Hopefully this is the first time you’ve seen this photo! This is over a hundred years ago at High Blantyre Main Street.
Looking eastwards from the Priestfield Area, the cottage in the middle left (Loch Ryan Cottage) is still there today in the form of McLeans Newsagents.
In the foreground is Robert Todd’s bakers shop in a tenement thats no longer there. Today, a modern new home has been built in that location near the entrance to the Kirkton Public Park.
The former Co-op buildings are on the right hand side on the south of Main Street, and clearly theres a noticeable lack of any traffic. I’ll be exploring the detailed history of all these buildings in due course.
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