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Please post your memories of this Glasgow district here...Cranhill

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...Cranhill

GG.
lindamac
wub.gif I romanced with my Husband in Bellrock crt(now gone) 28yrs ago & a coupla times wnilst saving tae get married we would just go to his pub a short walk through the park to the Dalriada pub,hubby also went there for his 1st ever drink as wells efter his footy trainin & play the then space invaders. rolleyes.gif
jaybee
Hey Linda, you've been around most of Glasgow....lol, I don't know these areas at all. Jaybee
musicthom
i also lived in bellrock st from 1972 till 1989 went to the greg and st modans
lindamac
huh.gif Musicthom you probably knew My Husband as he delivered papers in Bellrock st hes got red hair names Neil macdonald? ye think ye mibees know um? his Mates went tae st Gregorys John Williamson, a guy called Taggsy,Billy something & a guy named Stuart Minter although JWs Girlfriend Carol went tae school with Neil.etc he went tae cranhill high.Neil also dated a girl called Moyra scott frae Bellrock st back in 79 , he dumped her a coupla weeks before he met me,but she pleaded furr um tae dump me furr tae go oot wi her again laugh.gif she was always trying to get him back as I was there when she would call him,eventualy had tae tell her tae get aff the phone maself cos Neil felt she stalked him a bitty.
musicthom
i canny say i remember the names but then again i left school in 1978
and funny enough i have only ever met 1 person i went to school with
marydee
My husband came from Cranhill, Bellrock St at the water tower. He was glad to read that someone else from Cranhill had red hair because his was orange and he always got caught at everything he did because of it. He went to St Moden's and St Gregory's and ran about with Pat Boyle on motorbikes and Billy Williamson driving Mini Coopers. His Ma worked in the papershop/post office and the dairy at the shops for many years. He lived there from about 1954/55 until he left Cranhill to get married in 1972.
lindamac
Marydee is that the same Billy that got stabbed at Georges Square? there was a pal of Neils called Billy dont mind his surname but I know he ended up stabbed & in the royal efter it,near killed him.The only Williamson we knew was John Williamson,apparently his mammy was very youthfull looking ,John had brothers.There was a Billy wilson I think he was nicknamed Taggsy? he went to London to be a mechanic I think? not too sure.Neils red hair was sandie type o colour in summer yet in winter went that rich rusty auburn colour of red?dont know why though,they do best as takes thum longer to go grey haha Neil loves it now cos hated it when younger. biggrin.gif biggrin.gif amazing witt turns up oan here eh?
marydee
Sorry Lindamac I got my husband's pal's name wrong it was Billy Williams and he lived above the shops. My husband says he would be best remembered in Cranhill for riding a Ducati motorbike up Bellrock Street when he had a stookie up to his knee after breaking his leg in a crash on the same motorbike. The day he got the stookie off he crashed again and broke the same leg again. He has'nt got any better and at almost 60 he is running about on a Honda VFR.
the big yin.
hello from oz,
i went tae milncroft and cranhill secondary with neil gallagher neil cruikshank left school in 74 when ma family moved to oz remember nickin wood for guy fawks night used tae sneak into bellrock st and nick there wood (easy targets) great bon fires were had buy all cranhill was a great place tae grow up they tell me a lot of its gone can any body let me know wits gone?used tae play in the sugar olly mountains.memories are great.
Anne1
rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif Hi there if you go top of the board you will see the word search click on type in cranhill and it will take you to cranhill section hope this helps and welcome to the boards
lindamac
biggrin.gif Hello there bigyin my husband Neil Macdonald was from Bellrock crts maissonettes ,he went tae Dalriada which is away now by cutting through the park facing his st where the busstop was he telt me of his hay days in Fastnet streets 2 in a block houses 1st then they built motorway through his mums hoose haha & he & family moved tae Bellrock crt.Neils Mum Jeanie lives in the high flats of Fastnet st to this day & the Bellrock crt was knocked down 4yrs ago due tae asbestos etc his high schools away too I shall ask him of whats gone etc & get back tae ye mate you may even know him or 1 of his other 4 brothers & 1 wee sister Irene.Neil was a mate of John Williamsons.Shall catch up with ye again mate welcome tae the boards eh,the sites awesome if yer new pal are ye? biggrin.gifI noticed yer frae Australia now so are we haha Neils brothers you may know of moreso than Neil,so heres there names ......David,Brian,Ian,Colin & Neil Macdonald originaly Fastnet st thereafter motorway Bellrock crt they awe went tae same schools as you & the favourite teacher was some science lab teacher whom had animals etc??? ringing any bells?cheers mate !
Guest joe condon *
QUOTE (lindamac @ 16th May 2007, 02:13 PM) *
biggrin.gif Hello there bigyin my husband Neil Macdonald was from Bellrock crts maissonettes ,he went tae Dalriada which is away now by cutting through the park facing his st where the busstop was he telt me of his hay days in Fastnet streets 2 in a block houses 1st then they built motorway through his mums hoose haha & he & family moved tae Bellrock crt.Neils Mum Jeanie lives in the high flats of Fastnet st to this day & the Bellrock crt was knocked down 4yrs ago due tae asbestos etc his high schools away too I shall ask him of whats gone etc & get back tae ye mate you may even know him or 1 of his other 4 brothers & 1 wee sister Irene.Neil was a mate of John Williamsons.Shall catch up with ye again mate welcome tae the boards eh,the sites awesome if yer new pal are ye? biggrin.gifI noticed yer frae Australia now so are we haha Neils brothers you may know of moreso than Neil,so heres there names ......David,Brian,Ian,Colin & Neil Macdonald originaly Fastnet st thereafter motorway Bellrock crt they awe went tae same schools as you & the favourite teacher was some science lab teacher whom had animals etc??? ringing any bells?cheers mate !


