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I was the first baby born in Commercial Court flats in Gorbals. My mum and dad were the first tennants. Submitted by: Janette McCafferty
Glasgow, Scotland
31/01/12
Email: janettemcqueen@hotmail.co.uk

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F.A.O. Arthur Green - I had a pal that lived in Waterside Street called Jamie Green. Any relation Arthur? Pat.

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
31/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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Hi Amelia and Rita. Happy New Year to you both. Hope you had a good year. Great anecdote from Doris McIntyre this month - these are the kind that keep you looking on the site and enjoying them.
Submitted by: Christina Philbin
London, England
29/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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I know this is a long shot, but I am looking for anyone who knew or is related to John and Helen Murphy (nee Fitzpatrick) who lived at 65 Thistle Street in 1891. John was born in 1841 in Ireland and Helen in Liverpool in 1846. They had 3 children - Alice, Mary Ellen and Henry. Alice died in 1951 and Mary Ellen emigrated to Canada. I would be delighted if anyone with any kind of connections to them would contact me through this site.

Submitted by: Doreen Moule
Isle of Man, England
29/01/12
Email: dmoule@manx.net

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Quoted: "In hospital st. near the clyde. were I grow up,we lived a family in one room.There was 3 rooms & kitchen a family in each one and granny old maw paw, who slept on the big chair next to the range,and she killed a few rat with her walking stick at night,and she hit my uncles,when they came in drunk, hitting her daughters,the electric and gas was cut off most of the time. so lot of your food was cook in your fire or the range in the kitchen.We had a lot of lum fires,there was only one cold water tap,broken gas mantle, between the two front doors in the landing stairs,the toilet had no lock no glass in the window,and any type of paper to wipe our arse,and it was scary at night time.It was great sitting with the night watchman,who look after the holes in the road, telling us ghost storeys.I went to gorbals and barlornock,and petershill schools, I got the strap and hit very hard because I could not read or spell or did,nt have the right shoes,which always had holes in,which my mum put waxcloth in.A cross the road in hospital st. There was a sawmills were we got wood for the fire and a bakers, two closes away from us. as a wain I went round delivering coal brickettes and cobbles in a cart, for a man in kinningpark.I put nails under the trams wheels to make little swords"
Submitted by: Robin Hayes
Manchester, England
28/01/12
Email: bombpipe@hotmail.co.uk

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My dad recently away today. He was born in the Gorbals in 1950 and we are trying to find out what Primary School he went to. His name was James Pringle. Would be grateful for a quick response as we would like it for his eullage. Regards Andrew Pringle. Submitted by: Andrew Pringle
Ipswich, England
28/01/12
Email: andy.pringle@live.co.uk

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Has anybody got any class photograph from 1968/69 in St. John primary school in the Gorbals? The people who were in my class was Berdette Black, Frances Wash, Marie Malseed, Kathy Ferry, Gabrelle Lavelle, Danny Lee, Alan Burns, our teacher was Miss Cotton. Can you email them to me?

Also, can Rose Doyle please email me? I have deleted her email by mistake. Rose is from the Gorbals. She lives in Donegal, Eire now. Thank you, Cathy Barton. Submitted by: Cathy Barton
Glasgow, Scotland
28/01/12
Email: Ardmory147@gmail.com

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Quoted: "To the person calling themselves Ten Quid - my name is Tommy Wilson, I worked in the scheme in Castlemilk pouring the concrete for the nophine gang, the brickies would lay their foundations then the crane would put the steel shutters up and it was our job to make the pour in between the shutters, we done in those days a house per day, we were employed by SSHA scottish special, I recall the stories you mention but as I dont know your name I cant put pen to paper,I remember Joey Patterson, Dougie Razors, Chalkie White, a mixed race youngster who was always up to mischief, a ginger haired boy who was as daft as a brush, either Jimmy or Jamie was his name, Callaghan brothers also from the soo side anyway I seen most of these guys for donks, didnt hear about anyone going to Australia, I was friends with Fitzy, Douglas the axe man from Cumberland st, Joe Docherty, Padgy Gallacher all the old skirvy lot, from bar-l, anywies I was called Tam in those days" Submitted by: Tommy Wilson
Port Glasgow, Scotland
28/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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Quoted: "Jack Richman your so correct to say about the dampness in the laveies our laveies had an inch or two of water lying on it no matter the weather the first house I built in Australia had no laveies I remember when we were inspecting the house near completion 1964 looking at the Aqua blue bath sink and shower I asked the builder where's the toilet I looked in the back garden there was a little shed with a tin can with a toilet seat known as a dunny now Mr builder get me a proper toilet I am not going back to the Gorbals yes Jack he built me a septic systom cost me £1000 extra Thistle St toilets was a very bad memory ingrained in my mind gives me the sh**s just thinking about it Tenquid"

Submitted by: Tenquid
Australia
27/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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F.A.O. Amelia - Hi there, good to see you back. I loved knitting when I was younger. Now I have arthritis in my fingers and knitting is just a dream. Good for you!! What are you knitting? Maybe you could get a job at Twomax? I vaguely remember it. Is the building still there? I remember an ice-cream shop on Rutherglen Road opposite the Richmond Park can you remember who owned it? I got an ice-cream there called a McCallum I think? Would that be right? I also remember an Italian gentleman on his bicycle selling ice-cream, his name was Tamborini. Does anyone else remember him? Keep on knitting - just watch the sparks doesn't set the wool on fire :-)
Submitted by: Phyl
Perth, Scotland
27/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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Glad you enjoyed my recent anecdotes Billy Malcolm. You contribute good anecdotes yourself. Submitted by: Wee Eck
Cumbernauld, Scotland
27/01/12
Email: Weck@live.com

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Can anybody out there remember the names of the 2 guys who ran the St. Lukes boys Guild ? The club was down the lane next to the School in Ballater Street.

Submitted by: Andy Carberry
Glasgow, Scotland
27/01/12
Email: gorbals52@gmail.com

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Hi Webmaster - can I ask why some of the messages on the site have QUOTED and quotation marks on them? Does it imply that the messages are not from them and you're only quoting what the message says? Just wondering as I love to read all the memories they have of the old Gorbals and hope someone isn't mucking about for a bit of fun.

Cathie - If an anecdote requires a lot of amendments (spelling, grammar, punctuation etc.), I will put it in quotation marks to show it was exactly as I received it. This is done simply because correcting all these would be too time consuming. Hope this explains it. Webmaster.



Submitted by: Cathie
Blackpool, England
27/01/12
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I have written something similiar to this previously and Norrie was very kind to reply but it did not quite fill the void. I was born in 17 Thistle Street in 1947. I have some memories from about the age of 4. I was wondering if Norrie could work his magic - I am trying to find the names of neighbours in that block around then. I also believe my grandmother Elliott lived very close by maybe next close. I appreciate your expert help. Thankyou - Dennis Mochan. Submitted by: Dennis Mochan
Kent, England
27/01/12
Email: dennis_mochan@sky.com

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My Dad David Heron Pettigrew was born in the Gorbals in 1920 and I wonder if anyone remembers him or the family? He died aged 91 on the 8 August 2011 and I miss him and would love to talk to anyone who knew him.

Submitted by: Christine Renouf
Dornoch, Scotland
27/01/12
Email: crystaul-enterprises@hotmail.com

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Quoted: "aye that would be me Doris Austin 2 Snowdon st 1uo on the right side o the close ....Och the Greens and the Giblins , we all used to tap each others families , go see if Cathy or Mrs Giblin cin len me a shilling ti Friday naw dont have it , but hod oan ti ah see were ah cin get it fur yir maw ...That was how it was if u didnt have it some one else always managed ti pawn sumthing just ti help , that was the kind of neebours we had , all in the same boat...So how is dear old Glasgow have not been back since 1980, long time ,I cried when the tore some of the old red stone building down in the town....Oh aye and if any one gives me any lip , I will put my cousin the Mayor of Glasgow on to you lol. have a great life every one dam."

