital. Anybody out there that knows? Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
22/06/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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I'm looking for some old friends of my dad Adam Easdon he will be 70 this year he left the Gorbals to join the army over 50 years ago. Thanks

Submitted by: William Easdon
Kilwinning, Scotland
21/06/08
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Hello Duncan Lynch I noticed that you had said that you were from Oregan st. Did you know anything of the Levies, blacks or Weir, all Jewish family and the Grandparents they lived lowdoon in the single end? Thanks if you have any recollection and stay happy n Healthy DAM

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, Cal USA
20/06/08
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FAO Colin Mc Farlane. Good to hear you have a new book out on 4th Sept, I for one will be in the queue on the first day it is being sold. I enjoyed your first book, it was fantastic, and I am sure the next book will be great. You know you will be criticised by some people again, but I am sure as a old Gorbals Boy you will be thick skined enough to take it. Roll on the 4th of Sept Colin, and all the best to you AGNES.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
19/06/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Thanks dinny gallagher for answering about the currans she was my best pal her ma was jessie and you must have been at port weller dry docksback then as a lot of skilled trade came here to work then went back. I'm from 180 mathieson st big family of us then we went to castlemilk 5 apt cheers anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St. Catharines, Canada
19/06/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Anybody out there that knew my brother eddie mcknight we were born in hallside gorbsls next to camden st school? These are a few of the people that lived there as well as alec reid, jim wray, ian kerr, jim cassidy, betty green, alex slavin, (o'dowells) hopefully i will get response from someone thanks annehannon/mc knight.

Submitted by: Anne Hannon
London, UK
19/06/08
Email: annehannon@btinternet.com
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Does anyone remember the coyne family from the gorbals if so is there any way to get in touch with them ... thanks

Submitted by: Jacqui
Glasgow, Scotland
19/06/08
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Good day to my fellow Gorbals friends. Just read on the internet that colin macfarlane the author of the Real Gorbals story has just written a follow up called... No Mean Glasgow:Adventures of a Gorbals Guy. It's out on sept 4 this year i really enjoyed his last one and i can't wait to read his follow up. They have more details on the Waterstones site. jean

Submitted by: Jean McDonald
Glasgow, Scotland
19/06/08
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Hi Gordon Lynch, our family lived at Mathieson St. then 410 Moffat St. with my Granny in the 30's then 380 Rutherglen Rd. until 1952. Had a brother called Stephen, sister Isabel and me.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie Melbourne, Australia 19/06/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Hi, can anyone tell me what happened to all the people who were moved out of the 'lizzie Flats'. People like Jack McConville, Eddie Brady, Winker Watson, the Butlers Connie and Alan, Ann Coyne all the crowd from Ann's fry who hung around there. The Crowd from what we called the New Houses with the jumps Peter Little and his family Wee Wullie who lived on the top floor of the new houses and was an artist on the jumps despite his size. where have they all gone, Tiddsy Screen, Johnnyboy Mc Clelland, Mick Tolan, Frankie Murray, Neesay, Carol Murray. I know what happened to Jim Sinclair and all of them. Alan Brannan from Commercial Court, Cammie, The Mulligans from Waddell Court flats, McGorys, Curries, Pillans, big Rab, Jim, Alex, Waddell Court maisonettes. Be good to see some postings from some of them. All the best. Mick.

Submitted by: Wee Mick
Glasgow, Scotland
18/06/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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To don patton. hi my name is margaret forbes. the healys that lived next door to you are related to myself. they were my grandparents with edward being my uncle. they were another five in the family margaret, tommy, john, frank(my dad) and des be good to hear from you if you remember any the rest of them. thanks

Submitted by: Margaret Forbes
Cumbernauld, Glasgow
18/06/08
Email: willief@blueyonder.co.uk
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To J.Mackay re the book, the real gorbals story. I sent an email but no response. I have a copy here i have read that you can have, if you send your address details either to my e`mail address i will send the book to you FOC Dennis

Submitted by: D Mochan
Rochester, UK
18/06/08
Email: dmx123@fsmail.net
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FAO Kenny Warren sorry to tell you darra died a long time ago I dont know what happened to his brother Alex I phoned wilsey on your last enquiry and he told me mick O donnell had a heart attack last year. I last seen wilsey almost two years ago in chelsea at joe mucks funeral joe died of a heart attack he was looking great at wilseys 60th just before it as for tam and cha, cha was staying in govan five years ago and tam in cadder I last drank with joe cappello at wilseys young brother alexs funeral all were good mates also magwa Im sorry sanny

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, England
17/06/08
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Hi im still looking for relative of any robertsons, cairns, coynes, kincaids, muir, or frews, i am doing a family search as all the above were gorbals born i feel sure there must be some living realativs around. i would be glad to hear from anyone.

Submitted by: Eleanor
Northants, UK
17/06/08
Email: elenor180@btinternet.com
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FAO sanny thanks for the kind words mate you are right about helping to find people im not saying i wouldnt but i would think twice about it, and yes im still telling rubbish jokes driving my wife and kids mad thanks again sanny

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
17/06/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO kenny warren [hull] you are welcome kenny glad to help

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
17/06/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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David; You can get a copy of Gorbals- An Illustrated History, from Amazon.com

Submitted by: Joan
USA
17/06/08
Email: artandjoan@comcast.net
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Does anyone remember Joe & Vera Mallon who lived at 20b Bedford st in the 50s & 60s. They were good neighbours of my Mum& Dad from the same address. Maybe one of there family will read this, I have some photos of them from when they lived in Bedford st I would like to pass on to Joe or Vera or there family. Thank you Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
16/06/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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To Ten Quid, just saw your posting about a picture from Camden St school. I went to Camden St school at that time, I gave my picture to someone years ago and never got it back. It would be great if you could send me a copy, I also have a class mate that was asking me if I had a picture, so I would pass a copy onto her. Thanks Jean

Submitted by: Jean Rae/Lynch
Church Hill TN, USA
16/06/08
Email: niaroo@embarqmail.com
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Hi Gorbalites There is a wee model sailing boat show at the "ducksie" in Richmond Park on Sunday 22nd June,12.30 to 5 ish If like me you have fond memories of seeing the model boats sailing in the pond go along and turn back the years! Take your jeely jaur, a wee fishing net to fish for the baggie minnies and a camera to catch the memory for the weans and grand weans. Happy days-you will enjoy it as I intend to. Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
16/06/08
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Looking for a jimmy brady. Cant remember if he lived in thistle st or hospital st. I know he went tae the same school as paddy crerand. I worked with jimmy at "express lifts" and "Pickerings lifts" would love to get in touch with him again. Also the cairns family from 129 sandyfaulds st who were my cousins...thanks .....Andy Steele

Submitted by: Andy Steele
Ottawa, Canada
16/06/08
Email: andypisces@aol.com
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To Jean Farire I was born in Oregon St i am sure i knew your family what end of the street did you live my Aunt stayed calie rd end was last home 1988 duncan

Submitted by: Duncan Lynch
Taupo, New Zealand
16/06/08
Email: duncan.lynch@xtra.co.nz
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Asked before if anyone remembers bridie kelly who lived at 286 lawmoor st her da hid a fruit van up in pollok her brother was jimmy kelly who had a big family alex, jim , pat, brian and mary. Dennis she worked min holmes the butcher in lawmoor st was where i met her jog any memories.

Submitted by: Neil MacLean
15/06/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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Jean, Went to the wee school probably 1945 don't mind when went across the street to the "Big School" flitted 1952 last name Macdonald old Scot was to me a star looking back and at the time mind going for his fags and fishermans friends

Submitted by: Anon
15/06/08
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I stayed in Cramond St in Oatlands in early 60's was at Wolseley St School - does anyone remember the kids being thrown out of the window in the street facing the Roseberry park football ground. This would be about same time as the wee girl was knocked down and killed on the Polmadie Road railway bridge when running across road to watch steam train passing below. Round about this time Mr and Mrs Knox had two shops in the area one in Cramond St. I seem to remember Roseberry Juveniles won the Scottish Amateur Cup and it was put on display in local shop. Would be great to hear from anyone who remembers this time. Many Thanks

Submitted by: Gordon MacGregor
Paisley, Scotland
13/06/08
Email: g_macgregor@hotmail.com
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F.A.O.JOHNNY STRAIN WHAT A SHOCKER HEARING FROM YOU I REMEMBER AS IF IT WERE YESTERDAY THE LAST TIME I SEEN YOU THERE ME YOUR BROTHER MICK AND WE WERE LIVING AT JIM HALL' MOTHERS HOUSE IN LISSON GREEN ESTATE ANY WAY JOHNNY HOW ARE YOU AND WHO ARE THE GUYS THAT ARE ASKING FOR ME?

Submitted by: Kenny Warren
UK
13/06/08
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I was sorry to hear about joe capello and magwa maguire i new that young pat had passed away he was one of my schoolmates i was also wondering has anybody got any information about mick o'donnel or daragh carrigan?

Submitted by: Kenny Warren
UK
13/06/08
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FAO Davie Graham of Canada Mr McCusker (Maths) Miss Hughes (French) Miss Callaghan (English) Mrs Sharkey ? Mr Keanen or a name something like that (Science) used to call him the mad scientist then there was Mr Rodgers "Headmaster" and I think Mr Murphy (P.E.)had a bad burn on his face. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
12/06/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Re:Anne O'Neil's query. I remember the Currans very well they stayed 3 up at 325 Lawmoor Street, next close to myself. I went to Holyrood Sen.Sec. with Eddie, but lost touch when we left school. Funnily enough I worked in the Shipyard just outside St.Catherines in the '70s. Sorry I couldn't be more help.

Submitted by: Big Dinny
Livingston, Scotland
12/06/08
Email: dennis.gallagher@btinternet.com
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RENA MAGUIRE - BILLY CLIFFORD Hi would anyone remember my father or mother? They were brought up in the gorbals and married in St Fracis church 1962? would love to hear from anyone who knew them - thanks Margaret

Submitted by: Margaret
Cyprus
12/06/08
Email: mlc2100@hotmail.com
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Holyrood teachers I remember well from 48/52 were McGinlay, Shannon, Keanie, Smith and Tommy Coia. Happy days indeed. My family lived at 177 Cumberland St beside the beehive for many years. My brothers were Packie and Danny an siste Mary. All living back in Ireland now. Best regards

Submitted by: Tommy Doherty
Mayo, Ireland
12/06/08
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FAO DAM just to let you peggy boyd passed away some years my ma ka smith knew her years ago i dont know about the woman tinney cheers

Submitted by: John Johnston
Glasgow, Scotland
12/06/08
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FAO DAVID FROM ENGLAND.You were asking about photos of Kidson st,and Cavendish St. They are in a book called THE GORBALS, AN ILLUSTRATED HISTORY, by ERIC EUNSON. I have been collecting Gorbals & Glasgow books for years, and this book is by far the best. It has photos of the street I was born (Bedford st) my old school (Abbotsford) Where my mum and Dad lived when they were first married (Naburn st) where my Dad worked (kidson st, And where my hubby and I got our first house when we married (Devin st) In fact I think everyone who lived in the Gorbals should have this book. I do not know if it is still in print, but you could try, Stenlake Publishing at http://www.stenlake.co.uk.Good luck David. from Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
12/06/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi there Gorbals pals! Have any of you got a copy of the book... The Real Gorbals Story that you want to sell? I want two copies for me and my auld maw...I'll pay for postage as well. john

Submitted by: John MacKay
Sydney, Australia
12/06/08
Email: j.mackay@yahoo.com
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To Anon who asked what year Mr. Scott was my teacher at Oatlands. It was from 1948-1949.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
12/06/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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To Jean Fairie. The Coal man's full name was Walter Boyce. He was my Granny's Coal Man, and she lived up the same close as Margaret McGettigan!(Now of New Jersey) Does anyone remember the Holyrood teachers of the late 40s? Mr Coia, Mr. Farrell, "Spider" Gallagher, Mr.Crampsie, who I believe became famous on TV Quiz shows, "Spud" Murphy, who was the announcer at Celtic Park.

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
11/06/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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Hi there i am looking for mary crawford and her sons they lived at 16 queen elizabeth square she went to adelphi school then later worked in the coop in springburn and was also a cub mistress if any one can help me thank you xx

Submitted by: Isabel Millken
Glasgow, Scotland
11/06/08
Email: weeisabel@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi, ma sister Kathleen, she has asked me to find out anything about two of her auld pals. One is Peggy Boyd, she lived above the Steels in Snowden St, and the other one is called Pat Tinney, I think Pat came from, well I am guesing but I think it was Caledonia rd with mucho thanks DAM

Submitted by: Dam
SLO, Cal USA
11/06/08
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I am a member of the Warren family on my mum's side. My Grandfather was William Warren and Grandmother was Margaret. They had 11 children (I think) my Mum is Helen Warren. On my Fathers side were the Boyle family. Grandafther was Tommy Boyle and Grandmother was Frances(cissy) they had 2 children Michael and Marion. Michael (Mick) was my Dad. I would be intersted in hearing from anyone who knew any of them as I am currently trying to trace my family tree.

Submitted by: Margaret Duffy
Wemyss Bay, Scotland
10/06/08
Email: magsduf@aol.com
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F.A.O.PAT HOLLAND I AM AS YOU CAN SEE KENNY WARREN FROM NICHOLSON ST. THANKS TO YOU I NOW HAVE A COMPLETE FAMILY AS FOR THE OTHER GUY JUST IGNORE HIM THANKS FOR EVERYTHING PAT K WARREN

Submitted by: Kenny Warren
Hull, Yorkshire
10/06/08
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To kenny warren if it was joe capello who worked with me in central station sadly joe passed away. his brothers rab and dom drink in the pig and whistle. joe was a character rest in peace

Submitted by: Garngad bhoy
Glasgow, Scotland
10/06/08
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FAO KENNY WARREN HULL JOE CAPELLO ROBERT (MAGWA) MCGUIRE ARE DEAD SADLY.

Submitted by: T Simpson
Glasgow, Scotland
10/06/08
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My dad took 10000/10001 on trial run, want some info did anyone know him his name willie wilson from polmadie around 1940 ended up at queens st railway school teaching about change from steam to diesel was also acting station manager at glasgow central he was on milage runs and drove royal trains.

Submitted by: William Wilson
Wooburn Green, England
09/06/08
Email: wstangoewilson@yahoo.co.uk
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Kenny Warren, you left Glasgow a long time ago, moved to Peterhead Alec Hardie your bosom buddy, last I seen you was near Paddington you were stayin with my brother Mick, well you disappeared again, I have some old mates who still around askin for you, I am sure you would get a great welcome party in Glesga.

Submitted by: Johnny Strain
Glasgow, Scotland
09/06/08
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Does anyone remember the currans from lawmoor st then they moved to castlemilk thanks anne.

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
09/06/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Does anybody from nicholson st. remember joe coppello, tam muir, charlie armstrong, magwa mcguire, joe muck, mick o.donnell, we all used to hang around the corner os nicholson st. and norfolk st. then as we got older we drank in the norfolk arms pub, there was also john wilson (wulsie) we eventually moved pubs to the malley arms in eglington st then it was the glaswegian i was told that joe coppello now drinks in a pub in mcniel st.

Submitted by: Kenny Warren
Hull, UK
09/06/08
Email: mealonekrn@yahoo.co.uk
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F.A.O. TAM LENNIE Hello, can you please tell me if you remember the Murrays, we are also related to the Pirrets, my dad was Hughie Murray, uncle Bobby, aunties, Carrie, Ellen and Annie?

Submitted by: Ann
Glasgow, Scotland
09/06/08
Email: ann_williams@hotmail.com
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Hiya, can Jacqui please get in touch with me about the Pirret family, the are my family too, thanks ann

Submitted by: Ann
Glasgow, Scotland
09/06/08
Email: ann_williams@hotmail.com
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Father Devlin, Thank you so much for your response and your offer to conduct enquiries on my behalf. I have not visited this site for several weeks (away on business travel) and was delighted to find your message. Please do let me know if you are able to locate any of the Maddens. As to your question, I am not sure if they are related but believe they may be. Once again thank you for your time and efforts. I will check the site, at least weekly, hoping to hear from you. Susan

Submitted by: Susan
LA, USA
08/06/08
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I was born in kidston street in the 50's and i was wondering if anyone has any old pictures of kidston street and cavendish street in the 60's as i have just returned to glasgow after 44 years from oz and i can't believe that it has changes so much thanks david

Submitted by: David
Bathgate, England
08/06/08
Email: davidniehus@yahoo.com.au
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I was born in the gorbals in 1952 in mathieson st, does anybody remember my maw or da Wullie and Susan Canning. I remember from childhood the big clydesdale horses that used to pull the coal. the paragon picture house ,i so my first film in there it was the beast with the five fingers, and i remember old wullie the doorman at the picture house with his uniform he looked like a colonel in the army. Wee Mary at the corner of mathieson running through her close and being cheeky to her and ma maw calling up to explain myself you can guess what happened after that. Also the wee shop at the corner were you could get a drink of ginger for a penny out of A chipped cup that everybody used. These are just some of the things i recall . Also you could play for hours out in the street and your maw would never be worried about you canny do that now. We may have been poor but we were loved.

Submitted by: Joe Canning
Whitby, Canada
08/06/08
Email: leighcanning@hotmail.com
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To Margaret McGettigan, I don't know if the wee man at the top of Moffat St. was called 'Irish Mick' as we just knew him as the 'wee man.' We teased the life out of him, pinging his door bell and then hiding down the front of the counter so that when he came through he couldn't see us. We would jump up and give him the fright of his life then dash out the door again. Do you remember Mr. Boyce the coal man that stayed at the top of Sandyfauld st. whose wife made candy balls which we would get if we took the coal money up to their door? They were sticky enough to pull the teeth out of your head.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
08/06/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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FAO kenny warren in glasgow I see you got Pat holland apologising to you for doing someone a good turn and I think you were out of order unlike you and I Pat Holland puts his email on show and if you had any gripes with him you could have emailed him with your concerns when he offered the girl help instead you waited and put it on show Ive been reading this site for years and also helped a few people about their enquiries as I think this is one of this sites best features and with your post people might think and hesitate before helping others I also knew Pat from my gorbals days and he was one cracking guy and always had good patter and I hope your post does not put him off helping others. and to Pat holland Ive been reading your posts its good to see your still about .sanny

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, England
07/06/08
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Does anybody remember snowy that used to be a coalman and worked for jonny dundas i lived in thistle st and was looking for a mate called terry kearns

Submitted by: Brian Boyle
Bebington, Wirral
06/06/08
Email: brianboylie@msn.com
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I lived in abbotsford place in the 1960s we moved to 188 florence street in 1963 then in 1965 i worked in galloways butchers with my pal myra miller i married a richard strombris on the 11 march 1966 which did not last i moved to corby in 1972 and am here still. Unfortunatley i am a widow now as my husband passed away 2years ago. i am also trying to locate a JOHN Mc GILL WHO LIVED WITH HIS GRAN JANET WALLACE in possilpark i would be very grateful for any information on him or anyone else from galloways.im sorry i cannot get my e mails through at the mo but i am on msn it is scobbykate@hotmail.com

Submitted by: Cathie Robertson
Corby, England
06/06/08
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FAO.Pat Holland. Hi Pat, just wanted to thank you for putting the piece of the jigsaw together for me. Your help was great,and forever thankful. I have been incontact with my uncle kenny, sadly my father has passed, but i now have his family, thanks to you Pat.

Submitted by: Anne Niehus
Corowa, Australia
06/06/08
Email: anne.niehus@yahoo.com.au
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Jean Fairie, What year was Mr Scott your teacher I was there up to 1952 when we flitted great old man he was

Submitted by: Anon
Scotland
05/06/08
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pat holland: you help me out a great deal which i am very greatfull for please take no notice of other people pretending to be someone else you put a lot of effort into finding the correct family that i was looking for so you have done no harm to the warren family that i was looking for thanks ever so much maggie

Submitted by: Maggie
Scotland
05/06/08
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FAO: kenny warren (Glasgow) i was only trying to help someone im sorry if you take offence to that i meant no harm.

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
05/06/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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Kenny warren from glasgow: I'm 100% sure that you are not the kenny warren that is our family member as you see the kenny warren that i was looking for we have made contact and that was all down to Pat holland which we are very grateful for his help...

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
04/06/08
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Does anyone out there remember the Pirret family from florence street and is there is any family members out there that i can contact as they may be a family member any help would be a great help, please please try and jog all your memorys thanks jacqui......

Submitted by: Jacqui
Glasgow, Scotland
03/06/08
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Lived Wolseley st c5 went to wolseley st primary sch, mr elder was a teacher there. ernest cuthberson and ronald mc gregor sch friends. Later went to calder st sec mod sch. until 1952.

Submitted by: Gerald Cohen
Glasgow, Scotland
03/06/08
Email: zaida123@googlemail.com
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My gran is Annie, my dad died last year and its to help my ma she always talks about the olones?

Submitted by: Annie Olone (married Andy Munro)
Gorbals, Glasgow
03/06/08
Email: my7kids@msn.com
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Pat Holland, I do know you from a long time ago, I know your trying to help my niece, but I would appreciate if you would not get involved with my family, leave that job to our family please Kenny Warren

Submitted by: K Warren
Glasgow, Scotland
02/06/08
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To rita moffat, thanks for your information, Healy is my maiden name, not sure if the healys you remember are related to me. My granda was eddie and my gran was isa. eddie was a window cleaner but he died young. they had six children, my dad being in the middle, but thank you any way, will dig about the family anyway for more information.

Submitted by: Margaret Forbes
Cumbernauld, Glasgow
02/06/08
Email: willief@blueyonder.co.uk
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I came across this sight while searching for information about my grandparents elizebeth mccracken they had a large family i think he was called john any one remember the family?

Submitted by: Frances McCracken
Bedale, Yorkshire
02/06/08
Email: maisie.birkbeck@vigin.net
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I have just found this web page, amazing, I left the gorbals in 1960 at the age of 8 my family moved to Cathcart, Glasgow. Reading about the picture halls, Amelia has missed out the George in Crown St, going toward Old Rutherglen Road. My brothers used to take me and my friend and we would into the shop next door, it was called Lennox for a Jubilee and all that was was a big junk of ice with a dash of flavouring, but when your a kid it was great. I stayed at 209 Florence St, great big wide streets, great memories even though I left so young. Lots of my family stilled stayed there but now have all sadly passed away. My sister in law and cousins still live in Cumberland St, but big big changes. Mary Lorimer (nee) Taylor - Mums (nee) Byrne

Submitted by: Mary Lorimer
Glasgow, Scotland
01/06/08
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Hi cathy meek im tommy first cousin jimmy boyle from lawmoor st. naw u woudnt know sonny im sure been in canada since 57 tommy da n mine were brothers i told u who they where thers nothin worse than gettin a photo or email n wondering who are these people well now u know i give tommy a bell on skype i am due to give him another one so i will say u said hello awera best ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
01/06/08
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I have just watched the stirling faulds flats on Gorbals street being raised to the ground, I remember watching them being built. Over the years they became such an eyesore, also the Norfolk court flats witch are due to come down soon, I knew people who moved into the flats when they were first built, they were lovely. But every time I have passed them over a number of years I have thought of all the people visiting that part of Glasgow or beyond, what a horrible, dirty, site for anybody passing on the bus or by car. Its a shame that a lot of people lived very happily in these flats for years, but then it just takes a few bad tenants to move in and the place is a slum. Even when I lived in the Gorbals a lot of years ago people took pride in the homes. I hope whatever is built in place of the flats will be a pleasure to look at for many years to come. Regards Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
01/06/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi there I'm an old Gorbals x guy (3 Ballater St) I am a singer down here, I use mini discs I have hundreds of songs but some are difficult to get hold of. Do any singers in Glasgow have the following songs "My son calls another man daddy" or " Wedding bells " both by Hank Williams "I want just the music, not Hank singing as I have them. I sing under the name of Jack Burns, Maggie Burns was my mother's maiden name, from Orchard St, Oatlands any other Burn's remember her, I was born at No 12, I've got a photo of the close in an old Glasgow book. Keeping my fingers crossed someone will respond.

Submitted by: Jackie McDonough
Burnley
01/06/08
Email: perthycottage@hotmail.co.uk
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I would like to know the person who is claiming to be me and why?

Submitted by: Kenny Warren
Hull, Yorkshire
31/05/08
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Connie: I think the name of the fabric store was Harry Crown. Joan/p>

Submitted by: Joan
USA
31/05/08
Email: artandjoan@comcast.net
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Laura Slowey or Mary Hamilton are you out there? We went to Oatlands School together and played great games before going to Sec. School. Mr. Scott was our teacher.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
31/05/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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just came across site and was fascinated. i was born in Hayfield St, next close to Pig and Whistle pub. Went to St Bonaventures. Used to play on the swings at Hayfield St School, eat MB Bars and at greasy peters, went to Holyrood and the son was there, used to save eygptian stamps, anybody remember Keanie the Mad scientist? The BEES on a Saturday afternoon threepence to get in and the wee woman selling lollypops out of the window. We all attended mass at St Francis in Cumberland St and I was a Cub in anout 1948/9. Does anybody know Billy Dodds from McNeil St Eric Ferguson, the Smith girls from 21 Hayfield St, Betty, Cathy Agnes and several more. Ive been in Australia since 1967 mostly in the Northern Territory where I was like a wee boy again with my wide brimmed hat and 6 shooter. I was in the police there. It ws really great reading about place and people I had forgotten or if I told people about them they would not believe me. When questioned about my attitude at 5 a ! promotion interview I told them that having survived the Gorbals there wasnt a thing in the world that would bother you. Anyway thanks for the opportunity.

Submitted by: Patrick McAndrew
Adelaide, Australia
31/05/08
Email: patmac20@chariot.net.au
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Corrected info......I am trying to find anyone that may remember my grandad as i am trying to find any of his Family. He was Patrick James Boyle born 1908 in Glasgow and his parents were Francis and Rose or Rosey Boyle nee Montford or Mountford. Patrick married Mary Ann Kilkie in 1935 at St Francis"s Church Gorbals and Patrick died in 1935 at address...10 1/2 Eglinton Lane Gorbals, he worked as a labourer. Other addresses are South portland St and Roukenburn St. Please if anyone can remember or know of any brothers or sisters or any other relative of Patrick please let me know, Kind regards....Tommy Boyle

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
29/05/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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Does anybody know where I can get info on the landmine that blew up the houses in Elmfoot St Oatlands during the war?

Submitted by: Norrie Ross
Bellshill, Glasgow
29/05/08
Email: helnor@hotmail.co.uk
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I lived in 166 Hospital St from 1953 - 1970. Sister Anne & Brother Neil. Went to St Johns & Hollyrood. Our neighbours would have been Moores, Ferrys, Brownes. If you remember us, get in touch.

Submitted by: James Doherty
Donegal, Ireland
28/05/08
Email: amd123@campus.ie
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RE Kenny Warren, Iam looking for my uncle as we worked together for a few years then when he went back down south and we lost contact but i see from the web site that he is back in Glasgow.

Submitted by: Mark Boyle
Glasgow, Scotland
28/05/08
Email: markboylemb@aol.com
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Re: the warren family, there was a family of warrens that lived across the street from me at warwick street/nicholoson street 1940/60s. I recall the bros., hugh ,tommy, kenny, daughters, betty, margaret - any relation to those on the forum? owen dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
28/05/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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To Jim McKinlay, I grew up at 46 Lawmoor st and learned to play billiards in the club at 20 Lawmoor st. I was a van driver at the U.C.B.S. I remember the air raid shelter in the Green.

Submitted by: Robert Brierley
Brisbane, Australia
28/05/08
Email: bobandsally@optusnet.com.au
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To Margaret Forbes Yes I do remember the Healy family from McNeil St. I worked with a woman who was married on to the Healy family. My memory has just gone blank with first names-probably flash into my brain two secons after I send this posting. A word of warning this happens quite frequently and annoyingly when you get to a certain age. Anyway back to Mrs Healy.......we worked in a cafe in McNeil St just before you come to Ballater St-same side of the Pig and Whistle further up the road. Some grafter this women used to prepare all the tatties for the meals. Up to work very early doors then run upstairs to see to her two weans breakfast. Back down to get the bacon and black puddings ready for all the customers from the Co- operative bakery and all the many other surrounding businesses. She practicaly ran the business which bye the bye had a newsagents attached to it. Her husband (Jim?) was very quiet. They stayed one up-almost right above the cafe. Think they moved to Toryglen after the bulldozers were called in to demolish the street. Another Healy that would have been her Brother in Law was my coalman. Good looker and a gent. He fell ill with TB and was in Mearnskirk hospital for months at a time. The idea was that they had to spend hours sitting outside to get fresh air into their lungs. I gave birth to my son Paul in 1962 in the same hospital. When I was going home I visited Mr Healy the coalman in the TB ward. Lost contact with them when I moved away to Myrtlepark. Good luck I hope you get more postings from people who knew the family-let me know how you are related. Cheers Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
28/05/08
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KENNY: I HAVE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH YOUR BROTHER BILLY AND HIS WIFE JENNY, SO YOU ARE THE RIGHT FAMILY THANKS FOR ALL YOUR HELP AND INFORMATION ON YOUR FAMILY THANKS MAGGIE

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
28/05/08
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Can anyone put me in contact with 'Wee' Donna McKenzie, she will be late 30's, used to stay with her mum in the high flats South Side, please!

Submitted by: Tommy Devlin
Glasgow, Scotland
28/05/08
Email: t.devlin@btinternet.com
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FAO: PAT HOLLAND: I WOULD JUST LIKE TO SAY A BIG THANKYOU TO YOU AS YOU HELPED BRING ANOTHER FAMILY TOGETHER WITH YOUR DETECTIVE WORK, WE ARE ALL VERY GREATFUL THANKS A MILLION MAGGIE

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
28/05/08
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Jimmy/Australia thanks for the group photograph of Tommy his wife, Sonny Burns and his wife, i dont think i remember Sonny but i would know Tommy if he walked down the street apart from getting older like the rest of us he has not changed much, which cousin are you i only remember Alex Yule through his mum and then i used to see him when he worked in the black taxi's he is one character is Alex, it was nice to get an email from you thanks for keeping in touch Cathie

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
28/05/08
Email: c.meek1@ntlworld.com
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Anyone know of the Patterson faily of my uncle Wllie Patterson? He had a large family. My dad was his brother Harry and they had three sisters Jessie, Mary and ?

Submitted by: Kathy
Hindle Cromer Norfolk, England
26/05/08
Email: own.m.hindle@btinternet.com
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Frances - I remember you well - 'sticky cloes' at prestwicK? cousin Kathleen. We both followed the academic path and I'm now Assistant Head in Cromer. get in touch!

Submitted by: Kathy
Hindle Cromer Norfolk, England
26/05/08
Email: own.m.hindle@btinternet.com
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I lived at 16 gorbals street between oxford street and carlton place had a pub at the bottom of the close and a large warehouse that sold toys ect On the corner of oxford street was a shop that sold clothing material needles and things and a little old jewish man served in it can anyone remember them?, also used to get sent away on a holiday camp with other kids to a large home and I think it was somewhere near Helensburgh where we all lived in dormitorys I think it was for not so privlaged kids who could not afford holidays can any one help and what about the synagogue in oxford street does anyone remember it? and also a shop that used to make dentures. There was a large company called T>R.Services that went along oxford street and it stopped just before a lane and then there was the school yard for the boys as the girls was facing the clyde on carlton place love to hear from anyone.

Submitted by: Connie Fryer
Adelaide, Australia
26/05/08
Email: ccconnie@optusnet.com.au
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I'm looking for Janet (Singleton) Anderson nee Gibson who died in 1978 Glasgow.

Submitted by: Sharon Redmond
Enniscorthy, S.Ireland
26/05/08
Email: charmellebish@hotmail.com
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Memories of the cinerama. wee 9 year old boy waiting in a big queue right round the corner and up the lane ,waiting to see the picture "snow white and the seven dwarfs" its 1944. frank olson on the organ at the intrival. ah fond momerys. owen dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glsgow, Scotland
23/05/08
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I stumbled across this site while looking up my family tree. If anyone remembers my great-grandparents Rose Ann and Patrick McCafferty who lived at 145 Crown St I'd be very grateful. Can anyone tell me if 145 was above a shop - possibly a fish shop? Thanks so much J

Submitted by: Julie Seenan
Cumbernauld, Scotland
23/05/08
Email: julie@julieandgraeme.com
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Does anyone remember the cigarete factory on the corner of mathieson st and rutherglen rd wills wiff i think anne?

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St.Catharines, Canada
23/05/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Walking in the park with my son and grandson i spied a pound coin on the floor. nae haufs nae quarters, nae bits i shouted while picking it up. whats that all about? my son ask thinking his old man had finaly gone do-lally. i told all about the great adventures my pals and i had midgie raking in the gorbals when we were wee boys. my son thought i was a complete waste of space but my grandson thought it was a great tale. and there after everytime he found anything in the shed or garage he would shout nae haufs nae quarters nae bits.. to the annoyance of his stuck up essex mum... afew weeks later at a posh family function his maternal grandmother ask me what her grandson meant. when he cried nae haufs nae quarters nae bits. and when i told her she looked at me as if iwas an alien from the planet muck. how utterly disgusting she snorted through her toffy nosed snout. when the meal and drinks where over and the waiters were clearing the tables i bent down to the floor picked up a roast spud (that i had droped there) held it aloff poped it in my mouth and cried nae haufs nae quarters nae bits. granny nae knickers swayed and almost fainted.. my son has sworn he will put me away in the looney house. but my grandson thinks im the cats whiskers..if only his dear gorbals granny had still been with us to have seen it. i bet she's real proud of me.

Submitted by: Gorbals
Essex, England
22/05/08
Email: gorbals205@yahoo.com
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Hi, i currently work in the gorbals, i worked in oatlands nursery school on calie road until it was closed two years ago. we are now in st francis primary. Does anyone remember the Healy family from Mcneil street in the 50S?

Submitted by: Margaret Forbes
Cumbernauld, Glasgow
22/05/08
Email: willief@blueyonder.co.uk
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Maggie, It must be the right family, my brothers were Tommy and Billy Warren, and thats the last adress i have for them but as i said i will find out once i am on my feet where everyone is i am sure Anne is anxious so i ll do my best Kenny

Submitted by: K Warren
Glasgow, Scotland
22/05/08
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My dad's name's John Ferry. Does anyone remember the Ferry family? My grandfather, Charles, was a very tall Irishman who didn't swear or drink. Him and his wife, Agnes, had a family of 8. My father's youngest sibling is Raymond Ferry. I think he still lives in Glasgow.

Submitted by: kirsty Ferry
Manchester, UK
22/05/08
Email: kirsty_ferry@hotmail.com
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I think the matnee song at the Ritz went somr thing like this' we are the boys and girls well known as the members of the abc and every saturday we line up da da da da da da cannie rmember the rest, but I did get booed off the stage when I went up to sing, ha must hiv thought ah wis a singer no way but ah cin still dance Artie and Bertha they two could sing sing and seems every one else in the family they were all good chanters. But tha wis one happy time going to the matnee oh and before ah forget how about coming out the Paragon and going doon the dunny ti the roll shop and you held oan ti that roll fur a heat before you ate it. will have to get some music on Simple minds just to hear how good they are knew his dad in our teens. so as always best of everthing to all DAM

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, USA
22/05/08
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Hi, a was jist lookin through some of the messages there, its good reading, does anyone remember the picture hall at butterbigans rd, and Victoria rd. a think it was called the Cinerama, an then they opened up under a new name, funny enough, they called it the new Cinerama, put a lota thought inti that wan eh, lol, anyway, a remember, when it furst opend my uncle shug took mi ti see a picture, a think the picture was, How The West Was Won, anyway disnae matter aboot that, wut ma best memory of that night was, it was the first time that a ever hid a hot dog, a had never seen them before, only in the pictures from America, so ma uncle got mi wan, and it was the furst time that i ever had mustard as well, i will never forget that night, and does anyone remember the sweeties called jap deserts, they wur wee square iceing cubes wi cocinut in thum, and someone wrote that they had a sweetie called a penny chopper, i was sure they where called penny whoppers, a could bi wrang mind yi, anyway, great reading aboot the good auld gorbals, keep sendin awe that stuff in , Tony D

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
22/05/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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KENNY: Anne does not know you or remember you as she was only four when she moved to australia, she only knows her dad's name is tommy warren and her dads brother names are kenny and billy & do you think you are the right warren family from the gorbals?

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
21/05/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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I would like to know if anyone remembers the lawless family of rutherglen road in the gorbals I think they lived near teachers pub and I beleive They were neighbours to the wilkie and Mckenzie families and then they moved to ravenscraig drive in priesthill in 1948 it would be nice to hear from someone as i left the gorbals when i was only l2 years old.

Submitted by: Jim Lawless
London, England
20/05/08
Email: james.lawless1@googlemail.com
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Anybody remember martin devine the bookie at the corner of orchard street? I can remember the black maria taking the punters to the jail where the bookie bailed them out any info on this would be helpful.

Submitted by: Edward Friel
20/05/08
Email: eddyfriel@hotmail.com
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To: Gina Faulkner, Indiana, U.S.A. I tried to contact you, but I need your email address. Please make this available to us. Patrick & Jean Gibbons

Submitted by: P & J Gibbons
Victoria, Australia
19/05/08
Email: pandjgibbo@bigpond.com
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12th May 1956 anyone got a birthday on this date I'm searching for my brother whose name before adoption Brian James Bain born Doncaster St Maryhill Glasgow Mother Mary Bain (Barclay maiden name) dob 18th August 1931. Apparently he went to an irish couple first? Names Bain Barclay Purdy MacPherson all of interest. Thanks Patty

Submitted by: Patty
Coventry, England
18/05/08
Email: Ptty120556@Aol.com
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Would May Muir or Owen Muir who lived in Moffat St. in the 30's and 40's get in touch. We played together when we were children and you lived up same close as my Granny Fairie.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
16/05/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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MAGGIE. at the roundabout u go straight, oldfield lane is right turn at roundabout does Anne know me? Kenny

Submitted by: K Warren
Glasgow, Scotland
16/05/08
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I am looking for old friends from the motorbike garage in mathieson lane in gorbals.

Submitted by: Robert Brierley
Brisbane, Australia
16/05/08
Email: bobandsally@optusnet.com.au
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I lived in 12 Kidson Street in 1957, my dad was Rab he drank in the HiHi and the Waverley. Would like to know if anyone remembers anything about these pubs.

Submitted by: Frances Lawson
Glasgow, Scotland
15/05/08
Email: lawsoncrg2@aol.com
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FAO Jimmy/Australia thanks for the inquiry about Jimmy Boyle, sorry about the email address i missed out a digit but [now rectified] i also got a response from Ten Quid, i posted you a message but it was not printed, it is nice that people take the time to reply Tommy remembers me from our early days which is nice if he ever comes back to the UK it would be nice to say hello Cathie.

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
15/05/08
Email: c.meek1@ntlworld.com
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Does anyone out there remember the fleming's? I am researching my gran's family, and i know little of her family. Her name was isabelle fleming and married john gibson. They had 3 kids, sally, john and Mariette Courbet (my mum). I know that they lived in the gorbals for some time and that my grandfather died in 1962. If anyone has any info or remembers my mum please let me know, she would love it as she has very fond memories of the gorbals.

Submitted by: Colette Wilson
York, UK
15/05/08
Email: courbet34@yahoo.co.uk
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My parents names are Cathie Murphy and Alby McGuire they moved to Castlemilk from the Gorbals years ago does anyone know them?

Submitted by: Teresa
Orangeville, Canada
14/05/08
Email: muggsyb@hotmail.com
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Trying to trace family, my father was sam cameron (born moses) and he had two brothers david and peter. My grandmother was annie and she was from Ireland. anyone help?

Submitted by: Sam Cameron
Derbyshire, England
14/05/08
Email: samncass@aol.com
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Sadie Glover who went to John St. Sec. School. Are you out there? If you are I would love to say hello. We had a love/hate relationship at school, but I always thought you were the tops. I met you in Cambuslang once but have not heard of you since. I have been in Australia now since 1971.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
14/05/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Thank you to the site manager, you helped me clear up a lot things in my life by the chance of meeting Billy Malcom, what a great guy I never really knew him that well but he knew me okay it was great to meet him and spend a great evening with him and my family I never laughed so much in my life thanks again M Bernstein

Submitted by: M Bernstein
Glasgow, Scotland
14/05/08
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Bill Dallas from Govanhill or Govan whose pal was Peter Waugh, Are you out there? Have been trying for years to find if you are still alive and no one has seen or heard of you for years. If you see this please let me know you are alright.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
13/05/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Hi, does anybody remember my old friend tommy darroch from easterhouse glasgow, he has a brother william [tich] who i thing emigrated to canada, also a sister margaret who emigrated to australia tommy's wife's names was francis.

Submitted by: Peter O'Neil
Victoria, Australia
12/05/08
Email: gizzmo-1@hotmail.com
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Sadly my lifetime friend Hazel Smith died one year ago this week. We both went to Buchan Street primary and Adelphi Secondary, sadly missed by all old pals from the Gorbals.

Submitted by: Myra
Glasgow, Scotland
12/05/08
Email: myrajigy1@aol.com
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Just a big thank you to this site. On Sat I met up with my auld school mate thanks to you Webmaster, we met up at the Central station me and Mel Bernstein we downed a few and headed up his way had a curry a few more and had a great night about auld times, Hey folks he has got some pad, I ended up kipping the nite there. Thanks Mel you are a true Gorbals gentleman that was the best night of my life see you soon mate. Billy

Submitted by: B Malcolm
Glasgow, Scotland
12/05/08
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Okay you lot let a professionals tell you all about the sweets of the Gorbals; Try this one Swizzels who remembers them? Caramel logs, sherbit dips, and howabout Lucky bags! chocolate mallows a penny each, smiths crisps straight from the pub, yer Da used to bring them back when he came home sozzled. Tam yer right it was M B bars. Billy

Submitted by: B Malcolm
Glasgow, Scotland
12/05/08
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FAO Agnes herrity. My emails to you come back undelivered too!! I started at Abbotsford 1946 and my Family lived at 34 Abbotsford Place. Cheers, Maureen

Submitted by: Maureen
New Zealand
11/05/08
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FAO Ten Quid thanks for taking the trouble in responding to my inquiry about Tommy Boyle sorry about the e-mail address i missed out a digit,now rectified anyway he might remember me as Cathie McConnell of Naburn st i used to walk into town every morning with his mum as we both worked there,its amazing the things that you remember anyway when you next speak to him give him my regards Cathie

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
10/05/08
Email: c.meek1@ntlworld.com
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F.A.O. KENNY WARREN,hope you are feeling a bit better, and i know this is not really a good time for you, do you know of any other way that i can get in contact with your brother tommy as his daughter anne would love to speak to him, i have looked at the map of greenford and the directions that you have given me the names of the streets are old field lane then ferrymead gardens does this ring any bells if so please let me know, hope all is well with you cheers and thankyou. maggie

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
10/05/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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to Amelia Mckinlay, Tich the bookie used a close in Hospital st before he opened a shop in rutherglen rd, just before gorbals st. Ralph Goldfarb marked the board and Tam Kerr & George (Sneerie) Greig were the minders in case of trouble. Sneerie showed me how to play snooker in Bobs snooker hall in Rutherglen rd, great memories of where I lived (Crown st )in the old gorbals of the 1940/50s.

Submitted by: Stevie Duff
Edinburgh, Scotland
10/05/08
Email: stevieduff1543@hotmail.com
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Maureen N Z. I did know a Maureen and I did email you with my email address on a few occasions but Maellor demon showed up you dont exist?

Submitted by: M Bernstein
Glasgow, Scotland
10/05/08
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F.A.O Ten Quid, I don't understand why your e-mail has been rejected unless you missed out the E at the end of belle please try again Thanks Nan Bell

Submitted by: Nan Bell
Glasgow, Scotland
09/05/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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Yes, Jean, there was a wee sweetie shop up Moffat Street that I remember being called: "Irish Mick's." Is that the one you mean? If you came through the Pend from Sandyfaulds Street and made a right-hand turn up Moffat Street it was about half way up...He was a very wee man and had a couple of daughters who were very involved at St. Francis. One of them taught Scottish Country dancing in a wee hall up Cumberland Street. It was either up Forbes-the-Drapers close or one very near to it. You went in the close and they were the high backs and this hall was under the high backs. Learned how to do the Dashing White Sergeant there also the Gay Gordons, (can we say that word now without being offensive) Pride of Erin Waltz, etc., etc,.... It was a low ceiling and the smell of dampness would have knocked you over but we went every week. Great fun.

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf (McGettigan)
New Jersey, USA
09/05/08
Email: Glenmornin@aol.com
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My mum & Dad used to go to the pictures in kings park, where now it is the beechwood pub & resturant.There was a story in the papers years ago that the beechwood had a ghost, who was a usher in the picture house who died during a film, and quite a few workers in the kitchen in the beechwood had seen the ghost during there time working. The story was framed and hung on the wall of the Beechwood for years. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow , Scotland
09/05/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Hello to all you people. I am trying to find ANYBODY who has a relative called Patrick James Boyle who was born in 1908 in Glasgow and died at 10 1/2 Eglington St Gorbals in 1946.Patrick was my grandad and was married to Mary Ann Kilkie from a big Kilkie family of Thornleighbank and had 8 surviving kids and one dying at birth.Mary later remarried in 1954 to a Henry Berry Daly having 2 other kids to this marriage.Addresses i have for Mary and Patrick are South Portland St,Roukenburn St and Eglington St.Patricks parents were Francis Boyle and Rose Montford so if there are any relatives to thease people reading this then please contact me on the address that follows....thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk and yes the Boyle is spelled wrong in the address BOIL rather than Boyle.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
09/05/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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Amelia, That's some memory thanks for putting me oot ma agony reckon we've aw been in them a' at wan time or another, there's nuthing nuthin' wrang wi your grey stuff, by the way them midges a mentioned mibbe mind o them a wee square bit o' cardboard think it wis an a photie negative wi a bit o some kind o paper ahint it a ye sat there fur dunkeys haudin' it up tae the sun an' eventually the bit o' paper gied ye a copy o' the negative jisy another wey o' gettin' some o' the wean's thrupenny

Submitted by: Anon
Not Supplied
09/05/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Nan Cameron tried to e-mail u but kept comin back wrong e-mail address sent photo of kids in camden st school 43-45 ian sloan [brady] the moores murderer was in the class get the rite e-mail i will send it to u awera best ten quid

Submitted by: ten quid
Oz 09/05/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Everyone is talking about crips, macaroon bars M&B bars now what about Spangles. I remember my uncle was in hospital and he asked me to get a packet of Spangles to take the bad taste away when I went into the shop ansd asked the woman she asked me where I was for the last 30+ years. Now what about the whelks and mussels???? Was a dab hand at flicking the "eyes" away from the whelks they used to be all over the place, brilliant could go some of them now. FAO May G of Glasgow I know your dad worked for Tich the bookie many a bung we got of him to go to the Calder picture house. You'd be just as quick walking up to my house HA!HA! Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
09/05/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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This is a message for M Bernstein who has NO email address on his message. Please get in touch with me on private email as we come from the same Street and have common background. Cheers Maureen.

