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> Whit Toonhied Had That No Possils Had.., Parly Road!
Rabbie
post 7th Nov 2009, 11:36am
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Right while we are at this wan, Toonhieds no goona git left oot.

So come oot, come oot awe ye Toonhiedees and lets have a richt rammy, an pit the world tae richts.

Weel, I am gonna start aff wi ra Parly Rd. Thets Parliamentry Road, fur you Clarkston, Bearsden and Newton Mearn wallahs.

Sadly, jist ower 40's years ago they started knocking the Parly doon, but they cannea take away oor memories; Teachers, Dr Bells and that Infamous Groose, the latter having a lot to answer fur, have take well care o that.

Parly Road, started getting built around 1820/30's, as a new route into the toon, traces of it are all but gone, but you can still determine the alignment, if ye ken where to look. I have a funny wee feelng that part of it was built over St Enochs Burn, tho ye would never think of a wee burn being there at awe, at awe.

This throughfare, from the tap o' Castle St, where the M8 flyover is doon to Suckyhall St, wis aboot 3/4 of a mile lang. It was once was reputed to be of the worlds most infamous pub crawls, there are no known or recorded survivors. The rules were simple, pint an a hauf in each howf, last man standing wins.

Many hard men an professional tipplers fell by the wayside an didnea even make it a 1/4 of the wi up, or doon. Though, for some reason it was considered easier to choose the up route. Miby the logic is that ye could roll back doon the slight gradiant when ye flaked oot.

This was the place where there was jist aboot a pub on every street corner and some in between as weel, jist fur good measure.

Parly Road had a large selection of small traders and businesses, curleys, healys, the co, bakers, newsagents, wee butchers, veggie shops, fishmongers, ironmongers, MacBraynes, opticians, chippies, cafes, funeral directors, <couple o those >, as business wis good thereaboots. In fact, jist aboot anyting and everything, if ye wanted it, ye could get ett. If no, somewan knew a wee baldy man in a bunnet wi a wee dug that could.

My Great Great and Great Grandparents lived oan The Parly during 1870 /80/90/1900's, then moved up to Parson St/Castle St.

My grannie and granda wid tell me their and their mates capers aboot pulling lumbers stoating up Parly Rd efter a nicht oot doon the Toon, by hell they knew how to enjoy themselves then and nean o this PC keech either. Some of us think we got it hard noo!

Well, ah could go oan, but Parly Rd is a hard act tae beat and am sure there are some punters oan here that will be able to blaw aff some wee stories about there life an time oan ra Parly Rd and ra Toonhied!

Lads an lassies, let hear it fur Toonhied. Aye, we even hud a Steamie tae ~ so thurr.


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post 7th Nov 2009, 05:18pm
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Aye well the steamie was actually in Kennedy st but thats being picky!-only recognisable thing from Parly rd now is the school at st James rd and St Mungos chapel in Parson st-oh and Fyffe and Mc Grouthers ironmongers in Kennedy st-still there and open as far as I know.I lived in the posh hooses on the corner of Parly rd and Lister st-(inside toilet with a bathroom even!)-wally close and aw-helped that my godfather owned the whole building right enough!-(Smiths Paint and Wallpaper at no 222) My dad was a manager with them in Paisley and used to commute to there every day from Toonheid-no sae bad right enough-the tram took ye right to Paisley cross.moved away to Johnstone in 1964 because they were demolishing the building-they did too-in 1978!-a bit previous in our part I think!-hated Johnstone and still do-a dump full of nosy chavvies!-somebody would get the jail now for what the Corpie done to Townhead-destroyed a brilliant community and some pretty good housing stock as well-although some of the tenements were deid and needed pulled doon most of them were well fit old buildings just needing modernised and maintained right.Oh and Gillilands bar in Toonheid is now in California-some yank bought it bricks and all and shipped it over there and rebuilt it!


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post 7th Nov 2009, 06:26pm
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Oh Klingon, there wus a Steamie in Collins St tae, so we hud twa, nea wunner Toonhied weans whurr so clean!

Crivens, yer close tae home here.

Ah used to hing around wi a lassie from corner of Lister St / Parly Rd, bottom flair, Liz Robertson.
Might have been a wee bit after ye left, her close was in Lister St, alangside the BRS depot, deid romantic, until it goat burnt doon.

Toonhied did have it share o' fires.

Ah even wurked in Fyfe and McGrothers fur a few years afore jining the blue joabs. Pay wus a staggering 10 quid a week and double during stock taking week in November! Thats wus in 74 /76.

