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    If theyíre going to save it and restore it I think it should be done properly. Make it a proper attraction rather than just a bowling club. Is a bowling club pavilion with a mural on the wall really saving it? I was aware of this place before I read the article but Iíd never been, Iíve been to Cathkin Park which is an amazingly eerie place, the 1st Hampden should be properly restored preferably with a football pitch to make it more authentic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lord bunberry View Post
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    If theyíre going to save it and restore it I think it should be done properly. Make it a proper attraction rather than just a bowling club. Is a bowling club pavilion with a mural on the wall really saving it? I was aware of this place before I read the article but Iíd never been, Iíve been to Cathkin Park which is an amazingly eerie place, the 1st Hampden should be properly restored preferably with a football pitch to make it more authentic.
    Unfortunately there's not really enough space to do that where it is. The site is enclosed between the railway line (the building of which was why Queen's Park moved to the second Hampden, now Cathkin), houses and roads. I'm not really sure what purpose it could be put to if it was 'saved' if the bowling club is no longer sustainable. I doubt the SFA would move the museum from the current Hampden.

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    If you've ever travelled to Hampden on the train from Central Station (direct) to Mount Florida, you actually pass it.

    There's a giant mural on the wall on the right hand side shortly before you arrive at Mount Florida, which is on the back of what is now a bowling club. That is the site of the original Hampden

    Coincidentally, when you pass that, the site of the second Hampden, later renamed to Cathkin Park, is on your left (though you can't see it from the train)



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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    In a nutshell this thread is what is crap about Hibs.net
    Posters don't bother to read the thread, just kick out with their preconceived ideas.
    It makes an interesting discussion almost impossible.
    This criticism isn't aimed at the posters on this thread it's just this thread proves a point.
    The issue is far far worse on longer threads.
    Itís like every single Edinburgh Evening News post on Facebook. Not one person will have read the article and will jump on with their ill informed opinions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    In a nutshell this thread is what is crap about Hibs.net
    Posters don't bother to read the thread, just kick out with their preconceived ideas.
    It makes an interesting discussion almost impossible.
    This criticism isn't aimed at the posters on this thread it's just this thread proves a point.
    The issue is far far worse on longer threads.
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    It’s like every single Edinburgh Evening News post on Facebook. Not one person will have read the article and will jump on with their ill informed opinions.
    To be fair I think a lot of folk don't like following links to tabloid papers, especially if they're on their telephone as pop-up ads can make things unreadable & the cookie consent thing can be a bit daunting (it is for me anyway - I'm always worried that I'm going to agree to something installing itself on my phone).

    When I posts links from a pc, I try to cut and paste the text of the article as often as possible. I appreciate that it might be a bit iffy in terms of copyright but I always post the corresponding link too. That way people can get the gist without having to wander into uncharted cyberspace.
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    To be fair I think a lot of folk don't like following links to tabloid papers, especially if they're on their telephone as pop-up ads can make things unreadable & the cookie consent thing can be a bit daunting (it is for me anyway - I'm always worried that I'm going to agree to something installing itself on my phone).

    When I posts links from a pc, I try to cut and paste the text of the article as often as possible. I appreciate that it might be a bit iffy in terms of copyright but I always post the corresponding link too. That way people can get the gist without having to wonder into uncharted cyberspace.
    I appreciate that and it is a mighty good reason, hence wasn't kicking folk on this thread.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CMurdoch View Post
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    The current Hampden is the third Hampden built. Cathkin Park was the second and the one at Hampden Bowling club was the original. The club house roof at the original is in a state and they need £150k to save the place.
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    If you've ever travelled to Hampden on the train from Central Station (direct) to Mount Florida, you actually pass it.

    There's a giant mural on the wall on the right hand side shortly before you arrive at Mount Florida, which is on the back of what is now a bowling club. That is the site of the original Hampden

    Coincidentally, when you pass that, the site of the second Hampden, later renamed to Cathkin Park, is on your left (though you can't see it from the train)



    Thanks, both.

    Interesting to learn the background to the headline, and to look it up on Google Maps. I knew that there'd been a previous Hampden, but not that the modern one is the third version.
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    There was a tour that done the 3 grounds ,think itís finished now but they advertised themselves on Twitter & was very popular & well received

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    I just read on BBC sports news that Queens Park are going to help save the club

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    Very good article on Andrew Watson who is in the mural and his life.

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/sport/football/58841184

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    Quote Originally Posted by ozhibs View Post
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    I just read on BBC sports news that Queens Park are going to help save the club

    GGTTH
    That's old news now, it was posted at 8:30 yesterday morning. 😉
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