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Alycidon

JR James Photo Archive

The University of Sheffield has just put online four thousand photos of Britain in the 60s and 70s. They were the collection of JR James, Chief Planner at the Ministry of Housing and Local Government in the 1960s, later Proferssor of Town and Regional Planning at Sheffield. There are a lot of maps and plans, but plenty of photos too. They cover both new town centres and the dereliction they replaced.  The Scottish set is mainly Cumbernauld, but there are some vintage Glasgow shots in there as well
Link to home page
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrjamesarchive/sets/
Scottish Set
https://www.flickr.com/photos/jrjamesarchive/sets/72157634491896533/
The story behind the slides, forgotten in a drawer for thirty years and digitised by a couple of gallant graduates, is here
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-29082338
Glesga Geek

Archive

hi Alycidon,

Thanks for that link to that great archive - I hadn't seen those pics before. I particularly love the pic of George St with the Eric and Ernie billboard and lots of Tennants lager.

cheers!
John
BTJustice

Re: Archive

Glesga Geek wrote:
I particularly love the pic of George St with the Eric and Ernie billboard and lots of Tennants lager.

cheers!
John


The JR James archive got in touch and I completed a then and now set using their pics;

George st then and now by route9autos.co.uk, on Flickr

Rest are over on my flickr.

Dave

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