It’s our second week of #ThrowbackThursday and our first sighting of 1980s crimped hair!
These photos were sent in by Wendy from North Lanarkshire. This photo was taken in around 1989/90 and is Wendy as a teenager with her mum's friend’s nephew, Clive. Clive and his friend lived in Blackpool and were visiting Lanarkshire for a week or so and wanted to see Celtic Park in Glasgow. However, Wendy said in her post to us that she was particularly interested in the building in the second image, but didn’t know what it was.
After some investigating, we found out that it was the London Road Primary School, which was built in 1907. It was a very unusual location for a primary school, being so close to Celtic Park – in fact, on match days, football fans even used the school playground as parking! The school was previously a B Listed Building but soon came into disrepair, closing for good in 2004. In 2013, Celtic Football Club purchased the building and demolished it, replacing it their own walkway and using the area for redevelopment of their stadium.
While London Road Primary School is no longer in place, there are plenty of other amazing buildings to visit during Glasgow’s Doors Open Days between the 10th and 16th of September - in fact, Glasgow has over 100 venues and 40 themed walks that the public can enjoy for free over a week-long celebration of Scottish heritage.
You can find out more about when your region will open their doors at our website on http://www.doorsopendays.org.uk/2018-weekends/.
Be sure to stay tuned for our next #ThrowbackThursday, and send in your pictures to us too!