|Bridgeton Cross at London Road.......Greenhead
Parish Church of Scotland
later in the 1970's became known as Greenhead Barrowfield Church.
London Road looking NW towards Glasgow Cross.
The first street on the left is Anson Street.
Greenhead Barrowfield Church was situated between Anson St. and
Silvergrove St. at 564 London Road
The 219th BB operated from this church
photograph from Greenhead church 30 Sept 1955
(photo from Bob Currie)
teachers in a two-legged race, circa 1957, at a Sunday School outing to
Anyone recognise themselves? Some of the names left to right :-
Bessie Holmes, ?
Margaret Wilson (Greenhead Street) ? ?
Betty Riddell ( Rutherglen), Gail Powell (London Road) and Margaret Merilees (Landressy Street).
This photograph was taken by the then Church Officer, a friend of mine, Mr.Davie Thomson,
who lived in Dale Street, then moved round the corner to London Rd.
Davie and his wife Cathie continued their Church officer duties when
the church closed and amalgamated with Calton
New Parish Church in Bain
|April 2004, Extract from
e-mail Jeannie Cameron, GlescaPal, Ontario, Canada.
the sunday school teachers in a two legged race..... the first lady at
the left of the picture is my friends sister Bessie Holmes her and
Johnny were married in 1953 at that church.. Johnny Holmes was a B.B
officer and now lives just off Paisley Rd.
".........today a pal of mine who was originally from Forrest St,
came tae ma hoose and I was showing her Wull's website, so we go intae the
churches and she said Greenhead Church is where my sister was
married so in we go tae that and the second picture we looked at wiz the
Sunday school teachers in a three legged race and lo and behold one o the
women in the picture wiz her sister, Bessie Holmes, it blew her away so
off she goes hame and phones her sister who still lives in Glesga!"
|May 2004, Extract from
e-mail Ronnie Stevenson, GlescaPal,
Its marvellous to see how the website
develops every week.
I've just seen this entry about Greenhead
Church. I'm sure the church had marvelous and colourful murals
painted by Alasdair Gray, the famous novelist, painter and
social/political commentator. I'm sure when they demolished the
church they were lost. I wonder if anyone has colour photographs of
The reference to Johnny Holmes brought back
many happy memories. He taught me woodwork at the YMCA in London
Road for my Arts and Crafts badge in the BB. He taught BB boys
from BB companies from all over Bridgeton.
Johnny lived in Greenlodge Terrace beside Mr Bob Wainwright who was the
219th BB captain. Johnny was working at the design centre in St
Vincent Street for years and the last I saw him he was working at the
Keep up the good work..
Extract from e-mail Tom Letham, Ulster
My 75 year old mother (Margaret Wilson, of Greenhead
Street) was thrilled to see herself in the three-legged race at the
Greenhead Parish Church Sunday School outing to Balloch. The names recorded
are reviving so many memories for her. Now in Cumbernauld, she's sorting
through family photos at the moment so may have submissions in the future.