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> Glasgow Corporation Transport 1894 - 1973, Building a Photographic Website
iansemple
post 16th Oct 2004, 07:20am
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I am building a photographic website about GLASGOW CORPORATION TRANSPORT which began in 1894 and closed in 1973 (closed may not be the correct word). I am hoping to contact poeple that worked on the Trams, Buses, Trolleys or the Subway. I worked in Newlands Garage in the mid 1960's. Looking for any interesting stories about traveling on Glasgow's transport system, photographs would be most welcome. The web address is http://www.semple.biz/hobbies/front.htm .....Ian

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post 16th Oct 2004, 01:31pm
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Hi Ian ,I worked on the buses ,as a Connie and a Driver in the late 50s,one of the best I heard was a punter saying to the Connie ,"you are only a Public Servant" to which she replied, So's the Cleansing Dept,an they don't pick up hauf,the shite we do!!!" biggrin.gif


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post 17th Oct 2004, 06:02pm
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Hi Jimmy..I had forgotten some of the real sharp one liners I used to hear. What garage were you in.
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post 18th Oct 2004, 10:44am
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Hello there Ian, I worked at Newlands Garage for a while in the very early 60's, prior to that worked at Larkfield. I transferred when Newlands ceased as a tram depot. Mattie Boyle was my clippie. I had a good read at your web page and found it very interesting. You did a mighty job of it, considering you did most of it from memory
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post 19th Oct 2004, 04:14am
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Worked out of Ibrox Garage Ian,loads of laughs in the job.Betty 2 and Gemini ,board members are also ,ex Connies.Should chat them up for some patter. One I heard about from an SMT driver ,Woman comes on the bus at Clyde St the Terminus, say's to the Connie ,"are you going to Ayr" " aye " was the reply.Wee while later a. man comes on and says, Is this the Paisley bus. " aye " The woman jumps up and says " you told me you were going to Ayr " " a um! at the Glesga fair,where are you gaun ?" biggrin.gif


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post 27th Oct 2004, 06:36pm
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I am looking for photographs of GCT Buses, I have a number of pic's of Trams & Trollies. See http://semple.biz/hobbies/front.htm if you can help please contact me..

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post 30th Dec 2004, 06:34pm
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I would like to say thanks to all of you that have contacted me through the website. We wish you all a very Happy New Year.
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post 31st Dec 2004, 01:51am
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Ian, I have a great framed print of the open angled tramcar that was in use from 1916-1924. My mother was a clippie during the first world war and I remember her telling me that her uniform was a hobble skirt and a straw hat. She had the same driver, Jimmie McKane, during all the years she worked on the cars.
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post 31st Dec 2004, 02:06pm
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Hi Everybody,
I worked in Larkfield Depot and sometime Langside Depot at various time between !955 and 1967.I had my moments as a conductor on buses,especiallythe #37.route.
Dee Bee.
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post 2nd Jan 2005, 07:53am
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Have you got any photos of your mother waring the GCT uniform Bunty or any of trams. It would be interesting to see them. My nightmare route was the 45 to Springburn.................Saturday night in the rain
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post 2nd Jan 2005, 01:57pm
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My father drove a tram in the late 50s early 60s. He has a newspaper cutting showing a lorry which crashed into his tram and the lorry ended up in the Clyde. His name is Bob Hebditch. He's English and married a Gorbals lassie Ann Penders. We're fae The Shaws.


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post 9th Jan 2005, 04:06am
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Ian, only the framed print which hangs in my kitchen. I wish I did have a photograph of my mother in those days. She did say that she had the same driver all the years she was on the cars. One day they were on a run down High Street, which has a steep hill, when her driver said he would stop the car if my mother would run into into a bakery and get something for their tea. When my mother came out of the store he had taken off and there she was trying to catch up with the car as it picked up speed down High Street. Hobble skirts might have been fashionable at the time but they were so tight around the ankles they were not designed for the work of a clippie on the double decker trams. True story.
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post 9th Jan 2005, 04:49pm
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here is a picture of the #23 it went from Maryhill To Bailliston .this looks like it is on the Maryhill rd near Bilsland Drive

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post 9th Jan 2005, 05:14pm
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i have pic of mu mother wearing uniform ,she worked trams around 30s and 40s.in glasgow
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post 9th Jan 2005, 05:40pm
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hey wee mags tht looks like me oan that caur laugh.gif I too have some picures that was taken inside parkhead depot when I worked there mid 50's will look them out.
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