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Photo inside my Dad's Chemist's shop
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Photo inside my Dad's Chemist's shop

A fair choice of goods! Carter's Seeds, Hot Water Bottles, Perfumes, Greetings Cards, Wrapping Paper - you name it, he sold it!!
Picture added on 03 October 2012 at 10:38
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I believe my mum used to work here in the 1950's, her name was Margaret McDonald.
Added by Doline Kilgour on 28 October 2012
Hi Doline. Yes, I remember your mum working there for a while. Seems a long time ago, looking back, and sadly no shop there any longer!
Added by Campbell Ross on 08 November 2012
Hi Campbell, It was a long time ago. Sadly mum died about 6 years ago, but she used to talk about her younger years working in the shop. I can still remember the smells when you walked into the shop - a sort of mixture of talcum powder and hot water bottles!
Added by Doline Kilgour on 09 November 2012
I remember the smells too, same as I remember the smells of Chapmans', Ledgie's etc. My granny Macdonald used to work in the shop when it was Johnstones' Chemist, a long time before.
Added by Dorothy Ewen (Robertson) on 13 November 2012
To this day I can still smell the lovely smell that was the Chemist shop in Cromarty my granny used to take me in when she was in Cromarty from Jemimaville Mr Ross was always very nice to me and asked me how I was

Added by Mary Tomlinson Harrison nee Mackay on 07 July 2013
It wouldn't happen now in a Chemist's shop, but my Dad used to sell cigarettes, sometimes single ones as well as packets! I remember one local worthy (who shall remain nameless) coming to the house door at 2 o'clock in the morning, wanting to buy two Woodbines . . and getting them!!
Added by Campbell Ross on 08 July 2013
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