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Alex Glass

Glasgow Streets, Roads & Avenues

There are a lot of roads in Glasgow which are overlooked. But in order to get to where you are going you will have either walked or traveled on the roads of Glasgow. Some will have seen a lot of changes over the years whilst others will have been the same for a number of years.

When you are out and about why not take some photos of Glasgow's Roads.

M8 at Easterhouse Train Station









Main Street, Baillieston



Springboig Road



Kerrera Road, Barlanark



Edinburgh Road, Baillieston



Junction of Hallhill Road at Budhill

fastnet

M8 at BAR L.........



Edmiston Dr.

Alex Glass

You can see my old house in the first one fastnet.

Gartcraig Road.

Also the famous Bankend Street where the Ice Cream Wars resulted in the deaths of members of the Doyle Family.

Was it taken from the Cranhill Flats
fastnet

alex..............yes it was.

although not inside the flats.

i was lucky enough to go up on a hoist outside them this summer.
Alex Glass

M8 from the canal



Argyle Street at Finnieston



Posted edited to correct my mistake in calling Argyle Street Dumbarton Road
AlanM

Alex Glass wrote:

Dumbarton Road at Finnieston



Argyle Street  
Alex Glass



I am sooooo embarrassed Alan I am going to edit the post but make a note of apology
tombro

But that begs the question and I got involved in it on another forum, Alex.

Where does Argyle Street become Dumbarton Road ?

I always thought it was up by the Kelvin Hall where Argyle Street and Suchiehall Street came together, but that's the memory of a ten year old who left Glasgow for Australia in 1960 !

Tombro  
James

tombro wrote:
But that begs the question and I got involved in it on another forum, Alex.

Where does Argyle Street become Dumbarton Road ?

I always thought it was up by the Kelvin Hall where Argyle Street and Suchiehall Street came together, but that's the memory of a ten year old who left Glasgow for Australia in 1960 !

Tombro  

It's either side of Partick Bridge at the Kelvin Hall, which carried the road over
the Kelvin.



James H
Alex Glass

The silly thing is I do know that Dumbarton Road starts further up the road but for some reason I had a mental block and had it in my head that Dumbarton Road some how starts nearer to the City Centre  
Alex Glass

Gallowgate



Alex Glass

Gallowgate near Glasgow Cross



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Duke Street



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M8 from the footbridge at Kinning Park







LowLight

Crownpoint Road. Wee demolition happening on the right.



I think this is the Old Edinburgh Road but I'm not sure. Don't think it's any old farmers road with road markings. A bit of help with this one please. That's Baillieston lights in the distance with the Morrisons up to the left.



LowLight

sh!te story but on the Kinning Park footbridge I witnessed a lorry jackknifing (real word) and the driver was in a sh!t state hanging right out the window, blood everywhere.

I also fell right on my arse on the ice one morning attempting to help a pregnant lassie I worked with and she didn't even notice. To make things worse my pieces fell over the bridge.

That bridge was not kind to me on my way to work.

Anyway back to proceedings.

Alex Glass

Great photos anf an interesting story Lowlight
cybers

Was having a bit of a bad day today but that story cheered me up Pete...
Could only have been bettered if yi nicked the lorry drivers pieces and help to git the lassie pregnant on the footbridge..

Cracking pics of the road works from hell too...
James

M8 @ Townhead - looking West


The infamous fast lane on & off lanes,
intended to be the North East junction
for the original M8 Ringroad.


** 40 **


Looking East
at the location of the North East junction for the original M8 Ringroad.


Looking East



James H
James

Springburn Road



James H
cybers

james73 wrote:
The infamous fast lane on & off lanes, intended to be the North East junction
for the original M8 Ringroad.


James H


Are the Infamous ones not the ones further West as for some reason i seem to remember a tale told to me as a kid that the pair at Charing Cross were the only ones of their type in the UK.
Could be wrong though !
AlanM

Those are the same lanes, just at the other end where they leave and join at the Royal Inf.
Alex Glass

Fantastic group of photos.

That Springburn Road one was the inspiration for this thread. When I saw the Andrew Charles Paul photos I thought it would be a good idea to get some photos of other road.

Hopefully in around 20 years time those who follow will appreciate seeing images of Glasgow's roads as they look today.
Whambamthankumam

LowLight wrote:

I think this is the Old Edinburgh Road but I'm not sure. Don't think it's any old farmers road with road markings. A bit of help with this one please. That's Baillieston lights in the distance with the Morrisons up to the left.





