1960’s Main Street

Hopefully the first time you’ve seen this photo. This looks like the early 1960’s and is of course HIgh Blantyre Main Street looking east towards Hamilton. The prominent building on the right is still there today but was at that time the Blantyre Co-operative Society.

Also prominent are the former tenements at the corner of Cemetery Road towards the back left and across from them, the former tenement at Lint Butts. Indeed some other buildings in this scene are now demolished including the two little huts on the left, one of which used to be Abbott plumbers.

Who remembers Main Street like this?

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