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In the 1940s/50s why did Warwick Street have its name changed to Nicholson Street (Gorbals off Bedford Street)? We were the Mitchells of 40 Warwick Street and overnight became 158 Nicholson Street.

Submitted by: Brian Reilly
Santa Clarita, California USA
30/07/06
Email: glasguensis@aol.com

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Can anyone please help with details of Thomas Henderson DOCHERTY, born 24 August 1928. I think he may have been related to my Grandmother, Cathy Doherty of Kilsyth, born 1904/1906.

Submitted by: Owen O'Brien
Cumbernauld, Scotland
30/07/06
Email: eleganth@hotmail.com
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Pat and Tommy McMenemy myself and lots of other young boys were in the army cadets together 7th battalion cameronians copelaw st. Well the gov. trained us young boys to kill at the age 13-14 so it was no wonder we were not afraid to use chibs. The twins had 303 rifles that were bigger than them. I being taller used a bren gun we were taught hand to hand combat using bayonets came in handy in later years. Train our youth to save the planet not kill it off i suppose it all comes down to the area u come from plus the EDUCATION that gets bandied around in your region

Submitted by: GorbalsJim1
Oz
28/07/06

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Scott McMillian I see by your post the old place hasn't changed a bit in the 40-50s. I rememember adults threw newspaper nappies out the window u are correct it is the people who make the slums but as a irish decendant like most of us from the gorbals we were forced to live in the squaller because the tenaments where mostly divided into single appartments with no toilet hence the paper nappies! We were squeezed into these small rooms were you could hear everything. Stop the welfare u will only get more crime there are lots of good people on welfare we were good folk but we robbed the system by carrying coal and signing on the dole, the only differance I can see is the TV, we get information quicker so it is spread so easily in our day. Our TV entertainment was watching the fights in the streets mostly the drunks on friday/Sat. nights - now its drugs! We had no alarms except the hatchet behind the door for protection and it got used so we're not much of a differance except I believe the people with all the electronic alarms are more afraid of life the drugies the only way to deal with them is make it legal or lock them in a padded cell for a long time until they sweat it out their system, then you have to be tough to take that so u see us old timers coming back (i wish i could) we would still slash or chib each other as we did then until we can be properly educated into the ways of living and our leaders behave like humans should things will and are getting worse understand this be proud of your little bit of heaven help your neighbour n don't throw yer kheeky nappies oot the windi!

Submitted by: GorbalsJim1
Oz
28/07/06

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This message is for Anna who was seeking info on her granny - a District Nurse in Gorbals area during 1920's (posted January 28, 2006). I worked in the Health & Welfare Dept of the City of Glasgow in the 50's and the District Nurses - nicknamed The Green Ladies because of the colour of their uniforms - were employees of the Health and Welfare Department at that time. I don't know if the department is called Health and Welfare these days - everything changes - but it was situated at 23 Montrose Street (back end of City Chambers). Anyway, I am sure employee records are still on file somewhere in the archives and Anna might get some info on her granny through contacting what now passes for the health and Welfare Department in the City of Glasgow.

Submitted by: Mary Caroline Whittaker
Walnut Creek, California
27/07/06

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Just looked on this site and noticed that there is a Bill Hannon asking about Norman and Peter McDonald. I have cousins who lived at 70 Eglinton Street, there were Norman, Peter, Evelyn, Jessie (Freda) and Emily, their mother was Eileen father was Hector. They came to Canada in 1958, I think. They've been here a long time. I mentioned to Jessie I had seen your inquiry and she would like to hear from you if you think this is the same family. Thank you for reading this. Eileen (I was originally from Moffat Street and Florence Street, our family have been in Canada since 1963)

Submitted by: Eileen Wilson (nee McCubbin)
Strathroy, Canada
27/07/06
Email: eileen.wilson@sympatico.ca

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Robert Austin - remember yer da how could he be forgoten big arty to give him his proper title. We had many good times we were always luaghing what a head of hair he had and smile while the rest did the fighting he did the singing. Ask him if SABU from errol st is his cousin i heard arty had cancer true or not? Say hi to him for ten quid

Submitted by: Ten Quid
Oz
27/07/06

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Hi did anyone know the McLaughlin`s from the Gorbals - James, John, Robert, Goerge, Alec and Mags in the 50`s.

