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What's with this book "Wandering and Pondering", I've never heard of it, could somebody enlighten me ?

Submitted by: charleybroon
Winnipeg, Canada
31/08/06
Email: shawfieldc57@mts.net

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For the John who is looking for Roseberry Park, Is it possible that it is Richmond Park that you are looking for? It was on Rutherglen Road, close to Shawfield, but also near Rosebery St. If it is Richmond Park you are looking for check out this http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/profiles/richmondpark1.htm Check out the rest of the site too, and the message boards.

Submitted by: Annie May
Ontario, Canada
30/08/06
Email: May45x@hotmail.com
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Looking for 2 of my friends from the Gorbals, lived on rutherglen rd and gorbals st, Hilda and Joyce mitchell they where jewish and had family that lived on warrick st. I believe Hilda moved to canada and joyce married a jewish boy and lived somewhere In Glasgow, sure would love to hear from anyone that had any Info on them, Thanks

Submitted by: Pat Lynch
Los Angeles, USA
30/08/06
Email: Glasgopati@aol.com
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Trying to contact Alan Keith who corresponded to site on 20.04.06

Submitted by: William McFall
Glasgow, Scotland
28/08/06
Email: williammcfall73@aol.com
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I lived at 76 Hospital St. Married Billy McCormack 1955 went to Abbotsford School. Would like to contact any of our old friends, Morag MacDonald, Marie Phillips. Betty McCracken or others.

Submitted by: Alison McCormack (Thomson)
Burlington Ont, Canada
28/08/06
Email: amccormack@295.ca
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I was sent a copy of the book of poems you sell "Wandering & Pondering". It was very funny and reminded me of some of the Gorbals people I grew up with. I see it is written by John Lazaunekas Mitchell a Salisbury St man. Well done John.

Submitted by: John Duncan
Hamilton, Canada
28/08/06
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The Wilson family, mom and dad Annie and Adam. Brothers and sisters Archie, Adam, William who died when he was 6 months old. Alex, Annie Agnes twins Andrew and Audrey we moved to Pollok 1956-57. When Angela and Allan was born I was bitten by two rats at the old cobblers shop.

Submitted by: Annie Wilson
75 Florence St, Gorbals
28/08/06
Email: a.bryden2@ntlworld.com
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I lived my life in the Gorbals as my mammy and daddy they came from Ireland we lived all our life there and they reard their family it was the best place to be i loved it. Everyone was the same i grew up in the sixties, i went to st johns I remember the deprevation at that time i remember going down warrick st to go to school and times do not change we were told don't go down there. Some people at that time were like not nice people, but most of the people in the gorbals were the salt of the earth they looked after each other. I remember i came from an irish famly and my mums neighbour every year on the 12th july you set to shout you fenions you papes. I said mum why are they angry at us what is wrong with us why do people hate us so much my mother would get very angry and say they took us away from our country we got spat on because we were irish. I do not forget we tried to fit in and it was terrible as we grew up most of the families of irish people went no more when the troubles in the north of ireland and bernadette devlin and these people tried to get the same rights for everyone no matter what there religion or there belives was, but she was classed as a bad person when she tried her best to do the right thing. we have a history in the gorbals i will always love to be brought up there it was the most amazing plase i love to thingk back the people were the best and yes i remember the cumbie cumbie ya bass. I was never afraid to walk down gorbals st, they never touched there own never never afraid. I love where i came from but i will always be irish from the co. MAYO.

Submitted by: Pauline
Scotland
28/08/06
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Lived at 257 Lamoor Street early thirties, across from the "polis ofis". Does anyone remember the name of the wee dairy next to it? They sold the best dolly scones and she had a lucky dip. You poked a wee pick into a board full of holes and if a wee bit paper came out the other end you got a free macaroon. I remember Annie's the tallies, George's the fruit shop, Howies the bakers (great iced teabread) Benson's the tobacconist next to the Paragon, Tobies fish and chip shop with the bottle of brown sauce on the counter and the bottles of gnger ginger sitting above the chip pan. Cissy McCafferties (two sisters) Mathieson Street, who would sell you a cup of jam and Tommy Mallarkeys next to St. Francis school, great oyster wafer shells filled with marshmallow dipped in chocolate and filled with icecream. Love to hear from anyone to reminisce. Annie (nee Docherty)

