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GG
post 17th Mar 2007, 05:30pm
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Please post your memories of this Glasgow district here...Garngad

Were you born here? Did you grow up here?
Did you visit your aunt here? ...or your children?
Was your first home here? Were your children born here?
Did you shop here? Was your favourite cinema here?
Did you go to church here? Was your favourite pub here?
Did you 'romance' here? Did you go to school here?
Do you have a photograph from here?

Come on let us know and immortalise your memories here...Garngad

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valros
post 20th Mar 2007, 05:18pm
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I was brought up in Garngad, lived there for the first 23 years of my life until I got married.

My local cinemas were the Carlton and The Casino in Castle Street Townhead. Went to the Saturday matinee in the Carlton, I was given 6d admission price and 3d for a bar of Highland Toffee--if my Mother could afford it, I sometimes got 3d for a plain ice at the interval from the girl with the tray smile.gif

Many times we just went into Hilley's and bought an ice cream cone--I can still taste the lovely ice cream, good memories for me

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post 2nd Apr 2007, 10:15am
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Jings, where do I start? My Grandma's parents owned a shop on Garngad Hill. My Grandad, Jimmy Thompson, used to help run the St Roch's Guild Football team. My Grandparents were married in St Roch's, as were my parents and my wee sister. My Aunt Mary McGinnis used to play the keyboards during mass on a sunday.

My two Aunt Mary's (McGinnis and Harkin, nee Thompson) and my Grandma worked in the doctors surgery on Royston Rd and the High Street for more years than I can remember.

I went to St Roch's Primary and St Roch's Secondary. I made my First Confession, First Communion and had my confirmation in St Roch's.

I think you could say I'm from Garngad.....

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post 2nd Apr 2007, 12:22pm
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Thought this might be on interest:

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Farewell to Garngad
By Mick McLaughlan

Oh father dear and did you hear
new houses they have built
and some of them in Easterhouse
and some in Castlemilk,
Balornock and Barmulloch too
they’re building them like mad,
and now they’re taking our friends away
from the dear old Garngad.

Oh Garngad! Oh Garngad!
upon you some folk frown,
I never thought I would live to see
your buildings crumbling down,
they may send me up to Drumchapel
or the Milton scheme my lad,
But they’ll never take away my heart
from the dear old Garngad.

Remember Paddy’s Castle
and the bowling alley too
remember yon blind window where,
we used to bill and coo,
McGregor’s land and Syme’s land
oh don’t it make you sad
to think today they’ve passed away
from the dear old Garngad

They’re building houses everywhere
they’re building them with skill,
They’re building them in Carntyne
and even in Priesthill,
they may send me away to Siberia
or even old Baghdad,
but they’ll never take my heart away
from the dear old Garngad.

On Villers Street and Cobden Street
And the good old Rosemount Pawn,
They’re all knocked down
But on that ground skyscrapers now adorn,
Yet still there’s one thing that keeps bothering me
Oh how I get so mad,
For they’ve changed the name to Royston now
Instead of Garngad.

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post 23rd Apr 2007, 01:00pm
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Thanks GG, I have a copy of that one!!

Garvan, I can remember your aunt who played the music during Mass on a Sunday, I was in the choir about 100 years ago lol !!

Your Aunt Mary Thomson, has she a sister Kathleen? if so I know who they are.
I also attended both St Roch's primary and secondary schools and got married in St Roch's Church. This is their Centerary year for both Church and primary school

Haven't been back for many, many years but of course it's all different now.

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kathleenb
post 7th May 2007, 03:30pm
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I was born in Bright St off the Royston Road in 1932. My mother was known as big Isa Brannan and my Father was John Brannan. I have a sister Betty and my brother John was killed during the war.
I went to St Roch's and then later worked on the busses then the trams.
I would love to hear from anyone who was around in those days.
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post 10th Jun 2007, 11:28am
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Hello Kathleen,

I have just noticed your post. I knew Bright Street very well. My gran lived in Villiers Street. I was in Rhymer Street. You are a wee bit older than me so would have been at St Roch's primary before me.
I'm trying to think of anyone who lived in your street was maybe in my class at school, will get back to you if I do remember.

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lizmac
post 8th Jul 2007, 02:09am
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Hi,i lived in Villiers St till the age of 7 then moved up the road to Stronsay St, Germiston.
stayed there till i came to the states in '67.
The Garngad was a great place to grow up in the people were the best.
I went to St Roch's primary school and then to St Roch's secondary school.
Used to work in the Royston Rd Post Office and loved all the characters that came in,
never a dull moment all we did was laugh.
Sweet Memories,
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post 2nd Nov 2007, 04:31pm
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I was born in Blackhill were i stayed until i was a few weeks old (cannae remember). We then moved to Rosemount street and stayed in the high flats at the shops, number 20. I went to the wee roch as did my 2 younger brothers and all 3 of us were alter servers in St Roch's church. I have fond memories of that time.

The garngad was a great place to grow up. My dad worked in the 'hibs hall' officially known as the 'Royston Social Club' owned by the chapel and i have great memories of there as well.

My dad played football for the boys guild which was run by my grandfather 'cokey' (Robert Leese). I have a few short memories of him. I also played for the boys guild, the primary, secondary and junior football teams of St Rochs.

I got married and stayed in Charles St, we split and i moved to Paisley and now stay in a great wee town in Nth Ayrshire called Beith.

I had a great childhood in the garngad and had some fantastic mates. If any of you are out there or know or remember me then please get in touch, it would be nice.

C u all soon

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post 2nd Nov 2007, 04:53pm
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Hi Johnbhoy67,and welcome to the boards
I have family that stay in the Garngad
my aunty threasa & uncle davie duneky (spelling)
have lived there for years.my uncle davie
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post 2nd Nov 2007, 05:16pm
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Hello John,

Did you by any chance have relatives who lived in Rhymer Street? I knew a family called Leese.
John--who may well be your father because he worked in the Hibs Hall, Thomas (Toshie) and Dick--he married a girl from Gadshill Street-- May Stevenson,

I also remember my parents calling Mr Leese senior Cokey--got to be the same family smile.gif


Nice to see others posting here, hello Celtchic67. There is another thread about Garngad too, My Garngad Family it's called on Memories section

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post 8th Nov 2007, 03:17pm
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Hey valros, thanks for replying. Yeah tosh & dick are my uncles. It is the same family.
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post 8th Nov 2007, 03:19pm
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HI CELTCHIC67, I'VE NOYT BEEN IN THE BUDGIE FOR YEARS SO MITE NOT KNOW THEM
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post 11th Nov 2007, 12:46pm
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My 3 old aunts owned the general store on the corner of Gadshill Street and Garngad Rd from 1930's to the 50's. They were Katie, Mary and Lizzie Carrigan. Any information about them/the shop please.
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post 14th Nov 2007, 08:51pm
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John,

I knew it had to be the same family, your dad would remember me okay, I lived in 86 Rhymer Street.



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