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May

what number in downcraig rd did you live at, and when dave?
bigdave2k3

Hi May i lived in number 23 downcraig rd, between 1982 till they were knocked down in 1997 did you live in downcraig rd aswell?
May

Hi Dave,

I lived at # 3 and then #1, from the time they were built in 1958 until I got married in 1968. My mum & dad and sisters & brothers alll lived at #1 until 1976 when my mum moved to glenacre.  We all now live in Australia.

Cheers
joyce


3, 5 and 7 Tormusk Road July 2010
jinty maginty

joyce wrote:

3, 5 and 7 Tormusk Road July 2010


I remember Mr McFarlane that stayed down the stair from you Joyce, he had the wee cobblers shop on Dalmarnock Rd @ Springfield Rd.
joyce

Aye thats right he did......lol
joyce


The Lake at castlemilk July 2010
joyce


Another one of The Lake in Castlmilk July 2010
cybers

Do you remember the sad fact of castlemilk pond from the early 90's ?
I was quizzed over that as i used it as a shortcut home from work at the Cathkin hotel.
joyce

Yes Cybers I do remember that
joyce


The old bridge
gallowgategal

cybers wrote:
Do you remember the sad fact of castlemilk pond from the early 90's ?


joyce wrote:
Yes Cybers I do remember that


Well      
cybers

Naw it's a pond ... a well is a little smaller and quite a bit deeper.
gallowgategal

cybers wrote:
Naw it's a pond ... a well is a little smaller and quite a bit deeper.


   

It's cruel to leave us in suspense    
cybers

CLICK ME

All info about covered in the above link. Local lad with learning difficulties if i remember right was arrested for it.
jinty maginty

cybers wrote:
CLICK ME

All info about covered in the above link. Local lad with learning difficulties if i remember right was arrested for it.



(jinty here)  I remember that tragedy as if it were only yesterday, 1 of my kids knew her from school.  Just a few weeks ago there was another incident at the same spot but thankfully no one was seriously injured.
gallowgategal

cybers wrote:
CLICK ME

All info about covered in the above link. Local lad with learning difficulties if i remember right was arrested for it.


Thanks cybers, I remember it, vaguely. Very sad end to a young life
Clydeman1878

jinty maginty wrote:
cybers wrote:
CLICK ME

All info about covered in the above link. Local lad with learning difficulties if i remember right was arrested for it.



(jinty here)  I remember that tragedy as if it were only yesterday, 1 of my kids knew her from school.  Just a few weeks ago there was another incident at the same spot but thankfully no one was seriously injured.


I live 2 mins walk from said pond and i never heard about anything happening, i also remember the first incident as well.
Starstorm99

This thread reminded me of a time in my childhood. My Mum and I were visiting a friend of hers in Castlemilk. I think I was about 8yo. I soon got bored and went outside for a wee wander... I got completely disorientated due to the similarity of all the flats!
Panicking, and in tears, I went to a woman's door. A bit of detective work from the woman regarding the appearance of my Mum's friend, and we were soon re-united!!
I'll never forget the terror of that day! Nor the brilliance of the wee woman who helped me.
bdoc

dickyhart wrote:
The "hole in the wa" is a well known shortcut between fernhill and castlemilk. it was literally a hole in an old wall that everyone walked through. They opened it up properly quite a few years ago and you can drive through it now. The name just stuck. Theres an interesting wee statue of a lad looking over glasgow with a pair of binoclurs next to it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dickyhart/2278803407/

hope that helps

dicky


i used to live at the hole in the wa ...  in my youth we used to go and fight fernhill thru the fields at the hole in the wa .. an innocent childhood lol
bdoc

cybers wrote:
Bearing in mind the hole in the wall was long before the flashy new estates of the milk and fernhill existed twas a short cut drovers track from Busby to High Burnside... closest i ever came to finding out anything about this drovers road was it was not cattle but horses on the way to Hamilton...

If i was a hoss i would have been mighty cheesed off to walk all that way then be expected to run.

Passed that statue many times and wondered what its significance is if any.



we thought it was an old "roman " wall
bdoc

Re: Small Request and Saying Hello

hillmanimp wrote:
tekno_tatts wrote:
Stumbled across this site by accident via google this morning and I've been sat sifting through it all afternoon. Excellent site. Was wondering if anyone has any old pictures of the Castlemilk/Croftfoot/Rutherglen areas. Came across a few of Castlemilk so far but there's that much content on here I can see it taking me ages to search through it all. Not sure if requests are the done thing on this forum but I thought I'd chance my arm anyway, apologies if it's not.

