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 High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 12:41

Seeing Sammers post about the High Street can we name the shops that stood on the High Street from the 70's onwards. I can think of a good few but can't mind exact locations.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: PARrot  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 12:43

Boots and Woolies kept the High Street nice and warm.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 12:49

Start at the bottom. Was A. T. May's before oor after Burton?

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 13:34

You can pick out a number of shops like Hepworths and Colliers from the film of cup victory parades in 1961 and 1968.

I remember a shop called Bonnars which was an ironmongers I think.
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 13:37

Can't remember Bonnars where would that have been?

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 13:40

Hepworth I mind on the corner of high St and guildhall St.

Colliers I remember being between the coop and Clydesdale Bank.

The left. Side going up the High St was limited amount of shops.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: LochgellyAlbert  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 14:00

Saxone, Tru Form, Grants, Graftons, Liptons, Wollies, Hepworths, Burtons, Coop, Littlewoods, City Bakery, Nicholls, McPhersons, Mays (travel), Pickfords (travel)
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 14:22

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Saxone, Tru Form, Grants, Graftons, Liptons, Wollies, Hepworths, Burtons, Coop, Littlewoods, City Bakery, Nicholls, McPhersons, Mays (travel), Pickfords (travel)


But where we're they located.
I remember a good few of them.
I thought City bakery was off the high St. Maybe a different bakery but it was where the Kingsgate is now. As u went uup The street towards Queen Anne St from High St there was a right turn and probably where the Italians was/is or the wool shop was is was where the bakery shop was. The bus used to stop there.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: ipswichpar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 14:32

What was the shop in Guildhall Street that sold computer games? (Mid eighties)
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 14:43

Bonnars shop was indeed an ironmongers and from memory it was about opposite Hepworths. Here are some reported adverts from around the 1860s.

Though American closed heating stoves ‘for parlours, lobbies, offices, shops, harness rooms etc’ were available in Dunfermline by the mid-19th century, the heart of the home was the open fireplace, and for everything to do with this ‘heart’ the person to go to was, inevitably, James Bonnar. He specialised in Register grates, in which the fire basket was partially enclosed by an angular metal backing that reflected more heat into the room than the old system of inserting the fire basket into a brick or stone built cavity. Bonnar stocked 40 different styles of register grates for parlours, drawing rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms, starting at a price of 10/6d, and he supplied ash pans to fit in the same style as the grate. He also provided a choice of 80 different fenders, although some of those would for use with kitchen ranges. Of course every fireplace needed a set of fire irons – poker, tongs, shovel and hearth brush, and James Bonnar stocked 70 different kinds.

If your chimney smoked, James Bonnar had the remedy in the form of Steads Improved Patent Chimney Tops; ‘they cause an upward current, eventually prevent downward draught and do not admit rain or the smoke of other flues.

Once the clothes had been rinsed in a bucket or tub the excess water had to be removed from them and for many women this meant laborious wringing by hand, but the invaluable James Bonnar stocked THE PATENT CLOTHES WRINGER ‘capable of wringing either a blanket or finest muslin’.
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 14:43

We had Clydesdale rental shop across from littlewoods and radio rentals next to liittlewoods

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 14:48

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sammer, Sat 13 Jun 14:43

Bonnars shop was indeed an ironmongers and from memory it was about opposite Hepworths. Here are some reported adverts from around the 1860s.

Though American closed heating stoves ‘for parlours, lobbies, offices, shops, harness rooms etc’ were available in Dunfermline by the mid-19th century, the heart of the home was the open fireplace, and for everything to do with this ‘heart’ the person to go to was, inevitably, James Bonnar. He specialised in Register grates, in which the fire basket was partially enclosed by an angular metal backing that reflected more heat into the room than the old system of inserting the fire basket into a brick or stone built cavity. Bonnar stocked 40 different styles of register grates for parlours, drawing rooms, dining rooms and bedrooms, starting at a price of 10/6d, and he supplied ash pans to fit in the same style as the grate. He also provided a choice of 80 different fenders, although some of those would for use with kitchen ranges. Of course every fireplace needed a set of fire irons – poker, tongs, shovel and hearth brush, and James Bonnar stocked 70 different kinds.

If your chimney smoked, James Bonnar had the remedy in the form of Steads Improved Patent Chimney Tops; ‘they cause an upward current, eventually prevent downward draught and do not admit rain or the smoke of other flues.

Once the clothes had been rinsed in a bucket or tub the excess water had to be removed from them and for many women this meant laborious wringing by hand, but the invaluable James Bonnar stocked THE PATENT CLOTHES WRINGER ‘capable of wringing either a blanket or finest muslin’.


