Taking you back now to 1980 at the junction of Stonefield Road and Glasgow Road. The photo was taken outside St Joseph’s Church looking across to The Old Original Pub, a sight that is still familiar. However, on the left, the scene is completely changed, with those tenements and shops no longer there. Mickey’s Cafe Royal on the corner, and some people will surely remember the little triangular piece of land with the red small railings.
There were several popular shops on the left and I for one am sorry to see them gone. Like many of the buildings demolished on Glasgow Road, I feel those shops at Stonefield could have been saved with perhaps 10 flats or homes above them.
(c) Blantyre Project
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