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> Where I Was Born, How About You?
BigJock
post 22nd Jun 2009, 08:14pm
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This is where it all began, many years ago, 13 Govanhill Street.

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penny dainty
post 23rd Jun 2009, 12:10am
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Good photo Jock, did you get it from Google street maps?


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post 23rd Jun 2009, 08:20am
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QUOTE (penny dainty @ 23rd Jun 2009, 12:27am) *
Good photo Jock, did you get it from Google street maps?

Yes I did, and it brought a tear ta ma eye, a stroll down Govanhill Street to my old school, Cuthbertson Str. Primary. rolleyes.gif


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post 23rd Jun 2009, 08:38am
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My, humble, beginning was at 1014 Great Western Road (in War-Torn Glasgow,) June 21 1944; Home for Unwed Mothers.
Just another wee bar steward from the Toon.
I'm "Coming Home" on 17th August to put my hands on the spot.
Could someone put a big "X" on the pavement for me where it might have stood?
Whatever was going on in that 18 year old girl's life back then; hardship, strict parents, no interest, whatever ... I got to be born, and that's usually a good start.
And I got to be born in Glasgow; a bonus.


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post 23rd Jun 2009, 11:07am
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My Birth Certificate says I was born at the Glasgow Maternity Hospital on the eighth of February, 1950. The home address of my parents was 47 Nethan Street, Govan.

If anyone can post a picture of either, then or now, I'd be ever grateful !

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post 23rd Jun 2009, 01:10pm
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I was also born in the Maternity Hospital Glasgow in Rottenrow..21st March 1941..My parents (John and Helena Green) lived then in Borron Street which I believe has been torn down...We then moved to Finnieston....and from there down to London. My mother was from London and my little sister had died in 1944 so my mum wanted to get out of Glasgow.
I returned when I was 15/16 and met my first husband (From Kinning Park) and we lived in McClellan Street. Famous I believe for being the longest street in Glasgow without a break!! Then we moved up to Thurso to work at Dounreay!! Total gadabouts in those days.Does anyone remember him or his family...Ringland McRoberts? Father was also Ringland,mother Annie (total battleaxe,all 4ft 4inches of her) and brother was Alex...He lived in Dennistoun and was a bouncer at Anniesland?

I was also born in the Maternity Hospital Glasgow in Rottenrow..21st March 1941..My parents (John and Helena Green) lived then in Borron Street which I believe has been torn down...We then moved to Finnieston....and from there down to London. My mother was from London and my little sister had died in 1944 so my mum wanted to get out of Glasgow.
I returned when I was 15/16 and met my first husband (From Kinning Park) and we lived in McClellan Street. Famous I believe for being the longest street in Glasgow without a break!! Then we moved up to Thurso to work at Dounreay!! Total gadabouts in those days.Does anyone remember him or his family...Ringland McRoberts? Father was also Ringland,mother Annie (total battleaxe,all 4ft 4inches of her) and brother was Alex...He lived in Dennistoun and was a bouncer at Anniesland?
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post 23rd Jun 2009, 01:51pm
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Ninab, hope you are enjoying the blethers smile.gif If you look at the Possilpark bit of the site there is a photo of fancy flats near a canal. Borron St was right behind it.


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post 23rd Jun 2009, 02:30pm
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Just had a look...I wonder what my father would have thought of that!! Looks very posh eh?
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post 23rd Jun 2009, 02:54pm
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I live round the corner from their.

Sadly its like most other parts of glasgow now...Fly-tipping everywhere !!!

That must've been taking when something was taking place in the park & local councilors were in attendance!!! rolleyes.gif As you'll not see the street that clean anymore sadly. sad.gif

I was brought-up in Jamieson street in my grand-parents house. Those house's are no longer there, they are an old folk complex. Really nice inside.
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post 23rd Jun 2009, 03:03pm
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I was born in stobhill hospital and went from there to a childrens home in Rhu near helensburgh till my mum and dad came and picked me when I was 5 months old. From there on had a lovely childhood living in corkerhill until I got married in i986.
Tee hee I'm sure your mother like mine had no choice in the matter. Just remember thanks to her the worlds a better place because you were born. biggrin.gif wub.gif
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George Muir
post 23rd Jun 2009, 04:23pm
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Hi BigJock I lived for a while in the next street to you - Carfin Street. I had friends and relatives in Govanhill Street.
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post 23rd Jun 2009, 08:21pm
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QUOTE (George Muir @ 23rd Jun 2009, 04:40pm) *
Hi BigJock I lived for a while in the next street to you - Carfin Street. I had friends and relatives in Govanhill Street.

My mother worked in the fish & chip shop at the corner of Calder Street and Inglefield Street, Pennies chip shop I think was the name.


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post 6th Jul 2009, 06:27pm
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QUOTE (tombro @ 23rd Jun 2009, 06:24am) *
My Birth Certificate says I was born at the Glasgow Maternity Hospital on the eighth of February, 1950. The home address of my parents was 47 Nethan Street, Govan.

If anyone can post a picture of either, then or now, I'd be ever grateful !

Tombro rolleyes.gif

sad , sad , to tell you that Nethan St is gone I was born at # 75 so just a couple of closes from your parents , I was born in 1942 so there's a good chance that I new your parents , I left Nethen St when I was 13 , but still visited till I was 19 then came to US , I went home 30 yrs later and most of it was gone , I cried my heart out , went home again 10 years later and it was gone , it was a great St we where all poor but boy did we have fun hope I can help magpie
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post 6th Jul 2009, 07:34pm
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QUOTE (BigJock @ 23rd Jun 2009, 09:38pm) *
My mother worked in the fish & chip shop at the corner of Calder Street and Inglefield Street, Pennies chip shop I think was the name.


Pennies sold the best chips in Govanhill. biggrin.gif


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George Muir
post 7th Jul 2009, 04:24am
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Every Friday we waited for my dad getting home with his wages and we rushed to buy fish suppers at Penny's. I think the Penny family lived just round the corner in Inglefield Street.
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