Spot The Spire

If you take a lockdown exercise in Glasgow Necropolis, then look out for the marking “J&G Mossman” on the base of many of the grave monuments. Mossman & Co were Glasgow’s greatest Victorian-era sculptors, and also made sculpted stone heads for Townhead-Blochairn church – now the Roystonhill Spire. Some of the very weathered remains of …

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Earliest photo?

We think this might be the earliest photo of Roystonhill and the Spire – zoomed-in from an image of Glasgow Cathedral in 1893… 127 years ago! Do you know of any earlier pictures? Back then there was the Monkland Canal where the M8 motorway now runs, and the houses to the left of the spire …

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