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14 minutes ago, Cumbriansaint72 said:

Amazing the things that come back into mind looking at some of these pictures. Being dragged round Goldberg's by parents, Tandy was a no go as they asked for address at every sale and mum didn't want 'their crap' sent in post☺. Saints shop was visited if I was with my dad on his own.

My two favourite shops in Paisley were The Saints shop and Listen the record store. Boots used to have a decent collection of LPs to IIRC.

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8 minutes ago, Yflab said:

My two favourite shops in Paisley were The Saints shop and Listen the record store. Boots used to have a decent collection of LPs to IIRC.

Woolworths was quite good in its day for music. Remember the co-op in causeyside st used to take my mum and gran an eternity to get round,  same as arnotts where I can still see me, my dad AND grandad made to stand in middle of a wide isle so we didn't break anything😂😂

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47 minutes ago, Cumbriansaint72 said:

Woolworths was quite good in its day for music. Remember the co-op in causeyside st used to take my mum and gran an eternity to get round,  same as arnotts where I can still see me, my dad AND grandad made to stand in middle of a wide isle so we didn't break anything😂😂

I don’t remember every buying anything in Arnotts but it was a great route through to the Saints shop from where I lived avoiding all that crystal glass on the ground floor. 😂 

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Woolworths was quite good in its day for music. Remember the co-op in causeyside st used to take my mum and gran an eternity to get round,  same as arnotts where I can still see me, my dad AND grandad made to stand in middle of a wide isle so we didn't break anything


Was going through old stuff and so much you talk about is referenced in this letter sent to my gran.

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1 hour ago, Yflab said:

I don’t remember every buying anything in Arnotts but it was a great route through to the Saints shop from where I lived avoiding all that crystal glass on the ground floor. 😂 

Don't think we ever got anything from there, just a lot of whingeing about how much things cost and not to break anything!!!

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1 hour ago, Yflab said:

I don’t remember every buying anything in Arnotts but it was a great route through to the Saints shop from where I lived avoiding all that crystal glass on the ground floor. 😂 

Any excuse to nip through the ladies underwear section.:whistle

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3 hours ago, faraway saint said:

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I remember that.I was brought up South Side of the town and one of my mates dad used to park in South Campbell St............until the chimney was blown off St Charles Chapel and landed on the roof of his car.

Dont know if it went down as an Act of God.🙄

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I slept right through it, first I knew of it was looking out the (first floor) window and seeing a hut lying in the middle of the road. Each side was still attached to the roof but splayed out on each side as if a giant had played it on the road then pressed his (or her or their) foot down on the roof.

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7 hours ago, HSS said:

I remember that.I was brought up South Side of the town and one of my mates dad used to park in South Campbell St............until the chimney was blown off St Charles Chapel and landed on the roof of his car.

Dont know if it went down as an Act of God.🙄

The debris in Andrews Street was everywhere but the real fun was in the Fountain gardens.

Massive trees uprooted, a great playground for me and my Action Man. :thumbs2

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15 minutes ago, faraway saint said:

The debris in Andrews Street was everywhere but the real fun was in the Fountain gardens.

Massive trees uprooted, a great playground for me and my Action Man. :thumbs2

a euphemism?

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I do remember Springbank Road was like a scene from a war film, hard to take in what had happened, being only 10. 

Back on the night of the 14th/15th January, 1968, 50 years ago tonight, Paisley, Glasgow and much of the West of Scotland suffered some seriously destructive storm damage which resulting in whole streets of Victoria Street, Albert Street and much of Springbank Road being evacuated, cars wrecked and hundreds of thousand of pounds worth of damage to property. The Springbank area tenements were beyond repair and had to be demolished. Ferguslie Park had over 100 houses damaged. There was much damage to the tenements of the Broomlands Street and Well Street area, as well as to the tenements of the East End. Here is some reportage from the Paisley Daily Express on the incident

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9 minutes ago, guinness said:

I was about 10 and slept through it. Woke up and looked across the road,Greenlaw Avenue, and one close had had the roof torn off.

We were quite lucky being on the bottom flat, I faintly remember being told to get into my parents bed, their bed was in the recess and well away from the windows.

The noise was something else, and, as I said, being 10 I just snuggled under the covers till morning. 

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