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Crackers, Streapadair  
James

streapadair wrote:
The Horse Shoe in Drury St. A long exposure, with the camera stood on a table, which is why the barman is ghostly.


Not the first time customers have seen the barman looking like that, I'll wager...

 Crackers once again, streapadair.


James H
norrie

Hi strepadair, great photos, oh lucky me, some of Oatlands that I have never seen.
Yes you are right, try taking kids photos nowadays, great stuff.
Good to see some of the Shaws that have been long gone.
Thank you once again for sharing your photos with us.

Bye for now, norrie
wee minx

That was just fascinating Streapadair  
gallowgategal

Why did I find this thread at the end of my lunch break at work  

Can't wait to get home to take my time going through all the photos  
Fjord

Great stuff Streapy I loved the story of the stolen bus was Glasgow Ken the culprit?  

gallowgategal

gallowgategal wrote:
Why did I find this thread at the end of my lunch break at work  

Can't wait to get home to take my time going through all the photos  


Now done and as usual photos are brilliant  
Doog Doog

Got any more Streapadair?
Flash1974

Hiya Streap - thought I would add some of those 70's pics seein as you stuck up some belters of Govanhill

The pictures are from a variety of excellent sources

Enjoy everybody and thanks for another wad of good material Super Streap 

Some more to come guys and gals, but it maye be a while as some pics need badly cleaned  

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norrie

Hi flash 1974, great photos, keep them coming
Bye for now, norrie
Doog Doog

Yes,good stuff  
Flash1974

I've added a new thread to the topic page - A Look Around Glasgow in the 1970's

All photo's will be added to that instead of posting on here with respect to Streapadair as this thread is for comment on his amazing work and associated relevances

Cheers Guys  
cybers

Wow Flash looks like we have another great source of Ye Olde Glesga...

Coia's on the corner of Millerston St and Dukey was where as kids we got taken on a Saturday for an Icey drink after the FineFare in Hillfoot St...
Alternating between that and the Rendevous Cafe At Sword St and Duke St.

Happy days....
John

Excellent stuff once again Streap, I liked the bus story too
Alex Glass

cybers wrote:
Wow Flash looks like we have another great source of Ye Olde Glesga...

Coia's on the corner of Millerston St and Dukey was where as kids we got taken on a Saturday for an Icey drink after the FineFare in Hillfoot St...
Alternating between that and the Rendevous Cafe At Sword St and Duke St.

Happy days....


Your family must have been well heeled Cybers. We never got to go in this great cafe. I always remember this Coia's Cafe.
cybers

Lol dunno bout that Alex the heels usualy were off cuts from Chryslers Linwood plant....


We were never in Coia's again after it moved as it got too dear...
Infact i have never been in it since it moved  
Alex Glass

Was there another Coia's somewhere in Glasgow?

Cybers the toff.  
Stuball

Alex Glass wrote:
Was there another Coia's somewhere in Glasgow?

Cybers the toff.  


I seem to remember one on Cathcart Road....
Alex Glass

I just remember that there were possibly others in the City but don't know where. Thanks Stu
John

I didn`t know the Coias on Duke St had moved, I remember they got flats built above them a couple of years ago.
Alex Glass

This is the one along the road.



Opposite Bellfield Street
norrie

This is what you are thinking of
I took this 2007?
Sorry alex, I didnt see your post

Duke St Whitehill St

John

Aye that`s the one
cybers

Up market little Italy in Duke St .... just like it too... sitting there with you capa-frappa-cino and dodging drug dealing hitmen...

On a more serious note though i remember as a kid hanging around Whitehill St with my Girlfriend (Troo Luv Of The Moment ByRaWay)
and Mr Orange Coia the telly star came to visit...
Nice guy  but he ferr made the burd swoon an that  

Think Big Alex Still works for them too.... Sound big guy learning difficulties used to stop other kids from taking the piss out of him. Infact seen him recently on Duke St ... He still looks about 20 same as he did in 1985 lol.
streapadair

Thanks, guys and gals. You see what I meant by rag-bag, but glad you found something of interest.

Fjord - Ken?  mmm, rings a bell.

Doog Doog - any more? Well, as far as Glasgow buildings go, I'm just about cleaned out, happy to hand over to Flash and Mustang and anybody else who comes along. I could call it a day, or if you want there's 2 or 3 other collections I could put up.
norrie

Hi strepadair, why stop now, we are enjoying the show.
Bye for now, norrie
Doog Doog

streapadair wrote:


Doog Doog - any more? Well, as far as Glasgow buildings go, I'm just about cleaned out, happy to hand over to Flash and Mustang and anybody else who comes along. I could call it a day, or if you want there's 2 or 3 other collections I could put up.


Oh yes please! My appetite has been well and truly whetted!  
cybers

Would be a shame to call time on your collections now Streap I was kind of hoping you were just finding your pace.
These photo's hold so many memories and are an inspiration for us to get out and record what is there today for the generations tommorrow.
glasgowken

Fjord wrote:
Great stuff Streapy I loved the story of the stolen bus was Glasgow Ken the culprit?  


