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Author:  thegorbals admin [ Mon Nov 26, 2012 4:39 pm ]
Post subject:  May 2006

Hi everybody. I am trying to find information for my husbands family tree. His mother lived at 4 Surrey Street back in 1943. Her name was Isabella Lawson. She would have had five children by then and her husband John Lawson was killed in June 1943 when he was a sapper in the Royal Engineers. Does anybody remember her or her children? I think her mother Jeannie McCartney was living in Warwick Street at the time. Any information would be gratefully received! Many thanks

Submitted by: Babs Forrest
Dorodn, UK
28/05/06
Email: babs331176@aol.com

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ST LUKE'S SCHOOL - Does anyone remember Mr McGuire headmaster and his famous choir I remember going to St Andrew's hall to compete to see who had the best choir in the City of Glasgow. Also some of the old teachers: Miss McCarran, Miss Foley, Miss Scholler, Mr Berry and many more also the janitor Mr Cole. Mr Berry play the organ at the children mass 10AM on Sunday. Yours sincerely Thomas Kelly Donnelly Brooklyn New York USA.

Submitted by: Thomas Kelly
Donnelly Brooklyn New York, USA
26/05/06
Email: weecheekyman@msn.com

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Hi, My granny's nephew - George Hastings - lived at 66 Wemyss St, Glasgow in 1953. Anyone got any info - it would be brilliant to find something as I have lost track of this side of the family. Thanks, Angela


Submitted by: Angela
N Ireland
25/05/06
Email: angelamcmeekin@hotmail.com

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Hi, anyone any info/photos on the following. 108 Sandyfaulds Street around the period 1891. 27 Cathcart Street around the same period? Any sweet factories close to this address? Some of my ancestors lived in these places for a time. Thanks, angela


Submitted by: Angela
N Ireland
25/05/06
Email: angelamcmeekin@hotmail.com

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Looking for anything/anybody that remembers or has connections with the WELSH family of 26 Cambden Street, 39 Glenacre Quad or 28 Glenacre Drive, Castlemilk. Rose HALLIGAN and WILLIAM WELSH married Oct 1942 in the district of the Gorbals. Boys William (Billy), Patrick (Pat), John and Andrew (Drew). Big Bill worked Upper Clyde ship builders. Was a cork burner/elec welder on the HARLAND WOLF. Rose was waitress- silver service, I think she worked at the Glen Hotel - Rutherglen and also on the Royal Boat at the Highland Games in 57ish, Won pools mid 1960's had a fire Xmas eve and lost the lot!!! I think that was Glenacre Drive. William had brothers Jimmy, Charles (Chick) and I think Joe. Rosie had a sister Margaret who married John Doyle and had a girl May. Hope somebody remembers something.


Submitted by: Charli
Cleveland, England
25/05/06
Email: charli_x@hotmail.com

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Does anyone remember Keento, James Keenan with the ginger hair, or his cousins the Mcginley's that lived in CROWN ST? Their Granny Ma Smith she was old school, wish she was here the day tae show the wean`s how tae respect your elder`s lots of happy times in they day`s.

Submitted by: Glenn
Glasgow, Scotland
25/05/06

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Looking for anyone who remembers me, I went to Hayfield primary 72-79 and Adelphi Secondary in 79-84. I remember Mr Jamieson, Mr Hall from adelphi and Mr baxter head master.

Submitted by: Davie Scott
Gorbals, Glasgow
24/05/06
Email: davie_67@hotmail.com

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My sisters and brothers (all five of us) were brought up at 77 South Portland street and I would love to hear from anyone knowing us or even not knowing us. I went to school in ST johns from 1954 later to Holyroood. Regards to all fellow people from my home area.

Submitted by: Marina Blakeley
Durham, England
21/05/06
Email: marinablakeley@hotmail.com

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Researching family history. Lived at 740 Rutherglen Road and also, later, at 39 Polmadie Road when I was a child. Any memories, info etc., greatly appreciated.

Submitted by: Jim Bradley
Glasgow, Scotland
19/05/06
Email: jamesbradley121@msn.com

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F.A.O Ann Stokes, I think the street your looking for is Tarbet Street. Log on to mitchellibrary.org, and look for streets, there is a photo of a close in Tarbet Street there. The street no longer exists. Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
18/05/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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Hello. Can you help? I am researching Shields, I am looking for any info on a Frances Shields believed to be living in Lanarkshire Glasgow with wife Mary Lapping and son John. Frances could be Irish by birth, John married Christina Glover in Buckhaven Fife in 1896. Thanks in advance Jane Davies

Submitted by: Jane Davies
Glenrothes, Fife
16/05/06
Email: JaneDavies5354@hotmail.com

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F.A.O - Jean Sleaford. If your dad was a catholic, he would go to St. Johns primary, which was in Portugal Street. If a prodestant, either Abotsford place primary or Buchan Street primary. Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
16/05/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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My grandparents lived in Target Street Glasgow. Would there be any info or photo's of this area around the 1900's?