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
California, USA
27/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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F.A.O. G. Sorley - Could you please refrain from mentioning the Cumbie and any of their cohorts! These gentlemen as you so put it, were nothing more than bullying thugs who wrecked many a family's life! So please step down from your high-horse. Feel free to email me.
Submitted by: C.K.
Glasgow, Scotland
27/01/12
Email: CathKin@google.co.uk

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F.A.O. Jim McLean - I attended Bonnies and left the year we were all moved to make way for the demolition. I imagine you would have mostly attended Strathbungo as that's where the boys went. Us females went to Craigie Street. I remember Mr. Berry who was the head and Mr. Scanlon (was it him who was nicknamed SCUD?) or was it Mr. Lee - can't quite remember. I have hunted high and low to see if there was any photos of the school in Alice Street but no luck. The only male teacher we had whilst at the old school was Mr Vaughan for French. It was the only time we ventured into the boys side of the school unless we went to the showers after gym. Submitted by: Josephine Stuksis
Glasgow, Scotland
27/01/12
Email: josephine.stuksis@btopenworld.com

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Are you Doris McIntyre as art Austin who lived in Turnlaw Street? I am Arthur Greene - my family was Greens and the Giblins.
Submitted by: Arthur Greene
Cramlington, England
27/01/12
Email: arthurceltic@hotmail.com
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Great to see a lot of new names here - getting busy days here again. Noticed that three seperate dialogues all started "Quoted" - I must admit I think all three are from the same person as the wording is identical in places. Come on, let's pack it in. I don't see the point. Somebody mentioned Joe McBride on here. What a football player he was, one of my all time favourites.
Submitted by: Iain Cleary
Glasgow, Scotland
26/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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Quoted: "F.A.O. Norrie Ross Hi Norrie was looking at the old postings and noticed you mentioned Old Rutherglen Road there was a shoe shop there called the sample shoe shop sold shoes like Carmen Miranda wore or maybe thats long before your time. I think it was on the corner of Thistle but maybe it was Hospital St. the old memory aint what it used to be, Amelia" Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
26/01/12
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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Quoted: "I am wondering if any one out there would know of anything about my cousin Bertha Thompson.....She was married to a Irish man his name was Tommy Murphy big fellah with red hair ....She had two wee girls one was called Tomasina the other one cannot remember her name , it was in the late fifties just before I went to America , that was the last time I ever saw her.....No one so far seems not to know anything of what happened to her , so if any one has any thing please let me know ...Hey ten quid u bin missed welcom back , always said u cannie beat a throughbred doon ...best of everything to every one bd dam" Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
California, USA
26/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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Hi, can anyone help me get in touch with a couple of old mates that I played footie with - Commercial United. Tommy Tash mcBride and Billy, their dad ran the team. Jim Wilson or as known as Wulsie. Would love to get in touch as I have some old photos of the team. Thanks. Submitted by: Jimmy Wilson
Rotherham, England
26/01/12
Email: wulsie1@blueyonder.co.uk
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I wrote in recently saying how happy I thought the forum was going, after all the bickering caused by certain people last year. Sadly it seems to be returning with the same people. Some people thing they know it all and have the right to say anything they want, mostly garbage. Well let's hope they are ignored and we get our forum running happy again. After all, we all worked hard as young men and woman in the Gorbals. Our time is now to put our feet up and enjoy our friendship. To clarify one thing - the person who runs this forum is doing a dam good job. Anyway, I am off to Sri Lanka next week, getting to cauld here.Submitted by: Tam Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
26/01/12
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I am looking for any relatives of Ettie & Morris Tait - I think they had a son Gerald. Ettie had a sister called Sadie who was a close friend of my mother. This is a long shot but it was around 1937 to 1949 when we left for South Africa. My sister Evelyn Dorfman and myself Betty (Brenda) Dorfman are looking for people who knew us in those days.
Submitted by: Betty/Brenda Madeisky/Dorfman
Cape Town, South Africa
26/01/12
Email: brenda@mervismail.com
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Just reading a post and to be honest, I am thankful I have a good old Gorbals sense of humour, for anyone who ever lived in the Gorbals during the late sixties, seventies, would know my mate Big Addy, John Addison a gentleman although a fore leader of the Cumbie, was a true gent, so the numskull who thinks John is the webmaster, sorry pal your barking up the wrong tree. I like reading all the posts in here - very enjoyable and I imagine it's a difficult job for the webmaster, so how about being kind and thankful for him, because without him there would be no website, and we all enjoy it too much for that to happen thank you.
Submitted by: G. Sorely
Glasgow, Scotland
25/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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Quoted: "F.A.O. Phyl - I'm still here Phyl, just been reading the postings. Glad to see some young blood on it. The Gorbal houses have changed for the better but it is like a ghost town you never see a soul walking about the place they must be on their computers or x boxes HA!HA!. There are hardly any shops down there remember how long it took you to walk along Cumberland St it was like a days outing for people and you met everyone. The Twomax building is the only landmark left and the old church at the corner of Caley Rd. and Hospital st.oh and I forgot the wee weighing builing on Hospital St. is still there used to be facing the penny vantas shop. You mentioned Bennets the dairy it was on the uneven side of Moffat St. on your lefthand side when you came through the pen from Sandyfauld St.facing Oregon St many a message I got in "tick" there. The Bennet family came from Carmyle as they stayed next to my sister-in-law.I'm doing a lot of craft work and have started knitting again thats why I haven;t been on so I am not ready for the boneyard yet got a few more years of damage to do yet HA!HA!. Amelia" Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
25/01/12
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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F.A.O. Billy Malcolm - I don't know your mother. I thought with the name Malcolm which was quite unusual in the Gorbals and was the married name of my mother's pal in the 40's, her own name was Leicester and I'm sure it was Naburn Street or Lawmoor Street she lived in. The only person I knew in Abbotsford Place was Dorothy Kessler who was my cousin. By the way Tenquid is 72 years old - the same age as my brother who also is in Australia and they were in the same class in Camden Street and played football together. Cheers Nan Cameron. Submitted by: Nan Cameron
Glasgow, Scotland
25/01/12
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk
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Quoted: "Webmaster, my email address is on a story printed on 15/1/2012. I did not send this. Could you please rectify? Many thanks, Stevie Duff.

Apologies Stephen and thanks for you email. As discussed, provisions will be put in place in the near future to prevent this happening again. Cheers, Webmaster.