Submitted by: James McLaughlin
East Kilbride, Scotland
27/07/06

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F.A.O. Graham Macgregor, you can go into the site called Glesgapals, the whole site is based on Brigton people, lots of great pictures & lots of great memories, regards Ann

Submitted by: Ann
Canada
26/07/06

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My name is William Hannon also known as Bill, I used to live in the Gorbals (Norfolk Street), I went to st johns primrary school and left at the age of 14 around 1915, I remember one of the teachers called Miss Hastings. Names from the past are Jimmy Parker and Norman and Peter McDonald. A place from the past was smiths snooker hall. Does anyone remember me or any of my sibliings: Richard, Tommy, Janette, Margaret and John, Pat and Jesse Hannon? Would Be great to hear from someone from the past.

Submitted by: William (Bill) Hannon
Basildon, Essex
24/07/06
Email: dwa_lol@hotmail.com

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F.A.O Andrea canada knew Pat and Tommy from school days at St Francis, then St Bonaventures. Did not know their relations you mentioned, all the best Jack

Submitted by: Jack
Basingstoke, England
24/07/06

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Our family stayed on the 2nd floor of the tenaments at 6 cumberland street near the junction of eglington street back in the '60s (64-71). The children attended Abbotsford Primary School. On a Sunday, we also went to Laurenceton/Renwick Church, both of which are sadly away now. I haven't been up that area for 'dunkey's years' but someone told me that the cars still park up the middle of the road in cumberland street? (highly unusual in today's heavy traffic!!). I remember as a kid running about the streets, the "jakies" steaming drunk at Bulloch's off-licence and the boozer underneath the 'high-level' railway, the station was closed by that time. We were always sent down to the 'midgy-bins' with the rubbish. The smell of piss had to be washed away after the drunks had been 'caught-short', every tenant had their turn to do so. The rats had a field day in the midgybins, we used to fight them with brushes and shovels, ah!, the memories

Submitted by: David Forbes
Milton of Campsie, East Dunbartonshire
24/07/06
Email: david.forbes11@btinternet.com

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To Andrea, my best pal at Strathbung Sen. Sec. was Robina Hewitt, she lived up the same close on Caledonia Rd. as Pat & Tommy McMenemy (twins) is it true that they passed away some years ago? I didn't know them very well, I heard that they were real tearaways when they were young but had hearts of gold for the members in their own community, regards Ann

Submitted by: Ann
Canada
24/07/06

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Just to let you know my Dad(tarzan) Frank Wilson IS alive and is NOT related to Tam or Sammy Wilson hope this puts the record straight.

Submitted by: Marie
Gloucestershire, England
24/07/06
Email: mariewilson-66@hotmail.com

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Trying to find out about DAN MCCAULEY/McAuley, lived 166 Hospital Street from about 1937 until his death in the close there in 1944, age 56. His wife SARAH JANE/SALLY McCAULEY stayed on at 166 and married neighbour ALEXANDER/SANDY CARRICK in the 1960s. I think soon after with the redevelopments they moved to Lawmoor or Cumberland St? She was widowed again but stayed in the Gorbals till she died in the late 1980s, age 97. She was active in the Catholic church. She was Scots-born but Dan McCauley, her first husband, was from Donegal, he had worked as a miner, a ganger on road building and, at the time of his death, as a trams overhead lines repairman. He had two daughters from an earlier marriage (their mother died in childbirth), Mary Ann and Lizzie McCauley, they were mostly reared by relatives elsewhere, but Sarah Jane's son FELIX CULLEN, b 1924?, probably lived with them at Hospital Street. Any info or just background on these places much appreciated! Thanks, Eileen

Submitted by: Eileen
London, England
24/07/06
Email: eileenmcc@aol.com

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I've just come across this amazing site ... and in reply to Edward McVey's query of a few years ago (03.01.02) about Dr Gladstone Robertson, he was my grandfather. He wrote the book, Gorbal's Doctor, though I don't know whether you can still get it now ? He died in 1977 from a weak heart - something he's struggled with since he was a boy. He's still much missed ... As is his younger son, my father, Richard (Dickie) Robertson, who joined the RAF and died in 1981 ... If anyone remembers my father, Richard, his older brother, Charles, or my grandmother, Alixe, (nee Telford), please could you get in touch ?

Submitted by: Fiona Robertson
Bibury, GLOS, UK
23/07/06
Email: fiona@fionarobertson.co.uk

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Hi everyone! when I think of Glasgow and everything we had, and a lot of it was demolished, it really is a shame, we went to Castlemilk in the 50's and they even tore down, a beautiful castle near where I lived, called Castlemilk House, where Mary Queen of Scots visited, but I can't really complain too much, as I came to America in the sixies, and didnt realize how special our place was, but thats the way it goes, when your young, I love both countries and especially Glasgow, best wishes to all. I am happy to read this message board.

