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Dave Grieve Posted 27th Feb 2018, 10:08am
  Monklands Canal next to where the old Flemings steel works used to be.
Other bank is Fasers sawmill with Baird st the main entrance to the sawmill
The old Garngadhill or Roystonhill steeple in the background

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Dave Grieve Posted 27th Feb 2018, 09:57am
  Photo showing Dundas st marshalling yard during the destruction sorry modernisation of the Toonhied. Mile long tunnel entrance at far end.
Cuddies Park at top.

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Dave Grieve Posted 27th Feb 2018, 09:49am
  Photo taken from what we called 'Wurdies. as a wean showing in the foreground the railway sleeper wall that was supposed to keep us out of the marshalling yard (nae chance)
A steam train coming out of the 'mile long tunnel.
At the top of the photo is the Cuddies Park showing the Cup and Saucer

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Onyir Posted 3rd Jul 2014, 10:26pm
  Hi, I have put together a collection of photographs from the Townhead during the 1960s relating to a book I have recently published called Parly Road.

To see the photos that relate to the story, check out

https://www.facebook.com/theglasgowchronicles

If you're interested in the book, there's a link on the Facebook page that will take you to the book on Amazon where you can read the first few chapters without having to download the book.

Thanks, Ian Todd.
weelew Posted 18th May 2013, 09:06pm
 
QUOTE (Maggie50 @ 31st Jul 2012, 11:31pm) *
yes.gif [size="2"][/size] If you stayed up the ' Sally-Ann ' close in the 50/60's then you might remember The Hamiltons Thomas, Patsie Sadie and a couple more I think they were rough as a brush eh?? The Byrnes round in Glebe St Big Francie,James,Pat and 3 or 4 more. A family called Wilson he was red hot orange and an uncle of Mary Roseman who lived up the srairs from us. The Wilsons you might not remember they were very much 'up their own a.... 'and not very well liked by the locals. Dalziel's bakery hmmm!!! my pal's granny used to feed us aw the broken biscuits, jammy eiffel towers, rock buns wi coconut and FAB fairy cakes wi loads of icing Och here!! I'll need to call a halt, ma mooth is starting to watter. As I said family name Mc Manus from Mc Aslin St. behind the chapel. dye think this gaun back does us any good guys coz ahm getting a 'tad sad' christ oan a bike!!! can ye imagine coming oot wi that in the Toonheid. Aw just remembered!!!The Dixons or Dicksons fae up that close noo wis that the close next tae the pub?? anyhoo!! hairy merry ( Mary ) wis giving it pelters wi 'Auld Lang Syne' or some such crap when Dickson snr bawled oot the windae " haw merry that singing's bringing tears tae the arse o' ma working troosers. Man!! memories eh?? yes.gif

Posts like this is a perfect example as to why people should not talk about others on sites like these, as there is always someone who will take offence. The Wilsons you refer to up the same close was my granny .My mother was a Wilson and yes indeed the he you also refer to ,my uncle John as all his brothers were all Orange men ,My grandfather had passed away before then . The Hamilton's on the top story and the Dickson's second story straight across the landing from us and My Mother delivered most of the Dickson Children one of whom stays where I now am, in Rothesay . Mary Roseman is indeed my cousin and the Wilsons were never up their own ar** as no one was up that close in those days and they were well liked and known in the Townhead. Others up the close were Mrs Lower and Dougie Atkins who was a porter in the Royal Infirmary
Maggie50 Posted 31st Jul 2012, 10:14pm
  yes.gif [size="2"][/size] If you stayed up the ' Sally-Ann ' close in the 50/60's then you might remember The Hamiltons Thomas, Patsie Sadie and a couple more I think they were rough as a brush eh?? The Byrnes round in Glebe St Big Francie,James,Pat and 3 or 4 more. A family called Wilson he was red hot orange and an uncle of Mary Roseman who lived up the srairs from us. The Wilsons you might not remember they were very much 'up their own a.... 'and not very well liked by the locals. Dalziel's bakery hmmm!!! my pal's granny used to feed us aw the broken biscuits, jammy eiffel towers, rock buns wi coconut and FAB fairy cakes wi loads of icing Och here!! I'll need to call a halt, ma mooth is starting to watter. As I said family name Mc Manus from Mc Aslin St. behind the chapel. dye think this gaun back does us any good guys coz ahm getting a 'tad sad' christ oan a bike!!! can ye imagine coming oot wi that in the Toonheid. Aw just remembered!!!The Dixons or Dicksons fae up that close noo wis that the close next tae the pub?? anyhoo!! hairy merry ( Mary ) wis giving it pelters wi 'Auld Lang Syne' or some such crap when Dickson snr bawled oot the windae " haw merry that singing's bringing tears tae the arse o' ma working troosers. Man!! memories eh?? yes.gif
weelew Posted 31st Jul 2012, 12:50pm
  We lived in Stirling road and we would go shopping up the Parley road also with my Mother ,Granny and aunties who all stayed in the Townhead ,it was great .We stayed right next to the Salvation Army hall ,which was later used as the Townhead tenants associationand was still there for years after the houses were pulled down around about it ,don't know if it is still there .My granny was the caretaker when it was the Salvation Army and we would go in and play underneath in the cellar ,The hall had long wooden benches which we would slide along and one time i got a skelf about four inches right up my bahookie .It was just around the corner from the Royal so my granny whisked me there and they removed it amid plenty of screaming .
Isobel Posted 31st Jul 2012, 12:01pm
  My granny lived at 2 Black street and a walk along the Parly road was a daily outing.She knew all the local shop keepers, and the knew her.
Dave Grieve Posted 31st Jul 2012, 09:10am
  Spoke to my brother on Skype Sunday night he still lives in Toonheid basically on the old Parly road although he says its just a footpath now starting at Glebe st down to Sauchiehall st.

He was telling me there are only 2 or 3 shops there now, when you think back to the time Parly rd was a major shopping area its sad what happened
Maggie50 Posted 30th Jul 2012, 10:48pm
  Another great wee sweetie shop was ' Molly's ' on St Mungo St next to Gilliland's pub or Doyle's who had the mammy wi the red hair and the daughter Ella with the platinum blond hair,' a couple a warmers ' I might add. If you then went to St Mungo's boy's primary in Glebe St, then right next door was Grant's she had unlike Blair's sweeties in boxes she had them in BIG JARS and latterly when I was about 12 I didn't have the patience for her coz it took about 5 mins tae shoogle oot 2oz of 1jap desserts and that's a lifetime tae a 12yr old Aye them wiz the days eh??
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