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On 4/16/2019 at 8:36 PM, jaybee said:

Looking bottom left where the rather large pot plants sit, if I remember correctly was there not an underground  gents toilet there, i am doubting myself given the pictures age .... but I would have put money on it.  

 

21 hours ago, Desperately Seeking Susans said:

I think you're right but they could have been round the corner.

They were on the gushet (or should it be gusset) of Sandholes and Broomlands Street.  They were the subject of many dire warnings to boys of the JNI in the late 50's and early 60's.  The aroma when you walked up Sandholes on the way to the Tech block stayed with you for a long, long time.   :booty

ETA:  I'm sure there was drinking fountain where the phonebox is (was?).

Edited by rabuddies
Failing memory!

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22 hours ago, Desperately Seeking Susans said:

The end of historical beauty and the beginning of Modernist ugliness. 

Fecking disgrace is was ever built in the first place, as I said before blot on the landscape.

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21 minutes ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Anyone on here go to the Abercorn in the 60s?

 

Naw but I used to score a bit of blaw in it in the 80s. :shockaroony

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11 minutes ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Gilmour St

 

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I wonder why people are queuing outside the Council buildings.

Bus stop on that side of street?

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2 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:
2 hours ago, saintnextlifetime said:
What's that Triumph Herald doing on the right . .B)

Parked outside the train station.

I'm sure Hancock used that line. Actually the square used to be a car park. If you look closely you'll see it's the last in the line.

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I'm sure Hancock used that line. Actually the square used to be a car park. If you look closely you'll see it's the last in the line.
Actually I'm in my 50s and knew it was a car park and taxi rank. I knew it was parked, that's why I said "it's parked outside the station"

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12 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Gilmour St

 

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I wonder why people are queuing outside the Council buildings.

How appropriate the timing of this photo. On Thursday it will be 60 years since

Davie Lapsley stood on that balcony and held up the Scottish Cup to show the

hundreds including myself in County Square who celebrating our Scottish Cup

victory.

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14 minutes ago, hamlet said:

How appropriate the timing of this photo. On Thursday it will be 60 years since

Davie Lapsley stood on that balcony and held up the Scottish Cup to show the

hundreds including myself in County Square who celebrating our Scottish Cup

victory.

Hundreds?

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On ‎4‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 6:49 PM, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Smithhills St looking towards Old Sneddon St. My great-uncle Jack Sweeney's furniture warehouse on the right.

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and St.Mirren used to have a shop on the left side at some point. 

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On 4/17/2019 at 6:49 PM, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Smithhills St looking towards Old Sneddon St. My great-uncle Jack Sweeney's furniture warehouse on the right.

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And an Auld Fiat 132 Gls outside sweeneys . That could well have belonged to my old boss at Lochfield Garage . Werent many around, especially in that colour.

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7 hours ago, Callum Gilhooley said:

And an Auld Fiat 132 Gls outside sweeneys . That could well have belonged to my old boss at Lochfield Garage . Werent many around, especially in that colour.

Back in those days it seemed that cars rotted away in front of your eyes in particular,  l recall FIAT having a reputation for that.  .

Certainly something that got handled at some point as cars don't rot the way they used to . .

The 1964 bus certainly looks pristine mind.  .aluminium made a difference.  .

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