Glencairn Laundry – a former mid 20th Century dry cleaners and laundrette shop in the lower floor of 2-storey Millar’s tenements on the north side of Glasgow Road, between John Street and Clark Street. During the 1970’s it was adjacent to a small grocer’s called Russo’s. Glencairn had premises in Motherwell. Their vans during the 1950’s would collect the laundry from houses around Blantyre and if the payment was made, a delivery service was offered too.
From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017
Pictured is Glencairn Laundrette and Dry Cleaners in 1979, not long before it ceased trading. With thanks to people on this page who recently helped me compile the above.
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