A wonderful picture of the north side of High Blantyre Main Street. I’m uncertain of the date but think it it may be mid 20th Century. To the left is Loch Ryan Cottage, the property that is now McLeans Newsagents. It had previously been a tailors.
Beyond it, in a building now demolished was a public house, the history of this tenement coming soon to this website. Some of us will remember the two little garage buildings and workshops and Abbott plumbers. The tenement beyond it still exists today now Kathy’s Bling shop and Snips.
Whats your memories of this part of Main Street?
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,
Eleanor Clark The pub that was across from Fyfe’s the undertaker our grandfather was a joiner and he put the ceiling up without using any nails
Lon McIlwraith Brian, my mum Rena McIlwraith worked in Weaver’s shop.
Marian Maguire Lovely picture, much nicer than the flats that are there now. So sad it wasn’t preserved as it had much more character.
Maisie Whittaker I also thought that was Gilchrist shop !
Arlene Campbell There was a post office in the lower part of the picture in the 70s
Isobel Hollis I am very curious,Margaret, as I also was in the same class as Alistair McLean in High Blantyre Primary. I was Isobel Adair at that time! Do you know where the McLeans are now? I know it’s a lifetime ago!
Blantyre Project sorry to be the bearer of sad news.
Margaret Elma Griffin Isobel I think I know you from all those years ago did you have a twin sister Margaret the Talis Twins were my friends my maiden name Is Miller ( Elma Miller ) you may not remember me as we left for England when I was 10 although we came back many many times to visit relatives my Granny and papa Miller and Auntie Jean Rodger she lived in Park Crescent
Isobel Hollis Margaret Elma Griffin, yes! I did have a twin sister,Margaret; sadly, she died in 1991.
Are the Tallis twins still local to Blantyre? I’ve a vague memory that Ann was in Springfield Crescent but that’s many years ago. I’d love to know what happened to them both!
I’ve been in England for many years; I did teach at High Blantyre Primary before I left though! 😀
Yes! Jean McLean sounds very familiar; it’s a small world! Lovely to hear from YOU though!
Maggie Anderson Margaret Elma Griffin my friend’s gran and mum and now her lived in park cres ….she and I worked in the co-op down the road
I wonder if anyone else on here knows anything? Three sets of twins started school together, namely Adair, Tallis and the Cochrane boys! Wonder what became of us all! 🤔
Ann Golder Ann Tallis stays somewhere off Aughinraith Road, Isobel. Jean stays somewhere in England. I meet Ann occasionally in Blantyre, usually in Asda.
Margaret Elma Griffin The original home in Victoria Street I also heard that Jean was in England I remember they had relations in England
Lillias Addison sorry Isobel must have been a blip.
…what did you say in the message!?! Am I wrong in thinking Ann was still in Springfield Crescent?
Lillias Addison Yes Isobel she now stays in Anford Crescent she has been away from Springfield Crescent for a while now.
Then the huts next was the coop drapers and shoes. Then I think there used to be a bank it was never open in my time. Mrs Weavers Babyshambles was next to the chip shop.
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I don’t know when McLeans’ the Newsagent opened there but it was certainly there in the early 50’s Paul.