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Posted by: jockstrap 9th Feb 2007, 09:05am

Another wee photae tae peek and pinch Ha'Ha'..Ya naughty wee gems... cool.gif ps Big kizz fur the winner/s...


 

Posted by: georgia 9th Feb 2007, 12:30pm

Thats Elmvale Street going onto Springburn Road, is it noo??? Where's ma kizz??? rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif Ah used tae get off the No. 45 bus for school jist at the spot where the photographer must have been staunin'!

Posted by: flam 9th Feb 2007, 01:07pm

Hi Georgia I believe you are top of the class,the photographer would have been standin around the bottom of Balgrayhill near Quins Pub and the Bundy clock which the Corporation Conductors of tram and buses had to stamp their cards,across the road would have been the swings Cheers Flim

Posted by: georgia 9th Feb 2007, 05:30pm

rolleyes.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: GG 9th Feb 2007, 07:56pm

Here's a photo of the (very impressive looking) pub in the centre of the photo: if you click on the photo you'll get a slightly larger version - look at the street name!

GG.


 

Posted by: stratson 9th Feb 2007, 09:25pm

Elmvale Street. huh.gif

 

Posted by: georgia 9th Feb 2007, 09:34pm

That's what ah said???? unsure.gif wub.gif

Posted by: GG 9th Feb 2007, 09:59pm

Sad to say that my memory of 'old' Springburn has almost been as obliterated as the place itself and I can't get an exact fix on where this is. To help me, can you tell me this please - in the picture where would Woolworths have been? I'm assuming five minutes walk up Springburn Road veeering towards the right...

GG.

Posted by: georgia 9th Feb 2007, 10:42pm

The pub was on the junction of Elmvale Street and Springburn Road. Almost opposite the pub on Springburn Road was the bottom of Balgrayhill and Woolworths was just along from that. On the corner to the left the pub was the church and the swingpark smile.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: jockstrap 9th Feb 2007, 11:56pm

Gon yirsel's..Here's a wee smacker so watch yir laquer...
Yir awe spot on.. cheers cool.gif

 

Posted by: lindamac 10th Feb 2007, 04:40am

biggrin.gif In post 1 behind the bus & doon the botom of the hill was Elmvale primary school which I went to see it takes up back of phoaty? biggrin.gif...................GG I thought that Maguiers pub eventuated to be called Shevlanes roon frae that roon tae the left where other bus is on springburn rd was, the Vulcan pub (ye cin see it better in post 1 phoaty a think?& the Boundary Bar took up the other corner oan for side of shevlanes.crickey noo thurr was merr pubs than we knew witt tae dae with eh & other pubs were Thomsons up past swing park past Galbraiths took up a corner which led up tae mibees Hilkirk st?what pub was oan the Balgrayhill rd noo cos a thought it was quinns? ye know that wan afore ye reached woolies?

Posted by: GG 10th Feb 2007, 10:21am

Sorry lindamac, I don't know much about the old pubs in Springburn because I was too young to drink in them before they went, hopefully someone will be able to name them. I am getting a better sense of where the photo was taken from in terms of how Springburn is today. The following two photographs helped me - probably taken by Strathclyde Regional Council staff - which are quaintly entitled "Springburn Realignment" (as if Springburn was some recalcitrant child in need of a short-sharp-shock to get him back on the right path!).

The first is from 1981 and looking towards Elmvale Primary School.

GG.


 

Posted by: GG 10th Feb 2007, 10:23am

The second is one year later, and the results of all the 'progress' are there to see.

GG.


 

Posted by: georgia 10th Feb 2007, 10:26am

Very sad pics GG......What have they done to Springburn? I'd rather remember it as it was ohmy.gif sad.gif

Posted by: GG 10th Feb 2007, 10:43am

They are sad indeed georgia, and here's the saddest one of all coming up, where you see what all the "Springburn Realignment" was for - a crappy road built without regard to the Springburn community, just so that commuters could escape to the suburbs quicker, after enduring a day's work in Glasgow city centre!

These two photos were taken - by me - almost exactly 21 years later. The first (so you can get your bearings) shows the police station and the flats from roughly the same perspective as the two photos above, now look at the white box on the police station roof as I swing the camera 90 degress and move and turn from west to north...

GG.


 

Posted by: GG 10th Feb 2007, 10:46am

...now look for the white box in this photo at the extreme left of the (middle of) photo and you will see that everything has gone for the sake of the road...thanks to the 'city fathers'.



GG.


 

Posted by: georgia 10th Feb 2007, 11:04am

mad.gif The 'city fathers' should be hung, drawn and quartered! They've taken away all the character of Springburn mad.gif

Posted by: matt.63 10th Feb 2007, 04:56pm

was,nt he Burroo offices somewhere on springburn road not thet I ever used it looking at the photos ther was also a fire station near the top of keppochhill rd and springburn road

Posted by: championi26 10th Feb 2007, 09:47pm

The fire station is now flats.....

Quins was across the road from Woolies next to the underground toilets ..and across the other road from Shevlanes......the pic posted by GG...where the police station was on the right....the boundary bar was over on the left hand corner....

Also the was The Bells,The Stag,The Vulcan and the Kerry Inn...to name a few...

Needless tp say I was in them as I plyed Darts for The Cairn Bar in Balornock

Posted by: toerag 10th Feb 2007, 11:09pm

And right beside Woolies was the City Bakeries where we had our wedding reception, many years ago, still have the bill!!!!!!!!!!!! There was an employment office at the corner near Elmvale St, when I left school colston, stopped in at this office on my walk home to Springburn to see about a job, started the next week in the Alliance Box office in Possil! Will be there in a couple of weeks, so will have a wee wander up Springburn, what is left of it, but it will still be good memories.

Posted by: Lennox 10th Feb 2007, 11:34pm

I can't believe this is the same place , I used to pass twice a week , from the Dundas Street bus station on my way up to Kirkintilloch. Sad.. sad.gif

Posted by: glenafton 11th Feb 2007, 11:24am

Keep this thread going please. Not only am I brushing up on my geography I am getting some great pictures for my collection biggrin.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: flam 12th Feb 2007, 03:12pm

Hi Matt.63 and all here is a photo of Springburn Fire Station situated as you say at the corner of Keppochhill Road and Springburn Road .The White Building to the left of the photo above the red car at the top of the hill is the old Social [D.H.S.S.] and in front of the social would have been the Kinema Picture Hall [The Coffin ] Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: matt.63 12th Feb 2007, 04:10pm

Hey flam great picture no idea of date?

Posted by: flam 13th Feb 2007, 06:38pm

Hi Matt .63 I reckon it was about ten years ago so it is quite a modern photo,here it is again "The Buroo" as you call it

Posted by: flam 13th Feb 2007, 06:38pm

Hi Matt .63 I reckon it was about ten years ago so it is quite a modern photo,here it is again "The Buroo" as you call it


 

Posted by: matt.63 13th Feb 2007, 06:49pm

definately the place, don't know if the building is the old burooo?
but the driveway up to it is the same. Thanks

Posted by: GG 13th Feb 2007, 07:12pm

Great photos flam, thanks for posting. I've a feeling that the actual 'Buroo' office was a bit further up and round the bend. I think it was demolished at least at time the photo was taken and the spot now contains modern flats built last year. I'm not sure though - can anyone confirm?

GG.

Posted by: georgia 13th Feb 2007, 07:33pm

I remember that part of Springburn Road, that was where the Kinema was, was it not? Petershill Road was round the corner on the left and just before that on Springburn Road (opposite the Kinema) was a wee knitting shop called Perivale where my mum was a member of 'The Menage' (spelling???). They had knitting machines and used to knit lovely jumpers & cardigans. When my mums turn came round in the menage I used to get some lovely knitted skirt and cardigan sets, I was around 9-10 years old then.

Posted by: championi26 14th Feb 2007, 06:23pm

Yip...used to sign on there when I left Albert School

Posted by: championi26 14th Feb 2007, 06:26pm

Here are 2 pics I tool in 1976..amazing the lack of cars


 

Posted by: championi26 14th Feb 2007, 06:27pm

and the next


 

Posted by: championi26 19th Feb 2007, 06:15pm




Posted by: flam 25th Feb 2007, 12:28pm

Hi Championi26 I believe the two photos in Post33 are of Balornock Area, i am sure i past these streets on the way to my mates in Wallacewell Road, but for the life of me i dont know there name, i will be more alert the next time i visit Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: championi26 27th Feb 2007, 05:47pm

i know where they are ...i took them......lol... biggrin.gif
black and whie one is balornock rd at wallacewell rd .....the coloured one is barmulloch rd and broomknownes ed from my mums house....

Posted by: GG 27th Feb 2007, 06:48pm

Excellent photos championi26, I liked especially the black and white one in true wide-screen. I was trying to think about what is different from a similarly placed shot today, and could come up with this:

The changing huts next to the playing fields are now long gone - footballers now have to trek down and up from the nearby Springburn Park changing accommodation, before and after a game on the pitches, respectively.
However, there is another major change which would just be visible: does anyone know what it is?

GG.

P.S. The photo is actually of Broomfield Road, although you could just about have been standing in Balornock Road when you took it! tongue.gif

Posted by: flam 27th Feb 2007, 06:50pm

Hi Championi26 and all..The coloured photo, i would take the left sided road too my mates in Wallacewell Road,and in the black and white one there used to be Prefabs approximately 200 yards down from the car in photo Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: championi26 1st Mar 2007, 08:02am

Could it be Barmulloch College is now gone from the distant left habd side??

Posted by: championi26 1st Mar 2007, 08:06am

I remember playimg in the empty prefabs just before they were taken down......god I'm getting old!!!

Posted by: georgia 1st Mar 2007, 01:14pm

Hi Flam, Is post 34 Bilsland Drive?