Submitted by: Stephen Duff
Glasgow, Scotland
25/01/12
Email: stevieduff1543@hotmail.com
-------------------------------------------------------Hi, Im looking for any info. on my great grand parents Daniel McMillan & Agnes Martin. They lived at no 75 Rosebery Street in the Gorbals in 1915 onwards. Also looking for any info. on their daughter - my grandmother Isabella Preston McMillan who lived at 52 Rosebery Street in 1935. Any info. would be greatly apprecitated - stories too :) thanks x
Submitted by: Theresa Williams
Inverness, Scotland
25/01/12
Email: theresaw@btinternet.com
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I am looking for any of my dad's family. He was John Murray and his sister Nellie Keenan moved to Los Angeles in the 60's. I know I have a cousin named David Murray and Elyse Murray.
Submitted by: Louise Clarke nee Murray
Vancouver, Canada
25/01/12
Email: Clarkelouise@shaw.ca
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Quoted: "Joe McConville 1955 I worked as a Nipper with the builders at the beginning of Castlemilk housing scheme my pal Tam Wilson looked after a bunch of brickies in one shed and I in another we love to come home on a Saturday lunchtimes jumping off the back of the trucks and walking down Cumberland Street bonnets lying on the back of our heads hands in pockets dragging our Tackety boots straightening up my shoulders would make me an inch taller than Tam in a couple years I would move to Castlemilk I've found that the houses there were just as damp and cold if not more so than the Gorbals why did they demolish the Gorbals? At least we had plenty of friends in the Gorbals you better believe it Tenquid"
Submitted by: Tenquid
Australia
25/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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James Fletcher, disappointed the salvos no longer assist people to contact relatives. I emigrated toAaustralia in 1964 and contacted my father in the late 1980s through them. I grew up at the top end of Thistle Street and moved to Castlemilk around 1955. The Bonar you mentioned is no relation but I believe we may have met possibly through school. Regards John. Submitted by: John Bonar
Melbourne, Australia
25/01/12
Email: jbonar@y7mail.com
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Thank you to the good folks who agreed with my "Gorbals"! I wouldn't have posted, but got so tired wading through the fairytale drivel written by some of the people on this board, I had to offer an alternate version. One more thing, unlike most of the posters, I lived in the heart of the Gorbals and like most of it's inhabitants I did NOT speak in Glasgow slang. My teachers at Tradeston Street School and then Holyrood would not have allowed it. What I wrote was merely the tip of the iceberg re. the Old Gorbals. I wish everyone well in 2012 but refuse to look back with rose coloured glasses. To the person who queried re. my negativity, as I wrote in my original post, this forum is Gorbals Anecdotes, not Gorbals Disneyland. Submitted by: Maura
New York, USA
25/01/12
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Hi, great site. Does anyone remember the red shop on Cumberland Street called Getlins? ie. who owned and worked in the shop.Submitted by: Shirley
Glasgow, Scotland
24/01/12
Email: noddysden@aol.com
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Quoted: "F.A.O THE WEBMASTER,HI THERE HAS BEEN,A MESSAGE POSTED ON THE SITE...F.A.O JOHN BONAR..PLEASE BE AWARE,THAT I NEVER POSTED THAT MESSAGE,IT DOES HAVE MY NAME,N,E-MAIL OAN IT,BUT ..IT WISNAE ME!!!!!...HONEST,tae the person who did write the post,why dontya...contact me direct..i am very flexible...at going tae meetings,i am the original,MARTINI MAN,ANYTIME,ANYPLACE,ANYWHERE...LOL..to mr bonar may i offer my apologies,if there was any malicious stuff written,...as i said...it wisnae me."

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
24/01/12
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com
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F.A.O. anonymous dated 13/01/12 - Yeah my grandad did stay in the heights and from what I've heard, did enjoy a tipple! Joe's my uncle. I'm Rita's daughter. I don't really see much of my uncle Joe.

Submitted by: Tracey
Glasgow, Scotland
24/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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F.A.O. Webmaster - what a great job you're doing. The site is going along great, just like it was over a year ago. Wee Eck, Henry Young and Maura - I was so pleased to read your posts - excellent reading. I thoroughly enjoyed the contents, Well done. Nan Cameron, I stand corrected. Yes, it was not TQ who wrote that. Welcome back TQ, you still have that old Gorbals true grit, bless you mate but I hear you have been ill so take it easy. Aw tha best. Billy.

Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
24/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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Yes, the Pig Whistle is still there. I lived in Waterside Street from 1960 to 1976.

Submitted by: Arthur Greene
Cramlington, England
23/01/12
Email: arthurceltic@hotmail.com
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Intrigued to read several anecdotes regarding the long gone St. Bonaventures secondary school at Alice Street, Oatlands. I also attended 'Bonnies' in the very early 70's. Anyone remember teachers such as : Hastie, Lee, Sullivan, Berry, Gibb, & Scanlon? Also remember swimming classes in the Gorbals Street baths.
Submitted by: Jim McLean
Carfin, Scotland
23/01/12
Email: TartanMac@hotmail.com
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My father Robert Cross & his brother Alex Cross delivered many babies in the Gorbals Glasgow in the 1930's. I have many anecdotes from that time. Both also played football for Scotland - my dad was the captain.
Submitted by: Pam Wells nee Cross
Aylesbury, England
23/01/12
Email: pamw1912@hotmail.co.uk
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For "Wee Eck" - Probably the reasons that most people who left Glasgow for pastures greener was to benefit not only themselves but their children with better job prospects at their chosen trades which have all but disappeared in Glasgow. We do miss "the auld country", more especially our old friends and family and we like to visit - so what?? You probably hardly crossed the Clyde in your travels, so what do you know?? Next time "Wee Eck" please think about what we sacrificed when we left before you write silly comments on this site, have a good day!!!

Submitted by: Irvine
Paris, Ontario
23/01/12
Email:irv73@rogers.com
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Anyone know the welfare of Alby Marshall formerly of Crown Street at Gushetfaulds?

Submitted by: Sammy McF
London, England
23/01/12
Email: Sam@google.com
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Hi there. Are there any folks on who remember an Archibald and Catherine Balfour from the Gorbals in the late 40's early 50's or their daughter Catherine Balfour or maybe even Catherine Anderson? Catherine is my half sister born in 1943 and I would love to get in touch.

Submitted by: Scott
Glasgow, Scotland
23/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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Quoted: "F.A.O. Webmsater - are the Gorbals folk really getting soft? Emails I get from folk want to hear from others on this site. No one winds up others at all stories YES TALL TALES I believe some are but the majority TrueFiction to an extent some folks may get offended by the truth SOFTIES never been anywhere stay home type afraid of the world should mix more I know my 26yrs in the GORBALS were hard so i thank the GORBALS for my tough upbringing making life much easier to handle in the real world hope not to offend anyone BUT THAT'S LIFE! TENQUID"

Submitted by: Tenquid
Australia
23/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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Quoted: "Wee Eck - you kin still miss the GORBALS n never want go back it's like childhood miss it but we can't go there again WELL untill u r much older n wiser n realy DON'T WANT IT BACK happy kids yes SO R KIDS IN SOWATO"
Submitted by: Betty
London, England
22/01/12
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I am looking for information on Michael McSorley who stayed in Old Rutherglen Road back in the 1970s 80s. Any info please get in touch.
Submitted by: Gerardine Hayes
Glasgow, Scotland
22/01/12
Email: gerardinehayes@live.co.uk
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Tracey, how is your uncle joe Trainor? I was a neighbour of your granda Benny in Caley Road flats.
Submitted by: David
Glasgow, Scotland
22/01/12
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F.A.O. Anne of Eaglesham. I think you're slightly off the radar when you state that older contributors are living in fairyland. Any ex-Gorbals residents who are 60+ will have memories from a bygone era, be-it good or bad. The younger generation would not know or understand what life was like in the Gorbals area. My mother is aged 91 and still alive, and her memories of the old Gorbals is very much clear despite bringing up 5 kids in a tiny 1-bedroomed house in Ballater Street. By all means, encourage younger people to share their stories of the Gorbals, but would it mean anything to the folk who lived through the 20's,30's,40's,50's, and 60's amid tough economic times and slum clearances? Don't think so!!!
Submitted by: Pat Coyle
Glasgow, Scotland
21/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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I read that somebody that came from the Gorbals in the early 50s said it was great. They must be mad!! My recollection of the Gorbals (Cumberland Street) no heating inside and damp laveies outside. We moved to Caslemilk later on - breath of fresh air. Open spaces for kids growing up.
Submitted by: Jack Richman
London, England
21/01/12
Email: Not Supplied
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To Sammy of Falkirk - Joe McBride's pub was called the Wee Mill. My mum's fried used to work in there. What do you want to know and I will try and find out for you? There is a website called Old Glasgow Pubs - you might find what you ar looking for on there. There is a lot of Gorbals pubs on it - thought it might be of use to you.Submitted by: JJ
Isle of Wight, England
21/01/12
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Hi Nan Cameron, Thanks for info, send my regards to him, hope he is ok. If you look at the post 16. 11. 12. He says he is sixty, thats not right plus those guys are from Glasgow not Australia, trust me ask him about it unless he is winding someone up. Did you know my mum came from Abbotsford place. Fair hair shortish, wore glasses.
Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
20/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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Looking for Josephine Lawless. Her dad William was my uncle - he died is car accident in the 1960s - is intered in Redding cemetery. Mother from Co. Limerick.
Submitted by: Finbar Lawless
Ballintemple, Ireland
20/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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F.A.O. Old Oatlander & M. Borland - there was a diary at the corner of Moffat Street and Oregan Street owned by a family named Bennet. That would have been in the 50's. Where has Amelia gone? I miss her input. Submitted by: Phyl
Perth, Scotland
20/01/12
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Desperately seeking info. on the close which housed a pawn shop in Coburg Street? Submitted by: Billy Butler
Glasgow, Scotland
20/01/12
Email: Billyboy@live.com

