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Thank you Apollo. I have bookmarked the Access Code and will go through it when I get a chance. Although this clarifies the question of access I am still wondering whether the actual walkway along the river at this point is private property, i.e. in the common ownership of the proprietors of the fla...
by viceroy
Sun Mar 27, 2005 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Waterfront Access
Replies: 9
Views: 2922

I appreciate I'm unlikely to get frogmarched off to jail. But it's the principle of the thing that annoys me.
by viceroy
Sun Mar 27, 2005 5:02 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Waterfront Access
Replies: 9
Views: 2922

Waterfront Access

Is anybody else as annoyed as I am by the fact that there is an ugly triple-pointed palisade fence at the western end of the Springfield Quay development which stops you from proceeding further along the riverbank? Whose idea was this? You have to walk round to Mavisbank Gardens [where the General T...
by viceroy
Sun Mar 27, 2005 3:06 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Waterfront Access
Replies: 9
Views: 2922

Hey, I quite like the St. Enoch Centre. So many people seem to hate it. Maybe it's just me. Pity about all the shops though. Get rid of them and the place would look even better.

Agree about the Buchanan Galleries though. Boring!!
by viceroy
Wed Mar 16, 2005 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Choose 3 buildings you'd like to introduce to a bulldozer!
Replies: 210
Views: 75060

What's happened to the Mitre Bar by the way? Felt like popping in there the other week and found it was all shut up. Used to visit it regularly a number of years ago. It was a nice wee pub. Most disappointed.
by viceroy
Wed Mar 09, 2005 6:16 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Anybody got an allotment?
Replies: 14
Views: 3730

It was a very long time ago and I can't really remember. In fact I had completely forgotten about the large window above the loading bay. My feeling is that the whole building was part of the warehousing/despatch operation at the factory. On the other hand maybe it was part of the design department....
by viceroy
Sun Mar 06, 2005 12:56 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Demolition at Templeton's
Replies: 56
Views: 51323

I worked for James Templeton for a short while anno 1968 and I remember that the modern building which eventually became Marcos Leisure Centre was at that time the factory's despatch department. The carpets were warehoused and sent out from there. The entrance to the leisure centre was then the load...
by viceroy
Sun Mar 06, 2005 11:10 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Demolition at Templeton's
Replies: 56
Views: 51323

These posts reminded me of the Polish enclave in St. Peter's Cemetery, not far from the main gate. I wonder how many people [still] know it is there. It is mostly Polish ex-servicemen who lie buried there and it is a very poignant place. I imagine there are not very many of them left now - a piece o...
by viceroy
Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:13 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Convent of the Good Shepherd
Replies: 19
Views: 31458

Does anybody know why part of the canting basin was filled in a while ago, at the south end? Presumably the terrain created is also earmarked for development of some kind or whoever arranged this wouldn't have gone to so much trouble and expense.
by viceroy
Wed Feb 16, 2005 6:58 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Development
Topic: Project Updates: Govan Graving Docks
Replies: 23
Views: 17298

Not exactly central so I'm not sure if it counts [although it's within the city boundary] but one of my favourite buildings is the Burrell Collection. I know next to nothing about architecture but I think it looks great what with all that glass combined with pink sandstone and it's a welcoming build...
by viceroy
Fri Feb 11, 2005 9:57 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Modern but not new buildings
Replies: 32
Views: 17335

The Variety Bar wasn't originally Art Deco of course. It was just refurbished in that particular style a number of years ago. It hasn't been a pub all that long either. It was originally a tailor's shop [Carswells I think], then it became the Kings Arms, in the early 1970's it was renamed The Norsk ...
by viceroy
Wed Feb 09, 2005 9:04 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Modern but not new buildings
Replies: 32
Views: 17335

Different picture but the same location and [I think] the same 8 vans lined up, but taken from a slightly different angle and a bit more close up.
by viceroy
Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:33 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Holland Coachcraft
Replies: 13
Views: 5166

Happened to be in Hillhead at lunchtime so popped into the library there and found a pictorial history of Albion Motors. It contains a picture showing a line-up of these Castlebank Laundry vans and the caption confirms that Holland Coachcraft made the bodies, however it states that the company was b...
by viceroy
Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:07 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Holland Coachcraft
Replies: 13
Views: 5166

There used to be a large laundry near Anniesland Cross called the Castlebank Laundry which operated a fleet of distinctive streamlined vans during the 1930's. Maybe they were built by this company. I came across a picture of these vans about a year ago - can't offhand remember the name of the book b...
by viceroy
Tue Feb 01, 2005 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Holland Coachcraft
Replies: 13
Views: 5166
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