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Posted by: GG 17th Mar 2007, 03:54pm

Please post your memories of this Glasgow district here...Blackhill

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...Blackhill

GG.

Posted by: lindamac 12th Apr 2007, 11:01pm

my brother newly married & was only offered 1 house in Blackhill it was & dad gave him our German sheperd dog major whom dived oot top floor window to get to my brother when he went to local shop. huh.gif spookie eh,that dog hadnt a thing wrong with it afterwards very surprising. biggrin.gif

Posted by: lconaghan 19th Mar 2008, 03:24pm

Hi Folks, my Husbands Great Grandfathers brother was Robert/Bobby Conaghan who lived in Blackhill in the 50's, 60's and 70's. I am led to believe that he was a bit of a legend in the area, so much so that they named a lounge at the Molendinar after him(The Conaghan Lounge). He was married to Sarah Johnstone and had 3 children - Rubina(Ruby) who moved to Canada, Jack, who now lives in East Kilbride and another daughter Frances who stayed in Glasgow. When he died the people of Blackhill wrote a poem that was read out at his Funeral in 1979. I have a newspaper clipping that has a picture of him in a back court in Blackhill with the MP Teddy Taylor. Unfortunately only the photo survived and the story is missing. Does anyone out there remember him or have any stories about him.
All The best
Lorna.

Posted by: MAUREENMURPHY NEE MCCOMBE 11th Aug 2008, 09:22pm

hi there imoved to blackhill when i was 14 went to smithycroft school had some good freinds from there ,meet my husband then married ,and had first daughter in 1977. lived in queenslie st then moved to craigendmuir st when married, had some good memories of blackhill, hi to any one who remembers me . maureen

Posted by: floydian 13th Aug 2008, 02:02am

I lived in Blackhill when i was a young boy about 4yrs old then moved to a place called twechar my mum and dad lived in blackhill for many years the family nams('s) are hanlon and mooney we lived in craigend muir street number 9 i remember only one family from there their name was agnes and john trimble they where good family friends agnes is my godmother but not seen any of the family for yrs dont know if they are still living or not but anyway thats it.

Posted by: GG 8th Sep 2008, 08:38pm

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i was born in Blackhill in Queenslie st in 1952 we lived ther till 1965my mother aqnd father was in the same house for 32yrs they were one of the first families to move ther when the houses were built we were the Dalys my sister mad her family lived ther to they were the Ogilvies when we moved out of Queenslie St we moved to Lochgreen St and I lived there till 1970 when I got married it would be good to hear from anyone who remembers the Dadly family

Posted by: maureen murphy nee mccombe 9th Sep 2008, 10:58pm

i remember a family in queenslie st called ogilvie danny was the son is it the same ones ilived there i 72 ill 76

Posted by: Corbymags 8th Dec 2008, 10:15pm

Hi All

I'm new to the site and havin a trawl around. I noticed a post (no 5) from Floydian who mentions John and Agnes Trimble. Floydian, if it's the same couple they would have been my aunty and uncle. My mum's maiden name was Isabella Trimble and she would have been John's big sister. If you want to know more leave me a post!! Corbymags

Posted by: Guest 6th Jan 2009, 10:26am

hi all
i lived in blackhill all my young days ,went to primary and secondary school there,which was riddrie primry and smithycroft sec,wasnt it jus the best lol, we were a family of 7 lived in drumpellier st ,go ha aguess who i am ........

Posted by: TJM kid 12th Apr 2009, 07:33pm

My parent's lived at 11 Craigendmuir St; Tom & Lily McPhail. My dad's parent's lived at 53 Craigendmuir St; John and Bridgit McPhail and my mom's parent's lived at 59 Craigendmuir St., Hugh and Katie Boyle. My mom's sister's family lived at 22 Maryston; Cathy and Jack McLean. My parent's moved to Canada in 1972 but would love to hear from anyone that remembers them.

Posted by: GG 28th May 2009, 09:39pm

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RE Daly,

Are you ,by any chance ,Helen Daly. My name is Michael Henaghan and lived on the ground floor of the close opposite the Carlins'.
I know Margaret and Betty as well as Danny Ogilvie and also remember the day the twins were born in their house ,which was the custom then. I recall them being rushed to hospital in incubators shortly after they were born.
I can't recall their names but maybe the son was called James after your brother.
Your brother James had a motorbike and would quite often give me a lift to School which was St Mungo's at Townhead.

Posted by: Margaret Burrows 13th Jul 2009, 06:12pm

My name is Margaret burrows i lived at 32 acerhill st, i also remember mrs burrell the money lender. My sisters names are isa, Cathy and Sandra we lived next close to the dochertys. Does anyone remember the Nicholl's? and also also Ronald Rodden? We used to go to school on the back of the horse and cart, down to St Roch's School.

Would love to hear from anyone who remembers me or my family.

Posted by: patricia mcdade 20th Aug 2009, 09:50am

Hi all I was born in 1973, me and my brothers Frany and JoJo were raised in 25 maryston st. My Dad was John McDade but usually refered to as Daity McDade not Dante Alex McDade people get them mixed up. His brothers and sisters were all raised in 39 craigendmuir st (Mick , Rae, Margret and Cathy Mcdade). My mum nee Lesley Nee Griffin were also raised in Maryston st along with her two sisters Margret and Patsy Griffin. Their mum and Dad were Rab and Winnie Griffin who later moved onto 57 Provanmill Rd and then Gala St Riddrie where I now live in their old house. My mums Grandparents also lived in 25 Maryston st Jimmy Whelan And Isabella Whelan , their kids were Winnie Whelan( my Grandmother) James ,Cathy, Lexi and Jean. My Great Grand mother Isabella was German and I would love too hear from anyone who knew any of my family. Cheers BYT

Posted by: rondo 6th Sep 2009, 01:12pm

i was brought up in good auld blackhill have many great memories of the place and still came home here after moving away and my daughter was born here my mum was brought up along side her family and for many its a brill place its had its probs over the yrs but no more than many other scheemes i wrote a small book about my mories and have some good pics of the place its not in print something i did for my grankids but to me its speacil and i want them to know how it was wen i was small so il keep looking for memeories to share as the place has a speacil place in my heart

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Posted by: rondo 6th Sep 2009, 01:30pm

just add my family were brought up in marystone st my dad was joe my mum veronica nee johnstone my granny johnstone stay4ed in drumpleir st and moodisburn st she and my granda were one of the first families to move to blackhill as they came fae garngade they had a big family frank helen eddie joe mary magaret treasa pat william peter my dad family hailed fae parkheid and they were grahams they also had a big family my brother was born in 30 marystone st and my anntie helen stayed in the same close as my anntie mags mccabe my granda francie johnstones sisters were both in marystone st as well both married to mcwans they were annie and margeret my dads mum my granny was masie graham and lived in creigendmuir st with my anntie masie a few cloes along her name was caruthers my unk hugh lived in criggy with my granny till he died his sons billy and hugh both stayed in ackerhill st my first hoose in blackhill was criggy to and i married and divorced a blackhill boy called hunter my granny johnstone has a memorial tree on the royston rd dedcated to her nancy was her name and she along with my jamesion mrs viegtch and mrs gorden were all on the community council for many yrs my granny did the penisoners lunch club wen it was a hut in spare ground and helepd get the comm centre built sadly not there noo, if anyone remembers any of the ones iv mention get in touch it will be good to here about them in their early days

Posted by: TJM Kids 8th Sep 2009, 01:17am

QUOTE (floydian @ 13th Aug 2008, 02:19am) *
I lived in Blackhill when i was a young boy about 4yrs old then moved to a place called twechar my mum and dad lived in blackhill for many years the family nams('s) are hanlon and mooney we lived in craigend muir street number 9 i remember only one family from there their name was agnes and john trimble they where good family friends agnes is my godmother but not seen any of the family for yrs dont know if they are still living or not but anyway thats it.

W

Posted by: TJM Kid 8th Sep 2009, 01:18am

QUOTE (floydian @ 13th Aug 2008, 02:19am) *
I lived in Blackhill when i was a young boy about 4yrs old then moved to a place called twechar my mum and dad lived in blackhill for many years the family nams('s) are hanlon and mooney we lived in craigend muir street number 9 i remember only one family from there their name was agnes and john trimble they where good family friends agnes is my godmother but not seen any of the family for yrs dont know if they are still living or not but anyway thats it.

What year did you live there? My parents moved to Canada in 1972 so they were at 11 Craigendmuir before we moved.

Posted by: Theresa McLea 8th Sep 2009, 01:50am

QUOTE (GG @ 28th May 2009, 09:56pm) *
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Posted by: Theres aMcLean 8th Sep 2009, 01:52am

QUOTE (GG @ 28th May 2009, 09:56pm) *
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Are you the same Michael that played football with my brother Kenny McLean

Posted by: christoff 24th Sep 2009, 10:24am

QUOTE (Guest @ 6th Jan 2009, 12:31pm) *
hi all
i lived in blackhill all my young days ,went to primary and secondary school there,which was riddrie primry and smithycroft sec,wasnt it jus the best lol, we were a family of 7 lived in drumpellier st ,go ha aguess who i am ........


have you anything tod with rammy davis good pal of mine i am chris carlin

Posted by: Mikael726 25th Sep 2009, 09:20am

QUOTE (Theres aMcLean @ 8th Sep 2009, 02:57am) *
Are you the same Michael that played football with my brother Kenny McLean

Yes, I am the. very man. Kenny and I were great mates when in our late teens ,early twenties.
I was very upset when I heard about Kenny's fall and subsequent death. I attended the funeral. A very sad day indeed.

On another note, I remember you too . You were the artist weren't you and you have gone to live in the USA if my memory is correct. If it is you ,I would like to say a massive HELLO to you and I hope life is good to you.

