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James

Old Signs Uncovered

Post your pics of old signs.  




James H
ex-tobester

Dumbarton Road
Alex Glass

Tom Russell Records

This was posted by someone on another site and there had previously been some discussion about it's location.





It was recently the location of Global Video or some other video shop. It is near the Co-op Funeral Parlour that is on he corner of Academy Street.
Stuball

I remember the Vics chain well... there was one in tollcross that did good cakes

Bakery was in Rutherglen was it not?
falseface

Stuball wrote:
I remember the Vics chain well... there was one in tollcross that did good cakes

Bakery was in Rutherglen was it not?


yesh sure was. Right next dooe to Aldi

INH
John

glasgowken wrote:
Not that old, or even interesting.


Is that St Vincent St Ken ?
glasgowken

Old Argyle St I think. Where does St Vincent St begin ?
UG_admin

St. Vincent Street starts at Breadalbane Street
glasgowken

Ah, I think it would be St Vincent St then.
Stuball

It is

Argyle St restarts where the road bends at the Police station
poodiecat

Newly revealed former Vaudeville Cafe at Walmer Crescent ( approx 1935 )

poodiecat

Oh and another one ... Morrison Court, can anyone make out what this sign says?

Stuball

poodiecat wrote:
Newly revealed former Vaudeville Cafe at Walmer Crescent ( approx 1935 )



That indian restaurant certainly did'nt last long
poodiecat

And two more - newly revealed at Walmer Crescent  




Fjord

poodiecat wrote:





Well preserved too  

Is that the canopy all rolled up just below the lettering?
poodiecat

Yes, it is indeed. Just passed it on my way to the shops, and they have already covered it up again, for the next generation to take pictures of the same old signs in 20 years  
poodiecat

Stuball, I heard you might know more about this gorgeous building in Ibrox?

Stuball

Used to be a 'wood bending' place.... they made things like the original handrails. Some nice curved handrails would take a long time as the wood would be soaked for days then pulled into shape and carved.
I drew attention to the building last year as the facing was falling off in large chunks. Now, the frost is making the brickwork fall apart
John

Cracker ^^^^ Cheers Minxy I`ve been looking for a home for this one
Alex Glass

Both great photos and now they have a good home hopefully we will see more    
John

48 Oswald St
LowLight

Nice one Scary. What did they sell back in the day?
John

Don`t know mate, i`m trying to find out, but no luck so far  
LowLight

Found this. http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/Walter_S._Lang

Quote:
Walter S. Lang
From GracesGuide
Jump to: navigation, search

of 48 Oswald Street, Glasgow

   * 1909 Company established.

   * 1914 Machine tool and small tool agent. Specialities: high-class machine tools and small tools for engineers such as lathes, milling machines, gear cutters, boring mills, planers, slotters, shapers, pneumatic forging hammers, air compressors, all forms of drilling machines and attachments, pipe and bolt screwing machines, precision grinding machines, vices, chucks, drills, taps, tube expanders spanners etc.
John

Nice one Pete. I kept getting sidetracked by other Walter Langs, but couldn`t find a Walter S Lang, cheers for that
LowLight

No probs mate. It's a pretty good wee site that too. Bookmarked for later.
John

Yip, just having a look through it just now. Well worth bookmarking
LowLight

I won't take this thread any further away form it's original topic after this post but I've always wondered what Andrew Muirhead & Son made on Dunn Street.

Turns out they're very very old.

http://www.gracesguide.co.uk/wiki/Andrew_Muirhead_and_Son
Alex Glass

Oswald Street next to the Quarter Gill





HollowHorn

Argyle St:


James

HollowHorn wrote:
Argyle St:

Is that The Two Ways faither?  


James H
John

Nice one HH
HollowHorn

james73 wrote:
Is that The Two Ways faither?

Yes, I think so, James. Where was Finnieston Station?

Pee Ess....what does EBS stand for?
James

The original Finnieston Station was on the Queen Street line across the road from
the Two Ways down in a cutting. The line enters a tunnel just there under Kent Road.


James H
neilmc

As well as the signage, it looks like a lot of the old pub frontage, including the original windows, still exists.
Stuball

I thought it always been the Two Ways Pub
fastnet

Correct Stu...............it is the two ways.
AlanM

HollowHorn wrote:
james73 wrote:
Is that The Two Ways faither?

Yes, I think so, James. Where was Finnieston Station?

Pee Ess....what does EBS stand for?

dunno...but the letters will be FSB - just done fancy like  
kev

Posted by ex tobester a good while back



original of the shop to the left

Marti

Re: Tom Russell Records

Alex Glass wrote:
This was posted by someone on another site and there had previously been some discussion about it's location.



