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Ronald, William, David thanks Submitted by: Think I would know. And to the others who go on about my Uncle Hughie being a mad person with a reputation that they are still talking about to this day - complete slander - stop writing crap about folk.
Feel free to reply. Anne if you read this please drop me a line and catch up. Where did you live if you don't mind saying, i still see my sisters in glasgow, do you remember them? Sandra died 5 years ago that was very sad, my uncle mick died two weeks before, anyway as mr tenQ said we have great memory and that i have, i think this site is great, there is so much that you want to ask.
Anyway hope to here from you again luv pat. PS me and my sisters joan, sandra and brother john were born here in london we are my dad's second family haha, as you would know he had 4 childern in glasgow then us 4 in london want a family haha but i love them. The new book by Colin MacFarlane is pure dead brilliant.
What a great story teller he is. The Real Gorbals Story is one of the best books I have ever read. The wee twists and turns of the story line pull at your emotions. What is so great about it is the creation of the "feel" of the old Gorbals. There is no book on the subject that can touch it by a million miles. Do yourself a favour and go and buy as many as you can afford. One for yourself to keep-you can dip into it whenever you feel that longing to be in that magical place in your imagination,for a good old therapeutic belly laugh or wee greet for absent friends.
I guarantee it will be the best Xmas present you can give-even if they never experienced the magic of the place the work stands up on its own as a bloody good tale. Only one fault that I could find is that Colin mentions that the Steamie and the bagwash were one and the same thing. The bagwash I remember was in Waddell St and owned by a big Polish man. The stuff he put in to clean the clothes bleached them to an unrecognisable colour and rotted the fabric.
Cheers Rita Submitted by: I worked in the Pig and Whistle in the rearly-mid 60's with Rose and Jimmy and I knew a Mrs Roberts then who had a boy and a girl-can't tell by your name if you are male and female!
I remember Mrs Roberts had a sister who lived in Hayfield St. My cousin Billy Hawkins and his wife Miriam still go to the Piggie every weekend-that would bore the life out of me, same folk same talk.
A wee occasional visit though is brilliant and you can catch up with all the gossip. Take care, Rita Submitted by: Your dad was a good friend of my dad and your uncle john davis was known by all who came from the gorbals he could tell more and better stories than ten quid i am suprised he wasnt sure about them or doris her brother artie and the steens would have told her about the davis clan and the good people they were.
I'm sure others reading gorbals anecdotes would tell you the same but like myself this one exception dont get round to it and maybe we all should.
Is that the same Rita who used to stay at gorbals cross and hang oot her window every friday waiting for her wee man wullie to come oot the pub I was in melbourne a couple of times and was going to try and look wullie up and have a drink with him but I remembered your famous saying to me when I used to come up for wullie to go for a pint the next time your passing just pass anyhow it was nice seeing your post and it brought back a few good memories well rita tell wullie i was asking for him and i hope you wullie and your two daughters are in good health Submitted by: Any way on a cheerier note it is always a nice family dinner with all the trimmings.
T Q ah remember when we lived in Manhattan Bch, and we had a pool put in, I used to just float there efter wurk, and made me feel like a movies star jist thinking how good does it get and no to shabby fur a couple of uneducated people and a lot of other Scots as well all seemed to get oan.. Ane time me and Tosh decided efter the weans wur doon, ti gi skinny dipping, now that was a great feeling!
Another time me and all the wimmin wer hivin a womens night, a few drinks some meat balls the usual grubstakes, when we all decided to go skinny dipping and at the count of three we awe jump in, right. It was a lot of good memories and fun to have. My kids had a ball with it plus all the neices and nephews all from Scotland to, all my American friends couldnae get rid o them as they jist loved ti hear the kids speak real thick brouges, till they went to school and got Americanized, it was funny hearing oor weans trying to speak Glaswiegin.
A remember a American saying to me, Doris were does one get the courage to leave their own country to come here and not know what is in front of you when your family and friends are all in Scotland, never gave it a second thought jist did it.
Like everything else took it all in stride, and man it has been some life cannie believe hauf o the daft stuff that ah hiv done but it is all about making what we think is the best choice at the moment, and ah have done some brammers such is life. So to all health and good life enjoy it DAM Submitted by: Is that the same Rita who used to stay at gorbals cross and hang oot her window every friday waiting for her wee man wullie to come oot the pub I was in melbourne a couple of times and was going to try and look wullie up and have a drink with him but I remembered your famous saying to me when I used to come up for wullie to go for a pint the next time your passing just pass anyhow it was nice seeing your post and it brought back a few good memories well rita tell wullie i was asking for him and i hope you, wullie and your two daughters are in good health.