Hello there lindamac,my name is Joe Condon.I knew your mother who lived at 137 Fastnet st in the 1950's.We lost contact about 1958.I live here in Australia now( Melbourne) and would love to hear from you as your topic brought back so many memories.Maybe you could even give me a ring as your Mum and I worked together at the tram depot at Parkhead and were good friends .I would dearly love to hear from you My phone No. is 03 97410070. Living in hope .All the best for now.
linda meek
hi im from cranhill [meek]
left at 15 was born in 17 crowlin cresent still there i believe
right opp the park what a view we had
my brother married helen from belrock street
went to milincroft school and cranhill sec
all the best to u all
great days growing up
lindamac
Hello there Linda My Husbands wee sister Irene Macdonald currently lives there on Crowlin cresent not so sure of the number though? at least ye still know thAT IT STILL EXISTS UNLIKE bELLROCK COURT WHICH WAS DEMOLISHED DUE TO ASBESTOS CONTENT.oopsadaisy sorry accidently tapped caps key sorry.Welcome to the boards mate frae one Linda to another eh. laugh.gif
CAT
Hi Lindamac,
You'll be pleased to no Bellrock crescent has been re-born. The local housing association have built some lovely new homes there as well as on Bellrock street,Startpoint street and surrounding streets. They are lovely homes but sadley not all of the residents appreciate them.
gardenqueen
The memories! I used to go out with a boy who lived in Crowlin Crescent (I think). His name was Dave McWilliams. This was way back in the early 70s. Not sure what happened to him. I often wonder what happened to my exes.

GQ
Isobel
I had an aunt who lived at 93 Crolin Cres.Mary Hutchieson, top flat. I remember she had a fantastic view. There was two son's George and Gordon. They would be in their 60's now.Anyone remember them?
Mhoira
MY first post & only to say how insulted I feel ...I am MHOIRA SCOTT lindamac referres to .I was 16 and I dont know about you linda but I WAS smitten ...how were you with your first boyfriend . Yes it was stupid ,but I certainly do not remember calling him up to ask him to go back with me even if I did I would not be the first nor the last to ever do so . BUT glad I could give you something to laugh at smile.gif
Mhoira
Oh just to say his mates name was not stuart minta it was Stuart Munro and got called Minta.
lindamac
QUOTE (kidsmom @ 20th Jun 2008, 09:08 PM) *
MY first post & only to say how insulted I feel ...I am MHOIRA SCOTT lindamac referres to .I was 16 and I dont know about you linda but I WAS smitten ...how were you with your first boyfriend . Yes it was stupid ,but I certainly do not remember calling him up to ask him to go back with me even if I did I would not be the first nor the last to ever do so . BUT glad I could give you something to laugh at smile.gif





