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 Post subject: May 2012
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Name sharon thomson
Address glasgow Country
Email sharonthomson@live.co.uk

Anecdote just wondered if anyone remembers a john thomson sometimes called jackie had a sister margaret used work in govanhill baths in the seventies any ideas?
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Name Mary C. Russell
Address Walnut Creek, CA Country USA
Email glasgowc5@yahoo.com

Anecdote Last year while listening to NPR - National Public Radio (All Things Considered)- in California, where I live, I heard about a restaurant in Los Angeles called The Gorbals. The name of the restaurant was given by the chef, Ilan Hall, a winner of the Top Chef Reality TV Program here. Ilan said he named the restaurant after the place where his father grew up - the Gorbals. He said his mother is from Israel and he himself grew up on Long Island. He cooks a mix of Scottish, Mediterranean, Israeli Jewish food. Said his father loved chips and haggis._____________________________________________________

Name Mary C. Russell
Address Walnut Creek, CA Country USA
Email glasgowc5@yahoo.com

Anecdote I sent an
Email to the site yesterday. I'd been catching up after a couple of years and was responding to a January 24 request for info about Getlin's on Cumberland Street. Well, today, as I resumed reading the

Anecdotes (I am working backwards)I see that there are a few emails about Getlin's, including one from Mart Getlin, that came on to the site around April and May 2011 so Shirley who was asking about the shop should look at the info from those dates.
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Name Mary C. Russell
Address Walnut Creek Country California, USA
Email glasgowc5@yahoo.com

Anecdote This is in response to Shirley's question on January 24 re Getlin's. My aunt, Agnes Whittaker, worked in Getlin's for a while (don't know how long). She worked there in the late 40's or very early 50's. It was a furniture shop and it was located near the railway bridge overcrossing on Cumberland Street just before Gorbals Street. I think it was owned by a Jewish couple. I vaguely remember the owner - average sized man, wore glasses, had thick hair, and a moustache. The colour of the shop does not stick in my mind as being red but it could have been. I lived in Thistle Street (1940-1962) and my aunt lived up the same close. Now I live near San Francisco, CA.
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Name PATRICK CRYANS
Address Country
Email patrickcryan@hotmail.co.uk

Anecdote Anyone remember Margaret Connolly nee. McGharen ? Born 1898 Maryhill died 1961 Govan she was married to a John Connolly in 1926
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Name Frank Ford
Address Whyalla Country Australia
Email frankford1@bigpond.com

Anecdote Hello, is there a problem with the site as I have no postings since the 26/04/12. thanks Frank
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Name ann
Address northeast Country england
Email not supplied

Anecdote its been a long time since any new mail was on site ...is the

Anecdotes site finished now
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Name Y_Heaney
Address Pensacola,Fl. Country usa
Email ysharit@yahoo.com

Anecdote RE: Kevin Kilcoyne and James Smythe ,I remember Doreen and Pat Heaney from the Gorbals,Their my mom and dad,you pretty much have the info right.I live in the south and Pat Heaney stayed in Brooklyn after we left Scotland.Hope this helps Yvonne
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Name josephine stuksis
Address glasgow Country scotland
Email josephine.stuksis@btopenworld.com

Anecdote hey Webmaster, what's up? looks like no changes for over a month just wondering if something was wrong with the site, have had a few people ask me if I knew why....I don't know anything more than they do. lol
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Name gavan daly
Address belfast Country ireland
Email gavandaly1982@gmail.com

Anecdote looking for children or grandchildren of Andrew McElroy and Catherine Daly who married in the Gorbals in 1935
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Name Davie Graham
Address Edmonton, Alberta Country Canada
Email mcscrum@telus.net

Anecdote I remember the Olympics in 1948. We saw them at the movies on Pathe Newsreels, television wasn't around yet. Me and my wee pals decided to stage our own Olympics, so on a saturday we all headed down from Caley road and Mathie to the wee graveyard on Rutherglen road. The graveyard had already been abandoned and was ideal for the job, paths tae run on, stones tae jump. Robert Hall was purported to have been buried there (Rab Ha' The Glesga Glutton) We had a great day, Jackie Barnes, John Bagin, the Taylor boys and a few others. A memorable event! The graveyard has since been turned into a rose garden but some of the old stones have been preserved and are positioned around the walls.
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Name Bob Kidd
Address Bristol Country England
Email not supplied

