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38 minutes ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

West Buchanan St from Canal St looking to George St, 1955

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Great pic of a dug daein’ a (nae door) white dugshit, as this was the olden days.  :)

you could pass through the close of the rubble-built building, through the backyairds and emerge in Barr Street. And walk on similarly to reach Barclay Street. All unofficial, of course.

note the cobbled streets.  For some reason a high-summer wean activity was gouging out the melted tar, from between the setts and adding it to a ball of tar that you enlarged, as the days baked on.  I Don:t know why.

and you seemed to have to start from scratch every summer.  Where did aw the taur baws go?

 

i blame the Taur Fairy...

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Almost.

Sadly, Barr STREET is demolished, here and is now Barr Place.
The shops left to right.
Alistair's. A dairy but sold all sorts of foodstuffs and sweeties
Claude Hannah, licensed grocers that replaced the chippie.
This was the butcher's - Tom Smith's, who retired and sold out to one of his apprentices from Barclay Street -Chic Green
The final shop on the right replaced the Galbraith's that used to be there. A Similar style of shop, without the backing of a chain.
New shops built opposite were the death knell for these small traders.

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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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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.


Blasphemy!!!!

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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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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

 

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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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