Now here’s a charming, beautiful photo filled with nostalgia. Three children walk down the Pech Brae at the Calder past the former cottage. Not far from Niaroo. Taken in 1953, some 66 years ago, theres a closeness with each of them, perhaps siblings? It’s amazing what can be found in a photo with a little […]
Category: Blantyre Places
This photo is from 1953 (was that really 66 years ago?!) Looking down from near “Allers Farm” northwards towards the Dalton junction at Stoneymeadow. The little buildings on the right at the junction are no longer there. At the time, Stoneymeadow Road was the main route from Blantyre to East Kilbride.
I think these photos may be early 1980’s? The derelict buildings at Haughhead are pictured, to the north of Blantyreferme, just beyond the railway bridge. The photo with the white van was taken from Blantyreferme Bing, after it had been reduced in height. Today, this field is now a small woodland, very different to that […]
The location is known for this picture. It’s Haughhead, the flattening and removal of the Bing. You can see the railway in the background and the photo is taken not far from Blantyreferme Road. However, I need some help with this as I don’t know what year that happened. Early 80s? Anybody know? Featuring Blantyre Project […]
Victor Silvinski shared this amazing black and white photo. Taken in the 1950’s , his family were professional acrobats, originally coming to Blantyre in 1901. They were always on the lookout for places to train for shows that would take them all over the world. Like this photo, one handed handstands on the edge of […]
This photo may not be much to look at, but the scene is incredibly changed today. Taken in 1977, it shows the former Dixons Bing at Larkfield, just before being levelled. The road is Broompark Road, with Eddie Collins ‘supermarket’ and bakey seen clearly. High Blantyre Primary School would be out the picture to the […]