Where are all the Water Towers???

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Postby Alex Glass » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:18 pm

Thanks Neil.

You can see the flat roofs of the tenements on Househillmuir Road before they were given a roof by Barratt and what would have been the houses on the other side of Linnhead.
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Postby neilmc » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:32 pm

The scene would still be very recognizable today (apart from the water tower!).
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Postby neilmc » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:48 pm

Ach, here's a proper blow-up of the water tower, taken from my original TIF scan of my neg. You can see the railings on top now:-

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Postby Alex Glass » Mon Aug 27, 2007 8:54 pm

Good one Neil.

I maybe shouldn't say this to you but during the demolition I got a couple of photos taken by the Council's Photographer for some publicity that never materialised.

I was at the controls of the large machine that was responsible for taking the Water Tower apart. I recently asked someone to try and locate the photos but they never got back to me.
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Postby neilmc » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:14 pm

When I was a wee boy staying in Lunderston Drive you got a sweeping vista from my bedroom window. Priesthill looked like it was all the one big building and I thought it was, like, you know, a castle, with the water tower perched on top, where the king of the castle would survey his domain.

Right, it's obviously way past my bedtime.....
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Postby Alex Glass » Mon Aug 27, 2007 9:20 pm

What an imagination Neil :D

You should write books. Good bedtime stories.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Aug 27, 2007 10:38 pm

Alex Glass wrote:Good one Neil.

I maybe shouldn't say this to you but during the demolition I got a couple of photos taken by the Council's Photographer for some publicity that never materialised.

I was at the controls of the large machine that was responsible for taking the Water Tower apart. I recently asked someone to try and locate the photos but they never got back to me.


Aye they're keeping them for when you make your bid for the provost's job:)
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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Aug 28, 2007 12:41 am

Provost Glass, has a certain ring to it...
here i go, it's coming for me through the trees
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Postby Alex Glass » Tue Aug 28, 2007 8:15 pm

Thanks guys but there is no chance that someone like me will ever become Lord Provost.

Oh Dex would that have been a positive or a negative story line for the picture?
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Re: Where are all the Water Towers???

Postby Mr. B » Thu Oct 04, 2007 10:44 pm

This is the Cumbernauld Water Tower.

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Re: Where are all the Water Towers???

Postby SpangleS » Wed May 21, 2008 8:57 pm

so without giving away addresses where do all ya ppl stay :) :mrgreen:
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Postby Gerry_R » Wed Sep 12, 2012 12:15 pm

Sharon wrote:ok, so far:

Got photos:

Cranhill (Y)

Garthamlock (Y)

Barloch (Y)

Bishopbriggs (Y)

Tannochside (Y)


To check out!

Auchinairn

Ruchhill

Faifley/Hardgate

Craigend

Whitehills / Greenhills (E. Kilbride)

Drumchapel

Priesthill (demolished)

Ruchazie / Queenslie


The Ruchill one was demolished, here's an old image from the Britain from Above Website (incidentally you can see what looks like a tunnel portal just to the left of the water tower top centre)
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