Posted by: flam 1st Mar 2007, 03:21pm

Hi Georgia Yes it is Bilsland Drive with the renovated houses in the distance,Mayfield St etc!


 

Posted by: marina 1st Mar 2007, 05:35pm

does anyone remember the prefabs that where just outside hampden park on the aitkenhead road side?

Posted by: stuarty 1st Mar 2007, 05:46pm

aye marina my pals granny lived in them and when it rained the noise was terrible but a thought they were posh oh the age of innocence laugh.gif

 

Posted by: championi26 1st Mar 2007, 07:36pm

Is #41 St Georges Cross??

Posted by: aaron king 1st Mar 2007, 07:50pm

is post 37 the Askit Building in Saracen st?

Posted by: GG 1st Mar 2007, 09:39pm

QUOTE (championi26 @ 1st Mar 2007, 08:19 AM) *
Could it be Barmulloch College is now gone from the distant left habd side??


Good try championi26, but at that angle I don't think you would be able to see the old college, or even the also now-demolished All Saints' Secondary School. What I was thinking about is the fire escapes built in to the long blocks of 'Red Road' flats. You can just see one peeking out from the block at the back in this 1999 photo...

GG.


 

Posted by: flam 2nd Mar 2007, 12:44pm

Hi All I guess a few of you may have memories of this area Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: Isobel 2nd Mar 2007, 01:27pm

Great pics. does no one have any of the east end of the city .Dennistoun, Riddrie, Ruchazie. All the places where I grew up.

Posted by: aaron king 2nd Mar 2007, 02:28pm

Is that keppochill rd? no47pic

Posted by: marina 2nd Mar 2007, 02:54pm

stuarty i always thought they were lovely wee houses

Posted by: flam 2nd Mar 2007, 03:26pm

Hi All Post 37 is Old Askit Factory Saracen St [Moved to Aitkenhead Road .Ha! Ha!,Post 41 is Bilsland Drive and post 47 is Keppochhill Road at Keppoch Street looking towards Springburn Cheers Flim

Posted by: GG 3rd Mar 2007, 09:03pm

QUOTE (Isobel @ 2nd Mar 2007, 01:44 PM) *
Great pics. does no one have any of the east end of the city .Dennistoun, Riddrie, Ruchazie. All the places where I grew up.


Hi Isobel, please see here:

http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index.php?showtopic=7665

GG.

Posted by: flam 4th Mar 2007, 01:49pm

Hi All ,here is another famous landmark , but not in its original place Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: aaron king 4th Mar 2007, 02:19pm

that is the statue of st george ,i think,it was moved from the Cooperative building and placed in ST Georges cross ,Maryhill cool.gif

Posted by: Aman 14th Mar 2007, 02:31pm

Nice building now a hotel where??


 

Posted by: sumac 14th Mar 2007, 08:58pm

Ah huvnae a scooby, Amman! Bit it's a lovely buildin'. Gonnae tell us wherr it is? PLEASE!

Posted by: rossmckenzie 14th Mar 2007, 09:10pm

Beside Glasgow Cathedral precinct and the Necropolis!

Posted by: maggie wilkie 14th Mar 2007, 09:10pm

hy thete
its the corner of drygate opposite glasgow cathedral

Posted by: wee mags 14th Mar 2007, 11:54pm

John Knox St

Posted by: Java 15th Mar 2007, 06:31am

Is that the Cathdral House Hotel? Ah'm goin there furra party enda March...biggrin.gif

Posted by: Riddrieperson 15th Mar 2007, 06:55am

QUOTE (Java @ 15th Mar 2007, 07:48 AM) *
Is that the Cathdral House Hotel? Ah'm goin there furra party enda March...biggrin.gif



It certainly is.The clues are in the pic.Just enlarge it and all the info is there.It is on the corner of John Knox Street and cathedral square.It is quite popular with students and I believe the prices are reasonable. smile.gif

Posted by: Aman 15th Mar 2007, 12:30pm

A tube o' smarties for a' the winners, Cathedral house hotel right enough, cannae beat you gleswegians for knowin' yer city cool.gif and for being clever enough to zoom in and read the clues wink.gif

Java, mind and don't roll doon the hill at the end of your party!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: lindamac 15th Mar 2007, 07:34pm

sad.gif Some of these pictures would break yer heart ,especialy the ones of Springburn,so sad sad.gif cos it was a vibrant happening place when I was growing up,she seems desolate & lost poor Springburn.

Posted by: flam 16th Mar 2007, 11:44am

Hi All..One of Springburn..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: championi26 16th Mar 2007, 11:52am

is it the highland fling??

Posted by: Tennscot 16th Mar 2007, 01:56pm

QUOTE (GG @ 10th Feb 2007, 10:38 AM) *
Sorry lindamac, I don't know much about the old pubs in Springburn because I was too young to drink in them before they went, hopefully someone will be able to name them. I am getting a better sense of where the photo was taken from in terms of how Springburn is today. The following two photographs helped me - probably taken by Strathclyde Regional Council staff - which are quaintly entitled "Springburn Realignment" (as if Springburn was some recalcitrant child in need of a short-sharp-shock to get him back on the right path!).

The first is from 1981 and looking towards Elmvale Primary School.

GG.

That Corner at the lights iswhere the Boundry Bar stood at Hawthorn street. Where you got the Tramcar to Possil, Maryhill `n down past Partick Thistle Tae Georges Cross `n Charing Cross.Just a few steps up Balgrayhill on the left Was one of my first ventures into business.Springburn Taxis. whit a mess nuf sed !!!

Posted by: Tennscot 16th Mar 2007, 02:10pm

QUOTE (GG @ 13th Feb 2007, 07:29 PM) *
Great photos flam, thanks for posting. I've a feeling that the actual 'Buroo' office was a bit further up and round the bend. I think it was demolished at least at time the photo was taken and the spot now contains modern flats built last year. I'm not sure though - can anyone confirm?

GG.
Definitely The Bru Was The Kinema(Coffin) I was Baptised in St James Church on the other side of Springburn road . Gone of course. The Next Bru was up behind shopping Centre. Stuck somewhere in Barcaple St., or maybe Bottom of Queenshill st. Hell ! Ah don`t Know Ah wis only looking for non existent 103 Wellfield St. Sez me wae a wee tear in ma eye

Posted by: rossmckenzie 16th Mar 2007, 10:29pm

Wonder if anyone knows where this was taken?


 

Posted by: Catherine 16th Mar 2007, 10:32pm

Some Shipyard Ross? biggrin.gif
Lovely to see ye.......there's a Topic about you in chitchat, yer famous laugh.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 16th Mar 2007, 10:34pm

another view....


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 16th Mar 2007, 10:36pm

haha,nope but you can shop till you drop!

Posted by: jakka13 16th Mar 2007, 11:18pm

Where the H%$## have you been ???? We all really missed you .Can you do me a really special favour ? The next time you are in Kelvingrove Park and you've got your camera with you ,would you please take a picture of Earl Stanly Roberts on his horse .I got one many years ago but took it from the back side .This is where my husband proposed to me ,on one knee .He said as long as that man had sat and would remain on his horse that's how long he would love me .OH!!Que the dreamy music .Well we just celebrated our 48th wedding anniversary on March 13th and it would be nice to show him the wee man is still on his horse . wub.gif

Posted by: Luceo 17th Mar 2007, 11:18am

Hi Ross,

Both these images were taken at Braehead, at the little marine museum there (its name escapes me!).

Glad to see you are still aound with your camera.

Luceo

Posted by: rossmckenzie 17th Mar 2007, 02:43pm

Hey Luceo,

It is the Maritime Museum at Braehead.I really like the statues....gives you a sorta feel for the type of work that made the river one of the greatest in the world.Its also directly opposite Bae and the Type 45's are getting built...looks like another 2 in the pipeline for Saudi Arabia now...thats pretty awsome for Glasgow.I love going down there to have a look at the yard.
Jakka....thats a long time to be married to someone.I have a picture for you but if you really want to see a brill one of Earl Roberts on his horse ...taken from his rump end have a look at this site.This guy takes the most awsome pictures of Glasgow I have ever seen...am in total awe of his work..his camera's probably cost mega money.He posts his work in Future Glasgow,which is an awsome site and I have learned so much about the city from it.....am sorta building up my courage to start posting on it...am not as experienced as some of these guys.
If the link works then just scroll down and and you will see the Earl at night with Glasgow Uni in the background...its my favourite screen saver.Its copyright so a cannot post it but you can can go and look.....and enjoy.....
Its the final Saturday of the 6 nations today and am sitting watching Italy and Ireland play in Rome and Ireland are drubbing the Italians and next come Scotland and France in Paris and the whole championship will depend on how well France beat Scotland...aw am so gutted at this years 6 nations.
Your link and picture.

http://www.futureglasgow.co.uk/Russell.html


 

Posted by: jakka13 17th Mar 2007, 04:23pm

Ross you are a star .Many thank for posting this for me .Memories of days gone by .It's good to know the wee man is still on his horse .A wee bit of humour here ,I have a charm bracelet that I have been filling for many years .One year as our anniversary approached my husband gave my girls some money to buy me a charm of a man on a horse .Picture my face when I opened up the wee box to find a charm of a jocky on a racehorse .!!!! It was the only man on a horse they could find laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Anne1 17th Mar 2007, 05:51pm

smile.gif smile.gif HI THERE JAKKA SORRY WE MISSED YOUR ANNIVERSARY

Posted by: chookie bun 17th Mar 2007, 08:12pm

Kin sumbodies help me identify this statue? I took the pix so I know where it is but I've not yet been able to learn what it's about. I was roaming about town when I came upon it. Liked it right away! Too bad it's in such a sorry state though


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 18th Mar 2007, 05:34pm

I have seen this face somewhere but got no idea who it is Chookie.I think it might be a composer,like Wagner or Beethhoven so and its a wild guess...maybe its on the Mitchell Theatre....then again you said it was pretty wasted and the statues on the Mitchell are in good nick so it can't be there!!!!Need another clue.

