SPW033610 SCOTLAND (1930). Glasgow, general view, showing Saracen Foundry, Possilpark and Springburn Park. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.

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Title [SPW033610] Glasgow, general view, showing Saracen Foundry, Possilpark and Springburn Park. An oblique aerial photograph taken facing east.
Reference SPW033610
Date 1930
Link Canmore Collection item 1256966
Place name
Parish GLASGOW (CITY OF GLASGOW)
District CITY OF GLASGOW
Country SCOTLAND
Easting / Northing 259271, 668466
Longitude / Latitude -4.2504107456845, 55.88876832145
National Grid Reference NS593685

Pins

this is where my house is now.

john mackay
Sunday 1st of September 2019 02:14:13 PM

navaho56
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 08:13:22 AM
Founded in Glasgow in 1849 by Walter Macfarlane (1817-1885), the firm was originally based in Saracen Lane, Gallowgate. They relocated briefly to Washington Street, 1862, and then moved to a purpose built foundry on Sir Archibald Alison's former Possil Estate in 1872, creating the suburb of Possilpark to house the firm's vast workforce. Increasing the area's population from 10, in 1872, to 10,000 by 1891, the foundry covered 14 acres with its main gates at 73 Hawthorn Street. The atmospheric pollution created by the foundry earned Macfarlane the nickname "the Laird of Fossiltown". In 1880, Macfarlane's nephew, also Walter (1853-1932), who joined the firm in 1871, became a partner and later succeeded to the firm on the death of his uncle in 1885. The foundry closed in 1965. (source: The Glasgow Story)

navaho56
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 08:08:56 AM
Springburn park pond .

thomasb378
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 01:19:26 AM
Saracen foundry

thomasb378
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 01:15:38 AM
Springburn Rd at Hawthorne St .

thomasb378
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 01:14:48 AM
Springburn Rd at Huntershill St .

thomasb378
Tuesday 23rd of January 2018 01:13:10 AM
Now Gala Bingo Hall.

John Mitchell
Thursday 23rd of October 2014 02:45:34 PM
Ruchill Hospital Branch

IBrown
Thursday 25th of September 2014 07:19:48 PM
Eastfield Engine Sheds, North British Railway Edinburgh to Glasgow (Queen Street) main line

IBrown
Thursday 25th of September 2014 07:18:51 PM
Possil Junction signal box, Caledonian Railway Hamiltonhill Branch (note: it is a main line)

IBrown
Thursday 25th of September 2014 07:17:09 PM
Possilpark tram depot.

mannidaze
Saturday 20th of September 2014 08:56:32 PM
this is where my primary school is.

rab
Saturday 30th of June 2012 05:37:29 PM
This is where my house will be built in about twenty years time

trenchie
Thursday 28th of June 2012 12:37:36 PM
great photo of where i grew up and where i live now .grew up in carron crescent not in the photo but at eastfield depot . now live on everard drive .and went to colston school ,and elmvale primary before that

john mackay
Sunday 3rd of November 2013 09:11:27 PM