Next to that was a Coopers (I think it was Coopers) and round the corner a butcher and dairy. The Coopers was brilliant, there were large blocks of butter on wooden counter. Your bit was taken off with wooden paddles and then shaped into blocks. It was then wrapped in greaseproof paper. The floor was bare wood. Fabulous!
Tamandee wrote:At the bottom of the street there was a chip shop, and next to that a sweetie shop which sold bundles of sticks for the fire, shoe polish, string, sachets of shampoo, brushesand loads of other stuff all in wee boxes stacked up behind the counter.
Mori wrote:I came across this little artefact i aquired quite some time go, i found it in my attic the other day and have decided to post it up as a starter to a subject on tenement life in Glasgow.
I was born in a ground floor tenement in bridgton (Greenhead Street) i have fond memories of that place with Glasgow green accross the road and richmond park just along the rd... but of my best memories was playing in the back yard climbing the bin sheds and drainpaipes with the local kids and(Home made go-carts) through one close to another.racing bogeys
My parents moved to a teraced house in the 60s but i always went back to my previous house as it had so many great memories
Who has memories of their tenemental life and that have moved on to terraces later in life.
I think you must mean Sibbalds. They sold sweets and things on one side of the shop and fruit and veg on the other. Also I remember Dobbie's the butcher, and Mary Whitelaw's wee grocery shop which was on Burnhouse St at the top end of Balfour St., MacNeilly the newsagent was at the bottom of Balfour st and a wee dairy was opposite that. My gawd but you've got my brain working overtime here Tamandee.
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