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The Gorbals: A New Glasgow Suburb

Looking for any information about my granddad Dave Rogers he was born in the 50s and always spoke about his life in the Gorbals. I think he was married to a lady called Margaret that’s all I know.

Abby | Wed Sep 03 2014
Does any one remember 15 Toryglen Street Oatlands Glasgow my father Edward (EDDIE) Taylor lived there from 1927 to 1964 Mother Betty

David Taylor | Wed Aug 20 2014
Does any one remember 15 Toryglen Street Oatlands Glasgow my father Edward (EDDIE) Taylor lived there from 1927 to 1964 Mother Betty

David Taylor | Wed Aug 20 2014
Hi I am looking to get in contact with Andrew Mccourt he grew up in the gorbals if anyone has any information please send me an email thanks

Nicola | Mon Aug 04 2014
My Great Aunts Susan and Bitty Murphy where school teachers in the Gorbals in the 20s,30s and 40 s.Has anyone heard of them

William | Tue Jul 01 2014
Nice to hear about the old gorbals I was born in lawmoor street in 1943 and went to camden street school and adelphi street school my old pal at the time was vincent devlin and he went to bonnaventure street school iwonder what became of him I also remember mr dodds the under taker who sold ice cream from his front window I also remember a friend of my mom annie galacher my was called betty and my dad was raymond Quail we moved to dennistoun in 1953 they then moved back banbridge co down in 1965 I would like to hear from anyone who was arround at that time cheers

bobby Quail | Thu May 29 2014
Nobody on site from living and enjoying the 1970s

chip | Wed May 28 2014
My Mum was born in 1910 and brought up in Dalintober Street. Her parents were Helen (ne Paulin) and David Aitchison. Anyone know the family?

Margaret Urquhart | Fri May 23 2014
My grandparents lived at 26 Camden Street in the very early 1900s. Does anyone have any photographs from that time or even from later on? If anyone knows of any website that has photos or information on Camden Street and that locale I would appreciate getting the links. Thanks.

Maria Parton | Fri May 23 2014
Does anyone remember the Moore family from Hospital Street. Father and don killed in separate traffic accidents near Cumberland street railway bridge

Peter. M | Wed May 21 2014
Born at 221 Caledonia Road Trying to find my cousins Letty & Agnus Mitchell went to Oatlands Primary School around 1956 their Mothers maiden Name Letty Rankin.

Pat McAteer | Thu May 08 2014
I’m looking for descendants of the Fortune family from around Hutchesontown.My Grandfather was Andrew and siblings were Euphemia.Willie,John,Jeannie,David,Sarah and Jamie.Their parents were John and Maggie(Moran).I only ever met my Uncle David that I can remember.but there must be other family members out there.Would love to hear from you wherever you are!

jill fisher | Mon May 05 2014
Would like to hear from and living member of the Liddell Family or those connected to them. My father was James Liddell born in 1940 and lived at 100 Sandyfauld Sreet. His mother and father ware John Liddell and Susan Liddell (Gilligan) please contact me on [email protected] [email protected] or by phone on 07963592456

Sean Liddell | Fri May 02 2014
Anyone looking to trace family should maybe vist Blessed John Dunn Scotas rc chapel in Ballater street Gorbals, Records go back a long way, Covers old st lukes and St Frances

Dany | Mon Apr 21 2014
Would like to know if anyone knows my family my fathers name was willie hay who married my mother Catherine sweeney my dad had 2 sister I think jinty and jeanie my mum had 3 brothers I think pat, dom, john any information would be good

Linda Hay | Wed Apr 02 2014
hi my name is Helen Docherty my mums name was Helen anderson brought up in the gorbals my granny Helen Anderson was brought up in the gorbals with benny lynch my mum still has the picture off granny Anderson her mum with benny lynch sitting on her telly when she was a wee girl benny was about ten months old and my granny Helen Anderson was about ten.my granny as she got older she had a family of her own had a girl she was called Sadie Anderson lynch she was called after bennys mum Sadie. Sadie died very young after my granny made a pot of soup and shouted up the close to bennys mum telling her to come and get some Sadie pulled the soup of the table and died because of her burns we are just starting our researth but my mum still tells us the stories and when a look at the pic in mums house you look at bennys wee fists and say hes a boxer and this is a true fact.helen Docherty

docherty | Sun Mar 30 2014
my mum worked in glasgow for a jewish couple max and toby levine in glasgow around 1950.i think they owned a factory.they had 2 daughters sophie and?.who would be in their seventies now.would love to hear any news of them.

kathy rice | Thu Mar 13 2014
My father Thomas Charles mcinally was brought up on Norfolk st. The tenements still there today. His fathers family took him in. My granny meanie McPherson was an ur married mother. She came and took him back when he was 5′ he never seen his dad again. This is the name on his birth certificate. His father was Thomas mcinally.

