Stockwell Street

The Book of Scottish Anecdote shares this story: If you look again at the [above] Victorian photograph of Stockwell Street, you will see that the road leading from it is … Continue reading Stockwell Street

‘In! It was never out!’

Alexander Ranken (1755-1824) was a minister and author. He has the distinction of featuring in The Book of Scottish Anecdotes, with the entry as above. His style of preaching was … Continue reading ‘In! It was never out!’


Martin Anderson [Known as CYNICUS] Martin Anderson (1854-1932) was a genius as an illustrator and cartoonist. From his small offices at 59 Drury Lane, The Strand, he took London by … Continue reading CYNICUS

The Hallmark of Quality and Value

I came across this rather fine architectural sketch in the CANMORE archive. It was annotated: “Proposed New Store Argyle Street, Glasgow Marks & Spencer Ltd, 1964” In April 1964 the … Continue reading The Hallmark of Quality and Value