That is the old line of west bound carriageway of the A8, the east bound one was dug up and planted with the trees seen on the right.
LowLight

Thanks for clearing that up.
Fjord

Buchanan Street

I recently came across some views of Buchanan Street from the 1960's and it kinda threw me as to how much the northern end has changed.
It's almost unrecognisable today as it's dominated by the Buchanan Gallery's which covers much of the area in the pics below.

Any help on the early geography and layout would be much appreciated, I've tried my best with available archive material to try and piece it together.

OK these are the images that initially caught my eye which then led me to think about the bigger picture as how the area stands today.
I should also add that my memories of this area are from 1985-1990 just prior to the major re-development.    


First of a sequence of pics, could any one ID the road the van is travelling on and the side roads just out of shot? my guess is it's Dundas Place but it doesn't correlate with the present day



Queen Street Station coming into view








Heading down Buchanan Street with St Enoch Square just visible in the distance.






Some aerial views from the 60's era but I couldn't place the Police box perhaps it was removed or added at some point?
*Note: the Ger-Ralds Corner building.



X marks the junction that the Scamel delivery wagon crosses.

James

The truck has travelled along Cathedral St and is turning down into Buchanan
Street. The street that diagonally cut across that block was called Dundas Place.
For years, it was nothing more than a fenced off wasteground, though the street
was still visible through a mesh fence gate at either end. It's now buried under
the Buchanan Galleries. There was a pub on one of the corners called The
Five Ways, indicating that it was a five way road junction.

This old map shows it simply called Dundas Street, but it was renamed at some
point to distinguish it from Dundas Street itself.




James H
Alex Glass

Thanks for renaming this thread. Makes it much better to expand the coverage.

They photos are fantastic Fjord

Well done James  I was sure it was Cathedral Street although I didn't remember the actual layout of that top part of Buchanan/Dundas Street.

There where some amount of pubs at that end of the town.
James

Here's The Five Ways - looks like it was on the north-eastern corner of
Buchanan Street and Bath Street (or is it still Cathedral St at that point?).




James H
Alex Glass

Fantastic photo James

You can see the vacant site behind the bus.
Fjord

james73 wrote:
The truck has travelled along Cathedral St and is turning down into Buchanan
Street. The street that diagonally cut across that block was called Dundas Place.
For years, it was nothing more than a fenced off wasteground, though the street
was still visible through a mesh fence gate at either end. It's now buried under
the Buchanan Galleries. There was a pub on one of the corners called The
Five Ways, indicating that it was a five way road junction.

This old map shows it simply called Dundas Street, but it was renamed at some
point to distinguish it from Dundas Street itself.




James H


It's all making sense now I was all over the place from Cathedral Street to Killermont Street  due to the amount of changes
James

Fjord wrote:

Funnily enough, your 'red cross' marked pretty much the exact spot, though it
is true to say the area as it was then has been wiped off the face of the planet
in pursuit of unsustainable increasing personal debt...


*Edit* - how big is that sign outside Queen Street station advertising the 'Electric Trains?'  



James H
Alex Glass

That first building on Bath Street is also gone

This is the site which has held up the further development of the east side of Buchanan Street and the west side of West Nile Street and has had a couple of planning consents agreed.

It was the subject of a court case a couple of years ago. One of the developers made a model of the area which they brought to the Planning Committee. I wonder if they still have it.
James

Alex Glass wrote:
That first building on Bath Street is also gone

This is the site which has held up the further development of the east side of Buchanan Street and the west side of West Nile Street and has had a couple of planning consents agreed.

It was the subject of a court case a couple of years ago. One of the developers made a model of the area which they brought to the Planning Committee. I wonder if they still have it.

I've seen the plans for the area you refer to Alex.


They don't inspire...



James H
HollowHorn

'Ger-Aaldos Corner' has all the signage indicative of an ice-cream parlour / cafe. Though from the photos it would appear to br some sort of gentleman's outfitters, anyone have any history of the place?
Fjord

HollowHorn wrote:
'Ger-Aaldos Corner' has all the signage indicative of an ice-cream parlour / cafe. Though from the photos it would appear to br some sort of gentleman's outfitters, anyone have any history of the place?


It was Ger-Ralds not Geraldo's like an Italian Ice Cream Parlour but I can see where your coming from.
The external sign looks like it's displaying a pork pie hat or is it a trillby?  

Fess up you bought all your dancin' gear out of this place before jiving it up in the Locarno. In fact is that not a hip young HH in the dark suit checking out the wares in the display window?

