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Belvidere Hospital, London Rd, c1922. Built on site of Belvidere House, the property of John McCall, to***co merchant. I...
07/10/2023

Belvidere Hospital, London Rd, c1922. Built on site of Belvidere House, the property of John McCall, to***co merchant. It was sold to the Council in 1870 and the hospital was officially opened in 1887. Archive Ref: P5643

Another great still image of Great Western Road from the Glasgow 1910 filmArchive Ref: P1989/9
07/10/2023

Another great still image of Great Western Road from the Glasgow 1910 film
Archive Ref: P1989/9

Subway passengers at Copland Road Subway Station in 1912 Archive Ref: 351A
07/10/2023

Subway passengers at Copland Road Subway Station in 1912
Archive Ref: 351A

  in 1883, the foundation stone of the new municipal buildings in George Square was laid. The day was a public holiday; ...
06/10/2023

in 1883, the foundation stone of the new municipal buildings in George Square was laid. The day was a public holiday; thousands watched a march of skilled workers from the city’s heavy industries, and the stone was laid with a full masonic ceremony.

Ref: P1748

  in 1883, the Boys' Brigade was founded in Glasgow.The first meeting took place in the Free Church Mission Hall on Nort...
04/10/2023

in 1883, the Boys' Brigade was founded in Glasgow.

The first meeting took place in the Free Church Mission Hall on North Woodside Road, shown here. Only 28 boys attended. The movement expanded rapidly in the following decades, but Glasgow remained at its heart.

In 1933 it celebrated its jubilee with an assembly at Hampden in front of 130,000 spectators. Members from across the globe again gathered in Glasgow to celebrate the Brigade’s centenary in 1983 with a series of events, including a service at Ibrox Park.

Ref: T-BB1/4/5/16

We've spaces for tomorrow's Archives Sources for Family History workshop at 1pm in the Blythswood Room, level five, Mitc...
03/10/2023

We've spaces for tomorrow's Archives Sources for Family History workshop at 1pm in the Blythswood Room, level five, Mitchell Library! No booking necessary. It's ideal for beginners and those new to archives.

Wooden news stand, to***conist and confectioner - Sutherland, Frankfort St - photographed in Aug 1933. Note the headline...
03/10/2023

Wooden news stand, to***conist and confectioner - Sutherland, Frankfort St - photographed in Aug 1933.

Note the headlines of the day! 📰

Ref: D-CA8/1185

  in 1878, the City of Glasgow Bank collapsed.The bank was founded in 1839 and was initially regarded as a Glaswegian su...
02/10/2023

in 1878, the City of Glasgow Bank collapsed.

The bank was founded in 1839 and was initially regarded as a Glaswegian success story, having opened more than 130 branches by the 1870s. However, heavy speculation and falsified balance sheets contributed to the bank's surprising and scandalous collapse.

Several directors were imprisoned, and hundreds of shareholders (and their descendants) suffered severe financial difficulties in the aftermath.

St George's Cross, postmark 1905 Archive Ref: P9658
01/10/2023

St George's Cross, postmark 1905
Archive Ref: P9658

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01/10/2023

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Archives ref: P1869

Sauchiehall St (?)Horse-drawn street brushes, possibly on Sauchiehall Street, c.1896
30/09/2023

Sauchiehall St (?)
Horse-drawn street brushes, possibly on Sauchiehall Street, c.1896

An amazing image of a very quiet Pollokshaws Road at the junction with Minard Road, c.1905  Archive reference: P1425.
30/09/2023

An amazing image of a very quiet Pollokshaws Road at the junction with Minard Road, c.1905
Archive reference: P1425.

Maryhill Post Office after a shop front refurbishment, Maryhill Road, Feb 1933. Archive ref: D-CA8/2000
29/09/2023

Maryhill Post Office after a shop front refurbishment, Maryhill Road, Feb 1933.

Archive ref: D-CA8/2000

1-51 Jamaica Street, Glasgow city centre, July 1930. Archive ref: D-CA8/1588
27/09/2023

1-51 Jamaica Street, Glasgow city centre, July 1930.

