QUOTE (matman @ 7th Jul 2016, 02:47pm)
Hi what a wonderful site this is, I just stumbled across it while browsing for pics or stories about old Glasgow. I'm not sure how this works, should I reply or post in`new topic`? Anyway heres my two bobs worth.
My name is Matt Duffy, my family moved from The Gallowgate to a `brand new house` in Gartharmlock in the early fifties (I WAS ABOUT EIGHT OR NINE) before emigrating to Australia in Dec 1955.
Mum and Dad were Matt and Betty Duffy, with three sons, myself, Edward and John, and one sister Lisbeth.
We lived in Binns Rd. Not positive but possibly No 17. My brother John and I went to school nearby, cant remember the name. I do remember walking down the hill and catching the school bus.
Where we lived was in one of the houses at the top of Binns Rd, we were in what I remember as a `House` on the left - two stories - one `house` below one above. I might not be correct on this, thats just how I remember it,
Across the road were different style of houses, I just remember them as single story (bungalows?) with lovely little window panes.
At the top of the road were big fields where us kids used to jump the stone wall and `pick` potatoes while keeping an eye out for the farmer
I remember coming home from school each day and watching The Cisco Kid on TV. It was strange later when arriving in Queensland to find they didn't have TV yet.
My parents had the second TV in the area when it did arrive, my pals family had the first, his dad worked at the TV station. we watched the test pattern for months before programs went to air... haha.
If anyone has pictures of Binns rd in the fifties it would be wonderful to see them to compare with my memories which are foggy...... It was a long time ago.
I can be contacted on email@example.com
ps I just remembered my dad had a big black wolesly car. I think he still worked in his cobblers shop in Parkhead Cross.
hi mat man ,,I moved to 38 binns rd in garthamlock in 1954 pavement were not even laid we were the first in the house all new thought it was massive i was there untill i got married in 69 my mum moved over o craigend in 78,, i don't remember any bungalows you were talking about ,, tottie field and turnips round about,,,you house would have looked on to 5 apartments fields at the top.