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Postby John » Sun Feb 04, 2007 9:27 pm

A wonderful set of photographs Schiehallion. The Manse Brae one especially so. My dad and his two brothers ran this garage for most of the 1970's when it was a Gulf garage. I have so many memories of going along on a Saturday to hang around.

I have several photos from the period I will have to scan and post.

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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Feb 04, 2007 10:53 pm

viceroy wrote:The shop to the immediate right of the first Leyland Titan bus was a branch of Dunn & Co., a rather old fashioned establishment that specialised in menswear for the More Mature Gentleman. This gave them something of an image problem which is probably why they went out of business eventually.


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Mike Ringer of Fraser Trust is out of this secretive loop nowadays but feels a weird sense of deja vue. Almost a decade ago he joined Dunn & Co, the bluest of high street bloods, to sort out its 180-strong portfolio. Within three years, they were all gone.

He found the company was owned by its pension fund and the stores run as an employment centre. 'It was an archaic structure which did not have profit top of the list,' says Ringer.
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Postby Dugald » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:56 am

Schiehallion, I'm not all that interested in what goes on in the lucrative world of football, or if you prefer, soccer, but I know Cathkin, and recall hearing my football-fan father talk about this fitba' pitch so very often.

On a bicycle tour once I stopped at a hotel up in I think a village called "Gaerloch" (?), away up on the north west coast, not the Gare Loch at the Tail o' the Bank, The fellow who was the cook, and I believe, also the owner, shuffled around with great difficulty. In the course of a conversation with him I learned that he had played football for Third Lanark. Unfortunately, I didn't recall his name despite my being the son of a man who liked Third Lanark and spoke about them very often. However, when I asked for names of contemporary players who played on his team he mentioned the name "Jimmy Carbine".

This man Carbine, whose name I remembered, was the star of the Cathkin team as well as Scotland, and I saw him play at Cathkin back I'd guess, about 1942, but would you believe it was the visit to Cathkin that I recall, not I'm sorry to say, Jimmy Carbine. Thanks for these pictures, Schiehallion, they rung, with some enjoyment, a few old bells.
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Postby Socceroo » Mon Feb 05, 2007 1:24 am

Dugald i think you are getting your football players mixed up.

I don't want to take the thread on a tangent, but here is a link to the story of an old Rangers Player who owns a Hotel at Gairloch and is pretty incapacitated these days not so much from football but more form his time as a soldier in Korea where he was pretty well shot up with a machine gun.

http://heritage.scotsman.com/topics.cfm ... 1668832006

I discovered the article when i was doing some research for the Bombs over Glasgow thread. Wrong War but a very intersting article.
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Postby nodrog » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:56 pm

From the rather lovely 1904 'Illustrated Glasgow and Lanarkshire' (of which the best bits are naturally the adverts....)

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Postby Dugald » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:59 pm

Socceroo wrote:Dugald i think you are getting your football players mixed up.

I don't want to take the thread on a tangent, but here is a link to the story of an old Rangers Player who owns a Hotel at Gairloch and is pretty incapacitated these days not so much from football but more form his time as a soldier in Korea where he was pretty well shot up with a machine gun.

http://heritage.scotsman.com/topics.cfm ... 1668832006

I discovered the article when i was doing some research for the Bombs over Glasgow thread. Wrong War but a very intersting article.


Thank you Socceroo, for the information about the fellow at the Gairloch Hotel. No, I don't think I got my players mixed up. The fellow I spoke with was as old as I am, and he would certainly not have been in the Korean War. He was definitely a Third Lanark player who played along with Jimmy Carbine during WWII... this is what i was told and i checked it out in my journal, so it's not a case of my memory playing tricks. Cheers, dugald.
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Postby glasgowken » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:26 pm

Nice work nodrog, I really love those old Glasgow guide books :)
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Postby Schiehallion » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:47 pm

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Postby Simba » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:54 pm

nodrog wrote:From the rather lovely 1904 'Illustrated Glasgow and Lanarkshire' (of which the best bits are naturally the adverts....)

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That's a really great one - the adverts are always interesting!

Schiehallion - the Cathkin Park one is brilliant. Well done!
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Postby HollowHorn » Mon Feb 05, 2007 10:09 pm

Interesting flags.
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Postby james73 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:03 pm

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Postby John » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:07 pm

Where did it all go James? One of the most long-awaited yet depressing past presents so far.

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Postby james73 » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:08 pm

Actually, I dont understand why they pulled those tenements. Further west they
extended QMD up onto Maryhill Road, but that doesn't explain why these ones
bit the dust. :?



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Postby crusty_bint » Tue Feb 06, 2007 2:31 pm

In light of recent demolitions, I would ask; is an excuse needed? Certainly not now, and definitely not then.

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Postby AlanM » Tue Feb 06, 2007 8:39 pm

very good James, I had that location as a possible for that photo, but wasn't sure how it looked pre demolition.
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