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Scots Kiwi Lass Posted 11th Feb 2015, 08:54am
  Hilarious post, Pat. I did enjoy it.
PatBreslin Posted 10th Feb 2015, 12:45am
  We used to buy hauf a punna maize in the pet shop and go down George Square to feed the doos. While one of us was doing this another would throw his jumper over the unsuspectng pigeon and we'd run off back to the Toonheid and stick the thing on our improvised Dookit.
The theory was that after a week familiarising themselves with their new surroundings they would come back when released. Well they didn't. Despite eating so much maize that we were forced to steal the stuff for them.
When I think back it could be that they were so overfed that they just dropped out of the air from exhaustion after a few hundred yards.
We also could never understand why the run back to the Toonheid was the precise moment they chose to relieve themselves while up one of our jumpers.
Poor wee doos.
Guvinboay Posted 9th Feb 2013, 02:20am
QUOTE (CELTCHIC67 @ 10th Oct 2007, 01:05pm) *
Here is an old photo of George Square (CIRCA 1960)
IT is the 528 & 530 rasc remembrance day parade.
My grandfather Tommy Walker is marching in them.

Marching in the wet on a November day in the 60s is my only vivid memory of "German Gordie Square"
M G M Posted 27th Jan 2013, 09:01pm
  sorry I double clicked upload.................... huh.gif
M G M Posted 27th Jan 2013, 09:00pm
  Not so quiet now is it.............................. biggrin.gif
serabash Posted 6th Feb 2011, 12:23pm
  Aye Glasgow Lass if it happened today it would be all over youtube laugh.gif laugh.gif
glasgow lass Posted 6th Feb 2011, 01:20am
  laugh.gif laugh.gif very funny sera, sounds like something out of Monty Python lol.
serabash Posted 5th Feb 2011, 11:56pm
  One of my memories of George Square is in the early 70s.I was a trainee hairstylist in Telfers in Miller St and at that time there were a lot of bomb scares and everytime Telfers had one we would have to take all the clients with their hair in rollers or perm curlers or tints to the assembly point in George Square. ohmy.gif Clients with treatment at a crucial point were taken round to a salon in Garth st off Glassford st to continue their perm or tint.It must have seemed strange to the rest of the public to see all these women in gowns and roller sitting in George Square no matter the weather. :
Scots Kiwi Lass Posted 15th Mar 2010, 10:21am
  About three years ago, an old school friend sent me a Christmas card with a photo of George Square on the front. The Square was covered in snow. The photo was taken in 1962 - my last winter in Glasgow. I liked the photo so much I've had it framed and sits right in front of me when I am using the computer.

To be honest, I don't remember it snowing a lot in Glasgow, though I was 21 when I left Scotland. Still, that winter was apparently one of the worst on record. Love the picture and it makes me quite nostalgic.

stratson Posted 10th Jan 2010, 10:49am
QUOTE (RonD @ 10th Jan 2010, 08:02am) *
I was about seven years old (1955) when my older sister took to George Square from Auchinairn on Remembrance Day. I watched the ceremony with awe. Just after it we passed on City Hall a busker who looked as he had seen better days playing a cello type instrument. What stood out in mind was at the bottom of the instrument was affixed a saxophone horn. My sister threw ina penny or two. I remember thinking I wish I knew how to play an instrument that I could do that to get some pennies. smile.gif

Never too late Rond. laugh.gif
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