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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
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Peter Brown | Fri Mar 28 2014
Scott Houston | Fri Mar 28 2014
Myra Nelson | Tue Feb 18 2014
wilma | Mon Feb 17 2014
Al | Wed Feb 12 2014
David Smith | Fri Feb 07 2014
Shirley Wright | Wed Feb 05 2014
If you can help, please get in touch. Thanks
Fi Mac | Sat Feb 01 2014
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Arne (Sonny) Craven | Wed Aug 28 2013
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jennifer | Mon Jul 22 2013
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Myra Nelson | Fri Nov 23 2012
Joan Price | Fri Nov 23 2012
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
elaine mcneil | Fri Nov 02 2012
Myra Nelson | Tue Oct 30 2012
Myra Nelson | Sat Oct 27 2012
Myra Nelson | Thu Oct 25 2012
Myra Nelson | Wed Oct 24 2012
Peter Conway | Sun Oct 21 2012
Margaret Sharp nee Burnside | Wed Oct 10 2012
Peter Conway | Tue Oct 09 2012
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 | Mon Oct 01 2012
Roseanne nichol | Sat Sep 29 2012
Margaret Sharp nee Burnside | Mon Sep 24 2012
helen | Sun Aug 19 2012
a Andrew Quigley | Sat Aug 18 2012
MARJORY STEWART | Tue Aug 07 2012
alex taylor | Sun Jul 15 2012
alex taylor | Thu Jul 12 2012
maureen kelly | Tue Jul 10 2012
Pat Byrne | Sun Jul 01 2012
Colin Urquhart | Thu Jun 21 2012
Derek | Tue Jun 05 2012
GORDON THOMSON | Wed May 16 2012
maryhill.juniors | Mon May 14 2012
Billy Marshall | Sun May 13 2012
Maureen Rodgers | Sun May 06 2012
MARJORY STEWART | Fri Apr 27 2012
Pat Byrne | Fri Apr 20 2012
Pat Byrne | Thu Apr 12 2012
Fiona McCartney | Fri Mar 16 2012
Any information on her would be greatly appreciated I am trying to trace relatives. Please email me at email@example.com
Hannah Phillips | Mon Mar 12 2012
Di Ablewhite | Tue Feb 14 2012
s.ainslie | Sun Feb 12 2012
joe mclaughlin | Sun Feb 05 2012
tom | Fri Feb 03 2012
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
jaki main [o’hara] | Thu Jan 26 2012
denis o brien | Sat Jan 21 2012
Cathie Sharp Fox | Tue Jan 17 2012
Cathie Sharp | Mon Jan 16 2012
martin mailley | Wed Jan 11 2012
christine nicol nee boyle | Sun Dec 11 2011
colin wallace | Sat Nov 26 2011
Julia Lloyd (Graham) | Sun Nov 06 2011
Elsa | Sun Nov 06 2011
elaine weldon///johnston | Wed Nov 02 2011
Ailsa Hume | Tue Nov 01 2011
Duncan Ferns | Mon Oct 31 2011
maria melville(docherty) | Sat Oct 29 2011
Greig Stewart | Sat Oct 29 2011
Jackie Morris | Wed Sep 28 2011
ian mcglone | Mon Sep 26 2011
Duncan McPherson | Sun Sep 25 2011
Katrina | Sat Sep 24 2011
brian horsfield | Sun Sep 04 2011
Joe McIntosh | Sat Sep 03 2011
Martin Foley | Wed Aug 31 2011
mags c | Mon Aug 29 2011
Hugh Smillie | Wed Aug 17 2011
Jean | Tue Aug 16 2011
s.ainslie | Sun Aug 14 2011
Jillian | Wed Aug 03 2011
ANNEMARIE SMITH NE BURKE | Sun Jul 31 2011
Also the Hart family from Whitlaw street around 1889
Carmel Peterson | Fri Jul 08 2011
John F. | Sun Jun 19 2011
Traci Beaudry | Tue Jun 14 2011
john johnston | Fri Jun 10 2011
angela | Sat Jun 04 2011
Sylvia Hyam | Sat May 28 2011
billy rollo | Thu May 26 2011
i hunter | Mon May 09 2011
ann mcfarlane nee souter | Mon Apr 25 2011
stuart fyfe | Sat Apr 09 2011
ann mcfarlane nee souter | Mon Apr 04 2011
Shawnee Brown | Sun Mar 06 2011
jackie towers | Mon Feb 28 2011
Peter Brown | Sun Feb 27 2011
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
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 Mac Allister | Fri Feb 11 2011
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.
