This wonderful family photo from 1961 was taken in High Blantyre Main Street at the gable end of Sneddon’s Buildings. Shared here by Margaret Sanderson with thanks.
Pictured from left to right is Janette and Jim Lees, Mrs Campbell, Mrs Margaret Graham, Margaret Dunn and her son and at the end, Margaret herself.
This low wall and path is still there today, although the wooden ornamental trellises are no longer there.
Margaret gave me the old Valuation books showing their family at 407 Main Street were paying £22 per year rent. The block at Sneddons Buildings were numbered odd numbers only from 403 to 419.
Margaret told me that they paid their last annual rent in Summer 1961, moving to Northway at the new homes in Coatshill by September 1961. Several of their neighbours moved at the same time, for Sneddon’s Buildings had been condemned, and were shortly knocked down afterwards.
Do you remember these families or buildings? I’d love to hear from you.
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A bygone era….
A really lovely photo – thanks for sharing John!