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Victoria Park

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Postcards Collection

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Victoria Park

Spectators observe a model yacht race on the boating pond at Victoria Park, Whiteinch, early 1900s.

The pond holds fond memories for people of many generations, including Billy Connolly: "When I was a tiny person around seven or eight years of age I was taken to a local park in Glasgow, Victoria Park, which had a wonderful big pond on which older men raced rather beautiful model yachts while little boys like myself, armed with a cane with a little bag shaped net on the end would fish for minnows. The most prized of these minnows were redbreasts (Ridbreests), doctors (Doakturs) and sticklebacks (same). I could not get enough of this, and watched many a prize specimen die in a jam jar on my windowsill from its diet of breadcrumbs."

Reference: Mitchell Library GC Postcards

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Libraries Information and Learning

Keywords:
boating ponds, children, Clyde Tunnel, fish, fishing, minnows, model boats, model yachts, parks, postcards, Victoria Park, Whiteinch Park



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