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Gray Dunn Biscuits - Stanley Street

Gray Dunn were glasgow biscuit makers based in Kinning Park Glasgow. Founded in 1853 they continued in business until granted the appointment of Queen Victoria they built the factory in Stanley Street in 1862 and carried on the tradition of making their wares till a fire thirteen years later destroyed the building. They then rebuilt the factory and carried on as normal making their biscuits, cakes and fine breads until sold around 1912 to the Bilsland Bakery.


Weigh yi in by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Wherz the fire by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Terminated by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Smashing by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Panic Button by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Alien by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Time Machine by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Generation Game by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Corridor by David C Laurie, on Flickr

I have still got loads to get through but pushed for time as work is hectic just now.
Beano

Cybers... seen these on yer flicky mate and was trying to figure out the building location, wonderful set          
cybers

Awesome place but a few wee man traps set in it if yir no careful... Ceiling tiles laid over holes to catch the unwary off guard.

I make it a rule if i cant see the floor i dont walk on it and it was only when i was on the floor beneath i noticed some of them.
Fireman

cybers wrote:

I make it a rule if i cant see the floor i dont walk on it and it was only when i was on the floor beneath i noticed some of them.


Essential advice if you go into derelict buildings.

There are people out there who lay traps and set the building on fire for some kind of perverse gratification knowing a firefighter can hurt themselves falling down a hole, sometimes right through it. Often, as you've seen, they lay traps to catch even the most unwarey of visitors - sadly its the society we seem to be living in.
Cupasoop

Good to finally see the inside of that place. Had a few family members who worked in there, weekly bag of broken biscuits always went down well  
cybers

Fireman wrote:
cybers wrote:

I make it a rule if i cant see the floor i dont walk on it and it was only when i was on the floor beneath i noticed some of them.


Essential advice if you go into derelict buildings.

There are people out there who lay traps and set the building on fire for some kind of perverse gratification knowing a firefighter can hurt themselves falling down a hole, sometimes right through it. Often, as you've seen, they lay traps to catch even the most unwarey of visitors - sadly its the society we seem to be living in.


Brother in law furnished me with that essential piece of information as well as never enter a door without first figuring out is there an escape route.
cybers


derp yerp by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Huffin an elevator by David C Laurie, on Flickr


office by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Copper Fairies by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Snake take by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Dis by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Derp Step by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Smashin view by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Office Space by David C Laurie, on Flickr

and finally a nice peeling paint shot as per industry standard

Flakey paint by David C Laurie, on Flickr
UE_Mike

Ive been wanting to go there for ages!

I may need to make a trip soon.
also good heads up!
fastnet

The peeling paint pic is wonderful...........
Hawick_1987

Wonderful set Cybers!!! I've been scoping the place out for a while but I've seen the plod too often in that area - enough to put me off for now.

Pics of the top floors are great  
Alex Glass

Wow these are great pictures Cybers.

Was this building not being used as a Storrage place?

Great to see the inside of it. Pass it all the time on the motorway and wonder what it is like inside.

Thanks for showing me

Doog Doog

   Brilliant set Cybers
cybers

Think they applied for change of use Alex but it never took off Kingston Storage is behind it though.
cybers

A little bit more


Dereliction by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Stairs by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Spaces by David C Laurie, on Flickr


Wreck by David C Laurie, on Flickr

Head is in a MonoMood just now with almost everything I shoot lately mainly with mono in mind.
norrie

Hi Cybers, great photos, like the shot of peeling paint but I would have never thought to take the shot
Thanks for sharing
Beano

cybers wrote:

Head is in a MonoMood just now with almost everything I shoot lately mainly with mono in mind.


Aye mate but ah must admit it's the business, great shots
     
norrie

Grey Dunn factory Kinning Park

I noticed when passing this  building the other day that there are signs that its being stripped out anybody noticed work going on?

