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Posted by: Oor Wullie 20th Jun 2006, 09:39am

Can anybody remember the name of the street in Townhead that ran across Parson Street, parallel to Stanhope Street and before you came to Glebe Street?.

The 1894 map shows the street but doesn't name it.

It might have been St. Mungo Street but I'm not sure.

Posted by: Oor Wullie 21st Jun 2006, 02:38am

I would also like to know the name of the street that was last on the left off Parson Street, before Castle Street [ Beside St. Mungo's]

Posted by: Allan D.Sim 25th Jun 2006, 03:18am

Some street names were altered in 1922. Holmhead Street was renamed Cunningham Street. I'm thinking along lines of Weaver Street, Taylor Street being in vicinity, but mabe I'm too far off the Glebe Street portion you mean. It's been years since I visited that part of Townhead I'm ashamed to say. I'll search on.

Posted by: weesmasher 25th Jun 2006, 04:58am

Oor Wullie I know exactly the streets you are talking about, but for the life of me I can''t remember their names. I use to cross over the one that ran parallel with Stanhope St everyday to get to school.
We lived right next door to St Mungo's boy's school and we use to play in the spare ground in this street also.
I also use to go to a shop in the other street for my granny to get her stockings.
I will ask my mother and see if she can remember the names of these streets.

Posted by: Allan D.Sim 25th Jun 2006, 06:18pm

You may be correct at the road name. According to an online map which I seen today, it was St Mungo's Street. I was not far away with Taylor/Weaver Street vicinity! They are just south of this. Just wondering, does Bartholomew have online maps? I have some where in my room an earlier Glasgow map and the Kingston Bridge is "under construction". Regarding a further search either online or tying Mitchell Library or visiting area, I cannot be sure of other street name. The link to old map i looked at is: http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/townplans/glasgow_2_centre.html . Hope this assists.

Posted by: Oor Wullie 26th Jun 2006, 12:18am

Allan,

I'm sure now that it was St. Mungo's Street and I'm almost sure that the last street on the left off Parson's Street [before Castle Street] was Martyr's Street.

Your map was interesting since it seems to pre - date Stanhope Street [ where I was born and grew up] which appears on the 1894 map.

Thanks for your help.

Posted by: kentzo 13th Nov 2006, 02:48am

I think the name of the street is Martyr Street as referenced in the following link - http://redirect.php?url=http://www.roystonroadproject.org/archive/history/garngad_royston.htm

Posted by: sumac 26th Nov 2006, 08:18pm

Oor Wullie, the street was, indeed, Martyrs Street. My gran lived at no. 3, two up, and my dad's parents lived about no. 19(?).

My family lived just round the corner from them at no. 40 Parson Street, and we shared the same backcourt with my gran.

On the corner of the two streets was a shop called Carruth's Grotto which sold all things Catholic, due to the very close proximity to St. Mungo's Church and Academy, as well as the Priests' House (Seminary?).

Posted by: jane b 15th Apr 2008, 01:06am

Oor Wullie,
I'm not sure if you ever cleared this up but just came across this posting - I have a map of Glasgow from the 1960s and there's no doubt that the street you refer to is St. Mungo.

Posted by: Oor Wullie 15th Apr 2008, 04:09am

I did clear it up, but many thanks to jane b all the same.

I can't believe I forgot the name of this street considering how many tmes I played in it but, on the other hand, it wasn't yesterday rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Guest mags * 21st Jun 2008, 05:12pm

the street between stanhope st. & glebe st. was St Mungo St

The other street you asked for was Martyr St

Posted by: MissT 28th Aug 2008, 10:24am

I lived on Roystonhill with my parents and 4 siblings.. My mother died and we were shipped off to Quariers Homes in Bridge of Weir.. I attended St Rollox school for a couple of years.. Not many memories from that time.. I am now in Australia and have a great life. a lovely hubby and 5 kids from 18 to 31..

Posted by: dave 17th Nov 2008, 12:03am

anybody remember baird st before the motorway got constructed.black st playpark, taxi garage,the polis canteen ,that clinic?, gleebe st , we lived at 9 baird st


Posted by: weelew 18th Nov 2008, 04:46pm

I remember playing in the the swing park and remember hearing about that clinic you mention.

Posted by: dave 24th Nov 2008, 08:50pm

QUOTE (weelew @ 18th Nov 2008, 04:54pm) *
I remember playing in the the swing park and remember hearing about that clinic you mention.

im new to this site , its nice to chat to someone fae the toonheid ..lol

Posted by: weelew 24th Nov 2008, 10:15pm

QUOTE (dave @ 24th Nov 2008, 08:58pm) *
im new to this site , its nice to chat to someone fae the toonheid ..lol

Where in the Townhead do you come from Dave.

Posted by: Wee May 26th Dec 2008, 09:04pm

I'm posting this on behalf of my mum. Does anyone remember Garden Street in Townhead? She was born there in 1947 and lived there for several years. It never seems to be mentioned anywhere. She remembers that there was only 5 closes on Garden Street, 3 on one side, two on the other. The neighbouring Streets were Weaver St, Paul St and Taylor St. I would appreciate any information.

Posted by: Heather 27th Dec 2008, 01:29am

May, husband was born and raised in Townhead and can't remember a street called Garden Street. He does remember the other streets you mentioned.

Posted by: kmacc 27th Dec 2008, 01:33pm



garden st is/was a short street between paul and weaver sts theyre off rottenrow

Posted by: Wee-Sprokit 26th Feb 2009, 08:00pm

QUOTE (sumac @ 26th Nov 2006, 09:05pm) *
Oor Wullie, the street was, indeed, Martyrs Street. My gran lived at no. 3, two up, and my dad's parents lived about no. 19(?).

My family lived just round the corner from them at no. 40 Parson Street, and we shared the same backcourt with my gran.

On the corner of the two streets was a shop called Carruth's Grotto which sold all things Catholic, due to the very close proximity to St. Mungo's Church and Academy, as well as the Priests' House (Seminary?).


My Granny lived in Martyrs St many years ago, cant remember the number though? her name was Mcleish!!!

Posted by: klingon 25th Mar 2009, 03:26am

QUOTE (dave @ 17th Nov 2008, 12:50am) *
anybody remember baird st before the motorway got constructed.black st playpark, taxi garage,the polis canteen ,that clinic?, gleebe st , we lived at 9 baird st

I remember those big sheds on the other side of the road there being a sort of joinery factory making packing cases etc-the canal was right behind them and just out of view is the wee opening bridge to the coal rees and the Pinkston railway sidings-we used to play on the steam cranes left there overnight!-if ye put some more coal in the firebox sometimes the crane would raise steam and run back and forward with wee boys in control!

Posted by: dave 29th Mar 2009, 01:11am

QUOTE (weelew @ 24th Nov 2008, 10:02pm) *
Where in the Townhead do you come from Dave.

i lived in 9 baird st , right across from the sawmills .