Theres no need to get tetchy there Mhoira Scott nor to get insulted since after all you are imortalised in GG forever as someone whom loved a good man & there is never any shame in trying to get a loved one back especialy if you are as you say "smitten' lets not get all shirty about the past & just recall these things with a wee laugh .I think you are way too serious & big wow you recalled Minters name good on ya!Grow up & get over it it is just some silly chitchat over small things of the past ,I laughed at the past not specifically at you but hey if the shoe fits I suppose. rolleyes.gif
hopalong cassidy
I lived at 87 Crowlin Crescent (John Cassidy) (Top flat) till 1983 went to St Gregory's from 1972 -1976
drunkstate
i moved to cranhill in 1977, from govanhill. im still here and tho at times i hate it , i wouldnt swap it for anything else :)gottta say when we moved, i was , like 7 years old so i have spent the past 31 years here biggrin.gif
weelew
I had some mates who moved from Ruchazie to Cranhill called Raeburn ,four brothers and three sisters.
leafy
Hi

Does anyone remember Rooney's from cranhill in the 70's? I know they lived in bellrock st in '77
Any info would be appreciated
leafy
Hi
Was doing a google search for cranhill and came across this board, hope u all dont mind me dropping in smile.gif
I been trying to get some info on any Rooney's that lived in cranhill in the 70's if anyone has any info I'd be most apprciated I can explain more in pm/email rather than a public board.
Cheers
Alec05
Started my bricklaying apprenticeship 1952 top end of Bellrock Street ( @ Watertower). Lived, Fastnet Street, across from the the field, we played football every night and Saturdays and Sundays. That would be from about 1949. Till the school got built years later . Worked on the houseing sites Ruchazie, Gartamloch and would walk along the canal bank to them, that was the top of the Sugarolly Mountains .Where you walked towards where Easterhouse is now , there were quite a lot of small holdings wher you could purchase eggs.
wee yin
wee yin here,
got locked out so had to join again i wis the big yin before,lived in 90 fastnet st till 1974 the moved to australia nsw bleeding hot place used to go to milncroft and cranhill sec in starpoint st anybody from that era aboot the place it would be nice tae hear from ye.
tam mc manus
we went o cranhill in 1965 and stayed at 124 bellrock st have many great mems from that time my brothers were george mick gerry we all went to the mody and the greg and played with boys guild football team.i can remember david marshall jim mc lean bobby russell .chris burns john boyel paul mc carter john veich cambell adamson john tennant joe rafferty.had my first pint in the daliada
mad mac
fond memories of the60 and70 in sunny cranhill there was always things to do i also have some sad ones as well a pal called gerald boylan killed crossing the road eric raffery killed going home from work annmarie boyle and the wee boy sheridan killed by a druk driver at starpoint st.these have stuck in my mind for a long time
mad mac
we moved to cranhill 1965 my mum and dad and my brothers george mick gerry tam it was the first time we had a inside toilet and bath and we played football night and day the pals i can remember are jim mc lean john boyle paul mc carter david marshall chris burns john tennant bobby russell we all played on the sloped bit of grass at bellrock st and starpoint st we also played for st modans and saint maria goretti boys guild and the guys names i remember are gerry conner willy muir jim mc lean frank daly joe mc ghee jim daly brien farrell john crawely willy phinn rab mc guire bobby addams paul conway and many more also the guy who run it then was called tommy mc mahon who went to canada with his new wife avril .the good thing then was that there were all sorts of clubs on every night and you went to them
Scottmac
