Books about Glasgow

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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby banjo » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:29 pm

ta much vt.my dad was a telephone engineer and i know he went to the club in brown st now and again.
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby robertpool » Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:30 pm

This is one of my sports programs that may interest you:

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1953 Queen Elizabeth Coronation Sports Meeting, Scotstoun Showground, Glasgow
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby Sharon » Wed Apr 04, 2012 6:00 pm

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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby Guacho » Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:28 pm

Two books not mentioned:
Really liked Carol Foreman's 'Lost Glasgow' published 2002 by Birlinn. William M Barr's 'Discovering Glasgow- 22 routes and walks in central Glasgow' 1980 Molendinar is almost worth a past and present.
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Apr 10, 2012 9:28 pm

This small book accompanied an exhibition during the 1990 Year of Culture. One of the most informative books that I have read for a long time; definitely not in either camp ,but it will give you an outline of the changes from privately owned slum housing in the late 19th Century through the mass demolitions ,various types of municipal replacement housing, including the mad dash for high rise housing in the 1960's ( along with the political reasons behind this ), and eventually the renovation of tenements by Housing Associations in the 1970's & 80's.

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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:10 pm

This one has been mentioned before, but every HG type person should read James Cowan's book "From Glasgow's Treasure Chest".

Or just look at the pictures ( a combination of photos and lovely pen & ink sketches ),

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Two Cool Books on Glasgow Parks and Buildings

Postby Gary Brown » Tue Apr 24, 2012 10:01 pm

Hey guys,

found two awesome books in Relics last week:

Leisure in the Parks (1965) a book created in 1965 to coincide with the Commonwealth Arts Festival which lists all the current parks owned by the Glasgow Corporation and their opening dates, features and other information. Some have lengthy and interesting histories. Was nice to see Rouken Glen and Loch Lomond Park as Glasgow parks.

Glasgow at a Glance: An Architectural Handbook (1965) another Arts Festival book. This one has 217 buildings that were currently in the city and their brief description and date of completion plus who designed/built them. A good number don't exist any more.

Really great finds.
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby Bridie » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:19 am

Vinegar Tom wrote:This one has been mentioned before, but every HG type person should read James Cowan's book "From Glasgow's Treasure Chest".

Or just look at the pictures ( a combination of photos and lovely pen & ink sketches ),

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I take it there's a copy in the Mitchell?
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby ibtg » Wed Apr 25, 2012 8:58 am

Yes, there is a copy in the Mitchell, but it is not too expensive to buy in the 2nd hand bookshops. It's a great read and one you will want to go back to time and again.
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby Vinegar Tom » Thu Apr 26, 2012 9:51 pm

I paid around 30 quid for my copy , but it is my favourite Glasgow book. Worth every penny , even if someone can come on here and tell me I could have picked it up for 10 bob :|
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby The Egg Man » Wed May 09, 2012 4:28 pm

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No date but there's an insert to the effect that no maps are included owing to "War-time difficulties"
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby Springburn Boy » Sat May 26, 2012 7:16 pm

I love reading Jack House books. The Square Mile of Murder for example and the Heart of Glasgow. :D
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby Mori » Mon Aug 26, 2013 4:13 pm

An array of beautiful sketches of the city in this book. :D

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GLASGOW. A Sketch Book By John Nisbet.


“I remembered how you love Glasgow and I always see you doing your drawings, Al…” she’d said as she handed me the small brown A5 book. She’d found it whilst cleaning out her loft.

Anne had given me a book called “Glasgow. A Sketch Book By John Nisbet”.

I gave it a quick glance and thanked her very much. After all, It’s not every day that someone gives you a book of sketches from the 1970’s is it? Except this book wasn’t from the 1970’s at all! I’d just assumed it was! It just looked like a book from the 70’s. Very good condition but…old and…beige, y’know? Anyway, when I got home I properly looked at the book and discovered that it was from 1913! A sketch book of Glasgow from 100 years ago!

A few days later, I did the right thing and sold it on Ebay for a FORTUNE!
The End.

Just kidding. I actually tried to persuade Anne to take the book back. “It might be worth something! It’s a hundred years old!” I told her. But nope, the book was mine so thanks and thanks again Anne!

I remember once hearing that copyright expires after a period of 90 years or so. I do hope that’s true because I have decided to scan and upload each and every page of this wonderful book so that you can all enjoy it!

A lot has changed in Glasgow over the past 100 years and yet, looking at these drawings, Glasgow is still very recognisable…
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby Vinegar Tom » Wed Aug 28, 2013 9:41 pm

I think this one deserves spelling out: follow the link in Mori's post for the wonderful content of that book of sketches :D
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Re: Books about Glasgow

Postby HollowHorn » Fri Aug 30, 2013 6:17 pm

I think this is the first time I've seen a representation of ships inside the Graving Docks.
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