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Gardener/Gardiner & Leighton.....

Posted: Tue Jan 31, 2006 4:13 am
by momat
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.

Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:59 pm
by Liz Turner
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?


Posted: Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:44 pm
by momat
Hi Liz,

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


Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2006 8:49 pm
by Liz Turner
Do you know which part of Glasgow you're looking for?


Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 4:26 am
by momat
Somewhere between the South Side and Pollockshaws?

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 5:08 pm
by Davie
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

Posted: Mon Jul 17, 2006 8:25 pm
by Liz Turner
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: ... 30fc6.html

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


Posted: Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:39 am
by momat
Thank you Davie & Liz,

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


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

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 1:55 pm
by hwm52
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.

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

Posted: Sun Dec 08, 2013 8:07 pm
by momat
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.