Coventry Drive

Jan Jackson(nee Boyd ) posted on the 19/10/2013 4:11:01 PM

Did anyone live in Coventry Drive in the 40`s, 50`s 60`s & 70`s, We lived in no 41, my parents were Willie & Peggie, Willie was a Glasgow Hackney driver then there was my sister Marguerite & my Brother Alex.

#34 - Janice Turbitt replied on the 29/02/2024 2:40:58 PM

Hi just come across this doing family tree and found my brother was born at 109 coventry drive my mum was Anne Turbitt dad was Ronnie Turbitt at the time we lived there was probably 1965 up till 1971 hoping someone remembers the surname Turbitt thankyou

#33 - Morag Mcfarlane replied on the 29/12/2023 11:07:44 AM

I remember you so well Michael we used to hang out as kids,my sister is Janette .Your a blast from the past must be 60 years.x

#32 - Micky rice 6 duntroon st replied on the 25/12/2023 7:00:17 PM

Re morag mcfarlane my mum was pals with your mum wee lived next close to you I think you had a big sister I always remember your dad's cabinet with all them colourful soldiers in it no one was allowed to touch them they were locked up, the only other name I knew was is fiockhart but she lived near the shops at the train track ps my mum was called nan ,I had 2 brothers when wee stayed there shug n john,

#31 - Billy mc master replied on the 9/12/2023 7:46:39 PM

Hi Jimmy I am still alive and kicking bet that was a surprise to see my name on this site , always wondered if anybody would reply i came across this site by accident and recognised a few names as you would , never thought it would be you answering yes we did have some good times playing in Thomsons wood yard and trying not get seen climbing in where we had a den. Remember the time we bought a pigeon in a pet shop on Springfield road and let it go before the day had finished yes we did have some good times. I went on to play bowls won a few trophies. We have a granddaughter 19yrs of age and working Best wishes to all your family.
Wish there was a better way of communicating than through this site. Aye all our yesterday's

#30 - Jimmy Wood replied on the 23/11/2023 8:19:58 PM

I see a post by my old pall Billy McMaster , we had a great time in Coventry Dr , do you remember our attempt to cycle to Stirling I think you had moved to Ruchazie by then unfortunately we didn't quite make it, my cycling went up a few gears and became a member of the Glasgow Nightingale cycling club and went on to race both hear and in Belgium and had a reasonable amount of success, I still ride the bike with some of my old club mates . I now stay in Erskine, my son stays in Ayr and has 3 children, my Daughter is married, unfortunately they can't have kids but have two large cats.
Hope this finds you and your wife well.

#29 - Lorraine Hull replied on the 26/07/2023 10:22:37 AM

My name is Lorraine Hull née Garrity and my dad's family lived on Roslea Drive Dennistoun during 50s and 60s. My dad was Eddie Garrity, he had a brother John and his parents were John and Ina. John died around 1958 and Ina around 1970. My dad has sadly passed quite young . My happiest childhood memories were visiting Ina on Roslea Drive and wondered if anyone out there knew the family and could give me any info. Kind Regards Lorraine

#28 - Morag Mcfarlane replied on the 19/06/2023 10:37:56 AM

For Ann Sutton and anyone else that knows me, email address

#27 - Morag Mcfarlane replied on the 18/06/2023 10:50:56 PM

I Remember Ann Sutton of Coventry Drive and all the lovely Family.Moved away from Glasgow and lost touch.GOOD TIMES.

#26 - Tam Scott replied on the 1/06/2023 9:05:33 AM

Hi Gino
Did your parents have the chippy? If so, then we were friends until I moved up to the Red Road in 1967. Another friend was Roddy Cameron who lived a couple of closes down. I live in Australia now and have been here over 33 years.

#25 - Nicola Brown replied on the 5/12/2022 5:39:27 PM

Hi I'm looking for information on my grandfather William McArthur Brown and his parents William Brown & Mary s Brown( McArthur) going back to the 1930s-40s IV found on census info that they lived on Coventry drive possibly no 57. Long shot considering the amount of years ago any info would be much appreciated ????

#24 - Gino Franchi replied on the 6/10/2022 4:59:29 PM

Hello my name is Gino I lived in number 90 Coventry Drive from the 1960s anyone who knows me let me know, cheers

#23 - Ann Sutton replied on the 26/03/2021 7:31:20 AM

I lived in 79 Coventry drive I remember a lot of your names I have been trying to find morag mcfarlane who lived in duntroon St and also big meekie who lived in 79 Coventry Dr if any one remembers my family and the people I would love to find that would be great and also any pics of George's shop

#22 - Tony Innes replied on the 18/02/2021 9:49:17 AM

I was born in 105 Coventry Drive first floor in June 1959. Moved to Roselea Dr in 1968. Older sister was Christine - George and Lily Innes were my parents. I was good mates with Gino - I think his Parents owned the fish n chip shop.

