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Alex Glass

Depends on where you want to go. The Dams are at the back and it is easier to get to them from Aurs Road, Barrhead.

By car M77 to Newton Mearns as you come off take a right and head for Barrhead.

Don't know if it is the Neilston train from Central that stops at Patterton Station.

If you are up for a walk you could make your way to Nitshill Road and use the path from the Ashoka at the Mill.

M77 to Arden cut off and turn right onto Nitshill Road past Sainsbury's to Ashoka. Good parking facilities.

Barrhead Train from Central to Nitshill on Nitshill Road turn right and past the Gala Bingo to Ashoka.
wee minx

I parked on the wee back road, there's a few layby type thingies, usually guys park there when going to fish.
There is quite a bit of wild life around, I'm sure I saw an otter or a stoat(not quick enough with the camera ). There was more i could have seen, but it was very remote, felt a wee bit spooky on my own.
Alex Glass

As Vice Chair of the Dams to Darnley Country Park. I would encourage everyone to visit the dams. Some improvement works have been carried out and more is planned for this year.

I am trying to encourage better access to information about the CP through a website and leaflets about the annual report of the Joint Committee between Glasgow and East Renfrewshire Council.

The road you refer to WM is Aurs Road and it is one of the few parking areas near the CP.
Alex Glass

The Glasgow side of the Country Park

As the Dams to Darnley Country Park is mostly within the Glasgow boundary Should this not be moved to a more suitable location?

I went for a wonder from Nitshill Road upto the Dams.

This is mostly on the Glasgow side.













Alex Glass

East Renfrewshire end of Dams to Darnley

Up at the Dams



















wee minx

Nice pics alex, :) ( smileys no wurkin :( ), I used to call them the Dams and always thought they were in Glasgow,.
I went from my Grannies in Househillmuir to them every weekend mostly.
Alex Glass

Now that there are more new houses in the area they have decided to give them a name.

Which part of Househillmuir did your gran live? (Glad to see you called it Househillmuir, some people just refere to the area as Househillwood)

You can see a full collection of my photos on my Flickr.
wee minx

Alex Glass wrote:
Now that there are more new houses in the area they have decided to give them a name.

Which part of Househillmuir did your gran live? (Glad to see you called it Househillmuir, some people just refere to the area as Househillwood)

You can see a full collection of my photos on my Flickr.

She lived at 345 I think, up the top end really, so not too far to go up the lane to the Chippy in Nitshill Road , then she moved to Cleeves. I know all of Pollok/Priesthill/Nitshill well, pretty much stayed with her weekends.
Alex Glass

I live on Cleeves Road.

We should start a thread "Priesthill, Nitshill and Househillmuir".

I have a few photos and have been posting on the other site. There are a couple of guys on there from the area. We should get them over here for a wee project.
Alex Glass

Parkmeadow links to Dams to Darnley

A new network of paths which will be linked to routes to Dams to Darnley Counrty Park.

Walk through the estate from Parkhouse Road to the far end of the estate to find the link.

At the side of the Show Home for Bryant Homes













Alex Glass

Gorbals Water Company 1899

An old photo passed to me.

The Gorbals Water Company were responsible for running the Dams.

James

Great pic - I think I can even spot Hollowhorn...




James H
John

james73 wrote:
Great pic - I think I can even spot Hollowhorn...




James H


I can`t spot anyone who is not Hollowhorn
Alex Glass

Boundary Map Dams to Darnely Country Park

This map shows the boundary for the Dams to Darnley Country Park.



Sorry about the quality but it is lost in the scanning process and file reduction.
Ronnie

Alex Glass wrote:
I live on Cleeves Road.


I used to live at 123 Cleeves Road, but never really explored the area. We really should have a UG tour of Nitshill and surrounding area.

Best, R
Alex Glass

Ronnie wrote:
Alex Glass wrote:
I live on Cleeves Road.


I used to live at 123 Cleeves Road, but never really explored the area. We really should have a UG tour of Nitshill and surrounding area.

Best, R


Ronnie like your idea of a tour of Nitshill. I am trying to get someone to come over hear to work on a project for Nitshill. He has managed to locate the site of the old Victoria Mine. The location is at Shilton Walkway just up from Linnhead Drive.