Submitted by: Maureen
New Zealand
09/05/08
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Someone asked the name of Greasy Peter. Well, it was Peter Pagliari. Best chips and potato cakes on the planet,especially to us children of the Gorbals who were always hungry. Anyone remember the 'wee man's" shop in Moffat st. near the pen going through to Cumberland st?

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
09/05/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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FAO MAUREEN FROM NEW ZEALAND. I sent two e-mail to you and they both came back as failed.I went to Abbotsford school from 1953 & 1960. I lived in Bedford street number 20b. It would be good if we went to Abby at the same time and knew each other.Good luck. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
09/05/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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ST MARY'S CHURCH AND A SMALL 'HOME BAKERY' VERY CLOSE TO IT, IN CUMBERLAND STREET. IT SOLD APPLE TURNOVERS, CIRCA 1965.

Submitted by: KEVIN COYLE
BURTON - UPON-TRENT, ENGLAND
09/05/08
Email: KEVCONEWS@HOTMAIL.com
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OCHE COME ON IS THIS A WINED UP am still laffin hours later got an e-mail from China [We got your information from http://www.gorbalslive.org.uk.]dintec plumbing co followed by the address they sell awe pipes n kitchen stuff "HI CHINA DID U READ MA ANECDOTE ABOOT THE NUT N BOLT WOKS" i hit him with an iron bar "NO AN FN KITCHEN SINK!"but thanks for the laff did any you gorbalites get this e-mail if so a said before it was easy to get my name noo safe ti open the e-mail then send them all back ti sender we will help keep the unemployed there workin awera best ti hoo flung dung ! ten quid

Submitted by: TEN QUID
OZ
09/05/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Ten Quid. Yeah get your point the old weight problem coming back, but I did cure this for 40 years keeping trim, old age sag coming in now, but I was miserable as a youngster being fat, but although its def unhealthy I am happy now, I wish I had been when I was younger and people accepted me for what I was inside not outside, I see you no longer live in Glasgow, how long have you been away? You havent lost your auld gorbals aggression then, talking about iron bars, you must be as old as me im 59, but the only iron bars I like are barrs iron bru heh heh

Submitted by: M Bernstein
Eastwood, Glasgow
07/05/08
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Amelia and Anon; You both got it wrong it was M an B bars with 4 squares, also macaroon bars if you got a pink inside you got another one free, and a penny chopper thick hard chocolate, anacide balls, gobstoppers, these were some of the most popular in the gorbals, mines was a wagon wheel.

Submitted by: T Craig
Tollcross, Glasgow
07/05/08
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Hi all, I am getting an insight into the area my ancestors hailed from love the stories. Does anyone know where I can get a copy of Gorbals, an illustrated history? Anne..

Submitted by: Anne
Adelaide, Australia
07/05/08
Email: bain3@bigpond.com
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My ancestors were Darroch, Diamond and McPhersons, all lived around Gorbals area, Glasgow. Darrochs were originally from Ireland.

Submitted by: Anne
Adelaide, Australia
07/05/08
Email: bain3@bigpond.com
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c meek tried to contact you 4 times on e-mail keeps coming back about tommy boyle i put it in the gorbals it wasn't printed i realize now that they advise folk not to put that info on the net i thank the team for that but Cathy could u check the address maybe a dot out of place just cant get to you i spoke with him on the phone the other day said you went jiving at wilsons he is not on the net i have all his info here awera best ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
06/05/08
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I'm trying to get in touch with Mark Welsh. He grew up in the Gorbals all his life. He will be about 31 now. He has 2 brothers, Christopher and Peter and his Mother is Francis and his Father is also Peter. They lived on Waddell St.

Submitted by: Josephine
Michigan, USA
06/05/08
Email: therealsunshine@hotmail.com
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FAO Anon I think the M&M's sweetie factory was round about Wolsely St.or Logan St.in the Oatlands where St Bonaventure School was. What about you Rita can you remember or maybe someone from The Pig and Whistle knows.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
06/05/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Anyone from the south side very polite must say cumberland st was a great place busy i loved it then we had the brigget i had uncles that were rag men and aunties that were haukers but i used to get taken there with my ma she knew a lot there but i used to say it stunk it did but i still went then the police would put all the peoples clothes in to puddles that didnt have a stallit was a sin you would just see them all run does anyone else remember luv anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill St.
Catharines, Canada
06/05/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Anon; And if we didn't have a real "peever" we improvised with an empty can of shoe polish. Also playing "shop" in the back green [although I never saw a blade of grass] and using wallies [broken china] for money. If we found a piece with a little gold on it, we thought we had died and gone to heaven.

Submitted by: Joan
USA
06/05/08
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Hi Amelia my da worked for tich old hughi many a time he absconded with the money, and tich always took him back.

Submitted by: May
Glasgow, Scotland
06/05/08
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Looking to trace any relatives of McAdam family that lived at 2 Cavendish St early 1900's. Susan rachel McAdam died in childbirth in 1900, and buried in Glasgow. She was Catholic, would any one know where she would be buried?? Her maiden name was Comiskey, and both her and her husband Michael McAdam hailed from Co. Monaghan Eire

Submitted by: Maurice McAdam
Stirling, UK
06/05/08
Email: mfmcadam@hotmail.co.uk
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You were right Amelia, M&M chocolate factory was in Bilboa St, it was bombed during the war---maybe 1943---there was chocolate all over the place---we had big chunks of it in our desks at St Bonny's, the houses up at the corner were destroyed as well, a guy in my class found a wooden leg, carried it around for weeks,,,weird to say the least. Actually I still have it, may sell it on E-Bay.

Submitted by: Robert Warden
Winnipeg, Canada
06/05/08
Email: shawfieldc57@mts.net
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Can anyone remember my mum Elizabeth Ward who went to holyrood in the 60's or my gran Helen Ward who stayed in the Queen Elizabeth flats any memories plz thankx

Submitted by: Susannah Ward
Glasgow, Scotland
06/05/08
Email: littlessnu21@hotmail.com
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Hi Tony Donnelly, Yes, I remember going to the steamie with my mother. She always booked a cubicle for a Sat. between 10-12am and my sister and I had to meet her when her time was up to help her home with the wet washing in an old pram that seemed to be a communal pram belonging to the tenement we lived in in Rutherglen Rd. Don't know if my mother enjoyed those days at the steamie or not, but we children took it all as part of our life growing up in the Gorbals.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
05/05/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Hi I have only recently found this site and really enjoy reading about everyone's memories. I was born in Coatbridge in 1956 and came to live in Australia in 1967. I am trying to find out anything about my grandfather who I believe was a policeman in Glasgow sometime in the 1930's or 1940's. His name is Robert(Bert) Beattie and he originated from Aberdeen. He married my grandmother Jessie Nicol in 1932, had 2 children, my mother Helen and her sister Margaret. My grandmother died in 1933 and he left the children in care of her family. It would mean a great deal to my mother to find anything else about him. We have only recently found out he had become a policeman and was in the Glasgow area. If anyone can help please contact me. Thanks Sandra

Submitted by: Sandra Mason
Newcastle, Australia
05/05/08
Email: competitions@northernnswfootball.com.au
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Allan Munro sadly Jean has died sorry you did not get to know each other again but she had a lot to say about you WALTER

Submitted by: W Newell
Glasgow, Scotland
05/05/08
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AGNES. I went to Abbey from 1955-1961 who do you know i can still remember all the names in my class hope to hear from u

Submitted by: M Bernstein
Glasgow, Scotland
05/05/08
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CATHIE MEEK twice i hiv sent u e-mails n twice they hiv been returned something rang n your e-mail address please correct it regarding TOMMY BOYLE ALL THE BEST JIMMY

Submitted by: Jimmy
Australia
04/05/08
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Susan of L A The Madden family I knew moved to Bellsmyre Dumbarton, you should be able to find a connection, I will make enquires although this will take me a few weeks but I shall be in touch, are they relatives? Father Devlin.

Submitted by: Father P Devlin
Stirling, Scotland
04/05/08
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Dampt wummin got ma heid birlin' wi they picture hooses anywey here's some mair the Elephant, the State up in Kings Park and completely forgot the Palace in Cleland St, dug up the full name for the EE's cop for this The Eglinton Electreum or something similar fancy eh ? musta cut ese sell shaving when came up wi that

Submitted by: Anon
Not submitted
04/05/08
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Anyone who lived in the Gorbals St., Cleland St., Hospital St., Thistle Street, Crown Street, Ballater Street, Rutherglen Road area in the 40s and 50s would remember the hole in the wall shop that a previous writer correctly states was in an arch under the railway bridge that crossed above Cleland Street. You could buy peanuts there on your way to the pictures (if you could afford them)- whether you were going to the Palace picture house around the corner or farther along Bedford Street to the Coli (Coliseum) or Bedford cinemas. When my ma was pregnant with my younger brother, Sam, she craved peanuts even though they gave her heartburn. I was the one who was always sent to the wee archway shop to get the peanuts. My ma knew I didn't like them, not so my two older brothers, Henry and Wiliam, who'd have scoffed some on the way back, if she'd sent them.

Submitted by: Mary C Russell (nee Whittaker)
Walnut Creek, USA
04/05/08
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To M Bernstein. From one ex Abbotsfordee to another. Email me privately please.

Submitted by: Maureen
Not submitted
04/05/08
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Does anyone remember Massys food shop in Norfolk st. I worked there in 1962 on a Saturday, my pay was 12/6 from 7.30 am till 6pm, I was 14 at the time and i thought 12/6d was a lot of money for a days work. I would give my Mum 10/- and have 2/6d for myself, owe my I was rich. Sure memories are a fantastic. My favorite job to do was make the pats of butter, with the wooden spoon. There was no such thing as self service then, everything was sold loose in paper bags, the butter, biscuits, sugar, yes they were the good old days.Agnes

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
03/05/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi All, Thought I'd post again, still looking for Shields Family, Annie, Mary jane, Francis, John, Eliza mother and Father were Hugh Shields mother was Catherine Graham, Next generation, Francis Shields married Mary McCann or Lapping. Please help if you can!! Thanks in advance, Jane Davies

Submitted by: Jane Davies
Glenrothes, Fife
03/05/08
Email: janedavies5354@hotmail.com
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C Meek i sent u an e-mail but it came back unknown about tommy boyle when i talk to him on the phone i will ask him about u and if its ok to give u his address bye ten quid.

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
03/05/08
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Amelia, M&M that's the wan they had their ain Chocolate covered bar sectioned intae aboot 5 or 6 pieces sure they called it or we did jist an M&M bar an if no mistaken they also made a macaroon bar damned if kin mind where it wis but doon roon aboot the St Mungo halls sticks in my mind.

Submitted by: Anon
Not submitted
03/05/08
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Anne Smith, tried to e-mail you but was rejected please get in touch Nanxx

Submitted by: Nan Cameron (Bell)
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO Margaret McGettigan Hi Margaret I think when I was young "Titch the bookie" was around Hospital/Thistle St near Clelland St. or Old Rutherglen Rd. I think an old childhood pal of mine's father used to work for him. The bookie in our was Ben Wilson who stayed around South Portland St. That was another thing in the Gorbals plenty of bookies can anyone remember them???? Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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For all the cinemagoers in the Gorbals long ago the picture houses and correct me if I am wrong anyone. Starting from Eglington St. Bedford, Colloseum, Eglington Electreum (EE's)....Palace in Gorbals St.... Crownie in Crown St..... Greens in Ballater St..... Wellington Palace (Bees) in Commercial Rd..... Paragon in Cumberland St..... and then along to the Ritz in Caledonia Rd..... Right we are going up Cathcart Rd. Majestic (Sticks) in Inglefield St..... Calder in Calder St.... Govanhill in Govanhill St....Cinerama and the Crosshill (coffin) in Victoria Rd....Hampden in Westmoreland St.....Tonic in Battlefield Rd building is now a pub called the Mission.... Kingsway in Cathcart Rd. at Holmlea Rd.....Rialto/George in old Castle Rd....Mayfair in Siclair Dr.... Muirend in Clarkston Rd....State in Castlemilk Rd.... and there used to be another one near the Beechwood I think it was called the Florida but not sure. Then there was the Embassy, Elephant and the Waverley in Shawlands. Correct me if I am wrong as the old grey matter isn't working as well as I would like. Amelia p.s. Never went to the picture houses up the town. I get 25 in all I think????

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Hi all. Im Grace and im working on a performance at Sixth Form College. Its about Glasgow, more specifically the Gorbals and if anyone has any info., i'd really appreciate it. Does any one have info. on living conditions when times were really bad...the piece is about a working class young woman living on the streets; we want to create a realistic, honest picture, and you guys might be able to help? Any details, stories, recollections etc. would be great… please email me at gracieholliday@hotmail.com Reading some of the previous entries has brought tears to my eyes, and I really want to do justice to the Gorbals and create a realistic performance. Hoping somebody can help, Grace Holliday.

Submitted by: Grace
Yorkshire, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: gracieholliday@hotmail.com
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Anybody remember the vintage cars that were found locked in an old garage in the pen on polmadie rd in the seventies?

Submitted by: Andy B
Oatlands, Glasgow
02/05/08
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C Meek, thank you for answering. Shug used to give me a big bear hug any time he came to our house, yes him and Peter were great pals, I often think of those day's, it broke my heart when Peter passed away, I still get all choked up. Tell Shug I send my best regard.

Submitted by: Jean Rae/Lynch
Church Hill TN, USA
02/05/08
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Talking about picture halls i remember as a very wee lassie my ma taking us to the pantomine and standing in line then we sat in the gods we as kids thought it was a bore but i had two uncles that were rag men that used to come to our house in mathieson st with there horse and cart shouting toys for rags and he always gave us a run on it up the st ha ha we thought it was great i would say thats our uncle and we ended up with a balloon my brothers sneaked a few jumpers out it was a laugh luv anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St. Catharines, Canada
02/05/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Got to thinking how many games and things can ye mind o' ? Starters: Kick the Can, Aleavio, Matchstick Guns, Beds, Ropes, Bogies K.D.R.F. Midges (no the rakin' kind) geez am stuck must be hunners mair

Submitted by: Anon
Not submitted
02/05/08
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FAO Jean Rae I am shocked to hear about Peter I have thought about him over the years my brother Hughie and i often talked about the things that they used to get up to, anyway Hughie moved to Irvine many years ago he has two boys and a girl who are all married and he is just struggling on with his life, he will be gutted when i tell him about Peter anyway thanks a lot for the response to my inquiry. FOA Amelia McKinlay thanks for the reply to my inquiry about Hughie McConnell he is my big brother and [boy o boy] he lives in Irvine and when i get him sober i will give him your news,i love him to bits but he is a pest, Malcolm Campbell died a few years ago i think i remember some of the people you mentioned but maybe Hughie can shed some light on it anyway thanks for your help C Meek

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: c.meek@ntlworld.com
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Rita the only McArdles I remember was in Crown st. before you came to Cumberland st. They sold interior fireplaces and when the Gorbals was changing to electric they were putting it in for the people in the Gorbals, they must have made a lot of money. As for "Annies ice cream my grannie would have went off her head if we brought anyone elses ice cream in. And also in one of the past posting someone gave "Greasy Peters" real name, don't know how far back it was some night when I am doing nothing I'll maybe flick through it to see if I come across it. Does anyone remember M&M's the sweetie factory that was in the Oatlands, it was either in Bilboa street or some of the other ones. An old pal of mine Rose "Carlin" McCann got badly burnt on the foot with the boiling sugar she was in the "Vicky" for a while and had to get skin graft done. Rose just passed away in February this year.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Anon; I remember the Cosmo. Also there was the Paramount, The Picture House and La Scala, where you could have dinner and watch the picture. Does anyone remember a little newsagent in Hospital St. just around the corner from Cleland St? It was owned by Betty Ford. There was a display of macaroons on the counter, and if you chose one that was pink inside you got it for free. We would stand looking for one for such a long time, that eventually she would throw us out.

Submitted by: Joan
U.S.A.
02/05/08
Email: artandjoan@comcast.net
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Jimmy Haggerty, my emails are coming back as undeliverable, hope all is well. Frank

Submitted by: Frank Ford
Whyalla, South Australia
02/05/08
Email: frankford@sa86net.com
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Hullo to Bernstein ( Billy Bunter) you were in my class at school, you lived just after the bridge in Abbotsford place, just accross the road from me, I do remember you you took a lot of stick pal, I remember your Ma, she was always coming to see Mr Green our Jannie or Mr. Buchanan our head master, she was more in the school than you, a wee joke but near the truth, I was sorry to hear about your experiences, I know I never once offended you, as kids we never quite realised what you went through, but I get your point, seems Ten QUID is trying to give you advise but I am sure hes a million miles away from what you mean but he is only trying to be helpful, but if you ever want to meet up for a chat Im usually having a beer or two in the central Saturdays mid day, I am the one with the biggest nose you ever seen but with a big smile on my jaw let me know, I used to play geories with you, Alan yates, archie bowman, and yer old swag jackie morrison, you used to come in! to Hells Kitchen with your empties. Anybody remember that place? You used to go to the synagoge in Turiff street, I am sure you will remember me, Billy

Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Anybody remember the Harris family from Abbotsford Lane. Any information would be acknowledged/appreciated

Submitted by: Albert Harrs
Edinburgh, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: yeshe_dorje@yahoo.co.uk
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Hi Rita Moffat, I remember the Rainbow Cafe at the corner of Rutherglen rd. and Moffat St. I recall being in there one day when I was about ten and while I waited for my ice cream pokey hat, a big bruiser of a fella came in and grabbed my face then just walked out without saying a word. Don't know anything about the family who owned the cafe, but we used it any time we had an ice cream treat. Bye

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
02/05/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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I MARRIED THE YOUNGEST MOONEY FROM SURREY ST. DON'T KNOW WHO STEVIE IS BUT GET IN TOUCH AND JOG OUR MEMORY

Submitted by: MOONEY
EAST KILBRIDE, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: BOBBIE.MOONEY@BTOPENWORLD.com
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Does anyone remember the snow ball shop next to the police station on oxford st it was black market peter.

Submitted by: Peter Diver
Oshawa Ont., Canada
02/05/08
Email: peterdiver@rogers.com
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CAMDEN ST. SCHOOL. If any of the following are on line I would dearly love to know if there is a class photograph out there between 1943-1950. the names I remember are as follows-Jean Donnelly, Cathie Duffy, Margaret Ferguson, Greta Greig, Tony Green, Mattie & Betty Kelly, Cathie Lambie, John McCallion, John McGourty, Nessie Marks, Betty McQueen, Sadie Phillps, Robert Purdon, Jean Quigley, Archie Stormonth, Hugh Sinclair, Susan Shankly, Phemie Turnbull, Jim Wilson. Cheers Nan

Submitted by: Nan Cameron
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO Jack Duffy Hello Jack I Dont Remember You As You Say Three Years Difference In Age When We Were Teenagers Was A Lifetime. Yes Tam Wilson Was My Cousin The Wilsons Stayed AT 32 Turnlaw St There Was My Aunty Bunty Uncle Harry The Wains Were Sadie Jacky Tam Betty And Harry. When Sadie And Tam Got Married They Both Had Houses In Snowden St. All The Family Went To OZ In The Late Fiftys Tam Died In OZ About Fourteen Years Ago All The Family Returned To Glasgow Only Sadie And Betty Survive They Were At My Seventyith Birthday Party Last Year. Jack I Still Have My Hair But Its Snow White Now. The Duffys I New Were Pat And Jim From Lawmoor St Jim Was At Bonnies With Me I Dont No If YOU were Related Thanks For Mention Jack All THE Best. TAM

Submitted by: Tam Lennie
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: Not Supplied
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FAO Jean Duffy Logan Hello Jean i hope you dont mind me getting in touch with you, as i am trying to get in touch with Tommy Boyle who emigrated to America many years ago, i understand he lives in Boston and i thought you might know as i believe the last time he was home he visited the [HOLY GROUND]. It is so nice to reminisce, i remember when i used to go to Wilsons Jiving there was Tommy, Jimmy Tierney, Smudge, George McCracken a lot of the Cumbie they were great times i have not been to the Gorbals since my dad died but have promised myself a visit it just seems to be in the blood, anyway hope you can help Cathie Meek nee McConnell

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/08
Email: c.meek@ntlworld.com
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My father grew up at 240 Main in the 1930s and 1940s. Family's name was McGarvey...anyone remember them or have info on that address?

Submitted by: Kathleen McGarvey
Winnipeg, Canada
02/05/08
Email: kathleenlegris@hotmail.com
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Hi Ronnie You do tell a good story with a great punchline! You know McArdles does ring a bell! Memory is such a funny thing. Loads of people remember stories about Greasy Peter's and his family etc. But I can't recall finding any reference to the family who had the Rainbow Cafe. Michael McGrory/Amelia/TenQuid can you please help us out here? And yep, the American Cream Soda was a treat wi the icecream. Double nougats and oysters were a once in a blue moon treat and tasted all the better for it. My grandfather swore that "ANNIE'S THE TALLIES ICECREAM WAS BETTER!" That last statement was a bit non PC so I put into quotation marks. Apologies to anyone outhere of Italian extraction. Problem was you had to run very fast as it was a wee bit further away along Rutherglen Road and would melt in no time. His favourite tipple apart from a good dram of whiskey was an icecream drink made of Vimto and Icecream-probably enjoyed after a huge hangover! Cheers Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
29/04/08
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I lived 117 norfolk street accross from the library, which is still there, went to st johns nursery school and then st johns primary school in the early fifties until 1960,lived above johnstones newsagents and hardwear. School pals were sammy couclough, and andy johnston from salsbury place, i remember crisp shop in south portland street and fergusons the bakers opposite my home..moved from there in the 60 clearances to priesthill..where no community existed..anyone know my family??

Submitted by: Billy McGowan
Glasgow, Scotland
29/04/08
Email: wmmcg@btinternet.com
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FAO Father Devlin, I have tried, multiple times, to find anyone who might have known Kathleen Madden of 125 Hospital Street and/or the Mulraneys who may have lived on Portugal Street. The time frame is late 1940s to early 1950s. So far, no-one has responded. Since both families were Catholic and attended St. Johns, I wonder if you can assist in any way. Thank you in advance for your time and any help you can provide, Susan

Submitted by: Susan
LA, USA
29/04/08
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Amelia, you are asking all of us if we can remember the picture houses from the Gorbals up to Cathcart, well, one time when I was home on holiday, I bought a book entitled: "100 years of Glasgow's Amazing Cinemas," written by Bruce Peter. It is a great read and gives the history of all the pictures houses all over Glasgow. About the Paragon it states that a man named "Wee Titch, an infamous Gorbals bookie (nicknamed after a popular music hall star called Little Titch) converted a Free Church building in Cumberland Street into the Paragon. Wee Titch intended to operate it himself and had installed a manager called George Archibald, but he sold it immediately to Richard Singleton who was keen to get part of the Gorbals cinema business. Richard's son George recalls that Archibald 'left soon after Father bought the place. He became manager of the New Bedford then went on to become the managing director of Odean cinemas and subsequently supervised United Artists' activities in Britain when they took a stake in the Odean in 1940. He ended up as Lord Archibald a far cry from his early days at the Paragon in the old Gorbals'. Apart from new external canopies and a projection room, the bldg. was hardly altered from its original use and the dingy interior retained the original church pews. George Singleton remembers 'the patrons were a tough dirty lot and to maintain cleanliness, the place was saturated in carbolic disfectant. There is more but I will end here. I, myself, went to the Paragon for years and never, ever smelled any carbolic odour in the Paragon. They used to say "That you went in with a coat and came out with a waistcoat" as there were so may fleas in the place. Does anyone remember the song we used to sing at the Saturday afternoon matinees. It started with "From far and near we gather here for the picture show...." Now let me know if anyone remembers all the words....

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf (McGettigan)
Westfield NJ, USA
29/04/08
Email: glenmornin@aol.com
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Picture hooses: Ritz,Paragon, Wellington Palace read Bees, Greens, EE's, Coliseum, Bedford, Majestic Sticks, Calder, Govanhill, Hampden, Florida, Waverley, Cosmo, Elephant, Tudor bound tae have missed some anyway just trying the grey matter the few wee references tae the nut and sweetie shops ye couldnae swing a cat in minds me o' a guy I knew bit o' a lad anywey he goes intae wan o' them an' creates hell wi the guy who's getting a bit nervey at the tongue lashing an eventually when he could get a word in says whit hiv a done the guy says xmas an ye never invited me tae yir staff party

Submitted by: Anon
Not submitted
29/04/08
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Hello paul i worked with thomas birrel and neil birrel back in the early sixtys plus there dad and there uncle who's names i cant remember. It was the clyde cold storage i e-mailed thomas last year but have not heard of him since i hope he is ok peter

Submitted by: Peter Diver
Oshawa Ont, Canada
29/04/08
Email: peterdiver@rogers.com
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FAO M BERNSTEIN, I also went to Abbotsford School from 1953 to 1960, and lived in Bedford St. When did you go to the school? I have been lucky enough to have found some people who lived near me and that went to Abby. AGNES

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
28/04/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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I was wondering if anyone can give me some information about the smith family of lawmoor street girls were emma mary and jeannie thanks

Submitted by: Betty Adams
Toronto, Canada
27/04/08
Email: gorbalscross@hotmail.com
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FAO C Meek We used to run about in a crowd with Peter Rae and Hugh but we had a nickname we always called him "Ushie." He done body building he worked in Wisemans when he was younger then he had an accident in some other work were he lost some of his fingers. Is Hughie still alive if so send him my regards and that a lot of his old pals have passed away. Joe Mulligan, Thomas Riley, Geordie and Rose McCann, Thomas McAndrew and then we heard that Malky Campbell had died don't know if this is true but you will know as I think you were connected to him Tommy O'Brien was in the hospital he lost part of his leg. Hughie used to come up to our house when we stayed in Moffat St and Lawmoor St. Good hearing names from the past. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
27/04/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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fao. gorbals street steamie, I remember going to the gorbals street steamie with my mammy when I was a wee boy about 8 or 9 in the early 40s. one of my memorys was my mammy taking off my shoes and socks and making me stand in the sink full of washing, and I had great fun thumping my feet up and down to wash the dirt out of the washing. not forgetting the woman with their dresses tucked into their knickers. Do you remember, there was one man who worked there doing maintenance work. Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
26/04/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Any info please. My mother born 1920. On birth certificate her parents were John and Mary Docherty 44 Muse Lane. Mary Docherty was previously Mary Ewart nee Thomas. Even the slightest bit of info would mean so much to me.

Submitted by: Susan Hughes
New Zealand
26/04/08
Email: susan-jock1@xtra.co.nz
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Tam frank there was a crisp shop penny bags great stuff back then and the ee pic. house peter diver

Submitted by: Peter Diver
Oshawa, Canada
26/04/08
Email: peterdiver@rogers.com
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Amelia McKinlay the movie halls i remember were eglinton st- BEDFORD- COLISEUM -BRIDGE ST -E-Es-over the bridge jamica st was that the LA SCALA showed all X certifaces ? across from CLYDSDALES NEXT TO argyle st rutherglen rd GREENS gorbals st PALACE - cumberland st PARAGON-commercial rd BEES -caly rd RITZ -corner calder st pollockshaws rd ???got it CINERAMA-- was it the GOVAN just off govanhill rd?? went to them all but again the auld grey matter is letting me down help me AMELIA ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
26/04/08
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To Rita Moffat, Hi Rita, If my memory serves me right we used to also refer to the Rainbow Cafe as McCardles, I don't honestly know why, perhaps they were an original owner. I remember often as a kid going up there with a glass jug to have it filled with ice cream & nearly always getting a bottle of American Cream Soda with which we made up ice cream drinks. Another early experience which became an often told story of my mother was when she took me to the Bees in the middle 40s to see John Wayne in the Flying Tigers. She loved recounting how during one scene when a Japanese pilot gets shot in the face a voice sitting next to her called out "Oh what a F------ mess" which was followed by mass laughter from the moviegoers. I guess it was one of my early attemps at being a comedian. Ronnie

Submitted by: Ronnie Meldrum
Perth, Australia
25/04/08
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Hi NAN (BELL) CAMERON. Glad to find out you are Archie's daughter. As I said before, he stayed with us for a short while and brought his pet rabbit, Lucy, which chewed everything in sight, including my only skirt for school. I had to wear it with fringes and holes all around the bottom. Not ideal place for the poor rabbit, up a close, in a room and kitchen. I can't believe you are in Partick, I'm there about once a week and still use Vinnie's butcher in Hyndland St. I lived there for 10years (until 1980) at corner of Hyndland St and White St.- a fabulous big flat. It's possible I passed you a hundred times and never knew we were related. I worked in school meals then, when my boys were young. That's when young Jackie popped in to say hello, but he never did phone me. Sorry to hear Hughie and son died. Never saw him after we moved from Gorbals. Could meet for coffee sometime if you like and I will look out some 'Cameron' photos. Anne.

Submitted by: Anne Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
25/04/08
Email: gorbalsmithtouring-@yahoo.co.uk
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M Bernstein --ex billy bunter to a new billy bunter NO GOOD MY FRIEND living the good life before made u into billy u got rid o him only to return like jekyle n Hyde you're best friend is your heart give him a fair go n as u say life is good it will continue to be good but fat is stroke diabetes arthritis as well as heart attack believe me i was there genes u cant do anything about but greed u can about ugly people they will always be around unfortunately my pet hate was the ones who made fools of themselves by taking the micky out of head injured people i worked in the NUT n bolt factory [that job must hiv been made for me] as i was a bit of a nutter maybe still! every factory in those days had injured folks working for them we hid a head injured boy worked for us n this guy had our poor sole chase him ducking under the stacked round iron bars causing him to hit his already broken head into the stacked up iron bars making his forehead swell the size of a tennis ball picking up a piece of 1/2inch iron i hit this bully across the bridge of the nose thats the worst of bad eyesight i aimed for his head i got the choice the sack or quit. i quit he got the sack a broken nose n 2 black eyes the disabled lad got kept on my demon wasnt in my belly but in my head cant mind my own business then 25 yrs ago my son got head injuries from a car driven by a DRUNK i became a Jekyll n Hyde not like your billy type but the crazy type leading to 3 heart attacks the last this year a quad bye pass so pal keep the tummy down save your heart and like me u will still be with the family u obviously love nice to thank those who were kind n "F" them who are not worth the time of day noo fer a big plate o chips n gravy i wish! ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
25/04/08
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Trying to find my cousin Jim Knox can anyone help?

Submitted by: David Niehus
Kyabram, Australia
25/04/08
Email: davidniehus@yahoo.com.au
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Hi Kathy, Jean here, this is a great site, just found it. I was just thinking of Hughie the other day. It is sad to say my brother Peter passed away very young here in America. I think of him and Hughie all the time. Peter was just 50 when he passed away. Jean

Submitted by: Jean Rae (Lynch)
USA
25/04/08
Email: niaroo@embarqmail.com
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Re the Kilnas: John Kilna immigrated to Australia in the late 50's with his wife Vali and son Joseph and daughter Maria - he had three more boys in Australia - John died in 1977- Stanley stayed in Glasgow and so did his brother Josie unfortunately both of them have passed away. My mother Patsy Crossan (John and Stanely's sister) came to Australia with my Dad - Andy Crossan and my two sisters and me in 1964. Margo Kilna my mother's sister and the baby of the Kilna family came to Australia in the early 70's - Margo lives in Sydney but we keep in touch by phone and with regular visits - hope that helps whomever was asking about the family Cheers Margaret Rose

Submitted by: Margaret Rose Klibbe (nee Crossan)
Brisbane, Australia
24/04/08
Email: margaret_klibbe@hotmail.com
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Just found this site. I was born in 1947, daugher of John and Sadie Harkins, only child, lived in Snowdon Street until I was ten - went to St. Bonaventure's, Holyrood, then Strathclyde U. My gran "Lizzy" Gaughan, her sister Agnes (Addy) and my aunt Nan lived in Mathieson St.and my cousins, the Pattersons: Marie, Raymond, Kathleen, Harry, Patricia and Anthony with mom and dad Betty and Harry, lived in Ballater St. I don't remember a lot, but I do remember a few people, like David Brown who went to St. Bonaventure's, and Philip Mangan who was at both St. B's and Holyrood with me. I don't see Snowdon St. mentioned a lot. I lived at number 33, just off Rutherglen Road, and I sure remember Greasy Peter's! I used to get into trouble for spending my penny on scrapings....and I remember the rag man who came round. I gave him a wool sweater for a sparkly ring, and my mother made me take it back for a tin bank! I had a collie called Major, and we used to visit a little store across the road for a "penny dainty" which major carried home. I don't think anyone will remember me particularly, but you never know - I was really quiet.

Submitted by: Frances Service (Harkins)
Ontario, Canada
24/04/08
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Interested in hearing anything regarding McLafferty families or Smyth families.

Submitted by: Liz
Hamilton, Canada
24/04/08
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Hi does anyone remember the Mooney family who lived in Surrey Street they had 4 girls and 2 boys?

Submitted by: Stevie
Not supplied
24/04/08
Email: stevie2012@hotmail.co.uk
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I remember the wee hole in the wall in clelland lane, that used to sell the tablet, macaroons etc, and of course hot nuts. I am in touch with Grandson of the man who worked there, he now lives in New Zealand, but he was born in the Gorbals the same year as me 1948. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
24/04/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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To Tony Donnelly; Michael McGrory; Amelia et al Tony you prompted my wee brain-it is the only thing that gets smaller as you get older! I do remember that wee shop and you're right it was hardly a department store!- Nae room to swing the proverbial cat. But great pink coconut tablet-and macaroon bars. Used to be a stall at the barras too that sold it. But it was the mention of Clelland St that took me back a few decades. Used to skip oot with my pals on a Saturday night to the Clelland Bar to see Glasgow's Elvis Presley-Jamie Barnes srutting his stuff, singing Jailhouse Rock, Blue Suede shoes etc. He had everyone raring tae go-especially the girls. Brought the hoose doon! Walked off after doing his stint, down to the bar at the other end, ordered a pint, looked at the mirror behind the bar, took oot a comb and sorted his Elvis Quiff hairdo. Brilliant turn as they say-had the place packed tae the gunnels and ROCKING. Went to see him in another pub a few years ago with his band Quotiche, (the spelling I know isnae right) Named after a Northen American Indian tribe/ Indian Chief? Still a great turn and still a "fine boy" albeit a few years older.

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
24/04/08
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Re the little shop in Clelland Street, this was actually in the railway arch. I remember it well. Especially the roasted peanuts. They were still in the shell and we would rub a handfull between our hands and blow the shells into the fireplace. My poor Mum must have been demented as there were few vaccum cleaners in those days, brush and shovel for her to clear up after us! The shop/factory that sold the macaroon was not far from Waddell Street. I am sure it was nearer the Clyde than Old Rutherglen Road.

Submitted by: Danny
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24/04/08
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When I was at Abbotsford place school I was nicknamed Billy Bunter, I hated the place, funny thing is everyone thought I was brainy because I was fat and Jewish, I failed miserabley at school and went to Adelphi Terrace, well that was an experience, I dogged school all the time, my mum got into trouble over that, but I just could not face the daily humilation I got, if Jackie Morrison is out there please listen, you were unbelivable, I left school at 15 and went to live with relatives in Widnes down in Liverpool, life was just the same, Billy Bunter arrives in Town, I ended up back in the Gorbals, locked up in my room for 2 years, hey I lost 4 stone and felt so much better, no one recognised me or knew who I was, all this time I had no job, no qualifications, but who cares Billy Bunter was dead and buried, I did get my life right and that was through meeting decent people, Henry Young thank you John Miller thank you, I got married had 4 kids, have a good business, stay up in Eastwood, life is good, but guess what Billy Bunter has returned after all these years, but I can handle it, theres a morale to this story, and I bet some of you out there remember me, I wonder what you think? Good site just got to know it, hope to hear from any old cronnies or anyone in fact.

Submitted by: M Bernstein
Glasgow, Scotland
23/04/08
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Does anyone have any information on Peter Rae who immigrated to America, he used to be grate mates with my brother Hughie Mc Connell, he also had a sister Jean who also immigrated to America i would love to hear from him

Submitted by: C Meek
Glasgow, Scotland
23/04/08
Email: c.meek@ntlworld.com
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jist a wee point, yi know wut suprises mi.the woman oan this site, that never went ti the steamy at the gorbals swimmin baths, wi there Ma, ma Ma, used ti love goin there, it wiz a day oot for her,, the patter was diff. class. an they awe hid there rollers in, or in those days it wiz curlers,lol,an a remember, they used ti tuck there skirts iti there knickers, ti get ott in a hurry, aweeeeeeeeeee the good auld Gorbals days, couldnae beat it , ;)) ti clarify that, when they tucked there skirt in there knickers, it was ti get the soap oot them. a was talkin ti ma Ma yesterday, abooot it, an she still remembers it, an ma Mas 82 ;))

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
23/04/08
Email: tond67@ntlworld.com
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Hi to kenny warren - i am looking for tommy warren as his daughter anne is my sister in law and would love to have a relationship with her dad she lives in australia and has no computer so has asked myself to help her trace him. She is willing to wait till you are well enough to help her. Kind regards and thanks for the help. cheers maggie

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
23/04/08
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Did any of you guys drink in Bennys Bar at Gorbals Cross? my Da was a chargehand in there, his name was Tim Donnelly,, my brother also worked there, his name was, well everyone new him as young Tim, i had many a great night in there, drinkin the cheap lanny, before we went up the toon ti the dancin, lol

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
23/04/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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Danny, I am quite sure there was a crisp shop in So.Portland St near Norfolk St in the 50s. Frank

Submitted by: Frank Ford
Whyalla, South Australia
23/04/08
Email: frankford@sa86net.com
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Just came accross Terrific Book-"Glasgow's People 1956-1988" Many Photographs of Gorbals:Streets/People/Shops/Kids/Schools etc. Well worth a look. Check your Local Library. Cheers Bill

Submitted by: Bill Shields
Busselton, Australia
23/04/08
Email: garbeta@iinet.net.au
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REPLY to sanny my uncle stan am afraid died 2 years ago,but he will never be forgotten a great godfather and uncle.

Submitted by: Stan
Surrey, England
23/04/08
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To Rita Moffat, hi Rita, i was jist thinking that the macaroon factory that Danny was talking about, was the 2 wee shops at Cleland St. uder the bridge, jist before you get ti thistle St, it was a wee totey shop, only enough room for wan behind the counter, they used ti sell Macaroon bars, candy apples, pink tablet, candy baws,and coconut tablet, i remember it very well, cause i used ti always wonder where they held there staff dances, hahahaha

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
23/04/08
Email: tond67@ntlworld.com
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FAO: graham sorley your name doesnt ring any bells. I have no clue about the coal thing or you. Pat

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
23/04/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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There was a wee crisp Factory in South Portland St, Penny for a bag of broken crisps, I went to St Johns in Cleland St, and we used to go to the crisp factory for the crisps with the dinner money our Ma gave us this saved us some money to buy a couple of single woodbine, also diz embdy remember a wee picture hoose on Bridge st, called the EE, short for Electric something or other?

Submitted by: Tam Donnelly
Brampton, Canada
23/04/08
Email: tamlatim@rogers.com
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Hi born in the gorbals left when I was nine. Gina Smith was my name then. Lived at 114 Kidston st. Grannie's name was Gibbons..I went to St Francis..Father died in the RAF in 45 I came to the states in 49. My other grannie lived on Camden st. Would love to hear from some of the folks that lived there then

Submitted by: Gina Faulkner
Lebanon Indiana, USA
23/04/08
Email: gfaulkner@att.net
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FAO: D MCGOWAN. SORRY NOT THE SAME MILLER. WE LEFT THE GORBALS I961, MOVED ON TO SUNNY EASTERHOUSE. A REAL BREATH OF FRESH AIR.

Submitted by: Frank Miller
Glasgow, Scotland
23/04/08
Email: pmill41@hotmail.com
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Did any of you guys drink in Bennys Bar at Gorbals Cross, my Da was a chargehand in there, his name was Tim Donnelly,, my brother also worked there, his name was, well everyone new him as young Tim, i had many a great night in there, drinkin the cheap lanny, before we went up the toon ti the dancin, lol

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
23/04/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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FAO: Sanny, Re: kilnas, stan emigrated to australia, some time in the 50s. My older brother Eddie, palled about with him and james thomson, when they were teenagers. Regards, Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
23/04/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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I was saying one day but it never came up my da used to take us and we had 9 waens every friday night to dirty maggies for a used comic then over to greasy peters for chips to share among us and my ma would be mad cause she was waiting for his pay but he was drunk as he was a cooper and worked in the distillery so that was our friday night. he says when we turn 15 and get a job then we can have a whole fish supper as we all shared i always got the tail ha ha love anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St. Catharines, Canada
23/04/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Message from Webmaster: In answer to the enquiry regarding how often the site is updated. We try to update the site daily from Monday to Friday. Posts submitted over the weekend are usually posted on the Monday. We suggest that you try refreshing your browser page if you are not seeing the most recent messages. To Danny No your memory is'nt playing tricks. Down at the bottom of McNeil Street near Ballater Street there was a crisp factory and they sold bags of broken crisps for a penny. Waddell St was the next street along so it wasn't any distance at all. There was also a sweetie factory in Moffat St?? I don't remember the macaroon bar factory-and I would remember them as Lees Macaroon Bars have always been a favourite. I used nibble all the chocolate and coconut off from all sides. This would take around 10 minutes. This would leave the white icing stuff which I broke of in small pieces to eat-letting it melt slowly in my mouth. The idea of course was to make the macaroon bar last as loooooooong as possible. I only got to eat sweets when I got my pocket money at the weekend for running messages and such. Hard earned too, I might add. All week long I ran for the "messages"(food shopping) Running up to Greasy Peters most friday nights, and running back before I got a ticking off for cauld chips. Waiting for ages on a Saturday morning at the Shan Shop for Paris buns, tea bread, Big thick Abernethy biscuits and "cutting" bread. Butchers after that for maybe link sausages and stew to make the weekend steak pie, belfast ham and double yolker eggs for Sunday breakfast. Then it was back to the house to grate the carrots and turnip for my grannie to make a huge pot of broth. Then to Clines shop at McNeil St for a Blue Gillette blade and maybe a jar of Brylcreem for my Uncle James. Yes folks I did earn my widden thruppenny bit pocket money! Still do.......

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/08
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FAO: Owen Dougan reading through the old posts you mentioned the Kilnas Margo and her parents but no mention of Pat and Stan I know what happened to Pat but not Stan who was a great guy, any idea? cheers sanny

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, England
22/04/08
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FAO: Maggie, I am not at my best at the moment but if you can wait till I get on my feet I will do me best to help you, I could take you to Billys house now, but telling you the name of the street I cant, names are hard to remember where the Bridge Hotel is there is a roundabout coming from London on the A40 you go straight accross the roundabout taking the first left, then right his house is in a sort of cul de sac, everyone knows them, all Billys kids where brought up down there, I'll do my best but it will take a few weeks as I am not too well what is your connection, are you related to me?

Submitted by: Kenny Warren
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/08
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hehehehe, i was thinking about the greens picture hall the other day, wut a place that was, and i remember that we doorman guy Andy, as the waens where going in he used ti spray us all with DDT, out of one of those can things, i think it was because a lot of kids had Ertha Kits (nits) then, i remember going in ti the matinee, on a Sat. efternin , maybi about ten handed, one of us would pay in, and the rest would wait ootside at the emergency door till the big picture started, and the wan that got in, would kick the crash bar on the emergency door, and we would awe run in an scatter ourselfs all over the place,ahhhhhhhhhh great days, lol

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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I was born in abbotford place in the gorbals in 1947, and my name is Tony Donnelly, i was a very quiet guy, so no one will prob. remember me.

Submitted by: Tony Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/08
Email: tonyd67@ntlworld.com
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Steph Duff: Pearl Scott came from Ayrshire, Cummnock, she moved to the Gorbals at 11 years old and stayed at the top of Cumberland street next to Eglinton street, I used to winch her, her dad lost an arm and he was always in an out of the jail, she came from a big family. Pearl and me had great times together, I was amazed to see someone enquiring about her, as I still think about her now and again, did you know her Billy

Submitted by: B Malcolm
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/08
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FAO: Pat Holland - I am looking for Tommy Warren, I know that he moved to Greenford and he would be about 70 years old. I am in need of finding him, so any help would be great and thanks for the offer. Feel free to email me, Cheers Maggie.

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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I was born in naburn st c5 in 1954 my name was ann douglas mother name was margaret douglas nee cameron. My grandfather was thomas cameron who was born in the same house as i wonder if anyone would remember my family?

Submitted by: Ann McAloon
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/08
Email: annmcaloon@hotmail.com
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I am looking for some of my cousins with the last name Morier. I think that's the spelling. Uncle George Morier married my mother's sister (Fanny Clark). the lived in Bridgeton mostly. There were 11 weans in the family. George jnr was a marital artist and another cousin lived in Germany. If anyone knows any of them, please let me know. Thanks. Paul B

Submitted by: Paul Birrell California, USA 21/04/08
Email: pbirrell@comcast.net FAO: danny you where right there was a wee crisp factory i think it was in bridge st you could get wee bag of crumbs for a penny or a big bag for tupence they where great lasted for ages olso anyone remember i think it was newspaper shop and sweet shop the woman who owned it made homemade tablet it was delicious mmmm best i ever tested i would go in after dinner time on my way back to school at bonnies if you where not fast you where last it sold out that fast. she told my mother her granny showed her how to make it and she would not tell anyone how it was made. This was in the late 50's i had a cousin who came up for visit from london she had never tested tablet before she said it was ymmmmy she asked the woman to make box of tablet to take back home. margaret. To webmaster this a great site well done keep up good work.

Submitted by: Margaret Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
21/04/08
Email: maggie3007@hotmail.co.uk
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Come on all you "Gorbals Golden oldies" see if you can remember the picture houses stretching from Eglinton St. right along to the Oatlands then up Victoria road right up to Clarkston road stopping at the Muirend Picture house. So far I have counted about 22. Right 10 quid get the old thinking cap on HA!HA! and what about you Rita I think you are a bit younger than me so lets see how your brains are (only kidding) This posting is open to all ex-pats and anyone else who would like to join in. Amelia. PS don't be sitting up all night thinking as I'm off to bed.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
21/04/08
Email: ameliamckilay@msn.com
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f.a.o. tam lennie i remember you black curly hair stocky built, you probably dont know me as i was three years younger went to st bonnies with tam wilson.] i believe was your cousin knew terry & pimpy kerr, did not know jim kerr from the band was his son from old gorbals boy jack.