Alison fisher | Tue Mar 04 2014
does anyone have ANY information about a born 1929 CONNELL THOMAS M HUTCHESONTOWN GLASGOW CITY/LANARK 644/15 0308

deb | Mon Mar 03 2014
Just found this site again …Wrote a part in 2008 boy how time flies ..I beleive some-one was trying to get hold of me but couldn’t ..Im still at the same e mail address would love to hear from any-one who knew me …Left in 1960 from castlemilk to come to canada …Lived in Ballater st went to Adelhi Terrace also lived in Cumberland St ..How I miss the old days and awe ma friends they were the good old times could never replace them…Its true what they say there’s no place like home and they’ll always be a glasgow toon.

irene dumbreck | Fri Jan 17 2014
I am related to the Gilles on McNeil st in the Gorbals one of whom is seeing a young lady with the last name of Moffat Who Irene Gilles is my cousin Her mother was a Dodds and her uncle Willie Dodds live near caledonia rd in the 1990,s Would like to hear family data from Moffat, Dodds, Etc;

John M Moffat Sr | Sun Dec 15 2013
Lived in elmfoot st and went to the wee st bonaventures school from 1955 to 1960.any body remember me from those days . Thomas timoney now aged 63.

Thomas timoney | Thu Nov 21 2013
I am looking for my grandfather Joseph Murphy ball who was born on hogan field street in the gorbals in the early 19th century.i know that he is probably passed away but I am looking for any family members or anyone know anything about him.his parents were Irish.

Angela ball | Mon Nov 18 2013
Im looking for info on my grandad, born joseph boyle in 1938 gorbals glasgow. He was adopted by Rooneys who im sure were from bo’ness west lothian. Sadly this is all I know as I found out after he passed away. I was only 17 at the time.

Tony | Sun Nov 03 2013
Im looking for info on my grandad, born joseph boyle in 1938 gorbals glasgow. He was adopted by Rooneys who im sure were from bo’ness west lothian. Sadly this is all I know as I found out after he passed away. I was only 17 at the time.

Tony | Sun Nov 03 2013
Interesting article. I’m looking for any information on the Gibsons and Neils that lived in no. 30 Florence Street.

Lorccán Duignan | Mon Oct 21 2013
Interesting article. I’m looking for any information on the Gibsons and Neils that lived in no. 30 Florence Street.

Lorccán Duignan | Mon Oct 21 2013
Looking for a woman her birth name was Christine Mackenzie.her sister would like to meet her https://m.facebook.com/groups/255454923371?view=group&ref=bookmark&__user=1388379559

James grieve | Sun Sep 29 2013
the simpson family came from Eastkilbride, if anyone knew of them or know anything of them then please email me: [email protected] thanks

Caitlan | Sun Aug 11 2013
I’m caitlan, i’m 15 years and i’m trying to find out information on m mums side of the family. She tells me her family were the biggest family in Scotland at one point. They were the Simpson family, if anyone has any info about them or know of any of them could you please let me know. Thanks

Caitlan | Sun Aug 11 2013
I lived in 167 caledonia road, was born in hospital street 1950…went to camden street primary. Remember well miss Ferguson my teacher and the wonderful Mr.Scott the headie, he was a gent who taught me a lot. Dad was Tommy Easdon mum was Isa my wee sister was Susan. Moved to jamieson st. govanhill in 1962 as the clearances were starting…..anybody remember any of us? we were a big family mainly from gorbals st…granny susie easdon weans tommy, micky george john isa margaret chick, mary

isabel easdon | Sat Aug 03 2013
Looking for anyone related to Issac Kerr (1900-1999). Thanks 🙂

B.Kerr | Mon Jul 22 2013
Hi,my dads girlfriend was called Mary ?

