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Past & Present Pictures Vol.5



Here are a few from my latest batch of then and nows, the rest are over on Flickr;

trongate then and now by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

provans lordship then and now by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Mitchel street then and now by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Doulton fountain then and now by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Dave.
shugshooter

James

Saint James Road at Parliamentary Road c1970s and Townhead 2014




James H
Hawick_1987

Eagle eye James, very nice  
norrie

I remember that building, wish I was into taking photo's at that time
James

The Clutha/Popinjay (unknown) & 2014





James H
cybers

Any ideas if The Clutha is getting fitted out again or is it another corner lost to the glasshaus developer cnuts favoured by the city planners
norrie

Hi James, like the old shot, not seen it from that angle
Hawick_1987

cybers wrote:
Any ideas if The Clutha is getting fitted out again or is it another corner lost to the glasshaus developer cnuts favoured by the city planners


I'm sure there were plenty of offer from local tradesmen to patch up the place at the time. Not seen anything for a while now about development.
Geelo G

Re: Clutha.

I work for a firm that operates in Construction and we had it out to price about 6 weeks after the tragedy. Sometimes you find that these enquiries are generated for insurance purposes though.

I had never been in the Clutha so I have no idea what it looked like inside, but the fit-out was very basic.
fastnet


Dougrie Place past and present. by john.mcknight, on Flickr
Hawick_1987

Nice comparison John  
Fjord

River Clyde Queens Dock Yorkhill

Queens Dock c.1968


Dec 2014
Hawick_1987

It's almost as good as porn Fjord (almost). Even the pole/chimney line-up, superb work!
norrie

Great photo from the past, I remember the docks being filled in, pity I wasn't taking photos then
johnka1

norrie wrote:
Great photo from the past, I remember the docks being filled in, pity I wasn't taking photos then


When I went to Uni in 1960s I passed the docks being infilled. Most of the rubble used was causey setts from the roads which were then all being tarmaced.
A small frigate built for an African state but unpaid for was 'parked' there for several years.
DavidMcD316

Wasn't the St Enoch's Station and Hotel used to help fill this is as well?
Marblez

DavidMcD316 wrote:
Wasn't the St Enoch's Station and Hotel used to help fill this is as well?


I believe some of the infill came from there. I'm sure I read it in one of my many books on the city The majority was from the tenements being demolished at the time in places like Townhead and Cowcaddens
James

Leckethill Street c.1960s and 2015




James H
norrie

I remember that street and the steps but when  was in the area taking photo I had to ask the name of whats left of Leckethill st
Stuball

1st floor windows are the same... perhaps been painted at one point
James

Stuball wrote:
1st floor windows are the same... perhaps been painted at one point

I think you're right. That means it'll be the old original wooden framed windows,
perhaps it's still the same flat owners, who haven't upgraded them?


Another point of interest - all the windows have their blinds down now.

Thatchers Britain.



James H
Marblez

Original photo c/o Mustang/Flash

River Clyde
Marblez

Candleriggs 1960's
Candleriggs 1960s

Nov 2013

Candleriggs by D1gitAl Imagez
norrie

Good to see you posting again
Geelo G



Geelo G



Hawick_1987

That last one is a belter, good job.  
cybers

Came across these two stoatirs on flickr


Bishopbriggs Cross by walkerworkz, on Flickr


Bishopbriggs -  Cross 2013 by walkerworkz, on Flickr

Couple of other cracking photos on the link
Hawick_1987

Guid find!  
norrie

Well found, I remember that area, been there often when I was younger, there was a cinema , Kenmure, on the same side, at the end of the building
Vinny the Mackem

Not been up Bishopbriggs way for years.  Nasty looking fire in the RBS building in that second photo.

Is Quin's still there?
cybers

Still there and still seems to be a busy wee shop judging by the numbers stauning ootside smoking.
Marblez

Briggait

Jan 1977 ŠStreapadair


Sept 2011

Briggait mono by Alistair Morrow
norrie

Now I know what stood in the empty site
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Now I know what stood in the empty site


Yeah ... an old building
applemaca

Marblez wrote:
DavidMcD316 wrote:
Wasn't the St Enoch's Station and Hotel used to help fill this is as well?


I believe some of the infill came from there. I'm sure I read it in one of my many books on the city The majority was from the tenements being demolished at the time in places like Townhead and Cowcaddens


There must surely be some interesting finds to be had below the tarmac.
James

Darnick Street at Forge Street, unknown date & 2015




James H
James

Springburn Road @ Charles Street 1950s & September 2015




Springburn Road 27 April 1958 & September 2015




James H
norrie

Hi James,now I know what it was like around the Glen Bar, the other shots I have seen while living in the North side of Glasgow, been in The Kinema for a few matinees
Vinny the Mackem

Bridge Street 1976 & 2015


norrie

Lots of changes over the years, right enough
Vinny the Mackem

Anyone got any idea what the ornate looking building in the background was?  I'm presuming it's on Portugal Street or Gorbals Street.
Alycidon

Vinny the Mackem wrote:
Anyone got any idea what the ornate looking building in the background was?  I'm presuming it's on Portugal Street or Gorbals Street.


