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Hi am trying to trace relatives of Joseph Patrick Mc Ivor who lived in Callander street Maryhill in the 1930s he was a private in the 1st Battalion Highland light Infantry from 1932 hope someone knows him.

Many thanks Pat

Patricia Faulds | Sun Aug 17 2014

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hi i am looking for anybody who went to napiershall st school from 1945 to 1952 my last teachers name was mrs kennedy

leslie cranston | Sun Jul 13 2014

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Looking for info on the following... a son of William DOCHERTY & Catherine MCKERRACHER

Descendants of: Edward DOCHERTY

1 Edward Farrel DOCHERTY b. 30 Oct 1877 Maryhill, Lanark, SCT d. bef 1961 Lanark, SCT
m. Anna Jane INGLIS m. 23 Feb 1906 ST BRIDGET RC, Newmains b. 8 Sep 1886 Stobo, Peebles, SCT d. 22 Sep 1961 Carluke, Lanark, SCT

2 William DOCHERTY b. 23 Aug 1911 Waterloo, Lanark, SCT d. cir 1974

2 Margaret DOCHERTY b. 29 Aug 1912 Waterloo, Lanark, SCT

jd | Mon Jun 09 2014

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Hi again Sonny Graham I hope both yourself and your mum are well. I think i am having some bother sending e-mails can you tell me if you received my last one you should have received at least two. I would be interested if your mum remembers the Bell family that stayed next door to us. The nearest to me in age was Helen and I remember she had an accident with an open tin lid. There was also an older sister called Margret what brought them to mind was a neighbour of mine in his seventies still goes to concerts and mentioned a Maggie Bell concert he went to recently who was born in Maryhill and I remembered seeing a Maggie Bell performing a song called Freight Train on Kelvingrove park bandstand sometime in the late 40's or early 50's I looked her up in google and she is still singing and started with the Alex Harvey band she also has made some films with Billy Connoly and she was in Taggart I might be drawing the wrong conclusions but would be really interested to know if they were one and the same. you will be into winter I think and we are trying to decide if summer is going to arrive tomorrow or next week. Still haven't seen anyone else from Firhill but the site is great and who would have thought back then that we would all be talking to each other from such great distances so quickly. All the best to you and yours. Annette McTague nee Boyle

annette Boyle Nee McTague | Mon Jun 09 2014

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Was born in Oakbank Hospital in 1959 and lived in Abington Street, My grandparents were Davie & Lizzie Tombe and my maiden name is Moffat. Would be great to hear from anyone who remembers the family

Elizabeth Sheerin | Thu May 29 2014

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Hi I just stumbled across this forum tonight I bought my house here about 8 years ago in viewmount drive , ironically my father grew up in a house a few doors away his mother was called Mary Carney started a bookmaking business ( maybe not so legal in the early days !) his father James McManus had a gym in the butney Benny Lynch trained there and a cowboy McCormick in the 30s . My father and his siblings ran the business of bookmaking...turf accountant of coarse! For many years thereafter ! I would be interested in hearing from anyone who knows of my family ...thank you this is a great site.

Ellen | Sat May 24 2014

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Hello, my parents Thomas Sawyers and Jean Shaw (born Jane Stewart) came from Glasgow. I am trying to trace my family history but do not know much about their family. My father was born in Glasgow in August 1910 and worked as a shepherd in the highlands, he worked in England and then back to Glasgow and then immigrated with the family to Canada. All I know is that his mother’s name was Catherine and he had a step-dad and was known as Tony Graham for a time so his step-dad’s name might have been Graham. My mother was born in Ballymoney, Ireland 1908 or 1910 and was christened Jane Stewart however, her father died in Ireland and her mother gave her to William and Margaret Shaw to raise in Paisley. I was told once by my mother that Dad came from the Stewarts and the McGees. My mother had an older sister and her biological mother remarried and had two sons. A connection to the Ballantynes is possible. We lived at 47 Viewmount Drive,Maryhill,Glasgow and moved to Canada in 1964. If anyone knows of my family or has any information it would be great to hear from you.

Faith Sawyers | Fri May 23 2014

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Hi, in response to Colin Urquhart's notice Thu Jun 21 2012, I believe you were a friend of one of my brothers: Norman, Alan or Stuart Sawyers. We lived at 47 Viewmount Drive, Maryhill and then moved to Canada in 1964. If you remember us you please contact us.
Faith Sawyers

Faith Sawyers | Fri May 23 2014

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Does anybody remember a family from 46 Stirrat Street called Gilmour? The father (my great uncle) was Alexander (a decorator) and with some research I've found he had at least 4 daughters. Margaret Josephine Gilmour married a Joseph Reilly in 1946. The other 3 daughters were called Ellen, Catherine & Winifred. Winifred Boyle Gilmour married a Thomas Patterson Simpson in 1945. I'd love to find them as I have Alexanders WW1 & WW2 records. Many thanks - Maria

Maria Perera | Thu May 22 2014

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hi i was looking to find big jonna fae the barricks maryhill jonh mknight if you know him or me get intouch mick harvey born in the valley 1962 great place tae grow up

mick harvey | Sat May 10 2014

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I attended Maryhill Primary school from 1962-1969 and lived on Maryhill Road. Would love to make contact with Rosemary Martin who was at the school from 1961-1968 and lived at 1752 Maryhill Road and then 1608 Maryhill Road.

Graeme Diverty | Fri May 09 2014

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My Grandfather Malcolm PATERSON (b.1890)lived in Maryhill during the early 1900s at 40 Hathaway Street. His father was George PATERSON (a tailor)and mother Mary (MILNE). My grandfather's siblings were William b.1879, George b.1880, Elizabeth b.1882, Mary b.1884, Jane 1886, Martha and John Paterson b.1892 (called Jack). I haven’t researched his siblings so don't know anything about them except that G'dad Malcolm’s sister Jane Paterson had a daughter whose son Brian (Wilson) went to Canada and had 4 children (one was Pamela). Another went to N.Z.
If this rings any bells, I'd love to know!

Ian Layzell | Mon Apr 28 2014

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Hi Simon (Sonny) Graham. Tried sending you an e-mail did'nt work will try this way. I lived up the jacobs ladder no 41a Firhill rd. I remember the Hamiltons in the front buildings redheads i think and your mums name rings a bell. I also remember two boys called grant lived in the front. I remember going to one of the Grant boys birthday party in the painters hall and I gave him either a Broons or an Oor Wullie book. The houses or should I say rooms were divided into single ends and when we were there Nan and Peter were my mum and dad. Myself, Betty,Peter and Alex in one room and at the side of our door was a iron plack that said condemed 1911. I hope you see this as there is'nt anyone else from firhill as far as i can see. ANNETTE MC TAGUE

annette Boyle Nee McTague | Sun Apr 27 2014

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hi there i have just came on to let people know about a new page called pupils from st columba`s of iona it just stared today so if you went to the school could you please like it and go on and try catch up with old school friends even put old class photos on to the page and get this up and running thanks john sharp former school member

john sharp | Sat Apr 26 2014

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I'm not from Glasgow, but spent many happy years there in the 60's Does anyone remember Rab Johnston from Stirrat Street( now deceased) or Jacqueline McCambridge? Rab's father had a coal lorry (I believe) and Jackie used to work in the office of a pharmaceutical supplier.
I'd be interested to hear from anyone who knew them, or from Jacqueline herself.

Jim Dickson | Mon Apr 14 2014

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I didn`t know your grannie although i lived in Rolland Street but i do remember Roy Rogers, I saw him at the Empire with Trigger and got his autograph. Must have been the same visit to Glasgow in the 50`s.Good luck with your quest.

Myra Nelson | Thu Apr 03 2014

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My Grannie was born at 44 Vernon Street in 1928 - her name is Anna Agnes Clark. Her parents were Henrietta and John. She went to Garrioch School. She still remembers dancing in the locarno on sauchie hall street, and roy rogers walking around Maryhill road outside the star theater - he was visiting east park home. Anyone know her? She had a daughter Anne Marie before moving away in 1958.

jennifer | Tue Apr 01 2014

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Great site still and being in touch with friends and family in Maryhill allows me to revisit old haunts. I was in the Glasgow Highlanders Army Cadets at Hotspur Street great fun. Went to Gairbraid Primary and Garrioch secondary was brought up in the Valley, Stirrat Street and had great times with little money around. I remember just about every family in Stirrat Street. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you were a friend.

Peter Brown | Fri Mar 28 2014

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Wondering if anyone remembers my mum Fiona Currie, born September 1936, and grew up in Trossachs Street. Her parents were Alex and Barbara (Babs). I believe Alex was employed in a Chemical Works, and Babs was a church organist.

Scott Houston | Fri Mar 28 2014

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I have a school photo of Nancy Cameron from Oran Street, She was in my class at Garrioch Primary. If you can supply me with your email or address I will forward it on to you. My name was Myra Glancy back then from Rolland Street.

Myra Nelson | Tue Feb 18 2014

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does anyone have any memories of my gran(nikki/toushie cameron)my auntie Ina cameron and my mum Nancy cameron who lived in 92 rolland street 1940s and 50s,my mum went to nk school

wilma | Mon Feb 17 2014

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looking for information about the cameron family from oran street 1940s nikki ina and nancy

wilma | Mon Feb 17 2014

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I'm doing a family history and wondered if anyone knew Sarah Nicholson or any of her relatives. I believe she lived at 139 Rolland Street about 1967.

Al | Wed Feb 12 2014

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Like a lot of other folk found this site by accident. My name is David Smith and i lived at 145 Rolland Street , with my sister Sandra, mum May and dad Peter,from 1957 till the end in early 70s. Went to ST Charles primary then ST Gregorys primary, and then Columba sec.
Many good memories of playing in and around Rolland st, with the Milroy , Brown -Williamsom , Bailly families.
Moved to Sandbank st just b4 the old tennements came down .
happy days

David Smith | Fri Feb 07 2014

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Hi I am trying to trace the family tree. My great grandmother and father owned the funeral directors J McKelvie. My grandfather was killed in the war. My mother was Ann McKelvie and she had 4 brothers and sisters Isabel, Wilma who died of TB, Ian and Ronnie. Thanks

Shirley Wright | Wed Feb 05 2014

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I was born in March 1974 and grew up outwith Maryhill, however my birth family originate from the area. At birth my name was Karen Napier. My research shows I am related to Robert & Elizabeth(Betty) Anderson who had three children; Lynnne Marie Anderson, Robert Anderson and Jean Ferguson Anderson. Jean is my birth mother and her married name in 1974 was Napier. I believe Betty and Robert(Jr) lived on Kirkland Street and Jean lived on Strathcarron Place. I am looking to make contact with anyone who could give me information regarding my birth family.

If you can help, please get in touch. Thanks

Fi Mac | Sat Feb 01 2014

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born in maryhill in 1947. lived at 29a Cameron st. until 1954 when we moved to drumchapel and then to Canada in 1956.
my wife and I recently went back to see maryhill again for the first time since we left.
Cameron st is gone but there is still some of the old tenements still there which was good to see.
lots of fond memories from back in the 50's.
it was a simpler time that we will never see the likes of again and that is so sad.

ron mckay | Thu Jan 30 2014

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Hi, I'm looking for my grandmother, MARGARET Stewart SHARP, mother to Stella, Helen, Adam, Henry and Jim. I think she left Glasgow but if anyone is in contact with her or her last known partner DANNY BROADLEY please get in touch. Thank you

Helen | Sun Jan 19 2014

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Hi does anyone on here know of a john francis farmer born early 1950s in maryhill area any info on him or his family would be greatly appreciated many thanks

jason kane | Thu Jan 16 2014

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Kenny Young - are you out there.
I was born 1946 on Maryhill Road between Oran St and Vernon St and attended Shakespeare and NKS up until late 1961. Then left and served an apprenticeship in Yarrows.
I have successfully tracked down two of my best pals - Stewart Black (went to Dunard St and NKS lived in North Park St) and John McRitchie ( went to Springbank and NKS lived in Doncaster St) I'm now trying to contact Kenny Young - the missing link in the foursome. Kenny had an elder brother Jim (now deceased) and lived in North Park St. He attended Glasgow Unjversity circa 1962 for a year or so then dropped out and moved to London, I think. If any one knows of Kenny's whereabouts I would love to hear from them. Kenny knew me as Iain Fraser, nickname FRAZ. Thanks in anticipation.

John Fraser | Sat Jan 11 2014

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Hello interesting to read about Maryhill.
I was a nurse at Ruchill Hospital from 1970-
1974 and loved the friendly people that lived
in that area . I hear the hospital has been demolished now , I am now living in Canada but
and wish I could I back to see how it has changed

Kim burnside | Fri Nov 22 2013

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Get in touch havie

danny broadley | Sat Nov 09 2013

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Can anyone on this wonderful site remember the timber company Graham, Roxburgh and Maclachlan of Firhill Sawmills...I believe on the side of the canal...and can you tell me anything about it? I would love to hear any information or storiesabout it
for my family history.

Sheila Graham | Thu Oct 17 2013

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am searching for descendants of my Aunt Mary Paterson and Uncle Jack Paterson. Both were born in the Maryhill District in the early 1900s and are siblings of my Dad Peter Soutar Paterson and Uncle Edward Thomson Paterson who both came to Canada in the 1920s. Their parents were John and Agnes Soutar Paterson who had the address 460 Garscube Road in 1924 and 743 Maryhill Road in 1929. Jack apparently was a merchant mariner and ended up in Maryland USA after 1940. Unfortunately nothing is known about Mary. The Soutars, my grandmother's family, lived on Hopehill Road for many years. I have a family tree.

Robert Paterson | Thu Oct 17 2013

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I was born in Maryhill in oakbank hospital. I remember it being the best days of my life. Even though we had outside toilets and had mice and sometimes didn't eat. They were still great times with a great community spirit. I lived in callendar street. 1968 made us all move away. If you want contact roseannharvey@live.co.uk to

Roseann | Mon Oct 14 2013

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I was born in Garrioch Crescent in 1961.My father Alexander (Sandy) Campbell and mother Marie Brawley met at the youth club in Maryhill and have now been married for 55 years. We moved to Kirkintilloch when I was 6 years old We emigrated to Jhb South Africa in 1970. I have many fond childhood memories of Maryhill.

Graeme Campbell | Tue Oct 01 2013

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Born 1940. Lived at 1192 Maryhill Road (Corner of Ruchill St.)Attended Shakespeare Primary !945/1952

Tommy Macdonald | Sun Sep 29 2013

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I wonder if anyone remembers or has any knowledge of either McCafferys or Findlays from 57 Oran St in Maryhill. I can take the McCaffery name back to 1922 at that address and my gran Jeannie (Blain)McCaffery died there in 1968. She was from Arden St before that. Her husband was James McCaffery.
Findlays probably lived there (top landing) from around 1960. I was born there in 1964 and lived there until we moved in 1970

George Findlay | Sun Sep 29 2013

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Hello! I am trying to find James Anderson, who came from Maryhill and served in the navy during WW2. I believe he was born in the early 1920s in Maryhill. I'd love to hear from anyone who knows of him or his family.

Alan Garner | Mon Sep 16 2013

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Yes,I came from that era but was born 1938 in Rolland St.I attended Garrioch Primary then N.K.S.I also left in 1958 to live in Sydney Australia.I have written many memoirs for my 3 children, 10 grandchildren and my 2 g/grandchildren to understand their roots, one called Maryhill.From the baths, steamie, middens, dunnies,dreeping dykes and swimming in the filthy Kelvin.I have memories of the blitz and bombings in Queen Margaret Drive and Kilmun Street.Many memories for future generations,not to be forgotten I also remember Oran street with the Star opposite
on Maryhill Road.

Myra Nelson | Thu Aug 29 2013

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What a wonderful surprise to find this site, and boy does it bring back memories. I was born in 1943 and raised at 16 Oran St. I attended St Michaels and then on to St Augustine's in Milton in the first year that it opened. I was the DUX at St Michaels,for those of you who know what that is,and Lettie Mc Kenna was the girl DUX. I still have our class picture from the early fifties. What a bunch of scruffs, but a few toffs also. I have lived in the USA since 1958 and have five children and 13 grandchildren. I try to relate to them the conditions I grew up in, but I believe they think I am exagerating. Our toilet was out on the landing and shared by three families. Hot water was boiled on the stove and heat was a coal fire in the kitchen. My mother was Peggy Craven and she moved to Napiershall St after I left. Lots of wonderful memories from Kelvin Park and the Botanic Gardens, and yes I swam in the Canal. Love to hear ffrom anyone from that period.

Arne (Sonny) Craven | Wed Aug 28 2013

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sorry link before gave wrong e mail address, it is chicken747@hotmail.co.uk not chicken77@hotmail.co.uk.

alexandra duncan | Sat Aug 24 2013

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Hello, my grandmother Grace Buik lived with her family in Maryhill, I am looking for anyone who might remember her or her family.

alexandra duncan | Sat Aug 24 2013

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I lived on Windsor St above the City Bakeries around 1961/63 then moved to South Africa for a few years then back to Maryhill around 1968/71 attending NKS We lived at 37 Benview St overlooking Ruchill Park. Looking to get any information regarding a Norrie Graham who lived in the close next to Queens Cross Church and was a talented bagpiper. I stumbled upon this site last night and found after a couple of hours tough to switch it off. Would be happy to hear from anyone who might remember me or our family. My dad's name was Charlie and my mums was Zena with a sister Kim.

john mc intosh | Sat Aug 03 2013

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I have some info that might help, will send by e-mail if possible.

Myra Nelson | Fri Jul 26 2013

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My mother grew up on Oran Street in Maryhill. She and my father were married in 1945 in St. George's Episcopal Church, also in Maryhill. She immigrated to America just after WWII. I know that the church was decommissioned several years ago. Does anyone know exactly where it was? I've been told on Sandbank Street, but I'm not sure. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Carolyn Mohr | Thu Jul 25 2013

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Hello, I am a Canadian and my grandfather immigrated from Glasgow. My great grandfather, William Black, had Black's Hairdressing Rooms at 44 Maryhill Road. I have his appointment card and scissors. I have searched maps to see if the address still exists but have not found it. Any help or additional information would be greatly appreciated! Cheers, Jennifer

jennifer | Mon Jul 22 2013

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I was hoping someone may have some information about my granddad, His name was Duffy and he owned a shoe repair shop in Maryhill during the war, He had a son called Jack Duffy and there daughters Mary, Patsy and Lena. This is a long shot but worth a try. My email address is amt@iprimus.com.au I live in Australia

Regards....Tom Downs

Tom Downs | Wed Jun 19 2013

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I was hoping someone may have some information about my granddad, His name was Duffy and he owned a shoe repair shop in Maryhill during the war, He had a son called Jack Duffy and there daughters Mary, Patsy and Lena. This is a long shot but worth a try. My email address is amt@iprimus.com,au I live in Australia

Regards....Tom Downs

Tom Downs | Wed Jun 19 2013

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A wee Message for Phyliss Neeson.We were at gairbraid school together.The headmistress,,miss kinneburgh,My wee pal was davie Cairns,he had a cousin june,his dad worked in the mill also,they lived a door away from you I think.I also was with the lifeboys.The 144 when your father was there,with margret mulvainey,Plus I went to work in the papermill also.I think you were friends with elizabeth bunting,had abrother named frank..Small world..Jamie

jamie | Thu Jun 13 2013

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Great re-visiting this site and all the people from the Valley and Garrioch school. I lived in Stirrat Street and notice John Fraser has just posted a good friend I am also looking for Alfie Ward who I would like to contact. I am still in touch with the McKelvie's, Scanlan's Fletcher's and remember Ronnie Lennox, Steph Crammond, Danny Carrick, Jim Reilly, Paddy Welsh and Willie MacDonald. It would be nice to hear from any of you guy's.

Peter Brown | Sat Jun 08 2013

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Hi Folks I was brought up in Hinshaw St, went to Springbank School, Dunard Street and then Garrioch Acadamy for Young Ladies LOL and have reconized a few names on here I have a sister Dorothy who is looking for a Barbara Fergussion who was her bridesmaid and she would love to get in touch with her. I also have a half sister whom I lost touch with years ago If anyone knows of Camille MacDonald who I think now lives in Canada could they pass this on to her. And my last request is, does anyone remember when the Sandpit on Maltbarns Street opened and the Lord Provost was there. A photograph was in the newspapers and I would love to get a copy if anyone can help. Cheers in advance. Proud to be a Maryhill girl

Jeanette Pears (nee MacDonald) | Tue Jun 04 2013

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looking for family from Abington st Maryhill,the mcsporrans lived over the hole in thewall pub mid 50tes

john johnston | Tue May 21 2013

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my name is john fraser i lived at 58guthry st and 122 gairbraid ave my freends wher mick harvey. pedger brown. alvy word. peter connally. mad willki. big ned. bert ramsey.john espey. scara muza. brige divers. keny the hippy. and all the vally boys. i went to garriock secondry school and was known as matchy. i still remember the river kelvin at the end of our street and it was not the same colure day to day this was due to the dye from collins paper mill sume days it wauld bee blue then green sumtimes even purple.. made the river seme more exotic. spent many a sumer at the costa dell slush nixt to the wee bridge that took the wee red trean from the mill to dawshome gas works. it was a mental place to grow up and as kids wee hade lots of things to do first the scary things i was about 9 when as a right of pasige you had to jump the small acy in the back coart. a distence of about 4 feet ok 5 but when you are9 thats a long way and it was six feet of the gruond sume dident mack it hee heee. but it dident end ther o no ther was the duble acy. and the bigg acy a distence of siven feet i faeld this jump and still have the scare the acys wher the digess or bin shelters in the back chorts. then ther was the dimond laderr you hade to clime the outside of a realway bridge sixty feet high sume dident mack it and wore calapers for months great fun o by the way you fell into the river celvin yes the one with the divrent coulord water. then ther was the blanky. both the small one and the big one. i saw big ned fall and land in the river and just get up agen but then agen he was a android the china wall slide clamed more victims it was a giant hill that was coverd in grass and it hade a great congret wall and wee used to slid down it at 30 mph and if you dident stop in time you went over the wall hhehh. then ther was the planky rope swing spaning a giant aqaduct 70 feet high you swung frome one end of the brighe to the other at lest50 feet at a speed of 40 mph if you got it wreng you crasht into the suporting pillers and agen endid up in the river the river took a lott of victims.the haloween pen a long tunell into enamy teratory 5 mills long we used purnt naws paper to see wher we wher going. terafiying. farmer kellys. he hade pigs and a shotgun yes a farm right in the midlle of maryhil. wee olso had a giant he lived in a little ginger brade house on kelvin dale road wee could him the giant of the dael i fund one of his shouse a size 18 he was over 7 feet tall and had a wee dog lick a jack russel. ther was coats and dracula two old men that lived in a abandend tenamant and thay onaly came out at night and if you thing thats scarry what about the mummes. not a single child in the vally went to school for the mummes where abrode scary stuff mass asteria the police cald it my frend knows the truth wee samy two hears was oways good for a laph macking baracads to stop the no 1 bus from driving down the avenue i was knockt down by the 43 bus that went up guthry street pasing the ba ta bert ramsy i was ok the cash and cary got tand every weekend and the londry the tardis at the botem of garbraide avinue blaying football at the barricks pitches. the cristmas fights withe the bitney boys. fighting the mob at feerny street. and of coars the cadder mob the tar works on dawshome road the paper panes the frog pond dowshom cliffs.the shows on lockburn roade the deaf school that burnt down and it lookt lick a castell so i have great memores of the valley and it was a special place to grow up yes wee wher poor ivery one was but wee hade riches if you lookt hard anuf. and i still havent told you about descuverin the kelvincrove art callares but thats for anither time by the nu jf vyt

john fraser | Mon May 20 2013

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Born in 1968, lived in Garrioch Road and Crescent from then till '81. Remember the "band" (not the pipe band from the TA on the corner!) walking up Garrioch Road and "IRA" painted on the island in the road up where the burroo used to be (maybe it's still there?). Played in the rubble on Stratford Street in the early 70s and chased the rats with slates from the roofs - class! Went to St Gregory's and got taught by Miss McKay (fearsome!), with the lovely Mr Renucci as head. Mum's family called Scullion and came from Maltbarn St down near Firhill. Done some family research and our family been in Maryhill since mid-1800s.

Gerry Thompson | Wed May 15 2013

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whoops! I mean Cyril Fox I am looking for...thank you

SpiritAngel | Tue Apr 30 2013

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Hello to all and thank you for the memories, I was 10 when I left the UK to Australia...My fathers family lived across from the old train tracks in the 1930's/40's My Grandparents were ROBERT AND REBECCA FINDLAY nee Ferguson..Children are HELEN, ISA AND my father WILLIAM FINDLAY. My father married Elizabeth Bell in Possilpark 1961, born Stobhill hosptial 1940 to Elizabeth Colquhoun Bell of 33 Cobden street Glasgow, my grandfather's parents were William Fotheringham Findlay and Margaret Steen 1903 Kelvin Glasgow. I have a lot more but too much for on here so if you know of these names please contact me, I am trying to find my mother's father Cyril Foz as my mum was a war child(one night stand) any clues??????

SpiritAngel | Tue Apr 30 2013

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I am looking for my nephew Paul Cooper son of Margaret and Jackie Cooper has two sisters Victoria and Charlotte. I lived in Maryhill, Maryhill road about 30 years ago I am now living in Erie, PA US If you know these people could you please let me know. Thanks

Tom K. Barry | Sat Apr 20 2013

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My name is margaret dickson i went to school with betty docherty, ann devine. I now live in dallas texas and ann lives in houston texas, and have remained friends with ann since we both left maryhill around 1972. Ann left at a later date. We both went to dunard street school then off to garrioch . I think i remember john pettigrew he was at dunard the same time as we were. I am also trying to locate a margaret barry married name cooper her brother was tam barry who also is now in america. Enjoyed reading all the comments.

Margaret dickson | Fri Apr 19 2013

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I was born in 1947 at 219 Bilsland Drive. Was wondering if anyone knows anything about a family called McCabe. Alec, John and their sister Gertrude (Trudy)who was my friend at school. They lived at Willock Street Maryhill. Would be grateful for any information.

Marie Mitchell | Tue Apr 09 2013

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My Dad, William Dickson Smith, was brought up in Maryhill and left for London at the end of 1930s. I have found a photograph of a group of 45 men, including Dad, in front of a Hall taken in late 1930s. The men are dressed up (some with ties, some open collar, some with pocket handkerchiefs. A few are wearing hats as if they have come out of the building to be photographed. To the right of the group stands a man with an accordion. He is less formally dressed and stares out of the picture. Does this ring any bells with anyone?

Sheila Stace | Mon Apr 01 2013

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Hi i lost my nana a while a go she was called margaret gillies she was married to stanley gillies they lived in maryhill in the 1930,s and 40s but her husband died due to a train accident he use to sometimes work on the flying scotsman just wondered if anybody new my nana any information would be good many thanks.

david berry | Wed Mar 27 2013

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Hi iam looking into my family history,can u help?. My mother is Maureen and her maiden name was Coyle and her parents were James and Margaret Coyle who lived at 64 Murano street, Maryhill. this was in the 1940s-1950s. Maureen had two brothers,Micheal and James, three sisters Maggie, Rosemary, and Eileen. Any information or comments much appreciated. regards Aimee Woodford

Aimee Woodford | Sun Mar 24 2013

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I was born 1950 at 66 Hathaway St Maryhill.I went to Shakespear school and NKS.Hung out with Andy Hewitt(46 Hathaway St).Immigrated to Canada 1972.Had a good childhood and teen years growing up in Maryhill.Last time I went back I was sorry to see the changes to the place.

Alan Wilson | Fri Mar 22 2013

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hi mick harvey hear great site
i was born in 116 gairbrad ave ie the valley
so if you remember me get in touch
the vally was a great place tae grow up in the 60 and 70 and i remember most as the place was full of real people
seen a few names on hear great awe the best mick v.y.t.

mick harvey | Wed Mar 20 2013

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i lived in balfour st ,does anyone remember rations . which you got from gairbraid school during the holidays

terry mccann | Fri Mar 15 2013

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Looking for relatives of David Kerr born 1921, died 1973. His wife was Dorothy McClelland. Married in 1951 at Methodist Central Hall. thank you!

Laura | Thu Feb 28 2013

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My name is Ronnie Stewart, I was born in Hathaway St 1938, as was my brother and sister Dougie and Sylvia. I came acros this great site about Maryhill, the best place in Glasgow NW. I bought my first house at no10 Leyden Gardens., then moved to Teeside, North East of England 1968.I have been back a phew times to Maryhill to find old friends, but to know avail they have all moved. Since they changed Hathaway street for the worst. What a mess, it's a tip at the front it was the best street in Maryhill facing South. You could see from miles and sunshine all day. You fell out of bed and straight into Shakespeare's school, which is great in the winter. It's still there I see. They should class it as a listed building. Spent great times there! I wonder where all the school mates live now. Someone mentioned about the shop at the bottom of Shakespear St called Tarletons, I remember it well. They had a daughter called Helen Tarleton who was in my class at school, my first love. How many class mates can I remember? Lets see...
Girls first: Helen Tarleton, Helen Smith, Rita Cairns, Cathie Crighton, and Marion Taylor, who I grew up with from 46 Hathaway street, recently just found out from her brother Alex Taylor that Marion passed away a few years ago, sadly missed. Now for the boys. Jimmy Brown, Ivan Garroch, Billy Hutchinson, Billy McIntosh, Bruce Stewart, Ian Learmouth, Donald Black, I'm afraid thats it, hope the rest of you are still with us. I must do another sheet later on as there is so much to say about Maryhill and the people. And a thank you to Alex Taylor, who I found on this site and have since contacted him, will keep in touch. Ronnie Stewart

Ronald Stewart | Fri Feb 22 2013

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My mum, Mary Sweeney was born at 603 Garscube Rd in 1940, as was my sister Patricia in 1966. I was born at Stobhill Hospital and lived at 899 Garscube Road in 1962 before moving to Pollock. Now in Australia.

