This photo is from 1953 (was that really 66 years ago?!) Looking down from near “Allers Farm” northwards towards the Dalton junction at Stoneymeadow. The little buildings on the right at the junction are no longer there.
At the time, Stoneymeadow Road was the main route from Blantyre to East Kilbride.
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Janet Cochrane Yes
Alex Forrest I remember there was a petrol garage
Graham Ferguson Remember the petrol station at that junction.Used to stop off there on way to Greenhall nine hole pitch and putt.Walked down Stoneymeadow road from Calderwood EK.This was late sixties.Hamilton road was dual carriageway then.
Archie Peat Yes , and it was called ” Steenemeediy ”
Margaret Elma Griffin Yes I remember the buildings and it being the main route to EK used to walk there used to be a wee shop there
Barrie Fleming Cam remember it being the main route to EK before the bypass was built.
Jessie Caldow I remember, when we lived in Hamilton we used that road to drive to E.Kilbride. We sometimes stopped to play the nine hole pitch and putt.
Sandy Robertson ASK WILLIAM YOUNG FOR VIDEOS
David Downie I used that road often but do not know the buildings.
Sandy Wilkie Note, Agnes & Margo plus John & Heather Moore!
Jim McSorley Used to cycle that road every day to my work at Dechmont farm.
Sandy Wilkie With no gears in “the olden days”, Jim, you MUST have been off your bike at some point?
Jim McSorley Sandy Wilkie Ha sandy once up the hill at Greenhall it was level over generals brig then at bit uphill after stoneymeadow garage. Sometimes would stop at the garage to see old Mrs Birch. Would sometimes see your van collecting milk from Jim Boyd’s.
Sandy Wilkie Jim McSorley We have a gardener comes in to our wee place in Argyll and it turns out his wife Heather, was the daughter of the folks who used to be in the wee shop next to the garage, through the wall from Big Sanny!
Jim McSorley Sandy Wilkie bob watt from high mains his brother pumped petrol at the garage. I Connot remember this first name.
Andrew Hamilton Jim McSorley John Watt, stayed in Parkhall Street in EK village, the wee poodle dog was called Pepe 😄Happy Days
Jim McSorley Ha sandy once up the hill at Greenhall it was level over generals brig then at bit uphill after stoneymeadow garage. Sometimes would stop at the garage to see old Mrs Birch. Would sometimes see your van collecting milk from Jim Boyd’s
Andrew Hamilton Jimmy Callaghan stayed in one house across from the garage he ran a small haulage business, and the house next door was Mrs Young a widower on her own. Her son was Alex Young an Auctioneer at Lawrie and Symington in Lanark
Sandy Wilkie Andrew Hamilton Mrs Young’s late husband was who I referred to as “Sanny” short for Alexander. What was the period that Fergie Watt’s uncle Johnny Watt (always referred to locally as “the Boy”) lived where the garage was, ‘70’s?
Andrew Hamilton Sandy Wilkie John stayed in a caravan at the yard at the rear of the Regent Petrol station, but got a flat in EK village, after the Regent Petrol station it was Texaco
Stewart Kennedy Aye Sandy Wilkie, Alex was my pal at primary and i ran about the pig farm for years Many little piglets i brought into the world.