John Pettigrew | Sat Feb 05 2011
john caldwell | Tue Feb 01 2011
jimmy pelosi | Thu Jan 27 2011
helen conway | Sat Jan 08 2011
John | Tue Jan 04 2011
peter smith | Wed Dec 29 2010
iain white | Wed Dec 29 2010
john johnston | Mon Dec 27 2010
Peter Liddle | Tue Dec 21 2010
derek a gill | Thu Dec 09 2010
Betty, McSporran | Wed Dec 08 2010
Frank McCapra | Mon Dec 06 2010
frank Hackett | Sun Dec 05 2010
JT | Wed Dec 01 2010
Alice Duffy nee Hewitt | Sun Nov 28 2010
gordon wylie | Sat Nov 13 2010
martin | Sat Nov 06 2010
Lynn | Sat Nov 06 2010
Bill Brannan | Fri Oct 15 2010
suzanna webster | Wed Oct 13 2010
janice moir nee clinton | Sun Sep 26 2010
walter howat | Thu Sep 23 2010
suzanna webster | Mon Sep 13 2010
mandy dickson | Thu Aug 26 2010
Hugh Smillie | Sat Aug 21 2010
Robert Haveron | Sat Aug 21 2010
Hugh Smillie | Fri Aug 13 2010
Dougie Black | Fri Jul 30 2010
BRIAN KIMMETT | Wed Jul 28 2010
Derek Joyce | Sat Jul 24 2010
Anne | Sat Jul 24 2010
ian irwin | Tue Jul 20 2010
julie | Sun Jul 18 2010
Duncan Ferns | Fri Jul 16 2010
Amy | Wed Jul 14 2010
christine napier | Wed Jul 14 2010
ian irwin | Sun Jul 11 2010
Robert mcKenna | Sun Jul 11 2010
nancy kelly | Fri Jul 09 2010
Jim Skimins | Thu Jul 08 2010
Patty Bain-McCaw | Sat Jul 03 2010
terri | Tue Jun 29 2010
rose melvin | Wed Jun 23 2010
david crabbe (now david leslie | Sat Jun 19 2010
Ray McLeod | Tue Jun 15 2010
rose bradley | Sun Jun 06 2010
IAN | Thu May 27 2010
Roy Loughran | Thu May 20 2010
franco mcgoohan | Tue May 11 2010
L Fergusson | Mon May 03 2010
Margaret Sinclair-Werling | Thu Apr 29 2010
Mary McGibbons | Wed Apr 14 2010
If you think this is your ancestors, give me a shout! John
John Wilson | Sat Apr 03 2010
janet young nee walker | Fri Mar 26 2010
Nan Carney | Thu Mar 18 2010
donna mckenzie | Sat Mar 13 2010
Mary Paton | Fri Mar 12 2010
E.CLARK | Tue Mar 09 2010
E.CLARK | Mon Mar 08 2010
geofae the real butney | Sat Feb 20 2010
Laurence Aitken | Thu Feb 18 2010
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
Joseph Barton | Mon Feb 15 2010
DMC | Mon Feb 08 2010
Marjory Stewart | Thu Feb 04 2010
Catherine McIntosh | Mon Feb 01 2010
Josephine Coghlan | Wed Jan 27 2010
Sonja | Mon Jan 25 2010
Donnie Finnie | Thu Jan 21 2010
Sonja | Wed Jan 20 2010
"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
Margaret Moore (Diver) | Sat Jan 09 2010
John Potter. | Fri Jan 01 2010
John Clark | Wed Dec 30 2009
hannah c | Sat Dec 26 2009
Tarnii Stewart | Tue Dec 22 2009
Simon Graham | Mon Dec 21 2009
Joan Nicklin | Sun Dec 06 2009
Tarnii Stewart | Sat Dec 05 2009
toby sweeney | Fri Dec 04 2009
irene wilson (clark) | Tue Dec 01 2009
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
Margaret O\’Neill | Fri Nov 27 2009
rena graham | Sun Nov 22 2009
rena graham | Sat Nov 21 2009
Linda Brighton | Wed Nov 18 2009
louise clark | Mon Oct 26 2009
Bobby Dougan | Sun Oct 18 2009
Catherine Wallace | Tue Oct 06 2009
Sandy Boyle | Thu Sep 24 2009
james dickson | Tue Sep 22 2009
susan martin | Fri Sep 11 2009
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 | Thu Sep 03 2009
