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Gaffer
28-04-2013, 15:56
Some cracking photo's of Ibrox and the surrounding area.

http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/asearch?search=govan

Dougie Gray
28-04-2013, 16:59
Great link mate. Cheers for posting.

blueismycolour
28-04-2013, 17:03
Great link mate. Cheers for posting.

Likewise, thanks Gaffer.

ally-c
28-04-2013, 17:04
Nice one, cheers for posting

blueismycolour
28-04-2013, 17:12
The exhibition photos are fantastic also.

tanshoes
28-04-2013, 17:16
The Empire Exhibition looks massive. Absolute extravagence. Will need to read up on these buildings to find out what happened to them.

dublinbear
28-04-2013, 17:17
With plane propeller included!

http://i44.tinypic.com/vb11v.jpg

tanshoes
28-04-2013, 17:22
More info:

Despite 1938 being one of the wettest summers on record, the Exhibition attracted 12 million visitors.

An international football competition, the Empire Exhibition Trophy, was held in conjunction with the Exhibition.

Exhibition pavilions were erected on the site, the two largest being the Palace of Engineering and Palace of Industry, and countries in the British Empire contributed their own national pavilions. The Exhibition was masterplanned by Thomas S. Tait, who headed of a team of nine architects, which included Basil Spence and Jack Coia.

The most prominent structure was the Tait Tower (officially the Tower of Empire),470 feet high (143.25 m). Although it was intended to remain as a permanent monument after the exhibition, the tower was demolished in July 1939.

[edit] Legacy

The only major surviving original structure on the site is the Palace of Art.

The former South Africa pavilion with its distinctive curvilinear Dutch Baroque gables also survives. Built as a temporary structure, the building was later moved to Ardeer to become a staff canteen within ICI Ardeer.[1]

The Palace of Engineering was dismantled in 1940, transported to Scottish Aviation at Prestwick and re-erected, dramatically increasing the company's factory floor space. The building is still used by aviation industry today and is a distinctive feature at Prestwick Airport. [2]

ao
28-04-2013, 18:06
Great photos. I notice some comments have been removed. I wonder who might possibly have made comments that need removing :angel:

xelaxela
28-04-2013, 18:08
Thanks for posting this link. I was brought up in Vicarfield St. not far from Ibrox so these photographs really tug at the old heart strings. When I walk along Govan Road to the match I can still see all the ships in the docks and I feel like I am walking on a grave.

kops_11
28-04-2013, 18:09
With plane propeller included!

http://i44.tinypic.com/vb11v.jpg

Love this :)

buddyboy
28-04-2013, 18:13
Good link and some nice photos.

Cheers OP

Larkie_Deek
28-04-2013, 18:17
Great photos. I notice some comments have been removed. I wonder who might possibly have made comments that need removing :angel:



It was all that sevco stuff. I contacted them a couple of months ago and had them removed.

govanknight
28-04-2013, 18:26
Thanks for posting mate.:)

davydumper
28-04-2013, 18:27
thought those pics came from German arial reccy archives, lol

Baloo72
28-04-2013, 18:32
Can anyone zoom in and see what the crest on the side of the main stand says?

:angel:

ao
28-04-2013, 21:02
It was all that sevco stuff. I contacted them a couple of months ago and had them removed.

I know mate, I did the same. There were several comments on the home of "the former Rangers" etc. They're more obsessed with us than their own team!

britain
29-04-2013, 07:52
Can anyone zoom in and see what the crest on the side of the main stand says?

:angel:

Aye very good:D

britain
29-04-2013, 07:52
Great pics amazing how much has changed !

Graeme_N
29-04-2013, 08:08
Wow! that first one is great- http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/download/sites/all/lib/aerofilms-images/public/scotland/SPW019494.jpg

I didn't realise the pitch across the road has been there since the 40's at least- I assumed that was a recent-ish addition- like 70s/80s before I was old enough to go. Must have been for the school I suppose?

Graeme_N
29-04-2013, 08:10
http://www.bing.com/maps/?v=2&cp=t97ytvgn6v26&lvl=17.93&dir=352.57&sty=b&eo=0&form=LMLTCC

Bing is also pretty good for (modern) aerial views- check that out :-)

Whitburnbear
29-04-2013, 08:19
Wow! that first one is great- http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/download/sites/all/lib/aerofilms-images/public/scotland/SPW019494.jpg

I didn't realise the pitch across the road has been there since the 40's at least- I assumed that was a recent-ish addition- like 70s/80s before I was old enough to go. Must have been for the school I suppose?

This is from 1927.

The new (current) main stand construction is under way, if you look closely

frankieboy
29-04-2013, 08:24
Some crackers there mate.

When were they taken,any idea?

It looks like the 40's or 50's to me.

britain
29-04-2013, 11:10
This is from 1927.

The new (current) main stand construction is under way, if you look closely

The dressing rooms and admin office block have already been built.

This was what Archibald Leitch would do, so a clubs playing and administrative work would continue with minimum fuss.

The old pavilion has just been demolished with work on going at the Copland Road Terracing.

Ozbarcode
29-04-2013, 13:06
Can anyone zoom in and see what the crest on the side of the main stand says?

:angel:

This made me laugh. :)

Larry David
29-04-2013, 13:11
Wow! that first one is great- http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/download/sites/all/lib/aerofilms-images/public/scotland/SPW019494.jpg

I didn't realise the pitch across the road has been there since the 40's at least- I assumed that was a recent-ish addition- like 70s/80s before I was old enough to go. Must have been for the school I suppose?

That is a brilliant photo!

ttbluenose
29-04-2013, 14:31
I stole this and cant remember the poster who "owns" it but another absolute cracker!

http://i40.tinypic.com/33421s7.jpg

And another

http://i42.tinypic.com/2zp41sy.jpg

One by day

http://i44.tinypic.com/2cqi4bl.jpg

And an oldie

http://i44.tinypic.com/5fjkzn.jpg

krack182
29-04-2013, 15:30
The Empire Exhibition with a certain Ibrox Park in the background

http://i1090.photobucket.com/albums/i375/krack182/ibrox_zps1fe58f6b.jpg (http://s1090.photobucket.com/user/krack182/media/ibrox_zps1fe58f6b.jpg.html)

s_mac
29-04-2013, 17:59
With plane propeller included!

and without. ;)



http://i.imgur.com/F9GsPIB.jpg

Rabenutam
29-04-2013, 18:13
In the same batch of air photos , there is one of Glasgow Green , where some of our first games were played .

britain
29-04-2013, 18:51
Wow! that first one is great- http://www.britainfromabove.org.uk/sites/default/files/imagecache/download/sites/all/lib/aerofilms-images/public/scotland/SPW019494.jpg

I didn't realise the pitch across the road has been there since the 40's at least- I assumed that was a recent-ish addition- like 70s/80s before I was old enough to go. Must have been for the school I suppose?

That stand was one very similar to the one Chelsea demolished in the early 1970s to make way for their current Main Stand.

Archibald Leitch constructed both Ibrox and Stamford Bridge.