These well turned out individuals in this photo are the family of Anderson men. The photo has been sent to us by Elizabeth Cardoo back in September 2013. Elizabeth writes “This is of my grampa , William Anderson (Wull) and his four sons, left to right, my dad Guy Anderson, Jim Anderson, Sanny Anderson Wull Anderson himself and Bob Anderson”
Jimmy lived in Heathcliffe Avenue and was a JP. Sanny in the middle is the grandfather of Jim Brown whose photographs of Blantyre are available to be seen on Flickr. The photo was likely taken in Hardie Street, Blantyre.
It is said that William Anderson survived the 1930’s Auchinraith colliery blast. You can read more about this amazing man’s life in our published article here. http://blantyreproject.com/2013/11/16/anderson-golden-wedding-anniversary/
You can read more about the 1930 Auchinraith Colliery disaster here http://blantyreproject.com/2014/02/15/the-auchinraith-pit-disaster-1930/ . Finally, here is the newspaper clip that confirms that Wull, DID actually get rescued from that disaster on 30th August 1930.