Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

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Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby admpgk » Thu Oct 30, 2008 2:42 am

I know that there have been many questions posed previously re former names for Glasgow Streets but having looked at these and used the advice and the websites mentioned I've still drawn a blank in my efforts to find a Palm Street from circa 1895, which I understand was somewhere in the Kelvin area.

I'd be extremely grateful for any assistance in tracing the location of this Palm Street.

Many thanks.
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Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby dimairt » Thu Oct 30, 2008 8:50 am

admpgk,
Palm St. was a short street that ran between St George's Rd and Cedar St at St George in the Fields Church. The street is long gone but the church is still there, having been converted to flats in the 1990s. I do have a snap somewhere which I'll look out for you.

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Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby admpgk » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:11 am

Eddy,

Wow. That's brilliant and thanks for the rapid response. I'd certainly welcome sight of any photographs if they're available.

Many thanks again and as they say in Glasgow "Hora Bes"

Peter
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Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby onyirtodd » Thu Oct 30, 2008 10:28 am

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Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby dimairt » Thu Oct 30, 2008 7:39 pm

This is St George's in the 1980s. To the right you can see the Cedar St flats, in the distance there is St Columba's school - does anyone have a snap of that? - and to the left of the church is where Palm St was. The old church was/is magnificant; it's a treat to pass by most days. The second snap is the old interior.
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Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby admpgk » Fri Oct 31, 2008 6:29 pm

Eddy,

Many thanks that's extremely helpful.

Hora Bes

Peter
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Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby Blindpilot » Tue Nov 04, 2008 12:53 am

The section of Argyle street between Grey St (where the tree is) and Radnor St used to be called Radnor Terrace, and I think it was also Dumbarton Road at some point.
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Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby Dot » Sat Nov 15, 2008 2:33 pm

My Dad lived at Carlton Gardens when they changed the name to Striven Gardens.
I think this was in 1929 and there was a phone in the house.
This had been installed by the previous owner who was a doctor.

This is one of the streets mentioned on the link given by OYT.
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Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby Roxburgh » Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:58 pm

Dot wrote:My Dad lived at Carlton Gardens when they changed the name to Striven Gardens.
I think this was in 1929 and there was a phone in the house.
This had been installed by the previous owner who was a doctor.

This is one of the streets mentioned on the link given by OYT.


Dot

If interested, I can try a phone book lookup for 1929 (available on Ancestry for which I have a subscription). However, I would need a name. Feel free to pm me if interested.
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Re: Old Glasgow Street Names ( Kelvin Area )

Postby Dot » Sun Nov 16, 2008 10:09 pm

Thanks for offer Roxburgh.
I do know the number already as my Dad mentions it in the diary.

It seems that the country phones were on automatic dialling but Glasgow was still using girls at the exchange.
His phone number changed from a three digit number to a four digit one.
It was Western and this was changed to Maryhill. His Aunt's phone number changed from Queen's Park to Pollok.

He also mentions a phone box being erected at Belmont Street and that traffic lights were being put up in places.
The Queen Margaret Bridge was under construction.
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Mon Nov 17, 2008 12:55 am

Dot wrote:It seems that the country phones were on automatic dialling but Glasgow was still using girls at the exchange.
His phone number changed from a three digit number to a four digit one.
It was Western and this was changed to Maryhill. His Aunt's phone number changed from Queen's Park to Pollok.



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