Ann | Sun Feb 10 2013

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just found this site,stayed in agnes st in the early 60s then moved to cadder,remember playing at the old bing behind the school where the asda path is now

Q H | Thu Feb 07 2013

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I have just found out about this site and I found a few names I recognise dennis obrien jim pelosi and his sister phylis and I know his other sister ann I was born and bred in the butny and still live here I would never leave here it is a true saying you can take the girl out of the butny but you cant take the butny out of the girl

elspeth carroll | Sat Feb 02 2013

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I have just found out about this site and I found a few names I recognise dennis obrien jim pelosi and his sister phylis and I know his other sister ann I was born and bred in the butny and still live here I would never leave here it is a true saying you can take the girl out of the butny but you cant take the butny out of the girl

elspeth carroll | Sat Feb 02 2013

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My maiden name is Myra Glancy, born 23 rd January 1938 at 3 Rolland St., Maryhill. I may have information for you but it may be irrelevant as there are quite a few Glancy`s in Glasgow not related. The name Ellen runs through our history, will be in touch by email.
ps not all non Scots are crap.I have three children and 10 grandchildren all born in Sydney and they are the best.

Myra Nelson | Mon Jan 28 2013

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I was born in Maryhill in 1956 and lived there until I was about nine.
I lived at 35 Sandbank Street and have
such great memories. I sometimes wish
I never left. I remember the farm accross the sreet from us and the fish and chip shop at the top of the hill as well as the butter and butcher shop. I
remember getting bags of coal for our fireplaces and had to lug it up in buckets for my mama. I went to St. Mary's catholic school and have 3 sisters, (one since passed away, Ellen Marie). Anyone out there remember me or anyone else at that time. My
Grandma's last name was Glancy. I remember John Carruthers....I have a school picture of all my classmates before we left for America. I just can't remember all their names. If you
know of any books available on the history of Maryhill I would love to buy a few for my mom (now 84) and my sisters. If you're not Scottish, you're Crap!!! LOL Gerri

Geraldine Grothe | Sun Jan 27 2013

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For George Foster, I used to live at 19 Craigmont Dr. and spent my early years with your brothe Jim, I remember how sad I was when yout mum passed and you all moved away. Say Hi. to Jim for me. I now live in Canada

Bill Brannan | Thu Jan 24 2013

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I can't seem to get any response on my old pals from the 1950s. They will all be in their 70s now but they must have family still in Scotland. From Maryhill Andy McGuire, James Paisley nicknamed Toni and Alec Don from Knowtap St.
From Dumbarton Rd Graham Sutherland. It would be great to hear from them or their kin. If it's any help we were all in the 152 Boys Brigade.

Hugh Smillie | Sun Jan 20 2013

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I am carrying out a family history on the Knox family who lived in the Maryhill area since 1804. My grandparents were William and Agnes who both died in 1942. They lived at 907 Maryhill Road. Their children were Jean (McDonald), Elizabeth, Katey, Jennifer, Mary, Sam and John. All lived in Maryhill Road. Any assistance greatly appreciated

Ron Knox | Sun Jan 13 2013

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Just discovered this site by accident.My name is Eric Cliff and I was born in 1945 at 21 Amisfield Street.
Went to Shakespeare Primary then NKS.Mates were Ian Gray,Sidney Sharp,Danny Anderson and Crawford Scobie.My nickname at school was Biffo.Moved to Springburn in 1960.Currently living in East Kilbride.

Eric Cliff | Sat Dec 08 2012

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We lived in Maryhill in the late 50's early 60's,my father and mother lived in Caigmont drive No 9, we had a neighbour named Mrs o'shea? I think, I was 2 at the time. We used to play in the play park and used to spend our pocket money in the 'talleys' on the Friday night after my dad got paid,on lucky bags and ice cream,my brother Jim attended shakspeare school, all were devastated when my mother died when I was only 22 months old, despite this my father supported all three children through school and onto healthy relationships in the future , we later moved to my grannies when my dad got ill,then moved on to Bellshill then on to Aberdeen,where I spent my formative years prior to joining the army eventually leaving After 22 years As WO1. Maryhill was then and has a bit of reputation now, but I still go back and haves warm cosy. Feeling.

George foster | Fri Nov 30 2012

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re. Joan Price, could you check out your e-mail address.I have a couple of photos but they keep bouncing back.

Myra Nelson | Fri Nov 23 2012

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I was born in Oakbank hospital and lived in Agnes Street from 1961 to 1966 when we moved to Drumchapel. My grannie and granda lived in Hugo Street and I have the most wonderful memories of both Agnes Street and Hugo Street. The wee sweetie shop at the bottom of the street with NK school opposite. going to Botanic gardens for a walk, and going to the swings in the park oppposite the garage. I can still remember the smell from McLellans rubber factory and the smell from the soap factory on Bisland Drive. Going to Ruchill park to roll eggs at easter time. A lot of the families I knew in Agnes Street also moved to Drumchapel, but I would love to see some pictures of both streets during the early 60's if possible if anyone has any please.

Joan Price | Fri Nov 23 2012

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Hi everyone. My Mum is celebrating her 75th birthday on January 9th 2013. She grew up in Maryhill her maiden name was Anne Hannan,she was the oldest daughter of David & Isabella (Isa) and had 2 sisters Maria (known as Ria) Morag, and Tom her brother, sadly Ria is no longer with her RIP. They lived on the Maryhill Rd near the Punchbowl Pub (dont know if its had its name changed) and her uncle was Willie Hannan who was an MP for the area during the 60s to 70s I believe

I am trying to make contact with anyone who knew her and if you can post any thoughts/memories of her or the family it would be nice for her to remninisce on her birthday with these

david macdonald | Thu Nov 15 2012

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my mum was brought up at 1620 maryhill road in 1933 her name is helen o'brien she had sisters cathy, peggy,belle and jenny, brothers davie and adam. does anyone know her would be nice to know.

elaine mcneil | Fri Nov 02 2012

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Re. Frank Hakket U.S.A.I accidently deleted your e-mail address and have a great picture for you of tram in Maryhill rd at top of Vernon st.Sent it to 2010 address but rejected.If you want me to send it get in touch. regards M Nelson.

Myra Nelson | Tue Oct 30 2012

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Re. John MacNab.Can`t answer you by e-mail, no return address.Yes, that was my parents shop on the left until in the 60`s. We didn`t live there. shop was too small, we lived at 3 Rolland street then moved to Drumchapel in 1956. I attended the Belhaven nursery school then later of course as N.K.S. canteen.My parents didn`t migrate with me,I went alone.The twins Margaret and Georgina were in my class at Garrioch but I believe one of them was killed when the gable end of the building collapsed. Don`t know which one though.There was Margaret mc`nichol a few closes up from Dunn`s shop she was also in my class. I travelled to Australia with the Forsythes from the top of the avenue to Sydney in 1958, but lost touch when i left Brisbane and went to Sydney.Would you believe I`m looking at an old school photo of our Qualy class at Garrioch? Margaret McNichol, Georgina Baxter, myself and Margaret Baxter all in the one row. In the front row is Sammy Johnson, pal of Robert Douglas of last tram fame.I don`t recognise the other names but I would appreciate the photo. I have a folder of Maryhill photos but I may not have your`s. Great hearing from you.

Myra Nelson | Sat Oct 27 2012

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Answering Frank Hackett U.S.A.Thanks for the e-mail. Yes I remember the Mclaughlins the bookie. They worked from the lane. They also had the shop at the bend . Young John was in my class at Garrioch. I remember when they had police raids, we would all be waiting for them, being forewarned . Great memories. My mum and dad had the wallpaper and paint shop in kelvinside ave.Good luck in the USA.

Myra Nelson | Thu Oct 25 2012

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I was born Myra Glancy at 3 Rolland St. Maryhill 1938.Went to Garrioch then N.K. Left in 1953 but my class was 5B 1955. Anyone out there remember me. I emigrated to Sydney Australia 1958.Great site,Lots of memories.Have written my memoirs of Maryhill for my grandkids to understand their roots.

Myra Nelson | Wed Oct 24 2012

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Hi Margaret, I remember Robert and Johnny. I moved from Duncruin St to 40 Tresta Road. I also remember you and your mum and dad. Ihad 4 brothers and a sister and then moved to Skirsa St. My late father met Johnny in Manchester a long time ago. I remember Johnny's mum Peggy and aunt Bella who were frineds with my late mother. My family then moved to Newcastle while myself and brother Edward moved to Milngavie. I now live in Fintry, Stirlingshire. Johnnyu and I were great friends - I could go on and on!!!
Regards.
Pete Conway

Peter Conway | Sun Oct 21 2012

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Hi Peter I was on to my cousin John Rennie and he remembers you.He was at your wedding.are you still in Glasgow?
My brother Robert played the pipes and still does,he has two boys and 4 grandchildren.
Duncruin St was a good place to grow up in,do you remember the Mcginley's,McClymonts,Bells and the Meechans they were up 39.I remember the lamplighter Mr Watson? giving us the occasional song on a friday night going
home to Fingal St.The Luke family the ran the hen run Happy Days. John sends is regards He is still in Manchester.
regards Margaret Sharp nee Burnside

Margaret Sharp nee Burnside | Wed Oct 10 2012

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Reading comments by Margaret Sharp nee Burnside stayed at 39 Duncruin Street. I stayed at 25 Duncruin Street across from the small dairy. I moved to Tresta Road. New the Burnside's two closes along. One of my friends I played football with played the bagpipes and wondered if itwas thesame family? Great memories.

Peter Conway | Tue Oct 09 2012

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Hello Roseanne,

You haven't left your email address so I'll have to ask you in the open forum; _ did you know a girl called Betty Main who also lived on Hopehill Road. I'm not sure of the number but in my mind I have always associated her with 101, though clearly I could be wrong.

She may have come and gone before you however, because I knew her back in the 50s. I don't know exactly when she moved away

Look forward to hearing from you.
Steeplejock.

Steeplejock | Mon Oct 01 2012

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Hi Just found this site. I loved at 101 Hopehill road . Name Roseanne ward and two sisters Cath and Anna. We went to oakbank and then Woodside. Left Hopehill Road about 1963. Anyone remember us?

Roseanne nichol | Sat Sep 29 2012

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Hi I was born 1941 39 Duncruin St,and I regonise a lot of the places that you talk about,Maryhill Park(sunday school trips) library, swimming baths,roxy cinema(i was an usherette here for a wee while)great memories and a good place to grow up.Janet Young nee walker
I remember your granny. lovely lady,she was friendly with my mum Ruby Burnside
who worked in the dairy at the bottom of the hill.We moved to Cadder in1952 my brother and fam. still stay in maryhill i moved to Elgin but still visit Maryhill. Margaret Sharp nee burnside

Margaret Sharp nee Burnside | Mon Sep 24 2012

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My son has an assigment + asked for some info re my education - I found this sight. Dear Sylvia - i remeber being at school when the Mummy gang came they were outside the gates of Hillhead Primary - but ike you say it almost feels unreal now. Maryhill baths I rember had like a gate wher you could go in and put your clotyhes back on .......!!!!

helen | Sun Aug 19 2012

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Hi to you all,just a wee not to see if anyone remembers donna coates from glenfinnan rd the 130 block if so please contact me still living in the barrx dont think i will ever leave it

a Andrew Quigley | Sat Aug 18 2012

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Still trying to get in touch with Marjory Stewart who lived at 107 Maryhill Road, If you read this Marjory could you get in touch, love to hear from you again, please, at my email address or kenmcd@hotmail.co.uk. Cheers

MARJORY STEWART | Tue Aug 07 2012

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alex taylor again, from cafe days, john dunn, sparrow and rose watson i think thay got married,clrk gallacher,wee norrie, frances miller and betty henderson. when i rember more i,ll let you all know. best wishes to all.alex.

alex taylor | Sun Jul 15 2012

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my name is alex taylor, i was born in 46 hathaway street maryhill 1943. glad ifound this site as it brought back happy memories.i did alot of slly things as a kid, skating on thin ice on the canal climbing under the metal railway bridge looking for birds eggs one slip and you fell down into the kelvin whitch was very shallow there, when i walk under it now i get a shudder i would have been dead if i fell didnt think of that at the time had no fear when young.i went to shakespear school i knew the hewitts who lived down stairs from me also the worburtons in the close. my early teenage days we went to domeos cafe down from the old soldirs home later it was the blythwood cafe where i met some good friends, dougie benison, alex jones who live at queens x,letty moffat from camaron street,morag mcculloch from oakbank terrace,dougie has moved to irvine would like to know how others are getting on.i now stay in the saltcoats area.anyone who knows me feel free to get in touch.alex

alex taylor | Thu Jul 12 2012

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what a great site brought back alot of memories of growing up in the valley ,seen alot of names i remember as a waine, my ma was jan kelly ,my granny and granda was jessie and john kelly ,smudger and mamie were my cousins .a great step back in time reading some of the stories .

maureen kelly | Tue Jul 10 2012

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Maryhill Burgh Halls is up for a National Lottery Award if you go to the National Lottery website you can vote under the heritage category.

Pat Byrne | Sun Jul 01 2012

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Brought up in Barra Street, Maryhill Park. Went to NKS left in 1961 just wondering if anyone might remember me?

Colin Urquhart | Thu Jun 21 2012

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This a great site just found it I was born 1967 northpark st maryhill
Derek Fowler with David Alan then 1971 came and we all move to summerston what good times we had up the nolay we are looking for some old photos

Derek | Tue Jun 05 2012

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i grew up in stair street maryhill and wondered does anybody know where alex woods is he lived at 22 agnes street or the mc crossan family who lived up the same close angus and fiona mc donald or sammy thompson who lived at firhill street
went back recently and though the place has all been modernised stair street has gone down to a wee passage which must be very dark at night as you make your way to the stairs to go to braeside street not an improve ment at all. would like to hear from people from around the maryhill road area and some of those who went to dunard st or nk schools

GORDON THOMSON | Wed May 16 2012

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maryhill boys clubs located in maryhill glasgow. Take part in maryhill area with ages groups of boys born on 1995
1997 1998 1999

maryhill.juniors | Mon May 14 2012

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Would like to contact any friends from the Butney&surrounding streets 1945 to1954&1957to 1964 .
Yours Billy Marshall.

Billy Marshall | Sun May 13 2012

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Im trying to trace a woman called Bridget durkin she lived at 97 raeberry street in January 1978 please please can any one email any info they may have as she is my birth mother and I've been searching years to find her !!! I was told she was born in Ireland and is around 55-65 years old !!! I believe 97 raeberry street no longer exists but it's my only hope and detail that I have of Bridget many thanks xxxxx Maureen xxxxx

Maureen Rodgers | Sun May 06 2012

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Does anyone know of the whereabouts of Marjory Stewart who lived at 107 Maryhill Road with her family during the 1970's. she was about 15 then and will be about 53 now.I lived at 105 Henderson Street, Maryhill across from a small confectioners shop where she worked with her mum and older sister I think her mum owned the small shop. If anyone can give me a contact for her or tell me where she is now I would be very grateful. I'd love to see or hear from her again.

MARJORY STEWART | Fri Apr 27 2012

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I went along yesterday for a tour of the newly refurbished Maryhill Burgh Halls. The building is looking magnificient and will be a wonderful asset to the area. There will be a programme of activities celebrating the opening from Monday 23rd April.

Pat Byrne | Fri Apr 20 2012

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You'll find some new information about Maryhill Burgh Halls and the Official Reopening Programme on our discussion forum and website.

Pat Byrne | Thu Apr 12 2012

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I am tracing my fathers history and family. He was James McCartney born 11 march 1930 in Edinburghm but also registered in Glasgow. Iknow his grandparents, John and Anne McCartney lived 33 Cobden st,in 1911, when my grandmother, Annie Lochard Purdey McCartney was 12yrs and at school, Any info would be so valuable as dad and his older brother John were born out of wedlock, so records are few. So heres hoping

Fiona McCartney | Fri Mar 16 2012

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Hello
I am looking for a woman by the name of ANNIE MCCALLUM married name ANNIE PERRY. For a time during the 1940's and 1950's she lived in Maryhill. She was married twice. First to DAVID HUNTER in Maryhill in 1942 and then to ALEXANDER R PERRY in Maryhill in 1952.

Any information on her would be greatly appreciated I am trying to trace relatives. Please email me at hannahtphillips@gmail.com

Hannah Phillips | Mon Mar 12 2012

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Hello, I am helping some friends try and find relatives of an airman killed in a flying accident near their village in WW11. They have spent years researching the crash and have erected a Memorial to these young men. They are also trying to find any living relatives to let them know the Memorial to their loved ones exists. We are struggling with a Maryhill resident and wondered if anyone recognises him from this obituary notice and can help please... Surname- Graham ? killed in action in April 1943. Sergeant William Shearer Lindsay Graham, aged 20 years, W.O., A/G RAF, dearly beloved eldest son of Mr and Mrs Robert Graham, 79 Vernon St, Glasgow NW? Thankyou.

Di Ablewhite | Tue Feb 14 2012

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your site is great and as maryhill man ilove reading it and thank you.

s.ainslie | Sun Feb 12 2012

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hi there, i am on to find our cousins, and family who have been on this site, MARTIN AND KATHLEEN MAILEY, AFTER HEARING FROM YOU DURING THE WEEK KATHLEEN ON THE NEWS OF CRAIG, COULD ONE OF YOU PLEASE GET IN TOUCH ASAP, SANDRA WOULD REALLY LIKE TO BE ABLE TO TALK TO YOU AGAIN, MARTIN ITS YOUNG JOE HERE, CLAUDINE AND AULD JOE WOULD LIKE TO GET IN TOUCH WITH YOU ALL AT THIS TIME, HORRIBLE NEWS, PLEASE REPLY TO MY EMAIL GIVEN AND I WILL GIVE YOU OUR PHONE NUMBERS. HOPEFULLY JOSEPH

joe mclaughlin | Sun Feb 05 2012

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hi does anybody know the shaws who stayed at 68 cedar street between the 50s to early 60s thanks

tom | Fri Feb 03 2012

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I am doing research on my family and have come across the following on my father?s birth record.

Florence Gilliard (My Grandmother)
87 Rolland Street, Glasgow

Do you know anyone at this address or and details on this address or families that may live there ?

Also can anyone send me a picture of this address ?

Kevin Walls | Sat Jan 28 2012

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just came acroos this site again, and i find it so takes me back to the good auld days of Maryhill and "the valley"
my brother was francie o'hara n sister mary there were loads of O'hara's fae "the Valley" i remember john walter mccollum they had another brother n sister they stayed in gairbraid avenue..wood love to hear from any one who remembers us......xx

jaki main [o'hara] | Thu Jan 26 2012

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Great to find this site ,have spend the last 3 hours going back in time.Lived at 47 whitelaw street from 65 till 81 then 1678a maryhill td accross from the whitehouse bar.Guess the Buntey never leaves you.Have fond memorys of the Horseshoe bar maryhill rd.

DENIS

denis o brien | Sat Jan 21 2012

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Anyone who lived on Marmion Street during the 40's and 50's. Corner of Kelvinside Ave and Hotspur Street.Penrice dairy was acros the street.
Cathie

Cathie Sharp Fox | Tue Jan 17 2012

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I lived at 3 then 15 Marmion St. Went to St.Charles and then St.Columbas.I moved to USA in 1952. I am trying to find Ruby Ramsey (maiden name) dont know her married name She moved to Australia maybe around 1953-4. She lived at 685 Garscube Rd. Glasgow and also went to St.Columbas.

Thank you......Cathie

Cathie Sharp | Mon Jan 16 2012

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i lived in Maryhill from 1965 to 1974 firstly in Ancroft Street then Garscube Road.I went to St Columbas Primary then onto St Augustines.My sister and I Kathleen have been living in South Africa for the last 30 years.My mum Anna Thallon was born in Callander Street.Would love to hear from anyone who remembers us.Cheers Martin.

martin mailley | Wed Jan 11 2012

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i lived in Maryhill from 1965 to 1974 firstly in Ancroft Street then Garscube Road.I went to St Columbas Primary then onto St Augustines.My sister and I Kathleen have been living in South Africa for the last 30 years.My mum Anna Thallon was born in Callander Street.Would love to hear from anyone who remembers us.Cheers Martin.

martin mailley | Wed Jan 11 2012

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I was a butney girl born and bred. myself and my brother patrick lived with our ma and da in 34 lochilp street, before moving to 1807 maryhill road. sad to say pat is no longer with us. a better brother or pal i will never find again

christine nicol nee boyle | Sun Dec 11 2011

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name colin wallace[b]1949 38doncaster st
maryhillfathrhugh wallace mother helen mcdonald wallacesister sheana i wentto springbanks school top doncaster st gran jean mcdoald other granparents hughjeanie wright wallace lived in hendersoan st mansion sther fatherfrederick wright[m]mary wrenbarkerlamont1904 num 44 mansion iwould kike to hear from you

colin wallace | Sat Nov 26 2011

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Kate, I was born at 8 Craigmont St. in 1936. My Gran lived in #16 top floor. I know some of their names and Clark sounds familiar. I'm in Canada now.Can you respond? Julia. I went to Sheakspere School and NKS.

Julia Lloyd (Graham) | Sun Nov 06 2011

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What a great site...best wishes to all who have given their comments on Maryhill.....It was a very nostalgic journey for me and one I hope to repeat...Elsie Parker

Elsa | Sun Nov 06 2011

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I LIVE IN 50 WHITELAW STREET ,MARYHILL FROM 1959 TO 1975 .WOULD LIKE TO HEAR FROM ANY OLD PALS OR PEOPLE FROM SCHOOL.I WENT TO MARYHILL PRIMARY ,AND TO GARRIOCH SEC, SCHOOL. LEFT 1971.GOT MARRIED IN 1975 AND WENT TO CUMBERNAULD.

elaine weldon///johnston | Wed Nov 02 2011

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Maryhill Housing Association is seeking to hear from former pupils and teachers of Maryhill Primary School.
We have transformed the ?C? listed blond sandstone building into nine apartments for New Supply Shared Equity along with 19 new homes for rent on Viewmount Drive.
We are looking for a number of former pupils or teachers to attend our opening event in mid December 2011 to celebrate this award winning development.
If you are interested in attending and having a tour of the apartments please contact Ailsa on 0141 948 1102 or drop into our Garrioch Road office.

Ailsa Hume | Tue Nov 01 2011

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I would like any information on a Duncan Purdon last known address is Townsend Street around 1962 can anyone help.

Duncan Ferns | Mon Oct 31 2011

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i was born and bread at 41 Whitelaw st Maryhill i went to St Marys from 1953 and St Clumbius my close friend was Angnes Walker i would like any information on where she is can any one help my nick name was doc .Inow live in Canada and would love to know how she is doing

maria melville(docherty) | Sat Oct 29 2011

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Great site.
Was born at Oakbank in 1949 and lived with my parents at my grandparents house on Hazlett Street. Trying to find any information on my grandparents:
Colin McGregor and Jessie Jackson. I believe my grandfather (a WW 1 vet) drove a tram for the Glasgow Transit authority. They had 3 children: Andrew, Colin and Margaret (my mother).
Also trying to find any information on my mother's maid of honour- Helen Arnott who lived on Colgrain Street
With thanks.

Greig Stewart | Sat Oct 29 2011

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looking for a old school friend who went to St Marys Maryhill her name was Agnes Walker can any one help i now live in Canada

maria melville(docherty) | Sat Oct 29 2011

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Born 1940 lived 5 sky street off bantaskin street the botany. St Mary's then St Mungo's acadamy. Cowboy MacCormack lived next to us. Remember Candy Scanlan used to get thrown through the batwing doors of the Bantaskin Pub, he did a beautifull forward roll for his fans. We would cheer loudly and he would go back in for another confrontation. Great Friday night entertainment. He eventual fell in to the canal on his way home to the valley. His body was dragged out next day. Peter Shields John Darroch, Mary Moodie, George Fredianni, Charlie Mac Ginley, where are you all. God Bless you. Jackie Morris.

Jackie Morris | Wed Sep 28 2011

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moved to gairbraid pl in 1970/ lived upstairs from smudger kelly, baby edgar , chic thomson and next door to john boy farrell. went to gairbraid hung aroung with mcaulay , melly, wee bily preston and duncan mckay

ian mcglone | Mon Sep 26 2011

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Trying to trace a family called Hockey or Haughey, James and Mamie. I think one of their sons ran a tea plantation in the far east and James,or Jim was a Japanese prisoner of war. I used to visit them with my grandmother, Eleanora,or Nora Law.
Can anyone help?

Duncan McPherson | Sun Sep 25 2011

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I lived in 16 Sandbank St from 1946 till 1967. Can anyone tell me why the last two closes of the building have been demolished. Does anyone know of the Ward family from Craigmont St. The children were James, Edward,Frank, Joseph and Stephen?

Katrina | Sat Sep 24 2011

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hi all just found this site , loved reading the letters , i was born in 1947 at 29 ruchill st (the canal close) right beside the old wooden bridge , we then moved to 28 herma st cadder 1952 till about 63( read the letter from the guy called startup think i know him , would love to hear from anyone from these places .

brian horsfield | Sun Sep 04 2011

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Hi Are you the Billy Rollo that lived in either the first close or second close Peelglen road Drumchapel and attended Waverley School

Joe McIntosh | Sat Sep 03 2011

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I was born @ 45 Kirkland St in 1952 and live there until the early seventies.

Martin Foley | Wed Aug 31 2011

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Hi just found this site and I was wondering if anyone knows/knew of a family called Salmon who lived roundabout Kelvinside crescent area in 1916 onwards. The men were picture gilders. Thanks

mags c | Mon Aug 29 2011

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Hello Robert Mc, the Maryhill man who now lives in Hanover. I seem to have lost contact with you. If you or anyone who knows you reads this get in touch. This is
my new email address.
Hugh Smillie.

Hugh Smillie | Wed Aug 17 2011

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Dear Robb,
You were looking for Robert Armstrong Little born 1915 who moved to London.
I am his daughter, if you get this e-mail me so we can swap family trees as your e-mail address on here no longer works.
Sincerely

Jean | Tue Aug 16 2011

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very good site

s.ainslie | Sun Aug 14 2011

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Hi everyone,
I know this is a long shot but does anyone know anything about James and Martha Soutar who lived at 47 Raeberry Street, glasgow? Please get in touch if you know anythin ghowever small. many thanks

Jillian | Wed Aug 03 2011

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Hi everyone,
I know this is a long shot but does anyone know anything about James and Martha Soutar who lived at 47 Raeberry Street, glasgow? Please get in touch if you know anythin ghowever small. many thanks

Jillian | Wed Aug 03 2011

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I WAS BORN AT 1594 MARYHILL RD IN 1950 WENT TO ST MARYS THEN GARNETHILL TILL '65 FRIENDS AT PRIMARY WERE MONICA FEELY AND PHYLIS PELOSI ANYONE KNOW OF THEM, MOVED TO SCOTSTON THEN DOWN SOUTH IN 1971.

ANNEMARIE SMITH NE BURKE | Sun Jul 31 2011

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McHale family from Maryhill from the 1800 through to the 1900's, if any one knows of them would love to hear, they lived at Park Place, Whitelaw Street Argyle Street and Stirrat St
James and Maggie (Margaret Hart) McHale
Children: Thomas, Patrick, William, James, Peter, Annie, Andrew, Kate (Catherine)

Also the Hart family from Whitlaw street around 1889

Carmel Peterson | Fri Jul 08 2011

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Looking for information about Annie Muir Hall born in Maryhill 1888-1890. Married John Ross of Glsgow. Any info about the "Hall Family" would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you

John F. | Sun Jun 19 2011

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Sorry I forgot to put in her information below. My Mum's name was Jeanette Glass Mullin(nee Boyd), born 1947.

Traci Beaudry | Tue Jun 14 2011

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Love the site, I came across it while googling my Mum. I remember her talking about Maryhill alot and would love to know any information about her and family. My Mum and Dad moved to Canada with us in the early 80's. My Mum's maiden name was Sinclair and her parents were John Boyd and Marian Sinclair. She had 2 brothers Robert and John(Jack).

Traci Beaudry | Tue Jun 14 2011

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looking for my grandad william john murray born 1924lived abington st .mid 50s then moved swan st

john johnston | Fri Jun 10 2011

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what happened to tenaments at 33 gairbraid ave.
Anyone know

angela | Sat Jun 04 2011

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Hi, what a great site, brings back lots of memories when I lived in Maryhill in the early 70s. We lived in a tenement block in Maryhill Road, opp. The HLI Pub.
My sister Shirley and I lived with our dad, his partner Tessa Smyth, her daughter Vicky and our half brother James Boyle, who was just a baby then.
I got married at 18 and moved away, although I still was in touch with dad, his new family broke up and we lost touch with them soon after. I often wonder what became of them. It would be great to get in touch.
I now live in Colchester, Essex.
All the best to every one.

Sylvia Hyam.