Jakka this is whats behind the Earls horse....my mum loves this part of Glasgow...she says its straight out of Paris...and thats a compliment from an Edinburgh girl.....


 

Posted by: chookie bun 18th Mar 2007, 11:32pm

Well Ross, I shared your view that the monument was a bust of a famous composer. It reminded me of the cover of a CD I have of Beethoven's music. Just after I took the picture, I tried to find a connection to Glasgow and Beethoven but drew a blank and gave up. Since I'd spotted the bust from a point in Hill Street in a wander round Garnethill, I knew it had to be in Sauchiehall Street somewhere. Yesterday I poked around some more before trying a fave Glasgow website I've posted in here before: www.glasgowscuplture.com This is a lovely resource for anybody interested in public sculpture in Glasgow. You can search by area....I opted for Charing Cross....et voila....BINGO! It is indeed a bust of Beethoven as evidenced in this entry on Glasgow Sculpture!

Sauchiehall Street (City Centre),
Formerly The Velvet Rooms (or The Ewing Galleries), 520 Sauchiehall Street
Two Caryatids, Allegorical Figure of Harmony and Colossal Bust of Beethoven (1897-8)
Sculptor: JA Ewing; Architects: Bruce & Hay

I probably have photos somewhere of the other figures. I suppose since the building is most likely still privately owned, there's no public money for its upkeep and preservation.....shame, eh? I'd love to know why Beethoven was chosen by Ewing Galleries for the monument. Mair digging doon the road! That kind of thing's why I retired ye ken!

So my hat's off to you young Ross. Once again your knowledge of all things Glasgow shows itself! Yer a wee smasher .... all 6' sumthin o' ye! wub.gif

I always tell folk travelling to oor Glesga for the first time....look up, look up coz if you don't you'll be missing out on some wonderful stufffff!

PS Your Mum's spot on. That stretch across the top of Kelvingrove Park is a gem. I know it well. Ah mind as a wee lassie standing on my tippy toes to look over the balustrade that's there and thinking the world stretched out before me...an' so it did, did it no'?

Posted by: chookie bun 18th Mar 2007, 11:36pm

Jakka...here's a wee shot of what some would say is the best part o' Lord Roberts! I think the reason so many photographs are taken o' the hin' end is the amazing view of the university it offers!


 

Posted by: flam 19th Mar 2007, 03:07pm

Hi All Here is a photo that i am certain Ross will know..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: jaybee 19th Mar 2007, 03:37pm

Bridge over the canal at Anniesland?

Posted by: rossmckenzie 19th Mar 2007, 08:24pm

Sorry Flam I don't recognise it...never seen a bridge like that at Anniesland.Would it be near Ruchill somewhere cos I know there are loads of new flats down there!

Posted by: norrie123 19th Mar 2007, 09:16pm

Hi Flim, fancy meeting you here.
Where in Sprinburn was that photo taken and when?
Are you ok to post photos now.
Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: rossmckenzie 19th Mar 2007, 10:41pm

Chookie there is an interesting article by Gary Nisbet of Sculpture.com in tonights Evening Times.He is critical of the Council and their policy towards old buildings in the city.

I have never heard of the Ewing Glleries on Sauchiehall Street.only one I knew about was the McLellan but I will go and have a look for it first time am in town.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/opinion/display.var.1269027.0.0.php

Posted by: chookie bun 19th Mar 2007, 11:01pm

Thanks Ross for posting this link. Is Gary Nisbet no' a treasure? I hope this article will garner him some strong support. I'm a huge fan and have had a wee ongoing e-mail correspondence with him since discovering his site. I'm only sorry a lack of support/funds means he's not been able to update the site in a wee while. Still, there's a wealth of stuff posted that's sure to be of interest to everybody in here. There's also information about the books he's been involved with, two of which I have....a wee indulgence tae masel'. Och why no'? They involve two of ma wee passioins: Public sculpture and Glesga.....winners!
wub.gif

Posted by: flam 20th Mar 2007, 12:38pm

Hi All..The Students bridge is opposite the Fire Station on Maryhill Road,as in photo..Ross I presumed you used to cycle out that way on the Canal Towpath or am I getting you mixed up with someone else ..Norrie I cant even see the photos that are being posted on the other site by pals ,so I obviously acnt reply.. Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: buntyq 20th Mar 2007, 04:40pm

That's Park Circus behind Lod Roberts statue. I know that spot well. I had the marks and wanted so badly to attend Glasgow University but back then the tuition was private and hefty and my parents couldn't afford it. I would sit up near Lord Roberts statue so that I could see the University. Then I would walk home along Park Circus. When my mother was young she was sent into service in one of those homes. It was slave labor and her brother came and took her away. I'm not sure that polishing marble was any better but at least she was home. I imagine that those homes have made lovely flats. I am also sure that my mother's old quarters below street level have also been converted and go for a lot of money.

Glasgow is definitely a "look up" city. I enjoyed showing my daughter the old buildings when we visited in 2005.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 20th Mar 2007, 09:38pm

I can recognise it now Flam,the new flats on Maryhill Road threw me a bit,have not been along that way for a while.

Chookie that bust of Beethoven has been annoying me all day.So I went into town this afternoon to have a look......never seen it before at all but its amazing.The front entrance on Sauchiehall St...520 is a club Weareguru but I don't know if they own the entire building...I think they probably do, but don't use the part on Renfrew St where Beethoven sits.
What I did find out was the architecture partnership was Bruce & Hay and the sculptures were the brothers JA & GE Ewing.The connection to Beethoven is easy from there.The building was built for T A Ewings Piano and Harmonium Emporium.......Piano's /Beethoven Piano Concerto's ...all dead logical!!!!...AMAZING STUFF! They did the famous Angel Building statue on Paisley Road and the statue on the top of the City Chambers and also work on the Co op Buildings in Morrison Street.

This is the Sauchiehall Street entrance...not as impressive as the dilapidated Renfrew St entrance.Thanks for bringing this to my attention,I really enjoyed the search.


 

Posted by: chookie bun 20th Mar 2007, 10:43pm

Ross...that's terrific. Yer a caution! In the vein of one thing leads to another, I realized from the pix you posted that I actually had photos of the Sauchiehall Street front...but didn't connect the dots. It's right next door to the Royal Highland Fusiliers' Museum -- if I remember right:




 

Posted by: George Muir 21st Mar 2007, 12:03am

Here's the "Angel" at Paisley Road Toll. We used to live a few closes along barely visible on the left, in 1942-44, but the building up our close was pulled down in 44, having been dislodged due to the bombing in nearby Blackburn/Plantation streets. We were decanted to Govanhill - and my fourth primary school (talk aboot child abuse tongue.gif ) All you southsiders will of course recognize this scene


http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/style_images/ggbb_original/folder_editor_images/rte-emo-button.png

Posted by: chookie bun 21st Mar 2007, 12:13am

Hello George....lovely old building. Lucky you living so near it although you probably walked past it every day and nivver looked up, eh? I'm not familiar with that part of town but you can bet, next time I'm over, I'll make a point of checking it out. Thanks!

Posted by: Gallusbisom 21st Mar 2007, 01:16pm

Thanks George, Saw this picture last night about 1am Can. time and it brought back wonderful memories of walking past the toll to get to my Gran's at the corner of Paisley Rd. W & Rutledge Cres. If I look really hard, I think I see my Gran out doing her messages! I remember it well. laugh.gif Hey George any idea the number or colour of the street car coming along the Govan Rd. is ? tongue.gif

I have a couple of pics of the old Co-Op building and the Co-Op funeral home and around the area. Will try to get some bright spark in the family to post them for me.

PS hope this goes through, as my last few posts have gone off into cyberspace again.
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Posted by: Aman 21st Mar 2007, 01:39pm

For chookie bun!! I might have been looking down on you that day!!!!!!!!!!


Posted by: chookie bun 21st Mar 2007, 03:36pm

Noo Aman...if Ah wis 5'6" insteed o' 5'4-1/2" ye'd see the tap o' ma heid in that shot! Tell us where you were when you shot it? Ross. Aman's pix has me a' discombobulated. Where is Beethoven in relation to the front of the building since you get a good view of the whole site?.

Posted by: championi26 21st Mar 2007, 04:23pm

Royal HIghland Fusiliers Building in Sauciehall St

Posted by: George Muir 21st Mar 2007, 08:06pm

Hi GB,
Sorry I can't remember all the trams that went down "Old Govan Road" (as we called it), but I do remember the blue tram used that route going to Linthouse. Just a few closes along the Govan Road in the picture was the building where us weans got our orange juice and also the big jag in our arm which we still bear to this day. I lived all over that area - Paisley Road, Paisley Rd. West, Weir St, Sussex St., Avon St., When we were married in 1960 we lived in a single end in Shields Rd. which is just hidden to the left in this picture. The Imperial picture house on the right is now the "Grand Ole Opry" The empty space where our building once stood is hidden by the pole on the left


Posted by: Aman 21st Mar 2007, 09:24pm

Havenae learned tae fly yet Chookiebun, tongue.gif I was visiting an office opposite and 7 storeys up, happened tae have ma camera and couldnae resist the scene.
I think Beethoven is around the back somewhere, but ross could tell us better I think. I'vve got another one o' Charing cross mansions somewhere, i'll dig it oot sometime soon I hope!

