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Posted by: patsy doyle 2nd Jul 2010, 08:12am

Is there anyone out there from Townhead/ ie. Montrose Street - and all the streets around it - from John St. to the end of Cathedral St. then from Mc Auslin Street to the bottom of High Street along George Street to John Street If you are from this area and lived there in 1940,s thru. 50,s 60,s and 70,s I Patsy Doyle of 113 Montrose Street.

Would like to get in touch here....

P.S. I enjoyed the topic in GGs "30's thru 70's very much brought back great memories.

Good Luck and God Bless u all.

Posted by: big tommy 4th Jul 2010, 09:41am

Dear patsy
i was born in townhead actually .At number 90 parliamentary Road .In my grannys house I spent a lot of my youth there as my cousins lived in the 'pen close' number 92.
Names were Vioncent and Francis (Vincy and Francy )
wouls love to hear from you
Tommy Mc Sorley

Posted by: patsy doyle 4th Jul 2010, 06:04pm

Vinny,
I`m so glad to hear from someone from Townhead i`m one of the Doyle`s from 113 Montrose St .I was born in Maryhill my parents then moved to Montrose st early 1940s. My first memories of Townhead started to mature as i started school 1943 when i was 4yrs old St. Mungo`s Stan-hope St. then St Mungo`s Glebe St. 1947 till 1952 then St Roch`s Royston Rd. left in 55 to go out into the wide wide world. Here is my email patjohndoyle@yahoo.co.uk i hope to hear from you soon.

Your`s Sincerely Pat Doyle

Posted by: Guest 4th Jul 2010, 06:08pm

sorry Tommy i called you Vinny

Posted by: big tommy 5th Jul 2010, 06:17pm

No problem Pat.
i have been called much worse. I moved to Cwcaddens in the 30's.Crossburn street
Lost my leg in the army in 1948 when i was blown up by a land mine in ITALY.
If you like my e mail is ,,,, tmcs26@hotmail.co.uk

Tommy

Posted by: tam murphy 16th Jul 2010, 06:05pm

i was born in 1947 at 10 tarbet st my father was dan my mother margaret cartwright all there familys lived around the rottenrow

:rolleyes:

Posted by: betty2 23rd Jul 2010, 05:03am

hi Patsy and welcome, not from your area , I.m an eastender, but I had a pal from school {charlotte st} who lived T NO 10 Canning place off cathedral st . This was in the early 50,s. After leaving school in 1954 I lost touch, But I knew the district well have happy memories from that time

Posted by: charles gillan 2nd Aug 2010, 04:19pm

my name is charlie gillan i lived at 37 stanhope st townhead st i also went to st mungos stanhope st and glebe st and also st rochs i left school in 1955 its always good to hear about townhead would like to hear from anybody who may kknow me take care

Posted by: zascot 3rd Aug 2010, 09:38am

I`m another one born in Toonheid. I was born in 48 in Kyle Street and also started school at St. Mungo`s primary before moving to the country (Ruchazie ) in around 55 when they knocked Kyle Street down. I checked on Google maps to see if maybe they had put a wee plaque up wi ma name on it but maybe I wiz no that famous, it`s now a printers with a BMW showroom next door.If that showroom had been there when the houses were there then there would have been a lot of knocked off Beamers in Kyle Street lol.

Posted by: andy wilson 30th Aug 2010, 02:53am

Born 1953 in 36 Couper st Townhead,moved roon the corner tae posh big hoose in 214 Parliamentary rd in 1959-went to St Mungos primary then got shanghaied in 1964 to Johnstone Castle as "Glasgow overspill"-hated the place with a vengance and still do! - scuttled back to Toonheid every weekend till they pulled it doon!-lost track of all my pals now-Eric Clark-Hughie Brawley,Ian Blythe,Billy Shaw-hunners of them-all in their late 50's now!-where did all thae years go? ohmy.gif

Posted by: Dave Grieve 28th Sep 2010, 11:21am

QUOTE (zascot @ 3rd Aug 2010, 12:40pm) *
I`m another one born in Toonheid. I was born in 48 in Kyle Street and also started school at St. Mungo`s primary before moving to the country (Ruchazie ) in around 55 when they knocked Kyle Street down. I checked on Google maps to see if maybe they had put a wee plaque up wi ma name on it but maybe I wiz no that famous, it`s now a printers with a BMW showroom next door.If that showroom had been there when the houses were there then there would have been a lot of knocked off Beamers in Kyle Street lol.

just joined the board and happy to see somebody from Kyle st posting, we lived there from 51 to 58 at 35 and then 39 Kyle st, so before you moved away we probably played fitba together roon at wurdies. and took a shortcut to jacks mountain through the mile long tunnel under the cuddies park, wee bit scary when a train belchin smoke came in while you where still walking through.
also live in Joburg maybe we can get together sometime

Posted by: christine knight 21st Nov 2010, 06:52pm

QUOTE (betty2 @ 23rd Jul 2010, 04:49am) *
hi Patsy and welcome, not from your area , I.m an eastender, but I had a pal from school {charlotte st} who lived T NO 10 Canning place off cathedral st . This was in the early 50,s. After leaving school in 1954 I lost touch, But I knew the district well have happy memories from that time

Hi Betty2 my grandparents Mr & Mrs McIntyre lived at No16 Canning Place until 1960, when my Grandmother died and also have happy memories from when I visited them as a child of 8 in 1953 and then 14 in 1959. My mother Christina McKintyre lived there as a child. I now live in southern england as my father was english.

Posted by: ionnsaigh 15th Feb 2011, 11:41am

QUOTE (andy wilson @ 30th Aug 2010, 02:31am) *
Born 1953 in 36 Couper st Townhead,moved roon the corner tae posh big hoose in 214 Parliamentary rd in 1959-went to St Mungos primary then got shanghaied in 1964 to Johnstone Castle as "Glasgow overspill"-hated the place with a vengance and still do! - scuttled back to Toonheid every weekend till they pulled it doon!-lost track of all my pals now-Eric Clark-Hughie Brawley,Ian Blythe,Billy Shaw-hunners of them-all in their late 50's now!-where did all thae years go? ohmy.gif


You must have been in my class at school then Andy, those names bring back loads of memories.
What about Joe Kelly, Andy Kirwan, Leo Dodds, Stanislaw Czajkowski and Miss Smith.

