Aberdeen reminiscences (mostly shops)

Aberdeen reminiscences (mostly shops)

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Kiltie

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7,490 posts

213 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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OK, before I get on to the main subject, I'm trying to remember the name of a tea room above what is now the Trinity Centre. As I recall, it sounded like a foreign / exotic name. Any ideas?

Right then ...

  • Isaac Benzie's
  • Watt & Grant
  • Gordon & Smith (grocer at the top of Union Street)
  • The Rubber Shop
... more later.

Eric smile

offshorematt2

861 posts

183 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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Maybe showing my youth (ha!), but I used to love Radar's on Belmont Street for icecream sundaes and The Toy Bazaar on Correction Wynd (before it moved and went 'upmarket')...

These were vital visits in keeping me quiet while trawling round town with my mum smile

Invisible man

39,730 posts

251 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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I remember the Oriental Emporium

Lastinclass

511 posts

147 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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My dad will be along any minute about getting a pick n mix at Woolies on George Street!

Andersons bike shop (Rosemount area)
Rosslyn sports
E&M


JohnS

921 posts

251 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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Reuben Laing - the butcher shop in Woodside.
The Joke Factory (used to be across from Norco, now John Lewis)

What was the name of the ice cream shop on King Street, close to the Pittodrie Bar?

Kiltie

Original Poster:

7,490 posts

213 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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JohnS said:
What was the name of the ice cream shop on King Street, close to the Pittodrie Bar?
Garcone's?

x200sxy

515 posts

167 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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Is that specialist tobacconists still open on King Street?


Carcone's or something like. Actually on Nelson Street.


JohnS said:
What was the name of the ice cream shop on King Street, close to the Pittodrie Bar?

CO2000

3,075 posts

176 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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offshorematt2 said:
Maybe showing my youth (ha!), but I used to love Radar's on Belmont Street for icecream sundaes
I remember aged about 8 giving the bell an almighty ring, Mum wasn't impressed to say the least biggrin

CO2000

3,075 posts

176 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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Crombie Sports - Bridge St (Now McCalls)

isrplc

264 posts

145 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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Loving the strong deen presence!

900ssduke

241 posts

168 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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I think Radars the ice-cream shop started off on schoolhill, possibly even with a spagetti factory, if you cleared a plate you got the next free. Radars on Belmont St was a great drinking / bikey / Rock chick hang out before heading to Ceasers Palace on Crown Street on a Sunday night for more live music.
Mabels cafe in Torry, Sir Laffalots near ship row, Dobies alehouse when they went through the live blues phase. I still miss the Venue, the minkiest, wetest, blackest, stinkiest carpet and watered down lager in town, but it was open til 2 and you could get in pissed after rolling out of the Moorings the back of 12 and watch Dr Feelgood et all live.

Dargie

637 posts

149 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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C&A's on the corner of Union Street and Bridge Street. I still call it the old C&A's now! Or how about the Toy Bazzar on Market Street?

KENZ

1,229 posts

160 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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Ahh...I remember the rubber shop!! I used to spend hours in a electric shop playing a philips console and the first Atari console. I'm sure they had Nintendo Game & Watch machines to.

downthepub

1,277 posts

173 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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CO2000 said:
Crombie Sports - Bridge St (Now McCalls)
My Dad, with a business partner, opened that shop when it was originally on Crombie Road in Torry. That was back in the early 70s.

Naso Grande

236 posts

166 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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JohnS said:
What was the name of the ice cream shop on King Street, close to the Pittodrie Bar?
Do you mean the shop that's now a Hairdresser's?
I remember it was called Marchini's (later appeared for a short while in Mannofield).

What about Brian Sherrif's in John Street? Anybody remember the fire they had and the sale afterwards?

Edited by Naso Grande on Tuesday 4th August 18:18

alicrozier

528 posts

204 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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900ssduke said:
...Radars...if you cleared a plate you got the next free.
I remember that as a student, I complained that the second plate was only half the size...should have seen the waiters face when I'd finished that too then ordered an ice-cream pancake... lick

It was bring your own wine/beer too...

Semi hemi

1,790 posts

165 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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x200sxy said:
Is that specialist tobacconists still open on King Street?


Carcone's or something like. Actually on Nelson Street.


JohnS said:
What was the name of the ice cream shop on King Street, close to the Pittodrie Bar?
Casa Marcini(sp) was the one on King St and the place on Nelson St was a manufacturer/wholesale place


Semi hemi

1,790 posts

165 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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CO2000 said:
Crombie Sports - Bridge St (Now McCalls)
Before that, you had Simpsons Sports directly across the road

Semi hemi

1,790 posts

165 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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Kiltie said:
OK, before I get on to the main subject, I'm trying to remember the name of a tea room above what is now the Trinity Centre. As I recall, it sounded like a foreign / exotic name. Any ideas?

Right then ...

  • Isaac Benzie's
  • Watt & Grant
  • Gordon & Smith (grocer at the top of Union Street)
  • The Rubber Shop
... more later.

Eric smile
I raise you Reid & Pearsons


Semi hemi

1,790 posts

165 months

Tuesday 4th August 2009
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Lastinclass said:
My dad will be along any minute about getting a pick n mix at Woolies on George Street!
nono Woolies was on St Nicholas Street, next to the Equitable.

Sorry, but I am offshore and bored!

Here are some more

How about the original location for Shirlaws? before the Green.

Who had the Ford Dealership where the Foundry Bar is now.

Where was the SMT Garage?

Hemibum is banned from answering the following

Who had the Garage/workshop/Dealers in Union Row off Summer St?

Where was The Alexander Buses Depot not the bus station but where they stored the buses.





Edited by Semi hemi on Tuesday 4th August 20:32