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 Post subject: September 2002
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I went to Oatlands School between Pine Street and Gilmour Street in 1941/42 before my family went to Canada. I still have school photo but haven't a clue as to fellow classmates. Anyone out there interested? Please email hughgibson@btinternet.com

Submitted by: Hugh Gibson
Beith, Ayrshire
30/09/02

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It is really interesting reading all these stories. So many refer to streets and places in the Gorbals, that I thought someone might be interested in the following website for old Gorbals pictures: http://www.mitchelllibrary.org - click on virtual mitchell.

Submitted by: Mark Pearson
Gorbals, Scotland
30/09/02

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I lived in 106 Nicholson Street from 1939 to 1948. I would love to hear from other people from that close or area. I remember Mary Duffy, Morven McKenzie and Maria Pisanna who's mother owned the chippy at the top of Eglinton Street. Please email william.clark@ntlworld.com

Submitted by: Elizabeth McMillan Borland
Gorbals, Scotland
27/09/02

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I'm looking for anyone who would have known Harry Evans, born on Moffat Street in the Gorbals in 1936. Moved to Pollok in/around 1947 and went to Shawlands Academy. He moved to Canada in 1959. Please email scosar0303@hotmail.com. Thanks - his son Bill.

Submitted by: Bill Forbes
Brantford, Canada
26/09/02

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Looking for relatives - I lived in the Gorbals from 1939 - 1947, when my mother Jessie Munro took me to Canada. We lived at 65 Clelland Lane with my grandparents Andy and Sara Munro. It would be nice to contact other relatives to learn of the Munro background. Love to hear from you ammunro@telusplanet.net

Submitted by: Andy Munro
Edmonto, Alberta Canada
26/09/02

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In response to Maurice Coyne's query - The name of the man killed in Gorbals St on 1st July 1963 was Billy Bryden. There was a picture of the scene in the front of the Daily Record. It happened outside my parents window, it was a sad terrible night, I was home on holiday. Hope this helps.

Submitted by: Mary Boyd
Toronto, Canada
24/09/02

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In response to David McPhabb's query - Derry Trainer owns the cities Welcome Inn and can be contacted there.

Submitted by: Danny Graham
Glasgow, Scotland
22/09/02

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In response to Mr Moffats query - he now lives in Edinburgh's morningside area.

Submitted by: Danny Graham
Glasgow, Scotland
22/09/02

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I was born and bred in the Gorbals (Eglinton St). My family are Mick Wylie, Jim, Terrence, William, Nancy, Janice, Margaret and Anna. Does anyone remember us? Please email me if you do, it would be great to hear from you staplesmaureen@aol.com

Submitted by: Maureen Wylie
St Peterport, Guernsey
19/09/02

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I was brought up in 113 Crown St, otherwise known as Puddin Wulls. I went to St Lukes and St Bonaventures. I have been in Canada since 1964, but still go home to the Gorbals every 2 years. Keep up the good work GORBALS LIVE!

Submitted by: Joe Walker
Toronto, Canada
17/09/02

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Does anyone remember the names of any pubs in the Gorbals area? Or does anyone have any interesting stories of the pubs in the Gorbals? Would love to hear from anyone yesonparker@btinternet.com

Submitted by: John
Glasgow, Scotland
16/09/02

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I lived at 113 Rutherglen Rd in the forties and early fifties. I had lost my sight at age one and used to play football with a tin can, many a day in St Lukes yard as well as swim at Gorbals baths. I wonder if anyone out there remembers me? Lombardy's cafe beside our close, and the paper man who stood at the corner of Crown St and Rutherglen Rd. I remember quite a few families; Gillians, McCartneys, Murphy's and others form 'Puddin Wuls' in Crown St. Hope to hear from someone cog@mnsi.net

Submitted by: John Coggans
Ontario, Canada
15/09/02

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Does anyone remember Lennox's next to the George picturehouse in Crown Street where you would get your cheap sweets before the pictures? Also, Mary Puries at the top of Abbotsford Place, where if closed in desperation you would chap her door and ask for sweets. In my case - a poke of iced gems all wrapped up in paper shaped like a cone.

Does anyone remember the Rising Sun pub in Abbotsford Place? We stayed right across the road from it. God talk about entertainment - there was never a dull moment!

Yes, I remember the peanut man, the smell was nice but am I only one who thought the premises failed to comply with the then current health and safety standards, in otherwords was it no boggin? (ha ha)

Submitted by: Anonoymous
Glasgow, Scotland
15/09/02

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I was born in 23 Salisbury Street in 1948. My name is Margaret Paul and I can remember George's Dairy and the bookies had plenty of relations in the Street - Curly's and Friels. Old pals Mary and Gina.

