Shopping at Glasgow’s The Barras Market In 1975

John J Brady worked weekends at Glasgow’s The Barras market. He took these photograph in 1975 on a trip home from art college to visit his parents in the east end of Glasgow.

 

The Barras market Glasgow Scotland 1975

 

“I worked every Saturday and Sunday selling bedding from the age of 13 to 16. It funded concert tickets and my wardrobe. It was a great experience and I certainly learned a lot about people and trade.

“The stalls I worked at were ‘owned’ and run by an infamous bankrupt who had run night clubs etc. back in 1950s Glasgow.”

– John J Brady

 

The Barras market Glasgow Scotland 1975

“I started attending concerts at the Greens Playhouse in Glasgow at 13 – the first being Jethro Tull. Over the next 5 years we saw everyone from – off the top of my head – Yes, ELP, Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Black Sabbath, David Bowie, Paul McCartney, Mott the Hoople, Family, Roxy Music, Groundhogs, King Crimson, Nazareth, Focus, Stealers Wheel, Free, Rod and The Faces, Hawkwind, Rory Gallagher, Lou Reed, Argent, Bad Company etc. etc…”
– John J Brady

 

The Barras market Glasgow Scotland 1975

 

The Barras market Glasgow Scotland 1975

 

The Barras market Glasgow Scotland 1975

The Barras market Glasgow Scotland 1975

 

The Barras market Glasgow Scotland 1975

The Barras market Glasgow Scotland 1975

The Barras market Glasgow Scotland 1975

John’s photos of the tenement kids are fabulous.