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 Post subject: November 2007
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Alex Bowie I'm Jean Mclaren's cousin what you said about that family is so true her girls are a credit to her, her youngest daughter had the piper play flower of scotland up her road in devon at the head of her cortege the same piper who played for when we celebrated hi life.


Submitted by: Anna Graham
Devon, England
30/11/07
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TEN QUID howdi folks see some mer yanki patter on the site "if a canny join them attack them "WHERE did i say i wis a hard man am no any harder than any man or woman hoo wis born n bred in the gorbals all of us in the 30s ti early 60s and before who came thru rationing war that we could feel not see on telly work a 3 day week n feed a family, get up at 5 n the mornin n walk ti the shipyerds or get on the back of a truck wi the cuald wind makin yer face faw aff wonderin if ye still hid a nose n ears goin ti work in the NEW house ESTATES hivin ti travel ti motherwell to serve yer apprenticeship. the HARDMEN doon the pits n workin DIXON BLAZES n walkin awe these places in the freezin black ice n the wumin carryin big bundles on ther backs ti the steamy or stonin in the saltmarket sellin ther wares ti feed the weans not once hiv i said we were hard men, idiots yes n DORIS went ti USA as a BRAVE young lassie n wurked hard fer her bucks never ever did she say artie wis a hard man or me for that matter he wis an entertainer n good company for a sing song. doris gives us her exploits in life for others ti read noo u hiv got yer bit in aboot yer slasher basher cousin in a suppose yill be wantin ti say some mer well go fer it but try n tell wee entertainin anecdotes insults jist put u in the same catagory as that other person she keeps changin her name thers a gid boy noo lets here somethin constructive u only live once whoever yer god maybe n if u dont like it jist like the song says "JIST WALK ON BYE-I-I JIST WALK ON BYE"


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
30/11/07
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Anyone know the whereabouts of the Bailey family who used to live at 47 or 27 Naburn Street? Also, I used to pal around with some boys (many years ago) known as "BIG" John Enright- and Frank McLintock and some other boys who used to attend St. Thomas Club in Riddire - they were all from the Gorbals. Those were great years - funny - we had a ball.


Submitted by: Emily M Young (nee Rigley)
Advance NC, USA
30/11/07
Email: emily.young@wachovia.com
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F.A.O Ronnie Meldrum. Hello Ronnie. I too had a problem. But Finally made it thanks to someone at the Adelphi Centre. I've given them my email which, they say will be passed onto you, as soon as they have yours, then hopefully we can get together. Margaret and i were sorry that you had lost Betty. On your last visit you Mentioned looking out your bedroom window in Turnlaw St, where the tenements used to be. My 2 box apartments didnt include a bedroom (You lucky sod) depending on the size of the families. There could be 3 or 4 in a recess bed (A hole in the wall). Well i hope you get this. And so keep in touch. All the best Billy


Submitted by: Bill McTear
Glasgow, Scotland
30/11/07
Email: Durnanz@aol.com
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Hi, jackie turnbull i got your e-mail and have e-mail you back hope you get that one, and if fran is reading this did you get my e-mail? i don't know what i am doing wrong, hope to hear from anyone that remembers my dad barney davis or my mum mary connelly, please jackie and fran if you don't get my e-mails please let me know and i will find other way to answer yours many thanks keep in touch i love this site all the best love pat


Submitted by: Pat Davis
Islington, London
30/11/07
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Graham - Bunny Slowly was the guy that caused a riot at shawfield greyhounds caught him!


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
30/11/07
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Oh here we go again, to Graham, we are not talking hard men, just folks that we grew up with. And i have to agree people who need gangs are just like I said before a bunch of stooopid men just waiting to grow up. And if you knew Artie, John and the rest of them you would know they two in fact were the shyest boys, so I cant argue with you, but one thing is none of them were cowards, and they all paid for whatever crimes they commited. And in time turned out well, they just wanted like the rest of us a better life so they became business men in their own fashion and please I dont want to hear anymore slagging, just trying to get through life laughing not pissing and moaning like some folks. TQ we have handicapped plates also for Tosh, and everytime ah git oot the motor I feel like I have to limp or something, cause ah no people look at you to see what kind of handicap you have (grin) Do you live in a wee tooon? we do, population 6000 it is a tourist town, and in! the summer a mad house all the tourist biggest ice cream in one hand and then the largest drink you could buyi n the other. A lot of fat people in America but such is life, some hae meat, and boy do they eat and some hiv nane and waaaant it. We are expecting some friends of ours they are from west kilbride, but get this they are yanks lived in Scotland for the last twenty years but are now coming home, had enough of the rain and cauld. Well as always hope everyone is hale n hearty and have great Xmas and Nereday DAM


Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyre)
Slo, USA
29/11/07
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Ten Quid been followin' your blethers wi wan an all an trin tae pit a haunl on yi reckon you can gie me 3 or 4 years a wis born in Sandyfaulds St an flitted 1952 across the Molls Myre many memories good an bad folk yi couldna beat but the thought o' that singl en spewing drains stairheid lavy naw then yi hid Ol Charlie wi the club fit in the stables Jimmy Nisbets tottie scones Esmas vantases Tommy Orrs LG the Paragon the Bees the Ritz? geez how the hell did it ever get that name if that was ritzy oor singl en wis Buck hoose a went tae Oatlands school kin well mind o a Miss Hogg she wis a stoater an ol Mr Scott travelled every day from Ayr got aff the train Eglinton Street an walked the hale length o Cumberland St thro the pen tae work then backthe same wey at night an he wis nae chicken noo a days a wean wid boke at that aye happy days mibbe


Submitted by: Anonymous
29/11/07
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Looking for Janet Barcus (Gray) last known address Dndasvale Court House 93 Glasgow.


Submitted by: Susan (Gray) Coler
Spokane, USA
29/11/07
Email: RustyCo@centurytel.net
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Message for Alex Bowie. This is susan mclaren, that was lovely what you wrote about my mum and dad, i spoke to your sisters and dad the day my mum died, hope you are well


Submitted by: Susan Holland
Torquay, England
28/11/07
Email: susholl@aol.com
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Hi everyone, hope it in not to cold fur yi yet. i always hated the rain and if it was windy. So i was thinking about how we used to winch in the closes, and try and get the dunnie before someone else. So were dae they dae thir winching noo? I remember ma feet wid be frozen, and as soon as ah went intae the hoose I would run intae the scullery and put ma feet in the back to back oven as they would be numb. Then when we got galis enough we would staun in ma close, and if ma Da hid a bevy in him, he would shout "hey ackie ya prodestant B------ goat any fags if no then git oan yir bike. Then artie and a couple of the boys would slag you when they went intae the hoose T Q you said that i would know a lot of Hard Men, the people we are refering to were just a bunch of daft boys to me rember ah wis a year older, and when I say anythig am talking jist up ti wur teens then it was ofsky fur me. But the young mind is like a sponge soaks up everything. I was to busy going to the dancing, never noticed a lot going on around me like a lot of just learning about life teenager. In fact got two teenagers who at that know it all stage ah want tay guzzle them. Remember the men who stood under the bridges wi the rain coats on what was that all about dirty swine. Many a one would get belted wi staines and called some terrible names and one wid get blootered once in a while is that all in Colins new book which seems to be well favoured by a lot of folk? Wonder what kind of treatment they will come up for you for the cancer, ma sister she says she feels good tired but good. So Ah hope it keeps her healthy. Oh and one more remember the mooon dancers ha now that is a good one Terry Kerr, Scobie Sloan, sludger Smith, Dodgy Gaitens he was not a dance fan Cathy Mitchell but all soo side Marion Munro her sister Rita it is funny the names you remember and I know that they did not all leave Scotland. I heard that they changed the Corporation houses wonder what they changed the scullery and some decent heat in the rooms ah hope. Fur aew ma auld neebors, remember when sister irene used to bring her american husband home, we would all get bundeld into the big room and they would get as we used to call it the honey moon suite the wee room were the condensation would run doon the wos, you could never keep wall paper oan as it wid jist peel aff. As when ever some one got married they stied there ti they goat thir ain place a room or whatever. any way he always fur years he thoat that we had another room aff i that one as we all used to sleep in the same room till he left talk about keeping up wi the Jones. And he was the first person that we hid ever seen that took jam wi his eggs and toast. Ah think everyone in the neeberhood got tapped as ma Maw used to try and put on a decent spread for him, thank goodness he didnae sti to long. So hope every one stays warm and healthy all the best DAM


Submitted by: Doris Austin (Aka McIntyr)
Slo, USA
28/11/07
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Seen the names Grace McCluskey and also Betty Lee would love to get in touch as i went to school with betty and grace lived in the next close from me in thistle street there is no email address given hence i need help.


Submitted by: Myra
Glasgow, Scotland
26/11/07
Email: myrajigy1@aol.com
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Please in response to Louise Comerford - i tried to get you but cant. I grew up with your ma she was my best pal so was your gran they lived on cumberland st up pawn close ive tried to get her and here you are her daughter thats weird you ask her of me we went all through school loved hugh and john. I cant wait to see how she is, so if you get this please get back to me i'll watch every day love anne.