Posted by: orange peel 21st Oct 2009, 01:49pm

my maw & da were brought up in blackhill , they met in "the provy" the night celtic won the european cup, my ma is a mccrimmon from 59 craigendmuir street & my da was a mclean from 14 queenslie st, my granda was neily mccrimmon the hawker if anyone can tell me any stories about him that would be great. i still live in blackhill with my wife & wean. go here 4 old blackhill tales http://www.stephaniepiro.com/fc290.htm

Posted by: michelle mclean 15th Nov 2009, 06:01pm

QUOTE (patricia mcdade @ 20th Aug 2009, 09:48am) *
Hi all I was born in 1973, me and my brothers Frany and JoJo were raised in 25 maryston st. My Dad was John McDade but usually refered to as Daity McDade not Dante Alex McDade people get them mixed up. His brothers and sisters were all raised in 39 craigendmuir st (Mick , Rae, Margret and Cathy Mcdade). My mum nee Lesley Nee Griffin were also raised in Maryston st along with her two sisters Margret and Patsy Griffin. Their mum and Dad were Rab and Winnie Griffin who later moved onto 57 Provanmill Rd and then Gala St Riddrie where I now live in their old house. My mums Grandparents also lived in 25 Maryston st Jimmy Whelan And Isabella Whelan , their kids were Winnie Whelan( my Grandmother) James ,Cathy, Lexi and Jean. My Great Grand mother Isabella was German and I would love too hear from anyone who knew any of my family. Cheers BYT

i know you well do you remember me hahaha its michelle how are you honey

Posted by: ann marie carlin 17th Nov 2009, 07:31pm

QUOTE (MAUREENMURPHY NEE MCCOMBE @ 11th Aug 2008, 09:20pm) *
hi there imoved to blackhill when i was 14 went to smithycroft school had some good freinds from there ,meet my husband then married ,and had first daughter in 1977. lived in queenslie st then moved to craigendmuir st when married, had some good memories of blackhill, hi to any one who remembers me . maureen


Posted by: neil mclean 22nd Nov 2009, 03:08pm

QUOTE (TJM kid @ 12th Apr 2009, 07:31pm) *
My parent's lived at 11 Craigendmuir St; Tom & Lily McPhail. My dad's parent's lived at 53 Craigendmuir St; John and Bridgit McPhail and my mom's parent's lived at 59 Craigendmuir St., Hugh and Katie Boyle. My mom's sister's family lived at 22 Maryston; Cathy and Jack McLean. My parent's moved to Canada in 1972 but would love to hear from anyone that remembers them.


Posted by: neil mclean 22nd Nov 2009, 03:14pm

QUOTE (TJM kid @ 12th Apr 2009, 07:31pm) *
My parent's lived at 11 Craigendmuir St; Tom & Lily McPhail. My dad's parent's lived at 53 Craigendmuir St; John and Bridgit McPhail and my mom's parent's lived at 59 Craigendmuir St., Hugh and Katie Boyle. My mom's sister's family lived at 22 Maryston; Cathy and Jack McLean. My parent's moved to Canada in 1972 but would love to hear from anyone that remembers them.

hi
my name is neil mclean my granparents were neil & agnes mccrimmon from 59 craigendmuir st, i am mary mccrimmons eldest son, i have a younger brother and a younger sister, i believe my grandmother was a friend of mrs boyle, i remember her speaking highly of her, my mums sisters are betty & jean who sadly passed away at a young age due to illness, mum was pleased to see ur post and sends regards to the family

Posted by: debie 10th Dec 2009, 01:36pm

Come on the auld Blackhill peeeppps!

Posted by: william macphail 26th Dec 2009, 11:09pm

QUOTE (TJM kid @ 12th Apr 2009, 07:31pm) *
My parent's lived at 11 Craigendmuir St; Tom & Lily McPhail. My dad's parent's lived at 53 Craigendmuir St; John and Bridgit McPhail and my mom's parent's lived at 59 Craigendmuir St., Hugh and Katie Boyle. My mom's sister's family lived at 22 Maryston; Cathy and Jack McLean. My parent's moved to Canada in 1972 but would love to hear from anyone that remembers them.


Posted by: william macphail 26th Dec 2009, 11:32pm

QUOTE (TJM kid @ 12th Apr 2009, 07:31pm) *
My parent's lived at 11 Craigendmuir St; Tom & Lily McPhail. My dad's parent's lived at 53 Craigendmuir St; John and Bridgit McPhail and my mom's parent's lived at 59 Craigendmuir St., Hugh and Katie Boyle. My mom's sister's family lived at 22 Maryston; Cathy and Jack McLean. My parent's moved to Canada in 1972 but would love to hear from anyone that remembers them.

hi my name is william macphail i was born at no 8 acrehill st 1943 i believ yourdads perents ounce lived at no 18 acrehill st and later moved to craigendmuir st john and brigit mcphail had two sons the oldest was ronnie who used to play the acordian sorry i cant remember the other sons name 26 12 hope to here from you

Posted by: jean boyle 6th Jan 2010, 10:58pm

QUOTE (TJM kid @ 12th Apr 2009, 07:31pm) *
My parent's lived at 11 Craigendmuir St; Tom & Lily McPhail. My dad's parent's lived at 53 Craigendmuir St; John and Bridgit McPhail and my mom's parent's lived at 59 Craigendmuir St., Hugh and Katie Boyle. My mom's sister's family lived at 22 Maryston; Cathy and Jack McLean. My parent's moved to Canada in 1972 but would love to hear from anyone that remembers them.


My grandparents lived in Craigendmuir St and they were called Hugh and Margaret Boyle (they had a daughter called Katie). They also had family members who lived in Maryston St. Thought that was a coincidence!!! Would love to hear from anyone who remembers them.

Posted by: william macphailco 6th Jan 2010, 11:21pm

[hi my name is william macphail i was born at home 8 acrehill st blackhill in 1943 i lived there untill i got married in 1962 i remember john and briget mcphail who lived at 18 acrehill st and moved to craigendmuir st thay had two sons one was called ronnie aND I THINK THE YOUNGER WAS TOM RONNIE PLAYED THE ACORDION AND SOME TIMES BUSKTED ROUND THE BACK COURTS MY DAS NAME WAS JOHN AND MY MUM WAS LIZZIE I O L I LEFT BLACKHILL IN 1962 AND MOVED TO A CONDEMED BUILDING IN COWCADENNS THAY SAY BLACKHILL WAS BAD THAYSHOULD HAVE COME HERE A SINGLEND HOOSE NAY HOT WATER CLUDGIE OOT IN THE STAIR SHARED BY OTHERS ON THE SAME LANDING GAS LIGHT ON THE CLOSE AND STAIR HAD TO GO TO THE PUBLIC BATHS FOR A WASH AND MY WIFE SADIE HAD TO GO TO THE STEAMIE TODO THE CLOTHES MOVED BACK TO BLACKHILL IN 1965 TO A HOUSE IN CRAIGENDMUIR ST NO 22 AND IT WAS LIKE HAVEN HOT WATER BATHROOM TO OUR SELFS AND LOTS OF FRIENDLY PEOPLE WEE LIVED THERE UNTILL 1968 WHEN MY WIFE AND I AND OUR 3 CHIDREN MOVED TO CUMBERNAULD I TELL MY GRAND CHILDREN STOREIS ABOUT BLACKHILL AND HOW I AM PROUD OF MY UP BRINGING IF THIS WEE STORIE BRINGS SOME MEMORIES PLEASE REPLY HOPE TO HERE FROM YOU BY BY

Posted by: johnm 1st Apr 2010, 08:11am

QUOTE (patricia mcdade @ 20th Aug 2009, 11:07am) *
Hi all I was born in 1973, me and my brothers Frany and JoJo were raised in 25 maryston st. My Dad was John McDade but usually refered to as Daity McDade not Dante Alex McDade people get them mixed up. His brothers and sisters were all raised in 39 craigendmuir st (Mick , Rae, Margret and Cathy Mcdade). My mum nee Lesley Nee Griffin were also raised in Maryston st along with her two sisters Margret and Patsy Griffin. Their mum and Dad were Rab and Winnie Griffin who later moved onto 57 Provanmill Rd and then Gala St Riddrie where I now live in their old house. My mums Grandparents also lived in 25 Maryston st Jimmy Whelan And Isabella Whelan , their kids were Winnie Whelan( my Grandmother) James ,Cathy, Lexi and Jean. My Great Grand mother Isabella was German and I would love too hear from anyone who knew any of my family. Cheers BYT

i lived with my granda in 17 maryston st went to riddrie 1963 my granda was well known his name was johnny morrell and my dad was called peter he worked in the gas works and i dont know if you remember there used to be an old guy called the dummy who used to cut your hair at his house

Posted by: irene murphy 4th May 2010, 05:51am

I did not live in Blackhill but does anyone know a Joe McClafferty from there would be around 68 years olf went to the Dennistoun Palais and Crossmyloof ice rink also knew Tommy McBain who sang with the Jack Anderson band at the palais

Posted by: *Tricia* 8th Jun 2010, 12:57pm

QUOTE (rondo @ 6th Sep 2009, 02:29pm) *
i was brought up in good auld blackhill have many great memories of the place and still came home here after moving away and my daughter was born here my mum was brought up along side her family and for many its a brill place its had its probs over the yrs but no more than many other scheemes i wrote a small book about my mories and have some good pics of the place its not in print something i did for my grankids but to me its speacil and i want them to know how it was wen i was small so il keep looking for memeories to share as the place has a speacil place in my heart


Hello Rondo

My name is Tricia. I was brought up in blackhill from the age of ten. I lived on the top floor flat of 2 Cranhill Street with my mum and dad. Our building ended up being the only one in the street, it was the corner close. My maiden name was Burns my dad was John Burns and my mum was Edith. My dad was brought up in Blackhill with his brothers and sisters on Craigendmuir Street. I had a big cousin Jannie Burns who lived with my uncle Frank and my aunty May.

I never really hung around or went out to play there very mutch as I was very quiet. Blackhill has a very special place in my heart. My mum and dad lived there untill our building was pulled down in 1992. I wish I had more photos of it. I remmember Harry Cambells shop very well and the ice cream van. When I tell people I was brought up there those who have heard of it always look at me with horror in their eyes and say "Oh that must have been very scary..." I tell them "No it was not scary. It was hard in that it was a very poor and gray place to live but most of the people there were good honest folk just trying to get by and I can honestly say I never had any trouble from anyone. nor did my family or anyone who came to visit me there"

Just thought I would say hello


Tricia x


Posted by: TIM Kid 22nd Aug 2010, 09:00pm

QUOTE (TJM Kid @ 8th Sep 2009, 02:20am) *
What year did you live there? My parents moved to Canada in 1972 so they were at 11 Craigendmuir before we moved.

