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).

James Simpson, Jeweller & Watchmaker of New Bridge Street

Advert from the Christian News, March 1856. Source: BNA

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