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BILLYCAN

Linthaugh Road, Pollock

Does anyone have photos of Linthaugh  Road Pollock circa 1960 to about 1975 , and the surrounding areas ,my Gran lived there from 1950 to 1970 , I loved the place as a child, and was sad to see that it had changed so much  BILLYCAN
schiehallion

In this high-res picture from the early 60's, the roundabout at the far right is the start of Linthaugh Road with Braidcraft Road in the foreground and Corkerhill Road heading away from the roundabout into the distance.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/schiehallion/lint.jpg
John

Great pic there schiehallion i`m more intrigued by whats not there than what is there

Billycan, Linthaugh Rd must be nearly a mile long so its a long shot to find your grans house there.
BILLYCAN

Scary wrote:
Great pic there schiehallion i`m more intrigued by whats not there than what is there

Billycan, Linthaugh Rd must be nearly a mile long so its a long shot to find your grans house there.
     Hi scary she was at number 35 it is at the end of the first block of tenements on the way down on the left hand side I cannot see the shops at the roundabout that scheihalion uploaded ,thanks for the comment, cheers
John

Hi Billycan, glad you got at least one pic there`s a couple of Linthaugh Rd footie pitches hosting cycle races in the archive pics on this link http://www.freewebs.com/greaterpollokheritagegroup/index.htm
BILLYCAN

schiehallion wrote:
In this high-res picture from the early 60's, the roundabout at the far right is the start of Linthaugh Road with Braidcraft Road in the foreground and Corkerhill Road heading away from the roundabout into the distance.
Thanks mate great pic I have sent a pm


http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/schiehallion/lint.jpg
John

schiehallion wrote:
In this high-res picture from the early 60's, the roundabout at the far right is the start of Linthaugh Road with Braidcraft Road in the foreground and Corkerhill Road heading away from the roundabout into the distance.



http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/schiehallion/lint.jpg


One thing intriguing me is St James`s Church, the info I have is it was built in 1953 and in your hi-res pic it`s incomplete, so that puts your pic in the early 50`s.

Circled in middle left here
schiehallion

Could well be Scary.  Billycan reckons it's earlier as well so it probably is.
John

Well thanks once again schiehallion as its great to see what it was like then compared to now
BILLYCAN

linthaugh

schiehallion wrote:
Could well be Scary.  Billycan reckons it's earlier as well so it probably is.
I reckon it is the early 50's not the early 60's a vey good picture , infact a real nugget , boy it brings back some memorie's, Thanks
BILLYCAN

I also notice that Linthaugh terrace has not been built yet ,infact Linthaugh terrace is still there, and still in good shape on my last visit, a couple of years ago, BILLYCAN
John

Did you notice a slight change to Linthaugh Terrace on your last visit Billycan ?
schiehallion

I reckon this one will be early 60's.  It's got both Linthaugh Terrace and the shops in it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/schiehallion/lint2.jpg
John

I would agree with that schiehallion as the Community Centre is there too across from the shops at the other side of the roundabout  

Do you have one going further right as I would like to see what that is at the top right corner of your pic ?
schiehallion

Mind save it to your hard drive so you can zoom in better.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/schiehallion/PK.jpg
John

Thank you very much schiehallion
It`s incredible seeing what has gone now....The Bundy, the Ambulance Depot, Crookston Home, Kempsthorn Water Tower, Brockburn Cleansing Depot and thats at first glance.

Thanks again  
BILLYCAN

Scary wrote:
Did you notice a slight change to Linthaugh Terrace on your last visit Billycan ?
 YES they had been done up a bit, it is a shame that they could have not done up the rest of Linthaugh instead of tearing it down,  am I right in noticing that LINTHAUGH TERRACE have new roof's Billycan
BILLYCAN

schiehallion wrote:
I reckon this one will be early 60's.  It's got both Linthaugh Terrace and the shops in it.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v195/schiehallion/lint2.jpg
I have just seen this picture this was taken much later than the last one The shops and the terrace great, also good shot of Dowrie crescent in the earlier photo you posted  my cousins lived there , thanks schiehallion , BILLYCAN
wee minx

