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Battle of Langside

Enjoyed a visit to the “Langside 450” exhibition at Langside Library, commemorating the forthcoming anniversary of the battle on 13th May. It was very informative and well worth a visit. I’ve since been having a look at the possible effect of the terrain in and around Langside on the outcome of the ...
by Anorak
Wed May 09, 2018 7:25 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Battle of Langside
Replies: 1
Views: 224

Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

The old building occupied by the Lord Byron Hotel did not survive for long after the railway development of 1879. It was replaced in 1883 by a multi-storey warehouse that wouldn’t have looked out of place round the corner among the stylish blocks in Jamaica Street, which are featured at http://www.s...
by Anorak
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:17 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: A Street Under Argyle Street
Replies: 259
Views: 123315

Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

The resolution of the earlier photograph was high enough for me to zoom in and have a look at the buildings on the riverside that disappeared under the rail track and those that survived. The corner block at Broomielaw and Jamaica Street, which would later become Paisley’s store, was occupied by J. ...
by Anorak
Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:36 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: A Street Under Argyle Street
Replies: 259
Views: 123315

Re: A Street Under Argyle Street

I've added a view of the future site of Central Station taken from a window of the Railway Hotel at Bridge Street. It was taken from around the same position as a slightly later photograph which shows the newly erected railway bridge across the Clyde. The earlier photograph shows the multi-storey wa...
by Anorak
Thu Apr 12, 2018 8:24 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: A Street Under Argyle Street
Replies: 259
Views: 123315

Re: Sixty Steps - another urban myth?

Recently updated entry in the Dictionary of Scottish Architects (DSA) for works attributed to Alexander “Greek” Thomson:

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http://www.scottisharchitects.org.uk/architect_full.php?id=100095
by Anorak
Mon Mar 24, 2014 9:39 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Sixty Steps - another urban myth?
Replies: 19
Views: 12148

Re: The Glasgow, Paisley & Ardrossan Canal

I think that your assumption is spot-on, BTJ. On my M74 walk I got a look at the “raised sandstone structure” from other angles. Typical Victorian railway viaducts with arches below, much the same as to be seen throughout Tradeston/ Gorbals. Here are some views from north and south, showing the trac...
by Anorak
Fri Mar 14, 2014 8:32 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The Glasgow, Paisley & Ardrossan Canal
Replies: 47
Views: 48544

Re: What IS the tallest building?

It is a real photograph taken in this afternoon's sunshine from behind the entrance of the Southern Necropolis in Gorbals, strangely not a sneaky stitch up!

I reckon that the gatehouse (to the left) is marginally taller, just my point of view of course!
by Anorak
Thu Mar 13, 2014 1:19 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: What IS the tallest building?
Replies: 61
Views: 13901

Re: What IS the tallest building?

What IS the tallest building ????????????

It all depends on the angle from where you're looking up from!

With these two it's a bit too close to call?

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by Anorak
Wed Mar 12, 2014 8:17 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: What IS the tallest building?
Replies: 61
Views: 13901

Re: Sixty Steps - another urban myth?

Some newspaper articles from 1869/ 1870 which suggest that the first Queen Margaret Bridge and the retaining wall where part of a single co-ordinated civil engineering project for Mr John Ewing Walker in preparation for laying out his new suburb North Kelvinside, initially known as “Kelvinside”. The...
by Anorak
Fri Mar 07, 2014 10:58 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Sixty Steps - another urban myth?
Replies: 19
Views: 12148

Re: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow

Found our mystery bridge-makers in the 1878 PO Directory, at Vermont Street, Kinning Park. http://www.scotcities.com/smith_naysmith.jpg The works don't seem to have been around long enough to appear on the OS maps on their survey dates. The most probable site shown on the OS map surveyed 1893/1894 w...
by Anorak
Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:15 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Manufacturer's plates and stanks seen in Glasgow
Replies: 143
Views: 50374

Re: The Glasgow, Paisley & Ardrossan Canal

Took Josef's advice to revisit this thread after mentioning Glasgow's canal network elsewhere. Josef mentioned that before the advent of the railways the Glasgow, Paisley & Johnstone Canal had for quite some time substantially cut the journey time from Paisley to Glasgow from somewhere in the re...
by Anorak
Mon Jan 13, 2014 11:44 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: The Glasgow, Paisley & Ardrossan Canal
Replies: 47
Views: 48544

Re: Travelling from Glasgow before the Railway Age

The Newcastle Waggons travelling from Scotland used the “great public road to London” via Edinburgh and Newcastle to transport goods to the capital. There was no comparable long distance road on the west coast suitable for heavy goods traffic. Even though Glasgow had been latterly coerced by the Pos...
by Anorak
Fri Jan 10, 2014 11:24 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Travelling from Glasgow before the Railway Age
Replies: 31
Views: 9889

Re: Travelling from Glasgow before the Railway Age

Been having a look at the transportation of goods to and from Glasgow before the the age of canals and the deepening of the Clyde to make it navigable all the way to the Broomielaw. Traders used carts and pack-horses to move goods and raw materials to and from the harbours at Port Glasgow on the Cly...
by Anorak
Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:16 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Travelling from Glasgow before the Railway Age
Replies: 31
Views: 9889

Re: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.

Here's a return to a really old topic....... Back in 1849 Albert was still alive. The young queen hadn't quite got into the mourning black yet! They travelled with the weans to Glasgow in the Royal Yacht, arriving at the foot of West Street, where the southern side of the Squiggly Bridge is now situ...
by Anorak
Tue Dec 24, 2013 1:22 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Queen Victoria's visit 1849.
Replies: 10
Views: 5155

Re: Travelling from Glasgow before the Railway Age

Before the Glasgow- Edinburgh railway came into operation, 1842-1846, it was easier to get to Liverpool and Irish cities than it was to get to either of the Scottish or English capitals. This was the situation in 1845, three years before the cross-border railway service from Glasgow was introduced. ...
by Anorak
Fri Dec 20, 2013 9:27 am
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Travelling from Glasgow before the Railway Age
Replies: 31
Views: 9889
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