I’d never seen this photo before until recently. Shuttle Row, the birthplace of David Livingstone. The installation of the turnstyles would suggest its after 1929 when the museum opened. The vehicle perhaps from the 1930s or 40s. Looks like it needs a whitewash too. The picture is full of character, the car certainly helping this scene identify with days long gone.
Featuring Blantyre Project Social Media with permission. Strictly not for use by others on or offline, our visitors said:
Marian Maguire My mother in law and family lived there when they came from Ireland, they were then decanted to larkfield as it was going to be done up.
Tom McGuigan My Dad was born in Shuttle Row in 1924.
Carole Mackie Rickard My Nana was born in Shuttle Row in 1914
Gord Fotheringham This was how i remembered it….jist hope they keep the turnstiles
Mary Mullen We used to jump over the fence at the back of houses in View field Avenue to get in lol xxx
Michael Mcginley Mary Mullen on a hot summer day , into Tommy Morgans shop for a jubilee ,put some penny’s in the one arm bandit and down to lives for the day
Mary Mullen Michael Mcginley yes Michael they were great times xxx
Betty McLean There was a tea room in the building too
Gord Fotheringham Aye right mary through the bee hives…..got stung more than once
Linda Halpin My mum was there when the queen mother opened it she was 9 xx