Another couple of postcards, now scanned in high resolution showing Blantyre Works Mills. The same scene, the same postcard from the 1890’s but colourised slightly differently. The duller scene is perhaps more accurate, as these buildings certainly did not have bright, vibrant colours.
You’ll notice Bothwell Parish Church steeple in the background, amplified to create a more romantic feel of this very industrial area.
With thanks to Gordon Cook for providing me with an “upgrade” to my copy of this card. I’ll be writing the story of Blantyre Mills a little later this year, illustrated with some excellent new photos.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,
Archie Peat I grew up in the 1940s in the Village Pre-fabs not 100 yards from there . For the number and size of the buildings between the PeyBrig and the ” Dam” there was not a trace of them by the 40s No bits of wall , no foundations, no nothing . That area was given over to allotments ( Plots)