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> Georges Cross, the shops on the corners.
cowcaddens kid
post 7th Apr 2008, 11:04pm
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Hi just been looking at a old tram photo of junction of St Georges Rd, with New city road and Great western road corners in picture , At new city road it was Wood and Selbys store and D M Hoey.
other corners Masseys at junction of maryhill road,
My question is what was the other big shop on great western road at Georges road , i remember this area in late 1950, early 60s before the motorway went through taking a lot of this bit away, tram picture was on National tram museum site at Crich . Anyone help or remember -its one of those niggling ones at the back of my mind

I hope you can help. http://www.tramway.co.uk/photos/73/7290.jpg

Thanks for listening Gee
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post 7th Apr 2008, 11:56pm
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Hi Cowcaddens Kid meet another Cowcaddens kid.
I was raised in Sawfield Place just across from North Woodside Road, and moved to Barlanark while I was still at school.
Moved to Shamrock Street at the George's Cross end when I got married and lived there for 5 years, late 50s early 60s and we had to move because of the new Motorway.

We used to go to Hoey's for our School Uniforms.

I'm sorry, but I can't remember the name of the shop you are asking about. The only one I can recall is the Co-op and that wasn't at the Cross. The only other and I think that was at Charing Cross, was Stuart & Stuart the furniture shop.


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post 8th Apr 2008, 12:24am
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was it no dallas,es and it was very expensive or was that in charing cross as a got a spanish doll for 29shillings and11pennies that was mega bucks then


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post 8th Apr 2008, 01:50am
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I still have the bookcase that I chose from Wood and Selbys as the wedding gift that I got from the teaching staff at Stow College on Shamrock Street, where I worked. As I say I still have it, brought it with me together with a lot of furniture when we emigrated to Canada, This bookcase has been in daily use now for 49 years!

My friend and I used to walk along Shamrock Street and down St. Georges Road to Woodlands Road where we would get our buses home, she on the #10 to Knightswood and me on the 10A to Scotstoun.

I remember there was a bank at the corner of New City Road, Maryhill Road and St. Georges Road, my (then) fiance and I opened a joint account there to save up before we got married. He worked in the office of R.S.McColls in Maryhill at the time.
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post 8th Apr 2008, 03:11am
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Did you try the Mitchell Library, has lots of images of stores, you can search the district or street if that fails try subject

http://www.mitchelllibrary.org/virtualmitc....php?a=district
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post 12th Apr 2008, 05:35pm
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Thanks everybody- esp. Murn -i had a rare time on mitchel site,got a couple of shots but they show Hoeys -still I have seen a lot of interesting pictures.
take good care of yourselves
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post 27th May 2008, 12:25pm
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Cowcaddens Kid,
Wood and Selby's had premises on both sides of St George's Rd at the Cross as you can see from the attached pics.

Le durachd,

Eddy

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post 27th May 2008, 12:28pm
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Sorry about that last post, here's the other pic.

Le durachd,

Eddy

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post 24th Jul 2008, 10:58pm
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Hi thanks for the answers and the photos are excellent (are they your own) sorry it took me so long to reply been bogged down a bit then lost my log in details , you have solved my question and i can relax again -it was always nagging at back of my mind.

Gee
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post 5th Mar 2010, 08:58pm
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Opposite Wood and selby on st georges road amd great western road in the mid to late sixties was a tv. electrical and record shop which was part of the clydesdale chain. My brother and I bought our first album/LP from there in Jan 1967 or 8. We were the last family to leave that end of Shamrock street in May 1968
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post 17th Mar 2010, 10:56am
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QUOTE (*James* @ 5th Mar 2010, 09:15pm) *
Opposite Wood and selby on st georges road amd great western road in the mid to late sixties was a tv. electrical and record shop which was part of the clydesdale chain. My brother and I bought our first album/LP from there in Jan 1967 or 8. We were the last family to leave that end of Shamrock street in May 1968


I also like you bought stuff from that shop, a 3 inch Reel to Reel tape recorder in 1966 which I still have, thanks to my Uncle that kept it whilst I was away inthe Navy. It still works perfectly and would be interested to hear if anyone has similar stuff that still works from that shop.
It's a FERGUSON ....MADE IN BRITAIN.....beat that Japan.

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post 17th Mar 2010, 11:55am
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In the picture taken from the roof if you look along you can see a new type building which was a Woolworths shop.The building is still there and by this you get an idea of the line of New City Road.
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post 29th Jun 2010, 10:00pm
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QUOTE (DaneyMc @ 17th Mar 2010, 12:13pm) *
I also like you bought stuff from that shop, a 3 inch Reel to Reel tape recorder in 1966 which I still have, thanks to my Uncle that kept it whilst I was away inthe Navy. It still works perfectly and would be interested to hear if anyone has similar stuff that still works from that shop.
It's a FERGUSON ....MADE IN BRITAIN.....beat that Japan.

Have a nice day everyone...Mac

The Shop IIRC was Machell's - a quality Radio TV retailer.

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post 22nd Sep 2010, 07:38pm
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hi Cowcaddens boy
My mother worked in wood and selbys in the 50s another shop I remember was mClays the record shop in new city road I bought my first record from there it was hit the road jack by ray charles I also usud to go to the snooker hall in st georges road not the one above masseys
I also remember the cambridge picture house on new city road and forresters the bike shop next door
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post 4th Sep 2012, 09:26am
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Thanks for putting all these photos online! really enjoyed looking through them.

I moved to St Georges cross a few years ago and love to see how things used to be. have recently been told what i know as china town used to be a circus!

I have recently been in a shop in the Buchanan Galleries that sells the work of John Boyd. Must have been 60 different paintings showing Glasgow back in the tram days. definitely worth a look.
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