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Stuball

The Nolly Barge is still on the go... if it isn't down at the British Waterways building, it must be away up at Kirkintilloch or even Falkirk
cybers

Think it was at Falkirk last month m8
BrianCasey

Still rambling on about the Firhill Basin.  From 1999-2002 there was a project to re-instate the Forth&Clyde Canal and Union Canal.  Some work was done on the canal bridge at Firhill Road.  I found this picture on an archive of the web site that the Millenium Link had going about that time.  I think it must date about 2001/2002.

ruby tuesday

camp bar

please bear with me new to this the camp bar is in camperdown st corner of garscube road it was owned by allan rough goalkeeper of partick thistle he ran the pub with his brother
   
BrianCasey

Ruby Tuesday, Did you see my post in this stream on 6 Dec, where I wrote
"The New Camp Bar was at the corner of Camperdown Street and Garscube Road.  This picture is looking West from Garscube Road. In the distance, you can see the back of St Columba's Church, Hopehill Road. Camperdown Street was a short street between Barr Street and Hopehill Road.  It was demolished and the site is now occupied by the Arnold Clark car Showroom".

There may also be other things there that you could fill out...

I had forgotten that Alan Rough and his brother had owned it... Amazing how things get forgotten, and then something like this stirs up our memories...
wirrie

maryhill

The Strathmore at Maryhill RD/Rolland St Other pics of Henderson St Mount St and Napiershall St
wirrie

The Grapes was in Henderson St/Garriochmill Rd. The pub at Dick St I think was Mcleods.    cheers
EddieB

The pic taken beside the old Dairy showing Mays stores (my first job aged 11) was taken from henderson street viewing not only mays stores but the communinty center which I believe still stands today:0
Cecil

Fjord wrote:
cell wrote:
pottle wrote:
kev wrote:
Some pictures of cinemas in the area





Hi
M,mmm What are these guys doing I wonder?
I presume this must be 'The George' 'in St George's Road
in 1957 or 58.
The movie they are showing is a Rock Hudson movie or is it?
I can only go by the title and gay Rock before his gayness was known to everybody and by that time it was too late,and he snuffed it of aids.
The George is Still here as a Snooker Hall or has it changed over the period of time.
''The Star'' was next door to  Barnados and further up was the famous''Roxy''
The Elephant and Bugle pub now takes its place,thats if its still there?


Is that a section of the Forth Rail Bridge on the roof!? Does anyone know the story behind that?


Mibbies a promotional stunt for the 1959 remake of 'The 39 Steps' with Kenneth More?


Hi,
I was told, in the early 80's, that there was a model of the fourth rail bridge hidden in the roof of the George, by a guy who reckoned he had been up there, he said it was built by the previous owner.  I tried to find out a bit more a few years ago without any joy, until now.  Fantastic, still no idea why he built it, and I wonder if it is still up there.  

Thanks

C
Cecil

I found a bit more info here, now that I know the name http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/glasgow/norwood.html

"The cinema was sold to George Palmer in 1945, and renamed George. In 1958 it was sold to ABC, who sadly removed the model bridge, and modernised the facade."

seems the guy who told me that he had seen it was mistaken, big time, there is a couple of photographs on the link that show before and after shots of the facade, the new facade is not large enough to contain the model of the bridge.

C
ron fraser

the cambridge and gran cinemas

the cambridge cinema in Maryhill photos was on New City Road not Cambridge Street which was around the corner.  Also the Grand Cinema in another photo was a wonderful place.  The building was also a beautiful tenement with the entrance on Stewart St.  I was born there.  Ron
kev

Will
pottle

Re: the cambridge and gran cinemas

ron fraser wrote:
the cambridge cinema in Maryhill photos was on New City Road not Cambridge Street which was around the corner.  Also the Grand Cinema in another photo was a wonderful place.  The building was also a beautiful tenement with the entrance on Stewart St.  I was born there.  Ron



With all this nostalga going on it's nice to see that there's more than just me that loves places from Glasgow's fine past.
When I worked in New City Road in the mid 1960s I remember seeing the work guys erecting the scaffoling for the flyover.Little did I know then that this was the beginging of the end of Glasgow as I knew it.
Little did I realise at that time what all this really meant.
With customers leaving the shop for good and the takings dwindling each every week told me that the end was close and that in time Galbraiths was on a sticky wicket.
My first personal indication was the deliveries that I did everwhere around the New City Road area as that too was slowing down and was loosing the tips daily.Least Goldmans,the Hairdresser was still trading well as was Galls and the Chinese Restaurant at the corner of Scotia Street was doing well.That was the Shanghai in the New City Road.Can't remember the other shops that were there and who was the first to board up.Maybe it was Radio Rentals or was it Garbetts,the pet store?
It was a sad day for me when that shop closed down as all my early memories were there.
Here's a pic from 283 Maryhill Road and this is Mrs Skimmings and the fruity poster.
This pic was taken in 1974 or 75.
Not sure what the premises is now tho yet another chunk of my working life gone down the swanee.
There's another person in this pic and if ya look very careful like and too the left you can see the blonde head of Marie standing at the cashdesk.
Can't tell if she is serving someone,if thats the case then there's 3 people in the pic.
Galbraiths closed for good in 1987 or there abouts.
This shop closed in 1975 or 76 and then I transfered to 245 Byres Road for my sins.
Vinny the Mackem

Great pic! I wonder if anyone with appropriate software could mirror image this? Interesting to see what's in the reflection!
pottle

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
Great pic! I wonder if anyone with appropriate software could mirror image this? Interesting to see what's in the reflection!


