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A Century of Glasgow

A Century of Glasgow. This fascinating selection of photographs illustrates the extraordinary transformation that has taken place in Glasgow during the 20th century. The book offers an insight into the daily lives and living conditions of local people and gives the reader glimpses and details of familiar places during a century of unprecedented change. Many aspects of Glasgow's recent history are covered, famous occasions and individuals are remembered and the impact of national and international events is witnessed. The book provides a striking account of the changes that have so altered Glasgow's appearance and records the process of transformation. Drawing on detailed local knowledge of the community, and illustrated with a wealth of black-and-white photographs, this book recalls what Glasgow has lost in terms of buildings, traditions and ways of life. It also acknowledges the regeneration that has taken place and celebrates the character and energy of local people as they move through the first years of this new century and exciting century. A Century of Glasgow (Century of Scotland) (Century of Scotland) (Century of Scotland) (Century of Scotland).

The Villages Of Glasgow ScotlandThe Villages Of Glasgow Scotland. This work covers the dozen or so villages on Glasgow's south side to present an up-to-date picture of life there through the years. New material has been introduced to most chapters, and a map of each village is included. This is the story of how old villages were expanded and new villages formed to house the workforces for particular industries; for example Govanhill, laid out by William Dixon for coal miners and skilled ironworkers brought from Shropshire. It is also a glimpse into the industries, events, and famous (and infamous) residents: the railway men at Corkerhill and Polmadie; the women munition workers at Cathcart and Cardonald; the 47 children in a two-roomed adventure school in Gorbals, some accommodated in the kitchen bed; and the moments of deep despair when a whole community was bereaved by a disaster in a pit or on the river. Villages of Glasgow: The South Side.

 

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