Comment: I used to live in Cressy Street in Linthouse 1960 - 65, seeing the Church, the Park, the Vogue Cinema and listening to some of your other comments really brought back memories for me, thank you, George.
Name: Judith McCaskill Harris
Email: Judith McCaskill Harris
Date: 27 Sep 2012 19:37:02 GMT
Comment: I had two Great Aunts killed in Govan at 1249 Govan Road on March 13th 1941. Isabella McCaskill Nicolson and her sister Sarah McCaskill. What a surprise to read all this from long ago and see the actual address mentioned. We are still trying to find Isabella's husband, Alexander Nicolson 1874, he was a Merchant Seaman but would have been older at this time...was he on a ship? He was not killed along with his wife? It is a mystery and I am trying to find out about him. J.D. Harris
Date: 17 Mar 2014 19:41:24 GMT
Comment: Great information and lots of work. I grew up at Inchinnan but parents aunts, uncles all from Govan. Hutton Drive, Ure St.,(now Uist), White St.,(now Golspie I think), Craigton Rd., Elder Park St., Arklet Rd., Pollokshaws Rd., and lots of other streets. I played peerie and peever etc and heard the riveters across the Clyde at John Browns. Dad worked for Donaldson Line. I am writing our family history for my son and your site brought back so many memories. I came to Canada in 1957 but left my heart in Scotland. Thank you for an enjoyable read. Lizzie
Name: Marie McIntosh
Date: 21 Apr 2014 23:58:02 GMT
Comment: I came across this site accidentally. I lived at Nethan St. I fell in Elder Park pond, which makes me a true wean of Govan. I moved when I was 11. I now live in Ayrshire, I joined Govan Reminescence Group, but as I don't drive, I'm waiting on the move to Fairfields which is easier to reach by bus. I started reading your story about 7.00pm. and it is now almost 1.00am. Time just flew by while reading. I'll pop back now and again, in case I miss someone elses' stories. Keep up the good work.Thanks. Marie.
Name: Marie McIntosh
Date: 29 Apr 2014 19:07:22 GMT
Comment: Hi George, Thanks for puting me right about your site. I went back on and realised I was not using it properly. I've still got a lot to read and can remember those warm, sunny days and being allowed to stay out until the street lights came on. This was high summer school holidays and even although we were only 7yrs.old and upwards, we went home around 10/1030pm. The young ones, including my own 3 would never have been allowed out as late this. My own weans were still allowed to pack up their bikes with 'pieces' and juice and crisps and off they'd go to the local Milton Mill, play in the river and try to climb the viaduct. Now they're grown up with families, they've told me they would never allow the girls to go away for the day, as it's not safe. Unfortunately, it's true. I wonder when my grandweans are married with a family, what will their own weans will be allowed to do for adventure. Will catch you later.
Name: Stan Firth
Date: 25 Jun 2014 21:51:40 GMT
Comment: I lived in 7 Hutton Drive from 1933 till 1947, so most of this is very relevant to me - now I live at Braehead, Renfrew, so I have never been very far away.
Name: Rena Coulter
Date: 15 Feb 2015 18:21:08 GMT
Comment: In 1932 I was born in linthouse buildings.I have 3 sisters,Moira, Babs and Margaret. My mum was Peggy Coulter and my dad Jack Coulter. We did our shopping at "Bella McCurdy,s," My friends were Nancy Lawrie, and Evelyn McGurdy.My Aunt also lived in the building, Barbara Wyllie.I worked in British Polar Engines from 1948 to 1959, Does anyone remember the Coulters?
Name: Iain mc fadyen
Date: 28 Feb 2015 15:08:39 GMT
Comment: dear george, we both had the same lives, I lived on helen st. govan, went to govan high till i was 17, we moved to the new pollockshaws high flats and i lied about my age and got a job at newlands as a conductor when i was 18 and did the job for several years and met and chatted up my wife and moved to england in 1972, i was in for the drivers school, i got into a arguement with a big irish inspector that everybody hated and nutted him and that was the end of the happiest job i ever had ive still got my cap badge to remember my time there, funny enough there was a progam on telly about detonators and they were dropping my block of flats on tv, its a small world, loving your page, Iain mc fadyen. .
Name: Annette Murphy
Date: 8 Jun 2015 21:38:41 GMT
Comment: My father was born in the Rottenrow Hospital in 1928 and lived in two different tenements - both on Elder Street until his late teens. It has been a pleasure to get such a vivid picture of how his life must have been. He is so excited when I can jog his memory and relive the past with him. Many thanks for your invaluable effort.
Name: Charlotte Mc Taggart Corbett
Date: 12 Jul 2015 00:48:04 GMT
Comment: I have really enjoyed all the information on Govan, Linthouse and surrounding areas. I was born in 96 Neptune Street in 1946 I can relate to almost everything you have written about it, it really brought back memories. I lived 3 up when I married and had my first baby bumping the pram up 3 flights of stairs. It felt like I had done a days work but I did it every day. Wonderful memories. Thankyou, I will keep reading.
Name: Grace Russell
Date: 12 Aug 2015 17:41:57 GMT
Comment: Hi, I came across this page accidently while looking for information about my mum's birth place(I'm doing my family tree). The family name was Turner and they lived in Robert Street which sadly isn't there anymore. My mum was born in Greenfield Street and I was trying to get a picture of it around 1927 without much luck. Everything I've been reading has brought to light some of the stories my mum and her sisters used to tell us, especially Elder Park where I have even played when I was younger. I'm loving your page, thank you for making the stories I heard become even more real, Grace
Country: United Kingdom
Date: 13 Feb 2016 21:19:14 GMT
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Name: Susan McCulloch
Date: 18 Mar 2017 14:40:10 GMT
Comment: hi i am searching for an old photo of Nethan st (39) if possible as this is were my father lived for many years in the 50s before his wife died in may 1957 ,could anyone help please? Thanks
Name: Terry Flynn
Date: 10 May 2017 02:30:08 GMT
Comment: I believe my Great Grandfather and Grandmother and Grandmother lived at 15 Burndyke St in 1901. Thomas Cunningham, Elizabeth Smith, and Margaret Cunningham.
Name: mary rodgers
Date: 3 Sep 2017 23:37:30 GMT
Comment: I dear George,with that unusual spelling I feel I may be related to the Rountrees. My mum`s mum was mary and married james Harrigan in 189o. here father was Henry Rountree. I `m 78 and never in my life had any contact with this family due to a family fall out (religion I think !). I`ve always been interested in my gran who sounded lovely