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As a small child during the late 50s and early 60s I remember the great circuses which used to come to town. Billy Smarts, Bertrum Mills and Chipperfields were the ones that stuck in my mind. But which one had the world famous CoCo the clown and the elephant which drove a specially built jeep from the Falmouth Railway Station to the big top sited on the towns rugby ground. And is there a web site I could visit to view these long past happy memories?

Submitted by: David Saunby
Falmouth, Cornwall
30/10/04
Email: davidsaunby@tesco.net
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Looking for anyone who attended St.Lukes Ballater st from 1974/78, get in touch if you remember me.

Submitted by: Jacqui Harrigan
Gorbals, Glasgow
30/10/04
Email: jacqui_conor@yahoo.co.uk
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To wee Betty of oz - just wondering if you recieved my email I sent a few months ago regarding Ester thanks Bob Kidd?

Submitted by: Bob Kidd
London, UK
29/10/04
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Does anyone remember the new era bar in Rutherglen rd? My mother was Catherine Kelly she had a brother richard (Dick). Does anyone know where I can find a photo? Sadly my mother and her brother are now passed away.

Submitted by: Libby Cameron
Cumnock, Ayrshire
29/10/04
Email: libbycameron298@msn.com
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Can anyone remember what year it was when there was a tragic accident when 4 children were involved in a collision with a bus, I think 3 of them died and only one survived. I think it was round about Moffat st in the seventies at some time?

Submitted by: Michele
Glasgow, Scotland
28/10/04
Email: michele6665@aol.com
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My great, great grandparents were married in the Gorbals in 1848. I have already posted a question but forgot to mention their names, which were Robert Milligan and Ruth Eden. Also my email address.

Submitted by: Lynne Williams
Stockport, England
28/10/04
Email: lynneatanfield@ntlworld.com
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To Lynne Williams, you can join Genes Reunited to build your family tree - it costs 7 pounds to join. Good Luck Ann

Submitted by: Ann
Ontario, Canada
28/10/04
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I was born in a single end at the corner of lawmoor st. and caledonia road. The memories of living in the gorbals are endless and the gorbals anecdotes sometimes leave me day dreaming about the countless adventures in the first seventeen years of my life. I grew up and was educated in the streets of the gorbals (hutchesontown) and would not trade that for anything. Sometimes I wonder about Neil McFadyen and all the others too numerous to mention.

Submitted by: Dave Stevenson
Toronto, Canada
27/10/04
Email: stevenson@rogers.com
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Looking through the site again, everyone has the same thoughts as me, same memories, great times and most important, great lifelong friends I can still call on if needed. There are too many "penny hapeny" pals out there!! Lived at 73 Thistle St, brothers Richard and Billy and half brother and sister Allan and Magaret Jones, best pals John Masterson and Anderson Moore, if anyone remembers anything, let me know, check out first contact six months back, Awrabest.

Submitted by: Irvine Russell
Paris, Ontario, Canada
27/10/04
Email: irv73@rogers.com
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Two hairdressing salons in Glesga. One: "Aff yer Heid" the other: "Curl up and Dye" Pure, Dead, Brilliant!!

Submitted by: Anne Johnston
Clydebank, Scotland
27/10/04
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Does anyone remember my mother - Isabella Mulholland? She lived in Maxwell Crescent, High Blanytre. She had brothers Charles, David and sisters Cecilia and Sarah. Father was David. Just wishing to find out snippets about mum's life and her friends etc.

Submitted by: Pat Bain
Weston-super-Mare, England
27/10/04
Email: pat.bain@ukes.aerospace.gknplc.com
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Hi, my great, great grandparents originated from Gorbals. I sent for their marriage certificate (from Scotland's People) however it was a copy of a parochial register which gave no information other than the fact they married in 1848. As I want to trace my ancestors further back does anyone know how I can achieve this?

Submitted by: Lynne Williams
26/10/04
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I was born in 223 Thistle Street top floor 1947. I left the Gorbals when I was 6 to move to Ibrox. I have few memories but two that stick in my mind are the midden men shewing us up the stairs while they emptied the bins, the rats that came from behind were the size of cats (probably) not I was six. I went once a week to Rosebuds with twins who stayed in the next close and I can still feel the distaste of their older sister who had to walk us there. I wish I could remember names. I had a brother Gordon, my parents were Flora and Matt (Nobby) Clark. I believe my fathers family lived near by but I don't know them. My mothers family Gordon lived in McKinlay Street. There was subsidence in their back courts and access was blocked. I can remember being lifted out of the window with my brother to get my photo taken but could not understand why we could not play there. My jeely pieces in Thistle Street were flung down in brown bags to the back court. I've enjoyed reading all that everybody had to say and I'll be visiting the site regularly.

