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

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

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

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

Postby JohnMessner » Thu Jan 08, 2009 12:17 pm

Thanks bcuk10,

I will contact the Glasgow Pram Centre.

I should have mentioned, I work at the Museum of Transport. This research will help one of the displays at the new Riverside Museum. The pram collection here at the Museum is well loved and this research will hopefully give the the display a stronger Glasgow feel.
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby robertpool » Thu Jan 08, 2009 6:23 pm

Here is a list of Pram Manufacturers from 1933/34. I know it's outwith your time scale but thought they might help

Babyfair, 405 Great Western Road
Babyland, 325 Victoria Road and 920 Queen’s Park
The Rapid Co, 53-59 Oswald Street and 52 Bain Street
Bow’s Emporium, 61-73 High Street
Dorothy Dix, 44 Jamaica Street
Duncan’s Ltd, St George’s Cross
R. Wylie Hill Ltd, 20 Buchanan Street
Duncan McVeau, 81 Dunlop Street
Mason, Munley & Co, 7 Midland Street
Robert Adam & Co, Agents, 19 Queen Street
Alex Pirie & C0, Agents, 3 Cadogan Street
Shaw, Walker & Co, 14-22 Union Street
A.F. Sloan & Co, 60 Seaward Street
G.C. Davidson, Tan Sad Prams Agent, 62 Robertson Street
A. Taylor & C0, 232 Sauchiehall Street
Andrew White, 148 Maryhill Road
Wylie& Lochhead, 45 Buchanan Street
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby big jim » Thu Jan 08, 2009 8:24 pm

bcuk10 wrote: I am sure Mr & Mrs stark have had pram shops since the 70s

think jim and cath have retired now :wink: it will be keith or hazel there son and daughter that are in charge :? would ask for hazel as keith is a cock :roll: i worked for em for a few yrs on the van who remembers the blue and yellow van with the4 ft baby with the rainbow coloured mohoc ::): ::): that van was a riddy :oops: shoulda payed us double for driving bout in that ::):
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby icoobaby2 » Tue Apr 14, 2009 4:09 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.


John Messner

Hey John I appreciate the work which you are doing.I have purchased Mickey sport Buggy for my baby recently from leading online baby store located in Glasgow.It is named as .I suggest you to go there so,that you can find more information about stroller and pram stores.For more details you can visit the link given below.
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Re: Baby and Prams shops in Glasgow, 1960s and 1970s

Postby calamity » Fri Jun 27, 2014 8:30 pm

There was a big pram shop at the Trongate.cant remember the name..way back in the 60s... also another one in High st near College street.. Some other weans clothes shops were Isobel Towns in Main st Brideton.. Hatricks London road at Heron st Bridgeton. the lovely shop in Duke st.. name escapes me.. they had a lovely window display, could have been Little Folk..
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