Sylvia Hyam | Sat May 28 2011

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hi have just found this site. i grew up in Maryhill in the 50,s lived in Oran st across from MR MC GLYNS shop in Willock st. went to Garrioch rd then to Shakespeare st before moving to Drumchapel. moved to South Africa 1972.My best pals at school were John Thompson from Rolland st and Alex Black from Willock st. Any of you guys still around?.Would love to hear from anyone who may remember me from those days.
Billy Rollo.

billy rollo | Thu May 26 2011

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i would like to hear about the hunter family from maryhill buttney

i hunter | Mon May 09 2011

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jim harper read your story and you mentioned a tam sweeney i came from stirrit st i had ahalf sister elizabeth she was born sept1952 her dad was called tam sweeney our mother was called betty souter she staid in stirrit st been looking for my step sister not sure if she was in care or her dads family looked after her would be gratefull for any help.thanks ann im on face book

ann mcfarlane nee souter | Mon Apr 25 2011

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My father Mathew Fyfe was born at 7 Roland street in 1914 had brothers Donald..and Stuart .his mother was Margaret..would welcome any information on this area at that time..many thanks

stuart fyfe | Sat Apr 09 2011

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does anyone rember the souter family from stirrit st i am bettys daughter ann souter im trying to trace my dad george swankie does anyone no him i was born in oakbank hospital in 1950 left stirrit st 1955 would love to no if i had step brothers or sisters.my married name is ann mcfarlane and im on facebook thanks.

ann mcfarlane nee souter | Mon Apr 04 2011

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My Grandmother lived at 14 Vernon St. back in 1901. I would love to see pictures of the building, if you know where they can be obtained. I'm in America, and it's not very easy for me to access.

Shawnee Brown | Sun Mar 06 2011

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Great stories about maryhill. Lived at 8 murano st from 1943 until 1951.Married my wife from Rutherglen then moved to the USA 1960.Been back good few times,seen big changes over the years.Went to NKS left 1946 done my army time,got married 1951 have 1 girl 1 boy,5 grand children,8 great grand children.

jackie towers | Mon Feb 28 2011

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Sad to see the Valley being demolished especially Stirrat Street. I still have family and friends in the Valley/Butney and often go back for visits. Would love to contact the Ward Family from Stirrat St, Danny Carrick, John Frazer and Steph Crammond. I also have fond memories of the McKelvie's and still have contact with the Fletchers. My Mother Big Dot took a bit of ribbing for her English accent but she always praised big Conso who she though was a real gentleman.I had a great childhood in the Valley regardless of the poverty and gang fighting what they now call 'character building' or ignorance.I do remember the two old tramps who resided in the old condemed tenaments Dracula and Coats.The Young team then Jay, Titch, Paddy, Smiler, Conso.Bunnet etc. I was called Brana and would like to hear from any one who would like to discuss the auld days.

Peter Brown | Sun Feb 27 2011

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An Old Glasgow Poem

Where is the cludgie, that cosy wee cell
The string of the cistern, I remember it well
Where I sat wae a candle and studied the mags
A win for the Gers a defeat for the Jags

Whereis the tramcar that once did a ton
Doon the Great Western Road on the auld Yoker run
The conductress aye knew how to deal wi` the nyaffs
If yer gaun, weal get oan, if yer no jist git aff

I think o` the days o` my tenement hame
We`ve got fancy hooses noo but there no the same
I`ll swap your gisunders, flyovers and jams
For a tanner return on the old Partick tram

Gone is the Glasgow that I used to know
Big Wullie, wee Shuey, the Steamies, the Co
That stupid wee bauchle, the glaikit big dreep
The baws up the slates, an yer gas at a peep

Where is the Glasgow where I used to stay
Wae white wally closes done up wae white clay
Where you knew every neighbour from first floor to third
And to keep your door shut was considered absurd

Where are the weans that played in the street
Wi`a jorrie, a peerie, a gird wi` a cleek
Can they still cadge a hurl or drap aff a dyke
Play hunch-cuddy-hunch. kick the can an the like

Where is the shop where we aw used tae buy
A quarter o` tatties, a tuppeny pie
A bag o broke biscuits, a wee soda scone
And the wummin aye asked "Hows yer maw getting on"

Wheres the Tally`s that I knew so well
The wee corner shop where they used tae sell
Hot pies, a Mc Callum, an chips in a poke
Ye kent they were tally`s the minute they spoke

On a cauld winters nightwhen wee sat roon a fire
Each telt a story, not one was a liar
Then in the mornin, nolong efter dawn
Ye got handed a parcel and sent tae the pawn

Thse days were so rosy, but money was tight
The wages hauf feenished by Seterday night
But still we came through and weathered the ruts
The reason is simple- our parents had guts.

Hugh Smillie | Thu Feb 17 2011

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Hi folks

Greetings from Belfast.

I am looking to trace my grandmothers uncle's family.

John Boyle lived in Collina Street from at least 1942 to 1954, his wife died in 1942 and he died in 1954. So they could be boyles there before and after these dates.

Was wondering what graveyard Maryhill folk would be buried in.

I dont have any other real info at present, my mother remembers his daughter Lily because she came to Belfast on a visit and a daughter Mary registered his death.

Does this ring any bells with you Maryhill folk.

Would love to find out more info.

Thanks for reading.

Gareth

Gareth Mac Allister | Fri Feb 11 2011

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Hi,

I was born in 1954 at 110 Kirkland Street.
I have two sisters Martha and Christine, my brother Peter passed away years ago, and my Mum Matty died in 1999.

My Dad is still alive and kicking, living now in Cadder.

I went to Dunard Street, then on to NKS.

I have travelled around a bit, but now live in Bangkok.

I would like to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Regards,

John

John Pettigrew | Sat Feb 05 2011

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just found site i lived myrtle st

john caldwell | Tue Feb 01 2011

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I lived in the Butney from 1950 until 1964,went to St Mary's & then St Mungo's Academy.My family moved to Lambhill & I went to live in Manchester in 1967,but still have fond memories of Maryhill. Would like to hear from anyone who knew me.Jimmy pelosi

jimmy pelosi | Thu Jan 27 2011

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Hi there,i was wondering if anyone remembers a bakery called McKelvies on maryhill road in the late 60's early 70's? It was run by my great uncle john McKelvie and my great aunt Annabella? Any memories would be greatly appreciated.Thanks.Helen.

helen conway | Sat Jan 08 2011

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My ancestors, Colin and Margaret Brash left Maryhill in the early 1920s for America. Their address was on Stratford Street in a tenement that has since been razed. I hope to visit the area either this year or next.

John | Tue Jan 04 2011

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What A Fantastic Site...I Am A Maryhill Man Myself As Was My Father & His Father Before Him... I Was Born There In 1960 At 889 Maryhill Road Along With Three Of My Sisters & One Older Brother My Dad Was A Glass Packer But We Left Maryhill To Go & Live In Sprinburn Then Move To Kirkintilloch As My Father Worked For Northern Trailers... Not Seen Maryhill For A While But Very Proud To Have Been Born There So Hello To Everyone In Maryhill

peter smith | Wed Dec 29 2010

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Hi looking for any information on a thomas mcluckie in 1933 his trade was joiner journeyman he will be deceased now but hope to contact his children as they have a step brother they may not know about. Any information would be appreciated.

iain white | Wed Dec 29 2010

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i was born cobden st 1946. hoping someone knows of the garisons or the crooks from cobden st

john johnston | Mon Dec 27 2010

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i was born cobden st 1946. hoping someone knows of the garisons or the crooks from cobden st

john johnston | Mon Dec 27 2010

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I am in desperate need of a photograph depicting tenement life in Maryhill from the 1930's - I am writing a book which includes a very good interview with a lady who was brought up in Maryhill during the 30's and has happy memories of these times. Full credit will be given to the source of the photograph used - Hope someone can help.Many Thanks Peter

Peter Liddle | Tue Dec 21 2010

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I went to NK between 1962 and 1966. I spent a fair bit of my youth in maryhill. My grandparents lived in Braeside Street. It would be fun to hear from anyone who attended NK in the years I was there. I now live in Australia.

derek a gill | Thu Dec 09 2010

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Hi does anyone remember the McSporrans we lived on guthry st. My first love was Gerry boyl

Betty, McSporran | Wed Dec 08 2010

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Thanks for all the comments and article. I wish I could visit Maryhill as it was. I was born in 1934 in 907 Maryhill Road, then our family moved to 56 Northpark Street, leaving it in 1949 for a council house in Toryglen. I have memories of the canal, Jaconelli's, jumping wash-houses and midgie raking Very nostalgic. Went to Dunard Street School, then Hillhead High on a scholarship (very much not my background!) Wish I could meet someone from that time and place.

Frank McCapra | Mon Dec 06 2010

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i was born in 1929 at 96 burnside st in the cowcaddens. when i was four we moved to 16 vernon st maryhill.i attended st charles school and then st mungos academy.i worked for r,s mc colls on woodside rd and then singers in clydebank. i also worked at bmc in bathgate and then left for canada.i now live in theusa near detroit.i have many happy memories of maryhill.raking the middens jumping the dykes and playing fitba in the street.getting hudgies on the back of lorries saturday matinees at the roxy or the new star cinema.we were not rich but we were happy when the war came i was evacuated to kilbirnie in ayrshire for two years my three older brothers were away in the war all came back safely. a lot of visitors keep asking about old street photographs of glasgow.well just go to this site virtual mitchell.org here hundreds of pictures of our city on there.

frank Hackett | Sun Dec 05 2010

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Does the same name as myself John Thompson ring any bells with anyone on here ?. As far as i know stayed in 15 Gurthie st Maryhill possibly still staying there i dont know but was curious.

JT.

JT | Wed Dec 01 2010

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I was born at 46 Hathaway Street in 1952. My parents were John Hewitt and Margaret Donovan. I had a brother Andrew born 1950 and a sister Betty born 1962. I went to Shakespeare Street school then NK. We left Maryhill in 1967. Anyone remember us?

Alice Duffy nee Hewitt | Sun Nov 28 2010

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hey does anyone remember a family from the gilshie in the 70"s their surname wylie they lived in gilhill st i think

gordon wylie | Sat Nov 13 2010

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Hi lynn.I was born in Willock street in 1955 and have been trying to get photos of this street for many years without success,The streets at either side of Willock Street were Oran Street and Vernon Street..and also between these two Streets You had Fernie Street and Rolland Street.Hope this helps...
Martin...

martin | Sat Nov 06 2010

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Hi i have been reading your details on Maryhill with great interest. I lived in Maryhill with my older brother for a short period when i was a small child. We lived in donacaster St. My brother was born in willock St and i have noticed on various sites that it has been replaced by football pitches. Can anyone help me by telling me what streets surrounded Willock Street
Many thanks

Lynn | Sat Nov 06 2010

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Hi, I lived on Craigmont Dr. from 1952 until 1963 when we emigrated to Canada, I remember playing at the scrap yard across the street from us, attended St, Mary's annex and then up to the big St. Mary's school, my dad (Wullie) worked at Brand & Mollisons looking after the coal boilers. Have only been back "home" once in all these years but still miss my relatives that are left. My Mum's (Maureen) maiden name was McKim

Bill Brannan | Fri Oct 15 2010

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HI Can I thank the person who passed the message re my previous comment. You have helped me find my birth family
Thanks V Much
xx

suzanna webster | Wed Oct 13 2010

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janice moir sun 26 sept 2010 i grew up in 20 fernie st my own name is janice clinton i would love to hear from any one that new the clinton family as there was 7 of us when they knocked fernie st down we moved round the corner to 1022 maryhill rd

janice moir nee clinton | Sun Sep 26 2010

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good luck walter howat

walter howat | Thu Sep 23 2010

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Hi Im wondering if anyone knows a Mrs Gibb from Maryhill she had a daughter Sandra who will be late 30s early 40s and a son John and a granddaughter Stephanie who will be about 25. Stayed in a red tenament could have been leyden street? I was adopted when I was younger and looking for my birth family? Thanks

suzanna webster | Mon Sep 13 2010

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Hi All, Just so happened to come across this site 🙂 was brought up in ruchill - mayfield st then colgrain st. Went to ruchill primary. miss the good old days

mandy dickson | Thu Aug 26 2010

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I often wonder what ever happened to my teenage pals. Back in the 1950s pls were split by National Service etc. In my case I went to the Merchant Navy as an engineer and never seen my pals again.
Andy McGuire of Craigmount Drive
James(Tony) Paisley of Skirsa Place, maybe now in Cumbernauld.
Graham Sutherland of Dumbarton Road,
Archie Carmichael of Drumchapel, they will remember me and my twin brother Bobby.

Hugh Smillie | Sat Aug 21 2010

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Can anybody know how I can get in touch with Danny Broadley ex 115 Gairbraid Avenue

Robert Haveron | Sat Aug 21 2010

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I was born at 2008 Maryhill Rd in 1937, went to Gilshie and NKS. Can`t understand al those stories about rats and sewerage in the back courts. We had grass!Gilshie schoolmates that I can remember are Charlie Craig,Jim McGarrigle,Matt Neely(I think he did National Service and was killed in Cyprus)Margaret Balantyne,Moira Anderson,Betty McLure, Eddie McGloan and two boys named Geddes and Rogers. It was a fantastic place to grow up. We had Dawsholm and Bells Craig for climbing, MaryhillPark, Garscube Estate to trespass. When we got a bit older and got bikes we had The Trossachs and Loch Lomond. Paradise. It`s changed a lot but my old tenement is still there, the very last tenement in Maryhill going out to Milngavie.

Hugh Smillie | Fri Aug 13 2010

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Being Maryhill born and bred and a proud albeit exiled Glaswegian I stumbled across this site and have spent the last 2 hours reading the comments, absolutely brilliant, never been one to dwell on the past too much but this site has encouraged me to respond; I will be back in UK for a holiday next week and will be in Maryhill to see my parents who are 90 and 86 and still going strong, having lived in Maryhill for the first 30 years of my life when I walk around I still have the same feelings I had as a child the fun, the sense of humour,togetherness, all the other stuff like gangs and the like you just navigated through without too much thought but came out the other end a more rounded person able to cope with all the challenges life brings, my daughters are fed up hearing about it! I lived in Northpark St then The Wyndford enjoyed Jaconelli's (still do) was in the 1st BB played fooball for Ashfield Juves with Maxi Morrison then Maryhill Juniors in 1971. Went to Dunard Street then NK 1963-1966, best mate Tommy Millar went to Oz soon after, havnt seen him since I am sure he must owe me a pint! my nickname was "Skelf" because I was skinny and got stuck in how I wish that was still the case. I am now living in Dubai but will be on this site in future.

Dougie Black | Fri Jul 30 2010

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Hi, I am trying to find a relation of mines .Her Maiden Name is Patricia O'donnel ,I think she married into an Asian family .We have not heard from her in 20years.I am pretty certain she was born in 1938,that would make her arond 72 years of age now. I live in Kilmarnock.More details to follow if requested.Can you help her dughter is alive and well and is a lovely woman. They have not met since 1955.

BRIAN KIMMETT | Wed Jul 28 2010

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I was born in Oakbank hospital in 1960 went to Shakespear primary,in1964/5 mooved to Kirkland st my best pals were brothers Steven and jim kelly who lived round from firhill i also lived at 155 Henderson st and went to Napiershall street primary my other pals were Mark BROWN TAM LYNDSEY AND ALAN Barr our teacher was a Mrs Millar if you know these guys please get in touch im 50 soon and would loveit if you could get in touch decker joyce

Derek Joyce | Sat Jul 24 2010

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I was born in Oakbank hospital in 1960 went to Shakespear primary,in1964/5 mooved to Kirkland st my best pals were brothers Steven and jim kelly who lived round from firhill i also lived at 155 Henderson st and went to Napiershall street primary my other pals were Mark BROWN TAM LYNDSEY AND ALAN Barr our teacher was a Mrs Millar if you know these guys please get in touch

Derek Joyce | Sat Jul 24 2010

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Just read Roy Loughan's contribution, very good. He lived at 14 Vernon. I lived at 16 Vernon Street, the dunny close, moved there from Fernie Street in 1963/4. You reminded me how horrible the back courts were. Dirty smelly puddles, rats, alive and dead, and the occasional dead moggy. I used to shout up to my mother that I couldn't get up the stairs because there was a rat sitting on one of the steps. Remember jumping the middens and climbing along the railings. That was a dangerous game, saw a friend get their leg caught and that put a stop to that game.

Anne | Sat Jul 24 2010

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on another site theres an enquiry about william irwin 1901 my grandad of that name was born in that year.he had a brother alex but i think he had sisters also.if you think i can help please email me

ian irwin | Tue Jul 20 2010

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does anyone know robert lynass from partick glasgow 1969 old aquaintance searching pleae help

julie | Sun Jul 18 2010

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Ok own up. Who knicked the "Auld Tramcar" from the pub Ye Olde Tramcar Vaults on Maryhill Rd around 1976.

Duncan Ferns | Fri Jul 16 2010

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Hi, im trying to find information on my great grandad. His name was Henry John Mcerlean. He lived at 15 gairbraid avenue. We believe he was born in the mid 20's. He then moved back to ireland in the late 50's to take over the family farm. If anyone has any information on him PLEASE get intouch. Thanks.

Amy | Wed Jul 14 2010

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My cousin was in the scouts in maryhill his name was frank doleman he was awarded a medal for bravery for saving a youg boys life, he was also given a kilt from the scouts and it was in the papers that would be around 1952/1953 does any one remember this. he lived in garscube rd right at the roundtoll

christine napier | Wed Jul 14 2010

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i lived at 128 henderson st from birth 1946 moved to rolland st 58/9 went to napiershall st prim then nk left maryhill in 63/4 my parents jean/willie were married in queens x church in 1945

ian irwin | Sun Jul 11 2010

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Hi There, Can anyone help me as regards old street names in Maryhill? My Grandmother Caroline Johnson was born at No.19 Belfort Street in 1891, and when I was born in 1940 at Oakbank Hospital The house address states No. 48 Rolland Street. I could not find either Belfort St, or Rolland St, the last time I was in Maryhill. Hope somebody can throw some light on this. By the way, this is one helluva good site. Robert McKenna

Robert mcKenna | Sun Jul 11 2010

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hi my name is nancy kelly i am the youngest of six. my mum and dad lived in roland street, agnes kelly, and robert kelly my dad was a window cleaner. we moved from roland street to agnes street . my dad when i was four years old and would like anyone to get in touch if they knew him or my mother my mother passed away 17years ago and would just like to hear from anyone who remembered them, my mums maiden name was smith and my gran was called jessie. thanks. loving this site stories are wonderful and make you miss the good old days .

nancy kelly | Fri Jul 09 2010

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I grew up in Maryhill. I was born in Shawpark Street in 1957 and moved to Vernon Street in 1960. I went to Shakespear Street School.Remember as wee boy getting washed in the sink looking out the window into the back court and seeing Hairy Mary singing...

Jim Skimins | Thu Jul 08 2010

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Searching DOB Male 12th May 1956 born Doncaster Street Maryhill. Name before adoption BRIAN JAMES BAIN.
Mother Mary Mcleod (Middle name) Barclay (maiden name)Bain. Dob 18th August 1931. She went to NKS and also lived in Hinshaw St.
Just wondered if anyone remembers a young boy being ADOPTED in the 50's or 60's. I have been searching for my brother for a long time.
Names of interest are Barclay Bain McCaw MacPherson Purdy.
I was born in Doncaster Street with my brother Robert and sister Marjory.

Patty Bain-McCaw | Sat Jul 03 2010

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hi im trying to trace a man called tague terry mcginley he could o by eather irst name. please if anyone knows him get in touch. x

terri | Tue Jun 29 2010

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Delighted to come across this site. Reading the comments brought back many happy nmemories. I recognised many of the people mentioned.
lived with my gran Mary Pirie 162 Burnhouse st in 1965. I married Martin [Matt] Melvin in 1967. Martin lived at 80 Niven Street.
We bought our first home in Stratford st.Maryhill had a good community spirit in those days. People supported and helped neighbours in need. Counsellors were unheard of and not needed, Mothers and family unloaded there problem and counselled each other through discussions over the kitchen table or around the fireplace.
Sadly those days are gone .
Happy memories to all those out ther who remember us.

rose melvin | Wed Jun 23 2010

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i was brought up in the butney in whitelaw street fae 1978-1980, i loved the old butney and i use to always go to brown bear lol memories eh, am the family of the cairneys, shepards,kimmetts, rileys,everyone new my nana sadie cairney fae the old pub in ruchill next tae the old garage next to the mayfield, i went to saint marys then to saint josephs in raglan street then to woodside secondary in 1988, those where the days in the old whitelaw street when we use to go on the bus runs noo that was a good day oot, i remember the shanlons. the mccallisters, the hoys,etc i would love to trace all my old school m8s and try and get a butney reunion day going i now own spotlight radio fm and you will hear me live on air we are live 24/7 this gives me an idea of having a subject on my radio show for getting the butney news bk together

david crabbe (now david leslie | Sat Jun 19 2010

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I was born in Oak Bank Hospital in 1953 to Henry Croft McLeod and Thelma McLeod. My mum was from Yorkshire but dad was from Glasgow. After I was born we lived at 49 Rolland Street for a short while before moving on to Yorkshire. I am now researching my family history on dad's side and wondered if anybody knew my dad? He died in York in 1993.I am trying to find out more info on his dad to take the search forward. His dad died at an early age from cancer.
Can anybody help?

Ray McLeod | Tue Jun 15 2010

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i remember bradleys who lived near us in garscube road, we lived at 792 the pawn close, i noticed on this site they lived at 784

rose bradley | Sun Jun 06 2010

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.Does anybody remember the Macgregor family from Chapel Street, Maryhill?
Joe,Billy,Robert,Jenny,Jim.Joe was my dad and we were the last of the Macgregors to leave Chapel Street in 1962 I think it was. Would be nice to hear from anyone who could give me some background on their early days in Maryhill.

IAN | Thu May 27 2010

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My name is Roy Loughran. I lived with my four brothers and sister, Mum and Dad in a top flat room and kitchen at 14 Vernon Street. We moved in there 1954/55. I went to Garrioch Road School.
Our backcourt overlooked a bakery with washouses and binshelters leaning up against it. Me and my pals used to climb up and reach through the windowbars and steal the flycemetry cakes that they left to cool. The back courts were disease ridden with puddles of sewage which we innocently played in. My brother Ray caught dysentry and had to go to Ruchill hospital for a while. Midden raking for beer and ginger bottles plus whatever we thought worth having was a major pastime. We had a guy who was a lamplighter who lived on the ground floor who sometimes gave us cash for things such as stuff made out of brass shell cases. We once found a bayonet raking through a dunny (basement)store. Polis caught us for that. Beer bottles had to be stashed until the pubs opened and mine was in the next close down where they had a dunny. It was dark, sometimes flooded but there was this boarded up doorway and there was a hole you could push your bottles into. One day, I reached in, too far and pulled out a mummified cat!
Garrioch Road School seemed to have all sorts going to it. On my first day in my excitement managed to punch some other kid on the nose...blood everywhere. There was a posh girl who got caught eating sweets and had to dump her poke in the bin...I hung back and got them...first time I'd ever eaten chocolate covered turkish delight,when the most you got were penny dainties, ha'penny carmels etc.
We got most of our food from the wee dairy across Vernon Street, it was on the corner of either Fernie or Rolland Street. It was all tiled. We got our food on tick for the week and my Dad must have settled up when he got paid.
He was a boilerman and worked on the dredgers.He used to send me down for stuff and to say to the guy behind the counter 'to mark it'. I never realised what that meant other than you did't have to hand any cash over. One lunchtime, I came home from school and went in, ordered a big bag of loose chocolate biscuits and told him to 'Mark it' and ate the lot on my way back to school, I must have been 6 or 7 at the time. When I got home my Dad jus grabbed me and gave me such a thrashing, I have never forgotten it...happy days ! I know it sounds crass but they were days of vast freedom to wander and for the most part I was happy, aye ignorance is bliss living in unknown poverty. We were the Free school dinner kids, I ate everything they threw at me, never seemed to put on any weight. It must have been all the wandering we used to do. Up the canal, out to Possil and back, down to Oatbank, all the way out the Maryhill locks. A favourite was Binghams Pond. I remember a gang of us hired a boat, all sat in the back with the boat pointing to the sky and somehow the next thing was me under the water gettin pulled up by my mates...I nearly drowned, least that's how I remembered it. I squelched my way home, hoping I'd be dry by the time I got there. Luckily it was Summer.
The canal was the place to worry about. A few boys drowned up there.
I'll finish there for now.
Roy

Roy Loughran | Thu May 20 2010

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Hi
found this great site by accident
I was brought up at first at 17 Garriochmill rd and then moved around the corner to 145 Henderson St. Top flat. It was right on the corner and had lots of windows but was always bloody freezing. The Grapes Pub was on the opposite corner. I remember watching lads breaking in to the pub while the police calmly watched from the next close and waited for them to finish before arresting them. First school was St. Charles Primary (Loved It!) and then went on to St. Columbas.
Does anyone remember me?

franco mcgoohan | Tue May 11 2010

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I am trying to trace a great aunt. I have virtually no information, but her name was Minnie Smart and she lived on her own with several cats in Maryhill until she died in the 1960's.She had a cousin in Knightswood who she visited regularly. Can anyone help?

L Fergusson | Mon May 03 2010

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I am trying to find
Norrie Livingston about Robert Sinclair
& Any one that might know Grace Rae (nee)Sinclair and agnes Patrick (nee)Sinclair

Margaret Sinclair-Werling | Thu Apr 29 2010

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Loving the site of auld maryhill(valley) I stayed at 151 gairbraid ave,I went to garrioch sec school i was friends with margaret robinson,linda shaw,rena clark,kate kingsman,Isobel Mc Crae..am sure that one of the comments that i read on this site from betty docherty i remember being referee between betty n kingsman outside school! Do you remember me saying when i put your long hair up saying just have a go if she gets the better of you i will jump in..lol If it's the same betty please email me back would be great to hear from you mary mannas (nee mcgibbons)

Mary McGibbons | Wed Apr 14 2010

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My family tree has a branch 'lost' in Maryhill! Loking for information/connections to the family of Hugh Wilson and Elen Susanna Devine who lived at 18 Kelvinside Avenue in 1901. They had five children: Robert, Susanna, Elizabeth, Edward and Mary. Son Edward was born at 115 Stirling Road, Glasgow, in 1897.

If you think this is your ancestors, give me a shout! John

John Wilson | Sat Apr 03 2010

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My family tree has a branch 'lost' in Maryhill! Loking for information/connections to the family of Hugh Wilson and Elen Susanna Devine who lived at 18 Kelvinside Avenue in 1901. They had five children: Robert, Susanna, Elizabeth, Edward and Mary. Son Edward was born at 115 Stirling Road, Glasgow, in 1897.

If you think this is your ancestors, give me a shout! John

John Wilson | Sat Apr 03 2010

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WILSONS - Maryhill.
Researching my family tree and looking for a branch in Maryhill. Hugh Wilson and Elen Devine who were at 18 Kelvinside Ave. in 1901. Children: Robert, Susana, Elizabeth, Edward and Mary.

John Wilson | Sat Apr 03 2010

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i came across this site by accident,i was brought up with catherine walker my lovely granny,we lived in 39 duncruin street and i knew the lukes who raced pigeons and the mclymonts,smiths,mcginlays,twins margaret brown edna errol.i went to gillchochhill school where mrs hampton was my teacher,my other granny lived up in thornton street and all my cousins lived down the butney and cedar street,my uncle was billy innes the boxer,i could write a book hope to hear from someone soon

janet young nee walker | Fri Mar 26 2010

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I was born in Oakbank hospital, raised in Rolland Street Maryhill anyone remember the bookie in butney brae Stevie Carney he was my father

Nan Carney | Thu Mar 18 2010

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hi all i grew up in the valley by god have we got stories to tell lol
i went to gairbraid primary then on to wyndford pr when they closed gairbraid from ther we went to cleveden sec fond memories of the old swimming baths,the cashy,connells i think everyone had tins of biscuits and coffee out of there lol chap door run away, tieing the doors together going up the flats and steeling the door mats well just piling them up in the lift lol i hardly remember being in the house the valley was a great place i lived in collina st with my dad phil, mum catrina and two brothers philip and kenny ,my da flew the pigeons wae bunnet and conzo i now live in the wyndford the schools have closed there are big changes in maryhill it`s not the same sad sad

donna mckenzie | Sat Mar 13 2010

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I grew up in Maryhill , Vernon St. i had two sisters Margaret and Sandra ...does anyone remember the Devlins ? they lived in the close next to the Fairy Dell. or the Buglas family from Bonawe St. Queens Cross.
Love to hear from anyone who remembers us.
This site brings back many memories.

Mary Paton | Fri Mar 12 2010

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sorry his name was William Joseph not Joseph William

E.CLARK | Tue Mar 09 2010

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I wonder if anyone can help me in looking for information on my great grandfather as i'm trying to do a family tree.I only know that his name was Joseph William Clark and was born around 1920 we think.His nick name was Nobby Clark and he was friends with a family Called the o' Brians a big family in maryhill.His Mums maidon name is Boyle he had brothers and sisters aswell but we don't know anything about them.He also talked about someone getting run over by firengine but we don't know if it was his mum or his Brother?my great grandfather had four fingers missing off one hand and said he did this on a grinder working on the docks.He left Glasgow (Mary hill)at around 1938, we don't know exactly its all a bit of a mystery so if anyone can help i would be really greatful as i've hit a brick wall in my family tree.

E.CLARK | Mon Mar 08 2010

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awrighty reading alot of the boards i rcognise a lot of my inlaws and outlaws my kids call us maryhillbillys bcos we are awe related through drink l ol david k cous ruby an buby cous bear mcivor valley f..;;r worst day in butney history the day they built the whitehoose bridge let the valley mix way purebred butney boys a sad day indeed my name is geo wilson ,geordie,sadly im cursed with a memory like a siv i remember he important things like we are butney till we die

geofae the real butney | Sat Feb 20 2010

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Born 1957. I was brought up at 80 Northpark St till 1974. I went to Dunard St Primary then to NKS. my mates were Wullie Kirkwood, Peter Hogg, Mickey Griffin, Richard Kean and a few others. My girlfriend at that time was Sandra Strain who was my first love, she lived in Roland St 40 or 41 anyone remember her?. I go back to Maryhill 1 or 2 times a year and walk around especially up the park (Ruchill) and along the nolly then have a bite in Jaconelli,s Anyone remember me please email me Laurie

Laurence Aitken | Thu Feb 18 2010

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hi stayed in henderson st maryhill many years back lol looking for anyone who remembers me or any of these names

des colella , gerry kelly, kenny johnston, sheila murray charles drunnond, ann kerrigan angela mckenna, dorothy mclaughlin,barbara mccann john young gordon mclelland to name but a few

shirley smith(quigley) | Wed Feb 17 2010

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I was born at 68 Strrat St1954 my name is Joe Barton mothers name Margaret Mcleod sister married Peter Mcnally and lived at Colina st went to St Gregorys and then to St Marys would like to chat with anybody from Maryhill

Joseph Barton | Mon Feb 15 2010

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Did anyone know the McGoldrick's or Baird's?

