the secret lavvy network: the true meaning

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The secret lavvy network

Postby JamesMc » Thu Apr 21, 2005 7:37 pm

After months of being surrounded by fencing, the Morrison st bogs have finally gone. The site has been filled in with rubble :cry:

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The secret lavvy network.....

Postby kelvin_hall » Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:40 pm

Someone once told me that the "underground" style lavies were strategically placed around the city so in event of civil unrest troops could use them to cover main streets with only a few armed men.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Apr 22, 2005 11:56 am

kelvin_hall wrote:Someone once told me that the "underground" style lavies were strategically placed around the city so in event of civil unrest troops could use them to cover main streets with only a few armed men.



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Postby AMcD » Tue Apr 26, 2005 10:00 am

JamesMc wrote:After months of being surrounded by fencing, the Morrison st bogs have finally gone. The site has been filled in with rubble :cry:
JamesMc.


Some pre-demolition photos...

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Pretty heafty door just for an abandoned bog.
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Postby Apollo » Wed Apr 27, 2005 2:23 pm

Found in a gallery of Dutch pics when the photohost invited me back:

http://www.pictureparking.com/pic.php?pid=20001&mode=M

Not linkable, but worth a look for the message on the lid. Verboden has the obvious translation to English.
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Postby Apollo » Fri Apr 29, 2005 12:55 am

Back of the Barras, along from Glickmans.

Not if you're in a hurry with the steel plating over the top, also note the shiny, new, if rather tiny, brass padlock and chain on the gate.

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Postby Fossil » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:30 pm

Topic's been split folks,
Have a look at this map below. I have located all the toilets that are underground around Glasgow.

There is also an underground toilet just outside the Govan Underground. If anyone else has locations of long lost Toilets located underground add it to the map and name the location.

Fieldon St Location A [Forge steelworks etc]
London Road Location B
Brigdeton Cross Location C
Morrison St Location D
Sauchiehall St Location E
Buccanan St Location F
Wilson St Location G

and at the bottom of jamaica St

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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 8:45 pm

Did you know that the first public Urinals were erected on the 4th October 1850 (4 in total) They were built at either end of the Railway bridge that crosses Paisley Road.

The next to be built was at Glasgow Green near to Jail Square and opened on January 10th 1851.


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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Apr 30, 2005 9:11 pm

Haud oan!

If these lavvies were built more than 100 years ago do they not automaticaly get listed building status?

Should there not be a building preservation order put on some of these structures at least?

Toilet Out Of Order: recently
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Postby Sharon » Sun May 01, 2005 12:37 pm

Apparently there was one at / near the Tolbooth.

When traffic congestion was being discussed removal of the Tolbooth rather than the lavys was mooted.
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Postby panzer » Mon May 02, 2005 11:24 am

Those lavies might have been useful during the 1919 'uprising' , just chuck a few sandbags around them and they'd have been good cover!

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It was wild on George Square on Bloody Friday :twisted:

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Postby Schiehallion » Thu May 12, 2005 12:29 pm

Going by this photo, there was one in Mitchell Street too.

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Postby turbozutek » Thu May 12, 2005 12:31 pm

Nice pics!

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Postby JayKay » Fri May 13, 2005 1:39 pm

Now, if we could just find evidence of tunnels linking them up...
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Postby Fossil » Fri May 13, 2005 3:15 pm

JayKay wrote:Now, if we could just find evidence of tunnels linking them up...


thats the idea JK :wink:

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