I think this photo was taken in 1980. How utterly unrecognisable this will be to many people but it is of course, Glasgow Road, 40 years ago. Looking westwards, the photo was taken from near the top of the former junction to John Street, before it was realigned. The post Office is on the left, Logan Street just out the picture to the left. To the right, hoarding is up where Devlin Grove was later to be built. The last of the tenements still to come down on the right, behind which the Sports Centre was being built at this time.
Finally, in the left at the back, you can see the existing part of Clydeview Shopping Centre and Asda being built.
This was a changing town. It was very much out with the old and in with the new , with a huge investment spent not just from the private sector, but also by local authorities.
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Stevie Gill There was a stamp machine in middle of po wall block with cardboard gtrat source of 2p pieces
Arlene Campbell Stevie Gill aye showing your age sir
Cathy Reilly My connections with Glasgow Road are my Reilly line.
Martin Smith Used to live on the right hand side behind whoever took the photo!! At the top of Bairds Rows!
Rita Clark You can just see the Royal Bank sign outside the portacabin we used when the old bank at 166 Glasgow Road was demolished. The new address was 188a Glasgow Road. I winder if anyone remembers it?
Helen Robb Rita Clark yes I remember, lol. Xx
Anne Irvine Gable end building on right hand side. Was the J&A Fashions? I remember buying a green cord jacket from there haha
Sadie Dolan I used to run in that door on the left this was post office and come out other door at logan st coming from school great memories of this st x
Ian Muir The problem was too little new came in to replace all of the old (shops, pubs, etc) that was taken away.