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|Scottish Gaelic: Toll na Croise|
Tollcross shown within Glasgow
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Tollcross (Scottish Gaelic: Toll na Croise) is an area north of the River Clyde in Glasgow and has a popular park which is famed for its international rose trials. It lies approximately a mile east of the neighbouring suburb of Parkhead, and just north of Braidfauld and south of Shettleston.
The area was once host to mass employment in the industrial age thanks largely to the large Fullarton steel works. McVitie's biscuit factory is one of the main employers in the area today.
Part of the Tollcross area was formerly known as Egypt, and is still marked so on a number of maps. The name is believed to have been derived from a farm that existed at one time in the vicinity, operated by a former soldier who had been stationed in Egypt. The farm, owned by the Gordon family in 1920s before being sold to the Hamilton family is still there today.
In June 2011, pupils from St. Aidan's and St. Joan of Arc School combined into a new school located in Tollcross Avenue. They voted to call the new school Cardinal Winning, after Thomas Winning, the late Archbishop of Glasgow who died in 2001. The new school opened on 21 June 2011.
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