Another of Elizabeth Weavers wonderful photos from 1950. This is Elizabeth as a child at 104 Victoria Street. She told me, “We lived in the house right next to the railway bridge. You’ll see the fields behind the house? We called that “the plots” – must have been allotments at one time, I think. Children played football and rounders there and you could walk over to Stonefield Rd through “the plots”. We had a big garden then but it was cut in half to build the new houses which are now there.”
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Jean Gibson My aunt Nettie Purse lived in Victoria Street. The last house before the lane that went on to High Blantyre Main Street.
Tricia Grieve Oh me Kenny,Robbie,Margaret and jean spent most of our time up the plots building dens or playing cowboys and Indians what I would give for one day back then with them xxxx
Elizabeth Weaver Tricia Grieve – did you live in Victoria Street? I remember a family called Grieve who lived in the corner house (corner of Victoria Street and Morris Crescent).
Mary Kane That’s amazing. I understand your Auntie Alice and my mum Barbara McCabe were first cousins. Another piece of the jigsaw completed. I visited Victoria Street many times in the late 60s getting to know Tricia and her family when she married my older brother. Nicest family you could ever meet. xx