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EAGLESHAM SHOPS, BUSINESSES, CHURCHES
AND ORGANISATIONS  PAST AND PRESENT

MONTGOMERY STREET

(From the top down)
Houses and shops  on Montgomery Street, c 1900
Houses and shops on Montgomery Street, c 1900
  • Eaglesham Cotton Mill (1791 – 1822)
  • Bell’s Tearoom (No77)
  • Robertson’s Emporium (No77)
  • Treasure Chest Antique Shop (No77)
  • Boyce Barber (No63)
  • Wishing Well Tearoom (No63)
  • Proctor’s Sweetie Shop
  • Ham store (behind No54)
  • Tearoom (No53)
  • Simon Fraser Butcher (No52)
  • Johnny Crompton’s sweetie and ice-cream shop (No52)
  • The Pets Pampery (No52) (1976)
  • The Hobby Horse (Christine Linnell, No52)
  • Alistair Anderson Gallery (No52)
  • The Wee Gift Shop (No52)
  • The Moot Charity Shop (No52)
  • Doctor’s Surgery (part of Croft House)
  • Carswell United Presbyterian Church
  • Carswell Church of Scotland
  • Davidson’s Grocers (No29)
  • R. Kirkpatrick, Family grocer and hardware (Nos29-30)
  • Needlecraft (Fiona Hamilton, No29)
  • Village Gift Shop (Mrs Campbell, No29)
  • Free Church of Scotland
  • Young’s Grocer (No20)
  • John Crompton Grocer (No20)
  • James Watson Ham Curer (No19)
  • Kirkland’s Emporium
  • Tyrie’s General Store (No16)
  • The Union Hall
  • Dalgleish Drapers (No15)
  • Dalgleish fruit shop (James Dalgleish, 1938)
  • Anne McQueen, drapery (No15)
  • The Two Sisters, drapery and wool (No15)
  • Lotti (cottage behind No14)
  • Robertson’s Bakers (bakehouse behind No14)
  • The Conservatory (No14)
  • Douglas Douglas Florist (No14)
  • Bouquet’s Florist (Jill Massey, No14)
  • Anna’s Delicatessen (No14)
  • Alan P. Fulton Jewellery (No14)
  • Alec Dalgleish newsagent (No11, 1938)
  • Dalgleish Gun Shop (No11)
  • Davidson’s Grocers (No8)
  • Royal Oak Inn – Proprietor Isabella Hay (1938); Charles Sharkey, spirit dealer (till 1942); McConnachie (1962)
  • Doctors’ Surgery (Ronald MacLean 1964, No8, in Sniper’s Alley houses in lane between Cross Keys and Royal Oak)
  • McIntyre’s Butcher (No2)
  • Andrew Johnston Butcher (No2, 1938)
  • Fish and Chip Shop (Stuart Crawford up till c. 1958, No2)
  • Cross Keys Inn – Prop. Sarah Watt; Thomas Jamieson, spirit merchant (1938); Angus MacDonald incl. the Pepperpot
  • Cross Keys Inn (John Arneil, Postal receiving office)
  • Eaglesham Parish Church

