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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 5:37 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I think it's the memories that make this thread almost every bit as interesting as the original photo thread.
The Comic Swap shops is something for the things you don't see in Glasgow anymore thread.
I remember every thursday going to the one that used to be beside the Belgrove Hotel and swap The Victor, Action, Commando, etc give it back pay 2p and get a nice fresh read.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

cybers wrote:
I think it's the memories that make this thread almost every bit as interesting as the original photo thread


Very true. Wee Minx's post was like a very young Molly Weir narrative  
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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cybers wrote:
I think it's the memories that make this thread almost every bit as interesting as the original photo thread


Very true. Wee Minx's post was like a very young Molly Weir narrative


Well remember it was you that said that....
I make no reference to Hazel McWitch whatsoever... In fact it never crossed my mind.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

You're very welcome, Minxy. Great stuff. I'd gathered that you hailed from this part of the world, and had hoped it would stir some memories for you.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods



Thomson`s Televison and Piano dealer, thats where we got our first telly, it was massive in a big cabinet with doors, I remember going there weekly with my mum to make payments for the telly and a repair/maintenance scheme.
The pub at the corner of Toll Lane was called The Jeannie or Jeannie Deans and you can just see a part of the old Tolbooth on extreme left of the pic. I have a memory of bus drivers and conductors waiting in there to change over shifts, pity there`s not more of it to see. Directly across from Thomson`s were public toilets.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 7:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

There is a plaque embedded in the pavement at the traffic lights outside the grand old opry that mention the tool booth... I'll nip along and get a picture this week
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Good man Stu, now I think of it i`m sure it was Green and Cream in colour.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2009 8:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Shot of the booth on VM
http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/vi...p?i=16058&r=2&t=4&x=1

I've a vague memory of it myself. The no.12 tram terminated at Admiral St (we used to use it when going to see my granny in Craigton) and the crew would often amble across to the booth for a break, or to change shifts.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 7:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

OK, so the plaque is just about a pole and not the actual toll booth building, but here they are






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PostPosted: Tue Sep 22, 2009 8:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

So does it actually still exist then as the plaque leaves me a little confused  


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