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Postby Fossil » Sun Jun 06, 2004 6:16 pm

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Postby escotregen » Sun Jun 06, 2004 7:50 pm

Fossil I have just picked up on your reproduction of the tram in Dukes Road Burnside (which as you may know was the terminus... just forward a bit from the shown location). Really good stuff, especially, as others have said, right down to getting the trains running on time. I'm doing some local enquiries about this location in the hope of uncovering photographs of the WW2 brick public bomb shelters built on this road.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:35 pm

Thanks The_Clincher brings back memories of my first car in 1993 a wee Mini Mayfair done up custom fashion. Recaro Bucket seats, Alley Cats all round with wheel spacers and a bean can exhaust finished in metalic green. Tres' Chic! 8)
I'll put up a pic of her/it. :?: :D
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Postby The_Clincher » Sun Jun 06, 2004 9:50 pm

Sounds good! :D Would love to see it :)
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Postby purplegrum » Mon Jun 07, 2004 5:57 pm

Love the Mini PGCC93! My mate has one, he let me drive it once... but I found it a bit hard at 6'2 to actually get in and out of the thing, i asked him how to put the seat back (all innocently too) and he told me that it was back as far as it went.. :)... felt like it was nailed to the road tho!
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Postby Fossil » Wed Jun 09, 2004 9:18 pm

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What was wrong with the original Boots Corner?

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Postby james73 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:37 pm

The Modern Fossil wrote:Image
What was wrong with the original Boots Corner?


Do you mean, why did they pull the original building down, or why did they
cover it in that stupid cladding?

I dunno, and I dunno. :D





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He's over there...
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Postby Pgcc93 » Wed Jun 09, 2004 10:48 pm

Great old & new pic Mod Foss taken right outside your favourite Gentleman's Cinema 'The Classic Grand' What "confessions of" pic was being screened in the 1970's picture as a matter of interest :?:
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Postby Fossil » Mon Jun 14, 2004 7:03 pm

At the Barras/London Road
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Postby The_Clincher » Mon Jun 14, 2004 8:54 pm

Cool piccy....i used to think those amusements were ALWAYS there! :) Played many a game of "Moon Cresta"/"Defender"/"Battlezone" in there! :wink:
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Postby Ronnie » Wed Jun 16, 2004 6:52 pm

Nice reminder of the er, gentleman's cinema, PG, but wasn't it called the Classic Gland? There was also an er, "gentleman's gentleman" cinema in Renfield Street, opposite Drury Street.
I saw "2001: A Space Odessy" by Stanley Kubrick in the first one, and "Scorpio Rising" (or similar) by Kenneth Anger in the second. My abiding memory of the Renfield Street place was just how *sticky* the carpet was. :?
Gordon I'm sure will know the name (and indeed history) of these palaces of delights.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:10 pm

duncan wrote:good one pgcc, that doorway looks somewhat monumental - where is it?

It's the former Argyle Motor/Torpedo/Morris Cars Factory outside Glasgow. :wink:
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Postby duncan » Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:30 pm

Pgcc93 wrote:It's the former Argyle Motor/Torpedo/Morris Cars Factory outside Glasgow.


the place up near Loch Lomond? .... what's the deal with the old Hillman Imp factory at Linwood - is that still in existence?
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Postby duncan » Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:34 pm

nevermind, the trusty Gazetteer confirms it's fate:
http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/towns/t ... t1173.html
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Postby turbozutek » Wed Jun 16, 2004 10:49 pm

duncan wrote:nevermind, the trusty Gazetteer confirms it's fate:
http://www.geo.ed.ac.uk/scotgaz/towns/t ... t1173.html


What it does not mention though is that there IS still a bit of the building left!!

The St James Business Center across from the Phoenix Cinema was the main offices / entrances to the old Chrysler / Hillman building.

Now it just looks run down and nasty - with only half the units actually taken up.

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