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> Were You Born In Lennox Castle?
alybainfan
post 4th Dec 2011, 01:08am
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How many of us were born in Lennoxtown?

I think there was quite a few. It had started off as a mental asylum and then it got a maternity annexe attached for about 20 years or so.. or so I was led to believe


My mum and dad were visiting my grandad in Hospital street in the Gorbals in the mid 50's when I decided to arrive 2 months premature, so I was born in Lennox castle hospital

Anyone else born there? smile.gif
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post 4th Dec 2011, 10:43am
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My brother was born there in 1954 - he was a bit mental.

I am a St Frances Nursing Home guy myself (1957) although I cannot remember anything about it.

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post 4th Dec 2011, 09:48pm
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My eldest daughter was born in St Frances Nursing Home Dec 1960


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post 5th Dec 2011, 09:43am
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QUOTE (Anne1 @ 4th Dec 2011, 10:07pm) *
My eldest daughter was born in St Frances Nursing Home Dec 1960

Hi Anne,

Sorry but I had left the nursing home before your daughter arrived so we never met.

My mother said she had me at St Frances Nursing home because she had such a bad experience with my brother three years previous at Lennox Castle - terrible place.

She said the nurses who were nuns at St Frances were truly like Angels. Indeed, as I was supposed to be a girl I was called Angela for three weeks because they didn't know what to call me. No, I'm not joking! It is quite bizarre, to this day, if someone shouts "Angela" in a bar or shop I still turn round to answer the call.

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post 7th Dec 2011, 11:11pm
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My twin and I were born there March 1950 because the clinic nurse thought the country air would be good for my mum. We were born at due date 5lb ...5 1\2 lb respectfully but we certainly grew from then. I never heard my mum say anything bad against the place.
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post 20th Dec 2011, 05:12pm
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I was born in Lennox Castle. As well as the mental hospital, there was also a borstal on the grounds.

My mother was in there over New Year and apparently some of the borstal inmates broke out and set fire to the mental hospital, causing some alarm in the maternity wing.....


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post 20th Dec 2011, 05:33pm
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QUOTE (0141black @ 20th Dec 2011, 04:31pm) *
I was born in Lennox Castle. As well as the mental hospital, there was also a borstal on the grounds.

My mother was in there over New Year and apparently some of the borstal inmates broke out and set fire to the mental hospital, causing some alarm in the maternity wing.....

No doubt some premature births as well! ohmy.gif


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post 20th Dec 2011, 10:04pm
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My first baby was born at Lennox Castle Hospital August 1954. Was there from July 20th --August 15th. Had a natural birth with 16 hour labour. All the time I spent there was very well looked after, nice food, made friends with a lot of other new mothers. It surprises me to hear of others bad experiences. unsure.gif


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post 21st Dec 2011, 09:55pm
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My understanding is that it became a mental hospital after I was born!!. No comments please. I was born in 1950 and at that time it was still a "Normal" Hospital, though from what my mum says it, and its staff should have been certified years before. There is a web site about the hospital and loads of info
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post 21st Dec 2011, 10:28pm
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I remember reading an article in one of these entertainment magazines about Lulu.When asked where she was born she answered Lennox Castle. Well so many people then thought she had been born in a castle.


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post 24th Dec 2011, 01:44am
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My daughter Jane was born in lennoxcastle 19th July 1956 10.20am.
I was all of 19 .................long time ago
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post 24th Dec 2011, 08:07pm
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QUOTE (Isobel @ 21st Dec 2011, 10:47pm) *
I remember reading an article in one of these entertainment magazines about Lulu.When asked where she was born she answered Lennox Castle. Well so many people then thought she had been born in a castle.

That explains a lot. I always thought she was a tad odd.

By the way is Lulu, Molly Weir's daughter as there is a quite uncanny resemblance?

http://www.footstompin.com/wso/images/libr...310811?view=976

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post 26th Dec 2011, 03:57pm
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I was born in Lennoxcastle Hospital 52 years ago today! I was also premature....not actually due until mid January 1960 so I'm a child of the 50s instead of a child of the 60s! ohmy.gif Missed it by 5 days! I was supposed to have been born at Duke St Hospital. wink.gif


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post 29th Dec 2011, 09:27am
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Happy Belated Birthday Evelyn. smile.gif



In reply to someone thinking Lulu was born in a castle, I have had the same thing too, and people have also thought that Lennoxtown was in Saaarf Efrika!! biggrin.gif

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post 29th Dec 2011, 10:35am
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QUOTE (Isobel @ 21st Dec 2011, 10:44pm) *
I remember reading an article in one of these entertainment magazines about Lulu.When asked where she was born she answered Lennox Castle. Well so many people then thought she had been born in a castle.

I remember, aound the 60s when she was breaking through, they reported that she got noticed when singing at the Drum Chapel laugh.gif She must have been with Mary Hill and Paul Madee rolleyes.gif


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