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Fjord

Nitshill and Surrounding Area part 2

OK folks time for part 2 seeing as this topic has reached nearly 50 pages of excellent photo's, history and stories!! Keep up the good work.  
This should make reading the thread's easier for everyone    

Previous thread here> Nitshill and Surrounding Area part 1
Fjord

Nitshill

As I mentioned in the previous part 1 thread I'd post up some more photo's.
I'll start with some earlier images prior to demolition and then I'll add the post demolition ones to give a bit of continuity.











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The place doesn't look too bad when the sun shines











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After the demolition teams had been in and razed the site the mighty Post Box the sole survivor!  











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Where the street have no names











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I remember when it was all houses around here...











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Some distant views from the Hill



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Jock58

Thanks fjord
Great pictures

Darn i lived there 20 years from 1960-80 and don't have one photo of Southie from that time.
I was lucky I saw the best years, my mum & dad stayed another 10 and in the end were very, very happy to get out of the scheme they loved.

Jock58
Jock58

Hi Alex
Got you,, Parkhouse farm i know but i can't recall ever visiting the area of the Castle. It looks big enough not to miss but i think that one slipped bye my wanderings. Another place on the to see list.

Jock58
Jock58

Hi John

The sewage
Am i seeing this from the  right angle This is looking over to Parkhouse road. With the houses around the boundry area showing?
Jock58
Jock58

Re: Nitshill

Thanks Fjord



7 Whinfield Rd
My Maw's house for 30 years , middle corner. That was my bedroom window.
Jock58[/quote]
Jock58

Re: Nitshill

I remember when it was all houses around here...




Did i mention before this was a take away it was a great wee chippy, Its original use was the Doctors surgery.
But when that closed we had to get the 49 round to the one in Barrhead Rd.
Once  i went on the bus with my mum holding a towel to my eyebrow that i had split open. I got 5 stitches and a lolly off the doc for being such a brave boy.      
Now i think mums would call an Ambulance.    

Jock58
neilmc

Re: Nitshill

Jock58
I don't remember the doctors' surgery, but I remember immediately pre-Sky Dragon it was one of the 'Victor' chain of chippies.

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Re: Nitshill

There are quite a few Before & After pics in that batch did anybody spot them?


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Jock58

Hi Neil
Ah proof of the CO-OP
THose white letter i can see are the same size as the one's that were above Maxi's and i think all the shops early on.

The 49 terminus was out side my bedroom window so visiting relitive did not sleep much as they were mostly put in my room.
I never noticed the bus noise  

OK i have one photo of Southie C.81 but i did not put it up as i don't know how much of interest it will be. My daughter in my mums veranda.

One thing you will note the trees are gone from the roundabout another the original colour of the row on whitacers it was the same as all the rest of the scheme. I have no idea when it was painted red.


Jock58
Stuball

Re: Nitshill

Fjord wrote:



Got to love how the buses are always a little behind on their routes. The M3 used to plough through the empty streets of possil for months after the houses were knocked down... made it a prime target for getting bricked
Alex Glass

Fantastic start to Part 2 Fjord

Thanks

To keep up the quality I am posting a link to the Dams To Darnley website again but taking you directly to the page relating to Pollock Castle to follow on from thediscussionat the tail end of Part 1.

The following photos appear in the Guard report carried out on behalf of the Dams to Darnley Country Park Joint Committee.







POLLOCK CASTLE Click here





johnmcn

Jock58 wrote:
Hi John

The sewage
Am i seeing this from the  right angle This is looking over to Parkhouse road. With the houses around the boundry area showing?
Jock58


Thats the way i see it..

You can still see the outlines in the google link
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?cli....003515,0.010997&t=h&z=17
Fjord

johnmcn wrote:
Jock58 wrote:
Hi John

The sewage
Am i seeing this from the  right angle This is looking over to Parkhouse road. With the houses around the boundry area showing?
Jock58


Thats the way i see it..

