IT’S the best and most nostalgic Glasgow calendar on the market.
And the 2015 edition of the bestselling Evening Times calendar can now be yours.
We’ve gone through our extensive photo archives at the Mitchell to bring you great images from yesteryear.
Some of them are famous, such as September’s 1962 photo of the last day of the trams, with a man placing a coin on the track in front of one tram in the hope of turning it into a special souvenir.
January’s photo shows a vintage Wolseley car outside the equally distinctive King’s Theatre, in Bath Street.
Others are less well-known but no less captivating, like May’s shot of a herd of circus elephants making their way through the Gorbals in 1952, en route to the Chipperfield’s show at Queen’s Park recreation ground.
Elsewhere, you’ll find pictures of young women sunbathing in George Square (August), attentive kids in a primary school (June), an evocative scene in the Glasgow Underground (February) and a war-time Anderson shelter (April).
The front cover? That’s a great photo of Glasgow Fair holidaymakers getting their feet wet at Tighnabruaich Pier against a backdrop of the excursion steamer, TS King Edward.
Evening Times editor Tony Carlin says: “Our photographers have been on hand at the grand occasions which have helped shape Glasgow.
“They have also witnessed the day-to-day events and the ordinary people who have helped make the city what it was - and what it is today.”
The calendar is once again being published in support of the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice, whose Brick by Brick Appeal aims to raise funds to build a £15 million facility in Bellahouston Park.
Half of all the profits from the 2015 calendar will go to the appeal.
You can also buy your calendar in person or via postal delivery:
- You can buy it (£3) at our reception at 200 Renfield Street, Glasgow G2 3QB.
- You can phone us or email us and get it sent out to you, or to a friend or relative abroad. The phone number is 0141-302 7684 (Monday to Friday); the email address is firstname.lastname@example.org. The cost is £3 plus postage.
And, of course, you can buy classic photographs from the Evening Times archive by visiting www.thepicturedesk.co.uk or by phoning 0141-302 6210