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 Post subject: January 2004
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 3:34 pm 
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Just discovered your page I was born and brought up in Salisbury St the continuation of Warwick st or Nicholson St as it was renamed. Went to St. Johns infant school there then on to St Johns at Tradeston st then up to Holyrood. Remember when England & Scotland played at Hampden we would all stand in Pollokshaws rd and cheer the buses as they went by and the people threw out money to us. Do you remember hislops were you got a barra and people would do flittings in it. My uncle used to go round the streets and sell whelks, he came from Commercial Rd. I married a guy from Commercial Rd got a wee single end in Lawmoor st then my auntie took me to her factors and I got a room and kitchen at the top end of Moffat st near Barneys bar had cousins in Moffat st also my grannie, aunties and cousins came from there. They all went to St Lukes school. I worked in Twomax from 50's until I started having my family. Moved up to Castlemilk from Moffat st when the sooside was pulled! down. I remember going to the may procession my cousin was a page boy at one of them. Does anyone remember Charlies the cafe in Rutherglen rd used to sit there for hours with my pal who came from Errol st.

Submitted by: Amelia McKinlay (nee welsh)
Glasgow, Scotland
30/01/04
Email: ameliamckinlay@msn.com
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I'm currently writing a thesis on Glaswegian society. The Gorbals is a heavy feature in it, thus I would like to know of a good website, that has pictures and extensive location descriptions. Anything will help! Thank you.

Submitted by: Ruari Maginn
Sydney, Australia
26/01/04
Email: rauz007@hotmail.com

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The Southern Necropolis Research website has been recently updated. Pay the site a visit and learn about the Gorbals very own "city of the dead".

Submitted by: Colin Mackie
Glasgow, Scotland
26/01/04
Email: colin@southernnecropolis.com
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To D Murray - 110 braehead St, was knocked down 4 years of age.

Submitted by: Martin
Glasgow, Scotland
25/01/04

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Sophie Geneen - owned a hotel called Geneen's. That was my grandmother, does anyone have info?

Submitted by: Lisa Spinale
Swampscott, USA
23/01/04
Email: spin317@aol.com

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To D. Murray. St. Bonaventure's school was in 110 Braehead St. Glasgow G42. Whether it is still there I don't know I got the address from the 1978 Glasgow Phone Directory. All the best. Jean Fairie

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
21/01/04
Email: gorbals@austarnet.com.au

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Hi, visiting the site once again. Does anyone out there have a spare copy of 'No Mean City' by Clifford Hanley (I think) Would be willing to pay for it and the postage. Feel free to email me.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
21/01/04
Email: gorbals@austarnet.com.au

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I am actually looking for a lady by the name of Ceelie or Jessie Mcdonald Mclaughlin/Currie. She had a daughter in Dec 65 and called her mary, the fathers name was Daniel Currie but Ceelie left his home and went to live in Oatlands or the Gorbals with mary and lived with her husband, a Mr Mclaughlin, but she deserted them both and he had mary put into care. If anybody knows of this lady please can they get in touch. Many thanks

Submitted by: Ann
20/01/04

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Do you (or might someone else you can think of) know of the Pope family who lived at 371 Caledonia Road? My mother, Janet Johnston Pope, was born (30th., September, 1916) and grew up there. She left in the late thirties or early forties when her moher died. I don't know whether her father, Murdoch McLeod Pope(a joiner journeyman)continued living there alone, or moved, or, perhaps, remarried. It is possible that he lived there from as early as before the first wold war through until the tenements were demolished, when, if he hadn't already gone, he would, presumably, have been rehoused. So, did you know anyone of that name living elsewhere? Any information, observations, ideas I could follow up, or, whatever, would be very gratefully received.

Submitted by: Alastair K Newman
Great Bookham, Nr Leatherhead, Surrey
19/01/04
Email: alastairknewman@hotmail.com

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My Mum came from Naburn Street Glasgow circa 1916 by the name of Alexandrina Grant. Are there any internet maps of Glasgow at about 1950 so I can research the area? Any help would be appreciated for a Cockney Jock in the South. Jim

Submitted by: Jim Miller
Basildon, Essex
18/01/04
Email: jimmiller74@blueyonder.co.uk

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A stab in the dark - does anyone remember a ladies and gents hairdressers called 'Gerrard's' (owned by my father Tommy Doyle) which was on Crown Street in the early 1960's. Any information would be appreciated to help me complete the jigsaw. Thanks

Submitted by: Gerry Doyle
Glasgow, Scotland
16/01/04
Email: intuneco@supanet.co.uk

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Urgent - trying to find Margaret Pitt was in the paper called the southsider in 1976/77 for the slimer of the year. She also is an evlis fan. Please can anyone get in contact a.s.a.p ona cameron nee (kenny) of castlemilk.

Submitted by: Ona Cameron
Colchester Essex, England
16/01/04
Email: teadbear2000@hotmail.com

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Anyone remember the Bisset family from 94 King Street from 1928 onwards?

