A modern aerial photo of Calderside Farm, High Blantyre. Also in the photograph is the farm’s converted barn, now a lovely house named , “Calderside House”.
The property owner, Mr James Brown shared this photo recently adding, ” I lived at 27 Ellisland St in the prefabs then moved to a new house at Jedburgh St when I was about 13. Across the road from us in Ellisland St were families Cleland, Coyle, Frame and Gallagher. Across the road coming back down was Wyper, Cairns, Kelly, us then Borland, J&R Strang tyres.
Fulton fork lifts, was either John or Robert Futon from Burns St there was also the Clarks from Afton St, coal merchants in Blantyre. Jim Tallis (of the taxi company of the same name) also lived at the other end of Ellisland (although he didn’t have taxis then)”
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