Alex, i remember going into this shop in the early eighties to buy records, and met the man too, it was on shettleston rd i believe.  superb pic...
kev

Re: Tom Russell Records

Marti wrote:
Alex Glass wrote:
This was posted by someone on another site and there had previously been some discussion about it's location.


Alex, i remember going into this shop in the early eighties to buy records, and met the man too, it was on shettleston rd i believe.  superb pic...


Tom Russell had a record shop in Bishopbriggs in the seventies and the eighties.. he is now a rock jock on 96.3 rock radio ..a Glasgow classic rock station
http://www.rockradio.co.uk/scotla...-jocks-z9tx/tom-russell/k3emwcys/
cybers

Re: Tom Russell Records

kev9 wrote:
Marti wrote:
Alex Glass wrote:
This was posted by someone on another site and there had previously been some discussion about it's location.


Alex, i remember going into this shop in the early eighties to buy records, and met the man too, it was on shettleston rd i believe.  superb pic...


Tom Russell had a record shop in Bishopbriggs in the seventies and the eighties.. he is now a rock jock on 96.3 rock radio ..a Glasgow classic rock station
http://www.rockradio.co.uk/scotla...-jocks-z9tx/tom-russell/k3emwcys/


There was also one on Duke St think it's a take away now...
Marti

Was passing and thought, why not...

kev

Grocers on Garscube rd




Old sweetie shop in the Gorbals

PaulK

fishmongers in Shawlands

UG_admin

Some nice finds there  
Doog Doog

Been posted elsewhere on here,

Stuball

This isnt an uncovered sign... its just a sign thats not changed in years. It's good to see a shop with an original non-neon sign

kev

1861 Maryhill road

John

Is that shop in Shawlands Stu ?

Kool, just saw Fjords post
Fjord

Yup it's Deanston Drive in Shawlands

http://urbanglasgow.co.uk/ftopic782-230.php
John

Cheers Fjord, my wee mammy worked there in the early 70`s
designerdave

Tom Russell's

As a lad who went to Eastbank from "77 to "82 Tom Russells was the place to go. If my memory serves me right, he had a shop opposite the Drum at first. I'm sure that's where I remember him from. Though it possibly moved to up nearer Eastbank??

Could be wrong, the drink will do that to you eventually - I plan to stop sometime
Alex Glass

Re: Tom Russell Records





This one
AlanM

ooh cakes...


Great Western Road @ Kelvinbridge

There was also a branch on Byres Rd, they really did make good cakes
designerdave

Re: Tom Russell's

Alex, yes but the point I was making . . . very badly it seems; was that I think when he first opened, the shop wasn't this one up so close to Eastbank. He originally opened down opposite the Drum. I'm in Canada and Google Street view only goes as far as Amulree Street so I'm humped to illuminate any further other than below . . . .


Doog Doog

Took this while working today:



You can faintly make out  TALBOT    LINWOOD PLANT.
John

Nice one Doog I pass that most days and took a pic a while back and can`t find it  
wee minx

Well spotted   , while we wait for Scary to dig his pic out of the millyuns of folders of organised chaos...here is yours Doog Doog, I hope you don't mind...i fannied about with it to bring up the words for ye
Doog Doog

No probs Minx,just need to experiment a bit more.
dickyhart

Cambuslang Main Street, about a year ago. Its been recovered now.

Alex Glass

Re: Tom Russell's

designerdave wrote:
Alex, yes but the point I was making . . . very badly it seems; was that I think when he first opened, the shop wasn't this one up so close to Eastbank. He originally opened down opposite the Drum. I'm in Canada and Google Street view only goes as far as Amulree Street so I'm humped to illuminate any further other than below . . . .




Dave

I may have a photo down about there will see if I can find it.
Doog Doog

Spotted this one yesterday at work,so I just had to bring my camera with me today.





designerdave

Doog,

where is that? Is it Paisley??
Doog Doog

Aye Dave,at the junction of Causeyside St & Canal St. Acroos from Corkers.
designerdave

Excellent. I thought so - not many of those drive-thru tiled thingys left around eh?
Mahdi West



Here's one on Renfrew Street. Interesting story about it on this website which has a wealth of smashing photos.

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



Cracker Mahdi

Must have been a very small store.
Doog Doog

Nice find,Mahdi  
Doog Doog

This one is just up from the new St. Mirren ground



namestain

[quote="Mahdi West
Here's one on Renfrew Street. Interesting story about it on this website which has a wealth of smashing photos.

http://www.theglasgowstory.com/image.php?inum=TGSA00973[/quote]

I must have walked past that woolies sign hundreds of times and never given it a thought.

When I went to the link it shows a picture of the Queen Arcade on Renfrew St.

I have memories of such a place as a wee boy getting trailed along by the hand but this place closed in 1966 when I was only 2 so it must be somewhere else - anyone got any ideas ? - It definitely wasn't the Argyle Arcade - according to that website there were several such arcades.
namestain

actually, having read on it mentions that the Argyll model dockyard used to be in the Argyll Arcade - this must be the arcade I remember after all.

