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Mike Morgan

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Many Heron years ago
« on: April 30, 2016, 02:41:08 PM »
Allan, I was doing some tidying up earlier, in the loosest sense sense of the word , and came across a map of Glasgow which reminded me of an exchange we had some time ago about a stay I had in Glasgow quite a few years ago and couldn't explain where I'd had food while standing on a bridge. A description you couldn't recognise.

Found a map and I think I was staying at a place on Great Western Rd and would have bought food from a place from, probably, Queen Margaret Drive as that goes over the River Kelvin. If this hasn't been a burning issue for you over the years, then I apologise.

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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2016, 03:02:42 AM »
Probably bought from a burger van that sat outside the Botanic Gardens. Indeed, it still does.

You would have been standing besides BBC Scotland.

But, more crucially, not in Byres Road where you claimed to be. I offered this and Kelvinbridge as options near to Byres Road where there was a bridge but would you listen?  ::)
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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2016, 06:14:16 PM »
I think I wrote that we didn't find Byres Rd as good as we'd been led to believe and took another road. But hey, w'aeva! The map is dated 2002 so I can forgive myself a bit of a vague memory. The place I had the burger from wasn't up to the standard of a dodgy van 😀

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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2016, 07:34:24 PM »
Mikey. Were you at a picturesque little village, or morelike a hamlet, about 15/20 miles north of Glasgow? It has a loch the size of a pond, and a ferry. Yes, a ferry. It's called Renfrew. An easy mistake to make, Mr Morgan. Nothing to be ashamed of. It can catch the best of us out. If Nicky Grist of Ebbw Vale was a Man fan, even he'd be lost  :)

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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2016, 05:28:21 PM »
It's west of Glasgow.

The loch is the River Clyde.

But apart from that........... 8)
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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2016, 11:39:56 AM »
It's west of Glasgow.

The loch is the River Clyde.

But apart from that........... 8)
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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2016, 08:30:01 PM »
It's west of Glasgow.

The loch is the River Clyde.

But apart from that........... 8)

..understandable how he got lost so easily!!..
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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2016, 09:32:34 PM »
Sorry, not having it.

Yes Renfrew is to the west of Glasgow. But, I'm puzzled by this. Is there another Renfrew, north of Glasgow?  You see, I can still vividly recall me looking at the road atlas, and Renfrew was I'm sure to the north of Glasgow, but more important, there was a loch, not a River Clyde, and the atas clearly stated 'ferry' with the dotted lines crossing the loch. Hence me  heading to that Renfrew.

Now I've just looked at my current road atlas, not as detailed as the previous, and of course I can't see my Renfrew, can't see my loch, and can't see my ferry with the dotted blue lines. Of course I can see the Renfrew on the River Clyde. But is not the Renfrew I went to.

Before you augh yet louder, there could be 2 Renfrew's. Remember, as our resident wag (that's you Mikey), will testify, there are 2 Clydach's in close proximity, so there's every chance there's 2 Renfew's.

Is this the most pointless and boring post ever to nake its way onto a Message Board?   ;D   

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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2016, 11:35:20 PM »
Quite possibly the most pointless Rob, but tthere's so much competition 😀

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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2016, 11:39:58 AM »
I think there's one Renfrew and one Brigadoon, Rob.

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Re: Many Heron years ago
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2016, 11:45:37 AM »
Quite possibly the most pointless Rob, but tthere's so much competition 😀

I'm also quite proud of the typo's