BRIDGETON CROSS..........the toll at London Road
Aug.2002....Aye Brigton cross 'the toll' its never been the same since
they introduced bus lanes and stopped the cars fae getting from Dalmarnock
Road tae London Road. Ah remember the very busy mornings and evenings of
the sixties and seventies sitting oan the bus at Dalmarnock Road heading
tae the toon, THREE polis oan points duty. Wan at Dalmarnock Road/Main St,
another at London Rd/Orr St and the other at London Rd/Olympia.
Aye a very busy junction and a thriving community. Then WALLOP lets knock
doon the hooses! They kicked the stuffing oot o' Brigton. Its a sorry wee
place noo, empty streets ye hardly even see a wean oot playing. Jist look
at the auld and new photos of Brigton Cross.....ahm away tae greet.
Other parts of the auld place are starting tae take shape though.... whit
they are daen doon the Green at the Peoples Palace is brulliant.
Ah'll soon be adding some articles tae the website aboot the redevelopment
at the Glasgow Green.
Bridgeton Cross at London Road then & now
These tenements at Bridgeton Cross were renovated and the buildings kept
The men in their bunnets have been replaced by cars.
|PANORAMIC VIEW of the same spot
Famous Bridgeton Umbrella on the left and the old Olympia Picture hall to
the right at the junction of Orr Street.
Old photograph of
Bridgeton Cross showing
the weighbridge office
which was in Olympia Street