Submitted by: Marie West
Palm Beach, USA
22/07/06
Email: mariv@adelphia.net

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I notice in the site shopping mall that there is a plaque "Millionaire's Close" in Crown Street. I know Sir Thomas Lipton, but who were the other millionaires mentioned, James & Robert Dick, and Kennedy Jones?

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
20/07/06
Email: mcscrum@telus.net

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Hi just doing some family research anyone with any info on my grandad FRANK WILSON contact me.

Submitted by: Ruth Wilson
England
20/07/06
Email: princess_ruthinda@hotmail.co.uk

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I used to live at 25 clyde place in the 60's/70's. (until i was 5 to 6) with my mum, dad and two brothers. I remember the Armstrong family who also lived there, in particular Lena and her daughter Marie. I believe she had 3 brothers and 1 sister. we then moved to 79 Laidlaw st. I remember the Boyle family (in particular Bridie) (they used to live at the bottom floor) who used to babysit me and taught me to ride a bike. After which we moved to london in 1973. I can't remember what school I went to, I think it may be gorbals school (if it existed) Anyway I am trying to find lost friends, in particular a girl called Alison Goldie, she was my best friend at school and I have a school photograph of us together to this day. Another girl I am trying to trace, is Ravinder Kaur Alluck, another good friend. Wonder if anybody knows the names mentioned, would be fantastic to hear from them.

Submitted by: Anita Donald (nee) Bhopla
London, England
19/07/06
Email: Anita.Donald@hotmail.com

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I would just like to send a wee get well message to my cousin IAN HISLOP who has just come thru a major operation, I will be in Glasgow on August me and Davy are looking forward to catching up with you in the Pig & Whistle for a pint and a good chat, take care of your self looking forward to seeing you and the family. Yours American cousin Thomas Kelly Donnelly Brooklyn New York USA.

Submitted by: Thomas Kelly Donnelly
Brooklyn New York, USA
19/07/06
Email: weecheekyman@msn.com

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Does anyone remember Coalman, Johnny Dundas or Mary and Bob Flemming who ran a shop in Thistle Street? Cheers

Submitted by: John McGee Glasgow, Scotland 19/07/06
Email: j.mcgee4@ntlworld.com Does anyone remember Tam Kennedy from Mathieson St. I was born in 1936 I have two sisters Helen and Mary. We all went to St. Francis School then to Bonnies.As a young boy I worked at the Barras then as a driver at the Fruit Market. I emigrataed to Canada in 1963 but my Heart Still Belongs to Glasgow. If any of my old pals (Billy, Jack, Joe, Robert) remembers me from Mathieson St. or the Fruit Market drop me a line. I could use a good laugh.

Submitted by: Thomas Kennedy
Montreal, Canada
19/07/06
Email: tamkennedycanada@aol.com

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F.A.O. earlier post, Alex Goodwin is now staying in Largs

Submitted by: Al 18/07/06
Email: ekkybo@fsmail.net STILL TRYING TO FIND ANY OF MY OLD FRIENDS FROM THE GORBALS. WOULD BE GLAD TO HEAR FROM ANY OF YOU. WAS TOLD THAT PETER CONNELLY LIVED IN MCNEIL ST. ANYONE KNOW HIM. THANKS FOR ANY INFO YOU CAN GIVE ME.

Submitted by: Jim Steen
Toms River. NJ, USA
18/07/06
Email: jm7ste@aol.com

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My father was James Herning who married Mae Burns both from the Gorbals,lived in Govanhill, had 5 boys they emigrated to Australia in 1956.

Submitted by: Robert Herning Laurieton NSW, Australia 18/07/06
Email: bronjock@ozemail.com.au Looking for Hetherington/Shirlaw relatives of my husband's mother, fathers name was John Hetherington wife was Euphemia Shirlaw who died 1904. Address at that time was 132 Fauldhouse St. They had three daughters Euphemia Elizabeth (my husband's Mum) and Margaret (a son died at 6 mnths) John Hetheringto then moved to Orchard St with his family to stay with his Mother Catherine who had remarried an Mr I Martin who worked on the Railway. My husbands Mother died 1980.

Submitted by: Margaret Elliot
Renfrewshire, Scotland
17/07/06
Email: margaretelliot02@hotmail.com

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Just new to the web and as I was brought up in Bridgeton in the 60's, 70's and 80's. Can rem the gym in the green found your page brought back good memories spent many days in the wee swing park next to the gym and in the sonny pond

Submitted by: Graham Macgregor
Fife, Scotland
17/07/06
Email: Not Submitted

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HI MY MAIDEN NAME IS LINDA MC CAFFERTY I WAS BORN IN OREGAN ST OATLANDS IN 1953 MY MUMS NAME IS GRACIE MARTIN BEFORE SHE MARRIED MY DAD FRANK MC CAFFERTY I WOULD LOVE TO HEAR FROM ANYONE WHO NEW THEM THEY HAD A BIG FAMILY MYSELF (LINDA) AND MY SISTERS AND BROTHERS TONY, FRANKIE, JOE, PATRICIA, SANDRA, KATHLEEN AND BRENDA IT WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR OF ANYONE WHO NEW OUR FAMILY

Submitted by: Linda Clark
EAST KILBRIDE, SCOTLAND
17/07/06
Email: linda_clark4@hotmail.co.uk

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R.I.P. BOBBY BOYLE GONE BUT NEVER WILL YOU BE FORGOT BORN LAWMOOR ST 1948 DIED TORMUSK CRS. CASTLEMILK 2006 MORE THAN A BROTHER MORE A GREAT PAL WE WILL MEET AGAIN SOON MAY GOD BE WITH YOU JIMMY YOUR BIG BROTHER

Submitted by: Jimmy Boyle
Australia
17/07/06
Email: jim.boyle@bigpond.com.au

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HI MY NAME IS LINDA MAIDEN NAME MCCAFFERTY DOES ANYONE REMEMBER MY MUM SARAH GRACE MARTIN SHE MARRIED MY DAD FRANK MC CAFFERTY I WAS BORN IN OREGON STREET GORBALS BEFORE MOVING TO CASTLEMILK WOULD LOVE TO HEAR IF ANYONE KNEW MY FAMILY

Submitted by: Linda Clark
East Kilbride, Scotland
16/07/06
Email: linda_clark4@hotmail.co.uk

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The Gorbals once had a heart beat running through every close. Now its full of the heartless.The large Irish immigrant population would turn in their graves if they could only see it now. The descendants of these hard workers have ruined the place(like lots of inner Glasgow). Its not poverty,its people. I witness mothers throwing kids nappies out their own windows,men taking drugs in full view of everyone. The kids of these people have no respect for adults,so how can it change? I talk of huge numbers of Gorbals people not them all. However most decent people are long gone.The new flats built recently and costing thousands to buy have mainly been filled with incomers. These incomers live and place within their own wee street,houses alarmed from top to bottom. Will they hang around? The only solution regarding the scumbags who give this place a bad name is to stop their unemployment/sickness benefit and make them work. The kids having kids should be forced to live with their parents instead of demanding housing without any clue (or will)how to housekeep. The Gorbals has been turned into a dump by the people not willing to try. I just wish some of you oldtimers would move back in.

Submitted by: Scott McMillian
Glasgow
16/07/06
Email: Not Submitted

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Does anyone remember my Dad Arthur Austin From the Gorbals was a member of the Cumbie Boys.

Submitted by: Robert Austin
Highlands NJ, USA
16/07/06
Email: Rob11399@aim.com

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I was born at 25 Clyde Place (1965) then moved to Laidlaw St in 1970. Does anyone know the Boyle family that lived at Laidlaw St, I particularly remember Bridie Boyle. Also I can't remember what schools I went to, but I used to have a best friend called Alison Goldie (I still have our school picture taken of us) and also would like to know if anyone knows Ravinder Kaur Allick.

Submitted by: Anita Donald (nee) Bhopla
London, England
16/07/06
Email: Anita.Donald@hotmail.com

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My Great uncle Michael Walsh worked on the Railway and the stations in Glasgow. He had a Daughter Margaret that was a teacher in the School not far from the Gorbals and they lived in the new flats at the back of the Gorbals. I can remember wa

Email:lking through the Gorbals where the people were very friendly with Margaret my cusion this would be back in the 60's. I am trying to make up our family tree and would be greatful for any help. You see I have been told that Margaret has a brother this I had never known. Michael's family come from Galway and moved to Mayo a Place called Glynsk where his Parents and His Brothers Stephen, Patrick, and John and his sister Catherine grew up looking after the sheep. By the way I am Catherines eldest grandson so I would pass this information on to the rest of the Family.