Submitted by: Anne O'Neill
St. Catherines, Canada
26/11/07
Email: anne.oneill.44@hotmail.com
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Hi, i got two lovely e-mails from a jackie turnball and a fran, i did e-mail back two them but i have't heard from them, did you's get my e-mails? cause it was really nice of both of you to e-mail me. Hello to mr tenQ and doris, and sanny, take care pat


Submitted by: Patricia Davis
Islington
26/11/07
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DORIS hi ther this is the monday efter i wis in the lock up i took the mrs too the shops n as i wis drivein into the undergrun car park this big guy in his 70s i guess as straight as a poker think somedi hid shoved an iron bar up his jacksi face oan him like a soor grapefruit yi no a pride masel on readin people n a wis rite wi this yin parked ma moter in the disabled space n over he marched said ti the wife "here comes a bampot" n he sterted "u souldnt be parkin ther thats fer disabled people so move" "well a parked up ther n a hit a car n a wee dwarf came oot n said am no happy" n i said "which wan are u then?" obviously he hid never herd o the 7 dwarfs his soor face turnin ti pickles ma wife told him a hid a sticker n the BAS! WENT N HID A LOOK !did that no get ma gander up the mrs went ti the shops n a said ti soor face is that yer scooter?" "none o your business!" ther he wis wi a big helmet awe the leather gear jackboots n stonin beside a 50cc scooter a said "yi n! o folks who hiv disabilities r no awe on wheel chairs or crutches some o us r blind "as i reversed inti his wee scooter! ache well i must be in ma second childhood! ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
26/11/07
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Hi I am an architectural student at the Strathclyde university and for my dissertation I am studying the regeneration of the Gorbals. I would really appreciated to hear from the local community with regards to community participation with the regeneration work, how much has the community been involved with the whole process? Is the regeneration of the Gorbals for the locals or is it for outsiders to cash in on. Do the locals find the 3rd regeneration successful reasons/comments would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.


Submitted by: Julie Cabrey
Glasgow, Scotland
25/11/07
Email: julie.cabrey@strath.ac.uk
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DORIS hi jist a wee note put this site on n get all the news of scotland n glesca quite good www.stv.tv ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
25/11/07
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Doris here is a thing aboot e-mails sometimes u hivti print the e-mail address in n it will work! mines is all small case letters n .au =oz at the end so if u kin see it awe try that if no i will send it via yasmine no result fea the doc yet aboot the asbestos it will come soon the guy who has been leadin the charge for asbestos sufferers is at deaths door now! very brave man! we hiv a new government here now LABOR here hopein our medical system improves we hid a 200 kilometer roon trip a wis knackered oor appointments were 4 hoors apart betty wis at the heart doc who comes doon fea brisbane once a month n ti kill time we went ti the casino played roulette on a machine like a slot machine type so here we r enjoyin oorsels but betty isni winnin or loosein i hid a look she wis bettin ODDS-EVENS or RED-BLACK i said "u cant win doin that" she said "n a canny lose either!" typical gorbals wumin just hivin a laff awera best ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
25/11/07
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Does anyone know what ever happened to Teresa Gibb? We used to play in the swing park in Hutcheson Square off Cumberland Street around 1960.


Submitted by: D.T.M
Glasgow, Scotland
24/11/07
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FAO: Caroline Walker. I was also born and bred in the gorbals, and I went to Abbotsford school between 1953 till 1961. I was wondering if you went at the same time, I have been looking for school photos from they times, could you help me caroline. All the best. Agnes.


Submitted by: Agnes Herrity (Kerr)
Glasgow, Scotland
23/11/07
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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I was looking through an old book and came across this story, does anyone know anymore about her. THE NAME OF THE GORBALS IN GLASGOW IS KNOWN WORLDWIDE. BUT PERHAPS NOT SO WELL IS THE FACT THAT SOME FORTY YEARS AGO, IN THE SAME DISTRICT OF GLASGOW LIVED A WOMAN WHO WAS KNOWN LOCALLY AS; THE ANGEL OF THE GORBALS; HAVING HERSELF ONCE BEEN CRIPPLED, BEFORE FAITH-HEALING MIRACULOUSLY CURED HER. MARGARET GILMOUR THEN SPENT SIX YEARS OF HER LIFE AS A DEVOTED FRIEND TO THE ELDERLY, DISABLED, AND HOUSEBOUND. MANY A LONELY PERSON HAD CAUSE TO BE GRATEFUL FOR GIFTS AND, ABOVE ALL, THE HAND OF FRIENDSHIP. I would love to find out if anybody remembers her. Thank you Agnes.


Submitted by: Agnes Herrity (Kerr)
Glasgow, Scotland
23/11/07
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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Ten Q you and Doris talk about all the hard men of the Gorbals. Let me tell you, back in the 50 and 60 there was only one, that was bunny slowly. The rest were a buch of would be's. big men if they had there gang behind them or a weapon. like big artie who i went to school with he would run from his shadow if it was one one one just like the rest of them. i know because one of my relations was the first sent up by lord carmont. for razor slashing. Just another fool like the rest of you. So give the people a break on this board with all the rubbish the two of you write.


Submitted by: Grayham
Torrington, USA
23/11/07
Email: ger@rit.edu
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I was wondering what to get my folks back home in Glasgow and here in Australia for Christmas...and having bought Macfarlane's book The Real Gorbals Story...i will be buying everyone I know from the old Gorbals a copy. It's a great piece of writing and had me laughing so much at one stage I had tears coming down my cheeks...but it also has its serious moments and Macfarlane captures the old characters and places absolutely beautifully. My man Reg (he and I are both from Hospital Street) said he couldn't put the book down and even took a day off (on the sick!) so he could read it all in one go! A great present for anyone...well done colin you have put the old gorbals back on the map forever...even in 100 years people will be enthralled by your book. And many thanks to the Gorbals Live site who made me aware of it in the first place. agnes


Submitted by: Agnes MacKenna
Brisbane, Australia
23/11/07
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DORIS hi again talkin aboot the pool a built wan masel dug a hole lined it wi plastic made up a pump n filter system lasted 15 yrs noo we were jist here n a hid a good back then n we done plenty skinny dippen n MORE we used ti sneek up the back yerd in the dark hot nites like u said drap the towel n in we went the greatest feelin in the world the pool wis next ti ma mother in laws wee hoose a built n she would shout leave ma wee lassie alain yu dirty bugger ! a rite gorbals wumin! wan o the original dirty dozen fea sandyfualds st. when a first got the big C a said i want ti swim wi a dolphine WISH GRANTED well talk aboot skinny dippen wi the wife a dolphine feels the same way when you cudle it like a peeled hard boiled EGG no kidden smooth n slippy noo we would feel like a scrambled egg ! sloppy n mushy ! ache well thats life yi end up the wi ye begin gummsie fatty n wearin a nappy awera best ti all ten quid


Submitted by: TEN QUID
Oz
22/11/07
Email: Not Submitted
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Hi All does anyone from Gorbals know of any Logan family Elizabeth ( mother ) 3 sons.. Ronald, William, David thanks


Submitted by: Steven 
London, UK
21/11/07
Email: ste_log@yahoo.co.uk
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Born & bred in the Gorbals still live there went to Abbotsford Primary school then Adelphi Secondry, head teacher then was Mr Baxter.


Submitted by: CAROLINE WALKER
Glasgow, UK
21/11/07
Email: WALKER-11@SKY.COM
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Just like to clear a few things up that I read on the website - F.A.O.HADGY my mum Rosemary Douglas did not have any children to someone called Joe. Think I would know. And to the others who go on about my Uncle Hughie being a mad person with a reputation that they are still talking about to this day - complete slander - stop writing crap about folk. Thank you. Feel free to reply.


Submitted by: Louise Comerford
Glasgow, UK
21/11/07
Email: louisecomerford@btinternet.com
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hi doris,i have been reading your notes and i really enjoy them the sames as mr tenQ, do you know my dad barney davis? i think he knew your brother,i am sure i have heard him say his name in the past, my dad died in 1989,his brothers and sisters were liz sadie, mick and john davis, liz is the only one left now,my dad could tell a great story ha,he lived in london for years that's were we were born my 2 sisters and brother, but i do go to scotland alot i love it,and i love to hear all the old story's and look at all the photo's,if you do remember my dad i would love to hear from you,oh yes my mum's name was mary connelly, do you know her, my mum died 1998,she came from the gorbals,she had two brothers tommy & willie and my nans name was sarah, hope to hear from you love pat


Submitted by: pat davis
London, UK
21/11/07
Email: info@1stchoicescaffolding. co.uk
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Hi -Rosemary Douglas here, trying to get in touch with Anne O'Neill but my emails keep getting returned. Anne if you read this please drop me a line and catch up. cheers


Submitted by: Rosemary Douglas
Glasgow, Scotland
21/11/07
Email: louisecomerford@btinternet.com
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DORIS i did hiv trouble wi ma e-mails but i hiv fixed it noo so try again just say hello see if it comes back if not bingo i will answere as soon as i get oot the lock up friday 23/11/07 only in fer the day mer tests fer the asbestos ache shyte a thot a wis sendin u an e-mail insted of the gorbals site oche jist leave it let u see how doty am gettin awera best ten quid


Submitted by: TEN QUID
Oz
21/11/07
Email: Not Submitted
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Sanny hi ther sorry i couldn't help Pat but i dont know IF I DID KNOW any of the davis clan name does ring a bell but really dumb one at that i dont know jim steen but knew acky artie who would forget him but now you hiv ma juices flowin i would like to hear more about them who knows maybe u will jog my memory i may hiv met jim but he was a merchant seaman just like my brother in law who lived in brighton before comein ti oz jim smith alot depends on the exact area n era of time n who u hung around with so interested to hear more awera best sanny ten quid

