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Amazing thanks for taking them all those years back. Cheers again

Falseface
John

WOW   Took me ages to get through, but worth every minute

Urban Glasgow is lucky to have you, thanks for sharing these.

I remember most of the stuff in the pics from my teens and was involved in the demo of some of the lesser known buildings later.
Alex Glass

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

The last few of Cowcaddens are the area where I lived till 1967. The Kiwi was my Dad's local for many years even after we had left the area. I don't recognise the photo of Airdrie Street South East though.

The one you have showing the multi storey car park at the bottom of Cowcaddens looks like it was the gushet where the water fountain which is currently located in the front of the Herald building was situated.

Thank you Steapadair    
cybers


Thank you very much for imparting these photo's
Time and effort full apprieciated from here some amazing places forgotten some amazing places remembered.
wee minx

Superb....great to see it all, thank you  
Marti

Great pics, it was a pleasure to view them...  
27stowst

Not been on the site for a while but these pics were worth waiting for! Thanks a million.        
James

   

Absolutely brilliant, Steapadair. Many thanks for posting these priceless pictures.



James H
HollowHorn

The photographs, invaluable though they are, would make less sense without the captions. Thank-you for the captions.
Fjord

Yet another superbly illustrated and detailed post Streapadair. Many thanks for taking the time and sharing those valuable photo's with us.
fastnet

We're not worthy, We're not worthy.

Thank you for posting these pics.

I remember being dragged along to the city cash tailors with the provy line for the school rigoot.......

Great pics and so many memories.  
streapadair

Thanks all. Must be nearly halfway through the archive now.

Alex - the one captioned 'southeast of Airdrie St' (maybe  '...from...' would have been clearer) shows Cowcaddens St, virtually the same as the next shot, from a less acute angle. Can't remember if Airdrie St still actually existed then.
Chief Inspector

Just spent a wonderful couple of hours looking through these fantastic
photographs you have captured a wonderful time of change in the city
let me buy you a pint some time.
theduke

Asolutely brilliant. The King St/Dunlop St ones I especially liked, as its great to see the area around St Enoch's before the demolition. The Cowcaddens pics also, as my Dad used to stay in Airdrie Street. Fantastic, very well done
glasgowken

Incredible photos, every bit as important as those by John R. Hume.
You may have already answered this but will you be giving copies to the Mitchell ?
Not saying you should do this, just curious.
tombro

Thank you, thank you Streapadair !

I followed your trip from start to finish, imagining I was looking out from the top deck of a tram or bus in the late 1960's, before my family left for Australia.

Fantastic memories and thank you for them.

Tombro    
AlanM

Superb...many of these scenes are (just) within my memory


Plenty of material for some past, presents  
gallowgategal

streapadair wrote:
Thanks all. Must be nearly halfway through the archive now.
Alex - the one captioned 'southeast of Airdrie St' (maybe  '...from...' would have been clearer) shows Cowcaddens St, virtually the same as the next shot, from a less acute angle. Can't remember if Airdrie St still actually existed then.


Thanks so much for sharing your photos with us streapadair, can't wait for the other half  
Alex Glass

streapadair wrote:
Thanks all. Must be nearly halfway through the archive now.

Alex - the one captioned 'southeast of Airdrie St' (maybe  '...from...' would have been clearer) shows Cowcaddens St, virtually the same as the next shot, from a less acute angle. Can't remember if Airdrie St still actually existed then.


The left side of Airdrie Street looking from Cowcaddens was demolished. At the bottom of Airdrie Street on this die was our house which was entered from Port Dundas Road. The living room and kitchen looked onto Airdrie Street.

Only the building were the Kiwi was located still stood.

Duke  - when did your dad leave Airdrie Street?

Thanks again Streapadair for sharing such a great collection with us.
bullet

Wow, thanks once again.
hairy_scotsman

wow  Just stunning, brings back some memories!
carsee

Brilliant Photos a real walk down memory lane
27stowst

streapadair, I hope that you have posted these pics somewhere else cos I'm sure I have spent a pleasant hour or so going over these before. So either someone has nicked yer pics or I'm having a serious case of de ja vu!    
gallowgategal

27stowst wrote:
streapadair, I hope that you have posted these pics somewhere else cos I'm sure I have spent a pleasant hour or so going over these before. So either someone has nicked yer pics or I'm having a serious case of de ja vu!    



