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dmk

for cybers

the outdoor gym @ the glasgow green 1976
we just called it the monkey bars



gina bednarek & martin stobo
they were an item back then .... you can tell by the body language lol

no idea who any of those other weans are
Doorstop

Look at that bloke's "Kill a man at forty paces by static discharge" polyester flares.

Epic.
dmk

pmsl

yea not a good look
cybers

Gina had a somewhat unbecoming surname did she not ?
dmk

yep
her offical title was regina bednarek .... she was from poland ....obviously lol
Gareth1974

The frames are still there as far as I know.

It's also very close to an area marked by a tree encircled by a round metal bench, that supposedly marks the spot where Bonnie Prince Charlie stood to review his troops before they marched off on campaign.

I think that the plaque negects the inform you of the fact that he did in fact threaten to sack Glasgow if it didn;t provide him with footwear, shelter and food for his army.
dmk

there was a tree there with a wooden bench around it when i was wee it must have got upgraded lol
Gareth1974

I'm sure it's metal now; there is an informative plaque too.
cybers

I thought the frames were removed years ago  
Investigation needed ... Many a dangerous gymnastic manoeuvre pulled off on those rings without a safety net...
just a perr a flerrz a dodgy tank top black n white baseys and the knowledge i was invincible....
Well until i fell and busted ma heed  
dmk

yea it was a pretty dangerous place ...... no soft cushioned flooring to ease the tumbles =[

i think the sauny pond is still there
what's in place of the swing park?

i loved that swing park especially the big swings you could get up really high on those ... great fun
i use to buy a copy of a wee magazine that had the lyrics to the songs in the top 20 & we use to belt them out ... no kararoke back then
i can hear us murdering t-rex's hot love

............... all together lol
Well she ain't no witch
And I love the way she twitch u-huh-huh
Well she ain't no witch
And I love the way she twitch u-huh-huh
I'm a labourer of love
In my Persian gloves u-huh-huh
cybers

Dinosaur  
dmk

pmsl
yep that's me ;p
like i said see way too much info lol
Gareth1974

The Sauny Pond isnt there anymore; there's some group of stones meant to look like some ancient ring of stone circles there now.  The whole Dassy Green was fixed recently and this was part of it.

Each stone has a plaque with some historical facts on it; the one concerning Rangers/Celtic (not sure which one it was) has been defaced, destroyed and probably removed/stolen by now.

The feature serves as a hang-out for neds of course; like every other architectural feature in the city.
dmk

the daisy park was across the road & the bowling green too
don't know why we called it the daisy park as it was weed free
it had lots of rhodendrums & roses it was a beautiful park
i loved the statue of peter pan

we use to play kiss catch torture in that park lol
Gareth1974

The lettering on the new gates to that park refer to it as 'Dassie Green' - I think 'Dassie' is an old Scot's word that means 'small.'

It was probably known to you as The Daisy Park as a corruption of it's true name.
cybers

dmk wrote:
the daisy park was across the road & the bowling green too
don't know why we called it the daisy park as it was weed free
it had lots of rhodendrums & roses it was a beautiful park
i loved the statue of peter pan

we use to play kiss catch torture in that park lol


I knew it as the daisy park too and there used to be a black board with white lettering in there calling it the daisy park. Perhaps this Dassy is something new ?
Last time i was in the bowling green it could have done with a shave and looked awful .... I mind that grass in there was like velvet. All the old guys of the day used to go pure barmy when we crossed the green for no other reason than we were wee shites !
Gareth1974

http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/green/dassiepark1.htm

The pics here look like they were taken before the park was renovated.  

The fence is now black with gold trims painted on.
dmk

and here was me thinking i was corrupt lol

yea the bowling green was immaculate
we got hunted on a regular basis
cybers

That site sucks arse and visitors of it should be shot on sight !!!
but even they make the point its Daisy park McPhuns Park no one knows the origin of Dassie and if that is the sum total of your research  
Sorry should not laugh just i hate that site with a vengeance bunch of thieving arsewipes
dmk

those are not the gates i remember
they certainly were not that fancy
cybers

Nah i mind them as black with jaggy spikes that got caught in the trouser bottoms when you climbed them after the parky locked it for the night
dmk

yea i remember them being like that too
Gareth1974

All I know is that both those green gates and the present black ones both bore the name 'Dassie Green.'

