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Coal Ree, Thomson's Lane

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Coal Ree, Thomson's Lane

A photograph of what is described as a "coal ree" in Thomson's Lane (now Crownpoint Road) in Calton, c 1916. A man and woman are busy moving a delivery of coal from the street into a shop or store, the man apparently carrying a sieve that would have been used to filter under-sized lumps of coal and dust.

Strictly speaking a coal ree is "an enclosure for coal on sale". Above the shop entrance is a sign proclaiming that the "Best House Coals" were for sale there.

Reference: 140.77.91

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Keywords:
barrows, coal merchants, coal rees, coal sieves, house coals, shops, streetscenes, tenements, women



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