Submitted by: Annie Ravizza
Aurora Ontario, Canada
27/08/06
Email: ravizzas@sympatico.ca
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F.A.O: cathie213, log on to qpr.co.uk or queensparkfc.co.uk. They may be able to help re: Charlie Campbell.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
27/08/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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I have an 18th century longcase grandfather clock, which was made by alex mitchell, gorbals, can anyone plase give me some history of the maker? Thanks D Easton

Submitted by: D Easton
West Lothian, Scotland
27/08/06
Email: doriseaston@blueyonder.co.uk
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Great site mate sent it to me. Does anyone remember the hoat wa on Wolsely Street at the auld steamie. In the Oatlands Used to stand there in winter and keep warm. Great days in the 60s

Submitted by: Marion Mooney (nee Rowatt)
Bridlington, England
26/08/06
Email: mariontroy@btinternet.com
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I am searching for Joe McDonald who lived in Portugal Street in the 1940's. Father's name Jock and mother Maggie: brother James and sisters Margaret and Lizzie. We think Joe married an English lady and moved to Blackburn where he drove a truck for either a confectionery or biscuit firm. We also think that either his brother or one of his sisters lived in Springfield Road, or London Road (across from the Belvidere Hospital). If anyone knows of the whereabouts of Joe or any of his children, please contact me by email. All replies will be treated with utmost respect and confidentiality.

Submitted by: Joyce Chalmers
Perth, Australia
26/08/06
Email: chasfam@iinet.net.au
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Must say, I realy enjoyed the book you sell (Wandering & Pondering) it was so funny and glad to see it was written by a Gorbals man born in Salisbury St. Worth every penny. Have a read!!!!! cheap at the price!

Submitted by: John McCreadie
Glasgow, Scotland
25/08/06
Email: crookston10@hotmail.com
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Elky Banner was an adopted name. His real name was Arthur Cormican. He would be 66 now and had a half brother called Colin McNab. They lived in Rosebery St - even numbers! I never lived in Castlemilk.

Submitted by: J McGlynn
Glasgow, Scotland
24/08/06
Email: glynnie2@hotmail.com
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Could anyone help me please with info on "Queens Park" football club's captain at that time Charles Campbell 1884 or website that may help?

Submitted by: Cathie213
Ayr, Scotland
23/08/06
Email: fergusonchot@aol.com
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To James McLaughlin, the family i knew lived between Cumberland Street and Caledonia Road. They lived 2nd close in from Caledonia Road end. I'm pretty sure there were at least four boys in the family, Bobby being the eldest and Jim being the third in the family i think. It's been so long since i left Lawmoor Street that the mind is a little sketchy. Andrea

Submitted by: Andrea
Canada
21/08/06
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Gerry Farrelly contact details are GFarrell@ccn.ac.uk He now lives in Norwich.

Submitted by: John Rowan
21/08/06
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I understand there was a large Hindu community in South Portland Street in 1950's/1960's. Does anyone know Jakeet Singh?? if so could you email me with details, I would be very grateful.

Submitted by: Joanne Lewes
Lewes, England
21/08/06
Email: joanne.gander@btinternet.com
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Have just found this site...wonder if any of my old pals are still out there!I lived at 327 Crown St (grassy backs) went to camden St. then Strathbungo. Where is Jean and Eileen Newell? Be good to hear from anybody who remembers me or my family...

Submitted by: Alan Munro
Falkirk, Stirlingshire
20/08/06
Email: alangmunro@hotmail.com
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I remember Elky banner. He lived there around the early fifties, and quite often came into the back courts behind Tunnocks bakers in Rutherglen road. I came across his name somewhere else recently but can't remember where. Sorry, my older sister Marion does not recollect the name which means he might be around 60+. I also know a McGlynn family who lived in Scarrel Drive in Castlemilk. One of them was Joe, but I take it your name is a girls name

Submitted by: Norrie Ross
Bellshill, Glasgow
20/08/06
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I remember Elky banner. He lived there around the early fifties, and quite often came into the back courts behind Tunnocks bakers in Rutherglen road. I came across his name somewhere else recently but can't remember where. Sorry, my older sister Marion does not recollect the name which means he might be around 60+. I also know a McGlynn family who lived in Scarrel Drive in Castlemilk. One of them was Joe, but I take it your name is a girls name

Submitted by: Norrie Ross
Bellshill, Glasgow
20/08/06
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Can anyone out there help me please i am trying to get in contact with Gerry Farrelly who lived in Dunmore st gorbals he contacted me but didn't leave an email address he had a photo he said he would like to send me but i cant get in touch. Or if any of the burns family are on here sorry to hear about your brother Peter, Gerry told me about his death you stayed in Portugal st also like me please help if you can.

