Ross, many thanks for posting the photos of Kelvindale. I did try to reply earlier, but message seems to have disappeared into the ether!
Wow, not much like i remember things - definitely no high rise flats. The 3 tall ones appear to be on what was once a really large workshop area - railways workshops i think. The other (less tall ones in the background) appear to be where they were demolishing old tenaments - but I'm talking 1958-59 !!!!!!
Also none of the buildings on the right side of Kelvindale Road where there from memory - is/was there a railway culvert behind those places??
I do remember the old bridge though ... and the Kelvin... looking at the photos I could smell the damp mossy smell of the river and hear the water....
Not sure where our old house was - but the redbrick 2 storey (flats?) just before the bridge look very familiar - but hard to tell, as I was only 5 or 6 at the time....
This has certainly got me curious - only thing for it is that I will have to come and look around myself. A six month visit to Glasgow (and Europe) sounds just the thing. Thinking about a motorbike tour of Europe (summer!!!)....
many thanks - please post anything else you have; it's all fascinating.
I remember there was a big park (estate?) along the river with what at the time seemed like a huge chesnut grove, tennis courts, stone walls etc..... it was to the left at the river from the bridge on Kelvindale Rd - probably 2 or 3 kilometres along the river past where the old papermill was.
cheers to all