Archive ref: D-CA8/1588

Cinema advert on a tenement at 1 Lorne Street, Kinning Park, Aug 1928. “Visit the White Elephant – Shawlands Supreme Cin...
26/09/2023

Cinema advert on a tenement at 1 Lorne Street, Kinning Park, Aug 1928.

“Visit the White Elephant – Shawlands Supreme Cinema”!

Archive ref: D-CA8/1889

Dundas Vale Primary School, 6 New City Road, c1970. This building was designed by the architect David Hamilton as the No...
25/09/2023

Dundas Vale Primary School, 6 New City Road, c1970.

This building was designed by the architect David Hamilton as the Normal School for the Training of Teachers and later became known as Dundas Vale College. We hold the school’s log books (1884 – 1943) and admission registers (1869 – 1927) under the reference D-ED7/66.

Archive ref: D-ED5/29/8/163A

Albert Road (later Albert Drive), Pollokshields, 1917. A coloured postcard view with the former Albert Road Academy on t...
24/09/2023

Albert Road (later Albert Drive), Pollokshields, 1917. A coloured postcard view with the former Albert Road Academy on the left and the spire of Pollokshields Parish Church to the right.
Archive Ref: TD1586/6

Cooperative Retail Society at Shawbridge St, Pollokshaws, at time of redevelopment  1957Archive ref: D-AP9/7/28/2
24/09/2023

Cooperative Retail Society at Shawbridge St, Pollokshaws, at time of redevelopment 1957
Archive ref: D-AP9/7/28/2

Coustonhill St, 1957, part of Pollokshaws redevelopment, 1957Archive Ref: D-AP9/6/28/37
23/09/2023

Coustonhill St, 1957, part of Pollokshaws redevelopment, 1957
Archive Ref: D-AP9/6/28/37

Broomielaw, 1928, featuring  the 'Eagle III; King George V bridge and the Clyde Navigation Trust building, Robertson Str...
23/09/2023

Broomielaw, 1928, featuring the 'Eagle III; King George V bridge and the Clyde Navigation Trust building, Robertson Street
Archive Ref: T-CN19/484/7

George Honeyman Farmer’s Vaults, was a pub located on the corner of Duke St and Great Eastern Road (now Gallowgate) at P...
22/09/2023

George Honeyman Farmer’s Vaults, was a pub located on the corner of Duke St and Great Eastern Road (now Gallowgate) at Parkhead Cross in the early 1900s.

Archive Ref: P1920

Check out our latest local history blog post, in partnership with Glasgow Times History . This week we're looking at Gla...
21/09/2023

Check out our latest local history blog post, in partnership with Glasgow Times History .

This week we're looking at Glasgow's 1951 Festival of Britain: https://ow.ly/1Gfw50POeUb

Images:
D-IB59 – Badge: Festival of Britain logo

D-IB59 - Hall of the Future: Drawing of the Hall of the Future at Kelvin Hall Exhibition

Charing Cross Mansions in the early 1980s. The grand red sandstone tenement block was built in 1891 and designed by arch...
20/09/2023

Charing Cross Mansions in the early 1980s. The grand red sandstone tenement block was built in 1891 and designed by architect Sir John James Burnet.

Ref: D-PL2/5/3

Local shops at 331-355 Parliamentary Road in 1962.Ref: D-PL2/1/1640
19/09/2023

Local shops at 331-355 Parliamentary Road in 1962.

Ref: D-PL2/1/1640

Colour postcard scene of Millbrae Bridge over the White Cart Water, with Newlands Church in the background. Postmarked 1...
18/09/2023

Colour postcard scene of Millbrae Bridge over the White Cart Water, with Newlands Church in the background. Postmarked 1904.

