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Postby Simba » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:39 pm

swavmcav wrote:Paisley's - how could I forget?

School uniforms for evey school on the planet and I think, strange as it sounds now, Glasgow University uniforms....black and yellow blasers, ties and scarfs. My mum has one.

Students dressed smart in those days.....


Yep, my mum often mentions Paisley's, and separately, GU uniforms! It sounds so funny to think you dressed up to go to uni, but she said she liked having a uniform!
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Postby gallowgategal » Wed Jun 21, 2006 7:56 pm

tobester wrote:Never know gallowgategal you might have worked with her

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Might have, I was only a young thing then :roll:
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Postby tobester » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:00 pm

She was probably in her early 40s

But you're as young as who u feel gallowgategal

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Postby gallowgategal » Wed Jun 21, 2006 8:08 pm

tobester wrote:She was probably in her early 40s

But you're as young as who u feel gallowgategal

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Boom, boom as Basil Brush would say ::):
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Postby Fat Cat » Fri Jun 23, 2006 11:37 am

I hate Debenhams. It's a soulless shop where I constantly get lost.

I did like Lewis's. Loved those triangular chocolate biscuits they used to sell.

I worked in Arnotts but in the Sauchiehall Street branch in the restaurant. Oh for the days were they dropped the mince pie out of the oven, it went all over the floor, they just scooped it up and put a new crust on it!

The same woman came in every Saturday, would eat 99% of her meal and then say something was wrong with it to get it for nothing.

They should have kicked her arse out the place but she always got away with it.
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Postby Pripyat » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:04 pm

Fat Cat wrote:Oh for the days were they dropped the mince pie out of the oven, it went all over the floor, they just scooped it up and put a new crust on it!


::): ::): ::):

Lewis had a lot of good biscuits.

Fat Cat, which shop occupies Arnotts now?
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Postby Cazzie » Fri Jun 23, 2006 12:39 pm

I worked in Arnotts but in the Sauchiehall Street branch in the restaurant.

Sauchiehall St Arnotts - did that become Daly's at one time and it's now TK Maxx?
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Postby My Kitten » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:43 pm

Fat Cat wrote:I hate Debenhams. It's a soulless shop where I constantly get lost.


I never think of going shopping in there, only use it as a shortcut.
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Postby Pripyat » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:46 pm

Think that last thing I bought out of Debenhams was an
umbrella, but I do like the glass lifts mind :)
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Postby My Kitten » Fri Jun 23, 2006 1:46 pm

Cazzie wrote:I worked in Arnotts but in the Sauchiehall Street branch in the restaurant.

Sauchiehall St Arnotts - did that become Daly's at one time and it's now TK Maxx?


The Sauchiehall Street Centre, as it was originally known, opened in 1974 on the site of the former Pettigrew & Stephens department store. At that time, the eight-storey building was the largest venture of its kind to have been built in the city centre. It included five retail stores with Arnotts as the flagship, numerous smaller shops, and a food court. The upper three levels provided parking space for 425 cars.


http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSA05140&add=99&t=&PHPSESSID=3400584448b11f8f3ccc5bb052a5ed4a

Is this right?, I can't really remember
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Postby Pripyat » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:01 pm

My Kitten, that's probably right. Can remember the
Sauchiehall Centre as a kid from about the age of
6 or 7. Laterley it became really shabby before
it's closure. I don't think Sauchiehall Street as a
shopping area is as nice as it used to be.
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Postby Sir Roger DeLodgerley » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:10 pm

Pripyat wrote:Think that last thing I bought out of Debenhams was an
umbrella


was it a big multi-coloured one by any chance?

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Postby Pripyat » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:15 pm

Of course, Sir Roger ;)
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Postby Fat Cat » Fri Jun 23, 2006 2:29 pm

Arnotts Sauchiehall Street was in the Centre. Primark is now on the site but the staff door was in Bath Street.
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Postby AlanM » Fri Jun 23, 2006 7:37 pm

I remember the clock in the Sauchiehall Centre which performed on the hour, with crowds of folk waiting from 5 minutes to the hour, sadly it was removed when they put the fountains in the basement area.
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