Tolbooth Steeple and the Mercat Cross

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Postby Alex Glass » Fri Aug 24, 2007 8:53 pm

Thanks Jim

I thought they looked like old photos which hadn't been kept to well.

More views from the Tollbooth

Waiting for a bus or half an hour and then three come along at one time.

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Clocks

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Didn't quite get this one right

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High Street

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Postby Schiehallion » Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:02 am

Alex Glass wrote:Waiting for a bus or half an hour and then three come along at one time.

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Alex, that one is gagging for a past present. Hope you don't mind me cropping it for a comparison..............waiting for a tram and then ten come along at one time.

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I love how you see the barrel roof of St Enoch Station in the old one and the glass roof of the St Enoch Centre in the new one.
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Postby Fossil » Sat Aug 25, 2007 12:53 pm

aaaagh I had the same one to do Schiehallion ::):

anyhoo here's a wee toy First Bus at the cross
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Postby John » Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:23 pm

Thank you schiehallion you have completely made my day. And thanks to Alex for the original.

There is so much depth and meaning for me in seeing these two photographs together. I love to think of the two different photographers, separated by the decades, trudging up the stairs to take the photographs.

Not too much has changed, both photographs show a city street full of people engaged in pretty much the same sort of activities.

I need to go and have a lie down now.

Thanks.

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Postby Schiehallion » Sat Aug 25, 2007 4:41 pm

Spot on John. That's exactly why I love old photos. Too often people think the past belongs to someone else somewhere else. The past is just like yesterday only a bit further away and is full of folk like us with the same issues as us.
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Postby Alex Glass » Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:40 pm

Schiehallion wrote:
Alex Glass wrote:Waiting for a bus or half an hour and then three come along at one time.

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Alex, that one is gagging for a past present. Hope you don't mind me cropping it for a comparison..............waiting for a tram and then ten come along at one time.

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I love how you see the barrel roof of St Enoch Station in the old one and the glass roof of the St Enoch Centre in the new one.


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Anytime Schiehallion. Great work and happy to have been a part of this matching images of the past with the present. But you better put it in the Past Present thread before one of the Mods come down heavy on you.

Agree with everything you and JR have said about this and I know from Fos's post in Past Present also exemplifies those remarks. It is strange to think that two people separated by many decades stood almost on the same spot and took the same or similar photos.
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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:09 pm

Was that all the Bell Ringers or were there more names?
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:11 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Was that all the Bell Ringers or were there more names?


Aye me, Monument & Fossil the other's shat it ::):
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Postby Fossil » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:14 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:
HollowHorn wrote:Was that all the Bell Ringers or were there more names?


Aye me, Monument & Fossil the other's shat it ::):


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Postby tobester » Sun Aug 26, 2007 9:17 pm

Schiehallion wrote:
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I love how you see the barrel roof of St Enoch Station in the old one and the glass roof of the St Enoch Centre in the new one.


A wee timeshift of the 2 pics for you

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Re: Tolbooth Steeple and the Mercat Cross

Postby Mori » Mon May 12, 2008 1:36 pm

Tolbooth Steeple needs £200K to repair cracks

GLASGOW'S historic Tolbooth Steeple is to undergo repair work after cracks were discovered in the structure.
The 126ft-high steeple - which in medieval times witnessed hangings of witches, thieves and murderers - stands in Glasgow Cross and was built in 1636.
A recent survey showed cracked lintels on the building's south face, as well as the need for masonry, guttering and lead repairs.
It is hoped the work - estimated to cost around £200,000 - will be completed by the end of the summer.

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Heavy traffic has caused damage to the Tolbooth Steeple in Glasgow Cross
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Re: Tolbooth Steeple and the Mercat Cross

Postby samscafeamericain » Mon May 12, 2008 5:05 pm

Dear Gawd I am getting vertigo looking at those photos, crackers
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Re: Tolbooth Steeple and the Mercat Cross

Postby glasgowken » Mon May 12, 2008 5:06 pm

I always think it's just a matter of time before a heavy lorry smashes into it :(
It was never intended to stand alone.

A pity the High St couldn't have been re-routed slightly to the east and give the steeple more room, but now that new build has gone up that won't happen.
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Re: Tolbooth Steeple and the Mercat Cross

Postby glasgowken » Wed Aug 06, 2008 8:32 pm

I think these have been shown before, they are from a 1915 report on the future of the Tollbooth steeple.
One idea was to dismantle the steeple and move it across the road where the Mercat building is.

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Re: Tolbooth Steeple and the Mercat Cross

Postby HollowHorn » Thu Aug 07, 2008 6:42 am

Excellent, Kenny, I've never seen those before. Cheers.
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