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James

Past & Present Pictures Vol.4

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James

Townhead Spire c.1980s with the jaunty-angled 240 Roystonhill in the background.


Townhead Spire 2013


Townhead Spire c.1990s


Townhead Spire 2013


Royston c.1982 with the jaunty-angled 240 Roystonhill in view.


Royston 2013



James H
cybers

I mind playing football on that pitch probably around 1982 and the game descended into a pitched battle  
It was never going to end well a Dennistoun team versus the Shamrock  

Thing was it was mostly the bloody parents boxing and throwing bottles like it was an old firm derby. Might even have been the Sherpa in the picture that turned up too.

That free Argentina wall is still there in situ too.
James

Rhymer Street c1990s


Rhymer Street 2013


Cloverbank Street c.1990s


Cloverbank Street 2013


Royston Road March 1961


Royston Road July 2013




James H
James

cybers wrote:
I mind playing football on that pitch probably around 1982 and the game descended into a pitched battle  
It was never going to end well a Dennistoun team versus the Shamrock  

Thing was it was mostly the bloody parents boxing and throwing bottles like it was an old firm derby. Might even have been the Sherpa in the picture that turned up too.

That free Argentina wall is still there in situ too.

The nearside goal was the scene of the most spectacular goal I ever scored.
We played cross 'n in (throw crosses into the box and they had to be headered
or volleyed in without bouncing first, for the uninitiated) and I was at the D at the
edge of the box. The cross came in but was slightly behind me, so I turned and
launched into an overhead bicycle kick. As I landed on the red ash I immediately
regretted it, but glanced around to see the ball fly into the top corner via the
underside of the bar.

This moment of footballing genius, befitting Pele himself, was witnessed by all
of 4 people - the other 4 people that were playing the game. I never did try it again.


No surprise to hear of pitched battles. It is Royston after all...


James H
cybers

Used to deliver butcher meat parcels to that celtic club across the road on a friday night and used to always remember that game when looking back across at the pitch. all the kids just kinda spoke away while the aulds got on with it...I think it might even have been a schools league game.
norrie

Good shots, nice to see the the old ones
cybers

james73 wrote:






Why has this not turned up in the Sculptures and statue threads ... Mon you finger oot and that  
discominer

james73 wrote:


No surprise to hear of pitched battles. It is Royston after all...




James H


Remember getting shot at from the Charles St flats during a Saturday morning game at Glenconner.
cybers

     Sounds about right
Power

I lived on the Royston Road from 1969, until 1979.  Played many a football match on that red ash, and also at the Coup.

Would come home mauchit, still hear my Maw shouting "You have just had a bath".

Happy days.
weechookieburdie

Silent Slipways

Barclay Curle, 1898




...and July 2013

DavidMcD316

Great photos of 240 there James!

love the past/presents threads.
Hawick_1987

Excellent work again James  
kev

Balgary hill was famous for having lots of Charles Rennie Machintosh designed villas which can be seen here.
For some reason they were all demolished apart from one which can still be seen just down from the bottom of the fence to Springburn park




norrie

Hi Kev, I remember some of those old houses, coming from Huntershill st, they seemed pretty swanky to me, I had never heard of Rennie Mckintosh at that time,perhaps the powers that be didn't know either.
Of course they had to demolsh them, they needed the land to build the house that were needed at that time, now they realise what they have done
Catnip

Nicely done.  
Doog Doog

Indeed
James

Royston Road junction with Castle St and Springburn Road 1960s




Royston Road junction with Castle St and Baird St 2013




James H
norrie

Hi James73, I like it
weechookieburdie

Napier's Slip, 1876



and 2013
weechookieburdie

Entrance to Rothesay Dock, Clydebank

1930's? (Both Singer Clock Tower and the Riverside Railway Line still present)

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2011
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weechookieburdie

Brown's Yard: Fitting Out Basin

1966/7

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2013

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BTJustice


Rudolf Hess crash site then and now by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr
Marblez

Cumberland St HRF 21/2/06


Cumberland St HRF 28/2/06


Unfortunately for me I MISSED THE DEMOLITION      
norrie

Hi Ally_M, I was there but my wee digital was too slow, got the first puff of the explosion and then only the dust
Marblez

Norrie - still more than I got the day after ....  
Alex Glass

Ally do you know what housing association owned these flats?

