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Scotland Photographic Memories

Scotland Photographic Memories

The photo 'Glasgow, St Vincent Place 1897' appears in this book.

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St Vincent's Place was right in the commercial heart of the city with the National Bank, the Royal Exchange, the Stock Exchange, and the Athenaeum club all nearby. This view looks towards George Square.

An extract from Scotland Photographic Memories.

Memories of Glasgow, St Vincent Place 1897

"The Old Lady of Threadneedle Street" as the Bank of England is known maintained a small office in Glasgow fir many years. It was on the north side of St VIncent Place and I worked there between 1975 and 1978. On fine summer days I would cycle to the bank from my home in East Kilbride about 15 miles to the south but I rarely had the energy to pedal the whole way home in the evenings as there is ...see more

I worked for the Bank of England's Glasgow Agency from 1969 to 1978 and remember that ,on really hot days in the summer , the Agent would give some of us an afternoon off to enjoy the weather. These became known as "sunny offs" and we all hoped the good weather would last a few days so that every one in the office benefitted as they were given to only two or three people per day. The office was run ...see more

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