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Does anyone know of a maggie/john mcdonald, hugh mccallum, michael reilly. 1940/50's 36 Inglefield street, Govanhill, Glasgow?

Submitted by: Gibson
Beauly, Scotland
31/03/07
Email: mcbrayne@hotmail.co.uk

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Any ladies out there who worked in Tempeltons on same st in 1963 I was weaver it was great anne.

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St.Catharines, Ont Canada
30/03/07

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check out this mad page its made by me www.the-attendants-newgorbals-glasgow.piczo.com.its a scream. by the way its very funny you would not believe it. read the guest book its a fake war between the "attendants" on malta and kidston terraces and the "gatekeeper" have a look its a howl.

Submitted by: Rough Kid
Dumbarton, Scotland
30/03/07
Email: hoodedtop_2004@hotmail.com

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I always think the Gorbals mentality travels well worldwide. Take for example my mother and father. They decided to meet up with me in Tenerife about ten years ago. I was already there and hired a cab to take me to the airport. The cab was outside waiting with an impatient driver and it took ages for them to arrive in departures. I then saw mam and dad appear and they had obviously been having a wee party on the plane. Anyway I tells my father to hurry up as the surly taxi driver is waiting. He replies.."Tell him tae F-aff, there ur plenty taxis aroon. We'll get another wan." I went out and told the disgruntled Spanish taxi driver that he need not wait any longer and paid him what he was due. Two men then got into the taxi. We got into a cab just behind my former taxi and were speeding along the highway when my ex-taxi sped off the road and crashed into a barrier. I said to my dad,"Phew, that could have been us dad!" but he just shrugged his shoulders and said,"But it ! wisnae, wis it?" Now that's what I call real Gorbals attitude! That anecdote is not in my new book about the Gorbals but there are plenty more. It's out soon. e-mail me if you want to know more. Colin

Submitted by: Colin Mac
Pontypridd, UK
30/03/07
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com

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I lived in Nicholson Street in the early 1950s. I went to St. Johns school and remember the playground was at the top of the building. I made my holy communion on the 3/6/1950 and the chapel was close to the school. My name is McQuade and I would be grateful if any other McQuades could contact me to see if we are related in anyway.

Submitted by: Irene Griffiths
Cheshire, UK
30/03/07
Email: k.griffiths@sky.com

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All Hail Gorbalites. The chosen tribe. Thanks Tom for contacting me about my wee pal Helen Cater from the Gorbals. I am wondering if anyone knows any other childhood friends; Marigold Davidson from John St School days; Jean Moore(Muir?)from Hayfield St; May; May Kerr/May Monday from Hayfield St; Anne Hay from Hayfield St School. Anyone remember me from when I worked in the Pig and Whistle pub for Rose and Jimmy. Known then as Rita Moffat. Plenty of attitiude and things haven't changed that much give or take a few stones in weight! Cheers Maggie

Submitted by: Maggie Milne
Glasgow, Scotland
29/03/07
Email: mmilne@jwheatley.ac.uk

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Just wondering if anyone knew my mother Molly Lyon, her sister Cathie, brothers, Billy Eddie and Leslie...lived in Eglinton Street, then Coburg Street.

Submitted by: Cathie
London , UK
29/03/07
Email: catkan@tiscali.co.uk

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Our family was the last to get a new house in Castlemilk from the Gorbals we had nine children and ma da in a single end low down in lobby close never saw the sky just other tenements in your back how did they do it. I remember all Gorbals was a busy place if you had money and we never had, just always hungry thanks Anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
Ontario, Canada
28/03/07
Email: Not Supplied

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Tried to find a pals of mine thier maiden names Winnie Curran from Castlemilk or Patsy McCann

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
Ontario, Canada
27/03/07
Email: Not Submitted

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FAO James Philbin the address you are looking for is 50 Dougrie Road G45 9NN cannot understand how I never got your emails.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/07
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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FAO W O'Sullivan I bet your first name is William the Sullivans and Scotlands stayed accross the road from my family in 27 then we moved to 15 Salisbury St. Your cousin May pallied about and went to school with my sister and both of us went down to Linwood when May died (God Rest in Peace) What year was the photo taken of Lundies pub (bus run) as my dad used to drink in there he was a miner in the coalpits?