Looking at the maps there was a school in Warwick Street, could be that.

Jim
norrie

In South Portland stood a synagogue and an institute, behind that street in Nicholson st,was a school , I will check my files


This is the institute, the synagogue is on the left of it, in South Portland st
Vinny the Mackem

Spot on, Norrie. Thanks for that.
norrie

Hi Vinny no bother, I am just lucky enough to have had access to these old shots of Gorbals
Hawick_1987

Argyle Street

1977 - Ole Holbech



2015 - quick snap on the iphone

sputnik

so where are all those shoppers now.....................online?
cybers

sputnik wrote:
so where are all those shoppers now.....................online?


Skint and canny be arsed with the town where it costs more to park than Express P&P besides Out of Town Shopping centres offer free parking.
sputnik

good point about the parking.not just the city centre too,my mate left his car overnight last Monday outside the woodside inn and copped a one hundred and eighhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhty pound fine for a tow away.funnily enough he had been at the darts.
norrie

Hi Sputnick I feel the pain
I never taken my car anywhere near the town, I park at the Peoples Palace or thereabouts and walk into town or take public transport
Marblez

norrie wrote:
Hi Sputnick I feel the pain
I never taken my car anywhere near the town, I park at the Peoples Palace or thereabouts and walk into town or take public transport


Aye .... and one of these days we'll find a wee sign that says "Norrie Wisnae Here"
cybers

Marblez wrote:
norrie wrote:
Hi Sputnick I feel the pain
I never taken my car anywhere near the town, I park at the Peoples Palace or thereabouts and walk into town or take public transport


Aye .... and one of these days we'll find a wee sign that says "Norrie Wisnae Here"


Probably put there by the wee man hissel  
norrie

No, no sign, I have been ticked of by UG admin, I take a telling
If you want to know where I have been, look at my posts
James

Red Road, unknown and 2009




James H
Marblez

Sighthill and Pinkston Power Station Cooling Tower from the Springburn Rooftops - May 1972 and March 2015




View From Red Road by Alistair Morrow
Marblez

Carlton Place - May 1973 / Sept 2011




Carlton Place by Alistair Morrow
Marblez

Glasgow Cross - 1962 / May 2015




Glasgow Cross by Alistair Morrow
Marblez

Bath St - 1970s / Aug 2015




Bath Street by Alistair Morrow
Marblez

Govan Cross 1970 / Aug 2013




Govan Cross Glasgow by Alistair Morrow
Marblez

Meadowside Quay / Glasgow Harbour - 1970's / July 2006 /Aug 2013




Glasgow Harbour 2006 by Alistair Morrow


Glasgow Harbour 2013 by Alistair Morrow
James







James H
cybers

Offft I guess

STEPHEN BANNON IN A THIEVING cnut then
Stuball

Who is Stephen Bannon? Apart from a thieving cnut
Gina

Surely you mean a thieving c.u.n.t?  
Gina

Stuball wrote:
Who is Stephen Bannon? Apart from a thieving cnut


This should explain

You should recognise a lot of the photographs!
Stuball

FFS, nae shame. Even with the big virtual Mitchell watermark, his credits only himself at the end
Charlie Endell

Gina wrote:
Stuball wrote:
Who is Stephen Bannon? Apart from a thieving cnut


This should explain

You should recognise a lot of the photographs!

Er, there are a couple of those I hadn't seen before. The station (the internal shot) - is that Central or St Enoch   ?
Hawick_1987

James wrote:






James H


Just cannae win wi these folk!
streapadair

Gina wrote:


You should recognise a lot of the photographs!


Yes, including 4 of mine.

Mind you, that's mild compared with a YT user called Wee Sue who put up a video mostly consisting of 26 screenshots from my site, including the captions. I told her to take it down pdq or I'd get it taken down.
James

Gina wrote:
Stuball wrote:
Who is Stephen Bannon? Apart from a thieving cnut


This should explain

You should recognise a lot of the photographs!


Stuball wrote:
FFS, nae shame. Even with the big virtual Mitchell watermark, his credits only himself at the end


I hadn't even seen "his" videos, I just knew him as a shameless stinking Couponbook thieving bastard...



