It is with sincere thanks to George Park, Arbroath for this next photo. I hope you recognise the scene.
Pictured in 1957 is Milheugh Bridge, is a real clear photo with very decent, high resolution. George has some excellent skills of restoring and enhancing the quality of old photos and this one is a fine example of his work. Shared here with Blantyre Project, George told me, “I was scanning some old family albums, when I stumbled upon this picture from 1957, showing me on the left, with my late sister Shirley, dad (George snr.) and brother Robert, just upstream of a graffiti free Millheugh Bridge. Sausages were sizzling over a wee fire, and when I stopped to eat, I forgot about my wee boat, and it took off in the direction of the Clyde. The photograph was taken by my Mum, May, who you met recently, using a Coronet Rapide concertina type camera.“
At the time of the photo, the bridge was relatively new, built only 5 years before. It had replaced an older stone bridge that also contained a similar design of a large and small vaulted tunnel below.