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Re: What Are You Currently Reading

One of the best of those officer class first world war memoirs, but I think it is pipped by Edmund Blunden's Undertones of war. Both great reads though. I've not read Blunden's book, though I have heard of it, must try and get a hold of a copy. I have read both books and they are excellent. Of cour...
by viceroy
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:09 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: What Are You Currently Reading
Replies: 465
Views: 101696

Re: Building on Swanston Street

I think this is an old cotton spinning mill, built in the 1880's for the Glasgow Cotton Spinners Co. Ltd.
by viceroy
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Building on Swanston Street
Replies: 4
Views: 2140

Re: random question

I live on the Isle of Bute and I've had two phone calls so far from SNP canvassers. Their campaigning is going hell for leather here. Politely declined to answer their questions anyway. I am neither a Nationalist nor an SNP supporter.
by viceroy
Mon May 04, 2015 9:56 am
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: random question
Replies: 736
Views: 129864

Re: An extinct job?

A ticket writer was somebody who drew by hand the signs or "tickets" in shop windows which displayed the prices of the goods on sale.
by viceroy
Thu Jan 29, 2015 7:47 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: An extinct job?
Replies: 31
Views: 10483

Re: An extinct job?

Almost certainly Lappet or Lappit Cutter. If I'm not mistaken this relates to an entry in the 1861 Census covering a woman called Jannet Urie living at 35 Alston St. in Grahamston along with her husband and 3 children. I looked up the actual census record - as usual the handwriting is obscure but it...
by viceroy
Thu Jan 08, 2015 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: An extinct job?
Replies: 31
Views: 10483

Re: Robin Williams, Dead....

I'm sure he was very funny and that (although I ever took to his manic brand of humour myself) but the coverage has been disproportionate. When was the last time anyone here mentioned Robin Williams in conversation? Or did you ever in your life? Now Lauren Bacall, that's a different matter. Yes, I ...
by viceroy
Thu Aug 14, 2014 8:02 am
 
Forum: Around the World
Topic: Robin Williams, Dead....
Replies: 4
Views: 2501

Re: random question

30 mph?
by viceroy
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:50 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: random question
Replies: 736
Views: 129864

Re: A Greek Tragedy

Just been reading that the Sherbrooke Castle Hotel in Dumbreck is a Thomson design: In 1896 John Morrison, a respected contractor of the time, built a baronial villa for himself in Pollokshields, namely, Sherbrooke Castle, designed by Alexander “Greek” Thomson.The house became a hotel just before ...
by viceroy
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: A Greek Tragedy
Replies: 216
Views: 66078

Re: Number 44 bus in the 1960s

Trying to find out what the destination a 44 bus would have shown in the 1960s going to the south side of Glasgow. Page 32 of http://www.govanhistory.org.uk/docs/Essay.pdf shows one but cant make it out, possibly Langside or Cathcart. Thanks It went from Anniesland to Langside (Battlefield Monument...
by viceroy
Tue Nov 05, 2013 9:23 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Number 44 bus in the 1960s
Replies: 7
Views: 2217

Re: Subway today

Lucky Poet wrote:Does anybody know when that signage was put up, though? I'd had it in mind it was from a mid to late-90s improvement.


Early 90's I seem to remember. According to the ticket clerk on duty at Cessnock this afternoon it's been removed permanently. Doesn't fit in with the new image apparently.
by viceroy
Sat Aug 17, 2013 4:51 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Subway today
Replies: 780
Views: 174643

Re: Am I the only one?

Nice to see at least somebody's on my side!
by viceroy
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:17 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Am I the only one?
Replies: 325
Views: 60420

Re: Am I the only one?

A reminder from the Highway Code https://www.gov.uk/rules-for-cyclists-59-to-82/overview-59-to-71 64 You MUST NOT cycle on a pavement. Laws HA 1835 sect 72 & R(S)A 1984, sect 129 Yet another fat-arsed cretin on a pushbike nearly ramming me from behind on a public footpath. Viceroy path to be sh...
by viceroy
Tue Nov 20, 2012 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Am I the only one?
Replies: 325
Views: 60420

Re: Am I the only one?

Yet another fat-arsed cretin on a pushbike nearly ramming me from behind on a public footpath. Flashed past me with about a quarter of an inch to spare, just about bringing on a cardiac arrest. This is happening nearly every day now. They are everywhere, on pavements and in public parks – an in you...
by viceroy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Am I the only one?
Replies: 325
Views: 60420

Re: Am I the only one?

Yet another fat-arsed cretin on a pushbike nearly ramming me from behind on a public footpath. Flashed past me with about a quarter of an inch to spare, just about bringing on a cardiac arrest. This is happening nearly every day now. They are everywhere, on pavements and in public parks – an in your...
by viceroy
Mon Nov 19, 2012 10:28 am
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Am I the only one?
Replies: 325
Views: 60420

Re: Dentist

Di Paola and Freedman. Were brilliant dentists years ago, but think they are long gone although the name stayed. I think they sold out. It is now a franchise Dentist of some big Medical / Dental Group based down south. Last time i went was a bad experience a very bad experience. :cry: Had a similar...
by viceroy
Thu Nov 08, 2012 8:33 am
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Dentist
Replies: 19
Views: 8265
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