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92-294 Sauchiehall St, 1933Shop front during alterations, with Ross (advertising)  Archive Ref:  D-CA8/2907   #Archivesa...
20/12/2020

92-294 Sauchiehall St, 1933
Shop front during alterations, with Ross (advertising) Archive Ref: D-CA8/2907
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In light of the First Minister’s announcement on Saturday 19 December we will be reviewing the implications for all Glas...
20/12/2020

In light of the First Minister’s announcement on Saturday 19 December we will be reviewing the implications for all Glasgow Life services and will share more information on our operational plans with customers next week.

As it has been throughout this pandemic, the health and wellbeing of all Glasgow Life staff and the public remains our priority. We will continue to follow the Government’s guidance and ensure that safety is at the heart of how we operate in the current environment.

We’ll continue to keep this page up-to-date regarding our response to Covid-19.

St Enoch Station, showing John Menzies kiosk with destination boards above, 1936  Archives ReF:  D-CA8/2732#Archivesatho...
19/12/2020

St Enoch Station, showing John Menzies kiosk with destination boards above, 1936 Archives ReF: D-CA8/2732
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Bonanza shop at 169-175 Argyle St and 2 St Enoch Place, 1926    Archive Ref:  D-CA8/2730#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoes...
19/12/2020

Bonanza shop at 169-175 Argyle St and 2 St Enoch Place, 1926 Archive Ref: D-CA8/2730
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Woolworths, 29-79 Kilmarnock Rd, Shawlands, July 1939    Archive Ref: D-CA 8/1642#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson
18/12/2020

Woolworths, 29-79 Kilmarnock Rd, Shawlands, July 1939 Archive Ref: D-CA 8/1642
#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

What a view from the Finnieson Crane, looking eastwards! Although the date isn’t known this photo from the Clyde Navigat...
18/12/2020

What a view from the Finnieson Crane, looking eastwards! Although the date isn’t known this photo from the Clyde Navigation Trust archives was taken before 1966 as the Finnieston vehicular ferry, with its elevating decks, can be seen in on the Clyde.

Ref: T-CN19/610/2

An amazing view of Gordon Street, 1914, looking east.     Archive Ref: P1862#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson
17/12/2020

An amazing view of Gordon Street, 1914, looking east. Archive Ref: P1862
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Festive opening hours for all Glasgow Life venues are now online. For our latest updates, visit https://bit.ly/2U6usMgRe...
17/12/2020

Festive opening hours for all Glasgow Life venues are now online. For our latest updates, visit https://bit.ly/2U6usMg
Remember to follow your local protection levels and help to keep everyone safe this Christmas #LoveGlasgowThisChristmas

We’re looking at presents 🎁 today for the #ArchiveAdventCalender. Hands up who still has Christmas presents to buy 🙋 Thi...
17/12/2020

We’re looking at presents 🎁 today for the #ArchiveAdventCalender. Hands up who still has Christmas presents to buy 🙋 This 1974 shopping guide aimed to encourage Christmas shopping in the city’s shops

Ref: D-IB37
#Presents #Shopping #Lastminutepanicbuying

Sauchiehall St at Charing Cross looking east, c.1895 Archive Ref:  P1859#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson
16/12/2020

Sauchiehall St at Charing Cross looking east, c.1895 Archive Ref: P1859
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Our #ArchiveAdventCalendar subject today is ‘tree’ 🎄 Have you got your tree up yet? This tree themed Christmas card was ...
16/12/2020

Our #ArchiveAdventCalendar subject today is ‘tree’ 🎄 Have you got your tree up yet? This tree themed Christmas card was sent to the Anderson family (Glasgow merchants and warehousemen) and were deposited with us along with a number of other business and personal papers.

Ref: TD230/37 #tree #Christmastree

Forth and Clyde Canal opposite Corie St, Ruchill, from the towpath near Craigmount St, n.d. c.1944  #Archives Red:  P154...
15/12/2020

Forth and Clyde Canal opposite Corie St, Ruchill, from the towpath near Craigmount St, n.d. c.1944 #Archives Red: P1549
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The entrance to Walter MacFarlane & Co’s Saracen Iron Foundry in the early 1960’s, Hawthorn Street. It produced ornament...
15/12/2020

The entrance to Walter MacFarlane & Co’s Saracen Iron Foundry in the early 1960’s, Hawthorn Street. It produced ornamental ironwork for customers from all over the world. Established in 1849 the firm moved into a purpose built foundry on the former Possil estate in 1872.

Ref: D-PL2/1/1044

15/12/2020
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum

Merry Christmas 🎄

Let us, Glasgow Museums & Special Collections take you on a trip back in time!

