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mustang

Glasgow in the 1960s, 70s & 80s - Around The City Vol 2

Merry Christmas!
Cheers Mustang!


Paisley Road (1970)



? (Late 1970s)



Dalmarnock Station (1967)



Water Row,Govan (1967)



Midlock Street (1967)



Ballater Street (1977)



Lancefield Quay (1965)



Cowcaddens (Early 1980s)



Towards Pinkston Power Station (1964)



Kilbirnie Street (1972)



Govan/Holmfauld Road (1970)



Templeton Street (1967)



Tower Blocks At Bluevale & Whitevale Streets (1960s)



Water Row,Govan (1963)



Dumbarton Road,Partick (1969)



Govanhill (1970s)



Gorbals (Late 1970s)



Shields Road (1970s)



Govan Road (1968)



St Vincent Street (Late 1970s/Early 1980s)



Springburn (1960s)



Townhead (1970s)



Launch Of The New Westminister City,Govan (1971)



Cessnock Street (1968)



Cathedral Street (1960s)



Sugar Shortage Queue,Argyle Street (1974)



Govan (1977)



Provan Gas Works (1970s)



Townhead Interchange (Early 1980s)



Glasgow Royal Infirmary (Early 1980s)



Govan/Whiteinch (Early 1980s)



? (Early 1980s)



Govan? (1970s)



Lancefield Street (1967)



Dumbarton Road,Partick (1970s)



Towards Meadowside Granary (1970s)



Govan Graving Docks (1967)



Govan Graving Docks (1970)



Govanhill (1970s)



Castlebank Street (1963)
John

Re: Glasgow in the 1960s,70s & 80s - Around the City

mustang wrote:
Merry Christmas!

Paisley Road (1970)




Great pic with Stan Brown`s scrapyard at the left
John

Re: Glasgow in the 1960s,70s & 80s - Around the City

Govan Road (1968)



A great example of the flat-iron buildings we spoke about on another thread
cybers

Brilliant set yet again....

Scary mefinks he has the proverbial time machine m8    geez a shot theres a lassie i really need to tell something to in 1987  
Doorstop

Yeah, we really need to make a thread dedicated to those unusual buildings.

And yet another astonishing set Mustang .. great to see all those Govan/Fairfields shots, not to mention those of the Graving Dock while it still had a spark of life about it.

Superb.
namestain

Mustang

brilliant - thanks.

I was particularly interested to see the graving docks pics - with cranes etc - now a sad sight ( site ) which should surely be turned into something worthwhile.

Maybe some enterprising person could connect them to the science centre with a wee bridge - after all we've recently had 2 other footbridges which weren't exactly essential IMNSHO

btw can you do a trip forward in that time machine while you're at it and get us all some lottery numbers - preferably before this evening's draw

namestain  
Stuball

Doorstop wrote:
Yeah, we really need to make a thread dedicated to those unusual buildings.


You know what to do and where to do it... I've got one in the archives to post
James

Re: Glasgow in the 1960s,70s & 80s - Around the City

mustang wrote:
? (Late 1970s)



? (Early 1980s)


The first one might be Hawthorn Street, and the second is possibly St Georges Cross
with the bus heading along New City Road?



James H
gallowgategal

I thought the first photo might be Saracen Street just about where the library is/was  
LowLight

Everyone a keeper. Brilliant stuff.
James

gallowgategal wrote:

mustang wrote:
? (Late 1970s)

I thought the first photo might be Saracen Street just about where the library is/was  


I think you're right.




James H
LowLight

Good call.
gallowgategal

james73 wrote:
gallowgategal wrote:

mustang wrote:
? (Late 1970s)

I thought the first photo might be Saracen Street just about where the library is/was  


I think you're right.




James H


Did you have that photo to hand or did you just nip out and take it  

Do I get a prize  
Flash1974

Hello All  

I have re-edited the thread heading I started so it can co-incide with this one, as there is pictures from the 60's, 70's and 80's in there, I have named it Volume One, so to keep the archive in order, maybe Mustang can call this Volume Two

Yes Mustang - yet more amazing snaps - you're certainly burrowing away like a mad badger hahaha - some of these images are stunning - that building on Govan Road - what on earth possessed these lunatics in control to dispose of all these gems?

