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Posted by: witshisname 29th Apr 2006, 07:39pm

QUOTE
Please post your memories of this Glasgow district here...Castlemilk

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...Castlemilk

GG.


Thought i would put up a pic of were i grew up in Castlemilk.Maybe some of you have pics of yer old close's.would be great to see them. biggrin.gif


 

Posted by: RomanyStew 30th Apr 2006, 05:22am

Great Photo any more of Castlemilk,thanks for sharing with us.
Stewart

Posted by: witshisname 30th Apr 2006, 02:19pm

Hello Stewart.
Are ye from Castlemilk Then???.
Ive got some other pics i can put up fer ye.


 

Posted by: witshisname 30th Apr 2006, 02:26pm

Stewart the pic above is the before pic,things have changed drastically since it was taken.All the auld close's are now gone.
The next pic is of the Dougrie shops now called the "Braes" shopping center


 

Posted by: RomanyStew 30th Apr 2006, 02:58pm

Many thanks for the photos,they look good.
I lived at 214 Castlemilk Drive untill 1963 and then I moved with my parents to Canada,I was about 7 at the time.
I still have some good memories of Castlemilk adn have come home a couple of times in the 80's.
Stewart

Posted by: witshisname 30th Apr 2006, 03:31pm

here ye go stewart

 

Posted by: witshisname 30th Apr 2006, 03:32pm

used to love goin here as a kid


 

Posted by: marina 30th Apr 2006, 03:35pm

bob that picture taken in the verandah looking out to all the snow, a girl in my class at school lived there she was called karen armstrong

Posted by: witshisname 30th Apr 2006, 03:41pm

Hi marina,
it was a woman on this site that gave me the pic she said it was her daughters apartment.
What a co inky dink eh!!.

Posted by: witshisname 30th Apr 2006, 03:44pm

Here ye go stewart last pic for now.
it's a pic of the close's bein torn down on Birgidale.


 

Posted by: keelie gal 2nd May 2006, 09:53am

I can see my old bedroom in the first pic ...ohhhh the memories are flooding back noo wink.gif

Posted by: RomanyStew 2nd May 2006, 04:24pm

QUOTE (witshisname @ 30th Apr 2006, 05:01 PM)
Here ye go stewart last pic for now.
it's a pic of the close's bein torn down on Birgidale.

Many thanks for the Photos,it must of been very sad for the people that lived there to see there old home knocked down.
I was digging through my own photos and found one of an old family friend up on top of Caslemilk.
Helen Scott with her dog Glen,I think it would of been taken in the late 70's or early 80's.
Stewart


 

Posted by: witshisname 2nd May 2006, 04:28pm

That's a great photie stewart,i'll try sometime next week to get ye yer pic,as i arrive there on Sunday.

Posted by: witshisname 2nd May 2006, 04:37pm

Here's a pic lookin down the drive,from the library
(Thnx to angela fer the pic xx) wink.gif


 

Posted by: stuarty 2nd May 2006, 07:12pm

oh bob you are in for a shoke your hoose is awe poshed up but brilliant so am sure you will enjoy the trip hom a was looking at my old house yesterday and a felt like crying as a was at ma pals in crawfoot so a went to my bros via castlemilk dr and ardencraig road my old hoose an up carmunock and then to busby then clarcston oh life changing stuff
sad.gif

Posted by: witshisname 4th Jun 2006, 02:03pm

RomanyStew.
I found your old place on Castlemilk drive and took a pic for ya,i'll put it up next week when i get to my own apartment.
the auld drive sure has changed since my last visit.
but i took loads of pics and i will post them soon.

Posted by: keelie gal 4th Jun 2006, 05:41pm

HI BOB IM LOOKING FORWRD TO SEEING YOURE PICS OF CASTLEMILK wink.gif

Posted by: witshisname 4th Jun 2006, 09:00pm

Hi keelie,i'll have the pics put up at the end of the week when i get back home.
Biiiig changes...lol

Posted by: RomanyStew 5th Jun 2006, 02:02pm

QUOTE (witshisname @ 4th Jun 2006, 03:20 PM)
RomanyStew.
I found your old place on Castlemilk drive and took a pic for ya,i'll put it up next week when i get to my own apartment.
the auld drive sure has changed since my last visit.
but i took loads of pics and i will post them soon.

Hey that's great many thanks.
We Sue had also taken a photo when She was up that way
a couple of weeks ago.Here is Her great Photo,how things have changed and for the better LOL.
Stewart


 

Posted by: norah young 5th Jun 2006, 11:21pm

Hi There.
I never lived in Castlemilk Drive but my Neice did but it was the 70 she stayed there at 214 then moved to 171 at the bus stop, her name is Mc Lean nee Downie.
I came to the States in 1960 was in New York for 33 years now in Virginia I was home last year for three months thanks for your post.

:( Norah :(

Posted by: witshisname 9th Jun 2006, 04:59pm

Here's the pic i promised ya RomanyStew. biggrin.gif


 

Posted by: witshisname 9th Jun 2006, 05:02pm

sorry aboot that,it should actually say 214.but it is yer auld address romany,sorry aboot the wee slip there..lol

Posted by: chinscot 10th Jun 2006, 05:55am

More on Castlemilk


 

Posted by: chinscot 10th Jun 2006, 06:01am

More


 

Posted by: chinscot 10th Jun 2006, 06:11am

more


 

Posted by: chinscot 10th Jun 2006, 06:16am

more


 

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more


 

Posted by: chinscot 10th Jun 2006, 06:29am

more


 

Posted by: chinscot 10th Jun 2006, 06:34am

Crotfoot end


 

Posted by: chinscot 10th Jun 2006, 06:36am

more


 

Posted by: chinscot 10th Jun 2006, 06:37am

more


 

Posted by: chinscot 10th Jun 2006, 06:49am

Mostly taken along Ardencraig Rd and Caslemilk Dr. a lot of changes in the 12yrs since we were back to vist the Milk


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 03:25pm

hiya chinscot,post #32 has my auld close in it.I was back fer a montha nd took some pics of the old place,i have pics facing down towards where ye took yours. biggrin.gif

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 04:24pm

hi folks, a few pics of my auld neighbourhood. My how it's changed. biggrin.gif


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 04:26pm

#2


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 04:32pm

#3


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 04:35pm

#4 biggrin.gif


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 04:37pm

#5 laugh.gif


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 04:48pm

#6


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 04:51pm

#7 biggrin.gif


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 04:54pm

#8


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 05:02pm

#9 hope ye's are enjoyin them..lol


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 05:06pm

#10 couple left smile.gif


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 05:08pm

#11 last one fer now


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 08:58pm

A few more biggrin.gif


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 09:03pm

My auld close gettin face lift biggrin.gif


 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 09:06pm

Looks pretty good,why didn't they do any of this when i was living there... dry.gif

 

Posted by: witshisname 10th Jun 2006, 09:08pm

Used to love goin here as a kid smile.gif


 

Posted by: RomanyStew 11th Jun 2006, 08:13am

Great Pictures many many thanks,wow what 40 plus years
makes LOL.A lot of History there,great to see Castlemilk
come back . Stewart

Posted by: keelie gal 11th Jun 2006, 01:52pm

Great pics bob thanks fer posting them pal wink.gif

Posted by: witshisname 11th Jun 2006, 07:31pm

Thanx guy's i'm glad ye enjoyed them,the auld place certainly has changed over the years,but i am pleased to say it is for the better.
Even so it was a shock to see all the changes,especially in Machrie.
All those wee hooses in the Machrie pic are were the shoaps used to be. sad.gif

Posted by: lindamac 3rd Jan 2007, 11:52am

biggrin.gif That was a pleasureable experience Bob as a had an uncle in Birgidale as well as ardnecraig rd tae where ma Grandad lived with uncle George n Joe wow I loved yer photographs and china scotts also. when I saw the backyards was also a zillion memories gawn through ma heid of many sunday arvos playing oot there efter sunday lunch at grandads.THANKYOU GUYS YEES DONE US PROUD THERE biggrin.gif

Posted by: stuarty 13th Apr 2007, 01:17pm

this is at 173 ardencraig road in the sixties ant the party was my 10th in 1967 so comon castlemilkers spot the faces chinscot you will know a few of these for sure




 

Posted by: Scottie 12th Aug 2007, 01:47pm

I lived in Castlemilk. My folks were one of the first tenants at 50 Arnprior Road. We left for Canada in 1957. Many good memories.

Posted by: angel 12th Aug 2007, 03:52pm

welcome to the boards Scottie, I never lived in Castlemilk myself, but my folks did.
hope you enjoy.... tongue.gif

Posted by: nutty 30th Sep 2007, 08:01am

Anyone stay in ardencraig terr facing glenwood school? dry.gif

Posted by: penny dainty 1st Oct 2007, 06:13am

I didnt stay there nutty , but did you know a Patricia Kerr, she stayed there in the 60's pretty wee blond girl

Posted by: weedoc 2nd Oct 2007, 07:15pm

stuarty a think you'll find that was you're 5th birthday party in 1962, count the candles on the cake, cant remember all the faces in the photo but from the right is you're cousin josephine slowey, me, you margaret watt, carol armstrong, can't remember next girl's name, callum clark, standing is rosina hammill, then maureen sinclair, you're cousin thomas mclaren, my brother peter you're brother andy, other faces a recognise are wee annie sproul you're godmother, you're mum cathy, aunty teresa, wee granny, and a think aunty betty or is it ellen. also are the others you're cousins the mclaren's (the girls) a think the wee boy being held up by the girl at the back is wee john slowey. and a think ave done no to bad considerin that was 45 years ago lol.

Posted by: Guest penny * 15th Oct 2007, 07:25am

penny the name doesn't ring a bell, do you know what number she stayed

Posted by: maniloonie 28th Dec 2007, 05:40pm

QUOTE (witshisname @ 10th Jun 2006, 09:15 PM) *
Used to love goin here as a kid smile.gif


I lived on the Drive till 1972 and i loved going to the library, i also remember going to the chippie just along from the library during the strikes and they were frying by candlelight lol

Posted by: stuarty 28th Dec 2007, 06:04pm

your probably right weedoc a know ma ma had won the snowball at the palace bingo doon the gorbals laugh.gif

Posted by: Guest danny39 * 30th Mar 2008, 07:00pm

the janitors house up at st martins


 

Posted by: danny39 30th Mar 2008, 07:02pm

enjoying these pictures, i'll upload some myself

Posted by: Hawthorn 10th Apr 2008, 01:24pm

QUOTE (nutty @ 30th Sep 2007, 09:08 AM) *
Anyone stay in ardencraig terr facing glenwood school? dry.gif


I did number 8 above Annie & Davy McDonald

Posted by: joycewilson 14th Oct 2008, 05:36pm

Hi All Just Popped In For A Look...Some Brill Pics On This Site Of Castlemilk xxxxxxxxxxx

Posted by: wee tricia 17th Nov 2008, 08:15pm

QUOTE (chinscot @ 10th Jun 2006, 07:09am) *
More

I was married in that church St Martin's april 1973

Posted by: jeani 26th Nov 2008, 02:11am

hi whitshisname, still finding my way about this site n this is the first time i've looked at the glasgow districts, is the picture in post 3,( the snow scene,) from machrie lookin towards castlemilk dr, ?? if so my old close is in it, the last close in castlemilk drive before st, bartholemews school, i grew up there, ,,,, jeani

Posted by: saminacam 22nd Dec 2008, 12:22am

Taken July 2008 a view of 62 Castlemilk Drive.


