Greenhead Street tenements in the background. The industrial side of
Bridgeton can be seen in this photograph, look at the number of
Generation of football enthusiasts honed their skills on "The Green"
and indeed it was the first home of Glasgow
Rangers FC and still today 'Brigton' and Rangers have a certain special
Fleshers Haugh in the early days had eighteen fitba pitches, originally
'black ash' but when I played on it in the 1960s is was 'red blaes'. The
playing surface was laid on a rock hard foundation a nd these pitches
flooded very quickly when it rained. Many a skint knee was 'made in Glesga
Green' ..... oh it was sore! I played on these pitches for the
school and the BB also kick-abouts with pals.
Every year the carnival arrived and set-up their stalls and rides on the
The pitches and changing facilities were closed in 1992 now replaced with
The Glasgow Green Football Centre which opened in 2000 providing grass and
artificial turf pitches.
Slight changes eh? The Glasgow Green Football Centre is the building
in the background.