I think this photo dates from the 1940s. Sent in by Alison Morgan, it features Mrs Guy’s sweet shop in Glasgow Road.
Located in Harts Land (where now the sports centre is now across from Asda), this must have been an amazing place for kids peering in through the window on Glasgow Road. At the time that this photo was taken the shop sold some groceries as well as sweets.
Susan Guy was born on 29th June 1888, Died 1950 aged 62.
She was the daughter of Hugh and Catherine Guy. The Guy family owned this sweetie shop on Glasgow Rd.
Alison told me, “I’ve always loved this one of Susan. I also love the little dog, the way she’s petting it. She obviously loved the little dog too.”
Years later another Hugh Guy had the ‘Guys School Of Motoring’ in the 1960’s. It was in those days one of the only driving schools in Blantyre. Hugh taught many many Blantyre people how to drive. He now lives Millport. His sister Maureen still lives in station Road.
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