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Quoted: "kate re inverkip st did you know that alan pinkerton was born in inverkip st he emigrated to canada then went to the usa.he opened a detective agency there motto was the eye that never sleeps his agency was used to break up union strikes in andrew carnegie steel mills in pittsburg.mr carnegie retired to his castle in scotland till the strike was over."Submitted by: Robert McCurley
St. Peter Port, Guernsey
20/01/12
Email: weejimmy81@hotmail.com

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I really enjoy reading the Anecdotes, whether they be nostalgic or negative. I'm retired, but my favourite memory was travelling down Crown Street on the 37 bus to and from work when I lived in Castlemilk. I would see my family's old home and once favourite landmarks when I was a kid growing up in Old Rutherglen Road. Slowly as the years went by, Crown Street and it's surrounds disappeared block by block, brick by brick. Ah well, back to reading the anecdotes. Submitted by: Joe McConville
Millport, Scotland
19/01/12
Email: JoeVille@hotmail.com

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Does anyone have a class photo from St. John's, Tradeston Street, taken in 1970?

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Donegal, Ireland
19/01/12
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com

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As an ex-pupil of Adelphi (Secondary) School, can anyone tell me when it finally closed it's doors?

Submitted by: Gayle
Melbourne, Australia
19/01/12
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Quoted: "Football in the Glasgow Green with Toe Reid .He lived in Waddell Street.Where is he now?????? Bruce, When we lived in Ballater St I played football with Billy Johnston, Beef Cusack and a wee lad from Waddel St. called TOE RIED. I wrote the following bit of nonsence about him the other day. WEE TOE REID Skill and speed had wee TOE REED with ball at feet or ball at heid OR keepie-uppie against the wa' Wee TOE REID was the best of aw' A tanner ba'king with feet of gold when wee TOE REID was ten years old. I see him now, what style and grace As down the street with the ba'he'd race Straight for the goal as on he flew With the bra' at his feet, stuck like glue He'd jink and dribble, a special breed He was my best pal, was wee TOE REID We played in the street, and GLasgow Green Hail, rain or shine, we boys were keen Stone, paper, scissors, and we'd go And my first choice was always TOE JAckets for goals and a tanner ba' With wee TOE REID, my team was braw Ah', Wee TOE REID, WEE TOW REID Are you still alive or are you deid Have the miles and the years taken their toll Like me I expect, lifes a quiet stroll But way back then, yes sin indeed You were the best, wee TOE REID"

Submitted by: Brendan Kiernan
Queensland, Australia
19/01/12
Email: brucedublin@ optusnet.com.au

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F.A.O. Myraf - yes there was a cinema on the corner of Ballater Street and Inverkip Street. It was the Greens. Bye for now, Norrie.

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
19/01/12
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Quoted: "The daily record newspaper had a football team in the 50s and 60s most of the players come from the Gorbals at one time remember the manager he was a dwarf and played the Alhambra Theatre two boys who run the team where employees of the daily record they played in the Partick Thistle strip given to them by the jags three of the boys came from thistles Street shuggy Cameron Jimmy Boyle and has brother Johnny all three in Australia now Dennis McDonald from Florence Street now living in Calder Street Govanhill I believe James diamonds and I believe never completed a full game always been sent off he came from kidson Street I believe he was better known as Diezy they were really very good team training was done at Camden Street School can anyone fill in the name is who played in that team they played in the late 50s and early 60s thanks Tenquid"
Submitted by: Tenquid
Australia
19/01/12
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I vaguely remember accompanying my late father to the unempoyment offices in Crown Street early 1960's. Would I be correct in thinking these offices were converted from the disused Hutchie Grammar School, and several years later, were demolished to make way for the controversial Hutchie E housing blocks?

Submitted by: Andy
Glasgow, Scotland
18/01/12
Email: AndyMac@google.co.uk

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It's good to see the forum updated on a regular basis, and as a young Gorbals resident (born + bred), so refreshing to read modern-day anecdotes from new people. I was only born in 1987 so don't remember anything about the old Gorbals. (sorry). Submitted by: Arlene McConnachie
Glasgow, Scotland
18/01/12
Email: Arlene24@btinternet.com

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Hi there, I'm trying to find my cousins Marilyn and Daniel McDonald. I am Isabel eEasdon and grew up in Caledonia Road opposite the cemetary in the Gorbals, moved to Govanhill in 1963ish. Marilyn and Daniel lived in Jamieson Street in Govanhill. Hope they see this. Great site, I love it. Submitted by: Isabel Robertson
Ayrshire, Scotland
18/01/12
Email: robertson.alan@yahoo.co.uk

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Yes, the Pig Whistle is still there. I lived in Waterside Street from 1960 to 1976.
Submitted by: Arthur Greene
Cramlington, England
18/01/12
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Re. message from Cathy Barton - I used to live in no. 7 Peebles Street. Just wondered if you did? I would not mind seeing old photos. It was a small street, very well kept - it's a pity they demolished it all, as it only needed refurbishing. I could never understand that. Submitted by: J. McLean
Hull, England
17/01/12
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F.A.O. Sammy of Falkirk - I don't think "Big Yogi" has had that shop for a long time and the next time I am passing by bus I'll look and see if it is still standing as they have demolished the Oatlands and rebuilt it. My brother said that he heard he had bought Billy McNeils old pub off Victoria Road. Not a 1005 sure but will find out for you next time I see my brother. Amelia.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
17/01/12
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Re. Broxi Bear's reply about Rosebery Park (Oatlands). Sorry Broxi, but my elderly uncle says Pollock Juniors temporarily used the nearby Shawfield Stadium (Clyde FC), and not Rosebery Park as claimed. I think Rosebery Park was burnt to the ground about 1997 and demolished as it had chemicals under the pitch!! Hard to believe Oatlands once housed it's own local football team and football ground and I'm not talking about Clyde FC here!

Submitted by: Kenny Donnelly
Glasgow, Scotland
17/01/12
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As an ex-Gorbals resident from 1963 to 1984, I experienced many good & bad times, but is any modern day public forum really the place to remind people of negative and violent subjects?
Submitted by: W.King
Glasgow, Scotland
17/01/12
Email: 3kings@live.com

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I was born in the Gorbals in 1956 and brought up in 230 Florence Street. I moved to 32 Queen Elizabeth Square in 1965 and first went to Camden Street School then to Adelphi Secondary. Left in 1971 for my first job. Submitted by: Andrew Sykes
Glasgow, Scotland
17/01/12
Email: andrewsykes16@yahoo.co.uk

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Willie Henry - Did you attend Hollyrood? I had a guy with a name in my year called Wee Willie Henry, a good gorie player and pocket billiards. You might remember me - I got my nickname Teddybear because of the badges on my jacket. Yeah also because of my size. Mr Duffy our P.E. teacher started that. Good to hear from you mate.

Submitted by: The Bear
Glasgow, Scotland
16/01/12
Email: tbear@google.co.uk

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Has anyone any class photograph of St. Johns primary school in the Gorbals 1970/71? If so, can you email them to me? Thank you, Catherine Barton.

