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 Post subject: March 2012
PostPosted: Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:20 am 
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FAO TQ Dearie Dearie Me!, In all my years I have never commented on anybody's post, I am so happy to read all the posts they all are so enjoyable every single one even yours sometimes, I need to ask you, for as far back as I can remember you have had massive squabbles with near enough everyone on here, a wee tip for you from one old yin to another, don't get drawn in...ignore and they will go away, you keep it going!! Wind up merchants have always came from the Gorbals take it on the chin, but I got to admit as a life long Gorbals man, some of your stories blether along. I think deep down in your heart you have fond memories of the old Gorbals so remember them graciously don't be so unpleasant or mention aggressiveness how about telling us about what life is like in Australia what kinda work did you do out there, did you miss yer football? Take care Jimmy and good health to you.

Submitted by: Gorgie Porgy
Glasgow, Scotland
31/03/12
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Hi my dad used to live in 59 Naburn Street in around 1957. My grand and grandad used to live there I'm looking to find out some history about it. My Dads name is George Phillips and his brother was called Robyn, his mum was known as Catherine and his dad Robert. My grans sister Cecila Hamilton lived on Caledonia Street if anybody knows of them can you please get in contact. We went in today to try and vist Naburn street but could only find Naburn Gate can anyone please say if it has changed name or been done away with. Thanks Laura.

Submitted by: Laura
Airdrie, Scotland
31/03/12
Email: lors____x@hotmail.co.uk




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Is there anyone who remembers a John Nimmo McDonald born 1909 living at 345 Lawmoor Street. I'm trying to find out where he lived after this address, I know he still lived there in 1946. John is my uncle.

Submitted by: Sandra Gillon
Canada
31/03/12
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Hi Amelia, I remember Macindoes dairy and the halls next to it but I can't for the life of me remember what they were called. Can you remember the name of the shop across the road from it, I think it was double fronted or it was two shops in one. I remember the shop up from it, I think it was called Reids and we used to be able to buy the day before's bread and cakes quite cheap. I've also searched the urban Glasgow site for old photos of streets in the Gorbals but I can't find Salisbury Street anywhere on the web. The only one that comes near to it is where Cumberland street runs across the bottom of Salisbury where the old railway station bridge was. If you've found any photographs I'd be grateful if you'd let me know where to look. Cheers Cathie.

Submitted by: Cathie
Blackpool, England
31/03/12
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Someone mentioned Jean Valis from Ballater St. She was my first love in Buchan St school. My mame was then Jack Parker, I believe her best friend was Evelyn Paton from Dunmore St.

Submitted by: Jack Nicol
Emporia, USA
31/03/12
Email: jacknicol65@yahoo.com




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F.A.O Tam craig, thanks for that Tam, to be honest its all a bit bewildering trying to make head or tail of it, I withold my email address because of abusive emails I have recieved in the past, who needs it. All the best to the genuine punters who enjoy and use this site, ANON

Submitted by: Anon
Glasgow, UK
30/03/12
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FAO James McGuigan, Good to hear from you James, I am fine hope you are too. I didn't know you were in London, our Mary, being a nosey wee wummin, told me. She had been on holiday so I had to wait till she came home. As to the chap you spoke of I have no recollection of him. However my father told me of a boy in his class who was Lithuanian and his name was Peter Slapmiarss. As you can imagine he faced a lot of ridicule with a name like that. So much so that he eventually changed his name to...David. All the best, Francie Young

Submitted by: Francie Young(Pammy)
Glasgow, Scotland
30/03/12
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Ive read many of your stories and I enjoy them. But I was truly born in the Gorbals. Nicholson street right at the Clyde. I went to Buchan St school. Now, many of you say this and that about the Gorbals, but if I could go back to the days of my childhood,,despite the violence and gangs, I would still go. I lived in Los Angeles for most of my life and now I live my days out in a small town in Kansas,,,I remember rakin the middens etc; What made it bad for me was my mum had me to an American serviceman. So I was doubly cursed in the tenement I lived in. But God bless the good people of the Gorbals. J parker

Submitted by: Jack Nicol
Emporia, USA
28/03/12
Email: jacknicol65@yahoo.com




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I have been looking at the photos on the urban glasgow site. They are nearly all around Crown St to Eglinton St. which suited me as I lived in Salisbury St. Quite a lot of the pics had buildings that had been taken over by cash and carry which were not there when I was a toddler but it was still good memories looking at them. The halls that were next to mcindoes dairy were they called the top hat? I know there was a Top Hat up in Shawlands so could anyone let me know. The hall used to hold weddings and dances. Amelia

