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Nitshill and Surrounding Area part 2
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The valley will retain the name of South Nitshill Jock but developers always try and change the name of areas to try and reflect the image they want to create. I think the most southern part where there are houses now is known as Park Meadow.

Don't know at present if they have another name for other parts but it was being referred to as Wardhill for a period.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 3:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Just noticed that the photos above are from different Galas. Photos 3,4 & 5 are from the same year 1992 but the others appear to be from earlier.
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Alex Glass wrote:
The valley will retain the name of South Nitshill Jock but developers always try and change the name of areas to try and reflect the image they want to create. I think the most southern part where there are houses now is known as Park Meadow.

Don't know at present if they have another name for other parts but it was being referred to as Wardhill for a period.


Thanks for that info Alex.
I suppose if you got a posh hoose you want a posh area name  
At least Wardhill is historicaly correct.
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As I am new to all of this I apologise in advance if I seem to be just jumping in feet first to the discussion and not following any unwritten etiquette or rules but I only found the site about four days ago and have now finished reading all the posts. Fascinating stuff. To Jock 58> I refer back to your thread regarding pubs in Nitshill and specifically to Alex Glass"s excellent photograph in Part 1 (page 31) of Nitshill Road just as you come through the bridge. I have a distinct recollection of another pub immediately as you came through the bridge and just before The Railway Inn.It was probably accessed by the entrance in the photograph just at the lampost. It was so close to the bridge it was almost as if it was leaning on it. It may have been called "The Railway Tavern" Another building is The Cooperative Grocery Shop. I remember this clearly as my mother "Molly" worked in it for a number of years as did my uncle John who was the butcher. The manager at the time was a Mr. Herbert . This was in the late fifties to the early sixties. Another thread which discussed the shops in South Nitshill and mentioned Alec Mc Nairn caught my eye. I went through school with Alec (primary and secondary) and spoke to him about a year ago and he is still working in the retail sector at the other end of Nitshill Road. In yet another thread A.G. mentioned he was unaware of the B.P. petrol station on Nitshill Road on the site now occupied by G.H.A. This petrol station was run by another pal of mine called Kenny Webster (a former resident of Nitshill Road) from around 1985 until 1992 Kenny now operates a significant number of petrol stations across Scotland and the North of England. (The Nitshill boy done good) In yet another thread JMcN mentions a railway line he followed through Arden and Carnwadric. Another contributor posted a map of this and if you check the map you can indeed follow the line from Kennishead where it splits from the main line then follows the curve at the back of the houses in Carnwadric Road, cuts through what is now the "wee Darnley" runs at the back of Kilmuir Crescent then Kilmuir Drive and on into Thornliebank, probably to service the textile printing and dyeing industry which was once situated there.At a later date it probably led into the R.S.D. but I don"t know much about the "R"y. I just used to run about in it as a boy.I hope some of these ramblings are the kind of things A.G., Jock 58, and the rest of you guys and gals are looking for. Nitshill Road= A River Runs Through It. Stephen.

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Fantastic Stephen

No rules regarding joining a discussion as you will have seen they ramble on and then someone take you off on a tangent which leads to even more interesting stuff. Just like your recollections. These are what bring the photos to life. A personal memory can soon bring along someone else who either confirms or questions you one a comment you have made. As this threat goes for it's second 50 it looks like we may need to start another thread to accommodate more discussion on the Nitshill area.

Well done everyone and thanks for keeping the discussion going.
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi Stephen

Welcome to the site, the pub name was the  " volunteer arms " or something very close to that, as a nipper I remember my older brothers visiting It for refreshments.
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Hi Stephen

Nice memories please keep them coming
ah we look froward to part 3  
One thing i remember as a wee kid , sliding down the railway embankment  to a wee yard at the side of the Volunteer's, where we collected the tops that came off the beer barrel they made great wee Frisbees

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Thanks for the welcome folks and also for the info regarding the Volunteer Arms. The reason I couldn"t remember the name methinks is that when I visited the establishment in the late fifties I was still in the process of learning to read. My Dad and my uncle would go there maybe once a week for a couple of pints of refreshment and I would pester them to tag along so that I could stay outside and play at motors in the car.( a car in the fifties? somebody was at the fiddle) I still remember a quote now more than fifty years later " Don"t touch that. That"s the handbrake" Since my last rambling post I"ve been trying to remember stuff long forgotten with regards to Nitshill and one or two surrounding areas such as, I remember standing at the old tram lines on Nitshill Road at the front of Arden at the 57 terminus and looking to the right at approximately 45 degrees you could see an active landfill in the distance. of course we didn"t call it a landfill at the time we called it a dump or coup possibly even a tip The area would be just about where Southpark Village and Carswellbank are today.I vaguely remember the access was via a road at the two cottages. This was probably about the mid sixties. I am also pretty sure there was a quarry up there but some estimates put the quarry more over towards Stewarton Road. For sure further up Stewarton Road was the P.O.W. camp and I remember being told stories of the P.O.W.s being marched down Stewarton Road to assist with the labour in the R.S.D. which was some kind of Artillery store and  entering the "R"y from the Thornliebank Road side. where the speed camera is situated today. On the other side of the"R"y at the Carnwadric Road side where Addison Grove is now I remember another old favourite " The Prefabs." the same type  as the ones removed quite recently from nearby Hampden. Has any one mentioned previously the Prefabs at the brickworks at Cleeves Road? One last observation for now. I was really pleased to see the old map of Bellarmine and the surrounding area and can"t believe I forgot about the Ambulance Depot. I spent hours looking out of the window at school in that general direction and subsequently totally forgot about it"s existence. I used to think it was put there to cope with the extra demand supplied by The Bundy. However, Fairhill Avenue ran from there across to Barrhead Road and although I remember the swing park and also some houses (before the old Pollok Centre was built ) I also remember behind the houses on the right there was another derelict military complex. I hope these recollections are in the ball park of being accurate and may trigger someone"s memory. I"m away for a lie down. Stephen.

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Hi Stephen
I think the landfill coup your talking about must have been in the area behind Darnley house up corselet rd. I'm not sure if that was ever an official dump but it was a great place to look round as there was always something of interest (and probably great danger) to be found up there.
I remember the Carnwadric rd pre-fabs that ran from the shops down to the corner of the RSD. we used to go in them and rummage around before they were demolished.
Do you remember the wee shop at the main road entrance to the RSD across from the Unitas building, as i remember it was more of a shed than a proper shop
I used to cross Carnwadric road from my Gran's to the last prefab and cut through the corner of the garden as there was a gap on the fence at the corner of the RSD .
Once in i remember the concrete hut bases that were there.Following the path up the hill to the big house. We used to go into the cellar there before it fell in and blocked the stairway.

At the back of the house was a fruit garden with apple trees & raspberry bushes,,  a feast was to be had there in the summer :-).

The route of The Rail track (Puggy) to Speirsbridge is still there at least most of it. It is still visible on google maps. I walked most of it when i was up in Scotland this summer, sadly the weather was so crap i forgot to take any photos.
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And so it starts.

Well done both Stephen and Jock for bringing forward some new recollections.

I was speaking with someone the other day who remembered the POW camp up the Stewarton Road. He also told me about the cottage on Corslet Road which use to double as a Tea Room. Does anyone remember the Tea Room?

There is a map which shows the houses that use to be Cleeves Place, I take it these were the prefabs you refer to Stephen. I am sure someone on here previously talked about either staying here of knew someone.


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