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Glasgow 1978 in Colour
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 15, 2014 10:07 pm    Post subject: Glasgow 1978 in Colour  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

These photos are from the JR James Collection reproduced here courtesy of the University of Sheffield.
The year, as the title suggests is 1978. Which saw the Scotland squad on the march with Ally's army at the world cup and Boney M were No.1 in the charts with Rivers of Babylon.
Grease and Saturday Night Fever were on at the pictures.

The telly wasn't much better either, in fact it was worse. Thingummyjig and Garnock Way (think Eastenders set in Lanarkshire with wife beating alcholics etc) being the parochial offerings of the day.
On a plus note Glasgow was looking beautiful  

OK! on with the photo's

Abbotsford Place, Gorbals long since gone, Streapadairs Gorbals photo's will be of additional value here.  











There's more to come!!!  and please feel free to post any of your 1970's Glasgow memories/nostalgia Etc.
Whether it was getting proper kicking on a bit of spare ground behind RS McColls by the local gang or your Aunty's wedding. Fire it up here  
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Flared trouser's were the height of fashion alas, soot encrusted tennements were not and soon to become landfill at many a hungry dockyard that was in the process of being filled in.

Soot seems to be absent here at gentrified photo of Blythswood Square RSAC Club HQ, the cars are somewhat falling short of the marque though.  



Charing Cross stands then as it does today in splendid indifference



Gordon Street looking east and the stunning Cadoro Building with it's French mansard roof still intact.



Recently pedestrianised Buchanan Street



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Still on Buchanan Street, some classic shop fronterage going on  





Is it just me or does the built environment, what they call Public Realm these days look far more appealing back then?

Meanwhile the north end of Buchanan Street is still open to traffic... it's days as a vehicular thoroughfare are numbered.



Good old Union Street in it's prime, looks like sh!te these days. The China Palace to name but one fine oriental eating establishment in the Lex Thomson building.

Bambers was always a good starter for 10 in the fashion stakes.




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On yirsel there big man.... A coup de grāce pulling this one together.  
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Crackers.

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Recently pedestrianised Buchanan Street


Jeff Lynne on the left, Bobby Kimball out of 'Toto' in the grey raincoat on the
right, and a bearded Leonard Nimoy up the back.



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I have only one thing to say ... "More Please"
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Here we go...


Castle Street at the Provands Lordship, this areas seen a few changes .



George Square



George Street with Eric and Ernie punting Tennent's Lager



Glasgow Cross


Doulton Fountain still in it's original position in Glasgow Green


I suspect this is the Townhead area not much if anything survives today

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Sauchiehall Street at Scott Street



Mitchel Street and the Herald & Evening Times still in residence in what will become the lighthouse.


North British Hotel in George Square now the Copthorne with it's hideous glass frontage.



St Vincent Street Church

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Fjord wrote:
I suspect this is the Townhead area not much if anything survives today

That's Royston, presumably taken from the Charles Street flats. That's
Royston Road at the bottom right with Provanhill Street behind the row
of shops. The shops and attached buildings are still there, but most of
the tenements in that picture are gone. The Townhead Spire can just be
made out on the upper left. The school building middle right is the old
Royston Road primary.


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Park Circus towers from Sauchiehall Street


A very quiet Great Western Terrace



Likewise at Grosvenor Terrace


St Vincent Street Hat Rack building






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