Continuing more previously unseen photos online. This fantastic picture of Robertsons Ginger ‘cairt’ has Blantyre man Peter McDonald standing beside it. His great grandson, Johnny Gilluley shared the picture.
The cart actually looks quite new, well certainly the wheels do and I suspect this is what the photograph was showing off. The words “Springwell Bottling Works” are written along the side. Incredible to think of these horses and their drivers going out in all weathers, all year round on their deliveries at a time when there was hardly a motorised vehicle on the roads.
The date is unknown, but I suspect from the clothing and styles it was a time when great transition to motorised vehicles was taking place.