DMC | Mon Feb 08 2010

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Did anyone know the McGoldrick's or Baird's?

DMC | Mon Feb 08 2010

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Does anyone know of the whereabouts of Marjory Stewart who lived at 107 Maryhill Road with her family during the 1970's. she was about 15 then and will be about 53 now.I lived at 105 Henderson Street, Maryhill across from a small confectioners shop where she worked with her mum and older sister I think her mum owned the small shop. If anyone can give me a contact for her or tell me where she is now I would be very grateful. I'd love to see her again.

Marjory Stewart | Thu Feb 04 2010

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Hi have just come across this site, I'm from Maryhill (Shawpark Street) just across the road from the Barracks (Wyndford Estate) lived there for 10 years 1957-1967 then moved further down Maryhill which I hated. I went to Shakespeare School from 1962-67 and absolutely loved that school. My first teacher was Miss Thornton what a lovely lady after her there was Miss McIndoe and Miss Grant I was quite scared of those two! does anyone here remember these teachers. My family were friends with the McGregor, Boyle and Pirrie families does anyone here know Shawpark Street and any of these people, I remember the Pirrie family were from Aberdeen, Nan, John, Kenneth (good pals with Kenneth) often wondered what happened to them and if they went back to Aberdeen. My Dad was in the HLI and stationed at the Barracks, he remembers a visit from Princess Margaret and someone who was playing the bugle and was off tune lol. I'm so glad old Shaky is still standing would love to have a wee wander around it just for old times sake hope they don't demolish it the way they did NK shocking. If anyone has any pictures of old Shawpark Street I would just love to see them,thanks.

Catherine McIntosh | Mon Feb 01 2010

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Do you recall the McAughtrie family living in Maryhill early 1940's

Josephine Coghlan | Wed Jan 27 2010

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further to my comments earlier this week about the Campbells of Wood/White street. I have found a marriage for Margaret (McDonald)Campbell to a John Marshall Wallace of Kelvinhaugh Street in 1930. I dont think they had children - due to her being 39 at the age of marriage, but hey stranger things happen in life.
John had siblings - Alex (1900) and William (1901c)
Anyone with any news please contact me.

Sonja

Sonja | Mon Jan 25 2010

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I lived in Roland street in the 1960s 109 Roland st. Near Queen Margret Drive and went to shakespear primary school, anyone that lived there at the same time you could phone me(07787185191) or email me.

Donnie Finnie | Thu Jan 21 2010

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Hi there - smashing site which I stumbled across. Im trying to trace relatives who lived in the Maryhill area - by the name of CAMPBELL.
HUGH COLQUHOUN CAMPBELL (1857 - 1930) Born into GARSCUBE RD 180 and his dad was JOHN (Distillery labourer). Wife ANN (1860 - 1905) and children JOHN COLQUHOUN 1983 - 1916 (soldier in the Somme)In 1901 they were in WOOD STREET 13 - until at least 1931. I know that a daughter MARGARET (1892 - ) was still alive in 1930 as she reported her fathers death - he had a heart attack whilst getting off the ferry at the Meadowside. I would love it if someone knew of this family.

Sonja | Wed Jan 20 2010

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Editor: - Can you please find the following entry in your comments: Googled
Pat's Guide to the West End of Glasgow - a community site about Glasgow's West End: ...

"The Sinclairs from Maryhill Road (migrated to Australia around 58'. ..... My father, who I never knew, was Robert (Bobby) Sinclair who lived at 146 ..... My parents met in Jaconellies Cafe on Maryhill Road in the early 1950's. ..."

I have tried to find this entry without success: I have been trying to find the Sinclairs for some time. could you email me the entry.

Thank You Norrie Livingstone

Norrie Livingstone | Sat Jan 09 2010

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Was also born in maryhill does anybody out there remember the diver family Richard,late Catherine,Margaret and James from Doncaster Str.

Margaret Moore (Diver) | Sat Jan 09 2010

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great site brings back to me my days as a driver out of Maryhill depot in 1963/66 ,lived in possilpark. did a lot of the 4.19am run to the city centre and played plenty of snooker with a bloke called blue ball Smith in the depot my clippie was a Mary Bathgate from Maryhill,does any body remember me.

John Potter. | Fri Jan 01 2010

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Ienjoyed growing up in Maryhill from the early sixties till present. Played loads of fitba in the Wyndford and had many good pals. Went to Wyndford school and NKS. Also went to the BB at bottom of Ruchill Street.

John Clark | Wed Dec 30 2009

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used to live in maryhill i am 10 now went to st gregorys primary my church was st gregorys parish(new one was built) does anyone have any fact's abut st gregorys from round about 1960-1990
like headteacher name jani's name
classrooms were like stuff like that if you have any facts would be very grateful if you put them here in the comments thanx hannah

hannah c | Sat Dec 26 2009

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I remember reading an impressive fact, that Maryhill was the first to teach students in the native tongue of Glasweigan Gaelic. Isnt this superb & something to be proud of!!!!

Tarnii Stewart | Tue Dec 22 2009

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My name is Simon (Sonny) GRAHAM, I was born at 41 Firhill rd in 19-58. I went to Dunard st primary school & then Ruchill primary. We moved to Sydney Australia in 19-69. My dads name was Simon and my mother is Elizabeth (Betty)GRAHAM nee Hamilton. Any one knowing us, send a few lines.
Sonny GRAHAM.

Simon Graham | Mon Dec 21 2009

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My name is Simon (Sonny) GRAHAM, I was born at 41 Firhill rd in 19-58. I went to Dunard st primary school & then Ruchill primary. We moved to Sydney Australia in 19-69. My dads name was Simon and my mother is Elizabeth (Betty)GRAHAM nee Hamilton. Any one knowing us, send a few lines.
Sonny GRAHAM.

Simon Graham | Mon Dec 21 2009

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Fascinating site, In the 1891 census my Great grandparents James and Margaret Muirhead were living in Viewfield Villa in the distrct of Maryhill. James Muirhead owned public houses mainly in Springburn and I though this was where he lived not sure if the boundaries have changed over time. I would love to find where Viewfield Villa was has anyone any ideas?

Joan Nicklin | Sun Dec 06 2009

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I wish to thank you on such a wonderful site, hello to you from over the seas. My grandfather Joseph (Jock) Stewart was born in Mary Hill, I was wondering if there was anyone out there who may remember the Stewart boys? (I hear they were known in the neighbourhood). His father was Thomas, tommy, Tammy or Tam & his was mother Isobel apparently my great grandfather was a street fighter, a thug, a small time crook etc... that fought with razors hidden in his hat, & he was an alcoholic to boot. He was apparently according to some stories I have heard (unfortunately not many) he was a tough (if tough is the word) man that lost his top title after 15 yrs to a younger man of about 21 yrs or was it 18yrs needless to say as a consequence he lost his left eye in the fight (razors, those were the days of a dirty fight). I am told the story his title loss is featured in 'No Mean City' a book by Alexander Macarthur & some else I cannot remember at this point (sorry), although I cannot say I havent yet read it. ANYHOW all that aside I am hoping somebody remembers something & can connect me with my estranged families past.I know nothing beyond a few names & a story or two & sadly it was only 2 generations ago! I hear there were 7 kids in the family I think, 4 boys & three girls or maybe 5 boys & two girls. Its hard to say because I never really knew my grandfather much & he was the only link to these times & this place, that has such a varied & wonderful history. Sadly he died before I could really get to know any real information. Thank you,for the chance to look at Glasgow's history. I especially love the photos it helps paint a picture of those days gone by!!! 🙂 Tarnii

Tarnii Stewart | Sat Dec 05 2009

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Hi
I am trying to find out information about the soldiers home which was located in the maryhill area.
i am trying to trace details of a bandsman from the 93rd highlanders that stayed there in and around 1910 also a worker there at the same time a miss wilcott.
any help would be much appreciated
toby

toby sweeney | Fri Dec 04 2009

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cant believe this site ive just came across, so many memories and people i remember,the mcgibbons family and ours were very close friends my granny and mrs mcgibbons were great friends for many years i remeber george used to look after us all during the holidays when my granny and his mum did early morning cleaning and we would steal all the milk from the doors and make custard im sure it was. and he would take us around the posh houses at kelvendale at halloween, remember the giant of dale, and the mummies vividly, i rember the o.brians of the horshoe , and i knew i would find the vally girls here, you forgot linda butlar,how are you all.remember when mary moved to gourley st and we would go to the church disco there , all in a line dancing to spirit in the sky happy days hope to hear from youall.

irene wilson (clark) | Tue Dec 01 2009

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Have just stumbled upon this site and I'm fascinated.

I was born Nancy (Agnes) Bain at 39 Arden Street in 1945 - the youngest of four daughters to Mary Bain (formerly Macrury of South Uist) and Sammy Bain (formerly of Skye). We left before my fourth birthday following my mother's tragic death. She slipped on the ice and fell under a bus on 10 February 1949. After this we were taken to Skye where we grew up in the care of our grandparents.

I would love to hear from anybody who might remember the family, particularly my mother, as contact with her siblings (all childless) was lost in the years following her death. The name McNulty rings a bell. I think she may have been a neighbour and good friend - possbily even my god-mother?

Nanc Bain | Sat Nov 28 2009

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What a fascinating site! I've read all of the comments and recognised many of the references. My father was born in 1920 in Partick, Glasgow, (a lifetime Partick Thistle Football Club fan). I was born in 1939 in Invergordon, Ross-Shire, and moved shortly thereafter to Maryhill with my mother, whilst my father was serving with the Royal Navy. My brother, Harry, was born in 1941 in a residence in Lochwinnoch, which was used as a maternity hospital for Glasgwegian expectant mothers. We lived at 6 Stirrat Street, Maryhill, until 1947 where my father died, having succumbed to an illness which caused him to be demobbed from the Royal Navy in November, 1941. We lived on the second landing, next to the Richmond Family, who were great neighbours in every sense - Mr. Richmond tending on my father as his illness progressed - barbering, shaving and doing other daily services for him without reservation. I remember Frank's shop on Guthrie Street, where we picked up the daily newspapers, etc.; I think his surname was Mitchell (he came to visit us in Invergordon, not long after my father's death, when we moved to the home of my mother's parents - a very kind man, who walked with a limp and used a cane). Harry and I went to Gairbraid Avenue School until my father's death - I remember Ms. Hamilton, Ms. Mackay, Ms. "Sybil", and marching upstairs (2 by 2, hand in hand) every morning to my second-floor classroom to the strains of "English Country Garden" on the piano located at the bottom of the stairs. We went to The Roxy Cinema on Saturday afternoons and sometimes picked up two Guiness Stouts placed inside the door of an adjacent pub (for my father's medicinal purposes), another gesture afforded to my family by kindhearted Maryhillians. Two closes down at 18 Stirrat Street lived the Keogh Family, whose daughter, Sadie, babysat for us, when my father was able to work (as a clerk at Clydebank Dockyard), and who worked at The Laundry. I spent sometime in Ruchill Hospital, when sent there by Dr. Sweeney, who was my father's physician all through his illness. I also remember a young minister (but can't recall his name) who used to call by regularly to visit with my father and play cards with him. One memory that sticks out in my mind was when, one winter, it snowed quite a bit and all of the neighbourhood children were sledding down the pavement on our corner on Guthrie Street, on all kinds of improvised sledges (in my case, an upturned stool).... and the chalked hopscotches on Guthrie Street - my "stone" was an empty shoe polish tin .... and the long skipping ropes, with as many as possible participants, all reciting or singing old adages and taking turns at skipping and "cawing". Those were the days when children knew how to play with their peers, with the utmost enjoyment and friendship and outside in all kinds of weather (something lacking unfortunately in my grandchildrens' lives nowadays in their automated environment). Every summer from age 10, I travelled down from Invergordon to stay with my grandparents in Knightswood (I was their first grandchild) and always took the No. 33 bus at the foot of Fulton Street to visit my uncle and aunt and cousins who had moved into my home in Stirrat Street, until they acquired a bigger house in Drumchapel; I'd also visit with the Richmonds and the Keoghs. In 1957, I emigrated to Canada and, in 1959, I was joined by my mother and my brother, where we began a "new life" in a country with considerable links to Scotland. We'll always remember Maryhill and its citizens - and Scotland forever.

Margaret O\'Neill | Fri Nov 27 2009

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hi does anyone no of a jean rossie who i think lived at the barracks maryhill i worked with jean in woolies argyle st

rena graham | Sun Nov 22 2009

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does anyone remember the connollys who lived in kelvinside ave they were my grandparents and i have lovely memories of staying in maryhill with them

rena graham | Sat Nov 21 2009

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Agnes Hepburn Gray or Grey I am trying to trace my background, My mother was born in maryhill, 1925 her maiden name was Grey or Gray inot sure of the spelling, I know that she had a sister named Gracie who married a man named Willie.

Linda Brighton | Wed Nov 18 2009

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I am a teacher at Ruchill primary and we are studying the history of Ruchill and Maryhill from 1850 until present time as our topic this term. Any unusual stories or links to sites like this would be greatly appreciated -this site and the comments below have been a great inspiration! Thank you very much.

louise clark | Mon Oct 26 2009

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Does anyone remember the Sunshine dairy and Bakers in Henderson st. My Granda Sanni Dougan from Kelvinside Avenue owned it with my Dad Jim Dougan. I was born in Tulley St went to N.K.
bOBBY dOUGAN

Bobby Dougan | Sun Oct 18 2009

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Hi,Does anyone remember the Wallace family,who lived at 2 Leyden Street and 219 Bilsland Drive.Their names are as follows,Father Alexander Wallace,Mother Isabella Wallace,Uncle Ted,children Alastair,William,Christine from the 1900 onwards My father was William Wallace would love to find out about them.

Catherine Wallace | Tue Oct 06 2009

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Hi,Does anyone remember the Wallace family,who lived at 2 Leyden Street and 219 Bilsland Drive.Their names are as follows,Father Alexander Wallace,Mother Isabella Wallace,Uncle Ted,children Alastair,William,Christine from the 1900 onwards My father was William Wallace would love to find out about them.

Catherine Wallace | Tue Oct 06 2009

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Hello I'm trying to connect with childhood aquaintances out of curiosity, my name is Sandy Boyle and I grew up in 90 oran street maryhill . I went to North Kelvinside Senior Secondary from 1960 till 1963 and then pursued a career in the merchant navy until packing it in , around 2002 I just wonder if there is anyone out there who remembers me? I went to school with some really good kids, and in those days we did not have the technology of computers to help us keep in touch , so I will submit some names that I can remember, Linda Reid, Janet thompson, Graham McLean,Eleanor Mclean, Robert Burt,Jim Hunter,Whintey Cantley Johnny Rennie, Cathrine Hannon to name a few so if you are on line give me a call, ta , Sandy

Sandy Boyle | Thu Sep 24 2009

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HI, NAME IS JAMES DICKSON, LIVED IN ROLLAND STREET MARYHILL, BORN 1941, HAVE AN OLDER BROTHER JOHN, 5YRS OLDER, MY MUM+DAD STAYED AT NO.3, MY PASSED AWAY JUNE 1945, WHILE AT THIS ADDRESS, MY GRANDA GIDEON DICKSON STAYED FURTHER DOWN ROLLAND ST, CAN'T RECALL NUMBER, WOULD BE GREAT TO HEAR FROM ANY-ONE, WHO REMEMBERS ANYTHING ABOUT THE DICKSONS, LEFT MARYHILL SOMETIME IN 1946, HUNTING FOR MEMORIES??

james dickson | Tue Sep 22 2009

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i was born in Maryhill in 1957, my grandfather had a shop there called Martin's Dairy. He had two kids, Robert and Sadie, and his wife was called Janet. if anyone one remembers my grandad (Alex Martin) i would love to here from them

Susan Martin

susan martin | Fri Sep 11 2009

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Hello all Maryhillians,

Hello all fellow Maryhillians,

I could really do with your help in finding a lady called Elizabeth Pate. When I knew her many years ago she was called Betty Main and came from Hopehill Road. I would dearly like to catch up with her again and I would be most grateful to anyone who can give me any information. Thank you.

Steeplejock.

Steeplejock | Thu Sep 03 2009

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hi there does anyone come from seamore st

eddie rookes | Wed Aug 26 2009

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I lived in 1022 Maryhill Road aboves Amrecks convenience store from 1981 - 1984. I am looking for my dad who I lost contact 24 years ago. His name is Robert Anderson, at the time he was married to Ann. His mum and dad were elizabeth (betty) Anderson and Robert Anderson. He has a sister Lynn who has a son Christopher. I know his parents ( my grandparents lived in the high rised flats across from the police station on Maryhill road for years. I would really appreicate any information on any of my familys or my dads whereabouts.

Debra Knowles | Sun Aug 23 2009

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Hiya, firstly I'd like to say thank you for a wonderful site full of lovely memories (except for one boy who doesn't like Maryhill). A couple of people have mentioned that St Gregory's chapel was where the police station is now on Maryhill Road. Before it was the police station that site was occupied by St Mary's primary school annexe. I went there from 1959 until I went to the main school at the top of Maryhill. The family moved to Cumbernauld in the early 1960s, big difference! My parents and grandparents were from Maryhill. Beyond that they come from the north of Scotland and Ireland. I am proud to come from Maryhill (Burnhouse Street) and sometimes dream of retiring there (not long to go now!). What I remember of Burnhouse Street is the baths (swimming and washing) and the steamie. We lived near the baths on the corner opposite the church and I remember the chip shop and Fred's which sold everything. There was a grocer's shop on the corner (Galbraiths?) and round the corner was a butcher's shop and a dairy. I remember getting skates and skelping down Burnhouse Street at a great rate. My favourite thing was a walk along the nolly and would spend many happy days there. I could ramble on but I won't. My family names are Cameron (Dad) and Williamson (Mum). Beyond them are Russell and Mulholland. Hope you all have a great day and thanks for reading.

Deirdre Murray (nee Cameron) | Tue Aug 18 2009

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I grew up at 81 Rolland Street from 1947 - 1963 (ish) then moved to Maryhill barracks. I wonder if anyone remembers Kathy Thompson who lived on Maryhill Road with her granny, Mrs Marshall?

Also, does anyone have a picture of Toni's chip shop from back then?

Great to see so many Maryhillians! I'd love to hear from anyone who remembers me.

Helen Pilling (McGunnigle) | Wed Aug 12 2009

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HiDoes anyone remember the Mcguires from North Park Street,Maryhill.My dad went to live with them for some time in the 1920s after his mother died,to stay with his Aunt Cecilia or (Sissy)I remember him telling me of a boxing club that he used to go to.He also had a sister Moira who also stayed with them.Any information would be much appreciated

Eric Callaghan | Wed Aug 12 2009

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Great site. Brought up at 1034 Maryhill Road. Married 1965 moved to Viewmount Drive. Emigrated to Canada 1968. Went to Shaky & NK, played snooker at Jonnie Mays. Member of 96 Glasgow Boy Scouts. Worked at Sternes on N.Woodside Road. Tried to contact Stuart Jenkins when I saw his story on this site but no success. I was good friend of his mom and dad. If you see this Stuart, give me a shout. Still love the old haunts and have visited many times.
Awrabest, Gordon Sutherland

Gordon Sutherland | Tue Aug 11 2009

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Hi was brought up in Maryhill in the 50's and 60's and our family stayed in a Single End in Willock Street.Over the years have been trying to track down pictures of this street without much success,so thought i would try this site as plenty people on here and spread out over the world from Maryhill.
If anyone stayed in this street even better.
Many Thanks In Advance....

Robb | Sun Jul 26 2009

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I am looking for family. My grandparents lived in 1498 and 1099 Maryhill Road in the 1920's. There last names where Wallace and the other Wylie. Then when Thomas Wallace married Annie Wylie they moved to 40 Duncruin street. They left for NZ on the 24 July 1924. Annie Wylie had a brother Edward who married Hannah Black and then a Mary White. I don't know if he had any children. He died in 1986 at 67 hathaway Lane, Maryhill. Thomas Wallace had a sister, Jane who married Robert Armstrong Little. He died in 1963 at 22 Henderson Street. They had a son, also called Robert Armstrong Little who was born in 1915. His last known address to me in 1963 was Brunswick Close, London. If anyone can help at all with any piece of information can you please email, much appreciated.

Leanne Wallace-smith | Wed Jul 22 2009

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I am trying to find relations of mine. Elizabeth Mary McCoy (born 1911)lived at 24 Maryhill Rd in the 1920s & 30s with her parents William & Catherine and her sister Catherine & possibly a brother James. In 1938 Elizabeth Mary McCoy married William McGowan Wallace and in 1943 they had a son, also William Wallace, born in Milliken Park, Lochwinnoch. Hope someone can help !

Scott Higgins | Sat Jul 04 2009

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I am looking to see if anyone has any info on my grandfather Mark (Markie) Comerford. He was born in Maryhill in 1923 and his family ran a fresh fish/fruit business. I've been told he was a bit of a lad. Any info would be gratefully appreciated. His dad was an Irish bus driver who was killed in a bus accident and his mum was Aggie. He also had a sister called Famie.

Nicola Forrester | Thu Jun 25 2009

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I was born on Fernie Street, on the top landing, 1958, in the in-shot bed in the kitchen. My poor Mammy was in agony. Daddy had already started wetting the baby's head so was a bit worse for wear. (Out for the count in other words - 'ben the room'.) Meanwhile, Uncle Jimmy was pacing up and down the loby waiting for the arriving of little old me.

I have memories of playing in the back. Climbing up the railings, along the top of the old wash houses. Remember the gas man coming to light the mantels up the closes every night.

I went to Shakespeare Street as did my two big sisters. I remember Miss Grant. She scared the life out of me. I remember she didn't like you to touch her desk. I thought she must be at least a hundred years old because my Dad told me she was his teacher when he went there. I remember school dinners. Caramel cake my favourite. Always volunteered to be a server so I could get seconds.

I remember the showers. Didn't enjoy that experience. Wasn't used to getting when from the head down. I was used to a trip to Auntie Jeannie's on a Sunday afternoon for the tin bath in front of the fire. I was fourth in the water every week. I wasn't properly clean until I was thirteen and we moved to a house with a bathroom. Oh what luxury.

Anne | Sat Jun 20 2009

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Hello, my name is Rebecca and I am doing a biography on my gran and she cant really remember Shakespeare primary school and Garioch Primary School in 1943 ish in Maryhill. I am just wondering does anyone know what the school was like? e.g how many classrooms, pupils ect. Thanks Rebecca x

Rebecca | Sat Jun 20 2009

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I am looking for my father, his name is Thomas Binning he lived in Maryhill in the 1970s when he dated and lived with my mother. My mum name at the time was Anne Mullen. My mum left Maryhill when i was born in 1975. He had two children from a previous marriage. He had a twin sister and brother.Any help would be appreciated

Ann marie Stewart | Wed Jun 17 2009

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I WOULD LOVE TO TRACE ANY OF MY FAMILY
I WAS BORN IN 1958,MY MOTHERS NAME THEN WAS ALICE QUEEN THOMSON OF COTTAR ST,HER MUM AND DAD WERE ELIZABETH AND JAMES THOMSON OF 2 COTTAR ST.I WAS IN FOSTER CARE FROM A BABY AND KNOW NOTHING ABOUT MY FAMILY.IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFO PLEASE EMAIL ME

DON THOMSON | Mon Jun 08 2009

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I WAS BORN AND BRED IN MARYHILL, FIRST OF ALL OLD KILMIN ST THEN THE WYNFORD KELVINDALE ROAD, I HUNG ABOUT THE BUTONY WITH DICK MACLYMONT FRAE, CALLY, AND THE MCBRIDE BROTHERS, ANY BODY REMEMBER ME DROP ME AN E-MAIL

FRANKIE MCLUCKIE | Mon Jun 01 2009

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i have been reading all the comments for the last couple a weeks which i really have enjoyed memories well i am in the proceeds of putting a book together i am sure all who have lived and loved maryhill will get great pleasure reading it you will laugh and cry as i have done x

ruby | Sat May 23 2009

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hi mary cosgrove is it really mary rolland cause i rent the kitchen in a pub in maryhill and one of the barmaids heard me telling a story are you related to alex mcmurray if you are the mary rolland i remember my god we were mad and had really good times best of gear and best times ever lol x

holly | Sat May 23 2009

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hi just want to rectyfy my last message it was ruby not holly

RUBY | Sat May 23 2009

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HI TO ALL THAT KNOW ME MY COUSIN AMANDA SHOWED ME THIS SITE LAST WEEK AND I THINK ITS GREAT I AM GOING TO WRITE A BOOK SOMEDAY SO ANY ONE WHO REMEMBERS MY FAMOUS GRANNY WEE MILLIE WILSON I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY OLD PHOTOS AND STORIES OF OLD KILMUN STREET I HAVE GATHERED A LOT OF MATERIAL MYSELF BUT STILL LOOKING FOR MORE THANKYOU TO ALL THAT CAN HELP

holly | Sat May 23 2009

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what you up to

holly | Sat May 23 2009

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Hi Mary Cosgrove, Holly here would be pleased to hear from you, I remember all the gear, in touch with Ruby still, would be good to have a chat!

Holly | Sun May 17 2009

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Hi, if anyone can help me I am trying to get any information concerning my father's family. I have no information about my grandparents or his brother or sister. The only things I do know are his name was George William Orr and he was born in 1943, I believe he grew up in Maryhill and he supported Glasgow Rangers. He unfortunately passed away in 2005 so I am unable to ask him. I would be particularly interested in the names of his parents, siblings (he did mention them moving overseas) or any other extended family. Thank you

Kathryn Orr | Fri May 15 2009

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I am trying to obtain pictures of Oakbank Terrace off Garscube Road. Can supply one round the back of #8 looking to #14.
Also Louis Cafe and right up to the Round Toll.
How about pictures of St Columba's primary circa 1961-2 as I remember a boys dad taking a cine film of us. Think the name may have been Maurice Lewis.
Can also supply pic of Oakbank Hospital. some of canal in 70s and may have a pic of the tree growing out the chimney on Maryhill Road Thanks Iza

Iza | Wed May 13 2009

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Hi, does anyone know any information about the barracks in Maryhill at the end of the 1880,s and if so what regiments were stationed there.

Susan Carney | Wed May 06 2009

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I too remember the Maryhill library, very old school type and just around the corner from the swimming baths where I used to go to the swimming club there, run by a guy called Jimmy. As i recall there was a huge problem with cockroaches at the baths, you left your bags on the floor of the changing rooms at your peril. I can also remember when St Gregory's church burned down, on what is now the site of Maryhill Police station, it was an old wooden church then and was quickly destroyed. When I was younger my parents used to take me down the back route into the botanic gardens along the Kelvin by an entrance on Garioch Drive, was great in the summer going for ice cream. I have pictures of a very sunny botanics and my dad in a black suit and ray ban type sunglasses, whilst we're all in shorts and t-shirts! Great Days when there was still a tea-room just beside the entrance to the botanic gardens off Gt Western Road.

david coyle | Thu Apr 30 2009

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used to live in Stratford Street, and opposite where we lived looked straight onto the old derelict Maryhill train station, which in the 70's was a hole in the ground with the remnants of the platforms still in place. We lived in a room and kitchen the 4 of us, and me and my sister had bunkbeds in the kitchen, inside toilet but no bathroom - cue monty python! Used to play in old station all the time, at the other end was an old railway tunnel, and when we were daring we used to go into it as far as our nerve and imagination would take us! Used to go for walks with my uncle along the Kelvin at the bottom of the road up to the old maryhill gasworks and through it by some arcane route into Dawsholm park to feed the squirrels ( we used to get mixed nuts from a greegrocer on Maryhill road near to the childrens home-forget the name!). I remember playing in the barracks with friends from school playing 20 a side on the spare ground opposite our house (no.43), swinging from a rope over the Kelvin at the bottom of the road, falling in and having to be dredged out! I remember the local PC If I recall was a red-headed bloke called Lesley always around, and going to the garage at the top of Stratford Street to get the mechanics lunches from the chippie across from the Viking, getting 'ginger' bottles in payment. I go back from time to time but live in Paris now. I can remember Tarletons papershop round the corner at bottom of Shakespeare street, where we went for comics, and even the dustbinmens strike in the 70's, and everybody leaving bags of rubbish on the spare ground, and there being a rat invasion that lasted. Its mostly gone now; the train station now a supermarket, all the tenements at the top of Stratford street pulled down, bit of a shame(except the rats), but still seems to be thriving which is great.

david coyle | Thu Apr 30 2009

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I am Searching for family relatives with
MARYHILL as their last known address also any people with information of the H.L.I. 2nd Bat. 1914 to1919 My Grandfather was a Captain.He held the M.C,and bar And the Men in Dispatches and the Oak leaf Cluster for his work in WW1

Alistair McCulloch | Fri Apr 24 2009

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This is truly a great site to share old times and fond memories of childhood and plooky youth,old school pals , mates and girlfriends , you can take the boy out of maryhill but, etc. etc.

Sandy Boyle | Thu Apr 23 2009

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What a fantastic site which makes interesting reading. I am still fiercely proud of having come from Maryhill. It gave us all character.