 

Posted by: Judges Wig 7th Jan 2009, 12:48am

QUOTE (jeani @ 26th Nov 2008, 02:10am) *
hi whitshisname, still finding my way about this site n this is the first time i've looked at the glasgow districts, is the picture in post 3,( the snow scene,) from machrie lookin towards castlemilk dr, ?? if so my old close is in it, the last close in castlemilk drive before st, bartholemews school, i grew up there, ,,,, jeani


Hi Jeani

I just wonder if you knew Pat McAleese?

Posted by: Guest judgeswig * 7th Jan 2009, 01:22am

QUOTE (Guest danny39 * @ 30th Mar 2008, 06:59pm) *
the janitors house up at st martins



And the jannees name wiz Jim Bain.

Posted by: Guest 7th Jan 2009, 01:31am

QUOTE (witshisname @ 10th Jun 2006, 08:57pm) *
A few more :D


I need to know.......Wit wiz yur name wen yi lived in Castlemilk, hen? I might even know yi so pleeeeeze let me know. We might even huv went tae school 2gether. Loved your photos and oh the memories they brought back, but I hope somebody has auld photos to share and especailly Castlemilk in the 70's. Hiz the hert and soul no been ripped oot it, dinna recognize the place hardly.

Judgeswig

Posted by: witshisname 20th Feb 2009, 08:01pm

QUOTE (saminacam @ 22nd Dec 2008, 01:09am) *
Taken July 2008 a view of 62 Castlemilk Drive.


The Old Neighbourhood sure has changed,My Auld Close is #64 just to the left of this pic Had friends who stayed on top floor of # 62 in late 70's.
the
garden in the pic used to have the most amazing Rose bushes in it(pinched a few) when they bloomed laugh.gif smile.gif

Posted by: joycewilson 21st Feb 2009, 07:21am

Hiya, I had a few friends from Castlemilk Drive, one was in number 99. I came from the other end of Castlemilk Tormusk Rd, we are in out late 40s aint sure about your ages.
Also have older brothers and sisters who all went to braeside and Glenwood x

Posted by: Lynne Kumar 23rd Feb 2009, 03:26pm

Hi Just came onto the Castlemilk site for the first time. Can't believe the photos! Where was I? Some of these places look really good. I suppose there has been a lot of changes since 1975! I wouldn't know that area anymore. When I visit I live in Ayrshire with my family. Even the City of Glasgow has changed so much. SHOPS! I was knackered after going Prom dress shopping with my girls.On my next visit I will be visiting Castlemilk just for the fun of it. We never had malls or fun stuff to do. Our entertainment was riding our scooters down Tormusk hill. Heading to the cemetary and looking at the heeds! Hitting the swing park, Overton and playing in the woods, picking up rhubarb from anyones yards and running away like really bad kids! Wow I feel old...Lynne

Posted by: witshisname 24th Feb 2009, 09:56pm

QUOTE (jeani @ 26th Nov 2008, 02:58am) *
hi whitshisname, still finding my way about this site n this is the first time i've looked at the glasgow districts, is the picture in post 3,( the snow scene,) from machrie lookin towards castlemilk dr, ?? if so my old close is in it, the last close in castlemilk drive before st, bartholemews school, i grew up there, ,,,, jeani



Hi Jeani,
Aye that is Castlemilk Drive in the pic,I lived at #64 and I know of the close you stayed in.
I think they were getting fixed up as well.

Posted by: marina 25th Feb 2009, 01:43pm

my mum worked in the wee chipie in the arcade next to the library for years

Posted by: marina 25th Feb 2009, 01:52pm

how are you bob, your wee pic is nice you look like bob the builder lol

Posted by: witshisname 25th Feb 2009, 07:00pm

Marina I loved that wee chippie,used tae go in and get a roll 2 onions and 2 Gherkins fer a whopping 10p...lol it was a smashing treat.
Yes that's me bob the builder...lol.I'm keepin fine it's nice to see ye on here,hope yer keeping well yerself.

Posted by: joycewilson 25th Feb 2009, 09:00pm

Was a busy wee chippie that one at Arcade nearest to it was at the Roundabout wasnt it/ x tongue.gif

Posted by: marina 25th Feb 2009, 11:59pm

im fine bob, just getting over glandular fever though, knocked me right off my feet lol, joyce i dont remember a roundabout being there but i could be wrong

Posted by: Macky 26th Feb 2009, 02:39am

high there been looking at the photos brill i only left castlemilk 20 years ago and i cant believe the changes only moved to east kilbride so will have to drive down and have a wee look i stayed in dougrie street facing woolworths great we street till the oasis opened up,i think the chippy your thinking about was down at the croftfoot roundabout i remember the chippy next to library i think he opened a cafe next to it as well then just down from it the laundrette,casa dela mamas and birrells sweet shop i remember them well also the chineese round the other side of the library woor pings if i remeber brill site is there anyone from dougrie on site i stayed number 3 dougrie street

Posted by: joycewilson 26th Feb 2009, 10:38am

Hi Macky, My brothermarried a girl from Dougrie...dont know the number but the post box was at the side of her garden well actually part of her fence...what schools did you go to? We left Castlemilk in the 70s a long tie ago eh ? xx rolleyes.gif

Posted by: witshisname 26th Feb 2009, 07:15pm

Marina I'm glad to hear yer on the road to recovery,I'm sure it was bloody painful.
I think the Roundabout joyce was mentioning was Croftfoot roundabout there's a chippy there,but there is also a chippy on Castlemilk Rd I think it's called "Mario Jnr's.even though the chippy up on the Drive was closer to My close My Mammy always sent me doon tae Mario's at the roundabout for our take oot,She & My Gran had fish & chips and I had the great Deep fried Pizza & chips.
Oh ahm droolin here right noo just thinkin of it yumm yumm smile.gif smile.gif

Posted by: witshisname 26th Feb 2009, 07:23pm

Hi Macky,
Yer gonnae notice a big difference in Dougrie,I used to walk along it going to My Primary school (castleton) I think the Tenement you lived in is gone,there are wee houses at the path that goes down towards Croftfoot.
I was going to take pics of Dougrie but seeing 70% of them all boarded up was quite heartbreaking,I hope you do get down to see your old neighbourhood before it's gone forever.

Posted by: joycewilson 26th Feb 2009, 07:34pm

Hi, Yeah the place has changed so much I must have a wander back just for a look, my son did move to Castlemilk for a year and when we got the bus it toured the area to get where he was ...sure was a trip down memory lane to see it all again but if I didnt know where I was....theres a lot of it I wouldnt have known I was in castlemilk...memories Eh?
Think both my old schools are gone now too...Braeside in Machrie and Glenwood on the Drive...x huh.gif

Posted by: scoob77 26th Feb 2009, 07:45pm

i dont know if braeside is still there, but glenwood is long gone, got pulled down about 20 years ago!!

Posted by: witshisname 26th Feb 2009, 07:58pm

Joyce,when i was back in the 'milk i did a wee walk around,''Braeside'' is no longer there it now goes by another name which escapes me.
As Scoob said "Glenwood'' is gone,i think it's a Industrial park now,I had a chance to go onto the old school grounds in '89 when back on vacation but decided not to,then going back in '06 floored me as it was all gone,even the old folks houses across from Glenwood are gone.
I went to Glenwood from '77 - '80 then moved to Canada.

Posted by: joycewilson 26th Feb 2009, 08:51pm

Thanks Scoob thought they were both gone. x
Witshisname I just missed you at school then I left in 77, just got in touch with an old friend and neighbour whos in USA found her again on this site within 4 months of being on it. Was on Friends Reunited 4 yrs and never got her AMAZING this site........The place I would really like to go to is the wee wood between Tormusk and Machrie leading to the old Braeside......used to cross the wee burn there on my way to school.... be good to have a nosey might get round to that when the weather gets better x

Did you have any older brothers or sisters at Glenwood?

Posted by: scoob77 26th Feb 2009, 09:36pm

whats there now is loads of small business parks, plus youve got glenwood campus, which is part of langside college, and just in front of that is the castlemilk youth complex, which if i remember rightly, i was told the main gym hall from glenwood school is in there, which is where they do all the drama stuff, which i should know coz i was a member of the board and was also in the drama group! laugh.gif

Posted by: marina 26th Feb 2009, 11:32pm

i have very fond memories of the looking glass, my mum would buy me the wee tiny beanie dolls that were in what i can only describe as match boxes

Posted by: annie laurie 27th Feb 2009, 12:52am

tongue.gif Hello Marina,
Nice to see you posting again,
Sorry to hear you have been under the weather
Hope you are feeling a lot beetter,
I am sure reading all about Castlemilk
Brings back a lot of good memories,

Posted by: Macky 27th Feb 2009, 01:44am

high there i went to castleton from 67-74 then on to glenwood they say schooldays were the best of your lives didnt agree then but now yeah i had some great times at school i stayed at number 3 dougrie street at the bottom at the glenacre end used to have some great times growing up stayed in dougrie from 64 till 86 then moved up to birgidale road across from the complex

Posted by: scoob77 27th Feb 2009, 09:20am

is the birgidale complex still there??? i used to go there on my school lunch hour! laugh.gif

Posted by: witshisname 27th Feb 2009, 06:47pm

Joyce the Area between Tormusk & "Braeside'' is aww wee houses now,most if not all the tenements are gone.
I went for a walk in that area and got lost...lol,since i hadn't been up that way in almost 26yrs my sense of direction was off,thankfully as soon as I found the school I new where I was.
I don't have any siblings joyce,parents had me and that was it fer them....lol.

