Tommy Morgans Sweet Shop

Does anybody remember Tommy Morgans Sweet shop?

Mr. Tommy Morgan ran a sweet shop during the 1960’s at the Village, Low Blantyre. It was located in a wooden hut situated on the east side of Station Road, directly opposite the entrance to Viewfield Avenue and near the north gable of the tenement at Ulva Place. Behind the shop was a dirt part that ran down towards the old Blantyre Works Cemetery and on to the David Livingstone Memorial Footbridge.

I’ve marked up this map showing the detached and isolated location.

1960s Tommy Morgan Sweet Shop

Today, these modern homes are now on the site.

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On social media:

Moyra Lindsay And Mrs Morgan worked there too. I got sent there for 12 penny caramels if dad was feeling flush and there was something good that we were all watching on tv so he must have opened all hours.

Margaret Brown Burns We always went to the wee sweet shop on our way to Elmwood school across the bridge to Bothwell

Marie Mc Millan My gran Mrs rouse lived cross the road from it was never out the of it x

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  1. Tommy Morgan was my Dad. I’m Vincent and I used to help out in the shop with my brothers Kevin and John. We have a lot of happy memories of the village and really lovely people from the great wee community. Alas, Asda coming to Blantyre was the demise of many small shops and Dad’s was one of them. He worked a 12 hour day and only took a half day on a Thursday. He loved all his customers. Sadly Mum and Dad are no longer with us .

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