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dustmite

Photos 1962 or maybe '63 locations unknown

I'm trying to determine the location of some old photos, these are blown-up from tiny contact prints and very probably of Glasgow, the date is 1962, I know it's my dad in the second photo but where?  The others pictures in the set were taken indoors at Dunmore St, Gorbals, but there is also one of ships on the Clyde which looks as if taken from the Port Glasgow area looking across to Dumbarton Rock.

The buildings seem distinctive, spectacular, and should be easily identified by the Font of all Knowledge that is urbanglasgow.co.uk.





Have at it.
fastnet

The first picture looks like Rome and the second looks like St. Pauls cathedral.....


EDIT..... The second pic might be in Italy as well.... Vatican maybe ?
dustmite

Hmm, I'd a suspicion they might be abroad, but I've an aged relative here who says they can't be, that it's the Gorbals somewhere probably.  

The plot really does thicken.

Thanks for the clue.
cybers

Not sure about the first one but the second is definitely Vatican City.
fastnet

I'm sure I have a pic of the first one when we were in Rome..... Even my Mrs agrees..


PS...... It is NOT the Gorbals
Vinny the Mackem

If you do a google images search with "famous buildings in rome" as the search, the first image is the building in the first picture.  Appears to be the Victor Emmanuel memorial.

http://www.aviewoncities.com/rome/victoremmanuelmonument.htm
cybers

mibbes yir auld boy popped oot for the famous glesga paper  
The wan that takes two weeks to return from and yi stagger hame reekin
dustmite

Thanks for the help folks.

I've figured these out, it's not my dad in the photo, though it's uncannily like him, his brother took the photo and the guy is a pal of his brothers.  His brother was in the merchant navy and must have went by boat to Italy in '62.

In the light of that the one of the ships I mentioned could be anywhere on that journey, not necessarily the Clyde, I've upped the brightness on that one and it doesn't look much like Dumbarton Rock either, it was probably taken from aboard ship..



This one is Glasgow, my dad is second left front row, it is either a primary School in Pollock or it's Holyrood.  It says 1952 on the ball, but the word above that is indistinct.  The boys in the shot would be 73 years old now.

dustmite

Just idle curiosity with me now.

This one is my granda, it must be the middle-forties, suspect it is around the Bridgeton area.  The awnings, barbers pole etc. look like another picture of London road elsewhere on the site, but the corner building in the distance with the balustrade isn't the Tron building, unless its roof and clock was missing.  It seems to be one way as the cyclist and car are on the wrong side of the road, and the road narrows, pavement is extended.

The strange arrow sign says 'WALK IN', but that is about all that is legible, the wording on the sort of lollipop bus stop is indecipherable.

Small pic is a link to a larger version.


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nellienaeneck

the last photo looks like shettleston road just before the cross.
dustmite

Thanks nellie :)

It might be, I'm looking at Shettleston pics, but there the majority of the tenements with shops below seem four and three storeys high, these look just like mainly two storey ones.  Could be anywhere, he was born at and grew up at 77 Abercromby St Bridgeton in 1911, by the time of this picture he was married with 3 kids born 1936, 1938 and 1940, and might have been living in Preston St Govanhill (demolished) or the other Preston St, Bridgeton/Dalmarnock which was renamed to Dunn St, so it is likely in that neck(!) of the woods.  He moved with family out to Pollock in the late 1940s.

I think that the woman on the bike is actually pushing a pram or barrow.
nellienaeneck

just before the cross around dean's pub the buildings are two stories and the tall building on the corner  looke the the building at dalveen st on shettleston road facing wellshot road. even the pavement widens at the right place.  shettleston then was a good shopping area and tollcross park is very near so maybe it was a day out
dustmite

I'm still no closer to identifying with certainty the location of this pic, been all over the Shettleston pics available and can find no convincing matching scene.

I've marked on this photo some distinctive features of the buildings on the left; this is linked again to a larger version for detailed scrutiny.





On another thread the demolition of the Penilee Gleddoch Rd shops were shown, had relatives lived in back and front door on Gleddoch Rd, from the forties, after moving from Govan, till early 1970s and they remember in the late forties and for some time after, the paper shop's name and owner's name started with R, possibly was Riddoch's or Roddick's.

Seen some Scottish film 'Then and Nows' and commentary, I got the impression a scene with a dog in 'Trainspotting', was filmed at the Fountain Gardens in Paisley which run between Caledonia St and Love St.  The tenement shown being in Blythswood Drive, Paisley.

In Tutti Frutti, the scene where the band's van passes an Esso Garage, this was filmed on the Beith Road in Johnstone, it's the Benston Garage, the tracking shot was filmed from the parallel Craigview Ave, Johnstone.  In another series also with Robbie Coltrane: 'Your Cheatin Heart', many indoor Country and Western club and live music scenes were filmed at the Keanie Club, that was the Johnstone Burgh FC social club on Auchenlodment Road.

Here's a fuzzy scene from my own collection taken on the set of an episode of Taggart, probably in 1987 up at Blanefield or Strathblane.

Beano

dustmite wrote:
Thanks for the help folks.

I've figured these out, it's not my dad in the photo, though it's uncannily like him, his brother took the photo and the guy is a pal of his brothers.  His brother was in the merchant navy and must have went by boat to Italy in '62.

In the light of that the one of the ships I mentioned could be anywhere on that journey, not necessarily the Clyde, I've upped the brightness on that one and it doesn't look much like Dumbarton Rock either, it was probably taken from aboard ship..



Looks like the Rock of Gibraltar mate.
dustmite

Beano wrote:


Looks like the Rock of Gibraltar mate.


You think?  It's very possible, yeah cheers!
I'm still scanning stuff yet, it's taking far longer than I anticipated and I'm doing it in fits and starts between other time consuming things, but it's mostly just family photos, though I still have many negatives and no idea what is on them, it's likely just more of the same sort of stuff.

Thanks for the replies, all.
weechookieburdie

Re: Photos 1962 or maybe '63 locations unknown

dustmite wrote:
I'm trying to determine the location of some old photos, these are blown-up from tiny contact prints and very probably of Glasgow, the date is 1962, I know it's my dad in the second photo but where?  The others pictures in the set were taken indoors at Dunmore St, Gorbals, but there is also one of ships on the Clyde which looks as if taken from the Port Glasgow area looking across to Dumbarton Rock.

The buildings seem distinctive, spectacular, and should be easily identified by the Font of all Knowledge that is urbanglasgow.co.uk.





Have at it.


This is Rome, the National Monument to Victor Emmanuel 2 (keyboard doesn't do Roman numerals!) building commonly known as "The Wedding Cake." Renamed under Mussolini as "Altare della Patria" (Altar of the Fatherland). Yeah, right. It's the Wedding Cake *lol* The second picture is in St. Peter's Square, with the Basilica of St Peter.
weechookieburdie

dustmite wrote:
Thanks for the help folks.

I've figured these out, it's not my dad in the photo, though it's uncannily like him, his brother took the photo and the guy is a pal of his brothers.  His brother was in the merchant navy and must have went by boat to Italy in '62.

In the light of that the one of the ships I mentioned could be anywhere on that journey, not necessarily the Clyde, I've upped the brightness on that one and it doesn't look much like Dumbarton Rock either, it was probably taken from aboard ship..



This one is Glasgow, my dad is second left front row, it is either a primary School in Pollock or it's Holyrood.  It says 1952 on the ball, but the word above that is indistinct.  The boys in the shot would be 73 years old now.



Looks like Gibraltar...
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