There once was a little shop, just over the Parish Boundary at High Blantyre.
Beyond the Parkburn, in Hamilton Parish at the corner of High Blantyre Road and Russell Street sat a little wooden green building, which was known locally as Hannah’s Shop.
From the 1950’s through to the 1980’s, Mr Hannah owned this little sweetie shop. He sold Sweets, Tobacco and other provisions.
Historic Hamilton’s Facebook page has covered this subject and added, “Mr Hannah would sit in his shop and he loved his pipe. He would often be sitting puffing away when you walked in. He also owned the pidgeon huts just up the road a bit, some of you may remember that the pigeon huts were built on stilts, as they were built on the hill next to the burn that separates Hamilton & High Blantyre.”
The shop is now demolished and of course Russell Street is now a dead end closed off at High Blantyre Road junction.
What are your memories of Mr Hannah’s sweetie shop?
Photo Courtesy: G Lee.
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