Submitted by: Ann Stokes
Truro, England
16/05/06
Email: annthefan1946@yahoo.co.uk

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Looking for Irene and Ernie Lauder, daughter June from Tullibody outside Stirling. Could you please get in touch with me lost address and phone number hoping you have E-Mail Irene

Submitted by: Irene Dumbreck
Toronto, Canada
16/05/06
Email: scotch_lassie@hotmail.com

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Still trying to get the MacIntoshes that used to live in prieshill or nitshill up to the 60s anyway...There was William and Eileen and another sister father was Willie, my Fathers Brother Bobby Dumbreck my name is Irene.

Submitted by: Irene Dumbreck
Toronto, Canada
16/05/06
Email: scotch_lassie@hotmail.com

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"Benjamin Kinnaird" any info much appreciated!

Submitted by: Nicky
Glasgow, Scotland
16/05/06
Email: nickyjane26@hotmail.com

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Would love to hear from anyone who knew my family who lived in the Gorbals until 1956. We lived at the bottom of Hospital Street (no.5?). My great-grandmother was Joan Breslin, Mmy gran Sarah Edith Battiston, my parents Ronnie and Prim Kane and me Joan Born in 1950. I went to Buchan St School. We moved to Castlemilk in 1956, to 3 Ballantae terrace. I went to Tormusk Primary and then Strathbungo. We moved to East Kilbride in 1969. Would love to hear from anyone who knew any of us. I've lived for the past 30 years in Spain but visit regularly.

Submitted by: Joan Enjuanes (nee Kane)
Tamarite, Spain
15/05/06
Email: moiraenjuanes@worldonline.es

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Hi, looking for any details on Recca Craig of Waddell Street who as far as we have been told emigrated in the 1920's. She is my father's birth mother (father was placed in a home b4 she emigarted).

Submitted by: Roz Mac
Motherwell, Scotland
15/05/06
Email: MacMotherwell@aol.com

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Went to Camden St school then Adelphi. Lived at Caledonia road still there in High Flats have friend HMcAndrew-Candy from Moffat ST. RECOGNIZE many names in site its great, have brother Jackie and sister Rene they live U.S.A.

Submitted by: Jack re - Walker Jean
Gorbals, Glasgow
15/05/06
Email: Jeanrossjack@aol.com

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My father lived in the Hutchiesontown area of Glasgow for the first few years of his life. He was born 1915, Robert Rowat Chester. He married my Mother in London before war broke out and by the time war ended they were divorced. I was just about 3 yrs. Since then I have a kind of picture of his life. My Da's mother Elizabeth Rowat Chester, died in childbirth two years after my Da was born and he was raised, I think by a half sister from his father's first marriage Elizabeth Moore ms Chester. His father was married 3 times and my Da was the last of his father's children to survive. I am wondering if any one can help fill in some blanks of how life was circa 1915 when a child's mother had died when he was two and his father was probably disabled from arthritis and bronchitis. I'm not sure I have asked the right questions, but maybe someone might know to what I am referring.

Submitted by: Janet
15/05/06
Email: wightway@tiscali.co.uk

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My father was brought in Portugal street he would have started school in 1929. Can anyone tell me which schools he was likely to have attended? Your help would be much apreaciated

Submitted by: Jean
Sleaford, Lincs
14/05/06
Email: jgcolli@aol.com

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Charley Broon did u work in the iron works it was a real hard place too i was 1 of 4 app. fitters in the early to late 50s. Thats were i learned the daily record had a lot of uses u could read it rap yer peice up in it cut it up in squares for toilet paper but the best one was for us young guns at the time was to crush it in a ball take it to the loo's that were just a row of 12 small boxes with half doors n partisions a long plank with holes were you placed your bottom n wheesh the jobby floated away in the water that ran slowly down a pipe towards the clyde. We would go to the 1st loo the highest one nobody in we placed the lited paper gently in the water n off it slowly floated the yells of "bas."n "ill get ye ya wee bas."the guy who said "ooh that was nice"- how did they explain to the wifes about their burnt erses i would liked to have been a fly in some o they houses ache it was all good fun aye it was falling afart in more ways than one!

Submitted by: Jimmy
Oz
13/05/06

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The dixon blazes pub was at the corner of CROWN ST AND CALIEDOINIA RD, it used to be the Waverley before that.

Submitted by: Anonymous 13/05/06 Hi fran got enquiry about mae bulloch and sent you an e-mail confirming and asking for your maiden name to pass on to mae, but you did not reply. Please advise cheers john.

