I’m guessing this brilliant photo was taken in the late 1950’s. Pictured, unusually for the time in colour is High Blantyre’s Main Street. The Baptist Church (the wee tin kirk) is pictured before the current building was constructed.
I’ve not seen many photos of the 1950’s and 1960’s streets in Blantyre, so this one is a rare gem. In the background is Todd’s Bakery, which would become an ice cream shop and plumbers. Behind it, you can just about make out the former McLeans Aerated Mineral Water works, although by this time the buildings were being used as warehouse storage.
Out the scene in the foreground are the police houses, which at the time of this photo, must have been relatively new.
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