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bob1

Hill Street, Parkhead

i was looking for hill st parkhead it is listed as now being humber st cant find it but it is listed as being of society st of gallow gate cant fid it can anyone help regards bob1
nellienaeneck

just along from the forge cinema on the gallowgate.
bob1

old street names

thanks for responsei wil check a map regards bob1
streapadair

Hi bob1,
You won't find Hill/Humber St on the ground as it's beneath the tarmac of the Forge car park. Here's where it used to be.

Marti

Re: old street names

bob1 wrote:
i was looking for hill st parkhead it is listed as now being humber st cant find it but it is listed as being of society st of gallow gate cant fid it can anyone help regards bob1


And also zoom in on the bottom left...

http://maps.nls.uk/os/25inch-2nd-and-later/view/?jp2=82891770
bob1

thanks guys for info ithas also answered alot off other things i did not understand now i know where hill st was thanks again bob1
Alex Glass

Society Street and Forge Carpark
Vinny the Mackem

I think this is my favourite tool ever!

Bob - if you're not familiar with this, check out the slider at the top left of the map - shifts between an old map and a google map from today.  You'll be able to mark Hill Street out in the car park!

http://bit.ly/11QqPXT
bob1

hill st

thanks vinny
that let me compare the changes that have taken place regards bob
cell

http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#z...FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Anyone have any any info on the short "switchback" railway that is on this map? west of the forge on the north side of the Gallogate? It looks like a kids ride with no obvious use. I did a quick search and it seems there was another line near by which is also called the  'The Switchback' A Caledonian Railway line which ran from Rutherglen, north to Dalmarnock (High Level) and also passed close to London Road at Celtic Park (west side) in its way to Parkhead Forge and linked up with the old Hamiltonhill Goods line via Robroyston and Springburn Park
Marti

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
I think this is my favourite tool ever!


http://bit.ly/11QqPXT


Excellent Tool.
streapadair

cell wrote:
http://maps.nls.uk/geo/explore/#z...FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
Anyone have any any info on the short "switchback" railway that is on this map?


I was intrigued by this too, and found this excellent article by Peter Mortimer (who posts on here) which explains all.
http://parkheadhistory.com/?page_id=3168
cell

So the switchback/s would just have been a fairground ride, thanks for digging that out streapadair, it makes entertaining reading, certainly not the place for highbrow entertainment! As an aside looking at the map you see the hair and grease works but that description gives you an idea of what the area must have smelt like, the Camlachie burn would not have been the place for a paddle!
cybers

The Camlachie was still honking in the 80's ... we still played in it but god knows what the bright orange sh!t we always got covered in was or what it did to us  
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