Streets of Bridgeton
STREET at BRIDGETON
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11th. May 2002
James Street at Bridgeton Cross
Olympia Picture hall ....now closed. The old Salvation Army hall can be seen flying the flag. this is now an
'Orange Hall' and Bridgeton X
railway station is at the right hand corner, the other station
opposite Landressy St.
Also note the CCTV which are installed throughout the streets of
Glasgow....BIG Brother is watching !
11th. May 2002
James Street looking towards Bridgeton Cross
Some of the tenements here, as you can see, were renovated.
The blue pub was for many years was named "The Mermaid" a
favourite haunt for the old Billy Boys gang.
taken approx 1930
Feb.2011, James McMillan, of Cambuslang sent me this
old photo of his Da
Slater & Plasterer John McMillan on a
tenement roof in James Street, Bridgeton
John is on the building roughly opposite the Pub and Post Office and
Landressy St is in the background.
He worked for the firm Andrew Smith, Builders at Broad Street,
from 14 yrs old to 65 yrs old and the only time he was off was for the
His Da before him worked for the same firm from 14 yrs to 65 yrs again
only taking time off for WWI.
Quite a family record !
|Feb.2011, GlescaPal marymay, NSW Australia
A great photo of a Glsgow workman hard at work,salt of the earth these
old tradesmen,and putting new slates on the roof a vital occupation,for
when we got the high winds the slates blew off,and we had to walk really
close in to the wall on windy days so`s not to get hit,then the slater
had to come out as the rain would get in if the slates didn`t get
replaced. Full employment. We had a slaters and plasters at our close in
Well St,Kennedys it was called.
GlescaPal jstewart, Glasgow, Scotland
What a fantastic record father and son work for a company for a total of
over 100 years will we see there likes again? Dont think so
GlescaPal glesca artist,
Great photo Webmaister. Seein' a' the windaes reminded me o' the windae
cleaners who stood oan the ledges tae clean the ootside windaes. Nae
safety harnesses or safety nets tae fa' oan should they be unfortunate
enough tae slip or get blown doon wi' the wind.
John McMillan an' a' these ither brave workmen certainly risked life an'
limb jist tae earn their daily bread.
GlescaPal Norrie (admin), Rutherglen Scotland
its a great photo and the history that goes with it makes it special