Hozier Street, Bridgeton
John Street PRIMARY
School, Hozier Street, Bridgeton, 1964
|Now this is a really interesting photo it was taken
15th September 1974 in Hozier St, we were standing opposite John St.
You can see in the background a fence and beyond the fence
the tenements of London Road.
Photo of 219th Boys Brigade Band, the company met each week in John St Primary
School then moved to Dalmarnock primary
I was the Officer in Charge of the band. It is an Amazing photo
in that it was taken in HOZIER STREET across the road John Street
Primary School building was still there at the time.
What makes the photo fascinating is behind us all the way back is virtually demolished!
The school and all the spare ground in the background has been replaced
with houses and the street has been renamed Queen Mary St..
|Extract from Messageboard, October
2003, Charlie McDonald, Parkhead, Glasgow
I have to congratulate you on your photo of the 219th standing in
...an absolute cracker in so far as social history is concerned. Here we
have the last remnants of the 219th standing in amongst the ruins of a
in the 1970's. You are the last of the company and like your surroundings
you are from another age.............
am hoping to write a series of books on Glasgow's east end just like 'Old
Parkhead' covering all the traditional areas of the east end and I
would dearly love to include this photo as to me it sums up everything
that is relevant to the demolition of the districts that we all grew up
in...it's a cracker........."
that old BB photo brings back memories!
I had always regretted taking that photo as I wished I had formed the band
in front of the old John St Primary school, I remember thinking what a
Now here we are nearly 30 years later and you have thrown a whole new
slant on the photo for me...I look at it differently now. Yer some man,
|Hozier Street (
now renamed Queen Mary Street )
(Hozier Street, now Queen Mary St.) taken at junction of Dalmarnock Road looking east.
The parked red car is roughly outside the school gates where
Primary once stood.
The BB photo above the boys would be standing on the other side of the
street opposite the red car.
The famous ARGYLL CAR
was first manufactured in HozierStreet 1899 - 1905