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The Andrew Charles Paul Collection Discussion Thread

All comments about this section in here folks.  
cybers

Amazing...
What a great set of photo's and glad we got the chance to see them first.
How things have changed in such a short period of time. I have tried to fill in some of the blanks/Misc below if you feel the need to ammend the original post details then delete this as appropriate.
Thanks again to the family for giving us such an opportunity to view these from the first Urban Explorer.


Garthland Or Ingleby Drive I forget which.


This is the OLD Whitehill School Pitch


From the top of Hanson St across the Alexandra Parade
HollowHorn

cybers wrote:

This is the OLD Whitehill School Pitch


Cybers, is this the same place? If so it was the site of Bufallo Bill's Wild West Show at East End Exhibition Buildings during the winter of 1891 /92

Notice Oakley Terrace, named for the famous Annie?
Here she is in action in 1894:
http://www.mefeedia.com/entry/annie-oakley-november-1-1894/8181564
James

HH - I'm pretty sure that's where the pitch is/was. From street level the floodlights
gave it away.



James H
cybers

HH that is exactly the same place ...
I never actually knew about the Wild West show in the east end and is now something I wish to peruse some more.

As an ex kid i played here on many an occasion and that included running the full length of the back wall of the villas on Craigpark (Much to the despair of the residents).

My friend has just aquired one of the dwellings that was built on top of this pitch and i was amazed at how much it had changed not just the houses but there seemed to be an elevation change too. Was there an Excavation ?
HollowHorn

A good read on the subject:
http://www.tnais.com/bbis/home.html

Pee ess.........did you never wonder why there is a statue of ol' Bill there?  
James

Pic of the statue of Buffalo Bill here.


James H
cybers

HollowHorn wrote:
A good read on the subject:
http://www.tnais.com/bbis/home.html

Pee ess.........did you never wonder why there is a statue of ol' Bill there?  


Erm TBH it is the first time i ever saw that too as when i played there the school was still intact. (Mostly)  
Then when the main building was demolished an annexe was left behind this was used for years as a gym.
Though will have to pay more attention the next time i visit.

Pee...esss
Thanks for the link HH.

(Scene - Room in a public-house, near Bridgeton Cross. Time - Saturday night. Dramatis personae - Two working men.)

First - Hae ye been tae the Wild West Show yet, Tam?

Tam - Na, man, a've nae great thocht of gaun ether. The wife's feared I wid com' hame scalpit.  
acp1

The Andrew Charles Paul Collection

Hi all,

I'm Andrew's grandson and I'm really glad to see that these pictures are bringing enjoyment - what a perfect place to be able to showcase them.

I spent many happy summer days with my grandfather traveling across Glasgow when I was growing up, hearing his stories and soaking up the history of the city, and although I probably didn't appreciate it as much as I should have back then, I certainly do now when I see all of these pictures 15-20 years on.

I am currently going through what must be well over a thousand of these pictures and slides - I will be sure to let you know once this is done.

Thank you for enjoying these family pictures!
acp1

cybers wrote:
Garthland Or Ingleby Drive I forget which.


The first picture is of Ingleby Drive, taken from number 13 looking across the street...
Alex Glass

Welcome acp1

Stick around and I am sure the people on hear will show you how they can bring these images to life again and generate the type of discussion your Grandfather would have loved to participate in with people who enjoy a bit of urban exploration.

Thanks for allowing us to be the first to showcase some of Andrew's collection of photos.
LowLight

It's great to see all these shots. I could look through these type of pics for hours.
James

Re: The Andrew Charles Paul Collection

acp1 wrote:
Hi all,

I'm Andrew's grandson and I'm really glad to see that these pictures are bringing enjoyment - what a perfect place to be able to showcase them.

I spent many happy summer days with my grandfather traveling across Glasgow when I was growing up, hearing his stories and soaking up the history of the city, and although I probably didn't appreciate it as much as I should have back then, I certainly do now when I see all of these pictures 15-20 years on.

