Tag: beech place

Queen Elizabeth 2 Coronation 1953

Here’s a great article kindly written and provided by reader, Archie Simm. “On June 2nd , 1953 as part of the Queen Elizabeth 2nd, Coronation, throughout the UK there were neighbourhood and community celebrations big and small. Beech Place (a small cul-de-sac off Auchinraith Road between Elm Street and Logan Street) held their own neighbourhood […]

Origins of Elm Street

     Following the Lanarkshire Slum clearance drive of the 1930’s, and the clearing of Merry’s Rows, in 1950 town planners announced a new Street was to be formed where once the miners homes had been.    These were to be modern, spacious double storey homes with gardens, indoor toilets and more than one bedroom. […]