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On 3/11/2022 at 8:24 AM, faraway saint said:

Paisley Cross c.1968 A 'real' McGills Bus. The Leyland Titan PD2.30 comes through Paisley Cross on its way to Skye Crescent. Looks like a quiet morning in the town with only a few pedestrians. Note the wee Bear Charity collection.

May be an image of 4 people and street

I remember the wee bear collection tins, it reminded me of the wee lassie with leg callipers one, that used to scare me as a kid, what were they thinking.......

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Moss Street around 1977.

Staffinders were very busy back then. The Glasgow Herald/Evening Times office can be seen further down County Place. Is that a Tullochs the Butcher van ?

Curry and Paxton made precision lenses in Victorian times. By the 1960s they had opened a nationwide chain of opticians, with one very famous customer: Michael Caine. Not a lot of people know that.

 

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17 hours ago, faraway saint said:

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Moss Street around 1977.

Staffinders were very busy back then. The Glasgow Herald/Evening Times office can be seen further down County Place. Is that a Tullochs the Butcher van ?

Curry and Paxton made precision lenses in Victorian times. By the 1960s they had opened a nationwide chain of opticians, with one very famous customer: Michael Caine. Not a lot of people know that.

 

Next door to Curry & Paxton in Moss Street is a Tobacconist. Also on the same side as the Times office was the Hairdressers/Barbers. As they now say on BBC Scotland radio, there is other papers. Who can remember the other evening paper, the Citizen and their office in Old Sneddon.

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Next door to Curry & Paxton in Moss Street is a Tobacconist. Also on the same side as the Times office was the Hairdressers/Barbers. As they now say on BBC Scotland radio, there is other papers. Who can remember the other evening paper, the Citizen and their office in Old Sneddon.


Tobacconist is still there, Harvie's?
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10 hours ago, hamlet said:

Next door to Curry & Paxton in Moss Street is a Tobacconist. Also on the same side as the Times office was the Hairdressers/Barbers. As they now say on BBC Scotland radio, there is other papers. Who can remember the other evening paper, the Citizen and their office in Old Sneddon.

You used to get the Pink Times and the Green Citizen around 5:30om on a Sat with all the football results,match reports etc 

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6.10 pm was the time to get the Green Citizen and Pink Times from the wee dude located at  Barrhead Centre.

Always read the Saints match report in the Citizen while walking back to the house then gave that one to my dad as I kept the Times for my reading.

If there was any change, even a halfpenny, he never let me keep it.

Fecking Booooooo !!!

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On 3/15/2022 at 7:02 AM, faraway saint said:

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Moss Street around 1977.

Staffinders were very busy back then. The Glasgow Herald/Evening Times office can be seen further down County Place. Is that a Tullochs the Butcher van ?

 

 

Footballer Eddie Morrison was the manager of the Herald/Times office , quite a few of his team-mates worked part-time there , including Eric Murray and Davie Provan !

 

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2 hours ago, billyg said:

Footballer Eddie Morrison was the manager of the Herald/Times office , quite a few of his team-mates worked part-time there , including Eric Murray and Davie Provan !

 

As did Dixie Deans. He helped out when he was serving a six week? ban just when he signed for Celtic. I worked there after school and Saturdays then.

 

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Former RAI neilston road on Fire tonight.

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There is a campaign to save the RAI as it’s owner has allowed it to crumble and die. 

Will be sad to lose another famous Paisley building.

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This weeks 'Then' image from the Heritage Library is another re-release showing Gordon Street about 1970.

Possibly the best photo I've seen of the old Gordon Street, it reveals how the old street used to look before the buildings on the left were torn down to create the Dual Carriageway we have now.

The Tower of the old Fire Station is in the centre background where Johnstone Street converges. On the left foreground is Lawsons clothing store (for which you got a credit 'line' or a Provident Cheque unless you were 'comfortable' if I remember righly), and on the right a Bus emerges from the old Western S.M.T. Bus Station, and Lews, which was like an Army & Navy type store which stocked just about all your Work or Camping requisites. For me it was 'Commando' Boots, Desert Boots, Wranglers, Haversacks, Beanie and Bobcaps, and for a one time 'trend' when we all wore 'Commando' hats as young teens. I almost bought an Afghan Coat fancying being a 'Hippy'!! Happy Days indeed 😃

May be an image of street and text that says "LEWS"

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On 3/26/2022 at 10:43 AM, faraway saint said:

 

This weeks 'Then' image from the Heritage Library is another re-release showing Gordon Street about 1970.

Possibly the best photo I've seen of the old Gordon Street, it reveals how the old street used to look before the buildings on the left were torn down to create the Dual Carriageway we have now.

The Tower of the old Fire Station is in the centre background where Johnstone Street converges. On the left foreground is Lawsons clothing store (for which you got a credit 'line' or a Provident Cheque unless you were 'comfortable' if I remember righly), and on the right a Bus emerges from the old Western S.M.T. Bus Station, and Lews, which was like an Army & Navy type store which stocked just about all your Work or Camping requisites. For me it was 'Commando' Boots, Desert Boots, Wranglers, Haversacks, Beanie and Bobcaps, and for a one time 'trend' when we all wore 'Commando' hats as young teens. I almost bought an Afghan Coat fancying being a 'Hippy'!! Happy Days indeed 😃

May be an image of street and text that says "LEWS"

Lews was a great store. There was a gents outfitters diagonally across from Lews, can’t remember the name? It shut down sometime in the late 80s early 90s. I remember going into the bus station and getting the bus to Blackpool, ah the good old days.

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