Coila Park: where Was It?

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Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby gedboy » Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:17 pm

I'm doing some research for a book on sports grounds of Glasgow and am a bit stumped about the whereabouts of Coila Park. It was built by Alexander Stephen for their workers and I thought it was just north of Cressy Street in Linthouse. However, I am now looking at somewhere in Shieldhall where the old mansion and later the SCWS factories and warehouses were, as the below URL suggests.

Anyone got a cunning plan?

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/A_Shi ... _Chapter_8
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby Ronnie » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:03 pm

Mitchell Library > Glasgow Room > ask for the Ordnance Survey map for the area at the date you are interested in. Or have a look at the 1000s of old maps available on-line at the National Library of Scotland: http://www.nls.uk/maps/
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby Icecube » Sat Oct 24, 2009 9:32 pm

And no chewing choongum while your looking at them. :D
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby gedboy » Sun Oct 25, 2009 2:49 pm

Ronnie wrote:Mitchell Library > Glasgow Room > ask for the Ordnance Survey map for the area at the date you are interested in. Or have a look at the 1000s of old maps available on-line at the National Library of Scotland: http://www.nls.uk/maps/


Yes. I've been going through them online as it's a wee bit easier. I fear that it is Shieldhall I should be looking at. Now to find an old picture of 6 Cressy Street...
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby Glasgogirl » Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:12 pm

Hey Gedboy....

.... when I grew up, (in Mt. Vernon), I used to have an enormous crush on a tough boy from Shettleston (I think) who was called 'Gedboy"... hahahahahaha.... was it you?
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby gedboy » Sun Oct 25, 2009 8:08 pm

There is only one gedboy. Spurn that imposter as you would a rabid dog. :twisted:
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby Glasgogirl » Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:46 pm

hahaha.... it was a long time ago.... like late 70's, but he was so adorable cute, but tough! haha.
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby robertpool » Tue Oct 27, 2009 3:48 pm

email my brother Tom, he is quite knowledgeable on football grounds

mailto: t.pool@strath.ac.uk

as a matter of interest l have a 'Car Badge' marked 'Stephen Motor Club Glasgow 1959' and l have just realised that it was probably associated with the firm

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good luck with your book

after posting my initial reply l found this in my old maps. The park is about 2/3 down

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http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... 7&t=h&z=17

hope this helps
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby Monument » Tue Oct 27, 2009 10:51 pm

Never mind the football ground. I want to know if he was the one she had a crush on!
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:01 am

Aye, me anaw. ::):
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby Glasgogirl » Wed Oct 28, 2009 12:38 am

haha, yeah me too...... wouldn't that just be too weird?
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby robertpool » Wed Oct 28, 2009 11:01 am

robertpool wrote:email my brother Tom, he is quite knowledgeable on football grounds

mailto: t.pool@strath.ac.uk

as a matter of interest l have a 'Car Badge' marked 'Stephen Motor Club Glasgow 1959' and l have just realised that it was probably associated with the firm

Image

good luck with your book

after posting my initial reply l found this in my old maps. The park is about 2/3 down

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http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&sourc ... 7&t=h&z=17

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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby Josef » Wed Oct 28, 2009 6:57 pm

Great stuff, Robert, thanks.

Now I remember, btw, are you short of a Tiffany's ticket? In which case, you're welcome to my GoF one.
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby robertpool » Wed Oct 28, 2009 8:55 pm

Josef wrote:Great stuff, Robert, thanks.

Now I remember, btw, are you short of a Tiffany's ticket? In which case, you're welcome to my GoF one.


yes please,

you will need to give me your email details so l can send my address
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Re: Coila Park: where Was It?

Postby peter » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:03 pm

Coila Park as I recall was at back of Souhern Gen hospital. We used to take a path through to my pal in Hardgate road.
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