the High Street TRADERS (1)

Fit o the toun.........tae Kirk Square

On this page we'll make some attempt to list the businesses who have occupied the various premises on our main street over the years. We may of course fail miserably - so maybe you can help ....

High Street map 1822

High Street 1822

Coming Soon ! a wee visual treat from theshoppie.com

FIT O THE TOUN

3
---- Inn ( ? )
---- School ( ? )
Dwelling House ( ? )
Ships Chandler ( ? )
Old Brewhouse Restr. (1981-)

(? Street Numbers ?)
Coasties ( ? )
Arbroath Baptist Church (1982-)
4 ?
Sim's (1940s-50s)
(Even Nos.)
Shoppie Annies (1940s-50s)
George, Butcher (1940s-50s)
CharlieWhitton,Grocer (1940s-50s)
(Uneven Nos.)
Swankie & Smith (1940s-50s)
Mrs Mills (1940s-50s)
Johnny Dora's Fish & Chip & Ice Cream - with seating !
Fergie's Paper Shop (1940s-50s)

4-20 (even nos.)
Dwellings (at Aug 2007)
9
Smokies fish shop (1983-)
9-13
Sugar & Spice (2001-)
13
Swankie&Smith(fish merch) (-1944/68-)
15
Golden Haddock, Restr. (1969-)
22
M & M Smith, fishmongers ( ?-2007)
24
Dwelling (at Aug 2007)
25-33 (odd nos.)
Dwellings (at Aug 2007)
26
Mayfair, hairdr. ( ?-2003/06-)
28-54 (even nos.)
Dwellings (at Aug 2007)
35
Harbour Store ( ?-2007-)
37-37a
Dwellings (at Aug 2007)
39
Standout Graphix ( ?-2003-?)
Tattoo Room ( ?-2007-)
43
Santana, restr ( ?-)
AzzurroRistorantePizzeria (? -2007-)
45
Grace Patterson, Florist (1971-)
Azzurros Italian Restr. (1980s)
49  'Italian Cafe' (1912)
52
Picture This ( ? )
Cargill Gallery (1993-?)
54
Joe Berrie, Barber (-1965)
56
Mike's Gents Hairdr. (1984/2003-?)
57
The Fisherman's Inn ( ? -2003-)
58
Crossroads-Caring For Carers (?-2007)
60
Princess Royal Trust Angus Carers Centre (-2003-)
61
Angus Assoc of Vol Org's (-2003-)
P C I Macdougal, dentist (-2003-)
62
Advocacy & Community
  Empowerment (-2003-)
Angus Indep Advoc Serv. (-2003-)
S.E.P.A. (-2003-)
66
Voight P'ship, architects (-2003-)
69-71
Arbroath Banking Co. (-1825-)
Bank of Scotland (-1976)
Reg. of Birth/Deaths/Marr's ( ?-2007-)
68-74 (even nos.)
Dwellings (at Aug 2007)
76
Alliance Building Soc. (1979-86)
Alliance & Leicester (1986-)
Forfarshire Soc for Blind (-2003-)