Submitted by: Jack Duffy
Basingstoke, Hants
21/04/08
Email: jduffy4@sky.com
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FAO: Frank Miller were you an electrician, came from thistle street and worked with my Dad? Davie McGowan

Submitted by: D McGowan
Pollok, Glasgow
21/04/08
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Pat Holland, I dae rememba ya huws it goin? dae ye remember me Graham Sorley, I know we all used ta take the pee oot of ya bit that wis a long time ago, I lived in the bush for awhile doon the Uxbridge road, it wis good to see yer still kickin efter leavin the gorbals, did ye ever settle doon, remember the coal, u took a lotta stick eh? i remember a lotta funny things aboot yoo whit ye workin at in the bush, yoo dont have that butchers shoop sellin square sausages dae ye?

Submitted by: G Sorley
Inverness, Scotland
21/04/08
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Hi, does anyone remember a girl called Pearl Scott, she was a great singer from Govanhill (I think). Last I heard was that she went to USA. REGARDS, Stevie (crown st)

Submitted by: Stephen Duff
Edinburgh, Scotland
21/04/08
Email: stevieduff1543@hotmail.com
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FAO Ronnie Meldrum, TEN Quid and all who responded to the Greens/Bees issue. Thanks for your comments. Ronnie you are right about the names Gertie and Pat but i am not 100% sure of who was who. My understanding was that Peter's wife was Polish? and the nice woman who worked for them was Irish. I rememeber her soft Irish accent. Peter and Pat had a son -remember a uniform that wasn't one of the local schools colours. Anyone out there fill in the details of the Rainbow Cafe family? I remember a teenage boy whom I used to swoon over but hell - can't remember his name. Isn't that the way of it when you have a mad pash over a boy when your ten! Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
21/04/08
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I read a couple of years ago that they had found an air raid shelter in glasgow green! Can anyone else remember playing in it? (1947) near nelsons column? i lived at 14 lawmoor st between 1941-1953.

Submitted by: Jim McKinlay
Irvine, Scotland
20/04/08
Email: steviemack@mac.com
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FAO: Maggie or Kenny Warren can you tell me who you're looking for as i live in shepherds bush but i have a lot of scottish pals in greenford and surrounding area if i can help i will pat.

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
20/04/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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I have been told that the following is purely in my imagination! I went to St Luke's school mid 1950's and one of my memories is of going to a "factory" and getting a little bag of what I remember as crisps crumbs, for my "play piece" Also somewhere near the river Clyde I seem to remember again a shop or factory where we were able to get macaroon. Is this all in my imagination? I was born 1951 and rared until the age of seven in Waddell Street so obviously memories my be enhanced. Clarification would be appreciated. This forum is quite superb, the memory joggers from other posters are first class.

Submitted by: Danny
Glasgow, Scotland
20/04/08
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My dad was born and grew up in the Gorbals and I'd like to find relatives or friends who may have known him. Owen McGarvey, born in 1929, lived on Main Street, six siblings, parents Philip and Kitty.

Submitted by: Kathleen Legris
Winnipeg, Canada
19/04/08
Email: kathleenlegris@hotmail.com
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HELP! DORIS, AMILIA, RITA, WEE WUMIN 2, ANYBODY this has got real serious my missus wis born 71 florance street the GHOST close she says it wis true i say baloney thers no such thing as ghosts EXCEPT in the gravy in caly rd lawmoor st cuase i kin prove it A SEEN HIM n its no wonder the hollow rhubarb grew so well as it got well manured that nite n from many mer kids who dared to venture into its creepy paths. i may hiv been only 7 or so at the time but i took the dare n walked thru the middle of the big driveway in a dark winters nite roon the roundabout with the big stone monument and walked slowly back were the grave stones lay at 45 degrees to let the deed out for a walk the other kids sat on the wall peerin into the darkness tryin to see THEM! you didnt need caster oil ther was no better laxative you could get than hearing a kid shout ther he is n another scream hes over ther Frankenstein meets the wolf man in the paragon didny hiv a look in although it came hellavu! close when you hid to walk home in the dark in the empty streets but to say a man died in the 1800s wi a club foot that people heard often in florance st. is pure keeck because ther wis nea florance st then it wis ROSE ST.so i think im one up on her wit do you say? ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
19/04/08
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I read your posting Auntie Ann. I sent you an email. Let me know if you get it. I can't believe it's almost two months since my Da passed on. I think of him every day and miss him tremendously. xxxPaul

Submitted by: Paul Birrell
California, USA
19/04/08
Email: pbirrell@comcast.net
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Hi Neil Maclean, this is the new email address. Try and email me a message and see if you can get through ok. Anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
18/04/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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Hi Neil Maclean, this is the new email address. Try and email me a message and see if you can get through ok. Anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
18/04/08
Email: anne_oneill_44@hotmail.com
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A great site. I wonder does anyone remember the Miller family from 246 Thistle Street? Ma granny stayed round the corner from Mrs Smith in Caledonia Road. Would be great to hear from someone. P.S 10 Quid your stories are great!

Submitted by: Frank Miller
Glasgow, Scotland
18/04/08
Email: frankmiller57@hotmail.co.uk
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Can anyone tell me whether a clockmaker called Mitchell & Sons had a business in Gorbals in the late 1700s, say from 1790 through to the new century? There is a clock here that has a brass face and bears the name Mitchell & Sons, Gorbals. I would like any information possible about the maker. Many thanks.

Submitted by: Barbara Frank
Not supplied
18/04/08
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FAO: tam lennie, hi tam thankyou for the info on the pirret family do you know if they are still around the scotland area, as i am in need of finding out anything about them or any other members of the family, thanks for your help ..... you can email me if you want any help would be great

Submitted by: Julie Bain
Glasgow, Scotland
18/04/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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Correction to my last message. I typed in "The Washington Palace" instead of "The Wellington Palace" as the correct name of "The Bees" on Commercial Road. You see I have been watching all of the Holy Father's ceremonies in Washington, DC and I guess "Washington" was in the frontal part of my brain and not "Wellington." Mea Culpa.

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf (McGettigan)
Westfield NJ, USA
18/04/08
Email: glenmornin@aol.com
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The greens picture hall was in ballater st & corner of invercip street the auld doorman was called andy.

Submitted by: Bridie Taylor
Irvine, Ayrshire
18/04/08
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Hi Father Peter, good for you, ignore that numpty. Anyone that would say that to a man of the cloth or anyone for that matter is not worth bothering about Bye for now, Norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
17/04/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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Hi Ten Quid, I think the Greens Picture House was in Ballater st at gorbals x, kind regsrds, Stevie (Crown St,)

Submitted by: Stephen Duff
Edinburgh, Scotland
17/04/08
Email: stevieduff1543@hotmail.com
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FAO: Rita Moffit/10 Quid/Wee Wummin. Hi guys, just a couple of points from your Messages. If I remember correctly the Greens was off Ballater Street, at the Gorbals Cross end, the Bees (The Wellington) was I'm pretty sure was at the Clyde side of Commercial road or was it Lawmoor street?. Greasy Peter's wife was Pat & her offsider was Gertie. Pat did have blond hair & I think I remember my old man saying Pat and/or Gertie came from Lithuania or one of the other Eastern Europe states and of course Peter was Italian. Fond memories I have of each. Ronnie Meldrum

Submitted by: Ronnie Meldrum
Perth, Australia
17/04/08
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Message for Jean Newall who used to live next close to me in Crown Street. We spent a lot of time together as kids! John Monaghan still lives in Cumberland Street, next door to my sister...Regards Alan.

Submitted by: Alan Munro
Falkirk, Stirlingshire
16/04/08
Email: alangmunro@hotmail.com
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Any details about the mooney family who live in surrey st?

Submitted by: Stevie
East Kilbride, Scotland
16/04/08
Email: stevie2012@hotmail.co.uk
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I stumbled on this site when I was searching for the brithplace of my great grandmother, Mary Wilson Main in Rutherglen. It is so interesting to read of people's experiences and lives in Glasgow.

Submitted by: Gwyneth Thomas
Johannesburg, South Africa
16/04/08
Email: gwyneth909@gmail.com
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Paul thanks for putting the message about your dad I miss him as you will know but he will always be with me you have my e.mail address now we can keep in touch. Hope to see you in sept, love from aunty ann P.S spoke to joe he is away on holiday will phone him next bridie and i will keep an i on him so dont worry. Love your wee aunty ann xxx

Submitted by: Ann Duffy
Irvine, Ayrshire
16/04/08
Email: duffy730@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO Ten Quid Hope you are keeping well and the Greens was in Ballater St near Gorbals Cross. "Bees" was in Commercial Road between Ballater St. and Adelphi Stret. There is a Mosque built where the Greens used to be. Florence Street clinic is still in the same place but it isn't used as a clinic and across from it where Adelphi school was there is a big swimming pool built. You woudn't know the place if you came home. Do you remember the British Linen Bank at the corner of Gorbals St. and Bedford St. it still stands but it is derelict now. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
15/04/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Looking for info on the Nelson family from 147 Naburn Street, also the Tierney family, probably from Naburn street as well. My mum, Isabella Nelson was born in 1938 and stayed there with her brothers and sister, Frank, Margaret and William, until about 1940/41, when my gran died. My grans husband a Mr Nelson, did time in Bar/L for murder and my mum was born when he was inside. My mum's father was a man called Lanagan from Ireland! If anybody has any info/gossip on that, that would be great. My mum was brought up in Nazareth House, but she said she went to St. Luke's. Thanks, Donna

Submitted by: Donna Cullinane
Ardrossan, Ayrshire
15/04/08
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FAO: Kenny Warren - Hi Kenny I tried the Bridge Hotel in Greenford and had no joy, the manager has only been in charge for 4 years. Is there any other way to get in contact with Tommy any help would be great? I have also tried some other pubs in Greenford but no one knew of them. Please get in touch if you could help me further thanks.. Maggie.

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
15/04/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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Ten Quid, you are correct about the "Bees" being near the Clyde. It was on Commercial Road and its formal name was "The Washington Palace." My brother, sister and myself used to go with my Dad and as you walked down Commercial Road several of the people who lived on the ground floor used to sell candy balls out of their open windows in the summer time. This was during the war or just afterwards. Of course, we never ever got to buy the sweeties from the windows. We saw many Tom Mix, Hopalong Cassidy, Roy Rogers and Frankenstein and the Wolf Man pictures. Coming home after watching the Wolf Man movies, we used to be scared to walk up Commercial Lane past the graveyard in case the beast would jump out at us. All good fun in the old days.

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf
Westfield NJ, USA
15/04/08
Email: Glenmornin@aol.com
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Hi there Ten Quid Yep, I do think you are right about the picture hooses. I'm not being cheeky but maybe you are a couple of years older than me and have a clearer memory of the 40's. The Paragon in Cumberland Street right next to St Francis was my Grannie's favourite; the Ritz in Oatlands the Olympia at Bridgeton Cross-the building is still there but has fallen into a bit of a shambles. The Bedford and the Coliseum in Bridge Street were the posh ones. I remember waiting in line for the second hoose of South Pacific in the Gaumont? at Sauchiehall St whilst I was winching. If your laud took you to the balcony of a piture hoose "up the toon" on your first date and bought you a wee halfpound box of Dairy Milk chocs-you felt special and flattered. If however, it was a bar of McGowans toffee and the back row of the local picture hoose stalls-you knew he wiz a cheapskate and "jist efter the wan thing!" The Ducksie doesn't freeze up anymore-all it does in the winter here in Glasgow is rain from Oct to the end of April in Glasgow. They call it climate change. I can forsee that if this continues well into the future that Glaswegians will be born with webbed feet-and maybe a brolly like device attached tae the tap of there heids! Gaun too far I think with that one. I'd better stop now in case there aren't a lot of Science Fiction fans out there. Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
15/04/08
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I am looking for old friends from gorbals tommy greer from mackinly street and liz tennant from eglington street, they are man and wife would love to know how they are, they are old pals.

Submitted by: May
Glasgow, Scotland
15/04/08
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Re,"skinny malinky long legs" this is the version I remember skinny malinky long legs, big banana feet, went tae the pictures, coodny get a seet, when the picture started, king kong farted, skinny malinky long legs big banana feet. Im not sure,but I think the lassies used to sing it when playing skipping ropes. owen dougan

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
15/04/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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F.A.O. Anne Smith, I was pleased to receive the reply to my letter. You seem to have met more of the Camerons than I did. the only ones I met were your Mum Rena and uncle Jackie & Rosina. young Jackie is still in Oatlands I can give you his phone number if you like. Sadly Hughie died last year and his son Hughie the year before that. By the way did I say that I was Archie's Daughter? Hear from you soon Nanxx (forgot to say I too live in Partick just like Jeannie)

Submitted by: Nan Cameron (Bell)
Glasgow, Scotland
15/04/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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Father P Devlin although religion caused me much grief in life i still wanted to be a catholic as i believed the strictness of the church and the peoples faith made for a better citizen, but my god only knows the troubles it made for me as a youngster going to St. Francis boys guild the priest bully boy Sweeney thru me out for being a prody saying my kind are not welcome there what kind was that a humane being to the police hounding us for THINKING we were catholics and saying so the hatred built up so much i gave one rabbit eyes a going over in a dark close in lawmoor st with help from my friends. The gorbals culture made me afraid in turn this makes a person very dangerous (never corner a frightened animal) after years of trouble i met a girl, got married and the church i liked disowned her for marrying a heathen but how things change i came to oz had 2 priest friends, one a womanizer drunk and loved the horses the other a real gentleman no vices and played the guitar! and sang quite wel. My other friend for a time was chief of internal affairs and the cops hate them as they go after corrupt police but the great thing was no mention of whatever religion a person was as it should be i know that living in the gorbals has made me a very strong person as it has for many of you who read this. May YOUR god go with you and to the person who delivered that threat DON'T YOU KNOW YOU ARE DOING SOMEONE OUT OF A JOB keep the POST OFFICES OPEN ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
15/04/08
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Yes A. Munro, I do remember you, how could I ever forget you, whats going on in your life Jean

Submitted by: Jean Newell
England
13/04/08
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F.A.O. NAN CAMERON: Great to find a relative from my mum's family! I think I too was named after my Granny. I didn't know all my mum's brothers,but loved hearing her stories from 'old days' Jackie and wife Rosina lived next door to us, Rosina was a hawker and really good to us, kept us going with clothes for school. I liked uncle Jackie. Met cousin Jackie about 20 years ago, he lived in Oatlands. Archie stayed with us for a while, he was the funny one. Hughie visited sometimes on Saturdays, very popular as he gave his coppers away to all the weans in the street. Dougal and Sara visited now and again. Only met Donald at my brothers wedding when I was 33. He was kind and good company. Annie, I only met couple of times, remember she had a flat in Partick - seemed like a foreign country then! Jeanie was my favourite! Have been in touch with her son, Charlie and wife Betty for past couple of years, he found me on friends reunited. Don't know any other cousins but Charli! e knows them I believe. I must have been young when you came to Granny's house,as I only remember her vaguely. Think she died when I was four. Would love to hear from you again. Do you have any 'Cameron' stories that I can pass on to my sons? Anne.

Submitted by: Anne Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
13/04/08
Email: gorbalsmithtouring-@yahoo.co.uk
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Rita Moffat i remember ice skatin on the ducksie early 40s n sledging then too! in the summer sailing my wee yacht correct me if im wrong but was the greens not in rutherglen rd at gorbals x n the bees in commercial rd near the clyde? I think i maybe right cause im back to that 40s age again! ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
13/04/08
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FAO: Wee Woman Two- Thanks for the info, deft. dift. Peter!! His wife was called Mary and had dift hygiene habits. The family moved on from the Gorbals and are still in business, and I'm told today you get a "Full" Fish n Chips. Cheers Bill

Submitted by: Bill Shields
Busselton, Australia
12/04/08
Email: garbeta@iinet.net.au
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Well done Father Devlin, probably no relation, but I bet you are originaly from Armagh, they say "never mind, there are more good than bad, we'll be OK" and I believe that, however its about time we kinda stuck together and stood up to these undesirables, even if that means we take a few hits along the way, so sir, my hat is off to you if I could be of any assistance please do not hesitate to contact me. I take it yer fitba days are behind ye then! Cheers, please keep yer good leg in the wan piece! Keep fightin for the people. Thomas.

Submitted by: Thomas Devlin
Condorrat, Glasgow
11/04/08
Email: t.devlin199@btinternet.com
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I lived at 29 hospital st.from 1947, as a wain I remember a mrs. o"mally a big wummin with a hat with a pin in it and a fox round her neck, having tea with my granny, maw hayes in the (kitchen come bedroom) next to the range with a blazing fire which she boiled the water on and toasted the bread. The window was broken, a piece of waxcloth nailed to it, the tap dripping, snow outside but, we were warm and cosy in that (kitchen come bedroom).

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, Lancashire
11/04/08
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk
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Although I have not posted any mail recently, I still continue to read all the messages, I am retired now since I lost a leg in an accident, but my spirit is still high and my daily life although a bit hampered is still fine. A week ago I took a letter to my Village Police station, this letter had been put through my door by hand, no stamp on it, I am not sure how the person got my address, but it warned me not to write on the Gorbals web site again and mention a certain book . Let me say this person does not scare me My upbringing in the lowly streets of the Gorbals has given me enough strength not to worry about this threat, and I say to the person who threatened me , that I will lose my other leg, I forgive you , I have no need to make comments about a book, I have already done this fairly. I shall continue to enjoy with great pleasure to be part of this truly great web site. It would be marvelous that one day through this site that us Gorbals people could have a re-union I am certainly willing to help in any way I can. Father Peter

Submitted by: Father P Devlin
Stirling, Scotland
10/04/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Just got back from the Far East, my first time there, how do you fancy this, 30 pence for a beer, 60 pence for fags, three quid for a tee bone steak and all the trimmings, my 4 star hotel was twelve pounds a night, an amazing holiday I will never forget, the weather was a bit too hot at times but lovely, people were the friendliest I have ever met, only downside 17 hours on a plane, but on Emirates airlines every hostess came from a diffeent country it was pure magic! I am contemplating emigrating!! Good to be back and Hello to everyone. Tam Craig

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
10/04/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Darragh Diamond info. Above ancestors lived in Cavendish St. 1868 married at St. Johns Portugal St. Any decendants out there?

Submitted by: Anne
Adelaide, Australia
09/04/08
Email: bain3@bigpond.com
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For B Malcom. I think I started in 59 so I was probably a couple of classes above you. Played once for the school because John Wark pressured McNair to give me a try. We did not get along at all, I never lasted more than 10 minutes in p.e. before being sent to the head masters. Percy was a fun guy who had no expectations from anyone. Remeber the raids on the toilets by the prefects to catch us smoking, as if they could surprise us. Fun days.

Submitted by: Tommy Taggart
Sebastopol, America
09/04/08
Email: tigobar@aol.com
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Hi Paul e-mail on its way saw your message on gorbals live. I do miss Archie a lot we all do he was a great guy and thank you Ten Quid for your message to my nephew Paul in California it would mean a lot to him. Like most families in the Gorbals we were very close god bless you.

Submitted by: Bridie Taylor
Irvine, Scotland
09/04/08
Email: bridgettaylor778@hotmail.com
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To Michael McGrory The ducksie is still there- worth a visit when the men with their wee boats are oot. The Picture house you mentioned -I think that was the Greens-we called it the Bees. Saturday morning in my day it was a wiiden thruppence to get in and my mother told me you could get in wi a jeely jaur years before that. There was a sing a long with an organ-we use to link arms and sing tae the heavens-anyone rember the songs?? A big man used to rap a pointer against the back of the back seats if we were carrying on too much. Then they came out with DDT spray. Whit a stink-I think it was to control fleas and or airborne infection. Watered doon Ki Ora for a drink form the woman with a tray and a torch. The torch was needed as you nearly fell over yourself with excitment to be first in line for an ice lolly.The sweeties were too dear so you brought your own wee poke of midget gems to keep you going. Cheers Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
09/04/08
Email: Not Supplied
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To Bill Shields Memories of Greasy Peters... Peter used to cough and cough and spit into the fire that heated the the oil in the fryer...... Enough to put you aff your fish supper. That is if you could afford a hale wan! Greta was his wife blond lady always with the white overall, makeup and jewelry-quite glam, even when she got older. There was an Irish lady that used to work/stay with them. Don't think she ever married. Very cheery woman and a very hard worker always a kind word for the weans. She made sure you got a couple of chips or even a ten times fried fritter with your pennyworth of scrapeings. When Peter died she worked like a Trojan alongside Greta to keep the place going. Sawdust on the floor and the wee booth where you could get a Fish Tea if money was flash. Used to be a BIG ambition of mine to sit in that booth and order a whole fish tea tae myself -never managed it. I have eaten in much swanker places but the fact a missed out has blighted my life. That and the fact that I never ever got the Cinderella ! watch fae Santa that I asked for 3 years in a row!!Ah the trials of childhood thwarted ambition. Don't see the weans these days being so disapointed!!

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
09/04/08
Email: Not Supplied
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I have a school photo of my class probably around 1932 at Wolseley Street school,if anyone is interested I can send them a copy, maybe your father or mother was in my class or better still you could be in the photo.i would be very interested if anyone can recognise any pupil. I used to live at 163 Wolseley St. I shall be waiting for any response with interest.

Submitted by: Robert McCurley
St Peter Port, Guernsey
09/04/08
Email: weejimmy81@hotmail.com
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Visited Abbotford pl yesterday where my hubby was being interviewed for a job, was in Abbotford place old school where I took some photographs, IM from Bridgeton but found the school fascinating, and would be glad to share the pics with anyone from that area, you wouldnt know the place now, all new housing, but has lots its charm also, but kept lovely now.

Submitted by: Donna Robertson
Glasgow, Scotland
09/04/08
Email: maude-1@hotmail.com
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For Bridie Taylor: Auntie Bridie, I need your email address and Auntie Ann's so that I can send you my Da's online Evening Times announcement. My email address is below. Thanks for the comfort after my Da's passing. I know you miss him as I do. Paul

Submitted by: Paul Birrell
california, USA
09/04/08
Email: pbirrell@comcast.net
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£100 Reward! for any one who can put me in contact with wee Donna Mckenzie from the high flats 'Soo' Side, she worked in The Trading Post up to it shut, she was ma wee pal, and I need to speak to her before time takes its toll. xx.

Submitted by: Thomas Devlin
Glasgow, Scotland
08/04/08
Email: t.devlin199@btinternet.com
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Just saw your message jean. I know that you would remember me, Alan

Submitted by: Alan Munro
Not Submitted
08/04/08
Email: alangmunro@hotmail.com
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FAO: Kenny Warren my name is David Allen Warren I was born on 12 Feb 1956 my mother was Agnes Warren (nee Thomson) my fathers name is Thomas Warren could I be a relation of yours? Could you please contact me via email to confirm.

Submitted by: David Niehus
Kyabram, Australia
08/04/08
Email: davidniehus@yahoo.com.au
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Maggie, sorry i have not been well these few weeks I was in the Vicki for a week, yes I believe you have the right family, if you contact the Bridge Hotel in Greenford Middlesex, Tommy used to work there so did Billy, they might help you. I have been in her M P for the last 8 years and not seen them myself. but everyones doing okay, good luck Kenny.

Submitted by: K Warren
Glasgow, Scotland
07/04/08
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FAO: T Taggert I started Strathbungo in 1961. I thought Mc Nair was past his sell by date, he never had a clue about fitba, as I played for the school team. You must have remembered me I was the best looking guy in the whole school, ask Munro ha ha. Billy

Submitted by: B Malcolm
Glasgow, Scotland
07/04/08
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Hi TO TAM LENNIE. Thanks for the information on the pirret family many thanks.. another question for you if you don't mind? Do you know if they are still around the glasgow area or even any other member of the family is still around, thanks for your help.. julie bain

Submitted by: Julie Bain
Glasgow, Scotland
07/04/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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FAO: KENNY WARREN YOU HAD REPLYED TO A MESSAGE I HAD WRITEN ON THIS SITE MANY WEEKS AGO REG: THE WARREN FAMILY FROM THE GORBALS, WOULD REALLY LIKE TO KNOW IF YOU ARE THE FAMILY THAT I AM LOOKING FOR MANY THANKS AND KIND REGARDS

Submitted by: MAGGIE
Glasgow, Scotland
06/04/08
Email: Not Supplied
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The oblong thingy do that had to be charged at the drysalters was called an accumelater cheers Nan Bell

Submitted by: Nan Cameron(Bell)
Glasgow, Scotland
06/04/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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Agnes, you were asking if anyone remembered any tiled closes in Glasgow. The ones I remember were facing the Rutherglen Road Park (Richmond Park) and my mother stayed up one when she first married my Dad. It was also a red sandstone building. They have all gone around there now as is Roseberry st. and the surrounding area. Many of the tiled closes had a gate at the front which the tenants kept locked to prevent us ruly 'weans' from tearing through them playing our many games or 'chap door run fast' or tying two doors together on a landing and then knocking to see how long it took them to break the string. Great fun for us, but not for them.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
06/04/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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To Wee Wummin Too - "Greasy Peters" could have been my Uncle, can you remember if there was a Big Dog there? (To guard Peter) from the Locals! Cheers Bill

Submitted by: Bill Shields
Busselton, Australia
06/04/08
Email: garbeta@iinet.net.au
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FAO Jinky, Yes, I do love living here. We live right by the beach and have great weather. Lots of opportunities for my kids. I know what you mean about expensive accomadation though. New Jersey is one of the states with the highest taxes. It can begin to strangle you. Even with both of us working full time it can be a struggle. My kids love living in this town so we don't want to move them to a cheaper state. I do, often, miss home though. I miss the Glasgow humor and slang. I wouldn't mind eating a bridie or fish and chips either. I do find it is a little more formal as far as talking with neighbours over here. In Glasgow everyone just hangs out their back windows talking to each other I'm still also trying to get used to not walking everywhere. You have to drive everywhere. If only my old Glasgow driving instructor knew I was driving, he would have a heart attack. I failed my test three times. Of course, I finally passed over here because the test is so much easier. Are you happy to be back home again? Once you live somewhere else you tend to feel that need to travel again. Talk to you soon Jinky.

Submitted by: Tina Kerr (Shields)
Point Pleasant NJ, USA
05/04/08
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For Ten Quid: Thanks for the kind words. My Da spent his first 35 or so years in the gorbals where there were loads of Birrells. He was the oldest of 8. Sadly, only 4 survive. My Da is sorely missed. Take care. Paul Birrell

Submitted by: Paul Birrell
California, USA
05/04/08
Email: pbirrell@comcast.net
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A few Gorbals lads worked in A&W Smith (Cook St. 1955-1960) I can only recall by name George, (noted Hard Man) & brother Alex Monteith any info.? Ta. Bill

Submitted by: Bill Shields
Busselton, Australia
05/04/08
Email: garbeta@iinet.net.au
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FAO:THANKS FOR YOUR INFORMATION ON THE PIRRET FAMILY, I WOULD JUST LIKE TO ASK IF YOU KNOW IF THE PIRRET FAMILY ARE STILL IN THE GLASGOW AREA OR EVEN ANY OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY ARE STILL AROUND. YOU CAN CONTACT ME BY EMAIL IF YOU LIKE AS I AM IN NEED TO FIND THIS FAMILY... THANKS JULIE BAIN

Submitted by: Julie Bain
Glasgow, Scotland
04/04/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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Hi Alex I remember you well your da was a lovely man he made a great curry we used to steal the chicken out of it when he wasnt looking, I am friendly with your sister Freda.

Submitted by: Sonny
Glasgow, Scotland
04/04/08
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to Rita. I've been looking at some old pics on Mitchell's site and along with these postings the memories are coming back. When I look at the new Gorbals in present day pics, there sure are changes. The red blaes football pitches are green grass, the Sauny Pon and the outside gym have gone. As I said, I left Moffat St in 1950. Was back a few times to visit my folks and relatives. But, it is 55 years since I was in Hutcheston. I met one of my school pals, Jimmy Mc Tague in Egypt in 1944. We were at an RAF. Gunnery school. I had just about finished the course and Jimmy had just arrived to get started. I learned later that Jimmy had not returned to base after a flight. After the war I tried to contact his family, he had a brother William, but there was no joy. I think the family had moved. And I met Jackie Fair of Mc Neill St about 1945, All through the years since I can only remember seeing Eddie Morrison from 157. Right enough , we left Glasgow from Pollok St. about 1962, I´ve been living out of Glasgow ever since. Only an occasional visit to the city these days. So, I guess it´s unlikely now that I will come upon an old playmate or schoolmate. As you say, the old time Ne´erday celebrations have gone with the Gorbals.. Times have changed a lot. Nevertheless, though it was a rough, tough time, we were happy enough . Probably because we didn´t know any better. Work was hard to get. Money was scarce. Nae such thing as debt, never heard of the word mortgage never mind have one. In fact. you were lucky to afford " key Money " that a lady mentioned to you in her posting. Going back, was there a picture hall in or around Commercial Road. Some day, I must get my zimmer washed and polished and make my way to Hutcheston and have a look see at all the changes that have occurred to that magical area where I spent many happy hours with my pals. Good Luck Rita. Aw ra best. Lang may yer lum reek. Lang may yae ga! ng. A very Golden Oldie. Michael

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04/04/08
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Hello to friends who tried to reach me I have my e-maIL SO BIG DEAL FOR ME TO ROSEMARY DOUGLAS AND ANYONE ELSE ON MY LORNE SAUSAGE LOVE AND THANKS TO WEB MASTER

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
04/04/08
Email: anneoneill-44@hotmail.com
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I'm tracing my family and wonder if anyone remembers a shop in Errol Street in the 1920s or 30s, possibly a sweetie shop, run by Annie Mcginnigal or Kitty Lane ?

Submitted by: Fiona
Glasgow, Scotland
04/04/08
Email: fiona.pinkerton@btinternet.com
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To Amelia McInlay and Michael McGrory. Amelia your last posting shot me back to the 40's. My Uncle Alan Moffat was the painter and decorator. Just like Michael he was in touch with his creative side. Anyway it must have been around 1947-48. lack of money and/ or materials meant you had to improvise. The wee room that I slept in needed decorating, so rather than buy wallpaper my uncle distempered the wall with lime green up to two thirds of the wall. He then put a border around this and did a Greek key pattern at the corners. Very Art Deco! Trouble was the colour was very sore on the eyes-almost made them water. Improvisation was the name of the game in those days. Green paint was "aquired" via my grandfather's job in Glasgow Coporation. This was used in the lobby doors and skirting board. Made you feel as though you were entering a public toilet when you came in the front door. Some stories that came from my mother and her sisters during clothing rationing and being generally skint are quite funny. No nylon stockings and if you weren't friendly with the Yanks....... you had to do something to appear Glamorous. Some liquid leg makeup was applied and a line drawn up the centre of the leg to look like a seam. You had to make sure that you kept in with whatever sister was drawing the seam on for you or they would make you appear bandy legged. Nasty or what? No makeup? No problem. My Auntie Cathy used to tell me she rubbed her fingers on the dark red distemper in the close to create ruby red lips and the white distemper to powder her nose!!!!The communial fur coat caused a lot of arguements. Whose turn was it to wear it was the issue. it was an old mottley thing made of rabbits fur and stinking of moth balls- YOU WOULDN'T BE SEEN DEAD IN these days in dead animals skin! There were even big fights over who the coat originally belonged to. No one could agree on that subject. The Brigait was a good source of togs that could be washed pressed and altered to ring the changes. Patterns were bought and the Brigait was visited to provide the cloth i! n whatever form could be got. Old fashioned taffeta evening dresses or even silky curtain material. Aye girls we don't half have it easy these days. Like most women I have more clothes than I could pssibly need. But I hang on to them for dear life- whether they fit me or not.( Most don't as I have a tendency to grow!?)I think this hoarding mentality is definitely a kick back from memories of scarcity. Cheers to all Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
04/04/08
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Tam Lennie, Hi ther yer name is familiar i seen it on the board before but lately puttin names n faces together gives me a wee bit trouble just like terry when we went ti the cooper dancin this lassie MAMIE -VAN-DORIN double nobody wid dance wi her except terry wit a pair duckin out the way when he spun her round the headlites would knock you out or terry lanky drainpipe legs kick yer head off when he danced i didnt SAFETY FIRST! remember jim well real quiet guy went home 84 i think n had a look at a club n castlemilk seats were wee school things 2 bob ti get in theres this grey haired guy playin darts n givin me the once over n i knew the face not then but YEARS later we run as most of us did wi the cumby n he got me ti go ti the glasgow cup final whenever that was n clyde beat celtic YUCK! ive nea money it will be rite when we got ti the gate he vaulted over the turnstile the guy opened his wee door shouting you bas then shut it again n i said aye they are mr. n vaul! ted after him never told me wit we were gonna do i thought good guy shoutin me inti the game we went ti the shoe shop at the glasgow x gordens it wis mobbed in them days they kept a pair o shoes n each box he tried a pair on stuck his old ones in the box took another pair under his arm n said walk beside me out the shop i felt like his wee toy poodle 2 pair a shoes for him a pat on the head fer me!noo he was 5-10 fair hair a long neck he was well known ti all except the hight o ignorance ME! he went ti the army the same time as you did n i think he was a bricky NO U TAM?LOLO i dont put my name on this board got some bad karma but i ran about alot wi chick mcqueen n i heard my name sake done a bad job on chick i heard terry died a few years back he wouldn't hiv been very old?I remember most events but names @#@#*FSAKE! AWERA BEST TAM TEN QUID

Submitted by: TEN QUID
Oz
04/04/08
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Agnes; It has been many years since I lived in Glasgow, but I seem to remember the close at the corner of Gorbals and Cleland Streets, next to the Kiosk was " china."

Submitted by: Joan
U.S.A.
03/04/08
Email: artandjoan@comcast.net
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Hello Rita, thank you for the name of the caretakers of St Mungo Halls. Yes, I remember Katie worked "with fish" as I remember her white overall that she used to wear. I was quite young but I remember going to their flat to visit them. I knew her and Jock had grown up children but I never knew any of them. I remember that they were a lovely couple though. On another note, can anyone remember Mr and Mrs Rankin from St Mungo Halls, can anyone give me anymore information about them. Thanking all in anticipation. Cheers Linda

Submitted by: Linda Monk
Derbyshire, England
03/04/08
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Paul Birrell beautifully said n as a da i hope when my time comes i can look down n hope my sons say the same or similar about me he sounds like a da who lived as i do for his family n i am sure he is proud of you may your god go with him ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
03/04/08
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Hi Anne pal jamiaca pepper or seasoning was aspice that the butcher put ower your pork chops or something thats went out of favour now called beef ham which was a pickled topside o rump that was then rolled and cut very thinly on a ham machine it was delicious but i think that the fact the meat turned very dark put a lot o the young folk off anyway Jean wid it be possible for me to send u some rose pink seasoning its the least I can do to reward your tenacity let me know and I'll get you a few pounds at a butchers suppliers no charge let me know if thats acceptable.

Submitted by: Neil Maclean
Glasgow, Scotland
03/04/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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Last year my doctor suggested that I take a test to see if I had a stomach bacterium called "H Pylori", this bacterium leads to gastritis and peptic ulcers, and possibly to stomach cancer. An abnormal number of his Scottish, read Glasgow, patients tested positive. The old tests were involved and expensive. The new , and inexpensive test, require the patient to blow into an aluminum baloon. I took the test, proved positive, too six pills over six days, retested and was found clear! The doctor in question is no slouch, He specializes in Family Medicine, teaches at The University Hospital, and was The Canadian Physician of the Year two years ago. Last year he delivered a paper on H Pylori in Glasgow. The problem is caused by exposure to unsanitary conditions in childhood, not difficult to imagine with the old stairhead dunnies etc. It might be worth mentioning to your doctor on the next visit.

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
03/04/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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FAO Julie Bain I Remember The Pirret Family Well They Stayed Up The Same Close As Me 233 Florence St The Father And Mother Were Willie And Jeanie The Three Kids Were Jean George Billy I know Jean Married John Douglas They Had A Son Ian John Died Years Ago Jean Would Be About The Same Age As Me Im 71. I Remember George And Billy But They Were A Bit Younger Than Me The Pirrets Were Cousins Of The Coynes Hope That Helps You Julie.

Submitted by: Tam Lennie
Glasgow, Scotland
03/04/08
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DOES ANYONE REMEMBER THE PIRRET FAMILY FROM FLORENCE ST, THEY MAYBE PART OFF MY FAMILY SO WOULD LIKE TO BE IN TOUCH WITH THEM ANY HELP WOULD BE GREAT HELP.. THANKS JULIE

Submitted by: Julie
Glasgow, Scotland
03/04/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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I lived at 492 Rutherglen Road my uncle had a shop on Rosebery Street fruit and veg his name was John Feely he died quite sudden his wife was called Sarah and 2 daughters Ilene and Anne they are my cousins. Anybody know the whereabouts of the Feely family their home address was Rutherglen they were happy days I went to St Bonaventures 1961 mums friends lived on 226 Crown Street Betty and Frank McCabe love to hear from someone who knew these folk. I lived also at 12 Roseberry Street. My fathers name was Pat and my mothers name was Grace. We lived facing the Ferry Bar pub for about 5 yrs. These were the best days of my life my friends were Hellen and Christine Weymes they moved to queen elizabeth square high rise flats I would love to hear from those people again I now live in Manchester recently came back from Central Queensland Australia. when I left the Gorbals we moved to Arnold Street Ruchill bit would prefer the Gorbals by far. The people were so homely does anybody remember Irish Paddys corner shop corner of Rutherglen Road and Caledonia Road I used to get a penny worth of iron brew in a little glass in the summer it barely quenched the thirst but gratefull for small mercys I also loved the fair at the Glasgow Green my other cousins were Nancy and Ellen Harte Braehead Street their dad was Frank, mother Maggie. We used to go to the washouse to do the washing with a big pram on a Saturday and around the corner was a swing park and a shop called Clarkes and I think there was some pictures shown on a cine camera near Clarkes shop on a Saturday. Now only fond memories.

Submitted by: Feely
Glasgow, Scotland
03/04/08
Email: marydownunder@hotmail.com
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FAO Tina Shields, Jinky here no kids yet I was working for my brother in law in Jersey he has a building business there, it is a nice place to live and work but accomodation is very expensive I take it you like it over there the length of time you have been there I've been to vegas twice, once when I was Danny Mcleans best man and the other for the celtic convention its a nice place cheers now Tina

Submitted by: John Johnston
Glasgow, Scotland
03/04/08
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To Michael McGrory The thingie do that you said went to the cobbler to get charged-if it is the same big oblong thingie doo that the Drysalter in Rutherglen Road used to charge-only hazy memories of this. Quite clear memories of the lovely hand grained doors-I was only about 6 at the time! The other innovation was the terazza doorsteps-nay mere scrubbing till the wood was white, a wipe did the trick. Then of course was the fancy door mats to set everything off;the brass or chrome companion sets companion sets with the wee brush, shovel and poker that sat inside the fender of your nice tiled interior grate. What was a big palaver, but now much missed was the lead up to hogmany. The house was scrubbed clean from top to bottom;windies cleaned with vinegar a newspaper-curtains washed ironed and rehung with maybe new paper blinds wi tassels, wee new lace half curtains to freshen up the windae look. Lino floors and furniture polished with Mansion Polish. Loved to wear dusters on my feet and skate up! and down the long lobby at 66 McNeil St till the floor shone. Ashes from the fire taken down late, so late that most times by the time the bells came the middens were all on fire! At the stroke of midnight a sharing of "halfs" from everyones whiskey bottle. Sherry or port for the women. Weans tried to copy with chinking glasses to cheers, from a ginger cordial bottle. Then a big sit doon dinner. Steak Pie from the Co-operative, dried peas soaked for a day and loads of totties so that the meal could do the loaves and fishes trick if need be. "Currn" bun. slices of maderia cake a wee fingers of shortbread. Windaes open wide to hear the horns from the boats comming up the clyde. A listen to the door for the first foot wi the bit of coal-to bring you luck for the rest of the year. A big sing song followed where ye dare not sing from anyone's wee list of favourite songs -" I know a Millionaire whose burdened down with care," was my uncle Harry's song and "Why did you make me care! BELONGED to my Uncle Allan. etc etc Now New Year seems to be a non event taken over by a much commercialised Christmas. Ah well, Michael we still have our memories......... Regards Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
03/04/08
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To Ten Quid Aye your too right it is a problem the world over. But the old saying about where there is muck there is money is spot on where drugs are concerned. Many good as well as the not so good parents have to suffer the results of drugs and have their sons and daughters turn into people they can't recognise. Stealing from parents and grandparents selling their body for a fix. And it happens in well off areas too. They are just able to hide it more. Maybe your right and people should take on more of the responsibility of getting rid of the vermin who punt the drugs. You would need to be very brave to act alone though-dealers might get at your kids or other members of the family. I think it would be better to act in neighbourhood groups-acting with the polis and hold local and nationaly elected individuals to do what they are paid to do -take action. Cheers the noo. WWT

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
03/04/08
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Hi love reading all about the Gorbals thought I would ask if any one remembers the FRYER family who lived at No.16 Gorbals Street and also a girl called Emily Trivett or Isabell Paterson?

Submitted by: Connie
Adelaide, South Australia
03/04/08
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What an amazing site! I've only come across it recently, but in the process have found a second cousin of mine who lives in Canada. She was asking if anyone knew her Grandmother, Catherine Kane who lived at 25 Eglinton St. I nearly fell off my chair as she was my great grandma. The emails have been flying thick and fast since. And there's a happy ending/beginning as my cousin is coming to visit me in June. Thanks Webmaster...you're a star!!

Submitted by: Cathie
Herts, UK
03/04/08
Email: catkan@tiscali.co.uk
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For Malcom from Easterhouse. What years did you go to Bogie? I remember McNair, could not get along with him. Was Happy when I got Percy instead.

Submitted by: Tommy Taggart
Sebastopol, America
03/04/08
Email: tigobar@aol.com
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Alex here. How many of you can remember what your old street was called before ,I was born in Warwick st in 1947 then in 1949 it changed to Nicholson st. And does anybody remember the wee grocer's shop at the top of the street Ina Martins. I have read all the books about the Gorbals. Must say the best one is called the magic of the gorbals. 1914 till 1960. I went to Buchan St primary then onto Adelphi. No matter were you are always remember we were all poor (Who cares as long as we were happy raking the old middens in Victoria road for Luckies ha ha) take care everybody best site in the world. Alex here in Cumbernauld

Submitted by: Alex
Cumbernauld, Scotland
03/04/08
Email: stal1151rsg@yahoo.co.uk
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FAO: B Malcolm hi ther a lot o water under the bridge since i went ti bogie i refused ti play rugby alot o us did n the PTI put us up for 6 o the best in front of the whole school a guy called McCreaner would pull his hands away n say are yi blind yi missed with his bowry boys american accent he adopted n his second year shuggy cameron kept his hands in his pockets n refused ti take them out i got the 6 n if u remember the honor boards above the headmasters office we were lined up facing them with all the pupils marching in up the stairs staring at us n i stared at them especially the nice sheilas boy did it hurt but i would not give them the satisfaction of seeing me cringe n after that the choice of fibaw or rugger as it was called then was brought in ! the reason i didn't take transport ther was first it cost money but my real reason i was inti boxing n fitbaw i was playin for kings park in those days so it was good trainin n after all it was not that far i liked the! rough n tumble of rugby but too easy injured n i liked the other sports too much as well as gymnastics the PTI was jumpin off the ground as he hit me he must hiv known another one would hiv broke me i can never remember names but one teacher ther was like frankenstien stood very erect taught maths hid eyes on the back of his head call someone out for the strap for nothing shuggy thru his school bag at him called him a n old bas n walk out woodwork had a wee teacher nice wee guy but mccreaner took a dislike to him one day n thru a hammer at him missed but smashed the blackboard so it was more like blackboard jungle then than a toffy school as some folk have u believe my troubles were more in the grounds fightin the guys n chasin the sheilas unfortunately the sheilas beat me up n the guys ran away! awera best billy ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
01/04/08
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FAO jean newell 27/03/08 - is your husbands name Walter from 399 crown st? Cathie rae says hi.

Submitted by: Bill
Toronto, Canada
01/04/08
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Can anyone remember any closes in the Gorbals that were tiled and where they were? Thanks Agnes

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
01/04/08
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FAO Rita and Michael enjoying your postings and remember a lot of things you both spoke about. Before I got married and was looking for a house I remember going over to the Calton to hand what you called "Key Money" for a wee single-end facing the graveyard in Lawmoor Street. I had to hand over the money with no witnesses so I must have been paying for sunshine windows, an interior and the plain doors. After the exchange of the money I was told to go to the factor were I got a rent book. My uncle who was a painter papered my house as a wedding present the colours at that time 1956 was pink and grey he done it with a panel it could be either grey or pink and then a wee narrow border around it. When he came to the corners of the paper he done a wee fancy bit thought I was the "bees knees". Then after staying in it I had to get a bigger house room/kitchen my auntie took me to her factors so I finished up at the top end of Moffat Street and then came up to Castlemilk where! I still stay. Hated it and wanted back to the Gorbals but now I woudn't leave it. Anyway all the Gorbal people are up here. Cheers Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
01/04/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Hi Ten Quid its nice to see the name of old friends come up on the site. You mentioned Terry and Jim Pimpy Kerr. They were old pals Of mine, me and Jim he didnae like the name pimpy went to work in manchester in 1954 Up to I went into the ARMY in 1955 I only ever met Jim after that at Parkhead for tHE game. He was a great guy his son young Jim Kerr done well he created the Rock Band Simple Minds Thanks for bringing back the memory TQ.

Submitted by: Tam Lennie
Glasgow, Scotland
01/04/08
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FAO Mary c Russel i lived at 205 thistle street my brother played with sam whittaker any realation?

Submitted by: Eleanor
Northants, UK
31/03/08
Email: elenor180@btinternet.com
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FAO maurice coyne who posted a message 2003 looking for information on his dad and his relatives. if you can email me i will give you all the info

Submitted by: Eleanor
Northants, UK
31/03/08
Email: elenor180@btinternet.com
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Hi Michael Look forward to your postings-don't apologise for the length of them. I love the shared memories and it keeps folk alive who have gone from us. Your right about the motivation in keeping things decent. You were also very much judged as a women on how early your washing went out in the morning-6am wasn't unusual in the summer as there was always a battle for the washing lines and poles. It was always a way too of diplaying your prized clothes and bed linen. Weans and baby clothes were always a competition-remember two women who battled it out every dry day to show off what dresses their respective daughters wore. One was handy with a sewing machine so she always had two lines full of brightly coloured dresses. Sheets wi holes, and the not so nice stuff were kept for the indoor clothes pulley.One of the biggest crimes for a women was to lose, or be late for the handing over, of the washouse key. Do you remember the art form of fancy squiggles wi pipe clay that some stairs had?! The interior grates you mentioned were a must have -we had one in my grandparents house at 66 Mcneil St. Saved a huge lot of hard work cleaning those big black ranges with the Zebo to blacken them and the long cleek to clean right to the very back of the fire. The advantage of course with the big old fashioned range was that it had a great oven and you could toast your bread and make your soup without any extra fuel costs. Of course being clean wasn't just about being thought respectable, it was an absolute neccessity to keep infection at bay. My mother used to wash my face with a loofah! Chickenpox, scarlet fever etc were killers in those days-not to mention the big killer that TB was. I can recall at least a dozen people whose relatives died with it. I think that the fact that I am still in full time employment at 65 is down to the strong constitution I developed by being exposed to so much bacteria and infection. Waded through big puddles, looked for lucky middens as wel! l as the best of them. Didn't do me any harm as I was scrubbed to within an inch of my life every night-no self respecting bacteria would come near me! You must be a bit of an artist-those grained flush doors were lovely and the envy of all the neighbours! Enough for now send another posting when some fresh memories hit me. Regards to you and yours, Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
31/03/08
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Hi Linda (South Africa), I think there are a lot of verses to your poem. We sang this verse when we were kids in the 1930s-1940s. \ "Skinny malinky long legs big banana feet, Went to the pictures and could not get a seat. When he got a seat they put him down the back, Skinny malinky long legs got his money back."

