QUOTE (peachey @ 19th Jun 2009, 01:26am)
god tae talk about townhead and all the great memories of the 60s-70s would take pages but being young then and running around from the bottom of high st to the canals would be unheard of nowadays?? but that wiz ne and na mates what a life..this forum brings it all back yet every day i have a good memory of my youth from being born in the rottonrow in 1964 being brought up facing into the back of the swingpark behind townheid swimming just of cathedral street were ma dad
alex peachey had a sweetie and news agents shop next to mossmans monumental sculptures..
he worked hard in his wee shop opening at 5 in the morning just for the rolls for the nurses and ambulance men fae the royal and the rottonrow.he gave up the shop around 1980 due to the demolition to make way for a new clydsdale bank ..yep memories of living at parson street near the flats im sure our block was the last to get demolished just at the back of collinses building next to were i went to school at st davids primary however being the youngest in the family the rest of my brothers and sisters went to city public allan glens and some other school i cant remember?
the shiney tar road near st mungos chapel and the cafe across from the royal,black street swings at 5 year old i knew the clinic was for the dodjy spots between yer legs lol..
playing on a tarzy fae the tree under the bridge that goes over to the nacropolise grave yard..
playing in manky water in the flooded back greenies or back courts to some people..makin dens oot of the solid wooden doors oot of the empty buildings that would now be worth a fortune if ye saved them up for the listed buildings,,oh and lets not forget playin in the midgie bins..does anyone remember ma dads shop ? askin for the penny or hapenny tray and pickin sweeties fae them or gettin one of his home made jubillies fae orange juice in a plastic cup with two looly sticks in it ,,what a seller after the swimmin in the summer..ma dad was well known for givin oot tick ,that being exchange of goods on credit in good faith usualy fags tobacco juce rolls papars sometimes even money which in later life i found out he never realy had money in all the time he ran the shop for 20 years..i have many more memories and answers to townhead area in which to me was the best place in the world to have been brought up in..
Hi peachey I was born in 1948 I lived in 135 Parson St, used your dads shop often on the way home from swimming baths. Played in the salt wastes and swing park at black st happy days