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> Blindcraft Building Saracen Street, Former Easiephit Footwear in Possilpark
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post 30th Dec 2008, 04:37pm
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It's currently a sprawl of derelict land in the middle of Saracen Street in Possilpark which the council has been trying to flog recently for 277,000, but can anyone remember the place in its glory days as the former Blindcraft factory?

The building was built in 1910 and was one of the first reinforced-concrete constructions in the city when it opened as a warehouse for Easiephit Footwear.

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post 30th Dec 2008, 04:48pm
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Just found this photo on the boards posted by flim showing the same area, but looking down Stonyhurst Street onto Saracen Street, instead of up, in 2004. The photographer in the first photo would have been standing at the bottom-left* of the above pic when he/she took the photo in the 1060s?
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Thanks flim!

Edit: sorry, bottom-right.

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post 30th Dec 2008, 06:01pm
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It's currently a sprawl of derelict land in the middle of Saracen Street in Possilpark which the council has been trying to flog recently for 277,000, but can anyone remember the place in its glory days as the former Blindcraft factory?

The building was built in 1910 and was one of the first reinforced-concrete constructions in the city when it opened as a warehouse for Easiephit Footwear.

GG.

That's EXACTLY as I remember it ! As a child I got a wooden rocking chair from there - I LOVED that chair smile.gif


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post 30th Dec 2008, 06:09pm
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Blindcraft were well known for making and supplying beds.

Any beds applied for and awarded through the Social Security, were ordered from Blindcraft.


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post 30th Dec 2008, 06:18pm
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Hi GG I am certain that the photo you posted of mine saying that it was the Blind Asylum, Was it not in Killearn St (Black and White) photo as my mate worked in the Blindcraft, and when I worked on Corporation Buses this was where we did a special for them and I can assure you Sighted and unsighted where a pretty handful. Cheers Flim

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QUOTE (GG @ 30th Dec 2008, 04:47pm) *
Just found this photo on the boards posted by flim showing the same area, but looking down Stonyhurst Street onto Saracen Street, instead of up, in 2004. The photographer in the first photo would have been standing at the bottom-left* of the above pic when he/she took the photo in the 1060s?

Thanks flim!

Edit: sorry, bottom-right.

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Yes I remember the Blindcraft Building very well at the corner of Saracen St. and Stonyhurst St. when the people came out after finishing work a lot of them used to cross the street to catch the tramcar I haven't seen Saracen St. since 1963 on the photo I didn't recoognise Stonyhurst St' it used to have corporation houses
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QUOTE (AGNES & ROBERT @ 3rd Jan 2009, 05:53am) *
Yes I remember the Blindcraft Building very well at the corner of Saracen St. and Stonyhurst St. when the people came out after finishing work a lot of them used to cross the street to catch the tramcar I haven't seen Saracen St. since 1963 on the photo I didn't recoognise Stonyhurst St' it used to have corporation houses on second thought I think it was Killearn St.and Saracen St., coming from the cross you had Allander then Stonyhurst then Killearn St

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Your right Flam it was on was the corner of Killern St the other corner was the askit works.
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post 3rd Jan 2009, 10:35am
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Absolutely correct both of you, I was one street too far along! unsure.gif

Here's where I should have been:

http://www.multimap.com/s/nePRjLiy

Or just to the right in the following pic, where you can just see the Stonyhurst Street Post Office.

http://www.glasgowguide.co.uk/possil/glasg...sil-ww_bld.html

Thanks for pointing this out.

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post 3rd Jan 2009, 06:26pm
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You have brought back great memories, I remember the blind asylum and remember when the workers came out to catch the buses at night they actully ran across the road for there buses, everybody kept out of there way , they must have been very sure where they were going, it was worth watching how they all managed to cross what was a busy road and get safely to the other side. Also the chapel and the school, I remember them all well. ( there was also an oatcake bakery in that area.
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post 3rd Jan 2009, 10:04pm
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Hi Mamie.Was the Oatcake somewhere around Dawson Place near Rockvilla School ? Cheers Flim
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post 5th Apr 2009, 09:29pm
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hi mamie and flam the oatcake bakery was oposite the libary and that long wooden building that was once a comunity hall i think flam you said it belonged to st teresas cheers john
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hi mamie and flam the oatcake bakery was oposite the libary and that long wooden building that was once a comunity hall i think flam you said it belonged to st teresas cheers john
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QUOTE (GG @ 3rd Jan 2009, 12:04pm) *
Absolutely correct both of you, I was one street too far along! unsure.gif

Here's where I should have been:

http://www.multimap.com/s/nePRjLiy

Or just to the right in the following pic, where you can just see the Stonyhurst Street Post Office.

http://www.glasgowguide.co.uk/possil/glasg...sil-ww_bld.html

Thanks for pointing this out.

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Ye canneae drink an drive Google, ya knaw. biggrin.gif

I am just going aff the top of my head, I recall a Blindcraft in Saracen St, back in the 60/70's it had groundfloor sunshine windows. Behind these, handmade goods, created by blind fowks were on display.

The items where, please excuse me if I use phrase I loath, were "Awesome"..

Thats one more location, I have to touch base with again.

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post 6th Apr 2009, 06:46pm
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The Blindcraft building in Saracen Street is becoming an eyesore and it is such a shame . with a little imagination and cash injection the building could be turned into a modern Cinema with lots of floors and screens .
come on Glasgow Council or anyone with money to spare.
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