The Greenfield Foundry

greenfieldfoundry1908This lovely semi-rural scene is Low Blantyre, facing over towards Burnbank in the background. From the turn of last century the photo in available by postcard and dates form 1908. The foundry referenced at the top right was Greenfield Foundry which later became the site of Ireland’s scrap yard. Today, the first Depot Bus Station sits on the very spot.

Always learning about Blantyre’s history, i only just found out this evening where this location was. Just off Glasgow Road, on the Blantyre / Hamilton Boundary. Ireland’s was owned by Charles Ireland, which later expanded into the more modern factory relocating to Ireland Alloys on Whistleberry Road.

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