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Kinning Park

Postby Ken Maxwell » Sun Jun 05, 2016 12:11 am

Greetings,

I have just returned from visiting Glasgow for the fourth time in the past five years, having become very interested in tracing my family history. A few days ago, I visited Kinning Park, where my father was born in 1933, however, not much really exists out there from the days when my father was there (from birth to around 1944, before moving to Bridgeton, then to Australia in 1950).

I understand the M8 Motorway took out a fair chunk of Kinning Park, particularly Vermont Street, where my father once lived. My wife and I strolled around Vermont Street last Monday. The M8 borders its northern side and light industry exists all along the southern side of the road.

Does anyone have any photos of Vermont Street from the pre-M8 days, preferably the 1940s? I have checked the wonderful Virtual Mitchell website, however, there are no photos of Vermont Street there.

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Re: Kinning Park

Postby gap74 » Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:48 pm

A few pre-M8 aerial shots of Kinning Park here:

http://panoramas.bzncl.tv/Gap74/
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Re: Kinning Park

Postby Ken Maxwell » Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:23 am

Thanks gap74.
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Re: Kinning Park

Postby Ken Maxwell » Sat Jun 11, 2016 8:22 am

I should have made my request clearer. What I'm after are any street-level scenes of Vermont Street at Kinning Park in the pre-M8 days, preferably the 1940s.
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Re: Kinning Park

Postby Lucky Poet » Thu Jun 16, 2016 7:08 pm

https://canmore.org.uk/site/179497/glas ... spin-works

This *might* be taken from Vermont Street - I'm not quite sure. Seems to be as close as there is on RCAHMS - and taken by the inevitable John R Hume in 1967.

I take it you've tried Virtual Mitchell, of course?
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Re: Kinning Park

Postby Ken Maxwell » Sun Jun 19, 2016 6:38 am

Thanks Lucky Poet - I'll check this out. Yes, I have tried Virtual Mitchell, however, without success.
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Re: Kinning Park

Postby ibtg » Sun Jul 10, 2016 2:03 pm

Try this offering on youtube:-

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qo2k4tZUfJk
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Re: Kinning Park

Postby Targer » Sun Jul 10, 2016 9:38 pm

It was a great clip but depressing as most of the places I knew were either gone or greatly changed.
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Re: Kinning Park

Postby Ken Maxwell » Thu Jul 21, 2016 10:08 am

Thanks for the YouTube link.
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Re: Kinning Park

Postby Chambers » Sun Feb 05, 2017 3:45 pm

Kinning park/vermont street
Trying to find a lost family who was born in Airdrie but lived at 12 vermont street in 1946
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Frances Mary chambers or Edna mole.
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Re: Kinning Park

Postby Wolseley H » Thu Feb 23, 2017 10:52 am

My old feller went to Scotland Street school, told me he was captain of the football team, he was born in 1937
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