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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 11:34 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Just joined the forum after being linked to this Volume and Volume one from a thread about old Glasgow. The Springburn pictures are amazing, i've stayed in Bishopbriggs all my days and can't remeber Springburn the way it was, the Expressway and shopping centre were there long before I was born.

My uncle worked in Stobhill up until a few months ago and was recently in the basement of the clock tower where they keep the old records. He found records of his own birth, mine, my mum's, my sister's and one of his brothers' (the other one being born at home).
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

james73 wrote:
Springburn Road at Wellfield Street c1977


Springburn Way at Springburn Shopping Centre 2009




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The street to the left is Northcroft Rd
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Topic of conversation over in The Glasgow in the seventies section is about Springburn ...Wasn,t going to post these as I thought everyone would be fed up with Spr past/presents.. but here goes

The entrance to the Hyde park loco works on Ayr st



and today





View from the other side of the main gate


and now



View along Ayr st to Flemington st showing wall of engine sheds



Nice little housing complex nowadays



View of one of the engine sheds after closure


Same area today




Classic Springburn view from the railway bridge of Atlas and Hydepark works...remember this as a child...



Alas.. all the industry is long gone



These houses were known localy as the blocks..They housed the workers from cowlairs works and apparently were very nice dwellings.They were demolished around 1970 and the ground lay derelict for some time until a concrete jungle was built on it



Same view today..St Aloyuis primary school still there



Another view of the blocks



This is what replaced them



and the flats today

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 8:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Aye Kev yir right we are pig sick of looking at this stuff  

If you have more get it posted and stop trying to draw us out like mad junkies  

Sterling Stuff indeed.

The empty shed is a strange photo when you consider how many guys toiled in there day in day out for years.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 30, 2009 9:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

present day c.2008


These take me back - I served my apprenticeship in the old Stephens building in the early 80's. It was the training centre for BSTES British Shipbuilders. And on the present day pic here, you can see just below and right of centre, the old football pitch (now overgrown) where our team won the inter-trade tourney . . . not that I contributed much despite being on the field at the time!

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These take me back - I served my apprenticeship in the old Stephens building in the early 80's. It was the training centre for BSTES British Shipbuilders. And on the present day pic here, you can see just below and right of centre, the old football pitch (now overgrown) where our team won the inter-trade tourney . . . not that I contributed much despite being on the field at the time!

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Dave.. the training centre was the little patch of rectangular land to the left of the clyde tunnel building..Iwas there in 1977.It was for Boilermaker trades only
The main training centre was the big building to the left of the picture.
I still have the training centre rule book and my apprentice union card which I will dig out and scan..Also have some pics of Stephens yard before it was ripped down in the early eighties
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 12:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Cheers for that Kev, it`s an area I know very little about so it`s good to see these pics
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Like yirself Scary i know very little of this part of the city so it is always interesting to have a look see at what was, compared to now.
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These were taken around the time the Stephens yard closed as the Stephens yard..to the right and just out of shot of the aeriel photo.It was part of the deal to allow shipbuilding to continue on the clyde during the famous work in.There was a fabulous documentry on BBC4 the other night about this.Anyway the yard continued to operate until about 81 as part of Govan shipbuilders. GSL utilised the massive sheds to help build the ships it had on its order book at the time.
I can remember as a 16 year old apprentice going into these sheds and looking around marveling at how big and noisy everything was...so wish I had been into photography...

Main fabrication sheds looking west..No ships on the slipway



Inside one of the sheds



Various buildings in the yard






View taken from main gate on Holmfauldhead road

On the documentry the other night they had this guy on who went around the old yards photographing everyone of them as they were abandoned and whilst being demolished...His pictures were haunting...hope he finds his way to urban Glasgow and shares them
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 31, 2009 7:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi guys, I have just found this thread, had a  quick look at the first few pages, some really great photos.
I will have a  better look tomorrow.
I am looking for a photograph of The Grafton Cinema, Parly rd Townhead, any one ever seen one?

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