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> Old Pals From Cadder, Its Been A Long Time
post 7th Jun 2014, 01:42pm
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I do remember a Molly Rogers who lived on Vaila Street, about the same age as myself, she went around with a girl called Betty Kelly, did he have a sister

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post 2nd Dec 2014, 06:46pm
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QUOTE (Scots Kiwi Lass @ 5th Jun 2014, 11:37am) *
Hi Jim,

Yes, No.3 Vaila Street is at the end nearest to the shops in Skirsa Street. We were on the top floor and all the windows faced to the outside of the building, which was nice. The two bedrooms and bathroom windows were on to Vaila Street and the lounge and kitchen on to Skirsa Street.

When we were re-housed there from Hinshaw Street, we thought we were moving into a palace. It was newly built and we were the first tenants. To have our own kitchen and bathroom, with hot water for the first time, was just magic. We even had a wee verandah off the lounge where my Dad grew geraniums in pots.

There was a single-decker bus which ran from the shops down to Maryhill Road and I went from there to North Kelvinside School. Before the shops were built we would walk to Lambhill and get the tram into Possilpark to do our shopping. Eventually, the trams were replaced with buses which ran right into Cadder, so we were a bit spoilt then!

Sorry, I don't recall any of the names you mentioned.

Happy memories, Jim.


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post 18th Jan 2017, 06:15pm
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Cadder Facebook page called Cadder Chat
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post 19th Jan 2017, 07:42pm
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QUOTE (Guest @ 18th Jan 2017, 07:15pm) *
Cadder Facebook page called Cadder Chat

Thanks, Guest. When I get a chance, I will have a look at "Cadder Chat". I will be in Glasgow in July with my sister from Spain. She is very keen to tour where we used to live, possibly by bus as neither of us will be driving!

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post 24th Feb 2017, 11:16pm
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My parents moved from Garscube Road to Vaila Street in 1959, having waited 28 years for a Council house. I think they lived at 42 Vaila Street facing Skirsa Square. You could see the back of their building from Ruchill golf course. I was playing golf one summer night and caught a guy looking over to the windows with binoculars.!

Sadly my Dad died as a result of an accident at work about six months after getting the new house.
My mother remarried about five years later. She married her brother's brother in-law whom she had known from childhood. A nice man whom my two very young daughter doted on.

Many years later in 1984 my mother went to visit friends in Australia who had lived around the corner in Vaila Street, towards the Maryhill end. I think their name was Brown, but I am not sure.

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