Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

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Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby Fossil » Mon Jun 25, 2012 7:57 am

Has this been posted before?
Anyhoo here's the link to the Glasgow Section
http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/asearch?search=glasgow

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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby pingu » Mon Jun 25, 2012 12:20 pm

worked for me on the second attempt....just spent an hour looking at all them.

ps...is there any chance the powers that be could make links open in a new tab?
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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby Josef » Mon Jun 25, 2012 6:31 pm

pingu wrote:ps...is there any chance the powers that be could make links open in a new tab?


They used to, before the last upgrade but one, I think. You can always just right-click on links rather than left-click, and you get the option.
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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby InkMan » Tue Jun 26, 2012 10:59 pm

Oh my God; how good are these 700 pictures of our beautiful city? I have spent an unholy amount of hours over the past day perusing the site - a number matched only after 'that' picture of Brittany Spears emerged but that's another story for another day.

Anyhooz, the compulsive part of my psychye was finally rewarded with pictures of the twin railway bridge junction at the corner of Carntyne Road and Todd Street. This has annoyed me, to an uncomfortable degree, all my life. I only remember the switchback railway bridges that crossed both streets which were removed in the early eighties and have never been able to figure it out.

To be able to see my old haunts in Cambuslang and where I lived in Springboig in such detail over forty years before I was born is such a pleasure.

Right troops, who is up for hiring a gyroscope, hot air balloon or a similar flying vehicle in order to compile the best Past Present images yet! At least the tie up the swings brigade haven't outlawed having a bevvy on gyroscopes yet so we could make a day of it.

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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby pingu » Tue Jun 26, 2012 11:53 pm

cheers josef

its back now

:D
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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby dazza » Wed Jun 27, 2012 7:56 am

pingu wrote:its back now

:D


I edited the post. You have to put the link between [ URL ] for it to open in a new window.
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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby DavidMcD316 » Thu Jun 28, 2012 11:52 am

excellent :D

will have good time with this one cheer :D
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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby DavidMcD316 » Fri Jun 29, 2012 8:29 am

wow amazing!!! :D
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Aerial photos

Postby peasy23 » Sat Jun 30, 2012 11:49 am

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk

Pictures from the old Aerofilms company are being digitised and put online. Here's one of Central and St. Enoch's stations from 1929.

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And Saracen Foundry in 1930, with Milton just a faraway dream.

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Should add it's worth registering as that allows you to zoom in, and the quality is superb.
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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby RDR » Sat Jul 07, 2012 8:47 am

I think the saddest thing about these pictures is how they show the sheer amount of manufacturing industry that has disappeared from Glasgow and the Clyde valley in the last 75 years.
On the other hand given the working conditions in some of those plants, maybe it wasn't such a bad thing.
The serious industrial accidents I saw in my early health service career are now a rare thing and that is not all down to the modern Health & Safety rules but in great part due to the run down of heavy engineering.
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Re: Aerial photos

Postby Boxer6 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 10:45 am

peasy23 wrote:And Saracen Foundry in 1930, with Milton just a faraway dream.

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Should add it's worth registering as that allows you to zoom in, and the quality is superb.


Despite having worked around Saracen for well over ten years, I'm having a wee bit trouble deciding what, exactly, is where!!

I shall register forthwith, and persevere.
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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat Jul 07, 2012 1:54 pm

Try Broadholm Street on Bing Maps and pick birdseye view

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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby Boxer6 » Sat Jul 07, 2012 2:36 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:Try Broadholm Street on Bing Maps and pick birdseye view

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Thanks Dex; I used Google maps instead, but I got there! Recognised the Crowhill St/Broadholm St "triangle" and worked it out from there. It was the Claddens Quadrant 'teardrop' that threw me - the western side of that as shown in the 1930 version no longer exists. That, plus the other big street changes was enough to confuse me. Easy done, these days!
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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby DavidMcD316 » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:41 am

RDR wrote:I think the saddest thing about these pictures is how they show the sheer amount of manufacturing industry that has disappeared from Glasgow and the Clyde valley in the last 75 years.
On the other hand given the working conditions in some of those plants, maybe it wasn't such a bad thing.
The serious industrial accidents I saw in my early health service career are now a rare thing and that is not all down to the modern Health & Safety rules but in great part due to the run down of heavy engineering.



this too was my thoughts.

factories, power station, train stations everywhere.

now only a handful left.
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Re: Britain from Above ( Glasgow)

Postby fiain » Tue Jul 10, 2012 9:00 pm

Good to see such positive comments about Britain from Above. I have the pleasure of working close to the team involved in producing these images, they are keen for people to engage with the images on-line so please do contribute on the BfA website (if you haven't already).
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