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 Post subject: October 2007
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Hi Ten Quid the bookshop I was talking about was between Cumberland St and Caladonia Road. It was owned by Ron Cameron.

Submitted by: Boyle (Clancy)
Glasgow, Scotland
31/10/07
Email: j.boy110@ntlworld.com
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Hi Caroline Ferry it's Bob Kidd, thank you for your message give my regards to your dad Joe for remembering me hope he is allright we had good times working at the Bedford. What is Joe doing now? Tell him I was asking for him many thanks Bob Kidd.

Submitted by: Bob Kidd
Bristol, England
31/10/07
Email: Not Submitted
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Not sure if this has gone on yet looking for information about Peter Lappin last known address 376 Crown Street Gorbals Glasgow 1944, does anybody now of him or any of his famiily his mother was named Betrice.

Submitted by: The Cook Family
Ipswich, England
31/10/07
Email: bi11yboy@btinternet.com
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I AM SENDING THIS IN AGAIN IM NOT SURE IT GOT THERE BEFORE IM TRYING TO LOCATE A PHOTO OF MY GRANDFATHER JAMES BOYLE A WELL KNOWN BOOKIE IN THE GORBALS AND HE CALTON HE DROPPED DEAD AT AYR RACECOURSE IN MAY 1954 3 WEEKS BEFORE MY BIRTH HE HAD 8 DAUGHERS AND NONE OF THE FAMILY AVE A PHOTO OF HIM THANKS

Submitted by: George Duncan
Glasgow, Scotland
30/10/07
Email: GEORGE.DUNCAN@SKY.COM
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I hope that third time is really the charm. I am looking for anyone who knew the Maddens who lived on Hospital Street in the early 50's. In particular, I am looking for Kathleen Madden who would have been around 18 back in 1951. Can anyone assist? Many thanks.

Submitted by: Susan
Los Angeles, USA
30/10/07
Email: Not Submitted
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Hi everyone, would love to hear from anyone who remembers my dads family from the Gorbals. His name is Joe Ferry, his sisters names; Brenda, Margaret and Noreen (Nora) and brother Jack. (To Bob Kidd my dad says hello and remembers his time at the Bedford Cinema well) Caroline

Submitted by: Caroline Ferry
Glasgow, Scotland
29/10/07
Email: princesscaroline34@hotmail.com
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My mother was a teacher in St Lukes in the 1940s. I was at Holyrood school and left 1953/4 I can remember girls called Mary McAleese and Andrea? D'Arcy. Re the parachute land mine my father was fire watching at the SCWS building in Morrison St and told me about the tram being blown apart and the bogies still rolling along the rails. I can remember looking out of the window at night and seeing the sky glowing red when they poured the iron at Dixons Blazes. I also recall I was right outside the Hi Hi bar when I heard on the TOA taxi radio that President Kennedy had been shot. STrangely enough my future wife whom I didn't even know at that time was travelling down High St going back to Ayr so we must have passed each other. I wonder if anyone can tell me about 'Dick' Barton who worked in the Glasgow TOA (Pink24) lived in Oatlands and moved to Castlemilk. Just reading all this makes you realise what a truly great city Glasgow is.

Submitted by: Gerry Ryan
Worstead Norfolk, England
29/10/07
Email: johngryan@aol.com
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HELLO GLASGO ten quid here at the moment in oz we are on the bullshit trail of promises ELECTION TIME! the big issue for me is climate change noo as a wee boy i remember writing on the tar in the gorbals footpaths as we had hot SUMMERS![did we?]then in my working life from Dixons Fairfields Clyde iron works i experianced the SMOG generation when i sat on the bonnet of my pals car too guide him home from auchinshuggle to bridgton x the smog so thick that i had to give him hand signals how far from the footpath he was !we could have walked faster but he wanted his car home and other times playing football when the smog come down so fast one could see the path to goal in a second you couldn't see the ball at your own feet i seen and felt the effects of smog like coughing up briquet's and having to use a garden hose to clear the muck out of the nasal n ear way passages[well nearly]on my return on holidays many years later i found a much cleaner glasgow especially the ! AIR i have been home both winter n summer !when working there in 50-60s i could only get 4weeks out of 6 as industry was grinding to a halt but obviously industry must have changed folks have too earn a living but my question is -"is glasgow one of the first climate changed places in this world "for the better or worst as CHINA has changed for the better or worst depending on ones outlook and did it benefit the folks of Glasgow i can speak to folks on skype but i would like to hear how other folk in the greater Glasgow feel?in my area of oz we have been getting hit by tornado's unheard of in my 45yrs here i am a gorbals man thats my reason for putting this question on this site as i know many of us Fd. aff hid ti get a wee bit in!ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
29/10/07
Email: Not Submitted
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Robin Hayes read u post the meter that wis the piggy bank for the fag money some das n maws wid screw their own meters when gaspin for a fag n send the kids doon the shop for a few loose woodbine n when i went home a holiday n 88 they had gone awe toffy n easterhoose electric meters so ma friends were n heaven a wee piece of stainless wire squeezed thru the rubber seal n jam up the cogs for a few weeks or months n the electric company OWED them money!

