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|Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc Chorcair|
Corkerhill shown within Glasgow
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Corkerhill was originally a farm and a few houses to the southwest of Glasgow, on the Paisley Canal Line from Glasgow, and still houses engine sheds and sidings, although Corkerhill signal box was demolished in the late 1970s (originally located to the rear of the houses now facing Mosspark shops.
Later in the 1960s shops were built to address the shortage in the area, with the nearest then being in Cardonald, and Pollok. After that(post 1975) 'The Cart' public house was opened, as the only one in the immediate area. However the area spiralled into decline (in the mid to late eighties) until many of the tenements were vandalised and empty, and most of the shops were unrented (there was only a Chippy, originally 'Bruno's then De Marco's, Marshall's, which was taken over by Asians who took on the larger shop, and the Community Council Shop).
In 2004 the tenement demolition began and were replaced with privately owned suburban style housing. This rebirth worked well, with the area still retaining its village identity by being bordered by the railway and Pollok Park as well as Nethercraigs Sports Complex, while still only ten minutes on the train from Glasgow Central - attracting commuters.
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