A lot has changed in Nitshill in the last 10 years and I am sure there would be lots for people to photograph.
cheesylion

Can I suggest that a mod edits or deletes Alex's post above? I'm sure you will understand why. I have sent him a PM but he might not get it straight away.
James

I've edited his post.

Alex - if you want to edit it back that's ok, but remember this is an open forum
and the tinterweb is full of nutters. Some of them even post on this forum...




James H
cheesylion

Good work James, nice one.

Alex is a good guy and I wouldn't any freakies turning up at his door.
Alex Glass

Thank you guys.

If anyone is interested in a tour of Nitshill and the surrounding area I would be happy to select a few interesting places.

Unfortunately there may not be much of the old stuff to see but there is a lot happening.
UG_admin

There's always the tree Mary Queen of Scott's was supposed to have had a rest under to see! I always keep forgetting to take a photo of it.
Alex Glass





This is the tree.
UG_admin

That's the tree!
HollowHorn

Never knew of it's existence!!!! Gobsmacked.
Alex Glass

Starting a new thread as Nitshill is in Glasgow whilst part of the dams is in East Renfrew.

Posting up some map section that y be of interest.
neilmc

My first post; I'll introduce myself in the appropriate thread.

I'm sure this has been done before on another site, but here's a link to a very high-definition aerial photo (taken in winter, 1959) of part the Dams, with Nitshill, Priesthill, old Darnley and Arden featuring.

It's from The Glasgow Story, and I could study this photo for hours:-

http://www.theglasgowstory.com/imageview.php?inum=TGSE00508
Alex Glass

Welcome Neil

Glad to see you have made the trip over here. I have also started a thread in Urban Adventures for Nitshill. Hopefully you will be able to participate on adding some of your local knowledge.

Thanks for this web link.
neilmc

A frosty Darnley Country Park this morning:-





UG_admin

neilmc wrote:
A frosty Darnley Country Park this morning:-


Nice ones!
Alex Glass

Neil we appear to have been working at both ends of the Brock Burn today.

I have some photos of the Burn down in Priesthill. Haven't transferred them from my camera yet. Will hopefully get some posted up later.

Nice photos Neil.
neilmc

Thanks scallopboy and Alex; glad I took the day off today.

Looking forward to the 'down river' photos.

Here's another one, a particularly rustic corner of the park:-

Alex Glass

As promised Neil

A couple from earlier today at the Priesthill end of the Brock.







See more of Priesthill Park and Walkway here
neilmc

Thanks for posting those photos Alex: did your Flickr tour, which brought back some memories; haven't hung about that area since around 1970, and even then I got chased!

It reminded me of the allotments that used to be there, against the railway line at the junction of Neilston Avenue and Glenmuir Drive. If you went under the railway via the main bridge in your photos there was a spot where travelling folk used to camp up, roughly where Kennishead Road and Glen Moriston Road now meet; got chased by them as well!

Seeing the photos of Burnbrae Primary reminded me of a band I used to hang about with who called themselves variously Glass Onion and Death of Creation, who practiced and played in Burnbrae: Nicky McEwan, lead guitar; Nat McGhee, rhythm guitar; Andy Ramsay, bass guitar; and an unknown drummer, although I painted an apocolyptic landscape on his bass drum cover. I remember one gig in Burnbrae where I was acting as some sort of roadie; after the gig, we got chased.....
johnmcn

Can you remember the old tunnel behind the Plots?
Pretty sure there used to be two,one got filled in leaving the one that had Scojo,Cas +Belldo's graffiti on it (that must have been there near 20 years)

Did the travellers park on the old spare ground behind the 'kingy' ?
neilmc

Don't remember any tunnels, johnmcn - did they go under the railway where the station is now? They must have been a well-kept secret in my time as a kid in Priesthill (1964-68). Only started hanging out there again briefly as a teenager in the early '70s.

You've got me stumped with the 'kingy' too; was that anything to do with the old bridge with no sides which crossed the Brock Burn a wee bit further up the road? Is it still there?
johnmcn

Yeah pretty sure i remember a tunnel just down a bit from where the station is now.I remember you could see the outline of it from Kennesihead rd,just the outer stonework because it had been filled in with red ash so stood out.If you rummaged about through the bushes you could probably find it..

