Ogden Family at Main Street, 1979

Gwyn Ogden shared this photo of High Blantyre Main Street.

Pictured in 1979 is the small cottage at 294 Main Street, near the top cross. The cottage is derelict today not far from the traffic lights. Pictured just over 40 years ago, are some children including Gwyn’s three oldest children Robert, Matthew and Natalie who are standing outside their ‘ancestral hom’e.

This was the house of Jean Thomas, who married into the Fleming family and who was the mother of Gwyn. Jean was therefore the grandmother of the children pictured who were back in Blantyre at the time to see the house.

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The cottage has seen better days and even in the last 10-15 years has been claimed by nature. It now looks like this:

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