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JAGZ1876 Posted 24th Nov 2020, 09:42pm
 
QUOTE (ashfield @ 24th Nov 2020, 03:29pm) *
I know, that's hard lines rolleyes.gif


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Dykejumper Posted 24th Nov 2020, 05:57pm
  This isa good thread and I apologise to the regulars for inadvertedly bringing politics into it.
ashfield Posted 24th Nov 2020, 03:29pm
 
QUOTE (Dykejumper @ 24th Nov 2020, 02:18pm) *
I dont live in England.


I know, that's hard lines rolleyes.gif
Dykejumper Posted 24th Nov 2020, 02:18pm
  I dont live in England so there is no lockdown.
norrie123 Posted 24th Nov 2020, 11:22am
  Hi Danny, not much chance of me doing a book, I am too busy biggrin.gif but I have a friend who is right into Glasgow and done some books using Duncan McAlums excellent Glasgow photos , he has copies of all my Glasgow stuff, some day he might do it but I doubt I will be around to see it, I keep saying, some day I wil be famous but I will be dead, until then I will keep hill walking and taking photos of whats coming down and what going up in Glasgow
Not heard of U3a

Bye for now norrie
ashfield Posted 24th Nov 2020, 10:59am
 
QUOTE (Dykejumper @ 23rd Nov 2020, 11:13pm) *
I was on garscube road today, our cash strapped council have found thousands to create a cycle
lane down it.Bilsland drive has had the same treatment, i have never seen a cyclist on that road.
There was a traffic jam last weekend on the Broomielaw ! cycle lane to blame?


Guess the lockdown doesn't apply to you then wink.gif

Yes, get rid of all these opportunities for people to get out and exercise and bring the gas guzzlers back wacko.gif
Dykejumper Posted 23rd Nov 2020, 11:13pm
  I was on garscube road today, our cash strapped council have found thousands to create a cycle
lane down it.Bilsland drive has had the same treatment, i have never seen a cyclist on that road.
There was a traffic jam last weekend on the Broomielaw ! cycle lane to blame?
DannyH Posted 22nd Nov 2020, 12:45pm
 
QUOTE (norrie123 @ 22nd Nov 2020, 12:06pm) *
Hi Danny, woops I sure have got Maryhill wrong, looking at a map Maryhill starts from Lochburn rd to
Caldercuilt st From St Georges Cross you have Woodside, Nth, Kelvinside, Wyndford and Firhill
Ah well future generations can call me a numpty
What walking group are you with? Hope you can pick it up when all is well

Bye for now, Norrie

Hi Norrie

Thank you getting back to me. I think future generations probably will not be interested in old city boundaries.

I am/was in a U3A walking group. Just in case some readers are wondering what the U3A is, it is a worldwide organisation named University of the Third Age. It is for anyone over the age of 55 who have retired. It has a high falooting sounding name, which is offputting for some people. It has Groups for many hobbies, activities and educational interests.

Our branch started off with nine people nine years ago. There are now about 320 members. There may be a U3A somewhere near you ( anyone that is reading this). We have a wide range of outdoor and indoor activiities. We also have a monthly meeting with a guest speaker at our local Council public hall.

Unfortunately, Coronavirus has meant that most Groups can’t function. Some are surviving using Zoom or FaceTime. Not much use for Walking Groups, unless we all Zoom and walk in circles around the garden for a couple of hundred times.

It was nice to have this wee chat with you. I hope I am still around when you get your book published!
Listen. I have just had an idea. You could put in an addendum listing wee changes and credit me for my assistance.

Regards

Danny
norrie123 Posted 22nd Nov 2020, 12:06pm
  Hi Danny, woops I sure have got Maryhill wrong, looking at a map Maryhill starts from Lochburn rd to
Caldercuilt st From St Georges Cross you have Woodside, Nth, Kelvinside, Wyndford and Firhill
Ah well future generations can call me a numpty
What walking group are you with? Hope you can pick it up when all is well

Bye for now, Norrie
DannyH Posted 21st Nov 2020, 06:31pm
 
QUOTE (norrie123 @ 21st Nov 2020, 04:20pm) *
Hi Danny, I may well have called it Maryhill, I was thinking when I started that Maryhill started from St Georges Cross, so Woodside and Woodlands may be mixed up, I am too far down the line to sort it out but the street names will let you know where i have been. I have already mixed Anderston and Finnieston ,up , remember while locals know where the imaginary borders are, I dont, I know where Springburn and Possil starts and stops , reckon I have Whiteinch, Scotstoun and Yoker ok, I was fly with that I lumped them into one folder using the three names
When I started all this I apologised if I had strayed out of an area into another
Glescapals has a FB page , there is a lost Glasgow FB page, google and see what turns up
I am posting in alpha , I am nearly finished wth Finnieston, next is G , will do the likes of Govan and Govanhill first as my Glasgow city centre file is massive, I started from Glasgow Cross to just short of Kintston Bridge and from Clyde to cathedral st, alas I know realise that Anderston starts from about Hope st
No matter, I still have shots of all the areas that have old tenements

Bye for now, Norrie


Thank you your reply Norrie; much appreciated. Getting back to Maryhill, what made me first doubt that we didn’t live there or Cowcaddens was my memories of the General Elections in the 1930’s. No you are reading correctly! I remember the MP for that working class area was a Conservative and Unionist MP. He was the MP for Woodside. I have also seen old maps of Glasgow, and Maryhill started at the junction of Kelvinside Ave. and Maryhill Rd. well past St. George’s Cross, and incidentally Firhill. The home of the Maryhill Magyars, Partick Thistle.

However that is irrelevant to the amount of work you have and are putting in. You are some man. What with your hill walking and other activities, I want to know what pills you are taking!

All the best. I will get an autographed copy of your photography book when it gets published, at a discount of course.

The Walking Group I was in, has been put on hold due to the Coronavirus. I don’t know if I will be up for it, once it resumes.

Regards

Danny
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