Here’s a good photo of High Blantyre Main Street taken around 2000. This was before resurfacing and re-kerbing took place and you may recognise some shops no longer there.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
Margo Clayton If the blue sign is 256 Main Street, then that is where David Ritchie lived.
Blantyre Project yes, i believe he lived there. I’ll try to find the photo with his sign. (Joiners and Glaziers)
Margo Clayton That would be great. Used to love visiting my aunt Minnie there.
Maggie Anderson I worked in the white shop on the left when it was the Co-op drapery too many years ago to mention !!!
Blantyre Project Now Kathy’s Bitta Bling shop and Snips.
Patty Smith I’m sure my ancestors walked on these streets, wow, this is so humbling. Thank you for these pictures and information
Sylvia Mclaughlin #Sheena Mason I rember you n Wullie staying there
Sheena Mason It was wee Mary Lang who had A Bit a Bling and Snips shop when I stayed up the stair and through the back Sylvia. Glory days!xx
Marian Maguire Snips hairdressers had the whole shop, hairdressers still there now divided into two with Kathy’s Bitta Bling next door.
Stephen Watson My dad worked in the co-op before the war. Would it be this one? Maggie Anderson?
Maggie Anderson This was the drapery Stephen Watson accross the road was the grocery….hardware and butchers
Barry Watt Was that the Wok Inn at the time?
Barry Watt And oor Willie’s which is now Ladbrokes. Blakeley’s lounge which is now William hill lol