My parents were born in 1945. They were in Blackhill till they moved to Canada in 1972.

Posted by: TJM Kid 22nd Aug 2010, 09:08pm

QUOTE (neil mclean @ 22nd Nov 2009, 04:16pm) *
hi
my name is neil mclean my granparents were neil & agnes mccrimmon from 59 craigendmuir st, i am mary mccrimmons eldest son, i have a younger brother and a younger sister, i believe my grandmother was a friend of mrs boyle, i remember her speaking highly of her, my mums sisters are betty & jean who sadly passed away at a young age due to illness, mum was pleased to see ur post and sends regards to the family


Ijust sent my mom your post. She will be thrilled!my mom's sister Cathy, married jack McLean. Any relation to you? Are you still in Scotland?

Posted by: TJM Kid 22nd Aug 2010, 09:32pm

[quote name='jean boyle' date='7th Jan 2010, 12:00am' post='277666']
My grandparents lived in Craigendmuir St and they were called Hugh and Margaret Boyle (they had a daughter called Katie). They also had family members who lived in Maryston St. Thought that was a coincidence!!! Would love to hear from

This seems like a major coincidence! Here is some family history from my side;

Great Grandparents: ????
Grandparents: Hugh & Katie Boyle
Kids: Ian Firth, Hugh Boyle, Cathy McLean, Danny Boyle (died young), Wilhelmina (Lily) McPhail (my mom).

My Aunt Cathy & Uncle Jack McLean were on Maryston. 4 kids: Kathleen, John, Caroline &Angie.
my Uncle Ian & Aunt Margret had 3 kids: Elaine, Ian & Brian
I did not know my Uncle Hugh. I think his wife's name was Cathy or maybe Margret.

Do u recognize any of these names?

Posted by: TJM Kid 22nd Aug 2010, 09:40pm

QUOTE (william macphail @ 27th Dec 2009, 12:34am) *

hi my name is william macphail i was born at no 8 acrehill st 1943 i believ yourdads perents ounce lived at no 18 acrehill st and later moved to craigendmuir st john and brigit mcphail had two sons the oldest was ronnie who used to play the acordian sorry i cant remember the other sons name 26 12 hope to here from you

The other son you are referring to is my dad! Tom McPhail. there was 3 sister's too ; Mary, Jean & Jan. Sorry for taking so long to respond but I forgot all about this site. You can email me directly at ltherk@rogers.com . My dad will be thrilled to hear this! My parents have been in Canada since 1972. They are retired now and have not been back to Scotland for years.

Posted by: TJM Kid 22nd Aug 2010, 10:02pm

QUOTE (william macphailco @ 7th Jan 2010, 12:23am) *
[hi my name is william macphail i was born at home 8 acrehill st blackhill in 1943 i lived there untill i got married in 1962 i remember john and briget mcphail who lived at 18 acrehill st and moved to craigendmuir st thay had two sons one was called ronnie aND I THINK THE YOUNGER WAS TOM RONNIE PLAYED THE ACORDION AND SOME TIMES BUSKTED ROUND THE BACK COURTS MY DAS NAME WAS JOHN AND MY MUM WAS LIZZIE I O L I LEFT BLACKHILL IN 1962 AND MOVED TO A CONDEMED BUILDING IN COWCADENNS THAY SAY BLACKHILL WAS BAD THAYSHOULD HAVE COME HERE A SINGLEND HOOSE NAY HOT WATER CLUDGIE OOT IN THE STAIR SHARED BY OTHERS ON THE SAME LANDING GAS LIGHT ON THE CLOSE AND STAIR HAD TO GO TO THE PUBLIC BATHS FOR A WASH AND MY WIFE SADIE HAD TO GO TO THE STEAMIE TODO THE CLOTHES MOVED BACK TO BLACKHILL IN 1965 TO A HOUSE IN CRAIGENDMUIR ST NO 22 AND IT WAS LIKE HAVEN HOT WATER BATHROOM TO OUR SELFS AND LOTS OF FRIENDLY PEOPLE WEE LIVED THERE UNTILL 1968 WHEN MY WIFE AND I AND OUR 3 CHIDREN MOVED TO CUMBERNAULD I TELL MY GRAND CHILDREN STOREIS ABOUT BLACKHILL AND HOW I AM PROUD OF MY UP BRINGING IF THIS WEE STORIE BRINGS SOME MEMORIES PLEASE REPLY HOPE TO HERE FROM YOU BY BY

Bridget & John were my grandparents. Both have died. Bridget moved to Canada after John died. Ronnie is still in Scotland. Not sure where though. Tom is my dad. He was born in 1945. He has lived in Canada since 1972. Retired for the last 4 or 5 years. My mom's parents were on Craigendmuir; Hugh & Katie Boyle. Both have also passed. My parents lived on Craigendmuir before they moved to Canada. I was born when they lived on Craigendmuir. Me in 1968 & my sister in 1969. My dad had three older sister's; Jan, Jean & Mary. Mary stayed in Scotland, marrying Jimmy Gray. She has passed. jan moved to Canada before we did. She was married to Alex McCready. She has passed too. Jean also moved to Canada before we did. She was married to Charles Marshall but he has passed too.

Posted by: Lily Mc Phail 29th Aug 2010, 03:04pm

QUOTE (neil mclean @ 22nd Nov 2009, 04:16pm) *
hi
my name is neil mclean my granparents were neil & agnes mccrimmon from 59 craigendmuir st, i am mary mccrimmons eldest son, i have a younger brother and a younger sister, i believe my grandmother was a friend of mrs boyle, i remember her speaking highly of her, my mums sisters are betty & jean who sadly passed away at a young age due to illness, mum was pleased to see ur post and sends regards to the family

Hi it was nice to see your post my daughter forward it to me I remember your Mum well also Betty & Jean, your grandmother was good friends with my Mum. Give my regards to your Mom

Posted by: Tom Mc Phail 29th Aug 2010, 03:19pm

QUOTE (william macphail @ 27th Dec 2009, 12:34am) *

hi my name is william macphail i was born at no 8 acrehill st 1943 i believ yourdads perents ounce lived at no 18 acrehill st and later moved to craigendmuir st john and brigit mcphail had two sons the oldest was ronnie who used to play the acordian sorry i cant remember the other sons name 26 12 hope to here from you

Hi I dont remember to much about when we lived in Acrehill st I was born in 1945, I came to Canada in 72, I retired 5 year ago do a little part time job in a veterans club just to keep busy. I dont know if you remember the Bowere's that lived in Craigendmuir st would like to hear from them.

Posted by: TJM kid 9th Oct 2010, 08:22pm

QUOTE (TJM Kid @ 22nd Aug 2010, 10:04pm) *
Ijust sent my mom your post. She will be thrilled!my mom's sister Cathy, married jack McLean. Any relation to you? Are you still in Scotland?

My parents remember your grandparents. Does your mom have a sister Jean? I think Jean used to be friendly with my dad's brother Ronnie. I think Jean has a daughter about my age. My parents would love to hear from you.

Posted by: Guest 9th Oct 2010, 08:31pm

QUOTE (johnm @ 1st Apr 2010, 09:07am) *
i lived with my granda in 17 maryston st went to riddrie 1963 my granda was well known his name was johnny morrell and my dad was called peter he worked in the gas works and i dont know if you remember there used to be an old guy called the dummy who used to cut your hair at his house

My parents remember Paddy the dummy. Not eXactly a politically correct name these days considering he was deaf and dumb. He used to cut my grandpa's hair. My dadsaidthere was a Paddy the bleach man who used to sell bleach from his horse and carriage. He also remembers the dirty dozen. A group called the Lindsays.

Posted by: Podutly Maddock 9th Oct 2010, 08:42pm

QUOTE (orange peel @ 21st Oct 2009, 02:45pm) *
my maw & da were brought up in blackhill , they met in "the provy" the night celtic won the european cup, my ma is a mccrimmon from 59 craigendmuir street & my da was a mclean from 14 queenslie st, my granda was neily mccrimmon the hawker if anyone can tell me any stories about him that would be great. i still live in blackhill with my wife & wean. go here 4 old blackhill tales http://www.stephaniepiro.com/fc290.htm

My mom & dad remember your grandpa. They said he liked to drink, just like my grandpa!

Posted by: TJM kid 10th Oct 2010, 04:21pm

QUOTE (neil mclean @ 22nd Nov 2009, 04:10pm) *
hi
my name is neil mclean my granparents were neil & agnes mccrimmon from 59 craigendmuir st, i am mary mccrimmons eldest son, i have a younger brother and a younger sister, i believe my grandmother was a friend of mrs boyle, i remember her speaking highly of her, my mums sisters are betty & jean who sadly passed away at a young age due to illness, mum was pleased to see ur post and sends regards to the family

Are you still in Scotland? My parents remember your mom and her sisters. They were sorry to hear about Jean and Agnes. My mom lost her sister Cathy about 10 years ago at a young age too. Her brothers Ian and Hughie are still in Scotland but she does not keep in touch with them. Did your mom's sisters have kids? My parents think Jean had a girl that is ages with me. Thanks for your response.

