Another photo from James McGuire. This time 1984 at the bottom of Stonefield Road.
Who can remember on a Friday evening picking a VHS (or even a Betamax) from Clyde Star Video, and heading home hoping it wasn’t a video nasty! Chalmers Wallpaper shop was just out the picture, although by this era, it was the Red Lion pub. Look how lovely the streets are, so clean and well kept, although the scene is let down by the dereliction of the apartments above the shops. People may remember Benams and McIntosh Carpets in this block. Other businesses over the eras in this scene were Mickeys, Lightbodys, Robt Richardsons, Butcher, McCallums, Chalmers Emporium, Hugh McCorgary, the Laundrette, Blacks Bakers & Tote Bookmakers. Before McIntosh is was a drapers and next to Benham was Sharps which sold electric fire places etc
No Blantyre retail parks then. This was our shopping.
On social media, an outpouring!
Oh and they gave me a movie poster to go with it