Pollokshields Heritage Worship

    Pollokshields Week 1981

These photos were taken during Pollokshields Week in June 1981. There was a colourful parade with marching bands and floats with locals in fancy dress.

PH would be interested to hear memories of this event and to know whether you can see yourself in any of the images? Do you recognise the marching bands?

Parade turns up Albert Drive from Forth St.

Passing the library.

Albert Drive at Forth Street.  Look, a real post office!

The decorated float.

Boys' Brigade band in Maxwell Square.  Melville Street in the background.

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Lord Provost Michael Kelly meets residents.  Remember ‘Glasgow’s Miles Better’?
Michael was a Pollokshields resident, too.

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Getting ready for the ‘On Your Bike’ team relay race

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Fun on the float. The church in Leslie Street in the background was destroyed by fire shortly after this.  And is that a collecting tin....?

Boys' Brigade Band in Maxwell Square.

Albert Drive. Library staff in Edwardian dress?

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Bike relay race in progress.

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What’s going on here?

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Parade with police escort in Maxwell Road.

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More craziness in Maxwell Square.

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Boys' Brigade band in Albert Drive. Do you know who they are 37 years on?

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After (or before) the bike race. Someone must recognise a face in the crowd – or are you a child in this shot who is now in your forties?


Pollokshields Gala , Maxwell Square 1981. Library staff in fancy dress.
Literary theme, but how did Mary Poppins  get into Alice in Wonderland?

Library Staff again....

and those float people......

Pollokshields Gala , Maxwell Square 1981

Prize presentation at Gala, Maxwell Square 1981