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Absolute belters mate.
fastnet

Fantastic pics.

But can you imagine taking pics of all the weans today ?.
womble

streapadair wrote:

I think the last car is a blown bentley as you can see the supercharger in front of the radiator (probably wrong though )

if you tried taking the photo's of the kids today the least you would get would be screamed at for beong a perv and shouts for ra polis etc...
Hamski

Brilliant photos as usual mate.
AlanM

Love the Coca Cola Roller pics - heaven only knows how you managed to focus and compose those shots
John

Absolutely wonderful set Steap...Childhoods End...  
cybers

Love the shot of the wee man with the olympus in reflection ... the one his mother never liked.
The netting baggies for me summed up park life as a wean though never on the far southside parks usually furthest i remember with a pond was the Richmond and the Alexandra as the local offering.
I dont suppose in that war chest of yours you have such a thing as a witches hat or the Glasgow Green Open Air Gymnasium lurking ?

Anyway i digressed

Glad you came back to share these great pics with us and thank you kindly for taking the time to scan and upload them.
norrie

Hi Strepadair, I found this latest batch of your photos by luck
What can I say that has not been said before, just when I thought you had shown us everything you had ,you come up with his lot, fabulous, great shots of people.
I think you have just given Peter more material
Thank you for sharing your photos.

Bye for now, norrie
sputnik

unbelievable streap,i am actually sitting with my thirds top on looking at these fantastic photos.it really is such a shame that glasgows parks have been taken over by the neds and decent folk cant get there kids out to enjoy whats left of them.
Bankie Boy

womble wrote:
streapadair wrote:

I think the last car is a blown bentley as you can see the supercharger in front of the radiator (probably wrong though )

if you tried taking the photo's of the kids today the least you would get would be screamed at for beong a perv and shouts for ra polis etc...


Yes Womble that is indeed a 4.5Ltr. Bentley Blower. It was built in 1929 by Tim Birkin but was financed by an aristocratic lady called Dorthy Paget (although both were married it was suggested she and Birkin were more than just friends) This particular Bently never raced at Le Mans but was one of 50 built to comply with the homologation rule to allow entry. I was raced successfully in the UK at Brooklands, Aintree and Goodwood. The guy in the photo is a guy called Adam Bergus who was the chairman of Teachers Whiskey when their offices were in St Enoch's Sq. His family had owned it since it was built. Sadly when he died a few years ago it was auctioned and ended up in USA. I helped Adam restore the car in the late 70s about the time this picture was taken. I had the pleasure of driving this beast on many an occasion and was often caught out by the weird pedal configuration (the brake was on the right and the accelerator in the middle. It was double de-clutching all the way. Ah those were the days. Today it would be worth at least 100K, if it made it to Le Mans 250k+
womble

cheers for the info bankie boy.
But godammit I'm just a weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee bit jealous that you got the chance to drive that beasty  
schiehallion

Aye another great set Streapadair.  I love the football grounds.  I reckon though that Hampden one featuring Queen's Park is early 1961 or before as there is no floodlight pylon at the King's Park end
the researcher

womble wrote:
streapadair wrote:

I think the last car is a blown bentley as you can see the supercharger in front of the radiator (probably wrong though )

if you tried taking the photo's of the kids today the least you would get would be screamed at for beong a perv and shouts for ra polis etc...

when i was doing my library assistant qualification i had to do a local history module and researched the history of the kings theatre in dundee in 1962 when it was called the gaumont they showed the film the fast lady and someone from largoward in fife brought his car across to dundee and parked it outside the cinema as a promotion for the film as it was the same as the fast lady bentley stanley baxter drives in the film
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