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calamity

Cambuslang

I got this from my old auntie yesterday who stayed with in laws many years ago in Cambuslang.. she was looking through old photos and gave me this to put on..  

calamity

This might have been taken in the cooperative halls in Cambuslang my uncle on the right of the picture.  

Starstorm99

My Mum would love a print of this.

OP's pic is of the Savoy, which was once a cinema. It's most recent incarnation was a bingo hall, but it's been closed for a good 5+ years. All buildings in the pic remain today. The buildings from the perspective of the artist were ripped down and a god-awful concrete shopping complex and square were added.
norrie

Main st, Westcoates rd, December 2007


Main st, Westcoates rd, December 2007



Main st, Tabernacle Lane, December 2007


Main st, December 2007

norrie

Main st, December 2007


Main st, December 2007



Main st, December 2007



Main st, December 2007

norrie

Main st, December 2007




Main st, December 2007


Main st, Tabernacle Lane, December 2007



Greenlees rd, Main st, December 2007
norrie

Greenlees rd, Main st, December 2007





Greenlees rd,  December 2007




Greenlees rd, Busheyhill st, December 2007



Rear of Vogue Cinema, December 2007
fastnet

norrie wrote:



Greenlees rd, Busheyhill st, December 2007





My Mrs used to work in that wee shop in the centre norrie.
fastnet





norrie

Hi Fastnet, are you from Cambuslang???
fastnet

Springhall norrie.
norrie

Hi Fastnet, not to far from me
fastnet

norrie...........I know.

I got you home on the bus at the clutha meet....  
cybers

And just how Fu was Norrie then  
fastnet

It's his age mate.....He's getting to the forgetfull stage...  
norrie

Woops, never had a drop
Trouble is I am bad with names at times and webpage names are worse
Thats why I use my correct name, so I know who I am
streapadair

3 years ago I started  this thread. The last page of the atlas, showing points east of Rutherglen, was missing, but it's just turned up.
It's grubbier than the other pages, but Cambuslangites may find it interesting.



I've edited the original thread to include it. The offer of a CD, which has been taken up by a dozen or so UGers, still stands, btw.
fastnet


Cambuslang main St. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
fastnet


Old fire station Cambuslang by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Cambuslang by john.mcknight, on Flickr
norrie

Hi fastnet, I like those shots of Cambuslang but for the life of me cant recall seeing a bend  in the Main st    
fastnet

Depends on what pub you come out of norrie...  
fastnet

Wetherspoons looking to move into the bingo hall.

http://www.rutherglenreformer.co....mbuslang-pub-plan-63227-33856555/
norrie

Hi Fastnet, I though that plan was dead in the water
Now I wonder if we can get entry before they start tearing it apart?
dickyhart

fastnet wrote:
Wetherspoons looking to move into the bingo hall.

http://www.rutherglenreformer.co....mbuslang-pub-plan-63227-33856555/


I work just along from it, there was some activity going on there this afternoon. metal doors where open and some people going in and out.
norrie

Hi dickyheart, thanks for letting me know
fastnet

My mate has been asked to submit a bid for supplying and fitting tactile anti slip system on the premises.
Invisible Lion

ST BRIDES PRIMARY, CAMBUSLANG

I just found out this week that my old primary, St Brides, got demolished to make way for some new glass and steel monstrosity.





I remember those orange tiles so vividly!

I'd planned on taking some pics of the old school, so I was really annoyed to discover it's gone.

Anyone here happen to have any old pics of St Brides?
wilberforce

St Brides pics

A load of St Brides photos , both old and new, on Ed Boyle's excellent Cambuslang site...
http://www.edwardboyle.com/EB/cam...0Brides%20School%20Collection.htm
Invisible Lion

Excellent!

There's also a bunch here:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/46379231%40N07/with/9132363173/
fastnet

The new Weatherspoons is coming along nicely.