Posted by: roxyanne 11th Mar 2011, 12:11am

QUOTE (ionnsaigh @ 15th Feb 2011, 11:04am) *
You must have been in my class at school then Andy, those names bring back loads of memories.
What about Joe Kelly, Andy Kirwan, Leo Dodds, Stanislaw Czajkowski and Miss Smith.

hi patsy i lived in 64 parson street from 1947 till 1963 went to st mungo;s primary then st roch my friends all lived around townhead betty gallacher betty miller margaret halligan and one of the samson girl cant remember her first name i remember we used to have a gang called the greener gang as their back had grass rolland st james burn;s and his cusion the donnelly;s toni ,sister;s margaret and marie and brother pat and my friend anne pitt she lived in mc auslin st my whole family lived all around that part is you know me let me know please my maiden name is alice hampson thanks

Posted by: RobBob 27th Mar 2011, 08:54pm

QUOTE (betty2 @ 23rd Jul 2010, 04:26am) *
hi Patsy and welcome, not from your area , I.m an eastender, but I had a pal from school {charlotte st} who lived T NO 10 Canning place off cathedral st . This was in the early 50,s. After leaving school in 1954 I lost touch, But I knew the district well have happy memories from that time


Here is an interesting coincidence....My great great great grandfather, James Carswell, Wright and Builder in Glasgow lived at no. 10 Canning Place in 1851 at the age of 80. I am guessing that he originally built the house. He lived there with a widowed daughter, an unmarried daughter and an unmarried son. I would be moswt interest to learn what happened to 10 Canning Place after the 1950s as I cannot seem to find it on the google maps. Can anyone help me.
RobBob
Toronto

Posted by: MissT 6th May 2011, 06:13am

I was born in 1953 and lived on Roystonhill Townhead, went to St Rollox School until 61 when shipped off to Quarriers homes after mother died

Posted by: Rabbie 6th May 2011, 10:24am

QUOTE (RobBob @ 27th Mar 2011, 10:02pm) *
Here is an interesting coincidence....My great great great grandfather, James Carswell, Wright and Builder in Glasgow lived at no. 10 Canning Place in 1851 at the age of 80. I am guessing that he originally built the house. He lived there with a widowed daughter, an unmarried daughter and an unmarried son. I would be moswt interest to learn what happened to 10 Canning Place after the 1950s as I cannot seem to find it on the google maps. Can anyone help me.
RobBob
Toronto


Canning Place still exists but not in its original form. The Canning Place I know is a wee lane that runs from Cathedral Street to St James Road, Between what was Allan Glens and Collins. Should be able to pick it taking a ride doon Cathedral Street on Google Street map.

Posted by: kitnian 14th May 2011, 10:42am

Hi Patsy born in 1948 at the Rotttenrow Hospital and lived at 103 Kennedy street. went to Kennedy street primary and then on to city Public and left scotland for England 1963 Knew Helen Mc Keever and Marian Kane who went to Charlotte Street in1960 they also lived in Kennedy Street 103 across the street from the garage where the Ribble Buses parked and Glebe street was the nearest road the Argyle Arms was the nearest pub
Cheers Kitty Knight
Email Kitnain48@bigpond.com
Have now lived In Western Australia for 42 years

Posted by: kitnian 24th May 2011, 07:45am

Dear Patsy,
Did you work at Gizzi s in the 60 s my moms name was milly and my sister s was Megan they worked there and I also did but you left soon after I started I worked after school and Saturdays
our surname was Knight

Posted by: lesley brown 24th May 2011, 08:12am

My family lived most of their days in Toonheid. They were the Maxwells. Matt and his 3 sisters Marion Cathy and Mary. All married and lived in Toonheid apart from Cathy who moved to Liverpool. We stayed in Parson Strret next to the green door if anyone knows what i'm talking about. Stayed there untill our building was condemned and then moved to the new Toonheid. I had great memories of being brought up in a tenement especially in the Toon. We used to go up Sauchie down Buchie and alang Argyle. (Another wee Glesga saying). They were the good auld days.

Posted by: tommy short 17th Nov 2011, 02:26pm

i went to st rochs left in 1956 ,worked as a bookies runner for john smith the bookie in parson street,used to hang about gizzies in parley rd, was born in hartfield st then moved to blackhill,live down in yorkshire now

Posted by: roxyanne 18th Dec 2011, 04:06am

i lived at 64 parson st from 1947 till it was pulled down family name was hampson it was my granmothers house and grandad but my father got house when both died so it had been in family for a very long time my friends at time were betty gallacher and margaret halligen and betty miller helen cairns went to st mungos school in stanhope st then st rochs i had a siser mary and brother mark who was blind also sister violet and brother peter my uncle lived in the funeral parlour in gleebe st with his wife and two children had an aunt mary paul who lived in mcauslin st and i had frind anne pitt who also lived there would love to here from anyone who remembers me my name was alice hampson then used to play in the greener back in st mungos st

Posted by: roxyanne 18th Dec 2011, 04:06am

i lived at 64 parson st from 1947 till it was pulled down family name was hampson it was my granmothers house and grandad but my father got house when both died so it had been in family for a very long time my friends at time were betty gallacher and margaret halligen and betty miller helen cairns went to st mungos school in stanhope st then st rochs i had a siser mary and brother mark who was blind also sister violet and brother peter my uncle lived in the funeral parlour in gleebe st with his wife and two children had an aunt mary paul who lived in mcauslin st and i had frind anne pitt who also lived there would love to here from anyone who remembers me my name was alice hampson then used to play in the greener back in st mungos st

Posted by: garden04 22nd Dec 2011, 11:41am

You must have been in my class at school then Andy, those names bring back loads of memories.
What about Joe Kelly, Andy Kirwan, Leo Dodds, Stanislaw Czajkowski and Miss Smith.[/quote]

QUOTE
Hi,
My name is Tom Kirwan not Andy and I was in the same class in St Mungo's Primary and
the Acadamy as Leo Dodds,Stanislaw Czajkowski, Billy Shaw an many others - Miss Smith was our teacher in the Primary School I went to prep in St Rochs Primary School Royston Road('64), then onto Duke Street('65), Kennedy Street'66-'68) and finally Barony Street.('68-'69)
If my memory hasn't faled me I think Leo went on to study Law, I met up again with Billy Shaw
in the early 70's when we started attending football matches, but have now lost touch with all as
I moved to Ireland in '73.
I lived in Garden Street, Townhead opposite the Townhead Baths.

Stumbling accross these pages the names just pop out at me

Cheers Tom K

Posted by: lianmy 24th Dec 2011, 11:11am

Roxyanne did the Betty Miller you knew live in Glebe St?

Posted by: klingon 26th Dec 2011, 02:40pm

QUOTE (zascot @ 3rd Aug 2010, 08:57am) *
I`m another one born in Toonheid. I was born in 48 in Kyle Street and also started school at St. Mungo`s primary before moving to the country (Ruchazie ) in around 55 when they knocked Kyle Street down. I checked on Google maps to see if maybe they had put a wee plaque up wi ma name on it but maybe I wiz no that famous, it`s now a printers with a BMW showroom next door.If that showroom had been there when the houses were there then there would have been a lot of knocked off Beamers in Kyle Street lol.

