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Does anyone know?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:29 am
by SouthendLass
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Can anyone help me - I have an old picture of Greenlees Shoe Shop, but I am wondering where in Campbeltown it was situated.

Thanks Johnny for your help in talking me through how to put a photo on to my file - told you I was thick! :D

Re: Does anyone know?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 3:06 pm
by jdcarra
Hi Southendlass

Hope we have sorted out Photobucket upload.Your pic,i'll pass on that to someone else around that era :)

Cheers
jdcarra

Re: Does anyone know?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 5:00 pm
by bill
Greenlees was a shoe shop on The Main Street. Hodge's on the corner of Longrow South/ Main St. followed by Greenlees.

Catherine has reminded me that Greenlees became Easiphit.

Lately it would have been The Chocolate Box.

Re: Does anyone know?

PostPosted: Fri Jan 31, 2014 7:33 pm
by SouthendLass
Thanks for your help Bill - that's great.

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PostPosted: Sat Feb 01, 2014 10:05 pm
by skrik
It was no. 28 Main St.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 02, 2014 12:23 pm
by gizmo
There are a couple of (I think) interesting bits in this photo.
Is that a gas light over the door?
I can see the name Easiphits on the poster in the window, but cant make out what it says.
The other poster has the words "Scotch footwear by the Scotch firm" surely not written by a Scotsman/woman/person or was it usual back in the day?
I remember the Main St used to have the sunscreens above the shops pulled down quite a lot then (might be my memory playing tricks). Was that the start of global warming?
Would the shameless hussy with the miniskirt be the boss?

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 6:56 pm
by skrik
Bought ma Fitba boots there once ! Didn't do me any good mind !

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 9:07 pm
by gizmo
Not old enough to have used Greenlees but remember getting Tuf school shoes. I am sure they had animal paw prints on the sole and a compass hidden in the heel. The height of fashion at the time. :D

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PostPosted: Tue Feb 04, 2014 10:32 pm
by EMDEE
I remember these shoes. I think they were called Wayfinders.

Round about the same time there was the winklepickers.

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 05, 2014 11:43 am
by petewick
Remember the day the runaway bus crashed through Easiphits window....early 80's I think

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:18 am
by Mzz pasico
I've not been on the forum for a while and have just noticed this. What an absolutely fabulous photograph. Ive been trying to make out what the sign says at top of pic just below the "L. Could it be "repairs neatly done".A gem of a pic.

Re: Does anyone know?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2014 10:38 am
by bill
Yes you are spot on Mzz.There is a photograph in Carol McNeil's "Old Campbeltown and Machrihanish" taken from slightly further down Main Street, and more to the left, where the sign is easier to read.(with a magnifying glass) :roll:

Re: Does anyone know?

PostPosted: Sat Mar 01, 2014 3:25 am
by Mzz pasico
Thanks Bill. A gem of a photograph and jeezo what a window display! :D