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frank geary Posted 25th Nov 2019, 04:12pm
  Nice to see the mention of Lester Pennman in your pages. my Dad was taught by him way back and went on to be a World Champion dance band drummer.I am inamodel railway club in Glasgow and one of our members was also taught by Mr. Pennman , who was a bit strict going by some of the stories my Dad told me of him , but it seems to have worked. Sadly ,I have lost the photo I had of Lester.
CAT Posted 25th Sep 2014, 10:09am
  Does anyone remember McKay's a sweetie factory? My Mother worked there from when she left school at 14 around 1936 and was there for around 15 years. She loved it. She mentioned this last night and said it was a great job making hand made sweets.
Doug1 Posted 23rd Sep 2014, 05:39pm
 
QUOTE (stratson @ 10th Nov 2012, 10:22am) *
I seem to recall Penman family.from the 50's, don't know if the one you refer too.

They came from Abbotsford Place, it runs parallel with Eglinton Street, unsure.gif


Hi Stratson

Funny old life but I was trolling through google earlier today looking for some info and was linked to one of my earlier GG posts to do with my old drum teacher Lester Penman. I then noticed you replied to my post but I it appears I didnt reply to you

The Penman I was taught by did live in Abbotsford Place in a very big flat which I think on the top floor as I recall. I have however no knowledge about Lesters family, in fact I dont remember ever meeting any of his family.
Lynne lees Posted 2nd Mar 2014, 01:16pm
  Hi everyone i just thought id invite you all to a great facebook page called OLD GORBALS PICTURES... nearly 3500 members its brilliant :-) also my Grandad worked in McNeil street UCBS..he was called Peter Taylor, he worked in the board wash i think :-)
stratson Posted 10th Nov 2012, 09:05am
 
QUOTE (Doug1 @ 18th Sep 2012, 08:58pm) *
A wee bit off topic because I cant remember the street but when i was a young fella in the late 50's to early 60's i was taught drumming by a drum teacher in the Gorbals. His name was Lester Penman and he was a very famous musician who had played at the London Palladium. He was also a good friend of one of the greatest drummers of all times the legendary American Gene Krupa. I remember his flat was on the top storey and was huge with one room devoted to his drum teaching. I think his street ran parallel to Eglinton Street and I think there was a big cinema nearby where i got off either the tram or bus, cant remember which, but I do remember his flat was just a short walk away. Sorry for rambling on but it was a very happy time for me.


I seem to recall Penman family.from the 50's, don't know if the one you refer too.

They came from Abbotsford Place, it runs parallel with Eglinton Street, unsure.gif
Doug1 Posted 18th Sep 2012, 07:41pm
  A wee bit off topic because I cant remember the street but when i was a young fella in the late 50's to early 60's i was taught drumming by a drum teacher in the Gorbals. His name was Lester Penman and he was a very famous musician who had played at the London Palladium. He was also a good friend of one of the greatest drummers of all times the legendary American Gene Krupa. I remember his flat was on the top storey and was huge with one room devoted to his drum teaching. I think his street ran parallel to Eglinton Street and I think there was a big cinema nearby where i got off either the tram or bus, cant remember which, but I do remember his flat was just a short walk away. Sorry for rambling on but it was a very happy time for me.
phil Posted 18th Sep 2012, 05:54pm
  hi marina,i remember a victor mulligan from kidson street,in 1952 he worked in pooles the butchers in cathcart rd,i worked in the co-op butchers also in cathcart rd,george glen,cuthbertson,and jamesie carr,we all went to the couper institute dancing,vic had a pink suit with a black velvet collar. phil.
seamus1954 Posted 7th Aug 2012, 12:43am
  Old Gorbals , Hello everyone I would like to add my name and chime in to this topic .My Granmom Mary Long lived at 428 Rutherglen road and was a Confectioner , Although I am not sure where she worked ,She left Glasgow in 1925 at the age of 17 ,and Emmigrated to Phila Pa USA {Thank God because I would NOT be here if She didn't } so if she worked at the closest place I'm assuming it moght be the UNCOPB at MCNeil street ,it being the closest Although I'll never know for certain the Building looked impressive If anyone had anyone who knew Mary Long 17 in 1925 she was very tiny a WEE lass 4'8 it is dead end A Long shot at best BUT just maybe ????????? Sincerely Seamus
pat wilband Posted 13th Jan 2009, 12:32am
  Hi , I`m writing from Canada -- trying to find anyone who knows of the Mulheron family who lived at 56 Johns street in Glasgow around the 1st war . James was a baker who may have worked at the Uccb that was mentioned before . He moved to canada and lived in St John New Brunswick . Joined the Princess Patricia Canadian Light Infantry and died in France (tilloy ) in 1918 .Can anyone help me ?
Guest george * Posted 7th Dec 2008, 02:28am
  ma wifes granda wis called umy he was jewish and he was a tick tacker at the dog tracks he had a big family stayed in hospital street called davis..he was killed and robbed the roumour goes it was because he always had money on him from the track..
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