Jackson Street was a small dead end street of the 20th Century that developed from a field boundary of the former Springwell Farm. Branching off to the South of Glasgow Road it was suggested to the writer that the street may have taken its name from former Councilor Jackson of Bardykes, who did so much to improve the streets of Blantyre in the early 20th Century. This seems plausible but it is far more likely given the association with nearby Herbertson Street that the name Jackson was honouring the last family to own this land at Springwell Farm.
Aside from the Co-op buildings, there were a few homes on the east and western side. There was also a mission hall at the south western side, but this being too far off course for our Glasgow Road book, we’ll leave that to be explored in another book at a later date.
Jackson Street disappeared from maps and from postal addresses in 1980 when the Glasgow Road Industrial Estate was built over it.
From the book, “Blantyre Glasgow Road South – The Real Story” by Paul Veverka (c) 2017