albaforever wrote:This may have been suggested or be a combination of previous ideas. What about a section devoted to Glasgow dance halls with pictures uploaded as you were then (no recent photos for privacy reasons) so as to easily identify past friends. Could include public and private dance halls/clubs. This was a past time enjoyed by most Glaswegians. People could use either first names or nicknames and include a small synopis of where and what they were then and where they are now.
The people thing though... it tends to get bogged down in 'McGlumpher Street - anyone remember wee Jeanie MacKay from number 52?', which is good if you're one of the three people who do, but off-putting for everyone else. There're a number of other sites that are much better at that than HG is, to be honest.
As this is my first post, hello to everybody.
A quick introduction of myself: I work as a self-employed environmental consultant and as such do desktop studies for large planning organizations and architects, which involves among other things, researching the history of sites which are earmarked for development / redevelopment. This research is carried out mostly at the Mitchell Library Map Room, inspecting and interpreting detailed Ordnance Survey National Grid and maps, and sometimes the occasional trip through to the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh. Most of the sites are in urban settings (Brownfield) and as such have a legacy of contamination issues from mostly arising from industries such as 'coal mining', 'iron works', 'brick works', 'gas works', etc...
Getting to the point of the topic, If you would like to know the history of where you or a friend / family live, or where you once lived, then drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org indicating a place name and / or postcode and I shall endeavor to provide a textual history of the area in question.
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