Glasgow the Postcard Collection
By (author) Adam Smith
Once a relatively small rural settlement on the River Clyde, Glasgow expanded dramatically over the centuries to become the largest city in Scotland. From the early eighteenth century, Glasgow prospered as it emerged as one of Britain’s principal transatlantic trade hubs with North America and the West Indies, as well as one of the world’s largest seaports. As the Industrial Revolution took hold, Glasgow continued to thrive, becoming world famous for its shipbuilding and marine industries. In Victorian times Glasgow was recognised as the ‘Second City of the British Empire’, while today it is one of the top ten financial centres in Europe. Glasgow The Postcard Collection takes the reader on a nostalgic journey back through Glasgow’s past in a vibrant selection of old picture postcards offering an illuminating pictorial history of this great city.
Adam is a life-long resident of Cumbernauld and is extensively involved in the Cumbernauld community. Adam’s family have resided in the Cumbernauld area for 120 years and helped to form the New Town of Cumbernauld, designated in December 1955. Adam is a Board Member or Committee Member of a wide range of organisations operating in the Cumbernauld area and works with the community to positively promote Cumbernauld and to instigate improvements throughout the town.