QUOTE (Evan @ 26th Mar 2009, 05:02pm)
When I was still in Primary school in Paisley (am I allowed to mention that town?), my mother and aunt used to "drag" me up to Glasgow (Western SMT to Clyde St) almost every Saturday to be "trailed" round the shops. We went to the then very different areas of Glasgow; Charing Cross, Queens Park area, Glasgow Cross, Argyle St then up Buchanan St (with the posh shops shut on Sat afternoons) to Sauchiehall St.
I've been reading the Lewis's memories; fantastic children's toy dept esp at Christmas. I lost my golden curls aged two seated on some animal (wooden) in Lewis's barbers. However, I know I was bought a new toy afterwards - my mum was weeping apparently, I wasn't! My pedal car was obtained from Wylie & Lochead and do I remember the Clyde Model Dockyard!
My real question is about a recurring memory (or dream) I keep having about a "strange" dept store, I think on a street corner in Charing Cross.
You entered on the corner; the entrance area was darkish wood on the walls; to the left were a few steps down to a clothing dept. On the right were stairs up to a restaurant. BUT, I seem to remember an old, wooden lift. This went up BUT then went "sideways" on the level and up again eventually arriving at the restaurant.
Is this true or is it just a false memory?
Best wishes and memories from Evan.
Widnae be Copeland & Lye's?-seem to remember them aboot that area somewhere-