eddie rookes | Wed Aug 26 2009
Debra Knowles | Sun Aug 23 2009
Deirdre Murray (nee Cameron) | Tue Aug 18 2009
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
Eric Callaghan | Wed Aug 12 2009
Gordon Sutherland | Tue Aug 11 2009
Robb | Sun Jul 26 2009
Leanne Wallace-smith | Wed Jul 22 2009
Scott Higgins | Sat Jul 04 2009
Nicola Forrester | Thu Jun 25 2009
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
Rebecca | Sat Jun 20 2009
Ann marie Stewart | Wed Jun 17 2009
DON THOMSON | Mon Jun 08 2009
FRANKIE MCLUCKIE | Mon Jun 01 2009
ruby | Sat May 23 2009
holly | Sat May 23 2009
RUBY | Sat May 23 2009
Holly | Sun May 17 2009
Kathryn Orr | Fri May 15 2009
Iza | Wed May 13 2009
Susan Carney | Wed May 06 2009
david coyle | Thu Apr 30 2009
Alistair McCulloch | Fri Apr 24 2009
Sandy Boyle | Thu Apr 23 2009
Brian Rodden | Wed Apr 22 2009
Jeannie Manton (nee Callaghan) | Tue Apr 14 2009
isabel andersonj | Sun Apr 12 2009
Duncan Ferns | Thu Apr 02 2009
Duncan Ferns | Mon Mar 30 2009
Peter Brown | Wed Mar 18 2009
Lynda Findlay | Sat Mar 14 2009
Peter Brown | Fri Mar 13 2009
Peter O’Curry | Wed Mar 04 2009
Tarnii Stewart | Mon Mar 02 2009
mick barber | Wed Feb 18 2009
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
mac | Tue Feb 17 2009
Anne | Mon Feb 16 2009
mac | Sat Feb 14 2009
Elizabeth McElhatton nee Hepbu | Wed Feb 11 2009
M.MCGINLEY | Tue Feb 03 2009
angela | Tue Feb 03 2009
Lynne McInnes | Thu Jan 29 2009
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
Dee Wilson | Sat Jan 17 2009
david mcinnes | Mon Jan 05 2009
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
phyllis neeson | Sun Jan 04 2009
jay o’brien | Tue Dec 30 2008
geofae the real butney | Thu Dec 18 2008
e hamilton | Sat Dec 06 2008
ron mckay | Mon Dec 01 2008
Norrie Livingstone | Wed Nov 19 2008
lorraine smith | Wed Nov 19 2008
James | Mon Nov 17 2008
Robert Watson | Wed Nov 12 2008
Elizabeth McConnell | Sun Nov 09 2008
billy richardson | Mon Nov 03 2008
jaki main [o’hara] | Sun Nov 02 2008
Diane Murray | Wed Oct 29 2008
marie hannah (o’brien0 | Mon Oct 27 2008
phyllis neeson | Sun Oct 26 2008
Leanne Wallace-smith | Sat Oct 18 2008
Gordon Bell | Fri Sep 26 2008
KAREN | Mon Sep 15 2008
alex | Sat Sep 13 2008
Louise | Mon Sep 01 2008
June Scholz | Fri Aug 08 2008
David Thompson | Sun Aug 03 2008
Robert mcKenna | Sat Jul 26 2008
Suzanne Clark | Tue Jul 22 2008
elizabeth gray | Tue Jul 22 2008
Jackie Shearer | Wed Jul 16 2008
tommy blair | Fri Jul 11 2008
Betty Plowman [nee Docherty ] | Tue Jul 08 2008
e hamilton | Sun Jul 06 2008
Tracy | Fri Jun 13 2008
Alexis Kyle | Sat Jun 07 2008
Christopher McGregor | Wed Jun 04 2008
Thelma Riley | Sat May 31 2008
Brian Collins | Mon May 26 2008
sheena mckay | Sun May 18 2008
janet obrien | Thu May 15 2008
Hugh O’Hagan | Mon May 12 2008
chrisie | Tue May 06 2008
Brenda lang-Pascoe | Tue May 06 2008
Liz | Mon May 05 2008
jim steen | Tue Apr 22 2008
hugh boyle | Sun Apr 13 2008
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
Helen | Sat Mar 22 2008
Margaret Sinclair-Werling | Mon Mar 17 2008
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
