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Gorbals Cross 1930

Gorbals Cross looking west from Ballater Street to Norfolk Street, 17 September 1930.

Gorbals Cross was remodelled by the City Improvement Trust after 1872 to create a broad public space at the junction of four important thoroughfares. The drinking fountain and cast-iron clock, centre, were erected in 1878. A public telephone box and the entrance to the subterranean gents' lavatory are in the foreground. The two long poles carry overhead wires for Glasgow Corporation's electric trams.

A white-gloved policeman is directing traffic at the busy junction.

Reference: 640.81.78

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

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