Edit Hillhead's past
The land was originally the property of the Gibsons of Hillhead. It was an independent Police Burgh from 1869, but as Glasgow grew during the nineteenth century it was first swallowed up physically by the growing city, and then administratively in 1891.
The University of Glasgow is located in the area, having moved from its original site to its current Gilmorehill location in 1870.
The neoclassical, colonnaded Wellington Church is located on University Avenue, directly opposite the University.
Other features of Hillhead include the nearby Glasgow Botanic Gardens, Hillhead High School, Glasgow Academy, Kelvinbridge, which straddles the River Kelvin and which used to form an eastern boundary between Hillhead and Glasgow, until Hillhead's incoporation into the city.
I lived in the west end, Otago St to be exact, can you tell me how I can read old newspapers from 1970 onwards please.
Ans: Contact the Mitchell Library on 141 287 2000 or: www.mitchelllibrary.orgTrying to find an Eddie Thompson. he's from Africa & maybe moved here around 30/40 years ago(maybe more).
He stayed in Alfred Terrance Hillhead, he has a few children one of which won the bonny baby competition for the local newspaper (during the 60s/70s I think).
He worked for as an engineer for a Glasgow sewage company & studied engineering at Glasgow university during the 70s.
Please any info on his or his children's whereabouts would be great.Interested in hearing from anyone who attended Hillhead High School around 1935-40. I am one of three brothers who lived on Cresswell Street at that time. Jim, David and Gordon Hope.