Sinead McGinley – Panopticon

I was just remembering a story my granny told me: It was her best friend Ina's first date with a gent, must've been sometime in the 1930s and she'd arranged to meet him at the Panopticon in Glasgow. That was a more conservative time, so she put on her Sunday best and went along on her date only to discover that the man was a firefighter and showed up fully-clad in his uniform, axe and all. So there she was, all dolled up, sitting in this beautiful theatre on a date with a man with an axe! I just thought that was quite a sweet wee story, and just shows you how times have a'changed.