Site of the Lido, 1910

This beautiful picture was painted in 1910 by Miss J Sweet, a local woman.

She painted between 1902 and 1968 and this tranquil scene is pictured at the River Clyde on the Blantyre side that would eventually become the Lido. Craighead estate is on the left side.

Above the painter’s vantage point would have been the railway pillars and viaduct heading above the water over to Bothwell.

The children’s peaceful scene by the water, in reality would be rudely interrupted by the trundle of an overhead locomotive or the clanking and bell of a tram going over the nearby Bothwell Bridge.

The painting is in Low Parks Museum and now belongs to South Lanarkshire Council.

Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:

Moira Macfarlane Beautiful picture.
Gary Scott Lived in craighead cottage when I was a kid
Jessie Caldow What a talented Artist she was to have painted this beautiful picture!
Anne Mosley Beautiful !

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