1970s Krawczyk & Pate

Fresh from the success of running his Glasgow Road newsagents, Wullie Pate (pictured right) went into partnership with son in law, Geoff Krawczyk. The business partners opened another shop further westwards which people will remember for selling records and cards. It was also a place to buy toys, situated on the north side of Glasgow Road.

Opening up in 1973, it was another popular shop where Blantyre people could go and buy records from, without having to go to Hamilton or Glasgow. The shop only existed for a few years at that location before the demolition of Blantyre tenements at the end of that decade.

Can YOU remember this brilliant wee shop?
With thanks to Geoff and Valerie Krawczyk.

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