POLNOON STREET

(From the bottom up)
Middle of Polnoon Street, 1921
Middle of Polnoon Street, 1921
  • Passarelli’s Fish and Chip Shop (No1)
  • Busby and Clarkston Co-operative Society (No1, 1959/60) *1
  • Thomas Watson (No1)
  • William Wallace Fishmonger (No1)
  • Wallace’s Café (No1)
  • Alec Kirkland’s General Store (No1)
  • Lennox Dairy (No2)
  • * Row of single storey houses in lane beside No1. Mrs Roach lived there.
  • J&T Smith Cattle Dealers; shop and slaughter house (No4)
  • Piggery (No4)
  • Steel’s barber (No5)
  • Kirkland Coal Merchant and Newsagent (No6)
  • John N Hill’s Store (No7, also known as Johnny Hill’s)
  • Police office and cells, police house (No8, Police office set back from building line.)
  • Doctor’s surgery (No8, c.1958) *2
  • Registrar’s office (No9, Mr Bowie, Registrar)
  • Clydesdale Bank (No10, James Tassie, Agent 1861; James Dunlop, Agent 1887) Busby and Clarkston Co-operative Society (No11) *1
  • Doctors’ surgery (No11, 1966) *2
  • Steven’s Grocers (No11)
  • St. Bridget’s RC Church, 1858
  • United Presbyterian Church (Coo Lane)
  • Melville’s Builders (Coo Lane)
  • Laird & McMillan joiners’ store (Coo Lane)
  • Caldwell’s Plant Nursery (Coo Lane)
  • Robertson’s Tailors (No15)
  • MacKay’s bakery and shop (No16)
  • Andrew Cowan & Sons Bakers (bakery and shop, No16)
  • Toy shop (No16)
  • Robina’s (No16)
  • Victoria’s Boutique (No16)
  • Industrial School (No17, School Mistresses: Janet Barclay; Jane Paterson]
  • Lodge Eaglesham No1265 (No17, c. 1921 – present)
  • Alexander McKean’s grocer and newsagent (Clachan Stores, No21, known as ‘Daddy McKean’s)
  • Owen’s Grocers (No21)
  • Bernard’s Barber (No20)
  • Lorinda’s Hairdresser (No20)
  • Swan Inn – William Currie (1832); Robert Henry (1938 – 1964); Scottish & Newcastle (1964, No23)
  • *Butchery workshop in lane after Swan Inn
  • Alexander Hay Saddler (No30)
  • A. E. Haddow, grocer and library (No30, until 1960)
  • Wilson’s Grocers (No30, 1960-1970)
  • Cameronian Church (Glendinning Place)
  • Old Concert Hall (Glendinning Place)
  • Doctor Dodge Hay’s Grocers Antique Shop (No48)
  • Mathieson’s Private Hotel and tearoom (No49)
  • Hilltop Tearoom (Mrs Farnon)
  • Coal merchant (Willie Farnon)

 

KIRK WYND

  • Gas Works (Managers: John Devine, 1861; John Gemmell, 1887)

POLNOON DRIVE

  • Eaglesham Police Office (No3)
  • Telephone Exchange

 

MID ROAD

  • Eaglesham Cotton Spinning Mill (c. 1791-96 to 1876)

MONTGOMERY SQUARE

  • Rent Office (No3)
  • Robert Johnston, Funeral Director (behind No3)
  • Laird’s joiner, carpenter and undertaker (behind No3)
  • Doctor – Dr Sluglett (No5)
  • Myra’s Hairdresser
Cheapside Street, c 1900
Cheapside Street, c 1900

CHEAPSIDE STREET (from the Cross)

  • Johnston’s Grocers
  • Andrew Johnston butcher
  • Post Office (Mr & Mrs Fyfe)
  • Post Office (Mr & Mrs Jones)
  • Dorothy Edwards Post Office (newsagent and tobacconist, No 2)
  • James Watson’s grocers
  • A. Bulloch & Co. (No3)
  • Botterill’s Convenience Stores (Spar, No3)
  • Scotmid Co-operative (No3)
  • Logan’s Barber in lane beside (No3)
  • Manderson’s Chiropodist (No12)
  • Telephone Exchange
  • Toll House shop (Mrs Plenderleith)
Eaglesham Primary School
Eaglesham Primary School

RODDANS LANE

  • Eaglesham Bowling Club
  • Eaglesham Tennis Club

 

EAST KILBRIDE ROAD

  • Coal Man – McGuire
  • Milk Bar
  • Sunnymead nursery & shop

 

STRATHAVEN ROAD

  • 15th Glasgow Scout Group headquarters
  • Eaglesham Primary School
Gilmour Street, 1920
Gilmour Street, 1920

