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    A painting of Bridgeton Cross cc1938

Reflections on Bridgeton Cross ' circa1938'  by John M Boyd

(photo supplied by Richard Evans)

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  Another wonderful painting of 'the Toll'.
     
"Feast yer eyes ..... remember the dreich wet days walking 'roon the toll....gon fur yer messages? 
         Or just coming hame fae yer wurk.....wet.......dreich...........dark..........but at times magic." ......webmaister

  
This website never fails to surprise me, old pals being reunited, old class photos and how about this stoater of a painting!  Sent to me by an old Dalmarnock School boy, Richard Evans, now living in Canada.
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July 2003, extract from e-mail, Richard Evans, (61-70), Toronto, Canada
Hi Will, after looking at the painting of Brigton X 1947, shown on your website I just had to send you a painting I was given as a gift a few years ago.  It is titled ' Reflections on Bridgeton Cross ' circa1938.
It is by  John M Boyd.  I think it is just brilliant and I look at it every time I sit down at my computer."

I Attended Dalmarnock Primary 1940-45 then Riverside 1946-50. Moved from Nuneaton St to Bernard St. 
then London Rd. before becoming the first tenants in Garthamlock.  A former printer in the Evening Citizen, I emigrated to Canada in 1967, dragging a wife, 4 kids and my widowed mother.

For those of us born and raised in Bridgeton this site is " Pure Gold "    Thank you Webmaster.

( See Glesga Pal Richard's 1942 Dalmarnock Primary School Class photo )
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July 2003, Extract from messageboard, Marion McCaig, New York, USA
"....... absolutely brilliant so it is. The artist has captured the very soul of Brigton Cross oan a very miserable night. I'm not exaggerating when I say that I was transported back in time and felt like I was in the middle of the picture. My thanks to the person who sent it to you...."
July 2003, Extract from messageboard, Peter McKenna, EK, Scotland
"Cracker of a painting, marvellous!  As Marion points out so very evocative of place and time
July 2003, Extract from messageboard, Chrissie McKenzie (nee Pritchard), Glasgow, Scotland
" What a wonderful painting.......I can imagine myself walking down Dalmarnock Road. such a comforting picture. Bringing back of all kinds of memories"
July 2003, Extract from messageboard, Wilma,  Canada,  (email tba)
"....... whit a brilliant picture that is o' the cross. Must try and get a print of that when I'm hame tae add tae ma we collection in my family room.....Minds me a takin the dug a walk on a wet night. I'm wanna they strange people who likes to staun oan the porch and watch the lightening and I always enjoyed walking in the rain. Thanks Wull fur sharin awe these things tae help bring back pleasant memories. It's very much appreciated..."
July 2003, Extract from messageboard, Elspeth Crosbie, Glasgow, Scotland 
" A wonderful painting Will, I keep going back for another look, its so life like......I like the rain too as long as its coming straight down and not horizontal and I could visualise myself dancing round the lamp posts and singing in the rain (need locked up ha ha) then turning the corner and back hame to Dalmarnock "
July 2003, Extract from messageboard, May Cuthbert, Canada,  
" Fantastic painting, and what memories......".
July 2003, Extract from messageboard, Elspeth Crosbie, Glasgow, Scotland 
" A wonderful painting .... I keep going back for another look, its so life like. ...... I like the rain too as long as its coming straight down and not horizontal and I could visualise myself dancing round the lamp posts and singing in the rain (need locked up ha ha) then turning the corner and back hame to Dalmarnock "
July 2003, Extract from messageboard, Bob Hay, Australia,  (email tba)
"Aye Wull ,dreich an' freezin' but as you say 'at times, magic'.
The weather out here's too good most of the time and you don't get the contrast.
Magic times, like on wet windy nights seeing Carmichael's fruit shop all lit up like a beacon on the corner of Anson Street and London Road with all their Xmas fruit on display. Things that were still rare in the 50's like tangerines bananas and more than anything a coconut. Aye, the magic feeling of getting into the relative comfort (and taken for granted safety} of a tram on such a night, especially if you'd had the money and time to get a poke of chips.
Running back home on a Friday night from Cochrane's the grocers with all the messages in time to hear some of Dick Barton before having to head off for the BB (29th in Tureen Street school) I could go on and on but I won't......."

 

Bridgeton Cross Paintings     c1938     c1947  c1950s  c1954     c1960    2013

 

 

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