Glasgow in 1954: What life was like for Glaswegians living in the city 70 years ago

These are 8 old pictures showing Glasgow as it was back in 1954

Today we’re looking back in Glasgow as it was in 1954 - to see just how much the city has changed in 70 years.

The post-war years saw Glasgow change dramatically - more women were taking on industrial jobs traditionally held by men after their efforts on the home front during the Second World War, and even the way Glaswegians lived were beginning to change, as the first ever towers Moss Parks were built up in 1953.

1954 was a big year for Glasgow and the West of Scotland. Work had begun on the construction of the Ravenscraig Steelworks in North Lanarkshire, rationing from World War 2 had finally came to an end when meat was officially taken off the ration, Clyde F.C beat Celtic 1-0 in the replayed final of the Scottish Cup, and the RMS Saxonia is launched at John Brown & Company’s shipyard in Clydebank for the Cunard Line’s Canadian service.

Take a look below as we travel back to Glasgow in 1954 in 8 old pictures to see what life was like for Glaswegians 70 years ago.

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