Glasgow West End: Jim's West End Photo Diary July 2000

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15th July 2000

Kelvinside and Hillhead Parish Church

I have been out and about taking photos over the last couple of weeks but just have not had the time to post them up on the site - so todays contributions are a real mixture. Above you can see yet another photograph of Kelvinside and Hillhead Parish Church - and why not? It is a beautiful building.

Kirklee Hotel

The Kirklee Hotel has a very attractive entrance - the owners have obviously taken time to make sure it looks atractive. I did not ask their permision to take this photograph but I'm sure they would not mind - it is a bit of free publicity after all.

Some photos of West End railings!

West End Railings

West End Railings

West End Railings

West End Railings

A few weekends ago we ( i.e myself and Pat) took a trip down to Ayr - this is our view as we sat on the sands with our backs against the sea wall. As you can see it was perfect seaside weather.

Sand and Sky at Ayr beach

One thing that working on this Web site has taught me is that the West End of Glasgow is full of talented, friendly and endlessly interesting characters. Henry Kelly writer of - among other books - Scottish Ceramics, is the latest local to demonstrate this fact. A big personality and boundless enthusiasiasm for Scottish Ceramics, art and local history - and a keen eye for a bargain when it comes to picking up the next item for his huge collection.

Henry Kelly

Ceramic Cat

July 1st 2000


Did you know the there are allotments right in the heart of the West End? We certainly didn't - untill we spotted the allotments Open Day Event in the West End Festival Programme. As someone who was almost heading for a career in horticulture as a teenager it sparked my interest - so we had to go along for a look.

It's just as well we did because we met some pretty interesting characters on our wander around and came back with bags full of home grown produce which was on sale. We were also given samples by the generous allotment holders. Ian Cameron, whom you can see below trying to steal Pat away from me (just joking), was particularly friendly and generous; rhubarb, lettuces shallots, and a young cabbage plant(?) all went in to the plastic bags to be transported home. We also bought some fabulous honey.

Ian Cameron and Pat

We had a chat with Frampton Eadie - who looked and acted remarkably sprightly for his alleged 77years. He had enough energy left over after tending his own plot to keep more than a few local gardens and hedges in good condition.

Frampton Eadie

I took some pictures, of course, as we admired the plots, the people and the relaxed 'allotment holders lifestyle'. We were so impressed that we put our names down for a plot. I don't think we will be hearing anything back for a good few years yet - as there was already a waiting list as long as your arm. Still it's something to look forward to and we will certainly be back for another look around.

Allotment and Watering Can


Collecting Water for the Allotment

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Aye, it's an excellent site to visit. I love the style of the photos and the layout. Well done. I came across it by accident while trying to compile my own website, very refreshing.
--Colin Kirkwood ( colin at ckirkwood dot com ) from Ayr, Scotland on 18.8.2002; 19:23:50 Uhr

I think this is my favourite site ever - stumbled across via glasgow botanics site. I love the botanics and kibble and its a very special place that we hardly ever manage to visit - the site is like being there!
--GFERGUSON ( gilly at ferguson dot fsnet dot co dot uk ) from Scotland on 27.3.2001; 22:10:21 Uhr

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