A brilliant photo of the demolition of Blantyre Co-Operative’s Central Premises. This was taken in 1981 from an unusual angle. It’s taken from former Jackson Street, the ‘cul de sac’ turning hammerhead in the foreground.
Demolition was underway in this photo with most of the large hall still to be demolished.. Whilst excavators worked on the other side at Herbertson Street, labour are stripping out the building. If you look closely , theres a worker on the roof. No hard hat. No harness or access platform. Sitting on the gable skew of a building coming down.
Glasgow Road is out the picture behind the building. Who remembers the hall?