Glasgow's Past.....Where would you go?

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Glasgow's Past.....Where would you go?

Postby Flash_Andy » Wed Aug 09, 2006 9:53 pm

If they invented a time machine, what part of Glasgow's history would you go visit?

I would love to travel back, when shipbuilding was at it's peak, I would particularly like to go back and see this ship being launched!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RMS_Lusitania


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I would do anything to walk around that ship....anything, well I suppose I could always go for a dive in the wreck!
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Postby cumbo » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:14 pm

I would get my time machine back to 1960,s help with a bit of building preservation and perhaps some road rerouting :cry: :cry: :cry:
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Postby Vladimir » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:16 pm

Id go back to the early 60's, when the 60's was still in fashion... ::):
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Postby ghiribizzo » Wed Aug 09, 2006 10:40 pm

60's - when my grandad was still in the GC electrical dept. at Coplawhill etc.etc.
I never saw trolleybuses run. I still can't see why they're not an option over trams that are stuck in rails. Trolley bendy-buses! No pollution in the street and able to move about unlike the trams. Why not. G.Ken?
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Aug 09, 2006 11:29 pm

Silent Death.
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Postby McShad » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:32 am

To a time when the building of the M8 through the city could have been stopped. Prevent the heart of the city being ripped apart
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Postby Vinny the Mackem » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:55 am

I don't really know the south side too well, so I'd stick to the north. Anywhere before the M8 was built. Love to see the old gorbals, Cowcaddens, Maryhill at the bit where I live, the subways, the train stations, all the football grounds before redevelopment. I could spend weeks wandering round the city!
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Postby Sir Roger DeLodgerley » Thu Aug 10, 2006 8:12 am

St Enoch station, 1930s and again in the 1950s. Bliss. :D
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Postby Toby Dammit » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:19 am

I'd nip back and get a job as Thomas Annan's camera assistant.
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Postby Ally Doll » Thu Aug 10, 2006 11:24 am

I'd like to go back to the 40's-50's, see what all the shops looked like and what they sold. I love looking at the street pictures in the Virtual Mitchell and wondering what it'd be like to see it all for real, in colour.

I'd also like to take a ride on a tram and the subway as it used to be.
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Glasgow's past Where would you go.

Postby mairead » Thu Aug 10, 2006 12:51 pm

Maryhill in the 1950's when the trams screamed their way up the Maryhill road. When fun was having a McCallum in the Melrose Cafe or talent hunting in Dawsholm Park and playing tennis in Maryhill park. When the pop world was just emerging with Lonnie Donniegan, Elvis, Bill Haley and Pat Boone and when kids didn't vandalise the places where they lived.
The Locarno dance hall and the NAFFI club in Buchanan St.
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Postby Schiehallion » Thu Aug 10, 2006 1:01 pm

I'd go back to 2002. Straight into Ladbrokes and stick on a £5,000 double on Gretna being in the UEFA Cup in 4 years time and the Science Centre tower still being gubbed.
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Postby allyharp » Thu Aug 10, 2006 5:41 pm

Back to smell the old underground.
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Postby The Voyageur » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:11 pm

Introduce the masses to Rock n' Roll at the 1901 International Exhibition.
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Postby scallopboy » Thu Aug 10, 2006 7:15 pm

I'd go back to Christmas time in the 1950's to see the Copeland's window display and then nip to the bookies to put £10 on England winning the '66 world cup and not shutting up about it since. ;)
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