Brian Rodden | Wed Apr 22 2009

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Hi, my name was Jeannie Callaghan.......
I lived in Garrioch Crescent (no: 10) and went to Shakespeare Infants school on Shakespeare St. (1961)
My parents were Robert & Jean Callaghan (Dad Scottish Mum English) Dad's Sister still lives in Glasgow Betty & Alec who live in Cadder.
I had another 3 sisters at the time - Sandra, Karen & Joanne. Amazing to read all the emails although I left when I was about 9 years old so do not remember a lot of the places. Have memories of 'Marjorie' 'Mary' and 'James' - Marjorie lived one floor down from us (we were on the third). Can remember picking brambles by the railway lines and playing in the park at the bottom of the street.
I am now living in New York having married an Australian Military Officer as I emigrated in 1978 to Adelaide SA.....

Jeannie Manton (nee Callaghan) | Tue Apr 14 2009

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any one out there remember the mac nab family from kelvinside avenue maryhill my mothers name was bela young she was a fishmonger my aunt jean uncle bobby mac nab they were all born in kelvinside avenue.

isabel andersonj | Sun Apr 12 2009

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The Families/Friends I remember from living in Hopehill Rd are the McDades, Christie's, McIntosh's (who lived above us), Kelly's and the Callaghans these are just some. I remember always going to "Mary's" shop across the road and running through the "Old Tramcar Vaults" pub as a dare.

Duncan Ferns | Thu Apr 02 2009

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My parents lived at 11 Hopehill Rd. they were Helen and Richard Ferns. They had 7 kids Aileen, Joan, Duncan, Gillian, David, Richard & John. If you remember any of them please get in touch. I can remember two friends from 40 odd years ago Pauline Crawford and Johnny Podmore who were there when I fractured my skull although I am pretty sure it wasn't thier fault.

Duncan Ferns | Mon Mar 30 2009

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Prior t moving to Stirrat Street (Valley) We lived i North Woodside Road next to St Peter's Street. I remember Paddy's Market, the Fletchers (who later moved to Stirrat St) and Grove Street Primary, my teacher was a Mrs McKenzie. My Grandad had a small second hand shop n North Woodside Road his name was George MCrae he had a huge motorbike and sidecar always parked outside the shop.There was also a Chip Shop on the road. I also remember a family called the Gardners. I moved to the Valley in1964-65 Im keen to contact any of the Ward family. Whilst at Gairbraid Primary I remember being off school due to be scared of the Mummies. I was in the Uncle not the Thrush great T.V. (you had to be there).Remember wanting to get picked for I.D. parade you got Seven Bob that was in the old police station Gairbraid Avenue. The old department of health and social security near Lochburn Road spent two many unhappy childhood hours there. The Shows (fairground) at Lochburn and sneeking in to Junior Games.

Peter Brown | Wed Mar 18 2009

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what a great site,I lived at 71 vernon st with my mum Jessie,3 brothers and 3 sisters,I attended shakspeare school from the age of 5 till I was 11 in 19.74,I remember my mum sending me to the shop called Tates on the corner of Roland st and Arden street for a loaf of bread and on my way back I lost a thruppenny bit well my mum never let me forget that day lol as times were hard in those days,does anyone remember when the washing was needing dried our parents would put a long mop pole with a nail on the end of it and a piece of string attached to it outside the window to get the washing dried,lol,My granny Findlay lived in willock street and she had a lovely neighbour called Mrs Carmichael who lived in the bottom house as you walked in the close I havent seen my friend patricia liddel for many years and would love to hear from her again she was always getting into trouble from Miss Grant in the school,patricia said it was because she had red hair that miss grant didnt like her,im sure that wasnt the case the other teachers I remember are Miss Ballentyne and Mr Wilson oh and the lady that looked after the shower room Mrs Louden,I was also friends with a boy called John Carlin who lived in Avenuepark street I think he had two sisters but cant remember their names if anyone has any information regarding Patricia or John I would love to hear from you,I will most definately be visiting this site again thankyou for all the happy memories here ,:)

Lynda Findlay | Sat Mar 14 2009

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I lived in Stirrat Street, good mates Alfie Ward,John Frazer, Danny Carrick, Willie McKelvie,Ronnie Lennox, Steph Crammond the Fletchers, Jim Reilly and Paddy Welsh. Playing down the auld railway, bomb shelters at the laundry the Kelvin river and tunnels that tested you fear levels. Memories of stripping the copper out the auld tenaments (bad boys) Being in the Valley Young Team as we got a little older. Going up Maryhill park for twenty a side football and a walk to a place called sunny beach a river out near Cadder with a few buckets of sand, great memories.

Peter Brown | Fri Mar 13 2009

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Does anyone know about the numbering of Main Street, Maryhill which was the part of Maryhill Road from the canal viaduct to the old tram depot near the station? Maryhill Road was named about 1920 but before then was a lot of different names.
Which way did the numbers go?
I would like to hear where 156 Main Street would be today. Thanks very much.

Peter O'Curry | Wed Mar 04 2009

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Hi all, great to find such history that I can relate to. My grandfather came from Mary Hill, & so did my great grandparents. I do not know much about them but their names. Does anyone know of a Thomas & Isobel Stewart (died 1977), grandad was known as Jock Stewart (born 1930 died 1994). I am told my great grand father was a street fighter although this does not sound very nice; I would love to know more about him & Isobel as I regret not knowing my families history. My grandfather joined the army left & never went back to live, hence family ties were lost (so was his Gealic) so I am hoping someone out there can help, even if its with history of the area & the times. My great grandparents would have been living as young adults in the 20s or thereabouts maybe a little earlier.

Tarnii Stewart | Mon Mar 02 2009

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THIS IS A GREAT FEATURE ON MARYHILL, AND IT WAS GOOD TO SEE NAMES FROM THE PAST, I REMEMBER CATHY AND TOM ROLLAND,IM STILL IN CONTACT WITH JOE CARNEY, AND RETURN TO MARYHILL QUITE OFTEN TO SEE MY MOTHER, BETTY WOOLLEY, WHO STILL LIVES IN THE BARRACKS.

mick barber | Wed Feb 18 2009

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The pub on the corner of Vernon Street was McLeods. My Dad's local. The door to the bar was on Maryhill Road. I remember the door being hard to open. I think it opened out towards you. I will never forget the smell of whisky and beer and the smokey atmosphere.

The pub door on Vernon Street took you into the Off Licence and the lounge. It had a tall counter, they sold crackers, cheese triangles and pickled onions in little bags behind the counter. You could also get to the lounge this way but that was usually empty because women didn't go to the pubs then. So all the men went to the bar.

The police used to go in to make sure they weren't serving after time. I've heard they sneaked a quick half while they were in there.

Considering I was only 13 when I left Vernon Street I seem to know an awful lot about that pub, I don't know why.

There was a ladies dress shop opposite the pub on the other corner of Vernon Street. That's where the Sunday papers were sold.

The newsagents was owned by Mrs Venables. My Mum worked for her for a while. It was always freezing in her shop.

Mr Nath owned the corner shop just past Joe Guidi's chip shop. My Mum worked in his shop as well. Then cross over Fernie Street and there was a shop that sold warm rolls every day. The best smell in the world. I've have half a dozen well-fired please.

Anne | Wed Feb 18 2009

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yes it was an old lady who ran the shop, there was also a little newsagents across the road next to the bookies which was run by another old lady, i used get my comics and annuals from there . was the pub on the corner called mcleods with a lady shop on the other corner .

mac | Tue Feb 17 2009

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I lived opposite Guidi's chip shop in No. 16 Vernon Street. I remember Gillespie's. My mum used to get potatoes there and she would send me on a Saturday to get pigs trotters for my Dad and his friends to have when they were watching the football on telly on a Saturday night. Was the sweet shop owned by an old lady? Does anyone remember the man to stood in the shop doorway at the top of Vernon Street on a Sunday morning selling the newspapers?

Anne | Mon Feb 16 2009

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I grew up in Vernon st. opposite GUIDI'S fish & chip shop and used to get sent for messages to Mr Gillespie's the grocers just passed the sweetie shop, alas some change used to go missing . Iused to play round the corner in the old air raid shelters then walk down to the swings at St.Margaret drive or go to the botanic gardens in through the gate when you to explore the deepest forest or it was to us,What was the park called again, passed the drillhall , i think it was hotspur st.

mac | Sat Feb 14 2009

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Hey mi names ELIZABETH,born in 1960.I lived in 107 Oran Street,Maryhill. Went to Shakespeare primary school for about 6 years,moved then to Northern Ireland in 1970! My parents are ALBERT & the late BETTY HEPBURN. Ive 2 sisters JULIA & DONNA, and 2 brothers ROBERT & ALBERT!
If anyone can remember us would be nice to get in contact! all the best...liz

Elizabeth McElhatton nee Hepbu | Wed Feb 11 2009

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Hi, what a fabulous site. I just finished reading a book all about the old times in Maryhill, I laughed and cried with it. The book was written by Robert Douglas called 'Night song of the last tram'. I came from there, Willock st. Born in 1966. Come from a very large extended family, fourteen McGinley's in all. Most likely some of you out there will remember them!!

M.MCGINLEY | Tue Feb 03 2009

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I was born in 1958, it used to go visit my grandparents there, I remember walking up a steep street, My grandad was Sandy Dougan, they had an apartment above a store. I remember there bathroom was in a hall and you had to pull this long rope to flush. Also I remember the fish and chip shop at the bottom of the Hill. I was wondering if anyone remembers Sandy Dougan.

angela | Tue Feb 03 2009

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Hi My G-Grandparents lived in Maryhill their names where William Cruickshank & Annie McDonald they married at 16 Argyll St in 1897 and William died at 116 Stratford St, their children where James Cruickshank "my Grandad" he was born at 279 Main St in 1898 and on the 1901 Census they lived at 66 Braeside St, Maryhill.
The other children where:
Jessie Cruickshank
William Cruickshank
Robert Cruickshank
John Cruickshank
Margaret Cruickshank
It would be great to hear from anyone who might be related to any of these Cruickshank's
Kind Regards
Lynne Cruickshank

Lynne McInnes | Thu Jan 29 2009

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What a fantastic site. I've spent the last two hours reading everyones comments.

I was born in 1958 in our hoose on Fernie Street. We then moved to Vernon Street. My mum worked for Mr Nath at the corner shop. My sister worked for Joe Guidi in the chip shop and she also cleaned his car. I used to go in the chippy with my pals and we would make the trays up for the chips - no antiseptic wipes in those days. His special fish suppers were good. My favourite was a hamburger supper.

We played in the back at shops and used the dirt for our shopping which we would wrap in squares of paper.

Mammy would chuck us a piece. We had to be good catchers. It was coming from the top floor.

Friday and Saturday were "watch the drunk stagger home nights". Then listen as they got in and started the fight with the wife who was waiting for her house keeping.

Oh happy days.

Anne | Sun Jan 18 2009

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My great-grandmother Elizabeth Binnie lived at 64 Fernie Street when she died in 1952. Can anyone tell me whereabouts Fernie Street was and does anyone have any photos of Fernie Street. Does anyone remember Elizabeth Binnie, she was blind but still managed to get around. p.s. was Fernie Street near Cedar Street.

Dee Wilson | Sat Jan 17 2009

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does anyone know the motto for the highland light infantry based in the maryhill barracks

david mcinnes | Mon Jan 05 2009

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i used to stay at 145 henderson street maryhill from 1960 -1971

with my mum step dad (alex suutie) and my younger sister cecilia

i went to st columbas primary then st augustines sec my sister later went st columbas sec

Friends i remember from that time from different schools and some different streets were
Anne Hart, Annmarie Divers ,Teresa Jankowski, Sheilia Murray, Kenny Johnston Des Colella, Gerry Kelly, Robert Sheilds, Ann Kerrigan, Angela McKenna,Gerry McCauley,god theres lots more,

Would love to here from anyone who either know them or are them lol Had lots of happy memories Going to swimming baths -ictures on a Saturday, Club on Thursday nights which was held in Old Church Just off hopehill Road.

Going through lots of bad times just now tho when I think of those times I can smile again So all memories welcome

shirley smith nee quigley | Mon Jan 05 2009

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looking for an old pal and schoolmate, her name then was mary harris and she lived in gairbraid avenue then move to cadder with her family. i think she married a chap called peter? would love to hear from her or anyone who knows her.

phyllis neeson | Sun Jan 04 2009

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new e-mail address

jay o'brien | Tue Dec 30 2008

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shug remember y.e.s worst thing they done was build bridge david awright cuz the gilshy hil home was deaf an dumb home thew larchgrove annex

geofae the real butney | Thu Dec 18 2008

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i have enjoyed this site,it's been an eye opener.I know that my ggrandfather was a jeornyman. his family moved from Denny i believe to Maryhill,never knew any of them,I know my father was the best in the world,and have regreted not asking question's to late now
trying to get some insight into the family so searching the following names,Ashwood,Kyle or Coyle,kilpatrick,Hay Boyd,Cooney
i believe some may have originated from Ireland and i believe they were strong salvationist,but like i say i don't know always a trickie buisness looking into the past
wouls appreciate any help and many thanks
god bless you and your's
liz

e hamilton | Sat Dec 06 2008

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i was born in maryhill in 1947 and lived at 29a cameron st. until 1954 when we moved to drumchapel.
still have many fond memories from there.i remember one girl from the close(ann sloy).if anyone remembers her or the mckay family please contact me.

ron mckay | Mon Dec 01 2008

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Welcome Site - I was born at 32 Kelvinside Avenue , Maryhill 1946. went to Garrioch School until 1956 - moved to Durham. Would like to hear from David or Ian McClive, David Brown, Tommy Cuthbert, Frankie O'neil, Robert McGibbon - the McCambly. The Sinclairs from Maryhill Road (migrated to Australia around 58'.
If anyone has any photo's or images of Kelvinside Ave and would like to share them, please let me know. Thank you

Norrie Livingstone | Wed Nov 19 2008

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Hi am trying to find out any information about vernon st maryhill my mother grew up there her name was peggy miller.

lorraine smith | Wed Nov 19 2008

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Has anyone got any memories/photographs of Willock Street (formerly Murray Street)? I would love to hear from you.

James | Mon Nov 17 2008

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My family came from 128 Raeberry St and the last I heard of my uncle and aunt was about 1965. My aunt was Mary Watson who lived with her brother William Watsom. One of their brothers, Robert, was killed in Italy in 1944. Their parents were Marion and Robert. I think Marion died about 1945. This site looks good and it is a very very long shot that anyone will know of them but it is worth a try. More power to your elbow

Robert Watson | Wed Nov 12 2008

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gr8 site. i was born in niven street i 1957. went to gairbraid avenue primary..left maryhill 1969...does anybody no me lol. would be gr8 to hear from you

Elizabeth McConnell | Sun Nov 09 2008

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hi ,i lived at 138 rolland street from 1956 until 1970 i was born in 1954 in the garscube road...i went about with tommy lyon(leo)from arden st.,ronnie barton,hotspur st.,graham murray,arden st.,when i was younger i was pals with john mccollum,neighbour,derek guthrie,neighbour,...i remember the areas shops...nelly bones(my mother lena worked in it),the fairy dell,swans,the roll shop in vernon street the chippy in rolland st.,where we all used to sit at nights and watch their telly while about 8 of us would share the one bag of chips,...i also went about and played football with ian curry from oran street...my granny...annie hanlon stayed at no. 90 most of her life...it would be great to hear from anyone who remembers me....all the best...billy.

billy richardson | Mon Nov 03 2008

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i was born in rolland street [146] n then moved 2 guthrie street,,,went 2 shakespeare school,,n remembr mr pole miss friel miss lawson n mr mcginley,,my wee nana marion mcfall lived in [146] till it was demolished,,,my mum marion ohara always had a laugh standing at the close with the neighbours n us kids would be playing "peever" or ropes with evry1 joining in,,even our "embarassing mums" but those were the days,,,long hot summers n neelie bones mr swan's and the fairy dell for our "penny bag o crumbs" ahh those were the days,,,if anyone does remember us get in touch would love 2 hear from you...thanxh

jaki main [o'hara] | Sun Nov 02 2008

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Does anyone remember my family from Kelvinside Av. We lived up last close at bottom, no.75. Murray is the name, there was my sister Anne Marie and me, Bernard. Mabey when I say that our mother was the wee blind lady, it might ring a bell.I went to St Charles school, and then to college in England. In between I went to St. Columbas for a short time as St. Augustines was not ready. If you remember me, get in touch.

Diane Murray | Wed Oct 29 2008

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ment 2 say aka o'brien lol!!!!

marie hannah (o'brien0 | Mon Oct 27 2008

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hi ppls this marie hannah aka hannah......... if any1 remembers me please get bak ..thanks xxx

marie hannah (o'brien0 | Mon Oct 27 2008

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does anybody remember the neeson family who lived in 41 kelvindale buldings. would love to hear from you.

phyllis

phyllis neeson | Sun Oct 26 2008

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My grandparents lived in Maryhill Rd, number 1498 and other family at 1099 maryhill road. There names were Thomas Wallace and hers was Annie, maiden name Wylie. She was born in Belfast in 1895. They married in the early 1920's, had a child which died, I think they called her Agnes. They then moved to NZ. One of them had a brother called Edward, not sure which one and also James I think. Would love to hear from anyone who knew of them or their family. My father was born in NZ and has not meet any family from Scotland so would love to find some for him or find out what his family was like if anyone knew of them.

Leanne Wallace-smith | Sat Oct 18 2008

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Great site brings back good memories of childhood now 70 lived at Napiershall St Waddells Seamore blythswood Pics children born here now in Cumbernauld
Anyone knows me contact please

Gordon

Gordon Bell | Fri Sep 26 2008

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I AM LOOKIN FOR ANY INFORMATION ON MARGARET LAMONT WHO ATTENDED ST COLUMBUS AROUND 1950S/60S

KAREN | Mon Sep 15 2008

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does anyone remember the moores from agnes street john betty alex james and andrew roundabout 1937 to early sixties it would be great if anyone remembers.

alex | Sat Sep 13 2008

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LOOKING FOR INFORMATION IN TO JAMES WILSON BORN 3RD OCTOBER 1897 IN GLASGOW (MARYHILL/GEORGES CROSS AREA) HE HAD A SON JAMES WILSON BORN 13 FEB 1926 ALSO MARYHILL/GEORGE'S CROSS AREA. JAMES SNR WAS IN THE ARMY DURING 1ST WORLD WAR AND OCCUPATION WAS A CARTER. JAMES JNR WAS IN THE ROYAL NAVY ON A MERCHANT SHIP AND WAS KNOWN TO HAVE GONE TO CHINA WITH THE NAVY. IF ANY BODY CAN HELP WITH JAMES SNR PARENTS OR ANY INFORMATION I WOULD BE GRATEFUL. THANKS LOUISE

Louise | Mon Sep 01 2008

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What a lovely site ! my friend Sam Lynas was from Maryhill. He is now 74 and living in South australia. I wonder if anyone remembers him or his sister Mavis. Regards JUNE Scholz

June Scholz | Fri Aug 08 2008

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Am looking for any information about my grandparents who where,Albert James Amass and Janet Bain who married 1913 at Gairbraid church.Albert was a sergeant in the Scottish Rifles and lived at the barracks Maryhill and Janet lived at 415 Gairbraid St. Davey Thompson. 3 Aug 2008

David Thompson | Sun Aug 03 2008

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Hello, Glad to find this website with a lot of history. my grandprents lived in 48 Rolland street, McKenna the family name, uncle Bill worked in the cobblers shop at the corner of rolland st, my mother Jeanie McKenna and my auntie Meg who married Duncan McPherson. My Granny lost her husband in 1918 in France. He was with the Cameronians. i never knew him as I was born in Oakbank Hospital in 1940. later my Granny wed a John Doran and moved to Memel street, Springburn. My auntie Meg got the house at no.48 Rolland street and brought up her children to Duncan McPherson. There was Billy,Margaret, Irene, Colin and I think Ian. If anybody can connect with anything please feel free to do so. My great Grandfather was a Johnson and worked at McLellans Rubber Works. Robert McKenna

Robert mcKenna | Sat Jul 26 2008

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HI, I grew up in Maryhill..I was born in Northpark St in 1967 and then up to the high flats in Glenavon Road...we lived in 71...I went to Maryhill Primary and then to North Kelvinside...sad to see the old school demolished...have immigrated to Australia and have been back to Glasgow a few times...its always in the blood, and will always feel like home...anyone remember me out there..I was in the brownies and girl guides in Sandbank st, and went to the Christian Endevour church up that way too...life was good as a young one up there..people used to feel sorry for me in Australia when I told them Ihad to share a room and we had no garden...but I didn't need one...i had the whole of the area to play and the long nights in summer...love to hear from anyone that remembers me....love Suzanna

Suzanne Clark | Tue Jul 22 2008

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loved all the stories about Maryhill.
I went to St.Columbas secondary in
the 1950s and lived in Oakbank Tce.
would like to hear from any old schoolfriends. anyone know the whereabouts of Margeret Whannel or aSheila Connelly who were my friends.
Also would like to catch up with a
Jean Siggerson whom i worked with atDallas's in the Cowcaddens area and
whom I believe went to Australia in
the l950's. I now live in South Australia. can anyone help me to trace
them.

elizabeth gray | Tue Jul 22 2008

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hi, i'm doing some research for my mum - Jean Still with brother Eddie Still? they grew up in the butny (Lochgilp St) - born there (1938) and my mum talks so fondly of people and things she done. My granny (her mother) worked at a chippy there - would anyone know what it was called? She talks of Flora, Esther & Agnes (mclean, I think) and many many others. Do you remember my mum or her brother? Her mum was called Annie and although her first husband died (Edward, known as Teddy), she went on to marry George. Any snippets or photos would be much appreciated. thanks

Jackie Shearer | Wed Jul 16 2008

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i was born in maryhill 1943.went to shakespeare st. and nks schools.came to australia 1973.this page brings back some great memories.be glad to hear from anyone who remembers me tommy blair.

tommy blair | Fri Jul 11 2008

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Hi, I was born 7/10/1954 and lived at 21 Raglan Street until we moved to 1422 Maryhill Road [ opposite The Elephant and Bugle pub , my Dad's favorite watering hole !! ]when I was 7 yrs old where I stayed with my Mum Betty, Dad Jimmy, sister Marie, Brothers James, William, Adam and Joe. I went to Gairbraid Primary School until 1965 then I went onto Garrioch Secondary School, Maryhill untill 1969. My teacher was Miss Elizabeth Blake. i married in Dec 1973 and my husband and I emigrated to New Zealand in May 1974 where I have lived since I have been home 8 times over the last 34 years and am still so proud of my roots !! I have lots of fabulous memories of my childhood and old pals in fact can anyone out there help me trace 4 old pals from my time at Garrioch Secondary School ? Their names were Anne Devine, Helene Kimmett[who went onto NKS when we all left Garrioch ] Joan McInnes and Maureen Kelly. I have not had any luck with the'' Friends Reunited website.Any help would be so appreciated and if I can help anyone out with info I might have don't hesitate to ask. I will reply to all emails. Aw Ra Best Betty.

Betty Plowman [nee Docherty ] | Tue Jul 08 2008

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sad to say haven't been to Glasgow,but looking for anyone who can tell me anything about an Alice Kilpatrick married to Peter Kyle had one daughter Mary,who at one tome was in salvation army in charge with a Sydney Thompson of a refuge home for woman in 1891 at hill st,i know long time ago
she lived with her mother at 9 Gairbraid ave

e hamilton | Sun Jul 06 2008

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Cochrane. My gran Margaret had a sister Elizabeth a brother James, Joseph and Robert and in 1914 they lived in McNeil st Glasgow. My gran married James Thomson and lived in Benveiw st Maryhill. I would love to know where the Cochranes are now. Tilly and Rita are connected to Joseph, wife or daughter? Can anyone help please?

Tracy | Fri Jun 13 2008

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came across this site by accident.Iwas born in Maryhill 1952 but moved to England 1975.Iwent to Shakespeare primary and then NK.We lived in Leyden Gdns just round from the post office.Iremember when we were little going to the Star picture house,Amrecks grocery store,Nancys,Mclouds pub,the Tallys and going to Maryhill baths once aweek. I use to hang around with Jackie THOMSON who now lives in America and Emma Young.

Alexis Kyle | Sat Jun 07 2008

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I am looking for George Christopher Taylor who lived in Maryhill Road and married Annie Dawson Smart from Scotston in 1958, They had a daughter Mary who was also born in 1958.I would be glad if anyone knows of them as I was born in 1957 to Annie and also think that George could be my father.

Christopher McGregor | Wed Jun 04 2008

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I am looking for any information on David Duncan, who lived at 139 Wilton Street in 1960. He could have lived there before and after. He was born in 1936. He went out to South Africa in January 1960 on the Stirling Castle (Union Castle Line). Any information would be appreciated.

Thelma Riley | Sat May 31 2008

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On the 1901 Census my Grandfather was listed as a "guest" at Maryhill Borstal,he was 13 years old.He was there because he had stabbed his Step-Father,who was beating his Mother.
He later joined the Scotish Army,we think it was the Caledonian Rifles.
We wonder if anyone knows if we can get hold of any info about his trial or records from his stay at Maryhill.

Brian Collins | Mon May 26 2008

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just found this site, really great, I was born 1942 Craigmont drive and played in the scrapyard across the road.we didn't need toys!!I am doing my family history and have found out that my great grandfather william faulds,worked as a "gold extractors labourer" in a factory on the canal bank.1900's anyone any idea what this was?

sheena mckay | Sun May 18 2008

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Hi my name is Jay O'Brien, i was dragged up in the valley, in the 70's, does anyone remember me .

janet obrien | Thu May 15 2008

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Does anyone know who owns the Springbank Cottage pub, now unoccupied ?
On Maryhill Rd, going towards the city centre, left hand side.
I co-ordinate a music project which may be interested in renting it.
Thanks
Hugh O'Hagan

Hugh O'Hagan | Mon May 12 2008

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hi all lived in the valley in the 80s be interested to hear from some of my friendsand neighbours from gairbraid ave i remember maggie mcinn and tina riely i miss living in maryhill was so good great place to grow up miss it dearly xxx if anyone remeber me get in touch chrisie wylie

chrisie | Tue May 06 2008

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Both my parents came from Maryhill. My mother, Elizabeth (Betty) Anderson was born in Balfour Street and then moved to Burnhouse Street with her parents, George and Blanche Anderson. She also had a younger sister, Patricia. My oldest sister, Kathryn, also lived in Burnhouse Street. My father, who I never knew, was Robert (Bobby) Sinclair who lived at 146 Gairbraid Avenue withhis parents James and Maggie Sinclair and worked at Dawsholm Gas Works. It would be great to hear from anyone who knew him as sadly I have no memories of him.

Brenda lang-Pascoe | Tue May 06 2008

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just found this website. came to Canada in 66. lived at 89 braes avenue, clydebank. anyone knowing anything of McLafferty or Smyth families, info would be appreciated. thanks.

Liz | Mon May 05 2008

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just wondering if any of you good people on here know the steens. stayed in maryhill.father was john and was in the merchant marine, mother was english.one son called john girl called janet.i think other girl was called mary after her mother. they are my lost cousins. any info i would be greatful.thank you

jim steen | Tue Apr 22 2008

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wondered if any of the old team from dawsholm united team are out there if so drop me a e mail

hugh boyle | Sun Apr 13 2008

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Hello from the state of Virginia in the USA ;D

I have found my ancestors in Maryhill (district?) of Lanarkshire, Scotland (Barony Parish) and their "address" is listed as Wyndford. this is in the 1841 census. would someone know if this would be a street, or a sub-district or what? there is nothing more specific, at least on the tranion that I have available.

thank you in advance!

Donella Spencer | Thu Apr 10 2008

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Ah the memories...women getting beaten up, getting told it wasn't our business, kids terrified of dad coming home drunk to batter them, the fights, the racism, the unemployment. ?!?!?!

Helen | Sat Mar 22 2008

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Hi i am looking for any info on my great-grandfather his name was Dugald Sinclair he was a retired blacksmith and he lived on 37 Duncruim street in the maryhill district of Glasgow and i no he had a daughter named Agnes Patrick and was married to John Patrick they were married on March 12th 1937 Maryhill Glasgow if any one has any info on this family please email thank you
Margaret - MAGGIE

Margaret Sinclair-Werling | Mon Mar 17 2008

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I am a degree student currently studying Graphic Design at Adam Smith College in Fife.

As part of a community arts project I am studying the history of the Maryhill Canal
with preference to the names of the boats that have sailed along it.

So far I have found some names of Puffers such as the CLYDEGATE, PERFECTION,GLASGOW,LOGAN and the KYPE. Pleasure steamers such as
GYPSY QUEEN, FAIRY QUEEN and the MAY QUEEN.

If anyone could add to these lists i would be extremely grateful.

Thanks for your time

Matt

Matthew Hurding | Fri Mar 14 2008

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I am trying to trace a Roderick Alfred Williamson whose mum was called Isabella Whitlock, nee Williamson. He was born in Edinburgh in 1943.

Yvonne Whitlock | Wed Mar 12 2008

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Margaret rolland, my dad thinks he knows you, his name is Jim Smith and he came from Collina St in Maryhill, he is now in his early 70s

Angela | Sat Mar 08 2008

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to Jim Harper I think you are related to me your Granda& Granny were my Uncle Paddy &Aunty Maggie,they lived in Gairbraid Ave,we lived in Guthrie St ,I went home for a visit last year and I could not believe how it was all gone ,but its still in my heart

Margaert Rolland | Sat Mar 08 2008

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Hi looking for my uncles, aunties or cousins live around and about Maryhill, all i know is I have an Uncle Brian Harvey not much to go on i'm afraid

andrew harvey | Fri Mar 07 2008

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Loved you info on Maryhill, my grandmother Janet Muir was born in Maryhill in 1870, the migrated to the USA in 1889 - Her Father was Richard Muir b. 1840 - mother was Margaret Mccann b1845 - don't have any info on them-can anybody help me??

