The crane can be seen in the background of broadcasts from and also in the backdrop of on. It was commissioned in June 1928 by the , the operators of the port and dock facilities in Glasgow, completed in 1931 and commenced operation in 1932. A 130 tonnes 130 long tons; 140 short tons steam crane was constructed west of the current one in the 1890s, until it was demolished to make way for a proposed bridge crossing between Finnieston Quay and Mavisbank Quay that was never built. Its purpose was to promote the economic, social and environmental regeneration of 13 miles of the River Clyde from Glasgow city centre to Dumbarton. Many of them had balconies or overlooking the street and all were a vast improvement on living conditions in the old Glasgow tenements.
My hubby opted for toasted cheese sandwich on sour dough bread which he thoroughly enjoyed. I saw the heavy machinery. The contract to build the crane did not go to , who had significant experience in dock cranes, and built a number of other cranes along the Clyde including the , although Arrol was involved in the design of the foundations. The Cranhill Arts Project, possibly better known to more non-residents than to locals, goes from strength to strength, but the most famous local landmark is the Cranhill , at the corner of Stepps Rd and Bellrock St. At the time it was the largest hammerhead crane in Europe. The crane was used for loading cargo, in particular , onto ships to be exported around the world. I was in at the weekend for the 2017 , but before I travelled back down south, I spent Monday visiting some of the coffee shops that had sprung up since my last visit, back in 2015 for the previous.
It was linked to the Stobcross Railway and was last used for the 1987 Glasgow Garden Festival when a giant locomotive made of straw was hung beneath it and fireworks were fired from it. In more recent years, a number of and homes have been built. However, for the day of my visit, Gillian had a very special Fazenda Chapada from Brazil, roasted by. The docks serviced by the crane were closed in 1969, and have since been filled in and redeveloped. As the children grew older, local secondary schools were needed, the first being Lightburn Secondary across the Edinburgh Rd in Torphin Crescent, Greenfield. At its peak, Cranhill Secondary had a roll of some 1300, but both secondaries in Cranhill were razed in the early 1990s and replaced by private housing estates.
It has a lifting capacity of 175 tons, and could perform a full rotation in three and a half minutes. Archived from on 26 April 2014. Cranhill Park was built in the centre of the scheme and became the heart and lungs of the community. This was modelled on Scotland's first credit union, the Western Credit Union now Drumchapel Credit Union established by Bert Mullen in 1970. The coffee was strong and tasty just what we needed we where planning on trying one of the sweet treats but sadly we were full!! Gregory's Secondary School which later became st.
Most of the streets are named after and include , Gantock Crescent, , , Skerryvore Road, Startpoint Street, and Toward Road. The main street, running east-west through the entire estate, is. The aim is to have a different roaster on espresso and filter, although at the moment Dear Green is on both, with a Guatemalan espresso and a Brazilian filter. The Tenants' Association hall provided an early focus for social events and a Community Centre was opened around 1980. Archived from on 7 April 2014.
Bus routes were extended through the scheme to make it easier for people to travel for work or pleasure, to the or the nearby shopping areas of and. It is 175 ft high with a 152 ft jib which could make a full revolution, of 1,000 ft at the tip of the jib, in 3½ minutes. After Wyllie's death in May 2012, a giant question mark was suspended from the crane in an acknowledgement of his work. . The two original nursery schools, Bellrock Nursery and Lamlash Nursery, are now also closed.
Unsourced material may be challenged and. An annual carnival was held, with a visiting fairground and food outlets. In 2016, Glasgow City Council outlined masterplans for the development of the Greater Easterhouse area including Cranhill over the next 20 years. It is one of four such cranes on the Clyde, after the was demolished in 2007, and one of only eleven giant cantilever cranes remaining worldwide. The crane in September 1957 Queens Dock was opened in August 1877 as a 61 acres 25 ha for exporting goods from the centre of Glasgow. It can be ascended either by a steel staircase or an electric lift, the only example of such a personnel lift in Britain.
The old North Rotunda of the Glasgow Harbour Tunnels stands near by. All five original primary schools are now closed and demolished. A former ironmongers on Argyle Street, this tiny outlet specialises in responsibly sourced quality vegan and vegetarian food — with food and drink provided by a line-up of independent vendors. Gillian told me that he used to poke sticks through the false, plastic walls behind the counter. No-one knew what they were made of, but the rainwater puddles were green! The carnival, however, was stopped in the mid-1980s due to ignored safety regulations which led to some serious accidents, including a near fatal head injury of a 3-year-old child. It is no longer in working order, but is retained as a symbol of the city's engineering heritage. So will need to come back another time.
For many of the families who moved in, this was their first access to green fields and nearby farms, and the playing areas were paradise compared to the rat-infested back-courts which the children had formerly suffered. Nevertheless, a favourite play area was the 'Sugarolly Mountains', substantial hills made from chemical dumped by the side of the canal on the site now occupied by the high flats and featured in the lyrics of. In the 1980s, it was a hardware store, where the owner, then a young boy, served behind the counter with his father. It featured an 18-hole course famous for the its sloping terrain , tennis courts and a bowling green. We are trying out different foods, developing a healthier lifestyle and the vegan options here are great.