1978 Central Co-op Premises

 

1978-central-co-op-building-wmPictured here in 1978 on Glasgow Road are the old tenements and hall which accommodated Blantyre Central Co-op.

This was a former 2-storey stone built building at the west corner of the junction of Herbertson Street and Glasgow Road. Constructed started in 1915 and it opened in February 1917. The Co-op building was built on top of the former Blantyre Police Station site. Of course this building is no longer there and was demolished shortly after this picture was taken in 1978.

The photo is taken from Glasgow Road at the top of Forrest Street, looking across to former Jackson Street in the foreground leading off the right. Today, this is the exact same scene, putting it into context of how much Glasgow Road changed.

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4 responses to “Welcome to the Blantyre Project

  1. Wilma and her parents lived next door to my sister Alice. Perfect neighbours and a lovely family. I remember Wilma from Calder Street school.
    Chatted with her parents a few times over the fence on some of my trips. 1982 when I was back for the Junior Cup final, which of course, the ‘VICS won! A bit more than a chat, more like a blether!

  2. I am in touch with Hughina now and again via e mail, I met up with Hughina a few years ago for lunch at the Avonbridge in Hamilton during one of my trips. A lovely lady.
    She has 2 sons who share my passion in football.

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