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 Post subject: August 2007
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Hello Nancy Shankland, I was out on my bike down Cumberland Street I met you and my mate Archie Bowman at the corner of Salisbury Street, this must have been 1963!! This was the first time I met you and that day I got my first kiss from you down in the auld houses, I was mates with Billy for a long time, you wont remember my name but I wonder if you remember that day, I haven't. Regards Jimmy

Submitted by: Jimmy
London, England
31/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Nancy Hi again. You've got a very good memory - you jogged mine Rose and Jimmy did work at that other Bar before the "piggie". God it seems sooooooo long ago. I used to trot about the bar in the 60's with a wee mini skirt - would get arrested if I was caught with that now. I will be 65 come next March and I am still working full time and loving it! Want to keep going till I (eventually) drop. Don't know if its the money or sheer force of habit. Spend a lot of my dosh on my growing band of grandweans and great grandweans. (what's new!), the latter consists of a wee boy just 6 weeks old and two mad year and half old girls. Margaret's Jade is a great laugh she is pally with a couple of people who used to be on a training course that I ran in the old library in McNeil Street. Has Jade got any weans? How about yourself? What about the rest of the family there must be a good wee bunch of next generation Shanklands. The Gorbals would not be the same without them. I have spent the last 5 years working in Easterhouse - good people but not a patch on the Gorbalites. Best wishes to all. Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
31/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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FAO Nancy Shankland I remember Billy you were a wee lassie the last time I saw you didn't Freddie and Pat Yule live above you I also remember Jo McLafferty, Alice Lyons, Charlie Screen and Betty Brooks used to beat all the guys at moshie I hope your family are well

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
30/08/07
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk

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Any of the boys or girls around who hung around the beehive corner at Thistle Street and Cumberland Street across from the Cosy Bar. The years would be late fifties to mid sixties. I often think of my old friends Podgie, Spike, Dougie, Bruin, Matt Bradey, Hughie McGinley, Frank Conner, Buff, Eddie Walker and John Cambell. What great times we had back then football, jumps, rat catching, bogies, running in and out the cosy barand midden raking. Nae haufs nae quarters nae bits. Great days, great times would be great to hear from any of them

Submitted by: Tam
England
29/08/07
Email: numptynuts9@yahoo.com

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Hello to everyone. Looking for some information. Has St Johns chapel been knocked down and if it has, where has all the records gone. Trying to find records of my young brother. Who died on 17 may 1958 age 2yrs we've been everywhere. Hope some one out ther can help lots of thanks

Submitted by: David McKay
Irvine, Scotland
29/08/07
Email: david_mckay1@hotmail.com

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F A O Tam Lennie, Hi Tam it must be about forty odd years since I last saw you, just saw your wee blog on this site I suppose like the rest of us you have retired from the rat race how is your dad keeping he must be a good age now every time I talk to June Lennie there is another on off the planet anyway Tam it's nice to see your still going strong drop us a line and I'll keep you up to date Eddie

Submitted by: Eddie Crawford
Alness, Scotland
29/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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F.A.O. Thomas Stobbie, Sorry to tell you Thomas but to my knowledge Swan St was not in the Gorbals it was off Canal st nearest main road was Dobbies Loan and that was the other side of the Clyde. There is a Swanston St but that is in Bridgeton which is also accross the "watter" from the Gorbals. I have a street directory which was called Frame,s V.P. Street Directory cost two shillings in old money. The 2 schools that you also went to you were not in the Gorbals.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
29/08/07
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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Hello eddie from alness thanks for the memories about knots resturant in florence st i can still smell the the ribs cabbage and totties the mince and peas but especially the dumpling.did you no the dumpling wis made in the wash house in the back it must have been the biggest in the world.the old sooside patter wis when red church in rutherglen rd wis bombed during the war the germins were aiming for knots trying to starve out the gorbals.another tale wis the dumpling wis that big deserters hid in it during the war. tam lennie of florence st cheers eddie

Submitted by: Colin Mac
Pontypridd, UK
29/08/07

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To all those people who asked about my book...the real gorbals story... which is out on sep 6 here is part of the first page... Colin MacFarlane First Page: Chapter 1 MURDER POLIS Tell me a story Tell me a story Tell me a story, before Ah go tae sleep. Tell me aboot the birds and bees, Tell me aboot the little trees, Tell me a story, before Ah go tae sleep. Gorbals nursery rhyme Once upon a time in the Gorbals, there was a dilapidated public house called the Britannia. It was a seedy Victorian establishment, situated at the bottom of a grimy tenement block that had seen far better days. But the legendary Britannia was still very popular with the hundreds of heavy drinkers and hard cases who frequented the place. Known locally as 'the Brit', the bar was situated right in the heart of the notorious old Gorbals, on the corner of Thistle Street and Rutherglen Road. It had long been branded as a drinking shop that catered primarily for winos, bampots, headbangers and generally the element of society that most respectable people went out of their way to avoid. The Brit had become known for being the roughest, toughest drinking den in the whole of Glasgow and it had no problem at all living up to that dubious reputation. We used to joke that the pub was so rough that anyone in there without a scar was probably a tourist. It was even said that the Brit was ! so intimidating the police rarely ventured inside because they were too afraid of what might happen in such an unpredictable environment. When we Gorbals street boys looked through the smoke-stained windows of the Brit, the scene resembled not so much something you might expect from the so-called swinging 60s but rather a scene from the impoverished 30s.

