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 Post subject: June 2007
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:52 pm 
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Charley Broon, sorry but my brother Edward he died 5 years ago, still a big man we all still miss him. He had great patter and still loved his wee bit of gambling. Artie he is still going strong, he is the only brother left out of six. Oh ten Quid, I dont need to hear the auld stories of the daft young men growing up, it is in the past and they all did the crime and paid the time. No offence but just who are you are you JB cousin? Getting back to the Captain Cook ma auld Da used to say that was the worst ship to sail on? Do you remember Lord Austin, he used to make up all the papers for the boys to get on the ships. Perfect gentleman till he hit the booze man talk about Jeckll and Hyde of course ma auld Da was just as bad uuhhhhggg drink curse to a lot of human. Oh and just one mans opinion meaning me. Tried it and smoking couldnt handle it, rather buy myself a sweator (grin) best to all you nice people out there D A M just my new initials. Hey Rose Barker are you still out there and Sally Dodds?

Submitted by: Dors Austin aka McIntyre
Sl, Cal USA
29/06/07

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Just saw the cover of colin macfarlane's real gorbals story on line...it looks brilliant with a wee boy and lassie looking out over the gorbals..it brought a tear to my eye as i left crown street way back in 67...i can't wait to read it in september. maggie

Submitted by: Maggie Russell
New York, USA
29/06/07
Email: maggie@yahoo.com

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Further to many e-mails where to get THE REAL GORBALS STORY book...Tesco have signed it up so you can buy it on line from september from Tesco books if you check on line you'll also see the new design for the cover awra best colin Here's what tesco say... Real Gorbals Story, The: True Tales from Glasgow's Meanest Streets See enlarged image Author: Colin Macfarlane Format: PaperbackISBN: 9781845962074 Published: 6 September 2007 Publisher: Mainstream Publishing RRP £9.99 Save £3.00 (30%) Price: £6.99 Product details Pre order now for delivery on date of release Free delivery over £20 - see full details

Submitted by: Colin Mac
Pontypridd, Mid Glam
29/06/07
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com

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Anyone remember Reid family from 20 camden street dad Robert, mum Maggie nee Mullholand. Sisters May, Margaret, Mattie myself John. I went to St. Francis then Holyrood.

Submitted by: John Reid
Cumbernauld, Scotland
29/06/07
Email: john71agnes@yahoo.co.uk

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Just came across your great site. I was born & raised at 460 Lawmoor St.1941-1956. (second last close before Dixons) Anyone remember the Dixon's fire of about 1949? Loved playing in my garden (graveyard)?Wonder if anyone remembers my family, Charlie & Mamie Martin. We lived in the close, 2nd door on the right. Our neighbours were Joe & Margaret Doris, Frank McNaulty (W.W.1 veteren) Irish family upstairs, the Barratts. Remember the great street party for the coronation 1953, playing kick the can in the winter fog and rounders in the long summer evenings. I wish I were back there. They will always be the good old days.

Submitted by: Charlie Martin
Ararat Victoria, Australia
28/06/07
Email: cmartin@netconnect.com.au

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Hi, I am looking for any information on Gerard Bradley, born in the Gorbals on 11/12/31 at 216 Cumberland Street. He migrated to Australia in the 1950s. We lost touch in the 1960s. He may have returned to Scotland. Any information would be most welcome. Pat Gibbons

Submitted by: Pat Gibbons
Melbourne Victoria, Australia
28/06/07
Email: PandJGibbo@bigpond.com

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Doris Austin - hi there did u mean the older cumbie were tee leefs n drunks? like u opinion! Here's a wee story the young cumby JB an all NOT ARTIE went to the book shop in crown st. between caly rd n the gushet to demand protection money or they will do serious damage to the owners, they came back to collect their ill gotten gains only for the owner n his girlfriend with their big alsation dog set about them left some sore and embarrassed assholes that was their first time they made enemies that day because 2 cops did all the protection in the gorbals n the thieving so they would and did set up some bad boys maybe some good guys too who knows!

Submitted by: Ten quid
Oz
27/06/07

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Hi Doris Austin - I see you mention Artie on this site, is he the nephew of Eddie Austin lived in Snowdon St? Eddie and I sailed on the Captain Cook in 1953, remember being in his house and Artie being there. I worked in the HiHi bar in Crown st later about 1960, some wild nights then. Just wondered if Eddie was still around, a good mate. Lots of good people then and lots of laughs.