Submitted by: J Bulloch
Leeds, England
12/05/06
Email: bulloch28@fsmail.net

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Hi, Just came across this site as I was browsing the net, I was brought up in the Gorbals Glasgow, Thistle street. I lived with my Granny and Granddad at the top of a tenement building. My Granddad's name was William Fairly and my Gran was a McCormick. My uncle Tommy Fairly live at the corner of Thistle street opposite the wee shop. I can remember the fruit machine in the corner and it cost sixpence to play it, The pub was next door and I was sent to get old red headed Granddad home for his tea, he would give me sixpence and told me to go play on the fruit machine for a while. I lived there for about 5 years in the early 50s. Granny used to throw me jam pieces out the window and usually there were about ten pairs of hands ready to catch it as it plummeted to earth. My uncles Bill and Tommy Farley then moved Billy went to Springburn and Tommy went to a place called Castlemilk, Mary Fairley went to Ruchhazzie, uncle jim went off to Australia, Aunty Mima went to Folkestone, and Jenny went off to Fort William. Thanks for the memories Guys, Nice one.

Submitted by: Jim William McVean
11/05/06

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Looking for information re my mother Mary Crawford, Brother Robert, Father David and Mother Catherine lived in Pollockshaws until 1948 Mum's turning 80 soon. Trying to get school photos of St Convals or Hoyrood have no photos of when she was young. Appreciate any help

Submitted by: C Tizard
Wamberal, Australia
11/05/06
Email: thetizards@optusnet.com.au

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Does anyone remember the bakery round the corner from the Havana Bar? I think it was called Imries and they had great iced teabread and coffee buns. Mrs Kean of 212 Thistle st used to make aprons out of the flour sacks for the baker.

Submitted by: Nan Cameron (Bell)
Glasgow, Scotland
09/05/06
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk

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Was the Dixon's Blazes pub the old "HI HI" in Crown St? It was probably the nearest pub to Dixon's, I worked in both, Dixon's in the early 'Fifties and the "HI HI" in the late Fifties. some wild nights in the pub!

Submitted by: Charley Broon
Winnipeg, Canada
09/05/06
Email: cath3@mts.net

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Can anyone tell me of the Clydesdale Horse that died near the bridge in 1950's and any photos of Camden Street and residents in from 1950s onwards?

Submitted by: Paula Badger
Borders, UK
09/05/06
Email: rainforestanne@aol.com

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I am trying to trace some of my family history from the gorbals - my mum isabell had brothers billy and james, and a sister called sadie, all from the yuill family. My grans name was Mary and my grandpa was william (billy). My grandpa was a lorry driver and also worked in a mortuary, he was also part of the orange lodge. They lived in the gorbals for a long time, actually in the next close from jimmy boyle, and then i think they moved to castlemilk. Does anyone remember any of them, would appreciate any info at all.

Submitted by: Karen
Ayrshire, Scotland
09/05/06
Email: medicayr.mail@virgin.net

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I am looking for anyone that could have any photos of 43 Dallfield Walk Dundee as my grandfather James Mclean resided there in 1901, as assistant chemist. Also anyone that would know of another relative William Mclean who bought the Hotel Lewis Stornoway. They both came from Nairn

Submitted by: Faith Batson
Norwich, UK
09/05/06
Email: faith45@batsonc.freeserve.co.uk

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Just looking for old friends from the Gorbals.

Submitted by: Tam Birrell Vancouver B.C
08/05/06
Email: tpbirrell@hotmail.com

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My granddad was called Archibald McArthur and he was born in 1916 at 16 Keydon Street. He had a sister called Sadie (I think her married name was Pattison) and his parents were called Archibald McArthur and Margaret McEwan. His mum died when he was little but his dad remarried to a lady called Catherine Goodwin or McLuskey. His dad died in 1951 at 103 Norfolk St. If anyone knows anything then it would be good to hear from you.

Submitted by: Esther Cardew
Daventry, England
08/05/06
Email: esther@cardew.plus.com

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Just found this site great! Anyone know anything of the "Murchie" family or Paterson, my g/dad lived in sth Portland st and was a a tailor, his sister May was a seamstress. He was known as "Johnie" also g/ma, who lived in Norfolk st above the bank on the corner. I used to live above the "Carlton Bar" and the "Duncans" & the Lacie were some of our neighbours, any help would be apprieciated. thanks

Submitted by: Anne McEwan (Paterson)
Irchester, UK
08/05/06
Email: anne.rowan@ntlworld.com

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I am looking for living relatives of my ggrandfather William Lilly (1841-1939) son of Wm. Lilly & Janet Stewart Lilly. He married Mary McBride 14 March 1864. They had 11 children, William (1863-1871), Adam, Jane, Alexander, Annie, Francis, Molly, Janet, William, Thomas & Robert. I do know that Alex, Adam, Molly, Robert and Frank, but i don't know about the others. My grandmother used to write to ralatives, but i don't know who. My grandmother passed away in 1975. Would like to correspond with ditant relatives Thanks Cathleen Lilly Warren

Submitted by: Cathleen Lilly Warren
Rosoce, United States
08/05/06
Email: cathleenwarren2000@yahoo.com

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We r sorry 2 hear about John Boyle who was my mums boss in dixon blazes bar the logue family.