Annmarie Wilson | Wed Jul 10 2013
Hi,does anyone remember my dad Thomas Rutherford,he was born in 1939.His brothers were Donny & Jimmy and his sisters were Ena & Margaret.I think they livedin Shawburn st.Also my dad had a girlfriend who had a child to him in the 50’s.she died shortly after this in an accident(i was told it was a motorbike accident.I was also told the child was in the care of her parents.If anyone has any details i’d appreciate this,as i’m trying to locate my half brother or sister.cheers

Annmarie Wilson | Wed Jul 10 2013
Does anyone know the present whereabouts of Charlie Foy (formerly of Crown Street) who was an evacuee staying with the hodge family in Drumley, Ayrshire??

John Findlay | Mon Jun 10 2013
Was a very interesting read, a real eye opener for me,as to life in the Gorbals. I am researching my ancestors who lived in the Gorbals, surnames being Runciman, Hunter,Davidson,McDonalds back in the 1800 and 1900’s.My mother was adopted and immigrated to Australia when she was six years of Age. Any one know these surnames ? Cheers Sandra.

Sandra Green | Mon Jun 03 2013
Hi,I am the daughter of Mary Bernadette Lynch.Last known address was Calder street govenhill 1971 .please I beg you all ask about,someone must no her.please help me find my family. Jean Lynch (born 26/09/1971) PLEASE HELP x

Therese Richardson(Lynch) | Fri May 17 2013
My maternal grandfather, Robert Crawford Wilson, was born and raised in the Gorbals – late 19th century – but went to sea at 13 and eventually became Chief Engineer on a merchant ship. I know he had a sister, Agnes, who later lived in Milton. He married (1918) my grandmother, Theresa Cassidy, from Liverpool and they lived many years in East London, raising four daughters. Is there anyone out there connected with this Wilson family?

Carol Nunan | Wed May 15 2013
Hi my name is Anne Houston nee Spicer, I was born and brought up until the age of six in Coburg St, I was very friendly with Anne (nee) Watt and family South Portugal ST and Ruth MacCormack and family either South Portland St or Portugal St ? memory is hazy….but would like to hear from any of these families, Anne Watt moved to South Africa and we kept in touch until the early seventies…

annemhouston | Sat May 04 2013
I am trying to locate information on a young woman, Julia Sinclair (formerly Yakstis) who lived in Thistle Street around about 1940s until her death in 1947. She was 21 years of age when she died. Her married name was Clemenson. She had a half brother whose name was Joseph Sinclair (formerly Sendzikas). I am doing family tree research and Julia’s name has come up in my search. I am just trying to find out a bit more about her. Many thanks.

Allison McLean | Tue Apr 02 2013
i know its a long shot. My gran, ethel horton her brothers thomas allistair, francais james alfie ..they lived in commercial rd. My gran was born in 1921 to my great grandparents mary and thomas ..she attended st lukes for a wee while before moving to dennistoun and st marys school…would love to see old photos of st lukes..fellow classmates and the fountain and garden my gran remembers playing in across from were she lived..anything will be very much appreciated!! lou

lou | Tue Feb 26 2013
Around 1960 was 11 yrs lived in ingelfield st ,remember the Whites lived in carfin st .the Dochertys (Neil was impailed on a spike when he fell of a wall playing in the back) Patersons shop across the road Wheelers bakers and a lot more …just remanising

Catherine Coll | Wed Jan 16 2013
Looking for anyone who new of anybody called Gatens who lived in the gorbals .

gmgatens | Thu Nov 22 2012
My Nan Mary Clancy lived in the Gorbals, she was also daughter of Mary Clancy living at 76 Centre Street

Phil Graham | Thu Nov 08 2012
Anyone remember Catholic priest Cornelius O’Leary of St John Parish? Said to have been one of first to criticise the ‘concrete jungle’ of the high-rise slums the Cooncil built?

ocosgrove | Sat Sep 29 2012
Looking for a James Gallacher who was in the (Royal) Navy in the 50s and may even have been an officer. He was born about 1927 and was in London for a while in 1954, but not sure of his movements thereafter.