Submitted by: Charley Broon
Winnipeg, Canada
26/06/07
Email: shawfieldc57@mts.net

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Christina and James Philbin - Thanks for your reply-just think it is magic you remembering folk that I knew. It somehow keeps them alive. It was Ben Fox Junior I was talking about that lost his leg-he had a very pronounced limp. He got fedup with weans calling him peg leg so one day he took it off an battered a few heeds wi it and never a thing was ever mentioned again about him having an artificial leg!! You mentioned number 43 and 45 McNeill Street was that straight across from 66? There were dunnies in the houses opposite- hence the term "a honey fae the dunnie" You are right about 66 Mcneill Street it was spooky, dank close with steep spiral railings. I am not sure if the old woman you mentioned on the first right was auld Jinette. I remember an old woman called that- she wore an ancient tattered checked shawl, sitting at the window and she still had the old gas light which meant that the house was very dark. But my memory sometimes plays tricks, I am not sure if that was the next close low down or not. I always thought Mary Lumsden was very Glam when I was a wee girl-she was friendly with my Auntie Nettie. The were both fond of red lipstick, lots of facepowder, seamed nylon stockings and high crocodile skin, wedge-heeled shoes. Nettie married a Londoner and lived there until she died in 1970. Do you remember any of the Moffat family? they all went to Hayfield School, Annie my Gran -the local unofficial midwife; Rab my Grandfather- wore a bunnet like most men then and was very fond of his whisky; they had a large family of 12 three up 2nd left, before they moved to the posh hoose 1st stair up up left. It had its own toilet-quite something to keep up with the Jones's then! Here's wishing you both health to enjoy memories of the old Gorbals. Regards Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
25/06/07

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F.A.O TEN QUID - I lived at the corner of Lawmoor st and Caley rd above the Welcome Inn. I don't think it was called that then we called it Old JOhn's pub - what is your cousins name? Good to hear from you Jack.

Submitted by: Jack Duffy
Basingstoke, England
24/06/07

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Hi there, moved to new zealand 20 years ago now, still miss the sunny gorbals. Does anyone have any info on the comiskeys of the gorbals? Any info would be much appreciated :) John x

Submitted by: John Saxon
New Zealand, Australia
24/06/07
Email: jsaxon1965@yahoo.com

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TO CHRISTINEA PHILBIN. Thank you for getting back to me Christina, yes Tilly is my mothers cousin & yes her husband name is as you said. We have lived in England for many years, so im sorry i don't have any information to help you trace Tilly. I was only about 8 the last time i saw her, and thats when she had her first baby. Once again thanks for getting in touch. Betty.

Submitted by: Betty Skyrme
Cumbria, England
23/06/07

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James Smyth of 264 thistle st gorbals would like to know the whereabouts of Pat Heaney originally of thistle st. He was married to Doreen Kilcoin. I was his best man but he later moved to new york, usa in the 60s. I would love to here from him again.

Submitted by: James Smyth
Glasgow, Scotland
23/06/07
Email: tracy.doc@hotmail.co.uk

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Is Hugh still getting into trouble. I think Stina Douglas and Annie Reilly (McGregor) live in Castlemilk.

Submitted by: Jimmy Grant
London, England
22/06/07

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Does anyone remember Dan McGuinness he was blind had boys hugh, john, danny, frank and a girl would love to hear from anyone.

Submitted by: Tina
Gosport, England
22/06/07
Email: t.doyle77@ntlworld.com

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I was just wondering other than the Gorbals Stories, how about some of the stories of how a lot of people who left fared, and the ones who never left. Must be a lot of great tales. I know a lot of families that had mothers, fathers grannies, cousins all kinds of relatives all join each other, especialy that wee toon kearny and Brooklyn oh and don forget California lots of good stories. And I guess from down under and New Zealand. Know a bunch from the Garn Gad in Austraila the Smiths. Anyone game to take that oan. Cheers OH and Eddy who?

Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyre)
Slo, USA
22/06/07

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To Maria Walsh, aye barnie had a sister Sadie and they lived in I think it was Roseberry St just next to St Bonaventures School. They went to Australia then California, members of the family are in southern C A. Eddy thanks for the sad news but Tam he must have been in his forties when he passed, he was one of my favorite pals growing up. Sorry about big Cody as well. Ten Quid, see all the stuff about the Cumby, well just for the record John Artie Tarzan and the rest they were the :YOUNG WILD CUMBY. and were never out the nick long enough to be for the want of a better word like the old Cumbies, mostly tee leefs and any damage was always through drink. Would love to get a copy of Colin his book could not be any worse than that last one J>B wrote man that was a heid crunsher but a lot of disgusting true facts. Anyway no word yet from our Jewish side of the family BLacks Weirs. Artie sends his best to everyone who is still oot and aboot cheers Doris Oh and P.S thanks to all who have answered

Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyre)
Slo, USA
21/06/07

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Could anyone tell me if Growing Up In The Gorbals is available in the U.K? I tried through Amazon but they are not able to find it. Joan Fletcher

Submitted by: Joan Fletcher
USA
21/06/07
Email: artandjoan@comcast.net

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I just had a look on amazon and the new book by colin macfarlane called the real gorbals story looks brilliant. the cover is quite amazing, really emotional, and brought back a lot of wonderful meemories. it's about time we had a new book about the area i left more than 30 years ago...i can't wait to read when it comes out in september. jessie

Submitted by: Jessie Hamilton
Ontario, Canada
21/06/07

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To Mary Gibbons - My uncles were John, Bennie, Mick and Alford. My dad was James, i was born 102 hospital street 1963, my dad married Margaret Joyce (Mcmanus).

