Mortuary on Sauchiehall St

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Mortuary on Sauchiehall St

Postby allyharp » Mon Oct 26, 2009 10:47 am

Someone told a friend that the basement of the building containing the Bier Hof on Sauchiehall St was once a mortuary. This one here

Sounds like shite to me, but has anyone ever heard anything similar?
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Re: Mortuary on Sauchiehall St

Postby stinkpad » Mon Oct 26, 2009 12:48 pm

I was under the impression that what used to be the Cooler bar on Pitt street used to be a mortuary.

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Re: Mortuary on Sauchiehall St

Postby dmf » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:02 pm

If memory serves me right, Wylie & Lochhead Undertakers used to have premises just round the corner in Pitt Street and before the lane that runs at the back of Sauchiehall Street. It is feasible that their premises, including chapel of rest at the front of the shop, ran quite a way back into the rear of all the buildings in the surrounding area. Therefore it is possible that the mortuary part of the business is now the premises you are interested in.


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Re: Mortuary on Sauchiehall St

Postby Autolycus » Mon Oct 26, 2009 7:07 pm

dmf wrote:If memory serves me right, Wylie & Lochhead Undertakers used to have premises just round the corner in Pitt Street .....................

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I believe they're still there.
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Re: Mortuary on Sauchiehall St

Postby floweredpig » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:04 pm

Some of the bars on Sauchiehall St are like mortuaries.
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Re: Mortuary on Sauchiehall St

Postby Ronnie » Mon Oct 26, 2009 9:52 pm

stinkpad wrote:I was under the impression that what used to be the Cooler bar on Pitt street used to be a mortuary.


Agreed. W&L had its offices at ground level and a "cooler" in the basement. Hence the bar name.
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