Let me take you now to High Blantyre and specifically to Main Street. The corner you see sweeping off to the left is Cemetery Road, the shops facing out on to Main Street. The date is 1913. A young boy of around 10 years or so hangs on to the gas lamppost wondering what the photographer is doing standing in the middle of the road. Behind him at the corner is the Bank.
A lady, perhaps the postmistress stands outside the door of High Blantyre Post Office and beyond her on the right is Andrew Gilmour’s High Blantyre shop.
(c) Blantyre Project
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