Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

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Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby JohnMessner » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:19 am

Greetings all and Happy New Year

I am currently doing some research into baby and prams shops here in Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s.

Places like Mrs Diack’s in Arglye Arcade, Babyland on Victoria Road or Babyfair on Great Western Road.

I would like to find out more about how the shops were laid out, what they sold, and who worked in them.

I would be especially interested in speaking to former employees of these or similar shops or people who bought their prams, toys and baby clothes at these types of shops.

I am happy to discuss my research with anyone interested or who might have information for my project.

Please get in touch if you think you could be of help. I would be most appreciative.

Cheers

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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby JohnMessner » Wed Jan 07, 2009 9:30 am

Of course, it was Mrs Diacks in Argyle Aracde

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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Fossil » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:39 am

Best thread of 2009 so far!
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Dexter St. Clair » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:04 pm

Could I suggest you may be better off posting on Glasgow Guide. There are a number of pram pushers and pram faces on there who should be able to recall pram shops. They do nothing else but recall.

I of course had a Silver Cross. My fellows on HG were pushed around in front facing buggies which explains many of their failings.

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from left to right. PC PG93, OYT wondering how good the springs on the pram were, my beloved nanny Crawfie, my teacher Professor Montessorri, her assistant Mitzi Steiner holding onto my brother Sinclair, my sister Hedi Lamar St. Clair and our Grammama Baker keeping a tight grip on her bitch Westie.
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:14 pm

That's not a Westie
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Fossil » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:46 pm

Thats no his nanny
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Lucky Poet » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:48 pm

Dex, that's a lot of nonsense. I was never put in a front-facing contraption, but I'm still developmentally stunted and anxious.
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Josef » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:52 pm

Can I just compliment Dex on the impressive number of in-jokes, educational and otherwise, he managed to squeeze into a few short sentences? :D
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Fossil » Wed Jan 07, 2009 7:57 pm

yes.
I vote Dexter for moderatorship! 8)
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Josef » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:51 pm

Seconded.
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Dave » Wed Jan 07, 2009 8:53 pm

Thirded, for what it might be worth so perhaps not a lot
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Mori » Wed Jan 07, 2009 10:26 pm

hmmmm :|
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby HollowHorn » Wed Jan 07, 2009 11:14 pm

Josef wrote:Can I just compliment Dex on the impressive number of in-jokes, educational and otherwise, he managed to squeeze into a few short sentences? :D

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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby bcuk10 » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:06 am

JohnMessner wrote:Greetings all and Happy New Year

I am currently doing some research into baby and prams shops here in Glasgow in the 1960s and 1970s.

Places like Mrs Diack’s in Arglye Arcade, Babyland on Victoria Road or Babyfair on Great Western Road.

I would like to find out more about how the shops were laid out, what they sold, and who worked in them.

I would be especially interested in speaking to former employees of these or similar shops or people who bought their prams, toys and baby clothes at these types of shops.

I am happy to discuss my research with anyone interested or who might have information for my project.

Please get in touch if you think you could be of help. I would be most appreciative.

Cheers

John Messner


you could try the Glasgow pram centre along at the Barras I am sure Mr & Mrs stark have had pram shops since the 70s (its a family run shop) i also remember the nursery dept in the basement of John Menzies store in Argyle st (now tescos)
I worked in John Menzies as a porter and went along to the Glasgow pram centre as they repaired buggies now and again.
And there used to be a pram show in January with the latest models being displayed i think it was held in the McLellan Galleries in Sauchiehall street


http://www.glasgowpramcentre.co.uk/shop/index.php
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby Poissons Ratio » Thu Jan 08, 2009 2:16 am

Fossil wrote:yes.
I vote Dexter for moderatorship! 8)

Oh dear. And from a moderator too?

What is it the moderators do on here to earn their spurs?? :?


If this is indicitive of the quality of poster around here (componded, I see, yet again by the regular forum troll 'josef' - not for the first time) then, at least, it confirms one thing to me - i.e. never post on this cesspit again...

So unnecessary. :cry:
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