Hi all, moved to Bellrock St in 1984, but my gran lived in the crescent for years. I hung about with Spudo Brady, still my best m8 but called plain old George now also hung about wi Sezzie, Salty John Barrett, Gary Trotter etc good to read about fellow Cranhill residents, and btw whoever mentioned the science teacher with all the animals, it was Doc Hampton I think.
kevster
Hi all, Kevin Barrett here and new to the site, i went to the Moady and the Greg, its good to read about names from the past. LINDAMAC I came from Bellrock court in Cranhill and was a mate of your hubby Niel (pele)Mc Donald. we went for a couple of beers the last time you were back here in Glasgow ( i think it was your 40th Linda ?) along with your son and John Williamson. John and i still mates and meet up for a few beers and the odd bike run, he's going to be a Granda this June. I have 2 older brothers Gerry and John and a younger sister Marian. I live in Stepps now as you all know not that far away. I recently went to see the band "Scheme"(yes they're still going) although only 2 of the original's left but still brilliant.(bet that brings back loads of Dalriada memories to most out there ?).
The last i heard Paul (taggsy)Mc Taggart was back staying in Cranhill. Stuart(minter) and his brother Gordon Munro still live there to. Sadly Billy Wilson also from Bellrock Court passed away a couple of years back. Still mates with Wilson Palfreman and Duster from Cranhill, they went to Cranhill sec.
To all now in Ozz thanks for rubbin it in about the great weather ( geeze sum) lol.
lindamac
QUOTE (kevster @ 25th Apr 2009, 05:06am) *
Hi all, Kevin Barrett here and new to the site, i went to the Moady and the Greg, its good to read about names from the past. LINDAMAC I came from Bellrock court in Cranhill and was a mate of your hubby Niel (pele)Mc Donald. we went for a couple of beers the last time you were back here in Glasgow ( i think it was your 40th Linda ?) along with your son and John Williamson. John and i still mates and meet up for a few beers and the odd bike run, he's going to be a Granda this June. I have 2 older brothers Gerry and John and a younger sister Marian. I live in Stepps now as you all know not that far away. I recently went to see the band "Scheme"(yes they're still going) although only 2 of the original's left but still brilliant.(bet that brings back loads of Dalriada memories to most out there ?).
The last i heard Paul (taggsy)Mc Taggart was back staying in Cranhill. Stuart(minter) and his brother Gordon Munro still live there to. Sadly Billy Wilson also from Bellrock Court passed away a couple of years back. Still mates with Wilson Palfreman and Duster from Cranhill, they went to Cranhill sec.
To all now in Ozz thanks for rubbin it in about the great weather ( geeze sum) lol.


OMG what Killed Billy wilson then sooooooooo young?G'Day tae ya Kevster,I remember you well,you danced with my best friend the night I met Neil LOL How the heck ur ye man? Neils said to give you his email address so you can email him for a catch up,we were home again last August september & october but tried in vain to find where John & Carol williamson were living ,it had been 6yrs since we had saw them last & hadn't transferred their address to the new address book etc ye know the auld story time passes ye think yer never gonna meet again so ye forget tae re add thum tae the new address book sorta thing anyhoo Kevster do please contact Neil he is wanting to contact you as well as John Williamson so give him Neils email as well would ye? hey perhaps if you can get their phone number we can frighten the crap oota thum by calling thum hehehe same goes for you Kevster send us yer number email addy etc via a PM so we can get Neil back in touch with you guys,he tried so hard to find you all when we were home last year celebrating our silver wedding yees missed oot oan a rerr party LOL