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
29/10/07
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FAO ten quid,Do you mind me asking your real name, quite a few people have said they wonder who you are.Is there a reason you use a non-de-plum. I would be very interested to know.

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
29/10/07
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Kathy Boyle (Clancy) the book shop was between the gushet n caley rd opposite dixons owned in my day by a nice young couple the wife n I used to get our books there she would get love books n me mickey spillane efter she read hers a couldny get her ti leave me alone "leave me alone jist cuase a merried you doesnt make me a stud wan comic n yer efter awe yi can get" ache a wished a wis as fit as that again ten quid

Submitted by: TEN QUID
Oz
28/10/07
Email: not submitted
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Hi Ten Quid I relayed your messages to my Father. He remembers The Bandit well. He talks about them selling fake rings to American Sailors. They scratched the windows with the ring to try and prove it was real. I actually remember doing this myself as a kid...so we must have been mimicking them. My fathers name is Sandy Mcllelan or Bowie . Good Luck Alex

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland
27/10/07
Email: alexbowie1955@hotmail.com
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f.a.o irene henriques sorry nae info on linda bonner but ann mc donagh has a letter on wan a the past pages dont know wit year did ye know wee smiler o donnell(john)passed away (sorry aboot bad news)dae ye wee know wee malky mc sporran he still stys in the sooside keep in toch jim the jannie

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
27/10/07
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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f.a.o owen dougan hi owen dae ye remember ma famly fae nicolson st 248 fletcher mada wis jimmy mama wis wee susie big brother billy wee brother robert we styed across fae ina martins shoap naebors wer sweeneys roartys mitchells we moved tae 56 cavendish st ma das pals wer bud n hatchet halliday wullie n berty robertson n wee asa ma da drank n the devon the office the kiloran n any other boozer that wis open drap me a line if u know them ta jim the jannie

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
27/10/07
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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TQ getting back ti the bandit efter ah took oot the stiches ma Da told me he wis the ane that sewed up his face did a good job must hiv lernt it when he used to sew up his poachers nets aye he was a poacher we called it survival.Artie he just got the all clear on hs medical dont know how he does it he must be pickled still singing . Tony Smith ah dont think you knew him he is from the Garn gad he went to visit John Mc Cue said he is still hanging in cant talk but knows everything that is being said. hiv tae tell you aboot the fitba coach we had he was from the Garngad ane o them reel bitter Caflics bitter aboot what ah couldnae tell yi, any hoo the weans all loved him great coach BUT what a mooth , get yir effing arse moving ya daft c that being a favourite word from there no harm ment just a word hauf the time they coulnae understaun him but hid more fun and laugh with him they won every game they played and still ask me :hey Doris when is Tony coming back? ah th! ink some of them still keep in touch wi him he was quite mad about Celtic. Oh and talking about Celtic the last of the Thompson family just died ma cousin Patsy Thompson was either Johnnie or was it Bertie the one that got kicked oan the heid and died when he used to play for Celtic many moons ago. Now I hear that the oh ah dont know but another cousin of oors is in the Glasgow whit dae yi call it when oh I remember the Glasgow council seems sum of us did get a education (grin) Another wee story oh and before ah forget no nae special schools fur me I learned to lip read and went ti Bonnies passed with the skin o ma corn beef. But anyhoo me and Ackie were going for a winch doon by the Waterside street so here am climbing ower the pailings when ah slipped and went heid first ower skirt got caught oan a spike legs up Ackie peeing himself laughing when who come ower the brigde but the young Cumby jist back fae the toon buying their Billy Exstein shirts remember the collars and ! Artie and John had perms ah dont know what was the funniest me legs up or them two wi the frizzy nappers and none o them Astards could help me for laughing needless ti say Ackie got dumped fur a week he still kids me oan and will say still got that slit skirt ah mean how did we manage ti jive wi them oan ah but we were good dancers ah used ti love going ti Wilsons and Barrowland ech the Locarno wis no bad but the wee dances were always the best . Bandit ah think he even gave me one of his groanies fur taking oot the stiches . Hope every one has a good week end awe the best and keep useing yir cavessa Head Doris

