1900s Main Street


1900 Main Street 2 wm

A fantastic photo of Main Street, High Blantyre, taken around the first decade of the 1900’s. In the foreground, the tenement that still stands was JB Struthers Inn and the Masonic Lodge (long before the roughcast covered the stone).

The Priestfield tree is MOST prominent in this photo, even in 1900, estimated as being around 70 or 80 years old. Below it, the buildings of Priestfield farm and beyond them the Co Buildings.

This Edwardian scene hasn’t really changed too much, but I suspect its the tree itself that makes things so familiar even nearly 120 years later!

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

Blantyre Project WHAT a photo! 😉

Jim McDougall Brilliant photo, Growing up in high Blantyre in thr 40s and 50s , It looks just like it was then

Blantyre Project stay tuned this week for High Blantyre photos in the 1950s.

Margaret Elma Griffin Yes it does just look like it was back in the day

Eleanor Connor Beautiful pic! 💚 💛

Margaret Henry This tree is forever etched in my mind. My friend Margaret Whiteford lived in the farm. Great memories of playing there! Margaret Henry (Dorricott)
Margaret Lindner Still there

Blantyre Project Jim Brown took this excellent photo of the tree as it is today.

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BillandLexy Dorricott that tree is still there Margaret

Sheena Inglis So Interested to see this photo as my husband’s Grandfather was born at Priestfield Farm in 1889 – John Watson.

Margaret Nimmo Lehmann Remember it well

Stephen Kelly Is that up across from the chippie?

Blantyre Project yes, exactly across from Ginos/Tanning Salon/McLeans/Turkish Barber/Broons/Flowrstogo

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