30 Photographs Of A Glasgow Day In 1960

In April 1960, Allan Hailstone – known on Flickr as Allhails – photographed life in Glasgow.

 

In the Gorbals, Glasgow, 18 April 1960

In the Gorbals, Glasgow, 18 April 1960

 

9 firemen were killed in the Cheapside Street bonded warehouse fire on 28 March 1960.

9 firemen were killed in the Cheapside Street bonded warehouse fire on 28 March 1960.

BEA Viscount at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

BEA Viscount at Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Renfrew Airport, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Argyle Street, Lewis's huge department store in the background.   Robert Henderson 6y Lewis's Polytechnic as it was originally known and the St.Enoch Hotel is also visible and so is Timothy Whites. Where the person is crossing over Argyle St. is the site of the famous Boots store or Dissy corner. Note too the Arnott Simpsons store at this time is not the large imposing building that it was to become.   Wee Minxy 6y Oh my goodness...fantastic :)   Robert Pool 6y Robert, Lewis's was originally John Anderson's Royal Polytechnic untill it sold out to lewis's in 1937. As far as l am aware Lewis's never used the 'Polytechnic' in their name of the store. The Boots store was previously the Adelphi Hotel and before that The Argyll Hotel and it would have been to the back of the photographer. The gent crossing the road is in fact coming from Mitchell Street (no entry sign)  see: 1919 John Anderson's Royal Polytechnic Ltd, 67 to 99 Argyle Street, Glasgow by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection   1950's Adelphi Hotel, Argyle Street, Glasgow by Robert Pool's Glasgow Collection   Stuart McKenna 6y Fantastic picture! I've never see this site without the large Arnotts department store before.   stillucan 4y Love these pics. Beg to differ Robert. The gent is crossing the road from Union Street (Boot's corner). The tram lines and traffic lights are quite clear at junction Argyle/Union/Jamaica. Boot's is not built yet - the buildings on the left were demolished between Union and Mitchell to accomodate new Boots.. The latter cannot be seen in this pic. Boots and Arnott's were both built within the same 2 year period. I was an apprentice in construction of both.   Robert Pool 4y Your quite right it is Union Street. What confused me was the 'No Entry' Sign. I have also discovered that Lewis's did use the 'Royal Polytechnic' in their name from time to time.

Argyle Street, Lewis’s huge department store in the background.
Robert Henderson 6y
Lewis’s Polytechnic as it was originally known and the St.Enoch Hotel is also visible and so is Timothy Whites. Where the person is crossing over Argyle St. is the site of the famous Boots store or Dissy corner. Note too the Arnott Simpsons store at this time is not the large imposing building that it was to become.
Wee Minxy 6y
Oh my goodness…fantastic 🙂
Robert Pool:
Robert, Lewis’s was originally John Anderson’s Royal Polytechnic untill it sold out to Lewis’s in 1937. As far as l am aware Lewis’s never used the ‘Polytechnic’ in their name of the store. The Boots store was previously the Adelphi Hotel and before that The Argyll Hotel and it would have been to the back of the photographer.
Stilucan: The gent is crossing the road from Union Street (Boot’s corner). The tram lines and traffic lights are quite clear at junction Argyle/Union/Jamaica. Boot’s is not built yet – the buildings on the left were demolished between Union and Mitchell to accomodate new Boots.. The latter cannot be seen in this pic. Boots and Arnott’s were both built within the same 2 year period. I was an apprentice in construction of both.

Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Argyle Street looking west towards Anderston Cross

Argyle Street looking west towards Anderston Cross

ohn Robertson 6y Argyle Street, the Schweppes sign is on Central Station, above the tunnel underneath it. this was called the Highland Man's Umberella. The noise in there, caused by trains above, and trams could be deafening. The buildings on the left are long gone!!   Alan Morrison 6y as are the buildings on the right, now replaced by the Radisson Hotel

John Robertson:
Argyle Street, the Schweppes sign is on Central Station, above the tunnel underneath it. this was called the Highland Man’s Umberella.
The noise in there, caused by trains above, and trams could be deafening. The buildings on the left are long gone!!
Alan Morrison:
as are the buildings on the right, now (2010) replaced by the Radisson Hotel

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Paisley Cross, Scotland, 19 April 1960

Paisley Cross, Scotland, 19 April 1960

Buchanan Street, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Buchanan Street, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Glasgow, 19 April 1960  St. Enoch Underground station is now (2010) a Caffe Nero.

Glasgow, 19 April 1960
St. Enoch Underground station is now (2010) a Caffe Nero.

Glasgow, 19 April 1960  St. Enoch Underground station is now (2010) a Caffe Nero.

Glasgow, 19 April 1960
St. Enoch Underground station is now (2010) a Caffe Nero.

Argyle Street, city centre.   John Robertson 6y Rob , you forgot about the Mark 1 Coronation Tram!

Argyle Street, Glasgow city centre.
Note the Mark 1 Coronation Tram.

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After the fire, Glasgow, 19 April 1960  This hugely destructive fire in the centre of Glasgow attracted wide national publicity.

After the fire, Glasgow, 19 April 1960
This hugely destructive fire in the centre of Glasgow attracted wide national publicity.

After the fire, Glasgow, 19 April 1960  This hugely destructive fire in the centre of Glasgow attracted wide national publicity.

After the fire, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

The Cheapside fire. Brownie Bear: Yhe fire  broke out on 28th March 1960 and continued to smoulder for the best part of a week. 14 members of Glasgow Fire Service died and 5 members of the Glasgow Salvage Corps also died.

The Cheapside fire. Brownie Bear: Yhe fire broke out on 28th March 1960 and continued to smoulder for the best part of a week. 14 members of Glasgow Fire Service died and 5 members of the Glasgow Salvage Corps also died.

Illegal betting shop, Glasgow, 19 April 1960  I obtained this photo by looking behind a door where I saw suspicious characters entering and leaving. If I had been noticed, no doubt my camera would have been taken from me.

Illegal betting shop, Glasgow, 19 April 1960.
I obtained this photo by looking behind a door where I saw suspicious characters entering and leaving. If I had been noticed, no doubt my camera would have been taken from me.

Robert Henderson: Clyde Street with the SS Carrick and Glasgow Bridge in the background. A former clipper she was used as the RNVR club in Glasgow for many years.

Robert Henderson:
Clyde Street with the SS Carrick and Glasgow Bridge in the background. A former clipper she was used as the RNVR club in Glasgow for many years.

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

Gorbals, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

George Square, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

George Square, Glasgow, 19 April 1960

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