Submitted by: Doris Slo,
USA
26/10/07
Email: Not Submitted
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FAO JANET MCGOWAN - YEH I WROTE TOM JONES FIRST BIOGRAPHY: TOM JONES THE BOY FROM NOWHERE...I MIGHT DO ANOTHER GORBALS BOOK AS THE REAL GORBALS STORY HAS GONE IN AT NUMBER THREE IN THE BEST SELLERS CHARTS. MY THANKS TO ALL THE G0RBALS DIE HARDS WHO BOUGHT A COPY. COLIN Scottish Bestseller List The latest Scottish chart from Waterstone's Booksellers, Scotland (updated 16/10): 1. Exit Music - Ian Rankin (Orion) 2. The Naming of the Dead - Ian Rankin (Orion) 3. The Real Gorbals Story - Colin MacFarlane (Mainstream) 4. The Steep Approach to Garbadale - Iain Banks (Little, Brown) 5. The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox - Maggie O'Farrell (Headline) 6. The Right Attitude to Rain - Alexander McCall Smith (Little, Brown) 7. Scotland the Autobiography - Rosemary Goring (Penguin) 8. Bedroom Secrets of the Master Chefs - Irvine Welsh (Vintage) 9. Old Men in Love - Alasdair Gray (Bloomsbury) 10. It's Rangers for me - Graham Walker (ed), Ron Esplin (Fort)

Submitted by: Colin MacFarlane
Pontypridd
26/10/07
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com
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DORIS gled yer ok n u mentioned u were deaf i used to hang around with the [beg u pardon] penny rummies james mullherron from hutchy square n i can still do the hand alphabet to this day+ some of the sign language roon a boot 54-55 maybe u were one o the girls among them they all went to a school and came home at weekends the "wee sleekit timerist beastly the bandit" if u seen jb movie "a sense of freedom " theres a guy in it very like him i hate insulting the actor but put a few pop rivets in him n he is a dead ringer. Good for u doin a bit o teachin thers nothin better in life than learning n teaching thanx for the compliment as soon as a read aboot the slice i ran n had a shave awe keeck am no the same guy am old n crinkly never mind we awe hid our day n wouldnt i like to do it awe over again YES YES YES!!! TEN QUID

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
26/10/07
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Hello everyone, been a tad busy, believe it or not I am a volunteer as a English teacher learning a class of Hispanics from Mexico to speak ENGLISH aye some prigs might find that hard to understand. But ah hive tae tell ye ah do teach them other words and I bet they cin underston ma slang, but that is only after the class when we are hivin a wee duppa, never did get the taste for booze or fags. Although ah hiv tae tell ye it is quit funny when you hear a Mexican saying: oh fur eff sake: in broken English, but they are a smart bunch know all the moves just like any other immigrant come to work and get a decent life. Talking aboot the Bandit ah remember when he came to a gay n heart at Snowdon St and he had stiches in his Charley Chase sewed up wi black thread, of course ah hid tae be the ane to cut them oot for him, man he was a fugly sucker but could sell ice tae an eskimo. Oh and ak know that some educated gentleman will hiv a comment aboot me teaching English tae these punters think that ah speak like ah jist came aff the boat, this is just for fun cause nae maiter how educated we were ah cin only speak fur ma sulf but did extremly well in life got a life education, but I cant imagin what would hive happenend if me and a lot of souls that were tossed oot ti work at fouteen half, shyte I might hiv been the first woman President because deaf as I have been I still hiv a thinking working brain. Ten Quid the picture was a brammer and I loved Betty her dress and how you two are looking at each other pure magic old son that was pure love and I do remember you cannie forget the goodloking ones that didnae gi me a slice. Jimmy o thanks fur the names, and hello again to the Giblins, Greens, Boyles ans Shanklins and anyone else fae the real Gorbals awe the best DAM. The fires are down south from us but pretty nasty know a lot of Scots from down that way me I will head ti the watter two wee streets away.

Submitted by: Doris Slo,
California
24/10/07
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Me getting up in morning to go to the gorbals school at 29 hospital st. age 6 1953. Get out of the bed which was, in the wall, that was in the kitchen, that I shared with my mum, dad & brothers. Then, move the brick or cast iron which was in a old jumper to keep the bed warm. Then GET RID OF THE DEAD RATS, which the cat had killed. Then go to the toilet outside in the landing. No lock, no window, rain on your head through the window, no lights and plenty of rats running away. IT WAS FREEZING AND ANY TYPE PAPER TO WIPE YOUR ARSE. Go in the house and help granny to get the coal fire started in the range so we could cook our breakfast. Most times we had no money for the meter or for lights. Granny slept in a chair in the kitchen, the rest of 3 rooms had a family in each room. We only had 1 cold water tap in the kitchen next to the broken window with cardboard in it. There was 1 cold tap in other room at the front. We had 16-21 of my family's living there, it was never quiet. THEN ME AND COUSINS WOULD WALK UP ALONG THE CLYDESIDE, TO THE GORBALS SCHOOL.

