'The Gorbals', Glasgow, Picture Post.
The Gorbals, Glasgow, 1948. Bert Hardy/Getty Images. Picture Post published an article about a working class district of Glasgow which it described as 'The Forgotten Gorbals'. Mary 16 year old bakery worker was the most powerful of all the images.
Rennie Mackintosh exhibition showcases work of influential Scottish architect
THE style of one of Scotland's greatest architects is set to be recognised at a new exhibition in London. Take a look at his iconic and less famous buildings here.
TheGlasgowStory tells the story of Glasgow in words and pictures, told by some of Scotland's best writers, and illustrated with thousands of images from the collections of the city's world-famous libraries, museums and universities. From football to fashions, Auchenshuggle to Yoker, you'll find it all here.
Seeing Glasgow by Tram and Bus - official guide issued by Glasgow Corporation Transport, 1936
A slightly sinister welcome to the Corporation's transport services - I like the fact that the cap badge has, as the numeral, the year of the guide - 1936. It is one of what was an annual edition at the time, each with a different and highly colourful cover artwork. At the time Glasgow, as befitted the city, had one of the highest regarded municipal transport operations.
CLYDEBANK BLITZ 1941
During two devastating Luftwaffe air raids in 1941, the town of Clydebank in Scotland was largely destroyed. Over two nights, the 13th and 14th of March, the town suffered the worst destruction and civilian loss of life in all of Scotland. 528 people died, 617 people were seriously injured, and hundreds more were injured by blast debris. Out of approximately 12,000 houses, only seven remained undamaged — with 4,000 completely destroyed and 4,500 severely damaged. From my personal collection…
About Parkhead History - Parkhead History
This site is about the history of the Parkhead area of Glasgow. If you have photos of Parkhead old or new and would like to have them included in this site please use the contact menu where one of the following will be in touch: Thomas McCann Peter Mortimer Irene Hartshorn Robert Winning Parkhead, a …