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Barrowfield Street 

Barrowfield Street looking east, photograph taken from Barrowfield St. School gates. 2002
The street opposite on the left is Fraser Street, the building at the top of the street is Celtic Park.
Walk along to the end of Barrowfield Street you come to Davaar Street ( see below). 
The wall was the yard of McDougalls the builder, behind the wall is the car park for Celtic FC.


 

Barrowfield Street weans




 








Aug.2009, May Anderson, Canada
here,s  that snap  i said i had the girls  in the back row . mary wilson . maggy dunlop , myself . front row  may  and jessie dunlop .jean wilson ,  they lived next door  to may , its the same close  that ronnie mcphee  lived  in , i spent a lot of time   with the sisters  but as we left school and went  to work  i lost touch  with them ,maggie and i had some  smashing  times  together ,  I understand she passed away  sorry to hear that was ur mum a dunlop? 

By the way i,m sure i saw billy in a bernard st school  photo , i still have to remember  to send my  photo  from that same school  i see  no girls  photo,s    from there .   
REGARDS  May Anderson (GlescaPal macaully)



Webmaister : May thank you very much for this great photo of the weans from Barrowfield Street.
May Dunlop was my auntie she married my mammy's brother Willie Evans. I have many fond memories of my auntie May. She was born in July 1940 which would put this photo at a guess taken around 1945-47. May sadly died in December 2001.
Mary Wilson Maggie Dunlop May Anderson
May Dunlop Jessie Dunlop Jean Wilson

          

GlescaPal Ronnie, London, Sept 2009. 
What a great photograph posted by May Anderson. I was only a youngster at the time, but I remember each and every one of them (apart form May herself) as though it was yesterday. And how Mary Wilson, when walking down the London Road, was killed when a chimney fell from the roof and killed her outright. I understand the coroners report stated this to be an 'Act of god', with no consideration that the building was in a dilapidated and neglected state. The blame for Mary's death should have been placed with the factors of that property, however, this was the 'bad old days', when the role of working class folks was to do or die, and Mary certainly died through no fault of her own.
And I remember Jessie Dunlop, and how she had a lovely voice, and sung in the long since disbanded Glasgow Orpheus Choir.
I wonder if May Anderson lived in the ground floor 'hoose' at 224 Barrowfield Street, her brothers being Tommy and Johnnie. I remember them both well and have a photograph of them somewhere. And auld man Anderson, who was always able to earn a few bob through sharpening knives with the single wheel portable knife sharpening contraception. And when not knife sharpening, he earned a few bob with his fiddle busking outside the pubs all down the London Road.



   The following is a photograph taken at almost the exact same position at the back close to 218 Barrowfield Street.


From left to right is
Elizabeth ('Biff') Dunlop.
My wee sister Marion McPhee, and Irene Wilson, sister of the aforementioned Mary Wilson.


It's interesting that I met Elizabeth some years later and unthinkingly said....'hello Biff', at which she rightly put me in my place by stating.....'My name Ronnie is actually Elizabeth' - ouch!"

 


 

 






Oct.2009, May Anderson, Canada
         (GlescaPal macaully) 74yrs old

Dear Webmaister,thought u might like this  pic  of the boys  of barrowfield  , in the middle is my bro  tommy anderson then biily dunlop  ,i don,t know the other 2 ,  i think  the yr to be about 1947, tommy would be 10 yrs old ,  tommy,s pal was jimmy mc cully  he lived  in the last close  in barrowfield st  , maybe ronnie will know them .


c1947

1 2 3 Tommy
  Anderson
4 Billy
   Dunlop
5
   

Nov.2009, Karen Dunlop
hi there my name is karen dunlop a just found photos of my aunties maggie, may and jessy dunlop on your web page along with my uncle bill dunlop, i was wondering if there was any way a could get a copy of these as maggie, may and billy have all since passed away. i was also wondering if you had any of billys brother john or big dunny as he was known. he is my uncle who also passed away this year. look forward to hearing from you.  thanks karen dunlop
 

Dec.2009, Harry Dunlop, West Lothian, Scotland, aged 55   (weeharry@yahoo.com)
What a great site. I would like to thank Ronnie McPhee & may Anderson for those great photos of my sisters Maggie, May, Jessy & Liz and my brother Billy. And thank you Wull for making all the memories possible. There is only two types of people in the world Glesca people and them who wish they were.
 
 



 


Barrowfield Lads 1962


GlescaPal Ronnie McPhee
, London. England 

"Ronnie with some of his pals.
This picture was taken around 1962
at the corner of Barrowfield and Stamford St.

The fellow at the back left I cannot remember, the others are:-


 

  Jokey
Douglas
John
Thomney
Ron
McPhee
Sannie
Reilly
George Greenfield Joe
Clark



(See Ronnie's entry in GlescaPals)


 


Davaar St - Barrowfield St

 

Barrowfield St from Davaar St.  2002
The houses straight ahead are Stamford Street and on the right Dalserf Street 
This spare land was Steedmans Sweetie factory then later the Welma Bakeries. 
It is now used for football parking for Celtic park.
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