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Postby aja007 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:10 am

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




I thought they used the old Robertson's store in Great Western Road?
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Postby aja007 » Mon Oct 28, 2013 9:14 am

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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?


The Argyle Market had a gated, attended lift longer than anywhere else I can remember.

I remember them in Arnott's and Fraser's as well although they were upgraded and made self service.



I think you mean Stirling's (before it became the Argyle Market in 1983). They had a gated lift with an attendant but most shoppers preferred the stairs due to the "scent" of the attendant! 8O
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby The Egg Man » Mon Oct 28, 2013 11:31 am

There is, or was, a gated lift in the stair tucked into House of Fraser on Argyle St.

The stair runs to Remnant Kings and more, including a few charities. Some charities have bailed out in recent years because, despite there being a lift in the building, there are 3-4 stairs from the street to the lift, making the building inaccessible to wheelchair users and others.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby calamity » Thu Oct 31, 2013 2:56 pm

I used to get sent by my work to deliver mail to places in the town and there was a place near Boots with a gated lift. but I think there were quite a few of them in the big buildings .Does anyone remember the Colosseum shop.. in Jamaica st...
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Thu Oct 31, 2013 10:06 pm

check out my Glasgow collection at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertpool/sets/
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby calamity » Fri Nov 01, 2013 9:54 am

Great photo there..... I remember the big skylight but thought in my mind it was a dome..
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby RapidAssistant » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:07 pm

Where was the Colosseum? At the Jury's Inn site, or across the road where Matalan/Currys etc is today?

I remember a building down there - the one between the Arnotts building and Howard Street getting burnt to the ground sometime in the late '80s/early '90s but I can't remember what it was before.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Targer » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:31 pm

It looks like the inside of an IKEA store?
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby calamity » Mon Nov 04, 2013 2:52 pm

It was on the other side of the road from Arnotts in Jamaica st... a smashing big shop... but for some reason I was never in there much. http://www.housefraserarchive.ac.uk/company/?id=c0712

http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/recor ... em=1055862

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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Mon Nov 04, 2013 10:41 pm

was this the former 'Polytechnic Hall'? John Anderson had moved out years before to the Royal Polytechnic Warehouse in Argyle Street and the old 'Polytechnic Hall' may have been renamed by the new owners.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Scotty100 » Tue Nov 05, 2013 1:47 pm

When I was a wee boy my mother worked in Bow's Dept Store just at the bottom of High St.
She used to think it was far superior to that "Goldbergs place" along the road where people could actually "buy things" before they had the money.
It really was just like Grace Brothers with a very specific hierarchy among the staff and the departments .
I remember being taken in to meet my mum on my birthday to choose a new toy car. They were not Dinky or Matchbox but a brand called Spot On. No one seems to have heard of them but I thought they were just the best.
Great days, great memories (perhaps that was just the view through my rose tinted specs) and what a different way of shopping back then.

Any one remember the place or remember Spot-On cars

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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby calamity » Tue Nov 05, 2013 11:34 pm

Remember Bows well, a nice shop with lovely furniture.. Dont know about that Robert, I only knew Lewis s as the poly years ago..
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Bridie » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:02 pm

Some great poster adverts for Reid & Todd - scroll down

http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic ... 7&start=20
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Fat Cat » Wed Apr 08, 2015 9:16 pm

Bridie wrote:Some great poster adverts for Reid & Todd - scroll down

http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic ... 7&start=20


"An important event in the umbrella world"

Crickey! How did we miss it?
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Bridie » Wed Apr 08, 2015 10:49 pm

Fat Cat wrote:
Bridie wrote:Some great poster adverts for Reid & Todd - scroll down

http://www.925-1000.com/forum/viewtopic ... 7&start=20


"An important event in the umbrella world"

Crickey! How did we miss it?


And
according to "Scouting for Boys: A Handbook for Instruction in Good Citizenship" circa 1908

Reid & Todd patented The Umbrella Star Map - "an ordinary umbrella with all the stars in their proper places in the inside. This map can be correctly set for any day of the year and any hour showing the approximate positions of the stars"

Gosh 8O

https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=bGi ... la&f=false
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