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JosieHiggins2015 Posted 4th Jun 2016, 09:06pm
  Does anyone know of the Brown family living at 69 Provenmill Street or the Bell Family living at 30 Fillers Street Garngad
AndyR1 Posted 7th May 2016, 08:06pm
 
QUOTE (Kathleen Beattie @ 4th Mar 2015, 01:42pm) *
To the fellow who had relatives called Redford at 74 earls ton avenue. My family nancy, John, John,Cecilia, Kathleen and. Gerard. Beattie, along with my mothers' father and mother, John and Jeannie Reilly lived at 84 Earlston avenue, from 1943 to 1956 love to hear that name again!

Hi Kathleen any info you can pass on to me would be great thank you
Guest Posted 12th Apr 2016, 12:52pm
 
QUOTE (Helen mccabe mcewan @ 14th Nov 2015, 04:58pm) *
Hiya my names Lynn also know as helen mccabe. Was wondering if anybody knows any information in the kellys that lived on 12 tharsa St garngad glasgow round about 1900 onwards. That was my great grans address annie kelly and her daughter my gran was called helen kelly (mccabe) married name. Thanks Lynn.

Helen mccabe mcewan Posted 14th Nov 2015, 04:50pm
  Hiya my names Lynn also know as helen mccabe. Was wondering if anybody knows any information in the kellys that lived on 12 tharsa St garngad glasgow round about 1900 onwards. That was my great grans address annie kelly and her daughter my gran was called helen kelly (mccabe) married name. Thanks Lynn.
Kathleen Beattie Posted 4th Mar 2015, 12:42pm
 
QUOTE (AndyR1 @ 3rd Jun 2006, 07:17am) *
Thanks Valros the name of the families are Reidford, Clark and Brown and as far as I can tell the Reidfords lived in 74 Earlston Avenue from the early 1930`s until the 1950`s but the families lived in the area before these dates. The Clark/Brown family had a grocery shop in the area but I dont know its name. Any help would be great as I`ve got family in Canada who are trying to find out more about Garngad.

To the fellow who had relatives called Redford at 74 earls ton avenue. My family nancy, John, John,Cecilia, Kathleen and. Gerard. Beattie, along with my mothers' father and mother, John and Jeannie Reilly lived at 84 Earlston avenue, from 1943 to 1956 love to hear that name again!
GG Posted 16th Feb 2015, 12:24pm
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*Brian* Posted 5th Oct 2013, 12:55am
 
QUOTE (Paul Kelly @ 23rd Aug 2006, 03:08pm) *
In 'The Garngad Heritage, The Unpublished Work', Robert McLaughlin says he remembers that one of the families that stayed next to him at Tharsis Street in the 1940s was the Collins family, and that he thinks one of the Collins boys was convicted of murder in later life. I recently came across a book in a bookshop here in Gaborone called 'Hugh Collins - Autobiography of a Murderer'. The book is about convicted murderer, Hugh Collins, born in Royston (Garngad) in 1951. It is the story of the archetypal Glasgow hard man. The Gorbals had Jimmy Boyle. The Garngad had Hugh Collins. The book won't be everyone's cup of tea and the language is very strong.

Collins describes his early years growing up in Royston (Garngad) and his teenage years as a member of the Garngad gang - The Shamrock - of which he claims to have been a founding member, aged 15, along with his friends 'Wee' Joe Mulligan, Joe 'The Bear' Devlin and Albert Faulds.
He gives a vivid description of Glasgow's street gangs of the 1960s:
The Shamrock (from Garngad), The Cumbie (from Cumberland Street, Gorbals), The Calton Tongs, The Bridgeton Spurs and The Maryhill Fleet. He describes how he was stabbed and slashed, aged 15, in a gang fight against The Cumbie, and again, aged 18, in a gang fight against The Tongs. He explicitly describes his gangland life which continued into his 20s and which ended ultimately in tragedy. In 1977, Collins was convicted of the murder of William Mooney, whom he stabbed to death in a Glasgow bar. Collins was released from prison in 1992 and nowadays lives with his wife in Edinburgh.

The early part of the book has a lot of info on Garngad in the 1950s and 1960s. Chapter 1 of the book starts as follows:

I'm five and a half years old, attending St Roch's Primary School in Glasgow. The teacher, Miss O'Donnell, has asked us each to stand, walk to the front of the class, and tell the others what our fathers do.
'My da's a railway worker,' says one, and sits down.
'My da's a postman. He delivers the mail.'
It's my turn, and I walk to the front with some pride.
'My da,' I say, 'is Wullie Collins. He's like Robin Hood. He takes from the rich and gives to the poor. My da's a bank robber.'
The class erupts, shrieking with laughter. I'm immediately embarrassed. Miss O'Donnell is taken by suprise. That's the end of that exercise, and my Granny is summoned.
'He's not a bank robber, Hughie. You mustn't say that. You musn't ever say that.'
So who had told me? Did I get the idea from Ginger McBride?

I guess you will have to buy the book if you want to read more.

FerGeddes Posted 2nd Aug 2013, 05:14pm
  Hi all,

Great forum.

I am looking for anyone related to Alexander and Margaret McGrory in 1910 they living at 302 Garngad Road, St Rollox


Also looking for any descendants of John Glen and Mary Ferguson from around same area late 1880s to 1930s
Ekelly Posted 11th Apr 2013, 08:04pm
 
QUOTE (sally collins @ 7th Mar 2009, 11:52am) *
hello Paul, i came across this site trying to find out about Bright Street still existing,when i noticed your name was Kelly and your family resided at 27 villiers street,that is where my gggrandfather lived his name was John kelly who came from Donegal,my Great grandmother,Jane Kelly resided at 42 Bright street 1897 does this mean we are distantly related?

Hi

I am probably to late to join this.

My Great grandfather was called john Kelly ( he was a widower) He went on to marry an Elizabeth McLaughlin (McGee/McGhee) he lived in 36 villiers street in 1913 and they went on to have a son in 1915 called Edward Kelly (My Grandfather).
charlie mc garrigl Posted 6th Dec 2012, 02:30pm
 
QUOTE (Paul Kelly @ 30th Aug 2006, 09:02am) *
Hi Valros.

In 'The Garngad Heritage, The Unpublished Work', Robert McLaughlin and Ronnie McDonald both write affectionately about a man called Big Willie John Monaghan. Even Hugh Collins in his autobiography makes a warm reference towards him. I am sure Big Willie John must have been a well known character in the Garngad area in the 30s, 40s, 50s and 60s. I was wondering if you knew him.
I have also been meaning to ask you if you knew a Glen or Glenn family from the Garngad. They would have been distant relatives of mine through my McCormick ancestors.

All the best,

Paul

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