The Kingy was the king swing just along from the old bridge,a big tree long gong.Think you can just make out the clearing if you stand at the 'new' park...
Ahh the memories,jumping on and swinging maybe 30' high crapping yourself,then as you return someone shouts "boardie" and 6 or 7 people jump on crushing your nads ;D  good fun,shame something like that would be fenced off and signposts put up nowadays
neilmc

johnmcn wrote:
The Kingy was the king swing just along from the old bridge,a big tree long gong.Think you can just make out the clearing if you stand at the 'new' park...
Ahh the memories,jumping on and swinging maybe 30' high crapping yourself,then as you return someone shouts "boardie" and 6 or 7 people jump on crushing your nads


Sounds like a hoot; we had a similar swing in Househill Park, across the Levern Water.

Anyway, yep, that sounds just about right for the location; I'll have to take a wander along there.
Alex Glass

Fantastic stories Neil and John.

Neil

Did the band play anywhere else or was it just locally?

John

There was some discussion about other tunnels up at the Levern Bridge.

Did they look like this





johnmcn

No pretty sure it was very similar to the present one further down but smaller due to the line of the hill,well i assume it was similar going by the stone work cause it was filled in...
You've got me thinking i'm going senile now

Behind the plots is where the best brambles grew and when the rhubarb was out of season ( ) we picked those along the line so pretty sure about it (or was anyway ) and yeah we got lifted by the police for doing that and got dragged up to a hearing in the central station

It's roughly around where i put the red circle,and i've just noticed the line of trees i disrupted there,maybe by the filling in..Might be a better chance of seeing part of it in the priesty end...



now i'll need to ask my dad when i see him next week to make sure i'm not going mad  
neilmc

Alex Glass wrote:


Did the band play anywhere else or was it just locally?



They never really went any further, but Nicky McEwan had some success with Frenzy later on. I met him in the mid-1980s when I worked in Pollok Post Office, Haughburn Road, and he worked in the adjoining Sorting Office. He didn't want to talk about it.

Never did hear any more of Nat McGhee, but he could play a really mean country blues on acoustic guitar.

Never heard any more of Andy Ramsay either, until I read he was the guy abducted on Berryknowes Road last year.......
Alex Glass

John

Where your circle is located I think is where the new houses are.

It may be difficult getting to see any evidence of the tunnel. It may be better looking from the Kennishead Road to see if it is still visible.

Thanks Neil in the early eighties we transported a band to a couple of gigs in the Partick area. They lived in the area. So I was wondering if any of them could have been members of that band. I can't remember their names but will ask my brother the next time I see him to see if he remembers.
johnmcn

I just remembered the old photo someone posted in HG and had a look back.

You can see the old tunnel and the path running to it...see not mad after all  

neilmc

Alex Glass wrote:

Thanks Neil in the early eighties we transported a band to a couple of gigs in the Partick area. They lived in the area. So I was wondering if any of them could have been members of that band. I can't remember their names but will ask my brother the next time I see him to see if he remembers.


Unlikely to be  any connection Alex, as the period I'm talking about was 1971-72. Nicky stayed in Ravenscraig Drive at the corner with Muirshiel Crescent, Nat came from Elliston Drive or Avenue, and the late Andy from Whithope Terrace in South Nitshill's 'Valley'.

Transport for these guys was the 48 and 48A bus.....
wee minx

Oh my goodness, thats a great pic, I think i can see the back of Househillmuir and the Brickworks and its chimney!!! ...if thats it..I', jumping up and down, its the first pic I've ever saw of it..I played there as a wee girl..at the brickworks.  anybody know if i'm seeing right?
neilmc

Your dead right Wee Minx, and I can see all four houses I lived in as a youngster: on Ravenscraig Drive, Lunderston Drive, Neilston Avenue and Peat Road.

As for that tunnel, John, I must have used it! I've got something to work on now, so I'll check the old maps in work when I go back.
johnmcn

Looking at both piccies it seems i was off a bit,my original circle should be a bit to the left.If you look at the older one the original wall does seem to arch out a bit on the Kennishead rd bit. So the tunnel would be approximately as it turns in..

