The Village of Chryston - North Lanarkshire - Scotland
Chryston
Conclusion So   ends   this   Story   of   Chryston    -   a   village   which   together   with   its   near   neighbours   has   grown   into   a   large   community. The   writer   has   been privileged   to   have   witnessed   some   of   the   growing-up   process   over   many   years   of   this   century.   It   is   a   process   which   will   continue   -   time does   not   stand   still   and   history   is   made   every   day.   Many   families   and   members   of   families   have   left   the   district   and   settled   in   countries near   and   overseas.   This   story   may   recall   memories   of   their   years   here.   Perhaps   sometime   in   the   future   someone   may   be   stirred   to   carry on the story for another generation to read. Acknowledgements I   acknowledge   the   willing   help   and   encouragement   given   by   Miss   Cecily   Adams,   local   retired   school   teacher,   and   regret   that   ill-health curtailed   her   active   participation   in   the   preparation   of   this   book.   Her   lecture   notes   which   provided   a   springboard   are   retained   in   the Strathkelvin library archives. I   am   indebted   to   my   sister   Margaret   Anderson   who   provided   many   items   of   note   prior   to   her   death   in   1989   in   New   Zealand,   and   to   my brother   John,   also   in   New   Zealand,   for   similar   help   and   provision   of   copies   of   old   parish   documents.   My   sincere   thanks   to   many   persons in   this   locality   who   provided   information,   both   verbal   and   documentary,   especially   Miss   Margaret   Anderson   and   Mr   Robert   Paris,   Head Teachers   of   the   Primary   and   High   Schools;   Miss   Rita   Anderson   (Chryston   Community   Council);   Mrs   T.   Anderson   (U.F.   Church);   Mrs   M. Drummond   (Allan   Bros.);   Mr   H.   Walker,   Mr   F.   Campbell   (Masonic   Lodge);   Mr   E.   Cain   (Evangelistic   Hall);   and   Mr   John   Goley   for   various snippets. Last   but   not   least   my   thanks   to   Mr   Don   Martin   for   editing   my   copy,   to   his   staff   at   the   William   Patrick   Reference   Library,   Kirkintilloch,   for their ready help in providing necessary reading, and finally to my wife Beatrice for allowing me hours of "living in the past". BIBLIOGRAPHY Buchanan, John - Notes on Bedlay (1865). Cowan, James - From Glasgow's Treasure Chest (1951). Oavidson, J. M., & others - "A Stone Age site at Woodend Loch, near others Coatbridge," Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, Vol. 83 (1948-49). Drysdale, Alex. - "Reminiscences of Chryston." Articles in the Kirkintilloch Herald, issues of 25th June, 23rd July and 30th July 1919. Duthie, William S. - Chryston: a North Lanarkshire Village (1987). Fyfe, James - Poems (1933). Kidd, Neil - A History of Chryston Parish Church (1974). Macdonald, Hugh - Rambles Round Glasgow (1854). MacGibbon, David & Ross, Thomas - The Castellated and Domestic Architecture of Scotland, Vol. 3 (1889). Mclsaac, G. H. M. - Chryston and its Worthies; and other works (1910). Martin, Don - The Garnkirk & Glasgow Railway (1981). Martin, Don - The Monkland & Kirkintilloch Railway (1976). Monteith, James - "The Crannog at Lochend, Coatbridge," Transactions of the Glasgow Archaeological Society, New Series, Vol. 9, Part 1 (1937). Quail, G. - Garnkirk Fireclay (1985). Sinclair, Sir John, ed. - The Statistical Account of Scotland, Vol. 8 (1793). Thomson, George, ed. - The County of Lanark (1960). (Third Statistical Account of Scotland). Watson, Walter - Poems and songs, chiefly in the Scottish dialect (1853). Watson, Walter - Poems and songs of Walter Watson, the Chryston poet; edited by Hugh H. Aitken (1912). Articles of the Chryston Funeral Society. Rev. ed. (1868). Bridgend: A Scottish Colliery Village (1984). Chryston "Right of Way" Petition. Church of St Michael, Moodiesburn, Solemn Opening of the New Church, Sunday, 24th April 1966 (Souvenir brochure). Division of Lands in Chryston, 1635. Kirkintilloch Herald files, at the William Patrick Library, Kirkintilloch. Lodge Cadder Argyle, Chryston, No. 147, Bi-Centenary Celebrations, 11th February 1978 (Programme, including a short history of the Lodge). New Statistical Account of Scotland, Vol. 6 (1845). Old Country Houses of the Old Glasgow Gentry. 2nd ed.. (1878). Royal Commission on the Ancient & Historical Monuments of Scotland. Lanarkshire: an Inventory of the Prehistoric and Roman Monuments (1978). The William Patrick Library's Cleland Collection (donated by Miss Isa Cleland in 1985) contains many useful documents and items of printed ephemera, of relevance to the history of Chryston.
The Story of Chryston
by Neil Kidd