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Rudi-Robertson

Recently looked through some pics on one of these Edinburgh Retro or whatever it's called page on Facebook and started thinking about shops that no longer around, not necessarily exclusive to Edinburgh of course. What shops do you remember from being a bairn

 

Ards the record shop - Bought my first ever single in here and always used to clap Snooker the dog outside

 

Crawfords - A sit in bakers that had the best chips ever doused in salt and vinegar

 

Ritz/Blockbuster - They'd charge you 20(?) if the video hadn't been rewinded

 

Cannasta Cafe - On Bonnington Road run by a lovely old Italian couple

 

Curtesses - Every school holiday id have to get new shoes for the new term

 

McDonalds the Butchers - John used to make the tidiest pies, quite peppery from what I can remember

 

Mr McBains - Corner shop at the top of Prince Regent Street who without fail he'd always just sold the last item you were in for

 

Ali's - Wee shop next to McDonalds the Butchers

 

Prestos/Safeways - Safeways used to have some cracking offers on

 

Willy Lows - They used to have wee kid sized trolleys

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Tazio

Ards the record shop - Bought my first ever single in here. Ditto

 

 

Cannasta Cafe - On Bonnington Road run by a lovely old Italian couple. Loved that place, bag of chips that actually came in a paper bag, and the most vicious brown sauce in the world.

I remember pretty much all the places you mentioned. 

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CostaJambo

where was Ards record shop again? Definitely rings a bell.

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Tazio

where was Ards record shop again? Definitely rings a bell.

Junction Street near the end of Bonnington Road.

 

Talking of which the obvious one there is Telectra House and the store drapers next to it.

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Furious Styles

The shop that everybody seems to reminisce about is Goldberg's.

 

Agree about Crawford's chips though. Absolutely superb.

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56anawthat

Patrick Thomsons. Wimpy Bars. Binns. C&As. Woolworths. The Bread Street 'Store'. Madame Doubtfire's

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Glottis

What was the cafe on the bridges that got burned down in the cowgate fire?

There used to be one on either side of the road, one with amusements and pool table.

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luckyBatistuta

Westhall dairies sweet shop, a chippy on gilmore place that did crinkle chips (think it was called the international)

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Swanny17

The shop that everybody seems to reminisce about is Goldberg's.

 

Agree about Crawford's chips though. Absolutely superb.

:)

 

Also mind What Every Woman Wants and Leisureland on the bridges!!!

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Dusk_Till_Dawn

There used to be on Cockburn Street (off Royal Mile) a shop called Mamma Said. Off licence, used to sell bevvy to under-agers like us without even blinking.

 

Don't know if it's still there.

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Furious Styles

What was the cafe on the bridges that got burned down in the cowgate fire?

There used to be one on either side of the road, one with amusements and pool table.

Leisureland?

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Furious Styles

Westhall dairies sweet shop, a chippy on gilmore place that did crinkle chips (think it was called the international)

Now that was a good chippy. I went to school nearby and it was always a favourite.

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jimmyjambo

Ronnie Simpsons sports shop, think it was on rose street

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Number28

Got all my gear in the sixties from either Berry's clothes shop in Lothian Road or the one in Queensferry Street. Ben Sherman shirts etc.

St. Cuthbert's store.

Parkers Stores Surgeons Hall

Bandparts record shop Leith Walk

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Ferris Bueller

Recently looked through some pics on one of these Edinburgh Retro or whatever it's called page on Facebook and started thinking about shops that no longer around, not necessarily exclusive to Edinburgh of course. What shops do you remember from being a bairn

 

Ards the record shop - Bought my first ever single in here and always used to clap Snooker the dog outside

 

Crawfords - A sit in bakers that had the best chips ever doused in salt and vinegar

 

Ritz/Blockbuster - They'd charge you 20(?) if the video hadn't been rewinded

 

Cannasta Cafe - On Bonnington Road run by a lovely old Italian couple

 

Curtesses - Every school holiday id have to get new shoes for the new term

 

McDonalds the Butchers - John used to make the tidiest pies, quite peppery from what I can remember

 

Mr McBains - Corner shop at the top of Prince Regent Street who without fail he'd always just sold the last item you were in for

 

Ali's - Wee shop next to McDonalds the Butchers

 

Prestos/Safeways - Safeways used to have some cracking offers on

 

Willy Lows - They used to have wee kid sized trolleys

 

Prestos ....I can remember Templeton's in St james centre

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Rudi-Robertson

What about the golden oldies record shop on West Maitland street. ?1 a record or something cheap like that

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Ferris Bueller

:)

 

Also mind What Every Woman Wants and Leisureland on the bridges!!!

 

Mother took me to watties....OFTEN   ! o the shame   :qqb016:

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Swanny17

Mother took me to watties....OFTEN ! o the shame :qqb016:

:)

 

That and the Store on Bread Street.

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Ferris Bueller

Capital meats (frozen food)

 

John Menzies

 

Zip up at tollcross ( for all your pepe and hardcore jeans ) if you were cool enough

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luckyBatistuta

Now that was a good chippy. I went to school nearby and it was always a favourite.

 

Boroughmuir ???

 

 

and now that I've mentioned schools?your primary school having its own pool :smugger:

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Rudi-Robertson

Why is scotmid always called the store?

