Wednesday, 19 October 2011

PERTH ROAD'S CANADIAN SHOP - 80'S

Those of you who frequented places like the Centre Bar, Club Feet and other youthful dens in town in the 70's & 80's will probably remember (Fast) Eddie Donnelly.
Well after his first trade went bust, he opened up this fashion shop in the Perth Road, the clothing on the racks being stuff he imported from North America.
The shop may have been called Dan Rivers, not 100% sure, although that's a name that crops up on the funky interior design.
Eddies co-owner was George Craigie, and Billy Shaw helped out in the shop - this was sometime around the mid/late 80's period.
Photos by The Bear.

7 comments:

  1. I remember this shop. In the old Bakery? I don't think it was there for very long. I've not seen Eddie for a long time, what is he up to these days? He used to be a regular at Dens Park, think we got into a 'situations' with oposing fans a few times. Good memories though.

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  2. Where about on the Perth Road was this shop...I don't remember it at all.

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  3. It was next to the Gate Fellowship Church, if that means anything to you.

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  4. Next to the old Grosvenor Bar? or the Tavern it is called now. Been boarded up for a long long time.

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  5. Ahhhh right ok. I know where you are now....still can't remember it ever being open despite being at DoJCA during the 80s and spending a lot of time at McGonigall's (now and for a while Drouthy's)and all the other Perth Road hostelries!
    The Tav has been Clancey's Irish bar for a couple of years now.

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  6. Actually, it was right next door to the old Oxfam shop....great shop...great pic....ed being circled by 2 sharks.

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  7. Was further up than oxfam...next to Gate.....was called Dan Rivers!

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