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Irn Bru

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:00 pm
by Pgcc93
Found this pic of the last Irn Bru sign that used to be situated on the roofspace of Glasgow Central Station.

I took this pic in December 1984, it's not very clear but those of you who remember it will figure it out. It's just above the 'Bell's' whiskey sign. Also long gone.

Anyone got a picture of the previous Advert, I think it was 'Ba Bru' or sumit? a wee red indian fella, was there in the 1970's IIRC.


PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:11 pm
by Ronnie
I remember the signs well. Yes, and Ba Bru was about as PC as the Robertson's jam character! Another contemporary was Abdul Abul-bul Amir, a cartoon character who advertised some brand of beer or other. (I was wee, and all beers tasted uniformly horrible. Unlike today, obviously).
Don't ask me where I read this, but there are plans afoot for a one million pound extremely high tech laser sign for the same place on the roof of Central Station ... Anybody know more?
Best, Ronnie

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 10:56 pm
by Woolly Joss
There is a new sign in the same place as the Irn Bru sign used to be, don't know when it was installed but I noticed it the other night when walking down Renfield Street.

Advertising Coca Cola I think, Ba Bru must be turning in his grave!

PostPosted: Sun Feb 22, 2004 11:17 pm
by Pgcc93
Yeah! Woolly I just noticed that new sign
a couple of weeks ago.

Too bad 'Irn Bru' outsells any other brand of soft drink
in only one place in the whole world. Yup! Scotland.....
My heart bleeds for the global multi-national Cola Co. that
just can't quite cut it with us free thinking Scots.

There's a lot to be said about buying home produce etc.
Ok! the stuff we drink might be perhaps bottled in Manchester,
but Barr's have kept the identity without selling out.....err!

PostPosted: Mon Feb 23, 2004 8:10 pm
by Fossil
that’s a excellent photo Pgcc93
been looking for one for a while
was the whisky name Cutty Sark? it just rings a bell in my head, I’m sure there is a post card of the original somewhere does anyone have a picture of the original?

PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 11:15 am
by crusty_bint
That's not a BT building. The technology on the top is whats left of Atlantic Telecom coms network. They operated from a few floors in that building a few years back (thats where ur line got cut off if u hadnt paid ur bill!)... till they went bust! After that, there was no money left to take down the sat-rigs etc

Always thought it a pity about Atlantic... theyr wireless technology was revolutionary!

PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:51 pm
by Fossil
:oops: :oops:
at last i have the Power of Pictures


PostPosted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 7:26 pm
by Kirsty
They should have left the 80's one alone!!!!

I used it to get the time long before I got my didgie watch !!!


PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 3:19 pm
by Kirsty
If that was my boy perched on the roof I would be demanding compo!!!

That is the very one thanks.


PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 5:23 pm
by crusty_bint
:)!!! Can u imagine if they were to do that these days... U'd hav Claire short at ur door!!! ::): ::): ::): ::): ::):

PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2004 6:54 pm
by Fossil
Health and Safety pah ::):
...did Kylie no use those shorts in her video? 8O

PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2004 11:56 am
by Pgcc93
The young Jesus Sandal'ed gymnast don't look to clever In my opinion ::):

Ok! Who is this youngster? he must be 30 by now. You know who you are, drop us a line and tell us the story behind the pic. And I promise never to mention the 'Sandals' ever again :twisted:

PostPosted: Wed Oct 27, 2004 5:15 pm
by teclo
I have the little clock to commemorate the sign. I think they had some sort of special event for it when it was replaced and they made a handful of clocks for it. My dad worked for the Evening times at the time, maybe it was the Sunday Mail then and he managed to bag one for me. Still works :) makes a nice *tick* sound.

PostPosted: Sat Oct 21, 2006 8:00 pm
by Josef
Modern Fossil wrote:Image

Please tell me that isn't John Gordon Sinclair.

PostPosted: Sun Oct 22, 2006 12:44 pm
by crusty_bint