Submitted by: Colin Mac
Pontypridd, UK
29/08/07
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com

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The name of the Gorbals Bars the 1950s 1) milligans Bar 2) Mclarens 4) CamdenVaults 6) The Oaktree. To the best of my Knowledge that the names I remember. The other two I cannot remember there names. I hope this of help to you.

Submitted by: J Kerr
Pickering, Canada
28/08/07
Email: kerjoseph@hotmail.com

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Well that is unreal, ma Maw she was a hawker went ti the Brigate many a cauld morning wi her but the mince and tatties was always a treat. Aye ma Da he sung my love is like a red red rose only when he was steaming , (every week end) lets face it all the men used to poor their hearts out when they were drinking and a lot of no bad chanters at that , some great parties, Me Artie and Bertha we used to drain all the empties put it back into a bottle and sell it for coppers to who ever needed a curer fur their sore heids, one letter from America asked why do we miss it well I dont think it is a case of missing all the poverty and if you were a real Glaswigin you just knew how to not get messed wi all the neds and bullies that is why they all hid wee gangs to feart to walk by themself not all of them but hey there were Neds oot in the county as well, tackled a few of them braw lads from Wishaw when we used to go visit inlaws on ma brother Arhtur side but we did allright, ! and it is all part of our memories that we make as we go through life some good bad and just plain fugly. Oh and aye ah remember Sparrow McLain used to winch a sparrow but he was from I think Caly road then Anna Birrle she stole ma first love Ha Ha hope she is doing well she was from the Gorbals and has the nicest smile . Sorry to hear that Donald Peden passed he was a looker to was there just two brothers or three . Will have to ask Ackey when I talk to him. If all goes well with ma two sisters Irene and Kathleen we hope to visit Scotland in the spring dont like cauld weather. So we will be chapping on a few doors wi a cake in hand for a cuppa and a good blether. Ten Quid laddie hope all is going well with you it is a real drag for some of us that have to go through what is in our path of life, sucks for a lot of us but what hell just hiv ti git oan wi it like we have a choice. Still waiting oan any pictures of any of you see if I can remember all the faces, me I still hive the roon face wi a few wrinkles but still going strong. Oh and please tell Angie master son a hello from me. I can still laugh when John McCue brought all the weans that he had in a soccer team he brought them all to New York and their eyes were spinning in there nappers like peeries as they had never seen so much food and the fuss getting made over them the yakns loved them and you know how we spoke when we first get aff the plain it was a forieng language! the americans thought that we sound like we are singing aye till they picked up on fur effs sake so a lot of them got a skite oan the heid now that is what we laugh at ourselfs forget the miserable times and old Gray building and over crowded hooses. Man here it is the Mexicans we have families that are twenty handedand living in with a bit of luck a four bedroom hoose or even weeire, but you do what it takes to get to your goals or dreams without the lamenting. Oh does anyone know of a paper on the garn gard or springburn like this one if so could use it. So best of health ti every one and life is just life easier fur sum than others so again enjoy DAM

Submitted by: Doris Slo,
California
28/08/07

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FAO: Dam - Hi Doris did you get the photos I sent to your niece Yasmine as I did not have your email address? Hi Ten Quid, sorry to hear you have been unwell, keep up the old Gorbals spirit, hope you will be back online shortly Jack.

Submitted by: Jack Duffy
Basingstoke, Hampshire
28/08/07
Email: jduffy4@sky.com

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Hi does any one remember the burke family from herbertson street around 1950s and onwards. My grandad matt, and his brothers chic and alex. Would love to hear any stories or if any one has any pictures, i would gladly pay for. Can i also say a big thank you to pat gibbons for the photos, my dad loved them. Sorry it took so long to get back to you. thanks donna.

