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> They're All Gone!, Lost Neighbourhoods
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post 24th Oct 2006, 02:51am
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I hear that my old Maryhill is being demolished sad.gif but the memories are in my heart forever wub.gif


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post 4th Apr 2007, 08:36pm
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Great to read so many people's memories of Townhead and Earlston Avenue in particular. I had great-grandparents at 13 Earlston Avenue - Thomas Morrison (died 1935) and Sarah Scullion Morrison (died 1947). They had three children: Sarah McDermott (1906-78), Mary Bell (1900-77), and Thomas Morrison (1903-69). Also had family at 677 Royston Road - Alexander McDermid (or McDermott) died 1955 aged 81, and his sister Hannah McDermid/McDermott Docherty, died 1943 aged 80. If anyone has memories of Morrisons McDermotts or Scullions from the area, or any pictures of the Earlston Ave area I'd love to hear from you:

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post 24th Apr 2007, 07:33am
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Hello, I've been reading all of the wonderful memories throughout this site and wonder if anyone can give me a little info on street names that were in my grandparents address book.
My grandfather's name was James Anderson he and his twin, Jean were born at 107 Albert Street. Dist of St. Rollox, Glasgow 01Dec1895. His father (we believe) was John Anderson a Pastry Baker who married a Jane Ferguson. I have a pic. probably 1922 time frame of a gentleman standing in the doorway of a Bakery Shop..thinking may be my great grandfather.
Last time my grandfather was in Glasgow was 1961 and his luggage tag shows 11 Leyden Gdns. Glasgow. I have pics of Anderson family at Prestwick Airport w/ children that would be around 40/50 years old by now.
other addresses were a Mrs J. Anderson at 14 Taylor St (could be High St as handwritting is fading)Townshead. Address is crossed off and 982 (or 482) Duke St is added.
Mr G Anderson 37 Amisfield St Maryhill......George owned a Taxi & I believe his daughters were Jean and Margaret/Marge??
Mr & Mrs J. Anderson 23 Strathblane Place crossed off and 50 Brucehill Road Dumbarton added.
Mr & Mrs R. Anderson 20 Abbeyhill St(?)
Mr & Mrs R Anderson 215 Cardovan Rd. (?)Glasgow
Mrs A. Brown 181 Pollokshaws Rd Glasgow
Mrs A. Horn 24 Taylor St Townshead
Mr & Mrs Minnock 18 Hatton Gardens Cardonale
I know next to nothing about my Glasgow rele's as I was about 12 years old when he died and he was the only one to come to U.S. (that we know of) I have tons of pictures of namesless family members.
Thanks for your time
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post 24th Apr 2007, 08:00am
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There have been a number of Albert Streets in Glasgow but I would suppose the one described as being in the District of St. Rollox in 1895 would be the one shown on the 1894 map that subsequently changed its' name to McAslin Street [in Townhead]. It was, at that time , a continuation of McAslin Street.

Grandpa's Girl can find the map here :-

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/scottishhisto...aps/glasgow.asp

This map is interactive. It can be moved around and there is a zoom function.

She'll also find Taylor Street, High Street and Duke Street in close proximity

I'm sure the other members can help her with the rest of the streets named .
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post 24th Apr 2007, 09:37am
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Thanks for the map link Oor Wullie. I found Albert & Taylor Streets...which is more than I've been able to find in the 20 years searching for this side of my family.
Funny we communicated with them until after my grandfathers death in 1971.
Do you know if there was a place called Burnt Island Ship Yards or something close to that?
I should have paid more attention when my grandfather was talking.....but I got lost in the romance of his accent. Most of the time I couldn't understand a word he said, but I loved to listen to him talk!!
If I ever figure out how to link to all of my Scotland pictures that I got scanned into my computer, I'll have to post them. Some are of 'the Waterworks??' in the early 30's and various things around Glasgow from the 20's/30's.
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post 24th Apr 2007, 10:53am
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Grandpa's girl, Burntisland is in Fife. A wee distance from Glasgow. Hope this helps.
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post 25th Apr 2007, 01:04am
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Here's a picture of Burntisland Shipyard in Fife, taken in 1958.

310 ships were built here between 1918 and 1969,when the yard closed.

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post 25th Apr 2007, 01:38am
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post 25th Apr 2007, 01:50am
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Thanks for posting the pic on the shipyard.
My dad believes my grandfather worked there before moving to Toronto in 1920's, and then Illinois.
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post 25th Apr 2007, 11:31am
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We used to go to Burnt Island for the day, wis the first Carnival I'd ever been to that had that Bouncy room in.......we'd be in there for hours laugh.gif


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post 25th Apr 2007, 12:42pm
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noo you kin rent those big bouncy castle things for your weans birthdays rolleyes.gif


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post 25th Apr 2007, 01:06pm
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aye aknow wee mags did you no see lydias birthday party pics she had a castle and a bouncy slide she loved it oh my memory of burnt island was jellyfish hundreds of them in the sea


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post 25th Apr 2007, 01:14pm
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Another thing, the more I think of those Burnt Island days the more I remember ah wis aye starvin there...musta been the sea air laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post 25th Apr 2007, 02:21pm
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actually if the callender serves me right i wis conceived in burntisland. My mum and dad went their honeymoon there......Andra
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post 25th Apr 2007, 02:25pm
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By jove Andy ah think you could be right...sure mind ye'd that burnt look aboot ye when ye came in the door oan Saturday after aw that walkin...... laugh.gif
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