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Aussiegirl – Brisbane,Australia
January 04, 2017 - 21:38

Hi everyone I'm looking to find out information about my dad James Kelly and his family he lived at 7 Barony Street Glasglow with his large family back in the 1940's but they moved to Melbourne Australia in 1950 arriving on the ship Comeronia on Melbourne Cup day (1 Nov)1950 his father also known as James Kelly arrived about 6 months earlier .My dad didn't talk about his childhood much and now he has passed on so I can't ask him maybe someone remembers the Kelly family they had about 13 children 2 died in a fire My dad remembered when as a kid he saw his friend killed by a steamroller and when he was born his picture was in the paper (born May 1935) as he was the biggest baby born at that time thanks for reading my post

Hopeful – Australia
January 04, 2017 - 09:34

Pollok Information needed
I am trying to locate a friend of 47 years ago around 1968, 1969. Unfortunately, the letters were lost, therefore I have limited information. I am unable to look at the electoral roll as I live in Brisbane Queensland Australia. What I remember is, his name was Greg and he lived in Brockburn Road Pollok. I seem to remember he lived with his mum when he was home.
His surname was similar to Donald or McDonald something like that. He was a steward on the cruise liner P & O Orsova.
Any information which would assist in my search would be very much appreciated.

Catherine Martin. – Edinburgh's
December 22, 2016 - 21:47

Hi was wondering if you have any information about George francis Shaw who was hanged in berliny

Reply to Catherine Martin.
December 29, 2016 - 21:06

A total of 10 judicial executions by hanging took place at HMP Barlinnie between 1947 and 1960, replacing the gallows at Duke Street Prison before the final abolition of Capital punishment in the United Kingdom for murder in 1969:[1]



Age (years)


8 February 1946 John Lyon 21 Thomas Pierrepoint
6 April 1946 Patrick Carraher 39 Thomas Pierrepoint
10 August 1946 John Caldwell 20 Albert Pierrepoint
30 October 1950 Christopher Harris 28 Albert Pierrepoint
16 December 1950 James Robertson 33 Albert Pierrepoint
12 April 1952 James Smith 22 Albert Pierrepoint
29 May 1952 Patrick Gallagher Deveney 42 Albert Pierrepoint
26 January 1953 George Francis Shaw 25 Albert Pierrepoint
11 July 1958 Peter Manuel 31 Harry Allen
22 December 1960 Anthony Miller 19 Harry Allen

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Len Inglis – Elgin
December 30, 2016 - 23:42
Theresa Weir (Richardson) – California
November 28, 2016 - 23:55

Hello there, I was born in Bridgeton and proud of it. Lived in America for 40 years now but still miss my home town. Would love to see any photos of Norman Street where I grew up I can only find 1 were the houses are all down except Gelfers factory. Or would love to hear from anyone who went to school with me Sacred Heart and Pirn St.

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catherine – london
January 02, 2017 - 05:44

Hi Theresa ,Happy New Year .What years did you attend Sacred Heart.I was there 53/ 60 maiden name McAnaw . Last teacher was Miss Devine.

Colin McGregor – Brisbane, Australia
November 25, 2016 - 23:29

Hello, I'm Colin McGregor. My GGrandparents emigrated to Australia in 1882. The last address that I have for them was 210 Kelvinhaugh Street. In fact my GGrandfather and his twin married two Muir girls at this address. Any information would be very much appreciated. Slainte`

Iain Ferguson – brimmer1987
November 15, 2016 - 21:46

My name is Iain Ferguson and I am a PhD candidate at the University of Strathclyde. I am currently researching/writing the first medical history of acne and the controversial treatment, Accutane. Funded by the Wellcome Trust in London, my project is entitled: A Face to Die For: Acne, Accutane and the Quest for Perfect Skin 1950s-Present.
I am interested in speaking to and recording the memories of people, who lived through and actually suffered from acne and/or were prescribed the drug as treatment during the period between the 1950s and the 1990s. Although a small number of scholars have analysed the historical relevance of skin problems, typically focussing on earlier periods and symptoms connected to overarching medical conditions, such as leprosy, syphilis and smallpox (eg, see Reinarz and Siena's 2013 edited volume), very few historians have investigated acne. In particular, no one has examined the post-war period, when the escalating cultural and economic significance of adolescence made spotty skin a marketing opportunity for pharmaceutical companies, a professional opportunity for dermatologists and an issue that spurred popular debate about the causes of and treatments for acne.
If you agree to take part in the study, an oral history interview with me would involve spending as little or as much time as you are comfortable with talking about your memories. The interview will be conducted face-to-face, over the phone or by email at a mutually convenient location. You can choose not to answer any questions that make you feel uncomfortable and you may stop the interview at any time. Moreover, you can change your mind and decide not to take part in this project at any time, if you wish, without giving a reason.

