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1 hour ago, HSS said:

Any idea a year for this?

Tram lines still on the ground, but I can't really see the power lines above - so after the last tram in 1957, but before they lifted the tramlines and/or covered the causey/cobbles...?

 

And from comparing the following old maps it's also  before 1969, and maybe around 1961. And the wee boy on the right has LONG trousers/jeans..

I blew it up but can't read the newspaper hoardings for further clues.

Side by side georeferenced maps viewer - Map images - National Library of Scotland (nls.uk)

 

Someone must know when those buildings were demolished?

And Stirling Street vanished.

Bonzo lived nearby.  Ask him...  :)

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Fuxake!!!
I'm sorry! 
I even THOUGHT about it so I widnae f**kup again.  Sheesh!
 
Of course, it IS!
No more views of Wardrop Street, please.  I don't want to disappear up my own err(or)se...
Haha, not so fast. Here's 20-12 Wardrop St (west side) and the junction with Canal St.FB_IMG_1611591242843.thumb.jpeg.d7b76a808fdde351022ed1634ad43300.jpegFB_IMG_1611591234953.thumb.jpeg.2261b35cd8705f0d9c34d96fe6bd6196.jpeg

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28 minutes ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

Haha, not so fast. Here's 20-12 Wardrop St (west side) and the junction with Canal St.FB_IMG_1611591242843.thumb.jpeg.d7b76a808fdde351022ed1634ad43300.jpegFB_IMG_1611591234953.thumb.jpeg.2261b35cd8705f0d9c34d96fe6bd6196.jpeg

Eric!  I've been hoping to see this photo of the wee shop for...anyway, I'm so glad its arrived.  

I would be about 2 or 3 years old when our family became homeless.  My father managed to make an arrangement with the owner for us to move into the shop which was boarded up with planks of wood.  Stone floor!  Eventually, we moved into one of the tenements in the picture (don't know which one) which was luxurious in comparison.  It had gas lighting in the close and in the two rooms we lived in.  Can anyone beat that?:thumbs2

Thanks, Eric.

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39 minutes ago, Desperately Seeking Susans said:

Stone floor!  Eventually, we moved into one of the tenements in the picture (don't know which one) which was luxurious in comparison.  It had gas lighting in the close and in the two rooms we lived in.  Can anyone beat that?:thumbs2

I doubt that anyBuddie else on the forum was alive in the 1850s...

 

 

When did ye move so upmarket to yon palace in Barclay Street?

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40 minutes ago, FTOF said:

Just read that tribute to the photographer.

It felt like it was a tribute to my late uncle. He also survived the Glen Cinema disaster, was a member of Paisley Colour Photographic Society, worked in Singer during the war and worked in Anchor Mill after the war.

My uncle was born in 1920. I wonder if they knew each other?

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20 minutes ago, pod said:

At least renfrewshire council and development company have a good vision for paisley, unlike down here we have 2 county councils that don't seem to have any vision at all.

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1 hour ago, Eric Arthur Blair said:

£160k for a two-bedroom flat, madness.

Aye, but it's in Paisley. 

You know, Location, Location, Location !!!

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1 hour ago, eastlandssaint said:

very interesting.    A 2 bed here would start about 3 or 400,00.  One we looked at recently has just been reduced to over 700,000. 

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find.html?locationIdentifier=STATION^2057&minBedrooms=2&radius=0.5&propertyTypes=flat&primaryDisplayPropertyType=flats&includeSSTC=false&mustHave=&dontShow=&furnishTypes=&keywords=

Haven’t looked really closely at the Cart development yet, but my expectation now for a new 2 bed flat, is for 2 bathrooms. At least.  The one mentioned only has 1!

must be more bowel problems down here than for those folk who are used to clenching their buttocks by watching St Mirren...
 

I understand sorta.... why the best views, and outdoor spaces face the Abbey and Toon Hall, but how about the warmer caress of a south-facing/western sunset verandah?

our Sooth-facing, Cooncil living room and Verandah (overlooking Canal Street) had day-long warmth and light... and we’d gather in the evening at the kitchen windae, when anyBuddie noted a fantastic sunset.  Often.  :)
 

(I think I got “south”right this time...)

 

 

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2 minutes ago, antrin said:

very interesting.    A 2 bed here would start about 3 or 400,00.  One we looked at recently has just been reduced to over 700,000. 

https://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/find.html?locationIdentifier=STATION^2057&minBedrooms=2&radius=0.5&propertyTypes=flat&primaryDisplayPropertyType=flats&includeSSTC=false&mustHave=&dontShow=&furnishTypes=&keywords=

Haven’t looked really closely at the Cart development yet, but my expectation now for a new 2 bed flat, is for 2 bathrooms. At least.  The one mentioned only has 1!

What do you need two toilets for, you only have one arsehole!

Edited by Eric Arthur Blair

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