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Would anyone know what happened to the Ritchies of Portugal St (1940's-50's) A George Ritchie is on my family tree. From his death cert, It states the informant is a P Ritchie...his son. If any Ritchies are out there, I have lots of info for you! Ruth


Submitted by:Ruth
Toronto, Canada
29/04/06
Email: ruththomson42@hotmail.com
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To molly McAdam, I remember well the old swing park opposite the Old Ferry Bar at Waterside street. I was born in Turnlaw street which was at the bottom of Waterside street just before the cuddys brae and lived there until I married in 1961. My folks lived in Turnlaw street from 1931 until joining me in OZ in 1982. We used to call the old swing park "the Dixie" but I have no idea if that was it's original name. I think all us kids in that era spent time at the "Mollsy" jumping the burns or watching the slag being tipped. I went to Hayfied street primary from 45 to 51 and then on to John street (via the Cuddy brae, the White bridge and the "Green") from 51 to 54. Hi to anyone out there who remembers Alex & Cathy Meldrum & sons Alex and Ronnie.

Submitted by: Ron Meldrum
Perth, Western Australia
29/04/06
Email: ron.meldrum@bigpond.com
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Hello again, just letting u all kno how im progressing with tracing the folks, well a great big thanks t all who got back to me much appreciated, now im goin t pick ur brains again, i got what i think is my granda's birthplace but it means nothing to me as i do not know scotland but, does anyone know wat part old monkland was in or maybe is in as i see reference to New Monkland? No doubt some kind soul will set me straight as you have done before , as i have said much appreciate all your help. Well it looks as tho im part scot, so how d i say (cheers) got a lot t learn i kno, nice t kno where u belong eh!

Submitted by: Bernie Burns
N. Ireland
26/04/06
Email: berniebrns@yahoo.co.uk
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My Great granny Mary Jane Gallacher was born in 1857 at 33 Cumberland Lane, Gorbals. There is a family story that she had a small pension from a benefactor who had made some money and gifted this small pension to every child who was born in Cumberland Lane. Does anyone have any information about this. Thank you.

Submitted by: Alice Scott
High Peak, England
26/04/06
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What a fab site, I was brought up in Moffat St and reading some of the comments has brought back quite a few memories. I attended St Francis & St Bonaventures school. Does anyone remember me?


Submitted by: Phyllis
Perthshire, Scotland
DD/MM/YY
Email: katietominey@hotmail.com
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I was brought up in a 2 bedroom council house 17 of us in a part of rutherglen rd, there was an empty park we called it the old swings. Does anyone know if there ever was swings there? We tied rope to trees to swing on. It was at waterside st where we lived and up rutherglen rd to opposite the ritz picture house.

Submitted by: Molly McAdam
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/06
Email: molly-mcadam@hoymail.co.uk
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I live at the cuddys brae anyone remember that? Went to bonnies primary, and to the molls myre after school to jump the burn cheers all

Submitted by: Molly McAdam
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/06
Email: molly-mcadam@hoymail.co.uk
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Serious enquiry. I am researching an incident involving Gorbals man Patrick Paddy Meehan. Any one who knew Paddy Meehan, was involved with his case or has any comment or observations please contact me. If you know of the where abouts of any of the witnesses, there families or others who have knowlage of the case please contact me. Confidentiality and anonymity guaranteed.

Submitted by: Mick Dooley
London, UK
22/04/06
Email: margaret.tobin@btinternet.com
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I have seen a few names that brought back memories.i had 10 brothers and 4 sisters and lived in waterside st.anyone know any of us

Submitted by: Molly Dooley
Glasgow, Scotland
22/04/06
Email: molly-mcadam@hotmail.co.uk
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F.A.O. Andy Daniel McAslin Street is in the Townhead or Garngad district but it has all changed now. We had friends who stayed there but they were in a new house so I gather most of the old tenenments are torn down now. You go right up High street if you are coming fro the Southside of Glasgow and when you reach The Royal Infirmary you fork of to the left and it is next to St Mungos RC school and cathedral. Hope this helps you. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
21/04/06
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Hi! Does anyone know my family, the Dalbeck's? They were Lithuanian and lived in Mathieson Street? My grandad's name was Bert?

