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yelookinit

Glasgow scrapyards

Hi
I remember going to scrappies with my dad when i was a wee boy, i'm positive they where up the barras/gallowgate Area. And i'm sure there was a truck scrapyard too. Used to enjoy them but now my dad is dead i cant ask him. Does anyone have any pics/ names of these scrapyards?
cybers

There were a few around the Melbourne and Sydney Street Areas as well as Tobago, Drake, and Arcadia Streets in the Calton. I used most of them when i was younger but as for photos most of these places were run by shady guys who would have blootert yi for pointing a camera in their direction. That said perhaps another member has some.
yelookinit

cybers wrote:
There were a few around the Melbourne and Sydney Street Areas as well as Tobago, Drake, and Arcadia Streets in the Calton. I used most of them when i was younger but as for photos most of these places were run by shady guys who would have blootert yi for pointing a camera in their direction. That said perhaps another member has some.


Haha aye i can very well imagine, i've got this hazy memory of there being a site full of old trucks where the morrisons sits now! But on the hunter street side. Then a car scrappy on the opposite side. But by the time i was old enough to go exploring myself these places where away.as in say old man is deed so canny ask him.
Fjord

This looks like a scrappy at the bottom of the pic on McFarlane Street just off the Gallowgate. The lorries on the spare ground on Bell Street don't look like scrappers though, just parked up by the looks of it.

calamity

Has anyone a photo of the black minsterl statue that sat outisde the scrappy next to Janefield cemetery and Barrs factory on the Gallowgate.. a think there might have been one in  Brook st near London road or was it a ragstore...Am sure I remember a scrappy up at Barrowfield too on London just past Nuneaton st..there were so many and yet Im finding it hard to remember, wasnt there a place along Stamford st near Camlachie end before the bridge under the arches..
cybers

There was one on Camlachie Street in the single arch where the road used to dip they put an earth banking where it was to keep the road from falling over. There was also one on Holywell Street  as well as Janefield next door to the Cooperage though all three dealt mainly with metals rather than car spares.
daviebroon

there where plenty in gallagate area remember Sword st, Millerston st , bellfield st just before footbridge to high bellfield , Fordnuek st all had them probably a lot more
calamity

Cant remember one in Fordneuk st... it was all houses on one side with Templetons, and Lyles at he top of the street on the other side.. with another templetons facing it... not unless there might have been some when the old tenements got demolished at Broad st and Fordneuk st... in the 70s.  There was a rag store at the bottom of the street though that I remember.. Wasnt there one at the wee lane along past Frazer st. leading up to the Barrowfield scheme.
daviebroon

aye that,s where it was corner of broad st & fordneuk st early 70,s
calamity

I lived facing there where the AA centre is now... I left in 71 when it was all being demolished.. Nice to see the old Templetons is still standing though.
Fireman

My regular Sunday scrappy visit was to SASCO's off Fulton St near Anniesland X.

Spent hours just wandering around looking at scrap cars that were better the one I was driving. And then there was the locked compound, I used to peer through the wire gate at the insurance write-offs - I was like a greedy kid peering into a sweetie shop. :)
neiltoetkhan

sascos

Sascos was owned my great grandparents then my great uncle.. used to love running around the car when my dad took me over to see my family west time of my life  :)

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