Images and Transport 5

Further images of the Parkhead and surrounding areas which will show familiar places and modes of transport

HELENVALE STREET:

This photo was taken from Glasgow Bus Scene published by X S Publications, Paisley now thought to be no longer trading and by Robert Grieves.  Efforts tocontact both were unsuccessful.

Copyright © Robert Grieves 1978.

Photo credit A. J. Douglas.

This is a shot taken in Helenvale Street circa 1967 at the bus terminus that served the outlying housing schemes such as Garthamlock, Easterhouse and Barlanark etc.  In the background is the high flats and on the right is Calton Parkhead church.

PARKHEAD CROSS:

A very early shot showing the junction of Duke Street and Westmuir Street. Behind the bare-footed children stands a water fountain, which is sadly now long gone. Where did the fountain go? Probably a question we will never know the answer to.

PARKHEAD CROSS:

Parkhead Cross at the junction with Westmuir Street and Great Eastern Road.  At the Cross was R McFadden, hatter & hosier who also had premises at 96 Canning Stree (London Road)t and 499 Duke Street.  Also on the building is an advert for Ritchie” Dental Rooms which was located at 623 Great Eastern Road.

GLASGOW CORPORATION TRANSPORT DEPARTMENT’S BOWLING GREEN AT HELENVALE RECREATIONAL GROUND:

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Reproduced by kind permission of Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums).

Glasgow Corporation Transport Department’s bowling green at the Helenvale Recreation Ground off Helenvale Street, Parkhead. The facilities were open to all members of staff. In the distance is Parkhead Garage.

 

THE WHITE HOUSE INN, SHINTY HA’, PARKHEAD, c. 1905:

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Reproduced by kind permission of Culture and Sport Glasgow (Museums).

Shinty Ha’ was the name given to a row of red tiled cottages which stood in the Great Eastern Road at Parkhead, just beyond Parkhead Library. One of these cottages was said to have been the last home in which handloom weaving was carried on in Parkhead, perhaps even the last in Glasgow.

A stray sheep, thought to be Dolly’s Great Great Grandmother, has wandered into the left side of the photograph.

WESTMUIR STREET and DUKE STREET JUNCTION:


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A row of small one-story shops at the junction of Westmuir Street and Duke Street in Parkhead in the early 20th century. The shops on Westmuir Street include a fruit and vegetable shop, a hairdressers and W Kennedy, boot makers and repairers (soon to move around the corner to premises in Duke Street, after thirty-four years in business). The overhead wires for the electric trams are clearly visible at the top of the image.

SPRINGFIELD ROAD & LONDON ROAD JUNCTION:

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A well known East End watering hole, Flynn’s Springfield Vaults.

GALLOWGATE:

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The Gallowgate just about Rochester Street.  Shops are Whitevale Laundry and Hugh McColl, Outfitters.

GALLOWGATE:

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Gallowgate at the Croft bridge.  Shops are Wright’s Dairy, Frank Hale.  Lounge Bar – who can name it?  Also in shot is Austin and Ford Consul cars.

LONDON ROAD:

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London Road. On the left at the corner of Landressy Street is the Savings Bank.  Cunarder Tram and Leyland Titan bus Type 3/2 circa 1960-61.  Old fashioned VW Beetle although these have now re-emerged recently.

LONDON ROAD:

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Almost in the same spot at Landressy Street another Cunarder with a Leyland Atlantean bus probably a Mark 1 from circa 1962-63.