Here’s the full photo from 1900 or just before showing the expansive Blantyre Works Mills, the sweeping Clyde at the bend. If you look closely you’ll see the gardens on the left hand side, the whitewashed double storey homes of Waterloo Row and the old suspension bridge.
On the opposite bank, on the horizon is the square steeple of Bothwell Parish Church. How wonderful it would be, from a curiosity perspective to be transported back there for a day to walk around this scene.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,
Archie Peat I,ll say it again , its amazing that within 50 years most of this was gone and the green area of ” The Braes ” predominated and prefab housing was built.