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, Lancashire
24/10/07
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk
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FAO: Owenie Pringle was a gentleman, and a good neighbour of mine. He was instrumental in getting me my house above the "double eagle" I asked him how i should see about getting the house, he told me the building was owned by an irishman, who also owned the "Old Eagle" in howard street [just off st enoch square] so off I trotted to that pub, and lo and behold, the owner was a family friend of ours, he told me just to go along to the factor and collect the keys, the house was mine and I didn't even have to pay key money to the factor [the bung he got for letting you the house]. Sadly, owenie died of a heart attack while attending a boxing match at the old Cinerama picture house at eglinton toll [now a petrol station where it used to stand] Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
24/10/07
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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FAO: Agness Herrity, I went to St.Johns Primary, 1940/47, ST.Margarets sec, 1947/50. Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
24/10/07
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Does anyone remember the book shop in crown street?

Submitted by: Kathy Boyle (Clancy)
Glasgow, Scotland
24/10/07
Email: kathleenboyle1@hotmail.co.uk
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I think my greatgrandfather died in the first world war his name was Hugh Cassidy married to Dianna McGuiness. Diana remarried in 1918 to Thomas Cunningham. I have traced a death cert but I dont think is the Hugh I'm looking for. I'm really finding it difficult to trace anyone who knew the Cassidy's any info would be great. I think my gran and grandad lived in a boarding house with Thomas and Diana their names were Francis and Elizabeth. I dont know which address in the Gorbals just possibly Abbotsford place.

Submitted by: Marie Marshall
Grantham, Lincs
23/10/07
Email: marielouiseone@aol.com
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I came to the gorbals in August of this year as I'm tracing my family tree. The people were very helpful and reminded me of the reason I will always be a Glasgow girl at heart. I read the site often in case someone has put a message on re my ancestors, but I also read it because its a great site and interesting.

Submitted by: Marie Marshall
Grantham, Lincs
23/10/07
Email: marielouiseone@aol.com
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Looking to hear from any long-lost friends from my days in Glasgow 1970-1975. Attended Holy Cross & Holyrood schools, then my family moved back to Canada, which was also my nickname (Canada). We lived in Pollokshields but had many friends in the Gorbals, Govanhill etc.

Submitted by: David Gormley
Fortmyers, Florida
23/10/07
Email: cwcefl@embarqmail.com
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F.A.O. James or Linda Fletcher - Do you know what happened to Ann McDonagh, Linda Bonner OR does anyone else know? Its great to read others memories of the GORBALS.

Submitted by: Isabela Henriques
Rotherham, England
23/10/07
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FAO colin macfarlane just read The Real Gorbals Story..really enjoyed it...have you written any other books and are you doing a Gorbals follow up?

Submitted by: Janet McGowan
Edinburgh, Scotland
23/10/07
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FAO: Ronnie Meldrum - Australia. Hello Ronnie, how are you doing old buddy? It was great to see your message I've often wondered about you, and how you were getting on. All the things you mentioned, ice skating, cafe and all the other good times we had and of course good old blackpool, it was some place then! Do you recall the Hall in cumberland street, where we tried to learn the rock n' roll? Was it Luigi? in the cafe who used to play the records instead of the juke box? Was all this really 50 years ago? Sadly as you mentioned we all moved on, I think we only met a couple of times after I left the RAF and its been years since I've seen James or Robert. I hope you see this and keep in touch.

Submitted by: Bill McTear
Glasgow, Scotland
23/10/07
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DORIS [dam] I hope all is well with u and u are not near the fires in California n safely in ACKIES pub in NY! If not u told me head for the hills i say to u head for the beach been in those type of fires 68 very frightening as trees explode all around u havent heard from u lately so i do hope all is well? U and your family n property awe the best n keep safe ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
23/10/07
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Alex Bowie yes there was a lot of set up in those days if not still but sometimes the lawmen hiv ti do it as the guilty ones just wont say anything "until i see my lawyer!"it really happened to me n terry kerr n i think the other was Sloane's we went to the cooper institute Clyde valley stompers played there at the time a jaguar car was parked at the side entrance near there i wanted to hiv a wee gander so the 3 amigos wandered over i was the only one to put a hand on it as i have wee slants for eyes would never wear glasses put my hand over my forehead leaned against the drivers side window n all hell broke loose plain clothes cops n bizzies came from everywhere apparently they were after a gang of car thieves n we would do nicely thank you we were charged took before the sheriff 2 pals got off i was fined 10bob. My finger prints were on it but thank goodness they never matched the ones they were lookin for how could they i was innocent my old man threw the 10bob at ! the sheriff n accused him of trying to make young guys into criminals the sheriff said nothin he knew fine well we were patsies made me never trust polis n years. Later they didn't like me when i got into my 50s as my mate was the chief of internal affairs i wonder why they don't like him hhmmm!!

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
23/10/07
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My brother and I were talking about games we used to play in the house. We can remember a game caled put and take were you had thia metal thing and birled it around on the table. I cannot remember if you played for halpennies or buttons all I remember is we loved playing it. So come on you "oldies" out there rack your brains and see if you can remember it. We played it 60+ years ago Thanks Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
22/10/07
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Thanks to Gorbals Live & Owen Dougan, I have been speaking to a friend I haven't seen for about 27 years!

