If you’re a certain age, you may recognise the abandoned High Blantyre Train Station, pictured here in 1956. Looking southwards towards Sydes Brae ,the station is now a modern housing estate beside High Blantyre Old Parish Church, just out the picture to the left.
I liked the VIROL advert on the left. VIROL forced fed to kids to make them “healthy”! (Was that not processed beef and eggs?!). This was the beginning of the end for the station which fell into rapid decline through becoming overgrown and due to vandalism in the subsequent years.
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Gillian Cunningham What happened to the Virol sign ? Very saleable….lol
Blantyre Project it sounds like marmite! lol. Doesnt sound too appetising.
Brian Weaver Elizabeth, I hated Virol
Elizabeth Weaver Delicious, wasn’t it? You can still buy it, but it’s now an expensive “health food” and doesn’t taste quite as syrupy.
Elizabeth Weaver Brian Weaver I think we did, but Mum hid it at the back of the pantry because she knew it was irresistible. In beside the condensed milk, the golden syrup and other delicious things 🙂
Jiae Jiae Brian Weaver You were either a Delarosa house or a Virol house, I remember my mother saying Virol was better…..she wouldn’t buy Delarosa….my teeth would not have agreed with her on any of these…all full of sugar.
Blantyre Project apologies, i have found an additional note that this picture should read ’63 not ’56.
Elizabeth Weaver Yes, I thought so too. We moved into The Glebe in May 1963 and I thought that area was flattened by then.
Jiae Jiae Yep, I would also have thought more run down by ’63
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Whilst it was a live station Iain? If so, this picture should be dated later, perhaps into the 1960s.
I remember the station being on fire and I was only born in 1956.
Dr Iain A Sanderson
8 Sycamore Gardens