Email: Joseph James McLaughlin
Wiltshire, England
16/07/06
Email: McLaughlinCarey@aol.com

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Trying to trace my grandfather's ancestors. He came from Methil, Scotland to Adelaide, Australia in 1916. His name was Patrick Glancy. Note from webmaster: This site is for the Gorbals area of Glasgow and is not intended as a people finder for a wider area. (Good Luck)

Email: Sue Baldwin Hong Kong, China 16/07/06
Email: sebcheng@hotmail.com To Jack Duffy, Pat and Tommy McMenemy were my fathers cousins. One of their cousins was stabbed when he came out of the Paragon, the same cousin(William Gillan) was charged with murder he took on the high court by himself and won his case. I was wondering if you knew this family. Andrea

Email: Andrea
Canada
16/07/06
Email: Not Submitted

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Trying to trace Bobby Lyons married Anne Wallace of Castlemilk Drive in the 60's. Anne had a cousin called Floria Maikos, who had a brother called Nicky, their mother was called Janet and father was Tony who was greek and worked on oil tankers for Onassis. Would be grateful for any info cheers John Bulloch.

Email: John Bulloch
Leeds, England
15/07/06
Email: bulloch28@fsmail.net

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Tried to contact Andrew storrie regarding Harry Rollins Dance Studio but he must have changed his e mail address Is he still around.

Email: Lew Rollins Airdrie, Scotland 15/07/06
Email: nesslew@aol.com Re: Alex Goodwin, email your enquiry to, letters@dailyrecord.co.uk and mark subject, help. You just might strike lucky. Regards, Owen Dougan.

Email: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
14/07/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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Would like to know if anyone knows of any logans who were brought up in the gorbals during the mid 50's - 60's. 3 brothers william (BILL) david (DAVEY) and ronald (RONNIE)? There parents, my grandparents owned or worked in a butchers shop and may have had something to do with an electrical shop, think my grandad also was a radio operator for the merchant navy at some stage. Thanks for any help

Email: Steven Logan
UK
13/07/06
Email: ste_log@yahoo.co.uk

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Anyone know the whereabouts of Alex Goodwin, he lived on Nicholson St. went to Gorbals school then Adelphi, he lost his brother Peter in a work related accident on or around 1958. Last time I saw him was at Crossmaloof Ice rink in 1959, Thanks Anne

Email: Anne Whitby Ontario, Canada 13/07/06 Hi I am looking for any lost lost relatives, My g grandmother was Elizabeth Richardson and she married John Douglas in 1857 they lived at 391 Cumberland Street, I also have the address 37 Naburn Street, this could have been parents of John and Elizabeth. They would have been Victoria and David or James Richardson. or William and Mary Douglas. Would love to hear from anyone who might be connected.

Email: Freda Price
Benfleet, Essex
13/07/06
Email: freda.j.price@btinternet.com

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Looking for a Brian Donnely, he contacted me at my email address looking for photos of Oatlands. I tried to reply but its bounces back, if anyone knows him get him to give me his right email address

Email: Norrie McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
10/07/06
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

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C-Blocks: Photographs & film footage wanted BBC Scotland have commissioned a documentary about the life and work of the architect Sir Basil Spence who, among many other buildings, designed the famous C-Blocks of Queen Elizabeth Square in the Gorbals which were demolished in 1993. The company making the documentary are keen to find photos and particularly film footage of the blocks, shot by people who lived in them or who visited them. The interiors of the buildings are of particular interest. With film footage like the old Super 8mm format, the company will pay up to £50, depending on quality, to use your footage in their programme. If you have photos or especially film footage of the Hutchie C-Blocks, please email Stuart Brown with your contact details and he will take it from there.

Email: Stuart Brown
Glasgow, Scotland
10/07/06
Email: stuartbrown@email.com

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Trying to get in touch with jimmiller74@blueyounder.co.uk. I have tried on numerous occasions to email him but to no avail. If its the same person I think it is he stayed in Rozel Court in Hackney London. Trying to inform him of the bad news his mum never got over her stroke and died a few years ago.

Submitted by: Mary Cook
Glasgow, Scotland
10/07/06
Email: mary-robinson2006@hotmail.co.uk

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Anyone remember my da,"wee" Joe Meehan. Brought up in Sandiefauld St, married Cathy Connelly, moved to Florence St then Pollokshaws Rd (across fae railway club/liptons). Sadly passed away last year aged 74. Love tae hear some stories.

