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Guest Posted 19th Nov 2017, 09:20pm
 
QUOTE (Alex Arundel @ 19th Feb 2008, 06:40am) *
Och well...I might as well try....I left Garthamlock....in 1960 I think...I was a wee boy...we moved there form The Gorbals and although my Ma and Da never liked it I still remember my primary school....playing in the water Towers...that wee lane near them....up to Ruchazie...or walking to Gartcosh.....climbing over the walls of the loony bin as we called it....it had an organ in a wee out house....I can still hear the sound of it....we moved to Drumoyne....then I went London then New York and now Nashvilleand still it is all in my heart....45 Tillycairn Road top flight....coalman and his bag is stilo with me.....sweep.....I miss it..anyone out there..I have travellled a million miles.....I am a performer......man..I would love a pie supper

love yeez all

Sandy

My name is Jamie Britton. We lived at 45 Tillycairn rd as well. I remember your mother. She used to shout "oopeen as she was climbing the stairs to the to flat on the top floor to give you the heads-up she was on her way up. We left there early 60s for Binns road.
jasbritton@gmail.com
*matman* Posted 9th Sep 2017, 11:47am
 
QUOTE (bs1966 @ 25th Dec 2011, 12:21pm) *
Guys, does anyone have any pictures of Binns Road, Garthamlock from the late 50's/60s ideally the top of Binns Road at Bavelaw St, a long shot but worth a try, I lived at number 15.

bs


Yes please someone must have some pics of Binns Rd in the Fifties and Sixties. We would love to see them my email is weematt@bigpond.com I`m in Australia now. See my other posts thanks, c'mon give us some of that famous Scottish generosity. Cheers.
*matman* Posted 9th Sep 2017, 11:46am
 
QUOTE (Mgmartin @ 10th Aug 2016, 10:43am) *
hi mat man ,,I moved to 38 binns rd in garthamlock in 1954 pavement were not even laid we were the first in the house all new thought it was massive i was there untill i got married in 69 my mum moved over o craigend in 78,, i don't remember any bungalows you were talking about ,, tottie field and turnips round about,,,you house would have looked on to 5 apartments fields at the top.

Hi , i`m not very good with forums etc, anyway NqMartin thanks for your reply, its been a year already since i posted that.
like i said its a bit fuzzy trying to remember 60 od years ago, walking hime up the hill i seem to remeber our `house` on the top of the hill on the left, it was - i think a double dwelling .. up and down. we were up.. walking right up the hill brought you to a low stone wall where the fields were. I dont remember too much about the houses opposite us, except the windows had very small panes.
cheers Matman.
dizzybint Posted 1st Sep 2017, 11:03am
  Moved there in 71 from Bridgeton, worse thing I ever did, hated the place , was in a close full of drunks , thieves and a hooker..who can ask for anythng more to bring up three weans... horrible dirty close that nobody cared about but myself.. and a wiz never done washing the close and trying to keep the garden nice, but was treated like a joke by morons.
*dizzybint* Posted 2nd Jul 2017, 02:09pm
  By the time I arrived there in the early 70s the place was just full of tramps.. oh there were some nice people but they were all steadily moving out and no wonder... hated the place, and tried for years to get a move.. it was murder with house break ins , drugs.. dafties, drunks, fights we had it all. lousy neighbours who didnt care about the property and it was manky... Ill never forget living in the dump.My weans milk was stolen every other day from outside the door by the boy up the stairs who was about 15 and when I caught him and told his mother she slapped his face saying... you B----- and you took the 1/6 off me every morning....nothing about my three weans going without or him being a thief , she was more interested in her own money ..... a shower of haufwits up my close. no hopers who were all tarred with the one brush..and mad as a brush..
Guest Aggy Posted 25th May 2017, 07:00pm
 
QUOTE (Daniel ferguson @ 15th Apr 2015, 11:07am) *
I lived in Garthamlock from around 1960 till 1967 when we emigrated to Australia. I am writing a story of my childhood for my children. I lived with mum, dad and 6 brothers and sisters. Went to primary and high school before emigrating. Anyone remember the Fergusons?

