Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby job78989 » Tue Dec 18, 2007 12:32 am

Not been about for a while but noted the discussion re Darnley Firestation, heres a few pics i have come accross

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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Alex Glass » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:03 pm

Hi Job

Welcome back.

I take it you found these photos in the same place I did.

East Renfrewshire Heritage

They have just started this site.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby gordon » Fri Dec 21, 2007 1:29 pm

I'm liking the Leaning Tower of Hurlet in the last photo.....
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Doorstop » Sat Dec 22, 2007 1:42 pm

Should that not have been the "Birlin' Tower of Hurlet"? :wink:
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Geo149 » Tue Jul 15, 2008 2:04 pm

Well this is a fantastic thread, i was brought up in Newfield square my folks still bide in Househillwood rd (mc brides).
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby leverngirl » Mon Aug 18, 2008 1:59 am

Hi, found this site quite by accident while researching something else. I lived with my family in Glentyan Drive, from 1951 till 1959. We lived at the top of the hill, I think the power station was next door; across the road was a small wood and further down a sort of rough sloping field, which quickly became Gowanbank School. The wood pretty much remained intact, and I broke my ankle falling off the pailings which separated it from the school. If you were a pupil at Levern, you had to do a year at Gowanbank - primary 5 or 6 I think, because presumably Levern was too small to accommodate all of the recent arrivals to the area (and this was before building had begun on South Nitshill). Our back green was enclosed on two sides by an old stone wall. Over the wall was the priest's house (we used to steal the apples, and I was caught by the gardener!), then the doctor's house (Dr Watsmann?)and another house, then a large house which we called Ricky's house (Ithink Ricky may have been a dog who lived there). This house had a large garden to the rear, and we climbed on the wall to pick their red-currants. No-one seemed to know anything about the people who lived in this house; they were never seen in the garden and consquently became the subject of much conjecture (amongst the children) about what mystery they were hiding. We went picnics (bread and jam and a bottle of water) to the ruined Darnley Castle, and what we called the Bluebell Woods on the left of Nitshill Road,going towards the Hurlet . And I don't think anyone's mentioned the Socialist Sunday School (which I think actually met on Saturday) on Nitshill Road. Enough for now. Great site, thanks.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby neilmc » Mon Aug 18, 2008 2:01 pm

Welcome, leverngirl. The priest's house, doctor's house etc. are collectively known as Househill Cottages, and are still there, unlike the Craigbank tenements in Glentyan and Glenlora Drives, as well as Newfield Square and the tenements that backed on to it. The power station you speak of supplied the central heating to those tenements, and I can still remember the big old AEC tipper lorry struggling up Glentyan Drive with 15 tons of coal on the back for the power station.

The Craigbank flats were way ahead of the other post-war tenements with their central heating, and you had to be well quoted to get one; several teachers from Gowanbank primary, where I was a pupil, stayed there. I remember when the South Nitshill scheme was first built, the kids from there were bussed to Gowanbank and other schools in the area until their own school was ready.

If you're a member of the SCRAN website, there's a photo of the Nitshill Socialist Sunday School on the site, about to set off on an outing, sometime around 1960. Unfortunately I can't reproduce the photo here because of SCRAN's strict copyright policy.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Alex Glass » Sun Sep 07, 2008 7:58 pm

Some photos that Levengirl may appreciate.

Aerial of the Nitshill Area

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Craigbank Shops

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I will look out some more and post them up
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Alex Glass » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:40 pm

Found the photo I was looking for and hope you like it Leverngirl.

Craigbank

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Couple of others for you.

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Glentyn

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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Alex Glass » Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:07 pm

More recent photos taken on Friday.

One of the cottages is being converted for a housing project

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Road around Newfield Square have been blocked off to prevent dumping since all the houses were demolished.

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Glentyn

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Glentyn from Overtown Avenue

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Bankbrae Avenue leading to Newfield Square

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View of Newfield Square from the corner of Bankbrae

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Hope these bring back some happy memories Leverngirl.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby darnleygirl1984 » Fri Sep 12, 2008 10:32 pm

:oops: hi there alex i stumbled across this site accidently while searching for old pictures of darnley ive looked everywhere and i cant seem to find any at all of the place i grew up and loved i am still in darnley but its not the same i was lookin through some of ur threads n thought you might be able to help me somehow im new to all this!!

i would be very grateful thanx tracy :D
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Alex Glass » Fri Sep 12, 2008 11:57 pm

Darnleygirl (Tracy)

I have a couple I will post up tomorrow for you. I don't have a lot but you could try the Mitchell Library.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby fourbytwo » Sat Sep 13, 2008 1:03 pm

:oops: :oops: Been trying to get a good image of the war memorial at Nitshill Railway Station for a friend, but can't find a good one....tried to get digital view, but the weeds, rubbish and vandalism had all but hidden it from view.
Wondering if the site is only tendered 2/3 days before Rememberence Sunday, shocking lack of regular cleaning, perhaps Councillor should add to his photobucket, and keep area checked for cleanliness.....?
If cannot get view for my elderly friend, then may have to wait until November to get photo of site to send to her.....!
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Alex Glass » Sat Sep 13, 2008 3:35 pm

Fourbytwo

I have already made a request to have the memorial cleaned and the area tyded up. This area is maintained as part of the regular maintenance carried out throughout the whole area. I travel by train as you know and therefore pass this almost every day. During the growing season this area has been regularly maintained. However this year there has been a particular problem with the rate of growth of both grass and shrubs.

Hopefully you should see that the area has again been tyded up.

If you want a photo I have a couple and I am sure there is one on this site in the War Memorials thread.

For Darnleygirl

Sorry the photos I have are not as old as you may like but I will see if I can get some more and post them up for you.

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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Josef » Sat Sep 13, 2008 8:26 pm

Alex Glass wrote:However this year there has been a particular problem with the rate of growth of both grass and shrubs.

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Your last one there is a great photo, Alex.

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