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post 17th Mar 2007, 05:34pm
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Please post your memories of this Glasgow district here...Govanhill

Were you born here? Did you grow up here?
Did you visit your aunt here? ...or your children?
Was your first home here? Were your children born here?
Did you shop here? Was your favourite cinema here?
Did you go to church here? Was your favourite pub here?
Did you 'romance' here? Did you go to school here?
Do you have a photograph from here?

Come on let us know and immortalise your memories here...Govanhill

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stratson
post 29th Mar 2008, 11:25pm
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My parents moved to Govanhill in 1927, part of slum clearance from Paisley Road/ Pollok street.
They were new built, was 3 apt bathroom and scullery.(now known as kitchenette)in Batson Street.
You were proud to belong to such a lovely district. I was born here. mad.gif Parts of Govanhill have become very run down.Fortunately where I now reside in Govanhill is ok. The Housing Association do their utmost for the area. It.s the private landlords who are in my opinion responsible, so long as they are getting the rent giros the property is of no interest to them.


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post 30th Mar 2008, 06:24am
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My Gran lived in Bellisle street for many years.


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post 30th Mar 2008, 12:09pm
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Probably would have known your Gran P.D. Was your Gran brought up in Belleisle Street P.D. smile.gif


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post 30th Mar 2008, 12:09pm
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You can p.m. me P.D.


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post 30th Mar 2008, 04:41pm
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I agree Stratson, with you.
It is the same here I have only been here 30 years and I can remember some of the Apartments were new when we first moved here now they are run down, and the Rents are 10 times as much as well,

Think also people dont care as much]Landlord and owners] and dont repair things as they need doing,
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But it is true,
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*Steve Brown*
post 3rd Apr 2008, 01:15pm
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Hi Stratson,
read your article about batson Street and wondered if you knew my gran? My gran lived at 19 batson Street, bottom flat on the left as you walked in the close, surname was Keaney, also my aunt/uncle Frank and Jean, latter still lives in the sheltered housing in Jamieson Court off govanhill Road, (oops! you would know that) Frank sadly passed away some time ago and he is still greatly missed.
Regards Steve.

(feel like a school kid again writing about "my gran").
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post 3rd Apr 2008, 01:27pm
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Further to previous post, now do not laugh! forgot to mention my mother Liz! I know...... age it does'nt come on its own!
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post 3rd Apr 2008, 07:24pm
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My family lived in Govanhill (Carfin St.) for 6 years. It was a converted pawnshop. Our previous house was a tenement in Paisley Road West. It was condemned due to the bombing in a nearby street, and we were moved pronto. However Govanhill was a great place to live back then, at least 5 picture houses within walking distance, and easy access to Queen's Park, Cathkin and Hampden. The only drawback was the polis was always chasing us for playing fitbaw in the street. ohmy.gif
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post 3rd Apr 2008, 07:32pm
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Hi Steve, Know all of your family, very, very well. Your Mum is a very good friend of mine. Remember your Gran and Granda with great fondness. He was a great storyteller I am the second youngest of the Murray's, top flat.Your Uncle Frank and my young brother were pals. They were both so tall, they were often taken for a couple of detectives. Ronnie was 6.4ins.Ronnie also passed away on his 60th Birthday. I met your Aunt Jean a couple of years ago in Cathcart Rd, she is still heartbroken about Frank.
From all of the family only Richard(Australia) and myself have survived. I just live near to Aunt Jean. Your Mum and Elaine know where I live.Nice hearing from you.
You can send me a p.m. if you wish. smile.gif


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post 5th Apr 2008, 09:37am
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Hi Stratson,
great hearing from you and ofcourse that you actually know my family, its a small world right enough, I remember my grandpa not for story telling, (I was probably too young)but for playing cards, we would half a snowball and play for hours for each others half, I know he would let me win but as I did not want to take his half of the snowball I, in my innocence, would 'cheat' to lose, my grandpa again would pretend he never noticed and there was me being so smug. You know I do not remember ever eating that silly snowball,but we had a great time not eating it.
regards Steve.
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Southside jim
post 5th Feb 2009, 01:25am
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Born in Govanhill in 1974 biggrin.gif
Family all lived in Jamieson street

Then my gran & granda got a house in seath street.

My parents got a house in castlemilk...canny mind the streets now. rolleyes.gif ..lolol

Moved to govan for a few years

Before heading back to Govanhill at the end of 85 where I have been ever since.


Just like most of the glasgow area, Its totally went to pot.

To many wee neds thinking they are tough, and far too may out-siders who seem above the law !!!!
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post 1st Apr 2009, 01:04pm
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It is with great sadness I have to tell my Govanhill friends and residents of the passing of Elizabeth Stevenson, M.B.E.

Betty was one of the founders of G.H.A. and was Chairwoman until her retirement.
We have been neighbours since I moved to my present house 24 years ago

The funeral is going to the Linn Crematorium at 1p.m. Thursday April 2nd.

My Deepeest Sympathy to Betty's husband and family.
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post 19th Apr 2009, 08:11pm
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Where are all you Govanhill people, some of you must be on the internet, not all have passed on.
Would be great to hear from any of you smile.gif biggrin.gif


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post 19th Apr 2009, 09:16pm
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Hi Stratson we have a friend who lives in Hollybrook Street. She is also disgusted at the way the area has gone down.



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