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lucy90

Cowcaddens/Garnethill/North City Centre/M8

I'm currently studying the north area of Glasgow city centre at Strathclyde University where we are tracing the development and significance of the area through recollections and memories.

If anyone has any stories about growing up in this area, I would really appreciate hearing about them.

Things like how the m8 construction affected the area, where people socialised, where people worked, what was good about the area, etc.

Thanks!!
maximusmop

i grew up in dundasvale court, he has picture of the deck blocks in cowwcadens being built, and the old dallas shop that was accross from cowcaddens subway
Alex Glass

I grew up in Cowcaddens for the first seven years of my life.

Attended Milton Street Primary School.

Have already posted a few old photos on here in other threads. There are photos on the Virtual Mitchell of out house at 35 Port Dundas Road.

Cowcaddens (1)

Which was at the bottom of Airdrie Street which would have been about the nearest corner of the block above.

Cowcaddens (2)There were loads of pubs in the Cowcaddens

Cowcaddens (10)

When I was growing up the Ozlid building as we knew it was a place to go to get free paper to draw on during the holidays. I often went messages for the men in the basement and always spent the tip at the shops buying from the penny tray usually.

Cowcaddens (12)

I am sure the building below was the location of an annex for St Aloysius RC Primary School

Cowcaddens (20)

Most of the area was demolished as part of the slum clearances and people moved to the new peripheral estates of Easterhouse, Drumchapel and Castlemilk.

After many years and with new tower blocks built many of the remaining pieces of spare ground had other new building placed on them.

Cowcaddens (32)

The building below was the location of Scottish and Newcastle Breweries and other associated office accommodation.

Cowcaddens (34)

The William Annan Water Fountain gifted in 1915 was a favourite place to play when it was located a the gushet of Port Dundas Road and Cowcaddens Road.

William Annan Fountain Port Dundas (13)

We left Cowcaddens just before the British Rail building was completed.

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prince21

Alex, my dad worked in a pub at the bottem of Airdrie Street called The Favourite. It was called the Angus Bar before. The photo of the weekly newspaper at the corner of Milton Street was Ropers pub. St Aloysius Primary, which I attended, was next to it. I was born in Milton Place on March 1950. I attended St Aloysius till 1962 then moved to Maryhill.
IBrown

The Favourite was my co-worker's haunt from British Rail Building right across the road from it (Buchanan House) in 1970's. 10pm shift finish and 10pm pub closing and 1015pm train from the Central - never missed the pint or the train - though others got a few shots over instead!
prince21

IBrown wrote:
The Favourite was my co-worker's haunt from British Rail Building right across the road from it (Buchanan House) in 1970's. 10pm shift finish and 10pm pub closing and 1015pm train from the Central - never missed the pint or the train - though others got a few shots over instead!

Thanks for replying. My dad was Eddie Wilson he always served a quarter gill taking the measure over to the customer none of the small measures used today. Sadly not long after he took charge of the Favourite he passed away. He picked the name of the pub as many of his punters always backed the Favourite when they betted.  He also kept on the oldest barman and a good looking Barmaid he said both of them brought a lot of punters into the pub. I was only 16 yrs old at the time. I have lots of memories of the Cowcaddens another famous bar there was ( the jungle bar) top of Milton Place where i was born also Stewart Street Police Station. I remember well (Buchanan House). Once again thanks for getting in touch cheers Dougie
IBrown

prince21 wrote:
IBrown wrote:
The Favourite was my co-worker's haunt from British Rail Building right across the road from it (Buchanan House) in 1970's. 10pm shift finish and 10pm pub closing and 1015pm train from the Central - never missed the pint or the train - though others got a few shots over instead!

Thanks for replying. My dad was Eddie Wilson he always served a quarter gill taking the measure over to the customer none of the small measures used today. Sadly not long after he took charge of the Favourite he passed away. He picked the name of the pub as many of his punters always backed the Favourite when they betted.  He also kept on the oldest barman and a good looking Barmaid he said both of them brought a lot of punters into the pub. I was only 16 yrs old at the time. I have lots of memories of the Cowcaddens another famous bar there was ( the jungle bar) top of Milton Place where i was born also Stewart Street Police Station. I remember well (Buchanan House). Once again thanks for getting in touch cheers Dougie


I wasn't a spirits drinker in those days, but the rest of the mob were. Favourite was well known amongst them for its generous measure and low prices.
prince21

IBrown wrote:
prince21 wrote:
IBrown wrote:
The Favourite was my co-worker's haunt from British Rail Building right across the road from it (Buchanan House) in 1970's. 10pm shift finish and 10pm pub closing and 1015pm train from the Central - never missed the pint or the train - though others got a few shots over instead!

Thanks for replying. My dad was Eddie Wilson he always served a quarter gill taking the measure over to the customer none of the small measures used today. Sadly not long after he took charge of the Favourite he passed away. He picked the name of the pub as many of his punters always backed the Favourite when they betted.  He also kept on the oldest barman and a good looking Barmaid he said both of them brought a lot of punters into the pub. I was only 16 yrs old at the time. I have lots of memories of the Cowcaddens another famous bar there was ( the jungle bar) top of Milton Place where i was born also Stewart Street Police Station. I remember well (Buchanan House). Once again thanks for getting in touch cheers Dougie


I wasn't a spirits drinker in those days, but the rest of the mob were. Favourite was well known amongst them for its generous measure and low prices.


Another pub my dad worked in was camerons which was in Cambridge Street at the corner of New City Road and Dalhousie Street just up from it was Cakelands tearoom certainly brings back the memories.
prince21

maximusmop wrote:
i grew up in dundasvale court, he has picture of the deck blocks in cowwcadens being built, and the old dallas shop that was accross from cowcaddens subway
Please check my profile i lived in Glenmavis street behind the Grand picture hall and Dallas,s my grandad had a shop in Milton Steet there was also a sweetie factory at the top of the street and the big Phoenix Park we all loved, those were the days Dougie Wilson

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