Forest Hall, near Springburn

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Forest Hall, near Springburn

Postby Caltonboy » Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:47 am

does anyone remember it when it was (i think) a childrens home? I think its flats now or something, I remember walking past it as a kid, and it allways gave me the creeps. 8O


any info on the history of the gaff folks?

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Postby TC1 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:12 am

Used to be Barnhill Poorhouse, with over 2000 inmates. See http://www.institutions.org.uk/workhouses/scotland/barnhill_workhouse.htm
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Postby ramor69 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:25 am

I remember when we used to visit my aunties in Possil
and being told that it was Roses Home. Best behaved
kid on the bus every time we passed it I'll telll ye. :roll:
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Postby DickyHart » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:54 am

I was brought up right next to it, used to run about inside its ruins as a kid it was huge. the land is all houses now. the surrounding wall is still there. Our back garden led right up to it. And we used to pay football on the bowling green.
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Postby My Kitten » Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:50 am

ramor69 wrote:I remember when we used to visit my aunties in Possil
and being told that it was Roses Home. Best behaved
kid on the bus every time we passed it I'll telll ye. :roll:


I knew it as an old folks hospital, my gran worked in it.

Some stuff here http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSG00008
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Postby ramor69 » Fri Oct 27, 2006 5:07 pm

Aye, but you know how it is when you're a wean.
I wasn't taking any chances.
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Postby tarzan-bridge » Sat Oct 28, 2006 2:04 pm

I also remember it as an old folks home, in 1971 anyway.
I seem to remember a suggestion that it was the site of the local "poor house".
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