It may be possible to get any video/photos of the demolition from them.

I know Sanctuary recently entered into a partnership out that way. If it was theirs I know someone at Sanctuary who may be able to help get copies.
norrie

Hi Alex I think the flats that were demolished in Cumberland st were Scottish special housing at one time, now its New Gorbals who manage them, they are based in Crown st
Alex Glass

   

Picking up the wrong end here.

There are that many that have been demolished it is hard to keep track.

I am not sure but there may be a video here of these flats being demolished.

Also think these are the flats that Kirsty is talking about on another thread here relating to Broomhill.
Marblez

Alex all I meant was that I wanted to come in to photograph the flats coming down, but since I didn't know the date I missed the actual blowdown. I have seen pictures of the event since

The flats that Kirsty is referring to are the Sandiefield flats which came down the other week
Marblez

Not quite a past-present more an example of how to take a near identical photo from the same spot 20 years apart .... no point in trying to do a present as there has still been nothing built on the site. The tenements were being demolished when my photo was taken

Rutherglen Road at Queensferry Street - June 1976 (photo from Flash1974)



same location March 1997

Marblez

Caledonian Road
Sep 1996
Gorbals96_am01
Dec 2009
Gorbals09_am04
and since the trees are blocking the direct comparison - slightly south
Gorbals09_am01
Marblez

Laurieston Road
Sep 1996
Gorbals96_am02
Dec 2009
Gorbals09_am02
Marblez

Cumberland St
Sep 1996
Gorbals96_am03
Dec 2009
Gorbals09_am05
Marblez

Pollokshaws Road @ Cumberland St
Sep 1996
Gorbals96_am04
Dec 2009
Gorbals09_am03
norrie

Hi Ally_M, I hope you were not up on that railway line
Good shots
Marblez

N o r r i e .... shhh    
Marblez

kev wrote:
in the Pics of Glasgow, early 1980's thread

Big changes since this was taken



Just a few ....  (Aug 2013) the most notable being in 1992 when 240 Roystonhill was blown down and the Carrick moved to Irvine (to rot)    

Marblez

Alex Glass wrote:
Anyone with a telephoto lens going up the flats in Gorbals to take a present photo to go with Kev's

Cracker Kev


Alex - will this do ??  
Doog Doog

Good stuff,Ally.
Marblez

Cheers D.D.  
Ruchazie Rat

kev wrote:
in the Pics of Glasgow, early 1980's thread

Big changes since this was taken



What a terriffic shot!  One of my mates from secondary school lived right up above where that white/orange/green Corporation Bus is parked at the lights.  In the middle of the picture.  At the bottom of Stockwell St.  Just across from the Carrick.  Which was used as a social club for retired seamen.  (i.e. a knocking shop).  So, in a roundabout way, it was still servicing semen long past its` heyday...

   
Noddy59

View from Clynder Street, Govan, looking west up Columba Street 1935 and 2010. Only the Church building is recognisable.

Marblez

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Marblez

Yorkhill Quay
Feb 2007

Yorkhill Quay 2007 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Aug 2013

Yorkhill Quay 2013 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Ally_M, can you zoom into those 3 tower cranes to the left of the pier
Might be new housing at the old Flour mill at Partick Bridge
Marblez

Norrie there looks as thought there could be housing in the bottom pic, which was taken the other day. The top pic is from 2007
norrie

Hi Ally_M, might be the flats I am thinking of
Marblez

I am sure the flats were started around the same time as Tesco decided to wipe the Partick Central building off the map for ever .... even though they still didn't have planning permission for the site
norrie

Hi ally_M, I never seen that station while I was taking photos in Partick but perhaps it was long gone before I reached Partick
Marblez

Norrie, the Partick Central station building stood on the left hand side of Benalder St coming from Old Dumbarton Road into Partick. The site of where it stood is clearly visible from the new metal railings they had to put in place once it was demolished. It sat on "stilts" above the track.

