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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Henry Hambley Interesting how many people there are walking on the pavements and road. A busy little place.
Betty McLean Wonderful smell from Todd bakery on my way to High Blantyre school.
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My grandmother went to live with her aunt and uncle, in 1900, at the age of 5, after her mother passed away. They lived in Rosebank cottage, Auchenraith Rd. I wondered if anyone would know which school, she would have attended? Thanks.