DORIS aye deep n wide remember them days well sometimes the only way ti get a feed! a wis born in GRANTON ST in the oatlands as soon as a wis born granny stuck a nappy own me n said "F" AFF TI YER KAFLIK DA" mixed marriages in them days were a BIG NO NO! wit did a do merrit a wee kaflik as u no awe ma family r tims even the GREENS from mathison st r cousens u mentioned 1 in u post jimmy wis he from ther? n i loved gon ti chapel the wee jb fea sandifualds st. wid nick the conels n eat them!a went ti boys guild in ERROL ST fer years then that SWEENEY guy "yes father yes father"the dober fer the priests wid chase me oot u r no wan o us u r wan o them ! frightened to say prody in case he got struck doon!so a just sat on the step n when he wisney ther i went defiantly back in ma knees shakin in case a got struck doon! some good entertainment sittin ther the hibs hall across the st.wan nite an IRISH guy wis gettin the shyte belted out of him from a guy wi a bike chain he ke! pt walkin forward sayin "now stop doin that!" the blood pourin from him then he grabbed the chain n really punched the guy ti a pulp till he collapsed PADDY turned roon in walked back in the hall THAT WIS ENTERTAINMENT! WIT WIS RANG WI US!WITS RANG WI THE SYSTEM! from ma own life i feared the DEATH PENALTY hid nitemers aboot it now its gon the nite i put "shadrack" in intensive care in a gang fight the corner of florance st jimmy lynch helpin me [hid reputation leader o the cumbie]got slashed this wis over nothin then LORD CARMON made it 7 years for carryin a razor shyte am no gone inti the holiday camp so we hid the tools in false ceilins in the low down toilets then i met a nice lassie n we hiv been merrit fer 50yrs [get less fer murder]so ti awe u young guys that r locked in yer own wee patch THERS A BIG WONDERFULL WORLD OOT HERE JUST WAITIN FOR YOU TO ENJOY GIVE UP THE HARD MAN STUFF THATS AWE IT DOES TO U IS STUFF U UP!u know the wonder of it all is, that world may onl! y be the next suburb next close or street if u hiv no been in prison go n stand outside one even that mite shake u up its easy ti be a follower its a bas. bein a leader some dark nite somedi will get yi!i know a couple o millioners who came from places like the gorbals left school wi nothin n then seen the lite n started ti study or -work- DONT LET THAT WORD FRIGHTIN U it can be very rewardin ask DORIS she came fi the gorbals n knew some hard cases im sure o this awe the hard cases a knew r deed n am still livin then a wis a nutcase too soft fer a hard case! ten quid


Submitted by: TEN QUID 
Oz
20/11/07
Email: Not Submitted
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Hi sanny @ brighton, it was good to hear that someone remember my dad barney, like you said he could tell a great story what was your dad's name? as you can see we live in london i still go to scotland i just love it, did you know that john davis died last year there is only my aunt liz left now. Where did you live if you don't mind saying, i still see my sisters in glasgow, do you remember them? Sandra died 5 years ago that was very sad, my uncle mick died two weeks before, anyway as mr tenQ said we have great memory and that i have, i think this site is great, there is so much that you want to ask. Anyway hope to here from you again luv pat. PS me and my sisters joan, sandra and brother john were born here in london we are my dad's second family haha, as you would know he had 4 childern in glasgow then us 4 in london want a family haha but i love them.


Submitted by: Pat Davis
Islington, London
20/11/07
Email: info@1stchoicescaffolding.co.uk
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To all of the Gorbals live Fans. The new book by Colin MacFarlane is pure dead brilliant. What a great story teller he is. The Real Gorbals Story is one of the best books I have ever read. The wee twists and turns of the story line pull at your emotions. What is so great about it is the creation of the "feel" of the old Gorbals. There is no book on the subject that can touch it by a million miles. Do yourself a favour and go and buy as many as you can afford. One for yourself to keep-you can dip into it whenever you feel that longing to be in that magical place in your imagination,for a good old therapeutic belly laugh or wee greet for absent friends. Then give one to each of the people you like/love the most. I guarantee it will be the best Xmas present you can give-even if they never experienced the magic of the place the work stands up on its own as a bloody good tale. Only one fault that I could find is that Colin mentions that the Steamie and the bagwash were one and the same thing. NOT SO! The bagwash I remember was in Waddell St and owned by a big Polish man. The stuff he put in to clean the clothes bleached them to an unrecognisable colour and rotted the fabric. Anyone remember this? Cheers Rita


Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
20/11/07
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Hi Pat Roberts 3/11/07 I am wondering if I know you/your family? I worked in the Pig and Whistle in the rearly-mid 60's with Rose and Jimmy and I knew a Mrs Roberts then who had a boy and a girl-can't tell by your name if you are male and female! I remember Mrs Roberts had a sister who lived in Hayfield St. You might know my sons Jim and Paul Higgins we lived in Moffat st then moved to a brand new house in Myrtle Park. My cousin Billy Hawkins and his wife Miriam still go to the Piggie every weekend-that would bore the life out of me, same folk same talk. A wee occasional visit though is brilliant and you can catch up with all the gossip. Take care, Rita


Submitted by: Rita Moffat
Glasgow, Scotland
20/11/07
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FAO Patrcia Davis I am very suprised you didnt get a bigger response like myself a lot of gorbals guys read the letters but dont respond I thought everybody from the gorbals knew davis and lyons clans. Your dad was a good friend of my dad and your uncle john davis was known by all who came from the gorbals he could tell more and better stories than ten quid i am suprised he wasnt sure about them or doris her brother artie and the steens would have told her about the davis clan and the good people they were. I'm sure others reading gorbals anecdotes would tell you the same but like myself (this one exception) dont get round to it and maybe we all should.


Submitted by: Sanny
Brighton, England
19/11/07
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FAO Rita Cambell in oz. Is that the same Rita who used to stay at gorbals cross and hang oot her window every friday waiting for her wee man wullie to come oot the pub I was in melbourne a couple of times and was going to try and look wullie up and have a drink with him but I remembered your famous saying to me when I used to come up for wullie to go for a pint(the next time your passing just pass)anyhow it was nice seeing your post and it brought back a few good memories well rita tell wullie i was asking for him and i hope you wullie and your two daughters are in good health


Submitted by: Ekky
London, England
19/11/07
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Just getting things ready for Thanks giving big family holiday when we say thank you for all our blessings and the Menu is always Turkey and a ham. the story is when the pilgrims came to escape British rule or some thing like that, anyway we are led to believe, that everyone was the best o pals with the american Indians (aye right) first yi gies yir meat, then we eat say ta, cheerio and come back to push them off their own land and fight for years ti take over, does it ever change? Any way on a cheerier note it is always a nice family dinner with all the trimmings. T Q ah remember when we lived in Manhattan Bch, and we had a pool put in, I used to just float there efter wurk, and made me feel like a movies star jist thinking how good does it get and no to shabby fur a couple of uneducated people and a lot of other Scots as well all seemed to get oan.. Ane time me and Tosh decided efter the weans wur doon, ti gi skinny dipping, now that was a great feeling! felt like a mermaid withoot the tail and long herr, till we heard the giggles oh mum daaad we cin see your bums, yir supposed ti be sleeping ya bunch of wee gets ..Another time me and all the wimmin wer hivin a womens night, a few drinks some meat balls the usual grubstakes, when we all decided to go skinny dipping and at the count of three we awe jump in, right. ANE, TWO, THREE TOWELS ALL DRAPPED EVERY ONE IS STARK BONKERS AND ME AM WEARING A TWO PIECE AND RUN FOR MA LIFE TO SHY. It was a lot of good memories and fun to have. My kids had a ball with it plus all the neices and nephews all from Scotland to, all my American friends couldnae get rid o them as they jist loved ti hear the kids speak real thick brouges, till they went to school and got Americanized, it was funny hearing oor weans trying to speak Glaswiegin. wis jimmy green no merrit tae ane of the Giblins and got drowned in New Jersey? he stayed wi me and Ackie when he first came over, seems when yir an immigrint yi always ur putting some body up for a couple of weeks ti they get a joab and a couple of bucks, never hid a rich ane yet awe poor souls like we were in the beginning. A remember a American saying to me, Doris were does one get the courage to leave their own country to come here and not know what is in front of you when your family and friends are all in Scotland, never gave it a second thought jist did it. Like everything else took it all in stride, and man it has been some life cannie believe hauf o the daft stuff that ah hiv done but it is all about making what we think is the best choice at the moment, and ah have done some brammers such is life. So to all health and good life enjoy it DAM


Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyr)
Slo, California
17/11/07
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FAO Rita Cambell in oz. Is that the same Rita who used to stay at gorbals cross and hang oot her window every friday waiting for her wee man wullie to come oot the pub I was in melbourne a couple of times and was going to try and look wullie up and have a drink with him but I remembered your famous saying to me when I used to come up for wullie to go for a pint (the next time your passing just pass) anyhow it was nice seeing your post and it brought back a few good memories well rita tell wullie i was asking for him and i hope you, wullie and your two daughters are in good health.


