Lord Provost's lamplights?

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Postby possilonian » Thu Oct 06, 2005 9:03 pm

Hi All Hillend Road Lambhill I believe had them when David Hodge ? was Lord Provost Cheers Possilonian
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Postby Bonz » Thu Oct 06, 2005 10:56 pm

I'm sure a house in Renfrew has a pair of these planted ootside it. Can anyboady shed some light? (nae pun intended)
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Postby Alex Glass » Sun Mar 05, 2006 2:43 pm

Sorry to jump in so late. Great to see some of the locations of previous Lord Provost's lamps and the fact that some people remember the Lord Provost.

As a Ruchazie boy I passed the LP/LPs just off Riddrie Knowes many times. The house was previously the residence of Donald Liddle

http://theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSS00035

I beleive they were still at the house long after he lived there.
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Provost's House?

Postby onyirtodd » Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:41 pm

Can anyone confirm that, at one time, an official residence came with the job of Lord Provost. The double fronted building at 194 Bath Street was mentioned in this context but it may have been an urban myth.
A few years back it certainly had a glass domed ceiling to the rear which I was told had been the ballroom.
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Postby Apollo » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:53 pm

I'd go with myth, as the books I have all referred to Baillie Lamps being installed or removed from the office holder's own residence, but I'll be interested to see if anyone comes up with anything else.
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Postby Fat Cat » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:28 am

Alex Glass wrote:Sorry to jump in so late. Great to see some of the locations of previous Lord Provost's lamps and the fact that some people remember the Lord Provost.

As a Ruchazie boy I passed the LP/LPs just off Riddrie Knowes many times. The house was previously the residence of Donald Liddle

http://theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSS00035

I beleive they were still at the house long after he lived there.


Think they are still there.

Where in Ruchazie? I lived in Gartcraig Road for years.
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Postby Alex Glass » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:52 am

Hi Cat

Would you beleive Gartcraig Road. in the fives next to the wooden bridge that became the flyover at the M8.

Attended Ruchazie Primary, was in the BB at Ruchazie Parish Church upto 1977. I left Ruchazie in 1982 but my mum and dad were there till 1999.
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Postby Fat Cat » Mon Mar 06, 2006 11:57 am

Alex Glass wrote:Hi Cat

Would you beleive Gartcraig Road. in the fives next to the wooden bridge that became the flyover at the M8.

Attended Ruchazie Primary, was in the BB at Ruchazie Parish Church upto 1977. I left Ruchazie in 1982 but my mum and dad were there till 1999.


Was Betty Glass your mother?
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Postby Alex Glass » Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:34 pm

Got it in one Cat.

She is doing well living in Ayr near the beach.
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Postby Fat Cat » Mon Mar 06, 2006 1:39 pm

We lived next door. Small world indeed.
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Postby Ronnie » Tue Mar 14, 2006 11:32 pm

Fat Cat wrote:We lived next door. Small world indeed.


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Postby Alex Glass » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:03 am

Hi Ronnie

Its a very small world we live in. With the wonders the internet we are all bought closer together.
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Postby Ronnie » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:14 am

Alex Glass wrote:Hi Ronnie

Its a very small world we live in. With the wonders the internet we are all bought closer together.


Hi Alex
You are quite right. Even after 12 years on the internet, I still keep being gobsmacked by the connections that can be made, and the information that individual people are willing to post that links with information I already know.
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Postby Alex Glass » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:36 am

Cleeves Road now that is spooky.

When and where? I just move to Cleeves two years ago.

I have made some family connections on the internet. And met cousins I didn't until I found them whilst doing Family History Research.
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Postby Alex Glass » Mon Apr 10, 2006 11:48 am

DJB wrote:
Mark wrote:There is one at Danes Drive (directly opposite the playfields at Scotstoun Leisure centre - just as you come over the bridge from Westland Drive), when I was a postman I was always curious to find out why they where there. It is a corner house and the lights are mounted into the street outside the gate of the house.

Mark.


That's Alex Mosson's lovely pair!


Here are Alex's lights.
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