Bingham's Pond

Moderators: John, Sharon, Fossil, Lucky Poet, crusty_bint, Jazza, dazza

Bingham's Pond

Postby Blueboy » Sat Oct 30, 2004 5:46 pm

Evening all!

Oot on my usual Saturday cycle ride today to Fintry, I passed by Bingham's Pond on Great Western Road near Jury's Hotel. Anybody know who Bingham was and does the place have any interesting history (or is it a glorified puddle built for the hotel or something).

Cheers,

Away out to the pub to get walloped now. :roll:
Blueboy
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 554
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2002 4:31 pm
Location: Glasgow

Postby red_kola » Sat Oct 30, 2004 6:08 pm

From Along Great Western Road Gordon R. Urquhart, Stenlake Publishing, 2000.

Bingham's pond was built at Gartnavel in the early 1880s on the site of old brick and coal pits. Popular skating and boating activities were run by three generations of the Bingham family, with tea rooms established in the c.1885 clubhouse.
Glasgow Corporation tried to acquire the site in 1956, but it was sold for redevelopment. Various schemes were mooted in the late 1960s, and eventually the easterly third of the pond was filled in to allow Reo Stakis to build a five-story hotel. The remainder of the site was donated to the Corporation for use as a public park

All Typos: © red_kola
Extraneous commas: The author's own.
Destroy All Monsters
User avatar
red_kola
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 1351
Joined: Mon Apr 12, 2004 11:05 am

Postby aliferste » Sun Oct 31, 2004 1:28 pm

Here is a couple of pictures now that it has been done up

Image

Image


It used to be just a concrete bucket but recently they landscaped it..

I watched it changing over the last year.......
aliferste
Second Stripe
Second Stripe
 
Posts: 138
Joined: Sun May 09, 2004 11:26 am

Postby Blueboy » Mon Nov 01, 2004 12:28 pm

Thanks guys !
Very interesting.
Blueboy
Third Stripe
Third Stripe
 
Posts: 554
Joined: Sun Dec 15, 2002 4:31 pm
Location: Glasgow


Return to Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests