The Barras and its future

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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby fourbytwo » Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:57 am

Can I advise the gent who wants to document an active market.....to forget the Barras....!
The Barras has been 'basterdized' to such an extent that it no longer can be truly called 'a market'.
Gone are the bargain clothing that established it as a place for the 'poor' to get cheap items.
Gone are the buskers and dealers whose goods, were always offered at bargain prices...
What we have now is the last remnants of stalls which will disappear at the start of the Commonwealth Games, as it CANNOT BE SEEN that people in Scotland rummage through second-hand clothing etc, simply to survive.
The up-market selling of flats to the 'worthy' will eventually destroy the area, and make it a 'customised area' for items that most people do not need, the likes of fancy lamps, suites and so-called antiques will readily be available.

If you really want the TRUE flavour of Glasgow and the people, you MUST go to the Blochairn Car Boot Sale on each Sunday, where apart from a wide range of 'bargains', you will find many dealers who originated from the Barras,
Therefore proving my point about just how irrelevent, the Barras has become.....
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby brickwall » Wed Oct 27, 2010 5:05 pm

Aye. The Barras ain't what it used to be and I don't think the cooncil liked the image it had. BitTorrent ruined some of the dodgy games you could buy and porn is only a click away. You can buy ex army guff online, although the tool shop is good for odd things.
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Bingo Bango » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:31 am

There is an exhibition being held by http://www.udsu-strath.ac.uk on Tuesday 2nd November, Barras Center, Moncur Street from 3pm until 7pm.

It is a presentation on the initial pieces of work in the study of the area, which will eventually, I believe, inform design proposals for development. The Barras Trust is involved as well.

I am not involved in any way with this, but was sent the flier invite. There will be free biscuits too I believe!
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby fourbytwo » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:23 pm

:roll: THE BEGINNING OF THE END.......... :cry:
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby robertpool » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:35 pm

Bingo Bango wrote:There is an exhibition being held by http://www.udsu-strath.ac.uk on Tuesday 2nd November, Barras Center, Moncur Street from 3pm until 7pm.

It is a presentation on the initial pieces of work in the study of the area, which will eventually, I believe, inform design proposals for development. The Barras Trust is involved as well.

I am not involved in any way with this, but was sent the flier invite. There will be free biscuits too I believe!



do you still have the flyer? please, please tell me you did not thow it out ................. ?

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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby DickyHart » Fri Oct 29, 2010 12:47 pm

Bingo Bango wrote:There is an exhibition being held by http://www.udsu-strath.ac.uk on Tuesday 2nd November, Barras Center, Moncur Street from 3pm until 7pm.

It is a presentation on the initial pieces of work in the study of the area, which will eventually, I believe, inform design proposals for development. The Barras Trust is involved as well.

I am not involved in any way with this, but was sent the flier invite. There will be free biscuits too I believe!



oghhh! free biscuits..will they be real rich tea or fake ones?
Is this gonna be a standup fight, sir, or another bughunt?
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Icecube » Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:48 pm

I was dragged there today by the missus and was disgusted at what the place has become. It reeks of crime and drugs and nothing much worth buying (the pound shops are cheaper and clean).
The Gallowgate is openly sectarian with Irish republican music spewing out of dives masquerading as pubs. Time the polis shut those places down.

Commonwealth Games city? They're having a laugh.
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:12 pm

The last post sums up how I feel about the Barras - I hate the 'music' and the menacing atmosphere the place now holds. Maybe it was once a great place - but I for one, will not be sad at its demise.
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Bingo Bango » Mon Nov 01, 2010 11:32 am

robertpool wrote:
Bingo Bango wrote:There is an exhibition being held by http://www.udsu-strath.ac.uk on Tuesday 2nd November, Barras Center, Moncur Street from 3pm until 7pm.

It is a presentation on the initial pieces of work in the study of the area, which will eventually, I believe, inform design proposals for development. The Barras Trust is involved as well.

I am not involved in any way with this, but was sent the flier invite. There will be free biscuits too I believe!



do you still have the flyer? please, please tell me you did not thow it out ................. ?

Bobby


Alright bobby - I have the flyer as a jpeg but not sure quite how to put it up here.

http://i55.tinypic.com/21aemmt.jpg THIS BETTER WORK!

I will link to an image host for now and if that works all well and good. I don't think you need it to get in right enough, and the info above covers it. Are you anxious about getting a biscuit? :wink:
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby delirium » Sat Nov 06, 2010 1:27 pm

I've just been along to the Barras to take a look at the Supermercado opening in the Barras Centre. Run by the team that organised the big 'Made in the Shade' independent makers markets in the Lighthouse, it's all looking promising and there's a real buzz about it. it's still very early days and there's still quite a few empty units in there. But this along with Chez Camille in time could really give the place the shot of life it needs.

It has got quieter over the last few years. A lot of good stalls have gone and some of the traders just don't seem to want to part with their stock. They go and sit at their stall because they always have and grouch at anyone that shows an interest. And to be frank, some of the 'antiques' are way over priced and with ebay etc people know the prices of things. I have a thing for antique sewing machines. There are loads stashed about the place, many at one particular stall. His prices are way over the odds for what he has, and he doesn't appear to ever sell much from his large patch. Leave it to these old timers and the crooks and yes it will die a death and soon.

Meanwhile, there are a whole lot of young, innovative businesses in Glasgow with little money to spend on promotion or premises. The only way for the Barras to survive is to welcome that with open arms and look to the London markets as models. Get a new generation in to spend money. There's only so long a place can survive on dodgy games, sport socks and laser prints of footballers!
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby RDR » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:25 pm

People who think the Barras was any better years ago are looking through rose tinted specs.
I worked there in the 60's with my dad.
It was and always has been a crime ridden and insanitary dump.
Bulldoze the whole lot.
He advocated for the weak against the strong, the poor against the rich and labour against capital.
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Nov 08, 2010 10:43 pm

RDR wrote:People who think the Barras was any better years ago are looking through rose tinted specs.
I worked there in the 60's with my dad.
It was and always has been a crime ridden and insanitary dump.
Bulldoze the whole lot.



As with much of the past the reality is never as good, or as bad, as we remember it.
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby Rucola » Fri Nov 12, 2010 1:12 am

RDR wrote:Bulldoze the whole lot.


Mr Bruce? Is that you?
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby RDR » Fri Nov 12, 2010 7:16 pm

Rucola wrote:
RDR wrote:Bulldoze the whole lot.


Mr Bruce? Is that you?


Maggie McKiver is that you?
He advocated for the weak against the strong, the poor against the rich and labour against capital.
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Re: The Barras and its future

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Nov 12, 2010 10:44 pm

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