You can still see the outlines in the google link
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?cli....003515,0.010997&t=h&z=17


A couple of the filter beds have recently had their gravel removed...for what reason I don't know.
Alex Glass

There is a sespool down in the field from what is now called Parkhouse Nursing Home. This was the stables referred to by Jock previously. Red something cant remember the old name.

and the photo previously posted of Parkhouse garden all cut back







/this is Parkhouse
Jock58

Alex Glass wrote:
There is a sespool down in the field from what is now called Parkhouse Nursing Home. This was the stables referred to by Jock previously. Red something cant remember the old name.

and the photo previously posted of Parkhouse garden all cut back


Wonderful Photos Alex
Those 2 plinths  originally held gates on the Parkhouse Rd
roughly in line with the middle of the 2 bricked up windows,
The window on the right was the milking byre, left was the dairy room far left was a milk storage room.
This is looking far better than when i last saw the place.
The stables for the farm were further down the road  in line with the new roundabout.
You can still see the road & rough ground of thier site on google maps. Parkmanor Ave cuts through it.
The Red House is the nursing home.
Jock58

Hi Alex
This is the rear of the photos you took.
From left to right The byre (wall)
The dairy- the milk house.
Hopefully it has also been tidied up a bit since this photo was taken.


Jock58
Alex Glass

They photos were taken about a year ago Jock. I didn't like to venture round the back.

I didn't know this was a farm. It just looks like a house but never really paid that much attention to it.

Thanks for this info Jock. I will need to look out for it in old maps of the area.
kev

Guys... this is a great thread but to my eternal shame I think the only time I was ever in Nitshill was when a bit of stuff took me back to her flat after I had got off with her in the Savoy in the 80s...cant remember if it was a successful night or not cause I was pisxxed..will make a pilgrimage soon see if I can retrace my stepps..camera in hand
Alex Glass

Don't think you will be able to remember any of it Kev but give it a try and let us know where you get lost

Will give you directions to the most interesting place for some photos if you don't manage to find the place where you were taken on that drunken night all those years ago
kev

Alex .. I think you are totaly right. I usualy have difficulty remembering my previous nights shenanagens in the west end or wherever... but its amazing what a fresh pair of eyes can see so will go urban exploring..
Jock58

johnmcn wrote:
Jock58 wrote:
Hi John

The sewage
Am i seeing this from the  right angle This is looking over to Parkhouse road. With the houses around the boundry area showing?
Jock58


Thats the way i see it..

You can still see the outlines in the google link
http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?cli....003515,0.010997&t=h&z=17


HI John
I think the area i was talking about is a little upstream you can see a little area of white water behind the Kennomeat plant  (What is that now?)
Maybe thats the weir.
Jock58
johnmcn

Kennomeat was bought by Spillars who in turn was recently bought by Nestle purina.And like just about every company in Barrhead that gets purchased by an International they shut it down.You may remember the town as a place that supplied jobs for all the surrounding areas but nowadays it's more of a commuter town for paisley and Glasgow..
Think i read recently that bar East Renfrewshire council (newish offices built next to the sports centre) the largest employer was Tesco in Kelbourne st (next to the old railway arches)

Anyway the old factory still stands derelict,they were hoping that people would let parts of it,the council have set aside land across from Leggat (the old high rise)and beside Spillars but with the current economic climate i cant see it working just yet.
Jock58

Times they are a changing
Both my mum & Dad worked at the Kennomeat and i had quiet a few friends that left school & went to work at Shanks,

I remember my mum telling me that when some of the women fancied a break they would jam a can in the conveyor lines and everything would stop till the maintenance came out & fixed it.
But one day it went wrong and the plant was down for days, several women got the sack for that one.

The best job my mum had in Barrhead though was in the ticket office of the George cinima. I used to walk up there and get in for free.

Jock58
johnmcn

  I knew the old bingo on Cross Arthurlie was a cinema but didn't know about the George on main st..


Opened 1911 by George Urie Scott, on ground originally used a cooperage.
This replaced his earlier Barrhead Picture Playhouse, which had been converted from a roller skating rink.
The Pavilion was rebuilt 1935 by McNair & Elder.
Renamed George from 1969; closed 1977.
Later demolished in the mid 1980s.

Cant remember ever seeing this in my walks to the swimming when i was young,whereabouts on main st was it?
Jock58

johnmcn wrote:
  I knew the old bingo on Cross Arthurlie was a cinema but didn't know about the George on main st..
Cant remember ever seeing this in my walks to the swimming when i was young,whereabouts on main st was it?


Sorry but i can't pinpoint it for you.
It was at the far end of the main st  (North side) I remember you passed a big church just before you got to it.
I was not too far from the train station as i remember getting on a train once from there.
Looking at the map i would say it was between Gedloch Pl & Cross arthurlie St
Somewhere on that frontage.
Jock58
Jock58

johnmcn wrote:
  I knew the old bingo on Cross Arthurlie was a cinema but didn't know about the George on main st..


