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Lodger Geordie Dunn                      with my Grandfather Michael Martin

The Lodger
The story about the lodger is My Granmother died leaving my Granda a widower with 5 children. 
He then met this widow who also had 5 children and got married and so between them they had 10 kids and lived in a two room and kitchen on the Gallowgate. They also had the lodger Geordie who had a room to himself all in all there was potentially 12 of the family stuck in a room and kitchen.

My Grandfathers second wife died and as the older members of the family went off to war or went their own ways. My aunt lost her husband in the war in she came with her daughter, who never saw her father back to the family home. So at this time there was about 5 of the family left including the grandaughter and the lodger still had his room throughout this period. So to cap this all off my Grandad took in two other lodgers a man and wife who slept in the recess bed in the living room. Unbelievable. I think the photo was taken about 1955 in the local pub.
                         Regards, David Reilly

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The 'Broo' the Employment exchange where the men went to sign on and look for work. Depressing times and work was scarce

A queue at the 'Broo' 

 

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                     Govan Apprentices 1974

By comparison the boom years of the seventies when jobs were aplenty and large employers were starting scores of apprentices each year.

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