This photo was sent to me in November 2015, by Yvonne Houghton. She asks, “Hi Paul. I was looking in amongst my gran pictures looking for something for an aunt and came across this picture. I was wondering who it was or if anyone knew as my family are all from Blanytre”
I have to say the identity of this betting man, is unknown to me, as is the decade. Does any reader recognise this man, where it is or what he’s up to. It would appear to be one of Blantyre’s early bookies, judging by the bets he taking on the board.
As a possible clue, i did find a horse called Carino running in 1956 in Scotland, but thats assuming these odds were for horses in the first place.
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