Submitted by: Sandra Ferguson
Maidstone Kent, England
22/10/07
Email: eastonsands@hotmail.co.uk
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I was born in Hospital Street in '61, left there when i was about 7 or 8, i lived in Oatlands from '75 till '80. I would love to hear from anyone who knows me.

Submitted by: Sandra Ferguson
Gorbals, Glasgow
21/10/07
Email: eastonsands@hotmail.co.uk
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Thanks for the photo of ester and the family i will try and send some of me and my dad and mum maybe ester will reconize them. Tell ester i send my best wishes. bob kidd

Submitted by: Wee Betty
Brisbane, Australia
21/10/07
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Great stuff Ten Quid. Have the feeling that may have been my uncles generation. He was Charlie Elliot. Got done in ithe sixties for possesion of dynamite although he did have a demolition business so I don`t know if he was set up. That being said he was a bit of a lad and made it in businesses of all sorts. Would love to know anyone who knew him in his younger days. I was born in Florence St 1955. Remember.....It`s never too late to have a happy childhood. ha ha. Alex

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland
21/10/07
Email: alexbowie1955@hotmail.com
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Thanks to everyone who emailed me about a video on the Gorbals, I recieved it from Nicola, and the 85 year old who it was for has watched it over and over again, each time with different memories from her life in Thistle street...thanks again for all your help.... Mary x

Submitted by: Mary
Cumbernauld, Scotland
21/10/07
Email: daisymaisy100@yahoo.com
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Would anyone have any information concerning two of my mates who lived at No.10 Herbertson Street, Glasgow (Gorbals). They are Andy Whitfield and Tommy Watt - 1928-49. Pat Gibbons

Submitted by: Pat Gibbons
Hastings Victoria, Australia
21/10/07
Email: pandjgibbo@bigpond.com
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FAO Owen Dougan we used to call it Owney Pringles close all us wee boys used to help him with his fruit and get a couple o bob off him he was good with us all, me im a bit younger than you I was born at 202 nicholson st 1946 in my grannies house (Annie Gannon) and was brought up there till the early sixtys and when I think back to those days the sun was always shining cheers, ekky. and to Pat Holland Thanks Pat

Submitted by: Ekky
London, England
20/10/07
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FAO OWEN DOUGLAS. I also lived in 20 bedford st, same as margaret green. Did you go to abbotsford school? Like you my memories of the gorbals are wonderful and clear, and always will be. agnes.

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
19/10/07
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Does anyone know or remember the pender family who were from the gorbals my mum mary (nee murphy) and my dad andy lived at 141 surrey st, but it is my grandparents that i am trying to find stories of, on my dads side, his name was ebenezer grossart pender and my grandmother was elizabeth rankin (nee petrie) my grand father lived at 10 south shamrock st and my grandmother at 174 scotland st when they got married in 1929 they moved to 93 laidlaw st my parents lived in 141 surry st i will say thanks now for any information i can get

Submitted by: Andy Pender
Portsmouth, England
19/10/07
Email: ghostboat@hotmail.co.uk

Hi Anyone from Adelphi Street 62 or 69 on the Clyde Side next to the Albert Bridge?

Submitted by: T Martin
Cambridge, England
18/10/07
Email: tom.martin@talktalk.net

Alex Bowie thanx for your kind words n am gled u recognized folks by name maybe u will know this guy "THE BANDIT" bandit rooney wis named after his ole man he wis a real BANDIT "wits mines mine n wits yours will soon be mine" type o guy I had been workin n the hairdressers after school "soap boy" the bosses wife had her way with me i mean she wanted ti perm my hair so I gave into her" cum own u!"draggin me inti the ladies salon i wisni allowed ti look till it was awe done"ther look noo!"lookin in the mirrer my face went red my blonde hair hid wavey sides the top wis curly like a tony curtis style [a kin tell u a few o ma cronies got it done up the toon efter me" anyway back ti the bandit here i was standin in a close the corner of lawmoor st n caley rd. i seen the bandit pushin a barra of briquets i remember i wished i could do that n make a few bob i had ma shinney culey blonde hair a white T shirt a size too wee "TI ENHANCE THE MUSCLES" ma denimes sewed wi a needle! n thread 1" gaps between stitches gettin them on wis a struggle i had just finnished trainin wi ma weights i hid ma hands in ma pockets jinglin the few bob in tips i made 14years young plannin ma future aye ill sell briquets in the summer aye maw top o the world jist like the bandit [most likely had a safe under them the last place the polis will look under briquets in the summer] i felt like james dean o the gorbals as i peered wi ma bad eyes as this barra came slidein to a halt the bandit walked towards me as he got closer i seen the face somedi had used it for target practice wi a shot gun holes n lumps awe over it i wis still peerin at his face when i wis own ma knees gaspin for breath hons still in ma pockets who said nuts are hard ti break he broke mine wi one kick I had a run in with him years later n left him wi a SQUEAKY VOICE! ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
18/10/07

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Does anyone remember John Johnstone of 17 Baird Street - he married Mary Farry of Black Street probably around 1939 and they divorced probably around 1945. They had a daughter Ann (Mary). Granny (Mary Farry Johnstone) later remarried Archibald Nicol. Thanks for any information.