My family lived in Gartloch Road from 1953-73.

Was the teacher not Mrs Walkinshaw?

I had great memories of the scheme.
Peter Marshall Posted 21st May 2017, 11:25am
 
QUOTE (Dianne Graham @ 8th Nov 2016, 10:43pm) *
Hi, I lived in Coxton place from '74 until '90. Then we moved to Craigend. My surname was McConville. My brother is David. My granny and grandad McConville lived in Gartlock Road until early 80's then moved to Craigend. My cousins are the Snell's. Hello to anyone who remembers me or my family. I have really fond memories of gar-t. We where always outside playing. Loads of weans running about. We never always had a lot. But we never went without and where happy. And from what I can remember most of the families round about where the same.

I lived in 37 Coxton Place.
*Stephen* Posted 21st May 2017, 11:25am
  My mother was a teacher in a primary school for a few years in Garthamlock in the mid sixties. She had 75 kids in the class, but she said there was no carry on or bad behaviour. Times tables were taught by rote and she said all the kids knew the times tables from an early age. The whole class would chant them out at the same time. Whilst she has fond memories, she does remember a lot of deprivation and poverty. She was known as Miss Holmes then.
Dianne Graham Posted 8th Nov 2016, 10:43pm
  Hi, I lived in Coxton place from '74 until '90. Then we moved to Craigend. My surname was McConville. My brother is David. My granny and grandad McConville lived in Gartlock Road until early 80's then moved to Craigend. My cousins are the Snell's. Hello to anyone who remembers me or my family. I have really fond memories of gar-t. We where always outside playing. Loads of weans running about. We never always had a lot. But we never went without and where happy. And from what I can remember most of the families round about where the same.
Mgmartin Posted 10th Aug 2016, 10:43am
 
QUOTE (matman @ 7th Jul 2016, 02:47pm) *
Hi what a wonderful site this is, I just stumbled across it while browsing for pics or stories about old Glasgow. I'm not sure how this works, should I reply or post in`new topic`? Anyway heres my two bobs worth.
My name is Matt Duffy, my family moved from The Gallowgate to a `brand new house` in Gartharmlock in the early fifties (I WAS ABOUT EIGHT OR NINE) before emigrating to Australia in Dec 1955.
Mum and Dad were Matt and Betty Duffy, with three sons, myself, Edward and John, and one sister Lisbeth.
We lived in Binns Rd. Not positive but possibly No 17. My brother John and I went to school nearby, cant remember the name. I do remember walking down the hill and catching the school bus.
Where we lived was in one of the houses at the top of Binns Rd, we were in what I remember as a `House` on the left - two stories - one `house` below one above. I might not be correct on this, thats just how I remember it,
Across the road were different style of houses, I just remember them as single story (bungalows?) with lovely little window panes.
At the top of the road were big fields where us kids used to jump the stone wall and `pick` potatoes while keeping an eye out for the farmer
I remember coming home from school each day and watching The Cisco Kid on TV. It was strange later when arriving in Queensland to find they didn't have TV yet.
My parents had the second TV in the area when it did arrive, my pals family had the first, his dad worked at the TV station. we watched the test pattern for months before programs went to air... haha.
If anyone has pictures of Binns rd in the fifties it would be wonderful to see them to compare with my memories which are foggy...... It was a long time ago.
I can be contacted on weematt@bigpond.com
ps I just remembered my dad had a big black wolesly car. I think he still worked in his cobblers shop in Parkhead Cross.


hi mat man ,,I moved to 38 binns rd in garthamlock in 1954 pavement were not even laid we were the first in the house all new thought it was massive i was there untill i got married in 69 my mum moved over o craigend in 78,, i don't remember any bungalows you were talking about ,, tottie field and turnips round about,,,you house would have looked on to 5 apartments fields at the top.
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