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ashfield Posted 9th Dec 2016, 12:22pm
  Besom

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/www.scotsman.c...m-1-2787110/amp
ExPOW Posted 8th Dec 2016, 09:36pm
  "bisom" is a Glasgow spin, sometimes mispronounced as "bizum", on a typical Besom Broom.

So you were right.

Think broomstick and you have the visual.
Click here for pictures;

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Re Post #20

Used to look in that Easiephit window often and always thought is was way too crammed.
serabash Posted 8th Dec 2016, 03:04am
  somewhere in the back of my mind I remember my granny getting her bed made by blindcraft in the 60s because it was to fit in the bed recess and wasn't a standard size. I think she had that same bed until she passed away in 1984 ,no change your bed every 8 years for her lol.
I also remember going to easiephit at parkhead cross for sandals in 1969 for our first family holiday abroad to majorca. I got two pairs one white one red and a white handbag to do me for the fortnight I was thirteen and remember being in a huff with my mum because I wasn't allowed a red handbag too. was it just my age or was as my granny said I was a spoilt wee bisom. still not too sure what a bisom is lol I thought it was a sweeping brush but that doesn't make any sense wink.gif
The Duke of Drumchapel Posted 28th Nov 2016, 09:32am
  found this old one in my collection: https://flic.kr/p/8NEpeT
ExPOW Posted 5th Mar 2016, 10:10pm
  Between being created as the Easiphit Warehouse and more lately known as the Blind Craft Building, was it also known as (more colloquially), The Blind Asylum?

There was a wee shop up from the corner of the Askit Factory and across from the BA in Killearn Street that sold sweets, dairy, bread and other things. Always a stopover to buy sweeties on a Sunday rather than put money in the plate at chapel across the road. yes.gif
possilboy Posted 23rd Dec 2013, 07:54pm
  here is one
possilboy Posted 23rd Dec 2013, 07:52pm
  welcome fred just google Mitchell library Glasgow when you get there click on possilpark district there are plenty old photos on it cheers
Foxy52 Posted 23rd Dec 2013, 12:35pm
  Hi All, I remember very well the Blind Craft Factory, a neighbor of mine worked there for years. They used to do a very good business in doing shoe repair also. When l was at Possil Jun. Sec. in the new building, our science classrooms were at the top of the building, it was slightly higher than the blind Craft building. At their lunch time during the summer some of them would actually be playing football on the roof . My neighbor told me that this guys had limited vision, but that there was also a bell inside the ball. Don't know if that was true or not. In regards to them getting to the bus stop across Saracen St. there was always a white coated policeman who would stop traffic to let the blind get across the road. They would get out of work around the same time as we got out of school.
While l am on here l would like to wish everybody a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
Cheers
Foxy
ashfield Posted 23rd Dec 2013, 10:15am
  Fred, welcome to the boards. The photo is from the Virtualmitchell web site, if you go on to it you can copy the photos but they all have a watermark in the centre ( if you look closely at the one above you will see it). Sorry, I can't post the link on this machine, let us know if you have problems finding it.
fmc001 Posted 22nd Dec 2013, 09:41pm
  Hi

I grew up on Stoneyhurst Street just on the other side of the Blindcraft building pictured above.

I am in the process of trying to collect some old pictures of Possilpark and would love to get a copy of the one above. Would it be possible to get a copy??

Regards

Fred
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