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'Saturday Night at Bridgeton Cross'

This atmospheric and nostalgic scene shows a typical Saturday night at Bridgeton Cross during the 1950s. Looking north, London Road is to the left and right of the number 26 tramcar en route to Burnside from Partick. Orr Street is located behind the tramcar from which a taxi emerges behind the pedal cyclist. Pedestrians and traffic deal with rainy conditions as a news vendor sells newspapers at the Umbrella.
“His Majesty O’Keefe” starring Burt Lancaster and Joan Rice is showing in glorious technicolor at the Olympia ABC picture house.
Painted by William M. Neilly using acrylic on canvas board measuring 50cm x 41cm (20”x16”) in Jan.2010

 

 



 



Old Photograph
I painted this scene from this black and white photograph. The view, in the east end of Glasgow, looks north along Dalmarnock Road from the Rutherglen side of the bridge. It is a vibrant and nostalgic scene of the number 26 tramcar crossing Dalmarnock Bridge, Glasgow, in 1960, en route to Burnside via Scotstoun. The tramcar is followed by a lorry and a Glasgow Corporation motor bus

Painting Dalmarnock Bridge

In the background is the electric power station which has now been demolished as part of the redevelopment of the Dalmarnock area. 
The red sandstone tenements, located behind the bus, survived bombing of the electric power station during World War II (1939–45) and are still standing today. The Boundary Bar public house was located at the corner of the other tenement building forming the junction with Birkwood Street and Dalmarnock Road.

               Painted by William M. Neilly using acrylic on canvas board measuring 41cm x 30cm (16” x 12”) in February 2009



'Saturday Night at Parkhead Cross'

Painted by William M. Neilly using acrylic on canvas board measuring 50cm x 41cm (20”x16”) in Feb.2010
 

This atmospheric and nostalgic scene shows a typical Saturday night at Parkhead Cross during the 1950s. Looking west along Gallowgate, Burgher Street is located to the left of the green Morris Minor estate car.
A tramcar emerges from Springfield Road in front of the estate car. Duke Street is to the right from which a number 30 tramcar emerges en route to Dalmarnock from Blairdardie in the northwest of the city.
The number 1 tramcar from Dalmarnock is about to negotiate the tight curve into Duke Street, en route to Scotstoun West. It is followed by two Coronation trams coming along the Gallowgate from the City Centre en route to Shettleston/ Tollcross. The pedal cyclist is turning into Westmuir Street and the cream Morris Minor estate car, beside the points control tower, is heading east along Tollcross Road to Mount Vernon and Uddingston.

 


 

 

  Old Photograph Tram & Buses
at Bridgeton Cross

Bridgeton Central Railway Station was opened in 1872 by the North British Railway Company. The two-storey, seven arch, frontage is flanked on both sides by four-storey, Grade B listed, tenements built around 1897 for the railway comp.
The station was closed to passengers in 1979 but remained in use as a depot until 1985 when the station building was then converted to mixed commercial and residential use.

The above black and white photograph was used as reference for the painting by William M. Neilly using acrylic on canvas board measuring 41cm x 30cm (16” x 12”) in January 2013.
It is a vibrant and nostalgic scene showing Glasgow Corporation Transport filing past the railway station located in London Road immediately west of Bridgeton Cross. Service number 106, electric trolleybus en route to Bellahouston from Riddrie/ Millerston, is turning into Bridgeton Cross. It is followed by service number 46 motor bus en route to Castlemilk from Cranhill. Coronation Mark I tramcar, service number 9, en-route to Auchenshuggle from Dalmuir West, is directly in front of the railway station.
'Bridgeton Cross, Glasgow, 1960'




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