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Re: Blantyre Army Barracks

Brilliant pictures, thank you !

Here's an fly over of the site taken in what i believe to be around 1942 or so.

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by deakin
Tue Feb 25, 2014 11:20 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Blantyre Army Barracks
Replies: 19
Views: 17683

Re: Cambuslang-mystery pitch & building

Re the Savoy cinema I remember a school visit in the 1950s from St Brides. We all trooped down Greenlees Road and entered via the back lane behind the Royal bank. Years later when watching a feature film there, a short came on between the main films and to everyones surprise it was a film of all us...
by deakin
Sun Jan 23, 2011 7:52 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Cambuslang-mystery pitch & building
Replies: 29
Views: 12957

Re: "dookits"

Hi, can anyone help? I'm attempting to carry out an art project on dookits and the culture around them but there is very little on the net. I have a friend who's neighbour has a loft and he explained it's a sort of kidnapping game, whoever can tempt a bird into their loft gets to keep it? I was hop...
by deakin
Thu Dec 17, 2009 6:43 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: "dookits"
Replies: 25
Views: 17366

I've just been text dumped

Picture the scene, i'm sitting reading infront of the fire with my wtb next to me who's watching some peice of drivle soap on the television when my mobile beeps to let me know i've got a text. As i can't reach over to it with her snuggling up next to me she grabs it and i ask her to read it out to ...
by deakin
Tue Dec 15, 2009 9:43 pm
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: I've just been text dumped
Replies: 5
Views: 1248

Re: Not really interesting facts about yourself

This is really not intresting however it might be too much information. The Carbuncle i had growing on my thigh burst while i was shoping in my local nisa's. I never even knew untill i heard a voice from behind saying "omg, are you ok mister" i turned round to face quite an atractive girl ...
by deakin
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:33 am
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Not really interesting facts about yourself
Replies: 10823
Views: 1440444

Re: Pic request : AA gun Cairnmuir road

Thanks for the reply's folks.
by deakin
Sun Nov 15, 2009 4:22 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Pic request : AA gun Cairnmuir road
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Pic request : AA gun Cairnmuir road

Hey folks I'm looking for pics of the now filled in gun emplacment that was on Cairnmuir road just south of the rollsroyce factory. http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?q=55.78699,-4.185169&num=1&t=h&sll=55.785689,-4.189469&sspn=0.02465,0.048562&hl=en&ie=UTF8&ll=55.788688,-4.180...
by deakin
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:20 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Pic request : AA gun Cairnmuir road
Replies: 3
Views: 1009

Re: Gilbertfield Castle

Sorry got my east / west mixed up. I don't know why but i seem to be able to read maps better by holding them upside down with the south being at the top. Strange i know but its allways been easier for me that way.
by deakin
Tue Nov 10, 2009 10:04 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Gilbertfield Castle
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

Re: Gilbertfield Castle

I've not been to Gilbertfield castle in years now, i used to love going there and climbing around the ruins. I can remember on the open face of the east wall you could get access to the remains of a stairwell and from there you could climb onto the first level with quite a well preserved room that i...
by deakin
Tue Nov 10, 2009 8:38 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Gilbertfield Castle
Replies: 8
Views: 2128

Re: Fossil hunting around Glasgow

When i was a small lad i used to play "doakies" along the bank of the burn that runs past whitlawburn in cambuslang. One fateful day i jumped on what looked like a solid surface and it turned out to be a thin layer of soil covering a thick band of slate or something like that. All i rememb...
by deakin
Wed Jul 22, 2009 4:54 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Fossil hunting around Glasgow
Replies: 30
Views: 6792

Re: Last Famous Person You Saw On The Streets Of Glasgow was...

jiggyslassie wrote:I saw Scott Harrison jogging along cambuslang road this morning! looking good n tough!!


My claim to fame, i am only one of a handfull of people who have given scott a world class boxer imo a bloody nose.

Ok,i admit we were only about 6 years old at the time but it still counts!
by deakin
Wed Apr 15, 2009 4:01 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Last Famous Person You Saw On The Streets Of Glasgow was...
Replies: 729
Views: 187995

Re: "dookits"

RE: Cambuslang dookit From what i've seen and read on the net,the dookit in cambuslang golf course used to be part of the westburn house estate. Due south from it was quite a large curling pond and north-west side was a ornate fountian,sadly now long gone. However on some sites like google earth you...
by deakin
Sat Jan 03, 2009 1:10 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: "dookits"
Replies: 25
Views: 17366

Re: Cambuslang-mystery pitch & building

I'm glad I got the Savoy Bingo hall in Cambuslang listed the week that it closed, at least Wetherspoon's can't just tear the interior out now! Glad to know it's been listed, i worked in there for a very happy seven years starting of running the floor giving out 20p's change for the prize bingo then...
by deakin
Wed Nov 26, 2008 5:19 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Cambuslang-mystery pitch & building
Replies: 29
Views: 12957

Fossil wrote:I pidgin shat on me today on Union St.


Woah freeakkyyy...

i was on the bus looking out the window and i seen a woman suddenly jump with fright then wipe a rather large load of bird crap off her sholder
a few seconds later.

Was this you fossil,around lunchtime(ish) ?
by deakin
Fri Sep 14, 2007 3:58 am
 
Forum: Random Distractions
Topic: Not really interesting facts about yourself
Replies: 10823
Views: 1440444

Mine is from the Young person's guide to becoming a rock star album.

" Why won't you shag me? "

Reason being,heard this at a karaoke night in glasgow. the everyone was in stiches and singing along, Best night out i've ever had.
by deakin
Thu Aug 23, 2007 3:20 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: soundtrack of glasgow
Replies: 45
Views: 20370
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