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7 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Junction of George St and Castle St also from 1958

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Just thought I’d mention, if anyBuddie was interested, that the lamppost and railing (to the right, here) is also at the top(the western end) of Canal Street.

a pavement sweeps across here now diverting the George Street traffic intae Castle Street, whilst George Street itself ploughs westwards to end just beyond the West School, where that hits Broomlands..

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10 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Talking of cheap places to eat, what was the name of the small restaurant in Wallace street (across from what used to be Lawson’s of Dyce) I remember going in at lunchtime, probably 80-81 and getting soup, mince & tatties and cake and custard for £1 ! 

This is a bit like time-travel; I wonder does anyone remember the very small restaurant next to the bus stop in (I think it's Gordon street) where the old fire station used to be before canal street. This was where you got the buses for Saltcoats and the coast, I would imagine it would be early to mid 1960's. They did absolutely wonderful meals for pennies, all home cooked stuff, nae chips, mash and steak pie; or mince and tatties........................wonderful and lovely ladies that ran it too.

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8 hours ago, jaybee said:

This is a bit like time-travel; I wonder does anyone remember the very small restaurant next to the bus stop in (I think it's Gordon street) where the old fire station used to be before canal street. This was where you got the buses for Saltcoats and the coast, I would imagine it would be early to mid 1960's. They did absolutely wonderful meals for pennies, all home cooked stuff, nae chips, mash and steak pie; or mince and tatties........................wonderful and lovely ladies that ran it too.

Could that have been Johnstone Street?  It was a fine chippy for decades and the buses used to go that way! ( pausing at the bus stop right by the chippy/restauranr) Then on coastally up GeorgeStreet, until Canal Street was dualled..

there was still a fast food place there, I think, as I passed a few weeks ago....

 

aye, just checked... Top Wok.

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38 minutes ago, antrin said:

Could that have been Johnstone Street?  It was a fine chippy for decades and the buses used to go that way! ( pausing at the bus stop right by the chippy/restauranr) Then on coastally up GeorgeStreet, until Canal Street was dualled..

there was still a fast food place there, I think, as I passed a few weeks ago....

 

aye, just checked... Top Wok.

Me too, just checked, isn't Google Maps great.  You are spot on that it is Johnstone Street, but the little place I am remembering was on other side of road,  from my recolection it was somewhere about Alladins Tandoori takeaway, it really wasn't very big at all, I think it only had three bench tables that sat three each side and it did not do chips, only proper cooked meals, well in those days they were to me.  Anyway you are half way right, thanks for that.

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19 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Paisley West station, closed in 1966 as part of bawbag Beeching's cuts.

The bridge is still there.

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The bridge is still there...

 

 

On the top left hand corner ( the aerial photograph) is my old school - the West.  Did anyone go to it during the late 1950s early 60s?

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11 hours ago, HSS said:

Taylor Haulage still going strong.Based in Wallace St.

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Don't think I've ever seen that before.

Assuming it's Love Street with Albion Street around the corner, when was that wall actually knocked down?

In this picture from pre 1957, the future car park area is still occupied by what looks like large tenements, with the wall from the other picture to the left, presumably.

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