Matthew Hurding | Fri Mar 14 2008
Yvonne Whitlock | Wed Mar 12 2008
Angela | Sat Mar 08 2008
Margaert Rolland | Sat Mar 08 2008
andrew harvey | Fri Mar 07 2008
Carol Lobo | Fri Feb 08 2008
Bob Startup | Wed Feb 06 2008
Jim Harper | Sat Jan 26 2008
dave anderson | Sun Jan 20 2008
Douglas Orr | Thu Jan 17 2008
Jim Inglis | Tue Jan 08 2008
Hunter Reid | Tue Jan 08 2008
phyllis neeson | Sun Dec 30 2007
IAN CAMPBELL | Mon Dec 17 2007
Paul Shanley snr | Fri Dec 14 2007
Andrew Mumro | Sun Dec 09 2007
maggie mcgready (connors) | Sat Dec 08 2007
janice | Thu Dec 06 2007
John.Mc Manus | Mon Dec 03 2007
peter n divers | Sat Nov 24 2007
broadley | Sat Nov 10 2007
John Potter. | Tue Nov 06 2007
Kieran | Tue Nov 06 2007
Bobby Pool | Sat Nov 03 2007
misty banana | Thu Oct 25 2007
brian innes | Thu Oct 25 2007
David | Tue Oct 23 2007
lesley proudfoot | Sun Oct 21 2007
katy heslop | Fri Oct 19 2007
Maria Nugent | Thu Oct 11 2007
Margaert Rolland | Sat Sep 29 2007
Gerry Mc Grade | Mon Sep 24 2007
Stuart Jenkins | Sat Sep 22 2007
dennis firstname.lastname@example.org | Fri Sep 21 2007
Jimmy Macfarlane | Fri Sep 21 2007
marie inglis | Fri Sep 14 2007
PATRICIA MCGIBBONS | Wed Sep 12 2007
brian bews | Tue Sep 11 2007
Yvonne Soan | Sat Sep 08 2007
innes campbell | Fri Sep 07 2007
Jo | Fri Sep 07 2007
tina clark | Tue Aug 28 2007
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
janice | Tue Aug 14 2007
Francesca Gimshaw | Mon Aug 13 2007
Alex Melrose | Sun Aug 12 2007
Ed Haggerty | Sat Aug 11 2007
lorraine obrien | Wed Aug 08 2007
cheryl O’B | Wed Aug 08 2007
jack dash | Thu Aug 02 2007
Edward Murphy | Wed Aug 01 2007
Tracy | Tue Jul 31 2007
Jimmy Macfarlane | Sun Jul 29 2007
dennis thompson | Tue Jul 03 2007
Val King | Wed Jun 27 2007
georgina mcdonnell | Sun Jun 24 2007
james (jim) beattie | Sun Jun 17 2007
janice | Wed May 30 2007
mary cosgrove | Thu May 24 2007
Mary Nichol | Sat May 19 2007
Bryan Patterson | Sun Apr 22 2007
pauline | Thu Apr 19 2007
Lee Brown | Tue Apr 10 2007
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
joseph Maccauley | Sun Apr 08 2007
rocky | Thu Mar 29 2007
Bob McDonald | Tue Mar 27 2007
Colin Mc Clymont | Wed Mar 21 2007
Susan Peat | Sun Mar 18 2007
Irene Anderson | Mon Mar 12 2007
walter hutchison | Fri Mar 09 2007
Deborah Hill | Tue Mar 06 2007
graceinglis | Wed Feb 28 2007
michelle | Sun Feb 25 2007
mr mcginley | Tue Feb 20 2007
elaine reid | Mon Feb 12 2007
jim rooney | Thu Feb 08 2007
Strathcarron | Tue Feb 06 2007
Maggie Sinclair | Tue Feb 06 2007
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
Lesley Frame | Sun Jan 28 2007
Donna | Thu Jan 25 2007
Karen Campbell | Wed Jan 24 2007
james | Fri Jan 19 2007
Eddy Cavin | Tue Jan 09 2007
andrew | Wed Dec 27 2006
susan | Tue Dec 26 2006
Ross Atkinson | Sun Dec 24 2006
Howard Keegan | Tue Nov 21 2006
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 | Sun Nov 05 2006
jean kennedy (nee blunn) | Sun Nov 05 2006
Helen Robertson | Sat Nov 04 2006
F Grimshaw | Sat Nov 04 2006
Diane Carroll | Thu Nov 02 2006
Isobel Harton | Thu Nov 02 2006
