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Before all the McDonalds crap way back in the early 70's i remember being taken to Skinners in St. Enoch's Square just down from RS McColl and just next to the definitive 70's pub "The Square Peg".
by johnnyanglia
Mon Mar 29, 2004 8:59 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Eating out
Replies: 41
Views: 15623

The Ford Anglia club has an absolutely cracking Anglia ice cream. I dont know how to post pictures or i would have put one of it up. A google search would turn up a picture of it pretty quickly. There was also a guy called Bobby up at the Transport museum who had a 1950's Morris J type van he had co...
by johnnyanglia
Fri Mar 26, 2004 7:01 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: City Bakeries Van
Replies: 14
Views: 6718

Bill Knox also presented a programme i think was called "Bill Knox's Tales of Terror" about gruesome crimes of the past that had happened in Scotland. It was set in an empty studio with Bill talking to camera. For some reason whenever i saw "crimedesk" Neds were stealing 7 foot reels of telephone ca...
by johnnyanglia
Mon Mar 22, 2004 10:29 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Crime Desk
Replies: 47
Views: 21719

Not a lot is known about Prince Vallah(I believe this is the correct spelling). A mate of mine who is heavily tattoed and into the history of tatooeing has been trying to research him. Incidently my mate done a rock & roll night where his co DJ adopted the Prince Vallah monicker. I think Prince ...
by johnnyanglia
Thu Mar 18, 2004 10:39 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: prince vallar
Replies: 4
Views: 2916

That's the one. Well spotted. Just past the field beyond that there are some little brick buildings dug into the ground. When i was young i was told that this was a military installation. I dont know what it is but i dont think it is anything to do with the military. Incidently the part of Castlemil...
by johnnyanglia
Tue Mar 09, 2004 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Graveyards
Replies: 313
Views: 135815

It is great to hear somone else remembers the boards. People tend to doubt my sanity when i tell them about it !.
by johnnyanglia
Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:50 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow Central Station rush hour
Replies: 32
Views: 9819

Ah the good old days !. What about when the train timetables and platforms were displayed in the windows above the shops(M&S etc). I clearly remember men walking back and forward with canvas stretched on timber frames which fitted into 13 window frames. The canvases would have the destinations p...
by johnnyanglia
Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:21 pm
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Glasgow Central Station rush hour
Replies: 32
Views: 9819

The cemetary near Holmwood House has a (once)beautiful gravestone / tomb dedicated to someone by the name of Hood built in the 1920's in the Egyptian style with Papyrus leaves and a statue of Anubis resting on the stone. Unfortunately Vandals have all but destroyed this beautiful monument. Just acro...
by johnnyanglia
Mon Mar 08, 2004 9:58 pm
 
Forum: Hidden Glasgow Projects
Topic: Glasgow Graveyards
Replies: 313
Views: 135815

In the 70's it was more of a Ted hangout and had a good selection of "Brothel Creepers" in the window. In my youth i bought a pair of "Winklepickers" from there. The staff at that time were like ageing Teds.
by johnnyanglia
Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:43 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Dees of Trongate
Replies: 43
Views: 32257

I remember "Jack the Lad" well. As far as i know it was run by a few Glasgow City councillors and sold "stay press" and "waffle trousers". It was in business roughly between 1980-83.
by johnnyanglia
Sat Feb 28, 2004 12:39 am
 
Forum: Glasgow Chat (Coffee Lounge)
Topic: Jack The Lad, Argyle Street
Replies: 3
Views: 3201
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