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Calton Connections by Patricia Clark A photographic history of Glasgow Availiable to buy below or contact Patricia Clark 07751976935
Calton Connections is a beautiful book that combines over 200 museum quaility photographs and the sprawling tale of one family to tell the story of the East End of Glasgow.
Researched and written by local historian and artist Patricia Clark - this colourful tale spans over a century. With family members branching out to Ireland, Canada, America, via two World Wars and Palestine they always seemed to link back to The Calton.
Along with the photographic record and Patricia's geological and historical research, this story is also heard through the voice of family matriarch Margret Gallacher. Or "Auntie Meg" as she was known.
Deceit and Heroism
In the course her research family secrets were uncovered. Bigamy and illegitimacy weave together to create tragedy and loss.
However, equally there are tales of heroism, honour and love.
Gangs, Religion and Football
Glasgow is famous for many things. Including its industrial might and gang violence. This family, untypically were involved in all aspects of Glasgow live in one way or another.
Learn about Glasgow's enthralling history through this families experiences.
Interview With Our Tour Guide and family
Patricia and Kathleen Clark (mother) interviewed for a segment on the Scottish News. Here they discuss local history, immigration and the warm community in Glasgow.
It is superb and I consider a very important historical document. So much so my family are fighting over it!
I could not believe colour pictures and of all things pictures of the Marists at St Mary's Primary. A copy should go to the archives of the Archdiocese. It is that important.
The book is richly peppered with both sad and hilarious snippets such as a case of bigamy in the family, other more general stuff I'd never heard about and the typical things an East End family would have got up to.
As the book covers the period from the 1860s to the 1960s, it also reflects the impacts of world history on the family.
Highly entertaining, informative and very well researched.
A joy to read.
A Great Gift
Over 100 full colour and monochrome pages. Featuring 200+ stunning never seen before photographs, from around the world as well as the local Glasgow area.
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Calton Connections by Patricia Clark A photographic history of Glasgow