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Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Bingo Bango I hope you can do me the credit of at least having some common sense... especially when you read the contents of my earlier comments. As an experienced property guy I have of course researched the product and specification and the installation company I have opted for. Anything you do to...
by escotregen
Tue Jun 11, 2013 6:03 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20347

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Egg Man true on the heating bills, but that's no reason to force lower income people into ever-smaller flats. The real imperative has to be continuing work on improving insulation and the efficiency of heating systems. In my household we have been very quick on the uptake and jumped into a couple of...
by escotregen
Tue Jun 11, 2013 11:24 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20347

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

SomeRandon you’ve perhaps got the thing about space and the environment and tenements the wrong way around? Sandstone tenements are in fact a very efficient use of space in dense urban settlements. Tenements are possibly our best urban compromise. That’s why all of Northern Europe adopted the format...
by escotregen
Tue Jun 11, 2013 9:07 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20347

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

RapidAssistant your right of course to warn against just repeating the mistakes and getting rid of today's worthwhile heritage as much as yesterday's. I have several images of what are IMO outstanding examples of the period - one survives, one has been... ahem... 'modernised'. The surviving example ...
by escotregen
Mon Jun 10, 2013 12:25 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20347

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Bridie I have a differing view on what space was available to save the original housing stock. You were right to ask whether there would be room to put a bathroom in every flat. But that would have been wrong to ever attempt. A great part of the success of the community based housing association and...
by escotregen
Mon Jun 10, 2013 8:50 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20347

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

SomeRand..., on Charing Cross. One of my earliest memories as a very young kid was travelling with my Mum and neighbour and her son (on the tram!) to do some of their 'big shopping' in the big shops and stores in and around Charing Cross and Cowcaddens. I can recall many large shops and even somethi...
by escotregen
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:27 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20347

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Bridie a couple of responses to your latter question. Firstly, a couple of years ago I reviewed a generally awful book by an Harvard prof called ' Triumph of the City'. Although it was a generally awful book full of USA-style free-market nonsense, the author did argue very persuasivly that the bigge...
by escotregen
Thu Jun 06, 2013 8:21 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20347

Re: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

Bridie two points. First was that most folk given the choice between the festering slum and the offer of a 'new hoose in the schemes' would take the latter. No one offered them any vision or possibility of what could be done by way of rehabilitating the existing stock, until the community based hous...
by escotregen
Tue Jun 04, 2013 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20347

Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’

I was this week reminded of this little gem of a film from the Scottish Screen archive on 1960s and 1970s Glasgow, and what is referred to as ‘redevelopment of the city’. One indelible impression is of the destruction of much of the perfectly reusable existing tenement stock. In one scene the future...
by escotregen
Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:33 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow 1960s and what was called ‘redevelopment’
Replies: 65
Views: 20347

Scotland as CNN's 2013 Top Destination

A good 2013 New Year start for Scotland. CNN on it's website travel feature has rated Scotland Scotland as its' 2013 Top Spot World destination - don't know that I would describe Hogganfield Loch as 'pristine', but let's not quibble :wink: http://edition.cnn.com/2013/01/01/travel/top-destinations-20...
by escotregen
Thu Jan 03, 2013 12:34 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Scotland as CNN's 2013 Top Destination
Replies: 0
Views: 590

Re: Duke Street Prison

An, whilst Duke Street prison was the national centre for executing capital punishment, the bodies were reputedly buried with in the precincts of the walled prison grounds (convicted murderers being denied Christian burial on consecrated ground. From what I previously gleaned it seems likely that th...
by escotregen
Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:26 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Duke Street Prison
Replies: 99
Views: 72746

Re: That Sinking Feeling

Brilliant! BTW you would not now recognise the current building for what it was at the time the film was made.
by escotregen
Thu May 24, 2012 9:32 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: That Sinking Feeling
Replies: 7
Views: 4020

That Sinking Feeling

I've posted this elsewhere but thought it would be well appropriate to post on HG: STV report this pm that a sinking tenement at Bridgeton Cross to be demolished . I can remember being in the part of this building that was used for GEAR offices back in the late 80s (GEAR the regen project, not GEAR ...
by escotregen
Tue May 22, 2012 1:04 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: That Sinking Feeling
Replies: 7
Views: 4020

Re: tunnels

I was posting this topic elsewhere when I remembered this thread back in Hidden Glasgow. It’s not quite really ‘tunnels’ but it is something of the sort. I was at today’s presentation on the Red Road demolition programme at the GHA Academy (really first class facility by the way). I discovered that ...
by escotregen
Mon Jun 06, 2011 9:17 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: tunnels
Replies: 408
Views: 263740

October (throughout) Black History Month

A full month of events run by GARA (Glasgow Anti Racist Alliance). Quite a lot that focuses on Glasgow including: Glasgow Black History Walking tours every Saturday and Sunday. “A historical journey through Glasgow’s mercantile past and examines the connections with tobacco, slavery and the abolitio...
by escotregen
Fri Oct 02, 2009 9:26 am
 
Forum: Forum Archive
Topic: October (throughout) Black History Month
Replies: 0
Views: 532
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