Hi John

This might help
http://www.drookitagain.co.uk/cop...isplayimage.php?album=6&pos=6

Jock58
johnmcn

Gedloch place should be Cochrane street (the one with the masons on it),dont know whats up with Google maps  

Right anyway thats flats nowadays,was derelict ground as far as i can remember and i figured it had to do with the old rail line that ran behind the Arthurlie inns..I'll maybe ask some of my native borrhiedonians (or whatever they call themselves )if they remember it
Jock58

Hey John
Remember that piccy i posted way earlier in this thread.
The traffic island is the same size pity i'm not      


http://www.drookitagain.co.uk/cop...isplayimage.php?album=6&pos=8

Jock58
kev

Found this...Hope it hasnt already been discussed apologies if it has

AA Battery Nitshill
Recent Page Trail:

A World War II anti-aircraft battery was sited in Nitshill, to the south of Glasgow. Site number GSG4 (early), S4 (later). Part of the Clyde AA Defences, the site was also known as Darnley.

The battery was equipped with four emplacements, armed with 3.7-inch guns, and a GL Radar mat to the wesr, An accommodation camp lay to the south. Two further emplacements were later added the battery. The site was visible in aerial photography taken in 1946, when the two additional emplacements were noted lying northwest and southeast of the usual arc of four emplacements. Records show that six guns had been provided by 91943, but that the GL Radar Mk IA had been removed. Some 42 huts, mostly Nissen, could be seen in the area between Corslett Road and the Aurs Burn to the south.

There are no surviving remains of the battery, the site and surrounding area has been occupied by a housing development.
Jock58

Quote:


AA Battery Nitshill
Recent Page Trail:


Hi Kev
Yes i have seen this  but not the arial photo from 1946.
There is a arial photo of a snow covered land scape but this is newer
as South Nitshill is outlined.

jock58
mr.underwood

memories

Hi All,had a couple of days off and it.s amazing what comes flooding back.Jock do you remember at the side of the byre at Parkhouse there was a pit where the winter feed for the cows was stored.I cant recall what we called it but it was the residual slurry from breweries. the smell was lovely,but not when some bugger tipped you into it !!!
mr.underwood

cinemas

johnmcn, Can't remember the cinema shown,but do remember two cinemas,the Pavilion and the Centre.The Pavilion I remember as a bit of a flea pit and the other as the posh cinema.On Saturday mornings they had the thrupny rush,when all the kids got in for three pence,old money,and were able to watch a couple of cartoons,a serial,and a movie.You could always tell whether it had been a cowboy,a war film or a pirate film by the way the kids shot or killed each other when they came out.Great days!
I used to love when ,as a special treat,I was taken to the evening show  and had a fish tea with Vimto in the Centre Cafe which was just down from the cinema.Is the Cafe still there ?
Jock58

Re: memories

mr.underwood wrote:
Hi All,had a couple of days off and it.s amazing what comes flooding back.Jock do you remember at the side of the byre at Parkhouse there was a pit where the winter feed for the cows was stored.I cant recall what we called it but it was the residual slurry from breweries. the smell was lovely,but not when some bugger tipped you into it !!!


Hi Mr U
Yes, we just called the mush (mash) I remember in cold winter days you could shove your hands into it and get a heat. I think it was still fermenting.  
Just to the left again there was wee sheds & a midden with a similar type of design to the fancy wall but no turrets. Great big fat worms for fishing bait.
Jock58
Jock58

Re: cinemas

mr.underwood wrote:
johnmcn, Can't remember the cinema shown,but do remember two cinemas,the Pavilion and the Centre.The Pavilion I remember as a bit of a flea pit and the other as the posh cinema.


HI again Mr U.
Yeah i remember the George was a bit shabby, But who cared i got in for nouwt    
http://www.scottishcinemas.org.uk/scotland/barrhead.html

Jock58
mr.underwood

cinemas

Hi Jock,I remember the name mash now ,and you are right it was a great way to warm your hands.That is a brilliant link to cinemas throughout Scotland.How the devil do you find these sites?
Jock58

Re: cinemas

mr.underwood wrote:
How the devil do you find these sites?


Google is a wonderful thing      
Though johnmcn did find this one before me.

