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Fjord

People and Places Discussion Thread

All your comment's in here folks.
samscafeamericain

Re: People and Places Discussion Thread

On Page 2 you ask 'do you recognise this place'.

it looks like , Dumbarton Road, Partick, roughly opposite Comet
AlanM

Re: People and Places Discussion Thread

samscafeamericain wrote:
On Page 2 you ask 'do you recognise this place'.

it looks like , Dumbarton Road, Partick, roughly opposite Comet



Definately not there, the grey building in the pic is the Royal Bank of Scotland, the Partick branch is much darker, and the block you are thinking of was home to Lawrence of Partick.

I'm thinking southside, possibly Victoria Rd
cybers

I actually thought this was Alexandra Parade between Craigielea St and Meadowpark St
It's a teaser indeed
Fjord

Good replies folks and it's a mystery needing solving. I was going along the lines of AlanM's suggestion of the Southside perhaps Alison Street looking west but I'm not convinced that's right.
There's a row of tenements in the distance at what could be a junction if that helps.

One things for sure it's NOT Cathcart Road... or is it?    

There's not many clues to the name of the shop sign as it's too obscured even at hi res

AlanM

Yeah, having a look at the shadows definately looking west.

So that rules out Vicky Rd.

Could be Maryhill Rd

The numbers are getting into the 900's there as well (look at the driving school) so that'll rule out a lot of streets
AlanM

Does anyone have a 1970's telephone book?
There won't be many RBS branches with a street number over 900.
LowLight

The wee sign just in front of the '9' looks like a Rothmans logo.

samscafeamericain

you're right its not partick.   What is that roughly south west of the letter 'L' is it a plinth with statue?
AlanM

You're not going to believe this.

I went to the Mitchell today and had a look at the yellow pages for both North and South of the city and came up with 2 possible locations.

Maryhill Rd at Eastpark

and

Cathcart Rd.
Fjord

samscafeamericain wrote:
  What is that roughly south west of the letter 'L' is it a plinth with statue?


I've up-sized it but can't make out what it is





AlanM wrote:
You're not going to believe this.

I went to the Mitchell today and had a look at the yellow pages for both North and South of the city and came up with 2 possible locations.

Maryhill Rd at Eastpark

and

Cathcart Rd.


It cannae be.... surely?    

Good work Alan that certainly narrows it down a bit so which road is it? a visit to both locations required I think
Stuball

I might be able to swing by Cathcart Road.... what number range am I looking for?
Fjord

900 by the looks of it
LowLight

There's a driving school at 991 Cathcart Road http://www.thomsonlocal.com/DRM-D...1091030000068014/companyinfo.html

No idea how long it's been there.
Smartalex

Cathcart Road!!!!!

Is it 2006 again LOL

>Click Me<

I still love my "help where is it" thread it makes great reading.  
AlanM

There was a Mount Florida branch of RBS and a driving school within a few numbers of each other in Cathcart Rd in 1970.

Couldn't find a driving school close to the Eastpark branch in Maryhill Rd. The block in Maryhill Rd has also been demolished and replaced with modern flats.
schiehallion

LowLight wrote:
There's a driving school at 991 Cathcart Road http://www.thomsonlocal.com/DRM-D...1091030000068014/companyinfo.html

No idea how long it's been there.


DRM have only been there since around 2000 or 2001.  They relocated from Clarkston Road across from the Ashoka South Side.
flim

Hi All  Here is my tuppence worth looking at the photo, i believe it must be summer month as the fruit and vegetable shop has his sun blinds pulled out,the RBS seems to me to be in a small recess and either been put in between buildings as it is completely different in colour,and the tenements way down West seem to be the back-courts rather than the front,with a Land Rover and other vehicles parked on spare ground where houses have been demolished Probably I have got everything wrong just my opinion  Cheers Flim
HollowHorn



The building at the top of Buchanan St. was the N.A.A.F.I. building, photographed in 1953. It was converted into the Chevalier Casino in 1964.


