"Mr Lindsay sold everything nearly - bran, parings, oatmeal, dried big cod, doormats, salt herring from a barrel in front of the counter and of course the ordinary groceries not packaged as they are today."
Next door to this grocer was a chemist and on the opposite side of the street apparently was a paperhanger's business. The description of continues....
"Down the Hillhead where Croft House is now, was a butcher's shop and at the very top on the left hand side was another big grocer's shop....Facing you on the north side of the road was the Temperance Hall.....Turning right at the foot of the hill you landed at a china shop and next to it there was what seemed to be a watchmaker's room. It looked derelict and I could just see old clocks through the china shop door."
As Mrs Menzies recalls, people didn't need to go far from the core of Lundin Mill for everyday items "all the shopping being done over the Hillhead"! If you remember any of the shops in this area - please comment. I have fond memories of Croll's (on the corner as shown above), where I would buy a 10p mix of sweets. 3 aniseed balls were only a penny as I recall.