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Re: Oldest Tenements

The wee tenement block painted white next to the Heilen Jessie is supposed to be the oldest in Glasgow.
by calamity
Thu Oct 31, 2013 4:35 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Oldest Tenements
Replies: 24
Views: 22370

Re: Glasgow department stores

I used to get sent by my work to deliver mail to places in the town and there was a place near Boots with a gated lift. but I think there were quite a few of them in the big buildings .Does anyone remember the Colosseum shop.. in Jamaica st...
by calamity
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:56 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow department stores
Replies: 216
Views: 102912

Re: Lost Retail Chains

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Timothy Whites chemist on Argyle st
Cable shoe shop
Richards shops
Chelsea Girl
Maceys took over when M&S moved in Argyle st for a while
Granite House
Jays furniture
Birrells
Bata shoes
Dido
by calamity
Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:53 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Lost Retail Chains
Replies: 249
Views: 83574

Re: Oddities

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by calamity
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:56 am
 
Forum: Photo Sharing
Topic: Oddities
Replies: 2605
Views: 464923

Re: Tenement Life

Some intricate work on just one old building at Parkhead, if you look at this same tenement from Duke st you can see heads of the oweners family sculpted into it... http://i.imgur.com/AjioVT6.jpg http://i.imgur.com/Naaq9OO.jpg Found this sign a couple of years ago set into the side of a shop in old ...
by calamity
Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:55 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Tenement Life
Replies: 168
Views: 65923

Re: Tenement Life

Id say flats are newer build types, but the old late 1800s are all tenements... its described as a multi sub standard dwelling in the urban core.... but you canny call the posh wans up the Parade.. Partick, Dowanhill that...I think there is a big gap between slums and tenements..
by calamity
Wed Oct 30, 2013 6:31 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Tenement Life
Replies: 168
Views: 65923

Re: Kelvin Hall

In the forties there was a large skating rink in the Kelvin Hall....
by calamity
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:58 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Kelvin Hall
Replies: 10
Views: 5578

Re: Richmond Park

The ground in the park is contaminated.. and couldnt be used for a concert a while ago.... but it didnt stop weans hivving picnics ...strange... did you know part of the Green was also contaminated with rubble from the old gas works.... they had to dig it all out... near Nelsons monument... where th...
by calamity
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:55 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Richmond Park
Replies: 32
Views: 24713

Re: Tenement Life

No its still a tenement... but not a slum one.. aye Id think they still say tenement.. I know I do..
by calamity
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Tenement Life
Replies: 168
Views: 65923

Re: Garthamlock

Vermin is to light a word..... I thought I was taking a nervous breakdown it got so bad, my close was a cesspit, it reminded you of Fagans days in London it was so bad.. there wasnt a neighbour you could trust... my weans milk was stole on a permanent basis if I didnt meet the milk man early enough....
by calamity
Wed Oct 30, 2013 3:30 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Garthamlock
Replies: 10
Views: 5127

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

Kent st. at the corner of London road next to the chapel ... and the railway at Bellfield Bridge was bombed ..
by calamity
Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:45 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2
Replies: 678
Views: 402613

Re: Garthamlock

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by calamity
Tue Oct 29, 2013 8:41 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Garthamlock
Replies: 10
Views: 5127

Re: Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.

wow thats some place.. a wee time warp shop.. Id love to get inside there..
by calamity
Tue Oct 29, 2013 12:31 pm
 
Forum: Photography
Topic: Abandoned vintage shoe shop interior.
Replies: 7
Views: 9127

Re: Tenement Life

Does anyone remember Key Money..... when you were renting a house from a factor you paid this key money.. to me it was a bribe. I remember we moved round the corner to a better room and kitchen and the woman in the house asked for money for leaded glass she was leaving on the bedroom windows and a b...
by calamity
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Tenement Life
Replies: 168
Views: 65923

Re: Garthamlock

Just for Halloween..

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by calamity
Mon Oct 28, 2013 8:08 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Garthamlock
Replies: 10
Views: 5127
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