Streets of Dalmarnock -
Springfield Road looking north towards London Road,
with Helenvale Street high rise flats in the
the trees to the right is where
Secondary School used to be..
Same view looking north, all the houses are gone and Castle Grey Skulls
Celtic Park's new stand ( Rangers End ) can be seen.
Springfield Road diagonally opposite the old Riverside School, this is
what we used to call the Daisy Park. In my day there was
railings circumferencing the park and my Ma use to bring my sisters and
I with a shawl to sit on and have a picnic or run around with a ball.
We did the same thing at Richmond Park and the Glasgow Green
There was a few parks known locally as Daisy Parks, to do with the
profusion of daisies peeping through the grass. The yellow dandelions
were known as pee-the-beds.
Some Brigtonians will tell you the real Daisy Park was in Greenhead Street opposite
and who am I to argue!
email, Bill Bryson, Scotland,
How is everybody, you have a fascinating web page as it brings
back memories of growing up in Springfield
Rd just opposite the wire works. Went London Road school then Riverside school,
then moved onto New Zealand, worked there in an office for 20
years, in meat export business, which took me all around the
world, including brief visits back to Parkhead. Business
posted me to Tokyo for almost 3 years. Married in 1960 to Margaret
Comrie from Tillicoultry near Stirling.
All my Glasgow upbringing and education helped me to succeed beyond my
expectations. With that in hand, was offered a job in USA,
Minneapolis, then Kansas then Atlanta until retirement to Denver
Colorado in 1998, what a fabulous life , all owed to
Been back many times and sad to see the houses now pulled down for 2014
Commonwealth Games. We were the first in the new hooses in
1935. Went many times to Celtic Park (altho a Rangers supporter
), lifted over the bar, then worked with a neighbour Freddy
Martin, who had a barrow to sell Honey pears at Celtic Park and
Ibrox, so the best of all worlds. Would like to hear from
people who went to school in the 40's to see if we can recapture some
the times and find someone I know.
Having been around the world, I am still a Scotsman from
Parkhead!!! Bill Bryson