SAW047896 SCOTLAND (1952). Glasgow, general view, showing Crownpoint Road and London Road. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south-east.

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Details

Title [SAW047896] Glasgow, general view, showing Crownpoint Road and London Road. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing south-east.
Reference SAW047896
Date 1952
Link Canmore Collection item 1297840
Place name
Parish GLASGOW (CITY OF GLASGOW)
District CITY OF GLASGOW
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 261050, 664240
Longitude / Latitude -4.2198202386243, 55.85133873633
National Grid Reference NS611642

Pins

Exact spot in Gemmel Street where a photograph was taken of a 'scramble' in 1955. Scrambles were a tradition at weddings in many parts of Scotland, when neighbours turned out to see the bridal party leave the street on its way to the church. Coins were thrown from the wedding car (usually by the father of the bride) as it drove off and children scrambled to pick up as many as they could. The scramble was sometimes repeated outside the church after the wedding ceremony, when the groom would scatter coins before the couple departed. In 1955 Partick Camera Club set out to create a photographic survey of Glasgow. As the project progressed, other camera clubs joined and each was allocated a district of the city to photograph. Glasgow Museums exhibited the photographs at Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum and at the People's Place, and in 1956 the exhibition was shown at the Palace of Art in Bellahouston Park. The photographs are now part of Glasgow Museums' collections

Billy Turner
Thursday 8th of October 2015 07:35:46 PM