Submitted by: Donna Burke
Glasgow, Scotland
28/08/07
Email: hamill920@yahoo.co.uk

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FAO: Cheryl Dearie - I remember your da very well his pals were bimbo mcquire and danny whose surname i forget. geoff shaw lived in clelland st i'm sorry wee billy is not with us now he was a good lad most of the time lol

Submitted by: Patrick Holland
London, England
28/08/07
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk

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I worked for 12 years in Norfolk court high rise, Gorbals Cross. I worked as a conicierge. I have in my possession many photographs of Gorbals streets taken before the final demolition. I may well have your street. I also have photos of how Gorbals looks now. Get in touch if you have a street in mind. There is also a book published called "The Gorbals ans Illustrated History, my idea but I didnt write it, you will find in of interest Bye for now, Norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
27/08/07
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

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hi ten quid sorry to hear you dont feel to well at the moment anyway keep your fighting spirit up I don't think you will remember about fifty years ago we went to the gorbals swimming baths when it was closed for renevations i'am sure your dad was the caretaker and he let us in me you and tam wilson half the pool was full of scaffolding but that didn't stop us from going mental in the pond that was a great time so take care jim hope you get into the pool soon

Submitted by: Eddie
Alness, Scotland
26/08/07

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Macbride looking for the Macbrides 167 hosptial st.

Submitted by: Ian Morrison
Renfrew
25/08/07
Email: gus-sam@ntlworld.com

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Hi Rita moffat thank you for answering my message our margaret is still friendly with Billy and Mirriam Jade is margarets daughter. Our john and Patsy and billy all send their regards to you and remember you well and I remember jimmy and rose from the piggie well sure they worked in the Maxwell bar at our corner first and then the pig well rita keep well bye for now nancy shankland

Submitted by: Nancy Shankland
Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/07

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THIS is to Doris Austin there is a young family living in your auld hoose the mother is a hauker doon the brigait. I was telling oor john about you on the web site so he had a good few funny stories to tell us about the old days. I am the second youngest but i remember your mum and dad he used to sing a song my love is like a red red rose and oor betty who is our youngest at 52 and myself remember edward brought us back toys from the merchant navy and oor john said he got him a jacket he will never forget it it was red satin with a dragon on the back. My mum and dad died aged 66yrs that was 18 yrs ago but still miss them My mum spoke highly about your mum. Well doris do you remember sparra mclean if so he still lives in the same house at no 3 benthall st Ill say bye for now keep well nancy shankland x

Submitted by: Nancy Shankland
Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/07

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Hello Nancy Shankland, I went to Hayfield Primary with your sister Betty. Amazingly I met her in town about six months ago. I hadn't seen her since 1964, when we moved away from the Gorbals to Camlachie. Betty hadn't changed a bit. Still recognised her after all that time. Hope all your family are well

Submitted by: Peter Mortimer
Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/07
Email: pwmortimer40@hotmail.com

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Help please for my researches into the names of the following pubs in the Gorbals; 1) 368 Crown Street (nw corner Caledonia Road 2) 374 Crown Street (sw corner Caledonia Road) 3) 118 Kidston Street (corner Naburn Street) 4) 154 Camden Street (corner Caledonia Road) 5) 59 Camden Street (corner Errol Street) 6) 87 Camden Street (corner Cumberland Street)

Submitted by: Peter Mortimer
Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/07
Email: pwmortimer40@hotmail.com

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Lived in The Bridgegate in 60s early 70s with my mum Bridget dad Wullie, Sisters Ann, margaret. Brothers, Brian, Alan and Twin Albert. We went to Gorbals primary Buchan street, early 60s then Abbotsford. Some family in Cowcaddens and myself Eric in Blackpool. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers us. Have great memories of playing in the Gorbals.

Submitted by: Eric & Albert Reynolds
Briggait Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/07
Email: ericrpunk@blueyonder.co.uk

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I see that the Gorbals is built up from the past old dreary place. I am glad I don't live their anymore and I don't understand why people write about missing it! I myself are glad to live in a place so peaceful and free from all the neds!

Submitted by: Tom Miller
Indian Lake N.Y, USA
23/08/07

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Hi does anyone remember me Thomas Stobbie I used to live in Swan Street in the Gorbals from 1941 - 1952? I later got a job on the buses and married Sandra McDonald and moved to Australia. My best pal was Billie Holland and I went to Milton Primary school then on to City Public Senior Secondary if anyone has any old school photos from then could you contact me I would love to see them thanks Thomas.

