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A Community Destroyed
The Springburn Museum was at Ayr Street in the old library between 1986-2001.
With apologies for the poor quality, below are some press cuttings from 1991-2001 which are very critical of the closure, with the blame laid firmly on the shoulders of the Glasgow Council of the day, who were not prepared to find the money to keep it open.
First, they destroyed the houses and shops. Then they moved everyone out so there there was hardly anyone left to protest. Then by pulling the money from the museum, firing the staff they succeeded in wiping out any reference to the history of the area. I suspect that this contempt for Springburn (barring the gorbals) is unprecedented in Scottish social history in terms of the sheer breadth of the destruction.
However, as I learned while driving along Gourlay Street in August 2006,
only to be greeted by a bulldozer wrecking my old house in real time
right in front of my eyes, the blunt truth is they just don't care.
Article from Scotman's Scotland on Sunday March 17th 2002
by Liam McDougall
"'Locomotive City' was once Glasgow's economic heart. Now Springburn is better known for the bad things in life .Can anything get it back on track.
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|springburnman1||STOBHILL||10||Jul 10 2012, 3:47 PM EDT by jinkee|
Thread started: Apr 27 2012, 1:30 PM EDT Watch
My brother informed today that the clock tower in Stobhill Hospital has been pulled down , he was nearly in tears when he told me ..
maybe i missed it but i can't remember reading anything about it coming down .i think it's a disgrace such a iconic tower and ment
so much to Springburn
|springburnman1||STOBHILL||0||Apr 30 2012, 2:21 PM EDT by springburnman1|
Thread started: Apr 30 2012, 2:21 PM EDT Watch
MY STORY ABOVE IS INCORRECT MY BROTHER INFORMED ME THAT THEY HAD PULLED DOWN THE CLOCK TOWER AT STOBHILL
DOWN HE THEN PHONED ME THE NEXT DAY AND TOLD ME THEY HAVE NOT , VERY SORRY FOR WRONG INFO BUT GLAD IT'S NOT TRUE
MY BROTHER I MIGHT ADD IS PARTLY BLIND
|PeterCapaldi||Re: A community destroyed||6||Jun 16 2011, 4:01 AM EDT by flashton|
Thread started: Jun 8 2011, 3:15 PM EDT Watch
I used to live in the top close in Vulcan St. and can clearly remember the railway engines on the low-loaders being hauled up the street and along Springburn Rd. en route to the docks. Alas, no longer! Hyde Park Works have gone; so, too, of course, have most of the docks! Springburn wasn't the best community in the city - but it WAS a community, one with a proud industrial history. Aye, the City Council have a lot to answer for!
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