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Gorbals Cross Fire 1965

PostPosted: Mon Aug 12, 2019 11:34 am
by Henrysix
My younger brother and I were in the top flat at number 52 and yes we came oot the windae on the Firemans back, got the newspaper article to prove it.

Anyway, an early memory is there was a newsagent at the bottom of the flats and it was run by a Mr Ralston (could he be related to Judith), I used to get my copy of Victor and the Valiant from him and in 1969/70 I got my first ten new pence from him, it was so shiny.

On a Friday depending upon if my faither had done in his wages or not the three of us were off up to Eglington Street Toy shop, for a Corgi or a Dinky (wish I had them now and in their boxes)

And it wisnae every Friday either I can tell you!

Re: Gorbals Cross Fire 1965

PostPosted: Fri Sep 18, 2020 8:05 pm
by Henrysix
I was researching this there was a tailors n two landings below my owner by the Goldmans family, a local Jewish family, my mother worked there and he used to pay someone to pick up her two kids and take them home and then she would finish work, she was a top seamstress and it was a clever way of keeping her happy, employed, paid and her kids safe!

But it was the tailors that went on fire ooops!

Re: Gorbals Cross Fire 1965

PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:38 am
by banjo
don't tell us yer wee maw wis running up a smoking jacket at the time. :roll:

Re: Gorbals Cross Fire 1965

PostPosted: Sat Sep 19, 2020 9:39 am
by Henrysix
Good shout Banjo, I am sure it was a Blazer!