A photo next, shared by Drew Semple here a while back.
Pictured is a rather busy Glasgow Road from Priory Street, at a time in the 1970s, when it was still open to traffic at its junction with Glasgow Road. In the background, The Broadway Cinema, Stonefield Tavern is still recognisable in the foreground. Shops were Machlines, Vinses (Vince Lombardis), Gallaghers. Drew’s cousin, who took the picture from his home, is Duncan Slater. Looking at this closely, I’m sure there must have been something going on, or pictures coming out or in. It looks really, really busy!
Gallaghers was formerly McWilliams from 1958 until 1971. Mrs McWilliam stayed open late to sell sweets for the cinema.
On social media:
Jude Wolf I was 10,I remember it as if it was yesterday,William Trussler
Mary Frances Lyons My gran annie mcgurk and auntie libby mcgurk lived in 3 priory St in the late 70s early 80s I’m sure this is there garden. I remember playing in that wall as a child. Looks so different now. X
Jeanette Allardyce Ward This is where I grew up, number 18
Stewart Willis My gran had Hamilton’s fruit shop , used to work in it at weekends when I was a wee boy. Bert Lombardi had the chip shop. Chippy has never been the same since. Mauchlines the paper shop used to be my favourite place to spend my hard earned money. Think I may have had all the match box cars in the place. Cecil
Stephen Allan The photo looks earlier than 70s by looking at the cars and what was Machinelines or was that meant to say Mauchlines? I remember Mauchlines in early 90s but can anyone remember the guy who owned it back then and what his name was I think he took over the shop from Mauchline.