Submitted by: Ekky
London, England
19/11/07
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FAO: Bill McTear. Hi Billy, I did try contacting you through the Moderator asking if he could pass on to you my email address but he said you had not informed them of yours. I did send a reply to you but either I hit the wrong button or it's lost somewhere in cyberspace. I was begginning to think I was ready for the starring role in the "Last of the Mohicans" but's it's nice to know somebody from the old gang is still out there. Betty & I as you probably know got hitched in 61, her proposals finally wore me down, which wasn't too bad since we had been going to-gether 5 years. We settled in East Kilbride, had 2 kids than left on a work contract to Zambia in 69. My last visit home was in 73 where we stopped at my folk's place in Turnlaw Street. My old bedroom had now vista views as most of the surrounding tenements were gone. I caught up with some of our old sparring partners from the top floor of Hayfied at a dance we went to at St Mungo Halls. They stopped at our table when they recognised me & offered to buy us a drink. My mother thought it hilarious when they told her I hadn't changed, still had my "Roy Rogers" face but they knew that underneath I was a hard little B-----. I remember thinking there but for the grace etc etc. From Africa we moved on in 75 to OZ where we eventually settled in Perth. I brought my folks out to stay a few years later and they took to it like ducks to water. My mother always was a bit of a sun worshiper from her days at the Sawnee pond & Ducksie & the old man despite his love affair (Tragic at times) with the Bully Wee Clyde soon found himself a local library to amuse himself. Both Betty & the folks have since moved on, hopefully not to a "Hotter" place but I know they still keep an eye on me. Glad to hear my touching on our mispent youth brought back some memories. The jive club was Thomson's and it "was" records at Lombardo's. The other brother's name was Mario. They were pretty good letting us sit in there for hours with just a hot orange drink on a Sunday night with probably only a couple of bob between 5 of us, Oh the good old days!!!!! Get back to me via the Moderator with your email address if you can as I'd like to keep in touch. Ronnie Meldrum


Submitted by: Ron Meldrum
17/11/07
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I am on Glesgapals board and one of our member is looking for Billy Hamilton. Can any of you help me in this request. Contact me via email if its easier. Bye for now, Norrie All i know so far is he's around 51 or 52ish he was married to Ruth Adams who'd be around 50ish now, they had 2 children Karen and William, they must be late 20's early 30's. they lived in either the gorbals or rutherglen back in 78/79 maybe. Ruth stayed with her sister Brenda Adams (aunt really) in granton ST, billy stayed in Roseberry ST i think that was when thy were at school, marydoll said they all used to go to Wolsley ST Primary then went onto Adelphi Secondary (not the red sandstone 1) it was the white 1 new at the time. Billy was a year above marydoll and Ruth i think. marydoll thought that they were living in govanhill, but then she emailed to say that their now living back in the oatlands or rutherglen, not to sure. Any new info would be gratefully appreciated.x


Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
16/11/07
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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T Q hiv tried ti take yir e-mail aff the letter wi the picture of you and betty, that yi sent via yasmine but it keeps coming back as not legit? as yi know cannie say a lot of stuff on the Gorbals live, some folks wid jist love ti terr it apart jist because they didnae hiv the some rerring up as we did. Geting back yi yu being a proddy dog at least yi didnae hiv tae go ti the Pinapple every sunday hail rain or snow and of course who could understaun as it was done in Latin the only good thing was yi could nick a few coppers fae the plate aye sum cafilic we were, liked going tae the tent hall at least it wis waaarm and yi got a paris bun and a drink not all serious like the St Francis Chapel man made every one feel guilty of no matter what. Hauf the time we got slung oot as we never had the right claithes to present oor sulfs wi, always the poor souls. remember the song deep and wide deep an wide my cup full and runeth over, and the lord sed ti me be as happy is yi cin be my cup full and running over I know it went some thing like that. Never bliddy knew what it meant but at least it was warm and fun. Oh wit ah wid gie fur a cream bun and a real pie wi the grease running doon ma chin, now they taste like sawdust must get the stuff oot the sooside sawmills ti fill the hoat pie wi. its funny when yi go back fur the furs time yi cannie wait ti go and buy a lot of things that yi thoat yi missed but nothing is ever the same is it, except a loat o the people. Gled ti hear that they are tearing doon a lot of them ugly building and making wee hooses fur people I mean come on that many people living in one o them places we had whit six up a close. Me n Ackie we bought oor first hoose at 45 Roseberry st then sold it to his brother Jun who then sold it ti a auld pal o mine Vera McKinnon lost touch wi her also. In fact ah wis cleaning oot a lot of shyte when ah came across me n Ackie oor wedding pictures the two Da's they were steam boats and if ah hidnae been sitting there wi a white dress oan it looks like the last supper I kid you not. St Mungo hall Ackie he paid for it all and all the guys aff the ships were there so you cin imagin but it wis a rerr terr cannie even tell you who wis all there, mosly all the punters you know who, so they were all happy hinging oot wi the big bohys. Any hoo the noo every one stay healthy and lang mi yir lums reek DAm


Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka MyIntyr)
Slo, California
15/11/07
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Doris i used ti live in thistle st. near the gushet one day ma big bro. came in "hiv ye got any buckets n empty bottles?" "aye here!"off he went ti the wagons remember the days they hid wooden floors well he had a braise n bit n went n drilled thru the floor n the wooden casks of whiskey filled the buckets him n his pals hid gathered then the bottles talk aboot whisky galore that wis WHISKY THRU THE FLOOR!NOO WULKS ther no grose a used ti go ti helensburgh on ma bike ti get them when a wis a wean then when a come here a seen these spanish folk gather HUGE white wans size o a weans fist so i gathered a bag full n ate them couldni eat the heed bit too tuff a wee bit sick efter just too greedy-- we were on holidays ther wis awe these oysters on planks of wood when the tide went oot so i half filled a heshin bag up n carried them to the caravan this wumin came up ti us n said see all them oysters !" "whit r they?" lookin like an idiot that wis easy to do!"they belong to ! the oyster farmers so do not touch them" "aye ok missus a widni dream o it!" she's gone "well folks we cant put them back ther awe deed so we better do the right thing n EAT THEM!"I really believed anything from the sea wis fair game not like noo hiv ti hiv a license for everythin ache well us humans r the greediest thing on this planet well doris a think i wull sign aff noo n go down ti the creek n see if ther r still any crayfish left! ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
15/11/07
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I lived in thistle st my first job was as a hairdresser in Norfork St its was called Harry Freed it was near Gary Owen pub and our rivils was Gordons in Rutherglen Rd. I used to go to cafe in gorbals st called gordons most of people were of Irish decent, we also went the dancing in South Portland St the Portland.


Submitted by: Grace McCluskey
Glasgow, Scotland
14/11/07
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Hello you lot just found this site and think it's great I came from Thistle St Tap end, moved to Castlemilk 1959 lived doon the valley, came to Canada 1974. Keep it comin TQ


Submitted by: Jimmy G
Sarnia Ont, Canada
14/11/07
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See you at xmas will have a rare tear!


Submitted by: Irene
Glasgow, Scotland
14/11/07
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DORIS haloha we hiv got a dry day at last n wit will a do get wet am goin swimmin in ma pool WHEN IT HEATS UP! goat the hay fever n the best thing fer that is salt water so am a wee bit far from the sea but ma pool is salt chlorinated next best thing a heat it by solar the noo it is only 25c a need 30c before a put ma toe in COWARD sure am! [wheesht a canni swim a jist float n paddle noo!] When we first got here in oz we hid a liquor of allsorts of friends ma wife took a German lady to the butchers [she was off scots parents] n she wanted a pigs head --in those days they thru awful away so here she is her heed in her honds goin grunt grunt ma misses peein herself sayin "she wants a pigs heed" n he said "i understand the grunt grunt better than i can understand your lingo" noddin ti the wife now u hiv ti pay for liver kidneys changed days! i wis here 18 months n i moved into my own home i got paid 10 pounds for playin fitba ma job paid 21pounds+bonus n overtime a didny need ti work as i got clocked off ti train n play got paid for coachin too i used to coach the daily record team when i lived in the gorbals our manager wis a midget who played shows in the Alhambra then they gave us the ass too many gorbals boys in the team n most games we finnished wi 10 if no 9 men n we were a very good team in the glasgow league. i dont think the record wanted the publicity we could give them! the good jags gave us the strips could always back PARTICK THISTLE ti back loosers i played for kings park in the scottish league we got a new manager i wis celtic daft n he rangers within a month he got rid of me he thot a wis kaflick instead a wis a mixed family prodi a few years pass n kings park r no the club they were n playin in the glesca league n we met them in a cup tie! game abandoned! we finnish wi 10 men they finnish wi 7 one sent off for us 4 carried off for them aye that wis a great day! u hiv been aroon that place called AMERICA thats wit life is awe aboot! DORIS AWERA BEST TEN QUID


