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aress

Old shop next to the Barras - any ideas?

Hi all,

have been using the Urban Glasgow forums for years, but just joined today, as I'm racking my brain over this one!

Does anyone remember (or have photos of) a shop that used to stand on the corner of Moir Street/London Road, next to the Barras? It sold musical instruments, games consoles (Atari 2600 usually!), various nick-nacks, etc... I think I remember the signage having cactus on it? The shop was destroyed by fire some years ago, and some ugly modern flats now stand on the site (image attached).

If anyone can remember this shop's name, or perhaps upload any photos of it, I would be grateful!

Many thanks :o)
cybers

General Dealer
aress

General Dealer! Does anybody have a wee photie?
hillmanimp

aress wrote:
General Dealer! Does anybody have a wee photie?


aress

Is it this place?  From the archive - near the bottom of the page.

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/archive...gow-early-1980s__o_t__t_1147.html

Imp
aress

Thanks for that, that photo does look familiar - might have been the same shop but in a different guise? I definately remember cactii on the sign above the door. Shame that "Mad Buyer" photo isn't a little wider, so we could see where it is! Thanks though :o)
James

hillmanimp wrote:
aress wrote:
General Dealer! Does anybody have a wee photie?


aress

Is it this place?  From the archive - near the bottom of the page.

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/archive...gow-early-1980s__o_t__t_1147.html

Imp



Pretty certain that was it. I bought a Beko portable telly out there years ago
that lasted for years.


James H
fastnet

I'm sure the front changed when it became general dealer.

I can remember a general Custer type painting and what may have been a cactus.
aress

Oh yeah now you mention it, I do remember the big General above the door! Was a great wee shop, a proper Aladdin's cave. Was a real shame it "accidentally" burnt down.
James

That's a great pic by the way - fella walking along the street carrying a grandfaither
clock - as you do...  


James H
Hawick_1987

james73 wrote:
That's a great pic by the way - fella walking along the street carrying a grandfaither
clock - as you do...  


James H


I don't take anything as being unusual in this city...  
Alex Glass

When I played in a band in the late 70's early 80's we use to go there to see what equipment they had and I am sure we did buy a couple of speakers from there
Vinny the Mackem

I think he's just exceptionally short sighted, and is using it as a wristwatch!  
cybers

I once passed a guy coming from General Dealer who had bought a drum kit and stool .... So he had under one arm a snare and a stool under the other arm a tom in his paws he has a cymbal complete with stand and high hat in the other and the best bit his head was inside the Bass and he was looking out through the clear skin...

Had to have a wee rumbabumbum on the skin as he went past .... Probably wiznae the last yin to do it wherever he was off to either !
Ruchazie Rat



Yes, that definitely is the shop you`re thinking of!  I stayed near there around the 70`s for the best part of a decade and remember when that place turned up.  It did not want for business, I can tell you.  I recall they sold air rifles and air guns too.  (No, I`m not mistaking that for Victor Morris!  Towards the end, that joint looked less like a musical instrument shop and more like Schwartzenegger`s mantlepiece).  Wasn`t there a second Mad Buyer store as well?
Jim the Painter

Jim the Painter


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