We will probably be unable to get answers cos the dudes are probably as dead as they places they created which we see in the present day

Anyhoooooo - got some more archive on the way, might not happen before Christmas as I've got the big lab specs on and doing some image fixing - roughly halfway at this stage.

Nice image of Saracen Street outside the library at Ardoch Street and the 5 bus going to St Enoch's I could have been on that bus with my mum (reins attached) haha

The image of the 61 on New City Road - strange how that road was closed as it would have performed exactly the same duty as the Pheonix Road that was built to replace it, leaving that chunk of the city redundant, as it is today

Maybe someone of ingenious ability will bring about some life to that area, its currently a hovvel - I'm sure many people on here will agree - its a disgraceful gateway to the West End


Have a great Christmas and all the best of starts to 2010 for everybody if I don't put up my next batch of snaps before then  
James

Flash1974 wrote:
Hello All  

I have re-edited the thread heading I started so it can co-incide with this one, as there is pictures from the 60's, 70's and 80's in there, I have named it Volume One, so to keep the archive in order, maybe Mustang can call this Volume Two

I've just done that. Actually they could be merged...  


James H
Flash1974

james73 wrote:
Flash1974 wrote:
Hello All  

I have re-edited the thread heading I started so it can co-incide with this one, as there is pictures from the 60's, 70's and 80's in there, I have named it Volume One, so to keep the archive in order, maybe Mustang can call this Volume Two

I've just done that. Actually they could be merged...  


James H



Hmm - That'll be down to the Moderators Sir! haha

I know what you're sayin - as it is all the same material

See what Mustang thinks - he's got more eye candy on these particular threads to be fair!  
norrie

Hi Mustang, great stuff
Bye for now, norrie
Eddy

http://gallery.myff.org/gallery/672265/4R_RUS339R_TC_D976A_001.jpg

Well spotted that man! It is St George's Cross with the bus heading towards Cowcaddens along New City Rd. St George's Rd leading to Garscube Rd is to the right - building in scaffolding.
I've just acquired a pile of colour pics of the area and as soon as I work out how to resize them...

Eddy
Stuball

The thread fairy has been and did a tidy up to remove the divergence. I'm sure some of you will understand why
schiehallion

To be honest I'd have thought the thread fairy would've been more keen to remove photos breaching Scran copyright than the posts of posters pointing out the source of the photos.

I almost feel like I said something wrong?
Flash1974

schiehallion wrote:
To be honest I'd have thought the thread fairy would've been more keen to remove photos breaching Scran copyright than the posts of posters pointing out the source of the photos.

I almost feel like I said something wrong?



Schiehallion the Medallion - can I maybe just add a wee quote to support you here??? This will be for Scary too

You's never said anything or done anything wrong, not in my eyes.

I was curious as to where Mustang got a lot of his pics, like for a few of you no doubt, I also saw most of his images whilst burrowing through SCRAN and thought - here, this guy has spent a lot of time - a shedload amount of time on this project to unearth and display images that account for the major transistion which took place during this period, most of which was stupid, picture evidence on this forum is testament to that.

Maybe, Mustang sees himslef as a protectionist, and felt annoyed at having to release his sources because, he has done most of the work on this thread (well, the first volume anyway) and we have to admit, we all love what he's done, quite a good guy in fact for the effort he's put in

But as I said, nobody I believe is making any financial gain from this, I even entered images of my own into a Glasgow Photography competiton at The former Lighthouse back in 2003, entered about 30 images for selection, some of which were printed and shown in The Evening Times, but I have since saw my images popping up on other websites through the images being displayed on the Lighthouse Website at the time (No I didn't win the competition)

The point is, I really don't mind personally because no-one is making any profit, if I were to find them in a book then I would make some noise, much like Streapadair for example - cos I would if I was him, and the same should also apply to the lies of SCRAN, and any other organisation - but it doesn't apply here though credit should be given where necessary, think it actually states this in the forum rules - O Mustang, please take note

I stated in the Castlemilk section within Urban Adventures the source of the images I just up there last night - and in response, people like the timeline I have put up - go and have a look at what was dubbed Europe's largest housing scheme, or open prison as claimed by the Daily Express back in 1962 - more pictures and new stories to come in the future, however long Urban Glasgow remains on the web.

