My great grandfather A Lind founded Linds Umbrellas (A. Lind & Sons) in 1901. His two sons Archibald Lind and Stan Lind took over the business from him, and my father John Lind after them. Reparing umbrellas (yes repairing – imagine that) in the tight mezzanine level of the Linds Umbrellas shop was my first […]Read More!
Memories, stories and tales
I remember when I moved to Brisbane 21 years ago Brisbane Arcade was my favourite place in the city. I especially loved the Rendezvous Tea Rooms. Audrey made the best cup of tea and sandwiches. On Mondays you could even have your tea leaves read! I visited there weekly with two of my most favourite […]Read More!
I opened my very first store at the young age of 20 years old – upstairs on gallery level and this is where my career started off and have never looked back. I had the best time being involved in the parades – lunches – functions etc and meeting heaps of people, for whom I […]Read More!
SEARL’S POINSETTIA ART FLORISTS From 1933 until 1949, my grandmother – Mrs Ada Mosses – owned Searl’s Poinsettia Art Florists at No. 6, Brisbane Arcade, 154 Queen Street, Brisbane. Ada was a very talented floral artist, as they were known then, and had been involved in learning her trade in Brisbane and Melbourne from the […]Read More!
In the early 1950’s I had my teacup read at the Brisbane Arcade. Clearly, she exclaimed! You will have 3 men in your lifetime. Remember these initials. N – C and B N will break your heart in your teens. (This happened). You will marry C and have a long happy marriage till old age. […]Read More!
As a young girl from Darwin visiting family in Brisbane during school holidays, I would catch a bus with my Grandmother from the southern suburbs to the city to go to Brisbane Arcade. My favourite place was Darrell Lea, I was in awe with the old charm, magic of Christmas and chocolates. Darwin did not […]Read More!
My memory is of being taken as a child by my grandmother into town in the early 70\’s, a man right in the middle of the entrance to the arcade with a weighing machine that looked somewhat like a chair on a platform charged a coin fee to weigh people. You would sit on this […]Read More!
I have many memories of Brisbane arcade. I started as a trainee dressmaker with Gwen Gillam in 1968. Every morning we stood on the balcony in front of Swedas ballet shop or was it Paul Wright Dance Wear, watching the people walk through the arcade. Gwen Gillam had two workrooms at that time, both on […]Read More!
Hello my story is that I grew up in the arcade many years. My dad had a jewellery shop in the arcade. I grew up in the arcade with my dad and the shop. I remember working in the shop and clearing the windows and running inside to ask my dad for money so I […]Read More!
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