I thought that last night  


Did streapadir perhaps just re arrange them  
streapadair

I thought, and James73 agreed, that the thread would be more 'user friendly' if divided into a number of pages, rather than occupying one enormous page, so I spent a boring hour deleting it all and re-uploading them 2 at a time (apparently 10 posts = 1 page). All for your convenience, dear viewers.

I took the opportunity to add a couple, e.g. old Metropole in Stockwell St..
Fjord

An hour well spent in my book

BTW the drams are piling up behind the bar and not forgetting HH's very generous offer of a full half pint... he's usually tighter than two coats of paint when it comes to getting them in even Falseface can stretch it to a 500ml can of tesco value lager.
gallowgategal

streapadair wrote:
I thought, and James73 agreed, that the thread would be more 'user friendly' if divided into a number of pages, rather than occupying one enormous page, so I spent a boring hour deleting it all and re-uploading them 2 at a time (apparently 10 posts = 1 page). All for your convenience, dear viewers.

I took the opportunity to add a couple, e.g. old Metropole in Stockwell St..


Much appreciated  
Hamski

Great photies mate.
norrie

Hi streapadair, nearly missed this lot of photos, been busy East of The Cross
What can I say that has not been said by the rest of UG.
Well done and thanks for sharing your photos with us.
Bye for now, norrie
27stowst

streapadair wrote:
I thought, and James73 agreed, that the thread would be more 'user friendly' if divided into a number of pages, rather than occupying one enormous page, so I spent a boring hour deleting it all and re-uploading them 2 at a time (apparently 10 posts = 1 page). All for your convenience, dear viewers.

I took the opportunity to add a couple, e.g. old Metropole in Stockwell St..

Well thank goodness for that......I thought I was having a another senior moment. Thanks again for all your trouble, as far as I'm concerned it was worth all your trouble!!    
Doog Doog

Yep,most excellent!
A few memories for me as a kid,Goldbergs - mum would take me there.There was always a strange smell in that place.
The fruit & veg barra- I recall there was also one at the corner of Virginia St. and Argyle St,at Marks & Spencer,unless that was the same one.
Rucola

Doog Doog wrote:

The fruit & veg barra- I recall there was also one at the corner of Virginia St. and Argyle St,at Marks & Spencer,unless that was the same one.


There still is!
wee minx

This might be it Doog Doog...
Doog Doog

Location looks about right Wee Minx.
I'm going back when I was a kid and it was a large red handcart.Wonder if its still the same family who runs that one?
Robert Pool

fantastic collection of photographs. I started work in Washington Street in 1971 and would wonder around the town during my lunch break (we got an hour in those days). A couple l particulary like is one taken of the corner of Holm Street and West Campbell Street showing the premises of McPhail & Meikle. This company was owned and run by Rangers legend Bob McPhail with his son Robbie and nephew John. The other photograph l like was taken on the Broomielaw with a view of Dicks Bar. This was the first pub l was ever in and was the local for our staff at lunch time. Having worked in Washington Street for 18 years l saw many changes over the years and your photos have captured an older Glasgow very well. Do you have a flickr account? It would be great to see them in a larger view.
cybers

streapadair wrote:


Glasgow Cross Station, built 1896, rebuilt 1923, closed 1964, demolished 1977.  April 1973


Am i crazy or does this seem like the ideal location for a city station ?
I can understand the problems with its island location and pedestrians but it just seems like an awful waste.
Argyle St and walk back or Bridgeton and walk forward or Glasgow Cross... I know which i would prefer.
and god knows they have re-routed the traffic enough times in the city centre that this would give them something else to play with.
James

cybers wrote:
Am i crazy or does this seem like the ideal location for a city station ?
I can understand the problems with its island location and pedestrians but it just seems like an awful waste.
Argyle St and walk back or Bridgeton and walk forward or Glasgow Cross... I know which i would prefer.
and god knows they have re-routed the traffic enough times in the city centre that this would give them something else to play with.