Carol Lobo | Fri Feb 08 2008

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I lived at 46 Herma Street until 1959. Best pal was Billy Pepper who lived over the road. Does anyone know where Billy or the Pepper family are now??

Thanks

Bob Startup | Wed Feb 06 2008

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i was born at 122 gairbraid ave in 50's my dad's name was willie and my mothers maiden name was halfpenny, i think our neighbors were called torrence,stewart,reilly and lennican, my grandfather's name was paddy halfpenny and my gran's name was maggie o'brien, i went to gairbraid school until 1957 before moving to 1820 maryhill road and then i went to a school at the top of the gillshy but i can't remember the name i still have great memories of my time in the avenue the swimming baths where my big cousin tam sweeney tought me to swim by tossing me in the deep-end with the words you better learn to swim quickly it worked.i still remember all the places that have been quoted but my fav thing was the trams that ran up and down maryhill road my dad worked on the trams and we could catch a ride all day for nothing my dad and uncle's also worked on the squad's that lifted the last tram lines on the maryhill road,everyone has their own thoughts about being born and bred in the avenue and maryhill but to me they some of the best times of my childhood and being with my parents and family,if anyone can remember the name of the school in the gillshy i would be most grateful if they would let me know.

Jim Harper | Sat Jan 26 2008

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sorry the name is Muirhead from 92 Fingall st

dave anderson | Sun Jan 20 2008

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Just found his site, would like to know if anyone knew my grandparents they lived at 92 Fingall street for over 30 years from the early 40s thank you

dave anderson | Sun Jan 20 2008

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Hello Folks
I attended North Kelvinside from 1960-1966
In summer of '62 we enjoyed a school excursion 2 week visit to Saint Germain,Paris.The following year we went to Kamp-Bornhofen,Germany and had a wonderful time Can anyone assist me re;getting records of these visits from Glasgow School Board Teachers I remember...wee Beastie..Mr Lamb,geography,
please contact me @ douglas.c.orr@gmail.com
I live in Vancouver Canada and am moving to Los Angeles Feb 2008

Douglas Orr | Thu Jan 17 2008

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Lived in burnhouse st,gurthrie st and gairdbraid pl.Went to gairdbraid primary and N.K.If anyone thinks they know me drop me a line.Served 18yrs in royal navy before moving back to glasgow.used to play football at the cash & carry with havie,danny broadley and frank shankly.

Jim Inglis | Tue Jan 08 2008

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I am project Co-ordinator for the Maryhill Burgh Halls Trust, which is a community based charity with a Board of Directors comprising local people and representatives from Maryhill Housing Association, Cube Housing Association and Glasgow City Council. The main purpose of the Trust is to restore the Burgh Halls and former Police Station Buildings for community and business uses. We are currently trying to raise c?9m to deliver this exciting and much needed project. ?1.5m has been raised so far. If anyone has any information/photographs/stories about anything at all to do with the Burgh Halls or the Police Station I would really appreciate it if they get in touch with me. A restoration project for the Swimming Baths and Wash House started on site in December 07 and is due for completion in June 09. Glasgow City Council are delivering this c?8m project. The Baths are being converted into a sports hall and a new swimming pool, dance studio and fitness suites are being built on the land adjoining and coming through onto the mound where the mission hall once stood , opposite the Library.
Please get in touch if you have any information. Hunter Reid.

Hunter Reid | Tue Jan 08 2008

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great sight. i was born in kelvindale buldings next to the papermill where my dad worked ( George Neeson) my grandparents stayed there also in the cottages. i rememeber the stallon family and the mccairns. does anyone remember the papermill xmas parties? it was a small community and everybody had an aunty sho looked after you if your mother had to go to the co-op. i was born in 1951 and went to gairbraid school.my dad was the Life Boy leader in gairbraid church, does anyone rememebr him? my grandparents lived in 55 Balfour street, their name was Boyd.
would love to hear from anyone from the past and to find out how life turned out for you all.my mum and dad are still alive and now are 86 and 81 years old and going fairly strong.

phyllis neeson | Sun Dec 30 2007

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MY MA`S REAL NAME IS ANN ATKIN AND SHE HAS A FEW BROTHERS AND SISTERS STILL LIVING IN GLASGOW.I WENT TO DUNARD ST FROM ABOUT 1978---1981. YOU NEVER FORGET YOUR FIRST SCHOOL. I WILL PASS THIS WEBSITE ADDRESS ON TO MY MA CAUSE AH THINK SHE WILL BE IMPRESSED.

IAN CAMPBELL | Mon Dec 17 2007

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hello Paul Shanley here, i stayed in the valley for 22 year, stayed in 168 burnhouse street. went to st gregorys in the wyndford then on to st colbuma of iona. Used tae hang bout wae a guy called Jim Dair, James Evans, Geo Mclaren, used tae fight wae all the boys from the high flats in collina street. Used tae swim in the River Kelvin(SLUSH) every summer. Used to go up the nollie swing, now i hang about with Kevin Downey from the valley, if anyone remembers or no's us give me an e-mail and all reply.

Paul Shanley snr | Fri Dec 14 2007

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Well what a web site this is a big thankyou to the person who put this on lineI was born in redlands hospital in 1969 and i lived in 168 burnhouse street the place of the vally.What a place that was to grow up and was just great and if kids where to grow up today with the way we did.I have got so many great memories of the vally my school gairbraid primary and the swimming baths and the steamy where you yous to go with your mum to do your washing.And the high flats where the kids who lived in them in colina st thought they where better than us and yous to come round and slag me and my mates of wullie heaney steven dair and my brother david munro.so we use to get jars and fill them with wasps and chase the posh flats boys back to there flats and they would run in the lift.But we would just wait for the lift door to close and then throw the jars in and they would smash and yes the wasps got out and stung them.HA HA My dad was the driver of the only ice cream van in the vally and if some other van would try to come in they would get pushed back out.I was back in scotland in feb and oct and boy did i nearly cry the vally is gone all Knocked down real sad well if anyone want to get in touch please do allthe best and these memories will ever leave me.the summers where great with the slush and the cashing carry.I remember when the paper mill got knocked down and fishing in the canal.

Andrew Mumro | Sun Dec 09 2007

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I love this site, great to hear so much good stuff about maryhill. i went to st. gregorys then st. columbas, born in the butney whitelaw st 1960 in the hoose whilst the men folk where in the pub. I have 5 sisters and one brother, david, marie, angela,alison,rozanne and michelle. we lived in glenfinnan dr in the barracks, great memories., will take ma da for a pint in harveys bar:) Im going to glasgow early jan 2008 would love to hear from any old pals from maryhill.

maggie mcgready (connors) | Sat Dec 08 2007

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Hello...I am looking for anyone who might know of a Wallace family,i left Maryhill in 1965 and i didnt keep in touch with anyone,my aunts names are,Jean,Hetty Chrisie,uncles,Davey(son Tommy),John,and there is more,Andrew(Australia)also,the Grahams,Christine,Wallace,Andrew,,unfortunately that is all i remember...like i said i moved away in 1965 from 160 Gairbraid Ave Maryhill,i dont think any of my aunts ot uncles lived there.
I live in Australia my dads name is Andrew Wallace,wife Margaret(peggy),brothers,,Billy,Robert,David, Andrew,Allan,Stewart & Colin,and then there is myself,Janice...i would love to hear from anyone who might know of them,or the next generation...thanks Janice

janice | Thu Dec 06 2007

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I lived in Garrioch Road with my wife Cara and my son John and daughter Cara at Number 197 and my Kids use to go to Tarletons the shop for sweets great site and I will visit as much as I can
JMC

John.Mc Manus | Mon Dec 03 2007

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I was born in north park street maryhill in 1962, does anyone have any photos or pictures of the street or area around that time, tenements street scenes etc
Look forward to hearing from anyone

peter n divers | Sat Nov 24 2007

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i grew up in the valley for the first 16 years of my life . what a great time we had then , even though times were tougher compared to now . you had to resort to things you shouldnt have done . the laundry was good for dressing us and the cash & carry for feeding us lol.and connells for our selection boxes at xmas.spent all summer in the swimming baths , went the guys messages and they let us stay in all day, and we got called the blacknecks , we must have been the cleanest weans in maryhill

broadley | Sat Nov 10 2007

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great site brings back many memories
I used to drive buses from the Maryhill depot in the early sixties.
now living in South Africa.

John Potter. | Tue Nov 06 2007

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Currently tracing family tree but have hit dead wood! Namely Grace and David Wilson of 56 Balfour Street, Glasgow, lived there 1939, had two sons Eddie and Alec - any info would be greatly appreciated.

Kieran | Tue Nov 06 2007

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Born 1955,lived at 38 Dalmally Street and went to Dunard Street School. My father died during a heart operation in 1962 and in 1964 my mother (Lexie) and brothers Tommy, Wilson and Ian moved out to the country,(Drumchapel). my mothers friends Jean and Jack Martin and their family Ben, Jack, Thomas and Jane also moved to Drumchapel. Other friends the Bald family moved to Yoker. I remember Malcolm McInnes and his brother stayed in the same close as us at no 38, often wonder what became of them.

Bobby Pool | Sat Nov 03 2007

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heyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy i heart maryhill

misty banana | Thu Oct 25 2007

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came on this site by accident, and had to write a comment i stayed in rolland st late 50s early 60s and what a street it was. some names i will never forget and i hope to jog some memories katie bruce.jinnet mcroberts,lum mccallum tug(no danger)wilson big tam jinnets son the mchughs loads more whitelaws dairy the bookies in the lane between arden and rolland st the old wooden dance hut at kelvinside ave ,the memories are flooding back now i hope someone can identify

brian innes | Thu Oct 25 2007

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What a wonderful site reading you comments I can see it the way it was a long time ago now stayed in Burnhouse Street,Oran Street,went to Gairbraid Primary,Garrioch,N-K, can rember Franks Dairy in Guthrie Street,Papermill,China Wall or wa the laundry at the end of Gairbraid Avenue,McNeillys paper shop used to deliver their papers auld ma Neilly !!carsons the chippie next door the baths and the church that u had to skip through to get to Maryhill road without being caught by the minister can even rember there was no bridge over the canal from the valley to Maryhill Rd just a plank in the 60s that took you out to the rag store on Maryhill road and of course uncle dennis shop on Maryhill road the one with the three brass balls that kept us all going at times most would not admit
now they were the good auld days to most of us in the valley times wer tough for most of us but hey it made us the people we are today.

David | Tue Oct 23 2007

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lived at 1091 maryhill rd till i was 5yrs old think we were one of the last to leave, had a stubborn mother joyce young. does anyone remember her we left in 1973 my dad was george young both have sadly passed away many years ago so any info would be great. my only real memory is outside loos and having to either bath in the sink or at maryhill baths!

lesley proudfoot | Sun Oct 21 2007

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does anyone know if there are any books available on the history of maryhill and easter house on the decades 60s to the present day. i am trying to find out so i can send a book over to a very special friend that once lived here
will be grateful for any help

katy heslop | Fri Oct 19 2007

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Isn't family history research an amazing hobby! I have uncovered a previously unknown relative who lived at 626 Maryhill Rd ( at the top of Dunard St) from 1924 - 1930. Her name was
Marion Kelly, father John Kelly.
Sadly she died of TB in Yorkhill Childrens Hospital aged 6.
It's not such a long time ago so maybe someones mum or gran would have a memory of a wee girl up her close who fits this deion.

Maria Nugent | Thu Oct 11 2007

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I have enjoyed reading all about Maryhill ,I left in 1958,I miss it to this day my pals and I used to hang around Rolland St ,with Joe Kane ,and Ian Dunne,I was home in June this year and it had all changed the street I was born in Guthrie St looked so deserted ,I grew up with the Traynors, Watsons,the Martins and the Carrolls Billy went to Australia, my best friend s were Ena and Alice McCallum ,and Irene McGill,
My brothers were John, Jim,and Thomas my younger sister was Catherine,we used to go to Franks for the Sunday papers,Sibalds for the lettuce "get one with a good heart" it meant one that was a big hard in the center,and I think it was Cochrans at the corner of Gairbraid Ave and Burnhouse St,I remember going across the canal to go to School I went to St Marys,I have many wonderful Memories of Maryhill

Margaert Rolland | Sat Sep 29 2007

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I too lived in Cottar street, Gilshy hill
I was born in number ten I visited the street a few months ago it was gone . no not the actual bitumen road but all the old buildings, my birthplace had dissapeared what a shame , I suppose that is life but I would like to know what will replace, it I had discussions with an authority who are involved in planning and spoke at length on the old canal which was situated not far from Cottar street we also spoke about the Butny which had already been completely demolished after many years smouldering in forced decay, I lived in Lochgilp street but did not relize what a promising location it is because at that time this prime site was occupied by a blackning factory the owners had built a big wall around the perimeter to ensure we could not see what we were missing. The Butny fronts the river Kelvin and slopes down to its very edges but I have since heard that the developers are intent on building rows of houses in much the same locations as before what a shame that a more pragmatic plan has not been proposed , The canal and the butny and the river Kelvin combined makes for a planners dream, och weel what can we do
Gerry Mc Grade

Gerry Mc Grade | Mon Sep 24 2007

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Hi, I was born (1967) and brought up in Maryhill. We lived at 1010 Maryhill Road and we moved to Cumbernauld in 1977. I went to Shakespeare Street Primary(if I remember correctly the headmaster at the time was a Mr Wainey, the assistant head was Mrs Henderson, I also remember a Mrs Watson).We'd play in the back court or go up to the Nolly or to Firhill to watch Thistle,( we'd sometimes get in for free by asking guys at the turnstiles to lift us over, then disappear into the crowd). My older brother David went to North Kelvinside High but we left before I went, and the guys we'd play with were Alisdair Ross ( he had a sister called Fiona I think) and Paul Rough. I live in Glasgow again, but on the South Side and drive through Maryhill occasionally just to bore the kids with tales of where dad used to live. Thanks for the memories.
Stuart Jenkins

Stuart Jenkins | Sat Sep 22 2007

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Hi.Dennis do you have a sister called jenny and brothers called dennis . robert and zak

dennis thomson@mirant.com | Fri Sep 21 2007

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Hi, this is Jimmy Macfarlane. The last comment posted was not by myself. The email link on the post is to my email address, so I'm afraid there has been a techno cock-up or my details have been stolen and are being misused.
Sorry for any confusion, I'm getting in touch with the website next to get it sorted out.

Jimmy Macfarlane | Fri Sep 21 2007

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Hi. Dennis do you have a sister called jenny and brothers called danny and robert

Jimmy Macfarlane | Fri Sep 21 2007

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Left Maryhill in 1977, my family still lives there.
If anyone remembers me drop me a line.
Fond memories of growing up in Maryhill

marie inglis | Fri Sep 14 2007

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HELLO FELLOW MARYHILLERS!!
I WAS BORN IN MARYHILL (COLLINA ST) IN 1963, SAME YEAR MY BROTHER DROWNED IN THE CANAL, JOHN MCGIBBONS HE WAS 6YRS OLD. I HAVE 5 OTHER BRO'S AND SISTERS, THEY STILL LIVE IN MARYHILL....GEORGE MCGIBBONS, JANE MCGIBBONS,MARY MCGIBBONS,MARGARET MCGIBBONS AND MY YOUNGER BRO DAVID. WE LIVED IN THE LAST CLOSE AT THE LAUNDRY ON GAIRBRAID AVE (BOWIE CASTLEBANK). I WENT TO GAIRBRAID PRIMARY (NOW BURNT DOWN) THEN I WENT TO CLEVEDEN SEC. I HAVE LOADS OF GREAT MEMORIES OF THE VALLEY LOL . UNFORTUNATELY BOTH MY PARENTS ARE NOW DEAD, JANE AND GEORGE MCGIBBONS. IF YOU WANT TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ME, MY E-MAIL ADDY IS AVAILABLE X

PATRICIA MCGIBBONS | Wed Sep 12 2007

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i lived in vernon st 1956 to 1969 i went to shakespear school 1957 to 1964 then i went to garrioch secondry school 1964 to1967 my nickname was boo boo miss brown was one of my teachers would love to here from anyone in my class

brian bews | Tue Sep 11 2007

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My father was brought up in mary hill - his name was george blackhurst mclsughlin - he had a brother - willie and a sister betty. His mother was sadie (later drummond) and his father was willie - known as willie linney - my father drowned in the clyde thirteen years ago -if anyone reading this knew him i would really love to hear from you.

Yvonne Soan | Sat Sep 08 2007

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hi, i lived in hathaway street and went to sheakspear primary, i lived with my aunt and two coucins dorythy and nancy lang,my aunts name was bunty lang my mum was nancy davidson, i was bor 1939, hope some one out ther remembers us??

innes campbell | Fri Sep 07 2007

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Hi, Thank you for a most amazing website. I'm from Australia and have just begun tracing my family tree. This site has been a wonderful source for getting the feel of where my relatives hail from. My great great great grandmother was born around 1847 in Maryhill. I believe she married twice as her Daughter Mary's birth certificate states her name as 'Margaret Miller formerly Pollock'. She married Robert McElhinney (born Donegal Ireland) in 1868 in Springburn.
Would love to correspond with anyone who has any details on the Pollock or Miller families. Ta Jo - Canberra Australia

Jo | Fri Sep 07 2007

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please can anyone give me any info on my late father or his family he lived at 12 craigmont st maryhill in 1935 when he was born his name was william clark son of allen and jessie he had a sister called mary ?

tina clark | Tue Aug 28 2007

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What a wonderful site, so nice to hear that others enjoyed growing up in Maryhill.

My mothers family (Foy and Toal) lived in Rollin Street in the red sandstone building and before that in the Garscube Road. She, Margaret Toal lived with her 2 sisters Jeanette and Mary along with my granny Annie and my granda Jimmy Toal. He worked, when he did, as an engineer in the chemical works, shipyards and many others. Annie worked in Gartnavel Hospital as a cleaner. My Mum worked from the age 14 in the Co-op and laterly in Littlewoods pools.

Dad's family (Gore/Wingate) came from up the Valley, Butney and until very recently Cadder. He had 5 sisters Mary, Edith, Margaret, Cathy and Betty Wingate. They all worked in the paper mills at Kelvindale and Dasholme.

My parents met in Jaconellies Cafe on Maryhill Road in the early 1950's.
Later we were taken there as a treat to eat 'hot peas and vinegar' or wonderful ice cream' by my great grandmother Maggie Foy.

I myself was born in Oran Street along with my brother Jim and my wee sister Phyllis. We then moved to Arden Street and finally to Drumchapel until I was 19.
I worked in Lewis's account department in the Town and left to do nursing at Yorkhill.
When I married I moved to Cumbernauld -the Highlands -New Zealand and finally to Tropical North Queensland.

I have very fond memories of Maryhill both as a child and an adult. It was a great place and produced great people.

Rosalind Ann Wingate | Sun Aug 26 2007

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hi ed...i know it seems that you have had a horrible time in maryhill and i dont blame you for getting out,but for the rest of us who came from there dont see it that way,as you can see most of us have been gone from there for a long time and to us it is all good memorries,i know every thing has changed or gone,but to us it is the good old days,and i am sorry your time was painful,and i dont suppose i would like to remember it the way you do,but dont make us feel bad for the way we feel about maryhill..memorries...janice

janice | Tue Aug 14 2007

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Hi,
my grandfather, Donald Hendry lived at 101 Hopehill Road, Glasgow in October 1946 (he'd be 25 years old). His Profession was a 'cinema projectionist now in RAF'. His parents were Solomon Hendry and Isabella (nee Sutherland).
Did anyone know him, or indeed his brother James?

Francesca Gimshaw | Mon Aug 13 2007

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how can anybody say that about maryhill. I left but I went to the army and some of my family still live there.

Alex Melrose | Sun Aug 12 2007

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I can't believe the glowing comments about Maryhill. I was born and raised in Maryhill till I got the heck out of there when I was 17. My most vivid memories are of poverty, weekly beatings from sectarian thugs, fear of Fleet/YRB, and any number of other gangs. I hated every square inch of the place and would not return for a pension.

Ed Haggerty | Sat Aug 11 2007

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hi my name is lorraine obrien, 33yrs, formerly of kelvindale place, moved to stirrat street, now back again in kelvindale place! would love to hear from anyone who remembers the good old days!just send me a wee e-mail and i will get ack to you!

lorraine obrien | Wed Aug 08 2007

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Brlliant website, glad to see people are still interested in Maryhill! Im still here............

cheryl O'B | Wed Aug 08 2007

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nice site

jack dash | Thu Aug 02 2007

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I was born in Rolland St and shortly after my family had to move due to a bad fire in the house above us that was in 1972 or 73. We moved to Barrisdale Rd which is now gone but i have loads of fond memories of the people and place especily the horesy(the field from Barrisdale to cawder. I would love to here from any one that attended ST Marys primary from 1976 to 1982 or any one how knew Mrs Henshew or Mrs Paterson two of the best techers in the world.

Edward Murphy | Wed Aug 01 2007

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I too found this site by accident. Love it. My father Stan Thomson grew up at 41 Benview st Maryhill.His mother Margaret died in 1956. Would anyone out there have any information on his grandparents? Robert Miller Thomson who married Robina Russell and they lived at 4 leny st around 1914. Long shot i know but if you dont ask.

Tracy | Tue Jul 31 2007

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Great site. I'm from Edington St. I was there 1939/54 then out to Barlanark. Went to Balnain St primary school then St Georges Rd secondary. It sure brings back memories, like geting into the Pheonix pictures with 6 jam jars at Saturday matinee, or the Astoria, my sister and me plus two sticks of barlay suger and change out of two bob. Later on about 1957/8 came back to Queens Cross and Jaconnelys on a motor cycle, ran about with Tex Mather, Andy Taylor, Maggie Young,and many others if anyone would like to get in touch that would be fine

Jimmy Macfarlane | Sun Jul 29 2007

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Hello everybody,i lived on maryhill rd
# 356 at the corner of maryhill and Trossach st, i lived above the blythswood caffe, and across from the blythswood movie hall.I went to Dunard st school in 1964 or 65, the math teacher was mr. smith,he was a good teacher, i remember getting 2 or 3 wacks from his belt,anyone remember getting the belt in school.Then i went to saint georges rd school.I worked at the Gallbreaths store across the street from me for about 6 months.I remember the parades coming down the street,the (Orange walk)i watched it from my window.I used to hang around Henderson st allot, had a paper route from the store across from henderson st school.I also lived at 61 henderson st for awhile.Does Anyone know a Benda Halligan who lived on Henderson st,above the candy store, she had 2 sisters.Or does anyonoe know Teresa walls who lived on henderson st.

dennis thompson | Tue Jul 03 2007

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Hi, My husband lived in MaryHill when he was a wee boy,[back in the late 50's] he was telling me a story about Hebron Hall and how he used to go there on a Wednesday afternoon with his siblings. What he can't remember is, which Church used "Hebron Hall". He lives in Perth, West Aust now.
Does anyone have any info and a photo of the Hall that they could possibly share with us. I am a born and bred Aussie. I love hearing his stories of him growing up in Scotland.
Thanks Val.

Val King | Wed Jun 27 2007

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came accross this page by accident,great.i grew up in maryhill from 1957 till we moved in 1969.have fond memories of my life there.went to dunard street primary,can remember the fear the threat of the mummy gang had on us back then,funny now.i remember the picture houses and the shops.went to garrioch secondary.we had outside loos,dirty back courts to play in,but we were happy.stayed across from the braemar bar in garscube road.i remember isobels dairy and noddys there were a few others,cant remember the names.

georgina mcdonnell | Sun Jun 24 2007

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hi
lived in cotter street.. born 1936..
anyone that remembers me! please get in touch!! worked at nbl springburn..

james (jim) beattie | Sun Jun 17 2007

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hi mary,if you look down the page there is a margaret rolland,it may be the one you are looking for,good luck with your serch...janice

janice | Wed May 30 2007

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does anybody remember these valley girls from the early 70s mary and margaret rolland elaine gregg holly connelly irene clark marie ingalls maureen mcallister ann mack ruby campbell and where are they all now they used to wear crombies and brogues staypress and gloverall duffle coats and thought we were the bees knees

mary cosgrove | Thu May 24 2007

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does anybody remember these valley girls from the early 70s mary and margaret rolland elaine gregg holly connelly irene clark marie ingalls maureen mcallister ann mack ruby campbell and where are they all now they used to wear crombies and brogues staypress and gloverall duffle coats and thought we were the bees knees

mary cosgrove | Thu May 24 2007

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I was born in 1957 in a single end Gascube Road. My Mum and Dad both came from Maryhill. Mum lived in Maryhill Road, the sandstone block facing the shops, and my Dad came from Firhill Street. My auntie Isa was an usherette at the Seamore and used to take my big sister June and I every Saturday. Mum was Betty Hevern and Dad was Walter Nichol. They both sadly passed away within 18 months of each other and all they both wanted was to go back to Maryhill. They are now together in St Kentigerns. Does anyone remember them. We left Maryhill in 1959 and went to Anderston to a bigger house, room and kitchen, roof came off the tenement block in 1963, we were given a house in Thornliebank, it seemed like the other end of the world, but as all our family remained in Maryhill we never felt as though we had left. Time has moved on and sadly I only have a cousin there now whom I never visit, but when going through Maryhill for other reasons I can't help but notice how much it has changed.

Mary Nichol | Sat May 19 2007

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Hi I was born in Maryhill in the fifties,went to Oakbank Primary school.We as a family stayed at 39 Cameron St.My father Tommy work in Hutchison the butcher at Henderson St.my mother,Rosie work as a cleaner in the shakespear bar and also earlier at Bryany & May and Mclellan Rubber works have been back to the old place a few times hasn't it change

Bryan Patterson | Sun Apr 22 2007

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My Grandmother JANET LAMB lived at no.56 Balfour St with her 1st husband ROBERT LAMB according to the 1901 census and was still living there in 1914 when a widowed she married her 2nd husband my Grandfather RICHARD MOWATT who was a Lance Corpral with the 1st Scottish Rifles stationed at Maryhill Barracks.
They emigrated to Australia in 1921 with their daughter Beatrice.
As I am researching our family history
and can find no information on the Mowatt line apart from on their marriage record stating Father as JOHN MOWATT SEAMAN and Mother as ELIZABETH WELLWOOD I would appreciate any information on the Mowatt line

pauline | Thu Apr 19 2007

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Hi everyone,
I thought this was a good place to enquire about the Maryhill of today. In particular the Wyndford area.
I am interested in this area as I might be moving there and was wanting to hear from anyone who knows this area now and can tell me what it is like.
🙂

Lee Brown | Tue Apr 10 2007

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Thank you for all the hard work involved in setting up this site.

I especially appreciated your comments about the glass industry. I joined Chance Brothers Glass in Murano St. as a 15 yr. old straight from school in 1952. I stayed with them until enlisting in the RAF in 1955. Unfortunately I was sent abroad and by the time I?d returned in 1959 the factory had closed. I never really got a chance to say a final goodbye to the folk who?d worked there and it?s a pity that I lost touch with them.

Although there is a web site commemorating Chance Brothers? history, it is dedicated only to their English factories and the Glasgow site is hardly mentioned. An aerial view of the Firhill factory as it was in its heyday is accessible on the Virtual Mitchell site

John R. | Mon Apr 09 2007

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I remember joes toyshop, the department store hoey and mortons (was that the name?)and the blythswood and the seemore picture theatres.....

joseph Maccauley | Sun Apr 08 2007

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hi,janice i think i know you my name is billy farrell,you,r ma & da might haven known my mam ,da mary and wullie farrell we lived on kelvidale rd at the time,and yous lived at the corner of gutherie st?,i tink your das name is archie if it is then he,l know me iwas about three or four at the time when i got my heed split opend,and he took me to hospital in his lorry,i worked in the laundry oan the washer,s,iwas there at least four times?i hope it is the wallace,s because i owe yur da big time?tell your ma and da most of the saturday night gang have past on sorry to be so abrupt,i remember your ma and dad moving to the laundry i thought i never see or hear again about big archie thats what we all called him but to me he,will always be Mr wallace only for him i might not be here/could u tell him i never forget him thank u. billy farrell

rocky | Thu Mar 29 2007

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hi,bear it,s rocky on line how ur u dain,a came across your e-mail.its great tae know ur still goin,the valley is all but pulled doon noo,colina st,burn/st.niven,stand stirrat-st the place is no the same anymare?im up in ruchill noo,it,s no bad considering the valley wis the place tae grow up in,remember the riddes?a think bvig paddy obrien is oon this site?canny be sure but a think its oor paddy.keep the fingers tapping c u. vyt

rocky | Thu Mar 29 2007

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Iwas born @776 Garscube road 1929.Went to Springbank PS & NKS.
The Northwest Youth Club was in Springbank School from 1940 to well into the 50s. This was a great Club to be a Member. I would be pleasd to hear from anyone from this part of Garscube Rd.
Bob(Corry)

Bob McDonald | Tue Mar 27 2007

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hello all maryhillers reading through this site brings back great memoriesi used to live at 1943 maryhill road the sandstone building in front of which was the maryhill bus garage.i was a cooper at shuna street. i remember a few of the old shops like sam crees the dairy the falcon cafe. richardsons the dairy. archies the butcher at the corner of the butney. lennies the bakers next to frenchies the paper shop at the corner of kilmun and maryhill road inas sweet shop next to pachittis chipie mrs birds the bakers. galbraiths.mr fairweathers the bicicle repair shop.sawyers the fruit shop.the modeltoy toy shop.the chinkies hardware and paper shop.sloans the bookie.god i could go on and on.still live here.anyone who would like to ask me any ? ill try and answer them.

