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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:12 am

glasgowken wrote:I'm sure I read in a book ('The Drumchapel Story' I think) after service the cannon was buried in the foundations of Maryhill Barracks.

Very inreresting story, worth looking into............. :wink:
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Postby glasgowken » Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:20 am

More great photies :D
The Drumchapel village post office building is still there, but with a few new bits built on each side.
A WWII bomb landed just up the road from there, it knocked out the windows of the PO, and blew down the end wall of the church 8O (Not the little Parish church in the photo above. That later became a bakery, and a Radio Rentals workshop ::): )
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Postby HollowHorn » Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:26 am

glasgowken wrote:The Drumchapel village post office building is still there, but with a few new bits built on each side.

Away wi yi man, where exactly? 8O
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Postby glasgowken » Wed Oct 19, 2005 1:36 am

HollowHorn wrote:
glasgowken wrote:The Drumchapel village post office building is still there, but with a few new bits built on each side.

Away wi yi man, where exactly? 8O



Yep, it's now called the 10'O Clock shop, a general grocers/newsagent/off licence. The post office bit has been squeezed down to a small desk inside.
Amazing how much survives from that old photo, the roof line is just the same, but extensions have been built out from each side, with a bookies at the North end.
It's on Garscadden Road, just up from Drumchapel station (about 3 streets away from me :) ).


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Very late edit :-)

Seeing as HH linked to this thread, I thought i'd add this photo of how the old Post Office building looks today.
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Postby glasgowken » Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:45 am

(No real reason to post this photo, but i'm bored, and can't sleep)

The three houses to the right & centre of HH's 1910 photo above. Nice to see them still there, and looking healthy, surrounded by 1950's stuff. The other two houses are also still there, but I forgot to get a photo.

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Postby The_Clincher » Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:56 pm

Some stills from "Just Another Saturday" :wink:

View of Abbotshall Avenue
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View toward Clydebank from Abbotshall Ave
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Verandah, Abbotshall Ave
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Shops at Lochgoin Ave
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View of Halgreen Ave from Abbotshall
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View toward Drumchapel Water tower from the end of Achamore Road presumably
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Postby elgee » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:20 pm

Did the houses in Achamore go so near to the water tower? I thought the tower was always a bit away, across a field. Maybe memory playing tricks cos that is how is theses days and I have only recently been up that way again after 20 + years.
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Postby The_Clincher » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:26 pm

If you went to number 90-odd Achamore, you can still see the water tower up that path from where the actor is walking down.

Walking up that path would take you to Kells Place & Kerfield Place to the left as you walk up it.
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Postby glasgowken » Fri Apr 13, 2007 3:02 am

Brilliant stills Clincher :-D i'll have to get hold of that DVD.

This view shows how close the housing is to the tower.
Late edit: This is from the mid 1980's.
(Apologies, I would credit this photo, but I can't remember where it came from)

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Postby johnnyanglia » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:11 pm

At the expense of being branded an anorak, the photo on page one showing the cars parked at the shops cannot be from 1958. Three cars from the foreground is a Ford Anglia 105E which was not launched until October 1959.
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Postby Josef » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:26 pm

You're an anorak :wink: .

I have several glittery Goodyear stickers that I was given when the factory closed down. 79/80?.
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Postby elgee » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:47 pm

My point was in the still,it looks as if the water tower is almost in the back gardens, only a few feet away. But there is a field where it stands between it and the houses, even today.
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Postby elgee » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:49 pm

Glittery stickers ? How did you come by them ? As a child of a Goodyear employee I insist you explain so I can moan to my dear old dad that we wos robbed ::):
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Postby Josef » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:02 pm

elgee wrote:Glittery stickers ? How did you come by them ? As a child of a Goodyear employee I insist you explain so I can moan to my dear old dad that we wos robbed ::):

Given to me by a - now- long dead relative, so no chance of an explanation there. You're welcome to the stickers, though - they have been cluttering up the inside sleeve of a favourite lp for twenty-five years now.
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Postby MotoMad » Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:48 pm

I mind being in those flats a few years back with my mum. she had a lot up there (housing wummin)
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