old pollok photos
Cleared site of demolished tower blocks of Pollokshaws, February 2019 #87405808 - Alaska pollock. Its importance as a manufacturing town was based on the cotton trade and the various processes connected with it. Pencil sketch of tram at Greenview Street, Pollokshaws was demolished in 1968 during the comprehensive redevelopment of the area. The now derelict Sir John Maxwell School can be seen to the left of Pollokshaws Burgh Hall, one of the few buildings left intact. The little stream which flows though Auldhouse Park joins the White Cart just before the confluence of the two rivers. New housing at Pleasance Way, Pollokshaws, built 2004/ 2005 The bottom left of the picture shows Pollokshaws Baths before it was flattened. Many of Glasgow's day trippers heading for the delights of Rouken Glen Park got a ride through Pollokshaws on the no.25 tram which also passed through Thornliebank on the way to the Rouken Glen terminus. Its importance as a manufacturing town was based on the cotton trade and the various processes connected with it. Present day view of old Toll House, situated at the roundabout were all the main roads at Pollokshaws meet up The industrial units shown by the riverside in the above photograph were all demolished and the site prepared for residential development as seen in this view from early 2017. Early twentieth century view of Toll House, built c.1750, where stage coaches once called Cemetery at Kirk Lane which contains the grave of Robert Burns' daughter, Betty Thomson As well as Barrhead, current destinations for trains passing through Pollokshaws West are East Kilbride, Kilmarnock and Carlisle. Surviving traditional tenement block in Pollokshaws The school was situated on Pollokshaws Road, opposite Pollokshaws West Railway Station. Don't know what it is with warm weather but the street water mains stop cocks always seem to melt open during long spells of high temperatures in certain districts of Glasgow. Cleared site of demolished factories and warehouses at White Cart Water, Pollokshaws, 2017 Confluence of Auldhouse Burn (left) and White Cart Water (right) The sites of many of the former mills and associated trades situated on the riverside were still in use workshops and warehouses in 2013. Some of the older blocks were demolished in 2008 and 2009. Pollokshaws Baths, Pool and Public Washhouse, the "steamie", were built by Glasgow Corporation after the First World War, at a time when they were providing similar recreational and social facilities throughout the city. Tramcar crossing White Cart Water at Pollokshaws Little weir on Auldhouse Burn, a relic of former water powered mills Cleared site of demolished factories and warehouses at White Cart Water, Pollokshaws, 2017 With the coming of the railway and the consequent Industrial Revolution, Pollokshaws found itself in an advantageous position, situated alongside two rivers and with an abundance of local coal.

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