Pollokshields Heritage  

A Guide to the Pollokshields Heritage Website

On the each page of the website there is a menu bar down the left-hand side of the screen.  This guide will give further details of each of these menu options.

Home: Clicking on this menu item will bring you back to the Home page.

Location: When you click on this item will take you to a map showing the extent of the conservations area. Further links will take you to East Pollokshields, West Pollokshields, and Dumbreck and maps showing the extent of the appropriate conservation area.

News: This menu item leads to an index page listing articles of Pollokshields Heritage news that are on the website.

Events: Details of Pollokshields Heritage events including lectures and walking tours.  Other local events are also listed here. Updated regularly.

About Us: Two sections: About Us with links to our Aims, our Constitution and AGM details.

Projects: Projects which we are involved in or support.

History: This links leads to areas of historical interest.

  • The History of Pollokshields – This contains a brief history of Pollokshields.
  • Notable Architecture – A list of architects and their buildings.  There are links from this page to other pages giving more details of some of the buildings.
  • Notable Residents – a list of some of the notable residents of Pollokshields with links to further biographical pages.
  • Leisure – A map of leisure facilities past and present, again with links to further details where available.
  • Worship – A map showing places of worship past and present within Pollokshields. Links to other pages where possible.
  • Education – A map showing the location of educational establishments within Pollokshields.
  • Streets of Pollokshields – A section giving access to details of the owners and or residents in houses, shops and businesses in Pollokshields in the years 1875, 1885, 1895, 1905, 1915 and 1920.
  • Finding Dalcairnie – A Case Study on the history of a villa called Dalcairnie in Leslie Road.
  • Virtual Pollokshields – Details of the collection of information gathered by Pollokshields Heritage.
  • WW1 Archive – This has four items:
    • John Kendrick Skinner VC: biographical details of the WW1 hero.
    • Pollokshields in the Great War – some details of Pollokshields’ contribution.
    • The St Ninian’s Remembrance project – a link to a booklet produced by St Ninian’s Episcopal Church containing brief biographies of those in the church who served in WW1
    • Remembering those who served in WW1 – A list of people associated with Pollokshields who served in WW1.  This list is compiled from the St Ninian’s Project; the Book of Remembrance in Pollokshields Parish Church which lists all who gave their lives in the six churches that have united to form the current church; the Sherbrooke St-Gilberts website, the Albert Road Academy (Pollokshields Primary School) Roll of Honour; and those found by the Web Administrator by searching the website of the Commonwealth Graves Commission.  For each name, listed there is, where possible, a brief biography, details of the war service, place killed, where commemorated/buried, and medals awarded.
  • WW2 Archive – This has two sections:
    • Remembering those who died in WW2 – this is similar to the above but with details of those who lost their lives in WW2.
    • Pollokshields Senior Secondary School Record of War Service of Former Pupils 1939-45.  This is a record of those pupils, male and female, from Pollokshields Senior Secondary School (now Pollokshields Primary School) who served in WW2 and gives their rank and Unit.  It was recently discovered in the school during the renovations.
  • Falklands War Archive  – currently only one entry - James Reynolds DCM who died in the Falklands in the 1984 conflict.
  • A History of Pollokshields West UF Church 1875 - 1925 (External link)
  • A History of Pollokshields-Titwood from 1878 to 1978 (External link)

Publications: A list of useful publications about Pollokshields, including our three Trail Leaflets and our newsletters.

Conservation Advice: Links to advice on what can and cannot be done to buildings and trees in a conservation area.  Links also to appropriate contacts in Glasgow City Council.

Design Matters: A series of articles on design issues in Pollokshields including “Marlaw”.

What Others Say: Extracts from publications that mention Pollokshields.

Gallery: Images of Pollokshields including Trees, Winter, Decorative Iron Work, Gateposts and Trams.

Contacts: Contact details of current office bearers. It also includes an “Information Wanted” section.

How to Join:  Membership details and application form.

Useful Links: Links to other sites of interest to Pollokshields Heritage.