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.
Jewel of the North in Canada.