Betty McGaulley

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

Blantyre Folk

Betty McGaulley – Now in Toronto

I was born in the back room of Tommy Loughlin, the Cobbler, in the Robertson Building on Stonefield Road. I then lived in Dixon’s Raws, 36 Hall Street, as ma Da was a miner. I lived above Little’s the Bakers, which no one ever talks about, 200a Glasgow Road… a very famous Baker!! Wullie Pates?? Brown School of Dancing, The “Dookit”  All in the same block.

I remember the bread strike?? 1968 Oh My God?? Little’s the Bakers was below my bedroom!! They were lining up from 4.00 a.m. in the morning. I had to go to Phillips in Wellhall Road where I worked, so there is lots to catch up on??

Here’ me with at the Celtic Convention,The Lisbon Lions Here' me with at the Celtic Convention,The Lisbon Lions
And "The Blantyre Gang" at the Celtic Convention 2001 Brampton. And “The Blantyre Gang” at the Celtic Convention 2001 in Brampton. These are all Blantyre Punters. They came from all over Canada, we hadn’t seen each other in 35 years!
The British Show Toronto – Les Battersby, Coronation Street.  I had to fix his eyes for him, they were burning, so I put in drops. He was just “Les”.  Les Battersby, Coronation Street.
Trish, Betty & Les Trish, Betty & Les
Here is a photo, Tommy Gemmell, Lisbon Lion, and the rest of the gang. Here is a photo, Tommy Gemmell, Lisbon Lion, and the rest of the gang.
 This is my latest claim to fame... when I met Jack in Toronto. This is my latest claim to fame… when I met Jack in Toronto.
 Scotland for Ever.  Scotland for Ever.
 Ma very Latest Claim to Fame!! Jack Layton, Leader of the N.D.P. Canada's Labour Party

Ma very Latest Claim to Fame!!

Jack Layton, Leader of the N.D.P. Canada’s Labour Party

The Gollies at Cheers in Boston… Where Friends was made!

Maybe they should have taken the photo on the way in instead of the way out, then it might have been in focus!!!

 The Gollies at Cheers in Boston... Where Friends was made!
 Me and my Gang in New York 2002 for Tartan Day Me and my Gang in New York 2002 for Tartan Day. Scotland Forever…
Rosemary and Trish at JFK’s Eternal Flame  Rosemary and Trish at JFK's Eternal Flame
This is when I was made Citizen of the Year 1996 This is when I was made Citizen of the Year 1996

Betty lost her husband Tam in 2015, Betty has been a fervent and frequent subscriber to Blantyre’s Ain content. Betty still lives in Toronto with her family.

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Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland

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