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glasgowken

Ideas for more stuff to clog up the interweb

How about some photos of burger vans and ice cream vans? They are more ephemeral than shops but they are an important part of the city feeding us burgers by day and ginger by night.
UG_admin

glasgowken wrote:
Naw, she'll charge you double
She should get a burger boat for the canal traffic

(Sorry scallopboy, didn't mean to hijack the thread with all this burger talk)


It's okay GK, there are no OT on here so I won't be telling you to burger off.
glasgowken

You should add a drum kit emoticon for times like this

Anyway, back to the original post, how about photos of the tiny newsagents around the city. The sort of places that just have a hole in the wall as a counter. They've always held a certain facination for me.

EDIT: I was too late with the drum suggestion
UG_admin

I cannot for the life of me think if there are any hole in the wall shops left. Get photographing, I'm intrigued.
Alex Glass

Only one I can think of is in the St Enoch's Centre although some railway stations have them.
ex-tobester

What about the coffee bar in the tardis up at the botanics, thats a strange one
UG_admin

tobester wrote:
What about the coffee bar in the tardis up at the botanics, thats a strange one


Aye the coffee bars made out of old police phone boxes in Glasgow thread would be pretty short though
Alex Glass

They have just opened a Coffee Bar in Hyndland Station. Converted the space under the stairs where they previously kept the salt.
ex-tobester

one opening on crow road, broomhill, where the old dry cleaners was at the corner of marlborough drive
Len Scaps

I'm thinking of doing a project on old-style cafes in Glasgow and the surrounding area.

I don't mean newly-opened or retro style ones, but those that have been there for generations and still retain their old decor. The Val d' Oro at Glasgow Cross and Boni's in Clarkston spring to mind, but if anyone can think of any others that I could go and take some pics of it would be most appreciated.
James

There one up Maryhill Road, Jaconellis.




James H
AlanM

There's the University Cafe on Byres Rd and Queens Cafe on Victoria Rd.
Len Scaps

AlanM wrote:
There's the University Cafe on Byres Rd and Queens Cafe on Victoria Rd.


Took some pics recently at the University Cafe, but I haven't been into the Queens yet
UG_admin

Len Scaps wrote:
I haven't been into the Queens yet


Smashing place and thankfully my local  
Len Scaps

I think I could probably expand the theme to any old-fashioned businesses in general. I'd imagine there are still a few old barbershops and ironmongers around, probably should document them before they disappear for good.
wee minx

I think the Lyceum cafe in Govan is still there  
Len Scaps

wee minx wrote:
I think the Lyceum cafe in Govan is still there  
I think you're right. It certainly was about 6 or 7 months ago as I took a pic of it.Maybe there will be enough cafes afterall  
falseface

Pop up to bonis in Clarkston
an Marval at the decor


And the owners

INH
Len Scaps

Insert Name Here wrote:
Pop up to bonis in Clarkston
an Marval at the decor


And the owners

INH


Lol...I know. I come from that part of the world and I can tell you neither the cafe  nor the owners have changed one little bit since I was in short trousers  
draugelis

Debut post! Is the Derby Cafe in Netherlee still in an "old" style? It's been a couple of years since I was last in it but I recall it still had the "traditional" style about it then.
James

to UG draugelis.

Dunno about the cafe but I'm sure someone will.  


James H
draugelis

james73 wrote:
to UG draugelis.

Dunno about the cafe but I'm sure someone will.  


James H


Thanx James. Will get something up on the "hello" board shortly.
stairheedramy

Traditional cafe's

Isnt there another traditional italian cafe further down Victoria Road from the Queens cafe.  Unless its now gone or transformed into a poundshop
Stuball

Um... not sure you've got the right thread here my friend
stairheedramy

I could have sworn that someone was talking about the Queens cafe on Vicky road- I must be delerious with the thought of a double nugget and rasberry
daviebroon

who remembers a mcallum
Stuball

....huh?

cybers

Scottish bothy chimney circa 1900 ... the Lum or in Ecosse MacLum
Beano

 David Mcallum played Illya Kuryakin in the Man from U.N.C.L.E in the 60s TV show and was from Glasgow  
sputnik

a mcallum is mentioned in the song the glasgow that i used to know.i think its an ice cream cone but i would like to know more.
cybers

sputnik wrote:
a mcallum is mentioned in the song the glasgow that i used to know.i think its an ice cream cone but i would like to know more.


Was that not sung by the Macalmans  and originally written by McNaughton
streapadair

Correct, though Adam McNaughton sang it himself too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSQt37Q1Ins

I should know what a McCallum was, but it was before even my time. Something to do with a raspberry topping I think.

Don't suppose McNaughton's bookshop in Parnie St still there?
cybers



Cracking wee bit of video
Beano

streapadair wrote:
Correct, though Adam McNaughton sang it himself too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSQt37Q1Ins

I should know what a McCallum was, but it was before even my time. Something to do with a raspberry topping I think.

Don't suppose McNaughton's bookshop in Parnie St still there?
streapadair..Ball of ice cream in a dish, covered in raspberry sauce topped with a wafer  
cybers

Beano wrote:
streapadair wrote:
Correct, though Adam McNaughton sang it himself too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSQt37Q1Ins

I should know what a McCallum was, but it was before even my time. Something to do with a raspberry topping I think.

Don't suppose McNaughton's bookshop in Parnie St still there?
streapadair..Ball of ice cream in a dish, covered in raspberry sauce topped with a wafer  


http://www.ourglasgowstory.com/story.php?sid=46
Beano

cybers wrote:
Beano wrote:
streapadair wrote:
Correct, though Adam McNaughton sang it himself too.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YSQt37Q1Ins

I should know what a McCallum was, but it was before even my time. Something to do with a raspberry topping I think.

Don't suppose McNaughton's bookshop in Parnie St still there?
streapadair..Ball of ice cream in a dish, covered in raspberry sauce topped with a wafer  


http://www.ourglasgowstory.com/story.php?sid=46
yup..that's it.. wee edit they always stuck the wafer in the ice cream with one corner so it would stick up. btw thought the post was a wee joke and everybody new what it was  
clarkfield

Was in an Italian Restaurant in downtown Bridge of Weir and when it came to the sweets I said to the Italian waiter, "I'd like a McCallum" he said "O.K.". I said "Do you know what a McCallum is"? He said, "Yes".
My son-in-law said, "He thinks you want a McCallan whisky". I looked and he was at the whiskies, I had to go over and explain what a McCallum was. Nearly an expensive McCallum.
Clansman66

Adam McNaughton was a great english teacher at Cathkin High school in the early eighties, a complete gentleman.
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