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Thank you for the opportunity of adding a couple of names and also for the various photographs and old films of Springburn. Gallons of tears of nostalgia have been flowing....Now back to the editor's comments.As the site is getting a wee name for itself in the local media, I thought it might help if some of the more well-known and recognisable residents of the past were given a wee mention. Or just those who had some sort of connection with Springburn at some point by living, working or attending school in the area. If they are still around their contributions might even be possible if we can get hold of them.
Sportsmen/women, celebrities, politicians etc... add their names here and let's see if we can get in contact with some of them. No defamatory comments please regardless of what your thoughts may be on them....
Dr Agnes Hoey Teacher and conductor, born 1/6/1932, died 15/07/2010
I wanted to add Agnes's obituary to this page but it was too big a file ,it appeared in the Glasgow herald 21/7/2010 and I know a lot of our lady memebers will be sad to hear of her passing as i know a great number of them were members of her choir.(jimmorion)
Author/Scientist (and man of many talents)
Dr Robert Hutchison Ex Albert Senior Dux 1955,sadly no longer with us,and close friend of George Devlin Co writer of the tribute below :-
John Thomas Author of the Springburn Story and other books on Scottish Railways
George Devlin (ex Albert pupil current exhibition at The Billcliffe Gallery until May 20)
A. C. Lillie
Sir Ron Garrick
Marion Chesney(world renowned novelist and former Albert Sen. Sec.pupil
Beryl Beattie (Scotsman columnist/Miss Annie Laurie do do do
William Graham 1845-1914 ex railway worker who was fired when he went out on strike then turned photographer and set up a studio in Vulcan Street
Allan Ross (Goalkeeper,Luton Town & Carlisle Utd.- Made Scotland squad)Sadly no longer with us.
Stevie Chalmers ( Celtic Lisbon Lion)
Billy Reid (Hamilton Accies Manager)
The McCluskey Brothers (The Bluebells)
Bobby Gillespie (Primal Scream)
Graham Knight (Guitarist in Marmalade)
Carol Logan (famous dancer at the Windmill Theatre)
Markee Substance (Davies) (Kosheen)
Trade Union Leaders:
Campbell Christie General Secretary STUC for many years now Chairman Falkirk FC, and one time Peasie goalkeeper.Sadly passed away Friday 28 October 2011
another springburn giant no longer with us, his Obituary appeared in Satuday 29th Oct 2011 Glasgow Herald and a fine article about his career .
Other well known figures
Seth & Bessie Sykes Evangelists known for their mission work and songs.
Men and Women of Substance - worthy of being mentioned
Robert Downie 1891-1968 ,Carleston Street, awarded the Victoria Cross in WWI and later awarded the Military Medal
Dorothy Sanderson nee Tuck Wife of Scots racing driver Ninian Sanderson with her own extraordinary wartime history. http://www.theherald.co.uk/search/display.var.1200498.0.dorothy_sanderson.php
Agnes Dunimarle Reid. LRAM. ATCL. Broomfield Road. grand-daughter of James Reid of Auchterarder, Pianist, Church Organist, Humanitarian, Philosopher and Life-Coach ( before the term was invented ) - what a teacher, never to be forgotten.
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other sportsmen not shown are Tommy Ring,Tommy played for Clyde and also played for Scotland many times in the late 1950's Tommy played for Springburn United.Alex Willoughby also came from Springburn Auchentoshan Terrace I believe as did Maurice Johnston.
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|keelieinexile||James Smilie - Australian Actor & Director||3||Apr 1 2013, 11:43 AM EDT by springburnboy|
Thread started: Feb 10 2011, 8:53 AM EST Watch
I remember reading something about this man a while back.
Apparently he lived on Huntershill St before he emigrated to Australia.
I saw in an Aussie soap series called Return to Eden (my wife loved this programme.................honest..................lol)
|DorothyAllen||Famour Springburnians||9||Mar 31 2013, 12:03 AM EDT by AliceVaughan|
Thread started: Mar 6 2011, 9:40 AM EST Watch
Does anyone remember John Law ? He went to Petershill and I believe Albert, He
was a scriptwriter for "The Goons" and other comedy programmes. He also wrote a school
song for Petershill entitled "The Torch of Youth".
The shadows past in doom decay
But o'er the untrodden future way
A lamp of promise sheds it's ray
The Torch of Youth.
Be this our challenge, this our cry
Let PETERSHILL still raise on high
It's oriflam to the sky
The Torch of Youth.
I'd be interested to know if any other Petershillians remember this.
I was in Miss McEwan's "qualy" class and John Law had been her
favourite pupil. He used to come into school to visit her.
Sadly John died when he was quite young.
My name, in case anyone out there remembers me, was Carr.
|Tennscot||Craig Ferguson, T/V Host, comedian, drummer, script writer, Actor,||3||Nov 26 2011, 1:13 AM EST by scossie|
Thread started: Nov 23 2011, 10:54 PM EST Watch
Born Stobhill Parents lived in Springburn . Later moved to Cumbernauld Hosts his own Late night Series, Still has time play Stand Up ,everywhere from Las Vegas to Toronto.Played in movies, Was on the Drew Carey Show, Authored a couple of books. Does rate him as a Famous Springburnian ??
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