The Music Man
12th Jul 2012, 03:22pm
I am trying to reach anyone in Shettleston/Sandyhills who may remember me.
I was born in Bellview Cottage, 1233 Shettleston Road and lived there with my Grandmother and Grandfather Mr and Mrs Deazeley. My grabdmother was the local midwife for almost 50 years and my grandfather was a winding engineman at Cardowan Colliery.
I lived there with my mother and sister until the end of the WW2. My father returned from WW2 having been blinded during the war and we moved to 40 Old Shettleston Road where we lived until I was around 10 years old.
At this point we moved away but later returned to live at No.1 Strowan Crescent, Sandyhills.
My father and mother were Mrs Catherine MacKenzie and Alexander (Sandy) MacKenzie. My Sister was Anne MacKenzie.
I frequented Eastbank Church Youth Fellowship and was friendly with Jimmy and Robin Williamson and George Welsh. It was there I met my wife to be Jeanette McHoul who lived in Glenalmond Steet, Sandyhills.
When Jeanette and I married we bought a flat in York Terrace (1732 Shettleston Road) and lived there for 4 years before moving north to Nairn.
I was a TV engineer and served my apprenticeship with a Shettleston Company called G.R.Buchanan before moving to a job with James Scott and Company, 175 St Vincent Street.
Sadly, my wife Jeanette died 16 Sept 2009 just 3 months from our Golden Wedding Anniversary.
My name is Alex MacKenzie and I would be absolutely delighted to hear from anyone who knew me or my family.
Thank you for taking time to read this.
Kind regards to all and lang may yer lumb reek
13th Jul 2012, 07:25am
Morning Alex, I'm sorry I won't be of much help to you but lots of people have been very successful in tracing friends and relatives on here. Let's hope somebody reads your post and can be of assistance to you.
Don't be a stranger and enjoy a blether on the boards, you will be made most welcome.
15th Jul 2012, 03:38pm
Hi Alex. Like melody i wish you well in your search. You have given lots of good information so someone might be able to help you. I dont come from your neck of the woods so i cant help you in your search but you say you worked for james scott. My cousin who i think will be in his early seventies worked for james scott but he was an electrician rather than a tv engineer so i'm not sure whether it would be the same company, anyway his name is david omnet. My own family had a business in the south side and employed many tv engineers. we had a big tv rental business so the engineers were always roon an aboot in their distinctive vans with the name "jolly's" emblazoned on them. All the best to you
The Music Man
17th Jul 2012, 02:24pm
Many thanks to Melody and Doug1 for taking time to read my post.
I was walking my dog on Nairn beach last year and passed the time of day with a man walking there.
Turned out he was born in Shettleston and my Grandmother, Mrs Deazeley had brought him into the world.
He now lives in the south of England but it shows that its a small world and you just never know who your rubbing shoulders with.
17th Jul 2012, 03:38pm
Hi Alex, I have lived in both shettleston and sandyhills but I'm sorry I think it was a bit before my time. Good luck though with your search.
18th Jul 2012, 01:51pm
Doug, I remember Jollys. They had a shop in Govan.
18th Jul 2012, 05:23pm
Hi Jim. You got the name right. It was my family firm and was in Shaw street. Sold all sorts of electrical items and tv sets etc. Shop also had a a big record department which was pretty busy especially on saturdays. The shop was originally on langlands road up towards the vogue cinema and my g/father looked after it. He used to charge up accumulators which if i recall was a sort of early battery. I worked in the firm for many years as an engineer before getting married and moving on.
5th Sep 2012, 03:57pm
Hi Music Man,,, My uncle worked at Buchanan's for many years. His name was James Linn. Do you remember him?
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