I wish I had been, id have kept it     Sadly in 1976 I wouldn't have been able to see over the wheel  
Alex Glass

Not see you round here in a while Ken
Fjord

He's been in Borstal for twoking PSV's
glasgowken

Alex Glass wrote:
Not see you round here in a while Ken

Cheers Alex  

Fjord wrote:
He's been in Borstal for twoking PSV's

Ah wiz framed  
hillmanimp

streapadair

Great photos!

I saw you had a couple from Cathkin Braes, so I hope you don't mind I add a couple

Taken spring 1971.  Kodak date on the back of them is May 1971


                           


                           


Imp
Subzero

Smashing pics Imp.
I love it up there but the last time I was there - maybe 12 or so years ago with the wee yins we were the only people there and it was a sunny Saturday like in your photos.
hillmanimp

Subzero wrote:
Smashing pics Imp.
I love it up there but the last time I was there - maybe 12 or so years ago with the wee yins we were the only people there and it was a sunny Saturday like in your photos.


Subzero

Glad you liked them!

Though I didn't do it intentionally, the one photo just overlaps the other by a bit, so one could make a panorama out of them.  Should be easy these days with the software that is available.

I used to go up there from time to time.  When the weather was clear you had a great view over the city, usually better in winter because there was less haze.

Imp
Jock58

Hi Imp
here is a panorama of those two shots.



Jock58
hillmanimp

Hi Jock

Many thanks for splicing them together!   It looks great.  Much better than the two individual shots.  One of the cases where the whole is better than the sum of the two parts

Imp
Fjord

Thanks for posting that Cathkin braes view hillmanimp.

In 30 odd years I've never seen the Polmadie refuse incinerator chimneys belching smoke but you've captured one of them in action in the lower right hand side of your photo. Also the cooling tower at Pinkston power station is also just visible on the distant horizon.  
hillmanimp

Fjord wrote:
Thanks for posting that Cathkin braes view hillmanimp.

In 30 odd years I've never seen the Polmadie refuse incinerator chimneys belching smoke but you've captured one of them in action in the lower right hand side of your photo. Also the cooling tower at Pinkston power station is also just visible on the distant horizon.  


Fjord

I hate to disappoint you but that smoke isn't coming from the Polmadie refuse works.  

The high rise blocks of Toryglen are roughly in the middle of the picture.  From the left, there are 3 whitish ones, then 4 greyish ones and then 2 whitish ones.  The Polmadie stacks are between the first and second blocks from the left, of the group of 3.  I had to use a magnifying glass on the original to see them.  No smoke I'm afraid

The smoke in the picture seems to come from round about the Ravenscraig area.

However, I did say that I hate to disappoint you, and you want smoke from the Polmadie stacks.  Well you got smoke from the Polmadie stacks


View from Croftside Ave.  No date on the photo but must have been about 70-71.





The polmadie stacks are 1/3 off the way from the LHS.  The smoke isn't so easy to see on the scan, but is on the photo.

And







Sorry about the dog!  It means the rest of the photo is blurred.  Date on photo Aug 71.


Imp
Fjord

hillmanimp wrote:



I hate to disappoint you but that smoke isn't coming from the Polmadie refuse
The smoke in the picture seems to come from round about the Ravenscraig area.



Cheers for that mate although I've had a closer look at the pic and I reckon it's the chimney at Dalmarnock power station.

Wouldn't Ravenscraig be miles away to the east and out of view in the photo?
hillmanimp

Fjord wrote:
hillmanimp wrote:



I hate to disappoint you but that smoke isn't coming from the Polmadie refuse
The smoke in the picture seems to come from round about the Ravenscraig area.



Cheers for that mate although I've had a closer look at the pic and I reckon it's the chimney at Dalmarnock power station.

Wouldn't Ravenscraig be miles away to the east and out of view in the photo?


Fjord

You are quite right!  Ravenscraig is (was) over near Motherwell.  I got the name wrong.  It should have been Clydebridge steel works just outside of Cambuslang.

I can't find my old Ordnance survey map of Glasgow, but my A-Z of Glasgow (1997) shows a power station in the same general area that the steelworks was.  Checking street view on Google maps shows that the power station is no longer there.

Imp
norrie

Hi hillmanimp ,pretty good quality for photos from the 70s
Keep posting
Bye for now, norrie
hillmanimp

norrie wrote:
Hi hillmanimp ,pretty good quality for photos from the 70s
Keep posting
Bye for now, norrie


Thanks norrie!

The camera I had was a Halina Paulette.  When there was plenty of light the shots came out really well, as can be seen from the ones on Cathin Braes and Polmadie Refuse Facility.  However in lower light levels the shots are not as good.  Some of the other photos I have posted up are like that. Hampden Park and Lennox Castle Hospital.

I will post more over time.  Just need the time to dig them out and scan them.


