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Postby Ally Doll » Fri Jun 23, 2006 8:27 pm

Pripyat wrote:My Kitten, that's probably right. Can remember the
Sauchiehall Centre as a kid from about the age of
6 or 7. Laterley it became really shabby before
it's closure. I don't think Sauchiehall Street as a
shopping area is as nice as it used to be.


I liked the Sauchiehall Centre as a kid, all the fountains and the greeny light there.

Sauchiehall Street has too much "street furniture" these days, plus the part outside McDonalds was really really sticky on Saturday. :?
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Postby mairead » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:50 pm

Does anyone remember Dallas's which was situated in Cowcaddens. I think a multi storey car park now stands on the spot, either that or flats. Dallas's dosappeared way back at the beginning of the seventies I think.
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Postby cheesylion » Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:59 pm

Ally Doll wrote:Sauchiehall Street has too much "street furniture" these days, plus the part outside McDonalds was really really sticky on Saturday. :?


Not just that but how bloody BUSY was it on Saturday!! I walked from the Charing Cross end down to the concert hall and it took me ages, I know it was a Saturday and all, but it's not usually that bad!!
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Postby tobester » Tue Jun 27, 2006 5:30 pm

AlanM wrote:I remember the clock in the Sauchiehall Centre which performed on the hour, with crowds of folk waiting from 5 minutes to the hour, sadly it was removed when they put the fountains in the basement area.


I can remember it too, used to go up town as a treat with my parents, was a visit to woolies (the original one), then into sauchiehall street.
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Postby allyharp » Tue Jun 27, 2006 9:33 pm

I remember a similar hourly event in Clydebank shopping centre.
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Postby ibtg » Tue Jun 27, 2006 10:18 pm

I remember Dallas's.

I bought a woollen herringbone-patterned coat in there, in the sale, with £4 from my first proper wage packet in 1970.
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Postby Ally Doll » Thu Dec 28, 2006 3:10 pm

Ally Doll wrote:
Pripyat wrote:My Kitten, that's probably right. Can remember the
Sauchiehall Centre as a kid from about the age of
6 or 7. Laterley it became really shabby before
it's closure. I don't think Sauchiehall Street as a
shopping area is as nice as it used to be.


I liked the Sauchiehall Centre as a kid, all the fountains and the greeny light there.

Sauchiehall Street has too much "street furniture" these days, plus the part outside McDonalds was really really sticky on Saturday. :?


An example of said fountains and greeny light, courtesy of my dad letting me scan his pictures while I was at home:

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Postby Field Marshall Shug » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:45 pm

Lewis's's's's's' was Christmas present heaven for kids; mechano, lego, kerplunk.

As a side-issue on big shops, earlier in the year I was going up the big Virgin Megastore escalator with my Sainsburys shopping bag and my pasta jar came out the bag right at the top and bounced down and smashed. If someone had been behind me there could have been a Begbie 'Some Lassie Joost Gote Glessed!' incident. It smashed at the bottom and I came straight back down on the other escalator and out the shop. It happened so quick that it must have looked like a protest of some kind. No one knew where the pasta came from; Italy I suppose.
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Postby glasgowken » Thu Dec 28, 2006 10:51 pm

This is a well known photie, but i'm sticking it on anyway :-) It's from the top of Lewis's.

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Postby HollowHorn » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:53 pm

Kenny, ffs!!! My all time favourite Glasgow phoatie! ::): ::): ::):
Really, I love this one, it has everything I love about glasgow in it.

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Postby glasgowken » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:57 pm

Your version is better :wink: I think I scanned it out of a book or something, found it on the computer.
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Postby HollowHorn » Thu Dec 28, 2006 11:58 pm

I got mine from..errr..emm, the Sunday Post :wink:
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Postby Josef » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:01 am

HollowHorn wrote:I got mine from..errr..emm, the Sunday Post :wink:


Daily Record, Sunday Post.......

Anything to declare on the People's Friend, HH?
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Postby glasgowken » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:03 am

Don't admit it :o Quick deny everything :wink:
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Postby HollowHorn » Fri Dec 29, 2006 12:03 am

Josef wrote: Sunday Post....Anything to declare on the People's Friend, HH?

Jist covrin' ma tracks err, Josef :wink:
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