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alybainfan
How many of us were born in Lennoxtown?

I think there was quite a few. It had started off as a mental asylum and then it got a maternity annexe attached for about 20 years or so.. or so I was led to believe


My mum and dad were visiting my grandad in Hospital street in the Gorbals in the mid 50's when I decided to arrive 2 months premature, so I was born in Lennox castle hospital

Anyone else born there? smile.gif
pumps100
My brother was born there in 1954 - he was a bit mental.

I am a St Frances Nursing Home guy myself (1957) although I cannot remember anything about it.

Regards

Ian
Anne1
My eldest daughter was born in St Frances Nursing Home Dec 1960
pumps100
QUOTE (Anne1 @ 4th Dec 2011, 10:07pm) *
My eldest daughter was born in St Frances Nursing Home Dec 1960

Hi Anne,

Sorry but I had left the nursing home before your daughter arrived so we never met.

My mother said she had me at St Frances Nursing home because she had such a bad experience with my brother three years previous at Lennox Castle - terrible place.

She said the nurses who were nuns at St Frances were truly like Angels. Indeed, as I was supposed to be a girl I was called Angela for three weeks because they didn't know what to call me. No, I'm not joking! It is quite bizarre, to this day, if someone shouts "Angela" in a bar or shop I still turn round to answer the call.

Regards

Ian (actually John/formerly Angela)
l1zkenned1@hotmail
My twin and I were born there March 1950 because the clinic nurse thought the country air would be good for my mum. We were born at due date 5lb ...5 1\2 lb respectfully but we certainly grew from then. I never heard my mum say anything bad against the place.
0141black
I was born in Lennox Castle. As well as the mental hospital, there was also a borstal on the grounds.

My mother was in there over New Year and apparently some of the borstal inmates broke out and set fire to the mental hospital, causing some alarm in the maternity wing.....
Rabbie
QUOTE (0141black @ 20th Dec 2011, 04:31pm) *
I was born in Lennox Castle. As well as the mental hospital, there was also a borstal on the grounds.

My mother was in there over New Year and apparently some of the borstal inmates broke out and set fire to the mental hospital, causing some alarm in the maternity wing.....

No doubt some premature births as well! ohmy.gif
stratson
My first baby was born at Lennox Castle Hospital August 1954. Was there from July 20th --August 15th. Had a natural birth with 16 hour labour. All the time I spent there was very well looked after, nice food, made friends with a lot of other new mothers. It surprises me to hear of others bad experiences. unsure.gif
beth
My understanding is that it became a mental hospital after I was born!!. No comments please. I was born in 1950 and at that time it was still a "Normal" Hospital, though from what my mum says it, and its staff should have been certified years before. There is a web site about the hospital and loads of info
Isobel
I remember reading an article in one of these entertainment magazines about Lulu.When asked where she was born she answered Lennox Castle. Well so many people then thought she had been born in a castle.
Magi
My daughter Jane was born in lennoxcastle 19th July 1956 10.20am.
I was all of 19 .................long time ago
magi
pumps100
QUOTE (Isobel @ 21st Dec 2011, 10:47pm) *
I remember reading an article in one of these entertainment magazines about Lulu.When asked where she was born she answered Lennox Castle. Well so many people then thought she had been born in a castle.

That explains a lot. I always thought she was a tad odd.

By the way is Lulu, Molly Weir's daughter as there is a quite uncanny resemblance?

http://www.footstompin.com/wso/images/libr...310811?view=976

Regards

Ian
Scots Evelyn
I was born in Lennoxcastle Hospital 52 years ago today! I was also premature....not actually due until mid January 1960 so I'm a child of the 50s instead of a child of the 60s! ohmy.gif Missed it by 5 days! I was supposed to have been born at Duke St Hospital. wink.gif
alybainfan
Happy Belated Birthday Evelyn. smile.gif



In reply to someone thinking Lulu was born in a castle, I have had the same thing too, and people have also thought that Lennoxtown was in Saaarf Efrika!! biggrin.gif

ashfield
QUOTE (Isobel @ 21st Dec 2011, 10:44pm) *
I remember reading an article in one of these entertainment magazines about Lulu.When asked where she was born she answered Lennox Castle. Well so many people then thought she had been born in a castle.