Submitted by: P & J Gibbons
Melbourne, Australia
31/03/08
Email: pandjgibbo@bigpond.com
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Hi, does anybody remember the Padden family who lived at 114 Naburn Street in the Gorbals (not sure when from) my father Thomas Padden was born there in April 1942 and he was one of 7, John, Patrick, Vera, William, Theresa & Mary, their parents were called Patrick & Bridget (they moved to Kerrycroy Avenue in Toryglen many years later). Also my Mother Veronica McOmish who lived with her family in Hospital Street in the Gorbals (115 I think?) she was born in March 1942 (recently deceased) and was one of 8 Alice, Rose, Janice, Cilla, Marje, George & Caroline and their parents were George & Alice McOmish they moved to Hoddam Avenue in Castlemilk many years later, any memories would be interesting. Many Thanks Tracey Smith

Submitted by: Tracey Smith
Middlesbrough, England
31/03/08
Email: traceyt1uk@yahoo.co.uk
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Hi everybody Just came across this site and was wondering if anybody remembers my family.We lived at 157 Moffat st. i think it was the ground floor.My mums name was Peggy (nee Mcgrory)and my dad is Hugh Allan. I was born in May 61 and the family moved to easterhouse just after. My mums cousin and her family took over the house i think they were called Darby or Derby. I would love to hear of anyones stories. Cheers Tommy

Submitted by: Thomas Allan
Glasgow, Scotland
29/03/08
Email: tommy.allan@ntlworld.com
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Can anyone tell me where the Killearn bar was situated, believe it may be Kinning Park and does it still stand? Thanking you all, in anticipation of being able to resolve a longstanding query

Submitted by: GG
Glasgow, Scotland
29/03/08
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Hello Rita. I'm back again. Got a posting together. Instead of pressing send I pressed clear There's nae fule like an-------!!!!! Great stuff. You remembered the flushed doors in 147. My Mother's, my Aunt's and my cousins. It was my handywork, if you can call it that. The one middle on the 1st floor was Aunt Beattie's oldest, Billy. maybe you remember him before he and wife Doris moved away to Easterhouse. He was a musician, been on the boards for a number of years, gave it up and returned to Glasgow..Those doors were done about 1949. They lasted well then. At that time another fad was pulling out the old kitchen range and get a fancy tiled fireplace. And a new gas cooker; white enamelled wi'4 rings & an oven. It was all the rage then. About Mrs Smith cleaning the brasses and aw that-------well, the majority of women ( sorry, Rita. the majority of ladies ) kept the stairs & closes in nice nick. I remember they all took their turn: Washed the stairs right down and out the close. Even the tiles got washed. The pipe clay down the edge of the stairs and alang the edges of the close. Any brasswork was shined. They did their best tae keep the place "Respectable" Anybody that didnae take their turn ( or were late )well, they were "Talked about" Apart from the name South York St being changed to Moffat St. I can recall electricity being put in and daeing away wi'the gas mantles. I can still picture the "Leerie" wi'his pole and wee ladder going round the streets and closes. Before gas we used a type of battery called an accumulator for our wireless. It was simlilar to a car battery in the respect it had to be kept charged-up. So, every now and again that accumulator was taken to a shop ( a cobbler's)in Rutherglen Rd and he charged it for a few pennies. I was too young to know how he did that-----I guess he must have had a generator of some kind. My wife comes from Possil. I don't think Possil ! folk talk about their childhood as we from the gorbals dae. Ears sore yet???? Must go Rita. fae the Golden Oldie

Submitted by: Michael
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29/03/08
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Hello again gorbalonians, does anybody remember the street parties we used to have when 'oor boys'came back from the war? we kids thought it was the best thing since rationing but some of them came back shattered shells of what they were. What about all the other parties we had though? Guy fawkes night and the bonfires with the guy?

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
29/03/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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I'd like to thank all family and friends who attended my Da's (Archie Birrell's) funeral on March 5, 2008 in Dreghorn. He was the best man I have ever known and was loved by all who knew him. He will be missed tremendously by me, his family, and his friends at the King's Arms Hotel in Irvine. God Bless you Da.

Submitted by: Paul Birrell
California, USA
29/03/08
Email: pbirrell@comcast.net
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Wee Wummin Too no u are not the bearer of bad news this drug n drink problem is world wide n until every person n every street n district stands up to the dealers n says not n my backyard or governments decriminalize the use of it maybe just maybe the fascination to try it will disappear but heres what i mean 1988 easterhouse on holiday looking out my inlaws windea when i was told to get away from the windea as a gang of WEANS came roon the corner a car wis parked 1/2 way up the street wi 2 guys in it the dealers selling the drugs to the kids i asked my inlaws to give them a rite goin over the answere u live n oz ache well long before this n oz my young son 12yrs old came home from the beach was hit on the head with a 2x2 bit of wood because he wouldn't buy drugs from a gang telling the polis was useless, in fact they checked me out i told them i will do a job on them myself n went down to this dark street driven my van NEARLY runnin them down just then the polis arrived n seein who the gang was this polis said im not goin over ther that bast. will shoot someone on that the bas. came over tellin the polis i tried to kill them believe me the polis were crapin themselves so i took a baseball bat n chased them into the dark, the polis never made a move so dont bank on help from them until one or both of the things i mentioned happen. It will GET WORSE as every household is experiencing it one way or another hound your MP for more psychiatric hosp. n less prisons psycho wards are more helpful to a junky than a prison were they get the wrong type o drugs we brought these kids into this world the responsibility is ours. if i had my way the death penalty would be introduced for the big dealers but i know that wont happen so LIFE should be LIFE in prison n solitary at that so they cant infect others as i wrote before i wake up under anesthetic i was asked did i take any drugs as this happens to addicts NO! i wonder if telling these folk wid it be ! beneficial as my interpretation of them is cowards to life n death wid it only make them worse. ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
29/03/08
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FAO: linda the version i remember is skinny malinky long legs big banana feet went to the pictures and couldny find a seat and when the picture started skinny malinky farted skinny malinky long legs big banana feet.try and get a book called the gorbals an illustrated history the photo's of the old gorbals are amazing good luck pat.

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
29/03/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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Born 1948 Lived in Ballater St. Would love to hear from anyone who knew me, but more, my dad, granded Charlotte Patterson, my grandma who would not acknowledge Catholic grandchildren!

Submitted by: Kathy Hindle (Patterson)
Norwich, England
29/03/08
Email: khindle2@green.esinet.org.uk
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PETER FAE THE RIDGE! tried to email you, im no clued up wi laptops, still learning ha. Thanks for gettin bk to me, i moved away when i was 18, theres not alot of ridges left, im unsure if mick ridge is related to us, mclean i didnt like him that much, or his mum ha ha. I didnt have an alsation, we were poor in those days, it was a mongrel called rex, it went out its self, and howl to get in, it used to go into the foyer,n wait, so someone would press 3, it would go up in the lift himself n bark 2 get in. The old gorbals is gone, i wouldnt know it anymore, i always remember the sign at gorbals cross, the sign for bridgeton, it was scrubed out and said RIDGE, it was there for years after pauls death, i went to holyrood wi tam cadberry, im 35 soon, mum still living, seen andy jordon at the airport, we dont see pauls son either, wee paul, lisa put a stop to that, down to money! usual crap, can mind the bother i used to get into, gettin chased fae a mob fae govanhill, hoping the lift would be at grould level, what a buzz! I'm a taxi driver, picked up a guy chris fae oatlands that knew paul, text him now n then, try n find out any info in this mick ridge thing, my dads brother, big joe ridge(60 odds) still in gorbals, also been in touch wi tam steele, theres just sumething hes not telling me, yet he's the only one who visits his grave often. Sad to see the plaza gone, i had many a allnighters in there after the metro. If only you could turn bk time? well, c ya, annemarie, god bless!

Submitted by: Anne Marie Ridge
Glasgow, scotland
28/03/08
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To Linda Monk Yes, In knew your mother but not that well. She used to visit Jock and Kate-she was related to Jock. Kate was my mother's sister. If you knew her you will remember that she was a case and a half. She was a fishmonger for many years in the old fish market. Wore clogs in her younger years as they were the only footwear that kept your feet dry. Jock was a grafter too and they had 5 boys.Robert, Archie( he immigrated to Aussie in the 60's) James and John& Billy the youngest.He still goes to the Pig and Whistle every Sat night from 6.30ish so he would be a good source of information. Mr Mrs Rankin were the caretakers from St Mungo Co-operative halls. They had a daughter Robina and a son whose name I can't remember. Regards Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, scotland
28/03/08
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I am looking for information possibly a photo of my grandfather James Boyle who was from the gorbals and was a bookie he died at AYR racecourse 1954 Thanks

Submitted by: George Duncan
Glasgow, scotland
28/03/08
Email: george.duncan@sky.com
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For Linda in S.A: Skinny malinkey long legs Big banana feet Went tae the pic-churs Couldnae find a seat When the pic-chur startit Skinny malinkey fartit Skinny malinkey long legs Big banana feet!

Submitted by: Joan
USA
28/03/08
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TEN QUID here to clear a point up i did not live in naburn st. I had relatives ther cousins sonny n anna greatest wee aunty ti walk gods earth aunty jenny n uncle of awe names judy wrote a few bits n bobs mentioning it had pals ther terry pimpy kerr james mulherron deaf guy jocky wilson a sp booky diamonds OR better known diezy but i lived thru the back in lawmoor st n my inlaws hid fruit n wulks fish barras at the corners as long as a pub wis handy paddy cryans bella his maw nelly lizzy n barraland as well hope that clears that up no factor no rent jist plenty friends awera best TEN QUID

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
28/03/08
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Hi Jean Logan, nice to hear from you, yes it's a pitty about the picture, I cant even remember who I loaned it to, so long ago. We live in America now, we both came from the Gorbals,Joe came from Kidson St. we have a daughter,she is married with a daughter and son, it's nice being a grandmother. Hope to here from you again

Submitted by: Jean Rae/Lynch
Tennessee, USA
28/03/08
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Jean Logan, forgot to mention we now live in Tennessee, have been moving around since we retired, lived in Va. Jean

Submitted by: Jean Rae/Lynch
Tennessee, USA
27/03/08
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I came from a family of nine in single end on mathieson st i always remember friday night waiting for ma da to get home my ma was wanting her money as my da was a cooper so he was always half in the bag but he took us to dirty maggies for a comic then some chips to share he says when we turn 15 we can have a full fish supper till then i only got a wee bit usualy the tailit was very hard days awful cold and hungry not all my pal was an only child so i loved to go to her house for my tea and asking my ma to get me somthing to wear out the barras oh i know the gorbals then the big move to a 5 apartment in castlemilk it was great cheers anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
27/03/08
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Thanks neil for advice im not knocking myself out ha ha but over here its a big deal on the lorne have you heard of jamacia spice girls i work with bring it from scotland from the butcher but they say its hard to get so ill just keep in my thoughts the taste luv anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
27/03/08
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I would just like to ask if any younger members of the gorbals past and present use this site, i am 40 years old and stayed in the gorbals for a long time i would like to hear from people of similar age and find out what they do and whether they are still in the gorbals.

Submitted by: Gerry Gracie
East Kilbride, Scotland
27/03/08
Email: gerrygracie@blueyonder.co.uk
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FAO B MALCOM. THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR YOUR MESSAGE.I read a wee poem a long time ago, and I put in letters & cards to family and friends. DON'T LOSE YOUR SENSE OF HUMOUR WHEN YOU ARE GROWING OLD, MIRTH AND FUN AND LAUGHTER ARE GIFTS THAT YOU MUST HOLD, BECAUSE WHEN THE ACHES AND PAINS OF OLD AGE TROUBLE YOU, ITS THAT SENSE OF HUMOUR WHICH WILL HELP TO PULL YOU THROUGH. Thanks again. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/08
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FAO Gerry Gracie. Did you sister Alison ever work at the Thomax factory? I worked there for a while, but hated it and left. Claudette did work there for a couple of years I think? Is it true that the Stirlingfauld flats are going to be taken down in June this year? The gorbals must look so different now. I have not been ther in years. I am coming home for a visit in June and my kids want to see wher I grew up, but I think most of the buildings I knew are no longer there. What about John Bosco and Bonaventures, did they come down?

Submitted by: Tina Kerr (Shields)
Point Pleasant, USA
27/03/08
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FAO Jinky, Great to hear from you! Yes, I did have a brother Peter. He is living in Balarnock now, married with two kids.I moved to New Jersey in 1993. Finally got my head together and went to college over here. Got a degree in maternity nursing. Can you believe it?Never did go to school when I was supposed to. I am married with three children, 14, 12 and 2. I'm afraid I am a traitor, married an American. His grandparents came from Oatlands though. Any advice on an unbearable 14 year old? He is already taller than me, so I don,t have the same power I used to have. What were you doing in Jersey? Heard it is a great place to live. Do you have any kids? What are the others up to?

Submitted by: Tina Kerr (Shields)
Point Pleasant, USA
27/03/08
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Hello again Rita. It's truly amazing. Just a few weeks ago I came on this site by pure chance, and I noticed Moffat St appeared a few times. Then Nos.147 and 157, And then, Mc Neill st.. So, as they say, I got curioser and curioser..Here I am again. I started work in 1939, then added on a part time job as a firewatcher in the Empire Theatre in 1941, which meant I moved out of 147 for nearly 2 years before I was called up in 1943 .When I returned home in 1947 my parents had moved 3 up. Then I left in 1950 to get wed. So, my memories of Moffat St happened from being a 5 year old to 14, that would be around 1929 to 1938/9... I could hardly believe the part about your Granny and Dennis Smith. I was about then. Cos'I remember asking my mother why the Siver Cross pram was cluttering up the lobby....Being naive I thought the pram belonged to Maisie the eldest daughter who had had a baby only a few weeks before!!!! I don't recall the Marrs or Mullens.! My father had been ill for a number of years and Mother worked as a packer in the Co-op McNeill St for some time. Eventually they were given a house at Seath St Govanhill. So, for their few remaining years, they had a bedroom and a bathroom It must have been bliss after waiting so long. Yes, it was sad that Aunt Beattie didn't enjoy her new place very long either. It was strange: Beattie was killed by a car in Prospecthiil Rd.and her sister Annie was mugged in Govanhill, and later died of shock and stress. Lots of things come back when I read of Holmes the butcher, Big Peter's penny bags of scraps, the hot peas and vinegar, the Co-op Shan shop The saturday pictures, the wandering around the Green. I have 3 wee mementos of climbing the dykes and jumping on and off the middens: a scar on my nose and one on each shin. In fact when i had my medical for the services, the scar on the nose was written on my record as a means of recognition if requ! ired. As for that wee house between 147 and 157 I do think it was a the younger girl, Isa ( nee Hutcheson ) who was there in the early 50's. Mr.Hutcheson was a driver in the Co-op. You remember the Rankine's in St Mungo Halls. I think they were still there when I left. Along Rutherglen Rd. near Twomax, was an old unused graveyard It had a high wall and gate, but we managed in and played among the gravestones...That cemetery was tidied-up and then became a Rose Garden. With all the new buildings going up, I wonder if it is still a rose garden. In your day Rita the Lifeguard on the Clyde at the Green would be Ben Parsonage. I can remember the man earlier. It was George Geddes, wearing a beard and whiskers as in Victorian days. A fiercesome figure he was. The weans wouldn't dare go near his boat or his house in the green at the bridge, Your eyes'll be getting weary. Ta Ta Michael

Submitted by: Michael (A golden Very oldie)
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27/03/08
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To Davie Graham, Thanks for the reply, I thought I recalled some street names being changed. it was confusing then: must have been the early 30's,I'd be eight then. Just about old enough to remember. Ta take care Michael.

Submitted by: Michael
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27/03/08
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Ten Quid, so you went to Bogie as well, I have read some your articles, dont ask me why but I thought you were a Bonnies man or Hollyrood, so that was good to hear, that was a hell of a walk why didnt you get the tram. The wee swimming pool as you call it was briliant, I passed my life saving and got a free pass to the Gorbals baths, I used to use it to get into Calder street as well on occasions. Did you ever go up to Haggs road to play Rugby or Fitba, with Mr. Mc Nair, the p.e. teacher? Do you remember Mrs Stevenson the science teacher, I was her pet ha ha. Strathbungo has changed now its a catholic school but the old building in Allison street is still there. Funny thing a few years after I left school I was back in Allison St, just across the road from the school, I stayed the night to in the Polis station, it was only for the night, I got arrested coming back from Hampden, they didnt appreciate my singing,ha ha. Anyway hope to hear from you again, Billy

Submitted by: B Malcolm
Easterhouse, Glasgow
27/03/08
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On reading Dan Campbell's email, my memories of Father Toy surfaced. I was a wee lassie in the 1940's when Father Toy made frequent calls to our house at 201 Thistle Street. My mother had been raised Catholic but became disenchanted with that faith when, among other things, she escaped the wrath of nuns who were about to belt her for being absent from school at the age of 12. She had been home a few weeks helping my gran who suffered from "white leg" after the birth of my uncle, her brother. My mother was summoned to the school office but, on seeing the angry faces (she described them as angry, twisted faces) of the nuns and the tawse in one of their hands, turned and ran down the stairs into the playground, with the nuns in chase. My ma threw her schoolbag over the locked gate and climbed over it to safety. My mother married a non-Catholic - don't think I can call my father a Protestant except that he was always protesting the wrongs of society. Father Toy often came around to see my mother, perhaps wanting to convince her to return to the faith. She always made him a cup of tea and gave him a biscuit, if she had any. I remember eyeing this man in black, Father Toy, who seemed very big to me, and in my child's mind, I thought he was Father Christmas in everyday garb coming to check on the poor folk. I thought he was Santa Claus because of his name, and I wasn't enlightened otherwise until I finally asked why we never got any presents at Christmas even though Santa had visited our house many times. My mother, Carrie Whittaker, turned 90 in June 2007 and now lives in Toryglen. She has lots of Gorbals stories to tell and her memory is very good.

Submitted by: Mary C Russell
California, USA
27/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Anyone out there remember me I am from the gorbals, left over thirty years ago, would like to hear from any old friends Jean

Submitted by: Jean Newell
Herts, England
27/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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ANYONE KNOW A JIM PATON LIVED IN CAMDEN ST THEN CALDER ST LAST KNOW KINGS PARK AVE. MARRIED ISA SON JAMES DAUGHTER LINDA CONTACT ME ANYONE BY MY E MAIL JIMMY

Submitted by: JIMMY EASSON
PRESTON, England
27/03/08
Email: EASSJ@AOL.com
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I wonder if anyone remembers my mum, her name was Helen Millar Broadfoot (known as Ella) and she married Robert Jackson. They were both raised in the Gorbals, my mum was born in South Shamrock Street and lived in Mathieson Street. My dad died in 1960 so I never knew him. Does anyone remember either of them. There's a lady on this site called Rita and I think she's a relative of my mums through Jock and Katie Hawkins. And would anyone remember the name of the couple who were caretakers in the St Mungo Halls in the late 1950's and early 1960's? they emigrated I think to Australia but I don't know their names. They are my Godparents so I'd love to track them down. This is a great site so keep up the wonderful stories. Cheers Linda

Submitted by: Linda Monk
Derbyshire, England
27/03/08
Email: harry0monk@aol.com
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To Michael McGrory Do you remember the families Webster, Marr? John and Nell Webster and their two weans Jim and Betty stayed in the wee hoose sandwiched between 147 and 157 Moffat St that you mentioned. I remember them saying it was very damp. They then moved two up middle in 147 Moffat St and left around 1954 do you remember them? My uncle and aunt Jimmy and Nancy Marr moved from 157 to 3 up middle 147(the house that I eventually got in 1961) this would have been right next door to your mother's house. He was a docker wee fat man they did not have any children. They were the first members of the family to get a tele and we all used to troop around from McNeill St to see it. My Grandfather was a a big Labour supporter and I remember him going ballistic when Sir Winston Churchill came on the tele. The tele was hired from the firm Clydesdale. You paid it for years and years but it never belonged to you. Wee things keep cropping into my head so you haven't heard the last of me yet! Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/08
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I will never forget standing at the bus stop in Ballater Street with my wee pal Fitzy there were two wee Gorbals wummen waiting for a bus when one pointed across the road and said "you know me Mary I don't talk about anyone but see her she disney feed her weans" classic stuff or what

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
27/03/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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Colin MacFarlane, you were a right toe rag in your younger years. I found it very interesting where you lived. My aunt lived on Rutherglen Road, across from the park. There was a drycleaning shop on the ground floor and she was one up on the left. My cousin use to work in the shop in the 60's. Betty lived there for many years. I remember one time I was visiting and the drycleaners caught on fire. That caused a lot of excitment. Another time a pair of sisters that lived on Rutherglen Road, near you, died. They were a good age, and it was said when they cleared out the flat money was found stashed in their mattress and there was lots of it. They gave the neighbours the impression they were hard up. I have just finished your book. I had to wait 5 months for the library to get it in.There are a lot of Scots in the area and I am sure they will be happy to know it is now there. My family lived on the other end of Crown Street, where the Admiralty Building is, if it is still there...50 Crown St. In the 50's it was a pile of rubble. My aunt lived across the street at 49 I think it was before the family moved to Rutherglen Rd. Small world.

Submitted by: Marion
Canada
27/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Michael McGrory; According to the map "Glasgow 1929" Moffat Street was then named South York Street. When my Granny moved there in 1940 it had become Moffat Street. So the change of name occurred between those dates.

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
27/03/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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I am looking for Margaret Pickering any help Willie?

Submitted by: Willie Henry
Perth W A, Australia
27/03/08
Email: willie.henry@bigpond.com.au
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My name is Anne, I was born in Kidston St, Glasgow, I would just like to thank those people who made it possible for our family to be reunited with our brother William Warren. Thanks to the great people that we were born amongst, we have just met and spent time with a beautiful brother who joined us here in Australia. Thankyou to this site,from our hearts, without your help, we would never have had the opportunity to bring him into the family, where he belongs. To all who responded, we thankyou, to those who enquired, you kept us going. To the people of the Gorbals, the very, very best from us here in Oz. Kindest Regards, Anne Niehus.

Submitted by: Anne Niehus
Corowa, Australia
27/03/08
Email: anne.niehus@yahoo.com.au
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I have read the very moving story of PT JOSEPH HUGHES, RASC. I have read many many stories of the bravery of our soldiers through the years, but to read a story of a brave Gorbals boy, seems more touching. When Joseph was fighting in Hong Kong in 1946 my Dad was fighting in Germany with the Gordon Highlanders, I was lucky my Dad came home to us. I am the mother of two sons who are in the forces. I could not even imagine what it would be like to lose anyone of them, and I hope I never will. Joseph certainly deserved his George Cross. I am going to make a point of going to St Francis centre to look at the memorial plaque for him. Agnes

Submitted by: AGNES
Glasgow, UK
27/03/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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I AM TRYING TO TRACE THE PIRRET FAMILY WHO USED TO STAY IN FLORENCE ST, GORBALS ROUND ABOUT 1962 THERE WAS A MAN CALLED GEORGE PIRRET IN THE FAMILY BUT THAT IS THE ONLY PERSONS NAME I HAVE, ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE A GREAT HELP IN MY QUEST .. THANKS...

Submitted by: Julie Bain
Glasgow, UK
27/03/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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To the Webmaster I would like to say a personal thanks to you for the work you do on this site. It has given me many hours of pleasure and I am sure that the hundreds of people who visited the site are grateful to you. A big Gorbals toast to you-I would raise a glass of the hard stuff but I don't drink!

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, UK
27/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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I read that Agnes & Ten Quid both came from Naburn St and wondered if either of them remember my Mum's family. She was brought up in 128 from 1928 to 1945. Her name is Isa Smith and she had 3 brothers, Tommy, James and Ronnie. Her Granny was Mary Mcfarlane and she lived in 134 as did her Aunt Cathie Cumming. Anyone remember them?

Submitted by: May
Sydney, Australia
27/03/08
Email: riesmar@optusnet.com.au
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That reference to the devil's tree takes me back an' before that somebody wis on aboot the "Pump" which wis jist tae the left o' the gents toilets across frae the Ritz. Devil's Tree ? nae idea how it came aboot widnae mind knowin' but if ye think on it ye'd feel pretty hellish yersel' if ye got the treatment it did, but the pump aye dae I no know that place fell in the bliddy thing oot o' a tree we were up jist beside it mind you ah hid jist dried oot efter hivin' fell in the Clyde on the green side trying tae fish oot a big branch or somethin' an auld man got me oot wi his walkin' stick - hae mind o' ma pals trying tae pull me up but the bank wis too steep an awe a wis daein' wis pullin' oot clods o' grass an the feet were sinkin' further intae the glaur. Anywey hivin' got hauf dried then gettin' wet again we went oan the prowl tae try an' get dry kin mind a lucky midgy wis visited among others then disaster maw got me that pit the hems on gettin' oot fur a while an let me tell ye the wee bum wis loupin' two doin's wan fae her awe the wiy hame then the aul' yin hid his piece o' me when he got hame - did that larn me nut a bit - still bliddy learnin.

Submitted by: Anon
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27/03/08
Email: Not Submitted
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'GENTLE' JOHNNY RAMENSKY. My Grandad James Bryden was a prison officer at Barlinnie and (so the family story goes) was sent up to try and talk Ramensky down off the roof. Not sure what he was protesting about that time, but Grandad beat a sensible retreat under threat of having slates hoyed at him. This would probably have been sometime in the 'thirties, as My Mam was a wee'an at the time. She can be contacted through myself, Brian Spink.

Submitted by: Brian Spink
Thirsk, UK
27/03/08
Email: UNITYBS@BTINTERNET.com
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ANNIE PLEASE TAKE MY WORD FOR IT ALL THAT IS IN IT IS SYNTHETIC COLOR AGENT TO MAKE IT MORE ATTRACTIVE LOOKIN' LIKE A WOMAN PUTTIN ON HER LIPSTICK' PRESERVATIVE WHICH YOU ARE BETTER WITH OUT AND BELIEVE ME SALT AND PEPPER YOU CAN USE BREADCRUMBS FOR RUSKS TO BIND THE MIXTURE STOP KNOCKIN YOUR SELF OUT THERES NO BIG SECRET

Submitted by: Neil Maclean
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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Does anyone have any recollections of the Dick family Elmfoot Street or Rutherglen Road) or the Smith family of Pine Street circa 1920's. And can anyone finish this for me "Skinny Malinky Long Legs big banana feet....... remember this from my childhood and wondered if I learnt it from my mom & dad who left the Gorbals in 1948. I would like any old photo's of the tennements Elmfoot Street or Pine Street, also Photo of Glasgow Royal Infirmary circa 1948. Thanks

Submitted by: Linda
South Africa
27/03/08
Email: Not Submitted
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To Michael McGrory my Grandmother Annie Moffat nee Mullen delivered Dennis Smith into the world so we are practically related! She had a very big family but was called on to help with births in those days. Dennis as you know was a late baby and came as a bit of a surprise. Yes, Mrs Smith and your mother were considered ladies-well mannered and kind. That is how I remember them. Mrs Smith always seemed to be dressed even doing the brasses she was immaculate. Satin blouses and wee pearl necklace-she even used to brasso the stud spikes on the bannister. Both sisters had lovely flush doors ,hand grained as was the fashion. Mrs Smith always kept nice windows too with paper fringed blinds and lace half curtains. Isn't it amazing what you remember. It was sad that she died not long after she got a nice house -just next block to me in Myrtylepark. The story goes that Dennis was good to his Mother and had bought her a new suite. Shame she never got to enjoy her house for longer. Will send another posting shortly. Rita continued.. I was chased off the laptop by my son so I will continue my reply to your posting. I do remember Jenny McGregors shop but not the person. Long after another shopkeeper took over we still called it after her. Loved the penny dainties and the ration coupons being held over for 2oz of sweeties. Took me ages to decide what sweets to buy with my weekly thrupenny bit pocket money. Dolly mixttures were a favourite as were soor plumes, candy balls, liquorice straps/bootlaces and Edinburgh rock. Mrs Morrison 157 was a friend of my Aunt Nancy Marr nee Moffat who also lived low down and got my Great Uncles Wee Wull Mullen's house when he died. My uncle Jimmy Marr was a docker and sometimes brought lumps of chocolate home. Not great quality it stuck to the roof of your mouth. It was the kind of stuff used in baking but we did'nt care it was sweet. Don't think that the Mullen's you spoke about were related but who knows. Other memories: the one o'clock whistle from the co-op-a deafening sound at 1 O'clock in the day! The Rainbow Cafe ice cream, hot bovril with a cream cracker at the side and hot peas and vinegar if you were flush. American comics from durty Maggie's in Rutherglen Road. Poor women put up with a lot of stick from the local weans. The Paragon in my day was called the flea pit-supposedly you always came out scratching. But still the same we stood in line for the "first hoose." Loved the cowboy films Roy Rodgers and Hopalong Cassidy. Went to see Roy Rogers and his horse Trigger when they came to Glasgow. The Bowry Boys on a Saturday morning at the Bees picture house were my biggest favourites. Laughed till I thought my belly would burst at Bud Abbot and Lou Costello. Remember too Mr Rankin at St Mungo Halls a wee smart man who took the job very seriously-hazy memories of Robina? his daughter. Memories............

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/08
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I AM TRYING TO TRACE MY FATHER, I WAS GIVEN UP FOR ADOPTION FROM BIRTH IN 1963. MY BIRTH MOTHERS NAME WAS AGNES WARREN OR THOMSON, I WAS TOLD THAT SHE HAD A RELATIONSHIP WITH A GUY KNOWN AS WEE BARNEY, SHE WAS STAYING AT 105 KIDSTON STREET AT THE TIME AROUND 1962 ANY INFORMATION WOULD BE GREAT THANKS ....

Submitted by: Julie Bain
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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Just read some of the latest stories and come on who cares what some people write I dont think anyone should talk about people who are long gone they have families and a lot of people mabe like myself just heard things about people not even knowing them so come on this is a site for people who came from the gorbals and memories not to slag any person, I love as I think most people like to listen to people talk about places and shops and events that happened in the gorbals, you can take the person out of the gorbals but you cant take the gorbals out the person

Submitted by: Pauline Boyce
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/08
Email: pauline.boyce@ntlworld.com
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Agnes Herrity, I truly enjoy your banter, it has me in stitches, your ganging up on this character that talks like a fermer from Auchenshoggle, we werent taught to speak like that at school, were we? Every part of the Uk has its slang, so we all have to write the same so we can all understand each other yes, My sister in law from America reads this web site and she has to phone me up for a translation ( a wee joke) anyway to be honest if it wasnt for this tq we wouldnt be having a laugh, its all good fun, and who ever he is keeps you going, and I love it, hey its better than watchin Coronation St.

Submitted by: B Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/08
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Hello, to all the interesting people on the gorbals page, just got back from new york, froze my bum off, never did get warm till I landed back in C.A. I see ten quid is keeping active on the board, for what he is going through, I for one, dont know were he gets his energy, tough wee you all know what (smile) My sister is doing a lot better, with this new chemo in pill form. And I had her laughing, when I was telling her about the Gorbals page. Doris you were not raised in the Gorbals, oh, I said, how is that? You Artie and Bertha grew up in the Oatlands. Well how come we were one of the poorest in the scheme, them rotten Parish clothes, that even John the Pawn man would not take them. As you can see have to not use any slang, as she talk like she is a bliddy taly American style that is. Were older sister Irene, she cracks up and tells me see you oor Doris I think that you make them all up. Honest ma Da taught me all the words. Oh and all our friends came from the Gorbals. Tosh was telling me when they cleared out the Townhead, Garn gard, all mostly Irish Catholics, it was they were stuck out in the middle of no where, no stores nothing nada, plenty of tattie fields and such. And every one was dirt poor and it was a bit like the Gorbals Only no cars or transportation, Any way here we are. So hope every one is as hale n hearty as they can be. DAM

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, Cal
27/03/08
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Hi there Ten Quid Sorry that I took so long to reply to your last posting-I had a few days holiday. Yes you are right the conditions growing up in the Gorbals were tough but isn't that the reason we are able to keep going against the odds? You are a prime example of that-you have definitely used up at least 9 lives! Still, the main thing is you are here to tell the tale. I do remember the bed bugs -they couldnie half jump! Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but I think things have got worse for some people. Housing conditions have improved but drink and drugs make life a misery for too many. If you are working you are taxed to an inch of your life. Back to the auld days.......The cauld was the thing I remember -if you were more than 3 feet away from the fire you were frozen. One of my Aunties had corned beef legs wi sitting up right next to the fire. She wiz a case and a half- quite glam when she went oot with the rouged cheeks, waved hair and cylamen pink lippie with a very pronounced cupids bow. In the house she looked a sight - pipe cleaners in her hair, rolled her garters and stockings doon tae her ankles. As kids we used to huddle around the wee fire set in a corner of the kitchen listening to her tell stories- she didnae half hog the fire. Somefolk couldnie afford coal used to burn any auld thing. Coal briquettes were rubbish but the worst fire I remember was in a house of a wee pal of mine. They were so hard up one freezing cauld night that they piled a load of auld shoes on the fire. Whit a stink from rubber soles! Left gasping from the fumes they hid tae open the windows wide-totally defeated the purpose of trying to keep warm. Glad that Doris is home and well-please send my regards to her. Hope it is not too long before we have her back on the site.

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, UK
27/03/08
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I've just come across this site and it's fun to read, although not from the Gorbals (Maryhill)I had fringe contact by taking out a girl from Cumberland St.(the dreaded Sat. night walk up Cumberland St.!) also I served an apprenticeship on the other side of Eglinton St. (A&W Smith's 1955-1960).

Submitted by: Bill Shields
Busselton, Australia
27/03/08
Email: garbeta@iinet.net.au
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Dan Campbell; I was born in the "Hoose" at no 174 Florence Street just next door to the back entrance of Hutchie Gram school, I had friends called Zakovitch, James Kane, Kellys, and the Marr family. I am sure Alex Fergusons granmother stayed there awhile, The cinemas we went to were The Palace, The Greens, The Bedford, The Colliseum then sometimes we would all go to Egliton Toll to the Cinerama. Gorbals street baths was also a favourite place, I used to help my Ma go to the steamie! Yes I loved the dumplings and I managed to find the best place in all the Gorbals, Johnies in Egliton st, right next door to the lane, and across the road from Iain Fairs garage, he gave you a gigantic slice for thrupence. On Easter we woul;d walk all the way to the Queens park to roll our painted boiled eggs down the hill, usually they ended up into the band stands whilst they were playing! I am retired now, I lost my right leg after being knocked over by a car in Union street six years! ago. Thanks for your message Dan it was very heartwarming to hear from you. Father P Devlin

Submitted by: Father P Devlin
Stirling, Scotland
27/03/08
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Hi to Tam Lennie, I remember the tree outside the park in Rutherglen Rd. We also all spat on it and the rumour went around 'oor gang' that if you didn't spit on it you would die before reaching home that day. Needless to say we all spat and it would be left looking like yuk with all the spit running down it. From Australia I wrote to the Town council and asked about the removal of the tree and what had become of it, but sadly received no reply and no one has been able to enlighten me. Your 'maybe' explanation as to where it went is the first one I have heard. Thanks Tam

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
27/03/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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B Malcom in the early 50s I went to Strathbungo I walked down Lawmoor St up Caledonia Rd along Crown St onto Cathcart Rd turned into Calder St onto Strathbungo no bus no cars just jogged it with an old army rucksack full of school books n for the bad weather name Glasgow has I never can remember it raining on any given day the only place I got wet to my memory was in the little swimming pool in the school SURELY IT MUST HIV RAINED! ten quid

Submitted by: TEN QUID
Oz
27/03/08
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Hi Jean Rae it was good to hear from you. Sorry it has been a while to answer you as I am not on the net but my friend is so she is doing this for me. Hope you are keeping well as I am well it is a pity about the school photo as I would have loved a copy of it I still live in the Gorbals it has changed a great deal since the old days. Hope you had a nice time on holiday. Where do you live now and do you have a family. I have 2 sons and a daughter and 2 grandsons all doing well thank god. Well Jean hope to hear from you soon ps I live in the same road that you lived in when you were young. All the best Jean Logan Duffy.

Submitted by: Jean Duffy nee Logan
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/08
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To Sue Moore in Canada: Thanks Sue for your posting, I can only hope that other Gorbalites on the site will be able to enlighten me, however, your posting has given me some hope, incidently, I have recently made contact with Mary Robinson (she is now living in Rutherglen) but is very poorly but has given some info on the Rahns that may help with my wee mission. Again, thanks Sue, if you want a chat or have any other bits that might help me my e-mail is jimmiller74@blueyonder.co.uk, I would really appreciate it. Regards Jim

Submitted by: Jim Miller
Essex, England
27/03/08
Email: jimmiller74@blueyonder.co.uk
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FAO Tina Shields, Jinky here I remember u from the community centre u have a brother Peter? Gerry is a year older than me don't know much about any of your friends Danny lives in Jersey I was there as well came back hame about 2 years ago still keep in touch with him, Swas and Ginn are doing well also. All the best Tina.

Submitted by: John Johnston
Glasgow, UK
27/03/08
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My mother's name was Anne Ellen Lauder and she lived On Kidston st..she was married to Charles Smith who lived on Camden St. He died in 1945 RAF..I lived with my grannie Gibbons till I went to the states in 49..I have been looking for my father's folks one nephew I'm trying to find is William's son John.. I love and miss Scotland and get back there often. I went to ST.Francis and was always called the rascal cause I had a hard head and was always in trouble..I had a grand childhood stealing rations for sweeties and terroizing every one with my darning needle cause I was so small..plus stealing cigerettes for my pals...I had a hard time adjusting for about a week and I was an instant hit here with my brr and song..Now I'm old and I still love a wee song..

Submitted by: Gina Smith
Indiana, USA
27/03/08
Email: gfaulkner@att.net
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Isabel Robertson Kentallen. Can you please send photos of Camden Street School 1955/63. Never got the last photo 21/07/07, hope you can hlep. Thanks, PS New email address

Submitted by: Peter Blair
Kilmarnock, Scotland
23/03/08
Email: pedro-can@hotmail.co.uk
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hi to kenny warren: don't know if you got my information on the site about tommy's kids, as i haven't got a reply back yet, if you have got any more information please please get in touch my email address is posted on too thanks for your help.

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
23/03/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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Joseph Hughes - George Cross 23rd March, 2008 is the 62nd Anniversary of the death of Private Joseph Hughes, R.A.S.C. a Gorbals resident and only nineteen years old, Joseph Hughes was stationed at Lymun Barracks in Hong Kong where he was involved in clearing the aftermath of the war, including landmines. He was driving a 3 ton vehicle carrying ammunition and explosives into the magazine area at the Barracks. As the vehicle was entering the storage area, it started to smoulder and caught fire.Knowing full well that his truck could explode at any moment, Joseph did everything in his power to put out the fire, firstly by trying to remove the burning camouflage netting, then by using fire extinguishers. Unfortunately the truck blew up and two days later Joseph died of his injuries. Joseph was subsequently awarded the George Cross for gallantry and is remembered by those in his regiment and the Hong Kong holiday village which is now situated where Lymun barracks used to be. Here in Glasgow and the Gorbals in particular few have heard of Joseph and his heroism. A plaque containing a replica of the George Cross medal awarded to Joseph Hughes, and a brief summary of his bravery (including photograph) is now hanging inside the entrance (to the right) of the St. Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. It is fitting that this should be in the area where Joseph was born and will be a place that people can pay their respects to a brave young soldier who gave his life for so many others. This was made possible by the efforts to have him remembered by Joseph' cousin Irene Finn and with the help of Glasgow City Councillor James Mutter (HUTCHESONTOWN WARD 66) and Mr George Donnachie of the RASC/RCT Association. The following poem was written by Elsa Beattie (elsabeattie@hotmail.com) in memory of a brave young soldier. JOSEPH HUGHES – GEORGE CROSS - FOR A HERO WAS HE - Joseph Hughes gave his life for his Service Corps ‘Brothers’ his the ultimate price to save so many others. Just a lad from the Gorbals how proud we should be of that brave young soldier for a hero was he. His fear and his pain we can only surmise how he must have suffered in his sacrifice. With esteem his name spoken as it always will be by his comrades-in-arms of the RASC. In death then young Joseph his actions rewarded for his gallantry a George Cross awarded. His body lies cold far away, in the earth but let’s bring his soul home to the place of his birth. Each act of remembrance brings Joseph back home to the land of his fathers his spirit will come. So let’s always remember with a thought, or a prayer Joseph Hughes from the Gorbals and his courage so rare. © ELSA J BEATTIE

Submitted by: Elsa Beattie
Glasgow, UK
23/03/08
Email: beattie01@btopenworld.com
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FAO Father Devine - I was born in Florence St and attended St Lukes primary and then on to Hollyrood. We lived at 128 ,just accross from the Ritz baron the corner of Rutherglen Rd and Florence St (or Rose St as was). Does anyone remember the following shops there: Elliots Dairy, Lockies on Rutherglen Rd, jenny barbers wee shop and auld Mrs Lyons paper shop... remember she was as blind as a bat...then there was the Deep Sea chippie and Willie Marx the butchers as well as Galbraiths and Curleys.. all my family stayed in the Gorbals so whenever I got into trouble somebody saw me and let the cat oot the bag!! I have great memories of Knottsies restaurant and the big Clootie dumplings they used to have in the window... sorry but i am slabbering at the thought, my dads family came from 144 Kiddston st..just facing the graveyard and My Grannies house was never empty and the door was never locked.. remember the big cheque keys in those days.. people cared and looked after the old yins! unlike today...we played fitba from dawn till dusk and later, went home and got thrown into an old Zinc bath washed and made ready for school the next day... do you remember on cold nights the extra duvet was your dads heavy coat !!!? But at wkends we would go to the movies...Flash Gordon, Zorro or the Lone Ranger... magic.. I would love to hear from anyone who remembers Florence St as I do ... remember Father Toy....what a man, my mother used to spend hours repairing his cassocks.. he was loved and respected by everyone on the south side.. please get in touch with your mems as it's all we have left of an age gone by.. Pure Magic

Submitted by: Dan Campbell
Glasgow, Scotland
20/03/08
Email: dancam1212@tiscali.co.uk
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I went to Abbotsford place school in the 50s we never wore a uniform, we were all good mates at school and life was laid back and the teachers were excellent, at 12 years old I managed to pass my exams and went to Strathbungo a senior secondry school and my parents managed to get me a school uniform it was such a strange experience, everyone at my new school seemed to have a few boab, and it used to embarass me when I was asked "where do you come from" I said Cumberland street, which was mis read and the reply was "0h Cumbernauld thats a nice place" I never said a word and it made me feel a bit better, no one was looking down on me, at 12 years old I did not know any better, but at fourteen it changed I had all the posh boys eating out my hand and coming to visit me in the Gorbals!! I wish I was still staying in Abbotsford place now!

Submitted by: B Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
20/03/08
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To Davie Graham. It was strange to see your question about South York St. I lived in Moffat St over a period of 24 years from 1926. Not being sure of my facts, I queried this of another visitor to this site. Do you know of any other of that era? Michael

Submitted by: Michael McGrory
19/03/08
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For Gerry Gracie. Did you ever think you would use the term "Happy days they were"? We are surely getting old. Though seriously, growing up in the Gorbals was the best time ever. We moved to the West End(Partick) in 1986, I was only 16, Partick was a beautiful area but it just didn't have the same "magic". I remember Tracy Kerr and Geri Scott. They both came from Toryglen,is that right? I can't believe you used to go out with Angie Corcoron. I was very good friends with her. She did start to dabble in too much so we drifted apart. Do you know how she is doing now? I hope she is okay. I still can't put a picture to your name. You must have went to school with Jinky, Danny McLean, Swas, Gin and Morty, who was younger. We used to all hang around the community center. Me, Cathy Cunningham, Debbie Hoole, Debbie Callaghan. Any news on anybody?

Submitted by: Tina Kerr (Shields)
Point Pleasant, NJ, U.S.A
19/03/08
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Hi I am trying to get some info on the Crawford family who stayed at 3 Silverfir St in the 1960s their was Mary born about 1940s William her brother her father was also William her mother was Margaret she died in 1963 I would love to hear from anyone who know them thank you.

Submitted by: Big Bell
Glasgow, Scotland
19/03/08
Email: bigbell@btinternet.com
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Anybody out there remember my gran and grandad? Mary Boyle Nee Kilkie and Patrick James Boyle? Last known address was 10 1/2 Eglington st were my grandad died in may of 1946. I have heard my grandad was a bit of a rogue but this is all I know, Mary died in 2001 but I found that out too late.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
19/03/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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Thanks Neil but the butchers here would not have a clue as all the stuff is prepacked theres got to be more than salt and pepper you ask the butcher in scotland whats in it they hate to tell you ha ha case they break the code of silence on a lorne sausage i'll be watching for you cheers Anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
Ontario, Canada
19/03/08
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Doris hi glad u are home safe n well read the webmasters post they must be CONGRATULATED its about time a stop was put to this nonsense but just a wee bit early for me as i had challenged a person to prove were i had been bad mouthing folks on this great site this person gave me stick n got it printed before the webmaster HAD TO STEP IN!i hiv had nothing but praise n glad tidings from the real gorbals folk n for that i am eternally grateful i use ten quid because i find it has been adding a bit o mystic to my TRUE STORIES although i try to give a twist o fun to them n my real name is on the site with my e-mail but after getting abusive e-mails i changed it n if i unintentionally slagged someone i apologies THEY MUST HIV SAID SOMETHING RELATED TO THE POSTING! i hope all concerned abide by your kind suggestion n again well said TEN QUID

Submitted by: TEN QUID
Oz
19/03/08
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Hello, About the square sliced sausage I just use salt, pepper, ground coriander and bread crumbs all mixed together, add it to the meat mixed with eggs to bind it together, pack it in a rectangular dish, let it set and slice. Hope you enjoy it. Jimmy G

Submitted by: Jimmy G Sarnia
Ont, Canada
19/03/08
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Its Great To Here People Still Remember The Devils Tree In Rutherglen Rd We All Passed By It As Kids On OUR Way To The Ritchie Park We All Spat On It Even The Adults The Story Goes In Auld Gorbals Patter That The Military Took Over The Tree During The War To Supply The R.A.F. With Goggles For There Pilots.

