A photo from 126 years ago! This is High Blantyre at Douglas Street in 1892, looking across to the newly constructed church halls. In the foreground is a wooden cart, likely belonging to the whitewashed smiddy adjacent. Behind it is the Kirkyard Cemetery and behind that the tenements near Kirkon’s High Blantyre Cross.
During the 1850’s the Fairservice family lived in these little old thatched, whitewashed homes. They are today buried immediately behind their old garden wall in the Kirkyard, never having moved far between life and death.
With thanks to Sandy Wilkie for sharing. Today, all of those buildings are now gone, the trees in the graveyard much, much taller and the cemetery wall realigned and repaired. The scene now looks like this:
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