Submitted by: Catherine Barton
California, USA
16/01/12
Email: 147@gmail.com

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Quoted: "Well made it through another interesting year wi awe its ups n doons , as ma maw used to say havent died a winter yet......For all you nice folks about us (old timers ) ah hiv only celebrated ma 59th birthday for the last 22 years so am still a young wee woman....For our happy memories aye but we did not know anything else as we had not lived long enough to know and it was what we were used to.....Who cares to know about being hungry cauld sitting up closes telling scary stories , nea tv.. and lucky if there was a wee wireless in sum hooses., we didnt waste time sitting aroon pissing n moaning we made the best of what we had and thought we were happy, we were .....Aye it wisnae awe wine n roses , but look how we survived, Some of us left , wanted to see the world , and beleive me it wisnae always eachy peachy , ah thought ah wiz coming over to the land of honey , aye it was there but it didnt come for nothing...So we made good most of us helped oor faimly back in Scotland as it was expected , that is what some of us did .....Oh and for to mention the wild young cumby it is part of Glasgow and there is always young folk who want to be in a gang , we all got some kind of suffering ,so if we cannie talk aboot the truth as it isnae going away so be it.....Now getting to TQ a lot of u punters cannie seem to accept his stories which were true ,cause u didnae live them only heard or read aboot some of his stuff,what pisses me more than onything is that Roy Ankara and his pals are still living in Glasgow ah hope this isnae true , they caused a lot of hearbreak for a lot of families , but its accepted ??????? no ah never get home sick used to many moons ago , bin back n forth but prefer it here in CA the weather is the best, so every one lets enjoy oor page and no matter what life is grand especialy when ur only 59 (again) best to every one and lets enjoy another year , keep dancing and singing big D"

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
California, USA
16/01/12
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I am off to a wee place called Nunraw just outside Edinburgh. It's a free trip organised by the local authority. Very nice of them to give Georgy a free holiday. Looks like I will be visiting a monastry as well. I always wanted to see how the monks lived. As much as I love Glasgow, it's good to get a wee break away. Some lady on here said I should go to America - well darling send me a ticket and I will come and cheer you up with a nice hug and kiss. God Bless you all. Submitted by: Georgy Porgie
Glasgow, Scotland
16/01/12
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Quoted: "Old two-year-old I understand you feeling of the Gorbals but could you imagine it today every pub would be a drug den and we wouldn't know any difference because that was the culture we were brought up in not that that had to happen but it did I got married at 18 and have been with my wife 57 years we travelled Glasgow as well as the world I see beatings you talked about.believe me the same thing happens all over the world the Gorbals was a slum next to the worst I refuse to believe that they could get rid of the rats and build new housing without some of them hanging on to the sinking ship we had fun as kids and this is very important but as teenagers would become violent and in a very few cases the pub became more important to some men than the family my name is Jimmy Tenquid Boyle and I know this will not be printed as the Webmaster sees fit to delete any posts I send to anecdotes but no matter if you have an e-mail address I will send on to you but if you wish you can join me on Facebook BELEIVE IT OR NO A HIVN ROE OAN HERE FER DONKIES Tenquid"

"Johnny Knotts I believe Gerry Coll was a name use in the story of crap and believe the Webmaster has a lot to explain this is the year of the revolution and the writers and readers of the Gorbals anecdotes have a right to know his reasons for letting himself or doing it himself whatever the case may be allowing himself to be conned if he is Mr Addison why not just admit it patronising begins to lower your own intelligence and destroys the steam of the writers let them have the balls to write the truth about the Gorbals and have nothing but the truth is better than having some of the nonsense I have been reading lately believe it or not Tenquid"

Submitted by: Tenquid
Australia
15/01/12
Email: Not Supplied-------------------------------------------------------Does anyone remember an electrical repair-shop/electrician called Maxwell somewhere near Gorbals Cross 1940's or 50's?
Submitted by: PM
Glasgow, Scotland
15/01/12
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Message for Johnny Knotts - it was me who put the post on regarding the 60th birthday party, Gerry Coll, not Ten quid. I don't know who "Ten Quid" is or if he is a Moderator.

Not sure how this has happened. Perhaps a mistake on my behalf so apologies if this is the case. WEBMASTER.

Submitted by: Gerry Coll
Motherwell, Scotland
15/01/12
Email: gerryc1@msn.com

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Quoted: "it still makes me wonder how my ma could raise 9 kids in a single end in matheieson st and wee thought greasy peters was great and dirty maggies for a comic but we never knew any better i just remember always being hungry it just seemed always cold and dark with just cold water and an old black sink but always a big fire blazing up the lum luv anne
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Submitted by: Anne Brannan
Ontario, Canada
15/01/12
Email: anneb44@live.ca

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Quoted: "Happy New Year eveyone. l have been reading all ,very intresting , anne kerr,Mm just wondid if u had family in milton or bridgeton? (kerr). l have been look for my ucol pat duffy,l remend him wen l was 14 year old and my arty anne duffy ,l know pat had 2 kids (in ILAND) and anne had 2 kids too, l rememd a jeanette with pat ,thay are not with ech uther eney more. l have askd for year my family, if we could get in tuch,but it seems that things have got in the way but l dont know the resan why?! DUSE eney one remends a terrese duffy milton? he was a pub man too, he has marst a way now , he was my grandad. dus eney one rememd a lilly kerr/duffy? 1924>1963 bridgeton>milton. yes at the time back then most man were in the pub it was life ,and yes wiman and kids suffd in meny ways it was the norm, as smoking has stopd in pubs ,it was still the nom ,but its just moveing the problam in to the home were the wiman and kids are still suffing, chip bozs at home ,as pelope are not afoding to go to the pub! thank you for eney info on my family or if u could arty/ucol or cusans,plaese get in tuch thank you"

Submitted by: Lea
Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/12
Email: speaking_hearts2u@live.com

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F.A.O. Maura from the USA - Well done for speaking up - your story is more like the true version of the long lost Gorbals. You're the very first person to be honest in the years I have been on here. I remember my dad in many a drunken stupor taking his anger out on his kids and my mother and it was widespread. I still have bad memories and it does affect you. I remember how scared I was to walk from my house in Cavendish Street to the Palace Picture House because the Cumbie ran around there. Many times I would get kicked or slapped in the face as I walked by spat on threatened, it was scary, most of these boys on their own were nothing but in their gang they found bravado. What makes no sense is that some guys on here still talk of the Cumbie as if it were special and they must be over 60 years old! They were cowardly thugs. In those days the pubs were predominately full of men, woman had the occasional lounge to sit in but were looked down on for being in a pub. Thanks Maura for highlighting the truth, I hope we can hear similar stories about the real Gorbals from others.
Submitted by: Henry Young
Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/12
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F.A.O. Francis McClean - Bonnies came down in the 90s I think. The parents did a sit in but Glasgow City Council closed it anyway. I work in the Gorbals so will find out when it did close. Submitted by: Margaret Forbes
Cumbernauld, Glasgow
14/01/12
Email: mags2135@hotmail.com

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The message mysteriously from me to Jim Kidd. Don't know what's going on but it isn't from me. I'm not that immature so hows about the author coming forward and stop trying to cause trouble.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
14/01/12
Email: tommyketchup123@hotmail.com

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Three Cheers for Maura, Ann, & James for their recent unashamed but all too true anecdotes. Nobody enjoys posting sad memories from post war Gorbals, but how refreshing to see what life was like through the eyes of so many unfortunate people. Those who continue to paint the old Gorbals as some sort of communist utopia really need to get a grip of reality. Look no further than one of the authors of the acclaimed novel : No Mean City. If you know anything about the man, then you'll understand what I mean. A big thanks to all the New Contributors. More power to your keyboards!

Submitted by: Wee Eck
Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/12
Email: Wemac@live.com

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To Sammy of Falkirk - Joe McBride had The Wee Mill in Oatlands just down from Shawfield.

