Streets of Glesga ....Lily
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No. 62 Lily Street ......... many a happy time spent in this
house 1 up right when my Great Granny Rankin
lived here in the 1950s and 60s. Very fond memories of house parties
especially at the 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
Lily Street weans
||1. Jean Marshall
||2. May Skivington
||3. Sadie Dickson
||4. tall girl
||5. Kathleen McFarlane
||1. Jim McDonald
||2. Bobby Marshall
||3. Ena Burns
||5 Bobby Burns
Apr.2007, Barbara Barclay
.... ..this photo was taken round the back in Lily St at end of WW2 I know some
of the names May Skivington, Sadie Dickson, Jean McDougall, Bobby Burns
my brother Jim McDonald is in the front row.
My Grandad Crone lived at 55 Lily Street my cousin Teresa
Wallace lived with him for years then he moved to Troon Street. I was
born in ma Granda's house the Skivingtons were next door the Dicksons
first landing next door Mrs Higgins the McDougalls lived in the close
next door the Mones and Katy married a guy called Jimmy Rankin. they
were all big families . I am sure no 1 is Jean McDougall her sister
lived in the same hoose and she married a Marshall, all the families
lived together then cause they couldny get a hoose efter the war,...
Apr.2007, Helen F Martin (nee
Pritchard), New York, USA.
The first girl in the upper left hand corner, has to be Jean Marshall, a
girl I went to school with. She lived in Lily Street, between Connel
Street and Kinnear Road.
She had a sister named Peggy, if my memory serves me well. I could not
be mistaken! It has to be Jean Marshall.
You know Webmaister, I never knew your great granny, but I do remember
the name Rankin. It is truly amazing, what gets stored up in our memory