When I first saw this photo it was difficult to picture where in Blantyre it was. However, putting into context, its around 1989 and taken from the Disaster Monument at Kirkton, High Blantyre looking northwards across to where Kirk Care now is today.
At a time before the care home was built, gone are the tenements, gone are the church halls and school, gone is the little petrol station and the site was vacant and starting to become overgrown.
Two things however, remained unchanged. The little electrical cabinet still there today. Also, the beautifully kept border around the monument, well tended and as always each summer and autumn, full of colour.
Thank you to Sandy Wilkie for sharing this photo.
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