Photos are available here
norrie

Hi Ally_M, ok got it now, I have been in that area but it was only in the past 3? years
Thanks for the info
Marblez

It was demolished on the 28th Jan 2007. Another of my "should have photographed it when I had the chance" buildings    
norrie

Hindsight, great gift
Marblez

Glasgow Harbour
2006

Glasgow Harbour 2006 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

2007

Glasgow Harbour 2007 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

2013

Glasgow Harbour 2013 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

mustang wrote:


Dalmarnock Station

1967



Aug 2013

Dalmarnock Station by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Ally_M, I see you found the old photo

Good shot
Marblez

aye went through a l l the photos in part 1 ... only to find it was the third pic in part 2 ....
Marblez

Balvicar Dr, Camphill Queen’s Park Church, now QP Baptist  (W.Leiper, 1883)
by streapadair



Aug 2013


Queens Park Baptist Camphill by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Vinny the Mackem

More of a "now you see it"









Just noticed that I can now see Trinity Tower from my office!  
norrie

Hi Vinnie the Mackem, another change to Glasgows skyline
Stuball

Ally_M wrote:
Caledonian Road
Sep 1996


Ahh, That would be the pub we tried to identify?
Stuball

Noddy59 wrote:
View from Clynder Street, Govan, looking west up Columba Street 1935 and 2010. Only the Church building is recognisable.



The lum and building to the right was the original Govan baths
norrie

Hi Stuball would that pub be The Blarney Stone
Marblez

Nah Norrie it was the pink one at the corner of Crown st what was that called again ?
Bigeye

Ally_M wrote:
Nah Norrie it was the pink one at the corner of Crown st what was that called again ?


Derry Treanors ???
Bigeye

Stuball wrote:
Noddy59 wrote:
View from Clynder Street, Govan, looking west up Columba Street 1935 and 2010. Only the Church building is recognisable.



The lum and building to the right was the original Govan baths


My old man used to take me to Clynder Street baths for 'training' on a Saturday afternoon, if Thirds were playing away.
Real old Victorian baths if my memory serves.
And btw not my idea of spending a fun Saturday afternoon  
sputnik

bigeye, my dad was a thirds man and my son and i wore retro thirds tops at his funeral last week.his ashes will be scattered over the hallowed turf of cathkin park.still seeing red.
Bigeye

sputnik wrote:
bigeye, my dad was a thirds man and my son and i wore retro thirds tops at his funeral last week.his ashes will be scattered over the hallowed turf of cathkin park.still seeing red.


Sputnik, condolences for your sad loss.

I watched the Hi Hi for their final four years '63-'67 and they were the happiest days of my life.
I still head over to Cathkin now and again to relive the old days.
Marblez

Right something a wee bit different I have taken Norrie's pics from 1994 and mine from last month and I am going to make them into Past/Presents - They may not be 100% accurate but it was not my intention to do them in that format in the first place ! Here is the first one as always click on the photo for the bigger version on flickr. All photos are taken from Norfolk Court in the Gorbals.

The upper two show the area to the west comprising Kingston and Tradeston out towards Govan and beyond. The most notable changes being the addition of the Squiggly and Squnity bridges, the Millenium bridge has also been built within this time span but is not really visible in the photos. The old Daily Record building is in the older view and the tower at the Science centre along with the Hydro are visible additions in the recent photo. The lower photos show the remaining tenement buildings in the Laurieston part of old Gorbals then beyond the river to the Broomielaw area which has now become the International Financial Services District (IFSD). The spire of Glasgow University and the Trinity Towers are visible on the skyline.


