1904 Demolition Blantyre Mills

1904 Blantyre weir copy-Colorized

The next in a new series of colourised old photos. Here’s what happens when you put a quality 1904 black and white image and colourise. A hundred and sixteen year old photo brought back to life in colour, letting us see what the demolition of Blantyre Mills must have looked like!

In the foreground the corner of the former gas works is being demolished, at a time before mechanical demolition equipment, literally taken down brick by brick with hammers and hard work.

The weir in the background and the River Clyde so distinctively recognisable. The fields in the background, now covered in quality new homes in Bothwell.

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