Today, I was pleased to welcome 2 lovely people originally from Blantyre over to my home for a blether. Siblings Elizabeth and Brian Weaver grew up in Victoria Street and later at Craigmuir Road next to Blantyre Old Parish Church, but had both moved away.
They were back visiting Blantyre, a return to their old ‘stomping ground’ and had arranged to meet up with me, together with Bonnie Blantyre ‘bee’, Susan Lindner Kelly.
Sitting out in the sunshine we had a good chat about Blantyre days gone by. Some people will no doubt remember Elizabeth and Brian’s mother (Jean Weaver) who once had a shop at Main Street, near the corner of Cemetery Road.
A pleasant couple of hours was spent. However, their visit also had another purpose. After sitting in the sunshine with tea and cakes, we all went eastwards a little along Main Street to the exact grassy spot of Jean’s former shop, where Elizabeth and Brian have donated 2 amazing new wooden planters. Helping to make Blantyre more beautiful they also serve to commemorate their mother’s efforts at that very location all those years ago.
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