Sally Walker | Thu Sep 13 2012
Hi Looking for information on my grandmother Sarah Lynch she had a sister Kathleen and her parents were Paddy lynch and Mary Coyle. Born early 1900’s. She was badly burnt as a child living in the gorbals. Any info gratefully received please email me [email protected]

Cat Cantlay | Wed Aug 15 2012
Hi Looking for information on my grandmother Sarah Lynch she had a sister Kathleen and her parents were Paddy lynch and Mary Coyle. Born early 1900’s. She was badly burnt as a child living in the gorbals. Any info gratefully received please email me [email protected]

Cat Cantlay | Wed Aug 15 2012

STEPHEN MULLAN | Sun Jul 29 2012

CATH | Sat Jul 28 2012
I was employed as a Pawnbroker at The Eglington Pawnbroking company at 311 Cumberland Street, Gorbals in 1962 for 5 years and have now openend a Funeral Home at 156 Crown Street, Gorbals Is there anyone out there have any old Photo’s of Cumberland Street that the could e.mail to me. The Gorbals was one of the best places to work forme.

Frank J Lynch | Tue Jul 10 2012
Does any one remember Father Berard ,A franciscan friar in Saint Francis Chapel. Date circa 1947-1951

alexander linndsay | Wed Jul 04 2012
Wish to bring to the attention of Ian Mitchell a point in regards to his book The Gorbals: A New Glasgow Suburb That the Kosher Restuarant in the Gorbals was called GENEEN’S not GREENS. Cheers.

Maureen | Mon May 21 2012
does any1 know anyting bout my family they stayed in the gorbals in the 1950; 15 kids in the 1 family name feeney

feeney | Thu May 10 2012
I am trying to find relatives of my granny. They lived in Hospital street then I believe Norfolk Court, Gorbals. Annie and Joe McCourt they had quite a few weans, Arthur, Michael and more. Any information would be great. Thanks

maggie mcpherson | Mon Apr 30 2012
Remember the George cinema sat morn mattinees? sixpence a time. Also Gorbals st swimming baths where you would buy mussels under the arches when you came out. Also remember queing for the bath once a week. Born in Lawmoor st then moved to Inverkip st no 3 above a sawmill and across from the whiskey bond which was full of stray cats

carol | Sat Mar 31 2012
Just remembered the old St Francis school as well before the knocked it down and moved us to Black Friars school. We then went into the newly built StFrancis Primary. I was a member of the Pipe band for years with happy memories of Father Campion and his work with the youth of the aera.

Willy Devlin | Thu Mar 22 2012
Hi I moved to 263 Cumberland Street and lived there till the council destroyed the community during the great clearance!….they moved us to the new houses at Oregon Place where my Mum and Dad still live today. We were a family of 7…Bernadette, Billy, Geraldine, Michael, Maria, Tony and Celine Devlin! Mum Isobel and Dad Willie. Im now 53 and have happy memories of the area. The Blarney Stone…St Francis Church and School….then went to John Bosco secondry. The Greek Thomson Building is still a disgrace and the council should get a shot not doing anything with it….they have now driven a motorway right through the heart of the Gorbals now….when are they gonna stop!

Willy Devlin | Thu Mar 22 2012
doing a family tree looking for info on a sarah hagan who was irish and lived in caledonia rd married john fin or phinn in the 1800s thanks

margaret thomson | Tue Mar 20 2012
my mum was born in hospital street 1922 and lived there with her 2 elder sisters. janet, marion and sheila grant. parents: john and catherine. my grandfather tram driver. when my grandfather died at a young age the family moved to live with their uncle. my mum’s brothers were willy, george and john. george buchanan the mp and john buchanan the glasgwegian gp. willy worked in the sewage works near the shipyards?? anyone know or remember this family would love to hear from you.

janet mills | Sat Mar 17 2012
Hi, It’s a very long shot, but I’m looking to try and find any old school friend’s or relatives from the early 50″s. I was born in Carnoustie Street, and the family name was Wither. I attended Carnoustie Street Primary School in 1951 & 1952. My aunt was “aunty Anne” known to almost all kids, locally. Anyone who may have attended the school, or recalls that area and remembers the Withers, please let me know. David Thomson

