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thanks for the info stairheedramy
greenock's a bit out of the way =[
i'm based in lanark now but travel into glasgow for college so allotments somewhere in the city would be ideal for me
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there are allotments in sighthill and in balornock near springburn park
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

thanks for the info =]
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 16, 2011 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

dmk, this years doors open day includes some open gates days on allotments
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okies
thanks for the info

i've just found this

http://www.glasgowallotmentsforum.org.uk/Diary.aspx

http://www.glasgowallotmentsforum.org.uk/AboutUs/Map.aspx

perhaps it might be of use to some other ug members
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Just visiting the site again for a tour of the Glasgow that was disappearing quicker than I could take it in.

This could have been on the "Glasgow From the Past" type threads too but it's about allotments.

Just idle curiosity about a place mentioned in passing by someone.

Where (on a map) were the 'Fifty Pitches'?  I don't know where the name comes from, if maybe there were fifty of them or something like that?  Digging for Something?  Rather than a guessing game, I gather only that it was in the Govan or Drumoyne area possibly in use from the thirties till the early fifties or later.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Just off Shieldhall Road Drumoyne.... Pretty sure there is a photo
of them in the Ariel photography section.
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South side of Shieldhall Rd, not long after you pass under the exit ramp from the M8 for the tunnel. Cardonald Park and Cardonald Business Park, separated by the M8, are on the site, with, appropriately, Fifty Pitches Rd going round the south and west perimeter.

The pitches were still in use into the 60s, as I remember playing BB football there. Black ash surface, and the 'facilities' were primitive.

'Fifty' was a bit fanciful, shorthand for 'quite a few', as I'm fairly sure there weren't more than 20.
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http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/about339.html

2nd pic.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Nice one! Thank you all.

I think my maternal grandfather had an allotment/plot there, through the forties till they moved from Govan to Gleddoch Rd, Penilee in the early fifties. All the while working on the other side of the Clyde at John Brown's. These older folk were made of sturdier stuff if after that he was up for a fair walk from Govan Cross to the Fifty Pitches for some digging, and pottering in a greenhouse.

That area has really changed from an almost rural place. Looking at the amazing thirties map streapadair posted a while back, I reckon then it was around the area marked on that as Moss/Moss Hall, just across Moss Rd from Meiklewood Rd, or thereabouts. Places you've passed so many times with no idea of their one-time significance to others close to you.

Cheers, Glesca' guys and gals. Another mystery place or name identified.

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