Pipe Band at Main Street, 1960’s


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These photos are from the 1960’s. Taken on High Blantyre’s Main Street, the buildings in the background are the Masonic Buildings and the little one storey cottage now derelict but still standing. The 2 storey tenements in the foreground, now demolished.

The pipe band marches westwards back up to High Blantyre Old Parish Halls.

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A few things I noticed. How clean and bright the masonry is on the Masonic Building, a time before painted render. The wider footpaths and whitewashing of some of the buildings adding to the charm. This was a scouts parade. Whats your memories of this area?

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