The NE end of

East Claremont Street

Broughton Point

Broughton Point

Formerly St Cuthbert's Store

Broughton Point, at the NE end of East Claremont Street  -  2009

  Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland                                                                                   Photo taken:  November 2009


Broughton Point

Thank you to Danny Callaghan for allowing me to reproduce this photo, taken in November 2009.

Danny wrote:

Broughton Point

"Jim Patience mentions having  worked at the store in East Claremont Street.

I thought he might be interested in this photo that I took in November 2009.  The store, at Broughton Point, has now become a fabric shop and restaurant.  Previously, I believe it was a tool hire shop or similar.

On the right-hand edge of the photo. you can see the St Cuthbert's crest on the end of the building - 'Established 1859'."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  February 10, 2011

Co-op Plaque

Broughton Point

Thank you to Danny Callaghan for writing again and sending this photo of the co-op plaque that can be seen on the extreme right of the photo above at Broughton Point.

Co-op Plaque on the wall at Broughton Point, February 2011

  Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland                                                    Photo taken:  February 2011

Danny wrote:

Co-op Plaque

"I took this photo on February 15, 2011.

St Cuthbert's Co-operative Society was formed in 1859.  I don't know what the crest here signifies, and cannot find it on any store memorabilia.  I assume it is something like: 'From small seeds, big things grow'.

This Scotmid web page has a good history of the store."

Danny Callaghan, Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland:  February 16, 2011




Sandra Williamson


Co-op Plaque


Thank you to Sandra Williamson for sending further information about the plaque that can be found on some of the St Cuthbert's buildings.

Sandra wrote:

St Cuthbert's Beads

Also at 92 Fountainbridge

"You will find these St Cuthbert's beads on the building at 92 Fountainbridge. with the date 1880."

Sandra Williamson, November 2, 2013


St Cuthbert's Headquarters were 92-98 Fountainbridge from 1880 until the company moved its Headquarters at Newbridge in 2005. **

**Source:  Scotmid Co-operative: Our History

I believe that the plaque on the Fountainbridge building has the date '1880'  in the upper corners and 'Founded 1859' at the bottom.

the plaque on the Broughton building (in the photo above) has the date '1923'  in the upper corners and 'Founded 1859' at the bottom.

Peter Stubbs, November 2, 2013

Sandra Williamson, Edinburgh:  November 2, 2013

St Cuthbert's Beads


Thank you to Sandra for also sending me a link to a Wikipedia site that gives some background to the beads that can be seen on this plaque:

The Wikipedia site begins:

"St. Cuthbert's beads (or Cuddy's beads) are fossilised portions of the "stems" of Carboniferous crinoids. Crinoids are a kind of marineechinoderm which are still extant, and which are sometimes known as "sea lilies".

These bead-like fossils are washed out onto the beach and in medieval Northumberland were strung together as necklaces or rosaries, and became associated with St Cuthbert."

Source:  Wikipedia:  St Cuthbert's Beads

Peter Stubbs, Edinburgh:  February 2, 2013.


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