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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?

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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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24 minutes ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:
15 hours ago, rabuddies said:
Did they not stock toys and airfix kits and that sort of stuff.

Among the toys I got from there was Arnold Palmer ProShot Golf and an Action Man Argyll and Sutherland Highlander outfit.

We were quite poor in those days but I do remember having loads of fun with the Action Man Deserter figure

 

 

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On 11/17/2019 at 8:32 AM, Eric Arthur Blair said:
On 11/16/2019 at 5:11 PM, rabuddies said:
Did they not stock toys and airfix kits and that sort of stuff.

Among the toys I got from there was Arnold Palmer ProShot Golf and an Action Man Argyll and Sutherland Highlander outfit.

Ah Arnold Palmer proshot golf I remember it well, with the felt putting green and the tiny clubs attached to the shank then my Johnny seven gun afterwards. Boom.

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48 minutes ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Fantastic video from 1991, fast forward to around 6:15 onwards to see what the area around the stadium used to be like.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/806804909405914/permalink/2683517871734599/

There was a similar video going around showing Gallowhill, 

Also one around the West End? 

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There was a similar video going around showing Gallowhill, 
Also one around the West End? 
Ive seen the Linwood Toll to West End and back video but not the Gallowhill one. Not much will have changed in G.hill other than the changes at Rockfield, Brabloch and McDonald's.

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6 hours ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:
6 hours ago, faraway saint said:
There was a similar video going around showing Gallowhill, 
Also one around the West End? 

Ive seen the Linwood Toll to West End and back video but not the Gallowhill one. Not much will have changed in G.hill other than the changes at Rockfield, Brabloch and McDonald's.

O yes there will be changes. I no longer stay there!!. Seriously,  no shops with tic like Willie Warnocks in Gallowhill Road, no co-op, no Galbraiths,

no Alisons Dairy (I think that was the name) horse and float,  no street football.

If the Gallowhill video is around would very much appreciate if it could be posted here.

As i've said before, keep the photos coming. 

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