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   Streets of Glesga .........Lily Street, Bridgeton.       page1  page 2     



Lily Street  opposite Troon Stre

photographed by Glesga Pal Bonny  2004

"My Great Granny Robina Rankin lived at No.62 Lily Street which is the close near the end of the street at the white car
Many a happy time spent in this house 1 up right during the 1950s and 60s.  Very fond memories of this house especially the parties at Ne'erday!
She died in this house 17 Feb 1968, 08:00pm aged 81yrs.
I was 14 at the time and I remember 'having' to go into her bedroom to see her lying in her coffin.
In those days only men went to the funeral and I remember my mother, granny and aunties all crying
at the windows as we ( the men ) left with the cortege to her final resting place in Sandymount Cemetery.  
My great Uncle Bobby Rankin remained in the house till his death in Feb.1985.
"   webmaister



Lily Street lies between 40 Kinnear Road  to 151 Springfield Road

Lily Street photograph taken from the junction of Springfield Road looking north west.
New houses to the right and at the end of the street in Kinnear Road, new flats and
as ever in the background the ever present Ruby Street high rise flats!

Apr.2007, Helen F Martin (nee Pritchard), New York, USA.
Hello Webmaister:  ...... lovely pages you have of Lily Street. The picture taken from Springfield Road, is all new to me, and not the way I remember it. In my mind's eye, I can still see Springfield school, and the church around the corner next to it and Craig's dairy across the street.  All the new houses look great, even the view down to Kinnear Road, where the railway and the stables used to be.



Look at the photo above these are the same railings
However this time I am looking in the opposite direction onto the site where Our Lady of Fatima Chapel used to be


  Blue dots is Lily Street     Green is where Chapel was
 This map will give you an idea where I stood taking
  these photos



Dalmarnock Community Centre, 3 Lily Street.
The old Springfield Primary School girls playground was in Lily Street and most of where the Community Centre now is was where that playground was. Part the centre was where the Dalmarnock Parish church was but most of this location was where the school itself was. The church was situated at 103 Springfield Road and closed in 1977


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