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay
Glasgow, Scotland
28/03/12
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com




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FAO Anne brannan thank you for the kind wishes

Submitted by: Tenquid
Oz
27/03/12
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Hi my story, I had a accident in 1997, a fall I had a brain injury lost 50 years of memorys so does anybody remember bonnys back 1962 or 1963 a Junior McManus can't remember the teachers or pupils, I came to Australia in 1966 I think I was 19. I will be glad to hear from old classmates, Junior McManus

Submitted by: Matthew McManus
Melbourne, Australia
27/03/12
Email: matty47@bigpond.com




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FAO Anon I wholeheartidly agree with you, the site was recovering from all the bickering and false people writing in, have you noticed it has started again? We knew who was responsible last time, my heavens he has done everything I wonder if he is in the guiness books of records ha ha!

Submitted by: John Hossack
Glasgow, Scotland
26/03/12
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Oatland Star FC wonderful times there, Johnnie Walker, Eddie O'Brien great trip down to Liverpool cortesy of King Kenny. Never forget it, around about early 80s. Chip

Submitted by: John Mc
Glasgow, Scotland
26/03/12
Email: emma_mcmanus@hotmail.co.uk




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FAO Chic McQueen the post dated 16/03/12 I wish I could turn back time you were a friend of mine in the Southside and I hope you still are! I know you didn't play football! At least I never have seen you play! But I know you could kick a few ass in the younger days! I apologise for doubting it was you! I have been getting some stick from a person in the anecdotes, but I am absolutely ecstatic to find that it was no joke! If I can remove that post from the anecdotes as quick as a flash it would be gone! But I do not have that power it's just wonderful Webmaster that we can find friends from 50 years ago the Gorbals anecdotes is truly a wonderful site Tenquid

Submitted by: Tenquid
Oz
26/03/12
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Looking for information of Elizabeth or Lizzie Gallagher born Ireland, domestic. May have worked in Paisley flour mill in 1919.

Submitted by: Joan Bryson
Jesmond, Australia
24/03/12
Email: scotsgal58@live.com.au




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FAO Anon if these persons are annoying you please try to find a place in your heart to forgive him! This Person who hounded me a few years back! "Jimmy Boyle" is my name I use Tenquid as a nom de plume! for a while it seemed to upset them to a degree that they became insulting! I found myself being dragged into arguments so I stopped writing in the Gorbals anecdotes! Now I am back and enjoying my notoriety! You see after my stroke left me partially blind and a heart operation during which I was awake! "It took a year for the pain to leave" from broken back to my Battle with five tumours the professors doctors and nurses "christened" me the miracle man! Even to this week the kidney specialist beaming from ear to ear told me my kidney function had risen from 40% to 53% and what did he do for me nothing just some tests no medication! No advice or information! "You should do whatever it is you do!" He told me most of this information has been on the anecdotes about the past eight years be quite easy for someone to go back read them and make up any kind of story they wanted such as Quentin or whatever way he wants to spell it 17/03/12 he says he was three years old when he and his sister were taken to Clydebank couple of posts down his sister is five years younger than he is "SHE wasn't even invented yet!" WHEN he was taken to Clydebank I enjoy my writing KEEPS this brain injured person alive! I know my wife and sons had suffered over the past 25 years my older son is 50 this year and born in the Gorbals! But I always tried to make up for it with loving kindness! And I can assure you I have been down this path before with Quentin Quinton 123 321 whatever name you choose now we are not relations! But I don't mind you keep growing your stories as it gives me something to answer now who is next? Tenquid

Submitted by: Tenquid
Oz
23/03/12
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FAO; Anon, I have been writing on the G.A. for a few years now and you are dead right, but I would add on another 20 years to his age he is older than messusalem! He has been a bricklayer, a gang member, football player scoring the winner at Hampden, begorra! been with Celtic, done a million things all before he left the gorbals at 15yrs, what age were you allowed to emigrate ? 100 years on and he still at the auld kidology, I am not buttoned up the back or came up the clyde in a banana boat, anyway we all know eh? I find it all laughable let him have his fun. I still believe he writes all the letters of appraisal to himself, suddenly new faces/names appear on here out of the blue saying what a nice guy he was! Kangaroos must have got to him. FAO Norrie Mc Namee, good on you for helping all the folk on here, take care mate.

