The Village of Chryston - North Lanarkshire - Scotland
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