Submitted by: Anne Kennedy
Glenrothes, Fife
20/08/06
Email: nanagee@hotmail.co.uk
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PLEASE HELP - I'm trying to track down anyone who my know Joe MacDonald (McDonald) of Portugal Street Glasgow, from the 1930's/1940's. My Gran, Eileen Miller and her little sister Ethel used to visit friends in Portugal street around this time and new Joe well - a sensitive issue to broach, but we believe that Joe (unknowingly) is my mother's real father (born Nov 1948) - PLEASE, if you can help, email me at fig_1@iinet.net.au Thank You!!

Submitted by: Leigh Figliomeni
Perth, Australia
20/08/06
Email: fig_1@iinet.net.au
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My grandmother Mary Fairley's address was in lodgings on Lawmoor Street in Jan 1943 when she gave birth to my father William in Duke Street. Does anyone by any chance remember her?

Submitted by: Linda Wood
Scotland
18/08/06
Email: lindawoodlw@aol.com
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Everyone talks about the good old days. I grew up in the gorbals in the 80's and left about 10 years ago and I can honestly say that it was the best move I made. I remember from my childhood heroin addicts and drinking buckfast by time they where aged 15. Although most of my family still live there, the only fond memories i had was going to grans for sunday dinner. Most of my then friends are drug addicts and the rest well they got up the duff and now live on the dss. So yeah it looks great now but as they say u can change the face of the buildings but u can't change who lives in them.

Submitted by: Anonymous
18/08/06
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Looking for any members of the Cairns family peter and janet. They lived in surrey st, janet died in 1927 one daughter catherine, married james robertson anyone know of the smith girls who lived in thistle st? Also, does anyone remember the south side sawmills and what happened to them, my brother worked there in the sixties? Anyone know the grands from the gorbals they lived in cumberland street then moved to rutherglen road?

Submitted by: Elena
Coventry, England
17/08/06
Email: elena.smith@ntlworld.com
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Gorbals book sounds like"no mean city", Johnny could be Johnny Stark AKA Razor King.

Submitted by: Charley Broon
Winnipeg, Canada
17/08/06
Email: shawfieldc57@mts.net
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Sonny we folks from the real gorbals are true survivor's we did enjoy our young lives BUT when we became teenager's things changed for the worse so as 9yr-12yr olds our adventures took us to rake the middens in its way educated us as u say there were better places in Glasgow but that never made better folks. Throwing away good parts of cycles that we took home rebuilt ourselves something we never could afford a RALIEGH BYCYCLE the frame was! decent folk were in abundance in the gorbals they wouldn't throw that frame away, it was a gift to some poorer kid or sold to make a bob. Leaving school getting a job wasn't easy at 15 i carried coal didn't last long nearly killed me! Becoming a teenage thug was the norm in our area but lots of guys remembered happy times being with their sibling's maw n DA nobody can say they were unhappy then even if the old man was a drunkin bum[no my DA was teetotaler] we always remember the good times and exagerate the bad or vice a versa. Even if they were few i don't think anyone should try n take that happy passage of time away from us i couldn't wait to get away either! The grass always looks greener on the other side o the hill but sometimes it is a swamp. We rented our gorbals house paint n papered now rented houses have to have the floor brushed by the owner (joke-is it!) or get taken to some tribunal so the kids of whatever district are so lazy they really don't know what they are missing so everything u say i agree with but we all were kids at somestage if not still! It would do a lot o folk good to live in a place like the gorbals with all its wonderful people (60's n before) or am i only dreaming ok sonny! awera best

Submitted by: GorbalsJim1
Oz
17/08/06
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To Sonny about being raised in the Gorbals. I agree it wasn't that great the way we had to live but what friendships we had. It also made us stronger people and thankful for the knowledge the streets of the Gorbals gave us. I left 41 years ago and I love to visit and see all the changes that have been made. I have travelled all over the world and I can honestly say that the people from the Gorbals are very warm and friendly.