Keep up the excellent work, this site truly is a gem.


hi tekno

Perhaps not quite what you are looking for, but the closest I've got.  No date on the back of the pics but sometime 70-71, looks like winter time.

Carmunnock Road near Carna Drive.  I think the car is in a drivewaye of Kings Park school.




Just above Carna Drive



View from Carmunnock Road along Aikenhead Road




Mansion in Kings Park




Regards

Imp



it looks identical to this right now ! i live around the corner from those railings and it could have been taken yesterday
bdoc

Doorstop wrote:
I don't really know Castlemilk all that well but those are a wonderfully collated set of images. Very much of their time.

Cheers for that Flash.
amazing photos of castlemilk in the fifties seventies and eighties ...

it all looked so nice in the fifties !

the seventies look just like my memories tell me (born in 74)

i left in 82 and by the looks of the photos i left just in the nick of time befire it became a hell hole !
bdoc

chateau du lait wrote:
Hi guys as you can tell by my name I am a resident of Castlemilk and have been for 34 of my 39 years.
Heres a few photos I dont think have been on this thread. Im not sure where they came from to be honest so apologies and credit to anyone who recognises them.Nice thread.
This was Ardencraig Crescent, nicknamed Babyland due to the high proximity of - you guessed it, babies there. I reckon this must have been late 80s but im open to contradiction....



This is Ardencraig Street at Ardencraig Quad, that corner T Close was used by community groups before it got renovated, think Ardenglen HA were in it at somepoint as well. ( thanks for the info and location Flash 74)




This is Arnprior Street and everything you see is now demolished , its one of those ghost streets you see in Glasgow schemes where all thats left are the pavements and the lamposts, the street exists in name only .



Im sure I have more Castlemilk pics on my other pc, Il need to have a look. Id like to stress again they werent taken by me, I just thought it would be nice to share them on here.[/img]


excellent pics ! my grannie lived in ardencraig quadrant but i didnt remember things looking so drastic
bdoc

Electric Monk wrote:
Excellent pictures - just found this website today, and thought I'd join. I moved to Castlemilk 3 years ago so I've not experienced growing up in it, but it's certainly interesting to see what it was like before (I live in the Tormusk Road area, just at the statue of the boy with the binoculars).


i lived at that bit as well think it was no 8 and i lived in a haunted house ..
i am tempted to go and chap their door ands see if the current residents are experiencing issues ... but they might think im a wierdo !
hillmanimp

Re: Small Request and Saying Hello

bdoc wrote:
hillmanimp wrote:
 No date on the back of the pics but sometime 70-71, looks like winter time.

Imp



it looks identical to this right now ! i live around the corner from those railings and it could have been taken yesterday


bdoc

Interesting to hear that!  Some place change beyond recognition, and some don't change at all.

Imp
bdoc

joyce wrote:

3, 5 and 7 Tormusk Road July 2010


were these houses given a facade or knocked down and rebuilt ?
joyce

The houses were all renovated, I had a walk about there a few months ago and had a nosey at the changes there...
norrie

Mitchellhill HRF before demolition, 2005
That was another one I missed










norrie

Mitchellhill HRF, 2005







joyce

Great pics Norrie
caledoniangeezer

May wrote:
Hi Dave,

I lived at # 3 and then #1, from the time they were built in 1958 until I got married in 1968. My mum & dad and sisters & brothers alll lived at #1 until 1976 when my mum moved to glenacre.  We all now live in Australia.

Cheers

I lived at no 2, directly opposite, from 1965 till 1980
Scotsman

Jock58 wrote:
Hi all
Here's an old photo of my Aunt & Dad.
Not sure the exact address but she lived in Croftfoot.
I suppose looking up the hill it would be all developed now.
I think at to the right of the houses at the back there was a roundabout that led up to Castlemilk.



Jock58



Your dad wasn't Tony B & lived in Woodfarm
cybers

bdoc wrote:
dickyhart wrote:
The "hole in the wa" is a well known shortcut between fernhill and castlemilk. it was literally a hole in an old wall that everyone walked through. They opened it up properly quite a few years ago and you can drive through it now. The name just stuck. Theres an interesting wee statue of a lad looking over glasgow with a pair of binoclurs next to it.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/dickyhart/2278803407/

hope that helps

dicky


i used to live at the hole in the wa ...  in my youth we used to go and fight fernhill thru the fields at the hole in the wa .. an innocent childhood lol


Bdoc I think i might know you from another lifetime  
Jock58

Scotsman wrote:

Your dad wasn't Tony B & lived in Woodfarm

Hi Scotsman

If you mean Tony Boyle he was my uncle, the guy in the photo is his brother & my Da John Boyle.

