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old book

Postby toomse » Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:57 am

A colleague brought this in to work
McPhuns Guide Through Glasgow 1833 edition

It’s very small and fragile (3” x 5”)
Not sure how rare it is but has some interesting stories

FRONT COVER
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INSERT
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CONTENTS_01
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CONTENTS_02
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BOAT STORY
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PRESENT DAY OS MAP HIGHLIGHTS CONOE FIND WITH CONFLICTING DATE AD1781
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Re: old book

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:29 pm

Is that the same McPhun that the park was named for?

Pee ess....McPhun's Steamboat tours:
http://cookfmly.rootsweb.ancestry.com/mcphun1835/
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Re: old book

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Dec 03, 2008 6:35 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Is that the same McPhun that the park was named for?


Obviously not, see second pic down:
http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/Bridgeton/ ... ePark1.htm
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Re: old book

Postby namnavog » Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:34 am

I’m very intrigued by this boat. Done a wee search on Google and found reference to this and another similar boat found some years earlier whilst cutting a sewer in the Stockwell. See HERE

I’m wondering what happened to the boats, were they preserved?
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Re: old book

Postby bastock86 » Thu Dec 04, 2008 9:59 pm

I seem to remember seeing preserved boats in one of the museums when I was younger, cant remember what one but that was possibly them.
A really interesting old book I came across was in Stirling Uni library when i was looking for books for class last year. basicaly, if i remember correctly, it was from the 1860s, and some guy had gone round the elderly residents of Glasgow and recorded stories they told him of Glasgow when they were young and things they had heard from their parents about places. Only got a brief look at it, but the pages I read were full of interesting info, have always meant to go back find it again.
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Re: old book

Postby BenCooper » Thu Dec 04, 2008 10:04 pm

The Kelvingrove before renovation had a dusty dugout canoe hanging from the ceiling, with a hand-lettered sign reading "Canoe found in the River Clyde". No idea where it is now.
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Re: old book

Postby Josef » Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:09 am

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Re: old book

Postby toomse » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:49 pm

Joseph
is this located in a Tongate basement or from a museum exhibition?
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Re: old book

Postby John » Tue Jan 13, 2009 8:54 pm

Is this Tontine Lane?
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Re: old book

Postby Josef » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:04 pm

I think JohnR is almost certainly right, toomse. It was up a lane in the Trongate/Glasgow Cross region.
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Re: old book

Postby John » Tue Jan 13, 2009 9:56 pm

Looking at the map above shows that the boat was found adjacent to where Tontine Lane is now which is why I asked. The tiles also look very familiar.

I used to work in an office which had a nice view of Tontine Lane.
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Re: old book

Postby toomse » Wed Jan 14, 2009 12:00 am

would have thought if it had been located up a lane it would have been trashed by neds within 5 minutes

I remember the basement of the hardware store that used to be on the corner had areas of exposed white tiles at the back
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Re: old book

Postby Josef » Wed Jan 14, 2009 7:25 am

Yes, you'd think, wouldn't you?

It was taken during the last Festival of Light, so it may have been a temporary installation. I have a notion I saw it again recently, but I may well be mistaken.
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Re: old book

Postby Sharon » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:22 am

Pretty sure it's always there... but still wouldn't bet on it :?
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Re: old book

Postby John » Wed Jan 14, 2009 10:35 am

It looks as if it is pretty high up near the ceiling of the pend.
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