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Postby norriemac » Thu Feb 26, 2004 11:44 pm

re banana room i worked in the old fruit market just after ww2 when bananas were being brought into glasgow for the first timesince before the war they were stored in cellers which were heated by gas burners set atcertain tempratures toripen the bananas i would presume that the cellarsare the ones which are being mentioned there were alot of different firms in the market and the majority of them had cellars
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Postby FraserM » Tue Mar 02, 2004 6:48 pm

Hi, I'm Fraser Muir.

I'm 33, orginally from Whiteinch, moved to Dennistoun, up to Hogganfield then on to Ingram Street in the City Centre where I presently live.

I've long had an interest in Glasgow and love reading about its history, derivation of street names, etc...

I was on the Pride O' The Clyde boat to Braehead at the weekend to hear the commentary on the shipyard industry. The narrator mentioned the Meadowside Granary, a building I've been wondering about since I was a kid - a quick websearch led me to the Hidden Glasgow site and here I am.

It looks like a great site and I look forward to contributing where I can.

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Postby Pgcc93 » Wed Mar 03, 2004 8:08 pm

Hi Fraser,
Welcome to the Hidden Glasgow Forums. You'll find plenty of interesting folks on here. ::):
As always, new topics of discussion are the very essence of this part of the site so feel free to post away!. Hopefully there will be someone on here who has the answers.
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Postby tunoxtcake » Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:28 pm

Hi Sharon / Everyone,

I've been visiting the site on and off for ages and really enjoy it. I'm a student in Glasgow so really appreciate the hidden realities and the scoop lots of folk around here seem to have about the history of the place.

I also much enjoy the banter and have meant to join up. Not to be too controversial on my first post, but seems to me Glasgow's past architecture was extraordinary. The current stuff, well imho it's identikit-city lacking in real identifiable Glasgow style. Will I be proved wrong in 300 years??? Who cares!

In earnest hope of not offending any bridge designers around......

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Postby kn0wledge » Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:49 pm

Err, I've been on here for two weeks or so now, some of you know me, some of you don't, so here's my "official" introduction.

I'm 22, studying for my networking and unix programming degree at college. I'm just getting into the UE scene, having gone on my first trip a couple of weeks ago. I've since found one excellent site, and one that looks very promising. No, I'll not give out any tips, so please don't ask me yet ;p

I enjoy architecture, although I know next to nothing about it. I know what I like though, so I guess that counts for something. I also enjoy old cemetaries and graveyards (no, I'm not a weirdo. Yes, I have a girlfriend (honestly) (no, she isn't dead/imaginary/ a goth, or all of these)).

I plan on taking up photography at amateur level.

I hate neds, thieves and people who like to fuck up old buildings for their own brainless enjoyment. I have also got a 3" scar on my arse, and have been ran over four times by various vehicles ;D

Last but not least, I can see Hartwood Asylum from my study window, which is what got me into UE in the first place.

There, I think that just about covers it.

Later

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Postby Sharon » Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:40 am

tunnox you are hitting on one of pet peeves

Not to be too controversial on my first post, but seems to me Glasgow's past architecture was extraordinary. The current stuff, well imho it's identikit-city lacking in real identifiable Glasgow style. Will I be proved wrong in 300 years??? Who cares!


I happen to believe that a great deal of a persons sense of place and self can be drawn from the environment they live in. Nothing remarkable about that notion. ... but what happens when all the unusual, uniques - and to some extent includes the abandoned ruined buildings - are gone and replaced with generic shiny silver blobs / exclusive, luxury, limited edition flats / barrat homes etc. Where do people say they come from then? What is left to identify with? I see trouble ahead. blah blah...sorry, its too early to ramble further.
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Postby Alasdair » Mon Mar 15, 2004 5:06 pm

The flagship buildings in Glasgow are pretty generic, it has to be said. But some of the residential and streetscape architecture near the city centre has been pretty decent recently. The redeveloped areas of the Gorbals in the 1990s were done up quite nicely, and there are some nice modern tenements in the West End, around Partick Station for example. It's a pity they're privately owned and nobody can afford them.
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Postby peter » Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:22 pm

Hi my name is peter. I live in west end of Glasgow nearer to Clydebank. If you are in Partick you may see me daily (taste the difference) I am family man have been wee bit o a walker an a climber. Am waiting for a book to be published soon I hope about growing up in Glasgow and going to the hills. I worked in Broons yard on the QE2 among others. I worked all over building fancy racing yachts for the filthy rich. Have always been interested in Glasgow especially as I contributed to a little of it;s messy industrial past. Have been city tour guide as well as mountain leader and used to consider the countryside as my back yard
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Postby Pgcc93 » Wed Mar 17, 2004 8:45 pm

Welcome Peter, Hope you enjoy the site. Sounds as though you have many a tale to tell regarding all things Clydebuilt. You'll find a captive audience here.

And a keen mountaineer as well! Are you Creagh Dubh by any chance?
seeing as your in the Clydebank area. I've read many of thier adventures. I was humbled in the presence of a Dubh fella a couple of years ago.
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Postby DMcNay » Thu Mar 18, 2004 6:28 pm

I really should have posted here first of all...

Hi, name's Dave. Strictly speaking I'm Aberdonian but my parent's are from Glasgow and I've lived mostly in Lanarkshire.

I love spending time in Glasgow just walking around, looking up at some of the wonderful buildings that people don't seem to spend time looking at.

In reality I work for a bank, and spend a lot of my spare time on Scottish military research, particularly late Victorian era.
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Postby james » Tue Mar 23, 2004 12:45 am

I'm surprised a Glasgow based site would be so inquizitive , so in true weeg i'll offer you a " wha ? "

That's the bit that comes before the " who yu'talkin to 'ya fn wido ? "

Usually accompanied with a dull throbbing sensation , usually emenating from the face , as you wake up several hours later.
No , im no Big man nor ned , but iv'e lived here in my city for ...this is 12 years now , naturally i found exellent comraderie and .. alright years of oblivion down byres rd.
Maybe we could do a feature on clatty pats .. or the volcanoe...:) , these pubs are much misunderstood , it's just the lonely soul thing like in the nighthawks painting ..plus the late night drinking...:)
The volcano pub was used in trainspotting or some other movie.. so whatever it is these pubs have ..its powerful.
But i wouldn't know , and have given more than enough info already ...k
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Postby monthebiffy » Mon Mar 29, 2004 9:57 pm

Hello.. I'm David from Kirkintilloch, and i'm rubbish at introductions. I've been lurking here and on off for a while, i thought it was about time i registered and posted. So, hello. :D
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Postby Fossil » Mon Mar 29, 2004 10:12 pm

monthebiffy wrote:Hello.. I'm David from Kirkintilloch, and i'm rubbish at introductions. I've been lurking here and on off for a while, i thought it was about time i registered and posted. So, hello. :D

hello David and welcome
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Postby slipkid08 » Wed Mar 31, 2004 7:57 pm

I am Slipkid08...an explorer from Dallas, TX. If you would like to talk more, please message me. Thanks =0)
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Postby evilmiss » Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:31 pm

Allo, I'm a Glasweigan living in Paisley...

I liken it to Germany before the Wall came down...living in the east is hard... :D
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