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New Gorbals

The Gorbals, Glasgow - The old tenements come down and the high rises go up. Immediately after the second world war Glasgow was faced with a major housing crisis. In 1947 a delegation from Glasgow visited Marseilles to view the new "tower blocks" designed by French architect Le Corbusier, and a high rise policy was hastily introduced to Glasgow.

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A "scramble" in Gemmel Street, Bridgeton, 1955. Scrambles were a tradition at weddings in many parts of Scotland, when neighbours turned out to see the bridal party leave the street on its way to the church. Coins were thrown from the wedding car (usually by the father of the bride) as it drove off and children scrambled to pick up as many as they could.

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