Across from Hepworths was Clydesdale Bank, Hepworths was Santander last I seen. It could have been on the other side of Clydesdale Bank at the cross which went on to be a clothes shop if I remember correctly Bennetons or similar?

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 14:51

I remember when the coop closed there was a sports shop opened on high sst opposite called Parkers. The lady that worked in there cwas a big pars fan. She worked in the coop. Sports department previously.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 14:53

Almost across from the old coop was Winskis the jewellers.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 15:00

Top of the High St became Crawford the bakers can't miind if iit was a TV rental. Shop before! Then we had a couple of shops before littlewoods. Am sure 1 sold curtains etc and the other was a rental TV shop.
One went on to become a bakery/cafe after Crawford had closed.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: ft media  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 21:54

Was Winskis not on Bruce Street ThaiPar?
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Boomer  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 22:22

Thaipar Parker Sports was owned by Alec and Ian Parker. Alec was and still is a massive Pars fan. Ian is a Rangers man I believe but both have given up their time to help out the club on the commercial side in recent times on a voluntary basis.
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 23:09

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Was Winskis not on Bruce Street ThaiPar?


Possibly. There was definitely a small jewellers on high St near Scott's the butchers

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sat 13 Jun 23:11

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Thaipar Parker Sports was owned by Alec and Ian Parker. Alec was and still is a massive Pars fan. Ian is a Rangers man I believe but both have given up their time to help out the club on the commercial side in recent times on a voluntary basis.


Ecellent news. They used to stock the Pars tops.
Just remembered their mum worked beside my mum at the coop in the shoe department.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: sammer  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 00:56

Winskis was in Bruce Street.

Samuel was the jeweller in the High Street, near Scott the butchers.
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 01:04

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Winskis was in Bruce Street.

Samuel was the jeweller in the High Street, near Scott the butchers.


Was Samuel's not near menzies Sammer?

It was a small independent shop am thinking of not part of a chain

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: DAFC23  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 01:06

Was goldbergs also on the high street? seem to remember somewhere round where poundstretchers is now? That would be 80s i think
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 01:20

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DAFC23, Sun 14 Jun 01:06

Was goldbergs also on the high street? seem to remember somewhere round where poundstretchers is now? That would be 80s i think


Think they opened when woollies closed and later moved to where lorenzos is

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: charlie1  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 08:11

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Thaipar, Sun 14 Jun 01:04

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sammer, Sun 14 Jun 00:56

Winskis was in Bruce Street.

Samuel was the jeweller in the High Street, near Scott the butchers.


Was Samuel's not near menzies Sammer?

It was a small independent shop am thinking of not part of a chain


Jeweller was A K Campbell
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 09:30

Is AK Campbell not still there? Are there photos of the inside of Co-op? It was always boarded up for as long as I remember. Why did it close when they'd built that extension round the back where the bus station was built?
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 09:44

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charlie1, Sun 14 Jun 08:11

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Thaipar, Sun 14 Jun 01:04

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sammer, Sun 14 Jun 00:56

Winskis was in Bruce Street.

Samuel was the jeweller in the High Street, near Scott the butchers.


Was Samuel's not near menzies Sammer?

It was a small independent shop am thinking of not part of a chain


Jeweller was A K Campbell


Cheers charlie

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: charlie1  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 11:05

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Thaipar, Sun 14 Jun 09:44

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charlie1, Sun 14 Jun 08:11

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Thaipar, Sun 14 Jun 01:04

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sammer, Sun 14 Jun 00:56

Winskis was in Bruce Street.

Samuel was the jeweller in the High Street, near Scott the butchers.


Was Samuel's not near menzies Sammer?

It was a small independent shop am thinking of not part of a chain


Jeweller was A K Campbell


Cheers charlie


Still there.

http://www.cc-gold.com/
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Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 13:30

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charlie1, Sun 14 Jun 11:05

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Thaipar, Sun 14 Jun 09:44

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charlie1, Sun 14 Jun 08:11

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Thaipar, Sun 14 Jun 01:04

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sammer, Sun 14 Jun 00:56

Winskis was in Bruce Street.

Samuel was the jeweller in the High Street, near Scott the butchers.


Was Samuel's not near menzies Sammer?

It was a small independent shop am thinking of not part of a chain


Jeweller was A K Campbell


Cheers charlie


Link fixed

Still there.

http://www.cc-gold.com/



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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 17:00

Maybe I've missed it by quickly scrolling down - what was the name of the wee shop in the High Street that sold Pars scarves etc. back in the day ?

