i remember watching the coopers doon a wee street my da, called skaters paradise it was doon paralell wi london road ye walked doon kilpatrick street turn right towards fielden street and there was a lovely smell of whisky there and i,d watch the guys (coopers) making the barrels in the 60s and there was another wee landmark my da, showed me near the photie ye,ve got top of camlachie on the cobbles a ball and a boot in the ground at the top end of barrowfields stamford street they called it torch land camlachie was is.. the real name.
That's right the driver was called Danny he lived in the same close as my parents low down; Remember him well.He is dead now i think.He lived at 86 Janefield street the close right next to the Cooperage.
Calamity, I went to camlachie school with a boy called James Cooper and i am sure he lived across from the school,he would be about 66 yrs. old now. I also remember the cooperage in Stamford St. and Holywell St. owned by Tammy Stevenston in those days Arty
Calamity i meant Janefield St. opposite Holywell St. was the location of the cooperage,which was then owned by Tammy Stevenston and was later owned by a Third Lanark footballer i think his name was McInnes Arty
Post by holywell37 on Sept 11, 2008 21:19:51 GMT 1
It must have been called the grange in the past, even when it was the arches, it was known as the grange and that was long before the carlins had it and changed the name from the arches, they changed it to the grange bar and the cartwheel lounge.
Dear pwm437, Thanking you so very much for your message. Well my family lived at 98 Janefield street.
My parents were Madge and John McDonald, and my aunt was Betty Cowan who both lived at 98 Janefield street. Before moving to 98 Janefield street,my parents lived at 86 Janefield street. did you know them?.
No dear pwm437, i don't think that my parents ,or aunt had newspapers delivered at home.might be wrong?
I never knew that John,that you had moved over to the other square.Mum and Bette stayed there too till the buildings were pulled down. they were never the same after that. They missed so much just living above each other ,and all the neighbours up the close. It was like having a wee family in the square.
Hello,pwm437 i never lived up the same close as he person you mentioned . The name I am still trying to remember. Long time ago, pwm437. I find that i am starting to forget street names and peoples names more and more. All the questions that i should have wanted to ask and never asked my darlings,when they were alive. :-( Makes ME SAD :-(
pwm437 that really moves me what you done with your nameplate. I wish thatI had thought and been able to to do that. What a TREASURE your nameplate must be for you. Janefield sreet was lot's of things for me HAPPY DAYS,and also VERY SAD days. We buried my dear grandparents from that house,my only darling sister,and my dear father.Also a home that i brought my only child to show my proud parents. Always thrilled to come home to that house and always so sad to leave when i returned to France. Look after and take care of your nameplate from that street and what it means for you,and the darlings in your life that lived there with you.Who made it the WONDER YEARS for....you.
It was two houses calamity, i remember raymond jack living in the bottom flat and wee chic lamont lived there after them. i can't remember who lived upstairs, but when they moved away, chic made a hole in the ceiling and made it into a bigger house for his large family.it was derelict shortly after that. i think old tam stevie, who owned the cooperage lived there years ago.
anyone remember the transport cafe just up from these houses,you took two plates in with you one for the food obviously and the other to cover it for taking away with you,I remember eating in ,sitting in with the truck drivers who muttered about weans being in. My mammy would be black affronted "People will think I dont feed you properly if they see you coming out of there" she would say,