Two different sides to river city

TODAY'S picture should really be titled A Tale of Two Cities.

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Taken on Glasgow Green in 1958, it reveals a class divide which still exists in our so-called egalitarian Glasgow.

In the foreground, the boys of Glasgow's public schools prepare to do battle in a rowing race while, on the south bank of the Clyde, the blackened tenements and factories of old Hutchesontown loom like a scene from a Dickens novel.

The elegant turrets you see belonged to the United Co-op Bakery Society factory.

Soon, they would be swept away as the tower blocks of the new Hutchesontown reached skywards.

Today, the McNeil Street site is home to flats and a grain distillery.

Meanwhile, rowers still scull along the Clyde from these steps.

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