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Re: Queens Park

According to the OS maps from between the wars (OS 25" map 3rd ed.) there was an icehouse depicted and named at the very spot where the brickwork was found.
by crannog
Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Queens Park
Replies: 76
Views: 22396

The large site in the photo is not a heavy aa battery, although CANMORE does confirm that one was there, but it was replaced by a Z-battery which is what you can see on the photograph. A Z-battery lauched rockets against the planes. Below is the CANMORE entry NS56SE 1534 centred 5995 6195 A 'Z' batt...
by crannog
Fri Jan 12, 2007 9:41 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 669
Views: 275603

The roads were not altered when the battery was established. OS 1st ed 6-inch map shows the roads exactly like the layout today. The site is a pretty standard layout. Accomdation camp by the road, the offices, mess complex account for some of the rest of the buildings. The guns themselves are the fo...
by crannog
Fri Jan 05, 2007 11:30 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 669
Views: 275603

There are a number of vertical air photographs of the site taken immediately post war all held at the RCAHMS. These photos which cover all of Scotland are a great resource approx 1.5 million photographs taken from the war right through until 1989 (and a few more recent OS stuff, i think). I believe ...
by crannog
Tue Sep 19, 2006 8:29 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 669
Views: 275603

The camp site was a large site which extends south from the Y-shaped junction, a sharp right angle bend, alongside the road as far south (c. 250m) to the next bend. The approx width of the camp site is about 80m. The camp site in 1945 contained about 18 buildings and 13 nissan huts. The site is unus...
by crannog
Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:40 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 669
Views: 275603

Seen the site before. The POW plan is completely wrong. The plan is that of a WW2 anti aircraft battery. The POW camp, which Cultibraggan by Comrie is the best surviving example (although that is or at least was, its up for sale!) comprised two compounds, one or the guards with access to the POW com...
by crannog
Thu Sep 07, 2006 1:19 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 669
Views: 275603

Plenty of bomb craters in the Kilpatrick hills. The RCAHMS has some great pictures of the area just after the war, with many craters still visible. The Control Bunker (NS 4204 7753) is actually down the hill a bit between two areas of woodland (west side of the stream). The starfish site (NS 421 781...
by crannog
Wed Jun 07, 2006 8:45 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 669
Views: 275603

Hi all Liked the Black and White photo as it clearly shows the remains of the miltary camp to the east of the firing ranges, on the west side of thornlie bank road. Google maps show the building foundations showing as earthworks! According to the National Monuments Record of Scotland the buildings c...
by crannog
Thu Feb 23, 2006 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: War Trenches
Replies: 30
Views: 17881

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