Looking down on Buchanan Street from the roof of the NAAFI building, 1953.
falseface

im sure it had summit to do with Stakis as weel. There was also a pub called Something parrot. very nice lager if I remember right
Fjord

falseface wrote:
There was also a pub called Something parrot. very nice lager if I remember right


I think it was called the Red Parrot and had some mad parrot shaped neon sign outside.

The NAFFI c.1962 note Buchanan St bus station behind the building  

Alex Glass

Was the Blue Lagoon next to the Red Parrot?

Great photos HH and Fjord

I remember as a kid walking past that building once or twice
HollowHorn

Alex Glass wrote:
the Blue Lagoon

Was that a 'chip shop'?
falseface

HollowHorn wrote:
Alex Glass wrote:
the Blue Lagoon

Was that a 'chip shop'?


aye a $hit shop
Lone Groover

Forgive me if this is already answered..... how do we submit photos to the Urban Glasgow collection ?
Fjord

Lone Groover wrote:
Forgive me if this is already answered..... how do we submit photos to the Urban Glasgow collection ?


LG If you'd like to have any photo's included you could email them to Admin where they will be hosted on the same photo hosting site as the UGC.  All submissions would be watermarked to the contributor just as long as they hold the original copyright for the images etc.

Alternatively burn them on to a disc and pop along to a drinks night and hand them over to one of the usual suspects in return for a few beers although there's no guarantee they'll ever be seen again
gallowgategal

Alex Glass wrote:
Was the Blue Lagoon next to the Red Parrot?

Great photos HH and Fjord

I remember as a kid walking past that building once or twice


I think there was a pub called the Saddle there as well  
wee minx

Quote:


Here it is today
James

A distinct lack of wee wifeys and guys in bunnets.  



James H
Alex Glass

Great shot Wee Minx  

Good to see this photo again
Alex Glass





sputnik

ahh,what was once the royal scottish automobile club facing blythswood square.
Alex Glass

I know most people will have looked through the photos that are included in the Urban Glasgow Collection. It maybe that some people just want to look at them and see how Glasgow looked at the time these photos were taken.

I think that some of the images could provide us with good subjects for associated threads/projects.

The thing that strikes me about this section - People and Place - is the way in which things have changed over the years from cloths to facilities as featured here.

This photo shows some fashions



from an earlier period and there are lots of examples of other fashions both here in the Urban Glasgow Collection and in some of the photos posted by members on the wider forum.

Would anyone be interested in a project to look at fashions?

The next photo is of the public toilet in St Vincent Place



There are many examples again of facilities such as these which have either been removed or replaced throughout the years.

Would any one be interested in a project that shows how these facilities have changed?

Not as a past/present but trying to see what has changed over the years and maybe even answering the question "Why?".
cybers

Sounds like a good idea for a project Alex.
St Vincent Pl was that not removed so they could widen the road. Though i do admit I like the semi circular design of the original steps... I almost worded it bent steps  
Alex Glass

Thanks Cybers
Jock58

Mr G
We are always interested in your wee projects  

Jock58
Alex Glass

Thanks Jock

I was just thinking that a project on fashion my help people who are tracing their family history in about 30 - 40 years time to date pictures from the 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's and 80's.

There were some classic clothes during this period.

The other project is a sort of past/present but without the need to take make an exact location being required.

I was passing the building of the former Allan Glen's School and got to thinking that the building has changed but so has the surrounding area and it would be difficult to take a past present but there are other shots that would show how the building has changed.

Hopefully others will join in and make use of the Urban Glasgow Collection.
trolleybus

Fjord wrote:
falseface wrote:
There was also a pub called Something parrot. very nice lager if I remember right


I think it was called the Red Parrot and had some mad parrot shaped neon sign outside.

The NAFFI c.1962 note Buchanan St bus station behind the building



That building was still there in 1985.

I know coz i worked across the road from it.
lum1872

possil i think.

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