Neils email is as follows neilmac61@live.com.au
the daleks
good to hear from so many people, trying to keep the "old cranhill" torch lit. It was the best place to grow up, in the 70s & 80s especially, a real thriving community, with its own arts project, newspaper, and the fantastic park. The park brings back memories from the good 70s summers, esp 1976, and it was packed day and night with bowlers, tennis hopefuls, pitch n putters, footie players, couples walking hand in hand, and families lying across blankets, guzzling diluting orange.I always point out to people, cynical about the East End, that they missed out big time being brought up somewhere else; we really had it all, and not to mention ready made pals for all ages. believe it or not, i can remember almost everyone who has contributed to date, and nice to hear from the Mcmanuses, who i think all deserted us for sunny Glenrothes; great family. Nice also to read the poignant memories of those who have died, good to keep their memory alive.I also remember well the Barrett family, another nice family, from the Court, as was pell Mcdonald who is mentioned earlier. Pell lived near his fellow"Ginger Ninja" Tam Smith, who i have met within the last 10years give or take a year or two. Does anyone remember "Big Drew" who lived on Bellrock St, across from Startpoint St, and used to play with all the younger guys at football on that patch of grass at "Starry". He always wore his (tartan) slippers, and tried his best to oust the youngsters, even though he was yonks older than them. The he would go to the Golfhill van that came round, and smoke his lungs out during his "rest". Hundreds more stories to follow.
mad mac
now there there is a name from the past big drew low the most famous man in cranhill we played a lot of football with drew and after every game he bought the juice at the golfhill van he also went everywhere with us and played a big part in us growing up in cranhill when ever i meet my pals from cranhill and we talk about the past his name always crops up does anybody know how he is he must be a good age now
the daleks
A fellow Dalek reminded me recently of the Cranhill gangs circa 1974/75. There was the Cranhill fleet, and the Cody, although for all i know, it could all have been the one. They fough The Ziggy from Ruchazie, over the old wooden bridge at the Lognstone flats, though when i say "fought", what i mean was they took it in turns to run at each other, lobbing bricks and bottles, and the only ones who got hurt were the ones that fell, who would get a mini-kicking from the other gang. When a woman tried to cross the bridge, they would all shout "hold your fire" trying to look like a bunch of goodies, then go back to throwing missiles. It was always good to watch, and the ringleaders were like small-time celebrities and dressed accordingly. The attire of the day was the long black crombie, with the wee red silk hankie in the pocket, argylle jumpers, levi stay press troosers, and spats, which were either black n white, or black n brown. Terry or Adam brogues, and weejins were also in at the time, as well as Simon shirts. I can remember Billy (BOW) Ross, Cammy Martin, Brian(BJ) Johnston, and a guy called Randall being involved in the scene, but to be honest, they werent really bad guys if you know what i mean.
mad mac
QUOTE (the daleks @ 4th May 2009, 02:26pm) *
A fellow Dalek reminded me recently of the Cranhill gangs circa 1974/75. There was the Cranhill fleet, and the Cody, although for all i know, it could all have been the one. They fough The Ziggy from Ruchazie, over the old wooden bridge at the Lognstone flats, though when i say "fought", what i mean was they took it in turns to run at each other, lobbing bricks and bottles, and the only ones who got hurt were the ones that fell, who would get a mini-kicking from the other gang. When a woman tried to cross the bridge, they would all shout "hold your fire" trying to look like a bunch of goodies, then go back to throwing missiles. It was always good to watch, and the ringleaders were like small-time celebrities and dressed accordingly. The attire of the day was the long black crombie, with the wee red silk hankie in the pocket, argylle jumpers, levi stay press troosers, and spats, which were either black n white, or black n brown. Terry or Adam brogues, and weejins were also in at the time, as well as Simon shirts. I can remember Billy (BOW) Ross, Cammy Martin, Brian(BJ) Johnston, and a guy called Randall being involved in the scene, but to be honest, they werent really bad guys if you know what i mean.