Jeeze a Kylie!-I was born in Couper st (36) and my maw warned us not to go near Kyle St as the Kylies were all mental cases!-we went all upmarket and moved to a big flat in Parly rd-(214) then emigrated to Johnstone in the early 60's as part of the Glasgow overspill,the hoose we moved to was that wee compared to the big victorian flat we had in toonheid my maw had to toss oot half the furniture!-her wardrobe widnae even go through the front door! biggrin.gif

Posted by: klingon 26th Dec 2011, 02:58pm

QUOTE (ionnsaigh @ 15th Feb 2011, 11:00am) *
You must have been in my class at school then Andy, those names bring back loads of memories.
What about Joe Kelly, Andy Kirwan, Leo Dodds, Stanislaw Czajkowski and Miss Smith.

Joe Kelly's da wiz a paper seller nicknamed "auld plum" by Joe and his brothers-of which there were plenty! I seem to remember Miss Smith belting Joe across the face for refusing the belt and his brothers appearing 10 minutes later to sort her out with a big barking Alsatian dug!-Stan Czaykorkski-(remember the spellin after hearin it 500 times!) was always being asked if he was ok as he was the palest faced boy I ever met!-I was always in competition with Leo Dodds to be first in the class-one year it was him,then next it was me!-Miss Smith?-greetin faced auld psycho of a wumman!-also Ian Kent,Eric Clark,Hughie Brolly, Tommy McCourt,Pete Handibode,Marcus Smythe,John Clark,Michael Donohoe,Paddy Stewart,Billy Shaw,-and thats just a few from my recollection!-remember just before leaving St Mungos to move to Johnstone my teacher was a Mr Quinn-after the school holidays I went to St Davids primary in Johnston and my teacher was?-Mr Quinn!-he got a new hoose in Johnstone as well!-Still remember some of the teachers names-Mr Milton,an ancient auld music teacher called "Mr Sheepshanks"-Miss Mc Bride,and Brother Wilfrid who bore an uncanny resemblance to Boris Karloff!-(Think he was the headmaster!) laugh.gif

Posted by: Dave Grieve 27th Dec 2011, 06:46am

QUOTE (klingon @ 26th Dec 2011, 02:59pm) *
Jeeze a Kylie!-I was born in Couper st (36) and my maw warned us not to go near Kyle St as the Kylies were all mental cases!-we went all upmarket and moved to a big flat in Parly rd-(214) then emigrated to Johnstone in the early 60's as part of the Glasgow overspill,the hoose we moved to was that wee compared to the big victorian flat we had in toonheid my maw had to toss oot half the furniture!-her wardrobe widnae even go through the front door! biggrin.gif

Hi Klingon
Like Zascot I also lived in Kyle st we played together until he moved socially downhill by moving to Ruchazie. laugh.gif
The one thing I remember about the rivalry between Kyle st and Couper st was a couple of street fights organised to sooth the egos of who knows who? when every wean in both streets was dragged out to defend the honour? of the respective streets, one of the fights we managed to invade Couper st as far down as the stables before being chased with our tails between our legs back up the hill to Kyle st. tongue.gif

Posted by: zascot 28th Dec 2011, 09:03am

Aye Dave yer right but if you go to Kyle Street today you will see a big plaque that proclaims " Zascot was born here" or was that jist a dream. Anyway all the best over the festive season from the ex toonheidies in South Africa.

Posted by: Rabbie 29th Dec 2011, 06:35pm

Here is a wee bit of reading history regarding the development of the now defunct Pinkston Power Station.

The article is dated from May 20, 1947.




They were well out with the proposed height of the cooling tower it was near 360 feet when completed, not 260 feet!

Posted by: sanny1 16th Jan 2012, 10:23pm

QUOTE (patsy doyle @ 2nd Jul 2010, 07:28am) *
Is there anyone out there from Townhead/ ie. Montrose Street - and all the streets around it - from John St. to the end of Cathedral St. then from Mc Auslin Street to the bottom of High Street along George Street to John Street If you are from this area and lived there in 1940,s thru. 50,s 60,s and 70,s I Patsy Doyle of 113 Montrose Street.

Would like to get in touch here....

P.S. I enjoyed the topic in GGs "30's thru 70's very much brought back great memories.

Good Luck and God Bless u all.


Posted by: sanny1 17th Jan 2012, 09:42pm

Hello Patsy Doyle.
My name is Alex Smith,

I lived a 8 Murray st round the corner from the Grafton pitcure hoose.
dose that ring a bell with you If it dose geeza shout..............
alex@xplornet.ca.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 18th Jan 2012, 09:59am

Hi Sanny when did you leave Murray st? I got my first bike from Rattary's round about the late 50's cost all of GBP12 brand new, the first brand new anything I think I ever had. biggrin.gif
The Grafton was my mothers favourite hangout she must have gone there at least three times a month, No TV never mind daytime soapies then.

Posted by: patsy 113 montrose st 19th Feb 2012, 09:42pm


Hullo RobRob Post 15 Canning Pl. was demolished in the 60s I`m going to search thru my old photo`s of Townhead to see if i have a photo of Canning Place for you my email is
patjohndoyle@yahoo.co.uk
Cheers Pat Doyle

Posted by: shamie 25th Feb 2012, 09:22pm

I stayed in townhead off and on during the fifties when I was at sea , staying with Cissy and Paddy Duffy at 5 ronald street along with their four children and three lads ,who like myself were products of st Mary's Smylum lanark and Castlemilk home during and after the war. Their names were Harry Gray ,John and mick feeley and me Shamie Murphy. We used to frequent Willie Miller's bar the old celtic goalie from the forties and eary fifties.Ithink the bar was in taylor street?We also used to use the Stirling castle bar. Mine host was a Rangers supporter but his young son was Celtic daft, so the guv used to ask us to take him to Celtic park, Oh and I was a closet Jags supporter.Harry was killed by the polis in 1958, I believe it was a very big case ,the polis handcuffed him to a lampost and bashed him with a truncheon, the reason for his death I believe , was Harry had a very thin skull. I left Glasgow in 1958 and never found out about the case when I visited ten years later.Iwonder if anybody remembers the case?

Posted by: smartie 30th Jun 2012, 08:26pm

QUOTE (lianmy @ 24th Dec 2011, 12:26pm) *
Roxyanne did the Betty Miller you knew live in Glebe St?



My friend Betty Miller lived in Glebe St in the 60s before moving to Easterhouse. She didn't have any brother or sisters.