#21 - Gill Phillips replied on the 8/02/2021 9:59:08 PM

Hi Andrew would really love some info on 121 Coventry Drive - email me if you see this post

#20 - Gill Phillips replied on the 6/02/2021 7:33:33 PM

Just seen Andrew Scott who lived in 121 Coventry Drive, where my mother was born in 1915 Mary Milne, have you any pictures? I do not know anything about the area or where my grandfather went !
Appreciate any information thank you Gill

#19 - Yvonne North replied on the 21/01/2021 4:57:17 PM

Hi everyone, I just came across this page when searching for info about Coventry Drive. My Grandfather Benjamin Shepherd lived here for the first couple of years of his life until his mum Catherine Nee Forrest died in 1911 . He then went into care with his brother Archibald. They ended up at a farm in Abriachan, Inverness. I don't expect anyone will remember this family now but any old photos that anyone is willing to share would be much appreciated. They lived at 105 Coventry Drive in 1911 just before Catherine died . Cheers , Yvonne

#18 - Andrew (Andy) Scott replied on the 13/01/2021 8:16:29 PM

Hi folks I moved to 121 Coventry Drive on 1945 with my mum and dad and two sisters Rene and Isabel.
My best friends were John Lloyd who lived in the last close with twin sisters, Norman McLean, Eddie Garrity
Ian Riddle, Jack Fitzgerald, Vivian Leach, Aileen Ross. Vivian married John Lloyd. They were wonderful times. I also remember the Accrow scaffolding yard where we were often chased by the foreman for playing hide and seek and the street games kick the can and alevio and races round the lamppost. A truly great place to stay. My wife Maisie (nee Todd) remembers Jan Boyd and Maureen Ross from school swimming, we now live in Rutherglen, happy memories.

#17 - Gill replied on the 9/01/2021 2:37:25 PM

Hi posted a request for information re 121 Coventry Drive in 2019 - still trying to find out about Alex Milne (grandfather) my mother Mary and his wife Christina, who lived there till about 1920 ish. Any information greatly received.

#16 - James Roan replied on the 16/01/2020 12:07:37 AM

I lived in Coventry Drive I remember whites my pal was Paul White I was there till 1966 a life time ago

#15 - anon replied on the 23/10/2019 10:02:02 AM

Hi was born at 57 Coventry drive in 1955, my sister Christine in 1957 and my brother Robert in 2959. the lady who lived next door was mrs Christine Flanagan who became a grandmother to us. I remember the whites who lived parents were Rose and Andy Campbell. my email address is

#14 - Gill Phillips replied on the 20/05/2019 12:19:29 PM

Have been trying to find anyone who knew Alexander Duncan Milne he lived at 121 Coventry Drive in 1930 through to 1950 that I know of , he was my grandfather. Would love to have any news.

#13 - Big Wullie replied on the 18/04/2019 8:08:05 AM

Had a friend from teens, name was Muriel Dawson lived on Crinan street.

#12 - BILLY MC MASTER replied on the 27/03/2019 12:04:09 PM

You have missed out 2 famillies who stayed at 41 Coventry drive
The Woods and the McMasters

#11 - Joe McIvor replied on the 1/12/2017 6:21:07 PM

Hi Jan, hope this helps. I lived at 125 Coventry Drive from birth in 1939 until about 1955. In 1946 the people who lived up your close at 41 were :- Marta Black
Margaret McI. Boyd
William McL. J. Boyd
James and Mima Bradshaw
Ellen and Hugh Brennan
Hugh, Henry and Margaret Campbell
Margaret and William Firth
Annie Lavery
Henry Hope
David and May Logan
Christine, Thomas and John McDade.
If I can be of any further help please e@mail me at I have photographs of old Coventry Drive from the early 70s.
Best wishes Joe

#10 - joe mc dermott replied on the 14/12/2013 1:26:50 AM

Have a very merry xmas Maureen , David from Joe mc d

#9 - Dave Todd replied on the 11/12/2013 3:30:49 PM

I was at Ali Parade primary in the 60's with Doreen Thomson & Eddie Paterson both who lived in Coventry Drive. I think the Whites (Elenora and Aubrey) also lived there

#8 - Jan Boyd replied on the 13/11/2013 1:01:45 PM

Wullie, it probably is as they were the only Firths that lived in Coventry Drive, if my memory is correct they went to one of the Schemes, I believe it was Ruchazie.

#7 - Big Wuulie replied on the 11/11/2013 5:43:30 PM

Jan, It might be the same family I don't know, it was a long time ago.

#6 - Jan  Boyd replied on the 9/11/2013 10:42:40 AM

Would that be Jackie & Danny Firth`s Dad who lived at 41 Coventry Drive, Jackie was at school with my Brother Alex & I played with Danny.

#5 - Big Wullie replied on the 6/11/2013 9:43:57 PM

I remember a a man called John Firth I worked with him at the Milanda bakery 1951.

#4 - Maureen McQueen replied on the 3/11/2013 3:57:06 PM

Hi Joe, nice to hear from you.  David and i still laugh about your flitting day, it was so funny, everyone suffering from hangovers. We now have, six grandchildren.
Hope you and your family are all well.

#3 - Jan Boyd replied on the 28/10/2013 3:12:16 PM

I remember David McQueen & his Mum, also remember David McDade, his Mum who I called my Auntie Lexie, was very friendly with my Mother, Annie McCann & Jean Mclean, great memories of Coventry Drive, loved every minute of living there, also remember Wee Jimmy`s the Buthchers, aWee Nan`s the sweetie shop, Neil Thompson`s the newsagent who`s shop was a tardis, brilliant place to be brought up, I now live in Cumbernauld and I am also on face book, my email is janet01jackson@yahoo,co,uk.

#2 - joe mc dermott replied on the 28/10/2013 12:19:13 PM

Hello Maureen how you doing , we used to live up the stair from you , still in livingston hope Davie is okay and yourself , great times we had there , im still as daft as I was then !! enjoying retirement , my email is also on face book lovely to see your name on the site  cheers Joe

#1 - Maureen Mcqueen replied on the 27/10/2013 2:12:38 PM

Maureen(nee Ross) and David Mcqueen lived in 58 Coventry Drive up to 1970. Now living in Staffa Street.

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