The older pic is how i like to remember Priesthill,i'm a 70's child so when they started knocking those old tenements down a lot of my mates moved away.Then when they renovated the others  losing the top floor i lost some more..
Seen Burnbrae go to a full school with a full annexe to a few classes a few years back when i went to enquire about some school photos.
Alex Glass

johnmcn wrote:
I just remembered the old photo someone posted in HG and had a look back.

You can see the old tunnel and the path running to it...see not mad after all  



I have seen this photo lots of times before and didn't notice the Brickworks. You can also see the old Cleeves Place.

Where you have placed the circle may be quite close to the house of a relative of a member on here. Maybe he can get photos from the back garden the next time he visits.

Maybe someone will be able to identify the tower that appears at the corner of Cleeves Place facing Linnhead Drive at Glenmuir Drive. I seen on an old map that there was a water tower near there but it doesnt look like a water tower.

Also within Househill Park at Prestwick Street it looks like the old gas works. One further observation - this photo predates the building of St Ignatius RC Primary School and looks like Househill House is visible.
Alex Glass

I was on the train yesterday and had a look as it passed Priesthill.

You can see that there is a wall that runs all the way down the side of the park. Just where your circle is John it is clear that the wall takes a turn toward the railway. It is about the third house down from the station on the new Glenmuir Avenue.
johnmcn

I asked my brother and mate about it and they clearly remember it,prior to it being filled it was blocked off with corrugated steel sheets(i had forgotten about that )It must have been late seventies or very early eighties it was filled in.Wouldve ideal for access to both sides of the station imho


I just realised the corner of Muirshiel and Glenmuir is different,i'd forgotten they changed it when it became a bus route to pollok Centre,dont think the person at the 'Tee' close liked it,they took a chunk of their garden  for the wider corner  
neilmc

johnmcn wrote:
The Kingy was the king swing just along from the old bridge,a big tree long gong.Think you can just make out the clearing if you stand at the 'new' park...
Ahh the memories,jumping on and swinging maybe 30' high crapping yourself,then as you return someone shouts "boardie" and 6 or 7 people jump on crushing your nads ;D  good fun,shame something like that would be fenced off and signposts put up nowadays


Well, the Kingy may have gone but the old bridge is still there: and as you predicted John, it is fenced off.

Photo taken by my pal Ann on her mobile:-

Unh@ppyb@st@rd

Quote:
Maybe someone will be able to identify the tower that appears at the corner of Cleeves Place facing Linnhead Drive at Glenmuir Drive. I seen on an old map that there was a water tower near there but it doesnt look like a water tower


The tower wasn't in Cleeves Place it was at my back garden (reference my family ) It was a water tower but it was also rumoured to be an airvent from old mineshaft. I was in it once cant remember many pipes. The prefabs on Cleeves & Glenmuir both backed onto it.

wee minx i played in old brickworks as kid... god i'm getting old  

There was white hills other side of railway, they were made of chalk/limstone & did have tunnels. this would be before Darnley & Cleeves Road houses were built.

I stayed in old prefabs on Glenmuir Drive right across from Linnhead my family had stayed in prefab for about 25-30 years. Nae central heating only a coal fire  

ps the community center i think on Househillmuir was Burnbrae primary annex for a while. when the old Burnbrae annex next to school burnt down
Alex Glass

I have a coupe of map sections of the Cleeves area UHB. I will post them on the Nitshill thread as this discussion is leading to the Glasgow end again.

Nice photo Neil.  

I forgot to post up earlier.
Geo

DIRECTIONS!

Hey! ... Does anyone know how to get to Barrhead Dams by bus from the city centre ?... i usually go with my dad but he's got the car so its easier ta get ta obv lol [i did get offered lesson son my 18th but bleeehhh couldnt be assed xD] so if anyone could help ... MUCH APRECIATED! CHEERS!
udrigle

Hi there,
              Get a 47, 48, 57 or 56 to Nitshill road, get off at the Ashoka, [ask the driver, he will know where it is] and follow Corselat road, [the road that runs alongside the ashoka] It will take you all the way up to the dams, about a 20minute walk.
Smartalex

Re: DIRECTIONS!

