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> A National Scandal At Wallace's Well, Damage at site of national importance
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post 31st Jul 2010, 05:38pm
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This is an absolute disgrace, I lived in wallacewell road for years and we were so proud to live near this historic site they should leave it alone and make it so everyone that knows about it from all over will come and visit it. I live in England now but if I was there I would get everyone together to protest.
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post 31st Jul 2010, 05:46pm
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I lived in Robroyston and even in the fifties that place was a tryst .Young folk walked these roads on a Sunday in fellowship groups and not much danger either as traffic was sparse. We would walk to the well even have a wee drink and walk back. Clean air and friendship all gone now as the fields are all covered with houses bigger than we were used to. Every one with two cars I can't walk now but as a previous chap said we can't just sit and let this happen.

Are there any true Scots in the council ?
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post 31st Jul 2010, 05:49pm
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QUOTE (angel @ 31st Jul 2010, 07:44pm) *
When apathy rules you get the city council you deserve, same goes for governments.


Well there is little apathy apparent on these boards. Maybe that is why we are all here. If ye donīt care, ye micht as weel be deid!


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post 31st Jul 2010, 07:41pm
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I wonder. Here in the states, we have a group called the Civil War Preservation Trust. It's a private organization which raises money and then purchases sections of land where the battles took place. Is there something similar in Scotland? If not, perhaps there should be?

My partner and I visited Glasgow back in 2002 for only a few days. I thought anything having to do with Wallace was too far away. Didn't know there were sites nearby.


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post 31st Jul 2010, 08:37pm
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This is a disgrace, both on my part for not knowing and on the Councils' part for not making me aware. At least I didn't vote for them. Does anyone know who the MP responsible for the area is? I need to drop them a note...

Andy (Weegie defector in Embra)
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*Andrew Bairden*
post 31st Jul 2010, 10:04pm
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My father's name was John Wallace Bairden
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post 31st Jul 2010, 10:56pm
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You were right in saying I never knew this monument existed, and I was born and bred in Maryhill not a stones throw away from the site. I think every concievable avenue should be explored, to make this historical site safe from invasion by developers. When I next visit Glasgow I will make a point of visiting Wallaces well, he was our greatest hero and should never be forgotten.
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post 31st Jul 2010, 11:19pm
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born auchinairn rd 19 40 glasgow corpy never botherd about the well remember its not a labour thing are the labour party not pro uni not nats thats why its not got funding remember englands labour party tells the central belt of labour what to do or suffer its wrath chippyjim.
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post 1st Aug 2010, 12:19am
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It was not unusual for our family to walk to Wallace's Well on a Sunday evening in the summer from Auchinairn. I remember as a kid in the fifties looking down the well even then and saying why did people litter on such an historic site, don't they care?... I guess they don't!


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post 1st Aug 2010, 01:35am
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It would be an utter disgrace if this Well DID fall! C'mon lads, show the powers that ye have pride in your history and save the well and Wallace's memory!


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post 1st Aug 2010, 03:22am
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As I mentioned before in reference to' Wallace's Well' (Where I frequented many a time, I lived close by)..... Being as Scotland's major industry is tourism and the making of the 'Mel Gibson' movie 'WALLACE' a few years back, you'd think that the FOOLS that are in charge of Scotland's HISTORIC sites would have cashed in on this fact.... seems to me the people in these offices lack the drive it takes in this modern world.... I picture them sitting there glub as hell with their 20 year old cardigans reekin' o' pipe smoke living on Scotlands past glory!.... (I have signed petitions on this subject before).
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post 1st Aug 2010, 04:42am
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I am A proud scots. Love our History, and yes to reply to person who as guest post#12 makes stupid remarks that children of Glasgow probably did not remember history. Well I was educated like most and took in all of our countrys history, this is 2010 my children know our history allso my grandchildren, so dont post without your name and make remarks like you did, you insult us all and it does not give credit to our parents. My history teacher was one of the best. Everyone has A right to say what they feel, but I take offence to remarks tha are not called for. I feel the wallace clan should be shouting out regarding the well, there must be A protest with all scots, but those who claim to be of the wallace family line must fund as all of us do to protect past and present history. Was there not enough money from all the products and movie of Braveheart, which the wallace family received, prove you are all proud scots, now and allways. Take Pride as part of our heritage too.
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post 1st Aug 2010, 09:55am
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I am so proud of being Glaswegian. I think our city is beautiful, its people the friendliest and most accepting of any differences, and I am so proud of our city now. BUT I find it unacceptable that our history and heritage are being trampled to death in the rush to be cosmopolitan and cultured.

Money always wins every time. The nice big houses will rake in hundreds of thousands - no, millions! - for developers and, of course, Glasgow itself. Our historical monuments bring in nothing - because tourists don't know where they are. They are unmarked, unkept and often vandalism is left unchecked.

Historical Scotland should be ashamed of itself, allowing a listing to be dropped. Glasgow's City Fathers should be thoroughly ashamed of themselves for allowing our history to be cast aside. Don't these people see that they could make some of that filthy lucre by making our historical sites tourist attractions? Clean them up, signpost them, print information about them, with directions on where they are, treat them with great respect, and the money they will have to shell out to do these works will come rolling back in to them!!! Surely someone in authority knows this?

I think Scots should unite and protest the decimation of our heritage. As others have said, other cities, towns, countries of the world have shown pride in what THEY have. Why can't we?

I feel so powerless!


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post 1st Aug 2010, 10:17am
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QUOTE (wellfield @ 1st Aug 2010, 04:32am) *
.... I picture them sitting there glub as hell with their 20 year old cardigans reekin' o' pipe smoke living on Scotlands past glory!....

I consider them contemplating their next line while working out which, children frequented, route would be the most suitable for the next big alco-pop advertising bill-board; bringing yet another opportunity to line their own pockets; probably across from the bus stops at the new housing schemes ... shielding that unsightly heap of stone where Wallace was betrayed.


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post 1st Aug 2010, 10:44am
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QUOTE (weebren3 @ 1st Aug 2010, 05:52am) *
... and yes to reply to person who as guest post#12 makes stupid remarks that children of Glasgow probably did not remember history ... so dont post without your name and make remarks like you did, you insult us all .

No, guest does not insult us all.
Guest did make some good points in his/her post.
Naturally it's almost impossible to imagine that there might be Scottish children, even in Glasgow, who may not have heard of Wallace, especially after the Braveheart film, but how many children really appreciate the history of the man or his time?
When I visited Edinburgh with my German mate last year we couldn't help but feel that there was hardly a lot of Scotsmen around as the place was teeming with tourists. In Glasgow, on the other hand, when you moved away from George Square (middle of the day) you could almost hear your footsteps echo in empty streets.
Maybe if we'd popped in for a pint or two ... no, forget I said that rolleyes.gif


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