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Postby Apollo » Sat Jun 25, 2005 1:26 pm

Our little round friend is alive and well in Shettleston, just down from the old baths, as pictured recently:

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Postby allyharp » Sat Jun 25, 2005 5:46 pm

I've got a keyring. Right next to a Glasgow's Alive badge:
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Postby Snapshot » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:09 pm

A regards the belfast-style pic, I reckon it's just roond from my hoose, on pollockshaws road.

that sign will be for queens park station, i reckon?

any ideas if i'm right?
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Postby mrlipring » Tue Jun 28, 2005 8:35 pm

Snapshot wrote:A regards the belfast-style pic, I reckon it's just roond from my hoose, on pollockshaws road.

that sign will be for queens park station, i reckon?

any ideas if i'm right?


You could be right, yep. :)
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Postby JYC » Wed Jun 29, 2005 10:14 pm

Just found this on the Glasgow City Council Website

http://www.glasgow.gov.uk/en/YourCounci ... better.htm
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Postby lightbody » Sat Jul 09, 2005 10:21 pm

I've still got a little pile of unused stickers... somewhere...
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Postby uk » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:03 am

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Re: Glasgow Smiles Better

Postby weedgie_bored » Tue Nov 15, 2005 10:53 am

Sharon wrote:Does anyone have any photos of the Glasgow Smailes Better banner that hung on the big gasometers at springburn when entering the city westbound on the M8????

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Not telling my grannie how to suck eggs, but is it not Provan gasworks at Blackhill you mean?
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Re: Glasgow Smiles Better

Postby Mori » Mon Jun 23, 2008 10:50 am

Evening Times

Mr Happy: 25 years on

IT is 25 years this week since the launch of one of the country's most successful and enduring marketing slogans.
In the first of a three-part series IAIN LUNDY looks back at how Glasgow's Miles Better was born.
GLASGOW was still saddled with a "No Mean City" image of gang violence, deprivation and growing unemployment as its industry fell apart.
But in June 1983 salvation came in the most unlikely form - a clever marketing slogan and a little yellow cartoon character with a smiley face.

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Re: Glasgow Smiles Better

Postby Apollo » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:53 am

The BBC has noticed the anniversary as well, and run an article on it too...

Why Glasgow was 'miles better'
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Re: Glasgow Smiles Better

Postby samscafeamericain » Mon Jun 23, 2008 11:59 am

Apollo wrote:The BBC has noticed the anniversary as well, and run an article on it too...

Why Glasgow was 'miles better'


remember the slogan in various languages for that well travelled Glaswegian..'Le Mejour de le mejour' (I fink)
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