The Barras and its future

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Postby bankie73 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:59 am

I used to go and buy Spectrum games in the mid 80s, I think it was two brothers who ran the stall, they would have photocopied lists of the games for sale as well as a couple of originals spread across a table for cover, you could even ask them to test the game to see if it worked as they had a couple of Speccys plugged in! These guys were computer guys and when Spectrums and Commodore comps died out they move onto Atari & Amiga's, sure sometimes when you got home they didn't work, but if you went back the next week he would give you another tape.
I also remember a really cool bootleg concert stall next to a porn mag stall, used to embarrass my mum no end when she was waiting on me buying yet another Simple Minds bootleg ::):
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Postby Vladimir » Tue Aug 29, 2006 9:03 am

they would have photocopied lists of the games for sale as well as a couple of originals spread across a table for cover


I remember my dad taking me to a place just like that in the Barras. Could have been the same one... :)
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Postby Mori » Tue Aug 29, 2006 10:40 am

http://atastudio.com/thebarrascentre.html

There was some revamping of the baras last year, but in my view the whole place needs to be leveled and redone in a proper way.

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Postby Sydney Rosewater » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:23 pm

That photo is of a precinct that was built on the site of the Moncur Street Hostel about twenty years ago. Leveling the whole barras and rebuilding it 'properly' would be a disaster.
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Postby e2wufos1 » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:35 pm

Anyone remember Glesga Harry
He sold ornaments and stuff all year round and at Christmas it was toys and if you didn't buy from him he went crazy?

I wonder what happened to him?
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Postby Mori » Tue Aug 29, 2006 3:37 pm

Why would it be a disaster ?most of the buildings are starting to fall by the wayside anyway.. which has resulted in a new masterplan for the area.

Look how successful the Forge indoor Market has become with modern stalls and trading legal. :)
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Postby HollowHorn » Tue Aug 29, 2006 7:40 pm

bankie73 wrote:I used to go and buy Spectrum games in the mid 80s, I think it was two brothers who ran the stall, they would have photocopied lists of the games for sale as well as a couple of originals spread across a table for cover, you could even ask them to test the game to see if it worked as they had a couple of Speccys plugged in! These guys were computer guys and when Spectrums and Commodore comps died out they move onto Atari & Amiga's

I was a regular visitor at that stall, in those days, pc's had little power and shitty graphics, the "Bitmap Brothers" were kings :wink:
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Postby gallowgategal » Tue Aug 29, 2006 8:02 pm

From the age of about 5 years old until I was 11 I was taken to the barras nearly every Saturday. We stayed in Easterhouse and my dad would go out first for a "quick" pint and my mum and young brother would meet him at Angelo's restauraunt, which is where Hoops is now, we'd have a full 3 course meal then wander round the barras. First stop for my comics which would be either Casper, Wendy Witch, Richie Rich or one about a skinny soldier (?) and we'd sometimes have a candy floss.
My dad having completed his weekly family duty would then escape for another few pints and my mum would drag my brother and I round Goldbergs. Every Christmas Eve my older sister would take me with her while she hunted for last minute pressies. I loved those days :)
Since I have lived in the Gallowgate for the last 11 years I have only been to the barras about three times !
have I missed anything ???
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Postby HollowHorn » Sun Sep 10, 2006 1:08 am

McShad wrote:I'll post my opinions tomorrow... too tired tonight
Since I'm possibly the only barras trader on this forums :)

Cheers, son :wink:
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Postby Dexter St. Clair » Sun Sep 10, 2006 7:59 am

First stop for my comics which would be either Casper, Wendy Witch, Richie Rich or one about a skinny soldier (?) and we'd sometimes have a candy floss.


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Postby tobester » Sun Sep 10, 2006 10:07 am

bankie73 wrote:I used to go and buy Spectrum games in the mid 80s, I think it was two brothers who ran the stall, they would have photocopied lists of the games for sale as well as a couple of originals spread across a table for cover, you could even ask them to test the game to see if it worked as they had a couple of Speccys plugged in! These guys were computer guys and when Spectrums and Commodore comps died out they move onto Atari & Amiga's, sure sometimes when you got home they didn't work, but if you went back the next week he would give you another tape.


I remember them too, but was mainly ST games i got, there used to be 3 or 4 of them dotted about the place. Youd pay for the game and about 10-mins later theyd come back with the disk.
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Postby McShad » Mon Sep 11, 2006 6:04 am

Blatent spam time.... I'll offer hidden glasgow members a discount ::):
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Postby Mori » Tue Sep 12, 2006 10:50 am

Get Yer Afishial sports soaks here, dont be shy givem a try. :D

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Postby cheesylion » Tue Sep 12, 2006 11:10 am

Mori wrote:Get Yer Afishial sports soaks here, dont be shy givem a try. :D

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Postby glasgowken » Tue Sep 12, 2006 12:09 pm

I'm going off topic a wee bit, sorry.
Someone told me about a great collectors market near Anderston or thereabouts, does anyone have more info ?
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