Posted by: lizzie carlin 19th Oct 2010, 01:41pm

QUOTE (Guest @ 6th Jan 2009, 11:22am) *
hi all
i lived in blackhill all my young days ,went to primary and secondary school there,which was riddrie primry and smithycroft sec,wasnt it jus the best lol, we were a family of 7 lived in drumpellier st ,go ha aguess who i am ........

my name is lizzie carlin we were a family who liven in queenslie st my big brothers name is chris carlin known as podgie bak then an my sisters annmaire jean and mary we went to the meana primary an st rochs we moved to maryston st and then england

Posted by: robbieerin 20th Oct 2010, 06:47pm

hi william i to was born and bred in blackhill i was born at 17.craigendmuir st.dont know if you new me my name is johnny miller i have a brother eddie who died 3years ago i also had 3 sisters named lavina rose mary sadly our rose died 15 years ago .i also live in cumbernauld.hope to hear from you soon william







my email address is johnmiller1947@hotmail.co.uk

Posted by: annie ritchie 26th Oct 2010, 03:40pm

QUOTE (michelle mclean @ 15th Nov 2009, 06:57pm) *
i know you well do you remember me hahaha its michelle how are you honey


Posted by: annie ritchie 26th Oct 2010, 03:48pm

QUOTE (michelle mclean @ 15th Nov 2009, 06:57pm) *
i know you well do you remember me hahaha its michelle how are you honey

hi trish long time i livid in the same street and the same number we where up the top and ur mum and dad where in the middle hope u remember me wee called each other cousin , even wen you moved i still come to vist how is your mum and dad and fran and jo jo i have been trying to find you all on facebook xx

Posted by: lizzie carlin 3rd Nov 2010, 11:14pm

QUOTE (GG @ 28th May 2009, 09:25pm) *
Posted by http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/Mikael726-m6973.htmlvia the report button bu mistake:

Hi my name is lizzie carlin brought up in qeenslie st i am the daughtre of chris carlin one of the twins born at home with his sister there mum my granny was called kitty carlin an had a lot of children

Posted by: thomas chawner 8th Nov 2010, 02:56pm

QUOTE (MAUREENMURPHY NEE MCCOMBE @ 11th Aug 2008, 09:08pm) *
hi there imoved to blackhill when i was 14 went to smithycroft school had some good freinds from there ,meet my husband then married ,and had first daughter in 1977. lived in queenslie st then moved to craigendmuir st when married, had some good memories of blackhill, hi to any one who remembers me . maureen

hi i lived in blackhill for 13 years i lived in queenslie st with my mum christine chawner carlin and my dad thomas chawner what a great place i have 2 brothers andy and martin and 2 sisters tina and andrea does any one remember me

Posted by: robbieerin 8th Nov 2010, 06:55pm

QUOTE (rondo @ 6th Sep 2009, 01:16pm) *
just add my family were brought up in marystone st my dad was joe my mum veronica nee johnstone my granny johnstone stay4ed in drumpleir st and moodisburn st she and my granda were one of the first families to move to blackhill as they came fae garngade they had a big family frank helen eddie joe mary magaret treasa pat william peter my dad family hailed fae parkheid and they were grahams they also had a big family my brother was born in 30 marystone st and my anntie helen stayed in the same close as my anntie mags mccabe my granda francie johnstones sisters were both in marystone st as well both married to mcwans they were annie and margeret my dads mum my granny was masie graham and lived in creigendmuir st with my anntie masie a few cloes along her name was caruthers my unk hugh lived in criggy with my granny till he died his sons billy and hugh both stayed in ackerhill st my first hoose in blackhill was criggy to and i married and divorced a blackhill boy called hunter my granny johnstone has a memorial tree on the royston rd dedcated to her nancy was her name and she along with my jamesion mrs viegtch and mrs gorden were all on the community council for many yrs my granny did the penisoners lunch club wen it was a hut in spare ground and helepd get the comm centre built sadly not there noo, if anyone remembers any of the ones iv mention get in touch it will be good to here about them in their early days


Posted by: murphy 14th Nov 2010, 06:21am

Did anyone know a Joseph MCllafferty from Blackhill he would be between 60 and 65 worked for the railway at Springburn station went to the Palais and Crossmyloof. Drove a Vespa Irene Murphy Ruthven, I am from Tollcross and live in the U>S.

Posted by: magsos 14th Nov 2010, 08:19am

hi robbieerin..did your sister rose go to st rochs,and did she work in the newsagency of margaret tennants in broomton road balornock..if so.i was friendly with rose.i`m sorry to hear she has passed away.

Posted by: martynh 4th Jan 2011, 08:07pm

QUOTE (floydian @ 13th Aug 2008, 01:40am) *
I lived in Blackhill when i was a young boy about 4yrs old then moved to a place called twechar my mum and dad lived in blackhill for many years the family nams('s) are hanlon and mooney we lived in craigend muir street number 9 i remember only one family from there their name was agnes and john trimble they where good family friends agnes is my godmother but not seen any of the family for yrs dont know if they are still living or not but anyway thats it.


Hi,
i just came across your post and was wondering who you are, because what you are saying this is my family name (Hanlon) my mum married Pat Mooney by what i can remember we lived in craigend muir street. i know my nan and grandad lived there mary and Eddie.

Do you think we are taling about the same people.?


Posted by: guest 4 16th Jan 2011, 02:26am

hi wonder if anyone minds of lizzie dickson ?

Posted by: Guestmaureen murph 18th Feb 2011, 06:15pm

QUOTE (william macphailco @ 6th Jan 2010, 10:44pm) *
[hi my name is william macphail i was born at home 8 acrehill st blackhill in 1943 i lived there untill i got married in 1962 i remember john and briget mcphail who lived at 18 acrehill st and moved to craigendmuir st thay had two sons one was called ronnie aND I THINK THE YOUNGER WAS TOM RONNIE PLAYED THE ACORDION AND SOME TIMES BUSKTED ROUND THE BACK COURTS MY DAS NAME WAS JOHN AND MY MUM WAS LIZZIE I O L I LEFT BLACKHILL IN 1962 AND MOVED TO A CONDEMED BUILDING IN COWCADENNS THAY SAY BLACKHILL WAS BAD THAYSHOULD HAVE COME HERE A SINGLEND HOOSE NAY HOT WATER CLUDGIE OOT IN THE STAIR SHARED BY OTHERS ON THE SAME LANDING GAS LIGHT ON THE CLOSE AND STAIR HAD TO GO TO THE PUBLIC BATHS FOR A WASH AND MY WIFE SADIE HAD TO GO TO THE STEAMIE TODO THE CLOTHES MOVED BACK TO BLACKHILL IN 1965 TO A HOUSE IN CRAIGENDMUIR ST NO 22 AND IT WAS LIKE HAVEN HOT WATER BATHROOM TO OUR SELFS AND LOTS OF FRIENDLY PEOPLE WEE LIVED THERE UNTILL 1968 WHEN MY WIFE AND I AND OUR 3 CHIDREN MOVED TO CUMBERNAULD I TELL MY GRAND CHILDREN STOREIS ABOUT BLACKHILL AND HOW I AM PROUD OF MY UP BRINGING IF THIS WEE STORIE BRINGS SOME MEMORIES PLEASE REPLY HOPE TO HERE FROM YOU BY BY

hi there just haveing a wee read through here and would just like to say i lived in no 22 as well but not till a lot later lol 1976 i lived there maureen

Posted by: tommy short 28th Mar 2011, 01:07pm

i came from blackhill used to live in hogganfield st then moved to frankfield st i was at the roch school with big joe mclafferty he was in same class as me .also knew winnie whelan and her family and most of the others who are subscribing the guide my nickname was(shorty)

Posted by: joseph greig 3rd Jul 2011, 11:41pm

i am mr joseph greig who also was brought up in blackhill 76 frankfield st i also had good times and good memories of the auld blackhill wen i was a young boy me and my friends used to go to the swimming in smithycroft school and after that we used to go to the golfers rest cafe at the top of the rd for ice cream and juice me and my friends used to go to the huggy for a game of pitch and putt and also have fun on the boats this is some of the things we used to do we had great times.some of my friends wer the grugens,the kerrs,the rosses,the grahams,the murphys, and the smiths.most night we used to go down to the canal bank the bottom of acrehill st wer we played on the tarzan swing and andy oswald was the king of the swing who also stayed in hogganfield st blackhill,i wouldnt change all this for anything in the world.i have had great times and good memories nobody can take the memories away from us. i would like to tell u that mr jaimeson was a good friend of mine,i worked with him in old saints school in frankfield st and helped to do some work for him wen he was on the housing commity, i also worked in a group called the six circle for disability kids with elsa gordon, janey smith and nelly veigch,the also worked for a better blackhill and decent houses for a new community for the people of blackhill who had hard times but got ther in the end those wer the good auld days that will never be forgotten in my time. god bless and good luck to any body that knows me i would like to hear ther stories about the auld and new blackhill thank you bye xx.

Posted by: tarzan 29th Jul 2011, 08:57am

QUOTE (Guest @ 9th Oct 2010, 10:17pm) *
My parents remember Paddy the dummy. Not eXactly a politically correct name these days considering he was deaf and dumb. He used to cut my grandpa's hair. My dadsaidthere was a Paddy the bleach man who used to sell bleach from his horse and carriage. He also remembers the dirty dozen. A group called the Lindsays.


And he didnae mention Paddy the Bleachman was a midget?
He didnae have a horse and carriage (!!!cart?) he had a wee barra, made of wooden cases, that he used to push all round the place.

Not nice, calling people "the dirty dozen".
They were no worse than many in the scheme.

Posted by: jojax64 29th Jul 2011, 12:08pm

I lived across the road in Provanmill. I remember playing beside the old canal in Blackhill. There were big water towers in a few back gardens, which acted like magnets to us weans.
We sometimes got caught climbing up them, and I once got clattered on the erchie by an auld wumman, she hit me with a frying pan. Lol. laugh.gif

Posted by: Emily Young - nee 12th Aug 2011, 05:38pm

QUOTE (TJM kid @ 12th Apr 2009, 08:19pm) *
My parent's lived at 11 Craigendmuir St; Tom & Lily McPhail. My dad's parent's lived at 53 Craigendmuir St; John and Bridgit McPhail and my mom's parent's lived at 59 Craigendmuir St., Hugh and Katie Boyle. My mom's sister's family lived at 22 Maryston; Cathy and Jack McLean. My parent's moved to Canada in 1972 but would love to hear from anyone that remembers them.

