The Heart Of Glasgow - Glasgow's Eight Oldest Streets

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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Jul 29, 2007 11:12 pm

JohnR wrote:Image

Unusual angle, stone licker, nice.
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Re: The Heart Of Glasgow - Glasgow's Eight Oldest Streets

Postby John » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:54 pm

The Glassford portrait is on special display at the People's Palace, you can watch restoration work in progress. I managed to get close enough to photograph the detail of Trongate reflected in the mirror on the wall.

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Re: The Heart Of Glasgow - Glasgow's Eight Oldest Streets

Postby John » Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:55 pm

Free breakfast in Saltmarket.

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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:06 pm

First one is a cracker, John.
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Postby John » Sun Nov 18, 2007 10:09 pm

It was great to get so close to the painting as the bit I posted is only a tiny wee detail. Well worth a visit as you can chat to the restoration people as they are working.
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Re: The Heart Of Glasgow - Glasgow's Eight Oldest Streets

Postby HollowHorn » Tue Jan 15, 2008 11:03 pm

From 'Old Glasgow' Cant & Lindsay, 1947:
As the High St. approached the Cathedral, up the Bell o' the Brae (rather further west than the present street line) it was crossed by a second transverse roadway. The part of the road to the west was the Ratton Raw or Rottenrow, and that to the east, the Drygait.

Interesting, I thought the Brae's present location was where it had always been. Anyone have any evidence that it was not?
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Postby crusty_bint » Wed Jan 16, 2008 12:20 am

I remember reading something along those lines HH, I'll try find which book it was in and post what it says. I don;t recall ever seeing it on a map though - I wonder if its on that conceptual one of 16th c Glasgow that was drawn up in the 19th c? Must check...
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