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Ah... Earls,

We used to buy garden canes in there.

obviously not for gardening, but to make a bow and have nippy arrows to impale in each other.

 

Happy days.  None of your namby-pamby Elven safety...

We didn’t believe in elves, you see.

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1 hour ago, antrin said:

Ah... Earls,

We used to buy garden canes in there.

obviously not for gardening, but to make a bow and have nippy arrows to impale in each other.

 

Happy days.  None of your namby-pamby Elven safety...

We didn’t believe in elves, you see.

We used to get weedkiller (Sodium Chlorate I think) out of Earls - mixed with same amount of sugar it was lucky we didn’t blow our heads off.

Edit: Should have said it was a potent firework mixture for Guy Fawks nite

Edited by Buddymarvellous
Am stoopid

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10 hours ago, antrin said:


Saw this excellent poster of Paisley CORNERS.

It shows off a lovely aspect of the toon - as this whole thread does... :)

Apologies for the glare, couldn't get a better angle.IMG_20191023_125308195_HDR.jpeg

 

I seen to remember the pre colapse kennedy's corner being very nice, any one got a picture of that?

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6 hours ago, windae cleaner said:

What a rare sight

I have never seen that street before without cars

Usually full

I agree.  Was surprised myself of the view available last Wednesday.

the Barr Place surface to the left of the pic has badly deteriorated.

You can see the setts of Barr Street from which the world-renowned “Taury baws”  were excavated...

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14 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Took me a while to work out this one...

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The yellow line is Greenhill Road, the pale blue is Clark St, red is the railway to Gourock and the dark blue is the Dummy Railway,

Any idea who's football park that is. Judging by the prefabs, I'd say this might still be in the 1940's 

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On 9/14/2019 at 2:30 PM, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Tremendous clip of tramcars in the 50s, a large part of which focuses on Paisley and renfrew.

 

Great watch...…………………. (if you liked trams that is!).

 

1.       I remember that it was never a good idea to get your bike tyres stuck in the tram lines - you always fell off

2.      When you got to your destination the driver / conductor always came through the gf and 1st floor and altered the backs of the seats so that you faced in the direction of travel.

3.      What happened when there was thick snow on the ground, did they not run?

4       What happened in the pea-soupers did they just crawl along at 2 mph?

Edited by The Original 59er

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Great watch...…………………. (if you liked trams that is!).
 
1.       I remember that it was never a good idea to get your bike tyres stuck in the tram lines - you always fell off
2.      When you got to your destination the driver / conductor always came through the gf and 1st floor and altered the backs of the seats so that you faced in the direction of travel.
3.      What happened when there was thick snow on the ground, did they not run?
4       What happened in the pea-soupers did they just crawl along at 2 mph?
The snaw didnae matter and, cos it was on fixed tracks, fog was also minimally problematic.
IIRC....

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