This is the story of the residents of 8 Moray Place, Strathbungo; including a careless jeweller, a carting contractor and a cinema proprietor. It is based on the database entries for 8 Moray Place.
Simpsons the Jeweller
James Simpson was born in the Gorbals in 1817 to James Simpson, a handloom weaver, and Margaret Hardie.
By 1852 he had a jeweller’s shop at 47 Bridge Street, and later at 55, just south of Glasgow Bridge. In 1860 he moved the shop a short distance to 49 Eglinton Street (now the Bridge St Station car park).