OUR features on La Bonne Auberge and Baillieston recently stirred the memories of many of our readers.

French-Scottish restaurant and bar La Bonne Auberge, on the corner of Renfrew Street and West Nile Street, recently celebrated its 44th birthday.

Lesley Shannon, from Kirkintilloch, got in touch to say: “It has been forty years since I was at La Bonne Auberge with my sister-in-law. I was a PA in Charing Cross for Crouch and Hogg consulting engineers, which is where I met my husband Ewan, and we have been married 40 years this year – hope to get back to La Bonne Auberge one day.”

Ken Lawton, from East Kilbride, recalled a spell as an extra on 90s drama Cardiac Arrest, when he had to collapse on to the floor of the restaurant.

“I had to sit at a table, have a heart attack and be saved by mouth to mouth resuscitation from Helen Baxendale’s character,” he laughs.

“We had to do six takes and I walked off the set with a bruised arm from having to land on the hard, stone floor of La Bonne Auberge.”

And Helen Wright got in touch to simply say: “Loved it in the 1970s – a great night.”

We ran several stories recently featuring the memories of people who lived and worked in Baillieston, in the city’s east end.

One gentleman asked us if anyone knew more about the so-called ‘Witch’s Tunnel’ which ran down the Home Road.

Jim Currie, who grew up in the area more than 60 years ago, asked: “I would like to know the history of it – the tunnel was about eight feet round, made of brick, obviously Victorian and seemed to serve no purpose.”

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John King, who has built up an incredible archive of facts and photographs of Baillieston through the decades, was happy to help out.

“I was first introduced to this tunnel by my father James, when I was 12 years old, in 1943, helping him out on plumbing jobs during school holidays,” explains John.

“We were down near the gardener’s house at Calderbank Maternity Home – aka The Big Hoose – and he showed me the entrance to the tunnel.

“At this point, the gradient of the land was very steep, from the River Calder to Ellismuir. The coal hewn at Calderbank Colliery had to be transported up to the Caledonian Railway at Baillieston but there was no way a steam pug could climb that gradient.”

John smiles: “The solution was to haul it up the line with a steel rope and a winding drum and steam engine. The coal wagons were then shunted into sidings to form a ‘coal train’ on to the main line. The problem of the big hill was solved by digging this haulage tunnel.”

John’s father also told him how the winding engine had caused a lot of late night disturbance to the people of Baillieston.

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“In the wee small hours their sleep would be disrupted by the bark of the exhaust from the winding engine, hauling three or four wagons up the incline,” he smiles.

We would love to hear more of your Glasgow memories – 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 postbag, we are compiling a fantastic archive of stories and pictures, all dedicated to the city we love.

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.