Lonnie Donegan is one of the many famous faces who was born in Bridgeton. Lonnie Donegan is one of the many famous faces who was born in Bridgeton.
Lonnie Donegan is one of the many famous faces who was born in Bridgeton. | Getty Images

People of Glasgow: 9 famous faces who were born and brought up in Bridgeton in Glasgow's East End

These are the famous faces who grew up and were born in Bridgeton.

Bridgeton is one of Glasgow’s best known districts which was once historically part of Lanarkshire and became part of the city in 1846.

The district in Glasgow’s East End began as a small weaving village in 1705 but there wasn’t any great interest in Bridgeton until over 70 years later when Rutherglen bridge was built of the River Clyde which meant the area became known as ‘Bridge Town’.

Here are 13 famous faces who were born and grew up in Bridgeton such as musicians, actors and one particular woman who would change Glasgow life for the better.

The district in Glasgow’s East End began as a small weaving village in 1705 but there wasn’t any great interest in Bridgeton until over 70 years later when Rutherglen bridge was built of the River Clyde which meant the area became known as ‘Bridge Town’.

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