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dumbarton then and now

Postby My Kitten » Tue Jul 05, 2005 7:27 pm

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Nice church in 1980

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Houses 2005
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Postby Apollo » Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:45 pm

8O

4 star petrol, 42.2 p per litre!

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Postby AMcD » Tue Jul 05, 2005 9:58 pm

Apollo wrote:8O

4 star petrol, 42.2 p per litre!

:roll:


Don't forget the free Coffee mug ! :D
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Postby DMcNay » Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:00 pm

AMcD wrote:
Apollo wrote:8O

4 star petrol, 42.2 p per litre!

:roll:


Don't forget the free Coffee mug ! :D


How did you know about that? I didn't see any signs...
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Postby Apollo » Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:35 am

AMcD wrote:Don't forget the free Coffee mug ! :D

I can't, I've still got a cardboard box with at least a dozen of them in it, and some of the matching bowls that came out later :oops:

(1980 pic Doc, not 2005)
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Postby PlasticDel » Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:49 am

What's the deal with the church steeple? Taken down cause of road vibrations or something?
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Postby My Kitten » Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:24 am

PlasticDel wrote:What's the deal with the church steeple? Taken down cause of road vibrations or something?


Blurb from photo

Buchanan's Garage, Dalreoch around 1980. Remember the days when petrol prices were in imperial and metric? at 42p a litre, petrol was about half of what it is now - whereas whiskey was then £4.15 a bottle and is more than twice that now. Motoring has indeed become cheaper. Tennant's lager was 23 1/2p, a quarter of what it is now, but wait for it - 20 Lambert and Butler were 55p. Dalreoch Garage was, for long, John Buchanan and Son, harking back to the founder. Before becoming a filing station they specialised in leyland cars - Austin, MG and Wolseley. In 1977, Walter Buchanan retired and his son Gordon became part of a Mazda agency, but this was short lived and the BP filing station took over. Beyond the garage is the truncated spire of Dalreoch church, which had been a vacant charge for over ten years at this time, and was later demolished to make way for, almost inevitably, private housing.


All I know about the church is that it was built in 1873 at a cost of £2000 and the congregation amalgamated with Dumbarton West Kirk.

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In 1873 the new parish of Dalreoch was established from the West Bridgend area of Cardross parish and the new church was opened in May of that year. This building was sited about 300 metres from the then Bridgend Church and the two co-existed for many years. In 1967 the minister accepted a call to Kilbirnie and, under a Presbytery plan for four areas of Dumbarton, Dalreoch was refused permission to call a minister to full charge. The church then became an extended vacancy despite the protests and appeals of the Congregation. This situation lasted until April 1984 when the union of Dalreoch and Bridgend Churches to form Dumbarton West Kirk finally came about. Worship in future would be held in the former Bridgend Church. Before the Dalreoch building was demolished, many items were removed for use in other churches and, of course, there are items included within the present building. These include a memorial tablet to a former minister and memorial stained glass windows. The site of the church is now occupied by a small housing development
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Postby DMcNay » Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:10 pm

Apollo wrote:(1980 pic Doc, not 2005)


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I know. It was a joke.

Dumbass. ::):
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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:26 pm

What's the make of Car in the Forecourt?
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Postby Fossil » Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:43 pm

I think its an escort estate

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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:54 pm

How many kids are in the back, at least five? :D
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Postby Pgcc93 » Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:20 pm

Modern Fossil wrote:I think its an escort estate

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looks like it :D

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Postby chas1937 » Mon Jul 25, 2005 7:40 pm

Real strange feeling here as I worked in that garage under Gordon in early70,s .I stayed up road from it in Castlehill under Glasgow overspill plan from1967-74.chas1937
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Postby Paper Hankie » Wed Aug 24, 2005 10:44 pm

I remember my old man buying a Morris 1300 at Buchanans in the early 70's.
Cracking wee motor, white, rg no FXS 583G.....the things you remember ::):
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