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> Davie Hutcheson, Old family friend
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post 4th Feb 2020, 10:40am
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I often think of our old friend, Davie Hutcheson. He was a family friend for many years and when our Dad, Willie Thomson, left Glasgow in early 1964 to join us in New Zealand, Davie decided to travel with him. He stayed here for a year then returned to Glasgow and got married. I don't recall his wife's name and Davie will have no doubt have passed away as he would have been in his 50s in 1963. We were in touch for a while and he and his wife had a daughter. Davie worked for years in the Maryhill Baths but not sure if he went back to work there but I am pretty sure he lived in Maryhill. Maybe this could "ring a bell" with someone and I would love to hear about Davie's daughter.


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post 7th Feb 2020, 09:14am
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I obviously can’t help you here, but you pulled at my wee heart strings with your request for help. This is something we can empathise with, dare I say, especially as we reflect in our later years. I know I do.

Hope someone can help, SKL!


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post 7th Feb 2020, 09:31pm
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QUOTE (Scots Kiwi Lass @ 4th Feb 2020, 10:40am) *
I often think of our old friend, Davie Hutcheson. He was a family friend for many years and when our Dad, Willie Thomson, left Glasgow in early 1964 to join us in New Zealand, Davie decided to travel with him. He stayed here for a year then returned to Glasgow and got married. I don't recall his wife's name and Davie will have no doubt have passed away as he would have been in his 50s in 1963. We were in touch for a while and he and his wife had a daughter. Davie worked for years in the Maryhill Baths but not sure if he went back to work there but I am pretty sure he lived in Maryhill. Maybe this could "ring a bell" with someone and I would love to hear about Davie's daughter.

Hello SKL

Like Carmella, I can’t help you, but I have a wee story regarding Maryhill Baths. My wife and I lived in Balfour Street, which was one street past where the Maryhill baths were located. One Saturday night we were queuing to get into a dance hall in Hope Street, Glasgow. This would be in the late 1950’s.

While we were in the queue, a busker turned up and started singing and playing the mouth organ. He was dressed in evening wear. Black dinner jacket, white shirt and bow tie. On finishing one song, he walked along the queue holding out a hat for money. My wife recognised him and said “That’s one of the workers from the Steamie in Maryhill”.

About a week or two later we went dancing at the Plaza at Eglinton Toll. About an hour after the dancing had started, the busker appeared. Very impressive looking in his evening wear, chatting up the ladies. He would then invite an unescorted lady for a dance, then refreshments. In those days, the sale of alcohol was not permitted in dance halls, so his outlay would not be much. I have always admired his initiative. All harmless fun.

It is possible your friend Davie, knew this busker. Maybe it was Davie!

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Danny
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post 8th Feb 2020, 04:48pm
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Just a thought but, but would you know the daughter’s name?

Obviously, I mean her Christian name, of course her surname would be the same, but would change if she got married😀


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post 8th Feb 2020, 10:52pm
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QUOTE (DannyH @ 7th Feb 2020, 09:31pm) *
Hello SKL

Like Carmella, I can’t help you, but I have a wee story regarding Maryhill Baths. My wife and I lived in Balfour Street, which was one street past where the Maryhill baths were located. One Saturday night we were queuing to get into a dance hall in Hope Street, Glasgow. This would be in the late 1950’s.

While we were in the queue, a busker turned up and started singing and playing the mouth organ. He was dressed in evening wear. Black dinner jacket, white shirt and bow tie. On finishing one song, he walked along the queue holding out a hat for money. My wife recognised him and said “That’s one of the workers from the Steamie in Maryhill”.

About a week or two later we went dancing at the Plaza at Eglinton Toll. About an hour after the dancing had started, the busker appeared. Very impressive looking in his evening wear, chatting up the ladies. He would then invite an unescorted lady for a dance, then refreshments. In those days, the sale of alcohol was not permitted in dance halls, so his outlay would not be much. I have always admired his initiative. All harmless fun.

It is possible your friend Davie, knew this busker. Maybe it was Davie!

Regards

Danny




No, Danny, that was not our wee Davie. He was a quiet man, but always cheerful. He spoke with quite a bad stammer but no trouble communicating. Can't imagine him busking or dancing!

Cheers,
Betty


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post 8th Feb 2020, 11:08pm
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QUOTE (carmella @ 8th Feb 2020, 05:48pm) *
Just a thought but, but would you know the daughter’s name?

Obviously, I mean her Christian name, of course her surname would be the same, but would change if she got married😀

Her name, I am pretty sure, was Helen and she would be in her 50's now. She attended North Kelvinside School and they lived in Maryhill. We lost touch with Dave many moons ago, so don't know if Helen had a married name.

Thank you so much for your interest, Carmella.
Betty


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post 13th Feb 2020, 02:53pm
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Her name, I am pretty sure, was Helen and she would be in her 50's now. She attended North Kelvinside School and they lived in Maryhill. We lost touch with Dave many moons ago, so don't know if Helen had a married name.

Thank you so much for your interest, Carmella.
Betty

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