Another look at Main Street in the 1980s, the final picture in this set. Looking north east the most prominent sandstone building in the background on the left is the current ‘Dales’ tenement at the corner of Broompark Road. However, the other buildings to the right of them are all mostly gone.
The tenements along Main Street at the background on the corner of Cemetery Road all boarded although shops below still open, not long before demolition. The little cottage in the foreground had seen better times. That location is now a little grassy plot of land with some young birch trees planted in a row along the front of Main Street.
What can you tell me about the little cottage or the shops in the background during this era, some 30-35 year ago?
Thanks to Gordon Cook for sharing.
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Bobby Hunter Blantyre Project would say around 1988
cemetery road to a brand new house in Camelon Crescent. They’re were a few families who lived above the shops who moved also. McMillans, Stewart family & Mccluskies.
Irene Dickman Elizabeth Weaver happy days indeed. All good with us thank you. (Four sons and ten grandchildren ) all doing well. Xx
Alan Dorricott The grocers was ‘Broons’ and the frontage was painted red. I also remember the chippy there too. Further down the road just past the Stones was Wilson’s shop, also sadly gone.
Elizabeth Weaver I think it’s the front of the Dales we can see in the photo, and the tenements on the right are the buildings where the shops were. The cottage in between the two tenements is across the road from the front of the Dales, and when I knew it, the Moffat family lived there. (I think )