I am currently going through what must be well over a thousand of these pictures and slides - I will be sure to let you know once this is done.

Thank you for enjoying these family pictures!

acp1


James H
falseface

yes thanks for sharing!
Alex Glass

Former Blackfriars Church

Blackfriars Parish Church in Westercraigs in Dennistoun.

The church was designed by Campbell, Douglas & Sellars in a German Romanesque style and built 1876-1877. It replaced the old Blackfriars Church which stood next to the University of Glasgow on High Street and which was demolished in the 1870s to make way for the City of Glasgow Union Railway's College Station. The first minister of the new church was Thomas Sommerville who was also the last minister appointed to Blackfriars by Glasgow Corporation, which lost its right of patronage three years later. The church was closed in 1983, when the congregation merged with a neighbour to form Dennistoun Blackfriars.
In 1955 Partick Camera Club set out to create a photographic survey of Glasgow. As the project progressed, other camera clubs joined and each was allocated a district of the city to photograph. Glasgow Museums exhibited the photographs at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and at the People's Place, and in 1956 the exhibition was shown at the Palace of Art in Bellahouston Park. The photographs are now part of Glasgow Museums' collections.
Reference: 1005.97.166 / OG.1955.121.[141]






2008



ACP


2008

flim

Springburn Road Photos

Hi All Hopefully I am doing this post right, I rather enjoyed the photos of Springburn Road looking North with Caley on the right of photos ( I served my time there s a Boilermaker ) Great photos  Cheers Flim
James

flim, glad you liked them.


James H
flim

Sighthill Cemetery Photos

Hi All I must say these photos are delight to look at ,I was just looking through when I noticed a photo from (2nd)Sighthill Cemetery showing The Cawder Bar which was burnt down a few years ago,this pub did brisk business when the Caley was at its peak  Cheers Flim
Alex Glass

Whitevale Flats

A feature of some of ACP's photos was Whitevale Flats.

He has now got me hooked on them. Every opportunity I get I take photos of them from all different angles.









sputnik

glasgows twin towers?
Ronnie

HollowHorn wrote:

Notice Oakley Terrace, named for the famous Annie?


Oakley Terrace was in fact named by a local landowner called Alexander Dennistoun, whose son, also Alexander, married Georgina, daughter of Sir Charles Oakley in 1852.

Source: The Dennistoun Story, by Edward Farren.
HollowHorn

Bah! Foiled again!  
AlanM

Don't let the facts get in the way of a good story
rotten milk

this photie is actually rottenrow east looking to high street, with the barony kirk the only thing left standing.


the brown bricks on the left are strathclyde uni's halls, the pole in the middle has 'weaver street' on it (just a wee cul-de-sac now) and the dark wood fence is where the morrin square flats were - i think original, but updated to liveable standards, again used as student accommodation.
just after the light blue gen-set you turned into collins street, close up view in the next pic



where the line of cars is, there were original tenement flats along here too. now all bulldozed and replaced by the uni's own style of residences
Alex Glass

Well spotted RM so obvious when you are told where it is.

rotten milk

cheers! about the only bit of glasgow i do recognise....

incedentally, when was the school demolished? can't say i mind it at the time i was there ('87-'89), but i notice in the 2nd. pic, there's a doorway left standing. (under the 'es' in the watermark)

i know there's one on rottenrow east, cos i noticed it in november!
i wonder if the folk that use the car park are aware they're in a playground?
Alex Glass

I saw some discussion about the school somewhere maybe a couple of years ago. I am not sure when it was demolished but James may know more. He is the Townhead expert.
James

I think it went in the early 1980s, as it stood in the way of the eastern flank
of the M8 ring road.....  