Glasgow Past & Present 1994 - 2013 -1 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Very nice job there 'Urbexer Formerly Known As Ally_M'  
Marblez

More to come young Sonic - just need to stick all the pieces of the jigsaws together
Marblez

Second photo - this time looking north over the city centre. Larger version is on flickr


Glasgow Past & Present 1994 - 2013 -2.jpg by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

One of the Gorbals - larger version on flickr

This one was slightly trickier as the original was taken from the block nearest the cross which was demolished last year


Glasgow Past & Present 1994 - 2013 -3 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Marblez, when I see the photos, it reminds me of whats happened in that area since I took that photo
Working as Concierge sure helped me in many ways
Marblez

Big changes in the Gorbals Norrie and that was just before all the work started on building the new houses and demolishing the tower blocks. QES being the exception having being demolished in 1993

Next one, again the originals were taken from the other block so I have matched as best I can


Glasgow Past & Present 1994 - 2013 -4 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Marblez, those B&Ws were taken with my first DSLR, an Olympus OM10
I still have it
Talking of the Lizzie I have posted demolition shots on UG, I never thought that the following year I would be working in Gorbals
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Talking of the Lizzie I have posted demolition shots on UG, I never thought that the following year I would be working in Gorbals

Neither did I  
Marblez

Views across the Northwest city centre


Glasgow Past & Present 1994 - 2013 -5 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Some of the East End (larger version on flickr)


Glasgow Past & Present 1994 - 2013 -6 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Keep up the good work mate  
Marblez

I'll bet Norrie never thought this would happen to his pics twenty years into an unknown future !
norrie

Hi Marblez, the bottom left one, I knew that the railway view was now overgrown whe we viewed it from Norfolk Court the other week
I was pleased with that shot and so was my Housing Officer at Norfolk Court, I had a few of my photos on display in the foyers as well as the older ones from Gorbals

Some changes in them right enough, yes I never did think that the photos woud be of much use at the time but did ,think that in the future they would be
Nice to see I am still around
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Nice to see I am still around

You would be missed if you weren't Norrie

Some more looking westwards ... (larger version on flickr as always)


Glasgow Past & Present 1994 - 2013 -7 by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
norrie

Hi Marblez, I am sure I was on the roof of Blocks 17 and 5 when I took the last two shots, now that I think about it, I was on the roof for all those B&Ws
James

Parliamentary Road c. 1970s



Killermont Street 2013



Parliamentary Road c. 1970s



Killermont Street 2013





James H
cybers

 well matched up
Hawick_1987

Nice work James  
Marblez

On Sunday the 6th of October 1996 I took the first of many wanders round Glasgow armed with my camera. I decided that since the 6th October 2013 was also a Sunday it would be a good day to go round and update the photos I took 17 years ago. The only possible problem was that the Great Scottish Run was being held this day, but as it turns out apart from some busier than normal traffic levels round the city centre I managed to achieve what I set out to do ... here are the results

Glasgow Cathedral pano

Glasgow Cathedral pano by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Glasgow Royal Infirmary pano

Glasgow Royal Infirmary pano by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Wellpark Brewery

Wellpark Brewery by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Glasgow Cathedral

Glasgow Cathedral by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Provand's Lordship

Provands Lordship by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Buchanan St

Buchanan St by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Buchanan Galleries

Buchanan Galleries by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Glasgow School of Art

Glasgow School of Art by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Charing Cross pano

Charing Cross pano by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Charing Cross fountain

Charing X Fountain by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Mitchell Library

Mitchell Library by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Tay House

Tay House by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Bridge to Nowhere

Bridge to Nowhere by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Glasgow Hilton as close as I could get because the footbridge is shut

Glasgow Hilton by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Anderston Cross again from ground level due to the footbridge being closed

Anderston Cross by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Kentigern House

Kentigern House by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Argyle St

Argyle St I by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

James Watt St

James Watt St by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

West Campbell St

West Campbell St by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Wellington St

Wellington St by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Oswald St

Oswald St by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

Tower Records Argyle St

Tower Records by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr

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