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View from WSW showing horse cart passing number 700 Crow Road with number 1 Sackville Avenue in background

SC 669229

Description View from WSW showing horse cart passing number 700 Crow Road with number 1 Sackville Avenue in background

Date 12/3/1966

Collection John R Hume

Catalogue Number SC 669229

Category On-line Digital Images

Scope and Content Horse-drawn cart, Crow Road, Glasgow In the mid-1960s there were still a fair number of horse-drawn vehicles on the streets of Glasgow. These included heavy lorries used for carrying coal, market produce and whisky barrels, milk floats, and light carts used by rag and bone and scrap men. This shows a small rag and bone men's cart loaded with bundles of rags collected by the men on the 'tilt'. The cart still has steel-tyred wheels, though many of the survivors had been given rubber-tyred wheels. The cart is being pulled by a pony, rather than a heavy Clydesdale horse as used to pull lorries. Carts like this could be hired by the day, as motor vans can be today. The use of horse-drawn vehicles declined dramatically in the late 1960s, and commercial horse-drawn vehicles have been extinct in Glasgow for many years. Some of the depots from which carts could be hired are in the reference below. Source: RCAHMS contribution to SCRAN.

External Reference H35/66/6/3

Permalink http://canmore.org.uk/collection/669229

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