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glenafton
post 2nd Feb 2007, 09:48am
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I have discovered that my great great grandparents lived at 55,Wigton Street in Glasgow. I have tried to find this place on the maps of Glasgow available to me but with no success. Can someone tell me the location of Wigton Street and whether it still exists? This is to help me build a family tree for my grandchildren so any pictures of the area would be an added bonus.


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post 2nd Feb 2007, 10:17am
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QUOTE (glenafton @ 2nd Feb 2007, 10:05 AM)
I have discovered that my great great grandparents lived at 55,Wigton Street in Glasgow. I have tried to find this place on the maps of Glasgow available to me but with no success. Can someone tell me the location of Wigton Street and whether it still exists? This is to help me build a family tree for my grandchildren so any pictures of the area would be an added bonus.

Try Virtual Mitchell Library... matey..I had a look but ..No Wigton street..Sorry awe gone by the look of it..awlavwa.. unsure.gif

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post 2nd Feb 2007, 10:26am
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Thanks Jockstrap,
I've been right through the Mitch site but had no luck. Nice picture of the coathanger though.


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hudggy
post 2nd Feb 2007, 10:47am
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Hi glenafton,

Wigton Street was off Possil Road across from the old Oakbank Hospital and the Astoria Picture House I believe the other street next to it was Rodney Street. Infact my great granmother lived at 59 Wigton St when she was married in 1883 . I believe the street is still there but all the buildings were demolished in the late 1960s. It is just up from the Round Toll at Garscube Road on the right hand side as you walk up Possil Rd from the Toll. I have put a Google View of the area Wigton St was where the cars are parked in Rodney St name ends with canal runnig above.


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post 2nd Feb 2007, 11:26am
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Hi Glaenafton ,

In this picture the nearest I can find to Wigton St I can find if you look past the policeman ( Big Charlie as I knew Him). On the right hand side you are looking at the Astoria Picture house directly across from there is Rodney St leading to Wigton St will see if I can find a better Pic.

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post 2nd Feb 2007, 12:14pm
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Hudggy,
You absolute gem. I now know where my ancestors lived. I knew that area quite well as I was born at 705,Maryhill Road,near Kelvinside Avenue. My auntie Bella had a fish shop opposite a swing park just down from the Astoria. The Astoria was where I first saw Nelson Eddie and Janette McDonald in Rose Marie. That statements dates me somewhat. I hope you don't mind but I took a copy of your picture for my records. If you ever make your way down under then I will let you buy me a few beers.
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Incidently. Buses made the best hudggies,unless the clippie caught you.


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post 2nd Feb 2007, 02:35pm
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Hi glenafton,

Glad to help I came from Raglan St at the Round Toll but I think that film is just a few years ahead of me. I don't see my self getting back down under been there twice to Hobart where my wee sister lives she, has been there since the late 60s. I am jealous of your way of life down there but too old now to make the move.

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post 4th Feb 2007, 09:07pm
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QUOTE (hudggy @ 2nd Feb 2007, 12:04 PM)
Hi glenafton,

Wigton Street was off Possil Road across from the old Oakbank Hospital and the Astoria Picture House I believe the other street next to it was Rodney Street. Infact my great granmother lived at 59 Wigton St when she was married in 1883 . I believe the street is still there but all the buildings were demolished in the late 1960s. It is just up from the Round Toll at Garscube Road on the right hand side as you walk up Possil Rd from the Toll.  I have put a Google View of the area Wigton St was where the cars are parked in Rodney St name ends with canal runnig above.


Regards Huggy

I managed to find this mention of Rodney St/Wigton Street in copies of Hansard,the House of commons publication.It was in relation to various planning permissions.

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— New class 4 office developments (Rodney Street/Wigton Street, and High Craighall Road). "


The office in Rodney street is the company where I work.As far as I know,Wigton Street ran on from Rodney Street but the buildings there were demolished and the council eventually built a permanent site for travelling people there.


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post 5th Feb 2007, 10:33am
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Riddrieperson,
I never expected the number of replies I received regarding my question on the Location of Wigton Street far less the trouble people have gone to to give me a detailed location on the street. So please accept my thanks and be assured that the information that I have received and any more that is to come is appreciated. It is now documented along with the pictures so that my descendants will know something of their family history.


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post 5th Feb 2007, 11:29am
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QUOTE (glenafton @ 5th Feb 2007, 10:50 AM)
Riddrieperson,
I never expected the number of replies I received regarding my question on the Location of Wigton Street far less the trouble people have gone to to give me a detailed location on the street. So please accept my thanks and be assured that the information that I have received and any more that is to come is appreciated. It is now documented along with the pictures so that my descendants will know something of their family history.

Aye .....Ah'm greetin masel....Cos I used tae work in Brownlee's sawmill...High Craighall road..Nice fush and chups there......
..Glad ye liked the coathanger Photie..cheers mates.. cool.gif

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post 5th Feb 2007, 01:53pm
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Since we are looking for places. I never found Portugal St. in the Gorbals. My Irish O'Donnells were married there in 1856.


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post 5th Feb 2007, 03:07pm
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Hi rdem,

Dont know the Gorbals well but here a Google view showing Portugal St nera centre.

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glenafton
post 6th Feb 2007, 10:26am
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Huddgy,
Nice fish that. Here in W.A. we use the for bait to catch real fish


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post 7th Feb 2007, 06:15am
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Here's the wan you catch Glenafton He'he'....
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post 7th Feb 2007, 09:02am
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Jockstrap,
Another bloody tiddler. Is there no real fish over there?


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