Marina I remember goin into the looking Glass nearly on a daily basis,from going in to see the toys,and seeing if the lassie would play the latest sex pistols song(she wouldn't) because of the lyrics..lol.
I even participated in a lego competition they held in their upstairs room(I didnae win) I guess my house design wasn't fancy enough...lol.
Another place in the Arcade I used to love going in was the pet shop,I always remember going in just to hear the Minor Bird speaking..I'm feelin hamesick noo sad.gif smile.gif

Posted by: witshisname 27th Feb 2009, 06:59pm

Maky here is a pic of the new Castleton primary.and the second pic is of Birgidale




 

Posted by: joycewilson 27th Feb 2009, 07:21pm

Hi Witshisname. Theres was also a wooded area from Tormusk to Blairbeth. I can remember a long sausage bridge being there...it frightened the life out of me that bridge...wonder if thats still there. I will really need to find time to go there one day an adventure for the grandkids is a good name for it eh? lol x

Posted by: witshisname 5th Mar 2009, 06:48pm

I found a web site with some fantastic old pics of Castlemilk,I didn't join the site seeing the pics was good enough for me.
My favourite pic is on the 3rd page,it's of the Auld Bookies up on Machrie road.My Dad used to work in there and it was great to see the"Bunker'' as I used to call it...lol,plus seeing the wee shops and auld tenements brought the memories flooding back.
Please check out the link below,perhaps your old street is posted.

http://travel.webshots.com/album/228304969zMJJov

Posted by: joycewilson 5th Mar 2009, 08:56pm

Thanks for that witshisname will deffo have a wee look at that xxxxxxx

Posted by: scoob77 7th Mar 2009, 09:10pm


here's an old pic that a mate of mine found, it was taken early 70s and you can see st margaret mary's in centre, grange is top right, just to the left is mitchellhill!!!! and at top left you can just see glenwood


Posted by: drumlad 11th Mar 2009, 07:52am

just to the left is mitchellhill!!!! .and i always thought they were the dougrie flats wub.gif

Posted by: Macky 12th Mar 2009, 10:07am

high there no they are the dougrie flats at the bottom left is castleton school just accross from st margaret marys brill photos great link witshisname and thanks for the photos of birgidale road and castleton

Posted by: scoob77 12th Mar 2009, 11:22am

ok, should have explained it more clearer! at top right is grange secondary, just to the left of there, top centre is mitchellhill primary!!! wub.gif

Posted by: witshisname 12th Mar 2009, 04:53pm

That's a fantastic pic Scoob,nice to see both my old schools in it(Glenwood & Castleton).
I think if a recent picture was taken we'd all be shocked,the Area has changed so much,I think the Dougrie flats & The Grange are the only things that haven't changed.

Posted by: scoob77 12th Mar 2009, 06:33pm

yeah i know, grange isn't there anymore, well not the one we know anyway!!! it changed it's name to castlemilk high school in 1990 when we took in pupils from glenwood when that closed down, but it's all changed now, this is what it looks like now!


Posted by: joycewilson 12th Mar 2009, 07:15pm

Amazing changes eh? Still got the memories though wub.gif

Posted by: witshisname 12th Mar 2009, 08:20pm

Scoob, Do you know why they closed Glenwood??? I've looked for Info on the Net but haven't found any reason.
All that was said was,students from Glenwood would be transferred to Castlemilk High.


Posted by: stuarty 12th Mar 2009, 09:36pm

they pulled the birgidale complex down last year as my cousion;s grandaughter had her holy communion party in there the same day as when we had the 2006 meet at the horseshoe bar in the may and a was home last october for about 5 weeks and loved every min of it . and if all is well a will get a few pics when up in october hoping to get there for atleast a month again wub.gif

Posted by: drumlad 13th Mar 2009, 08:12am

where abouts in surry are you,i was working down there a few years ago,i was in chertsy,easher,walton on thames and crawley.i worked in the same easte as cliff richard,took nearly 30mins to convince the guard on the gates to the private road that i was not a mad bomber rolleyes.gif because of my glasgow accent

Posted by: joycewilson 13th Mar 2009, 09:17am

Lol drumlad......accent dont do us good when away from home tongue.gif

Posted by: scoob77 13th Mar 2009, 02:02pm

QUOTE (witshisname @ 12th Mar 2009, 08:07pm) *
Scoob, Do you know why they closed Glenwood??? I've looked for Info on the Net but haven't found any reason.
All that was said was,students from Glenwood would be transferred to Castlemilk High.



wits, i found out from a friend of mine that went to glenwwod at that time that the reason it closed was because it was falling apart and it was cheaper just to pull it down than to do it up!!!!

Posted by: stuarty 13th Mar 2009, 06:16pm

QUOTE (drumlad @ 13th Mar 2009, 07:59am) *
where abouts in surry are you,i was working down there a few years ago,i was in chertsy,easher,walton on thames and crawley.i worked in the same easte as cliff richard,took nearly 30mins to convince the guard on the gates to the private road that i was not a mad bomber rolleyes.gif because of my glasgow accent
a sent you a PM ok wink.gif

Posted by: witshisname 14th Mar 2009, 05:37pm

QUOTE (scoob77 @ 13th Mar 2009, 02:49pm) *
wits, i found out from a friend of mine that went to glenwwod at that time that the reason it closed was because it was falling apart and it was cheaper just to pull it down than to do it up!!!!




Thanks Scoob,
I would never have guessed that,as it always looked a sturdy building.When i was going to Castleton Primary,the running joke was ''you could break into it with a tin opener''lol.
So I guess that's why they rebuilt it as well.

Posted by: joycewilson 14th Mar 2009, 06:18pm

Lol witshisname I remember that being said as well, shame to see it all change too though aint it? x rolleyes.gif

Posted by: Lynne Kumar 14th Mar 2009, 10:59pm

QUOTE (scoob77 @ 7th Mar 2009, 08:57pm) *

here's an old pic that a mate of mine found, it was taken early 70s and you can see st margaret mary's in centre, grange is top right, just to the left is mitchellhill!!!! and at top left you can just see glenwood

OMG Thanks for the memories. It feels like yesterday walking up and down that area, visiting friends and enjoying my time with them...Thanks Mickey Mouse

Posted by: saminacam 14th Mar 2009, 11:00pm

QUOTE (witshisname @ 20th Feb 2009, 07:48pm) *
The Old Neighbourhood sure has changed,My Auld Close is #64 just to the left of this pic Had friends who stayed on top floor of # 62 in late 70's.
the
garden in the pic used to have the most amazing Rose bushes in it(pinched a few) when they bloomed laugh.gif smile.gif


Roses? Must have been a newer tennant from when I lived there, (just above the "garden") it was mostly weeds then, courtesy of the Bradley's who lived in the ground flat.

Posted by: Lynne Kumar 14th Mar 2009, 11:02pm

QUOTE (joycewilson @ 26th Feb 2009, 08:38pm) *
Thanks Scoob thought they were both gone. x
Witshisname I just missed you at school then I left in 77, just got in touch with an old friend and neighbour whos in USA found her again on this site within 4 months of being on it. Was on Friends Reunited 4 yrs and never got her AMAZING this site........The place I would really like to go to is the wee wood between Tormusk and Machrie leading to the old Braeside......used to cross the wee burn there on my way to school.... be good to have a nosey might get round to that when the weather gets better x

Did you have any older brothers or sisters at Glenwood?

Hey Wee Joycie, You and I can take a stroll to Tormusk when I visit. It would be great. Irene needs it too. Wait for us and we can go down memory lane together...Micke Mouse

Posted by: Rabbie 18th Mar 2009, 11:41am

Hi folks,

Jist wondering if anyone remembers a lassie called Rosemary Savage, think she staying in Barlia Terrace, we where in same class in Braeside 67/68 and hud a wew crush oan each other. Like you do when yer 10 hehe.

Thankoos.

Posted by: witshisname 17th Apr 2009, 04:56pm

QUOTE (saminacam @ 15th Mar 2009, 12:29am) *
Roses? Must have been a newer tennant from when I lived there, (just above the "garden") it was mostly weeds then, courtesy of the Bradley's who lived in the ground flat.

I remember the Bradley's very well,as a kid I used to play footie behind my close and the ball would occasionally hit their wall,which would drive the wee wummin crazy.
In fact she got so mad one day that she came out and confronted me & the lad I was playing footie with,and took a swipe at me.
I almost gave her one back,but thought better of it.It wasn't long after that incident that they did a midnight flit.
The next family to move in was the Porch family,I knew Pauline Porch from #66 I think it was her older brother who got the ground floor apt at #62.

Posted by: bett 17th Apr 2009, 08:59pm

hi im bett
hello everyione this is my first posting and ii was born in the gorbals and a lot of people from there went to castlemilk we moved to denniston but i babysat for a family in the late 50's early 60s who moved to Balentay terrace(spelling?) there name was Mullen mum&dad Carry and Jimmy kids Kathleen Jim and Joseph there were twins after that but i stopped sitting then and dont remember thier names i often wonder how they all got on does anyone out there know them i would appreciate it if anyone can give me any information bett

Posted by: joycewilson 20th Apr 2009, 02:14am

Hi Bett sorry dont know them....am enjoying this site...Lynne no probs will go down memory lane with you xxxxx

Posted by: lostscot 23rd Apr 2009, 11:31pm

QUOTE (Rabbie @ 18th Mar 2009, 12:10pm) *
Hi folks,

Jist wondering if anyone remembers a lassie called Rosemary Savage, think she staying in Barlia Terrace, we where in same class in Braeside 67/68 and hud a wew crush oan each other. Like you do when yer 10 hehe.

Thankoos.


I know Rosemary Morris. She lives in Canada and will be in Scotland in May

Posted by: irnbru1970 24th Apr 2009, 11:17pm

Maggies ! or St Margaret Marys Secondary...


 

Posted by: irnbru1970 24th Apr 2009, 11:29pm

Mitchell Hill flats being built


 

Posted by: irnbru1970 24th Apr 2009, 11:34pm

one if the first images of Castlemilk in process of being built taken from Cathkin Braes - can anyone figure out what part of Castlemilk?


 

Posted by: scoob77 30th Apr 2009, 09:29am
















this was taken in 1971


Posted by: scoob77 30th Apr 2009, 09:34am







and heres another one, taken in 1956 while still being built!

Posted by: irnbru1970 30th Apr 2009, 08:53pm

that last one looks like its Castlemilk Drive and Dougrie Drive looking towards Glenacre Drive?

Posted by: scoob77 30th Apr 2009, 09:39pm

yeah i think it is, just where the community centre is, or should be, i dont think it had been built then! laugh.gif

Posted by: scoob77 13th May 2009, 10:15pm

can anybody help me out with this?? this was in a newspaper listing thing in november 1965, and it mentions how many schools there were, but me and my mate are confused on wit the 4th secondary is, as we only knew of 3!!!!!!!!!!







