Saddell Street

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Postby petewick » Sat Oct 28, 2006 9:02 am

alan kincaid wrote:i used to work in gordon blacks shop with him and his wife about 25 years ago- i used to make up boxes of provisions for quite a lot of the fishing boats. think he lived up high askomil ? is gordon and wife still alive-reckon they must be in there eighties by now .

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They lived up at Rothmar on High Askomil, Gordons wife passed away some years ago, Gordon more recently.

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Postby weetoonie » Tue Oct 31, 2006 12:24 pm

and the wee shop that was in the close in pensioners row. now who remembers that one?
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Postby bill » Tue Oct 31, 2006 1:29 pm

I remember the shop in Pensioners Row,(was it Wardropes'??) as I used to deliver there when I was working on the Dunsade lorry with Charlie Morrison.

What about the sweetie shop that was at the top of the Longrow?There was another little shop next to it that sold kiddies clothes and ribbons etc.,across the road from McIlcheres' top shop.Can't for the life of me remember the name of either,but I'm sure someone will.
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Postby EMDEE » Tue Oct 31, 2006 4:07 pm

Sweetie shop at the top of the Longrow was Armstrongs, it became McSporrans, and finally Stewarts before it closed.

The shop beside it was a tartan and highland dress shop and was called Fasain Chinn-tir. (Kintyre Fashion?) This one opened in the late 1970s, and I think prior to that was a private flat.
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Re: Saddell Street

Postby petewick » Thu Mar 20, 2014 12:26 pm

Stewarts actually sold it to a family called ward who named it the Candy Shop.
It closed when they retired, they converted it into a flat where one of their relatives lived.
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Postby Iain » Mon Jun 16, 2014 6:17 pm

bill wrote:Soaps was always the most popular barbers in town,and you could'nt beat Cathy Thompsons sweetie shop for the penny tray.
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Lol ! Thanks Bill ! Cathy Thompsons, a wonderful 'well-rounded' lady ! :wink: I must have bought up half her stock !
As for Soaps..., even today, here in Belgium, I'll explain about all the scissor-clicking and nobody comprehends.
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