Margaret Sanderson kindly shared a couple of photos with me back in November. I’ll get to them shortly, but meantime was interested in this,……
Pictured in 1961, is High Blantyre Main Street Garage. This was once where Kirk Care now is on that same side. The photo was taken from the opposite side of Main Street not far from where the pit disaster monument now is. The little low wall in the foreground still there today, although the ornamental wooden trellises are long gone.
The garage has 4 petrol pumps, looks to be clean and well kept, wooden fences between brick pillars form the forecourt. Tenements are out the photo to the right, adjacent to the church halls. On the left at the time this photo was taken, was the final days of Sneddons Buildings on Main Street, former tenements dating back to the mid 1860s.
What do YOU remember or can tell me about this garage? Or perhaps you remember the subsequent more modern garage that was there in the 1970s.
(c) Blantyre Project
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