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Kittle Corner, c 1890

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Kittle Corner, c 1890

Kittle Corner in Govan, 1890s.

Kittle Corner was a little square at the corner of Shaw Street and Govan Road. It was popular with local people as a place to meet friends and exchange gossip. Any passers-by could be sure of a bit of banter, not all of it entirely complementary!

Kittle is a Scots word meaning awkward, dangerous or ticklish and could refer to the feelings of passers-by who had to run the gauntlet of sharp-tongued comment from the locals.

Reference: 660.83.135

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
banter, children, crow-stepped gables, fashions, gossip, houses, kittle, squares, street corners, streetscenes, thatched cottages, thatched roofs, women



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