Posted by: peachey 19th Jun 2009, 01:26am

god tae talk about townhead and all the great memories of the 60s-70s would take pages but being young then and running around from the bottom of high st to the canals would be unheard of nowadays?? but that wiz ne and na mates what a life..this forum brings it all back yet every day i have a good memory of my youth from being born in the rottonrow in 1964 being brought up facing into the back of the swingpark behind townheid swimming just of cathedral street were ma dad
alex peachey had a sweetie and news agents shop next to mossmans monumental sculptures..
he worked hard in his wee shop opening at 5 in the morning just for the rolls for the nurses and ambulance men fae the royal and the rottonrow.he gave up the shop around 1980 due to the demolition to make way for a new clydsdale bank ..yep memories of living at parson street near the flats im sure our block was the last to get demolished just at the back of collinses building next to were i went to school at st davids primary however being the youngest in the family the rest of my brothers and sisters went to city public allan glens and some other school i cant remember?
the shiney tar road near st mungos chapel and the cafe across from the royal,black street swings at 5 year old i knew the clinic was for the dodjy spots between yer legs lol..
playing on a tarzy fae the tree under the bridge that goes over to the nacropolise grave yard..
playing in manky water in the flooded back greenies or back courts to some people..makin dens oot of the solid wooden doors oot of the empty buildings that would now be worth a fortune if ye saved them up for the listed buildings,,oh and lets not forget playin in the midgie bins..does anyone remember ma dads shop ? askin for the penny or hapenny tray and pickin sweeties fae them or gettin one of his home made jubillies fae orange juice in a plastic cup with two looly sticks in it ,,what a seller after the swimmin in the summer..ma dad was well known for givin oot tick ,that being exchange of goods on credit in good faith usualy fags tobacco juce rolls papars sometimes even money which in later life i found out he never realy had money in all the time he ran the shop for 20 years..i have many more memories and answers to townhead area in which to me was the best place in the world to have been brought up in..

Posted by: peachey 19th Jun 2009, 01:33am

QUOTE (Wee May @ 26th Dec 2008, 09:21pm) *
I'm posting this on behalf of my mum. Does anyone remember Garden Street in Townhead? She was born there in 1947 and lived there for several years. It never seems to be mentioned anywhere. She remembers that there was only 5 closes on Garden Street, 3 on one side, two on the other. The neighbouring Streets were Weaver St, Paul St and Taylor St. I would appreciate any information.



did the street have a big empty metal type factory /garage that you could sneek into and play it was at the top of the swing park that had the big green hut that hosted the auld guys club??the swings were good for bronkowing,flicking the swing over your head to see if u could rap itr over the bar you must all remember doing that and runny unders ???comon you do remember doin stupid things like that.....???

Posted by: Rabbie 2nd Jul 2009, 06:35pm

Jings, wit a nice wee thread, dunno how I missed this wan for all this time! Some wee hidden gems around.!

So, so, so close to hame all this is, my G/Grandparents, lived in Parson St (92), around 1900's. No shure which pub was the nearest, but I'll find oot. Might have been The Broons Bar!

Peachy, I remember yer Da's shop very well, used to nip it to on the way back frea the baths in Collins St!. Remember The Red Rooster at end of Cathedral St, used to do rare chips in there. I loved aw the wee shops and cafes around the place, was so full of life them. Weans oot playing at all hours without a care in the world. Changed days, an some changes are noo fur the better either.

Mossman is no there noo, but it has moved to a wee place in High St, it in a shop which was I tink was Clyde Books.

Garden St, like most of Auld Toonhied was lost in 60's / 70's, I think it was up right hand side of Weaver St, which still had working gas lights in very early 70's! There was a wee swing park and I think it was just up past it. Prolly under Strathclyde Uni noo. Think it ran between Weaver st and Taylor St up the tap near Rottonrow. I think I might have a 60's pic of that area, I will ferret aroond and see if I can find it.

I could ramble aon fur hours!



Gezzus, as for the tarrzy near the Bridge of Sigh, in Wishart St, what a backdrop! Spent hoors on that wi all my pals. Dunno if tree is still there, think it fell doon.

Posted by: Tennscot 4th Jul 2009, 07:45pm

Here`s one Does anyone remember Morrin Sq. I know but do you.????

Posted by: 27stowst 4th Jul 2009, 08:42pm

I had a pal, Jean Taylor, who's Granny stayed there.




Posted by: patsy 113 montrose st 11th Jul 2009, 12:40am

oor wullie it was St mungo`s st. the back gate to St Mungo`s came out on to it
good luck Patsy

Posted by: patsy 113 montrose st 15th Jul 2009, 09:36pm

The clinic was for S.T.D. Problems caused by the ladies of the night who plied their trade around the red light district in St Vincent St. and Blythwood Sq. IE. the coffee stalls in 1940s thru the 50s and 60s I could tell you all some stories from that era after the great war 39/45. Ilived in Montrose St. 1940 till 1964 and I`m now 70 years of age.

Posted by: weelew 15th Jul 2009, 10:55pm

As Billy Connelly once said {honest im a joiner and i work here} rolleyes.gif

Posted by: 27stowst 16th Jul 2009, 12:53am

How very sexist Patsy. Ah'm surprised, shocked and stunned!! Wiz it no' mebbe the guys who used the services of the ladies of the night who spread the STD's?? Aw they hud tae dae wiz go tae the barber's and answer aye tae the question "Something for the week-end sir?" It was unseemly for ladies, even ladies of the night, tae be seen buying french letters! rolleyes.gif wink.gif

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 16th Jul 2009, 01:48am

I remember taking a gf to Black Street when I came home on a weekend from the RAF. She had got a letter from a mutual friend, (a submariner, who had returned to Singapore after HIS leave) telling her he had a STD.
She thought I must have passed it to her, who passed it to him !
I waited outside by the taxi while she went in.
"Are you no' gonny git checked oot tae?" she asked.
When she came out she was beaming from ear to ear. " I'm clean".
" Good. And I'm off. Here's a couple of bob for your bus," then I took the taxi up to the train station and headed back to base.
She hadn't understood that the guy was telling her after he'd had his fun.
I always remembered Billy Connelly after that one. wacko.gif

Posted by: klingon 16th Jul 2009, 04:24pm

QUOTE (Rabbie @ 2nd Jul 2009, 07:29pm) *
Jings, wit a nice wee thread, dunno how I missed this wan for all this time! Some wee hidden gems around.!

So, so, so close to hame all this is, my G/Grandparents, lived in Parson St (92), around 1900's. No shure which pub was the nearest, but I'll find oot. Might have been The Broons Bar!

Peachy, I remember yer Da's shop very well, used to nip it to on the way back frea the baths in Collins St!. Remember The Red Rooster at end of Cathedral St, used to do rare chips in there. I loved aw the wee shops and cafes around the place, was so full of life them. Weans oot playing at all hours without a care in the world. Changed days, an some changes are noo fur the better either.

Mossman is no there noo, but it has moved to a wee place in High St, it in a shop which was I tink was Clyde Books.

Garden St, like most of Auld Toonhied was lost in 60's / 70's, I think it was up right hand side of Weaver St, which still had working gas lights in very early 70's! There was a wee swing park and I think it was just up past it. Prolly under Strathclyde Uni noo. Think it ran between Weaver st and Taylor St up the tap near Rottonrow. I think I might have a 60's pic of that area, I will ferret aroond and see if I can find it.

I could ramble aon fur hours!

Mebbe Gillilands bar in Parly road was closer-the Broons wiz at 10 Glebe st-(hence the name) a bit further up-ma gran worked in Gillilands efter her day job-a beer taster in the Scottish Caledonian brewery!-funny she wiz always grinnin from ear to ear-wunner why?

Gezzus, as for the tarrzy near the Bridge of Sigh, in Wishart St, what a backdrop! Spent hoors on that wi all my pals. Dunno if tree is still there, think it fell doon.


