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PostPosted: Thu Feb 12, 2004 6:46 pm
by DickyHart
i rememember being taken as a child into here at glasgow cross, the london road side if memory serves, the place was amazing, does anyone know what happened to the exhibits in there? i think the room that it used still exist above the furntiure shop that is in the building now. On the railway bridge there used to be a huge sign pointing to it.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 10:13 am
by Jazza
when was this roughly?

I don't remember it myself, but it might help to jog someones memory.

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:07 pm
by helsinki
Krazy House was a large clothes shop at Glasgow cross in business during the late 6o's and 70's. as a boy me and my mates used to go and goggle at the babes who go go danced in cages suspended from the cieling. There was security on the doors to keep the oglers out if I remember correctly

PostPosted: Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:32 pm
by DickyHart
I think it closed around 1984, there was stuff you could put coins into and they would move about, like laughing clowns, marching soldiers and music making machines and other weird stuff, no memory of go-go dancers unfortunatly.

PostPosted: Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:41 am
by Kirsty
I don't reall the go go dancers but I remember the laughing policeman in the window .


PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2004 7:16 pm
by Fossil
yeh i remember it, It had loads of stuff, clockwork in cases, trains moving. When the shop closed it moved to a smaller shop just round the corner. I wonder what happened to all that stuff? Someone must have it I hope.

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2004 7:16 pm
by DVF
The only memory I have of the place was the little race track which constantly had cars going round it with no visible means of propulsion. It totally amazed me, stood there for ages trying to work out what made the cars move. I think it was part of the cash desk, I remember getting in everyones way as they were trying to pay for their goods. It was right beside the door to the stairs. I think that was the second floor.


Krazy House

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:30 am
by LWP
Remember the Corporation advertising buses started in the 70s? The first two were Barclaycard and Yellow Pages.

There was also a Krazy House bus - I seem to remember it being purplish. Having read through most of the forum by now, I feel confident in confessing that I was a childhood bus-spotter. Catharsis in later life! Hurrah!!

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 10:44 am
by Schiehallion
Are you sure this was at Glasgow Cross? Remember Krazy Kuts was at Glasgow Cross where London Rd and Gallowgate split.

PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2004 12:01 pm
by Fossil
Schiehallion wrote:Are you sure this was at Glasgow Cross? Remember Krazy Kuts was at Glasgow Cross where London Rd and Gallowgate split.


cant remember were i got the pic

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 5:02 pm
by DickyHart
No Krazy Kuts was way nothing like the krazy house

PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 10:22 pm
by Schiehallion
DickyHart wrote:No Krazy Kuts was wax nothing like the krazy house

What does that mean??

PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:31 pm
by gap74
For anyone who missed this pic over in the pre-modernisation subway thread...

This is from a pic of St Enoch subway station just before it closed for modernisation in 1977. I've also got one from 1981 which was taken in Gordon St and seems to have Krazy House ads in the background.

Full details of the book the pic comes from (highly recommended!) are in the original thread over in the Projects forum.



PostPosted: Wed Aug 04, 2004 6:39 pm
by gap74
The other pic I was talking about - this is from a 1981 book simply called Glasgow. It's a collection of pictures by Douglas Corrance, with text by Edward Boyd, long out of print but can still be found in charity shops and the like from time to time.

This would appear to show that Krazy House took out ads in the window of the BR booking office in Central Station!



PostPosted: Thu Aug 05, 2004 5:34 pm
by Caltonboy
Hi all

I remember the crazy house and i can verify that the go go dancers were indeed there.

I loved the place as a kid and have many happy memories of it.

dont think my maw ever bought anything from it , we just went to pass time :D