78

Sherriff's Court House ( ? )
John Lamb, Butcher (1911-?)
East Angus Co-op Society ( ?-1984 ?)
Wilson, Butcher ( ? )
Connelly & Yeoman (1995-)
79
YMCA/YWCA (1891-1998)
New flat development (1998-)
81
Sarah's Dress Agency (-2003-)
Sew Stylish (-2003-)
"office premises to let" (at Aug 2007)
82
Cafe Gibson (1967-'72)
ArranBar/HeatherLounge (1972-?)
Christies Bar (1990-?)
Deil's Heid Bar (1993-?)
Corky's Bar (1995-?)
Watts, lawyer ( ? -)
83
Dwellings (at Aug 2007)
84
Cafe Kit Kat (1946-)
Pennant Indep. Fin. Ser's (-2003-)
85
Herald & Co, sol's ( ?-2003-)
86
Ben M. Kennedy, printer & Publ. (-1846-)
Charles Reid, shoes ( ? )
Yule, newsagents (1978-2004)
Reehan Ul-Haq, news/toys (2004-)
88 ( The Town House )
ScottishCrtServ.,Sh.Clerk( ?-2003/07-) 88-91
Bruce & Co, sol's ( ?-2003-)
90
A K Adamson, mens/l'swear ( ?-1967)
Arbroath Property Centre ( ?-2007-)
92 
Scottie's Coffee Shop (1984-2004)
Arbroath News (1989 ?)
ArbroathPropertyShop (2005-)
93
Angus Housing Assoc ( ?-2007-)
95
Stewart Gellatly, bookseller (-1837-)
96
ElanaMae, photographic (1973-)
Munro/Klick Photopoint ( ?-2003-07-)
Munro Cleaners (-2003-)
96-98
Geo.Ferrier, florist (1950-73)
99
D T Wilson, furniture (1906-2002)
Declaration Bar (2003-06)
Ogston's Cafe Bar (2006-)

102

Simpson's Restaurant ( -2003-)
Philips Restaurant ( ?-2007-)
104-108
James Soutar, drapers (1850s)
Arnotts (-1986-) (closed during '80s)
Perts House Furnishers (1992/2007-)
105
Jas. Willox, w'mkr & j'r (-1897-)
Servicewomen's Club (1943-?)
W G Boyle & Co, sol's (-2003-)
112
LothianBdrs&AngusCoop ( -2003-)
114
Light Bite Restaurant (1969-?)
Parky's 199 Store (-2003-)
117
Clydesdale Bank (1968-)
118
Goodfellow & Stevens
  (Bakers & restarauteurs) (1953/1971-)
Mandarin Palace Chinese Restr (1986-?)
Thai Palace ( ?-2003-?)
Moments (-2006)
121
Henderson Laing MacLeod & Thomson, dentists (-2003-)
122
Halliburton Sp&Soc Club (1976-?)
123
Cancer Research (-2003-)
124
Seven Cafe (2005-)
125
SievewrightDickson,acc'ts (-2003-)
127
Johnstons Stores,Groc,wines,meat(-1970-)
Lochlorian, gifts (-2003-)
Indigo Sun, tanning (2006-)
128
Shielaine, wool ( ?-2003-?)
129
Neeters Bar (1980-)
Madisons ( ? -2003)
Wright's Cafe Bar (2003-2005)
130
Kutz (2006-)
133
Arbroath Cinema (1921-30)
134
James A. Thomson (Irnmgers)(-1961/62-)
Infinity, clothes (-2003-)
136
Johnstons, delicatessen (-2003-)
Anderson Paul, est. agent (-2003-)
138-140
J.S. Smith & Sons, furn/irnmgr (-1897-)
140
Jas R Holland,tobac'nst (-1961/70-)
The Rendezvous Cafe (1970s)
Whelan, lawyer ( ? -)
141
The Royal Hotel (1878/1974-)
The Picture House (1930-1974)
Gala Bingo (?- )
142-144
Hepworth, tailors ( 'after WW2' )
142-146
Boots, Chemist (1982-)
145
Nickel & Dime,hardware ( ?-2003/06)
Sun Studio, Tanning (2006-)
147
Charing Cross Bank ( ?-1911)
Greenock Hosiery Company (1911- ?)
Save The Children Fund (-2003-)
Nickel & Dime (-2006)
Paradise Computers (2006)
GASP (2006-)
148
Marie Curie Cancer Care (-2003-)
149
Oxfam (-2003-)
150-152
Happit, clothes (-2003-)
151
David Byars, dress maker (-1885-)
155
David Greig (Saddlers) (pre 1895 - 1914)
On his retirement in 1914 he'd been in business for 'over 50 years'.
Thomas Watt (Saddlers ?) (1914 - ? )
155-159
William Hill, bookmakers (-2006-)
158
Thistle Bar (1950s)
160
Global Video ( ?-2003-)
162-164
Porteous, baker (1907-?)
William Low (1962-1987)
Argos (1988-)
163
Howff & Staging Post (1500s-)
White Hart Hotel (?-1933)
Stevensons (1950s ?)
Woolworth (1933-)
Nickel & Dime
163-165
Ian Gray, financial ser's (-2003-)

( For Kirk Square up to the Abbey see page two.....)