Posted by: rossmckenzie 21st Mar 2007, 09:28pm

Chookie,the tenements you can just see at the very back of Aman's picture are on Renfrew Street and the rear end of the Galleries face those tenements.The picture attached shows the Renfrew Street entrance.
Amans picture seems to be taken from the red/pink office building on Sauchiehall Street that spans the motorway...no idea what it is called!It gives you a great view of the entire building which is really big.....its a weird perspective when you are only used to seeing it from ground level


 

Posted by: chookie bun 21st Mar 2007, 09:41pm

Ross: Beethoven looks awesome in that view. I guess from Hill Street I was a block over. All I could see was the huge head and found it intriguing. I'd intended to root around the other side but got off somewhere else...such are the joys o' a wee dauner roon' my old haunts!

Aman...thanks for the follow up. What a perspective!

Posted by: Gallusbisom 21st Mar 2007, 09:55pm

Ok George, now you've done it. So where was the New Govan Road, (now you have to remember I've been away since 1957!) I do remember the movie theatre, now called the Grand Ole Opry, Mum and I used to go there sometimes if my Dad was working late. Would you have a picture of it? Or the Kingston Halls, which if I remember correctly were very close by. My cousin sang there back in the 40's ( bit he forgoat tae tell his Mammy an Daddy, [aye right] he wiz daen a solo and it wiz only by luck thit his Mammy goat there tae hear im. Wonderful singer was/is our William. )
Also, any pictures of Bellahouston Academy ( I can get the ones for Scotland St. School, 'cause it's historic-a lot like myself laugh.gif ) but Bella anywhere around that area, those pictures are hard to find. Such as the Mosspark Pic. House where my Aunt worked and the Westway and the Aldwich (?) and any pictures of Kinning Park area (my Dad grew up there) or the Barshaw Park where we went just about every weekend, Sat. the park, Sun. the Art Galleries, how lucky can a kid get?

Thanks GB

Posted by: rossmckenzie 21st Mar 2007, 11:32pm

Here is another bit of Glasgow's heritage...the surroundings should give it away.The hint is it moved across town over a 100 years ago


 

Posted by: chookie bun 22nd Mar 2007, 03:24am

Your hint made it too easy Ross! Is it the old court part of Glasgow University that was moved bit by bit afore we wis a' even thought o'?

Posted by: chookie bun 22nd Mar 2007, 03:49am

For George and GB from the glasgowsculpture site:

Statue of Commerce and Industry.
Angel Building, Paisley Road West, Glasgow.
The Angel Building was built in 1889, as Ogg Brothers Drapery Warehouse, and is a much loved landmark in this south side district due to the angel which surmounts its south turret.



The identity of the angel and its sculptor have long been forgotten and, consequently, have been the topics of much debate by locals and historians alike. In 2000, the nearby Angel Bar held a competition to find the most humorous name for the statue, whilst sculpture historians Gary Nisbet and Ray McKenzie at Glasgow School of Art agreed that James Alexander Ewing was the likely sculptor.

However, in 2004, Gary Nisbet, the author of the glasgowsculpture.com website, discovered the true identity of the statue, Commerce and Industry, buried in a lengthy account of the building's opening in an article published in the Govan Press newspaper, on 21st September 1889. Unfortunately, the article does not confirm the identity of the sculptor.

Although the discovery of the angel's 'official' name, Commerce and Industry, came too late to win the Angel Bar's prize of a bottle of whiskey, it is to be hoped that if this rather mundane name doesn't catch on with the locals, they could always refer to her simply as Mrs Ogg, just as the statue of Learning on the Mitchell Library is known as Mrs Mitchell.

Posted by: George Muir 22nd Mar 2007, 04:53am

Chookie, thanks for that information. I never knew anything about the Angel's history. Ogg Brothers was the tenant of the building in the 40s when my family lived close by, but as a kid I wasn't very interested in architecture tongue.gif Angel is a much more pleasant name instead of stuffy old Commerce and Industry!

Posted by: annie laurie 22nd Mar 2007, 05:53am

Hello G>B>

Did your Granny live at Rutland Crescent is that the area you mean,
That is where my Mother and her 4 Sisters grew up .
We lived at Plantation St before we moved to Drumoyne,
My Dad's family all came from Kinning Park,
Scotland Street, Weir Street, Watt Street, area,

Where is Unionville is that in Ontario,or the States, ??????????just wondered

Posted by: rossmckenzie 22nd Mar 2007, 07:03am

The Lion and Unicorn Staircase at Glasgow Uni.....moved from High Street about 1872.

A know it was pretty easy Chookie,your friend Gary covers it a lot.
Interesting background to the Angel.....I did not know much about its past but its a fantastic landmark...seems to fly above the city.

Posted by: keelie gal 22nd Mar 2007, 10:20am

Well i must say i have truly enjoyed this wee topic and looking at all the pics so a big thanks to all those who posted them keep it up biggrin.gif

Posted by: Anne1 22nd Mar 2007, 12:07pm

hi annie llaurie ma mum da had wee shop in scotland t. next to pub

Posted by: Gallusbisom 22nd Mar 2007, 01:29pm

Hi, Annie & Anne
Yup that's the area, I'll bet we know the same families laugh.gif And I did go to Scotland St. school. rolleyes.gif


Unionville/Markham is just north of Toronto. GB

Posted by: George Muir 23rd Mar 2007, 12:38am

GB and Annie, here's a couple of pictures of Bellahouston Academy, the old and the new:



Posted by: annie laurie 23rd Mar 2007, 02:06am

Thanks George what a beautiful building the New One,
How are things going for you George.

I think you should go to the Meet and keep all they wummin in Order,

I bet you would have a Ball to yourself,

Thanks again,

 

Posted by: annie laurie 23rd Mar 2007, 02:09am

George I sent you a Snowball for all your good work, and I am that good at daeing the pictures noo I always get a doubler so you lucked oot, enjoy, fingers crossed again

 

Posted by: George Muir 23rd Mar 2007, 02:55am

Hi Annie, thanks for the snowballs, 2 is better than 1. I've got more pics to post tongue.gif

Posted by: George Muir 23rd Mar 2007, 03:09am

OK neighbours, here's another 2 pics, both from Paisley Road Toll
as it looks today





Posted by: Gallusbisom 23rd Mar 2007, 09:38pm

George, your a gem,

Thanks for the picture of "Old Bella" that's where I went, we were staying in McLellan St with my Gran. (Dad had already left for Canada) and I attended Bella. Have never seen the new one, and while it looks nice, I like the character of the other (now, the teachers were another story-still have the year books from back then and the uniform rolleyes.gif )

The picture of the toll really got me, it is one of the very few things of that area that is still recognisable, thank you so much. I rememember going with my Gran to a wee shop on the other side of the street, maybe a newsagent (?) and they sold "scraps" Gran got me some really nice ones, Angels/Cherubs on clouds, the whole set yet. I can still remember how hard it was to give those away when we left for Canada. Oh, and my "gorries", I had a great collection, ah well.
The only time I got to visit the area since 1957, everything was gone. Except if I look really hard to the right of your picture of the "Oprey" I think I can see 248. wink.gif The "Grand Ole Oprey"? wow, so happens this week we were in Tupelo, Miss., Elvis' birthplace, sorry to say we did not have time to visit it.

George, if I remember correctly my Mum was in Plantation St. the night it was bombed (her brother lived there) and there was a soldier home on leave, they saw what they thought was somone coming down in a parachute and he went to check--it was a bomb, that bothered her for many years.

Posted by: Gallusbisom 23rd Mar 2007, 09:44pm

Chookie, I have been remiss in thanking you for the information you gave us about the Angel but you have no idea how thankful I was to get it. It is now in the family tree, under notes and comments. Some day maybe my grandchildren (well ok. first I have to get some of this group out of school and married but give me time wink.gif ) will appreciate all of this. Not having any family from my side here makes all this info. just so much more important. I thank you again. GB

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Mar 2007, 04:26pm

Ok a dead easy one...spring blossom in Japan?,A glamorous European capital ? or ?


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Mar 2007, 04:38pm

Am on a roller so here is another one...if I was not going to see a band in this venue ...where else would I see this famous sign ?


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Mar 2007, 04:49pm

Past,present and future......where am I in Glasgow and what am I looking at.....additional clue these last three posts all have a connection.


 

Posted by: chookie bun 24th Mar 2007, 05:50pm

Ross...you've got me! The Barrowland sign....I'm guessing a museum because of its history to Weedgies everywhere? The kind of thing mebbe the Peoples Palace would want to exhibit?

The Past, Present, Future thingy....although I for sure don't recognize the venue, that steeple is quite distinctive. Gonnae take a wee stab at St. Andrew's Church/Square. I know there's lots of amazing modern stuff happening there. Those lovely spring blossoms could be in the square too. Mind you, that disnae jibe wi' all three posts having a connection. Scratchin' the auld heid here.....

C'moan anybody else to help out here?

PS Ross...Ah nearly fell aff ma chair the other day when I saw that Toronto's very own Barenaked Ladies are going to be at Barrowland very soon! Never realized it's become such a hot venue for today's acts/performers/concerts!

Posted by: aaron king 24th Mar 2007, 06:31pm

Hi Ross would that be the old high court taken from the Gasgow Green

Posted by: rossmckenzie 24th Mar 2007, 07:10pm

Aw s*** /shucks..a thought I would get days out of this one...You 2 guys are way too smart...lol
The connection is Glasgow Green....The cherry blossom is on the green outside the old court,The old church is St Andrews and past ,present and future is St Andrews,The green today March 23rd and the fantastic homes for the future....a love ths area ..cos if I make the grade am gonna be an architect and my dream is to leave my footprint on this amazing city.....ok maybe not my carbon footprint but leave something that will be a legacy for the future.
Scotland were at home to Georgia to day and the feel in the city was awsome...my dad and one of my bro's were at Hampden...a was not bothered too much but the feel in the city was awsome and what made me mega proud were the loads of Georgian Flags and people supporting them...I hope they had a great day in Glasgow even though we won.....

