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Re: INTRODUCE YOURSELF

Wow, what happened in here, place seems to have gone dead since I last visited (must be a couple of years now I think). Shame, it was an enjoyable site, though I got pissed off with the attitude of a few folk, hence why I had given up visiting (and kind of forgot about the site - it came up in a Goo...
by Glesga_Steve
Tue Sep 29, 2015 10:37 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Replies: 2696
Views: 570320

Re: No-Go Areas in Glasgow. Serious ones.

Funny how you only get a perspective of a place once you've been away from it for a while. Before I moved up north 6 years ago to a quiet wee village in rural Perthshire, and recalling my first 29 years growing up in Shettleston, I look back in horror the amount of times I walked from the railway s...
by Glesga_Steve
Wed May 08, 2013 11:33 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: No-Go Areas in Glasgow. Serious ones.
Replies: 90
Views: 27367

Re: RIP House Of Sher

I think the cash and carry businesses have had their day. Watched them arrive from the Gorbals in the 60's/70's and drive some of the already established shops out of business. Their attitudes and some of their business practices were only tolerated, I think, due to their prices. Amazon, on-line sh...
by Glesga_Steve
Thu Apr 18, 2013 5:47 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: RIP House Of Sher
Replies: 48
Views: 15656

Re: RIP House Of Sher

I think the cash and carry businesses have had their day. Watched them arrive from the Gorbals in the 60's/70's and drive some of the already established shops out of business. Their attitudes and some of their business practices were only tolerated, I think, due to their prices. Amazon, on-line sh...
by Glesga_Steve
Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:00 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: RIP House Of Sher
Replies: 48
Views: 15656

Re: Choose 3 buildings you'd like to introduce to a bulldoze

Say what you will about the SECC - yes the original 1985 building is not an amazing piece of architecture - BUT it has spearheaded a lot of much needed regeneration in the area (none of the rest of the whole complex would have been built with the first stage), and it provides a huge revenue stream ...
by Glesga_Steve
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:51 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Choose 3 buildings you'd like to introduce to a bulldozer!
Replies: 210
Views: 60371

Re: St Enoch Burn

Based on the maps already posted I thought i'd do a bit of reading up on the St Enoch Burn as by all accounts it flowed into the Clyde so did a bit of google mapping and found this, the location of this seems to be match the older maps. That's the outfall from the combined sewer overflow situated a...
by Glesga_Steve
Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:21 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: St Enoch Burn
Replies: 26
Views: 14494

Re: Choose 3 buildings you'd like to introduce to a bulldoze

1. The flats at the corner of Gallowgate / Moir Street This was the first building that jumped to mind as I absolutely detest it. It was a horrible looking building from the start and, even though it's relatively 'young' (10 years give or take?), its appearance has deteriorated much further as it ha...
by Glesga_Steve
Sat Apr 06, 2013 11:28 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Choose 3 buildings you'd like to introduce to a bulldozer!
Replies: 210
Views: 60371

Re: Harlow Street, Port Dundas

I think Swan Street is the modern day equivalent of Harlow Street - I'm pretty certain that Swan Street occupies the exact same stretch of land that Harlow Street did.

EDIT: Just saw VT's post and on checking the 1933 map, he's clearly right.
by Glesga_Steve
Sat Mar 02, 2013 2:39 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Harlow Street, Port Dundas
Replies: 8
Views: 2019

Re: Ruchill - A first timers guide

I didn't know Denmark St was still there. Done a google search, big apologies for being off topic, the ancestors lived in Mansion St as well - anyone know how it got it's name? Can't see a mansion there myself 8O ...ever! The site of the mansion house (Possil House) was slap bang in the middle of w...
by Glesga_Steve
Thu Feb 21, 2013 10:14 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Ruchill - A first timers guide
Replies: 10
Views: 2334

Re: Trying to pinpoint my father's birthplace in Bishopbrigg

Judging by various historic OS maps, it does appear that, during the period War Baby is interested in, the only part of the A803 that was called Glasgow Road was the short stretch between Washington Road and Campsie Road. The eastern continuation (i.e. going east from Campsie Road, towards Kilsyth) ...
by Glesga_Steve
Thu Feb 21, 2013 9:44 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Trying to pinpoint my father's birthplace in Bishopbriggs.
Replies: 25
Views: 6806

Re: My Glasgow mobile phone app.

The Egg Man wrote:Thank you for that Glesga_Steve. It's good to know some things don't change.

Aye, tossers rarely change their spots.
by Glesga_Steve
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:11 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: My Glasgow mobile phone app.
Replies: 23
Views: 6615

Re: My Glasgow mobile phone app.

It's saddening to see the old 'it's not my job' arguments are still raising their heads. If this app does nothing more than make it easier to report issues more quickly and more accurately - that'll be a good start. I don't doubt it'll still be necessary for individuals and organisations to keep ju...
by Glesga_Steve
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:58 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: My Glasgow mobile phone app.
Replies: 23
Views: 6615

Re: My Glasgow mobile phone app.

Could be very handy indeed. I've just used it to report a road drain (the actual carrier pipe, not the gully pot at the roadside) that is obviously completely choked as it has been constantly spewing out water (a trickle in dry weather; a fountain in wet weather) for at least the last two years. I'...
by Glesga_Steve
Sun Jul 15, 2012 11:52 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: My Glasgow mobile phone app.
Replies: 23
Views: 6615

Re: My Glasgow mobile phone app.

Could be very handy indeed. I've just used it to report a road drain (the actual carrier pipe, not the gully pot at the roadside) that is obviously completely choked as it has been constantly spewing out water (a trickle in dry weather; a fountain in wet weather) for at least the last two years. I'...
by Glesga_Steve
Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:48 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: My Glasgow mobile phone app.
Replies: 23
Views: 6615

Re: My Glasgow mobile phone app.

Could be very handy indeed. I've just used it to report a road drain (the actual carrier pipe, not the gully pot at the roadside) that is obviously completely choked as it has been constantly spewing out water (a trickle in dry weather; a fountain in wet weather) for at least the last two years. I'v...
by Glesga_Steve
Sat Jul 14, 2012 9:01 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: My Glasgow mobile phone app.
Replies: 23
Views: 6615
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