Submitted by: Tam Lennie
Glasgow, Scotland
19/03/08
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Trying to trace the Birth Mother of my partner. The only information that we have,is her name is Anne Sutherland and she was a University student. She may have come from the Blackburn area in Lancashire as that is where my partner was born. His birth name was Michael Ian Sutherland although it was changed by his adoptive parents. We have no information about his birth father as his name has been blacked out on birth certificate. Would be very appreciative of any information no matter how small.

Submitted by: Heather
Lancashire, England
19/03/08
Email: heathershabba@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO Anne O'Neill you were asking about the steamie and Twomax I worked in Twomax when I left school top flat then the second flat was a buttonhole machinist until I got married then went back until I fell pregnant. As for the steamie in Rutherglen road my 2 aunties worked in the hare work in Ballater Street and they had a night booked and all the women who worked in the hare work took their washing as they couldn't go during the day. When they were ready to finish my grannie sent us round with tea or something to eat and then to help them carry the washing home, the patter and banter from the women was great.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
19/03/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Hi I was wondering if anybody remembers my Mum Veronica McOmish who attended Strathbungo School in the middle to late 1950's, probably about 1956 (she was born in March 1942)? She lived in Hospital Street in the Gorbals with her family (No 115 I think?), she was one of 8 siblings I believe her brother George McOmish may have attended the same school a few years later, any information would be gratefully received. Many Thanks Tracey Smith

Submitted by: Tracey Smith
Middlesbrough, England
19/03/08
Email: traceyt1uk@yahoo.co.uk
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In response to Pauline Boyce re the dance hall at South Portland St called the Portland. I remember it well as the guys who used to run it rented a room in my parents house at one time, they were Hugh and John Friel from Donegal. Went there myself many times in 70's. I remember the Shevlin, Paddy and John, the McConalogues, Reillys, McFaddens, Macnamaras, Boyd, ski-dek, Duffys, O'Donnells, Jordans & Gormleys.

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Dublin, Ireland
19/03/08
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Does anyone know of John James Neil Gibson who was brought up in Glasgow nickname bin last address 88 McAslin Street 1935, good at darts joined the navy WW2 married and lived in Sussex till he died, had a brother Robert(Bobby)who lived in Glasgow and a sister Janet nick name Daisy, married name Anderson, died in Glasgow 1978. Does anybody know anything about this family

Submitted by: Sharon Redmond
Wexford, Ireland
19/03/08
Email: charmellebish@hotmail.com
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Rita. Well, Well. Its a small world indeed. Even tho' you are but a laas,you remember my Mother Annie McGrory and her sister Beattie Smith. The Smiths were 1 up right. 6 kids; the oldest Willie born 1924, and the youngest Dennis born 1947. Whilst I was awayin the services my Ma got a move up to the top left ( 3 up, same close ). Luxury indeed, from the single-end to a room and kitchen plus a wee box room ( a two room and kitchen ??? ) And, away from the noisy and windy close!!! So, when I got home after from demob I had a room to myself. Mind you Rita, it was all of 7 feet long and 5 feet wide. A single bed,a wee dresser and my wardrobe was the hooks on the door. My few other possessions were in a box under the bed.. All I needed was an en -suite bathroom!!!!! Now,in the 30's, at 147, 1st left was the Spiers; Ma,Da and, wait for it!-----9 weans. There was 2 bed recesses-----How did they manage???? I do remember them well, ------ cos, at a ! later date my cousin Maisie married a cousin of the speirs', by the name of John Sandison. There was a Mrs White, but she lived1 up left, with 2 boys, Robert and Tommy. Tommy was KIA at Dunkirk 1940. Your description of my auntie Beattie ( Mrs Smith ) is bang-on. My uncle Paddy was fortunate to be always employed for years as a doorman or porter in various hotels with maybe a poor wage, but received many a tip. The Smiths fared pretty well, and my auntie always appeared ladylike with her hats, scarves, gloves etc. I often heard some of the kids "call" after her. Another little memory was my cousin Billy going round to a lady piano teacher for music lesons. That teacher lived in Hayfield St, overlooking our backcourt.. There was a Mrs Morrison ( widow)in 157 low down on the left. She had 2 boys, the eldest was Eddie started work as a vanboy with Pullars of Perth . Many years later, at traffic lights in Glasgow, I saw and spoke to Eddie who was then driving a big! lorry.

Submitted by: Michael McGrory
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18/03/08
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Message from Webmaster, there has been several complaints about people being argumentative and also making false accusations. As we rely wholly on the posts being accurate there may be messages that are not true, we have no control over this. Please note that messages which bad mouth other users of the site will not be published. This site is operated on a voluntary basis and we don't have time to investigate the accuracy of posts as you may have noticed the site is more busy than ever Jim Miller:
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I knew the Rahn family from Naburn St. They were very well thought of. Dick and Mary did a greatjob helping the younger girls. Mary had a very good friend that lived in her building, think her name also was Mary. They had cousins that lived in the Oatlands Mary Roberson (she married George Cook) And I think her brother's name was Alex. Sorry I do not know anything about your Mother. Good luck, and I hope this will help you find what you are looking for.

Submitted by: Sue Moore
Canada 17/03/08
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Hi Anne rosepink is the name o the seasoning if your local butcher makes any other kind of sausage he's sure to have it if not ask him for some seasoning its only a mixture of salt and pepper after all by the way I came fae Govan married a wee lassie fae Lawmoor St hid 4 kids aw born at 286 Lawmoor St finally got a hoose in Pollok when they pulled Lawmoor St doon hope this helps you Neilly Mac

Submitted by: Neil MacLean
Glasgow, Scotland
17/03/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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My great grandfather Stephen Burns married Mary Kelly in St Francis' church in the Gorbals. Stephen's brother was a champion clog dancer, JG Burns, he lost a leg after being knocked down by a tramcar, and then went on to teach clog dancing with his hands in the clogs, does anybody have any info on this. Also looking for info on Michael Burns who used to run retro clothes shop at Paddy's market. Thanks

Submitted by: Sandra Burns
West Lothian, Scotland
17/03/08
Email: sandera.burns@homecall.co.uk
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FAO KENNY WARREN. I HAVE SOME MORE INFO ON TOMMY WARREN, DOES HE HAVE TWO CHILDREN NAMED DAVID AND ANNE ? THIS IS JUST SOME MORE INFORMATION THAT I HAVE FOUND OUT. IF SO YOU ARE THE FAMILY THAT I AM LOOKING FOR PLEASE GET INCONTACT WITH ME IF MY INFORMATION ADDS UP THANKS

Submitted by: Maggie
Glasgow, Scotland
17/03/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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Funny how things come intae yir heid efter askin' Father for his wee stories aboot folk got tae thinkin' awe this stuff aboot gangs an' the like nooadays sure there were plenty in my day 40's an 50's but naebody bothered ye a barney ootside a pub or anywhere wid stop an' let folk especially wimmin pass by mind ye if ye wanted trouble there wis enough tae go roon an' hoosebreakin' an' the like - taboo, which brings me tae wan I think lookin' back wis hillarious ye'll mind awe hoose doors hid three locks a yale at the tap then doon aboot the middle a big brass plate which hid two keyholes waqn fur the "check" key and the bottom wan wis a bliddy big wan naebody lug that key aboot by the way awe the keys fitted awe the doors 'cept the yale an' that only kept an honest man oot, so tae add extra "security" when ye went oan holiday usually tae stey wi' freens or relations somebody thought the idea o' a steel bar aboot 12" long wi notches cut alang the top this wis fitted tae ! the inside o' the door below the big keyhole an' slid back an' furrit intae a bracket oan the doorpost which ye done by putting a stiff wire aboot 1/8" dia shaped like a question mark through the big keyhole an' catchin' the notches tae slide this across the door intae the bracket oan the doorpost. Great, Terrific only thing wis everbody an' their dug hid this ach ye hiv tae laugh

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17/03/08
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What is rosepink spice that goes in lorne sausage can anyone tell me don't forget I'm in maple leaf country or is it a Scots thing I've never heard of it all butchers try to make a big deal of it so what's in it. Anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St. Catharines, Canada
17/03/08
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My father Joe O'Neil (born 1931) was born in the Gorbals, one of 7 (8?) brothers and one sister. He went on to play for Aberdeen and famously scored a hatrick against Rangers in 1954 semis (6-0) Anyone remember this branch if my family??

Submitted by: Joe O'Neill
Wales
17/03/08
Email: joeoneil@aol.com
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Does anyone remember twomax and the steamie on rutherglen rd? My ma used to push a pram with her wash in it all the woman used to go they had a laugh i was a wee lassie but it stuck in my mind luv anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
14/03/08
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Hi Rita. As I guessed there is a "wee" difference, a generation between us. I'm kicking 84. The only Mullens i can remember lived one up in 157, a widow and son who was 3 or 4 yrs older than me. Jackie Fair was one of my pals. He had a sister but the name i can't remember now. If the Fairs had a bathroom they must have been the only ones to be so lucky. My folk had the usual zinc bath that was pulled out from under the hole-in-the Wa' bed!!!! I met Jackie one time around 1945 in a wee pub near an RAF Transit camp. He was Flight engineer and I an air gunner. We had lots to talk about. McNeill St.and Moffat St,naturally, the Gorbals and all our pals, wondering were they all were. I think when I first arrived in the Gorbals, a lot of street names were changed. I think Moffat st.was named South York St. And Ballater St had another name. Or, is age blurring the think box? In the early 30's there was a depression with lots of men out-of work. The fa! mily men lucky enough to hold a job were regarded as "toffs" Two of the lucky ones i recall were Mr Hutcheson of 157, he was a driver in the Cooop garage ( nae tram fares needed !!) and the other man was Mr Rankine, he was the St.Mungo Halls caretaker. Mr Rankine& family lived in a flat in the halls, one-up, thru the wall from the garage. To enter the flat, was thru a wee swing door right on to the stairs. There was a daughter, Robina ( Beenie ) To me 147 & 157, was Moffat St. There was a tenement on the corner of Hayfield St with a close then Mclintock's and another tenement at the corner of Rutherglen Rd, ( with Big Peter's Chippy. Across Rugggy Rd was almost unknown territory. Knew a few faces, but no names. A wee shop at the corner of Hayfield and Moffat Streets was Jenny Mc Gregors. Jenny was still in business when I left for good in July 1950; I wonder if you knew her?? Going across Ballater St towards the river, was the bakery on the right, wi! th the Hot Wall ( that backed the ovens, was great for heating cauld bums and hands), on the left side a factory and only one close at the corner of Adelphi St. In our part, Rita, do you remember the wee and narrow house squeezed between the gables of 147 and 157? Must have been only about nine feet wide. A room and kitchen , from the front street to the back court, and they had their own Lavvy in the back. The other odd house was the wee cottage next to 147, and it had a little front wall with railings and a garden. I llved with my parents in the close at 147, the single-end on the right at the back with a "view" of the midden and the wee washhouse!!!!! The usual haunts then were the Paragon, the Crownie , the Ritz , the flea pit was the Green's near Gorbals X. There was a picture house, I think, somewhere in or around Commercial rd. that accepted the " Jeely Jaurs". There was the time I stood in a queue with Ma & Da in the side street for seats in the "gods" of the Colosseum to see the first talkie, Al Jolsons "Jazz Singer", and later sitting in the cheap seats in the Bedford, at the very front, to see the latest new release "Gone with the Wind" You know the bridge on the way to Bridgeton X ? I can remember the divers going down to get started on the pi! les. Before the present stone bridge, there had been an old green -painted wooden bridge. Many a time I think back: skating in Moffat St. and along Cally Rd. Football on the pitches in the Green...Cycling around the Green, Playing in the outdoor Gym in the Green, The "Ducksie" with the Jaur and Baggies And, I'll never forget over in the drying green watching some of my mother's washing while she went back to the "Steamie" to use the Dryer.. I had better stop Rita, I could rant on & on .Thanks for your memories take care.......I'll Just add on again. Neighbours were: O.Donnell, Speirs, White, Mullen, Burns, Hume, Fair, Hutcheson, Rankine& McLennan. Schoolmates were; Dominic Hastings, Willie Heron, ?Canning, ? Gunn, Jimmy Mc Tague and Lizzy Welsh. Maybe someone will remember. TaTa Rita Michael.

Submitted by: Michael McGrory
Glasgow, scotland
14/03/08
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AULD GLASGOW BIDDY thanx for the compliment of wanting to join the fan club in my youth i used to winch 2 lasses at once [i hiv big lips] in the same close in cumberland st.never tried 3! my present condition im sure 3 would be more than i could handle but just hang in ther at our age one o them may kick the bucket n ten quids yer uncle! but Agnes is my favorite as she went out her way to get another partner Margaret who by the way had the same name as one of the lasses i winched the other was patsy "a gentleman doesn't reveal a ladies name n am nea gentleman" now AULD GLASGOW BIDDY as u hiv 2 unusual names too REAL NAME ELIZABETH n you promise not to tell agnes here it is its not a conundrum it doesnt need to be deciphered its just plain TEN QUID SPELLED T-E-N--Q-U-I-D made up for this forum like lots o folk do but i am really flattered that u want to give me a SWEET glesca kiss but the other 2 just wanted an ordinary glesca kiss which im sure i am capable of returning in kind n remember ladies 2s company 3s a crowed [get rid o Margaret] hiv ti sign aff the wifes here! ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
14/03/08
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Hello again Elizabeth. I forgot to tell you I met Margaret Green though the Gorbals site. She and I lived up the same close in Bedford St. We have had lots of stories to tell each other. We have not met, because Margaret lives in England, but we have spent many hours e-mailing each other. Ten quid also slaged her off in one of his very boring e-mails. Well Margaret is a lovely person, a hard worker, and a wonderful mother to her son Stuart.I do not understand why Ten- Quid has to be so horrible to people when they have the right to there opinion. I still live near the Gorbals, and spend a lot of time there with people who were born and brought up in the gorbals many years ago, and not one of them ever remember some of the stories he has told. Don't get me wrong Elizabeth I also live in a fantasy! world, like I would like to think i looked like a model, but I dont I look in the mirror think I am beautiful, I am not. What I am is overweight, nearly 60, dye my hair to hide the grey, and swear a lot. But what I am is what you get, no fairy stories, no lies, no trying to be what I am not. I hope you are reading this TEN QUID because people are beginning to sus you out.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
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FAO Ten Quid. I received an e-mail from one of BANDIT ROONEY as you called him relatives. The person was very hurt about the things you said about him. They asked me to make it clear that he was never arrested or went to court. They said he was a pennye ant,( I don't know what that means ) ,but they asked if I could make it clear to anyone who read the things you said about him, that they were untrue, and that he never hurt anybody in his life.This person does not want me to name them, which I will not. It must have been awful to have heard about these terrible thing he was supposed to have done. I will be back in touch with the person who wrote to me to tell them i have passed on THERE message.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
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FAO AULD GLASGOW BIDDY. Hell Elizabeth its was nice to hear from you, I was thinking the same as you. I wonder how many people agree with us about reading a letter that is full of suppose glasgow talk, and don't enjoy readind messages like that, I am as sure as you that there must be more people feel the same. Please readers let us know how you like to read letters. Take care Elizabeth, until next time. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
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FAO TEN QUID. I read you came from naburn St. What years did you live there, and what close number? My Dad & Mum lived there at number 128 from 28th May 1946. Who was your factor. My Dad paid 20 shillings and 5pence a month rent, what was yours?

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
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Hi pauline (nee shevlin) hauv you goat a bruther called pat a think he plaid st fitba fer abby place a plaid fer cavy way the odonnells paddy porter tony mc andrew (captained middlesboro fc)birrels pat galon ,a too rembr mary purries yer rite wen ye used tae go intae the close tae her hoose door a big blak wan a ded shiny brass nameplate nerly the siz a the door a thot!n the boozer the rising sun a yooz tae take the empty beeries ther wae ther wee stamp oan it thanx fer the memory the jannie

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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TO MARGARET (CURRAN) BIRRELL WHO LIVED AT 3 BALLATER STREET, YOU WERE LOOKING FOR STELLA McDONOUGH, SHE WAS MY SISTER. SORRY TO TELL YOU MARGARET BUT STELLA DIED ABOUT 3 YEARS AGO. SHE LIVED IN QUITE A FEW PLACES, BUT EVENTUALLY MOVED TO GLENROTHES IN FIFE. I'VE BEEN IN TOUCH WITH YOUR SISTER BRIDIE, I'M AWAY ON HOLIDAY TOMORROW, GET IN TOUCH IN THE GORBALS ANECDOTES AND I'LL WRITE TO YOU AGAIN. I WAS KNOWN AS JACKIE WHEN I LIVED AT NUMBER 3. ALL THE BEST

Submitted by: J McDonough
Burnley, Lancs
14/03/08
Email: perthycottage@hotmail.co.uk
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Maggie Smith: My name is Kenny Warren, my brothers Tommy and Billy live down south, in Greenford Middlesex, Billy since 1972. We are all in our 60s, if its the same people let me know. Our family were from the Gorbals, I have just come back to Glasgow recently. Kenny Warren.

Submitted by: K Warren
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
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Hi neil maclean thanks for responding to me and my sausages lol but what is that rosepink ive never heard of it rusks aye but i want to give it a go as i luv them. I was raised in mathieson st gorbals to a big family so that was our sunday with black pudding ill watch for you to get back cheers anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
14/03/08
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...Here I am still picking away at it (It will never get better!). There is a complete listing of the Glasgow Street name changes as per the Post Office 1937/38, This is available at http://www.glasgowguide.co.uk. So I have, at least, narrowed the South York Street to Moffat Street name change, to have occurred between 1929 and 1938. So the name was very new when most of us lived there. Is there anyone still around who remembers otherwise? Remembers Moffat Street being called South York Street?

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
14/03/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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Auld Glasgow Biddy, As Ten Quid says, if you read you will find out his name. I found it very easily but i am not prepared to give it out.

Submitted by: Shirlock Holmes
Baker St, London
14/03/08
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Hi im trying to trace the warrens who came from the gorbals i think there was hughie, billy, tommy and might be kenny? I'm not 100% sure on that one i think they moved to england, middlesbourgh maybe so if anyone has any information on any of these people or even remember anything about them please get in contact thanks maggie

Submitted by: Maggie Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
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St Lukes and Lawmoor Street: I am just checking to see if any the old crowd are still arround Lawmoor Street Between Ballater St and Adelphi Street, we lived at 62 Lawmoore; Lambs Dick Grangier Kell's moffats Sweeney Duddy's Trainer's Smiths Reillys O,Donnells Fitzpatricks Kerrigans Hunters Flynns and many more it would me nice ti here from someone. Thomas Kelly Donnelly

Submitted by: Thomas Kelly Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: weecheekyman@msn.com
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Wee Wummin Too living in the gorbals the years u said! u were in a lucky family with someone being employed as i can well remember the word spreading "the parish man is on the loose" he would demand entry to the abode then search the occupants closets for clothes n blankets n such if u had more than u needed like one blanket shared between 4 boys supplemented by using army great coats then u had to make do they gave us a chitty to go to the parish for tackity boots n hairy clothes with the added embarrassment of seeing some of your class mates sitting with faces buried in our hands with shame SHAME WHAT FOR!we were just finished a war and moved to a time of rashioning and did we not pay tax on everything that we bought meager as it was u cant compare us to the young n healthy now as they can even get a phone bill paid and a mobile phone at that rent assistance and live in luxury not a bug infested house my family were brought up in lawmoor st. i dont wish the hardship!, my wee family have had here in oz on anybody like having 3 spine ops. when my kids were very young then cancer 5 times in differrant organs losing 2 grandsons 2 nephews now the latest quad bye pass surgery and managed to pay my way without the help of anybody on this earth except for the good people who said a wee prayer for me the person who suffered most was my wife who i will always be indebted too as they say till death we do part but wee wummin there is always folk who will wrought the system some of them leaders of nations shires and councils to the local social clubs lets hope the ones who need help can get it and i will agree with u its just not happening but it fills me with gladness when i look castlemilk up on Google maps n have a look at the lovely looking place it is now compared to the short time i lived there in 55-56 life is what u make it and the folk u mention wouldn't get embarrassed walking down the street naked awera best to u wee wummin ten quid !

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
14/03/08
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F.A.O TINA SHIELDS. Gerry gracie here stayed in a few parts of the gorbals stirlingfauld place, qe square, norfolk court. I remember your name im sure my sister alison went around with claudette alexander. I also used to go out with angela corcoran and i remember katie cunningham im sure she worked in the fruit shop in the arcade i could be wrong. I went to bosco left in 84 i think i didnt go much regret it now. I went arond with colin livingstone, sean padden, the cairns brothers and at the other end of the gorbals alan pettigrew and john mcgettrick happy days they where.

Submitted by: Gerry Gracie
East Kilbride, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: gerrygracie@blueyonder.co.uk
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Anne O'Neil of St Kates Maple Leaf Country, Type in Lorne Sausage for a search hunners o' them but try the BBC one every bliddy recipe in there Guid Luck Missus jist watch the "waste" line!

Submitted by: Anonymous
14/03/08
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To Michael McGrory It is me again! Memory plays at lot of tricks but this morning I got the numbers in Moffat St right and some of the names you mentioned just popped into my head. From what I remember...... low down left at 147 Moffat St facing out to the Co- operative time house there lived a Mrs white. She died around 1964,65-a friend of mine got her house avery small single end. Then 1 up right lived a Mrs Smith whose husband was Irish and was one of the Parkie's in Richmond park. She had 4 of a family I think, and they all went to posh schools. She was always very neatly dressed and her hair looked as though she had just taken her curlers out. Wore a wee hat when she went out-bare headed women were originally called "hairies." A term used for a female of low/no class. Her door and brasses were polished every day. The doorstep was well scrubbed too. In those your status as a women was judged on those things. There was also a Mrs Mcgrory, (any relation?) who was her sister who lived two up! right. Nice kind lady. At 157 I remember a Mrs Morrison first left low down.My Great Uncle Wull Mullen lived low down in the middle house. As I said before I don't remember my Great Grandfather Mullen but they did share a house as Wull didn't marry. The family used to call him bowly legged-maybe that will help you rememebr him!! He had a black range which my Gran and Auntie Peggie used to polish with Zebo and he made his tea in a wee sootie saucepan. A bit too fond of the whiskie though! I remember him rolling from side to side and bouncing off the tenement walls on his way home from the Pig and Whistle. My Uncle Jimmy McLaughlin and my Auntie Peggie owned the fruit shop in Mcneil St.Just a wee bit along from 66. Do you remember the shop? Hope these bits of memories cheer you-is good to share these things. Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
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Your site is wonderful . I have to confess that I am English but had the best luck in the world when I met a Glasgow boy! He grew up in the Gorbals and I loved it too. I worked at Killearn and the Western hospitals and we lived in Simshill until work took us here. I cried for ages as we left and still think of Glasgow as... Home. We visit regularly still and I mourn the razing of the Gorbals every time. Does anyone out there know Joe McDermott of Crown Street I`d love to say to him one morning "Come and see this"

Submitted by: Mary McDermott
East Leake, Leics., UK
14/03/08
Email: mary.mcdermott@btinternet.com
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Gorbals story; I see that some folk out there are finding it difficult to get hold of this new book out on sale by Mr C.macFarlane, I can tell you that I managed to get hold of it quite easy myself but it was not up to my expectations and clearly not true to life as it was in the old gorbals I was from, , please forgive me for sounding negative but it was just not my cup of tea. I hope the author will not be upset by my comments, he has obviously tried hard to capture something of an imagination, it must be very difficult writing a book on a fine old place like the Gorbals and I give you total credit for your efforts. While I am here did anyone remember the Flannagans from Peebles Street? Father P. Devlin.

Submitted by: Father P Devlin
Stirling, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Trying to find guys and gals who worked in The Trading Post & Pier 39? Remember wee Donna?

Submitted by: Tommy Devlin
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: t.devlin199@btinternet.com
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To Michael McGrory. You spooked me with your memories of Gorbals-Moffat Street and McNeil St. I was born in 1943 and lived 3 up left in 66 McNeil St. My Grannie and Grandfather Moffat moved in 1947ish with me and my mother Liz into one up right which was the house the Fair family stayed in. They by reputation were a well doing family. The house as you know run directly above the Pig and Whistle. It had a bathroom complete with an old cast iron bath. We thought we were toffs! My mother painted the bath white. Whenever we had a bath the paint stuck to our bums! The Fair family left a lot of stuff in the House, a big sideboard with a mirrowed mantle and lots of Victorian ornaments and vases. Would be worth some money now. Lots of books too and a stamp book filled with stamps which my sister Janet still has! Will check with her to see which family member it belonged to. Also my Great Grandfather Alexander Mullen stayed 3 up Middle at 147? Moffat St with his son William. Known as wee Wull by the family.He moved to low down middle 157? Moffat St.My memory gets a bit confused as to 147 and 157 as I lived in both. It would be great if you remember by Great Grandfather as I have no memory of him, but was told he came from Ireland and was a gentleman. My first house when I got married- a single end, was the house he stayed in. Lets hear more of your memories. Another Golden oldie. Cheers Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: Not supplied
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Hi Annie, read your appeal for a recipe for slice sausages 20 lbs of flank beef not over lean as if it is too lean its inclined to make a dry tasteless sausage anyway 20 lbs of beef 12 ounces of rosepink seasoning 3 lbs of rusks for binding 2 pints of water mince your beef add seasoning mix well add water to rusks when absorbed mix in to your meat well then mince once more and then block it in bakin tin or something similar leave to firm up and then slice as needed hope this has been helpful ps the standard recipe is 1 ounce to 2 pounds of meat but i always thought extra 2 ounces to 20 lbs made a tastier sausage best wishes Neilly Mac

Submitted by: Neil MacLean
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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I am trying to find Billy Warren, Tommy Warren or any one who knew of them or there family they used to stay in the Gorbals but moved away any information would be a great help thanks Maggie.

Submitted by: Maggie Smith
England
14/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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To James Fletcher the Warrens I knew came from 36 Cavendish St they lived above us my maiden name is Shevlin there was five girls in our family my father was John my mammy is Bridget still living at 96yrs my dad drank in the RISING SON in Abottsford Pl before that called the hole in the wall how is that for a name for a pub also on Abbottsford Place there was a shop called Allexanders they sold every newpaper. To Agnes remember Mary Purries if the shop was closed you went into the close door and nocked the door so desparate for a penny dainty and she opened up, I think she lived there with her mother Jack the fish shop at bottom of Cavendish St my ma sent me for fish at Jacks and I had to go Eglinton St for the chips she did not like his chips we had to fish off Larry Bells butter from a shop in Cumberland St tea from the co op butcher in Cumberland St I think Billy the butcher go shopping for my ma would take you the whole day Gettlins shop I remember the fancy things they had life belts pails and spades for when you went to the beach

Submitted by: Pauline Boyce
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: pauline boyce@ntlworld.com
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Would like to get in touch with an old friend Tommy Boyle who used to live in Matheson St or Waddell St.

Submitted by: cmeek
Glasgow, UK
14/03/08
Email: cmeek.1@ntlworld.com
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I would like to get in touch with Catrina Clark who left a message here in 2003. She wanted information on her father's family (Alexander McDonald Clark). Unfortunately I can't provide this but I do have information on the Kirkwood side of her family. Her Gt Grandfather Alexander Kirkwood had a brother Archie who was my Grandfather.

Submitted by: Irene Melrose
Surrey, UK
14/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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My Gran was Mary Campbell - she lived at 48 Polmadie Rd, Glasgow - she married Thomas G Monteith (he lived at 104 Port Rd, Glasgow) in 1909 At St Margarets Episcopal Church. Believe they had 1 maybe 2 children (William?) before she left for Australia and he for Canada? She had a brother called Hugh I think - I know there were other siblings - just don't know their names. There must still be Campbell family there - does anyone recall? Regards, Robyn

Submitted by: Robyn Leslie
Sydney, Australia
14/03/08
Email: robyndoughman@yahoo.com.au
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Would like to contact old school friends. Maureen Smith,Donald Robertson,Johnny Adams,Harry Richmond,David Murray who all took the tram from Sandyfaulds street along Ballater street to Bellahouston Academy between 1951 and 1955 hope I find someone from my school days

Submitted by: Tommy Kearney
Toronto, Canada
14/03/08
Email: tamkearney@mail.com
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Hi there Went to Buchan Street 1951/59 then Adelphi have lived in Oz for 37years, would like to e/m past students, Cheers

Submitted by: Jean Doull
Brisbane, Australia
14/03/08
Email: jl_thistle@hotmail.com
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This will by my last try! If there is anyone on this site who remembers the Maddens of 125 Hospital Street or the Mulraneys (South Portland St - or Portugal St???), please respond. I am about to give up. Ten Quid, you seem to know someone who knows everyone....can you help? Dates...late 40's to early 50's. Many thanks to anyone who can help.

Submitted by: Susan
Los Angeles, USA
14/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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FAO Tam Craig thanks for the message Tam I remember Mick Strain, anyway Tam I wasn't having a go at Colin anyone who write's a book like he has has to be admired its just that we all came from the Gorbals and I like things to be as accurate as possable I have spoke to Colin about this and he agrees I'm right about Tam Marshal I was trying to say is Colin is five years younger than me and a ten year old sees things different from a fifteen year old we may be looking at the same thing but have a differenft take on it know what I mean anyway take care Tam. Pat

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
14/03/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO Pat Roberts Bennies boats I know it was a Rowing Club but you could hire a row boat and go out on the river you were not to go out of sight of the boathouse which we did on one occasion and went round the bend in the river and he came after us and towed us back and guess who was on the bridge watching this crime unfold only my wee ma screaming wait till you get hame in a tv programe years ago it told you that bennies son took over the boatyard and his main job was fishing bodies out for the polis changing times eh I hope I haven't depressed you pat

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
14/03/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi just wondering if anyone knows my grandparents? My grandad was William 'Bill' Halbert and my gran was May Halbert but her original name is Gren. They had 5 kids Ian, Carole, Jannette, Billy and Lynda. If anyone knows anything can you please get in touch as it would be great to know. Many thanks.

Submitted by: Brian McGuinn
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: brianmcguinn@hotmail.com
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R.I.P MICK DUKE. Gone but not forgotten. YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE.

Submitted by: Not Supplied
Not Supplied
14/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Does anyone know the whereabouts of Jim Brown or Tommy McKenzie who lived in Fauldhouse St. in the 40s 50s there close was oposite the Steamie, I think Jim Brown moved to Castlemilk. Tommy McKenzie had a sister called Jenny.

Submitted by: Robert Mc curley
St Peter Port, Guernsey Channel Islands
14/03/08
Email: weejimmy81@hotmail.com
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My mother's, mother's family were O'Neill's who lived on the Polmadie Road. Her Grandfather was William O'Neill and he emmigrated to America around 1912 with his wife and daughters. Does anyone know if there are any O'Neill's still in the area? If so, could someone contact me.

Submitted by: Seamus Cummins
Hatboro, PA, USA
14/03/08
Email: seamuscummins@gmail.com
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Would like to find Maureen Smith, Donald Robertson, Brian Giles, Johnny Adams who all took the number 7 tram to Bellahouston Academy from around Sandyfaulds street and Ballater St between 1951 and 1955.

Submitted by: Tommy Kearney
Toronto, Canada
14/03/08
Email: tamkearney@mail.com
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F.A.O Tina Shields(kerr) when I stayed in QES I went about with Sean Padden, Colin Livingstone and others from Caley Rd flats stayed in Stirlingfauld place went about with Alan Pettigrew(sadly passed away) and John McGettrick and many others. I went to John Bosco I am 40 been married a couple of times Geri Scott and Tracy Kerr now living in East Kilbride work as an undertaker.ps your name is also familiar where about did you stay??

Submitted by: Gerry Gracie
East Kilbride, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: gerrygracie@blueyonder.co.uk
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Hi All - I don't mean to keep posting (banging on) about this but does anyone have any memories of NABURN STREET in particular: the RAHNs, Richard (Dick), Mary, Betty, Sandra & Mabel........ Their Mum was Alexandrina (Ina) and was said to have passed away when Richard, Mary and the kids lived there...... Ina was also my Mum who had me later (thus she was still alive when she had me in 1955)and the RAHNs are my half Brother & Sisters, although they were not aware of me until the mid 60's as I was born in London and met me although I think my Mum reconciled with my Brother & Sisters when we first came back to Glasgow to visit my Dad's Dad during the 1960's.....but I am still unsure what happened between the time of my Mum leaving Glasgow and going to London (and having me)and coming back to Glasgow.......I know that this might be personal stuff not meant for internet exposure but any bit of information would help me in putting to bed mindful issues about my Mum despite any hard truths that may arise from this posting.......Ten Quid - you were born in NABURN STREET, have you any knowledge?.........This is not meant to be a down-hearted posting, just looking for some answers to some questions regarding Mum's past.......Thanks to any help that may come forth from this posting! .......Jim

Submitted by: Jim Miller
Basildon, England
14/03/08
Email: jimmiller74@blueyonder.co.uk
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For Agnes Herrity and Margaret Green. Hello ladies, I would like to join the club to deliver a sweet "Glasgow Kiss" to our old friend Ten Quid. As he stated to Agnes some time ago, "Agnes if u learn ti read u could easily figure oot ma name " - I am quite certain that me and Agnes are not the only two people who cannot decipher Mr. Ten Quid's conundrum. Anyone else out there who can give we three wee ladies a hint or two? Auld Glasgow Biddy (real name Elizabeth) and not trying to hide from anyone!

Submitted by: AULD GLASGOW BIDDY
BRIGHTON, England
14/03/08
Email: Not Submitted
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There must be still members of the Porter family from South Portland St still living in Glasgow would love to hear from them.

Submitted by: Robert Kerr/Kelly
Malton, England
14/03/08
Email: helenkerr1@btinternet.com
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F.A.O. Amelia Hi there, I remember Letty Armstrong she was a friend of my mum's. Do you remember a Jeanette McShannon who lived at 450 low down? The only family I can think of who lived next to Barney's was a Danny Martin and his mum Alice. His dad was a sailor. There was also a girl called Joan Boyle, who lived up 450, she had a friend in Moffat St called Betty Park. I also recall the Duke brothers, Maurice, John, and James. Do any of these people ring a bell?

Submitted by: Phyllis
Perth, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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I came from the Gorbals (No3 Ballater Street) Gorbals Cross - I like too get in touch with Stella Mcdonach Her married name is murray !!

Submitted by: Margaret Curran(Birell)
Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/08
Email: Not Supplied
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Hi Rita Moffat I think I might have written to you before, but anyway, my grannie lived in Moffat St. up the close between Miss Allen's wee sweetie shop and the pub on corner of Rutherglen road. played with one skate up and down moffat st. as my sister had the other one. went through pend when we were catholic to st. Francis chapel but became proddie's when my catholic dad died. Then went to Oatlands and John St. Sec.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
07/03/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Thank you so much for inserting my letter, I continue to read articles on the site everyday, its absolutely wonderful, bless you all Father Peter Devlin

Submitted by: Father P Devlin
Stirling, Scotland
07/03/08
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Anne Marie Ridge, just read your post and thats first time seen Pauls name in years, recall what happened to him up flats as well so sad. Wee Craig Mullen his pal was with him at time tried take him in car but sadly was too late. Sorry remind ya such things but it reminded me also Same thing happened to Tam Clark, Pauls big brother. Far to many good peoples lives ruined that way in the gorbals. Am also sure i recall you, did u used have a big alsation dog? When u lived in sandy? i went around there loads with Harky [john harkness} Recall folks like Mark Williams? he lived in 14 used climb up the outside into harkys window in 15 lol Jason Mclean? lol his dog used take him for a walk and his mums still around still big loud blonde last i saw her haha Angela mcfarlane is related to me second cousin or something, she moved away years ago even though she stayed in govanhill most sec school after QE flats, her mum wee dana and her mum big dana are all still around big dana still in the gorbals. And the rest of the connels as well john sandra barbara all doin well last i heard. Also seen a post on here lookin for cathy murray later am sure thats cathy philben married gerry philben, have a boy my age called Gerry as well. Cathy, Wee Dana Dot and loads em from old gorbals worked in the nautical college for decades in the gorbals. PS ann marie is wee mick ridge your wee cousin or something? lol he goes around with some my family, before what happened in the Granite with him, but hes always reminded me of paul was just never sure if they are related. Peter.

Submitted by: Peter
Glasgow, Scotland
07/03/08
Email: highlandery2k_uk@yahoo.com
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Has anyone got the recipe for making a good scotchslice sausage also the name of red spice from butcher that goes in them? Its a big secret hard to get put on line ill be watching love anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catharines, Canada
07/03/08
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Hi Rita. Enjoyed your memories about Moffat St. I lived at 147. But I gather it was a bit before your time; from around 1926 to 1943 : a stint in the RAF till '47: back to 147 and left the area in 1950. I skated up and down Moffat st, Played skate hockey with a walking stick and tin can.. The noise of the tin can drove the neighbours mad. Many an irritated man or woman came out and took away the can, giving us a mouthful, telling what they would do if we were their weans!! There was one old lady, a Mrs Buchanan who lived 3 up, she would open her window and scream at us. We'd scamper off and return again ten minutes later. I remember shoving open the wee swing door to see the time in the co-op garage gatehouse. One of my pals was Jackie Fair. The Fair family lived in McNeil St above the Pig & Whistle...From our single-end, low down facing the back, I could wave across to Jackie across the backcourts. The names, St Mungo Halls, Mclintock's. Big ( Greasy) Peter's, the Co-op bakery, The Green, the Paragon, the E.E's, the Ritz, the Crownie, Rutherglen rd, Sandyfaulds St. Those are but a few I recall when I read some of the stories on this site.. Family names I recall Rita are; White, O'Donnell, Speirs, Smith, all up No.147. Morrison, Hutcheson, Burns and Mullen up 157.. Hume round the corner in Hayfield St and the Fairs in Mc Neill St.. I would imagine they would all have gone when you ! stayed there. Maybe someone out there will see their name and recall the 20's & 30's. Best Wishes Rita Ta Ta. Michael(A Golden Oldie)

Submitted by: Michael McGrory
Glasgow, Scotland
07/03/08
Email: mcgroarym@aol.com
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FAO, TAM CRAIG. Hi TAM THANK YOU FOR YOUR WEE MESSAGE, AYE AS MY DAD USED TO SAY, THERE IS NOTHING QUEERER THAN FOLK, and very true it is to. ALL THE BEST TAM. AGNES

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
06/03/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Margaret Green i dont mind the glesga kiss but DONT EVEN TRY WAN O YER FRENCH KISSES! YUK! IAN McCREANER lived there by the way! i never said agie was not a lady she doesnt act like wan! i said she maybe a man as BIG tam says people use phoney e-mails how they do it only tam kin tell, he says he knows me so he should tell agie and me as i live in an ALICE IN WONDERLAND WORLD, so try smiling at the screen yer face may crack but the feelin is magic TEN QUID

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
06/03/08
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Hey evry1 the site is really good!! wat it is am 25 yrs old and am looking for any relatives i have from my dads side his name is john anderson think his birth date was the 20/10/54 not sure tho!! he had a brother gary anderson and he has 2 daughters also no names tho from wat i know he lived in springburn about 9-10 yrs ago and had 2 other daughters laurie and no idea wat the others name was sori!! been a long time.. am not tryin to trace my father but would like to hear from any other family members oooh my name is ashlee ann anderson born 16/09/82 stobhill hosp and my mothers name is linda naismith (nee) thank you and good luck to every1 xxxx

Submitted by: Ashlee Anderson
Livingston, Glasgow
06/03/08
Email: splashlee@hotmail.co.uk
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Hey just read Colin Macfarlane's book The Real Gorbals Story..tried tae get it in gorbals library, then govanhill then partick but all they were all out on loan! Got wan eventually in the mitchell..i was not disappointed colin brings the old gorbals back to life and i couldn't stop luaghing, neither could my missus. as a boy from florence street i just wish i had written it. In the future this book will be considered a classic - brilliant! thanks for bringing back so many memories colin

Submitted by: Jimmy Birch
Glasgow, Scotland
06/03/08
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To Davie Graham In your last posting you mentioned Twomax being hit with a bomb during the war. The Twomax building is still standing hale and hearty. Wasn't it the church next door to it-St Augustine Buchanan that got hit? Will stand corrected on this. As I said the Twomax building is still standing and was mill before it became a knitwear factory. They don't make clothes there anymore It houses Glasgow City Council Social Work Department. A sign of the times I'm afraid. Has life realy got worse or are people too dependent on the state? There was no Social Workers around when I was growing up in the 40's and 50's. Life was hard but you just got on with it. Nobody wanted the indignity of holding their hands out to "the parish" Now people demand handouts-is there no sense of pride left?

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
06/03/08
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Amelia McKinley (nee Welsh) hi DORIS is ok she has gone to New YORK to see her family n her sister who is not very well im afraid but maybe a wee prayer like some o you did for me would help "AS SHE NEEDS IT" n Doris goin from the california sun to the snows of "freezyerersaff" any donations of long wooly drawers wid be gratefully excepted remember the parish ones i thot the underpants were balaclavas i got into a fankle trying to put them on my head my maw said "geese them ther fer me!" RIP! RIP! RIP! "OCHE WELL IT COVERS THE IMPORTANT BIT"i was only 7 maw was 37 round the bum n she could swing it n sing too a CURLIES PIE a wee bottle n my lonely maw would give us the ANDREWS SISTERS BUGLE BOY my dad played trumpet n no TV to spoil the fun im glad i met n married a girl similar "BUT SHE KIN COOK" n loves to play her records AMELIA u asked about doris n i went off on a different tangent so has my heart took 3 feet of vein! n think they rapped it round my heart like a ball of string 'WIT DID THEY NEED AWE THAT FOR I HIV AN ENLARGED HEART BUT COME ON NOO THEY SAY ITS MISSING A BEAT" one thing me n my maw never did was miss a beat! jitterbug n sing were has lawmoor street GONE! TEN QUID !

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
05/03/08
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F.A.O. Anne Smith, Hughie & Jackie Cameron are my cousins too.as are you. Your mother was my father's sister and Jackie Cameron sr, was his brother. I heard that Hughie died last year and his son the year before that. You lived next door to Granny Cameron and I used to see you when I went along on a Sunday for my plate of soup. I have a sister Margaret(Mags) and a brother Hughie would you believe they didn't have much imagination in the names dept: Myself i'm called after granny Annie Couper Cameron married name Bell cheers

Submitted by: Nan Cameron (Bell)
Glasgow, Scotland
05/03/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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f.a.o pauline boyce a stied at 56 cavendish st rember the warrens who stied n the close, by the way pauline c if ye look doon this page yell c sum a the warrens famly post maybe ye kin contact them tae update them they wer lookin fur peeple who new david etc, wee malky mc sporran sties n the gorbals good tae hear fae ye keep well james fletcher the jannie.

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
05/03/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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FAO: John Mulligan - hi john seen yer post james fletcher here a remember you n yer sister josephine a stied oan the same landin as yeez wae linda bonnar next door tae me hope u n yer sis r keepin well a went fer yer grandas messages wen a wis a wee boay he stied 2 up a think u n yer famly moved tae mansewood a last seen u at crossmaloof ice skatin late 60s rly 70s a stie n knightswood noo merrit tae linda fer 32yrs av lasted well !! ma lassie vicky 30 who hiz 4 boyz marrit tae robert n sties n crookston ma son barry 27 n partner victoria wae theyr son james n daughter gracie stie at broomhill. dae ye rembr ma bros billy n robert? dae ye rembr the o donnells neilly n smiler? alas wee smiler passed on (wit a fitba player he wiz) n ther sister eileen. wee malky mc sporran still sties n the gorbals,a workt as a skool jannie but injured at work n noo retired dain a wee bit a voluntary work way peeple way alcohol problems n njoyin that well john good tae see u oan the site! hope tae hear fae ye wishin u n urs well the jannie.

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
05/03/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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F.A.O. Phyliss of Perth I stayed in a room and Kichen at 438 Moffat low down my auntie Maryann MC Alliney I had 2 cousins Robert and Alice they stayed up 450 low down then they got a house up the stair and then when the place was being demolished she got a new house in Braehead St where the Ritz picture house used to be. I remember a John Peebles and his wifes name was Margaret. If I remember my auntie said they had the shop just before you came to the old church. My neighbour was called Letty Armstrong that was her own name, married name was Marley if that rings a bell with you. Then there used to be a woman who stayed next to Barneys pub called mrs Brown she was a lovely person I think she had one daughter.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
05/03/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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F.A.O. Martyboy I remember Getlins it was if I can remember painted red it sat at the corner next to a lane off Cumberland St the cafe was near it, also Woolfsons. Do you remember the shop in Hospital just aroung the corner from Cumberland Street we would sometimes go there for Gallaghers Warhorse Tobacco as my dad was a miner and chewed it when he was working down the pits. Then there was the chemist at the corner of Gorbals st. and Cumberland St. We lived along the road in Salisbury St.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
05/03/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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To Davie Graham and Anne Smith. Thanks for your memories of Moffat Street. My memories are like most Gorbalites-some good some bad. My first memories are of the bits of Moffat Street I knew best. The bit near the co-operative garage and St Mungo Halls. I remember, the smooth,smooth surface. Great for roller skating. Shame it was only ever one skate I owned! Then there was the boggies and a dangerous sport- getting a hudgie from the many Co-op vans! St Andrews halls was always a mysterious and magical place for me. Weddings and dances-folk togged out in their finest suits and fancy frocks. Lots of conffetti! My first house when I got married was 157 Moffat Street. A single end, wally close three up. The usual ootside lavvy where you didn't linger as it would freeze the bum off ye! The top bit of the street was facinating to me as a child. Great imaginations we all had when we were wee. I often pondered about Hamiltons Dairy when I was a child. Where were the coos kept? Every Friday my grannie took me through! the pend on her way to confession at St Francis church. I was asked to wate outside as I was brought up as a proddie and she would get hell off my grandfather if he found out. I never did have to wait long though, my grannie was considered a saint and never could have very many sins to talk about. Any other memories folks? PS Where are you Doris Austin? Missing your patter and hope you are well. Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
05/03/08
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Hello Tam Craig, long time no see! It must be more than 30 years...remember the times we used to hang around thistle street and gorbals cross and then go to to the rangers games with a bottle of irn bru each as a big treat! And then learning to play the flute at the orange hall in bridgeton! those were tough days but like all gorbals people we got through it. afterwards i joined the merchant navy then moved to australia for a bit but now i am living near glasgow so give me your address or telephone number in tollcross and we'll meet up. anyway. don't worry. i'll try to find you meantime through directory enquiries aw ra best your best pal john.

Submitted by: John MacDonald
Glasgow, Scotland
05/03/08
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TO MARTY BOY I KNOW THE McSHANES FROM 29 HOSPITAL ST; MUTT&EASTER,&5 CHILDREN, JOHN, LETTY, MATTHEW, LINDA, FRANKIE, ROBERT. IM THEIR COUSIN I BORN & LIVED THERE IN 1947.

