Blacked out/Shawfield Mansion

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Postby John » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:27 pm

Timchilli wrote:Found this engraving of Shawfield Mansion:

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Apparently the mansion was the home of the City of Glasgow Bank, the Post Office (1840-57) and the Trades House.

I had no idea that Trongate was known as St. Thenaw's Gate in 1454, when the Tolbooth was mentioned as being beside the Cross, at the corner of St. Thenaw's Gait and High Street. Fascinating stuff.

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Wonderful stuff Tim. Where did you find the engraving if you don't mind me asking?

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Postby cumbo » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:37 pm

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Postby Timchilli » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:41 pm

JohnR wrote:Wonderful stuff Tim. Where did you find the engraving if you don't mind me asking?

John, I got this from SCRAN (ref 000-000-095-718-C).

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Postby Timchilli » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:42 pm

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Great shot, Cumbo!

To which building is this plaque affixed?

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Postby John » Wed Mar 21, 2007 6:47 pm

Timchilli wrote:
JohnR wrote:Wonderful stuff Tim. Where did you find the engraving if you don't mind me asking?

John, I got this from SCRAN (ref 000-000-095-718-C).

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Doh! I spend a lot of time on SCRAN looking for old images of Trongate, High Street, Drygate etc but have never seen this one before which surprises me.

I still plan to do a project covering this part of town once the weather improves.

http://www.hiddenglasgow.com/forums/vie ... php?t=4942

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Postby cumbo » Wed Mar 21, 2007 7:59 pm

Sorry I didn't label it,It's on the corner of Glassford Street and argyle Street opposite Marks and Spencer's I think it was the old Bank of Scotland.Any idea who the Pen and pencil club were?
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Postby John » Wed Mar 21, 2007 8:17 pm

cumbo wrote:Sorry I didn't label it,It's on the corner of Glassford Street and argyle Street opposite Marks and Spencer's I think it was the old Bank of Scotland.Any idea who the Pen and pencil club were?


The Pen and Pencil Club also erected a sign to mark James Watt further up the Trongate.

It wasn't easy to photograph as it is partially obscured.

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Based upon a quick google I am willing to bet that The Pen and Pencil Club has journalism/newspaper connections.

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