Hi Vinny
Ah,the mirror image good idea that one.
The reflection might just show up the Bookies which was opposite
the shop and that pub which was on the corner.
This  is in a bad way and very grainy.Least it survived all these years and maybe someone might know where they are now?
This was all the staff that I had back then.
These was more staff in its hayday when Maryhill was a thriving community to work in.
Next door to Galbriaths was Allans,the Furniture place and next to Allans was the Cafe with Rodger and his maw.
They actually decanted when his cafe closed on the opposite side of Maryhill Road.Was it called'Queens Cafe?''
Is that cafe still there?
I remember'Mays Stores'and there was this guy called Roy Niven who worked next door to Mays Stores.
Further down further the Road was 'McCartens,the record shop.
Mr McCarten was a fine gentleman who loved his Birds Eye steaklets.
He was the only customer who liked these things and when he went into Gartnavel Hospital my steaket supply came to a halt.He wrote me a letter saying to order the steaklets in as he was getting out of Hospital,sadly it didn't happen as he passed away the day I got the letter.
I'll never forget that letter as it was very touching.
Not sure what happened to his wife guess she just sold up after he passed.
Such as life,as they say
pottle

[quote="pottle:65253"]
Vinny the Mackem wrote:
Great pic! I wonder if anyone with appropriate software could mirror image this? Interesting to see what's in the reflection!





Here's a pic that might bring back some memories to some who went to
Napiershall Street school.
The Janny's wash hoose.Before it became the Janny's hoose it was where the boys played their games as it was an empty area for playing Sougee's.
The best Janny on the planet worked here and his name was,Mr Jolly
Jolly by name, and Jolly by nature.It was a sad day when he passed away.The whole of Napiershall Street came out in their droves to say farewell to a great guy
There was a better area for playing sougee's/ soldiers in the girls play area,but ya only did that after school hours or the Heidee got ya.
Many times I got caught by Mr Thompson and that strap that awaited me.Got the strap many times and not from only Mr Thompson as others were out to get me including,Miss Frazer.
Man,she just loved me and never a day passed without my strapping good style.
It was many years later that I saw Miss Frazer and the thought of getting her came into focus.
This came about when I was the undermanager at the Galbraiths in Byres Road.
I saw her and my mind raced to revenge.
Everyday she came in for weeks and I spyed her and up I went to the crows nest and watched her  like a hawk.
After the first couple of weeks I gave up and spoke to her.
She even remembered my name and that was no mean feat.
I asked her the question about getting the strap everyday.
She paused and then she answered like a teacher ''Well,you must have deserved it''Guess I never forgotten that remark.
pottle

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Here's a pic of my old Church at Raeberry Street.
Knocked down so many years ago and think it's houses that now occupies the space.
Stuball

It wasn't that long ago.... 4 or 5 years, maybe 7 tops
pottle

Stuball wrote:
It wasn't that long ago.... 4 or 5 years, maybe 7 tops


The pic was taken in 2001.
norrie

Hi Pottle, is this the area where the church stood

Kirkland st, Raeberry st, May 2009
pottle

norrie wrote:
Hi Pottle, is this the area where the church stood

Kirkland st, Raeberry st, May 2009


Hi Norrie
Ya,it's the same place as thats where the church once stood just at the corner of Kirkland Str.
What I don't know is when the church met it's doom?
Nice pic tho.
Thanks Norrie for the up to date pic.

Here's another pic of the church and this entrance was for the kids.
pottle

pottle wrote:
norrie wrote:
Hi Pottle, is this the area where the church stood

Kirkland st, Raeberry st, May 2009


Hi Norrie
Ya,it's the same place as thats where the church once stood just at the corner of Kirkland Str.
What I don't know is when the church met it's doom?
Nice pic tho.
Thanks Norrie for the up to date pic.

Here's another pic of the church and this entrance was for the kids.

Delmont St Xavier

pottle wrote:
[



Here's a pic of my old Church at Raeberry Street.
Knocked down so many years ago and think it's houses that now occupies the space.


Is this the Raeberry Street United Free Church of Scotland church?
Eddy

It's been a wee while since I was on on this site but I've a new laptop, so no excuses.
Great to see so many familiar images on this thread: almost everything posted here by Kev has been lifted from postings by me on this site, Hidden Glasgow and Glasgow Guide.
Now I don't mind sharing, passing things around but hey, a bit of credit might be appropriate. Like most on these sites I've lifted things but usually acknowledge the owner/origins of the snaps. Strepadair was asked for, and gave me permision to use his snaps of St George's Rd in my talks. I posted links to his marvellous work on Glasgow Guide.
Many of the snaps are from my own family album - the wee boys on p3 are l-r my wee brother, me and our pal George Hamilton; the New Camp Bar was one of a collection given my boss; the pub and shop adverts are from my Jags programmes; the snaps of Henderson St were given by an old school-friend; the fire at St George's Cross were given by a retired fireman etc etc.
I've just been given a selection of snaps taken at the junction of St George's Rd and North Woodside Rd in the late '60s which I'll get round to posting anon. Feel free to copy and circulate.