Would take a pic of how it looks like now but I don't pass by that area much now.

Apparently 'Dassie' is a type of badger: comes from middle-Dutch.

I'm pretty sure it also means 'small' in Old Scots so it would fit with being a smaller park that is, in effect, part of the larger Green.
cybers

Also mind we used to hide up the roof of the bowlers when the polis came and chased us for playing fitbaw on the bowlin green   I fell into one of the gardens trying to get up one night and it was the first time i had ever seen a rottweiler ... luckily for me it was a big safty and licked the face aff me  
gsve me a bit of a turtle head in my trackies at the back though  
Smell it i was sitting in it.
Gareth1974

Where was the bowling green?  There is a strip of grass to the west that looks like flat, like it had been landscaped, I think it's used by kids to play football now but there's no buildings or anything.
dmk

haha
the bowlers pub ...... is that still there?
cybers

Dunno Think it might be Donna ... best person to ask would be norrie as theres tenement blocks there ....

Gareth the gates mean nothing in reality as the council sometimes play funny buggers like moving Jocelyn Square from directly opposite the court house to what was once Jail Sq and the Jail Sq sign was only removed in recent years and the gates are quite a recent addition in the great plan of things.
cybers

Gareth Gates .... Who writes this sh!t      
Gareth1974

A bit like renaming streets Nelson Mandela Street/Place/Square then eh?  

FYI .... I'm not G.... G..... G.....Gareth G...G....Gates!
dmk

cybers wrote:
Gareth Gates .... Who writes this sh!t      


belter
pmsl
dmk

Gareth1974 wrote:
Where was the bowling green? .


it was beside the daisy park
they were separated by a path that lead to the pitches
Gareth1974

I'll have a look but I might get lost because the only park down there is labelled 'Dassie Green'      
dmk

cybers

Gareth1974 wrote:
A bit like renaming streets Nelson Mandela Street/Place/Square then eh?  

FYI .... I'm not G.... G..... G.....Gareth G...G....Gates!


That was renamed purely for political reasons though.
Gareth1974

Raging debate here ... almost as bad as Derry/Londonderry, Mumbai/Bombay or Peking/Beijing.

It will be resolved in the future when I take over the country and just rename everything after me and my two cats.
cybers

I don't see how a discussion over the name of a park could be classed in the same way as civil wars  
Gareth1974

Flippant hyperbole.
cybers

Ah right ... I thought it was a rather factual debate up until that point.
Gareth1974

I hope the area around Richmond Park gets regenerated to serve the new community who will soon be living there.

The place has fallen into a bad state.  The Park Keeper's house, on what used to be Rutherglen Road, was vacated and last time I went past there it showed signs of having been set alight.

I used to pass there all the time and take my stale bread to the swans and ducks in the boating pond.  Now it just gets mouldy blue and thrown out.

I used to live in Toryglen/Crossbank and have many a happy memory of trooping down that area in summer.
dmk

why bother gareth1974
surely this will only happen again.......
Gareth1974 wrote:

The feature serves as a hang-out for neds of course; like every other architectural feature in the city.
Gareth1974

The mob who congregate there seem to come from Bridgeton.  

The area around there is also used by gangs to meet for fights organised on social network sites because it's isolated from the main roads and so passing police cars don't see them.  The gangs from Calton, Bridgeton and the Gorbals are the ones you see most likely.  It's quite common that they hurl abuse at you as you pass by Daisey/Dassie Green/Park.

The area around the Polmadie footbridge seems to be a regular haunt for that reason.  A few times I've seen the typical shrine of football tops and cards marking where someone has been murdered.

The area I'm referring to will have mostly private houses so less likely that there will be a strong ned element although this won't stop the neds trooping through.
cybers

So now you insinuate that its only kids from social housing that cause trouble ... Perhaps you need to travel further afield from your secular inner city life out to Newton Mearns, Mearnskirk and Busby, Bearsden see some of the hooray henrys pitched battles it's just the same as the scheme weans ....
Are you for real ? You start by making some valid points then for some reason  seem take off on some obscure tangent.
Gareth1974

Too true about other's causing trouble.