Jock58
mr.underwood

nitshill

It's me again,jock58,in your wanderings did  you ever go into Coats's Woods?We used to jump over the wall into Clark's Park,turn right and head for the woods.There was a wee stream running down from the end of the wall at the back of Darvel St. where we made wee boats and sailed them .When you entered the woods it was a different world,we made Tarzan swings which scared the sh** out of you when you went out over the Levern.There was a big private house owned I believe by one of the Coats family who owned the thread mills in Paisley.Their housekeeper had a lovely wee cottage at the gate.
Jock58

Re: nitshill

mr.underwood wrote:
It's me again,jock58,in your wanderings did  you ever go into Coats's Woods?We used to jump over the wall into Clark's Park,turn right and head for the woods.There was a wee stream running down from the end of the wall at the back of Darvel St. where we made wee boats and sailed them .When you entered the woods it was a different world,we made Tarzan swings which scared the sh** out of you when you went out over the Levern.There was a big private house owned I believe by one of the Coats family who owned the thread mills in Paisley.Their housekeeper had a lovely wee cottage at the gate.


Hi Mr U
If you mean the area between the Hurlet & nitshill
I never got over there much (might have met those bad Nitshill boys) but I remember off Salterland you could follow the levern past the back of the Church And then there was a big building after you came out the woods.I don't know what that was or the names of that area.
Jock58

Hi All
That last post reminded me of a wee story i told on another forum
Seems funny now but it was run for your life time then  
Copy/paste time
I remember one school day the buses were off so me & my mate decided to walk home from Craigie to Southie.

Rather than take the usual route up Peat rd we thought we would try cutting through to the tunnel on Kennishead road.

Well as we passed the Bundy a group of friendly youth came out to meet us screaming welcome and waving a variety of sticks and bars.
Not feeling like a meeting of cultures we legged it and were chase all the way to the Priesty boarder. At a safe distance we turned and waved our thanks to the Bundy boys for providing us with some much needed exercise.
My mate and I carried on laughing off this near miss until we were around the Priesthill terminus area when another group of young locals the priesty young team came up the road to greet us. Not knowing that we had already exercised that day they gave chase all the way to the kennishead road.
Thank God, that Darnely was not built then as we could not have gone through that a third time in one day.
I suppose we should be grateful that unlike me & my mate these local boys knew how to respect borders.

Jock58
johnmcn

Re: cinemas

mr.underwood wrote:
johnmcn, Can't remember the cinema shown,but do remember two cinemas,the Pavilion and the Centre.The Pavilion I remember as a bit of a flea pit and the other as the posh cinema.On Saturday mornings they had the thrupny rush,when all the kids got in for three pence,old money,and were able to watch a couple of cartoons,a serial,and a movie.You could always tell whether it had been a cowboy,a war film or a pirate film by the way the kids shot or killed each other when they came out.Great days!
I used to love when ,as a special treat,I was taken to the evening show  and had a fish tea with Vimto in the Centre Cafe which was just down from the cinema.Is the Cafe still there ?



Only stayed in Barrhead 12 years (originally a priesty boy) so dont remember any of the picture halls.Did a lot of venturing round the dams and the walk to the swimming in Barrhead when i was younger though.
The centre bingo has recently been flattend,dont think i ever seen it open.The centre cafe is still there,if it's till the same owner his son runs the Chippy across the rd (Al Pinos i think)
johnmcn

Re: nitshill

mr.underwood wrote:
It's me again,jock58,in your wanderings did  you ever go into Coats's Woods?We used to jump over the wall into Clark's Park,turn right and head for the woods.There was a wee stream running down from the end of the wall at the back of Darvel St. where we made wee boats and sailed them .When you entered the woods it was a different world,we made Tarzan swings which scared the sh** out of you when you went out over the Levern.There was a big private house owned I believe by one of the Coats family who owned the thread mills in Paisley.Their housekeeper had a lovely wee cottage at the gate.


Is that the one that is now an old folks home ?

http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?cli....001763,0.007537&t=h&z=18
Jock58

Hi john
That would fit with my memories, Though as i said that area was not a regular haunt of mine
Jock58
udrigle

Hello,
           i live on the parkhouse estate and it has been great to read all these stories of the area around. I have walked my dogs around the waulkmill burn for the last 25 years regularly covering the paths and area of the new dams to darnley park, and i can remember a few old ruins of brickwork at the back of parkhouse estate off of Corselet road. I tried to find them last wekend but could only really get a few sections of rubble deep in the undergrowth so the pictures arent too good.

The first one is off an old building



this one is the rubble left where a gateway used to be. I was told once, that this used to be an entrance into an Army camp.

