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> Coal Bunkers, A story about Trust
wee davy
post 31st Mar 2011, 09:20pm
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Hello folks.

My mind wandered to the coal bunker outside our door in Shawpark St - in the lower close, at the back.

It seemed to me, I spent a LORRA LORRA time in there, every day! Now I'm going to make a statement here - which I'm sure 99% of you would agree with.

If you got your elect/gas from a cabinet OUTSIDE your hoose, by simply connecting a hose how long do think it would take, for your bills to climb, exponentially? Milliseconds? A day? OK mibbes a whole week.

Now I can VERIFY no coal was ever whipped from our bunker (I could account for almost every single LUMP or Briquet, from a VERY early age). I can also verify, we would never think/dream of going to someone ELSE's bunker.

I know we often say we wear rose coloured glasses, when we look back but I can honestly vouch for people's honesty with regards, 'the black stuff'.

We might've lived oan lemon curd piece's at times - but we seldom went withoot a fire, and hot water. The only problem is - weve awe mostly goat silicosis ai the lungs noo! hahahahaha laugh.gif


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post 31st Mar 2011, 09:29pm
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Weedavy,the reason that your bunker wasnt plundered is because everybody in Shawpark Street got their supplies across the road......at Maryhill Goods and Mineral railway yard.You never saw a coal merchants lorry in that street because there was no demand for them.Coal rolleyes.gif never got the chance to fall off the back of a lorry cause it never made it on to it in the first place.
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wee davy
post 31st Mar 2011, 09:37pm
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hahahaha I DO recall that yard, come to think of it lol
(I wonder why that is?)

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glasgow lass
post 31st Mar 2011, 10:21pm
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davy we were privy to have oor bunker inside the hoose so never had to worry aboot any thieve(s) rolleyes.gif
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post 31st Mar 2011, 10:29pm
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coal bunkers when you put your hands in to get the coal out you always got a hand full of cats shite, anybody had the same problem?????? biggrin.gif
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post 31st Mar 2011, 10:40pm
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The only coal bunker ah remember is in the hoose in Cranhill, where it wis a kinda big cupboard oan the landin, but it had a lock on it. Ah know we must've hid wan when we lived in Garscube Road, but ah wis too young tae remember it. Ah remember some o the hooses in Drumchapel had a kinda wee door connectin the coal bunker oan the ootside o the hoose wi the inside o the hoose. Ye could go intae the bunker, open the wee door an get intae the hoose that way. Ah think if ah lived in the Drum noo, ah wid be blockin it up. biggrin.gif

How dae ye know nane o yer coal went missin, Wee Davy? Did ye number every lump? biggrin.gif


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post 31st Mar 2011, 10:51pm
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Ceader bhoy,are you sure you had your hand in the bunker? Sounds to me you had it down the pan.I thought in the Drum they kept the coal in the bath.
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post 31st Mar 2011, 11:07pm
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How dae ye know nane o yer coal went missin, Wee Davy? Did ye number every lump?


Ah put a CHIP oan each wan lol

And thats another hing - how come ah always found the remains ai mince pie suppers, and the like, when the midden wiz only 3/4 feet away? Filthy gits mad.gif

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ceader bhoy
post 31st Mar 2011, 11:36pm
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QUOTE (Jupiter @ 1st Apr 2011, 12:08am) *
Ceader bhoy,are you sure you had your hand in the bunker? Sounds to me you had it down the pan.I thought in the Drum they kept the coal in the bath.

jupiter let me tell you a story i mean a cats tail, about the cats in the house's doing there business in the bunker when i was a boy living in a tenement building 3 up, we had to get the coal out the bunker to put on the fire and we did not have a light in the lobby were the coal bunker was we had to dig it out blind,the result was a hand full off cats shite, know and again ugh, by the way i came from the garscube road not the drum and my auntie maggie from shuna st and your relations lived there am i right???, hers a photo of chapel st think it's the old betting shop cousin frank penders worked in cheers c/b ,

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post 1st Apr 2011, 12:01am
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I remember our coal bunker was out the back just under the toilet window and I think it had a lock on it.

Jupiter, I remember the coal man comiing into my street (Shawpark) and emptying the coal into the bunker and all of our neighbours were decent honest people too.


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glasgow lass
post 1st Apr 2011, 12:24am
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mary I can remember the coal man, am not sure if it was Bell who deliverd our coal while we lived in the Street but it was Bell who brought our coal when we moved to our other house, ma mum always said that he had the best coal and that the others were just bringing up bags of dross. rolleyes.gif .... what did a know then rolleyes.gif
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post 1st Apr 2011, 12:26am
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QUOTE (glasgow lass @ 31st Mar 2011, 11:38pm) *
davy we were privy to have oor bunker inside the hoose so never had to worry aboot any thieve(s) rolleyes.gif

glasgow lass yur one o mine god bless you biggrin.gif
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post 1st Apr 2011, 12:30am
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yoo bet wink.gif biggrin.gif
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post 1st Apr 2011, 01:45am
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QUOTE (glasgow lass @ 1st Apr 2011, 01:47am) *
yoo bet wink.gif biggrin.gif

bell delivered my mas coal ditto wit area???? cats shite not extra biggrin.gif cb x
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Jupiter
post 1st Apr 2011, 03:20am
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That would be Boaby Bell the coalman and my old granny had many a fight with him saying the bags were light or full of dross.And that was a jest about the good people of Shawpark Street.
Im puzzled about those furry shite droppers.If I remember the bunker had a lid on it and a panel at the front so how did the varmints get in ?
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