Edward Boyle has a fantastic website of old Cambuslang photos. From time to time a photo near the boundary of Blantyre crops up like this brilliant photo of the old Smithy at Dalton taken in 1900. Captured on a glass plate, it shows remarkable clarity, despite being close to 120 years old.
On the Glasgow to Hamilton Road, the house on the north side of the road, still exists today but has gone through some aesthetic changes in the last Century, one being blocking up the windows facing out on to the now busy road. This is of course located in Cambuslang Parish, but its close enough to Blantyre to be recognised by many people.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,:
The house was originally at the same level as the road but during the road upgrade they raised the level of the road above the house.It has a lovely view out the back over the fields.
Mima Telfer Yes close enough!
I lived just down the hill at Dechmont Cottages and travelled passed here on the bus every school day en route to David Livingstone Memorial Primary.
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My dad William Maxwell was born in the house that is below street level just along from this picture