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Old Glasgow Maps

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MOD EDIT. Some comments may seem strange in this first part but the pictures posted have now been removed by the members. Hopefully it can get back on track






Great maps, cheap as chips too. Wonderful scan btw, the must have taken a while.  
Beano

Handy map Pete thanks for posting....good scan to mate  
cybers

Great scan Pete.
So George St was originally to the east of Orr St Just need some political hack to blame that on global warming too...
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LowLight

Aye it took a good while. I originally wanted to create a Google Earth overlay. The only problem being that the image quality deteriorates the larger the image.

Found a couple of programs to create Super-Overlays but that's another story...a long horrible story.

Try it out and notice the difference for yourself.

[Link Removed] Use link below.
Alex Glass

Well Done Lowlight

I thought you had access to one of they large scanners.  
LowLight

Thanks Alex, wish I did.

Finally got a super-overlay created of this thing. Worked quite well. A lot more zoomable than that last one.

Glasgow Green Map 1892 Overlay
Beano

Good map,notice Christ church on Brook st/Crownpoint rd once had a graveyard bordering on George st (Rogart st) had enquiry about this few weeks ago. Problem solved thanks mate  
LowLight

Nice one, glad it came in handy.
cell

Excellent piece of work lowlight, that works really well. I think that sort of google earth overlays is one of the most useful things I've come across when looking into Glasgow's past.

At the risk of sounding greedy could you do any of the other ones in this series?
LowLight

cell wrote:
Excellent piece of work lowlight, that works really well. I think that sort of google earth overlays is one of the most useful things I've come across when looking into Glasgow's past.

At the risk of sounding greedy could you do any of the other ones in this series?


Thanks.

I've got an East End one from 18xx (can't remember exact date) and a City Centre map from 1909 to get scanned. Just need to pick them up so should be done in the next few days.

This time I'll get them as perfect as possible. I'm still not 100% satisfied with that one.
Stuball

Change it to what? You start the thread so should be able to change it by editing the first post
LowLight

Everybody calm doon I've only been using the internet for 12 years.


Thanks.
calamity

     
LowLight

Glad it helped you out Imp.
hillmanimp

LowLight wrote:
Glad it helped you out Imp.


Yes!  Many thanks!

It might not be quite the right place to do it, but while I'm thanking, I'd like to give a general thanks to all the people on here who post such a fantastic range of photos, history, memories, etc, etc.  



It's great looking at all this stuff

Imp
Marti

Lowlight...may i thank you profoundly for taking the time to scan and upload these maps of old glasgow....THANKYOU KIND SIR...
LowLight

Thanks Marti.
Beano

Lowlight change avatar too map man   keep up the great work mate.
LowLight

Thanks Ben.

Everyone remember to check out the Google Earth Overlays thread too.
James

Superb LowLight. The detail on this is brillian. Bothwell Circus - dont think I've
seen it called that before.


James H
LowLight

Thanks a lot James. There's a few streets and places I had no idea about their old names.

The GE Overlays are great to see the changes that have taken place over the last 100 years.
cybers

Brilliant stuff again Pete
Whilst having no interest in the railways per-se its quite interesting to have a point of reference when James an co mention chords etc it makes them easier to visualise.
falseface

wee minx

oooh, that looks like a wee book full, FF.
falseface

wee minx wrote:
oooh, that looks like a wee book full, FF.


aye its a great wee book
here's the front cover
toomse

Wondering if anyone would have information on the subway tunnel that heads south from St Enoch’s Station on the map

Stuball

Ehh... the Glasgow Underground?
hillmanimp

toomse wrote:
Wondering if anyone would have information on the subway tunnel that heads south from St Enoch’s Station on the map



toomse

Depends on what sort of information you are interested in.

It is part of the Glasgow Underground system, which is basically a circle (actually 2 circles - clockwise and anti-clockwise).

Here is a link the Strathclyde passenger website with some info.

http://www.spt.co.uk/subway/about_the_subway.aspx
LowLight

I've got an East-End, North and a later High Street map still to do.