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
27/03/07
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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Greetings to all William Kennedy here born in 1951 alive and still here I used to live at 54 Hospital Street landing above Titch the bookie's the days when you could leave your door open without fear, before we moved to Castlemilk 1966 some may remember me some may not.

Submitted by: William Kennedy
Glasgow, UK
27/03/07
Email: billy-.kennedy@ntlworld.com

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I came across your anecdotes site and noticed a request by Kate Docherty for a photo of Salisbury st. I sent two emails both returned unknown. I had a photo of the pub bus outing at the Cavendish bar I was born and lived at number 22.

Submitted by: W O Sullivan
Australia
26/03/07

I left an inquiry on the form about 2 1/2 weeks ago but so far it has not been posted. I was looking for a gal by the name of Betty Hunter. Her husband is called Alex. Last known address was 45 Auchinloch St. and that was in 1964. I would be very pleased if anyone had any info about her, we were pals and worked together for a time when I was there on a working holiday. I was born in Springburn but came home to 50 Crown Street where I lived with my Mom and Gran and Grandad, and Uncles and Aunts, all in the same close. Across the street another Aunt and her family stayed and an Uncle lived above the dairy. I can't remember if it was the floor above or the next one. The family were the Gorhams. My Mom married a Canadian Sailor and we moved here in 1944. I remember the stories she use to tell when I was young. We first went back in 1956. Since then I have been back many many times, and call it home. My heart is in Canada but my soul is in Scotland. There are no people! like the Scots, great people. It doesn't matter where you go, you will find us there. I check your site a few times a week and love reading about everything. The names and places bring back memories of my Moms stories. Keep up the good work. Murin.

Submitted by: Murin
Darmouth, Canada
24/03/07
Email: murin@hotmail.com

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F.A.O Agnes Ross (England) - my address was 41 rutherglen rd across the landing from your grandparents. My fathers name was William and mother called Marion Blair. My mum used to work for Susie.

Submitted by: Peter Blair
Kilmarnock, Scotland
23/03/07
Email: christopher_austin@hotmail.com

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Does anyone remember my dad Frank Quinn he was a butcher and worked at Wullie Wilson's butcher's shop in Crown st. We lived in the Oatlands?

Submitted by: Pat Graham
Glasgow, Scotland
23/03/07
Email: patgraham888@yahoo.co.uk

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Re: Amelia McKinley I have writeen a letter to Bertie and sent it to your email on 9th March, then again twice later and each time it has failed.

Submitted by: James Philbin
London, UK
23/03/07

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Looking for my relatives who came from the Gorbals with the name Ritchie. Can anyone help?

Submitted by: A. Johnson
West Midlands, England
23/03/07
Email: johnson@btinternet.com

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I knew a Frank McGuiness who actually still lived in Oatlands. he was an old Navy man. Don't know if this could be the same man.

Submitted by: Norrie Ross
Bellshill, Scotland
22/03/07
Email: Not Submitted

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I like to know if anybody has informantion on the Gross or Mills families.

