Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby sds » Wed Apr 29, 2009 5:48 pm

There's one at 306 (or thereabouts) Dumbarton Road just now -- I just didn't have time to stop and take note! Looks like they're doing a fair amount of work on the inside at the moment...
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Ally Doll » Wed Apr 29, 2009 8:51 pm

There's an interesting one on the Gallowgate too, near Charlotte Street. Saw it from the bus!
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Fossil » Wed Apr 29, 2009 9:04 pm

Ally Doll wrote:There's an interesting one on the Gallowgate too, near Charlotte Street. Saw it from the bus!


thats an old one ally. in fact over 4years old :D
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Mon May 11, 2009 11:24 pm

The Classic Cafe at Allison Street has surfaced for a short stay.

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby cell » Tue May 12, 2009 11:40 am

The burglar alarm is the real find here "Rely-a-bell" classic!
I take it the "CEN" part of the phone number refers to central Glasgow, if so when did it drop out of use?
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby dazza » Tue May 12, 2009 12:13 pm

cell wrote:The burglar alarm is the real find here "Rely-a-bell" classic!


I've seen quite a few of those. In fact, there's one outside my flat.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Buzby » Tue May 12, 2009 3:42 pm

cell wrote:The burglar alarm is the real find here "Rely-a-bell" classic!
I take it the "CEN" part of the phone number refers to central Glasgow, if so when did it drop out of use?


Didn't really 'drop out' more a crowbar in 1964 when Glasgow and Edinburgh became the only two Scottish cities to become 'Director' telephone areas with the introduction of all-number codes for the introduction of STD - Subscriber Trunk Dialling. All the Glasgow exchanges (DOUglas, CITy, CENtral, BELl, SOUth, WEStern etc etc) were allocated new 3-digit codes, which didn't match up to the old Alpha-dials for their numeric equivalent. This was at the same time Glasgow got its STD code 041 and Edinburgh 031, and the A/B payphoine kiosks which ised to take 4 x 1d coins for a call of unlimited length were converted to new boxes that made the same call for a 3d piece, but the calls were timed with the introduction of 'pips'!
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby cell » Tue May 12, 2009 4:02 pm

Thanks Buzby, that's useful dating info, any idea when it was introduced, presumably I would have only needed the CEN prefix if I was outside the central Glasgow area, much like I only need 0141 if outside Glasgow?
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Dave » Tue May 12, 2009 4:06 pm

I thought there was a thread dedicated to this dialing prefix topic but seems I'm wrong.

I did find this though in the Past and Present thread
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue May 19, 2009 10:16 pm

Newly uncovered near my old flat in Govanhill. This used to be Doors & Floors at 616 Cathcart Road , next door to Charlie's (Vivo's).

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue May 19, 2009 10:33 pm

HollowHorn wrote:Argyle St:
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A bit of destruction going on at the Finnieston Station Bar yesterday

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby johnnyanglia » Wed May 20, 2009 7:03 pm

Good to see the 616 Cathcart rd sign and Calder st "Fish restaurant" signs exposed. I meant to photograph both but did not have a camera handy.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby dolkin » Wed May 20, 2009 7:26 pm

thats the two ways rab c nesbitts pub
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Rucola » Sun May 24, 2009 12:11 am

This may be a bit obvious, but the Finnieston Station referred to is the nearby Glasgow City and District Railway station which closed in 1917, not what is now Exhibition Centre station.

Anyone know what ESB stood for?
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Jun 09, 2009 11:43 pm

Turriff Street at Port Eglinton - demolition of the Colhouns Castle Bar. There's a lettered sign above , but it is beyond my level of being bothered to untangle it without looking at directories and the like :)

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