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Does any one remember the Pillans family who lived in Mathieson Steet?

Submitted by: Pillans
Glasgow, Scotland
30/03/04

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Does anybody out there remember any Nicols from 1800 to 1930 called James Nicol who was a policeman in Glasgow? He had a daughter called Annie and a son named Duncan. Duncan Nicol who is my dads father who's name is George Nicol who was born 1933 in 12 Tarbet street and is trying to locate any living family still in glasgow!

Submitted by: George Nicol
Dumfries, Scotland
29/03/04
Email: nickgoer5@aol.com

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Looking for close friend Jimmy Burns married Mary 50's 2 sons born late 50's worked Stevenson's ship yard l950's. His friend Gerry Burke who grew up in Gorbals is looking for him - any info greatly appreciated please!

Cape Cod, Massachusetts U.S.A
28/03/04
Email: carole.burke@att.net
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I was born Glasgow in 1933 looking for any living family from the Gorbals names Jeannie Wood, her daughters names was Devina, Margaret, Ina, Susie, and a son called Alex who imigrated to America. If anybody knows of any of there wereabouts I would be very interested thank you.

Submitted by: George Nicol
Dumfries, Scotland
28/03/04
Email: nickgeor5@aol.com
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Hello, can anyone tell me if they can remember a family by the name of Murray, there was Hughie, Robert, Carrie, Ellen and annie. Mother and fathers name was Robert and Caroline. Hughie met and married an english lady and later moved to Ardincraig road, Castlemilk, had 2 sons, Jimmy and Paul, fostered 3 girls. Robert married Vicky? and had 2 children, Carrie married George Finnie and had 5 children and lived in a 5 up in Croftfoot. Ellen lived in Rutherglen, had no children and Annie married Bill Nash and moved to Linwood where they both worked in the car factory? They were all from the Gorbals and Robert and Caroline ended up living in the high rises facing the graveyard. Isa

Submitted by: Isa
Gorbals, Glasgow
28/03/04
Email: willma@ntlworld.com
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Trying to contact Keith Stevens who I went to school wih in Oxford, last know address Northern Ireland.

Submitted by: John Trinder
Oxford, Oxfordshire
27/03/04
Email: johntrinder@supanet.com
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Hi everyone once again. Love this site. Would anyone have a school photo from St.Francis Primary school in Gorbals from Miss Kelly's class 1940-45 or Miss Wilson's class 1940-41. Would love a copy if you have. My sister Isabel and I went there during those years. Split my chin open in the playground there. Thanks.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
27/03/04
Email: gorbals@austarnet.com.au
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Hi all I originated in the south side of Glasgow in Kinning Park and married Mike Ferry who was from 65 Gorbals Street. Thought I would mention that the Kinning Park Nostalgia Club now has a webpage at http://www.kinningpark.com and there is wonderful information for all Glasgow southsiders. Regards Moira

Submitted by: Moira Ferry
Glasgow, Scotland
26/03/04
Email: michael.ferry@ntlworld.com
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Today, 23rd March is the anniversary of the death of Joseph Hughes (George Cross) whose story can be read on the Gorbals People section of this website. Here is a poem I have written to honour this brave young soldier. JOSEPH HUGHES – G C (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
Linwood, Scotland
23/03/04
Email: elsabeattie@hotmail.com
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Hi all you gorbals folks! I was born at 16 Gorbals Street in 1937, went to Gorbals Primary, then to Adelphi Terrace, ultimately ended up in the RAF for quite a time. My pals were Jackie McPartland, David Winestone and Tommy Barrie. I have unfortunately only returned to my roots about 5 times in all these intervening years and the last visit about 8 years ago and found it very difficult to recognise my old haunts. One day soon I hope to return, I would be delighted to hear from anyone that may know me... george

Submitted by: George Fryer
Abingdon, Oxfordshire
22/03/04
Email: geo_fryer@yahoo.co.uk
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Looking for any information about the RICHARDSON family. Robina is my grandmother and her children are Robert, Ina, (H)elen, David and Kenneth. The children were taken away from Robina in 1946. Ken (my dad) now lives in Australia.

Submitted by: Louise
Canberra, Australia
21/03/04
Email: louisemarg@hotmail.com
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Agnes Ramsay - you can see photographs of Orchard St. and Gilmour St. on the Mitchell Library web site. http://www.mitchelllibrary.org where streets are listed alphabetically.

Submitted by: Hugh Gibson
Beith, Scotland
19/03/04
Email: hughgibson@btinternet.com
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Hi, I left the notice about the Cryans family (Merryn, Leanne, James.) I forgot to add my e-mail address. So if anyone has any information, please e-mail me direct. Thankyou for this great room, it really is fantastic!