While i was there i took a couple of other pictures of what i remember as the stepping stones, which were at the river, behind the Cottages on Corselt road, is this the same as others remember?


I see that this is still in use today!  Of course it wasn't the only way across the Burn, but the branch has been broken a bit since then.

I think that i might have some old photo's from mid eighties showing some of the area, i will try and dig them out when i next get time.

By my reckoning the gun emplacements must be around about what is now Langford drive in parkhouse.  All the land around where the new scheme at Parklands has been built was bulldozed and shaped to make the building easier, the original contours have been dramatically changed. In one of the old fields there was a carved rock besides a gateway which had a swastika carved on it, the story was that german POW's worked in the fields as farmhands and it was one of them who carved it.
mr.underwood

Coats's House

Hello All,Yes John that's the house and I see the gatehouse is still there as well.There was a vegetable garden to the rear with fruit trees,one of the major dares was to bring back a piece of fruit from it.Sorry to say I was never that brave,there was a bloody big dog around the place!!!If you walked through the woods towards the Levern Bridge on Nitshill Road there was a white painted house close to the road.I was told the postman lived in it ,not sure though.
Jock58

udrigle wrote:
Hello,
           i live on the parkhouse estate and it has been great to read all these stories of the area around. I have walked my dogs around the waulkmill burn for the last 25 years regularly covering the paths and area of the new dams to darnley park, and i can remember a few old ruins of brickwork at the back of parkhouse estate off of Corselet road. I tried to find them last wekend but could only really get a few sections of rubble deep in the undergrowth so the pictures arent too good.

While i was there i took a couple of other pictures of what i remember as the stepping stones, which were at the river, behind the Cottages on Corselt road, is this the same as others remember?


I see that this is still in use today!  Of course it wasn't the only way across the Burn, but the branch has been broken a bit since then.

I think that i might have some old photo's from mid eighties showing some of the area, i will try and dig them out when i next get time.


Hi udrigle
Great photos    
Yes thats the area we have been calling the stepping stones funny looks a lot smaller than i remember  
I mentioned before that i thought the water was channeled behing the cottage. I think the wall on the left is part of that  but its well silted up now.

Could you try and pinpoint the ruins you photographed for us.
Maybe you can tell me is the wood behind Waukglen pl an old wood or a new land scaping feature? If its old I think this may be what we called pogles wood. I use to go there to see a pair of Tawney owls &  a pair of Wood peckers, it was a small little wood but had loads of bird life.
Jock58
wee minx

I used to go there a lot, my wee brother fell in there too...I'm talking about 35/40 years a go
Caught wee tadpoles, took them home in a jar to my grannies and watched as they grew legs    then.......died
Jock58

wee minx wrote:
I used to go there a lot, my wee brother fell in there too...I'm talking about 35/40 years a go
Caught wee tadpoles, took them home in a jar to my grannies and watched as they grew legs    then.......died


Hey Minx
Do you remember a wee snot nosed kid with a stick wandering around?
That would be me    
Jock58
Jock58

HI
I'm sure some one can do much better but  this give a little idea of the area


Jock58
Jock58

Hi
All I think this is a little clearer.



Jock58
neilmc

Jock58 wrote:
Hi
All I think this is a little clearer.



Jock58


You've got it spot-on, Jock. As Udrigle says, it was partly where Langford Drive is now, and a bit of Bruntsfield Ave. I live only about 100m from the site.

I got that map after a bit of searching at work: a spot of luck involved in the search.

Edit: I can't even spell the name of a road I've lived near for 21 years.....
johnmcn

This any better,using microsoft live maps as they seem a little more up to date


Alex Glass

Well done Neil that map certainly helps pinpoint the actual location and well done Jock for doing the overly.

This has got me thinking that there may have been photo taken by the developer prior to clearing the site in preparation for building. May be worth asking if they have any archives for the site. They may even have been taken by Planning Officers for the Planning Application. If I am not mistaken the houses, in the area where the battery was located, were built by Wimpy.

