A wonderful snowy scene from Winter 2017 captured by Jim Brown. The house is the part of the former orphanage, later used as a wages counting house at Blantyre Works, near the David Livingstone Memorial Bridge.
The whole scene is echoed by another photograph from the same vantage point, 114 years earlier! The Buildings back then had seen far better days and were ready to be demolished. Despite a feeling that they could have been preserved, the modern picture makes me thankful that at least part of that old orphanage was kept.
Blantyre Works records (employment details, wages etc ) remain elusive. I would LOVE to get my hands on them, if anybody ever wants to point me in the right direction.
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