Lord Provost's lamplights?

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Postby escotregen » Fri May 07, 2004 8:40 am

Susan Baird's were erected in Downfield Street, Tollcross - just adjacent to Braidfauld Street
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Postby martin » Fri May 07, 2004 11:13 am

If a former LP moves house, do their lampposts move with them?

Actually, something's just occurred to me - Lord Provost, and lamp post. Both can be abbreviated to LP. Coincidence?
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Postby red_kola » Fri May 07, 2004 12:36 pm

martin wrote:If a former LP moves house, do their lampposts move with them?

Actually, something's just occurred to me - Lord Provost, and lamp post. Both can be abbreviated to LP. Coincidence?


Lally, Pat. I smell a conspiracy.

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Postby David M » Fri May 07, 2004 2:25 pm

I know it is a nightmare when the lamposts themselves are Listed for their architectural significance, and then moved around - makes it difficult to find em !!!!!

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Postby martin » Sun Aug 22, 2004 12:20 pm

Digging up a rather old topic, here's Michael Kelly's lamps.

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Postby Timchilli » Sun Aug 22, 2004 1:04 pm

Is Liz Cameron's the only LP property with one single lamp? In fact, her lamp is not free-standing -- instead it is fastened to the facade of her house.


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Postby crusty_bint » Mon Sep 20, 2004 3:57 pm

31 Queen Mary Ave, Crosshill

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Postby Apollo » Mon Sep 20, 2004 4:55 pm

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These lamps were originally referred to as bailies lamps. In olden days, bailies (senior elected councillors) could expect to have a special gas lamp installed outside their homes, so members of the public would know where they lived. The custom has now largely died out, for reasons of cost, but also because nowadays there is no guarantee that that the bailie won't live twenty storeys up a tower block, rather than an elegant town house
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Postby TC1 » Mon May 09, 2005 12:37 pm

The Queen Mary Avenue Lamps were for Peter McCann.
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Postby Vinny the Mackem » Mon May 09, 2005 4:08 pm

My first boss was an ex-LP and, when coming to fit the lamp-posts, told them to bugger off, so never had the lamps installed!
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Lord provost lamps

Postby Raymond » Tue Oct 04, 2005 10:24 am

Came across this forum only recently. The Lamps in Riddrie were/are in Riddrie Crescent off Riddrie Knowes. I think that they belonged to Sir Myer Galpern.
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Postby retired tiger » Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:01 pm

He lived on Great Western Road about half a mile west of Anniesland Cross.
He was the first Jewish Lord Provost of Glasgow.
Photies will be took if his lamps are still there.
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Tenemental Lamps

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:45 pm

There was a pair on the South Side that hung ootside a close.
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Re: Tenemental Lamps

Postby crusty_bint » Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:02 pm

Dexter St. Clair wrote:There was a pair on the South Side that hung ootside a close.


Prince Edward St? Page one of this thread?
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:39 am

The very ones Crusty, Thanks for the photograph. I'm still trying to recall who was the Lord Provost or does it go back to the days of the Baillies.

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