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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Website set up July 2004
Revised as at 10 February 2012