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 Post subject: November 2008
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TO.CATHERINE MACAULAY. I LIVED AT 29 HOSPITAL ST.AND ON THE GROUND FLOOR. LIVED A INA WOODS AND HER FAMILY. I HAVE AN OLD PHOTO OF HER WITH HER WAINS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submitted by: Anon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submitted by: Peter Thomson

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submitted by: Anne Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
01/11/08
Email: marshallsinspain@yahoo.co.uk
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