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, Lancashire
05/03/08
Email: bompipe@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO Agnes, It was a pleasure, we are on the same side, but what can we do about it! Yeah they live in a fantasy world, I thought fantasies ended wen you were about five years old ha ha! take care Big Tam

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Tollcross, Glasgow
05/03/08
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FAO: PAULINE BOYCE. I remember Mary Purries very well, I went to Abby school next to it and went in everyday with my penny. She had the biggest trays of penny mix you had ever seen, there was so much you could get for a penny then, it took ages to make up my mind. I remember Mary used to make wee pokes that looked like a cone, and she would fill it up with sherbit by the time it was finished your finger was the colour of the sherbit. It is amazing how just talking about Mary Purries, brings back some wonderful memories. All the best Pauline. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
04/03/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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http://gorbals.eveningtimes.co.uk/
This is a new Gorbals website that I found while reading The Evening Times yesterday. Another good site for Gorbals folks. Enjoy.

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf (McGettigan)
Westfield New Jersey, USA
04/03/08
Email: Glenmornin@aol.com
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Does anyone remember a nurse Rose Dougherty who lived in Cumberland Street in the Gorbals and was a midwife. She collapsed and died, approx 1953-54, in the Gorbals while on a call.

Submitted by: Anne McLevey
Dartmouth, Canada
04/03/08
Email: mclevey@ns.sympatico.ca
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Just read Colin McFarlanes book about the Gorbals, great read. my wife Anne, lived in the next close to where you stayed, we are a bit older than you, got married in 65 and still together 44 years in august. I lived at 3 Ballater St, up above McKellars pub. We had a big back for football and climbed over a wall to a smaller back for heidy fitba. some of my old friends from there, Pat McHugh, Gerald Wray, Pat Ferry, plus many more. We were out all the time playing, does anyone remember going down to Clyde St, climbing up the cranes and jumping in to the big heaps of sand that were dropped from the ships (not allowed nowadays health and safety) I am 66 now now but still feel 26 must have been all that running up and down the tenement stairs for messages. Does anyone have the backing music for Scotland for Ever. All the best to anyone who knew me, or any old Gorbalonians. Cheers Jackie McDonough

Submitted by: Jack McDonough
Burnley, Lancs
04/03/08
Email: perthycottage@hotmail.co.uk
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Ten Quid , Agnes and I were born up the same close in 20 Bedford Street above the Double Eagle Pub. She is most certainly a Woman and a very nice Woman. So we are both sending you "A Glasgow Kiss".

Submitted by: Margaret Green
Kettering, Northants
03/03/08
Email: margmarstewart@hotmail.com
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Lived at 147 Moffat St. Gorbals from 1926 to 1943. Attended St.Francis & Holyrood Secondary. I can remember some playmates'and schoolmates'names. Would like to make contact if some are around.

Submitted by: Michael McGrory
Glasgow, Scotland
03/03/08
Email: mcgroarym@aol.com
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To david niehus. it was lovely to hear that you'd found your long lost brother through this site and the people who run it must be thrilled. i'm sure I speak for everyone who uses this site when i say that i wish you and your family many years of happiness together, your letter made my day. Best wishes, anne

Submitted by: Anne Johnston (McDonald)
Clydebank, Scotland
03/03/08
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My gran's family came from the Gorbals, and I was wondering if anyone had ever heard of them. I believe they were Irish immigrants originally (which hardly narrows it down, I know!). Their name was Lohan. There was paw, maw and children John, Bill, Ellen (my gran), Boaby, Peter and a youngster Molly who died in infancy. My gran was born in 1915 and went to Sacred Heart school, so they would be living in the Gorbals round about this time. Most of the family eventually moved into surrounding areas (except Bill who ended up in Blackpool), but as far as I know my gran's dad spent the rest of his life in the Gorbals. Ring any bells?

Submitted by: Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
03/03/08
Email: lho6floortsdf@yahoo.co.uk
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Anybody remember getlins shop in cumberland st or mr wolfsons drapers shop or larry bells fishmongers also the mcshanes from hospital st or remes drapers in crown st.

Submitted by: Marty Boy
Glasgow, Scotland
01/03/08
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John Currie got your email that photo certainly has brought the memories flooding back who could forget as a child going to the Paragon matinee after you had got money from the pub returning the beer bottles (they had their own stamp on the bottle) and after the matinee we would be running and falling all over Cumberland street. pretending to be either Roy Rogers on his horse shooting and each other or flying thru the air either as Rocketman, Superman or flash Gordon ha those were the days it must have been great entertainment for the adults standing at the corners watching us and as you said a great place that gave you your values for your future life.

Submitted by: Johnny Boyle
Sydney, Australia
01/03/08
Email: johnboyle45@optusnet.com.au
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Was wondering if anyone could help me with a couple of questions i have about the oatlands??? does anyone know what happened to the two stone pillars at the entrance to richmond park at the bottom of polmadie road? and does anyone know why the grey stone houses on streets like - elmfoot st, logan st and dalmeny st have the living rooms facing the back courts?? thanks

Submitted by: Pat
Glasgow, Scotland
01/03/08
Email: harveybhoy@hotmail.co.uk
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Haven't seen Doris (Dori) Austin on for a wee while hope you are Ok out there in the USA and glad you are still going strong "ten quid" it must be Holmes sausages or Knotts dumpling that you were fed when you were young, or maybe it was "greasy Peters" chips and hot peas. Anyway glad to see you back on again.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinley (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
01/03/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Hi Folks, Does anyone remember the Tominey Family that lived at 438 Moffat Street, also the Peebles Family that lived at 450? I think they may have had a shop but I'm not sure. Any information about them would be good. I remember as a child there was a fight in Barney's Bar which was across the road from us. Think the Cumbie Gang might have been involved in it. What a pure, dead, brilliant site.

Submitted by: Phyllis
Perth, Scotland
01/03/08
Email: katietominey@hotmail.com
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Hi unknown wan yi made me laugh thinkin aboot o they argy bampots runnin aboot half daft on there horses roundin up the coos tae take them tae the knackers yard an sendin them back here thans fer yer answer also enjoy ten quids patter

Submitted by: Neil MacLean
Glasgow, Scotland
01/03/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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My name is john mulligan my sister is josephine we lived at 56 cavendish st looking for any old photos of cavendish st if anyone can help me please

Submitted by: John Mulligan
Glasgow, Scotland
01/03/08
Email: johnmulligan@talktalk.net
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I would like to thank family and friends of my brother Archie Birrell who died at Crosshouse hospital in Irvine for their kind phone calls. Archie was loved by everyone who know him and will be sorely missed by his family and friends. He was born in the Gorbals he would have been 81 years old on the 2nd May. Thanks again to everyone that have been in touch god bless.

Submitted by: Bridie Taylor
Irvine, Ayrshire
01/03/08
Email: b.talor7@btinternet.com
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Does anyone remember my dad Bobby Cameron from the Gorbals he will be age 66 this year?

Submitted by: Elizabeth
England
01/03/08
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Hi does anyone remember the portland dance hall the bottom of Abotsford Place the Marquee on Paisley rd? Joe Dollan Dickie Rock my favourite i came from Cavendish St. The Lynches, mccullochs, Muirs, Irvins, Warrens, McSporans, Shevlins, Mullhollands, Dalleys, Huttons, Glennys shop Mary Purries best sweet shop in gorbals great memories of the gorbals, Pauline.

Submitted by: Pauline Boyce
Glasgow, Scotland
29/02/08
Email: pauline.boyce@ntlworld.com
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FAO: Glasgow biddy, Hello dear, Thank you for your very nice wee message, and your story of where you got your name. I enjoy reading wee letters from people like yourself who talk my kinda talk, and not gibberish. Take care biddy. AGNES.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
29/02/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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To Tam Craig, Thank you for your message pal, its good to get a wee note that you can read without getting a headace, you are like a breath of fresh air. Kindest Regards Tam. Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
29/02/08
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FAO TEN QUID, I will take on board your comments, and your ideas. Then I will tell you what I have decided to do with them, I'm sure you will be really excited waiting for my answer. AGNES

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
29/02/08
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TO PROVE I DO HAVE A STRONG SCOTTISH SENSE OF HUMOUR HERE IS A WEE SCOTTISH JOKE: > What about the Scotsman who lost his testicles in a motorcycle accident? The surgeon re-attached them with Bostik.>

Submitted by: Auld Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, England
29/02/08
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Thank you Rita Moffat for info - good site, Mitchell Library! I lived one up, 302 Moffat St, opp Hamilton's milk. I am 62 now, young brother David 60. Went to St Francis, then Holyrood. Neighbours up same close or nearby- May Meechan, Ann Kerr, Mary Thomson, Ann Goldie, Agnes Ramsay. My cousins Jackie and Hughie Cameron went to Hayfield, lived next door to me, then moved to Mathieson St. Thanks again for you help, Anne Smith.

Submitted by: Anne Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
29/02/08
Email: gorbalsmithtouring-@yahoo.co.uk
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Rita, I lived with my Granny in Moffat Street during the first year of The War. She had the wee sweetie shop next to the Pend and Dick Barton's Pub Photo is available on The Mitchell Library web site). I had just started in St Francis Infant's School. I remember "The Reception House" although I had always remembered it as "The Orphanage" Ah wis five, whit wid Ah know? Geeza break! There was an occassion when a soldier came home on compassionate leave (Someone had tipped him off that his wife had a "Fancy Man"). She wouldn't open the door to him, so he placed the muzzle of his rifle against the single end door and fired. Across the road the matron of The reception House was taking her coat off. She had just placed her new hat on the table when a .303 bullet whipped it away. Fortunately the only damage was a hole in the new hat. There were Polis all over the place, but no one was injured. My 15 year old Auntie Cinny worked in that Pend at the time, and lost the tip of one of her fingers in a sausage making machine, so there must have been a meat business in the back of that Pend. I had a wee pal in the tenement to the left of The Reception House. His name was Haggerty, his father was a night watchman and had two huge Dalmations. The nearby TWOMAX factory was still intact at that time, the Germans hadn't blasted it yet.

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
29/02/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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FAO Gerry Gracie - your name sounds familiar. Did you go by a nickname? Who did you used to hang around with?

Submitted by: Tina Kerr (Shields)
Point Pleasant, USA
29/02/08
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Just read some of the Glesga jokes and thought of this auld Chick Murray one hope you enjoy it. Man walkin doon the street wi he's dug, bumps intae he's pal, and the pal ask him where he's goin, tae the Vets tae get the dug put doon, Pal asks is he mad and he says "Well he's no too pleased" Ha Ha always remember enjoy yer sel's Jimmy G

Submitted by: Jimmy G Sarnia
Ont, Canada
29/02/08
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I was born in 209 Camden St 1933. Trying to trace James Paton lived in Camden St moved to Calder St, then Kings Park. Had a son James and daughter Linda.

Submitted by: Jimmy Easson
Preston, England
29/02/08
Email: eassj@aol.com
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FAO Pat Holland, I knew Tam Marshall an i remember the night he jumped in the clyde, i was at greasy peters with Mick Strain, Wadgy, when we heard. I totally agree with all your comments, i have been saying the same things as you and being slaughtered by people who write in but cant be traced with their false emails. Thanks for making me feel better and someone out there is on the same wave length as myself. take care Big Tam

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Tollcross, Glasgow
29/02/08
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John Currie got the photo of u and the twins now i can remember yer dad n mum in ther uniform n yer dad im sure looked just like you glasses as well tall thin i know its more than 60yrs.ago but when i look at u i can see him am i remotely close? when u were in china were u a missionary? great too see a boy from the gorbals doing that kind of work john u and your family are the kind of people the world needs more of and i wish u and the family lots of love n happiness and may your god be with you ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
29/02/08
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Agnes if u learn ti read u could easily figure oot ma name instead of gettin yer nickers in a twist n am no gonna send yi an e-mail yi kin thro yer insults at me awe yi want but leave others oot o it yi could be a bloke fer awe a no n this scotchasie riten drives u crackers so come own gi cyberspace a gid ole beltin becuase when its awe said n done we are only talkin ti a screen so agie calm doon, relax enjoy life n thro yer computer oot the windi n keep a firm grip o it when yi do!

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
29/02/08
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Hi what a great site just wondered if anyone new me our my family i had a brother called andy who sadly passed away 17 years ago and ive got a sister alison stayed in stirlingfauld place, norfolk court, queen elizabeth square stayed in the gorbals from the 1970s to the 1990s. I lived with my gran and granda in stirlingfauld place, my uncle andra also stayed there if anyone rembers me or my family please get in touch. ps my mother alice bonnar still stays in the gorbals at eglinton court

Submitted by: Gerry Gracie
East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire
28/02/08
Email: gerrygracie@blueyonder.co.uk
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For Ann-Marie Coyne, I am 38 and went to Bosco also. I remember Marlene. What happened to her? Do you know any of my old friends Cathy Cunningham, Angie Corcoran or Claudette Alexander? I know the old tree you are talking about at Richmond park. I think it was called devils tree because it was so black and creepy looking. Did you know the Higgins twins?

Submitted by: Tina Kerr (Shields)
Point Pleasant, USA
28/02/08
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I amazed at the existance of this site, I once lived in Florence street, I am positive it has now gone, but I had many happy times there, as youngsters we all seemed to go around with over sized shoes and dirty faces, with a peace in jam in our hand. I remember one particular family the flannagans, they lived near Eglinton street, I believe it was called Peebles Street, there were eight children male and female in the one room sleeping together, it was tough in those days. As a boy we went to Rouken Glen or we would walk to the Glasgow green, that was particularly good at the "Fair fortnight" it was called the shows. Finding this site has poured back many memories of the poor Gorbals way of life, the kind people, who were always there for you, it was indeed a unique place to live, it was an exciting place to live, everyday was packed for me, after school, going for the messages! that was something, i had to carry pints of milk from the dairy and a couple of shopping bags from Curleys all at the same time, but Sat was special, going to the greens in the morning, then off to the Palace in the afternoon show with your entrance money being a "jellie jar" does anyone remember this? Sadly these days are gone but will live in my heart forever, finding this site has made my day truly happy, keep communicating and let the Gorbals live for ever, I hope you will permit me to drop in now and again, I would say this its nice to see people put their name at the end instead of nom de plumes, I am beginning to get my old Gorbals phrases out again, excuse me but Gorbals folk were always good and it would be nice to know who you are because who knows I might recognise you, this hopefully is not too long, I look forward with gentle excitement to seeing my letter in the great Gorbals site. My humble blessings to everyone. Father Peter Devlin.

Submitted by: Father Peter Devlin
Stirling, Scotland
28/02/08
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Alec Bowie Great jokes keep them comming. Had a wee giggle to my self when I read them and my grandson gave me funny looks and raised eyebrows. But it is good to keep them wondering if your sane or not. Hate, hate when the grandweans speak jist that we bit slower to you. I am neither daft not deaf! Cheers

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
28/02/08
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Anne Me again. Answered your last posting but forgot to mention that you will get a good photo of Moffat Street Reception House if you google VIRTUAL MITCHELL THEN GO IN TO MOFFAT STREET. IT WAS ALMOST STRAIGHT ACROSS FROM THE PEND-AND EVERYONE WAS TOLD IF THEY WERE BAD THE WOULD END UP IN THAT BUILDING. Very handsome white building with a wee garden to the front and railings all around. Spooked me a bit when I first saw the photo a couple of years back. Perhaps it was for children-maybe orphans?? Belonging to Glasgow Coporation? Anyone help here? You might think I am having you on with my name Moffat-my mother came from a large family of Moffats. So many in fact that the joke used to be that they named the street after us. Cheers Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
28/02/08
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Hi Anne from Moffat St. I am trying to place you. I was born in McNeil Street-one up. Directly above the Pig and Whistle. I am a lot older than you... I lived in 157 Moffat St and 147 Moffat St from around 1961 to 1969 That was first/2nd right if you walked around from Hayfield St. I have two boys- well hardly boys now! Their names are Jim Higgins and Paul Higgins. Both a year or two older than you and they went to Hayfield St School. Names I remember were the Shanklands, The Samsons, Pauline and Mary Ferguson May Mundy. Martin Hawkins; Lesley Hawkins; John, Robert and David Hawkins. The latter are all children of my cousins. Good Luck-hope people who knew you get in contact.

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
28/02/08
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To Alan Sangster Who are you you ask? well, only you can answer that. You are who you choose to be, regardless of where you were born, brought up or live now. So if you want to be Chinese, Irish, Scottish it is up to you. We are who we become. We all came from the same parents didn't we????

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
27/02/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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I've been trying to find my first love Donna McKenzie from the high flats in the south side, Donna was the most popular lass working in the Trading Post on the Clyde, last I heard she was married with a wee baby, back in the 90's, I often think of her and would love to know that she is doing well, please passs on my regards.

Submitted by: Thomas Devlin
Cumbernauld, Glasgow
27/02/08
Email: t.devlin199@btinternet.com
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Further to my entry on the 25th of feb. My brother archie birrell passed away peacefully on tuesday evening at crosshouse hospital irvine, may he rest in peace.

Submitted by: Alexander Birrell
Glasgow, South Lanarkshire
27/02/08
Email: axbirrell@gmail.com
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This if for Maureen Whyte. Isn't Geelong, Victoria in Australia, not the USA? I love geography and this does not look like a USA address. Just checked it out on Google and it confirms this message...

Submitted by: Gorbals Gal
USA
27/02/08
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Hi, Mates having 25th Anniversary soon. Does anyone have a picture of The Cleland Pub from way back then, thats where the lovebirds met and would be a nice surprise present. Just a copy is fine of course.

Submitted by: Paul
Kings Park, Glasgow
27/02/08
Email: paul@floak.com
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Hello Willie Hendry Chick Burkes wife here I will get touch shortly by e-mail still got your wedding photo

Submitted by: Rita Burke
Glasgow, Scotland
27/02/08
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Auld Glasgow Biddy SCOTTICISM means a doctrine=theory=system like Catholicism in the catholic church no bad fer an egnostic ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
27/02/08
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Neilly, Nae herm meant wisnae meanin' hygeine wis in doubt anywye whit would a know aboot meat? it either came oot a tin or wis aw scrunched up an' cawed mince, mind ye thinkin' aboot it kinda a long road fur a short cut sendin' a coo aw the wye fae here tae get chased aboot wi some guy on a cuddy throwin' ropes wi bloody big ba's on the end o' it at it, gie'n it the message, pappin' it on a boat then endin' up in Waddell St; in the soo side in the '40's come oan geese a break.

Submitted by: Anonymous
27/02/08
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FAO alan sangster so what if you were born in hong kong you were only there a couple of weeks. You are a scotsman alan remember a dog can be born in a stable it doesnt make it a horse good luck to you alan

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
26/02/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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Ive just read colins book it brought back memories and i enjoyed it but i feel i should clear up some of the things he is mistaken about firstly i went to bonnies five years before you and big scud was the deputy head not a teacher unless he got religated, also the shop was the shand not the shannie it was part of the ucbs [used cakes burnt scones] and the guy who threw himself in the clyde after giving his dole card to his bird saying im signing off was called tam marshal he was mixed race and came from florence street i know because i was there as i say i enjoyed the book but it came across to me like hearsay as if you were not really there but heard all this from other people but if your making money from it then fair play to you i just wish id thought of it good luck mate

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
26/02/08
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk
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Angela Coyne do you remember the witches pot it was near the devils tree it was some kind of big drain but us kids it looked like a big witches pot the tings we remember thats why i love this site it takes you back we thought richmond park was the counrty side and the ducksy pond was a loch pat

Submitted by: Pat Roberts
London, England
26/02/08
Email: patspark@hotmail.com
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The devils tree i remember it well does any buddy remember the wee boy that drowned and was brought out there by the police and benny the wee man in the boat what was bennys job? Sorry to bring bad memories to the site but its the first thing i thought when i heard mention of the devils tree. I think i was about 8 or 9 then 40 years ago hope to come back with some fun memories soon pat

Submitted by: Pat Roberts
London, England
26/02/08
Email: patspark@hotmail.com
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Just wondered if anyone on this board remembers Pat McConville who came from Moffat St.

Submitted by: Terri
Glasgow, Scotland
26/02/08
Email: terrimccue1@aol.com
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FAO: Agnes (Herrity) - Hi Agnes, my real name is Elizabeth and I have been called Biddy for generations! I call myself Auld Biddy as that's the nickname given by my grandfather and it's stuck. As far as Ten Quid is concerned, we are two completely different people with one thing in common - that is that we like to read the Queen's English! For Mick Connolly - nice to be nice and thank you for the comments. Good luck with your career and I do hope that you manage to keep a few youngsters on the straight and narrow!

Submitted by: Auld Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, England
26/02/08
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Alex bowie your jokes are worse than mine ha ha, i couldnt believe it, you still reading the sunday post? Scotsman wearin a kilt, an english punter lifts it up and says oh thats gruesome, jock says lift it again an it might growsomemere. Munro your a blether meet me in the toon see if you recognise me blind date i will be in central station every sat at 3 oclock having a pint Billy

Submitted by: B Malcolm
Easterhouse, Glasgow
26/02/08
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FAO Agnes herrity well done agnes i completely agree with you i have had similar probs with people imitating others cause they are cowardly, good luck agnes look forward to reading your mail in future Big Tam Craig

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Tollcross, Glasgow
26/02/08
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Bridie Heh you took me back a few hundred years! Dancing daft, I went to the Barrowland and the Locarno. Barrowland and Jivers corner-lundy hop and the BOOGIE.... wee short birlie skirt and flashing my white knickers. Oh it was sooo exciting the music the attention. Must have been the Panstick! The Locarno seemed a bit more sophisticated some how. The moonie a close up dance- wan two and then stoap. Spent ages starching all the petticoats for the sticky oot frocks. Butterflies in my belly when you were asked "wher is it ye stie then" A raised eyebrow from the would be lumber when it wiz too faur to walk.... Oh aye those were the days my friends-we realy did think they would never end. Wee Wummin Too

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
26/02/08
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Hi, im looking to here from anyone who new my dad willie whyte he was a boxer in the fifties he was also given a george medal in 1944. Thanks

Submitted by: Maureen O'Neil Whtye
Geelong Victoria, USA
26/02/08
Email: gizzmo-1@hotmail.com
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Hello All: Does anyone remember the pubs owned by John & Martha Deane in the 1920-1930's. Helping Granddaughter Martha track down her family. Thanks.

Submitted by: Jeanne Gale
Swansea MA, USA
25/02/08
Email: Jswanalke12@aol.com
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Just to let friends of my brother archie birrell know that he is seriously ill, and is in crosshouse hospital in irvine, he was born in the gorbals and moved to castemilk when he got married, he came back from usa, to stay in irvine, where his wife margaret died, so anybody who knows him i would appreciate if they would say a little prayer for him, thank you

Submitted by: Alexander Birrell
Glasgow, South Lanarkshire
25/02/08
Email: axbirrell@gmail.com
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2008-Feb-24th To: s.malone.26@btinternet.com

Hiya Sharon! I am a Liddell -- Lynne Margaret Liddell -- born April 24, 1948 in Toronto, Ontario (just for info, I use my middle name, Margaret, shortened to Meg). I am having a difficult time finding my roots, because my family became estranged from one another and my sister and I ended up in foster care at a young age. At that time, we were living in St. Catharines, Ontario, Canada. I am now almost 60, and thought it would be interesting to find out about our family. Anyway, my Dad was Harold Leonard Liddell, of Toronto Ontario, and his Mum Matilda Liddell. I'm not sure of her maiden name, but have a small Victorian vase that has been handed down to us with her name engraved in the glass Matilda and has Collingwood underneath her first name, so not sure whether it's the town of Collingwood, Ontario, Canada or her last name and the year 1917 engraved underneath Collingwood. We have almost no history of Matilda or her family, but remember meeting her half-sister, Jessie, or she could have been my Gran's stepsister (not sure which), and remember her well, when I was a little girl, about 10 years of age at the time leaving a fond impression. We're not sure where our Paternal Gran (Matilda) was born. We have no information on my Dad's father, a Liddell, and don't know his first name, and never met our Paternal grandad. All of our relatives have now passed over, and my sister and I are left. She is soon to be 59. My mother was born Kathleen Emma Marie Bowman, and her parents names were Hilda and Frank Bowman. They divorced in the '30's, and my Gran (Hilda) later married a man Frank Cox approximately 1940 or '41, and he adopted my my mother, and she then had a surname of Cox before she married my Dad, Harold Liddell, (known to everyone as Hal). My Maternal Gran, Hilda, family name was Lorenz. Both Maternal granparents are from Northern Ontario, Canada. I have a few old pictures of them all, from my parents' wedding day January 3, 1948. Other than that, not much information, and no other pictures. Kinda difficult, eh? when we're older now, and foster kids from the '60's, so long ago. And of course, many changes during our life journey, and have families of our own now. Thank you for your time, and wishing you "good luck" with your searches too. Sincerely, Meg Coyle (Liddell)

Submitted by: Meg Coyle (nee Liddell)
Vancouver, Canada
25/02/08
Email: meggie_lyn98@yahoo.com
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Three questions for Billy from Easterhouse....what happened to mars? you still got the spats shoes?....you could also drop me an email let me know how your doin!

Submitted by: Alan Munro
Glasgow, Scotland
24/02/08
Email: alangmunro@hotmail.com
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Would like to hear from anyone who worked in j.w.galloways factory in clelland street in the 60's and 70's neilly mac?

Submitted by: Neil MacLean
Glasgow, Scotland
24/02/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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In answer to anonymous holmes's sausages were as good as any sausage in glasgow at the time he could afford to sell cheap due to his turn over we all used to sit about with our rolls and sausage on a cold winters morning for breakfast. he also imported good argentine beef which was reared from good scottish stock we were visited by the health people and always passed with flying colors the shop was cleaned from top to bottom every night and it didn't seem to have done the unknown one any harm as he must be a fair old age. neilly the sausage boy

Submitted by: Neil MacLean
Glasgow, Scotland
24/02/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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Hi John tried emailing you no reply anyway the photo was sent onto me by my brother (320 lawmoor street) and it brought back memories we looked like Angels with dirty faces and we were the best dressed kids in the street. looking at the photo on the front row left is my younger brother Bobby he is looking my way he died not long ago, i am the one centre same row dark jumper on i remember some of kids Eddy Cain back row also i may be wrong with the first name but i thought it was Agnes Peever back row looks like she has an eye patch on i also think Padgy Gallagher is in it. what one are you in the photo i remember the games we used to play kick the can, rounders, jump the high dykes and and hide and seek in the dunny made my fist bogey orange box and roller skate and who did not have a lucky midden? Then there was the man who came round in the horse and cart shouting Who likes candy i think it was a penny a ride. Sorry but i dont know who took the photo All the best Johnny Boyle

Submitted by: Johnny Boyle
Sydney, Australia
24/02/08
Email: johnboyle45@optusnet.com
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.au Hi to all you of The Gorbals Clan Just a chance that someone might remember NABURN STREET and any GRANTS that lived there, My Maw - Alexandrina Grant was born in 1916 in the street and had a sister Mabel, my Granda was WILLIAM GRANT and my Grandmaw was IRISH (from Sligo). I know it was a long time ago but maybe there is someone with a an old memory of then. They lived there until the early fifties (before it was knocked down in 1955) but I have no information at all about them. My Maw was also known as INA and in her first marriage, married a RICHARD RAHNN (or RHANN) around about the 1930's who had some business venture in New Zealand but apart from that I know nothing else. MABEL married ALEC ROBINSON and moved to somewhere on the Crown Street Estate. Any help would be terrif and I know that Gorbals memories go back a long way. Jim Miller (AKA - Th' Wee English B'stard).

Submitted by: Jim Miller
Essex, England
23/02/08
Email: jimmiller74@blueyonder.co.uk
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To ten quid and all the gorbals mob...here is a list i picked up while researching on the internet For The Real Gorbals Story book..enjoy! "Back" - when someone says they will see you "at the back of five" they mean roughly 5.15. There is no equivalent "front of five" for 4.45! "Ball's up on the slates" - plans have come apart. "Bite someone's ear" - long before Mike Tyson, this phrase was used to describe speaking nicely to someone to gain a favour. "Blue nose" - not someone who is feeling the cold but a supporter of Rangers football club (whose main team colour is blue). "Body swerve" - means to dodge or avoid something as in "The wife wanted me to go to see her mother but I managed to give it a body swerve". "Bubble" - means to weep, as in "What are you bubbling for?" Sometimes used to describe some who is sulking as in "Stick, bubbly!" "Bucket" - a good quantity of alcohol, as in "Her husband takes a right bucket!" "Check" - to look, often with astonishment, as in "Check the new jacket!" "Chin" - used as a verb, it can mean to go to someone to complain (perhaps sticking your chin out in the process). "Click" - establish a relationship with the opposite sex, as in "Jimmy was the only one with a click after the jigging" ("jiggin" is dancing). "Close" - not the verb to shut but the open entrance-way and common stair to a block of flats (tenements in Glasgow). In Edinburgh, it is applied to a narrow lane or passage from the main street. The word can also be applied to weather which is warm and muggy. "Desperate" - if someone says they are "desperate" they are trying to tell you that they are in urgent need of the toilet! "Don't act it" - don't behave in a deliberately misleading way, as in "If he says he didnae ken about it, he's acting it!" "Dot" - means to go somewhere quickly as in "I'll just dot into the paper shop". "Drawing in" - as in "The nights are drawing in" means that the days are getting shorter and darkness is falling earlier as we head into autumn and winter. "Duster" - as in "he went his duster" meaning that he worked hard. "Hammer" - if someone asks you to "Give the TV the hammer" don't take it literally - they just want you to switch it off! "Heavy" - in a bar, you may hear someone ask for "A pint of heavy" which is a heavier beer than lager and is roughly equivalent to the English "bitter" beer. "Export" is an even stronger and darker beer. Although originally brewed for sale abroad, it is nowadays found on draught in most public houses. "Hems" - not the stitched edge of a cloth, but if you "put the hems on" someone you have forced them to behave or restrained them as in "He couldnae go tae the pub, his wife put the hems on him." "Hen" - not a farmyard animal but a friendly way of addressing a girl or a woman, often when you don't know their name. For example "Can ye tell me when the next bus will be, hen?" "Jag" - in addition to the usual meaning of pierce, the word also can mean an injection as in "The doctor gave the kid a jag." Not to be confused with "The Jags" who are the Partick Thistle football (soccer) club. "Jotters" - not a school writing book but a worker's employment documentation which has come to mean the sack, as in "Ah goat ma jotters and signed on at the burroo" (the employment exchange). "Keys" - when said with thumbs raised, this is the traditional way in which children withdraw temporarily from a game, as in "I'm keys!" "Kilt" - if you hear someone in Glasgow say that "Ah wis nearly kilt" it has nothing to do with Highland dress but is the local pronunciation for "killed". "Knock" - a euphemism for stealing as in "Hughie knocked a motor car." "Lend" - no borrowing involved here. If you "take a lend" of someone you take advantage of their gullibility. "Lose the rag" - can mean to lose your temper. "Mask" - to "mask the tea" is not to hide it but to wait until it has infused. "Messages" - if someone is "going the messages" they are going to the local shops. "Mince" - while finely chopped minced beef is a popular dish in Scotland the word has also come to mean rubbish or nonsense as in "He was talking a load of mince." and someone who is as "thick as mince" is extremely stupid. "Miss yourself" - you missed having a good time as in "You missed yourself last night - we all got blootered." ("blootered" means "drunk"). "On the bell" - when someone says that they are "On the bell" or "It's my bell" it means that they acknowledging that it is their turn to buy the drinks. "On the Panel" - absent from work. The "panel" is also a Scots legal term meaning the accused in a criminal trial. "Piece" - a sandwich, which could be the classic "jeely piece" of bread and jam. "Plank" - nothing to do with wood, but if you plank something, you hide it somewhere safe so that it can be used at a later time. "Refreshment" - a well known euphemism for any alcoholic drink. It's like "Sauchiehall Street" - it is very busy (as in this Glasgow street, before the days of pedestrianisation). "Special" - used to describe a strong beer as in "McEwan's Special" "Scratcher" - another name for a bed as in "I couldnae get oot ma scratcher." "Shed" - the side or middle parting of the hair as in "Is my shed straight?" "Shy" - the throw-in from the touchline in a game of football (soccer). "Steaming" - one of the (many) words to describe someone who is drunk. "Supper" - not a meal at the end of the day but anything served with chipped potatoes in a fish and chip shop is a "supper". So haggis and chips served at lunchtime is a "Haggis supper." "Tank" - to beat the other team soundly as in "Scotland tanked Spain 48-0 in the rugby game today." "Waste of space" - describes someone who is proving to be worthless or useless. "Well on" - what happens when you have imbibed too much "refreshment" and become a bit drunk. "Winch" - this word is used to describe a romantic involvement with someone, as in "Are ye winchin?" The origins of this word come from "wench", the old fashioned word for woman.

Submitted by: The Real Colin MacFarlane
Glasgow & Ponty, UK
23/02/08
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com
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FAO John Currie thanx for the great photo of awe the weans at 320 lawmoor st. 2 o them were my young brothers the youngest one died 2 years ago the older one is here in oz n doin well i will respond by e-mail to u with some of my photos awera best and thanx a million it brought back great memories of were i came from and were i am now in life n i wonder honestly which is the best being young without a care in the world or gettin on n worryin about your own young. i think that photo gave me the true answer kay-sa-ra-sa-ra what has been has been - what will be will be! ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
23/02/08
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Hi Colin and Ten Quid, as to Glasgow Sayings, my mother and Grannie were the wee champs with phrases like 'fur coat and nae drawers' meaning they were all show, 'Wid ye look at the time 10 o'cloak an' no a wean waashed' meaning running late, 'Dae ye waant a photie?' meaning you're staring at me, or'Dis yer mammy know ye're oot?' meaning You're jist a wean. and so many more.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie Melbourne, Australia 23/02/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au To Wee Wummin who likes the Glesca Jokes While being interviewed for a job as a bus driver, a guy is asked: "What would you do if you had a rowdy passenger?" "I'd put him off at the next stop," he says. "Good. And what would you do if you couldn't get the fare?" "I'd take the first two weeks in August," he replies. Guy walks into bakers. " Is that an Apple Tart in the windae or a Meringue" Baker says " Naw ye wir right the first time.......It`s an Apple Tart. Two Glesca guys speaking at the time of second world war. " Jimmy whit wid you dae if the Germans bombed doon Sauchiehall st". " Oh quite simple Wullie......Ah wid bomb doon Hope st.".. Alex

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland
22/02/08
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FAO 10 Quid. This is Agnes here. I would like to tell you, I have never or ever will send a message to the Gorbals site under another name, so don't take my name in vain by saying I might be Auld Biddy. I have no reason not to put my name to any letters I write. The one person who seems to be scared to put there real name and the end of there messages is you. I am not one of the people who hang by your every word, and believe all you say, not a chance. AGNES.

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
22/02/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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To I. Cleary: Just saw your recent post and perhaps you can help. A friends of mine's parents: John and Martha Deane ran 2 pubs in the Gorbals, until 1930, He was originally from Ireland, but moved to 241 Calder St. Is there any old info out there on Pubs and who ran them? Thank you, Jeannie

Submitted by: Jeanne Gale
Swansea MA, USA
22/02/08
Email: Jswanlake12@aol.com
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My dad and mum were in the army and were stationed in Hong Kong, 9 weeks later I was taken to Scotland right into the gorbals where I was brought up for 18 years, I left and have stayed in Dublin ever since, no jokes please but I was born in Hong Kong, I dont have slanted eyes!! What am I? a gorbals man, chinese, irish, I have been in Dublin 34 years, my parents were from the Calton, Some will say I am chinese because I was born there, anyone got the real answer? On my passport I have British citizen, please dont say I am what I am or I am what I want to be, come on your gorbalites tell me. Alan

Submitted by: Alan Sangster
Dublin, Ireland
22/02/08
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A Munro - what happened to you old mate, I would like to meet up with you, do you ever go into the toon, I do on Sat mornings yer old mate Billy.

Submitted by: B Malcolm
Easterhouse, Glasgow
22/02/08
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Just found this site - great memories! I was born in Moffat St and lived there until 1963. Was always told if I didn't behave I would be put in a home, like the Reception House across the road. Does anyone remember anything about this place?

Submitted by: Anne
Glasgow, Scotland
21/02/08
Email: gorbalsmithtouring-@yahoo.co.uk
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Thanks to 'Auld Glasgow Biddy' for your encouragement after that post I put on for young Ryan. As I said I wasn't too sure whether to put it on but am glad I did. So thanks again and glad to read that you have done well in your life too. Great to see the site getting a bit more cheery again. Hello to my big sister Margaret Connolly from me Karen and the boys.

Submitted by: Mick Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
21/02/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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Does anyone remember the big tree just by the bowling club at richmond park? Think we called it the Devils Tree, everyone spat on it when they walked past, does anyone know why this came about??

Submitted by: Angela Coyne
Glasgow, Scotland
21/02/08
Email: dizzyangie@hotmail.co.uk
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To Anne Marie Ridge, i am 37, went to St Lukes then St Francis and Bosco, I knew Angela and Marleine, we went to Tracys Dancing at the same time, Marleine died a few years ago, think Angela is married with kids now. I remember Mr Kenney, got the belt a few times from him, and Mrs Gerard, and do you remember Mrs Judge?? she was an old alky and pure evil.

Submitted by: Angela Coyne
Glasgow, Scotland
21/02/08
Email: dizzyangie@hotmail.co.uk
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To view the picture mentioned in my previous email the correct name of the site is flickr.com Search for johncurrie88 and hopefully there you will find a folder named childhood. My apologies for my lack of computer savvy. If you still have no luck drop me an email and I will send you a low res copy. John

Submitted by: John Currie
Geneva, Switzerland
21/02/08
Email: 2jojncurrie@gmail.com
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Auld Glasgow Biddy or agnes if u hiv changed yer name again thanx fer readin ma inelgible posts even the wans u underston but if the paragraph wis too much fer yer head jist let it fly on bye like i say ti u bye bye ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
21/02/08
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COL i knew 3 of them wans only because u repeated them! arent u a lucky boy awe the free advertising u are getting long may it continue! some folk just dont know any advert is a good advert when it comes ti readin ther noses get a bit out of joint n they jist hivti buy a copy i even got ma moth eaten wallet out n sent for ma copy read it 3 times in hospital after that last post whos game ti say yer no a true scot gorbalonian same thing! ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
21/02/08
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Hi, I was just wondering if anyone know's my old boyfriend, Bert MC Kinnley, we were great friends, would love to hear from him many years ago in Easterhouse. I was born in the Gorbal's in 1948, 80 Kidson St. My ma and family moved to Easterhouse, I maybe was 12 years old then. I wish I had married wee Bert, I think of him often. I moved to the USA in 1970. I was in Scotland a few years ago for a short time, and it was so great to be with my big brother and sisters. Many tks.

Submitted by: Betty Fennell
Kings Mountain, USA
20/02/08
Email: efennell@carolina.rr.com
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I remember going to baraland and waiting to be asked for a dance my freinds would wait for a guy to ask are you dancing? The girls would answer no its just the way im standing, or if we were at the seating area they would get there own back by asking are you dancing and if you said yes they would say good ill have your seat. The gorbals was my hometown right on the gorbals cross and i miss it a lot but what i like most off all your great memories its something that stays with you. To all you lovely gorbals people and everyone who uses this page lots of luck and good health

Submitted by: Bridie
Irvine, Ayrshire
20/02/08
Email: b.taylor8@btinternet.com
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Just to show no hard feelings Ten Quid - how about a wee joke? A Glasgow woman goes to the dentist and settles down in the chair. 'Comfy?' asks the dentist. 'Govan,' she replies. Good luck with your recuperation!

Submitted by: Auld Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, England
20/02/08
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Correction on the wee bit about the Glasgow map (05/02/08) I stated that South Portland St. became Moffat St. This is incorrect, South York St became Moffat St. Sorry about that, I suppose yese were a' lyin awake at night wonderin'

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
20/02/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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Somebody asked recently what songs I was influenced by and I was thinking about Matt McGin...he wrote brilliant GLasgow songs like Bingo Bella and... I was Born Ten Thousand Years ago...also the very emotional (i think it's called) Magic Shadow Show..they're on his Two Heided Man Album or Greatest Hits and if you are far away from Scotland they will soon get your emotions going. (Music Scotland has them in stock) also have a listen to the Gorbals very own Alex Harvey...especially when he sings "Framed" and does it in a brilliant Gorbals accent! Frankie Miller is another Glasgow guy to listen to.. as is a new young guy called Paolo Nutini who is going to be a superstar...although from Paisley he sings in a brilliant Glasgow accent..listen to his song Rewind...great! col

Submitted by: Colin MacFarlane
Glasgow and Ponty, UK
20/02/08
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com
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Enjoying your site very much. I had an email from a gentleman called Boyle or Doyle in Australia or NZ, but my husband (he's from Toonheid) accidentally deleted it before I could reply, so my apologies to him. Isabel Nimmo

Submitted by: Isobel Nimmo
Falkirk, Scotland
19/02/08
Email: isabel.nimmo@blueyonder.co.uk
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Andrea, Big dose o' Macdonalds came frae 388 Lawmoor St. don't suppose this will mean much but will mibbe kindle somethin'?

Submitted by: Anonymous
19/02/08
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Does anyone know what happened to the edgars QE flats?

Submitted by: Molly Burns
Canada
19/02/08
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To Amelia - Yes you are right, it is disgrace what the have done to Oatlands. Wiped out a whole community, tore down all the lovely red sandstone buildings. then left empty spaces for years. Stole the park-right where the sauny pon used to be to build private housing. I remember well the lovely flower beds facing on to Rutherglen road. But the ducksie still exists. Now there was a bit of a Gorbals joke. I never did see anything else but swans there when I was a kid. Folks will remember the fishing for the baggie minnies. A Gorbals sport! A wee bamboo fishing net and jeely jar with string wound around to make a handle. Still visit the ducksie with my grandchildren. Some days the men take out there wee boats to sale as they have done for a long time. Members of my family have visited the park for about 90 years. Cheers all

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
18/02/08
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To Ten Quid - Yup I remember some of those sayings. "It'll no be that in the morning" As a kid this used to confuse me. Still does "Are you talking to me, chewing a brick or digesting a building?" I think that was meant as the height of sarcasm. Come on folks keep the pot boiling-what is your favourites?

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
18/02/08
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Thanx to all who wished me gid health n i kin assure u all it will take more than a quad by-pass to take me out more like a crackin gid nite wi a gid lookin lass say like ma wee wife betty n im no a crawler jist a wee tadd feert o her n her blunt scissors! remember the red bellied black snake? she also has tweezers! ten quid

Submitted by: Ten
Quid
18/02/08
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Webmaster Note: FAO T Craig - Can you please contact me directly regarding your previous posting? I would be interested to know how Yahoo were able to disclose this information.

Submitted by: Webmaster
17/02/08
Email: webmaster@gsera.org.uk
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I have had a few letters on this site from friends and from people knowing my family, which makes this site worthwhile, I truly love the humour and it has brought me enjoyment. For all the good genuine people on this site I say thank you, alas I have discovered that there is some not so genuine, I was sent several letters on the site which were not so nice, I am thick skinned and took it on the chin, but I am sure in my heart I did no wrong other than voice my opinion. I decided to send friendly e-mails to the characters, Haryyman, Jmcdonald, babycumbie,and so on, and discovered there were no such persons I contacted their e-mail company Yahoo and found these people were made up, maybe you can all try this to prove I am correct, its very sad, as I love this site. If you wish to know I can provide you through information from Yahoo who has been doing this, I write this to keep this site good we dont need people doing this. Please lets carry on making this the best site. Big Tam Craig

Submitted by: T Craig
Tollcross, Glasgow
17/02/08
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I have a picture I would like to share taken around 1952/3. at 320 lawmoor st. I know nothing of it's history, only that I am in it. I spent the first 5 years of my life in the Gorbals and am curious to know if anyone else has a copy of this picture and how it came to be take and by whom. The picture can be viewed on flicker at (all one word) johncurrie88

Submitted by: John Currie
Geneva, Switzerland
17/02/08
Email: 2johncurrie@gmail.com
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gorbals,,,,,,,,till i die, ha!ha! best years of my life,,,,,St.lukes boys guild, St.johns, Holyrood, 1958-1974

Submitted by: Billy Finlay
Glasgow, Scotland
16/02/08
Email: billyeff2003@yahoo.co.uk
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FAO Babycumbie tried your email but it says you dont have an account there? I was born in Calder street, now live in Allison St, went to Strathbungo, worked in insurance, went to uni studied Law, worked in the Home Office, back in Insurance I have been round the clock and I am real and entitled to my opinion, as an educated person.

Submitted by: I Cleary
Govanhill, Glasgow
16/02/08
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Good day Mr. Ten Quid. Read your most recent anecdote and actually enjoyed reading your comments as they were the most legible you have written on this forum! I am extremely proud of my birth place and upbringing, but I repeat, I do not need to write with a Glasgwegian accent to be recognised as Scottish! If I had a pound or a dollar for each time I've been told I have a lovely accent, I would be a millionaire. Incidentally, what exactly is Scotticism?