Submitted by: Tam Craig
Glasgow, Scotland
23/03/12
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Joseph Hughes - George Cross. 23rd March, 2012 is the 66th Anniversary of the death of Private Joseph Hughes, R.A.S.C. A Gorbals resident and only nineteen years old, Joseph Hughes was stationed at Lymun Barracks in Hong Kong where he was involved in clearing the aftermath of the war, including landmines. He was driving a 3 ton vehicle carrying ammunition and explosives into the magazine area at the Barracks. As the vehicle was entering the storage area, it started to smoulder and caught fire. Knowing full well that his truck could explode at any moment, Joseph did everything in his power to put out the fire, firstly by trying to remove the burning camouflage netting, then by using fire extinguishers. Unfortunately the truck blew up and two days later Joseph died of his injuries. Joseph was subsequently awarded the George Cross for gallantry and is remembered by those in his regiment and the Hong Kong holiday village which is now situated where Lymun barracks used to be. Here in Glasgow and the Gorbals in particular, few have heard of Joseph and his heroism. A plaque containing a replica of the George Cross medal awarded to Joseph Hughes, and a brief summary of his bravery (including photograph) is now hanging inside the entrance (to the right) of the St. Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street in the Gorbals area of Glasgow. It is fitting that this should be in the area where Joseph was born and will be a place that people can pay their respects to a brave young soldier who gave his life for so many others. This was made possible by the efforts to have him remembered by Joseph' cousin Irene Finn and with the help of Glasgow City Councillor James Mutter (HUTCHESONTOWN WARD 66) and Mr George Donnachie of the RASC/RCT Association. The following poem was written by Elsa Beattie in memory of a brave young soldier.
JOSEPH HUGHES - GEORGE CROSS - FOR A HERO WAS HE
Joseph Hughes gave his life for his Service Corps 'Brothers', His the ultimate price to save so many others. Just a lad from the Gorbals how proud we should be, of that brave young soldier for a hero was he. His fear and his pain we can only surmise, how he must have suffered in his sacrifice. With esteem his name spoken as it always will be, by his comrades-in-arms of the RASC. In death then young Joseph his actions rewarded, for his gallantry a George Cross awarded. His body lies cold far away in the earth, but let's bring his soul home to the place of his birth. Each act of remembrance brings Joseph back home, to the land of his fathers his spirit will come. So let's always remember with a thought or a prayer,Joseph Hughes from the Gorbals and his courage so rare. ©ELSA J BEATTIE


Submitted by: Elsa Beattie
Glasgow, Scotland
23/03/12
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I have no idea what it is in Tenquid that gets the punters on this site going, if all is to be believed you must all be about 75-80 years old, give it a rest.

Submitted by: Anon
Glasgow, Scotland
22/03/12
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Dear T.Q. You mentioned my name do you know me as I am confused, my parents lived in Lawmoor street, I was 3 years old when I left with my sister to live in Clydebank, it was not until my Dad died that I found out the truth, and thats very vague, I have tried in vain to find out more, thats why I wrote in here, if you can help me I would be very obliged, thank you.

Submitted by: Quinton Boyle
Glasgow, Scotland
22/03/12
Email: megank50@hotmail.com




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Malcolm of Largs - I was also brought up in Coburg Street during the 1950's. Email me if you want some photographs or specific information & I will try to help
F.A.O. Billy Butler The pawn shop was at no. 6 Coburg Street

Submitted by: Margaret Kennedy
Millport, Scotland
22/03/12
Email: megank50@hotmail.com




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To the Webmaster, just like to say that the letter posted to Ten quid supposedly by me on 2/3/11 was written by someone else falsely using my name and e-mail. I love reading the anecdotes and re-living my life in the old Gorbals all brought back to life by all those writers from far and wide. You do a great thankless job, Webmaster and I appreciate it.

Submitted by: Hughie Cameron
Melbourne, Australia
22/03/12
Email: Nangaga@bigpond.com




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Regarding Coburg St, it takes local knowledge to let folk know what was where, I am only going by some photos and maps, remember folk I only worked in Gorbals from 1993 to 2005, so I'm not a native of the area, I am originally from the North End of Glasgow Bye for now, Norrie Already I have found out the name of the pub.

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Rutherglen, Scotland
21/03/12
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com




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All the best to Ten Quid and his wife Betty in keeping it for all those yrs, thats great all the best to you both and many more cheers Anne in Canada xx

Submitted by: Anne Brannan
St Catharines, Canada
21/03/12
Email: anneb44@live.ca




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Does anyone remember my uncle, Wassel Ward?