If anyone is interested in learning more, I would be more than happy to provide further information.
You can contact me using either my university email address or my personal one (as shown below).
Kind regards,
Iain Ferguson,
PhD Candidate in Medical History
University of Strathclyde

Eleanor grogan – Balloch
November 13, 2016 - 01:32

Hi I was born in Maryhill north park st but moved 2 66 dormanside rd pollok glasgow when I was 3 that was 1966 I was brought up there in the flats 66 Dormanside rd pollok my name was eleanor grogan my dad was peter my mum Joan they are now gone had a big sister linda and 2 younger brothers alan and Peter I left when I was 21 when I left 2 get married moved 2 balloch am now divorced but still live in balloch alan and Peter still stay in glasgow I have tried 2 get pictures of the flats b4 the knocked them down I went 2 mill primary and then crookston castle if anyone remembers me or has any pictures of the flats would be good to hear from you b4 I left I used 2 go 2 cart pub and the park way iackie gallagher lived up the rd from new he was nice he worked with electricity board his nickname was fesser he had a few friends can't remember there names lived across from the mcneilages used 2 know Anne she stayed in back and front door also knew Raymond Patterson from linthaugh rd and Stephen aitchison would be nice 2 hear from any of yous there were some good times xx

jackie (connelly) Gallagher – Glasgow
November 06, 2016 - 06:43

love this site x

Mick Mackinnon – Lytham st Annes
October 28, 2016 - 18:31

Hi can anyone help I've tried twice to register but it keeps saying someone has either my email or username can't believe it happened twice also can't find contact details for site cheers

Brian Grow
October 07, 2016 - 14:11

Love Glasgow Pubs! Cheers

October 04, 2016 - 22:25

Hi my name is David Collins and I was born and bred in Calder Street Polmadie. My family moved to Carnwadric in the mid sixties whilst I was working in London. My friends were (the late) John Gillespe, James Hannah Ronnie Munro Stuart Munro Tam Hughes Don McGillivray Ronnie Anderson. Hopefully someone out there remembers Polmadie back then.

elma dunn – Ilkeston Derbyshire
September 26, 2016 - 18:49

To Wilma39,

My wife comes from Royston road, her family owned the fish& chip shop there, their name was MAXWELL.

crawford – cumbria
September 26, 2016 - 13:57

dose anyone know the McCormack s who lived @ 35 Ronald ST Glasgow my mother was Mrs McCormac s sister please get in touch.

Mollie Vincent – London
September 15, 2016 - 18:50

Hi everyone new to all this just looked at all the amazing old pic of possilpark I used to live in the moss hoos in possil road
I was born in old bank hospital in 1961
Does anyone have any othe pics of the auld hoos
Many thanks

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john watson – new zealand
November 23, 2016 - 22:04

hi mollie go to the possilpark part of the sight and you will find a lot of photos

eddi reader – glasgow
September 15, 2016 - 12:30

I am trying to reach EDWARD KESSLER who posted on here about THISTLE STREET in the Gorbals. I have some information for him.

Also would loved to connect with anyone who new TOM ELLIOTT's shop in CROWN STREET and Mrs MURREY.
Names I have found in a great uncles diary... Cranston Hill public school, Elliot Street 1912, LIAM OSWALD PARKHEAD, DENIS CANNING, PHIL GRAHAM, PAT MCCALLUM (MAIN STREET) -- CHARLES DIAMOND ( All the period 1914-1925)

Grace Ramage – northumberland uk
September 09, 2016 - 18:05

Hi, I'm trying to find my family, their name is Ramage some lived in cambuslang,and half way, we moved from brigeton to castlemilk in 1969?I moved to Northumberland England, lost toutch with my gran, and papa etc. hope someone can help me. thanks Grace Ramage my papa name was alexander Ramage, and my grans name was Jeannie/ jean Ramage nee craig she was from AYR, my papa from glasgow

Grace Ramage – northumberland uk
September 09, 2016 - 17:46

Hi, I'm trying to find my family, their name is Ramage some lived in cambuslang,and half way, we moved from brigeton to castlemilk in 1969?I moved to Northumberland England, lost toutch with my gran, and papa etc. hope someone can help me. thanks Grace Ramage

john glasgow – glasgow
September 09, 2016 - 12:51

reply to doren (usa)
reg. Torbreck st did u work at scottish farmers ?
did u know me j glasgow ?

Julie Lumsden – West Lothian
September 08, 2016 - 13:37

Hi I'm trying to trace James Mcadam who will be in his 60s and lived in Milton he has a sister Rosemary or Rosemarie he had other siblings too he was in a relationship with a Mary Harrington she lived in Possilpark until the end of 1968 when she moved to Ashgill Rd Milton she would have been 16 then if anyone can give me any information on James Mcadam I would be grateful thanks Julie x

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maria mccadden – london
September 16, 2016 - 23:34

hi julie im james mccadden youngest sister maria

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Jamie McCadden – Glasgow
September 18, 2016 - 15:55

Hi sis I don't know how else to say this but i'm your half brother. Your Dad's name is James Patrick McCadden........i had looked for you online before but couldn't work out what your surname would have been. I hope all is well with you! You can contact me on my email, or on facebook

Kevin Jamieson – Suffolk
September 07, 2016 - 10:47

Hi looking for any McDougall family related to Jamieson(Govan)1950's,I know a McDougall live @ 190 Glenlora Drive in 1955.
Thank you

joan campbell – australia
August 29, 2016 - 03:46

I am trying to the eade family that lived in gayfield street then in rose street

Caroline – Ireland
August 19, 2016 - 14:43

Hi, I'm trying to trace my family history. I wonder if there is anyone that knows anything about the Wedgeworth family. Thomas, Caroline and children, Thomas, James (his boat was torpedoed in world war 2) and John. They lived at Cedar Place Glasgow. Many thanks.

heather lockey – Oldbury
August 15, 2016 - 21:06

can anyone tell me what used to be on the site of 508 Maryhill Road Glasgow UK. I believe it was where my father was born but on looking at Google Street map there does not appear to be a building there any more.

Reply to heather lockey
November 19, 2016 - 00:20

Hello Heather.
It was most likely a tenement building as they were up and down both sides of the Maryhill Rd until the city fathers decided to "improve" the place and knocked them all down. Have a look at the old Maryhill photos on the Mitchell Library website.

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