David Thomson | Tue Feb 28 2012
played football in the rosie done the jumps stayed in the dampies loved the gorbals great childhood

chip | Wed Feb 22 2012
great sight st lukes then big bonnies 1973 to 1985 jinky cookie ridgy and big flo class acts

chip | Wed Feb 22 2012
My Grandfather emigrated to the Gorbals in the early 20th century. He had to flee Czarist Russia. He fought in WWI, and we just found two of his old metals. We also found an article that he had a fruit shop on Thistle Street and had been robbed by two teens way back in the late 50’s he was already a 65 year old man. He lived on Camden Street until 1987, when he died at the age of 95. My mother was born in 1946 and lived in the Gorbals on Camden Street until she came to America at the age of 16 to live with her older sister Ruth. Their last name was Schumacher and unfortunately they have all passed away, now. This was a great article for me to connect with my family history on my mother’s side which really has always been somewhat of a mystery to our family. I did visit Camden Street as a child, a couple of times to visit my Grandfather,who was a very loving person. I always considered myself more Italian because my father is from Italy and he has a big family. After reading this article and seeing the wonderful history of the Gorbals, I truly feel blessed to have strong Scottish roots, and I look forward to taking my family to visit the Gorbals in the future.

Anthony Vecchia | Sat Feb 11 2012
really enjoyed this site i believe my dad was a cousin of benny lynch other fanily nanes were Killoran and GrattanWOULD APPRECIATE ANY NEWS I

rgrattan | Fri Feb 10 2012
I lived at 100 Camden street from the early 60’s to 67, then we moved to Pollok. We are the O’Neills, nettie, eddie, Edward, Brian, Joe, Myself. Looking for any photos of Camden street, we lived above the Camden Bar and would love to hear from any old neighbours or friends.

David O\’Neill | Thu Feb 02 2012
hi gerry im alex your cousin.your dad was my uncle willie.your dad had 3 other broters mick,sammy alex.and a sister jean.we lived in kellas st.hope this helps

lennox | Thu Jan 19 2012
This is a fab site,I am the daughter of Mary bernadette lynch,now 65,lived in Calder street govenhill hill in 1971,all I no is that she worked as a waitress,and my father was a joiner ,and he new I was born.my mum adopted me through st Margaret ‘s in Glasgow in the oct of that year……….Now I am 40 any information will make it a wee bit of hope to m e (PLEASE help me. Find my family,I feel so lonely with no background of my real family,………The Lynch family from Govenhill…………. Please help thank you”

Therese Richardson(Lynch) | Sun Jan 08 2012
I am looking for information about a line of cinemas in glasgow in the early 1900s owned by the mclarens, where jack smart got his first break as an entertainer during the interval

wendy mclaren | Wed Dec 21 2011
I lost contact with my cousins Mary and Alice King who lived at 380 Rutherglen Road around 1960. Their parents names were John and Julia King. Alice married John Lennon who was a baker at City Bakeries. I live in Auckland New Zealand. Does anyone know where I can contact them?

Michael King | Sun Dec 11 2011
I was born in Govanhill St, Govanhill in 1941 Went to Victoria Primary School just up thr road. My teachers were a Miss Muir, Miss Armsrtrong, Miss Howie, Miss Gordon and a Miss McDonald – they could all ‘draw the strap’ well. Ring a bell with anyone?

William | Sun Dec 11 2011
What a lovely site. I’m helping an older Irish man seeking information about his friend Sadie Quigley, born in Co Louth, who lived in Florence Street in the Gorbals. As I understand, she left for Canada in about the early 1960s. Would appreciate any information that might lead to her. Thanks!

Kathryn | Tue Dec 06 2011
Can any one help me, I read a book about a guy called Razor Eddie from the gorbals and would like to get a copy. Regards, Steve.

steve jay | Fri Dec 02 2011
Greatgrandparents David Shaw and wife Marion Miller lived on Florence and Crown St. Our Grandfather David was born on Cumberland St. Would be thrilled to hear from anyone from Shaw or Miller families or anyone who may have known them.

Bonnie Suchan | Sun Nov 06 2011
My grandmother comitted suicide March 31st 1918 in Norfolk Street Glagow. We have no idea why she was there and who she was with who else lived in the house, She had left 2 children in Hastings some time after the 1911 census one being my father under 2 years old. can anyone help?

