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Re: Glasgow Civilian War Graves Riddrie Park Cemetery.

Thanks for your contribution John. Unfortunately, your comments are not connected to the civilian war graves at Riddrie Park Cemetery. The aircraft crash you witnessed (probably) in May 1941 was a German JU88 bomber that crashed on Blairskaith Muir south of Lennoxtown. Of it's crew of 4, 2 bailed ou...
by browning
Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Civilian War Graves Riddrie Park Cemetery.
Replies: 9
Views: 3914

Re: Glasgow Civilian War Graves Riddrie Park Cemetery.

Thanks for your response. However,the links you kindly provided, don't link-up with this east end burial...which is the original mystery. With apparently no east end casualties (ref: Mitchell Library) the reasoning as to their interment in Riddrie Park Cemetery remains unexplained. Please do keep al...
by browning
Sat Jun 13, 2015 5:45 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Civilian War Graves Riddrie Park Cemetery.
Replies: 9
Views: 3914

Re: Glasgow Civilian War Graves Riddrie Park Cemetery.

Thanks for the replies. RAF Bishopbriggs wasn't ever bombed and wasn't in fact any kind of aerodrome. It was purely a barrage balloon maintainance unit. Also, the servicemen there (including the CO) did occasionally die from natural causes. They are buried in nearby Cadder Cemetery along with the cr...
by browning
Wed Jun 10, 2015 10:41 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Civilian War Graves Riddrie Park Cemetery.
Replies: 9
Views: 3914

Glasgow Civilian War Graves Riddrie Park Cemetery.

I have long tried to reason why 10 "unidentified persons" from the March 1941 Glasgow bombings are buried in Riddrie Park Cemetery. I noticed this single grave holding 10 civilians back in 1966. No internet back then...no means of easily researching. My quandary is: why were these unfortun...
by browning
Mon Jun 08, 2015 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Civilian War Graves Riddrie Park Cemetery.
Replies: 9
Views: 3914

Re: Danger from old mines and mineshafts

I was once advised by a relative who worked with the Gas Board that old mine shafts were rountinely "sealed" by depositing loads of old railway sleepers down the shaft until a logjam occured. Thereafter huge amounts of concrete were poured into the top of the shaft until "sealed"...
by browning
Sun Nov 09, 2014 8:31 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Danger from old mines and mineshafts
Replies: 30
Views: 22462

Re: Monkland Canal prior to motorway

The 1945 black and white photo somewhat confusingly shows "high" Ruchazie as Garthamlock. Clearly wrong...but of course not your fault !
Regards,
Browning.
by browning
Mon Sep 02, 2013 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Monkland Canal prior to motorway
Replies: 71
Views: 34260

Re: Monkland Canal prior to motorway

Hi, As a resident of Ruchazie from 1963 to 1973 I think I can shed some light on your queeries. The remains you found were of Craigend House: according to old maps. It wasn't a farm, it was a private "house" of some kind or a "club" venue and quite sizeable:perhaps 10 or 12 rooms...
by browning
Sat Aug 31, 2013 7:32 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Monkland Canal prior to motorway
Replies: 71
Views: 34260

Re: Hidden Platforms

I'm fascinated by this. Are these platforms parallel to and underneath the upper platforms? How were they accessed by trains? This would of course surely have involved a lower level accessed by a tunnel at some point just after the river bridge? I'm no expert on Central Station but I've never seen a...
by browning
Mon Aug 05, 2013 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Hidden Platforms
Replies: 18
Views: 12604

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

So sorry once again, but there were absolutely no Luftwaffe aircraft lost (for any reason) on either of the raids on Clydebank. None.
All the reference works on the subject confirm this.
Sorry.
by browning
Mon Feb 04, 2013 9:42 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 674
Views: 322582

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

I'm so sincerely sorry to "dampen" commendable interest in the history of the tragic bombing of Clydebank in March 1941 and the previous anecdotal comments. Records do however show that none of the bombers on the Clydebank raids were shot down. The only aircraft "down" (through d...
by browning
Mon Jan 28, 2013 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 674
Views: 322582

Re: tunnels

The chequered tiles you found are in fact part of the floor of the Golden Slipper Cafe which sat above the Botanic Gardens Station. The cafe closed (I think) around the mid-sixties. Great ice cream!
by browning
Sun Apr 29, 2012 7:09 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 204540

Re: Greenock Blitz

The JU88 referred to actually crashed south of Lennoxtown. It was attacked and damaged by the Defiant, but flew on to crash on what is now Lennox Forest. A Heinkel 111 crashed near Dundonald in Ayrshire and of course Hess's ME110 crashed near Eaglesham. My research over the years has revealed no oth...
by browning
Sun Dec 19, 2010 5:51 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Greenock Blitz
Replies: 9
Views: 3881

Re: rolland st

Rolland St was pretty well where you describe it. I lived there and neighbouring Arden St (also long gone ) from 1955 until 1963. I cannot recall a childrens hospital on Rolland St or indeed anywhere else nearby. Might there be some confusion with East Park Home which was (and of course still is) ci...
by browning
Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:40 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: rolland st
Replies: 2
Views: 1346

Re: ABANDONED & DISUSED RAILWAYS: High St - Bridgeton Central

Great photos. You may be interested to hear that a section of the tunnels you photographed was for some time used as a small-bore rifle range. The Glasgow Railway Rifle Club was sited in the then long-closed westbound south tunnel that ran from Barrack St towards St Enoch. The range closed circa 198...
by browning
Fri Jul 03, 2009 1:33 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: ABANDONED & DISUSED RAILWAYS: High St - Bridgeton Central
Replies: 21
Views: 13056

Not bombs as such, but this might trigger someone elses thoughts. I have vague memories of my granny telling me how she watched a German aircraft, which had been shot at, going down. She was watching from Germiston and looking over towards Petershill road/Springburn area. Can't remember for sure if...
by browning
Sat Sep 24, 2005 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 674
Views: 322582
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