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> Henry Healy Sells Last Tunnocks Teacake, Glasgow grocery institution closes last shop
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post 8th Dec 2009, 05:40am
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Ma maw wid sent me doon tae healy's oan a seterday mornin wae a shopper bigger than masel.Ah hid tae hold it up so it widnae drag oan the grun. Ma fingers were o rid when ah goit haime. They uist tae paint oan the windae wie chalk paint wae the prices usually spelt wrang. A couldnae understan the difference between links an square sausages.
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post 8th Dec 2009, 06:29pm
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I remember Joe and Jim Kane I worked with Joe in the late sixties or early seventies in Dundas Street I think Jim Kane had gone back to Ireland by then do you remember Pat Gaffney? Danny Quigley Pat Quigley or Jim Main ?


I dont remember any names of the folk that worked there when I was there only the bosses I worked there for only 3 months and they were happy times as I cant remember bad things happening to me.
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post 8th Dec 2009, 09:38pm
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Shame , I remember my Mum buying the butter from the big pile o it behind the counter , all put together wi butter pats.


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post 9th Dec 2009, 04:49am
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Why am I seeing so many threads on grand old businesses shutting down? Does no one appreciate longevity or quality?
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post 9th Dec 2009, 11:00am
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I would say no we don't appreciate longevity or quality we are all obsessed by buying 'cheaper' at Asda, Tesco, Morrison's ect and shopping is done in bulk to save time. Daily shopping was a social event when women stayed at home that is where they met their neighbours and caught up on the gossip. With most women working they don't have time for the daily shop and while shopping can still be seen as a social event the interactions that it generates is confined to the family and shopping takes place in anonymous stores. We ignore the old adage if you don't shop local you'll have no local shops and when these businesses close down it makes little difference to us because we didn't use them anyway.
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post 11th Dec 2009, 07:03pm
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'Mr Healey - is that your last tea-cake - or a meringue?' laugh.gif
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post 13th Dec 2009, 04:03am
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HEALY SOLD MORE THAN TUNNOCKS TEACAKES .
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post 13th Dec 2009, 04:28am
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Indeed Frank, his meringues were lovely too! My favourite were all the cold meats. Great stuff for your chits during the working week and very tasty. I'm sure auldbutcher would agree.
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post 13th Dec 2009, 05:04am
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YOUR SOME MAN, ONE OF HH VALUED CUSTOMERS , ALL THE BEST TO YOU .
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post 13th Dec 2009, 05:34am
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Indeed Frank, his meringues were lovely too! My favourite were all the cold meats. Great stuff for your chits during the working week and very tasty. I'm sure auldbutcher would agree.

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post 13th Dec 2009, 07:11pm
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YOUR SOME MAN, ONE OF HH VALUED CUSTOMERS , ALL THE BEST TO YOU .

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post 17th Jan 2010, 11:48pm
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QUOTE (ashfield @ 3rd Dec 2009, 10:10am) *
Alemass, the coffee shop (Thompson's?) disappeared several years ago and nobody was interested in taking it over. The days when the wee shops thrived is when the "housewife" did her shopping on a daily basis. If you canny go to the supermarket they bring it to you in a van. I had friends who owned a small electrical retailers, they were local and provided good customer service. They constantly had folk coming in with stuff printed from the internet asking them to match prices. Of course they couldn't because of their overheads so eventually shut up shop. Local shops just can't compete so local shops will just go on disappearing. Very few of the "old" shopping areas survive, Byers Rd, bits of GW Rd are ok but Maryhill Rd, Victoria Rd are dead and Shawlands is heading that way.

I have tried to use local shops and farmers markets as much as I can but the choice available is limited. Henry Healy's shop in Stockwell St was laterly operating as a takeaway, soup, rolls etc but that market is pretty congested (see the Gregg's thread). We have also just seen Haddow's/Threshers/Wine Rack going out of business. Glasgow is littered with empty shop units and I can't see how they will ever be revived.

hi ashfield. totally agree. You mention several areas where shopping is dead - eg maryhill road. At one time one could walk virtually the length of it with shops either side the whole way to maryhill bus garage. A new Tesco is being built on Maryhill road/garioch rd i understand now. The public gets what the public wants as they say. Agree also that as you say social changes in lifestyle havent helped the small stores - as you say - many people shopped daily then - mum would decide what was gonna be had for tea that night and go and get it. Today (with the wider availibility of frozen produce for example and most mums out working ) we do the weeks shopping in one go and just buy the odd item loocally to top up midweek (eg bread and milk). And while i agree that in an ideal world paying a few bob extra to keep local shops going may be advantageous and in the long run be beneficial, not all persons are in a position financially to do so. I sadly agree with you that i cant see how many of these shops units will ever be revived. Longer term though - i do wonder what life will be like if this trend continues to the extent that virtually all local shops go under leaving only the dominant local supermarket in place as an effective monooly.!
Speaking of glasgow based shops with several branches - and as you mentioned Maryhill rd - do you remember the old Hoey's clothes shop on maeyhill rd? Think they had a few branches at one time. Are they still going?
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post 1st Feb 2010, 06:06pm
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I always had lorne n tattie scone roll (wi' broon sauce) from HH in Stockwell Street. Sad to see them gone.

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post 27th Feb 2010, 01:44am
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i so much appreciated your comment . wendy. i was manager in stockwell street, broke ma back for 37 years for henry healy . so glad u loved your . roll. i did ma best to see all the customers got what they wanted . i never refused a customer nuthin unlike the rest of the shops . customer came first , it was money in the till . we in stockwell sold cooked meats bacon cheese eggs fruit grocery unlike the re.st of healy shops. i still took the time to roll the famed sweet cured bacon and had a good sale to the folks who knew what was good for them . reading posts from a harry healy that breaks ma heart regardin his grandparents business god knows what it does to his das ? mr healy who i worked for was a pure gentleman as was his dad . the legasy sorry to say sounds a pure asshole.. god help the henry healy name if left to .him, henry healy4th.
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