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Job No.86/20
25-06-2016, 16:32
Does anyone have any information on who designed/ built the gates and do drawings exist anywhere that anyone knows about?

Cheers Bears

Jan Fabel
25-06-2016, 16:56
They would probably have been part of Archibal Leitch's design for the old Ibrox Park. If the plans for this still exist you might find them there.

Cyberniv
25-06-2016, 17:02
http://www.therangersstandard.co.uk/index.php/articles/club-history/234-the-old-lady-of-edmiston-drive

Mentioned in this interesting article on Ibrox, but not much more.

NorseGod
25-06-2016, 17:13
http://www.therangersstandard.co.uk/index.php/articles/club-history/234-the-old-lady-of-edmiston-drive

Mentioned in this interesting article on Ibrox, but not much more.

The famous blue and white wrought-iron gates were built to Leitch's specification in 1928. The original gates now stand at the corner of the Broomloan Road Stand and the Main Stand. This wasn't always the case, however. As the pictures show the original gates were positioned at the Copland Road end until the Club Deck renovations began. They were moved and placed where they reside to this day, and a vastly inferior imitation is now situated between the Copland and Main Stand.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2lxea9y.jpg

Job No.86/20
25-06-2016, 17:28
http://www.therangersstandard.co.uk/index.php/articles/club-history/234-the-old-lady-of-edmiston-drive

Mentioned in this interesting article on Ibrox, but not much more.

excellent article Cyberniv, thanks a lot,
thanks Jan and Norsegod

cumbriabear
25-06-2016, 17:44
The famous blue and white wrought-iron gates were built to Leitch's specification in 1928. The original gates now stand at the corner of the Broomloan Road Stand and the Main Stand. This wasn't always the case, however. As the pictures show the original gates were positioned at the Copland Road end until the Club Deck renovations began. They were moved and placed where they reside to this day, and a vastly inferior imitation is now situated between the Copland and Main Stand.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2lxea9y.jpg

Night and day really.

Embra Bear
25-06-2016, 18:04
A very interesting piece of info about the gates there. I have walked past both sets of gates 100's of times but never really thought about the ones at main stand/Broomloan end being the original ones but you can see massive differences in the photos.

blueismycolour
25-06-2016, 18:06
Night and day really.

The way Murray threw our money about, you'd have thought he would have commissioned a better set of gates and left the original ones in their original position, all be it just around the corner, it's wee details like this, that really gets to me. But when you have people that don't understand our heritage coming in and they start to pish around this is sadly what you get.

Wilton_Bear
25-06-2016, 18:13
I didn't realise the gates were so different. A shame that the new ones aren't an exact replica of the original ones.

Job No.86/20
25-06-2016, 18:16
The way Murray threw our money about, you'd have thought he would have commissioned a better set of gates and left the original ones in their original position, all be it just around the corner, it's wee details like this, that really gets to me. But when you have people that don't understand our heritage coming in and they start to pish around this is sadly what you get.

aye, it's funny he never commissioned a lot of steel work around the ground,

in that laundering way of his!!!

Yoda
25-06-2016, 18:29
What was there before the modern ones before the club deck was built?

heed
25-06-2016, 18:31
Good read that. Some interesting stuff.

Yoda
25-06-2016, 18:38
http://i64.tinypic.com/8zkzk3.jpg
What gates filled the other corner when these ones lived at the Copland end?

andronian1976
25-06-2016, 18:47
You would think that the club should get a replica gate put in the other corner. It would look class if both gates matched.

cumbriabear
25-06-2016, 18:56
http://i64.tinypic.com/8zkzk3.jpg
What gates filled the other corner when these ones lived at the Copland end?

I hate those aluminium plates,totally ruins the effect.

Bob Agg
25-06-2016, 18:59
Here's the Foreman who presided over the installation of the gates in 1928, Mr. McKay, posing proudly just after work had been completed. The photo was sent to me by a Bear in the USA, I think either he or a family member were neighbours with family of Mr. McKay...

http://i67.tinypic.com/fute6p.jpg

cumbriabear
25-06-2016, 19:05
http://i64.tinypic.com/8zkzk3.jpg
What gates filled the other corner when these ones lived at the Copland end?