Submitted by: Joe Gross
Winnipeg, Canada
22/03/07
Email: grosses@shaw.ca

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Joseph Hughes - George Cross Friday 23rd March, 2007 is the 61st Anniversary of the death of Private Joseph Hughes, R.A.S.C. A Gorbals resident and only nineteen years old, Joseph Hughes was stationed at Lymun Barracks in Hong Kong where he was involved in clearing the aftermath of the war, including landmines. He was driving a 3 ton vehicle carrying ammunition and explosives into the magazine area at the Barracks. As the vehicle was entering the storage area, it started to smoulder and caught fire.Knowing full well that his truck could explode at any moment, Joseph did everything in his power to put out the fire, firstly by trying to remove the burning camouflage netting, then by using fire extinguishers. Unfortunately the truck blew up and two days later Joseph died of his injuries. Joseph was subsequently awarded the George Cross for gallantry and is remembered by those in his regiment and the Hong Kong holiday village which is now situated where Lymun barracks used to be. Here in Glasgow and the Gorbals in particular few have heard of Joseph and his heroism. A plaque containing a replica of the George Cross medal awarded to Joseph Hughes, and a brief summary of his bravery (including photograph) is now hanging inside the entrance (to the right) of the St. Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. It is fitting that this should be in the area where Joseph was born and will be a place that people can pay their respects to a brave young soldier who gave his life for so many others. This was made possible by the efforts to have him remembered by Joseph' cousin Irene Finn and with the help of Glasgow City Councillor James Mutter (HUTCHESONTOWN WARD 66) and Mr George Donnachie of the RASC/RCT Association. The following poem was written by Elsa Beattie (elsabeattie@hotmail.com) in memory of a brave young soldier. JOSEPH HUGHES – GEORGE CROSS - FOR A HERO WAS HE - Joseph Hughes gave his life for his Service Corps ‘Brothers’ his the ultimate price to save so many others. Just a lad from the Gorbals how proud we should be of that brave young soldier for a hero was he. His fear and his pain we can only surmise how he must have suffered in his sacrifice. With esteem his name spoken as it always will be by his comrades-in-arms of the RASC. In death then young Joseph his actions rewarded for his gallantry a George Cross awarded. His body lies cold far away, in the earth but let’s bring his soul home to the place of his birth. Each act of remembrance brings Joseph back home to the land of his fathers his spirit will come. So let’s always remember with a thought, or a prayer Joseph Hughes from the Gorbals and his courage so rare. © ELSA J BEATTIE

Submitted by: Elsa Beattie
Glasgow, UK
21/03/07
Email: elsabeattie@hotmail.com

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Further to enquiries I will have a major book coming out soon about growing up in the Gorbal...if you want to know more contact me! on my e-mail Colin

Submitted by: Colin Mac
Pontypridd, UK
21/03/07
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com

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Hi Donna Burke, Chic Burke was my friend he was the best man at my wedding.

Submitted by: Wullie
Perth, Australia
21/03/07
Email: wulliehenry@bigpond.com

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Does anyone know anything about the McConnells of Commercial Road roughly around the 1940's 1950's?

Submitted by: Susan Fraser
Glasgow, Scotland
21/03/07
Email: susanfraser_123@msn.com

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I am still looking for any remaining GLENs from the Gorbals area. My father James Francis was born in South Wellington Street which later became Lawmoor Street. His brothers and sisters Were William 1893 James Francis 1895 Jeanie 1897 Nellie Craigie 1898 Isabella Cochra 1900 Frank 1902 and Alexander Ross 1906. The Streets they lived in were 285 South Wellington Street, 134 Thistle Street, 171 Sandyfaules, 313 Street Crown Street and 65 Florence Street. They will have maybe married and still have children in the Glasgow area. If anyone has any info on any Glens from this area please e-mail me

Submitted by: William George
GLEN Blackpool, UK
20/03/07
Email: georgemoglen@aol.com

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Hi, Does anyone out there know a John Reilly. I think he was originally from the Gorbals. He will be in his Late 50s now. He has a brother called Derek. He lived in Liverpool around 1975 and worked as a doorman on the clubs. any info would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Submitted by: Janice Heyes
Liverpool, England
20/03/07
Email: janiceheyes@yahoo.co.uk

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I am looking for anyone that knows the Mclaughlin family - My father was born in 1938 - he was called George and had a brother Willie and sister Betty - his mother was Sadie and father was William Mclaughlin but he was known as Willie Linney - Hope someone can remember them Thanks Yvonne

Submitted by: Yvonne Soan
Northampton, England
20/03/07
Email: yvonnesoan@hotmail.com

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All Hail Gorbalites, the chosen tribe I am trying to contact some friends from Hayfield School and John Street School in the 1940's and 1950's. Helen Cater from Waddell St who I think emigrated to Canada; Anne Hay; May Kerr; Phamie Duff and anyone else that knew me or my family. I was known then as Rita Moffat and have a sister Janet. My cousins were Annette Moffat and her sisters Nan, Helen and Jean. love to hear from anyone from Mcneill Street Hayfield or Moffat Street areas. Kindest regards to all Maggie

Submitted by: Maggie Milne
Glasgow, Scotland
20/03/07
Email: mmilne@jwheatley.ac.uk

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Hi I am looking for any info regarding Jonny Ramensky, in particular anything to do with his war exploits I beleve he was in France before he was dropt into Rome. If you can give me any insight into his life I would be so gratful.

