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Leuchars in the 1920's

Can you help us work out in what year this was written?

Henry Smith (Grocer) - Later Guardbridge Co-op Society Still Co-op.
Miss N. Douglas (Grocer & Papers) - Later G. Herd (Baker) Now Closed.
John Wilson (Tailor & Boots & Shoes) Now Motor Cycle Shop.
J. Stark (Grocer & Tea Room) Now enlarged to Wonderland.
Miss Kempie - Later Miss B. Duncan (Sweets & Drapery) Between Railway Station & Wonderland (now demolished)
John Gullon (tailor & Gents Outfitter) Now used as a Dwelling House.
Misses J. & M. Graham (Drapery & Dessmaking (small shop) Now extended - Spar.
A. Niven (Butcher) Now Mitchell (Butcher)
? (Saddler, Cycle Repair Shop & Gramaphone Records) Now Dwelling House.
J. Delpeppo (Chip Shop) Later Borella Still Borella.
McPherson (Post Office & Shop) Still Post Office. Now Mr McCrostie.
Lonie (Grocer & Sunday Papers) Now Dwelling House.
R. Anderson (Paper Shop) (Cupboard in front Lobby of House) (Telephone Exchange in House) Now Mr Lundie.
F. Dady (Gents Hairdresser) Hut now demolished.
J. Duff (fairdresser) Later Stisi, Icecream & Sweets) (Small Shop) Now Aero Cafe.
Mrs Brown (Grocer & Sweets) Now Fruit Shop
Jenny Berry (Everything from Bread to Paraffin) Behind Church, now demolished.
T. Cargill (Chemist) Now Royal Bank of Scotland.
Mrs Gray (Shop) Now Dwelling House.
Other Business in Leuchars in the 1920's
Mrs A. Watson (Tearoom - Later Telephone Exchange) Now Dwelling House.
Mr J. Erskine (Blacksmiths - Shop & Garage) Now Garage including former Templars Hall.
Mr A. Smith (Plumber) Now Closed.
Mr D. Rait (Register) Now Dwelling House.
Mr J. Erskine (Senior) (Ye Olde Hotel) Still Ye Olde Hotel.
Mr W. Robertson (Commercial Arms Pub & Taxi Hire) Still Commercial Arms Pub.
Bank (a few hours weekly in Bank Building) Now Dwelling House.
Leuchars Old Station (Passenger & goods - later just Goods) Now demolished.
Leuchars Gas Works (Behind Wonderland) (Street Lamps lit by Gas) Now demolished.
Mr J. Stark (Coal Merchant) Now gone.
Miss Annie Thomson (Sold Milk from one cow - Big Stone Mangle - charge 1 penny for use of) Now Chinese Take-Away.
Mr W. Thomson (her brother) (Joiner, Wheelwright & Undertaker) Now Chinese Take-Away.
Miss Agnes Thomson (their Niece) ( Dressmaker) Now Chinese Take-Away.
Mr J. Legget (Second-hand Furniture) Now Coach House.
Mr A. Bell (Dairy & Coal Merchant) Now Dwelling House.
Mr J. Speed (Dairy & Contractor) Now Dwelling House & Doctors Surgery.
Mr J. Gibson (Glebe Farm & Dairy) Now Dwelling House.
Mr Melville Brown (Market Garden) Now Dwelling House.
Mr Wilson (Market Garden) Pitlethie Road. Now Dwelling House.
Mr A. Clark (Boot & Shoe Repairs (Church Beadle) Now gone.
Mr L. Simpson (Cycle Hire) Now Dwelling House.
Mr Delameares (Bus Garage) Now gone.
Mr Danny Grant (Tailor) Now demolished.
Other Points of Interest
Church Ministers Mr Levick folled by Mr Borthwick.
Free CHurch (Now Henderson Hall) Mr Broom.
School Masters Mr Gribbes followed by Mr Hill.
Doctor Dr J.B. Mears, Meadow Road, Leuchars.
Policeman Mr Cruickshanks, Old Police Station next to Templar Hall.
Halls Templar Hall (Meadow Road)
Masonic Hall (School Hill)
Later British Legion Hall, Main Street - now demolished.
Library & Billiard Room, Station Road Now demolished
Night Shelter Now Dwelling House.
Football Pitch - next to Golf Course Now gone.
Quoiting Rink & Tennis Court both where Pitcairn Park is now.
Pump House for Leuchars Water, Well Green, Pitlethie Road
Curling Rink
Masonic Lodge
Women's Guild
Boy's Brigade
Girl Guides
Leuchars Lodge

Visitor Comments: [5]

William Borthwick was Minister of Leuchars in 1924 when he conducted the marriage ceremony for my grandparents.
- Jane Erskine, 05/Jun/2015

delete me
- amie, 16/Jul/2010

My family lived in Dr Mears, Meadow Rd house until the 1970s.My grandmother was Ann Watson who ran the Telephone exchange ,and her daughter Ella had the Tea Room.I think, helped by her daughters, she ran the exchange untl after the War.I remember the switchboard was in the frontroom of the house.My grandmother slept beside it so that she could deal with the night calls!I do have a photo of the house when it was the Tea Room. I will try to put together anything that I think might be of interest and email it.
- Jill Hunter (Dickson), 17/Oct/2009

Does anybody know of the Innes family from Leuchars or Strathkiness pre 1923 and after?
- Elena Innes, 05/May/2009

must have been after 1923 as lodge earlshall did not start till then
- r dot ovenstone, 03/Nov/2007

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