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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby My Kitten » Fri Dec 14, 2007 4:46 pm

Thats a tad excessive imho. Id heard lidl was going to be closed that day. Hmm ponders suitable sites for photographery
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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby mr moto » Fri Dec 14, 2007 5:17 pm

i suppose with such a large exclusion zone there is almost no chance of anybody being injured by any loose flying debris , better safe than sorry . i recieved a letter today from the demolition company stating that they will be visiting me sometime in january to discuss being evacuated for the day of the explosions , i just hope i will have a house to go back to ! 8O :)
as for the best area to view the demolitions from ? i will be having a good old wander around the area with my cameras and tripod looking for the best view . but looking at the enormous size of the exclusion zone i might have to invest in a new camera with a decent zoom lens .
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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby My Kitten » Thu Dec 20, 2007 1:54 pm

Found out that the blocks will be taken down a bit and then blown down, dunno how far they will bite them down tho.
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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby Doorstop » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:27 pm

mr moto wrote: . the blue line represents the full exclusion zone , it is a huge area !


That's not an 'exclusion zone' .. that's "Ground Zero".

They should be using cartridge charges and detcord .. it looks like they're planning on a fuel/air bomb. 8O
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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby My Kitten » Sun Jan 13, 2008 4:30 pm

Some progress shots from today

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some more HERE

Also as described by Socceroo..

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The beautiful Betty Burns, the illegitimate daughter of Rabbie Burns and Anna Park. She was born in Leith and then moved to Dumfries where Jeanie Armour, the Bard's understanding wife brought her up.

Through marriage she ended up in Pollokshaws, living at various addresses until she died in 1873.

She was buried in the Old Burgh Churchyard in Pollokshaws also known as the Kirk Lane burial ground and rested there in peace until she was exhumed by HG Forummers in February 2006, scanned posted and eventually sold on e-bay....the trial continues. :roll:


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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby cumbo » Sun Jan 13, 2008 8:21 pm

The Shaws at sunset from Court Knowe Cathcart

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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby BTJustice » Fri Jan 25, 2008 6:21 pm

Not a job I would do for any money 8O

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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby mr moto » Sat Jan 26, 2008 11:57 am

here is a shot from the other side , i am told the scaffolding is being put in place to support something called a blast curtain , it,s job will be to protect the small maisonette,s from any debris when the multi is blown down 8O .
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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby deevlash » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:12 am

Lidl will be shut the day of the blast. Theres no bloody way Ill b going into work with all that asbestos flying around.
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Postby jaimsiem » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:10 pm

escotregen wrote:My Glaswegian folk memory tells me that the expression 'queer folk from the Shaws' came out of the arrival of the 'foreign' speaking Hugenout
(excuse my spelling) Protestant refugees from hideous persecution in France. Does this tally with any one else's knowledge?

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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby glasgowken » Wed Jan 30, 2008 2:20 pm

If you don't leave, can the cops kick the door in and drag you out ?
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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby mr moto » Wed Jan 30, 2008 10:12 pm

glasgowken wrote:If you don't leave, can the cops kick the door in and drag you out ?

they could try ! :twisted: i live literaly just across the road from 12 riverford road , so i think i will get myself out of the way , and find a good vantage point to take video and pic,s from . :mrgreen:
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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby mr moto » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:05 pm

the demolition company have been very busy this week, the huge telescopic white crane in the picture , is constructing an even bigger crane , in huge long section,s . it might be used to remove the lift,s and the lift engines/winders from the top of the multi .
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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby Fossil » Fri Feb 01, 2008 3:06 pm

Fab Shots!
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Re: Pollokshaws

Postby mr moto » Sat Feb 02, 2008 2:53 pm

this is what they have been building all week ! 8O i had to wait for them to lower the top half so i could get it all in frame !
now that,s what you call an impressive erection :P
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