Barrowfield Street looking east, photograph taken
from Barrowfield St. School gates. 2002
The street opposite on the left is
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
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
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.
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
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 .
Nov.2009, Karen Dunlop West Lothian, Scotland, aged 55
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
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
Ronnie McPhee, London. England
"Ronnie with some of his pals.
This picture was taken around 1962
at the corner of Barrowfield and
The fellow at the back left I cannot remember, the others are:-
(See Ronnie's entry in GlescaPals)
Davaar St - Barrowfield St
St from Davaar St. 2002
The houses straight ahead are Stamford Street and on the right
This spare land was Steedmans Sweetie factory then later the Welma Bakeries.
It is now used for football parking for Celtic park..
Oct.2015, email. Jenny Cunningham, Glasgow, Scotland
got a house when I was just a nipper of maybe 3/4 yr old,we lived in Bellfield Street had to go getting a bath in the steamy (wash house) with giant washing machines and driers AND massive mangle which you
put your clothes on for ironing them here was two very large rollers,
they sooked your clothes in, great for ironing my Oxford baggy trousers
for the disco in the community hall at Camlachie.
I lived in 65 Law Street
down from the Gallowgate, next door to Nelly and
John McGowan, went to Barrowfield Primary school
, we had a man teacher,Mr
Jackson he was a xxxx, then onto Bernard Sreet secondary
for first year
then we moved to newly built John Street secondary
, started there in
second year as Bernard street was turned into a Catholic school.
Molly Johnstone was in
charge of the tuck shop and dance floor, she was ruthless if she heard
you swear she would wash out your mouth with carbolic soap, same if she
caught you smoking in the toilets.
Moving into a new house with its own
bath,WOW what a luxury but to be fair wasn't as good as the old baths in the
steamy. The Welma bakery brilliant go buy some hot rolls, those sure
we're the days, I remember Jane Chainey her dad was something to do with
government, we went with our protest with hundreds of names to keep
scooby do on the telly, the powers that be were taking it off so we took
our protest to member of parliament Mr Chainey, those sure we're the mad