nessie80
My step dads family came from Cranhill, his name was Gerry McCulloch, and he had a sister May who was married to a Jimmy Pollock, there kids names are James, mary and Linda. All the lassies used to work for Watsons Catering, and me and my ma would work with them on weekends, back in the early 70's. I know Jimmy moved to Saltcoats back in the early 90's.My brother James has been trying to trace the family, as they lost touch after Gerry and my ma died, and he moved away to Nottingham to go to university. I know he would love to hear from any of them. my e-mail address is glescalassie@yahoo.com....
lindamac
QUOTE (the daleks @ 1st May 2009, 08:37pm) *
good to hear from so many people, trying to keep the "old cranhill" torch lit. It was the best place to grow up, in the 70s & 80s especially, a real thriving community, with its own arts project, newspaper, and the fantastic park. The park brings back memories from the good 70s summers, esp 1976, and it was packed day and night with bowlers, tennis hopefuls, pitch n putters, footie players, couples walking hand in hand, and families lying across blankets, guzzling diluting orange.I always point out to people, cynical about the East End, that they missed out big time being brought up somewhere else; we really had it all, and not to mention ready made pals for all ages. believe it or not, i can remember almost everyone who has contributed to date, and nice to hear from the Mcmanuses, who i think all deserted us for sunny Glenrothes; great family. Nice also to read the poignant memories of those who have died, good to keep their memory alive.I also remember well the Barrett family, another nice family, from the Court, as was pell Mcdonald who is mentioned earlier. Pell lived near his fellow"Ginger Ninja" Tam Smith, who i have met within the last 10years give or take a year or two. Does anyone remember "Big Drew" who lived on Bellrock St, across from Startpoint St, and used to play with all the younger guys at football on that patch of grass at "Starry". He always wore his (tartan) slippers, and tried his best to oust the youngsters, even though he was yonks older than them. The he would go to the Golfhill van that came round, and smoke his lungs out during his "rest". Hundreds more stories to follow.


Gday mate says Pell himself to you yer self Dalek Matey,he asks who ur ye? LOL laugh.gif He wants tae catch up with ye & find oot more aboot ye & The ither Ginja Ninja Tam Smith whom was a good pal of Neils,hope you won't mind sending a PM through meLindamac aka Linda Macdonald Neils other hauf. so if you wouldn't mind Dalek please let us know whom you are frae amongst the many fabulous buncha folk frae Cranhill biggrin.gif or if ye prefer sending Neil an email then ye cin dae so via this address........ neilmac61@live.com.au
Adamswell
QUOTE (tam mc manus @ 31st Mar 2009, 01:37pm) *
we went o cranhill in 1965 and stayed at 124 bellrock st have many great mems from that time my brothers were george mick gerry we all went to the mody and the greg and played with boys guild football team.i can remember david marshall jim mc lean bobby russell .chris burns john boyel paul mc carter john veich cambell adamson john tennant joe rafferty.had my first pint in the daliada


Tam,
My friend Linda-mac told me about this site and I joined it recently she rang yesterday and told me about the comment you made about some of the people you remember from Cranhill. She was particularly interested in the name Paul McCarter as that's what my married name is and she was wondering if it was a relation of mine. If its the same Paul you are talking about who lived in Startpoint Street he is my husband Jack's brother. Shouldn't be two Paul McCarters surely.....!!
Wilma
mad mac
QUOTE (Adamswell @ 1st Jun 2009, 07:09am) *
Tam,
My friend Linda-mac told me about this site and I joined it recently she rang yesterday and told me about the comment you made about some of the people you remember from Cranhill. She was particularly interested in the name Paul McCarter as that's what my married name is and she was wondering if it was a relation of mine. If its the same Paul you are talking about who lived in Startpoint Street he is my husband Jack's brother. Shouldn't be two Paul McCarters surely.....!!
Wilma

Wilma, The paul mc carter i am talking about.Had a brother called mick cant remember jack the last i heard paul was in jersey hope this was of help
Adamswell
QUOTE (mad mac @ 2nd Jun 2009, 11:11pm) *
Wilma, The paul mc carter i am talking about.Had a brother called mick cant remember jack the last i heard paul was in jersey hope this was of help


Tam,
Paul McCarter also has two other brothers, Michael and Joseph and his older brother is Jack or John which is his proper name but is always called Jack. Paul used to go to work in Jersey.. and was over there again recently to work. Paul is now living in Liverpool but was over here about 4 years ago visiting us with his wife June. I will email Paul and ask if he knows you and get back to you when I can.