Submitted by: Neil ODonnell
London, England
20/03/12
Email: odonnellneil98@yahoo.co.uk




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FAO Pat Doris come on now you can do better than that! The real chic McQueen couldn't kick his own ass! Well not unless there was someone's face attached to it! And I was the coach for Langside Thistle I was on the books of Celtic after I had scored a goal for Bellshill in the junior cup final at Hampden Park and I trained Thistle in Camden Street School and none of the names mentioned ever played for them! Talking about Ginger! on my way to Australia, by ship, we stopped at Freemantle Western Australia! Taking a walk up the peer we came to a little shop my wife and her broad Glasgow accent asked the shopkeeper "can you give me a bottle of ginger?" The man behind the counter handed her a packet of dried ginger "not that, the liquid kind!" After about half a dozen tries I grabbed a handful of my ginger hair and said "that, ginger colour!" The man behind the counter said that the hairdressers was up the street "FKs sake give us a bottle of cordial!" So the man behind the counter handed us a bottle of GINGER ALE! Some people just like to take the ****! do you believe that Pat? It's a great life if you don't weaken Tenquid

Submitted by: Tenquid
somewere, Oz
20/03/12
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I went to St.Lukes school from 1945-1950, Miss MacBrerty was my teacher does anyone have a photo of this class.

Submitted by: Cathie Welsh
Birmingham, England
20/03/12
Email: nanacathie@otmail.co.uk




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Does anyone remember a very tall burly guy who had abnormally large feet and did not have a dog. I think he came from Gorbals Street. I think his name might be Big Shoey Dugless. PS How is it going Francey (& wee Pammy)? From James. Hope you are keeping well!

Submitted by: James McGuigan
Bromley Kent, England
19/03/12
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I am trying to find information on my dad's side of the family. My dad is Thomas McGuire born 18/1/42 and he has a brother James McGuire 18/10/45. Their dads name was Thomas McGuire and he married Helen Gillion, I believe Helen died in her 30's. My dad and his brother were sent to live in Nazerath House, they lost contact with their dad and mum's family, I believe they lived somewhere in Glasgow, possibily the Gorbals. My dad thinks his dad had a fruit stall at the fruit market. Any information would be much appreciated. Regards Helen McGuire

Submitted by: Helen McGuire
Torquay, England
18/03/12
Email: helen1mcg@aol.com




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FA0 Jim Steen sorry to hear the sad news I read it on DAM post 55 years is a long time must be like losing your right hand, me and Betty are married 55 years this week we have posted over the years! this is a difficult one! I can only hope she didn't suffer and that the rest of your life runs smooth your friend Tenquid

Submitted by: Tenquid
Gold Coast, Oz
18/03/12
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Fao Norman McNamee, I lived in Coburg St when I was growing up. There was a doctors surgery also a bookmakers. Would you remember just round the corner a dairy called Mr Bruvs dairy that was in Norfolk Street also a leather bag shop called Laws, do you remember them, do you know anything about Peebles Street off Eglinton Street? Thanks

Submitted by: Anon
Glasgow, Scotland
17/03/12
Email: Ardmory147@gmail.com




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Re. Coburg St between Oxford St and Norfolk St there was co-op buiding, The Lochiel Bar, Pawn shop, Dr Kerkelys surgery, Bookmakers other side of Norfolk St up to Bedford St was Websters pub. Guild of aid building. Garage. Back end of colosseum picture house. Hope this helps.

Submitted by: Ray
Glasgow, Scotland
17/03/12
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Mr Bonar we are the same Di Maio's text

Submitted by: Ernesto Di Maio
East Kilbride, Scotland
17/03/12
Email: catari@hotmail.co.uk




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Further to my previous posts, I have discovered some great news from the was Mitchell Library, I with my family, was born in 320 Lawmoor street, we lived on the 2nd floor, as I said my Dad played the trumphet sometimes I heard at midnight, I just hope all you Gorbals folk out there can give me some info on my family and my brother in Australia, my sister Terry is five years younger than me, there was two of us left behind when the family emigrated to Australia hope and appreciate any help.

Submitted by: Qinton Boyle
Glasgow, Scotland
17/03/12
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FAO QuintonBoyle Chic McQueen Hugh Cameron Quinton between you two posts you have said some things that make me very suspicious! Please send me your date of birth and we can continue! Chic said things that are true but then I believed Chic got half his face removed with a machete by Babyface in 1966 true or false? And that your e-mail is false Shuggy your e-mail is right but that is not your character not even near you comical nature so unless the house done more damage when it collapsed on top of you then I don't accept this could be you or Anne! This is my theory "unless I am flavour of the month!" three different people that I know little about! Have suddenly started within the space of 10 days want to know all about me -- denying me -- wanting me to be part of the family" first I think it is someone very close to my family who only know one certain thing That one of you has stated! OR someone has went through every posting that I have put on Gorbals anecdotes or Facebook! To Track me down! I am very humble and I do appreciate it ! that someone would go to all the trouble time and energy to find me it really brings out the Sherlock homes in me and I am thoroughly enjoying it I have narrowed it down to 2 people out of five! "So excited!" Tenquid

