Glasgow Garden Festival 1988

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Postby DMcNay » Fri May 07, 2004 2:30 pm

Sharon wrote:do they have the flowers logo too???


There's a garden centre in Bannockburn which , for some reason, is using the Garden Festival logo...
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Postby Sharon » Fri May 07, 2004 2:34 pm

that'll be it, knew id seen one somewhere!!
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Postby DMcNay » Fri May 07, 2004 2:39 pm

I was wracking my brains trying to remember where it was, I thought it was Carluke!

Then I remembered I'd been in Stirling a week past on Saturday...
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Postby JayKay » Fri May 07, 2004 3:33 pm

dr_lightning wrote:I think they also have the fountain that looks like a tap suspended in mid-air.


I dont think this is the case...I'll check though. I think it's just the giant fork & trowel.
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Postby Fossil » Fri May 07, 2004 6:07 pm

dr_lightning wrote:
JayKay wrote:A giant garden fork and trowel that were in the GF are now at Dobbie's garden centre, Cumbernauld and visible from the A80. Can get a pic if needed as it's in my 'hood.



I think they also have the fountain that looks like a tap suspended in mid-air.


I all so seem to remember there was a fountain that had cups and saucers as the attraction. Also there was a tour round some High Tec flats :? and the trams…

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Postby JayKay » Fri May 07, 2004 6:32 pm

The Modern Fossil wrote:I all so seem to remember there was a fountain that had cups and saucers as the attraction. Also there was a tour round some High Tec flats :? and the trams…

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yeah, I remember the flats. Friend of mine worked there for the duration of the event. Was basically just a marketing spiel for the yuppie pads that opened in that area.
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Postby nuttytigger » Fri May 07, 2004 10:25 pm

when was the festival i think i can remember going but i was really young probs about 5 or 6 depending on when it was :)
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Postby martin » Fri May 07, 2004 10:35 pm

nuttytigger wrote:when was the festival i think i can remember going but i was really young probs about 5 or 6 depending on when it was :)


It was 1988. I was just 5 as well.
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Postby crusty_bint » Fri May 07, 2004 11:38 pm

I seem to remember a big plastic bit of swiss cheese too that had holes you could climb through. I also remember the balloon race... now that was a spectacle!!! I was living in Shettleston at the time and remember the balloons coming over. There was one like a champagne bottle that landed in my street, (St. Mark St) and was only down for a matter of minutes but I managed to get a 4 foot inflatable champagne bottle from the pilot... captain... whatever! I was dead chuffed as well... Supermaket Sweep had just started that year I think ::):

...I long for the days when i was content with a blow-up toy!



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Postby nuttytigger » Sat May 08, 2004 6:21 pm

ahh, i was only 4, a wee young thing, that probably why i cant remember any of it really
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Postby kirkyguy » Sat May 08, 2004 10:48 pm

A guy on stilts pretending to be a mammy with a wane in a pram shouting to peeps....thats all i can remember of it..
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Postby john-g » Sun May 09, 2004 11:04 am

My dad took loads of photos of the Empire Exhibition when he was fourteen.

Once I've got them scanned would anyone be interested in seeing them?


Why ask? Post man! Are they colour? I paid a tenner for some colour shots, the place looked incredible.

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Postby john-g » Sun May 09, 2004 11:07 am

PS all I can remember about the garden festival was a giant badger set that scared the shit out of me, that and those sticky hands that you could lasoo around folk covering them in gunk, but then that could have been something else entirely, my memory isn't too hot.
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Postby DMcNay » Sun May 09, 2004 11:47 am

john wrote:
My dad took loads of photos of the Empire Exhibition when he was fourteen.

Once I've got them scanned would anyone be interested in seeing them?


Why ask? Post man! Are they colour? I paid a tenner for some colour shots, the place looked incredible.



Fraid not. Black and white, buth they are in a nice wee souveneir album...

I'll get scanning them tonight if I get time.
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Postby DMcNay » Sun May 09, 2004 11:58 am

john wrote:
My dad took loads of photos of the Empire Exhibition when he was fourteen.

Once I've got them scanned would anyone be interested in seeing them?


Why ask? Post man!


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