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 Post subject: October 2008
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 9:41 pm 
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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