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Postby glasgowken » Fri Oct 28, 2005 10:16 pm

Great photos. never seen those before.
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Postby Schiehallion » Fri Oct 28, 2005 11:22 pm

Apollo wrote:'Crash in George Square 1954' begs the question:

What's the interesting structure that can be seen built on the square in the background?


That's the old tourist information place. Here it is from the other side at Christmas.

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And in 1962. Note the College Of Building and Printing in the process of being built.

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Postby Apollo » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:36 am

Thanks, I should've known that, but had completely forgotten about it.

That said, the tiered roof and B&W image threw me off, as I thought of it as a plain, single storey block.
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Postby McShad » Sat Oct 29, 2005 6:49 am

Bus aside, some fantastic pictures there.... some worthy of a before and after I reckon.

I like the Hawthorn street flood picture.... the rescue truck is flooded past the cab.... no much of a rescue from that
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Postby james73 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:50 pm

skintobalinto wrote:
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glasgowken wrote:Image

Anyone know where that is? :?



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Is that not where the Holiday Inn Express is now on the Corner of Stockwell St. The bridge may be running into St. Enoch Station

I think you're right - it is Stockwell Street. Strange to see it with the old
rail bridge still there.


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Postby james73 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:53 pm

Schiehallion wrote:
Apollo wrote:'Crash in George Square 1954' begs the question:

What's the interesting structure that can be seen built on the square in the background?


That's the old tourist information place. Here it is from the other side at Christmas.

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And in 1962. Note the College Of Building and Printing in the process of being built.

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Didnt that building survive until the early 80's? Pretty sure I remember it.



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Postby My Kitten » Sat Oct 29, 2005 12:57 pm

[quote="james73"]
Didnt that building survive until the early 80's? Pretty sure I remember it./quote]

I can remember it too. So it must've been there for a good while in the 80's.
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Postby glasgowken » Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:45 pm

I'm sure it was there until at least 1982 ? The building always seemed out of place.
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Postby Mori » Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:54 pm

This illustration of a London bus with an advertisement for the "Glasgow's Miles Better" campaign


Anyone got Actual Glasgow Atlantean Pics with the Smiles better banners on them?.

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Postby Pgcc93 » Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:06 pm

james73 wrote:
skintobalinto wrote:
james73 wrote:
glasgowken wrote:Image

Anyone know where that is? :?



James H


Is that not where the Holiday Inn Express is now on the Corner of Stockwell St. The bridge may be running into St. Enoch Station

I think you're right - it is Stockwell Street. Strange to see it with the old
rail bridge still there.


James H


Stockwell Street railway bridge being demolished in 1978. Looking south towards the Clyde, Gorbals hi rise in background.


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Postby glasgowken » Sat Oct 29, 2005 11:43 pm

james73 wrote:
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That reindeer brings back a lot of memories, just how long did the GCC keep hold of those decorations ?
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Postby McShad » Sun Oct 30, 2005 7:54 am

Stockwell Street railway bridge being demolished in 1978. Looking south towards the Clyde, Gorbals hi rise in background.


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Thats quite a sad picture... the end of an era... again

1978 and B&W?

As for the xmas decorations... I was there the year when they switched on the new lights which are still in use... they boasted how many bulbs were in it.. I laugh and said 'If one blows, do the whole lot go out?'
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Postby james73 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:35 pm

Pgcc93 wrote: Stockwell Street railway bridge being demolished in 1978. Looking south towards the Clyde, Gorbals hi rise in background.


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Great pic. Anymore of St Enoch's sad demise?



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Postby cumbo » Mon Oct 31, 2005 11:58 am

The tourist information building in George Sq was the TB XRay unit for Glasgow.I don't think the Tourist Information Building survived Kellys Glasgows Miles Better revolution.
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Postby Fat Cat » Tue Nov 01, 2005 11:41 am

Modern Fossil wrote:Wa threr any wummin train/tram/bus drivers :?:

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My mother was a clippie in the 50s in Birmingham and she met my dad who was a bus driver. True love over the ticket machine.
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