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Postby Vladimir » Tue Jun 14, 2005 2:47 pm

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On the same location as the tenements, QA Training and Consulting

''Glasgow has an enviable industrial heritage and has, in recent years, transformed its image. Since its nomination as European City of Culture in 1990 it has developed a reputation as a vibrant multi-cultural centre and also boasts the best shopping centre in Scotland.

QA's Glasgow training centre has been recently refurbished and is conveniently located close to the West End’s University district. All delegates receive a three-course lunch provided onsite.''
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Postby gap74 » Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:12 pm

Since I work nearby and have sod all better to do with my breaks, here's a wee past present...

Couldn't replicate the angle exactly, or it would just have been trees!

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Postby Vladimir » Tue Jun 14, 2005 3:19 pm

Nice one :D
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Postby Vinny the Mackem » Tue Jun 14, 2005 5:54 pm

Yup, that's pretty much the spot. I checked it out this morning and realised that it was not where I thought it was originally. The tenements are New City Road.

The date on the photo on the mitchell's site is given as 1971.

Cheers all, that's one more unexplained photie explained .... incidentally, I'm going to post these in the Past Present thread, been a while since we had one of those!
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Postby Captain Brittles » Tue Jun 14, 2005 6:44 pm

:oops: I forgot all about New City Road being on the other side of the tenements, of course thats where the Woolies was, St.Georges Cross was a considerable shopping area up until they pulled the district apart to build the 'inner ring road' as it used to be called. The concrete on the tenement is rear extensions at the back of some of the shops Vlad. I'm sure Phoenix Rd was a new name (out of the ashes & that).
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Postby anok » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:24 pm

hers one from virtual mitchell dated 1964 and the highrise looks still unfinished[img][img]http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y225/anok71/1964.jpg[/img][/img]
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Postby Vladimir » Fri Jun 17, 2005 3:35 pm

They were built in two stages apparently one starting in 1968 with two towers, the next in 1973 with one.
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Postby johnnyanglia » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:08 pm

The dates in the photos from the "Virtual Website" cannot be trusted. One of the cars in the previous photo is a Mk2 Cortina which was not introduced until mid 1966 making the earlier date totally wrong :)
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Postby paladin » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:17 pm

johnnyanglia wrote:One of the cars in the previous photo is a Mk2 Cortina which was not introduced until mid 1966 making the earlier date totally wrong :)



Well spotted. :)
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Postby johnnyanglia » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:28 pm

Im afraid i am a bit of an anorak about these things. That is how i date all photos !. :)
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Postby johnnyanglia » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:39 pm

Sorry, they are not Cambridge's they are Austin/Morris 1100/1300's. One of the many cars designed to replace the Minor but ending up being produced parallel to it. The Triumph is a nice early Herald :)
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Postby johnnyanglia » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:57 pm

You are a veritable fiend, sir :)
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Postby johnnyanglia » Fri Jun 17, 2005 8:59 pm

A mate used to work for Barnardo's who were based in offices in the building in the photo.
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Postby viceroy » Fri Jun 17, 2005 9:39 pm

Captain Brittles wrote:The rather magnificent building used to be a teacher training college if I remember rightly. Its still there but I don't have a clue what its purpose is now.


Years ago this building used to be referred to as the Normal School which always tickled me pink because it implied by definition that all other schools in Glasgow were abnormal. In fact it was a teacher training college right from the start and it is a very old building dating back to the 1830's. The college was founded by David Stow whose name is of course commemorated in the Stow College nearby. I'm not sure what it is used for now, it functioned as a teachers' centre until quite recently and maybe it still does.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Jun 17, 2005 11:14 pm

I'm not sure what it is used for now, it functioned as a teachers' centre until quite recently and maybe it still does.


No it is a business centre and has been for some time. There are no Teacher centres which is why there is a media inspired uproar when they book into a hotel for in service training.

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