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Postby Mori » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:14 pm

where is the boundary exactly ?
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Postby cumbo » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:15 pm

What is the small stadium that you can see from the M8 next to Asda Govan?
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:19 pm

A greyhound track (I think).
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Postby Mori » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:28 pm

In the middle of the picture is the old Ibrox; to its left is the
old St Anthony’s FC ground. The old White City dog-track is in the foreground, just in front of Bellahouston Park. The venue was for a time also the home of the Glasgow Tigers speedway team.
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:29 pm

There's a few more similar views from the Empire Exhibition thread >here< if you're out in your helicopter any time soon Mo :wink:
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Postby scaryman2u » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:42 pm

cumbo wrote:What is the small stadium that you can see from the M8 next to Asda Govan?


That`ll be Tinto Park, home to Benburb Juniors :wink:
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Postby Socceroo » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:22 pm

Mori wrote:In the middle of the picture is the old Ibrox; to its left is the
old St Anthony’s FC ground. The old White City dog-track is in the foreground, just in front of Bellahouston Park. The venue was for a time also the home of the Glasgow Tigers speedway team.


That's it there are four Stadium in the photo - Ibrox Park - home of Rangers FC - the obvious one in the background. The Albion sits to the right hand side of the Gasometer. The Albion eventually became Rangers Training Ground after it was a football ground and running track, but i understand that it also had Speedway and Dogs at it, as with the White City which sits in the foreground.

St Anthony FC's Ground is to the north west of the Gasometer. It was an absolute death trap to play football on. The local story was that it was bombed during the war, and that when they back filled it the crater settled. The big hollow in the pitch suggested that the story was possibly true.
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Apr 10, 2007 10:36 pm

Also visible, Ibrox bus garage to the left of the gasometer.
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And the police maintenance garages, still in use today.
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Postby JimT » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:05 pm

On the subject of past and present here's couple of Turriff Street (off Pollokshaws Road thro' to Eglinton Street)

Past circa 50/60's
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Postby Schiehallion » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:22 pm

scaryman2u wrote:
cumbo wrote:What is the small stadium that you can see from the M8 next to Asda Govan?


That`ll be Tinto Park, home to Benburb Juniors :wink:


And a grand old lady she is too. Beautiful.

http://www.mikefloate.clara.co.uk/benburb.htm
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Postby cumbo » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:06 pm

Thats great thanks very much for the link Schiehallion 8)
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Postby glasgowken » Sat Apr 14, 2007 1:23 am

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What was that building ?
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Postby Graham » Sat Apr 14, 2007 2:09 pm

What was the name of the clothes shop on the corner of Trongate and King St that always had a sign that filled up all it's windows reading

CLOSING DOWN SALE
at our Paisley Branch

and does anyone have a piccy?
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Postby JimT » Sat Apr 14, 2007 5:37 pm

glasgowken, the building was a jewish school/club. It was one of the last remaining in the area, but closed when the large jewish community in the gorbals began moving away
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Postby glasgowken » Sun Apr 15, 2007 2:23 am

Ah, cheers.
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