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AlanM

Molendinar Burn

Someone's been in the Molendinar with a camera

http://www.flickr.com/photos/cycleologist/sets/72157607800581985/

Enjoy
James

Impressive. I assume he went in at the River Clyde?



James H
Xeno

By the looks of it, no. Hes got in via the tunnel at the side of the Great Eastern, It was still open the last time I saw it. There are ladders down from the spare ground behind the Easter, seen in last photo
BenCooper

Aye, that's where I got in - it's a fun wee trip, though it gets a bit low where it goes under the underground rail line from Central Station...
Stuball

Queen Street line is it not?
BenCooper

No, the Queen Street line is on the surface eastwards of High Street station - the Central line goes under London Road, and the burn goes basically along the front of St. Andews Church...
Stuball

Ah right, sorry.... yes, now I know where you are.... I thought you'd only gone up the burn and not down
James

Molendinar Plaque




Not exactly a picturesque location...






James H
Alex Glass

Sorry for being so ignorant James but where is that  
James

Viewpark Avenue at the end of Alexandra Park Street, Dennistoun.



James H
Alex Glass

Passed there a hundred times and never seen it. Thanks James

In line with last winter's project anyone interested in tracing the path of the Molendinar same as was done with the Tollcross Burn at the beginning of the year?

Anyone got an old map with the route on it?
clydebuilt

Interesting pictures, it does not look any better than when I was a boy, used to be able to access it off  North Side of Alexandra Parade it was very dirty and smelly then and my Mother would give me hell for going there. They built a Cigarette Factory on site.
cybers

Alex Glass wrote:
Passed there a hundred times and never seen it. Thanks James

In line with last winter's project anyone interested in tracing the path of the Molendinar same as was done with the Tollcross Burn at the beginning of the year?

Anyone got an old map with the route on it?


Think lowlight posted something from his google overlays alex that had the molly mapped would be interesting though to see if we could get some surface now pics.
BenCooper

I did have it all mapped in Google Earth, but after a HD crash I haven't got around to recreating it - got the original data somewhere, just need to plot it out again...
the bar biographer

Hi

Great feature on the Molendinar. I've been interested in it for quite a while and recently heard about Scottish Water's work on it and and another burn, flood prevention I believe.

I take it it flows under Molendinar Street on its way towards St. Andrews in the Square?

Any idea on its route upstream of Alexander Street in Dennistoun and its source?
Starstorm99

I'm fascinated by the Molendinar also. If my memory serves, it begins somewhere in the Royston area. Or perhaps Hogganfield?

I know... great help!
womble

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There are many different honeymoons places.



This muppet is flooding the forum with  
James

Dealt with...
cybers

Luvly stuff was almost tempted to buy me a fake rolex too
BigArturo

The Molindinar flowed out of Hogganfield Loch and is mostly piped underground nowadays. When I was a boy in the late 50's / early 60's, the burn tumbled down below Provanmill Road into a swing park in Blackhill then trundled alongside the Provan Gasworks, under the Monkland Canal and through Dennistoun north of Ally Parade then underground at Milnpark Street. It emerged at the old Drygate in Townhead where we played as kids and under Duke Street at St Kentigerns School then piped underground until it flowed into the Clyde near the Albert Bridge, I believe.
cybers

BigArturo wrote:
The Molindinar flowed out of Hogganfield Loch and is mostly piped underground nowadays. When I was a boy in the late 50's / early 60's, the burn tumbled down below Provanmill Road into a swing park in Blackhill then trundled alongside the Provan Gasworks, under the Monkland Canal and through Dennistoun north of Ally Parade then underground at Milnpark Street. It emerged at the old Drygate in Townhead where we played as kids and under Duke Street at St Kentigerns School then piped underground until it flowed into the Clyde near the Albert Bridge, I believe.




Molendinar Drop-in by David C Laurie, on Flickr
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