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 Post subject: April 2003
PostPosted: Mon Nov 26, 2012 2:15 pm 
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My true Gorbals icons, Dan Cronnin the Gorbals gangster with a heart, he would come up the street if somebody's furniture was out in the street to be avicted and he would pay the debt and that was a man with a heart. Then there was Maw Devine, Martin Devine and Isa from the bookies. I would go in with a line for my father for four bob and Isa would give me two bob back for school. Maw Devine would have all the old neighbours in at night to watch TV. Sometimes I was included as my Granny Maw Pattison was one as was Calligan, Dalton and Russell. Old Tam Russell another great, Mick Kelly, Barnies Bar we used to take in the empties let the door swing then back out with the same old empties and back in with them again, you soon got the money for the Pictures as they used to say it has been the greatest education I could ever had to be a Gorbals Boy. One day I hope to be able to sit down with my own grandchildren and tell them my experience of my days in the Gorbals and all the good people.

Submitted by: David Kerr
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
27/04/03
Email: david@kerr216.fsnet.co.uk

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Oot the windae - have a look at the new website called oot the windae... a brilliant wee site, old Glasgow memories and photographs, a great book. Look at http://www.ootthewindae.net

Submitted by: William
Glasgow, Scotland
25/04/03

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I am looking for anyone who knew Frances Kelly, who was age 14 when she left Gorbals. She may have had an older brother who would be age 70 now, called Tammy Kelly. Please DO contact me if you knew the Kelly family.

Submitted by: Ali
England
22/04/03
Email: alice@groupsupplies.com

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Does anyone remember Cavendish St at Eglinton? I lived at no. 60 above the Dollar Rae Store. Knew a Jim Campbell and a Davie Craig, left there in 1957 or 58.

Submitted by: William Haggerty
Toronto, Canada
18/04/03
Email: williamhaggerty@rogers.com

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This one is for Tommy Deehan who has such vivid memories of his days with the Rancel. I remember the team too... or more accurately, my mum washing the team strips in the sink at McNeil Street. You did well remembering Shug Wiseman and Tommy. He and my dad, Billums Taylor and my uncle - Davy McLean were great mates and ran the team together for a few years in the fifties. My dad claimed that they "sold" Pat Crerand for a set of strips and some corrugated iron... me thinks this may have been something of a tale but hey who knows. He had a similar story for Frank McLintock! Anyway, its nice to know that there are still some folks out there who remember the good ol' days and that they weren't all about razor weilding and money lending... as my mum never tired of saying, there was more good folks come out of the Gorbals than there ever was bad! Best wishes to you all... Mary.

Submitted by: Mary Taylor (Now Robertson)
Glasgow, Scotland
15/04/03
Email: mary.robertson@absolutestudios.com

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My grandfather was born in Glasgow and his family ran a pub called Molloy's in the Gorbals for a number of years (my guess would be between WW1 and the end of WW2). I have occasionally heard the name of the pub in connection with Benny Lynch the boxer, and have spoken to one or two people who were in the pub itself many years ago. I was hoping to find a photo of the bar (through a photo archive service) that I might be able to buy. Or any other info that might be of interest. I have checked the virtual mitchell website, so far with no luck! Any info that you (or your parents/grandparents) might have would be great. Such as, do you know which street the pub was on? If you think you can point me in the right direction, I'd be very grateful, thanks Sean.

Submitted by: Sean Molloy
Dublin, Ireland
15/04/03
Email: molloysean@hotmail.com

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Does anyone remember me (I was known as Ludo at school). Schools were Oatlands Primary and Adelphi Secondary. My family ran the fish and chip shop in Braehead St at the corner of Rutherglen Rd, next to the Braehead Bar and just across the street from the Ritz picture house. I left Scotland in the seventies, went to England, then New Zealand then moved to Australia where I have been ever since. Would be interested to hear from anyone who does remember me. Or if you don't remember me, perhaps you remember my brother Aldo? He has just returned home after visiting us here in Australia.

