Glasgow's East End: A Social History: from Bishops to Barraboys.pdf
Nuala Naughton is an award-winning journalist, editor, lecturer and trainer. She has worked for national and international newspaper groups in news and features across the spectrum, from main section to business, lifestyle, entertainment and obituaries.
Of the four corners of Glasgow, the East End is the richest source of stories that reach back far into the annals of time. What began as a small patch of land owned by the ancient clergy has evolved through the ages, providing historians with a veritable treasure trove of colourful tales and interesting characters. This comprehensive anthology brings together the histories of the collective of districts that have developed over centuries and which give the East End of Glasgow its unique personality: the Gallowgate, Bridgeton, Calton, Parkhead, Shettleston, Tollcross and more. Many of the fading memories of latter years are kept alive in this oral history of Glasgow's East Enders, who have generously contributed their own anecdotes about life in an area that is poor in status yet rich in character. Yet there are many stories of East Enders who have changed people's lives, be they entertainers, artists, scientists or entrepreneurs. From Stan Laurel and Lulu to Horatio McCulloch and Peter Howson, 'Barras Queen' Maggie McIver and bra queen Michelle Mone, all are featured in this engrossing celebration of Glasgow's East End.