I'll keep posting my stuff to Volume 1 and if Mustang wants to add more pictures of gold that no longer exists today, then he can have this thread all to himself.

Cheers  
cybers

Seeing as They are a charity who in their own words use images from museums donated for free by the punter that took them then i see not how Scran can claim copyright of the said images.

Regardless of source they are brilliant and should be liberated....
Viva la Revolution

Becky

Wow

What a wonderful collection in these two threads. I almost feel guilty enjoying them so much! I just wish I had something to contribute, but coming form the 'burbs, it was really into the mid 90s before I really appreciated the great city on my doorstep. Unfortunately I have no old pictures. Thanks guys for a real treat.

Cheers,
Becky.
norrie

Hi flash, good post
Look forward to seeing all you have.
Bye for now, norrie
schiehallion

cybers wrote:
Seeing as They are a charity who in their own words use images from museums donated for free by the punter that took them then i see not how Scran can claim copyright of the said images.

Regardless of source they are brilliant and should be liberated....
Viva la Revolution



Scran don't actually own copyright.  The photos still belong to those who took them.  Details of who they are attributed to are below each photo.

Scran has managed to negotiate with all these different copyright holders a licence which allows Scran to collect them and offer them to us in one place via a search engine for our personal enjoyment. Without Scran, many of these photos would still be lying in institutions' vaults, unseen, as they were for generations.

If copyright is abused enough, who knows, maybe the copyright holders may revoke the current Scran licences or just stop making newly found material available to Scran?

Revolutions are ok - you just got to watch who you bring down in the process.  
kev

Cant see any abuse in showing other likeminded people stuff you have come across..one of the first ones flash or mustang posted in this thread is one of mine which I posted way back in january in the pics of the eighties thread...A photo of Coia,s cafe in Duke street..still got the neg..dont really care as long as people can look and enjoy as much as I have looking at all the stuff on here.Any stuff I have posted I am quite happy for others to post elsewhere..thats the whole idea of the web
John

Well Flash, just when I thought Stu had covered all the bases you give me more to think about...Yes I did not say or do anything wrong, but that goes without saying.
Mustang can speak for himself i`m sure as its a public forum, if he choose to leave because he felt pressured then there`s not much I can do about that as I only asked a question.
As for him spending shedload amounts of time amassing his collection to post here, then i`m sure the folk who actually go out and plod the streets to contribute almost daily to this forum will appreciate his efforts, thats not to say I didn`t enjoy seenig those pics, but there is always a price to pay.
Flash you come across in here more of a Moderator than the Moderators do and that leaves me with the impression that there is a hidden agenda ?
Please don`t run away as Mustang did with a stinging retort as it needs debated if there are conflicting opinions.
Cybers...I hear what you are saying mate, but it was only recently your good self and a-n-other were in here complaning about someone plaigarizing your pics....we can`t have it all ways so lets set out the boundaries now.
Stuball

Still you all persist in discussing this.... I did politely ask that you did'nt as the damage was done.
Do you think the copyright issue hasnt been discussed amoung the admin and moderators? Of course it has!
Now by you all talking about SCR@N, this thread is flagged up in a search, drawing direct attention to it.
John

Stuball wrote:
Still you all persist in discussing this.... I did politely ask that you did'nt as the damage was done.
Do you think the copyright issue hasnt been discussed amoung the admin and moderators? Of course it has!
Now by you all talking about SCR@N, this thread is flagged up in a search, drawing direct attention to it.


Are you speaking to me or Flash ?
Stuball

Everyone
John

Fair play mate, but someone shoulda deleted the response post as I left it long enough to reply, sorry if it has reflected badly, but I have integrity too
cybers

Scary mate i was being sarcastic and maybe should have made it a little clearer.