Details of the Planning Application will hopefully be in the archives. I will check to see if they are available

Keep up the great work guys  

Hopefully Mumsie from Australia will join in on the conversation and tell us about living in Househillwood
neilmc

You're right Alex: it was Wimpey, who later sold the western half of the site to Barratt (Carswellbank), at a tidy profit. However, the AA battery was wholly within the Wimpey half, as John and Jock's overlays show.
Mumsie

Hi all

I don't remember much as I was only eight when we left for Australia.  I remember Hartstone Road dividing into two sections at the end.  I think I went left which led to a park.  I walked up Househillwood Road to where there were shops and I think opposite the shops I walked up a bit of a grass hill to my school which was a Catholic Primary School.  Can't remember the name.  I went on to microsoft live maps and I found my street and the house I was born in (No 138).  I found the Catholic Church I attended but I could not find the school.  Maybe someone might know my brother, his name is Ian Hopkins, he is 8 years older than me.  He had just turned 17 when we left Scotland.

Would live photos where I was born.

Bye for now
Alex Glass

Given the size of the site ant the importance of the battery I am sure someone would have taken photos before the area was cleared.

Forgot to say earlier

Great photos Udrigle
Alex Glass

Mumsie wrote:
Hi all

I don't remember much as I was only eight when we left for Australia.  I remember Hartstone Road dividing into two sections at the end.  I think I went left which led to a park.  I walked up Househillwood Road to where there were shops and I think opposite the shops I walked up a bit of a grass hill to my school which was a Catholic Primary School.  Can't remember the name.  I went on to microsoft live maps and I found my street and the house I was born in (No 138).  I found the Catholic Church I attended but I could not find the school.  Maybe someone might know my brother, his name is Ian Hopkins, he is 8 years older than me.  He had just turned 17 when we left Scotland.

Would live photos where I was born.

Bye for now


Welcome again Mumsie and thanks for following the link.

The school you would have went to was St Ignatious. Unfortunately I have not so far been able to locate any photos of the school but will get some photos of your house and post then up. The house may have changed now as the Glasgow Housing Association has been carrying out major renovations within this area.
Mumsie

Hi Alex

Thanks for your reply.  I am actually at work, it is Thursday5th March 9.50 a.m. here.  I better get back to work for now.
Alex Glass

For when you get a few minutes Mumsie

Here was the site of the school





The Rosehill Housing Co-op built houses on the site a few years ago.





To the right of the above photo are the shops.



Rosehill took over the shops and removed the houses above. This is what they look like now.

Jock58

Hi All
This map has jogged a few memories.
The rectangle at the top was a brick structure although the top was at ground level it was quiet deep & roofless. you could walk all round it as the earth bank did not come up to the walls.
The shaded one at the bottom must have been the HQ as it was a group of sheds and open buildings.
The two gun positions at each end were much bigger than the others, so i think those were the added positions.
You could walk from one end to the other at ground level that was roof level, or along the roads that were level with corselet rd but seemed sunken.
Alex it would be a real shame if all trace of this site has been lost i hope you have some luck in tracking down some photos.
Jock58
Alex Glass

Jock I am sure they must have taken photos. The problem will be tracking down the files. There are aerial photos but I think you need to go through to Edinburgh to view them unless the Council has a copy

Enquiries underway and will report back when I have any progress to report.
Jock58

Alex Glass wrote:


Here was the site of the school




I always thought this was called St Roberts school.

Jock58
neilmc

Alex Glass wrote:
For when you get a few minutes Mumsie

Here was the site of the school



The Rosehill Housing Co-op built houses on the site a few years ago.



The school Mumsie would have went to wasn't actually on the site in the foreground (which wasn't built as a school until the early 1970s), but is the Catholic school annexe in the middle background, with Gowanbank Primary beyond on the other side of Overtown Avenue. I think it was an annexe to St. Roberts.

I should have some family photos taken in the 1960s with this area in the background, when we called it simply "The Field".

Edit: Jock beat me to it!
James

Alex Glass wrote:

Tellingly, the offy is the main survivor...  


James H
Jock58

Hi Alex
Ain't clarification great  
I seem to remember this school suffered from arson attack a fair bit.
OK bed time here
Jock58
Alex Glass

St Robert's was in Priesthill Jock

It has also been demolished (recently) I have photos

Here is one

neilmc

It was an annexe to St. Roberts, Alex.
Alex Glass

James I think the photo was taken whilst the main supermarket was still extending their shop. all the shops are currently occupied as far as I know

Sorry Neil I was forgetting that Mumsie said she walked up the lane which would have taken her to the annexe. I didn't know that is has been part of St Robert's  When I worked up there it was called Overtown Community Centre.