Submitted by: Linda Langford (nee Clark)
Aberdeen, COUNTRY
26/10/04
Email: Linora13@hotmail.com
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Does anyone have any info on Margaret Falconer who was born at 66 Hospital Street in 1913, her mother's name was Alice?

Submitted by: Anne Robertson
Glasgow, Scotland
25/10/04
Email: ifr1948@hotmail.com
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My name is Jessie Walker, I was born in 5 Thistle Street in 1933 and left to elope in 1952. I went to Buchan Street school and then went onto Adelphi Terrace. My maws name was katie Walker who married in later years to Boaby White. I left school and went to work in Masseys the grocers. People I remember from school is: Mildred Steen, Fae Duffy, Nan Connelly, and Agnes Turnbull. I loved living in the Gorbals it was a great community and everyone looked out for each other. We were very poor but always clean and happy. I remember being sent into the toon for ribs and a ham haugh for sundays dinner and some whelks and mussels. I loved going to Paddys market and prayed every week that I would get a kilt as all my pals had one. I eventually got one years later but they were out of fashion and trousers had been introduced for the wumman. I got a job as a clippy on the buses and this is were I met my late husband Jimmy Cameron. I remember cochranes, Wullie Wilson the butcher in Crown street. My memories of living in the Gorbals are the length of 5 motorways and I'll always be proud to say "I'm a Gorbals lassie".

Submitted by: Jessie Walker
Glasgow, Scotland
24/10/04
Email: joycebell123@yahoo.co.uk
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I am looking for my mum, her name is Alice McKenzie of Dunmore St Gorbals, Glasgow. This is al the information that I have, would like to hear if anybody knows something about her. Have never known her, but would like to.

Submitted by: Wardene Riggs
Doncaster, England
24/10/04
Email: wardene@btinternet.com
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Anyone from the stretch of Florence st between Cumberland St and caledonia Rd please reply thanks.

Submitted by: Jim McGill
Sompting, England
20/10/04
Email: james.mcgill3@btinternet.com
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My maiden name was Sheena Harkins, my brother was Billy, my mother was Helen and my dad was William. We lived at 133 Surrey street Gorbals and went to Abbotsford Primary. My granny's name was Marion McCracken anyone who remembers could u please drop me a line. I moved to Australia in 1979 but come back for visits.

Submitted by: Jane Black
pakenham, Australia
20/10/04
Email: plrtech@aapt.net.au
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Born Gorbals 1944 at 12 Portugal street, father Hugh Farrell mother Margaret nee McCafferty moved to 103 Crown st. Fathers sister Marion married George Kavanagh who also lived at 103 Crown St, she and Daisy Kavanagh of Florence st I think were sisters in law. Could Patricia Kavanagh or Ann Williams please get in touch I think we are related.

Submitted by: Betty Earl
Portknockie, Scotland
19/10/04
Email: bettyearl96@hotmail.com
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Does anyone remember John McKay and his brother Dandy quite a well known peterman? I served In the Navy with John they were fine people.

Submitted by: John Archer
Vera, Spain
19/10/04
Email: guardia12000@yahoo.co.uk
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Anybody remember Ann Todd who lived in Lawmoor Street around 1955?

Submitted by: Ann Todd
Brampton, Canada
18/10/04
Email: redkilty@aol.com
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My name is Jackie McDonough, I was born in Orchard St (Oatlands) my mother was called Margaret Burns, died when she was 29. My father moved to 3 Ballater St, it was next to McKellars pub at the Gorbals Cross. I lived there, from age 5 til 15. I went to St Johns then Holyrood. Up my close were Mchughes (Pat) was a friend, the Birrels, Wrays and Carrols above. Another friend was Davie McConnell, next close. I used to go to Hell's Kitchen cafe in Eglinton St. Yes some great memories from the old Gorbals, I have lived in England for the past 40 years but still miss the glesga patter. Hope some of my old friends read this.

Submitted by: Jackie McDonough
16/10/04
Email: jack.mcdonough@tiscali.co.uk
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If you don't mind a couple of swear words, log onto a Glasgow Halloween http://www.flamjam.com/halloween/ sure to bring a smile to your face!

Submitted by: Anne Johnston
Clydebank, Scotland
13/10/04
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With all the talk about Vioxx does anyone remember Dr. Emma Gibb? She had her surgery at the corner of Sandyfaulds Street and Cumberland Street. No appointments necessary. Just go to the office and take a seat. If you needed a housecall, you delivered a note to Birrell's the Chemist and it was passed on to her and she came to the house. Anyway, she used to give out these tablets (pills) called "M and B's". They were used for everything - from a headache to virtually anything you complained about. I wonder what the initials "M and B" stood for. Anyone out there have any thoughts on this?

Margaret McGettigan Burgdorf
Westfield, NJ, USA
11/10/04
Email: Glenmornin@aol.com
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I am trying to trace any information regarding my ancestor Robert Millighan married to Ruth Eden in Gorbals parish 1848. It would help me greatly if you have any information or could point me in the right direction.