Posted by: witshisname 3rd Jun 2009, 07:35pm

Sorry Scoob77,I can only think of the 3 as well,I did a bit of looking around the web ,but couldn't find anything about a 4th school.

Posted by: fisherman 8th Jun 2009, 06:34pm

Hi Scobb 77 there were only three secondary schools in the Milk the only thing I can think off they might have counted as a fourth school was Maggie's was split in two before you went to the Maggie's everyone knows you spent the first year across the road the wee school next to the police station it turned into a nursery then social work dept


Posted by: scoob77 12th Jun 2009, 10:17pm




here's another oldie, april 1956, castlemilk drive/glenacre!


Posted by: scoob77 12th Jun 2009, 11:18pm



this believe it or not is ardencraig/tormusk in oct 1954!!!

Posted by: jeani 16th Jun 2009, 12:30am

hi wits, just noticed you'd replied back to my post back in feb,( sorry i'm just catchin up, been offline for months,) it was the photo of the snow scene (castlemilk drive, ) i lived next block down from you, and they were done up too, in fact they were done up again more recently,,,, jeani

Posted by: jeani 16th Jun 2009, 12:39am

scoob77 that was a brilliant photo of castlemilk drive in 1956,! my parents moved to castlemilk drive in 55/56 they were original tenants, i was only a baby so it was good to see what it was like then,,,,, jeani

Posted by: joycewilson 16th Jun 2009, 08:16pm

Hi all, brill to be able to see these old pics...brill site this. I lived in Castlemilk all my childhood and loved it went to braeside then Glenwood x

Posted by: BigJock 19th Jun 2009, 10:11pm

Some good images in here, I used to live at 9Machrie Road in the late fifties and went to Glenwood, of course 9Machrie is just an open field now but it was good to see the other pics, brought back memories.

Posted by: JohnClark 22nd Jun 2009, 09:46am

I grew up in Castlemilk. We moved there when I was three (1973). My Mum, Linda Clark (nee Campbell) was from Castlemilk, as my Grandparents (Colin and Marion Campbell) were amongst the first residents who lived in 173 Castlemilk Drive. When we first lived in Castlemilk, we lived at 382 Ardencraig Road, the close on the corner of Ardencraig Road, and Downcraig Road, where I attended St.Margaret Mary's Primary School (1974-1981)

In 1985 we moved down to 6 Ardencraig Terrace behind Bogany Terrace, and Castlemilk Drive, whilst I was attending St. Margaret Mary's Secondary School. (1981-1987).

I now live in Kilmarnock, but my folks still live up at the top end of Castlemilk Drive.

My Dad and my Grandpa Campbell were both bus drivers who both worked out of Langside Garage, and later Larkfield Garage, although my Grandpa later went on to become station Master at West Street Underground Station.

My Mum worked for Matthews Butchers both in Castlemilk Arcade, and Croftfoot Roundabout, and my Gran was one of the checkout ladies in Glabraiths (Templetons) round at the back of the shops near where the Oasis pub is/was.

So that's me.

Howdy.

Posted by: CAT 23rd Jun 2009, 01:02pm

Hi I'm not from castlemilk but I wonder if anyone know's or remembers an old friend of mine.

Her name is Belinda (linda ) McKenzie. She stayed at lainshaw drive with her parents and brother stuart. When she split from her husband she moved back to castlemilk round the corner from from her old house facing onto Carmunock Road. Belinda would be about 47 now. I've often wondered how she is. smile.gif

Posted by: torfootlass 23rd Jun 2009, 03:47pm

I lived in 6 Tormusk Drive from December 1956 till September 1962. I attended both Braeside and Glenwood. I started Braeside when it first opened in August 1957 and left there in June 1960 to go to Glenwood. I started Glenwood in August 1960 but unfortunately we moved away from Castlemilk in September 1962 to move to Easterhouse. Castlemilk was a great place to grow up and I never really settled in Easterhouse and left there in 1968 when I got married.

Posted by: Ann Onymous 24th Jun 2009, 12:30am

They shut Glenwood for no reason other than the greed of the property developer and politician.

Posted by: scoob77 24th Jun 2009, 01:02pm

i've got a friend that went to glenwood when it got shutdown and the reason it got shut is because it was falling apart, and rather doing repairs, it would have cost to much to do it up so it was cheaper to just tear it down!


i dont mind though, although it was cramped when some of them came up to my school, but if it hadn't have happenend i wouldn't have met my best friend! wub.gif

Posted by: *Elaine* 24th Jun 2009, 09:15pm

QUOTE (irnbru1970 @ 24th Apr 2009, 11:51pm) *
one if the first images of Castlemilk in process of being built taken from Cathkin Braes - can anyone figure out what part of Castlemilk?

It's the top end of Castlemilk. You can see Ardencraig Road, Castlemilk Drive, Stravanan Road and the surrounding areas. The schools hadn't been built then. Where did you get such a great photo?

Posted by: *Elaine* 24th Jun 2009, 09:37pm

QUOTE (scoob77 @ 13th May 2009, 10:32pm) *
can anybody help me out with this?? this was in a newspaper listing thing in november 1965, and it mentions how many schools there were, but me and my mate are confused on wit the 4th secondary is, as we only knew of 3!!!!!!!!!!

The four mentioned is St Margaret Mary's Secondary oppossite St Margaret Mary's Secondary, no I'm not being wide and please allow me to explain. At that time and up until 1970 the two schools in Dougrie Road were used. First and Second Years went to the one on the side of the Police Station and from 3rd upwards went to the one on the other side of the road. The St M M's on the side of the Police Station stopped being used I think around the end of 1970. Check out the photo of Maggies that's been uploaded to this site and you see the other St Mags oppossite at the end of the row of houses on Dougrie Road in the direction of the flats. Other schools seen in this brilliant photo are Grange Secondary at the top right near the top of Castlemilk Drive and you see Glenawood just slightly offset of the flats.

Posted by: Castlegirl 24th Jun 2009, 10:16pm

Scoob
Where did you get your photos? I'm looking for a book called Old Castlemilk and these photos are in the book, but I keep coming up against a brick wall (bloody hurts tae) I even contacted the publishers and they told me they never printed such a book, but they did coz me and my mates were looking thru it in a Rutherglen shop and it wiz ma ma's good intentions that stoapped me fae buying it. I went back the next day to buy the book, but it was gone and the shopkeeper told me he didn't know the book I was talking about, well these photos prove it does exist, but WHERE? Kin anywan help?

Posted by: Castlegirl 24th Jun 2009, 10:23pm

QUOTE (irnbru1970 @ 24th Apr 2009, 11:51pm) *
one if the first images of Castlemilk in process of being built taken from Cathkin Braes - can anyone figure out what part of Castlemilk?


Aye, a kin help yi. It's at the top end of Castlemilk. The long road is Ardencraig Road. I can see Stravanan Road tae and did yi notice nae schools wur built yet so it must be the 50's. You can also see Birgadale and Castlemilk Drive, Dougrie Road and all the areas in between. It's a great wee photo seeing it wiz taken before aw yon technology stuff wiz invented.

Posted by: Castlegirl 24th Jun 2009, 10:40pm

QUOTE (scoob77 @ 13th May 2009, 10:32pm) *
can anybody help me out with this?? this was in a newspaper listing thing in november 1965, and it mentions how many schools there were, but me and my mate are confused on wit the 4th secondary is, as we only knew of 3!!!!!!!!!!

The Castlegirl (well sumbudy awready hid my real name fur a registration) expert is at your service. The 4th school is St Margaret Mary's Secondary oppossite St Margaret Mary's Secondary! Naw, am no windin yi up coz the furst n second years went to the school next to the Polis Station and jist oppossite the bigger school and it wiz called St Margaret Mary's Secondary too. It wiz only lassies that attended the wee Maggie's and it stopped being used at the end of 1970. Naebody ever knew why 1st and 2nd years wur sent there back then. You can see the 4th school in the photos Scoobs uploaded, it's the wan next tae the polis station, near the flats and at the end of the row of hooses oan Dougrie Road. Hope this ansurs yur question and am happy tae of been of help tae yi. It's a long time ago now, but does anyone remember Big Betty McLeod the English teacher and Miss Swan the music teacher? Everyone wiz terrrrriffffiiieeeddd of them, well we hid discipline in them daze and they knew how to dish it out. They were oor teachers at wee Maggie's in 1970?



Posted by: scoob77 24th Jun 2009, 10:53pm

QUOTE (Castlegirl @ 24th Jun 2009, 10:33pm) *
Scoob
Where did you get your photos? I'm looking for a book called Old Castlemilk and these photos are in the book, but I keep coming up against a brick wall (bloody hurts tae) I even contacted the publishers and they told me they never printed such a book, but they did coz me and my mates were looking thru it in a Rutherglen shop and it wiz ma ma's good intentions that stoapped me fae buying it. I went back the next day to buy the book, but it was gone and the shopkeeper told me he didn't know the book I was talking about, well these photos prove it does exist, but WHERE? Kin anywan help?



i've got a mate on my bebo who's put loads of old photos up, not just of castlemilk but of glasgow itself, he said it was alright to copy them, so i have! laugh.gif

i don't know where he got them from, i'll have a word with him and find out

Posted by: castelgirl 25th Jun 2009, 11:40pm

QUOTE (Guest judgeswig * @ 7th Jan 2009, 01:39am) *
And the jannees name wiz Jim Bain.

Jim Bain Snr, former Jany of St Martins died in recent months. He was a great guy. I understand he was on holiday and collasped. Jean, his wife still can't get over it. Rest well Jimmy, yur still thot of.

Posted by: *Castlegirl* 25th Jun 2009, 11:45pm

QUOTE (scoob77 @ 24th Jun 2009, 11:10pm) *
i've got a mate on my bebo who's put loads of old photos up, not just of castlemilk but of glasgow itself, he said it was alright to copy them, so i have! laugh.gif

i don't know where he got them from, i'll have a word with him and find out

Cheers, Scoob, you're a wee darling.

Posted by: *Paul* 8th Jul 2009, 02:02am

I was just looking at photos of castlemilk where I grew up in babyland. Is St Maggies primary still there? or the secondry. Ive been away for 20yrs I heard they tore babyland down as well. I had some good times there from 1975-95.