Le durachd,

Eddy
kev

Hi Eddie
If I can clarify...I was given a disc with a load of images by a guy I know a few months ago who hailed from Maryhill and knew I liked old photos of the city....I have no idea where he got them from but thought the good people of UG might like to see them...I had no idea any of these were related to anyone ...how could I .....If you wish me to remove them I shall do so ...I like a few others on here go out and shoot a lot of stuff around the city and post them which makes UG so good which I assume some others will copy and use which I have no problem with and certainly dont want any recognition for
PM me if you want them removed
Regards ..Kevin
Eddy

Thanks Kev, please leave them them up. I think we may have a mutual friend as I've given discs with "my" whole collection to a few friends.
I'll get round to answering the questions re location etc posed by you and others.

-the snap of me and my brother is at 29 Oakbank Terrace in 1955
- the Camp Bar was on the corner of Camperdown St and Garscube Rd
   and, as the Goal Post, was owned by Alan Rough
- the police station was on the bottom corner of Camperdown St

More later.


Durachdan,

Eddy
norrie

Hi eddy, nice to see you back on the board
Look forward to seeing more of your stuff
Thanks for the Ok to copy, I will  of course credit them to you
cybers

I never seen an OK to copy just an OK for them to exist on the board ...
norrie

Hi cybers, check post 8.54pm 11th March, last five words, feel free to copy and circulate
I always ask for permission to copy, only been knocked back twice by the same person on this site and the same person on another site
Eddy

Sorry Norrie but my refusal to use any of my stuff on Gleagca Pals still stands. They take everything and slap 'copyright Glesga Pals' on it - that's not the spirit on which we post and share.

Durachdan,

Eddy
Beano

Eddy wrote:
Sorry Norrie but my refusal to use any of my stuff on Gleagca Pals still stands. They take everything and slap 'copyright Glesga Pals' on it - that's not the spirit on which we post and share.

Durachdan,

Eddy
Eddy...I would have to agree with you on that, sharing is okay but the idea of another person sticking their copyright on your work is not on mate.
cybers

norrie wrote:
Hi cybers, check post 8.54pm 11th March, last five words, feel free to copy and circulate
I always ask for permission to copy, only been knocked back twice by the same person on this site and the same person on another site


Eddy wrote:
Sorry Norrie but my refusal to use any of my stuff on Gleagca Pals still stands. They take everything and slap 'copyright Glesga Pals' on it - that's not the spirit on which we post and share.

Durachdan,

Eddy



OOPS

Perhaps WEBMAISTER missed that one...

Eddy I agree whole heartedly the whole gimme a fiver to post your own photos and we will steal copyright of that site sticks in my craw as well...
norrie

Hi Eddy, Ok I will abide by your descision
xxx zos xxx

Eddy wrote:
Sorry Norrie but my refusal to use any of my stuff on Gleagca Pals still stands. They take everything and slap 'copyright Glesga Pals' on it - that's not the spirit on which we post and share.

Durachdan,

Eddy


I totally agree.  My images were taken and slapped with that same "Glesga Pals" stick.  No more, everything gets watermarked for that purpose now.  I'm not a meany I just like to be asked first, it's common courtesy after all  
Stuball

I've heard this said often and I have looked around 'glesgapals' but have never actually found anything because the navigation is dreadful and makes no sense at all
Stuball

But lets leave it now.... this is a thread about Maryhill of the past
Eddy

Re: the cambridge and gran cinemas

Gone.
norrie

Hi eddy, thats a great photo, I have never seen that one before now
Eddy

The block in the pic is still there but apart from the Woodside Inn on the corner, everything else has changed e.g. Hoey's is now a Tesco Metro. We certainly didn't have anything as common as a tattoo parlour when I was a wee boy growing up in the area.
The pub , bottom right, is the Abington Bar; it's the site of the Jaguar garage and showroom now - the street's long gone.

Durachdan,

Eddy
norrie

Hi eddy Ok, Now I know exactly where it is
The Maryhill Halls? are on the same side as the  pub?
pottle

norrie wrote:
Hi eddy Ok, Now I know exactly where it is
The Maryhill Halls? are on the same side as the  pub?


The Methodist Halls is on the same side as the pub.
Great pic of the Galbraiths and was not Bannermans,the chemist not there also close to Hoey's?
Bannermans was also further up opposite The Blythswood Cinema and when the building came down Bannermans moved further down Maryhill Road.
Next door to the pub was a Bookies.
Eddy

Yes, Community Central Halls - previously the Methodist Church - are on the same side as the pub.

Durachdan,

Eddy
Stuball

You can't really see it on that picture, but the pavement infront of that block is slightly lower than the road
norrie

Methodist Halls thats the name
Fireman

I've only recently discovered UG and this thread in particular today - and what a delight its been for me!

