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Dennistoun


Glasgow City

A suburb of Glasgow situated to the east of the city centre, Dennistoun was originally occupied by Glasgow city merchants who built villas here as an alternative to the more highly priced suburbs to the west. Urban development and the building of tenements date from the 1860s. To the south is Duke Street, which connects the High Street with Haghill, and is said to be the longest street in Britain. To the northeast is the Alexandria Park, with its boating pond, gardens, 9-hole golf course and walkways, laid out by the City Improvement Trust in 1866. Comedians Ricky Fulton (b.1924) and Dorothy Paul (b.1937) were both born in Dennistoun, which was also the home of singer Lulu (b.1948) and poet William Miller (1810-72), author of the nursery rhyme 'Wee Willie Winkie'. 'Buffalo Bill' Cody brought his Wild West Show here in 1891, an event commemorated by a statue unveiled in 2006.


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