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> My Garngad Family History, Irish families of the old Garngad
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FerGeddes
post 2nd Aug 2013, 05:14pm
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Hi all,

Great forum.

I am looking for anyone related to Alexander and Margaret McGrory in 1910 they living at 302 Garngad Road, St Rollox


Also looking for any descendants of John Glen and Mary Ferguson from around same area late 1880s to 1930s
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**Brian**
post 5th Oct 2013, 12:55am
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In 'The Garngad Heritage, The Unpublished Work', Robert McLaughlin says he remembers that one of the families that stayed next to him at Tharsis Street in the 1940s was the Collins family, and that he thinks one of the Collins boys was convicted of murder in later life. I recently came across a book in a bookshop here in Gaborone called 'Hugh Collins - Autobiography of a Murderer'. The book is about convicted murderer, Hugh Collins, born in Royston (Garngad) in 1951. It is the story of the archetypal Glasgow hard man. The Gorbals had Jimmy Boyle. The Garngad had Hugh Collins. The book won't be everyone's cup of tea and the language is very strong.

Collins describes his early years growing up in Royston (Garngad) and his teenage years as a member of the Garngad gang - The Shamrock - of which he claims to have been a founding member, aged 15, along with his friends 'Wee' Joe Mulligan, Joe 'The Bear' Devlin and Albert Faulds.
He gives a vivid description of Glasgow's street gangs of the 1960s:
The Shamrock (from Garngad), The Cumbie (from Cumberland Street, Gorbals), The Calton Tongs, The Bridgeton Spurs and The Maryhill Fleet. He describes how he was stabbed and slashed, aged 15, in a gang fight against The Cumbie, and again, aged 18, in a gang fight against The Tongs. He explicitly describes his gangland life which continued into his 20s and which ended ultimately in tragedy. In 1977, Collins was convicted of the murder of William Mooney, whom he stabbed to death in a Glasgow bar. Collins was released from prison in 1992 and nowadays lives with his wife in Edinburgh.

The early part of the book has a lot of info on Garngad in the 1950s and 1960s. Chapter 1 of the book starts as follows:

I'm five and a half years old, attending St Roch's Primary School in Glasgow. The teacher, Miss O'Donnell, has asked us each to stand, walk to the front of the class, and tell the others what our fathers do.
'My da's a railway worker,' says one, and sits down.
'My da's a postman. He delivers the mail.'
It's my turn, and I walk to the front with some pride.
'My da,' I say, 'is Wullie Collins. He's like Robin Hood. He takes from the rich and gives to the poor. My da's a bank robber.'
The class erupts, shrieking with laughter. I'm immediately embarrassed. Miss O'Donnell is taken by suprise. That's the end of that exercise, and my Granny is summoned.
'He's not a bank robber, Hughie. You mustn't say that. You musn't ever say that.'
So who had told me? Did I get the idea from Ginger McBride?

I guess you will have to buy the book if you want to read more.

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post 16th Feb 2015, 12:24pm
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post 4th Mar 2015, 12:42pm
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Thanks Valros the name of the families are Reidford, Clark and Brown and as far as I can tell the Reidfords lived in 74 Earlston Avenue from the early 1930`s until the 1950`s but the families lived in the area before these dates. The Clark/Brown family had a grocery shop in the area but I dont know its name. Any help would be great as I`ve got family in Canada who are trying to find out more about Garngad.

To the fellow who had relatives called Redford at 74 earls ton avenue. My family nancy, John, John,Cecilia, Kathleen and. Gerard. Beattie, along with my mothers' father and mother, John and Jeannie Reilly lived at 84 Earlston avenue, from 1943 to 1956 love to hear that name again!
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*Helen mccabe mcewan*
post 14th Nov 2015, 04:50pm
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Hiya my names Lynn also know as helen mccabe. Was wondering if anybody knows any information in the kellys that lived on 12 tharsa St garngad glasgow round about 1900 onwards. That was my great grans address annie kelly and her daughter my gran was called helen kelly (mccabe) married name. Thanks Lynn.
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post 12th Apr 2016, 12:52pm
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QUOTE (Helen mccabe mcewan @ 14th Nov 2015, 04:58pm) *
Hiya my names Lynn also know as helen mccabe. Was wondering if anybody knows any information in the kellys that lived on 12 tharsa St garngad glasgow round about 1900 onwards. That was my great grans address annie kelly and her daughter my gran was called helen kelly (mccabe) married name. Thanks Lynn.

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post 7th May 2016, 08:06pm
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QUOTE (Kathleen Beattie @ 4th Mar 2015, 01:42pm) *
To the fellow who had relatives called Redford at 74 earls ton avenue. My family nancy, John, John,Cecilia, Kathleen and. Gerard. Beattie, along with my mothers' father and mother, John and Jeannie Reilly lived at 84 Earlston avenue, from 1943 to 1956 love to hear that name again!

Hi Kathleen any info you can pass on to me would be great thank you
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post 4th Jun 2016, 09:06pm
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Does anyone know of the Brown family living at 69 Provenmill Street or the Bell Family living at 30 Fillers Street Garngad
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