QUOTE (JimC @ 28th May 2014, 04:35pm)
Father Lyne brings back many memeories of St Joseph`s Chapel. He always walked very quickly and was a bit of a terror in his time. He wasn`t afraid to tell you what was on his mind or ask why you were not in chapel the Sunday before, how he remembered who was there and who wasn`t I will never know. I remember my mother used to stand at the close entrance talking to her friends , which was quite the normal thing to do in those days as the T.V. had only two channels, and any time she would see Father Lyne coming down the street on one of his usual Parish Visits, she would run up the stairs , make sure the house was spotless, put the tea on and put out the chocolate biscuits, anything to keep him happy and subdued, mind you regular home visits by a priest nowadays are pretty few and far between so I have to give him credit for his concern for his parishiners. I also remember Father Martin, Father Burns and Father Osbourne, all from St. Josephs.
I first attended St. Joseph`s Primary School on Manresa Place when I was five and remember a Miss Fitzsimmons and a Miss Hughes. when we got a little older we moved over to the Boys Big School as we called it with the playground on the roof which was just accross the road and adjacent to the Girls Big School whose playground was also on the roof and were separated by Braid Street. I was a member of the 125th Boy Cubs and Scouts Group which met on the top floor of a building at the rear of the Chapel and I believe it was also attached to the Chapel building and a small community centre. AHH memories of times gone by.
All The Very Best.
Father Osborne now retired,stands in occasionally St Agnes Lambhill while our priest gets chemotherapy treatments