Submitted by: Tenquid
Somewhere, OZ
16/03/12
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Hullo there Chic McQueen, I played football with you for Langside Thistle alongside Neilly Cameron, wee Cammy they called him, also do you remember Wee Ziggy, Donnie Brysland, and our goalie Patsy Fenlon. We played a team from Tradeston drew 2-2 then had a reply at their end, we gave Jimmy ginger Boyle a game for the first time, he ran off after ten minutes into the game, he got scared of the tackling, I think he got back to the house quicker than the 49 bus! We were down to ten men and ended up losing 8-0! Ginger Boyle he was made an outcast after that, do you remember the ex-celtic player who used to train us on Thursday nights down in Cathcart Road, I forget his name but might have been Colrain. Great days Chic, get in touch pal.

Submitted by: Pat Doris
Renfrew, Scotland
16/03/12
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Happy Saint Patrick's Day to everyone who are Irish or have Irish Roots..God Bless you one and all.

Submitted by: Margaret Burgdorf (McGettigan)
Westfield, NJ, USA
16/03/12
Email: glenmornin@gmail.com




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Quoted.. "Re the story about the suit in the pawn shop,my uncle used to do the sam,it would be pawned on Monday and got out on a Friday one day he came home on Friday early,got the suit out,came home after a few hours in the pub,flaked out on the chair,wife decided to get the suit off him,left him in the chair,to the suit back to the pawnshop,the guy in the pawn said ,ITS STILL BLOODY WARM"

Submitted by: Jim Coyne
Melbourne, Australia
16/03/12
Email: holyroo@bigpond.net.au




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Quoted.. "Hi every one glad that that was the wrong Swannie and not ur son. glad he is alive and well....Sam to bad about ur injury but maybe one day u will come back, so get ur ankle better and keep going ..Maura , talk about abuse ...Bertha and me we came home after the pictures the (Paragon) went in to the house and ma Da he had punched ma maw , well I went mad and jumped him trying to grab his hair only thing he didnt have any , Bertha grab his feet , she did and I was belting him , he was shouting get this deef mad lassie off me , any way he had nail marks on his napper like a new railroad map. I was fouteen at the time Seems he got away with it for years as a lot of families would never give it back no me ...And the next time he done it in USA I kicked in the door in the pub he was hiding in dragged him out belted him with my handbag , and guess what the older ones in the family gave me a shiriking for hitting ma Da , my mother would always defend him and say he was drunk...And I was the only one in the family he respected he told me Doris ur daft were did u come from ... And no one makes any of the daft gets who needed a gang , to be men out to be angels some thing lacking in all of them as they had the need to prove themselfs to be what I do not know No one talks about the boxers Roy Ankara and the other two seems they are still in Scotland now were were all the hardmen in those days .....I just got the bad news Jim Steen his wife of 55 years died the Steens were from the soo side. Wonder who is living in 45 Roseberry st now my first bought house , then Jim Steen bought it then the Makinnions hmmmm just wondering ...So hope all the nice folks understand this nae Glesga slang from the ha ha ha olden days God stiff me broon breed just a saying Ten Quid happy 55 years and another fifty five keep dancing and singing life is to short to be bitter about anything DAM "

Submitted by: Doris McIntyre
SLO, USA
15/03/12
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My dad had a pretty good job, as a long distant lorry driverand he liked to dress up in his best suit at the weekend. But as that big lorry drove away on a Monday there would be one of the neighbours at the door to get my dads suit to put in the pawn and bring it back on Friday before he came home. I dont know if he knew or maybe came home early one week.

Submitted by: Grace
Glasgow, Scotland
15/03/12
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My grandmother was Annie Odonnoll from Rosyth Street, she had a daughter called Shiela that was my mother never seen her. Anybody heard of them cheers?

Submitted by: John Sturrock
Originally Glasgow, Scotland
14/03/12
Email: scottishjohn@live.co.uk




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FAO Malcolm, Largs as far as I can see from maps, Coburg St had two pubs, Coop building, a pawn shop, garage, a hall and some housing, most of which seems to be between Oxford St and Norfolk St. Hope that helps Norrie

Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Rutherglen, Scotland
14/03/12
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com




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Ernesto Di Maio Did you or any of your relations work as Terrazzo layers with Toffilo & Jackson?

