turret opposite the Citizens Theatre

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turret opposite the Citizens Theatre

Postby toomse » Wed Mar 11, 2009 5:40 pm

wandering what the top of this turrets doing poking out of the pavement opposite the Citizens Theatre car park on Gorbals Street

these blurry images where taken while driving past - didn't get a chance to look
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Re: turret opposite the Citizens Theatre

Postby cumbo » Wed Mar 11, 2009 7:44 pm

It was a public water fountain that sat next to the weigh bridge at Gushet Faulds
about 500 yards south of its present location. It is now the corner feature of the Gorbals
rose garden.As a child I saw a murderd man lying beside it.
I will try to get a photograph of its original location.
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Re: turret opposite the Citizens Theatre

Postby toomse » Wed Mar 18, 2009 11:29 am

cheers Cumbo

thought I was imagining things when I drove past the day before I took the pics

this is the only image I could come across (screen dump from Scran)
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Re: turret opposite the Citizens Theatre

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:47 pm

toomse wrote:
this is the only image I could come across (screen dump from Scran)


Toomse could you save the mods some work and delete the image and substitute a link to the ScRAn site. They guard their copyright images carefully and have contacted us previously.
"I before E, except after C" works in most cases but there are exceptions.
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Re: turret opposite the Citizens Theatre

Postby crusty_bint » Wed Mar 18, 2009 1:52 pm

Thats a good point Dexter, but I think using the thumbnail with a credit to SCRAN is acceptable. Call me old fashioned.

RE: the point: from the original Past/Present thread:
JamesMc wrote:This is the gushet junction of Cathcart rd and Crown st in the Gorbals some time in the 50s/60s. The church is the St Ninian's Wynd church. On the left can be seen the Greek Thomson Caledonia Rd Church just behind the tenements. The structure in the foreground is a fountain.(Pic and info from "The Gorbals-An Illustrated History" by Eric Eunson - A fantastic book)

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And 2005..

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The remaining identifiers are of course the Thomson Church and railway bridge behind, the general shape of the wasteground and the round patch where the fountain once stood. The church was demolished in the eighties and the tenements behind it were some of the last to go in the Gorbals in the late eighties.

The Fountain did survive however, here it stands in it's new spot opposite the Citizen's theatre

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Re: turret opposite the Citizens Theatre

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:13 pm

crusty_bint wrote:The Fountain did survive however, here it stands in it's new spot opposite the Citizen's theatre

Meeted & greeted it to-day. beautiful.
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