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18 hours ago, hamlet said:

Can anybody remember if the drinking fountain had a cup to use.

It did, it was metal on a chain.  No idea if it was regularly replaced but my mum used to threaten me with a skelp if I went anywhere near it.  Dirty, dirty.  🚱

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1 hour ago, rabuddies said:

It did, it was metal on a chain.  No idea if it was regularly replaced but my mum used to threaten me with a skelp if I went anywhere near it.  Dirty, dirty.  🚱

Thanks for confirmation. 

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18 minutes ago, Cookie Monster said:

Never knew it was still in use in 1973. emoji44.png

First memories of the Canal Street building are from about the mid to late 70's and not realising that it was just built.

Aye

All the Christmas parties i went to in the place apart 1 year they were on strike

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Aye
All the Christmas parties i went to in the place apart 1 year they were on strike
One of my earliest memories is a Christmas party in there, watching a cartoon.on.an old cinefilm, and being allowed to take a whole handful of sweeties from a jar! Probably around 1970.
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1 minute ago, BuddieinEK said:
1 hour ago, windae cleaner said:
Aye
All the Christmas parties i went to in the place apart 1 year they were on strike

One of my earliest memories is a Christmas party in there, watching a cartoon.on.an old cinefilm, and being allowed to take a whole handful of sweeties from a jar! Probably around 1970.

Sorry i was talking about Canal St station

But they showed cartoons on the old cinefilm,played games.fed us juice,pieces and sausage rolls

Got a present from Santa and then a selection box when leaving

Even the year they were on strike they held the party at some hall on George St

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Another personal one, Sweenie's was owned by my great Uncle Jack Sweenie (my Mum's uncle). 
This was their shop and showroom in Smithhills St (where the road under the car park is now) and the warehouse was across the road beside the Old Swan.  IIRC the showroom moved round the corner to Old Sneddon St.
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It did indeed.  Bought a fair bit of furniture and fittings in the early 70's from the Old Sneddon shop.  That was when the public sector bought locally.  Sweenie, Jimmy Spence in Broomland Street and Archibald McKellar in Thornliebank did very well for a number for years.

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Those lorries were always called pantechnicon - I think because they had the bit over the cab but I’m no sure
Definition of 'pantechnicon'

1. a large van, esp one used for furniture removals. 2. a warehouse where furniture is stored.
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1 hour ago, Slarti said:

Definition of 'pantechnicon'

1. a large van, esp one used for furniture removals. 2. a warehouse where furniture is stored.

More commonly known as Pantecs.I’ve always been amazed by the wee “living area” above the cab.

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19 minutes ago, Scanlon's Left Peg said:

At page 110 now.

Plenty great posts and photos especially from EAB.

My thanks to EAB and all others who have posted old photos on this thread. 

Keep up the good work  :thumbsup

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12 hours ago, Scanlon's Left Peg said:

Page 150 and loving it.

Probably finish this wonderful Thread tomorrow.

Then move onto Shull's Saints Photos Topic.

Give it the deserved treatment.

 

Your taking this to far now Shull 😆

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