Schipka Pass

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Postby cheesemonster » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:25 pm

interesting! :)
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Postby eltor2ga » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:28 pm

For a businessman, Mr Barton wasn't very good at counting.
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Postby tobester » Tue Mar 20, 2007 7:48 pm

hes a jags fan, were not renowned for counting over 1 (goals scored ::): )
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:21 pm

Fantastic stuff, cheers for sharing this! I had no idea about this tunnel or the history of Schipka Pass as there's virtually nothing on-line about it! In fact, I think you've just made HG the definitive on-line resource on Schipka Pass! ::): Wonder how much of it lies behind the stonework blocking the arch? Not a lot I suppose.

Never knew about the proposed road north of Gallowgate (that would have relegated the ancient road to a minor street!) either!

Thankyou for making HG that bit more interesting today :D
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Mar 20, 2007 10:30 pm

Excelent posts Brian :)
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Postby TEAMSANO » Tue Mar 20, 2007 11:39 pm

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sorry, but im still laughing at the red and white shop sign on the left! ::):
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Postby BrianCharlton » Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:07 am

Aye - I never even noticed that ! Disc What ?
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Postby tedmaul » Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:38 am

Sydney Rosewater wrote:
And my hoose plus half the calton ye cheeky basturt


My apologies, Sydney. Let me take this moment to assure you that your house would be spared.

Okay, I might have worded my original blitzkrieg proposal badly. Can we at least agree that a good part of the Schipka Pass area and surrounds could do with 'something' being done to it?
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:42 pm

This is incredible work everybody.
The maps alone are a major achievement I think. Well done!
This is the best subject there's been on here for ages.
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Postby Kennedy Heroin » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:39 pm

Dick Barton outside Celtic Park during the 'Sack the Board' protests:


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Postby james73 » Thu Mar 22, 2007 1:52 pm

When Martin O'Neill was rumoured to be speaking to Leeds Utd:
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Photoshop fun:
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Postby Hugh U Kidden » Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:08 pm

Hi Brian,
sitting in snowy /wintery Canada I love the article done on Schipka Pass. The time and research is your own but the history belongs to all of us born in Glasgow and was appreciated by me, anyhow.
I have a pet project that I am going to start (someday in the near future)and you with your knowledge of Glasgow may be of assistance to me in your travels.
My hobby is The Great War history and one fact that keeps croping up is that over 127.000 Scotsmen lost their lives in the Great War. If you take the population of Scotland in 1914 appx 5.000.000, say half female so down to 2.500.000, then the young and the aged, maybe down another50% so that leaves 1.250.000 men. Then take the guys in industry/farming/fishing what does that leave?
Only thing that I can conclude is that if you where a Scotsman in that time period 1914/18 during the Great War your life expectancy in the forces was minimal and that does not include being injured.
No wonder Winston Churchill said:
"The only thing wrong with Scotsmen is there is not enough of them"
Great work Brian.
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Postby BrianCharlton » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:32 am

Hi Pete (alias Hugh U Kidden) thanks for your comments, and congrats on your first post (no longer a vigrin now) :wink: I know you have a special interest in the great war, especially relating to Glasgow. So why not start a special thread related to that. As the rules say, do a Search first and if you cant find what you are looking for, then start your own thread on the subject and lots of people with a similar interest will home in and contribute. Regards, Brian C. :D
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Postby HollowHorn » Fri Mar 23, 2007 1:34 am

Nice post, BC :wink:
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Postby Hugh U Kidden » Fri Mar 23, 2007 2:04 am

Hi Brian,
I need more knowledge on how to go about the thread, but will give it a go later, but in regarding your reply can you answer one question...?

WHAT IS A VIGRIN ?????
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