Village – Another Comparison

Going back 100 years on Station Road and how things have changed here. Things looked very rural heading down to the bottom of the road. The former gatehouse on the left on the western side of the road marking the start of Blantyre Works Village. Way down in the distance, the walls of Blantyre Lodge Estate, at a time before the grounds became David Livingstone Centre.

What’s your memories of this area? (It most likely is the houses that are there now, given how old they are!)

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Today, this scene looks very different, land used for housing.

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

William Mullen Is the big tree at the corner still there across from the pub ?
Paddy Neil William Mullen yes.
William Mullen My childhood
Jim Brankin When I was young I’m sure it was the Strangs that lived in the corner house
William Mullen Jim Brankin where you Brought up in knightswood terrace
Jim Brankin William Mullen 16 although wd lived across a the road at first think Sadie Dolen lives there now and Maria lives in 16. Your family lived at the bottom of the street along from Gordon Fotheringham. Mullens and Maguires lived opposite one another.
Mary Kirkbride Happy memories of visiting my aunty kathy lanaghan down there when we were kids xx
John McArdle my uncle pat letham stayed there
David Lanaghan My father was brought up in knightswood terrace. The Clyde was his playground and that’s where his ashes went.
Matthew McGuigan My wife Myra (Rouse), lived in number 97 all through the 50’s -60’s and early 70’s.
Charlotte Ogilvie My childhood lived in Viewfield Ave. Great place.
Lilian Breslin I was born and lived in the gate house in the village till I was 4 or 5
Iain Mcmillan House on left now called the village gates
James Richardson 70 years ago Ronnie & Cameron Semple stayed in that house
Linda Halpin My mum Alice McCann Carroll stayed at Knightswood Terrace then stayed at Fagan Court Village born and bred she was. 96 when she died and sadly missed everyday. What a lovely soul she was xx
Carole Mackie Rickard My Mum was born in the first of the ‘new’ houses in this pic 89 Station Road in 1939. My Great Gran moved there when they were built from Shuttle Row.
James Faulds i remember going down to the mill for bags sawdust in a wheel barrow to line the blantyre celtics park

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