Submitted by: Mary
Virginia, USA
16/08/06
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I have been reading an awful lot of rubbish about the the old Gorbals lately I have to put my story forward. I lived in Bedford St in the 40s-50s- and the start of the 60s. Our house was spotless, My Mum and Dad had a lovely flat in a tenement. My Dad was always decorating when he finished a hard days work for Mc donalds Slaters and Plasters in the Gorbals. My Mum would wash the stairs, then put whitening all down the edges. We used to put rages on our feet to polish around the edges of the floors where the carpets ended.We were well dressedin summer and winter. Yes we used to play in the middens, climb the dikes, play at shops with stones for sweets, mud was mince ect. I remember having a lot of fun in the back courts. I dont ever remember dirty nappies being tossed from windows. Yes I seen Rats sometimes, but remember we were only five minutes away from the Clyde. I have always been proud of living in the Gorbals. Even now age 58 I still read everything I can get about the Gorbals. So please dont always look on the Bad Times, I will always remember with pride the old Gorbals, and the good times. Thank you for reading my side of the story.

Submitted by: Anne Herrity
Glasgow, Scotland
16/08/06
Email: agnesherrity@hotmail.co.uk
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F.A.O. McEwen, Ajax. Ontario, I think the book your looking for is "No Mean City", story about Johnnie Starke from Gorbals. Regards Anne.

Submitted by: Anne
Canada
16/08/06
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Anybody remember Elky Banner from Rosebery St?

Submitted by: Jo McGlynn
Glasgow, Scotland
16/08/06
Email: glynnie2@hotmail.com
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Anybody got any memories or info on Mr Lamb and the Hutchie Boy's Club on Commerical Road?

Submitted by: Tommy
Glasgow, Scotland
16/08/06
Email: tom627@btinternet.com
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Gorbals Anecdotes what a great site love reading all the stories from the gorbals as thats where John my other half was born and raised. He came from 122 Hospital St. I know some of his neighbours names were the Cunninghams and the Mc Brides. He has alot of good memories of his childhood growing up in the gorbals, I myself was born and raised not to far away in Sunny Govan. Keep up the good work Fantastic site. P.S my son in OZ and sister-in-law Marie Eadie Welsh in New Zealand love your site also. God Bless and Good Luck to all you Gorbalonians and Govanites from May a Govanite

Submitted by: May Eadie
Glasgow, Scotland
15/08/06
Email: mayeadie@hotmail.com
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Hi ANDREA canada one of my dads brothers lived at the top end facing the graveyard. His name was John, wife Rosie, they had a big family in a one bed house bog outside ground floor.

Submitted by: James McLaughlin
East Kilbride, Glasgow
15/08/06
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Thought this would be a good place to ask about a book I read in the 50's. The story was about a guy named Johnny who was married to Maggie I think, they lived in the Gorbals. Never forgot that book, have never been able to get the title of it. Anyone remember it ? Thanks.

Submitted by: McEwan
Ajax Ontario, Canada
13/08/06
Email: aberfal@sympatico.ca
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I'm looking at current maps for Sandy Faulds St but can't find it. What happened to Sandy Faulds?

Submitted by: Maria
Toronto, Canada
12/08/06
Email: maria.connell085@sympatico.ca
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Hi GorbalsGirl "DITO!"

Submitted by: GorbalsJim1
Oz
12/08/06
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Is there anybody out there who was in the Highland light infantry in the 50s that was stationed at Maryhill Barracks, my dad said a lot of the guys came from the Gorbals and the Calton.

Submitted by: Mark
Glasgow, Scotland
11/08/06
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Gobals Jim what age are you?

Submitted by: Mark
Glasgow, Scotland
11/08/06
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Reading through your site i have to wonder where some of these peoples brains come from. Sure they where alot of good people in the gorbals, but anyone with have a brain said it was a great place to live is dreaming or in another world. If living with rats all over the place and some of what was thrown out the window makes for a great place you must have been walking in another world. Don't tell me we did not know any better. If you do you never went to another part of glasgow to see how decent people lived. The old gorbals in gone thank god for that. So whereever you are it has to be better than that..

Submitted by: Sonny
USA
11/08/06
Email: ex/gor@AOL.COM
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Hey GorbalsJim, BINGO. No more emails on this subject.

Submitted by: GorbalsGirl
USA
10/08/06
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PLEASE HELP, I cant find pictures of roseberry park anywhere, can anyone please let me know where to get some, I've been on almost every Glasgow site and had no luck, PLEASE HELP!

