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Shopping Arcades

Postby Bridie » Tue Mar 12, 2013 3:47 pm

Ok HG geniuses any info on all the resplendent old Shopping Arcades of the past?

Argyle Arcade - the only remaining one and "Europe’s oldest covered shopping arcade and Scotland's first ever indoor shopping mall"
http://www.argyll-arcade.com/history.htm

Queen Arcade Renfrew Street (no plaque remains telling Glasgow that Bridie got her hair ribbons here from a man who stood at the entrance with a tray like the ice cream seller at the cinema)

exterior entrance next to the Camp Bar
http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSA00972

interior
http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSA00973

Anything on the Wellington Arcade which was an extension of the Queen Arcade ?
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Doug » Tue Mar 12, 2013 5:28 pm

When I was a kid I loved the Argyll arcade and it was a treat when you were taken there. I recall a famous shop which I think may have been called the Argyll model shop and it was a mecca for all kids interested in models especially model railways. I could be wrong here but I think there was an entrance to a big department store called Wylie Hills from the arcade or perhaps just outside of it. In my adulthood and still living in Glasgow I worked for a well known quality jewellers called Laings. Although I was based in their main Renfield Street shop I would occasionally be put into their arcade shop if it was very busy. Nowadays people do their main shopping in the big superstores and out of town centres like the Braehead Centre but when I was young visits to the town centre shops was the norm, very fond memories !!
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby mercury » Tue Mar 12, 2013 7:24 pm

It was the Clyde Model Dockyard.
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Fossil » Tue Mar 12, 2013 8:36 pm

Hang on I think there is a thread about this - can anyone confirm?
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Doug » Tue Mar 12, 2013 9:55 pm

mercury wrote:It was the Clyde Model Dockyard.


Dead right. What a wally I am. Thanks for the correction. Cheers
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby mercury » Tue Mar 12, 2013 11:11 pm

I think a shop opened at the Central Bridge under the same name.
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Bridie » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:09 am

Fossil wrote:Hang on I think there is a thread about this - can anyone confirm?

I couldn't find any. I looked under shopping and arcade.
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Sharon » Wed Mar 13, 2013 8:06 am

Unusually for me my human search facility seems to have functioned this morning, this is probably the thread mentioned? > viewtopic.php?f=3&t=4109
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Bridie » Wed Mar 13, 2013 2:33 pm

Thanks - have I posted my pic of me standing at Lewis's toy department with santa and a white dove? 8O

I was thinking more along the lines of the old Victorian/Edwardian arcades eg Argyle/Queen and Wellington.
Were there anymore?
I found a pic of the entrance (exit) of the Wellington arcade however I'm confused - it was supposed to run from the Queen arcade down through where FW Woolworths used to be - I can't visualise this any ideas?

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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Bridie » Thu Mar 14, 2013 9:55 pm

Right I'm on my own here ::):

I just can't figure out how that picture of that entrance to that Arcade could have linked up with the one in Cambridge St.

When I google map 66 Sauchiehall Street it doesn't look like those buildings.
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Vinegar Tom » Sun Mar 17, 2013 9:49 pm

Bridie,

The following article is from James Cowan's " From Glasgow's Treasure Chest"

Hopefully helpfull with respect to your original post :-) . The index of the book refers to: Miller's or Saltmarket Arcade, Crown Arcade , Queen Arcade , Argyll Arcade , Wellington Arcade , Campbell Arcade , Union Arcade , London Street Arcade , Hope Street or Royal Arcade , Milton or Stewart Street Arcade .

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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby beneld » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:22 pm

The Whats on section of this forum has a great picture of the Argyll Arcade entrance and the opening times for a related exhibition starting tomorrow ( March 18th ) . LINK
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Mori » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:29 pm

This wee arcade on dumbarton road within the Kelvinhall subway station. There are images on Hg of the original arcade somewhere.

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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby Bridie » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:40 pm

Vinegar Tom
Thats what I call a response - many thanks - I look forward to reading that :D and reading the book when next I'm over.
I had no idea there had been so many arcades in Glasgow.

Beneld excellent pic - excellent detail - the man walking towards the entrance with what looks like a mannequin - is he looking directly at the camera? - it looks a bit strange!
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Re: Shopping Arcades

Postby beneld » Sun Mar 17, 2013 10:54 pm

Long exposure making the body blur when they move
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