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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2008 2:10 am    Post subject: Planning and Design Models Discussion Thread  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

All comments about this section in here folks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I was looking at this photo & thinking how nice it would have been if the idea had ever got off the paper:


Then I stumbled across this on the 'Glasgow 1980' video:


Shame the idea never caught on. There used to be a pub on the walkway too, I was in it a couple of times, anyone remember what it was called? Anyone have any pics of it?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hollowhorn: The pub was called the Coconut Grove, at least for part of it's existence.

James: re. "Unknown - possibly Springburn Balgrayhill. Can someone confirm?" . This looks like the Bluevale & Whitevale tower blocks, between Duke Street & Gallowgate.

Edit: it would help if I put the relevant photos in:-


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Here they are photographed by me from Duke Street in 1991 which is pretty much the same time as Andrew Charles Paul.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

neilmc wrote:
Hollowhorn: The pub was called the Coconut Grove, at least for part of it's existence.

James: re. "Unknown - possibly Springburn Balgrayhill. Can someone confirm?" . This looks like the Bluevale & Whitevale tower blocks, between Duke Street & Gallowgate.

Edit: it would help if I put the relevant photos in:-



The first picture is definitely the Bluevale & Whitevale tower blocks, but the model
picture looks to me like the Balgrayhill scheme. The road at the bottom is Springburn
Road and the maisonettes are between the two towers and the main road. The
road at the far right is Hawthorn Street.  



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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

HollowHorn wrote:
I was looking at this photo & thinking how nice it would have been if the idea had ever got off the paper:


Then I stumbled across this on the 'Glasgow 1980' video:


Shame the idea never caught on. There used to be a pub on the walkway too, I was in it a couple of times, anyone remember what it was called? Anyone have any pics of it?


I can remember going to see some bands there in the 80's. I'm pretty sure H20 (remember them) played there in some sponsored gig to take our minds off being unemployed.

HH the place was Called Trading Post.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

You're right of course, James, although the tower blocks they built in Balgrayhill (four in total?) were a bit different in design from those shown on the model, which I'm sure represent the design used for the Bluevale/Whitevale blocks.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

My brother worked in the Trading Post or was it my sister?

Anyway they both worked in Panama Jacks, Trading Post and Pier 39 late 80's early 90's.

Having a good time looking through the collection. Hopefully I'll have a relevant comment next time I pop in.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 01, 2008 11:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

neilmc wrote:
You're right of course, James, although the tower blocks they built in Balgrayhill (four in total?) were a bit different in design from those shown on the model, which I'm sure represent the design used for the Bluevale/Whitevale blocks.

Yes, there are four not two towers at Balgrayhill but no doubt the model was
a first draft plan for the area. Compare:








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PostPosted: Tue Dec 02, 2008 11:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Ah, there's no doubt about it now James: the other two tower blocks are outwith the extent of the model

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