It’s incredible to think, but this rare old photo of Greenfield Old Rows was taken nearly 130 years ago! In 1890, a photographer captured this scene showing the tied miner’s house to Greenfield Colliery, not far from Burnbank.
Situated between Blantyre and Burnbank, Greenfield Colliery employed many Blantyre people, although of course these former cottages were once over the Blantyre boundary. Many miners lived in Springwell, renting the new homes that sprang up in the 1870’s and 1880’s.
These houses were right beside the colliery. The view would have been bleak, grey and black.
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