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The Big Snow. In the second week of January 1987 there was exceptionally cold air over the near continent, and a depression centred on the English Channel brought strong easterly winds to the whole country. There was heavy snowfall all along the east coast, up to 20 inches, but the west largely escaped this - except that the wind was able to funnel through the Forth - Clyde Valley, and on the morning of Monday 12th it dumped the heaviest fall of snow that I can remember in Glasgow. The city was effectively paralysed, even the motorways beyond saving, and not much mail (or anything else) moved that day.



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The march of the zombie cars. I took this as I walked home up Shields Rd that evening, passing the used car lot where the Chrysler showroom is now.

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Govan sunset.   December 1987

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South side sunset.   August 1977

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God was angry with Glasgow. The steeple belonged to the Candlish Memorial Church.

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The Park Towers from Charing Cross.   January 1977

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The Central Mosque.   February 1986

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The University tower.   September 1977

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Shawhill Rd, Pollokshaws.  A schoolmate Ken, a couple of years older than me, wanted a photo of himself to send to a girlfriend, and we settled on the Old Shaws as a location for it - I canít remember why, but it was a good choice. A Saturday morning, probably in June 1964.

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Ken - last I heard he was working for the World Bank in East Africa, he always seemed likely to go places. The round tower belonged to the building which housed St Convalís School from 1859 to 1906, and served several other purposes before being demolished to make way for a car park for St Mary Immaculate Church behind it. This L-shaped path was known as Dovecot.



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