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sumac Posted 14th Jul 2020, 04:16pm
  Hi. I’m trawling through the Boards looking for all the Townhead info and pics I can get. I saw this page looking to find out about Martyr Street.
Martyr Street was at right angles to Parson Street. The square of streets was Parson Street, Martyr Street, McAuslan Street and Glebe Street. My family lived at 40 Parson Street. My gran and Granpa lived at 3 Martyr Street, round the corner. We shared a big back court. My bother, sisters and I would shout up to her to throw us out a piece when we were hungry. My old auntie lived in McAuslan Street where we used to roller skate and she would feed us when we were hungry, too. There’s very little, if anything, left of our streets.
Guest Posted 29th Nov 2017, 10:31pm
QUOTE (aaron king @ 21st Nov 2017, 11:38am) *
Martha st was birth ,deaths,marriage ,office,not martyr st .that street was possibly in townhead area.

You are right I realized that after I had sent the reply. I looked up Martyr Street on Google and yes it was in (is) in Townhead (Toonheid) I was in Glasgow in May and that area up into Springburn is no longer the way I
remember it, it is nearly all motorway.
jacqui63m Posted 21st Nov 2017, 01:06pm
  Hi all,

From "Extract of an entry in a REGISTER of DEATHS" that I obtained through Scotland's people, and under the heading of "When and where died" it is written: 1930 May Sixteenth 3h 48m PM 23 Martyr Street Glasgow

So, I assumed Martyr St was, at the very least, his address when he died if he had not in fact died in this place.
aaron king Posted 21st Nov 2017, 11:38am
  Martha st was birth ,deaths,marriage ,office,not martyr st .that street was possibly in townhead area.
Guest Posted 20th Nov 2017, 07:38pm
  Martyr Street is where you register births marriages and deaths.
jacqui63m Posted 20th Nov 2017, 06:11pm
  My great grandfather John Weir died 16 May 1930. His death record gives an address of 23 Martyr St Glasgow.

Can anyone tell me (or show with pictures) what Martyr St was like at the time? Residential, industrial etc. John was a 'wanna be' dentist. Would he have worked from Martyr St or elsewhere?

I've been told that there is a John Weir 'dentist' in the 1930/31 Valuation Rolls, at 122 Ark Lane. I'm not at all sure if this is my John (he died May 1930)

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