Old Burdiehouse School
"In the back row of this class photo,
second in from the left, is Alec
In the back row, second in from the right, is
brother of the twins in this other photograph:
Southhouse Primary School
In the middle
row at the end in front of the teacher , as Bob Henderson suggests is my
pal Michael (Mick) Mclennan.
I wonder if Bob knows what happened to Michael or the whereabouts of my
other pal Brian Love
He lived directly opposite Michael and Bob in the Avenue.
I recall Bob
Henderson`s family. They all had really
bonny red hair. At one time, even the dog was dog was red.
"Many of the families in Burdiehouse and
Southhouse had five or six kids then. The
Baulds (above) had
about 14 or 15. Mum was a tiny wee lady. Dad was a miner as
were his sons and many of the young lads round the estate
In writing these notes, I've just realised
Wassal Wylie had twin sisters as well, so that was three sets of
sisters in the Avenue.
sisters in the Drive.
sisters in the Street.
in the Broadway (though the Baulds
may have had twins. I'm not sure, and with 15 kids I bet they were not
On Christmas Eve 2011 we went to see my dear
brother Hugh (Shug) Wright
he was in Fairmilehead Hospital suffering from Pancreatic cancer.
During our visit, once or twice a nurse spoke
to me very kindly. My sister later said It was one of
Brian Love`s sisters -
perhaps Doreen Love.
Sadly my brother died January 2, 2012. At the
funeral I met Charlie McBride
and his wife. He's the brother of Joan
Joanne, her sister
and their pal
Her brother had been a well known boxer
Gordon Wright, Barnton, Edinburgh: June 23, 2014