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Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:36 am
by banjo
john haughey,it was gerry farqhuar i met ,does that name mean anything to you?joe mclory also had a letter published in the clydebank post this week.

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:42 pm
by HollowHorn
Shrapnel damage to Queen Margaret bridge, Wilton St:Image

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This has been posted before, but to put the bridge in context, this building is on the same street (Wilton St.) the part nearest was rebuilt after the bombing (it's fairly obvious where the join ends) again, as has been previously stated, this is one of the last tenements built in Glasgow.

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Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:39 pm
by john_haughey
Thanks Banjo, I don't know this Gerry, he must be Joe's cousin on his father's side. Thanks anyway. John

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:46 pm
by cell
Nice one HH, shrapnel damage always sends a shiver up my spine, it helps bring it home what goes on in wars.

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Fri Apr 15, 2011 4:04 pm
by banjo
my son has given me a few copies on dvd of the bbc programme on the clydebank blitz if anyone requires one just let me know.

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:29 am
by viceroy
Came across this stone in Craigton cemetery, commemorating four of the victims of the bombing at Govan Road, Linthouse on 13th March 1941, when a landmine missed the engineering department at the Stephens shipbuilding yard and hit the tenement opposite - all members of one family.

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They were John Edward Wilson age 30, son of William John & Margery Wilson of 206 Copland Road Ibrox; his wife Jean McDonald Wilson, age 29; their daughter Margery Bleasdale Wilson, age 4; their son Robert Bleasdale Wilson, age 19 months. They all died at 1249 Govan Road.

Seeing their actual place of interment makes you more conscious of them as individuals. They are no longer just names on a list of casualties.

You can still see the gap between the two tenements on Govan Road, just before the roundabout at Moss Road and Linthouse Road. There is a service station there now. Here is a picture which I took yesterday.

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This is another grave marker at Craigton. James Beaton Sinclair, age 19, was the son of Mr. & Mrs. James Sinclair of 162 Paisley Road West. He died during the raid on Nelson Street.

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Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 9:30 am
by viceroy
I did resize these pictures to 640 x 480 but something seems to have happened. Sorry.

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Mon Jul 11, 2011 11:48 pm
by oddjobby
Thanks for posting those pictures Viceroy, it makes it very real. You'd look at your photo and assume it was a picture of a petrol station. The actual detail of what happened made it much more.

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Tue Jul 12, 2011 12:00 am
by The Egg Man
viceroy wrote: ...........

You can still see the gap between the two tenements on Govan Road, just before the roundabout at Moss Road and Linthouse Road. There is a service station there now. Here is a picture which I took yesterday.

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I've driven past that site more often than I can count and it never struck me as having the history it does.

Thanks.

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:37 am
by yoker brian
A googlemap showing the locations of bomb sites, and damaged sustained in Yoker during the raids of 1940, 1941

Purple Marker - bomb site
Red Shading - location of property totally destroyed, demolition & rebuild required
Blue Shading - location of property damaged, repairable
Yellow shading - property damaged by incendiary fire / shrapnel & broken glass

Link to Map

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:12 pm
by Vinny the Mackem
Fascinating!

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 5:45 pm
by Socceroo
Fascinating Bomb map brian.

I don't think Bankhead School was completely destroyed, only a wing of it which was rebuilt in a fairly similar style to the remaining School.

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 7:58 pm
by yoker brian
Socceroo wrote:Fascinating Bomb map brian.

I don't think Bankhead School was completely destroyed, only a wing of it which was rebuilt in a fairly similar style to the remaining School.


Copied from a map in the city archives

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:21 pm
by the researcher
my mum lived on shields road at the paisley road end and used to tell me that the german bombers came overhead most nights trying to bomb the shipyards
she also told me there was an underground air raid shelter in the playground of shields road school but not sure if it was the wallace grove playground or the shields road playground
i was never in the shields road playground but sometimes the janitor used to unlock the gate of the wallace grove playground so that us kids could play in there
anyone else remember the air raid shelter am referring to?

Re: Bombs over Glasgow in WW2

PostPosted: Thu Nov 03, 2011 7:29 pm
by the researcher
yoker brian wrote:
Socceroo wrote:Fascinating Bomb map brian.

I don't think Bankhead School was completely destroyed, only a wing of it which was rebuilt in a fairly similar style to the remaining School.


Copied from a map in the city archives

if you have a month and year it would have most likely have been reported in the paper probably the daily record, would be worth a trawl through them to find the newspaper report about it check the newspaper index in mitchell library as it may be listed in that