Summer Study Day – Bridgeton Context: Old & New
Continuing our exploration of the private/public projects that contribute to the regeneration of some areas of Glasgow, we propose to go east. Bridgeton has been given conservation area status. This includes the Cross and extends down James Street to Glasgow Green; it has 13 listed buildings. There are ongoing projects by Clyde Gateway that include the refurbishment of the old Olympia Theatre at Bridgeton Cross and the new athletes' village for the Commonwealth Games. By bus and on foot we will visit some highlights starting with the weavers' cemetery on Abercrombie Street. Templeton's Business Centre now provides café facilities where we will stop for tea. Our tour will again be led by Ian Mitchell, author of This City Now: Glasgow and Its Working Class Past. A bus will leave from North Frederick Street at 12.30pm. Further information will be made available to those who book.
North Frederick Street
Saturday 1 September 2012