Carntyne’s odd pyramid in Hogarth Park
I’ve looked across the road towards this odd pyramid in Carntyne for years, but never gone over for a closer look.
This didn’t help much, other than to add to my collection of pics, since there’s no information nearby, or clue as to its origin or reason for being there.
It’s not particularly old, and I’m guessing it (and Hogarth Park in which it lies) would only have appeared in the 1980s, as the land was previously occupied by housing which I have seen was only being built in 1932 (visible in aerial pics of Carntyne Stadium).
I’m guessing it was just added as an ornamental feature, or maybe something for the kids to climb over – a relic from the days before anything higher than 6-inches (sorry, 150 mm) became considered likely to result in a fatal fall if not surrounded by a safety barrier, and built on ‘soft’ ground, patrolled by wardens, and only approached by children who had signed a disclaimer, and were wearing safety gear.
But seriously, it would be nice to dig up something that confirmed its reason for being, even if it’s only an ornament.