‘The Woody’ by Martin Gavin

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Thanks to Martin Gavin for sending us his image of ‘The Woody’ aka The Woodside Social Club. Closed in 2007 it is now residential dwellings.

This  ‘B’ listed building in North Woodside Road was built as a mission church for the Free College Church near Lyndeoch Crescent.  As the location for the founding  of the First Glasgow Company of the Boys’ Brigade, the earliest uniformed organisation in the world, the building is of historical interest.

The BB was founded by William Smith,  an elder and  Sunday School teacher in the College Church . Smith was also a member of the Lanarkshire Volunteers on which he based the new organisation.