Submitted by: Yvonne
Blantyre, Scotland
21/06/07
Email: Gorbals@aol.com

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Thanks jim for responding to hugh douglas, did he have a brother john, mother was irish lived up pawn close? Your like me, this is my sons computer but i go on here every day bye anne

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St Catherines, Canada
20/06/07

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Hi I am wondering if anyone can remember a family from the Gorbals called McAleese there was Robert, James, Mary and Helen. There mother was Mary Mcaleese (Nee Kelso) she Married again and was then Petrie they stayed in Nabourn street i dont know if i spelt that right lol. If you have any info i would be greatful as i am doing my family tree. thanks

Submitted by: Janet
Kirkcaldy/Fife, Scotland
20/06/07
Email: jwalton16@hotmail.com

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Still trying to locate John Scott. He grew up in the Gorbals/Oatlands in the 40s/50s before moving to Ardencraig Rd Castlemilk in the mid50s. Worked as a van driver for the co-op bakery in the Gorbals in the late 50s-60s

Submitted by: John Bonar
Melbourne, Australia
20/06/07
Email: bonar@rabbit.com.au

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I am trying like mad but having no luck to find any relatives of my dad or any stories.His dad was Patrick James Boyle born in Glasgow 1908 and died at 10 1/2 Eglington st on 6 May 1946,he married Mary Anne Kilkie at st Frances church Gorbals in 1935.His parents were Francis Boyle and Rose Boyle maiden name Montford. any info or any relatives that want to get intouch would be great.

Submitted by: Thomas Boyle
Leicester, England
19/06/07
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk

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FAO peter mortimer. Peter thank you very much for the information you posted for me. I will follow it up. regards, gerry.

Submitted by: Gerry McArthur
Glasgow, Scotland
19/06/07

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Does anyone remember the names of the other set of dike jumps (Tarzan, previously mentioned) The backcourt air raid shelters increased the number of jumps dramatically. I remember "The Big Cumbie" and "The Wee Cumbie" "The Death" (There was always a "Death" it usually had two sloping roofs with a set of spiked railings in between) There was a vast network of middens, washouses and air raid shelters somewhere at the bottom of Sandyfaulds, or Hayfield street, which was called "The Forty Thieves" Those were classed as "Away" dikes. I can still hear the wee women at the windaes screaming "Get doon aff i' there afore yese hurt yersel's" If I had stuck wi' dike jumpin' I could probably have jumped for Scotland!

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmondon, Canada
19/06/07
Email: mcscrum@telus.net

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Jack Duffy - r u one of the duffy's from lawmoor st? I've a photo of my brother n cousin n a jack duffy it was sent too me as tho i should know u but honestly i look in the mirror n have difficulty knowin who that guy is lookin back at me! It must be 30yrs old and this jack duffy has grey hair then! is it possibly u? ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
18/06/07

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can anyone from the gorbals remember my family? My name is stephen mullan my da was harry mullan, my ma was betty, my sisters are evelyn and isobel, i was born at 358 mathieson street, march 1958. We moved out of mathieson street when they were being torn down, to nearby waddel court on the clyde. I would go to the gorbals swimming baths on saturdays, or go to lennoxs sweetie shop for the broken rock, then around the corner to the george picture house, happy happy happy days, where did they go? We lost my da feb 1965 to an accident, aged at the time only 31 so my ma moved us away to stirlingshire to start a new life, the summer of 1970, we where all heartbroken at the move, i used to come back for a couple of years to see my old pals, davy mclean, phillip rutherford and of course my old teachers at st lukes; miss bogan, miss foley, miss scanlon and the heidy mrs henderson. If anybody out there remembers me i would love to hear from you.

Submitted by: Stephen Mullan
Stirlingshire, Scotland
17/06/07
Email: csmullan@aol.com

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FAO: Doris austin - did barney keenan have a daughter called sadie? Did they live in the oatlands or polmadie? If they did then barney was my husbands uncle, also my motherinlaws only brother

Submitted by: Maria Welsh
Dunedin, New Zealand
17/06/07
Email: terry_maria@hotmail.com

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Marie USA: the circus was bertram mills big top. We also got halvpenny rides on a wee pony and trap, it took us up to cumberland st., and down hospital st., what memories .. and nobody can take them from us .. take care ..maria nee {eadie} from hospital st.