Posted by: patsy 113 montrose st 16th Jul 2009, 10:09pm

Yes Tennscot I remember Morrin Sq. It was near the townhead baths, do you remember the boiler house at the back of the baths my brother George was engaged to a girl who lived there. In one of
the posts earlier I noticed a street name Paul st I can`t remember this street correct me if I`m wrong I will get in touch with relations an Aunt in Taylor st a cousin Pat Kirwan and family in Gardiner st. The Cross Keys Pub was on Rotten Rd. before you turned into GardenSt.
I`ll get back to you soon I just love talking about Townhead keep coming with more info God Bless To All of you no matter where you are I`m in Donegal Ireland Pat Doyle

Posted by: patsy 113 montrose st 17th Jul 2009, 09:13pm

Yes Tennscot found the name of my brothers ex Fiance Reene Mc Gloughlin from Morrin Sq. hope u remember this young lady as she was then, she was natural blonde about 5 feet in hieght and very well endowed cheers Pat Doyle.

Posted by: patsy 113 montrose st 17th Jul 2009, 10:12pm

Yes 27 stow st
You are correct the poor young ladies of the night they where not aware of what little surprises they picked up along the way. In my post I said I would tell u some tales of Townhead in the 40s. 50s. and 60s.
Do u remember the corner of Cathedral St. and Grafton St. there used to be a Billett there for American Seamen From when the yanks entered the war in 1942/43 until the mid 50s they were based in Dunoon which could cater for their aircraft carriers. Now along with the S.T.D. problems thease guys left behind them little bundles of joy also they were in all colors, and
I grew up with them also went to school with them. U see the yank would promise all the women
oh yes they would take them back the States to a life of a lovely house and riches and they would want for nothing. I know of two familys in Townhead who went to school with me from start to finish they hoped the American father would arrive back to spirit them to the states u know the rest. IE the next chapter will cover the era of the Merchant seaman of that time. Ps. the poor kids it wasn`t their fault what happened. Good Night And God Bless. Patsy

Posted by: Jill C 6th Nov 2009, 12:58pm

QUOTE (sumac @ 26th Nov 2006, 08:16pm) *
Oor Wullie, the street was, indeed, Martyrs Street. My gran lived at no. 3, two up, and my dad's parents lived about no. 19(?).

My family lived just round the corner from them at no. 40 Parson Street, and we shared the same backcourt with my gran.

On the corner of the two streets was a shop called Carruth's Grotto which sold all things Catholic, due to the very close proximity to St. Mungo's Church and Academy, as well as the Priests' House (Seminary?).


We are currently trying to research our family tree, I see that your dad's parents' lived at number 19 Martyr Street Glasgow as our grand parents did in the 1920's-30's? and our dad was born. Their names were Thomas and Helen Hamilton (nee Joynes) and had five children. If you can give me any information about them or any surviving relatives you may be aware of we would be very grate ful Many thanks.

My email address is jilliancole@googlemail.com

Posted by: thomas.gallagher12 30th Jan 2010, 09:47pm

Hi I was born in Glebe St no 44 across from St Mungos Primary it had a large water tank in the playyard in case any Bombs did any damage There was a chemist on the corner of Parson St across on the opposite coner wasCappuccini Chip shop then Blacks paper shop then Jonnie Blairs then the Butchers and a pub on the corner this would be Mc Auslin St.

Posted by: jandyjaws 19th Mar 2010, 10:54am

QUOTE (dave @ 17th Nov 2008, 12:20am) *
anybody remember baird st before the motorway got constructed.black st playpark, taxi garage,the polis canteen ,that clinic?, gleebe st , we lived at 9 baird st

hi dave, came across this photo.wow ,what memories.i lived in couper street at the other end of baird st. before you came to dobbies loan. my auntie mary owned mcmillans dairy ,the wee shop at the corner of couper st. and kennedy st.. i used to " go " wi a lassie just where the woman wi the bairn is in your photo.her name was irene massey. she was also my sisters friend. my mate stayed round the corner in black st.. jim mcpherson.

Posted by: jandyjaws 19th Mar 2010, 11:17am

QUOTE (peachey @ 19th Jun 2009, 01:43am) *
god tae talk about townhead and all the great memories of the 60s-70s would take pages but being young then and running around from the bottom of high st to the canals would be unheard of nowadays?? but that wiz ne and na mates what a life..this forum brings it all back yet every day i have a good memory of my youth from being born in the rottonrow in 1964 being brought up facing into the back of the swingpark behind townheid swimming just of cathedral street were ma dad
alex peachey had a sweetie and news agents shop next to mossmans monumental sculptures..
he worked hard in his wee shop opening at 5 in the morning just for the rolls for the nurses and ambulance men fae the royal and the rottonrow.he gave up the shop around 1980 due to the demolition to make way for a new clydsdale bank ..yep memories of living at parson street near the flats im sure our block was the last to get demolished just at the back of collinses building next to were i went to school at st davids primary however being the youngest in the family the rest of my brothers and sisters went to city public allan glens and some other school i cant remember?
the shiney tar road near st mungos chapel and the cafe across from the royal,black street swings at 5 year old i knew the clinic was for the dodjy spots between yer legs lol..
playing on a tarzy fae the tree under the bridge that goes over to the nacropolise grave yard..
playing in manky water in the flooded back greenies or back courts to some people..makin dens oot of the solid wooden doors oot of the empty buildings that would now be worth a fortune if ye saved them up for the listed buildings,,oh and lets not forget playin in the midgie bins..does anyone remember ma dads shop ? askin for the penny or hapenny tray and pickin sweeties fae them or gettin one of his home made jubillies fae orange juice in a plastic cup with two looly sticks in it ,,what a seller after the swimmin in the summer..ma dad was well known for givin oot tick ,that being exchange of goods on credit in good faith usualy fags tobacco juce rolls papars sometimes even money which in later life i found out he never realy had money in all the time he ran the shop for 20 years..i have many more memories and answers to townhead area in which to me was the best place in the world to have been brought up in..

hi peachey, some geat memories there. i went to city public wi your brother alex..also remember henry.infact if you look at photos of city public on friends reunited on my profile i put a class photo in and alex is there. was in your house many times but cant remember you,although you were 9 years younger than alex and i.can still see him playing guitar at the school chritsmas dance with his band.i lived in couper st. which was next to dobbies loan and off kennedy st. my auntie mary owned the mcmillans dairy at the corner of kennedy st. and couper st.. those were the days stuart mcmillan

Posted by: john scott 25th Apr 2010, 10:41pm

I lived at 135 parson st the pub at the corner of parson st & stanhope st was the parsons rest> I think it would be the closest to the 90,s

Posted by: 292 kennedystreet 8th May 2010, 09:49pm

[size="6"][/size] I can remember the playpark also the taxi garage trying to think what it was called before patons took it over I stayed in 292 kennedy street next close to the mcmillans what about the lister street bowling green.

