A view down the Trongate in the early 20th centuryA view down the Trongate in the early 20th century
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Glasgow's East End back in time: 20 old pictures showing 100 years of Glaswegian history in chronological order

Old pictures of the East End of Glasgow show what life was like for Glaswegians over 100 years ago

The East End of Glasgow is the most authentically Glaswegian and down-to-earth spot in the city - as many of the people that grow up there will tell you.

Today we wanted to take a look back at old pictures of Dennistoun, Calton, the Gallowgate, and the rest of the East End to check out a bit of Glaswegian heritage.

The East End hosts a broad swathe of Glaswegian culture - from the ancient heart of the city on High Street and Castle Street - to the musical and retail hub that is the Barras.

All images were supplied via the Mitchell Library’s online collection - The Virtual Mitchell and the Glasgow City Archives - you can see more old pictures, stories, and more from across Glasgow in the archives by clicking here.

The East End hosts a broad swathe of Glaswegian culture - from the ancient heart of the city on High Street and Castle Street - to the musical and retail hub that is the Barras.

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