Hi Billy, I did try contacting you through the Moderator asking if he could pass on to you my email address but he said you had not informed them of yours. I did send a reply to you but either I hit the wrong button or it's lost somewhere in cyberspace. I was begginning to think I was ready for the starring role in the "Last of the Mohicans" but's it's nice to know somebody from the old gang is still out there. We settled in East Kilbride, had 2 kids than left on a work contract to Zambia in My last visit home was in 73 where we stopped at my folk's place in Turnlaw Street.
My old bedroom had now vista views as most of the surrounding tenements were gone. I caught up with some of our old sparring partners from the top floor of Hayfied at a dance we went to at St Mungo Halls. My mother thought it hilarious when they told her I hadn't changed, still had my "Roy Rogers" face but they knew that underneath I was a hard little B I remember thinking there but for the grace etc etc.
From Africa we moved on in 75 to OZ where we eventually settled in Perth. I brought my folks out to stay a few years later and they took to it like ducks to water.
Glad to hear my touching on our mispent youth brought back some memories. The jive club was Thomson's and it "was" records at Lombardo's. The other brother's name was Mario. They were pretty good letting us sit in there for hours with just a hot orange drink on a Sunday night with probably only a couple of bob between 5 of us, Oh the good old days!!!!! Get back to me via the Moderator with your email address if you can as I'd like to keep in touch.
Ronnie Meldrum Submitted by: Can any of you help me in this request. Contact me via email if its easier. Bye for now, Norrie All i know so far is he's around 51 or 52ish he was married to Ruth Adams who'd be around 50ish now, they had 2 children Karen and William, they must be late 20's early 30's.
Ruth stayed with her sister Brenda Adams aunt really in granton ST, billy stayed in Roseberry ST i think that was when thy were at school, marydoll said they all used to go to Wolsley ST Primary then went onto Adelphi Secondary not the red sandstone 1 it was the white 1 new at the time.
Billy was a year above marydoll and Ruth i think. Any new info would be gratefully appreciated. Geting back yi yu being a proddy dog at least yi didnae hiv tae go ti the Pinapple every sunday hail rain or snow and of course who could understaun as it was done in Latin the only good thing was yi could nick a few coppers fae the plate aye sum cafilic we were, liked going tae the tent hall at least it wis waaarm and yi got a paris bun and a drink not all serious like the St Francis Chapel man made every one feel guilty of no matter what.
Hauf the time we got slung oot as we never had the right claithes to present oor sulfs wi, always the poor souls. Never bliddy knew what it meant but at least it was warm and fun. Oh wit ah wid gie fur a cream bun and a real pie wi the grease running doon ma chin, now they taste like sawdust must get the stuff oot the sooside sawmills ti fill the hoat pie wi. Gled ti hear that they are tearing doon a lot of them ugly building and making wee hooses fur people I mean come on that many people living in one o them places we had whit six up a close.
Me n Ackie we bought oor first hoose at 45 Roseberry st then sold it to his brother Jun who then sold it ti a auld pal o mine Vera McKinnon lost touch wi her also. In fact ah wis cleaning oot a lot of shyte when ah came across me n Ackie oor wedding pictures the two Da's they were steam boats and if ah hidnae been sitting there wi a white dress oan it looks like the last supper I kid you not. St Mungo hall Ackie he paid for it all and all the guys aff the ships were there so you cin imagin but it wis a rerr terr cannie even tell you who wis all there, mosly all the punters you know who, so they were all happy hinging oot wi the big bohys.
Any hoo the noo every one stay healthy and lang mi yir lums reek DAm Submitted by: NOO WULKS ther no grose a used ti go ti helensburgh on ma bike ti get them when a wis a wean then when a come here a seen these spanish folk gather HUGE white wans size o a weans fist so i gathered a bag full n ate them couldni eat the heed bit too tuff a wee bit sick efter just too greedy-- we were on holidays ther wis awe these oysters on planks of wood when the tide went oot so i half filled a heshin bag up n carried them to the caravan this wumin came up ti us n said see all them oysters!
I used to go to cafe in gorbals st called gordons most of people were of Irish decent, we also went the dancing in South Portland St the Portland. Keep it comin TQ Submitted by: Q that was some feedback that wee wummin gote, man you hiv bin oan the board a long time magic.