Submitted by: Nicki Dalbeck
Glasgow, Scotland
20/04/06
Email: tootsiewootsie@hotmail.co.uk
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Alan Keith lived at 60 Cavendish St Gorbals - Would love to hear from old friends. Family Names, Purvis, Grant, Kerr, McKinnon, Kilday, Bonnar, Bell, Marshall, Baird, Halliday, McSporran, Motherwell, Craig, Richies, and all others. We all ran together at the Cavendish/Eglinton St corner around the forties and fifties years.

Submitted by: Alan Keith
Australia
20/04/06
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Trying to locate any Ritchies who lived in Portugal St around 1945. P Ritchie's father George married a Mary Donnelly, and then a Sarah McInally (both from the Gorbals). Sarah McInally was also married to my gt grandfather Robert McDonald. Mary Donnelly and George Ritchie both lived at Adelphi St when they married in 1902. Help, anyone? Ruth

Submitted by: Ruth
Toronto, Canada 20/04/06
Email: ruththomson42@hotmail.com
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To Andy Daniel, I found McCaslin St. on Virtual Mitchell web page, however, it's in Townhead, you'll find lots of streets there that you may remember on the streets search, good luck AG:)

Submitted by: Anne Whitby,
Ontario Canada
19/04/06
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Looking for info regarding Mary Robertson from 24 Vine St in Partick. Perhaps someone had relatives long ago that might remember 30's/40's/50's.

Submitted by: Gordon Davis
Winnipeg, Canada
19/04/06
Email: gordydavis@shaw.ca
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F.A.O - Gorbalsjim1. Since you failed to leave your email address I was unable to answer your submission directly, however in response to your comment. The only messages that do not get put on the site are ones that could cause offence to some people (which has been no more than 3 occasions). The anecdotes section was never intended as a discussion forum, simply a place for people to share their stories and experiences of living in the Gorbals. In addition, the Gorbals Live website is updated on a voluntary basis and I therefore do not have the time to update the site with material that is likely to cause online arguments. Please feel free to contact me directly if you wish to discuss this further.

Submitted by: Webmaster
Glasgow, Scotland
19/04/06
Email: webmaster@the-initiative.org.uk
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Seems to me the webmaster only wants the good stories about the gorbals just mention the truth and forget it you are only wasting your key finger as iv tried to tell many of the bad times only not to be posted ache well keep yer heed stuck in the backyard mud n keep deluding yerselves

Submitted by: Gorbalsjim1
Oz
19/04/06
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Does anyone from Lawmoor Street remember the D'Arcy twins. One was named Josephine (can't remember the other's name). Also, Doreen Noble? I have a photo of me with the twins and a separate one with Doreen Noble and my brothers taken in the back of our close (291 Lawmoor Street).

Submitted by: Margaret Bradley
Sacramento, USA
19/04/06
Email: ualocal447@jps.net
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I lived at 56 Surrey St from 1941 to 1953 and I went to Abbotsford Primary. We moved to Househillwood in 1953. My uncle Duncan had a rag store under the railway bridge at the corner of Surrey St and Cumberland St. Would love to hear from old friends . My name then was Mary Matheson.

Submitted by: Mae Munro
Lossiemouth, Scotland
18/04/06
Email: Mmaemunro@aol.com
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Looking through this website sure brings back the memories. I was born in Eglinton Street in 1937. We moved to 56 Surrey Street in 1942. Does anyone remeber the strange close that 56 had with the air-raid shelter beside the stairs? You walked up off the street to get to the 'lobbies' and the houses. Been trying for years to get a photograph of 56 but to no avail. If anyone can help, it would be much appreciated. I went to Abbostford School from 1942 til 1949. Then Adelphi from '49 to '52. It would be great to hear from anyone who remembers me or my sister Mary or brother John, who recently passed away.

