IF YOU have ever lived or worked in Glasgow, chances are the city has a special place in your heart.

Since the Evening Times launched its Thanks for the Memories series, our readers have sent us fantastic tales and wonderful photographs of life here over the decades.

We would love to hear more – where did you grow up? Where did you work? What are your favourite memories of your old neighbourhood? Can you remember the old theatres, dance halls and shops? Which ones stick in your mind?

Through our regular library drop-in events, which have now taken place all over the city, and our letters page and email banks, we are compiling a fantastic archive of stories and pictures, all dedicated to the city we love.

Today we revisit some of the best, and reveal some new ones, in a bid to encourage even more readers to send us their memories of Glasgow in days gone by.

Please write to Ann Fotheringham, Evening Times, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB or email ann.fotheringham@heraldandtimes.co.uk with your stories and photos. Don’t forget to include a contact email address or telephone number.

At our Bridgeton event, we discovered the story behind the photo we had used to publicise our series - a black and white picture of a beautiful young woman sitting on the steps at Bridgeton Cross. She turned out to be Jenny Hall, who sadly died several years ago, and her husband Billy came along to share her story.

“That picture was taken in 1967, when we both lived in Bridgeton,” he said. “She was waiting for me coming off the tram on my way home from work. We’d go to the pub and then the pictures. She was very glamorous – she always looked so beautiful.”

After our Bridgeton event, Alan Jardine emailed us to say: “My mother came from Bridgeton. I remember visiting my granny every Sunday, travelling on the number 30 tram from Knightswood to 1085 London Road.

“My brother worked at the textile firm David & John Anderson at Atlantic Mills in Bridgeton - they manufactured shirts. My uncle’s mother-in-law owned Kiers Dairy on London Road, and I remember visiting a café nearby when I was a child. I think it was called the Broadway….”

The Bridgeton event also prompted 91-year-old Beatrice Martin to write to us. She said: “I used to stay in Crownpoint Road opposite Templetons carpet factory. There was a wee shop next to the Barras called The Wilkie Shop. I remember dancing at the Dennistoun Palais twice a week.

“I left school at 14 and started work in Riddle and Coulsons Wire Works on Springfield Road, Parkhead. We wove wire on looms, anything from ten strands to 200. One night during the war, a bomb fell on the soap factory next door. That was the last time I would ever go into an underground shelter.”

We have also delved behind the scenes of Glasgow’s entertainment industry, including a lovely look into the history of the Citizens Theatre, currently undergoing a multi-million pound refurbishment, and the many city cinemas, including the Olympia Picture Hall.

Brian Markey sent us a poem he wrote about the Olympia in Bridgeton, which included the lines: “That Saturday morning was a great day out/At all the baddies everyone would shout/Road Runner, Daffy and the great Bugs Bunny/They were the best and really funny…..Every Saturday as the cinema filled/Camaraderie and spirit are what it instilled/Those treasured memories still fill us with zest/The Olympia Picture Hall, Forever The Best.”

Iain Henderson wrote to us about the Citz, which shared a similar phone number to his family’s home.

“The number of wrong number calls I’ve had over the last 70 years!” he writes.

“My late parents often went to the theatre in their younger days, and I remember them telling me of the big names of the time they saw performing in plays and pantomimes - Jimmy Logan, Molly Weir, Duncan MacRae – who taught at the original Bellahouston Academy.”

In Govanhill, we met Dominic Sweeney, who recalled the great neighbours he got to know as friends, growing up in the area.

“They were all nationalities and cultures, a bit like the Govanhill of today,” he said.

Our Govanhill feature prompted reader Catherine Bellshaw to write in.

“In 1933, when I was six months old, my parents moved from Oatlands to Govanhill. My earliest memories are of the Corporation houses being built in Hickman Street. I went to Victoria Primary School. I remember the war years - the air raid shelters in the street, baffle walls at closes which were strengthened by wooden props and baffle blinds which were let down during a raid…

“For children, life went on. We played street games of all sorts, went on picnics built huts and climbed dykes. Govanhill will always be in my memories of my childhood.”

Share your memories by post to Ann Fotheringham, Evening Times, 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB or by email ann.fotheringham@heraldandtimes.co.uk with your stories and photos. Don’t forget to include a contact email address or telephone number.