Empire Exhibition, 1938

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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby DavidMcD316 » Fri May 25, 2012 8:25 am

excellent thread.
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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby Bridie » Sat May 04, 2013 7:43 am

It's sad when you look back at these old threads and most of the pics are dead :(
Anyway I don't think this has been posted before.
The Real Kings Speech - opening of Empire Exhibition Glasgow

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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby robertpool » Sun May 05, 2013 6:07 am

I can't believe that l did not contribute to this thread .... well l have now.

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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby Bridie » Sun May 05, 2013 8:01 am

Well I'm glad I reminded you, as per usual R.. what a collection!

On another note, I sometimes see newbies (I still count myself as one) apologising for resurrecting an old thread, in my view it's the opposite - bring back some of the old threads and by all means add to them and bring them up to date and to the attention of others.

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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby Josef » Tue May 07, 2013 4:11 pm

The lassie's correct.
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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby Toby Dammit » Wed May 08, 2013 1:04 pm

Here's a few scans of the Tait Building from my copy of the book Lost Buildings, by Jonathan Glancey. "Here was a glimpse into the future" he writes.

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Glancey concludes "Tait's tower was really nothing more than a glorified lift-shaft offering spectacular views accross Glasgow and the Clyde Valley, so its life could never be guaranteed, although the Eiffel Tower in Paris is much the same thing and has endured since 1889 and remains one of the world's most powerful tourist attractions."
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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby DavidMcD316 » Wed May 08, 2013 2:19 pm

Its a shame the tower was flattened, but understandable.

the people in the photos enjoying themselves, sadly not to know what lay around the corner...
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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby Sharon » Tue May 21, 2013 4:28 pm

Beware of yawning dogs.
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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Jan 04, 2014 3:37 pm

Well worth posting this again (from page 2):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/decarts/sets/662511/

And have a look at this fantastic aerial view:

http://www.theglasgowstory.com/imagevie ... =TGSA00402
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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby stevieboy » Sat Jan 04, 2014 5:31 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Well worth posting this again (from page 2):

http://www.flickr.com/photos/decarts/sets/662511/

And have a look at this fantastic aerial view:

http://www.theglasgowstory.com/imagevie ... =TGSA00402

Excellent info I can't believe how much was built on it there was not much park left.
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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby Toby Dammit » Sat Mar 07, 2015 3:59 pm

Found this posted on Facebook today

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Re: Empire Exhibition, 1938

Postby Lucky Poet » Sat Mar 07, 2015 6:23 pm

They certainly filled that site up.

By coincidence, I found this today - a PDF of photos from the 'Scottish Oils and Shell-Mex Limited Information Centre and Cinema', which'll be down there somewhere in that photo.

http://www.scottishshale.co.uk/DigitalA ... 212578.pdf

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