'Mrs Davie' was a shop on Lower Largo's Main Street - originally a Ladies' and Children's Outfitter run by Mrs Margaret Davie (nee Ross). She seems to have come to Largo around 1910, following a divorce, and opened a shop soon afterwards. The above advert from c1930 shows that, in addition to clothing, the shop stocked sewing and knitting supplies as well as jewellery and 'fancy goods'. "Fairistych" was a brand of templates or stencils for sewing designs onto clothing, tablecloths, napkins, etc.
Mrs Davie's shop was located on the south (seaward) side of the Main Street, opposite St. David's Church. It is the cream coloured building in the centre of the photograph below to the right of the twist in the road. The shop was at ground level, while Mrs Davie lived above the shop in a home named 'Comely Bank'. Her shop was one in a row of three shops at the time - Scott's grocer and the Co-op being on the ground floors of the building next door (seen closer to the camera below). The business retained the name 'Mrs Davie' after the retirement and death of Margaret Davie (who passed away in 1950 at the age of 80). Up until 1951, the shop was run by a Mrs Bessie Haile (nee Ross -possibly a relative) as a 'Milliner and Ladies' Outfitter'. If you remember this shop or know when it finally closed, please comment.
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