I tink a family called Graham owned the firm, the MD was a cantankerous auld sod. The GM was a gobby Bearsden nyaff called Allan Lindsey, all he could whiffle aboot wus skiing holidays, like ah effing cared.
Ah dislike, toblerone, cuckoo cloaks, shell suited geekery and them knives fur hoicking clinkers oot o' cows erses.

Wit have the Swiss effer done for this world?

Hiedi and hur Granda?!

Right, where wus ah..

Ah managered tae hit it aff famously Mr Graham on my first day, ah was working in the order room, opening the mail, an ah managed to accidently bin a cheque for fower and a hauf thoosand poonds!

Na biggy, it was in the bin, no the post, still cannea understeand wit the drama wus about.

Wan o my chinas moved tae frea Toonhied in 70's tae Johnston, he liked Johnson that much he buggerit aff tae Teuchturland.
Alan Patterson, he might have been wan o them noisy wans! We did have some wonderful parties!

The noise in this hoose the nicht is terrible, as fur the langauge, worse than ye hear a shipyaird howf on a Friday night. the wife and daugher are watchin Wales getting stuff by all blicks. haw haw!

This hoose is a richt rammy when Scotland v Wales rugberry is aon, its no safe fur me, so I sneek oot, quietly, very quietly....


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post 7th Nov 2009, 07:12pm
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So , ye'r sayin' that Toonheid wis tryin' tae be as good as Possil ?? laugh.gif laugh.gif


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post 7th Nov 2009, 07:17pm
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Here we go, here we go...

Twa steamies!

Noo beat this, 4 picture hooses, Calton, Casino, some ancient fleapits in Stirling Rd an another in Parly Rd.

Och, while aboot this, we hud twa canels, a hospital, lordship provands hoose, ra Cathedral and a decent graveyaird! We had a shedload o churches and a couple o chapels, schools, Alan Glens am ra University o Strathclyde!

Most importantly, thurr wus no many polis offices or polismen.

Rumour hus it, even tiniments wi indoor, flushing cluddgies an human beings whurr seen to be existant in Auld Toonhied.

Ner ner!

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post 7th Nov 2009, 07:51pm
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Aye Rabbie, we remember when folks frae possil went tae Maryhill for thur holidays. laugh.gif


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post 7th Nov 2009, 08:04pm
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rabbie you remember the coal briquettes plant over the canal bridge i think it was at glebe st leading on to pinkston rd i was a briquette boy with the horse and cart for about 5 years every saturday before i left school, we got a half crown for our days work in all weathers it was a sore job at our age, when somebody wanted three or four dozen delivered up a three dancer sad.gif we had empty wooden fish boxes that took a dozen so going up the three flights of stairs was torture dry.gif and our clothes reeked of stinking fish cheers. i when i was a lad
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post 7th Nov 2009, 09:48pm
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QUOTE (ceader bhoy @ 7th Nov 2009, 09:02pm) *
rabbie you remember the coal briquettes plant over the canal bridge i think it was at glebe st leading on to pinkston rd i was a briquette boy with the horse and cart for about 5 years every saturday before i left school, we got a half crown for our days work in all weathers it was a sore job at our age, when somebody wanted three or four dozen delivered up a three dancer sad.gif we had empty wooden fish boxes that took a dozen so going up the three flights of stairs was torture and our clothes reeked of stinking fish cheers. i when i was a lad

Ah the good auld days. Brings tears tae yer eyes jist thinkin back. laugh.gif


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post 7th Nov 2009, 10:10pm
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here is your steamie we dont have to boast we had washing machines tongue.gif

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post 7th Nov 2009, 10:35pm
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they wur the toffs wae the prams
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post 7th Nov 2009, 10:44pm
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this looks like the washing machine we had in possil unsure.gif
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QUOTE (Tam blair @ 7th Nov 2009, 08:49pm) *
Aye Rabbie, we remember when folks frae possil went tae Maryhill for thur holidays. laugh.gif

Toonheid? wis that no somewhere near Lanark tongue.gif


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Soo, thets whuur ma guidie went.

Oan the phone tae ra polis.

Ah'll be back... polis are too busy booking motorists.


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QUOTE (brian432 @ 7th Nov 2009, 10:43pm) *
Toonheid? wis that no somewhere near Lanark tongue.gif


Ach away ye, its no far frea Toonheaid!

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post 8th Nov 2009, 09:18am
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Rabbie, A see yi worked in Fyfe and Mc Grouthers. Well wan o ma boys worked there tae so possilonians canny be that bad. Wan o ma pals stied in parly rd. her name was Harriet Mc Kenzie and she worked in Collins in Cathedral St. So Possil and Toonheid people were pals ok.cheers Margie.
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