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|Nuneaton Street was formed
on the property of the late George Wilson, coalmaster and his widow,
who had gone to reside in Nuneaton, Warwickshire, thought so much of it
that she named the new street after it. The name comes from a
nunnery founded by Robert, Earl of Leicester.
(origin of Glasgow Streets, Hugh MacIntosh)
|Extract from e-mail,
Rebecca Gresty ( nee Aird ), Leicestershire, October 2002,
"I was born in 246 Nuneaton St, and
attended Dalmarnock School. this site is absolutely brilliant and has
brought back so many memories of life in the tenements. Great job
Photograph of John Aird, 1953 hingin' oot the windae of
his 3rd storey hoose.
|Extract from e-mail, Rebecca
Gresty ( nee Aird ), Leicestershire, Mar 2003,
"......the picture of my
Dad looking out the window has come out really well, it is 38 years since
he died. I can tell you it was so moving seeing him on the website like
that. I can remember that day he had that picture taken and I remember
many a time we would lean out that same window looking up at the night sky
and talking to each other and him telling me he loved me all the way up to
the sky and back down again...... I have kept this up with my daughter and
grandaughter and always told them I loved them all the way up to the sky
and back down again."
| Shops / houses in Dalmarnock Road between
Dunn St and Nuneaton St.
|From the picture below these shops / houses would be just
along to the left
(see Dalmarnock Rd
6 Jim Forrester
Nuneaton Street, photo taken from Dalmarnock Road.
11th. May 2002
All the tenements, the Plaza picture hall
, the shops have been replaced by trees
and industrial units.
A real shocker this photograph for anyone who lived here
Difficult to make out, but the grey building at the very end of the street
Celtic Park football stadium.
See street photo from
Extract from e-mail, George McCallum, East
Kilbride, July 2002 (email
"..I was looking through the memory lane and wondered if anyone
remembers the PENNY GANDY? Theguy used to come round the streets with his
horse and buggy and for a penny you could go round the block. My trip was
down Mordaunt Street to Baltic Street,
up Nuneaton Street then back
to where you started. All of five minutes for a penny, was this magic or
|Extract from e-mail,
Jimmy Murphy, Glasgow, August 2002, (email tba )
"I remember staying in Nuneaton
St, when I
was about 9 or 10 I fell on the spikes that were roon the back. (that wis
sore) shortly after that they cut all the spikes off the top of the
Nuneaton St was a very busy street, My uncle Charlie had the
cobblers shop there, we had a picture hall (The Plaza) a pub on every corner (almost) a cafe, butchers bakers and naw
nae candlestick makers. my Ma still lives in Brigton (Ruby St Flats).
51 now and I remember the lucky middens like it was yesterday. (maybe it