High Street, 1953, from the editor's slightly vertically challenged viewpoint. George Ferrier's florist shop is right behind him.

'House of Fraser' (closed down during the '80s) belongs on this page - need street number & dates....

Comments

  1. Thank you Judith - my apologies for not catching your post earlier - I'm also adding these details of your father to the main timeline - see 1843 and 1914

    (Posted on 2013-08-24 12:29:00 by 1946)
  2. My grandfather David Greig (1843-1931) had a Saddler's shop at 155 High Street, Arbroath. According to his obituary in the Arbroath Herald of 27/11/1931 he retired in 1914 "after having been in the business for over half a century". On his retirement the shop passed to Thomas Watt. DG is named as tenant in the Valuation Rolls of 1895 and 1905, but I don't know when he started there. Hope this is of use.
    Judith

    (Posted on 2013-06-21 16:20:00 by Judith Greig/Mazzei)
  3. Many thanks Keith for your input - and my apologies for the delay in replying. Name & dates are now included for '242'.
    Grand days indeed when Arbroath had a High Street to be proud of....

    Kind regards & compliments of the season,
    Brian Lawrence

    (Posted on 2011-12-20 21:54:00 by Brian - Ed.)
  4. my uncle, the late Donald Robertson had a licensed grocers shop at 242 High Street from 1954 until he sold it to Victoria Wine in 1976. Our family often visited the shop in the early 60s during holidays to Arbroath. It was a real "Open all hours" old-fashioned grocer shop With open boxes of produce on display, a ham slicer and cask sherry dispensed from the back shop. My uncle bore a passing resemblance to Ronnie Barker!

    (Posted on 2011-11-21 14:45:00 by Keith Robertson)
  5. Can't see Swankie fishmonger and greengrocer where I was a message boy in 1944opposite my Grandfather's shop, Salmond the baker, then I went to John Lamb for an extra 2/6d a week but I had to deliver before school in the morning . Sid the Murph and Tommy Tucker were my fellow message boy with young Jack Lamb as the boss and Jack Stormont as a butcher , and Pam was behind the deli counter, Great Days!

    (Posted on 2008-03-14 15:31:00 by James Marr)
  6. James A Thomson (Ironmongers) occupied 134 High Street prior to your existing entry. I started working there in 1961/62. Thomson's was well established before this date, Pat Anderson and his two sons ran the business during my time there.
    Cuthberts (Ironmongers) were located in Commerce Street at the same time.

    (Posted on 2008-01-12 21:32:00 by Bert McPhee)
  7. I can recall at the "fit of the toun" on the right hand side looking towards Danger Point the following -
    a)The shop at the corner of Old Shore Head and High Street run by ?the Sims maybe
    b) Shoppie Annies
    c) George the Butcher
    d)Charle Whitton the grocer:
    on the other side -
    a)Swankie and Smith
    b) Mrs Mills Shop
    c)Johnny Dora's Fish and Chip and Ice Cream with seating
    d)Fergie's paper shop.
    Further up you had Soutar (Eagle) drapers, Cuthbert's ironmongers, Smith Henderson Davies dentists, The Picture House, Macintosh solicitotrs, 2 banks,
    These were all there in the 40s and 50s. There are a heck of a lot more but I'm sure that others will be providing some more info. I like the site and wish you every success.
    Best regards.

    (Posted on 2007-07-10 13:23:00 by Bill Cargill)

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