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Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
The Old Gorbals material  I've posted so far are scans of  10x8 prints I made at the time. Going back to the original negatives, fortunately quite neatly packed away and mostly annotated, reminded me of why I started to go around street-snapping. Around 1968 there was published the Greater Glasgow Transportation Plan (something like that) which proposed a complete motorway-standard inner ring road. The east flank of this was to consist of  an elevated  section of up to 6 lanes,  striding at roof-level through the ancient heart of the city, from the Low Green to Townhead, and the north and west flanks were built with this in mind. In 1973, despite the chorus of protest which eventually prevailed,  there was still a real prospect of this outrageous nightmare vision being realised.


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Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
The foot of the Saltmarket would have been very different.  April 1973



Greendyke St at the Saltmarket.  March 1973
Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
St Andrews-by-the-Green, built in 1750 and about to be closed, was directly in the path of the proposed m-way.  March 1973



Saltmarket and Greendyke St.,  March 1973
Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
Saltmarket and Briggate from Steel St.  April 1973



Saltmarket and Steel St from the Briggate.  March 1973
Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
Saltmarket above Steel St.  March 1973



Saltmarket, east side.  March 1973
Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
Saltmarket, west side.  September 1973



The motorway may have missed the Tolbooth Steeple by a few yards, or maybe not. July 1973
Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
High St at Bell St.  July 1973



High St south of Ingram St.  April 1973
Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
High St at College St.  April 1973



College St, north side, from Shuttle St.  March 1973
Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
College St, south side, from Shuttle St. The nearest building was still a GPO telephone exchange then, and being B-listed it has survived to be converted into expensive flats. March 1973



Shuttle St, east side at College St. Sadly dilapidated, this building had architectural features which hinted at some former importance. As far as I can find out, it was once a church school (St Paul's), and later served as the Lodging House Mission, the predecessor of the one in East Campbell St. July 1973
Glasgow in the 1970s - Clyde to Townhead
These fine Adam buildings flanking the entrance to College St were erected in 1793 as lodgings for the professors at the College, which was directly across the High St. Shamefully neglected, they were demolished in 1974.  July 1973



High St, N of College St. A quick calculation suggests that I cycled this way myself about 4,300 times between 1993 and 2007. March 1973

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