If i remember right it was just a brick wall with the turnstiles.Iwill look through my old pics. I would love to post a pic if i find one but its beyond my skills at the moment:(

weebear
25-06-2016, 19:05
They are a thing of beauty.

andronian1976
25-06-2016, 19:07
http://a63.tinypic.com/300fza8.jpg

Tried to highlight this a bit

theflyinghippo
25-06-2016, 19:08
When I was up for a look at the new banners at the shop, me and the wean had a walk round the stadium and the old gates could do with some repair work. They are getting quite rusty with some large holes in places.

andronian1976
25-06-2016, 19:12
http://a68.tinypic.com/juthkn.jpg

I know it's not the same location but merged both pics

Cyberniv
25-06-2016, 19:18
Turnstyles and a wall at this time. Pre 1978. That does look like a sliding gate, for exiting.


http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/cyberniv/IbroxOld1a_zpskakqu9hu.jpg (http://s387.photobucket.com/user/cyberniv/media/IbroxOld1a_zpskakqu9hu.jpg.html)

jimbo.b
25-06-2016, 19:44
http://i64.tinypic.com/8zkzk3.jpg
What gates filled the other corner when these ones lived at the Copland end?


The red brick facia continued unbroken from the main stand effectively to the corner of Broomloan road.
Within that length of the wall were turnstiles allowing entry to the enclosure and the Broomloan road terracing.
If memory serves the last twenty or so yards of the structure was in fact a public toilet, back in the day the Council had to provide " public facilities" every couple of miles and there wasn't one anywhere else in the area.
Rangers F C was looking after Public needs even way back then.

devondave1873
25-06-2016, 19:57
When the new stands were built a similar set of gates were at the Broomloan corner although I think they said plc at the end.

fairs fair
25-06-2016, 20:46
Does anyone know what font it is? I love it, it was used in matchday programme too

finlay bear
25-06-2016, 23:41
Now we've got decent Rangers people on the board I hope the original blue gates are returned to the Copland road end, tradition & all that.

HateleyScores
25-06-2016, 23:53
Great thread with some info new to me and others it would appear. The gates at the Copland are a poor imitation, maybe something the club can look at in the future?

andronian1976
26-06-2016, 01:45
Turnstyles and a wall at this time. Pre 1978. That does look like a sliding gate, for exiting.


http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/cyberniv/IbroxOld1a_zpskakqu9hu.jpg (http://s387.photobucket.com/user/cyberniv/media/IbroxOld1a_zpskakqu9hu.jpg.html)

http://a67.tinypic.com/29krm7t.jpg

There is the picture of old Ibrox without the watermark just incase anyone wants it

britain
26-06-2016, 06:45
The famous blue and white wrought-iron gates were built to Leitch's specification in 1928. The original gates now stand at the corner of the Broomloan Road Stand and the Main Stand. This wasn't always the case, however. As the pictures show the original gates were positioned at the Copland Road end until the Club Deck renovations began. They were moved and placed where they reside to this day, and a vastly inferior imitation is now situated between the Copland and Main Stand.

http://i64.tinypic.com/2lxea9y.jpg

A very good summary. Cheers.

britain
26-06-2016, 06:46
http://a67.tinypic.com/29krm7t.jpg

There is the picture of old Ibrox without the watermark just incase anyone wants it

Cheers for posting. Not surprisingly I'll have a copy:D

90minsofmadness
26-06-2016, 06:47
I didn't realise the gates were so different. A shame that the new ones aren't an exact replica of the original ones.

I think its better that they're not personally. Keeps the originals a cut above.

britain
26-06-2016, 06:48
Here's the Foreman who presided over the installation of the gates in 1928, Mr. McKay, posing proudly just after work had been completed. The photo was sent to me by a Bear in the USA, I think either he or a family member were neighbours with family of Mr. McKay...

http://i67.tinypic.com/fute6p.jpg

Great photo Bob.

Hope you don't mind me copying this onto Old Ibrox Pre 1978 .

Fingers1873
26-06-2016, 06:56
Turnstyles and a wall at this time. Pre 1978. That does look like a sliding gate, for exiting.


http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/cyberniv/IbroxOld1a_zpskakqu9hu.jpg (http://s387.photobucket.com/user/cyberniv/media/IbroxOld1a_zpskakqu9hu.jpg.html)

The sliding gate would have been for vehicle access to the stadium. Maintenance equipment and later invalid cars that used to be trackside in the 60's / 70's

Northampton Lodger
26-06-2016, 07:01
Turnstyles and a wall at this time. Pre 1978. That does look like a sliding gate, for exiting.


