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DannyH Posted 24th Feb 2016, 10:47pm
  I was born in 1931. At that time my grandfather had been working as an iron moulder at Shaw & Mcinnes for many years. His name was Daniel Harris. He was probably working there before he went to serve with the HLI during World War 1.

He was very popular with the young boys and girls who lived in our tenement in Garscube Road. The reason for this popularity was money! He always went into the pub at the corner of Oakbank Street and Garscube Road on a Friday night on the way home from work. He would come out, to go home for his dinner, but with a few beers and 'haufs' in him. The 'weans' would be waiting for him and shout "Granda Harris". He would go into his pocket and throw pennies in the air. It was like a scramble at a wedding. I am talking about 5 and 6 year olds.

He was brought out of retirement during World War II, and worked as a foreman moulder. He used to walk to work, by going up to the canal above the Astoria cinema, then walk along the canal.

Many years later, I was working on a Governmet grant scheme which offered financial assistance to companies which wanted to start using computerised systems. Shaw & Mcinnes was one of the companies which applied. I told the management the above story of my Grandfather.

Danny
rogie Posted 24th Feb 2016, 08:15pm
 
QUOTE (*Duffy57* @ 27th Nov 2014, 11:59am) *
I worked in shaw mc innes from1974 till closure. Knew Tommy Donnachie very well-really nice man So sorry to hear he passed away.





Hi duffy57, I started work their in 1974 in the pattern shop, did you work in the foundry ?.
aaron king Posted 28th Nov 2014, 11:43am
  My nephew George ( McGuire ) Smith worked in Shaw & McInnes from a very young age till it closed ,very popular man,Sadly George passed away seceral yrs ago ,
mlconnelly Posted 27th Nov 2014, 11:45pm
 
QUOTE (*Duffy57* @ 27th Nov 2014, 11:08am) *
I worked in shaw mc innes from1974 till closure. Knew Tommy Donnachie very well-really nice man So sorry to hear he passed away.

Thanks Duffy57, miss him loads. Mary
*Duffy57* Posted 27th Nov 2014, 10:51am
  I worked in shaw mc innes from1974 till closure. Knew Tommy Donnachie very well-really nice man So sorry to hear he passed away.
rogie Posted 29th Sep 2014, 05:38pm
  Jupitar can i ask you how you knew mr williamson?.
rogie Posted 3rd Aug 2014, 03:12pm
  Sorry mlconnelly i wont be able to pop in there and see anyone as i live in cambridge.
rogie Posted 3rd Aug 2014, 03:09pm
  To Jupiter, yes i did know that mr williamson he would be about 55 when i worked there also the other manager called george mcclane
Jupiter Posted 1st Aug 2014, 07:13am
  Mr Williamson was the top man Gen manager.
flam Posted 31st Jul 2014, 10:12pm
  Although I dont see these people but they did work in Shaw & McInnes
Jim Keaney,Jimmy Smith,Alan Smith (R.I.P) John Murphy and a Guy called Fitzy from Panmure St
Cheers Flim
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