Window to the Past: Shawbridge St, 1961

memory lane
memory lane

Shawbridge Street 1961. The entrances to the factories of Compressor Services Ltd. and John McDonald & Co. are in the left foreground. When displaced by redevelopment both companies moved to East Kilbride.

The Shaw Bridge is on the left in the middle distance and the large brick building on the other side of the bridge is the Pollok Cinema, Riverbank House can be seen through the trees above the red telephone box.

The villa, built in the 19th century by Robert Stirling Brown of the Brown & Adam Company in Riverford Road, was the last provost of Pollokshaws.

On the right Granny Smith occupied the confectioners with the plaques advertising Player’s Please and Craven ‘a’ Cigarettes.

Image courtesy of Pollokshaws Heritage Group, holding weekly meetings on Mondays at 1pm in the parish hall — all welcome along.