Priestfield Street

High Blantyre is the location of today’s article. Another comparison of old and new. This is Priestfield Street junction with Main Street (directly across from the entrance to the park).

The McLean Brothers are lined up with their workers and carts ready to start their deliveries of aerated water all over Blantyre. Their business was located across the road, where now there’a a carpark at the entrance to the park.

Knowing the black and white photo is the best part of a hundred years old and seeing how large the tree was even then, may give an idea how old that tree actually is. I’m guessing the tree has been there since the 1830s or 40s around the time of Queen Victoria becoming Monarch!!

The modern photo is taken in exactly the same place and again shows just how much things have changed.

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