Submitted by: Margaret Rattray (Matheson)
Glasgow, Scotland
17/04/06
Email: lyndsey@rattrey4.wanadoo.co.uk
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Trying to find anything on the McInally family who lived in the Gorbals in the late 1800's. Charles McInally and Ellen McWilliams had at least 6 chidren. Nancy, Joseph, Charles, Sarah, Daniel and Thomas. My widowed gt grandfather married Sarah McInally who was 30 yrs his junior...in 1902. After my gt grandad died in 1918, Sarah re married a George Ritchie in 1918. I would love to know more about the McInally family...maybe there is a photo of my gt grandad Robert McDonald and his new young wife somewhere out there??? Ruth

Submitted by: Ruth Brampton,
Canada
17/04/06
Email: ruththomson42@hotmail.com
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My family, the Franks, lived in the Gorbals (Portland St and Abbotsford Place) before moving to Dixon Avenue in Govanhill. My grandfather Charles Frank ran a camera shop in the Saltmarket which was pretty well known - opened in 1908. My aunt, Hannah Frank, now 97, is an artist and sculptor and is the last of the four Frank siblings - you can see her work on http://www.hannahfrank.org.uk. There was a well-reviewed exhibition at the Royal Glasgow Institute earlier this year (06) and a centenary exhibition is due to open at Glasgow University Chapel on her 100th birthday 23rd August 2008. I am currently editing her early diaries and though they start after she moved to Dixon Ave, there are many references to Geneen's Restaurant and to her grandfather's shop, Lipetz's Oil Merchants in Hospital Street.

Submitted by: Fiona Frank
Lancaster, Lancashire
17/04/06
Email: fionafrank@hannahfrank.org.uk
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Looking for mother Alexandrina Grant?

Submitted by: Jim Miller
Essex, Basildon UK
17/04/06
Email: jimmiller74@blueyonder.co.uk
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Do I qualify as a Gorbalite/Gorbalonian - what's the correct terminology??? I grew up in Oatlands, but knew the Gorbals like the back of me hand, that would be the "old" Gorbals of the 'Forties and 'Fifties, gaslit streets ect, lots of laughs..salt of the earth the people.
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Submitted by: Charley Broon
Winnipeg, Canada
16/04/06
Email: cath3@mts.net
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I am trying to research my family tree and would be grateful for any help. My father James McCloud Gray was born in 1925 at 33Clyde Place. His mother was Sarah Gray who was employed as a domedstic servant according to his birth certificate. As the name of his father is not on the birth certificate, I was wondering whether 33 Clyde Place was an institution eg Salvation Army etc during the 20`s. I would be grateful for any information from anyone who may have knew either a Sarah Gray or 33 Clyde Placein 1925. Regards

Submitted by: Dave Gray
Liverpool, England
16/04/06
Email: grayeverton@aol.com
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To Bernie Burns - Suggest you try this website: http://www.familysearch.org It is free and is run by the Church of the Latter Day Saints in Utah. I got loads of info when I was doing my family tree. Good Luck. Anne.

Submitted by: Anne Johnston
Clydebank, Scotland
14/04/06
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I remember the carnival at the green I was taken there as a kid by my dad who stayed at tradeston street around the 50s & 60s, his name is Eddie Mcgonnell and went to St Johns. Does anyone remember him, he is also related to the brady's (joe)?

Submitted by: Mark
Cumbernauld, Scotland
13/04/06
Email: markmcgonnell@blueyonder.co.uk
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Born in Florence st. Sooside, 3 brothers, 3 sisters went to St. Lukes school then moved to Carnwadric in 1950. Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Submitted by:Cathie Welsh
Birmingham, England
13/04/06
Email: nanacathie@msn.com
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Can anyone help. I am working on my family tree & looking for any info on the Laffey/O'Halleron/ McCormick family from Bellshill or Mossend. John Laffey had a daughter Susan who had an illigitemate son named John. Susan married a Thomas Norton & moved to Southampton around 1917.

Submitted by:Liz Creighton
Southampton, Hampshire
13/04/06
Email: lizcreighton@hotmail.com
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To Emma Dooley (Preston) I worked with Joe Ferry at the bedford cinema 1957 he was a projectionist, I remember his sister and Pat Crerand used to come and see the films lost touch with joe many years ago bob kidd

Submitted by:Bob Kidd
London, England
13/04/06
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To amelia mckinlay (nee welsh) you mentioned the Scotlands of 20 salisbury street they were relations of mine I was born 1941 06 cavendish street weighed 14pounds bob kidd

Submitted by:Bob Kidd
London, England
13/04/06
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I am trying to find out where "Macauslin Street" used to be. Sorry for the spelling but I was only a wee lad when I lived there. It probably has nothing to do with the Gorbals but you are the best people to ask. I can mind we had two rooms and a kitchen and father worked on the railway. When mother got TB me and my sister were put in a home and I don't know where that was either. If anyone can shed any light on these questions for me I would be most obliged. Silly me, forgot to say we lived there in the mid 1950's and then moved to Argyll.