Submitted by: John
Glasgow, Scotland
10/08/06
Email: john149@talktalk.net
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Hi GorbalsGirl - thru the nite the frost did bite n single ends with no toilets SOMEONE when finnished reading the crap in the daily record used it to do just that then try n throw it into the midgies only to land in the back yard thats what i meant as nappies. Kids were well looked after in lawmoor st anyway women left the weans in their prams for us torags to take them for a spin to the ducksy wi permision of course. My pal said u take that pram i'll take this wean (permission granted) off we raced along caley rd. TOFFY bit n bring them back clatty n hungry if it was still clean n not greetin we left it in hutchy square (joking)!! TOFFY BIT visit my relations in sandyfuald st. they tried ti be TOFFS laid all the ashes from the back close to the midden said it was crazy paving. Thistle st i built my own toilet asked the upstairs folk don't use the loo for an hour PLEEZE! they all flushed at the same time i had to get a big shovel to clean the mess up were did i put it at the bottom of the FN STAIRS they had to walk down 321 thistle st. ah the gorbals it was great but i couldnt live there noo. When i arrived in oz built a house i asked the builder were is the loo "we put a wee shed n a can outside the council empty it every week" NOO FN WAY i was not goin back ti thistle st so i built my own septic system so Gorbalsgirl i do thank the old place for making me ready for this world n i really do laugh when people grumble about the weather just have a smile n the sun is always shinning awera best gorbalsgirl.

Submitted by: GorbalsJim1
Oz
10/08/06
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Re: Masson family, I remember your dads family I lived in McNeil Street round the corner from Hayfield. I was a pal of "Dunkie" Masson he ran about McNeil Street corner with myself, James Philbin, James Vage, Charlie Mc Kinnon and John Kelly who also lived in Hayfield St. "Dunkie" married Ellen Butler who also lived up my close. He was a paratrooper during the war and was wounded at Arnhem He worked in Co-op as a driver.

Submitted by: James Philbin
London
09/08/06
Email: christinaandjaime@btinternet.com
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I am trying to find my cousins Martin, Catherine, Philip and John Clark who stayed in Thistle St in the 50's and 60's before moving to Holybrook St Govanhill. Their parents were Philip Clark and Mary Cavanan and they had a half brother called James Cavanan. They went to St Lukes primary then on to St Bonaventures. Hope someone will be able to help. Many thanks Janie McAreavey

Submitted by: Janie McAreavey
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
09/08/06
Email: tj1144@aol.com
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Anybody remember the Mansons fae Inverkip st?

Submitted by: Hughie
Australia
09/08/06
Email: hgo37041@bigpond.net.au
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This is a fascinating site! I'm doing some research about rent strikes in Huchesontown in the 1970s and 1980s - does anyone have memories of being involved?

Submitted by: Aodhamair Lenagh
Canberra, Australia
09/08/06
Email: aodhamair@gmail.com
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Hi Gorbals Jim. Please explain who wore nappies if not babies??? You being a young boy probably did not know about nappies. I know my brother did not take an interest in them and would not have known a nappie from a the man in the moon. When I said PILLOWS I was talking about old pillowcases that were torn up and dried faster than the normal nappies. We, too, had old army coats on our beds (three beds in the room with five of us on the beds. Four girls and one boy and we, too, played in backs with green slimy water. Who knows maybe we lived up the same close.... You mentioned a toffy place in the Gorbals, tell me where there was toffy street and I will tell you if that is where I lived. Cheers.....

Submitted by: GorbalsGirl USA
09/08/06
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Angie Best - remember Donald Peden had a wee gang rutherglen rd area the most frightening thing about him was the yellow velvet collard suit he wore, now u would have to be a hard case to wear that in the gorbals! He added a bit of color to the drab place in the 50's if the same guy awera best

Submitted by: Gorbalsjim1
Oz
08/08/06
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Does anyone remember the name of the owner of the spur pub on polmadie road in the early to mid 70's? He had a son Ivan whom i would like to get in touch with.

Submitted by: Jackie Dunfermline, Scotland 08/08/06 Email: jacsmcd7@aol.com
Does anyone remember Anna Rodgers from lawmoor street, 40/50s? Her parents were lithuanian, we first met as 14 year olds at the lithuanian club next to st.lukes chapel in rutherglen road. Owen Dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
08/08/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com
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To Jamie Farrell, I went to school with you, if I remember you have a brother eddie? I'm Angela Coyne and I think my brother John was in Eddie's class, we lived at commercial court and you were waddell court?

Submitted by: Angela Coyne
Lochawe, Scotland
08/08/06
Email: angie.cartwright@virgin.net

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Does anyone remember Jessie and Mick Coyne of 305 Caledonia Road? They have sons Jim, John, Davie and Michael (deceased). Would like to hear from anyone who knew them.

