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Postby The Voyageur » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:20 pm

Albany Mansions just round the corner from Charing X Mansions on Renfrew Street.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:27 pm

My pics aren't the best, as the light was kinda going and people kept tutting at me when I was looking up and getting in their way!


A small but important correction they were not people but "westenders". Although very few of them can track their ancestry back to before BBC Scotland they developed the concept of local shops, pubs, public parks for local people.

They have also initiated a grading system as to how west end you are. thus grade G12 is the most local, G11 need to move uphill a bit and G15 really belongs in Clydebank.
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Postby glasgowken » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:31 pm

Didn't Blairdardie folk complain about coming under the G15 Drumchapel postcode ? ::):
They wanted to be counted under the Knightswood postcode I believe. (I live in Blairdardie btw :wink: )
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Postby Pgcc93 » Tue Jan 02, 2007 6:47 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
A small but important correction they were not people but "westenders". Although very few of them can track their ancestry back to before BBC Scotland they developed the concept of local shops, pubs, public parks for local people.

They have also initiated a grading system as to how west end you are. thus grade G12 is the most local, G11 need to move uphill a bit and G15 really belongs in Clydebank.


*canned laughter*
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Postby Timchilli » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:13 am

Albany Mansions, Renfrew Street (JJ Burnet).

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Postby Simba » Wed Jan 03, 2007 2:22 am

Dexter St. Clair wrote:They have also initiated a grading system as to how west end you are. thus grade G12 is the most local, G11 need to move uphill a bit and G15 really belongs in Clydebank.


I'm G20 (Maryhill :oops: ) all because I live on the wrong side on the Kelvin. I should be G12 dammit!

One of my friends, when first looking for flats to rent used to say - I can't live there, it's G11 - that's Partick. Guess where he lives now. :roll:
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Postby gap74 » Wed Jan 03, 2007 1:51 pm

I've always liked Albany Mansions with their wee dark and richly detailed ground floor entrances, some lovely old wood and glass there. In fact, it's almost hard to believe that you're right in the heart of the city centre standing outside there.

It was also the home of Jet Li and Morgan Freeman in the film Unleashed, although I suspect the interiors were a studio set.
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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Wed Jan 03, 2007 6:52 pm

Simba wrote:
Dexter St. Clair wrote:They have also initiated a grading system as to how west end you are. thus grade G12 is the most local, G11 need to move uphill a bit and G15 really belongs in Clydebank.


I'm G20 (Maryhill :oops: ) all because I live on the wrong side on the Kelvin. I should be G12 dammit!

One of my friends, when first looking for flats to rent used to say - I can't live there, it's G11 - that's Partick. Guess where he lives now. :roll:


Jesus what kind of shallow fuckwit actualy breaks sweat about their postcode.
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Postby AlanM » Wed Jan 03, 2007 7:41 pm

Sydney Rosewater wrote:
Jesus what kind of shallow fuckwit actualy breaks sweat about their postcode.


You've never visited the Gwendy House then ::):
Who needs a six pack....when you've got a keg!!!
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Postby retired tiger » Tue Jan 09, 2007 12:27 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:
My pics aren't the best, as the light was kinda going and people kept tutting at me when I was looking up and getting in their way!


A small but important correction they were not people but "westenders". Although very few of them can track their ancestry back to before BBC Scotland they developed the concept of local shops, pubs, public parks for local people.

They have also initiated a grading system as to how west end you are. thus grade G12 is the most local, G11 need to move uphill a bit and G15 really belongs in Clydebank.


Somewhere in a book of Old Partick pics it says there was a five bob side and a half crown side to Dumbarton Road, refering to what the coal man charged for a bag. Same same G11/G12.
I hope my old departed socialist journeymen appreciate me choosing a G11 residence when I returned to my native city even though my new drinking buddies say I'm in the yuppie flats. :D
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Postby Ally Doll » Fri Apr 13, 2007 10:02 pm

Bridgeton Cross Mansions

(sorry, will try again in better light!)

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Anyone remember a70s cafe at Caledonian Mansions (Kelvinbri

Postby yonza bam » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:00 pm

I used to live in the human rabbit warren known as Caledonian Mansions in the late 70s. It's the big building next to the Kelvin Bridge on Gt Western Road. There was a nondescript wee cafe among the shops below where I often ate.

I started a thread in another place about today being the 30th anniversary of Kate Bush's 'Wuthering Heights' getting to number 1 in the charts, and how I first heard it while in this wee cafe in 1978.

Anyways, what began as a Kate Bush appreciation and 'can it really be 30 years?' thread has turned in to a 'whit wee cafe?' thread. No one remembers it. Hardly surprising. It had nothing much going for it except that it was cheap and just doon the stairs. If it had a name, I never knew what it was. Just 'the cafe'.

Here's a link to the shops there in 1974. The first shop is a chippie (Philadelphia?'). The black shop is a hairdresser's. But I don't recognise anything else there. I'm seriously starting to wonder if I've got 'false memory syndrome' . Does anyone else remember a cafe here? Any ideas when it closed or what it's name was?

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualm ... =2&t=4&x=1
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Re: Anyone remember a70s cafe at Caledonian Mansions (Kelvinbri

Postby robertpool » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:32 am

R.Ranaldi Tea Rooms next to Fraser Hughes TV shop
You can just about make out the writing above the chippy 'Philadelphia' Fish Bar

I have some old Kate Bush stuff on VHS and various other things (bought it as part of a job lot) I will swop it for any old Glasgow company Letterhead, Invoice or receipt etc

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Re: Anyone remember a70s cafe at Caledonian Mansions (Kelvinbri

Postby yonza bam » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:41 am

robertpool wrote:R.Ranaldi Tea Rooms next to Fraser Hughes TV shop


Very imressive stuff. I was never expecting to get a name. Just hoping someone might remember a cafe there. Thanks for that.
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Re: Anyone remember a70s cafe at Caledonian Mansions (Kelvinbri

Postby Targer » Wed Mar 12, 2008 3:35 pm

What a wonderful building they don't build them like that anymore. A new one would be in awful concrete or steel/aluminum glass?
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