Main Street at Kirkton

Love this photo, which I’ll share here in high resolution. 1920’s Main Street looking east towards Kirkton Cross. So much to talk about. The buildings on either side and in the background, all now no longer there. The lack of vehicle traffic, horses on the street and an era beginning to get away from children with bare feet in the street.

I’ve recently shown some zoomed in areas of this photo, so hope you enjoy seeing it exclusively in all its entirety online. Thank you to Gordon Cook for sharing.

1920s HBC from bridge copy

1925 Hi Resolution Main Street (PV)

4 responses to “Welcome to the Blantyre Project

  1. Wilma and her parents lived next door to my sister Alice. Perfect neighbours and a lovely family. I remember Wilma from Calder Street school.
    Chatted with her parents a few times over the fence on some of my trips. 1982 when I was back for the Junior Cup final, which of course, the ‘VICS won! A bit more than a chat, more like a blether!

  2. I am in touch with Hughina now and again via e mail, I met up with Hughina a few years ago for lunch at the Avonbridge in Hamilton during one of my trips. A lovely lady.
    She has 2 sons who share my passion in football.

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