Good to know it wasn't always the godforsaken den of jewellers it has become  

there's an idea for a thread that will interest men of a certain age - Glasgow model shops.

There was one up on Cambridge street ( the owner was a crabbit wee guy who used to regularly fall out with customers ) and the model dockyard which I remember more clearly under the heilanman's umbrella - and now depicted in the transport museum.

Any others spring to mind ?
hillmanimp

namestain wrote:
actually, having read on it mentions that the Argyll model dockyard used to be in the Argyll Arcade - this must be the arcade I remember after all.

Good to know it wasn't always the godforsaken den of jewellers it has become  

there's an idea for a thread that will interest men of a certain age - Glasgow model shops.

There was one up on Cambridge street ( the owner was a crabbit wee guy who used to regularly fall out with customers ) and the model dockyard which I remember more clearly under the heilanman's umbrella - and now depicted in the transport museum.

Any others spring to mind ?


namestain

I also remember as a small boy (and as a bigger one) looking in the window of the Argyl model shop in the arcade.   I don't think I ever went in there.

There always were a lot of jewellers' shops in the arcade, maybe there are even more now.   Certainly there were a lot of other types of shops in the arcade, or with some frontage in it.  The one I remember is Wylie Hills.  It was a department store in Buchanan Street which had quite a big frontage in the arcade, on the right hand side as one entered from Buchanan street.


Model shops!   There is a model shop in Cathcart Road opposite the Dixon Halls.  The Glasgow Model Centre.   I took my son in there a couple of times on visits back to Glasgow.  I have just checked on Yellow Pages and the shop is still there.

I can't remember how many years ago it was, but at the time the owner had had a series of die-cast metal buses resprayed to be in a Glasgow Corporation livery from a specific era.  He had had many requests for a type of bus with a particular livery and no-one made it.  So he bought a whole series of that bus and had them professional stripped and resprayed in the correct livery, complete with decals.  He said that they sold like hot cakes with orders from all over the world from nostalgic expat Glaswegians.  And this was in the pre-internet days!

Imp
Doog Doog

There used to be one called Railmail,either up above Anderston bus station or in West Campbell st.
Alex Glass

There is a model shop off Saltmarket I think it may be on Parnie Street.
Doog Doog

Alex,that was railmail come to think of it.Now a comic shop I think.There should still be D&F models in Bell st.
Alex Glass

There is one on Bell Street which also sells comics but also one on Parnie Street. Scotsmann Models.
Doog Doog

Alex Glass wrote:
There is one on Bell Street which also sells comics but also one on Parnie Street. Scotsmann Models.


Its been a good while since I was last up that way.
Alex Glass

Scotmann Models

I am sure there are other interesting shops in thai part of town that also sell models etc.
Zeno

Great Thread!

I have looked through the pages and love the photos.









And lastly



You should take a walk in the daytime down Tontine Lane, it is a little hidden treasure of past Glasgow, and contains various rescued neon signage from Glasgow's Past too, such as "The Empire" and "Mitre Bar"
UG_admin

Excellent Zeno  
LowLight

Zeno wrote:
Great Thread!

I have looked through the pages and love the photos.




I passed this today and got a shot. Nice pics. Keep them coming.
Beano

Love the photos Zeno.  
Mahdi West

Hyndland Road. An old stationers tucked in beside the first Hyndland Station. Anyone remember the name of it?

Hyndland Street. Hadn't noticed this one before but its here in all its glory but for how much longer?
Doog Doog

Good stuff,Mahdi  
Zeno

Thanks guys for your opinions
and nice finds Mahdi West!

I found this wee gem, near the Barras.

LowLight

Nice one Zeno.

Bath Street

Zeno

Cracking Find LowLight!
cybers

Zeno i have watched all those vids from way back as my kid is freerun crazy.
Tell me have you ever smashed yir nuts on a rail ?

Pete i am surprised that made it past the stonecleaning ... nice find
Zeno

cybers wrote:
Zeno i have watched all those vids from way back as my kid is freerun crazy.
Tell me have you ever smashed yir nuts on a rail ?


Not yet, landing on rails is my strong point, lol

Some more signage, from the city centre...





Cheers

Zeno
Doog Doog

superb finds,Zeno
Beano

That second one is brill Mahdi      
Doog Doog



fastnet

Good find doog.........
cybers

Cracker Doog  
Zeno

Cool find Doog!

I found this the other day...


William Cook & Sons Glasgow Ltd
Doog Doog

Nice one
Zeno

Found this little Gem



Note the very old telephone exchange number.
Doog Doog

 nice find
dickyhart

Zeno wrote:
Found this little Gem



Note the very old telephone exchange number.


like that very much, cool stuff!
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