I'll get them up tonight possibly.
LowLight

I've now added all the maps in the first post. Makes it easier for people to find.
toomse

thanks for the link hillmanimp, found what I was looking for (should have been more specific)
cell

Just a wee bump for this excellent thread, Lowlight did you ever do anymore of these overlays? I downloaded all the ones you did and they are brilliant, I just love that wee fader button!
pharp

Glasgow Maps Overlay

Great, just great. I have been trying for months to locate old addresses for our family tree. We knew were the streets were but now we can plot them.
Thanks for you work and effort.
LowLight

cell wrote:
Just a wee bump for this excellent thread, Lowlight did you ever do anymore of these overlays? I downloaded all the ones you did and they are brilliant, I just love that wee fader button!


I've got a couple more to do mate. My PSU has just packed in but once I've got that sorted I'll do a couple more.
Hawick_1987

I picked up some excellent old maps of Glasgow and the surrounding area up in Fort William, back in March.

The first one was published by William Porteous' & Co. of 9 (Royal) Exchange Place, a once famous bookshop and map seller. Porteous Bookshop offered a wide variety of items - from maps and ancient literature, to the eclectic London Magazine and sailing guides. The building itself was erected in 1834 and contains five floors. I can't seem to source when it closed, although a family web site seems to indicate the late 1980's, before becoming part of the Rogano Restaurant.

A small photo showing the shop in c.1977 (Credit: William Campbell)


Front cover of the map


The top half shows the numbered roads scheme from the Ministry of Transport, with 'A' roads represented solely by their assigned numbers. Each concentric circle represents a mile from the centre of Glasgow. A further key gives the distances to larger towns throughout Scotland i.e. 30 miles to Ardrossan, 25 miles to Lanark, 114 miles to Fort William etc. etc.


The same map, south of the city.
Hawick_1987

The second map is from Edinburgh based Bartholomew, showing 'Glasgow District's Trans-Clyde Rail Network.' Again, any guesses on the year? It must be the late 1980's/early 1990's, as the map below shows the site of the International Garden Festival.


I have chosen this section to scan, as it shows the area now occupied by the M77 motorway, as well as the streets surrounding the former Pollok Centre which were wiped to make way for the Silverburn Shopping Centre. According to the 'Great Wan' - Wikipedia - there had been an "unused spur running to roughly Ibrox telephone exchange on Gower Street" of the M77. Has this been discussed before on UG? The search didn't throw up anything.
cybers

That map was on the back of the old TRANS-CARD

Used to ride the train to all the end of district stops as a teen.
busdriver

Hawick_1987 wrote:
The second map is from Edinburgh based Bartholomew, showing 'Glasgow District's Trans-Clyde Rail Network.' Again, any guesses on the year? It must be the late 1980's/early 1990's, as the map below shows the site of the International Garden Festival.

Glasgow City Plan - 1: 20, 000

ISBN 10: 070280584X / 0-7028-0584-X

Publisher: HarperCollins Distribution Services
Publication Date: 1982
Hawick_1987

Spot on busdriver, I just didn't have my thinking cap on!  
James

Hawick_1987 wrote:
The second map is from Edinburgh based Bartholomew, showing 'Glasgow District's Trans-Clyde Rail Network.' Again, any guesses on the year? It must be the late 1980's/early 1990's, as the map below shows the site of the International Garden Festival.

There's a thread with the old TransClyde maps here:
http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/about455.html

I'd say that one above is after 1983 (the Paisley Canal line is gone) but hard to
say exactly when.

>> This post << shows the progression of the maps over the years. Finnieston
became Exhibition Centre after the SECC was opened in 1985. The Garden
Festival site was probably earmarked for a number of years.



James H
Doog Doog

IIRC,the Canal Line lost it's passenger service on the 8th Jan 1983.

Reckon that one's late 83,early 84.
Hawick_1987

I'd completely forgotten about that thread, cheers guys.  
spicerhugh

Old Glasgow Maps

http://www.flickr.com/photos/65166290@N00/11149355465/

from 1939[/url]
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