Past Present Vol 2

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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby the researcher » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:18 pm

there was an item on bbc reporting scotland about the 40th anniversary of the clarkston disaster and an interview with a woman who worked in one of the shops involved in the explosion and the brother of a woman killed in the explosion
apart from a plaque on the wall at the end of the row of shops glasgow council do not intend any other memorials to this disaster so the report said
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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby banjo » Tue Oct 18, 2011 7:25 pm

i have seen the memorial plaque and it is very poor,blink and you miss it.
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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby BTJustice » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:00 pm

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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Oct 19, 2011 10:38 pm

the researcher wrote:there was an item on bbc reporting scotland about the 40th anniversary of the clarkston disaster and an interview with a woman who worked in one of the shops involved in the explosion and the brother of a woman killed in the explosion
apart from a plaque on the wall at the end of the row of shops glasgow council do not intend any other memorials to this disaster so the report said



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Yoker - Past & Present

Postby yoker brian » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:44 pm

I have came across some old post cards and photographs of Yoker from the turn of the 20th century, and today I have been out for a walk with the camera (getting some odd looks) to take some present day pictures - so here it is my Yoker Past & Present - hope you enjoy.

Mill Road / Glasgow Road

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Yoker Postcard by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

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CIMG0039 by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr


Yoker Toll / Boundary

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Yoker Postcard by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

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CIMG0041 by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

Yoker School

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Yoker Postcard by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

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Ferry Road Head (Dumbarton Road/Kelso Street)

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Yoker Postcard by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

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CIMG0078 by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

War Memorial

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Yoker Postcard by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

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CIMG0080 by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

Dumbarton Road - near Dyke Road / Esk Street

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Yoker Postcard by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

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CIMG0087 by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

Dumbarton Road near Blawarthill Street

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Yoker Postcard by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby Doorstop » Fri Oct 28, 2011 8:51 pm

Excellent Brian .. that's the middle portion of my Saturday morning walking route is that.
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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Fri Oct 28, 2011 9:10 pm

That Keatings Powder ad is something else. Good shots.
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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby peter » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:20 pm

Excellent. Nice to see how some parts have changed very little and bits you just wouldnt know.
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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby yoker brian » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:24 pm

Cheers DS & Dex

Im amazed that there is very little in the Mitchell's archives relating to Yoker. I was in on Tuesday to see to items in particular

1) Sketch drawing of Third Part Farm Buildings (which were roughly in the area of Yoker Mill Rd Shops & Community Hall - a stones throw from Doorstop Mansions - the farm ceased to be following an outbreak of foot & mouth disease in 1933. The shops were built after the second world war.

2) A plan & description of the grounds & buildings of Yoker Lodge - which was a riverside property near the small dock at the foot of Greenlaw Road - which was the summer home of Sir James Lumsden - (a former Lord Provost of Glasgow and philanthropist, his statue can be found outside the Royal Infirmary in the Cathedral Precinct) and for a while Sir William Burrell's father also owned the property - This was all swept away during the construction (1905-07) of Rothesay Dock as the land was needed for a railway marshalling yard.

Unfortunately both items could not be located in the main store at the Mitchell - but I'm assured they will look for them and contact me when available for viewing
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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby Vinegar Tom » Fri Oct 28, 2011 11:08 pm

Thanks Brian. I always thought that the gap site opposite Dumbarton Road / Balmoral Terrace had to be a bomb site. Hopefully I have been proved wrong, unless they erected buildings there before the war?
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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby yoker brian » Sat Oct 29, 2011 12:05 am

Vinegar Tom wrote:Thanks Brian. I always thought that the gap site opposite Dumbarton Road / Balmoral Terrace had to be a bomb site. Hopefully I have been proved wrong, unless they erected buildings there before the war?


As far as I'm aware it has always been a gap site apart from a cleansing depot which stood at the corner of Esk St/Dumbarton Road. I have read that there were allotments along there at one point and that the land wasn't suitable for building on.

Here's a pic from the 1950's from the opposite end of the Balmoral Terrace Tenements looking east, showing the gap site fenced off and what looks like allotments

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Yoker looking East by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

The bomb sites along that stretch of road were at Dumbarton Road / Yetholm St, and Dyke Road / Dumbarton Road and a littler further east between 2 sandstone tenement blocks.

The first bombs dropped over Glasgow came at 10:15am on 19th July 1940, when four 250kg high explosive bombs fell at the eastern end of Langholm Street/Blawarthill Street - killing 4 people. Surprisingly given the closeness of Yoker to Clydebank and the industry in the area only 40 people were killed in Yoker during the various bombing raids over the city, although many properties sustained damage. The bonded warehouses at Yoker distillery suffered from incendiary bombing which saw the loss of over £1m worth of whisky going up in flames (thats 1940's prices btw!!!)

Below is an aerial photograph from the early 30's overlooking Yarrows shows it as a gap site.

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Blawarthill aerial photo by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr

This picture can be dated 1930 - 1935 as the plots of the houses in Blawarthill estate (Lesmuir Drive / Kinneller Drive etc are only being laid out, this was one of the new estates built by the corporation after the 1926 expansion of the city which included Yoker moving from the control of Renfrew Burgh to Glasgow - it also shows the Blawarthill Farm which was situated at the top of Grey Street (Now Plean Street) - Mr Grey was the last occupier of the farm.

Note the only one side of Blawarthill street had tenements - in the 1930's a row of tenements similar to those on Langholm street was built along the north of Drysdale St / Blawarthill Street and continued down round to Dumbarton Road, one block survives to this day (just behind the present pic of Blawarthill Terrace)

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Here's a pic of the Blawarthill Terrace Gap site in 1925 - from the Virtual Mitchell - it was known at that time as Yoker Road.

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Blawarthill gap by Brian Kelly Mobile, on Flickr
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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby banjo » Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:06 am

brilliant bit of work there yb.dex,well spotted with the keatings ad. :D
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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby BTJustice » Sun Jan 15, 2012 10:59 pm

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Re: Past Present Vol 2

Postby Vinegar Tom » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:07 pm

Great stuff Dave
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Re: Yoker - Past & Present

Postby kirstymaclaren » Thu Jan 19, 2012 8:07 am

I love the tree on the left in these photos, seeing how it has changed!

Dumbarton Road - near Dyke Road / Esk Street

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