Little bit of 1960’s trivia! If you look very closely at the little wall in front of 124 Main Street, you’ll notice it’s slightly different from the rest of the wall, not too far from the top junction of Auchinraith Road. The reason was a crash which happened over half a Century ago!
On 18th February 1967, an articulated lorry driven by Frederick Souter (38) of Liverpool, skidded whilst taking the bend at Main Street, High Blantyre near the junction with Auchinraith Road. The vehicle ploughed into the garden at 124 Main Street doing substantial damage to the wall and the nearby lamp standard. Nobody was injured.
The little wall was subsequently rebuilt and the lamp standard replaced.
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