Submitted by: Thomas Stobbie
Tabourie Lake, Australia
24/08/07
Email: robkitkatee@hotmail.com

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Hello Alec Mackin, (Aky) hope your feeling a lot better now. Luv Linda & Jamie XX

Submitted by: Linda Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
23/08/07
Email: lindafletcher10@btinternet.com

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Hi Cathy Kennedy, Canada. Nice to hear from you and that you were a friend of Winnie Curran's (my cousing).Winnie's Mum Jessie is still going strong tho her dad John passed on several years ago. John McLellan was also my cousing and sadly John passed on several year ago too, he was only 51yrs it was very sad. John was married to Irene and they had two daughters Karen & Pauline, unfortunately John never saw his Grandchildren but he has 3 grandaughters now. Sorry to be passing sad news. Not sure if you knew that Winnie is also widowed now Donald Peden passed on some time ago, but as far as I know she's doing ok. Take Care. Linda Fletcher xx Hi Anonymous from 31/12/06, just happened to be browsing some of last years notes and saw yours re the May Procession. I was in the May Procession and remember walking in the Gorbals however Im sure we did that the week after our Holy Communion and not throughout the entire month of May. Cheers.

Submitted by: Linda Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
23/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Hello all, Ten Quid sorry to hear you have to go for more treatment , it is a bummsr, but if it keeps you alive and you can handle it that will be fine. We are going through a lot of sickness in the family at the moment one of my sisters and nephew plus a niece . So you better no be doing any more fast driving and fires you get to the stage when you have to pay to get it done breaks ma wallet but what the heck nae choice, so take it easy, and hope all goes well with your treatment. Hey to the Shanklins I remember the family , I mean Bevthall St roon the courner and was not the Factoes close on Bethall St I remember three quid a month then my last recollection was up to a pearl diver (fiver) and whit ma maw hid tae go through ti get the rent money John the Pawn he must hiv been a millionair , all the swag and gear he would give you a few measly shillings for. We of course used to slag him and call him a real 5 to 2 even although our family were all so mixed Caflics Proddyies and jews oh but now ah would take up to much space to say how many different cultures we have , but as the auld saying goes we are awe is it Jock Tamsons Bairns read that some were. See some one is going at the mix wi a widden spoon trying ti get Jim Steens attention some folks ur no happy unless they are stirring up trouble mayby it is his cousin in Florida same name hey Jim In Florida tok yir advice and stayed in ca that was one of the things he told me when I met him at his Aunty Beckys hoose in Florida nice man. Ten Quid maybe they dinna understaun yir Mc Farlang lang when you send in yir wee bits remember it was all before tis a new breed of Scots that are reading the letters hope it winae Ha Ha Policital , and what about the bampot at Glasgow airport , some of the e-mails are to funny on that one . great as always Glasgow sense of humour.So again hope all is well an ah cannie believe that a couple of the Shanklins are still living in Benthall st magic. Wonder who is living in oor auld hoose no 2 lowdoon ti the right. And John McCue he is still going strong last I heard . Whit aboot yir cousin in Edinburgh ah hear that he is doing real well and involed in a lot for families and underprivleged kids always good to know that out there some Glaswiegin is doing his part for the world , me ah hiv six granchildren and we help take care of them nae bother. all my thoughts and good feelng for every one D>A>M

Submitted by:Doris McIntyre aka Austin
California, USA
23/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Hi Nancy, Yes I remember your family well -particularly Patsy, Billy and John. You could always tell a Shankland by their beautiful blonde hair. I remember meeting Jade some 6 years ago when I worked for Gorbals Initiative. I forget though who she is connected to. I lived up above the Pig and Whistle and worked with Rose and Jimmy in the "olden days". I am related to Billy and John Hawkins who were friendly with your brothers in their younger days. Some of your sisters might remember Annette, Jean or Nan Moffat who also stayed in the same street as me. I hope you are all doing well and are hale and hearty. Rita

Submitted by:Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
23/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Surely someone out there can remember our family, parents Harry and Betty Mullan, Evelyn, me, Stephen and Isobel, 358 Mathieson Street then 24 Waddell Court. Left Waddell Court 1970 five years after our da died.

Submitted by: Stephen Mullan
Stirlingshire, Scotland
21/08/07
Email: csmullan@aol.com

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Hi Gorbalonians ! I've just read some of the stories.. I am Nancy Shankland, 1 of 7.. Maria, John, Patsy, Margaret, Billy, Betty.. We lived in Benthall St, me and Margaret still live there.. Jean Duffy (nee Logan) says Hi to all that remember her as she remember's everybody on this website... so nothing changes there ha ha.... So if you's remember us, let us know.. take care x

Submitted by: Nancy Shankland
Glasgow, Scotland
21/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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DAM, EDDIE, JACK DUFFY I sent in some anecdotes but they never got put on the board in answer to u all I dont know if it was the webmaster (I doubt)or my computer I start treatment again Thursday n don't feel too good at the moment to go over them again but I assure u all when I'm ok again SOON! I will do it all over again may yer god be with u whoever she is awera best ten quid Note from Webmaster, no more messages received Ten Quid not my fault, hope you feel better soon

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
21/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Linda Fletcher,I went about with Winnie for a few years, it was before we left school, when they moved to Castlemilk I would stay the week-end there. Is her mum still living in Castlemilk...Winnie had a cousin John McClelland, we used to go to his house in Waddle St. how is he doing? Cheers Cathy.....

