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post 4th Mar 2008, 04:36pm
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Garngad Granny / Valros,

Lots of shared memories in your postings. I also remember from Tharsis Street the McQuillan's (May ?), the Collins's (Alec and Shug), the McQueen's (Harry & Brian), the Boyd's (Billy & Sam), the Monaghans (William) and many others. I remember the Rodgers family well, particularly Harry who had a gommy arm due to polio as a young child. He had no feeling in his arm which stopped growing when he was about 5 years old but he used it as a useful attack weapon for belting other boys with it. Many a poor paper boy got the gommy arm treatment up the back close when Harry boy stookied them and stole their Evening Times money on collection day.
The hills leading down from Roystonhill to Tharsis Street were great for sledging in winter using anything you could sit on. There was a particularly steep hill from Rhymer Street down to Provanhill Street, the Garngad equivalent of the Cresta Run and many boys sustained injuries when they came off their makeshift sledges half way down the hill.
I well remember Mr Jolley the lollipop man at the Wee Roch and remember going to dinner school. I also remember feeling agrieved on Monday mornings when we bought our dinner tickets in class that I had to pay my 4/10d or whatever for my weekly ticket while others got a free ticket. It was only later that I discovered that was because their parents were unemployed which qualified them for free school dinners.
I remember Attie McGurk as our coalman who made deliveries to Tharsis Street and our coal bunker in the hall cupboard, very hygenic looking back on it.
We used to attend the Band of Hope in the Foundry Boys church at the bottom of Tharsis Street on a Friday night as we got free juice and biscuits, not for any religious reason. I remember the priest coming into our class at the Wee Roch and warning us about attending Protestant churches as they had obviously got wind that some of their flock had been bought over by the free Tizer and jammy dodgers.
We also spent many an hour in the new flats they built at Charles Street, particularly the new playground which had exotic playthings like the Witches Hat. Going up in the lifts was a new experience and we must have made life hell for the residents of the new multi-stories who could never get a lift due to us playing on them. Happy days.
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*Emily M Young - nee Rigley*
post 15th Apr 2008, 03:45pm
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Do any of you good folk from Garangad recall a wee [midget]character by the name of Paddy the bleachman.He sold his own make of bleach from his van dor to door . He may be from the Blackhill area .any info

Yes - I remember wee Paddy - infact he lived next door to us on Hogganfield St. Blackhill His grannie was Mrs Ward. Although I lived there - I hung around the Garngad a lot. My best friend was Theresa Croal - In fact I think she still lives in Gadshill Street - She used to live at 3 Bright St - up the Pawn close. Those were great days - I used to play netball at the Wee Roch school. I live in the U.S. these past 44 years. Does anyone remember Charlie McInally or Harry Monaghan - they were a couple of boys we used to run around with us. My aunts had a store near the Roch school named Gentall & Steeles. Anyone remember that store???
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post 15th Apr 2008, 05:32pm
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My maw is Margaret Anderson (nee) Brogan - known in the Garngad as Nan Brogan. she taught dance and put on shows and stuff.

Garngad Granny! My Maw is the daughter of Annie Glen And robert Brogan - Married Pat anderson and had 5 weans and I'm one of them! I recognise most of the names you mention - we always called sarah and boaby arrol uncle boaby and auntie sarah - although they were technically my maws auntie and uncle.

Was there a Peter Glen as well? We called him Uncle Peter although he too was my maws uncle. We used to visit him on a sunday and he would freak us out with his African "god" Sammy!

My maw is always phoning me asking to look up stuff about the Garngad and see if I can find any folk who know her. now that I've found this wee site she's bound to start dictating reminiscences for me to type -what have i got myslf into? Need to hurry up and get her a computer.
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post 22nd Apr 2008, 09:42pm
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Hello Emily,

I can remember Gentle and Steele's shop, near the corner of Glenbarr Street. My Mother did a lot of shopping for things in there including some school uniform things for St Roch's Secondary.

Memories eh?

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post 22nd Apr 2008, 09:49pm
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Hello James McGinlay,
I have just noticed your post.

I too had Miss Johnstone as a teacher at St Roch's primary. She was very particular about word pronunciation. She taught at a drama class somewhere--can't remember where now, too long ago!!
I did not like Mr McGowan, he was never my teacher but just something about him?????

Mr Kelly was also headmaster when I went to the Secondary school.