HollowHorn

By gad sir, tis me alright!  
AlanM

If I remember correctly the site of the Five Ways is where Sainsbury's now lives (roughly) and the Northwestern corner was home to the George Hotel
Alex Glass

The George Hotel was on that corner Alan
kev

Article about Five ways.....it is where sainsbugs is
http://www.oldglasgowpubs.co.uk/fivewaysbuchanan.html
pwm437

Ger-Ralds Gentsware Ltd., were located at 206 Buchanan Street.
Alex Glass

 to Urban Glasgow pwm437

Thanks fro the confirmation of the location of their shop

Where did you get the information  Out of interest
James

M8 @ Townhead




James H
James

New City Road




James H
James

Great Western Road




James H
James

M8 @ Cowcaddens




James H
Alex Glass

Been on a wander James

Great photos of some very interesting areas of the city and the motorway
tombro

Oh wow,

Haven't some parts of Glasgow really changed !

James, those last three pictures are places that, in the memory of a person who left Glasgow as a ten year old show how much things can change and how much things can remain the same.

My memories of New City Road are that it was a link from Renfrew Street out to St George's Cross and then to Great Western Road (memories of the No 20 bus to Drumchapel).

The picture from St George's Cross out along Great Western Road actually looks very similar to my nearly fifty year old memories but my memories of Cowcaddens are that it was a very busy area, unlike your last photograph.

Am I havering, or do my recollections ring even just a little bit true ?

Tombro  
glasgowken

I like these sort of pics, bit like our version of the Google Street View car   These are from my hard drive.

Broomloan Road.


Gardner Street.


Gt Western Road (at Blairdardie)


Motorway juctions at Anderston.


Canmore Street.


David Street.


Rimsdale Street.


Rotherwood Avenue.


South Street.


Clutha Street.


Kirkhope Drive.


West Street.


Thurso Street.


Butterbiggins Road.


Garscadden Road.


Gt Western Road (at Garscadden)


Munro Place.


Albert Road.




Bolton Drive.


Monymusk Place.


Fascue Place.


Old Castle Road.


Starthcona Drive.
sputnik

great pics gk,that was a fair wee wander,north south east and west.and i could nearly see ma hoose in there.
James

tombro wrote:
James, those last three pictures are places that, in the memory of a person who left Glasgow as a ten year old show how much things can change and how much things can remain the same.

My memories of New City Road are that it was a link from Renfrew Street out to St George's Cross and then to Great Western Road (memories of the No 20 bus to Drumchapel).

The picture from St George's Cross out along Great Western Road actually looks very similar to my nearly fifty year old memories but my memories of Cowcaddens are that it was a very busy area, unlike your last photograph.

Am I havering, or do my recollections ring even just a little bit true ?

Tombro  

You are right. New City Road lead out to Great Western Road but when the M8
was built and Cowcaddens Street changed to Cowcaddens Road it was effectively
replaced by West Graham Street and a flyover. What would've been once a busy
section of road is now basically cut in two and quite ghost-like.


James H
Alex Glass

Queen Street

Queen Street

Stuball

Re: Queen Street

Alex Glass wrote:
Queen Street



That might make a good tiltshift :)
Alex Glass

do you need the larger file Stu I could post it on Flickr

Go for it
Stuball

Hows this?


Alex Glass



Excellent Stu

THANK YOU

     
cybers

The Last Of Rosyth St Oatlands...
Passed this today and thought about that scene from The Commitments...
I was halfway up Springfield Road just at the junction of london road when i thought
BUGGER IT !!! spun the car round and had a wee nosey.





glasgowken

It's a pity these couldn't be refurbished, they look solid.
tombro

GK,

Thanks for your pictures as they, too, brought back a few memories.

The Great Western Road at Blairdardie still looks familiar after nearly fifty years away;  Monymusk Place in 'theDrum' looks a little different from when the No 9 Bus used to terminate up that way but I see buses are still up around there and the Rotherwood Avenue picture quickly sent me to Google Earth for I was sure it was somewhere in Knightswood.

Thanks for adding to my memories !

Tombro  
glasgowken

Thanks Tombro. I grew up in Monymusk I know that area well.
The Drum has changed a lot, probably only 15% of the tenements left, with all of them 'up the hill' demolished.
fastnet

Howard st.



goosedubbs.



Alex Glass

M77 & Great Western Road

M77 & Great Western Road

John

Hutton Drive Linthouse


Holmfauldhead Rd Linthouse


Clyde Tunnel entrance in the distance,
wee minx

Scary, that top one looks like there is the remains one of those "thurs beeen a murder" outlines on the ground there  
Alex Glass

Woodlands Road

Woodlands Road



Fjord

Crown Street Gorbals looks pretty desolate at the moment but it'll change dramatically when the M74 flyover dominates the horizon.