Posted by: *charles gillan* 13th Jul 2010, 03:41pm

QUOTE (john scott @ 25th Apr 2010, 11:58pm) *
I lived at 135 parson st the pub at the corner of parson st & stanhope st was the parsons rest> I think it would be the closest to the 90,s

the pub at parson st stanhope st was called lyburns bar i lived in stanhope st across from bradburns stable long time ago charlie gillan

Posted by: albageorgia 18th Jul 2010, 02:00pm

I lived in glebe about 1963/4 street right across from fanny blairs paper shop, ah think it was number 86, just along from my close you had a barber shop, it had one of them red and white stripe poles above the shop, then there was a bookies on the corner of glebe street and macaslin street, ah kin remember looking in the bookies and seeing tony m marking the board, me and my pals used to play waw ay, [thats how it was pronounced] against st mungos chapel, there was an arch in the wall and it is still there today, i went to st davids, then the city public, we used to go to the red rooster for oor pie chips and peas some dinner times, i was in the BBs 23rd brigade, there used to be an old guy who would sing in the back courts on a sunday afternoon and some people would throw money out of their window , I think there might have been a pawn shop in the corner close of macaslin street, ther was a doctors in glebe street as well just up from the broons pub, when you went in to the doctors you had to say who,s last so as you would know when you were going to see the doctor, when the townhead was gettin demolished ah moved to the ranza,

Posted by: charles gillan 21st Jul 2010, 03:44pm

QUOTE (john scott @ 25th Apr 2010, 11:51pm) *
I lived at 135 parson st the pub at the corner of parson st & stanhope st was the parsons rest> I think it would be the closest to the 90,s

hi john i lived at 37 stanhope st at parson st am sure it was called lymburns pub in the 1950s used to get my dad out it so we could get our pie suppers on a friday night nice to find someone so close to where i lived my name is charlie gillan

Posted by: *salfordles* 21st Jul 2010, 10:44pm

Garden Street ran between Taylor Street and Weaver Street. There was also a street which ran off Garden Street down to Cathedral Street. Don't know the name but there was a coal ree on the right where I often filled our pram when my Mammy couldn't afford a full bag from the coalman. That was quite often.

Posted by: dlfp 4th Aug 2010, 07:38pm

hello,

I'm researching my grandmother Gibson's past. She was born in St Mungo Street (39), Townhead (1915) and would have gone to school here. Can anyone tell me which school she would most likely have attended or at least narrow it down to a couple? Her name was Helen and she had four older siblings, Mary, William, Margaret and James. The parents were called William and Margaret Gibson.

Posted by: Margaret Harley 20th Aug 2010, 02:45pm

I lived in Montrose St. Went to st Mungos Primary. I see they have changed the name of Montrose St to Allan Glen Drive or something like that. Mr Cherry's shop was on Cathederal St. beside the coblers and the licenced grocer we spent our thrupence pocket money on penny lollies and sweets in Mr Cherrys and in Taylor St. you could get a penny's worth of crisps, she would open the bag and make a cone out of paper and fill it with crisps for a penny.For sixpence you could get a bowl of peas in the café and put lashings of vinegar on them - yummy. Black St swings had a big slide. I loved Townhead it was full of nice people.

Posted by: Elizabeth H 22nd Aug 2010, 11:55am

I lived between two houses in townhead, my granny's at 119 Kennedy Street, and my mum/dad/sister's house in 23 Martyr Street, I sometimes go back into town just to wander around the old haunts. My mother moved to Grafton Place when the houses were being demolished.

You could come through the close from Martyr Street on to Parly Road, there was a clothes shop on one side straight across from Gizzi's and Curley's grocers shop which normally had a queue down the street especially on a saturday, there was also Camilla's hairdressers, across the road there was a great leather shop which sold schoolbags/cases etc, next to that was the bagwash which was run by a really nice Polish man, next door was a book shop? My gran used to send me in to get detective magazine's which were stamped and had to be taken back by a certain date, I never realised until years later that it also dealt in dodgy magazines (probably mild compared to what is even in the papers today), I remember going for the messages with my gran and saying hello to quite a few men, she was quite shocked and asked me how I knew them, when I told her so innocently they went into the magazine shop I was never sent again.

My favourite was Valerio's ice cream cafe, and Romeo who had a wee grocer's shop, there was also the Co-operative in Glebe Street, which organised day trips to the seaside, parties in the hall at Christmas, also at election time we would all clamber on the the open top lorry which was decorated with bunting and be driven round the streets. During the summer holiday's the older children rounded up all the younger one's and we would all be told which part we were going to play in the show that they were organising, it usually took place in the back court with a makeshift stage, some of the parents/granny's/aunts baked and we sold cakes/drinks at the interval, the money made from the show was then used for an open air party before we went back to school.

Posted by: weelew 22nd Aug 2010, 10:22pm

I notice on the post by Elizabeth h the name of Valerios. I was born in the Townhead and stayed in Stirling road ,on the corner of Glebe street ,No 57 .The name Valerios rang a bell .I am sure that the doctors we used was called Valerio and the other one in the practice was i think Goodman .They were up around Parley road .Does anyone remember these doctors .

Posted by: *Pat Doyle* 23rd Aug 2010, 09:28am

QUOTE (Margaret Harley @ 20th Aug 2010, 03:47pm) *
I lived in Montrose St. Went to st Mungos Primary. I see they have changed the name of Montrose St to Allan Glen Drive or something like that. Mr Cherry's shop was on Cathederal St. beside the coblers and the licenced grocer we spent our thrupence pocket money on penny lollies and sweets in Mr Cherrys and in Taylor St. you could get a penny's worth of crisps, she would open the bag and make a cone out of paper and fill it with crisps for a penny.For sixpence you could get a bowl of peas in the café and put lashings of vinegar on them - yummy. Black St swings had a big slide. I loved Townhead it was full of nice people.

Margaret,

Was your Father Charlie,and did he come from near Dungloe. I`m one of the Doyle`s from 113 Montroes Street.

Cheers Pat.

Posted by: *Pat Doyle* 23rd Aug 2010, 09:51am

QUOTE (dlfp @ 4th Aug 2010, 08:40pm) *
hello,

I'm researching my grandmother Gibson's past. She was born in St Mungo Street (39), Townhead (1915) and would have gone to school here. Can anyone tell me which school she would most likely have attended or at least narrow it down to a couple? Her name was Helen and she had four older siblings, Mary, William, Margaret and James. The parents were called William and Margaret Gibson.

St.Mungo`s Primary Stanhope St.and then in the same building the infants and primary where taught by the Sisters Of St.Vincent De Paul. I attended boys infants and on to primary in Glebe St. of which its back gate opened out on to St.Mungo`s St.I hope this info.is of help
Cheers Pat.

Posted by: *Pat Doyle* 23rd Aug 2010, 10:01am

QUOTE (*salfordles* @ 21st Jul 2010, 11:46pm) *
Garden Street ran between Taylor Street and Weaver Street. There was also a street which ran off Garden Street down to Cathedral Street. Don't know the name but there was a coal ree on the right where I often filled our pram when my Mammy couldn't afford a full bag from the coalman. That was quite often.

Collins St.which housed the baths and the wash-house.But i must say you`r going back some years
Cheers pat

Posted by: *Pat Doyle* 23rd Aug 2010, 10:12am

QUOTE (weelew @ 22nd Aug 2010, 11:24pm) *
I notice on the post by Elizabeth h the name of Valerios. I was born in the Townhead and stayed in Stirling road ,on the corner of Glebe street ,No 57 .The name Valerios rang a bell .I am sure that the doctors we used was called Valerio and the other one in the practice was i think Goodman .They were up around Parley road .Does anyone remember these doctors .

Yes they where my family Doctors, lived ln Montrose St.all my young years.
Went to St.Mungo`s Glebe St.1947/52 then St.Roch`s 1952/55
Cheers Pat Doyle

Posted by: smash and grab 31st Aug 2010, 09:21pm

anyone remember jacks mountain, miss bickets, philips ice lollies,joe cowens the barber,cambells the chemist,harry macdonalds, maggie broons fruit and toties,mrs pearsons the dairy, dununskis the cafe hughie corsons yur saturday tupence, the economic stores, jacks fish and chips wullie heenans the bookies,
now that was toonheed

Posted by: weelew 31st Aug 2010, 10:06pm

Does anyone remember the swap shop on the Parlie road.