Submitted by: Kristal
New South Whales, Australia
18/03/04
Email: kristal_lee_83@yahoo.com
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Have just read your site again for the umteenth time well I just got lucky. My cousin in Australia made a couple of entries - Jimmy if you read this drop me an e-mail its been a long time Hughie (sonny) Burns.

Submitted by: Sonny Burns
Niagara Falls on, Canada
16/03/04
Email: hburns7@cogeco.ca
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Does anyone know where I can get Photographs of Gilmour Street or Orchard St in the Gorbals and does anyone remember the mitchell or the rankins who lived there?

Submitted by: Agnes Ramsay (Nee Mitchell)
Glasgow, Scotland
16/036/04
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My name is Robert Lindsay I stayed at 10 South Portland Street, (64-1969). The things I remember most.... Websters pub, (my granda worked there). The bagwash, Ian's newsagent on Oxford Street. The barraman who sold fruit and veg. Also I don't see anyone here who went to my school, Gorbals Primary in Buchan Street, the worst football team around, we were hammered every week by Hayfield, Blackfriars, Abbotsford and everybody else in the immediate vicinity. Names from those days include Willie Hunter, Keith Grant, John Klezyck, Pat ferris, Anne Nixon, Josephine Crozier, Ruth Mellis, Moushtaqe Mohammed. Regards to you all Rob

Submitted by: Robert Lindsay
16/03/04
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Hi, I was wondering if anybody remembers my mother, aunty or grandfather. My Grandfathers name was James Cryans and lived in the Gorbals. He would have been born in the 1920's - 1930's (not 100%). He then left to go to the Navy when he was about 20. He married and had 2 girls in Australia. They then all moved back to Glasgow where my mother (Merryn Cryans) and her sister (Leanne Cryans) attended a school on London Road in Parkhead (roughly 1969). Does anyone remember these people? Submitted by: Kristal New South Whales, Australia 16/03/04 To Owen Dougan: Thank you for your email re the King family - couldn't reply because you didn't submit email address....I had a few friends that lived on Nicholson St, looking forward to hearing from you. Regards Anne

Submitted by: Anne Grimes (nee Donovan)
Whitby Ont, Canada
15/03/04
Email: lenann@rogers.com
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Has anybody got a copy of THE MAGIC OF THE GORBALS (the way we lived and laughed) I need it to do some research.

Submitted by: Colin Macfarlane
Pontypridd, South Wales
15/03/04
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com
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Hi Folks I've become addicted to this site, I am reading the anecdotes over & over. I married and moved to Doncaster some 30 years ago I grieved like hell for my parents and family however, I settled after a few years but I continue to come home at least once a year. Since finding this site it has made me really homesick and I never thought that I would go back to those days but here I am grieving again its mad. Enough counselling for me I've asked b4 however I will ask again can anyone remember my wee ma's family from 160 Florence St my granda was known as gunboat smith, my wee maw was Nellie Smith they had a family of 7 Annie, Minnie, Andy, Rose, Robert, Ellen & Jimmy. My other grandparents also from Florence St were Patrick & Daisy Kavanagh whose four sons were called Pat, John, James & Michael. Any memories I would love to hear them. Thanks for now THANKS TO THIS SITE NOW KNOWN AS PROZAC PATRICIA. ner mind

Submitted by: Patricia Kavanagh -
Hall Doncaster, South Yorkshire
13/03/04
Email: Bobpat25@aol.com
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Does anyone remember Richard Peddie or Mary Wall? Richard lived in Queens Park and Mary lived in Castlemilk. Looking for any old friends of my mom and dads. Hope to meet some.

Submitted by: Rosalind Peddie
Edmonton Alberta, Canada
13/03/04
Email: HynesSupermom@aol.com
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I am trying to find any living relatives of my Mum. She was born in 1911 in Holm Street Glasgow and was the youngest of Nine children. She has Altzheimers and still asks me to take her home to 46 Holdsworth Street. Her name is Williamina Norcup nee Mclaren. Her Mum was Mary and her Dad William, her Mums maiden name was McNeillage. My mum always said her Dad workd on the railways and her brother Peter Mclaren was gassed in the first world war and they brought him home but his lungs were perished at 24 years old he died. My Ma and her sister Jessie were Driver and clippie on the trams during the war and she met my Dad when he was stationed near Larges he was An english marine. I have no pictures of my grandad William Mclaren and wondered if any one could help me. Linda x

