Glesca Pals guestbook Tuesday 09/19/2006 10:19:34pm Name : alex brown e-mail : email@example.com brought up ; brigton resident now : paisley your age : 49 Comments : i was born in a single end at 41 queen mary street,up the sterr next to tony's bar where my auld man used tae drink, went tae q.m.st. school and used tae get sweeties ooty grannie walkers shop across fae the school.i went tae the cubs at st. francis in the east church and although i was pretty young, i have many fond memories of brigton. i am currently reading a book by bill shackleton called "keeping it cheery" (an anecdote of brigton) this man was the minister at st. francis in the east in queen mary street for many years and touched the lives of so many of us in that area in one way or another. bill has the gift of seeing the good in the bad,and the funny side of any crisis, his book has made me laugh out loud, and brought back memories i had long since forgotten. if your of my age you should read it.
I took this book (gift from Nell) into the hospital with me and it passed many a weary hour. I wish my Mammy was still alive, also my brothers & sister, Peggy, so that I could share it with them. They all came from Brigton and went to Q.Mary Street school, whereas I was born in Dalmarnock. Ofcourse, I knew all the area well, as aunts & uncles, my Gran etc. remained in Brigton. I had a surprise visit from Peggy's eldest son today and was telling him all about this book, so he is away with it.