End of the Line Photographs of Glasgow's Industrial Past by John R Hume

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An audio tour by John R Hume for Glasgow City Heritage Trust's End of the Line exhibition, open every Wed-Sat 10am-5pm until 7th September at the Tax Hall of the former Inland Revenue Building on 24 North Frederick Street (at the corner of George Street and North Frederick Street, entrance on North Frederick Street). 

John R Hume first started documenting Glasgow’s industrial buildings in 1964. Wandering the city by bicycle, he was determined to get images of as many of the city’s decaying industrial buildings as possible before they disappeared. He was just in time.

The photographs in End of the Line represent the enormity of the loss of Glasgow’s industrial heritage since the 1960s and 1970s. They shed a light on Glasgow’s industrial decline as the buildings fell in to gradual disuse and were demolished.

The former Inland Revenue Building at the corner George Square was designed in in 1885 in the Second Empire style by Walter Wood Robertson (1845-1907) the principal architect and surveyor for H M Office of Works in Scotland.

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Jump to a Stop:

  1. Introduction
  2. The Regent Flour Mills, Bunhouse Road, Kelvingrove, 1967.
  3. The United Cooperative Baking Society’s bakery, 12 McNeil Street, Moffat Street frontage, 1967.
  4. The Cranstonhill Bakery, 38-42 Cranston Street, Anderston, 1967.
  5. The South Sawmillfield Cotton Mill, 6-12 Burns Street, Port Dundas, 1965.
  6. The Saracen Foundry, 73 Hawthorn Street, Possilpark, 1965.
  7. The Gorbals Grain Mills, 87-97 Surrey Street, Gorbals, 1966.
  8. Townsends’ Chemical Works, 31-33 Townsend Street, Port Dundas, 1967.
  9. The Anderston Cotton Work, 93 Cheapside Street, Anderston, 1966.
  10. Monumental Sculptors’ Works, 60 Cathedral Street, Townhead, 1967.
  11. Pointhouse Shipbuilding Yard, 250 Ferry Road, 1964.
  12. Reed and Heddle Factory, 105-111 John Street, City Centre, 1973.
  13. The Clyde Foundry, 184 Helen Street, Govan, 1967.
  14. Parkhead Forge, G Shop, East Wellington Street, Parkhead, 1967.
  15. Concluding Remarks

Where to Find Us:

24 North Frederick Street, Glasgow, , Scotland

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