Reply - I remember when your Grandfather.Grandmother lived in Bright St in the Garngad. I was pals with your Aunt Cathy around that time - I also knew Jack McLean - whom your Aunt Cathy married - we had some great times growing up and playing in Garngad and Blackhill. Your Aunt Cathy was a good very good lady - I now live in the USA these past 48 years. I was home a couple of years ago and loved it.I also knew Lily - your mother - I bet she would remember me. Emily Rigley - now Emily Young. I was sorry to hear when I was home that Cathy died. By the way , your grandparents were very kind to me. I hope your get this note

Posted by: tommy short 20th Nov 2011, 08:28pm

QUOTE (irene murphy @ 4th May 2010, 05:10am) *
I did not live in Blackhill but does anyone know a Joe McClafferty from there would be around 68 years olf went to the Dennistoun Palais and Crossmyloof ice rink also knew Tommy McBain who sang with the Jack Anderson band at the palais


Posted by: tommy short 20th Nov 2011, 08:33pm

QUOTE (irene murphy @ 4th May 2010, 05:10am) *
I did not live in Blackhill but does anyone know a Joe McClafferty from there would be around 68 years olf went to the Dennistoun Palais and Crossmyloof ice rink also knew Tommy McBain who sang with the Jack Anderson band at the palais

I KNEW BIG JOE MCLAFFERTY HE WAS IN SAME CLASS AS ME AT ST ROCHS ,WENT TO WORK AT ST ROLLOX RUNNING SHEDS,HE WAS ABOUT 6 FEET AT SCHOOL GREAT LAD

Posted by: TOMMY SHORT 20th Nov 2011, 08:39pm

QUOTE (tarzan @ 29th Jul 2011, 08:16am) *
And he didnae mention Paddy the Bleachman was a midget?
He didnae have a horse and carriage (!!!cart?) he had a wee barra, made of wooden cases, that he used to push all round the place.

Not nice, calling people "the dirty dozen".
They were no worse than many in the scheme.

PADDY THE BLEACHMAN DID HAVE A HORSE AND CART HE LIVED NEXT DOOR TO THE WRIGLEYS HIS GRANNIES NAME WAS WARD,HE LIVED IN 44 HOGGANFIELD STREET

Posted by: teashy 15th Jan 2012, 03:10am

QUOTE (lizzie carlin @ 19th Oct 2010, 12:57pm) *
my name is lizzie carlin we were a family who liven in queenslie st my big brothers name is chris carlin known as podgie bak then an my sisters annmaire jean and mary we went to the meana primary an st rochs we moved to maryston st and then england

hi i knew podgie well tell him i says hi xx

Posted by: teashy 15th Jan 2012, 03:15am

QUOTE (*Tricia* @ 8th Jun 2010, 12:13pm) *
Hello Rondo

My name is Tricia. I was brought up in blackhill from the age of ten. I lived on the top floor flat of 2 Cranhill Street with my mum and dad. Our building ended up being the only one in the street, it was the corner close. My maiden name was Burns my dad was John Burns and my mum was Edith. My dad was brought up in Blackhill with his brothers and sisters on Craigendmuir Street. I had a big cousin Jannie Burns who lived with my uncle Frank and my aunty May.

I never really hung around or went out to play there very mutch as I was very quiet. Blackhill has a very special place in my heart. My mum and dad lived there untill our building was pulled down in 1992. I wish I had more photos of it. I remmember Harry Cambells shop very well and the ice cream van. When I tell people I was brought up there those who have heard of it always look at me with horror in their eyes and say "Oh that must have been very scary..." I tell them "No it was not scary. It was hard in that it was a very poor and gray place to live but most of the people there were good honest folk just trying to get by and I can honestly say I never had any trouble from anyone. nor did my family or anyone who came to visit me there"

Just thought I would say hello

hi tricia i lived in 3 cranhill st in the middle house my mum was the irish woman annie deegan i still live in blackhill but its a totally different place you canny beat the auld blackhill xxxx

Tricia x


Posted by: teashy 15th Jan 2012, 03:20am

hi ive lived in blackhill most of my life i came to blackhill in 1969 and im still here it was a great place to stay but not so much now i loved the way people always helped each other out i canny for the life of me understand WHY it had such a bad name with so many great people staying in the area i loved blackhill back in day i would love to know what happened to a very good pal of mine they stayed in drumpellier street there second name was charles if any1 knows were they are could you please let them know i would love to see them again loads a love to all the old blackhill people xxxxx

Posted by: nancy brockett 29th Apr 2012, 12:53pm

QUOTE (rondo @ 6th Sep 2009, 01:35pm) *
just add my family were brought up in marystone st my dad was joe my mum veronica nee johnstone my granny johnstone stay4ed in drumpleir st and moodisburn st she and my granda were one of the first families to move to blackhill as they came fae garngade they had a big family frank helen eddie joe mary magaret treasa pat william peter my dad family hailed fae parkheid and they were grahams they also had a big family my brother was born in 30 marystone st and my anntie helen stayed in the same close as my anntie mags mccabe my granda francie johnstones sisters were both in marystone st as well both married to mcwans they were annie and margeret my dads mum my granny was masie graham and lived in creigendmuir st with my anntie masie a few cloes along her name was caruthers my unk hugh lived in criggy with my granny till he died his sons billy and hugh both stayed in ackerhill st my first hoose in blackhill was criggy to and i married and divorced a blackhill boy called hunter my granny johnstone has a memorial tree on the royston rd dedcated to her nancy was her name and she along with my jamesion mrs viegtch and mrs gorden were all on the community council for many yrs my granny did the penisoners lunch club wen it was a hut in spare ground and helepd get the comm centre built sadly not there noo, if anyone remembers any of the ones iv mention get in touch it will be good to here about them in their early days


Posted by: nancy brockett 29th Apr 2012, 12:58pm

hi rondo
i stayed in 30 maryston st with my mum and dad and two brothers james, and robert and my sisters janet and sandra our name was brockett i think we stayed nxt door to ur mum and dad we had the taube's above us and then the craneys above them

Posted by: Guest 30th Apr 2012, 12:49pm

QUOTE (TOMMY SHORT @ 20th Nov 2011, 08:44pm) *
PADDY THE BLEACHMAN DID HAVE A HORSE AND CART HE LIVED NEXT DOOR TO THE WRIGLEYS HIS GRANNIES NAME WAS WARD,HE LIVED IN 44 HOGGANFIELD STREET


Posted by: rhonda keys 8th May 2012, 05:16pm

QUOTE (teashy @ 15th Jan 2012, 02:59am) *
hi i knew podgie well tell him i says hi xx

Hi there are you the carlins that lived in 18 Queenslie street. We were the Taylors who lived above you on the top floor. There was Peter Rhonda Shirley Angela and Pamela. You lived next door to Mick Henaghan There is a brilliant website called Blackhill memories if you want me to log you in to it. email me rhonda_keys@hotmail.com

Posted by: TMJ kid 8th May 2012, 06:45pm

QUOTE (neil mclean @ 22nd Nov 2009, 03:12pm) *
hi
my name is neil mclean my granparents were neil & agnes mccrimmon from 59 craigendmuir st, i am mary mccrimmons eldest son, i have a younger brother and a younger sister, i believe my grandmother was a friend of mrs boyle, i remember her speaking highly of her, my mums sisters are betty & jean who sadly passed away at a young age due to illness, mum was pleased to see ur post and sends regards to the family


Posted by: TMJ kid 8th May 2012, 06:46pm

Neil

I hope you get this message. Please send me an email at linda.therkildsen@gmail.com. I would like to find out if your Aunt Jean had a daughter.

QUOTE (neil mclean @ 22nd Nov 2009, 03:12pm) *
hi
my name is neil mclean my granparents were neil & agnes mccrimmon from 59 craigendmuir st, i am mary mccrimmons eldest son, i have a younger brother and a younger sister, i believe my grandmother was a friend of mrs boyle, i remember her speaking highly of her, my mums sisters are betty & jean who sadly passed away at a young age due to illness, mum was pleased to see ur post and sends regards to the family


Posted by: TMJkid 8th May 2012, 06:51pm

Hi! I don't get on this site very much but I was thrilled to see your response. I sent the message on to my mom and on to my Aunt Cathy's eldest daughter, Kathleen, who also lives in the USA. I hope you come on this board more than I do. You can email me directly at linda.therkildsen@gmail.com.

QUOTE (Emily Young - nee @ 12th Aug 2011, 05:36pm) *
Reply - I remember when your Grandfather.Grandmother lived in Bright St in the Garngad. I was pals with your Aunt Cathy around that time - I also knew Jack McLean - whom your Aunt Cathy married - we had some great times growing up and playing in Garngad and Blackhill. Your Aunt Cathy was a good very good lady - I now live in the USA these past 48 years. I was home a couple of years ago and loved it.I also knew Lily - your mother - I bet she would remember me. Emily Rigley - now Emily Young. I was sorry to hear when I was home that Cathy died. By the way , your grandparents were very kind to me. I hope your get this note


Posted by: Graham Tarburn 8th May 2012, 07:45pm

I remember old mr n mrs Boyle. They stayed next door to my granny n granda Agnes n Neil McCrimmon in 59 Craigendmuir street. I remember wen I was young boy I used to go to the shop for them sumtimes. They wer a nice old couple. you may know ma mum, Betty Tarburn (McCrimmon).

Posted by: Graham Tarburn 8th May 2012, 08:15pm

Hi, I remember ur mums parents, old mr n mrs Boyle. They stayed next door to my granny n granda, Agnes n Neil McCrimmon in 59 Craigendmuir street. I remember I used to go to the shops sumtimes for mrs Boyle. They wer a nice old couple,n old mr Boyle was always joking with us. Your mum may know my mum, Betty Tarburn,(McCrimmon).

Posted by: TMJ kids 9th May 2012, 02:46am

My mom did know your grandparents and your mom and your aunt Mary. She found Neil Mclean on facebook but there was no option to send him a message. She is very sorry about your aunt, Neil's mom. My parents are in Canada and have been there since 1972.

QUOTE (Graham Tarburn @ 8th May 2012, 08:13pm) *
Hi, I remember ur mums parents, old mr n mrs Boyle. They stayed next door to my granny n granda, Agnes n Neil McCrimmon in 59 Craigendmuir street. I remember I used to go to the shops sumtimes for mrs Boyle. They wer a nice old couple,n old mr Boyle was always joking with us. Your mum may know my mum, Betty Tarburn,(McCrimmon).


