With thanks to Brian Weaver for sharing this photo.
Pictured in Summer 1967 or so is the bottom of Sydes Brae. The former Dixon’s bings are beginning to be removed. Its clear how rural everything still is and there are no Jerusalem houses built yet. You’ll see that Mr Dale, the Old Parish Minister has cut the hay for his cows.
To the left of the picture, you’ll see the little cottage at 13 Douglas Street, still there today and now has solar panels. The other cottage in the middle of the picture was 3 Sydes Brae, a former building and is now the “Big H” roundabout at the Expressway Slipways. The road leading off on the left is now cut by the Expressway, but a little part of it remains behind the Jerusalem homes today.
The whole scene is entirely different, but I like this photo, one of only a couple existing which shows both Dixon’s Bings in the one frame.
This has changed SO much its easy to lose bearings, so I’ve attached a modern aerial photo showing where the picture was taken and what direction it faces.
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I lived in the White House pictured at Sydes Brae (Lyon family) our house was demolished to build the East Kilbride expressway. Many happy memories there, playing at the Bing and ‘The Grassy patch’ as we called it, just past the Bing I think. Walked up the Brae often with my dad.