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|Author:||thegorbals admin [ Fri Nov 23, 2012 2:56 pm ]|
|Post subject:||December 2002|
Anyone remember Josephine Robinson from Gorbals St. she went to St. Johns school before they went to live in Ireland. Her granny Bartley lived on Lawmoor St. with her uncle Robert, and Auntie Bridie Bartley, they used to sell there wares at Paddy's market.
They were the good old days.....
Submitted by: Margaret
I wonder if my memory is accurate in thinking that Christmas was only minimally celebrated in the Gorbals - and for that matter other parts of Glasgow in the '40's and 50's. Workers didn't have Christmas Day off; stores were open, and decorations were few. New Year was the real holiday. Poverty explained it no doubt. I'm sure times have changed, but we were real pagans then even if we Catholics went to Mass on the Day.
Submitted by: John Coggans
I am trying to trace my granmother's roots. On my Mother's Gorbal's birth certificate she is Jeannie Dalziel Allan. Her last known addresses 1910/1911 were 40.1/2 Elderslie St. c/o Mrs Bryce & 175 Holm St., Anderston,( Rankin).
My mother Grace lived with Vincenta Garcia & Annie Dunne @ addresses in Gorbals & Anderston untill she was 6yrs of age. I would appreciate any information on Jeannie Dalziel or Allan etc. You can contact me by email.
Submitted by: James McCormick
Does anyone remember Joe McLean who drank at the Clelland pub in Hospital Street and lived in Eglinton Street in the mid 60s? He is believed to have emigrated to the U.S.A. sometime between 1967 and 1970.
He is an old friend of mine who I would like to make contact with and would appreciate anyone that knows how I can contact him to e-mail me.
Submitted by: Moira Thomson
Wellington, New Zealand
Southern Necropolis website has now been updated...Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2003 to all visitors to this fascinating and unique "window on time"...www.southernnecropolis.com
Submitted by: Colin Mackie
My name is Anne Grimes, I lived on 6 Oxford Lane in the 50's.
I would like to find Margaret, Nan and George Kirk, Gavin Boyce, Billy Dunn, George Mullen, Mamie Law (her mum passed away sometime in the 50's), Dianne Lewis, Alec Goodwin and Jim Lenaghan.
We all lived in the same area, we were really poor, of course not all of us but, we didn't know how poor we really were because everyone was the same, we had a great time in the Gorbals, my brother Brian and I get quite nostalgic when we talk over old times.
We now live in Canada, I have for 39 years and Brian for 19 (I think). We would love to hear from our old friends from the Gorbals.
Regards Anne and Brian.
ps Brian has a framed picture of himself and Billy Dunn.
Submitted by: Anne Grimes
I was born in 1947 and raised in 6 Oxford lane in the Gorbals. I went to Gorbals school, my granny lived at 50 Surrey Street and it seemed like we spent an awful lot of time there. There was always a pot of soup on the cooker and we always got a good feed whenever we were there. My mum and dad both came from Thistle St. Our family were the Shannon's, Wilson's and the Smiths. The best time of my life was in the Gorbals and I left in 1957.
Submitted by: Brian Donovan
I was born in Thistle St in 1946 at Cathart Rd end. I stayed between the pub and Hinds potato merchants. Does anyone remember a circus that came to Thistle Street round about early fifties? I went to Camden Street school then I moved to Govanhill and went to Calder Street school.
Submitted by: Joan Devlin
Dr Gladstone Robertson was our family Doctor. We lived on 24 Centre Street, next to the school. I would like some info on the book about him or contact from anyone from Centre Street. Great site, really enjoy it, it makes you wish you were back in those days. So much for the bad old days!
Submitted by: Bobby Shaw
My father Walter John ("Danny") DANFORTH was born in Clydebank and grew up in 408 Crown Street in the 1920's and 1930's. His parents were Ernest and Cecilia DANFORTH. Cecilia was an INCH before marrying. Dad went to Adelphi Terrace school and had 2 brothers Robert and Ernest. He also had a sister Margaret who was adopted when her parents left the Gorbals for USA. Uncle Ernie also lived in 302 Dumbarton Road. After my dad joined the RAF at 15 and came to England, he never went back to live in Scotland and we seldom visited, so I've never known what his home was like. Its great to see and read so many wonderful memories here. If anyone remembers my DANFORTH family or can tell me more about Crown Street, I'd love to hear from you. Celia Renshaw (last in the line of Scottish Cecilia's and proud of it!)
Submitted by: Celia Renshaw
Hi, Finin Christie here originally from Palmerstown, Dublin 20, Ireland. My grandfather came from Scotland, don't know what part, his name was James Christie. If anybody remembers him as a young boy, as I must have relations in Scotland, Ireland and England. I would welcome any replies. Also, on my fathers side - my grandmother, brother went to Australia, never to be seen again until around 15 years ago. His name is Tom Mulford but used this mothers maiden name, which was Finn. If any of his family would like to contact me I would welcome them.
Submitted by: Finin Christie
Coolgreaney Gorey, Wexford Ireland
We are publishing a book on the Gorbals next year. Any info your readers had on Gorbals history would be welcome. Especially steamies (names, locatons, anecdotes); games such as "kiss", "kick the can", "American Times" etc (what were they, rules and so on). Also memories of moving from the tenements to new corpy housing. Thanks
Submitted by: Rudolph Kenna
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