Looks like they are keeping some of the original features.

https://www.facebook.com/thejohnfairweathercambuslang
norrie

Hi fastnet, thats great that some of the features have been retained, I hope to pop in and take some shots after it's opened
It was begining to look really run down, now it will be a shining light in Cambuslang
norrie

Ardoch Gardens, 1st February 2015


norrie

Cambuslang's former cinema The Savoy/Vogue has been converted to a Wotherspoons pub, The John Fairweather
I think they have made a good job of the convertion, many of the original cinema features have been retained

Main st, 1st February 2015










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Invisible Lion

Thanks for these pics, norrie. The place looks pretty damned good, I have to say.

I was never inside when I was growing up in Cambuslang, but even as I kid I despaired at the state of the exterior.

Am I wrong in thinking there used to be a bar inside called The Chandelier?
norrie

Hi Invisible Lion, I was never in the cinema but perhaps when it was a bingo hall it had a bar
sputnik

brilliant Norrie.love them or hate them wetherspoons have the funds to carry out such refurbishments.a bit of a trek for me but I will pay it a visit soon as I love old cinemas and art deco.what were the customers on the balcony watching?when the salon in hillhead was turned into a restaurant they used to have buster Keaton and Harold Lloyd on the screen.
John

Sputnik, the balcony punters look like dummies to me.
fastnet

They are dummies John.....
sputnik

doh!
norrie

Hi Sputnick, the figures on the balcony are dummys, I tried for close ups but I had camera shake
Marblez

Advert for Richmond Park Laundry c.1912

Norrie, did you work here when this was published ....  

Richmond_Park_Laundry_c1912
norrie

Just a wee bit before my time, only thing that the same is the money

Well found
IBrown

I am researching the hospital provision for sick and wounded soldiers in WW1 and their conveyance there by Rail. I have learned from a Railway source that a special platform was provided for Ambulance Trains from Southampton to serve “Gateside School Hospital”, Hamilton Road, Cambuslang. The school was completed just before or after war began in 1914 and was immediately requisitioned by the Army, and served as a hospital until 1919 when it reverted back to being a school, named at various times:

Gateside School; St. Bride’s Secondary; Trinity High; Cambuslang College; South Lanarkshire College.

Closed in 2008, it was demolished and Aldi is now built on the site.

Luckily there is a map of the railway line on this thread so I’ve borrowed it to show which  line the platform was on. Its the line from Kirkhill that used to go over Hamilton Road and past Westburn cemetery to Carmyle.

streapadair wrote:


But it’s the school building I’m interested in, particularly where the pedestrian and vehicle entrances were to it from the adjacent roads, as this may confirm my opinion on where the platform was located on the Carmyle line.

Aerial photos of the line are taken from the Glasgow Central Low Level in 1967 thread, page 67, and you’ll see from these below that the Carmyle line runs on an embankment and there’s no road access up to any platform along there. There was also the Hamilton Road bridge and 3 rail bridges all within 900 yards of the junction between the Carmyle line and Kirkhill line, close to the tunnel.

Fjord wrote:
Ally_M wrote:
The best I can manage is this
The Westburn line approaches from the left (red line) and the red box is where it meets the WCML. The blue dots indicate the location of the bridge but it is too poor quality at that part of the image to blow it up any further.

Here's a sharper image in panoramic view. CLICK link below for larger version. I must admit I like the prominent coal bing.

CLICK >>>then click again on image to zoom in http://i222.photobucket.com/album...ano-1949_zps7872b7bc.jpg~original




The Google Street View link below is Howieshill Road at Howieshill Avenue looking north towards Hamilton Road. Gateside school would have been a short distance away to the left, and the railway now at road level sits on the right. There is a track access there a short distance beyond the railway building, which may have been the access to the platform which I believe was on the first track behind the fence.

goo.gl/XSDa5K

Question – was there vehicular access off Howieshill Avenue into Gateside school?
norrie

Mansion st, Cambuslang former police station, 27th December 2016



Mansion st, Cambuslang former police station, 27th December 2016
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