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No way we will allow Winter Gardens to be torn down

Springburn Winter Gardens, Springburn Park. Brian Davey and Paul Sweeney started a campaign to restore it.
Brian Davey, Paul Sweeney and MsP Patricia Ferguson, with dog walkers that would like to see it restored
Photo Emma Mitchell
15/1/13

Springburn Winter Gardens, Springburn Park. Brian Davey and Paul Sweeney started a campaign to restore it. Brian Davey, Paul Sweeney and MsP Patricia Ferguson, with dog walkers that would like to see it restored Photo Emma Mitchell 15/1/13

DETERMINED residents have launched a campaign to restore the dilapidated Winter Gardens in Springburn Park.

Brian Davey and Paul Sweeney have set up a Twitter page and have already attracted 467 followers.

Support has come from celebrities including Robert Florence, star of the BBC comedy sketch show ‘Burnistoun’, ‘Taggart’ actor Colin McCredie, and Lorraine Kelly.

Brian started a Facebook page a few years ago to campaign for the Winter Gardens to be brought back to life.

But following the recent shock demolition of B-listed Springburn Halls, Brian and Paul decided to take action to stop another historic building suffering the same fate.

Brian said: “I have fond memories of the Winter Gardens. It would be nice to have something restored instead of something getting demolished all the time.

“A meeting was due to take place between councillors and MSP Patricia Ferguson and MP Willie Bain.

“The Twitter feed has really taken off.”

The Winter Gardens was much loved by generations of Springburn residents for its displays of exotic plants and for the concerts and exhibitions held there.

Despite being classified as an A-Listed building in 1985, the structure has been vandalised and has lain derelict since the 1980s.

Follow the campaign on Twitter at twitter.com/SpringburnWG and Facebook – www.facebook.com/groups/springburnwintergardens

See this week’s paper for more on this story.

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