These photographs were taken in the late 70s, starting in 1976, as part of a project for The People’s Palace museum, Glasgow. Large parts the East End, especially in Calton, were due for major demolition and it was felt the soon to be disrupted community should be recorded. The images continue through to 1979, not solely in the East End but also including the Clyde ferries, Byres Road and the canals.
The photographs are digital prints from scans of the original negatives and prints, and signed and dated on the reverse. Made on Epson Archival paper and printed with Epson archival vegetable dye inks, unframed images are for sale.
Glasgow was a different place in the 70s. In 1976 Abba had three No 1s; Brotherhood of Man won the European Song Contest with Save Your Kisses for Me; The Who played a live concert at Parkhead; Tom Baker was The Doctor. Favourite tv programmes included Porridge, The Multicoloured Swap Shop and the Muppets. I, Claudius topped the serious tv drama awards, while at the cinema the high flying films were One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and All The President’s Men.
In the first season of the Scottish Premier Division it was Rangers’ turn to win everything. In the home international championship Scotland won all their games, finishing with a Hampden 3‐1 victory over England. Scotland beat England 22‐12 at Murrayfield in the Five Nations Championship.
Jim Callaghan followed Harold Wilson as Prime Minister. Inflation was 14%, down on the previous year. Abroad, the USA was celebrating its Bicentenary and the price of oil was $13.80 a barrel. Concorde services to New York began.
Britain was officially suffering drought conditions ‐ though Glasgow had more than normal amounts of rain – and Callaghan appointed Denis Howell, previously Minister for Sport, as “Minister of Drought”. It rained in London on 3rd August.
- Bain Street
- 6 and 41, Duke Street
- Byres Road
- Daniel Rae
- Donald Traynor , Graveyard...
- Finneston Ferry
- Govan Ferry
- Great Eastern Hotel, Duke...
- Kensington Gate
- Nurses, Duke Street
- Samuel Meadows clothing...
- Tobago Street