Glasgow Abattoir Duke Street & Pictures

Moderators: John, Sharon, Fossil, Lucky Poet, crusty_bint, Jazza, dazza

Glasgow Abattoir Duke Street & Pictures

Postby Fossil » Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:01 pm

Has anybody been inside of late. I think it's been closed for a few years now. It seems to be in still good condition apart from the windows being smashed. They've still got the Glasgows (s) miles better sign on the Duke street side. It does look impresive through. Who's got info on it and who owns it now? Would like to explore it.
Last edited by Fossil on Sat Jan 08, 2005 5:18 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Bum tit tit bum tit tit play yer hairy banjo
User avatar
Fossil
-
-
 
Posts: 12294
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:07 am
Location: Pitt Street

Postby Jazza » Thu Feb 19, 2004 9:13 pm

:D

Haha i love the Meat loving smiles better chap.

I have passed that place before, there is something earie about the ramp at the side.

Anyone been inside the place?
Eighty percent of success is showing up.
User avatar
Jazza
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 438
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:54 am
Location: Glasgow

The ramp

Postby DickyHart » Fri Feb 20, 2004 10:28 am

The ramp was used to lead the animals up for slaughter, you used to hear the cows mooing loudly at around 2am and then pigs squealing at around 3:30am, you could hear the fear in their noises, the sheep where always surprisingly quiet considering what was just about to happen to them. There was a gate at the bottom to stop escapes, but now and again one would get out. I still the remember the smell from the place.

Stevie
User avatar
DickyHart
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1503
Joined: Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:30 pm
Location: Rutherglen

Postby Fossil » Sat Feb 21, 2004 12:19 am

i remember waiting for a bus across the road going to my aunts and the smell was :oops:.
aw that blood and s*it* me thinks..... 8O
Bum tit tit bum tit tit play yer hairy banjo
User avatar
Fossil
-
-
 
Posts: 12294
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:07 am
Location: Pitt Street

Postby Sharon » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:39 pm

I actually find it slightly strange that until so recently the slaughterhouse was still operational!! Its not something you really expect to find in a city...

Maybe it was a good thing at the time (for it to be in the city) It strikes me that so few people have any contact and knowledge of the animals they eat (or indeed any animals), that removing this step in the process from the views of the city folks just leaves people further removed from the reality of what they eat, and results in the over sentimentalisation and humanisation of animals. Which is of course much talked about it the ongoing country versus town folks debates of latter years.

Of course, that said it may have been the exact opposite and i wouldn't have fancied living next to it whilst it was operational...the smell....ugh!

But at least while it was visible people would still be aware that beef doesn't come from the purple or green polstyrene beasties!!!
Beware of yawning dogs.
User avatar
Sharon
Site Admin
Site Admin
 
Posts: 7486
Joined: Fri Mar 22, 2002 11:30 am
Location: Galloway

Re: Glasgow Abattoir & Pictures

Postby turbozutek » Mon Jan 10, 2005 5:56 pm

The Modern Fossil wrote:Has anybody been inside of late. I think it's been closed for a few years now. It seems to be in still good condition apart from the windows being smashed. They've still got the Glasgows (s) miles better sign on the Duke street side. It does look impresive through. Who's got info on it and who owns it now? Would like to explore it.


Got into the old slaughter house ?? No way !!

What kinda of a lunatic would have the b--ls to do something like that Fossy ?

I guess it's just another location we can't claim to have explored before it's gone for ever. :-(

Chris...
User avatar
turbozutek
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2959
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:56 pm
Location: Central

Postby Apollo » Mon Jan 10, 2005 6:40 pm

Sharon wrote:I actually find it slightly strange that until so recently the slaughterhouse was still operational!!

When did it actually cease to be?

Admittedly not something particularly new, but not that old, I was surprised when I had a closer look at the exterior to see that it had nice shiney stainless steel controlled access/intercom panels fitted to some of the external access routes, though I think you'd be hard pressed to find an unbroken window.
User avatar
Apollo
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2284
Joined: Sun May 09, 2004 10:26 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby turbozutek » Tue Jan 11, 2005 9:10 pm

The mentioned 'dangerous' spikes:

Image

The REAL danger (In my book):

Image

Yes, that's processed Asbestos fibre (powdered) you are looking at there!!

Image
Image
Image

I just wonder about the sanity of the anonymous guy or girl who mailed me these pics!!

:?

Chris...
User avatar
turbozutek
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2959
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:56 pm
Location: Central

Postby Fossil » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:15 pm

What kind of an idiot would go in there though, eh ?
Sooo dangerous!!

Fossil :roll:
Bum tit tit bum tit tit play yer hairy banjo
User avatar
Fossil
-
-
 
Posts: 12294
Joined: Sun Feb 08, 2004 12:07 am
Location: Pitt Street

Postby turbozutek » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:19 pm

The Modern Fossil wrote:What kind of an idiot would go in there though, eh ?
Sooo dangerous!!

Fossil :roll:


Only a complete idiot... Idiot!!

:wink:

Chris...
User avatar
turbozutek
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2959
Joined: Wed Mar 05, 2003 11:56 pm
Location: Central

Postby Apollo » Tue Jan 11, 2005 10:23 pm

Pity about the asbestos, otherwise it would be a nice place to go and have a quiet 'word' or two with some of Glasgow's officialdom. they could be left to 'hang around' and consider the folly of their ways.

David Cronenberg could direct the documentary (Crimewatch re-enactment?) later :twisted:
User avatar
Apollo
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 2284
Joined: Sun May 09, 2004 10:26 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby JamesMc » Mon Feb 07, 2005 7:33 pm

Fantastic shots inside the place...very scary.
On the Melbourne St side, a wee reminder of those slaughtered

Image
I see dead buildings...
User avatar
JamesMc
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 286
Joined: Sun Jul 11, 2004 3:41 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby ant » Thu Mar 31, 2005 6:14 pm

I see the bulldozers have started to demolish the place. Can't say I'll be sorry to see it go, it was an 1960s monstrosity. Hopefully whatever replaces it will make a positive contribution to the city.
ant
Busy bunny
Busy bunny
 
Posts: 24
Joined: Fri Sep 24, 2004 9:58 pm

Postby Alchemist » Thu Mar 31, 2005 11:36 pm

Pity about the asbestos, otherwise it would be a nice place to go and have a quiet 'word' or two with some of Glasgow's officialdom. they could be left to 'hang around' and consider the folly of their ways.


Apollo, love that quote, truely sums it up :D
User avatar
Alchemist
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 549
Joined: Thu Mar 10, 2005 9:57 am
Location: My bed

Re: Glasgow Abattoir Duke Street & Pictures

Postby dry boak » Mon Dec 15, 2008 11:47 pm

What is the Glasgow alternative nowadays to this abattoir?
dry boak
Just settling in
Just settling in
 
Posts: 5
Joined: Mon Dec 08, 2008 5:27 pm

Next

Return to Hidden Glasgow Projects

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 6 guests