Let Glasgow Flourish- Coat Of Arms

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Postby viceroy » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:11 pm

Here's the bird that never flew
Here's the tree that never grew
Here's the bell that never rang
Here's the fish that never swam

All supposed to refer to miracles allegedly performed by St. Kentigern. Sounds like a kids' poem to me, maybe for mnemonic purposes or perhaps used as a skipping rhyme.
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Postby Flash_Andy » Thu Jul 27, 2006 9:12 pm

Found the real meaning behind the poem here

http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow_flourish.htm
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Postby glasgowken » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:11 am

There's a nice one on the Pinkston Power Station plaque. Wouldn't mind this in my living room :)

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Postby Alex Glass » Fri Jul 28, 2006 7:47 pm

Thanks Pgcc93 for bringing this topic back. I found a few in my photos.

Shettleston Halls

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The old plaque which is no longer displayed in Shettleston Halls but is kept by the Caretaker.

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Shettleston Library - this one could have been used in the signs topic as it is one of the old District Council signs.

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Above the entrance to Shettleston Library.

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St Vincent Place Clydesdale Bank

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I am sure i have more and will need to go through more of my pictures to see what I can find.
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Postby Alex Glass » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:05 pm

and some more.

Mason's Memorial

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At the site to mark the Bishop's Palace at Cathedral Square.

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Postby Schiehallion » Sun Jul 30, 2006 1:51 pm

Flash_Andy wrote:Found the real meaning behind the poem here

http://www.rampantscotland.com/know/blknow_flourish.htm


Here's an interesting thing. According to Rampant Scotland the city didn't have a coat of arms until 1866 and the Victorians truncated the motto to 'Let Glasgow Flourish'

However the Olympic Circus took place in Ingram St in March 1804 and in addition to such treats as Mrs Short and Mr Sibley on the tightrope, Mr Crossman taking a surprising leap over a stage of boards and Mr Short (presumably Mrs Short's man) playing select airs on the musical glasses the Glaswegian crowd were to be entertained with fireworks on wheels and in particular firing no.5 would indicate we had a coat of arms with Let Glasgow Flourish long before 1866.

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It's comforting to watch the 'youtube' movies of the crowds watching the paint fireworks at Toryglen and realise nothing really changes!
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Postby Alex Glass » Mon Jul 31, 2006 9:56 pm

Should this ne posted in signs or is it ok here?

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Postby Alex Glass » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:22 pm

Taken from photos on another thread.

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Postby HollowHorn » Fri Aug 04, 2006 8:44 pm

Albion St.
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Postby crusty_bint » Sat Aug 05, 2006 1:44 am

Nice pics peeps... altho HH's pic of Albion St is particularly ugly! The carving, not u mate :)
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Postby crusty_bint » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:24 pm

Now that I think on it, I'm sure theres a stained glass version of the Glasgow Arms hanging above the main desk of Shettleston Library, did you have a look in when you were there Alex?
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Postby scaryman2u » Sun Aug 06, 2006 6:54 pm

Hey dazza i can`t believe you missed the glasgow coat of arms in the royal assurance building in the foyer, get down and get a photo before it disappears :wink: I will try to save it but i have nowhere to put it :( aka demolitionman on flicker :D
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Postby Alex Glass » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:16 pm

crusty_bint wrote:Now that I think on it, I'm sure theres a stained glass version of the Glasgow Arms hanging above the main desk of Shettleston Library, did you have a look in when you were there Alex?


I was in there but didn't really look about so will need to make another visit. As it is just along from my work it shouldn't be a problem.

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Hope you talk lots of photos before you take the building down.
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Postby scaryman2u » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:32 pm

Alex i`m a learner, not fully literate with computers & that stuff still on 2 fingers thats why i shouted on dazza he has got some amazing photos :oops: :oops: come down yourself or anyone who can do it justice ::):
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Postby Alex Glass » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:33 pm

Thanks for the invitation I will take you up on that offer.
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