I lived with my parents at 281 St Georges Rd, above the Bank of Scotland from 1960 when I was 7 until I moved out after joining Glasgow Fire Service in 1972. These pages have brought back so many warm memories for me, as they have obviously done for many of you - Woolies in New City Rd, Mays Stores, The George Cinema, the Bertie fish & chip shop, the Maryhill Road fire in November 1972 - where my Mum's friend, Alice Mulgraw died, the Phoenix play park, which we knew as "The American Swings", but don't ask me why.  

And even though I'm on dial-up and each page takes an age to load its been worth every minute waiting.

What really made me sit up though was the picture below of my pride & joy, my Austin 1800S parked on the waste ground opposite my parents house - loved that car!  

kev wrote:
Eddy

Gone.


Eddy
pottle

Eddy wrote:
Fireman wrote:
I've only recently discovered UG and this thread in particular today - and what a delight its been for me!

I lived with my parents at 281 St Georges Rd, above the Bank of Scotland from 1960 when I was 7 until I moved out after joining Glasgow Fire Service in 1972. These pages have brought back so many warm memories for me, as they have obviously done for many of you - Woolies in New City Rd, Mays Stores, The George Cinema, the Bertie fish & chip shop, the Maryhill Road fire in November 1972 - where my Mum's friend, Alice Mulgraw died, the Phoenix play park, which we knew as "The American Swings", but don't ask me why.  

And even though I'm on dial-up and each page takes an age to load its been worth every minute waiting.

What really made me sit up though was the picture below of my pride & joy, my Austin 1800S parked on the waste ground opposite my parents house - loved that car!  

kev wrote:


Good to see you here Fireman, you gave me that snap of your car- and some others - a while back.

Durachdan,

Eddy


Hi
Thats my old dentist place on the St Georges Road.Berties fish place was a great place and even tho his establishment was rather cramped the fish and chips made up for.Maryhill had some very memorable shops and mines was a toy shop called,Trace's.
This was treat time for me if my mammy said I was going to Trace's.
Guess i had to be very good to get a toy from there.
Guess ya would recal the Snooker Hall almsot the corner of Masseys that met it doom towards the end of 72.Bruces had the two entrances or exits pending on how one seen it.Then there was the mirror at Bruce's where one would impersonate Harry Worth doing the window sequence
.
My fav Chinkie restaurant in the area back then was The Bluebell.It faced Cromwell Street and the opposite shop on the Cromwell Street was a bike shop and next to that was a Chemist.
Do ya remember Michelle's the record shop in Great Western Road next to the St George's Road underground?
There was a Deakins right next door to that also and the Halt Bar or was it the Keep Bar tucked in at the corner then further along was the Wood and Selby's.
This area was a shoppers paradise as it had everything.One shop that no one seems to recal is Garbett's the pet shop in the New City Road.
I knew the Garbetts as they had their shop next door to where I worked at Galbraiths.Galls,the wool shop was just along from there and Goldmans,the hairdresser was next to the Galls.
Douglas ,The Jeweller was just at the corner of St Peter's Street.
I got my first watch from Douglas and that was a timex.
It broke down as soon as I got it,but got it replaced with a seconda.
The shop faced some bakery shops.Faulds and Crawfords.
Faulds was the better,least for me as they sold hot soup and burning hot croquetts.
There were several wateringholes in that area and the most infamous was Divers.The Star and Garter was further along but Divers had the edge.
Maybe the top bakery was the Cambridge Street and that was Pieland.
If ya wanted a pie this was the place to get it.
Fireman

Hi Pottle,

Boy do I remember Mrs Tracies - every Saturday I'd go over with my 2/6 pocket money and buy a box of Airfix soldiers, the little ones like the Confederates or Union soldiers, Germans or 8th Army, each week buying opposing armies to play with in the back court remains of the wash-hoose rubble in the "high back" (which was the roof of what was to become Dales Cycles on Maryhill Rd, I believe it was a cinema in my Mum's day). My first ever box was the Wagon Train, complete with camp fire and covered wagon - did you get that one?

I went to the snooker hall with my pal Arvinder, he was the player, I was the looser! I still remember guys from the Maryhill Fleet played there as well, but we kept well out of their way as they were "big boys".

Many of the shops you mention I sadly don't remember, although I seem to remember the bakery in Cambridge St was called "Cakeland", but I could very well be wrong. I was a City Bakery fan on the opposite side of the road, especially their little trifles in the waxed cardboard containers - mmmm!  

I was the "peeler & chipper" in the chip-shop beside the Metropole when I came back from school each day, not too bad a wee job it was to. Harry and Maria were the owners and what a place it was, both of them were typical Italians, lots of passion, arguments and laughs - absolutely loved them and their place. The girls who worked there were a real selection of personalities, Cathy was stunning, Liz could get a corpse laughing and Anne was everybody's favourite aunt to name but a few.

