1910’s Blantyre Mill Ruins

1910s Blantyre Works

This scene is from around the 1910’s. Beyond the River Clyde on the Blantyre side of the river are the ruins of Blantyre Mills and up on the hill, Shuttle Row, the birthplace of Livingstone which was thankfully saved.

The mills were demolished in 1903 leaving nothing much but the wages building (i’ve still to find out why it was singled out) and the terraces where buildings once stood. The vantage point for this image was surely the former Suspension Bridge, which would still have been there at the time.

Today, new flats would be in this viewpoint and the terraces all mostly hidden now by young woodland on the Clyde Walkways.

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