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I was occasional told by granda that I'd get sent to "the training ship" which I think was some kind of floating borstal. Sounded quite exciting to me. The Clyde Training Ships were ex 'man-o-war' training ships for destitute boys located just off Rhu by Helensburgh. The first was the CTS...
by robertpool
Sun Jul 01, 2018 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Maggie Murphy's
Replies: 23
Views: 15851

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

:) :) :) :) :)
by robertpool
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:44 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 674
Views: 323330

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

it's near St Mungo's Church and St Mungo's primary school. Caldercuilt Farm is just off Blackhill Road near maryhill
by robertpool
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:59 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 674
Views: 323330

Re: Washington Street School.

:) :) :) :) :) :) :) :)
by robertpool
Wed May 23, 2018 8:32 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Washington Street School.
Replies: 42
Views: 12672

Re: Washington Street School.

did you get a copy of the aerial photos or was it you who gave me a copy?
by robertpool
Mon May 21, 2018 11:22 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Washington Street School.
Replies: 42
Views: 12672

Re: Washington Street School.

great photos with lots of info. It looks like the original Saracen Tube works were demolished and the bonded warehouse (Buchanan whisky) was built on top of it. The map shows the chimney in the centre of the building (Saracen) but later photos show it at the back of the building (whisky bond). The 1...
by robertpool
Sun May 20, 2018 10:24 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Washington Street School.
Replies: 42
Views: 12672

Re: Washington Street School.

Walter MacFarlane had the Saracen Foundry in Possilpark https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1491/25120274952_9b7349d81c_c.jpg 1924 Walter Macfarlane & Co, Saracen Foundry, Possilpark, Glasgow by Robert Pool , on Flickr Hendry Bros Ltd in Robertson Street had a Saracen Tube Works https://farm4.sta...
by robertpool
Sat May 19, 2018 7:28 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Washington Street School.
Replies: 42
Views: 12672

Re: Washington Street School.

It was sold in 1899 and sold to W. P. Lowrie & Co Ltd who were wine and brokers and bonded warehouse keepers. They also bottled whisky for James Buchanan & Co Ltd. When Lowrie got into financial trouble he sold the company and building to James Buchanan. Buchanan's whisky distillery was in W...
by robertpool
Sat May 19, 2018 5:32 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Washington Street School.
Replies: 42
Views: 12672

Re: Glasgow department stores

Gordon McKay wrote:Fishers, was it in Miller st or was that Stirling's.


Stirling's library was originally in Miller Street
by robertpool
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:23 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow department stores
Replies: 216
Views: 86460

Re: Glasgow department stores

l think Fishers was in London Rd or that may have been Lawson Fisher
by robertpool
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:20 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow department stores
Replies: 216
Views: 86460

Re: Linlithgow

glad you found it interesting :-)
by robertpool
Thu Jul 13, 2017 11:02 am
 
Forum: Around the World
Topic: Linlithgow
Replies: 14
Views: 5721

Re: Waverley Secondary PE teachers in the 80's

i'm no very good at animal impressions .. my mother used to tell me to 'stop acting the goat' although l personally don't remember trying to act like a goat. To this day l still don't know where that expression came from :-)
by robertpool
Tue Jul 04, 2017 1:21 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Waverley Secondary PE teachers in the 80's
Replies: 10
Views: 2343
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