Long time ago now--eh biggrin.gif

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*Garngad Granny*
post 23rd Apr 2008, 05:02am
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I forgot about the Boyds you must have been around Garngad about the same time as me. Aye the coal bunker Hygene was not important then but we never got sick and were never aff school. We used to go to the band of hope till one day they took us inside the church there was some kind of service I remember sitting there saying my catholic prayers so god would not strike me down. but I did get the jammie dodgers first so I felt ok. Did you ever get sent for the daily record at 11pm down at the corner of the wee rock even at that time of night it still felt like a playground no fear at all.
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*Garngad Granny*
post 23rd Apr 2008, 05:16am
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RabWaeNaeC hello I must be your cousin somewhere along the line. I thought I heard your ma had died I heard you uncle Tommy died years ago is that true
Well tell nan I was asking for her. She used to play in the ladies pipe band at the Metropole and one night she brought her bagpipes to our house thats Uncle charlie and Antie Jeanie Has her red hair gone now. I used to come up to your house at the end of Roysonroad with my Da now and again there was 5 boys Nan would always make you welcome if you went up when you were having supper she would make you have some. How many granweans has she got tell her Agnes has 5 weans 11 grand children and 3 great grandchildren. Carol has 3 grandaughters. Pauline has 3 weans and 4 Grandchildren Irene thats me 3 weans 3 grandchildren. Charles 2 weans Frankie 1 son. if you have and email I can contact you through we can swap stories. Would love to hear more
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post 24th Apr 2008, 02:26pm
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Garngad Granny,

I had forgotten about going for the Record along at the Wee Roch - old age and amber nectar taking their toll on my old brain cells. I also remember a bakery off Cobden Street where we used to queue up late at night for freshly baked bread and rolls. Yes even at that time of night, there was such a buzz about the place (t.v's were not widely available at that time) that there were always plenty of people about and we never felt threatened.
I also remember a policeman called "Big Abie" who we lived in terror of as young kids up to no good, like playing on the corrugated iron roof of the bookies at the bottom of Tharsis Street.
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post 24th Apr 2008, 04:43pm
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Hello Everyone,


Thought you may like a photo of the corner of Turner Street and Royston Road. I can remember going into Sarah Keenan's newsagents shop.

A couple of you have been talking about getting the newspaper and rolls late at night---anyone remember the van that used to stand across the road from the Carlton Picture hall --bottom of Roystonhill? They sold rolls which were still hot and waited for the people coming out of the Carlton and Casino at night

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post 25th Apr 2008, 05:03am
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QUOTE (Emily M Young - nee Rigley @ 15th Apr 2008, 03:52 PM) *
Yes - I remember wee Paddy - infact he lived next door to us on Hogganfield St. Blackhill His grannie was Mrs Ward. Although I lived there - I hung around the Garngad a lot. My best friend was Theresa Croal - In fact I think she still lives in Gadshill Street - She used to live at 3 Bright St - up the Pawn close. Those were great days - I used to play netball at the Wee Roch school. I live in the U.S. these past 44 years. Does anyone remember Charlie McInally or Harry Monaghan - they were a couple of boys we used to run around with us. My aunts had a store near the Roch school named Gentall & Steeles. Anyone remember that store???



Hi Emily, just reading out your note to my mother who tells me that your friend Theresa Croal is her cousins daughter. Her cousin was Theresa Keenan and has a sister Winnie (Winifrid) Keenan married Packy Divers.

I used to live in Earlston Avenue in the late 50's and my sister and I were very close to Frances Divers, Winnie's daughter. Frances would be your friend Theresa's first cousin (my first cousin once removed). I would love to hear how Frances and her mother are doing...do you keep in touch with Theresa?
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post 22nd Sep 2008, 06:05pm
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HELLO MY NAME IS PAT HUGHES THIS ISALL NEW TO MESO BEAR WITH ME I WAS BORN 1932
SO IT IS GREAT TO READ ALL THE MEMORYS OF THE ROADMY FAMILY LIVED 256 GARNGAD
RD MOVED TO FORGE ST GERMISTON WENT TO ST PHILOMENAS THEN ST ROCHS
SECONDARY HEAD MR KELLY TEACHERS MISS MC,CORMACK mathsMISS TAGGART shorthand'typing TRYING SOMTHING NEW MRNICHOL WEE/NPPY CAMPBELL SIENCE MRDALTON
MR MCGOLDRICK HI PAUL INEW YOUR MOTHER WELL FROM DINWIDDIE STBIG MICK WECALLED
HER DAD CANT REMBER ALL THE NAMES IM GETTING ON A BIT REMEBER BARNEY AND ITHINK
MICHAEL I THINK BARNEY BECME A BOOKMAKER THERE NEXT DOOR NEIGHBOURS WERE
THE MC.GINLEYS WE ALL PAYED TOGETHER ROUNDERS KICK,THE CAN KDRF WENT
TO SCHOOL TOGETHER THEY WERE AGREAT SOMEONEWAS ASKING IF THERE WAS A MC,CAIG
LIVED ON THE ROAD YES NUMBER 153 FTHER TOMMY MUM LIZZIE RE MCJLAUGHLIN SON
JOE MY PAL AND BEST.MANNOW IN THE STATES IWILL HAVE TO GIVE INOW MY OLD EYES
AND BACK TELLING ME TO STOP HOPE TO BE BACK SOON GOD BLESS
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Paul Kelly
post 22nd Sep 2008, 07:39pm
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Hi Pat and a warm welcome to the board.

