Calton

Calton

 

OLD CALTON MAP:

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Calton was originally known as Blackfauld reputedlybecause of the slag and debris created by surface mining.

BURGH of CALTON COAT OF ARMS:

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The Coat of Arms shows feline beasts with shuttles in their mouths and the symbol is thought to refer to the Weavers Traditional Vow – “I will eat the shuttle ‘ere I reveal the secrets of the craft”.

THOMSONS LANE:

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Thomsons Lane.

CALTON ENTRY:

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Calton Entry.

An Old Close in The Calton by R. Eadie.

London Road at Kent Street.

The Entrance to Glasgow Green.  McLennans Arch.  I believe this is Charlotte Street.

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Tram 1140 on London Road at Green Street 30 August 1954.  At the side of the tram is the Calton Bar.

 

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Gallowgate /Abercromby Street 1970s

5 thoughts on “Calton

  1. Donna Robertson

    I noticed the building at Kent st that was bombed during the war… next to the chapell..I remember my mother telling me about Lord Haw Haw on the wireless working for the Germans saying they were going to bomb the Barrowland.. I wonder if that was true..

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  2. John McGuinness

    Re picture of London Road at Kent Street, it shows St Alphonsus’ chapel on the left where I was an Alter boy. My aunt also had a shop in Kent St. Crilleys which specialised in wrapping “gifts” bought at the Barras. I worked there sometimes. Now in Kent.

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    1. Donald Pollock

      Hi John, I’d be interested in hearing about Crilleys shop on Kent Street, which era was this? I’m aware a family of that name who lived in the area in the early 20th century.

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    2. Anne-Marie

      Annie Crilley was our neighbour ~ lived up our close at 29 Kent Street – right beside her shop. Lovely woman.

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