Colin Mc Clymont | Wed Mar 21 2007

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This is a great site, I have enjoyed reading everyones comments. I am searching for my own ancestors the McPhersons who all seemed to have lived in Argyle Street, Maryhill. If anyone can help trace any McPhersons in this area I would be pleased to hear from you.
Susan

Susan Peat | Sun Mar 18 2007

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This is a great site, I have enjoyed reading everyones comments. I am searching for my own ancestors the McPhersons who all seemed to have lived in Argyle Street, Maryhill. If anyone can help trace any McPhersons in this area I would be pleased to hear from you.
Susan

Susan Peat | Sun Mar 18 2007

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Born in Palm Street corner of Cedar Street 1939 migrated to Australia 1949
only October last year (57 years later)
while visiting a daughter in London, flew up to Maryhill, for a couple of hours, those streets not far from Queens Cross Station to stand on the piece of ground where I was born.
Although changes taken place that piece
of ground was vacant as a childs playground and I was able to stand where
our victorian tenemant building , flat we would call it today, originally stood.

Irene Anderson | Mon Mar 12 2007

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Born in Palm Street corner of Cedar Street 1939 migrated to Australia 1949
only October last year (57 years later)
while visiting a daughter in London, flew up to Maryhill, for a couple of hours, those streets not far from Queens Cross Station to stand on the piece of ground where I was born.
Although changes taken place that piece
of ground was vacant as a childs playground and I was able to stand where
our victorian tenemant building , flat we would call it today, originally stood.

Irene Anderson | Mon Mar 12 2007

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has anyone any info on the hutchison/junnor family who lived in raglan street circa 1912-1920 any info would be much appreciated

walter hutchison | Fri Mar 09 2007

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Just came across this site by accident, my 8 year old son is doing a project in school about what school was like for his parents. I was born in 20 kirkland street in 1977, we moved to gilhil st then to 9 craigmont drive and then to 19 craigmont drive, all that moving before I was ten. I only really remember craigmoont drive and nansen st were my grannie lived and an aunt she still lives at 23 nansen st. I 've been a bit disappointed that I cant find any pictures or even history on Shakespeare St Primary, I live just outside belfast now so I cant just come down and take a picture, my dad has one of me standing outside the school but it is such a large grand building I think you only see the raillings and a bit of wall. If anyone has any info on the school, like the date it was built etc or can someone tell me where I can get a few pics. It has been great reading stories about Maryhill and although I moved to the south side at age 10 anyone that asks me were I grew up I tell them Maryhill

Deborah Hill | Tue Mar 06 2007

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i lived at 687 m aryhill rdfrom age 7 to 12 then kelvinside avenue.I remember the blyswood pictures the hebron hall the band of hope the high back i went to dunard st school.nuts kingdom.my best friend was lorraine corner.ellen mckay she stayed in wilton st.i live in the city centre but still visit maryhill

graceinglis | Wed Feb 28 2007

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hi...great site..as my nana is 8o this year ..we are tracing her roots etc...from bridgeton cross to grangemouth.she had seven kids ,six of them born in maryhill.the CONNELLS,Rosemary and andrew connell ,they moved on to easterhouse...any info on them..would be great...dont know if blairtummock primary school rings a bell..mum(patricia connell) went there. thnx

michelle | Sun Feb 25 2007

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Was hoping someone on the site could help me,got to attend the community centre on thursday but never having been there before dont have a clue how to get there.Even if someone could tell me which number of bus from the city centre goes there and what street it is on. much appreciated.

mr mcginley | Tue Feb 20 2007

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brilliant site , was brought up in grovepark st hopehill rd attended oakbank primary in the early 60s. parents reai billy hall, uncle bertie played for the phantoms, remember bendonias fish chip shop got my heid stuck in the railings coming hame with the tea lol. aye and the steamie hot baths, rogers cafe hot peas ,chipped fruit mcfauls broken biscuits seamore picture house blyswood cafe remember the rooneys big susan and the bikers happy memories wendy brown was a wee pal of mine helen mckay happy days

elaine reid | Mon Feb 12 2007

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hello i lived at #7 fernie st back in the sixties i went to st charles primary then st augustines in the milton lost touch with many friends there i went to the maryland club
off suchiehall st brilliant times
now living in the usa if any one knows me please drop me a line

jim rooney | Thu Feb 08 2007

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Does anyone remember the big polis lesly,or the rag man and his trumpet or wee steptoe who gave great chases?The cloths shop next to mollies[might have replaced mollies]cant mind the name but you could offload your provy checks for gear for school !!!1Later on there was the whulk man with a whistle letting you know he had passed the gate....memories indeed !!

Strathcarron | Tue Feb 06 2007

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HI All
was doing some family research on my g-grandfather Dugald Sinclair found that he lived at Duncruim street or is it Duncruin street but it was in the Maryhill district of Glasgow was hopping that someone mite of known him or knew him or of his family he was married to Grace Sinclair (nee) Gilmour he had five or more children my Grandmother was Jennie Sinclair and the other children that i know of were Robert Sinclair, Grace Rae (nee)Sinclair,Agnes Patrick (nee)Sinclair if any one has any info please email thank you
M.Sinclair

Maggie Sinclair | Tue Feb 06 2007

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Great site. I was trying to find out any information about Mary Hill (the person), where was her house situated etc?

I remember the "home" at Campbell Street where I lived. It was a Deaf and Dumb home first then years later turned into a Borstal. We used to climb over the iron gates to play on the swings etc only to be chased by the "Jannie" - also great fun!!

The Deaf and Dumb children used to come up to the gates sometimes and stick their hands through the gates, but couldn't communicate with us...that was the only sad bit about living there. I often wondered where they went to when the home was turned into a borstal.

Does anyone remember long summer days playing in the home at bull-dog etc?

Eleanor Johnston | Wed Jan 31 2007

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Do any of you remember an Elizabeth Hunter of Balfour Street, I believe she was a tramcar conductress in 1950's, long time ago I know but would appreciate any comments

Lesley Frame | Sun Jan 28 2007

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Firstly Great site. I was brought up in the high flats at the gilshy in the 70s. I was wondering if anyone can remember the old boys home that was at campbell st, the back of cottar st. I've been told it was initially a Military Hospital then a few other establishments. Does anyone know any of its names or have any info. I can only remember ruins and big scary gates! or did i just imagine it!

Donna | Thu Jan 25 2007

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Hi Everyone, what a fantastic site!
Can anyone help with my family history please?
My father-in-law, John Andrew Campbell was born in Maryhill in November 1927.
His father Henry Campbell was one of 6 boys all born in Maryhill as far as I know. Henry Campbell married Isabella Burns in August 1910 in Milton, Glasgow.
I have Macadam Lane, Lyon Street and North Woodside Road in my records connected to the Campbells, does anyone know if these addresses are in Maryhill?
If you have any information or are related to the Campbells mentioned, PLEASE get in touch. I have been searching for my husbands family in Maryhill/Glasgow for over 5 years.
Thanks.
Karen Campbell. (in Grimsby, Lincolnshire, England).

Karen Campbell | Wed Jan 24 2007

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billy obrian are you the same one who lived at 38 kelvindale place if so you will remember me james also scott lorrette lived below you if it is you good to know you are still around and post a comment and i will get back to you i am living in australia at the mo in perth hope it is you would be good to hear from you again hail hail

james | Fri Jan 19 2007

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janice wallace i think you may know my mother her name at that time was jane mcgibbons she went to gairbraid and worked in brand and mollisons i also think my uncle george mcgibbons went about with one of your brothers i will speak to her soon to ask if you are the same person and will get back to you

james | Fri Jan 19 2007

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I lived in Oakbank Terrace, off the Garscube Rd. 1953-63 and live near there now.
I've been building a collection of photographs of Maryhill from Dundas Vale to Gairbraid Avenue.
I'd be pleased to hear from anyone who has photos - school, work, shops, pubs, church,sport, buses and trams - that they would be willing to copy for me.
I'd be happy to pass on anything I have
in exchange.
Le d?rachd,
Eddy

Eddy Cavin | Tue Jan 09 2007

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i stay there;)
at the treffic lights thts my papas house:)

andrew | Wed Dec 27 2006

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hi i was wondering if anyone knows of any tedfords that used to stay in maryhill or thereabouts. it was probably up untill the 50's they stayed there not too sure but any information would be grately appreciated. hope you all had a great xmas

susan | Tue Dec 26 2006

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Hi. I just happened on this site by chance. My mother was born in Maryhill in 1925 and I remember as a child her talking about coming from "up the Maryhill Rd" He name was Marguerite Girvan and she had a younger sister Sheila and a younger bother Jimmy. Mum moved to Australia after WWII, Jimmy to NZ and Sheila to Cambridge where she still is. I don't have other details and wondered if anyone remembers the Girvans.
Ross Atkinson
Tasmania
Australia

Ross Atkinson | Sun Dec 24 2006

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My father, John Keegan was born at 28 Lochgilp Street in 1919 and lived in there until he came south looking for work in 1938. His father, James Keegan was a coal miner at New Cumnock. I would love to hear from anyone that could tell me more about the area.

Howard Keegan | Tue Nov 21 2006

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Great Site

I'm looking for Fergusons, who according to family members, were six generation members of the army in Maryhill Barracks circa early 1800's to just after WW1.

Can anyone recall any photos with names of soldiers of this era! Especially Ferguson

Many thanks in anticipation

When back in Scotland next year I intend following up on the Bygone Maryhill publication cited.

Cheers from Sunny Sydney doon under

George

George | Sun Nov 05 2006

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I lived at 18 Cameron Street, Maryhill from the age of 6 months until I married age 21 I went to Springbank Primary School and NKS. I now live in Australia and would be interested to hear from anyone who lived around there from 1932 to 1958.

Jean

jean kennedy (nee blunn) | Sun Nov 05 2006

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Hi,(family name is GALLACHER) great to come along this site, not sure if anyone has made recent posts - Im looking for some help. In the 50s my family apeared in the Daily Record in a big spread. It was my grandmothers 80th birthday. The whole family lived at Garbraid Avenue and the article showed a picture of all the family - at the time it was a big story as it was one of the largest family to live in one street in Scotland. Ive tried the Daily Record but no luck as I dont have an exact date. Just wondering if anyone who has researched Maryhill had came across the article. Would much apreciate it if you could email me if anyone could help.

Helen Robertson | Sat Nov 04 2006

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Hi, great to come along this site, not sure if anyone has made recent posts - Im looking for some help. In the 50s my family apeared in the Daily Record in a big spread. It was my grandmothers 80th birthday. The whole family lived at Garbraid Avenue and the article showed a picture of all the family - at the time it was a big story as it was one of the largest family to live in one street in Scotland. Ive tried the Daily Record but no luck as I dont have an exact date. Just wondering if anyone who has researched Maryhill had came across the article. Would much apreciate it if you could email me if anyone could help.

Helen Robertson | Sat Nov 04 2006

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My grandfather Donald Hendry lived at 101 Hopehill Rd at the time of his marriage to my grandmother, Hilda - it would've been October 1946. I'd love to hear from anyone who can tell me more of the area.

F Grimshaw | Sat Nov 04 2006

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Wow !!! What a brilliant website, which I've stumbled on by accident. I was born at the Queen Mother's hospital in June 1964. My family moved to the Wyndford in the December of 64, I was only 6 months old. I remember my mum telling me that we were one of the first families to move in, with construction going on all around us. I can remember playing with all the children in my "square". There was the McKays, Trotters, Watsons, Martins, McGinleys, Youngs, McQuistons, Friels, McGonnigals, Keenans, Warlows, to name but a few. There was always tons of children playing all sorts of games. Ropes, elastic ropes, kick the can, hide and seek, fitba (of course), tennis (when Wimbledon was on), Charlie Chaplin (who remembers that game) and a very sinister game, which I think was made up in my square called "Mother Calls" - last person in had to run a gauntlet of children all giving their tuppance worth of slaps and kicks. I loved the shops on Maryhill Road .. I went shopping with my mum every Saturday. Who remembers Bell's? It was like a fishing tackle shop at the bottom of Ruchill Street. I remember the Record Rendevous, where my older brother, Alan, and I bought my mum Ray Steven's "Everything is Beautiful" for her birthday one year. (I've still got the record)! I remember Masseys and Galbraiths the only 2 wee tiny supermarkets in Maryhill Road. I remember Cains the Dairy, where my mum bought cheese and butter (cut off of a big slab and wrapped in greaseproof paper). What about Young's the bakery or Allison's the electrical shop. These shops were just before The Viking pub. Who remembers Jenkins the newsagent, right next door to the Politician? Molly was the name of the lady who owned Jenkins and my brother, Alan, was a paper boy for her. I can remember that where the Maryhill Cop Shop is now, was actually St Gregory's Chapel. It burnt down (sometime in the 70's) and that's when the new Chapel was built in Kelvindale Road. In the Wyndford itself, there was Bill's the newsagent and a tiny Co-op. Bill & his brother Tom, must have made an absolute fortune with that wee shop. Two ginger bottles and you were rich, or at least you could get an ice-lolly. And of course, Adam and Fiona, the ice-cream van people. I used to love waiting for the van to come round. I have been living Sydney for the past 17 years, but am hoping to be home next Christmas (2007) with my partner, John Quinn (of Summerston and Possil) and our 2 sproggs. Looking forward to finding some of the old Maryhill that I knew when I was growing up. Will log in again in the future .. website is now in my "favourites".

Diane Carroll | Thu Nov 02 2006

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I hope this message gets through as I haven't quite figured out how to work these message boards. I love this site. I was born and lived on Maryhill Road until 1959 when we came over to Cleveland, Ohio. We lived at the corner of Fingal Street before we left and the last time I was back home that building or should I say part of it was still standing but everything around it was demolished. It had a bar and only the floor above was left and that is where I lived. I wonder if anyone knows if it is still standing. I wanted to go into the bar and ask if I could go upstairs but was talked out of it by my cousin. I should have done it. I went to St. Mary's until 1958 when I skipped a year and went to the annex school. Does anyone remember the teachers, Big Bella and her sister or Father Conley.
I love Glasgow and everything about it and I would move back to Maryhill tomorrow if everything wasn't so expensive. It's a great place. I can't for the life of me figure out how everything got so expensive and how people buy these homes at the price.

Isobel

Isobel Harton | Thu Nov 02 2006

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looking for a picture or info on the Territorial Drill hall that was at 22 Lochburn Rd in Maryhill.
many thanks
John

john | Tue Oct 31 2006

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Can any one tell me were I can find a picture of the old Territorial Army Drill Hall that was at 22 lochburn Road in Maryhill?

john | Tue Oct 31 2006

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my name is Billy O'Brien, grew up in Kelvindale place in the 80s, my parents still live in the Valley. would love to speak to old friends etc, great reading about Maryhill past and present!.

Billy O'Brien | Mon Oct 30 2006

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THOROUGHLY ENJOYED THE SITE. MY MOTHER,GERTRUDE "TRUDY" MILLER WAS BORN IN MARYHILL IN 1922.SHE LIVED THERE UNTIL 1946. HER FATHERS NAME WAS JOHN.HER MOTHERS NAME WAS KATHERINE "KATE" MILLER, AND SHE HAD A YOUNGER BROTHER NAMED JOHN.I AM INTERESTED IN LOCATING ANYONE WHO MAY HAVE KNOWN MY MOTHER OR HER BROTHER.
I AM LOOKING FORWARD TO VISITING MARYHILL IN THE FUTURE.I AM ALSO VERY PROUD OF MY SCOTTISH HERITAGE.THANK YOU SO VERY MUCH.
DEE SHORT

Dee Short | Sat Oct 28 2006

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I loved all the comments about Maryhill its nice to read some things about it

Margaert Rolland | Fri Oct 27 2006

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I was born 5/4/55 and lived in gairbraid place.In the valley let me know if you remember me THE BEAR,

bear | Tue Oct 17 2006

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I would be grateful for any information regarding the family name of Balfour in Maryhill from the 1940's onwards Thankyou.

Bradley | Sun Oct 01 2006

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I was born in Lennox Castle in November 1944 and lived in 28 Duncruin street with my father Alan G Dunbar,my mother Mary and sister Myra until we moved to Drumchapel in 1955 - I went to the now departed Gilshie school up the hill from me and then went to North Kelvin where is remained until 1961.

My part of maryhill was a joy for a wee boy with the Park, Dawsholm, the canal and the wide open spaces all round that end of maryhill - we had a whale of a time - names i remember were william mcnelis, clark smith, george greig, tommy cairns, donald hogg, robert mcconachie, billy hume, ronnie cameron, rena cameron, helen hannan, ian wilkinson, robin gracie and many others - I visit the old place occasionally and walk around - it is hard to recognise much of what used to be but it is still a great place to have been from

alan dunbar | Mon Sep 25 2006

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Love this site and hope it encourages more people living in Maryhill to be proud of the area's history and the facilities/sights we still have. My Greatgrandparents came to Maryhill, and my mum's family (Doyles)lived in and around Maryhill over many years.My uncle Jimmy was a well known character who worked in the mines alongside my uncle Mick, loved his golf and was a window cleaner for many years.My mum and my aunt Agnes survived the bombing of their home in Duncruin St.during the WW2 blitz. I've lived in Maryhill barracks for 26 great years and think Maryhill is a great place with loads of really good folk.

ann aire | Sun Sep 24 2006

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I am trying to get in touch with WILLIE AITCHISON. He is a golf caddy and caddyed for Lee Trevino for years. Willie was inducted into the Proffessional Caddy Association in 2000. His daughter was a friend of mine when she & I both worked as nurses in Texas, Willie's last address was in Maryhill and the street was Cumloden (or something close to that). I live in Canada now. I would appreciate any information I can get.

Betty Smith | Wed Sep 20 2006

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Hi
Does anyone remember a lady who lived at 44 Murano street. Her name was Catherine Walker and she lived at the address, we think from around 1912-1915.
We have some old postcards addressed to 44 Murano street.

Janet Smith | Wed Sep 20 2006

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hi my grandad is polish and was stationed in maryhill during ww2. he has memories of a little girl named helen young that used to speak to him through the gates when he was on guard duties. she had two sisters theresa and may but he cant remember if she had any more family. i was wondering if anyones knows anything about helen or her family? my grandad named my mum after her and was wanting to find out what happened to her. any help would be grately appreciated. many thanx

susan | Mon Sep 18 2006

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I have lived in Maryhill all of my life,Kelvindale place, the Butney and at present The Valley. It's amazing the number of people who have such fond memories of Maryhill, I stay in Balfour st, across from the steamie and the baths. Both my schools, Gairbraid and NKS have been demolished but I came across this site as I was looking for info on the Burgh halls. There are plans to re-open the pool have a fitness suite, a cafe and use the burgh halls for weddings etc. The council wanted to sell it off for luxury flats.

BILLY MELROSE | Sun Sep 17 2006

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Hi...i was wondering if any one knows a Alec hunt...i think he came from maryhill or there abouts...he will be about 58-59 years of age now,,,so if anyone has any information please fell free to contact me...thank you...JANICE

janice | Fri Sep 15 2006

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My Family lived in hopehill road, Maryhill for a number of years.There was Mary, Rita,James,Emily, Helen, frances, evelyn,and my dad Harry. Trying to find more info about what happened then,(James was adopted out when he was a baby, Ihave now found him. There is a lot of mixed reasons to why, Like to put everything to rest.Please email me if you have any info

Gillian Connelly | Wed Sep 06 2006

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great site found it by accident, grew up in seamore st 40;and 50; went for coffe all the time to jacconellies any one re-member me

eddie rookes | Wed Sep 06 2006

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My mother was born in 1915 and lived on Gairbraid Street, Maryhill Scotland.
Her parents were Elizabeth White Jackson McLean and Arthur James McLean.

James Jackson and Jessie Stirling Jackson lived on Alexander Parade in 1880 to 1914. Anyone know of the Jackson Surname from that area in the 1900's. Thank you

kate | Sun Sep 03 2006

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The six of us looked up at the huge iron-gates that secured the side entrance to Maryhill Barracks on Kelvindale Road. The entrance was immediately opposite Gairbraid Primary School, our school.
It was five minutes before the nine o?clock bell would ring on a very cold December morning, 1955.
At seven years old Davie was the youngest of the morning?s line-up and as always he was wearing woollen gloves to hide the louping dermatitis that he suffered from. If you sat next to him in class you would catch the sickly sweet dry aroma from the ointment his mother applied daily.
We formed a straight line, held hands and walked towards the gates. I was at one end of the line grasping Johnny O?Hara?s fingers. Johnny was sporting a new haircut, ?the bowl?, ?the mushroom?, their were lots of descriptions for the styling. The visiting school nurse had inflicted her art work on Johnny?s tousled red hair the day before when she spotted his head lice during routine inspections.
Johnny had been so shamed by the whole scene that he soiled himself in the playground toilets and the nurse kindly washed the offending mess from his pants.

I grabbed hold of the steel gate with my free hand as did Basil at the other end, Jesus what a name for a Maryhiller ?????nothing happened because Davie still had his gloves on.

After some abuse, the gloves were removed and we walked forward again to grasp the ironwork. The con-joined line instantly began to shake because an electric current passed through the metal gates for security purposes. We stood on the pavement and mass convulsed till the school bell rang.

DOUG STALLAN

DOUG STALLAN | Tue Aug 29 2006

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1964
38 LOCHBURN ROAD
BORN.
YOU CAN TAKE THE BOY FROM MARYHILL , YET YOU CAN NEVER TAKE Maryhill from the boy,
I REMEMBER WHEN CONNELLS GOT SCREWED, AND SELECTION BOXES FLOWED THRU THE NEIGHBOURHOOD,I REMEMBER THE I.R.A. SCARE....MONAHAN??? VAL...ARRESTED A GUY....
I REMEMBER THE U.D.A. SCARE.
WHITE HOUSE///GUNS///
I REMEMBER THE KELVIN DOCK DART TEAM/// I REMEMBER BEING THE ONLY CATHOLIC IN THE BOYS BRIGADE...LOVED IT EXCUSED FROM SUNDAYS ... I REMEMBER GETTIN KIKKED OUTTA THE SCOUTS FOR REFUSING TO WEAR A KILT ON THE STREET ...DO YOU BLAME ME???I REMEMBER THE PACCITIS AIDA JONNY AND THE YUNG GUY THAT COULD PLAY FITBA....NICKKKY..
I STILL HAVE FOND MEMORIES OF MY FATHER DRAGGIN ME TO THE CAFE ACCROSS FRONM THE PACCITIS CHIP SHOP CAUSE THE OWNER REFUSED MY GINGER BOTTLES//// HE PAID....ROLLIN DOON TIRES FAE LOCHBURN ROAD AND TRYIN TAE HIT THE FROOT SHOP OAN MARYHILL ROAD..DIVIN OAF THE DIVIN BOARD IN THE POOL ...THE STEEEMIE...GETTIN A RUN IN A BLAKK JAG COP CAR WAE THE BELLS OAN RA ROOF ..CAUS A CUT MA FINGER...THE BAXXXXTERS ...FAMILY FAE CAWDER....BEING THE ONLY CATHOLIC IN RA BB AND SCORING A CRACKIN GOAL ...TELLIN RA RANGERS SCOUT HE WIDNAE BE INTERESTED IN ME.... RUNNIN AWAY OAN RA TRAM ...WHY I DONT KNOW ...BUT SENT GENTLY HOME....OOO THE GREEN GRREEN GRASS OF HOME....PAUL . H. CURRENTLY RUNNIN A RANCH IN MONTANA....YET ALWAYS IN MARYHILL///SURVIVED HURRICANE KATRINA ...AND LOOKIN GOOD AS ALWAYS

PAUL | Sun Aug 20 2006

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I lived in 3 Marmion street throughout the sixties above the laundrette at the bottom of Rolland street and Vernon street. I went to Shakespeare Primary where my teachers were Mrs Clark , Mrs Friel, Miss Bell and others I cant remember. I am looking for any photographs of Rolland Street or Marmion street or around that area for my children to see. They cant quite understand why we never had a toilet inside the house and had to share with other people.

victor thomson | Tue Aug 08 2006

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my mother was born in maryhill Frances Conaghan nee Byrne. She left the butney when she was 2 and the family moved to a new house in stirrat st up the valley. she has 3 brothers michael ( moose ) paddy and john ( chink )paddy and john have now passed away. But the moose is still going strong ..She had a sister margaret (deceased) also. she met my father Harry Conaghan as he was her next door neighbour. I was born in 1952 in stirrat st and went to st marys school then st mungos. we moved to lochburn rd in 1964 to a new house and lived there til my dad died in 1985. My mum still stays in maryhill near east park home. She has lived in maryhill for 78 years without a break away from it and she would never move anywhere else.Her brother Michael also still lives in maryhill and hes 82. I am in maryhill most days and how it has changed. we used to explore every bit of it when i was young but some parts have disappeared before my eyes. The pubs and shops are the most noticeable absentees. if it wasnt for the barracks (wyndford ) and summerston I would imagine maryhill would be a ghost burgh by now. This is a fantastic news letter and forum and i would like to mention one thing that the old police station at the avenue ended up a recording studio for the likes of wet wet wet and texas when they were aspiring bands. sometimes i wish i could turn back the clock for a day and wander around the old maryhill as it was the best days of my life and a wonderful place to grow up.

harry conaghan | Thu Aug 03 2006

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I was born in 1979 (27 y.o ). I've lived in Maryhill all my life. Since 1995 it has changed sadly, almost beyond recognition. Long est. shops have closed some without a trace - knocked down or converted into single houses. To all the people writing books re Maryhill, I suggest they visit the place with a camera ASAP. Almost every month something of note disappears.
In 2002, my own school was demolished, North Kelvinside Secondary School, on Oban Drive nr Queen Margaret Dv.I was in the last class to leave the school having my entire high school education there ,in 1997. So far, the large area created is empty with some tall weeds.
In 2004, a fire gutted a tenement in St Georges cross taking the Thistle pub below it too. After 2 years the building has been "rebuilt" in grey stone , not the normal red. Only the pub has been reopened.

Mr A Khwaja | Sun Jul 30 2006

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Stumbled on this site while trying to locate any photographs of Garscube Road at the corner of Corn Street. Can anybody help ?

Paula | Thu Jul 20 2006

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i hear there is a book all about maryhill if anyone knows where i can find it please let me know...many thanks...janice

janice | Mon Jul 17 2006

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I came to Maryhill when I was 6 in 1972. I remember the ballot for house keys that was held in what became our house in Kilmun St. I heard recently that Kilmun and Lyndale are to be demolished. I have memories of some of the shops at the top end of maryhill Rd, Peters cafe at Duncruin St, Steve Chalmers pub, the Chemists at the Butney. Does anyone remember 'the comencheros' an affectionate term for the blokes who liked a bevvy and stood at the corner by the Chemists every day? What about the bus garage behind the tenements at Celtic St, cheap food in the bothy and a game of pool with the drivers. Or what about Nancy's gift shop or Pacitti's Chippy and shop. Tony was the father and Ada (I think) his wife, both were great characters.

A quiz for any one interseted; I remember my uncle telling me about a pub crawl that he and his mates would some times undertake. Stating at the First and Last and having half a pint in every boozer until you reached the Castle Vaults at Georges Cross. He said there were 19 pubs so only the healthiest of livers could cope! What were the other 17?
Sammy Cairns

sam cairns | Thu Jul 13 2006

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hi great reading about everyones life from maryhill...i was born at 160 gairbraid ave maryhill...and lived there for ten years,my father was the manager of a place called brand and mollisons,it was a laundry factory at the end of gairbraid ave...i and my 7 brothers had a lot of fun,i went to the gairbraid ave school,i think my last teacher there was called mr rain...anyway if anyone remembers us we are the wallace family...from 1954 to 65 then we moved to australia where we have been ever since.hope to hear from someone that remembers...janice wallace 29/6/2006

janice | Thu Jun 29 2006

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hi billy hall here what a site pure brilliant reading this brought back some great memories i lived in mary hill at grovepark street attended oakbank street i remember the blyswood picture house and how we skipped in

billy hall | Mon Jun 26 2006

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Fantastic article, i myself grew up on the east coast but moved to maryhill nine years ago, got a flat in benview st. Superb reading the history and gutted it has taken me so long to find out all this stuff. I would be interested to hear anything more about the flats on benview and murano street (kind of all joined together). Anyone know the times of building- anyone actually grow up in the button-ben styled flats?

I think the area has undergone massive changes in the 9 years i have been here- now that the bakery is gone also and the new flats are being built, things will no doubt change more. What was the place like over the past 50-60 years?

Many thanks

Jamie | Tue Jun 20 2006

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As an historian of disability history, I would be interested in hearing from people who spent any of their childhood years in East Park Home with a view to recording their experiences for academic research.

Iain Hutchison | Sat Jun 17 2006

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Im looking for my grand mother Marion Bennett, and any family I might have. she adopted my mother out, Linda Bennett born 18-09-1947, she was then named Alison Hamilton Rankin. If anyone knows her please get in touch she Lived in 58 Fernie Street and must be 74 by now. Sadly my mother has passed away but before she did she got her original birth lines to trace her blood relitives.

Angie Mc | Fri Jun 16 2006

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anyone from Murano street. My grandparents lived at 44 Murano Street. They died about 14 years ago but i remember wee woman downstairs and lovely next door neighbour. Great memories - i live in jersey now - when im back in Glasgow to visit my folks I always drive past Murano Street. Anyone please get in touch if you live or lived near there. Remember the park round the corner

Angela Murphy | Thu Jun 15 2006

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Lived at 54 Fernie Street before moving down to 118 Raeberry Street, many wonderfull memories of the Seamore and the Blythswood picture halls, used to work in the Co-op in Shakespear St back in '51/56, great times never to return.
now living in Australia.

