Jordanhill Local History

 

Jordanhill is a residential area

situated in the west end of Glasgow

north of the Clyde Tunnel

 

Welcome to the website of

Stuart McLean

 

 

 

I moved to Jordanhill in 1958 and during the last 40 years I have researched and gathered an extensive collection of maps, photographs and articles about the history of the area. The possibility of writing a book has always been at the back of my mind but rejected on two counts; (a) a small book would contain only a fraction of the available data and (b) a big book would cost the earth to produce and no one might buy it.

 

The advent of the web has created the perfect medium where I can publish articles as I go along, revise, add photos and withdraw material at will. I have compiled the following pages (or ‘chapters’) to date but I am working on others, so watch this space for more facts about this lovely area of Glasgow. If the following topics on Jordanhill are all printed out they will fill about 120 pages of A4.

 

Most pages have photographs or maps which may take a little time to load even using broadband.       In order to speed up loading I have saved the images at low resolution but I have good quality originals and if you wish one of these please contact me.

 

For the following topics, click on the hyperlink

 

 “Old Jordanhill” in photographs http://www.wsmclean.com/bygones.htm

Jordanhill from the air, aerial photos http://www.wsmclean.com/aerialphotos.htm

Jordanhill in Old Maps 1654 – 1905 http://www.wsmclean.com/oldmaps2.htm

Jordanhill and the Railways http://www.wsmclean.com/railways.htm

Jordanhill south of the railway http://www.wsmclean.com/south.htm

Jordanhill and mining http://www.wsmclean.com/mining.htm

Road names in Jordanhill http://www.wsmclean.com/jroads.htm.

History of Jordanhill by W Campbell, 1932 http://www.wsmclean.com/campbell.htm

Jordanhill – Sport and Leisure http://www.wsmclean.com/leisure.htm

Local shopping, past and present http://www.wsmclean.com/localshopping.htm

Compass Observatory of Jordanhill   http://www.wsmclean.com/observatory2.htm

Jordanhill’s shop and Compass Cottages http://www.wsmclean.com/shop.htm

 

The Smiths of Jordanhill http://www.wsmclean.com/Smiths.htm

The Oswalds of Scotstoun http://www.wsmclean.com/Oswalds.htm

 

Jordanhill School and the Press 1985-89 http://www.wsmclean.com/JCSpress.htm

St John and Montgomerie – Jordanhill connections http://www.wsmclean.com/St John.htm

Mackintosh and Jordanhill School  http://www.wsmclean.com/Mackintosh.htm

Jordanhill School Memories (Finlayson) http://www.wsmclean.com/finlayson.htm

 

Jordanhill Church, foundation stone  http://www.wsmclean.com/stone.htm

Jordanhill Church, 150th Birthday http://www.wsmclean.com/150years.htm

All Saints’ Church 100th Birthday http://www.wsmclean.com/allsaints.htm

 

Jordanhill Community Council  http://www.wsmclean.com/JCC.htm

Election 2005, our constituency boundary map http://www.wsmclean.com/election2005.htm

 

References and book list http://www.wsmclean.com/booklist.htm

 

 

 

Another of my interests is

 

Hillhead High School

 

In the spring of 2003 I started to research the present whereabouts of all my classmates from Hillhead High School which I left in June 1954 at the end of the 5th year.  It was an interesting project and I set up an individual website for the exercise but the free web host which I used has now closed down.    I have included here some of the photographs which were on the original site.

 

A resumé of the HHS project http://www.wsmclean.com/hillhead54.htm

Class photographs of my year taken in October 1952 http://www.wsmclean.com/Class photographs.htm

Senior Staff in 1952  http://www.wsmclean.com/Senior Staff.htm

Help wanted with Primary Staff Photo 1952  http://www.wsmclean.com/primstaff.htm

 

Brief biographical note:

I am a retired chartered civil engineer, a graduate of Glasgow University, and have lived in Glasgow for over 70 years.   My interests are local history, family history, DIY, family and grandchildren.    Have been secretary of Jordanhill Community Council since 1975.

 

I retain copyright on all my material and where possible I acknowledge sources.

I trust I have not inadvertently infringed anyone else's copyright.

 

Please contact me if you can add any additional details, if you find any errors

or you wish more information.

 

My e-mail address is stuart@wsmclean.com

 

 

 

Website set up July 2004

Revised as at 10 February 2012