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solus19

1960s Charing Cross Demolition for Ring Road/Motorway

Hello,

I'm currently researching the Charing Cross clearances that took places in the 1960s to make way for the Inner Ring Road/M8 motorway. It appears that a lot of beautiful architecture, thriving shops and tenements were demolished, destroying a community at the heart of Glasgow.

I'd love to hear from anyone that was personally affected by this - if you or your family had your house or business demolished and were rehoused, please send me a PM.

Thanks for reading,
Paul
Geelo G

My Dad stayed on West Graham Street to the left of Stow College towards Charing Cross.

He said their building was riddled with dampness and the place was a dump. Obviously Charing Cross, though not that far away, was and still is a nice area.

Hindsight is a wonderful thing but they should've built a ring road round the city or a massive tunnel.
Hawick_1987

I'm sure there's a whole thread dedicated to this somewhere. Try the search function on here or a search engine (sounds simple, but it works beautifully).  

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