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Newton Street - Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
« on: Tuesday 13 March 12 12:26 GMT (UK) »
I am trying to find a photograph of Newton Street in Partick which was near St Simon's RC Church ( St Peter's RC before 1903). 
I am also interested in finding out anything about the area, or if you or your family lived there at any time.
It is now renamed Dunaskin Street.  ???

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Re: Newton Street - Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 13 March 12 14:02 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bankie Boy

Exactly the same question on another forum from some years ago www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=31&t=3311

Not sure if there are any images to be found from what the discussion touched on...but maybe some recollections along the way such as here http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=6865  :)

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Re: Newton Street - Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 13 March 12 15:09 GMT (UK) »
Hi Bankie Boy,
If you find one let me know. My father's family lived there as far back as 1885, they moved out when the old tenements were demolished just before WWII. The local name for it was "The Quarrie" or the Quarry Loan. It was said to be the roughest-toughest street in Partick. (and that was saying something!).

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Re: Newton Street - Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 13 March 12 17:20 GMT (UK) »
Still looking... Same person asking same question. Thought things were looking up. Someone has more info... just got to find them..

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Re: Newton Street - Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 13 March 12 18:00 GMT (UK) »
This could be Dunaskin St, although the Mitchell Library just calls it "Partick". It was a short street with the river at the bottom (river Kelvin) and I think there was a lane on the left that led into Thurso St (used to be Queen St)

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell/index.php?a=district&s=item&key=dYToxOntpOjA7czo3OiJQYXJ0aWNrIjt9&pg=231

Here is St Simon's Church (used to be St Peter's) on what is now Partick Bridge Street. Dunaskin Street is the opening on the left.
http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitchell/index.php?a=wordsearch&s=item&key=WczoxNzoiU3QgU2ltb24ncyBjaHVyY2giOw==&pg=96
Paterson, Torrance, Gilchrist - Hamilton Lanarkshire. 
McCallum - Oban, McKechnie - Ross of Mull Argyll.
Scrim - Perthshire. 
Liddell - Polmont,
Binnie - Muiravonside Stirlingshire.
Curran, McCafferty, Stevenson, McCue - Co Donegal
Gibbons, Weldon - Co Mayo.
Devlin - Co Tyrone.

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Re: Newton Street - Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
« Reply #5 on: Wednesday 14 March 12 17:19 GMT (UK) »
Looks a possibility. Have you been down this street? Is it just down from the church.
There is a lane on the left leading into Thurso Street.
Do you think it is on the left of this photograph?
Have you ever seen a photograph of the school which is attached to the photograph of the church you sent the link of.

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Re: Newton Street - Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
« Reply #6 on: Wednesday 14 March 12 17:48 GMT (UK) »
The last time I was there was about 1987 when I was at an uncle's funeral mass at St Simon's.
It has changed so much since my grandparents moved away (before my time) and my only surviving uncle was about 10 when they moved, so he wont remember very much. (He lives in Hardgate nowadays).
I can't remember if there was a school there, my dad and his siblings attended St Peter's but I think it was over in Hyndland St.
Paterson, Torrance, Gilchrist - Hamilton Lanarkshire. 
McCallum - Oban, McKechnie - Ross of Mull Argyll.
Scrim - Perthshire. 
Liddell - Polmont,
Binnie - Muiravonside Stirlingshire.
Curran, McCafferty, Stevenson, McCue - Co Donegal
Gibbons, Weldon - Co Mayo.
Devlin - Co Tyrone.

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Re: Newton Street - Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
« Reply #7 on: Thursday 15 March 12 00:23 GMT (UK) »
How much do you think that the street could be Newton Street?
It looks a strong possibility!
There definitely was a school. The new school was built around 1903.
My grandfather and his brother and sister went to the old school attached to St Simon's in the 1890s.

I have seen a photograph of it, but I can't find it.

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Re: Newton Street - Partick, Glasgow, Scotland
« Reply #8 on: Thursday 15 March 12 08:41 GMT (UK) »
It very well could be Newton Street. If this is, as the Mitchell says, Partick, then where else in the area has a view like that? I would say that the background in this picture is looking over the Kelvin to the grounds of Yorkhill. There are cars on the street, they look like they could be from the 1960s, so perhaps from just before the Queen Mother's hospital was built at Yorkhill.
The best thing to do is to go and look at the street now and compair it with this picture. Next time I speak to my uncle I'll ask about the school.
Paterson, Torrance, Gilchrist - Hamilton Lanarkshire. 
McCallum - Oban, McKechnie - Ross of Mull Argyll.
Scrim - Perthshire. 
Liddell - Polmont,
Binnie - Muiravonside Stirlingshire.
Curran, McCafferty, Stevenson, McCue - Co Donegal
Gibbons, Weldon - Co Mayo.
Devlin - Co Tyrone.