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Re: The Peter Manuel case.

Just about the Mount Vernon area around Mount Vernon Avenue in the 1950's..... Coming from the Hamilton Road end of the avenue, the houses stopped at Woodend Road. From that point, if you looked to your left, you could see Wester Road on the other side of Mount Vernon Park. There was, and still is a...
by War Baby
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:46 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The Peter Manuel case.
Replies: 74
Views: 39417

Re: The Peter Manuel case.

It was the Woodend Inn he was going into. I have read that he was attracted to the Mount Vernon area because of the big mansion houses. He thought he might try a few break-ins.
by War Baby
Tue Feb 21, 2017 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The Peter Manuel case.
Replies: 74
Views: 39417

Re: The Peter Manuel case.

If you look for Sherburn Gardens on the map, she was buried at the foot of that field. Sherburn gardens is where a dirt track ran off Mount Vernon Avenue at its highest point towards the Brickworks. (There were no houses in this area in the 1950's) The field stretches southwards and downhill from th...
by War Baby
Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:08 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The Peter Manuel case.
Replies: 74
Views: 39417

Re: Renfrew Airport

My father was still a schoolboy when he took a trip in a tram from Glasgow to Renfrew to see the aerdrome. He had become fascinated by the exploits of Jim Mollison and Amy Johnstone, who were breaking records for solo flights to & from Australia at the time. He went straight into the flight offi...
by War Baby
Sun Feb 19, 2017 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Renfrew Airport
Replies: 84
Views: 39941

Re: The Peter Manuel case.

Dot, I am not surprised that some of the relatives are not happy. I don't think they should have made this into a drama. I have been watching the program, and it is chilling. I live in Mount Vernon myself, and everyone was affected by it at the time. The relatives should have been spared this.
by War Baby
Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The Peter Manuel case.
Replies: 74
Views: 39417

Re: Trying to pinpoint my father's birthplace in Bishopbrigg

k2, It is very interesting that your great Grandfather was at Benallan in 1914, because I think my ancestors were there at that time too. Two of my ancestors were living at that house when they were married, one in 1915, the other in 1922. The following info may or may not bring up a surname that co...
by War Baby
Fri Nov 25, 2016 9:57 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Trying to pinpoint my father's birthplace in Bishopbriggs.
Replies: 25
Views: 5979

Re: Anyone remember this?

The choir I heard singing it was terrific. One half of the choir was singing counterpoint to the other half, with the two harmonizing with each other, going up and down the scales like a "fiddlers elbow". It is a "fun song" but if the song is done properly by a choir, it sure is ...
by War Baby
Fri Nov 25, 2016 8:54 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Anyone remember this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: Necropolis Burials Map

There was another map, which I used to have about 8 years ago. Each of the different sections of the Necropolis go under a Greek-sounding name. I was looking for my ancestor's family grave. I knew that the section I was looking for was Epsilon, and it was this map - which I got off the computer - th...
by War Baby
Mon Nov 14, 2016 11:48 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Necropolis Burials Map
Replies: 2
Views: 1937

Anyone remember this?

About ten years ago at least, I watched a TV program that had a choir of children singing How Much Is That Doggie In The Window -- which is far, far from the kind of music that usually inspires me -- but this was really fantastic and I was knocked out by it. They turned the tune inside out, and I ne...
by War Baby
Mon Nov 14, 2016 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Anyone remember this?
Replies: 3
Views: 1582

Re: Abbotsford School, Gorbals.

I passed by this school a couple of days ago, and it interests me because my grandmother lived at 63 Abbotsford Place in 1911. She was aged 17 at that time, and had a job but I think she may well have been a pupil at this school a couple of years earlier. I am guessing that if she lived in Abbotsfor...
by War Baby
Thu May 26, 2016 7:23 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Abbotsford School, Gorbals.
Replies: 16
Views: 15245

Strange thing to find

I took this photo a few months ago, showing the old Baillieston police station, now all boarded up. When I was a boy in the 1950's, I went to school in Baillieston and I went into the police station several times with various things I had found. The strangest thing I ever took in was a brand new box...
by War Baby
Tue Apr 19, 2016 2:05 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Strange thing to find
Replies: 1
Views: 780

Re: Demolished Glasgow Cinemas

Thanks a lot! So it was the PAVILION Picture House, and it opened 1913. ..... My mother and her three sisters would have been going there in the 1930's. I began school aged 3 or 4 in 1947/8 in Buchanan St in Baillieston, and I can remember seeing this picture house as a derelict place. I am glad to ...
by War Baby
Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:53 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Demolished Glasgow Cinemas
Replies: 130
Views: 71271

Re: Computer Problems.

I use Trusteer and I think it is good, but I still worry about security. My browser used to be Tesco but they were trying to switch their customers to Talk Talk and I decided to go elsewhere because of the Talk Talk security scare a while ago. While I was with Tesco, they supplied F-Secure free. I l...
by War Baby
Mon Feb 08, 2016 10:49 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Computer Problems.
Replies: 1451
Views: 178455

Re: Demolished Glasgow Cinemas

Can anyone tell me the name of the cinema that used to be situated at Main Street, Baillieston? My sister, my cousin and I would like to know. I was born in 1943, and I can remember seeing it when I was a very young boy - but I never saw it open. You could peer through the rusty iron shutters at the...
by War Baby
Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:49 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Demolished Glasgow Cinemas
Replies: 130
Views: 71271

Re: What are you watching?

Ah yes - but wait. Plenty of times,in other episodes, I've heard him say: "I am Vulcan I cannot lie." .... But I take your point. I can imagine Kirk saying to him, "Spock, I thought you didn't lie?" And Spock would simply reply: "That would be my human half!" and then h...
by War Baby
Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: What are you watching?
Replies: 1425
Views: 182737
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