Posted by: weelew 5th Jul 2012, 06:41pm

Born in Stirling road in 1949 and moved to Ruchazie 1958 ,now in Rothesay .Great days in the Toonheid.

Posted by: zascot 6th Jul 2012, 05:28am

Where did you stay in Ruchazie weelew I moved from townhead to Ruchazie about the same time. Lived in Milincroft rd.

Posted by: weelew 11th Jul 2012, 10:31pm

QUOTE (zascot @ 6th Jul 2012, 07:43am) *
Where did you stay in Ruchazie weelew I moved from townhead to Ruchazie about the same time. Lived in Milincroft rd.

Hi Zascot ,i stayed in Craighouse street ,right on the corner with Caprington street .

Posted by: zascot 12th Jul 2012, 05:54am

Part of my old paper round. Knew the Banks`es and the Mc Manus`s. I stayed in the close at the bottom of Elibank St. Alex. Rae`s the name

Posted by: weelew 12th Jul 2012, 08:20am

Hi Alex,i knew the Mcmanus's ,especially Joe. I seem to remember the Bank's but not a lot.My nme is Pete Mclean and palled about mostly with four boys from the same family called Raeburn.

Posted by: patsy 113 montrose st 12th Jul 2012, 08:51am

Thomas Kirwan I`m your Dads first cousin i`m one of the doyles from 113 Montrose St.the oldest
their was six boys and one girl Bridie called after your Granmother my auntie Bridie who lived in Taylor St.Please contact me patjohndoyle@yahoo.co.uk.
Cheers Patsy 113 montrose st.

Posted by: zascot 12th Jul 2012, 12:24pm

QUOTE (weelew @ 12th Jul 2012, 10:35am) *
Hi Alex,i knew the Mcmanus's ,especially Joe. I seem to remember the Bank's but not a lot.My nme is Pete Mclean and palled about mostly with four boys from the same family called Raeburn.

Small world I worked with Joe just after he came back from South Africa and just before I came here.

Posted by: jessie stewart 1st Aug 2012, 09:45pm

hi my names jess stewart i lived in 322 mc auslin street just across the road from mr shaws shop

Posted by: clankay 10th Aug 2012, 04:22pm

Hi my name is Philip Kay & I lived in 107 George street in the 40s & 50s,went to Rottenrow primary school 1943 to 1950,then Glasgow senior secondary 1950 to 1953.
Want to know if anyone remembers Hugh Corson's Saturday tuppence that he gave to the kids,they had to line up & if you kept them in line you got 3d.The pub was corner of George street & Shuttle Street.My playground was Balmano Brae,Portland street,Rottenrow,Hopton Place,the old fruit market & the 2 goods stations High street & College street waiting for the carters.

Posted by: JIMOBRIEN 11th Aug 2012, 10:43am

Hello Patsy.iam from the Garngad but iam sure my uncle John obrien had a grocery shop in that area,go down Parly road from castle st and it was in a side street on the left down by a pub ?, sorry hen thats all i can remember if it helps. aw ra best.

Posted by: Jan44 14th Sep 2012, 03:46am

Hi...my name is Jan O'Donnell (Hughes) I lived at 26 George Street and remember Hugh Corson well as he was a friend of my father John. I remember the Saturday Tuppence well because I got a silver tanner. I often wonder if he knew what a kindness he did as most of the kids never had much and a Saturday was something to look forward to. I was born a t Rottenrow maternity Hospital went To St Mungo's Primary 1949-1955 .I love this board I have lived overseas for many years but still pine for home. Good luck to all

Posted by: Christina Clark 21st Sep 2012, 12:51pm

hi is there any one from royston hill who may have known my dad john clark ?? married euphiema clark also known as fay please post a reply here.

Posted by: josie mc phillips 17th Oct 2012, 08:26am

QUOTE (patsy doyle @ 2nd Jul 2010, 09:27am) *
Is there anyone out there from Townhead/ ie. Montrose Street - and all the streets around it - from John St. to the end of Cathedral St. then from Mc Auslin Street to the bottom of High Street along George Street to John Street If you are from this area and lived there in 1940,s thru. 50,s 60,s and 70,s I Patsy Doyle of 113 Montrose Street.

Would like to get in touch here....

P.S. I enjoyed the topic in GGs "30's thru 70's very much brought back great memories.

Good Luck and God Bless u all.


Posted by: petunia 18th Oct 2012, 04:24pm

QUOTE (Jan44 @ 14th Sep 2012, 06:01am) *
Hi...my name is Jan O'Donnell (Hughes) I lived at 26 George Street and remember Hugh Corson well as he was a friend of my father John. I remember the Saturday Tuppence well because I got a silver tanner. I often wonder if he knew what a kindness he did as most of the kids never had much and a Saturday was something to look forward to. I was born a t Rottenrow maternity Hospital went To St Mungo's Primary 1949-1955 .I love this board I have lived overseas for many years but still pine for home. Good luck to all



Hi Jan44
Can you give me any more info on Hugh Corson did he have any brothers or sisters that you know of as I might be related. Thanks

Posted by: Maria Gallagher 1st Dec 2012, 01:08am

QUOTE (patsy doyle @ 2nd Jul 2010, 08:29am) *
Is there anyone out there from Townhead/ ie. Montrose Street - and all the streets around it - from John St. to the end of Cathedral St. then from Mc Auslin Street to the bottom of High Street along George Street to John Street If you are from this area and lived there in 1940,s thru. 50,s 60,s and 70,s I Patsy Doyle of 113 Montrose Street.

Would like to get in touch here....

P.S. I enjoyed the topic in GGs "30's thru 70's very much brought back great memories.

Good Luck and God Bless u all.


Posted by: smash and grab 2nd Dec 2012, 09:58am

QUOTE (clankay @ 10th Aug 2012, 04:39pm) *
Hi my name is Philip Kay & I lived in 107 George street in the 40s & 50s,went to Rottenrow primary school 1943 to 1950,then Glasgow senior secondary 1950 to 1953.
Want to know if anyone remembers Hugh Corson's Saturday tuppence that he gave to the kids,they had to line up & if you kept them in line you got 3d.The pub was corner of George street & Shuttle Street.My playground was Balmano Brae,Portland street,Rottenrow,Hopton Place,the old fruit market & the 2 goods stations High street & College street waiting for the carters.

hi philip my name is robert hendry from toonheed born 1944 at 53 dean street off balmano brae went to townhead primary then to city public left in 1959,i most certainly remember going to get my saturday tuppence from hughie corson we would wait at the back of shuttle street by the air raid shelters and he would be escorted round as he used a walking stick i have often thought what a nice thing to do.



















