Continuing our look at Glasgow Road in the 1970s. This time Joanna Terrace. With St Joseph’s school in the background.
Category: Blantyre Streets
Familiar, yet different. That’s how I would describe this photo of Main Street in High Blantyre. Taken around 1979, the building on the left is no longer there and no flats opposite beside the Dales. However, the rest of the scene does look very similar. What’s your memories of Main Street in this era? (Road […]
Cobbled streets in Lanarkshire weren’t just apparent where trams once ran. Very often n the 19th and 20th Century, pedestrian crossing points were “reinforced” with cobbles or stone setts. Laid into the road, this provided a mud free crossing point from pavement to pavement in times before tarmac. I couldn’t find any remaining examples of […]
Cath McInally shared this excellent photo of the last days of the Kirkland Place, the former tenement on the north side of Main Street. The entrance to Cemetery Road would have been just out the photo to the left. Taken around 1980, perhaps you remember the Spar, Apollo Taxis, Pandoras Box or Jean Weavers shop? […]
Who remembers the billboards at the bottom of Stonefield Road? Premium advertising space at the traffic lights on a busy junction. Behind, Fisher’s (Ironmongery) Yard was cleared when the other buildings were demolished around 1980. The yard was fenced off and a gravel path was constructed on the small triangular plot of land offering a […]
Going back 100 years on Station Road and how things have changed here. Things looked very rural heading down to the bottom of the road. The former gatehouse on the left on the western side of the road marking the start of Blantyre Works Village. Way down in the distance, the walls of Blantyre Lodge […]
Standing at the corner of Broompark Road near the crossroads at Stonefield Road/Crescent. This is 23rd April 1977 and pictured is the site then proposed for the current Larkfield Community Hall. The Bing was still being levelled. In the background midway down Stonefield Road you can see the partial steeple of the Anderson Church, which […]