Gardener/Gardiner & Leighton.....

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Gardener/Gardiner & Leighton.....

Post by momat » Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:13 am

Looking for information on the name GARDENER/GARDINER ? in regards to an UPHOLSTERY or FURNITURE shop in Glasgow around the 1950/60s.

May have been linked to name LEIGHTON.


Maureen

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Post by Liz Turner » Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:59 pm

Hi Maureen

Did anyone take you up on this? Wonder if there might be a trade directory or some such for the period and area?

Liz
Fife: Nicolson, Cornfoot, Walker, Gibson, Balsillie, Galt, Elder
NE Scot: Nicolson, Lindsay, Haliburton, Ross
Edin & Central: Nicolson, Blaikie, Stevenson, Ross, Hotchkiss, Suttie, Christie, Clelland, Gray, Purvis, Lang, Dickson
Ross & Cromarty: Ross

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Post by momat » Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:44 pm

Hi Liz,

No I never recieved as much as a nibble.
Think I will put it out to pasture,

Cheers,
Maureen

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Post by Liz Turner » Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:49 pm

Do you know which part of Glasgow you're looking for?

Liz
Fife: Nicolson, Cornfoot, Walker, Gibson, Balsillie, Galt, Elder
NE Scot: Nicolson, Lindsay, Haliburton, Ross
Edin & Central: Nicolson, Blaikie, Stevenson, Ross, Hotchkiss, Suttie, Christie, Clelland, Gray, Purvis, Lang, Dickson
Ross & Cromarty: Ross

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Post by momat » Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:26 am

Somewhere between the South Side and Pollockshaws?
Maureen

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Post by Davie » Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:08 pm

Hi Maureen,

There was an A. Gardner and Son, upholsterers in Jamaica street in the 60s.

And if memory serves,
there was Gardiner's of Partick, up until recently.
Which I think was a furniture store.
Will check up on this for you
Davie

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Post by Liz Turner » Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:25 pm

Here's a link to a photo of A Gardner & Son, Jamaica Street, Glasgow, mentioned above.

Have searched on-line and can't find a street/trade directory for 1950s/60s - lots for the 1800s :cry:

http://www.artandarchitecture.org.uk/im ... 30fc6.html

Haven't been able to find anything for the Partick reference.

Liz
Fife: Nicolson, Cornfoot, Walker, Gibson, Balsillie, Galt, Elder
NE Scot: Nicolson, Lindsay, Haliburton, Ross
Edin & Central: Nicolson, Blaikie, Stevenson, Ross, Hotchkiss, Suttie, Christie, Clelland, Gray, Purvis, Lang, Dickson
Ross & Cromarty: Ross

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Post by momat » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:39 am

Thank you Davie & Liz,


Liz that link came up with a picture that I recalled from my childhood, so will look into that.

Cheers,
Maureen

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Re: Gardener/Gardiner & Leighton.....

Post by hwm52 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:55 pm

Hi Maureen, just came across your post and can give you some information about Gardener & Leighton, I served my apprenticeship as a carpet fitter/ upholsterer, I started with them in September 1969, and left them to move to Fife in 1977. When I started there was no Gardener I don't know why it was called Gardener & Leighton I probably asked and was told but I can't remember. There was David Leighton the Father and Ivor Leighton the son. David was married to Lily and Ivor was married to Natalie, They had three premises when I started, one in Busby road, Busby and two in Cathcart Glasgow. 223 Clarkston road and 254 Clarkston road. I worked with two french polishers Mary (can't remember her surname), who worked at 223 Clarkston road and Tillie (Matilda) Hutton, who worked at the Busby shop and shared her birthday with me on 14th December. They bought the old Baptist church at 5 Arthur street, Busby and moved all upholstery work up there around 1970-71 I think and closed the 254 shop.

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Re: Gardener/Gardiner & Leighton.....

Post by momat » Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:07 pm

Hello hwm,

The people you name are all my family.
The descendants of Ivor ,live here in New Zealand near me,hence the posting here as we have never been able to establish who the Gardiner was.
I think he may have been a previous owner of the business.

Happy birthday next week and a Merry Christmas.

Cheers,
Maureen

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