Also, Jim Coyne...did you have a sister called Jean Coyne?
Submitted by: Josephine Stuksis
Glasgow, Scotland
14/01/12
Email: josephine.stuksis@btopenworld.com

-------------------------------------------------------Hi William, nice to hear from you. I do remember the Bannermans and I've just remembered a few others I'd forgotten about who were my sister's friends - Sandra Garrity,Archie Bowman who lived up our close and Alec Paterson who lived up the next close to us. Your sister Margaret, Anne McAndrew who was my 2nd cousin, Hughie Scotland who lived below you and I think was your cousin and me and a few others whose names escape me were all part of the little gang who played rounders, tig, kick the can and all the street games that were our source of entertainment (no TV or anything like that in those days) but we had fun. Give Margaret my best wishes and good health for 2012. Cathie.
Submitted by: Cathie
Blackpool, England
13/01/12
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F.A.O. M. Borland & Old Oatlander - Read with interest the review about the diary. I lived in Moffat Street and we had Bennett's Diary which was on the corner of Moffat Street and Oregan Street. Could that be the one you were referring to? Hope this helps. Where has Amelia gone? It has been a while since I was last on here. Submitted by: Phyl
Glasgow, Scotland
13/01/12
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F.A.O Tracey - If the Benny Trainor who was your grandad used to live in the high flats in Caledonia Road and his son Was Joe, I went to John Bosco with Joe. I used to go up to see Joe and your grandad when they lived there. If I remember correctly, Bennie liked a tipple!! Whatever happened to Joe? Are you his daughter? Submitted by: Anonymous
Glasgow, Scotland
13/01/12
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The message that was posted to Tommy Boyle on the 12/01/12 was not posted by me. It was by someone else taking the pee so could the webmaster take note there are some idiots on here using other peoples name. Bob.


*THANKS FOR DRAWING THIS TO MY ATTENTION BOB. NEXT WEEK, I WILL BE PUTTING PROVISIONS IN PLACE TO ERADICATE ALIAS POSTS ONCE AND FOR ALL. WEBMASTER*

Submitted by: Bob kidd
Bristol, England
13/01/12
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F.A.O. Myra F. in Eaglesham - The old cinema you mentioned was 'The Greens'and you were right enough, it was the quintessential 'flea pit'. You were guaranteed to come out itching. It stood between Inverkip Street and St Ninian Street. Cheers.Submitted by: Frank Young
Glasgow, Scotland
13/01/12
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F.A.O. Billy Malcolm - the person presenting himself as ten quid is not an imposter it is him. I know for a fact as I have him on facebook. You may think his way of speaking is different that's because his fancy new computer does not recognise Parliamo Glasgow. Remember he had a massive stroke last and he can't operate his computer manually so that's why it looks like somebody else is writing for him but being the determined bugger that he is he opts to do it himself. Cheers Nan x

Submitted by: Nan Cameron
Glasgow, Scotland
13/01/12
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk

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Sorry folks but I can't help smirking. Has anyone else noticed that the majority of people who live abroad, say : 'I miss the place so much' or 'I can't wait to visit for a holiday'!! Why did they leave Gorbals for the other side of the world? I think the answer is obvious, isn't it? Submitted by: Wee Eck
Glasgow, Scotland
13/01/12
Email: Weemac@live.com

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Any information on the pub run by ex-Clyde star Joe McBride on Rutherglen Road opposite the dog racing stadium would be grateful. Submitted by: Sammy
Falkirk, Scotland
13/01/2012
Email: SamH@talktalk.com

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To those people who are trying to find parents or siblings without success - I suggest you try the salvation army. They are very helpful and have a lot of experience in this area. Hope this helps, John.

Submitted by: John Bonar
Melbourne, Australia
13/01/2012
Email: jbonar@y7mail.com

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Hi Jim Kidd with 2 Ds - a lot of kidology going on here. Yes it's sorted for the last time. I really get your point - genuine mistake. How is your kid brother? Bye for now, Tommy.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
13/01/2012
Email: Tommyketchup123@hotmail.com

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Hi Nan Cameron - We stayed in Abbotsford Place on the same side of the primary school about four doors down. To all old friends, I do see someones calling themselves Ten Quid on here as he wrote in here for years with me. I know it's not him, he used to wind a lot of people up on here so I am thinking it's not him - it's someone up to mischief.
Submitted by: Billy Malcom
Glasgow, Scotland
12/01/2012
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Hi - I was wandering if anyone remembers my great grandad Michael O'Connor who had a wee fish barra on Clelland Street. My gran was Margaret O'Connor & grandad Benny Trainor. They had a daughter Rita & son Joe. Submitted by: Tracey
Glasgow, Scotland
12/01/2012
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I agree with the person who said : There were too many pubs in the old Gorbals. IMO - A hundred too many! I'm only 55 & have lived in the Gorbals all my life, but when I look at the whole area from 1995 onwards, it's refreshing to see superior housing, less pubs, & high rise flats being pulled down! I sincerely hope the next generation never witness the slums & thuggery that prevailed when I grew up in Crown Street. As for the remaining 4 or 5 pubs - raise them to the ground!

Submitted by: James Murphy
Glasgow, Scotland
12/01/2012
Email: Jimbo@live.com

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For M.Borland. I read your anecdote with fond memories. The dairy shop in question was at the corner of Gilmour Street and Orchard Street (not Oregon Street). I lived just opposite Oatlands school. I can remember moving out to Castlemilk in 1960, so those tenements must have been demolished about that time? I was only 11-years old, so I could be mistaken.
Submitted by: Old Oatlander
Castlemilk, Scotland
12/01/2012
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Bravely said Maura, regarding the old Gorbals nobody mentions anything about! Domestic abuse, poverty, alcoholism, gang fighting, & damp slums! The older contributors to the anecdotes really amaze me with their fairytales. It's never-ending and anyone who disagrees with them is shot down in flames. I often wonder what part of the Gorbals these people really came from? Certainly not mine!!! Submitted by: Ann Onymous
Eaglesham, Scotland
12/01/2012
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F.A.O. Kate - re : Inverkip Street. I once had older relatives who resided at Inverkip Street which is now exactly where the Mosque stands. A lot of Jewish immigrants settled in this street, and I'm sure there was a delapitated Cinema on it's junction with Ballater Street. Submitted by: Myra F
Eaglesham, Scotland
12/01/2012
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In reply to Big Eck : Yes, Shawfield FC did indeed have use of Rosebery Park which was situated in Toryglen Street, old Oatlands. I was only a teenager then living in nearby Polmadie Road, but I think the Club folded up sometime about 1959-60. My old faither said that Pollock Juniors also used the ground in the late 1920's prior to moving out to Newlands. Submitted by: Broxi Bear
Glasgow, Scotland
12/01/2012
Email: Bluebear72@sky.com

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F.A.O. Georgey - Yes, I remember playing for a season or two in that title winning St. Bonnies Senior football team. We hardly lost a game, then again, Big Crazy Hastie was in charge of team selection and nobody wanted to upset him!

Submitted by: Bill McAnespie
Dunoon, Scotland
12/01/2012
Email: Views@btinternet.com

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Hi Tommy Boyle thanks for sorting it out remember two Ds otherwise people will think Bob the Kid, I had enough of that when I was young all the best.

Submitted by: Bob Kidd
Bristol, England
12/01/12
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I'm interested on any small amount of info about an Inverkip Street prior to the war years. My gran was born and bred there. I believe it was a small street just off Ballater Street?

Submitted by: Kate
London, England
12/01/12
Email: Katey81@hotmail.com

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I always shake my head when I read the latest "fond memories of the Gorbals", especally from those folks who have left the place. I left because like a lot of Gorbals women I was married to an abuser who beat me at the least provocation. Glasgow men felt it was their God given right to punch their wives whenever they felt like it. The occasional black eye and cut lip added to the variety. And of course the famous Glasgow pubs, these rancid places on every corner and in between were the source of endless abuse and pain for women and their children. I cannot believe that some posters wondered about the number of pubs in the Gorbals. Too many!! Maybe all of you lived in another place with the same name. But the Gorbals I knew wasn't this "nice wee place" I keep reading about. Apologies for being blunt, but that was MY Gorbals and this is after all "Gorbals Anecdotes"

Submitted by: Maura
NY, USA
12/01/12
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I see someone mentioned my name on here, this is the first time writing in but am a bit bewildered who it was cause never heard of the geezer before. I have a quiet couple of pints in the square peg every other Saturday morning, be nice to meet you pal As for a birthday party well I have not been to one since I was 21. Be good to have an explanation.

