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Alycidon

Bye Bye Bilslands

Another landmark no more, drove past last week and the demolition squads were hard at work.  Surprised nobody has commented before

http://glasgow.stv.tv/articles/30...ly-being-torn-down-february-2015/
Gina

Shame to see it go as my dad worked there till early in 1977. Unfortunately he had argued with most of the foremen in the rest of the Glasgow bakeries that we ended up moving to Livingston later that same year where he worked in Pattersons Shortbread factory till he eventually retired in 1995.
Beano

Gina wrote:
Shame to see it go as my dad worked there till early in 1977. Unfortunately he had argued with most of the foremen in the rest of the Glasgow bakeries

Yup that's George alright, spoke his mind as it should be. I too was barred from the Bakers union in later years after helping the Bilslands workforce move to the T.G.W.U, Donny Mc Farlane at that time was the convener.
Stuball

Took this picture at the start of the demolition as they started by knocking down the Soundhaus, my favourite wee nightclub


20141128_224055 by stuballscramble, on Flickr
norrie

I only heard about it on Friday, popped down Saturday and got a few shots but I have missed the whole thing
No matter, I will keep my yes peeled for any new building on the site
Gina

Bilslands used to make two types of plain bread, Wonderloaf and Daybake.
My dad said the van drivers used to tell him of women almost coming to blows over which one was the best.
If it came to the stage where there wasn't enough of one type left in the shop then real fights would result as these women insisted that one tasted better than the other!!

I went to visit one day and he gave me a quick tour of the place showing me the bread process from start to finish. I watched a conveyor belt with a continuous line of plain loaves travelling along towards the wrapping areas but near the end the conveyor belt split in a Y with a large paddle moving a dozen loaves down the left fork before moving across to send a dozen loaves down the right hand fork and so on .........

You guessed......those going down the left fork were wrapped as Wonderloaf and those going down the right fork were wrapped as Daybake!

All that fighting over the colour of a wrapper!
Now I wonder if there are any other incidences of that sort of thing in Glasgow?
sputnik

there certainly was gina
Vinny the Mackem

Gina wrote:
Bilslands used to make two types of plain bread, Wonderloaf and Daybake.
My dad said the van drivers used to tell him of women almost coming to blows over which one was the best.
If it came to the stage where there wasn't enough of one type left in the shop then real fights would result as these women insisted that one tasted better than the other!!

I went to visit one day and he gave me a quick tour of the place showing me the bread process from start to finish. I watched a conveyor belt with a continuous line of plain loaves travelling along towards the wrapping areas but near the end the conveyor belt split in a Y with a large paddle moving a dozen loaves down the left fork before moving across to send a dozen loaves down the right hand fork and so on .........

You guessed......those going down the left fork were wrapped as Wonderloaf and those going down the right fork were wrapped as Daybake!

All that fighting over the colour of a wrapper!
Now I wonder if there are any other incidences of that sort of thing in Glasgow?

Many years ago, I worked with a solicitor who was utterly convinced that blue wrapped Penguins tasted different and better than green wrapped ones. Red was next best, with yellow in third place. This argument went on for weeks. We even did a blind taste test, which she failed but then accused me of rigging the results.

I actually thought she was taking the piss - the office was notorious for practical jokes (sending someone to our bank to collect their verbal stamp of approval for an important document, telephone messages from Mr C. Lyon, with Glasgow Zoo's number, etc) but it became clear that she wholeheartedly believed it. I ended up writing to McVitie's to explain the predicament and I got a lovely letter back explaining there was no difference whatsoever, and sent us a box of various biscuits!
cybers

Vinny the Mackem wrote:


Many years ago, I worked with a solicitor who was utterly convinced that blue wrapped Penguins tasted different and better than green wrapped ones. Red was next best, with yellow in third place. This argument went on for weeks. We even did a blind taste test, which she failed but then accused me of rigging the results.

I actually thought she was taking the piss - the office was notorious for practical jokes (sending someone to our bank to collect their verbal stamp of approval for an important document, telephone messages from Mr C. Lyon, with Glasgow Zoo's number, etc) but it became clear that she wholeheartedly believed it. I ended up writing to McVitie's to explain the predicament and I got a lovely letter back explaining there was no difference whatsoever, and sent us a box of various biscuits!


She was right, you were wrong. As a synesthete myself I know exactly what she was talking about with red being my more dominant colour to the point I can actually taste it on sight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia
Vinny the Mackem

cybers wrote:
Vinny the Mackem wrote:


Many years ago, I worked with a solicitor who was utterly convinced that blue wrapped Penguins tasted different and better than green wrapped ones. Red was next best, with yellow in third place. This argument went on for weeks. We even did a blind taste test, which she failed but then accused me of rigging the results.

I actually thought she was taking the piss - the office was notorious for practical jokes (sending someone to our bank to collect their verbal stamp of approval for an important document, telephone messages from Mr C. Lyon, with Glasgow Zoo's number, etc) but it became clear that she wholeheartedly believed it. I ended up writing to McVitie's to explain the predicament and I got a lovely letter back explaining there was no difference whatsoever, and sent us a box of various biscuits!


She was right, you were wrong. As a synesthete myself I know exactly what she was talking about with red being my more dominant colour to the point I can actually taste it on sight.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Synesthesia

Synesthesia had nowt to do with it. She was just slightly "eccentric" with leanings towards anything that reminded her of a certain football team in the Govan region!
cybers

Lol... Could be
robertpool

a link to my 'Bilsland' stuff  :-)   https://flic.kr/s/aHsjw2Fm6i
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