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PostPosted: Sat Nov 16, 2013 10:11 pm    Post subject: Ruchazie and the Surrounding Areas  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I was going to post this in the Ruchazie thread that is in the Glasgow From The Past section but although this batch of photos I am going to post are certainly from the past I hope that this thread will get more attention here in Urban Adventures & Exploration similar to the Nitshill Threads.

Firstly a couple of people to thank. This first batch of photos are posted with the kind permission of John Macdonald former resident of Avondale Street, Ruchazie and now living in America.

The photos were tracked down by one of our new members on here Ruchazie Rat and without his efforts we wouldn't be seeing this photos here.

Before I start posting photos I would like to just give a little of my association with Ruchazie.

My family moved to Ruchazie in 1967 as part of the slum clearances in Cowcaddens. I spent the second half of my childhood growing up in here. When we moved in to our house on Gartcraig Road we thought we were moving out to the countryside. We lived on the banks of a canal where we seen barges going up and down the water on a regular basis. There was a golf course at the top of our street and loads of open space including about 20 red blaze football pitches. Across the canal from our house was Barlinnie Prison.

Our summer holidays from school where a real fun packed adventure. There was lots to do and see including short trips to Hogganfield Loch where we could take a tri on the boat or find loads of other things to explore and do.

Hopefully these photos will jog a few memories for people who also grew up in Ruchazie. But lets not restrict it to just Ruchazie there are lots of placed in the surrounding area and there are also some photos of these placed in John's collection.

Hope you enjoy them as much as I did when I first seen them.

Avondale Street looking out to the Pitches

Avondale Street looking out to the Pitches

Avondale Street looking out to the Pitches 2

Houses replaced the pitches

Avondale Street looking out to the new houses

Avondale Street looking out to Gartcraig Road

Looking over the back of Avondale Street toward Claypots

Across the Backs to Claypotts

Across the Backs to Claypotts 2
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Barlinnie Prison

Barlinne viewed from Gartcraig Road

Barlinnie Prison

Empty Claypotts flats

Claypotts empties

Demolition of Claypotts

Demolishing Claypotts 2

Demolishing Claypotts

Demolition of Ruchazie
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High Ruchazie Doctors Surgery

Doctor's Surgery High Ruchazie

Doctor's Surgery High Ruchazie 2

Gartcraig Road

Gartcraig Road looking over to Barlinnie

Gartcraig Road Pensioners Houses

Hogganfield Loch

Hogganfield Loch Ducks

Hogganfield Loch in the Snow 2

Hogganfield Loch in the Snow

Buses on Gartloch Road

Possible Gartloch Road
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Ruchazie Primary School

Ruchazie Primary School from Elibank Street 2

Ruchazie Primary School from Elibank Street

Sunset over Barlinnie

Ruchazie Sunset
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Blackhill

Gas Tower

Glasgow's Miles Better

Blackhill 2

Blackhill

Blackhill 3

Enpty House
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More to follow soon

Let us hear about your memories if you grew up in the area or have a connection there.

Would be great to see any old and new photos too.
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When were these photos taken?
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between 1985-96

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When Glasgow had a Slogan that actually worked. No council in the U.K ever managed to come remotely close to the Mr Men based Catchphrase that is still to this day associated with the City ...

Why it was dropped in favour of "New Dynamics" that failed to even impress travel companies is beyond me...
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