The road less travelled

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The road less travelled

Postby Ronnie » Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:49 pm

Howsabout this for a HG day out: we could cross the city (or even criss cross the city) travelling only by lanes. No main streets except to cross them from one part of a lane to another.

Now, these lanes have stories and features of their own. Off the top of my head I can think of lanes where you can see the remains of the De Luxe Theatre (an early cinema), a Charles Rennie Mackintosh building (which does not front on to any main streets) and a pottery studio.

Many lanes have the original coach houses for the mansion in front. Others have cobbled surfaces, hidden gardens and remnants of lost trades.

I quite fancy doing this soon - maybe next Saturday or Sunday.
If this takes off, could one of the mods please move it to the what's on pages, please.
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Postby Fossil » Sun Jun 27, 2004 9:56 pm

....i do this quite a lot Ronnie. But yes I think this could be a good tour say next Saturday?. anything else to bolt on to the trip.

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Postby Ronnie » Sun Jun 27, 2004 10:16 pm

You're an awful man for wanting to super-size a wee day out!
The lanes in the West End (are great for odd houses, coach houses, hidden gardens, abandoned (widescreen, expensive) tellys, garages with posh cars or motorbikes, graffiti and goddess knows what else. There's a red telephone box in the garden of a house behind me. There used to be a cabin cruiser next to it? So maybe we could do the city centre, then Park Circus area, then the West End (mainly north of Great Western Road). With tea and pee stops, of course. Would that do, Mr Greedy? Or would you be wanting a toy with your super-sized happy walk?
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Postby turbozutek » Sun Jun 27, 2004 11:51 pm

Don't get too tired during the day on Saturday Fossy.

Think about next Saturday......

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Postby Fossil » Mon Jun 28, 2004 6:23 pm

:oops: forgot about that :)
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Postby Ronnie » Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:27 pm

Anybody else up for this for this weekend (3-4 July)?
If not, anybody got any ideas for other walks or vistits?
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Postby Sharon » Tue Jun 29, 2004 6:31 pm

Well i do like the idea of doing this a great deal...but this weekend may not be so good for me.

A combination of work and other saturday currently booked stuff really rules me out. :(
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Postby nodrog » Wed Jun 30, 2004 1:00 pm

it does sound good but this weekend is sadly no good for me either...
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Re: The road less travelled

Postby trudger » Sat Jul 03, 2004 9:07 pm

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Postby Ronnie » Sun Jul 04, 2004 2:05 pm

I was thinking of the one up in Garnethill, but yes, there was one in Ruthven Lane. Is it not something else now?
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Postby JayKay » Wed Jul 14, 2004 12:20 pm

Could be wrong, but wasnt there a fire in the one in Ruthven lane a couple of years ago?
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Postby Ronnie » Thu Jul 15, 2004 12:08 am

Yes, and I hear that a guy who was kipping there didn't survive the fire.
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Postby exdurandal » Sun Aug 08, 2004 8:45 pm

wasn't that sulton lane, which runs off ruthven street, rather than ruthven lane, which runs of sulton street? there was a fire on ruthven lane too back in the 80s, in what i believe was a paint shop. most of the building was re-built, but because its a rebuild it means its not saved from being torn down in the next couple of years to make way for some new housing and retail units.
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Postby Ronnie » Sun Aug 08, 2004 9:10 pm

You're right, although the spelling is Saltoun.
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Postby paladin » Sun Jan 30, 2005 1:44 pm

Ronnie wrote:The lanes in the West End (are great for odd houses, coach houses, hidden gardens, abandoned (widescreen, expensive) tellys, garages with posh cars or motorbikes, graffiti and goddess knows what else.


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