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Rugby Club

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The Cross

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War Memorial

Donated by
Kit Davidson
June 2001

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View to Caledonian Circuit

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Old Gateside Pit

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View to Caledonian Circuit

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Public Park

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Salvation Hall, Colebroke St

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Main St

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Bank St

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Bank St

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Colebroke St
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Public Park
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View from top of Rosebank Church
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Site of Hallside Steel Works
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New Drumsargard
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Cairns Rd


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Monkcastle Drive
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Monkcastle Drive
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Glasgow Rd
From Buchanan Drive 1978

Donated by James Mullen Jan 02
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Clipping 1971

(this was the first item I collected and encouraged me to create this site. Ed)
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Towards Halfway
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Railway Station

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Station Square

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Current Location

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Golf Course
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Lightburn Rd
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Toll Pit

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Morriston House

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Main St

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Wellshot Dr
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Wellshot Dr
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Hamilton Rd
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Main St
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Thought you might be interested in this old parchment that was used as a letter by one of my wife's ancestors that came from Cambuslang. He was Colin Donald and came to Australia in 1853.
Donated by Bill Burgess Nov 02
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Cambuslang Rangers The Glory Years 1971-74
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Book on Cambuslang Rangers, called
The Villa Villagers -   Scottish Junior Cup Winners 1937- 8.
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Can anyone identify these cups?
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Hibernian FC
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The Cross
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View to Kirkhill
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Park St

Donated by Robert Armstrong Mar 2003
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Gateside Brick Works
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Gateside Pit Head Sprays

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Curlers Rest

Donated by Gordon Dunsmuir Nov 03
My, grandfather, James Dunsmuir, is on the right. He was a chargehand in the
pub. I think the photo dates from the 1920s.

See here for other pic

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Clydesmill Power station circa 1950

Donated by Gordon Dunsmuir Nov   03
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Donated by Jean Myers Jun 10

it is my great granny. On the original you can read that the poster is talking about the Scottish Eclipse which I think was about 1926/7. The name above the shop is Ella Oakley - her daughter!

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Charlie Hill

Donated by
Gordon Dunsmuir Feb 04

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Central Ave
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Milk Maid
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Rhul Cinema Burnside
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Toward the circuit

Summerfest 19 June 2004

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War Memorial

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Public Park
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Westburn House
Luftwaffe Photo of Clydebridge Steelworks 1941
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Public Park
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Morrison Church Bookmarks

Donated by Gordon Dunsmuir
Nov 03
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Morrison Church

Photos taken by the late Archie Barr, in early 60's just before the demolition of Church St.

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Both photos donated by Margaret Mckinnon (nee Kerr) Oct 08
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Donated by John Robin June 2009
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Park St

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See Google map for current view.

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Central Ave

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New Orion Bridge

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Postcard showing Terminus 1917

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Hallside Steel Works, Newton, Lanarkshire

This was the first large-scale steel works in Scotland, founded in 1871 by the Steel Company of Scotland. This became part of Colvilles Ltd in the 1930s, and was converted to make alloy steels by Clyde Alloy Ltd in 1959.

This view shows the building latterly used as the pattern shop and joiners' shop, immediately north of the entrance. Before the works was converted into an alloy steel works it made some very large steel castings, hence the size of the pattern shop.

Clyde Alloy Ltd was a Colville subsidiary set up in 1936 to make stainless and other alloy steels. The conversion of Hallside to make such steels was a reflection of growing demand in the post-war period. The works closed c.1979.

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Above 2 pics donated by John McGhee Jan 05


Clydebridge Steel Works and Clyde Iron Works

(For More information and pics,  visit Colin Findlay's excellent site at

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Clydebridge Steel Works
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Gas Ovens
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Plate Mill Skids
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Side Cutters
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Lid Lifter

Some of the following were donated by Colin Findlay - Sep 2002. He says,

"Here are a few photos of  Clydebridge Steelworks - photos of the 1916, 1921-1960 and 1961-1981 Plate Mills and  one of the cooling floor in June 1981. I  was a mechanical engineer in Clydebridge, finally Plate Mill engineer in 1980. I  have a lot of information and photos and have been slowly writing a history of the place. I would be interested in any extra information anyone else has."cfindlay @

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Cogging Mill and Upper Shears 1916
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Plate Mill 1981
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Plate cooling and marking floor 1981

(where I worked 1961/62..Ed)

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Plate Mill Aug 1939
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Clydebridge 1973
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Plate Mill June 1973


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Donated by Brian Maclure
whose gradfather was
A Woods
Nov 02
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Courtesy of Evening Times June 2005
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Courtesy of Evening Times Jun 2005

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This works was founded in 1788, but was thereafter rebuilt several times. It took its latterly existing form from the late 1930s, when the first large mechanically-charged blast-furnace was constructed. Rebuilding was completed in the 1950s.
This view shows the blast-furnace plant from Clydebridge Steel Works, Number one furnace is on the right, with two and three to the left. The silver towers are hot-blast stoves. The cooling tower served the works power station.
The works closed in 1978, as Clydebridge Steel Works, the main customer for its pig iron, was closed as part of the British Steel Corporation's programme of phasing out open-hearth steelmaking. It has since been demolished.

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Clyde Iron Works with Hoover building in foreground 1975