Submitted by: Stevan Milligan
08/10/04
Email: thelight1974@yahoo.com
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I remember my brother Gerry and his pals used to come to the house practicing their jive mooves, the whole house used to shake and the man down stairs would have a fit. Those were the good old days.

Submitted by: Mary Millerick
Chesapeake, Virginia
06/10/04
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Hi JIVER, Your wife is half right, lady"s night was Tuesday and Thursday, remember the burds got a book of ten tickets, and they could nod their heeds after 9pm. Also from the 5th dance, there were prizes if you had the correct ticket number - chocolates fur the burds and fags fur the guys. I was actualy lucky once and won 40 capstan, worth a fortune, fags were dear for us teenagers then. I rember wilsons too, but I went to dalgleashes somewhere up the town. Remember it was 1/6p for barraland, I vageualy think it was 6p for the jivin and a shilling on a Saturday night. Aw ra best JIVER.

Submitted by: Owen
Glasgow, Scotland
05/10/04
Email: ny231g@bushinternet.com
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I am looking for my children kiddnapped by their Mother Pamela in 1989. Looking for Samatha and Keaton McCafferty May have changed their last name to Morgan. Last known living in the Houston Texas area. Please if you have any information on them, email at once. I miss and love them very much and I spend many hours each day on the internet looking for clues. If you have any other ways of looking please advise as I have tried most everything. Including paying for info that was not accurate. They were both born in Miami Florida and then moved to the Houston Texas area. All my Love to both of them, Dad Eddy W McCafferty

Submitted by: Eddy McCafferty
Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, USA
05/10/04
Email: akroneddyelvis@yahoo.com
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Hi Owen aboot Barraland Thursday nights the girls giving u the nod. My wife said it was a Tuesday she should know as she was one o the girls that gave u the nod ha haaaa the wee (50s) jiver.

Submitted by: Jiver
Oz
05/10/04
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Barraland jivein corner wit aboot Johnny Wilsons jive club on Aitkenhead Rd and Bothwell st. Sheer magic wee wullie malley dance all night sabu 6,6 or near enough throw the lassies over his shoulder and between his lanky legs mid 50s 2bob membership 2bob to get in and never any trouble, 5 minute walk from the soo side twenty minute walk from Castlemilk. Ask the teens to walk that far today I'm sure they'd faint. Memories are always great, sadly we will never see those days again but lets hope for the young ones sake it all comes back - old jiver.

Submitted by: Jiver
Oz
05/10/04
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For TAM GLASGOW, Type JOHN RAMENSKY, On "Ask Jeeves" search machine, also log on to "firstfoot.com/great%20scot/ramensky.htm. You should get some useful info there.

Submitted by: Owen
Glasgow, Scotland
04/10/04
Email: ny231g@bushinternet.com
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I'm trying to track down Johnnie Daniels who was from the Gorbals and was posted to Canada during the second world war - John Garrett would love to hear from him if he's still around. Any info gratefully rec'd.

Submitted by: Alice Bradley
Hamilton, Scotland
04/10/04
Email: abradley@scot1.freeserve.co.uk
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AH BARRALAND, Dancing to Billy McGreggor and the Gaybirds (naw they wurrny poofs) on a Thursday night, when the birds picked up the guys, they didny ask, just a nod of the heed. Hot pie and peas in the cafe at the bottom of the hall, not forgetting the jivers corner. 56/60 where are you now, Jean Allen, Cathy Hopkins from Birkinshaw and Cathy Arnott from Drumoyne?

Submitted by: Owen
Glasgow, Scotland
01/10/04
Email: ny231g@bushinternet.com
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Born 1955, 141 Sandyfauld St. Went to Hayfield Primary School, grew up with Eddie Mulligan, moved to Waddell Court. Have some great memories of running about the Gorbals me and Eddie.

Submitted by: Pat Smith
Glasgow, Scotland
01/10/04
Email: r.gallacher@ntlworld.com
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Does anyone have any further information of the life and times of Johnny Raminsky? Trying to write a book about his adventurous life.

Submitted by: Tam
Glasgow, Scotland
01/10/04
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CUMBIE - from mid 50's, all in their late 60's - 70's where are they all now; cochie, chic mcqueen, boyle, sabu, pimpy, terry, kerr, murphy, dagger, achy. Age catches up with us all the grey matter gets less or is it all the belts about the head makes us forget the good old days in the Gorbals. Do u remember the jivein clyde valley stompers, Barraland with the usual barney after with the toy chick our favourite barney. Ah daft wee boys but great fun hope u are all still kicking, who had the best made to measure suit tweedie with the yellow velvet collar were have we all gone?

Submitted by: Boyle
Oz
01/10/04
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