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> The Death Of Demons, by Eric Moran
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post 8th Apr 2011, 06:52pm
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Crewsy. I can assure you that, in my day Shettleston certainly was in Glasgow. I must admit however, that my mother went out to the wilds of Plains, Airdrie to have me, and I only entered the Holy City 6 days later. I think you are wrong mind you, as the census documents clearly state " Shettleston, Barony, Glasgow, Lanarkshire. biggrin.gif


P.S. I see from other sources that the incorporation to Glasgow only took place in 1912, one year after the census, but I should think that is purely an administrative matter.


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post 8th Apr 2011, 07:11pm
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Aye, of course, he is a lawyer or budding one, so the facts are important.

Im from the south my first recollection of Shettleston was about 1970 when I had occasion to travel to Coatbridge weekly, there was a green bus that went via shettleton, i remember Shettleston Rd became Old Shettleston Rd, then via Coatbridge to Broxburn, memory says it was a number 16,

Does that ring any bells.

edit, Dont listen tae Lawyers and Politicians, interesting childhood aside.
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post 8th Apr 2011, 07:32pm
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In my day, the green buses ( Scottish Omnibuses, formerly SMT) went from Killermont Street Bus Station. Destinations to Clarkston (Airdrie), Caldercruix, Longriggend and Edinburgh via Bathgate all went through Shettleston. There was also Clarkston via Lightburn which took the New Edinburgh Road.

When my folks moved to Plains, I stayed with my aunts in North Mount Vernon for convenient travel to school ( 1955-59) and I went to Plains at weekends. There was an Edinburgh bus every 20 minutes, a Caldercruix one the same and Longriggend hourly. What a mess it is nowadays.

I am unsure if you know the facts about John Wheatley´s (1908-88) later life. Try a google.


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post 8th Apr 2011, 07:45pm
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 8th Apr 2011, 07:49pm) *
In my day, the green buses ( Scottish Omnibuses, formerly SMT) went from Killermont Street Bus Station. Destinations to Clarkston (Airdrie), Caldercruix, Longriggend and Edinburgh via Bathgate all went through Shettleston. There was also Clarkston via Lightburn which took the New Edinburgh Road.

When my folks moved to Plains, I stayed with my aunts in North Mount Vernon for convenient travel to school ( 1955-59) and I went to Plains at weekends. There was an Edinburgh bus every 20 minutes, a Caldercruix one the same and Longriggend hourly. What a mess it is nowadays.

I am unsure if you know the facts about John Wheatley&acute;s (1908-88) later life. Try a google.


Cheers Bilbo, that clears it up for me.

I worry that in some future the answer to every question is Google it,


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post 8th Apr 2011, 07:49pm
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QUOTE (Crewsy Fixer @ 8th Apr 2011, 10:02pm) *
Cheers Bilbo, that clears it up for me.

I worry that in some future the answer to every question is Google it,



It is a slight worry, inasmuch as you get 734, 867,542 answers on average. rolleyes.gif


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post 8th Apr 2011, 07:57pm
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Its getting out of hand. somebody needs to control things. This thread for instance. biggrin.gif
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post 8th Apr 2011, 08:04pm
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Ok, get back on topic mellow.gif


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post 8th Apr 2011, 09:53pm
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 8th Apr 2011, 07:19am) *
Wonderful book - especially if you know Barcelona, which I first visited in 1966. smile.gif



Bill, both books are set in Barcelona and with some of the same characters,
I'm thinking that I may have a problem as to which is the better book, smile.gif


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post 8th Apr 2011, 10:51pm
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QUOTE (Crewsy Fixer @ 8th Apr 2011, 03:58pm) *
Ive got three growing up in Glasgow books,

One By Molly Weir, Springburn, another By John (Lord ) Wheatley), Shettleston, and one by a guy Called George Mitchell, Ruchill.


George Mtchells wee book " Comfy Glasgow" was a heartwarming read of his tales of Growing up in Glasgow. I had never heard of George Mitchell, it was the book title "Comfy Glasgow" that caught my eye..
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post 17th Apr 2011, 03:55pm
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QUOTE (angel @ 8th Apr 2011, 09:10pm) *
Bill, both books are set in Barcelona and with some of the same characters,
I'm thinking that I may have a problem as to which is the better book, smile.gif



I have just finished , Zafon's book, "Against the wind",what a wonderful read,
"The Angel"s game" also excellent,this book I came across while I was
in Nantucket last year, until that time I had never heard of this author
I seem to have read these books in the wrong order,and now I understand
there is another called " Prince of the mist" pubished in 1992,"his first book,"
so I'm off tomorrow to see if I can find it . smile.gif


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post 17th Apr 2011, 05:18pm
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Angel, I have not yet read "The Angel´s Game" but I will do so soon. As far as I know, "The Shadow of the Wind" was considered his first "adult" novel and " Prince of the Mist " was for "young adults", whatever that may mean. BTW I see that Angel´s Game was translated by the daughter of poet Robert Graves, who lived in Deya, Mallorca.


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