Great Western Road

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Postby bearkit » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:35 am

Fireman wrote:
bearkit wrote: I think that tenement was owned by Frasers but I could be wrong (something rings a bell about Pettigrew and Stevens... think they may have been part of the Frasers group?? )


I remember it was Wood & Selby stores that occupied both sides of St Georges Rd at the cross - does that help?


aye... Wood and Selby; that'd be it! I knew it was something and something! I think it was my grannie worked in Pettigrew and Steven's but that was probably in the toon.

Thanks for clarifying that.....
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Postby bearkit » Thu Mar 01, 2007 1:38 am

red_kola wrote:
Fireman wrote:
bearkit wrote: I think that tenement was owned by Frasers but I could be wrong (something rings a bell about Pettigrew and Stevens... think they may have been part of the Frasers group?? )


I remember it was Wood & Selby stores that occupied both sides of St Georges Rd at the cross - does that help?

Annoyingly just out of shot...
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Another cracking photo! You can make out the signage for Wood and Selby.

Just looking at the quality of those tenements that were demolished - they looked half decent, and really only a few needed to be removed for the ring road. With hindsight it was a catastrophe that a lot of these buildings were pulled down.
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Wood & Selby's

Postby dimairt » Thu Mar 01, 2007 6:46 pm

The first one shows the W & S stores on both sides of the road. I've added an advert from a Metropole programme.

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Re: Great Western Road

Postby hound dog » Sat Dec 22, 2012 5:19 pm

Back to the 1972 fire - came across this site that has a detailed account of the fire written by a rookie fireman at the time who was off duty. Also contains a number of drawings and photos

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/history/maryhill-road-firep

Thinking it may may have been Fireman who wrote this up?
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Re: Great Western Road

Postby Fireman » Sat Dec 22, 2012 9:50 pm

hound dog wrote:Back to the 1972 fire - came across this site that has a detailed account of the fire written by a rookie fireman at the time who was off duty. Also contains a number of drawings and photos

http://www.fireservice.co.uk/history/maryhill-road-firep

Thinking it may may have been Fireman who wrote this up?


Yup, that was me - in the days before I was skilled in computer generated drawings, you can tell can't you. :oops:
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Re: Great Western Road

Postby hound dog » Sun Dec 23, 2012 1:12 pm

Fireman wrote:[

Yup, that was me - in the days before I was skilled in computer generated drawings, you can tell can't you. :oops:


It's brilliant :D I'd just returned from the Mitchell where I had been checking out the newspapers accounts of the fire and then decided to see if I could find anything online about it - would have been better to check online first :roll:

I've been researching the area for a while (in a strictly amateur manner) and there are plans afoot for a Woodside Heritage Trail. I had a rummage through the local history box in the library and attempted to put stuff into some kind of order . Then I asked the staff if they could set up a wee local history section on a few shelves, and they were very helpful. Hope to try and develop it a wee bit over coming months. So, I'll be looking for any interesting material that locals might have that is not currently in the public domain :)
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Re: Great Western Road

Postby Fireman » Sun Dec 23, 2012 9:41 pm

hound dog wrote:It's brilliant :D I'd just returned from the Mitchell where I had been checking out the newspapers accounts of the fire and then decided to see if I could find anything online about it - would have been better to check online first :roll:


That's very generous of you, thank you. :D
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Re: Great Western Road

Postby robertpool » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:27 am

check out my Glasgow collection at: http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertpool/sets/
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Re: Great Western Road

Postby hound dog » Mon Dec 24, 2012 4:57 pm

Thanks for that Bobby - love the one looking up Gt Western Rd :D Must have another look at David's photos and see what's in there - checked them out when you first posted the link and I remember there was lots of good stuff, but just can't remember what all was there.....
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Re: Great Western Road

Postby tinapaul » Tue Nov 01, 2016 10:29 am

Just came across this posting. I was in the Maryhill fire when I was 10 years old and still remember it to this day. We lived directly above the shop... Sure it was Trident. The shop was a new shop which was being setup. We lived on a high back and I was playing outside when I spotted fire and burning paper coming out the vent from the shop that went up to the roof. I remember running up and telling my mum then all the neighbours including the lady at the top who died in the fire.
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