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johnkerr52 Posted 10th Apr 2018, 08:52am
 
QUOTE (ronniewilliams @ 18th Oct 2017, 12:28pm) *
Hi John , my name is Ron Williams I was born at 68 rottenrow in 1947 and lived directly above you until 1962 when we moved to Australia. You used to play with my younger brother Gordon. I also was in the bb's and i remember Captain Taylor well. I've been back many a time but the only
person I ever caught up with was Margaret Mcneil who's dad had the newsagent shop in catheral square

hi ronnie if yur ever in glasgow lok me up ok mate here is my email address - johnleekerr"yahoo.co.uk i would love to meet all who lived in townhead in my era -regards MR JOHN KERR.
johnkerr52 Posted 6th Apr 2018, 08:05am
  hi tam my name is john kerr i was born in the rottenrow in 1952 and my granny and grandad campbell lived at 14 tarbert street so you must know me i went to the rottenrow primary and then onto city public secondary i miss the old rottenrow so many good memories - hope you are well tam regards john kerr.
johnkerr52 Posted 6th Apr 2018, 08:01am
 
QUOTE (tam murphy @ 16th Jul 2010, 06:05pm) *
i was born in 1947 at 10 tarbet st my father was dan my mother margaret cartwright all there familys lived around the rottenrow
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*john kerr* Posted 21st Nov 2017, 02:01pm
 
QUOTE (tam murphy @ 16th Jul 2010, 06:05pm) *
i was born in 1947 at 10 tarbet st my father was dan my mother margaret cartwright all there familys lived around the rottenrow
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ronniewilliams Posted 18th Oct 2017, 11:28am
 
QUOTE (*johnkerr52* @ 10th Aug 2016, 10:38am) *
i was born in townhead in 1952 along with my 3 brothers and sister we stayed at 68 rottenrow in a flat with one bedroom /kitchen ,the house situated across from the auld mans home we called it was a former shop the room was massive and an outside toilet shared by all in the close the families helped each other out in those days, my mum made a huge pot cabbage and ham rib soup and the welshes next door would get theirs too,we went to toonheid primary then onto city public secondary before moving to dennistoun in the early sixties , but i always loved the townhead where all our friends and other relations stayed at morrin square- weaver street- taylor street -collins street -cathedral street-george street ,tarbert street,balmano brae ,i can remember the families called - welshes -careys- stuarts- samsons-mclagans-coyles-baxsters-mckays-campbells-to name a few we went to the boy scouts and boys brigade at the barony church i always remembered CAPTAIN TAYLOR a really fine man but sadly the townhead i knew is no more although my mum still stays at cathedral street all the rest has been demolished to make way for mostly foreign students in the residential halls and universities now there ,how sad is that our way of life in glasgow and old traditions are dying by the second to people who will leave as soon as they get their education completed.

Hi John , my name is Ron Williams I was born at 68 rottenrow in 1947 and lived directly above you until 1962 when we moved to Australia. You used to play with my younger brother Gordon. I also was in the bb's and i remember Captain Taylor well. I've been back many a time but the only
person I ever caught up with was Margaret Mcneil who's dad had the newsagent shop in catheral square
IssyM Posted 7th Aug 2017, 08:09am
  Just reading back through some posts and was delighted to hear all the talk about Townhead.

My Grandfather back in the early 1900's was caretaker to a Public School in Rottenrow. I think from memory that I have it written down somewhere as Townhead Primary. It was number 12 - 14 Rottenrow. They lived in a wee house next to the school, or might have been in a basement.

I am in my early 60's and sadly only finding out about my Smith family now after years of searching.

We moved to New Zealand 60 years ago for a better way of life, or so I was told. My Father was sub editor of one of the Daily Newspapers in Glasgow and he felt that he needed a change away from the Newspaper world.

As I have grown older my thirst for finding out about my scottish heritage gets stronger and stronger.

Thank you for all the interesting posts.

IssyM
Guest Posted 2nd Jul 2017, 02:06pm
  Hi! Trying to piece together my dad's (Daniel McKirdy) childhood/adolescence. Born in 1933 at 10 Canning Place. He attended Canning Place Public School. Anybody know him?
Guest Posted 1st Jul 2017, 10:18am
  Hello! I'm trying to piece together my father's childhood/adolescence. Name: Daniel McKirdy; He was born in 1933 at 10 Canning Place (that's what his birth certificate said); Anyone on this message board know him?
*David M* Posted 11th May 2017, 09:17pm
 
QUOTE (Ogey @ 22nd May 2016, 09:47pm) *
Hi, I grew up in 22 James Orr St. 1 cludgie for the whole close, when I was 8, I was allowed to use it for the 1st time. Imagine that, shitting in a pot for the first 8 years of your life, laugh.gif biggrin.gif . Anyway, I grew up with the Digney's , Danny Vera, Danny Jr.,, Billy, Thomas? and Karen. They moved to Mansel St.Balornock, and we moved to Ryemount Rd, Barmulloch. I had a good friend called Jim Daly, Celtic daft he was, haven't seen him since 1970. Hope he's still around and doing well.

Oh, we were/are the McAulays!

Jim Daly: Is my cousin and he is still alive and well. Still living in Balornock not far from his old family home on Ferness Road. Jim is 70 now and a grandparent more than once. If you visit the old neighbourhood and ask for Jim Daly you will not be long in finding him. Not in the "broomie" as you may be aware it burnt doon.
bamp Posted 16th Dec 2016, 07:32pm
 
QUOTE (sumac @ 19th Aug 2016, 02:26pm) *
Oh, Dave, how I would love to go back to the Auld Toonheid! On one of our Doors Open days here (every September you can visit a host of places for free) I took Mum to St Mungo's Chapel. We had lived next door to St Mungo's school and the Priests' House so it really was a treat to go. Mum got talking to the priest then and discovered that Father John Mary had recently died. Although we were not Catholic, Father used to pop in to see Mum (and us) practically every day. We both remembered him fondly. After leaving the chapel, we went for a wee walk. Where our tenement had stood was on the now motorway. We then went to visit St David's School and City Public to discover that my beloved primary school had been mostly demolished and one wall was all tattered with wall insulation blowing in the wind, and that City Public still stood but I don't know what it had become. I am so sad that I can't let my children and grandchildren see where I came from. You said I sounded nostalgic. Yes, I am, but I'm also heartbroken. blush4.gif

Hi sumac I am bamp or John scott I echo all you say. I went to St Davids and used to take diversions to let me drive past it. I did this for years as it was one of the remaining buildings I could relate to. I would be in my fifties when one day I passed by to find it flattened, that night I shed a few tears as my last link to my happy childhood had gone
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