Old Photograph Marlborough House Shawlands Glasgow Scotland


Old photograph of Marlborough House in Shawlands, Glasgow, Scotland. The Marlborough House was for many years one of Glasgow's premier venues for weddings, dances, bridge and whist drives and society meetings. Designed by Whyte and Nichol in Edwardian Baroque style and built for the partnership of J H Hamilton and W J Smith, the Marlborough's plush suites were named after the Duke of Marlborough's early 18 century battles; Oudenarde, Malplaquet, Ramillies and Blenheim. During the 1950s the venue became a hub for the music and youth revolution represented by the arrival of Rock and Roll. Billy Connolly performed there in rd the 3 City String Band, in the early Seventies, for a fee of £75; the following year he was selling out the Apollo.



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