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Yes Dugald as far as I know the aerial mines were and adaptation of the parachute assisted magnetic sea mines without the magnetic bits and just went off on contact with the ground.

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by Igor
Tue Feb 06, 2007 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 669
Views: 274402

Hi there I have come into this thread very late just wondering if anyone has mentioned the arial mine that exploded very near the railway bridge at Anniesland Cross in fact right where the Esquire House was later built. I remember playing the hole in the mid 50s with my pals. A lot of the devices dr...
by Igor
Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:34 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 669
Views: 274402

G'Day possilonian, Not that tunnel that one was still in use at the time with goods trains. I was at school with Angus MacMillan who's parents ran the piggery. No this one ran from inside the gas works to the chemical works north of the canal I will try again to show the photo's and mark the enteran...
by Igor
Fri Aug 05, 2005 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: The Folk on the Canal Bridge
Replies: 45
Views: 18889

G'Day Possilonian, No that tunnell I Know that one and the bridge you mention as we used to cross it to get to the engine sheds and see if we could scrounge a ride on the footplate (You see what sedate life we had compared yo you lot getting kickings and such) the tunnell I'm refering to runs diagon...
by Igor
Thu Aug 04, 2005 9:44 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: The Folk on the Canal Bridge
Replies: 45
Views: 18889

G'Day possilonian, Yep how did you guess I was one of the weel sh*tes who yoused to deposit some of the wood into the canal and build rafts out of it and sail up and doon the water. Just wondering if any of the crew knew that there is a tunnel under the canal underneath the bascule bridge at the bot...
by Igor
Tue Aug 02, 2005 9:43 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: The Folk on the Canal Bridge
Replies: 45
Views: 18889

Yes his name was Alec/ Alex and the timber you see on the bank in one of the photographs stretched back to the junction of Neatherton road and Spencer st where they joined over the railway bridge. I know this as every dinner time from Temple school I used to climb over them on the way home for lunch...
by Igor
Thu Jul 28, 2005 1:50 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: The Folk on the Canal Bridge
Replies: 45
Views: 18889

Igor the demented is here an aw !!!!!!
by Igor
Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Replies: 2694
Views: 514794

I grew up near the canal at Temple where the lock keeper was called Mr Dunsmore, he was a strange wee man who seemed to spend all his time between working the lock gates working on cars. These were the days when you could work on a car and it is thanks to him that I gained a working knowlege of engi...
by Igor
Wed Jul 27, 2005 3:31 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: The Folk on the Canal Bridge
Replies: 45
Views: 18889

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