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> Springburn Photos, Elmvale Sy, Fernbank St.,, Springburn Rd., The Blocks, and "parks&
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post 17th Feb 2016, 04:38pm
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HI:

I am looking for images of Springburn. Particularly I am looking for images of Elmvale St., and its environs in the 1950's and 1960's. I lived there until about 1962-3 at 19 Elmvale St., which was the third house on left hand side as numbering on that side after Church of Scotland and the Youth Employment Exchange started at 15. There were about 5 closes on the opposite side and my house / close was opposite a small shop called Mary's (Mc Cusker) - the others being Frank's ( Peris.. sp!) and Jimmy's (Curran) The pub at the corner was called Healy's but often referred to as Maguire's.

I am also interested in images of the Dog's Park and Daisy Park. I am not sure how well or widely known these 2 areaswere to others!

The Daisy park for me was the area from the Cowlairs Coop Grocery at end of buildings on road to Bishopbriggs. The "park" was divided by a footpath that went to Springburn Park main gate.

The Dog's Park was the area beside the Baby Clinic off Hawthorn St., up from other side opposite Fernbank St. Later this was covered by SSH houses and Police station at corner of Hawthorn St., and Springburn Rd. There was also a stock of large water or sewer pipes that were left piled up behind red tenement buildings on Hawthorn St.

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Martin Maguire
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post 18th Feb 2016, 12:20am
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Martin, I just saw your post. Take a look at the following page, which includes "the pub at the corner was called Healy's but often referred to as Maguire's", which was in fact more commonly known as the Terminus Bar.

http://oldspringburn.wikifoundry.com/page/...ld+Springburn+3

These photos bring back the faintest but most poignant of memories for me. Hope they do for you too. Also, look at the menu at the top-left of the page and you'll see a list of nine pages under the menu option 'Old Springburn Photos'. There will be so many of interest to you, but look at the fourth photo on the first page.

Enjoy and have the hankies ready.

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post 18th Feb 2016, 01:43am
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The photo of Leckethill Street is taken from the high road I lived in Bedlay Street at the top of these stairs, walked Springburn Road from one end to the other every Saturday for years long time ago.
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post 18th Feb 2016, 01:34pm
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Martin, I just saw your post. Take a look at the following page, which includes "the pub at the corner was called Healy's but often referred to as Maguire's", which was in fact more commonly known as the Terminus Bar.


Thanks for that .

Had seen most of these before but strangely I do not remember the one from Sprinburn Rd., of Hawthorn St., and indeed the area which we called the dog's park.

The photo of Elmvale St., clearly shows Franks shop in the middle of the block and our house was on the opposite side of the street. On a side note the houses I understand were built in the 1930's by the Corporation and my family moved there in 1936. They were all fitted with a device in the kitchen known as a "back to back" which combined a stove and cooker on which there was a 3 ring mains gas ring that could be raised up off the top exposing the range top for cooking. The back to back part was that the fire which was through the wall in the Living room could be altered to power the kitchen stove and oven and of cours water for the kichen and bathroom by changing the draw on the main fireplace.

Of course these devices were all black and thought - at least by my mother - as being old fashioned or dirty in appearance. I thought it was an amazing device that could directly heat 2 rooms, cook and also heat water to an extent that you would draw off the hot water to stop it actually boiling in the storage tank that was mounted in the kitchen.

This was the work of a local company whom I think were called Thomas Ure and were located in Keppochhill Rd , Springburn. The surround of the device, from memory, carried a patent reference abd their details with their address.

I wonder if any of these survived as I am sure their design and skill would have melted the heart of many environmentalists.

I can only hope that there are more Sprinburn photos out there - surely someone took a photo of the other side ofthe street.!!

My mum and dad had previously lived at grond floor of 4 Leckethill St. in the 1930's.

Thanks for you help and suggestions

MM

http://oldspringburn.wikifoundry.com/page/...ld+Springburn+3

>but look at the fourth photo on the first page.

I remember that view well and the terminus for the 4 and 16 trams - with occasional route additions. I can also remember one tram coming off the end of the rails and leaving a tracking scar in the road surface about 3 to 4 tram lengths for many years.