I was indeed curious as to source and perhaps it now answers more than was asked in the first place....

schiehallion thank you indeed for the insight as to how it works i was totally ignorant of the facts but seeing as it's damn near impossible to view anything on the said site without a paid membership it asks the question who benefits.
Sale of stock images i totally agree with as long as the taker/maker is aware and shares in the wealth and that was my initial problem with that site and i am sure i expressed that fully in another post.

Watermark larger images and do away with a paid membership surely would be more conducive to good business sense after all it works for the Mitchell.
purplethistle

[/img]garscube Rd. Late 60s

Hi All, anybody got photos of Fernie St. Oran St. or Vernon St. in Maryhill? I do paintings of old Glasgow, but can't find photos of the bit where I grew up!
ccoolc353

Dalmarnock Station December 2009



View from Swanston Street of where the 1967 Station frontage once stood
norrie

Hi Purplethistle, I will check my files but the names dont ring any bells
Bye for now, norrie
norrie

Hi purplethistle, sorry I dont have any of those streets
Bye for now, norrie
namestain

nothing showing up on virtual mitchell for them either
wee minx

purplethistle wrote:
[/img]garscube Rd. Late 60s

Hi All, anybody got photos of Fernie St. Oran St. or Vernon St. in Maryhill? I do paintings of old Glasgow, but can't find photos of the bit where I grew up!


Here is a link to a pic on Oran street  

http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk....php?service=RCAHMS&id=209745
purplethistle

Oooohhh! Nice one Minx!   That does look very familiar. Oran - Fernie - Vernon Streets were in a block opposite Bilsland Drive. What was Vernon St. has been re-alligned and tacked onto Queen Margaret Drive. It was all knocked down around 1970 - 1973.
calamity

Loved the queue at Healeys for sugar , all brilliant..
purplethistle

St. Georges cross in the late 60's
Stuball

purplethistle wrote:
St. Georges cross in the late 60's


ye wot?
purplethistle

Blinking flip! there was supposed to be a photie attached! 'I'm going to have to find a 5 year old to attach it.
Stuball

purplethistle wrote:
'I'm going to have to find a 5 year old to attach it.


You'll get lifted for such a thing!
purplethistle

I was a Slade fan, Gary Glitter seemed dodgy to me, even then!

I was tring to post a photie of St. Georges Cross, but my kids are out at the shops so I'm struggling like an old analogue fart with new technology.
fastnet

purplethistle wrote:
I was a Slade fan, Gary Glitter seemed dodgy to me, even then!

I was tring to post a photie of St. Georges Cross, but my kids are out at the shops so I'm struggling like an old analogue fart with new technology.


Upload the pic to tinypic.com.

Cut and paste the link.
Beano

purplethistle wrote:
I was a Slade fan, Gary Glitter seemed dodgy to me, even then!

I was tring to post a photie of St. Georges Cross, but my kids are out at the shops so I'm struggling like an old analogue fart with new technology.
photo posting  click img ..photo url ..click img*
hope this helps Purplethistle.
purplethistle

$%&^! foiled again!........it's on Tinypic titled "St Georges Cross" if anyone's interested, personally I'm losing the will to stay sober!
Beano

purplethistle wrote:
$%&^! foiled again!........it's on Tinypic titled "St Georges Cross" if anyone's interested, personally I'm losing the will to stay sober!
Sorry can't find it on there. Think Fastnet might find it he know's this site better than me.
LowLight

purplethistle, go back to tinypic, find your image, scroll down. Click on the line I've highlighted below, Right click>copy.

Come back here, start a new reply, Right click>paste.

Hope that's helpful.

purplethistle

purplethistle

Nice one, Low Light! .......Think I need a lie down now.....
Beano

 
LowLight

It was worth it. Great shot.
purplethistle



Wheee! I've got the hang of this now.


Oh aye...! This is St. Georges Road looking towards the Round Toll, by the way.
purplethistle

Right! now I just have to get my avatar sorted out.
More photies soon......
fastnet

purplethistle wrote:
Right! now I just have to get my avatar sorted out.
More photies soon......