I know they say you can't go back, but if only I could for just one night .....  
pottle

Fireman wrote:
Hi Pottle,

Boy do I remember Mrs Tracies - every Saturday I'd go over with my 2/6 pocket money and buy a box of Airfix soldiers, the little ones like the Confederates or Union soldiers, Germans or 8th Army, each week buying opposing armies to play with in the back court remains of the wash-hoose rubble in the "high back" (which was the roof of what was to become Dales Cycles on Maryhill Rd, I believe it was a cinema in my Mum's day). My first ever box was the Wagon Train, complete with camp fire and covered wagon - did you get that one?

I went to the snooker hall with my pal Arvinder, he was the player, I was the looser! I still remember guys from the Maryhill Fleet played there as well, but we kept well out of their way as they were "big boys".

Many of the shops you mention I sadly don't remember, although I seem to remember the bakery in Cambridge St was called "Cakeland", but I could very well be wrong. I was a City Bakery fan on the opposite side of the road, especially their little trifles in the waxed cardboard containers - mmmm!  

I was the "peeler & chipper" in the chip-shop beside the Metropole when I came back from school each day, not too bad a wee job it was to. Harry and Maria were the owners and what a place it was, both of them were typical Italians, lots of passion, arguments and laughs - absolutely loved them and their place. The girls who worked there were a real selection of personalities, Cathy was stunning, Liz could get a corpse laughing and Anne was everybody's favourite aunt to name but a few.

I know they say you can't go back, but if only I could for just one night .....  


Ya,if I  had a personal Tardis guess I would spend a day at 'Cakeland'
Ya,I always called it Pieland cause my maw always bought the pies hence the name on my part.
Oh,Ya thats the chippy at the lane in Georges Road?
That was facing Gladstone Street.
The shop I remember was Prentice and that was a sweety shop.
That would have been just below where ya parents lived?
Guess ya would know that one as it was Prentice back in the 60s.Facing that shop was the City Bakery.
There was a comic shop in Gladstone Street where I got my Superman comics and my Superboy Comics.Heck,still got them.
Oh ya those soldiers-Mines was the Confederate verses the Union army on my maws carpet and the fire surround was the fortress.Both armies were the same only the colour blue and grey seperated them.The German Afrika Corps and the British 8th army played out on my maws carpet also.
These cost at the time 2/- for a 48/72 gauge.
Part of the fun was getting these figures off their strip and then the fun begin.Ah,the Fleet and Tongs ya Bas.
There was the Toi as well.Never really bothered with these gangs.
There was also a pool Hall in St Georges Road.It was kinda opposite Bayne and Ducketts which was a shoe shop of the day.
I remember waiting outside to see Jimmy Logan and his JL 10.
His car would be parked outside the Metropole most days and sometimes it was parked near' The Dunny' which was next door to the Metropole......
One place I frequented was Cambridge Lane.
There was a junk shop there which I went too in the day.Lots of old 78s for me to browse on.
There was a O'Gormans which was always in the lane was a counter grocery shop there which my mammy frequented.Dallas's was there and the Grand Bar.
In 1957 may mother rented her first telly from HAC which was a telly shop which was next to The Grandfare which burned down in 66.
Up from there was''Crocketts'.
Wagon Train-Flint McCulloch and Mushy.
Ward Bond was the Wagon master and Flint was the scout.
Such great prog of the day.the Invisable Man was a freaky prog and the music,well that was the freakiest of all beakers and all.
Tis good fun remembering the days when we was kids and the simple things that amused one in the day.
I have a pic of Gladstones Street in  1964 and if ya ain't seen the pic I'll put it on here,once I find it that is.
Its kids going to school at St Georgie's Road with a Garvies Van delivering Garvies skoosh to the Fish and chip shop at the lane close to the Metropole.
M,m nope did have anything of wagon train but I did have that stupid robot that that guess the answer to  questions.It was magnet robot and the robot always got it right.Can't remember what they called it but it kept me amused for a few days until he got whacked and his magic stick went  into a midden.Guess it frustrated me cause the plastic robot got on me tits.Mother wasn't pleased when he ended up in the midden,well he was such a smarmy robot know all.
Good memories my friend
Vinny the Mackem



Just looking at the picture.

On the extreme left - I'm presuming firstly that this tenement building was on Great Western Road, but secondly, did this contain the underground entrance?
pottle

Vinny the Mackem wrote:


Just looking at the picture.

On the extreme left - I'm presuming firstly that this tenement building was on Great Western Road, but secondly, did this contain the underground entrance?



Hi,Indeed it did and here is a pic of the old subway before the modernisation of the system in the late 70s.
The smell that wafted from this station as all Glasgow Underground stations was just pure brill and sadly the new underground just don't have the same smell.Ask any ancient Glaswegian who frequented the old system and they will say the same.If only they could duplicate the smell as it was pure brill.
Legend had it the smell was a combination of fuel and other substances that gave it it's distinct smell.
Makes ya wanna go there right now and have a right old fashioned Glesga sniff
pottle

pottle wrote:
Eddy wrote:
Fireman wrote:
I've only recently discovered UG and this thread in particular today - and what a delight its been for me!

