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This Way to Ashton Lane

This Way to Ashton Lane

I randomly found this sign on University Avenue, just in the Shadow of the Hetherington Research Club and George House. If you looked at a map of this particular area, you’ll notice that Ashton Lane runs right into University Avenue. Go on, take a look at this map. Well, it used to run to University Avenue until the 1960s when the University shook things up in the 60s and 70s and demolished tenement buildings from the 1800s, and built beauties such as the Boyd Orr Building and the Maths Building in their place. What now constitutes an entry road into a car park next to the Boyd Orr Building and the Maths Building used to be one end of Ashton Lane. (You can still walk from this spot the way Ashton Lane used to run, now you just have to go under the Boyd Orr Building, which you can do.)

What is this ‘Ashton Lane’ I speak of, you ask? Come back tomorrow and we’ll explore the surroundings of Glasgow University a bit more!

[Poll #4: Which Student Union(s) do you belong to (or use to belong to)?]
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