QUOTE (clankay @ 10th Aug 2012, 04:39pm) *
Hi my name is Philip Kay & I lived in 107 George street in the 40s & 50s,went to Rottenrow primary school 1943 to 1950,then Glasgow senior secondary 1950 to 1953.
Want to know if anyone remembers Hugh Corson's Saturday tuppence that he gave to the kids,they had to line up & if you kept them in line you got 3d.The pub was corner of George street & Shuttle Street.My playground was Balmano Brae,Portland street,Rottenrow,Hopton Place,the old fruit market & the 2 goods stations High street & College street waiting for the carters.

hi philip my name is robert hendry from toonheed born 1944 at 53 dean street off balmano brae went to townhead primary then to city public left in 1959,i most certainly remember going to get my saturday tuppence from hughie corson we would wait at the back of shuttle street by the air raid shelters and he would be escorted round as he used a walking stick i have often thought what a nice thing to do.


















Posted by: smash and grab 2nd Dec 2012, 09:59am

QUOTE (clankay @ 10th Aug 2012, 04:39pm) *
Hi my name is Philip Kay & I lived in 107 George street in the 40s & 50s,went to Rottenrow primary school 1943 to 1950,then Glasgow senior secondary 1950 to 1953.
Want to know if anyone remembers Hugh Corson's Saturday tuppence that he gave to the kids,they had to line up & if you kept them in line you got 3d.The pub was corner of George street & Shuttle Street.My playground was Balmano Brae,Portland street,Rottenrow,Hopton Place,the old fruit market & the 2 goods stations High street & College street waiting for the carters.

hi philip my name is robert hendry from toonheed born 1944 at 53 dean street off balmano brae went to townhead primary then to city public left in 1959,i most certainly remember going to get my saturday tuppence from hughie corson we would wait at the back of shuttle street by the air raid shelters and he would be escorted round as he used a walking stick i have often thought what a nice thing to do.


















Posted by: davidhendry 3rd Dec 2012, 04:45am

Is it true that there was some kind of prize to anyone who could cycle up Balmano Brae ?

Davie

Posted by: clankay 15th Dec 2012, 04:16pm

QUOTE (smash and grab @ 2nd Dec 2012, 10:15am) *
hi philip my name is robert hendry from toonheed born 1944 at 53 dean street off balmano brae went to townhead primary then to city public left in 1959,i most certainly remember going to get my saturday tuppence from hughie corson we would wait at the back of shuttle street by the air raid shelters and he would be escorted round as he used a walking stick i have often thought what a nice thing to do.



Hello Robert,
I know Dean street well when the snow was on the ground we used to slide on old bits of tin from Dean street to George street at the spare ground.The bomb shelters between Shuttle street & George street was for playing games!
My teacher in primary school was Miss Stewart a tough old nut.
All the Best
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hi philip my name is robert hendry from toonheed born 1944 at 53 dean street off balmano brae went to townhead primary then to city public left in 1959,i most certainly remember going to get my saturday tuppence from hughie corson we would wait at the back of shuttle street by the air raid shelters and he would be escorted round as he used a walking stick i have often thought what a nice thing to do.


Posted by: wee bachle 22nd May 2013, 04:31am

Does anybody remember the old convent turned to houses at 31 st mungo st was creepy auld place with a tunnel under it had garden called the brickie had huge main hoose owned by the barries?

Posted by: J&M 1st Aug 2013, 02:10pm

QUOTE (Dave Grieve @ 28th Sep 2010, 11:29am) *
just joined the board and happy to see somebody from Kyle st posting, we lived there from 51 to 58 at 35 and then 39 Kyle st, so before you moved away we probably played fitba together roon at wurdies. and took a shortcut to jacks mountain through the mile long tunnel under the cuddies park, wee bit scary when a train belchin smoke came in while you where still walking through.
also live in Joburg maybe we can get together sometime

I lived at 39 Kyle st since I was born in 1941 until we left when I was 13 in 1954, there was the Mac Cleans, the MacAuleys the Buchanans, Haldanes among some who lived there, here is a photo that was taken in Kyle St in 1952 in front of a wee hoose in Kyle st that looked like it used to be a shop, maybe you will recognize some of them.


Posted by: zascot 2nd Aug 2013, 06:47am

QUOTE (J&M @ 1st Aug 2013, 03:18pm) *
I lived at 39 Kyle st since I was born in 1941 until we left when I was 13 in 1954, there was the Mac Cleans, the MacAuleys the Buchanans, Haldanes among some who lived there, here is a photo that was taken in Kyle St in 1952 in front of a wee hoose in Kyle st that looked like it used to be a shop, maybe you will recognize some of them.


HI J&M I am the guy that Dave grieve replied to originally. I was born at 47 Kyle st in 1948 and move to Ruchazie in 54. My aunts lived at 39 they were Sadie and Margaret Rae and Fay Rae who was married to Pat Mc Farlane.

Posted by: mikeyomac 2nd Aug 2013, 11:14pm

Although I don't know much about townhead my mother was born at 4 weaver st between cathedral st and rottenrow I would appreciate seeing any photos of the street before it was demolished

Posted by: J&M 5th Aug 2013, 09:04am

QUOTE (zascot @ 2nd Aug 2013, 06:45am) *
HI J&M I am the guy that Dave grieve replied to originally. I was born at 47 Kyle st in 1948 and move to Ruchazie in 54. My aunts lived at 39 they were Sadie and Margaret Rae and Fay Rae who was married to Pat Mc Farlane.

Hi again sorry I can't recall your aunties they may have moved there after I left.

Posted by: *Pat Doyle* 5th Aug 2013, 12:18pm

QUOTE (garden04 @ 22nd Dec 2011, 11:39am) *
You must have been in my class at school then Andy, those names bring back loads of memories.
What about Joe Kelly, Andy Kirwan, Leo Dodds, Stanislaw Czajkowski and Miss Smith.


Posted by: patsy 113 montrose st 5th Aug 2013, 12:56pm

QUOTE (garden04 @ 22nd Dec 2011, 12:39pm) *
You must have been in my class at school then Andy, those names bring back loads of memories.
What about Joe Kelly, Andy Kirwan, Leo Dodds, Stanislaw Czajkowski and Miss Smith.


Posted by: kitnian 8th Aug 2013, 07:32am

QUOTE (patsy doyle @ 2nd Jul 2010, 08:10am) *
Is there anyone out there from Townhead/ ie. Montrose Street - and all the streets around it - from John St. to the end of Cathedral St. then from Mc Auslin Street to the bottom of High Street along George Street to John Street If you are from this area and lived there in 1940,s thru. 50,s 60,s and 70,s I Patsy Doyle of 113 Montrose Street.