I lived with my parents at 281 St Georges Rd, above the Bank of Scotland from 1960 when I was 7 until I moved out after joining Glasgow Fire Service in 1972. These pages have brought back so many warm memories for me, as they have obviously done for many of you - Woolies in New City Rd, Mays Stores, The George Cinema, the Bertie fish & chip shop, the Maryhill Road fire in November 1972 - where my Mum's friend, Alice Mulgraw died, the Phoenix play park, which we knew as "The American Swings", but don't ask me why.  

And even though I'm on dial-up and each page takes an age to load its been worth every minute waiting.

What really made me sit up though was the picture below of my pride & joy, my Austin 1800S parked on the waste ground opposite my parents house - loved that car!  

kev wrote:


Good to see you here Fireman, you gave me that snap of your car- and some others - a while back.

Durachdan,

Eddy


Hi
Thats my old dentist place on the St Georges Road.Berties fish place was a great place and even tho his establishment was rather cramped the fish and chips made up for.Maryhill had some very memorable shops and mines was a toy shop called,Trace's.
This was treat time for me if my mammy said I was going to Trace's.
Guess i had to be very good to get a toy from there.
Guess ya would recal the Snooker Hall almsot the corner of Masseys that met it doom towards the end of 72.Bruces had the two entrances or exits pending on how one seen it.Then there was the mirror at Bruce's where one would impersonate Harry Worth doing the window sequence
.
My fav Chinkie restaurant in the area back then was The Bluebell.It faced Cromwell Street and the opposite shop on the Cromwell Street was a bike shop and next to that was a Chemist.
Do ya remember Michelle's the record shop in Great Western Road next to the St George's Road underground?
There was a Deakins right next door to that also and the Halt Bar or was it the Keep Bar tucked in at the corner then further along was the Wood and Selby's.
This area was a shoppers paradise as it had everything.One shop that no one seems to recal is Garbett's the pet shop in the New City Road.
I knew the Garbetts as they had their shop next door to where I worked at Galbraiths.Galls,the wool shop was just along from there and Goldmans,the hairdresser was next to the Galls.
Douglas ,The Jeweller was just at the corner of St Peter's Street.
I got my first watch from Douglas and that was a timex.
It broke down as soon as I got it,but got it replaced with a seconda.
The shop faced some bakery shops.Faulds and Crawfords.
Faulds was the better,least for me as they sold hot soup and burning hot croquetts.
There were several wateringholes in that area and the most infamous was Divers.The Star and Garter was further along but Divers had the edge.
Maybe the top bakery was the Cambridge Street and that was Pieland.
If ya wanted a pie this was the place to get it.



Here's a nice pic taken at the chippy in St Georges Road in the early to mid 1960s.
Thought the van was a garvies van but on closer inspection it's a Barr's wan.
You can just see the City Bakery to the right hand side.How all this has changed and totally unreconisable today.Guess these kids are going to St Georges Road School maybe?
Fireman

Jean W. Nainsmith's was an off-sales and the shop next door was a ladies underpinnings shop! I remember looking out of my bedroom window opposite and wondering what on earth all those pink, frilly things were about in its windows - oh how little I knew! LOL!
McKeans, the butcher is next door again, in the same frontage as the City Bakeries store and function suite upstairs.

The little shop around the corner was the newspaper shop where I used to go to do my paper round - it was a dismal place, never liked that job.

I was looking to see if I could see my Dad's car parked beside the newspaper shop as he used to park it on that side near the junction, but no luck. In one of the earlier St George Co-operative Society pictures I can just make out a white Ford Corsair parked on St Georges Rd, could have been his.
pottle

Fireman wrote:
Jean W. Nainsmith's was an off-sales and the shop next door was a ladies underpinnings shop! I remember looking out of my bedroom window opposite and wondering what on earth all those pink, frilly things were about in its windows - oh how little I knew! LOL!
McKeans, the butcher is next door again, in the same frontage as the City Bakeries store and function suite upstairs.

The little shop around the corner was the newspaper shop where I used to go to do my paper round - it was a dismal place, never liked that job.

I was looking to see if I could see my Dad's car parked beside the newspaper shop as he used to park it on that side near the junction, but no luck. In one of the earlier St George Co-operative Society pictures I can just make out a white Ford Corsair parked on St Georges Rd, could have been his.





One of my favourite pics and thats of New City Road in the early 1960s.
I remember my boss sending me to the Halfords store for some elbow grease.
I thought there was a product called this and it was only when the assistant said that I was at the butt end of a joke.The picture itself would have been taken from Garbutts,the Pet shop.
If ya notice the Faulds Bakery shop where I bought my totty croquettes and a carton of soup.Then risked the busy road and back to the shop at 164 New City Road.....
kev

gone
norrie

Hi Kev, good photos any locations?
The church may be Hopehill rd
The one with all the cars, maybe North Woodside rd and of course the last one Garscube rd
pottle

