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3fingersreid
2 minutes ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Isn't the one across from the Merlin Home Hardware?

Comes up on google as houseproud but when I clicked on the web page it comes up as Hardware 🤷🏻‍♂️

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The Frenchman Returns
39 minutes ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Sadly Thomsons' not open. I'm not a local really so don't recall the shop you mention. There is a shop in Argyll Place called Marchmont Hardware that was run lately by a guy and his daughter; sadly the old guy died not that long ago. I wonder if he relocated his shop from Morningside Road? Will do a bit of searching later on.

 

 

 

 

I kept coming across this one as well. On their Facebook page it says this

 

We are an independent hardware/cookshop based in the Marchmont area of edinburgh. We stock a wide selection of products for the home & garden. This is our 32nd year in business, but the shop has been a hardware store for over 80 years. Pop in and have a brouse through our many items.

 

 

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Stuart Lyon
4 hours ago, 3fingersreid said:

Comes up on google as houseproud but when I clicked on the web page it comes up as Hardware 🤷🏻‍♂️

Google maps is your friend

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Morgan
6 hours ago, 3fingersreid said:

Morgan , it couldn’t be the one that’s opposite the Merlin ? It might be it moved premises from one side of the road to the other? currently called Houseproud .

 

6 hours ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Isn't the one across from the Merlin Home Hardware?

 

Thanks for your replies, chaps.

 

No, it’s definitely not either Houseproud of Morningside or Hardware.

 

It was down the road quite a bit, on the other side.  It may have been in the premises of a baker called Murray’s that was in Morningside about 100 years ago!

 

Thanks again for your efforts.  👍

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jb102

I have a vague childhood memory of a hardware shop at around 227 Morningside Road.

Same side but up the hill a bit from the Canny Man's.

Beside the, ahem, "book"shop.

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luckyBatistuta
16 hours ago, Tazio said:

The hardware shop rings a bell. I used to go out with a girl that lived in a stair near there. 


My best mate back then stayed over it too (John Temple) don’t see him much these days, but he is a hibby. Also the Hendo brothers stayed above it. Good Jambos and if they’re on here they would definitely know. 

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Tazio
16 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:


My best mate back then stayed over it too (John Temple) don’t see him much these days, but he is a hibby. Also the Hendo brothers stayed above it. Good Jambos and if they’re on here they would definitely know. 

Thinking about that flat and remembered a funny story. We were in bed one night and the lads downstairs were being really loud and pumping out music at 2am. I was a bit annoyed to say the least so my girlfriend said she’d go and speak to them as she didn’t trust me to not do something daft if I went down. She came back a couple of minutes later and said they’d told her they could do what they wanted. So I pulled on my trousers and went to their door. Obviously expecting the small polite fashion graduate again he shouted “I thought I told you to **** off” before he aggressively swung the door open. Instead he got the furious, shirtless, definitely not polite bloke with a skinhead at the door. I’m pretty sure he may have soiled himself before lots of stammered apologies and promises to behave in future. 

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luckyBatistuta
15 minutes ago, Tazio said:

Thinking about that flat and remembered a funny story. We were in bed one night and the lads downstairs were being really loud and pumping out music at 2am. I was a bit annoyed to say the least so my girlfriend said she’d go and speak to them as she didn’t trust me to not do something daft if I went down. She came back a couple of minutes later and said they’d told her they could do what they wanted. So I pulled on my trousers and went to their door. Obviously expecting the small polite fashion graduate again he shouted “I thought I told you to **** off” before he aggressively swung the door open. Instead he got the furious, shirtless, definitely not polite bloke with a skinhead at the door. I’m pretty sure he may have soiled himself before lots of stammered apologies and promises to behave in future. 


Putting you off your rhythm was it, the beat too fast for Tazio the luvva luvva

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Tazio
5 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:


Putting you off your rhythm was it, the beat too fast for Tazio the luvva luvva

I’d have preferred a bit of dub reggae. No point in rushing things. 

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luckyBatistuta
19 minutes ago, Tazio said:

I’d have preferred a bit of dub reggae. No point in rushing things. 


😁👌

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Morgan
2 hours ago, luckyBatistuta said:


Putting you off your rhythm was it, the beat too fast for Tazio the luvva luvva

 

2 hours ago, Tazio said:

I’d have preferred a bit of dub reggae. No point in rushing things. 

 

1 hour ago, luckyBatistuta said:


😁👌

Christ, if only I’d typed ‘ironmonger’ instead of ‘hardware store’.  

 

 

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FORTHCLYDE

Took this from Twitter what street is this I thought around Montgomery St. ?

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Lemongrab
1 hour ago, FORTHCLYDE said:

Took this from Twitter what street is this I thought around Montgomery St. ?

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Panmure place, Tollcross.

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Furious Styles
On 26/05/2020 at 15:09, Morgan said:

 

 

Thanks for your replies, chaps.

 

No, it’s definitely not either Houseproud of Morningside or Hardware.

 

It was down the road quite a bit, on the other side.  It may have been in the premises of a baker called Murray’s that was in Morningside about 100 years ago!

 

Thanks again for your efforts.  👍


I remember that store Morgan. Can’t remember the name of it though. Just up from where the small Sainsbury’s is now. 

