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Postby Pripyat » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:18 pm

Has anyone got any photos taken inside the former Lewis's,
Arnotts, Goldbergs?
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Postby Alex Glass » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:27 pm

Possibly on Santa's knee ::):
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Postby Pripyat » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:54 pm

Alex Glass wrote:Possibly on Santa's knee ::):


Yes Alex. I think there is a lot of folks on this forum
with the same photos ::):
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Postby glasgowken » Mon Jun 05, 2006 1:57 pm

I had one of these done, but when we went to pick it up, it was a photo of someone else :(
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Postby Pripyat » Mon Jun 05, 2006 2:40 pm

Just managed to end the debate about the stone
used on the stairwells of Lewis's. Tons of marble
everywhere.

Have found a few photos of other Lewis's stores,
but sadly no interior shots :(
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Postby Cazzie » Mon Jun 05, 2006 3:25 pm

Memories! My first permanent job was with Lewis's in Argyle St in the early eighties - when the St Enoch Centre was still a car park. What a hotbed of activity and intrigue it was - certainly a book to be written in there! It wasn't too far removed from "Are you being served?". It was a great place to work ( certainly didn't think that at the time!) with a load of real characters. Worked in training for a while and had an office on the top (sixth) floor with fabulous views over the city. A real institution - and hard to believe it existed alongside Bremners, goldbergs, Arnot Simpsons and Frasers....
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Postby tobester » Mon Jun 05, 2006 7:43 pm

My aunt worked in Goldbergs, used to remember going to meether on a saturday.

Used to love the christmas displays they done at their side entrance, all i remember of it internally was all the lifts being together with the stairs.

Wish i could go back in time and see all the 70s and 80s stuff again.
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Postby hazy » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:28 pm

tobester wrote:My aunt worked in Goldbergs, used to remember going to meether on a saturday.

Used to love the christmas displays they done at their side entrance, all i remember of it internally was all the lifts being together with the stairs.

Wish i could go back in time and see all the 70s and 80s stuff again.


Take a trip down to the CO-OP in Clydebank. The place is in a time warp.
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Postby yoker brian » Mon Jun 05, 2006 8:33 pm

The BBC uses the Clydebank Co-op to film the sketches with the 2 electrical salesmen in Chewin the Fat.

The shopping centre has been used for filming Still Game & Karen Dunbar shows as well.
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Postby ghiribizzo » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:27 pm

The two un-reproduceable smells have to be the 'old' underground and the Food Hall in the basement of Lewis's. :)
You need to be a certain age I guess... :oops:
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Postby cumbo » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:30 pm

Ground coffee ,baked ham, chocolate, cheese counter,funny how remember smells better than other senses.
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Postby Pgcc93 » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:37 pm

cumbo wrote:Ground coffee ,baked ham, chocolate, cheese counter,funny how remember smells better than other senses.


I've forever got the scent of Lewis's Food hall impregnated in my mind. It wasn't the brightest of places from what I remember, all rather subdued lighting IIRC bu the grub more than made up for it. :)
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Postby glasgowken » Mon Jun 05, 2006 10:49 pm

I loved Lewis's, it had an atmosphere all it's own. I was very sad when it closed for "improvements", to become the usual glass lifts, & escalator shite :roll:

Is it true they went under because the store wasn't ready for Christmas ?
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Postby TommyDGNR8 » Tue Jun 06, 2006 6:06 am

glasgowken wrote: Is it true they went under because the store wasn't ready for Christmas ?


In a funny sort of way, I hope that's true.

Ah! The biannual trip (birthday and Christmas) to the toy department with my dear old aunty May. Wonderful memories.

Though I never did get an Action Man helicopter.

Can anyone remember a shop across Argyll Street (possibly part of the same block as Boots) which had an old gated lift, complete with uniformed attendant, right into the 80s? Or is my memory playing tricks?
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Postby Mori » Tue Jun 06, 2006 10:06 am

Originaly posted by Crusty Bint.


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