Submitted by:Andy Daniel Raunds,
England
12/04/06
Email: danny.rich@btinternet.com
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To Amelia McKinlay [nee Welsh] you mentioned the Scotlands of 20 Salisbury Street they were relations of mine I was born 1941 6 Cavendish Street weighed 14 pounds Bob Kidd

Submitted by:Bob Kidd
London, England
13/04/06
Email: Not Submitted
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To Emma Dooley [Preston]I worked with Joe Ferry at the Bedford cinema 1957 he was a projectionist I remember his sister and Pat Crerand used to come and see the films lost touch with Joe many years ago.

Submitted by:Bob Kidd
London, England
13/04/06
Email: Not Submitted
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Can anyone help. I am working on my family tree & looking for any info on the Laffey/O'Halleron/ McCormick family from Bellshill or Mossend. John Laffey had a daughter Susan who had an illigitemate son named John. Susan married a Thomas Norton & moved to Southampton around 1917 Note from administrator: Please keep postings related to Gorbals as we are not funded to help the wider areas and as you can imagine we would be inundated by people finder requests.

Submitted by:Liz Creighton
Southampton, Hampshire
13/04/06
Email: lizcreighton@hotmail.com
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I am trying to find out where " Macauslin Street " used to be. Sorry for the spelling but I was only a wee lad when I lived there. It probably has nothing to do with the Gorbals but you are the best people to ask. I can mind we had two rooms and a kitchen and father worked on the railway. When mother got TB me and my sister were put in a home and I don't know where that was either. If anyone can shed any light on these questions for me I would be most obliged. Silly me, forgot to say we lived there in the mid 1950's and then moved to Argyll.

Submitted by:Andy Daniel Raunds,
England
12/04/06
Email: danny.rich@btinternet.com
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F.A.O Bernie Burns - if your grandad was born in glasgow and you know his date of birth, contact the registrar of births, deaths and marriages, 1 martha street, glasgow, scotland. For a fee they will supply you with a copy of his birth certificate. Failing that try your search engine for registrar of births edinburgh.

Submitted by:Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
11/04/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Please help and ask questions for us as it is difficult from the other end of the world to get information. Trying to find urgently - 1st World War medals with the name Capt.L.S. Jennings on the back. They were sent to MacCallums in Edinburgh as the wife had moved and remarried around 1920. The medals should have gone to his only brother, my grandfather in NZ. Could anyone who knows any MacCallums conected to universities in scotland please ask them - as we just hope the medals have not ended up being sold or lost as they are an important part of our family history as our Captain Jennings died in France during the war.

Submitted by:Helen Napier,
New Zealand
11/04/06
Email: helen@artnz.co.nz
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Trying to find any 1 who would have known my grandfather from St Luke's school in the 30's. Just doing a piece of research on him. He is William Cox born 1924 mother Katie, father Patrick. He had 2 brothers Henry (Harry) and patrick. Family emigrated to America although my grandfather stayed here. Would love to hear from any 1 who knew of him.

Submitted by:Angela Marshall
Kilmarnock, UK
11/04/06
Email: angela_marshall_778@hotmail.com
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I remember the Ryan family very well. I think the mam was called mamie Ryan. My sister Mary Rorke was friends with Anne Marie Ryan. We lived at 60 Kidson Street. The Ryan family lived on the top floor, at No 64, I think, next close to us. One thing I recall is that on Sundays a very kind woman, we all called Auntie Betty took us to Sunday School. All us weans went up in cars to Govanhill. Marie Bruce, Marjorie Ross, Kenneth Lennie. John Cuthbertson. Linda Grant, myself, (Mildred Rorke), my sister Mary Rorke, my cousins Alex and Marie Bruce. I was friends with Anne Ryan, Marylyn Greer and Linda Grant. Lillian Watt. Shops I remember are Mrs Scotts, Welches, Mrs Hones'

