No. 111 : A tinsmiths workshop, founded in 1844 by Thomas McDonald. Later extended in 1904 for Duncan Stewart, plumbers. Now Demolished.
No. 135 : A stabels and stores, built around 1865 for the Bridgeton Old Victualling and Baking Society. later became the premises of William Marshall & Co., boot manufacturers. Now demolished
No. 252 : A weaving factory, built around 1860 for Henry Fyfe & Son, thread manufacturers. Later became the premises of James Hendry, leather belt manufacturers. Now demolished.
No. 342 : The Clyde Thread Works, built in 1854 for J. Dick & Son, thread manufacturers. Extended in 1899 for Forrest, Frew & Co., cloth manufacturers. Later became the premises of Neilston Jute Co. Ltd. Some fragments of the works remain.
No. 96 : Bridgeton Nursery School, built around 1850. Later known as Bridgeton Industrial School. Demolished in 1968.
No. 260 : The Barrowfield Sheet Metal Works, premises of John Kay & Graham Ltd.
No. 102 : The Royal Cinema, opened in 1918 with a seating capacity of 500. Closed in 158 and demolished shortly afterwards.
No. 182 : At the rear of the property once stood a tea garden and menagerie in the 1830's.
No. 136 : The Star Palace Cinema, opened in 1908 to a design by J & J Laird, with a seating capacity of over 1000. Used also as a boxing venue. Closed and demolished in 1930.
No. 69 : HLI Battalion Headquarters. Now demolished.
The corner of Dalmarnock Road and Main Street Bridgeton. Dalmarnock Road is on the left hand side of the photograph and Main Street is on the right. The street sign for the latter can be seen on the corner of the building above the lamp. The corner building was considered to be the oldest tenement in Bridgeton in the late 19th century. The sign on the Main Street wall indicates that it was lodgings for working men.
From what I can find out it was around the 1890s Do not know the area My parents and Grandparent lived in and around the area at different times.
Found this water colour painted around the same time but from a different angle.
Watercolour of Barrowfield toll house, corner of Main Street, Bridgeton, and Dalmarnock Road, by William Reid Mainds (fl. 1885-93). Barrowfield toll house is located 556 Dalmarnock Road and was built around 1820. William Reid Mainds has painted a view of the corner of Main Street and Dalmarnock Road but the building on the right differs from the tollhouse which has distinctive architectural features. A.H. Millar wrote that the three-storey building on the left of this picture was probably the oldest tenement in Bridgeton.
glasgow south east smidy ya dumpling ye, you,ve been in northern ireland too long. eating too many soda cakes instead of tattie scones. wish i could find that photie wi you with yer wee short troosers on round the back court in main street we,d aw get a laugh at ye wee nobbly knees. i might just see if i can dig that one out.
Ma Ma wis born in Landressy Street in 1912, but lived in Main Street as a teenager until she got merried. She never mentioned any number - an of course ah wisnae interested at the time - aw she ever mentioned wis "The Pend". Ah know there wis merr than wan pend in Main Street, so ah don't know whit wan it wis she lived in. Her maiden name wis Lizzie Downs, her Da's name wis the same as me, Tam, and her mother's name wis Mary Anne (nee Drummond). She hid a brother Jimmy, and sisters Jeannie, Bessie and Sally that ah know aboot. Any centenarians oot there remember them?
looking forward to seeig it Calam that was her nick-name in that movie wasnt it? ;D Surely they did no knock down this big red building here!..remembe climbing those fours sterrs to visit mammys good friend - Big Jean.. a real character, a lady I wont ever forget
Gordons.. was an electrical shop. also did repairs etc
Got my first record player from there. My mammy had to sign for me to pay it up. My Dad was furious when he found out as hated debt of any kind
Anyhow he soon calmed down when seen me going up to Gordons every Saturday with my little card to pye it up..and boy did he get to love the music from that record player especially when we had our many 'wee nights! ;D
yes remember the wider pavement and always wished I lived in that wee red tenement..looked so cheery...still does! but if I did then would not have had all those pals to play with 'up oor pend' and that is more important when young eh? And we did have plenty of space too ;D
Yes remember being in that wee graveyard for what I dont know.. very overgrown.. my mammy worked in Tullis leather works nearbye..and have photies of her and workmates taken up on their flat roof will get on
I was down the Main St a couple of months back and saw some changes the photo you have on of Savoy penn Calmity this is where I stayed going towards Muslin St from the penn, I think they might have changed the numbers of the closes as I lived in 107 which was two closes before the penn and now 107 is at the penn it had me a bit confused as to where the windows of our old house was but it is still there and you can see it on your photo so thanks calamity.