I was on the motoway so could only get a quick look
cybers

Stripped out ? there was bugger all left in it last time i was in there  

All the metal window frames were kindly removed by a team of apes and how it has not fallen down of its own accord yet is beyond me.

when i passed it on Monday it was still in its same sorry state with the Heras still blocking the street where the brick debris was lying.
norrie

Hi Cybers, oky doky
Did scrap dealers lift the windows
cybers

Yes yes and you should really have used the search function

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/about3224.html&highlight=factory
Hawick_1987

Those bricks have been lying on that street for bloody months!!!  
norrie

I have not been down that way for a couple of years or more
phillster

the building is storm damaged now was down there the other night think they are going to demolish it
DavidMcD316

phillster wrote:
the building is storm damaged now was down there the other night think they are going to demolish it


Hopefully. Its a disgrace they way its been left to rot like that. Really got alot worse the past year or so. In fact that whole area is a joke.
phillster

there is a few good buildings down there to explore
John

Drove past it earlier, there`s scaffold being erected at the M8 end possibly to remove brickwork or for a banner for commonwealth games.
Dem-Master have a small machine on Stanley St and have tidied the street up and erected crowd barriers at level one.
brusher

Got a couple of photos a few weeks ago, heres a few..







norrie

The building looks as if its being demolished or has it been stopped?
cybers

That damage is basically all doon to eejits not Demo teams Norrie. THey have smashed internal support pillars and last time i was in there were two 15 year olds showing all the logic of a Darwin Award winner... Taking a pickaxe to a staircase they were actually standing on.

I asked them if they had thought through what they were doing they said "AYE" so i left them too it.
norrie

Hi Cybers , if these dimwits keep doing damage, perhaps the demolition team will not be required  
stan63

On the subject of Gray Dunn biscuits, I still have the Gray Dunn biscuit tin that belonged to my gran. A visitor commented on it the when I was fetching a snack to go with my tea. God only knows how old it is.

Stan
Stuball

I think my mum still has one somewhere... I remember we got it mid 80s with 4 packs of biscuits in it
cybers

A photy would be awesome  
sputnik

my biccy tin reads slades caramel toffy.yes with a y at the end.
Stuball

cybers wrote:
A photy would be awesome  


With what? Like a camera doodah thingy? A magic box?
stan63

My Gray Dunn biscuit tin.









         As it's getting old like me I cant open it using the handle on the lid incase it comes off. I've got to wrestle the lid off from the edge using the good old finger nails.
cybers

They dont make them as ornate as that anymore Stan... Ta much for the pictures wonder if its the same as Stu's mums.
stan63

Nothing you get today would last so long. There's hardly a scratch on the paintwork. I've seen them for sale on ebay for a few quid too but this one's staying put.

Stan
norrie

Hi stan63, it is in good condition right enough
Yes, keep it unless your offered silly money
cybers

Stuball wrote:
cybers wrote:
A photy would be awesome  


With what? Like a camera doodah thingy? A magic box?


Well with a pencil or a brush is a drawing and painting respectively. So a photy is with a camyra. Cheap Chinee import from Barras  
skintobalinto

I would be more interested in the contents   I know, I am a philistine and a fat one at that
Bill_M

Old Advert
norrie

I passed the Grey Dunn building this morning, loads of scaffolding around it, anybody know  whats going on?
Bill_M

There were reports a few years ago that it had been bought to be converted into office space. Maybe this is happening now.
phillster

I was walking my dog down there as I do most nights and I see they are pulling some of it down not but not all off it as I was speaking to one of the demolition operatives
cybers

That reminds me where is the guy with all the informative demolition men in his back pocket ?
Alex Glass

           

Having tea with them and getting the inside track on something completely different  
cybers

I wonder if they are going to shell the building by knocking down non essential walls and remove what is left of the glass retaining in an effort to tidy it up for the games. Having been in the place I wonder how much endo-skeleton would be needed to actually turn it into a large car park with park and ride options to the city. I admit the lack of an on ramp to the area would hinder any serious travel plans and its location would also rule out investment as luxury shoeboxes for the well heeled but it has to be better than another blank space in an area needing investment surely ?
DavidMcD316

Been a while since I was in that neck of the woods.
Is this all gone now?
cybers

No around a third of the site still stands.
lewisfair9

The last i heard the rest is being demolished in the next couple of years.
cybers

Last I heard its being converted into offices and I trust my source more than yours for a couple of years down the line.
lewisfair9

You may be right, but i heard from someone at Dem master that the rest will be going.
Stuball

I heard a rumour of Aldi building a new store over the demolished parts...
cybers

Stuball wrote:
I heard a rumour of Aldi building a new store over the demolished parts...


Makes a change from Tesco  
norrie

Odd place for a shop not too many houses close to that site there is a new apartment block but not much else
horza

It's been far too long since I posted anything so went down to have a look at the state of the place at the weekend.

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Hawick_1987

Total coincidence, but I was down that way myself last week.

https://www.facebook.com/ProGlasgow/posts/315737558780938
horza

I think its seen a fair bit of footfall recently going by what I've seen on Instagram.

I took a 360 degree photo at the same spot but don't know how to post it here sadly.
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