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PostPosted: Fri Jan 25, 2013 2:15 am    Post subject:  Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Merged with the Paisley thread... please check before opening new threads
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Here's an old shot taken in Paisley sometime around 1972. Lizars camera shop is visible, past that, the shop on the corner was I think called Terleys. I know exactly where it was taken (I'm the blond in the shot, with my dad and a monkey). I'll offer no prize whatever for anyone who can identify the location, there are enough clues, the jutting out building/street in the background is distinctive. Come on you Paisley Buddies, get sleuthing/guessing.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

Main St/Gauze Street before pedestrianisation ???
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 8:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

I don't think there is a Main St, it is on the High St, but not at Gauze Street, it's a bit further west; need to be a bit more specific than that, like naming the street diving down to the left behind us, to win the coveted lollipop.  I doubt the scene has changed much all the buildings are probably the same now.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 1:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

If you had Lizars behind you and Terleys at the top on the corner you could only be on New Street (the Hill you're on would confirm that too)
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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If you had Lizars behind you and Terleys at the top on the corner you could only be on New Street (the Hill you're on would confirm that too)


Welcome ramjet.

I'd forgotten about this, I thought it would be so easy. You've come closest, but it is the High St., just round from New St., heading towards the cross. There was pre-pedestrianisation a bus-lane and helpfully a bus-stop there too, where everyone at one time stood on the kerb and leaned forward looking round the sticky-out building down towards the cross to see what buses were coming up -the traffic warden and the man behind the traffic warden just peeping out are doing exactly that, with characteristic toes hanging off the kerb and eyes swivelled right. The really impatient and energetic would walk out almost to, sometimes even onto the paved island divider (the mad crazy fools) for a proper look down to see if there was a useful bus coming along, most times it would be another bloody useless Kilbarchan bus, which were invariably all empty but outnumbered other buses passing there by about three to one.

I think across the High Street from the photo and just along but upstairs was the Liberal Club (grab-a-granny) -on the corner at the bottom of Church Hill, also on that opposite side going in the other direction there probably was an Oliver's sandwich shop before you got to Woolies. I can't remember if, on the same side of High Street as the photo, whether the Pancake Place restaurant was further west heading towards Storie St., or was eastwards towards the cross before you got to the big shops like Littlewoods. The smell of the chippy on New St drifted around the area too, sharpening the appetite and was easily succumbed to, but opinion held Castelvecchi in Storie Street made the better chips or superlative ultimate 'fish tea'.

I don't know when that Lizars branch closed - think it was some long time ago - or whether it was open parallel with the Gauze St one or predated it, do remember some tasty looking serious camera gear in the window; the shops on that side then were as well as a trashy jewellers, a paper shop/stationers and an old-fashioned butchers and a fishmongers, all with half-height sort of concertina barriers pulled across when they closed at night. With pedestrianisation - even before that with the opening of The Paisley Centre in the mid-80s - Paisley High Street going west became a lifeless desert, when it used to be buzzing with local wild life.

So no prize, plus the closing date had passed, the crystal decanter and glasses long gone, but you're not going home empty-handed, no dough, but you do of course get a consolation prize of a well-fired buttered-roll, which you've probably already demolished and enjoyed.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

HI Dustmite, thanks for the warm welcome and yes, the Buttered Roll is well scoffed !! :)

The photo's a wee bit too blurred for my old eyes to be able to distinguish any feature so I was going by memory and your description. I thought you looked like you were on a hill and although the High St does have an incline I guessed you must be on New Street. The Traffic Island you describe has been stood on by myself many times !.

From your description you sound like you might be a buddy ?.

Cheers Dustmite
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

The said Traffic Island
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

The said Traffic Island
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 15, 2013 10:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote Report this post to Mods

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The said Traffic Island


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