Christine | Mon Oct 31 2011
Came across this site by accident, its excellent. I am doing research for a friend in Seattle. Does anyone know the family who lived in 125 Hospital Street in the early 1950s, any info would be helpful.

joan spring | Sun Oct 30 2011
i was born in 1944 camden st then lived 83 naburn st went to camden st school then strathbungo school mum was ina cassidy dad tom gillies left when i was 19 lots of my family still live in gorbals wish i was one of them lov the place

margaret cox | Sat Sep 17 2011
i was born in 1944 camden st then lived 83 naburn st went to camden st school then strathbungo school mum was ina cassidy dad tom gillies left when i was 19 lots of my family still live in gorbals wish i was one of them lov the place

margaret cox | Sat Sep 17 2011
My dad Andrew Nelson was born and brought up in the Gorbals. His dad was the janitor at a school I think it was jessie st or bessie st. He married Elisabeth Henderson. he had a sister Bessie I think who married a doctor in callendar her married name was McDougal Can anyone help

andrea nelson | Fri Sep 09 2011
im looking for my half sister elizabeth souter sweeney who lived at 33 abbostford place in 1954 or does any one no her dad tommy sweeney our mothers name was betty souter and she had awee brother thomas who died at four months. thanks ann mcfarlane nee souter

ann mcfarlane nee souter | Wed Aug 31 2011
Thank you for a really interesting article. I am trying to find information about my grandparents’ families. My grandfather, John Repontini, lived at 70 Eglinton Street in 1940/1941. My grandmother’s name was Janet Wood Scott McGuffy and they had 4 children: Nanette, John (Reg), Dolly and Ronnie. They changed the family name by deed poll to ‘Scott’ in Feb 1941 and later relocated to Plymouth in Devon. Any information at all would be very helpful. My mother (Nanette)was born in 1935 and remembers attending the primary school near Eglinton Street but can’t remember the school’s name. John also had a brother called Anthony Respontini who changed his name to Anthony Baxter in Apr 1941. Thanks!

Lianne Steer | Thu Aug 25 2011
Glad i stumbled upon this site, very interesting reading which evoked fond memories for me as i was born in the gorbals in 1966 and attended both st lukes and john bosco schools. Proud to be a gorbalite, awra best and long live the gorbals. james duke

james duke | Wed Aug 17 2011
Fantastic site. Great to read the stories, some from way back in time. i remeber the orange glow from Dixon Blazes. Enjoy

IAN (JOCK) FRASER | Tue Jun 28 2011
trying to find out who lived at 107 east nelson street glasgow july 1881 or dourice 645 gallowgate glasgow

john | Sat Jun 18 2011

STEPHEN MULLAN | Sun May 15 2011
We stayed in the tenaments at the corner of Cumberland St and Eglington Street between 1964-1970 before being moved out to Cumbernauld in what they used to call ‘the overspill’. My siblings and I attended Abbotsford Primary School for all of our primary education. I remember the big wide pavements and the cars used to park right up the middle of the road and the ‘Polis Boax’ outside the close. Hardy’s car showroom was across the road and our Dr was a Dr Freedman. Our Dad worked for the railway before joining ‘the Corpie buses’ as a conductor and made driver and worked out of Larkfield Garage. He was also a Black Hack taxi driver. Upstairs from us were the Orr Family , right Orange Lodge people , you always knew when they arrived in the close , as they used to shout “Opee-en” , I think they moved to Carnwadrick. Happy Days!!

Dave Forbes | Tue Apr 19 2011
Hi,can anyone help me ,born in pasiley 26/9/1971,my mother lived at calder street govenhill ,at this time.She work as a waitress.Do you no this family…..the name lynch is very big in the gorbals…..please help me find my family……thankyou so much

Therese Richardson(Lynch) | Tue Apr 05 2011
Hi,can anyone help me ,born in pasiley 26/9/1971,my mother lived at calder street govenhill ,at this time.She work as a waitress.Do you no this family…..the name lynch is very big in the gorbals…..please help me find my family……thankyou so much

Therese Richardson(Lynch) | Tue Apr 05 2011
looking for friends brenda watson and kathleen scott maiden names. went to john bosco secondary school in 1980’s. both girls got married lost touch. living in ireland now. my name used to be gallagher. would love to get back in touch.

norah mcgrenaghan | Sun Mar 27 2011
I am researching the history of the Hughes family who lived at 30 Green St plus any further information going back to Ireland. My father Wiliiam Hughes was born on 30 Sept 1919. He attended St Johs between 1925 – 31 and St Mungos between 1931 – 37. He died on 28 Dec 2001. He had a brother George and two sisters Jean and Greta. The father George Hughes was born on 26 December 1893 and died 11 July 1961. The mother Janet Hughes, maiden name Murray was born February 1893 and died about 1975. My father moved to Leicester about 1940. The brother George moved to Tadly Hants but the two sisters lived in Glasgow all their lives. I would welcome any other information that anyone else can give. Many Thanks.