Also the buses 37 and 46 and a later addition of the 53.

On another note, one of my Grandfathers was a railwayman in Sighthill named George Nicol ( he died in the 1920's) and before my dad died ion the 90's he told me that there was a memorial plaque that had been mounted in or at Sighthill years before celebrating the set up of the Union.
It seemingly was moved to another location after the development at Sighthill, If anyone has any information about this, I would be delighted to hear about this.

:-)

MM
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post 18th Feb 2016, 05:35pm
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QUOTE (*petunia* @ 17th Feb 2016, 05:51pm) *
The photo of Leckethill Street is taken from the high road I lived in Bedlay Street at the top of these stairs, walked Springburn Road from one end to the other every Saturday for years long time ago.

Probably passed by you,maybe even had whistled!....lol
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post 19th Feb 2016, 12:36am
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MM, not the best of Keppochhill Road, though it is a very rare perspective.

http://smg.photobucket.com/user/james73/me...977_07.jpg.html

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post 19th Feb 2016, 12:52pm
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Hi:

Good clear photo. It looks like this may have been taken from Flemington St., - from my memory around this location. I think there was a yard on Keppochill Rd that belonged to Wm.Ure who made te fabulous heat/cook/ water devices many for the energy crisis at that time - ie your ability to pay.

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post 20th Feb 2016, 10:26am
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few good sites for olde glasgow photies are

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/index.php

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk

and http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitc...x.php?a=aboutus

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post 24th Feb 2016, 06:18pm
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GG's post includes the link:
James73's Website

showing the Springburn Firestation on the left across from the Flemington Street Corner looking down Keppochill Road. The first parked car on the left past the Firestation was roughly the terminus for the 32 Bus to Scotstoun. yes.gif


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post 25th Feb 2016, 12:57pm
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Mmaquire..There was a foundry in Keppochill Road, but it had the name of Allan URE
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post 25th Feb 2016, 01:12pm
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There was a foundry in Keppochill Road, but it had the name of Allan URE


You may very well be right or this may be the inheritor of the people that made the heating/cooking water boiling / house heating device. :-)

What I would really like to find is a photo of the self same device. I wonder if the Glasgow Copro retained any of these either in a building or details of same.

Thanks for the info. I am also potentially wrong after 55 years of last seeing same item.

Kind regards

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post 25th Feb 2016, 01:25pm
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GG's post includes the link:
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showing the Springburn Firestation on the left across from the Flemington Street Corner looking down Keppochill Road. The first parked car on the left past the Firestation was roughly the terminus for the 32 Bus to Scotstoun. yes.gif

HI ExPOW:

One advantage of Springburm was its transport links and its nearness to Glasgow Town Centre. As kid I got twwo travel passes to over the multiple connections to school. In time I discovered that I could use all sorts of connections ,and did, to go to and from school. In those journey's I gained many a quizzical or strange look from conductors who were wondering hwere I was going. The 32 was in one of those many combinations of school travel around darkest Glasgow and selected only if I had a spare "click" on my pass. ohmy.gif
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post 25th Feb 2016, 05:04pm
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I used to walk up Keppochhill Road with my mothers Accumulators to be charged in Springburn Road, I think it was called Hopes
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post 25th Feb 2016, 06:11pm
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There was always a brisk underground traffic of unused "Travellers" as we called them at school.
The 32 Bus Service was crewed by drivers and clippies from Knightswood Garage.
The stuff you remember......

Questions that have been asked:

"Who's responsible for the largescale destruction of the old Springburn?"

I know because I used to pal around with the man who, by the way, was a native of Springburn, went to Albert High and, as it happens, told me one day that he got his revenge on the place by driving the motorway through it. Architects and street planners wield awsome powers.

Just for old times' sake, here's a pic of one of the travesties to beset Balgrayhill during the 1960-70s era.

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post 29th Feb 2016, 11:51pm
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The old Springburn Fire Station is on the left across the road (behind the wheeled case pushing the lady across the street) and the first vehicle on the left past the firestation is roughly the terminus of the 32 Bus to Scotstoun if I remember correctly.
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