Submitted by: Auld Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, England
16/02/08
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To Ten Quid...you are absolutely right...here are some phrases you might just remember. col "He looks like a half shut knife" - describing someone who looks depressed. "Am Ah right, am Ah wrang" - literally "Am I right or am I wrong" but usually said in a rhetorical fashion which is really expecting agreement. "Punny eccy" - used by school children to describe a punishment exercise or written piece of work for wrong-doing in class. "Polomint city" - the slang name for East Kilbride, one of the first "new towns" built outside of Glasgow. The planners provided many, many traffic roundabouts - which looked like a well known circular, mint "sweetie" "Hameldaeme" - at first sight, not a phrase, but pronounce it more slowly and you will see/hear it stands for "Hame will do me" - once a popular response to the question "where are you going for your summer holidays?" before half of Scotland went to Spain for their holidays (sorry, "vacation"). "Mak a kirk or a mill o' it" - make a kirk/church or a mill of it, or "the choice is yours". "Steps and stairs" - a large family, evenly spaced out, so that when a family photo is taken with the children sequenced by age, they look like a set of stairs. "Doon the Dee on a digestive" - this is the Abedonian equivalent of "Do you think I came up the River Clyde on a banana boat?" in other words, do you think I'm daft? "Auld claes and cauld porritch" - when you are out of money, particularly after spending a lot on Christmas or a holiday, it's back to basics with "old clothes and cold porridge". "Days here and there" - people who could not afford to go away on their summer holiday/vacation would often have odd days here and there. "Dinna droon the miller" - don't put too much water in the whisky (the miller being the supplier of the grain which went in the whisky). "By-the-way" - Billy Connolly has made this Glaswegian addendum to sentences well known around the world. "That wis a right stupid thing tae dae, by-the-way" or indeed any other comment or observation can have this phrase added to it. So much so that other parts of Scotland sometimes refer to Glaswegians as "By-the-ways." "Furryboots are ye fae?" - this is an Aberdonian phrase, by-the-way. Translated, it means "Where abouts are you from?" It is so identified with Aberdeen that Aberdonians have been known to be called "Furryboots." "Keep a calm sooch" - the 'ch' in sooch is pronounced as in 'loch' and the word "sooch" means "wind". So the phrase is used to encourage someone to keep calm or hold their tongue. "Away in a dwalm" - a 'dwalm' is a daydream so someone who is away in a dwalm is certainly not concentrating on the job in hand! "He's awa on the ran-dan" - having a riotous night out on the town. "Twa bubbles aff the centre" - derived from the bubbles on a spirit level, someone who is "twa bubbles aff the centre" is regarded as a bit simple or stupid. "He wis fairly gaun his dinger" - he lost his temper "Ahm spewin' feathers" - I'm very thirsty "He's goat mair degrees than a thermometer" - he's very clever (and has the "varsity" or university degrees to prove it) "You're at yer auntie's hoose" - help yourself and tuck in "Whit are ye mollachin aboot" - why are you wandering about aimlessly? Said to derive in the North-East of Scotland from the mole, the animal whose mole-hills pop up in random places. "Haud up yer heid like a thistle" - hold up your head like a thistle - and be a proud Scot! "Ah couldnae care a docken" - although a docken (a broad-leaved weed) is useful for reducing the effect of stinging nettles, anything which is "nae worth a docken" is said to be worthless. "It's not worth a tinker's curse" is another phrase describing something which is of no value. "A tongue that would clip clouts" - literally speech which would leave a cloth in tatters, describes someone who is very abrasive and gives a good account of themselves in an arguement. "Awa ye go" - not really telling someone to go away but used to register disbelief. "Hale jing bang" - everything, the whole lot. "A fly cup of tea" - in this case "fly" means illicit or surreptitious. On the other hand, if you are "fly for" someone, you are too wise to be taken in by them. Occasionally, the word reverts to its meaning as an insect as in "Let that fly stick tae the wa'" - say no more about a topic. "There's aye a something" - a phrase which is frequently used in the North-East and indicates an acceptance of adversity. Recount a catalogue of disasters and tragedy to someone in that part of Scotland and a response of "There's aye a something" is quite likely. "He wis fairly gaun his dinger" - he lost his temper "Ahm spewin' feathers" - I'm very thirsty "He's goat mair degrees than a thermometer" - he's very clever (and has the "varsity" or university degrees to prove it) "You're at yer auntie's hoose" - help yourself and tuck in "Whit are ye mollachin aboot" - why are you wandering about aimlessly? Said to derive in the North-East of Scotland from the mole, the animal whose mole-hills pop up in random places.

Submitted by: Colin MacFarlane
Glasgow and Ponty, UK
16/02/08
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com
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Hi, John Hoskie, yes I knew all the Johnstones. There was May, Nan, Betty, Margaret Billy, Terry & George. Nanny was my Mother's friend and her husband was Alex who worked for Robert Maxwell Hauliers. Raymond was young Nan's son their surname was Flexney. I was born in 247 in the close (well it was really the back shop). We moved to 211 when my granny Died she was Big Lizzies friend. We lost touch with the Jonstones after Nanny died they all moved to Toryglen and Margaret moved to Irvine with the overspill. I saw Billy once when he worked for Howard Bedding that must be 25 yrs ago but nothing since. You could try the phone book as Flexney is an unusual name and now that I think of May had a son called Raymond too their name was polish I think ZYBILOVITCH spelling may not be great but I hope this helps cheers Nan

Submitted by: Nan Cameron (Bell)
Glasgow, Scotland
15/02/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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When I was a wee boy at the start of WWII, my mother used to take me to the clinic near Eginton Toll to collect my bottle of concentrated orange juice. It was so thick it would hardly come out of the bottle. I know it seems a daft thing to recall, but I find myself trying to remember exactly where that clinic was. If you were going into town from the direction of the Plaza it was one or two streets beyond the Toll on the left, then you went round the back. The building itself was grey (but what wasn't?) and inside it looked like a large church hall with everyone milling around. Anyone else remember this?

Submitted by: Bobby
Glasgow, Scotland
15/02/08
Email: rodger@anshiro.com
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I was wondering if anyone out there remembers John McDonald from 345 Lawmoor Street? John was born 1909 and had 2 sisters, i'm trying to find out if he stayed in Glasgow or moved to London. i'm also trying to find out who he was married to. Thanks in advance to anyone who can help.

Submitted by: Andrea
Canada
15/02/08
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HAIL SCOTTICISMS - The question we are being asked to consider is, "Should we teach Scots in the English class?" I would like to turn it round and ask, "What should we teach in the language class?" The area of education we are talking about relates to imparting skill in reading, writing, talking and listening. Obviously this should relate to the language or languages used by the pupils in every aspect of their everyday lives. To try to pretend that, in Scotland, this involves only English is completely out of keeping with the facts. Most Scots children, in common with most Scots people, are bilingual, for we have more than one language at our disposal and most of us make use of this. Some of us speak Scots and English, others, Gaelic and English; I also know of some who can speak all three; there are those who speak Scots and Urdu or Scots and Punjabi, or Scots and Chinese; even English incomers find their children picking up Scots, along with their English. Of course there are the Scots who fondly imagine they speak nothing but English, but whose speech is riddled with what used to be called Scotticisms, which nearly two centuries of sustained campaigning have failed to eradicate. Of course many people speak Scots badly, because no one has ever taught them how to speak it well. That seems to me to be a fairly good reason for including it in the curriculum. so to the folk who say they dont like the way we right n talk feel free too add your own scotticisms yourselves--yer bums oot thu windea==telling lies-cum own git aff==are u coming on or are u getting off? iv keeched masel==i may have done a jobby!noo go fur it==now u try it! ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
15/02/08
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Can anyone remember anything about my dad tommy traynor his dad had the furniture shop in the gorbals?

Submitted by: Martin Traynor
Glasgow, Scotland
14/02/08
Email: mtelectrical@blueyonder.co.uk
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About my late mothers family the mcavoys. Her name was Beatrice, sisters margaret, isa and Mary. Brothers patrick, neilly all of them gone now.

Submitted by: Patrick McAdam
Glasgow, Scotland
14/02/08
Email: p1950@hotmail.com
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What a great site. To colin mac farlane i enjoyed it well done it is great to see a gorbals boy doing well for himself hope to see the movie! Went to st francis then bonnies in 59 i remember big scud miss mcdonald i lived with my granny at 98 nicolson st we lived facing the bond. A lot of happy memories in that street hi to mick karen and boys.

Submitted by: Margaret Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
14/02/08
Email: maggie3007@hotmail.co.uk
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Fao of any ex-pats who are missing their square sausage here is a recipe for you if you wish to make it Ingredients: 2 lbs Ground/minced Beef 2 lbs Ground Pork 3 Cups Fine Bread Crumbs 2 tsp Pepper 2 tsp Nutmeg 3 tsp Coriander 3 tsp Salt 1 Cup of water. Method: The beef and pork should not be too lean or the sausage may be too dry. Mix really well by hand then place in an oblong pan about 10" x 4" x 3". You might need two pans. Place in the freezer for a little while till it's just starting to set. Remove it and cut them to the thicknes you like and put them into freezer bags and put them back in the freezer. When required, defrost and fry in a little fat or oil until brown and cooked through. Cheers Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
14/02/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Nan (Bell) Cameron, thanks for your help. Billy and Terry Johnson lived in 247 Thistle Street, they had a sister Maggie, and Betty, Yes your right about Jock Weir he was Mae Obagies boyfriend. Did you remember Raymond he was ages with me, do you know if any of them are still about? I met Billy about ten or so year ago in Govanhill, his mum was Nanny Johnson. Any news about the folk around 247 would be appreciated, did you live there? Thanks John

Submitted by: John Hoskie
Preston, England
14/02/08
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Can anyone help im trying to trace any family of my late father william clark i know he lived at sometime in the gorbals but was born in maryhill 1934. He had a sister mary clark born 1933 a nephew alistair b1959c and a neice alison b1967c i also know at sometime he drove trams in glasgow any help would be great thanks

Submitted by: Tina
Stirling, Scotland
14/02/08
Email: t.clark13@btinternet.com
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Can anyone help im trying to trace any family of my late father william clark i know he lived at sometime in the gorbals but was born in maryhill 1934. He had a sister mary clark born 1933 a nephew alistair b1959c and a neice alison b1967c i also know at sometime he drove trams in glasgow any help would be great thanks

Submitted by: Tina
Stirling, Scotland
14/02/08
Email: t.clark13@btinternet.com
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Would anyone know of a Jessie Daly born in the Gorbols in 1939? I think they lived in Adelphi St. We were great childhood pals and I would love to know how she is. Jean McGowan

Submitted by: Jean McGowan
Melbourne, Australia
13/02/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Holmes the butchers? geez you're no feirt boy admittin' ye worked there ah mind they opened their shop doon in Waddell St queues for miles aye noo we know who tae blame fur them sausages wis some stuff they selt still ye get whit ye pey fur an we're aw still here!

Submitted by: Anonymous
13/02/08
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Hi Doris you wouldn't know the oatlands if you came home. They have taken part of Richmond park away to build houses the part nearest McNeil St/Waterside St. I always thought that the parks in Glasgow belonged to the people of Glasgow. When I pass it on the bus I could greet as many a day I passed taking my children there. All the houses are nearly all away in the oatlands and the buses now do a detour up Polmadie road right up to where the BOC was and then down to where "Bonnies" was and then onto Caledonia Rd. I also ran about Charleys the cafe but I think I am a bit older than you. We used to run about with Tam Riley, Tommy O'Brien, Joe Mulligan, Jerry McKinlay whom I married. Do you remember Hugh McAdam who used to take photos of us all he came from Commercial Road. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
13/02/08
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Hello again to you all, i am still searching for information on my grandad who was Patrick James Boyle born in 1908 in Glasgow. Parents were Francis Boyle And Rose Montford. My grandad died on the 6 May 1946 at 10 1/2 Eglington st Gorbals, he was married to Mary Ann Kilkie and other address i have for them are 4 Roukenburn St Thornliebank around 1933 and 132 South Portland St around 1938-9. This is the only information i have on my grandad, i never even seen a photo of him. So please will you all have a long think and see if you have any recollection of this family as they just cannot dissapear. Thanks to you all....Tommy Boyle

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
13/02/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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I am looking for the Miller Family.. Andrew and Annie nee Downie, my grandmother was born in Errol St, Glasgow in 1923, which Parish, School would be close to this address at that time? Anyone that has information on the Miller Family please contact me. Andrew and Annie were married in Gorbals in 1913. Andrew was a Glass/Bottle Blower by trade Andrew and Annie had children (Girls) Annie, Jean Elizbeth known as betty, (boys) Andrew and Jackie.

Submitted by: Charmaine
Mackay, Australia
13/02/08
Email: charming2@optusnet.com
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.au I am trying to find information on my brother Hugh Gallacher from salisbury street he died 29 january we lost touch but we were told to late that he was sick and by that time it was too late to help.

Submitted by: May
Glasgow, Scotland
13/02/08
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Hi to Mick Connolly. Mick, I too "ran with gangs" along with my boyfriend for a wee while before we married and had a beautiful family. Although ashamed of this fact, I have not let it run my life and neither did my first husband. Your advice to Ryan is clear and strong and I hope he reads the message we are giving him. There is no glory in gangs, only lonlieness and death. Good luck to you for turning your life around and for the work you are doing now! Auld Glasgow Biddy.

Submitted by: Auld Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, England
12/02/08
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Hello Tina ah think am a tad ahead of you in years, but I did go to St Bonaventures but was out of school around let me see would it be early fifties I have lived in New Jersey Kearny to be exact then down the shore to Altantic highlands, family still all there. In our close, we had the martins three brother, the kellys, the currans rankin oh and Bislands then there was the Boles, the Steels, Boydes thats about as many as I can remember. but I think it might be a wee bit before your time.,oh and thanks for asking. Did anyone ever try to make the dumpling cake I sent in? So nice to meet you Tina Doris

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, USA
12/02/08
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F.A.O Tam Craig (Craigie) Yes I knew your gran in as much as a kid knew anyone who was older than with lots of RESPECT You knew my Brother Aly McLeod Who passed away a couple of years ago Do you know what happened to the Campbells? I've been In South Africa for 30 years came back to the U.K. 6 years ago thats why this site is such a grrrrrrrreat place to be brings back such wonderful memories I love the patter thanks everyone

Submitted by: Isabella Henriques
Rotherham, England
12/02/08
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F.A.O John Hoskie, Lizzie Baillie was not Jock Weir's aunt he was lizzie's daughter May's Boyfriend and was it 247 Thistle St the Johnstone's lived? if so she was Billy and Terry's aunt.

Submitted by: Nan Cameron (Bell)
Glasgow, Scotland
12/02/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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My name is Mary Heaney nee Rae, I was born in 176 Rutherglen Road, but I was brought up in Pollock, I have two sister's Jean and Anne, I also have three brother's Billy George and Alex, we are all over the world now.

Submitted by: Heaney
Glasgow, Scotland
11/02/08
Email: heaney1888@hotmail.co.uk
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For Doris McIntyre - 9 Snowdon Street was the tenements beside Waterside Street. What were some of the names of the people who lived in your close? What school did you go to and what years?

Submitted by: Tina Kerr (Shields)
Point Pleasant NJ, USA
11/02/08
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FAO Tam You can contact me at glasgow university.

Submitted by: J.McDonald
Glasgow, Scotland
11/02/08
Email: j.mcdonald@yahoo.co.uk
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Any workers fae r.a. homes butchers in lawmoor st in the 50s an mid 60s still kickin about; Mima caldwell, lucy reed, driver nicknamed simba, willie cranston, john mccafferty, pat mcconville etc. We were a cheery bunch i was a sausage boy at that time we worked hard but had a lot o fun hopin tae hear fae any o the old team neilly mac.

Submitted by: Neil MacLean
Glasgow, Scotland
10/02/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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Hi again, still trying to catch up with anyone who was 'up oor close' in 380 Rutherglen Rd. Creamers, Bonnar's, McCormack's, Bell's during the 30's early 40's?

Submitted by: Jean Fairie M
elbourne, Australia
10/02/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Hi willie, young matt here. Just to let you know rita and all the family are fine. Do you know chic, alec and my dad all passed away? James rodden and james foley are still going strong. All the best, matt

Submitted by: Matt Burke
Glasgow, Scotland
09/02/08
Email: d.burke72@yahoo.co.uk
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Tam Craig were you once or are still the same tam who was married to a rita mcnair?

Submitted by: Myra
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
09/02/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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For Tina in N Jersey we lived in 2 Snowdon st but ah cannie remember were 9 was, would that be in the Corporation hooses or the auld hooses going up ti Rutherglen rd? Your name sounds familiar, but at this age lucky if ah remember ma ain hauf the time. Hey wee wummin terrible when people take life to serious and you off course no we have to expect it, once you say some thing there is always someone who will take it, disect it no matter whit yi say! Oh and gled yi stull hiv yir coman sense. Ten Quid gled that you are feeling okey but ah no yir no a huner percent, this shyte takes a lot oot o yi. Artie says happy to hear yir still around `AND A BIG HELLO TO EVERYONE OOT THERE AND RYAN YOU GET A GRIP AND GET OAN WI IT. DAM

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre (aka Austin)
Slo, USA
09/02/08
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To young Ryan who spoke about the gangs, the Cumbie and collecting scars. You know Ryan I resisted writing this for a while but then gave in. I too was a bit like you in the late sixties and early seventies. We lived in waddell Court right next to the Clyde. So that meant that we were the first stop for many of the Gangs from the Calton and north of the city. The Tongs and the San Toi to name just two. I was caught up with it and was involved in many tussles with them. Then there was the booze and the drugs to contend with. My auld Da told me one time it saddened him to see so many young boys with scars on their faces he said it was never that bad even when he was a boy. Someone once said that it isn't the guy with the scars you need to worry about it is the guy who gave them the scars you need to watch out for. So there is no honour in having scars. Having been caught up in it for years and being in and having to take enforced holidays at her Majesties holiday lodges from time to time I decided that the only way for me to survive was to get out of it all. That was what I did and now work with young people caught up in drugs and gangs. It's brilliant to walk up the street without having to look over your shoulder all the time. Great to have a decent house and garden and a family to fill it. I left school without any qualifications but am able to support a family and buy them a decent house to live in. I know about loyalty and all that Ryan but all the guys I was loyal too are dead all of them taken by drugs. Most of them were very well known in the Gorbals but now they are a distant memory. So you could do that as well Ryan, get out of it and do something with your life, fight for a bit of happiness in your life because the only two choices open to you is you might die or end up in that big holiday lodge at Riddrie for a long long time. Good luck to you son I hope you do okay but the way you are is certain to screw you up leave it alone and move away if you have too like I did. Hope this isn't too heavy for you but I grew up believing that the Gorbals folk always looked after their own. So we are trying to look after you. Us older ones who have done it all before you and know it is a mugs game. Hope yo hear from you. mick.

Submitted by: Mick Connolly,
Scotland
09/02/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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I was in the gorbals 1956 to 1960 I lived in Lawmoor st my close was next to a wee sweety shop the (McKenzies) my memories are disjointed: a place that made barrels: my ma looking out our bedroom window on a friday night watching the teddy boys fighting: the gasman coming round lighting the lamps on our stairs: a green pea souper fog: sparking my boots on the cobble stones: having my left hand tied behind my back at St francis school so i had to use my right hand: MB chocolate bars: being sent to a shop that gave you a take away mince and totties on a plate for a shilling: jiggs cartoon in the daily record: playing in middens there was always a lucky midden: shouting up to my ma for a jeely piece which was thrown out the window from the top floor: short back and sides: washing in the belfast sink: once a week zinc bath in front of the open fire hate being last: a yoyo a torch a packet of spangles and a toy lorry for xmas: the toilet on the landing: a total eclipse shit myself! no one told use about it went completly dark at 4'oclock thought the end of the world had arrived!

Submitted by: Allen Corcoran
Liverpool, England
08/02/08
Email: corcjo@aol.com
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I was fairly interested in reading comments made by j.mcdonald Lecturer, I thought I would email him but found to my annoyance there is no such person, I checked with Yahoo and he does not have an account or even exist, it seems someone is putting damming letters onto the site, I thought why would people do this? so I looked at similar damming letters and checked their emails and not one of them exist, one in particular from haryyman almost the same context! We are all Jock Tamsons bairns, lets air our thoughts from our own hearts and we might get somewhere, let folks have their thoughts without this gang warfare, I am 61 years old and a gorbals man, I dont think the person who is doing this is very decent at all. Iain

Submitted by: Iain Cleary
Glasgow, Scotland
08/02/08
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Let's have enough of the serious stuff - how about a Scottish joke? What did the Siamese twins from Gorbals call their autobiography? Oor Wullie.

Submitted by: Auld Biddy
Brighton, England
08/02/08
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Did anyone ever play kiss kiss or torture, or kick the can? Anyone have a bogey? made from a wooden orange box, a plank and a roller skate! Answer to Munro, yip I stayed at Abbotsford place, and I remember you, my old pal!! How are you? We had a few laughs Im still round the bend Billy.

Submitted by: Billy Malcolm
Easterhouse, Glasgow
08/02/08
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Hi, it is good to see mr ten Q back on form, loved your story about the butcher and wee wummin too. I love reading your stories as well, you are right it is good to have a laugh,life is to short! Anyway keep up the good work, oh yes if anyone remembers my dads family i would love to hear from you - Barney Davis lived in Portugal Street. Take care pat

Submitted by: Pat Davis
London, Islington
08/02/08
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Ten Quid, hope your feeling much better, I see by the mail that your well known on the site and you lived in Thistle street, but not sure what end you lived at, do you remember Jock Weir that played for Celtic? He lived on the corner of Thistle street and Caley Road where the bookies was, which his auntie Lizzie Bailey owned, I lived up that close with the Obaghies, Johnstones Billy and Terry. Do you remember big Mick Hall, Davie Roberts, Hadgy Holmes, I left thistle street when I was 16 sadest day of my life! If you remember any of the characters and have any stories please tell me. John Hoskie.

Submitted by: John Hoskie
Preston, England
08/02/08
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To all who have stood up for Colin and his book, I applaude you. As an aspiring writer I am a little annoyed at the comments that have been made about his writing. It is not easy to sit down and write a book, be lucky enough to get it published, and then be scrutinized by your own people. Its enough to put me off, but my love of writing wont allow me to stop. I am not from the Gorbals although I was born in Scotland and left when I was 10. I love to read all the stories on this board. My mother and her sisters were from Mathieson St in the Gorbals and my father from Tradeston. The story I am working on is based on the tales I have heard about my family growing up in the gorbals (hilarous stories from my mum that I have heard since a wee girl). I hope if I am lucky enough to be published, I have more support for the accomplishment than to be ran down as Colin has been, keep up the positive everyone. Cheers M.Lewry

Submitted by: M Lewry
Vancouver, Canada
08/02/08
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To ian cleary...i also live in govanhill and as far as i can see colin's real gorbals story has got it spot on...what did you want him to write...another molly weir type book...shoes were for sunday? i was brought up at the same time as colin and was there when a lot of the incidents happened in the gorbals...by the way is ian cleary your name or are you another person hiding behind that name? i met colin recently in the brazen head and he spends a lot of time in the gorbals...he is, unlike some of the critics on this site, a REAL Gorbals guy. I can't wait for the follow up!

Submitted by: Babycumbie
Glasgow, UK
07/02/08
Email: babycumbie@yahoo.co.uk
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Does anyone know any families who lived in Dunmure Street, Gorbals around 1964 - 1968?

Submitted by: Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, England
06/02/08
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Doris ok i found ma lungs in the local butchers shop n while i wis ther i said i will have one o them brains new heart new clean lungs as well so out the shop a did go hoppin and skippin only fer the local farmer ti shout here sheepy sheepy com on behind this wa like the nice wee lamb i had become a did as a wis told "ache help och naw FN SORE" as i stole away while he lit his pipe i hobbled back ti the butchers n said swap this brain fer that wan n throw in wan o them big black puddins as well so efter a we while i left the shop kickin the dust up gruntin n snortin n bawlin here fermar here fermar never mind the wa any port in a storm will do efter an hour a lit ma pipe n the fermar wis cursin n wishin he wis a vegitarian n i wis mooooin fer the fermar ti hiv a black puddin breakfast.

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
06/02/08
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FAO lecturer J.mcdonald I twice replied to you on your e-mail submitted but found out frm Yahoo you dont even exist What game are you playing? This site is for friendly people like me meeting new friends and old ones, I love it but people like you spoil it for others I inserted my e mail to you but of course it came back as yahoo have never heard of you, Please allow people to enjoy this site. I along with half a dozen persons on this site are aware of what is going on and we hope to inform the web master shortly. We are mostly elderly Gorbals people enjoying this wonderful site so let us be. Thank you

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
06/02/08
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It's 4am and I am at work. Something made me think of the Gorbals where I grew up and I found this website. I have been living in the states for fourteen years. I went to St Bonaventures in the 70's and St John Bosco secondary school in the 80's. I lived at 9 Snowdon Street and have a twin brother Peter. Looking for any old friends, Cathy Cunningham, Claudette Alexander, Angie Corcoran.

Submitted by: Tina Kerr (Shields)
Point Pleasant NJ, USA
06/02/08
Email: JFKerr@comcast.net
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Thanks to the folk who stood up for me. Craigie is as Craigie does. But like everyone on the site he is entitled to his opinions. I am now just a bit bored with it all. Let's have more of the cheery stuff. A laugh lightens up the day and we all need that. More is achieved with honey than with vinegar my wee granny used to say. She was Irish as it so happens-big, big family and a hard life. She could light up a room with her presence and her patter. Ten Quid look after yourself get some codliver oil and malt doon ye. That and castor oil was the auld remedy for anything from a sore throat to a sore belly in the Gorbals. Just had a wicked thought did ye think it might cure grumpiness? Thought I might send a case of it to one or two people on the site....... Wee Wummin Too

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
06/02/08
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Wee item of interest to those long gone from The Gorbals, I was back in Glasgow last November and found a map for sale in Smith's Bookstore. It is entitled "Glasgow 1929 SG10. Cost 3.50 Pounds. Available via http://www.rpasmith.co.uk. The streets are as they were in my boyhood, although some of the names were obviously changed. Half of South portland St became Moffat St., Govan St. became Ballater St. The bottom half of Florence St. was Rose St. The name changes must have been made during the early Thirties, but layout of the area is as I remember it.

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
05/02/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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FAO Harry mann husband of wee Wu Mann I presume otherwise it all seems ridiculous ha ha ha, anyhow civility disnae cost ye a penny, but yer quite right you have got ta stick up for yer WuMANN Yer Missus in other words. Life is too short Mr. Mann and I take kindly ta my life its precious. Coming fae the Gorbals I get straight tae the point, if you dont like it....Enjoy talking and making friends on this wonderful site, its soo much easier for the auld ticker. I have met a few auld friends and even someone who knew my granny from Eglinton street, can't be bad, now you cant stop a good man from talkin!!

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Tollcross, Glasgow
05/02/08
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Isabela Henriques - Yes my Granny lived in Eglinton Street did you know her I am sure you did and maybe me too cheers Tam

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Tollcross, Glasgow
05/02/08
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I`m trying to piece together My fathers Glasgow life. He was Born 1924 in Bridge Street His name was Robert Craig. His father was Robert Craig and His Mothers maiden name was Margaret Higgins. The ancestors names are bernard Higgins, Annie o`connell, Hugh Graig and Mckendick, Houston, Giblan, Kyle and Surgineor. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Maureen Hoyland
Dorset, England
05/02/08
Email: maureenhoyland@btinternet.com
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Your right Alex not many pubs near Barries Garage but we used to get off the bus between the bridges to go to the Railway club

Submitted by: Jimmy G Sarnia
Ont, Canada
05/02/08
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I had good n bad memories, went to st francis primary then holyrood, my father pat ridge grew up there too, until he died aged 34 in 1980, if anyone knew him id be gratefull to here, i was only 7 when he died, he is buried with his mum n da in dalbeth. Also anyone remember mr kenny, miss gibson, teachers fae st francis primary, im 34, went 2 school wi paul clark, gary coyle, marlene hewit, angela mcfarlane, geraldine gallacher etc, I AM RIDGEY, i had a brother paul ridge died aug 1997.

Submitted by: AnneMarie Ridge
Glasgow, Scotland
05/02/08
Email: catherineblake74@btinternet.com
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Is the Billy Malcolm from Easterhouse originally from Abbotsford Place?

Submitted by: Alan Munro
Falkirk, Scotland
04/02/08
Email: alangmunro@hotmail.com
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To Tam Craig We all have our reasons for our "monicker" You never know I could be an old girlfriend! Only joking. I certainly could be considered old. But I have still got plenty of Gorbals cheek. Cheers WEE WUMMIN TOO

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
04/02/08
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Looking for someone by the name of Rita Barlow. She was a friend of my mothers many years ago around 1960's. My mothers maiden name is Dyer.

Submitted by: C Walker
Gorbals, Glasgow
01/02/08
Email: WALKER-c11@sky.com
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I posted a message on 2007 to see if anyone knew my dad Ronnie dewar but have had no luck, if anyone can tell me any stories about him i would be very grateful. He got killed in 1988, his nickname at school was soapy. I hope someone can help me.

Submitted by: Nicola Dewar
Glasgow, Scotland
01/02/08
Email: nicoladewar@btinternet.com
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FAO Pat Carmichael wit number in cavendish st did ye stie at a stied at 56 heres some names fur ye; fletchers, robertsons hallidays, huttons, grants, kieths, o donnells, mulligans, mc sporrans, gilmours, bonnars, birrels and porters. Hope sum a these names mite jog yer memory. Pat ma auld man wis nown as dad (jimmy) n ma maw wis (wee susie) fletcher keep n touch pat awra best the jannie

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
01/02/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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Just found web site and thought perhaps someone could help. My g/mother Annie Elvin and her sisters were born in Glasgow around 1890. Strange thing is, they were BOARDED out in 1901, to a butcher, Daniel Scoular, Mathieson Street, Glasgow. Can anyone tell me, was that a normal thing to happen to children then and does anyone know the reasons why this happened? They (the 3 girls) were only 10, 6 and 3 years of age. Would be grateful if anyone can help with this, thanks, Carol. Can be emailed: cgjohnston@iprimus.com.au

Submitted by: Carol Johnston
Queensland, Australia
31/01/08
Email: cgjohnston@iprimus.com.au

Just thinking aloud Glasgow style and browsing the excellent posts. I raised a quiet chuckle on one post. The term "I used to drink with him" was the phrase I laughed at. You just don`t hear many people use that phrase now. My Dad has hundreds of aquaintences and they are mainly guys he "used to drink with". In his lifetime he has frequented many "shoaps". That`s a laugh too aint it? How does a pub become a "shoap". When asking directions in Glasgow the Landmarks were usually Pubs were`nt they? Didn`t matter what.. you would always be told that a place was just by Baxters or The Corona Etc. Then there was the emphasis on "The Quarter Gill".........that Holy Grail of measurement. "Och that Shoaps crap!.......it`s only a fifth"..lol. Then comes that other peculiarity; Calling Shoaps by their Auld name ten years after they have changed.lol. Many Many years ago their was a Landmark coming down from Castlemilk back into the Gorbals that strangely enough wasn`t a Pub....Barries Garage!! I bet a few remember it because twenty years after it`s demise they were still calling it Barries Garage!! Alex

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Renfrewshire
31/01/08
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F.A.O. Tam Craig (CRAIGIE) Did your Granny live in Eglinton St Just plain Nosey hahahaha

Submitted by: Isabella Henriques
Rotherham, Englang
31/01/08
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Hey you lot in Aus, T Q lost his lungs in the hospital if found please return to rightful owner. whit happened now whit dae yi hiv tae dae noo to keep well? Auld biddy that was sound advice that you gave to young Ryan, ah hope he does something other wise its the bobby or nick fur him and it is not like it was years ago, every one kinda knew each other from the sooside ti Blackhill, but again it is the same in the nick wee cleeks watching out for each other so does he want to end up and spending years in the nick and let me tell you something else PEOPLE NEVER FORGET AND MAKE SNIDE REMARKS WHEN YOU DO DO SOME GOOD WITH YOUR LIFE. Why do you think a lot of the boys left when they were 18 or younger and all seems to have went well but it dont come easy, so you think ma lad and gies awe some thing we can brag aboot so use your cavesa (napper) comprenti capich or you will be in more shyte than ever best to you and make it work. Cheers ti all dam PS TQ I still laugh at the belly dancer she must be good to snag a very smart man, Dam

Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyre)
Slo, USA
31/01/08
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To tam graig...havind read your negative patter to wee wumman and about the irish and the real gorbals story i think your mother should have advised you "Don't ever talk!" harry

Submitted by: Harry Mann
Glasgow, Scotland
31/01/08
Email: haryymann@yahoo.co.uk
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To tam graig...you seem to be picking on wee wumman for no reason and if you are up front why don't you put your e-mail instead of hiding behind an anonymous facade? I have read The Real Gorbals Story and it it is great read and I should know as i teach literature at Glasgow University! I haven't read a tome about the 1960s gorbals that is better..now Mr Craig if you fancy having a go at writing your version in 20 interesting chapters with more than 100,000 entertaining words in proper English (i notice you spelt whisky wrong and used the irish version... whiskey) which you think people will buy worldwide i will certainly look at the manuscript for you..but so far i can see nothing in your gorbals live communication that suggests unlike, colin macfarlane, you could write a best selling book. j.mcdonald

Submitted by: University Lecturer
Glasgow, Scotland
31/01/08
Email: j.mcdonald@yahoo.co.uk
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FAO: Anne McDonald (Johnston) I liked your joke about the single fish; How about these; Pat and Mick arrive in the Gorbals in 1950, they were best mates, then suddenly Pat disappears, ten years later they meet up in the Square peg, Mick says Pat where have you been? He says I have been locked up for laughter, Mick says your still as thick as ever, you cant get locked up for 10 years for laughing, write it down for me, Pat writes it down slowly, M a n s l a u g h t e r.

Submitted by: Billy Malcolm
Glasgow, Scotland
31/01/08
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Hi wee Wummin too, I lived at the other side of the road from Greasy Peter's that you got your scraps from. Do you remember the Rainbow Cafe along from that at the corner of Moffat St? I got attacked in there once when I was waiting for my pokey hat. Big fella came in grabbed my wee face and twisted it in his big paw. Think that's what's funny about me today.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
31/01/08
Email: gorbals@aapt.net.au
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Hey evry1 the site is really good!! wat it is am 25 yrs old and am looking for any relatives i have from my dads side his name is john anderson think his birth date was the 20/10/54 not sure tho!! he had a brother gary anderson and he has 2 daughters also no names tho from wat i know he lived in springburn about 9-10 yrs ago and had 2 other daughters laurie and no idea wat the others name was sori!! been a long time.. am not tryin to trace my father but would like to hear from any other family members oooh my name is ashlee ann anderson born 16/09/82 stobhill hosp and my mothers name is linda naismith (nee) thank you and good luck to every1 xxxx

Submitted by: Ashlee Anderson
Livingston, Scotland
30/01/08
Email: splashlee@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO: Theresa Salleh dont you mind of me i used to live on mathieson st, i hung around rosemary douglas for years we went st francis she lived up pawn close on cumberland st three up. Nice family tried to get in touch but if you go on this site i'll look for you luv anne.

Submitted by: A O.Neill
St.Catherines, Canada
30/01/08
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Havin bin brought up in Caley Road then Lawmoor Street I know life in the Gorbals Havin been brought up in Caley road alongside the Broons, Roberts, Slooys, then we moved to Lawmoor street all in I lived in the Gorbals for 40 years so I knew a thing or two, kept myself to myself but always enjoyed the warmth of the people, used to drink in Bonnington Bar, and the Hi Hi and Teachers in Cumberland street. I havent moved too far away but life has never been the same especially in a near dry area! Just a wee pointer to everyone who has read the book from Colin M. its just a made up version from someone trying to make a fast buck, to which I have no problem, but My heart will never leave the gorbals, so C.M try living there for forty years before you write your next book then it might be more realistic. I am sure some folk might enjoy it but as a gorbals men me and my brothers agree its not real as you say, its not from the heart and misses out loads of real issues, maybe you will get it right next time, I mean son you only went to school there and went to Pontypridd? Aw the best Iain

Submitted by: Iain Cleary
Govanhill, Glasgow
30/01/08
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To Ten Quid Oh, but it's great to have you back-a wee bit like a relative who went off to war and against all the odds has returned hale and hearty. There must be hundreds of folk who visit this website who missed your patter. Great to be popular is it no? Plenty of freens aroon ye tae wish all the bad stuff away. Keep well and if they aliens even try and visit you again we will all gang up and get the polis tae them. WELCOME HOME! Regards Wee Wummin Too

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
30/01/08
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Aye Davie, Feng Shui and Sun Yat Sen he was a long time deid when you ran roon the block an the coal in the bed pits me in mind how we used tae get the coal man tae deliver by hingin a folded sheet o' newspaper oot the windae an' your ain coalman knew, if ah mind right Jimmy Jackson wis ours an see that aul' grate we hid a New Gem think it wis wish ah hid it noo bloody great thing a wee nest on the right, big oven on the the other side an' aw the tap wis fur cooking oh an' there wis a couple o'wee swing oot things near the grate fur sittin' pots an kettles on, the oven opened by pittin' yir fit on a brass pedal doon the bottom, black lead an brasso, the stove wis in the faur corner fae the front door next tae that wis the windae wi cupboards underneath then turnin' the corner wis the black jawbox wi a brass swan neck tap then the coal bunker, efter that wis a sideboard which took ye up tae the lobby door alang the wa facin' the windae wis the hole in the wa bed where a! ' first saw the light o' day alang side that wis the cot an doon the wa facin' the bunker wis a wardrobe wi the table in front next tae whit wis wan o' they chairs that folded oot in tae a bed, big hoose EH! Stair heid lavvy "There's somebody in" we were lucky only the four o'us lived there, flitted away 1951 day before 11th birthday but ended back there same hoose steyin' wi an auntie. Did ye ever light the washoose fire? efter stampin' yer wey in tae scare aff the vermin...Stories we've aw millions o' them,think wan o' ma favourites wis the time the chemist decided tae move across the street fae the corner o' Sandy an' Cumby intae the shop vacated by Paddy Lawlor the undertaker jist doon fae Galbraiths fur some reason best known tae themselves they got the weans tae help. needna tell ye there were weans covered in bandages, powder an you name it fur weeks tae come body sure they didnae sell anything fur a long time it wis aw free about the streets, Emmie Gibb the doctor moved intae their shop puir sowl hid this wee convertible car damn weans wrecked it, wis the only car aboot. Enough by the way anon is whit comes up if ye don't pit anything on the form an yer man whit dis the business wi yir tale passes it.

Submitted by: Anonymous
30/01/08
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I wid like ti thank my cousin HUGH in canada fer leadin aff any prayers that were said on my behalf as they were most welcome i was atheist but now find myself a true agnostic after my experiance n i will say a PRAYER for u all ---especially that wee bampot RYAN! -- ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
29/01/08
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TEN QUID MAN HIV YOU BEEN PUT THROUGH THE MANGLE OCH AND WOW, SEE AH SAID YI CANNIE KEEP A GOOD MAN DOWN. I have woke up twice when they were operation on me, and the last one was wan o them bliddy Colonostophy if that is how yi spell it, I looked up and said hey hey hey ur yi digging for gold and saw right up ma ain deaf n dumm hmmmn didnae look to bad then I was out of it. So now you will be a new man in a couple of weeks but dont be going mad I bet you are no a wee fat man eftr awe that awe that has happened to you. I hope Betty has been holding up through all this. Good Glesga lassie. And that was considerate of your cousin to let us know what was going on wi yi. Ah think wee wummin and a few others including me we sure were concerned so listen ya wee b----- dont be scaring the you know whit oot o us. Tommy said yir lucky am no jealous all you have been doing is saying cannie even send him a flewr or at least a card. It seems a lot of people have that done but naebidy tells you about the pain, oh am fine the noo, just like hiving a bairn worst pain in the world trying to pass a water melon well almost ten minutes efter yi forget all of what it caused when you see the wee thing that caused it Agggggg push push, you effin push folks, have been known to say. Is it no awful when they cut into your leg and that is quite a scar all them bliddy years now you hiv scars to match the bionic man. So again as always great to hear fae yi So keep up the good work, and dont be chasing them young burds or Betty she will be sticking the gon and dunnet oan yir napper stay hale n herty and welcome back you have been missed. All the best to all on this page and prayers do get answered some times Dam.

Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyre)
Slo, USA
29/01/08
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FAO Marion Smith, it was me who put the notice about Mabel Elliott, 17 Thistle St. She Was My Mother, her mother lived there as well. The Mabel Elliott i refer to died in 1950 from TB i was 4 years of age, i have written to your web address saying that you might have the wrong address but with a bit of thought it could possibly be her mother you are referring to, she was born about the date you are referring to although i do not know if she had any connection with Bolton. Dennis Mochan

Submitted by: Dennis Mochan
Rochester Kent, England
29/01/08
Email: dmx123@fsmail.net
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Message tae KENNY WARREN. I've txt a friend who's in contact with Danny Fullertons family and passed yir message on as soon as a hear i'll let you know. It may take time as Danny's sister Marie passed away a couple of weeks ago.

Submitted by: Francie Connolly
Hertford, England
29/01/08
Email: francie1888@aol.com
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FAO young Ryan. Your note to the site has been worrying me on and off for days and this made me watch the Dispatch Programme last night on "Gang Warfare and What Makes Kids Kill?". I was really shocked to see that the "gang culture" in Glasgow and the UK has not only grown but seems to be the only way a young boy/man can get from one end of the city to the other before meeting up with trouble and even potential death. Little wonder you are in a gang Ryan - you need to protect yourself! This is indeed a very sad sign of the times, not only in Gorbals but throughout the UK. I feel so sorry and afraid for our society. Ryan, you and others like you need to think hard and seek advice on how you can avoid being dragged into this way of life. I believe there are youth workers who were ex gang members who can help. Good luck and keep safe! Old Glasgow Biddy!

Submitted by: Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, England
29/01/08
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I have looked through every year and loved reading all the ancedotes, but i am amazed i havent seen one name i recognise, i was brought up in cavendish street 1943-1965 does anyone out there remember Antone from cavendish street? I went to st johns school the our ladys in kinning park.

Submitted by: Pat Carmichael
Brisbane, Australia
29/01/08
Email: carghe@bigpond.com.au
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Wee Wummin, I have read the book, you might think its a great book, but who are you are you the author because we dont know your name, us Gorbals people are the salt of the earth, nobody can touch them for their patter, and when I was young everyone was a friend, I never liked football much until I was about 15, some weeks I would be in the Jungle, and other weeks I would be at Copeland road, religion didnt bother us we all hung about together, it was different if you went into a different part of Glasgow, so you see My name is on every letter I send in, because its nice to know who your talking to surely? Thats always the way unless you have something to hide, so if you want respect and some good friends dont be shy tell us your name, and then we can talk properly. You mentioned ten quid, I know who he is he has a legitimate reason believe me, and I like the man and so does everyone on this site. My maw always told me "Dont ever talk to strangers".

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Tollcross, Glasgow
29/01/08
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Hi that's great news about mr ten Q, we will still say our pray's for him. Just to remind anybody that can remember my dad barney davis or my mum mary connelly, i would love to hear from you. Sanny did you see my message on the site i sent you? Take care pat, great news about mr tenQ.

Submitted by: Pat Davis
Islington, London
28/01/08
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DAM hi ther hid ti go away fer a wee while ma wee grandaughter wanted ti know wit this buildin wis so on the 23-12-07 i took her n BETTY tae it n everyone wis singin in prayin in a wis givin it laldy hid ti be the loudest ye no the first time ma granwean hid been in a church she is only 5, hons in the air wavein i said "no its no paradise near it but not quite the same yi kin sing we are the champions when we get hame" o she is the pride o ma life so here am shoutin out the hymes makin up for lost time when awe of a sudden a wis grabbed by the middle o ma chest in whift aff ti some space ship woke up wi tubes stickin oot o every orifice- some enjoyable but most definatly not! efter a few weeks i heard them say yer well enough ti operate on [hid some bug called septiseamia snuck in when i got the byle op [21-12-07] so doon ti the deep depths o this strange craft i wis transported wi lots o folks dressed like they were ready ti rob a bank instead it wid be me that wis ge! ttin robbed wi a big lite above talk aboot day lite robbery these guys talked aboot everythin from me bein hard ti put under ti buyin property i could hear everythin n the pain wis jist indescribable i tried ti open ma eyes ma mouth but couldny NOW THERES SOMETHIN! so the wife said! but no good they jist went aboot cuttin ma leg from ankle ti groin n gave me a quad bye pass noo if u are wan o the very few who do wake up in the anesthesiologist world he must be told!!! WHEN BEFORE OR EFTER!!! shit gettin yer heart squashed isney fun n when yer paralized ever tried movin then n thru awe the pain they stick a big mask on yer mug breathin fer yi both lungs hiv gone! were? a dont no !a came in wi them but these space monkies hiv some strange ideas "collapsed indeed they were ok before they zapped me in the church" n wift me aff ti this strange place full o nice wumin [thats weird ]efter weeks or months not sure yet they let me go but not before i gave them my credit card when on! return of same it floated in the air we were awe jumpin up n doon ti catch it! bein so empty i think it wis filled wi hellium "why am i still so sore" i asked the gorgeous girls who gave me a reciept "that will ease off as u pay the REST of the bill" HUH! TEN QUID PS. if any u suffer from anesthesias awareness u must tell the doc so as they can put u deeper to sleep its my 4th time simply wake up dureing an operation 2 of the ops i watched on the tv and it wisney star track either this is awe true n well documented!

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
29/01/08
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Can anyone help me contact relatives of the late Danny Fullerton who was a friend of mine? I have been away from Glasgow and just found out about Danny my close friend in 1976 Kenny.

Submitted by: Kenny Warren
Toryglen, Glasgow
28/01/08
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To Craigie/Tam Craig I did not mean to be distasteful, just like you I was voicing an opinion-and I know that you appreciate that right. If you look back on all the comments about Colin's book you will see it has been enjoyed by many. The question whether he was born in Gorbals or not is of no real significance, as there is is plenty of evidence from people on the site that knew him from his childhood in the Gorbals. There is plenty of proof there. What really matters is that the book is enjoyable, funny and sad. I think that if you read it you wouldn't fail to be impressed and celebrate that it was written by someone who clearly knew all of the glories and pitfalls of being brought up in Gorbals- I hope you agree that it was a privilage to have that background. As to my real name- well I think that is my business. What is good enough for our brother Ten Quid, and many others on the site who prefer to use a "monicker" is good enough for me. I know where I was born and bred and don't feel the need to prove it to anyone. Read the book as I said and let us know what you think. Look forward to your comments. Wee Wummin Too

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too
Glasgow, Scotland
28/01/08
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T.Q is fine, out of hospital and doing well. He'll be back soon, so hang in there the prayers worked!

Submitted by: Hughie
N.F Ontario, Canada
27/01/08
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I wish to contact person who lived at 17 thistle st gorbals whose mother was Mabel Elliott who died in 1950 to acertain if mabel came form Bolton lancs and was she born in 1909.

Submitted by: Mrs Marian Smith
Whittle Le Woods Chorley, England
27/01/08
Email: marian.smith@blueyonder.co.uk
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Does anyone remember my mother, she was born in Glasgow about 1928, in or around the Gorbals area I believe, her name before marriage was Jean McCurdy Rowling, I am try to trace any living relatives. Thanks. I believe she was an evacuee during the war, and I believe she went to the Baxter estate (aye, Baxters of Baxters Soup fame !!)

Submitted by: George Wheatman
Stirling, Scotland
26/01/08
Email: wheatmag@blueyonder.co.uk
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CORRECTION TO MY LAST POST.....its Mae Matheson and NOT Mary Matheson looking for Mary Boyle.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
26/01/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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Some wee glesga jokes to cheer you up, I was in Bar-l when I met this sad lonely prisoner, he was in his cell. Two skeletons meet at Gorbals x one said to the other Ges a leny a fiver, the other said "sorry Im skint" Wee man goes into the clelland bar, his wife has just kicked him out the hoose, hes only got enough money for a half pint cider, the barman says to him hey Billy would you like a glass of whiskey, he said definately, this went on for about an hour an billys sozzled, he said to the barman, who keeps buying me the whiskey, the barman says see that guy over there he says he was in your class at school, Billy looks round an says definately no way, there was naebody in my class with a moustashe. I suppose you all have heard enuff but let me know if you want some more.