Submitted by: F Logue Glasgow, Scotland 07/05/06 Here's a tip for all you far flung gorbalonions, if you email your appeals for friends and relatives in scotland to, letters@dailyrecord.co.uk and enter "help" in the subject column, there"s some chance that you may get a reply. If you do make contact, do drop a thankyou note to the letters column. From owen dougan. P.S A big thankyou to all at gorbals live, on a great site.

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

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Hi 2 any1 my mum worked in dixon blazes in the 70/80s her name was rose if u can remember her it would b good 2 hear from u her family ty

Submitted by: F Logue
Glasgow, Scotland
06/05/06
Email: f.logue@ntlworld.com

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Lucy i served my apprenticeship in dixons untill the day it closed its doors and lived in thistle street till 62 across the street from the govanhill bar, but for the life of me i cant remember dixons blazes bar could u be so kind and tell me were abouts it was? U have me scratching my head in wonder and if u like i could tell u true stories of the hard men who worked there in the 50s thanx jimmy

Submitted by: Jimmy
Oz
06/05/06

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Anyone remember Dixon's Blazes pub in the 70's/80's??? It's proprietor John Boyle died on the 1st May 2006. RIP.

Submitted by: Lucy Kent,
England
04/05/06

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Hi everybody. I am trying to find information for my husbands family tree. His mother lived at 4 Surrey Street back in 1943. Her name was Isabella Lawson. She would have had five children by then and her husband John Lawson was killed in June 1943 when he was a sapper in the Royal Engineers. Does anybody remember her or her children? I think her mother Jeannie McCartney was living in Warwick Street at the time. Any information would be greatfully received! Many thanks

Submitted by: Babs Forrest
Dordon, UK
03/05/06
Email: babs331176@aol.com

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Hi molly i remember your family, we lived in gilmour st. My brother george used to mate about with your brothers going to richmond park and the like. George has been living in california for 30 odd years now and doing qiute well for himself, nice to hear of old names from the past. Cheers john b.

Submitted by: John Bulloch
Leeds, England
03/05/06
Email: bulloch28@fsmail.net

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We are french students in Urban Management. We visited the Gorbals two months ago. We must study it and we need some information about Gorbals. For example: What quotidian problems are you meeting in the Gorbals? Why is there a lot of "community support" and "health structure"? Population is it active in this association life? Sorry for our bad english language. Please if you could reply today... Thanks a lot Edouard Dropsy, Clauws Alice, Pierre Savigny, Wallet Jeremie.

Submitted by: Dropsy Edouard
03/05/06
Email: edouard.dropsy@wanadoo.fr

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I believe Sir Thomas Lipton let people live rent free in the building where he lived prior to coming to the U.S. Although I thought it was somewhere in Crown St.

Submitted by:
02/05/06
Email: artandjoan@comcast.net

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Many thanks to Anne and Amelia for their assistance with my question. I knew I was asking the right folk.

Submitted by: Andy Daniel Raunds,
England
02/05/06
Email: danny.rich@btinternet.com

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I lived at 400 cumberland st, above Ropers Pub and opposite St Francis church I went to the Boys Guild Hall in earl st. I am trying to contact, John Dougall, Brian D'arcy, Willie Gaughan, John O'Neil or anyone else that went to the Boys Guild in the early 50's.

Submitted by: Charlie McKenna
Glasgow, Scotland
02/05/06
Email: charlesmckenna768@btinternet.com

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Six of us lived in a two-room apartment in Lawmoor Street on the south side of Gorbals and we had a great time growing up. At fifteen, I started work in a clothing factory on Clyde St. It was there I discovered the other side of the river "The Barrowland Ballroom" with Billy MacGregor's band and oh boy, did we have a good time! I then worked for Moore and Targets at Glasgow Cross. There was a man called Jimmy C, can't remember his last name, he would sing all day long, thank god he had a great voice. I then moved on to the "Dennison Palais", I guess that would have been in the early sixties. I would love to hear from anyone from Moore and Targets or danced at "The Dennison Palais".

Submitted by:
Long Island, USA
01/05/06
Email: girlfromglasgow@aol.com

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Anyone remember Patricia Kerr, she lived in Camden St? She had a sister named Margaret, the family went back to the states about 1953, we were friends for a long time and just lost touch over the years.

Submitted by: Agnes Duffin (McGrath)
Glasgow, Scotland
01/05/06
Email: cdsw13364@blueyonder.co.uk

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