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This information helps clarify/correct some of mine, for example I did not realise the Tollcross mansion was was of such modern vintage as mid 19th century (I also referred I think to William rather than David Bryce. Around the Corbet Street area you can still pick the remants of original estate far...
by escotregen
Sun Feb 01, 2004 1:15 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Where is/was Egypt?
Replies: 16
Views: 26743

Crusty; a bit odd this... I thought I had replied earlier to your last message but my message has not appeared. Anyway; the tunnel you mentioned was part of the burn that ran behind the Mansion and was culverted underground as it made its way down the park and under Tollcross Road towards the Clyde....
by escotregen
Fri Jan 30, 2004 3:46 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Where is/was Egypt?
Replies: 16
Views: 26743

Crusty, Another one for your memory banks... do you remember the magnificant "Tollcross Mansions" House in Tollcross park? More importantly do you remember the legendary 'Cock Robbins' display kept in the folk museum in the House until the 1970s? When I worked in the local housing association in the...
by escotregen
Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:33 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Where is/was Egypt?
Replies: 16
Views: 26743

I'm up for a day on this. I quite happy to go with the flow of what others want to do, but something I would quite like to include is some of the old carving above and around door entrances. I was slouching against a wall (waiting for a bus) in Union Street the other evening when I realised I was ac...
by escotregen
Wed Jan 28, 2004 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: WANTED!! Ideas for new projects....
Replies: 426
Views: 289745

shitty trongate

James, re the shitty Trongate. I was quite taken aback recently to see the extent of the re-development plans 'about to be implimented' according to the Council. It's a pity the Council were not able to be more successful in saving some of the priceless warhouse and commercial buildings around the c...
by escotregen
Mon Jan 26, 2004 11:06 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Theatre mentioned on Reporting Scotland
Replies: 5
Views: 3147

Dave, As I feared, I'm not having much luck tracing my previous source. One other snippet that showed up just might provide another trail for you. The huge clock that once adorned the central concourse of the St Enoch's station was relocated to Cumbernauld Shopping centre when the station was demoli...
by escotregen
Sun Jan 25, 2004 3:39 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: St Enoch Station (Not Subway)
Replies: 104
Views: 66929

Dave, I do not have any material but I can assure you that online images do exist. I viewed these images as part of an online thread on a now-defunct Scottish chat forum about 18 months ago. I suspect the images are from some publication, since the likes of the Mitchell (as you probably already know...
by escotregen
Sun Jan 25, 2004 11:20 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: St Enoch Station (Not Subway)
Replies: 104
Views: 66929

Sharon, superb, really superb. The only thing is that the photographs seem to illustrate an almost mediaeval institution from an earlier age that makes me feel ancient because I can say I can remember seeing it before it vanished! Now; I've got my anorak on for this next bit... you see the bus stop ...
by escotregen
Sun Jan 18, 2004 6:42 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Duke Street Prison
Replies: 99
Views: 64270

Well... the legend has it that one of the condemned prisoners was gazing out from the condemned cell from which he could see only a tree. On the tree, wee sparras flirted about and chirped away. He confided to his wardens (or confessor?) that he so regreted what he had done with his life and how tha...
by escotregen
Sun Jan 18, 2004 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Duke Street Prison
Replies: 99
Views: 64270

Duke Street Prison

The lack of folklore and artifacts around the old Duke Street prison and the site it stood on has always struck me as odd. Even old retired police officers I have spoken with know nothing of it... perhaps this is part of the neglected role and place of Scottish women as it was a womens' prison? Many...
by escotregen
Sun Jan 18, 2004 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Duke Street Prison
Replies: 99
Views: 64270

I've just discovered your excellent site. Having lived away from Glasgow through the 70s before returning I have a particular appreciation for the culture and heritage of the city. I'm a consultant working in the urban regeneration sector in Scotland. My main work just now is organising and facilita...
by escotregen
Sun Jan 18, 2004 12:50 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: INTRODUCE YOURSELF
Replies: 2719
Views: 747337

Little Egypt

Seamey, The place your thinking of is 'Little Egypt' in Tollcross. It's located in the area just behind Wellshot and Tollcross Roads. It was originally a farm in Victorian/Edwardian times and was managed by an ex soldier who had done service in Egypt; hence the name. Tollcross is a fascinating area ...
by escotregen
Tue Jan 13, 2004 3:43 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Where is/was Egypt?
Replies: 16
Views: 26743
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