Glasgow Garden Festival 1988

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Postby Gazzathecoigne » Wed Sep 01, 2004 1:48 am

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Top of the old Tram Depot. Has since been converted into offices.
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Postby martin » Wed Sep 01, 2004 6:35 am

Gazzathecoigne wrote:Top of the old Tram Depot. Has since been converted into offices.
including the studios of Beat 106, oddly enough.
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Postby Gazzathecoigne » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:22 am

martin wrote:
Gazzathecoigne wrote:Top of the old Tram Depot. Has since been converted into offices.
including the studios of Beat 106, oddly enough.


Yeah. Masive radio station, yet they only seem to have one 4x4 in the carpark at any one time?
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Postby Sylvia » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:34 am

kirkyguy wrote: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..


That was Big Rory and Wee Malky.I've got pics but no scanner.....sorry.
The duo also did a Sand-dance on the High Street. I wonder what happened to them.Does anyone else remember the people with the flowerpots on their heads? :)
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Postby Sharon » Wed Sep 01, 2004 10:35 am

No, but I rememebr a talking cactus.
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Postby deebers » Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:05 pm

Hmmm - I was 14 when this all happened, but I was going through a rebellious stage when it was uncool to make an effort for anything.

I only visited the Garden Festival twice!

I went once with my school and once on a rainy day with my mum and gran. I do remember they changed the decor of Finnieston Station to include pictures of the festival on the walls though. And jeez - I remember the map!

Looking at the pictures doesn't really spur any particular memories with me but I do remember going on the Coca-Cola rollercoaster and going on the tram with my gran. Was there a fountain? I vagely remember the boats in the Clyde.

Good to see it all back - I wish I could remember more!
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Postby Speedbird » Sun Sep 12, 2004 6:43 pm

Wish you hadn't been so daft and gone some more, or that you could just remember more??
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:00 pm

deebers wrote:Hmmm - I was 14.

I only visited the Garden Festival twice!

Looking at the pictures doesn't really spur any particular memories with me but I do remember going on the Coca-Cola rollercoaster and going on the tram with my gran.




Here's a ticket from the Garden Festival dated 4th July 1988, I took my wee brother to it that day. (he was also 14 IIRC deebers. Pure coincedence of course :D )

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Made him do the Coca-Cola Rollercoaster for his sins :twisted:
never made it up the Clydedale Bank Tower as it was mobbed.

Unlike the Science tower :!: this actualy worked :D

Kept the ticket just in case they did refunds ::):
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Postby Apollo » Tue Sep 28, 2004 9:19 pm

But we had to be able to sell the CB tower afterwards.
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Postby JamesMc » Wed Jan 12, 2005 8:48 pm

I see dead buildings...
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Postby crazygray23 » Fri Jan 14, 2005 9:48 pm

all i can remember was the crystal pavillion with the boats in the water around it and the railway line going over the clyde
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Postby Apollo » Wed Mar 09, 2005 10:52 am

Don't know if the list is definitve, but found this list posted by someone reflecting on the first Garden Festival.

Held at 2 yearly intervals in old industrial areas:
1984 Liverpool
1986 Stoke
1988 Glasgow
1990 Gateshead
1992 South Wales
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Postby mustardman » Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:47 pm

I still have a programme from the garden festival, with Prince Charles/Diana on the front. I'll rake it out at one point and maybe stick some scans on!!
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Postby DMcNay » Tue Mar 22, 2005 2:43 pm

My mum still has a copy of that. There's not a lot of photos in it if I remember properly.

She also has the promotional video. It might be worth a watch, given that it I think it has some sort of time-lapse shot showing the site developing into the Festival site.

Must borrow that off her....
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Postby Gazzathecoigne » Sat Mar 26, 2005 10:48 am

Dr. Lightning wrote:My mum still has a copy of that. There's not a lot of photos in it if I remember properly.

She also has the promotional video. It might be worth a watch, given that it I think it has some sort of time-lapse shot showing the site developing into the Festival site.

Must borrow that off her....


Is that the same video they used to show in the cinema, in the old Glasgow street in the transport museum maybe?
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