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James

Glasgow in the 1970s - Past Presents

All Past Present pictures in here folks.  
kev

Not so much a past /present more like a past /even more past ...hey its a start..belive the pic is from the early sixties..hope its the same church..it looks right



kev


Note the tram lines in the second pic
Stuball

kev9 wrote:
Not so much a past /present more like a past /even more past ...hey its a start..belive the pic is from the early sixties..hope its the same church..it looks right





Looks like the windows have been replaced at some point.... curved for rectangle
sputnik

weans withoot a playstation ,i hope they survive.
kev

View of the church with scaffolding on front elevation...could explain the altered windows Stu

HollowHorn

1970 / 2009:

Greendyke St at the Saltmarket




College St, south side, from Shuttle St.




Nicholas St.





High St at Nicholas St.




High St, west side, south of George St.




High St, N of College St





tenements at the corner of High St and Duke St.





High St at Rottenrow.




Corner of McLeod St. and Castle St.




Castle St, west side, south of Cathedral St


Fjord

In the name of fcuk HH you've done not too bad young man. I'm surprised at how much is actually still there.
HollowHorn

Ooops, I missed out the Nicholas St. 'present' Fixed now.  
Yes G, so much remains, but so much has gone too.
Fjord

HollowHorn wrote:

Yes G, so much remains, but so much has gone too.


I meant the road layout I should have made myself clearer although the tree at Greendyke St at the Saltmarket dosen't have as much bush these days. There was definitely more twigs in the thatch going on in the 1970's... I blame Yoko Ono btw
kev

marvelous the HH Will try some at the w/end
HollowHorn

Fjord wrote:
dosen't have as much bush these days.

Cue Wee Minxy  
James

Some great stuff there, HH.

Though, you should've phoned me and I could've been the guy on pushbike for ye...


James H
HollowHorn

james73 wrote:
Though, you should've phoned me and I could've been the guy on pushbike for ye...

Sorry, fatty, but it was all uphill from there.    
Stuball

The biggest difference is cars.... so many more of them
HollowHorn

Stuball wrote:
The biggest difference is cars.... so many more of them


I'd guess that if you went early in the morning or on a Sunday, the traffic would be a tad lighter. I chose 5pm  
Chief Inspector

Top notch HH
HollowHorn

Chief Inspector wrote:
Top notch HH

Cheers, Chief, but no matter how hard you try, digital just can't compare to original film. It just does not seem as natural somehow.
Marti

I borrowed one of streapadair's gorbals pics for this before and after...


Not sure of the correct street name, so i'll go with main st looking towards cathcart rd...


Cumberland st, corner with surrey st looking east...
James

Excellent Marti.  



James H
HollowHorn

Perfect angles, well done.
Beano

Fielden Street 1967



2010



1966



2010

joyce

Brill photos here...
the researcher

is the old building on the corner of mcleod st and castle street the one featured in billy connollys world tour of scotland in which he says to camera that its the oldest building in glasgow though i may be mistaken on this though
will need to check the video to double check this but am sure this is the same location
Jagz1876

Researcher, the building you are referring to is the Provan's Lordship, the oldest house in Glasgow (1471), the oldest building in the city is of course Glasgow Cathedral built between the 13th and 15th centuries.
Fat Cat

Why was the water pumping station in High Street pulled down?  I don't remember it but from pictures it looks like a lovely building.   Was the land earmarked for something else?
James

Fat Cat wrote:
Why was the water pumping station in High Street pulled down?  I don't remember it but from pictures it looks like a lovely building.   Was the land earmarked for something else?

The eastern flank of the Inner Ring Road. This also explains why the
tenements across the street from where the pumping station stood were
demolished in the 1980s. It's still a gap site.



James H
Fat Cat

james73 wrote:
Fat Cat wrote:
Why was the water pumping station in High Street pulled down?  I don't remember it but from pictures it looks like a lovely building.   Was the land earmarked for something else?

The eastern flank of the Inner Ring Road. This also explains why the
tenements across the street from where the pumping station stood were
demolished in the 1980s. It's still a gap site.



James H


Thanks.  Had a quick look on the internet at stuff about the townhead interchange.  What a bloody nightmare.   Thank God it didn't come to fruition.  10 bridges and 6 pedestrian subways?     No doubt some twit will try to resurrect these plans in years to come.
rotten milk

streap's 1975 view of rottenrow


same view in 2010
rotten milk

streap's 1973 pic of cathedral house


and in 2010
James

streapadair wrote:
Castle St, east side, north of Cathedral St.  This baronial fantasy was built as the Royal Blind Asylum in 1881. The Royal Infirmary later took it over and built the plain northern extension, which has now been replaced by a multi-storey car park, though the original building is still there. July 1973



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streapadair wrote:
Martyr St at the far end of McAslin St,  from Glebe St. April 1973



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streapadair wrote:
St Mungo's Church and retreat, and beyond it the building which formed the core of St Mungo's Academy from 1883 to 1973, though it expanded into several other buildings, including the Martyrs' School across the road.  March 1973



2013




James H
James

streapadair wrote:
Glebe St, east side, from Castle St.  April 1973



2013






streapadair wrote:
Glebe St leading down to Castle St, with Stirling Rd going across.  April 1973



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streapadair wrote:
Stirling Rd, from St James Rd to Castle St.  April 1973



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streapadair wrote:
St James Rd, looking east from Taylor St. Did the 'bridge' link two parts of the Collins works?   April 1973



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James H
cybers

All belters James but does that "drinkin well" in the first one still exist somewhere else in the city ?
DavidMcD316

Excellent photos there james!
James

cybers wrote:
All belters James but does that "drinkin well" in the first one still exist somewhere else in the city ?

Good question, I've no idea. I remember it well and, in fact, it could've
remained exactly where it was as there's nothing preventing that. I assume
it was moved prior to the decision to abandon the eastern flank of the M8
Ring Road.


James H
Alex Glass

Still the King at past present James

Cybers I think that drining well is not far from its original location I think I took some photos of it a couple of years ago.

Think it is Cathedral Street but may be slightly out on that
streapadair

It's outside The Lee in St James Rd.
James

streapadair wrote:
It's outside The Lee in St James Rd.

So it is. The amount of times I've walked past it as well.  






James H
cybers

I pass it every morning  
Hawick_1987

I have been over and over these photos many times, but I have never quite been able to picture the settings as they are today. All credit to Streapadair and James, made my night  
Marti

Sandyhills (1968)

This is actually the same place now...


Credit to Mustang for the original pic.
nellienaeneck

are the sandyhills high flats away now?

sorry can see them now in the background. better get tae specsavers
Marblez

Balvicar Dr, Camphill Queen’s Park Church, now QP Baptist  (W.Leiper, 1883)
by streapadair



Aug 2013


Queens Park Baptist Camphill by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr
Marblez

Finnieston Ferry leaving the north slip.  June 1975 by streapadair



Sep 2006 It hasn't changed much since then


Old Finnieston Ferry (N) by D1gitAl Imagez, on Flickr[/b]

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