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> Parliamentary Road, Anybody remember this building ?...
Oor Wullie
post 27th Jun 2006, 08:00am
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This picture was taken [ I believe ] in 1963 and is described as a " Private House at 328 Parliamentary Road ".

Can anybody tell me where it was, in relation to [say] the Grafton Cinema, or Dundas St, or to any other landmark ?.
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Allan D.Sim
post 29th Jun 2006, 05:51pm
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As it is numbered 328, the house must have been closer to Dundas Street. If I remember correctly, Parliamentary Road was numbered from Castle Street towards West Nile Street/Sauchiehall Street. There was a pub around 418 Parliamentary Road at corner with Killermont Street. In the days before the heart was ripped out of the area, Killermont Street was continuation of Dundas street as it approached Parliamentary Road.Nowadays Killermont Street runs as continuance of Renfrew Street from West nile Street to North Hanover Street. At a rough guess, I would place the house close to the Dundas Street bus station, but opposite side of street. The Grafton Cinema would have been further up, at 243 Parliamentary Road. I found the address at a website called www.glasgowcinemas.co.uk/graftoncinemagla.html.
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Oor Wullie
post 3rd Jul 2006, 04:32am
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Thanks Allan.

If this picture was, in fact, taken in 1963 I must have passed this building many, many times but I honestly have no recollection of it.

Doe anybody else remember it ?.
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Allan D.Sim
post 7th Jul 2006, 12:19am
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As very young boys, my brother and some friends ued to cut round to Parliamentary Road. There was a massive garden that contained rhubarb which was quickly disposed off into rhubarb jam by all the mothers. Whether this was the garden of the house in picture or the grounds of the former lunatic asylum, i'm unsure. I was 5 and a half when we left Cunningham Street, which was round corner from Parliamentary Road. We left Townhead in 1967.
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post 7th Jul 2006, 01:59am
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Here's another old and fuzzy picture of "Parley Road"

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Allan D.Sim
post 8th Nov 2006, 02:45am
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Doing further research on Parliamentary Road for someone else, I found that according to the Post Office directory of 1959, four names were listed as living at 328. I found a picture on virtual mitchell which may explain why you missed the house as walking past. As you can see from view, number 328 was situated in the grounds of Glasgow Lunatic Asylum. Picture taken c.1900, the Asylum was demolished in 1908

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post 8th Nov 2006, 08:39am
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Thanks to allan for another great picture.
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post 4th Sep 2009, 12:48am
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QUOTE (Allan D.Sim @ 29th Jun 2006, 07:08pm) *
As it is numbered 328, the house must have been closer to Dundas Street. If I remember correctly, Parliamentary Road was numbered from Castle Street towards West Nile Street/Sauchiehall Street. There was a pub around 418 Parliamentary Road at corner with Killermont Street. In the days before the heart was ripped out of the area, Killermont Street was continuation of Dundas street as it approached Parliamentary Road.Nowadays Killermont Street runs as continuance of Renfrew Street from West nile Street to North Hanover Street. At a rough guess, I would place the house close to the Dundas Street bus station, but opposite side of street. The Grafton Cinema would have been further up, at 243 Parliamentary Road. I found the address at a website called www.glasgowcinemas.co.uk/graftoncinemagla.html.

328 was as far as I remember between Dobbies Loan and Killermont st-roughly near the old Railway stables-was behind a fairly high wall so not readily seen from the road although there was a green wooden gate entrance on Parliamentary rd.


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*Deborah*
post 22nd Sep 2009, 12:34am
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Hi, I am starting my studies on Social sciences in October and have chosen Parliamentary Road in Glasgow for my first assignment as my Mom was born in the tenniments in the fourties.
I would just like to say thank you for the information and the beautiful pictures as I have to write about the making and remaking off a city road over time.
If anyone would be interested in sharing their views and even just how they feel about the change that has happened over the many years I would love to hear from you, good or bad.
Once again thank you for the information and wonderful pictures.
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post 5th Jul 2012, 11:45pm
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QUOTE (Oor Wullie @ 3rd Jul 2006, 05:47am) *
Thanks Allan.

If this picture was, in fact, taken in 1963 I must have passed this building many, many times but I honestly have no recollection of it.

Doe anybody else remember it ?.

Hi, I lived at 196 parliamentary road and I do not remember that house, like you I must have passed it many times and dont remember, I got married from there in 1966, happy memories.
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post 31st Dec 2013, 06:38pm
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QUOTE (Allan D.Sim @ 29th Jun 2006, 06:08pm) *
As it is numbered 328, the house must have been closer to Dundas Street. If I remember correctly, Parliamentary Road was numbered from Castle Street towards West Nile Street/Sauchiehall Street. There was a pub around 418 Parliamentary Road at corner with Killermont Street. In the days before the heart was ripped out of the area, Killermont Street was continuation of Dundas street as it approached Parliamentary Road.Nowadays Killermont Street runs as continuance of Renfrew Street from West nile Street to North Hanover Street. At a rough guess, I would place the house close to the Dundas Street bus station, but opposite side of street. The Grafton Cinema would have been further up, at 243 Parliamentary Road. I found the address at a website called www.glasgowcinemas.co.uk/graftoncinemagla.html.

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*Denis Barrett*
post 31st Dec 2013, 06:39pm
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QUOTE (Oor Wullie @ 27th Jun 2006, 08:17am) *
This picture was taken [ I believe ] in 1963 and is described as a " Private House at 328 Parliamentary Road ".

Can anybody tell me where it was, in relation to [say] the Grafton Cinema, or Dundas St, or to any other landmark ?.

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*Ian Gibson*
post 30th Oct 2016, 12:53pm
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If my memory serves me right my Grandparents lived in that house. It came with his job with the Caledonian Railway and was situated near Buchanan Street Railway Station.
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post 30th Oct 2016, 02:34pm
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Parliamentary Road was the place where adventures began for me as a child, as we would get a taxi to Dundas Street bus station from Maryhill. The Parly Rd, was changing dramatically in the late 60's and 70's but it is where we got out to get the bus to England.

Heading along the road to that bus station meant holidays with beloved family members. Sitting in the bus station the vending machines would magically dispense Bar Six or some Cadbury's chocolate (when it was chocolate) and the cigarette vending machines were always going like a fair. Of course, little did I realise that you had to put money into the machine for the Bar Six, as my mother had already slipped in the few pre-decimal coins to silence me for 5 minutes at least.

As to the final demise of Parliamentary Road, I personally think it is criminal that not one part of it still remains with the name as it was an institution in Glasgow for generations and of historic importance too.


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post 3rd Nov 2016, 11:46pm
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I remember being in the car on numerous occasions with my Mum and Dad - Dad driving, we left Ayr to visit my auntie in Glasgow, and we always took the Parliamentary Road. If I shut my eyes I can still see it.

I did not know, however, that it's gone. If I hadn't read your post Thomas I'd never have guessed.
Shame none of it exists.


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