Glesga_Steve wrote:Re the photo from the first link, if you look at the group of trees near the bottom of Cranhill Park you'll see two small structures amidst them.
Does anyone know what the purpose of these structures was? Gold star to the first person with the correct answer.
PS I'll be very impressed if any of you know.
RDR wrote:Was that not an anti aircraft gun implacement from WWII?
Weren't anti-aircraft guns generally located on relatively high ground?
Icecube wrote:Can't be anything at all to do with drainage even though they were situated in what is probably the lowest part of the park? The Light Burn maybees?
I actually remember these little structures from way back - looking oot the bus windae - and wondering - but no too hard - what they might have been for. Anti-aircraft gun site? nope, they were in in fours and it isn't recorded anyway. Colliery related? maybe but I can't find a map to support that.
Not colliery related, no.
Drainage related, yes. Nothing to do with the Light Burn though (but in a wording sense it is sort of ).
cell wrote:There is a depression feature on the 1964 1:2500 OS map but not on the 1955, frustratingly it doesn't label it, my guess would be something connected to utilities that went in when much of the new housing was built, a valve station for sewage, gas or water? Go on put us out of our misery!
You're correct in assuming that it was constructed at the same time as that area of the city was developed for housing and on the right sort of track by guessing a sewerage valve station.
Not that this will help you but, as far as I'm aware, it was the only installation of its kind in Glasgow.
I'll put you out of your misery tomorrow night if you haven't worked it out by then.