Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

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Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby DMcNay » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:50 am

I'm working with some folk on a project to list streets in Scotland with a military connection. We decided to do this when we learned that there are three streets in Carluke named after the men of the village who won the Victoria Cross.

Craigneuk also has three streets named after the seiges of Mafeking, Ladysmith and Kimberley.

So we're trying to find more of them.

Off the top of my head I can think of Wellington Street and Crimea Street, but there must be plenty more in Glasgow and the surrounding area.

Any ideas?
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby Fossil » Tue Jun 16, 2009 7:54 am

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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby DMcNay » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:17 am

Fossil wrote:Promoted to a Hg Project


Can I get a fourth stripe then? ::):
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby Fossil » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:29 am

Its in the post
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby Sharon » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:32 am

Some stuff in this thread too :)

Shipka Pass, Barrack St

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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby onyirtodd » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:45 am

St Vincent Street
Corunna Street
West Nile Street
Wellington Street

spring to mind.

Haven't we done this, or similar, before?
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby Ronnie » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:38 pm

Top of the head:
Hope Street
St Vincent Street
West Nile Street
Wellington Street
Nelson Street
Wallace Street
Earl Haig Road
Mafeking Street

Or you could trawl through here: http://homepage.ntlworld.com/gordon.adams1/GlasgowHistory/StreetNames.htm
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby purplepantman » Tue Jun 16, 2009 3:40 pm

I always thought this stuff about Stockwell Street was interesting...

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...with reasonably good military references too!
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby onyirtodd » Tue Jun 16, 2009 4:59 pm

Crimea Street

Harlaw Street
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby Josef » Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:53 pm

Waterloo Street.
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby floweredpig » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:20 pm

Hotspur Street ,Mount Stuart Street ,Battlefield Place
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:00 pm

Glenfinnan Road
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby fatweegee » Thu Jun 18, 2009 8:00 pm

Try Cressy Street and Aboukir Street in Govan, they also used to be linked by a Trafalgar Street. Trafalgar is long gone but Cressy and Aboukir both still exist and take their names from warships built in the yards that themselves wher named after battles.
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby purplepantman » Thu Jun 18, 2009 9:52 pm

Don't think Cadogan Street's had a mention...

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From another source...
"A legend of one of the British regiments has a reference to the Gallowgate. At Fuente d'Honore, in Spain, the 71st Regiment bore the brunt of the fight. When the contest seemed to be going against the British, Colonel Cadogan waved his hat and cried, "Now, my lads, charge them down the Gallowgate," the scene of the conflict resembling that old Glasgow thoroughfare. With a cheer the 71st rushed on and drove the French out at the point of the bayonet. A monument to the gallant colonel's memory is in the Cathedral."

I'd like to see what the monument looks like. Can't find a pic on tinterweb. Anyone got one?
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Re: Glasgow streetnames with a military connection

Postby purplepantman » Sun Jun 21, 2009 11:41 pm

YORK STREET; was named after for the Duke of York, who was for a time Commander-in-Chief of the British Army, with frequent disastrous results.

WALKINSHAW STREET; was named after John Walkinshaw of Barrowfield. He was an ardent Jacobite, having been out both in the Fifteen and Forty-Five, and was ultimately taken prisoner, but escaped by the aid of his wife, who was the sister of Sir Hugh Paterson of Bannockburn.
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