Are the weans back from the shop yet ?    Avatar sizing is a tricky bugger..    
Beano

fastnet wrote:
purplethistle wrote:
Right! now I just have to get my avatar sorted out.
More photies soon......


Are the weans back from the shop yet ?    Avatar sizing is a tricky bugger..    
It cost purplethistle 2mars bars and packet crisps    
Stuball

Can I call the thread fairies to clean up now that you have it mastered?
norrie

Hi purplethistle, great photos did you take them?

Bye for now, norrie
purplethistle

Hi Norrie

I was but a nipper when these were taken, I was given them in return for doing a painting of someones old building on Maryhill Rd.
norrie

Hi purplethistle, thats what I want ,some old person to give me photos from the days gone by, they normally get binned when they pass on.
Thanks for sharing them with us.

Bye for now, norrie
purplethistle



Garscube Road
purplethistle



Maryhill Barracks ( when it was a barracks )
Fjord

Great pics purplethistle keep them coming  

PS: The best size for viewing them on here should be roughly 1024x769  or thereabouts so they fit on the screen.
Beano

Like the Maryhill Barracks photo...purplethistle   give us more please.
Vinny the Mackem

Thistle,

I take it the Garscube Road one is just at Thistle's ground (given the name of the pub!)

Not sure of exact location and orientation of the barracks. Any clues?
norrie

Hi Vinnie the mackem, the barracks stood near Shakespeare st and Garrioch rd, the Maryhill shopping centre and the Wyndford housing, now stand on the site.

Bye for now, norrie
Beano

Looks like this photo in V/M.

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/vi...p?i=15748&r=2&t=4&x=1
Vinny the Mackem

Norrie

I'm suffering from badly worded messages! I live on Maryhill Road so know where the barracks were. What I was trying, and failing, to ask was location and orientation of the photograph!

5/10, must try harder!  
wee minx

Beano wrote:
Looks like this photo in V/M.

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/vi...p?i=15748&r=2&t=4&x=1

That's definitely the same photo, same shadows and everything   , but in colour.
Eddy

purplethistle wrote:


Wheee! I've got the hang of this now.


Oh aye...! This is St. Georges Road looking towards the Round Toll, by the way.


Close but no cigar. This is Garscube Rd heading towards the Round Toll with the Cedar St flats towering over Raglan St.
Great to see you posting these for all to enjoy PT. Have you remembered where you got them yet?

Eddy
purplethistle

I never did get the name of my mystery photo donor. the pics were dangled like a carrot to get me to do a painting with a particular close in Maryhill Road in. and all done via a third party.
purplethistle


Not sure about this exact location! Though that might be the top of the Astoria peeping over the back. making the Church at the end, on Garscube Rd.
wee minx

Great stufff, has that photo been digitally coloured?
purplethistle

Nope, not digitally coloured. just a colour photocopy of a copy, then uploaded on a cheap scanner. the graininess is because they are 3rd generation copies.
cybers

Brilliant photos PurpleThistle but i am sure the bizzies will be round to hit you with a resize ticket.
Beano

cybers wrote:
Brilliant photos PurpleThistle but i am sure the bizzies will be round to hit you with a resize ticket.

That means Stuball  
Doog Doog

nice ones PT
purplethistle



There, I've bris'd myself down to more modest dimensions!

.....oh aye!.....it's Garscube Road
cybers

Where that...
The clock on the pole looks a great idea...
Beano

that's a lot better PT  
Flash1974

purplethistle wrote:

Not sure about this exact location! Though that might be the top of the Astoria peeping over the back. making the Church at the end, on Garscube Rd.


This is Hopehill Road PT (probably from Grovepark Street) - that church building on the right - still there to this day if you want to do a scan on Google Maps - though I was down there the other day - half of that tramline still exists up at the top half of the street

BTW - quality pictures!  
norrie

Hi vinniethemackem, Ok I have got you now
I have not got a clue.
The chimney in the background, Dawsholm???  or was that later?

Bye for now, norrie
Stuball

Flash1974 wrote:
purplethistle wrote:

Not sure about this exact location! Though that might be the top of the Astoria peeping over the back. making the Church at the end, on Garscube Rd.


