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> Any One From Maryhill?
Macbeast
post 22nd May 2006, 05:02pm
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My uncle, Willie Cooper (now dead), lived in Clouston Street, which I suppose is Hillhead but then moved to Cumlodden Drive and latterly to Caldercuilt Road where my mother lived a few doors away for a few years too.

I seem to remember a minister in Cumlodden Drive called Thomas Revel, who had only one arm but used to take the family on holiday in a motor-cycle with sidecar.

I do remember Maryhill Barracks with the full-length mirror outside the guardhouse so the HLI soldiers could check their appearance before going out.
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post 22nd May 2006, 09:25pm
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Mr Revel was the minister at Gairbraid Church for some time - he rode a motor bike with the one arm - great character


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post 22nd May 2006, 09:26pm
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Clouston Street has a G20 postcode and it comes under North Kelvinside.

I was born in the 'Barracks' but it was of course the Wyndford Estate by the time that I was born there.

The old Guard Room is now offices for the CUBE Housing Association. It's hard to believe how the place has changed in the 20 years that I have been away from it. I still smile to myself when I drive through it from time to time and see the 'Saltire Award' the Wyndford received for its innovative design. Guess that was progress then....


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George Muir
post 22nd May 2006, 10:43pm
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Hi Macbeast,
Here is the Reverend T. Revel after tying the knot for Jane and I at the Church of Scotland in Edwin Street, off Paisley Rd. West, 5th April, 1960.

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post 23rd May 2006, 05:46am
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Small world, eh ? smile.gif
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Cameron
post 21st Jun 2006, 05:03pm
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Hi George i see that you got married on the 5 of April 1960 i got married on the 4 of April 1960 i guess the both of us were trying to beat the tax guys , if i remember right if you got married before April the 6th you saved on your taxes
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George Muir
post 21st Jun 2006, 05:29pm
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Right on Cameron, here's tae us, and here's me thinking a was the only fly wan biggrin.gif April 5, 1960 fell on a Tuesday. I only posted the above picture as the Rev. Revel was mentioned earlier in this thread, but yours is the only feedback I have seen. By the way I always lived on the south side, only time I was in Maryhill was to visit a friend in the HLI hospital - he had bad feet caused by the tackety boots. Cheers!
George.
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post 21st Jun 2006, 11:05pm
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Maryhill residents and ex-residents may be interested in this.

Last year, on a return visit to Glasgow, I bought a book that had been highly recommended to me. It was "Night Song of the Last Tram" by Robert Douglas. What I didn't know until I bought the book was that Robert grew up very close to where I lived with my family. He lived at No.14 Doncaster Street and I was at No.43 Hinshaw Street, round the corner. We went to the same schools (Springbank Primary and North Kelvinside Sec.) but we didn't know each other then, probably because of the few years difference in our ages.

This is a heartwarming story of Robert's upbringing by his mother mostly, living in a single-end. It is funny but sad in places and it brought back so many memories of Cocozza's cafe, Bundoni's fish and chip shop, the Blythswood picture house, Kelvingrove Park and so much more. Several of my friends and family have read the book now and enjoyed it too. I am sure there would be thousands of children who would have had a similar upbringing as Robert and his friends. The difference is Robert was able to put it into words and write a wonderful book.

To anyone who grew up in the tenements in this area, you will just love the book, but for all those who lived in tenements anywhere in Glasgow, you will also thoroughly enjoy it. Robert's second book is about due for release and takes over where the first one finished, from when he was aged 16. I think the title is "Somewhere to lay my Head". I am looking forward to it.
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post 22nd Jun 2006, 12:10am
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George what a lovely photo, Jane was a beautiful bride, an yer awfy handsome therr yersel biggrin.gif

Ahv heard of that book Ballindalloch, must ask wee mags if she's read it cos ah no she'd love it too.


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post 22nd Jun 2006, 06:12am
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Catherine tell wee mags HI!. Ahll be very surprised if she husnae already read the book and knows all the places mentioned in Ballindalloch's post. I did when I read the book..............You should try readin it....He disnae use any big wurds laugh.gif
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Catherine
post 22nd Jun 2006, 02:49pm
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Jist read this ya bandit Jock.....you've had it noo!! laugh.gif

supercallifragulousitgetsmealitocious.....beat that wan! {bet ahv goat it wrang} guffawguffawguffaw


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aaron king
post 22nd Jun 2006, 03:47pm
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wit a boot Supercallygoballistic....aw a furget the rest mellow.gif
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post 22nd Jun 2006, 04:12pm
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Oh aaron, a fellow comrade, you go buy it an we'll read it the gither awright.....ah'll wait here, hurry up an oan ye go afore the shoap shuts....better pick up a pint a milk annaw, might as well laugh.gif


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post 22nd Jun 2006, 04:16pm
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post 22nd Jun 2006, 04:47pm
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S'only the efternoon here aaron....but niet yersel pal laugh.gif


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