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> Strathbungo Station Horse's Head.
Cash-Ma-Giro
post 27th Aug 2009, 06:01pm
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I was brought up in the South Side just metres
away form Strathbungo's train station, which
was built on the bridge over the railway line
leading from Nithsdale Street/Nithsdale Drive.

In the station itself, on the bank of the Moray Place
side, there was a large bust of a horse's head,
something similar to this.......

It must have been a very loved horse for someone, as
they were inspired to place the bust there as a memorial
to it.

I know there were dairy farms over on the Pollockshields
side of the bridge in the 19th and early 20th centuries,
I don't if there's a link there or not?

I've tried to find the story behind it without success.
Many remember it but nobody knows the story.

Any of you good folks know the story?

Cash.


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post 28th Aug 2009, 02:41am
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hey Cash, I went to "Bogey" school. Do you remember the picture house next to the tracks, I think it was called the Crosshill (aka) the Coffin. The noise and vibration when a train was passing didn't help the quality of the movie, which wasn't the best most of the time anyway.
I lived in Carfin St. back then.
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post 28th Aug 2009, 11:18am
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Hi Cash, a few of my gardening colleagues reside around that area.( I live off Victoria Rd.)
RE. The horse, could it be a connection to the horse of Lord Darnley? Darnley Street runs through there. Will ask around those who are inhabitants of the area. Get back to you on it.

Did you enjoy Bungo on the Lanes this year? smile.gif


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post 29th Aug 2009, 09:15am
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Cash - there is a book written by Ray McKenzie called "Public Sculpture of Glasgow".

He refers to Glasgow City of Sculpture jokingly, and I know there was mention of a horse's head, which may be the one you describe.

the book runs to some 500 pages or more and is part of a series, the rest of the series is about the other major cities in the UK.


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post 29th Aug 2009, 08:40pm
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Hi Cash, could not find anything on the horse, perhaps you should try some of the railway forums. Did find some photos from the 1968 (station closed 1962) and as it is from Google Streets View.

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post 30th Aug 2009, 05:45pm
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I think that this may well be one that Luceo can answer, he's usually pretty spot on when it comes to Glasgow in the past as well as today.


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post 2nd Sep 2009, 12:12pm
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Still taking a heck of a long time to log in and switch between pages sad.gif

Hi folks, sorry I've taken so long to reply .


George Muir I remember the picture house in Vicky Road, I can't remember the name but I think you may be right calling it The Croshill.
Incidentally, I remember my big sister and her pal taking me to see the results of an horrific train crash inside the tunnel of QueensPark station. It was big news back then, more so because the train was packed with Saturday afternoon football fans going to Hamden Park. I saw the bloodied bodies of the injured being brought up the stairs at the Victoria Road side. One poor chap's head and arm was dripping in blood, he was smoking a fag which was also covered in his blood. Funny, the little things you remember, but it gave me the heebie jeebies.

You mention Carfin Street, I remember The Majestic near there, known as the flea pit. I was only ever in there about twice, they never ever put the lights on, rumour was they never put the lights on because the place was in such a bad state of decay.
I also remember The Hamden in Westmoreland Street.

stratson Thanks for that info, it would be great if you could get more.
I missed the Lanes but my pal said it was great this year.

carmella Ray McKenzie's book sounds really interesting, I'll look out for it.
I hope Luceo spots this post then, brilliant. Thank you.

murn Great pics. The first one is more or less how I remember things but with the actual station still in use, and Susie's shop having one window instead of two.
If I remember correctly ASB Compression Engineers origionally had premises in Nithsdale St.

At the very end of the station on the right of your pic, where the lady is just passing there was a tiny wee shop there selling all sorts of things, I remember asking my mother if she would give me some money so that I could buy her a present, I always came back with a small bundle of firewood sticks.

Look at the state of the staion in your second pic, very sad. Tssk.

Cash.


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