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> Dennistoun
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post 19th Aug 2007, 12:15am
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I lived at 492 Duke Street which is right across from Meadowpark Street at Cumbernauld Road . I grew up there and went to Thompson Street Primary School. I lived in Dennistoun from 1955-1976. It was not a fancy neighborhood but I think we were content.
We didn't have hot water, or a bath. We would go to the Whitevale Baths on a Saturday morning for a hot bath. The wumman would measure out the water for you using a big key, in case you used too much hot water.
I was with my mummy doing the messages right at the corner of Whitehill Street when we heard the news that JFK had been shot.
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post 20th Feb 2008, 02:15pm
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Although I was born in Glasgow I spent the first 5 years of my life in Inverness-shire but our family returned to Dennistoun in 1940.
We lived in Crinan Street and although it was wartime my childhood was a very happy one.
Like Jim Wilson from New Zealand Many happy days were spent in Alexandra Park.
A half hour on the Paddle Boats was a joy.
In those days one was in fear of the "Parky" and one certainly "kept of the grass".
Changed days nowadays.
I must admit to a wee bit of criminal activity as my pals and I used to wait at the bottom of the hill on the golf course and whenever a ball appeared we would take it and go to the first hole and sell it to another golfer.
THIS HAS BEEN ON MY CONSCIENCE FOR MANY YEARS!
Later as teenagers we would spend our pocket money either at the cinemas or in the local cafes where "Juke Boxes" were the new craze.
Happy days indeed and I wish,at 74 years of age,I was able to chat to any of my old pals but sadly I fear that they have passed away.
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Waverley
post 21st Feb 2008, 08:38pm
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Hi Frank we meet again, never give up hope as I was dumfounded when I got a message from Friends Reunited UK after searching for 46 years and there was one of my old mates and since writing to him I have found out that all my mates are still living and we are all in our 70s
Two of them have been in touch and I hope to hear from the rest, God willing I will certainly try and get back to visit them.
Regards James
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post 22nd Feb 2008, 01:35pm
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Hello Jim,
Lovely to hear from you again. I am pleased to hear that you have been in contact with old pals from yesteryear.
On a Dennistoun site I put on information hoping that I would hear from any of my old friends but sad to say 2 of my pals had died the year prior to my posting.
I live in hope.
By the way it is nice that you are conversing with me a childhood golf ball snatcher!
I still have my sense of humour! biggrin.gif
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post 23rd Feb 2008, 06:44pm
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Hi Frank
Where would we be without a sense of humour I think a lot of the young ones haven't even discovered it yet.
I received a large posting from Ardrossan library yesterday about my family a great result and they are also able to go back another 2 generations . So I will be busy entering the info I"ve just received.
Did you get your picture of the bandstand in the park?
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post 4th Mar 2008, 03:01am
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In 1942, I was born at 67 Ballindalloch Drive, Dennistoun, along with several other cousins around that era. My granny - Isabella Walker, lived there for many years prior to this and up until she died in 1975. She had three daughters, Lizzie (my mother), Isa, Annie and Charlotte, and three sons, Robert, Freddy and George. Charlotte died young in 1947 after giving birth to her first child, a daughter called Anne. Anne was brought up by my granny, helped out by our mam and the other aunties. Robert and Rene (his wife) lived at No.67 with granny from the early sixties until the 80's (I think). Sadly, Freddy and George are the only ones of my granny's children still alive

In the photograph, taken outside No.67, Granny Walker is second on the right at the front. Robert is second from the left at the back, Freddy is 4th from the left and Annie is on the right holding one of my cousins (George). Maybe someone remembers the Walkers and it would be great to hear from them.

During and just after WW2, our mam and her three sisters all went back to Granny Walker's to give birth to their babies. My family were living at that time in Maryhill. My sisters and I visited Granny up until we left Glasgow to emigrate to New Zealand between 1959 and 1963. I have memories of a wee burn near Ballindalloch Drive where we used to play, also going for walks to Alexandra Park. It's great to have this topic - I have posted messages before about Maryhill but this is the first about Dennistoun.

All the best from down under.

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post 5th Mar 2008, 08:47am
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hi everybody Im may mc donald and i was born in bluevale street dennistoun.
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post 5th Mar 2008, 03:24pm
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Welcome to the board May somebody will know you im sure its a wee world in here
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post 7th Mar 2008, 08:50pm
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Does anyone remember a Mackintosh family living in Duke St between the 1920s-40s? Catherine and Angus?

Old Angus was paralysed from the war.
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post 6th Jun 2008, 01:54am
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Anyone remember the McCloskeys from 27 Viewpark Ave Left there in 1953 to move to Ruchazie


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post 9th Aug 2008, 10:17pm
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Hi folks - I lived at 293 Onslow Dr and went to Ali Parade from 1960-66. I remember 'rakin the midgies' , Climbin' the dykes and making gang huts in the air raid shelters in the back green with my pals - Jimmy & Gordon Thomson, Gordon Bryce , Stewart McIndoe and the Lupi's ( Mario and Carlo in Cumbenauld road) where are you all now ?

Now living in Cotswolds -
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post 10th Aug 2008, 06:10am
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My dad went to Onslow Drive school. He was at Thompson Street primary. He lived at 46 Ballindalloch Drive, having moved from 123 Sword Street. He was in the Boys Brigade (108 or 112?) when they still paraded with rifles (early 20s).
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post 10th Aug 2008, 02:20pm
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I came from Maryhill,but used to go to the Palais,but my haunt was the Barrowland on a Friday night.If you went before 9-30 you got in for 2bob. laugh.gif


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post 8th Nov 2008, 08:27pm
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The Dennistoun Palais closed as a dance hall but became the Rollarena in late 1965. It became just as popuar as the dancing. I met my husband Danny there on 6/1/1966. His family lived in Reidvale Street and his mum had a wee Shop called "Nora's." Does anyone remember the McAleer's ? We now live in Melbourne but get back "home" every few years.
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post 22nd Mar 2009, 12:19pm
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QUOTE (kathleenmcaleer @ 8th Nov 2008, 08:14pm) *
The Dennistoun Palais closed as a dance hall but became the Rollarena in late 1965. It became just as popuar as the dancing. I met my husband Danny there on 6/1/1966. His family lived in Reidvale Street and his mum had a wee Shop called "Nora's." Does anyone remember the McAleer's ? We now live in Melbourne but get back "home" every few years.

OMG! I had forgotten about the rollerina. I learned to rollerskate there. It was like a sort of roller disco where we used to go and chase the lads, (while looking like we didn't notice them of course.) We also enjoyed swimming at the Whitevale swimming baths. I remember there was two pools. One Male and one female. I think they turned the rollerina into a supermarket.
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