Window to the Past: 11 Harriet Street, c1910

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Jackson’s grocery shop here with its female staff. Note the adverts in the windows for cocoa; Mazuwatee, Rowntrees, Bournville (Cadbury’s), Van Houton’s, and Rova, an early brand name that soon disappeared.

On the shelf marked with Stephenson’s Bread is Marshall’s semolina and bottles of what looks like spirits indicating it was an off-licence. Also on the shelf is a large container advertising tins of condensed milk.

The second shelf has Beattie’s celebrated bread. Biscuits are still available today under that brand name, and this is why in the Taggart tv series an early chief superintendent Beattie was referred to behind his back as ‘The Biscuit’.

On the lower shelf marked Bilsland’s Bread there is a fine display of ham and bacon, the price tickets on which read from the left.

Image courtesy of Pollokshaws Heritage Group, holding weekly meetings on Mondays at 1pm in the parish hall — all welcome along.