Anything still worth seeing out Renfrew way ?

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Postby HollowHorn » Sat May 12, 2007 11:35 pm

ninatoo wrote:my ggg grandmother was born there.

We really shall have to do someting about that stutter too, Nina. :wink:
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Postby ninatoo » Sat May 12, 2007 11:40 pm

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Postby james73 » Sat May 12, 2007 11:46 pm

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Postby scaryman2u » Sun May 13, 2007 4:54 pm

Graham wrote:What about the area around Christies Scrappy - is that still there or has it been redeveloped?


Christies scrappy is still there, is that area not called Lobnitz Dock ?
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Postby Graham » Sun May 13, 2007 6:03 pm

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Graham wrote:What about the area around Christies Scrappy - is that still there or has it been redeveloped?


Christies scrappy is still there, is that area not called Lobnitz Dock ?



Yes it is - it's a few years since I've been down there though so I wasn't sure if Christies was still there. Didn't they also used to have a place around where the Forge Retail Park is?
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Postby Josef » Sun May 13, 2007 6:23 pm

Graham wrote:Yes it is - it's a few years since I've been down there though so I wasn't sure if Christies was still there. Didn't they also used to have a place around where the Forge Retail Park is?

There was a scrap yard just on the left under the railway bridge, coming down from Parkhead Cross, if this is the one you mean.
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Postby scaryman2u » Sun May 13, 2007 6:27 pm

Graham wrote:
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Graham wrote:What about the area around Christies Scrappy - is that still there or has it been redeveloped?


Christies scrappy is still there, is that area not called Lobnitz Dock ?



Yes it is - it's a few years since I've been down there though so I wasn't sure if Christies was still there. Didn't they also used to have a place around where the Forge Retail Park is?


I think they still have a place on Glenfarg st (behind the Bristol bar) i`m sure i saw the name on a board there just a couple of weeks ago, it may be an old sign, i will check it out this week.
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Postby johnnyanglia » Sun May 13, 2007 10:06 pm

Scrappies now you are talking !. Has anyone seen any pre 1970 cars in any of them ?
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Postby Graham » Mon May 14, 2007 8:50 am

johnnyanglia wrote:Scrappies now you are talking !. Has anyone seen any pre 1970 cars in any of them ?


Most of the "proper" scrappies are long gone, killed off by EU legislation and the rest will surely follow when the new "end of life" regulations are implemented, forcing car manufacturers to take responsibility for the disposal of all vehicles that they have produced.

The east end used to be great hunting ground for such places but the only one I've spotted with anything left in it recently was the one in Barrack St with the old truck in it.

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There used to be quite a few round the Scotland Street area and a couple of big ones in Rutherglen but I would imagine these too will be long gone.

The challenge is on to find and photograph any remaining "old skool" scrapyards :wink:
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Postby johnnyanglia » Mon May 14, 2007 10:19 am

Yes i know exactly what you mean about EU legislation killing off the old style scrappie. I bought a Ford Prefect about 6 years ago off the the scrappie that used to be in Tobago St. It might be time to start an "old cars spotted" section in the photo gallery.
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Postby Graham » Mon May 14, 2007 5:38 pm

johnnyanglia wrote:Yes i know exactly what you mean about EU legislation killing off the old style scrappie. I bought a Ford Prefect about 6 years ago off the the scrappie that used to be in Tobago St. It might be time to start an "old cars spotted" section in the photo gallery.


I went round to see a guy I know who I remembered having a sit up 'n beg van in his company livery to see if I could taken some pics but he had sold it :cry: but I did spot an old Jag and something 40s in a driveway over in Milton.......
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Postby johnnyanglia » Mon May 14, 2007 6:52 pm

That is a pity the sit up and beg was no longer there. The 40's car sounds very interesting.
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Postby Graham » Tue May 15, 2007 4:25 pm

johnnyanglia wrote:That is a pity the sit up and beg was no longer there. The 40's car sounds very interesting.


I remember as lad (early 80s) finding an 1930s Morris Van in a field near my home. It was at the bottom of a steep hill, hard against a tree.Someone had painted "struck by lightning" and a date on the side.

Unfortunately the field it was in is now under the GSO just like the Hess crash site :cry:
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Postby johnnyanglia » Tue May 15, 2007 6:02 pm

I dont suppose you have a photo of it Graham ?
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Postby Graham » Tue May 15, 2007 6:06 pm

johnnyanglia wrote:I dont suppose you have a photo of it Graham ?


You suppose correctly :cry:
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