Posted by: jimd1768 27th Jul 2009, 10:20pm

I have spent the past hour or so looking through the pics and it brings back loads of memories. I was born in Stravanan Rd. Went to St Martins Primary(73-80) and then onto St Margaret Marys(80 - 82). There is a pic wher I can see my house which is amazing because I was back a couple of years ago and the close is not there now, but a new house.
You have all done a great job of keeping the memories alive. Would love to come across someone I knew from my time there.
I now live and work in Ireland

Posted by: magz56 28th Jul 2009, 12:54pm

hi found this site by accident. i live in birgidale road ,the birgidale complex is still here also the 4th sec shool could have been st margaret mary`s annex which was next to st dominics pr.i went to st margaret mary`s sec but also went across the road for cookery in the building nxt to the police station.i have lived in c/milk for most of my life,we came from the gorbals in 1957 to stravavan rd then moved to birgidale in 1967

Posted by: witshisname 28th Jul 2009, 02:04pm

QUOTE (jeani @ 16th Jun 2009, 12:47am) *
hi wits, just noticed you'd replied back to my post back in feb,( sorry i'm just catchin up, been offline for months,) it was the photo of the snow scene (castlemilk drive, ) i lived next block down from you, and they were done up too, in fact they were done up again more recently,,,, jeani

Hi Jeani,what number did you live at?? perhaps I knew you or your family.I lived at #64 from 1970-1980.

Posted by: moonster 28th Jul 2009, 05:48pm

QUOTE (nutty @ 30th Sep 2007, [size=)
09:18am' post='160506']
Anyone stay in ardencraig terr facing glenwood school? dry.gif
[/size]i used to stay in number 6 arden craig terr

Posted by: Tailso 10th Aug 2009, 03:45pm

I lived in Dunagoil , my mum still lives in Castlemilk today .Nice passing through and looking at all the places we used to play.I was up the braes with my dog and even the change up there is huge.I remember the Brittish legion although i was to young to get in.my mum worked as a barstaff there and used to go down to the cage at the back for my lunch

Posted by: margie 6th Sep 2009, 05:20pm

Hi Does anyone remember a girl called Barbara who lived in Ardmaliesh cres. She worked in collins publishers in the sixtys and i think she married a guy called stuart also from castlemilk. His mates name was George and i think he lived in Ardencraig rd. Sorry i don,t remember their surnames. cheers Margie. rolleyes.gif

Posted by: margie 8th Sep 2009, 03:59pm

Hi All Just remembered Barbara,s second name was Mc Mahon. Does this ring a bell.cheers Margie mellow.gif

Posted by: Maria 19th Sep 2009, 09:26pm

Thanks to everyone for posting photos as I have none. My Mum lost all her photos some how over the years.

I lived in the Mitchelhill Flats from 1970 and went to Grange Sec School. My Ma was May Kerr and was friend with Helen Hamil. Tried tracking Janette down but no luck After my son was born I moved to a wee hoose on Ardmaleish St or Rd #1 (I think) lived right across from Carole Latta we still keep intouch, There was a BIG lady lived on ground floor named Isobel with her man, real sweet lady.

I have really enjoyed the pics and reading the posts it brings back memories :-)

If anyone would be interested in emailing me some I would really appreciate that so I can show my kids. If you send me a wee PM I can send you my email addy.
Thanks again biggrin.gif

Posted by: MARK MCKENZIE 4th Oct 2009, 08:31pm

QUOTE (CAT @ 23rd Jun 2009, 02:07pm) *
Hi I'm not from castlemilk but I wonder if anyone know's or remembers an old friend of mine.

Her name is Belinda (linda ) McKenzie. She stayed at lainshaw drive with her parents and brother stuart. When she split from her husband she moved back to castlemilk round the corner from from her old house facing onto Carmunock Road. Belinda would be about 47 now. I've often wondered how she is. smile.gif



Hi,

The above are my cousins which have lost contact with did you ever find a location for them?

mark mckenzie

Posted by: joycewilson 28th Oct 2009, 10:03pm

Great site this brill information too.
mark have seen a few folk looking for Belinda, i went to Glenwood with her but have no idea whats shes up to now looked on friends reunited but shes not on there biggrin.gif

Posted by: jeani 3rd Jan 2010, 02:56am

QUOTE (witshisname @ 28th Jul 2009, 08:02pm) *
Hi Jeani,what number did you live at?? perhaps I knew you or your family.I lived at #64 from 1970-1980.

hi whitshisname, sorry just gettin back to your question way back in july ! but my comps been crashed for months, i lived at no, 50 in cassie drive, folks name campbell, my mum n dad were original tenents in that close from 1955, n lived there a their days, ,,,, jeani

Posted by: joycewilson 3rd Jan 2010, 04:21pm

Good to see folks adding here...I have great memories of my childhood in Castlemilk.....dont know if anyone would know my older brothers and sisters Janette, Grace, Chic, Norma or John Wilson we all went to Braeside then Glenwood Schools?

Posted by: Castlegirl 3rd Jan 2010, 09:09pm

Everyone writes about how womderful Castlemilk was and what a great place it was to live in and I wholeheartedly agree. It's just a real shame, however, long term Milkies gave the property developer a licence to do as they please and deliberately run down the housing stock and tear up their beautiful green space. Regeneration is just another word for greed. Regeneration is just part of the same Captialist plans and city clearance was committed on ordinary folks in the same way the Highland Clearance committed.










Posted by: joycewilson 12th Jan 2010, 09:21pm

Suppose everything changes Castlegirl...came a time when long term residents wanted out of castlemilk...now it has become a nicer place for the ones who stayed they have got nicer houses where they want to stay.
My Mum left there in the late 70s still talks about when she got her flat in castlemilk from a room and kitchen in the Gallowgate and said it was a godsend to get a place like that!
Changes eh!

Posted by: scoob77 8th Feb 2010, 09:34pm

does anybody know when grange secondary (castlemilk high now) was built??? just wondering if it was done the same time as castlemilk was being made or done later.


any info greatly welcomed smile.gif


scoob

Posted by: rondo 9th Feb 2010, 10:40pm

QUOTE (Castlegirl @ 24th Jun 2009, 10:14pm) *
Scoob
Where did you get your photos? I'm looking for a book called Old Castlemilk and these photos are in the book, but I keep coming up against a brick wall (bloody hurts tae) I even contacted the publishers and they told me they never printed such a book, but they did coz me and my mates were looking thru it in a Rutherglen shop and it wiz ma ma's good intentions that stoapped me fae buying it. I went back the next day to buy the book, but it was gone and the shopkeeper told me he didn't know the book I was talking about, well these photos prove it does exist, but WHERE? Kin anywan help?


castlegirl you get the book in smithies still think its about 6.oo quid failing that try the bookworld shop in suchiehall st as they had it wen i was last in good luck

Posted by: *John* 27th Feb 2010, 09:22am

From the previous posts I can see that most, if not all, are from Castlemilk. I am looking for photo's of the old Castlemilk Group called The Hitch-Hikers. Can anyone help please?

Posted by: torfootlass 9th Mar 2010, 03:53pm

I moved away from Castlemilk in Sept, 1962 and the Grange Sec was not there then. When I left St Margaret Mary's Sec.had just opened. I went to Glenwood from 1960 till 62. Before that I went to Braeside.

Posted by: witshisname 9th Mar 2010, 05:10pm

QUOTE (*Paul* @ 8th Jul 2009, 02:19am) *
I was just looking at photos of castlemilk where I grew up in babyland. Is St Maggies primary still there? or the secondry. Ive been away for 20yrs I heard they tore babyland down as well. I had some good times there from 1975-95.

Hi Paul,I think the Primary school is gone,but Maggies Secondary school is still there.They demolished the Auld Maggies and erected a brand new School,here is a pic I took when I was back in 2006.


 

Posted by: castlemilkbhoy85 11th Mar 2010, 09:00pm

awrite people ave stayed in cmilk aw ma life (25 years) and the place has changed a lot but it is a still a great place tae live wae a lot a character i currently stay on the drive n aw yer auld photos are brill think my close is one of the only ones still standin lol

a wiz wondering if anybody oan this new my mum patricia milligan who grew up in ballantay in the 70s or any the milligans from balantay my grandas name was wullie and grannys was mary my mum has 4 sisters mary annie margret and catherine and 2 brothers john and william does any the names ring a bell

also my dad was from ardencraig his name is peter cassidy and has 3 bros brian john and terry and 1 sister rosemarie if anyone remembers them let me know thanks

Posted by: joycewilson 11th Mar 2010, 09:27pm

HI Castlemilkbhoy I was in Castlemilk the time your asking about I was in Tormusk, I will ask my brother when I see him on Sat if he remembers any of the family Milligan rings a bell somewhere, Im 48 my brother is 51 and I am sure he will remember someone....

Posted by: castlemilkbhoy85 12th Mar 2010, 12:37pm

cheers joyce that would be brill my mum would have been 46 this year so about the same age thanks

Posted by: Gallusbisom 12th Mar 2010, 08:05pm

Hi, does anyone out there remember any Barbours from Castlemilk?


Thanks, G B

Posted by: stuarty 12th Mar 2010, 08:37pm

QUOTE (castlemilkbhoy85 @ 11th Mar 2010, 09:17pm) *
awrite people ave stayed in cmilk aw ma life (25 years) and the place has changed a lot but it is a still a great place tae live wae a lot a character i currently stay on the drive n aw yer auld photos are brill think my close is one of the only ones still standin lol

a wiz wondering if anybody oan this new my mum patricia milligan who grew up in ballantay in the 70s or any the milligans from balantay my grandas name was wullie and grannys was mary my mum has 4 sisters mary annie margret and catherine and 2 brothers john and william does any the names ring a bell

also my dad was from ardencraig his name is peter cassidy and has 3 bros brian john and terry and 1 sister rosemarie if anyone remembers them let me know thanks
is rose marie 52 if so she was in my class at school at st margaret mary's but we were only class pals no pal pals if you get my gist

Posted by: stuarty 12th Mar 2010, 08:41pm

QUOTE (scoob77 @ 8th Feb 2010, 09:51pm) *
does anybody know when grange secondary (castlemilk high now) was built??? just wondering if it was done the same time as castlemilk was being made or done later.


any info greatly welcomed smile.gif


scoob
my das pal bill keen helped build it in the 1970ies as he would come doon for a cuppa tea or a swally every noo and again my neices went to it when it was called grange

Posted by: castlemilkbhoy85 12th Mar 2010, 09:36pm

QUOTE (Gallusbisom @ 12th Mar 2010, 08:22pm) *
Hi, does anyone out there remember any Barbours from Castlemilk?