Di yi remember running effter the coal trains, we waited in oor berrys so we could climb oan ti the train faster better grip. Then if we got lucky we could let the back doon and start chucking coal oot the train and their wis always a crowd, but some times it wid jist be dross, so that git dumped to but wis a mess and we wid be like pickaninnies, nea offence and we thout that wis a great night only could do it at night.
Talk aboot being poor we did not know anything else and some were worse off than we were. Oh and how aboot the Glesga Green the shows hiv tae laugh at that worked them stalls a couple of times but everyone wis it the nick and couldnae tell them to push aff, as you knew maist o them grin I loved New York city and we had such great times there, the first Easter parade never saw anything like it, it was so happpy and colourlurful, hmmmmmn seem ti be stuttering there, and the St Paddys Parade now that was a sight ti see all them bagpipes not that ah wis a fan, but the colours of the tartans, pure magic.
Yi hiv ti remember this wis awe in the late fifties and the Americans do it alll in a big way. Jist thoat ti share that wee memory. First time ah took ma daughter back ti Glesga and I took her ti the barrows fur sum wulks, she puked right oan the street at the thoat o eating something so gross. But she did love what she saw and the people. So T Q hope Betty will keep us up ti date when yi go intae the hospital, yi know jist so we can keep an eye oan yi.
And to all you other special folk stay healthy and enjoy yir memories am still making mine best ti awe DAM Submitted by: I love glasgow i have been going from a tiny baby, i think my dad lived 32 portgual street, and he did live in crown st.
My grandad had the same name as my dad, my nans name was sarah but she died young 45 so my aunt liz had to bring up sadie mick and john, my dad was about 21 then, he would get himself in touble ha i think he was alot of times in touble ha.
He did have 4 girls in glasgow to a lady called jean lloyns, but i do see my sisters, we have got over the bad bite, so there is no bad feelings now, which i am glad of, but i still love to hear all the old story's and when i go to glasgow i still look at all the old photo's, my cousie tommy smith is great at drawing, and he know's all the history of the gorbals, anyway it was great to hear from you, i will look out for your e-mails and hope you can remember my family!
He captures the old gorbals beautifully and it really was a joy to read.. Sonny and Coyle's fruit shop Now that i think back on it, that was some 47 years ago.
Anyone with similar memories of about same time please contact me. Back in May I think I asked for assistance finding a lost friend. I am going to ask again as I have herd nothing. Her name was Betty Hunter at the time. She was married to Alex, and her first son was also named Alex. The last address I have for her is 45 Auchinlock St. Springburn, that was in Retrieved from " https: Areas of Glasgow Glasgow geography stubs.
Bellahouston Bellahouston shown within Glasgow. This Glasgow location article is a stub. You can help Wikipedia by expanding it. But the Nepalese Sherpas were concerned that Bob Ellis might suffer from frostbite as he wore nothing under his kilt, in traditional fashion. He said the weather was warm - but he had to be careful when he sat down in order to save the blushes of the local population. He met three other Scots who had been climbing on the world's highest mountain and they were surprised and delighted to see someone there in Scotland's national dress.
Out of respect for Nepalese culture he did not wear the kilt in Katmandu but wore it every day on the mountain. ScottishPower Increases Profits The utility company ScottishPower posted a sharp improvement to profits in its half-year operating results to end-September announced this week. The company attributed the rise to its expanding wind-farm business, particularly in its United States subsidiary, which is now the second largest provider of wind power in the US.
But winds are expected to change to a south-easterly direction over the next few days, pushing temperatures back down again. Once again, there has been only light showers although good, long spells of sunshine were only seen on Thursday and Friday. This week's illustrations of current flowers in Scotland show above some chrysanthemums still in bloom in the gardens of Pollok Country Park in Glasgow.
Elsewhere in the park, many of the leaves have fallen from the trees, as the picture below illustrates. Bank to the Future The Bank of Scotland's Head Office building, perched over Princes Street and the gardens below, was first opened in , although the Scots baroque building with its dome we see today was an extension built in the second half of the 19th century. The bank also owns the garden below, which now forms part of the larger Princes Street Gardens.
Now the bank says that it is to carry out a major restoration project inside the building which will recreate its "Great Hall" which was roofed over in to create executive offices. The work will create a two-storey corporate meeting space for bank functions and an expansion of the bank's in-house museum. But all this will result in the closure of the building to customers and some observers are concerned that the role of the building as the Head Office of HBOS created when Halifax and Bank of Scotland amalgamated will be diminished.