Submitted by: Linda Lever
Southampton, England
12/03/04
Email: Linlever@aol.com
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I am trying to find a bunch of pals of mine names Joe McConnell, John McGuire, Walter McLaughlin and Charlie Cox they all lived at Ballater Street at Inverkip Street next to the Green picture house. We were all in the Cameronian Cadet at Coplaw Street from 1947 to 1952, they were a great bunch of lads I would like to here from any of them. Yours sincerely Tommy Donnelly Brooklyn New York USA

Submitted by: Thomas Donnelly
Brooklyn New York, USA
09/03/04
Email: weecheekyman@msn.com
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I was born at 121 Lawmoor st in April 1946 my family name is McCabe father Jim, Mother Mary, brother Laurie and myself Norma. I know my brother had a lot of wee mates as he is 5 years older than me, one of them was called Joe Tohill. The house used to belong to my grandmother Margaret Smith she lived there for many years, she liked the odd bet on the horses and used to have a safe house for the bookies runners, does anyone remember her?? or our family. cheers norma

Submitted by: Norma Larkin
Auckland, New Zealand
08/03/04
Email: peter@edl.co.nz
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Answer to Johnny's question from kilmarnock Scotland. You could try Benny Lynch website http://www.bennylynch.co.uk regards Mike. ps this is a great website, I have learned a lot from it SLANTE.

Submitted by: Mike Rooney
Hamilton Ontario, Canada
08/03/04
Email: mikeirish@mountaincable.net
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I was born in Gorbals 62 Lawmoor St 1934 left in 1957 to go to the USA. I was in the Cameronian cadets 1947 to 52 would love to here from some of the people who live there, went to St Lukes school retired now work in investment banking with Goldman Sach & co in NYC, home often to see my beloved Celtic. Thomas Kelly Donnelly

Submitted by: Thomas Donnelly
Brooklyn New York, USA
08/03/04
Email: weecheekyman@msn.com
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Born at 363 lawmoor St, Paragon St. Francis Dixon's, dreepin off the Southern Necropolis, Caledonia social club, wee hoose-st. Bonaventures, bogies, dirty maggies, store-penny, drinks-air raid shelters, alfies fish and chips, Archie & Shamie Wright - peas & vinegar, pontoons on top of the middens, hot rolls at Sandyfaulds st, pen - "tims", "bully wee", the steamie, hampden roar, coal brickets, headers in the close, the ducksie, cowboy McCormack, Chic Calderwood, Frank McClintock. If you lived in the Gorbals you lived a full life. Never forget.

Submitted by: Dave S
Toronto, Canada
07/03/04
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I lived at 56 surrey st 1950-55. would be interested in hearing from anyone who lived at 141 or anyone who knows the Dalziels or Brawley families.

Submitted by: Myra Houston (Brawley)
Brantford Ontario, Canada
07/03/04
Email: tiger@citilinx.com
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Hi there I've just found this fabulous site. I was born in 167 Florence St as were my parents Minnie Smith and Pat Kavanagh. My Ma used to be a waitress in Knotts Cafe , I'd love to hear from anyone who new them in those days. I still come home frequently as I still have a large family there. Keep up the great site (Tricia Kavanagh).

Submitted by: Patricia Kavanagh-Hall
Doncaster, England
07/03/04
Email: Bobpat25@aol.com
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PLEASE put the number of the street they once lived in. There is not many gorbalonians left. (in glasgow)

Submitted by: J Miller
Glasgow, Scotland
06/03/04
Email: cablejointer@hotmail.com
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As an ex Gorbalesian I thought it might be of interest to some of you to see how Glasgow looked in earlier times. So if you log on to Town Plans - Views 1580-1919 you`ll see how the Gorbals looked way back then. I was very surprised to see that there used to be a Railway Stn. at the top end of Main St.(later renamed Gorbals St.). I know exactly where it was, if anyone else can remember, It was that triangular piece of ground immediatley before the railway bridge. Does anyone remember the explosion that happened in the starch works in Surrey St? It was about 1940 or 41. Some people were killed but I can`t remember too much about it. Hope this helps somebody Cheers. BMCL.

Submitted by: Bill Mclaren
Dumfries, Scotland
03/03/04
Email: Jody10@margo49.fsnet.
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As an exco.uk Reply top Carol re: The brazen heid in the 1960's it was called the Granite City Bar.

Submitted by: Colin Mac
pontypridd, South Wales
02/03/04
Email: colinmacuk@yahoo.com
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Hello again, still trying to find any of the McCormack's who lived at 380 Rutherglen Road, Gorbals between '30's and 40's. May, Rita, Jim would love to know what happened to you all. Would also like to find Hugh Bonner or Frances Bonner who live 'up oor close' as well from same time.

Submitted by: Jean Fairie
Melbourne, Australia
01/03/04
Email: gorbals@austarnet.com.au
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