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Bridge Court
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1901. Situated off Bridge Street, between Nile Street and Trafalgar Street, area of dense housing. An open gutter can be seen in the yard illustrating the insanitary conditions which led to this area being classed as 'unhealthy'. Many of the residents in the Leylands area were of Jewish origin, large numbers worked in the tailoring shops.

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Mike Cave

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My great grandparents Abraham and Leah (nee Wagenheim) Goldwater lived at no 3 Bridge St in the 1890s. They were Jewish and were married in Latvia, Leah was from Lithuniania and Abraham from Western Siberia. Abraham was a bootmaker at the time but there were Machinist and Pressers living with them (also from Russia). They moved to Glasgow about the turn of the century where my grandfather Louis was recorded in the 1901 census as a tailor as were his younger siblings.

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Shirley Holton

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My aunt's father, Julius Lieberman, had a kosher butcher's shop in Bridge Street around the turn of the 20th century around the time of this photo. His children and grandchildren became doctors, lawyers, research scientists, engineers.....

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Graham A. Schofield.

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These children are lined up to make a gang-way. Apart from the camera man, I wonder what was heading towards that 'entry'?

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09-Aug-2010

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Corinne Ridley ''nee Cohen

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My great Grand Father Hermann Cohen and his Parents and siblings lived at 88 Bridge street in 1881. They were all tailors and lived in the Leyland area for over forty years....These Photos are brilliant..thanks very much.

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01-May-2011

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Shawn Goldwater

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Mike Cave's entry is very intriguing, because I am descended from a Goldwater in Glasgow -- first name William, I believe. We were always told by his elder son Issie (now deceased), my uncle, that "our real name was Wagonheim." I never knew quite what he meant by that. I believe my grandfather was a tailor, too. My father Sidney is long deceased, too. But this Goldwater-Wagonheim-Glasgow connection one heck of a coincidence, if that's all it is. I think there's a reasonab;e chance I'm related to Mike and am including my email, he case he sees this and wishes to contact me. Thanks!

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05-Jun-2014

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Joe Vallance

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My mother Mary (Dolly) Goldwater was born in Glasgow Her mother was Julia Goldberg from Edinburgh. Julia married William Goldwater from Glasgow and was a tailor to trade he died 1933 approx leaving Julia with 2 boys and 2 girls.

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01-Jul-2014

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