Submitted by: Cathy Kennedy
Toronto, Canada
21/08/07
Email: cathykennedy25@hotmail.com

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Howye, A couple of years ago I posted on here, A woman got in touch with me and we subsequently found out we were related, I had some computer problems and lost her e-mail address, if you read this can you get back in touch, thanks......

Submitted by: Andy Magennis
Orangeville, Canada
20/08/07
Email: amagenc590@rogers.com

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To James and Christina Philbin or anyone who can jog their memory, As related previously I lived at 66 Mcneil Street and would sometimes venture into the closes and backcourt directly across the street. I don't know if my memory is playing tricks or not, (at my age it does sometimes) but I remember what I think were oval tin plaques with the number of people residing in the "dwelling house" I was reading a book recently about the various epidemics of scarlet fever and even more serious conditions which broke out periodically in Gorbals and how Glasgow Corporation tried to restrict the numbers of people living in houses. Can anyone remember such info outside the doors of tenement flats in the Gorbals or any other area in Glasgow? Does anyone recall such occurences as typhoid fever? Cheers Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
20/08/07

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Just to put a few things right on this board. 1. I have never known the person called andrea. 2. nor have i ever meet a person called andrea. jim

Submitted by: Jim
Toms River, USA
20/08/07
Email: jm7@aol.com

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I am looking for my aunty Violet Broadley, her maiden name was Cook, I last heard of her at 917 London Rd. She was married to John Broadley, divorced and had a daughter Kathleen and a son John. I last saw her in Castlemilk, but I don't know if she lived there, thank you

Submitted by: Andy Clarke (aka Smith)
Scarborough, Canada
19/08/07
Email: andrewclarke@canada.com

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I remember going to stay with my granny black in shaw street and playing in the middens. My mum was marion back, her brothers are thomas, henry and duncan and wee sister anne. Just found lots of old photos some date back to 1938 with linnie austin, another date not known marion black nee gardner with madge Mcarthur another with bobby mack 1941 and 1940 with thomas, matt, sall vaughn with my granny, theres also loads more but no names and dates. There is loads of her when she worked at the hip yard. Its lovley to read this site for all the stories and names people remember that sound familiar.

Submitted by: Jackie
Southampton, England
18/08/07
Email: rubyjac@fsmail.net

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F.A.O wee mick or rosseta connoly. Hi, my name is john mulligan. I remember your ma and wee da and all your family very well. Me and mick had our fair share of fun along with jim curry, the mcgrory's ,mcfaddens and the mair twins, who all hailed from waddell court. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or my sister marie or wee bro eddie.

Submitted by: John Mulligan
Dubai, UAE
18/08/07
Email: mull712000@yahoo.co.uk

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Does anyone know an irene o'neill who lived in the gorbals in the 60s. I used to know her when i lived in govan and she came through to visit her gran. Brian

Submitted by: Brian McClelland
Glasgow, Scotland
17/08/07
Email: b.mcclelland28@tiscali.co.uk

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If you lived in the Gorbals in the forties there was a resturant you all should know, it was near the bottom of Florence Street and it sold the biggest dumpling you ever saw totties, cabbage and rbis cost only sixpence a plate his totties peas and mince were the best you ever ate but Mr Knott's dumpling with custard just effen great does that bring any memories for you ten quid?

Submitted by: Eddie
Alness, Scotland
16/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Hi James Fletcher I remember you very well much more your brother Billy I remember you when you lived at 56 Cavendish St 1st floor next door to Linda Bonner you also had The Milligans and the McDonaghs same landing Do you remember them I'm trying to contact make contact with Ann McDonagh I remember she went to Carnwardric or Arden when the powers that be decideed it would be in our best interests to knock our houses down. My family moved to Hutchesontown the same as yours I know you lived on the ground floor corner house not sure of your address. Nice to see a familiar name think I remember your wife

Submitted by: Isabela Henriques
Rotherham, England
16/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Hi Anne O'Neill, nice to hear from you, Winnie Curran has been living in Corby N.Hants for many years. Jessie (her Mum) still going strong, however unfortunately, John (her Dad) passed on several years ago. Winnie married Donald Peden and they had 3 boys? (I think) dont have much contact with them since Uncle John died. Winnie is widowed now too Donald passed on a few years back due to a tragic accident. As far as I know they are all doing ok. I know that Cathy Curran's daughter Kerry Golding was into tracing family and friends from years back tho not quite sure her method if it was via internet etc. Hope this answers some of your questions and again it was really nice of you to respond. Take Care Luv. Linda

