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Woodlands Road

Mitchell Library, Glasgow Collection, Postcards Collection

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Woodlands Road

A postcard view (c 1908) of Woodlands United Presbyterian Church (right), designed by John Burnet Snr and built 1874-1875 in the French Gothic style. The building is now St Jude's Free Presbyterian Church.

The postcard shows a tram travelling along Woodlands Road, which originally stretched from the South Kelvinside mills on the River Kelvin to St George's Road. The paper mills were located just to the south of what is now Kelvinbridge Underground Station and were removed in 1894.

The dark shop front behind the tram is that of the well-known Halt Bar. In 1992 a statue of the famous Bud Neill cartoon character Lobey Dosser and his arch-enemy Rank Bajin, astride Lobey's trusty two-legged steed El Fideldo, was erected across from the pub at the corner of Woodlands Road and Woodlands Gate.

Reference: Mitchell Library, GC Postcards

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

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