Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby dogface » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:20 pm

The Egg Man wrote:
dogface wrote: .............

Sorry to bring up an old(er) thread with questions not even related to the main topic ( :oops: ) .............


Speaking purely for me, a relative newcomer, I welcome people resurrecting older threads I've missed. There's just soooooooooooooo much on HG it's impossible to take it all in.

See on other forums, with two years and over 1,000 posts, you'd be an old timer ;) - must be like the way you can live somewhere for 50 years in Scotland and still not be a local ::): ::): :-p
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:32 pm

dogface wrote: .................... - must be like the way you can live somewhere for 50 years in Scotland and still not be a local ::): ::): :-p



Aye, the West End's a bit like that :D
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby Josef » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:37 pm

dogface wrote:See on other forums, with two years and over 1,000 posts, you'd be an old timer ;)


Ooh, so he has. Well done, TEM. That's a lot of Easter eggs.

I still feel like a relative newcomer myself, I have to say, not having been here in Ye Early Days.
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Apr 23, 2012 5:59 pm

Josef wrote:
dogface wrote:See on other forums, with two years and over 1,000 posts, you'd be an old timer ;)


Ooh, so he has. Well done, TEM. That's a lot of Easter eggs.

I still feel like a relative newcomer myself, I have to say, not having been here in Ye Early Days.


Thank you. There should be a total for this year's Run soon.

In the meantime there's a prize draw for Yorkhill Hospital somewhere online. The prize, if I've read it right, is an Audi A1.
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby hound dog » Tue Apr 24, 2012 3:33 pm

The Egg Man wrote:
dogface wrote: .............

Sorry to bring up an old(er) thread with questions not even related to the main topic ( :oops: ) .............


Speaking purely for me, a relative newcomer, I welcome people resurrecting older threads I've missed. There's just soooooooooooooo much on HG it's impossible to take it all in.


Likewise - this is a good thread that I hadn't seen before :D Would think that there are quite a few building still standing in the East End - I walked the Calton Heritage Trail some weeks back (LES leaflet). Just had a quick glance at the leaflet and the most obvious one that I don't think has been mentioned is Templeton's Carpet Factory on Glasgow Green. Seems that it was buit in stages from 1857 with Leiper's distinctive frontage being added 1889.

Greendyke Street has the City's former Hide, skin and Tallow Market (does that count?) from 1890 and has been converted into flats. And Tannery and Warehouse Building remains on St Andrews Square from 1876-77, also converted to flats.

If nobody has any photos, I'll try and take a few over the coming days :)
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby dogface » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:11 pm

hound dog wrote:
The Egg Man wrote:
dogface wrote: .............

Sorry to bring up an old(er) thread with questions not even related to the main topic ( :oops: ) .............


Speaking purely for me, a relative newcomer, I welcome people resurrecting older threads I've missed. There's just soooooooooooooo much on HG it's impossible to take it all in.


Likewise - this is a good thread that I hadn't seen before :D Would think that there are quite a few building still standing in the East End - I walked the Calton Heritage Trail some weeks back (LES leaflet). Just had a quick glance at the leaflet and the most obvious one that I don't think has been mentioned is Templeton's Carpet Factory on Glasgow Green. Seems that it was buit in stages from 1857 with Leiper's distinctive frontage being added 1889.

Greendyke Street has the City's former Hide, skin and Tallow Market (does that count?) from 1890 and has been converted into flats. And Tannery and Warehouse Building remains on St Andrews Square from 1876-77, also converted to flats.

If nobody has any photos, I'll try and take a few over the coming days :)

Photos of Templeton's Carpet Factory would be amazing :D would be really interested in seeing all those buildings!
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby Josef » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:50 pm

dogface wrote:Photos of Templeton's Carpet Factory would be amazing :D would be really interested in seeing all those buildings!


Come on, come on. There's loads of stuff about Templeton's on here. Here's just one topic.
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby dogface » Tue Apr 24, 2012 4:57 pm

Josef wrote:
dogface wrote:Photos of Templeton's Carpet Factory would be amazing :D would be really interested in seeing all those buildings!


Come on, come on. There's loads of stuff about Templeton's on here. Here's just one topic.

Shusht you, I've seen pictures of it on here before but what's wrong with new ones?! Don't discourage the poor man out of his kindness! You've got to take people up on their offers of contribution, no?

(/ SORRY - still finding my feet & enthusiastic :oops: :roll: ::): )

I just like the fact that in pictures you see the 'whole' thing as compared to from the street where you don't. Hope that makes sense!
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby HurleyBurley » Thu Jul 26, 2012 7:26 am

Hi

I haven't posted before. I am descendant of Robert Burley Via the Liverpool Branch. My Great Grandfather came down to Liverpool in the 1890s and built a small factory to make handles etc, still standing at 137 Hornby Boulevard, Bootle - where I spent many hours stacking the drying kilns when I was a nipper.The business flourished for many years before plastics and machining done at source did for in the early 1990s My Uncle Ian is keen on family history so I will tell him about this site

Really good to see the photos

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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby robertpool » Thu Jul 26, 2012 11:51 pm

hound dog wrote:
The Egg Man wrote:
dogface wrote: .............

Sorry to bring up an old(er) thread with questions not even related to the main topic ( :oops: ) .............


Speaking purely for me, a relative newcomer, I welcome people resurrecting older threads I've missed. There's just soooooooooooooo much on HG it's impossible to take it all in.


Likewise - this is a good thread that I hadn't seen before :D Would think that there are quite a few building still standing in the East End - I walked the Calton Heritage Trail some weeks back (LES leaflet). Just had a quick glance at the leaflet and the most obvious one that I don't think has been mentioned is Templeton's Carpet Factory on Glasgow Green. Seems that it was buit in stages from 1857 with Leiper's distinctive frontage being added 1889.

Greendyke Street has the City's former Hide, skin and Tallow Market (does that count?) from 1890 and has been converted into flats. And Tannery and Warehouse Building remains on St Andrews Square from 1876-77, also converted to flats.

If nobody has any photos, I'll try and take a few over the coming days :)


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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby graeme1 » Wed Oct 31, 2012 10:39 pm

Just finished and published the bio of Robert Burleys son Bennet, called "Wild Bennet Burleigh - The Pen and the Pistol" - its available on Amazon. The book talks about his start on the Clyde, the factory, his leaving of Glasgow for the adventure of the American Civil War, through to his life as a war correspondent for the Daily Telegraph - where he covered some 24 campaigns over 50 years, Boer War, Sudan etc. When he died they were going to put up a statue of him in Glasgow, but WW1 started and one of Victorian Glasgows most famous sons was consigned to history.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Wild-Bennet-Burleigh-The-Pistol/dp/1478155973/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1351722342&sr=8-1
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby Sunflower » Mon Nov 05, 2012 11:58 am

That's tempting! Any chance of a "look inside" on Amazon to lure us in?

Meanwhile, his dad's building gets ever more decrepit -
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Further along there's a fair-sized birch (I think) tree growing out of the gutter but my camera was so upset by the sight it refused to produce a sensible exposure. Or else it's dying of old age (are camera years like dog years?)

I'm wondering if the building-at-risk people would be interested - this must be a good example of something. Industrial vernacular, anyone?
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Re: Victorian era industrial buildings still standing

Postby Alycidon » Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:44 pm

Alex Glass wrote:Ken I don't know how old these ones are but they are from the East End.


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I had the pleasure of visiting this company today,it is owned by a father and son outfit trading as Possilpark Shotblasters, some of the furniture in the offices looks as though are as old as the building, I was told that the building was originally built for William Arrols, and is the remains of amuch larger engineering complex.
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