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barbiegirl
post 1st Aug 2014, 12:37pm
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I was conceived at a Hogmany party in 1965 at the Great Western Road high flats in Glasgow. The evening had started in Curlers Bar before Ronnie Gordon an Engineer gave out the invites. 9 months later I was adopted to a family in 1966. My birth dad found out somehow and went to my birth mums door in Drumchapel just hours after I had been given away. His name was Brian (surname unknown). He would have been about 19 back then and only about 5' 4" or 5". A fashionable dresser, and wore a smart green duffel coat. Ronald sadly died a few years ago and I'm unable to get any further information there. Another lady at the party was Joan Watson from Cloan Ave, Drumchapel. She emigrated to Canada and became a nurse. My birth mum has no more information to give. I believe Brian may have been a friend of George Harwood a Painter & Decorator from Pendeen Crescent, Barlanark. He sadly has passed away also. Does this ring a bell with anyone? My real dad knew about me and could never do anything to find me. 47 years on can you help me find him please? If you can share information I would be very grateful. Many thanks.
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post 8th Aug 2014, 12:17pm
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i, i moved to Easterhouse, Lochdochart Road around 1963 with my brothers Peter and Brian Carmichael. mum Tilly and dad Peter (both dead now).. We went to St Claires and then St Leonards (no longer there). My memory of names is shocking, i remember Ann Hobbs, Anne Blair, Anne Marie Callaghan (died 1991), Jean Gallagher (now Strange), Bernadette ????, couple of pals in Baldragon Street. Our close was just the square where the terminus was, just along from the Corporation bus terminus. Went to Clouds Disco, saw Salvation, who eventually became Ultravox perform there many a Saturday. Peter and Brian used to play footy with Bobby Russell (ex-gers) and "old" Jackie McNamara and both played for local Teams , Blue Star i think? My name is Elizabeth Carmichael (now Smith) ...if anyone has a better memory than me then please get in touch and jog it for me tongue.gif


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post 8th Aug 2014, 12:25pm
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i only recognise Jacki Mac's name there, but my brother Peter might know of the other 2...do you remember the Carmichael's. we went to St Leonards after leaving St Clares. I continued to stay in Easterhouse after marrying in 1975 for about a year. Tilly and Peter (parents) moved from Easterhouse to Baillieston around late 1980's. I am terrible at names I'm afraid(!)...they will slowly come to me, i remember first names but surnames are proving hard for me, so many to remember:-) Peter lives in Riddrie now, and Brian played for Blue (or red) star, football team in Budhill when he was at school.i will get back to you after i chat with Peter and see if his memory is better than mine, thanks for the info smile.gif Liz


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post 27th Sep 2014, 07:40pm
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I lived with my mum and dad in denmilne street then duntarvie road till I moved out at 16 to arnisdale road, my name then was maggie stewart[/size], so if anyone remembers me leave a message yes.gif
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*Garry Mason*
post 21st Jan 2015, 11:57am
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Hi

I lived in Easterhouse Square from 1963 to 1972. I went to rogerfield primary school. I still have a old school class photo.
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*Joyce Taylor*
post 10th Mar 2015, 09:31am
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Hi!

I was born and brought up in Easterhouse. Lived in Duffus street, Provanhall. 1960 - 1977 Went to St Benadicts, then St Leonards. Have recently made contact with a lot of school friends and neighbours via Facebook. Looking back on my childhood I wouldn't change anything. Now live in. New Zealand with my family, and found my old school friend here also Anne Lynch from Conisbourgh Road. My dad used to drive the green buses then the corporation buses. My sister Anna was the first women to drive a women only bus, when they first brought in pay the driver rather than the bus conductress. I have a brother Michael, Charles and Denis sisters Anna and Margaret and Marie who all live in England now expect one brother in Scotland.

Great to read all the comment on here brings me back to my youth.
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post 15th Feb 2016, 09:37am
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Hey hey, am the first one here...grew up in Easterhouse Road and we moved along the Swordale Place cause they were making them all into Barratt houses...woohoo, our old house was the new show house for them...went to Rogerfield Primary in 1978 and moved to Swordale Place in 79 or 80, then went to Easthall Primary school. I used to sell my Evening Times papers up at the shopping centre and we used to get them aff Big Chic in the next street, he also used to buy everybody's fag coupons, for bloody pennies when you think about now...lol
We used to play all the games in the street and you were probably only ever bothered with Sams mobile grocery van in the street, can't really rememeber many cars, well no in my street anyway..
Used to play houses in the closes and the big ones would make swings wae rope at the huge trees round the back...man they were the days...went back recently and it has totally changed, everything just looks so small, but hey maybe it's just that i've got bigger...went to secondary school in Bailleston (Bannerman High) and I used to love the woalk through the fields to Bailleston, hey another sign o the times cause there all houses as well...
Happy Days...Hope this finds ya Smiling.

