Streets of Glesca ...........Baltic
Street ...... Bridgeton
Fairbairn Free Church at 181 Baltic Street was situated opposite Fairbairn St.
1966 (see church)
I remember this old church very well, but always derelict.
The spare ground to the left was where we played fitba.
The tenements behind the church, just in the photo are in Albany Street, opposite
Dalmarnock Primary school.
Tenements to the right of the church had a row of shops.
Adam's chip shop was there before he moved to Dalmarnock Rd.
|Fairbairn Free Church was situated in Baltic Street, opposite Fairbairn Street.
Fairbairn Free church was built in 1876 and was located at 181 Baltic Street, Bridgeton.
The church and nearby Fairbairn Street were named after the Rev.
Patrick Fairbairn (1805-1874) who was the minister of the first
established church in Bridgeton, Bridgeton Parish Church in Dale Street,
Fairbairn Free church was demolished along with the entire community of surrounding streets during the 1970's.
This old derelict church I could see from my Baltic Street bedroom window when we lived two-up at 74 Fairbairn Street.
Peter Travers, Larder Lake, Ontario, Canada.
Hi I was born in 203 baltic street,was looking at your photo, i was
wanting to show my daughters where i was born and i can just see the
close,Jonny bigger had the bakers shop Adams chip shop and across the
road was chalmers news agents, i rember going there with sweety
coupons, i can still smell the shop, from the bunches of sticks they
sold. I remember playing a game called moshie i think thats how you
would spell it, it was three holes in the ground so far apart and we
used to play for pennies or washers or bools. I rember it and neibours and some of my pals where we played, and the
things we done. Just thought i would drop you a line, as i am new
at computers, and thought i would try emailing so bye for now
Old street map
Baltic Street between Fairbairn St and Dunn St :
Newsagent at Fairbairn St
Close no.202 Baltic St
Wembley Bar at Dunn St. corner
The picture below was taken from roughly the same spot.....Baltic St opposite
Fairbairn St where the church once stood
11th May 2002
Baltic Street at the junction of Fairbairn.
The first close at the corner of Baltic St / Fairbairn St was number.202,
opposite the church
I lived at No.202 before moving around the corner to number 74 Fairbairn Street
Behind the trees is Dunn Street
This is mah wee sister Linda McArthur wearing an Easter bonnet. She was born 22nd September 1955
in Baltic Street so I will be 4/5yrs old here.
The old lady at the window in the background is Mrs Galloway.
This picture was taken around 1960/1 at the
back close of
202 Baltic Street, Bridgeton
(202 Baltic Street was the close at the junction of Fairbairn
I lived at 202 Baltic Street. the single-end in the close with my parents and
wee sister before moving round the corner to
|Baltic Street painting by GlescaPal
Wm.Neilly (aka Glesca Artist)
This original acrylic painting shows the Wembley Bar at the corner
of Dunn Street and Baltic Street in the
east end of Glasgow. It was completed by me in March 2009
The Wembley Bar was a favourite haunt of local GlescaPals. In my
painting the tenements in Baltic Street are in the process of being
demolished due to re-development of the area in the late 1960's. The
background tenements front Dalmarnock Road between Dunn Street and
In the foreground some young glescapals are kickin' a ba' aboot
while two weans are climbin' and dreepin' aff a dyke. I've used
artistic license to show a couple of gas street lamps wi' a wee
lassie swingin' on a rope attached tae wan o' the lamp posts. I'm
no' sure if the other wee lassie hingin' oan tae the clothes pole is
watchin' her pal swingin' or the boys playin' fitba'.
Bobby Bryden, age 58, USA, ex-Brigton boy
extract from messageboard ....
I would like to contact my pal
He had two sisters Ann and Margaret they lived at
202 Baltic Street
across from Adams chip shop. I last saw John in 1964 we were pals
and his sister Ann was a class behind me at Dalmarnock School years
before. Any help would would be appreciated.
was located between Baltic St and Dunn St the close between Adams
fish shop and Biggars bakery. You would go through the close walk
thirty feet it was two stories high. Auld Hendry lived there I think
he was the manager of the Celtic reserve team, it was common to see
Celtic strips hanging out his window.....
Bobby Bryden, age 60,
USA, ex-Brigton boy
extract from email ....I
was looking at the photo of you and you're son and grandson both
very nice when out of the blue came the thought of the first time I
heard my Da call yer Da 'the general'
My Da had bought a greyhound from the mount vernon dug track he kept
it in a kennel in Kinnear Rd and often I would carry the dugs dinner
in an ashet pan in a leather bag we got to 210 Baltic St
that's where we met yer Da wearing a dunkey jacket. Mah Da said how
you doin general, no bad bobby hows yersel.
Half of brigton paid their rent when oor dug ran . there would be
strangers waiting on the dummy for me and try to give me sweeties
asking is yer das dug racing the night. Wullie Best from Dunn St
trained and walked the dug. ... When you moved to 74 Fairbairn St
two-up the right you got Mrs Strachan's hoose she had twins we left
Brigton in an exchange with the Currans. Anyway Webmaister keep
doing what you do so well. Bobby Bryden and all the best in the new
Bobby whit a fantastic
email, really nice tae know oor faither's knew each other. I had
never heard that we got Mrs.Strachan's hoose thats a new name tae
me, thanks furr that. The Curran's were oan the one storey landing
and the close in 74 Fairbairn St had the two shops, Baltic Street
side was the newsagent and the other side was the dairy.... thanks
for writing tae me pal, Webmaister.