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norrie

Can you id this photo

Can any of you name the streets in this photo, even an area would do
A contact of mine is looking to ID this photo and I would like to know too

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nellienaeneck

looks like the gallowgate at bain square.
Fireman

I've seen this picture before somewhere on the net and it was described as - Crow Rd, 1968

Although personally I would have reckoned a little earlier looking at the cars and commercial vehicles, perhaps c1960?
nellienaeneck

I would argue for gallowgate
norrie

The photo is IDd as Crow Road but we know its not that
Gallowgate at Bain st, best answer yet I will pass that on to my contact and see what he makes of it
Thanks for your input
Riverside Boy

Small lean too tobacconists building looks like the building which was later to become Johnny's Tattooist at the corner of MacFarlane Street, with the Corunna Bar (now Bar 67) a couple of yards along from it. Coming further east the shop at the corner looks very much like the wallpaper and decorators shop which used to be there until the late 1980's plus the pub further east could be the old Betty's Bar. I am sure the shop at the bottom right hand corner of the photo was Tobias's Café...
Riverside Boy

According to one of the elderly members of our Day Centre who lived in nearby Well Street the Hairdresser shop was known as Joe The Barbers who caused a bit of a stir with the City Council. Seems he was refused a Sunday licence on several occasions and protested that 'it was discrimination . Claiming if he was Jewish he would be allowed to open on a Sunday.' Seems the pub further down the Gallowgate was also known as the Land Inn at one time.

Also the steeple in the distance is without any doubt the top of the Tron Steeple.
streapadair

Riverside Boy wrote:


Also the steeple in the distance is without any doubt the top of the Tron Steeple.


Just a quibble, but I'm not so sure about that - the fine (refurbished) tenement at the corner of Little Dovehill used to have a steeple which so closely resembled the Tron that it must have been modelled on it. Doesn't affect the i.d. of course.
Riverside Boy

I cannot argue with that evidence streapadair...
streapadair

Hey, no need for that heidbanging, mate, Tron was my first thought too.
norrie

I will pass on your further ideas to my contact but he discounted Gallowgate the first time I told him you thought it was Gallowgate
However, whats the flat thing, high up in the photo in the distance and is it wishfull thinking, can I see the railway bridge at The Cross
nellienaeneck

deffo the gallowgate at bain square I used to work in a shop facing the pub.
norrie

Hi folk, here is my contacts reply

Thanks for all your help


Hi Norrie, further to our earlier conversation when someone said it was Gallowgate looking west from Bain Street, the layout certainly matches the maps I have, which would make the pub, just where the Thames Trader is passing, the Lovat Arms at number 267. The hairdressers might have been called Valente's, can any former 'Caltonian' confirm? Also, the little glimpse of the white building just inside McFarlane Street matches the building layout perfectly on the map, making it numbers 5 to 7.

Ordnance Survey map 6064NW refers.
nellienaeneck

telt ye  
Windlaw Boy

If you can pinpoint any establishment, the Kelly's Directory (1924-1974) and the old Glasgow Directory books at The Mitchell Library can sometimes be of help.
caslon

ID PHOTO

the photo was taken from 5 millroad st.  above what became ,larrys laminate land, and shows old shops that are now a bookies ,soho  book shop,bettys bar/pheonix,and mcfarlane st. bar67, just out of range right hand corner hoops bar circa 1967
Ruchazie Rat

This is definately Bain Square looking west down the Gallowgate towards Glasgow Cross.  




I had relatives staying near that area. We visited them at weekends, school holidays, etc.  Though most of the tenements above these shops shown here are long gone, the street layout`s identical today.

THE ORANGE HOOP is where various wee grub shops opened.  The one you`ll might recall was called The Hole In The Wall.  (Out of the left side of this shot would be Sneddons` tiny wee paper shop (at the east corner) beneath the Barrowland Ballroom.  THE PURPLE ARROW is the street you head north to access into the Fire Station, which sits halfway up that street on it`s right (east) side.  THE RED SQUARE is where the Eastenders boozer now sits.  THE GREEN SQUARE is where a chippy now is, ran by the same Greek brothers who ran Cha Papa`s chippy in the 70`s , (now called The World`s Oldest Chippy), further west in that photo down on (the west side of) Little Dovehill, which connects the Gallowgate with Bell St.  This renamed chippy is opposite that stone tower, YELLOW HOOP, which sits atop a tenement (which runs between Little Dovehill and Great Dovehill, above what was once Reeta Fashions, I think it was called).   A Bike Shop sits (east side) of Little Dovehill/Gallowgate right underneath that stone tower.  (If it still stands).

This photo was taken from the tenement right above the present-day oyster shop beside the newsagents on east Bain Square.  Wow!  Look at them tram lines going down the Gallowgate!

Here`a 70`s photo, from UG, taken from outside The Trader`s Boozer, just right of the GREEN SQUARE (and outta shot) in the black and white and points south into Bain Square.  



That`s the public lavvy just right of that police box in the middle there.  (Guess The Doctor musta dropped by for a slosh!).  The black and white shot was taken from the building just on this colour photo`s left margin.

   
cybers

In your Orange circle I got my first Tattoo in there bunked off school got steaming drunk on "Chammy" in the morning and decided by the afternoon a Tattoo was a brilliant idea.

My heed wiz nippin the following day and so was my arm. My maw went mental was going into to Terry's to boot his balls... She thought it was him gone done did it as it seems he tattooed another member of our clan when they were wrecked... That one resulted in a Hoopy changing allegiances after waking up with a dutch guy on a horse.
norrie

Hi Cybers, woops thats a bad tattoo to have for a hoopy
Ruchazie Rat

cybers wrote:
In your Orange circle I got my first Tattoo in there bunked off school got steaming drunk on "Chammy" in the morning and decided by the afternoon a Tattoo was a brilliant idea.

My heed wiz nippin the following day and so was my arm. My maw went mental was going into to Terry's to boot his balls... She thought it was him gone done did it as it seems he tattooed another member of our clan when they were wrecked... That one resulted in a Hoopy changing allegiances after waking up with a dutch guy on a horse.


   

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