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My own book on Glasgow East was published in November, 2007 by Tempus Publishing Ltd.  It runs to 128 pages with over 220 illustrations, many of which have never before been published.  If you have any difficulties in obtaining a copy, contact me.  I can make one routinely available through Ebay so you can pay by Paypal if this is better for you. If you are in the UK I can provide one to you at 10 post free.  If you are abroad contact me and I'll provide postal cost details.




James McKenna's "Last Exit from Bridgeton: An East-End Childhood Remembered".  Personal recollections of the author's upbringing in Bridgeton and Dalmarnock.  A 2nd and enlarged edition of James' original book at 16.85 plus postage from the author at 21, Kimberly Gardens, Westwood, East Kilbride, South Lanarkshire, G75 8HW, Scotland.

Tel; 013552 44291 or e-mail


Tony Jaconelli has produced a couple of A5 sized illustrated booklets recalling his memories of his childhood in Shettleston - "My Shettleston" (32 pages) and "My Stories" (36 pages).  Each costs 2.99, with postage depending on where you live.  For copies or to make further enquiries, Tony can be contacted at:



The Shettleston History Group has produced this small book of recollections by members.  Copies can be obtained locally, or through direct contact with the Chair, Tony Jaconelli at;

The price of copies is yet to be agreed, and can be provided on request.  See the Site Links section for more information about the group.



One hundred years of history are celebrated in the publication of "The Journey" - the story of St. Andrew's East Church of Scotland in Glasgow. This 260 page book, with illustrations, costs 5 plus postage and can be obtained either  from its editor May Habbick or myself

E-mail May to ensure availability if you are purchasing direct -

Proceeds from the sale of the book will be going towards the costs of refurbishment of the church.

Commemorative book of Smithycroft Secondary School, with illustrations, costs 7 including postage and can be obtained either  from its editor May Habbick or myself

E-mail May to ensure availability if you are purchasing direct -



The Old Glasgow Club was formed in 1900 for all those interested in the city.  It's membership hold meetings throughout the year with talks on various aspects of the city's history.   In 2000 it published its Centenary Handbook 1900-2000.  This contains articles on a wide variety of historical topics relating to old Glasgow.  Proceeds from the sale of the book will be donated to charity. Copies can be obtained through the Club's web site priced at 5 plus postage & packing;



One-time minister to the presently named Bridgeton St. Francis-in-the-East Church of Scotland, Bill Shackleton,  has produced a book of his recollections - "Keeping it Cheery."

 His "Rave Reviews" include;

"Groundbreaking theology" - Grave-digger's Review.

"This is a very funny book altogether.  Read it churself some time.  It is a book for giving away." Sorley Mist, deceased Gaelic poet.

Published by Covenanters Press (2005) at 14.95 - which can be contacted at and whose website is at

"When 12 young men from the east- end of Glasgow sat down in Houston's Tearooms in Shettleston Road in September 1904to form a new athletics club, little could they have realised the legacy they would leave behind them. Over the next century Shettleston Harriers established themselves as one of Scotland's and, at times, Britain's foremost athletics clubs. Shettleston's story is part of the story of Scottish athletics and of the saga that was the twentieth century. That story is now told in a highly successful book published in summer of 2004, the club's centenary year."  Copies of the Harriers' book can be obtained at 5 per copy through their web site;



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