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Old Maps of Glasgow

Postby My Kitten » Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:42 pm

Does anyone have any old maps of Glasgow or know where I could get one that wouldnt cost me and arm and a leg?

I am looking for a map just before the M8 was built, basically so I can see what was torn apart.

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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Feb 25, 2004 10:49 pm

check out my old favourite...

http://www.old-maps.co.uk

hope this helps
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Postby Ronnie » Wed Feb 25, 2004 11:20 pm

The Mitchell Library has plenty that are free to look at. Also the National Library of Scotland has some online:

http://www.nls.uk/maps

Another good source is second hand bookshops, or the Oxfam bookshop in Byres Road.
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Postby germistonguy » Thu Feb 26, 2004 12:37 am

Try here for some really old maps and they are relatively cheap.

http://www.alangodfreymaps.co.uk/scotland.htm

You might want these

6.03 Springburn 1894
6.07 St Rollox 1894
6.08 Glasgow NE (Provanmill, Blackhill & Riddrie) 1893
6.10 Central Glasgow 1893
6.11 Glasgow (High St) 1909
6.12 Glasgow (East End) 1893

I find it very sad that the M8 was the start of the demise of Townhead. On my last visit to Glasgow I was saddened to see that Townhead just doesn't exist anymore apart from the Royal :(

On that note try and get "Townheads a Goner" can't remember the author and also "The Good and Bad" book about the Garngad by Pat Thompson, for an idea of the general area before M8 swathed through it.
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Postby My Kitten » Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:33 am

Thanks

I will try and have a peek today at these site.

Thanks again
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Postby Ronnie » Thu Feb 26, 2004 10:27 pm

Hi emmar
You could also look at

http://www.theglasgowstory.com

which has a good selection of very well scanned old maps of the city.
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Postby YokerBloke » Tue Jul 13, 2004 5:07 pm

I'm hoping a mate gives me a map of Glasgow c.1962 before the M8 cut it's way through the middle of the city. He says it's pretty detailed.

I'll take to work and scan when I get it.
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Postby Apollo » Tue Jul 13, 2004 6:11 pm

"Old Townhead's a Goner" and all the other "Old..." books can be found at

http://www.stenlake.co.uk/index.htm

Didn't notice they had a web site till I looked at my copy for a reference. Protective of their pics though, there are no samples from their books on the site, other than the pic with the description of the book.

Better samples availalbe on-line at:

http://www.francisfrith.com/

but watch out for the accuracy of the descriptions sometimes, we've caught them out one or two :)
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Postby My Kitten » Tue Jul 13, 2004 9:20 pm

YokerBloke wrote:I'm hoping a mate gives me a map of Glasgow c.1962 before the M8 cut it's way through the middle of the city. He says it's pretty detailed.

I'll take to work and scan when I get it.


Thats sounds a good un.

Ive eventually got round to ordering some maps off the Alan Godfrey site, will let you all know if they are any good.
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Postby DMcNay » Tue Jul 13, 2004 10:34 pm

I've seen a few of the Alan Godfrey ones, they're good.
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Postby My Kitten » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:24 pm

Maps came today, very impressed with them. I feel another order might be being placed. :)
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Postby DMcNay » Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:55 pm

Order the Hamilton ones. Complete with the Palace in all its glory....
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Postby dazza » Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:24 am

Got a great pictorial map of Glasgow from 1937 today. It has all the old railways lines and stations etc.
If anyone wants any scans of any particular area, let me know.
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Postby DMcNay » Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:30 am

Cool, where did you pick that up?
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Postby dazza » Fri Aug 06, 2004 10:40 am

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