I lived at number 20 Sleads Street (in the close) I lived there from 1957 (when I was 1 year-old) until we got moved because they were demolishing the building, I think that was when I was about 11 or 12. Next door neighbour was Mrs McCulloch who worked in Gray Dunn as did my mother, and Mrs Thompson (everyone called her 'auld granny Thompson' ).....Her grandkids lived with her....The Sweeny's....John Sweeny, I remember the most.
I remember the Arnotts who lived across the road at 17 (I think) I played football with Ian and he had an older brother Walter. There was also the Steele's and the frazers who stayed at number 21. I remember Archie Steele and his cousin Davy Fraser. We all used to play football in the street using the 'milky' garage door as a goal for three and in. We also used to climb the fence at Jedd Brothers paper work and play among the bales of waste magazines and newspapers.....(some nice magazines in there by the way.....heheh
I remember a John McMillan who lived next close at number 18 and a Jim Meechan who's father was blind who lived in the close at number 22.
I remember we used to have some great games of football playing against the boys from Stanley Street....We used to play those games on vermont street using the street lamp posts on opposite sides of the street as the goal posts.
Happy days indeed.