Taken from high above Burnbank Hillhouse, this aerial photo from 1961 looks back towards High Blantyre. At a time before the EK Expressway, you can see the relatively new Kirkton Avenue and Waverley Terrace in the Housing Estate in the foreground, which had only been constructed a few years earlier. The fields to the left are now the Jerusalem houses. At the very top of the picture, Malcolmwood Farm sits in its elevated position.
Of interest too are the expanses of fields in the centre of Blantyre at Wheatlands, before SHHA houses and right at the back the line of modern semi detached houses on a lower half of Watson Street are visible.
The road snaking through the middle of the picture is High Blantyre Main Street.
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Drew Fisher Another amazing picture. Is there a higher definition copy available? Town planning was obviously not heard of when the ‘new houses’ were developed (but I’m sure they provided much better accommodation than existed previously). Interesting to see the garden nursery at the corner of Main Street and Auchinraith Road and also the home of Dr Terris on Main St. Great work!
Gord Fotheringham Thought dr.terris lived on station rd….
Elizabeth Weaver The Terris family lived in High Blantyre originally, though they moved to Blantyre later on. Right, Rosalyn Faulds?
Rosalyn Faulds Small Crescent, Hillcrest 120 Main Street, Dalcraig Crescent until he retired.
Rosalyn Faulds Forgot the spell im East Kilbride between Hillcrest and Dalcraig Crescent when Dad left general practice and became a school/clinic doctor in various areas of Lanarkshire right down to Crawford at one point!
Ian Dobson Good memories from here. Playing football down the park and hanging about the auld burn. Brilliant photo.
Kenny Weir I can see my house in Park Crescent