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Washington Street School.

Postby Mr Vallance » Fri Jan 13, 2012 10:02 am

As per my other thread on Hill Street Anderston , my research into my family tree continues.

My mother's side of the family arrived in Glasgow from County Antrim around 1885, they stepped off the boat and settled across the road in McAlpine Street Anderston where they lived until my Great Gran died in 1947.

My Gran died in Garscube Road in 1950 .

My late mother who was born in 1930 attended Washington Street School so i headed off earlier in the week with my camera and happily snapped my way around Anderston.

I was hoping to get a pic of the Girls entrance to Washington Street School but it's completely fenced off and appears now to be a car park which has electronically controlled gates .

Does anyone know who actually owns the building and the surrounding area, as a look inside the school would be wonderful.
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby The Egg Man » Fri Jan 13, 2012 11:55 am

I believe the school and the playgrounds belong to Glasgow City Council. If you Google Washington Street school Glasgow there are a few pictures though no close-ups.

It was known as Washington Street Arts centre for a while so searching for that might produce more results and, of course, there's always the Virtual Mitchell site.

Last time I was down there the railings surrounding the site didn't really block photo opportunities but it would have been difficult to get close to the building. Maybe if you hang about the site just before 9am you might be able to sneak in with a passing car and out again the same way.

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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby robertpool » Fri Jan 13, 2012 7:09 pm

there you go. The school grounds are leased to the Menzies Hotel for parking

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what number in McAlpine Street did your Gran live?
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby Josef » Sat Jan 14, 2012 7:18 pm

I was in there several times when it was the Washington Street Arts Centre.

Main building, they had temporary seating that they assembled for plays, etc, much like the sort of thing you get in the Assembly Rooms during the Edinburgh Festival.

Basement, there were rehearsal rooms used by a variety of (now) better or lesser known bands, including Del Amitri, 30 bob suits and the precursors of Hipsway.

I didn't have a camera at the time, so no photos, but I'll see if anyone else has any.
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby Mr Vallance » Sun Jan 15, 2012 11:58 pm

robertpool wrote:there you go. The school grounds are leased to the Menzies Hotel for parking

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what number in McAlpine Street did your Gran live?


Thanks for that.

The family were at 66 McAlpine Street.

I was just hoping for a pic of the entrance to the school, the security took me by surprise.
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby robertpool » Tue Jan 17, 2012 7:15 am

typical no number 66 listed but here is the rest from 1933

McAlpine Street 1933
1 Reid, A., & Co. Holdtite Stick-on Soles The Anson Motor Haulage
3 Borden, J.
7 Ward, P.
9 Birkett, M.
13 The Shipping Federation
15 Bryce, George P.
17 Donald, J. T., & Co., Ltd.
35 Donald, J. T., & Co., Ltd.
47, 49 Richmond, John & Co. l Dunlop, J. A. & Co,
49 Duncan, J. 11:1., Ltd.
Smith & Shult ze
53 Connal & Co., Ltd.
57 Tyre, D. 1\f.
611 65 Wallace & Connell
67 Somers, John, Ltd.
Teape, H. M.
Watson & Ewan
69 Pooley, Henry, & Son, Ltd.
73, 85 Brown & Co.
87 Polson, Deacon & Webb
Paton & Co.
Robertson, C. & J., Ltd. Cochran, R. & A. & Co.
99 Greig, J. & W., wool broker
105 Black:, Miss Kate
86 Armstrong, A.
Millar, A. Stone, J. Philips, M. Larkin, J. P. Townhind, M.
82 Anderson & Gray, slaters
Brown, John
80 Westem Automatic Machines
Co.
78 Campbell, A., & Co.
The McAlpine Manufacturing Co
Campbell, Colin
The Positive Lock Washer Co, Ltd.,
Yorkshire Copper Works., Ltd.
72 JYI:'Harg & Co., Ltd.
Goggin, M., Ltd.
68 Jamieson, Geo.
64 Thomson, A., & Co, electricians
-- Crimea street intersects
48 Alexander, Ferguson, & Co, Ltd.
28 Marine Lodging Houses
24 Harvie, Wm. & Co., Ltd.
22 Shearer Tube Co,
12 Reid, Mrs. E.
10 Duncan, Mrs. A.1 furnishings
8 Strathclyde F.C. Social Club
6 Dunc'1n, A. Kelly, M. O'Hara, M. Hamilton, J. McDonald, J. Good, J.
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby Bridie » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:07 am

Wasn't there a refrigeration company in Washington St too or was that later? No sign of RM Easdale either in that list?