Submitted by: Eva Gardiner
Sauchie, Clackmannanshire
16/10/07
Email: tl1000s@sky.com

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FAO: Margaret Green, I moved into the house directly above the Double Eagle in june 1960, previous to that I lived across the road at 158 nicholson street. Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
16/10/07
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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I was born at 20 Bedford St in Dec 55 to Robert & Annie Stewart (Nee Boyle) it was in the same tenement as the Double Eagle Pub. We moved to Johnstone in 1960 as part of the Glasgow Overspill. My Mothers Brother Dan Boyle moved in to the house when we moved out. I was Christened in St Johns, we still continued to visit until late 60s. Margaret Mary Green (Stewart)

Submitted by: Margaret Green
Kettering, England
14/10/07
Email: margmarstewart@hotmail.com

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Does any one recall annie boyce or boyce family from bonesse st in the 1940's? she was married to stephen kent from bath and died while giving birth. she was approx 23yrs of age. i think she had twins one of which was my father, the other twin was said to be a girl who also died. The living twin returned to bath with his dad. Is there anyone with any info on this?

Submitted by: Xania
Kent Bath, England
14/10/07
Email: xailee@hotmail.co.uk

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FAO ekky i hope you and anne are ok you done your boy proud your wee pal from up the road seems a nice guy take care mate

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
14/10/07
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk

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Can anybody tell me if the Hi Hi pub is still in Crown St (I was a barman there in the Fifties),,also when Diamond's Dancing Academy (great name) closed,,,old Joe is probably up above teaching the angels the Tango,,,,,cheers.

Submitted by: Charley Broon
Winnipeg, Canada
14/10/07
Email: shawfieldc57@mts.net

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My grandparents lived in Abbotsford Lane. I think it was the only house there. The family name was Harris and she had 12-children. My uncle Harry had a deli and my uncle Len was a schoolteacher. My aunt Rosie was a midwife. I was born in Hospital Street. My mother's maiden name is Sless. Any memories or information would be appreciated as I am documenting my family history.

Submitted by: Albert Harris
Edinburgh, Scotland
13/10/07
Email: harrisa3@googlemail.com

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Stop telling Ten quid how to form his posts. That is Gorbals dialect. It is his choice to use it in putting his message across. I understand every nuance of it........and it is funnier in it`s original format. I recognise many names from both my fathers generation and my own. It is really heartwarming to communicate like this. Love to all Alex

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland 13/10/07
Email: alexbowie1955@hotmail.com

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Another pub in bedford Street was THE DOUBLE EAGLE. agnes

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
12/10/07
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk

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FAO: Colin Mc Farlane. I have just finished your book The real gorbals story, it was brilliant thanks agnes

Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
12/10/07
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk

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I bought the real gorbals story by colin macfarlane last week and i thought it would be the same intellectual rubbish that has been out before but much to my surprise the book is great reading...you can tell macfarlane is a real gorbals boy and has anecdotes about almost everyone and everything in the old gorbals..(including the peanut man!) i'll be sending one to my brother jimmy in canada..he needs cheering up and at least this book will give him a laugh or two.

Submitted by: John Malone
Glasgow, Scotland
11/10/07

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I got told that someone called barkley (cant remember his first name) wanted 2 get in touch with me regarding my dad ronnie dewar. My name is nicola dewar if you can help that would be great thanks.

Submitted by: Nicola Dewar
Glasgow, Scotland
10/10/07
Email: Nicoladewar@btinternet.com

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Hi Thought I would give this enquiry one more chance I am trying to get some information regarding a family who used to live in Florence St in the next close to wee havitts shop they were the Donnelly's Robert Minnie & a daughter Jean both Robert and Jean worked as Telephone operators Jean married a chap called Davie Young and had a house in around Sinclair Drive, Minnie and Robert moved from Florence St. to Hickman St in Govanhill there were other Donnelly's in Florence street, but I dont know if there was any relationship between them, I am at the present in the process of building the family tree and need some further info as at the moment I am at a dead end regarding who I knew as aunt and uncle any help please

Submitted by: Robert Donnelly
Kilmarnock, Scotland
10/10/07
Email: stefburgas@yahoo.com

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FAO Andrea, Pat McMenemy's wife's name was Catherine Mitchell. She came from Springburn.