Posted by: proudmaryhiller 31st Aug 2010, 11:59pm

Does anyone remember those ice cream ice lollies that were wrapped in silver paper and were square in shape, been trying for ages to remember the name of this ice cream, I think it also had black writing on the wrapper? and from the 1960's.

Posted by: glasgow lass 1st Sep 2010, 12:45am

mary cany remember the one that you mentioned but I do remember the big orange jubilee's wraped in a very hard to open thick boxy sort of container, (and kind of waxy as well) a often wonder if we were meant to eat them or jist let them melt. huh.gif

Posted by: manny o,rourke 18th Sep 2010, 09:10am

QUOTE (Wee May @ 26th Dec 2008, 10:06pm) *
I'm posting this on behalf of my mum. Does anyone remember Garden Street in Townhead? She was born there in 1947 and lived there for several years. It never seems to be mentioned anywhere. She remembers that there was only 5 closes on Garden Street, 3 on one side, two on the other. The neighbouring Streets were Weaver St, Paul St and Taylor St. I would appreciate any information.

I was born at in 30 Taylor St in 1935, Garden st was a quiet street which ran from Taylor St to Weaver St and had only 5 closes as you say.
On the Taylor St end was Mr and Mrs Sutherland,s shop they lived in the back of the shop which was like a single end, they only sold bread and rolls fire wood odds and ends like needles and thread he used make forts to sell at Christmas time , I often wonderd how they ever made a living I suppose he also had a job as well. The opposite corner ws frieland school which was an annexe to Saint Mungo,s girls Primary in Stanhope St, there was also a house between Taylor St and Paul St which was a converted shop or store and a family of four stayed in it I remember the names of a few families a boy with an unusual name of Terry Purse the livingstone,s the Melvin,s on the corner with Paul st was a builders yard called P White,s and a garage repair shop at the bottom of Paul St was kyles the cobblers then Paul Gaye the coal ree there were only 2 closes in Paul Stand on the same side of P White's was Wordies stables I cuold go on all day reminising but I hope that paints a picture in words for you.

Posted by: Rabbie 19th Sep 2010, 12:45am

Manny,

God Bless ye and all ye love and welcome.

Rab S*




Posted by: Tennscot 19th Sep 2010, 09:13pm

QUOTE (*Pat Doyle* @ 23rd Aug 2010, 11:03am) *
Collins St.which housed the baths and the wash-house.But i must say you`r going back some years
Cheers pat

Morrin Square... our kitchen window looked into t he alley and the wall of the baths.Some view eh!!

Posted by: hugh burke 25th Sep 2010, 01:28am

QUOTE (Elizabeth H @ 22nd Aug 2010, 12:57pm) *
I lived between two houses in townhead, my granny's at 119 Kennedy Street, and my mum/dad/sister's house in 23 Martyr Street, I sometimes go back into town just to wander around the old haunts. My mother moved to Grafton Place when the houses were being demolished.

....

I lived at 23 Murkeartyr Street from 1950-1957, when we came to Canada... My parents were Kathleen and Joseph Burke.

Posted by: patsy 113 montrose st 5th Oct 2010, 09:26pm

QUOTE (Margaret Harley @ 20th Aug 2010, 04:47pm) *
I lived in Montrose St. Went to st Mungos Primary. I see they have changed the name of Montrose St to Allan Glen Drive or something like that. Mr Cherry's shop was on Cathederal St. beside the coblers and the licenced grocer we spent our thrupence pocket money on penny lollies and sweets in Mr Cherrys and in Taylor St. you could get a penny's worth of crisps, she would open the bag and make a cone out of paper and fill it with crisps for a penny.For sixpence you could get a bowl of peas in the café and put lashings of vinegar on them - yummy. Black St swings had a big slide. I loved Townhead it was full of nice people.

Margaret my name is Pat Doyle please contact me i`m from 113 montrose st.my email is patjohndoyle@yahoo.co.uk

Posted by: Elizabeth H 6th Oct 2010, 04:23am

QUOTE (hugh burke @ 25th Sep 2010, 03:30am) *
I lived at 23 Murkeartyr Street from 1950-1957, when we came to Canada... My parents were Kathleen and Joseph Burke.



Hello Hugh, I do remember the name of your parents, my mother was friendly with them as was Ella and John Daly who lived above my mother, I remember them all meeting up when they came home on holiday, I must ask my mother about it, they were Anna and Jimmy Mooney. There were quite a lot of families went to Canada around that time.

Posted by: Elizabeth H 6th Oct 2010, 08:12pm

Hello Hugh, have spoken to my mother and she said she was just thinking about your mother last night they were great friends, it would seem your family lived directly opposite us in the close and yes they met up when your mother came home to visit, your aunt and cousins lived up the stair in the same close (Kyle). My mum said that you and I were about the same age (I am 61 years now) she mentioned your brother Joe, and that we played together before you emigrated, and I was always in your house. Another family who emigrated to Canada at that time was Phyllis and Davy Avery they had a wee boy Paul her own name was Boyle, they lived two closes down opposite Jack's dairy.

My mum was so emotional when I told her about your post.

Posted by: andy wilson 22nd Oct 2010, 01:08am

QUOTE (jandyjaws @ 19th Mar 2010, 12:13pm) *
hi peachey, some geat memories there. i went to city public wi your brother alex..also remember henry.infact if you look at photos of city public on friends reunited on my profile i put a class photo in and alex is there. was in your house many times but cant remember you,although you were 9 years younger than alex and i.can still see him playing guitar at the school chritsmas dance with his band.i lived in couper st. which was next to dobbies loan and off kennedy st. my auntie mary owned the mcmillans dairy at the corner of kennedy st. and couper st.. those were the days stuart mcmillan

I seem to remember in my time that shop being called "Dougies" with a big dug-alsatian? hinging aboot-I stayed in 36 Couper st till we became upwardly mobile and emigrated to a wally close in 214 Parly rd!

Posted by: Jack glebe st 2nd Dec 2010, 04:13pm

Hi , love this thread. here's my tuppence worth !. I stayed at 181 Glebe st up near the Nolly and next to kennedy St school. the picture of baird street was great I was just round the corner from that and and sawmills. Black st swings were great and I used to spend hours there with my pals. My Granny lived in St Mungo's st opposite the door to the St Mungo's primary at no 11. She had a weird back court as it was the roof of a builders mercahnt who had a flat topped building in the back sof the houses accessed thru a pend. My mates stayed in Parson st and Glebe st next to the Chapel so I spent a lot of time there as well. I remember the City cafe across from the Royal and the hot rools they madde, great after a session at the swimming in Collins st. Jacks mountain was the other side of Pinkston road on whic most of Sighthill was built. The bad smell in the air there to thi sday is the remnants of the stinky ocean which was a chemical waste fo rthe old tennants workds on the banks of the canal. Halcyon days !

Posted by: peachey 20th Dec 2010, 02:04am

QUOTE (weelew @ 22nd Aug 2010, 10:00pm) *
I notice on the post by Elizabeth h the name of Valerios. I was born in the Townhead and stayed in Stirling road ,on the corner of Glebe street ,No 57 .The name Valerios rang a bell .I am sure that the doctors we used was called Valerio and the other one in the practice was i think Goodman .They were up around Parley road .Does anyone remember these doctors .

dr goodman was my families doctor great guy i remember the waiting room was big with long benches like a church maybe they were there was a few shuting down then,,and you didnt make an appointment you just got called to the room..what a system,,

Posted by: peachey 20th Dec 2010, 02:14am

QUOTE (jandyjaws @ 19th Mar 2010, 10:55am) *
hi peachey, some geat memories there. i went to city public wi your brother alex..also remember henry.infact if you look at photos of city public on friends reunited on my profile i put a class photo in and alex is there. was in your house many times but cant remember you,although you were 9 years younger than alex and i.can still see him playing guitar at the school chritsmas dance with his band.i lived in couper st. which was next to dobbies loan and off kennedy st. my auntie mary owned the mcmillans dairy at the corner of kennedy st. and couper st.. those were the days stuart mcmillan

Hi jandyjaws great to hear you remember alex and henry but no me???lol
ah was to busy runnin around the midgie bins causin trouble..
however can you email me regarding the foto sportsat@hotmail.com
also henry and alex are both fine hes still playin 12 string and alex is some times playin the trumpet
take care any pix most welcomed..