Submitted by: John Bonar
Melbourne, Australia
14/03/12
Email: jbonar@y7mail.com




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The buses were green and yellow (Gold?) I still have photos of same. I came across an old model running in Denver several years ago, complete with the legend "General Manager. E.R.L. Fitzpayne" and it still had the destination "Govan Cross"

Submitted by: Davie Graham
Edmonton, Canada
13/03/12
Email: mcscrum@telus.net




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Just to add to my recent post, my Dad was well known in the Gorbals, he used to play the trumphet he was talented he played the bagpipes, piano and even wrote music, we lived in lawmoor street area, as I said me and my sister Terry were adopted and our family emigrated to Australia in the 6os we believe we may have a brother still alive, any help would be appreciated Quinton Boyle

Submitted by: Quinton Boyle
Glasgow, Scotland
13/03/12
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Quoted: "F.A.O. Isobel Lamont Hi Isobel, here are the details your looking for I am sorry I deleted them. 1949, is the full list of tenants, the rest of the years are the additions to the list, you will have to check to see who wasnt living in the close after that , I hope that you can make it out, if you need anything explained just ask 1949 Elizabeth W Cunningham Jean & Robert Devlin Charles & Margaret Docherty (2 margarets) Flora P & George Dyer John Healy Alexander, Albert, May, Ann & Elizabeth Kelly Anna & James T King Alexander & Mary Lyttel Bridgett & John McGoldrick Bridget & John McLean Annie, Betty & Charles Morrison Rose & Thomas Murphy Jean & John Taylor Catherine (2) & Edward Tinney May Zybilowiez 1950, new additions to the close John (2) & Susan Dixon Annie, Betty, Charles, Moira, & Phillip Morrison Phillip Mullen Allan & Elizabeth Ritchie George & Jean Sands Catherine (2) , Edward and James Tinney 1951 new additions to the close John (2) & Susan & William Dixon Charles & Margaret Docherty Alexander, Anne(2) & Elizabeth Kelly Annie, Betty, Charles & Moira Morrison Joseph, Rose & Thomas Murphy 1952 new additions to the close Alexander & Elizabeth Cunningham Jean Devlin John(2) Susan & William Dickson Elsie & Samuel Harvey Alexander, Anne(2) & Elizabeth Johnston Margaret & Phillip Mullen Alan B & Elizabeth Ritchie 1953 new additions to the close Alexander Cunningham John & Mary Dickson Margaret Docherty John & May Healy David & Joan Kirk Catherine (2) & Edward Tinney 1954 new additions to the close Charles & Margaret Docherty John & Rena Hood Neil Sweeny Catherine (2) Edward & Margaret Tinney 1955 new additions to the close Helen & Michael Donaghy Ann Flexney Bridgette McLean Catherine (2) Edward, James,& Margaret Tinney 1956 new additions to the close Ann & Raymond Flexney James & Jean Gray Helen and Patrick Jenkenson Alexander, Ann & Elizabeth Johnston Catherine (2) Edward, James & Margaret Tinney"






Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
13/03/12
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com




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F.A.O Alexander I. Alum - The reason the city buses were painted green and white (and gold if I remember correctly) was there were more Celtic supporters who were councillors in the City Chambers than there was Rangers supporters. This is not a joke. It's true.






Submitted by: Anonymous
Glasgow, Scotland
12/03/12
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F.A.O Isobel Lamont - I have sent another email. Let me know if you get it then I know the address is correct. I will have to do the names all over again as I deleted the email.






Submitted by: Norman McNamee
Glasgow, Scotland
12/03/12
Email: norman_mcnamee@hotmail.com




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Would like to get in touch with Donald Robertson, Maureen Smith, Johnny Adams and all kids from the Gorbals who went to take Gaelic as a language at Bellahouston Academy. Also Brian Giles, all from 1951 to 1955.





Submitted by: Tommy Kearney
Glasgow, Scotland
12/03/12
Email: tamkearney@mail.com




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Quoted: "people talk about the gorbals ten quid says he went about the gorbals the yyc wwent about cumberland st.whichis hutchestownwent from the ritz picture to gorbals gross so must people do not belong to the gorbals i came from govanhill and i went down to cumberland lawmoor strs there was a pub at the corner police station a cross the road my name is chic mcqueen i came to australia 1961"






Submitted by: Chic McQueen
Perth, Australia
12/03/12
Email: themcqueen@bigpond.com.au




-------------------------------------------------------Happy 55th anniversary to my wee GORBALS lass Betty On 22/3/2012. Hope to have lots more. Jimmy (Tenquid)






Submitted by: Tenquid
Gold Coast, Australia
12/03/12
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I would like to thank this site, firstly for being here and secondly for allowing somebody to find me. Through this site I have made friends with a lady in Seattle who was looking for her family. Although I was not the person she was looking for, I have managed to put her in touch with the family which she has been searching for, for years. So once again thank you and never give up looking for those who you have lost.





