Cul-de-sac off 1326 London Road, and previously known as Steven Parade, when it was named after William Steven, a builder in the Camlachie and Parkhead area, who erected many tenements. On the stonework of the tenement at the junction with London Road, we can see Steven's initials carved into the stonework.
At numbers 13 to 25 stands Belvidere Bowling Club.
At number 48 stood Springfield Park, home of Strathclyde F.C.
He also attended newlands and riverside school brownlee From The TimesJune 20, 2005
Tom 'Tiny' Wharton Charismatic and flamboyant referee who was regarded as ‘the Jeeves of Scottish football’ November 3, 1927 - May 9, 2005 TOM “Tiny” Wharton was one of the most conspicuous British football referees of his era, an official who was renowned for his judicious and no-nonsense approach to the game. His moniker “Tiny” was not merely an ironic take on his stature — he stood at 6ft 4in — but on the formidable respect he commanded on the pitch. In the Scottish League, where he principally plied his wares, he was a consistently canny operator. Wharton was the first former referee to be given the Fifa Order of Merit, and was in the opinion of the Scottish football commentator Bob Crampsey, the “Jeeves of the refereeing world . . . Any temporary difficulty and he dealt with it with the minimum of fuss”.
Thomas Wharton was born in the East End of Glasgow in 1927 and attended Newlands Public Primary School, Riverside Senior Secondary School and the Royal Technical College of Glasgow, where he studied engineering. After a short stint in a lawyers’ office, he became the manager of the Gorbals steel firm, Scottish Fabrications, which he later came to own.
He had from a young age possessed a passion for football — as a player. But, when in a 1946 Juvenile Churches League game, in which he was due to participate, the referee failed to appear, Wharton volunteered to officiate. He warmed to this judicial role and in 1948 qualified as a referee. At the age of 24, in 1951, he became a Class One official, enabling him to preside over senior games.
From this time until his retirement in 1971, Wharton nurtured a reputation as an authoritative yet gentlemanly referee. He always addressed players as “Mister” — and gracefully ignored players who failed to reciprocate.
He was loath to send players off the park, but when his hand was forced, he did so with grace. In an Old Firm encounter on New Year’s Day 1965 after Celtic’s Jimmy Johnstone had dangerously tackled Theorolf Beck of Rangers, he embraced Johnstone in a bear hug — and then sent him off. At another clash between Rangers and Celtic in 1970 he fought to break up a mêlée between opposing players, which was resolved only by dismissing Alex McDonald, of Rangers.
He could dispatch felonious players with humour, too. In the first half of an Edinburgh derby between Hibernian and Heart of Midlothian, he had to book the feisty Hearts winger John Hamilton, who, when not playing, wore false teeth. When a reckless challenge by Hamilton in the second half led to a second booking, Wharton summoned the player, pointed to the dressing room, and said: “The time has come, Mr Hamilton, for you to rejoin your teeth.”
Wharton refereed four Scottish Cup finals, in 1962, 1963, 1966 and 1971, four Scottish League Cup finals, and made his first international appearance in 1959 when he administered Northern Ireland’s 4-0 defeat of Wales in Belfast.
He went on to referee 15 international matches and 23 international club clashes, including the 1962 European Cup Winners’ Cup Final between Atlético Madrid and Fiorentina, and all-English Inter Cities Fairs Cup encounters between Everton and Manchester United in 1964-65, and Leeds United and Liverpool in 1970-71. Having officiated over his last domestic game, the 1971 Scottish Cup Final, he refereed for the final time in Gothenburg that year, when Sweden defeated West Germany 1-0.
After his retirement, Wharton joined the Scottish Football Association’s Referees Committee, where he served for 28 years — for 15 years as its chairman. In 1981 he became a member of Fifa’s referee committee, and became a Fifa refereeing instructor. He was awarded the Fifa Order of Merit in Gold in 1992.
In 1990 he joined the Football Trust as its deputy director. The body was then charged with helping to rebuild and improve Britain’s football grounds, the parlous state of which had been so tragically exposed in the Bradford and Hillsborough disasters in the 1980s. He worked fastidiously, well into old age (he only retired in 2000), allocating funds for clubs seeking to refurbish their stadiums.
While foremost a fan of football, Wharton also developed a passion for bowls. He was appointed OBE in 1990 for services to sport, and is survived by his wife, Cathy, and four daughters.
Tom “Tiny” Wharton, OBE, football referee, was born on November 3, 1927. He died on May 9, 2005, aged 77.
Post by alansemple2012 on Jul 22, 2012 20:54:16 GMT 1
A was brought up in 38 silverdale st , my dad and grandad were members of belvedere bowling club for years. a always remember Munros the corner shop selling broken biscuits and made a wee fortune off the rivvy punters that cut through the old strathies park going too and from school. great days. Great wee street for watching the cars when Celtic were at home. memories.