Please PM me

Jock58
joyce


Croftfoot Roundabout taken Jan 2012
joyce


The Hole In The Wall, between Tormusk Road and Fernhill Road. Taken Jan 2012
joyce


Going down Carmunnock Road towards the Roundabout. Taken Jan 2012.
fastnet


Clock tower by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Castlemilk stables. by john.mcknight, on Flickr


Castlemilk stables by john.mcknight, on Flickr
gezzrae

anyone from ardmalelish road, castlemilk?

Hi,

Looking to find anyone who used to live on Ardmalelish Road from around the 70s and early 80s. Any pictures would be appreciated. I used to stay at 18 Ardmalelish Road when I was in my early teens. Does anyone know Jamie Blackett, Alan and Craig Thompson, Pat Hunter, Robert McKennea (Badger)? Those were some of the people I used to hang about with when I stayed there.

Thanks,
Gerald Rae.
cybers


TSB - Croftfoot by David C Laurie, on Flickr
alibole

Arnprior Street

Hi
I used to live in 7 Arnprior Street in the 1963 up to 1976 I loved my time there and I had many friends, my childhood is full of great times. I went back with my mother to look at the street and it had gone, so sad it was strange that they tore down the street and left Arnprior Road so thank you to whoever put the photo on the site
weesue

Castlemilk History Facebook

Hi don't know if you guys have had an update...
Anything you need to know about Castlemilk History, you should more or less find it on here! Tons of photographs old and new... Historical photographs and information and old Street photographs etc, all the Castlemilk Schools, and maps, census, and much more, come and have a look! ... :) https://www.facebook.com/pages/Castlemilk-History/116432021792052
cybers

Oh look ... First Gordon Now Sue .... How do you do  

Flickr must be empty.
OOPS
Marblez

cybers wrote:
Oh look ... First Gordon Now Sue .... How do you do  

Flickr must be empty.
OOPS


Now you know why I don't believe in coincidence ......  
weesue

Has My pal Gordon W, been posting?... lol... I just had a link sent to me, Haven't been on UG in a while... So thought I'd send you an update of my CH FB page... :)
weesue

Ho do you do btw!!! :)  
Marblez

weesue wrote:
Has My pal Gordon W, been posting?... lol... I just had a link sent to me, Haven't been on UG in a while...


How do you do too sue welcome back to UG ... would this be your pal  Gordon W by any chance

Flash1974 wrote:
Got this from my close pal there, no sure if its her picture or if its Rutherglen Reformer but this is the best she's got on Bogany - dated March 1993

Bogany Terrace Demolition - March 1993 March 1994


He said something like "feel free to copy it as after all that's what photos are for ... sharing" ... or something like that ....    
weesue

Yes it is indeed!  
Marblez

Well since you are on here plugging your faceboak page would you mind adding some content to this thread ?? Plus a wee mention on said page for the UG forum for people interested in all things outwith Castlemilk also wouldn't be too much to ask would it ??
cybers

While you are at it could you please remove my images from your page you could not even grace the images with a few comments or even ask ....

Lets start with your cover photo it would be easier for you to just remove it rather than me go through the rigmarole of reporting it to facebook and having your page flagged yet again for copyright theft as well as reporting the infringement against your flickr page.
fastnet

At least they credited you mate.......  
weesue

Cybers I really must apologise for using your photo, I did not know who belonged to the photo at first and did try and find out for a while, I do beg your pardon... I believe I did credit it in one of my folders, And should have sought permission, I couldn't even remember where I got it!  When I used it as a profile photo (not a cover photo) then I failed to credit you in a caption...!
I try and add accreditation where and when I can... I try and copy details to every photo on my PC now, as I learnt by my mistakes first time around...
I did not mean any harm and I apologise once again, I have looked through every page in this thread to find the photo you were talking about and I have since removed it from my Castlemilk History Facebook Page!

I can see with your comment on page 15 that I have annoyed you and I am sorry!
You said and I quote, "go through the rigmarole of reporting it to facebook and having your page flagged yet again for copyright theft".
'Yet Again'??? I was not aware of anything before??? If you'd have messaged me directly and I would have dealt with it there and then! I would apologised at the time too!...

I didn't even know about the photos on my Flicker page... As I did not have any names connected to them or contact details, you must understand Cybers that we all look through the internet for photos and copy them onto our PC etc. I have had a lot of those photos copied for years and if I knew who's they were I would have certainly sought permission or credited the owner... It is harder to do that as other people copy and post the said photos and the owner gets lost amongst it all, so I can only apologise again and please understand that no harm was meant...