Submitted by: Maria Welsh
Dunedin, New Zealand
17/06/07
Email: terry_maria@hotmail.com

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I'm trying to find any of the gibbons family, ex nicholson street 1935/60. Three sisters, beena, margaret and helen, I think they moved to ardencraig quad in the 60s. owen dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
17/06/07
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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FAO Doris Austin: Hi Doris for a reunion with tam wilson and cody you would have to hold it in the Caley Gravie as Tam died about twenty years ago in Australia and Cody went a few years ago. I last saw him at Glasgow cross the last time I was home they have demolished Oatlands and started building new houses for about £200,000 each at one time you could have bought Cumberland street for that money nice to see that you've still got your gorbals humor tell Artie I was Asking for him cheers Eddie

Submitted by: Eddie
Alness
16/06/07

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The anecdotes by ten quid are true! names slightly altered to save embarrassment to people involved and i hope no offense taken by the readers as this was the true GORBALS where children grew up very quickly some to become members of the CUMBIE gang more to come!

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
16/06/07

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Doris McIntyre: yes im the guy we used to print in glesca slang hid to give it up maybe Bush thot we were terrorists but we hid a laff thats one thing they cant stop gorbals folk hivin a laff "OR KIN THEY!"the few pages i was puttin in this site involved the mcmenemies it has alot of cursin n wis actually true might clean it up see wit happens awera best ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
16/06/07

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Hi, My Granddad was John Lynch married to Margaret Ann Norman in 1928. They were married in St Francis church Glasgow. Johns father was Edward Lynch and he was living at 234 Pollokshaws Road in 1901 he was a bricklayer married to Mary. If anyone knows the family please get in touch with me. Thanks

Submitted by: Janet
Lancashire, UK
15/06/07
Email: LYNCHY140121497@aol.com

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Thanks to all those who have contacted me following my message asking about my ma roberta austin, does anyone have any photos of snowdon st, and maybe just someone out there may have a photo of my ma from school or anywhere in the gorbals? I'm still hoping that members of the levy family will get in touch (my late grandmother annie levy /austin finally for today does anyone recall a indian cafe/takeaway it might have been called cafe fedos? thanks

Submitted by: Yasmin (Doris Austins niece)
Cheshire, UK
15/06/07
Email: yasmineasimpson@btinternet.com

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Re Rita Moffat I remember the Coulters Tommy Ralston Mc Quarry rings a bell Didnt know Ben Fox had lost a leg as a boy, but remember him coming back from England with an English wife Annie and he had a little Ford car which he parked at his mothers close No 45. His mother lived 3up and his sister Beatty who married Hughie Coyle they moved to Castlemilk. Ben also had another sister Lizzie who moved to London to her sister Ina he had another 3 brothers I remember Peter Mallon from no43 losing a leg when he came behind the air raid shelter and got knocked down Mary Lumsden married Jackie Mc Crindle think he came from Orchard St, thats who the little girl was called after Jackie died very young. I was frightened from the Kennedys too. My husband used to get a "lend" of his byke all night fo a penny he was called "Pawn" I was also frightened to go in your close too the dare was kick the old womans door on the right and run through the close everyone said she was a witch. I too experienced your Social Mobility thing great to read your letters hope to hear from you again.

Submitted by: Christina and James Philbin
London, UK
15/06/07

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TO JIMMY IN OZ RE: THE REAL GORBALS STORY i wrote the story not for money but because i felt that OUR STORY (that is people like me and you) should come out. Now, people say there have been plenty of stories about the Gorbals written but is that true? No Mean City was a work of fiction based in the 1930s then we had Ralpah Glasser with A Growing Up in the Gorbals and we had other peely wally books which i could not relate to. For example Glaser wrote about the Jewish experience, which i did not experience. i write about EVERYTHING from shopping, the patter, the parties, to the gangs...THE REAL GORBALS STORY...it has been exhaustng over the past three years to do it...but when you read it i am sure you will not be disappointed beasuse, it is (for a change) the REAL MaCOY..there is no substitutes. I wrote it for my mammy and daddy and people like yourself who are far away yet psycholocally so near to the old gorbals. col

Submitted by: Colin Mac
Pontypridd, UK
15/06/07
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com

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TO JIMMY IN OZ RE: THE REAL GORBALS STORY i wrote the story not for money but because i felt that OUR STORY (that is people like me and you) should come out. Now, people say there have been plenty of stories about the Gorbals written but is that true? No Mean City was a work of fiction based in the 1930s then we had Ralpah Glasser with A Growing Up in the Gorbals and we had other peely wally books which i could not relate to. For example Glaser wrote about the Jewish experience, which i did not experience. i write about EVERYTHING from shopping, the patter, the parties, to the gangs...THE REAL GORBALS STORY...it has been exhaustng over the past three years to do it...but when you read it i am sure you will not be disappointed beasuse, it is (for a change) the REAL MaCOY..there is no substitutes. I wrote it for my mammy and daddy and people like yourself who are far away yet psycholocally so near to the old gorbals. col

Submitted by: Colin Mac
Pontypridd, UK
15/06/07
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com

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Yes I remember the wee tarzan and the big nearly broke my neck jumping them I originaly came from 340 Florence St anybody from there?