Posted by: katemclean 9th May 2012, 04:02am

QUOTE (Emily Young - nee @ 12th Aug 2011, 05:36pm) *
Reply - I remember when your Grandfather.Grandmother lived in Bright St in the Garngad. I was pals with your Aunt Cathy around that time - I also knew Jack McLean - whom your Aunt Cathy married - we had some great times growing up and playing in Garngad and Blackhill. Your Aunt Cathy was a good very good lady - I now live in the USA these past 48 years. I was home a couple of years ago and loved it.I also knew Lily - your mother - I bet she would remember me. Emily Rigley - now Emily Young. I was sorry to hear when I was home that Cathy died. By the way , your grandparents were very kind to me. I hope your get this note


Posted by: thomas chawner 21st May 2012, 12:06pm

QUOTE (rhonda keys @ 8th May 2012, 05:14pm) *
Hi there are you the carlins that lived in 18 Queenslie street. We were the Taylors who lived above you on the top floor. There was Peter Rhonda Shirley Angela and Pamela. You lived next door to Mick Henaghan There is a brilliant website called Blackhill memories if you want me to log you in to it. email me rhonda_keys@hotmail.com

hi rhonda my name is thomas chawner i am cousins to podgie carlin my email address is thomas.chawner@hotmail.co.uk how are you im living essex now got 5 kids

Posted by: Graham T 4th Jun 2012, 09:29pm

QUOTE (TJM kid @ 10th Oct 2010, 05:36pm) *
Are you still in Scotland? My parents remember your mom and her sisters. They were sorry to hear about Jean and Agnes. My mom lost her sister Cathy about 10 years ago at a young age too. Her brothers Ian and Hughie are still in Scotland but she does not keep in touch with them. Did your mom's sisters have kids? My parents think Jean had a girl that is ages with me. Thanks for your response.

Hi, Im Graham Tarburn, am 1 of Betty McCrimmons boys. yes my aunty Jean had girl Jaqueline who is roughly about 50 or sumfin just now. We all still live in Blackhill just now,(well Provanmill). we are still a close family. I always remember your granny n granda (old mr n mrs Boyle who stayed next door to my mums mum,my wee nana n granda Agnes n Neil McCrimmon. I always remember I used to stay with my nana n I used to go to the shop for old mr Boyle sometimes, and he was always a pleasant old man. I was tellin my mum about this site and she told me to ask you to tell your mum she was askin for her and she hopes everythings goin good for her.

Posted by: anna mclaughlin 5th Aug 2012, 05:19pm

QUOTE (teashy @ 15th Jan 2012, 04:25am) *
hi i knew podgie well tell him i says hi xx


Posted by: anna mclaughlin 5th Aug 2012, 05:24pm

QUOTE (teashy @ 15th Jan 2012, 04:25am) *
hi i knew podgie well tell him i says hi xx

hi, im anna mclaughlin and i lived at 16 queenslie street.
i used to play with barbara carland but knew all her family. also knew the conroys, rosemary and cathleen.

Posted by: helenmac 5th Aug 2012, 07:05pm

QUOTE (rondo @ 6th Sep 2009, 02:45pm) *
just add my family were brought up in marystone st my dad was joe my mum veronica nee johnstone my granny johnstone stay4ed in drumpleir st and moodisburn st she and my granda were one of the first families to move to blackhill as they came fae garngade they had a big family frank helen eddie joe mary magaret treasa pat william peter my dad family hailed fae parkheid and they were grahams they also had a big family my brother was born in 30 marystone st and my anntie helen stayed in the same close as my anntie mags mccabe my granda francie johnstones sisters were both in marystone st as well both married to mcwans they were annie and margeret my dads mum my granny was masie graham and lived in creigendmuir st with my anntie masie a few cloes along her name was caruthers my unk hugh lived in criggy with my granny till he died his sons billy and hugh both stayed in ackerhill st my first hoose in blackhill was criggy to and i married and divorced a blackhill boy called hunter my granny johnstone has a memorial tree on the royston rd dedcated to her nancy was her name and she along with my jamesion mrs viegtch and mrs gorden were all on the community council for many yrs my granny did the penisoners lunch club wen it was a hut in spare ground and helepd get the comm centre built sadly not there noo, if anyone remembers any of the ones iv mention get in touch it will be good to here about them in their early days

Hi
My mum was francie 's sister Annie and she married john mc keown , your mum is my cousin and my name is Helen mc Keown . Tell your mum I'm asking for her xx

Posted by: rondo 5th Aug 2012, 07:35pm

QUOTE (helenmac @ 5th Aug 2012, 09:20pm) *
Hi
My mum was francie 's sister Annie and she married john mc keown , your mum is my cousin and my name is Helen mc Keown . Tell your mum I'm asking for her xx


hi Helen iv been looking for you all on Facebook found Mary is it on there the BLACKHILL site my mum is on Facebook to her second name is muirhead i live in BLACKHILL and remember very fondly auntie Annie and Auntie Margaret and Helen etc was wondering wot happened to the other members of granda fam as we haven't seen any of u for many yrs my mum stays in Dumfries now and has dun for a long time its lovely to here from you and i hope life's being good to you was wondering were Gary is and and were u all ended up we lost unk frank 2yrs ago and unk Joe 3 and young Ellen Evans last yr so b nice to know ur all doing well i still visit auntie Annie grave from time to time as my daughter is also in riddrie not far from my granny granda always in my heart keep in touch god bless <3

Posted by: Anne McLaghlin 16th Aug 2012, 03:48pm

Hi. All I lived at 16 queens street up above the conroys rose mary and cathaline we all played one another barbs ina I knew all the family well would like to know what's become of them and where they all are now had some good times with kitty carlin singing in her house

Posted by: Eddie Conner 3rd Sep 2012, 05:53am

The auld Blackhill days, reading through the posts I recognise a few of the Names, I would have started in st philomenas primary in 1967 I think. I remember Paddy the Bleach man with his wee barra even that was too big for him, He got killed by a big Jeep in the path behind the shops next too the Provanmill inn, Think that was Royston Rd. We stayed on Moodiesburn Street 22, I am surprised noone has mentioned Auld McEwan the hoose bookie, Or wee Aggie that hung oot the wan up windae and ran a shoap fae hur hoose at night selling wee bags of sugar ,tea, slices of bread etc. Spent a lot of time Playing in St Kenneths School on Frankfield street,Doon the Canal, But the best days ever were playing on the boats up the hoggandfield loch then nipping across tae the Rubarb Fields tae steal some rubarb on the way home.

Posted by: Linda Therkildsen 1st Nov 2012, 12:16am

QUOTE (Graham T @ 4th Jun 2012, 09:46pm) *
Hi, Im Graham Tarburn, am 1 of Betty McCrimmons boys. yes my aunty Jean had girl Jaqueline who is roughly about 50 or sumfin just now. We all still live in Blackhill just now,(well Provanmill). we are still a close family. I always remember your granny n granda (old mr n mrs Boyle who stayed next door to my mums mum,my wee nana n granda Agnes n Neil McCrimmon. I always remember I used to stay with my nana n I used to go to the shop for old mr Boyle sometimes, and he was always a pleasant old man. I was tellin my mum about this site and she told me to ask you to tell your mum she was askin for her and she hopes everythings goin good for her.

My mom says hello. My mom and dad are retired. My dad was back in Scotland a few years ago. He has a brother there. A few of my cousins on my mom's side still live there too; Caroline little. (McLean). My mom must be wrong about Jean's daughter bcus she thought she was ages with me and i'm 44. What is Jacqueline's dads name? Nice to hear stories about my granda since I didn't get to see him much after we moved to Canada as he wouldn't fly. My granny used to vist. Glad to hear your family is still close.

Posted by: Guest 1st Nov 2012, 12:21am

Hi Kate. Yes my aunt Cathy was a great lady who died way too young. My uncle jack is still in Scotland. I will tell my mom about ur post. Her and my dad are retired and spend their winters in Florida and the rest of the year in Canada.

Posted by: *kelly* 21st Mar 2013, 09:15pm

QUOTE (Guest @ 9th Oct 2010, 08:48pm) *
My parents remember Paddy the dummy. Not eXactly a politically correct name these days considering he was deaf and dumb. He used to cut my grandpa's hair. My dadsaidthere was a Paddy the bleach man who used to sell bleach from his horse and carriage. He also remembers the dirty dozen. A group called the Lindsays.


Posted by: tarzan 9th Apr 2013, 10:04am

QUOTE (TOMMY SHORT @ 20th Nov 2011, 09:56pm) *
PADDY THE BLEACHMAN DID HAVE A HORSE AND CART HE LIVED NEXT DOOR TO THE WRIGLEYS HIS GRANNIES NAME WAS WARD,HE LIVED IN 44 HOGGANFIELD STREET


sorry for the late reply. biggrin.gif
Definitely a barra, he was too wee to drive a horse and cart.
He used to live in an old house that stood on the Cumbernauld Rd on the opposite side to the tearooms before you got to the Golfer's Rest.

By "Wrigley" do you mean the "Ridleys"? 3 brothers and a sister living one up I think, the oldest brother was in a group.
Certainly do not remember a midget ever living up that close.

Posted by: tarzan 9th Apr 2013, 10:29am

QUOTE (Eddie Conner @ 3rd Sep 2012, 07:10am) *
The auld Blackhill days, reading through the posts I recognise a few of the Names, I would have started in st philomenas primary in 1967 I think. I remember Paddy the Bleach man with his wee barra even that was too big for him, He got killed by a big Jeep in the path behind the shops next too the Provanmill inn, Think that was Royston Rd. We stayed on Moodiesburn Street 22, I am surprised noone has mentioned Auld McEwan the hoose bookie, Or wee Aggie that hung oot the wan up windae and ran a shoap fae hur hoose at night selling wee bags of sugar ,tea, slices of bread etc. Spent a lot of time Playing in St Kenneths School on Frankfield street,Doon the Canal, But the best days ever were playing on the boats up the hoggandfield loch then nipping across tae the Rubarb Fields tae steal some rubarb on the way home.


Hi Eddie
You remember Wee Paddy the bleachman and his barra as well.

Was Pat McEwan the bookie still going in your day?!!!

In the 50's my granda would take me on a daunder up to his pitch on Maryston St then to the paper shop for a (wee) bottle of Irn Bru.
A certain local, later a notorious "businessman" with a house on Provanmill Rd, made his name by robbing him at gunpoint.
That was with his then henchman (who he later shot).
ah Blackhill, it was never boring.

Posted by: ashfield 10th Apr 2013, 09:04am

QUOTE (tarzan @ 9th Apr 2013, 11:21am) *
By "Wrigley" do you mean the "Ridleys"? 3 brothers and a sister living one up I think, the oldest brother was in a group.


Did he have red hair and was the group called "The Ex" smile.gif

Posted by: Foxy52 10th Apr 2013, 11:14am

QUOTE (tarzan @ 9th Apr 2013, 06:46am) *
Hi Eddie
You remember Wee Paddy the bleachman and his barra as well.

