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HH

Nae probs.

This post must be boring for others....but you did say that I should post more.

En Francaise...Finis.

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In the same way as the Carlton is now known as "Merchant City East"

Hollowthorn,

I'd copyright that and sell it to the estate agents. The Carlton sound so much posher than Merchant City east.

Of course Bellgrove is such a beauutiful name to begin with I'm surprised they haven't transalted it back to La Belle Grove.

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In the same way as the Carlton is now known as "Merchant City East"

and Partickhill is sliding down Gardner Street quicker than a wean on a sledge

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Also, what is the advert on the building to the left of the station?

It's Red Hackle. The now bought-over whisky company's offices there had a fake auld mansion hoose entrance, with wood panelling, sheilds and trophies on the walls plus a dungeon (with 'prisoner') and stocks; great fun for schoolboys in the 'sixties.

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Partick is now known as "Kelvinside South" In the same way as the Carlton is now known as "Merchant City East"

WTF is the CaRlton?

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The posh pronunciation of "The Calton". You know the ones who pronounce law with an "r" at the end.

Matt McGinn will be birlin'

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The posh pronunciation of "The Calton". You know the ones who pronounce law with an "r" at the end.

Matt McGinn will be birlin'

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Jings HH just right in the middle of ma neck of the woods - several in there I'd not seen before. Amazing!!

I'd seen the church which is now the garage - it had a huge steeple - visible for miles, and from all over the Exhibition in Kelvingrove. (C8378, C385, C8951 etc etc )

Demolished now, of course. Good grief.

But I'll have to go have another rummage round VM - looks like they've added to it since I last had a look. I can tell ye that saga of 'Cafe Orlando', long a stalwart of the neighbourhood, rumbles on - it's due to open in yet another new incarnation as a chippie on Tuesday.

It's got nae chance against the wondrous Grove but...

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I see that the Dalcross Pass pic is one of yours HH.

Do you have any other old Partick photos?

I'm looking for pics of Birrs' , particularly the toy dept.

TIA

Alan

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Partic-1.jpg

I really like this one... looks a lot less 'dank', as my American friend puts it, than now.

That very pic was posted here quite recently. But there's nae doot aboot it - it's dank, then and noo!

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I'm looking for pics of Birrs' , particularly the toy dept.

I used to visit "Birss" on a regular basis, they were one of the very few places in Glasgow where "Wargame Figures" could be purchased, wonderful shop, I remember every inch of it, sigh. :D

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Birss of Partick.......!

Clearly I'm getting to the point in life where I've forgotten more than I remember, but this rings a very distant bell......

I could be totally wrong here, but was it a small dept store opposite the flower stall under the railway bridge? Did it used to sell school uniform?

Was the frontage sign black?

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Birss of Partick.......!

.................................

Amazingly enough Birss doesn't get a single mention over on Hidden Glasgow.

Even Lawrence of Partick (and the camel) get a mention :wink:

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Hmmmmm. Perhaps we should get the board's new Private Investigators on the case.......would save the rest of us a whole lotta googling...........

:wink:

Bitch Moo, Taggart, here is your mission should you choose to accept it............ :roll:

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small dept store opposite the flower stall under the railway bridge?

No, Rolly, it was up near the now "Kelvinhall" station.

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No, Rolly, it was up near the now "Kelvinhall" station.

Sorry HH it was between Stewartville St and Gardner St, occupying several of the shop units there, including Krackers and Inches. It also had an entrance on Gardner St which was at various points post Birss a Sub Aqua shop, a Cash Register store, a carpet store and now a dentist's surgery.

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Sorry HH it was between Stewartville St and Gardner St,

I could have swore it was across the road from the Partick Library. :roll:

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