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luckyBatistuta

Video shop at the bottom of Morningside road (can't remember the name of it) loved looking through the Betamax and Vhs dvd's to pick a film and rush home to watch it in the top loader :lol:

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jonnothejambo

Ma Scobie's tiny sweet shot opposite Kirk Loan in Corstorphine.

 

A quarter of Sports Mixtures out of the brown box.

 

Much tastier than the bags nowadays.

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Furious Styles

Boroughmuir ???

 

 

and now that I've mentioned schools?your primary school having its own pool :smugger:

Aye. There used to be a newsagents at the bottom of viewforth that sold 10p buttered rolls. A thing of beauty.

Jeez my diet was atrocious at school.

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luckyBatistuta

Aye. There used to be a newsagents at the bottom of viewforth that sold 10p buttered rolls. A thing of beauty.

Jeez my diet was atrocious at school.

 

Yeah same, surprised we're still here, eating that lot every day. Bumped into Dr Chambers recently, looks exactly the same, as when I last saw him at school?remember getting the belt off him.

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Forza Cuore

I used to get dragged to "Mr John" hairdresser in Corstorphine in the '70s. Hated it. Always a bowl cut.

 

The guy looked like Jeffrey off of Rainbow.

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Furious Styles

Video shop at the bottom of Morningside road (can't remember the name of it) loved looking through the Betamax and Vhs dvd's to pick a film and rush home to watch it in the top loader :lol:

There was azads and Hollywood nites, both opposite each other on morningside road. Can't recall one at the bottom though.

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Furious Styles

Yeah same, surprised we're still here, eating that lot every day. Bumped into Dr Chambers recently, looks exactly the same, as when I last saw him at school?remember getting the belt off him.

I struggle to remember names now but a teacher I always liked was mr morris. A very approachable man.

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The Real Maroonblood

Jeanie Veitchs.

A sweet shop at South Clerk Street.

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Rudi-Robertson

I used to get dragged to "Mr John" hairdresser in Corstorphine in the '70s. Hated it. Always a bowl cut.

 

The guy looked like Jeffrey off of Rainbow.

It was Kennys at the Fort for me

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red21
Westhall dairies sweet shop, a chippy on gilmore place that did crinkle chips (think it was called the international)

 

 

Is that the one that had the wee guy that later worked in the Oxgangs chippy?

 

Big sports shop next to what's now the Festival Theatre - Mackenzies I think - used to sell all sorts of stuff like hunting gear, archery, bowls stuff along side the regular stuff you'd find in sports shops.

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Hugh Phamism

Phoenix Records on the Royal Mile. I think it was near where Gordons Trattoria is now.

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maroongoals

jocky allans bike shop

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Rudi-Robertson

JJB sports at Meadowbank used to have the basketball court inside

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pablo

The "Store" - St Cuthberts. Bread Street. That place was mad when you were a bairn.

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luckyBatistuta

I struggle to remember names now but a teacher I always liked was mr morris. A very approachable man.

What subject was he, Chambers was German teacher. Mr Swan (Maths)?must remember him?

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luckyBatistuta

There was azads and Hollywood nites, both opposite each other on morningside road. Can't recall one at the bottom though.

It was the first video shop I seen anywhere, way before Azad, although remember them?3 for 2 and so many nights.

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luckyBatistuta

Is that the one that had the wee guy that later worked in the Oxgangs chippy?

 

Big sports shop next to what's now the Festival Theatre - Mackenzies I think - used to sell all sorts of stuff like hunting gear, archery, bowls stuff along side the regular stuff you'd find in sports shops.

Not sure about the guy, but it was right opposite Boroughmuir school.

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Rudi-Robertson

Along at Newhaven you had Marks and over the road there was Sissons

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reaths17

bruces records shandwick place, the wee airfix models shop on duke st, the subbuteo shop on leith walk just before jane st, spent a lotta time in them

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The Real Maroonblood

Rossleigh car showroom in Shandwick Place.

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luckyBatistuta

Alan's record shop

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Forza Cuore

What was the name of the record shop at the Haymarket end of Dalry Road? Always had a browse on the way up to Tynie.

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FWJ

The "Store" - St Cuthberts. Bread Street. That place was mad when you were a bairn.

There was one on South Bridge / Nicholson Street as well, wasn't there

 

RW Forsyths - posher than Jenners.

Tiny wee sweetie shop on Howe Street next to Behar Carpets

Laws supermarket (not Willy Lows) on Nicholson Street.

P.T.s and all those wee half flights of stairs.

Buzzini on Cockburn Street and Smiths at the corner of the High Street and Blair Street

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reaths17

What was the name of the record shop at the Haymarket end of Dalry Road? Always had a browse on the way up to Tynie.

went there, canny remember its name, there was one on frederick st i went to a lot as well, one next to the ABC  as well

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reaths17

Rossleigh car showroom in Shandwick Place.

one up the gyle as well, that my mum worked in, sat in a few fancy cars in there rollers and such

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weegranty

Jackson's the bakers,pies were superb but very greasy.Tony's cafe also,both in gilmerton.

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jonnothejambo

Babars Indian Restaurant on Lothian Road where I developed my taste for curries.

 

Fantastic place.

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North Berwick Jambo

I remember being really young & going into what is now the Apple shop in Edinburgh & going all the way up to the top floor that used to be huge cafe/restaurant, it could have been Woolworths or something similar at the time but most folk my age don't remember it.

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Gershwin

Jeanster

 

Razzle Dazzle on Princes' St

 

The Jolly Giant

 

Scaramouche at Morningside

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