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Main Street, Glasgow
« on: Wednesday 28 November 07 18:24 GMT (UK) »
Can anyone give me a little information of what the area of Main Street, Glasgow was like in the 1920s, and what sort of living conditions would of been like?

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Re: Main Street, Glasgow
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Re: Main Street, Glasgow
« Reply #2 on: Wednesday 28 November 07 18:51 GMT (UK) »
Thanks for the link. A very interesting site. Helps with  other information for the area.
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Re: Main Street, Glasgow
« Reply #3 on: Wednesday 28 November 07 19:18 GMT (UK) »
Here's another link for you to "The Glasgow Story" site.
Main St became Gorbals St and there are photos of that too in the Mitchell site link that aghadowey gave you.
Dave.

http://tinyurl.com/2anm2a
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Re: Main Street, Glasgow
« Reply #4 on: Wednesday 28 November 07 19:49 GMT (UK) »
Thank you Dave, That makes it look a bit more nicer to live in. My father in law was born 1920 at 244 main street, Glasgow in the district of Calton. ( I think its all the same area)
I guess with 9 more siblings living in the same home it must have been really crowded, and his mother died in 1929  of Lysol Poisoning. Maybe his mother had been really pressed with such a big family and things just took there toll.

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Re: Main Street, Glasgow
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 28 November 07 20:04 GMT (UK) »
Large families like that seem to have been pretty much the norm.  My dad was born in Glasgow in 1925 and was the youngest of a family of 10 born from 1907.
His dad was 1 of 6 children and his mum, 1 of 7.
Needless to say, I have my fair share of cousins!
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Re: Main Street, Glasgow
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 28 November 07 20:53 GMT (UK) »
I was interested to see the discussion about Main Street.
It has been many years since I lived in Glasgow but to the
best of my knowledge Main Street runs from Bridgeton Cross
to the Rutherglen Bridge in the vicinity of French Street
which is North of the Clyde and Gorbals Street is South of
the Clyde.  I was never aware that Main Street had become
Gorbals Street.  I would have thought Main Street more
likely to be considered as Bridgeton or even Dalmarnock,
rather than Calton but things change and as I said it has
been a long time since I called Glasgow home.  My Dad was
born in Struthers Street which was described as Calton.
That whole area was very working class, in other words
poor, and families of 7, 8 or 9 was not uncommon.  I often
wonder how they managed, my Dad was one of nine, three
boys and six girls living in a room and kitchen.  They shared
an outside toilet with two other families, is it any wonder so
many had poor health, living in such conditions?  I chuckle
when I hear my Grandchildren complaining about living in
a house with only one bathroom.  If they only knew how
fortunate they are.
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Re: Main Street, Glasgow
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 28 November 07 21:40 GMT (UK) »
You really have a bathroom in the house?  :o

Dave (still in Glasgow)

PS Did you know Bridgeton Cross?  My grandfather owned his butchers shop at 143 Orr St, just off Bridgeton Cross.

 
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Re: Main Street, Glasgow
« Reply #8 on: Wednesday 28 November 07 21:43 GMT (UK) »
PPS I was kiddin' about the bathroom!  :D
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