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Glasgow in the 1960s, 70s & 80s - Around The City Vol 1
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 3:19 pm    Post subject: Glasgow in the 1960s, 70s & 80s - Around The City Vol 1  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Here is some Glasgow pictures which I have obtained from a variety of good sources over the years.

Enjoy Guys and Girls!


Gallowgate, Possibly between Orr Street and Wesleyan Street (Crownpoint Sports Park) - April 1976




Duke Street - October 1976




Duke Street at Millerston Street - September 1977




Candleriggs (Goldbergs) - September 1975




The Fruitmarket Building, Bell Street - August 1975




Castle Street at Charles Street and Springburn Road - July 1978




Cowlairs NBR Locomotive Works Offices (Closed 1968), Carlisle Street at Inverurie Street - April 1970




Sighthill and Pinkston Power Station Cooling Tower from the Springburn Rooftops - May 1972




Springburn Road at Balgrayhill Road and Torrance Street - February 1977




Maryhill Road at Shawpark Street - March 1978




Queen's Cross - March 1975




Maryhill Road at Dalmally Street - April 1977




Maryhill Road between Dalmally Street and Hinshaw Street - April 1977




Cowcaddens Street at Stow Street - August 1973




Sauchiehall Street (McLellan Galleries) - May 1975




Bath Street - June 1975




Bath Street from Hope Street - June 1970




Renfrew Street (The Apollo Building) - December 1975




Renfrew Street at West Nile Street (The Apollo Building) - December 1975




Parliamentary Road and Sauchiehall Street (Demolished Bus Station) - September 1976




Buchanan Street at Renfrew Street (Concert Hall) - August 1976




Hope Street (Lion Chambers) - May 1975




Buchanan Street at St Vincent Street - May 1974




George Square - June 1975




The Ca D'Oro Building Union Street - June 1975




Jamaica Street - April 1975




Argyle Street - May 1973




St Enoch Square - May 1973




Gorbals Street - July 1977



An order was made with little warning for the destruction of the Palace Theatre in 1977. Staff of the Citizens arranged a stay of execution to rescue the best of the Victorian fittings, including the statues.

The six pillars on which they sat were once the front of the Union Bank on Ingram Street. The statues were brought down from the building after nearly a hundred years on 12 July 1977 in order to protect them from demolition work taking place at the nearby Gorbals Cross.

The picture above shows a crane at work removing the building, at the time The Glasgow Herald reported that the statues were removed for preservation and weighed around three tons each. They now sit above the main entrance in the new foyer of the theatre.


The Citizens & Palace Theartres, Gorbals Street - August 1975




Citizens Theatre and Palace Theatre - March 1977



In 1977 the Lord Provost Mr Peter McCann called for the sacking of theatre bosses after a performance of Dracula (shown in picture) which featured nude scenes which he described as "kinky claptrap appealing only to mentally ill weirdos" (Sunday Express, 13 March 1977). The Provost's calls were not supported by his councillors and his attempts to gain city council control of programming at the Citizens failed. The entire run of Dracula at the Citizens was a sell-out.


Cleland Street at Gorbals Street (Linen Bank Building) - July 1979



The picture shows the old Linen Bank building was once used as a Constituency office for the old Labour Party. Glasgow Queen's Park was a short-lived burgh constituency represented in the House of Commons from 1974 until 1983 by Frank McElhone who was previously an MP in the old Glasgow Gorbals seat.

Following the death of her husband in 1982, Helen McElhone was elected as his successor in the resulting by-election as Member of Parliament for Glasgow Queen's Park. However, she served only for six months as the seat was abolished by boundary changes before the 1983 general election.


Cathcart Road at Jamieson Street looking North towards Butterbiggins Road (Norfolk Court under Construction in the distance) - April 1975




Cathcart Road at Jamieson Street looking South towards Preston Street and Govanhill Street - June 1975




Carmunnock Road, Mount Florida - March 1979




Nithsdale Road - May 1975




Govan Road at Water Row - June 1978



More to come


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 4:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Excellent stuff . Well done a real treat that takes me right back.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi flash you are too good to me, new Gorbals photos plus the rest, my cup runneth over

I am glad Strepadair posted his photos, it may well have prompted folk like yourself to share your photos, thanks once again.
Keep them coming.
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Thanks for posting those particularly the definitive Cathcart Road pics
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

 Excellent Flash1974.



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Excellent Flash thanks for those  
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 24, 2009 11:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Great photos Flash.

Wish I had taken more photos when I was younger. These really do remind you of how Glasgow was.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 4:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Alex Glass wrote:
Great photos Flash.

Wish I had taken more photos when I was younger. These really do remind you of how Glasgow was.


Hiya Alex

To be honest - I wish I had been alive (even if it were just for a day or two) to have gone round the city in the early 70's complete with SLR and a bag of Ilford and Colour film - (probably Kodak) and snapped up parts of Glasgow that should never have got the bullet

This is the thing that bewilders me Alex...... What on earth were Glasgow people doing back then? Were they all doing a Rip Van Winkle so the retarded Corporation could come in and wipe half the city?

This place today is largely a pile of nonsense, I'm blaming Streapadair for posting those pictures, otherwise I would never have come to that conclusion

Only jokin, Super Streap should be highly commended for his work, which he felt at one time was probably as pointless as the destruction he was recording.

Hopefully others will come along in time and provide or enrich the forum with yet more material.

Think its fair to say that by the mid-60's, most of Glasgow's slum conditions had been removed, what happened after that was acts of complete insanity, maybe a reflection on why half of Glasgow is currently insane some 40 years down the line.

Cheers Guys - Top Class
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hi flesh I am in the process of finishing off photographing all the tenement buildings in Glasgow.
I only have Shettleston, part of Park Circus,  Anniesland and Ballieieston to do.
I have thousands of photos waiting to go onto the web once I finish taking the rest, should keep me busy
While some of the photos may not be technically correct, they are a record of what was here when I started, perhaps some day I will be famous but I will be dead

I to wish I had started in the 70s or earlier but to do what I have done in 35 m, way too expensive
Its great that we are getting guys like you and strepadair, who wandered around snapping and now are showing us their stuff

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Hello Flash and to everyone else!Just became a member here at Urban Glasgow,like yourself I have a great interest in 1970s Glasgow so I have some pictures here which I hope you may find of interest.These are pictures I have come across by searching in the public domain,I wish I could take credit for them because I think they capture the city very well during the 70s,cheers Mustang!


Argyle Street



Argyle Street



Argyle Street@Robertson Street



Argyle Street@Wellington Street



Bath Street



Bath Street



Blythswood Street@Holm Street



Bothwell Street



Broomielaw@Oswald Street



Broomielaw@Robertson Street



Buchanan Street@St Vincent Street



Glebe Drive



Holm Street



Ingram Street



Ingram Street@Glassford Street



Miller Street



Miller Street



Port Dundas Road@Milton Street



Queen Street



Queen Street



Queen Street@St Vincent Place



Queen Street@St Vincent Place



Sauchiehall Street@Hope Street



Wellington Street (Not that interesting but a nice Ford Escort RS2000!)



Wellington Street@Holm Street



Wellington Street@Holm Street



Wellington Street@Holm Street



West Campbell Street@Holm Street



Jamaica Street (1979)



Argyle Street



Victoria Bridge (1977)



Victoria Bridge (1977)



Argyle Street



Jamaica Street



North Hanover Street (1979)



North Hanover Street (1975) (Happy 800th Birthday Glasgow!)



St Enoch Square (1976)



Many thanks to all the contributors on this forum for showing their great pictures of the city,I can't believe how much a city can change in 30 odd years,cheers Mustang.

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