I enjoyed looking at them, fantastic to see and remember it all.
John

BILLYCAN wrote:
Scary wrote:
Did you notice a slight change to Linthaugh Terrace on your last visit Billycan ?
 YES they had been done up a bit, it is a shame that they could have not done up the rest of Linthaugh instead of tearing it down,  am I right in noticing that LINTHAUGH TERRACE have new roof's Billycan

Yes a complete makeover
Sorry Billy I thought I had put the pic in. The corner area used to be seated with a roof, but was removed due to the young team using it as a meeting place / boozing den.
BILLYCAN

LINTHAUGH TERRACE

THE terrace looks great now a link with the past , I would not mind living there myself , great picture , iam glad iam not the only Pollock fan in the UK ,like I said I loved the place  thanks scary     BILLY CAN
BILLYCAN

Scary wrote:
Great pic there schiehallion i`m more intrigued by whats not there than what is there

Billycan, Linthaugh Rd must be nearly a mile long so its a long shot to find your grans house there.
  I have sent you several  messages I understand you have not got them , I will try posting my replys instead , my gran did live beside the lock ups , it was so fantastic when you said this on your message , I will pm you soon , god bless  BILLY CAN  GHR
Alex Glass

Billy have you looked at these aerial photos on here.

Crookston/Pollok/Corkerhill

I know they are not as good as the other one but you can see the whole area.
pablo

Great photo schiehallion. I stayed in netherplace rd from 1960 till i got married and left in 1980. I was a fireman in pollok fire station from 75 till 2000 and remember well all the old places in our area.The ambo depot,bellermine,old library at junction of brockburn and barrhead rd,darnley hosp,shops at peat rd,cowglen hosp etc etc.Being in the Fire Service we got to see all these places warts and all.The cowglen hosp as you are probably aware had an underground cinema as it was originaly built for injured american soldiers. I often wish that i had taken a camera with me on our shouts but alas you never think at the time. I will try and dig up some old photos of the time and get them posted. Growing up in pollok was an adventure everyday and funny enough a lot of the firemen in the fire station all grew up and stayed in the area as well.
Alex Glass

Hi Pablo

Welcome to Urban Glasgow.

Sure you must have lots of stories about fires you tended and some of the other incidents over the years. Would be good to hear about the various places you had to work. Even without the pictures it would be interesting.
pablo


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pablo






Heres some photos from a drill session at pollok house.We  are lined up [pollok White Watch]with our back to the cart and facing the rear entrance to pollok house.The hard standing we are on is to enable the fire engine to sit next to the cart so that in the event of a fire we can pump water directly from the cart.At that time the nearest hydrants were at Dumbreck rd and pollokshaws rd.Once the burrell was built closer hydrants were put in.A running joke was that if the house did go up in flames we were to save the EL GRECO first before women and children as it was worth a fortune.Thats me 2nd from the left in the top photo and middle of the next one
Alex Glass

Wow I knew you would have something interesting to say Pablo and great photos as well.

Not many people will know about the lack of hydrents within the park prior to the Burrell being built.

That big guy standing to your right looks familiar
pablo

The big guy to my right is John Donnelly from househillwood rd, and the guy on my left is big callum from househillmuir rd originaly from stornaway.As already said we all came from the pollok area.The other 2 guys are from arden and mosspark.
Alex Glass

They uniforms must have been heavy when they were wet?

What year were the photos take?
pablo

The tunics when wet were like a bag of cement.The leggings as you can see were made of plastic {yelllow] and we used to clean them with Brasso[Very inflamable].Health and safety was unknown in those days.The photos are around about 1982.My helmet was made of leather and was what we used to call a dead mans helmet as it was reissued to you as you joined. It was still the best days of my life and i would not change a thing.
Stuball

pablo wrote:



Something I really love about this picture... its like it catches a rare moment in time. I know its not a unique moment but to capture it is
cybers

Agree with the sentiment Stu.
Whilst probably just another pain in the ass moment back then it means something else now

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