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Victoria Bridge /Stockwell Street

Does anyone know if the cross at Stockwell street - Clyde St - Bridgegate outside the Clutha had a name? eg Gorbals cross etc.
Hawick_1987

Re: Victoria Bridge /Stockwell Street

Clutha Bar wrote:
Does anyone know if the cross at Stockwell street - Clyde St - Bridgegate outside the Clutha had a name? eg Gorbals cross etc.


I know from past studying that Clyde Street was once split into Great Clyde Street (Glasgow Bridge to Victoria Bridge) and East Clyde Street (Victoria Bridge to Albert Bridge) and that Guildry Court led from the latter to the back of the steeple of the Briggait Fish Market. I also know that although there were numerous drinking fountains, tram tracks leading north through the junction and 5 roads leading off from here, there was no official name for the junction (perhaps due to the industrial nature of the surrounding area from the 1890s onwards it was seen as more of a terminus than a cross). There have been public houses on the site of the Clutha since at least 1892. In 1852, the site of the Clutha was known as Park's Place.
James

I dont think it really fits the description of a typical Glesga "Cross".

A lot of them have been lost and forgotten about - Gorbals Cross, Springburn
Cross et al.


Would be interesting to catalogue them all. (If it hasn't been done already)

How about this thread as a starting point? I have pics of Springburn Cross I'll
add to the thread the morra.  


James H
Hawick_1987

According to this excellent map, there are 21 (and 5 not mentioned = 26) such crosses in Glasgow! Challenge accepted  

http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/streets/glesga21crosses.htm
Beano

Hawick_1987 wrote:
According to this excellent map, there are 21 (and 5 not mentioned = 26) such crosses in Glasgow! Challenge accepted  

http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/streets/glesga21crosses.htm

Hawick ... Shettleston Cross  
AlanM

Hawick_1987 wrote:
According to this excellent map, there are 21 (and 5 not mentioned = 26) such crosses in Glasgow! Challenge accepted  

http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/streets/glesga21crosses.htm


I think I've got at least one other - going out that way later so will check and get some pics
cybers

Glad to see Kings Cross got a wee mention in there .... Often Forgotten wee cross and never the same since the removal of the General Woolfe.
nellienaeneck

what about tollcross
Clutha Bar

Clutha Quiz

I was thinking about doing an online pub quiz on our facebook page. It might be an idea to include some questions about Glasgow that would suit you guys. Anyone interested let me know or jump on to our facebook page theclutha.

I will start with drink prizes at first to see how it goes

Alan pele@btconnect.com
AlanM

Victoria Cross - Junction of Byres Rd, Dowanside Rd and Ashton Rd



AlanM

Sir Walter's Cross - Junction of Gardner Street and Lawrie Street









Hawick_1987

Great set to kick-off Alan  
Hawick_1987

Beano wrote:
Hawick_1987 wrote:
According to this excellent map, there are 21 (and 5 not mentioned = 26) such crosses in Glasgow! Challenge accepted  

http://www.glesga.ukpals.com/streets/glesga21crosses.htm

Hawick ... Shettleston Cross  


How could I possibly forget that?  
Sydney Rosewater

cybers wrote:
Glad to see Kings Cross got a wee mention in there .... Often Forgotten wee cross and never the same since the removal of the General Woolfe.


I believe the General Wolfe was at the corner of Gallowgate and Millerston St, whereas Kings Cross is the junction of Millerston St and Duke St.
kev

Springburn cross..The co-operative which was extremely important in all the working class areas of the city had its shops here,You can see the obvious and not very well done conversion


DavidMcD316

My barbers on the right :)

Didn't know that was springburn cross!
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