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> Christmas / New Year In Glasgow, What are your memories?
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post 23rd Dec 2003, 07:46pm
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Here's a wee topic for the festive season: no doubt you've spent many a Christmas in the fair city, but what are your enduring memories of the celebration of Christmas and New year in Glasgow?

What about:
  • Shopping in Sauchiehall Street?
  • Dancing with Andy Stewart in celebration of the New Year?
  • New Year in George Square?
  • Waiting for your first foot?
  • Going to your granny's on Christmas Day?
  • Getting dressed up for the The Bells?
  • Waiting for Santa?
  • Listening for the horns from the boats after The Bells?
  • The Old Firm game on New Year's Day?
  • Visiting the Christmas lights in George Square?
  • Going to the carnival on Glasgow Green?
  • Taking in a pantomime at the King's?
  • Watching Rikki Fulton as Rev I.M. Jolly on the telly?
This is just a few of the delights of the festive season in Glasgow, but let me know yours and what you think of them looking back...


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post 23rd Dec 2003, 09:38pm
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A visit to Lewis's to meet Santa - lunch in Ross's Dairy and then Kelvin Hall Circus - WOW! - always the highlight of the season for me! biggrin.gif

I'm pretty sure there may have been a Pantomine too but nothing outshone the Circus................the highwire and the trapeeze artists had me on the edge of my seat (my Mum refused to look!) .....my Dad telling me about the animals and which countries they came from............candy floss and and toffee apples - ahm lickin' ma fingers! ................
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post 24th Dec 2003, 03:11pm
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See here for some Christmas photos of Glasgow from this week.

http://www.glasgowguide.co.uk/images_glasg..._christmas.html

Merry Christmas,
Martin.


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Archie Millar
post 24th Dec 2003, 03:20pm
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Brings back a lot of memories Martin -especially for all of us who'll be away from kin at this time of the year


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post 24th Dec 2003, 03:29pm
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I'm looking through that slide show just now, Martin. The pictures are brilliant.
I just want to bawl my eyes out.
My Glasgow is no more...was it ever?


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post 24th Dec 2003, 06:19pm
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Aye Mary, it's still here alive and well, Have a lovely Christmas. wink.gif
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post 24th Dec 2003, 09:05pm
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Martin, Thanks for the photo's. My hubbys Grandad workrd in the last pub, if I remember right, it was the last pub from Maryhill Rd.the first the other way???


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post 24th Dec 2003, 09:47pm
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MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE

thanks for the memories Martin great photos
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post 25th Dec 2003, 05:34am
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Oh dear, guess you're never immune...... reading this thread tonight has brought the hankie oot .......my Dad, a printer and publisher in Glasgow, from the time I left home made a point of sending me every picture he could lay hands on of Glasgow at Christmas and New Year - I have tea towels, 35mm slides, you name it........but ....... HI! to others who've had a wee greet the night - Hogmanay's commin'!.......... Ahm takin' a deep breath.........soon we'll be raising the glasses tae a Guid New Year.....when it comes!

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post 25th Dec 2003, 03:56pm
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Marion Scotslad posted a few photos of the last pub I think in the Maryhill posts wink.gif


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post 25th Dec 2003, 04:10pm
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Great Photo's Martin, Funny how ye look tae see if ye no onywan, dis anywan else dae that? biggrin.gif
Ah like the wan of the Lord Provost, black an white's wae snaw..


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post 27th Dec 2003, 07:57am
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great photies martin, I just can't remember glasow being like that in the 60's, lol, i think it may have changed a little, the best xmas i remember was in 1967, it was snowing and i remember walking back from my auntie and uncles house in castlemilk drive to my house in ardincraig road,with my mum,dad,sisters, 2 brothers and a sister in law, when all of a sudden my sis in law bent over and said. its coming, with that we had to go with our dad and brother while the other brother and my mum quickly went up the close to our house, they called an ambulance and the next morning my nephew was born.
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post 29th Dec 2003, 07:08pm
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New year was always,steak pie (which I still do here in S.A ) tatties and peas, tons of new year bun and of course shortbread. My husbands granny always made ginger & raspberry wine and of course no house was without the traditional clootie dumplin' It snowed in those days and everyones door was open and all the neighbours came and went. These years I am always on duty on the 1st and don't seem to get the nostalgic feeling of New Year, This year is no different, Bringing in the New year at Ronan Keatings concert at midnight, going on to the bridge of time for the fireworks display,celebrating Scottish New Year and off to bed as I am at work at 10am. check out the bridge of time at www.suninternational.co.za CHEERS everyone.
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post 30th Dec 2003, 01:17am
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Great pictures Martin. Not the Glasgow I remember but did enjoy showing it to my girls. Looks great.Nice to see the manger in the square.


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post 2nd Jan 2004, 01:32pm
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Those are great pictures Martin, thanks for all you work in making this a special place for us , all the pictures you post are appreciated.


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