The shop continued as an ironmonger/hardware store and by 1947 it was in the hands of Isaac Cairns. As the advert below from the Courier of 9 July 1947 shows, it was referred to as 'Cairns' Household Stores'. Mr Cairns was also the son of an ironmonger (his father James had a shop in Methil for many decades). Isaac Cairns had served in the First World War, enlisting soon after his 19th birthday, and he ran the Emsdorf Street shop for many years. If you recall Isaac Cairns and his Household Stores, please comment.
Many people will remember the shop during the 1970s and 1980s, as I do. I would love to hear your memories - what did you buy there? what do you remember seeing in the window displays? what do you remember of Mr McMillan?
Also, if you know when the shop finally closed and when it was demolished, please comment. Those newer to Lundin Links might find it hard to imagine there being a shop in the garden of Bellville now, as it has returned to its original state as a standalone house, albeit with slightly fresher looking stonework on the right hand side.