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post 12th Apr 2005, 01:16am
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I was born in 41 Adamswell Street and my father was a policeman in the St. Rollox Division. During the war I worked at the North British Locomotive Company, just down the street from where I was born. I am very familiar with Springburn. In those days it was a thriving district of working class folks. The Co-op was one of the largest business - they even had an undertaker division in Morrison Street. Springburn as it was is very clear in my memory. If there is a Transport Museum, why not a museum to preserve the history of Glasgow.
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post 12th Apr 2005, 08:13am
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"The Co-op was one of the largest business - they even had an undertaker division in Morrison Street."

It might be smaller but it is still there.

"Springburn as it was is very clear in my memory. If there is a Transport Museum, why not a museum to preserve the history of Glasgow."

We prefer to call it the People's Palace.
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post 12th Apr 2005, 06:32pm
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Hi All ..Did the CO-OP also have Funeral Directors based at Morrin St/Angus St as well as the Main one at Morrison St Cheers Flim

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post 12th Apr 2005, 09:27pm
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Flims, should I recognize the street in your photo? In my memory, the old streets had class. I believe the Co-op offices were in the same street as the undertakers. They also had tailors. My parents would pick out the cloth and Mother would have a coat made and Dad his three piece suit.
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post 13th Apr 2005, 02:39am
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hi guys, I do believe the funeral parlour was in Angus St, off Springburn Rd, there was possible another one in Morrison St, (was that in the south side???) Bunty, I was born/brought up in Crichton Street went to Gourlie school, but our first wee hoose after we married was 182 A -dam- swell Street!!! It was a wee palace (at least we thought so) lovely memories here! smile.gif We always went to the co-op in Springburn Rd, just before the bend for our school uniforms! changed days!
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post 13th Apr 2005, 07:14am
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Hi All Buntyq the photo that you where querying is the Old Springburn Road Tenement,as you look at it the right hand side is Angus St as Toerag said,and the bottom of the tenement is actually Springburn Cross,here is another of the same building different Angle you will see that it says Springburn Cross at the top of the Masonry Cheers Flim

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post 13th Apr 2005, 08:24pm
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Toerag, you must have lived in the tenements at the end of the street. You would have been facing the North British Locomotive Works, if they were still standing. After the war it was just impossible for the servicemen coming back to get any kind of housing. My brother sublet a single-end in Balornock, lived in a converted double-decker bus and finally made the wise decision to move his family to Australia.
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post 14th Apr 2005, 02:53am
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Hi Bunty, yes we were the second close from the end, I think Teachers Whisky was at the end of the street?? would that be right?
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post 14th Apr 2005, 01:50pm
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Toerag, I dont remember what was at the end of the street but I believe there was a bank and a little newsagent shop at the beginning of the street. Also, you are right about Morrison Street. That was in Shieldhall and I believe you had to shop there for bigger items. Angus Street was where they had the undertakers in Springburn. What took you away from Glasgow?
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post 14th Apr 2005, 11:13pm
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Hi Bunty, your right about the wee newsagents being at the beginning of the street, as for a bank, not sure about that, we did ny use banks in thae days!! We came to Canada as we thought our kids would have a better atart, plus my big sister was here! The were 3 months & 16 months when we left Glasgow!
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post 15th Apr 2005, 10:59pm
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I've wondered if you all get together in Ontario. If you have never met Catherine you are in for a treat. I think they should hold one of the Big Meets in Canada. I flew up from Georgia and attended the one at Wee Mags in East Norwalk, Connecticut, last year. So if all you Canucks decide that it is Canada, count me in. We used to get a wee ice cream in that little store at the corner of Adamswell Street, that's why I remember it so well.
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post 18th Apr 2005, 12:53am
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Hi Bunty, Catherine did organise a meet in Tronto, I believe Archie & Norah were surprise guests from England, and there were some others from Canada, I did not make it to that one, but they all had a rerr ter but hopefully if there is another I will get to meet you! Its a small world (but ah widnae like to paint it)
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post 25th Jul 2007, 10:43pm
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The Co-op funeral parlour at Angus street is now William hills the bookmakers. Around 1976 it became the job centre
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Sorry all the links seem to have gone. I was born in Keppochill rd and went to Gourlay street. I remember we got my first 'school uniform' at Hoeys and I stopped the escalator by pushing the red button incurring the wrath of the manager. My mother worked at Robertsons the bakery ( my Aunt and Uncle) and my Dad worked for Cowlairs and later as a tram driver

I remember the butcher ( Mc Farlanes) and the greengrocer on Keppochill road and how I learned that it was not a good idea to take your Mammy flowers from the graveyard no matter how much you loved her smile.gif

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post 2nd Nov 2007, 01:34pm
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QUOTE (flims @ 13th Apr 2005, 07:31 AM) *
Hi All Buntyq the photo that you where querying is the Old Springburn Road Tenement,as you look at it the right hand side is Angus St as Toerag said,and the bottom of the tenement is actually Springburn Cross,here is another of the same building different Angle you will see that it says Springburn Cross at the top of the Masonry Cheers Flim



Only the top two thirds of this buiding are original...the bottom part which had been the co-op were filled in later..you can see the original shape in the old Bw foto of Springburn Road:

http://oldspringburn.wetpaint.com/page/Pho...+old+Springburn
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