Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby PEBBLES » Mon Nov 17, 2008 1:15 am

HI PEEJAY

WOT GREAT MEMORIES ...

HI CURLY SUE

ILLISTRATIONS ARE BRILLIANT SPOT ON CHAPEL HALL AND HOUSEHILL PARK

CURLY SUE LOOK FORWARD TO SEEING MORE OF YOUR ILLISTRATIONS

KEEP POSTING THEM THERE GREAT TO LOOK AT, AND FOND MEMORIES OF THE AREA BACK THEN

BRILLIANT.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby peejay1312 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:56 pm

hi curly sue, pebbles and everyone else xx yes i can remember a few tarzan swings at the park in my time i remember one in the meadow (on the barrhead road side) where i fell off and winded myself haha i thought i was dying at the time it was soooo sore :) , anyhow i took some photos of what remains of the old irony theres not much the stone foundations
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby peejay1312 » Mon Nov 17, 2008 9:58 pm

can anyone remember the wee island that was in the burn??? was it called DD'S OR DEAD MANS island or something like that?
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Geo149 » Tue Nov 18, 2008 1:40 pm

Hi all, this thread just keeps getting better. Peejay i to remember having my confirmation disco in St Roberts hall :)
I was brought up in Newfield Square which in its day was a great place to stay and play, saying the only thing to spoil it all was when the Parky chased you from having a sidey in the putty :).
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby onyirtodd » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:28 pm

Geo149 wrote:Hi all, this thread just keeps getting better. Peejay i to remember having my confirmation disco in St Roberts hall :)
I was brought up in Newfield Square which in its day was a great place to stay and play, saying the only thing to spoil it all was when the Parky chased you from having a sidey in the putty :).


What's a confirmation disco?
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Tue Nov 18, 2008 5:47 pm

It comes after the Christening Disco and the First Holy Communion Disco: only difference is the Archbishop DJs the Confirmation disco.
"I before E, except after C" works in most cases but there are exceptions.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby curly sue » Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:38 pm

Due to my inexperience of posting, I have had to re-post the below illistrations.

The first one is of the "Playhut" which was situated in the middle of the Househill Park in the 70s.

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The next one is of the unusual "Chain Tree" please note the brickwork in the bottom of the tree, the stone boat and the sand pit, far right of the illistration just outside the fence is the fossil "Petrified" tree.

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View of the Stoney Bridge From the meadow, between the Househill Park and the Barrhead Road.

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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Alex Glass » Tue Dec 09, 2008 9:28 pm

St Robert's Church Hall, Peat Road

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Peat Road Houses

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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Bombardier » Sat Dec 13, 2008 5:29 pm

Hi Alex, many thanks for the photographs of the Church Hall and the Houses on Peat Rd. The Church Hall hasn't changed much except that there used to be a wall round it (which we sat on, waiting for the "Scramble") and I see that the Lane has been fenced off, that used to be our shortcut to Househill Park. In the 50s and 60s, before Betting Shops were legalised, there used to be Bookies Runners, one such gentleman stood at the end of the Lane, near the entrance to the Park collecting Betting Slips - I don't know if he hung around long enough to pay out the winners!! I remember my Pal lived in one of those Houses in your photograph, I got up one morning to find that the entire family had done a Moonlight Flit - I haven't seen him since!
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Alex Glass » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:13 pm

The lane was fenced off some years ago because of the amount of dumping that was taking place.

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Where you by chance heading fr here Bombardier?

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I am sure I have a photo of the other end of the lane through the park I will look it out and post it up soon.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Alex Glass » Sat Dec 13, 2008 9:24 pm

The other end of the lane through Househill Park from Peat Road.

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View of the park from the end of the lane

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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Bombardier » Fri Dec 19, 2008 5:24 pm

Alex, that was exactly the spot I was heading for, doesn't seem to be much change, apart from the Lane being fenced off. Very good photographs, thank you.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby curly sue » Mon Jan 05, 2009 10:48 pm

Hi everyone and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to you all.

Hope you have had a great start to the year, and that it lasts the whole year through :D
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Bombardier » Fri Jan 09, 2009 4:26 pm

:) And all the very best to you and yours, Curly Sue.
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Re: Pollok, Househill and Hurlet

Postby Carol-Anne » Wed Jan 21, 2009 12:47 am

Hi Kiwi2 what part of NZ are you in? I have lived in Auckland since 1966.

Have just discovered this forum. I lived in Roughmussel in the 50's and 60's, just by the Hurlet, and went to Levern Primary School . I was in the first intake to the new secondary school, Craigbank, which I understand was demolished because of falling roles - no doubt due to the mass exodus of we baby boomers - and then rebuilt fairly recently. Before the new secondary school was built we travelled all over the place to access the various annexes widely spread throughout the neighbourhood.
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