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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:38 am    Post subject: Last days of the Old Gorbals - Discussion Thread  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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Please keep all comments about Last days of the Old Gorbals images in here folks.


Don't clutter up the main photo thread with comments (they will be moved
by admin into this thread) so I'd be terribly grateful if you'd save us mods
a bit of work...


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Streapadair,
Thank you so much for posting that massive photo colection,
It is without doubt the best post this site or any other Glasgow site has ever seen.
It has also made me cry, It is an area I remember well as a child and
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for taking the time to do it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

streapadair.

Absolutely sensational.

Many thanks for scanning and posting these. I had no idea so much of the old
Gorbals was still there in the early 70's. I had assumed it was all swept away in
the mid 60's.

I forsee a few past present pictures on the horizon, as long as thats ok with you?



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Fire away, James, you're seriously good at it. The contrasts will be stark.

The pc started playing silly buggers before I finished the post, maybe I was lucky to get away as much as I did, so there's a few more still to come.


Chief Inspector - sorry, I've only just noticed you posted before James. It's very gratifying to know that the pictures mean so much to someone, and I had hoped that a former Gorbalite might see them. It's a pity I hadn't gone round with a camera 10 years earlier, before the place was half-dead, but better late than never I suppose.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

streapadair wrote:
Fire away, James, you're seriously good at it. The contrasts will be stark.

The pc started playing silly buggers before I finished the post, maybe I was lucky to get away as much as I did, so there's a few more still to come.

streapadair.

Maybe an idea if you post 4 or 5 pictures in one post - makes it a bit easier for
people to quote and remark on a particular picture. It really doesn't matter how
many posts you make either.


*EDIT* - and by all mean edit your first post into more managable bite sized
posts if you like.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 1:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Fantastic set of pictures... thanks so much for posting them. I'm shocked at the difference between the pictures and from what I know as the current Gorbals. The Citizens is a surprise... and did I see Sher Bros in one?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

fecking lovely

(briefly) ignoring the tenements, it's the shop fronts that do it for me - individual businesses going about their business, although 'shaheen' seem to be buiding up a chain

thanks for this post, probly never seen before on t'interweb!

EDIT - so busy lookin at the buildings, what a treasure trove of vehicules! who remembers the cars in the phots?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 2:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

excellent, thank you for sharing them with us!!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Well I said I was looking forward to more pics and by jove you got  me hooked...these pics are stunning I have gone back constantly to view them again and again..Thank you for sharing them and keep them coming
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

What an amazing post ... I no doubt am thinking the same as everyone else now...
What other gems you may have hidden away...
Feel free to keep them coming as i am totally hooked...
As for the vehicles theres a few Maxi's and Hillman Hunters in there and the gorbals is devoid of traffic jams ...
Oh Happy Days...  
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

wow,im blown away with this collection.i too could not have imagined that so much was still standing in the seventies.my dad will be eighty in may and his house may be in there,corner of crown st and hospital st.cant wait to show him though there may be a few tears.thank you so much strepadair

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