Geo wrote:
Hey! ... Does anyone know how to get to Barrhead Dams by bus from the city centre ?... i usually go with my dad but he's got the car so its easier ta get ta obv lol [i did get offered lesson son my 18th but bleeehhh couldnt be assed xD] so if anyone could help ... MUCH APRECIATED! CHEERS!


This link will show you the road to follow that will take you to the Dams and Barrhead Viaduct, It's a reasonable walk but it's the easiest way from the city side.
Use this map and follow Corselet Road and you will see the dams and how to get there:- >Click Me<

You could also get the train to barrhead and go that way but they are both just as good.

Hope this helps,
Alex.
Geo

Cheers guys!... ... its kl i know were the ashoka is ... my dad usually parks there when go there sometimes and walk down the road beside it THANKS A LOT ANYWAY! ... i just wanted ta now what busses go past   ... btw .... is there a bus stop close to the ashoka?... just so know!... =] Cheers guys!
Smartalex

There are bus stops on nearly all the main roads around the ashoka, just get up when you see it and walk back you should be pretty close by.

P.s Don't be a stranger, take some photo's of your trip and post them up here, it's always good to see some pics.

Cheers,
Alex.
Alex Glass

Geo

There are a couple of Park Rangers employed now. I don't know at the moment where they operate from but if you need any further help let me know and I will get you contact details for them.
udrigle

It's good to hear that there are some park rangers there now, there have been lot's of improvements to the paths and entrances over the last few months. I walk around there most days and spotted 2 Deer just last week down at the pond, so the wildlife is also still around, i was woried that all the new housing may have chased them away.
johnmcn

Alex Glass wrote:
Geo

There are a couple of Park Rangers employed now. I don't know at the moment where they operate from but if you need any further help let me know and I will get you contact details for them.



For some reason the first image that popped into my head was Ranger smith from Yogi bear
Alex Glass

     

Where have you been John
mcnally

Great pics of barrhead dams. I worked there over 30 years ago and enjoyed it very much. used to be on night shift and walked from nitshill in the pitch dark scarey stuff.
Alex Glass

Welcome to Urban Glasgow McNally.

Glad to hear you liked all the photos. It is always interesting to hear stories from people who can associate with the images posted.

Would like to hear more about your experience at the Dams
Murn


1) at top of the spare ground up from shops, my brothers and pals


2) just in front of shops on Priesthill Road, my sister and brother


Our family moved to Priesthill when it was first built, my older sister told me that there was a big farmers barn on the spare ground that picture 1 shows.
wee minx

That brings back memories Murn..lovely
Alex Glass

They family photos are great Murn.

The aerial of Priesthill was taken before Cleeves was built in the 70's and you can see the brick works. I have seen it before and am still trying to get old aerial photos of the area but it has proven difficult. There is one which shows the Barrhead Road at the Bundy but it doesn't go as far up as Priesthill.

A friend moved into a house in Househillwood when it was first completed and clearly remembers the open fields that became Craigbank/Priesthill/Nitshill/South Nitshill/Darnley.

He also talks about the Italian Prisoner of War Camp which he claims was over toward Cowglen.
Fjord

Welcome to UG Murn that's a great first post  
Murn

Tunnel

I seem to remember two tunnels in the park, one closer to the swings and the second at the end where the turnip fields were

Can anyone tell me where exactly the shady was, I was asking my sisters but they can't really remember either  The shady was where we used to swim I think it was the deeper part of the burn.
Alex Glass

I am sure if Big Drew comes on line he will be able to answer your question

I am not originally from the area and only know the area over the last 20 years.

Not complaining but maybe this part of this thread could have either been included in one of the other threads which cover the area as it is in Glasgow or it could make a new thread

(Maybe one of the mods could assist )
johnmcn

Re: Tunnel

Murn wrote:
I seem to remember two tunnels in the park, one closer to the swings and the second at the end where the turnip fields were

Can anyone tell me where exactly the shady was, I was asking my sisters but they can't really remember either  The shady was where we used to swim I think it was the deeper part of the burn.