Submitted by: Jo Meehan Abertillery, S/Wales 09/07/06
Email: meehangbb@aol.com

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Looking for any Eaglesham family members who moved from the Gorbals to surrounding areas of castlemilk, Kings Park etc

Submitted by: John Todd
08/07/06
Email: no1toddy@aol.com

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Yes Gerry Farrelly you have the right person it was great to hear from you but I cant reply as you didn't leave an email address, so i hope you see this or someone does and can contact you for me, give my regards to your family from all of the Kennedy's. Hope to hear from you again soon.

Submitted by: Anne Kennedy
Glenrothes, Fife
07/07/06
Email: sgx010@blueyonder.co.uk

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Robert Anthony re: the open air gym in the glasgow green was just over the bridge from the soo side heading for bridgten opposite the old ash football pitches on the rutherglen rd. There was a wooden vualting horse, parralell bars, swinging rings and bars. I went often but it never seemed to get used to its full potential maybe becuase it was all built on solid concrete imagine todays mammies suing the council if wee johnny got hurt as we always did (broke my foot) there were no tuters u just learned by mistakes. Before my wife n I got hitched we went often she fell off the bars landed on her tail bone now 70 this week she had to have a bone transplant in that anamoty area 6 months ago she never complained MUCH but then she IS a gorbals lassie.

Submitted by: Ten quid
Oz
07/07/06

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Re: "no mean city", the open air gym - as I remember it was just up from the suspension bridge as you crossed from McNeil St and Adelphi St. It consisted of paralell bars, rings (hard to describe), but you swung on them by your hands and a vaulting horse. Probably more stuff than that, but it's been a long time! I can remember guys stripped to the waist (in Winter) exercising, must have been in great shape. Also some bareknuckle fights.

Submitted by: Charley Broon
Winnipeg, Canada
06/07/06
Email: cath3@mts.net

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Does anyone remebber the Edgar family who lived in Mthieson St, Crown St. and Hospital St, in the early 1900s?

Submitted by: Edgar
Stoke on Trent, England
06/07/06
Email: r.edgar@btinternet.com

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I would like to know if anyone out there knows the whereabouts of Smuggy Taylor an old flame of mine.

Submitted by: Pauline Shevlin
Glasgow, Scotland
06/07/06
Email: shevlinmayo@btintrnet.com

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The open air gym on Glasgow Green had parallel bars, A pommel horse, rings and Being a mere woman i don't know what you call the horizontal ladders fo upper body execises. This gym was used alot I think mainly for something to do and also to keep fit. I think it was a boon for the unemployed as there were a lot at that time in the thirties and forties. Re the christening piece it was the opposite sex from the baby who was given it cheers Nan Bell

Submitted by: Nan Cameron (Bell)
Glasgow, Scotland
06/07/06
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk

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Reply to Lorraine Crerand, I remember going on bus runs with your Grannny & your Dad, I also remember your Mum Nora from Norfolk st. she had the most beautiful long red hair, your Dad was our hero, also remember Charlie Gallagher, he kicked the ball around Surrey Street, so glad they became famous. Regards Anne

Submitted by: Anne Whitby,
Canada
06/07/06

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Re the Christening Piece - As I recall my Granny always refered to that as a "Chitterin Piece" I remember handing one over to a stranger in Mathieson Street on the way to have my brother Christened in St. Francis. Re: outdoor gym in The Green, there were several pieces of equipment there, I do remember the frame with the rings suspended from it. That was back in the forties.

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
06/07/06
Email: mcscrum@telus.net

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Amelia - they say when taking a baby to get christened you put some silver in two biscuits, gave it to the first person the same sex as the baby its supposed to be lucky for babys start in life. The same as when seeing a new born for the first time you gave it a wee bit silver for luck.

Submitted by: Anonymous
02/07/06

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FAO: Terry Young John McCue is alive and well. I know that when i found out the truth i apologised on a differant board were i had read it. Big Artie great guy sorry his name was mentioned on the same column as the other bits of crap and as for u r u female or male as the name can be either? I have been battling cancer for years and only got out of hospital this week the bad bit for u is I BEAT IT AGAIN. And i most definately never said anybody died from any ailment cant u read, except john. That was the only mistake made and whatever caused his problems u r the first person to mention a domestic. I can do no more than apologise, maybe you should say something constructive not destructive ah! Now back to the world cup!

Submitted by: GorbalsJim1
Oz
02/07/06

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