Back to the Blackout! (Print 2452856)
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Glasgow, and every other city in Britain, was plunged into darkness in the winter of 1973/74, when a miners' strike saw coal stocks fall dangerously low, and a rolling programme of power cuts introduced. Off went the lights, and out came the candles!
Despite the introduction a a three-day week, the darkness didn't stop business, with shoppers going about their business with the help of candles and torches.
For older Glaswegians, it was like a return to wartime. For the city's kids, it was a scary if magical time, of eating your tea and going to bed by candlelight.
This tobacconist, in Buchanan Street, kept the homefires burning, using candles to keep their shop lit, and open. Bet they did a roaring trade in matches!
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