Submitted by: Angela Coyne
Lochawe, Scotland
08/08/06
Email: angie.cartwright@virgin.net

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F.A.O. Graham Macgregor you can into "Eejit Asylum" great stuff in there - warning! You will sit in there for ages great laughs, also weehof.com, so funny, you'll laugh 'till your sore. Good stuff from an ex Gorbals lassie. Regards Anne

Submitted by: Ann
Canada
08/08/06

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Thank you to everyone who gave a speedy reply to my notice about old picture's of the Gorbals and Oatlands, I've now been to the site's mitchell library and joined Glesga pals. Thanks again. Miki

Submitted by: Michael Watt
Glasgow, Scotland
08/08/06
Email: Miki.watt@ntlworld.com

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I was wondering if anyone remembers Sandra Henderson from Mathieson Street? (She lived about 3 closes from Calidonia Road) We were best friends when we were young. I lost contact when my family moved to Castlemilk. Sandra had a younger brother called Ian and a younger sister who i think was called either Elizabeth or Annette. I would really love to be able to get in contact with her. Sandra

Submitted by: Sandra
Canada
08/08/06

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To James McLaughlin, I'm not sure if this is the same McLaughlin family i knew or not. I know through Friends Reunited that there was another McLaughlin family that lived on Lawmoor Street, except they lived on the other side of Lawmoor Street facing the graveyard. I left Lawmoor Street a few weeks before my twelve birthday. I only remember a few names, Brady's, McNally's, McLaughlin's, Hunt's and the Marshall's. Andrea

Submitted by: Andrea
Canada
08/08/06

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F.A.O Angie Best - I was in the same class at Holyrood school with an Angie Masterson, any connection? If so, how is she I heard she was ill and had been in hospital?

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee Welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
07/08/06
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com

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Re: T.K Donnelly, ST.Johns school, sorry thomas, I can"t remember any of my school mates at st johns. Too long ago! Regards, owen dougan.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
07/08/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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Hi, does anyone know where I can get photos of roseberry park in oatlands? I worked there from 1988 to 95.

Submitted by: Johnrg
Glasgow, Scotland
07/08/06
Email: john149@talktalk.net

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I see that some of you are looking for photos of old Gorbals, contact me at norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com, I may be able to help. I see that some of you talk of nappies, drug taking etc, i can understand what you are saying, I am not from Gorbals but worked as a concierge till a few weeks back in the high rise flats, its the truth you talk of. I hope that the new houses do not suffer the same fate. I was sure that I have posted this several times but for the life of me cant find it, no wonder you are still looking for photos, Norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
07/08/06
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com

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Hey GorbalsGirl I never said they were babies nappies! U must have been in a toffy part of the old place if babies used PILLOW cases or such nappies we even had green slimy water to play in n great army coats as blankets ache I must hiv came from the slumy bit!! But i think it made me awe the tougher for this world awera best GorbalsGirl

Submitted by: GorbalsJim1
Oz
07/08/06

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Does anyone remember my dad Robert Masson? His family lived on Hayfield Street. Brothers are Duncan and Alex, sister is Cathie. Thanks

Submitted by: Sandy Masson
Orange County, California
07/08/06
Email: massonsandy@yahoo.com

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Anyone remember my great-grandparents Francis and Margaret Reilly at 80 Kidston Street? Children were Joe, Annie, Elizabeth, Margaret and Catherine Reilly. All emigrated to America between 1927-1930. Many thanks.

Submitted by: Brian Reilly
Washington DC, USA
06/08/06
Email: reillybri@comcast.net

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Hi, I'm looking for anyone who might have knew Denny Gilligan from hutchisontown in the 70's? Denny also has brothers Pat, John and sister Anne and Patricia. Any information would be appreciated, thanks. This is a great site, Keep up the good work.

Submitted by: Caroline
Glasgow, Scotland
06/08/06
Email: c.sharratt2@ntlworld.com

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Does anyone remember David Ross born August 5 1936 raised in the Gorbals and came to Canada in 1959? My dad has recently passed away and I am coming to Scotland in Sept to spread his ashes. Does anyone know my Dad please reply.