Posted by: peachey 20th Dec 2010, 02:17am

QUOTE (Tennscot @ 19th Sep 2010, 08:51pm) *
Morrin Square... our kitchen window looked into t he alley and the wall of the baths.Some view eh!!

Played there alot ,
some very big families stayed there
also played across the road were my sister was friendly with the girl whos dad ran the waterworks
at the top of high street what a maze that was great..

Posted by: albageorgia 31st Dec 2010, 10:58am

does anybody remember the cup n saucer in the the cuddys

Posted by: Foxy52 31st Dec 2010, 12:44pm

QUOTE (albageorgia @ 31st Dec 2010, 06:36am) *
does anybody remember the cup n saucer in the the cuddys


Hi there albageorgia, I remember the "cup and saucer" very well, l could see it from my kitchen windae everyday. although l lived on Keppochhill Road at the top of Pinkston Road.
It was a ventilation shaft for the tunnel leading from Buchanan St. Station.The tunnel;s other end was at Pinkston Road, at the "Stinky Ocean". My brother and our pals used to walk on the railway line all the way through the tunnel almost to the station.There were little arches cut into the tunnel wall every few yards that you could duck into when a train came through. About halfway through you would come to the ventilation shaft , l'm not sure how deep it was from top to bottom, but it looked like a couple of hundred feet. Of course this was back in the early 60s, when l was about 10 or 12, Do you remember the steam powered cranes that belonged to Fleming's on the same hill? on the way down to the slaughterhouse?.
Foxy

Posted by: Rabbie 31st Dec 2010, 01:56pm

Aye, could see the cup an saucer from my back windea on the parade.

Like Foxy says it was up the tap of the cuddies. It was a ventshaft aboot 1/2 thro the Buchanan St line. We used to climb up the railway sleepers that surrounded it and drap stanes doon it thinking it was a "lucky well."

After awe that hard work and playing on the salty wastes ye wid be a manky midden so then doddled over the canel fur a hoat shower in Pinky power station cooling tower. Usually got chased oot the gaff wi a pair of slabbering scrapyaird mentality alsations.

When the Buch St line was closed ma pals and maself used to walk baith ways through the tunnel, ye couldnea see the other end of tunnel as there was wee bend in it. Aboot haulf wi through ye could look up the vent shaft and see daylight, no sure how high it was maybe 80 tae a hunner fit. Could work it oot if could get aff me erse an look at a map.

Wit wus the wee white nissan huts up the tap? Seem to remember ma Da mentioning it was a pig farm or slaughter hoose / knackers yaird.

Fun times!


Posted by: hugh burke 6th Apr 2011, 03:54am

QUOTE (Elizabeth H @ 6th Oct 2010, 08:29pm) *
Hello Hugh, have spoken to my mother and she said she was just thinking about your mother last night they were great friends, it would seem your family lived directly opposite us in the close and yes they met up when your mother came home to visit, your aunt and cousins lived up the stair in the same close (Kyle). My mum said that you and I were about the same age (I am 61 years now) she mentioned your brother Joe, and that we played together before you emigrated, and I was always in your house. Another family who emigrated to Canada at that time was Phyllis and Davy Avery they had a wee boy Paul her own name was Boyle, they lived two closes down opposite Jack's dairy.

My mum was so emotional when I told her about your post.

I remember your family, and Boyles, and the Dalys (their son was Gerald Daly, and was our friend) - my Mum's friends. My aunt and cousings were the Kyles - my Uncle was Hugh Kyle, and my cousins were Kathleen, May, and Lauretta. I have lost touch with them, but would love to get in touch. I remember playing in the close...and I am exactly your age. My Mum and Dad are passed away now, but I still think of myself as Glaswegian. I am the Headmaster of a school here in Canada, just outside of Vancouver. I have three kids, and they are all so proud of being Scots (there are none so Scots as the Scots abroad!). Lovely to hear from you, and my best to your Mum...my Mum would have loved to hear from her, as she missed "home" so much.
My email is hugh.burke@meadowridge.bc.ca I would love to hear from you and your Mum.

Posted by: Kirwan1972 22nd Dec 2011, 01:00am

QUOTE (patsy 113 montrose st @ 16th Jul 2009, 09:28pm) *
Yes Tennscot I remember Morrin Sq. It was near the townhead baths, do you remember the boiler house at the back of the baths my brother George was engaged to a girl who lived there. In one of
the posts earlier I noticed a street name Paul st I can`t remember this street correct me if I`m wrong I will get in touch with relations an Aunt in Taylor st a cousin Pat Kirwan and family in Gardiner st. The Cross Keys Pub was on Rotten Rd. before you turned into GardenSt.
I`ll get back to you soon I just love talking about Townhead keep coming with more info God Bless To All of you no matter where you are I`m in Donegal Ireland Pat Doyle


Pat.....I'm Pat Kirwan's son, David. Our Tom put me on to this site...he stumbled across it.
How yeez all doin?

Posted by: klingon 15th Feb 2012, 04:43pm

Jeeze I recognise some of the names on this!-there was a Kirwan in my class in St Mungos primary and I recognise the name Paul Avery as well-could only have been 50 years ago or so!-used to play on the steam cranes at the power station at night-fires were still lit and we used to stoke them up again with coal from the coal ree and get them chuffing away!-naewhere tae go with them though!

Posted by: Steven B 16th Apr 2012, 03:02pm

QUOTE (Jill C @ 6th Nov 2009, 01:03pm) *
We are currently trying to research our family tree, I see that your dad's parents' lived at number 19 Martyr Street Glasgow as our grand parents did in the 1920's-30's? and our dad was born. Their names were Thomas and Helen Hamilton (nee Joynes) and had five children. If you can give me any information about them or any surviving relatives you may be aware of we would be very grate ful Many thanks.

My email address is jilliancole@googlemail.com

I am also looking for some information regarding Helen Hamilton (nee Joynes), 19 Martyr Street, Glasgow.

From what I can gather, Helen was married to a Thomas Hamilton in 1923. From the above quote, I see she had 5 children with Thomas.

In 1934, Helen married again, this time to a George Dayer (my great-grandfather). She went onto have another 7 children with George.

I am trying to piece together Helen's life prior to meeting George and any information would be greatly appreciated.

Some more info on Helen:

Parents: Albert Edward Joynes and Annie Charlotte Grace Joynes (nee Goddard).
Born: 1901
Lived: 19 Martyr Street.

If anyone has any information, please email me: steven.beattie@hotmail.com

Many thanks!

