Glasgow department stores

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Postby gap74 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:29 pm

A few old ads for department stores on Stewart Neville's Glasgow Pictures website starting from here:

http://www.glasgowpictures.co.uk/glasgowpictu-194.html
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Postby Mark N » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:14 pm

Re Princes Square - what was it before it was a shopping mall ?
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Postby gap74 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 2:20 pm

According to Historic Scotland, it was originally a hotel, then business and commercial premises:

http://hsewsf.sedsh.gov.uk/hslive/hsstart?P_HBNUM=32634
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Postby Josef » Thu Aug 16, 2007 5:46 pm

There was an RAF recruitment office there in the late fifties.
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Postby hazy » Thu Aug 16, 2007 9:01 pm

Mark N wrote:Re Princes Square - what was it before it was a shopping mall ?


John Boyle (Zoom) had a travel agents in the lane before it was P SQ. I was going out with one of his staff who worked there.
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Postby blackhack » Fri Aug 17, 2007 9:38 pm

i used to love going into a shop called Bows with my mum and auntie,i recall it having a big toy dept hence the reason i loved it...only child syndrome...spoilt bassa :oops:
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Postby invy » Sat Aug 18, 2007 9:20 pm

I was just thinking of Bows blackhack, remember getting a wall-walker out of there that was hopeless on wallpaper :roll:

Just about every Saturday I'd get dragged into town by my mum to meet dad from work then doing Sauchiehall St, Buchanan St and Argyle St taking in the usual department stores.

I remember Telfers in Mitchell Street as well but only very vaguely. Used to love the old wooden escalator in Lewis's though and have to agree with what's been said about the toy department - it rocked!

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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby dougie79 » Fri Oct 19, 2007 12:25 pm

I remember when I was about 8 going into Goldbergs to get a scotrail super sprinter for my train set, I had saved up for ages and finally got the Strathclyde Transport Orange one, I was so excited. I remember that they did use codes for the prices, they typed the code into a massive free standing IBM till point that looked like a pub quiz machine. One of these till machines were still there a few years ago. Maybe worth a forturne now to a collector. Ive still got that little sprinter up my loft.
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Fri Oct 26, 2007 11:47 pm

click on the link below to see a photo of Arnotts in Drumchapel taken this morning 26/10/2007 :cry:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/robertpool ... 385166546/
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby bluepeterno1 » Sat Oct 27, 2007 11:31 am

I remember in the late fifties early sixties ,when camping holidays was the in thing, Lewis's had one of there floors all set up like a campsite, all the tents were pitched on the floor and they had dummy camp fires with folding chairs and such all round them ,all the different pots and pans were set on the fires,the tents had campbeds in them.My friends and i used to dog the school and spend the whole day in the store .It was like a holiday for us ,a real adventure. :)
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Roxburgh » Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:22 am

From memory .......

On Sauchiehall St.:
Coplands
Dalys
Pettigrews

On Gordon St.
Forsyths

On Buchanan St.
Rowans
Wylie Lochhead
Wylie Hills

On Argyll St:
Arnotts
Lewis's
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby robertpool » Mon Nov 05, 2007 12:27 pm

Roxburgh wrote:From memory .......

On Sauchiehall St.:
Coplands
Dalys
Pettigrews

On Gordon St.
Forsyths

On Buchanan St.
Rowans
Wylie Lochhead
Wylie Hills

On Argyll St:
Arnotts
Lewis's


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Granite House
C & A
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby onyirtodd » Mon Nov 05, 2007 2:48 pm

Roxburgh wrote:From memory .......

On Sauchiehall St.:
Coplands
Dalys
Pettigrews

On Gordon St.
Forsyths

On Buchanan St.
Rowans
Wylie Lochhead
Wylie Hills

On Argyll St:
Arnotts
Lewis's


+ on Sauchiehall Street - Trerons ('under' the McLellan Galleries) and Arnotts (where the Sauchiehall Centre now sits).
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Delmont St Xavier » Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:14 pm

Memories, but I wish some of these stores would return - even if it is a time of 'rose tinted glasses' but I simply enjoyed Arnotts, Lewis's and C & A amongst just some mentioned. Anybody feel the same way?
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Re: Glasgow department stores

Postby Fossil » Mon Nov 05, 2007 10:31 pm

Delmont St Xavier wrote:Memories, but I wish some of these stores would return - even if it is a time of 'rose tinted glasses' but I simply enjoyed Arnotts, Lewis's and C & A amongst just some mentioned. Anybody feel the same way?


I miss the big stairs in Arnotts. I liked the cafe in Lewis top floor I think. I also liked the wee snack bar they had on the ground foor. great chips btw
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