Submitted by: Linda Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
16/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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To Linda Fletcher it was great you going on line as I've been trying to get anything on Winnie Curran as that was my pal for years till I came to Canada, I forgot her mans name I still have photos of her ma, I lived on Barlia Dr she croftfoot, I still see us in our fur coats she had a wee turned up nose I mind Peeden but I left just after she started going with him fine boy at that time, is her parents gone as I'm over here since 63 and I'm 62 so its a long time but I'll watch for you on line as I look every day thanks again Linda love Axxxxx

Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
Ontario, Canada
14/08/07
Email: anneoneill44@hotmail.com

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Its me yasmine again DAMs niece, I was hoping you would let me know who you are and if you knew Roberta Austin, or if anyone else did I would love to hear from you, cheers + awera best

Submitted by: yasmine
Chesire, UK
14/08/07
Email: yasmineasimpson@btinternet.com

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Geezus ten quid , sounds lke you are a tad daffy, doon hills setting fires braces an awe, then a snake I would hiv headed to the hills shouting every man fur themselfs. But gled ye didnae get a wee dod taken oot yir arse. Some one asked me aboot ma life uh well cannie complain , some o us hiv lovely weans that go on to schools and further education, ha was not me. We hiv bin through what a lot of people go through. Drugs, booze, not me or Tosh tried to drink and smoke but it smelled to much and being cannie ah though why buy something to burn and make me ill for days (drink) been drunk three times in ma life and still remember ma da saying see you Doris ah think you better stick to food instead but family but I manged ti survive and them also with the grace of whatever. The rest of the Austins we have all done pretty good excetion of one Artie still the party man but ugh to each his own. I have three kids two girls and a son (pain in my arse) and six grandchildren .! We all live in the same wee toon which is good most of the time. Tosh and myself we are good to gether total opposites and we all know how that goes. But through it all we are still with each other 43 years man I need a friggin medal.(no snide comments on that one please) Went back to Glasgow in the late seventies openend up a couple of busnesses, did extremly well , but to many people that thought they were fly and no loyalty from any one , Tosh and me we split for a year but Ackie he told me Doris get back and dont be fighting over other people told you we are still good friends.Must hiv been one of the few times I listened to him. My life has been pretty exciting wi awe the stuff and new challanges . We both retired at fifty lucky us but always into some thing Real Estate was my passion so it worked out well for us. Life is like that song Elvis sung Lord sometimes you gave me a moutain and we always managed to climb it. What more can I say. Had it all cops n robbers a! ll kinds of folks sum good then bad and really fugly. Glad to read about Angie Masters tell her Doris Austin is still doing the glasgow scliff and send her my best. Ah could go oan awe day some great stories ah even had the bliddy FBI at ma door looking for all the guys that jumped ship in Ny to drunk to make it back , then again some one called up immigration had them at ma door and you what ah love it is always as the saying goes one of our own kind ah seem to get lucky and the people told me Doris watch yir back and trust no one. I even forgave Ackei for telling his family that he caught me in bed wi another man fur Christs sakes but it is like ah say we am sure hiv all had our bliddy days , but am still on ttop of ma wee hill .Had a great life going to all the clubs, and dances loved to dress up , picnics oh all the good stuff , and now I reckon life is to short to get to worried about anything easier said than done but just got to keep on trucking. My last brain operation has worked out fine burnt ma friggin throat , bu! t on the way to better health hip hip hurra . So thank you for asking and hope life treats you all fine So again to awe you nice people oot there keep the faith an yi dont hiv to be religious ti dae that. Oh one more thing I heard that Swandell he has passed I heard that he had died on the bus but not posative.Still waiting oan that picture of Edward and you Yasmine said that she has not got it yet, again with much thanks for that. Still nae wurd oan ma cousin Bertha Thompson. Wonder if aony o the Blacks or Weirs read this great site. Hey ten quid wull yi rite me a note oan the wy yi used to spel (grin) pure magic. Hey Jim Steen did yi Mc lean yir teeth today or do you still Gibs them a wee rub. The first time he cracked that joke ah wis hysterical bset to every one DAM

Submitted by: Doris Austin Slo,
USA
14/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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DAM, Hi ther am still here i told u about the bananas but i put it under boyle but here is NOT A STORY BUT TRUE sitting at the computer my glass doors being of the sliding type look onto my pool area a redbellied black snake very venomous [like water] squeezed between both doors n made itself comfortable under the piano i kept an eye on it like a gorbals boy watching the polis then out the way it came in only to return immediately i called the wee yin to bring me a knife telling her first what was under the piano SHE GAVE ME A BUTTER KNIFE! "F" sake a sharp wan so she came back wi the scissors she worked in gymozas a machiness im glad it was a baby 3feet as thick as your thumb just as deadly as its daddy i put my foot on its head then grabbed it behind the head n proceeded to HACK its head off the bloody scissors were blunt too "call yer sel a machine's" "ther ma auld wans am no usein ma good yins" she said "anywhi if it bites u it will get poisoned" place covered in ! blood the first time i was happy we had white floor tiles n here is the crappy law u can only kill it if it is annoying u "F"SAKE WIT!!so a wee anecdote from ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Australia
14/08/07
Email: Not Submitted

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Does anyone from St Lukes primary have a school photo of our class primary seven, (I think maybe six) from around 1969/70, I'm stephen mullan, my school mates at the time where Mick Ponsonby, Ross McFarlane, Drew McFarlane and James Ward.