You must have been reading my opening post to the topic 'My Garngad Family History' where I talked about my maternal grandparents - the Connollys - being relocated from Garngad to Dinwiddie Street, Germiston around 1933.

http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=5129

My Connolly grandparents - Mick and Sarah - married in 1923 and had 11 children:

Michael, Jack, Elizabeth, Sadie, Benny, Margaret, Mary, Bridget (Theresa), Ann (my mum), Jessie and Alec.

I think that was pretty much the order they were born in. My mum was born in 1937 so you are a few years older than her. I suspect you must have been at school with some of my mum's older siblings.

You mentioned that one of my mum's brothers became a bookmaker. That was Michael, the first born of the family, born around 1924. I think he owned 3 bookmakers shops in Glasgow in the 1950s and early 1960s. One was in the Gallowgate, another was in Renfield Street. I can't remember where my mum said the other one was. My Uncle Michael died in a boat crash in Spain in the early 1960s. My mum and her brother Benny worked for Michael in the bookies.

You mentioned a McCaig family from Germiston. My Aunt Mary married a Frank McCaig. I am not sure if this is the same McCaig family. I know my Aunt Sadie married a Joe McManus from Germiston.

I will ask my mum if she remembers you and any of the other families you have mentioned. My mum was about 8 years old when the family was relocated from Dinwiddie Street, Germiston to Stamford Street, Barrowfield so I don't know how much she will remember of Germiston.

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post 22nd Sep 2008, 08:02pm
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Welcome Pat!!
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Pat Hughes
post 23rd Sep 2008, 06:16pm
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HIPAUL PAT HERE THANKS FOR YOUR REPLY I THINK IMAY HAVE BEEN WRONG ABOUT YOUR
MUM BUT I KNEW ALL THE CONNELLEYS I THINK THERESA OR MARY WAS IN MY CLASS AT
SCHOOL IT IS NOT THESAME MC.CAIG THE ONEI MEANT STAYED 153 ROYSTON RD FUNNY HE
HAD SISTER CALLED SADIE SHE MARRIED A LAD WILLIE MC/CLURE FROM BLACKHILL THEN
THERE WAS GRACE .MARY/ AND ELIZABETH I REMEMR ST ROCHS PAROCHIAL HALL WITH
THE SNOOKER TABLES OPENED BY THE DUKE OF WINDSOR BEFORE MY TIMEI MAY ADD BUT
MY DAD HAD NEWSPAPER
CLIPPINGS THE KIDS OFF SCHOOL TO WAVE FLAGS MR FLETCHER WAS HALLKEEPER I THINK
HE STAYED IN BUDGIN BUT WE DID NOT CALL HIM MISTER WE HAD ANOTHER NAME FOR HIM
JUST NO RESPECT AT ALL MR.CRAIG THE JANNI AT THE WEE ROCH USED TO STAY NEXT DOOR
TO US IN FORGE ST BEFOREHE BECAME JANNI HE WAS MERCHANT NAVY HIS FAMILY WAS
CHARLES MAUREEN ALBERT THOMAS AVRIL MAUREEN AND HER HUSBAND HAIRDRSSERS
ROYSTON RD BOTTOM OF GADSHILL ST ONCE AGAIN ITSGOOD TO TALK ABOUTTHE OLD
GARNGAD THE BEST DISTRICT IN GLASGOW I WILL CALL AGAIN I HOPE GOD BLESS
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post 23rd Sep 2008, 06:57pm
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Hello Paul,
Your previous post brought back a lot of memories for me.My Mother Lizzie Falloon from Dinwiddie St was a good pal of your Aunt Sadie.I remember going to visit her and Joe many years ago and they came a lot to Stronsay St,Germiston where we lived.I also remember your Grandparents and going to visit them in Barrowfield.
What a small World.
Regards,Liz.
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