Lord Provost's lamplights?

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Lord Provost's lamplights?

Postby cumbo » Tue May 04, 2004 10:18 am

Glasgows fine first citizens the Lord Provosts, used to have a twin set of lamp lights outside there homes With the coat of arms on.I know of a few locations round the city were these can be seen.They dont look out of place in Pollokshields or the west end,I dont think that the most recent lord and lady Provosts,Kelly,Lally,Baird Mossan,Cameron have had them installed.Has Glasgow Council stoped this tradition?
Can anyone help me out with locations so I can get some Photographs.
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Postby My Kitten » Tue May 04, 2004 11:00 am

There used to be some up from Hyndland Station on Churchill Drive (turn left as you come out of the little path.
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Postby Sharon » Tue May 04, 2004 11:05 am

emmar wrote:There used to be some up from Hyndland Station on Churchill Drive (turn left as you come out of the little path.


They are still there. I'll get a photo sometime, its just round the corner from where i stay. :)
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue May 04, 2004 11:06 am

I think might have been a pair of these in or near Seil Drive in Simshill a few years ago. You'll know the area well Cumbo :wink:
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Postby cumbo » Tue May 04, 2004 11:10 am

That might be the' lallys' patch.....bless em ::):
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Postby Seamey » Tue May 04, 2004 12:15 pm

Prince Edward Street, off Victoria Road (was there 5 years ago)
Aytoun Street, Pollokshields (Kelly, was there years ago)
Langa Street, Maryhill (should be round there) (Tommy Dingwall)
Simshill is Lally's
Churchill Drive was Bob Gray
Susan Baird's is in the east end someplace
Liz Cameron is in Scotstoun I think
Mosson is Anderston, Partick, Scotstoun area too

The Lord Provost's office in the City Chambers might help you trace older ones.
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Postby JayKay » Tue May 04, 2004 12:33 pm

ISTR a house in Riddrie with these, cant recall the name of the street but it was just off Riddrie Knowse.
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue May 04, 2004 1:11 pm

Is this them? (Prince Edward St)
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Postby cumbo » Tue May 04, 2004 1:20 pm

Thats them Crusty,although never seen them wall mounted
There are a couple round your way keep your eyes open!
thanks for the other tip offs I'm sure there is another near Kellys,Cheers
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Postby Reverend Scapegoat » Tue May 04, 2004 11:24 pm

Broomfield Avenue, Newton Mearns.

My Mum lives there, s'how I know :)
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Postby Mark » Wed May 05, 2004 7:09 am

There is one at Danes Drive (directly opposite the playfields at Scotstoun Leisure centre - just as you come over the bridge from Westland Drive), when I was a postman I was always curious to find out why they where there. It is a corner house and the lights are mounted into the street outside the gate of the house.

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Postby DJB » Thu May 06, 2004 11:45 am

Mark wrote:There is one at Danes Drive (directly opposite the playfields at Scotstoun Leisure centre - just as you come over the bridge from Westland Drive), when I was a postman I was always curious to find out why they where there. It is a corner house and the lights are mounted into the street outside the gate of the house.

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That's Alex Mosson's lovely pair!
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Postby Ross » Thu May 06, 2004 1:28 pm

emmar wrote:There used to be some up from Hyndland Station on Churchill Drive (turn left as you come out of the little path.

That's where I grew up. We used to say they were haunted for some reason. The house wasn't haunted, but the lamps were. How that was achieved I do not know.

Maybe it wasn't haunted, maybe it was something else. "Poncy", perhaps. Yes, they were either haunted or poncy.

Maybe both. I should've been taking notes on my childhood, really. Sorry.
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Postby Sharon » Thu May 06, 2004 1:32 pm

hahahaa...ross...im trying to imagine how the lamposts could be haunted!!

Did you imagine they could chase you...or that ghosties lived in them????

oh to have a childs imagination once more.....
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Postby dee » Thu May 06, 2004 9:55 pm

lambhill just round from the glenduglas pub.. ::):
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