I remember, aound the 60s when she was breaking through, they reported that she got noticed when singing at the Drum Chapel laugh.gif She must have been with Mary Hill and Paul Madee rolleyes.gif
alybainfan
laugh.gif laugh.gif

pumps100
QUOTE (ashfield @ 29th Dec 2011, 10:51am) *
I remember, aound the 60s when she was breaking through, they reported that she got noticed when singing at the Drum Chapel laugh.gif She must have been with Mary Hill and Paul Madee rolleyes.gif

Very funny. Read this four times before penny dropped. But despite the banter I think you are off the mark. I think you mean Dennis Town - what used to be the roller-skating before the botox bombshell screeched her way to notoriety.

Regards
Ian
Rabbie
QUOTE (pumps100 @ 24th Dec 2011, 07:23pm) *
That explains a lot. I always thought she was a tad odd.

By the way is Lulu, Molly Weir's daughter as there is a quite uncanny resemblance?

http://www.footstompin.com/wso/images/libr...310811?view=976

Regards

Ian

Na, Lulu wasnea Molly's wean!

See this wee article here for a wee bit of background info.

Lulu

Her appearance appears to improve with maturity, nea doobt due to a healthy lifestyle and no cleaning baths wi Flash!
Mathieson
"...and we lived in a two-roomed tenement in Lennoxtown, Glasgow." laugh.gif
pumps100
QUOTE (Rabbie @ 30th Dec 2011, 01:23am) *
Na, Lulu wasnea Molly's wean!

See this wee article here for a wee bit of background info.

Lulu

Her appearance appears to improve with maturity, nea doobt due to a healthy lifestyle and no cleaning baths wi Flash!

Hi Rabbie,

I was just teasing - I know about Lulu. I could never abide her (or Molly Weir).

All the best

Ian
Melody
I was born in Lennox Castle as well. smile.gif
dizzybint
I had two cousins born in Lennox Castle.. it started off as a big country house belonging to the gentry then was transformed intae a mental hospital. but became a maternity as well as asylum in the 50s and 60s.. Im no sure how long it stayed open for maternity.. never liked the place, it gave me the creeps... I had ma weans in Robroyston and Belivdere in the 60s and when they wanted tae paint the ward we were aw shunted tae Duke st for the rest of oor stay in hospital.... a hid ma last wean in Rottenrow.. before it closes..
dizzybint
QUOTE (beth @ 21st Dec 2011, 09:00pm) *
My understanding is that it became a mental hospital after I was born!!. No comments please. I was born in 1950 and at that time it was still a "Normal" Hospital, though from what my mum says it, and its staff should have been certified years before. There is a web site about the hospital and loads of info

no it was a mental aslylum before becoming a maternity and continued to be a mental institution..
*Linda*
I was born in Lennox Castle on 11th February 1950 and lived in Kirkintilloch until I was 6 years old when we migrated to Rhodesia.
Tam Scott
I was born in Lennox castle 1961 , and moved to England for a 5 years before moving back to Glasgow , lived in a variety of places , Lennoxtown , Springburn , and the west end, I think lulu was born there too if I remember rightly..
William mcbride.
Was born there in 1961.
Megrose
I was born in Lennox Castle in 1946. I always wondered why my mum, who lived in Royston, had me in Lennox Castle, rather than a hospital nearer to her home.
peasnbarley
Born in Lennoxcastle hospital 8th November 1956 don't remember much as very small and young at the time 🤣
Weeman
No, but I worked there from 1978 to 81 as the head forester with a dozen or so 'trusted' patients used as free labour in the guise of therapy - under a male charge nurse by the name of Bob.

Bob, (didn't know his surname) was a very nice bloke with an immense interest and knowledge of everything Scottish. Not only the local history of the area, but of Scotland in general. I learnt an immense amount from a very lovely man.

At the time he'd be in his late 50's or early 60's, very 'stout' with an incredibly gentle voice, and an addiction to tea from the the fresh water of the hill.

It was at the time of Sam Hendry and his horrible missus. Most of their kids were lovely but the last two were wee shites. The first three children were a parents dream, gentle, honest and loyal. Obviously took off their dad.

I think the missus had a Polish name?
possilgirl
I was born there in 1955 used to tell everyone I was born in a Castle lol
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