QUOTE (PaulG @ 16th Aug 2003, 11:35 AM)
Queens Park was very close to where I lived and I have some great memories of it. It always seemed so big but I suppose when you are little, lots of things seem big.
Firstly there was the pond where you could sail your model boats or go out on a paddle boat. Then there was the "pitch and putt" course and the bowling greens. Bowling was always seen as an old mans game but someone gave me and my mates a little try and after that we played quite a bit.
There was the flagpole, the highest point for miles where I used to take my grandad's binoculars and look across to Shawfield stadium and Parkhead. I watched an episode of Taggart the other year and saw someone get shot there.
There was the green houses which were well looked after at the time. There was "hill 60" where you might endulge in a bit of "winching" with the girls.
My earliest memories are of the pony rides. There used to be an oval dirt track just inside the main Victoria Road entrance where you could ride on a pony or take a pony & trap ride. This all dissappeared in the mid 60's.
Well Paul G you brought back memories of Queens Park as it was also one of my favorites. I remember waiting for the first time the pond froze over and we would all go Ice Skating and like all the other postings roll our Easter Eggs down hill 60. I think that all Gladwegens hand painted their Easter Eggs I haven't been back in Scotland for years . You said that it had changed in the 60s what did you mean?