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This postcard shows the crossroads at Carmyle in the early years of the 20th century. At that time the village was part of Old Monklands parish in Lanarkshire, eventually becoming part of Glasgow when the city boundary was extended at the local government reorganisation of 1975.

Carmyle is situated on the right bank of the Clyde, to the north-east of Cambuslang. The name Carmyle is said to come from the Gaelic cathirmaol, meaning the bare town. It was a poor little hamlet until 1741, when a muslin manufactory was set up there. The discovery of ironstone in the late 18th century led to the industrialisation of the area. The Clyde Iron Works at Cambuslang provided employment for many generations of Carmyle families.

Reference: Mitchell Library GC Postcards

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

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