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Guest Posted 5th Sep 2019, 08:29pm
  Hello GG.

Just seen these brilliant photos. Brought back so many memories.Although I left Springburn early in my life and moved to the drum,as many did in the mid fifties, I returned to live with my grandmother,Meg Mckechnie, who was caretaker of the sports centre. Great woman.Stayed 68 Gourlay street.Thank you for bringing back so many memories.

Ian Hillon.
ktv Posted 6th Mar 2016, 03:03pm
  ye i think your right about the pic.
the maisonettes are lower now too as they chopped a few floors off them a few years ago.
im sure the balgary flats go higher than 21 though.

edit (just asked some one who stays there n he says they go up to 24)
ExPOW Posted 5th Mar 2016, 08:45pm
  There may be some optical distortion in the photograph but I distinctly recall
the number of floors being fixed at twenty-two stories. I counted 21. The first story is obscured by the, as they were sometimes referred to, "maisonettes".
Vertically, they were claimed to be the highest in Europe for the time. I suppose that meant above sea level.
ktv Posted 5th Mar 2016, 11:02am
 
QUOTE (ExPOW @ 25th Feb 2016, 06:19pm) *
There was always a brisk underground traffic of unused "Travellers" as we called them at school.
The 32 Bus Service was crewed by drivers and clippies from Knightswood Garage.
The stuff you remember......

Questions that have been asked:

"Who's responsible for the largescale destruction of the old Springburn?"

I know because I used to pal around with the man who, by the way, was a native of Springburn, went to Albert High and, as it happens, told me one day that he got his revenge on the place by driving the motorway through it. Architects and street planners wield awsome powers.

Just for old times' sake, here's a pic of one of the travesties to beset Balgrayhill during the 1960-70s era.


the high rise seem to be smaller in that pic for some reason.
and id agree that the motorway halving the area was one of the main factors in its decline.
mmaguire Posted 2nd Mar 2016, 03:04pm
 
QUOTE (Guest @ 1st Mar 2016, 12:01am) *
I think your memory serves you well!

Ure Interior Heater


Thanks for the link to the image of the Allen. Ure fireplace. It was referred to locally - if I remember rightly as a "back to back" fire.

I note that the one we had - and the fireplace was the "living room side " of the apparatus was slightly changed from the image and came together with cast irom pieces that could insert into the fireplace pillars at the side to swing in nad out of the caol fire to allow for pots or kettles to be heated.

Other tools that appear to have bneen provided with the 1935/6 version were a game of poker, a detachabel handle to pull and push a draft to increase or decrease the heating of water and directing heat to the kitchen "cooker" There was also a device with a curver flat bar cale a "cleet" which was used to clear out any cinders form the fire that had been directed towards the cooker. The fireplace surround was a decorated ( cooper /bronze finish that could be lifted for cleaning and washing the tiles.

The surround which was made of Wood (probably plywood) was designed like 3 boxes - ie each side was a long box with the top being formed with a bevelled panel at the front and a the ends of the 2 sides forming "ends" to this.. We used to have things like candlestick - no candles and I can remember a little siver version of the Coronation coach that I had been given was allowed space up there too!. The real business end was all in the kitchen and is referred to in the advert as the "Cooker" which combined ovens with water heating and separate gas ring which could be swung up out of the way to allow you to place pots on the top of the range. It was alll black and used to get an annual coat of Japlac black enamel paint after it had been thoroughly cleaned inside and out (and I mean the working parts where soot an other debris had gathered over the past months or years). Other vents were removed and similarly treated.

It would be really good to see the Cooker end of this appliance.

Personally I really do think this was a great device which would have had a great future with environmentalists especially if it had been adapted to allow for other fuels.. but then again maybe it had.

Pity that The Corpo did not keep some old houses with models of the decor and technology used through the ages.

Kind regards

MM
Guest Posted 29th Feb 2016, 11:53pm
 
QUOTE (mmaguire @ 25th Feb 2016, 01:20pm) *
You may very well be right or this may be the inheritor of the people that made the heating/cooking water boiling / house heating device. :-)

What I would really like to find is a photo of the self same device. I wonder if the Glasgow Copro retained any of these either in a building or details of same.

Thanks for the info. I am also potentially wrong after 55 years of last seeing same item.

Kind regards

M.Maguire

I think your memory serves you well!

Ure Interior Heater
*EXPOW* Posted 29th Feb 2016, 11:51pm
  The old Springburn Fire Station is on the left across the road (behind the wheeled case pushing the lady across the street) and the first vehicle on the left past the firestation is roughly the terminus of the 32 Bus to Scotstoun if I remember correctly.
ExPOW Posted 25th Feb 2016, 06:11pm
  There was always a brisk underground traffic of unused "Travellers" as we called them at school.
The 32 Bus Service was crewed by drivers and clippies from Knightswood Garage.
The stuff you remember......

Questions that have been asked:

"Who's responsible for the largescale destruction of the old Springburn?"

I know because I used to pal around with the man who, by the way, was a native of Springburn, went to Albert High and, as it happens, told me one day that he got his revenge on the place by driving the motorway through it. Architects and street planners wield awsome powers.

Just for old times' sake, here's a pic of one of the travesties to beset Balgrayhill during the 1960-70s era.
flam Posted 25th Feb 2016, 05:04pm
  I used to walk up Keppochhill Road with my mothers Accumulators to be charged in Springburn Road, I think it was called Hopes
mmaguire Posted 25th Feb 2016, 01:25pm
 
QUOTE (ExPOW @ 24th Feb 2016, 06:26pm) *
GG's post includes the link:
James73's Website

showing the Springburn Firestation on the left across from the Flemington Street Corner looking down Keppochill Road. The first parked car on the left past the Firestation was roughly the terminus for the 32 Bus to Scotstoun. yes.gif

HI ExPOW:

One advantage of Springburm was its transport links and its nearness to Glasgow Town Centre. As kid I got twwo travel passes to over the multiple connections to school. In time I discovered that I could use all sorts of connections ,and did, to go to and from school. In those journey's I gained many a quizzical or strange look from conductors who were wondering hwere I was going. The 32 was in one of those many combinations of school travel around darkest Glasgow and selected only if I had a spare "click" on my pass. ohmy.gif
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