There were a number of school annexes in the area. Maybe someone with more knowledge would be able to confirm which school was associated with each of them. The current Cardonald Priesthill Campus located next to the current Househillmuir school was an old annexe. I understand that the other former community centre - Stan's Den (Priesthill Youth and Community Centre) which was located near the Brock Burn at Muirshiel Crescent was also used as a school annexe. There was an annexe located on Prestwick Street - near the site of the original Levern Primary School. It was latterly used as a Learning Centre for adults with special needs. Was this a school annexe?

I heard that the building which I knew as Househill Community Centre was previously a school. It certainly looked like a school but I have no details of what it would have been called.

Does anyone know of any others
udrigle

hello,
i have tried to pinpoint on this map where the relevant sites are, hope it works.

Much of the land in this area was flattened then landscaped when they put in the drainage for the new estate, but some old features still exist, the old mill lade can still be seen alongside the path at some points.
Jock58

Hi Neil
Great shot over Peat Rd
Travled this way every day going on the 48 to & from Craigy.
Wee kids playing in the street! theres a thing you don't see so much of nowerdays.
Jock58
Jock58

udrigle wrote:
hello,
i have tried to pinpoint on this map where the relevant sites are, hope it works.

Much of the land in this area was flattened then landscaped when they put in the drainage for the new estate, but some old features still exist, the old mill lade can still be seen alongside the path at some points.


Hi udrigle
I can't say i have any memory of a gate & building in that area. The only gate i can remember was further down towards Nitshill Rd.
That took you into the old quarry area and across the stone bridge.
I remember there were 2 or 3 large concrete slabs in the field you have marked .Thinking about it now they were likely the roofs of old MOD sheds
Jock58

This reminds me of another play area, the double lines at the bottom of the AA site is a drainage ditch it ran from a natural spring that rose in the  bottom of the field in front of Whinfield Rd.
There was a area dug out by the cattle drinking there and it formed a small pond. Ideal for small model boats.
Jock58
neilmc

Jock58 wrote:
Hi Neil
Great shot over Peat Rd
Travled this way every day going on the 48 to & from Craigy.
Wee kids playing in the street! theres a thing you don't see so much of nowerdays.
Jock58


The two kids on the right are my wee brother and his pal; heading for the aforementioned Househillwood shops, I reckon. The well-dressed kids on the left seem to be in a hurry heading for St. Roberts Church ('The Chapel').

This was one of those photos I took simply to 'use up the film': never thought it would turn out to be a moment in time.....
mr.underwood

Mumsies School

Hi all,The school was St.Robert's Annex and your right Alex ,the main St.Robert's school was in Priesthill.I seem to remember saying on one of the posts that I sat my Quallie in the main St.Robert's school.
I remember the annex well because when attending St.Bernard's Primary the toilets were out in the play park.They were unroofed so that in winter the water in the pans froze solid.The headmaster at that time,a Mr.Evans,allowed us kids to nip home when we needed the loo!!Unfortunatly we got a new headmaster who made everyone wait until a certain time and then we were all frogmarched along Peat Rd. to the new school.I seem to recall there were quite a few wee accidents!!!
mr.underwood

The Chapel

neilmc,I got married in St.Robert's,(the chapel) way back in 1965 and am still married to the same woman today.I could have commited three or four murders and got less!!!!Only kidding.
Alex Glass

Thanks Mr U

Don't think I have posted a photo of St Robert's Church on this thread but there is one on the Glasgow Churches thread.

So here just for you Mr & Mrs U

St Robert's, Peat Road, Nitshill





mr.underwood

St.Robert's

Alex,Bless You My Son !! Long time since I've seen this place.
mr.underwood

Chapel house

Alex,Do priests up bye have his and hers cars now? How things have changed since I left the old home town.
Alex Glass

Very modern the priesthood now. Rarely do you see a priest walking about now.

There were rumours going about for a couple of months that the priest intended selling of both the church and the church hall which is further down Peat Road. Turns out that after substantial sums of public money being poured into the church hall to put on a new roof he wants to build a new church hall nearer to the church

Don't know if he realises no one is buying land at the moment and I am sure he would need to get someone to take the land where the hall is located before he would get approval to build a new hall. Don't know where the other land is going to come from nearer the church.

I recently attended a funeral in the church and the priest attempted to re-write the most important story in the bible - that of Jesus' birth. It would appear that Jesus wasn't born in a stable but was born in the house of a family member because that is what people do the go to live with family for important events.
mr.underwood

Jesus's birth

That's going to put a heck of a lot of Crib manufacturers out of business,has the man no idea of the state of the economy.They don't make priests the way they used to.
Alex Glass

Just reviewed the news report in which Fr Neil McGarrity is quote.