This is Hopehill Road PT (probably from Grovepark Street) - that church building on the right - still there to this day if you want to do a scan on Google Maps - though I was down there the other day - half of that tramline still exists up at the top half of the street

BTW - quality pictures!  


Yeah, thats Hopehill Road and the Church is a Chapel - St Columbas. Used to live in a new build over the road from it. And it isnt tram tracks... it's flag stones so the carts pulled by the horses run smoother. Probably from the bond at Kelvinbridge up to the bottling plant at the top of the road on Garscube Road - the lower half of the road was only covered up about 10 years ago but the upper part still has them
Stuball

Hopehill Road from a few years ago

purplethistle

Norrie, I don't think the chimney is Dawsholm, it would be further up. that looks like its somewhere along the Caley railway line. That's if it's from the main road. If the viewpoint is from Garrioch Rd,   possibly...
norrie

Hi purplethistle, the one that you are not sure of may be Hopehill rd, it still has a church on the right hand side of the road but the rest has been demolished
I will check out my files
Bye for now, norrie
norrie

Hi purplethistle, I see some of the members have told you, Hopehill rd
I have checked out my files and while I dont have one of Hopehill rd I have one from another angle and it shows the church, hopehill rd it is.

Bye for now, norrie
Flash1974

Stuball wrote:
Flash1974 wrote:
purplethistle wrote:

Not sure about this exact location! Though that might be the top of the Astoria peeping over the back. making the Church at the end, on Garscube Rd.


This is Hopehill Road PT (probably from Grovepark Street) - that church building on the right - still there to this day if you want to do a scan on Google Maps - though I was down there the other day - half of that tramline still exists up at the top half of the street

BTW - quality pictures!  


Yeah, thats Hopehill Road and the Church is a Chapel - St Columbas. Used to live in a new build over the road from it. And it isnt tram tracks... it's flag stones so the carts pulled by the horses run smoother. Probably from the bond at Kelvinbridge up to the bottling plant at the top of the road on Garscube Road - the lower half of the road was only covered up about 10 years ago but the upper part still has them



Alright there Stuball

Thanks for confirming what that was in the road - I would never have thought these were tracks that were used to ease the strain on horses carrying heavy loads

There is similar tracks like this - Bairds Brae and I think I recall that there was one on Fordneuk St at the top end near Crownpoint Road when I was younger (early 90's)

I'm not really the religious type Stuball - just never noticed what denomination worshipped in the building - my apologies.

Cheers for the wee bit of info!
Stuball

Flash1974 wrote:

I'm not really the religious type Stuball - just never noticed what denomination worshipped in the building - my apologies.

Cheers for the wee bit of info!


Neither am I... as I said, I lived directly across the road from it for several years
Eddy

purplethistle wrote:

Not sure about this exact location! Though that might be the top of the Astoria peeping over the back. making the Church at the end, on Garscube Rd.


This is Hopehill Rd looking up from Maryhill Rd to Garscube Rd at the top of the picture. The only building still there is St Columba's Church which is the red stone building at the top right.
The setts which ran the length of the road are now to be seen only at the top section in front of the church.

Eddy
Stuball

Doesnt anybody read following posts????
discominer

I think this might be Hopehill Roa...
Eddy

Stuball wrote:
Doesnt anybody read following posts????



Most of the posts add information while confirming the location.

Eddy
Eddy

purplethistle wrote:

Not sure about this exact location! Though that might be the top of the Astoria peeping over the back. making the Church at the end, on Garscube Rd.


Here's how it looks today.

Eddy

Eddy

purplethistle wrote:



Taken this morning, the contrast between these snaps underlines the damage done to this area: from an active, busy, fairly prosperous area to ...well. I do think that the area is on the up at the moment.

Eddy

purplethistle



One for Norrie, the chimney fan!
Stuball

Eddy wrote:
The only building still there is St Columba's Church which is the red stone building at the top right.


It's brick
Eddy

Stuball wrote:
Eddy wrote:
The only building still there is St Columba's Church which is the red stone building at the top right.


It's brick


I stand corrected.

Eddy

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