Submitted by: Alec Mortimer
Leeds, UK
15/06/07
Email: alec494@talktalk.net

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FAO: Gerry McArthur Fire at Florence Street occurred on 25th January 1963 when twelve families had to flee their homes at number 125. See Glasgow Herald 26th January 1963 for a fuller report (available at the Mitchell Library)

Submitted by: Peter Mortimer
Glasgow, UK
15/06/07
Email: pwmortimer40@hotmail.com

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Thanks Amelia your right I remember the Boyle girl but I think Hugh was always in bother but I grew up with Rosemary his sister I hated it cause they lived up pawn close case anyone saw you ha ha love anne

Submitted by: Anne O'neill
St Catharines Ont, Canada
14/06/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Seems I have to put as many? in one letter .Ten Quid hope you are the same one we met on that Record board lots of nasty people., who could not even understawn the McFarlan lang and Glasweigins at that. Jack Duffy, I have been trying to find Tam Wilson for years , we all palled oboot when he used to winch Julia and I was wi Ackie. And for big Rowantree boy so many memories. Big Artie he is doing well , I guess there are so many people left . we should plan on some kind of Reunion . like they have in this country , man what a reception that would be, need a lot of lolly to pull that one off. Can you just see it Oatlands and Gorbals get to=gether take a lot of work as we are all over the bliddy world need to win the big one for to pull it off. It is great to hear from so many people. and Jack if you want to keep in touch great ,England and how long have you lived there. Myself U S A since 58 still dont feel like a yank(grin) again all the best to all Doris Ten Quid love to reed whit yi hiv rote

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre aka Austin
SLO, USA
14/06/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Hi, what happened to Stina Douglas of Errol St. she had a pal called Anna Reilly who married my pals brother, Frank McGregor from Rutherglen Rd. Hope they are all well,Do you know them?.

Submitted by: Stephen Duff
Edinburgh, Scotland
14/06/07
Email: stevieduff1543@hotmail.com

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Hi all Gorbalonians! If u see somebody's name that looks familiar give them a call on SKYPE cost nothing just download it from the net need a microphone speakers talk anywhere in the world for NOTHIN I use it to phone folks with no computers a lot less than phone 2 phone don't like it just delete it!simple! remember give no money n no worries jimmyboyle14 thats my SKYPE name it wont take the place of this great site awe ra best jimmy [ ten quid]

Submitted by:Ten Quid
Australia
14/06/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Born in Oregon St 1926 love to here from around that area.

Submitted by:Duncan Lynch
Taupo, New Zealand
14/06/07
Email: duncanLynch@xtra.co.nz

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Looking for Violet Cook ex wife of John Broadley, I last heard of her in Castlemilk, she had a daughter Kathleen and a son John, who are my cousins. Also,Hughie Douglas from Cumberland St, we were born up the same close within an hour of each other, Thank You, Andy

Submitted by:Andy clarke(aka. Smith)
Ontario, Canada
14/06/07
Email: andrewclarke@canada.com

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Does anyone know sisters Claire and Mary-Jane Tunilla who lived at the circus in Toryglen ? Their mum is called Lorraine, (maiden name Taylor). Any information would be much appreciated. . .

Submitted by: Karen
Yorkshire, England
13/06/07
Email: karenevernden@btinternet.com

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Anyone remember a circus that came to thistle street in the 1950's? A little girl had polio and the circus came, that was a big deal for us kids then. They paid tribute to her, it was really a great thing that they did that.

Submitted by: Marie
USA
13/06/07

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Does anyone out there remember jumping off the 'wee' or 'big' TARZAN situated between thistle st and crown street?!!