Anecdote Is this set finished? looks like the webmaster has finished it for us what a terrible thing to happen play the game ur messing our heads up I'm 73 yrs old matey
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Name Miss E.Bagan
Address Glasgow G.44 Country Strathclyde
Email Ebee@sky.com

Anecdote As an ex-resident of the old Gorbals, can anyone tell me what Schools are now left in the Gorbals and if they are still occupied?
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Name Fran
Address Glasgow Country Scotland
Email francescaywood@yahoo.co.uk

Anecdote Hi,my sister and i lived in a single-end with our parents Tommy &Jean Shannon at 333 Cumberland Street and then we moved to a room and kitchen but still with an outside toilet (which i have to say was absolutely spotless) at 365 Cumberland Street up the Torr Bar close. We lived here from 1942 until 1958/59 when we moved to Castlemilk. We were always at our grans house at 270 Florence Street. My name is Fran and my sister is Jean. Would love to hear from anyone who lived in the gorbals at this time.i remember the Allan,McGhee,Fleming,Quinn,Defelice,Chapman,Kavanagh,McElroy,Mullen and from Florence Street the Hay, Wilson,McGettrick,Campbell,Strang, Boyle. would like to hear from anyone who remembers us.
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Name helen michels
Address bad bodendorf Country germany
Email helen@web-michels.de

Anecdote hi my name is helen im looking for my family in and around oatlands my aunty her name is isa mooney married to alex mooney her maiden name is mulholland they have three kids isabel charlie micheal as far as i know my cousin isabel has two daughters nicola and isabel crosbie we all lived in granton street and rosyth street if anybody can give me infomation would be greatfull thanks for now helen
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Name davina heath. (Campbell) SOLANSKI
Address brisbane Country australia
Email hdavina@Bigpond.com

Anecdote Just whilst i am on here. does anyone remember the CAMPBELL family. Lived in Naburn st. glasgow. mother Sarah (nee Solanski) and Andrew Campbell. Had one girl and 6 boys. I think they lived above a fruit market? Would be nice if anyone remembers them.
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Name davina heath. (Campbell) SOLANSKI
Address CORNUBIA Country QUEENSLAND
Email hdavina@bigpond.com

Anecdote My greatfrandfather Wolfe Solanski owned the Furrier shop 137 Eglinton st. glasgow, I was told that he produced some of the most beautiful fur coats, fur capes, fur hats etc. Apparently he had an excellent reputation as a furrier, was well respected and acquired many influential customers in Glasgow and the surrounding areas. Does anyone have one of his peices of furs. or knew of him. This site has given me alot of information on my Family tree. Thankyou everyone.
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Name j babb
Address stoke on trent Country uk
Email jenifer.babb@sky.com

Anecdote the millar family of 83 sandyfauld street gorbals glasgow my nans sister was born there 1918 and my nan born 1920 i doine my family tree and would like any info what it was like arould them days
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Name moira mason
Address tarpon springs fla.u.s.a. Country
Email modan7742@yahoo.com

Anecdote born 1942 at 5 thistle st. family mems robert nan billy deceased ellen.would like to hear from anyone.left.scotland in 65 .but my heart is still there.
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Name isobel lamont
Address glasgow Country scotland
Email lamontisobel@yahoo.com

Anecdote Dear Webmaster, I recently contacted you re the unfortunate delays on the Gorbals site, I asked if I could help and you did explain you could not which I totally understand. However us old people live from day to day some living alone and reading the gossip and news on here is something we all look forward to, the site has lost lots of old characters and friends which is heart breaking, I am sure other readers have contacted you? Can I open a new site up calling it Gorbals Tales in its place, I am qualified to do this, sorry to interfear but hope you understand my quest, kind regards Isobel
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Name Natalie wood
Address Glasgow Country Svotland
Email Natalie.81x@live.co.uk

Anecdote Looking got John Thompson Thomson not sure of spelling was known as jackie he lived in elizabeth drive gorbals had sister Margaret he worked in govanhill swimming baths as attendant it's my sisters dad her name is sharon and she turned 40 on jan 3 any info would be great x_____________________________________________________

