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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 10:21 am 
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Hello Rose ,
First of all a big thank you for the picture you sent me and apologies for delay in responding,
but I have had to be a plumber for a couple of days .Thankfully all sorted now!!.
Where do I start because that amazing picture is what and where my first posting is based back in the early to mid fifties .The street lighting was gas mantles and there was nobody had cars and the odd lorry would go to end of the road to the paint factory and I think there was a bakery next to it .
The only reason that I feel sure the picture is looking down Wellcroft Place is the Office Pub on the
corner which was an Aitken,s Pub and I could see the metal hatch where the "Draymen" or beer
delivery men would lift up and roll the barrells down to the cellar below.Before modernisation there
was an entrance where one of the windows was .I believe you could walk under the end arch but I cant remember the name of the busy road it brought you out onto <I thought it was Cumberland Street>Can anyone confirm and was the name Ritchie a firm of furnisher Removals also in the picture.
I also thought the road was longer than the picture shows but it was over fifty years ago and everything seems so much larger than life.!!!! Once again Rose thanks for taking me back to
and having a wee peep at my childhood.!!

Best regards Reg Also hope you can get the picture downloaded it is a real treasure. :) :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:01 am 
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There are lots of interesting links within this link > http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/searc ... d=SC699137
Photos are all copyright, hence the link.
Am I right in thinking that Cumberland Street Station was on TOP of the Office Pub?


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 11:56 am 
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i Jimbo,Rose

I think you are right about Cumberland Street station being above the Office bar . I remember getting separated from my parents coming out of this station as a five year old and getting a lift home in a
"Black Maria" by the local "polis". I was also wondering about "copyright" when displaying some pictures
from other sites. Anyway thanks for comments.

Best regards Reg :)


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PostPosted: Thu May 30, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Hi Reg,
You mentioned the Office pub in your last comment, I had a few drinks in there in the late 1960's [before I left Glasgow on my travels] and the sign outside the toilets always made me laugh= I think it said Foxes outside the Gents and Vixens outside the ladies. As regarding copyrights for photos etc Reg I know I have seen photos posted from newspapers etc so I'm sure the Admin will be able to tell you what you can and can't post.
Regards.
Danny :)


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PostPosted: Fri May 31, 2013 5:11 am 
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Jimbo wrote:
There are lots of interesting links within this link > http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/searc ... d=SC699137
Photos are all copyright, hence the link.
Am I right in thinking that Cumberland Street Station was on TOP of the Office Pub?


I have attached a photo of Cumberland St. Station.


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FAO Accobra Freddy's wife wee blether here,---I'm sure the Office pub at the corner of Wellcroft Pl & Eglinton St, was called Mc Manus's before the Office? I lived in Eglinton St looking on to the back court of Wellcroft Pl, I remember Ritchie's & the tunnel's leading into Cumberland lane & on to Cumberland St it was A Haulage Co. that stored food & Stuff, A great place to play(dark & scary) the old storeman would chase you but you could hide behind the barrel's till he gave up(think his name was Bill) we were scared of being locked in for the night as it was full of rats. The paint-work was called Johnston's & the Bakery was also called Johnston's , you could get cakes & crumbs from the van men when they were cleaning out the vans at the end of the day. You must have stayed up 2a Wellcroft Pl or number 4 if your building looked on to the Office pub?--- I have great memory's of that whole area(wish it was still there).-----wee blether.


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JosieStuksis wrote:
Jimbo wrote:
There are lots of interesting links within this link > http://www.scotlandsplaces.gov.uk/searc ... d=SC699137
Photos are all copyright, hence the link.
Am I right in thinking that Cumberland Street Station was on TOP of the Office Pub?


I have attached a photo of Cumberland St. Station.


hi all, i used to post on the old anectodes and am glad to see that we now have another site to post on.

anyway this pic of cumberland st station is not beside the office bar, this station entrance is at the junction of salisbury street and cumberland street if i remember correctly and opposite treachers bar which was on the opposite corner.

was there not an eglinton st station with the entrance on eglinton steet under the the railway bridge.
and that was the station above the office , i could be wrong.

i think on that stretch from cumberland street at the corner with eglinton street you had the off license, then the kiloran bar, then under the bridge the old entrance for the station and then the pub on the corner the office.
maybe this entrance was another entrance for cumberland street station which is probably more likely


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 16, 2013 9:28 am 
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I have split this subject away from the forum on the Roast chestnut seller as it merits discussion on its own.

I reckon Cumberland St Station had a main entrance on Cumberland St, as the name suggests, and another exit/entrance on Eglinton St which still came under the name of Cumberland St Station. The evidence of the platforms etc are still visible on Google earth at the Cumberland St Station building which remains. There is little if any remnant of the exit/entrance on Eglinton St.

From memory the Office bar laterly in the mid 1970's- early 1980's had a bit of a folk music session going on.

This site is very interesting of course:
http://www.oldglasgowpubs.co.uk/office.html
You can see the building housing the platforms above the pub.
A bit more of the history of the pub would be useful.


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www.scotcities.com/railways/cumberlandst.htm


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 18, 2013 10:58 am 
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First of all many thanks to the admin for splitting this subject as this, in turn, has allowed me to post a picture which I referred to in my very first post "empty beer bottles" and, of course, there were no vehicles in Wellcroft Place when I lived there. The picture is a blink of the eye which takes me back to my childhood. Thanks also to Freddie and "wee blether" for giving me the name of the paint factory which through the eyes of a 5 to 6 year old, I dedicate the following poem which I wrote years ago and it sums up all or most of my postings on the site.

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A penny from a paintmaker
It was every Friday afternoon after school finished for my brother and me
We would run to the paint store faces full of glee
A sort of lesson in giving with the price not very high
A gift from someone else's father who seems a little shy
A large door slides open out comes the foreman without a care
He has adopted the two wee boys for his wages to share

For this is The Gorbals of Glasgow where there is poverty
but a penny from a paint maker makes us very happy

You might ask where mum and dad are at this important hour
Well dad is on the back shift and mum has just gone into labour
But we are well looked after by a sister who is nearly 10
On her tiny shoulders are the lives of 6 little children
You see she cooks and cleans for all of us in a quiet sort of way
Until mum is out of hospital that's the way it will stay

For this is The Gorbals of Glasgow where there is poverty
but a penny from a paint maker makes us very happy

**********

I was never old enough to drink at The Office but before I left Scotland I drank at The Grand Arms on a Saturday night and went to The Lindella Club (Hope Street) with a few friends. Ironically enough during the war my father met my mother in this pub.

Best regards Reg


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