Join us as we bring the city’s past to life
DO you remember building bogies and sledges to career down pavements and grassy hills? Did you play peever and build dens, or put on shows in the back courts to entertain the neighbours?
Street games and songs used to fill every corner of every community of Glasgow in days gone by.
Regular Times Past readers often share memories of their favourites and it’s a common theme at our regular library drop-in events, Thanks for the Memories, which are currently on hold due to the coronavirus crisis.
Our photo archives have captured children at play in the city over the decades, from these young hulahoopers at Adelphi Street School in 1976 and roundabout fans in Garthamlock in 1981 to young people learning the skilful art of peever from local pensioners, at St Ignatious
Perhaps you played footie in the street, or tried your hand at skipping or elastics – did you go to a local park to sail boats or climb trees?
Maybe you were a braver soul and played chappie round your neighbours’ houses – taking great care to run fast so you did not get caught? We’d love to hear your memories and see your photos of going out to play in the city. What are your favourite childhood memories of growing up in Glasgow?
Let us know and you could feature in Times Past. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or write to Ann Fotheringham, Glasgow Times, c/o The Print Centre, 125 Fullarton Drive, Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8FG.
Youngsters from St Ignatius Primary play Peever, main picture; roundabout fans in Garthamlock, left; children try their hand at fishing, right; while hulahoopers gave it their all in 1976, inset HERE at the Glasgow Times, we know the tales of ordinary people paint a picture of what life was really like for the men, women and children of the city over the decades. We want to hear them, for our great new Times Past series, All Our Yesterdays. Each week, we will cover a theme connected to Glasgow’s ‘good old days’ – it could be the parks and gar-dens, transport, dance halls and cinemas, or something completely different.