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Famous Glesca  'Briggait market'
May 2003 Ronnie McPhee
The Briggait is very near to the actual road called 'The Bridgegate' which is situated just off the Saltmarket, nearby the Albert Bridge.(Jist walk doon Saltmarket and turn right) although one needs tae be a 'midgie raker'. type tae appreciate the quality of service provided in this establishment. 
Unless goods hiv fallen aaf the back o' a lorry, maist o' the stuff selt at the Briggait ur second haun, and the kind o' things thit kin be purchased are:-      
Honnless pots,
Single wellies
Part worn brassiers
Cloaks wae nae hauns, 
Wedding rings (rolled gold)
Quite clean bed linnen (bit a wee bit smelly)
Quality False teeth (wae a history as tae who's mooth they wur last in) 
Flearidden cats (already neutored)
Family Allowance books (2 weeks uncollected)
Photo albums (filled wae black and white pictures o' Glesga people, maist probably aw deid)
Stradavarious Violins (new) 
78 rpm records  (maistly Jimmy Shand ur Sydney Devine)
Toothbrushes (used)
DDT Spray Cans (good workin order) 
Moothorgans 
Quite clean stockings/nylons/slippers 
Donkey Jaikits (McAlpines)
Sex Magazines, videos, rubberware, bondage gear (Jist aks fur Madam Syne) 
Toilet pans (thit jist need a wee bit cleanin wae sulphuric acid) 
Chanty po's 
Widden legs, hauns and hip replacements
It should be mentioned thit some amazing bargains kin be obtained when rummaging through the fantastic well presented stalls (excuse the smell o' pee though)

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Glasgow Police Constable 
William Joyner


Present uniform adopted 1952

 

Jessie McPhee's "grand uncle" Bobby Blackburn taken in the thirties some time at she believes Richmond Park. 
Whilst noting the very interesting well the type of which we knew so well (excuse the pun) and were prominent throughout Glasgow right into the sixties. 
You will note also from his deformed body that Bobby had a history of rickets which was prevalent in the "good old days", brought on by nutritional deficiency. 

 

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