Submitted by: Joan Lawrie
Fife, Scotland
12/03/12
Email: joanlawrie@gmail.com




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My parents & sisters were brought up in Coburg Street during the 50's. I was too young to remember life in the Gorbals. Can anyone briefly describe Coburg Street if it had shops or pubs etc. I notice from old maps it wasn't a long street.





Submitted by: Malcolm
Largs, Scotland
09/03/12
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Trying to contact Theresa Vandermotten.







Submitted by: Vince Rodgers
08/03/12
Email: vrodgers@eircom.net




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Could contributors use the English language when submitting anecdotes. Thank you very much!







Submitted by: Anne Dunlop
Glasgow, Scotland
08/03/12
Email: Anne55@btinternet.com




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F.A.O. Tommy Wilson - the person I knew as "Tam" I believe is dead. He died in Sydney, Australia but if the information I received is untrue please could you tell me the name of the street you lived in the Oatlands and your age? Do you remember the new year of 1955 in Sammy Wilson's house and what happened? The truth will be revealed! Tenquid.






Submitted by: Tenquid
Gold Coast, Australia
08/03/12
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Does anybody know the Logues from the Gorbals? The mother Winnie, her children were Ian, Grace and Anna. They moved to Priesthill.







Submitted by: Ernesto di Maio
East Kilbride, Scotland
08/03/12
Email: catari@hotmail.co.uk




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Does anyone remember the Kerr family possibly living in Thistle Street from the 1920s on? My uncle was Charlie Kerr the fighter. My father was Peter. Brothers John (eldest), Joseph, James, Thomasand Norah and Margaret. Their father "raced greyhounds" although we think it more likely he was a "bookie" and died at 36. Mother named Rosina. Thank you.







Submitted by: Dorothy Kerr
Vancouver, Canada
07/03/12
Email: kerr_dorothy@hotmail.com




-------------------------------------------------------Hi, Im looking for a bit more info on my family - BRODIE. My nana was called Anna Brodie and lived in the Gorbals and then moved to Lillybank. She had my dad Fred Brodie and Michelle. Also would like to know about my grandad if anyone knows anything and Bobby Brodie? Thanks








Submitted by: Kelsey
Blackpool, England
07/03/12
Email: kelseybrodie@hotmail.co.uk




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My dad used to own a cafe in the Gorbals called Charlies - it belonged to our family the Paccittis. It was close to Lawmoor Street does anyone remember it? I left Glasgow in 1978 but remember a few mates from the 60's, Wadgy, Knottsy, Happy doc, a few more would be great to know if they are still kickin.








Submitted by: Antonio
London, England
06/03/12
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I wonder if Jimmy Tenquid Boyle will remember me?








Submitted by: Chic McQueen
Perth, Australia
05/03/12
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I am looking for relatives of my grandad. His parents were Francis and Rose Boyle Nee Montford/Mountford. Addresses I have are 94 King Street, Tradeston in 1901, however, on the 1911 census they are shown to be living at 48 Franklin Street, Bridgeton and at time of death (around 1939) Rose was living at what looks like 21 Wesleyan Street, Calton. The children I have for them are Agnes Boyle born 1901, Rosanne Boyle circa 1903 and John Boyle who I believe died very young. Patrick Boyle, (who was my grandad) died in 1946 at number 10 1/2 Eglinton Lane, Gorbals. He was married to Mary Ann Boyle Nee Kilkie and had 9 kids but one died at birth and the others were taken into care,one of them was my dad who was the eldest born 1933,he lived in the Gorbals until the late 1930s early 40s. Mary remarried around 1955 and became Mary Ann Daly and died in 2001. If anyone feels they may be related or have any info then please contact me. I know it was a long time ago but one never knows. Many thanks in advance.







Submitted by: Tommy Boyle
Leicestershire, England
05/03/12
Email: tommyketchup123@hotmail.com




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Doris McIntyre wrote re. abuse, "was it not worldwide what some wimmin put up wi no just the Gorbals" and she was right. I guess my original post went over your head. I'm fully aware that abuse is worldwide. My point was the subject was never mentioned in this forum and when it was by several people the tired old mantra "well it happens everywhere" was used as some sort of excuse. I guess to the Gorbals Disneyland crowd that makes the subject moot. BTW, unlike most of the posters, I was born and lived just around the corner from Gorbals Cross in Portugal Street. I KNOW what I'm talking about.