When did we start sending Christmas cards and putting up trees? Do you remember Christmas window displays in Buchanan Street or watching Rikki Fulton at the Kings Theatre? Or was the carnival at Kelvinhall or a trip to see the lights in George Square more your thing?

Let Glasgow Museums and the City Archives & Special Collections take you on a trip back in time!

#christmaslights #georgesquare #caledonianrailway #wyliehill #buchananstreet #sheildhallcoop #merryleeparishchurch #rikkifulton #kingstheatre #sleepingbeauty #carnival #gusbostock #kelvinhall

Glasgow Central Railway Station, n.d.  Archives Ref:  P1822#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson
14/12/2020

Glasgow Central Railway Station, n.d. Archives Ref: P1822
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Subway passengers at Copland Road Subway Station in 1912 🚇 The Glasgow District Subway opened on this day in 1896. Until...
14/12/2020

Subway passengers at Copland Road Subway Station in 1912 🚇

The Glasgow District Subway opened on this day in 1896. Until 1901, there was a flat fare of one penny for journeys to any of the fifteen stations on the system. It is the third oldest underground metro system in the world.

P351a
#OTD #GlasgowSubway

Springburn College, including dining room and metalworking (elevation)Archives Ref  P1464#Archiesathome #Glasgowlifegoes...
13/12/2020

Springburn College, including dining room and metalworking (elevation)
Archives Ref P1464
#Archiesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

Grovepark St, Woodside, c.1930William McPhaill & Co, Violet Grove Brass Foundry (Annan)  Archives Ref: TD325/14#Archives...
13/12/2020

Grovepark St, Woodside, c.1930
William McPhaill & Co, Violet Grove Brass Foundry (Annan) Archives Ref: TD325/14
#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

A very sorry looking Provand's Lordship, Castle St,  around 1900    Archives ref:  P1869#Archivesathome  #Glasgowlifegoe...
12/12/2020

A very sorry looking Provand's Lordship, Castle St, around 1900 Archives ref: P1869
#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

Pollokshaws Rd at junction at Minard Rd, c.1905  Archive Ref:  P1241#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson
12/12/2020

Pollokshaws Rd at junction at Minard Rd, c.1905 Archive Ref: P1241
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Helen StAerial view of part of Govan, showing the Clyde Foundry (Harland & Wolff), Helen St, c.1971  Archive Ref: P790#A...
11/12/2020

Helen St
Aerial view of part of Govan, showing the Clyde Foundry (Harland & Wolff), Helen St, c.1971 Archive Ref: P790
#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

Mosspark Picture House, Paisley Road West, April 1934.This cinema opened in 1925 and could seat a thousand people. The p...
11/12/2020

Mosspark Picture House, Paisley Road West, April 1934.

This cinema opened in 1925 and could seat a thousand people. The photograph was taken shortly before renovation work.

#GlasgowLifeGoesOn #ArchivesAtHome

Archive ref: D-CA8/2296

282-242 High St, 1-29 Duke St and 5-11 Burrells La during demolition , 1902  Archive Ref: D-HE 8/2, p.19A-B#Archivesatho...
10/12/2020

282-242 High St, 1-29 Duke St and 5-11 Burrells La during demolition , 1902 Archive Ref: D-HE 8/2, p.19A-B
#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

Ships berthed alongside Meadowside Granary, Partick, no date.This impressive series of four interlinked brick buildings ...
10/12/2020

Ships berthed alongside Meadowside Granary, Partick, no date.

This impressive series of four interlinked brick buildings dominated the Partick skyline during the twentieth century. Initially built for the Clyde Navigation Trust between 1911 – 1913, the building was massively extended for the Trust’s successor, the Clyde Port Authority, during the 1960s. It closed in 1988 and was demolished in the early 2000s.

#GlasgowLifeGoesOn #ArchivesAtHome

Archive ref: T-CN19/274/23

G & A Harvey, engineers, Albion Works, Govanhaugh,  n.d     Archive Ref: P4657   #Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson
09/12/2020

G & A Harvey, engineers, Albion Works, Govanhaugh, n.d Archive Ref: P4657 #Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

With Glasgow set to return to level three of the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 protection framework from 6pm on Friday,...
09/12/2020

With Glasgow set to return to level three of the Scottish Government’s Covid-19 protection framework from 6pm on Friday, some Glasgow Life venues will begin to reopen to the public from Saturday. For our latest Covid-19 updates, visit: https://bit.ly/2U6usMg

Check out the latest, must-have mechanical #toys according to the 1903 Copland & Lye Christmas catalogue. Marvel at the ...
09/12/2020

Check out the latest, must-have mechanical #toys according to the 1903 Copland & Lye Christmas catalogue.

Marvel at the motorists, wonder at the waves and gaze at the mini Super Duper Looper in the company’s toy of the season!

