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Postby johnnyanglia » Sun May 20, 2007 11:02 pm

How about the brilliantly named "Avenue Street" at Farme Cross near Dalmarnock.
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Postby HollowHorn » Mon May 21, 2007 12:00 am

johnnyanglia wrote:How about the brilliantly named "Avenue Street" at Farme Cross near Dalmarnock.

What say you, JR? ::): ::):
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Postby ramor69 » Fri May 25, 2007 5:48 pm

johnnyanglia wrote:How about the brilliantly named "Avenue Street" at Farme Cross near Dalmarnock.


I had to collect my car from the pound in
Avenue Street after it had been lifted by
the cooncil. :evil:

That was in Bridgeton behind London Road
cop shop. Is there another Avenue Street
so close to this one? :?
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Postby John » Sat May 26, 2007 9:23 am

ramor69 wrote:
johnnyanglia wrote:How about the brilliantly named "Avenue Street" at Farme Cross near Dalmarnock.


I had to collect my car from the pound in
Avenue Street after it had been lifted by
the cooncil. :evil:

That was in Bridgeton behind London Road
cop shop. Is there another Avenue Street
so close to this one? :?


Yes, there is one just past Farme Cross off Cambuslang Road. I lived there when I was a nipper.
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Tue May 29, 2007 10:47 am

I'm sure i've posted this somewhere else but it woulda been ages ago so...

My mate used to live in East Kilbirde and it used to confuse the hell outta me when we'd be in the pub and the guy next to us would ask the Barman to get him a cab for Mull or Tiree. Turned out there's a whole estate named after islands. Not Mull street or Tiree road either, just Mull or Tirree.
They've got another estate named after Shakespearean characters. Driver, macbeth please. One of the streets up there's called Sadlers Wells. bizarre.
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Postby John » Tue May 29, 2007 11:55 am

HollowHorn wrote:
johnnyanglia wrote:How about the brilliantly named "Avenue Street" at Farme Cross near Dalmarnock.

What say you, JR? ::): ::):


Oh go on then... Here's a photie I never tire of sharing of me and my sister in Avenue Street circa 1969/1970.

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It is all gone now and I feel like shedding a tear everytime I pass.
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Postby cumbo » Tue May 29, 2007 4:08 pm

What was the factory in the background John?
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Postby John » Tue May 29, 2007 5:57 pm

cumbo wrote:What was the factory in the background John?


I haven't been able to find out cumbo. I zoomed right in on the sign but the letters can't be read.

I may have to dig out some of my old maps.
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Postby cumbo » Tue May 29, 2007 5:59 pm

Heavy chimney evidence ::):
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Postby Gteman » Tue May 29, 2007 7:08 pm

I remember that roof well, tho I can't remember what the place was.

I know a man who will know so if no one beats me to it I'll try find out and post up tomorrow.
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Re: Street names

Postby floweredpig » Tue Sep 22, 2009 12:33 pm

Found a book this morning in The Book Pedlar in Shawlands Arcade called Glasgow Street Names by Carol Foreman
for only £3.00 published by Birlinn Ltd

Wheras its by no means comprehensive it gives meanings and stories behind some of the more unusual streetnames and longer descriptions on the development of the the main thoroughfares.

They are stacked near the door should anyone want to have a look.
A great buy.
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Postby hungryjoe » Tue Sep 22, 2009 1:36 pm

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
The_Clincher wrote:Weird sounding street names? "Clayslaps Road" off Sauchiehall street must be a candidate.


I understand that's the shortest road in Glasgow.

I always thought that Littlehill street in Springburn was the shortest. Of course, it's not a road.

Slaps are common enough in Ayrshire."A gap or opening in a wall, fence, hedge or the like, whether intentionally or accidentally caused, a breach" from http://www.google.co.uk/url?sa=t&source ... bI3X9mTr1A There's a Clayslaps road in Bellfield in Kilmarnock, and a Waterslap in Fenwick.

Another is sheugh (a ditch) There's a Mansesheugh in Fenwick. I've heard a woman's axewound referred to as "her sheugh" or someone complaining that sweat was running down the sheugh of their arse.

There's a Round Riding Roand in Dumbarton.

On my travels I've come across a few Bowling Green Roads, but Strathaven has a Quoiting Green Road
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Re: Street names

Postby hungryjoe » Tue Sep 22, 2009 2:13 pm

Taxi drivers used to assure me that no two streets in Glasgow had the same name. I won a few pints/fivers on this one:
GIBSON STREET (Hillhead), named for John Gibson, the superior. It had previously been called King Street.

GIBSON STREET (off Gallowgate Street) is named for James Gibson, a joiner, who feued the ground and formed the street.

There's a big estate in Kilmarnock (Whitecraig) where all of the Streets are named after places in Ayrshire. Only East Ayrshire Cooncil could misspell an Ayrshire place. Ladies and Gentlemen I give you Portingcross, a good 40 minute drive from Galsting.

Another, smaller estate has all of the streets named after whiskies or distilleries.
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