Glasgow's Ghost Streets

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Postby Schiehallion » Fri May 04, 2007 11:48 am

Dexter St. Clair wrote:I'm not saying look on the bright side of life but they have shoes on. look clean and live in a house like many of their contemporaries. Maybe we should be worrying about present day kids being brought up in unhappy homes.


Aye you're right. Let's ditch the leisure pursuit of gabbing over topics on HG. Tell the historians to burn the books. Then we'll have all the time in the world to worry about today's problems all the time.
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Re: Glasgow's Ghost Streets

Postby Graham » Fri May 04, 2007 7:48 pm

e2wufos1 wrote:I've noticed while going along Royston Road on the bus that on the waste ground opposite Stronsay Street and Stroma Street that theres one of the old Concrete lamp posts and always wondered why it's there as the piece of land it's on looks like it used to be an old railway or something.

If I can i'll try and get a photo of it but wondered if anyone can shed some light on this?

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I had a wee swatch whilst I was up that way and here's what I found.......

Your concrete lampost is here right enough, in the middle of nowhere. Looks as if there was something here judging by the wall in the background

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You can see there has been a wide opening just in front of the lampost...

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Whereas further down it looks like a more close-sized one......

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And another one still complete with front steps.....

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Looks like there was something else here until recently too, you can still smell the burnt wood....

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Obviously burning things is a favourite pastime round here......

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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri May 04, 2007 8:01 pm

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Postby Fossil » Fri May 04, 2007 8:06 pm

nice work 8)
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Postby glasgowken » Sat May 05, 2007 1:06 am

This very distant view taken in the early 1960's shows a large slag heap around that spot.

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Postby BTJustice » Sun May 06, 2007 10:55 am

Here are a couple of shots from the remains of the prefab neighbour hood at the corner on Aitkinhead road and prospecthill road.
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You can just about work out where the houses were by the spaces in the hedges where the gates were.
Strangely, all the kerb stones have been lifted.
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Postby Graham » Sun May 06, 2007 11:29 am

Great pics :D I wonder if there are any about online from when the prefabs were still standing. Can you remember when they pulled them down or why? I seem to remember the residents being up in arms when the decision was announced.

It's not as if they were an eyesore (no more than many other newer buidings in the city) and a lot of them had nice wee gardens and were well kept.
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Postby james73 » Sun May 06, 2007 11:59 am

vinny wrote:didn't realise docks were filled in right in front of the co-op building.

That was Kingston Dock.



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Postby glasgowken » Sun May 06, 2007 12:32 pm

I've got a soft spot for those concrete lamp posts :) Wee bit more stylish than the usual bent metal jobby.
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Postby Graham » Sun May 06, 2007 3:45 pm

These?

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Postby glasgowken » Sun May 06, 2007 4:31 pm

Those :)
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Postby Excalibur » Sun May 06, 2007 10:00 pm

Is that last picture from just off Kilmarnock Road, heading into Newlands?

Theres also a road which stretched from the top of Birgidale Rd in Castlemilk to the village of Carmunnock, but has now been blocked off at the Castlemilk end. I've no idea if any posts exist on this however, or if it was anything more than a farm track.
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Postby Graham » Sun May 06, 2007 10:09 pm

Excalibur wrote:Is that last picture from just off Kilmarnock Road, heading into Newlands?



Well spotted :D I must take a wee run up to Castlemilk and see if there is anything left worth taking piccies of
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Postby Peekay » Sun May 06, 2007 11:37 pm

Excalibur wrote:Is that last picture from just off Kilmarnock Road, heading into Newlands?.


It's not Newlands, it's Auldhouse. That's Mossgeil Rd you can see down the wee lane! I live in the 'orrible broon flats at the top of the hill to the right. Great views over Glasgow from the Hillpark shops if anyone is interested.

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Postby Graham » Sun May 06, 2007 11:48 pm

Peekay wrote:
Excalibur wrote:Is that last picture from just off Kilmarnock Road, heading into Newlands?.


It's not Newlands, it's Auldhouse.
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I always thought Auldhouse was out Strathaven way :?
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