"Glimpses of Times Past" is a book of original paintings by William M. Neilly, aka 'glesca artist', of the area surrounding the Athletes' Village of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, in the heart of one of the UK's largest regeneration areas. It captures everyday life as it was when the artist/author was a child growing up in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock in the East End of Glasgow during the 1950s and 60s. His nostalgic paintings are comprehensively captioned with snippets of local history and include images of famous and historic landmarks such as Bridgeton Cross Umbrella, the Olympia Building and the Scottish Baronial style, Rutherglen Town Hall. There are also images of buildings, structures and transport of bygone days.
Prints of any of the Paintings featured in the book are also available from the GlescaPals website.
The book is primarily intended for all those many thousands of people who lived and worked in the area or who were relocated during the long period of economic decline. It is hoped that for them fond memories will come flooding back and for others, the book will give a glimpse of the past in the place which they have visited during the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, or the place in which they will make their home and place of work following regeneration of the area over the next two decades under the auspices of the Clyde Gateway project.
Save 33% (£4.95) off the RRP and get a signed copy of the book sent to your home by simply ordering the book through GlescaPals & pay by PayPal or cheque.
Format: Paperback; Full Colour on White Paper; 46 pages
RRP: £14.95 ...offer signed copy price... £10.00 33% off the cost and a signed copy - GlescaPals Offer
Post by glesca artist on Apr 27, 2013 15:31:52 GMT
Thank you so much Liz. And you'll be pleased tae note that your comments aboot mah paintings are quoted in the book alang wi' accolades from other Glesca Pals from: across the United Kingdom; Canada; Denmark; South Africa; United States of America and New Zealand.
As we are now into the month of May can someone please advise me where I would send my cheque for £10-00 to get a copy of glesca artist Glimpses of Times Past book. Can you also let me know what the cost of the post & packaging is please.
Bought GlescaArtist's book at the Tour of Bridgeton Walk, have only flicked through it, but it looks great will read it down at the caravan at the weekend. Weather set to be lovely in Kent, will sit outside on my lounger in the sun and read your book.
Sorry not quite with it Webmaister also I am not keen using Paypal or putting my debit catd details online hence why went for cheque option but you know me by time I get it correct I could have received the book.
Thanks for your patience again as I am sure I must be wearing them down.
I am delighted to see a couple of my favourite paintings you had done In it as I was unable to purchase them as someone else had beat me to buying them first so at least I can look at them whenever I want.