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Alex Glass

Toryglen and Prospecthill

Got the chance recently to go up the top of 111 Prospecthill Circus and take a fechat with w photos.

Not seen anything out in the open forum for Toryglen. If I have got it wrong please let me know and move these posts to the appropriate thread.

I will just let the photos tell the story. I don't know much about this part of the city. When I was outside the flats I got talking to a former resident. Ex Army Soldier who was there to take some photos of the area before his mum's old home is demolished. It was great to chat with him about his memories of the area and how he met his wife and how much he appreciates everything she has done for him since he left the army.

These photos are dedicated to those people who lived in Toryglen and in particular Prospecthill.

Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (257) by Alex J Glass, on Flickr
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Inside some of the flats


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (210)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (194)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (188)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (187)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (186)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (181)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (177)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr
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More from inside the flats


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (170)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr


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Views from the flats

Typical view of East Glasgow from inside the flats


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Typical views of the South


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New Prospecthill


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More from Inside


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (118)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr


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Views from the roof top of 111 Prospecthill Circus

The National Stadium - Hampden


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South


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Blackhill Gas Works


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Queens Park Flag Pole


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Holyrood Sports Centre


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Holyrood Secondary School


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Gorbals


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St Enoch's Shopping Centre


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ASDA Toryglen


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The Finneston Crane, The Squinty Bridge, The Armadilo as well as the old Yorkhill Hospital


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The Glasgow Science Centre and Tower as well as the Glasgow Riverside Development


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Allison Street, Govanhill


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More from the roof top of 111 Prospecthill Circus

New Dalmarnock Bridge over the River Clyde


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Sandyhills, Strowan and Balbeggie


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Celtic Park, The National Indoor Arena, Cranhill High Flats


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M74 Extension


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St Bridget's Primary School
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cybers

Nice set of photo's... It's great to see the regeneration programme reach this area and is long overdue.
There is a thread for Toryglen somewhere on here, It kind of got buried in negativity after I pointed out a few "errors" in the O/P's description and he took offence.
sputnik

loved the upside down wallpaper(rainbows) only one strip the right way up.great views over the city though.thank you alex.
James

Alex Glass wrote:
Inside some of the flats


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Vews from 111 Prospecthill Circus (181)[/url] by Alex J Glass, on Flickr

Interesting - that looks like gas radiators? In a towerblock?



James H
fastnet

Cranhill has gas James.
fastnet

Great pics Alex.


Had the "privilege" of doing a few shifts down there.
cybers

I thought it was a rule no gas in blocks higher than five rises  
I never even noticed the GCH
fastnet

cybers wrote:
I thought it was a rule no gas in blocks higher than five rises  
I never even noticed the GCH


Nah mate.... I'm sure there are others as well but I can't think of them just now.
Alex Glass

Sorry I wasn't able to invite anyone to come with me. It was a short notice before the building is handed over to the contractor.

Not sure about how you would get gas into the flats. Like most it was my understanding there was no gas in high rise blocks over a certain hight.
fastnet

Alex Glass wrote:
Sorry I wasn't able to invite anyone to come with me. It was a short notice before the building is handed over to the contractor.

Not sure about how you would get gas into the flats. Like most it was my understanding there was no gas in high rise blocks over a certain hight.


I know in Cranhill Alex there was in effect a main running up six sides of the building supplying one flat six times per 17 floors.

I suspect the same happens in other flats.

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