Submitted by: Johnny Knotts
Glasgow, Scotland
12/01/12
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Hi ten quid my name is Willie Henry can you tell me were Dennis Gallaher lives or his e-mail thank you Willie

Submitted by: Willie Henry
Perth, Australia
12/01/12
Email: williehenry@bigpond.com

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F.A.O Norrie Ross, the roasted peanut place was actually under the bridge in Cleland Street. Was sent there many a time for my Dad from Nicholson St. Thought that it was far away from Nicholson St. cos I was so young. Used to get a wee bit of iced coconut for going....lol

Submitted by: Josephine Stuksis
Glasgow, Scotland
11/01/12
Email: josephine.stuksis@btopenworld.com

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Can anyone settle this friendly dispute? Did Shawfield Juniors FC ever have use of Roseberry Park in Oatlands sometime during the early 60's?

Submitted by: Wee Eck
Rutherglen, Scotland
11/01/12
Email: Wemac@live.com

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Can anyone tell me when St. Bonaventures was demolished? My brother claims it was 1971? When did it's replacement - John Boscoe get pulled down?

Submitted by: Francis McLean
Bishopbriggs, Scotland
11/01/12
Email: FrankieBhoy@yahoo.co.uk

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Helen Hunt not sure if you remember me, I lived next close to you at 345 Lawmoor Street. I remember you had two sisters and a brother and lived up the same close as the McLaughlin family. I have two older brothers and lived across the landing from John Paton. The last time i spoke to you was on a bus just before you were getting married and my coming to Canada. I remember you telling me your younger sister had moved to Australia. Sandra Gillon

Submitted by: Sandra
Vancouver, Canada
11/01/12
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F.A.O. FRANK SAVAGE...aye Frank the Piggy, is still going strong, they have a bookie adjacent to it, it has a BEER GARDEN FOR THE SUMMER??? Clientel has changed, lot of the younger Gorbals lads drink in there. There is only 4 pubs left in the GORBALS..the Piggy, Riverside Tavern, The Brazen Head (Granite City) and Sharkey's(in the lane back of Citz Theatre)..noo we still hiv the Glaswegian, Laurieston, Sou Western, the Star Bar at Eglinton Toll (some people dispute they are not in the Gorbals)but the PIGGY is still going strong...HAPPY NEW YEAR TAE EVERYBODY OAN THE SITE, HIV A HEALTHY N PEACEFUL, NEW YEAR...THE JANNIE.X

Submitted by: James Fletcher
Glasgow, Scotland
11/01/12
Email: jimthejannie@btinternet.com

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Sorry, Bob Kidd of Bristol was right, my message was meant for him and not the other Bob Kidd of Glasgow. Just to clear things up lol.

Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
11/01/12
Email: tommyketchup123@hotmail.com

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Raised in Caley Rd, went to Camden St, then Strathbungo schools. Spent most of my working life on the railways. Drank in Stevensons bar in Bridge St which later became the Glaswegian bar. Great days.

Submitted by: Big Charlie H.
Glasgow, Scotland
11/01/12
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I can remember as a little girl going into the Rosebank Dairy at the corner of Gilmour Street and Oregon Street?? Can't remember exactly when it was all demolished!!

Submitted by: M.Borland
Livingston, Scotland
11/01/12
Email: Maryland @live.com

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Noticed the Anecdotes are now 10 years old. Would be nice if we could have some new blood!

Submitted by: The Bear
Cumbernauld, Scotland
11/01/12
Email: Tbear@google.co.uk

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Hi my name was Barbara Munro and we lived in Oxford St I went to Buchan St and then Strathbungo. I remember lots of people on the site. It's been lovely going back in time and reading all your stories hope everyone has a great new year

Submitted by: Barbara Neil
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/12
Email: barbaraneil1@hotmail.co.uk

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Anybody remember the Coynes from 233 Florence St Gorbals, I used to have a pet monkey in 1963, live in Australia Jim Coyne

Submitted by: Jim Coyne
Melbourne, Australia
10/01/12
Email: holyroo@bigpond.net.au

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I've been unable to get onto the site for a few months. Just to wish you all a peaceful New Year.

Submitted by: Rose Doyle
Donegal, Ireland
10/01/12
Email: rosedoyle1@hotmail.com

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Lived at Commercial Road went Adelphi school 1951 any old classmates?

Submitted by: E. Hughes
Glasgow, Scotland
10/01/12
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A Happy New Year to you also Webmaster and all who are involved and to all the punters on here all the best for 2012.

Submitted by: Alexander I. Alum
Cumbernauld, Scotland
10/01/12
Email: stal1151rsg@yahoo.co.uk

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I remember playing as a kid in and around Moffat Street late 50's. Can't believe how everything has changed in the old Gorbals. Progress eh?

Submitted by: Jack Richmond
London, England
10/01/12
Email: Jay@yahoo.co.uk

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Hi there, I am researching a story of a family set in the Gorbals in the 1950s and would like to ask for any anecdotes, stories, funny incidents, reminiscences. Anything which will help me to get a sense of the the time to give my story authenticity. I am trying to get a picture of what life was like in the Gorbals in the '50's.
I am Glaswegian and was surprised to see recently, how little remains of the area. All help gratefully received.
John Roy, 20 Dashwood Road, Manchester M25 3AESubmitted by: John Roy
Manchester, United Kingdom
10/01/12
Email: dashwood@talktalk.net

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Hi Everyone. Anyone out there who played in the successful St. Bonaventures (Alice St.) football team of 1969-72?

Submitted by: Georgey
Glasgow G44, Scotland
10/01/12
Email: Geo56@Btinternet.com

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Haven't been on the site for ages but its nice to see some of the old names coming back on ....Happy New Year to you all, all the best Ann

Submitted by: Ann Davies (Kerr)
Northeast, England
09/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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Hi Cathie, my sister Margaret in Glasgow sends her regards she said you were friends in Salisbury St. You have mentioned No.33 a few times but never the Bannermans, Robert was a friend of my brother Michael. No 37 as I remember was called the throughgin the Harpers, Shields and Soddens lived there. The garage that sold the cars was Sam's. Have a good new-year

Submitted by: William o' Sullivan
Frankston, Australia
09/01/12
Email: william.osullivan5@bigpond.com.au

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Wondering if anyone remembers The Horan's from Queen Elizabeth Square. Thanks.

Submitted by: Natalie Hutchison
Glasgow, Scotland
08/01/12
Email: Nhutchison32@aol.com

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Searching for my father Angus McFarlane - I wish to get in contact with him. He was born 10/05/1948 and lived at 134 Naburn Street from 50's to 60's (I'm guessing). He has a brother called John McFarlane and a sister. A S. Rigmond did leave me a comment on here before saying My Father would love to get in touch but there was no email address left to contact them so if you or somebody knows of this person or if anybody can help me trace my fathers whereabouts, I'd be so grateful to hear from you!

Submitted by: Cally McFarlane
Glasgow, Scotland
08/01/12
Email: caledonia_18@live.co.uk

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Can anybody send me photographs of Peebles St in the Gorbals also any old photographs taken in St Johns school Tradeston St in 1968/69. Please e-mail them to me thank you

Submitted by: Cathy Barton
Glasgow, Scotland
07/01/12
Email: ardmory147@gmail.com

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I and my sister Evelyn lived in Abbotsford Place during WW2 years, I had a dear friend Rhona Smollan(I dont know her married name) her late Mother was Hilda. We used to go to Geneen's Hotel for lunch and also to the Jewish Institute. I know this is a long shot but is there anyone out there who remembers us - I would dearly love to hear from them.

Submitted by: Betty (Brenda) Dorfman/Madeisky
Cape Town, South Africa
06/01/12
Email: brenda@mervismail.com

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Hi anybody remember the Kiernans from Kidston Street Gorbals. John, Jimmy and Brendan 1947

Submitted by: Brendan Kiernan
Queensland, Australia
05/01/12
Email: brucedublin@optusnet.com.au

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I went to St Francis school 1978. 38 yrs old, Mr Kenny was head teacher. I had a brother Paul Ridge who was sadly murdered in 1997. In gorbals, does anyone remember the name Ridge, or any family still living in Gorbals area. Thanks Annemarie.