[quote="kev:69986"]Some more from the original disc


Hi
Great pics there and the one with Todd's Cash and Carry brought back the memories.My maw had this fling with this guy from sunny Wishaw.He had his sweetie shop in Cambusnethan and he used to come to Todd's just off the Northwoodside Road.Never thought I would ever see this little wee street just where the St George's Road flats are.Another pic was also Northwoodside Road just where the Seamore was.You can see the tenements of Maryhill in the far distance.The church is in Hopehill Road.The other pics I can only guess as near The Pheonix Park and somewhere near where the Hospital was in Possil Road.
Nice one of the glazing business in Maryhill Road and above ,and on the roof, was that little tree that was saved when these buildings were pulled down.
Nice pics and thanks for the posting.
When I first saw the School pic I thought that it was my school at Napiershall Street.Didn't know the teacher so the only way to find out is anyone knows themselves in the pic.
As the pics are of Maryhill then there quite a few schools in the area at that time.
I with this was my old school pic as I lost mines during the decanting in 78 when I moved up to Northwoodside Road from Napiershall Street that year.
Nice pics that have brought back so many lovely memories of my days in Maryhill.
Fireman

I think the third image down was the hostel, which was behind Garscube Rd at Raglan St.
pottle

Fireman wrote:
I think the third image down was the hostel, which was behind Garscube Rd at Raglan St.



Hi Fireman
That street was going thru my mind and ya that could be right.
The pic with the bell thingie in the middle has got me.Can't even have a bash at that one and not even the area as such.All the other pics are mostly Maryhill so where the heck was that one taken?
Great pics tho and who ever did take them back then must be applauded in such great images of a Glasgow which sadly is now gone.

Not sure if I posted this one before and it's the very brave Mrs Skimmings puting up a poster in 1975 at 283 Maryhill Road.
norrie

Hi pottle/fireman, great you have ID some of the photos
kev

gone
pottle

kev wrote:
Will do some past/presents of the next batch....will post them here and not in the usual P/P location


Hi Kev
This pic was taken outside the entrance of Galbraiths Stores in 1975.
Mrs Skimmings on the left Marie in the middle and Nan Hutchieson on the right.
Where are they now I wonder?
Some one had said on here that the shop is now a newagent-is that right?
That bell pic is a mystery and no doubt someone will recognise it,and then I'll kick myself for not remembering it's location.
The school pic was in Henderson Street.Mount Street and Dick Street are kicking around there somewhere.
Look forward to other pics to engage my 60 year old brain some

Eddy

In order:

Maryhill Rd with the Seamore  - not in picture - to the left
Foot of N Woodside Rd - derelict ground was site of Seamore
Model Lodging house off Hopehill Rd with St Columba's Sec and Cedar St flats
Ann St just off Garscube Rd
Ancroft St - it's Woodlands Church
St Columba's Church
Henderson St
Miss Taylor's P5 class at Oakbank Primary - I'm 4th from the left in the back row
Entrance to RS McColl's on N Woodside Rd
Fruit shop at 200 Garscube Rd

Eddy
pottle

[quote="Eddy:70094"]In order:

Maryhill Rd with the Seamore  - not in picture - to the left
Foot of N Woodside Rd - derelict ground was site of Seamore
Model Lodging house off Hopehill Rd with St Columba's Sec and Cedar St flats
Ann St just off Garscube Rd
Ancroft St - it's Woodlands Church
St Columba's Church
Henderson St
Miss Taylor's P5 class at Oakbank Primary - I'm 4th from the left in the back row
Entrance to RS McColl's on N Woodside Rd
Fruit shop at 200 Garscube Rd

Hi Eddy
So it was Oakbank Primary and you were one of the kids in the pic.
Did you have the school pic prior to this pic and was a shocker seeing your image from all those years ago?.
I was a Napiershall Street kid and I would love to see my old pic from the late 1950s.
Always hoping that someone from my old school might just put the pic on here.
Opposite the Seamore cinema was Scorrgies,the off Licence.That was just at the corner with Maryhill Road/Northwoodside Road.
I remember there was a Butchers close to Scorrgies and then there was,Tom Martin,the Taylor and Bowmans,furniture shop.Right at the end was Kinnairds,the Fruit shop on the Maryhill Road/Seamore Street.
I'm sure Tom Martin moved further along the road where Morelands the Butcher used to be.
So many years ago now and the memories can play tricks sometimes.
Jimmy Moreland had a birth mark on his face which gave the impression he was scarred by fire.It was only when I got older then I knew that it was a birth thing and nothing to do with fire.
I remember there was a great comic shop which faced the glazier in Maryhill Road.Spent many a time in there flipping thru the Superman comics and Superboys.Still got them and would never part with them.
There several comic shops in the area.Raeberry Street had one and so did Northwoodside Road opposite the Tea factory in Herbet Street.
All gone to rubble with only the memories left.
Eddy

Gone.
cybers

Great photos Eddy but i am wondering whats with the welsh gaelic
Does it have a personal meaning you would be willing to share ?
womble

Scots Gael for "greatings" I think Cybers.  
Eddy

Durachdan is Gaelic for best wishes/greeetings. It's not Welsh, I'm a Gaelic speaker.


Le gach deach durachd,

Eddy
3rd-of-6

Great pics people.  I always enjoy the narrative by those identifying the locations, although a few years before my time makes me feel I was right there.

cybers

Eddy wrote:
Durachdan is Gaelic for best wishes/greeetings. It's not Welsh, I'm a Gaelic speaker.