Name natalie wood
Address glasgow Country scotland
Email natalie.81x@live.co.uk

Anecdote hi im wondering if anyone knows of the the thompson or thomsons family from elisabeth drive in gorbals ny sister trying to get in contact with her dad he will be late 50s or eary 60s he was called jackie we think he was swimming attendant at govanhill swimming baths any info would be great he also has sister by name of margaret
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Name natalie wood
Address glasgow Country scotland
Email natalie.81x@live.co.uk

Anecdote hi my sister is trcking to find her dad she last heard that he tried to contact her when she was 3 she is now 40 all she knows that his name was john thompson not sure of spelling he lived in gorbals and he worked in govanhill swimming baths he lived in queen elizabeth drive had younger sister called magaret he would be in late 50s early 60s any info would be great xx
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Name NO ONE
Address ANYWHERE Country SAME
Email NOT SUPPLIED

Anecdote WEBBIE, THIS IS GOT TO BE CALLED Deplorable Site ever its never updated its frustrating please callit a day so we can start our own, if u cant do the job then let someone else
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Name Jack Goldie
Address East Kilbride Country Scotland
Email goldie_jack@hotmail.co.uk

Anecdote Does anyone remember Bob Ballantyne Bakery Sandyfauld Street in 1950's
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Name janet steen
Address witney Country u. k.
Email j.steenkennedy@btinternet.com

Anecdote Searching for Jim Steen New Jersey. Sorry to hear about Margaret.Get in touch. Wee Janet Maryhill Punter.
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Name Georgy Porgie
Address Glasgow Country Scotland
Email Not supplied

Anecdote Ten Quid, In the name of the wee man! Me make you cry! well sarcasism once again, it never really wins the day, civility does not cost tupence. Days gone by in another era when the Gorbals was a notority from John O Groats to Landsend, is in the past those days are gone for ever . I ran about Nicholson street with Jews, Tinkers, Proddies and Catholics, all the same to me ..all people with all different faces, we grew up together as kids to men, hard men,funny men,idealist,all sorts, always great friends to the end. So you see I find it difficult to critise or blemish any ones character, being through life in the Gorbals/Glasgow was a formidable education, it taught me well, no matter what life throws at you, dont blame others, make your own bed! So TQ how abouts that? Theres always bount to be people in disagreement even on here, buts thats fun, find a kind answer thats my motto, going to war with everyone makes you a loser gets you nowhere, loses your friendship w! ith all. Life they say is short, but its not that short that we cant find time to be happy, friendly, complimentry, funny thing is when you spread that around the amasing thing it works. God and our Lord Jesus is always there for all of us, I am sure by the sounds of things you write on here about your illnesses they have well and truly looked after you. lets have friendship ignore the squabbling as you put it, get yer feet up man!
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Name Fiona Graham
Address Glasgow Country Scotland
Email fionag5972@tiscali.co.uk

Anecdote Looking for anyone who knew my dads family. My dad Harry Graham was born in the gorbals in Thistle Street, 1932. Had 3 sisters, Mary, Letty and Anne and 2 brothers Bill and Dougald. Father was Joseph Graham (aka Josie) and father was Annie Graham. Would be grateful if anyone knew of the family
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Name Rita Moffat
Address Glasgow Country Scotland
Email Not Available

Anecdote Hi there Gorbalites I see the site is well populated and going strong these days. Lang may yer lum reek! I see James Hawkins has been on the site-hi there your cousin here - well maybe once or twice removed as I don't know which Hawkins brother you are related to...My aunt Cathie Hawkins was my mother'S sister and one of the best. Great with weans when we were all young and took on what seemed like a whole tribe of weans at Easter and sometimes on Fair Saturday or Sunday on trips to Hogganfield Loch and Queens park. Seemed so exotic then and a long way from McNeil Street. A bottle of orange juice donated by Nancy Samson, a couple of pieces of bread and jam and if you were very lucky a paris bun from the Co-operative Shan shop in Ballater street. Happy days so uncomplicated and full of great belly laughs. Everyone had a great time- oh that we and the weans these days would be so easy pleased... Remember to keep your peerie spinning! Cheers Rita
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Name Billy Dickson
Address Saltcoats Country Scotland
Email billydickson50@yahoo.co.uk