Is it possible to get historical details of residents/companies in any Glasgow streets online?
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby robertpool » Tue Jan 17, 2012 8:14 pm

tha main door to R M Easdale has always been Washington Street. It was not until the early 1970's that they expanded and took over the property through from them in McAlpine Street. I worked in Washington Street from 1971 to 1989 and l do not recall any refrigeration company
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby Bridie » Tue Jan 17, 2012 9:30 pm

robertpool wrote:tha main door to R M Easdale has always been Washington Street. It was not until the early 1970's that they expanded and took over the property through from them in McAlpine Street. I worked in Washington Street from 1971 to 1989 and l do not recall any refrigeration company

I was an office junior in RM Easdales in 1972/73 I didn't venture too near the warehouse if I could avoid it ;)
It would have been around the mid 60's when I used to meet my mother at the corner of (I think) Washington St /Argyle St- she worked in Turner's which I thought was a refrigeration company - I might be wrong.
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby Mr Vallance » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:47 am

robertpool wrote:typical no number 66 listed but here is the rest from 1933

McAlpine Street 1933
1 Reid, A., & Co. Holdtite Stick-on Soles The Anson Motor Haulage
3 Borden, J.
7 Ward, P.
9 Birkett, M.
13 The Shipping Federation
15 Bryce, George P.
17 Donald, J. T., & Co., Ltd.
35 Donald, J. T., & Co., Ltd.
47, 49 Richmond, John & Co. l Dunlop, J. A. & Co,
49 Duncan, J. 11:1., Ltd.
Smith & Shult ze
53 Connal & Co., Ltd.
57 Tyre, D. 1\f.
611 65 Wallace & Connell
67 Somers, John, Ltd.
Teape, H. M.
Watson & Ewan
69 Pooley, Henry, & Son, Ltd.
73, 85 Brown & Co.
87 Polson, Deacon & Webb
Paton & Co.
Robertson, C. & J., Ltd. Cochran, R. & A. & Co.
99 Greig, J. & W., wool broker
105 Black:, Miss Kate
86 Armstrong, A.
Millar, A. Stone, J. Philips, M. Larkin, J. P. Townhind, M.
82 Anderson & Gray, slaters
Brown, John
80 Westem Automatic Machines
Co.
78 Campbell, A., & Co.
The McAlpine Manufacturing Co
Campbell, Colin
The Positive Lock Washer Co, Ltd.,
Yorkshire Copper Works., Ltd.
72 JYI:'Harg & Co., Ltd.
Goggin, M., Ltd.
68 Jamieson, Geo.
64 Thomson, A., & Co, electricians
-- Crimea street intersects
48 Alexander, Ferguson, & Co, Ltd.
28 Marine Lodging Houses
24 Harvie, Wm. & Co., Ltd.
22 Shearer Tube Co,
12 Reid, Mrs. E.
10 Duncan, Mrs. A.1 furnishings
8 Strathclyde F.C. Social Club
6 Dunc'1n, A. Kelly, M. O'Hara, M. Hamilton, J. McDonald, J. Good, J.


Thanks very much for that.

The 1911 census has another family member at 39 McAlpine Street.
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby Bridie » Thu Jan 19, 2012 9:56 pm

robertpool wrote:tha main door to R M Easdale has always been Washington Street. It was not until the early 1970's that they expanded and took over the property through from them in McAlpine Street. I worked in Washington Street from 1971 to 1989 and l do not recall any refrigeration company

Sorry my mistake it was Brown Street and they weren't a refrigeration company either. :)
Turner & Co - engineering I think but I'll be damned if I can find if it's the same Turner Group now based in Craigton Rd. :evil:
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby robertpool » Thu Jan 19, 2012 11:38 pm

I remember Turners in Brown Street, were they next door to Pegler & Louden ?

ps sorry l can't find a photo of the entrance to the school. tried all the usuall suspects :(
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby robertpool » Fri Jan 20, 2012 7:57 pm

just came across one from my own collection showing part of the front gate

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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby robertpool » Fri Jan 20, 2012 8:09 pm

Bridie wrote:
robertpool wrote:tha main door to R M Easdale has always been Washington Street. It was not until the early 1970's that they expanded and took over the property through from them in McAlpine Street. I worked in Washington Street from 1971 to 1989 and l do not recall any refrigeration company

I was an office junior in RM Easdales in 1972/73 I didn't venture too near the warehouse if I could avoid it ;)
It would have been around the mid 60's when I used to meet my mother at the corner of (I think) Washington St /Argyle St- she worked in Turner's which I thought was a refrigeration company - I might be wrong.


I'm sure l remember John Robertson, HG contributor, saying that he had a sister who worked in R.M.Easdale in the 70's. Any relation Bridie or did you know her?
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Re: Washington Street School.

Postby Bridie » Fri Jan 20, 2012 11:34 pm

robertpool wrote:
Bridie wrote:
robertpool wrote:tha main door to R M Easdale has always been Washington Street. It was not until the early 1970's that they expanded and took over the property through from them in McAlpine Street. I worked in Washington Street from 1971 to 1989 and l do not recall any refrigeration company

I was an office junior in RM Easdales in 1972/73 I didn't venture too near the warehouse if I could avoid it ;)
It would have been around the mid 60's when I used to meet my mother at the corner of (I think) Washington St /Argyle St- she worked in Turner's which I thought was a refrigeration company - I might be wrong.


I'm sure l remember John Robertson, HG contributor, saying that he had a sister who worked in R.M.Easdale in the 70's. Any relation Bridie or did you know her?

No relation.I remember the Easdale family - the old man Easdale who would have been about 60/65 then was a bit of a character and his son called Christian - I think. Mr Stirratt was another boss and I can only recollect the first names of some of the others in the office - Gloria was one and a girl who would have been around my age then 16-18 who's boyfriend sang in a band can't remember the name of the band or hers. The offices were ancient!! ::): Old Mr Easdale would wave down from his office window - top left - to us on a Friday when we finished.
I think the family actually came from the island of Easdale.
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