When I was a wee boy I used to get a wee poke of rosebud sweets to crunch when watching Rawhide and Wagon Train on the telly on a Thursday night from Margaret Connell's paper shop, and when a wee bit older 10 kensitas fags and the daily record to take to work as an apprentice joiner up the road at Andrew Roys.
pwm437, have you ever heard of the "Snow drop Laundry? it belonged to my great grandmothers sister, they lived in Edmonston street early 1900s, there father was an Engine Keeper on Parkhead Forge, his name was Robert Adams, and he was burned to death by boiling oil in the forge, either 1923 or 1929 I'm not positive on the date.
Wonder if anyone knows where in Parkhead the Arena was???
Taken from The Eastern Standard 1935
You know what struck me about the poster? The prices. In 1935 those prices would have been a lot of money, my Dad was a baker and I think he told me before the war in 1939 he was only on something like £2 to £3 a week so perhaps he could have afforded a 1/- but maybe not 3 or 4 bob. Other interesting thing was that Jim McInally was from Parkhead and I have no idea where the arena could have been in Shettleston Road.
My sister worked for many years at Young & Mair's chemist shop at Parkhead Cross
Peter, Young and Mair's is still going strong as far as I know - my da still gets his prescriptions from there once a month and I still think the pharmacist is Elizabeth McConachie who has been there as long as I remember