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FWJ
1 hour ago, Lemongrab said:

Panmure place, Tollcross.

I used to live in Panmure Place.  Great wee flat. 

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Morgan
3 hours ago, Furious Styles said:


I remember that store Morgan. Can’t remember the name of it though. Just up from where the small Sainsbury’s is now. 

Thanks.

 

Yes, that’s exactly where it was.

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Furious Styles
1 hour ago, Morgan said:

Thanks.

 

Yes, that’s exactly where it was.


I think it was called Scott’s 

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Morgan
47 minutes ago, Furious Styles said:


I think it was called Scott’s 

Thanks again!

 

My wife thanks you also, and says that the name Scott’s rings a big bell.

 

 

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Stuart Lyon

Don't know about the shop being called Scott's but in 1900 it was owned by William Barrie

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been here before
1 hour ago, Stuart Lyon said:

Don't know about the shop being called Scott's but in 1900 it was owned by William Barrie

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As an aside the one at Cadzow Place was known as Duffys.

 

As an aside to that aside my dad refers to these old fashioned hardware type places as drysalters.

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Stuart Lyon

From the PO Street directory  1933/34

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Stuart Lyon

In 1940/41 John P Munro is listed at the address. No entry under Ironmonger or Drysalters that I can find so far.

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Stuart Lyon

1940 Valuation roll (latest one available) shows the shop as a Grocer and Fruiterer run byJohn P Munro. Ironmonger/Drysalter /Hardware store must have been later.

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Jambo-Jimbo

Southfield Rovers, anybody ever heard of them?  Can't find anything on the internet about them.

 

I believe they might have played somewhere around the Duddingston/Bingham maybe Niddrie area.

 

Probably long defunct now.

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Seaside jambo
1 hour ago, Jambo-Jimbo said:

Southfield Rovers, anybody ever heard of them?  Can't find anything on the internet about them.

 

I believe they might have played somewhere around the Duddingston/Bingham maybe Niddrie area.

 

Probably long defunct now.

There’s a few streets in portobello with the name Southfield in them one up near the golf course if I remember, might be around there? 

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Jambo-Jimbo
50 minutes ago, Seaside jambo said:

There’s a few streets in portobello with the name Southfield in them one up near the golf course if I remember, might be around there? 

 

Yeh, I'd imagine that they must have played around that area.

 

 

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Radio Ga Ga

Top of the Walk, completely different nowadays. 

 

The he building on the LHS is now the entrance to John Lewis and the buildings on the RHS long gone and where the roundabout with the kinetic sculpture was. (1955)

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Governor Tarkin

Top of Grove Street.

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Randy Marsh
Just now, Governor Tarkin said:

Top of Grove Street.

 

That's what I thought.  I think there is a BOS building where the garage is now.

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Governor Tarkin
1 minute ago, Randy Marsh said:

 

That's what I thought.  I think there is a BOS building where the garage is now.

 

Spot on. The only building that's still there is the unusual one on the corner.

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NANOJAMBO
32 minutes ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

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Who are Hearts playing ? 🙄

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maroondevo52
43 minutes ago, Radio Ga Ga said:

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Used to deliver Alexanders newspaper.

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Radio Ga Ga

Lochrin Place

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Radio Ga Ga

Demolished to make way for the North British Railway Hotel (now Barmoral)

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FORTHCLYDE

Where is this circa 1965?

 

 

 

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obua
9 minutes ago, FORTHCLYDE said:

Where is this circa 1965?

 

 

 

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Leith, possibly lyndsay street ?

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luckyBatistuta
9 hours ago, obua said:

Leith, possibly lyndsay street ?


Can’t be, that’s not his sister.

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obua
5 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:


Can’t be, that’s not his sister.

Lol I’d expect more help than that from you.

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luckyBatistuta
Posted (edited)
Just now, obua said:

Lol I’d expect more help than that from you.


:laugh: Bit tired tonight. I’m on it👌

 

 

edit: not his sister

Edited by luckyBatistuta

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luckyBatistuta
Posted (edited)
3 minutes ago, obua said:

Lol I’d expect more help than that from you.


I do believe that could be Portland Street running down the back of that picture. The old Fort to the left...howzabout that😊
 

 

Wee lad is in Madeira Street😊

Edited by luckyBatistuta

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obua

Don’t think so,that’s where I’m from, I’d have been six then so it’s not me in pic. I was thinking the gap between the buildings just left off the sign was the docks entrance, think it’s ocean drive now.

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The Spy Who Loved Me
9 hours ago, FORTHCLYDE said:

Where is this circa 1965?

 

 

 

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Johnston Street in Leith.

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luckyBatistuta
8 minutes ago, obua said:

Don’t think so,that’s where I’m from, I’d have been six then so it’s not me in pic. I was thinking the gap between the buildings just left off the sign was the docks entrance, think it’s ocean drive now.


Madeira Street goes downward at the end, same as pic. Angle of street behind seems similar. Same type of shitty wall on the end

 

 

plus those cobbles seem very similar😁

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obua
5 minutes ago, luckyBatistuta said:

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I’m not seeing it.

The building to the left of the pic is on a main road,I’m thinking it’s Lindsay road.

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