GILMOUR STREET

  • Football park and pavilion (top of Holehouse Road)
  • Reading rooms
  • Evacuees’ School (1941-1945)
  • Eaglesham Youth Club (1947-1956)
  • Montgomerie Halls (1958)
  • Eaglesham Community Library (1963)
  • Polnoon Lodge (Eaglesham Estate Office, John Gilmour, c. 1844)
  • Temperance Hotel (Polnoon Lodge)
  • Wilson’s Boarding House (Polnoon Lodge)
  • Gordon Boarding House (Polnoon Lodge)
  • MacLean Medical Practice (No30, 1989/90, see also Polnoon Street and Montgomery Street)
  • Putting Green (where Airyligg & Tarff Avenue is now)
  • Doctor Kerr
  • Murray Chemist (Nos89-91)
  • The Two Sisters, drapery and wools (Nos89-91)
  • Dentist (Alan Bewick, Mrs Marilyn Orcharton, Nos89 – 91)**
  • Bonnyton Drycleaner (Nos89-91)
  • Peking Village (Nos89-91)
  • Clydesdale Bank (No81)
  • Eaglesham Dental Practice (Mr & Mrs Black, No81) **
  • Eaglesham Dental Practice (Claire Dunn, No81) **
  • McConnachies Garage (No77)
  • Eaglesham Garage (No77)
  • Bus Company (No77)
  • Mr Harrigan – Street Bookie (No73)
  • Eaglesham Grain Mill (situated behind bus stop beside Eglinton Arms, 1822-?)
  • Eglinton Arms Inn (1835)
  • Eglinton Arms Hotel (No59, various owners)
  • Caledonian Bus Garage (behind Eglinton Arms)
  • Chemist shop (beside Eglinton Arms, Mr Sneddon, 1921)
  • Chemist shop (beside Eglinton Arms, William Semple Brown, 1938)
  • Coronation Buildings (1902 – 1975) *
  • School House
  • Gemmell’s Café (Kirkstyle, also known as ‘The Brown Painted Hut’) *
  • Cross Garage – John Smith, Motor Hirer (No45)
  • Cross Garage – Ian Kennedy (No45)
  • Cross Garage – Wardle & Sons (No45)
  • William Weir & Son, Building contractors, joiners & painters (No17)
  • Weir’s Cobblers Bessie Gilmour’s Sweet Shop The Smithy (No3)
  • Public house (No5, c. 1930-1950)
  • Jock McKendry’s cobblers
Gilmour Street and Eglinton Arms, c 1900
Gilmour Street and Eglinton Arms, c 1900

GLASGOW ROAD

  • Eaglesham Park Garage (Waterfoot)
  • Salon 22 (hairdresser, No22)
  • L’epcier (Ian & George Peacock, No20)
  • Mel’s Food & Wine (No20)
  • Carpet shop (No18)
  • Kaleidoscope (No18)
  • Movie Café (No18b)
  • James M. Taylor & Partners Veterinary Practice (No18a)
  • R. & C. M. Imrie (No18a)
  • Sheila’s Baby Shop (No16)
  • Post Office Ian ? (No16)
  • Post Office Maureen Paton (No16)
  • Post and Presents (No16)
  • The Village Gift Company (No16)
  • Eaglesham Pharmacy (No14)
  • S. T. Murchie (Butchers) (No12)
  • G. R. Brown (Butchers) (No12)
  • Ian Peacock fruit shop (No10)
  • Cruickshank Optician (No10)
  • R. S. McColl; Martin McColl; McColl’s (No8)
  • Dallas Shoe Shop (No6)
  • The Hamlet (No6)
  • Lime Deli (No6)
  • H. R. Bradford (Bakers) (No4)
  • Eaglesham Bakery (No4)
  • Elvie – dress shop (No2)
  • Dentist (Mrs Marilyn Orcharton, Alan Bewick, No2) **
  • Eaglesham Dental Practice (Mr & Mrs Black, No2) **
  • T’amore Beauty (No2)
  • McIntyre Gentlemen’s Hairdresser (No2)

BONNYTON DRIVE

  • Dairy (No45)
  • Sunspot (No45)

 

Compiled by Marlyn McInnes & Kenneth Mallard, October 16th 2016