john | Tue Oct 31 2006
Billy O’Brien | Mon Oct 30 2006
Dee Short | Sat Oct 28 2006
Margaert Rolland | Fri Oct 27 2006
bear | Tue Oct 17 2006
Bradley | Sun Oct 01 2006
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
ann aire | Sun Sep 24 2006
Betty Smith | Wed Sep 20 2006
Janet Smith | Wed Sep 20 2006
susan | Mon Sep 18 2006
BILLY MELROSE | Sun Sep 17 2006
janice | Fri Sep 15 2006
Gillian Connelly | Wed Sep 06 2006
eddie rookes | Wed Sep 06 2006
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
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 | Tue Aug 29 2006
PAUL | Sun Aug 20 2006
victor thomson | Tue Aug 08 2006
harry conaghan | Thu Aug 03 2006
Mr A Khwaja | Sun Jul 30 2006
Paula | Thu Jul 20 2006
janice | Mon Jul 17 2006
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?
sam cairns | Thu Jul 13 2006
janice | Thu Jun 29 2006
billy hall | Mon Jun 26 2006
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?
Jamie | Tue Jun 20 2006
Iain Hutchison | Sat Jun 17 2006
Angie Mc | Fri Jun 16 2006
Angela Murphy | Thu Jun 15 2006
Hugh Green Kerr | Sat Jun 10 2006
chris | Wed Jun 07 2006
Linda Allan | Sun Jun 04 2006
jane muirhead | Wed Apr 26 2006
hughie boyle | Sun Apr 16 2006
sylvia mills | Wed Apr 12 2006
hugh boyle | Fri Mar 31 2006
Margaret Green | Sat Mar 25 2006
john ball | Tue Mar 21 2006
carol davies nee findlay | Mon Mar 20 2006
john fraser | Wed Mar 15 2006
Lesley | Mon Feb 27 2006
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.
Robert John Henderson | Sun Feb 19 2006
John Barber | Thu Feb 16 2006
John Roddy | Wed Feb 15 2006
Ena Ross | Mon Jan 30 2006
Ruth Templeton | Thu Jan 05 2006
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
mary malcolmson | Fri Dec 16 2005
john ball | Thu Dec 08 2005
Rena Kelly (Wilson) | Thu Dec 08 2005
john bradley | Wed Nov 30 2005
Sarah Howitt | Tue Nov 29 2005
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
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…
Brian Robertson | Mon Oct 31 2005
George McCall,Ont,canada | Tue Oct 25 2005
Katherine Kelly | Fri Oct 14 2005
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
Brian Barry c/o Keogh | Mon Oct 03 2005
sheena | Fri Sep 16 2005
Francie Milligan | Sun Sep 04 2005
Gerry Mc Grade | Tue Aug 30 2005
Patricia Cox | Sun Aug 14 2005
Robert McCheyne | Mon Aug 01 2005
mary jackson | Wed Jun 08 2005
Mary Ellen Passione | Thu May 26 2005
Bill Olsen | Wed May 11 2005
John Reid | Sun Apr 10 2005
patsy ballantyne | Sun Mar 20 2005
Jean P | Fri Mar 11 2005
Kate Abbott Bird | Thu Mar 10 2005
Lucy Rowland | Sat Oct 30 2004
cameron gill | Thu Sep 16 2004
David W Brown | Fri Sep 10 2004
David | Thu Sep 02 2004
Roddy Forsyth | Wed Aug 25 2004
Margaret Rolland | Mon Aug 23 2004
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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.
Sorry I meant to say it was in the 1950’s
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.
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
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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