Swimming Pool in Deep Trouble Plans to upgrade the Royal Commonwealth Pool in Edinburgh, in order to create a world-class sporting venue, are sinking under its status as a protected A-listed building.
The ageing pool is badly in need of a facelift but the conservation position of the building creates strict conditions on any alterations. Although only completed in , the A-listed status was bestowed in by Historic Scotland because of its national importance. Large scale upgrading, while maintaining the architectural and historical integrity of the building may still be feasible - but is likely to impose additional costs.
Edinburgh City Council are struggling to find the finance as it is. They have asked local authorities in areas surrounding Edinburgh to make a contribution. Flying Scotsman Hitting the Buffers? The company which operates the Flying Scotsman steam locomotive had its shares suspended this week as it was plunged into a fresh financial crisis. The company's plans to build a tourist centre at Edinburgh's Waverley station have been repeatedly derailed.
If a suitable alternative site cannot be found, the famous railway icon might have to be sold off to the highest bidder - an American purchaser seems the most likely. This year, the dry weather and associated fire risks have reduced the ability of the train to pull its luxury carriages on trips around the country.
This Week in History November 9 - In Edinburgh, Sir James Young Simpson delivered Wilhelmina Carstairs while chloroform was administered to the mother, the first child to be born with the aid of anaesthesia. November 12 - St Machar Day, patron saint of Aberdeen. November 12 - Edinburgh University became the first in Britain to allow women to study medicine though not graduate.
But a woman, masquerading as Dr James Barry, actually took a medical degree at Edinburgh University in and became an army surgeon. Succeeded by Donald III. November 13 - Battle of Sheriffmuir in which a force of Jacobites led by John, 6th Earl of Mar, fought an inconclusive battle against a Hanoverian force led by John, 2nd Duke of Argyll.
November 14 - Speed limit for horseless carriages was raised from 4mph 2mph in towns to 14mph. November 14 - Author Hector Munro died in action in France. Some of his work was written under the pseudonym "Saki". November 15 - Edinburgh's Great Fire began - and lasted until 17th November.
November 15 - Statue to Greyfriar's Bobby, who stayed by his master's grave for 14 years was unveiled. The hope is that they were impressed by what Scotland had to offer though in reality most just wanted to see their pop idols.
There was disappointments when Britney Spears had to pull out after being struck down by flu. Only 2, tickets went on sale to the general public last month - and sold out in under 15 minutes.
Passes for the party in George Square will be on sale from 15 November. The latest escalation has arisen as a result of expanding the catering facilities to allow the renovated building to cope with larger numbers and to host banquets for commercial events on a regular basis. Dundonians in the Picture The public have been given a chance to have their say in the proposals to refurbish the McManus Galleries in the centre of Dundee at an exhibition which shows the plans and designs.
Dundonians have been asked to offer their views on what sort of services they would like to see at the museum, the kind of projects to be staged and the level of service they expect from the gallery while it is closed for refurbishment. New Radio Station for Overs The air waves are not just the province of teenagers and pop fans and this was reinforced this week when a new radio station was given a licence by the Radio Authority.
The new station will broadcast to a potential audience of 1. Arts Centre Facing Closure? When people buy tickets for the National Lottery, they not only have the opportunity to win the top prizes but also have the satisfaction of knowing that part of the cash raised by the lottery will be allocated to worthy projects.
Of course, some of the money raised from the sale of Lottery tickets goes to the government, but let's not dwell on that aspect of the system. While this has helped to produce many excellent projects ranging in Scotland from the Glasgow Science Centre to the Falkirk Wheel and the reopening of the Forth and Clyde Canal it has two main weaknesses. First of all, it only pays for capital projects - future revenue costs must be paid for by other means. And in the desire to get funding, project sponsors often exaggerate the income they will derive in the future.
As a result, after the expenditure of significant cash, a number of projects funded by the Lottery Fund have run into financial difficulties. Higher than expected running costs have resulted in growing losses and a leaked report published in the newspapers suggested that the centre could close by the end of the year, unless additional funding could be found. However, the CCA has denied that it is on the brink of collapse and that income had improved in recent months.
Rangers, in second place, have only 26 points but have played one fewer game against Kilmarnock on Sunday. Hearts are third with 20 points and they have a Sunday game also, against Aberdeen.
Partick Thistle continue to struggle at the foot of the SPL with only two points from a single drawn match. Aberdeen are 5 points above them.