Thanks, G B


hi there g b there is barbours in castlemilk to this day if thats who you are talking about they stay on the drive i am pals wae jamie barbour who is about 19 or 20 odd

Posted by: castlemilkbhoy85 12th Mar 2010, 09:37pm

QUOTE (stuarty @ 12th Mar 2010, 08:54pm) *
is rose marie 52 if so she was in my class at school at st margaret mary's but we were only class pals no pal pals if you get my gist


aye that will be her stuarty cheers

Posted by: joycewilson 30th Apr 2010, 07:21am

Hi castlemilkbhoy. The name Mary Milligan rings a bell with me, we stayed in Tormusk Road, was is she around 50?
think she was a yr or so older than myself....

Posted by: Gallusbisom 30th Apr 2010, 05:25pm

Hi Castlemilkbhoy, odds on that would be a relie of mine. I think his g/da had an accident at the docks. His g/da's brother's name was Edward. Would love to know if he is interested in getting in touch. G B

Posted by: Garyt 3rd May 2010, 06:01pm

Hi all my name is Garyt lived in C/milk all my days Picture from house where i was born in the 60s only moved out because they wanted to pull my house down. Dont know who took pic ? I went to braeside then Glenwood 1980-84

Posted by: TOMANDGERRYSMUME 25th Jan 2011, 09:50pm

Hello, My Papa and Nana lived at 64 Castlemilk Drive up to late 70's.Papa was John Nana was Isa .Their Surmane was Mitchell.We used to spend some of our hoildays with them, we lived in England.They lived on the second floor up.Does anyone remember them?Papa worked in a woodyard.He lost half his index finger at work.Remember Alex the ice cream man? biggrin.gif

Posted by: TOMANDGERRYSMUME 25th Jan 2011, 09:59pm

my sister used to have a boyfriend called Steven Bowman n the 70's.She used to hang round with him when we came up from england.Think he lived further down Castlemilk Drive.My Nana and Papa lived at 64 x

Posted by: Tracy Stormrod 9th Feb 2011, 10:52pm

Hi all..... wow thanks so much for the memories... i remember the Looking Glass and i loved it so much.. i used to buy the paper scraps for my scrap book .. and i also loved to get the paper "dolls" with the paper clothes that had little tabs on them that you could fold over and put over the "doll".... i loved that.. haha...

I also loved the Victor chippie and i remember them frying by candlelight in power cuts often..... looking at those photos also brought back the memory of me winning an easter drawing competition .. i drew a bunny and it was brilliant... i was recently back in castlemilk and it was so strange... its changed so much and i was surprised bu how much smaller it looked... i remember as a kid Castlemilk drive looked absolutely huge but it wasnt really... strange how the world appears 100x bigger when you're a kid.. thank you for those pictures.. they have made my night... biggrin.gif

Tracy




 

Posted by: angela blue 16th Feb 2011, 10:00am

QUOTE (marina @ 26th Feb 2009, 10:55pm) *
i have very fond memories of the looking glass, my mum would buy me the wee tiny beanie dolls that were in what i can only describe as match boxes

the looking glass! Me and my bro johnnie blue luuuuuved that shop, was an alladins cave, never ending, lol, poured over star wars figures for hours :-) lived in glenacre drive, sad to go along that way now

Posted by: witshisname 2nd Apr 2011, 10:58pm

QUOTE (TOMANDGERRYSMUME @ 25th Jan 2011, 10:07pm) *
Hello, My Papa and Nana lived at 64 Castlemilk Drive up to late 70's.Papa was John Nana was Isa .Their Surmane was Mitchell.We used to spend some of our hoildays with them, we lived in England.They lived on the second floor up.Does anyone remember them?Papa worked in a woodyard.He lost half his index finger at work.Remember Alex the ice cream man? biggrin.gif

Hi TOMANDGERRYSMUME, I remember the Mitchell's very well as I lived downstairs from them,I remember they had a couple of Granddaughter's who would come and visit them occasionally,Mrs Mitchell would give us homemade Ice Lollies and we would go walk around the open area behind #64..it was good fun.

I remember them moving away,but I don't know where too..wherever it was I hope they had a good life.

Posted by: *john* 3rd May 2011, 08:35am

QUOTE (TOMANDGERRYSMUME @ 25th Jan 2011, 09:58pm) *
Hello, My Papa and Nana lived at 64 Castlemilk Drive up to late 70's.Papa was John Nana was Isa .Their Surmane was Mitchell.We used to spend some of our hoildays with them, we lived in England.They lived on the second floor up.Does anyone remember them?Papa worked in a woodyard.He lost half his index finger at work.Remember Alex the ice cream man? biggrin.gif

I remember Jock i lived ground flat did you stay Bridlington are you Ians CHILDREN john

Posted by: E Slick 29th May 2011, 01:03am

Hi, Im looking for some info on a couple who lived in number 56 Birgidale Road around 1982. Forsyth was their name and the woman would have been Janice. She will be 50 - 51 now.
any info would be great

Posted by: john mccann 29th May 2011, 01:07pm

I Remember Jock and Isa Mitchell i stayed down the bottom flat also knew Ian who moved to Bridlington hows is Ian he used to play the bagpipes every New Year.

Posted by: ticktock 30th May 2011, 09:56am

Hello, i wonder if any of you will be able to help me for my search for a couple who lived in Castlemilk in the 80's. Please can you let me know if you recall who lived in number 56 Birgidale Road around 1982. Surname Forsyth, womans name Janice. she will be around 50 - 51 now. any info would be greatly appreciated as i think i may be related to them

Posted by: Guest 7th Jun 2011, 02:22pm

QUOTE (witshisname @ 2nd Apr 2011, 11:06pm) *
Hi TOMANDGERRYSMUME, I remember the Mitchell's very well as I lived downstairs from them,I remember they had a couple of Granddaughter's who would come and visit them occasionally,Mrs Mitchell would give us homemade Ice Lollies and we would go walk around the open area behind #64..it was good fun.

I remember them moving away,but I don't know where too..wherever it was I hope they had a good life.

I wonder are you Ian Mitchells family John




Posted by: JAGZ1876 26th Jun 2011, 09:37pm

QUOTE (scoob77 @ 8th Feb 2010, 09:27pm) *
does anybody know when grange secondary (castlemilk high now) was built??? just wondering if it was done the same time as castlemilk was being made or done later.


any info greatly welcomed smile.gif


scoob


Scoob, Grange Secondary opened in August 1968.

Posted by: witshisname 11th Aug 2011, 06:53pm

QUOTE (Guest @ 7th Jun 2011, 03:08pm) *
I wonder are you Ian Mitchells family John



I am not related to the Mitchell's they were just my upstairs neighbours,My aunt & uncle stayed below them with my cousins Ian & Linda,we moved into #64 1 up in 1970 when My Aunt & Uncle bought a house.

Posted by: Peter Ross 30th Aug 2011, 11:01pm

Hello. My name is Peter Ross. I'm a journalist with Scotland On Sunday. I'm working on a story in which I am trying to identify and interview the four boys in Oscar Marzaroli's iconic 1963 photograph Castlemilk Lads, which you can see here:

http://www.faslondon.com/work/Oscar_Marzaroli_31454.aspx

I am in touch with the boy at the front of the picture (now a man in his early sixties) but still need to find the rest. Can anyone help or suggest any leads please? These boys would have been 14 in 1963 and they were all pupils at Glenwood Secondary at Castlemilk. It's possible that the boy looking straight at camera and leaning on his pal's shoulder is called Peter Jackson. But I don't know that for sure.

I really want to make this story work as I think it could be a fascinating tale. If anyone can and would like to help, please email me at peter.ross@scotlandonsunday.com

Many thanks,
Peter

Posted by: scoob77 31st Aug 2011, 06:17am

peter

would you mind if i posted the link on facebook as i am on a few groups all about castlemilk in the old days......see if anyone there might recognise the faces.....

Posted by: Peter Ross 31st Aug 2011, 06:43am

Please go ahead and post it on Facebook if you like. Thank you. Peter

Posted by: Scotsman 31st Aug 2011, 10:49am

Is there a local newspaper for Castlemilk? Might be worth an advert?

Or what about putting up a couple of big posters of the photo in the Braes shopping centre and offering a small reward if anyone can give the identity of any of these cheeky chappies?

Best of luck!!

Posted by: scoob77 31st Aug 2011, 01:40pm

i've posted this on facebook for you....i'll let you know if i get any replies smile.gif

Posted by: Peter Ross 31st Aug 2011, 02:58pm

Thank you everyone for your help so far. I did put up some posters a while back, which is how I managed to find the first boy. I'm planning to go back soon and hand out flyers.

Posted by: scoob77 2nd Sep 2011, 09:07pm

does anyone recognise the man in this pic???? i'm hoping someone on here knows as i got no response on fb!!!!



Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:11am

Glenwood Secondary School 1980s

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:12am

Castlemilk Police Station 1980s

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:14am


Machrie 1958

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:17am

Bridge and Monkey Puzzle Tree


Castlemilk Drive 1989



2009 Castlemilk Swimming Pool

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:18am

2010 Castlemilk Drive just at Machrie

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:20am

Castlemilk Swimming Pool 1990

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:23am

The Lake July 2010


Castlemilk Bridge 2008

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:25am

Hole in the wall

Tormusk Road 2010

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:28am


Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:29am

Castlemilk drive at Grange Secondary School


Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:31am

Bogany Terrace at Castlemilk Drive 1980s

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:33am

Dougrie Road 2003

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:34am

Castlemilk Falls at the Lake

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:35am


Tormusk Drive leading to Scarrel 1980s

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:37am

Tormusk Drive leading to Scarrel 2010

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:38am

Hoddam Avenue 2004


Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:39am

Tormusk Shops

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:43am

Castlemilk House

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 11:45am


State Cinema

Posted by: joycewilson 4th Sep 2011, 12:02pm

I have set up a page on Facebook Castlemilk....Past And Present everyones welcome....

Posted by: GG 4th Sep 2011, 12:03pm

Thanks, Joyce. A great selection of photos!

GG.

Posted by: Glesga Geek 9th Sep 2011, 10:03am

QUOTE (joycewilson @ 4th Sep 2011, 12:21pm) *

Tormusk Drive leading to Scarrel 1980s


This pic has brought back a lot of memories!!


I am sure a family called the Maguires lived in that house. Their son Gary was in my class at school at St Dominics, but tragically drowned in the resevoir in the Cathkin Braes when we were around 9 or 10 - 1979/1980.

I still think of Gary - he was a really nice guy always had a smile!

Posted by: Glesga Geek 9th Sep 2011, 10:45am

Some images that I have found across the internet over the years of Castlemilk, apologies if there are any reposts.

St Bartholomews 1950s?
St Dominics 1958
St Margaret Marys Secondary School 1971, (Maggies !)

Castlemilk from the Braes - Looking at Tormusk & Ardencraig Rod area 1950s

Building the Flats 1958 - but which flats? Mitchell ?