Sounds like it is hoped the church will be renovated and that a meeting room will be build at the back of the church. Which sounds like it won't take up any more land just reduce the amount of space in the church.

The church celebrates it's 50th anniversary this year




Some one will also need to re-write some of the old carols and remove any mention of a manger
mr.underwood

The Church

God I must be getting old ,I remember when we had a weekly building fund collection for the place.
Are they going to put up a blue plaque at the relatives house?
Alex Glass

A bit of change of subject to go back to an earlier post.

I have had a look through some of my photos and found some covering the old school annexe buildings.

One has already been posted so I won't post it again.

In the centre you can see the Cardonald Priesthill Campus. This was a school annexe next to where Househillmuir Primary School was built.



Here it is again



This is the Priesthill Youth and Community Centre locally known as Stan's Den.





It was demolished soon after this photo was taken following a fire  A stolen car was driven into the back of the building and set on fire causing substancial damage.

Fortunately I managed to take this photo long before St Bernard's was demolished to make way or the new school of the same name



Anyone know which schools were associated with Stan's Den and the Cardonald Priesthill Campus
Jock58

Hi All
I had a dream last night. Long story short, I was a wee boy again walking over to the top shops to get some rolls for my mum.
At the right hand side of the shops (Co-op end) I saw a blue police box.

I had forgotten all about this but I remember now it really was there.
You could open a wee door in the front & pick up a phone.

There were only 2 public phones in the scheme. One at Woodfoot (remember the photo Jock got all wrong) and at the valley shops.

This scheme originally had no facilities at all, not even a play area.
The woods were very wild until they landscaped them and put in paths.
Then there were a couple of small play areas at the Wiltonburn end.

A school, two churches, the shops and a doctors surgery.The rest was flats.
Jock58
mr.underwood

Remembered bits

Hi all,this site is better than hypnotherapy!I have remembered things I could not have without it.During WW11 the Royal Navy took over Renfrew Airport and turned it into HMS.Sanderling in 1943.They flew Navy aircraft ,repaired them ,and sent them to aircraft carriers.After the war it was decommisioned and the aircraft were dispersed to different locations.One method of doing this was to detatch the wings,place the fusilage onto a 40ft.trailer,called a Queen Mary,the wings were then stood up with the tips touching,and the whole lot driven to the new destination.What has this got to do with Nitshill I hear you ask!Well,one of the drivers of these wagons had family in the village and would call in for his tea on the way to England.Can you imagine all us wee boys standing there goggle eyed,and when we were told to Stand Guard over it ,Holy Sh**.These drivers had to drive down through England with these loads long before motorways,better them than me.
Jock58

Hi All
A bit off topic but hope you don't mind
For you clever folks out here any idea where this house be ?


This is my dad as a very young man he was a tram/bus driver. I remember him telling me his tram ran from Shawlands to the Cross stobs inn Barrhead.
He used to drive along Parkhouse road  before anything was built there (so it is a little on topic)
I have wondered for awhile now the area this house might be in.
Jock58
Jock58

Re: Remembered bits

mr.underwood wrote:
Can you imagine all us wee boys standing there goggle eyed,and when we were told to Stand Guard over it


The wee kids of Nitsie doing thier bit for King & country.    

Great story Mr U.

jock58
Alex Glass

Jock58 wrote:
Hi All
A bit off topic but hope you don't mind
For you clever folks out here any idea where this house be ?


This is my dad as a very young man he was a tram/bus driver. I remember him telling me his tram ran from Shawlands to the Cross stobs inn Barrhead.
He used to drive along Parkhouse road  before anything was built there (so it is a little on topic)
I have wondered for awhile now the area this house might be in.
Jock58


Great photo Jock

These old photos always offer much more that some people realise. There is a reluctance to post family photos because most think that they are just family shots but as your photo shows the background can hold something for others to appreciate. Much more than that thought is the real story of the person who is the main focus of the photo. Thank you for sharing a small piece of your dad's story.

As for where it is - I was tempted to say Househillwood but as you indicated that this is off topic it must be somewhere else out side the surrounding area.

Jock58

Hi Alex
Its off topic in so much as i have no idea where it could be. At this age he would be living in Thornliebank but i don't know of any house like that in that area.

jock58
Jock58

Hi All
I know this is off topic but when will UG get a spell checker.
 
You''ll get used to my spelink the more i post  

Jock58

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