James H
Vinny the Mackem

I'll bet that wasn't him singing the song either, the chancer!  
norrie

A before and after, Colebrook st and Colebrooke Place,Kelvinbridge 2009 and 2015, pity I missed the building on the corner of Grt Western rd and Colebrooke st


Colebrooke st  Gt Western rd, June 2009



Colebrooke st, August 2015




Colebrooke pl, Colebrooke st,June 2009


Colebrooke st,   June 2009


Colebrook st, Colebrooke pl, August 2105




Colebrooke pl, June 2009


Colebrooke pl, August 2105
cybers

right if someone could explain this to me it's probably something fairly obvious but I have to admit i am scoobied ?    
norrie

Well, a tenement was demolished to build this new part of Glasgow High School, I am trying to show what was there before
James

Right, I've rearranged Norries pics a bit and I think it's a bit clearer now.



James H
cybers

Like I said it was probably something fairly obvious  
norrie

Yes, I rushed this one, sorry
Fjord

Colebrook Kelvinbridge Glasgow

Nice capture Norrie of the demise of a fine Glasgow Tenement. Sadly it had to come down as it was built on top of a filled in quarry and the ground was always in a state of flux

Coincidentally I was the very last person to leave the building prior to the demolition men moving in.

Once a family home for over 80 years, if the walls could speak.

So many family/friends had passed through here you could write a book about it.  And the Parties... Ohh the parties!
The last one was legendary. I doubt Gran would have approved though ;-)

Photo's were taken the day after the night before and with it another bit of old Glasgow consigned to the social history of the city.

 





Closing the door for the last time
cybers

"A family Home for over 80 years"

It kind of sums up the impact the removal of these older building actually has. It makes me wonder if any family stay put in the same house these days for any great length of time ? Looking at that first photo it looks as they they have braced the first three floors lintels was this a result of the quarry or the party ?
norrie

Hi Fjord, thanks for telling us why this tenement was demolished and for  posting your  shots of the last days
BTJustice

Over the past two weeks I have been out gathering source for a BIG new project to come soon and it gave me the chance to get two locations that were missing from my Comfort and Joy set.

The "Mc Cools" cafe then and now by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Mr Bunny's chip shop then and now by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Dave
norrie

Hi BT Justice I have been kicking myself for year for missing taking a shot of that cafe at Argyle st and Sauchiehall st
What they knocked down was better looking that its replacement, I often wondered why it was demilished
BTJustice

I added another Comfort and Joy then and now to the set today;

Chinese supermarket then and now. by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

I was out working on another project which is now up to 52 then and now shots and will be up on flickr soon.

Dave.
BTJustice

Latest film location project is now up on Flickr.

This time I managed to track down and shoot 53 film locations from the 1979 movie That sinking feeling.

The full set is here https://flic.kr/s/aHskvYbc2M and here are a few taster shots;

That sinking feeling then and now 1 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

That sinking feeling then and now 9 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

That sinking feeling then and now 18 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

That sinking feeling then and now 20 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

That sinking feeling then and now 34 by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Dave
discominer

Fantastic!
Vinny the Mackem

Tremendous, Dave. I used to live just beside Hopehill Road (you can see my former residence in at least one of the up dated photos) so those ones in particular were of interest. That and the old factory, of course.
BTJustice

Thanks guys.

Vinny, the Hopehill road shots were a bit difficult due to the lack of things to use as reference points and I really think the car was where the car showroom is now but its hopefully close enough to work.
Fjord

Good work BT just watched it on YT. The famous tree growing out the chimney just off Maryhill Road even made a cameo.
cybers

I have been following this on flickr and some of the line ups from old to new are nothing short of astonishing. The fact you manage to track down even some of the more obscure scenes from that film amazes me. Great stuff again Dave.
BTJustice

Thanks chaps and I have now started tracking down locations on my next project.
Fjord

Hyndland Depot

Hyndland Depot c.1982





Station Park Hyndland 2016


Targer

Not bad looking buildings?
norrie

I didnt  know there was a loco yard for Hyndland, was this used for steam in the past, glad you found the shots
Alycidon

This picture on Flickr https://www.flickr.com/photos/cle...01952277/in/photostream/lightbox/ gives an earlier view showing the position of the old terminus platform that closed in 1960 when the present Hyndland Station opened.  The electric depot was built on the site of Hyndland goods yard, there was a turntable and some coal and water facilities but no shed as such.
norrie

Ok Alycidon, thanks for the information
BTJustice

Some of Norfolk court before and after the button got pressed.

Norfolk court then and now by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Norfolk court then and now by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Norfolk court then and now by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Norfolk court then and now by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

Dave
BTJustice

Just completed a then and now video using locations from the film That Sinking feeling.

Incase you dont know the film it was Bill Forsyth's first feature film. He shot it in Glasgow in 1979 after he was refused funding to make Gregory's girl.


Link
BTJustice

Swing bridge then and now by Dave Campbell, on Flickr

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