Thanks to Alex of Spittal Terrace who contacted me on 7th November 2014 enclosing a photo saying, “Excellent site Paul ! The video of Finmeoot amazed me. I walked my dog through the fields behind my house years ago. I would sometimes meet a Blantyre man with his 2 dogs. He was an encyclopedia of local knowledge but I never knew his surname alas. His first name was Eddie and he worked as a driver for Meals on Wheels before taking early retirement to look after his wife. He was brought up in Finmeoot and dropped into my house one day and gave me a photograph of it from the 1940`s.
Eddie is the baby along with his mother and grandmother. I`d stab a guess at this having been taken around the late 1930s / early 1940s given Eddies age.”
The photo is one of the clearest I have seen of how the buildings actually looked. Two storey, terraced, you can imagine the sense of community as these women washed and dryed their clothes on these open greens.