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> Memories Of Glasgow's Parks, How do you remember them?
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post 3rd Nov 2014, 10:31pm
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My favourite park is Kelvingrove Park. Me and my friends lived in that place as a child. It's so beautiful now and all it took was the Commonwealth Games to fund its restoration.

The happy memories of my early child hood are centred on Kelvingrove (they even wrote a song for it). As I was reinstalling Picasa on my new computer, I noticed that the the greatest amount of the photos of me as a bairn were taken in Kelvingrove park. My father was big on taking photies and I appear in the park from around age two to thirteen. What a place of joy and wonder for we weans from the filthy part of the Clyde around the yairds and the docks. The fountains, ponds, the fantastic magic art "Gelleries". Was there a better place in Glesga? I doubt it very much.
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post 26th Sep 2017, 02:25am
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Came across and restored this old Postcard of Whiteinch Park as I was
cleaning up my inlaws’ family photo albums so
I thought I’d post it here as a point of interest.

Does it evoke memories for anyone?

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post 26th Sep 2017, 05:55am
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Yes ExPOW . I remember happy days in Whiteinch park
going on the tram with a couple of pals and an empty
jam jar with a string round it's neck and
a small hand held fishing net , hoping
to catch minnows , sometimes I did and sometimes not
but always good fun ha ha

Kelvingrove park was always a great place to be when
I was a child ,
we would go to the swing park where there was a
wading pool and spend hours there and also the fountain
which was in a different part of the park where we would get
into trouble if the parky caught us in the fountain but most
times we out ran him, {or so we thought ha ha }
Also in another swing park just below the Glasgow university
we would go there to see if we could find "Sandshoe Sanny "
and sometimes we did or maybe he found us , So when he
would start his stupid nonsense , we kids would gang up
and chase him he would run like the blazes. don't know what
we would have done had we ever caught him laugh.gif

ps. Also , I don't think a week passed without
going to Medwyn Street baths in whiteinch for a swim . Great times yes.gif

The kelvingrove Art Galleries was another favourite haunt,
and as a teenager but still in school and on Sundays after Mass
we would go to the Galleries to eye up the talent that might
be there , but they never saw us laugh.gif laugh.gif but it was all good fun .

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