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Started by hb88banzai, May 05, 2013, 10:08 am

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hb88banzai

May 05, 2013, 10:08 am Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 10:13 am by hb88banzai
The Box on the northwest corner of Cathedral Square - A37

This is one of the Glasgow Boxes that has been restored and is still on the streets of Glasgow.

Here's how it looked in July of 1976 --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-July1976.jpg

This is how it looks now, after having been restored and moved to the other side of the footpath --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-SiteAndBoxStreetview.JPG

The spire with scaffolding in the background is Glasgow Cathedral with the buildings now in front of it bordering the Square of fairly recent vintage despite their appearance, as shown by the 1976 photo.

URL:  http://maps.google.com/maps?q=Cathedral+Square,+Glasgow,+UK&hl=en&ll=55.863301,-4.236538&spn=0.000012,0.008948&sll=51.561838,-0.046467&sspn=0.002101,0.004474&oq=Cathedral+Square,+,+UK&hnear=Cathedral+Square,+Glasgow,+United+Kingdom&t=m&z=17&layer=c&cbll=55.862088,-4.236653&panoid=sIkMs_UqYcvdiRFBF4RQSw&cbp=12,89.72,,0,-1.51

A few more recent pics:

From 2007 --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-2007.jpg

From 2012 --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-2012-2.jpg

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-2012.jpg

Per OS Maps (confirmed by the 1976 photo) the Box's original location was just behind the Cathedral Square sign.

petewilson

Excellent Photos banzai....
Just goes to show that they care about their boxes in Glasgow.....
The 2012 photo looks magnificent (compared to the earlier ones)
Who actually maintains the Glasgow Boxes and do we know how many actually still exist in their locations?
It's a pity they didn't have the foresight in London back in the late 1960's!  :'(

Teppic

Glad to see that the lamp has at long last been returned to the roof of the box. It's been without the lamp for decades.

hb88banzai

May 05, 2013, 12:30 pm #3 Last Edit: May 05, 2013, 12:31 pm by hb88banzai
From early 2011 --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-(2011).jpg

Just look at that paint peel!

hb88banzai

From 2006 --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-(2006).jpg

Interesting texture to the paint.

From 2007 --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-(2007).jpg

hb88banzai

May 06, 2013, 09:28 am #5 Last Edit: May 06, 2013, 09:29 am by hb88banzai
OS Map extracts showing the original location for this Box:

From 1933 --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-OS_Map(1933).JPG

From 1952 --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-OS_Map(1952).JPG

From 1966-1968 --

Cathedral_Square_Box-A37-OS_Map(1966-1968).JPG

realboxmike

Rear view of Police Box A2: 11 Jun 91Glas6.jpg

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