#ArchiveAdventCalendar #ArchivesAtHome #GlasgowLifeGoesOn

Archive ref: TD128/96

5 King St, 1916, Calton, Another great view of the back of the Modern Dwelling houses with children in yard and leaning ...
08/12/2020

5 King St, 1916, Calton,
Another great view of the back of the Modern Dwelling houses with children in yard and leaning over balconies. Archives Ref: P647
#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

Pageant of historic ships at the Scottish National Exhibition in Kelvingrove Park, 1911.Any guesses as to what the figur...
08/12/2020

Pageant of historic ships at the Scottish National Exhibition in Kelvingrove Park, 1911.

Any guesses as to what the figurehead on the closest ship is?

#GlasgowLifeGoesOn #ArchivesAtHome

Archive ref: P1467/11

Bell St and 14 Stirling St around 1902
07/12/2020

Bell St and 14 Stirling St around 1902

Hillhead Primary School, Cecil Street, c.1972.H. and D. Barclay designed and completed the building in 1883. Originally ...
07/12/2020

Hillhead Primary School, Cecil Street, c.1972.

H. and D. Barclay designed and completed the building in 1883. Originally Hillhead High School, it later acted as the area’s primary until a new, purpose-built school was completed in 2011.

This former primary school building has now been converted into flats.

#GlasgowLifeGoesOn #ArchivesAtHome

Archive ref: D-ED5/29/2/33B

54-60 High St and 12  12 Graeme St , n.d. c1902
06/12/2020

54-60 High St and 12 12 Graeme St , n.d. c1902

St James Rd, Townhead, n.d. c.1902   Archives Ref:  D-HE 8/2, p.14A#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson
06/12/2020

St James Rd, Townhead, n.d. c.1902 Archives Ref: D-HE 8/2, p.14A
#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

Solway St, 1910, Dalmarnock, showing Carsons Ltd, confectioners .  This is one of a series of photographs showing 'Smoke...
05/12/2020

Solway St, 1910, Dalmarnock, showing Carsons Ltd, confectioners . This is one of a series of photographs showing 'Smoke Nuisance' Archive Ref: P73
#Archivesathome #Glasgowlifegoeson

Garscube House and Garscube Lodge, n.d. c.1920Designed by William Burn, it was built in 1827 for Sir Archibald Campbell ...
05/12/2020

Garscube House and Garscube Lodge, n.d. c.1920
Designed by William Burn, it was built in 1827 for Sir Archibald Campbell (d 1846), whose family had owned the estate since 1687. Glasgow University purchased the house & estate in 1948. The house was demolished, 1954. Ref: P55-56

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Good morning do you have any pictures of glasgow farriers that shoed work horses my papa was farrier in glasgow from 1950 until 1970 his last smiddy was in blue vale street in denniston
1920's parkhead, glasgow - this is a pic of barrs delivery truck - at the reigns is my grandfather, and the little boy is my dad. The pic was to celebrate the horse winning a 2nd. prize award.
I found this picture and tried to work out where it was taken. On the back row 2nd left is my mother who worked in tearooms in Glasgow in the 50s and probably part of the 60s , she would take the train from Kirkintilloch. She told me she worked in Craigs which closed in 1955 so the timeline fits, I believe it was on Gordon St,she also worked in a tearoom near the Pavillion cant remember the name but she served Calum Kennedy,the Alexander Bros and Johnny Beattie. It could also be Frasers dept store I hope someone can help. She loved being a waitress as she met a lot of people.
Last time city streets where litter free thanks to lockdown
Hello, My Grandfather fought with the 8th Inniskillen Fusilliers in WW1. He was killed in France in1916. Although he came from N.Ireland he was married and lived in Glasgow. Is there a war memorial anywhere that would have his name on it.? His name was L/Cpl James Keith 25129.
Lockdown on a Saturday afternoon in march.
Hi, Im planning on building a full 360 VR model of St Enochs sq from circa 1900. I need reference images though from around that period.. Anyone have any? The hotel? the station? End result will be similar to this 3d model I built of Paisley 1900, just move your mouse or finger (if youre on a phone or tablet) around and click on boxes for info. Thanx🙂
A 1910 Christmas card. Still in perfect condition almost 110 years later
Clydebank Mural. November 1978.
My late father, Murdo Bethune, is 4th from left, arms folded, in the back row. He was 20 at the time this photo was taken, and the description on the back was written by him; he died in April 2000. I also have dad's cup-winners medal from this competition. I understand that dad worked with this company between leaving school (Hutchesons) in 1935/6 and the outbreak of war in 1939. Any further information would be gratefully received.
I have been trying to find a photo of the stables or coal merchant sign on 251 Calder St, in 1925, it would have read Walter Gray and son Coal Merchant
Do you have any images of Grace St, Anderston in the 30s? Thanks.