http://i387.photobucket.com/albums/oo320/cyberniv/IbroxOld1a_zpskakqu9hu.jpg (http://s387.photobucket.com/user/cyberniv/media/IbroxOld1a_zpskakqu9hu.jpg.html)

As a teenager you didn't appreciate Ibrox as much then as you do now. We would make the short walk from where the buses parked and then straight into the Rangers end. No memories at all of doing one last wander round the old stadium or even standing there one Saturday thinking this will be the last time I stand here. Strangely remember lots of games at the half built Ibrox. Juventus being the stand out.

masterblue
26-06-2016, 07:41
Bob Agg could you find out the Company Mr McKay worked for?
Iam interested in the company who fabricated the gates,back then.
Although Leitch designed the stadium,those gates look like the art work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Its rippin right oot those gates!

Humbug
26-06-2016, 08:52
Bob Agg could you find out the Company Mr McKay worked for?
Iam interested in the company who fabricated the gates,back then.
Although Leitch designed the stadium,those gates look like the art work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.
Its rippin right oot those gates!

Always thought that myself masterblue, if it's not CRM, then there is a very heavy influence of his style.

Found this masterblue https://canmore.org.uk/collection/741143 given that CRM died in 1928 they were not designed by him.

graham hanna
26-06-2016, 09:45
An interesting read! Some good info

munkoomccoist
26-06-2016, 10:05
Great thread. Thanks to everyone who had input.
I've not had a tour of Ibrox for years. Might have to book one in to show the missus and kids the next time I'm in Glasgow.

masterblue
26-06-2016, 11:05
Always thought that myself masterblue, if it's not CRM, then there is a very heavy influence of his style.

Found this masterblue https://canmore.org.uk/collection/741143 given that CRM died in 1928 they were not designed by him.

Being a Townhead lad,I read CRM was born in Parson Street,grew up in Dennistoun and attended Allan Glens,which i did myself(City Public).
Thats good enough for me!

Job No.86/20
26-06-2016, 13:15
Here's the Foreman who presided over the installation of the gates in 1928, Mr. McKay, posing proudly just after work had been completed. The photo was sent to me by a Bear in the USA, I think either he or a family member were neighbours with family of Mr. McKay...

http://i67.tinypic.com/fute6p.jpg

thanks for the photo Bob,
great to see a an image taken at the time,
would be good to find out what company Mr. McKay worked for

cumbriabear
26-06-2016, 13:28
The sliding gate would have been for vehicle access to the stadium. Maintenance equipment and later invalid cars that used to be trackside in the 60's / 70's

And to let the crowds out at the end of the game?

jimbo.b
26-06-2016, 16:57
And to let the crowds out at the end of the game?

Or in for "the last twenties" if you are of my vintage.....

Job No.86/20
26-06-2016, 17:07
this is after a wee surfing session, hope they are fit for consumption!!

http://i68.tinypic.com/2vjycl1.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/16hu5xu.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/2ln7rs3.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/iduhit.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/33tmmpj.png

mfgorm
26-06-2016, 17:20
When the stadium was being redeveloped the original gates were resited between the Main and Copland stands. Both sets were removed when the Club Deck was being built and reappeared at the opposite ends when work finished.

Job No.86/20
26-06-2016, 17:43
When the stadium was being redeveloped the original gates were resited between the Main and Copland stands. Both sets were removed when the Club Deck was being built and reappeared at the opposite ends when work finished.

you say 'both sets', were there gates at both ends behind Copland Road?
and if so, was one put back after redevelopment and the other not?
cause they are different now

cumbriabear
26-06-2016, 17:55
Or in for "the last twenties" if you are of my vintage.....

Ha ha used to do it myself:angel:

ardencraig
26-06-2016, 17:59
you say 'both sets', were there gates at both ends behind Copland Road?
and if so, was one put back after redevelopment and the other not?
cause they are different now

no there was only one set of gates

cumbriabear
26-06-2016, 18:03
you say 'both sets', were there gates at both ends behind Copland Road?
and if so, was one put back after redevelopment and the other not?
cause they are different now

Im sure there was only the one set of gates, the originals for some reason ended up between the main stand and broomloan stand and a new set built for the copland/main stand after the club deck was built.It looks as though someone without historical knowledge was in charge of replacing the gates in the correct order.