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
14/11/07
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Agnes Herrity i hiv no idea wit HE, SHE wis raving aboot but this am bloody sure "IT IS THE SAME PERSON AS USUAL" people who dont underston words shouldny read they only get confused! stick ti comics wi pictures N AGNES ONLY A FOOL KIN BE FOOLED! ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
13/11/07
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T.Q that was some feedback that wee wummin gote, man you hiv bin oan the board a long time magic. Di yi remember running effter the coal trains, we waited in oor berrys so we could climb oan ti the train faster better grip. Then if we got lucky we could let the back doon and start chucking coal oot the train and their wis always a crowd, but some times it wid jist be dross, so that git dumped to but wis a mess and we wid be like pickaninnies, (nea offence) and we thout that wis a great night only could do it at night. Talk aboot being poor we did not know anything else and some were worse off than we were. ah remember the neighbours always knew when someone got a few extra shillings and mostly everyone borrowed aff each other. Oh and how aboot the Glesga Green the shows hiv tae laugh at that worked them stalls a couple of times but everyone wis it the nick and couldnae tell them to push aff, as you knew maist o them (grin) I loved New York city and we had such great times there, the first Easter parade never saw anything like it, it was so happpy and colourlurful, hmmmmmn seem ti be stuttering there, and the St Paddys Parade now that was a sight ti see all them bagpipes not that ah wis a fan, but the colours of the tartans, pure magic. Yi hiv ti remember this wis awe in the late fifties and the Americans do it alll in a big way. Jist thoat ti share that wee memory. First time ah took ma daughter back ti Glesga and I took her ti the barrows fur sum wulks, she puked right oan the street at the thoat o eating something so gross. But she did love what she saw and the people. So T Q hope Betty will keep us up ti date when yi go intae the hospital, yi know jist so we can keep an eye oan yi. And to all you other special folk stay healthy and enjoy yir memories am still making mine best ti awe DAM


Submitted by: Doris Austin (aka McIntyr)
Slo, California
13/11/07
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Hi ten Q, it was great to hear from you, my family lived at king'cross my dad said it was like being back home more scot's in the cross, than the gorbals ha. I love glasgow i have been going from a tiny baby, i think my dad lived @ 32 portgual street, and he did live in crown st. My grandad had the same name as my dad, my nans name was sarah but she died young 45 so my aunt liz had to bring up sadie mick and john, my dad was about 21 then, he would get himself in touble ha i think he was alot of times in touble ha. He did have 4 girls in glasgow to a lady called jean lloyns, but i do see my sisters, we have got over the bad bite, so there is no bad feelings now, which i am glad of, but i still love to hear all the old story's and when i go to glasgow i still look at all the old photo's, my cousie tommy smith is great at drawing, and he know's all the history of the gorbals, anyway it was great to hear from you, i will look out for your e-mails and hope you can remember my family! take care mr tQ,love patx


Submitted by: Patricia Davis
Islington, London
13/11/07
Email: info@1stchoicescaffolding.co.uk
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I moved away in the 1960s from Thistle Street and since then i have read various books on the Gorbals including No Mean City and Ralph Glasser's Growing up in the Gorbals...didn't think much of them...depressing and a load of baloney..but i recently ordered from amazon colin macfarlane's new book The Real Gorbals Story and i was pleasantly surprised how good it was. He captures the old gorbals beautifully and it really was a joy to read..it gave me a real old gorbals lift.


Submitted by: Jane Murray
Capetown, South Africa
13/11/07
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RE: Sonny and Coyle's fruit shop...i remember it well...it was run by john coyle and i think his brother and was next door to murray's newsagents in rutherglen road i have a picture of coyle's in my book The Real Gorbals Story...i lived just round the corner in crown street up the bank (and dentists) close. happy days! col


Submitted by: Colin MacFarlane
Pontypridd, UK
12/11/07
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com
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Lived in gorbals from 1955 till 60s we lived at the top of thistle st. we all lived at top end near ninians wynd church, jimmys tyres, hynds tatties, marys shop anyone remember being sent off by heatlth board to seafield school in ayr for health reasons? oh how i hated that place. someone was looking for old songs, we had one made up as young as we where.. it was: ther is a happy land far far away. where you get porridge oats nearly evary day, ham and eggs you never see, soapy water fur youre tea. thats the way thay treat you here at seafield school.. it was actualy a great escape from the gorbals normal life. Now that i think back on it, that was some 47 years ago. Anyone with similar memories of about same time please contact me. P.S. i went to abbotsford school 1960 and would love class photo if anyone has one thanks alex....


Submitted by: Alex Wilkie
Dublin, Ireland
12/11/07
Email: bernadettenln@yahoo.ie
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The parties at new year in gorbals were fab my mother putting up the last bit of wallpaper before the bells, doors open good neighbours, my da could drink like a fish without a moan from my ma, the weans all waiting on ginger cordial best clothes on for the parties!


Submitted by: Sonny
Glasgow, Scotland
12/11/07
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Good morning all. Back in May (I think) I asked for assistance finding a lost friend. I am going to ask again as I have herd nothing. Her name was Betty Hunter at the time. She was married to Alex, and her first son was also named Alex. The last address I have for her is 45 Auchinlock St. Springburn, that was in 1964. We are all getting older and it would be nice to touch base with her again. Thank you for any help you can give me. I was born in the Gorbals, at 50 Crown street. It was bombed while we were evacuated to Stuarton. I lived with my Mom, Mary Gorham, (Dad was at sea most of the time), Grandmother and Grandfather, Moms brothers Pat, Jamie, Donald when they were home on leave, and sister Kay. Across the street lived another uncle, Joe, and Aunt Betty (Bridget) MacCaffery/MacCoomb, spelling may be wrong, sorry. Some of the names I read sound as if I have heard them before. Mom use to tell stories of growning up and living in the Gorbals. I left when I was very young! but have been home countless times since. This is a wonderful site and I do enjoy reading it very much. Keep up the good work.


Submitted by: Marion (Howe)
Nova Scotia, Canada
12/11/07
Email: murin@hotmail.com
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Hi to everyone, who would wanna be a wanna be young cumby, TQ has always said that he knew them not that he hung about with them. Anyway it is all memories when we were kids and teenagers to bad it upsets some folks. And a lot of people get a laugh so lighten up and enjoy, in fact give us a few of your tales. Not everyone lived the same, some were better off than others, but on a average all poor catholics, some proddies to. No Yasmine did not send me the pictures of my brother Edward but, did get one of my sister Bertha, made me cry just looking at her, she was so pretty. TQ sounds like you went through what a lot of us did when we first came here. My first job was in R C A T.V factory, and I thought the differance from working in a factory in Glasgow was always so miserable over here everyone was friendly dressed nice not anything was good enough for work, and food I never saw so much food in my life. My second job was cleaning for a wealthy Irish lady, gave me a tuna sandwich for lunch and deducted seventy five cents out my pay, miseable pig. Needless to say did not last to long with her. Did not have any special skills but always went were there was money in hand everyday. I did my waitress right on Broadway made what was considered good money. Next job working for the Italians in Newark great money as it was all the wise guys. First time a guy ordered a stuffed pork chop, I laughed and asked how do you stuff a pork chop but it was on the menu , I never knew what half the food was, but sure picked up fast and used to play the brouge to the hilt Americans loved it, and aways left a gooood tip. We had the Irish club Scots club red hand of ulster club all in Kearny N J some great nights but always a fisty cuff no matter what. So was it much the same in AUs? so keep up the patter will be rcht oan it masulf hate when you think you hiv wrote a brammmer of a letter and it disnae get printed bummer. So again everyone stay healthy cannie believe Xmas is coming up so soon and shopping isnae ma bag any mere best to everyone DAM


Submitted by: Dori
Slo, California
12/11/07
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Thanks to the person who sent me the picture of hayfield school put it on my desk top but something went wrong with the email and it got deleted but saved the picture thanks again pat


Submitted by: Pat Roberts
London, UK
11/11/07
Email: patspark@hotmail.com
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Any old buchan street school survivors from the 60's still around?


Submitted by: Billy Crossan
Inverness, Scotland
11/11/07
Email: aquatramp@msn.com
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FAO: Patricia from Downtown, so what if ten quid is [if he is] exaggerating it is well done and very entertaining reading for me anyway i am probably older than you and i came from the soo side as we called it and seen lots of bad and good things as well but he and DORIS seem to know each other and give all of us a bit of fun reading their posts. So patricia if that is your real name as the old saying goes put up or shut up and let us all enjoy this board without silly insults.


Submitted by: Patricia
Uptown, Oz
11/11/07
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FAO of ten quid, I have just read a message from a patricia from oz. Did you read it as my name was brought up I was wondering what she meant when she said your were telling a lot of lies, please put me straight with this, I would not like to think I was being made a ful of. Agnes


Submitted by: Agnes Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/07
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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F.A.O.CHRISTIE Betty Lee is on Friends Reunited she still lives in the Gorbals


Submitted by: Isabella Henriques
Rotherham, England
10/11/07
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F.A.O. James (England) John Swandells is in South Africa you may be able to contact him through J.Duxberry 34 Raleigh st Yeoville Johanesburg South Africa Met up with him when I lived there his sister ann lived at Ibrox Road not sure what area that is good luck


Submitted by: Isabella Henriques
Rotherham, England
10/11/07
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Hi Irene, I will email you the photo of what is there. Where did the Adelphi terrace name come in, was that still on Adelphi St?


Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Rutherglen, South Lanarkshire
10/11/07
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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Hi isabella the jannie here oor billys still daen his caretaker hes workin wae renfrew cooncil thats 23yrs now wae scottish special/homes hes still merrit tae margaret 34yrs noo passed of his life sentence got 2 daughters n 2grandaughters stys n drumoyne noo well sumbodys got tae stie ther did u know joe mc enroe passd away a few yrs ago? Peter mcgill sties n yoker noo oor robert sties n brigton evrybodys immigratin massive changes n the sooside noo evn i dont know ma wie aboot aw the multis r comin doon thank god aw the peeple r gettin wee hooses a ther ain awra best the jannie


Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
10/11/07
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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gday from australia. im looking for my brother Hugh Fitzpatrick and sister Helen age in their late 60s. i lived at 223 Baltic street between 1958 -67 and before that we lived at 280 Shettleston road. my Father was Hugh he had five brothers Patrick, Tommy, Billy, Peter and James and a sister Mary she was a conductress on the trams for years- she lived in Elvan street. my mother was Helen Mackay Murray she died when i was six months old, my father remarried Jemina (ina) Murdoch nee Brown. we knew a mrs Boyle on old Shettleston Road and Keatings from Carntyne Teresa Keating, if anybody has any information on the whereabouts of my brother Hugh and Helen Fitzpatrick please send to my email address bfitz@live.com.au as its been 40 years. thanks


Submitted by: Brian Fitzpatrick
Swan Reach, Australia
10/11/07
Email: bfitz@live.com.au
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Patricia Downtown, Oz I take offense to u calling me a LIAR n then u hiv the stupidity to say u hiv read my posts since 2002 either u cant read or u r just the same person who has been trying to find out my name n not my NOM-DE-PLUME-DA --DA-DA-- DAA! AWAY N BILE YER HEED IF YE READ LIKE U SAY U DID THEN MY REAL NAME----WOULD BE APPARENT! her name is herrity not harrity n i wasnt diatribe too her if u find diatribe words in my post of 02/11/07 then u must hiv lived a very very sheltered life poor thing u now as for criminals do u realy know wit yer talkin aboot thers more criminals noo comin into the country than 17 canteen n no fer stealin a loaf o bread either "I WIS NEA CRIM!"a streetfighter aye but i dont regret it never fought wi guys who were not fighters n u know more about the gorbals than i will ever know well there is nea argument from me lets hear yer anecdotes lassie am awe ears n the CUMBIE wit do u mean a member do u think we went aboot wi stamps on wur! heed sayin am a cumbie MEMBER! oche cum aff it in my day we were a mob o guys who hung aroon smyths pub corner lawmoor st n cumberland st.n the 50s the polis office across the street i seen a guy wi a hatchet in his heed [before my teenage days] n it took the polis hours to let themselves oot too see wit wis goin on yes we hid gang fights yes we even hid fights with each other n we were not awe kafliks either but CELTIC to the core both in fitba n nationality. I hope yer no wan o them born again things now this is GORBALS ANECDOTES lets hear some of that like i slipped a wee bit o wan into this awe u done wis ATTACK for something that hid nothin to do wi the gorbals awe cum on wits in a name!


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
10/11/07
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To Bob Kidd - Hi Bob, my dad's living the quiet life in bearsden these days (well not much to do there anywhere lol) Thanks Caroline Ferry


Submitted by: Caroline Ferry
Blantyre, Scotland
10/11/07
Email: princesscaroline34@hotmail.com
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To Rita Campbell - I think the Bridie Ferry you were pals with was my Auntie Brenda, she was known as Bridie and has sisters Margaret and Noreen and brothers Jack and Joe (my dad). Unfortunately she passed away earlier this year. It would be nice to hear some stories about her if it is the same Bridie. Thanks Caroline Ferry


Submitted by: Caroline Ferry
Blantyre, Scotland
10/11/07
Email: princesscaroline34@hotmail.com
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Patricia Davis - I knew some folks by the name of davis n barney-mick were common names to me u know u see a face in an image u remember but cant put a name to it n vice a versa so sorry for family losses as it is obvious u miss them and that is what life really is MEMORIES. I believe it is better to miss them because u love them and the memories linger on especially on film or photos [hiv plenty] eventually the grief n hurt will turn to only happiness n lafter maybe if i knew were they lived i may know something of them as u live in london i did too. Had a pal there named mick from the gorbals a great high diver n swimmer we went to a school in woolwich St. Peters n we always got picked on by the poms as we call them in oz "weres the kilt jock" as crowds of them gathered round us, my da always said "remember sticks n stones but if anyone tries to hit u get in first" aye right da which one o the 500 do i go fer. Mick wis wee n slim slid thru the water like a hot knife thru! butter one day the usual crap aboot kilts came up the usual bulliboy at the front so this would hivti be the one ti go fer i thot! i hid been in the 7th battalion cameronian cadets n learned unarmed combat besides that i liked fighting so bulliboy steps forward put his hand on my chest to push me my nutcase attitude took over i grabbed his fingers n bent them back towards his face this brought his face upwards as his knees bent then i gave him a glesca kiss right on the nose before laying into him his egger owns making distance between us if they didnt they would be next didnt we get spotted by the headmaster he called me over n asked me "do u like fighting" wit a silly question that wis my 3 Rs right-reft-rupercut i hid better relationship wi awe concerned from then on put into the boxing team my pal the swimming team i loved english school prodies kafliks n jews awe the gether so it should be! family selling hot chestnuts winter icecream in summer in trafalger square n the west end my da playing in a big band ma uncle the SP booky in the ELEPHANT CASTLE life wis great wi an inside toilet BUT! we all missed the gorbals! so after a year or so we went back it does hiv that calling-ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
10/11/07
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Hi ten quid you must have stayed next to the club bar not a bad pub i stayed 295 then after we got married stayed next john behinds the potato merchant the blarney was a good pub had many a good night there not many good pubs left in the gorbals worse luck


Submitted by: Boyle (Clancy)
Glasgow, Scotland
09/11/07
Email: j.boyle110@ntlworld.com
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Hello Norman I went to Adelphi Terrace from 1956 1959 It was on Adelphi St also on Florance St and had an annex on Ballater st.. The boys was seperated from the girls ...I miss it and would love if someone could send me a picture of it...They tore it down now lots of memories I have from Adelphi so if anyone can send me a picture I'd be in sevens heaven Irene Dumbreck


Submitted by: Irene Dumbreck
Ajax Ontario, Canada
09/11/07
Email: scotch_lassie@hotmail.com
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Thank you Jimmy O for finding out for me who Pat was married to. I have Pat and Matilda on the 1901 census with 1 daughter Mary and 2 sons Andrew and John. I think the twins must have been a second cousin to my father if they were born 1938, not 1st cousins as i had originally thought. He always referred to them as his cousins. I think either John or Andrew may have been the father of the twins. I met Tommy once while walking down Tormusk Road in Castlemilk with my father, he and his grandson (Tommy?) were walking up they spoke for about 10 minutes. That is the only time i ever saw him. Jimmy you have been a big help and i thank you once again. Andrea


Submitted by: Andrea
Canada
09/11/07
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Doris my wifes da kept his horse there in the pen between sandyfuald st n moffit st n i used to clean it oot of course i didnt know her then but i liked the smell o horse keeck aye remember the twins n I were in the cadets in we went on maneuvers in fort william we hid to set up an ambush in this farm yard ther it wis my favorite a big pile o dung i hid STRIPES so a said to the twins "u 2 r wi me the bren gun in ther" they hid 303 rifles bigger than the 2 o them together they never said a thing just screwed ther wee noses up. we dug a big hole got in then I said "now cover us up" "awe naw fur F sake no that!" "AYE" I a said wi a big grin a loved the smell o steamin hot horse keeck i wis takin a chance mind u we hid been trained unarmed combat so ther could hiv been a bit of UNFRIENDLY FIRE from them two! ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
08/11/07
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RE: Alex Bowie that post of yours 2/11/07 was very well said n so true well written ! ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
08/11/07
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This is a repeat of a message I posted a while ago. 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. My father, Jack Harris, was a tailor and used to get his buttons and some cloth from Harry Crown in...Crown street. I was born in Hospital Street in 1947 and would like to contact anyone who remembers life in the Gorbals from that time.


Submitted by: Albert Harris
Edinburgh, Scotland
08/11/07
Email: harrisa3@googlemail.com
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To rita moffat - did you used to go to the cooper dance hall and st johns boy guild? I used to go about with bridie ferry and also went to earl st danciing also wilson jivein


Submitted by: Rita Campbell (Nee McLauglin)
Melbourne, Australia
08/11/07
Email: campbellrita241@hotmail.com
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Hi ten quid, i really enjoy reading your e-mails, i think you would be my uncle mick's age, he was born 1938 davis, it was very sad he died about 5years ago, i know he would have loved your storys, my dad would tell me lots of things when he was young and his name was barney davis he died in 1989. i miss him very much my mum died 9 years ago they could tell great storys i really loved hearing them thats why i read your e-mails, did you know any of my family? i think glasgow is great i go all the time i will be there this new year please god love pat


Submitted by: Patricia Davis
Islington, London
07/11/07
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Boyle (Clancy) wis in the blarney as soon as i walked in everyone shouted "YOUR SHOUT!"n i did a shouted "TAXI" my brother lived at that end just took a look at a photo of me outside it n the kebab shop next door never noticed that before. i lived opposite the govanhill bar had a guy thrown thru ma windi a just picked him up n thru him back out without a thot thats the way it was in those days when the pubs shut you hid to put the shutters up in the low down shop type hooses wi the iron bar across wit a street but still a lot of good folks there too! ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
07/11/07
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I'm trying to find Billy Hamilton he's married to Ruth Adams and they have three kids, can anybody help???


