Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

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Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby scotthiggy » Wed May 19, 2010 9:38 pm

Somebody told me that to celebrate Queen Vistoria's 1849 visit to Glasgow, a very large stone arch was erected around Jamaica Street with a crown atop. Apparently it was dismantled as soon as she left. Anyone know where I can find pics or info on this?
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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby Dave » Fri May 21, 2010 2:57 pm

Here is the Dundee archway built for the same purpose and designed by the same man,

http://www.johncoulthart.com/feuilleton ... hitecture/

Couldn't dig up anything from Glasgow. Here's hoping :D
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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby ibtg » Fri May 21, 2010 3:34 pm

Look in the 1976 edition of C.A. Oakley's 'The Second City', published by Blackie.

There is a half-page picture of the archway on page 108. (Don't want to reproduce it here because I'm not sure of copyright issues)
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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby purplepantman » Fri May 21, 2010 6:31 pm

ibtg wrote:Look in the 1976 edition of C.A. Oakley's 'The Second City', published by Blackie.

There is a half-page picture of the archway on page 108. (Don't want to reproduce it here because I'm not sure of copyright issues)


I'm no copyright expert but surely there shouldn't be an issue with posting
a 160 year old image, no matter what the source(?)

I thought anything like that over 30 years old was in the public domain anyway.

I may of course be talking total jobbies, in which case I'm sure some smart arse will no doubt put me right.

I'm sure you'll be safe if you post the picture and credit your source.
It's not like you'd be doing it for profit.

No?
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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby BrigitDoon » Fri May 21, 2010 9:20 pm

http://www.patent.gov.uk/types/copy/c-duration.htm

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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sat May 22, 2010 8:14 am

BrigitDoon wrote:http://www.patent.gov.uk/types/copy/c-duration.htm

Lifetime + 70 years for artistic works.



Thank god Brigit got in before some arsehole replied.
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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby BrigitDoon » Sat May 22, 2010 10:52 am

I was slightly concerned about the implications of posting a reply. Thank you for being a gentleman, Dex. :)
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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby ibtg » Sat May 22, 2010 11:23 am

I already sent the picture to Dave and scotthiggy, but I will bow to your superior knowledge on copyright.

Like I wrote before, the picture is in the 1976 version of 'The Second City' by C.A. Oakley, published by Blackie. I can't see any other credits for the picture, such as what collection it belongs to, or who drew it. If anyone knows, please post the details...

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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby Lucky Poet » Sun May 23, 2010 10:23 pm

Looks very much like an unadorned version of the Dundee Royal Arch, perhaps unsurprisingly. (The latter was torn down with very little ceremony or regret, I've been told, the consensus being that it was a useless and rather ugly thing from a bygone age.)
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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby Socceroo » Sat May 29, 2010 10:05 am

Lucky Poet wrote:Looks very much like an unadorned version of the Dundee Royal Arch, perhaps unsurprisingly. (The latter was torn down with very little ceremony or regret, I've been told, the consensus being that it was a useless and rather ugly thing from a bygone age.)


You are correct there. Both the Glasgow Arch and the Dundee Royal Arch were designed by JT Rochead, the Architect who designed many of Glasgow's Victorian office buildings and commercial premises.

I recall from a lecture that I attended that the Dundee Royal Arch was taken down to make way for the Tay Road Bridge.
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Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Postby Anorak » Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:22 am

Here's a return to a really old topic.......

Back in 1849 Albert was still alive. The young queen hadn't quite got into the mourning black yet!

They travelled with the weans to Glasgow in the Royal Yacht, arriving at the foot of West Street, where the southern side of the Squiggly Bridge is now situated. The "triumphal arch" at the Jamaica Bridge gets a passing mention in the article.

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I mentioned Queen Victoria's visit to Glasgow in 1849 in another thread, suggesting that she may have used the new cross-border railway lines introduced in 1848 to get here.
Turns out she did take the train, but from Queen Street heading north towards her estate at Balmoral.

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