Job No.86/20
26-06-2016, 18:10
Im sure there was only the one set of gates, the originals for some reason ended up between the main stand and broomloan stand and a new set built for the copland/main stand after the club deck was built.It looks as though someone without historical knowledge was in charge of replacing the gates in the correct order.

good stuff, cheers,

just thought you meant there was another that went missing,

such a beautiful gate

Colonel Mitchelburne
26-06-2016, 18:40
you say 'both sets', were there gates at both ends behind Copland Road?
and if so, was one put back after redevelopment and the other not?
cause they are different now

There ws only one at the Copland between it and the main stand the other side between the enclosure exit 13 was a sliding wooden gate
and I don't think there was any blue gates at the Broomloan end just a sliding gate for exiting

GaryBolan
26-06-2016, 19:13
http://i41.tinypic.com/m7s4m.jpg

I seem to remember an article in The Rangers News years back about the bluebells on the original gate. It was written in a way that would suggest that it's not common knowledge they are there?? When I look at photos I can't understand why they published it as news as they're pretty obvious?

cumbriabear
26-06-2016, 19:23
Maybe it wasnt i would reckon quite a number of my mates wouldnt know either,i didnt know until i went on the pre 78 ibrox thread a load of years ago:D

be11y
26-06-2016, 21:23
Are the gates unique to Ibrox, or are there similar at any of the other stadiums that Leitch designed?

be11y
26-06-2016, 21:28
Are the gates unique to Ibrox, or are there similar at any of the other stadiums that Leitch designed?

lothiantrueblue
26-06-2016, 22:51
http://i66.tinypic.com/2qlhic1.png

Bearman
26-06-2016, 22:57
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Unshaven/POTY.png

britain
27-06-2016, 05:51
http://i41.tinypic.com/m7s4m.jpg

I seem to remember an article in The Rangers News years back about the bluebells on the original gate. It was written in a way that would suggest that it's not common knowledge they are there?? When I look at photos I can't understand why they published it as news as they're pretty obvious?

Another cracking photo of The Gates.

britain
27-06-2016, 05:52
Are the gates unique to Ibrox, or are there similar at any of the other stadiums that Leitch designed?

I'm pretty sure there were gates at Stamford Bridge and possibly Villa Park. Might be wrong though !

britain
27-06-2016, 05:54
this is after a wee surfing session, hope they are fit for consumption!!

http://i68.tinypic.com/2vjycl1.jpg
http://i67.tinypic.com/16hu5xu.jpg
http://i64.tinypic.com/2ln7rs3.jpg
http://i66.tinypic.com/iduhit.jpg
http://i68.tinypic.com/33tmmpj.png

Great photos mate. Cheers.

jimbo.b
27-06-2016, 07:04
this is after a wee surfing session, hope they are fit for consumption!!




http://i68.tinypic.com/33tmmpj.png
Well remember this view, and have fond memories of the now demolished wee dinner hall in the playground.
Flies graveyard and pink custard, a dessert fit for Kings!

britain
27-06-2016, 07:09
Well remember this view, and have fond memories of the now demolished wee dinner hall in the playground.
Flies graveyard and pink custard, a desert fit for Kings!

Primary School dinners of the 1970s !:eek::D:D

blueismycolour
27-06-2016, 09:46
Are the gates unique to Ibrox, or are there similar at any of the other stadiums that Leitch designed?

Not unique to Ibrox, but ours are by far the most impressive and giving Archibald was born in Glasgow, it would be great to think he had a wee leaning towards our club.

Maybe someone can put me right on that one.

As we all know Mr Leitch was synonymous with his football ground designs, just about every top clubs ground in Britain was designed by him back in the day, but again ours was by far the most prestigious. I think the only other grounds main stands that came close to ours are the ones at Villa Park Birmingham and the old main stand at Arsenals ground, that one has now been turned into flats, by far his worst was the one at the Piggery. Of all his great designs he came up with and he gave them that monstrosity, like I said, it would be great to know if he was in fact a Rangers supporter at heart, giving what he gave them.

Anyway getting back to the question above, not a lot of information regarding other gates of his design and again, of the ones I have found, ours are by fat the most impressive again, please see below a few photos of other gates and grounds etc, but there is no place like Ibrox.

Thank you Mr Leitch.

http://i.imgur.com/CGOfBG5.png?1


The gates at Villa Park.


http://i.imgur.com/A1gkbwo.png?1


White Heart Lane.


http://i.imgur.com/R7C3aaT.png?1


The gates/fence at Molineux, Wolves ground, around 1935ish.



