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  Streets of Dalmarnock  -  Summerfield Street                                   

                                    

                  Summerfield  Street   

    

 


Summerfield Street

Dec.2010, GlescaPal "glesca artist"
Hi Webmaister, this is an excellent black and white photograph of Summerfield Street, Dalmarnock. The building located between the tenement and the Mecca Bingo was Stevenson's Creamery and Dairy where milk and orange juice were bottled prior to delivery throughout the west of Scotland.   One of my school pal, James Hamilton, and his family lived in the flat above the Creamery and Dairy.  James' Da was the manager at the time and I remember being in the Creamery and Dairy watching the empty milk and orange juice bottles being mechanically washed, filled and capped with the silver foil.   Bottles were then conveyed to crates before being loaded onto lorries for delivery to shops throughout the west of Scotland.


The Mecca Bingo was of course the former Strathclyde Picture House (The Strathies).   Opposite these buildings was the Hair Factory belonging to Andrew D. McNair and the allotment gardens.  Both the Hair Factory and the allotment gardens extended back into Allan Street which runs parallel to Summerfield Street.  (See photograph taken from 17 Woddrop Street). Regards,
glesca artist

 

Feb.2011, GlescaPal "glesca artist"

Hi Webmaister, came across this photo taken in 1924.  It shows the creamery and dairy, known then as Forsyth's Dairy, before the Strathclyde picture house was built. 
The tenements of Garvald Street can be seen to the right of the dairy beyond the spare ground on which the cinema was built.    It is of interest to note that an extension to the adjacent tenement was subsequently built and of course, the gas street lighting and the unpaved road surface.  Kind regards,
glesca artist.

 

 

Photograph taken at junction of Dalmarnock Road. 
Left hand corner was the White Horse Pub and Right Hand corner was Hall Memorial Fairbairn Church
Walking along Summerfield Street to the junction of Sunnybank Street ...see below

 

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Photograph taken at junction of Sunnybank Street
Very common site 
this in Glasgow.....
tenements knocked
down leaving the local shop or public house still standing !

 

Summerfield  Street        

Photograph taken from junction of Sunnybank Street.  Note the slogans on the wall.
Common in many parts of Glasgow for certain areas to be 'loyalist' or 'republican' and any bare wall usually gets the 'treatment'

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Photograph below taken from outside the shop in Sunnybank Street. 
As you can see all the tenements on this side of the road have been demolished.

 

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