Thank you to the Historic Hamilton page, who kindly emailed me this great 1955 Aerial photo of Forrest Street. Pictured is Blantyre Engineering Works at the top left. At the bottom left is Castle Park, the home to Blantyre Vics and separating the two properties is the small lane that led to John Street.
This is about two thirds of the way down Forrest Street. Craighead Rows are just out the picture to the right, as was the Oil Works.
I read a report recently about how Castle Park were pioneering in the area by laying sleepers down in the 1930’s, as early raised terraces, something that can be seen to good effect in this photo.
I know that some of the readers of this page, once lived in these houses, so hopefully this picture is of particular interest to them.
The group photo is believed to be residents of Forrest Street and nearby Craighead Rows, although the date is unknown.
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