Anecdote Hello! Anybody from Wellcroft Place in the Gorbals like to leave a message.I lived there from 1950 till 1967 went to St Johns primary and then to St Bonaventures.Pals Hugh Doherty,John McCluskey,Tom Byrle Diane & Margaret anderson,Ann & jean Tees.Would very much like to hear how you all are doing._____________________________________________________

Name alexander duff
Address glasgow Country scotland
Email alexanderduff81@yahoo.com

Anecdote Hi there i collect gorbals art and have a few pictures and sculptures done by the gorbals artist and historian tam smith anyone on site like to go down memory lane just e/m and i will post a few pictures ect alex
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Name Hazel MacKenzie
Address Ventura Country United States
Email mackenzie1281@roadrunner.com

Anecdote Lived in Govanhill and Toryglen...Looking for friends I grew up with...Andrene Thomson, Rhona Kirkwood, Patsy Sharp, Beatrice Burgan, Alan Anderson, Brian Hamilton, Ian Stothers Aileen Moore. In the 1960's and went to Battlefield School. Hazel MacKenzie
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Name jack godie
Address glasgow Country scotland
Email goldie_jack@hotmail.co.uk

Anecdote does anybody remember the baker in sandyfaulds st who sold the hot roll&jam at night
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Name chic mcqueen
Address perth .west.aust. Country australia
Email themcqueen@bigpond.com.au

Anecdote to pat doris i am chic mcqueen but i do not have a brother tony i did try to playfootball but is was for holygross school it i was suspended for swearing at the priest iwas twelve at the time i do no jimmy boyle now i saw message from a antonie is father had a cafe in rutherglen road jimmy boyle and i went to it every night charlie use to take photos i have one with the tw kerr brothers and scobie and corky and jim murray
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Name Jimmy Coyne
Address Melbourne Country australia
Email holyroo@bigpond.net.au

Anecdote If Bill Sullivan reads this,Ronnie McGlone would like to get in touch with you
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Name LorraineWhite
Address Glasgow Country Scotland
Email LorraineWhite @hotmail.co.uk

Anecdote F.A.O Francie Young, fight in the fish shop?whit aboot the story aboot the "green finger "?guaranteed terror!
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Name laura J
Address stirling Country scotland
Email lj73unique@yahoo.com

Anecdote hello all- family history/research/dead ends has landed me at your group.The family name was Tracey-parents were joseph + sarah ann.then james,arthur,joseph,catherine and bella that i know of.both parents died as result of car accidents(one in the 30s onein the 40s).my auntie kate told me she worked in pubs/bars and that her sister(my granma)was a dancer.(my aunt katie liked a lie tho so am not certain of this)bella was married to a man called gilbert b Rae ,prior to my grandad.if anyone has any info/memories or vague clues wi any of this,please let me know.many thanks.LJ
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Name pat holland
Address london Country england
Email patlyonsholland@hotmail.co.uk

Anecdote fao francis parkinson hi francis i remember bella mc loughlin we all used to hang about the closes just down from the school at dinner time and god could bella fight lol,hope your well pat
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Name ANNE BRANNAN
Address ST CATHARINES Country CANADA
Email ANNEB44@LIVE.CA

Anecdote THANKS TAM CRAIG FOR GETTING BACK ON JOHN DOUGLAS ID LEFT FOR CANADA AND HEARD HE WENT TO JAIL I WAS PALS WITH HIS SISTER ROSEMARY THERE MA AND DA WERE IRISH PEOPLE LOVELY COUPLE THEY LIVED UP THE PAWN CLOSE 3 UP THANKS ANNE
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Name maher
Address glasgow Country scotland
Email thomasmaher8@live.co.uk

Anecdote anyone out there know the mahers from dunmore street or portugal street_____________________________________________________

Name Jim Coyne
Address Melbourne Country Australia
Email holyroo@bigpond.net.au

Anecdote Re John Douglas,he was married to my cousin Jean Perret,she still lives in the gorbals
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Name john bonar
Address melbourne Country australia
Email jbonar@y7mail.com

Anecdote I lived at 359 Thistle St from 1942-1955.This was right on the corner of Cathcart Road.If antone has any photos of this part of the street I would appreciate them sending them to me.


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