A good spot for the dogs
I used to live at 59 Goldstone Road in the early 1950s. One thing I really remember is the lamp post that was right outside. It was great for climbing on and swinging from, although it was also a good spot for the dogs. Mind you in those days my Mum used to wash the pavement in front of the house like most others did. I went to school in Ellen Street, I think all that is left now is the boys’ playground. Regularly had my hair cut in Harry’s, I remember he used to put a leather covered board between the arms of the chair for me to sit on. I could go on for days as I’m sure most of us could.
Sunday afternoon treats
I remember Divall’s on the corner with those glass topped tables and the dumb waiter that they used to pull the meals up from down in the kitchen; and of course Forfar’s was on the opposite corner. Do you remember the ‘shell-fish man’ coming around on a Sunday morning? I looked forward to his visits – you could buy a pint of winkles. I fondly remember Sunday afternoons, armed with a pin, and some brown bread and butter!! What a joy.