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John R Hume

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John R Hume was born in Glasgow in 1939 and educated there, latterly at Glasgow University and the Royal College of Science and Technology. He was a lecturer at Strathclyde University from 1964-1984, specialising in Scottish industrial history and archaeology. He is sole or joint author of several books on these themes. From 1984-1999 he was with what is now Historic Scotland, latterly as Chief Inspector of Historic Buildings.

John R Hume has written the following TheGlasgowStory essays:

Early times to 1560 - Industry and Technology: Textile and Leather
Because evidence is scanty, this account is based on probabilities rather than on firm evidence, but...
 
Early times to 1560 - Industry and Technology: Fuel and Power
The earliest fuels used in what is now Glasgow would have been wood and peat. That there were exten...
 
1560 to 1770s - Industry and Technology: Textile and Leather
Textile and leather manufacture were still hand crafts in the 1560s, with the possible exception of ...
 
1560 to 1770s - Industry and Technology: Fuel and Power
Wood was probably still used as a fuel until the late 17th century, but it seems likely that coal wa...
 
1770s to 1830s - Trade and Communications: Roads
The 1770s saw the beginning of systematic road construction and improvement in west Central Scotland...
 
1770s to 1830s - Industry and Technology: Textile and Leather
Though organised on a large scale by about 1770 the textile and leather industries were still fundam...
 
1770s to 1830s - Industry and Technology: Iron and Steel
As far as we know, there was no iron-smelting or malleable-iron manufacture in Glasgow until after 1...
 
1770s to 1830s - Industry and Technology: Vehicles and Locomotives
Not much is known of vehicle making in Glasgow in this period and locomotive-building did not start ...
 
1830s to 1914 - Trade and Communications: Roads
Just as road transport was probably the most important factor in the growth of Glasgow in the period...
 
1830s to 1914 - Trade and Communications: Railways
Glasgow's first mainline railway was the Garnkirk & Glasgow, opened in 1831. In the railway boo...
 
1830s to 1914 - Industry and Technology
The shifting local government boundaries of the city of Glasgow make coherent discussion difficult w...
 
1830s to 1914 - Industry and Technology: Textile and Leather
In 1830 the Glasgow, and indeed the West of Scotland, economy was dominated by the cotton industry, ...
 
1830s to 1914 - Industry and Technology: Iron and Steel
The iron and steel industries were never as important in Glasgow as they were in neighbouring areas ...
 
1830s to 1914 - Industry and Technology: Shipbuilding
In 1830 there was only one shipbuilding yard in Glasgow, at Stobcross, building small wooden-hulled ...
 
1830s to 1914 - Industry and Technology: Marine Engineering
Marine engineering may be said to have begun in earnest in Glasgow immediately after 1812, when the ...
 
1830s to 1914 - Industry and Technology: Vehicles and Locomotives
Vehicle and locomotive building were in their infancy in Glasgow in 1830, the first locomotives bein...
 
1830s to 1914 - Buildings and Cityscape: Places of Worship
This was the heyday of the building of places of worship in Glasgow. Protestant denominations split ...
 
1914 to 1950s - Trade and Communications: Roads
The First World War had important repercussions for Glasgow. Many of the city's most able and energ...
 
1914 to 1950s - Trade and Communications: Railways
By 1914 the pattern of Glasgow's railway network had been set. It was owned by the Caledonian (CR),...
 
1914 to 1950s - Industry and Technology: Textile and Leather
In 1914 Glasgow was still a major producer of cotton and cotton/wool cloths with some cotton-spinnin...
 
1914 to 1950s - Industry and Technology: Marine Engineering
During the First World War the Clyde turned out enormous numbers of naval vessels and merchant ships...
 
1914 to 1950s - Industry and Technology: Vehicles and Locomotives
In 1914 Glasgow had the largest concentration of locomotive building works in Europe, with two railw...
 
1914 to 1950s - Buildings and Cityscape: Places of Worship
The First World War brought to an end church-building in Glasgow and, after the War, economic condit...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Industry and Technology: Textiles and Leather
In the late 1950s the textile and leather industries in Glasgow for many years had been, with the ex...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Industry and Technology: Vehicles and Locomotives
In 1950 there were only two companies significantly engaged in the manufacturing side of the vehicle...
 
1950s to The Present Day - Buildings and Cityscape: Places of Worship
This period has seen much of the city rebuilt and major new housing estates constructed on green-fie...
 


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