Ref: P9707

St Enoch Cafe,46-48 Howard St, 1931 Archive Ref: D-CA 8/1550
17/09/2023

St Enoch Cafe,46-48 Howard St, 1931
Archive Ref: D-CA 8/1550

St James Road, Townhead, c.1902Archives Ref: D-HE 8/2, p.14A
17/09/2023

St James Road, Townhead, c.1902
Archives Ref: D-HE 8/2, p.14A

St James Road, Townhead, c.1902Archive Ref: D-HE 8/2, p.14A
17/09/2023

St James Road, Townhead, c.1902
Archive Ref: D-HE 8/2, p.14A

Dumbarton Rd, 1957The 'Gangway', back of old tenement property between Haldane St and Inchlee St, Whiteinch. Houses simi...
16/09/2023

Dumbarton Rd, 1957
The 'Gangway', back of old tenement property between Haldane St and Inchlee St, Whiteinch. Houses similar to Glasgow Modern Dwelling Co houses in Rottenrow and King St
Archive Ref: D-AP9/07/26/33A

Dundas Street Bus Sation, 1963Archive Ref:  D-PL 2/1/798
16/09/2023

Dundas Street Bus Sation, 1963
Archive Ref: D-PL 2/1/798

Canal bridge at Riddrie, 1925.Ref: D-OPW76/09/03
15/09/2023

Canal bridge at Riddrie, 1925.

Ref: D-OPW76/09/03

Group of thousand-gallon cows, Woodilee, 1935Did you know that Glasgow Corporation used to run its own dairy farms?  Aft...
01/06/2022

Group of thousand-gallon cows, Woodilee, 1935

Did you know that Glasgow Corporation used to run its own dairy farms?

After the Local Government (Scotland) Act, 1929, the Public Health Department of the Corporation took ownership of the three farms supplying milk to Woodilee, Gartloch and Hawkhead hospitals. It also ran Hazeltonhead and Brackenhirst farms. All these dairy farms were under the control of a Farms Manager who was helped at each location by an Assistant Farm Manager.

The milk produced on the Corporation dairy farms was pure and safe. These were essential qualities given that the milk supplied hospitals and was also used in the Corporation’s child welfare initiatives.

Archive ref: D-HE6/1/19

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what was the big store called in Sauchall street near McLelland galleries it began with a T ?
As it is , we with an image of trolley buses in Glassford St from 1954, looking south from Ingram St.

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Interesting story from Glasgow City Archives ..
This is an image of a busy street leading to Jamaica Street Bridge aka Glasgow Bridge. These scenes are from 1914 and look northwards from the Broomielaw.

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It's time 😍

Oh wow, what an amazing image this is of the Townhead area from 1990. Just look at the stunning view showing many of the area's iconic buildings.

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View of the City Chambers in George Square busy with trams, horses and carts, around 1920.

Queen Victoria opened the City Chambers in 1888. The opulent building was designed by Paisley-born architect William Young.

archive ref: P9628 Photo Credit 📸 Glasgow City Archives

My book which was Published in Dec.2021 only 2 books had been sold by March 2022.
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"The Once Powerful Talai Clan A Trail of Tears" book which some foreign Media institutions following the Talai Compensation Case which is the main SUBJECT of the book like; The BBC, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, VOA, CGTN & Korean TV among others, commented that the book is a good material for an exciting non-fiction Film.
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Description

This is a short history from a long and complex account of the Kipsigis community among the Kalenjins and the Maasai of Kenya. The Talai clan in discussion staged an unparalleled resistance to the British Colonial Powers at the establishment of the Kenya Colony.
The book is about the history of the Kipsigis Talai from mid 18th Century to now, their culture, traditions, governance systems, resistance to the British Colonial government in Kenya , Hstorical Injustices, Prophecies of Barak Obama becoming the President of the U.S ( 1947), Princess Elizabeth becoming the the Queen while in Kenya in Feb. 1952 , among other stories. Their ( Kipsigis Talai) Compensation Petition to the British Government is now (Year 2021) with U.N Agency- The Human Rights Rapporteurs’ Sections.
The Kipsigis Talai have remained unheard of fighters in the published history of Kenya. Why? The author tells how and why.
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The book is sold on the Amazon, Kobo & Google books.
We with an image of a Rolls-Royce factory from 1940 in Hillington.

This was one of several shadow factories set up just before the Second World War. They produced Merlin engines for planes including Spitfires & Lancaster Bombers 🛩️

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Hey, I’m looking for class photos from napiershall street primary , 1965/66 if possible
For pictures of Ann Whiteford x
June 1963 crew of ship in Glasgow Docks heading doon the watter to Dunoon.

photo Margaret
Any idea which school this would have been - in or near Partick - also maybe when taken - they would have been born in 1921?
Does a paper poke count as archive? Came across this today......