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Posted by: GlasgowVisitor 6th Jul 2013, 10:32pm

Trying to remember the name and/or location of a men's hostel that lay someplace between Parkhead and the city centre. My mum can remember walking past it as a child and seeing lots of men gathered on the steps outside. Any ideas?

Posted by: Jim D 6th Jul 2013, 10:38pm

The Great Eastern on Duke Street???

Posted by: Purplefan 6th Jul 2013, 10:50pm

There was a couple of council ones at the back of the barras.
One was called william booth house.
Great breakfast. stayed in there many a time.

The old salvation army one was called hope house.


Posted by: serabash 6th Jul 2013, 10:58pm

the bellgrove hotel, gallowgate.

Posted by: Purplefan 6th Jul 2013, 10:59pm

I think JimD is right it is the Great eastern.

Posted by: GlasgowVisitor 6th Jul 2013, 11:12pm

Ask and ye shall receive! Cheers guys, mum reckons (after a quick shifty at Street View) that it might be the Bellgrove Hotel but there may have been another building with steps nearby where the men sat. Hard to tell when everything around it has been demolished...then again, what hasn't been sad.gif

Posted by: Purplefan 6th Jul 2013, 11:31pm

Hear is a wee photo of the Great Eastern if it jogs your memory.

 

Posted by: kenb 7th Jul 2013, 03:02am

QUOTE (Jim D @ 6th Jul 2013, 10:46pm) *
The Great Eastern on Duke Street???

wild guess did you work in glasgow works

Posted by: taurus 7th Jul 2013, 09:14am

There was a "moadel" {hostel} in Suffolk St,that`s right at the Barras,then there was Roses Home on the corner of Craignestock St and London Rd.That`s halfway beyween Bridgeton cross and Glasgow Cross.

Posted by: Jupiter 7th Jul 2013, 10:47am

There was anothe deedle - dodle in Moncur Street,right in the heart of Barrowland.

Posted by: Purplefan 7th Jul 2013, 01:05pm

QUOTE (Jupiter @ 7th Jul 2013, 10:55am) *
There was anothe deedle - dodle in Moncur Street,right in the heart of Barrowland.



I got banned from there in 1986.

Posted by: Ruchazie Rat 7th Jul 2013, 03:44pm

If your Ma can remember it as a child, it probably wasn`t James Duncan House in Bell St. One block west of Morrisons (Gallowgate), and right behind the fire station/block with Phoenix Bar on one end and Hoops Bar on the other.

When built thirty year ago, fire station wasn`t there, so more visible from Gallowgate. Went under the wrecking ball lately. Might find clip on Youtube. Might jog her memory.

Posted by: Purplefan 7th Jul 2013, 04:17pm

Bell street, was that the one with the different TV rooms including sky movies?

Posted by: Isobel 7th Jul 2013, 05:01pm

I have no idea what it was called ,but when I went to Charlotte St. School there used to be a lot of old men that used to come around and watch all the girls .

Posted by: taurus 8th Jul 2013, 12:50am

Yes Isobel,there was a homeless shelter in Greendyke St,just near our old school,a lot of derelicts hung about there all day and night.

Posted by: Doug1 8th Jul 2013, 07:45am

QUOTE (Jim D @ 6th Jul 2013, 10:46pm) *
The Great Eastern on Duke Street???


Well spotted Jim. I wracked my mind trying to remember this place, even asked my wife if she could recall it but neither of us got it, but I'm pretty sure you are right !

Posted by: Foxy52 8th Jul 2013, 10:13am

QUOTE (taurus @ 7th Jul 2013, 08:58pm) *
Yes Isobel,there was a homeless shelter in Greendyke St,just near our old school,a lot of derelicts hung about there all day and night.