I know that only too well: I've been in Lenzie and Milngavie and saw them and I spent 2 days in prison (for non-payment of a traffic fine) where I met 3 middle-class kids - one of whom was the son of a Police Inspector - who went to jail for kicking one of their neighbours kids to death because ' he had an English accent.'

Sorry but I speak from the perspective of someone who grew up in and around social housing, and it's these class of teenagers who make up the majority of the gangs.

And yes 'I am for real' - I comment on the world how I see it so make no apologies for it.
cybers

No one asked for an apology but seeing as you live in social housing i think your judgement is perhaps a little clouded. I don't live in social housing anymore but i did and to be honest where i live now i would say the kids are far worse than those who are labelled schemies.
Our kids spend lots of time in the social housing areas because hanging around the estate they live is not tolerated by the owners or the police who seem to be very pro active here. My own kids one an angel the other the devil incarnate himself spend very little time on the estate as they say the hassle is just not worth the effort so as someone who has seen and experience of both sides of the fence i therefore wonder about your strange comments.
Gareth1974

OK then cybers so when we get (another) initiative from the government or whoever targetting gangs in the housing schemes, and linking social deprivation to violence/gang membership, then I expect you to write a stern letter to the Scottish Government criticising them for their 'strange comments.'

Most (practically all) neds are from the schemes and that's just the way it is!

Initiatives targetting youth violence - areas identified as having unique problems - don't target middle-class areas: FACT!
cybers

Well i think we will leave it there and your narrowmindedness shall stand as testament to all thats wrong in social housing after all facebook is for organising gangfights on the bridge .. but the Brigton Derry and the Sooside Cumbie have fought there since the twenties ... I have nothing more to add ...
I am sure you seen them off when they threatened you with a few chops and maybe the odd spinning roundhouse though.
Gareth1974

So what is it cybers?  SSP or Solidarity?
cybers

Eh .... What the hell are you on about now .... Told you the subject matter is boring me ... You have decided its only inner city kids who are neds FACT as you put it ... but lets just leave it there as i am now of the opinion you have some other difficulty yet to be expressed here hence the mobility of your addresses. I have nothing more to add on the entire subject after all it does not matter how many times we go round the houses the streets are still the same. and as for your original question i think it rather demeaning, what the hell does my political views have to do with a discussion on inner city parks or perhaps you lost that train of thought in the ether of your own self importance ?
Gareth1974

'other difficulty yet to be expressed here hence the mobility of your addresses'
Talk about losing the plot eh?  Go on tell me ... what deduction have you made from my 'mobility.'

Sorry but most neds come from the schemes.  Only raving lefties from the SSP or Solidarity think otherwise.
dmk

such sweeping statements gareth1974 & i resent your comments
ned culture crosses all social classes & is not confined the schemes of glasgow

& before you ask i'm not a raving lefty from the ssp or solidarity i'm just someone that doesn't tar everyone with the same brush
Beano

dmk wrote:
dmk....wee link for you  

http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/green/dassiepark1.htm
dmk

yea garth1974 linked us to that site earlier in the thread
i hope you like my map beano ;p lol
i lived at 101 greenhead street & the green was my back garden =]
cybers

Gareth1974 wrote:
'other difficulty yet to be expressed here hence the mobility of your addresses'
Talk about losing the plot eh?  Go on tell me ... what deduction have you made from my 'mobility.'

Sorry but most neds come from the schemes.  Only raving lefties from the SSP or Solidarity think otherwise.


