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Re: Glasgow's Police Museum - Re Opened

Hi Folks, Just to let you all know, after 5 months rebuilding the displays, The Glasgow Police Museum re-opened on the First Floor, 30 Bell Street, Merchant City, Glasgow G1 1LG (0141 552 1818). The opening hours are as before: (Summer Hours ; April -October) 10am - 4.30pm Mon - Sat ; 12noon - 4.30p...
by Alastair
Sun Jul 19, 2009 11:19 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow's Police Museum
Replies: 71
Views: 15832

Re: Police Museum to close

Hi Folks, At long last I have had an opportunity to read your kind words about the closure of the Glasgow Police Museum on 11 November 2008 and our departure from our 'spiritual home' (the Old Central Police Office building) on 8 December 2008. When the Scottish Courts Service realised the cost of u...
by Alastair
Wed Apr 29, 2009 11:38 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow's Police Museum
Replies: 71
Views: 15832

Re: March Street Polis Station.

Hello Catriona, The March Street Police Office was used until 1893 when the Craigie Street Police Office was opened. The monogram 'R.C.P' means 'Renfrew County Police' who policed the area until 1891. There is another old police station in Govanhill. It is the former Belleisle Street Police Office w...
by Alastair
Mon Nov 19, 2007 1:41 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: March Street Polis Station.
Replies: 33
Views: 5502

Old Partick Police Station

The Partick Police Office in Anderston Street was built around 1858, the year that the Partick Burgh Police was established. It was the Hq of the force until Partick was swallowed up by Glasgow in November 1912. The force then became a 'L' (Partick) Division of the City of Glasgow Police. This conti...
by Alastair
Tue Aug 24, 2004 9:49 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Old Partick Police Station
Replies: 40
Views: 16583

Police Boxes

Hi David,
As far as I know, the cast iron hexagonal boxes, used as Police Signal Boxes in 1891, were made at McFarlane's Iron Works in Glasgow. They were the boxes that were actually exported to Paris as toilets.
Hope this helps.
by Alastair
Mon Jun 07, 2004 11:27 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Police Boxes
Replies: 54
Views: 25143

Police Boxes

Hi Folks, The planning application to site a police box at 163 Argyle Street, Glasgow, is in fact by Strathclyde Police for a new style police box filled with hi-tech equipment to communicate with their Pitt St. HQ. :idea: I understand it will be in a stainless steel finish with a touch-screen syste...
by Alastair
Sun May 23, 2004 12:00 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Police Boxes
Replies: 54
Views: 25143

POLICE BOXES

The coffee they would serve would only be Black (Maria).........take away........of course !!! ::): ::):
by Alastair
Mon May 03, 2004 12:05 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Police Boxes
Replies: 54
Views: 25143

Police Boxes

Hi Folks, The concrete and wood Police boxes that have been preserved at various locations throughout the City were installed between 1932 and 1938, to extend the old system. Previously, the first Police boxes in Glasgow (and reputedly in the UK) were designed in 1891 by Fire Engineer Eggar of Glasg...
by Alastair
Sat May 01, 2004 12:31 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Police Boxes
Replies: 54
Views: 25143

Infamous People

Hi James, The Maryhill Barracks guardhouse is the building in grey/black sandstone just inside the barracks wall. There's a pedestrian entrance to the housing estate known as (funnily enough) 'The Barracks', immediately opposite the police office. Go in the entrance and the building on your left is ...
by Alastair
Wed Mar 24, 2004 1:16 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Famous/Infamous people in Glasgow
Replies: 37
Views: 13343

Infamous People

Hello Folks, The Hess incident has been the target of a lot of conspiracy theorists, particularly when they say that the guy who landed was an imposter :? There are also people who worked on the Duke of Hamilton's estate swear that the Dukes airstrip landing lights were switched on then switched off...
by Alastair
Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:40 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Famous/Infamous people in Glasgow
Replies: 37
Views: 13343

Infamous People

Hello Folks, Just a few points on the latest posts on this subject. Glenn Michael, as a young actor(?), was in the famous London cop movie 'The Blue Lamp'. At the end of the film, Dick Bogart (the villain) is robbing the cinema paydesk at gunpoint and good ol' Glenn and makebelieve girlfriend are sc...
by Alastair
Mon Mar 22, 2004 1:11 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Famous/Infamous people in Glasgow
Replies: 37
Views: 13343

Glasgow Graveyards

For those interested there is a website for the Southern Necropolis in the Gorbals: http://www.SOUTHERNNECROPOLIS.COM It shows a map and mentions interesting characters buried there. The graveyard in Abercromby St. was the scene of grave robbing in the early 19th. century. In 1822, members of the Ca...
by Alastair
Sun Mar 07, 2004 1:09 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Graveyards
Replies: 313
Views: 101719

War Trenches

Hi Folks,
The brick and concrete huts on the Stewarton Road oppostie the golf course were a POW Camp for German prisoners during WW2.
Hope this helps.
by Alastair
Tue Feb 24, 2004 1:02 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: War Trenches
Replies: 30
Views: 17889

Cells Under Fruit Market

I found the previous message regarding this subject. :)
It is in "Ideas for New Projects" and was a question/suggestion from Anne.
Regards
Alastair
by Alastair
Mon Feb 09, 2004 7:35 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: prison cells under fruit market
Replies: 9
Views: 4120

Hello Tim, We spoke today at the Glasgow Police Museum. It would be good if we knew someone who has seen the cells under the fruit market..........certainly the old Central Police Office (1825-1906) would be an explanation. Police Lane was the lane separating the police station from the City Halls o...
by Alastair
Mon Feb 09, 2004 1:02 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: prison cells under fruit market
Replies: 9
Views: 4120

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