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Uncovered: Old Shop Signs (temporarily revealed)

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 10:41 am
by red_kola
April 2008:

A new topic to being together a number of posts originally made in both the "Shop Fronts" and "Signs" threads featuring those old shops signs / advertising which are fleetingly glimpsed during renvovation works and then (often) recovered and lost to the world again... I'll be copying in relevant posts from other threads but bear with us as it's going to take some time to get them all...

SEARCH YOUR ARCHIVES AND POST THEM UP! The preservation of this ephemera is exactly what this topic is for. Cheers!

Temporarily Revealed: Old Shop Signs

PostPosted: Wed Apr 21, 2004 7:57 pm
by Fossil
Pic 1

Pic 2

Pic 3

Pic 4


PostPosted: Wed Sep 15, 2004 2:41 pm
by JamesMc
Elderpark st, Govan


JamesMc :D

PostPosted: Fri Sep 17, 2004 1:18 pm
by JamesMc
Craigton rd, Govan - William Currie


Close up William, notice nice pattern detail below name


Close up Currie


You can just about see 2 different versions painted over each other.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 07, 2006 1:57 pm
by DickyHart

Andys Grocers in Cambuslang Main Street, he removed his old sign for replacement and this was underneath, radio and electrical engineer.

Old shop front exposed

PostPosted: Wed Jan 03, 2007 8:03 pm
by scallopboy
A find on the Broomielaw thanks to the recents stormy weather.


PostPosted: Thu Jan 04, 2007 6:56 am
by scallopboy
Another I've been meaning to post for a while. It's on Argyll St


PostPosted: Fri Jan 05, 2007 10:27 pm
by AlanM
Ghost of Wimpy

Argyle Street, opposite the Ben Nevis.

PostPosted: Sun Jan 07, 2007 5:59 pm
by onyirtodd
I think this has only been exposed for the last few days.

Crap pic, sorry. Ancient camera.


PostPosted: Mon Jan 08, 2007 12:35 am
by cumbo
Great set of photos James
Here is one from the southside,I guess the recent high wind has taken the most recent one off.

PostPosted: Tue Mar 27, 2007 4:25 pm
by cumbo
Gallowgate,by the look of the signs there have been a number of shops here:

PostPosted: Wed Apr 18, 2007 10:58 am
by invy


PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 12:12 am
by Ally Doll
Argyle Street

Always cars outside when I try to get a good photo of this place :(

PostPosted: Mon Jun 11, 2007 11:51 pm
by dazza

The shop next door has now revealed its old signage as well.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:13 pm
by dimairt
I don't think this is 1950s FM. I checked the valuation roll for 1953 - not there. It's possibly 1930s when many of the shops in this area were refurbished - see the Virtual Mitchell.
I'll have another look at the valuation rolls when I'm back at work next week. One problem with them though is that they don't always say what the shop is.

Le durachd,