Alex Glass

Great before shot Fjord

Not be long till you get the after one
neilmc

George Street:-

Fjord

Byres Road- As luck would have it the Little Italy water feature coincided with Curlers Bar Watered Down Beer & Real Ale festival... there were no complaints apparently  

James

Curlers - student/emo shithole.  



James H
Fjord

At least they had a wash that day
John

Curlers used to be a great pub looks like its gon tits up these days
Stuball

I remember Curlers when it was great... my mum took me a few times for a pub lunch upstairs in Jock Tamsons
AlanM

Curlers was good when the downstairs had the saloon and the dark lounge
Fjord

Nelson Street, Tradeston looking east
Fjord

Morrison Street - Tradeston

Fjord

Patterson Street @ Walllace Street

fastnet

Fjord wrote:
Nelson Street, Tradeston looking east


fjord.......that looks like a scene from any american town.....
Fjord

Under the M8 at Dalintober Street

Fjord

fastnet wrote:


fjord.......that looks like a scene from any american town.....


It's Grand Theft Auto baby
Fjord

Wallace Street Tradeston







Fag Break @ The House of Sher

Fjord

Laidlaw Street Tradeston

Fjord

Clyde Place The old entrance to the Renfrew Ferry venue now re-landscaped for the new pointy Bridge.

Fjord

Clyde Street @ St Andrews Cathedral

Fjord

Wilson Street Merchant City


Alex Glass

Fjord were you following me today?

I passed most of the places you photographed

Great photos
27stowst

Hello everyone. I just registered today, well actually yesterday as it is now 3am, and I've spent a very enjoyable 6 or so hours browsing the site and just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciated it. Am new to the forum system but am sure I'll get better with practice!! May even manage to upload some pics in the future. Anyhoo I really have to say goodnight (or should that be good morning?) (or even good afternoon for our antipodean members) cos my eyes are going skelly!! Thanks and keep up the good work. Ellen.
Stuball

hello and welcome 27stowst (Nowt wrong with 3am, I was online)
Alex Glass

27stowst wrote:
Hello everyone. I just registered today, well actually yesterday as it is now 3am, and I've spent a very enjoyable 6 or so hours browsing the site and just wanted to let you all know how much I appreciated it. Am new to the forum system but am sure I'll get better with practice!! May even manage to upload some pics in the future. Anyhoo I really have to say goodnight (or should that be good morning?) (or even good afternoon for our antipodean members) cos my eyes are going skelly!! Thanks and keep up the good work. Ellen.


 to Urban Glasgow 27st  

I am sure you will settle in well you are in good company and everyone will be willing to help you if you want to upload some picture
Fjord

Fox Street



James

Interesting piece on the construction of the M8.

http://www.iht.org/motorway/m8glasedin.htm



James H
Marti

I found this very interesting, about the old A74 road...

http://www.cbrd.co.uk/histories/b7076-b7078/
Alex Glass

james73 wrote:
Interesting piece on the construction of the M8.

http://www.iht.org/motorway/m8glasedin.htm



James H


Wow this is great James

I remember Whatlings doing the work on the motorway at the bottom of our back garden. Due to the location of our house they had to fit secondary glazing. My mother fought for them to secondary glaze all the windows. They intended to just do the back windows. She also gained concessions from them on the work to reconstruct our back garden. There was regular meetings with the local residents to agree timing of the blasting which was required to construct the motorway. When you pass by Barlinnie Prison heading east you can see the rocks before the flyover which replaced the old wooden bridge on Gartcraig Road.

Monklands Motorway Stage 2A contractor Whatlings



Alex Glass

Almost the same location as the last one above.



And one before the motorway was built

James

Springburn Expressway, looking South - the dual carriageway which was built
in the early 1980s. The buildings on the right mark the point where Hawthorn
Street met the old Springburn Road at a T-junction. Pic of that >> here << by
kev from the Past Present thead.



Springburn Road looking North where it reverts to a single carriageway
heading for Bishopbriggs.



James H
Alex Glass

M77 at Arden and Darnley footbridge

Looking South



Looking North

Stuball

Gardner Street

Doog Doog

thats a cracker.
Alex Glass

Great view Stu

I have a couple similar ones in mind so will need to try and get some time during the lunch hour one day soon.
Hamski

Greendyke Street



What was this building then,guys?  
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