Submitted by: Arthur Bisset
Cambridge, England
14/01/04
Email: a.bisset2@ntlworld.com

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Looking for information on Hugh Walsh or anyone that knows/knew Hugh Walsh. He lived in the Gorbals area of Glasgow in or around 1958. Will be grateful for any information. Thankyou

Submitted by: Karen Walsh
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK
12/01/04
Email: stevkaz@supanet.com

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Would love to find my old school friend Helen Tidescastle - she married James Scott. She lived in Sandyfaulds St and went to John St Senior Secondary School where we met. I was known by my first name of Edith at school and my name then was Alexander. I lived in Rosebery St and went to Wolsley St. Primary then to John St. Hope someone reads this who remembers her. Plus any school friends from John St. - Betty Smith, Elizabeth O'Hara, Bobby Mercer, Margaret Stewart, Elspeth McKail.

Submitted by: Maureen Beagley
Church Crookham, Fleet, Hants England
11/01/04
Email: maureen.beagley@ntlworld.com

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Looking for any info on my Grandmothers family from Glasgow. Her name was Matilda Hickson, she married a James Boyle and had 4 children. The first was John born in 1939....After that things get a bit hazy...She re married a James O'Hara then my father was born and after that I do not know what happened to the rest of the family...any info would help....

Submitted by: Jane Chambers
Edinburgh, Scotland
11/01/04
Email: Janeychambers@aol.com

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Visiting the site once again. Notice you have wrong name next to my last message asking if any of the McCormack family, the Bonnar Family, the Creamer family are out there who all lived up oor close in 380 Rutherglen Road. Also the Bell family, with twins, Jean and Helen, and brother George who played the bagpipes. Have mentioned all of these people in my book 'Whush...Up the Lum."

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Warburton, Australia
11/01/04
Email: gorbals@austarnet.com.au

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Hello, I am looking for a Jessie or Ceelie Mclaughlin she had a daughter Mary in Dec 65, i was told she moved to Oatlands in 67, any info would be great, thanks ann.

Submitted by: Ann Herts,
England 11/01/04
Email: willma@ntlworld.com

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Looking for info on Alexander Lennie who was involved in a murder in 1946 where his brother in law was hanged. Grateful of any help.

Submitted by: Martin Murray
Kilmarnock, Scotland
10/01/04
Email: Martinjmurray77@hotmail.com

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What I find very funny about being brought up in the gorbals is that when you meet fellow scotsmen, to put on a "hard image" they often tell you that they were from the Gorbals. But when you ask them what school they went to, or what street they came from, they often become muddled and then you realise its all a made up story to accentuate some sort of image they want to build up about themselves. It happened only a few weeks ago. A guy in a bar was boasting that he had been born and brought up in the Gorbals but when I "cross examined" him it turned out he was from Motherwell and had only passed through the old Gorbals on a bus!!! I suppose the legend of the Gorbals lives on but beware of Gorbals fakes...they're everywhere!!!

Submitted by: Colin MacFarlane
Cardiff, UK
10/01/04
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com

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Dear Gorbalonians/ites.........If you want to read a few anecdotes, have a swatch at www.realcaltontongs.freewebspace.com

Submitted by: Gary B Calton,
Caltonia 09/01/04
Email: caltonian@yahoo.com

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I remember living in Kidston St just of Crown St (don't know if that is the right spelling) it was a ground floor 1 bedroom tennement house and there was 11 of us 6 daughters & 3 son There was 4 in a bed and we had 2 double bed and I had to sleep in a single bed by myself because I used to wet the bed. My family was called Meikleham, I remember drunks sleeping up the close and I had to go to a outside toilet with newspaper as toilet roll on a string, it was freezing in winter, my mam and dad slept in the living room in a alcove with curtains, there was a settee and 2 chairs, a sink and a cooker and we used to get bathed in front of the fire in metal bath. I can remember mam and DAd wallpapering and having to clog all the holes us with newspaper we then moved to Castlemilk were we had a bathroom I lives at Ballintaye Rd and have been back to Glasgow last year to have a look at our old house in castlemilk. I am now looking for 2 friends I knocked about with in castlemilk Ca! rol Anderson & Laura McAlease.

Submitted by: Anna Bland,
England 08/01/04
Email: anna@murphy100.karoo.co.uk

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A Happy New Year to everyone. The huge New Year party in Edinburgh was cancelled due to bad weather, but the Glasgow party in George Square went ahead in spite of it. It takes mair than some wind and rain tae stoap Gleswegians fae enjoying theirsel's. Me? Ah missed the whole shebang... bunged up in bed wi' the cauld!!! A' Ra best!

Submitted by: Anne Johnston
Clydebank, Glasgow
04/01/04

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Still trying to find out info on the Todd family who stayed in Florence St in the Gorbals from the 1930's until the 1960's? Submitted by: John todd
Glasgow, Scotland
01/01/04
Email: no1toddy@aol.com


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