Blantyre War Memorial

From the condition of the stone on the Blantyre War Memorial, i’d guess this great photo was taken in the 1930s or 1940s. It is of course the war memorial at the High Blantyre Cemetery just off Cemetery Road.

1930 BLantyre War Memorial wm

The buildings pictures are now gone. It is clear from the lawn, shrubs, beds and railings this whole area was maintained and well kept.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Eleanor Clark Our Granny stayed in 16 Cemetery Road, all her life,and the shell of the building was still standing when she was buried

Elizabeth Grieve Look at the memorial now. Bits of moss growing over it and the stonework is shabby

Blantyre Project its in a terrible state especially the base stones.

John Dunsmore On the left hand side is a. Slate. Plaque now I’ve worked on years ago too do with the. Wording .

Margaret Elma Griffin We also lived at 16 Cemetery Road before moving to 20 Cemetery Road

Jim Donnelly I was born when we stayed in Cemetery Road,

John Dunsmore Hi. Jim, I keen yeh were. Born your. Parents stayed. Cemetery. Road I had a cousin. Margaret. Speirs who married. Jim. Morrison stay in the. Buildings

Jim Donnelly Long time ago now John,lol

John Dunsmore Big. Tam. Mc. Dade was. Asking for you. M8.

Jeanette Turvey My grandad was born in cemetery road in 1898 John Lamond

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