Molendinar Burn

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Postby Fossil » Mon Feb 23, 2004 6:51 pm

ok for 10am
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Postby jim » Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:00 pm

10AM is a bit presbytarian. 10.30 then? At Jocelyn Square.

Since beer was first brewed in Scotland on the banks of the Molendinar, maybe we should retire to a suitable hostelry afterwards?
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Postby Fossil » Mon Feb 23, 2004 9:08 pm

sounds good to me. The beverage that is not the hug :)
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Postby purplegrum » Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:30 pm

Found this website selling flasks of water from the Molendinar Burn for only £9.95 + postage! Bargain, considering it was probably free to bottle.

http://www.riverwater.co.uk/moleview.html
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Postby Molendinar » Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:43 pm

:oops:

Hi I've only just joined the forum (I posted in the introduce yourself bit) and am now instantly embarrassed :oops: to find my witty and obscure (i thought) user name is a topic in its own right.... oh well...

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Re: embarrassed

Postby purplegrum » Tue Oct 12, 2004 8:44 pm

Molendinar wrote::oops:

Hi I've only just joined the forum (I posted in the introduce yourself bit) and am now instantly embarrassed :oops: to find my witty and obscure (i thought) user name is a topic in its own right.... oh well...

Brian


Hi Brian,

Welcome to HG! Actually, I think the fact you thought to use Molendinar as your username was fab - obviously none of the other members thought to use this obvious Glasgow link!

Hope you have fun here, you'll get addicted quickly.

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Postby Molendinar » Tue Oct 12, 2004 9:17 pm

cheers, yeah I think I already am addicted! I've already watched the time sliding past tonight.

re: above, pretty shocking whoever it is that's selling the bottled water to tourists...
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Re: embarrassed

Postby myfriendstan » Fri Oct 15, 2004 9:01 am

Molendinar wrote::oops:

Hi I've only just joined the forum (I posted in the introduce yourself bit) and am now instantly embarrassed :oops: to find my witty and obscure (i thought) user name is a topic in its own right.... oh well...

Brian


Sorry but the Molly is famous - went to St Kentigerns School in the late 60s, early 70s and the worst job was fishing the ball out of the burn :(
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Postby Molendinar » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:13 am

Haha! so now I've managed to pick an alias that is also shortened to sound like a 19th century prostitute too.. Oh well.

Yeah I'm afraid I've never even seen the burn, I'm from Hamilton originally so I've only read about it in books under the more romantic description of druids crossing it via the drygate to worship in the sacred groves of Fir Park where the Necropolis now stands. Apparently dry is an old germanic word for priest. Just reading this again out of "street names of the city of Glasgow" by Carol Foreman.

It also says that the Molendinar burn's name came from one of 3 sources;

gaelic;

Meall an dhuinn ard - the stream or hill with the brown top

or

Muileaun-aar - the mill of the abbot

or Latin;

Molendinarius Rivus - Mill burn

The book plumps for the last one cos there were mills there apparently stretching right back. I guess you coul dsay it was the latin or the gaelic really, the gaelic seems to have a lot of latin in it anyway? I'm not an expert, anybody else?
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Postby Sharon » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:18 am

Molly, you have also missed a walk we did earlier this year when a bunch of us took rods in hand and dowsed the route of teh Molendinar.

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=189

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Postby Molendinar » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:36 am

Well, I'm going to have to go and see it now really! No excuses.

Definitely unconvinced by this whole molly thing....
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Postby Sharon » Fri Oct 15, 2004 11:45 am

Well, Molly. (Molly works i think :wink: ) as a taster, or in case yo dont get around to it...heres a few pictures of the Molendinar it the two places it can be seen.

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Behind/beside the Great Eastern


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Riddrie Graveyard (I think that what the graeyard was called anyway...)
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Postby Molendinar » Fri Oct 15, 2004 3:22 pm

Well, I guess I don't have any choice in the matter now... :? :)

I will definitely make an effort to do a bit of a walk, that area is one of those areas that I've been driven through all my life, but you only know bits and pieces, you can't connect it all together, you know?

Still, I;ll be doing it in the hours of daylight....
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Postby Seamey » Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:25 pm

http://www.eveningtimes.co.uk/hi/news/5033128.html

another pesky ET article with no dates - anyway the molendinar is being diverted.
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Postby Sharon » Thu Dec 02, 2004 2:33 pm

I have mailed the evening times about the date thing. It seems like a pretty basic function of any news service... it annoys me regularly :evil:
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