James H
Alex Glass

Told you James would know something,      
rotten milk

that's a cracking pic james, thanks

weird thing is, i'd imagined the 'doorways' were preserved by being cut out of the existing perimeter walls - i.e. what you see is what was selectively left behind, but your phot shows they existed in isolation anyway



recent pic



thinking about it, what has thrown me is that these doorways are fairly elaborate structures on their own - a sort of proper archway - i automatically assumed they must have been attached to something originally!
chateau du lait

Nice thread guys. Ive always wondered why the tenements at Cathedral Street near the Royal escaped the chop. Any ideas? I mean these ones-------http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q...J-LvFNHW1Aw&cbp=12,359.4,,0,5
rotten milk

wow, nice

had a quick look, these must be the ONLY tenements on cathedral street.
still have their back green as well, a wee oasis in amongst all the roads and concrete
the researcher

mystery block of flats

cybers wrote:
Amazing...
What a great set of photo's and glad we got the chance to see them first.
How things have changed in such a short period of time. I have tried to fill in some of the blanks/Misc below if you feel the need to ammend the original post details then delete this as appropriate.
Thanks again to the family for giving us such an opportunity to view these from the first Urban Explorer.


Garthland Or Ingleby Drive I forget which.


This is the OLD Whitehill School Pitch


From the top of Hanson St across the Alexandra Parade

the block of flats looks like those in kilbeg terrace in arden where my auntie and uncle stayed
i may be wrong in this as these type of blocks were possibly built in several areas of glasgow
the balcony was entered from the kitchen
cybers

Re: mystery block of flats

the researcher wrote:


the block of flats looks like those in kilbeg terrace in arden where my auntie and uncle stayed
i may be wrong in this as these type of blocks were possibly built in several areas of glasgow
the balcony was entered from the kitchen


Nah researcher as a kid from the area it is Alexandra Parade looking across to Rosemount St in royston beyond the M8

How it looks now with Kelvin timber gone and replaced

HOW IT LOOKS NOW
Stuball

The balcony is called a viranda in Glasgow
cybers

Right here is my question...
I have seen this millions of times (Probably not an exaggeration) and have always wondered why it was there.



Anyone any ideas as to why that cut out is there ?
Beano

cybers wrote:
Right here is my question...
I have seen this millions of times (Probably not an exaggeration) and have always wondered why it was there.


Anyone any ideas as to why that cut out is there ?
Tried to see your photo mate but it's deleted  
cybers

Are you sure
Beano

cybers wrote:
Are you sure
defo not there    fotofuckit mibbee  
Stuball

The original plans were to build a motorway down that way...
James

cybers wrote:
Right here is my question...
I have seen this millions of times (Probably not an exaggeration) and have always wondered why it was there.



Anyone any ideas as to why that cut out is there ?

It was the location (looking south) of the proposed North Eastern junction of the
M8 inner ring road.

It would've looked like this:




This was a sketch of the same location, looking north. This image only shows
(middle left) the Saint Mungos church still in place and Charles Rennie Mackintoshs
Martyrs School building (the red brick building in the original picture on this
thread) gone...




Thankfully, never completed.



James H
womble

Give them time James, give them time.
weechookieburdie

james73 wrote:
This was a sketch of the same location, looking north. This image only shows
(middle left) the Saint Mungos church still in place and Charles Rennie Mackintoshs
Martyrs School building (the red brick building in the original picture on this
thread) gone...




Thankfully, never completed.



James H



OMG, quelle horreur!
silliker

james73 wrote:
Pic of the statue of Buffalo Bill here.


James H

It look so clean..
Vinny the Mackem

chateau du lait wrote:
Nice thread guys. Ive always wondered why the tenements at Cathedral Street near the Royal escaped the chop. Any ideas? I mean these ones-------http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q...J-LvFNHW1Aw&cbp=12,359.4,,0,5


I wonder who the person is at the back entrance to the close of no 30!
Vinny the Mackem

Or, for that matter, the windae cleaner at the next close! (At least I hope he's a window cleaner and not trying to break in!)  

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