Dalmarnock Parish Church,
103 Springfield Road
Parish Church 1892 certificate
Jim Armstrong, Antrim, Northern Ireland.
See his Grandfather's old church postcard)
..... Webmaister, your website brings back so many childhood memories.
My father was born in Springfield
Road in 1904 and this '1892 Band of Hope' certificate from the
Dalmarnock Parish Church belonged to my grandfather, C.George Armstrong.
was given the Band
of Hope certificate and the church postcard about 3 years ago after the
death of a maiden aunt, who had lived in the family home in Belfast until it
was pulled down.
His grandfather, George Armstrong was born in Co. Cavan in 1881
and moved at a young age, first to Belfast and then to Glasgow, he was
only 11 when he received the above certificate from the Band of Hope.
George lived at 76 Springfield Road, Dalmarnock, Glasgow and married a girl called Barbara Stitt.
They moved to 159 Springfield Road where they had four children.
One of the children, Jim's father, was
born in 1904 the 3 other children were also born in Glasgow 2 of whom
survived and around 1916/17, the family returned to Belfast.
Jim's father started work in the H &W shipyard at the age of 13 and was
there until he was 72 yrs old!
He passed away in January 1979 at the age of 74.
The grandfather George Armstrong born 1881died in December 1937.
more Band of Hope
Sunday School attendance certificate
GlescaPal Carlin, aged 70
I attended Dalmarnock Parish Church and was a
member of the Girls' Guildry and the Sunday School.
I still have one of my prizes for good attendance. The book is in VGC
considering it is over 60 years old!!
Photo of attendance certificate
I remember vividly when I was about 4 or 5 being lifted on to a table to
sing "Still The Night" when the Sunday School was entertaining at an Old
Then, when I was about 8, I had to recite a poem at the Christmas Concert.
The poem was called "My Dolly's Pocket" and my mother sewed tiny garments
for a lovely baby doll, and the clothes matched mine - right down to the wee
pocket on the dress. After the concert, the doll was taken off me, and I
didn't see it again until Christmas morning - when magically, Santa returned
it to me!!!!
GlesgaPal Carlin ( nee Mary Dow ) ... Oct.2008
If you have any church photographs
please get in touch with me.