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Postby My Kitten » Mon Apr 03, 2006 6:13 pm

I'm doing a project on fairgrounds, mainly Glasgow Green, Vinegar Hill and one in Hawthorn Street, Springburn.

Does anyone have any stories about them that would help me, thanks!
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Re: Fairgrounds

Postby Sharon » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:03 pm

My Kitten wrote:I'm doing a project on fairgrounds, mainly Glasgow Green, Vinegar Hill and one in Hawthorn Street, Springburn.

Does anyone have any stories about me that would help, thanks!


I've all sorts of stories about you... not sure they would ehlp the project though!!! :wink:
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Postby My Kitten » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:07 pm

oops!

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Postby skintobalinto » Mon Apr 03, 2006 7:30 pm

There was one setting up on Toryglen Playing Fields tonight as I was coming home tonight
Where the music stinks, and they water the drinks, ...at the nudie bar
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Re: Fairgrounds

Postby HollowHorn » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:01 pm

My Kitten wrote:Vinegar Hill

Strangly enough, I've been trying to pinpoint the exact whereabouts of the Vinegarhill Show Ground for most of the day. It would appear to be around the "Parkhead Forge" area, can you narrow it down any on Google Earth? There are some good pics of the "Shows" in the Evening Times "Times Past" series.
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Re: Fairgrounds

Postby My Kitten » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:07 pm

HollowHorn wrote:
My Kitten wrote:Vinegar Hill

Strangly enough, I've been trying to pinpoint the exact whereabouts of the Vinegarhill Show Ground for most of the day. It would appear to be around the "Parkhead Forge" area, can you narrow it down any on Google Earth? There are some good pics of the "Shows" in the Evening Times "Times Past" series.


Yeah seems to run from Janefield St to Fielden St, i think.


http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&q=Fielden+Street,+Glasgow+City,+Glasgow,+G31&ll=55.852228,-4.211615&spn=0.002493,0.010815&t=h
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Postby Fossil » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:10 pm

Is it the actual traveller’s sites you’re looking for? Dalmarnocks the way to go

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Postby My Kitten » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:22 pm

Modern Fossil wrote:Is it the actual traveller’s sites you’re looking for? Dalmarnocks the way to go

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I'm in touch with them too, just wanted to see if anyone had any stories of trips.
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Postby HollowHorn » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:23 pm

No, I was trying to pinpoint the actual Show Ground. I am researching the "Wild West" shows that visited Glasgow and came across a pic on Scran of "Broncho Tom" at Vinegarhill in 1915. I have also seen Vinegarhill listed as being near New City Road.
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Postby hazy » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:34 pm

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cant remember where in Glasgow I took this but the place was absolutly dead
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Postby Schiehallion » Mon Apr 03, 2006 8:38 pm

There's a few pictures of Vinegarhill on SCRAN. According to one, it says "Vinegarhill, 483 Gallowgate".
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Postby DickyHart » Mon Apr 03, 2006 9:52 pm

there was the 'showmans guild' in Germiston just off Royston road, its a place these guys used to rest up off season, It houses now, but if i remember correctly, it was mainly the Codona family who used it. Im know this from memory, so it may be worth looking into about them.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Apr 03, 2006 11:27 pm

Anniesland College organises courses fro the Showmen's Guild.

Here's a paragrph on the guild

http://www.shef.ac.uk/nfa/history/showmens_guild/scottish.php
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Postby HollowHorn » Tue Apr 04, 2006 12:08 am

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Anniesland College organises courses fro the Showmen's Guild.


Tsk, tsk, Dex old bean, what sort of School did you attend? Image
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Apr 05, 2006 7:00 am

HollowHorn wrote:
Dexter St. Clair wrote:Anniesland College organises courses fro the Showmen's Guild.


Tsk, tsk, Dex old bean, what sort of School did you attend? Image


Obviously one that didn't teach typing.
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