Scottie wrote:I think my late Granny worked for him as I believe he had a grocer shop in the Main Street? Around where the jeweler's is?
His father had a shop at the top of Saddell St, it became a Co-op.
Maybe WC1 could confirm this, but I seem to remember James Gulliver was guest speaker at a CGS Prizegiving in the late 60s/ early 70s. Am I correct here?
WC1 wrote:He's commemorated in the prize for Chemistry at the Grammar School prize-giving.
I afraid to say I didn't know anything about him until now, probably wrongly assuming he was a scientist.
Hume wrote:WC1 wrote:He's commemorated in the prize for Chemistry at the Grammar School prize-giving.
He died in September 1996 so I think I must have been the (joint) last winner of this during his lifetime!
I afraid to say I didn't know anything about him until now, probably wrongly assuming he was a scientist. Facinating stuff though, tracing the origins of Argyll Foods up to its merger/takeover of and rebranding to Safeway.
On acquiring Allied Suppliers in 1982, Galbraith and Presto chains became part of the Argyll Foods group. Was Galbraith's on Main Street a chain shop - I always just assumed it was locally owned. Is this just conincidental?
In fact, I recognise the Presto brand - was Galbraith's actually a Presto?
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