John Storrie MBE 1876-1960

John Storrie MBE 1876-1960

A Trade Unionist, Councillor and Deputy Chairman of the Corporation of Glasgow, Baillie John Storrie is said to have had a reputation of being one of the most honest and conscientious men in the public life of the City of Glasgow. John the eldest son of Irish immigrants; John Storrie & Mary Fitzsimmons, was born on the 12th April 1876 in Water Row, Govan. John's father's trade was Hammerman (Smith), a trade which John saw fit to follow from an early age and we find John employed as Steam Hammer Boy aged 15,…Read more …
Mary Barbour 1875-1958

Mary Barbour 1875-1958

Political activist Mary Barbour (née Rough) was born 22nd February, 1875 in Kilbarchan, Renfrewshire, Scotland and died 2nd April, 1958 in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland. She is noted as a 'Red Clydesider' and one of the leaders of 'Mrs. Barbour's Army' who through rent strikes fought against rent increases in 1915. Mary was the first female Labour Councillor on Glasgow Town Council and as well as being the first woman Bailie on Glasgow Corporation she was also appointed one of Glasgow's first women Magistrates. Mary was the daughter of James Rough, carpet weaver and…Read more …
Johnny Quigley 1935-2004

Johnny Quigley 1935-2004

Footballer John "Johnny" Quigley was born 28th June, 1935 in Govan, Glasgow, Scotland and died 30th November, 2004 in Nottingham, England. Johnny is best known for being a key player in Nottingham Forest's historic 1959 F.A Cup win. Johnny the son of a shipyard worker was brought up in Dunsmuir Street and attended St Saviours Primary school then later St Gerard's Secondary school. He left school to take up an apprenticeship and at 18 years old was called up for National Service in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers, Johnny was soon playing…Read more …