Was Pat McEwan the bookie still going in your day?!!!

In the 50's my granda would take me on a daunder up to his pitch on Maryston St then to the paper shop for a (wee) bottle of Irn Bru.
A certain local, later a notorious "businessman" with a house on Provanmill Rd, made his name by robbing him at gunpoint.
That was with his then henchman (who he later shot).
ah Blackhill, it was never boring.


I used to pal about with a guy who lived across the street from that "local businessman" My pal,s name was Tam Taylor, Anybody remember him?
Cheers
Foxy

Posted by: tarzan 10th Apr 2013, 12:51pm

QUOTE (ashfield @ 10th Apr 2013, 10:21am) *
Did he have red hair and was the group called "The Ex" smile.gif


ashfield
The "EX"
Couldn't remember the band but you've brought it back. Can't remember them ever playing though biggrin.gif .

Posted by: tarzan 10th Apr 2013, 12:57pm

QUOTE (Foxy52 @ 10th Apr 2013, 12:31pm) *
I used to pal about with a guy who lived across the street from that "local businessman" My pal,s name was Tam Taylor, Anybody remember him?
Cheers
Foxy



I remember Tam, he's actually posted a school photie on Friends' Re-united, so he can be contacted.
Riddrie school that is, he was among the ones who came when Provanmill School closed.

Posted by: ashfield 10th Apr 2013, 03:10pm

QUOTE (tarzan @ 10th Apr 2013, 02:08pm) *
ashfield
The "EX"
Couldn't remember the band but you've brought it back. Can't remember them ever playing though biggrin.gif .


They did play a couple of times, he and another guy (can't remember his name) from Blackhill had their photo taken with the DJ, Stuart Henry and it was displayed for years in Dee's clothes shop in Argyle St biggrin.gif I met the guy Ridley when he was doing a course at Barmulloch College, think he was an aprentice electrician unsure.gif

Posted by: Foxy52 10th Apr 2013, 03:41pm

QUOTE (tarzan @ 10th Apr 2013, 09:14am) *
I remember Tam, he's actually posted a school photie on Friends' Re-united, so he can be contacted.
Riddrie school that is, he was among the ones who came when Provanmill School closed.


Hello Tarzan,
I first met Tam when we were kids around 13/14 back in the mid 60s. We were at the same school ................Mossbank, a wee bit further up the Cumbernauld Road in Millerston.
We remained good pals right up until l left to come here to the U.S.
I will have a wee look for him on Friends.
Cheers
Foxy

Posted by: tarzan 11th Apr 2013, 07:56am

QUOTE (Foxy52 @ 10th Apr 2013, 04:58pm) *
Hello Tarzan,
I first met Tam when we were kids around 13/14 back in the mid 60s. We were at the same school ................Mossbank, a wee bit further up the Cumbernauld Road in Millerston.
We remained good pals right up until l left to come here to the U.S.
I will have a wee look for him on Friends.
Cheers
Foxy


I remember Mossbank, didn't attend it myself though. You're not from round Corsock St way are you Foxy?

Posted by: tarzan 11th Apr 2013, 08:16am

QUOTE (ashfield @ 10th Apr 2013, 04:27pm) *
They did play a couple of times, he and another guy (can't remember his name) from Blackhill had their photo taken with the DJ, Stuart Henry and it was displayed for years in Dee's clothes shop in Argyle St biggrin.gif I met the guy Ridley when he was doing a course at Barmulloch College, think he was an aprentice electrician unsure.gif


I recall that photo as well now, I worked in Candleriggs and pointed it out to a mate "Ah know that guy in the photie" reflected fame
They lived in Queenslie St not Hogganfield St, so apologies to tommy short.

Remember seeing two or three of the band coming out of a back close in Craigenmuir St, p*ssing down rain, typical 60's group type, styled hair , cravats, hipsters, cuban heels, (bit camp looking really) and all wearing their coats over their shoulders like lords as they negotiated the puddles and midgie bins getting across the back court with guitars in hand biggrin.gif
God knows where they were going. Couldn't stop my Grannie laughing.

Posted by: Foxy52 11th Apr 2013, 11:49am

QUOTE (tarzan @ 11th Apr 2013, 04:13am) *
I remember Mossbank, didn't attend it myself though. You're not from round Corsock St way are you Foxy?



No Tarzan, not related to the Corsock St. Foxes. I was born and raised in Springburn/Possilpark. Met Tam in Mossbank. I remember after he got married, l think it was in 1970/71 he bought a wee single end down off Duke St. right where it splits at Carntynehall road. I painted and papered it for him. I can't remember his wifes name though. I sent him a wee message on Friends, though l noticed that he posted the photo 8 or 9 years ago.....................hope he,s still around
Cheers
Foxy

Posted by: Guest 17th Jan 2014, 10:55pm

Hi all, reading through this it reminds me of so many storys that my dad used to tell me, his name is Ian Douglas he stayed in acre hill st in the 60's & 70's he has 3 brothers, William Douglas, Peter, and Andrew, and a sister Lorraine, my granda William worked in the railway and died in the 70's. I recognise some of the names in the thread and I'll give it to my dad to read.

Posted by: christine 1955 5th Mar 2014, 09:28am

We moved from Prestwick to Glasgow, before we got a house of our own we lived in 1 Craigendmuir st
With a woman called May Queen. We had relatives who lived in Blackhill, there were a few of them
Called Oswald they lived near Hugganfield loch if memory serves me right. We only stayed there for 2 weeks before we got a house in Berkeley Street in Anderson.


Posted by: Joyce Mclafferty 27th Apr 2014, 03:57am

QUOTE (tommy short @ 28th Mar 2011, 01:24pm) *
i came from blackhill used to live in hogganfield st then moved to frankfield st i was at the roch school with big joe mclafferty he was in same class as me .also knew winnie whelan and her family and most of the others who are subscribing the guide my nickname was(shorty)


Posted by: Joyce Mclafferty 27th Apr 2014, 04:03am

QUOTE (tommy short @ 28th Mar 2011, 01:24pm) *
i came from blackhill used to live in hogganfield st then moved to frankfield st i was at the roch school with big joe mclafferty he was in same class as me .also knew winnie whelan and her family and most of the others who are subscribing the guide my nickname was(shorty)

I believe this to my uncle Joe Mclafferty who you are talking about. Who sadly died a couple of years ago. My dad was John Mclafferty Joes elder brother. If it's the Same Joe you are talking about which I'm sure it must be as I couldn't think there would be that many Joe Mclafferty's from Blackhill, Joe was the youngest member of the family. He had older brothers Michael and John and sisters Anna, and Mary all of which I'm sad to say have passed away now.

Hope this helps and thank you for looking for him.xx

Posted by: David MacPhail 13th May 2014, 06:37am

QUOTE (william macphailco @ 6th Jan 2010, 11:38pm) *
[hi my name is william macphail i was born at home 8 acrehill st blackhill in 1943 i lived there untill i got married in 1962 i remember john and briget mcphail who lived at 18 acrehill st and moved to craigendmuir st thay had two sons one was called ronnie aND I THINK THE YOUNGER WAS TOM RONNIE PLAYED THE ACORDION AND SOME TIMES BUSKTED ROUND THE BACK COURTS MY DAS NAME WAS JOHN AND MY MUM WAS LIZZIE I O L I LEFT BLACKHILL IN 1962 AND MOVED TO A CONDEMED BUILDING IN COWCADENNS THAY SAY BLACKHILL WAS BAD THAYSHOULD HAVE COME HERE A SINGLEND HOOSE NAY HOT WATER CLUDGIE OOT IN THE STAIR SHARED BY OTHERS ON THE SAME LANDING GAS LIGHT ON THE CLOSE AND STAIR HAD TO GO TO THE PUBLIC BATHS FOR A WASH AND MY WIFE SADIE HAD TO GO TO THE STEAMIE TODO THE CLOTHES MOVED BACK TO BLACKHILL IN 1965 TO A HOUSE IN CRAIGENDMUIR ST NO 22 AND IT WAS LIKE HAVEN HOT WATER BATHROOM TO OUR SELFS AND LOTS OF FRIENDLY PEOPLE WEE LIVED THERE UNTILL 1968 WHEN MY WIFE AND I AND OUR 3 CHIDREN MOVED TO CUMBERNAULD I TELL MY GRAND CHILDREN STOREIS ABOUT BLACKHILL AND HOW I AM PROUD OF MY UP BRINGING IF THIS WEE STORIE BRINGS SOME MEMORIES PLEASE REPLY HOPE TO HERE FROM YOU BY BY


Posted by: Sandra MCNICOL 19th Jul 2014, 11:36am

Hello everyone,
I have found it fascinating reading through the posts,

I was born at 15 craigenmuir st in my maternal grandmothers house the family were called Gracey/Gracie (I am never sure of the spelling) they were a fairly big family although I don't know a great deal about them, my mother was Margaret she had two sisters Ellen (can't remember her married name) and Betty married name ferguson, there was also several brothers Arthur and Bernard are two I remember I think Arthur and his wife lived their entire live in Blackhill and they had several children.

My mother married Matt McNicol who was from Parkhead he was badly beaten up in blackhill when he was walking back home after leaving my mother home one night. My mother left home when I was six and I knew very little about her side of the family. Does anyone remember them? Would love to learn more.

Posted by: macaulay 25th Aug 2014, 11:42pm

Hi,my family lived in the old black building on provanmill rd when I was born,my mother lived in drumpellier st before that,her maiden name was sheriff and she came from a large family,her brothers were Alex,john,and Michael,her sisters sisters were ena,Jenny,Nancy,Peggy and Ella,sadly my parents and my mum's family are all gone,I spent a lot of time at my aunt ena and Jenny's house in drumpellier st and remember a family who had s pet monkey across from them,I also remember wee daddy but he sold coal brickets from his horse and cart,also had many a visit to golfers rest for ice cream and trips on the large motorboats on hogganfield loch.

Posted by: Steeev 9th Sep 2014, 10:07pm

Does anyone know Isabella Mcdonald of 527 craigendmuir street in the early 70s?

