I’ve been asked a few times for photos of the Clydeview Shopping Centre being built. This one from Winter 1980 is pretty close taken from the top of the centre above whats now the lawyers office showing the scaffold still up as finishes to the roof took place just before opening.
Across the road, the last tenement on Glasgow Road has started to be demolished, which sat in front of the sports centre, then currently still being built out the picture to the right.
Removal of the tenements certainly opened up the road ready to be widened. I have to wonder at some of the protection used for the public. Boarded up windows and no fences as people walked by underneath? I suspect that this was a weekend and demolition had been suspended for the week.
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