Window to the Past: Down by Eglinton Toll

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This should be an instantly recognisable scene for many who travel from the southside to the city centre.

It may be a bit difficult to get one’s bearings, however, as most of these structures are now a thing of the past.
Nevertheless, if you can just make out the Lauriestone bar on the corner at the right of the picture, all will seem a little clearer.

The Wee Red Shop and Signs buildings — along with others to the left and not included in the pic — are long gone and are now grassy banks.

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