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Glasgow location

Post by searcher 52 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 2:37 am

Can any kind soul indicate to me where in Glasgow, Broomhill Street might have been located? I believe it was in Ward 8 which puts us in the general direction of the Catherdral/north of George Square etc.

Can anyone be more specific?

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Post by ninatoo » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:10 am

Hi there,

According to this 1885 map of Glasgow, the 8th Ward was between Central and Blackfriars.

http://www.londonancestor.com/maps/bc-zglas-w.htm

My eyes weren't good enough to spot Broomhill Street.

A search for Broomhill Street on the 1881 census returned Enumeration District 644-6 which was St Rollox.

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Post by AndrewP » Sun Mar 18, 2007 7:57 am

Broomhill Street can be seen on the following map on The Glasgow Story website.

http://www.theglasgowstory.co.uk/valmapview.php?id=08

It is towards the top of Ward VIII, between Canal Street and James Street.

It is on the map that Nina gave, but unfortunately is not named there.

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Post by searcher 52 » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:01 am

You guys are the best. I actually have a map where it shows up, but could I spot it.

Thanks a lot - the link to the glasgowstory will I'm sure prove a useful resource in the future

Andrew

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Post by AndrewP » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:09 am

Looks like it was flattened to make way for the M8 motorway (junction 16).

--> current street map of Broomhill Street area <--

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Post by Davie » Sun Mar 18, 2007 1:09 pm

Hi
As Andrew observed, Broomhill Street was indeed demolished.
Not that there were too many houses.
I would be very surprised if the family were not employed by the Glasgow/Broomhill foundry.
Which was owned by the Law family.
There were two Duncan McNaughtan's (father and son) employed in the iron works and they lived in Broomhill Street in the 1870/90s
The living accommodation was dire to say the least in the area.

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualm ... fQ==&pg=13

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Re: Glasgow location

Post by lomerlaw » Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:04 pm

Davie, you mentioned the Law family owning the Broomhill foundry. Can you shed anymore light on those Laws? I am related to a few Law family members who owned foundries in the Glasgow area: Pinkston Foundry, J & A Law Ltd, Broomhill Foundry on Dobbies Loan, and I believe Rae Street Foundry (not sure if that is a name, or a location, or both).

David Law, Ottawa, Canada

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Re: Glasgow location

Post by Currie » Thu Oct 28, 2010 3:09 am

Hello David, and welcome to TalkingScot,

It appears to have been at least three years since Davie last visited the Forum and he may not see your post.

Please continue to this thread viewtopic.php?f=3&t=15536&p=123963#p123963

All the best,
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Re: Glasgow location

Post by Douglascrawford44 » Sun Jan 30, 2022 6:54 pm

Law Foundry inquiry
My great great grandfather. Alexander Law was an engineer and according to family folklore and photos worked on the Forth Bridge. I am trying to see if there is a link between the Law Family Foundries (J. & A. Law, Rae Street Foundry, Broomhill Foundry, Pinkston Foundry) and the Forth Bridge.
My grandfather etc.. was James Law-Alexander Law(1859-1905), Alexander Law(1822-1881), John Law (1791-)

Are there ware's found in the market for sale? I have only seen the "L" in a diamond makers mark online in collections.

Doug

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