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taurus Posted 20th Oct 2019, 08:32pm
  I am descended on my mother`s side, from a family from Linthouse",Rountree",unusual spelling,but I have never been able to know any more about them ,except my grandafather James Harrigan married Mary Rountree in 1890,then went to live in the Calton.
Olden_Pleh Posted 20th Oct 2019, 05:51am
 
QUOTE (lubbock @ 18th May 2014, 06:34am) *
... thinking back to my days as a young boy playing in Hoey St.


Hi, my dad Danny MacCauley grew up in 1 Hoey St, he was born in 1929. I was back there looking for the street in 2015 & was sad to see it had been levelled & redeveloped.

I loved looking around Govan nonetheless & was happy that quite a bit of the old parts were still there. My aunt walked around with me & she was shocked how much it had changed around Hoey St. She still lives in Drummoyne but hadn't been down that way for ages as she's quite elderly.
Billy Boil Posted 17th May 2017, 09:30pm
 
QUOTE (Doug1 @ 23rd Nov 2016, 05:38pm) *
Just got a request on Facebook from an old school friend from way back. I cant answer his request but just wondered if there are any old Govanites out there who might be able to.

He wants to know when Wooolworths in Govan opened and what did it replace. He thinks there was a church there before the store was built...was there?

If my memory serves me right alongside Woolies was the Modern Bookshop and Hudson Verity the opticians and Dands ladies outfitters, I think there was also a fruiterers shop there as well

Any comments appreciated

Cheers

Right also for the modern book shop. Swapping comics and American mags; couldn't stop reading and still can't.
Billy Boil Posted 17th May 2017, 09:30pm
 
QUOTE (Doug1 @ 23rd Nov 2016, 05:38pm) *
Just got a request on Facebook from an old school friend from way back. I cant answer his request but just wondered if there are any old Govanites out there who might be able to.

He wants to know when Wooolworths in Govan opened and what did it replace. He thinks there was a church there before the store was built...was there?

If my memory serves me right alongside Woolies was the Modern Bookshop and Hudson Verity the opticians and Dands ladies outfitters, I think there was also a fruiterers shop there as well

Any comments appreciated

Cheers

I remember the building of it. I was about 6 or 7 at the time and that would make it 1952/53.

Too young then and too old now to remember what it replaced but it replaced a Govan sand stone construction that would not have had historical significance.
*rita* Posted 7th May 2017, 09:34am
  my name is rita mcskimming maden name swan I was born abbortsford place govan Glasgow doing family search looking for ratations of john murray swan married rita McLaren whiteford they had 3 kids rita john and alice kids were in a home ran by nuns think it might have been Maryhill east field hospital 1960s.
Doug1 Posted 23rd Nov 2016, 05:38pm
  Just got a request on Facebook from an old school friend from way back. I cant answer his request but just wondered if there are any old Govanites out there who might be able to.

He wants to know when Wooolworths in Govan opened and what did it replace. He thinks there was a church there before the store was built...was there?

If my memory serves me right alongside Woolies was the Modern Bookshop and Hudson Verity the opticians and Dands ladies outfitters, I think there was also a fruiterers shop there as well

Any comments appreciated

Cheers
Anne carmichael Posted 20th Jul 2016, 09:23pm
 
QUOTE (Hollywood1945 @ 7th Jul 2010, 02:12pm) *
Hi my names Michelle Hollywood. My mum and dad where both brought up in the Govan Area in the 50s and 60s. My mum Veronica Scanlan was from the Whyne Alley and my dad Brian Hollywood was from Neptune St. Did anyone know them by any chance? Id like to find out a wee bit about them.

Also i dont know if this is the right site to come on. Does anyone know which is best?

My great aunt was Katie Hollywood married to Owen Hollywood moved to knighthood I believe.
*Kathy* Posted 22nd Mar 2016, 12:54am
 
QUOTE (enrique @ 15th Jun 2012, 12:40pm) *
I remember the Hollywoods the guy was a good fitba player and i think you will find it was the wine alley, although whyne sounds just as good as you could hear a lot of that goin on any Sat night

Kathy long Posted 22nd Mar 2016, 12:51am
 
QUOTE (Hollywood1945 @ 7th Jul 2010, 02:20pm) *
Hi my names Michelle Hollywood. My mum and dad where both brought up in the Govan Area in the 50s and 60s. My mum Veronica Scanlan was from the Whyne Alley and my dad Brian Hollywood was from Neptune St. Did anyone know them by any chance? Id like to find out a wee bit about them.

Also i dont know if this is the right site to come on. Does anyone know which is best?

mlconnelly Posted 2nd Sep 2015, 08:53am
  Another wee update. In 1934 Alexander has remarried a Violet Jane Booth and has changed the spelling of his surname to Donaghy. He has also moved to Fairbairn St Dalmarnock. Mary
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