Going back 53 years next. The last week in July 1967, was not a good week for crashes in Blantyre. Several accidents resulted in significant lengths of walls being demolished.
First, an articulated lorry collided with the boundary wall of Anderson Church on Stonefield Road resulting in about 20 feet of boundary wall and iron fence coming down. A van had also been involved.
Then a day later, a car collided with a lorry on Whistleberry Road and crashed into a stone wall at the entrance to the Brickworks. The fire brigade had to cut out the male driver who was taken to hospital.
Photo: the Anderson Church wall as it is now (the abundantly green boundary to a private home).