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> Old Street in Townhead, What was the name?
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Oor Wullie
post 20th Jun 2006, 09:39am
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Can anybody remember the name of the street in Townhead that ran across Parson Street, parallel to Stanhope Street and before you came to Glebe Street?.

The 1894 map shows the street but doesn't name it.

It might have been St. Mungo Street but I'm not sure.
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post 18th Nov 2008, 04:46pm
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I remember playing in the the swing park and remember hearing about that clinic you mention.
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post 24th Nov 2008, 08:50pm
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QUOTE (weelew @ 18th Nov 2008, 04:54pm) *
I remember playing in the the swing park and remember hearing about that clinic you mention.

im new to this site , its nice to chat to someone fae the toonheid
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post 19th Jun 2009, 01:26am
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god tae talk about townhead and all the great memories of the 60s-70s would take pages but being young then and running around from the bottom of high st to the canals would be unheard of nowadays?? but that wiz ne and na mates what a life..this forum brings it all back yet every day i have a good memory of my youth from being born in the rottonrow in 1964 being brought up facing into the back of the swingpark behind townheid swimming just of cathedral street were ma dad
alex peachey had a sweetie and news agents shop next to mossmans monumental sculptures..
he worked hard in his wee shop opening at 5 in the morning just for the rolls for the nurses and ambulance men fae the royal and the rottonrow.he gave up the shop around 1980 due to the demolition to make way for a new clydsdale bank ..yep memories of living at parson street near the flats im sure our block was the last to get demolished just at the back of collinses building next to were i went to school at st davids primary however being the youngest in the family the rest of my brothers and sisters went to city public allan glens and some other school i cant remember?
the shiney tar road near st mungos chapel and the cafe across from the royal,black street swings at 5 year old i knew the clinic was for the dodjy spots between yer legs lol..
playing on a tarzy fae the tree under the bridge that goes over to the nacropolise grave yard..
playing in manky water in the flooded back greenies or back courts to some people..makin dens oot of the solid wooden doors oot of the empty buildings that would now be worth a fortune if ye saved them up for the listed buildings,,oh and lets not forget playin in the midgie bins..does anyone remember ma dads shop ? askin for the penny or hapenny tray and pickin sweeties fae them or gettin one of his home made jubillies fae orange juice in a plastic cup with two looly sticks in it ,,what a seller after the swimmin in the dad was well known for givin oot tick ,that being exchange of goods on credit in good faith usualy fags tobacco juce rolls papars sometimes even money which in later life i found out he never realy had money in all the time he ran the shop for 20 years..i have many more memories and answers to townhead area in which to me was the best place in the world to have been brought up in..
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- Oor Wullie   Old Street in Townhead   20th Jun 2006, 09:39am
- - Oor Wullie   I would also like to know the name of the street t...   21st Jun 2006, 02:38am
- - Allan D.Sim   Some street names were altered in 1922. Holmhead S...   25th Jun 2006, 03:18am
- - weesmasher   Oor Wullie I know exactly the streets you are talk...   25th Jun 2006, 04:58am
- - Allan D.Sim   You may be correct at the road name. According to ...   25th Jun 2006, 06:18pm
- - Oor Wullie   Allan, I'm sure now that it was St. Mungo...   26th Jun 2006, 12:18am
- - kentzo   I think the name of the street is Martyr Street as...   13th Nov 2006, 02:48am
- - sumac   Oor Wullie, the street was, indeed, Martyrs Street...   26th Nov 2006, 08:18pm
|- - Wee-Sprokit   QUOTE (sumac @ 26th Nov 2006, 09:05pm) Oo...   26th Feb 2009, 08:00pm
- - jane b   Oor Wullie, I'm not sure if you ever cleared t...   15th Apr 2008, 01:06am
- - Oor Wullie   I did clear it up, but many thanks to jane b all t...   15th Apr 2008, 04:09am
- - Guest mags *   the street between stanhope st. & glebe st. wa...   21st Jun 2008, 05:12pm
- - MissT   I lived on Roystonhill with my parents and 4 sibl...   28th Aug 2008, 10:24am
- - dave   anybody remember baird st before the motorway got ...   17th Nov 2008, 12:03am
|- - klingon   QUOTE (dave @ 17th Nov 2008, 12:50am) any...   25th Mar 2009, 03:26am
|- - weelew   QUOTE (dave @ 24th Nov 2008, 08:58pm) im ...   24th Nov 2008, 10:15pm
||- - dave   QUOTE (weelew @ 24th Nov 2008, 10:02pm) W...   29th Mar 2009, 01:11am
|- - peachey   god tae talk about townhead and all the great memo...   19th Jun 2009, 01:26am
- - Wee May   I'm posting this on behalf of my mum. Does an...   26th Dec 2008, 09:04pm
|- - peachey   QUOTE (Wee May @ 26th Dec 2008, 09:21pm) ...   19th Jun 2009, 01:33am
- - Heather   May, husband was born and raised in Townhead and c...   27th Dec 2008, 01:29am
- - kmacc   garden st is/was a short street between paul and w...   27th Dec 2008, 01:33pm
- - Rabbie   Jings, wit a nice wee thread, dunno how I missed t...   2nd Jul 2009, 06:35pm
- - Tennscot   Here`s one Does anyone remember Morrin Sq. ...   4th Jul 2009, 07:45pm
- - 27stowst   I had a pal, Jean Taylor, who's Granny stayed ...   4th Jul 2009, 08:42pm
- - patsy 113 montrose st   oor wullie it was St mungo`s st. the back gate...   11th Jul 2009, 12:40am
- - patsy 113 montrose st   The clinic was for S.T.D. Problems caused by the ...   15th Jul 2009, 09:36pm
- - weelew   As Billy Connelly once said {honest im a joiner an...   15th Jul 2009, 10:55pm
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