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Re: Petition - Restore Govan Graving Docks

The Graving Docks are Glasgow at its ‘most hidden.’ It is certainly not the easiest of places to visit which is a great shame. It is an example of civil engineering at its very best. Close up these dry docks are just so impressive. They were the biggest in the world at one time. A thoroughly fascina...
by Quality Mince
Mon Apr 21, 2014 8:30 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Petition - Restore Govan Graving Docks
Replies: 8
Views: 4020

Re: Bus Lane Fines (grrr)

I got caught in the Venus flytrap bus lane in Cathedral Street a few weeks back travelling towards the city centre. The problem with this bus lane is that it just suddenly appeared and as soon as I realised I was in it I braked. I tried my damndest to avoid it. But the lane has high kerbs either sid...
by Quality Mince
Tue Sep 04, 2012 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Bus Lane Fines (grrr)
Replies: 39
Views: 11302

Re: New Transport Museum at Riverside

I honestly can’t fault the new museum. Parts are certainly quite cramped when busy and the car parking is inadequate. But overall, a big improvement on the Kelvin Hall. My favourite feature are the stunning views of the Clyde from the large windows. I do have question though. Why is Jackie Stewart’s...
by Quality Mince
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: New Transport Museum at Riverside
Replies: 415
Views: 80988

Re: The Sensational Alex Harvey

And the band played on…. I remember seeing the sensational Alex Harvey band without Alex !! at Strathclyde University in the early 80s. The band were totally brilliant. God only knows what they would have been like with him!!

Thanks for the great links in this thread
by Quality Mince
Mon Aug 08, 2011 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: The Sensational Alex Harvey
Replies: 23
Views: 11096

Re: Rain, violence and chips: this is Glasgow,

Now just wait a goddamn minute…these chips look about perfect to me!! …as does the fish!! Too many chip shops serve you chips that stick together and when you remove the fish from the top of the chips, the batter peels off!! Frozen chips are fried for five minutes or so before being frozen and that ...
by Quality Mince
Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:55 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Rain, violence and chips: this is Glasgow,
Replies: 178
Views: 30191

Re: Rain, violence and chips: this is Glasgow,

Thing about Catholics and Protestants is that both are Christian. So my question is this? What team does God support?
by Quality Mince
Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:48 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Rain, violence and chips: this is Glasgow,
Replies: 178
Views: 30191

Re: Rain, violence and chips: this is Glasgow,

Yes, there are many faults with this city as there is in every other city in the entire fuckin’ world. I despair at its poverty and deprivation. I am embarrassed at the state of many housing areas. Crime levels are higher than maybe they ought to be. It never has been and never will be the perfect a...
by Quality Mince
Thu Sep 23, 2010 5:49 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Rain, violence and chips: this is Glasgow,
Replies: 178
Views: 30191

Re: Rain, violence and chips: this is Glasgow,

People’s views of the climate is perception driven. Our climate should be described as a fact. Yes, we get rain. Fact is the British Isles has a maritime climate. Everywhere in the UK receives rain. But we also get our fair share of sunshine as well. We get lots of sunny days every year. And Glasgow...
by Quality Mince
Wed Sep 22, 2010 10:25 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Rain, violence and chips: this is Glasgow,
Replies: 178
Views: 30191

Re: Fecking Jury Duty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Was chosen to sit on a jury few back. before I was called, I thought that the two accused were guilty, mainly because they just looked guilty. This was confirmed as I walked past the defence lawyers. Their body language and facial expression merely confirmed the guilt of their clients. The trial las...
by Quality Mince
Thu May 13, 2010 10:05 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Fecking Jury Duty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Replies: 29
Views: 12522

Re: Formula One

Bahrain?? More like Boreain. The top cars are so closely matched that overtaking is almost impossible…except when one suffers a mechanical problem. And, I just don’t understand why these new teams have been allowed to race. Most of the new cars were a complete liability …no more than a moving obstac...
by Quality Mince
Sun Mar 14, 2010 10:28 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Formula One
Replies: 175
Views: 18631

Re: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Debbie Harry…as a 20 year old student, this was the ultimate dream older woman!! Those eyes just turned my legs to jelly every time!! I’m sure they played at Strathclyde Uni in the late 70s just as they made it really big?
by Quality Mince
Wed Feb 10, 2010 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
Replies: 647
Views: 215409

Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

Dexter,
you're quite right..I made a complete arse of that and that's a fact!! or is it an opinion??
by Quality Mince
Wed Feb 10, 2010 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs
Replies: 69
Views: 16019

Re: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs

For what it’s worth I feel that Glasgow Airport is a complete non-starter as a true international airport. Look at the facts: • The runway is hemmed in by a motorway at one side and the R. Clyde at the other; • It cannot accommodate the biggest jets currently flying. A fully laden 747 cannot take of...
by Quality Mince
Tue Feb 09, 2010 5:27 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Glasgow Airport Rail Link (G.A.R.L.) Project Photographs
Replies: 69
Views: 16019

Re: Spelling mistakes

When I was at university, I attended a psychology session all about poor grammar, incorrect spelling and made up words. The conclusion being as long as you could understand the meaning of a sentence, then none of the above mattered. “The boy’s definately done well for the team ‘cause he’s scored hun...
by Quality Mince
Mon Feb 01, 2010 10:36 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Spelling mistakes
Replies: 59
Views: 6206

Re: ICI Ardeer - Nylon Plant

What a great thread. I was born and bred in Stevenston and the Ardeer complex, particular the explosives part was always shrouded in secrecy. As a young boy, I recall hearing explosions fairly regularly. The Nylon Plant was a separate part of the complex. I used to be bussed to St Michael’s Academy ...
by Quality Mince
Wed Jan 06, 2010 5:10 pm
 
Forum: Around the World
Topic: ICI Ardeer - Nylon Plant
Replies: 79
Views: 33969
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