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Re: Mystery department store

Nearly sure that there was a Galls just inside the entrance to the old Partick X subway station (renamed Kelvin Hall). Think it must have been where the Sense charity shop is now. My older sister was a great knitter and would buy her wool from Galls. They would put the full amount aside for you so t...
by hound dog
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:22 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Mystery department store
Replies: 13
Views: 5006

Doors Open Day 2015 Brochure

This year's brochure available to view online

http://glasgowdoorsopenday.com/programme/brochure/
by hound dog
Wed Aug 05, 2015 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Doors Open Day 2015 Brochure
Replies: 2
Views: 987

Old Glasgow Films

New site launched and includes some old film of Glasgow - just had a quick browse and looks good :D Think it is Lottery funded

http://player.bfi.org.uk/britain-on-film/
by hound dog
Wed Jul 08, 2015 4:16 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Old Glasgow Films
Replies: 1
Views: 1082

Re: Waterstones in Byres Road

Hound Dog I'm in exactly the same boat. I do remember when it had all sorts and was a great area, that's what it was like when we first bought a place here. I agree entirely with your comments. Yep, one of the things that gave it character imo was the bohemian type students rubbing shoulders with t...
by hound dog
Mon Jun 08, 2015 4:26 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Waterstones in Byres Road
Replies: 14
Views: 7862

Re: Waterstones in Byres Road

Aye ghastly charity shops is a bit harsh "Beggars Rd" retail wise I think is improving slowly, I prefer the Charity shops to when it was all estate agents (there are still quite a few). Its still got a way to go and despite Waterstone's reputation I welcome a book shop. As of now the only...
by hound dog
Sun Jun 07, 2015 11:07 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Waterstones in Byres Road
Replies: 14
Views: 7862

Re: The Listed Buildings process?

As a veteran town planner, I must confess my ignorance as to how the process of listing works. I have noted many times however, that often buildings which I think are ugly, are not particularly old and have nothing in my experience to justify their listing. I suspect this is done by elitist 'expert...
by hound dog
Thu Mar 05, 2015 8:05 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: The Listed Buildings process?
Replies: 5
Views: 2750

Re: Agnes Hislop Memorial Libraries

Thanks for that - they appear to have also visited various places to provide children with books, as I read that they did regular story-telling sessions in Eastpark Home at one stage. A lot of their books were donated from better-off families with children who had outgrown the books, so by the time ...
by hound dog
Wed Feb 25, 2015 12:14 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Agnes Hislop Memorial Libraries
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Agnes Hislop Memorial Libraries

Anyone any memories of visiting one of these as a child? Founded 1946 but seem to have been active at least into the 1970's if not later. About 10 across the Glasgow area and think they were mainly in houses and just open one day a week, but at least one was held in the Phoenix Park Kindergarten at ...
by hound dog
Tue Feb 24, 2015 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Agnes Hislop Memorial Libraries
Replies: 2
Views: 1121

Re: Maryhill Tree in Chimney

Guacho wrote:If you took the picture, you own the copyright :D


Not sure how that works as they allow you to take the pictures for your "personal use" - but I'll take your word for it and hold you responsible if I get sued ::):

Just need to work out how to upload photos...... :?
by hound dog
Sat Jan 24, 2015 5:21 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Maryhill Tree in Chimney
Replies: 12
Views: 3664

Re: Maryhill Tree in Chimney

Thanks for your input and for the images gentlemen. Checked the 1960 Valuation Roll and Murrays of Craigmillar in Edinburgh did indeed have a factory at 192-194 Maryhill Rd. They also owned a yard round in North Woodside Road, plus stores and offices as well as renting out shops on that stretch of t...
by hound dog
Fri Jan 23, 2015 7:05 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Maryhill Tree in Chimney
Replies: 12
Views: 3664

Re: Maryhill Tree in Chimney

I think it was Maclachlan's Castle Brewery:- http://www.archives.gla.ac.uk/sba/sbacolls/gjm.html The Castle Brewery was further along the road - Maryhill Police Station is now on the site. The archivist at Glasgow University also mentioned McLachlan's and gave the address as Wyndford Road - that wa...
by hound dog
Wed Jan 21, 2015 9:30 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Maryhill Tree in Chimney
Replies: 12
Views: 3664

Maryhill Tree in Chimney

Bit of a long shot, but does anyone know the name of the brewery that was on Maryhill Road that had the tree growing out of the chimney? The P.O. Directory for early 1960's lists a Wm Murray & Company Ltd at 194 Maryhill Road between Hopehill Rd and Windsor St. under "Brewers". That's ...
by hound dog
Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:08 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Maryhill Tree in Chimney
Replies: 12
Views: 3664

Re: george square accident

First victims to be named are an elderly couple and their granddaughter who is thought to be in her teens. Some poor soul has lost both their parents and their daughter :(
by hound dog
Tue Dec 23, 2014 12:54 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: george square accident
Replies: 16
Views: 4637

Re: Glasgow Story Website

I've had this site on my 'Favourites' for a long time and it's still there ... http://www.theglasgowstory.com Thanks Robert - seems to be back up and running I've had it on my favourites for a long time too, but definitely a problem with it the other night. Huge relief as it has some fantastic images
by hound dog
Sat Dec 06, 2014 10:22 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow Story Website
Replies: 7
Views: 2108

Re: Glasgow Story Website

Godsgift wrote:
hound dog wrote:
dazza wrote:Try here.



Brilliant :D :D Don't know how you managed to find that but thank you :D :D


Didn't work for me I'm afraid.


Seems to be only the text pages that have been archived and not the photos :(
by hound dog
Tue Dec 02, 2014 11:40 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow Story Website
Replies: 7
Views: 2108
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