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marydee Posted 20th Jan 2016, 09:55am
  Massey's in Govan was situated at 33 Burleigh St right across from Brechin's pub and the 'black man's ' statue. I remember before Allied Suppliers came on the scene being visited by the owner accompanied by his son, a tall gangley lad about 18 years of age. The boss who had worked all his life for Massey's in Blackhill got us all in the back shop before they arrived and told us if the son spoke to us we were to call him Mr Colin.... Aye right.
Guide reader Posted 20th Jan 2016, 08:58am
  Thanks Elma, it is so nice to see a helpful, informative post, instead of all the argumentative rubbish that seems to have taken over recently.
Elma Posted 20th Jan 2016, 02:46am
  Masseys, Cochranes, Templetons and Liptons were all part of the Allied Suppliers Group who had branches all over the Glasgow area. Their Head Office was in Anderston but moved to Thornliebank in the 60s. My husband was the Assistant Comptroller/Accountant for them before we moved to Canada.
angel Posted 20th Jan 2016, 01:07am
QUOTE (Billy Boil @ 20th Jan 2016, 12:49am) *
I remember the name well as I lived only a few mins. walk to Guvin Cross. I cant for the life of me remember exactly where and what Massey's was?

Massey's was a well known grocery store , I don't know where it was in Govan
I knew where it was in Partick .
Billy Boil Posted 20th Jan 2016, 12:41am
QUOTE (marydee @ 6th Jan 2016, 11:22am) *
I worked in Massey's at Govan cross before I got married and nearly died when the Bilsland breadman told me the price of a wedding cake I couldn't afford it . The next day he came in with a leaflet with all the designs and told me to pick the one I wanted and it would only be about a third of the price. The cake was duly delivered and it was beautiful. The surprise came when it was cut it was birthday cake, the driver had got the confectioner to decorate two birthday cakes as wedding cakes there was no fiddle I paid for two birthday cakes.

I remember the name well as I lived only a few mins. walk to Guvin Cross. I cant for the life of me remember exactly where and what Massey's was?
Tally Rand Posted 15th Jan 2016, 12:37am
QUOTE (lubbock @ 31st Jan 2015, 09:48pm) *
Sad to see another piece of Glasgow's industrial past being demolished ,Bislands bakery with its iconic white lettered name reduced to rubble ...when it's gone it's gone .....

And much thanks to the rabid southern Valkyrie, Maggie (hammer of the Scots) Thatcher. Who brought untold wealth to British England, and devastated the North for all generations.
Elma Posted 8th Jan 2016, 05:12pm
  I remember the Empire Exhibition, I was only three at the time but my Mum and Dad thought it well worth travelling up from Annan, where we lived, to see such a great event. I was with them and so that I couldn't wander away I was put into reins with the long strap, you know the thing that was worn in the pram that clipped on to the rings at the side. It would probably be called child abuse now huh.gif I don't remember much about the exhibition itself but I did visit the remains when my Glasgow school choir was at the Arts Building (can't remember it's proper name!)
DannyH Posted 7th Jan 2016, 11:50pm
  I know this is off topic, but thanks Bilbo and Melody for the good news regarding Tomi and Rab.

Back on to the topic.

1938 was the year of the Empire Exhibition in Glasgow. We couldn't show the world now, what we manufactured in those days in spite of no Health and Safety regulations!

I was supposd to go to the Exhibition with my class at primary school. I couldn't go because I had the measles or some other contagious disease. The school was across the road from my three story tenement window. I can remember 'bubbling' at the window when my classmates departed in a group for the Exhibition. Some memories never leave you!

The film showing the number of ships on the Clyde brought back memories for me. Seeing the City of Benares in the film was, in particular, poignant.

Betsy2009 Posted 7th Jan 2016, 02:40pm
  That is good news.

Has anyone heard from Purple?
Melody Posted 7th Jan 2016, 01:54pm
  Aw all good news. thumbup.gif smile.gif
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