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prince21 Posted 23rd Jan 2018, 09:50am
 
QUOTE (margie @ 13th Apr 2017, 11:09am) *
Hi does anyone remember if Gizzies Cafe was in Garscube road? cheers Margie.

If you see my profile i was born in Milton Place at the top of the lane sat the Jungle Bar in between Milton Place and Glenmavis Street. Our house in Glenmavis Street got burned down hence the reason we moved to Maryhill about 1955.
In my memories of the Cowcaddens was elderly men singing in the backcourt in the hope someone would throw them some pennies to survive.
In Milton Place opposite where i was born there was a stable and men would hire a horse and cart and go looking for scrap iron or other things they could use. My grandfather Joe Sweeney had a smalll store in Glenmavis street where he made firewood sticks and sell them along with brickets for people with coal fires.
I have many memories of the Cowcaddens Gizzie,s being one and going to play in the park opposite. We did,nt have much money but i believe the children were much happier in many ways alway,s outside playing and going to the shops when asked to. My grandfather also worked in a shop in Milton Street and the children would always get a glass of lemonade everytime someone sent them to get them messages. They were good days for me
TeeHeeHee Posted 15th Sep 2017, 09:44pm
  That is the beauty of this web site Danny, the "head" side of the coin as it were. I became friends with a member here who lives in Michigan. Her father was a prisoner of war with the Italians and as it looked like the game was nearly over they let their POWs go rather than get caught with them, The escapees managed to get into Switzerland and some were looked after in different areas by locals and one or two were hidden in a convent of sorts.
I went down into the area where our friend's father was looked after but after a long search and a visit to the local Town Hall and grave yards etc.. I was drawing one blank after an other ... then I managed to find out about a really old, but ill, priest and came sooo close to meeting up with him but that also fell through.
An exciting day involving my Mercedes overhearing on the Swiss motorway and Swiss Police first being helpful then telling me that if I was still there when they came back tongue.gif ,,,
.. and still overheating on all the country roads on the way backhome to Germany and my passenger and helper not hving a good time of it at all (me having to drive rather risky to keep from stalling) but she survived the trip ... and so did my lady helper (Mary's best mate) biggrin.gif

Our member was ever so grateful for my attempts which; although bearing no fruit to help her with more of her dad's history, still at least produced some pictures of the area where he'd been and the "Nunnery", which was by this time a young ladies hostel, but nothing of the Swiss family who helped him.

But that is the essence of GG ... helping each other where we can. wink.gif

The member is still a good friend who sends me pictures of her grandchildren when she has them all together with their gran. thumbup.gif
DannyH Posted 14th Sep 2017, 10:46pm
 
QUOTE (robertpaterson @ 4th Nov 2013, 05:52pm) *
Hello - This is my first post on this forum that I've been really enjoying. My dad was born in 1907 in Hopehill Road, the son of Agnes Soutar. Agnes married John Paterson in 1910 and my dad became Peter Soutar Paterson. He emigrated to Canada in 1924 on the "Carmania". At that time, his family lived in 460 Garscube Road. I have been trying to determine exactly where that was located. I'm assuming it was close to the "Round Toll" but can't seem to figure out just where. It was on the side of Oakbank Street and, judging by the post of Danny Harris, pretty close to there. Any help would be appreciated. This website has brought me closer to the family I never knew.



I was just browsing through this topic, when I came across Robert Paterson's post. I may have mentioned in another subsequent post, that Robert and I met up. He came over to Scotland, and I was able to take him to the exact spot he was looking for.

We spent a most enjoyable day together, including a visit Loch Lomond. If I have already mentioned this elsewhere on the website, apologies to all.

Danny Harris
sandreas Posted 6th Jul 2017, 11:14am
 
QUOTE (barbara mcdonagh @ 10th Dec 2011, 01:07am) *
taken from an old glasgow times Grove St in the 1960's

I'm sure that's my older brother jim....never went anywhere without that wee horse...we stayed in burnside bldgs.
*sandreas* Posted 17th May 2017, 09:28pm
 
QUOTE (anne.munro @ 3rd Sep 2010, 04:27pm) *
Hello all from Cowcaddens,
We lived at Burnside Buildings, surrounded by family. they attended St Josephs' school. My mother Nan Masterson & her friend Susan worked in Gizzis cafe in the 1950's, Mum often spoke very fondly of Mrs Gizzi & how popular the Ice cream was. She would have loved this site & all the memories, Mum married my Dad Jack Munro, he worked at Glasgow Locarno, & her friend Susan married Billy Mc Leish, he later became the Manager of the Locarno

I remember my ma talking about nan masterson...we lived in burnside buildings..Donnelly.
*Peggy* Posted 8th May 2017, 06:42pm
  I am looking to locate Ventre family members that might still live in the Glasgow area. I saw a post from 2010 talking about Laurie Ventre.
sandreas Posted 6th May 2017, 02:37pm
 
QUOTE (anne.munro @ 3rd Sep 2010, 05:27pm) *
Hello all from Cowcaddens,
We lived at Burnside Buildings, surrounded by family. they attended St Josephs' school. My mother Nan Masterson & her friend Susan worked in Gizzis cafe in the 1950's, Mum often spoke very fondly of Mrs Gizzi & how popular the Ice cream was. She would have loved this site & all the memories, Mum married my Dad Jack Munro, he worked at Glasgow Locarno, & her friend Susan married Billy Mc Leish, he later became the Manager of the Locarno

hi, I heard my mum talk of nan masterson...we lived in burnside buildings., middle close....also single end in the next close...DONNELLY..( granda.....GORMAN stayed in 18 burnside st).from 1947-1964.
margie Posted 19th Apr 2017, 06:42am
  DannyH, I remember going in there a few times in the early sixties. cheers Margie.
DannyH Posted 13th Apr 2017, 01:15pm
  Margie Gizzies was on the Garscube Road, just around the corner from Burnside Street. Spent many happy times in there .

Danny Harris
margie Posted 13th Apr 2017, 11:09am
  Hi does anyone remember if Gizzies Cafe was in Garscube road? cheers Margie.
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