QUOTE (ashfield @ 28th Mar 2014, 10:13am)
Being a Northsider, Govan was a complete mystery to me when I was wee.
Being born and raised in Possilpark kind of limited the opportunities to see things like "green grun", or grass as I call it now. Springburn Park was always an adventure as was the walk out to St Kentigerns on an occasional Sunday. The things that stick in my memory most from my childhood were the holidays, Helensburgh, Portobello, Ardrossan...........the world was our lobster
When I was wee, I also had great days with my Grandpa when he would take me away for the day by Train, Bus or Steamer to exotic places like Largs, Rothesay, The Trossachs, Ardlui..........the list goes on.
So, the special place in my life..........well, I still live here
That is a terrible thing that you hadnae nane experience of what wis ostensibly the capital o' Glesga an wis very nearly but for king Constantine the capitol of Scotland. It wis a center fur pre Roman ( no the kaferlik Romans) wurship an sacrifice and pre dates the rest o Scotland by mony centuries. Noo'a days the atmospheer an' ambiance are o' gone. The ferries, Guvin's link tae the mainland are just aboot done in. The gradouise tennements whaur a' a wis dragged up are gone as weel. It is near oan incomprihensible tae me that there are they oot there who wur no in the loop when it came tae Guvin. The Glesga Undergrun started an' stoaped in Guvin!!!!