Submitted by: Margaret Mitchell
Glasgow, Scotland
15/09/02

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Does anyone remember these pupils from Adelphi School in the 50's, they came from the Nicholson and Gorbals street areas. They were Dave McInnes, Sam Menzies, Harry Christie, Dunky Sodden, John Graham and Peter Semple? Please email allan@menzies13.fsnet.co.uk

Submitted by: Allan
Gorbals Glasgow, Scotland
14/09/02

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I was born at 366 Caledonia Rd in 1937. I remember 'the gasworks and Dixon Blazes'. Does anyone remember the name of the cinema on the corner of Caledonia Rd and Rutherglen Rd - besides 'the fleapit' that is? petham@telus.net

Submitted by: Peter Hamilton
Comox, Canada
14/09/02

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I was born in Thistle Street on 1946 at Cathcart Rd end, I stayed between the pub and Hinds potato merchants. Does anyone remember a circus that came to Thistle Street round about the early fifties? I went to Camden St school, then I moved to Govanhill and went to Calder Street school. chrisdevlin36@aol.com

Submitted by: Chris Devlin
Glasgow, Scotland
13/09/02

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In response to Hugh Douglas of Arrochar, I also remember the landmine which fell on the Twomax factory and killed a watchman who was blown into the adjacent cemetery (ironic). The second mine landed on the ice works in Polmadie and we at 474 Rutherglen Rd were on the flight path midway. I remember the outside air raid shelter which was damp and smelly which is why during an air raid everyone came down to our flat on the first floor and hoped for the best. I went to Oatlands School as did another contributor but we went to Nova Scotia Canada in August 1942 where my father was employed helping to build Liberty Ships for the war effort. We returned in 1946 and I now reside in Beith Ayrshire. Great website - keep up the good work and hope to meet a few people with similar memories. You can email me at hughgibson@btinternet.com
Submitted by: Hugh Gibson
Beith, Ayrshire
12/09/02

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My family lived at the shop at the top end of Thistle St (311) directly across from John B Hinds - the potato merchants till 1966. I can still remember vividly getting 'hudgies' the rare times a lorry came down the street, playing 'kick the can', 'kiss, cat or torture' and 'statues'. Going to the Saturday matinee at the George and getting broken wafers from the shop next door. There was a great chippy round the corner from us in Caledonia Rd 'The Deep Sea', and my brother Jack still maintains to this day it sold the best fish supper ever!

I can remember the corner boys who used to congregate outside the 'Blarney Stone' (Seils's). My brother Jack, Connie, Pat, Jim Brogan, the Bradley brothers, Gus McManus, my cousins, Frank and Charlie Boyle and Jim Wray (Aye! THAT Jim Wray, the now MEP!!).

Although I was always too young for the pubs, I can remember peeping in through the swing doors of the Blarney Stone: a sea of 'bunnets' and tobacco smoke. There was a newsagent on the corner called Mary Mac's and my Ma used to send me down for 10 Capstan and the Daily Record on 'tick' till Friday. I must admit when people find out I was brought up in the Gorbals, I get the usual 'it must have been terrible being brought up in such conditions', and I know its easy to look at the past with rose coloured glasses, but I never felt deprived. My brother lived in a close across the road and my sister in the one next to us. My uncle and aunties all lived a minutes walk away from us and there was always a feeling of 'belonging' and community. I still go the what's left of the Gorbals anytime I'm in Glasgow. John B Hinds was the last bastion of Thistle Street to go, and its obvious from this excellent website that I'm not the only one who misses the place and those times.

Submitted by: Dominic Boyle
Telford, England
11/09/02

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I delivered groceries for Fogell's bakery shop in Hospital Street in 1941 (I was 12 years old). I used to cycle to Giffnock once a week.

Submitted by: Alex Birrell
Glasgow, Scotland
11/09/02

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I lived at 123 Florence Street. I was born in 1947, I remember that we stayed near a church and there was a lot of weddings. My gran Euphemia Prentice lived at 6 Salisbury Street - I am tracing my family. My fathers name was Robert Paul, he married Jean Prentice. My grandfather Robert Paul (hammerman) married Catherine McDougall in 1900 at 34 Abbotsford Place. If you have any information please email me at ann@raffan37190.fsnet.co.uk

Submitted by: Ann Raffan
Tain, Scotland
10/09/02

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Born Rottenrow 1935 stayed at 474 Rutherglen Road. Went to Oatlands School still have school photo taken. Went to Canada (Nova Scotia) 1942, dad working on Liberty Ships. Returned 1946 to Largs then Pollok, have many fond memories. Neighbours could not stand smell and dampness of air raid shelter so everyone came down to our 1st floor flat during the air raids. Saw Pinnochio at the Ritz on Caledonia Road and had nightmares about the whale. Nice to see the website - hope I bring back some memories?

Submitted by: Hugh Gibson
Beith, Scotland
10/09/02

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Well what a site! How about Salisbury Street early 50's, they were big tenements but the road was wide and cars, few and far between. Peanuts under the bridge, the smell is ever in my memory bank. Turn left at the bottom of the street at Teachers pub, walk on and the cake shop wow! Turn right at the other end and the fish and chip shop. Up to the coalhills where you could as a boy get out with a barrowman selling proper coal briquettes. Brilliant site - fond memories, some nasty ones but us kids seem to have had more protection then. The street gang wars they appeared to be in different levels i.e. adults depending on which pub they drank in and the not so adult defending their borders and then the kids defending their close. And the proper spelling i.e. geesabootlamulk - FAB!

Submitted by: Michael Maley
Kent, England
10/09/02

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Does anyone remember my grandparents bakery - Fogell's?

Submitted by: Kathrine Hirst
Ealing, London
09/09/02

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Hi, I was born on Center Street in Tradeson but I went to St John's then to Cleland St School in the Gorbals both RC Schools. Although, I used to play football with the prody school on Center Street, all my pals went to that school. I was born in 1938 then moved to Pollok and moved to St Convals a co-ed school. I was happy with that but the best times are my memories of playing after school in the Gorbals with my school buddies and going to the E&ES on Eglinton Street on Saturday's. Would like to hear from anyone from that time. You can email me at gersfan38@aol.com

Submitted by: Bob Shaw
Vancouver, Canada
09/09/02

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