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Glasgow in the 1970s – a supplement
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and June 1978

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Dumbreck Rd / Haggs Rd entrance to Pollok Park, start of a school cross-country race. 1963/4
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Kelvingrove Park.  April 1975
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Maxwell Park. c1964
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Another Park Mount AFC match at the King George V pitches in Boydstone Road, Carnwadric in April 1973.
I didn't have a long lens at this time, which is good as it means you can see some of the surroundings, in this case two of the Kennishead tower blocks.
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I believe the large factory in the background was the Argus Foundry. Regent's Park housing estate now.
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Some factoids from Google: the Argus Foundry was established in 1920 by  G&J Weir of Cathcart for the production of non-ferrous castings. In the 30s the heid-Weir was an Air Commodore, and the company dabbled in aviation, providing development finance for Juan de la Cierva, the Spanish inventor of the autogiro, which was a forerunner of the helicopter with an unpowered horizontal rotor to provide lift, and at least one model, the W-6 of 1939, was built at Argus. I like to think of this aircraft being tested on the football pitches. By 1948 the foundry seems to have been acquired by Henry Wiggin & Co for their extrusion and tube division. This closed around 1959, with much of the equipment being bought by Archibald Young Ltd, a Kirkintilloch metalworking firm still in business. Coca-Cola had a bottling plant hereabouts in the 1970s and maybe later, known as the Zenith Works.
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As you can see, the Hutchie sports ground at Auldhouse was on the other side of these works. School sports day, and the head of science flees the scene after shooting an insubordinate pupil. c1964
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Odds and Ends, or, the Dross of the Dross

George Square.  December 1986


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