Submitted by:Millie Jordan
Busby, Scotland
11/04/06
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F.A.O - Amelia McKinley, now that you have jogged my memory, I do remember your sister annie and mary ward. Btw what are they doing these days? Regarding salsbury street I was born and brought up at 40 warwick street (158 nicholson street), the close just down from the fruit shop at the corner of bedford street and across the street from the "double eagle" pub. I had two very good friends who also worked in the bond, gerald o"hagan and martha mcguire, they were best man and bridesmaid at my wedding in 1956 and they married a year later. Thanks for bringing back some fond memories of my days in the bond. Regards, Owen

Submitted by:owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
10/04/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

Howye, I noticed somebody asking what the name of the Bakery In Ballater Street was, it was WIllie marx Bakery, they also mentioned the gravy, the gravy was grease you bit the pie and drained the grease and had the tastiest pie in Glasgow.

Submitted by:Anonymous
10/04/06

Hoping someone will be able to help me get the next stage in my research started. Census records show my granda to have been born in scotland, I do know the year but what I dont know is where i can get hold of a birth cert. for him. His parents are supposed to have been in the rag store trade, Portugal St i am led to believe beside St johns chapel. QUINN is the surname. most grateful if anyone could let me know if there is a records office i could contact, was on this site last year and keep checking in just in case SLANTE.

Submitted by:Bernie Burns
Omagh, Ireland
10/04/06
Email: berniebrns@yahoo.co.uk
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Being as poverty stricken as the rest of the folk in the Gorbals it was a good day when the gas man came to empty the meters. He'd get up on a chair to retrieve the metal box from the gas meter which sat on a shelf just inside the front door. When he emptied the contents onto the kitchen table and counted them out, my mother was anxious to see how much "rebate" she'd get. That rebate often meant the difference between having nothing except maybe toast for dinner or sausage and egg. In the 40s and 50s we inserted coins into the slot in the meter and turned a dial that gave us so much gas power until the dial returned to zero at which point it had to be "fed" again. I also remember several incidences when thieves and vandals broke into houses and ripped out the meters for the cash contents - leaving many a dangerous situation for tenants. Good old days, eh?

Submitted by:Whittaker, Mary Caroline
Walnut Creek, CA USA
02/04/06
Email: glasgowc5@yahoo.com
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F.A.O - Bob Shukis. My older bros, eddie, lived up the same close as the hamiltons and tells me that his son Tom may also have been a pal of wee joes, this would be in the 50/60s. owen.

Submitted by:Owen Dougan
Glasgow, England
02/04/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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Looking to trace my family tree, my dads name was cyril mclachlan, his brother was robert, they were young men in the 60's and had a sister called alice, their mothers name was emily, anyone remember them?

Submitted by:Sue
Southampton, England
02/04/06
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My name is Joe Logue I would like to hear from anybody who went to bonnies in 1973-1975.

Submitted by:J Logue
Glasgow, Scotland
02/04/06
Email: joe.logue@networkrail.co.uk
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Great Site!!! Actually recognized names on it. My mother was born and raised in the Gorbals, 10 Abbotsford Place to be precise, and my dad's family were from Crown Street. Two of my aunts owned deli's in the area, Pearl Bloch and Sarah Cohen. I know Auntie Sarah's was opposite the wee park but can't remember the name of the street it was on, and Auntie Pearl's was on a wee side street, can't remember the name of that one either. My mother's maiden name was Haniford, and yes I remember Genenee's, and the butcher, and lots of other places. I also remember sneaking into the Bedford Cinema and seeing The Ten Commandments when it first opened at the Colliseum. Great Days.

Submitted by:Rosalind (Cohen) Feldman
Brampton, Ontario Canada
01/04/06
Email: Haggisrs@sympatico.ca
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Would love to hear from anyone who remembers my family from Lawmoor st Gorbals. Some of the names I remember are Willie Lacey, bradley's, Welsh, Herrity etc. Please get in touch even if your not mentioned but know anyone.

Submitted by:McLaughlin
Glasgow, Scotland
01/04/06
Email: VBalgray@aol.com
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