Beco Building

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Postby pwm437 » Sat Apr 21, 2007 5:59 pm

Peekay wrote:I HH's first piccie does anyone know what the building next to it was? (where the "Park Here" sign is) It's been an awfy strange shape!


The address was 70/78 Kingston Street and in 1928 it was the premises of Cooper, McDougall & Robertson, who were agricultural chemists, and it was their warehouse. It was accessed through a pend.
By 1948 it was the premises of Keiller Gavin Shanks, shipwrights. The steep pitch of the line of the roof that can be seen on the west gable of the Beco building, would suggest glazed sky;ights giving light from facing south, into a loft area used as a workspace.
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Postby HollowHorn » Sat Apr 21, 2007 9:05 pm

Excellent question, excellent answer, well done, yoose two, :!: 8) :cry:
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Postby Peekay » Sun Apr 22, 2007 10:41 am

Thanks pwm! And for anyone else whose wondering I'll save you the google;

- open-ended passageway through a building; usually vehicular as against close which is pedestrian. Originally a Scots word for an archway, as distinct from an open lane or vennel.
See close, alley.

New word to me, but you see lots of them about! I'll try and use it in a sentence today!

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Re: Beco Building

Postby MungoDundas » Sun Dec 25, 2011 12:40 pm

Xmas Grtz to y'all,

Got some fair priced last minute gift type clothing bargains of a certain style at
Beco Clothing Wholesale yesterday 24-12-2011.

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