Submitted by: Stephen Mullan
Stirlingshire, UK 1
3/08/07
Email: csmullan@aol.com

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Hi to you all. I am trying to find any info on my grandad Patrick James Boyle born 1908 in Glasgow. He was in the Pioneers and married Mary Anne Kilkie in 1935 at st Francis church Gorbals, my dad was born at 133 Balornock Rd, I believe this to be Stobhill hospital? some of my dads brothers and sisters were born at Ruckyhill army camp [dont know if spelling is right]in the mid 40s. Other addresses I have are 4 Roukenburn St in 1933, 132 South Portland St around 1938 or 1939ish. Patrick Boyle became a butchers assistant but died at 10 1/2 Eglinton St in 1946. I also had an uncle that lived on Eglinton St around the 50s,60s or 70s and his name was Archie Boyle. I would love to hear from anybody who remembers any of them or if any relatives are there then please get intouch.

Submitted by: Tom Boyle
Leicestershire, UK
13/08/07
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk

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64 McNeil St Glasgow, my grandparents the Cochranes lived there in 1914. Any info would be great. My gran Margaret married James Thomson and lived at 41 Benview st Maryhill. Many thanks

Submitted by: Tracy
Peterborough, UK
12/08/07
Email: ivan.bellamy@ntlworld.com

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Looking for someone named BILL JOHNSON. He was in the RAF and engaged to Jeanie Kennedy form Notts, in 1953. After Jeanie broke off the engagement she had a son who was adopted. Jeanie has been traced but son would dearly like contact with Bill. Think he originally came from the Glasgow area (born about 1932) and had a younger brother, Frank.

Submitted by: Wendy Simpson
UK
12/08/07
Email: wgwsimpson@aol.com

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Looking for the boyz n lassies that hung aboot Annes fry [Selims] Lizzie Sq 1970-77 n The Portland n The Railway Club[Liptons] Tuckers[ben cleuch] Flecky n Linda[Reid]

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Scotland
12/08/07
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com

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I have already tried. I would like information on Mick Strain from the Gorbals, Grahame Sorley, John Swandells all old friends and anyone else who knew me.

Submitted by: James
England
11/08/07
Email: jim4444@aol.com

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Hiya I'm Linda Fletcher (nee Reid) born in Rutherglen Road in my Granny's house, moved to Waddell Street, then 487 Cumberland Street, went to St Francis Primary, the John Bosco, married James Fletcher (Big Flecky) had 2 children Vicky & Barry Fletcher, Vicky is now married to Robert Dempster and they have 4 boys, Barry is now (almost married) to Victoria Day from Partick, they have a son James Barry Fletcher, giving Jamie and I 5 wonderful Grandsons, Barry and Victoria are due their 2nd baby in January 2008 (God willing) Jamie has 2 brothers Billy & Rab Fletcher. We moved to the West End about 20 years ago however I still have connection with the Gorbals, worked there for years although now working in Toryglen, Auntie Joey still lives in the Gorbals in 341 Caley Rd flats so Im there every other day. Would be nice to hear from anyone who remembers me old pals and still cherished Cathy Murray, Joanne Connell and Rosa McHugh.

Submitted by: Linda Fletcher
Glasgow, UK
11/08/07
Email: lindafletcher10@btinternet.com

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Jackie McDonough, Hiya I'm Winnie Curran's cousin, Winnie moved to Corby several years ago, she married Donald Peden, however sadly she is now widowed. My Uncle was John Curran and aunt was Jessie Curran, John was my Mums sister Sadie, there was a squad of them, Cathie Curran, Robert, Chick, Marion, Sadie (my Mum) sadly passed over 17yrs ago. Annie Curran and Joey Curran, Joey and Cathie still going strong, however sadly all of the others have passed over. Cathie was married to Bobby Hughes. John was married to Jessie Barclay, Chick was married to Annie Russell, Marion had a relationship with Billy Duffy, Annie was married to Big Tommy McLellan, Joey was married to Pat Duffy (Billy's brother) Joey is like a young thing now, Auntie Cathie not too well. Im married to Jim Fletcher (from the Gorbals)

Submitted by: Linda Fletcher
Glasgow, UK
11/08/07
Email: lindafletcher10@btinternet.com

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Please help me, I am still looking for someone who has any old school photos of the kids from Abbotsford School between 1953 to 1960.Thank you Agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, UK
10/08/07
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk

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William Halliday tried tae contact ye oan yer e-mail a remember Tory, Bud n Hatchet they wer pals a ma das Jimmy Fletcher [dad] n Susie fae Cavendish St 56 contact me cheers.

