WHICH old Glasgow shops do you miss the most?

Goldberg’s, Woolworths, Watt Bros, Treron’s?

The city has always been a retail pioneer - this fantastic new refrigerated display at the Co-op at St George’s Cross caught the eye of shoppers back in 1953. This branch was the first to be fitted with the state of the art equipment.

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The Co-op had brances all over the city, of course - one of the earliest opened in 1904 on Shawbridge Street in Pollokshaws. It had six stores in the one building - furnishing and hardware; dairy; grocery; butcher; drapery; and footware.

Not sure which men’s store on Buchanan Street this was back in February 1938, but it was selling Eden soft felt hats for 3’11…surely a bargain?

Glasgow Times:

Maybe you loved the old department stores – Treron’s, Pettigrew and Stephen, Lewis’s, Watt Bros? These were Glasgow’s first ‘retail destinations’, introduced by canny bosses who realised women, mainly, would spend more money if they could enjoy an afternoon tea in the café, watch a fashion show or even get their hair done in store on a break from shopping.

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And who can forget Galloway’s butcher on Union Street, so famous its mince had a starring role in classic play The Steamie? The company’s slogan was ‘Meat at Galloways’ and it grew to have more than 50 branches across the west of Scotland.

Glasgow Times:

Which city shops bring back happy memories for you? Send your memories and photos to ann.fotheringham@glasgowtimes.co.uk or write to Ann Fotheringham, Glasgow Times, c/o Print Centre, 125 Fullarton Drive, Cambuslang, Glasgow G32 8FG.