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Saddell Street

Postby Martin » Sat May 06, 2006 11:14 am

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Postby jaywalker » Sat May 06, 2006 3:45 pm

If your looking for shops from the dim and distant past, Finlay Borthwick's sweetie shop on Longrow South takes some beating.. Hundreds of glass jars of different sweets and the trays of sweeties for 1/2d, 1d and the tuppenny tray for when you were flush... Oh my God... I think I've just turned into my mother. :(
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Postby Dunc » Sat May 06, 2006 7:00 pm

On the corner with John Street was a toy shop owned by an old guy Findlator or something like that. Other side had a butchers shop and a shop where Jack Mc Kinven sold ice cream etc and was a great source of "hot ice".
Can just remember up at the top had a fruit shop and a big co-operative shop where it joined High Street. Where the police houses are of course was Mac Donalds orchard going back quite a long way towards Broad Street.....
I,m sure there were more shops tucked away somewhere thou.

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Postby Martin » Sun May 07, 2006 11:00 am

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Postby A Horse called Juan Face » Sun May 07, 2006 1:15 pm

the glue pot?

what's that?

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Postby Bobbie En Tejas » Sun May 07, 2006 3:15 pm

A Horse called Juan Face wrote:the glue pot?

what's that?

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Postby Martin » Sun May 07, 2006 6:54 pm

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Re: Saddell Street

Postby jdcarra » Tue May 09, 2006 7:08 am

Martin wrote: and a barbers where my father used to drag me into for clipping.


the barbers name was Bobby Houston who lived in Davaar Ave.
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Postby Reidiboy » Tue May 09, 2006 2:34 pm

I can even remember getting hauled in there by the oldfla to get sheared :shock: . Bobby was some man at the fly fishing too!
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Postby Dunc » Tue May 09, 2006 2:40 pm

Actually my GGF lived at the rear of the Gluepot (if it was there then) and kept pigs who were probably the elite of the family tree!!!.
He used to be able to fish out his back window when the tide was in.The small wall in front of Tesco's was the sea wall in those days of course..
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Postby campbeltown loch » Fri Sep 08, 2006 12:30 am

blacks. wit a shop that wis!
it supplied me wit ma sweets n aw sorts.
bak in the day wen a wis a yungfla at dalintober :P
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Postby abbey craig » Fri Sep 08, 2006 7:43 pm

remember wee peter finnies barbers
shop beside bob johnstones grocers shop on high street

going back in time now.......
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Postby bill » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:07 pm

Soaps was always the most popular barbers in town,and you could'nt beat Cathy Thompsons sweetie shop for the penny tray.

Can anyone remember the wee dirty shop that was in between Wallace's furniture shop and Duncan Brown's toy shop?
Can remember it was an elderly woman who owned it,and anytime you went in she was sat on a stool.If I remember right she stayed up by Hazelburn,she used to walk from her house to the shop pushing a bicycle.

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Postby EMDEE » Fri Oct 27, 2006 8:21 pm

Mary McCallum.

She sat on the bike and freewheeled down Millknowe, and pushed it back up Millknowe at night.

Cathie Thomson's shop came to a sad end.
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Postby alan k » Fri Oct 27, 2006 9:25 pm

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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