This photo was taken in 1963 and shows Kelly’s Cobblers on Glasgow Road. During the 1960’s and 1970’s, Kelly’s was a cobbler business located at 256 Glasgow Road, on the north side not far from the junction of Station Road. Mr Kelly was a master shoemaker and was initially based at the corner of Calder Street and Victoria Street, (now where the Little Tearoom is). During the 1970s, Kellys at the Glasgow Road location was knocked through with the adjacent Grays Ironmongers Hardward Store to the west and become a grocers, then later Bailey’s Wine Store then Victoria Wines in the 1980s. It is now the Good Taste Chinese Takeaway.
Next door, to the east was Collins Bakery and further along, Birrel’s Sweet shop.
Do you remember Kelly’s or Grays Hardware? Can you tell me anything else about the shops? Was the building on the left of this Mr Wood’s Doctors’ Surgery? Thanks for your help.
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