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, UK
10/08/07
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com

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Hi sooside punters just found this site wannae swap stories went tae abbotsford primary 1960-66 then adelphi 67-69 flecky.

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
09/08/07
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com

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Hi, anyone know anything of Elizabeth Coyle from 168 nicholson street? She had 4 kids taken off her late 1953, and was sent to duke street prison for 1 month. I am interested to know anything of her paternal family, i think they were from ireland. Thanks in advance for any help.

Submitted by: Tony Coyle
Reading, England
08/08/07
Email: tony@vrtv.co.uk

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Jack Duffy - hi there sorry but it was Joe Duffy that lived across the street from us think his sister was a clippy on the buses my bro. name is Billy, cousin sonny burns. I may hiv known u as i see u know a lot of the guys i hung about with at some time or another we lived at 320 lawmoor st. Duffy's lived opposite us awera best ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
06/08/07

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DAM hi there recently we hiv had severe frost for 2 weeks killed all the bananas n trees of all sorts so all hands on deck cutting them down before the bush fire season. It has been so dry here i even gave a hand neck brace back brace on my electric car my 4yr old granddaughter driving me about as i set fire to all the piles o wood n leaves (she is definitely a gorbals lass), never seen frost like it in a sub-tropical area before! Our prime minister says no such thing as climate change then maybe he is rite HE SAYS HE IS RITE ON EVERYTHING ELSE i remember drawing on the tar on the footpath in the gorbals as a kid HOT SUMMERS but that was then this is now so on with the clearing awera best "boyle"

Submitted by: Boyle
Oz
06/08/07

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Trying to contact Stevie Gallacher of Bexley heath but e-mail address @ntlworld is not being accepted.

Submitted by: J Martin
Glasgow, Scotland
05/08/07
Email: jmartin0@btinternet.com

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Hi does anyone remember a small Garage In the Gorbals? Used to go with a guy that owned a Citreon motor car that he would run around the Gorbals with by the name of Bill McKay. He would be in his 70s by now, he also ran around with the Reillys that owned the fruit shop also In the Gorbals any Info please e-mail. Thanks

Submitted by: Pat Lynch
Los Angeles, USA
05/08/07
Email: Glasgopati@aol.com

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Hi to all - does anyone remember the Duncan family who lived in oatlands? There was sally, dykes, john and jim dykes had a daughter margaret.

Submitted by: Jamie
Glasgow, Scotland
04/08/07
Email: jas@bdog.com

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Hi wee betty i was just wondering if you have been in touch with ester lately? If you have could you please tell her i was asking for her, say its her cousin robert kidd if she likes she can contact me at this address. Thanks bob kidd

Submitted by: Wee Betty
Australia
03/08/07
Email: londongk@hotmail.com

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F.A.O. Doris A - hi doris you asked how eveyrone got on and lived their life, so how about you what did you do in the states and have you just one girl? Tell us a wee bit how you fared in the new world and do you have any regrets about leaving the dear green place?

Submitted by: Eddie
Alness, Scotland
03/08/07

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Born waddell st daughter of Rab and Sadie Reid (shirley bassey) nee curran married to flecky (james fletcher) hiya all.

Submitted by: Linda Fletcher (Reid)
Gorbals, Glasgow
02/08/07
Email: linda.fletcher10@btinternet.com

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Oh, Oh, Hugh Douglas he was a fine boy but always in trouble. Our mums told us to stay from him, he must be in his seventies. Talk about your reputation following you after all these years he is still the talk of the place. I remember when he beat up the little girl and her dad got hughie in a dark close, he never went near her again and hughie never spoke of it. I am sure he is not the mad person he was, he is too old, but then you never know.

Submitted by: Ruth
02/08/07
Email: oldpalsofmine@aol.com

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Reply to DAM California regarding Angie Masty. She is still living in the Gorbals, she is my mothers friend who is Jean McMenemy.

Submitted by: Sharon McGuire
Glasgow, Scotland
01/08/07
Email: sharonhawthorn@yahoo.co.uk

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I am the McMenemy twins's neice. My mother is Jane McMenemy.

Submitted by: Sharon McGuire
Glasgow, Scotland
01/08/07
Email: sharonhawthorn@yahoo.co.uk

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