Submitted by: Thomas Boyce
Glasgow, Scotland
12/06/07
Email: theborf@hotmail.co.uk

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To all those who remember folk from 66 McNeil St Gorbals in the 40's 50's and early sixties-or even before! Here is a snapshot from the around 1948. First right low down single end Jane Coulter and Husband -don't know her married name. She moved to 2 up right with daughters Helen and Beth. Beth was profoundly deaf. Low down left Annie and Ben Fox with family Ben - lost a leg as a boy, Francis, and Marie Marie was pally with my sister Janet Moffat. First right The Moffat's Rab, Annie, Lizzie, and James, grandchildren Rita and Janet. Tommy Ralston lived in the middle and he suffered from what they called then, Melancholia. First left lived the McQuarrie's Mr McQuarry and his daughter Helen. She worked for UCBS Bakery.2nd stair up left was Mr McGilvary seniour and Mr McGilvery junior. The elder was a Provi man. In the far lobby was Jane And Sam Doak brother and sister - in their 70's. Next door was the Foley's just a husband and wife though when they died I think some relatives got the house. Three stairs up Mr Mrs Coulter the elder , he was a tailor and she was an invalid. The middle was my aunt and uncle Jock and Cathie Ha! wkins, their family Robert, Archie, John James and Billy The Moffat's lived here before moving down to on e up right. Next door lived Shuggie and Nancy Samson-large family of thirteen Kate, Anne etc. Can anybody fill in gaps from the decades from the thirties- early forties or anyone I have missed out. Cheers to you all.

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
12/06/07
Email: mmilne@jwheatley.ac.uk

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My family lived in Eglinton and Fulton streets before I was born. I grew up near Anniesland on Dosk Avenue. Anyone, or anyone know anyone, who was sent to Aberfoyle during the war when Glasgow was evacuated?

Submitted by: Elaine Hadden
Golladay Greenville, South Caroline
11/06/07
Email: egolladay@bellsouth.net

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F.A.O: Doris McIntyre - Austin I remember you from St Bonaventures I was in the same class as Eddie Crawford, Tam Wilson and Cody Rowantree. I remember you were pals with Julia Murray, Rose Douglas regards to Artie all the best Jack.

Submitted by: Jack Duffy
Basingstoke, England
10/06/07

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Still hoping to find someone who knew the Maddens of Hospital Street back in the early 50's. Many thanks to Amelia for her reply despite the fact that she did not know them. How about the Mulraney's who lived on Portugal Street I think?

Submitted by: Susan
LA, USA
10/06/07

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FAO James Philbin: Saw Bert this morning at mass he would love to get in touch with you through a letter but he hasn't your address and his computer isn't on. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Arbroath, Scotland
10/06/07
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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Does anyone remember anyone with the surname Waddell who lived in the gorbals? This could be as far back as the 1911 and up to the this day. I am trying to trace my grandfathers family. Mother jane rae, father james waddell. He had 2 brothers one sister don't know their names, My grand father left the gorbals round 1917, join the Gordon Highlanders. He last saw one of his Brothers in singapore during the war. It's not much to go on, but its all i have. Does anyone know the background of Waddell St & Court? Who were they named after?

Submitted by: Eric Waddell
Arbroath, Scotland
10/06/07
Email: Ericwaddell@msn.com

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I am looking for old pals i used to work with in galloways butchers factory at the corner of thistle street and cleland street in the sixties; stella macdonough and teresa murray, we really enjoyed working there, we used to call ourselves the quality street gang for a laugh. My young sister used to work there also her name was isabel, would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or any of the others pat birrell

Submitted by: Patricia Birrell
Glasgow, Scotland
08/06/07
Email: ax.birrell@sky.com

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looking for relatives of john taylor also known as larry, he was my father, he had a brother called dunkie, who stayed in scotland street, we stayed in lawmoor street, i remember dunkies children sammy and ellen, i think sammy was a football player, my mothers name was kate taylor, if this jogs anyones memory i would be grateful if you would get in touch, patricia taylor (daughter)

Submitted by: Patricia Birrell
Glasgow, Scotland
08/06/07
Email: ax.birrell@sky.com

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To Betty Earl, I read your note wondering how many cousins you have out there. My father was born at 103 Crown St. His mother was Annie McDonald, then Walker, then Cook. There were 9 children, Wullie, Charlie, Josie, John, James, Robert, Andrew and Sadie Cook. My father was the baby, and became known as George Walker because of all of his brothers, but he was really a Cook. Do you remember them?

Submitted by: Suzanne McNab
Medford, NJ USA
08/06/07
Email: nabber@verizon.net

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Hi Maria - I'm Margo's neice she lives in Syndey but we keep in close contact - my kids are going down to see her this week-end - I'll let her know about you posting - this is a great web-site! Cheers Margaret Rose

Submitted by: Margaret Rose
Brisbane, Australia
08/06/07
Email: margaret_klibbe@hotmail.com

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Could anyone help me to find the old 78 record of 'In Dear Old Glasgow' Toon sung by the Five Smith Brothers. Billy Graham my father wrote it along with J stevenson, the copy we had was damaged. Thanks again, Ian.