Submitted by: Manda Ferguson
Maidstone Kent, England
07/11/07
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Ten Quid, you were asked a simple question and quite a good one too. It was from Agnes Harrity. What a lot of crap you gave her. I`m older than you and more verse about the Gorbals than you`ll ever be. You forget the last lot of criminals who were allowed into Oz was the late 1790`s. Your a wannabe Cumbie member, but to me you only relate yarn`s about the Gorbals from hearsay. Have been reading your diatribe since 2002. Remember if your going to lie alway`s remember the lie you told, it will come back to haunt you.


Submitted by: Patricia
Downtown, Oz
07/11/07
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Hi does anybody remember Coyles fruit shop on Rutherglen road?


Submitted by: Sonny
Glasgow, Scotland
07/11/07
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My G G Grandfather was a mercantile Clerk, this is shown on his John's marriage lines of 1862 at Tradeston.....Is there any way I can find the Mercantile Clerks before 1862? John was married from 28 or 38 Thistle Street. His new wife also reside there before their wedding. she was a Janet Taylor and sometimes used Janet Somerville and Janet Taylor at one time they lived at 58 Hospital Street. The family story goes that a Rev Somerville had 3 sons. His wishes were that they follow him in the Church, one some however did not. On being pushed out of the fold he took his mothers maiden name of Forrest........How true this is I do not know but all my fathers brother and sisters had Somerville for a middle name. The family all lived in the Thistle Street and Crown Street area...Hope sincerely you may be able to help........Regards Jo


Submitted by: Jo Forrest
Nottingham, UK
07/11/07
Email: John.forrest1927@ntlworld.com
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Does anyone remember "Lady Gray" of kintra Street during the 30's, she used to lend a few penies and anything was welcome then. Dan her husband was the Milkman with the Pony and cart


Submitted by: Ian Forrest
Nottingham, UK
07/11/07
Email: John.forrest1927@ntlworld.com
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Patricia Fordham I lived thru the back from u in thistle st not till 57 my son was christened in the wynde church at the gushet. left for oz n I lived in SHELLHARBOUR drove to NOWRA often with the family so its a small world my house in thistle st i had to put broken glass in the walls to keep the rats out i built a toilet in it asked all the neighbors not to use theirs for a while till i connected it up as well hiv a gab with the rats i think everybody flushed at once all over the floor my wife was pregnant too so fight fire with fire I fight keeck wi keeck as I was on the ground floor I took a shovel n bucket n thru the lot all over the stairs fixed my toilet n sat n waited for the folks upstairs to come slideing down screaming "you dirty bas! am i as bad as them SURE AM! When i got my house in oz there was no toilet "HI MR WHERES THE LOO?" "we build a shed outback n put a tin can n it gets emptied weekly" "naw naw am no gone back ti the gorbals put a septic init! this day i dont underston folk who go out in the dark n wet to relieve themselves in a bucket n drive big fancy cars dont know if that happened in nowra but our area was full of migrants the con men thot we were stupid "F"sake we could con a con man n hiv u got a relation BEN who works for ACA on channel 9? just a thot as i know him awera best ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
05/11/07
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Doris gid day mate u might not no it but me n Big Cody Rowantree were not the best o friends he pulled a malky on me in caly rd. A guy thru me a baynot n i took to him anyhoo i got spotted n dobbed into my old man he marched me along to were the hammer hung about florence st. cut to the chase he told my old man he didnt know i was one of the ten quid family [ache well that will do for noo] so he got him to hand over his malcom frazer n said in the back in hiv it oot REMEMBER we invented kung fu fightin in the gorbals [dirty fightin] so he walks in the close in front of me starts to unbutten his crombie n i pulled it down over his arms from behind a liberty naw its the way it was then do or be done, my old man said "see u dont need chibs" aye right da i thot to myself thers no gangsters gonna do me withoot a struggle a year or so later we had a real big one in cumberland st. black marria dozens of polis a thats another story i know he was yer pal but we just loved fightin! we could hiv been tam o shanter n oor wullie the names n the gangs didnt matter it wis the environment's we lived in u didn't hiv to get involved in it but some of us were just IDIOTS! who enjoyed it! the c is under control thanks for askin hope your sister doesn't suffer too much as it can be very painful i had it in 6 now different places but it was in 6 differ rant years over 12 years so it was much easier to fight I THINK! been in 5 times this year go back end of month awera best doris ten quid


Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
05/11/07
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Hi i am from the Gorbals my man also good to here the old patter


Submitted by: Sonny
Glasgow, Scotland
05/11/07
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Hello, Thanks to everyone who got back to me about the old Glasgow and Gorbals songs. Does anyone know of someone still living in Glasgow who could either play or sing the songs? Many Thanks


Submitted by: Neville Rae
Glasgow, Scotland
05/11/07
Email: neville_rae@hotmail.com
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F.A.O. James Fletcher many thanx for the info will try and find the message ref Ann McDonagh and its Isabella not Irene hows your Brother Billy thanx again


Submitted by: Isabella Henriques
Rotherham, England
05/11/07
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Hi ten quid meant to say dog was great dane they also had an alsation i also stayed in thistle street top end local was the blarney (seils)


Submitted by: Boyle (Clancy)
Glasgow, Scotland
05/11/07
Email: j.boyle110@ntlworls.com
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Hi, can anyone remember my dad barney davis he had 2 sisters liz & sadie 2 brothers john & mick in lived in portugal street, and my mum was mary connelly she lived in eglinton street she had 2 brothers tommy & willie my nans name was sarah, i would love to hear from anyone that can remeber them


Submitted by: Patricia Davis
Islington, London
05/11/07
Email: info@1stchoicescaffolding.co.uk
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Does anybody remember gallaway house? We went there from hayfield school loads of other schools went there, there was a school from easterhouse when i was there. Well love to hear from anyone who was there


Submitted by: Pat Roberts
London, England
04/11/07
Email: jockspark@ticali.co.uk
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Hello all, hey TQ seems everyone likes to ask you? anyhoo that man Hayes he sure said i like it was. I remember going through the Pen to get to cumberland st and there was a horse stable there plus the rats bug suckers to. So one night a bunch od us scalywags with Big Cody Rowantree decided ti nick ane o them horses a big Clydsdale so we get it oot as we got the wee watchie drunk so there wis me oor Bertha John the twins terry Brycen and Frank walked that giant ti the swinging bridge it widnae go across the watter. So we got ot to the other bridge at the start of the Glasgow green Frank he sitting in front am holding oan ti him Bertha she is holding on to me and then the twins are at the bum end the horse widnae move next thing that Pat took a pin oot his troosers stuck it inti the horse and that bugger horse he took of like he was in the Derby. Of course we are all hauding oan fur dear life and laughing the twins fell aff, rolling aboot laughing were as fur the rest o us hining oan like grim death we tore through that Glesga Greena wethe wy to Bridhgtin swun alang oan the sooside ti shawfield and the park remember i wis pitch black gets ti Polmadie and all the corner boys were all stauning we coulnae get it ti stoap so a wee punter grabs it by the mane whoa whoa like eff did it whoa took about six of the heavies to get it me I peed ma city slikers and ah think the rest of us did tae big Cody he got a skelp oan the heid ma da he gave me and bertha a look kept us in for a week pure toture no being able ti get oot ti play Bertha she used to nick oot the bathroom windae ah wis to feart in case of getting belted. Artie he gave us the silent treatment and nae sweeties oot his plank but we knew were it was any way but that is another story, Ah dont think there wis any place safe from getting broke into in the gorbals ecpecially if there was food involved talk about the artful dodger and Fagin we were worse needless to say but such was our lifsyles afte! r the war but some punter kicked all the boys in the erse but me and Bertha got aff light. Funny when you are young yi dont thin of what could have happened must hiv been awe them cowboy pictures we saw at the Bees and the Paragon wi them widden seats talk about uncomfartable we all walked like we had a bad back when we came oot. Oh and how about opening the doors and a squad wid all belt in I dont think any one ever got slung oot as there wis to many handred like tq ahhhh wid jist dae it awe again but use the Cavesa the next time so every one tr and stay health. TQ what are they doing for your c my sister Kathleen is a mess it is all through her body and only a miracle can save her, so to all you good Catholics out there and anyone else she needs your prayers thank you sincerly DAM

Submitted by: Dam
Slo, CA
04/11/07
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FAO: Dam - Hi doris i remember wilsons jive club every sunday. Wee barney on the door big johny wilson jiving with betty the instructor. We used to line up doing the lundy hop the cumbie went there a lot. I remember the billy eckstine shirts the big brogue shoes with the big thick heels. I also remember bandit. By the way did you get the school photos of tam wilson i sent to jasmine your niece a while ago awera best jack

Submitted by: Jack Duffy
Basingstoke, Hants
04/11/07
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Can you help? I'm looking for any info on the family SHIELDS- Francis was married to Mary Lappin (Lapping-McCann) need some info on their son John, married to Christina Glover from Buckhaven fife

Submitted by: Jane Davies
Fife, Scotland
03/11/07
Email: janedavies5354@hotmail.com
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Just found this site brings back some memories i was born in 1959 3 benthall st been in london near 30 years dont get back very very often but always try and pop in to the pig and whistle not the same without rose and jimmy behind the bar

Submitted by: Pat Roberts
London, England
03/11/07
Email: patspark@hotmail.com
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Just found this site brings back some memories i was born in 1959 3 benthall st been in london near 30 years dont get back very very often but always try and pop in to the pig and whistle not the same without rose and jimmy behind the bar

Submitted by: Pat Roberts
London, England
03/11/07
Email: patspark@hotmail.com
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To jack perthy cottage sorry have been out off touch for awhile, hope you and family keeping well had a great time at Las Vegas celtic convention will try to keep in touch and to all you gorbals folk take care

Submitted by: Bridie Taylor
Irvine Ayrshire, Scotland
03/11/07
Email: btaylor8@btinternet.com
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FAO: James Fletcher. Sorry jim, I don't recall any of those names you mentioned. you lived beyond the great devide [bedford street] the only familys I remember from there were, the duffys and the mccalls. Most of my pals and neighbours lived between bedford street down to st. johns primary school. regards, Owen.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
03/11/07
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Does anyone remember the Johnstone's from the gorbals then moved to Castlemilk before migrating to Australia in 1964, their first names are Harry married to Annie (Glakin). They had two sons Harry married to Jean (McGown) and Thomas (Tucker) never married love to hear any info kind regards .

