Andrew Gilmour’s Bananas

Love this advert! It’s for Andrew Gilmour’s former shop on Glasgow Road from around the 1910s.

Andrew Gilmour

The advert provides more information on “Bananas” perhaps seen rarely in local grocers even at that time and plays to the curiosity of the customer. Mr Gilmour suggests perfect bananas can only be obtained “when a scientifically constructed Banana House, such as ours, is used for the ripening process.”

In short, you need to go to Andrew Gilmours if you want bananas.

I’ll be writing about the all of the north side of Glasgow Road a little later this year including bringing you all, many excellent previously unseen photos.


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