September 1898: Glasgow Corporation – Winter Garden for Springburn

An article on page three of The Daily Record, on Friday the 16th of September, 1898, includes the following:




Mr. Bilsland, in moving the adoption of the Parks Committee’s minutes, referred to the anonymous offer of a sum of £12,000

in connection with new public halls for the Springburn and Cowlairs districts, and a winter garden in the Springburn Park. The

Committee had accepted the offer with the most cordial thanks. Mr. James Whitton, Superintendent of Parks, had estimated the

cost of the Winter Palace building at between and £8000 and £8500.”



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George Fairfull-Smith, June 2023.