Snippet from Walter Japp's story (see rest here)
"Then there was the Chippie at the bottom of the Rd. Pure heaven for 3d worth of chips. But if we pooled our money we could get 4d worth. A fish supper was 9d. At the very end of Lightburn Rd was a MAGNIFICENT memorial to the VICTORIAN craftsmen. A lovely cast iron green PUBLIC URINAL! Wonder what happened to it (maybe its in someones garden as a conservatory?). Another treat was going to the Gateside colliery for a hot shower. Oh heaven, stand there as long as you like and come out sparkling clean and very prune like. Sometimes we could get into the Miners Welfare hall to play snooker thanks to BOBBY DUNN who was timekeeper at times. Bobby was also an officer in the 217th BB which I was a member of in 1947-50 He also took the football team which I was fortunate enough to be in."
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Over the years, my tidy and organised array of photos has become huge and generally disorganised by the accumulation of item donations from many over the years. I make no apology for this apparent disarray and feel that this labyrinth of historic items lends itself to in-depth browsing to uncover those little 'gems' which can be found here and there by those with a nostalgic nose.
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|6 Pages of thumbnails in a haphazard collection
|Then and Now||History of Cambuslang||Aerial photos||Select personal
items of an historic nature
donated by individuals for publication
|Area Redevelopment 1960s.|
|Historic maps||Ramble round Cambuslang 1850s||Poems||When Dinosaurs ruled in Cambuslang||Kings Crescent area|
|Hallside Village Terraced Houses 1978||Movie of Old Cambuslang 1933 and (Video Stills) - Courtesy of L.E.A.P Ltd, Tel 0141 641 5169 for more details||Names and obituaries of some local war heroes||Mainly Halfway photos taken Oct 09||Local Astronomer - Henry McEwen|
Electoral Roll Place Names from 1881. A guide to locating historic addresses from their geographic sequential layout.
Colour video of
trams taken late 1950s
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