Posted by: Mary Mcdivitt 18th Oct 2014, 11:32am

QUOTE (orange peel @ 21st Oct 2009, 02:06pm) *
my maw & da were brought up in blackhill , they met in "the provy" the night celtic won the european cup, my ma is a mccrimmon from 59 craigendmuir street & my da was a mclean from 14 queenslie st, my granda was neily mccrimmon the hawker if anyone can tell me any stories about him that would be great. i still live in blackhill with my wife & wean. go here 4 old blackhill tales http://www.stephaniepiro.com/fc290.htm

My name is Mary McDivitt Ackinhill Street

Posted by: MarkMurphy 26th Nov 2014, 11:16pm

QUOTE (Sandra MCNICOL @ 19th Jul 2014, 11:53am) *
Hello everyone,
I have found it fascinating reading through the posts,

I was born at 15 craigenmuir st in my maternal grandmothers house the family were called Gracey/Gracie (I am never sure of the spelling) they were a fairly big family although I don't know a great deal about them, my mother was Margaret she had two sisters Ellen (can't remember her married name) and Betty married name ferguson, there was also several brothers Arthur and Bernard are two I remember I think Arthur and his wife lived their entire live in Blackhill and they had several children.

My mother married Matt McNicol who was from Parkhead he was badly beaten up in blackhill when he was walking back home after leaving my mother home one night. My mother left home when I was six and I knew very little about her side of the family. Does anyone remember them? Would love to learn more.

Sandra could you please contact me about the above, I think I might have quite a bit of information for you regarding the family. I really hope you pop back and read this. If anyone else knows Sandra, could you please tell her about this post. I've enabled myself to be contacted via email so you get me that way.Thanks

Posted by: David Gray 18th Dec 2014, 09:28am

Hi, Ronnie McPhail & Tom McPhail are my uncles. Tom has been living in Canada with his family for more than 40 years. Ronnie lived at my Mothers home for a few years before getting his own place on the same street as myself. He has since moved to sheltered housing in the Gorbals area. Bridgit, my Gran emigrated to Canada after John ( her husband ) died. If you need any more info or updates leave a message here.

Posted by: Foxy52 20th Dec 2014, 03:01pm

QUOTE (David Gray @ 18th Dec 2014, 04:45am) *
Hi, Ronnie McPhail & Tom McPhail are my uncles. Tom has been living in Canada with his family for more than 40 years. Ronnie lived at my Mothers home for a few years before getting his own place on the same street as myself. He has since moved to sheltered housing in the Gorbals area. Bridgit, my Gran emigrated to Canada after John ( her husband ) died. If you need any more info or updates leave a message here.

Hi, I was wondering if the Ronnie McPhail that you are talking about played in the same accordion band as me, l seem to remember a guy by that name who also played in the Provanmill Inn in the late 60s early 70s. The band was the William Dawson Accordion Band'
Cheers
Foxy

Posted by: Perfectoworld 20th Dec 2014, 06:01pm

QUOTE (Foxy52 @ 20th Dec 2014, 03:18pm) *
Hi, I was wondering if the Ronnie McPhail that you are talking about played in the same accordion band as me, l seem to remember a guy by that name who also played in the Provanmill Inn in the late 60s early 70s. The band was the William Dawson Accordion Band'
Cheers
Foxy

I'm not sure what band if any he may have played in. I do know that he did play in the Provanmill Inn though as well as other pubs. Ronnie lived with his parents Brigit and John McPhail at 24 Frankfield Street around this time.

Posted by: Dougan 9th Jan 2015, 11:03am

QUOTE (MarkMurphy @ 26th Nov 2014, 11:33pm) *
Sandra could you please contact me about the above, I think I might have quite a bit of information for you regarding the family. I really hope you pop back and read this. If anyone else knows Sandra, could you please tell her about this post. I've enabled myself to be contacted via email so you get me that way.Thanks


Posted by: Dougan 9th Jan 2015, 11:13am

Hi Just reading threw this the name was Gracie they stayed above the police station at Craigendmuir St .I remember William Arthur and Bernard also Betty she stayed across the road a big family can't remember the rest ,think they where also related to the Dick family , William (Billy) used to hang about with a friend Frankie Berry, Iam going back 30+ years here I remember their mum and dad your grandparents. good luck with your search thumbup.gif

Posted by: johnnyboy123 22nd May 2015, 10:53am

QUOTE (robbieerin @ 20th Oct 2010, 07:55pm) *
hi william i to was born and bred in blackhill i was born at 17.craigendmuir st.dont know if you new me my name is johnny miller i have a brother eddie who died 3years ago i also had 3 sisters named lavina rose mary sadly our rose died 15 years ago .i also live in cumbernauld.hope to hear from you soon william







my email address is johnmiller1947@hotmail.co.uk


Posted by: *dranachan* 17th Jun 2015, 09:40pm

Hi am looking for some help. Am looking for a person called Douglas Anderson from blackhill i think he also had a brother called John Anderson i also think he had a sister but i do not no her name. I would be very grateful if anyone could help me out thanks.

Posted by: Annie sheriff 106 17th Jul 2015, 04:26pm

QUOTE (patricia mcdade @ 20th Aug 2009, 09:58am) *
Hi all I was born in 1973, me and my brothers Frany and JoJo were raised in 25 maryston st. My Dad was John McDade but usually refered to as Daity McDade not Dante Alex McDade people get them mixed up. His brothers and sisters were all raised in 39 craigendmuir st (Mick , Rae, Margret and Cathy Mcdade). My mum nee Lesley Nee Griffin were also raised in Maryston st along with her two sisters Margret and Patsy Griffin. Their mum and Dad were Rab and Winnie Griffin who later moved onto 57 Provanmill Rd and then Gala St Riddrie where I now live in their old house. My mums Grandparents also lived in 25 Maryston st Jimmy Whelan And Isabella Whelan , their kids were Winnie Whelan( my Grandmother) James ,Cathy, Lexi and Jean. My Great Grand mother Isabella was German and I would love too hear from anyone who knew any of my family. Cheers BYT


Posted by: *lorraine* 7th Jan 2016, 11:43am

Hi my dad was born and bred in 49 Acrehill St, Hamilton was called Hammy he's still going strong 82 now, with many stories to tell.

Posted by: Whoami 20th Jan 2016, 03:07pm

Hello , its been interesting reading through the post's here , so far I have only recognised a couple of names , I knew Michael and the crowd he hung around with , but otherwise it's the names of the street's that are ringing bells with me . I moved away when I got married ,many years ago , so I guess I wouldn't expect to know anyone living there now .

Living near Blackhill done me no harm,there where lot's of decent people living there , and it was sometimes a bit rough , but that learned you to face up to life .

I won't be here often ,very busy life and so I'll say bye for now and wish everyone all the best till the next time .

Posted by: uan 25th Mar 2016, 11:25pm

QUOTE (Guest @ 6th Jan 2009, 10:34am) *
hi all
i lived in blackhill all my young days ,went to primary and secondary school there,which was riddrie primry and smithycroft sec,wasnt it jus the best lol, we were a family of 7 lived in drumpellier st ,go ha aguess who i am ........


Posted by: 19th Jun 2016, 10:08pm

Hi, what a great site which I have just come across. My name is Catherine Duffy, I lived in Frankfield Street, Blackhill during the 60's, 70's and left in the late 80's. Reading all the wonderful stories has certainly sent me down memory lane and brought a few tears lol. Although I don't have good family memories and when I left home I never looked back, but I do have very lovely and fond memories of places in blackhill and of my lovey neighbours who lived around me. Joseph Greig, I think I know you and your family. You have one sister Catherine and a few brothers although I only remember your brother Ian. I have very fond memories of your family as I do with the rest of the neighbours at that time. I used to go to school with your sister. You also mentioned the Grugens which I believe your sister used to hang around with Margaret Grugen. If this is you Joseph let me know and if not then I wish everyone from Blackhill and the surrounding area who knows me or knows me not the VERY best. I've really enjoyed reading everyone's stories. Thank you all.

Posted by: Martin hanlon 8th Sep 2016, 09:44pm

Hi there, I see its 8 years since this was posted. Just want to say I think you are talking about my parents. Margaret Hanlon then Mooney. We lived in craigmure street. I was only about 3 or 4 when we moved to Twechar. I have brothers Chris and Eddie who lived there also. Well we are all still around with exception of my mum who passed 6 years ago. What a small world this forum makes it. I was just playing around with my surname and found this.

Posted by: Whoami 28th Nov 2016, 04:27pm

Hello , been a while since I posted so I thought it was about time to say a word or two before I get too busy, just to wish everyone here a Happy Xmas and a healthy and wealthy New Year , the very best to all for 2017 🕛🎄

Posted by: *DGRAY* 18th Dec 2016, 09:46pm

It's been a while since I last posted here.

I stated in earlier posts my uncles name was Ronnie McPhail and he came from the Blackhill area.

My Mother & Father were also brought up in the same area. I just wondered if anyone knew the Grays, Jimmy and Barbara were my Grandparents.

They had four siblings, James, Rose, Margaret & David. Does anyone know them? I believe it may have been Acre Hill Drive, Street or Road they stayed.

If anyone knows them please leave a message here.

My Dad's name is Jimmy ( James ) he is now coming up for 84. David, my Uncle is around 82 and lives in Spain.

Posted by: *Jimmy* 2nd Jul 2017, 02:11pm

QUOTE (*dranachan* @ 17th Jun 2015, 09:40pm) *
Hi am looking for some help. Am looking for a person called Douglas Anderson from blackhill i think he also had a brother called John Anderson i also think he had a sister but i do not no her name. I would be very grateful if anyone could help me out thanks.

Hi, his older brother was Gary IIRC. I was in the same class at Riddrie as him. Have you tracked him down?

Posted by: alan warren 9th Sep 2017, 11:43am

My name is Ian Sinclair, i was born Alan Aarren at 51 Arcrehill Street Blackhill. I am trying to trace my real mother, or any information about her would be most appreciated.

Posted by: Red Adair 31st Oct 2019, 10:48am

QUOTE (*Jimmy* @ 2nd Jul 2017, 02:11pm) *
Hi, his older brother was Gary IIRC. I was in the same class at Riddrie as him. Have you tracked him down?


If its the same Dougie that I used to hang around with back in the late 70's early 80's then tell him he owes me 20 lol He was a Plater the last time I seen him. Stayed in Maxwelton Rd