Submitted by: Michael Ross
Ajax On, Canada
06/08/06
Email: michael.ross@sympatico.ca

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Does anyone know where I could find current pictures of the Gorbals? The latest I can find are from the mid sixties. Are there still tenement buildings there, or is everything now commercial? Also, does anyone remember Oliver Clares radio repair shop. I may be mistaken, but I think it was on Eglinton St?

Submitted by: Joan
USA
05/08/06
Email: artandjoan@comcast.net

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I am trying to find Teresa o Neill (not known if she married) or any of her family. She was born in 1920 in Glasgow to a Teresa o Neill (nee Farrelly), originally from Oldcastle, Co. Meath, Ireland and a Michael O Neill, Sauchiehall Street Glasgow. His parents were Daniel O'Neill and Margaret Condron. The family also lived at Dobbies Loan, and Caledonian Street. Teresa's mother died in 1926 and I know that her father Michael married again and had at least one other child. My reason for finding this family is that Teresa's mother had been married before in Canada to a Thomas McDonagh. He was killed in World War one in 1915. Teresa had three children from this marriage, Margaret, Thomas and Patrick who later lived with the O'Neills in Glasgow until their mother also died in 1926. They were then returned to grandparents in Ireland and lost touch with their step sister. I would love to get in touch with any one who knows of them.

Submitted by: Kim Rodgers
Cavan, Ireland
05/08/06
Email: neilrogers@eircom.net

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Anyone know the whereabouts of the Soutar family used to live in castlemilk. Boys - Brian, John, Robert and sister Margaret?

Submitted by: Brian Soutar
Glasgow, Scotland
04/08/06
Email: bimbotraci@hotmail.co.uk

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Hi, wonderful site to read looking for relatives of my nan's. Her name was Ann Ross and her brother was called Robert Wilson he married a Sarah Todd and they had three or more children. They originally lived in Muse Lane but in the early forties lived in Ronald Street, the childrens names were Harold, Robert and Annie and possibly a Johnnie would love to know if they or any of their descendants are still alive in Glasgow. Just had the most amazing holiday in Glasgow and Perth - wonderful friendly people! Thanks guys/lasses

Submitted by: Ena Ross
Hampshire, England
04/08/06
Email: ebocs@yahoo.co.uk

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RE:- Article by Owen Dugan on the name change "WARRICK ST, St John school. I was in Mr. Alexander class at St John do you remember John McAvoy, McBride twins, Pat McLaughlin, Robert Innis, Fitzy Frank, Mulligan & many more, I now live in New York since 1956. Yours sincerely Tommy Donnelly

Submitted by: Thomas Kelly Donnelly
Brooklyn, New York
04/08/06
Email: weecheekyman@msn.com

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Hey, GorbalsJim1, I do not know where in the Gorbals you lived but I lived there, too, for ninteen years, leaving there in 1957. Never, never once in my years there did I ever know a Mammy who put newspaper nappies on their weans or ever see one lying in a back or front of the tenements. Nappies were made of white terry toweling squares. The mother's would never, ever have used newspapers for nappies, maybe old towels, old sheets or pillowcases but to my knowledge never newspapers. Anybody out there ever see newspaper nappies? I am curious.

Submitted by: GorbalsGirl
USA
03/08/06

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Hi Andrea of canada, I left the gorbals when i was 6/7 went up to govanhill to butterbiggins rd that might be my dads brothers the names are John, George, James, Robert, Alec and Billy and one sister Mags. My grandparents lived in Moffet St next to the pend.

Submitted by: James McLaughlin
East Kilbride, Scotland
03/08/06

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Thanks Ann, been to glesapals anymore tips?

Submitted by: Graham MacGregor
Kirkcaldy, Scotland
03/08/06
Email: graham-mac@hotmail.co.uk

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Can anybody give me the name of a site that will let you see old picture's of the Gorbals and even oatlands or even better if you have any send me, ta much.

Submitted by: Michael Watt
Glasgow, Scotland
03/08/06
Email: miki.watt@ntlworld.com

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Born in Crown street 1972, moved to Oatlands, 1976. I went to st bonaventures then bosco, I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Submitted by: Michael Watt Glasgow, Scotland 03/08/06 Email: miki.watt@ntlworld.com My Mother's, Mother and her family emigrated to the USA in the early 1900's. They were all O'Neill's who came from the Polmadie Road, Glasgow. My Grannie died before I was born and my mother lost contact with the family in the early 70s. If anyone knows of any O'Neill's still in the area, please contact me.

