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K M Sheridan – London
February 26, 2017 - 12:32

Hello,

I am hopeful that someone may be able to assist me.

My mother (Mary Sheridan - maiden name Dicks) was born in 1932 and lived for most of here adult life in the Gallowgate and Bridgeton area prior to immigrating to the USA with her family. She is now 85 years old and has spoken about a past love she had for a Jimmy Scott who was 10 years older than her when they met. She was 15yrs and he approx 25yrs. Her father forbid her from seeing him, but through the years, she has thought about him on and off, and spoke of him for the first time some years after my father passed away. The last time she saw him was probably in 1957 when she was attending a doctor's appointment heavily pregnant and they ran into one another.

She named my younger brother after him 'Scott'.....so I am wondering if anyone would have known him? If he is still alive he would be around 95yrs or so, and if not, then it would be interesting to hear his story.

I think my mom would have been at that time c 1947/8 living in Law Street/Camlachie/Gallowgate or thereabouts. Welcome any info as it is such a sweet memory.

John Findlay – Glasgow
February 22, 2017 - 16:14

I would like to try and trace a person from Crown Street, Gorbals. his name is Charlie Foy. Charlie was an evacuee and for the duration of the war he was living in an Ayrshire village called Drumley, just outside Ayr. He lived with the Hodge family. My mother (Ellen Hodge) often spoke about Charlie and would like to get in touch. this may be a long shot but if anyone knows of Charlie's whereabouts, please get in touch. Thank you.

jillian – scotland
February 15, 2017 - 20:06

searching for Allison and Joan Heffron from Wolsely Street, oatlands in the 1950/60 these ladies were friends of my mum and auntie, I be really grateful if anyone could put me in touch with them, i know their parents were Allison and John Heffron - thanks in advance folks!

David Stephen – Bognor Regis
February 12, 2017 - 10:26

Hi everyone, does anyone know Anne Kenny who lived in Bilsland drive possilpark, in the mid to late 70s, she lived with her parents in the last or second last close before the bridge , she was my partner then, and we had a child together, her name was Tracey , I'm sure it may have changed by now, Anne used to go out with her friend whose name was Ann savage, I'm itching to trace the whereabouts of my daughter, and have been doing so for over 40 years now, with no luck, this is my last chance now , if anyone can help anyway , no matter how small , I would be grateful thanks all

Marie Hyland – Glasgow
February 05, 2017 - 15:41

Looking for a Brian Smith that lived in Knightswood around early 70's He worked for British Bakeries at that time. Rutherglen/Milanda bakery Wesleyan Street.........in the Sales Management. He also went on to work for Greggs

Margaret – Townhead, Glasgow
January 24, 2017 - 14:11

Hi, just came across this site to-day, absolute brilliant. Was born "1941" at 261 Parliamentary Road, Townhead. My name then Margaret Cox. Attended St David's School and then City Public. Would like to here from anyone who stayed there or went to my schools around 1950-1957. Thanks

Dave Park – Herts
January 22, 2017 - 17:10

Hi

My name is Dave Park and I grew up in the Springburn area, specifically old Balornock and Barmulloch for the most part.

I would be interested to hear anything of Ruby Smith (as was), Robert Robb, Brian and Sandra Dunham, Isabel McPhee, Cathy McLennan or indeed anyone who attended Albert Primary or Secondary in the late 1950s or early 1960s.

I left Glasgow for good in 1971.

Any information about those people who meant something to me in my childhood and youth would be gratefully received.

Thank you, Dave.

bonnyscot – Sydney (from Springburn)
January 21, 2017 - 06:40

My father was Radnor Porter and he lived in Maryhill the Milton area. He was born in 1947. Apparently, he was a bit of a wee rascal and accidentally set a brewery on fire when he was on 9 ... oops.. and ended up inside for his deeds. Does anyone have any memory of a brewery fire - around 1955/56 in Maryhill or Milton area. The place burnt to the ground but I can't find anything in old newspapers ...I'm in Sydney now so it makes it tricky to research and I'm keen to know more to add to my family tree.

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jeannie – Canada
January 25, 2017 - 00:59

I lived in Maryhill my mother was born there she was a Selkirk. Sorry I haven't heard about the fire which was shortly before we immigrated to Canada in 1957. My Granddad worked in a Brewery I think he was a salesman. I did go back to Maryhill twice but apparently it has changed a lot and a lot of the old tenements are gone. Sorry I couldn't help but it was nice to see a post from someone from Maryhill.

Dennis Ellis – Victoria, BC, Canada
January 11, 2017 - 14:59

Hi All,
I just registered 2 days ago and can't post in the "Lost friends/Family' forum yet, so I'll throw this out here.

I am looking for information on Catherine (Cathy) Collins. In 1947 her family lived at 37 Tharsis St. The only documents I can find are the marriage certificate of her sister Elizabeth Hannah Collins to Francis Earl Pearson (a Canadian Merchant Seaman). It shows Father as Owen Nugent Collins and Mother as Annie (Jamieson) Collins with Catherine as a witness. Marriage was at Martyr's Parish and registration at Townhead.

Elizabeth (my Aunt) passed away December 19th, 2016 and we are trying to locate her sister Catherine. As they were estranged for the last 50 years,there are no details other than she may have moved to Ontario Canada. We do not know if she married in Glasgow or Canada, or her spouse's surname.

Any help is appreciated. The only other detail we have is that her mother.

Annie Collins may have passed away in 1960 in Dennistoun.

Irene Currie – Canada
January 10, 2017 - 18:53

Looking for any members of the Currie family of Howwood St, Kinning Park. Father, Matthew, Mother Mary, kids, Matthew, Mary, Helen, Violet, James, Anna, Jennifer. Any info. would be appreciated. Matthew had a daughter, Mary died young around 20'ish Helen (Nellie) had two girls and a boy and lived in Govan, Violett died very young of the fever. James died in Canada at an early age, Anna had at least a couple of young boys and may have moved to Ayrshire? Jennifer moved to Australia and had two girls and a boy, Margorie Francis and Matt?? Marg eventually moved back to Scotland but Francis stayed in Australia but I believe their Dad moved to NZ with young Matt Australia is really the last place I believe they were all together. A very good friend of James also moved to NZ or Aust, John Sinclair. He returned to Scotland after some years I believe.

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

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Guest
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]

Date

Name

Age (years)

Executioner

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.

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mary maureen healy – australia
February 19, 2017 - 04:11

Hi I came from barrowfield went to pirn st school 54 -57 I also worked in gelfers have lived in Australia now for 36 years

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
Iain.ferguson.100@strath.ac.uk
Iainferguson1987@hotmail.co.uk

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

DAVID COLLINS – GLASGOW
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
Mollie

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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

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