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January 11, 2022

20 Photographs Capture Street Scenes of Glasgow in 1976

These pictures were taken by Ed Sijmons and his partner Louise during their trip to Scotland in 1976. After spending some time in Edinburgh and other places, they decided to visit Glasgow.

“In Glasgow we stayed a few days, starting at a most terrible B&B, followed by a few days with a very nice woman, in the same street! The first address had 5 rooms at least and the second only one for B&B.” Described Sijmons. “It was a poor neighbourhood, and so looked the whole of Glasgow. We liked it, but not too much. But after all it was a real interesting city.”

More fascinating photographs could be found at Sijmons’ brilliant Flickr site.

Saltmarket with Railway bridge seen from St. Andrew’s Street

Near Saltmarket

Gallowgate

Clyde Street near Victoria Bridge

Clyde

Bridge Street

Trongate

High Street/Trongate with car of Crazy House department store opposite

Glasgow tenement blocks ready for demolition

Bus near (former) Post Office at George Square

Old ship on Clyde near Clyde Street and Victoria Bridge

Police box

Trongate

Dumbarton Street

St. Enoch (Underground) Station

Pillar-box and dd-bus

Car park at Kelvinbridge underground station

Saltmarket at corner of Clyde Street seen from Albert Bridge

Luigi’s Ice cream, Glasgow Transport museum

Menzies van




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