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|Scottish Gaelic: Baile Samhraidh|
Summerston shown within Glasgow
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|Scottish Parliament||Glasgow Maryhill and Springburn|
Summerston (Scots: Simmerstoun, Scottish Gaelic: Baile Samhraidh) is a residential area of Glasgow, Scotland. It is known locally as "Summy". It has a riding school used by Strathclyde Police Mounted Branch and John Paul Academy, one of Glasgow's 11 Roman Catholic secondary schools. The 4th Glasgow Scout Beaver Colony and Cub Scout Pack are based in Caldercuilt Primary School at 101 Invershiel Road. It also has an Asda Summerston also hosts the annual "Maryhill Fun Day" on 16 April in Maryhill Park to celebrate the parks opening. The Philadelphia Chip shop based next to the ASDA boasts a top Pizza supper. It has two schools and a couple of football pitches. Summerston also hosts an annual bike race on 19 July welcoming all residents to compete and raise money for local charity Broughton Associate Western Bellington Arthritis Group. Last year they managed to raise £10. Summerston has a growing local hip-hop scene which has gained some national attention for the "Maryhill Rap Battles" held every year between 7th to 14 March. The town of Summerston has also had numerous run ins with the Glasgow City Council as it is yet to be named Glasgow's top joint, although it has finished runner up on a number of occasions it keeps losing out to its rival Milngavie, the wars between these two great towns goes back so far that no-one can remember who struck first (it was summy) these two have had their fair share of battles from the Bus shelter vandalising of 02 all the way back to the pissing in the Allander swimming pool incident of 99, Summerston though believes that it deserves this honour and will continue to challenge with new stuff being added all the time, only recently the bus shelters got digital time schedules.
Summerston was officially declared as a residential area of Glasgow in 1898 by Lord William McBawbaggonsen who purchased the land from Lord Hew Hill. The first houses were built in 1912 and the first school, St Blanes Primary school was opened in 1935. Around this time local residents began referring to themselves as "Summerstoners". Summerston suffered a horrific sewage spill in 1965 and citizens had to be evacuated as a result. Summerston is also home to local singing legend Boaby Stevenson. Summerston folk who lived on Doberson Street are commonly referred to as "Dobbers" and the name grew so much in popularity most people on the west side of the town now also go by that moniker. During World War 2 a German B52 Bomber plane crash landed in Summerston, and as the fallen pilot attempted to flee he was tracked down by the residents, his name was Malki, and after they caught up with him just outside the former Big Petes Brothel, they beat him down, and it was in this moment that the term malkied was coined.
- William McBawbaggonsen
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