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Postby duncan » Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:29 pm

had a bit of a walk round Motherwell at the weekend. two observations:
- lots of disused industrial buildings, could be good for exploring
- the town centre is a bit of a dive

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Postby duncan » Tue Jun 22, 2004 7:32 pm

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Postby kn0wledge » Tue Jun 22, 2004 8:01 pm

The Dalzell Steelworks is not disused. I understand that it will be closing within the next two years, though. That night club was called "Faces" and it burned down about five years ago; there is very little left inside.

Motherwell in general is a complete shite hole, and I had the misfortune to work there every day for a year. You are right, though; there are a lot of disused industrial buildings. I can't quite remember where they are though, but when I come back next month perhaps I will go and have a better poke around.

I really wish I was into UE before they blew up the Ravenscraig.
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Postby trudger » Tue Jun 22, 2004 9:08 pm

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Postby Bonz » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:11 am

Faces nightclub!!!

I remember one winters evening back in 1990 getting huckled by the Police there for using a sledge on the snow.... well, getting towed by an old metro at two in the morning whilst trying to stand up on a sledge isn't the brightest thing to do after an evening of dancing and frivolity!!!

Then again, I was drunk and seventeen!

Ah memories.......
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Postby KonstantinL » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:12 am

kn0wledge wrote:
Motherwell in general is a complete shite hole

That night club was called "Faces"



Hey! I live in Motherwell! No, your right it is a complete shit hole.

The nightclub Faces, we used to call it "Faeces" because it was, you guessed it, shite. Insurance job of course.

Strangely enough I've never consider Motherwell interesting enough to take photos of (I always go into Glasgow) but maybe I should document my home town...
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Postby DMcNay » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:31 am

There's some good stuff worth photographing if you look really, really hard.

Maybe we should have a we HG tour of Motherwell? We could try and get onto the Heritage Centre Tower!

As for Ravenscraig, it's weird driving through it. There's a load of flattened rubble on each side of you as you drive through, with the old vaguely recognisable bit of stone or rusted metal. Not sure if any of it came from the 'Craig, or if it was just dumped there, though...
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Postby nuttytigger » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:33 am

you had to have your school tie on to go to faces!! and it was an insurance job as i know the ppl that done it!!

ahh motherwell, great town, shit college!!!
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Postby DMcNay » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:37 am

nuttytigger wrote:you had to have your school tie on to go to faces!! and it was an insurance job as i know the ppl that done it!!

ahh motherwell, great town, shit college!!!


Great town my arse. It's a dump. Wishaw isn't much better.

And don't get me started on Coatbridge...took me sixteen years to leave the place. Every time I go back I remember how shit it is.

Still, Coia's Central Cafe on the main street might be worth a look inside, if only there wasn't apparently someone living on the top floor......
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Postby nuttytigger » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:40 am

it was sarcastic, the place is a shit hole!!!
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Postby DMcNay » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:41 am

It's almost impossible to type sarcasm, you know....
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Postby nuttytigger » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:42 am

ahh, italic txt, thanx you :oops:
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Postby DMcNay » Wed Jun 23, 2004 9:44 am

No, I'm just emphasising a word. I wouldn't bother with trying to be sarcastic in text, it's very easy to be misunderstood.
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Postby Cyclo2000 » Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:19 am

Coatbridge, Wishaw, Motherwell, Hamilton...
All these Lanarkshire towns have in common that their councils have blown up, demolished or concreted over anything that their towns ever had to offer the visitor or the architectural enthusiast.

When I lived in Hamilton I once looked it up in a Scottish guide book and it said
"A rare example of an attractive industrial town"
I'll bet it disnae say that any longer.

Wishaw! It's possible to get depressed just driving through it!

I could never quite see the point of Motherwell but a few years ago it came tops in one of those "best place to live" surveys. I'll bet that raised a few eyebrows round Windmillhill street way.

I used to work in Coatbridge. There are some nice bits actually but they're few and far between. Airdrie is another Wishaw as far as I'm concerned and ever been to Caldercruix? Ho! Ho!
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Postby DMcNay » Wed Jun 23, 2004 10:27 am

Whereabouts in Coatbridge?
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