Would like to get in touch here....

P.S. I enjoyed the topic in GGs "30's thru 70's very much brought back great memories.

Good Luck and God Bless u all.


Posted by: kitnian 8th Aug 2013, 07:34am

Dear Patsy
born 1948 at the Rottonrow Maternity lived in Kennedy street near Glebe street just off Parliamentary Road worked at Gizzi s for 18 mths whilst still at school I think around 1960s early I knew a Patsy who worked there was it you cheer s Kit

Posted by: petunia 8th Aug 2013, 12:52pm

I had an Aunt Mary and Uncle Wullie lived in Kennedy Street in the 40"s and 50's

Posted by: john barrie 12th Dec 2013, 05:47pm

Hi all

I was born on Toonheid in Murray St next to the Grafton picture hoose moved to 31 St Mungo st in what was supposed to be an old converted convent which had a tunnel under the back stairs which led through solid rock halfway down street but can never find any history of this building which sat of Rd with own yards with one huge main house and upstairs long l shaped lobbies with wooden floors and six doors per landing can anyone throw light on this.

There was a Rumour that the tunnel at one time led to nercropolis in fact Jack House wrote a story of a piper and dogs who entered and never returned lol.

we had the stories and the myster and of course the maze of dunnies in McAslan St.

God bless old Toonheid.

Ty all.

Posted by: Onyir 19th May 2014, 10:31pm

Hi, I have just released a book on Amazon Kindle about the Townhead. It's called Parly Road by Ian Todd. It's fiction, although I have been meticulous in the street names and geography. It's about a group of young feral kids growing up in the Townhead in the summer of 1965. You don't have to have a Kindle to read it. There is an app that you can download on the same page that allows people with mobile phones and eBooks to read it. There is also a Facebook page called Johnboy Taylor The Glasgow Chronicles that has loads if photographs relating to the story.

Thanks, Ian.

Posted by: MacPean 29th Jul 2014, 12:18pm

My family the Blacks stayed at 322 McAslin street in Townhead. I think they got moved in the 1950's when their house was demolished for redevelopment. My grandmother Grace Hyslop also stayed with them, she died of Tuberculosis as did a few of her family or so the story goes, she was only about 19/20 when she died so I know very little about her, no photographs either.

Posted by: jamescole 8th Aug 2014, 05:13pm

I went to St. Mungo's primary school in the 50s and 60s with Thomas Kirwin, Leo Dodds,Eric Clark, John Clark, Thomas McCourt,Hugh Brawley,John Kelly, James McGuire. Mr.Milton and Mrs McBride were our teachers and Mr.Sheepshank the music teacher. My name is Jim Cole. Are there any old class mates out there?

Posted by: jamescole 8th Aug 2014, 05:24pm

QUOTE (klingon @ 26th Dec 2011, 04:15pm) *
Joe Kelly's da wiz a paper seller nicknamed "auld plum" by Joe and his brothers-of which there were plenty! I seem to remember Miss Smith belting Joe across the face for refusing the belt and his brothers appearing 10 minutes later to sort her out with a big barking Alsatian dug!-Stan Czaykorkski-(remember the spellin after hearin it 500 times!) was always being asked if he was ok as he was the palest faced boy I ever met!-I was always in competition with Leo Dodds to be first in the class-one year it was him,then next it was me!-Miss Smith?-greetin faced auld psycho of a wumman!-also Ian Kent,Eric Clark,Hughie Brolly, Tommy McCourt,Pete Handibode,Marcus Smythe,John Clark,Michael Donohoe,Paddy Stewart,Billy Shaw,-and thats just a few from my recollection!-remember just before leaving St Mungos to move to Johnstone my teacher was a Mr Quinn-after the school holidays I went to St Davids primary in Johnston and my teacher was?-Mr Quinn!-he got a new hoose in Johnstone as well!-Still remember some of the teachers names-Mr Milton,an ancient auld music teacher called "Mr Sheepshanks"-Miss Mc Bride,and Brother Wilfrid who bore an uncanny resemblance to Boris Karloff!-(Think he was the headmaster!) laugh.gif

Went school with all the above. Remember James Farrel, James McGuire and myself James Cole?

Posted by: alice hampson 25th Feb 2015, 10:55am

Patsy yes she did live in Gleebe Street and had no brothers or sisters. Her mum worked in the Casino Picture House when we were friends.

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Posted by: Thomas Gallagher 1st May 2015, 10:34am

I was born 1939 at 44 Glebe Street a tenement with the Mullens, Cassidys Egans, Capuccini who ran the Chip Shop on the corner of Glebe Street. across from St Mungo's Chapel. I went to the Wee Mungo on Glebe Street. My first teacher was a Miss Mullen then onto the Big Mungo and up to St Roch's left in 1954 became a Plumber as I said I would.

Posted by: lianmy 8th May 2015, 12:37pm

My dad was also born in 44 Glebe St in 1931. As were his sister, brothers and a number of cousins. My Granda worked in the chapel house and my Granny worked in Smiths newspaper shop.

Posted by: roxyanne 17th Jun 2015, 09:37pm

I lived in top flat above smith shop windows faced st mungos chaple but close in parson st 64

Posted by: roxyanne 17th Jun 2015, 09:40pm

I remember granny Melvin used to go with a jug to the broons bar each night for her beer she was not my gran but all the kids called her that

Posted by: lianmy 20th Jun 2015, 04:36am

I use to go into Smith's everyday for my Granny and get him the paper, a 5 packet of Woodbine and a 5 o'clock shadow (l think it was called) razor blade. There was a woman who use to serve in there who was really mean, can't remember what her name was. She use to scare the kids, but she was always nice to me as my Granny was really friendly with the Smith's.

Posted by: Ogey 22nd May 2016, 09:47pm

Hi, I grew up in 22 James Orr St. 1 cludgie for the whole close, when I was 8, I was allowed to use it for the 1st time. Imagine that, shitting in a pot for the first 8 years of your life, laugh.gif biggrin.gif . Anyway, I grew up with the Digney's , Danny Vera, Danny Jr.,, Billy, Thomas? and Karen. They moved to Mansel St.Balornock, and we moved to Ryemount Rd, Barmulloch. I had a good friend called Jim Daly, Celtic daft he was, haven't seen him since 1970. Hope he's still around and doing well.

Oh, we were/are the McAulays!