Derek Hughes | Sat Mar 05 2011
i was born in the gorbals in 1951 and still live in the gorbals and i would like hear from anyone who knows me

james dundas | Wed Mar 02 2011
ive been looking at my family history and have found my great grandmother Mary thomson Young) lived at 146 hospital street in the Gorbals and she was also married at this adress, marriage was in 1885, was 146 hospital street any thing in particular or just Houses? also my grandfathers family the Langs originally from South York St(moffat Street)Michael Lang and Catherine (brandon) Lang married in 1892

Andrew Lang | Sun Feb 06 2011
I was born in 1955 at 146 Hospital street which was my Granda’s house. I never lived there as my parents had a house in the West End, but My granda, my eldest brother and an assortment of aunties and uncles lived there until the tenements were demolished around 1969 . My grandas’s name was Charlie Gibson, and my brother was Chic Gibson , my uncle Ronnie Gibson,(he was deaf) auntie Gwen, and Auntie Margaret lived there as well. Did anybody know them ?

Dee Saunders | Sat Jan 29 2011
should have stated this was the 1950s

Robert Mullen | Mon Jan 24 2011
Any one remember the Mullen family from Thistle Street ,dad worked for B.R Polmadie

Robert Mullen | Sun Jan 23 2011
great fantastic was born in crown st but d0i0dnt really now it my mum gr0an great gran lived there carey x

moia | Tue Jan 18 2011
Hi Wondering if anybody can help me i lived in Knightswood but early 1955 i was sent to Moffat St home as my brother had TB my sisters and brother have tried in vain to find out anything about this and was hoping someone would know what we were doing at that home We all attended St Bonaventures Primary and Secondary Schools while we were there. There was one amusing incident where my older sister and brother went into Glasgow Green and mistook the People’s Palace for the Botanic Gardens and thought they had discovered how to get home thanks

mary.mckeown | Mon Jan 03 2011
Great to get a bit of background on Glasgow.My mother’s parents Robert and Jessie (Cumming) Mossman ,( parents were publicans in the Gorbals),left 21 Abbortsford Place for West Austalia in about 1902. I am now trying to fill in some missing detail on the female side of the tree, Kerr and Cumming in particular. Slow progress but great learning experience.

Malcolm Doig | Fri Dec 10 2010
Looking for information on descendants of Patrick & Ann Gallacher(Davey). They had Patrick, James, William, Mary Ann, John & Susan (Sarah). Mary Ann married Charles Kain and John married Margaret Fay from Co Down (she later returned to Co Down. John her husband died in 1938 in Florence Street. Patrick died in 1915 in 185 Waddell Street and Ann died in 1917 in 167 Renfrew Road. Thank you

Janet Gallagher | Mon Dec 06 2010
Hello! I’m hoping that someone may remember the Gallacher family, specifically Theresa Anne Gallacher who was born in 1935 or 1936. She had an older brother and sister and a younger sister. She lived in Canada in the mid 1960’s but I don’t know when she left for Canada and if she is still there. Help

Lisa Ventrudo | Fri Dec 03 2010
hi everyone, i need help, could anyone tell me the name, and where i can get some pics, of the old pub i think it was the ‘chevalier arms’ in the gorbals, i use to go there back in the 50’s when i sailed up there on the ‘blue funnel ships’ also can anyone tell me where i can get some pics of the ships in king george v dock, glasgow, i live in OZ now, thanks

frank hughes | Sun Nov 28 2010
Interesting article about the Gorbals in Glasgow it is amazing how much history is around this area. compared to where I live their is now deep history. thank you for sharing the article with us.

Wiz Khalifa | Thu Nov 25 2010
im trying to find out information about the former adelphi terrace school on florence street for a college project. is there anyone who went to the school or has any information about it and could help out with memories of the place, photographs, information etc? i would be extremly grateful for any help. thanks.

ross mccleary | Fri Nov 05 2010
i was born in queen elizabeth sq in 1967, have loads of fond memories

donna moore | Sun Oct 31 2010
Aggie nash 12 portugal st Ada Maccormack 80 south portland st James maccoramck 76 hospital st i went to gorbals 1ry in 1959 ruth

ruth | Sat Oct 16 2010
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