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Locals Enraged About Removal Of Historic Glasgow Sign

(August 2013) posted on Thu Aug 29, 2013

Cessnock railway marker part of historic building


By Steve Aust

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When the Strathclude Partnership for Transport (SPT), which administer public transit in Glasgow, Scotland, didn't anticipate citizen outrage when they removed a vintage sign that marked the entrance to the Cessnock subway station. The building the station entrance adjoins was devised by Alexander "Greek" Thomson, a famous, 19th-Century, Scottish architect, and the arch sign reflects its architectural character.

Opposition to the signs removed organized quickly, and a Twitter campaign, #SaveCessnockSign, began. Several public officials, including Scottish Deputy First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and Scottish Green Party Leader Patrick Harvie, have spoken out against the sign's removal.

As a result, the SPT has halted plans to remove the site's other archway and sign.

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