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> Blindcraft Building Saracen Street, Former Easiephit Footwear in Possilpark
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post 7th Apr 2009, 09:04am
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Hi Big Tommy .I am afraid the Blindcraft Building was demolished years ago, aS Post 5 will verify Cheers Flim
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post 7th Apr 2009, 04:25pm
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Dear ~Flam
Im sorry ,but i havent been down that direction in years . I think someone said it was now an ugly hole in the ground.
Well nows the time to make something of it .A Cinema would be nice. We have to travel into the City now to see a film on the big screen .
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post 7th Apr 2009, 10:42pm
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QUOTE (Rabbie @ 6th Apr 2009, 01:46am) *
Thats one more location, I have to touch base with again.


Ach buggerit, looks like ah wus too late, yit another wee bit of oor history gawn. Wit a scunner. mad.gif

Is there nae stoaping these people from wrecking oor toon.


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post 20th Jun 2009, 11:54pm
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hi , i think theres gony be somthing built there coz theres a sign post up noo, i read it but i think its gony be a doctors , shop(s) and a few other things wink.gif
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post 11th Jul 2009, 01:24am
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hi all someone mentiond the easiephit in the blind craft this photo is the old one in saracen st

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post 12th Jul 2009, 03:44pm
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I remember when I was young and all the blind ppl would get on the buses it always amazed me they knew what buses to get on lol ,,, can anyone mind when it went on fire
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post 22nd Dec 2013, 09:41pm
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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??

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post 23rd Dec 2013, 10:15am
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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.


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post 23rd Dec 2013, 12:35pm
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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
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post 23rd Dec 2013, 07:52pm
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welcome fred just google Mitchell library Glasgow when you get there click on possilpark district there are plenty old photos on it cheers
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post 23rd Dec 2013, 07:54pm
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here is one

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post 5th Mar 2016, 10:10pm
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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


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post 28th Nov 2016, 09:32am
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found this old one in my collection: https://flic.kr/p/8NEpeT
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post 8th Dec 2016, 03:04am
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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
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post 8th Dec 2016, 09:36pm
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"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.
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Re Post #20

Used to look in that Easiephit window often and always thought is was way too crammed.


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