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Alex Glass

Doors Open 2012

Hopefully other people will have taken some photos of the venuses they visited as part of this year's Doors Open.

Maybe you could post your photos here.
Alex Glass

Hyndland Secondary School

I was asked to help out at the Hyndland Secondary School venue this year.

During the 3 hours that the doors to the school were open we had over 300 members of the general public visit and take the opportunity to tour the school.

This year the school celebrated its Centenary. The Airlie Building was build and opened in 1912 to replace the overcrowded Hamilton Crescent School.

Here are some photos I took during the event.













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Hyndland Secondary School Doors Open

















cybers

As usual i forgot about Doors Open ... Was reminded by something my cousin said and by then it was too late to get on the stuff i wanted to see.

Nice wee set of photos and i will have to console myself with the photos of others for another year now.
Alex Glass

If it hadn't been for getting involved in this I would have missed it to as I was asked to help out at the Highland Cattle Show at Pollok Park.

I will post some more photos soon.
fastnet

Great stuff Alex.

I also missed this as I was at Leuchars yesterday and forgot about it today......
Beano

Me missed the lot tae...Daughter hame then took her tae the airport the day  
Alex Glass

The Time Line Corrisor of Hyndland Secondary School



















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Hyndland Secondary School has a Book of Remembrance to those pupils and teachers who died in the 1939 - 1945 War.







AlanM

Excellent stuff Alex.

Looks to have changed a lot since my day
Alex Glass

It has Alan

The main changes were made as part of the improvements in 2001. The Fuel Zone/Dinning Room has been moved from the protacabin that was on the ground to the first floor.

If you get the time next year they participate every year in Doors Open.
Stuball

The only part I recognised was the lecture theatre.... even then, it's been cleaned up and reupholstered
joyce

I went along to Castlemilk Stables for Doors Open day...











Merlot

Nice photos Alex & Joyce, well done.
Hawick_1987

Barrowland Ballroom - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barrowland



The only remaining feature of the Barrowland Palais de Danse after the 1958 fire is the barrow wheel which was once attached to the outside of the building. Now used as part of stairway lighting.




GUN once asked to sleepover in the support act dressing rooms before they were signed-up to a label. Every visit since they have used these rooms, hence the name!






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Barrowland 2, the stage for local unsigned bands






Ticket Office




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Exhibition on the Barrowlands


The barrow wheel mentioned earlier is on the roof!




Baloon hatches in the ballroom ceiling


Some very dark photos! - the flooring is Canadian Maple used for its flexibility. The stage was erected for Simple Minds in the early 1980s when a promoter suggested the venue for its close proximity to the fans.


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The 'A' dressing room! Painted stars that are part of the ballroom ceiling were taken down and glued to the walls here to preserve them (many were falling off, one supposedly hitting David Bowie). There is something of a production line now, as casts have been made due to acts stealing them as momentos - the latest one disappeared after the Robbie Williams gig!!!








Robbie's Chair (the guide wanted to take it home with them, presumably for some seat sniffing ritual...   )
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Temporary 'Wall of Fame'




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St. Andrew's In The Square - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St_Andrew's_in_the_Square

Glasgow's Scottish Centre for Culture and the starting point for Vincenzo Lunardi's epic hot air baloon ride from Glasgow to Hawick in 1875.








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The Briggait - http://www.waspsstudios.org.uk/studios-spaces/briggait-merchant-city

An old fishmarket and shopping centre converted into art space.










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Britannia Music Hall - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Britannia_Panopticon

The world's oldest surviving dedicated music hall where Stan Laurel made his debut in 1906. Re-discovered this millenium!


Old ticket stubs, wrappers etc. found under the original floorboards






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Trades Hall - http://www.tradeshallglasgow.co.uk/









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The Saloon contains the names of every donor to the guilds since 1605 to the present day.




Chairs of the Deacon, Arch-Deacon and Treasurer




Weaver's Guild Millenium Quilt
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The guild motto incorporates the Glasgow Coat of Arms and bonded arrows representing unity in strength of the 14 individual guilds.


This chest needs three keys to open it. Once used for safekeeping money for widows and unmarried women, it is now a time capsule - each serving deacon convener keeps a wee momento of their time inside.


Original plates from the demolished Alms House on Rottenrow


The original 'deid' bell from the Alms House




Deacon Convener's Suite
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Entrance Hall onto Glassford Street - the Sea Shepherd charity (label on the bucket sitting on the table) recently helped to clear the Pilot Whales off of a beach in Fife, one of hundreds of good causes sponsored by the guilds.
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The Arches - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Arches_(Glasgow)



Dark pics again   - the venue is split into 7 arches, activity rooms, a recording studio and a cafe.





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The tour guide was friendly, reluctantly telling us that he was once punched in the face by Boy George for trying to steal his iconic hat!


Network Rail permanantly lease the place on a not-for-profit basis. You can feel the trains rumble overhead every few minutes!








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Pully from when the place was originally for storage. It has also been a gambling den, jazz club, a butchers and a zoo enclosure for elephants!!!


Wall of fame


Tour was a bit rushed in the basement with places off-limits due to the Alien Wars 20th anniversary event later that night.


The cafe and entrance onto Argyle Street was made possible with lottery funding in 2001. Access is still made through Midland Street for a number of smaller events.
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The Lighthouse - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lighthouse,_Glasgow

Renovated former Glasgow Herald offices








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6th Floor viewing platform










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Mackintosh Tower

Doon


Up


Detail of older features






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Tower from Mitchell Street


Views












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Nice 'wee' play on things  
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Cowcaddens Community Fire Station - http://www.glasgowdoorsopenday.co...ation/cowcaddens-fire-station.php





On a call out




Mock up of a car crash and the equipment used


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Wee peak at the off-limits gear
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Vintage engine originally from Renfrew




This one from the 1980s known affectionately as 'the brick!'