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Mar 2007, 12:12am

I have seen the Bare Naked Ladies advertised Chookie but I had no idea they were from Toronto....Had a few hours down on Glasgow Green today and it was a beaut day....warm and sunny and clear blue skies.What I really wanted to see was Glasgow Cross and the new build around the Tolbooth...what do you think......am not gonna say anything but my Dad and I have been arguing about it,be good to know what others think about it.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Mar 2007, 12:20am

Another view,same place ,same time.......


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Mar 2007, 12:45am

Here is another recent addition.....my Dad and I are in agreement about this amazing building.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 25th Mar 2007, 01:12am

Ok will finsh with a question,but its an easy one.....this spot on the green is famous...why ?

Brought out 80.000 last time it was used and no it was not the circus......


 

Posted by: George Muir 26th Mar 2007, 02:35am

GB and Annie, here's another 2 pics you will identify with. I went to this school (Rutland Crescent) for a couple of years. GB the close next to the Grand Ole Opry is actually number 492, I learned that recently from a friend. If you lived at 248 it would be the close beside the Post Office shown below. We were 3 up at number 268, that would be the next close to yours. I remember the episode of the parachute bomb and people running out to see if it was a person, I was very young then rolleyes.gif . At the time folks were calling it a land mine.



Posted by: annie laurie 26th Mar 2007, 03:26am

Thanks Goerge,
I recogized Rutland School,the building seems so Tall,
Is the Post office across the street from where the Imperial Picture House used to be, ?or further along P>R>W> going towards Watt Street,

Just a guess, it been a long time, laugh.gif

Posted by: Gallusbisom 26th Mar 2007, 12:52pm

Thanks for those pictures George. It's amazing how the years fall away when you see these buildings. I used to play in the cresent when visiting my Gran. She lived on the top floor at the corner and I was well watched from the kitchen window. Every Auntie and Uncle or big cousin had a wee keek out the window to make sure I was OK. Sometimes we went along and played at the school but since we couldn't be seen that wasn't so popular. My Gran went to a wee menage accross the road from the school and took me with her a couple of times. Lots of singing and dancing among the ladies.

I lived two up at 248 but it was up the "big pen" does that ring a bell with you? There was a newsagents either at the close mouth or a door or two up. I got more wee toys from that shop, my uncles always stopped in there to get me some little thing before they came up. Across the road and a few doors up was The Wheat Sheaf, if I remember correctly. Is the post office still standing or has it been pulled down?
So the Grand Ole Oprey must be one of the last adresses on the Paisley Rd., it switches to Paisley Rd. West at the Toll I think?
GB

Posted by: Isobel 26th Mar 2007, 01:07pm

Ross your first picture I don't know what your feelings are but I don't think the new looks good standing next to the old. The second one I like . The third picture, is that where the pope visited and said mass when he was in Glasgow?

Posted by: Riddrieperson 26th Mar 2007, 05:01pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 24th Mar 2007, 04:43 PM) *
Ok a dead easy one...spring blossom in Japan?,A glamorous European capital ? or ?



Looks like the High court building down at Glasgow Green,to me. tongue.gif I see somebody has already answered this.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th Mar 2007, 07:14pm

I like the mix of old and new especially around Glasgow Green...at homes for the future and the new flats around the Tolbooth at Glasgow Cross.I know not everybody likes it.Glasgow is really a mix of all styles,Georgian,Victorian,Gothic,sometimes it works and sometimes it does not..
The last picture is Glasgow Green and no its not where the Pope said mass ,that was out at Bellahouston Park.This was the public execution ground for Glasgow and execution days brought out huge crowds...last one in the 19thC brought out over 80,000 people....the last thing the condemned saw before being dispatched was this monument to Nelson


 

Posted by: championi26 27th Mar 2007, 11:43am

Heres a wee pic for a ponder over....




Might as well add another one too....



Posted by: jaybee 27th Mar 2007, 12:27pm

Not sure about the first picture but the second one is St. Andrews on the Square. Jaybee

Posted by: jimmie 27th Mar 2007, 12:32pm

biggrin.gif is the first one partick fire station???

Posted by: championi26 27th Mar 2007, 01:28pm

fraid not......not partick

wrong with the second one jaybee..sorry

Posted by: jimmie 27th Mar 2007, 01:41pm

biggrin.gif tell you what last stab championi is it cowcaddens fire station???

Posted by: hudggy 27th Mar 2007, 02:00pm

St Georges Road old Fire station building and Saint George in the Field Church beside it.

Posted by: championi26 27th Mar 2007, 02:21pm

well done hud

Posted by: Anne1 27th Mar 2007, 02:31pm

AW HUDGY I WAS GOING TO SAY THAT

Posted by: jaybee 27th Mar 2007, 03:28pm

Oh shucks, then would it be the Greek Thompson church?

Posted by: Catarina 27th Mar 2007, 06:27pm

Been going over from page one all the wonderful images of Glasgow's past,present,and mixture of both. Seems I left Glasgow at too early an age to have appreciated much of its beautiful architecture. However past visits have given me such an appreciation of all I left behind.
Seems,I must have been quite the busy body in my childhood days, as I do recall visiting many of the places listed..I know my bike took me to much of these,and also mae wee legs. Way back then one could take off for the whole day on the weekend,as long as you came home for meals.
Shall keeps tags on this forum..And I do thank all you well informed folks for your contributions about Glasgow...As for the mixture of the old and modern. A beautiful combination I find in some.The Modern Glasgow site has some great examples of blending the old and the new,and convey the message of a Glasgow in progress appropriately. However others I find too "boxy". No character. The new modern Bella Academy is a perfect example of history lost. I realize the cost of restoring some of Glasgow's historical buildings is immense,making one appreciate the efforts of those individuals who have fought for,and are still fighting to retain these beautiful structures.

The Kingston Hall stirs some memory in me. I was a member of a brownie group. Could it have been possible that we put on a yearly concert at such a venue?

A side note..."The bare naked Ladies Band". Seems they will be playing at Barrowland...Great Canadian Band. I recall when they chose the name for their band,many folks were appalled. But like most things of this nature,the furor soon died down. A night to enjoy.

Will look forward to more pictures. I don't suppose any of you would have any taken around Tradeston Street,Centre Street,Nelson St, any of the shops that used to line Nelson Street..Paddy Blacks Memorial Mission,the swing Park.? I have Centre St school,thanks to George.

Posted by: Gallusbisom 27th Mar 2007, 06:59pm

Hello Catarina,
Were you in a brownie troop which (I think) met in Pollock St.? I went to one in or around that area and I would bet that the memory you have of the Kingston Halls is spot on. George will probably be able confirm this or tell me the memory is playing tricks (again!) I agree that the new Bella pales in comparison to the old, as far as architecture is concerned. (Just going by the pictures now). Now you have stirred a memory in me, the swing park--which one? I remember one that was situated somewhere between the Paisley Rd and Scotland St ( I only remember it because I got a heck of a smash on the nose with a swing there while on my way to see my Gran in Kinning Park) and then there was the little part with swings right behind the Kinning Park subway and bordering "The Plots" (which from my dim recolections seemed to be fitba pitches.)
There are one or two others that I recall but I don't think they would be close enough. Have to check the family tree again, pretty sure we have relies born/raised in both Centre St and Nelson St. I don't think we have any pictures but I will contact my cousin in Campbelltown, she has the family stash. laugh.gif GB

Posted by: Catarina 28th Mar 2007, 12:00am

I cannot for the life of me remember the Brownie Pact I was a member, but I do recall I believe it was held in a church hall down from Nelson Street. A picture of a corner street entrance keeps flashing in my head.Or could it have been a wee hall inside the Kingston Hall?

As for the Swing Park, I do believe it was on Tradeston Street,(help George). It was facing the Paddy Blacks Memorial Mission Hall.. I went to school in Centre Street along with George's wife Jane. As a matter of fact it was through the GG site that we became reunited..We each have the same school class picture. Hope you can find out some info on this Gal., You know I must say Pollock Street does ring a strong bell i

Posted by: George Muir 28th Mar 2007, 01:45am

Hi GB and Catarina,

The only swing park I can remember from back then was in Weir Street, on the right hand side as you walk up from Paisley Road, remember all these "swingys" had a drinking fountain of sorts with a huge rusty old cup, yuk. Re the Kingston Halls, I couldn't find a picture showing the whole building but here is a pic of the upper half. It is now a lodging house for men aka "a model". The second picture shows the demolition of Weir Street in the late 60s, from a series of cards depicting the demise of all the old tenements in Glasgow. There is or was a church in Pollok street where the brownies prossibly met. The minister there refused to christen our first born son as we weren't members. More names come to mind, do you remember the Southolm Bakery and the Pollok Snacks?


 

 

Posted by: chookie bun 28th Mar 2007, 04:13am

George....could you tell us the name of the artist of that great rendition of Weir Stree please?

Posted by: George Muir 28th Mar 2007, 05:19am

Chookie, here's the goods:

"Demolition, Weir Street, Paisley Road, 1961"
From an original painting by Herbert Whone
reproduced in the book
"Glasgow in Transition"

Posted by: hudggy 28th Mar 2007, 10:19am

There used to be a swing park in Paterson St across from the coop buildings, just before you reach the bridge area was called Kingston. My mother family came from there also beside the park was a weigh station for lorries.

Posted by: flam 30th Mar 2007, 12:23pm

Hi All..Here is another from the North of Glasgow..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 30th Mar 2007, 11:08pm

Not got a clue Flim?

