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> The Forge Market, buildings
big tommy
post 14th Oct 2005, 03:06pm
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ohmy.gif Over at Duke Street sits the great shopping mall called 'The Forge' .

Most remember it as Beardmores or 'The Parkhead Forge '.

I must say it is my favourite of all Glasgows Malls .
So many shops to choose from .Even a cinema at the end.

Accross Duke Street is The Forge closed market where you can buy anything at all .It is reputed to be the largest closed market in Scotland .Great for a day's shopping .

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post 14th Oct 2005, 03:30pm
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Is this a new mall. I dont recall anything like this on Duke St.


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post 14th Oct 2005, 03:36pm
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Dear Isobel

The shopping mall has been around for close to 15 years ,including the cinema . The closed market accross Duke Street has ben there for about 8 years . you can but almost anything there.
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post 17th Oct 2005, 05:51am
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Is it just me or has everybody decided to Americanise our speech? I know they are refered to as "malls" in America,but for me they will always be shopping centres.Note spelling,not center. biggrin.gif

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post 17th Oct 2005, 07:25am
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Canada calls them Malls too Riddrie, sno jist America.

El defendo de la country Canada, note spelling...no North America, Glesga style. laugh.gif

Must admit it's a word I didn't like when I first came here..naturally I pronounced it the wrong way and called it Maal instead of Moll, I felt a right ejjit. Still don't really like the word.

I've never been to this Shopping Centre, heard it's a good one....in fact ah think betty's got shares in it she's in there that often. winkywinkbetty.


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post 17th Oct 2005, 08:22am
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With such a large proportion of board members living in Canada and the United States it is not surprising that North American usage is fairly common on this board. That said, I am beginning to notice that the use of North American English is creeping into our everyday conversation here in Glasgow as well.

Among GG's images of Parkhead is a picture showing one of the entrances to the Forge Shopping Centre. The area covered by the original Forge, or at least the Forge in its heyday, was quite extensive and the shopping centre and Forge Market cover only part of the area of the Forge. Apart from those two areas, the ground covered by Beardmores stretched as far as Camlachie to the west and Shettleston to the East.

As an acknowledgement to Parkhead's industrial past, there is a bronze sculpture in the shopping centre depicting a blacksmith at his anvil. This is a fine piece of work and because it is in a secure location, seems to have been spared the attention of vandals and graffiti artists.

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post 17th Oct 2005, 09:34am
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i prefer braehead shopping centre


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post 17th Oct 2005, 11:56am
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Dear Marina

Braehead is alright ,but sometimes i think it is TOO big ,what with IKEA just accross from it .St Enoch's Gentre is not bad xcept for parking . but i will have the Forge anytime .I dont know ,but it seeems more like a true Glasgow Shopping Centre .Even has an Asda .
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post 17th Oct 2005, 11:59am
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ah always thought that the words Shopping Mall or jist Mall was referred to a closed in shopping area and " The shopping Centre" was open to the elements, at least here in the US thats wis oor use of the words, but dont know aboot back "hame"
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post 26th Feb 2008, 04:10pm
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For anyone that's interested, the forge market now also has it's own website at:

http://www.forgemarket.co.uk/
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post 2nd Mar 2008, 01:49pm
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My favourite haunting ground , Tommy there is also the biggest bingo hall in scotland right alongside the forge market.
And its a "Shopping Centre" thats how the advertisement reads.
Marina braehead is fine but a hell of a place to get to if you,re from the eastend of the city [like me] who depends on public transport. I understand that there is a bus called the "bullett" which goes there in jig time , but again you have to travel to partick for this service. Quick journey from partick but from where I live to partick long tedious journey . I,ll stick wae the forge it serves me well

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dizzybint
post 23rd Oct 2010, 01:34pm
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Im quite near the Forge and choose it over going into the town now, and Im nearer the town to be honest, hate Argyle st now, its full of rubbish type wee shops spoiling the whole place.. wish it was like back in the 50s or 60s with Lewis s Graftons. Woolworths, Littlewoods. Virgo. C&V. (remember them for fur coats) and many more .. The Forge is big enough for me whereas the Fort is far too open and Americanised for me ..
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post 23rd Oct 2010, 01:49pm
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I thought the point of shopping centres or malls was to protect the punters from the Scottish weather. The Fort is a complete waste of space and certainly not for the bargain hunter.


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post 9th Dec 2011, 03:01pm
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when is forge market on?
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