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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 5:40 pm    Post subject: Springburn Maisonettes  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi Guys

Im looking for a front end pic of the Maisonettes in Springburn (Balgaryhill) prior to their refurbishment in the early 90s, Can someone post a pic please?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Springburn Maisonettes Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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Hi Guys

Im looking for a front end pic of the Maisonettes in Springburn (Balgaryhill) prior to their refurbishment in the early 90s, Can someone post a pic please?



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Only kiddin   this is all I could find
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Thanks but ive already got that one minx.
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Does anyone know the reason for the total refurbishment on the flats? Were any of them demolished? I used to live in 99 Lenzie Terrace from 2005-2009. My mum's parents used to live in no. 39 up to 2009. I wonder if there had been any mass interior layout changes as part of the refurbishment. I even remember the park in-between Lenzie Terrace and Balgrayhill Road before the original stuff had been removed and replaced by horrible stuff for little children, under-7 that is.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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Does anyone know the reason for the total refurbishment on the flats? Were any of them demolished? I used to live in 99 Lenzie Terrace from 2005-2009. My mum's parents used to live in no. 39 up to 2009. I wonder if there had been any mass interior layout changes as part of the refurbishment. I even remember the park in-between Lenzie Terrace and Balgrayhill Road before the original stuff had been removed and replaced by horrible stuff for little children, under-7 that is.


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Just found out today, from my grandmother who used to live there till a few year ago that there was more sections and a lot of them were demolished during the renovation in the 1990s. She told me that there was one long corridor running the whole length and there used to be lifts. She even said that one time she went in one of the lifts there was a hole in it! There also used to be verandas at the back. All of the buildings used to be connected. I kind of think it was a shame that the buildings connected by a bridge going over Galloway Street was demolished because of the bridge.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 9:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I moved into these flats as a 7 year old in 1967. 12B/7 Galloway St. .They were state of the art.
Your right about the long corridor and the idea behind this was to allow people to shelter from the elements when coming up from Springburn ,which was still a bustling town centre and where everyone shopped.
The flats on the top(B)deck were arranged in groups of 4 and each flat had a spacious 'cellar' which could be accessed from the corridor.
The 2 flats on either side of the group of 4 had 3 bedrooms and access to the roof which was great in the summer.
The 2 flats inbetween had 1 and 5 bedrooms .The 1 bedroom one for elderly people and the 5 bedroom one for large families.
All flats had a veranda which was accessed from the kitchen (at the front facing west)..again great during the long hot summers of the 70s.
It was a great place to be a kid and made lots of friends and had lots of adventures.Mr Gray who lived in 9B taught me and his son how to play chess which I still play today.
It started going downhill about 76/77 when droves of the families who had originally arrived from all over the city when their areas had been bulldozed started buying in places like Bishopbriggs etc and by 1980 it was a complete sh*thole.
I know there's a lot of rose tinted stuff about the old days but everyone in these flats where more or less in the same boat and helped each other out as best they could.
The concept of these flats was superb and they have been remodelled and are still being lived in but they were of their time.A time when many young families needed a good place to bring up their kids and the corporation of Glasgow should be given credit for building them

Picture showing B deck taken at 1 Galloway st looking north.this corridor ran for about 1/2 a mile


This block has now gone but the tenements are still there and in tip top condition

Thats one of the lifts your granny was telling you about
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 04, 2013 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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Picture showing B deck taken at 1 Galloway st looking north.this corridor ran for about 1/2 a mile



they ended up putting fences every 50 meters or so in the landings to stop young uns on motor bikes etc from tearing down them.

which meant if you wanted to go to a house 5 doors away youd have to go up 1 along then down again....turned the place into a total maze
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I have no idea where else I can post this.

On December 20th 2013 on the train (the 1st 380 I've been on) when I was going to my school I saw, for the first time the maisonettes in Pollokshields, identical to the Springburn ones, but the only notable refurb being on the roof area. I never took a photo. When I saw them Some of them were white from a refurb but the other ones were in their original colour. Are those unrefurbed ones going to be demolished?


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