Bogany Flats being demolished - 1980s?










 

 

Posted by: scoob77 10th Sep 2011, 01:24pm

the flats being built were dougrie flats.....done late 60's early 70's i think......and bogany flats was demolished 92/93 if i remember rightly coz i remember watching it from my granny's flat in dougrie flats smile.gif

Posted by: JAGZ1876 12th Sep 2011, 10:14am

If the picture of the flats being built is 1958, then it is Mitchell hill flats, as Dougrie Heights were not built until 1962.

Posted by: scoob77 12th Sep 2011, 05:23pm

it's definitely dougrie being built coz you can see glenacre in the back ground

Posted by: JAGZ1876 12th Sep 2011, 06:54pm

Then the photo couldn't have been taken in 1958 as Glesga Geek thought, it would have been taken in the early 60s.

Posted by: Glesga Geek 13th Sep 2011, 11:23am

hi,

The years could be wrong as I am only going along with what was captioned against them when I came across them on the internet.

But as to the building of Dougrie - according to the official planning maps Dougrie was already built by 1955 but the flats (called Waterbank Heights!)were built between 1965 and 1975.

Looking at the maps - I see that the path between the bowling greens and the healthcentre is actually an old roadway leading straight to Castlemilk House in use at least as far back as the earliest detailed map of 1860 !

Infact there looks to be an old lodge right where the Youth Centre stands now and it came down between 1965 and 1975 ! What destruction! I truely dont understand why they would tear down a historic building to build a Youth Centre! Does anyone have any photos of the lodge?


Posted by: Glesga Geek 13th Sep 2011, 11:25am

Found another pic that I had on my hard drive !

Dont know where I got it from - or why certain areas are highlighted !

I know the direction of where the photograph was took and the what the streets are - but I wont spoil it for you - as its fun to work it out. It looks to be taken before Castlemilk was fully built...


 

Posted by: JAGZ1876 13th Sep 2011, 02:16pm

It was taken over the hole in the wall looking west in 1959, the purple shaded area is Ardencraig St, the yellow area is Drakemyre/ Raithburn area of the Valley. You can see Dougrie Rd and the area where the high flats in Dougrie Pl would be built between 1962/64.

Posted by: scoob77 13th Sep 2011, 06:06pm

youth centre?? do you mean the one in ardencraig??? coz that's on where glenwood school used to be...

Posted by: Glesga Geek 14th Sep 2011, 10:46am

hi,

the youth centre I mean is the one that used to be there and is now Cojac? that was at the shopping centre -

its the path in between the sports centre and Cojac and it leads to where Castlemilk House used to stand.
You can see it on the googlemaps link below:

http://g.co/maps/h7mjp

I will see if I can get some of the old maps posted...

Posted by: Peter Ross 21st Sep 2011, 09:04am

Hello. I'm Peter Ross, the journalist with Scotland On Sunday who is trying to find the boys in Oscar Marzaroli's 1963 photograph The Castlemilk Lads, which I have now attached. I am hearing that the boy second from the left as you look at the picture is called Robbie Love and that he and his family lived at 34 Stravanen Drive in the 1960s but moved to England at some point. I think he may have had an older brother, William, who drowned.

I would really like to get in touch with Robbie, who should now be in his early sixties, or anyone from the Love family. Does anyone know where they are?

Best wishes,

Peter

peter.ross@scotlandonsunday.com


 

Posted by: Glesga Geek 10th Oct 2011, 10:26pm

Riot at Grange Secondary School ?

Just read in the Sunday Post of a riot by school kids in Oct 1974 ? After the teachers went on strike over wages?

They smashed windows and damaged cars!

Does anyone remember this?

Posted by: shamie 18th Nov 2011, 09:23pm

hi joyce ,great pictures of the old castle and pond.Iwas encarcerated in the home during and after the war,love to join your page shamie

Posted by: odewin jones 30th Jan 2012, 01:57am

QUOTE (Glesga Geek @ 10th Oct 2011, 09:42pm) *
Riot at Grange Secondary School ?

Just read in the Sunday Post of a riot by school kids in Oct 1974 ? After the teachers went on strike over wages?

They smashed windows and damaged cars!

Does anyone remember this?

The riot at Grange secondary school lasted for three days and were a very frightning experience for some of the first year kids including myself. I remember feeling that at least one of the teachers had inspired the older pupils to take direct action and remember a comment some thing like ' they wouldn't know whats hit them if the pupils go on strike'.

During the riot the pupils went berzerk, on the afternoon of the first day kids gathered in gangs and refused to report for lessons; the teachers then came out and disperrsed the groups and all ended peacefully. On the second day the morning break was interupted as gangs of older pupils began breaking the school windows and targeting the cars of the teachers who were not very popular - we were again dispersed and sent home at lunch time.

The third day began with school assembly, this was unusual and normally only reserved for the end of term break. the head teacher addressed the school and appealled for peace - there was much unease during the morning break and although there was no trouble some of the older kids were planing a riot. As the school regrouped in the afternoon there was another refusal to report for lessons. Teachers came out to try to calm the kids but this time the riot escalated and some teachers were attacked, the school gates were chain locked by the kids, large dustbins were used to baracade the gates and these were set on fire, more windows were broken and more cars were smashed up. kids threw stones at teachers and taunted them with sticks. When the police arrived they were stoned. The fire brigade put out the flaming bins and cut the gates opened and the kids dispersed as van loads of police entered our school.

The ring leaders got expelled and we were all given severe warnings.

The riots came on the back of a hellish begining to my first year; the term had begun in august and the three primary schools who made up the secondary and who had joined the first year were at war with each other; on the first day my classmate from primary was beaten and kicked unconcious by kids from another primary; the kid who was battered came from a tough family and his elder siblings banded together to take on the kids who had beaten him - this exploded into a school and family feud and was a major contributing factor to the riot that followed a few weeks later.

The saddest thing that came out of this event was that the kid who was beaten unconcious when he was only twelve died suddenly when he was seventeen, he died of a brain hemmorage and i\ have never had any doubt that it was related to the reception he recieved during his first day at Grange.

For all its faults, and there were many, we did benifit from some dedicated teachers who tried really hard for us; most of the pupils were decent kids and the troubles were a reflection of the high unemployment and social derivation that were part of growing up in castlemilk in the 70's

odewin jones

Posted by: odewin jones 30th Jan 2012, 02:43am

QUOTE (Gallusbisom @ 12th Mar 2010, 07:21pm) *
Hi, does anyone out there remember any Barbours from Castlemilk?


Thanks, G B

There was a girl called Lorrain Barbour who lived in Ardencraig Street throughout the mid seventies, she would have been a young teenager at this time. Hope this helps.

Posted by: joycewilson 30th Jan 2012, 02:16pm

This was taken at The Roundabout at Castlemilk/ Croftfoot on 13th Jan 2012.

Posted by: joycewilson 30th Jan 2012, 02:18pm

The Roundabout at Castlemilk/Croftfoot. Taken 13yh Jan 2012

Posted by: joycewilson 30th Jan 2012, 03:02pm

Roundabout at Castlemilk/Croftfoot. Taken Jan 2012

Posted by: joycewilson 30th Jan 2012, 03:04pm

The Crossroads at Castlemilk Road/Drive. Taken Jan 2012

Posted by: Guest 19th Feb 2012, 02:54pm

Fantastic photographs & banter too, I have been away from "The Milk" for a long time - lived at 282 Ardencraig Road (very top of the drive & on your right)
Remember the Barbours from Ardencraig Road (James used to hang around with Burnsy
Does anyone know what became of Linda Kennedy (ex of Ardencraig Quad & my first real crush) - Think she moved to Pollock
I left Glasgow in 85 to join the forces attended Windlaw & Grange

Posted by: Asmodeus1188 20th Feb 2012, 08:28pm

QUOTE (Glesga Geek @ 10th Oct 2011, 09:31pm) *
Riot at Grange Secondary School ?

Just read in the Sunday Post of a riot by school kids in Oct 1974 ? After the teachers went on strike over wages?

They smashed windows and damaged cars!

Does anyone remember this?

I vaguely remember cookers across the front gate...I think!

Posted by: Asmodeus1188 20th Feb 2012, 08:33pm

QUOTE (witshisname @ 30th Apr 2006, 02:49pm) *
Here ye go stewart last pic for now.
it's a pic of the close's bein torn down on Birgidale.

Anyone remember the Bain family from Birgidale, or Dowie, or Lex McInally

Posted by: joycewilson 20th Feb 2012, 09:38pm


Posted by: joycewilson 20th Feb 2012, 09:44pm


Dougrie Drive. Sept 2011.

Posted by: joycewilson 20th Feb 2012, 09:46pm


Dougrie Drive. Taken Sept 2011. Castlemilk Shopping Arcade on the right hand side.

Posted by: joycewilson 20th Feb 2012, 09:47pm


Castlemilk Housing Office just at Dougrie. Taken Sept 2011.

Posted by: joycewilson 20th Feb 2012, 09:49pm


Dougrie Road, where the swing park used to be. Taken Sept 2011.

Posted by: joycewilson 20th Feb 2012, 09:51pm


Looking along Dougrie Road towards the Swimming Baths. Taken Sept 2011.

Posted by: Rabbie 23rd Feb 2012, 02:13pm


BRAESIDE PRIMARY, GLASGOW_1967

I wonder if any our Milkies recognise any of the wee rascals in the piccie?

I am trying to recall the Lady teachers name, but to my eternal shame it eludes me. I ended up in this lovely lassies charge after making The Auld Greybags life misery for a few months. The change of class was a breath of fresh air as this lassie was a real wee gem, both kind and pateint. I think her main forte was that as a music teacher, but like most lady primary teachers in those days they did just about everything and were good at it too, with the odd exception or twa.

Oh deary me, now moving onto Miss Grey, a wee tale lies herewithin and is not for those of a nervous disposition. smile.gif

Miss Grey was, to put it mildly, a severe crone with her own unique and unorthadox views on teaching and discipline. These days, she would have been secreted away in a senior persons holiday home for an indeterminate period. Rumour had it she acquired her talents whilst training in a German PoW Camp.

If you can conjure up an image of a vertically challanged female Frankenstien akin to a cross between; Joan Sanderson, Ena Sharples and our beloved Margeret Thatcher, with the temperament of a rabid pitbull wi a banger up its erse, yer not too far aff the mark.

She always presented herself in a worn oot purple tartan tweed twin set and sensible shoes, for erse kicking duties. Many of the weans were quite feart of her due to her frequent verbal outbursts and desk thumping antics when ye messed up yer one times table or got yer spelling wrang during her seemingly constant dictation lessons. This Lady did little to ensure that the learning was a pleasant process. Whilst in her gentle care I learned two things.

1) The Square Root of nothing = Zero.
2) Exponential curves. Think of this as a negative curve plotted as Knowledge Gained v Time spent in her class.

Complicated stuff for a wayward 10 year old. Come tae think of it they still do ma hied in.

Fortunately, my long suffering classmates were spared the bulk of her delightful attentions as I was normally the subject of those; a ruler across the hands, slaps across the back of legs or erse were not uncommon and I was usually invited to the front of the class to receive these, cheap entertainment for my class assocaites. The scene would elicit giggles from the lassies, evil mares!
Oh and just to rub it in and atone for my sins, I had to thank her. Nothing wrang with wi a wee bit of good manners, ah suppose. laugh.gif

I cannot recall Miss Grey ever using the strap, she was certainly a more "hands on" type of person and was not backward at doing so. She was not all bad really, she did have her more human moments.
She was a brillaint orator and deid brainy at History and delivered this subject with great imperturbability and clarity. I always remember her tale of Barlass Kate and Kate's attempts to prevent the assassination of King James 1st of Scotland. Judging by Miss Grey's seniority, this was quite possibly a first hand account of those events.

Posted by: gina 28th Mar 2012, 09:15pm

QUOTE (scoob77 @ 2nd Sep 2011, 09:12pm) *
does anyone recognise the man in this pic???? i'm hoping someone on here knows as i got no response on fb!!!!



HI THATS BETTY AND JOHN MCFAULDS

Posted by: weesue 2nd Apr 2012, 03:19pm

Hi Guys
Here's my latest Castlemilk History Video... New updated photos...
It's called Castlemilk Through The Ages...

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqsOCf6RlqQ

Posted by: scoob77 10th Apr 2012, 03:10pm

QUOTE (gina @ 28th Mar 2012, 10:20pm) *
HI THATS BETTY AND JOHN MCFAULDS



thanks for the response but i have since found out that they are called tamburrinni ....and they were my auntie and uncle and my auntie was called irene smile.gif

Posted by: joycewilson 18th Apr 2012, 06:43pm






Dougrie Road. Taken April 2012.

Posted by: margie 18th Apr 2012, 08:50pm

Hi All, Does anyone remember a guy called Andy Hutchison . He lived in Birgidale rd. I think his aunty lived in Stravanen rd. but don,t remember her name. cheers Margie.

Posted by: GG 25th Jun 2012, 05:00pm

QUOTE (Peter Ross @ 31st Aug 2011, 12:16am) *
Hello. My name is Peter Ross. I'm a journalist with Scotland On Sunday. I'm working on a story in which I am trying to identify and interview the four boys in Oscar Marzaroli's iconic 1963 photograph Castlemilk Lads, which you can see here:

http://www.nationalgalleries.org/collection/artists-a-z/M/4064/artistName/Oscar%20Marzaroli/recordId/10487

I am in touch with the boy at the front of the picture (now a man in his early sixties) but still need to find the rest. Can anyone help or suggest any leads please? These boys would have been 14 in 1963 and they were all pupils at Glenwood Secondary at Castlemilk. It's possible that the boy looking straight at camera and leaning on his pal's shoulder is called Peter Jackson. But I don't know that for sure.

I really want to make this story work as I think it could be a fascinating tale. If anyone can and would like to help, please email me at peter.ross@scotlandonsunday.com

Many thanks,
Peter

Well done, Peter; you found them!

QUOTE
[...] The faces of the boys, then, are famous, but they themselves remained unknown. Marzaroli did not take their names. He did not wish to intrude beyond taking the photograph. Yet, as the poet Edwin Morgan put it in 1984, “It is impossible not to wonder what the Castlemilk Lads are like today”. And as the years have passed, this instinct has grown ever stronger. Are they alive? Have they had good lives? Whatever happened to the Castlemilk Lads?

LAST year, I decided to find out. I put up posters around Castlemilk, forlorn notices of the sort one might make for a lost cat. One day a message was left on my phone by a woman called Emily. I think, she said, you are looking for my brother. [...]

Full article below – a great read:
http://www.scotsman.com/scotland-on-sunday/scotland/whatever-happened-to-the-castlemilk-lads-1-2373401

GG.

Posted by: joycewilson 26th Jun 2012, 07:55am

Amazing Story, great result!

Posted by: joycewilson 26th Jun 2012, 07:56am

50 years on....

Posted by: pumps100 26th Jun 2012, 08:17am

I read the whole Scotland on Sunday article. Really excellent. It would however have been helpful to have the original photo displayed within the article.

I was born just down the road from Castlemilk (in Croftfoot) in 1957 which must have been while the scheme was going up.



Regards

Ian

Posted by: joycewilson 26th Jun 2012, 04:48pm

I thought it was a great article and well done to Peter Ross for not giving up on it till he found the boys ( now men) x x

Posted by: annmcpherson 14th Jul 2012, 10:50pm

Hi Finding the Castlemilk sight really interesting. Does anyone know Mary Bremner's family who lived at 71 Castlemilk Drive in or around 1973. Trying to trace my husbands family and Mary is sister to John McPherson who is my husbands Dad. The McPherson family all originally came from 164 Sandyfaulds Street, Gorbals. I noticed on my last visit up to Castlemilk Drive that number 71 has been demolished, but don't know when. Ta much everyone, any info., would be gratefully received. Ann McPherson.

Posted by: TOMANDGERRYSMUME 27th Nov 2012, 03:43pm

Hello
I'm not one of Ian's children.
I'm one of Rita's. .
My uncle Iain is well , he's a grandad now !!
It's lovely when there are nice memories John
Kathleen

Posted by: maweedugs 23rd Jan 2013, 01:25am

QUOTE (witshisname @ 29th Apr 2006, 07:56pm) *
Thought i would put up a pic of were i grew up in Castlemilk.Maybe some of you have pics of yer old close's.would be great to see them. biggrin.gif

is that ardencraig drive plz

Posted by: JAGZ1876 23rd Jan 2013, 07:43am

QUOTE (maweedugs @ 23rd Jan 2013, 01:42am) *
is that ardencraig drive plz



It looks more like Castlemilk Drive.

Welcome to GG thumbup.gif

Posted by: RomanyStew 11th Feb 2013, 06:40pm

QUOTE (weesue @ 2nd Apr 2012, 03:36pm) *
Hi Guys
Here's my latest Castlemilk History Video... New updated photos...
It's called Castlemilk Through The Ages...

Enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqsOCf6RlqQ


Great video Sue,very well done I really enjoyed it.
Sad to see what happend to the Castle,but good news on the Stables and pond bridge.

Posted by: joycewilson 15th Feb 2013, 08:00am

The Waterfall from Castlemilk Lake. Taken 11th Feb 2013.






Posted by: witshisname 25th Jul 2013, 06:37pm

QUOTE (maweedugs @ 23rd Jan 2013, 01:33am) *
is that ardencraig drive plz

Hi,it is in fact Castlemilk drive,my old close #64 to be more specific..welcome to the boards,I hope you enjoy it.

Posted by: John Johnston 22nd Feb 2014, 10:05am

QUOTE (Macky @ 26th Feb 2009, 02:56am) *
high there been looking at the photos brill i only left castlemilk 20 years ago and i cant believe the changes only moved to east kilbride so will have to drive down and have a wee look i stayed in dougrie street facing woolworths great we street till the oasis opened up,i think the chippy your thinking about was down at the croftfoot roundabout i remember the chippy next to library i think he opened a cafe next to it as well then just down from it the laundrette,casa dela mamas and birrells sweet shop i remember them well also the chineese round the other side of the library woor pings if i remeber brill site is there anyone from dougrie on site i stayed number 3 dougrie street


Posted by: barbiegirl 1st Aug 2014, 10:36am

I'm looking for a Brain who would be about 67 now. I think he was friends with George Harwood who was a painter & decorator and lived in Barlarnock in mid 60's. Pendeen Crescent to be precise. George was also pals with Jimmy Smith from Cranhill and a guy named Frank. I was adopted in 1966 and my birth dad Brian went to my birth mums door hours too late after I'd been given to a new family. Brian was small only about 5' 5", mid brown hair and dressed as a smart mod. Do these names ring any bells with anyone?

Just wondering also if anyone remembers Brian McMullan, he was in a band in the 60's and possibly came from Garthamlock. Many thanks.

Posted by: *rosie* 21st Sep 2015, 10:14pm

i lived at 214 ardencraig road until about 1973, one of 5 , the smiths anyone remember us ?

Posted by: Eddie Dunlop 23rd Sep 2015, 02:12pm

QUOTE (Glesga Geek @ 13th Sep 2011, 11:33am) *
Found another pic that I had on my hard drive !

Dont know where I got it from - or why certain areas are highlighted !

I know the direction of where the photograph was took and the what the streets are - but I wont spoil it for you - as its fun to work it out. It looks to be taken before Castlemilk was fully built...

Looking for the exact location of the hill where the photo of the Castlemilk Lads was taken....

Posted by: christine 1955 10th Apr 2017, 07:52am

Hi does anyone know a Susan Mckinnes and her brother David I think he is called. David worked in the storeroom, and Susan on the shop floor at Woolworths in Shawlands Arcade . This would have been 72 / 74. My name was Christine Graham at the time, thanks.

Posted by: christine 1955 10th Apr 2017, 07:53am

That should be McInnes

That should be McInnes

Posted by: *ronniemacd* 14th Nov 2017, 01:57pm

QUOTE (scoob77 @ 13th May 2009, 10:15pm) *
can anybody help me out with this?? this was in a newspaper listing thing in november 1965, and it mentions how many schools there were, but me and my mate are confused on wit the 4th secondary is, as we only knew of 3!!!!!!!!!!








Posted by: *ronniemacd* 14th Nov 2017, 02:04pm

QUOTE (JAGZ1876 @ 13th Sep 2011, 02:16pm) *
It was taken over the hole in the wall looking west in 1959, the purple shaded area is Ardencraig St, the yellow area is Drakemyre/ Raithburn area of the Valley. You can see Dougrie Rd and the area where the high flats in Dougrie Pl would be built between 1962/64.


Posted by: castlemilk1970 24th Jun 2019, 11:27am

Just re read all the posts and its taken me back to my childhood like it was yesterday. I grew up in stravanan went to windlaw primary then onto Grange secondary. I recognised some of the names mentioned, I had a great childhood there,going up the braes to the flagpole or fishing in the wee reservoir behind carmunock and getting chased out of it!! I noticed its been a while since the last post so hopefully people can bring more of their memories to the forum. My timeline was the seventies and eighties