Submitted by: Ian Graham
Innellan, Scotland
07/06/07
Email: ian.graham40@virgin.net

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Hi i am trying to locate anyone who would know anything about my grandparents John & Rose Griffin. They lived on kidson st on the south side of Glasgow. They had four children Molly, Rose, John & cathie. My grans maiden name was Rose MCQuire and her family came from County Cork Ireland. They had relatives who lived in oatlands and their name Stewart uncle Robert and he kept pigeons also i beleive they had relatives in the USA and think their name was white have no idea were they where in the states would appreciate hearing from anyone thank you Rose Sly.

Submitted by: Rose Sly
BC, Canada
07/06/07
Email: rose316@shaw.ca

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Has anyone got photos of James street, near Gorbals cross, around the 1950's ?

Submitted by: Di Meo Francis (Franco)
Luzemburg
07/06/07
Email: francis.di-meo@ec.europa.eu

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I am asking if anyone remembers the Derrick from Benthall street. There is an old pal of jimmy Derricks Wassel Dooley who would like to contact him.

Submitted by: Michael Dooley
Gorbals, Glasgow
07/06/07
Email: m.tobin754@btinternet.com

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Hi there Doris Austin i see u wondering about the twins answer yes n funny i had been writing about the gorbals for many years (hasnt everybody!)n i tried to put a page in these anecdotes but i think it has been knocked back a bit crude but truthful n it contained a piece with the twins. I may try again awera best ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
06/06/07

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F.A.O Mick connolly any chance i can have a copy of that pic of the pend you mentioned or al no be bringing any plain breed when a come tae vist ta big bro

Submitted by: Rosetta Connelly
Glasgow, Scotland
06/06/07
Email: xscotsbelle@aol.com

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I remember Hugh Douglas from Cumberland St. He was always in some kind of trouble, we all got into trouble back then. He had cousins that lived in Errol St, Stina Douglas and her older sister. Stina had a pal Annie Reilly, Annies mother had a fruit store. Using my sons computer do not have an email.

Submitted by: Jimmy Grant
London, England
05/06/07

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The Doran family moved to California, and so did the Keenans. I lived across the street from Helen Boyd my sister Kathleen was pals with the sister with the blonde curly hair. They lived above the Steels. This is some answers for about three different letters hope you all get to spot it.

Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyrre)
Slo, USA
05/06/07

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FAO: Maria Welsh, the last I heard of margo was that she moved to london and became a ambulance driver way back in the early 60s.

Submitted by: Owen
Glasgow, Scotland
05/06/07
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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Ah colin hope you do ok with the book, but there have been so many gorbals stories put too paper it will have to be something special to make a quid like lots of us who have tried and failed i wish you awera best and i will read it with interest jimmy.

Submitted by: Jimmy
Oz
05/06/07

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FAO: James Philbin bert was asking for you his internet isn't working so he said he hadn't heard from you. Didn't know if you were away your holidays. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
04/06/07
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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FAO Anne O'Neil (Canada) I knew the two girls that they married Hugh married the girl Mary O'Boyle (Boyle) and John married a girl called Jean Pirie. I think Hugh is still living and also Jean Pirie.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
04/06/07
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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To Alex Innes Alum I've tried to contact you on the email address you gave on Gorbals Live but it keeps bouncing back. If you want to have a chat about Mcneil St folks contact me on mmilne@jwheatley.ac.uk Kind regards Rita Moffat (Now Maggie milne)

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
04/06/07
Email: mmilne@jwheatley.ac.uk

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To James and Christina Philbin, As I said before it was a joy to hear from folk that remember my grannnie and I keep looking at your email and the people you mentioned. Things I remember.... Mary Lumsden had a daughter I think her name was Jacqueline and she was pals with my sister Janet Moffat. Mary's mother was blind or had very poor eye sight. The Kennedy twins were pretty wild as children and we were a bit scared of them. Do you remember any of the Moffat's as individuals? There was Rab my grandfather loved his whisky telling yarns from WW1 and poaching for salmon. Lizzie my mother a quiet hardworking soul; James who was in the Royal Navy during the War; Alan who was great joker and singer, (he lived up the same close as the Fosters his family was Annette, Nan, Jean, Helen and Alan); My Auntie Cathy a fishmonger who lived 3 up at 66 Mcneill St and had 5 boys, a great story teller to kids she by then was a Hawkins; Bobby who died young leaving a family of 5-Loved Jimmy Shand and a pint or 6; Nancy who kept my grandfather Rab's fire kindeled after my grannie died in 1949; May who went to live in Oz in the the 1950's; Ina who used to curl my poker straight hair as a child with tongs heated over the gas-can smell the burnt hair even now; Auntie Peggie the oldest, my special favourite who was married to Jimmy McLaughlin; Nettie who went to live in London-she took me on a visit to her flat at Peabody Buildings in the East End of London in the year of the coronation. I Had a great time singing A Gordon for Me at the street party. They have all gone now, but live on in my memory and hopefully some others like you good selves. Regards to you and yours - an absolute pleasure to hear from you keep in touch.

