Hi pals, not sure if any of you knew that pwm437 has been and still is working on books from the collection of Glasgow(1970s) photos by Duncan McCallumn, some of them are in the districts threads but I stopped posting once pwm started working on the books
The first book, Townhead is available on line from Richard Stenlake See the link below Bye for now, norrie
Townhead is the oldest part of Glasgow and is the site of Glasgow Cathedral dedicated to St.Kentigern also known as St Mungo, and Glasgow's oldest remaining house originally constructed as part of the St Nicholas Hospice for the poor. Over the years since the 1960s, much of the area was demolished to make way for multi storey housing, the M8 motorway and the University of Strathclyde with the loss of many iconic buildings. A few of these can still be seen in the photographs contained in this volume
Author : Peter Mortimer and Duncan McCallum
ISBN : 9781840336115 Cover : paperback Price : £9.00
A wee surprise through the letter box this morning, Duncan McCallum sent me a free copy of the Townhead book Pwm437 has made a great job of Duncans photos, I got a wee mention in the acknowledgments section from pwm437
Bye for now, Norrie
(skype: norman.mcnamee) GP webpage Glesca Streets, cinemas etc. lest we forget
I have now sent away to Stenlake Publishing for your book PWM437, got to encourage mah GlescaPals, I am now looking forward to receiving and and reading. Good luck with it. I will write a review on here once I have read the book.
I have received my book PWM437 and at first glance it looks wonderful, I will read it tonight as I am going out today. I am looking forward to settling down with it tonight. Will write a wee review once I have read it.
I have finished reading "Townhead in the 70s" and enjoyed it very much. An informative wee book that takes you on a stroll around Townhead as you remember it in the 70s. The photographs are beautiful and take you back to a Glasgow that is all but gone due to the urban development which was taking place at that time. All in all a nostalgic wee read and oor very ain Peter Mortimer's (aka PWM437) narrative is both light and informative with a few little gems of detail which brings the photographs to life. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to further collaberations between PWM437 and Duncan McCallum.