Posted by: sumac 24th Jun 2016, 02:13pm

I haven't been on the Boards for ever such a long time, being a granny now with little time to myself! I was looking through the Townhead discussion and just had to put in my tuppence worth.
Most of my family lived in Townhead when I was wee. I was born at 40 Parson Street, the Bruces, and had one brother and four sisters, Sadie, Ian, Irene, Lynn and Audrey. I was Susanne Bruce and my mum and dad were Cathie and Johnnie. My gran and paw lived at 3 Martyr Street and Granny and Granpa Bruce lived a few doors down in Martyr Street. Us Bruces lived in a room and kitchen with outside toilet.
As was quite normal then, my older sister was sent to stay with an old auntie at a very early age, once our room and kitchen got overcrowded. She lived at 63 Parliamentary Road. I loved going round there. There was so much space! A room and kitchen for just three of them!
We went to St David's Primary. My friends were Evelyn Watson (St James' Road), Margaret Campbell
(Martyr Street), Linda Mason (Parly Road?) and some of the boys were Thomas Kelly, Shuggie Shields and Shue McNaughton. My teachers were Miss Macdonald, Mr McVicar and Mrs Jack. I loved my school days in Townhead.
We lived there from 1951 till 1965 when Townhead was pulled down. They moved us to Garthamlock, to a 3 storey terrace with 4 bedrooms, a lounge/dining room, a bathroom (inside - with a bath!!!) and a kitchen where you didn't sleep or spend your day. Unfortunately, it didn't have the city on our doorstep, it didn't have all the neighbours whose doors you could chap on if you needed a "piece" or help, but it did have horrible youths who made your life miserable. We weren't used to any of that, yet they called our old home in Townhead a slum!!!
I'd love to know if anybody out there remembers me or any of my family or friends from the Toonheid.

Posted by: Dave Grieve 24th Jun 2016, 02:59pm

I dont know you sumac but you write with such nostalgia for our (i left the Toonheid in 71 to come to SA) lost lives. It was slum living as we know it now but a real community for those of us fortunate to have lived there

Posted by: *johnkerr52* 10th Aug 2016, 10:38am

i was born in townhead in 1952 along with my 3 brothers and sister we stayed at 68 rottenrow in a flat with one bedroom /kitchen ,the house situated across from the auld mans home we called it was a former shop the room was massive and an outside toilet shared by all in the close the families helped each other out in those days, my mum made a huge pot cabbage and ham rib soup and the welshes next door would get theirs too,we went to toonheid primary then onto city public secondary before moving to dennistoun in the early sixties , but i always loved the townhead where all our friends and other relations stayed at morrin square- weaver street- taylor street -collins street -cathedral street-george street ,tarbert street,balmano brae ,i can remember the families called - welshes -careys- stuarts- samsons-mclagans-coyles-baxsters-mckays-campbells-to name a few we went to the boy scouts and boys brigade at the barony church i always remembered CAPTAIN TAYLOR a really fine man but sadly the townhead i knew is no more although my mum still stays at cathedral street all the rest has been demolished to make way for mostly foreign students in the residential halls and universities now there ,how sad is that our way of life in glasgow and old traditions are dying by the second to people who will leave as soon as they get their education completed.

Posted by: nbjb50 12th Aug 2016, 04:14am

QUOTE (sumac @ 25th Jun 2016, 12:13am) *
I haven't been on the Boards for ever such a long time, being a granny now with little time to myself! I was looking through the Townhead discussion and just had to put in my tuppence worth.
Most of my family lived in Townhead when I was wee. I was born at 40 Parson Street, the Bruces, and had one brother and four sisters, Sadie, Ian, Irene, Lynn and Audrey. I was Susanne Bruce and my mum and dad were Cathie and Johnnie. My gran and paw lived at 3 Martyr Street and Granny and Granpa Bruce lived a few doors down in Martyr Street. Us Bruces lived in a room and kitchen with outside toilet.
As was quite normal then, my older sister was sent to stay with an old auntie at a very early age, once our room and kitchen got overcrowded. She lived at 63 Parliamentary Road. I loved going round there. There was so much space! A room and kitchen for just three of them!
We went to St David's Primary. My friends were Evelyn Watson (St James' Road), Margaret Campbell
(Martyr Street), Linda Mason (Parly Road?) and some of the boys were Thomas Kelly, Shuggie Shields and Shue McNaughton. My teachers were Miss Macdonald, Mr McVicar and Mrs Jack. I loved my school days in Townhead.
We lived there from 1951 till 1965 when Townhead was pulled down. They moved us to Garthamlock, to a 3 storey terrace with 4 bedrooms, a lounge/dining room, a bathroom (inside - with a bath!!!) and a kitchen where you didn't sleep or spend your day. Unfortunately, it didn't have the city on our doorstep, it didn't have all the neighbours whose doors you could chap on if you needed a "piece" or help, but it did have horrible youths who made your life miserable. We weren't used to any of that, yet they called our old home in Townhead a slum!!!
I'd love to know if anybody out there remembers me or any of my family or friends from the Toonheid.

Hi Susanne

I came across your post by chance and discovered you are my niece. I am Norrie Bruce your Dad's younger brother. I live in Australia now and have been for 50 years.

I won't go into details just yet but my email is nbjb1940@gmail.com
Hopefully we can catch up. Take care.

Norrie.

Posted by: nbjb50 19th Aug 2016, 10:46am

Trying to contact Sumac.

Norrie Bruce (Uncle).

Posted by: sumac 19th Aug 2016, 11:59am

Hi, Uncle Norrie! I've sent you an e-mail. I am so delighted to hear from you. I have very happy memories of visiting you when you lived in Barlanark (?) when I was really wee.

Posted by: sumac 19th Aug 2016, 02:26pm

Oh, Dave, how I would love to go back to the Auld Toonheid! On one of our Doors Open days here (every September you can visit a host of places for free) I took Mum to St Mungo's Chapel. We had lived next door to St Mungo's school and the Priests' House so it really was a treat to go. Mum got talking to the priest then and discovered that Father John Mary had recently died. Although we were not Catholic, Father used to pop in to see Mum (and us) practically every day. We both remembered him fondly. After leaving the chapel, we went for a wee walk. Where our tenement had stood was on the now motorway. We then went to visit St David's School and City Public to discover that my beloved primary school had been mostly demolished and one wall was all tattered with wall insulation blowing in the wind, and that City Public still stood but I don't know what it had become. I am so sad that I can't let my children and grandchildren see where I came from. You said I sounded nostalgic. Yes, I am, but I'm also heartbroken. blush4.gif

Posted by: lianmy 20th Aug 2016, 05:53am

I remember Father John Mary very well, sorry to hear of his passing.
My Grandad worked in the chapel house and the priests use to come to my Granny's house quite a bit for a chat and a cup of tea.
Every time I come back to Glasgow I always pop into St Mungo's Chapel and say a wee prayer for my Granny and Grandad.

