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Postby glasgowken » Fri Apr 06, 2007 7:45 pm

:) That's the stuff, well done you two.
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Postby onyirtodd » Sat Apr 07, 2007 8:55 am

Lane next to what was Ca Va Studios.

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238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Postby My Word » Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:11 pm

McShad wrote:Top end of Hopehill Road, from Garscube Road, is still cobbled


When I worked in Grovepark Street [nxt door to the plastics factory that blew up] many years ago I remember the double lines of long flagstones [say about 3ft. each long and a couple of cobbles wide] on the brae in Hopehill Road and on asking a local auld yin why they were there he answered that they were for the wheels of the carts to ease their journey uphill - in this case - as McShad says - from Maryhill Rd. to Gaspipe Rd.

A wee but interesting detail.
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Postby Graham » Sat Apr 07, 2007 5:29 pm

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Abandoned Scapyard, Barrack St

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End of Monteith Row at Greendyke St
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Postby glasgowken » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:03 pm

Good stuff :)
Btw, did you notice anything interesting left in the old scrapyard ?
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Postby Graham » Sat Apr 07, 2007 7:42 pm

glasgowken wrote:Good stuff :)
Btw, did you notice anything interesting left in the old scrapyard ?


Just the old crane truck at the back, couldn't see what make it was, looked like a Foden or similar
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Postby viceroy » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:10 pm

Didn't realise I had these until this thread jogged my memory. Two pics taken on a dreich afternoon early last year showing a forgotten fragment of Shields Road in its original state.

Looking towards Paisley Road West:

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Looking towards Scotland St:

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Some landscaping has taken place here recently so the scene has changed slightly since these pictures were taken.

Incidentally, is there a difference between cobbles and setts? Cobbles I have always assumed are rounded so that most of what we have actually seen so far are [granite] setts. In any case I think 'setts' is the word most commonly used in Scotland. Can anybody elaborate on this?

Very many Glasgow streets of course have their original setts still in situ beneath the tarmac, as can often be seen when the tarmac deteriorates [particularly near the kerb] or when surface repairs are being attended to.
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Postby Smartalex » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:42 pm

Gordon Lane off Mitchell Lane:-
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Postby Graham » Sun Apr 08, 2007 7:59 pm

Not Glasgow, but plenty of cobbles......


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Postby Hoey St » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:18 pm

Setts are the correct term for what we generally call cobbles. Cobbles are rounded and were popular before the Setts took over as stone cutting technology advanced during the 19th century. In Scandinavia you stille see much of styles as the can better withstand the freezing winters, unlike tarmacadam which is easily "burst" if water gets under it and freezes.
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Postby Peekay » Mon Apr 09, 2007 12:24 pm

http://www.steptoesyard.co.uk/stone_brick_cobbles.asp

Here says it's more of a locality/perception thing. Interesting to see the three most common designs too! Examples of which are above.

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Postby james73 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:00 pm

viceroy wrote:Didn't realise I had these until this thread jogged my memory. Two pics taken on a dreich afternoon early last year showing a forgotten fragment of Shields Road in its original state.

Looking towards Paisley Road West:

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Looking towards Scotland St:

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Some landscaping has taken place here recently so the scene has changed slightly since these pictures were taken.

Incidentally, is there a difference between cobbles and setts? Cobbles I have always assumed are rounded so that most of what we have actually seen so far are [granite] setts. In any case I think 'setts' is the word most commonly used in Scotland. Can anybody elaborate on this?

Very many Glasgow streets of course have their original setts still in situ beneath the tarmac, as can often be seen when the tarmac deteriorates [particularly near the kerb] or when surface repairs are being attended to.

I used to walk down there every day for two years. It's been tidied up quite a
lot since then. 8O



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Postby tobester » Mon Apr 09, 2007 3:32 pm

Buccleuch Lane

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Postby glasgowken » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:27 pm

That's an odd one, more like crazy paving :)
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Postby Josef » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:33 pm

glasgowken wrote:That's an odd one, more like crazy paving :)
It's the random style, according to PeeKay's link.

Most of the lanes in Garnethill are still cobbled, but in fairly dreadful nick.
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