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The storm that saved Glasgow

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Watched this, really interesting. I'm a bit young to remember it but I've read about in the past. As well as the storm it shows the changes in Glasgow in the past 50 years. 

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Glasgow is a cracking city now. My parents are up all the time now from Ayrshire now they've retired and my mum still can't believe the different from when she stayed here in the 70s for Uni.

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7 minutes ago, Orraloon said:

It's hard to believe but, that dump that we call Glasgow is actually the cleaned up version.:yikes3:

Best city in Scotland m8.

By a long stretch.

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2 hours ago, Orraloon said:

It's hard to believe but, that dump that we call Glasgow is actually the cleaned up version.:yikes3:

Dump? Behave yourself. 

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Aye I've hazy memories of being taken on a detour in the 70s to have a look at some of the slums around the Gorbals being demolished. It was like a different world. You could understand the desire to clear them and start again, but as was shown in the programme some of the magnificent buildings that were sacrificed in the name of progress was insane.  Town planners of the 1960s have a lot to answer for...

 

 

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Haven't watched it yet.

I lived in Stirling (St Ninians to be exact up the hill if anyone knows the area) and it was just as devastating there also, Garage roofs flying through the air.

I slept through the whole thing, til my Dad came into my room in middle of the night to say "move over our windows are broken" - apparently I replied "who broke them"...

Next day it just like the clips I have seen of the TV program, slates, fences roofs and sheds everywhere. The forest behind St Ninians where the motorway is now, was flattened  like a giant hand (maybe God.. ) had just brushed them down.

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1 hour ago, Squirrelhumper said:

King Street in Killie/Bus Station being one of the worst ever!!!!

Aye, an absolute travesty that when you look at old photos. I think there were quite a few resignations from the council in protest.

 

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On 1/11/2018 at 12:47 PM, Toepoke said:

Aye I've hazy memories of being taken on a detour in the 70s to have a look at some of the slums around the Gorbals being demolished. It was like a different world. You could understand the desire to clear them and start again, but as was shown in the programme some of the magnificent buildings that were sacrificed in the name of progress was insane.  Town planners of the 1960s have a lot to answer for...

 

 

It could have been even worse if the planners had had the money...the whole centre of Glasgow was due to be flattened and rebuilt with sparkly new buildings.  The only thing that stopped it was the cost. It was a cracking programme - I found it fascinating.

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