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.

#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.

#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

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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.

#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

#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

#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

#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

#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.

#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.

#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

#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

#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.

#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.

#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

#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

#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

#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.

#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

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