Posted by: albascotia 12th Dec 2012, 02:46pm

QUOTE (Allan D.Sim @ 25th Jun 2006, 06:35pm) *
You may be correct at the road name. According to an online map which I seen today, it was St Mungo's Street. I was not far away with Taylor/Weaver Street vicinity! They are just south of this. Just wondering, does Bartholomew have online maps? I have some where in my room an earlier Glasgow map and the Kingston Bridge is "under construction". Regarding a further search either online or tying Mitchell Library or visiting area, I cannot be sure of other street name. The link to old map i looked at is: http://www.nls.uk/digitallibrary/map/townplans/glasgow_2_centre.html . Hope this assists.

taylor st
s stanhope st
glebe st
barony st

Posted by: cathy52 7th Apr 2013, 08:00pm

QUOTE (john scott @ 25th Apr 2010, 10:58pm) *
I lived at 135 parson st the pub at the corner of parson st & stanhope st was the parsons rest> I think it would be the closest to the 90,s

i am trying to find any info on a james kelly-patricia kelly who stayed at 135 parson street in 1956. they were witnesses to my aunts wedding. sad.gif

Posted by: *Pat doyle* 1st Oct 2013, 04:00pm

Klingon was the Kirwan in your class Thomas he is my second cousin from
Garden St of Taylor st. your servant Pat Doyle formerly Montrose St. 113.

Posted by: klingon 26th Nov 2013, 08:55pm

QUOTE (292 kennedystreet @ 8th May 2010, 10:06pm) *
[size="6"][/size] I can remember the playpark also the taxi garage trying to think what it was called before patons took it over I stayed in 292 kennedy street next close to the mcmillans what about the lister street bowling green.

I seem to remember it being called Douglas taxis-(after the phone prefix DOU which was what all the swells with phones dialled for a taxi!)

Posted by: Dave Grieve 27th Nov 2013, 05:39am

QUOTE (dave @ 17th Nov 2008, 02:20am) *
anybody remember baird st before the motorway got constructed.black st playpark, taxi garage,the polis canteen ,that clinic?, gleebe st , we lived at 9 baird st

The sawmill on the right was Frasers Sawmill, working there was the first job I had on leaving school the box's on the pavement were made from wood from the 'Box Shop' this was when there was still a demand for wooden box's, at that time their main customers for wooden box's were the whisky distillers, the rest of the building was the sawmill part of the company with the the space all the way down to North Wallace st being taken up with stock.

On the corner of North Wallace st and Baird st was the company head office with more wood cutting machinery inside the building so it was a big company that was lost to Glasgow when the motorway was built as it moved to Grangemouth.

Best job I ever had, everybody was the same age 15 or 16, stupid and it seemed as if we were getting paid to play in between wee bits of working. biggrin.gif thumbup.gif
Only reason I left was because a promised apprentiship never materialised

At the left hand side of the photo just outside it was the wee corner shop where we used to buy our buttered rolls on ham in the morning.

I lived at 66 Black st at that time and that 'clinic' was 67.

Loved the old toonheid.

Posted by: davie144 26th Jan 2014, 11:44pm

Hi

My dad came from McAuslin Street. His name was William Ramsay and he had a brother James & sister Margaret.

Posted by: Onyir 20th May 2014, 10:41pm

QUOTE (Margaret Harley @ 20th Aug 2010, 04:02pm) *
I lived in Montrose St. Went to st Mungos Primary. I see they have changed the name of Montrose St to Allan Glen Drive or something like that. Mr Cherry's shop was on Cathederal St. beside the coblers and the licenced grocer we spent our thrupence pocket money on penny lollies and sweets in Mr Cherrys and in Taylor St. you could get a penny's worth of crisps, she would open the bag and make a cone out of paper and fill it with crisps for a penny.For sixpence you could get a bowl of peas in the café and put lashings of vinegar on them - yummy. Black St swings had a big slide. I loved Townhead it was full of nice people.


Posted by: Onyir 20th May 2014, 10:46pm

Hi Margaret, I lived in Montrose Street up the next close to you. I've just written a book about the Townhead called Parly Road on Amazon Kindle. I have also set up a Facebook page called Johnboy Taylor The Glasgow Chronicles 1 that has lots of photographs relating to the story. Don't know if you'll receive this, but hope you do. Regards, Ian Todd.

Posted by: james kelly 14th Jul 2014, 06:44pm

QUOTE (albageorgia @ 18th Jul 2010, 02:17pm) *
I lived in glebe about 1963/4 street right across from fanny blairs paper shop, ah think it was number 86, just along from my close you had a barber shop, it had one of them red and white stripe poles above the shop, then there was a bookies on the corner of glebe street and macaslin street, ah kin remember looking in the bookies and seeing tony m marking the board, me and my pals used to play waw ay, [thats how it was pronounced] against st mungos chapel, there was an arch in the wall and it is still there today, i went to st davids, then the city public, we used to go to the red rooster for oor pie chips and peas some dinner times, i was in the BBs 23rd brigade, there used to be an old guy who would sing in the back courts on a sunday afternoon and some people would throw money out of their window , I think there might have been a pawn shop in the corner close of macaslin street, ther was a doctors in glebe street as well just up from the broons pub, when you went in to the doctors you had to say who,s last so as you would know when you were going to see the doctor, when the townhead was gettin demolished ah moved to the ranza,

I stayed in 86 Glebe street 2 myself and two brothers we were the Kellys next door to old Masella. We went to St Davids and city public! And we used tae play football agaisnt St Mungos chapel at the arch and the polis used tay chase us haha! smile.gif

Posted by: thomas gallagher 1st Dec 2014, 12:12am

QUOTE (james kelly @ 14th Jul 2014, 07:01pm) *
I stayed in 86 Glebe street 2 myself and two brothers we were the Kellys next door to old Masella. We went to St Davids and city public!
And we used tae play football agaisnt St Mungos chapel at the arch and the polis used tay chase us haha! smile.gif

Thomas Gallagher I was born in Townhead in 1939 at 44 Glebe St next door to Maggie Smiths shop across from St Mungo,s Primary on the corner across from St Mungo,s Chapel there was a shop that repaired Check Machines on the opposite corner was a chemist on to Parson St there was three garages and the candy ball shop on the other corner was Cappacinis Chip Shop the Blacks paper shop and Johny Blairs who made fruity drinks a butchers then a pub.In the Primary school there was a big water tank for the fire brigade We left in 1955 as our building was condemned.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 1st Dec 2014, 05:18am

QUOTE (thomas gallagher @ 1st Dec 2014, 02:29am) *

Thomas Gallagher I was born in Townhead in 1939 at 44 Glebe St next door to Maggie Smiths shop across from St Mungo,s Primary on the corner across from St Mungo,s Chapel there was a shop that repaired Check Machines on the opposite corner was a chemist on to Parson St there was three garages and the candy ball shop on the other corner was Cappacinis Chip Shop the Blacks paper shop and Johny Blairs who made fruity drinks a butchers then a pub.In the Primary school there was a big water tank for the fire brigade We left in 1955 as our building was condemned.


And I am sure I used to play in the air raid shelters that were left over from the demolition until they also were pulled down

Posted by: lianmy 1st Dec 2014, 07:33am

Thomas Gallagher my dad was born in the house at 44 Glebe in 1923 and so were both his brothers and his sister. My Granny's family moved there when she was young. My Granny and Grandad lived in 65 Glebe St next door to St Mungo's boy. Quite a few of my Granny's family lived in Glebe St. My Granny's name was Murray and her married name was McFarlane.

