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 Post subject: August 2008
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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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