Submitted by: Seamus Cummins
Philadelphia, USA
02/08/06
Email: seamuscummins@rcn.com

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Trying to find information on Joan Jack who lived in the Gorbals in Glasgow circa 1942. Unfortunately I have no information on her family, work, address. Would appreciate any info.

Submitted by: M Wallis
Morayshire, Scotland
01/08/06

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John Paul Eadie - I knew the eadie family from hospital St. I lived across the street from them, Andrew used to palabout with us they used to live one floor up. The Cunninghams lived above them I cant remember there number but i lived at 113 hospital st. I tried to email you but it kept coming back, so I will give you my email address, hope to hear from you good luck.

Submitted by: Tam Birrell
North Vancouver, Canada
01/08/06
Email: tpbirrell@hotmail.com

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I was born in 1956 in Florence St. opposite the Tavern. My memories of the Gorbals are attending St. Luke's, eating pies from Willie Marks, changing comics at Dirty Maggies, Saturday morning queues at the Shan shop, matinees at the George, the Rainbow cafe and greasy Peter's. Later memories then took me to Holyrood, St Francis' boys guild, Balbriggan, The Citizen's theatre and the Lantern Inn, Cumberland St. I left Glasgow in 1977 although I still visit as often as I can. My parents, Matt and Ella Kirwan passed away a few years ago and I would like to hear from anyone who knew them. Any pictures of Waddell St/Old Rutherglen Rd would be appreciated. To John Coyne, I haven't seen you since my dad's funeral, but I remember being in your house the day Brian signed for Celtic (and got his first autograph). I met Tricia about 7 years ago at a christening at the Mearns. Regards to all the family

Submitted by: Steve Kirwan
Luton, England
01/08/06
Email: stephenkirwan@hotmail.com

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To James McLaughlin, are you the McLaughlin's who lived on Lawmoor Street (#347?). I lived at #345, I remember a Bobby and a Jim McLaughlin. I also remember the Hunt family who lived in the same close as them.

Submitted by: Andrea
Canada
01/08/06

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Surnames Long, Ward, Kennedy, Coleman, Mullens, Withers, Wylie, Hughes, Goldsby, (sp?) Goolby, Smith, Cook, From TN KY MS VI Southern folk.

Submitted by: Jayne Kennedy-Ellis
Brooklyn NY, USA
01/08/06
Email: edcjke@yahoo.com

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Many thanks to Ann in Canada for the info on Glescapals. I checked this out the other day and found great info on Castlemilk, where just like Marie in West Palm Beach, I moved from the south side. There is another useful site the Glasgow Story, where you can read stories written by Glasgow people in drop down Our Glasgow. Sadly now defunct but still readable. All the best to you expats.

Submitted by: Norrie Ross
Bellshill, Glasgow
01/08/06
Email: helnor@hotmail.co.uk

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Expect a lot of you will remember Johny Wilsons jive club cathcart road. The teacher was wee Betty Allan, husband Alec - I think and wee barney the doorman. Names that come to mind were Jacky Trotter, Willie Maley and most of the lads from the gorbals happy days!

Submitted by: Jack Basingstoke,
Hants
01/08/06

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Does anyone remember the Mastersons or Pedens from the Gorbals?

Submitted by: Angie Best
Glasgow, Scotland
01/08/06
Email: angelina.best1@btinternet.com

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F.A.O Brian Reily, re. Warwick street, the story goes, that Peggy Kilna, who lived across the street at No33 got up a petition to have it changed, because it had a bad name in the gorbals, said to be full of crooks etc (in fact it was no worse than any other street there). Anyway, she took the petition to the corporation and got it changed. How do I know this. I was a 12 year old boy at the time (1947) and remember telling my teacher (Mr Alexander) at ST.Johns school in clelland street to change my address. btw, we, the Dougan family lived above the mitchels at 40 Warwick street.

Submitted by: Owen Dougan
Glasgow, Scotland
01/08/06
Email: g132yn@bushinternet.com

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I am researching my wife's family. Her ancestors lived on Wallace St. in 1841. Could anyone answer any of these questions for me? 1. At what church would a Roman Catholic attend in the 1840's in Gorbals? 2. In what cemetery would a Roman Catholic be buried in during the 1840's? I am leaving the states to bring some students to the Fringe and I would love to take some photos of the areas that her ancestors lived in. Any help is most welcome. A Martone p.s the family was that of Henry O'Neill.

Submitted by: Arthur Martone
Erie Pennsylvania, USA
01/08/06
Email: arthurmartone@hotmail.com

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