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> Old Street in Townhead, What was the name?
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Oor Wullie
post 20th Jun 2006, 09:39am
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Can anybody remember the name of the street in Townhead that ran across Parson Street, parallel to Stanhope Street and before you came to Glebe Street?.

The 1894 map shows the street but doesn't name it.

It might have been St. Mungo Street but I'm not sure.
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Oor Wullie
post 21st Jun 2006, 02:38am
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I would also like to know the name of the street that was last on the left off Parson Street, before Castle Street [ Beside St. Mungo's]
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Allan D.Sim
post 25th Jun 2006, 03:18am
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Some street names were altered in 1922. Holmhead Street was renamed Cunningham Street. I'm thinking along lines of Weaver Street, Taylor Street being in vicinity, but mabe I'm too far off the Glebe Street portion you mean. It's been years since I visited that part of Townhead I'm ashamed to say. I'll search on.
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post 25th Jun 2006, 04:58am
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Oor Wullie I know exactly the streets you are talking about, but for the life of me I can''t remember their names. I use to cross over the one that ran parallel with Stanhope St everyday to get to school.
We lived right next door to St Mungo's boy's school and we use to play in the spare ground in this street also.
I also use to go to a shop in the other street for my granny to get her stockings.
I will ask my mother and see if she can remember the names of these streets.
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Allan D.Sim
post 25th Jun 2006, 06:18pm
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You may be correct at the road name. According to an online map which I seen today, it was St Mungo's Street. I was not far away with Taylor/Weaver Street vicinity! They are just south of this. Just wondering, does Bartholomew have online maps? I have some where in my room an earlier Glasgow map and the Kingston Bridge is "under construction". Regarding a further search either online or tying Mitchell Library or visiting area, I cannot be sure of other street name. The link to old map i looked at is: http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/townp...w_2_centre.html . Hope this assists.
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Oor Wullie
post 26th Jun 2006, 12:18am
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Allan,

I'm sure now that it was St. Mungo's Street and I'm almost sure that the last street on the left off Parson's Street [before Castle Street] was Martyr's Street.

Your map was interesting since it seems to pre - date Stanhope Street [ where I was born and grew up] which appears on the 1894 map.

Thanks for your help.
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post 13th Nov 2006, 02:48am
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I think the name of the street is Martyr Street as referenced in the following link - http://www.roystonroadproject.org/archive/...gad_royston.htm
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post 26th Nov 2006, 08:18pm
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Oor Wullie, the street was, indeed, Martyrs Street. My gran lived at no. 3, two up, and my dad's parents lived about no. 19(?).

My family lived just round the corner from them at no. 40 Parson Street, and we shared the same backcourt with my gran.

On the corner of the two streets was a shop called Carruth's Grotto which sold all things Catholic, due to the very close proximity to St. Mungo's Church and Academy, as well as the Priests' House (Seminary?).


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post 15th Apr 2008, 01:06am
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Oor Wullie,
I'm not sure if you ever cleared this up but just came across this posting - I have a map of Glasgow from the 1960s and there's no doubt that the street you refer to is St. Mungo.
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Oor Wullie
post 15th Apr 2008, 04:09am
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I did clear it up, but many thanks to jane b all the same.

I can't believe I forgot the name of this street considering how many tmes I played in it but, on the other hand, it wasn't yesterday rolleyes.gif
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post 21st Jun 2008, 05:12pm
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the street between stanhope st. & glebe st. was St Mungo St

The other street you asked for was Martyr St
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post 28th Aug 2008, 10:24am
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I lived on Roystonhill with my parents and 4 siblings.. My mother died and we were shipped off to Quariers Homes in Bridge of Weir.. I attended St Rollox school for a couple of years.. Not many memories from that time.. I am now in Australia and have a great life. a lovely hubby and 5 kids from 18 to 31..
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dave
post 17th Nov 2008, 12:03am
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anybody remember baird st before the motorway got constructed.black st playpark, taxi garage,the polis canteen ,that clinic?, gleebe st , we lived at 9 baird st
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post 18th Nov 2008, 04:46pm
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I remember playing in the the swing park and remember hearing about that clinic you mention.
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dave
post 24th Nov 2008, 08:50pm
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I remember playing in the the swing park and remember hearing about that clinic you mention.

im new to this site , its nice to chat to someone fae the toonheid ..lol
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