Imp
norrie

Hi hillmanimp, yes things are so much easier with Digital, I have loads of photos to scan but most of them are holiday snaps etc, not so much about Glasgow
Having said that I might find stuff I had forgotten about

Bye for now, norrie
hillmanimp

norrie wrote:
Hi hillmanimp, yes things are so much easier with Digital, I have loads of photos to scan but most of them are holiday snaps etc, not so much about Glasgow
Having said that I might find stuff I had forgotten about

Bye for now, norrie


Hi norrie

We bought a small digital camera a couple of years back but I still prefer using my SLR.  Must admit that I do appreciate the ability to look at photos immediately and retake if necessary.  With film you can't remember exactly what you did at the time.

Regards

Imp
norrie

Hi Hillmanimp,both my SLRs are in the wardrobe, Digital is better for what I am doing, I couldnt afford all the films and processing
Bye for now, norrie
streapadair


I've been kindly informed by a lady who still lives in the 'Shaws that the little girl on the left is her mother, Catherine O'Hare, who lived at 23 Pleasance Lane, the door to which is in the picture.

[I wanted to put this in as a caption to the photo in the Gallery, but hitting the Edit button tells me the topic is locked.]
Stuball

streapadair wrote:

[I wanted to put this in as a caption to the photo in the Gallery, but hitting the Edit button tells me the topic is locked.]


I'll add it for you :)
norrie

Hi Strepadair, that must be a great feeling to be told about the photo

Bye for now, norrie
streapadair

Hi Norrie,

Yes, it was wonderful to get a name for one of the girls after so many years. This internet malarkey can be amazing.

Did you notice Tony Drummond's granddaughter signed up and posted on the East discussion thread. I think she might have some interesting stories about him, photos too maybe, if she is asked nicely.
norrie

Hi Strepadair, yes I noticed that, she could well have some stories, bet she was pleased to see a photo of her Grandfather.

Bye for now, norrie
Ruchazie Rat

Alex Glass wrote:
cybers wrote:
Wow Flash looks like we have another great source of Ye Olde Glesga...

Coia's on the corner of Millerston St and Dukey was where as kids we got taken on a Saturday for an Icey drink after the FineFare in Hillfoot St...
Alternating between that and the Rendevous Cafe At Sword St and Duke St.

Happy days....


Your family must have been well heeled Cybers. We never got to go in this great cafe. I always remember this Coia's Cafe.


Yes!  The Rendezvous Cafe!  I passed by it all the time at Secondary.  How could I forget?  Ta, for that temporal nudge! That was run by an Italian, if I remember right.  (No, I`m not confusing it with Coia`s.  I definately know that was run by an Italian!  (And isn`t Paul Coia related to them?  Like Daniela Nardini is to the ice cream gem down in Largs.  Maybe someone should do a thread on famous Glasgow ice cream owners and their even-more-famous offspring?!!)).

I recall The Rendezvous as being a little bit quaint, a bit like being on a reconstructed film set of the past -- it had a sort of "preserved in time"-ness about it.  So many little gems of cafes and restuarants all tucked away in side streets.  All gone now.  Thanks to faceless generic corporate high-street shitfests like MacDonalds and KFC.  Rest in peace, all of them.  Let these boards be their Hall Of Remembrance.
Ruchazie Rat

Fjord wrote:
Great stuff Streapy I loved the story of the stolen bus was Glasgow Ken the culprit?  



Ha!  A bus advertising floral disinfectant...  sitting all snug among the foilage!  Isn`t that worth re-posting in the funny photo thread?
Ruchazie Rat

Alex Glass wrote:
This is the one along the road.



Opposite Bellfield Street


The right side of the block, where that white Arnold Clarke van`s parked, are the new flats built to replace the old part of the block.  Some of that corner fell down suddenly, back around June 93/94, and the rest was very quickly taken down for safety reasons.  I think it was a Friday afternoon, maybe early morning, cos it made the Evening Times pretty quick.  In the photo above, you can see the two different building styles, old and new. Coia`s, however, was unaffected.  The incarnation you see above, migrated a few blocks west from its` previous locale opposite Duke St train station, (about 1984, I think). Here`s the original location below.  This was on the opposite side of Duke St this time, the south side.



Not sure why they moved.  The original was a classy little old-style place.  The new one`s clearly for the upmarket clientele:  all the lawyers and real estate agents greasing up Duke Street (no riff-raff, please!).  You`d need a friggin mortgage to go in there nowadays, anyhow.  Meantime, the Legend has been long demolished and that corner sits undeveloped for 30 years.  So, I`m guessing he went west to make his fortune and wasn`t forced out by the big boys.
cybers

It moved because it was subsiding into the railway, the exact same reason the old Scotia Bingo went and the tenements that were on Glenpark Street. Substantial concrete piling was poured on that site over the space of a few years as well as reinforced brickwork to shore up the vent and tunnel to keep the line open. The entire corner is a fault and is long overdue structural engineering on the road especially but as its a main clearing road i suppose the council are living on the ragged edge of hoping no one falls into a giant crevasse.

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