Hugh Green Kerr | Sat Jun 10 2006

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just came across this site.im looking for info on joseph patrick known as one of the ghandi brothers or also info on a guy known as the spaniard.ive been told there is books that mention them.any information will be very much appreciated

chris | Wed Jun 07 2006

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I am looking for information about the Smith family who lived at 36 Duncruin Street, Maryhill in the fifties; i am alos looking for info about the Crossan family who lived at 23 Oakfield Avenue, Glasgow

Linda Allan | Sun Jun 04 2006

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i am trying to locate people that were in this youth club or a hisory of the club, called the Maryhill youth club it was formed in 1939 and was in doncaster street it was run by jimmy(james) muirhead and his wife helen i am there grand daughter and im trying to collect imformation for my book

jane muirhead | Wed Apr 26 2006

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many meroies of happy days in mary hill went to baths alot with my two best mates terry mcginley and jim moran roxy every change of film then out and into jacnelli s cafe accross from gairbraid ave foacoffee any info on terry or jim would be appreciated

hughie boyle | Sun Apr 16 2006

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i mind the time when i was at school the tale ofthe mummies scareing all the kids schools in maryhill when i tell my children they look at me really weird as if i have lost my mind does anyone else mind of that time i think it was the 60s i went to shakespeare primary one of my teachers was mr pole

sylvia mills | Wed Apr 12 2006

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hiya
i found this site by accident i grew up in maryhill well rolland street i went to shakespear st primary the north kelvinside i am now 50 and when i go by maryhill i still think of all the good times we all had if anyone knows me please get in touch

sylvia mills | Wed Apr 12 2006

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wonderful memories brought back with story i was born 9 skye street doon the butnay brae swam in canal aquedoc as alad and nearly drowned in the kelvin wonderful group of people lived all around in those days ilived in the black building 1940 1950 before moving to niven street in the valley

hugh boyle | Fri Mar 31 2006

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looking for Maryhill relatives my father Robert Stewart was born at 279 Garscube Road on 17/06/1924 he had a bother named Peter and a sister named Margaret (Peggy) his parents were Allan and Margaret Stewart (nee Slaven) they also lived at 21 North Woodside Road great grandparents were Allan and Elizabeth Stewart (nee Crone) and Edward and Susan Slavin (nee Dunnion) all these relations lived in Maryhill if anyone knows these names I would love to hear from you

Margaret Green | Sat Mar 25 2006

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The Electric Picture House.
Located at the bottom of Maryhill Road just before St Georges Cross. Better known as the "Wee Elecy." Had backless benches rather than individual seats. Predated the "talkies" but had been "upgraded" with a sound system when I went there in the thirties with my Mum and my two "big sisters."
Not as "classy" as the "Blythswood" and the "Seamore" that were further up Maryhill Road. Showed cowboy movies of less than stellar quality (technologically as well as content wise). Also, showed a seemingly endless cowboy serial. All in black and white of course. Prior to purchasing our tickets, a penny for adults and a ha'penny for kids, my Mum would buy a quarter pound of "tablet" at the next door sweetie shop. In the dark of the cinema and it was very dark as the projector was not the brightest, my Mum would break up the tablet and have me pass portions to my big sisters. That was an unenviable task as I had to make a quick decision as to whether to pass or hold each piece based on my judgement as to whether it was the biggest piece or it was yet to come! Early training for quick decisionmaking? Sadly it was condemned and demolished as unsanitory and a fire hazard in the late thirties. Not to mention that although we were itching to get the place we were scratching when we came out. God bless Maryhill!
John Ball

john ball | Tue Mar 21 2006

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i was born in oakbank hospital in 1959 i lived at 21 edington st off garscube road i went to oakbank primary where i sang in the robert burns compotition 67 or 68 not sure my name was put on the school trophy as i was a winner i would love to hear from anyone who was at school with me thankyou

carol davies nee findlay | Mon Mar 20 2006

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I lived in 58 Guthrie Street next to a shop. I think it was called Franks. My friends were Peger Brown, Alfie Ward, Mick Harvie, Peter Connelly, Bert Ramsey, Mad Wilky and all the rest of the valley boys. I later moved to 112 Gairbraid avenue. I stayed above Peter Connelly and my next door neighbour was Jerry Boyle. Does anyone remember wee Sammy Two Hairs or the mummies terrorising the valley, building barracades for the no 33 bus (or no 1, can't remember )next to the cash and carry? It got tanned every weekend as well as the dry cleaners. What about San'shoe Sanny, or the giant of the dale, or Farmer Kellys - he had pigs, the Costa del Slush, the wee train that went from the paper mill to the Dawsholme paper mill and the tar works?
John Fraser March 2006

john fraser | Wed Mar 15 2006

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I am currently working within the Wyndford estate, for Cube Housing Association. We are investigating its history and researching old photographs, places of interst etc. I would be most obliged if anyone would like to forward me any anecdotes, photographs etc which you may have of the Wyndford.

Lesley | Mon Feb 27 2006

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Has been great reading the comments of others. Brought back some great memories.

I was wondering if there is anyone out there that can help me with some info.

My grandparents and mother lived in Maryhill and I wondered if anyone can remember them. I have the following information.In 1901 my grandmother Sarah McAnally lived at 128 Main Street Maryhill with her mum Isabella and her cousin Richard Traynor.

In 1902 she married my grandad Michael Traynor of 53 Hinshaw Street. My mum, Martha McAnally Joseph Traynor was born later on that year. In 1926(while living at 1694 Maryhill Road) she married my dad, Angus Henderson of 29 Belgrave Street.

(Did 128 Main Street become 1694 Maryhill Road between 1902 and 1926?)

I have heard that Michael and Sarah ran a Newsagents/tobacconist and both their death certificates seem to suggest this by listing this as their occupations on their respective death certificates. (Michael died in 1935 and Sarah died in 1947) At the time of their deaths they lived at 173 Garrioch Road. I remember hearing that there had been a fire at the newsagents and was wondering if anyone has any memeories of this.

I was born in 1942 so was only 5 when my gran died. Both my parents died in 1963 shortly after I married my wife Frances so I have not been able to get any further information from the family.

I know that my mum had sisters that may have carried on living in the area and seem to have memories that my Aunt Sadie definately stayed on there.

If at all possible could people contact me with anything they think will help me piece together this time.

Best regards
Robert

Robert John Henderson | Sun Feb 19 2006

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I was born in 1951 in Oakbank Hospital at the round toll, We lived till 1958 at 836 Garscube road,(outside lav), then 51 Stratford st. (room, kitchen with inside toilet) going up in the world the house cost ?450 till 1965, then moved into a brand new house (maisonette) with a bathroom too posh to be true no more baths in gairbraid street public baths. Pals in the gaspipe were Ian and Alec McKay and John McGuire.Billy Wilson, Eddie Haggerty, Peter Campbell in Stratford St. My dad had the shoe repair shop at 1892 Maryhill in the mid sixties called B & B shoe repairs.

John Barber | Thu Feb 16 2006

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I lived in 1823 maryhill road between 1948 and 1963 then i moves to the high flat in the gilshie. Iwent to St. Marys primary and St. columbus I started St.Marys in 1953 and I started St.Columbus in 1961. Anybody out there remembers me.

John Roddy | Wed Feb 15 2006

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What a fascinating site - My Great Grandfather was in the Royal Field Artillery in Maryhill and my Grandfather and his brothers and sisters were all born in Gairbraid Street(Robert Wilson, Ann Wilson unsure of the other names) I am researching my family tree, does anyone remember any of the Wilson's a big family I believe, any help would be really appreciated. Robert married a Sarah Todd and moved to Muse Lane - Ann Wilson married a Robert Smith Ross- Robert Smith Ross was a widower and had a daughter called Agnesand lived in Hopehill Street both in Glasgow. Great site

Ena Ross | Mon Jan 30 2006

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Ilogged onto the site whilst looking for any information on George Dallas who was my fathers uncle and grandmothers brother if anyone out there has any info on him i would be eternaly grateful

Ruth Templeton | Thu Jan 05 2006

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Enthusiasts may be interested in BYGONE MARYHILL, a loving photo book by noted historian Guthrie Hutton. Published in 2005 by Stenlake Publishing (www.stenlake.co.uk) this 50-page delight includes Maryhill anecdotes and images from 1874 through the 1970's ? the latter of which I supplied from my Glasgow photographic archive.

Born in Kelvinside Avenue in 1939, I attended Dunard Street, later Eastpark Junior Secondary schools. Later I worked for Alex Martin Gunsmiths Ltd. in Exchange Square, then Bell Brothers Motorcycles Ltd at St George's Cross, before leaving for Canada in 1957. A drummer with the College of Piping Juvenile Pipe Band, I was associated with bands in Toronto, Albany NY and Fort Lauderdale Florida in later years.

Old pals included Ian Ferguson, James Brown, Henry Gaunt, the McNee lads, Ian Wilson, Mickey Oatts and John Gallacher, both motorcycle enthusiasts. Where are they now?

VILLAGES OF GLASGOW Volume 1 by Aileen Stuart includes a wonderful description of early Maryhill - ? 1988 published by John Donald Publishers Ltd, 138 St Stephen St, Edinburgh EH3 5AA. Michael Munro?s THE PATTER is a gem of common Glesca slang known to all but would-be-snobs whom we all grew up with! - Published in 1985 by Glasgow District Libraries.

I am seeking any photographs depicting people, streets, schools, transport, motorcycles or events with Maryhill or Glasgow tie-in from 1939 to 1979 for possible publication. Please let me know if you can help.

Other books on Maryhill are in the works. Jim Leggett/ International Press Service

Jim Leggett | Fri Dec 23 2005

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Thoroughly enjoyed the article, but the responses brought the area to life for me.
I was born in Maryhill (1961)and although we moved when I was three, my mum told us stories of the "single end", walking with us to Knightswood to her mums and she shopped on Maryhill Rd for many years after, with weans in tow.

mary malcolmson | Fri Dec 16 2005

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I was born in Kirkland Street 1932, lived in Wilton Street also. Left Maryhill in 1944. Went to Dunard Street School and NKS. Anyone looking for people or other info of that period? A very good site. Cheers!
john ball

john ball | Thu Dec 08 2005

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Hi just found this site and loved reading about Maryhill. I was born and brought up on Burnhouse St. with my brother Charlie and sister Ann Marie. My grandmother lived on Gairbraid Ave. beside Guthrie St. and my Dad's family came from Whitelaw St. down the Butny.The canal bank was our playground even though we were warned to stay away. My sister now lives in Partick and my brother in the Drum.I have a notice my grandmother got from the war office dated 1915 telling her that my granddad had died. It was dated June 30 1915, and addressed to Whitelaw St. The funny thing is I was named after her so it's addressed to Rebecca Wilson and June 30 is my birthday - coincidence.I'm related to the O'Hara's,Day's, Moloney's and Wilson's(my mother and her sister married two brothers Wilson. I still love to go up to Maryhill when I go home from Canada even though it's changed.My cousin Charlie O'Hara still lives on Guthrie St. I can remember playing for hours at St. Kentigern's cemetery - that's still there'. I went dancing in the Burgh Hall and played down Kelvindale at the paper mill don't know where we got the nerve to walk along the dam. Well i've gone long enough but it felt good to put the words down. If anyone from Maryhill knows me please get in touch.My best friends were the McGillivray's, Murphy's and Scott.

Rena Kelly (Wilson) | Thu Dec 08 2005

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having read through all the articles on maryhill i could,nt help but remember all the times i had growing up there,iwas born in 784 garscube rd,{the gaspipe}and lived there with my father ,john bradley mother annie {nancy}and my sister sadie till i was about 12 we then moved to the wyndford which at that time was still bieng built,in fact we were one of the first familys to move in,my entire family,auntie,s uncles, cousins,about 6 or 7 individual families at least all lived there,and i cant think of anywhere else in the world that i would rather have been brought up,i moved to yorkshire in my teens but go back regularly to see family and friends.

john bradley | Wed Nov 30 2005

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As a relatively new resident to the area I was interested to read all these interesting postings. If you haven't all read Night Song of the Last Tram: A Glasgow Childhood by Robert Douglas I highly commend it to all those interested in the area & it's history. So... Maryhill burgh halls a contender for BBC's 'Restoration'...?

Sarah Howitt | Tue Nov 29 2005

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Sorry, a follow-up to my previous posting.

I meant that George Fairbairn was married to the sister of my mother's mother, whose name was Annie. After re-reading the section about the canal, I suddenly recalled the smell of the canal - which ran at the bottom of George Fairbairn's garden.

William Dunn | Thu Nov 10 2005

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My orphaned mother was adopted by her mother's sister George Fairbairn, who owned one or two shops in or near Maryhill. I stayed at his house on Maryhill Road at Christmas and in the summer every year between around 1950 and 1958 (near a 33 tram stop, if I remember correctly) and have a picture of the house. I think the number is 822: is that possible?

I remember being sent every morning to collect sticks of fresh bread rolls from a shop which I remember as being at a tram terminus (beside a zoo?). I wonder if anyone knows of George Fairbairn or this shop...

William Dunn | Thu Nov 10 2005

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I have enjoyed reading the information on this site and was surprised to find that someone had taken the time to research Maryhill and take that extra step to putin on the internet.
I was one of seven and we lived at 57 Balfour street. I was born there in 1949 and lived there till I was seven. We then moved to another tenement just across from the swimming baths. My mum used to do her washing there and I would remember going o help her get the washing out of the driers. I also used to have a soak in the hot baths on a Friday night.
My brother and sister (Robert & Isobel) went to Gairbraid school before they ended up at Eastpark Junior secondary school in 1959.
My dad worked at Singer sewing machine factory and his name was Bob.
My aunt Isa lives in the wynford estate and her name is Kelly. She never married.
If anyone knows of my family it would be great to hear from you.
Regards
Brian Robertson

Brian Robertson | Mon Oct 31 2005

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I will never forget my chidhood years at shakespeare school.It has been 40yrs since I last was inside the grand old building.Who could ever forget the dinner school or the smell of the carbolic soap on shower days? I can remember looking out the back windy from our tenament and seeing it everyday.I am looking for an old school chum who lived on oran street. His name is ronnie Shaw.It has been 39years since I left for Canada and would like to make contact with him.

George McCall,Ont,canada | Tue Oct 25 2005

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I am so excited to find this website about Maryhill. I am writing a novel based on my mother's life and some of my grandmother's. My grandmother was Margaret Reid Mclean born in 1906. In 1927 she married Frith Finlayson and had my mother (Helen Amanda Frith Finlayson) in 1928. They lived at the bottom of Duncruin Street initially and then later moved up the hill. My great grandmother (on my mother's side) remarried after her husband was killed at the Battle of Jutland. In 1928 she lived at 70 Balfour Street and her name was Anne Graham. My book starts in 1928 with the birth of my mother and flashbacks to my grandmother's childhood a bit. If anyone either knows of my mother or grandmother or was alive during the same time period in that area I would really appreciate you contacting me. There are so many little details that I wish to get to make my book come alive. Things such as what did the young men who could not get work do all day? Could they get daily work? What did people eat at lunch time? Where was the closest doctor's office? The shops along Maryhill road from Duncruin Street to the butny? And so on and so on. My second chapter will be 12 years later during the war when my mother had diptheria. Please, any info what so ever could be useful.
Thank you
Katherine Kelly

Katherine Kelly | Fri Oct 14 2005

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I have vivid and interesting memories of the Glasgow Corporation baths at Maryhill. This important multi purpose complex was the centerpoint for many of us who lived, played, and grew up around it. As a gangling youth and seventh in a family of 14 it was often my alloted task to deliver our huge family washing, to the steamy attached to this public facility,
Bundled and wrapt in alarge bed sheet this was loaded on to our old remaining four wheeled and sprung baby pram which I gamely pushed all the way from the butny to Garbraid Avenue via the canal.
Inside the steamy waiting was Ma, she had a stall and space allocated to her for a limited period, the place lived up to its name, in this cold climate high level hissing of preasurised steam being liberated to heat large tubs of cold water created a climate of bedlam. to The dirty claes were immersed in the bubling couldrin and with a stick Ma would fish each peice out and scrub it.before hanging it all in the drying cupboard,from there to the ironing board and at dayes end I would load the neat and tidy package back on the pram and journy back to Lochgilp street.

The baths were attached and for a few pence I could have a bath on a Friday and leave behind all the grime accumulated from a weeks work in the foundry, The swimming baths was popular and crowded My last memory of this facility was at a time during the war when it had been taken over by the authorities as a community center . The pool had been emptiedand boarded over and a clinic had been set up

Gerry Mc Grade

Gerry Mc Grade | Tue Oct 04 2005

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I have vivid and interesting memories of the Glasgow Corporation baths at Maryhill. This important multi purpose complex was the centerpoint for many of us who lived, played, and grew up around it. As a gangling youth and seventh in a family of 14 it was often my alloted task to deliver our huge family washing, to the steamy attached to this public facility,
Bundled and wrapt in alarge bed sheet this was loaded on to our old remaining four wheeled and sprung baby pram which I gamely pushed all the way from the butny to Garbraid Avenue via the canal.
Inside the steamy waiting was Ma, she had a stall and space allocated to her for a limited period, the place lived up to its name, in this cold climate high level hissing of preasurised steam being liberated to heat large tubs of cold water created a climate of bedlam. to The dirty claes were immersed in the bubling couldrin and with a stick Ma would fish each peice out and scrub it.before hanging it all in the drying cupboard,from there to the ironing board and at dayes end I would load the neat and tidy package back on the pram and journy back to Lochgilp street.

The baths were attached and for a few pence I could have a bath on a Friday and leave behind all the grime accumulated from a weeks work in the foundry, The swimming baths was popular and crowded My last memory of this facility was at a time during the war when it had been taken over by the authorities as a community center . The pool had been emptiedand boarded over and a clinic had been set up

Gerry Mc Grade

Gerry Mc Grade | Tue Oct 04 2005

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Hi I was brought up in Maryhill since I was 5 Im now 46. I knew an Ian Munro who attended the same school as me --St Marys.Ian lived in the Butney in Whitelaw St.

Brian Barry c/o Keogh | Mon Oct 03 2005

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can anyone help me find an ian munro or lorna munro of maryhill road or maryhill area

sheena | Fri Sep 16 2005

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can anyone help me find an ian munro or lorna munro of maryhill road or maryhill area

sheena | Fri Sep 16 2005

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Hi the writeing was great and true because i actually live in maryhill on 7 lochburn rd maryhill maryhill and the barracks i a great place me and my friends go out to play round the barracks because thats were most of them live i am only 11 just incase you were wondering when i said me and my friends play round there but any way thank you for putting in about my community

Francie Milligan

Francie Milligan | Sun Sep 04 2005

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I grew up in Maryhill, the wee tour from Queens cross to the Butny brought back to me many fond memories I went dancing Saturday nights at the Town Hall I was a proud member of the library and watched the football in the park opposit the Roxy cinema where as a very young person we saw weekly eposods of Flash Gordon Claymen and Tarsan I was born in a tenement house #10 Cottar Street and swam many times in the cannal, I trained at Geordy Duggans boxing in the botny and remember the old mens home in Bantaskin street before it was demolished I remember the blackening works and lady Cambells estate. My school was hit by a German land mine and lots of my fellow class mates died as victims in Kilmun Street . Oh I feel I could go on for ever about Maryhill Gerry Mc Grade Gold Coast Australia

Gerry Mc Grade | Tue Aug 30 2005

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Im interested in finding out about local history anecdotes for a school project relating to the Kelvindale area such as education( Kelvindale Primary or the Hyndland Annexe) or anything else in the area and am also interested in finding out more about the industries along the Forth and Clyde Canal around that stretch. Does any one know anything about a freestone quarry at Balgray and a quay for it which was built in 1825 near the Kelvin aqueduct or anything about the Kelvnside Brickworks which were at the top of what is now Cleveden Hill any help would be appreciated.

Patricia Cox | Sun Aug 14 2005

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I grew up in Maryhill,lived at 99 Wilton St and 66 Kirkland St. When the Wyndford was built we got a new house. My mother is still living in that house. The old one in Kirkland St. and the others on our side of the street were demolished.I went to Dunard St and North Kelvinside schools. The latter now totally gone.I went to the swimming baths and can remember going to the wee shop in the tenement opposite to buy sweets after a swim. I remember going through the old railway tunnels next to the Kelvindale paper mill and canal viaduct. I remember a toy shop where I used to buy my action man toys in the late sixties.Just at the junction down to the gas works in the Butney. I have so many fond memories of growing up there, very similar to many of other visitors to your site.

Robert McCheyne | Mon Aug 01 2005

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I I LIVED IN BALFOUR STREET 1948/1967 I WENT TO GAIRBRAID SCHOOL THEN EAST PARK SCHOOL ANYONE REMEMBER ME

mary jackson | Wed Jun 08 2005

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I am interested in Maryhill, as my great-grandparents lived here. They were Frank and Sarah Andrews, who lived at 181 Gunlodde Drive at the turn of the century. They had 1 daughter at the time, Margaret. All three sailed to America on the Caldonia and arrived in New York on November 25, 1907. They planned to stay with Frank's brother, James Andrews in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Any information on my great-grandparents would be very much appreciated.

Mary Ellen Passione | Thu May 26 2005

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I am interested in the Maryhill section because that is where my Great Grandparents came from. They were Archibald Reid (born October 27, 1848) and Elizabeth Miller (born March 1852). They had a daughter Flora who married my Grandfather, John Olsen. If anyone knows anything about them or their family please contact me.

Bill Olsen | Wed May 11 2005

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My name is john reid and Iam the head coach and secretary of the maryhill harriers,I just want to let all in maryhill and beyond know that the club is still alive and strong,with a membership of around 30,many who compete not only everywhere in the U.K.
but also abroad,and are all proud to let all know the name MARYHILL.Now over 100 years old the club is going from strength to strength with many of the juniors of Maryhill taking part and looking for more,so if you would like to get fit in Maryhill we are here and waiting.

John Reid | Sun Apr 10 2005

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maryhill is where i grew up. my mum brought me to london when i was twelve,i'm now 31. i missed maryhill so much i visited last year with my daughter who's sixteen. she enjoyed the sites as much as did. i hadn't been back in 17 years and met a friend whilst visiting who i hadn't seen since i was 6. can't wait to visit again. farewell.

patsy ballantyne | Sun Mar 20 2005

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Thanks so much for this wonderful article on the history of Maryhill. I am just learning the genealogy of my family and find my grgrgrgrandfather and mother came to Maryhill from Ulster and died there; he in 1859 and she in 1880; and my grgrgrandparents started married life there too. While so much has transpired since the early days when they called Maryhill home it is a real joy to learn all I can of this area! Thanks again.
Jean P., USA

Jean P | Fri Mar 11 2005

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I was so excited to find the wonderful photo of Lock 25 at Maryhill. My great-grandfather John Smith was lock-keep at Lock 25 for many years. We don't know when exactly but my grandmother, who was born in 1893 the eldest of nine, grew up at the lock-keep cottage and went to Gairbraid School. They kept cows to supplement their income and she delivered milk in the neighbourhood before school and was often late and punished by the headmaster (his name is somewhere in my notes). She married my grandfather and they lived on Balfour Street where my uncle and father were born. My grandfather George Abbott worked as a journeyman rivetter at John Brown (and other shipyards) on such ships as the Aquitania and the HMS Hood before the shipbuilding industry took a downturn and he then sold coal door to door. They emigrated to Canada in 1924 and my beloved grandmother, who lived to 99 1/2 years, told me stories all my life about Maryhill and life on the lock. I consider myself very fortunate to have grown up in a wonderful jovial close-knit Maryhill-transplanted extended family in Montreal. I visited Maryhill and the locks just two years ago, and while only the White House and another lock house remain and Garbraid School is a wreck and 76 Balfour is no more, it was not hard to picture things as they were from the stories my grandmother told me with such fondness. When my husband and son and I went into a store to buy cold drinks beside 29 Sandbank where other relatives had lived, the storekeeper asked if we were tourists. We don't get many tourists around here, she said. The thing is I didn't feel like a tourist, not like I usually feel in a place I've never been before. As I walked over the hill from the locks to Garbraid School I imagined my grandmother in 1905 rushing to get to school on time. Her brother Bill used to wait at the Girl's Entrance and ask the headmaster if he could get the strap in her place. He went overseas at 16 in the Great War and survived a week and my grandmother mourned her dear brother all the days of her long life.

Kate Abbott Bird | Thu Mar 10 2005

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I was so excited to find the wonderful photo of Lock 25 at Maryhill. My great-grandfather John Smith was lock-keep at Lock 25 for many years. We don't know when exactly but my grandmother, who was born in 1893 the eldest of nine, grew up at the lock-keep cottage and went to Gairbraid School. They kept cows to supplement their income and she delivered milk in the neighbourhood before school and was often late and punished by the headmaster (his name is somewhere in my notes). She married my grandfather and they lived on Balfour Street where my uncle and father were born. My grandfather George Abbott worked as a journeyman rivetter at John Brown (and other shipyards) on such ships as the Aquitania and the HMS Hood before the shipbuilding industry took a downturn and he then sold coal door to door. They emigrated to Canada in 1924 and my beloved grandmother, who lived to 99 1/2 years, told me stories all my life about Maryhill and life on the lock. I consider myself very fortunate to have grown up in a wonderful jovial close-knit Maryhill-transplanted extended family in Montreal. I visited Maryhill and the locks just two years ago, and while only the White House and another lock house remain and Garbraid School is a wreck and 76 Balfour is no more, it was not hard to picture things as they were from the stories my grandmother told me with such fondness. When my husband and son and I went into a store to buy cold drinks beside 29 Sandbank where other relatives had lived, the storekeeper asked if we were tourists. We don't get many tourists around here, she said. The thing is I didn't feel like a tourist, not like I usually feel in a place I've never been before. As I walked over the hill from the locks to Garbraid School I imagined my grandmother in 1905 rushing to get to school on time. Her brother Bill used to wait at the Girl's Entrance and ask the headmaster if he could get the strap in her place. He went overseas at 16 in the Great War and survived a week and my grandmother mourned her dear brother all the days of her long life.

Kate Abbott Bird | Thu Mar 10 2005

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I have enjoyed reading this feature on Maryhill as my father grew up there. I was hoping someone could provide information on a book he has mentioned about the history of Maryhill. I am hopng to get it for him for christmas as he lives in Australia now. Any books on Maryhill would be of interest. Thanks for the great feature.
Lucy Rowland

Lucy Rowland | Sat Oct 30 2004

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This a great feature on Maryhill .I was born and grew up up the Gillshie hill which at that time was the second highest piont in Glasgow.I worked in construction when Bryant&Mays expanded i was an apprentice electrician,i remember opposite the canal bridge there was the cooper i used to stand there and wach them makingthe barrels when i came out of Bryant &Mays

cameron gill | Thu Sep 16 2004

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I enjoyed Feature on Maryhill,I walked along canal to work at Gleniffer Engines at Temple many years ago,the state of the White House is sad,my uncle James Devlin managed it from about 1930 to mid 50,s it was a very well run pub.It must be about oldest builing in Maryhill. Many Maryhill people were killed in the air raids in 1941. Regards David Brown Whitby Ontario.

David W Brown | Fri Sep 10 2004

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Sept.3/1939,a nine year old laddie,I was told to take a dauner,from Avenel
Road,Knightswood,to the Coke Ovens,
in Maryhill {?Butney Brae?] for a bag
of charcoal. As I did not dauner very
fast,it was dark when I arrived home.
Barely a light to be seen,no street
lights,and most of the houses "blacked
out" It was then I learned we were at
war.
I enjoyed this "overview" of Maryhill,
a great wee history lesson.
Glasgowwestend,keep up the good work!
It is much appreciated by myself,and I
dare to say,a great deal of Daunerers
like myself.

Dave,
Coquitlam,B.C.

David | Thu Sep 02 2004

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I remember being one of the Shakespeare Street School pupils lined up along the road when Princess Margaret opened the Wyndford Housing Scheme on the site of the Barracks...but what about the most famous person to visit the site - and not even mentioned?
Rudolf Hess, Deputy Fuhrer of the Nazi Third Reich, was imprisoned briefly in the guardhouse (which still exists at the Barracks gate) after he flew from Germany and parachuted into Scotland with a peace offer which was meant to end the Second World War.
Worth a mention, no?

Roddy Forsyth | Wed Aug 25 2004

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I grew up in Maryhill and as I read this I could see it the way it was with the H.L.I in full regalia,and Princess Margaret coming to Inspect them ,also Field Marahall Montgomery coming to the barraks,and the Paper mill ,and the railroad down Kelvindale Rd which Iam told no longer exists

Margaret Rolland | Mon Aug 23 2004

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5 responses to “Maryhill Article – archived comments”

  1. Helena Blaney says:

    My mum and Dad Patricia and Andrew Carmichael bought a place in shakespear street Maryhill northkelvin side part glasgow. I would like to trace exactly where the house was as I was born there and lived there till I was 3. If anyone remembers them also. I know there was 4 in a sandstone block.

    Thank you.

  2. Helena Blaney says:

    Sorry I meant to say it was in the 1950’s

  3. Joanne McDonald says:

    Does anyone remember Carrickcarden St, between Maryhill and Great Western Rd?
    My Mum Margaret Cummings lived here till the earl 60’s,she went to Napiershall St school.
    She had an older Brother David Cummings who was killed in 1953 caused by falling off Kelvinbrige? Her best friend was Georgina Henderson.

  4. Angela Cassidt says:

    I grew up in Mary hill 90 Rolland Street from 1963 to 1972 when I moved to England as my dad had no work hi name was Francis Cassidy and my mums name was Annie Cassidy nee Milligan my grandad lived there as well his name was Peter Milligan

  5. Yvonne says:

    Looking for Grace brown/robertson known as gracie .She stayed on Scotia street 1959 ,gave birth to a baby boy at this time.Would like to here from anybody who knew her.

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