Submitted by: Louis Ulivi
Chittaway Point n.s.w, Australia
13/04/03
Email: ulivi@bigpond.com.au

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Just a wee short note to remind all you lovely Gorbals people of the mighty Caltonians FC aka Bartons Brazilians FC victory in the Gorbals cup. The caltonians ran riot on three seperate years. If you want to torture your Gorbals brain with more details, please do not hesitate to ask the master.

Submitted by: Gary Barton
Calton Glasgow, Scotland
12/04/03
Email: caltonian@yahoo.com

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Just discovered your site. Fantastic! I remember listening to Valentine Dyall, the Man in Black on the radio. Does anyone remember any stories apart from The Beast with Five Fingers and the Mokey's Paw?

Submitted by: Mary Milligan
Inverness, Scotland
08/04/03

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Can anyone tell me anything on my father who's name is Jack Coyne, lived in Gorbals Street in the late fifties early sixties. Also, any info on his brothers and sisters who were Theresa, Margaret, Kitty, Ian and Kenny and also my Gran Catherine. Any info would be appreciated, my father passed away seven years ago at the age of 56. My email address is supplied.

Submitted by: Maurice Coyne
Glasgow, Scotland
07/04/03
Email: momocoyne@tiscali.co.uk

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Who remembers "Wee Murrins, Murns" on Sandyfaulds Street? Her wee shop was to the left of the gates to St. Francis School on Sandyfaulds Street (The infant playground). She was a wee, tiny woman and only came up to the top of the counter. She sold glasses of ginger in wee whisky glasses for a penny a time. She sat by the fire in her wee shop and wore a shawl over her shoulders all the time. God help her she was the object of a lot of ridicule now that I think of it. Of course, not by me :) :)

Submitted by: Margaret McGettigan (Burgdorf)
Westfield NJ, USA
07/04/03
Email: Glenmrnin@aol.com

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I remember so well "DIRTY MAGGIE'S" bookstore on Rutherglen Rd, also remember "May Dick's" store which was also on Rutherglen Rd, and the "Cumbie Gang" as I was from Moffat Street. Would love to hear from any old friends from that "era". Those were the days!!

Submitted by: Lettie McCollum (Armstrong)
Edmonton, Canada
04/04/03
Email: lettimcc@hotmail.com

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To the relatives of the Fogell family, there is a picture of Fogell's shop in the book about the Gorbals I mentioned earlier. The book also includes Laurieston, Hutchesontown and Oatlands. Loads of pictures of all the old streets. To Edward McGaughan - I have a newspaper picture of the E.E's from the Evening Times series Millennium Memories.

Submitted by: Anne Johnston
Clydebank, Scotland
03/04/03
Email: annejohnston11@aol.com

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My daughter researched this website and I'm overjoyed to read all the nostalgic reminises of Glasgow and my old stamping ground. No more Barmans left now just a heap of old grave stones. We lived in the 1st floor tenement at 664 Eglinton Toll. I attended Cuthbertson St and Queens Park schools. I was born 1937 and (Freda my sister) 1933. Is Netta (Devon St) still in Glasgow? Penny Bernstein (Thistle St circa 1940's), a great pal still in America? Mrs Browns Bakery shop off Gorbals St, corner Rutherglen Rd, run by Issac sold superb cakes, my sister married him. We also bought Baigell's from Fogell's - great stuff! Does anyone remember the Sunday night dances at the Jewish Institute on South Portland St? (Strutting and eyeing up the talent) Plaza Ballroom just off the Toll - Victoria Rd. Who can remember? Tuesday nights birrowing around the fountain like Fred Astaire/Ginger Rodgers. Great memories!!!

Submitted by: Anne Shipper (nee Barman)
Cardiff, Wales U.K.
02/04/03
Email: DAVISS220@aol.com

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