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......Marquis Street .........Bridgeton
Named after the Marquis of Exeter, whose daughter Lady Mary Louisa Wellesley married Lord Newlands in 1880.
  Newlands owned lands in the area.

                    Old map of Marquis Street
marquis street


 Old incidents :

 28th May 1953 three workmen were overcome by gas whilst
 working in a sewer on the street.

 9th February 1966 at No.14 thirteen families had to flee
 their homes due to a fire .

 9th March 1969 at No.55 the premises of Imperial Tobacco
 were damaged by fire.

 16th September 1969 a man was charged with wilful
 fire-raising, following a house fire at No.13 Marquis Street.

Robert MacDonald
Mr Robert MacDonald owned a public house at the corner of 37 Marquis Street and 101 Bernard Street, Bridgeton.   ( )
He was only in his 30s when this drawing was taken of him. He was educated at Annfield Academy and was apprenticed for the Engineering to Randolph & Elder.

He then traveled to America where he worked as an engineer and came home when he heard of his father's death. His father also Robert occupied the pub in Marquis Street from the early 1870s. Robert gave up his career as an engineer and became the new license holder in 1885. He learned the trade very quickly and became a very good wine and spirit merchant and continued in the pub until his death in 1915. His wife Elizabeth then took over as licensee until the 1930s.
He was an ardent Freemason and  master of 128 St John's Shettleston Lodge and a member of the Royal Arch Chapter and Royal Arch Mark, No. 87.
Many will still remember this old pub as the Kick Off owned by Christopher McHugh in the 1950s and 60s.






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