Submitted by: A Ridge
Glasgow, Scotland
04/01/12
Email: calumr11@hotmail.co.uk

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Another Gorbals boy to man lost on the 2nd of January, Alex Fitzimmons(Fitzy) R.I.P. wee man

Submitted by: Pat Holland
London, England
04/01/12
Email: patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk

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Still seeking info on my father John O'neill, born Kinning Park area approx May 27th 1924, baptised at St.Margarets church Kinning Park in June 1924, married Patricia O'Hanlon in Dublin 1953 and had 4 kids in total Judith Anne (stepdaughter), Terry, David and Carol (myself) we lived variously at Glasgow, Edinburgh, Liverpool and London. After my mothers death in 1977 he may have moved back to Glasgow, he had a sister, I would like to know if he's alive or dead, tried to find him via the salvation army for many years unsucessfully. Any info gratefully received, thank you Carol

Submitted by: Carol Jones
Horsham, United Kingdom
04/01/12
Email: CAZPUMPKIN@AOL.COM

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My dad was born in 1939 in Waterside Street Gorbals his name is William Tibbs his father was also William Tibbs and is mother Alice Tibbs. He went to Hayfield school, if anyone remembers him please get in touch. If anyone knows the whereabouts of Jim Tibbs, Joseph Tibbs and David Tibbs these are my dads uncles last known living at Fordyce Street Partick Glasgow.

Submitted by: Kath Fallows
Lancashire, England
04/01/12
Email: jade-spurs@hotmail.com

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Does anyone remember my mum's family? The Curries who lived in Norfolk Street then went to 22 Prospecthill Crescent in the 50s. Mum (Dorothy)is now 82. Her brother (my uncle) Bill sadly passed away in his 50s. My Nana was Mary (nee McArthur) & and my Papa was Alexander. I think my Great Granny Currie lived up the next close in Norfolk St. My Mum married my Dad (William McPhie) in Jan 1960 (Dad sadly passed away in Oct 2011 at 85). We lived in Cathcart till I was 3 1/2 then moved to Rutherglen where Mum still lives in the same house. Would love to hear from anyone who knew our family in the Gorbals or who knows some passed on stories. My Nana's Dad passed away in 1961 a few weeks after I was born & I was the only one of his great-grandchildren that he held. I believe he'd suffered from Mustard Gas effects in WW1 and also lost his wife (Christina Munro) in childbirth while he was in the trenches. He passed away in Foresthall Hospital in 1961 after I was born in May 1961. I feel very priviledged to be the only one of his Great-grandchildren that he was allowed to hold shortly before he passed.
Submitted by:Dorothy (Dee) Mills
Surrey, England
04/01/12
Email: >deemills@talktalk.net

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Does anyone remember my mum's family? The Curries who lived in Norfolk Street then went to 22 Prospecthill Crescent in the 50s. Mum (Dorothy)is now 82. Her brother (my uncle) Bill sadly passed away in his 50s. My Nana was Mary (nee McArthur) & and my Papa was Alexander. I think my Great Granny Currie lived up the next close in Norfolk St. My Mum married my Dad (William McPhie) in Jan 1960 (Dad sadly passed away in Oct 2011 at 85). We lived in Cathcart till I was 3 1/2 then moved to Rutherglen where Mum still lives in the same house. Would love to hear from anyone who knew our family in the Gorbals or who knows some passed on stories. My Nana's Dad passed away in 1961 a few weeks after I was born & I was the only one of his great-grandchildren that he held. I believe he'd suffered from Mustard Gas effects in WW1 and also lost his wife (Christina Munro) in childbirth while he was in the trenches. He passed away in Foresthall Hospital in 1961 after I was born in May 1961. I feel very priviledged to be the only one of his Great-grandchildren that he was allowed to hold shortly before he passed.
Submitted by:Dorothy (Dee) Mills
Surrey, England
04/01/12
Email: >deemills@talktalk.net

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F.A.O. the attention of Billy Malcolm of Easterhouse. Was your mother's name Jessie? if so she may have been my Mum's pal. I don't know whether it was Lawmoor Street or Naburn Street she stayed. The old memory ain't what it used to be. Cheers Nan x


Submitted by:Nan Cameron
Glasgow, Scotland
04/01/12
Email: partickbelle@hotmail.co.uk

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Glad to see you back on the site Ten Quid - a friend of big Addy. Bet you had a great birthday - didn't know you were so young. I didn't like the Cumbie myself but as you are a friend of Mr Addison's you have my blessing to write about anything as your stories were true fiction as they say and toying in cheek. All the best for new year. Tam Craig.

Submitted by:Tam Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
04/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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F.A.O. "ten quid". Hi and happy new year to you and all your family. I think you missed out the Menizes in your close. I think I have a photo of you with Rita McGee and the McNultys and myself. Send your email address and I will forward it to you, kind regards Stevie Duff, 154 Crown Street next to prices the bakers and George Wilson the butchers.
Submitted by:Stevie Duff
Glasgow, Scotland
04/01/12
Email: stevieduff1543@hotmail.com

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Football in the Gorbals - 1945, received a poem from a school pal - would you like me to send you a copy? Regards Brendan Kiernan.
Submitted by: Brendan Kiernan
Queensland, Australia
04/01/12
Email: brucedublin@ optusnet.com.au

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Happy New Year to everyone. May 2012 be a great year for all of you.Submitted by: Henry Young
Glasgow, Scotland
04/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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Happy New Year to all, I was wondering if any of the old timers remembered a great uncle of mine - John Lynch who went off to fight in Spain with the International Brigade. His brothers were Danny, Hughie and Jim and sisters were Bella and Winnie. Thanks.

Submitted by: Marky
Greenock, Scotland
04/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

-------------------------------------------------------Anyone know Willie Nesbit, appox. 70yrs old and did National Service at Nottingham, England with R.A.F around 1958? He worked sometime as a conductor on buses. Would like any information.
Submitted by: P. Vokes
Southport, Australia
04/01/12
Email: pcv20101@hotmail.com

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It is that time of the year when my home sickness mood starts to creep up on me,here I am sitting in my little house, the weather is seventy five degrees, the sun is shining and we are all running around with tee shirts on, the only thing is I can't stop thinking about my days in the Gorbals. I wonder if any other folks who emigrated feel like this at holiday time, or is it just me. Yes Doris, we also got an apple and bar of chocolate and sometimes half a crown, and if we were lucky, one little toy. Sure wish I could get rid of this homesick feeling. I wish everyone on here a happy and healthy new year.

Submitted by: Catherine Davidson
San Diego, California
04/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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Can anyone tell me if the Pig and Whistle is still in the Gorbals?

Submitted by: Frank Savage
Glasgow, Scotland
04/01/12
Email: francissavage108@hotmail.com

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Thanks for response on my memory of Old Ru'glen Road. In the words of my older brother John sadly passed away, it's no' often yer right but yer wrang again. At least someone remembers it the way I do. There was a bank, a Coyles fruit shop (I think it was the same family who had one in St Enoch Square and Ru'glen Main Street. Further up there was a play park and a post office on the other side of the road, and also before the railway bridge was the Cleland Bar. I am not sure whether it was under this bridge or the one further along that we used to get roasted peanuts after my da had taken us to the George (?) picture house in Crown Street cooked on an oil drum. I just managed to retrieve this after windows memory said it was too low. I hope it was the computer it meant. Have a good New Year, but sadly never the same as the ones in the old Gorbals.

Submitted by: Norrie Ross
Bellshill, Scotland
04/01/12
Email: Not Supplied

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Does anyone know anything about a James Anderson or Armstrong who was the manager of the Glaswegian Bar in Bridge Street around 1950? Submitted by: Ann Lister
Renfrew, Scotland
03/01/12
Email:ann.lister@sky.com

Hope you all have had a wonderfull Xmas and New Year, please note that the anecdotes will not be updated until Monday 9th January 2012. We look forward to your peaceful and non-provocative or derogative messages, your continued support is very much appreciated.
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Glasgow, United Kingdom
01/01/12
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