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Posted by: cowcaddens kid 7th Apr 2008, 11:04pm

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

Posted by: Heather 7th Apr 2008, 11:56pm

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.

Posted by: stuarty 8th Apr 2008, 12:24am

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

Posted by: Elma 8th Apr 2008, 01:50am

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.

Posted by: murn 8th Apr 2008, 03:11am

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/virtualmitchell/index.php?a=district

Posted by: cowcaddens kid 12th Apr 2008, 05:35pm

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
Cowcaddens kid

Posted by: Dimairt 27th May 2008, 12:25pm

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


 

Posted by: Dimairt 27th May 2008, 12:28pm

Sorry about that last post, here's the other pic.

Le durachd,

Eddy


 

Posted by: cowcaddens kid 24th Jul 2008, 10:58pm

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

Posted by: *James* 5th Mar 2010, 08:58pm

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

Posted by: DaneyMc 17th Mar 2010, 10:56am

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.

Have a nice day everyone...Mac

Posted by: Jupiter 17th Mar 2010, 11:55am

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.

Posted by: *jim* 29th Jun 2010, 10:00pm

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.

jim

Posted by: edwardo 22nd Sep 2010, 07:38pm

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

Posted by: Guest 4th Sep 2012, 09:26am

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.

Posted by: Guest 26th Jul 2015, 10:33pm

QUOTE (*jim* @ 29th Jun 2010, 10:08pm) *
The Shop IIRC was Machell's - a quality Radio TV retailer.

jim

......yes, Machells-used to be sent up on the 18 tram from Rutherglen, around the mid 1950's, with 5.00 to spend on Long Playing record albums, for my Aunt Jane Pearson...the place seemed to me to be a treasure trove of musical goodies, many of which survived until fairly recently, whe I had a big clear out....

Posted by: prince21 28th Jan 2018, 07:18pm

QUOTE (cowcaddens kid @ 7th Apr 2008, 11:04pm) *
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

Being born in Cowcaddens can anyone remember the regency bar and cakelands dairy in Cambridge Street? The bar was on the corner of Dalhousie Street at the tramcar terminus acroos the road from Cambridge picture house.

Posted by: norrie123 29th Jan 2018, 12:11am

Hi prince21, I can read your PM to me but for some reason I cant reply to it, I will check my files for the items you mentioned and if I find any I will post them on this thread

Bye for now, norrie

Posted by: prince21 29th Jan 2018, 11:19am

QUOTE (norrie123 @ 29th Jan 2018, 12:11am) *
Hi prince21, I can read your PM to me but for some reason I cant reply to it, I will check my files for the items you mentioned and if I find any I will post them on this thread

Bye for now, norrie

Hi Norrie thanks for your reply i was in the Cowcaddens this morning as i am most days unless i,m working i appreciate your help.
In my job in B&Q i meet many elderly customers who have much better memories of the old days than me. Thanks again Norrie I,m just going back down to pick up my daughter at Glasgow school of Art before she reports me to childline just a joke she,s 23yrs of age . I will get the customers name who lived in Airdrie St you,re bound to know him and will be in touch. Take care Dougie

Posted by: Dykejumper 29th Jan 2018, 11:28pm

Wood and Selbys were on both corners.

Posted by: norrie123 30th Jan 2018, 11:05am

Hi Prince 21, here are the shots I have in my collection of Cambridge st and Airdrie st, not of them were take by me, they were sent to me, may be off The Mitchell site
No picture of the Regency pub, I await a reply from a pub site webmaster, the pub may have had several names in its days, cant find a shot of Caklend
More to follow

Airdrie st, Port Dundas rd 1928


Airdrie st, Port Dundas rd 1963


Cambridge st 1960


Cambridge st 1960


Posted by: norrie123 30th Jan 2018, 11:10am

Cambridge st 1960


Cambridge st 1963


Cambridge st, Buccleuch st


Cambridge st, Hill st, May 1961

Posted by: norrie123 30th Jan 2018, 11:15am

Hi Prince21, that's all I have, if I get a shot of The Regency Bar I will post it on here
I doubt I will know the guy your in contact with, while I know the area, I didn't live there

Bye for now, Norrie

Cambridge st



Cambridge st 1950



Cambridge st 1963


Posted by: prince21 30th Jan 2018, 01:50pm

QUOTE (norrie123 @ 30th Jan 2018, 11:15am) *
Hi Prince21, that's all I have, if I get a shot of The Regency Bar I will post it on here
I doubt I will know the guy your in contact with, while I know the area, I didn't live there

Bye for now, Norrie
Thanks Norrie for the photo,s of Cambridge St I,ve allready been down there this morning will have to back later to pick up my daughter. The photo,s are great i had a classmate that lived there at the tenement going down to New city rd next to the piano shop. i used to walk up the lanes between Cambridge st and the Cowcaddens. Thanks again Norrie
Cambridge st



Cambridge st 1950



Cambridge st 1963