Mr George Crawford messaged me in May, “I was born on the 18th of March 1930 at Beckford Lodge, Hamilton to Alexander (Alex.) Crawford and Mary (Polly) McKinnon.
We stayed with my grandparents John McKinnon and Martha Skeldon Wightman at May Cottage Ferniegair before flitting to the Dales on Main Street, High Blantyre in the year 1932.
George shared this modern photo of the Dales during the late 1980’s and I see in the background prior to Ally Bally Bees , Smiths Garage was still there. The Crawford family lived in the house on the left with the brown door from 1932 until 1936.
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