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Report - Gavinburn Library, Old Kilpatrick. 4/3/2014

Discussion in 'Other Sites' started by pantomime horse, Mar 4, 2014.

  1. pantomime horse

    pantomime horse Nay Nay and thrice Nay
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    visited over 2 days with my daughter"Toots"
    Gavinburn Library became surplus to council requirements around 5 years ago.
    It stayed in a mostly useable condition until yesterday when it was demolished.

    Gavinburn Library was built in 1901 and was originally the infant department of Gavinburn school.
    During the Clydebank Blitz the school recieved a direct hit from bombs and all but the infant department was destroyed.
    So the luftwaffe couldn't destroy it but it only took West Dunbartonshire council a couple of days.

    Only managed to get inside once demolition had started but there was still things to see.

    It was built over 2 levels with one level to front

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    in the lower level which was 9 rooms were many remnants of the original school like these chairs.
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    these coat racks from pre 1953
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    the obligatory "28" shot
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    unfortunately in one day they managed to completely trash the upstairs. there was originally expensive wood panelling.
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    and by half past two yesterday it was
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    I did remove a writing slate and some other stuff the night before demolition all of which will be given to the primary school so they can show the pupils what kids used 70 years ago.
    I know its not the most photogenic explore ever but this is probably the only recent and certainly last pics of this historic building.
     

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