And the Piggery in all it's glory.


http://i.imgur.com/Vsjb7uv.png?1


http://i.imgur.com/qekGgIV.png?1


Arsenals main stand as it is today.


http://i.imgur.com/CZJAg0Q.png?1


And to Ibrox and still by far the most impressive football stadium in Britain, say no more.


http://i.imgur.com/fJBUibg.jpg?1




Anybody fancy a wee tour of Ibrox, something I knocked together a few years back, click the link below.

Cheers.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjEQFJ2R

cumbriabear
27-06-2016, 11:31
Not unique to Ibrox, but ours are by far the most impressive and giving Archibald was born in Glasgow, it would be great to think he had a wee leaning towards our club.

Maybe someone can put me right on that one.

As we all know Mr Leitch was synonymous with his football ground designs, just about every top clubs ground in Britain was designed by him back in the day, but again ours was by far the most prestigious. I think the only other grounds main stands that came close to ours are the ones at Villa Park Birmingham and the old main stand at Arsenals ground, that one has now been turned into flats, by far his worst was the one at the Piggery. Of all his great designs he came up with and he gave them that monstrosity, like I said, it would be great to know if he was in fact a Rangers supporter at heart, giving what he gave them.

Anyway getting back to the question above, not a lot of information regarding other gates of his design and again, of the ones I have found, ours are by fat the most impressive again, please see below a few photos of other gates and grounds etc, but there is no place like Ibrox.

Thank you Mr Leitch.

http://i.imgur.com/CGOfBG5.png?1


The gates at Villa Park.


http://i.imgur.com/A1gkbwo.png?1


White Heart Lane.


http://i.imgur.com/R7C3aaT.png?1


The gates/fence at Molineux, Wolves ground, around 1935ish.



And the Piggery in all it's glory.


http://i.imgur.com/Vsjb7uv.png?1


http://i.imgur.com/qekGgIV.png?1


Arsenals main stand as it is today.


http://i.imgur.com/CZJAg0Q.png?1


And to Ibrox and still by far the most impressive football stadium in Britain, say no more.


http://i.imgur.com/fJBUibg.jpg?1




Anybody fancy a wee tour of Ibrox, something I knocked together a few years back, click the link below.

Cheers.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjEQFJ2R
He was a ranger and a mason too.

norm1890
27-06-2016, 12:05
Excellent photos on your tour

cumbriabear
27-06-2016, 12:48
steel workers possibly involved?http://i.imgur.com/L1DU9yK.jpg

cumbriabear
27-06-2016, 12:53
Dont know how to put two pics on one post but possibly here too?http://i.imgur.com/mAkyJZV.jpg

jimbo.b
27-06-2016, 18:00
Primary School dinners of the 1970s !:eek::D:D


Sadly I'm an even older git, 1960s!

Job No.86/20
27-06-2016, 21:07
http://i66.tinypic.com/18yjok.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/x2uqdw.png
http://i65.tinypic.com/30ljqtd
[IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/30ljqtd.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/5eiwqx.jpg

I love those photos

I vaguely remember something written on the earth at the back of the terracing on the reverse side (think is it was at the broomloan end) when my dad used to carry me on his shoulders and sort of remember it on looking back up at the ground on one occasion whilst on his shoulders,

is that right older bears or was I dreaming??

britain
28-06-2016, 06:09
Not unique to Ibrox, but ours are by far the most impressive and giving Archibald was born in Glasgow, it would be great to think he had a wee leaning towards our club.

Maybe someone can put me right on that one.

As we all know Mr Leitch was synonymous with his football ground designs, just about every top clubs ground in Britain was designed by him back in the day, but again ours was by far the most prestigious. I think the only other grounds main stands that came close to ours are the ones at Villa Park Birmingham and the old main stand at Arsenals ground, that one has now been turned into flats, by far his worst was the one at the Piggery. Of all his great designs he came up with and he gave them that monstrosity, like I said, it would be great to know if he was in fact a Rangers supporter at heart, giving what he gave them.

Anyway getting back to the question above, not a lot of information regarding other gates of his design and again, of the ones I have found, ours are by fat the most impressive again, please see below a few photos of other gates and grounds etc, but there is no place like Ibrox.

Thank you Mr Leitch.

http://i.imgur.com/CGOfBG5.png?1


The gates at Villa Park.


http://i.imgur.com/A1gkbwo.png?1


White Heart Lane.


http://i.imgur.com/R7C3aaT.png?1


The gates/fence at Molineux, Wolves ground, around 1935ish.



