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> Stores In Sauchiehall Street, Large stores on Sauchiehall St in the 60s
Lilian
post 8th Mar 2016, 10:53am
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I hope this is the right place to post this.I used to visit family and friends in Glasgow and I know there were large stores on Sauchiehall Street in the 60s some of them stretched into Hope Street.
I know one was called Watt Brothers.Anyone know any more of them?
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post 8th Mar 2016, 06:32pm
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Here are some: Dalys, Pettigrew & Stephens, Copland & Lye, Watt Bros., Hendersons and on the other side of the street Treron, C & A, Muirheads then Marks & Spencer and Woolworths. I have probably forgotten some.
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post 8th Mar 2016, 06:50pm
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QUOTE (Elma @ 8th Mar 2016, 07:40pm) *
Here are some: Dalys, Pettigrew & Stephens, Copland & Lye, Watt Bros., Hendersons and on the other side of the street Treron, C & A, Muirheads then Marks & Spencer and Woolworths. I have probably forgotten some.



Does anyone think the street has improved since those days?


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Lilian
post 8th Mar 2016, 07:06pm
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Thank you so much Elma.They all ring a bell now.It was a real treat to go shopping or window-looking in Sauchiehall Street although I think they were more expensive than the Argyll Street shops.
Argyll Street was more interesting I think as it had more of a variety of shops.
bilbo.s,I don't honestly know how it has changed/improved as I haven't been to Sauchiehall Street for quite a few years.
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post 9th Mar 2016, 01:38am
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Sauchiehall Street has gone way down, it is mostly pound shops, newsagents and lower end department stores now. I was there in October last year and was so disappointed in how grubby it looked. Preferred to go to Buchanan Galleries, Buchanan Street and St.Enoch Centre.
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post 9th Mar 2016, 07:40pm
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I've just remembered Reid and Todd was there too and I bought gloves out of there to give someone for Christmas.

Sad to hear it's not so nice now.
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post 18th Mar 2016, 02:16pm
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There was also Trerons and Lyons Dunns the mens taylors, Woolworth of course,
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post 19th Mar 2016, 08:21pm
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Thanks CharingCross.I don't remember Lyons.Was it similar to Trerons and the other big stores previously mentioned?
I remember the name of Dunns the men's tailors.
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post 20th Mar 2016, 07:56am
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Lyons was at the corner of Elmbank Street and sold books, stationery items and toys - bit of a strange mixture.


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post 20th Mar 2016, 10:14am
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Thanks bilbo.s.I really don't remember it at all .
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post 22nd Mar 2016, 09:36am
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QUOTE (bilbo.s @ 20th Mar 2016, 08:04am) *
Lyons was at the corner of Elmbank Street and sold books, stationery items and toys - bit of a strange mixture.



There was sad incident at Lyons many years ago. A vehicle, probably a heavy lorry, ran out of control down Garnet Street, crossed Sauchiehall Street and smashed through Lyons window. There were a number of casualities.
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post 22nd Mar 2016, 10:05am
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The huge clock that was outside the Copland and Lye shop is now the centrepice of the main street
in Milngavie.I have to agree that our most famous street is now rather down at heel and must be a
disappointment to visitors.
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post 23rd Mar 2016, 06:59pm
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Thank you DannyH and Dykejumper for replying.
That was a very sad accident indeed.I don't remember it but I think I do remember Garnet Street going up a very steep hill near to the Dental School.
I am not from Glasgow but have spent many happy times there.
Interesting to hear about the Copland and Lye clock.I hope it gives pleasure to many people seeing it there.
I clearly remember being in Watt Brothers ladies clothing department but I can't remember what these other big stores stocked but I think it was ladies and gent's wear as well.
I remember thinking Watt Brothers seemed a bit old fashioned.
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post 23rd Mar 2016, 08:00pm
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Was there not a large British Home Stores (BHS) on the Hope Street corner south side about that time?


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post 23rd Mar 2016, 08:59pm
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Whatever happened to C&A?
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