My pal owned a pub in Orr St. it used to be called the "Highland Crofters", but we changed the name to "Whispers" in the hope of attracting a more younger crowd. Apparently it worked, because on a Monday morning we would have quite the procession of girls in the uniform of Charlotte St. School lined up at the door waiting to pay off their bar bill, in cash mind you nothing else! They were very honest wee lassies, except on a Saturday night when they lied about their age to get into the bar/club
Cheers
Foxy

Posted by: Jupiter 8th Jul 2013, 12:34pm

In the late 60s I had a job as a driver for the Corpy Laundry and Disinfecting station in Bilsland Drive and as part of the job we lifted all the laundry at the deedle-dodles.In addition we also uplifted infested bed linen which had been "smeaked" by the public health worker.
One day my mate,an old timer and I got sent to North Woodside D-D to uplift some stuff.At that time the derelicts would congregate round an old fashioned fire/oven at the bottom of the stairs which had metal railings and spikes.Anyway my mate went up picked the big bundle and shouted over for the guys to move before he dropped it.Needles to say the bundle caught on a spike,ripped opened and caused the linen,lice and white powder to cascade down giving the derelicts a white shower.I was helpless,we nearly got our books but the matter was sorted and all the derelicts came up to Ruchill where they got a lysol bath and a new set of kit.We had to drive about 20 of them back to the deedle-dodle in the back of the van,all spic and span. What a job,there was never a dull moment.The worst of them all was Moncur Street a manky filthy hole I hated going to.

Posted by: andypisces 8th Jul 2013, 01:30pm

Jupiter, I worked for bennies lifts on moncur st and cant remember the hostel on that st. i was in and out quite a few of them as some of them had lifts but i just cant recall the one on moncur st.

Posted by: Jim D 8th Jul 2013, 02:23pm

QUOTE (kenb @ 7th Jul 2013, 04:10am) *
wild guess did you work in glasgow works


Kenb, I served my time as a Painter with the Corpy, working in the schemes, Direct Labour and Education.

Posted by: Jupiter 8th Jul 2013, 03:09pm

Andy can assure you it was there,a breeding ground for fleas and greybacks.

Posted by: Purplefan 8th Jul 2013, 04:03pm

http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507&dat=19840213&id=EcFAAAAAIBAJ&sjid=3KUMAAAAIBAJ&pg=6035,2352250

Jupiter you are spot on, there was a homeless hostel in moncur street, it was a womans hostel and
hear is a article about the closure. it is mentioned in the last paragraph.

Posted by: Jupiter 8th Jul 2013, 04:46pm

Moncur Street was the male hostel and Inglefield Street was the womens accomodation as well as the Sally Ann on the Clyde Street.

Posted by: andypisces 8th Jul 2013, 05:14pm

QUOTE (Jupiter @ 8th Jul 2013, 03:17pm) *
Andy can assure you it was there,a breeding ground for fleas and greybacks.

Oh i believe you Jupiter i just dont remember it.

Posted by: weebee 8th Jul 2013, 07:30pm

great eastern was in duke st just before high st bellgrove hotel wasin gallowgate

Posted by: Harper 8th Jul 2013, 07:49pm

I remember the salvation army hostel on london road, down from the barras near glasgow cross, that was back in the early 70s biggrin.gif

Posted by: mlconnelly 8th Jul 2013, 08:55pm

The Bellgrove Hotel is still on Gallowgate and has been just tarted up, on the outside at least, in the for the waste of money games. Mary

Posted by: Tennscot 8th Jul 2013, 09:41pm

QUOTE (Jupiter @ 8th Jul 2013, 04:54pm) *
Moncur Street was the male hostel and Inglefield Street was the womens accomodation as well as the Sally Ann on the Clyde Street.

You`re Right Jupitor and the other was just round the corner where Barrack/Hunter street entered Duke street.

Posted by: myagnes 20th Sep 2013, 07:13pm

QUOTE (Jim D @ 6th Jul 2013, 10:36pm) *
The Great Eastern on Duke Street???

It was THE GREAT EASTERN on Duke Street, I worked at Tennets Brewery, a chap who worked beside me, lived there, I visited him once.

Posted by: jimmyboy 7th Nov 2013, 01:25pm

Hi, I know that there was a mens' hostel called Clyde St Home and it was situated in Abercromby St no. 324. It was near the Barras. My Grandfather died there.

Annie

Posted by: Jupiter 7th Nov 2013, 07:32pm

Jimmyboy that model in Abercromby Street was really the pits.I think it was early 70s I remember it.It was really the last chance hotel for many.Sorry to read your grandad died in there.

Posted by: dizzybint 31st Jan 2015, 11:13am

Ross s home facing Templetons on London road.. a big one in Abercrombie street too.

Posted by: *Sandra* 27th Dec 2015, 11:33pm

The Bellgrove Hotel was a mans hostel I lived across the street form it, at 612 Gallowgate. from 1952 until 1962 when we were moved to Easterhouse.