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Postby glasgowken » Sun Jan 14, 2007 5:36 pm

Interesting :) Cheers.
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Postby james73 » Sun Jan 14, 2007 10:53 pm

viceroy wrote:I had already suggested Springburn Road at Petershill Road as a possible candidate earlier in this thread [29th Dec], but nobody took me up on it except Sydney Rosewater who didn't think it was the right location.

It isn't.

Springburn road at Petershill road
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Postby radar » Sun Jan 14, 2007 11:41 pm

I've just spent the past few hours digging out a map of the Petershill Road area and scanning it in and I've just noticed that it has been ruled out. Anyway here is what I have in case anyone wants another bit checking elesewhere in the city.

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The map is dated 1951 and is two and a half inches to the mile but it has seen better days. It also has an index of street names which could be useful.
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Postby Bingo Bango » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:04 am

defo not that area at springburn - pass it everyday on the way to work and back.....

I have a vague memory of before the fast road was constructed that it was a really dodgy junction there - if you were not careful you could end up on the wrong side of the road! the new road swept past the raised section of tenements and made the back the front, if you know what i mean.

As for where the photo actually shows, it may be worth checking out any hunches you may have on the virtual mitchell site, try and get a comparable image. failing that you could just trawl through the archive, street by street, starting at 'A' ;)
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Postby glasgowken » Mon Jan 15, 2007 10:08 am

Nice map that, although i'd say it was originally published a good few years before 1951.
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Mon Jan 15, 2007 2:24 pm

viceroy wrote:I had already suggested Springburn Road at Petershill Road as a possible candidate earlier in this thread [29th Dec], but nobody took me up on it except Sydney Rosewater who didn't think it was the right location.


Aye, I pointed out that the tenements were up on a raised road/retaining wall too. Away at the start.
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Postby McShad » Tue Jan 16, 2007 6:12 am

Sydney Rosewater wrote:
viceroy wrote:I had already suggested Springburn Road at Petershill Road as a possible candidate earlier in this thread [29th Dec], but nobody took me up on it except Sydney Rosewater who didn't think it was the right location.


Aye, I pointed out that the tenements were up on a raised road/retaining wall too. Away at the start.


I never discounted anyones suggestions.... it wasnt until someone gave me recent evidence that I looked into the possibility of it being that area
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Postby james73 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:03 pm

james73 wrote:
Schiehallion wrote:If I've captured the correct bit that you mean here then I don't think that is it. This is from 1947 and shows that the tenements on the left don't even reach as far south as Petershill Road. Also that bend to the left is pretty severe.

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I remember Springburn Road when it was like that and the tenements on the
left are up on a retaining wall so it definitely aint there.

Dont have a pic of them, but this is just to the immediate south of the tenements
are/where. The remaining few closes are off camera to the right.

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Postby gordon » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:35 pm

Was that the last photo you took before you got your camera nicked? That youth looks surly.
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Postby james73 » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:42 pm

He said "waant tae gees yer jaiket, mate?"

I said "depends."

"Oan whit?"

"Oan whether or no I break your arms if you come any closer..."

"Haw haw, ah'm only kidding mate, calm doon..."




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Postby My Kitten » Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:48 pm

james73 wrote:He said "waant tae gees yer jaicket, mate?"

I said "depends."

"Oan whit?"

"Oan whether or no I break your arms if you come any closer..."

"Haw haw, ah'm only kidding mate, calm doon..."




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Postby ElectricSprout » Thu Jan 18, 2007 12:10 am

Did this photo ever get sent into the paper? Maybe it needs to be made into a "Have You Seen This Place?" poster and stuck on lamposts and junction boxes all over the town.

Or maybe Reporting Scotland would run a story on the mystery photo that's had hundreds of Hidden Glaswegians stumped for a month. It'd be a mutually beneficial arrangement coz they need all the help they can get to fill their half hour slot with anything remotely interesting!
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Postby james73 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 6:17 pm

I emailed the pic to the Evening Times last week. Problem is, I never buy it
to see if a) it appears at all, and b) anyone answers. ::):



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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Jan 22, 2007 10:58 pm

Unless it was in saturday's i've yet to see it.
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Postby james73 » Mon Jan 22, 2007 11:32 pm

I think it was Friday I emailed it.



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