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STURMEY
STURMEY
Picture of Garngad Road
Nov 13 2008, 11:45 AM EST | Post edited: Nov 13 2008, 11:45 AM EST
Hi there,
When I lived in Glasgow I used to walk along Garngad Road frequently as I attended the Foundry Boys Church in Tharsis Street at the far end of the road near to the old steamie. I was testing my memory to see if I could remember where these shops were and I need someone to confirm their location for me? As you look at the shops on the screen, is Earlston Avenue to the right. Also, there was a swing park just at the beginning of the road quite near to Castle Street. I hope my memory isn't playing tricks on me. Regards, Margaret Sturmey.
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Foxy52
Foxy52
1. RE: Picture of Garngad Road
Nov 13 2008, 2:32 PM EST | Post edited: Nov 13 2008, 2:32 PM EST
Hi Sturmey,
The picture looks like it might be a wee bit before my time, but you are right about the swing park. It was at the corner of Royston Road,[ Garngad ] and Castle Street. My Auntie used to babysit my brother and l, and she lived in Charles Street, She used to let my cousin take us to the swing park, we had to be careful though, the road was busy, and then the canal was right there too. As you went along the Garngad, you had Earlston Ave on the right, Royston Square on the left side. You had the Big" Roch" l can't remember the name of the street off the Garngad, but the clinic was on that street, with the dreaded dentist in there. Then there was a row of shops, with houses above them, then St. Rollox School, then l think it was Turner street?. I vaguely remember the old tenements on Turner Street, between Charles street and Royston Road, before they demolished them and built the skyscrapers.
Can you remember the swing park behind the steamie?
Foxy52
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STURMEY
STURMEY
2. RE: Picture of Garngad Road
Nov 15 2008, 9:42 AM EST | Post edited: Nov 15 2008, 9:42 AM EST
"Hi Sturmey,
The picture looks like it might be a wee bit before my time, but you are right about the swing park. It was at the corner of Royston Road,[ Garngad ] and Castle Street. My Auntie used to babysit my brother and l, and she lived in Charles Street, She used to let my cousin take us to the swing park, we had to be careful though, the road was busy, and then the canal was right there too. As you went along the Garngad, you had Earlston Ave on the right, Royston Square on the left side. You had the Big" Roch" l can't remember the name of the street off the Garngad, but the clinic was on that street, with the dreaded dentist in there. Then there was a row of shops, with houses above them, then St. Rollox School, then l think it was Turner street?. I vaguely remember the old tenements on Turner Street, between Charles street and Royston Road, before they demolished them and built the skyscrapers.
Can you remember the swing park behind the steamie?
Foxy52"
Hi Foxy, Thanks for jogging my memory about Garngad Road. Many of the street names you mention are vaguely familiar to me, but it is over 30 years since I left Glasgow, so I can't remember exactly their locations. Yes there was a steamie behind the swing park, but I must admit it wasn't one I ever went too. Was there also a football pitch somewhere along there? My brothers used to play football for the church we attended in Tharsis Street, - The Glasgow Foundry Boys. Many years ago, long before I was born, my parents lived in Charles Street. I believe there are now some high rise flats there which are probably the skyscrapers you are referring too. After we left the church in Tharsis Street, we used to walk along Royston Road, turn left at the very end near the chemical works, down Castle Street, and right along Alexandra Parade. There was a little cafe just there where all our church Youth Club used to meet and drink endless cups of coffee. and cups of hot Bovril. There isn't anywhere like that for kids nowadays - is there??
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dolina
dolina
3. RE: Picture of Garngad Road
Nov 15 2008, 11:53 AM EST | Post edited: Nov 15 2008, 11:53 AM EST
Hi Foxy and Sturmey The clinic was called Glenbar Clinic because i remember attending their for my ears and dreaded going there.Always remember they had a large white Rocking Horse'I had an aunt who lived in Garngad but you went up the hill beside the Calton picture house to her home Always used to read the inscription on the plaque which was above the fountain which was inset in the Carlton picture house. Martyrs burned at the stake. I do believe it was moved somewhere and then moved again 4  out of 4 found this valuable. Do you?    
Foxy52
Foxy52
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Nov 15 2008, 2:08 PM EST | Post edited: Nov 15 2008, 2:08 PM EST
Hello Sturmey and Dolina,
Sturmey, there sure were football pitches and l believe a bowling green too. My ma was born and raised in 25 Charles Street, l vaguely remember her mother, ma Granny MacDonald, she died when l was 4 years old, in 1956. my Auntie Mary lived round the corner in Garnkirk Street, All of them went to St. Rollox School, l did too until l was 8, then transferred to Keppochhill Road Primary.
Dolina, l remember the plaque on the wall of the Carlton Picture House, on Castle Street. Right across from Gizzie's cafe, l have a picture somewhere of that. The street alongside the pictures was Roystonhill, If l am thinking right wasn't there a convent at the top of that street?
And the clinic,? yeah that was it, Glenbar Street. The dentist there was an animal!
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wellfield
wellfield
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Nov 15 2008, 7:29 PM EST | Post edited: Nov 15 2008, 7:29 PM EST
"Hello Sturmey and Dolina,
Sturmey, there sure were football pitches and l believe a bowling green too. My ma was born and raised in 25 Charles Street, l vaguely remember her mother, ma Granny MacDonald, she died when l was 4 years old, in 1956. my Auntie Mary lived round the corner in Garnkirk Street, All of them went to St. Rollox School, l did too until l was 8, then transferred to Keppochhill Road Primary.
Dolina, l remember the plaque on the wall of the Carlton Picture House, on Castle Street. Right across from Gizzie's cafe, l have a picture somewhere of that. The street alongside the pictures was Roystonhill, If l am thinking right wasn't there a convent at the top of that street?
And the clinic,? yeah that was it, Glenbar Street. The dentist there was an animal!"
Wasn't there some talk of an enexploded bomb in the "Carlton" or maybe it was the "Casino"
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dolina
dolina
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Nov 15 2008, 11:00 PM EST | Post edited: Nov 15 2008, 11:00 PM EST
Hi Wellfield, Not sure about unexploded bomb in Casino but funny you did mention that as the kids were doing a project about 2nd world war at school and old aunts and grans were invited a long and me and Nan went and she was telling the kids about unexploded bomb in Kennedy St as we lived in Baird St then.We were all evacuated out in the middle of the night till they got it defused.Going to see her this morning so will mention about Casino and see if she remembers exactly where the bomb was. 2  out of 2 found this valuable. Do you?    
Foxy52
Foxy52
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Nov 16 2008, 1:55 AM EST | Post edited: Nov 16 2008, 1:55 AM EST
Hi again Dolina,
I remember my Ma telling my brother and l about that unexploded bomb, according to her it was a landmine, and it landed in the "soda waste" belonging to Tennents Chemical Works. She drove tramcars during the war, she was based out of Possil Garage on Hawthorne and Ashfield streets. She had a lot of wartime memories, and seen a lot of damage especially aftert the "Clydebank Blitz
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dolina
dolina
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Nov 16 2008, 9:31 AM EST | Post edited: Nov 16 2008, 9:31 AM EST
Hi Foxy -----yea that was right-----was a land mine-------not sure exactly where it lay but was very near where we lived as we were all put out middle of the night. 1  out of 2 found this valuable. Do you?