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PostPosted: Tue Mar 10, 2015 7:07 pm    Post subject: My grandmothers house ...  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Any idea where this location is now? I believe the address was 843 Dalmuir ... the house was known as "The Crescent"

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 7:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

jrereeves,that photo would have been taken on what is now called duntocher road,dalmuir,clydebank.behind that building was the crescent that looked towards dalmuir[overtoun] park.dalmuir train station in the background and the trees behind would be in the park.i lived on that road in 1982 and a small row of shops occupied the bit where the building in your photo stood.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 12, 2015 10:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Thanks Sputnik! It looks like this must have been very close to the Beardmore factory ... there were many in my family that worked there, so that makes sense!

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 13, 2015 2:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Can anyone point me to photos from that era that might include that neighborhood?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2015 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

beardmores was just a short stroll from  there.plenty of old photos to be seen online and in a booklet available from Clydebank library called old dalmuir I think.im sure the building and the crescent which was reputedly designed by alexander greek Thompson was destroyed in the Clydebank blitz.pm me an address if you wish and I will help you out on this.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 8:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi there
The part of The Crescent that was on Duntocher Road was number 47. I grew up there from 1963 until 1970. I believe it is now demolished but it did not have the turret on the end, nor were there stairs going up into it.
It does look like Dalmuir station and park behind, but the station was much lower than number 47.
If you look at the turret on the original Crescent from photos on the web, I think this photo has been transposed. The turret would have been on the same level as the station, with the park above it, but that would have been to the left of the turret, not the right.
I was surprised to hear that The Crescent is only supposedly by Greek Thomson. I remember my dad saying that it was and always thought that this was true. Another resentment to hold against my dear, departed dad!!
The Crescent was certainly not destroyed in the Blitz, although it may have been damaged beyond repair. I distinctly remember my mum and I watching the demolition from the back window of the only surviving part of The Crescent at that time at number 47. The demolitionists placed a steel cable around the turret and secured it to a bulldozer. When they drove away, the cable snapped causing my mum to say ever after, "They don't make them like that anymore!!'
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 3:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

van ba 2 wrote:
the same level as the station, with the park above it, but that would have been to the left of the turret, not the right.
I was surprised to hear that The Crescent is only supposedly by Greek Thomson. I remember my dad saying that it was and always thought that this was true. Another resentment to hold against my dear, departed dad!!
The Crescent was certainly not destroyed in the Blitz,


A bit confused by the resentment against your dad. No-one is saying it's not by Greek Thomson, only that that was the genereal concensus.
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PostPosted: Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:24 pm    Post subject: The Crescent, Dalmuir Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Thankyou for the great shot of one of The Crescent turrets. The image here is only part of The Crescent, Dalmuir. There's a great image of the whole Crescent at the top of this web page:

http://www.west-dunbarton.gov.uk/...using-clydebank/crescent-dalmuir/

The furthest part of The Crescent as in this photo, was destroyed in the Blitz, I understand. What I remember is that numbers 6, 7 and 8 remained. Then there was a gap, which I have heard was an uncompleted part of the project - strangely left in the middle of a long terrace of houses. Then possibly 12-18 remained, but the only one visible at the left of the shot at the link above would be number 17, whose turret looks like the one of your photo. I feel your shot is more likely the far turret in the older photo, because it was closer to the railway station wall & a similar shot of number 17 would have had a view across the gardens - which, after the war, were filled with rubble. It would be interesting to know the date of the photo, because that would clear up which one it is. (Note the gas light!) If this is a pre-war photo, the shot is not transposed. There originally were two turrets, mirroring each other. Only one remained until the demolition of the 1960s or 1970s.

The Crescent houses were sunken, with basements & cantilever stairs over the front gardens for entry. The back gardens were level with the road. There was a wee bakery on that road where you could get rolls fresh out of the oven. Great smells! The Crescent itself was below Dalmuir Park station. You had to climb the stairs, cross the bridge on Duntocher Road & go down a hill to get into the station.

There was a row of red sandstone flats along Duntocher Road - part of them had a row of wee shops, including Jennie's the newsagent's in the 1950s. 18 The Crescent ended at the back of the flats that overlooked the stairs. These flats were above Dalmuir Park Station & some could look down on it. They weren't part of The Crescent, which began at the bottom of the stairs.

See the third photo at this web site for the flats overlooking the stairs. The train hides the stairs, unfortunately.

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=15&t=9603

The first photo at the same site shows the road up from the station to Duntocher Road.

In this aerial shot from c. 1960-70 - find Dalmuir Park Station - you can make out the now demolished flats on Duntocher Road (opposite the old public school adjoining the large empty lot) & just behind the flats are the far remnants of The Crescent, without the far turret. Behind the gap where the rest of The Crescent used to stand you can just make out the prefabs that went in after the war on Swindon Street and Dunswin Avenue. The side of The Crescent behind the flats at Duntocher Road can't be seen. Perhaps gone by the time of this photo. You can click on this photo and make it huge. The resolution is pretty good:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2440/4101358924_a79cdc93bd_o.jpg
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 01, 2015 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

that last pic would have been early sixties noname,thanks for sharing.i do not recall the building at the bottom right of the yachting pond in the photo though.anyone here be able to help on this.
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