My Granny, Constance Gibson, was born in Dunblane in 1908. It is likely that she would have remembered this Chemist shop.
I cannot ask my Granny about her childhood as she died in 1998.
In ‘certain’ ways history lives on. Subjective memory dies. Thankfully stories survive.
In this photograph, Charles Hunter appears ‘proud as Punch’ standing outside his Chemist shop! Above him hangs the emblematic sign of his trade: a golden mortar and pestle.
That was 1910, this is the same view 2020:
Charles Hunter’s shop, now empty, displays posters advertising to passers-by: “COMING SOON” . . “CONTACT NOW.”