Who remembers this? Main Street in 1989 or 1990. In photos kindly shared by Sandy Wilkie of Bardykes, they show the final years of the tenements near Kirkton Cross and a time when the little cottage, now a ruin, was still occupied.
Remember the little circular park near the top cross? I can’t say I ever used it or sat there, but it was certainly used by some more elderly folks, i remember seeing them sit there most days.
This is home area for me. A place close to my heart, the little cottage now at the end of my driveway. It’s an area absolutely crammed full of interesting history.
What’s your memories of this location?
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Brian Slevin I’m fairly sure we used to scoop the wine / cider there as youths Del Smith Darren Sim Ryan McDonald
Del Smith Sure did mate good times lol
Johnd Dickson Bus stop for ek and glasgow wer beside it
Tam Broon We callled the shop woodsies just down from the hair dresser. Loved playing behind their
Stevie Mclean Sure there was a petrol station in between pub and cottage many moons ago or has my mind gone!!!
William Dickson yes there was a petrol station there
Jeanette Allardyce Ward I remember there being a petrol station there too x
Margaret Sanderson I had forgotten all about that petrol station, but, yes, it was there!
Blantyre Project picture of that coming up in March.
Stewart Willis Stevie Mclean I remember the petrol station and there was another garage the other side of the cross on the way up to Greenhall
William Dickson yes across the road from the church
Peter Mcsorley Wee John Murray stayed in cottage,owns it still,and woodseys was the sweetie shop
William Dickson also skellys shop next to the cottage
Peter Mcsorley William Dickson there was a hairdressers at the gable end I can’t remember what it was before that
William Dickson belong to white went to school with johnny at high blantyre primary
Blantyre Project the wee cottage is now the oldest house on main Street, (with exception to my own). It was built in 1823 and as you say Mr Murray does indeed still own it from afar.
Maggie Anderson William Dickson After the tenements were demolished did Mrs Skelly move her business into the wee cottage ? I seem to remember going into it as a shop or maybe my mind is playing tricks 😜
Moyra Lindsay Peter Mcsorley driving school when we bought it!
Moyra Lindsay Maggie Anderson Mrs Skelly died while I was working there so before 1980. Mrs woods took over. Also Pearl McMahon was there at one time. There was a house between the shop and the hairdresser entered at the back. Also one upstairs next to Mrs Skellys house. Must have been hellish conditions.
Higgins Martin Definitely a petrol station (I think it was BP – green and yellow at one point – or maybe just to wind up the Lodge above the Apollo! ) and definitely a sweet shop in one of the one level house/cottages….
Stephen Kelly Remember there was a hairdressers there years ago, probably around that time. I used to get my hair cut there
William Dickson that hairdressers was also a shop belong to the whites family
Stephen Kelly So it was. Just thought of that
Blantyre Project William Was that the White family that lived across the road at Croftfoot? (or near to it?)
William Dickson down the lane next to the polis houses 2 white familys lived there lan white now lives in east kilbride the other family moved down south years ago
Jackie MacDonald Janette Robertson who had hairdressers.
Hazel Aitken Was that building next to the wee cottage Woods Shop or was that the other side. Shop was brimming full of stuff.
Etta Morrison Moyra Lindsay were you the hairdresser xx
Moyra Lindsay From 1964 til 1973 it was rented out after that. At one time to Mary Archibalds daughter and another Tim to Sheena Hamilton. I can’t remember when it was sold to a sitting tenent. Probably late 80s. Hope you’re well.
Etta Morrison Thanks Moyra and I’m fine xx
Angela Kerr Was a wee ship before a hairdressers I remember buying scraps !!!!
Moyra Lindsay Blantyre Project I’ve probably told you a lot about that building so if you have any questions about 1964-1978 I could maybe help?
Margaret Lindner Memories…
Karen Menzies Remember many a day in that cottage x when I was Wee x and the shop next door sold scraps xx
Jay Peajohn Stone There was a BP petrol station owned by a Mr. Green at one point. He was married to a sister of my uncle.
Carole M Castle There was a petrol station my mum worked there for a while x
Beverley Orr My mum, Jannette Robertson, had the hairdressers there for a few years. Can’t remember exactly when but maybe 1980ish to mid 80’s.
Susan Harrison O’Hare I remember going there for a spiral perm!
Anne Irvine Not a great change from today I don’t think
Blantyre Project thats true.
Moyra Lindsay Blantyre Project Beverley your Gran Flo and my mum were cousins. She rented the shop from my mum. I had completely forgotten that.
Eleanor Clark Sandy do you have any photographs of Cemetery Road where our Granny stayed
Blantyre Project I have 2 photos coming in February and March of the Cemetery Road buildings from my own collection. They’re not the best though and dont show the whole buildings, only part of it and the gables.
Blantyre Project corner of the former buildings in Cemetery road beside the war memorial. probably 1930s 1940s.Manage
Samuel Rodger Yes I remember it well I used to pass it when I was going to my Grans who lived in Hamilton Drive Or “Up the Brickie “at that time 1940s 50s.
Remember the small petrol station too .
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I recall in the 1950s there was a shop in tbe building selling china, ornaments etc. I passed it on my way to High Blantyre Primary School. I bought my mother a wee Dutch boy with white clogs as a birthday present. I still have the the piece. Hamish Dow