Submitted by: Jimmy Lynch
Aberdeen, Scotland
20/03/07
Email: clanfilms@hotmail.co.uk

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The following information might help those who come to the Gorbals Live site in search of relatives: The official government source for online genealogical research offers a database of nearly 50 million records: parish records, official records of births, deaths and marriages; and census records. One can also do a free index search of more than 600,000 entries in Scottish wills and testaments from 1513 to 1901 (digital images of same may be obtained for a fee). So, if you don't get help on the Gorbals site, try www.ScotlandsPeople.gov.uk

Submitted by: Mary C. Whittaker
Walnut Creek CA, USA
19/03/07

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To Elizabeth Hamilton - my mum Ada Stevenson lived in 91 braes ave from 1943 to early 60s, her mum lived there also and the family still do.

Submitted by: Adaline Coyle
Dublin, Ireland
18/03/07
Email: phillandad@hotmail.com

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I lived in Crown St, and remember the Samole shoe shop at Rutherglen rd/Hospital st, but we got our Saturday penny fro Titch the bookie at the oppisite corner, before he moved to his betting shop in rutherglen rd, where Ralph Goldfarb, marked the board..

Submitted by: Stephen Duff
Edinburgh, Midlothian
17/03/07
Email: stevieduff1543@hotmail.com

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Born in Bellshill. Schooling in Glasgow. Dovehill Primary and Adelphi High, in the Gorbals. Lived at 93 LONDON ROAD near the Glasgow Cross. Searching for old school pals, CHRISSIE ALLEN and Rita Allen lived on Charlotte Street. Others were Greta Jack, Margaret McNeil.....Nan Gillan. Would love to hear from these friends or anyone who knows of there whereabouts. Thank you.

Submitted by: Betty Grant
London Ontario, Canada
16/03/07
Email: betty.favell@sympatico.ca

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I am looking for my real father he lived in the gorbals 1960s and 70s his name is Frank McGuinness has a brother called hugh.

Submitted by: Shelley Bowman
Gosport, England
06/03/07
Email: t.doyle77@ntlworld.com

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RESPONSE TO: Christina Philbin Thank you so much for your wonderful and generous comments. My website is a labor of love for the family and country I knew and cherished. Again, thank you. Re: Karrie Bragg looked at your other site saw your photos of your very glamorous mother just as I remember her, also your grandmother wonderful tribute to your mother and her family. What a lot of work you have put into it. Once I started reading it I had to finish it Absolutely brilliant. Your piece of Irish history about Croke Park was very apt at the moment due to England playing there recently.

Submitted by: Karrie Bragg
Los Angeles, USA
06/03/07
Email: karriebragg@yahoo.com

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I lived at 75 Florence St. not far from the Florence St. Clinic, I went to Camden St. Primary School. My grandmother and Grandfather Aggie and Tam Daly lived 'one up' over 'Susie's veg shop at 41 Rutherglen Rd. This was opposite the swingpark beside the stage door of the Citizens Theatre. My best friend lived across the road from my grandparents her name was Alice o'Reilly. I remember playing 'rounders in the back court, 'kick the can' in rutherglen Road, peever, ball and skipping ropes - I've forgotten most of the songs we used to use when playing 'ropes'and 'ball' I well remember the 'May Day' parades also the 'Orange Walk' that would stop the traffic. I found this site by accident and reading the content has brought back many a memory.

Submitted by: Agnes Ross
England
06/03/07

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I would love to get in touch with the family of one of my Father's brothers who emigrated to Australia in the 1920s. The surname is LEWIS and I THINK the christian name was Ernest. He had at least one daughter who was at one time mayor of a town in Australia. My Father was Gordon W.G. Lewis Would love to hear from any relatives who could help me put some meat on the bones!!

Submitted by: Esme Bignell
Southampton, UK
05/03/07
Email: esme156@talktalk.net

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My gran, Lizzie Darroch, was born in Mathieson Street, went to Hayfield School got married to Joe in St Francis Church and lived in Lawmoor Street from 1930 to 1958. Lizzie died 4 years ago, if she had lived, tomorrow (6/3/07) would have been her 100th birthday. It would be great to hear from anyone who remembers Lizzie, my grandad Joe or her daughter (and my mum) Betty from those days. Happy birthday Lizzie, I miss you.