And the Piggery in all it's glory.


http://i.imgur.com/Vsjb7uv.png?1


http://i.imgur.com/qekGgIV.png?1


Arsenals main stand as it is today.


http://i.imgur.com/CZJAg0Q.png?1


And to Ibrox and still by far the most impressive football stadium in Britain, say no more.


http://i.imgur.com/fJBUibg.jpg?1




Anybody fancy a wee tour of Ibrox, something I knocked together a few years back, click the link below.

Cheers.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsjEQFJ2R

Cheers mate.

britain
28-06-2016, 06:10
steel workers possibly involved?http://i.imgur.com/L1DU9yK.jpg

Love the fact there is a worker in the picture sitting down having a break !:D

cumbriabear
28-06-2016, 06:35
http://i66.tinypic.com/18yjok.jpg
http://i65.tinypic.com/x2uqdw.png
http://i65.tinypic.com/30ljqtd
[IMG]http://i65.tinypic.com/30ljqtd.jpg
http://i63.tinypic.com/5eiwqx.jpg

I love those photos

I vaguely remember something written on the earth at the back of the terracing on the reverse side (think is it was at the broomloan end) when my dad used to carry me on his shoulders and sort of remember it on looking back up at the ground on one occasion whilst on his shoulders,

is that right older bears or was I dreaming??

This any good?http://i.imgur.com/WOkaVXb.jpg

paisleyprod
28-06-2016, 06:44
Pretty interesting thread.

britain
28-06-2016, 06:54
This any good?http://i.imgur.com/WOkaVXb.jpg

No 'D' on edge of the penalty areas.

A cracking picture.

cumbriabear
28-06-2016, 09:07
No 'D' on edge of the penalty areas.

A cracking picture.

The old pavillion top right. pre 1928 so no gates.

britain
29-06-2016, 05:42
This any good?http://i.imgur.com/WOkaVXb.jpg

Think this picture ,from memory, is from 1920.

cumbriabear
29-06-2016, 06:35
Think this picture ,from memory, is from 1920.

Were you at the game:confused:;)

britain
29-06-2016, 07:07
Were you at the game:confused:;)

Aye:D

My grandfather very probably was though.

This picture has been posted in the 'Ibrox Pre 1978 Thread' and somebody, possibly Dub, has dated it.

munkoomccoist
29-06-2016, 08:25
Not forgetting old Trafford. Apparently the dug out there was the only piece of the stadium left standing after being bombed. His brief was to design the stadium around that and it still stands to this day. This is why the players at United come in from the corner today as they were asked to open it up for emergency vehicles which they refused to do as it meant demolition of the original dug out.

graham hanna
29-06-2016, 10:52
Some great photos there! Thanks for sharing!

Job No.86/20
29-06-2016, 12:35
This any good?http://i.imgur.com/WOkaVXb.jpg

ha,ha, I'm not that old,

would the writing still have been there early 70's, 73/74/75?

cumbriabear
29-06-2016, 12:48
Ive checked through my photos cant see any much after this im afraid.

britain
30-06-2016, 06:04
ha,ha, I'm not that old,

would the writing still have been there early 70's, 73/74/75?

Check out photos in Ibrox Pre 1978 Thread.

Job No.86/20
30-06-2016, 08:17
ok, will do, thanks, reminds me also of those wee light blue disabled cars around the track, there were lots of them

britain
30-06-2016, 08:52
ok, will do, thanks, reminds me also of those wee light blue disabled cars around the track, there were lots of them

No bother mate.

britain
30-06-2016, 08:54
ha,ha, I'm not that old,

would the writing still have been there early 70's, 73/74/75?

There is a comparison photo on page 148 of 'Ibrox Pre 78' that answers your question.

Bearman
20-02-2017, 02:15
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Unshaven/GN14_2.png

coplandfrontier
20-02-2017, 02:44
I remember lots of fans watching the matches through the gates ! Late 80's!

omar
20-02-2017, 21:15
I hate those aluminium plates,totally ruins the effect.

There has to be something there, to stop people being able to watch the game for free. Originally there was an embankment which obscured the view.

omar
20-02-2017, 21:25
The sliding gate would have been for vehicle access to the stadium. Maintenance equipment and later invalid cars that used to be trackside in the 60's / 70's

The players also used to park their cars on the old gravel track under the stand.

first250worldrecord
20-02-2017, 21:40
Not forgetting old Trafford. Apparently the dug out there was the only piece of the stadium left standing after being bombed. His brief was to design the stadium around that and it still stands to this day. This is why the players at United come in from the corner today as they were asked to open it up for emergency vehicles which they refused to do as it meant demolition of the original dug out.

