pollokshaws road archeology open day

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pollokshaws road archeology open day

Postby mr moto » Sat Sep 22, 2007 11:58 am

i went along to this event today. you are taken around the site by one of the archeologists who gives a very detailed and fascinating talk about the history of the site through the years . also at the end of the tour you have the chance to see and handle some of the finds . ranging from lots of pottery through to old bottles,lead toys,coins and assorted bits and pieces . and do not worry if you have missed todays tour, in about four or five weeks they will have excavated the other side of the site where the greek thompson tenement stood , over on that side they have already uncovered some really interesting stuff ,like the big marble pillar . get yourselves along to the next event in about four or five week,s as the archeologist said that in a few months it will all be gone forever , to make way for the M74 extension .
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Postby Schiehallion » Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:38 pm

Great stuff Mr Moto. Did you get more photos? One of the uncovered lane that runs north south at Devon St?

I'll need to get along to the next one.
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Postby mr moto » Sat Sep 22, 2007 1:50 pm

Schiehallion wrote:Great stuff Mr Moto. Did you get more photos? One of the uncovered lane that runs north south at Devon St?

I'll need to get along to the next one.

i am currently loading lot,s more pics on my website,that will take a while , just click on my name on the left , mr moto , and you will find the link to my site, and click on page 9 on my glasgow pic,s section . not sure if i got any pics of the lane you mentioned, but the site will not be filled in for a while yet i think , so you might still be able to go along and see for yourself ? it,s well worth a visit . :)
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Postby Fossil » Sat Sep 22, 2007 4:48 pm

Great day for photos. Well worth the visit folks. Get down to the next one

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Postby viceroy » Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:03 pm

I went down there this morning and joined the first of the guided tours at 10 o'clock. Nearly all the people in my group were locals who had lived in the tenements on and around the site. It was fascinating to hear them feed all sorts of bits of information to the senior archaeologist which he was unaware of, such as the location of a masonic lodge, which his data indicated had been in a different place. This interaction between experts with their specialised knowledge and ordinary people from the locality with their memories is what it's all about. Well worth a visit indeed.
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Postby Socceroo » Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:31 pm

Really good photos. Foss you make Eglinton Street look like Ephesus. :D

When do the old Foundations date from? Are they very early in the 19th Century?

I have been fortunate enough to find similar foundations in Glasgow on a number of occasions when clearing Sites for new developments. One of the most interesting ones was near the Mitchell Library on Dorset Street where we uncovered tar lined timber sluice drains. I think we gave them to West of Scotland Water as it then was.

We also excavated loom spindles in Paisley on the Site of the old Grants Whisky Plant. Previously it had been Mills before Grants had taken over the Site.

Both finds were before my HG days and the spread of digi cameras :( I'll have a look to see if i have anything worth scanning.
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Postby Blueboy » Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:43 pm

Is the Eglinton Street site where Alexander Thomson's Queen's Park Terrace stood?

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Postby onyirtodd » Sat Sep 22, 2007 5:47 pm

Socceroo wrote:Really good photos. Foss you make Eglinton Street look like Ephesus. :D

When do the old Foundations date from? Are they very early in the 19th Century?

I have been fortunate enough to find similar foundations in Glasgow on a number of occasions when clearing Sites for new developments. One of the most interesting ones was near the Mitchell Library on Dorset Street where we uncovered tar lined timber sluice drains. I think we gave them to West of Scotland Water as it then was.

We also excavated loom spindles in Paisley on the Site of the old Grants Whisky Plant. Previously it had been Mills before Grants had taken over the Site.

Both finds were before my HG days and the spread of digi cameras :( I'll have a look to see if i have anything worth scanning.


I'd love to see anything you have re Dorset Street.
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Postby cumbo » Sun Sep 23, 2007 10:50 am

A few more photos from Dorset Street area
There will be 3 open days along the whole area of the m74 route.
Dixon Blazes and old pottery near the Clyde Iron works.
This is real Hidden Glasgow this stuff and to hear peoples stories was fantastic.

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Postby Schiehallion » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:52 am

Did they say what's happening to the stuff found - I'd assume it would go to The People's Palace?
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Postby cumbo » Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:59 am

They are setting up there own project and a new web site will follow soon.
I'm sure we will get a link and more open days are going ahead.make the effort to go next time!
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Postby StevenJ » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:08 pm

cumbo wrote:There will be 3 open days along the whole area of the m74 route.
Dixon Blazes and old pottery near the Clyde Iron works.
This is real Hidden Glasgow this stuff and to hear peoples stories was fantastic.


When and where exactly?

I always seem to find out about these things with about 2 or zero days notice :roll:
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Postby Fossil » Sun Sep 23, 2007 5:35 pm

StevenJ wrote:
cumbo wrote:There will be 3 open days along the whole area of the m74 route.
Dixon Blazes and old pottery near the Clyde Iron works.
This is real Hidden Glasgow this stuff and to hear peoples stories was fantastic.


When and where exactly?

I always seem to find out about these things with about 2 or zero days notice :roll:


someone will post in whats on so keep an eye out

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Re: pollokshaws road archeology open day

Postby JimT » Sat Sep 29, 2007 7:33 pm

I grew up here at 180-188 Pollokshaws Road. I had no idea of what lay below us. The cobbled lane ran down from Pollokshaws Road then off at right angles. As I recall there were small garage workshops down there owned by Archie Horsley's family. There was also some some cottages here but they went well before my time. Here's some pics from around the area

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10680363@N ... 1481654059

I wonder if they found my James Bond Aston Martin corgi car I lost it doon one of the dunney's :!:
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Re: pollokshaws road archeology open day

Postby mr moto » Sat Oct 06, 2007 11:00 am

here is the link to keep up to date with the next open day,s . just keep checking and the dates will appear when they are confirmed .http://www.transportscotland.gov.uk/headlineprojectpage.aspx?pageID=323
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