Big Chic was my granda lol, just came across this feed looking for something else. brought back some memories of the old boy.
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*David Cann*
post 25th Feb 2016, 12:10am
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Hi ALL,

I hope someone out there can help me, please?.

I was born in Duke Street Hospital in 1966, and initially lived with my folks in16 Society Street.

We moved back to Oban, where I spent most of my childhood, apart from a stint for a year in Benbecula and some time in Aberdoyle.

We lived in Easterhouse around when I was about 5 until I was 7, when we moved to Benbecula.

I am trying to trace the name of the school and street that we lived on, although according to my Ma, who was Glasgow born and bread, they are both no longer there?. I remeber a lassie in my class called DOROTHIA BRADLEY,who used to go with her MA on the bus to school with us, but sadly don't remeber anyone else. Just that there was a low brick wall out somewhere near the main building, because I fell off it and split my head.

My Ma said it as a Prodestant School, although when I was born I was christened a Roman Catholic.

So, I'm looking for a Prodestant School in Easterhouse around 1971-1972?. If anyone has any ideas, please could you let me know.

Also, if anyone can recall a green van that used to sell general food and sweets etc, and the folks who run it lived near us in Easterhouse?. That might help me find the area of Easterhouse, and hopefully the road we lived on?.

I would be grateful for any hell please. I'm trying to trace my roots to Glasgow.

Much appreciate folks.

David Cann.
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post 28th Feb 2016, 03:23pm
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David, there was or maybe still is a Protestant Primary School in Corsehill Street.
It was called Rogerfield School.

There was another one in Lochend Road, but I don't know the name of it.

I'm sure there was at least another two School's, but I left Easterhouse 40 year's ago and I cannot remember exactly where they were.


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post 30th Apr 2016, 07:22pm
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QUOTE (Heather @ 28th Feb 2016, 03:23pm) *
David, there was or maybe still is a Protestant Primary School in Corsehill Street.
It was called Rogerfield School.

There was another one in Lochend Road, but I don't know the name of it.

I'm sure there was at least another two School's, but I left Easterhouse 40 year's ago and I cannot remember exactly where they were.

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James181
post 2nd Sep 2016, 06:51pm
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QUOTE (David Cann @ 25th Feb 2016, 01:10am) *
Hi ALL,

I hope someone out there can help me, please?.

I was born in Duke Street Hospital in 1966, and initially lived with my folks in16 Society Street.

We moved back to Oban, where I spent most of my childhood, apart from a stint for a year in Benbecula and some time in Aberdoyle.

We lived in Easterhouse around when I was about 5 until I was 7, when we moved to Benbecula.

I am trying to trace the name of the school and street that we lived on, although according to my Ma, who was Glasgow born and bread, they are both no longer there?. I remeber a lassie in my class called DOROTHIA BRADLEY,who used to go with her MA on the bus to school with us, but sadly don't remeber anyone else. Just that there was a low brick wall out somewhere near the main building, because I fell off it and split my head.

My Ma said it as a Prodestant School, although when I was born I was christened a Roman Catholic.

So, I'm looking for a Prodestant School in Easterhouse around 1971-1972?. If anyone has any ideas, please could you let me know.

Also, if anyone can recall a green van that used to sell general food and sweets etc, and the folks who run it lived near us in Easterhouse?. That might help me find the area of Easterhouse, and hopefully the road we lived on?.

I would be grateful for any hell please. I'm trying to trace my roots to Glasgow.

Much appreciate folks.

David Cann.

The name of the Protestant school mabe Wellhouse Primary, up the hill from Blessed John Ogilvie school ( my primary school). Wellhouse Primary was I think at the end of Balado Road ?
As for grocery vans, there was Peter Boyles van in Baldovan Crescent, and there was Richards van on Torrance Rd @ the corner of Lanbar Cres ( my home from 1958 to 1977). I'm trying to remember the guys name who sold the van to Richard Jarvies, as he had the van on the same site prior to Richard.
Hope this helps,
James181.
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post 3rd Sep 2016, 11:32pm
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Hi,

Just reading this. We stayed bottom left 6 Dunskaith Place. The Warks below the Mcleish.

