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Govan Cross c 1920s

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Govan Cross c 1920s

A rainy day in the 1920s at Govan Cross, at the junction of Morrison Street (to the left - now Burleigh Street) and Govan Road.

The Cross appears very quiet to modern eyes and hardly in need of a police officer to direct traffic. No doubt local shipyard workers had yet to finish their shifts for the day!

Behind the traffic policeman is the Kinning Park Co-operative Society's Govan shop. The society was founded in 1871 and had a number of branches south of the river.

Reference: 660.83.157

Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums

Co-operatives, Co-ops, Kinning Park Co-operative Society, police officers, rain, shops, streetscenes, traffic policemen

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