Gents outfitter type place.

Must be were Stephens the baker shop is ?
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Topic Originator: charlie1  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 17:23

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veteraneastender, Sun 14 Jun 17:00

Maybe I've missed it by quickly scrolling down - what was the name of the wee shop in the High Street that sold Pars scarves etc. back in the day ?

Gents outfitter type place.

Must be were Stephens the baker shop is ?


Lamberts
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: average white par  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 17:38

Hutton's where 7 Kings is now... Mothercare across the street... I can't remember what it is now, but it used to still have the original doors where you could still see a faint print of "Mothercare" on the door... Goldberg's I only remember being down by Lorenzo's... Maloco's snooker hall was still there when I was wee, which, unfortunately, was quite some time ago... tough times for most High Streets now, which is a shame...

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: 60yearapar  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 17:48

Liptons, sure it was where the closed down pound shop is now
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: DM par  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 18:17

Bruce and Glen
Halfords
Radio rentals
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 18:19

Was it not a halfords bike shop?



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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 23:03

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average white par, Sun 14 Jun 17:38

Hutton's where 7 Kings is now... Mothercare across the street... I can't remember what it is now, but it used to still have the original doors where you could still see a faint print of "Mothercare" on the door... Goldberg's I only remember being down by Lorenzo's... Maloco's snooker hall was still there when I was wee, which, unfortunately, was quite some time ago... tough times for most High Streets now, which is a shame...


Mothercare was turned into an Indian restaurant I think.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: veteraneastender  
Date:   Sun 14 Jun 23:27

"Lamberts"

Charlie 1 - thanks
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: galapar  
Date:   Mon 15 Jun 18:39

Simpson’s was the Jeweller in the High Street near Scott’s
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: ft media  
Date:   Mon 15 Jun 21:00

Bikes at the front Widtink and motoring tools and stuff at the back. Not that it was that big!
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Mon 15 Jun 21:24

Ah OK... It was a long time ago but I can only remember the bikes ... They were at the front right enough.
I probably never ventured any further back than the bikes.



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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Tue 16 Jun 00:51

Lambert's was a right old fashioned shop.Was fitted with old style drawered cabinets. The old guy that run it was really helpful,and would go out of his way to help you.Good old fashioned service!
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Tue 16 Jun 13:23

And that's why I love engineering agencies. Great place.

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Parfect68  
Date:   Tue 16 Jun 17:23

Skirt and slack centre down near mothercare.
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Ben,D.A  
Date:   Tue 16 Jun 17:24

I,m sure that Hunters was on the corner of High St - New Row. I remember them showing the scittish cup in the corner window in 68. Passed it on my way to Commercial school. they might have been a grocers.
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Tue 16 Jun 22:22

On Bridge St also there was a TV rental shop next to easifit the shoe shop, small camera shop and then Munro the butcher's next to butchers was another Gent's wear shop John Colliers?

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Tue 16 Jun 23:54

Halfords at that time were brilliant. You could get a reconditioned part for your mini,and loads of other obsolete parts.😄
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Wed 17 Jun 00:00

Hate to say this,but the shop lifting,at that time,especially woollies, must have been horrendous.
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 17 Jun 00:04

It was well known that ye could grab a handful of sweets from their pic n mix section and munch away while in store....
Not that I ever did of course... It's just something I heard...
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Wed 17 Jun 00:29

Shine up yir buttons with brasso it's only 3 ha'pennys a tin, you can buy it or nick it oot o woollies na na na na na na nin

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: twin par  
Date:   Wed 17 Jun 00:39

Remember a friend worked in wollies. The day the manager, mr rivers, said the store was shutting,he was so upset,he was in tears.He thought so much of his staff,don't get that attitude these days.
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: charlie1  
Date:   Wed 17 Jun 08:49

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Thaipar, Tue 16 Jun 22:22

On Bridge St also there was a TV rental shop next to easifit the shoe shop, small camera shop and then Munro the butcher's next to butchers was another Gent's wear shop John Colliers?


That was Radio Rentals shop
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: EEP  
Date:   Wed 17 Jun 10:29

Parker’s sports was brilliant back in the days.
Another wee sports shop was up near the viceroy?? Used to get my shell suits in there😅
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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: Thaipar  
Date:   Wed 17 Jun 11:21

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EEP, Wed 17 Jun 10:29

Parker’s sports was brilliant back in the days.
Another wee sports shop was up near the viceroy?? Used to get my shell suits in there😅


Shafis

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 Re: High st
Topic Originator: shrek par  
Date:   Wed 17 Jun 11:31

Matchplay sports in Bruce st

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