The Barras and its future

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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:20 pm

So Paxman was right all along.


The blunder follows the presenter's renaming of the Barras market "Barrass" in an earlier season of the show.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.1968349.0.quiz_host_trips_up_on_city_again.php
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Josef » Wed Jan 16, 2008 9:57 pm

Good stuff, HH. It would never have occurred to me that the name didn't derive from the market.
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:01 pm

Curiouser and Curiouser
PKOCEED1NGS OF THE SOCIETY, APRIL 23, 1888.
V.
ADDITIONAL NOTICES OF YETTS, OR GRATED IRON DOORS, OF
SCOTTISH CASTLES AND TOWERS. BY DAVID CHRISTISON,
M.D., F.S.A. SOOT.
In a paper published in the Proceedings of the Society for 1883, I
described, perhaps too minutely, twenty-four iron-grated doors or " yetts "
peculiar to ancient Scottish castles, and I should not have reverted to
the subject, were it not that twenty-two additional examples have since
become known to me, some of them differing considerably from those
previously described. The number of known yetts, therefore, is now
raised to forty-six, without reckoning three iron gates of exceptional construction
; and although it is quite possible that others may still remain
in obscurity,

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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Josef » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:09 pm

In a paper published in the Proceedings of the Society for 1883, I
described, perhaps too minutely, twenty-four iron-grated doors or " yetts "
peculiar to ancient Scottish castles, and I should not have reverted to
the subject, were it not that twenty-two additional examples have since
become known to me, some of them differing considerably from those
previously described. The number of known yetts, therefore, is now
raised to forty-six, without reckoning three iron gates of exceptional construction
; and although it is quite possible that others may still remain
in obscurity,


Ah. So that's what people talked about before buses were invented.
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby conn75 » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:25 pm

Mmm...iron gates...
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Jan 16, 2008 10:58 pm

:D :D :D
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby crusty_bint » Wed Jan 16, 2008 11:13 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:So Paxman was right all along.
The blunder follows the presenter's renaming of the Barras market "Barrass" in an earlier season of the show.

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/news/display.var.1968349.0.quiz_host_trips_up_on_city_again.php

Like the ET can talk... ::):
ET article wrote:When tracing his family tree for TV's Who Do You Thin Your Are? Paxman was stunned when he visited the East End to see where his family used to live in grinding poverty.


HH, excellent stuff again! Has this conversation debunked the Barras Market?!
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby HollowHorn » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:06 am

Well, it’s certainly dethroned the punctuation pish. :wink:
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby crusty_bint » Thu Jan 17, 2008 12:07 am

::):

For that alone HH you deserve a badge! :D
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Fossil » Thu Jan 17, 2008 8:05 am

crusty_bint wrote:::):

For that alone HH you deserve a badge! :D


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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Doorstop » Thu Jan 17, 2008 10:35 am

I know a bloke with hunners sitting in a drawer. :D
I like him ... He says "Okie Dokie!"
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby HollowHorn » Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:49 pm

Ken Bruce Show, The (1982)
Features on the Barras market in Glasgow.

The Barras

Pit yir hauns up, thers a wummin wi hur legs up, jist yir hauns, hen
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby HollowHorn » Sun Jan 20, 2008 11:43 pm

Was up in the Barras today, place was deserted, don't know if it was the time of year or because we were there late in the afternoon, but even the usual suspects were thin on the ground. The Great Western diversions are a pain in the arse, btw. :evil:
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Mori » Mon Jan 21, 2008 1:32 am

Paras Over the Barras


The play dripped with nostalgia. Set in Glasgow during the Second World War, most of the action takes place in Annie's flat, which she shares with her brother, Wullie McSorley. The story pivots around two events - the impending engagement of Annie's daughter, Rita, and the death of a neighbour, her friend Ina McLatchie's father.

It might not sound like the recipe for hilarity, but Paras Over The Barras is full of the kind of brilliantly observed gallows humour that kept the spirits up in war-torn Glasgow at the time.

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Re: The Barras, Your opinions.

Postby Nick Dooley » Tue Jan 22, 2008 12:33 pm

Hi guys,
First of all I'm new to this forum so hello to you all.
I'm currently doing an architectural and social critique of the Barras.

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I'm interested in what you think. What continues to make people flock to the Barras every week.
Is it the experience of being invoved in a living marketplace?, is it the Barras banter? or is it simply being able to buy an antique bike and a pair of sports socks in the same place?.

Looking forward to hearing your opinions, experiences and stories, no matter whether they be good or bad! :D

Why is it still there in a city centre location even though it offers very little that is authentic?
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