Murn you can see the tunnel in the picture you posted,i had a discussion a while back about it here


The shady or what we called shady brook was in Darnley,and would be just along from the old (now blocked off) tunnel..
Should be around the red circle in the piccie,it was a sharpish bend in the burn so water was slower and slightly deeper,a lot more trees than from what i remember though..

Murn

I did not realise that your image was from the same area. When I stayed in Priesthill Kennishead road was not there.

Not sure but is that Darnley area  I remember cutting through Darnley Lane to go to the dams, and you are right best spot for brambles. We made a little secret hidey hole up beside the tracks there. Gypsies used to have a camp around there.
Unh@ppyb@st@rd

Murn u must be about 100  

Kennishead road has been there a long time. i remember it from when i was a lad. The photo below is from 1920's.

http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.u...Go&page=1&imagesize=large
Murn

am expecting my telegram fae the Queen any day
Perhaps it was called Kennishead Road but I am sure it was just a wee dirt lane, bit you know how bad yer memory gets at a 100
I can't remember any houses on it do you know exactly where abouts on the road that picture was taken
Unh@ppyb@st@rd

emm nope but you cant look from Kennishead Road to Carnwadric now. The original part of Kennishead road is from Barrhead Road probably only went as far as Kennishead farm. Turretbank Drive (Boydstone road) was used during war for AA implacements also think hospital & Italian Prisoner of War Camp.
Alex Glass

If you look at the aerial photo there is no sign of Kennishead Road. The plots for the new houses on Glenmuir Drive are laid out. These houses at the side of the railway and the new station Priesthill/Darnley is at the bottom of the plots. This is close to the road now and there is now sign of it.

My wife's family moved to these house and were there before Darnley was built. It was a field before Darnley was built so I think that Kennishead Road may have been extended when Darnley was built.
Murn

I have been trying to find some old pictures of the area but with no luck.
I am remember walking over the bridge at the burn to go to Carnwadric and I think Kenishead road started there
The part leading to nitshill road could have been Darnley Lane
I think there used to be a hospital there, just where the road going towards South Nitshill is now. But my mind could be playing tricks on me
johnmcn

Unh@ppyb@st@rd wrote:
Murn u must be about 100  

Kennishead road has been there a long time. i remember it from when i was a lad. The photo below is from 1920's.

http://www.eastrenfrewshire.gov.u...Go&page=1&imagesize=large



Thats not the Kennishead rd in Darnley but the one in Carnwadric/Thorliebank..IIRC the one with the health centre and g101 on it.
neilmc

Darnley Country Park:-










Alex Glass

Great photos Neil.    

The Country Park is looking good don't you think
John

More of these please Neil  
Jock58

Re: The Glasgow side of the Country Park

Alex Glass wrote:


Hi Alex

I'm trying to place this bridge. Is it in the area behind the Darnley mill ?

Jock58
Alex Glass

It is directly behind the Ashoka Jock



I know it may not look like it but it is the same bridge. I was there yesterday and took this photo.

Jock58

Hi Alex
Thanks for confirming this bridge. I know which one it is now. I remember there were at least 3 bridges in that area one looked much older and very unsafe and one had metal girders across the span.
Must have a walk down that way next trip to Glasgow.
Jock58
Alex Glass

You will be referring to these bridges Jock.

Older Bridge







Third Bridge







Jock is it possible that this was the location of the bridge with the steel girders? Or is it the previous photo you are referring to.



Alex Glass

From this



to this



A bit of past present to show how the new entrance to the Brock Burn Walkway from Nitshill Road to the Dams.
Jock58

Hi Alex
Its been 35 years but i remember that area was a while lot wilder then, looks like there are nice paths to follow now.
The bridge with the girders was a high bridge. The girders formed the span. Even from a kids eye view it must have been 8 to 10 ft over the water. I think we called it the irony (not the Levern one). I remember it was pretty scary crossing it. If the bottle went you could always shuffle across on your butt  

I think i mentioned before about the dippers nesting in the wall of that bridge.
I'm pretty sure it was near the back of the Darnley mill and you could see the building through the trees.
Darn i wish i could go walkabout up there.
jock58
Alex Glass

The walls with the graffiti could have been the location then Jock as it isn't far from the Mill but if just after the older bridge.

