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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby RDR » Thu Apr 09, 2015 11:44 am

Umbrella's are Satan's invention and should be banned by any civilised society....
He advocated for the weak against the strong, the poor against the rich and labour against capital.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Bridie » Tue Apr 14, 2015 10:17 am

My fascination and infatuation with Reid &Todds is still ongoing.
Well why not? Exotic travelling accoutrements, writing desks and the lovely smell of "leather fancy goods" ( I'm safe with that comment Fossil hasn't been here for a while)
If I had a travelling machine and I set it for Glasgow Past that would be one of the shops I'd visit.

I can't find anything on the history of the store- anyone?

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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby dazza » Tue Apr 14, 2015 1:18 pm

Not Glasgow, but there are some amazing images of Jenners, Edinburgh from 1895 here.

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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Fri Apr 17, 2015 3:22 pm

Bridie wrote:My fascination and infatuation with Reid &Todds is still ongoing.
Well why not? Exotic travelling accoutrements, writing desks and the lovely smell of "leather fancy goods" ( I'm safe with that comment Fossil hasn't been here for a while)
If I had a travelling machine and I set it for Glasgow Past that would be one of the shops I'd visit.

I can't find anything on the history of the store- anyone?

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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Bridie » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:50 am

Amazing pics Dazza.

Did you see the glove department? :D
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Bridie » Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:51 am

Thanks Robert :D
Have you ever came across a web page as to the history of the store?
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:09 pm

can't say l have but l could work out when the company started and hopefully when in ceased trading if you want.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Tue Apr 21, 2015 12:53 pm

just learned that John Miller Reid, son of the owner Neil Reid was killed by the IRA in 1988. John was in the RAF and stationed in Holland at the time
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Bridie » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:24 am

robertpool wrote:just learned that John Miller Reid, son of the owner Neil Reid was killed by the IRA in 1988. John was in the RAF and stationed in Holland at the time


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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Bridie » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:27 am

robertpool wrote:can't say l have but l could work out when the company started and hopefully when in ceased trading if you want.


Please do if you can.

Be great if there was some sort of book or documentation about the history of the old shop. From it's goods to it's suppliers and customers over the years. It would have been frequented by people going on business or vacation all round the globe in a time of prosperity ( for the upper classes obviously) in Glasgow.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Bridie » Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:34 am

robertpool wrote:
you will find Reid & Todd mentioned a few times here: http://www.glasgowhistory.com/sauchiehall-street.html




Mentioned in that article too was the fact that Pettigrew and Stephens, across from Reid and Todd's, was designed by John Honeyman and John Keppie and with a cupola by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and what did they do? Knocked it down.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Wed Apr 22, 2015 8:24 pm

Bridie, read your mail

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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby RapidAssistant » Tue Apr 28, 2015 9:36 am

Bridie wrote:
robertpool wrote:
you will find Reid & Todd mentioned a few times here: http://www.glasgowhistory.com/sauchiehall-street.html




Mentioned in that article too was the fact that Pettigrew and Stephens, across from Reid and Todd's, was designed by John Honeyman and John Keppie and with a cupola by Charles Rennie Mackintosh and what did they do? Knocked it down.


Replaced by the lovely Sauchiehall Centre. Which lets face it is long overdue the wrecking ball itself......
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