Posted by: championi26 31st Mar 2007, 08:39am

stumped this time

Posted by: flam 31st Mar 2007, 01:56pm

Hi All..It is actually a Corporation Type house which must have been part of Ruchill Hospital in Bilsland Drive..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 1st Apr 2007, 12:41pm

Sorry Flim I would not have got that one in a million years.

Here is an easy one....but it was in the news this week ,do you know why?


 

Posted by: flam 3rd Apr 2007, 11:50am

Hi Rossmckenzie..Was it because of the Gambling Licences not being granted , otherwise I have not got a Scooby..Here is another photo from North of the Clyde


 

Posted by: Riddrieperson 3rd Apr 2007, 05:32pm

QUOTE (flam @ 3rd Apr 2007, 12:07 PM) *
Hi Rossmckenzie..Was it because of the Gambling Licences not being granted , otherwise I have not got a Scooby..Here is another photo from North of the Clyde


Clarenden Street,when they were rebuilding the structure that burnt down.It is now finished and a replacement pub(The Thistle Bar) is now there. tongue.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 4th Apr 2007, 04:37pm

Flim,they were in the news because they had put on sale a flat valued at ....I think it was £1,000,000 and the comment by somebody was ...all that money and no place to buy a pint of milk!!!!If I could afford a flat like that I would not be drinking milk......
I sorta recognised your picture but I was not sure..I thought I could see the flats on St Georges Road but I was looking for the bar beside the fire damages flats ...was that not the Royalty...cos am sure my Dad knew somebody that owned it.
Here is a difficult one..where is this statue and what is his connection to Glasgow University...I never knew this !!! PS You can nearly see the Uni from this statue...well if you knocked down a few buildings you could but its pretty far away and not even on the same side of the Clyde...


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 4th Apr 2007, 04:44pm

Here is a modern one for you.....taken this week when the weather has been so fantastic for Easter......Todays Glasgow....2 major places in view...its pretty easy if you look closely.....but don't give the answer if you don't recognise both buildings!!!!!


 

Posted by: chookie bun 4th Apr 2007, 07:19pm

Ross Ah was a' set tae put in an offer on that flat till Ah heard it hid an ootside cludgie! laugh.gif

Your statue is Sir William Pearce of Fairfield's fame and is in Govan...Pearce Institute. It's not an area I'm overly familiar with and only know this since my pal's Daddy was a stonemason who did some lovely work in/around the Old Govan Parish Church and a long time ago we went to admire it all. I seem to remember his work was on a war memorial...WWII ? ... either that or it would have to have been a restoration project coz he widna'e been auld enough tae work on the original Kirk... It's a great old area chock a block with lovely buildings and sculpture....but Ah hivnae a clue as to the mannie's connection to the University....He probably donated millions but I sense you allude to something quirky.....eh?

Love the modern sites but widnae even hazard a guess as to what your pix are about other than that they're Clydeside somewhere. Ah feel a wee trip comin' on; so much is happening; need to keep up with it all!

Posted by: rossmckenzie 4th Apr 2007, 10:41pm

Spot on Chookie it is Sir William Pearce at Govan Cross and he stands in front of the amazing Pearce Institute and his connection to Glasgow Uni is the very old Pearce Lodge at the Uni.This I never knew I had always been told that the only part of the Uni that came from the old site at High Street was the famous Lion and Unicorn staircase but Sir William paid for the old gatehouse building to be moved as well ...I have passed it loads of time and although it looked really old I never knew it came from the High Street......it was called after Sir William and used for Naval Architecture......


http://www.scotland-guide.co.uk/ALL_AREAS_IN_SCOTLAND/Glasgow/Areas/West_End/Glasgow_University/Glasgow_University_-_Pearce_Lodge.htm



New Build is the new BBC building on the river next door to the Glasgow Tower.


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 4th Apr 2007, 11:00pm

BBC-Science Mall-Glasgow Tower


 

Posted by: wee mags 4th Apr 2007, 11:55pm

thanks for the photos Ross I will try to see them when I get to Glasgow my brother lives not too far from there and my sister in law I think is not too far from there as well,I am still waiting for my son to get his passport then off we go , so if you see a wee wumin showing Glasgow off to a man its mags ha ha biggrin.gif

Posted by: keelie gal 5th Apr 2007, 09:52am

Thanks for posting the pics Ross biggrin.gif im so crap at guessing the locations but i sure do love looking at all the pics you guys post wub.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 5th Apr 2007, 07:13pm

Heya Maggs....am sure you will have a great time and I hope the weather is just like it is this week....awsome! cos when the sun shines like this Glasgow looks so different.
On Sunday we went for a walk down by the river,HMS Mersey was docked down by Glasgow Tower and the waterfront and river were shimmering in the sunshine ......next to the Mersey was Waverley getting kitted for summer...she looked fantastic but what was really funny was that the guys doing the prep were all speaking Polish.Even today coming home from town on the bus all these classy looking lassies got on and sat beside us.......lol even I think Glasgow is changing in front of my eyes but I like the changes..I hope you do as well.
Keelie I know you will know this one but its not a question cos its too easy...its the Waverley..if I could have I'd have been standing up on the bow while Celine Goes on and on sings as I wait for the Iceberg.....


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 5th Apr 2007, 08:03pm

Not as sleek as the Waverley ...HMS Mersey at Glasgow Tower


 

Posted by: aaron king 7th Apr 2007, 02:57pm

QUOTE (flam @ 31st Mar 2007, 03:13 PM) *
Hi All..It is actually a Corporation Type house which must have been part of Ruchill Hospital in Bilsland Drive..Cheers Flim


I Think that is a pic of my primary school SPRINGBANK PRI. POST 153

Posted by: championi26 9th Apr 2007, 12:53pm


I pass this most days..but we stopped and took a photo today..

 

Posted by: flam 10th Apr 2007, 10:36am

Hi Aaron King the photo posted in 153 is of Doncaster Street School , just before Queens Cross.. Here is another North of Glasgow photo..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: rossmckenzie 10th Apr 2007, 03:53pm

Don't know Championi so I will have to guess that its something to do with either Chatelherault Park...I know there is a big memorial there.Or maybe something to do with Bothwell Castle.....pretty wild guess!

Posted by: championi26 10th Apr 2007, 03:56pm

right direction Ross...but remember its a Glasgow site...lol....... rolleyes.gif ......a lot of dead people pass this too..... sad.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 10th Apr 2007, 04:41pm

Awritey!! I thought it might be the Necropolis but it does not look congested enough...is it something to do with the funeral place near London Rd at the old Zoo Park.....don't know its name......

Posted by: championi26 10th Apr 2007, 06:00pm

its a stone dookit that was built on Hamilton Rd..just before Daldowie Crem...next to The Dogs Trust

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/doocots/index.htm

Posted by: rossmckenzie 10th Apr 2007, 07:08pm

Wow thats a really good one...does not look anything like the odd ones you see in parts of Glasgow....and I never knew people kept them for food.

Posted by: championi26 11th Apr 2007, 07:45am

they juat built it a couple of years ago

Posted by: aaron king 11th Apr 2007, 02:29pm

QUOTE (flam @ 10th Apr 2007, 11:53 AM) *
Hi Aaron King the photo posted in 153 is of Doncaster Street School , just before Queens Cross.. Here is another North of Glasgow photo..Cheers Flim


AYE FLAM
that is Springbank pri. in doncaster st,if thats what you meant .then OOPS,sorry pal. unsure.gif

Posted by: Aman 11th Apr 2007, 02:51pm

Anybody recognise this, hint Big river connection


Posted by: rossmckenzie 11th Apr 2007, 06:05pm

That would be the Clyde Port Authority Building......

Posted by: Aman 11th Apr 2007, 07:44pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 11th Apr 2007, 07:22 PM) *
That would be the Clyde Port Authority Building......


Right on Ross, too smart for me, you need to get out more.....Oh you already do!! cool.gif

Posted by: rossmckenzie 11th Apr 2007, 08:03pm

Ok here is one for you that might confuse you a bit.Cos its not been built yet but they are laying the foundations right now......and it will be Glasgows tallest building.....can you guess where it is being built?


 

Posted by: championi26 11th Apr 2007, 09:20pm

Is that the one thats planned for Charing Cross????

Posted by: Tennscot 11th Apr 2007, 11:10pm

Ma Wife sez "the swing were in Weir St., She grew up in Caroustie st.

Posted by: flam 12th Apr 2007, 01:18pm

Hi All ..Photo in post 168 is of Gourlay St looking ar Carlyle St ?,here is another of the North of Glasgow.. Cheers Yes Aman you are correct that it is the Chrystal Bell [Gallowgate and Watson St] Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: championi26 12th Apr 2007, 03:23pm

Hi flam post 182....looks like Springburn just before the old fire station...where the old broo and Kinema was....bob

Posted by: championi26 12th Apr 2007, 03:37pm

Hi flam post 182....looks like Springburn just before the old fire station...where the old broo and Kinema was....bob

Posted by: rossmckenzie 12th Apr 2007, 08:41pm

Championi you are spot on Charing Cross and the New Elphinstone Tower ...I think its snazzy.
Try this one ..Southside this time.


 

Posted by: championi26 12th Apr 2007, 08:54pm

Charles Rennie MacKintosh house in Bellahouston Park.....I looks cold there..lol...wasnt yesterday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: flam 13th Apr 2007, 02:00pm

Hi Championi26..Yes it is High Springburn Road , note the Gravestones on the left hand side of photo , here is another North Glasgow one..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: aaron king 13th Apr 2007, 02:49pm

Hi Ross
could post 179 be the Port Dundas project that is under construction.

Posted by: Aman 13th Apr 2007, 06:43pm

Flam, Is that Keppochill road at Endrick street? The new building at the end looks familiar..

