From Canal To Motorway

These great photos taken in 1966 during the M8 motorway construction show Roystonhill Spire and St.Joseph’s Home, from Alexandra Parade. The M8 covered the route of the Monkland Canal. One canal bridge can still be seen   near the motorway, where Castle Street meets Royston Road. Thanks to The Glasgow Motorway Archive for sharing these pictures. …

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People and Places

Mossman Heads, community and landscape The large pieces of stonework in the park are remnants of Townhead church (1866-1997) Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church, which stood on this site, featured a series of sculptures by John Mossman above the pillars that supported the gallery arches of the church. Mossman was a talented and prolific craftsman, the eldest …

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Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church

The artists and craftspeople who created a jewel on the hill Roystonhill Spire Park outlines the footprint of Townhead-Blochairn Parish Church which stood on this site from 1865 until 1997. Daniel Cottier The church was richly decorated by a young Glaswegian artist Daniel Cottier. The full painted-scheme in Townhead one of his earliest works, featured stencilled …

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