Submitted by: Billy Malcolm
Easterhouse, Glasgow
26/01/08
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I would like to say thank you to the people who run this website. We left the gorbals in 1965 and migrated to Australia, My mum wanted a better life for me and my sister, we have been living in Australia for 42 years and have in the last 3 weeks found that we have a brother still living in Glasgow that we did not know about. He was for whatever reason put up for adoption, he contacted the Glasgow anecdotes and put a message on the website asking for any information regarding us, this was spotted by my cousin and one thing led to another, and to make a long story short we are now all together and very happy. Most of this is due to the people who read your webpage, I remember the people of the Gorbals being tough because of their circumstances but I also remember people would do anything for friends, my mother and grandmother always said that if you made a friend in the gorbals then you made one for life. To all who read and those that work on this web page, but especially to the Glaswegians from the Gorbals I hope 2008 is going to be as happy as ours has. Cheers from a gorbals boy living in Australia

Submitted by: David Niehus
Kyabram, Australia
26/01/08
Email: davidniehus@yahoo.com.au
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FAO: Anne Johnston (McDonald) in answer to your letter dated 24th you said a lot of people like the glesga talk. I do believe they do, but my letter was to the ones who don't, which I believe is many of the readers of this page. As for telling us to lighten up, my light has never been off! Agnes

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
25/01/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi Anne - your joke was good! But I still don't need to read in the "Glesga accent" - nice enough and proud enough to be able to speak and hear it. It seems to me that it must be a bit of a chore to actually write in this way??

Submitted by: Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, UK
25/01/08
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Any Saint Bonnies pals out there from 1957 to around 59 60?

Submitted by: Marie
USA
25/01/08
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Hi Rosemary Douglas its Anne O'Neill again. How you doing i would love to get in touch with you love anne xxxxxx

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catherines, Canada
25/01/08
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To Roger Birch and Grace Macluskey...you must have got me mixed up with another colin macfarlane (as there are quite a few about) as i was born in glasgow in 1955 and lived the first 17 years if my life in the gorbals ....to grace...aye it was wee peter yir brother. Your father was a bit of a character...remember he had that big van which he always parked in thistle street? col

Submitted by: Colin MacFarlane
Glasgow, UK
25/01/08
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com
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I was very happy the other day when I saw Jon Boy on the site because he is one of my relatives our family havent seen in years but as yet he has not been in touch with me. My gut feeling is that this a fictious character like all the others who dont put a name to their letter, i hope this can be made legal as people with no names can be anybody just messin around us decent folk put our name to our emails, what have you minority got to hide? Im choked because Jon Boy means the world to our family, he lost his mother when he was very young and we are his only family we have tried so hard to trace him, so please out there use your own names and most of all be honest to all the other folk, thanks for keeping this a great place to talk and find genuine friends thanks Archie Thompson

Submitted by: Archie Thompson
Castlemilk, Glasgow
25/01/08
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To Agnes and Glasgow biddy. Lighten up ladies. Some of us like the "Glesga Accent" 'cos it gie's us a wee laugh and good memories. Wee Glesga joke...100 Glaswegians were asked in a survey to name a fish beginning with the letter "S" 98% said single! A' Ra Best.

Submitted by: Anne Johnston (McDonald) Clydebank, Scotland
25/01/08
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Does anyone remember Bobby Ray from the gorbals he was born 1942? If u do I would love to hear from u.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Terry
25/01/08
Email: kiltedbeth1@yahoo.com
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I placed an ad on the site on 5th january o8 looking for my husbands birth mother or her family, and 1 week later we found out that he also has a gran, 2 sisters a big brother, and loads of aunt, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces and he is in contact with them all in australia and glasgow. I would just like to thank this site for bringing my husband Ian and his extended family together as he has been accepted with the warmest love and care by all involved. It has been a rollercoaster few weeks but this has made so many people happy and complete. I would just like to thank the person how runs this site for making my husband and his family very very happy i would also like to say if anyone is trying to trace any members of there family keep trying and never give up hope kind regards julie bain.

Submitted by: Julie Bain
Bathgate, Scotland
24/01/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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Ryan if you don't change your ways you will be dead or some innocent boy or girl in the wrong place at the wrong time. Think about this, only you can change your ways. Please do it before its too late, I take it your family is worried sick?

Submitted by: Sonny
Glasgow, Scotland
24/01/08
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FAO: Willie Henry - Re Chicke Burke. I tried to email you but it failed. If you email "linziburke@btinternet.com
that should get you in touch with the Burke family. Young Matt posted a message on gorbals live on the 19/09/2007. If you scroll down 2007 you can check it out. I hope this info helps. Regards, Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
24/01/08
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Hi Hughie, thanks for letting us know how Mr ten quid is, we all miss him, and of course his stories haha! Tell him to get well soon and we will all be saying a prayer for him, thanks pat.

Submitted by: Pat Davis
Islington, London
24/01/08
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Hi read Colins book its brought back so many memories we stayed facing the Brit pub, and the boy in the book playing football with a sling on his leg is my brother. My uncle ran the shebeen in Hospital St. So thanks colin.

Submitted by: GMCC
Glasgow, Scotland
24/01/08
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FAO Jon Boy - there was only one Jon Boy in the Gorbals I knew and he is my cousin, can you tell me your surname, as I havent seen Jon Boy for over ten years I heard he was living in Shettleson.

Submitted by: Archie
Castlemilk, Glasgow
24/01/08
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Hi Jean Logan/Duffy, hope to hear from you soon, we have done a lot of travelling around, we are now in Tennessee, would be nice to hear from you. I had a school picture, loaned it to someone but did not get it back. Hope to hear from you.

Submitted by: Jean Rae/Lynch
Church Hill TN, USA
24/01/08
Email: niaroo@embarqmail.com
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I am doing this as a favour for a lady who contacted my aunt so please lets make her day....Mary Matheson nee Munroe is trying to find a Mary Boyle who she used to babysit. Marys mother and father were Violet and John Boyle who lived in Househillmuir rd Househillwood Glasgow in the 50s, John her father had 2 brothers James and Andrew. Andrew married Molly Logan. So if anybody can help and make this ladys day please contact me. Many thanks from Tommy Boyle.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
23/01/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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For Colin Mac, Colin my name is Stephen Mullan and i was an old school pal of your younger brother Ross. We went to st lukes together and where in the same class, we sometimes went to the gorbals swimming baths on saturdays, my family were originally from mathieson street then waddell court. Moved away from the gorbals not long after my father died, i was twelve, i periodically returned to catch up with old pals, i can remember travelling by bus to your house in crown street to see ross, what a surprise, your family had just moved away. The front door was wide open and i could see in, total empty, thats when a neighbour told me you had moved, but didnt tell me where to. I remember it very well, i was fourteen years old and the year was 1972. Say hello to ross for me, Regards Stephen Mullan.

Submitted by: Stephen Mullan
Stirlingshire, Scotland
23/01/08
Email: csmullan@aol.com
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FAO AGNES HERRITY: Thanks for your note and I am glad that someone agrees with me. As you can see from the note from the young man, Ryan, if we continue to "brag" about the past then it will come back to haunt us. Would be interested to know if young Ryan's parents were in any Glasgow gangs? In any case, get out of the gang, get yourself an education - that's what life and it's many pleasures are made of, not knives, drugs etc. In ten years time, your notes to this forum will be to brag about your success and not your scars! Good luck!

Submitted by: Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, England
23/01/08
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I asked the woman at the Mitchell Library if she had a copy of Colin Macfarlane's The Real Gorbals Story she said she had plenty but they were all on loan. She then printed me out the Glasgow Library list and at nearly every library it was on loan or you had to check the shelf to see if a copy had been returned yet. But it was interesting to note that one library -Dennistoun had its copy nicked!

Submitted by: Johnny Boy
Glasgow, UK
23/01/08
Email: johnnyboy@yahoo.com
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FAO Ryan whyte - gangs its a mugs game!

Submitted by: Rosetta Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
23/01/08
Email: xscotsbelle@aol.com
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Whatever was the outcome to this question posted on your web site in November? I keep looking for an answer but maybe it has not been decided yet? Lived in the Gorbals from 1937 to 1957 and attended St. Francis School and Church. I pray that it will be opened again as a House of Worship for the many people who would love to attend Mass there again. Please keep me posted on the outcome.

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf (McGettigan)
Westfield NJ, USA
23/01/08
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John Boy - I dont know Tam Craig and what he's saying, but I have a school photo of Colin and me when we were six years old, he moved to Glasgow after that. I am wondering what the big deal is here? My maw and his were best mates and I'm happy for him.

Submitted by: Roger Birch
Kent, England
22/01/08
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Hello Ryan White, do yi no read all the stories we have been sending and whit the message is - GANGS are for chumps, so knock the gang rubbish. I did not realise that young men were still calling themselves Cumbie. I thought that died a death not kept on and on. As for the scars, how do you expect to work looking like a thug? Get to school or anything, surely you can think that you will be a better man. So, Ryan ah know ah sound like yir mammy but you need to find a mentor or someone who can educate you and gangs fighting is just plain stupid, infact if TQ was up to it he would probably gie ye a swift kick up the carsie. So, Ryan get a grip and get a life, no one needs to prove themselves by chibbing each other up. Best for the future DAM.

Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyre)
Slo, USA
22/01/08
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Like "Anon" I remember the Brush Business on Caledonia Road between Mathieson St. and Sandyfaulds St., and the smell of the tar they used to embed the bristles into the wooden heads. I once raced a kid from that close. The prize was a chinese bank note of a high denomination, It had Sun Yat Sen's likeness on it and was worth bugger-all. Someone had offered it as a prize. The race route was Cally Rd. Mathie, Cumberland St. and back via Sandyfaulds St. I can't remember my opponent's name, maybe "Anon" does? How about the name of the lassie who lost her leg while playing Ba' against a "Baffle Wall" that collapsed on her? How about The Wright brothers, not Orville and Wilbur, but Archie and Jimmy, who lived in our close and whose past time was taking a pail of coal to bed, in their ground floor kitchen, in our close Using a flashlight, they tried to pick of the rats that emerged at night, by battering them with lumps of coal. This was before television. Other names from that block, and era, were Jackie barnes, John Bagan, John ferla, Stan Manning, Ned Pullins, Allan Scott, and not to forget Mathew Taylor, who lived three up, above the dairy. His mother could not pronounce his name, which begged the question. She would shout "Mahew, Mahew, come up fur yer dinner" I suspect that "Anon" was not of that war time generation (Why "Anon" even a nome de plume like Ten Quid's is more practical?) NOTE: For those of yese who wurny there, Baffle Walls were built across the front of all closes, about five feet out from the close entrance. These prevented a bomb blast from going up the close. The closes themselves were reinforced with tubular scaffolding, or wooden beams, and used as auxillary Air Raid Shelters. The Baffle Walls were a sort of World war Two Feng Shui.

Submitted by: David Graham
Edmonton, Canada
22/01/08
Email: mcscrum@telus.net
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Hi Hughie thanks for the update on TQ as we all miss his patter and wee stories. So tell him a big hug from Doris and I wont bother him with e-mails till he is on his feet (no pun) and I know that will be in no time, cannie keep a good man doon. gem of the day, dont be ashamed of making mistakes. Very few things are accomplished on the first try. A mistake is proof that you had enough confidence to try and do something, and that is what a lot of us folks have done Forged ahead. So hope all is hale and hearty with all and doing what makes you happy. best DAM

Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyre)
Slo, USA
22/01/08
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Hi Colin McFarlane. I also have read your book and it was brilliant. I was born and brought up in the Gorbals, bedford St. I have read the messages from people who feel they have to put you down at every turn, when you have told them the truth. What else do they want, your blood? Agnes

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
22/01/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO Glasgow Biddy. I agree with everything you said in your message about people who write in Glesga accent and the ones who only speak about what gangs they were in and what they got up to. Yes, it gets boring after a while. Agnes

Submitted by: Agnes
Glasgow, Scotland
22/01/08
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Would love some information on my Grandfather. His name was George Milroy. He grew up in the Gorbals in the 1930's before going into the navy. I have been told he was a great boxer.

Submitted by: George McGivern
Sydney, Australia
22/01/08
Email: wopajulz@optusnet.com.au
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First time on this site, I hope I can find a few old friends that went to Abbotsford Place school or Strathbungo during 1960 to 66, a few names Helen Walker, Isabel Green, Margaret Mirelees, Henry Young, hope you are out there or someone who knows you this is a wonderful idea thank you to the organisers of this site Lizzie Burns

Submitted by: Liz Burns
Medway Towns, England
22/01/08
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Hello, I am a young man from Caley Rd in the Gorbals and am very interested in people who lived in the Gorbals in past years. I am only 20 years but youth and knowledge is power. I've been in gangs since I was fifteen and now have a lot of scars to bare, sometimes fighting for cumbie rules my life and wonder if I'm going to be alive or dead. So, if anyone who was in the razor gangs in the old days would like to contact me I would be interested to chat about how life was like for you.

Submitted by: Ryan Whyte
Glasgow, Scotland
21/01/08
Email: whytie_2007@hotmail.com
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My name is Jean Logan Duffy I was born in 14 Camden St Gorbals. I have two sisters and one brother, I went to Camden St School and then to Adelphi Sec. Looking for any old school photos as I don't have any and will be 70 years old this year. Would like to hear from anybody who knows me. Loved reading all the stories about the old days, great memories. So all the best to all who know me and my husband Mick.

Submitted by: Jean Duffy (nee Logan)
Glasgow, Scotland
21/01/08
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Just to clarify I couldn't stop laughing when someone claimed that I really came from fort william...my mother was rushed to hospital from 134 crown street gorbals on dec 19 1955 and i was born at the southern general...a few days later we were back in our tenement at crown street...as i say in the book we lived there from 1955 until 1972...so put that in your pipe and smoke it! Many thanks to all those worldwide who have given a positive feedback to the real gorbals story.

Submitted by: Colin Mac
Glasgow, UK
21/01/08
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com
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Hi Doris, it is Pat Davis here, have you heard how Mr TQ is? I have been looking on the site most days to see if anyone has heard from him, i hope he is ok, i hope he can let us know that he is. Anyway take care, Pat.

Submitted by: Pat Davis
Islington, London
21/01/08
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Theresa Reville of London is trying to get in touch with Malcolm Byran, she knew him down in london and was sure he came from the gorbals area. Anyone with information please get in touch.

Submitted by: William Kelly
Glasgow, Scotland
21/01/08
Email: william@kelly3161.fslife.co.uk
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TO CHERYL DEARIE (posted in 2007) Please contact me at the email address re Billy.

Submitted by: Hugh Australia
21/01/08
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Email: success@powerup.com.au I am trying to find Thomas Warren or his family. He was married to Agnes Thomson and had two kids David and Anne if anybody knows them could they please contact me.

Submitted by: David Niehus
Melbourne, Australia
21/01/08
Email: davidniehus@yahoo.com
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Lived in Oatlands in late sixties for a few years and got to know a lot of people in that time, both from Gorbals and Oatlands. Some really nice, some quite the opposite but that's life. The tiresome thing about this forum is the urge that most people have - to write with a "Glesga Accent" which is awful, and brag about the criminals and hard men they knew. I would love to read more of the anecdotes and how life has turned around for the people of Gorbals and Oatlands, not continuous bragging about the past - puts me off.

Submitted by: Glasgow Biddy
Brighton, England
20/01/08
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The Real Gorbals story had me laughing for days...lovely feel good book and don't let some of the jealous comments get you down colin!

Submitted by: Janie Moir
Bristol, UK
19/01/08
Email: janemoir@yahoo.com
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Further to Tam Craig's message regarding Colin MacFarlane. Just to clarify if you look at the photos in the Real Gorbals Story...especially the one just inside...you will see macfarlane and the rest of the gorbals boys on a horse wagon with jimmy wray and frank macelhone...to say macfarlane is not a real gorbals boy is to say monkey's don't like bananas! johnny

Submitted by: John Boy
Glasgow, Scotland
19/01/08
Email: johnboy@yahoo.com
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Re: Mochans, Harry, John & Bridget I am Moira Mochan - daughter of John Thomas Mochan - please contact if required.

Submitted by: Moira Mochan
Queensland, Australia
19/01/08
Email: moiraa52@hotmail.com
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Hi I am looking for chicke burkes wife thay lived in the gorbals herbertson st all the best willie

Submitted by: Willie Henry
Perth, Western Australia
19/01/08
Email: willie.henry@bigpond.com.au
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To my nephew Ian Bain. Welcome to our family! I am your mothers youngest brother. Received phone call from glasgow this morning regarding your search for family members. Here we are, looking forward to the opportunity of talking to you. Hope to hear from you soon. Uncle Tom

Submitted by: Thomas Thomson
Penrith N.S.W, Australia
19/01/08
Email: talkin@tpg.com
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.au Hi I'm looking for anybody who has info on the Cassidy's from various streets in the Gorbals from around 1900 to the 1950's. My Dads name was Francis born 1945, his fathers name was Francis married to Eliabeth (Betty) nee McKnight. My grandfathers fathers name was Hugh he married Diana McGuiness and I believe he was killed in the 1st World War. Diana remarried a Cunningham. My dad was an only child and moved to England in the 1950s before returning to Castlemilk in 1971.

Submitted by: Marie Marshall
Grantham, Lincs
18/01/08
Email: marielouiseone@aol.com
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For all you folk who have been asking about my young cousin Ten Quid from Oz he had a triple bypass with all his other problems that's the last thing he needed. He's doing fine i expect to hear from his wife Betty soon. Say a wee prayer for him.

Submitted by: Hughie
Niagra Falls, Canada
18/01/08
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Thanks to John Johnstone for pointing out my real house number to me. Thanks John. Mick.

Submitted by: Mick Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
18/01/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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Hi, I have just came across this site by chance cos I' looking for a schoolfriend of mine. Her name is Avril McGinley and I think she now stays down in London. She has a brother, well a few brothers, but Miles her bruv also stayed down south. they came from Maryhill originally. If anyone knows them can they get in touch. By the way my Mother came from the Gorbals. Her maiden name was Walsh. Thanks.

Submitted by: Margaret Preston Glasgow, Scotland
18/01/08
Email: maggs01zak@hotmail.com
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Looking for relatives by the name of Goodwillie. My grandfather was John and my Grandmother was Bethia, my family migrated to Australia in 1951. We lived at 110 Camden Street, Hutchesontown Glasgow and our surname was fraser. My parents were Alexander and Jessie Fraser. It would be great to hear from someone with whom I went to school with from 1946 - 1951 at Camden Street School. But I would love to be in contact with family members. Hop someone out there can be of assistance.

Submitted by: Bethia McDonalad Christies Beach, South Australiabr>
18/01/08
Email: bethia66@optusnet.com.au Any one heard from T.Q I e-mailed him, but no answer. Tam Lennie, are you related to the Weirs, or Blacks, hope that I am not being to nosey, and glad that you keep in touch with Smudger. Wee wummin two do you not have pills for your blood pressure? I drink about six cups of tea a day and one coffeee in the morning, I did not know that it raised your blood pressure, thanks fur the information. Hello to all Dam

Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyre) Slo, USA
18/01/08
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To Wee Wummin, firstly it would be nice if you could reveal yourself, as i am sure you must have a proper name. If you read my articles i simply disagreed with the fact that Colin was saying he came from the gorbals and he didnt a few others have mentioned this too. Everyone on this site is entitled to their opinion thats why i love it, I am sure if you read the daily newspapers there will be lots of articles you either dont like or disagree with thats simply human nature. At the end of the day I have not told any porkie pies, but the truth, I come from the Gorbals as i dont know your name i cant say if you did or not, because no one on the site knows a nameless person, so lets get this into perspective and behave yourself because i dont know how the webmaster allowed your letter with its distastful comments, I repeat I only spoke the truth, bye. Big Tam Craig known as "CRAIGIE"

Submitted by: Tam Craig Tollcross, Glasgow
17/01/08
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Oh Ten Quid we love you true Oh Ten Quid where the ----are you. Hunners and hunners of folk are blue. Run out of rhymes but we will all feel a lot better once we hear from you! Cheers Wee Wummin Too

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too Glasgow, Scotland
17/01/08
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Are there any McAlpines related to Isabella Paton Ritchie Mcalpine/Thomas McAlpine or any one that could know anything about them, or their daughter Isabella married a butcher david Stuart?

Submitted by: Gillian Perth, Western Australia
17/01/08
Email: gillpatmac1@hotmail.com
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1st let me say Happy 2008 tae all.. tryin tae find oot information aboot me family who lived in PossilPark me granny wis Flora Mcdonald she had 6 wains the youngest Jim (me Da) n Me uncle Willie last I knew stull lived in her hoose. will get the street name aff me brother the next time i talk tae him any help would be well received in the meantime Ta

Submitted by: Shirley (nee) McDonald Ohio, USA
17/01/08
Email: s_mcbrick@hotmail.com
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Colin MacFarlane, thanx for The real Gorbals Story, Great book couldnae put it doon had me in stitches brought back alot of Gorbals memories for me of the good auld days. X

Submitted by: Francie Connolly Hertford, England
16/01/08
Email: francie1888@aol.com
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FAO: Tam Lennie thanks for the info tam i will tell smudge when im up visiting i will give tam ure regards he calls me or my sisters now and again to see how smudge is keeping hes alright but cant speak or walk but still aware of everything else cheers tam

Submitted by: John Johnston Glasgow, Scotland
16/01/08
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Hello to you all again and happy new year. My dad left the Gorbals around the age of 5 or 6 years old, last known address was 132 South Portland st. His name was Thomas John Kilkie but could have been known as Boyle. Can anybody tell me what school he would have attended for the area please?

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle Leicestershire, England
16/01/08
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk
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Thank you Colin Macfarlane for the great book you wrote i especially enjoyed it as the wee alex you spoke of in your book was a relative and sadly not with us anymore. Thanks for the memories he would have been chuffed to see you mentioned him in your book.

Submitted by: Myra Glasgow, Lanarkshire
16/01/08
Email: myrajigy1@aol.com
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Fao John Johnston I remember smudge well from the fiftys he was always smart well groomed he was more a pal of Tam Boyle Jimmy Boyles brother than Dodgy. I went to a lot of parties in the fiftys way Smudge and Tam Boyle. Smudge was a great guy tell him an old pal Tam Lennie was asking for him and I hope he keeps better all the best.

Submitted by: Tam Lennie Glasgow, Scotland
15/01/08
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Looking for anyone who attended abbotsford school 1960-63, who might have old class photos or who can tell me where to get info on class rolls of that time thanks alex.

Submitted by: Alex Wilkie Dublin, Ireland
15/01/08
Email: bernadettenln@yahoo.ie Hi, Anybody out there from Portugal Street? Any info from 1957/65 would be more than welcome. Please email many thanks

Submitted by: Marie S Falkirk, Stirling
15/01/08
Email: maries_15@hotmail.co.uk
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Hi, my name is stewart. I am researching? writing a book about my mum Ellen currie and her family who where Bricklayers in Glasgow in 1930. My Grandfather William and Great-Grandfather Joseph had a company called "Currie Brickwork". My Grandfather had 5 children, Ellen, Jim, David, Joe and Isabelle. The name of the book is "STEALING MUM". Please feel free to contact me on my e-mail Cheers

Submitted by: Stewart McCulloch Brighton, England (reluctantly)
15/01/08
Email: beyond_london@hotmail.com
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To BIG TAM CRAIG Don't be such a sour puss about Colin not been born in the Gorbals. SO WHIT? Be a real big man and congratulate him on a great book. Wee Wummin too

Submitted by: Wee Wummin Too Glasgow, Scotland
15/01/08
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I would like to thank the person who runs this board for me being allowed to try and trace Blly Hamilton on this board. I was contacted by a lady from this board and she gave me some information. Father and daughter have now been in touch. Norrie Mcnamee, admin Glesgapals

Submitted by: Norman McNamee Rutherglen, Scotland
15/01/08
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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To stevie kirwan - Eddie Trainer had betting shops in the townhead district of glasgow.

Submitted by: Gorbals Bhoy Glasgow, Scotland
15/01/08
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Hi i am looking for a pal who was in korea with me. His name is Eddie Byrne from kinning park, I am fom the gorbals.

Submitted by: Willie Henry Perth wa, Australia
15/01/08
Email: willie.henr@yahoo.com.au The guy yoggie name is Burns.

Submitted by: Sonny Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/08
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Does anybody out there have a bonnies school photo of class 1/1A to 3/2A from 1951 to 1954. some of the boys names were big Wullie McLuskey, Jimmy Haggerty (haggsy), Jake Patterson, John McCue, Tommy McMenemey.

Submitted by: Jimmy O Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/08
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Yoggie i know the family mum and dad died, sister still lives there i think. i dont know if yoggie is still living i will find out for you as soon as i can. Brother lives in hoddam avenue.

Submitted by: Sonny Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/08
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FAO mick connelly i know its you even though you goat the wrang hoose number yours wiz 48 no 49 youve been away to long fae the good old gorbals i can remember you popping up tay see ure maw and da bernie and francie when i wiz a nipper good hearing fae you all the best mick

Submitted by: John Johnston Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/08
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To the lady enquiring about Nan's fish shop it was later known as The Deep Sea and was at the corner of Crown St, and Caledonia Rd.

Submitted by: Nan Cameron (Bell) Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/08
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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I used to live just outside Drymen which is just past Balloch Loch Lomond I moved to the Gorbals and stayed in Hospital street when I was 10 years old but I remember Colin Mac Farlane because his maw and my maw were best friends and I used to go school with him, he left and went to Glasgow when he was about seven or eight yrs old, if you read this Colin you might remember me, I am delighted about your book and I am proud to have known you, my maw passed away but I know she would have been proud of you too, once again congrats Roger stayed next door.

Submitted by: Roger Birch Sittingbourne, Kent Englandbr>
14/01/08
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Hi Sanny, it is good to hear from you, that was my mums brother Tommy, yes his partner was called Ina, it was my cousin Tommy Smith I stayed with, my dads sisters boy, her name is Liz, she is the only one left now, as you know both my uncles and aunt died, and both my mums brothers died, so is my mum. I hope you and your family had a nice Christmas & New Year, I had a lovely time, as I said before I love going to Glasgow and I love to hear all the stories and there have been a few haha, lots of good and not so good haha but I don't mind I love them haha, it was great to hear from you hope to hear from you again take care, Pat, ps hope mr Ten Q is ok.

Submitted by: Pat Davis Islington, London, UK
14/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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Hello all new members of this website...I am still looking for anyone who remembers Kathleen Madden back in the late 40's early 50's. She had sisters and her father at home although I think her mother had died. She would have been around 17 -18 in 1951.

Submitted by: Susan Los Angeles, USA
14/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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Colin Macfarlane, you are a real darling! Thanks for your help, I'll be making sure that The Gorbals Library has a copy of your book when I'm in on Monday Alli G.

Submitted by: Allison Galbraith Lanark, Scotland
12/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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As an ex Gorbalite, and perhaps aimed at the older generation, does anyone have any info on a Glasgow bookie named Eddie Trainer.

Submitted by: Steve Kirwan Beds, UK
12/01/08
Email: stephenkirwan@hotmail.com
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Message for Grace Ross nee Barclay. What a lovely surprise! I've been living here for 16 years but I visit Scotland every year. Let's get in touch by email.

Submitted by: Margaret Taggart California, USA
12/01/08
Email: margarettaggart@yahoo.com
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Hi Eileen, I can only speak for myself, but would love to hear about you and Joe MaGowan that is what it is all about fond memories that you can smile about, so please do. Best to every one DAM

Submitted by: Doris Austin aka McIntyre Slo, USA
12/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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To Grace Ross from Tommy Taggart. Yes I am the brother of Margaret. I am sending her this website so she can join. If you have an e-mail feel free to send and I will get it to Margaret. She lives close to me in The states but travels to Scotland alot. I called her and she remembers you very well and would like to contact you.

Submitted by: Tommy Taggart Sebastopol, USA
11/01/08
Email: tigobar@aol.com
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Hello Ten Quid are you ok we miss you not the same without your we stories all the best.

Submitted by: Sonny
Glasgow, Scotland
11/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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I really do not know how to begin this message except to tell you about the death of my brother, Hugh (Shug) McGettigan in October of 2007. He died of Prostate Cancer that had metastisized into his kidneys. This is for all of you men out there (a wee word in your ear) that Prostate Cancer is curable if caught in its early stages. When I questioned his consultant about the use of PSA blood tests for men, I was given this ridiculous answer: The cost would be prohibitive, so in other words, to take you into the hospital and just let you die is cheaper than saving your life!!! Women in Britain on NHS get Mammographies and tests for Cervical cancer and that is paid for by the NHS. Is there anyone out there who can tell me why men are not taken care of for Prostate Cancer? It is just a simple blood test and can save so many lives. My brother was only 68 years old, fun-loving, hard-working and much loved by his children, family and friends. We were born and raised on Sa! ndyfaulds Street and have many great memories about living there. We actually had several good laughs about things we did as children and the fun he had g rowing up while he was on his death bed. So, please men of the Gorbals, get after your councilers and start a protest regarding the simple blood test that could save your lives.

Submitted by: Margaret
Westfield, NJ, USA
11/01/08
Email: glenmornin@aol.com
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Milto, I remember you can you send me your e-mail and we will have a blether, thanks for the information, I knew I was right along, he was not born in the Gorbals, Do you remember John Hossack and archie Bowman, also Henry Young if you know of any of the old Aby boys let me know nice to hear from you Big Tam Craig

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
11/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON He is a old boyfriend of my mum who was amazing to my mum sadly they lost contact because of a incident im doing this for my mum as she does not have access to the internet i have asked my mum a few questions . My mum has a feeling he is dead i really hope not the information i have is stated below Name : John McShane Byrne ( Nickname , Yoggie ) Age : 43 - 44 ( That is a rough guess ) Last Known Address : 15 Arnprior Quad Castlemilk Glasgow Scotland He was Scottish Junior Boxing Champion in the 80's His Family Are : Mother Betty Father polly Sisster's Roseanne and Francis Brother James His Sister Francis worked in a pub in the area and his sister roseanne was married with kids and lived in hamilton Glasgow Thats all the information i have i have been searching but can not find anything Please Help x This information is not for me but for a friend of mine who is desperately looking for this man

Submitted by: Antoinette McLoughlin
co cork, Ireland
10/01/08
Email: missing.ireland@hotmail.com
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A message for Margaret McFadden. Hi Margaret, you wanted to share a web site with 'Andy Carberry's memories of the Gorbals, with photo's of the old tenaments. I have been trying to find it with no luck. Could you give me the web site info please? Thanks.

Submitted by: Ann
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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Does any one remember or have any information on Nan's Scotch Fish Restaurant in Crown Street opened about 1939? Also anything on Annie Flood who ran a boarding house in Hospital Street in the 1920's? She would have been in her 40's at the time.

Submitted by: Martha Glen
Fife, Scotland
10/01/08
Email: glenmartha@hotmail.com
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Just discovered this site. My family (father Charlie, mother Isa, sister Sadie and me), the Gibsons, lived at 339 Caledonia Road until 1955 when we left for Arden. My sister and I attended Oatlands Primary School and she later went on to John St. Secondary in Bridgeton. We lived opposite the cemetary and our room window looked onto Gilmour St. and Oatlands Primary School. My father originated from various streets in the Gorbals (Thistle Street, Abbortsford Place, Crown Street)and had 4 brothers, John, Jim, Davie and Ben and 1 sister Marion. Sadly they are all deceased. Enjoyed reading the stores. I never felt I came from a deprived area of the city and this was only pointed out to me by other people that I have come into contact with during my lifetime who came from more affluent areas.

Submitted by: Isabel Nimmo
Falkirk, Scotland
10/01/08
Email: isabel.nimmo@blueyonder.co.uk
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FAO John Munro where abouts in the Gorbals did you live a remember the Careys we lived along fae them in Waddell Crt we were next door tae the Curries an Ka Johnson.

Submitted by: Rosetta Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/08
Email: xscotsbelle@aol.com
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Anyone remember Bridie Kelly who lived in Lawmoor St in the 40s and 50s her maw hid a wee fruit shop.

Submitted by: Neil MacLean
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/08
Email: neil@neilmaclean.wanadoo.co.uk
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How you doing young John Johnstone. I lived at fifty five Waddell Court house forty nine. I knew your Ma & Da well Ca& John. I remember the time you were born and your Ma was running down the street shouting " I got my Boy. all the neighbours were delighted for you and yer maw. I knew Kathleen & Joanne and there was the third lassie Gloria but she was a wee bit younger than me. My da used to send me to the bookies were yer Granda worked at auld Devines at thirty nine Waddell court. Remember you could run right along the two corridirs right to the bookies door. As I did many times with my Da's Line. Your Granda often gave me the money back for my ma as my wee Da had a bit of a problem with the gee gees. As well auld Jimmy knew. My Da Was a Favourites man. That was his line, £5 fav. Naebody ever told Lester Piggot that my Da had backed another horse and he always seemed to get beat more than he won. Any way John nice to hear from you and nice to see your Ma & Da's name up on the board. They threw away the mould when the made Ca Johnston.

Submitted by: Mick
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/08
Email: weemick@btinternet.com
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Does anyone remember Thomas McFadyen from Bridgeton? He married Jessie Mackie from Calton, His father was called William McFadyen.

Submitted by: William
New York, U.S.A.
09/01/08
Email: wjdupree@yahoo.co.uk
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I'm trying to find my mother her name is Agnes Warren or Thomson she lived at 105 Kidston Street,Gorbals Glasgow then moved to 56 Cavendish Street Gorbals,in 1963. I was born William Warren d.o.b 09/09/1963 at Redlands Hospital Glasgow at 12.05 pm if any information on this person please contact me thanks ...

Submitted by: Ian Bain
Glasgow, Scotland
09/01/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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f.a.o William Warren a remember the Warrens a stiyed at 56 Cavendish St 1 up Fletcher. They stiyed in the close, am sure they imagrated 2 Australia aboot 65/66 hope that helps u in yer search. Jim the jannie good luck.

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
09/01/08
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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Hi DAM Your memories of Annie's the tallies got me walking down memory lane yet again. It must be my age I seem to spend one helluva lotta time there. Any ways......... ma thoughts of hoat peas and vinegar we a wee dash pepper goat me salivating. Sometimes though like the ginger beer the vinegar could nip your throat or take your breath away it was soooooo strong. Another treat was the penny worth of scrappings from greasy Peter's. If you stuck your haun in and kinda foraged aboot you sometime got a big fat chip or even a ten times fried fritter. My arteries are furring up with the thought of all that chippy grease! Still, in those days you couldn't afford to be so choosy-food was food and you felt lucky just to have something in your belly. other treats included broken Abernethy biscuits hard Paris buns and thick ootsiders of "cutting bread"( around three or four day old bread) fom the Co-operative SHAN SHOP in Ballater Street. My biggest favourite wiz a thick ootsider toasted ! at the fire, covered in Empire butter and black soot. IF YOU FEEL MY TEETH SINKING INTAE THE CRISPY TOAST, THROUGH TO THE SAFT INSIDE AND THE BUTTER RUNNING DOON MA CHIN. Hiv tae say it wiz mere often that Government margarine gunge. Think it was called Sunbrite???? That's aboot all we hiv tae look forward to noo is it no? EATING- I keep a knife and fork in ma handbag JIST IN CASE......Gone are the days of living life dangerously -it used to be drugs sex and rock and roll. Noo I hiv tae watch I don't hiv mare than wan cup a tea a day or ma blood pressure goes through the roof. Cheers Wee Wummin too

Submitted by: Wee Wummin too
Glasgow, Scotland
09/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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FAO Pat Davis hi pat I should have mentioned I used to drink with your uncle when he stayed in london about 1973 you said you had two uncles and getting older I get a bit forgetfull anyway Im positive it was tommy and his partner if I can remember her name was Ina Im not sure but I know tommy was related to you and we often spoke about your dad Im glad you had a good time in scotland I also see your cousin (Johns son) must be having a bad time in hollywood as all the script writers are on strike mind you he is worth a few million and like colin mc farlane used his childhood experiences to better himself maybe thers a chance for me and TQ (hope he is OK) Sanny

Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, UK
08/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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Glad to hear that Smudger is still around, please tell him I send a big hello. Wonder whits going on wi T Q but knowing him he will come bACK WI his patter. Wee Wummin twa, I thank you for the information, who knows but some how ah dont think so as wee didnae hiv ony James in oor faimly. All Roberts Arthurs Edwards, Leonards. Artie Alton Freddie Andrews that is the Anderson side . Oh and talking about Anderson, ma cousin Maggie she lives in Toronto, she told ma sister Irene that a pal o hers tried to get in touch wi me , sorry hen that ah didnae git back ti ye. It amazes me how many people have lost touch. Just a wee thought remember the bus drivers and conductress , ur yi gettin oan ur aff, and if they spotted ti trying ti run and catch the bus they would speed up then stoap , laughing ah guess yi hid ti dae something fur a laugh. And dragging them prams oan used ti drive me bonkers. Got so did mere walking than oan a bus. Would get ti Glesga Cross and watch a! ll the punters waiting fur their burds, nothing worse than a dizzy goat wan maself wan time talk aboot a big riddy. Then yi hid tae kinda crawl away and hope no one spotted yi , last time, as ah I said that ah wid niver meet some bidy at a corner again stuck ti ma wurd tae.Hi Jack , hope you hid a good new years party, me ah jist sty hame did enough parties ti last me a life time. So again best of health and wealth in everything to all DAM Hope ti hear from T.Q soon

Submitted by: Doris Austin aka McIntyre
Slo, USA

08/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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Does anyone know of a John Mcshane Byrne who used to, or maybe still does live in Arnprior Quadrant, Castlemilk, Glasgow. I really need to find him. He is my friends dad who she wishes to meet up with but we cant seem to locate him. Please get in contact with me if you know of him or anyone who may do.

Submitted by: Ciara
Aberdeen, Scotland
08/01/08
Email: ciara_92xx@hotmail.com
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If anyone remembers Joe McGowan from 77 Thistle Street, I have to tell you that he passed away quietly in his sleep on 15th November 2007. Before he died he sent me an e-mail to say goodbye and asked me to let everyone who knows him know. I hadn't heard from him for years and when we got in touch about two years ago we corresponded by e-mail, and I met him and his wife when I visited Glasgow. He had a great wit and his e-mails always made me laugh, and I'll certainly miss them. When I was a child he was like a big brother to me and looked after me in the rough and tumble of growing up in the Gorbals. There is more I could tell you about him and the stories he told me, but I don't know if anyone would be interested.

Submitted by: Eileen Allan (nee McCann)
London SW1, United Kingdom
07/01/08
Email: Eallan81142@aol.com
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Hope every one has a great year. And T Q whits happening wi ye, hope everything is going well with the treatment, it is not a easy road My sister Kathleen she used to hing oot wi Pat Tinney and Peggy boyd Pat she was a quiet lassie and I think oor Edward fancied her. Joe funny Tosh was just telling me a wee story aboot him and you , and there was some one else trying to contact you. I see that you are still on the east coast to bliddy cauld there especially were you are BBRRR I will give Tosh yir e-mail as I know you two have a lot ti blether aboot. Ah really jist talk gorbalonian oan the web and tae ma granweans , same as ma ain three toe rags they can speak the Mc Farlan lang wi a American accent it is a trip.Hope every one is well in Snowdon st Water sidest and Benhall st Wonder is Pamies the wee fruit shoap still at the tap o Snowdon st Although I doubt it . And it was Annies the tallies on Ruthergeln rd we used to hing oot at sitting wi a hoat ginger what was that stuff my favourite wis the ginger beer ustd to burn the back o yir throat, and a macallum if yi hid oany money , and the place wid be awe steamed up as if it wis raing yi still kept yir coat oan same as in the pictures you could smell the dampness and steam aff every one. Oh and whit wis that stuff that the big fat man in the bees would spray all over the place oan tap o us as well disinfected us like flies it must have stunk aahhhh breath it in (grin) first time I smelt anything nice and flowery like. Oh well that wis then noo if any one sprays ye yi can sue them lLawyers for everything it is a joke new yi cannie smoke yir fags in the motor wi weans , what is next cin only hiv yir nooky wance a month . Ha Ha Ha although that wont be a problemo for a lot of folk . So again stay hale n hearty as life is jist a perty best to all DAM

Submitted by: Doris Austin aka McIntyre
Slo, USA
07/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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I have just read Colin Macfarlane's book The Real Gorbals Story...it really cheered me up...at last book has been written about the Gorbals that really does the place justice. It was the best Christmas and New Year present I could have hoped for. Well done Colin you brought a smile to my face for the first time in a long while! No wonder it has been selling out all over the place.

Submitted by: Maggie May
Glasgow, UK
07/01/08
Email: maggiemay@yahoo.com
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Happy New Year to you all! I'm still looking for some anecdotes about living in the Gorbals when the Queen Elizabeth flats were built. What were they like to live in when they were first opened? What was good and what was no so good? Who was it exactly who said folk " were breathing too heavy"!? And on a personal note does anyone have photos of the fire station in Adelphi street or remember a cutler's workshop above it? This was Bobby Brown's, my man's grandpa. Cheers Al Galbraith.

Submitted by: Allison Galbraith
Glasgow, UK
07/01/08
Email: al.story@hotmail.co.uk
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To Allan Paterson Hutchesontown is a district in its own right, (as was Oatlands) and had its own Member of Parliament and City Councillor. It is often however refered to as the Gorbals as the two districts sit side by side and shared the same common history of dire poverty, bad housing conditions and all of the other social and economic issues connected to the Gorbals. Cheers Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, UK
07/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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To Doris Austin I was doing a wee bit of research in the Rose Garden in Rutherglen Road it has several old graves of Gorbals folk. (though not as many as the big "gravy" in Caledonan Road) I came across a headstone wih the name James Austin who died in 1840. There were other names underneath but I couldn't make them out. I think you may have mentioned that you were visiting Scotland this year if so you might want to have a look- it is the third/fourth headstone on the right as you come into the garden. All the best for 2008-any news of 10 Quid? I see from the site that you are great pals and I enjoy your banter Cheers Wee Wummin too.

Submitted by: Wee Wummin too
Glasgow, UK
07/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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Hi everyone, hope you all had a geat time at christmas and the new year, I had a lovely time I was in Scotland for 6 days and loved every bit of it, can't wait to read all the stories, Mr Jack Turnbull, Spanny, Fran, S. Duff, hope you all had a great time over the holidays, hope Mr T Q is keeping ok, don't forget anyone that knows my dad Barney Davis or my mum Mary (Connelly) would love to hear from you, take care Pat Davis.

Submitted by: Pat Davis
London, UK
07/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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Hi Rosemary Douglas, hope you see this message Rosemary, I sent an email to your Daughter Louise. I'm your Pal Theresa Saleh, we used to go around together way back many years ago. I lived in Clelland Street, and then moved to Castlemilk in the late 50's. Would be great to hear from you again. Hope all is well in your world. Take care. Theresa.

Submitted by: Theresa Ramsay
Glasgow, Scotland
07/01/08
Email: t.ramsay1@btinternet.com
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Does anyone remember the story of the baby who had her heart outside her ribbs in 1960. They had an appeal out for the mother known as Theresa Raeburn/Cassidy,She had abandoned her in an Edinburgh hospital.The mother went missing for 22 months and was found in the Gorballs Glasgow. Wondering if anyone remebered that story, and what happened to the mum and baby.

Submitted by: Mark Thompson
Edinburgh, UK
07/01/08
Email: fanctuary@sky.com
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Does anybody remember my granda jimmy smith he worked for martin and isa devine he married my granny wee pat or tish and had my ma ka smith and her two brothers smudger and jackie stayed at 39 waddell court before passing away as i was only a kid and can just barely remember him thanks

Submitted by: John Johnston
Glasgow, UK
06/01/08
Email: johnjo1968@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO Billy Dunn, did you live at 6 Oxford Lane? If so we lived next door to you in the 50s have a photo of the two of us at Girvin in the 50s.

Submitted by: Brian Donovan
Cambridge, Canada
06/01/08
Email: briandonovan@rogers.com
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I am trying to find as many photos as i can of John Bosco Secondary School which was in in Wolesley street in the Oatlands. I am thinkig of starting a website so would love photos of outside the school, any from clubs or trips and especially class pics, If you have any please send them to johnboscogorbals@yahoo.co.uk
please try and name anyone in the pics and include any anecdotes. Thanks in advance for any help and I will obviously let everyone know if I get the site up and running

Submitted by: John Bosco
Glasgow, Scotland
06/01/08
Email: johnboscogorbals@yahoo.co.uk
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i'm the nephew of smudge who moved to london who went about with dodgy gaitons. smudge suffered a stroke some time ago and has lost his speech and cant walk hes in a chair cant dress the way he used but would if he could but still aware of everything going on hes 70 and still going strong back in glasgow now.

Submitted by: John Johnston
Glasgow, Scotland
06/01/08
Email: johnjo@hotmail.co.uk
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Message for Joe MacLean Hi Joe just saw your name come up on this page. Its been a long time. Just to wish you a very Happy New Year. from Jimmy Smyth (Portland)

Submitted by: Jimmy Smyth
Glasgow, Scotland
05/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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I'm trying to trace my birth mother or her family she used to stay at 105 Kidston Street the Gorbals then moved to 56 Cavendish Street, I was adopted in Sep 1963 her name was Agnes Warren or Thomson if any one knew her or her family could you please please get in touch.

Submitted by: William Warren
Glasgow, Scotland
05/01/08
Email: julievain@btinternet.com
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Can anyone help me find a copy of the ship 1990 from bbc. As I had it on tape my dad used to work in harlands and we used to enjoy watching this before he passed away... I would love to find another copy help please ..... thanks ALEX..

Submitted by: Alex Wilkie
Dublin, Ireland
03/01/08
Email: bernadettenln@yahoo.ie
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Hickman Street Govanhill. Victoria Primary School, has anybody got any class photographs from 1947 up to 1954.

Submitted by: Agnes Merchant
Glasgow, Scotland
03/01/08
Email: agnesmerchant@hotmail.co.uk
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Message for Tommy Taggart Do you have a sister Margaret? If so, I went to school with her and Rena Stark, Helen Milligan, Barbara Mack etc. Is she still in Glasgow?

Submitted by: Grace Ross (nee Barclay)
Glasgow, Scotland
02/01/08
Email: Not Submitted
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Happy New year to you all, please can somebody help me by getting in contact with me if they know a BILLY HAMILTON he was from around the gorbals area I think, he was married to RUTH ADAMS, I think they had a daughter called KAREN and a son called WILLIAM, I'm guessing they have the surname Hamilton also....... there must be somebody out there that knows something about them, I'm 27 yrs old and I'm told that BILLY is my biological FATHER. I dont wish to cause any upset I'm just curious thats all. I'm told that I look very alike to KAREN, so please any info wud be appreiciated. Many thanks. BEST WISHES FOR 2008 TO EACH AND EVERY 1 OF YOU.

Submitted by: Amanda Ferguson
Maidstone, Kent, England
01/01/08
Email: famanda34@yahoo.co.uk
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Happy New Year tae aw ma fellow Gorbalites :) Aw ra best hope 2008 is a good yin xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Submitted by: Francie
Hertford, England
01/01/08
Email: francie1888@aol.com
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