Wilma
mad mac
QUOTE (Adamswell @ 3rd Jun 2009, 09:53am) *
Tam,
Paul McCarter also has two other brothers, Michael and Joseph and his older brother is Jack or John which is his proper name but is always called Jack. Paul used to go to work in Jersey.. and was over there again recently to work. Paul is now living in Liverpool but was over here about 4 years ago visiting us with his wife June. I will email Paul and ask if he knows you and get back to you when I can.

Wilma

wilma, that's brilliant me and paul were good mates way back along with john boyle,jim mc gill,big jock mc lean ,hammy and a lot more .I could tell a lot of stories about the dalriada but they would shut this board down but please give him and his family my best wishe's
Adamswell
QUOTE (mad mac @ 4th Jun 2009, 11:53pm) *
wilma, that's brilliant me and paul were good mates way back along with john boyle,jim mc gill,big jock mc lean ,hammy and a lot more .I could tell a lot of stories about the dalriada but they would shut this board down but please give him and his family my best wishe's


Tam,
I am pleased that you have found a long lost mate in Paul...oh! by the way he has another brother Owen who came out to Australia also. I have already emailed Paul's wife (Paul still may be in Jersey) so just waiting on a reply and will let you know.....maybe you both could exchange email addresses and get to chatting about old times.

Glad to be of assistance. Wish I could find some long lost pals too, but its been a long while since I left Glasgow (1965).
Wilma
the daleks
hi folks, good to see that more people are getting involved in the discussions.does anyone remember the different vans that came round the cranhill area in the past. The most obvious one would be Kittys, which was run by Kitty and her husband Jimmy, and they had the van for years, dishing out broken cones, to the likes of me and my pals for free.There was also a wee Mr Whippy van that came round for a few years, and it played Raindrops keep falling on my head. There was the Dalziel van, which smelt of cakes and bread,but i think that only came on a sunday. Handy for a pint of milk and that kind of thing.It had a back opening, and always a long queue.Ive mentioned the Golffie before which was green with i think a golf ball and tee on it.Stationed at the court was a big grocery van, run i think by a guy named joe Coffield; whatever happened to him.Then of course, theres Alan "and Anne"Pollok, who were around the same time as Kitty.Does anyone else have Van-tastic memories they would like to share.
Mhoira
I remember Kittys van and then Alans . They always had great Icecream . my neighbour May Pollock used to send us to the van for her for a packet of asket powders and a bottle of lime ginger smile.gif
Mhoira
Nessie was there another sister Anne , if there is I used to stay in the next close to them smile.gif
Adamswell
QUOTE (Adamswell @ 5th Jun 2009, 11:27am) *
Tam,
I am pleased that you have found a long lost mate in Paul...oh! by the way he has another brother Owen who came out to Australia also. I have already emailed Paul's wife (Paul still may be in Jersey) so just waiting on a reply and will let you know.....maybe you both could exchange email addresses and get to chatting about old times.

Glad to be of assistance. Wish I could find some long lost pals too, but its been a long while since I left Glasgow (1965).
Wilma

Hi Tam,
At long last I have just had a reply back from my brother in law Paul McCarter, he has just come back from Jersey and wrote to me saying he would like to get in touch with you, he told me to give you his email address....here it is.......(wifes email by the way) june101057@yahoo.com.uk
let me know how you got on will you. I am so pleased to be able to hook you both up together again. Wilma
linda p
QUOTE (lindamac @ 27th Mar 2008, 03:24am) *
Hello there Linda My Husbands wee sister Irene Macdonald currently lives there on Crowlin cresent not so sure of the number though? at least ye still know thAT IT STILL EXISTS UNLIKE bELLROCK COURT WHICH WAS DEMOLISHED DUE TO ASBESTOS CONTENT.oopsadaisy sorry accidently tapped caps key sorry.Welcome to the boards mate frae one Linda to another eh. laugh.gif

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