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ionnsaigh
post 23rd May 2011, 09:39am
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Puff puff puff, an chew chew chew, all aboard, including you,
That last train, that final roar, steam an smoke, blew blew blew,
Maryhill Central, alas no more, puff chuck blew, chew chew chew,
Tesco stands, proud an tall, two fur wan, an wan fur two,
Reduced Maryhill, tae shopping mall, mair damage done, than Hitler's crew,
A bit - see the people, there still here, Johnny Wilson, an Barney Brew,
Living on, year efter year, in the erms of Mary, her tender loving few,
So see the station, wipe no tear, meet the change, wae nae fear.





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post 23rd May 2011, 10:02am
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Puff, chuck blew, chew, chew, chew? Drap a coupla Do Wap Do Wah's in there, an ah think ye might hiv a hit, ionnsaigh. biggrin.gif


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post 23rd May 2011, 10:31am
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Tae drap a wap,
Then a wah,
Tae litter the streets,
Wae wap an wah,
Wits a wap,
An wits a wah,
Am goan hame,
Tae ask ma Maw. tongue.gif


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post 23rd May 2011, 02:22pm
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Wap rhymes wi "cap" an Wah rhymes wi "Ma", no Maw. But mebbe that's blank verse ye're writin,eh? smile.gif


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post 23rd May 2011, 07:12pm
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Blank, me blank,
Dae burds, hae feathers,
Cin wee fish, swim. ohmy.gif


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post 23rd May 2011, 09:39pm
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Enjoying all of these folks.

Davy, I thot mine was the best too biggrin.gif

Dunard Street, Dunard Street,
you are fixed. Shakespeare and Garrioch,
you are next.

Can't remember the name of that gang in the 1960's, but I remember feeling terrified, does anyone else remember them?


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post 23rd May 2011, 10:28pm
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Think you mean the Maryhill Fleet. I was never in it but knew a few of guys. Cheers
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post 24th May 2011, 12:39am
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Irrie, no it wasn't the Fleet, these people were more like a kind of sect, wish I could remember their name, but they were very scary anyway.


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post 24th May 2011, 09:36am
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Walking from Martyr Street, Townhead, to Harrington Street, Maryhill.

Me, ma Mae, an wee George in the pram, ( not all together )
Wiz that big shoap Wood and Selby's, doon at Coocaddens,
Mae that Polis, his a pointy hat, as a Tramcaur shudders past,
No be long noo son, jist a wee bit further, as we past the smells,
The Bakers wiz ma favourite, the smell made ma mooth water,
There's the Butcher humphing in half a coo, tae put oan a hook,
Let me watch jist fur a wee minute, Mammy, a notice blood stains,
The priest stoaps tae say hello, wan that likes the wummin,
Sugar in the morning, sugar in the evening, and sugar at Suppertime,
As he patted ma curly thick black hair, a mark of the Black Irish,
Stank beer, stank, is we past yon pub, an Dray men wae horse an cart,
Mixed wae the rank of tea and wid, fae a foiled wrapped tea chest,
Past the shoap wae a bunker fill tae the brim, wae Ayrshire Tatties.


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post 9th Jun 2011, 10:09am
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Auld noo, battered bruised, by year efter year,
Smoke an smog sends soot, against soft surface,
Lapping it up layer upon layer, line efter line,
Grey noo, dun up wae Carbon mascara,
Wance proud Yellow Sandstone stawns, in shadow,
Concrete man made purposeful, yet hackit,
Compared tae, the tortured tenement.


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post 9th Jun 2011, 11:16am
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a old picture the round toll garscube rd when the traffic cop stood at the junction George's rd, the guy with the army uniform could be my dad as he visited my gran who lived at the round toll, looks like him maybe wrong rolleyes.gif cheers c/b

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post 9th Jun 2011, 01:01pm
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Maryhill Road at Kelvinside Avenue with the new development on the site of North Kelvinside Sec School in the foreground.
Thought I would try out Panorama function on the camera and it seems to have worked not too bad.

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post 9th Jun 2011, 01:32pm
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Jupiter, that's a very good picture. I took these a couple of weeks ago, you can see the Barracks and I had forgot just how high up Oban Drive was. Queens Cross Housing Association are building on this land with a few of the properties going to the private sector. So sad to see the demise of another lovely old school.

Pics are not great quality as I took them with my phone.


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post 9th Jun 2011, 01:33pm
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What a great topic. I'm sitting here at 12.30 am trying not to get too emotional just before I call it a night (or morning, more like). The poetry is great and I wish I could write something clever but alas poetry was never my strong point. Getting quite homesick so it's just as well I am due to visit the old place. I will be in Glasgow on 18th July for a week and am looking forward to walking around all the old haunts. Mind you, it would be great to see Maryhill as it was when I left there in 1963, instead of searching out old photos.

Of particular interest to me will be the housing development in Oban Drive where my old school NKS was, also I hope to see the new sports/swimming complex in Gairbraid Avenue.

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post 9th Jun 2011, 01:53pm
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SKL, all these new developments I just hate them,I would love to go back to 1963 when I was a child and Maryhill had a great community spirit. I adore the old tenements of which I was brought up in. I will try and get some pics of the sports complex at Gairbraid Avenue for you.

Ceader Bhoy forgot to say that's a great pic, love the old pics of Maryhill and enjoying the Poets on here!!

A couple more pics, Fergus Drive (is this Maryhill)! and further up Oban Drive and last one a lane just off Oban Drive.


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