CALTON BURIAL GROUND
WHERE IS IT? In the city's East End, where Abercromby Street meets London Road, just north of Glasgow Green
Recently renovated by the Clyde Gateway group at the suggestion of local residents, this small burial ground on Abercromby Street now reveals the history of Calton’s pivotal role in Glasgow growth in the last 200 years, as well as the personal stories of those buried within its hallowed grounds.
As well as a number of plaques placed on the walls recalling these people, there are several on the short footpath that offers visitors a brief glimpse into the history of the local area.
The grounds are most famous for being the final resting place of three of a total of six weavers - John Page, Alexander Millar and James Ainsle - who died when soldiers fought on protesting weavers, possibly Scotland’s first-ever industrial action dispute.
For more information about this and other urban redevelopment projects being carried out by Clyde Gateway, please visit their website.
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