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This afternoon, I am presenting an image of a family memorial stone from Glasgow’s Southern Necropolis.

Not unusual for the period there is evidence of very high infant mortality.

  • Janet, died Oct 3rd 1847 age 17 months
  • Jessie McCulloch Dec 16th 1856 age 3 weeks
  • John died April 21st 1859 age 16 years
  • Annie C.S. McCulloch died Nov 27 1869 age 18 yrs
  • James McCulloch Brown died Dec 20 1885 age 27
  • Anne C.S.McCulloch died Oct 30 1886 age 71
  • Thomas Hayman died Oct 12 1898 age 76
  • Thomas Hayman (son) died April 16 1891 age 41
  • William McCulloch Hayman died May 7 1904 age 60 yrs.

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This afternoon, I am presenting some images of the only surviving intact church by Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson. This dates from 1857-59 and is situated on the corner of St Vincent St and Pitt St Glasgow. This building’s features include:

  • Own man-made Acropolis
  • Ionic porticoes
  • Internal cast iron columns
  • Windows with huge sheets of glass rammed into the masonry.

This is still a living church ( Free Church) and is an iconic site for students of architecture.

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This afternoon I am presenting images of a memorial in Cathcart Old Churchyard, Glasgow.

It was designed by the famous architect Alexander Greek Thomson for his friend, the builder John McIntyre for McIntyre’s son’s grave.

It is a powerful composition with a sarcophagus on a base of cyclopaen masonry.

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