Barrowland Ballroom Sign - Listing?

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Postby HollowHorn » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:15 pm

Was up that way on Sunday night:
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Some nice signage inside too:
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Postby Mori » Mon Aug 13, 2007 10:38 pm

thats a great pic HH the sign looks magic ...like something out of a fairytale book. :D
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Re: Barrowland Ballroom Sign - Listing?

Postby Sydney Rosewater » Thu Nov 27, 2008 6:44 pm

Here's a drawing I done of the building last week. The size of the drawing is A4...



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Re: Barrowland Ballroom Sign - Listing?

Postby Peekay » Sat Nov 29, 2008 5:16 pm

Nice piccy SR. Damn sight better than i could do.

One for the musos. Is this a 'real' song that you can name or is it just a pretty painting?

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Re: Barrowland Ballroom Sign - Listing?

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Nov 29, 2008 9:12 pm

I was up there today, that sign is deffo listing.
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Re: Barrowland Ballroom Sign - Listing?

Postby gap74 » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:03 pm

I seem to recall the listing bid was turned down by Historic Scotland, on the grounds that the sign alone didn't have enough merit, but I think that's a bit short-sighted.

It's a traditional ballroom, of which there are pretty much none left intact anywhere else in Scotland. The exterior, sign apart, is hideous, I'll grant, but the interior is pretty much as built in 1960, with all the wee decorative touches that HH has photographed above, as well as etched mirrors and formica bars. And I love the vaulted ceiling in the main auditorium!

It's the kind of timewarp place that someone will probably try to get listed again in a couple of decades, only by then, the place will probably have been gutted for some ill-advised "modernisation".
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Postby big jim » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:11 pm

McShad wrote:That neon costs £8.50 an hour to run... the switch to which is located just behind my stall



you got the butchers andys joint ?
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Postby Josef » Sun Nov 30, 2008 12:48 pm

I think McShad gave up that stall a wee while ago.
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Postby Alex Glass » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:43 pm

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Re: Barrowland Ballroom Sign - Listing?

Postby dimairt » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:23 pm

These scans were taken from the commemorative booklet and invitation issued to mark the re-opening of the Barrowland Ballroom in December 1960.
Thank you Dexter.

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Postby Lucky Poet » Tue Nov 24, 2009 6:39 pm

Those last two photos in particular are just astonishing :D
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Re: Barrowland Ballroom Sign - Listing?

Postby gap74 » Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:35 pm

Absolutely stunning!
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Postby Fossil » Tue Nov 24, 2009 9:53 pm

crackers 8)
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Re: Barrowland Ballroom Sign - Listing?

Postby gap74 » Wed Nov 25, 2009 12:40 am

In a month when a few of my workmates are sporting ludicrous moustaches for some charity thing, along comes Billy McGregor to show them all how it should be done...
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Postby Fossil » Wed Nov 25, 2009 2:01 pm

gap74 wrote:In a month when a few of my workmates are sporting ludicrous moustaches for some charity thing, along comes Billy McGregor to show them all how it should be done...


aye its for prostrate cancer month.
Always good to check it out <ooh> :D
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