Happy days.

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peter.howden
post 14th Oct 2016, 08:09pm
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Barony of Barlanark,

It has been described as "the halesome parritch, chief `o`Scotia`s food" by the Bard himself, while Samuel Johnston, creator of “A Dictionary of the English Language”; quipped, “a grain which in England is generally given to horses but in Scotland supports the people since at least the 6th century". Of course its Oats, pedigree of porridge they are on about, and although the place we ken as now Barlanark scheme is not as old, however “Barony of Barlanark” it has been around for many a year since 1522, without fear of contradiction.

The inhabitants of both old Barlanark and the so called new Barlanark have and had plenty helpings of the named Scots porridge oats, in their day.

We, who now reside within the boundaries of Barlanark, may not have a grasp of its past antiquity, being a part of a bigger estate in hilly country side, proclaiming one main and strikingly mansion. In this period, scattered around were small meagre dwellings, near hovels of the working folk, proud, but pitifully locked in tied work and accommodation…or so the history book relay, naming W. H. Hill, as the original owner of “Barony of Barlanark” centuries before the big house was built and created.

Since the start of mapping the towns, cities and roads, in earnest, there has always been a thoroughfare between the two main towns of Scotland, Glasgow and Edinburgh, helping this particular estate to flourish and with the ever growing Glasgow. The pronouncement to build housing in the countywide of Barlanark, was taken shortly after the last world war, though development began early 1952 because of figures suggesting changing population.

Although coming under the Greater Easterhouse area and banner, so to speak, I would suggest the folk from Barlanark, think of themselves in this manner with an inner strength of community. We are lucky we have two types of churches and two lively schools, one for special needs, a newly built primary school. A small host of shops where you can be tanned, or tan in a can, if that is you’re wanting plus. A central Community hall varies in use as a local social office and play pen for toddlers, plus sequence dancing which would shame the old Barra-land if not the Plaza.

It can also boast a place where normally two types of people are at odds, but lay in peace in a Jewish, combined Asian crematory. It was a very sad loss when the landmark called and used as “the wee library” was forced to close, due to the halls of power, but even sadder when it was learnt it would be demolished… although everyone accepts that there is a price for progress memories still brings a tear.

The community as a whole, are warm, friendly and helpful, although the area is split by having three land lords who encourage tenant expectation as top priority. When any problems emerge, it becomes obvious, the true spirit of Barlanark, rises to overcome any challenge facing the community. Once again, all becomes one, plainly demonstrated a gritty will for the good of all

Some 18 years ago, when the need for a new style health care became dire apparent to even a blind man with a crooked stick, resulted of all community impute, creating a revolutionary health shop with the proud community, ever ready driving force… backed up by a superb staff. All ran a very successful joined up thinking model, plus aiding the elderly especially.

Unfortunately, displaying apathy to their needs, the “The unseen Authorities?”, somewhere in the cossets, circling the drafty corridors, decided without consultation, to pull the necessary funding away, demanding peoples to travel to Easterhouse Health Centre, a very good establishment …but still some distance away. Another Samuel Johnston quotes is; “Integrity without knowledge is weak and useless, and knowledge without integrity is dangerous and dreadful”.

Still the population in Barlanark may not be the rich according to money, but you would travel far to find such a genuine happy and helpful population, even in a city famed for friendliness. There is a good bus service that leaves Barlanark…. but more important, there are plenty buses to bring you home.

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*Patrick Quinn*
post 11th Dec 2016, 12:12am
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Hi,

Could be Wellhouse primary, or. , Easthall Primary, Van at Torran Road, Richard Jarvies, previously own by Collins whom had sold it to him early 70s, Colin went back to driving.
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cherrynook
post 13th Jan 2017, 01:35am
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Hello All

I was born in Easterhouse in 1959 - exactly at 10 Dunskaith Place. I left there when I was six years old and our family moved to Toronto, Canada.

I have started the long job of documenting our family tree and have discovered that almost all of the Easterhouse I grew up in has been torn down.

I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me find some pictures from that area in that time. I see some posts above where people lived in the same building at around that exact time.

Our family name is Wright. My father was John (Jack) Wright and my mother is Mary (May) McFadden. We still have some relatives over there but sadly I have lost touch. I have uncle's William and Charles McFadden, unfortunately I don't even know if they are still alive. My mothers parents were Catherine and William McFadden - both are, of course, long dead.

If you know any of these names or have any pictures of the area that you might already have digitized, please let me know and I would love to talk to you about them.

Thanks very much.

Paul Wright
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