Submitted by: Jimmy O'
Glasgow, Scotland
10/10/07

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Does anybody remember the maypole, at swings with the hangs mans noose at the end of the rope, you could go very high and fast. I remember the lamplighter and the white powder they left behind. We spat, on it and watch it bubble, and smell. Then there was the ragman with his horse & cart. We tried to race him in our home made bogey's, made of one skate split, lenghth of wood a orange box. I went to the gorbals school I got knocked down outside the gate. I remember there was a church across from the school.

Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, Lancashire
09/10/07
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk

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FAO ALEX ALUM there was a pub at south portland st/bedford st. called the Morven Bar.

Submitted by: Pat McKay
Pasedena, USA
09/10/07

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I've just read Colin Macfarlane's THE REAL GORBALS STORY...absolutely brilliant...one minute i was laughing the next minute I was greetin! amazing it brought back so many memories of the old gorbals..my sister says it has sold out in the glasgow bookshops.

Submitted by: Joan Sullivan
Sydney, Australia
09/10/07

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Hello, I lived at 10 oxford street and went to Gorbals primary 1961-196 then Adelphi until 1971, I have fond memories of the Gorbals went to primary with Marion Pringle, Davie Mellon, Ronnie Ferguson, Ian Liddle, Billy Dixon, Bill Crossan, Ann Adams, Petsie Lyons. Ran about all over the Gorbals from Queen Elizabeth square to Eglington street over the suspension bridge from Carlton place and elsewhere. Friends were Danny Duffy, Colin Cameron, Keith Grant, Donny McFarlane, Louise Kane, Francis Walsh.

Submitted by: Dugy Munro
Brighton, England
08/10/07
Email: dugymunro1873@hotmail.com

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DOES ANYONE KNOW OF ANY GOOD VIDEO'S WITH FOOTAGE OF THE GORBALS AND MAYBE SHOWING OLD LOCALS WITH LITTLE STORIES OF HOW LIFE USED TO BE LIVING IN THE GORBALS. I'M LOOKING FOR IT FOR SOMEONE WHO WAS BORN IN THISTLE STREET IN 1923 AND IS NOW UNWELL BUT I KNOW SEEING A VIDEO ABOUT HER OLD PLACE WOULD CHEER HER UP... KIND REGARDS TO ALL, LOVE READING ALL YOUR LITTLE STORIES ETC.

Submitted by: Mary
Cumbernauld, Scotland
07/10/07
Email: daisymaisy100@yahoo.com

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Hi again i put a message in about St Francis pipeband and there new CD they had recently come out. A friend contacted me letting me know that other sites where opening and not the site i had intended so appoligies to anyone who didn't find it if your still interested please contact me and i can pass on there own email addy Awra best keep the messages coming in. XXXXXXX

Submitted by: Francie Connolly
Hertford, England
07/10/07
Email: Xxfrancie1888xX@hotmail.com

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Marie - moved to the milk same time arnprior quad the winter of 55-56 was a real longjohns type black ice on the carmunock rd got past the roundabout 2 hundred yards the clipy she started "comown git aff n PUSH" the bus widnea grip on the black ice slip back doon the hill awe us nutters jumpin aff these clipies were hard cases nea arguing with them especially the wans wi the rollers n kirbies in! a glesga kiss n you were in the vicky wi a face full a holes took no chances i"ll push! some great drunks on a saturday nite last bus from the old soo side wis great up sters even none smokers just fer the sing song "old scotch mother o mine" to the tune of "i belong to glasgow" trying to impersonate johnny ray the guy sittin himself wi the fag burnin his lips argueing wi himself wits he gonna say to the wife fer being drunk AGAIN the guy who took the whole seat up nobody would sit beside him hickups riftin fartin sure he was gonna be sick ache its awe changed noo sit beside! a youngish woman and she would be SICK times they are a changing ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
07/10/07

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Looking for details of Hynd family, of Waddell Street moved probably about 1957 to Castlemilk. Frank, Annie and three or more children. Who has anything they can tell me. Frank was a joiner to trade and Annie from Donegal, married in St Francis and had a open house to one and all. Lovely couple. Trying to trace them for my parents.