Posted by: bamp 16th Dec 2016, 07:32pm

QUOTE (sumac @ 19th Aug 2016, 02:26pm) *
Oh, Dave, how I would love to go back to the Auld Toonheid! On one of our Doors Open days here (every September you can visit a host of places for free) I took Mum to St Mungo's Chapel. We had lived next door to St Mungo's school and the Priests' House so it really was a treat to go. Mum got talking to the priest then and discovered that Father John Mary had recently died. Although we were not Catholic, Father used to pop in to see Mum (and us) practically every day. We both remembered him fondly. After leaving the chapel, we went for a wee walk. Where our tenement had stood was on the now motorway. We then went to visit St David's School and City Public to discover that my beloved primary school had been mostly demolished and one wall was all tattered with wall insulation blowing in the wind, and that City Public still stood but I don't know what it had become. I am so sad that I can't let my children and grandchildren see where I came from. You said I sounded nostalgic. Yes, I am, but I'm also heartbroken. blush4.gif

Hi sumac I am bamp or John scott I echo all you say. I went to St Davids and used to take diversions to let me drive past it. I did this for years as it was one of the remaining buildings I could relate to. I would be in my fifties when one day I passed by to find it flattened, that night I shed a few tears as my last link to my happy childhood had gone

Posted by: *David M* 11th May 2017, 09:17pm

QUOTE (Ogey @ 22nd May 2016, 09:47pm) *
Hi, I grew up in 22 James Orr St. 1 cludgie for the whole close, when I was 8, I was allowed to use it for the 1st time. Imagine that, shitting in a pot for the first 8 years of your life, laugh.gif biggrin.gif . Anyway, I grew up with the Digney's , Danny Vera, Danny Jr.,, Billy, Thomas? and Karen. They moved to Mansel St.Balornock, and we moved to Ryemount Rd, Barmulloch. I had a good friend called Jim Daly, Celtic daft he was, haven't seen him since 1970. Hope he's still around and doing well.

Oh, we were/are the McAulays!

Jim Daly: Is my cousin and he is still alive and well. Still living in Balornock not far from his old family home on Ferness Road. Jim is 70 now and a grandparent more than once. If you visit the old neighbourhood and ask for Jim Daly you will not be long in finding him. Not in the "broomie" as you may be aware it burnt doon.

Posted by: Guest 1st Jul 2017, 10:18am

Hello! I'm trying to piece together my father's childhood/adolescence. Name: Daniel McKirdy; He was born in 1933 at 10 Canning Place (that's what his birth certificate said); Anyone on this message board know him?

Posted by: Guest 2nd Jul 2017, 02:06pm

Hi! Trying to piece together my dad's (Daniel McKirdy) childhood/adolescence. Born in 1933 at 10 Canning Place. He attended Canning Place Public School. Anybody know him?

Posted by: IssyM 7th Aug 2017, 08:09am

Just reading back through some posts and was delighted to hear all the talk about Townhead.

My Grandfather back in the early 1900's was caretaker to a Public School in Rottenrow. I think from memory that I have it written down somewhere as Townhead Primary. It was number 12 - 14 Rottenrow. They lived in a wee house next to the school, or might have been in a basement.

I am in my early 60's and sadly only finding out about my Smith family now after years of searching.

We moved to New Zealand 60 years ago for a better way of life, or so I was told. My Father was sub editor of one of the Daily Newspapers in Glasgow and he felt that he needed a change away from the Newspaper world.

As I have grown older my thirst for finding out about my scottish heritage gets stronger and stronger.

Thank you for all the interesting posts.

IssyM

Posted by: ronniewilliams 18th Oct 2017, 11:28am

QUOTE (*johnkerr52* @ 10th Aug 2016, 10:38am) *
i was born in townhead in 1952 along with my 3 brothers and sister we stayed at 68 rottenrow in a flat with one bedroom /kitchen ,the house situated across from the auld mans home we called it was a former shop the room was massive and an outside toilet shared by all in the close the families helped each other out in those days, my mum made a huge pot cabbage and ham rib soup and the welshes next door would get theirs too,we went to toonheid primary then onto city public secondary before moving to dennistoun in the early sixties , but i always loved the townhead where all our friends and other relations stayed at morrin square- weaver street- taylor street -collins street -cathedral street-george street ,tarbert street,balmano brae ,i can remember the families called - welshes -careys- stuarts- samsons-mclagans-coyles-baxsters-mckays-campbells-to name a few we went to the boy scouts and boys brigade at the barony church i always remembered CAPTAIN TAYLOR a really fine man but sadly the townhead i knew is no more although my mum still stays at cathedral street all the rest has been demolished to make way for mostly foreign students in the residential halls and universities now there ,how sad is that our way of life in glasgow and old traditions are dying by the second to people who will leave as soon as they get their education completed.

Hi John , my name is Ron Williams I was born at 68 rottenrow in 1947 and lived directly above you until 1962 when we moved to Australia. You used to play with my younger brother Gordon. I also was in the bb's and i remember Captain Taylor well. I've been back many a time but the only
person I ever caught up with was Margaret Mcneil who's dad had the newsagent shop in catheral square

Posted by: *john kerr* 21st Nov 2017, 02:01pm

QUOTE (tam murphy @ 16th Jul 2010, 06:05pm) *
i was born in 1947 at 10 tarbet st my father was dan my mother margaret cartwright all there familys lived around the rottenrow
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Posted by: johnkerr52 6th Apr 2018, 08:01am

QUOTE (tam murphy @ 16th Jul 2010, 06:05pm) *
i was born in 1947 at 10 tarbet st my father was dan my mother margaret cartwright all there familys lived around the rottenrow
rolleyes.gif


Posted by: johnkerr52 6th Apr 2018, 08:05am

hi tam my name is john kerr i was born in the rottenrow in 1952 and my granny and grandad campbell lived at 14 tarbert street so you must know me i went to the rottenrow primary and then onto city public secondary i miss the old rottenrow so many good memories - hope you are well tam regards john kerr.

Posted by: johnkerr52 10th Apr 2018, 08:52am

QUOTE (ronniewilliams @ 18th Oct 2017, 12:28pm) *
Hi John , my name is Ron Williams I was born at 68 rottenrow in 1947 and lived directly above you until 1962 when we moved to Australia. You used to play with my younger brother Gordon. I also was in the bb's and i remember Captain Taylor well. I've been back many a time but the only
person I ever caught up with was Margaret Mcneil who's dad had the newsagent shop in catheral square

hi ronnie if yur ever in glasgow lok me up ok mate here is my email address - johnleekerr"yahoo.co.uk i would love to meet all who lived in townhead in my era -regards MR JOHN KERR.