Posted by: flam 15th Apr 2007, 11:05am

Hi Aman..You are correct it is of Keppochill Road at Endrick St.You seem to have alot of knowledge concerning this area, here is another..Cheers Flim


 

Posted by: championi26 15th Apr 2007, 12:30pm

Looks like Atlas St ..Springburn ???

Posted by: Aman 16th Apr 2007, 06:49pm

Beat me to it Champion!! The housing association offices corner of Vulcan street Another new building to serve the old tenants under new management. So of course they have to have spankin' new buildings!!

Flam, Guess I was just lucky with previous pics, like to keep my eyes open though while running all over the city!! cool.gif

Posted by: championi26 17th Apr 2007, 08:16am

lucky....my mother still stays in Balornock!!

Posted by: Guest championi26 * 13th May 2007, 04:56pm

Quiet here!

Posted by: championi26 14th May 2007, 02:47pm

quiet here??

Posted by: Anne1 14th May 2007, 02:51pm

very very

Posted by: GG 18th May 2007, 08:41pm

Anyone know where this is?

Photo taken this week.

GG.


 

Posted by: Anne1 20th May 2007, 11:30am

aw come on somebudy tell me where it is a keep coming back for a look

Posted by: championi26 20th May 2007, 02:52pm

Is it at the back of The Western infirmary..

Posted by: witshisname 23rd May 2007, 07:00pm

Hello folks,I'm uploading this pic for Stuarty.So, Guess where she is????


 

Posted by: Java 23rd May 2007, 07:03pm

Next tae a bin somewhere...laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Melody 23rd May 2007, 07:10pm

She high up oan a bridge. biggrin.gif

Bob tell her tae get her hood up ther's a big cloud comin'.

Posted by: Anne1 24th May 2007, 09:47am

scotland

Posted by: jaybee 24th May 2007, 12:01pm

loast......help ma bob, that's an awful lookin sky. Okay, is that where she is? Sky??????

Posted by: Anne1 24th May 2007, 02:38pm

looking towards glasgow

Posted by: witshisname 24th May 2007, 07:49pm

sorry jaybee,she's nowhere near sky

Posted by: witshisname 24th May 2007, 07:50pm

She isnae oan a bridge either Melody.

Posted by: Java 24th May 2007, 07:58pm

Presackt co-ordinates NS 602 591.....laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: GG 24th May 2007, 08:02pm

witshisname, I'll take a guess: is that Cumbernauld in the background?

For anyone trying mine here:

http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index.php?s=&showtopic=7522&view=findpost&p=136481

Here's a clue: it's taken in the east side of the city centre (Merchant City almost).

GG.

Posted by: witshisname 24th May 2007, 10:19pm

Sorry GG it's not Cumbernauld

Posted by: witshisname 24th May 2007, 10:23pm

GG, would yours happen to be at the Buchanan Arcade,this is just a wild guess.At first i thought it was Glassford Street.

Posted by: Aman 25th May 2007, 08:29am

GG, Looks like your looking down to Ingram street to me. Tho old Fire station in the background. That would mean it was taken at the new builidngs in what used to be Shuttle street?

Posted by: Aman 25th May 2007, 08:42am

Watsisname, I'll take a stab at Glennifer braes in Paisley. Looking out towards Knightwood Multi storeys in the distance?

Posted by: witshisname 25th May 2007, 12:56pm

Sorry Aman that's the Incorrect answer smile.gif

Posted by: Anne1 25th May 2007, 01:05pm

bob where where where

Posted by: witshisname 25th May 2007, 01:12pm

Tee Hee ahm nooo tellin,ye'll have tae wait fer stuarty tae tell ye's....although if a bar of galaxy should make it's way into ma poast box,the Answer may come oot. wink.gif

Posted by: Java 25th May 2007, 02:10pm

Cathkin Braes lookin towards Castlemilk????

Posted by: witshisname 25th May 2007, 02:14pm

Well done oor Java,A BIG bar of Hershey's chocolate is oan it's wae tae ye.

Posted by: Java 25th May 2007, 02:41pm

YA DANCER!!!!!!!!!! laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Anne1 25th May 2007, 04:02pm

how did you google that java

Posted by: Aman 25th May 2007, 04:06pm

Well spotted Java, A jist got the braes mixed up, but if ye look right past Castlemilk ye might see Knightswood laugh.gif

Posted by: Java 25th May 2007, 05:10pm

QUOTE (Anne1 @ 25th May 2007, 05:19 PM) *
how did you google that java


Oh ye of little faith....ah happen tae know a man that knows a man that walks his dug...laugh.gif

Posted by: Lennox 25th May 2007, 06:12pm

QUOTE (Java @ 25th May 2007, 12:27 PM) *
Oh ye of little faith....ah happen tae know a man that knows a man that walks his dug...


Anne , don't believe her,she probally threatend to Clipe on some biddy laugh.gif
she'll dae anything tae get some Choccy sad.gif

Posted by: Java 25th May 2007, 06:53pm

Ah'm aw hurtit noo...ah wis dead proud o' masel for guessin that an yees've jist took the shine right oaf it.....









laugh.gif laugh.gif

Posted by: Riddrieperson 25th May 2007, 07:56pm

QUOTE (witshisname @ 23rd May 2007, 08:17 PM) *
Hello folks,I'm uploading this pic for Stuarty.So, Guess where she is????

`

Looks like Cathkin Braes to me,but I could be wrong. tongue.gif

PS,I posted this this before I saw Java`s post,honest I did.

Posted by: Anne1 25th May 2007, 08:30pm

laugh.gif laugh.gif oh yea kenny thats whit java says as well

Posted by: Anne1 25th May 2007, 08:32pm

laugh.gif laugh.gif lennox that java needs watching hen looks like kenny,s at it an aw

Posted by: Riddrieperson 25th May 2007, 11:54pm

QUOTE (Java @ 25th May 2007, 06:27 PM) *
Oh ye of little faith....ah happen tae know a man that knows a man that walks his dug...laugh.gif




That man and his dug must be the fittest in the land,walkies from Cumbria to Cathkin laugh.gif

Posted by: Anne1 26th May 2007, 04:10am

that mans called google

Posted by: championi26 27th May 2007, 03:19pm

where was GG's piccy taken??

Posted by: GG 27th May 2007, 03:27pm

QUOTE (GG @ 18th May 2007, 09:58 PM) *
Anyone know where this is?

Photo taken this week.

GG.

Hi All,

Well done, it was just off Ingram Street near Shuttle Street, looking south - it's a new pedestrian precinct across from the old Herald/Evening Times building and on the site of the proposed Glasgow Science Park.

GG.

Posted by: darian 17th Aug 2007, 08:38pm

QUOTE (jockstrap @ 9th Feb 2007, 10:22 AM) *
Another wee photae tae peek and pinch Ha'Ha'..Ya naughty wee gems... cool.gif ps Big kizz fur the winner/s...


Is it parkhead cross

Posted by: Anne1 17th Aug 2007, 09:19pm

laugh.gif still dont know where its but welcome to the boards Darian hope you will enjoy it here

Posted by: stevedr 7th Nov 2007, 09:31pm

QUOTE (GG @ 9th Feb 2007, 10:16 PM) *
Sad to say that my memory of 'old' Springburn has almost been as obliterated as the place itself and I can't get an exact fix on where this is. To help me, can you tell me this please - in the picture where would Woolworths have been? I'm assuming five minutes walk up Springburn Road veeering towards the right...

GG.



check out my Spingburn site

http://oldspringburn.wetpaint.com

for a list of shops and a pencil map of woolworths location

Posted by: Guest magsglas * 28th Dec 2007, 04:11pm

QUOTE (rossmckenzie @ 19th Mar 2007, 08:31 PM) *
Sorry Flam I don't recognise it...never seen a bridge like that at Anniesland.Would it be near Ruchill somewhere cos I know there are loads of new flats down there!

photo is in Maryhill

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 26th Mar 2009, 01:15pm

Re:- Flams post #53.

What happened to St George's sword ? ( always assuming it was St George)

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 26th Mar 2009, 01:36pm

Hi Ross, I was in Freiburg yesterday in an area known as Schwabentor and two weeks ago on the Kaiser-Joseph-Straße.
The reason I mention this here is that I've just seen your picture of the Toll Booth with the more modern buildings along side. I know cities can't stand still but in Freiburg, and many other of the towns and cities here, the knew stuff mustn't interfere with the old historic stuff. I'll nip back up and get some pictures (amateur of course) and post them for you to hopefully enjoy.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 26th Mar 2009, 09:11pm

Wow Tee Hee Hee I had forgotten about that thread, just spent some time looking through it again. Its almost exactly 2 yrs since I posted the Tolbooth picture....I like it when old and new do it sympathetically.
The Germans are masters at this and I have seen amazing examples in German cities and I also really like the way they have restored so many bomb damaged buildings....here in the UK they would simply re build rather than restore. In Berlin I really love the way they restored the bombed out Reichstag and then added Norman Foster’s amazing glass dome into the building...it stuns me every time I see it. I have also been following the German government’s plans to restore the Old Schloss on Unter Den Linden.That will be an amazing project,would never get off the ground here because price comes before style.
Never been to Freiburg but have read about it and it looks beautiful.

The old restored Reichstag in Berlin and the Fosters dome on the roof of the building.





