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Stevenson St in 1847

 Stevenson St in 1847 - Click for larger version Some facts on what the Calton was like back then.

This is an extract from the wonderful story of the Wilkie Family (www.wilkiehistory.blogspot.com)
Doug Wilkie, in Australia, has given us his kind permission to extract some of his work

The Calton was a busy area back then. In 1859 the Glasgow Post Officer Directory listed over 60 businesses. They included 6 wine & spirit merchants, a dress maker, a china merchant, 4 tin smiths, a pawn broker, 4 victuallars, 4 drapers, 2 milliners, 5 grocers, 2 leather merchants, 3 book sellers,2 leather merchants, the Calton Police Station, 1 baker, 1 shoemaker, 1 surgeon (!), 1 butcher, 3 confectioners, 1 slater , 3 provision merchants, 1 furniture shop, 2 eating places, 1 green grocer and 1 tabacconist