Where was this newsagent? And who was Gavin Wright?
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The site is now McMillan’s Bar & Grill. To the left of the photo, where the petrol station and M&S sit now, were two houses that belonged to Gavin and his brother James Wright. Their parents were based at a garage and motor hirer in Tantallon Road (latterly Whitecraigs, the Suzuki dealership that was demolished for flats some ten years ago, some may remember it). They became wealthy house builders, and their projects included Strathbungo’s gardens. Sone of their new houses on Titwood Road are visible in the background. Annie Vennard was Gavin’s mother, and gave her name to one of Strathbungo’s streets.
You can read a fuller version of the Wrights’ story here