Rescue Training Tower
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Memorial plaques


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Milton Street fake hawk
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Arlington Baths Club - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arlington_Baths_Club





Original Victorian billiards table




Aww naw, P.E. and black plimmies anyone?  


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Exhibit






The pool is called a pond and is reckoned to be among the oldest in Europe. One claim to fame is that a member of the club helped to found water polo.




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Turkish Wet Steam Room - approaching 70 degrees celsius!!!




'Dry' Steam Room


Relaxation room, with papers etc. (no Sun or Daily Star here...   )


dickyhart

Wow. some incredible pics there folks. i missed it this year (sort of!!) was too busy sorting out an Alien infestation in the Arches.

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Whilst the staff were generally friendly and the tour informative, two lifeguards almost had a coronary when people started taking pictures of the rings above the pool, original baths etc. We clarified the position before entering, wearing blue elasticated protectors and knowing NOT to take photos of children or members who objected to our presence. The people using the facilites were amiable and didn't mind us. However Geraldine and Amelia went ballistic and shouted at mainly baffled tourists and a few more of us saying we were a problem! I was absolutely disgusted, as the manager and the members didn't care - but clearly we were some sort of sex offending group on day release from Peterhead  
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Western Baths - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Western_Baths

The Arlington Baths could not be in more contrast to the Western Baths in terms of the atmosphere and banter. The staff stated that no pictures of children or adult members were allowed (the pool was occupied, hence no photos) but offered great insights to local buildings and a free beverage at the end of it all.

As a cash rich club (600 a year membership fees) they have tried unsuccesfully to buy and restore the Salon Cinema (G1 Group's Bookclub), Botanics Garage and Dowanhill Tennis Club -- all venues being touted for student housing at some point by less astute developers.





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Boardroom


The area was once mined by monks and the baths begun slowly sinking by a few inches a year until the 1970s, when after the roof caved in over the pool they restored the facilites and strengthened the building. The slant in the tiles shows some sinkage although I took a picture of the wrong wall!!!


Roman Bath - 'cauld dipper'




1995 Extension - the outer fabric of the building was made to mirror the facade of the Salon Cinema




Dance Studio


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Kelvingrove Bandstand and Ampitheatre  - http://www.kelvingrovepark.com/bandstand.html













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Glasgow Metropolitan Cathedral - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Andrew%27s_Cathedral,_Glasgow

Stonework for the mosaics came from Bethlehem




Organ recitals


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The Glasgow Central Mosque Sept 2012.
















AlanM

Some good stuff there Hawick - although I'm a bit dubious at the Gun dressingroom story from the Barra's as Gun were the support act to The Cult on Friday night -so someone was possibly pulling your leg.
Hawick_1987

I didn't know you were allowed photos in the mosque Joyce? I remember reading that the synagogue certainly doesn't allow photography. Great set though!  

It suppose it all makes for good banter, if a little fictitious Alan  
joyce

Scotland Street School Museum.





Beano

Great pic's everyone        
Hawick ...you must have been at "revolving doors" by the events you took in mate.
         
Alex Glass

Wow! Fantastic to see that so many of the venues were visited.

Great sets of photos
ccoolc353

Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust - Bridgeton














































cybers

Re: Glasgow Vintage Vehicle Trust - Bridgeton

ccoolc353 wrote:


Pretty soon this will become even more poignant as Strathclyde Fire and Rescue is swallowed up within the new Scottish Fire Service.
Speaking with some guys just now on documenting the change over in Lothian and Borders and was informed some of the new vehicles arriving at Police etc are now badgeless.

Might be something worth looking at as a thread as i think the coverage of the old Glasgow Police changing to Strathclyde was in the most part poorly covered in its time.
AlanM



That bus belongs to a friend of mine :)
Alex Glass

From Hyndland Secondary School to mark the Centenary









































cybers

They seem to have that place pretty well documented Alex particularly liked the photos of the school teams of the 40's
then the contrast of the photos of the 90's where even the hair is in colour.
Alex Glass

It has been a real pleasure working with my wife to bring it all together. We are going to put together a booklet/school magazine to commemorate the centenary and aim to have it printed for Christmas.

The unfortunate thing is that when the school was renovated about 10 years ago the war memorial for those who died in the 1st World War was lost. I only hope that some one out there has a photo of it so that we can preserve the names listed on the memorial.
Stuball

Aww man, no class of 97?
Hawick_1987

Stuball wrote:
Aww man, no class of 97?


You'll be up on that board with Eddie Thompson et al soon enough -- Mr Stuball Scramble MBE for services to photography  
Alex Glass

If you have any old photos Stu I would like to include them in my project.

In fact if there are any former Hyndland Pupils with photos please contact me.
Stuball

I'd have to dig deep in my mums loft to find anything... only picture I have here is 4 of us at the 'Young Enterprise' thing in George Square. One of the girls is the 1996 Dux though
RobK

Here are a few of my shots from Glasgow Doors Open...

The main room of The Trade Halls


Trade Halls 1 by Robert S Kelly, on Flickr

Trade Halls again


Trade Halls 2 by Robert S Kelly, on Flickr

The Panopticon


Panopticon 1 by Robert S Kelly, on Flickr

St Andrews


St Andrews 1 by Robert S Kelly, on Flickr

And finally, another from St Andrews


St Andrews 2 by Robert S Kelly, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Nice set Rob  
joyce

Glasgow Sheriff Court.











cybers

Cracking photos Joyce.  
Hawick_1987

Nice set Joyce, find out any interesting stories or facts?  
Doog Doog

Great pics,peeps.

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