Submitted by: Debbie Johnstone
Melbourne, Australia
03/11/07
Email: debq1@hotmail.com
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Also to Norrie Ross. Yes that is my Dad. He is still in Castlemilk. Eddie Mclaren passed away 4yrs ago and I had sad news that Jean Mclaren died only at end of Oct 2007. Soo Sad to know they have both gone now. I will always remember them so fondly from my childhood as they were such good people and true Gorbals Glaswegians They came from Lawmoor St and were like Auntie and Uncle to me. We all moved to Castlemilk like so many families of that era with hopes, dreams and an "inside" toilet. Life moves on.....but People make Places and Places make People. The Gorbals made us what we are. We are warm but tough. We are caring and welcoming. We are thrifty..but generous. We don`t look down on anyone yet we are proud. What went on in that tiny period in time will probably never be repeated again......it`s unique and it`s great that we can remember it! Love Alex

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland
02/11/07
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Thanks Phil Mack for Info RE Charlie Elliot. You have jogged my memory of his car dealers at the Gushet. My Mum would point it out to me as the bus passed it on our way home to Castlemilk. Alex

Submitted by: Alex Bowie
Paisley, Scotland
02/11/07
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Hi ten quid you were spot on - it was friends of mine that owned it but the dog was a great dame.

Submitted by: Boyle (Clancy)
Glasgow, Scotland
02/11/07
Email: j.boyle110@ntlworld.com
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Do any of you remember an Adelphi Terrace. I have been told that the Adelphi Primary School was near there. I have old maps and the only school that fits the description is the corner of Florence St and Adelphi St. I understand that some folk call it Florence St School and some folk call it Adelphi St School. I know there was a secondary school in Adelphi St. Can any of you shed some light on this? Bye for now, Norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
South Lanarkshire, Scotland
02/11/07
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com
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This is a great site. I was born in August 1945. I am the oldest daughter of William and Mary Flood. I used to live at 490 Crown Street, we were in the first close behind the Church at the corner of Cathcart Road and Crown street. I attended Holy Cross schools at both Calder Street and Daisy street. Mary Brennan was my best friend and I am still in touch with her, but would like to hear from Rosemary Gemmell who was another good friend of mine at Holy Cross. One of my teachers from the school was Miss Kerr. I would love to hear from any one who knew her. I used to attend the Band of Hope in Crown Street every friday night. It was great fun. Our back court was right at the back of the church on the corner and yes there were lots of Rats Our Tennament was above an Air Raid shelter. I remember the Coronation and the close party we had and the flags draped from one side of Crown street to the other it was a great time in Glasgow and all over the Uk. I remember at school swapping Scraps. That was all the go in those days. Does any one remember doing that? Also the Circus coming to Thistle Street one Saturday morning to perform for a child who had Polio. They brought the elephants and all. We used to have the best Party`s at our house and My Dad used to play the accordian. That's why all my family know all the words of all the old songs. Our Uncle and aunty John and Ruby Semple lived just two closes away from us in Crown Street. They had three sons Alan, Jack and Russell. I remember well when a football game was finished at Hampden Park the crowds that would walk down Crown Street after the game with their, Rosettes and their scarfs making so much noise. There was no traffic just a big stream of people all over the road. My family emigrated to Australia in 1955. I would love to hear from any one who would like to write. I am a letter writer and I would reply to your mail. Pat Fordham

Submitted by: Patricia Fordham
Nowra N.S.W, Australia
02/11/07
Email: pfloody@tpg.com.au
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Agnes Herrity a dont mind u askin my real name BIG PROBLEM last time I used it I was called awe sort of nasties like '"ya thing you!"NOO A GOT A BIT FEART OF THAT!I decided to change it from gorbalsjim to ten quid n the "FR" found me again a hid lassies sayin I got ther das in trouble O COME ON NOO! THER DAS TRY THER MAWS! guys wantin ti chib me if they knew were I was! a hid the face of a killer that wis a beauty "they got a picture of me thru my anecdotes" so Agnes u can imagine me as Boris Karloff or Tony Curtis a dont think we would know each other I was born in 39 u r much much younger n definately I bet more prettier n after all whats in a name! awera best ten quid

Submitted by: TEN QUID
Oz
02/11/07
Email: Not Submitted
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Boyle (Clancy) aye a stand corrected u r rite i lived in thistle st in 57 walked to caley rd turned left down crown st on my left ther it wis dont know ther names noo but but it was a young couple who owned it! i remember the young "cumbie" threatened them for protection money n they got chased fer ther lives wi ther big dug an alsation that wis about 58-9 i think !thanx fer the correction the wee barra corrected me too ache well canni be rite awe the time canni even remember my name hence ten quid!

Submitted by: TEN QUID
Oz
02/11/07
Email: Not Submitted
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Hello, I am working on an art project about the Gorbals at the moment. I am trying to get hold of all the old songs and words. If anyone could help me, it would be greatly appreciated. Many Thanks

Submitted by: Neville Rae
Glasgow, Scotland
01/11/07
Email: neville_rae@hotmail.com
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re Alex Bowies question about his uncle Charlie Elliot. Charlie was a real character. He lived at 6 Carfin St Govanhill, I lived at no 10, he was a true spiv sharp suits and a wee Errol Flynn tash, he was intae everything except boiler suits, his pal was Hughie Clark, he had a fruit shop in Inglefield St and he used to close it to play fitba in the street with me and my pals. Charlies daughter was Evelyn she'll be about 64 now, she was pals with my sister Liz, Charlie had "antique" shops in Cathcart Rd and I bought my first car off him when he owned Gushetfaulds cars facing Dixons Blazes I couldn't manage to pay it so Charlie took it back, just because he knew me, he wis no a bad guy.

Submitted by: Phil Mack
Glasgow, Scotland
01/11/07
Email: philipmack@hotmail.com
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TWO THINGS THE NAME OF THE PLOTS AT THE RITZ WERE THE CALEDONIAN GARDENS. MY DA HAD A PLOT THERE FOR TEN YEARS WHEN WE LIVED IN WOLSELEY ST AND LEFT THERE FOR CASTLEMILK IN 1956 AND TO ALEX BOWIE IS YOUR DA SANDY BOWIE A ROUGHCASTER AND DID YOU LIVE IN BIRGIDALE AFTER MOVING FROM GORBALS. THE SANDY I KNEW WAS VERY FRIENDLY WITH THE MC LAREN FAMILY. I THINK THEY WERE BEST MEN AT EACH OTHERS WEDDINGS. TRIED TO E MAIL YOU BUT YOUR ADDRESS KEEPS ON GETTING RETURNED

Submitted by: NORRIE ROSS
Bellshill, UK
01/11/07
Email: HELNOR@HOTMAIL.CO.UK
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Doris hi ther Wilsons jiving a wis a jaggy nettle male wall flower stonnin ther lookin glaigitt till my now wife of fifty years would drag me onto the flair a would just hold ma hon out while she ran rings roon me she was like mighty mouse "areba areba" till a wid say yi hid enough "naw need ti lose another few stone" but she gave me a rest when the jam session wis on "sit ther get yer breath back"while she went jivin wi those who could dance!n SABU who i thot hid a dose of the creepy crawlies always scratchin n if a wis a lassy i SURE AS HELL widni slide between his long lanky legs if u seen a lassie wi a baldy heed efter dancin wi him it definitely wisni chemo she went thru! it was SABU'S legs!remember the day a hid a skirt wis up on the dyke 45degree angle shouted "maw geese a piece "she did n she missed the dyke landed in the back i stood up n my new parish boots wi ther shinny new studs took off like roller skates noooo! stoppin them"haw maw"off the end into th! e sharp iron railings got the crutch of pants ripped open n i wis left wi a wee skirt pierced my- rectum bloody near killed um!if a wis a slate aff the roof a mite hiv enjoyed it but i can assure u it wis HOLEY MURDER!took to the vicky tell me this i just got gently lifted aff sharp curly pointed rails n the doctor says is that sore as he shoves his finger inti my already "FN" sore orifice "awe geese an fn break"a hid to walk n all 4s for a while!a didni mind that but try sleepin that way! keep laffin doris ten quid.

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
01/11/07
Email: Not Submitted
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