Tag: broompark avenue

Broompark Avenue, 1908

This lovely, previously unseen photo from my collection shows the brand new houses built on Broompark Avenue. Photographed here in 1908 or so, they were constructed around 2 years earlier by William Burnett. Obtaining the land from the Jacksons of Croftfoot on 1st November 1905, William Burnett planned on constructing an avenue with good quality […]

1908 Kate Ritchie at Broompark

A photo now from 1908, previously unpublished on the Net. This is little Kate Ritchie of Broompark Avenue, as photographed by David Ritchie. Barefoot, Kate stands at the front door of the house and is probably around 3 years old. Holding a makeshift barrow she’s carting her doll, standing in her parent’s kitchen. Incredible to […]

1908 Robert Ritchie at Broompark

Pictured here in Broompark Avenue is little Robert Ritchie. Photographed by David Ritchie in 1908, Robert stands outside the door of his house in good clothes indicative of Sunday best, or perhaps part of a band or club. Robert’s home looked out over to Broompark House, pictured in the background later to become home of […]