Submitted by: John McCawley
Glasgow, Scotland
05/03/07
Email: j.mccawley@sky.com

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Would like to make contact with the Parker family formerly of Rosebery St., Oatlands, Tommy, Josie @ Mary who were twins. There Father was a Baker in the old Cooperative in McNeil Street before opening his own wee Bakery shop in Rosebery Street, last contact made around mid late 1950s. Hoping you are all well.

Submitted by: Tommy Philbin
Dungloe Co. Donegal, Irish Republic
05/03/07
Email: tommyphilbin@eircom.net

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Re: Karrie Bragg looked at your other site saw your photos of your very glamorous mother just as I remember her, also your grandmother wonderful tribute to your mother and her family. What a lot of work you have put into it. Once I started reading it I had to finish it Absolutely brilliant. Your piece of Irish history about Croke Park was very apt at the moment due to England playing there recently.

Submitted by: Christina Philbin
London, UK
03/03/07

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Would like to speak with anyone who lived on Braes Avenue in early 1960's. We came to canada in 1966.

Submitted by: Elizabeth Hamilton
Ontario, Canada
03/03/07

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Can anyone help me to find some of my old mates, I was brought up in gorbals street no 220b up the pen some of my pals at the time Robert Bryden, Hendry Cairnes, Michel Daily, Peter Cameron and George Barns. We where known as the pen gang. All the lads used to work for Hislops bunching sticks after school hours. I am sure someone in the Gorbals today can help.

Submitted by: Easton
Wokingham, Berkshire
02/03/07
Email: rgj.couriers@lineone.net

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Trying to trace my dads family. Mary Dodds used to live on Polmadie Road, daughter of Johanna maiden name Christieson. Dad was the son of Johanna's youngest sister Catherine Christieson she was not married and Dad spent sometime as a baby with Mrs Hunt in Centre Street then was put back in a childrens home and went to Mrs Leitch on Cubie Steet when he was about 11 which would of been about 1930 to 32. Dad was born in 1921. Catherine his mum ended up emigrating to New Zealand and married a McLaughlan I think he was probably from the same district in Glasgow. Dad joined the RAF in the war and only returned to Scotland once after that. I am really sad he didn't show me his beautiful country with the most amazing people. If anyone has any ideas please let me know. Thanks

Submitted by: Mary Marshall
London, England
02/03/07
Email: mary.marshall@chg.org.uk

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F.A.O Donna Burke. I remember your grandad well, although he was a few years older than me. I got to know him when he was winching your gran (sadie cowan) she and her younger sister, may have lived across the street from me in their aunts house Mrs Warren, at 157 nicholson street. When they married they got a house in the next close to the warrens. By that time i was married myself and lived in the house above the double eagle pub. My son eddie who was born in 1957, palled about with your dad and uncles. If i remember right, when i moved from bedford street in 1965,i moved to the house that your uncle chic was moving from at 65 eglinton street (above the old bridge street subway) your grans young sister May, went to the same secondry school as me, our lady & st margarets in stanley street, kinning park. The last i heard of her she was living in the multi flats in caladonia road. I hope this was of some interest to you. Regards, owen dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
01/03/07
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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Posted this the other day but didn't realise it would go straight on to the website and so didn't actually give any information... I'm wondering if anyone knows my father's family, they lived in the Gorbals from around 1940-1960, his name is Richard McAlpine and his 2 brothers were Burt and Robert, his 3 sisters were Ella, Alice and Jean (who died of cancer in the late 40's). His dad, who I think was called Albert was apparently murdered in the Gorbals or nearby in 1957, pushed off a balcony in a tall tower block. If anyone can recollect this happening then I'd be very interested in finding out any information anyone has as I literally know nothing about what happened. Thanks!

Submitted by: Lynda McAlpine
London, England
01/03/07
Email: lyndamcalpine@yahoo.com

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FAO Chaz, what age is the James Taylor your looking for? My great uncle is called James Taylor from Florence St, had a sister Janet but she was called Jenny.

Submitted by: J
Glasgow, Scotland
01/03/07

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