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GlasgowVisitor
Trying to remember the name and/or location of a men's hostel that lay someplace between Parkhead and the city centre. My mum can remember walking past it as a child and seeing lots of men gathered on the steps outside. Any ideas?
Jim D
The Great Eastern on Duke Street???
Purplefan
There was a couple of council ones at the back of the barras.
One was called william booth house.
Great breakfast. stayed in there many a time.

The old salvation army one was called hope house.

serabash
the bellgrove hotel, gallowgate.
Purplefan
I think JimD is right it is the Great eastern.
GlasgowVisitor
Ask and ye shall receive! Cheers guys, mum reckons (after a quick shifty at Street View) that it might be the Bellgrove Hotel but there may have been another building with steps nearby where the men sat. Hard to tell when everything around it has been demolished...then again, what hasn't been sad.gif
Purplefan
Hear is a wee photo of the Great Eastern if it jogs your memory.
kenb
QUOTE (Jim D @ 6th Jul 2013, 10:46pm) *
The Great Eastern on Duke Street???

wild guess did you work in glasgow works
taurus
There was a "moadel" {hostel} in Suffolk St,that`s right at the Barras,then there was Roses Home on the corner of Craignestock St and London Rd.That`s halfway beyween Bridgeton cross and Glasgow Cross.
Jupiter
There was anothe deedle - dodle in Moncur Street,right in the heart of Barrowland.
Purplefan
QUOTE (Jupiter @ 7th Jul 2013, 10:55am) *
There was anothe deedle - dodle in Moncur Street,right in the heart of Barrowland.



I got banned from there in 1986.
Ruchazie Rat
If your Ma can remember it as a child, it probably wasn`t James Duncan House in Bell St. One block west of Morrisons (Gallowgate), and right behind the fire station/block with Phoenix Bar on one end and Hoops Bar on the other.

When built thirty year ago, fire station wasn`t there, so more visible from Gallowgate. Went under the wrecking ball lately. Might find clip on Youtube. Might jog her memory.
Purplefan
Bell street, was that the one with the different TV rooms including sky movies?
Isobel
I have no idea what it was called ,but when I went to Charlotte St. School there used to be a lot of old men that used to come around and watch all the girls .
taurus
Yes Isobel,there was a homeless shelter in Greendyke St,just near our old school,a lot of derelicts hung about there all day and night.
Doug1
QUOTE (Jim D @ 6th Jul 2013, 10:46pm) *
The Great Eastern on Duke Street???


Well spotted Jim. I wracked my mind trying to remember this place, even asked my wife if she could recall it but neither of us got it, but I'm pretty sure you are right !
Foxy52
QUOTE (taurus @ 7th Jul 2013, 08:58pm) *
Yes Isobel,there was a homeless shelter in Greendyke St,just near our old school,a lot of derelicts hung about there all day and night.


My pal owned a pub in Orr St. it used to be called the "Highland Crofters", but we changed the name to "Whispers" in the hope of attracting a more younger crowd. Apparently it worked, because on a Monday morning we would have quite the procession of girls in the uniform of Charlotte St. School lined up at the door waiting to pay off their bar bill, in cash mind you nothing else! They were very honest wee lassies, except on a Saturday night when they lied about their age to get into the bar/club
Cheers
Foxy
Jupiter
In the late 60s I had a job as a driver for the Corpy Laundry and Disinfecting station in Bilsland Drive and as part of the job we lifted all the laundry at the deedle-dodles.In addition we also uplifted infested bed linen which had been "smeaked" by the public health worker.
One day my mate,an old timer and I got sent to North Woodside D-D to uplift some stuff.At that time the derelicts would congregate round an old fashioned fire/oven at the bottom of the stairs which had metal railings and spikes.Anyway my mate went up picked the big bundle and shouted over for the guys to move before he dropped it.Needles to say the bundle caught on a spike,ripped opened and caused the linen,lice and white powder to cascade down giving the derelicts a white shower.I was helpless,we nearly got our books but the matter was sorted and all the derelicts came up to Ruchill where they got a lysol bath and a new set of kit.We had to drive about 20 of them back to the deedle-dodle in the back of the van,all spic and span. What a job,there was never a dull moment.The worst of them all was Moncur Street a manky filthy hole I hated going to.
andypisces
Jupiter, I worked for bennies lifts on moncur st and cant remember the hostel on that st. i was in and out quite a few of them as some of them had lifts but i just cant recall the one on moncur st.
Jim D
QUOTE (kenb @ 7th Jul 2013, 04:10am) *
wild guess did you work in glasgow works


Kenb, I served my time as a Painter with the Corpy, working in the schemes, Direct Labour and Education.
Jupiter
Andy can assure you it was there,a breeding ground for fleas and greybacks.
Purplefan
http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=2507...pg=6035,2352250

Jupiter you are spot on, there was a homeless hostel in moncur street, it was a womans hostel and
hear is a article about the closure. it is mentioned in the last paragraph.
Jupiter
Moncur Street was the male hostel and Inglefield Street was the womens accomodation as well as the Sally Ann on the Clyde Street.
andypisces
QUOTE (Jupiter @ 8th Jul 2013, 03:17pm) *
Andy can assure you it was there,a breeding ground for fleas and greybacks.

Oh i believe you Jupiter i just dont remember it.
weebee
great eastern was in duke st just before high st bellgrove hotel wasin gallowgate
Harper
I remember the salvation army hostel on london road, down from the barras near glasgow cross, that was back in the early 70s biggrin.gif
mlconnelly
The Bellgrove Hotel is still on Gallowgate and has been just tarted up, on the outside at least, in the for the waste of money games. Mary
Tennscot
QUOTE (Jupiter @ 8th Jul 2013, 04:54pm) *
Moncur Street was the male hostel and Inglefield Street was the womens accomodation as well as the Sally Ann on the Clyde Street.

You`re Right Jupitor and the other was just round the corner where Barrack/Hunter street entered Duke street.
myagnes
QUOTE (Jim D @ 6th Jul 2013, 10:36pm) *
The Great Eastern on Duke Street???

It was THE GREAT EASTERN on Duke Street, I worked at Tennets Brewery, a chap who worked beside me, lived there, I visited him once.
jimmyboy
Hi, I know that there was a mens' hostel called Clyde St Home and it was situated in Abercromby St no. 324. It was near the Barras. My Grandfather died there.

Annie
Jupiter
Jimmyboy that model in Abercromby Street was really the pits.I think it was early 70s I remember it.It was really the last chance hotel for many.Sorry to read your grandad died in there.
dizzybint
Ross s home facing Templetons on London road.. a big one in Abercrombie street too.
*Sandra*
The Bellgrove Hotel was a mans hostel I lived across the street form it, at 612 Gallowgate. from 1952 until 1962 when we were moved to Easterhouse.
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