Gasworks Row

 

Screen Shot 2016-04-28 at 22.14.15Gasworks Row – was a former block of 6 little single storey houses, situated adjacent to the north of the yard gates of the Blantyre Gas Works on the eastern side of Stonefield Road.

Built around 1880, they were partially demolished during the Second World War, leaving just 3 existing for some years post WW2. During the early 20th Century, to their north was Dixons Rows, to their south, the Gas works, which would later become Letham’s Garage.

From “Blantyre Explained” by Paul Veverka (c)2016

On social media:

Jim McDougall The three houses were occupied in 1943 by the families of Mr and Mrs John and Alice Mc Dougall . The other families were Mrs Maggie Bell and the other was a Mrs Hanchart I don’t know if that’s the right way to spell that name . In 1947 all the families were moved to the Prefabs in Main St High Blantyre

The Blantyre Project thanks Jim. Thats appreciated.

Catherine Murphy We lived in Dixons Rows our house was right at the front on to Stonefield Road we lived there from 1950 till1956 I remember Letham s Garage there was alopments up there to

Catherine Murphy My brother was born in Dixons Rows on October 1955 he was delivered by nurse Macera we left some time after that to the prefabs on Parkville Drive

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