These photos were sent to me in January 2015 by Gordon Cook. Pictured are the Blantyre Mills, just after many of the buildings had been demolished. I’m unsure of the date, (so perhaps Graeme Walker can keep me right), but I believe that both date from the 1910’s or possibly 1920’s, certainly after 1905 and definitely before 1929 when the centre opened. I think the vantage point may have been the opposite river bank or perhaps from as far back as the first suspension bridge.
The Wages offices, still has a ragged edge where the rest of the adjoining building was demolished, giving the remaining building the appearance of a tower, quite unlike any other in Blantyre. Washing is in the back garden of Shuttle Row. Along the riverbank is a stone wall, as flood defence and foundations for the former mills.