Le gach deach durachd,

Eddy


Ah right i prefer to save time and use English   google is playing funny buggers as it has no listing under Scots gaelic on this P.C. My gran was from the islands and was a speaker herself but when her marbles went she drifted away from English back to her native tongue which got very frustrating for everyone involved. Not a lover of the tongue myself mainly because of the way it has a need to convolute the shortest of words.
Not to say i don't respect those who do.

Kindest Wishes
Cybers
tomeve

Hi,
Good Photos. The photograph of the No 16 tram standing in front of Hoey's store to which you say you 'do not have a clue' is in fact St George's Road at St George's Cross. The street in the background is Gladstone St and the building on the corner is the Co-op building. I used to live in the top floor of the tenement above the tram (1939 - 1952). Out of shot on the opposite side of the road is the old Empress subsequently Metropole Theatre.
TmcD
Fireman

Eddy wrote:
Model Lodging house off Hopehill Rd with St Columba's Sec and Cedar St flats


Hi Eddy,

Not wanting to be challenging here as the images are what its all about for me - but if the hostel was in Hopehill Rd wouldn't Cedar St flats then be on the right hand side of the picture, not the left?

Fireman.  
Eddy

Fireman wrote:
Eddy wrote:
Model Lodging house off Hopehill Rd with St Columba's Sec and Cedar St flats


Hi Eddy,

Not wanting to be challenging here as the images are what its all about for me - but if the hostel was in Hopehill Rd wouldn't Cedar St flats then be on the right hand side of the picture, not the left?

Fireman.  


Fireman,
            The flats are on the right-hand side of the picture, aren't they? Must clean my specs.

Durachdan,
Eddy
Fireman

My apologies - you're absolutely right, in the photograph they are on the right, so you can stop cleaning your specs!  

As I typed my question I was using my 'minds eye' thinking Hopehill Road was well to the left of Cedar St, whereas Ragan St would be to the right of the flats. I felt that the perspective of the photograph the flats were really on the left of the hostel even though they are on the 'right' in the picture.

As I mentioned in my first post on this I really don't want to appear to be being difficult with you, it is no more than me just thinking out loud - I'm quite happy to enjoy the photograph for its historical value and live with wherever the hostal is.  
Eddy

Fireman wrote:
My apologies - you're absolutely right, in the photograph they are on the right, so you can stop cleaning your specs!  

As I typed my question I was using my 'minds eye' thinking Hopehill Road was well to the left of Cedar St, whereas Ragan St would be to the right of the flats. I felt that the perspective of the photograph the flats were really on the left of the hostel even though they are on the 'right' in the picture.

As I mentioned in my first post on this I really don't want to appear to be being difficult with you, it is no more than me just thinking out loud - I'm quite happy to enjoy the photograph for its historical value and live with wherever the hostal is.  


Don't worry Fireman, I didn't think you were being "difficult."

Le durachd,

Eddy
kev

Marhill rd at Bilsand Drive








Noe sure what the point was knocking down those tenements...

One posted earlier of Queens cross

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Cafe that looks if its been there for years at the top of Garscube road

cybers

Scratching my head there looking at that old cafe and thinking Google mmm lol ...

Be back when i am fully awake PMSL  
Fireman

When I was at Dunard St Primary we'd go to Jaconellis for his thruppenny 'Cider' ice-lollies - to be honest they tasted more like vinegar than cider, but they were great value so we'd buy them most lunch-times during the summer.

In later years me and the other half would drop in now and again to the cafe to get a fish tea, I always liked how the lassies used to nip out into the chip shop part and come back with your fish & chips.  

In the new Riverside museum there's a really nice reconstruction of a traditional cafe in the principal street - lots of marble & formica, worth a visit even just for the memory I reckon.
The reconstructed Mitre Bar brings back some warm memories as well - if only I could get a 'haff ana haff' in it, then it would be perfect!  
emmafork

Burnbank Terrace

Hello folks

Newbie here so please be gentle with me!

Very much enjoyed looking through all the old St George's X photos.  I was wondering - does anyone have any photos of Burnbank Terrace at the Gt Western Road end?

Emma
norrie

Hi emmafork, there should be some in the Maryhill section of Norries Urban Adventures but they will be from more recent times
bazm

kev wrote:
Marhill rd at Bilsand Drive






I see the road surfaces have changed througbout the years
Eddy

Photos

Regular posters may have notice that a lot of pics have been removed from the site. First of  I have to say thanks to Kev for agreeing to my request and removing the pics that were on a disc passed to him by a mutual friend - he acted in good faith as I hope I did in agreeing to leaving them on UG.
I've come across many of them on other sites and when pointing this out got abuse from some and posts deleted. It's a bit off to be told that a photo with you in it doesn't belong to you when it so obviously does. As Kev said in his PM, the internet and these sites are about sharing
I'll get round to posting the pics again because they are good and I've got loads back in return eg Straipadair's stuff to use in my talks. Can I ask you to remove any posts you may have made in commenting on these pics.
Thank you Kev and UG.

Le durachd,

Eddy
Stuball

Ehh... I'd would have been really helpful if you'd contacted a moderator or admin in the first instance as we'd have moved the thread out of public view for safe keeping until safe to return.

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