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Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

Apropos the YMCA / David Naismith Tower blowdown in October - there is another 'first' worth remembering. The roof of this block was the location of Glasgow's very first cellular (mobile phone) base station. It required the lifting of a pre-built portacabin containing all the electronics by crane. ...
by Vinny the Mackem
Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:14 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!
Replies: 156
Views: 54060

Re: Car Reggies/Funny/Best

Liked this one
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by Vinny the Mackem
Tue Jul 07, 2015 12:45 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Car Reggies/Funny/Best
Replies: 43
Views: 13870

Re: Where is Glasgow?

If you're filling your address in on one of these online forms, "Glasgow" isn't usually an option for county if its a pro-forma drop down box. If it's an empty box, I always put Glasgow. From my limited knowledge of conveyancing documents, the area is technically known as "the County ...
by Vinny the Mackem
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:32 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Where is Glasgow?
Replies: 8
Views: 2702

Re: Waterstones in Byres Road

Guacho wrote:
HollowHorn wrote:
old jock wrote:Sometimes I think the council actively hates the area as we are all rich bohemians, allegedly

So, you rich bastards are the reason for the Victorian operating times of the Subterranean Railway?

Get Vicky Coren-Mitchell to take a whip to them ::):

Only if I can be first in the queue! :twisted:
by Vinny the Mackem
Thu Jun 11, 2015 1:27 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Waterstones in Byres Road
Replies: 14
Views: 7748

Re: Glasgow tenements red stone ot blonde/

I had always understood that the blonde sandstone was used in earlier built tenements/buildings and the red sandstone started coming in late 19th century/early 20th. I can only assume it was down to cost.
by Vinny the Mackem
Fri May 01, 2015 10:37 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow tenements red stone ot blonde/
Replies: 10
Views: 5364

Re: Some old Glasgow videos

British Pathe Billy Smart's Circus, Gorbals 1954 The circus comes to Thistle St for child with polio who couldn't go. http://www.britishpathe.com/video/round-britain-at-whitsun-billy-smarts-circus/query/Glasgow The child with constipation who couldn't go would be better... I'd watch that, but I thi...
by Vinny the Mackem
Mon Mar 23, 2015 11:16 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Some old Glasgow videos
Replies: 23
Views: 18078

Re: Danger from old mines and mineshafts

Back in the 80s, when we were looking for a flat to buy in the West End, we had 3 or 4 mortgages refused in the Hillhead area because of the risk of subsidence from mining. However subsequently those flats have been sold - whether some work has been done to stabilise them or whether mortgage lender...
by Vinny the Mackem
Tue Nov 11, 2014 2:23 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Danger from old mines and mineshafts
Replies: 30
Views: 17588

Re: Danger from old mines and mineshafts

My grandparents used to live in Shafton Place in Knightswood. In one of the drying greens at the back of the flats beside the shops on Shafton Road, there was a fenced off square portion, probably around 10' x 10'. As kids, we'd jump over the fence and jump on this grassy square to be amused by the ...
by Vinny the Mackem
Fri Nov 07, 2014 12:40 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Danger from old mines and mineshafts
Replies: 30
Views: 17588

Re: Leaning tower of Glasgow

I wouldn't want to attempt to date this photograph, but it's clearly long before the demolition of the Grand, and the fountain certainly looks like it has its distinctive lean back then.

http://discuss.glasgowguide.co.uk/index ... t&id=18878
by Vinny the Mackem
Thu Oct 30, 2014 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Leaning tower of Glasgow
Replies: 16
Views: 9526

Re: Where did all the rubbish go?

Probably recycled to make building material for the commonwealth village and other such modern developments! :)
by Vinny the Mackem
Thu Oct 16, 2014 4:46 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Where did all the rubbish go?
Replies: 3
Views: 2825

Re: Glasgow or is it Glazgow... what is it to you?

Definitely Glazgow or Glezga. I can understand that through other regional dialects "GlaSgow" comes through, but "Glezgie" is just a mickey take that no one I know that comes from the city has said, ever!
by Vinny the Mackem
Mon Aug 11, 2014 2:18 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow or is it Glazgow... what is it to you?
Replies: 29
Views: 7770

Re: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!

He seems to be someone who places too much faith in his spelling checker. ::): Or, given that he doesn't seem to like apostrophes and does seem to like Amercanised spelling, perhaps he's just silly. Come to think of it, isn't he a lawyer by profession? If so, he shows a worrying lack of attention t...
by Vinny the Mackem
Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Tower Block Demolitions - Rolling Updates!
Replies: 156
Views: 54060

Re: Knightswood & Anniesland

I know in about 1980 the B & Q site was a Vantage shop, which was also DIY. Anyone remember the massive black square in one of the back gardens around Friarscourt Avenue which was used, I was always led to believe, as a sight testing for Barr & Stroud? Looked a bit like an oversized basketba...
by Vinny the Mackem
Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Knightswood & Anniesland
Replies: 4
Views: 1627

Re: first and last gigs

The Macc Lads, November 1990, Mayfair
Toy Dolls, November 2013, Cathouse. :D
by Vinny the Mackem
Mon Dec 16, 2013 3:10 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: first and last gigs
Replies: 53
Views: 7282

Re: 436 Cumbernauld Road

What about the egg on the windows? Any evidence of that? :D
by Vinny the Mackem
Fri Dec 13, 2013 1:23 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: 436 Cumbernauld Road
Replies: 6
Views: 2080
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