Trongate In The Olden Time, 1868
Medium: Photographic print
A photographic copy of an eighteenth-century print of Trongate, Glasgow, looking towards the Cross, showing the Tolbooth Steeple, and the equestrian "...statue, erected in 1735 in honour of King William III."
"The main thoroughfare of Glasgow is undoubtedly the Trongate...so called from a 'Tron' or public weighing place which was situated therin."
"Within the Trongate was also situated for over thirty years in the latter half of last century the City Guard House, its arched porch projecting into the roadway immediately to the west of Candleriggs, and forming a somewhat striking feature in the street."
Extracts from William Young's introduction to the book 'The Old Closes And Streets Of Glasgow'.