 

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 26th Mar 2009, 10:06pm

You're dead right there Ross; if it blends well, then it becomes an architectural continuance from one time span in another. Rip it down and rebuild and you loose the culture that formed the city.
Like you say Berlin was a good example.
Drive out from the old heart of Freiburg for example to the outskirts or towards the autobahn and you experience a gradual change in architecture from old to sympathising new, then you get out into the country and it's through villages bemoaning, rightly, the heavy traffic coursing through their otherwise peaceful idylls.
We've been promised a change in weather and temperature for next week, I'll make a purpose of getting some pics for you by way of thanks for the many pleasures you've given me and countless other board members.
( Plus it'll give me another rare occasion, for me these days, to get to cruise at 180...winter tyres are still on !)
Cheers M8,
TeeHeeHee.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Mar 2009, 11:44am

Any pictures of Freiburg would be great THH..I hav been to quite a few places in Germany but never that part around the Schwarzwald....am pretty envious about driving on the autobahn at these speeds..had a shot of the car outside Hamburg but I was no match for the speedsters...fastest I have been in Germany is in this little baby and that was brilliant.
Do you have to use snow tyres by law in your part of Germany,I know they are required in some parts of Scandinavia but was'nt sure if it was law in Germany.
I love architecture and get a great buzz in German cities but while Glasgow is not in the same league it does have some beautiful architecture...in fact this picture cold be taken for the Reichstag at times....haha.

I have gone back to the Where Am I post and out on some good examples of old and new in Glasgow,see if you recognise any of them.




 

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 28th Mar 2009, 04:54pm

Ross, I've no idea what this edifice could be but it would give me a secure feeling if my money was in an account there, or if the the earth quaked while I was agreeing to the terms of an insurance policy. I blow all your pictures to full size the get the real feel of them.

Winter tyres, as opposed to snow tyres with spikes which I had on in Sweden, are compulsory here and must conform to type and size permitted for the vehicle to which they are fitted.
The ones which I have allow me to drive no faster than 190kph...I can't afford the better ones which I'm allowed. But the winter tyres are for low temperatures and slush.
Now, with my low profile summer tyres I have a limit of 240kmh; the better range would be wasted on my car because 240 is only attainable on downhill autobahn stretches with a really good tail wind and that's me pushing the needle into the red...it's a '91 model.

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Mar 2009, 05:22pm

lol THH you would not want to put your spare cash into that building...its the side of the City Chambers..the council would have spent it before you left the building.
I did not know the difference between winter and snow tyres...never thought about it I guess...not something we need here much....was up north bout this time last year and the weather was dire...first time I really had to drive in snow...man it was scary,nearly wrote my old mans car off on the Rest and Be Thankful....hit the first bend too fast...my life passed in front of me...wow a was shaking when I pulled over.

Posted by: Heather 28th Mar 2009, 05:36pm

Ross, is the picture in Post 240 the Central Station???

Posted by: rossmckenzie 28th Mar 2009, 05:47pm

No Heather its Cochrane Street and the side of the City Chambers...right next to this Arch..Glasgow has amazing Victorian Architecture.



 

Posted by: TeeHeeHee 28th Mar 2009, 08:36pm

I was a school kid in the 50s last time I visited the City Chambers. I know it impressed me then. I thought the City Fathers were there. Beautiful Building.

Snow Tyres have studs, Ross, No use on motorways or town use. Winter tyres are for low temperature/wet road conditions, What I hate about driving in the snow is when it's falling and your focus keeps changing...like you're looking no further than the wind shield from one second to the next.
With winter Tyres you've got better grip.

Posted by: 27stowst 28th Mar 2009, 08:54pm

[font="Georgia"][/font][size="2"][/size][color="#0000FF"][/color]It is certainly an incredible building. When my sister left school in 1958 her first job was in the City Chambers. My Mammy was soooooo proud! I couldn't tell you what her job was cos a wiz jist a wean ah jist remember my Mammy's pride.

Posted by: 27stowst 28th Mar 2009, 08:55pm

It is certainly an incredible building. When my sister left school in 1958 her first job was in the City Chambers. My Mammy was soooooo proud! I couldn't tell you what her job was cos a wiz jist a wean ah jist remember my Mammy's pride.

 

Posted by: 27stowst 28th Mar 2009, 09:34pm

QUOTE (27stowst @ 28th Mar 2009, 08:42pm) *
It is certainly an incredible building. When my sister left school in 1958 her first job was in the City Chambers. My Mammy was soooooo proud! I couldn't tell you what her job was cos a wiz jist a wean ah jist remember my Mammy's pride.

Jist realised my Mammy's pride sounds like a glesca loaf!!

Posted by: Heather 29th Mar 2009, 08:46am

Ross, I didn't know trains ran down the middle of Cochrane Street. laugh.gif

You see, I thought that train was heading into the Central Station.

Posted by: joycewilson 10th Jul 2009, 07:08am





 

Posted by: joycewilson 10th Jul 2009, 07:10am

sorry added it twice oops

Posted by: Rab 11th Jul 2009, 06:02pm

I know, I know! Its a new Orange Hall, somewhere in the city. Yes? tongue.gif

Posted by: 27stowst 12th Jul 2009, 02:01am

Rab, you're a scream!

Posted by: possilgirl 12th Jul 2009, 03:41pm

yes it is the askit place I mind me and my friend went in there for jobs and she didnt get hired because she was a cahtolic, so we went next door to the Alliance box and they hired the both of us .

yes it is the askit place I mind me and my friend went in there for jobs and she didnt get hired because she was a cahtolic, so we went next door to the Alliance box and they hired the both of us .

Posted by: joycewilson 12th Jul 2009, 10:04pm

nope lol

Posted by: murn 13th Jul 2009, 12:25am

a think we need a wee hint

bit jist a guess is it somewhere on Springburn Road huh.gif


Posted by: joycewilson 13th Jul 2009, 02:47am

its taken from rutherglen over celtic park

Posted by: TX4 28th Aug 2009, 01:34pm

In the photo taken in 1981, can anyone tell me if the partly demolished buildings were used in Bill Forsyth.s film That Sinking Feeling?

Posted by: Rab 16th Sep 2009, 08:41pm

Where?


Posted by: 27stowst 16th Sep 2009, 09:01pm

Kings Theatre??

Pavilion??

Posted by: Rab 17th Sep 2009, 12:21pm

Try one of the other two! This was my favourite. Look what they did to it!! mad.gif


Posted by: TeeHeeHee 17th Sep 2009, 12:25pm

Were "Who" playing that night? tongue.gif

Posted by: 27stowst 17th Sep 2009, 05:13pm

Green's Playhouse tongue.gif (as you can probably guess......ah'm no' much o' a theatre goer!!) biggrin.gif

Posted by: Elma 17th Sep 2009, 06:38pm

The Alhambra.

Used to go there all the time, loved the Half/Five Past Eight Shows, they also put on wonderful musicals.

Posted by: dede28571 17th Sep 2009, 10:06pm

The Citizen theatre????? unsure.gif

Posted by: Rab 19th Sep 2009, 08:16pm

No to all. You forgot this one - THE BEST!


'The Gods' 2/6d Saturday night to see the best.

Posted by: Heather 19th Sep 2009, 08:44pm

Rab I'm not kidding, but my first thought was the Empire.

I used to go there every week when I was a wee lassie and see Lex McLean.
It was cheap during the week for children, and we sat up in the Gods where the seating was like long benches and had no backs. We had to sit up straight or we fell back on to the legs of the person sitting behind, one step up. laugh.gif

Posted by: Rab 19th Sep 2009, 08:50pm

Thats what I remember Heather, the vertigo! laugh.gif

Posted by: Isobel 19th Sep 2009, 09:14pm

Only there a few times but always remember the box usually had a newly married couple in it. My parents used to go quite a lot with my aunt and uncle. There used to be a wee man that they bought ticket from . never bought the tickets at the door.

Posted by: Tam blair 19th Sep 2009, 09:23pm

Aye, whit memories. A great saturday night oot. laugh.gif

Posted by: Heather 19th Sep 2009, 09:39pm

My parents used to go as well because our mum loved Lex Mclean.

But the parents always sat in the good seats, only us children had to sit up in the Gods. sad.gif

It reminds me of St. Andrews Hall where our school took us for music appreciation.
We sat in the Gods and always seemed to have boys sitting further up behind us and they would use catapults to throw pellets at the girls.
We woud be sitting there like little ladies listening to the music, then smack, a pellet would hit us on the back of the neck. Nasty boys. mad.gif

Posted by: Cash-Ma-Giro 20th Sep 2009, 06:44pm

QUOTE (Heather @ 19th Sep 2009, 11:44pm) *
My parents used to go as well because our mum loved Lex Mclean.


Aaaah Lex McLean, a very funny man.

Mary Lee, wife of the late lovable, and
another very funny man, Jack Milroy
(sure Josie, sure Josie, sure,sure,sure)
mentions in her autobioraphy that she
found Lex to be an "odd man".
I'm not sure what Mary really meant by
that, but I'd love to know.
Anyway, he appealed to mine, and hundreds
of others, including your late mum's sense
of humour I note, Heather.

Thanks for reminding me of him.

btw, all these images are great, I love them.
Good on you all, an excellent thread. smile.gif

Cash.

Posted by: Rab 20th Sep 2009, 09:41pm

QUOTE (Heather @ 19th Sep 2009, 11:44pm) *
Nasty boys. mad.gif


Aye, right. At school one day, a girl sitting behind me burned me on the back of my neck using a magnifying glass and the sun! Now THAT'S nasty! And did I greet!!

Posted by: 27stowst 20th Sep 2009, 09:56pm

She didnae mean any herm Rab, it wiz a scientific experiment!! tongue.gif

Posted by: ExPOW 25th Feb 2016, 12:21am

Maybe I missed any or all of the replies to Post #34.

These are the shops on the north side of Hawthorn Street a bit across and up the road from the Ashfield Club and towards the railway bridge below "The Flats" in Carbisdale and Carron Street. Passed them thousands of times on the #18 or #52 Bus.

(well late coming to this topic)

I also remember the firestation windows that could also have been taken at the Ingram Street location.