The line was closed in 1964 and partially reopened in 1979. Rather than reopen
Glasgow Cross station they built an entirely new station at Argyle Street. It's still
there and could be reopened but sadly the building was thoughtlessly demolished
sometime in the 1970s IIRC.


James H
joyce

Wow brill photos, I love seeing all the old ones from way back..brill site keep up the good work
cybers

Actually James i have seen a few photos from further back than that one the station was more ornate than in Streaps photo.
Though this is going a bit beyond his time also no doubt.
If canon ever get round to 64bit drivers for mscanner i will get them blitzed in.
Davie Thistle

Glasgow X Station

.......what a fantastic old pic,

I started my working life in the Saltmarket in 1974,
the station was closed, but the panel at the bottom of the door was loose,
I went in and down the stairs, and walked the whole way along,
till I surfaced at the anderston bus station area, there was a big hole just after the central bridge.

what a total waste, like the rest of the city at the time -
demolished wthout a thought.

thanx again.
D.T.
norrie

Hi daviethistle, I am not sure when the low level railway was closed but I reckon they demolished the station at Glasgow Cross because they thought the line would never reopen, how wrong they were
I was working a joiner  1974, in a shop the corner of Chisolm st and Trongate, in the basement, we pulled walls  down and panels back and were able to see into the old line, I am still not sure how we managed that

Bye for now, norrie
calamity

bet you didnt have your camera Norrie, now that would have been interesting , I see the Abercromby graveyard is getting done up just now.. new gates and walls are getting some work done..
norrie

Hi calamity mores the pity that I wasnt into taking photos other than holiday snaps in those days, a fair amount of areas like Gorbals and Springburn were still around, ah well it wasnt to be.
I do have photos of myslf from those days right enough

Bye for now, norrie
DrTyrell

100 Bothwell St

I've googled without success - can anyone tell me why this building was knocked down ? I have heard in 1981 ... its the old YMCA building on Bothwell St.

norrie

Hi Dr Tyrell, not only was that buding the YMCA, it was The Christian Institute in the centre part and the far away end was the Bible Training Collgege
Now as to why this magnificent building was knocked down, you will have to ask the city fathers and planning dept
Perhaps the YMCA was closed and sold  the building, what was built on the site is very modern and never as good as the YMCA
Bye for now, norrie
DrTyrell

thanks Norrie. Its the building I work in now. I heard it had maybe burned down.

I'll ask my Aunt and Father in Law as they grew up in Glasgow.

Dr Tyrell
discominer

DrTyrell wrote:
I heard it had maybe burned down.



Dr Tyrell


In the local parlance, things are wont to 'have went on fire', which euphemism means suspicion of an insurance job.
norrie

Hi Dr Tyrell ,I didnt know that it went on fire, shame if it did but mind you Glasgow was well named at one time Tinderbox City
I would have imagined the YMCA building was a listed building

Bye for now, norrie
discominer

According to Carol Foreman's 'Lost Glasgow', 'inevitably, the decision was made to demolish the whole building, which was done in the summer of 1980.'
who's the daddy

YMCA Building

Thank's for posting this photo.  My first job when I left school was as a trainee chef there working for a company called Commercial Catering.  The place was full of lunatics especially the wee woman whose job it was to clean all the pots and utensils.  One day I left a ladle that I had been using in the fat fryer on the work surface.  She picked it up by the part that had been in the fryer and burnt her hand.  Next thing she's chasing me through the YM with a carving knife in her hand.  She must have been about 60 and I was 16 so it should have been no contest but boy did I sh!t myself.

Decided to leave shortly after that
Flem Falconer

Thank you, .

Thank you, who ever has taken the time to share these amazing photos of Glasgow scenes. I love the photos of the old green, white and yellow buses. It makes me feel so emotional and wish to be transported by time machine back to the mid seventies to feel those wonderous times as a young boy growing up in Glasgow. I live in Aberdeen now and have done since i was eight, i am forty one now, and i am a very very proud Glaswegian.

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