Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby mr moto » Sun Jun 15, 2008 12:15 pm

this is on kilmarnock road , shawlands, . it is very faded but you can just make out ...A COCHRANE ...tea merchant .
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:34 pm

Branches of Cochrane's and Curley's were all over Glasgow but lost out to supermarkets and there was not yet a sandwich market to move into.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Rucola » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:43 pm

mr moto wrote:this is on kilmarnock road , shawlands, . it is very faded but you can just make out ...A COCHRANE ...tea merchant .
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A picture of the same shop in its heyday has been commented on here before:

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualm ... =2&t=4&x=1

are the mitchell OK with hotlinking? it would be nice to see them both at the same time. ah well, just open another browser window :)
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby e2wufos1 » Tue Jun 17, 2008 10:40 pm

Rucola wrote:
mr moto wrote:this is on kilmarnock road , shawlands, . it is very faded but you can just make out ...A COCHRANE ...tea merchant .
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A picture of the same shop in its heyday has been commented on here before:
ImageThats an interesting photo as it would make a good past present because they look like the recent one was taken in almost the same position.

If you look at the close mouth it looks like they've still got the original tiles on the wall and the road if you lookwhere the tar is wearing away it looks like that could be where the tram lines were.

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Re: Signs

Postby onyirtodd » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:16 am

130 Berkeley Street
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238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby onyirtodd » Sat Aug 16, 2008 9:48 am

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and in context

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Argyle Street opposite the Ben Nevis.
238 to 127. All in all a good afternoon's work
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby gap74 » Tue Aug 26, 2008 7:52 pm

Currently visible halfway along Sauchiehall St - any crossword solvers amongst us with a good idea as to what it originally said?

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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Fossil » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:16 pm

gap74 wrote:Currently visible halfway along Sauchiehall St - any crossword solvers amongst us with a good idea as to what it originally said?

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it could read The Anus and the Carpenter
or I think is more The Walrus and Carpenter
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Josef » Tue Aug 26, 2008 8:46 pm

I have a vague memory of seeing this shop open - one of those craft-y gift-y places?
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Fossil » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:19 pm

Josef wrote:I have a vague memory of seeing this shop open - one of those craft-y gift-y places?


yeah the very same
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby HollowHorn » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:42 pm

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I wonder if 'Hawdit' & 'Dawdit' are still working? ::):
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Vinegar Tom » Tue Aug 26, 2008 9:43 pm

Was The *nus and the *rse Center not an up-market toy shop?

Sold wooden toys , hoops , puppets and that toxic waste in a toothpaste tube that was used to blow blue or red poisonous bubbles?
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby WeegieBurd » Tue Aug 26, 2008 10:04 pm

Oh, I have many fond memories of The Walrus and the Carpenter - my Aunt used to take me in to pick a toy every so often. On one occasion I came out with the poisonous red bubbles in a tube!!! :oops: Apart from that rubbish, it was like a wonderland to me with toys that no other shop had. Happy days... :D
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Josef » Wed Aug 27, 2008 6:18 am

Vinegar Tom wrote:Was The *nus and the *rse Center not an up-market toy shop?

Sold wooden toys , hoops , puppets and that toxic waste in a toothpaste tube that was used to blow blue or red poisonous bubbles?


Yes, you're right. I'm afraid I count wooden-toy shops in the 'craft-y gift-y ' category. :oops: There's still a couple of them around though, one in King Street or thereabouts, the other just off Byres Road.
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Re: Uncovered: Old Shop Signage (temporarily revealed)

Postby Sydney Rosewater » Wed Aug 27, 2008 3:40 pm

WeegieBurd wrote: On one occasion I came out with the poisonous red bubbles in a tube!!!


With a wee straw that you used to blow into to inflate the plasticy bubbles you made?
I remember my uncle had this years ago. Wonder if you can still get them.
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