Bridgeton Cross looking east along Olympia Street.
The Bridgeton Public Hall building has been long replaced by trees!
The Lino shop............its been here forever! This
is also the spot of the Bridgeton Taxi rank.
Salvation Army building is now Olympia House an Orange Hall the sign says
"The Loyal Orange Institution of Scotland" Olympia House.
The large boulder on the bottom right of the picture
is inscribed "MILE-END Quarter"
I don't know where this came from but I measured the distance from Glasgow
Cross to this spot at Bridgeton Cross and it is about a mile in
distance.........hence mile-end? Also its almost a mile to Dalmarnock
Bridge from this spot.
You can imagine in the old days walking from Glasgow Cross and getting to
this spot "Ah well that's a mile-end!"
The famous ABC Olympia picture house....ah I remember the ABC minors....
The Olympia theatre opened in 1911 seating 2000! It was taken over by the ABC
chain in1924, closing in
1974. It became a bingo hall until the late nineties, then a furniture
store.... but is now closed. The facade is a listed B building.
The first junction on the left is Orr Street.