I did add some content to this thread earlier on in the thread... I didn't think it was a problem to add my link, as these forums are for a sharing of information as well as photos... With accreditation of course... I can remove that also if it's a problem!
cybers

There is no issue with the link Sue I am just annoyed that photos that appear only on my flickr page and here appear on Facebook. I f i had wanted it on facebook i would have put it there myself.

The very fact that it is written on my flickr page and in the photos exif data who I am my contact details and the copyright data is what really busts my hump.

It also states if you wish to use something then seek permission .... Jeez your one of my contacts on flickr  
weesue

I am so sorry again Cybers... Oops! I hope that you understand that If I'd got your photos from Flicker I would certainly have asked your permission...

I am on so many sites that it's hard to keep track of where I've seen what!
and sometimes a google search is not a confirmation of finding the proper link! Photos do get around, and I do understand your anger totally...

I have had a lot of photos for many years and as time goes on, I have learned how to add comment details to photos on my PC for future referencing, which I didn't know before! :(
I have even been thinking of stamping my own photographs with my name, I don't care who uses them or copies them, but like you say if you can seek permission or at least accreditation, then that would be nice...
Sorry again... :(
joyce

Think we have all been ignorant with using photos at one time. I did it and someone wasnt happy, I didnt do it intentionally either, like Susan I added lots of photos I liked, I  didnt know how to add a caption on a photo at the time and when I shared them I didnt realise I was doing anything wrong. Im more aware now and always ask permission or credit the photo to who it belongs to. Im not the greatest at taking photos, but I enjoy taking them and messing about a bit with them,I add my name on them now and add a caption of who took it if I and get permission if its anyone elses, but there can be a slip up now and then    
joyce


Click to see full size image
weesue

Can I also just say, now that I have apologised to 'Cybers' and I hope he accepts my apology!...
Marblez??? What's your beef?
Quote "Now you know why I don't believe in coincidence"???

I have known Gordon for over 20 years, but I don't see him, I am in contact with him now and again, I did not know what you were talking about, at first, because obviously you have been having some sort of communication with him simultaneously to me!  You were very insulting! Ok not everyone likes Facebook, but It is free and I happen to have a lot of History Archive which I am able to put up for folks to see at no cost to them!
Your comment and I quote...
" Plus a wee mention on said page for the UG forum for people interested in all things outwith Castlemilk also wouldn't be too much to ask would it ??"

No it is not too much to ask if asked properly Marblez!
I mean it is a "CASTLEMILK THREAD" I am on isn't it??? Hello... Castlemilk is in Glasgow yes! You see it is not nice to be spoken to like that (so to speak) especially when I didn't even know you were being sarcastic about me knowing Gordon and he happening to be in touch with you's too unbeknown to me... I mean he must have brought about half a million views to your forum! at least!
This is so childish and pathetic! I thought I was on a good forum, informative and welcoming, and that's where I chose to put my links for folks to see... Did I choose wisely?
I have apologised for the genuine mistakes I have made and think it only fitting that a bit of a public apology from yourself too Marblez would be nice!
Marblez

weesue wrote:

Marblez??? What's your beef?


I have known Gordon for over 20 years, but I don't see him, I am in contact with him now and again, I did not know what you were talking about, at first, because obviously you have been having some sort of communication with him simultaneously to me!  You were very insulting! Ok not everyone likes Facebook, but It is free and I happen to have a lot of History Archive which I am able to put up for folks to see at no cost to them!
Your comment and I quote...
" Plus a wee mention on said page for the UG forum for people interested in all things outwith Castlemilk also wouldn't be too much to ask would it ??"

No it is not too much to ask if asked properly Marblez!
I mean it is a "CASTLEMILK THREAD" I am on isn't it??? Hello... Castlemilk is in Glasgow yes! You see it is not nice to be spoken to like that (so to speak) especially when I didn't even know you were being sarcastic about me knowing Gordon and he happening to be in touch with you's too unbeknown to me... I mean he must have brought about half a million views to your forum! at least!
This is so childish and pathetic! I thought I was on a good forum, informative and welcoming, and that's where I chose to put my links for folks to see... Did I choose wisely?
I have apologised for the genuine mistakes I have made and think it only fitting that a bit of a public apology from yourself too Marblez would be nice!


Firstly it was not myself who made said point about you and Gordon, it was Cybers.

Secondly Gordon returned (briefly) to the forum just over a week ago to have a rant about another member on here. He made a few false promises a couple of years back which I chose to remind him of. He duly posted a couple of Castlemilk photos here I then asked him if he had a photo of the Bogany demolition and he posted the above photo. I made the assumption that he got it from your good self, am I right. It seemed logical to me that this is what prompted your good self to return to this (not my) wonderful forum, hence my comment about coincidence.

