Main Street, High Blantyre


1920s Main Street High Blantyre1Another wonderful photo of High Blantyre Main Street, from the 1920’s.

On the right, in the Co-operative building (now Costcutters), a child carries the shopping basket of a mother or grandmother. A boy look on at the camera and the Co-operative delivery horse and cart looks fully loaded, ready to set off from the kerbside.

A little boy parks his bike outside the former McLean’s Newsagents shop (which burned down in subsequent decades). It is said that the fire was so hot that it melted and fused together the coins in the till. Nobody was injured although a dog died.

The buildings all on the left hand side now demolished and currently the entrance to the small car park at the side of Ladbrokes.

A scene truly different today.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said,

Margaret Mary OSullivan Amazing photo! So much detail in it. You just look at the people and wonder what they are talking about or what is going through their minds. Love it! So clear.

Maisie Whittaker Just love seeing the old photo’s

Betty McLean I remember seeing inside after the fire the destruction and the smell.

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