Again you seem to have detracted from the main point of the thread ... Is their a reason you wish to associate me with the the SSP ? Perhaps if you can pin down my political views it will help you Pigeon hole me. You seem to have rather limited scope in your attention span so let me first help you with your query. My politics are irrelevant but for the last 10 years i have voted nationalist which will no doubt seem kinda weird to you seeing as my birth place is Hong Kong but i am sure you will have no doubt something to deduce from that revelation. If there is anything else totally irrelevant to the thread you might need to know feel free to ask me in a P.M as your ability to stray off topic has got me thinking ADD or ADHD. I do not make the assumption off hand as i suffer from hyperactivity disorder as you no doubt can gather from my posting times outwith going to work.
To say that Gangs and ned culture is specific to the schemes well thats your opinion. i do not need to agree with that opinion and whilst not living in the schemes i find kids from upper middle class and middle class families can actually be just as bad, Perhaps the lack of headlines about it as schemes make the easiest targets for news stories is what you are basing your views upon i don't know but i gave you another option and you debased it by stating your opinion was FACT when in reality you do not know but could not admit to that. Perhaps you should don that superhero costume and go clean the streets up as you seem to have had problems everywhere you have lived so far.

This is based solely on what you have posted to date and therefore might then be an inaccurate assumption on my part.
fastnet

I didny know you were Chinese mate....
cybers

lol Well i never knew you were sh!te at geography mate  
Beano

fastnet wrote:
I didny know you were Chinese mate....
Hong Kong in Barrafield bud...  
cybers

Beano wrote:
fastnet wrote:
I didny know you were Chinese mate....
Hong Kong in Barrafield bud...  


   
dmk

how long did you live in hong kong?
cybers

long enough to get on a plane bound for a british base lol
Clydeman1878

Re: for cybers

dmk wrote:
the outdoor gym @ the glasgow green 1976
we just called it the monkey bars



gina bednarek & martin stobo
they were an item back then .... you can tell by the body language lol

no idea who any of those other weans are


   brilliant photo, me old mate, not seen him for years.
dmk

pmsl
really ???
he lived at 12 james street
Clydeman1878

dmk wrote:
pmsl
really ???
he lived at 12 james street


That's correct moved there from Redan st, i was pals with him since primary 7 up until i moved down to England in 1999  
dmk

yea i remember him moving
funny when i found that photo i was wondering what happened to him
sorry you lost touch
Clydeman1878

dmk wrote:
yea i remember him moving
funny when i found that photo i was wondering what happened to him
sorry you lost touch


One of these things that happen.
dmk

gina ended up down south too
perhaps they moved together lol
i'm joking
Clydeman1878

dmk wrote:
gina ended up down south too
perhaps they moved together lol
i'm joking


 i would'nt put anything past him  
cybers

Stranger things have happened...
Back to the sauny-paun were the railings around it u-shaped at the top and they were all painted different rainbow colours before getting painted institution cooncil green or is my mind away with it ?
Clydeman1878

They were U shaped yes, but can only ever remember them being painted black.

Edited to add.....upside down U shaped  
dmk

cybers wrote:
Stranger things have happened...
Back to the sauny-paun were the railings around it u-shaped at the top and they were all painted different rainbow colours before getting painted institution cooncil green or is my mind away with it ?


n shaped at the top
don't remember them being multicoloured
remember them being black & the bowling green one's being corpy green though
dmk

cybers wrote:
Stranger things have happened...
Back to the sauny-paun were the railings around it u-shaped at the top and they were all painted different rainbow colours before getting painted institution cooncil green or is my mind away with it ?


well is that not n shaped then lol
cybers

Pedantic as fcuk !!! lol

If yi want to play that hand then no they were actually fallen over D's
dmk

haaaaaaa
cybers

Seen a mention of Redan St in here ... Had to go to the wee clinic there all the time for my baby sisters Ostermilk and hated every minute of it .... stoat along Crownpoint Road hoping not to run into The Spur used to be a bummer as well if it was raining because normal thinking would have said across Stamford St across Yate St down Mountainblue St and along Crownpoint Road Job done ...

Scheme Politics meant it was more like  up Stamford St along Camlachie st across Fielding St down David St along Crownpoint Road and the same back ....

If yi were unlucky enough to get caught yi got yir baws kicked if yi were lucky they clocked yi wae the weans dinner and yi just got a slap.
dmk

i'm hopeless with street names but i remember my ma picking up drapolene,rosehip syrup & milk for my brother
i remember also going to the dentist there but fortunately i didn't have to run the gauntlet like you

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