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Melody
post 6th Dec 2003, 06:02pm
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Me too smile.gif
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Fearn
post 6th Dec 2003, 06:53pm
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QUOTE (Rab @ 6th Dec 2003, 01:13 PM)
Great pic of St Enochs 'then' George....... Nice also to see the BEA airport bus.......

Rab - tks. you jogged my memory - the BEA bus - we were on our way to Prestwick Airport. Couldn't for the life of me remember why we stayed there.

Remember too that my poor Mum had shingles and couldn't bear any tight clothing. She was wrapped from her neck to her knees in cotton batten liberally dusted with baby powder (as suggested by Boots' chemist) topped off with a sacklike housedress and a fur coat. Every time she moved there was a puff of powder! Thankfully the seats were all window and aisle and leg room was adequate. We laughed about it months later but it wis no funny at the time!
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Scotty
post 6th Dec 2003, 07:31pm
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Hi Guys great Pictures and Memories
Let me share one of mine
I was 3 when my Wee Sister was Born
Hated her Crying so one Day I pushed her Pram up to the Tram line in Thornliebank
was just aboit to dump her on the Line when the downstair Neighbour caught me
Needless to say I still remember the Smack I got
By the way I love my Sister Dearly I was only a Wee Lassie then
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George Muir
post 6th Dec 2003, 07:47pm
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ohmy.gif Fearn and Rab,
I well remember boarding the bus at St. Enoch's Square to take me to the Prestwick Airport, leaving the family behind and venturing into the "unknown" via Air Canada. The date was July 12, 1968.
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scotslad90
post 6th Dec 2003, 08:21pm
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Another pic of Glasgow which has gone through an amazing transformation.

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scotslad90
post 6th Dec 2003, 09:07pm
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George Sq was resurfaced a couple of years ago.Nicknamed Red Square after that.They cleared out loads of old statues and generally opened up the Square.Did not like it much when it was done but have come to love the wide open space and the red tarmac.They now want to re do it with grass and stuff again.Should they change it?

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Melody
post 6th Dec 2003, 09:11pm
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I must admit Red Square did have a certain appeal for me laugh.gif
I think I liked it better the old way, not sure really!
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scotslad90
post 6th Dec 2003, 09:26pm
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Melody I know we are best pals just now.....grit my teeth here,How could you like it before with that patchy grass and all those daft statues.I am gonna suggest they paint it blue and put up a Maggie statue..would that make your day? You are kiddin me about it being better before...........yes?
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Fearn
post 6th Dec 2003, 11:11pm
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George - wonder if you had a 'send off' from Prestwick on July 12 like I did from Southampton on the same date in '51?

Parades and Bands galore on hand that day, streamers and balloons flying.
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Fearn
post 6th Dec 2003, 11:15pm
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Scotslad, guess my vote for keeping the red won't count but please, no offence to Maggie, don't make it blue!
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Mary48
post 7th Dec 2003, 01:21am
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It does seem to be getting used nowadays whereas in the past it was like a park...dont walk here!!

I'm loving all these pics:)


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Catherine
post 7th Dec 2003, 01:44am
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Hi Scotty an welcome to the boards...ah'll pass oan askin ye tae babysit fur me if ye don't mind pal bigsmile an winkywink!

Great pictures Scotslad, ma sister got married in the cathedral...Ah still laugh at the look of horror oan the ministers face when ma wee cousin who wis eight at the time an werrin the kilt, couldnae haud it in any longer an aw ye heard wis the splish splash oan the red carpet .
Always mind it wis seventy pounds extra if ye waanted the red carpet laid, goat wur moneys worth laugh.gif


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annie laurie
post 7th Dec 2003, 06:42am
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Hi George,
Throughly enjoyed your pictures of St. Enochs , that is where I left for Preswick Airport also, 37 years ago,
Was back in Glasgow last year, I get lost now in the town centre, everything is changed so much, but I still love to visit,good to see you posting again George,
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ewanmac
post 7th Dec 2003, 07:28am
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If you pay a visit to my site, some great old photos of Glasgow. I mean old.

http://community.webshots.com/user/ewandot
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scotslad90
post 7th Dec 2003, 08:28am
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I was just joking about it being Blue Fearn I really like it the way is today -even now with the ice rink in place for Xmas it still looks good.
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