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> Great Collection Of Old Glasgow Photos, Google's glasgow Life Collection
Rabbie
post 21st Apr 2009, 10:52pm
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Yes, looking back it was appalling conditions, but we somehow managed and had a great time doing so.

My fave out that collection is the one with the wee girl holding the babi with the dirty face, there is just something so haunting about both of them, I cant put my finger on what. Its like someone walking over yer grave.

This the next fave

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I bet a few of us can see ourselves as wee boys and lassies in that one! Puddle splashing in oor wellies!

Thank you for pointing us to the collection. It's a wonderful collection that I had not seen many of the images before.

I am sure it will bring joy and many happy memories to many.


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post 21st Apr 2009, 11:01pm
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although some of these show some bad living conditions I am sure there were many more spotlessly clean little homes within those so called slums. The media has not changed much they tend to show the bad and ignore the good.
Many a child came home with a dirty face but went to bed clean and loved.
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post 22nd Apr 2009, 12:17am
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A remember these nights well murn when my mother would scrub us clean and put nice pj's on us, give us toasted cheese read us a lovely story and sitting at the big fire drying my hair. oh a feel like greetin noo.
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post 22nd Apr 2009, 12:32am
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I remember many years ago I was at home by myself one morning ,
when the Green Lady knocked on the door, in she came doing her usual rounds and after a few questions she said ....! my goodness your mother
keeps a little palace here!,,, I still smile when I remember that, as it was a single end... smile.gif


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post 22nd Apr 2009, 02:17am
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QUOTE (glasgow lass @ 22nd Apr 2009, 12:46am) *
oh a feel like greetin noo.


Stoap it, ye wil have us all bawling!

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post 22nd Apr 2009, 02:20am
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QUOTE (murn @ 21st Apr 2009, 11:30pm) *
Many a child came home with a dirty face but went to bed clean and loved.


Key words, too many kids lack the love element these days.

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post 22nd Apr 2009, 06:46am
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Absolutely Rabbie, there are many types of poverty. Indeed it was horrendous that people had to live in such conditiions. It is also true to say that many were absolutely spotlessly clean inside though.Many very wonderful families came out of that type of housing and lived very successful and admirable lives. Yes there's a worse kind of poverty around these days sadly. Most of the folk who lived in these conditions were in full time employment, hard labour too. That is what should keep the fight in us all. wub.gif
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post 22nd Apr 2009, 02:28pm
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As a kid I used to visit, with my mum, people she knew in the Gorbals, Brig'ton and the salt market. We were poor by any standards but they "seemed" poorer... Although as kids, I mean us and those we visited, we didn't seem to notice the poverty.
Getting us kids dressed up to visit friends in Glasgow was a joke.
" Aye, ok, go oot an' play...Bit Don't Get Durty Ah'm Telling Yees,"


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post 22nd Apr 2009, 07:14pm
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Thanks for that great Link Martin,I enjoyed seeing the Old Glasgow pics.
Luckily I have some family pics from back in those days,and perhaps from some of those old neighbourhoods.


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post 24th Apr 2009, 12:39am
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Fairly brings a lump to the throat, the link it just great I could spend hours looking at them all,
As weans then we never knew how bad off things were our mothers made sure of that. I don't ever remember any visitor coming to see my mother and be kept standing at the door, our hoose was always open and clean and anyone and everyone was offered a cup of tea.


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post 25th Apr 2009, 12:00am
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a close off the saltmarket 1868

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post 25th Apr 2009, 12:02am
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staircase nicholson st gorbals 1950

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post 25th Apr 2009, 12:08am
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bellahouston park

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post 27th Apr 2009, 05:54pm
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I think I put this on before but it is one of my favorites so here it is again

yee jist gotta luv the Dad tongue.gif
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post 27th Apr 2009, 07:02pm
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went through the photie album, and found this one of a boy & his mum in the Gorbals around 1936-'37.I think he was a friend of my Dad.
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