Photography exhibition documents Glasgow’s lost industrial legacy
July 16 2019
Glasgow City Heritage Trust is to host a curated photography exhibition documenting lost industrial architecture in the city as a reminder of how things used to be.
End of the Line: Photographs of Glasgow’s Past compiles the archive of John R. Hume who singlehandedly documenting forgotten corners of the city by bicycle from 1964 amid a period of rapid change.
Promoting the launch the Trust wrote: “Wandering the city by bicycle, John R. Hume was determined to get images of as many of the city’s decaying industrial buildings as possible before they disappeared. He was just in time.
“The photographs in End of the Line represent the enormity of the loss of Glasgow’s industrial heritage since the 1960s and 1970s. But they also demonstrate the monumentality and ambition of Glasgow's industrial buildings, as well as the diversity of architectural styles.
“This is the first time these images, many of which were included in John R Hume's book 'Industrial Archaeology of Glasgow' (Blackie, 1974), have been exhibited in a retrospective. Help us celebrate this wonderful collection that explores the rich built heritage of Glasgow.”
The launch will take place on 25 July at 24 North Frederick Street between 18:00 and 21:00.
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