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6 hours ago, Cookie Monster said:

Depends on your outlook on life. emoji848.png


Hell yeah. emoji23.png

There is no outlook on life whereby losing your virginity to Faraway could be presented as good. 🤣

There's polishing a turd and then there's that.

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Camphill in Foxbar opened in August 1968 as did the Institution I was being educated in although it had turned into a High School?  As for football boots on a blaze pitch - what else could you wear?  There wasn't a range of sports shoes available in those days.  My first football boots circa 1963 had a moulded sole, covered the ankles and a round toe (and were about two sizes too big so I could grow into them).   I didn't get a "low cut", 6 stud boot (Mitre) until about 1967 and they lasted after leaving school and my final pair were early 70's (Slazenger I think) playing works football till the mid 70's when I knackered my knee and was told I could get a cartilage operation in about 7 or 8 years on the NHS if the pain got so bad I had trouble sleeping?  They said it was the fault of low cut football boots.  Only other options were gym shoes and baseball boots and try kicking a Mouldmaster with either of these.

I did get a pair of Adidas trainers in 1969 (Samba?) but they were part of the "hippy a bit" fashion scene and the never kicked a ball at that price??

 

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19 hours ago, Slarti said:

Yeah, all I'm really picking up from this discussion is that there are a lot if auld cunts on this forum. emoji1787.png

Too right.

And you're right up there with us!

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4 hours ago, rabuddies said:

Camphill in Foxbar opened in August 1968 as did the Institution I was being educated in although it had turned into a High School?  As for football boots on a blaze pitch - what else could you wear?  There wasn't a range of sports shoes available in those days.  My first football boots circa 1963 had a moulded sole, covered the ankles and a round toe (and were about two sizes too big so I could grow into them).   I didn't get a "low cut", 6 stud boot (Mitre) until about 1967 and they lasted after leaving school and my final pair were early 70's (Slazenger I think) playing works football till the mid 70's when I knackered my knee and was told I could get a cartilage operation in about 7 or 8 years on the NHS if the pain got so bad I had trouble sleeping?  They said it was the fault of low cut football boots.  Only other options were gym shoes and baseball boots and try kicking a Mouldmaster with either of these.

I did get a pair of Adidas trainers in 1969 (Samba?) but they were part of the "hippy a bit" fashion scene and the never kicked a ball at that price??

 

In a very literal way given what there is available now, blaze pitches were all weather. Mind you when the athletics track appeared that was my cue to start to find ways to get out of the horror of athletics. 

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9 minutes ago, Cumbriansaint72 said:

In a very literal way given what there is available now, blaze pitches were all weather. Mind you when the athletics track appeared that was my cue to start to find ways to get out of the horror of athletics. 

Not always.

I remember playing a school league match on a completely unplayable blaze pitch which was half covered in two inches of solid ice and the game went ahead. I was the only one without trainers and played with studs. I was like a newborn baby deer. Couldn't run, couldn't stop, couldn't turn. Amazing what kids were forced to play in those days.

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Just now, oaksoft said:

Not always.

I remember playing a school league match on a completely unplayable blaze pitch which was half covered in two inches of solid ice and the game went ahead. I was the only one without trainers and played with studs. I was like a newborn baby deer. Couldn't run, couldn't stop, couldn't turn. Amazing what kids were forced to play in those days.

Character building😂

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12 minutes ago, Desperately Seeking Susans said:

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Wow!  the Afton’s getting another name change by the look of it!

is that the sem-mythical view of Wardrop Steet’s North end that you sought?

 

 

ps 

just noticed that pesky flying saucer still hovering above Barr Street!

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21 minutes ago, Slarti said:
31 minutes ago, Desperately Seeking Susans said:
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Canal Street at Causeyside?

Yes Sir.

19 minutes ago, antrin said:

Wow!  the Afton’s getting another name change by the look of it!

is that the sem-mythical view of Wardrop Steet’s North end that you sought?

 

 

ps 

just noticed that pesky flying saucer still hovering above Barr Street!

Nearly.  The tenements on the left are being built, it seems, according to the picture description.

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38 minutes ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Robertson's Jam factory just peeking through ton the left, Wellington Bar on the right.

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Any idea a year for this?

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1 hour ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

That's the south end of Wardrop St. As I told you only last week (and you replied!!!) the north end of Wardrop St is the junction with George St.

Fuxake!!!

I'm sorry!  :lol:

I even THOUGHT about it so I widnae f**kup again.  Sheesh!

 

Of course, it IS!

No more views of Wardrop Street, please.  I don't want to disappear up my own err(or)se...

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1 hour ago, HSS said:

Any idea a year for this?

Tram lines still on the ground, but I can't really see the power lines above - so after the last tram in 1957, but before they lifted the tramlines and/or covered the causey/cobbles...?

 

And from comparing the following old maps it's also  before 1969, and maybe around 1961. And the wee boy on the right has LONG trousers/jeans..

I blew it up but can't read the newspaper hoardings for further clues.

Side by side georeferenced maps viewer - Map images - National Library of Scotland (nls.uk)

 

Someone must know when those buildings were demolished?

And Stirling Street vanished.

Bonzo lived nearby.  Ask him...  :)

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