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Postby turbozutek » Wed Oct 20, 2004 10:56 pm

The Modern Fossil wrote:..they not bad TZ..... some have the ballroom (demolished) which was in the center courtyard beside the clock..
others of the buildings..... and building work..

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Yeah, I wondered what that might have been as I walked along it's tunnel.

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Postby DC » Thu Oct 21, 2004 5:30 pm

are they in the public domain?
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Postby Fossil » Fri Oct 22, 2004 5:15 pm

DC wrote:are they in the public domain?


..sorry DC. I might post some sometime :wink:

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Postby mgibson » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:23 pm

Does anyone have any photos of Duke Street Hospital, or any information about it?
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Postby turbozutek » Tue Oct 26, 2004 12:57 pm

mgibson wrote:Does anyone have any photos of Duke Street Hospital, or any information about it?


Yep, it was just off Duke St. and yes, it was a hospital.

All I know really. :oops:

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Postby Apollo » Tue Oct 26, 2004 2:45 pm

Probably the most important building in Glasgow, I was born there ::):.

Don't know if there was something in the water back then, but I'm told I was the only boy delivered at the time, and the nurses had to stop the other mothers constantly coming for a look. Must be a wummin thing 8O

The Eastern District Hospital (usually known as Duke St Hospital) was built as a 240 bed acute hospital by Glasgow Parish Council and opened in 1904. It has been suggested that the hospital contained the first psychiatric assessment wards to be incorporated in a Scottish general hospital. In 1930 it was transferred to Glasgow Corporation and in 1948 came into the National Health Service under the Board of Management for Glasgow Royal Infirmary. A new maternity unit was added in the 1940s and upgrading of facilities continued through the 1950s. A psychiatric out-patients department was opened in 1970. Duke St was placed in the Eastern District of the Greater Glasgow Health Board in 1974. In 1977 the maternity unit was transferred to the new Rutherglen Maternity Hospital. Thereafter the hospital became a geriatric unit. It closed in 1992.

Map and layout on this page: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~peter/workhouse/ ... sgow.shtml which says it closed in 1996. Not much other detail after a quick search though.

In later years, the best thing was to be a visitor. This meant a visit to the little white home-made sweet shop that used to lie between the hospital and the traffic lights. Their products were superb.

As the area was developed (that word again) the shop migrated across the junction and to the other side of the road. Although it looked very similar, the home-made aspect had gone and all it sold was the mass produced stuff.
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Postby DC » Mon Nov 22, 2004 7:13 pm

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Leverndale Hospital in 1997.
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Postby Sharon » Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:34 pm

I mailed Bishoploch this morning just to see what the current status of the Gatloch Development plans are, given that its a good 2 years since they moved onsite, demolished the corridors then did....... NOTHING!!

I got a mail back though...

"This project is now on site with the first showhouses being launched at easter."

Has anyone been near Gartloch lately? I am curious to know whats actually been done AND where, cos its not all that long since we were up there and nothing had been touched!

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Postby DickyHart » Tue Jan 25, 2005 3:37 pm

i can take a run up if ya like.
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
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Postby downward_spiral » Thu Feb 03, 2005 10:08 pm

I took a few shots a couple of years ago. I never did get inside.

The security guard was absolutely pished though, and with a bit of convincing he let us through the fence for an (escorted) wander around the buildings.. outside only.

They're on my site if you want a look. Address is in my signature.

Did anyone notice the tunnel? There's a strange rusted metal structure on the far edege of the grounds which encloses a slightly claustrophobic passageway underneath the buildings.

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Postby jim » Mon Feb 14, 2005 7:59 pm

Today, at the City Chambers, I attended the opening of the Gartloch time capsule, placed under the nurses accommodation building in September of 1898.

The contents of the copper cylinder included:

The Daily Record
The Evening Times
Glasgow Observer & Catholic Herald (I think)
The Bailie (some kind of council rag?)
Coins (from a farthing to a crown) and notes.
Various bits and bobs from the Glasgow Lunacy Board (seriously).
And other stuff which I can't remember. Mainly minutes of meetings and a beautifully hand-written list of contents.

As far as I know it will initially go to the Mitchell and then go on display somewhere in the community. No idea when.

Quite a moment, but the council seemed to have kept it pretty low key. It was in conjunction with a mental health seminar, but there were no press?

We filmed the whole thing but I'm not sure when this will be shown, if ever.

The newspapers (which we got to handle along with everything else) were full of massacres and uprisings in the middle east (and Crete?). No change there then.
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Postby escotregen » Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:16 pm

Jim what a lucky guy to have attended such a unique event. It would have had my nerves tingling - but maybe that would just have been the effect of the 'bits and bobs' :)
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Postby Sharon » Mon Feb 14, 2005 8:29 pm

Wow, this sounds like a wonderful thing to have had a chance to see and to handle!

I take it this means that development work is begining at the "whitey" - nurses block?
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Postby jim » Mon Feb 14, 2005 9:52 pm

I didn't mention it on Sunday because I knew I was filming something, but not what it was until today.
Hopefully it won't disappear into some vast archive never to be seen again!
Remember that shot at the end of Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade where the camera pans up to show this vast warehouse full of lord knows what!
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Feb 15, 2005 11:58 pm

"The Bailie (some kind of council rag?)"

Whit in 1898?

The Baillie was a Glasgow magazine that featured short stories, sketches and cartoons. Nothing to dae wi the cooncil.
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