Pal stories from our past
roon the shoaps wi yer Mammy!
remember treppsin roon awe the shoaps wi ma Mammy.
in every shoap.
slabs o' butter, ham haugh, tea, biscuits and tins....then tae the
Butcher's queue tae get butcher
City Bakeries tae get cakes.....fruit
shoap fur tatties....newsagent
fur a 'paper.
Awe` they heavy shopping bags by the time ye gote hame yer 'erms were
Nae wonder aw us weans hiv long erms.......Ah
take a 29inch sleeve in aw' ma jumpers!........webmaister
Extract from Message Board,
Feb. 2003, Marion
Does anybody remember Hugh Howats the grocer's shoap in Main St
Brigton, it was almost opposite Mackeith
St? We had moved from Brigton to the Drygate but all during the war we
still did the weekly shopping at Howats.
He was very good at giving us a wee bit extra. Next to him was Manson's Pub
( my wee bro. was named after him) anyway my step-dad was a coalman in the
area with a horse an' cairt and believe it or not that horse used tae stoap
ootside Manson's so that dad could wet his whistle. It was funny at the
time, haha! It wasn't too long after that that dad gave up the wee swally
for good. The things ye remember eh!...Marion
Extract from Message Board, Feb. 2003, Anne
I remember going tae the shops for 4 slices o' gammon fur my Da's
pieces and god help you if yi took a bit, my Da told my Ma, Annie don't gea
me cheese on a Friday I dont want anybody to think am a catholic!
Extract from Message Board, Feb. 2003, Marion
swear that those heavy shopping bags are the cause of our bad backs and sore
shoulders the day....Marion
Extract from Message Board, Feb. 2003, Ronnie
remember being aboot five and walking roon the shoaps at Dalmarnock
Street and Ruby
( wis thur a butchers there?) anywye a went oan athoot ma Mammy and gote
An ther's me greetin an girnin "ah cannae find ma mammy" An then she found me.
The sad thing aboot this a think a wis aboot twenty eight at the time!
23 April, 2013