There's a wee plaque in the old tunnel on which we're mentioned. IIRC it says Leitch moved on to Ibrox for his next job after Old Trafford.

motherwellblue
20-02-2017, 21:43
The sliding gate would have been for vehicle access to the stadium. Maintenance equipment and later invalid cars that used to be trackside in the 60's / 70's

The first arched doorway at the main stand west is where vehicles entered and the driveway alongside west enclosure and west terracing led on to trackside.Sliding doors were exit from west terracing. There was a turnstile at each end of the main stand and you could pay to transfer from terracing to enclosure.

Whitburnbear
20-02-2017, 21:43
http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Unshaven/GN14_2.png

The absolute epitome of Art Deco.

Lovely

munkoomccoist
20-02-2017, 22:08
There's a wee plaque in the old tunnel on which we're mentioned. IIRC it says Leitch moved on to Ibrox for his next job after Old Trafford.

Decent article on him

http://www.fourfourtwo.com/features/meet-archibald-leitch-man-who-invented-football-stadium

big poppa
21-02-2017, 12:08
Not forgetting old Trafford. Apparently the dug out there was the only piece of the stadium left standing after being bombed. His brief was to design the stadium around that and it still stands to this day. This is why the players at United come in from the corner today as they were asked to open it up for emergency vehicles which they refused to do as it meant demolition of the original dug out.

Never knew that about old trafford.

Hamilton Blue Nose
21-02-2017, 12:30
I know the owner of the steel company who made the more modern replica gates.
They also made gates for Hamilton Accies which you can see the striking similarities.

http://i65.tinypic.com/2bz6rs.jpg

I have some pictures somewhere of the replica gates being installed, I'll fish them out and get them posted.

Bearman
24-05-2017, 23:23
I know the owner of the steel company who made the more modern replica gates.
They also made gates for Hamilton Accies which you can see the striking similarities.

http://i65.tinypic.com/2bz6rs.jpg



HBN...

IMO the 'secondary' gates at Ibrox are nothing like the 1928 original, far from it, pretty basic in comparison and generally unspectacular, those Hamilton gates are quite good though and come close to the 'art' of the old gates at Ibrox, they have a certain detail that suggests they may have indeed been based on them.
Sorry, but if that's the same company who produced both the Hamilton and later Rangers gates then I'm Pope Francis!

Bearman
24-05-2017, 23:25
Nice 1600E...

http://i1207.photobucket.com/albums/bb470/Unshaven/gn39_1.png

Kathman2
24-05-2017, 23:45
Hopefully in the future when we are charting calmer waters replacing the modern gates at the Broomloan with something really nice would be a good project for Club1872 to fund.

the_brunton_bear
25-05-2017, 17:04
Not forgetting old Trafford. Apparently the dug out there was the only piece of the stadium left standing after being bombed. His brief was to design the stadium around that and it still stands to this day. This is why the players at United come in from the corner today as they were asked to open it up for emergency vehicles which they refused to do as it meant demolition of the original dug out.

Im sure the players still came out a tunnel in the middle of old trafford right into the 70s and maybe later than that.Watch footage from the game where Denis Law scores for City and Utd get relegated.The players tunnel is definitely in the centre of the stand.

super_ally_the2nd
25-05-2017, 18:22
Im sure the players still came out a tunnel in the middle of old trafford right into the 70s and maybe later than that.Watch footage from the game where Denis Law scores for City and Utd get relegated.The players tunnel is definitely in the centre of the stand.

Pretty sure it was the case until the late 80s

Was the emergency thing not to do with the steepness of the stairs down the central tunnel. It is still there tho

the_brunton_bear
25-05-2017, 19:33
Pretty sure it was the case until the late 80s

Was the emergency thing not to do with the steepness of the stairs down the central tunnel. It is still there tho

Had a look at wiki and the players tunnel closed in 1993.As you say its still there but now known as the Munich tunnel.

Willy7385
25-05-2017, 19:49
Return the original gates to the Copland! Going to take my 4 year old daughter to Ibrox for the first time next season and would love a photo in front of the original gates at the Copland end just like the photos I have of me there in the 80's