Submitted by: Maura
New York, USA
04/03/12
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Quoted: "brought up pine place. went to stlukes 1973 then john bosco 1981. loved growing up in sooside had loads of friends played football well tried in the rosie played tt in john mains wae big cannon wonderful childhood"







Submitted by: John M
Glasgow, Scotland
03/03/12
Email: emm_mcmanus@hotmail.co.uk




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Re. Quinton Boyle: Hi, I was reading about your quest for your family. This might be a long shot but worth trying. There is a man on here from Australia - he is like yourself from the Gorbals and his name is Boyle. I do not know if he is Irish stock as you say or has red hair but he knows a lot of people from the past. He calls himself Tenquid as he says that's what it cost to emigrate in those days. Good luck Quinton in your search Henry.








Submitted by: Henry Young
Glasgow, Scotland
03/03/12
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I left the Gorbals (Camden Street) at a very early age, although I can still remember the bulldozers knocking down tenement after tenement. It's a pleasure to visit this message board and read anecdotes about where I spent the first 10 years of my life but I wish contributors would drop the 'parliamo' accents. I struggle to understand what it actually means, and do present day Glaswegian ex-pats really speak like that?







Submitted by: Bob Curley
Manchester, England
03/03/12
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Quoted: "F.A.O Anonymous, If you look on Freindsreunited you will see a class photo for St Johns Primary. I am pretty sure its the class of 68/69,at the very most its one year out,, I should know,,, I am in it !!!!!!! I was at Craigie St the years you mention, I do not remember anyone taking a class photo, we were all bussed up to craigie street from the Gorbals,my bus left from Hospital St I think it was number 6 bus,every day The headmaster Mr Berry would call out a bus number who had misbehaved,, it was all boys on the bus, we would sing our heads off there and back, mainly Celtic songs,there was a woman on the bus who was there to supervise us, looking back she deserved a medal, I do remember all the local residents being very happy when John Bosco was finally built and all the rascals from the Gorbals went to a school in the Gorbals, Anon"





Submitted by: Anonymous
Glasgow, Scotland
02/03/12
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F.A.O. Doris - my son John is not dead, he is alive and staying in South Africa. John is an educated man and never ran around the Gorbals with riff-raff, his nickname was Swannie in his younger days. I was well known in the Gorbals but let's be honest, who wasn't.





Submitted by: J. McLean
Hull, England
02/03/12
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TQ - Sorry me old china, I never played football hated the game. My Dad tried to take me to Shawfield to watch the Bully Wee, but I hated that too. For me, scoring goals - ha ha nae chance. I could not kick a wet paper bag ha ha. I always liked the swimming baths or the flix, so me a football player....a load of baloney, but nice try mate. I don't get the rest of your story. It's a big puzzle. Hope you can fill me. in Ta ra for now.




Submitted by: Hugh Cameron
Melbourne, Australia
02/03/12
Email: nangaga@bigpond.com




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Looking for Tomas Neill last known address Queensley Street, Glasgow.



Submitted by: James Neill
Co.Durham, England
02/03/12
Email: jneill59@hotmail.co.uk




-------------------------------------------------------Quoted: "Anyone recall name of Italian ice cream shop corner of south portland street and bedford it had two doors i went for a cone at sth portland st and came out at bedford and got lost remember man bring me home with ice cream running down my hand"



Submitted by: Doris Morton nee Dixon
Clydebank, Scotland
02/03/12
Email: dodim2060@yahoo.co.uk




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Quoted: "i can mind when i was wee my ma getting ready to go out and she used the mascara mind you wet the brush on a black like box and her box with rouge and her pencil for brows then she would ask if the brows were straight lol good days anne"


Submitted by: Anne Brannan
St. Catherines, Canada
01/03/12
Email: anneb44@live.ca




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I feel so sad wheneverIi go past Oatlands and Gorbals - everything I remember has gone.





Submitted by: Vera McDonald
Glasgow, Scotland
01/03/12
Email: veramcdonald@hotmail.com




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Is it true that there was a girl from the Gorbals called Theresa Jolly who subsequently married a guy called Goodfellow and this made her Theresa Jolly Goodfellow ? Cheers.





Submitted by: Frank (wee Pammy) Young
Glasgow, Scotland
01/03/12
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