Here is another improvement which has taken place in the last couple of years.

Before/During



After/Now

Jock58

Hi Alex
Its gonna take a trip up there i think, as i said this was a high structure.
Maybe its no longer there. But i think there would still be some trace remaining it had a substantial retaining wall on the mill side bank.
I seen to remember it crossed the brock at an angle not straight like the bridges shown.

Jock58
Jock58

Hi All
Maybe Mr U will know of the bridge i mentioned behind Darnley Farm.
Jock58
mr.underwood

Bridge

Hi Jock,Sorry mate I cant recall the bridge you are referring to,the only one of that description I can think of crossed the Levern from a field at Prestwick Street to the Red Hills.I remember it being a bit hairy when it was windy.Crossing on your ar** was the safest way,but you got a roasting from your mates!!!!
Jock58

Re: Bridge

mr.underwood wrote:
Hi Jock,Sorry mate I cant recall the bridge you are referring to,the only one of that description I can think of crossed the Levern from a field at Prestwick Street to the Red Hills.I remember it being a bit hairy when it was windy.Crossing on your ar** was the safest way,but you got a roasting from your mates!!!!


Hi Mr U & All
If it was there i thought you may remember it.
OK this is gonna have to wait till i get up the road, Could be my memories are a bit muddled.

If you look at the Map i put up to show the Tram bridge you can see there was another track that went behind the farm and seemed to cross the burn at an angle and on to the clay works area.
This is also visible on the aerial photo of Darnley.
I can still picture the wall upstream on the west side of the burn, it was drywall not brick with a pebble bank at the bottom.
Jock58
aardee

hi jock i remember the bridges you mean there in the woods further up closer to the dams.if you follow the river heading back down from the dams they where about 300 yards down one was about 10 or 12 feet. the brick wall supports had had griffiti on it pink floyd in white paint. there was a smaller bridge further down and inbetween them there was a large steel object thatlooked like the chimmney of an old steam train but was actually an overflow pipe from the dams thats why the bridge was so high  incase they had to use it dont think they ever did though. so jock does that sound  like the bridges you remember
Jock58

Hi ardee
The area i think i remember is defiantly behind Darnley farm.
I have already told the wife,
I'm taking here out for the day next time we get up the road  

Jock58
jamesa

Re: Barrhead Dams

wee minx wrote:
I used to go there as a wee girl, it was nice to go back, more to photograph than I thought  
The whole bunch

Wish I'd got it flying towards me
jamstaruk

stumbled across this by accident but enjoyed the stories and pics i was brought up in priesthill from 1972-1995 supprised no mention of "auldy" was always some grafiti by him around the dams lol

take me back to the days of glue sniffers and mods  
Stuball

jamstaruk
Alex Glass

jamstaruk wrote:
stumbled across this by accident but enjoyed the stories and pics i was brought up in priesthill from 1972-1995 supprised no mention of "auldy" was always some grafiti by him around the dams lol

take me back to the days of glue sniffers and mods  


Welcome to Urban Glasgow Jamstaruk

Let us know more about your memories.
johnmcn

Took a trip to the dams today with my son and took a doner through the woods..While i was there i came across an old bridge that Jock mentioned a while back regarding a ruin on the other side.Didn't cross it but took a piccie to put Jocks mind at rest that there is a bridge somewhere between the Old Waulkmill house ruin and the dam...
Jock58

johnmcn wrote:
Took a trip to the dams today with my son and took a doner through the woods..While i was there i came across an old bridge that Jock mentioned a while back regarding a ruin on the other side.Didn't cross it but took a piccie to put Jocks mind at rest that there is a bridge somewhere between the Old Waulkmill house ruin and the dam...


Hi johnmc
That one bridge i had a memory of, I plan to have a good wander round the Darnley house to dams area when i come up to visit.
There's a few things i want to see again in that area. I will be interested to see what has changed in 30 odd years.
Jock58
vikingnz

Used to go fishing up at the dams only thing I can remember were tall archies , and also really calm feeling no noise , very tranquil .

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