Submitted by: James
Glasgow, Scotland
06/10/07
Email: gorbals.laddie@yahoo.co.uk

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Looking for a Margaret Gibson, last living 88 Mc Aslin Street Glasgow 1935, her father James Gibson, mother could b of 2, Agnes Mcphee/Janet Ingram

Submitted by: Charmelle
Enniscorthy, S.Ireland
05/10/07
Email: charmelle174@gmail.com

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I was on earlier Just to let you know that i have recieved my copy off (The Real Gorbols Story) By Colin Macfarlane. Not only great value but honest all true reading. Lots off memories. It has at the back all the names off famous and not to famous, One off the great men to stay in the Gorbols was Reverend Geoff Shaw, He also spent some time in the Bronx in New York before he came to the Gorbols, ps Here is a wee joke. The Gorbols wanted to twin with the Bronx. The Bronx said no way. You people from the Gorbals are to much for us to handle haha. Always nice to put a mention on this wonderful site brings us all back home again. Take care Alex

Submitted by: Alex Allum
Cumbernauld, Scotland
05/10/07
Email: stal1151rsg@yahoo.co.uk

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TO Pat McKay No I am sure that I did not go out with Joe Bennet from Salsbury St. Had to think hard as I am not good with names and I confess to having kissed more than my fair share of frogs in my younger days. Who knows maybe he wiz a "lumber" from the Barrowland or the Locarno! Cheers Rita

Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
04/10/07

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Myra - try this web site got photos of carlton place in it http://www.scan.org.uk/index.html the lamplighters was a theater I THINK! ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
04/10/07

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Does anyone remember the Mitchells lived on the corner of peeples st/egelton st, there was Jock and Ena, the parents, then there was Betty, Charlie, Duncan, Margaret (my mum) Jessie, Gina and Ken. Any info would be great.

Submitted by: Margaret Hay
Northamptonshire, England
04/10/07
Email: magshay1@yahoo.co.uk

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FAO Alex Alum there were 4 pubs as I can recall in Bedford St. At the corner of Eglington St. Bedford St there was the Malley Arms, Double Eagle I think that was at the corner of Warwick St, then there was the Clock Bar I think that was in Bedford St, and then the Boreen Bar cannot remember exactly where that was old mind getting addled. Hope this helps you Alex

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
03/10/07
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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FAO: Ekky, sorry but I don"t recall a pub being at the corner of abbotsford place & south portland street. I do remember the bedford cafe at the corner of bedford street & south portland street, as I sold the evening times on that corner as a lad of 17 [1952]. Owen Dougan

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
03/10/07
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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FAO: Matt Burke [junior] I remember when your dad was winching your mum [sadie] if I remember right your dad lived in herbertson street and your mum stayed across the street from me, with her sister may in their aunts house, [mrs warren] your mum and dad got a house in the next close, above the gibbons family. My son Eddy, born in 1957 used to pal around with yor younger brothers in the early 60s. I wander if you remember, I moved across the street to the house above the "double eagle" with my wife and son in 1960. Your aunt May and myself went to o.l. & st margarets school at the same time. thanks for the memorys Matt. Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
03/10/07
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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You know when I learned that my GGGrandpa died in Gorbals and I checked out this chat line and read many of the entries, I thought this is really neat. I decided to take a chance and enter my request on my GGGrandfather, Alexander Fraser Thomson, thinking I would probably not hear anything and to my surprise I have had 7 wonderful people that responded to my request with information, suggestions and people to contact to help me. I have made contacts and hopefully I will be hearing from them soon. Again thanks! Sandy Mullan

Submitted by: Sandy Mullen
Rockfalls, Illinois USA
03/10/07
Email: skm4491@yahoo.com

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FAO: Alex Alum the other pub you were asking about was the morven bar at the corner of bedford st south portland st and thanks to Frank Ford for the email letting me know

Submitted by: Ekky
London, UK
02/10/07
Email: ekkybo@fsmail.net

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With follow on to my last message looking for info on Patrick James Boyle.....I understand there is and always has been a lot of Boyles in Glasgow and the Gorbals,i am looking for any that may be related no matter how remote as i refuse to except that a family can not totally dissapear from the face of the earth. Anything will be appreciated as this is my family history and nothing is known apart from the info i have submitted.

Submitted by: Tom Boyle
Leicestershire, England
02/10/07
Email: thomasboil@tiscali.co.uk

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I'm researching my Lithuanian roots - my maternal and paternal grandparents were from Lithuania. My father's parents were Katerina Naukietie and Jousas Lazaunekas. They lived in Bridgeton, Glasgow then moved to Gorbals. I remember my granny Katerina living in Dunmore Street, Gorbals. She died in 1944. My mother's name was Eva Alkevic or Alkevie but that was changed to Bender. Her father was Kazimerz Bender and he died in the early 60s. I believe a Stephen Gobin and someone called Lesley have been corresponding and asking about people with those surnames and the surname Slapikas who was a family friend. I'd be very keen to hear from either of these people if they have any information at all. Is it possible we are related?

Submitted by: John Mitchell Lazaunekas
Glasgow, Scotland
02/10/07
Email: yam@sol.co.uk

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Somebody mentioned the old lamplighters i remember we used to follow them when they finished their shift, they used to empty the lumps of carbon from their poles down the drain {stank}. We would pick them up put them in the palm of our hands spit on them it would bubble up and burn we would see who could hold onto them the longest. Only one of the ways we amused ourselves in the gorbals. Great site great people

Submitted by: Jack Duffy
Basingstoke, Hants
01/10/07

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