Posted by: johnkerr52 12th Nov 2016, 12:46pm

QUOTE (peachey @ 20th Dec 2010, 02:14am) *
Hi jandyjaws great to hear you remember alex and henry but no me???lol
ah was to busy runnin around the midgie bins causin trouble..
however can you email me regarding the foto sportsat@hotmail.com
also henry and alex are both fine hes still playin 12 string and alex is some times playin the trumpet
take care any pix most welcomed..

hi there peachey my name is john kerr i went to the boys brigade with your brothers alex and henry in the barony north church i remember your dads shop in cathedral street we stayed at 68 rottenrow and went to townhead primary and then city public secondary and ronnie houstons house was on collins street , my wee granny stayed in morrin sguare which looked onto the townhead primary i miss the old townhead days when neighbours were real neighbours not like now hope your family are well peachey my email is johnleekerr@yahoo.co.uk if you get this will like to hear from you -regards -JOHN KERR.

Posted by: johnkerr52 12th Nov 2016, 12:51pm

QUOTE (*Pat Doyle* @ 23rd Aug 2010, 10:01am) *
Collins St.which housed the baths and the wash-house.But i must say you`r going back some years
Cheers pat

hi pat the streets name your looking for was PAUL STREET i stayed in 68 rottenrow just round the corner from garden st.weaver st. regards MR JOHN KERR

Posted by: johnkerr52 15th Nov 2016, 04:45pm

QUOTE (Wee May @ 26th Dec 2008, 09:04pm) *
I'm posting this on behalf of my mum. Does anyone remember Garden Street in Townhead? She was born there in 1947 and lived there for several years. It never seems to be mentioned anywhere. She remembers that there was only 5 closes on Garden Street, 3 on one side, two on the other. The neighbouring Streets were Weaver St, Paul St and Taylor St. I would appreciate any information.


Posted by: johnkerr52 15th Nov 2016, 04:49pm

hi may my names john kerr i stayed on the rottenrow at no.68 and our back courts faced opposite garden street so i know it well we used to play there as kids it was between taylor street and weaver street hope this helps, i have many fond memories of townhead so sad its all away now -regards john kerr

Posted by: John Quinn 20th Nov 2016, 10:15am

I used to live in 73 Alexandria Prade next to Carrie Rose Fruit shop and the option I stayed 2 up right.

Posted by: nbjb50 23rd Nov 2016, 05:33am

The street that ran parallel to Stanhope street was St Mungo street

It ran from Parly road to Stirling road

The last street on the left off parson street before Castle street was Martyr street

Norrie


Posted by: bamp 16th Dec 2016, 05:16pm

QUOTE (cathy52 @ 7th Apr 2013, 08:00pm) *
i am trying to find any info on a james kelly-patricia kelly who stayed at 135 parson street in 1956. they were witnesses to my aunts wedding. sad.gif

I cannot recall them and I lived there from about 1951 to 1959. I was born 1948 What floor were they on? There was only one house on the ground floor I was on top floor with the Kilpatricks and another family I think was the Reids. On the way up I passed the Knoxes, McCambridges, Crowleys.
I am John Scott

Posted by: bamp 16th Dec 2016, 05:35pm

QUOTE (peachey @ 19th Jun 2009, 01:26am) *
god tae talk about townhead and all the great memories of the 60s-70s would take pages but being young then and running around from the bottom of high st to the canals would be unheard of nowadays?? but that wiz ne and na mates what a life..this forum brings it all back yet every day i have a good memory of my youth from being born in the rottonrow in 1964 being brought up facing into the back of the swingpark behind townheid swimming just of cathedral street were ma dad
alex peachey had a sweetie and news agents shop next to mossmans monumental sculptures..
he worked hard in his wee shop opening at 5 in the morning just for the rolls for the nurses and ambulance men fae the royal and the rottonrow.he gave up the shop around 1980 due to the demolition to make way for a new clydsdale bank ..yep memories of living at parson street near the flats im sure our block was the last to get demolished just at the back of collinses building next to were i went to school at st davids primary however being the youngest in the family the rest of my brothers and sisters went to city public allan glens and some other school i cant remember?
the shiney tar road near st mungos chapel and the cafe across from the royal,black street swings at 5 year old i knew the clinic was for the dodjy spots between yer legs lol..
playing on a tarzy fae the tree under the bridge that goes over to the nacropolise grave yard..
playing in manky water in the flooded back greenies or back courts to some people..makin dens oot of the solid wooden doors oot of the empty buildings that would now be worth a fortune if ye saved them up for the listed buildings,,oh and lets not forget playin in the midgie bins..does anyone remember ma dads shop ? askin for the penny or hapenny tray and pickin sweeties fae them or gettin one of his home made jubillies fae orange juice in a plastic cup with two looly sticks in it ,,what a seller after the swimmin in the summer..ma dad was well known for givin oot tick ,that being exchange of goods on credit in good faith usualy fags tobacco juce rolls papars sometimes even money which in later life i found out he never realy had money in all the time he ran the shop for 20 years..i have many more memories and answers to townhead area in which to me was the best place in the world to have been brought up in..

Hi peachey I was born in 1948 I lived in 135 Parson St, used your dads shop often on the way home from swimming baths. Played in the salt wastes and swing park at black st happy days

Posted by: maggie welsh 7th Jan 2017, 04:07pm

QUOTE (Oor Wullie @ 21st Jun 2006, 02:38am) *
I would also like to know the name of the street that was last on the left off Parson Street, before Castle Street [ Beside St. Mungo's]


Posted by: bamp 7th Feb 2017, 06:09pm

QUOTE (charles gillan @ 21st Jul 2010, 03:44pm) *
hi john i lived at 37 stanhope st at parson st am sure it was called lymburns pub in the 1950s used to get my dad out it so we could get our pie suppers on a friday night nice to find someone so close to where i lived my name is charlie gillan

Hi Charlie your not the first to mention lymburns pub so it must have been that at some time. My dad was a regular from about 1951 to 1960. I was aged 3 - 12 but I mind it was run by Ownie presumably Owen at that time. Nice to talk about this area with another local.
John

Posted by: Tam James 29th Apr 2017, 06:43pm

Hi Just reading all the stories about the Townhead or Toonheid as we referred to it I was born in Tam James, 27 Ronald Street, I had three brothers Billy, Walter and Wallace, three sisters Molly, Betty and Sandra. I went to St David's School then Kennedy Street, I run about with Ronnie Patrick my bessy mate then there was the Sideserfs, Fadyen's and the Marrs. Does anybody remember Scabby Bens the chip shop, we used to go roon the doors collecting newspapers for him so we'd get a bag of chips for nothing.

Posted by: jacqui63m 29th Nov 2017, 11:25pm

QUOTE (Jill C @ 6th Nov 2009, 12:58pm) *
We are currently trying to research our family tree, I see that your dad's parents' lived at number 19 Martyr Street Glasgow as our grand parents did in the 1920's-30's? and our dad was born. Their names were Thomas and Helen Hamilton (nee Joynes) and had five children. If you can give me any information about them or any surviving relatives you may be aware of we would be very grate ful Many thanks.

My email address is jilliancole@googlemail.com



My great grandfather, John Weir, left his family, in Ireland, in the early 1920s. He was never seen or heard from again until I recently found his death. He died 16 May 1930 and at the time was living 23 Martyr St. He was known to fashion himself as a Dentist/Dental Mechanic but, personally, I'd say a chancer, conman!!!
Would anyone be able to tell me anything about him? What Martyr St was like in the late 1920s early 1930?
jacqui63m@gmail.com

My great grandfather, John Weir, left his family, in Ireland, in the early 1920s. He was never seen or heard from again until I recently found his death. He died 16 May 1930 and at the time was living 23 Martyr St. He was known to fashion himself as a Dentist/Dental Mechanic but, personally, I'd say a chancer, conman!!!
Would anyone be able to tell me anything about him? What Martyr St was like in the late 1920s early 1930?
jacqui63m@gmail.com