Thirdly you joined this "good forum" over FOUR years ago and in that time have made 22 posts ... SIX of which have been over the last two days. I would hardly say you have been a very active member if you have only made 16 posts in four years. However you make a brief appearance to plug your own faceboak page (did you ask permission from the moderators ?) and yet you seem reluctant to return the favour when I politely ask you to do so

You and Gordon seem very knowledgeable on all things Castlemilk and all I ask is that you share your wealth of knowledge on this "good forum" and make it all the more informative and welcoming instead of redirecting the members to another website that is all. Is that too much to ask ?

PS The information and photographs on this forum are also free to view
weesue

You were making a reference to Gordon! By saying,
"Now you know why I don't believe in coincidence". Seems to imply that it was not a coincidence that Gordon and I were in cahoots about something, being on UG at the same time or near enough! Which was a genuine coincidence...

It is none of my business what Gordon was on here about, you don't have to tell me and I don't need to know, it is irrelevant to this post!
I was not on here to talk about the Bogany photo!

Yes I joined the forum 4 years ago and never noticed that you had to be here a specific amount of times? Is there anywhere that says that? If not why bring it up? Have you got to be an active member to stay here?

I'm not trying to be difficult but you are posing these questions... If there are rules that state this can you show me them?
I didn't know you had to ask the moderators if you could leave a link either, Cybers said in the above post "There is no issue with the link" and as the subject was about Castlemilk, I thought I would leave it for people's interest, makes no difference to me if people look at it or not... I don't gain anything personally if they come for a look...  
I didn't need to leave it at all!!! So don't see it as "Plugging my own page"...

If I am interested in a subject, I am grateful if someone somewhere tells me more about that subject. That is all I'm doing for folks, Not asking anyone to pay, not asking anyone for thanks, it's just that I happen to have the archive that I think people would like to see, and like to share it! That's all there is to it really!

I was not reluctant to return the favour, and you didn't ask me nicely! I haven't had a chance with all these sarcastic comments!
Quote - "Plus a wee mention on said page for the UG forum for people interested in all things outwith Castlemilk also wouldn't be too much to ask would it" ?? Not very polite!
How do you know that I was not going to share some of my pictures?

I have had to respond to the comments and accusations first before I do anything! I am hardly going to upload every single photo or piece of information I have on my Castlemilk History Page now am I, and I was going to post some pictures on here and if anyone was interested in more could have been redirected to the CH FB page... Is there no other links to any other sites outside UG on this whole forum? Really!

My god this is getting worse by the minute! All I wanted to do was start a little banter going about Cmilk... this has put me right off! Is there another moderator out there willing to deal with this situation?

I am sorry to Cybers and said so earlier, I don't know why you butted in Marblez except to make sarcastic comments...
I am an adult, and I understand plain English, all you needed to do was ask a normal question if something was bugging you... Sounds a bit like bully behavior and some of the other 'Moderators' should step in here!
It doesn't even seem to be about the point in question anymore!

Confused and disappointed!



     
fastnet

Okay guys.

Can we now get back on topic ?

If anyone has a grievance with anyone else can they do it through the PM facility.

Thank you.
fastnet

Dougrie place "dolls houses"


Close lights by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Marblez

Fine by me another wee one of Dougrie


Chimneys to Castlemilk by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Also for anyone interested there are photos of Castlemilk on here
dmk

fastnet wrote:
Dougrie place "dolls houses"


Close lights by john.mcknight, on Flickr


why is this image pixelated at the bottom ?
fastnet

It was originally for in the topic "Where am I " donna.

I couldn't be arsed uploading the original pic.............
dmk

oh dear  
Marblez

weesue wrote:
Which was a genuine coincidence...

Confused and disappointed!

     


Sue if you say it is a coincidence then so be it, and my other comment was merely intended as a wee bit of banter. Maybe I should have said "gonnagieusaweementiononyerpageanawthen" (in true Parliamo Glasgow stylee .. )

So as Fasnet said "Lets get back on topic" shall we
weesue

weesue

Castlemilk Bridge

Castlemilk Bridge at Machrie using a Photoshop Filter
[img]56b Radial Blur Susan Casey[/img]
weesue

Castlemilk Stables using an Ipad app Filter

[img]26 ipad app Susan Casey[/img]
weesue

Castlemilk Dougrie Heights

Dougrie Heights using a photoshop filter
[img]59 Dougrie High Flats 02 22 May 2013 Coloured Pencil[/img]
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