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post 24th Feb 2016, 08:15pm
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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 ?.
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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.

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