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
04/06/07
Email: mmilne@jwheatley.ac.uk

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Did the Mcmenemy twins run around with John McCue Frank Wilson and such I thought that they were born in New York but raised in the gorbals, so they must have been born 1940 or 41 now. The moonies they all went to Brooklyn New York Eddie and his brother and sister all related to the McGlouglans from Garn Gad.

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, USA
04/06/07

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Hi Tricia and Jennifer, thanks for getting back to me it's not my moms cousin it's my nannas. Her name was Lilian Shelton (nee McEwan) she was born in Fife, 1932. Don't know if that name rings any bells for you, but I do know that your granma and mine lost touch in the late 40's. Thanks again for getting back to me, it'll be nice to be able to fill in some gaps in the family tree!

Submitted by: Lauren
USA
03/06/07

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I am trying to trace any of the levy family, my grandmother was called annie, she died in childbirth. She married my grandfather robert austin. They had 2 children artie and roberta austin, also does any of the family called black who may know of my mum and uncle artie get in touch? Thank you yasmine

Submitted by: Yasmine
Cheshire, UK
02/06/07
Email: yasmineasimpson@btinternet.com

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FAO: james philban aye you were right about it being waddell court they lived next to the whisky bond at the clyde side

Submitted by: Rosetta Connolly
Glasgow, Scotland
02/06/07
Email: xscotsbelle@aol.com

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I thank all of the people who have taken the time to reply to my niece Yasmines? about her mother my sister Roberta Austin. And if some of her cousins on the Blacks and Wier side who all used to live in Silver fir st or Oregon st, oh and ten Quid good to see you are alive and kicking big Slugger says he is still singing and trying to dance, him and Alex still the best of brothers. Cheers Doris Austin

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
Slo, California
01/06/07

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This is a great site, since i put my email address on it i've had three uncles left me anything from £200,000 to £5oo,000 more jesus freaks trying to get me to invest their money in my bank do you think i should entertain them? What planet are these people from what would you do

Submitted by: Eddie
Alness
01/06/07

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Can anyone give me info on sonny dunn. He was married to my great aunt janet who lived across from firhill park. She had two dogs by her side as she was in a wheelchair. I think sonny owned taxies in glasgow and had fruit stalls. thanks for any info you can give.

Submitted by: Jim Steen
Toms River, USA
01/06/07
Email: jm7ste@aol.com

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Re: Betty Skyme I went to school with Tilly (Matilda) Mullen who had a sister called Nan. I didnt know of an Edward but knew a relative had a child died after contracting whooping cough. We used to go to Richmond Park every afternoon Tilly Mary Foster and I with our babies and as soon as Tilly heard anyone coughing she would dive off shouting Ill see you tomorrow that sounds like whooping cough. I have tried to get i touch with her through this site but no luck she married Joe Simms who was manager of Cochranes grocers in rutherglen Road. She lived at the first close in Moffatt Street had two sons little blonde boys then a little girl with red hair just like Tilly, I lost touch heard they had moved to Govanhill area of Glasgow.

Submitted by: Christina Philbin
London, UK
01/06/07

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TO James and Christina Philbin, I was a great joy to get your message. The thing that made it for me was the dettol story, as my Grannie was the unnoficial midwife for the area and delivered may weans into the world. She was an angel. Remember folks this was pre NHS waiting lists and pre NHS full stop. If you did not have money for a doctor or a midwife you did without. All of the folk you mentioned I knew each and every one, but can't remember the Dorans unless it was the family related to the Foleys who moved into their house 2 up and in the corner of the far wee nook and cranny corner. My uncle was Jimmy McLaughlin who owned the fruit and veg shop in McNeil St he used to supply me with as much "chipped apples" and other fruit as I wanted. So much so that the outside toilet had to be visited a bit too often. His wife Peggie was my favourite Auntie and survived him till last year when she died-missing her 99th Birthday by 10 days. I worked in the Pig and Whistle in my mini skirted heyday with Jimmy and Rose and Mr McAuley was the owner then, a big Irish Gentleman. He had an awful accident one day when he fell down the the trap door right down into the celler. Big man took an tumble a broke several bones, and was never quite the same person after that accident. I could go on and on..... Could you let me know the names of the Dorans and where the lived in 66 McNeil St from 1948? I have a good memory and hate if I can't place people. Lovely to hear from you -fair gave me a lift- particularly about my Grannie Rita Moffat

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
01/06/07
Email: mmilne@jwheatley.ac.uk

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